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We must talk of India, Singh said as he shook hands with officersNCOs and JCOs from his regiment the Maratha Light Infantry of which he remains a honorary colonel For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigrah | Published: April 9 2014 4:08 am Related News In the final burst of electioneering candidates and political parties held roadshows and padyatras across the city in an attempt to cover every sector one last time before the campaign for the Lok Sabha election officially ended on Wednesday evening Members of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress held a padyatra from Sector 17 plaza to Gandhi Samarak Bhawan The party workers had gathered at the plaza attired in T-shirts having the photograph of the party’s candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal on one side and a slogan on the other Bansal’s son Manish Bansal led the rally as supporters carrying party flags marched along Apart from the padyatra some Congress supporters also held a roadshow with a cavalcade of vehicles moving across different sectors Bansal expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious Instead of roadshows Bansal attended several public meetings He said the BJP was banking on the self-created ‘Modi wave’ which he claimed was little more than a display of extravagant spending on branding the Gujarat chief minister as its prime ministerial candidate A film on Bansal was shown at some places The city unit of the BJP along with its candidate Kirron Kher held a roadshow which started from Khuda Lahora and after covering the northern sectors entered Manimajra The second round of the roadshow started in the afternoon from Sector 61 and covered the southern sectors BJP city unit president Sanjay Tandon and former MP Satya Pal Jain accompanied Kher The supporters threw pamphlets from the vehicles Interestingly the volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party followed them sweeping away the pamphlets with their brooms AAP candidate Gulkirat Kaur Panag’s cavalcade travelled through most parts of the city Along the way Panag interacted with the voters at some places As the procession passed the BJP office the BJP supporters waved their party flags In retaliation the AAP supporters showed brooms Panag asked people to vote for change BSP candidate Jannat Jahan covered most parts of the city including the urban areas as well as the colonies and villages starting her roadshow from Sector 35 and concluding it at Dhanas Party convener Haffiz Anwar-ul-Haq and president Jagir Singh accompanied her Jahan said that her party would win because all sections of society were supporting it and people were now frustrated with fake promises made by leaders of other parties Members of CPI (ML) held a bike rally in some sectors The campaigning came to an end at 6 pm For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: March 11 2013 1:45 am Top News At Olive BistroSalsa is not just a nacho dip Irisha and Awadeshinternational Salsa teachers will show some of their favourite moves for beginners in a workshop on Tuesday at the Bund Garden situated restaurant The workshop will run for 45 minutesbeginning at 830 pmand will be followed by a Salsa party where participants can unwind and enjoy the flavour of Salsa and the culture of social dancing For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 8 2013 2:15 am Related News Two more snatching incidents were reported in the city on Sunday Pinky Kapoorresident of Sector 45 complained that occupants of a Pulsar motor cycle snatched away her gold chain near Sector 45-C A case under Section 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person)379 (punishment for theft) IPC has been registered in the police station at Sector 34 The case is under investigation In another such incidentAnita Raniresident of Sector 41 complained that occupants of a motor cycle snatched away her gold chain A case has been registered at police stationSector 39 More than ninety nine cases of snatching have been reported since January at various police stations of Chandigarh For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News| Published: April 26 2017 12:00 am Cover of Chetan Bhagat’s book One Indian Girl Top News On a day when his book Five Point Someone (2004) was included in the syllabus of Delhi University’s English Literature programme as part of the Popular Fiction section writer Chetan Bhagat found himself in the middle of a plagiarism row Bengaluru-based writer Anvita Bajpai accused Bhagat of lifting the “characters places and emotional flow” of his One Indian Girl (2016 Rupa Publications) from her short story Drawing Parallels from the book Life Odds & Ends (2014 Lifi Publications) In her Facebook post Bajpai an IIT Madras-IIM Bangalore alumnus wrote that in 2014 when Bhagat had come to Bengaluru for BLF’14 she had given him a copy of her book for writing a review She writes “… though he denied the notice sent by Anvita Bajpai alleging that One Indian Girl published in the year 2016 is nothing but a copy of Drawing Parallels and the theme of her story has been intelligently copied” In February this year Bajpai served Bhagat a legal notice asking him to withdraw the book and to pay a sum of Rs 5 lakh as compensation Bhagat responded a month later denying all charges Bajpai then approached the civil court seeking permanent injunction to restrain Bhagat and his publisher from selling the book “The Hon’ble Court after hearing the advocate for Mrs Anvita Bajpai has granted temporary injunction till the next of hearing restraining Mr Chetan Bhagat and the publisher from selling the Book The injunction order came to be passed on 19th April 2017” Bajpai writes in the post She has also claimed Rs 1 lakh as compensation Bhagat responded to Bajpai’s Facebook post with one of his own In it he says “This is deeply unfortunate This is for one an absolute surprise for me as I have never read any of this author’s works My stories are always original — including One Indian Girl — and it is unthinkable for me to do anything like what is suggested Surely alleging anything like this in the current digital age is strange I write universal stories about everyday issues This could be a misunderstanding and am sure will be clarified as what is being suggested is baseless My publisher’s legal team will be taking appropriate steps” When contacted Bajpai 40 said she had sent copies of her book to many writers including Bhagat seeking their opinion on her work “I knew of him as an immensely popular writer but I have never read his books or followed him on social media I have watched films based on his books though I only came to read One Indian Girl recently when many people told me how similar Radhika’s character was to my protagonist” she says One Indian Girl is Bhagat’s sixth book and it features his first female protagonist investment banker Radhika Mehta who has to choose between the three men in her life In Bajpai’s short story her young protagonist Aliya is also a modern working woman who constantly compares her husband Mark with her first boyfriend Krishna Like One Indian Girl it’s also about who she eventually ends up with “Of course mine is a short story and his is a novel so he has had the chance to expand on many issues and introduce diversions but can make-up take away from how a woman really looks The stories are too similar to be a mere coincidence” she says A spokesperson from Rupa Publications refused to comment on the case Calls and messages to Bhagat’s assistant went unanswered The next hearing of the case will be in June For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shantanu David | New Delhi | Updated: August 4 2014 12:13 pm Related News The interiors of Farzi Cafe Molecular gastronomy with bold unrestrained flavours as opposed to the vague ephemeral foams and airs that one normally associates with the cooking style Priced so competitively so as to gladden an Olympic coach’s heart Pigs will fly first right At Farzi cafe they do We will dispense with elaborating on the décor and concentrate on the food Suffice to say the restaurant with its interior walls resembling garden hedges French-inspired illustrations quaint objet d’art live stage area and high-tech ambient music shows it takes its tag of “modern Indian tapas bar and bistro” uber seriously The menu is an arresting read as much for its contents as its presentation (each item is hand-written and accoutred with illustrations another personalised touch to a restaurant in which everything from the cutlery is customised and the soda carbonated in-house) It wanders across the country stopping by both home and highway to ensure a constantly evolving menu that documents pan-Indian food Our lesson begins with an amuse bouche of a shot of Mishti Doi with reverse spherification These little spheres of mishti doi served on chilled steaming platters explode in your mouth with a promise of things to come Things such as the Dal Chawal Arancini served with rolled-up papad on a bed of onion chutney in an entirely Sicilian presentation but a flavour that is the pure north Indian comfort food of dal chawal aur achar Then there’s the Sarson Ki Galawat accompanied by masala popcorn corn and cheese tostadas and buttermilk spheres Here’s the curious thing: you’re sitting in an air-conditioned bistro being served something that looks like it was styled at elBulli but as soon as you take that first bite you’re immediately transported to a crisp morning at a roadside dhaba your mouth full of sarson da saag makki di roti aur chaach Remember we said pigs fly here The imported Belgian pork finished with a Kashmiri rishta reduction melts into a delicious melange of flavours and textures once safely docked in our mouths Clearly while molecular gastronomy may be one of the engines in this machine the other is sheer atavism For mains we keep things simple simple like a Japanese haiku that is There’s the Posh Maggi a wild re-imagining of the subcontinent’s favourite budget snack Topped off with a generous dollop of foie gras (at least until stocks last following the recent ban on the luxury commodity after which there will be either caviar or shaved scallops) and drenched in truffle oil the dish has the decadence to match rare tenderloin made of the finest beef The Chicken Tikka Masala is served in a two-tiered miniature red telephone booth with Cornish naans as fitting tribute to its British origins with a flavour that is unabashedly desi more lip-smacking than Mughlai from your favourite takeaway For dessert there is the Roohafza Crème brulee which takes you right back to childhood Or you might have the Phirni Oxide which comes complete with a table-side ritual involving liquid nitrogen hammers rabri batasha and a whole lot of smoke but again tastes like the management have a dynastic sweetmaker from Purani Dilli in the kitchen Meal for two: Rs 2000 (including taxes excluding alcohol) Address: 7-8 Ground Floor Cyber Hub DLF Cyber City Gurgaon Contact: 8800690418 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSoccer: Ake values Bournemouth relegation scrap over minor role at Chelsea | Reuters India Reuters Oct 27 2017 23:30:10 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 27 2017 23:30 PM | Updated Date: Oct 27 2017 23:30 PM Tags : This week once again indirect taxes were lowered on some items This usually happens because of three reasons First that certain things are politically sensitive like khakra in Gujarat which can attract negative headlines Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing a press conference after attending 23rd GST Council Meeting in Guwahati PTI Second because the government feels that having become more expensive these items will decline in sales and affect the economy And third that it is felt that the items were wrongly classified in the first place All indirect taxes are bad because they tax rich and poor alike My driver and I pay the same tax for Coca Cola It is on the issue of direct taxes like income tax where the state must be effective The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has 7 slabs: 0 percent 25 percent 3 percent 5 percent 12 percent 18 percent and 28 percent The rate at which things are taxed is decided by the GST Council which has representation from the Union government and the states Usually it is the state finance minister but not always Karnataka for example is represented by Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda The interesting thing to me is to see what items are at 0 percent and what ones at 28 percent and why Till Friday there were 227 items in the 28 percent slab This started with chewing gum and ended with vacuum flasks and mannequins used by shops to display clothes After a meeting of the GST Council there will apparently only be 50 items on the list How does the council decide which things we should pay most tax for The government decides this on the basis of a subjective reasoning It identifies things as being either ‘sinful’ goods or demerit goods Announcing a reduction in the list of these goods Bihar’s deputy chief minister Sushil Modi said that chewing gum chocolates shaving materials and washing powder would be among the items that would be moved from 28 percent to 18 percent He said that in the council there was "unanimity that only sin and demerit goods remain in the 28 percent category" The interesting question is what the State and its politicians consider to be a sin or a demerit good Firstly we should start by acknowledging that the concept of ‘sin’ as it exists in the Christian tradition does not feature in the Hindu faith In the Bible sin is a crime against god For example the Original Sin of Christianity is Adam and Eve’s decision to disobey god and eat the forbidden fruit which made them sexually aware The sins of Christianity include sloth and lust which are natural feelings for which God will judge Christians We do not have this concept But let us understand sin from its common meaning of something that is or is seen to be immoral or encouraging immorality Such as alcohol Alcohol is of course not on the GST list States can tax it at the rates they choose (and some states like Gujarat do not tax it at all because officially no alcohol is sold in Gujarat Unofficially it is a different story) The strange thing is it can be cheaper because of that fact One could have a meal and a drink at restaurant in Mumbai and pay 18 percent for food but only 10 percent (the Value Added Tax) on alcohol One should not complain much about this but it points to an imperfect system The issue of the demerit good is more complex This is a product or service whose consumption is considered socially undesirable Of course alcohol is part of this but so is tobacco and especially in recent times junk food This is why we should take a look at the list of sinful and demerit goods It includes paints (to colour your homes and offices) but also paints for artists and shoe polish (a product bought and used by some of the poorest street workers) Why punish such people It is difficult to imagine on what basis these are either sinful or demerit And then fireworks which are in any case expensive and out of the reach of the poor are on the list but also fire extinguishers This I found to be astonishing In a nation where safety standards are the lowest in the world why make compliance expensive Yachts and personal aircraft are taxed at the same rate 28 percent as motorcyles and cars I can imagine cars being seen in a poor nation as a luxury But motorcycles What aspect of owning a two-wheeler is sinful or demerit Tyres also attract the same high tax meaning that for the individual replacing his SUV’s tyre pays the same rate of tax as the cyclist Air conditioners fridges washing machines and water heaters have all come in this category also Again it can be argued that in a country like ours these are luxuries But the larger issue to me seems to me that there is no application of mind Pan masala is at 28 percent but paan meaning the betel leaf is at 0 percent Surely both encourage the same habit so it is unclear why one is a demerit good I would encourage readers to have a full look at the slabs (available online on the government websites like cbecgovin) to decide for themselves if the GST tax brackets are logical The point is not to blame this government All state governments including the Opposition run ones are a part of the GST Council The point is whether the citizen is taken for granted when the matter of ‘sin’ and ‘demerit’ is defined by people without any debate I should finish by saying that for the money made by columnists and independent journalists there is no GST

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