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When I signed the film, (Read: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to shoot at Attari border for ‘Sarbjit’) On the other hand Sujoy Ghosh has promised to work as hard as possible in making TE3N a fine film. When asked about the issues which will be discussed in the meeting he refused to comment saying he was not authorised to talk on them. According to the sources, guided by political agenda”. WWE Talent Development Vice President Canyon Cayman had commended Devi for her performance.“Kavita Devi gave a strong performance at WWE’s 2017 Dubai tryout” he said “She is an athletic and extremely strong woman who demonstrated a solid grasp of the fundamentals of sports entertainment and a passion to improve that will serve her well in WWE’s upcoming Mae Young Classic tournament” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 19 2017 6:01 pm Hina Khan is “heartbroken” after knowing that the producer of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has “stooped down to such level” Related News There seems to be no end to the blame game between Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and its original leads Hina Khan and Karan Mehra After both Hina and Karan who used to play Akshara and Naitik on the show left its producer told indianexpresscom “With due respect to both the actors it is a fact that after Naitik (Karan’s character) left we could consolidate our position much stronger and the TRPs actually increased Likewise after Hina’s exit the show has grown” He spoke at length about the much-speculated exits of the show’s stars why he wouldn’t want to bring Akshara back and his belief that the show should go on for another eight years In response to the interview a hurt Hina Khan told a publication “I don’t want to get into this blame game Well he can say whatever he wishes to” Also read |Akshara-Naitik’s exit has made Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai better says producer Rajan Shahi Saying it was disheartening she added “Everybody has the right to express but being a producer why was he quiet when we were part of the show for eight long years During that time he went on record to praise both of us for our dedication and professionalism And honestly we were probably the only lead pair on television who continued to be with the show for eight consecutive years Despite the work pressure disagreements and other work opportunities we continued to stay loyal to the show and supported the producer” More from the world of Entertainment: Hina Khan is “heartbroken” after knowing that the producer of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai a show to which she gave eight years of her career has “stooped down to such level” She said “We never spoke ill about the producer the production house or the show but it’s heartbreaking that the most senior person from the production house stoops down to this level People can always choose what to say and what not to” Also read |Hina Khan aka Akshara will be missed A look at her Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai journey see pics Karan Mehra who essayed the role of Naitik for eight years left the daily soap in June 2016 to be a part of reality TV show Bigg Boss 10 But even after coming out of the Bigg Boss house he has not been in touch with Shahi Rather the actor is stunned by Shahi’s comment about him shooting for only two-three hours in a day “If he is saying that I worked for two-three hours he is referring to someone else because my attendance register is the proof Also I gave my notice period in advance I don’t know who he has a grudge against and why is he saying it now” Karan said “I am happy in my space and looking forward to new beginnings I am not in touch with him anymore and I can’t keep commenting on other people’s grievances All I can say is ‘To each his own’” he added It looks like after the lead pair of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai got replaced the relationship between the ex-leads and the producer has got sour and neither of them is ready to come back together ever again For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Jahangir Aziz | Published: February 13 2015 12:00 am It is time to modernise India’s fiscal framework Focus the discretionary part of the budget on achieving medium-term growth and the non-discretionary part on providing automatic countercyclical support to the economy Related News One can understand the temptation to use fiscal policy to support growth given that its main driver — corporate investment — has shown no signs of life; exports remain weighed down by real exchange rate appreciation; rural consumption is floundering amidst declining real farm income; and inflation has tumbled to its pre-2007 level Notwithstanding the new GDP growth numbers that suggest India is doing swimmingly well almost all high-frequency activity indicators point toa much weaker economy It is one thing for India’s growth to struggle in the face of global headwinds intensifying but optically quite different if it happens in a year when developed market growth jumped 05 percentage points oil prices fell 50 per cent and the 10-year US treasury rate declined 70 basis points over the year But breaking away from the planned fiscal consolidation path would be very dangerous Let me cite two reasons First foreign portfolio inflows in 2014 were predominantly driven by bond ($26 billion out of $42 billion) and not equity purchases These investors have put their faith in the government’s promise to keep macroeconomic policy aimed at preserving stability and focus on reforms to boost growth Any sign of the government wavering on this promise will weaken foreign investors’ faith Second didn’t we just try doing that over 2009-12 with disastrous consequences Recall that the government provided 3 percentage points of GDP of fiscal support in 2008-09 Over the next three years the fiscal injection was withdrawn at a glacial pace despite strong domestic growth This flared up inflation and widened the current account deficit pushing India towards a balance of payments crisis in 2013 that was narrowly avoided (Illustration by: C R Sasikumar) Many have argued that this time it is different Unlike in the past now the higher deficit will be used to fund investment and not consumption It is true investment is critically needed to ease supply constraints not only to raise productivity but also to reduce medium-term inflation However there is little evidence to suggest that higher spending on infrastructure necessarily delivers “higher and better quality” growth or raises productivity Nevertheless a government can increase capital spending if it so desires But it needs to do so within the envelope of the planned fiscal consolidation by rebalancing expenditures and not adding to the deficit A higher deficit pushes up aggregate demand in the near term whether it funds consumption or investment More importantly there is no macroeconomic justification for easier fiscal policy It is not that global headwinds have intensified Rather growth in the G-3 economies is expected to rise oil prices to remain very low and global monetary conditions likely to soften even if the US Federal Reserve starts normalising its policy rate given the outsized quantitative easing by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan So what should the budget focus on With this being only the second year of the government the budget should stop obsessing with growth in 2015 and focus on the medium term Let me touch on three such issues India’s fiscal problem is not that it spends too much but that it earns too little The long-awaited national GST holds the promise of increasing indirect tax collection but it still has many unresolved elements including the rate structure and the compensation for states’ potential revenue losses Importantly albeit relatively low India’s indirect tax collection is not where the trouble lies It is with the pathetically low direct tax collection (2 per cent of GDP in income and 35 per cent of GDP in corporate taxes) And the solution is made more difficult because big businesses (listed companies) and formal salaried workers appear to be paying their fair share of taxes The underpayment lies with the self-employed and SMEs that is the non-salaried middle class Increasing direct tax collection will require a more progressive tax structure and a few thousand additional income tax officers Then there is India’s uneasy relationship with disinvestment Successive governments have rationalised selling state assets under funding pressures in the guise of “unlocking the true value” of state-owned enterprises This has resulted in perennially searching for the highest price which in turn has resulted in unwarranted delays heavy reliance on insurance companies to backstop sales and missing budget targets There aren’t easy solutions without making two major changes First the government needs to recast the budget accounting by treating disinvestment proceeds as a deficit financing item — consistent with international standards — and not as part of revenue Second it needs to alter the rhetoric rationalising disinvestment along the following lines Over the years the government has created assets (namely public-owned commercial enterprises) because financial markets and the private sector were not sufficiently developed to undertake large and risky investments As markets and the private sector have developed this need has dissipated In its place the need today is to finance large infrastructure projects and many more hospitals and schools This requires swapping the old assets with new State ownership remains the same It is just not in commercial enterprises Once these are done the government can then announce a three-to-five-year disinvestment plan and appoint independent investment bankers to sell the assets as and when they deem commercially appropriate The sale proceeds would be deposited in the government’s account with the RBI and immediately used to buy back government debt This would mean each year’s deficit is financed only through market borrowing exerting more pressure on the government’s debt management but it should not affect medium-term interest rates much On the expenditure side better targeting of subsidies is clearly needed and welcome However in the public discourse many seem to conflate subsidies with social protection It is accepted that eliminating subsidies improves economic efficiency However this does not mean that there is no need for social protection programmes Indeed the elimination of subsidies should be undertaken simultaneously with the expansion of targeted and demand-driven social and unemployment protection programmes Is this efficient It is because these allow the budget to be efficiently counter-cyclical — as a key objective of any modern budgetary framework The MGNREGA was designed to be such a programme but clearly lost its way over the years It needs to be redirected not eliminated While one might disagree with the specifics of these suggestions it is time to modernise India’s fiscal framework That is focus the discretionary part of the budget on achieving medium-term growth and the non-discretionary part on providing automatic countercyclical support to the economy These changes can only be made when time is on the government’s side Given the government’s large majority in Parliament the time is now The writer is chief Asia economist at JP Morgan Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published: February 12 2017 6:13 pm Singam 3 crosses Rs 50-crore mark worldwide Related News The south lion rattles the box office as Suriya’s Singam 3 reportedly crossed Rs 50 crore mark in just three days With a whooping start of Rs 20 crore (in both Tamil and Telugu) on day 1 the film also emerged as the top Tamil grosser crossing Bairavaa’s initial collections this year More from the world of Entertainment: According to box office reports S3 which released on February 9 raked in over Rs 555 crore worldwide in 3 days Reports also suggest that the film will inch towards Rs 70-crore mark soon with a good extended weekend Singam 3 opened as a formidable force in theatres across south and abroad For the first time in Karnataka Suriya’s film hit more than 170 screens a record for a non-Rajinikanth film The film’s Telugu version Yamudu 3 released on a whopping 850 plus screens in Telugu states of AP and Telangana It was screened in 500 plus screens in Tamil Nadu too The film also got a maximum opening in international markets Singam 3 released on 550 screens in Malaysia alone The combined screen count of the sci-fi film’s Tamil and Telugu versions in the US was 273 According to Singam 3 producer Gnanavel Raja the film has already earned Rs 100 crore in the pre-release business through theatrical and satellite rights Besides Suriya the film directed by Hari also stars Anushka Shetty and Shruti Haasan It also marked the Kollywood debut of popular television actor and Mr World 2015 Thakur Anoop Singh who plays the main antagonist in the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Its establishment is justified as it? For a tiny group of people to decide what the 21st century Indian can or cannot watch is a huge fallacy for democracy.

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