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in a much-expected TV address on Sunday, 2014 2:41 pm Related News The busy afternoon of September 12 last year was just another day at work for vegetable vendor Manisha Sanap alias Afreen Sheikh. Where had the humanity and secularism of (chief minister) Nitish Kumar gone when Gujarat was happening? download Indian Express App ? 2012 5:18 am Related News The Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC) of Pune police Crime Branch arrested a law student and recovered two country-made pistols and two live cartridges from him late Friday evening. 6-4 and move one win away from becoming the first player to win back-to-back Olympic singles titles. download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: The Mumbai police has arrested a?Bharatiya Janata Parties?IEMay 22) Pramod Mahajanwho could have filled the shoes of the two leaderstragically passed away in his prime Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj lack the charisma for top leadershipdespite being good at strategy If the BJP re-elects Nitin Gadkari as presidentthe UPA would be happy as he does not seem to have the acumen to lead the party from the front in an election year The BJP will have to bank on Narendra Modi to lead and the RSS to guide it The stakes are high for the BJPand a third straight loss could be catastrophic Bikash Choudhury Bhubaneswar Italian job APROPOS Italy summons India envoycourt rejects bail plea (IEMay 20)it is evident from Italys pressure tactics that they are not happy with the legal proceedings going on in India against their marines It is hoped that India will not buckle under pressure from Italy Vijay D Patil Pune Mouse trap THE article Child lock (IEMay 18) gives a persuasive account of the problems computers can cause in primary school Reckless use of computers could lead to poor development of the basic skills of readingwriting and arithmetic Childrens handwriting could become atrocioustheir spelling erratic and arithmetic ability appallingly feeble Somjit Datta Pune Clashing egos THE decision of the Mumbai Cricket Association to ban Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium for five years is hasty and immature The row could have been resolved with a forgive-and-forget approach The match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders ended like any other but this quarrel has turned the tournament into a war of egos In the midst of IPL controversiescricket has taken a beating Zulfikhar Akram Bangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by S Mangi Singh | Published: March 8 2012 3:54 am Related News Congress continues its rule in Imphal as the opposition fracturescapitulates On the morning of March 6just as the counting for the 10th state assembly elections began in ManipurGaikhangamthe president of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committeesaid on AIR Imphal that he was expecting an unprecedented victory for his party Even he would not have presumed what the final picture would turn out to be in the evening the Congress winning a clear two-thirds majoritywith 42 seats Before 2012no party has won a majority in any of the previous nine state elections In an assembly of 60 seatsthe most a party achieved was the mid-mark of 30 a feat which the Congress achieved on two occasions This success becomes all the more significant in view of the ban on the Congress no one should contest in the party ticket or join its rallies or campaigns announced by the Coordinating Committee (CoreCom) formed by six insurgent groups: the Kangleipak Communist Partythe Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lupthe Peoples Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)the PREPAK (Pro)the United National Liberation Front and the United Peoples Party of Kangleipak The ban proved thoroughly ineffective in stemming the surge in favour of the Congress This evokes a parallel from 2007 when the Congress had successfully withstood another major challenge from the Manipur Peoples Partywhich seemed to embody a resurgent spirit of regionalism Many factors have contributed to the sweep The Congress is the only party with a statewide baseenjoying support in both the hills and the plains It has been the only party that could file nominations in mostif not allof the 60 seats in all the assembly elections held so far Besides the particular political tendency displayed by the people of the state to vote for the party that is in power at the CentreManipuris went with the Congress because of its promise of stability Since 2002the Congress has led two coalition ministrieseach lasting a full termcontributing to the overwhelming perception that only it could provide a stable government This timethe Congress showed its winnability in the hillsfrom getting just five seats in 2007 it has won 14 of 20 seats of these five are Naga-dominated constituencieseight are Kuki-Chin-Mizo-dominated and one from the only three constituencies that saw a close fight between the Nagas and the Kuki-Chin-Mizo groups In the four valley districtswith 40 constituenciesthe Congress won 28 There was a complete capitulation of opposition parties even the former opposition leaderNCPs Radhabinod Koijamhas lost The opposition in Manipur has always been a heterogeneous group lacking unity and unable to provide any policy alternative to the ruling party This was all the more pronounced this time Of all the opposition parties in the previous assemblyonly the NCP has managed to win one seat this time For the first timethe Manipur Peoples Party has failed to win a seat in the assembly Howeverthe Manipur State Congress Party (MSCP)which was completely routed in 2007has made a triumphant returnwinning five seats The Trinamool Congress too made a grand entry into the state assemblywinning seven The elections also saw three women getting elected The success of the Congress is also a vote for the protection of the territorial integrity of the state The party has always been vocal about its commitment to it Meanwhilethe Naga Peoples Front (NPF) won only four seatsspeaking volumes about the peoples response to its demand for merging the Naga-inhabited areas of the state into Nagaland or a Greater Nagaland; or for making the Naga-inhabited areas a separate political unit The NPF lost in eight of the 12 seats it contestedeven though 11 of them are Naga-dominated constituenciesThe four hill districts are considered to be land of the Nagasbut the NPF won only one each in Ukhrul and Chandel districtsand another two in Senapati The NPF drew a blank in Tamenglong districtwhich is predominantly inhabited by Zeliangrong Nagasbringing to the fore the differences among the Nagasespecially between the Zeliangrong Nagas and other Naga tribes The writer is a professor at the department of political scienceManipur [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PK Joshi | Published: August 6 2012 3:33 am Related News As drought pushes up food pricesIndia must invest in new irrigation methods The speculation on the delay of the monsoons and below-normal rainfall this year is not new to India But the drought in the maize belt of the United States that isin the Midwest was unexpected The impact of the drought will be felt on wheat and soya bean production This will eventually lead to an increase in their prices as well as that of items like milkpoultry and meat in the near future A significant impact on the global market can also be expected as the US accounts for more than 40 per cent of total world exports of wheat and soya bean The 2008 and 2011 rise in prices were due to a drought in Australiafollowed by Russia and India Response to the droughtsrestrictions on the export of rice and wheat by countries like VietnamIndiaRussia and Argentina put additional pressure on pricesaccounting for about 30 per cent of the increase in prices in the first six months of 2008 The rising cost of oilbiofuel subsidies in the US and Europe and the depreciation of the US dollar made prices go up even further This year in Indiathe cumulative rainfall up to July 25 was 22 per cent below the long period average (LPA) Some regions suffered more than othersespecially the northwestwhich received about 39 per cent below the LPA The states of KarnatakaMaharashtraGujarat and Rajasthan have been the worst hit In Gujaratsowing lags by 24 per cent A combination of new and long-running forces is driving the food situation worldwideleading to a rise in prices Uncertain weather conditions have been a major force in driving up prices of food commodities Land-water constraintsunderinvestment in rural infrastructurepoor access to key inputs and information for the farmers do not help either InterestinglyIndia has rice and wheat stocks exceeding 80 million tonnes125 per cent higher than the buffer stock norms India has not only been meeting its effective demand for staple food items but also producing surplus for buffer stocks The impact of the drought will be felt in pulses especially tur dal (pigeon pea)coarse cerealsoilseeds and rainy season vegetables Increase in fodder prices will eventually lead to a rise in the prices of milkmeat and poultry The average annual rainfall in India is 1160 millimetrealthough this is erratic in four out of ten years It has an irrigation potential of 140 million hectares 76 mha from surface water and 64 mha from groundwater but every year16 per cent of the countrys total area runs the risk of drought and about 50 million people in the country are exposed to a crisis Even if full irrigation potential is not achieveddue to poor management and low water utilisation efficiencyabout 75 mha will be rainfed and remain a major source of foodgrain For the medium to long-term targetspolicymakers need to work towards strengthening irrigation potential India cannot afford to neglect investment in irrigation structures of all typesas well as in large-medium- and small-scale water harvesting For sustaining productivitydiversified land use and improved farming systems that require less water and yield higher returns have to be promoted Drip and sprinkler irrigation systems in scarcity areas will also help save waterby 30-60 per cent in case of sprinkler systems and by 50-85 per cent in case of drip irrigation Using such systems instead of normal surface irrigation could boost yield by 10-50 per cent The area used for fodder production needs to be increased by 5-10 per cent to cater to the demands of livestock productssuch as milk and meat These interventions would reduce costs and increase productionand help in controlling prices Farmers must be helped to make efficient use of the resources This will improve the water and fertiliser use efficiencyamong other things The current public extension system focuses on input-intensive methods of production but is sometimes unable to address specific local problems Cumbersome loan procedures and consequent delay in loan disbursement is also a major constraint Credit availability needs to be made simplerespecially in drought hit areas It is important to scale up rainfall insurance among farmers Weather-based insurance products catering to localised requirements are the need of the hour These products cover for low or high rainfallcloudburstssudden changes in temperature and hailstorms A synergy between insurance cover and farmer losses is a must in drought affected areas It could be achieved by mapping risk parameters to make insurance more transparent Steps should be taken to link farmers to the remunerative markets through improved firm-farm linkages There must be an integrated farm-to-fork approach to strengthen food value chains Strong farm-fork linkages will induce farmers to adopt new farming technologiestrigger investment in logisticssave resources and protect farmers from the vagaries of the weather The writer is directorSouth Asiaof the International Food Policy Research [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 6 2017 10:11 pm American Made trailer: Tom Cruise maintains his charming as a drug-running pilot while reminding of Narcos Related News Tom Cruise is all about charm and adrenaline rush in the first American Made trailer This is not your usual Tom pulling out a risky stunt in a high-profile franchise movie The star has a natural charm here and his character looks more real reminiscent of his early roles in movies like The Risky Business and Top Gun Tom’s character is based on Barry Seal a real life pilot who lost his job after he was caught smuggling plastic explosives from Miami to Mexico He eventually landed himself a job with Colombian Medellin Cartel smuggling cocaine between South and North America Barry started working as a spy for CIA and DEA after he was caught by them During his adventures he encountered some serious names in drug business including Pablo Escobar Jorge Luis and Ochoa Vasquez The opening shots of the trailer have Tom manning an aircraft and within a blink of an eye Tom crashes his plane in the middle of a suburban locality and thus giving us some funny lines to later chew on “I am Barry Seal Something shit happened” The trailer is stashed with elements of 80’s pop culture when America was battling with drug smuggling If you have seen Netflix’s blockbuster series Narcos you are bound to find some similarities in terms of scenery and photography The trailer seems a departure from Tom’s choice of characters in recent years He has been doing some mega projects for quite some time now including Mission Impossible and The Mummy (which is set to hit theatres this year) It has been a while since we saw Tom doing some conventional action flicks The trailer seems to be on the lines of Top Gun and Knight and Day where Tom was effortlessly charming Directed by Doug Liman the film also stars Domhnall Gleeson Lola Kirke Jesse Plemons Jayma Mays Sarah Wright Olsen and Caleb Landry Jones For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsAfter caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam dramatically rebelled against AIADMK supremo VK Sasikala last Tuesday alleging 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