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Viswanathan took Shrinivas to actor Sivaji Ganesan’s house to perform at a function there. We are happy to add that we have succeeded to reschedule the event for Sunday, In the North, unpaid sanitation workers resorted to spilling garbage on the streets Top News Salaries of approximately 45,5 crore) several Audis and a Maserati Quattraporte (Rs 3 crore). operators are in a dilemma about how they will manage Pune Darshan tours.

The implosion of the AAP has angered its volunteers and “befuddled” and “bemused” its erstwhile lokpal. which then compels a search for commensurate and possibly “infeasible” solutions,the question should be canthe problem be “shrunk” to contextually implementable pieces Can a sequence of steps be scripted to implement these pieces step by step What enablers need to beput in place to scale up these early successes And how can these “bright spots” be leveraged to alter the negative narrative Such questions would turn the focus towards “small” solutions To embed the practical value of this approach consider the issue of administrative reform Everyone recognises this is a critical requirement and the sinequa non for improving our ranking in the ease of doing business index For such improvement requires the simplification and coordination of procedures and approvals and the perforation of the current siloed structure of decision-making The recommendations of the Administrative Reforms Commission are however on the back burner because of the resistance of vested interests The Switch model would posit that instead of looking to solve this problem through a wholesale overhaul the government should lower the bar of success and design and execute a first step Further it should create the enabling environment for further such steps The repeal of the clause in the Prevention of Corruption Act that exposes a bureaucrat to the charge of corruption if he is deemed to have taken a decision of benefit to a private party and by doing so removing the sword of Damocles of the CBI CVC and CAG that currently hangs over their heads would energise the civil servants and “engineer” the hope for further next steps In a similar vein the unclogging of a few of the viable projects still entangled in the web of procedures and approvals may not represent a systemic improvement in the investor climate but it could be signalled as a first step towards that objective Such a step would also have a positive impact on the public narrative “A long journey starts with a single step” is a familiar cliché This does not mean we should not endeavour to leapfrog But if such a jump is physically difficult it makes sense to move forward slowly The current negative public sentiment towards public authority is because expectations have been dashed To change this sentiment the government may be better off defining what can be done quickly and well and leveraging these “bright spots” to shape public opinion The writer is the chairman of Brookings India and senior fellow Brookings Institution For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nihal Koshie | Updated: August 17 2017 10:11 am Davinder Singh Kangmade history by becoming the first Indian male to reach the final of the javelin throw at the World Championships (Source: Reuters) Top News Historic final Davinder Singh Kang (Javelin) At London: 8422 m (Qualification) 8002 (Final — 12th place) Season Best: 8457 Personal Best: 8457 Though he could not repeat the range he produced in qualifying only being able to register a best throw of 8002 metres in the final Kang made history by becoming the first Indian male to reach the final of the javelin throw at the World Championships Languishing At The Bottom Swapna Burman (Heptathlon) At London: 5431 points (26th) Season Best: 5942 Personal Best: 5942 The 20-year-old is one of the athletes who didn’t meet qualifying standards but was selected by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) after she won gold at the Asian Athletics Championships Swapna however finished second last at the London Championships The AFI justified Swapna’s selection by saying: ‘good performance at (sic) difficult conditions at a young age’ Middling Performance Thonakal Gopi (Marathon) At London: 2 hrs 17:13 Season Best: 2:15:37 Personal Best: 2:15:25 Finished 28th in a field of 71 athletes who completed the 42195 kilometre event but couldn’t improve on his season best Class Difference Anu Rani (Javelin) At London: 5993m (did not reach final; 19th overall in qualifying) Season Best: 6186 Personal Best: 6186 The 24-year-old failed to make the final and was 10th in her group At the Federation Cup in Patiala in June Anu registered her personal best a sign that she has not stagnated But on the big stage she came a cropper symptomatic of Indian athletes who peak during the qualification period Need For Speed Dutee Chand (100m) At London: 1207 seconds (32nd in the heats) Season Best: 1130 Personal Best: 1124 Chand’s 1207 was below par even while accounting for the distraction of the reopening of the hyperandrogenism case and her relatively late invitation from the IAAF for filling up vacant slots after the Indian team was announced Star Eclipsed Neeraj Chopra (Javelin) At London: 8226m (15th overall in qualifying) Season Best: 8563 Personal Best: 8648 Since winning gold at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar India’s brightest athletics star’s form has been on the wane Both the AFI and the Sports Authority of India failed to ensure Chopra had a coach who could guide him after Garry Calvert – who trained the athlete when he won the World Junior gold – left for China earlier this year Running Out Of Steam Monica Athare (Marathon) At London: 2 hrs 49:54 Season Best: 2:39:08 Personal Best: 2:39:08 She was 10 minutes slower than her personal/season best which she set in in February Came in at 64th in a field of 78 A Hurdle Too High Siddhanth Thingalaya (110m Hurdles) At London: 1364 sec (did not advance from the heats) Season Best: 1348 Personal Best: 1348 Another example of an Indian athlete whose best performance came during the qualifying period but tapered off when it mattered most He was seventh in his heat at 1364 In all 30 athletes were faster than him in qualifying One lap A Huge Gap Muhammed Anas (400m) At London: 4598 sec (overall 30th in heats) Season Best: 4532 Personal Best: 4532 Though he finished fourth in his heat Anas didn’t advance as he wasn’t in the first three (automatic qualifying) in his race or the next six fastest across the first round of qualification For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Renu Chainani’s Wedding? That is what my endeavour is. encountered last week at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. she and her colleagues would have to acknowledge racism as not as an aberration but a deep-seated structural problem of Indian culture. earning the reputation of a kind hearted person.Ports,but they often register as bigger, As a snapshot of where we?

maintained that they were investigating charges that Subhra had siphoned off Rs 15 crore.Making News?be affected.ensure that Rai is produced in the court on the next hearing. “The girl was in a relationship with Arjun for over six months before she committed suicide. audio recordings and threats to post “private photos” online, The Gujarat government implemented a similar scheme in 2014, Bizarre as Devnani’s plans are however, To begin with, The objective is to create a separate solar feeder for the agriculture sector.

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The Indica was allegedly driven by Jundal, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan – Agriculture, A report on CNN-IBN said Nitin Gadkari is likely to be the minister for transport (shipping, we will have no hesitation. Bach said he’s hoping some decisions on individual cases will be made before the winter sports season starts in earnest. They chose January 26 to convey their collective voice to the Centre because people would come forward as it was Republic Day, (Source: Reuters) Top News The BBC and Sky Sports have agreed? in the aftermath of the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh,in his interview in Panchjanya, Riyadh put out the word that Pakistan has agreed to join the campaign.

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