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While we still don’t know how much the device will cost in India, Towards the countdown to finals, Reuters “I doubt very much whether it will happen again now,By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 20 music composer Shantanu Moitra, Maharashtra Minister Vinod? singer Shankar Mahadevan and officials from Customs,Service Tax and other departments were present on the occasion For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Goyal Divya | Ludhiana | Published: September 9 2015 10:59 am Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Related News Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal met a Congress MLA and supporters of Independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains when he visited Ludhiana on Tuesday Surinder Dawar the Congress MLA from the Ludhiana central constituency startled all as he reached the city mayor’s residence to meet Sukhbir He claimed that the meeting was just to submit a memorandum “Development work in my constituency has been pending for years Sukhbir Badal might be the president of Akali Dal but he is first the deputy chief minister and so I decided to meet him personally and submit the list of pending work in my constituency” Dawar said In another surprising visit Sukhbir went to the residences of councillors Kamaldeep Karwal Satpal Singh Lohara and Jagbir Sokhi — who all used to be the staunch supporters of independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains The trio even organised rallies for him in what is being viewed as a tactic to please the Deputy CM and pitch their names for Atam Nagar and Ludhiana South (constituencies of the Bains brothers) for the 2017 polls Karwal had recently had an ugly spat with Avtar Singh Makkar the SGPC chief when he allegedly abused and misbehaved with him “He (Sukhbir) only talked about development in the meeting and there was no discussion on Makkar’s issue It is so because we did nothing wrong he Makkar had nothing to prove Deputy CM did not discuss that issue with me” Karwal said Lohara formally joined Akali Dal on Tuesday during a rally For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 24 2016 9:38 am Sonam Kapoor dismissed rumours that Kareena Kapoor Khan has opted out of Veerey Di Wedding Kareena Kapoor Khan’s first film ever since she announced her pregnancy Veerey Di Wedding is seldom out of news Actress Sonam Kapoor who will be sharing screen space with Kareena in the film has now dismissed rumours that the latter has opted out from the film She went a step further and called it “untrue and just gossip” Top News Criticising the daily which published the news Sonam said: “Nobody from the newspaper has contacted us nor they are picking up the phone for clarification Honestly this is just a gossip We are about to start shooting of certain portions of the film However most of the film will be shot in April post-delivery It’s completely untrue and irresponsible way of writing news I didn’t expect that” Kareena Kapoor Khan said on Monday that filmmakers will continue approaching her for work and pregnancy is no deterrent On Monday it was reported that Kareena who is expecting her first child with husband Saif Ali Khan in December has opted out of the movie due to her pregnancy Sonam was addressing the media at an event of the IMC’s Ladies’ Wing which celebrates its Golden Jubilee this year and presents their much-awaited Women Entrepreneurs’ (WE) Exhibition “I think in general this has been a patriarchal society we have a lot of uneven ground for actresses sportswomen The women in our society go through obstacles as they are judged the way they look or speak or whether they are pregnant We are not looked at as strong and capable people I think it’s very very unfair and hope things are going to get better” asserted the Neerja actress Stressing women are the foundation of the society she said that empowering women will help to get a better society and better India and cited Indian women’s success in the recently-ended Rio Olympics as an example Veerey Di Wedding is directed by Shashanka Ghosh of Khoobsurat fame and also stars Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania The film is jointly produced by Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Jagdeep Singh Deep | Mohali | Published: June 15 2017 5:35 am Top News To promote the upcoming night food street at Phase VIII Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to construct a four-lane road near the Leisure Valley The work of cutitng trees has already begun A GMADA official told the Chandigarh Newsline that a total of hundred trees would be axed to make way for the road which would make it easier to reach Phase 8 and people would no longer have to stop at the light points at phases 7 and 8/9 “A four-lane road it would connect Phase VIII with the road leading to Burail jail Henceforth people need not use Phase 7 or Phase 9 to enter the night food street This way the traffic problem would be eased to some extent” the official added GMADA’s Subdivisional Officer (Civil) Naveen Kamboj said they have taken permission from the concerned department to cut the trees and construction of the road would begin in a few days “The road will be built at one corner of the Leisure Valley and it will directly connect Phase VIII with the other road near the YPS school” Kamboj added The night food strete is being developed near the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) headquarters at Phase 8 A Delhi-based company is constructing the entire street which would also house a shopping complex At present only one road leads to the night food street People coming from the Phase 7 side get stuck in traffic jams at the main light points It would also reduce the time period of reaching Phase VIII where offices of the Punjab State Electricity Board GMADA Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority or PUDA and the panchayat department are also located For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sonalde Desai | Published: March 11 2013 2:57 am Related News Setting up women-only banks overlooks the reasons for their exclusion The women-only bank mentioned in the finance ministers budget speech is like flowers and chocolates a sweet thought but just as unsubstantial Financial exclusion of women is a real problem It deserves far greater effort than sops like a women-only bank Such a bank also runs counter to the logic of mainstreamingrather than ghettoisinggender issues It is assumed that a women-only bank will have a positive gender impact by ensuring financial inclusion for women and increasing their incomes through better access to credit While both are important goalsit is necessary to examine whether the policy instrument being offered can ensure the desired outcome The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) of 2005carried out by the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Marylandfound that 60 per cent of households had no bank accountbut the financial exclusion of women was even greater More than 80 per cent of them went without bank accounts This exclusion is even more pronounced in rural India barely 13 per cent of women in rural areas have bank accountscompared to 28 per cent in urban areas These findings would urge the case for financial inclusionbut the setting up of separate banks for women seems to overlook the reasons for exclusion A complex set of institutionalcultural and psychological factors intersect in the financial exclusion of women They may find it harder to provide proof of residence and identitysince homes and utility bills are often in the name of the male head of the household; IHDS data shows that only 15 per cent of women have their names on ownership or rental papers of the household The lack of independent income may make it difficult for women to meet minimum deposit requirements; only 19 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 59 earn any cash income Cultural restrictions on physical movement may reduce womens ability to get to bank branches; just 34 per cent of women are able to go alone to a local health centre Thusensuring financial inclusion for women requires a different way of doing business than our traditional banking system Howeverit is not clear that a separatewomen-runwomen-focused bank is going to be sufficient to address this vast challenge The IHDS documents that rural women who live within five kilometres of a bank branch are 50 per cent more likely to have a bank account than those who live farther away Proximity to banking services matters far more to women than to men A new nationwide bank may be less effective than enhancing the existing banking services to ensure ease of access Some interesting experiments are already in place These may provide models for expanding access The Bank of Barodafor examplehas set up a large number of low-costnano-brancheseach with only two staff members in a 100-200 square feet spaceusually located within the panchayat office An Aadhar-enabled payment system managed by business correspondents is another possible innovation to ensure doorstep delivery of banking services A focus on incorporating women within the existing public and private banking systems can harness vast energies in them A brand new women-only bank may not have these resources to tap Compare the market valuation of the State Bank of Indiaat Rs 147000 croreand the promised Rs 1000-crore investment for the women-only bank The difference in scale is evident Given the importance of setting up close-to-home bankingthis size difference also translates into a vast difference in potential effectiveness Womens exclusion from the formal banking system also results in their being kept out of formal credit marketsparticularly since they often need relatively small loans A women-only bank wouldby definitionincrease their access to credit but it may well focus on loans that are smaller than those offered by other public sector banks This may increase the costs of loan servicingbut that is a relatively minor issue It is the effectiveness of this credit that deserves greater scrutiny Research by the economist Abhijit Banerjee and his colleagues at the MIT Poverty Action Lab in Hyderabad shows that microcredit by itself has virtually no impact on povertyhealtheducation and other welfare outcomes Howeverit does result in the expansion of business investments and may have beneficial impacts on income in the long term Unfortunatelywomen entrepreneurs have needs that go far beyond credit Success stories in womens bankinglike the Grameen Bank and BRAC in Bangladesh and the Sewa Bank in Indiasupplement credit programmes with mentoringtraining and social mobilisation Any banking service that emphasises microcredit but does not include social mobilisation is not particularly effectiveparticularly for women The cost of servicing small loanscombined with the need for social mobilisationthrows up challenges An evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the Grameen Bank in 2003 noted that operating costs for the bank were subsidised by the amount of $20 per person per year of membership and formed 22 per cent of the borrowing per year covered mostly through grants from donors Thuswe need to be prepared for the high cost of a system that offers a variety of servicesof which normal banking and credit facilities are just a small part Such a bank will need to have its operating costs subsidised on a routine basis Unless the programming and financing of a nationwide women-only bank is geared to meet this challengeits ultimate utility remains doubtful A better option may be to focus on setting up special cells within large public sector bankswhere profits generated by other banking programmes may be used to cross-subsidise a women-focused credit programme as well as social mobilisation The writer is senior fellow at NCAER and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland Views are personal [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 17 2017 1:40 pm Ok Jaanu box office collection day 2: Aditya Roy Kapur Shraddha Kapoor-starrer on its day two saw a collection of Rs 490 crore Top News Ok Jaanu starring Aditya Roy Kapur Shraddha Kapoor is doing well at the box office In two days of its release the film has managed to earn Rs 898 crore? the child’s father had alleged that the boy might have been sexually assaulted before this death.

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