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In the video,Lal Babu,Constant success only comes to those who unfailingly focus 15-16 hours daily on their businesses and waste very little time on distractions. saritharai@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 6 2017 5:18 am Rajendra Singh Top News Water conservationist Rajendra Singh has strongly opposed the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC’s) Rs 2618-crore river beautification plan for the makeover of rivers that flow through the city “The PMC should work towards protection of rivers rather than their beautification” said Singh after he held a meeting with Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar to discuss the issue On Wednesday The Indian Express had reported on the PMC’s river beautification plan for the development of the 44-km river stretch passing through the city including a 222-km stretch of Mula river 104-km stretch of Mutha and 118-km stretch of Mula-Mutha river It proposes setting up 36 immersion tanks for the ‘visarjan’ of Ganesh idols as against the existing 16 The plan has proposed doubling the number of ghats from 20 to 40 and setting up 240 more access points against the existing 53 The PMC has also proposed setting up a barrage near Garware bridge on Mutha river While boating facilities are available in two locations — at the COEP boating club and near Mula-Pacana Sangam — the plan has 16 new locations for boating facilities However Singh said “disturbing” the stretch of river passing through Pune would directly affect the city “The river is in a bad state due to the release of untreated sewage water There is a dire need to protect it” said Singh He claimed that the river beautification plan was aimed at creating an avenue for private companies to make money adding that while a similar project had been implemented at Sabarmati it should not be implemented in the city “The residents of Maharashtra are committed towards the preservation of the environment so they won’t allow attempts to destroy the ecology of the river in the name of beautification” Singh said adding that he had urged the PMC to identify the river area on the basis of old maps and issue a notification about it “I would oppose any concretisation in the Mutha river area We would not allow Metro rail roads or development of new ghats” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | New Delhi | Updated: August 16 2015 11:04 pm Independence Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Red Fort New Delhi on Saturday Related News Prime Minister Modi’s Speech on the 69th Independence Day had to take head on the question of credibility The Prime Minister is still immensely popular head and shoulders above any rival But the credibility question has arisen against the backdrop of two facts: his own promises and a sense of a little drift in government An Independence Day Speech is not a Report Card on Government; it is as the Prime Minister put it “a dawn of new dreams and new resolve” Nevertheless even dreams and resolve need to be credible His first speech from Red Fort was a speech of hope Behind it was freshness of a new mandate It also struck a bold stroke weaving new dreams The Prime Minister demonstrated his capacity to use the forum as a creative bully pulpit He boldly sketched out an unusual agenda for India to shift the emphasis away from only state and market failure to social failure He articulated unpalatable truths about India’s abysmal record on sanitation and gender violence No one was under any illusion that these changes would take a long time But he charted a new course READ:OROP is a long-pending issue discussions are underway says PM Modi The Prime Minister struck his characteristic high minded notes Development will be the elixir that dissolves caste and communalism And as always this was direct communication between a leader and the masses trying to enlist the energies of the people In the first year this theme was a promise a gesture of hope But as the term progresses it will not be enough to make this gesture of statement; a lot will depend on the general atmosphere of politics in the country READ:Here are the top issues PM Modi spoke about He began rightly by emphasising that the ultimate yardstick of a government is how well it tackles poverty But the most appropriate characterisation of the speech would be this This was not a speech that was commanding in its logic or even inspirationally exciting by Modi’s own standards But how well he did will depend upon how much charity of interpretation you bring to bear on the speech It will give enough to supporters to defend him on; enough for critics to be skeptical But the need of the hour was something that raised the game beyond the current impasse something that addressed the sense of drift It is hard to argue the speech did that READ:Foreign assets worth Rs 6500 cr disclosed under compliance window: PM Modi He staked his ground implementation His pet theme was that this government has overcome defeatism And he had achievements to report: the expanding reach of Jan Dhana the not inconsiderable achievement of toilet building targets in schools and the rationalisation of provident fund accounts This theme still resonates electorally He also continued the theme of inclusion: from farmers to unorganised labour clearly staking out the position that this government was not pro capital READ:Rahul Gandhi on PM Modi’s I-Day speech: Not a day of politics will talk tomorrow But many of the notes he struck can be read in two ways This is in part because there is no framework that internally coheres His most interesting idea that the government can actually incentivise job creation rather than subsidise capital as it always has is potentially interesting But it could also be a nightmare distortion of both credit and labour markets He wants fertiliser reform But it seems to coexist with same old model of reviving public sector urea factories He wants the Ministry of Agriculture to be a Ministry of Farmers as well He was emphatic on his government’s spotless record on corruption; even more emphatic in defending Black Money legislation But it avoided the issue of charges against BJP government But even more worrying is that we don’t know whether the state has got the bright line between accountability and an overweening state correct He wants Dalits and Women to be included as entrepreneurs through credit targeting by banks As a shift in tone from government employment this is a great change in direction He was wise not to rush into an announcement of One Rank One Pension but whether this was a delaying fudge or real boldness only time will tell He touted auctions as a success; thought artfully gave his government rather than the Supreme Court more credit for it You could give him credit for this; or you could be sceptical that this short term achievement disguises the real problems ahead The problems in the power sector are not only about building more things: they are about structures of pricing and governance The suspicion that in this government there is a lot of activity but no framework will linger The speech was long and it is unfair to expect coverage of everything But for an Independence Day speech the lack of extended reflection on foreign policy was striking perhaps a tactical move to ward off criticism of excessive attention and avoid getting stuck on Pakistan “Minimum Government Maximum Governance” was strikingly absent; as was even a whiff of acknowledgment of the institutional crisis that is hobbling the nation The only administrative reform was abolishing interviews for lower positions The speech was very much a defensive exercise played quite a bit on the back foot; he has gone from being a bully pulpit to being a counsel for the defence There were the exciting phrases “Start Up India” and “Stand Up India” But whether you read “Stand Up India” as a call to begin a new journey or will it feel like the punishment teachers used to meet out by saying “Stand Up remains an open question People will judge it based on their existing political positions The speech’s success was it keeps the flame of overcoming defeatism alive; its limitation was that the direction of our movement is still not entirely clear The alchemy of power is that it turns boldness into defensiveness rather quickly For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Suhas Palshikar | Published: December 31 2015 12:08 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament during the budget session in February (Express Photo by: Neeraj Priyadarshi) Related News Democratic politics takes place before our own eyes and yet often deceives us as to the real contestations A casual look at competitive politics during 2014 would thus tell us that this was a year of setbacks for the BJP This assessment of course would not be wrong After all the BJP failed to win both Delhi and Bihar In Delhi it had been the major opposition for the past decade and a half and given its parliamentary sweep in Delhi it was all set to come to power there In Bihar too Narendra Modi had dented the image of Nitish Kumar during the parliamentary elections a year ago and annexed smaller parties as allies Yet in both elections the BJP failed to gain a majority But let us look at it from a different angle Elections are crucial to a party’s existence and prospects but electoral victories constitute only one part of the ambitions of parties like the BJP Gaining governmental power is not the end it would be satisfied with It nurtures the larger ambition of shaping a new hegemony The Hindutva project in general the RSS as an organisation and Modi’s 2014 electoral campaign all represent this larger ambition The catchy slogan of “Congress-mukt Bharat” has not been adequately understood by Modi’s critics (and much less by the Congress itself) That slogan represented the ambition — not merely to replace the Congress but to constitute a new public reason So electoral upsets notwithstanding how did the BJP move towards this larger goal This year could easily be described as the year of the ideological offensive by the BJP Only by doing so can we make sense of the various disparate developments and understand the implicit link between the maverick extremist fringe and apparently sober elements of Hindutva Four seemingly unconnected developments during the outgoing year represent the offensive The year was dominated by the cow and beef issue This closely followed the emphasis on yoga and occasional demands to promote the Gita From Gita to gaumata each scripted a new set of cultural mores Each one was marshalled to raise the Hindu consciousness with all the ambiguities involved in the complex network of religion and civilisation It is not that the BJP and Hindutva organisations have discovered the cow only now but that at the current juncture we witness an effort to popularise new cultural mores make them dominant through these symbols and markers At one end there is intimidation against the consumption of beef; at another there is a shaping of the new culture that determines and dictates what to eat or wear what and how to celebrate and so on Thus for the so-called fringe the debate was literally about cow and beef But read carefully and it was more about our cultural being as Indians This cultural offensive was closely accompanied by the war over icons history and memory In his first year in power Modi sought to appropriate Gandhi But as I had argued in these columns (‘Cleansing Gandhi of radicalism’ October 7 2014) that was an effort to strip Gandhi of ideas and interpretations inconvenient to the project of Congress-mukt (read Hindutva-based) Bharat Astute politician that he is Modi would not miss the opportunity of similarly appropriating Ambedkar This year thus witnessed a renewed effort to fully situate Ambedkar into the Hindutva way of thinking As any hegemonic project would do not just Gandhi and Ambedkar but almost every historical figure seems appropriated — Bose being the latest example These efforts at ideological remix aim at reconstructing social imagery and committing public imagination to the Hindutva way of thinking Another less commented on — and indeed unconnected — issue is about the constitutional framework It is ironic that the celebrations of Ambedkar as the maker of the Constitution took place alongside small but significant attempts to undermine it This happened on two different fronts During the special session of Parliament the home minister raised the issue of the illegitimacy of the term “secular” state It is surprising but instructive that that comment did not produce any substantive debate Separately we now have at least three states where local electoral frameworks transgress constitutional morality It is not a coincidence that these are all BJP-ruled states where restrictions on contesting local elections or the compulsion to vote are emerging as the new mechanisms to undercut democratic logic But public discussion has focused more on the disappointment with judicial approval than with the legislative decisions in the first place Finally 2015 also saw public protests by intellectuals and artistes against various excesses These protests constituted an inchoate response to both cultural interventions and the culture of violence and intimidation Those who joined in these protests must have been subconsciously aware of the significance of the developments they were protesting against — it was not just some isolated event or knee-jerk response And yet the protests failed to identify the root of the problem — the agenda of building a new hegemony As a result the protests remained confined to details and countering propaganda in a formal and positivist manner They failed to generate public curiosity about and support for the fundamental concerns But there was something else that was most interesting about the “intolerance debate” and the overall politics of ideas This constituted the ideological counter-offensive Perhaps for the first time instead of going on the defensive the BJP and its sympathisers engaged with the “protesters” in a variety of ways The protesters were accused of being pro-Congress and politically motivated; the usual questions were raised about their stand on Kashmiri Pandits and the anti-Sikh violence; the timing of the protests was linked to the Bihar elections; imitating Chomskyan vocabulary the protests were branded as a “manufactured rebellion” Notably fundamental issues were deflected by naming it as the “anti-tolerance” protests Thus the debate was framed and identified not by those who initiated it but by those arguing on behalf of or in favour of the ruling establishment What is of significance is that in consonance with its hegemonic ambitions the BJP and its larger Hindutva universe was ready to intellectually join the debate That itself should be indication enough of the change brought about during this year — notwithstanding its electoral setback the BJP appeared poised for the politics of ideas One more and crucial step in the direction of shaping a new hegemony The writer teaches political science at Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:The Delhi High Court today told the DDCA it "cannot control" what ICC is saying over the issue of lack of completion certificate for the old house club of Ferozshah Kotla ground which may lead to shifting of the semi-final match of World T20 from New Delhi A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vibhu Bakhru also clarified to the cricketing body that requisite clearances for hosting the match would be subject to the compliances and DDCA should talk to International Cricket Council (ICC) about it "We cannot control what the ICC is saying You (DDCA) have to take it up with the ICC You tell this to ICC It has nothing to do with this court" the bench told the counsel appearing for Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) The Feroz Shah Kotla stadium Getty Images Senior advocate Sandeep Sethi representing DDCA then told the bench he would withdraw the petition which sought a direction to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to issue the requisite certificate for the R P Mehra block Sethi also told the bench that DDCA would make appropriate representation on the issue after which the petition was "dismissed as withdrawn" Justice Mudgal appointed by the high court to oversee the functioning of DDCA has asked the cricketing body not to sell tickets of semi-final match for R P Mehra block having a capacity of around 2000 and that it be used only for the broadcasters and the media During the hearing Sethi told the bench that ICC has taken an objection to it and is saying that if any of the blocks remain vacant then the semi-final match would be shifted to other venue "Justice Mudgal says that let it (R P Mehra block) be occupied by press and commentators only We have no problem with it but the ICC says that if the block would not be entirely occupied then the semi-final match may be shifted" Sethi told the court adding that media and commentators cannot fill the entire block When the lawyer said DDCA has no problem with what Justice Mudgal was saying the bench said "your only problem is the ICC" "We cannot give you the permission It has to be in terms of the earlier order passed by this court" the bench observed adding DDCA cannot have the permission without all the requisite clearances During the hearing advocate Sangram Patnaik appearing for DDCA told the bench that issue with the R P Mehra block is for the semi-final match only To this the bench observed "You (DDCA) are answerable to the law You undertook a huge risk You knew about the consequences of the action which you have taken You make sure that you get the certificate Nothing prevents you" When Sethi said SDMC has already granted occupancy certificate to the DDCA the bench said "It is clear that occupancy certificate for the R P Mehra block was not granted" During the hearing Patnaik referred to the mails received from ICC and BCCI and told the bench that "let Justice Mudgal take the decision" The bench however said "He (Mudgal) cannot take a decision He is only assisting this court so that matches can take place here" At this juncture the DDCA also appreciated the works done by Justice Mudgal and said the cricketing body was grateful to him "But the ICC has taken a view that since it is a semi- final match and if complete access is not given then the semi- final match cannot be played here" it said Referring to the prayer sought by the DDCA the bench said "What you will do it is entirely up to you We cannot do what you are praying for" A single judge bench of the high court had yesterday told the DDCA it cannot allow the body to hold matches until it gets the completion certificate and the R P Mehra block was not as per the sanctioned construction plan The semi-final match is slated on March 30 The DDCA had yesterday referred to the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (special provisions) Second Act 2011 and had said the R P Mehra block cannot be held illegal or unauthorised since the act provides for regularisation of the structure The court had referred to a March 8 order of a division bench before which SDMC had said occupancy certificate was for the entire stadium barring R P Mehra block which falls within 100 metre of a protected monument and lacks clearance from Archaeological Survey of India PTI Written by Express News Service | Published: April 29 2013 1:15 am Related News New Delhi:A three-km-long traffic jam was reported from NH 1Mukundpur Chowkon Sunday morning after a police constable had a tiff with a Haryana Roadways bus driver on the highway According to 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