though, she knows there is a long way to go.which in turn would help increase farmers? rental rates in areas such as Alandi (10 %), The study will be carried out by Central Roads Research Institute (CRRI). In the morning.
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The two were produced before a Delhi court on Saturday and then remanded in CBI custody for five days For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New York | Published: August 29 2017 11:51 am “Umair Hamid and Axact operated a massive diploma mill that preyed on consumers who thought their tuition would pay for a college education Instead Hamid provided victims with worthless fake diplomas Defendants like Hamid who profit from fake schools face very real penalties including prison time” Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim said Related News A 31-year-old Pakistani man in the US was today sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to forfeit over USD five million for his role in helping run a massive diploma mill scheme through a Pakistan-based company Umair Hamid of Karachi had pled guilty in April this year to conspiracy to commit wire fraud before US District Judge Ronnie Abrams who imposed the sentence on him He had helped run a massive diploma mill through his employer Pakistan-based Axact which had held itself out as one of the world’s leading information technology providers In addition to the prison term Hamid was ordered to forfeit over USD five million “Umair Hamid and Axact operated a massive diploma mill that preyed on consumers who thought their tuition would pay for a college education Instead Hamid provided victims with worthless fake diplomas Defendants like Hamid who profit from fake schools face very real penalties including prison time” Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim said According to documents filed in this case Hamid and his co-conspirators deceived individuals across the world including throughout the US into enrolling in supposed high schools colleges and universities Consumers paid upfront fees believing that in return they would be enrolled in real educational courses and eventually receive legitimate degrees Instead consumers received no instruction and worthless diplomas Hamid who served most recently as Axact’s assistant vice president of international relations helped the company conduct the fraud in the US among other locations On Axact’s behalf he served as the primary contact during negotiations with a former competitor for the company’s acquisition of websites for fake educational institutions Under Axact’s control those websites then continued to deceive consumers into paying upfront enrollment fees for non-existent educational programmes In May 2015 Pakistani authorities shut down Axact and arrested multiple individuals associated with the company for participating in the diploma mill operation But Hamid who was not arrested at that time continued to work in furtherance of the fraudulent business even personally travelling to the US in 2016 to open a bank account used to collect money from defrauded consumers For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pupul Chatterjee | Pune | Published: August 24 2010 5:58 am Related News With Raksha Bandhan and narali purnima on Tuesdaycoconut sale in the city went up in the past couple of days by at least two times While for some it means sweet savoriesfor others it involves worshipping the sea gods before venturing out into the sea for fishing Even the prices of coconuts have increased over the last few days Most of them blame it to the changed monsoon pattern that has led to a decline in the total crop production in states like Tamil NaduKarnataka and Andhra Pradesh Deepak Boraa wholesale trader of coconut at Market Yardsaid? 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It was declared on a petition by the Consumer Education and Research Society (CERS) and Nalin Acharya, Meanwhile, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: April 22, (Source: Reuters) Related News The eleventh edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup is well under way and we have got to see some breathtaking individual innings that have turned matches on their own.From Ellyse Perry’s crucial 71 run knock against New Zealand to Chamari Attapattu’s blistering 178* against Australia have been some of the red hot innings as the women have shown that they are no less in the cricketing world India’s Mithali Raj has now become the second highest run-scorer in the tournament with392 runs in her eight matches Most Runs Players Matches Runs HS Ellyse Perry (AUS-W) 8 404 71 Mithali Raj (IND-W) 8 392 109 Tammy Beaumont (AUS-W) 8 387 148 Heather Knight (ENG-W) 8 363 106 Nicole Bolton (AUS-W) 8 351 107 Sarah Taylor (ENG-W) 8 351 147 Meg Lanning (AUS-W) 6 328 152* Laura Wolvaardt (SA-W) 7 324 71 Natalie Sciver (ENG-W) 8 318 137 Chamari Attapattu (SL-W) 7 311 178* For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: January 24 2015 8:57 am An assembly segment break-up of the Delhi Lok Sabha election reveals that the BJP won 60 of the 70 assembly segments and the AAP won 10 Related News Thirteen months and what do you get As far as Delhi is concerned three exciting and unpredictable elections with the decision of the third scheduled for February 10 The excitement and unpredictability is all because of the presence of the new and different political party — the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Every opinion poll in December 2013 had the AAP barely making its presence felt It ended up second with 28 out of 70 seats and even formed the government before unceremoniously kicking itself out In the Lok Sabha elections the AAP’s expectations were high not only for Delhi but also for all of India We had some expert commentators even believing that the AAP would be part of the national government It ended up with four Lok Sabha seats nationally (all in Punjab) and none in Delhi An assembly segment break-up of the Delhi Lok Sabha election reveals that the BJP won 60 of the 70 assembly segments and the AAP won 10 Opinion polls in January to date show a huge bounce-back for the AAP — a 5 per cent increase in its vote share compared to December 2013 — 35 per cent versus 30 per cent The BJP also shows a near-identical increase in vote share from 33 to 39 per cent In terms of seats the prediction is for a near-dead heat between the two with the BJP marginally ahead 35 to 31 Even a dead cat bounces so why should we grudge the Congress this chance to spoil the BJP party Given forecast errors another hung assembly in February 2015 cannot be ruled out Only brave souls and statisticians can even attempt to forecast this election It has been further jumbled up with AAP defections and with the announcement of Kiran Bedi as the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Does that mean that an uncertain election is now certain for the BJP As we await opinion polls exit polls and the final result here are some statistical calculations — from a brave forecaster The election outcome is forecast based on two separate statistical methods The first is to look at history for parallel events The first cut of history is to look at all assembly elections post-1991 which followed a national election within 12 months The second cut of the data is to look at only those parties that obtained at least 20 per cent of the vote in both the Lok Sabha and subsequent assembly elections The results are revealing Only nine out of 26 elections show an increase in vote share for any party in the assembly as compared to the previous Lok Sabha election; and just three show an increase in vote share of more than 13 per cent One of these outliers was in Delhi itself; in 1998 the Congress increased its vote share by 51 per cent over the earlier Lok Sabha election in the same year The other two outliers were in Punjab and Haryana for the Akali Dal (89 per cent increase in 1997) and the Indian National Lok Dal (43 percentage point increase in 2005) The average for all the 26 elections is a negative 3 per cent Opinion polls are forecasting a 2 per cent gain for the AAP over its Lok Sabha share The opinion poll loss for the BJP at 8 per cent is nearly three times the average loss in 26 comparable elections since 1991 As they say in statistics land the odds are heavily against both the AAP gaining 2 percentage points and the BJP losing such a large vote share But this is a special election in that a third party the Congress is in danger of falling off the map So its vote share will likely go to the two parties the BJP and AAP with the latter likely to get more But it takes a stretch of imagination and calculation to say that the net loss for the BJP over the Lok Sabha election would be 8 per cent and the net gain for the AAP 2 per cent The second method is to predict “reasonable” swings in vote shares for the February 2015 assembly election over the observed December 2013 vote Five different experiments were conducted with the AAP’s median gain in vote share of 2 percentage points over the 2013 assembly polls For the BJP the median “experiment” vote share is 40 — 7 percentage points less than the Lok Sabha election For the Congress the median vote share change over a disastrous Lok Sabha election is a gain of 5 percentage points Details of all the five experiments are provided and the results converge on the following First it seems highly unlikely that the Congress would get much more than five seats a fall of three seats from its already low 2013 total The AAP is unlikely to get much more than 21 seats — four of the five reasonable experiments converge on 21 seats and only one scenario yields 28 seats for it The BJP should easily win this election with a median prediction of 44 seats A hung assembly or an AAP victory would be a black swan or a man-bites-dog event As I said at the beginning the motivation for this analysis was to have a bit of fun and to see how likely were the opinion poll predictions of a close contest No matter how one slices the data the initial set of opinion polls is likely to be way off the mark If the AAP succeeds in getting around 31 seats and the BJP only a few seats more I will be off the mark Let the fun sorry games sorry election begin The writer is chairman of Oxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and a senior advisorto Zyfin a leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: September 17 2017 1:47 am Klopp did his best to put a positive spin on the result but it is again hard to look beyond the club’s failure to solve their recurring problems in central defence (Source: Reuters) Related News The sight of Virgil van Dijk reappearing in Southampton colours on the same day that Liverpool suffered another defensive calamity hardly improved the mood of Anfield supporters starting to question manager Juergen Klopp’s methods The failure to buy the Dutch centre half– or anyone else as an alternative – remains a sore point on Merseyside where Liverpool’s substandard defence was exposed for the third match running in a 1-1 Premier League draw with Burnley (English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table) No one blamed Dejan Lovren on Saturday because the Croatian who was badly at fault in conceding Sevilla’s Champions League equaliser on Wednesday was injured but his replacement fared little better Ragner Klavan and partner Joel Matip were criticised after failing to clear the ball and allowing Burnley to score That left the home side facing an uphill struggle to secure the win demanded after last week’s thrashing by Manchester City and the disappointing midweek draw Klopp did his best to put a positive spin on the result but it is again hard to look beyond the club’s failure to solve their recurring problems in central defence The manager said he was “angry with the result but pleased with the performance” after Liverpool failed to make their subsequent dominance pay “It’s our fault We were dominant fantastic attitude We played good were fluent with seven changes but only one goal” added Klopp who recalled that last season Burnley beat them 2-0 at Turf Moor “It’s the best we have played against Burnley since I have been in In the past we didn’t feel good in the game Today I saw fluid movements passing between the lines speed crosses” added Klopp whose side registered 35 efforts at goal to the Clarets’ five and enjoyed 70 percent of possession “We have to take the point and carry on” Klopp’s midweek assertion that his scouts had been unconvinced after watching potential alternatives to their main target Van Dijk about “500 million times” attracted scorn on social media with some fans complaining that the German was starting to sound like former manager Brendan Rodgers in his final days Even the sight of Philippe Coutinho starting his first game of the season hardly lifted the mood with Klopp’s case probably not helped by a parade of former Liverpool greats before kickoff as the club marked their 125th anniversary a celebration that only highlighted the current problems Ultimately Klopp will be measured against the achievements of the past which is never far away from Anfield With the club already five points behind leaders Manchester City it is starting to look like a long hard winter for the German For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: October 13 2017 11:44 pm Del Potro tumbled on the court at 2-2 in the third set against Viktor Troicki of Serbia (Source: AP) Top News Juan Martin del Potro’s bruised left wrist was placed in a splint after a nasty fall while winning his quarterfinal at the Shanghai Masters on Friday Del Potro is due to play Roger Federer in the semifinals on Saturday The other semifinal features top-ranked Rafael Nadal against Marin Cilic Del Potro tumbled on the court at 2-2 in the third set against Viktor Troicki of Serbia and instinctively tried to break the fall with his left wrist Del Potro who has undergone surgery on both wrists conferred with a trainer as he repeatedly shook his wrist Del Potro ended up breaking Troicki’s serve in that fifth game and prevailed 4-6 6-1 6-4 “I don’t know how my wrist is after I fell down” del Potro said before leaving for a local hospital “I felt something wrong in that moment but I continued to play just playing (backhand) slices just to finish the match I’m going to the hospital to see what the MRI says and what the doctor says “Then I will take a decision for tomorrow I would like to play and be 100 percent” Jorge Viale del Potro’s agent later tweeted that tests revealed a “wrist contusion” but “more serious problems were ruled out” “The doctors put a splint to immobilize the wrist” Viale added “Tomorrow morning Juan Martin will decide whether he plays the semifinal” Del Potro beat Federer in the US Open quarterfinals Federer made another matchup by beating Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-4 “I hope for him (del Potro) that it’s nothing serious” Federer said “He’s had problems in the past and this is why he’s worried rightfully so At the end of the day nothing changes for me I’ll be ready to come out here to play and it’s for revenge for the US Open” Meanwhile Nadal tied Andre Agassi for sixth place on the list of all-time Open Era wins Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4 6-7 (6) 6-3 was his 870th match win Nadal also improved his win streak to 15 having won the China Open last week In Beijing he defeated Dimitrov in a three-set semifinal Here Dimitrov extended their quarterfinal to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to win the second-set tiebreaker In the third set Nadal saved the one break point he faced in the match in the fifth game and broke serve in the sixth to set up victory “Winning a lot of matches in a row so I’m very happy for everything” Nadal said “Of course being able to win the US Open Beijing and being in the semifinals here … I have to try to keep focus and hold that momentum We’ll see tomorrow if I can have another good day” Fourth-seeded Cilic stands between Nadal and a second ATP final in two weeks Cilic advanced to his first Shanghai semifinal by beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3 6-4 The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas ended Cilic’s streak of winning 21 service games in the sixth game of the second set “I was a little bit angry with myself just with not keeping up the good tennis at that moment” Cilic said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published: February 9 2017 1:52 am Top News The Gamdevi police arrested a 28-year-old tour guide Tuesday for allegedly hacking into the Instagram account of a South Mumbai-based businesswoman using it to spread obscene messages and cheating her of Rs 35 lakh The accused a native of Jodhpur was held in Delhi eight days after the police set out in search of him He was produced in Girgaum court Wednesday evening and remanded in judicial custody Watch What Else is Making News The man befriended the 49-year-old businesswoman on Instagram a year-and-a-half ago The police said the duo would text each other regularly but never met in person Over the course of their online communication the accused sought to borrow small sums of money under false pretexts the police said “He claimed to be from a rich family but told the complainant that he needed money for his mother’s treatment” said an officer at Gamdevi police station The police said the woman and her husband both sympathised with the man and loaned him a total of Rs 35 lakh until the end of 2016 “The accused promised to return the money and finally sent her a cheque of Rs 25 lakh However it bounced” officer said The woman then threatened to lodge a police complaint against him “The accused acquired the password to the woman’s Instagram account and began to post vulgar and obscene messages while impersonating her When she came to know of it she lodged a complaint” the officer said The police lodged an FIR in December 2016 booking the tour guide for cheating criminal intimidation and under the Information Technology Act “The accused had switched off his cellphone for a long time so it was very hard to track him He also kept changing locations” said the officer adding that 10 days ago the police received information that the accused would depart from Jodhpur with a party of tourists “We followed the accused from Jodhpur to Fatehpur Sikri to Agra and finally to Delhi where we caught him outside the office of a private tourism firm he had been hired by” the officer said However advocate Brijesh Avinchal who represented the accused in Girgaum court on Wednesday said the woman had misrepresented her age to gain the confidence of the accused willingly gave him her Instagram account password and framed him after he discovered her true age and threatened to make it public For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Published: April 14 2012 1:37 am Related News UPA is sinkingbut the BJP is adrifthaving failed to reconfigure itself to a changing urban India There are reasons why it is easy to understand the BJPs jubilation at the Gujarat SITs reprieve to Narendra Modiand there are reasons why it isnt For a full decade nowModi has been the partys unanointed leader A starcrowd-puller and vote-catcherthough that claim has never been proven outside his state So you can see why the BJP should be happy with what they see as Modi crossing one more hurdle on his way to the national stage The problemhoweveris that while he may fire the imagination of the faithfulhe would still bring no matter how many exonerations he collects the baggage of his past that will make it that much tougher for the BJP to rebuild NDA into a real claimant in 2014 In indictment as much as in exonerationthe Modi phenomenon cuts both ways It gets more votes from your ownbut raises barriers for many likely allies The issue with Modi is not legalbut political Even if he is never convictedor even charged by a court for any role in the 2002 riotshe will continue to be spoilt goods politically This will reduce the resultant NDA to three parties at best: the BJPAkali Dal and Shiv Senathe core of natural allies This is not the only contradiction the BJP has to deal with But this is the most challenging Modi cannot be the answer to their prayers in 2014 unless he can lead this three-member NDA to a 225-plus mark The rest will then be found among some of the regional partiesnotably one of the Dravidian parties Thatno matter how damaged the UPA is by 2014looks improbable That is whymoments of celebration at legal victories apartthe BJP has to rethink its politics and ideological offering more carefully if it has to have a chance The partys central problem is this: even more than who is whose natural allycoalitions in India will be formed on the basis of who will never go with whom Because of thisthe BJPeven with someone more widely acceptable than Modi in the leadwould need at least 200 seats in the Lok Sabha to have any chance of reaching that half-way markwhereas for the Congress150 could still be the 272 in 2014 This is easy to explain LK Advani often says he is open to aligning with anyone but the five parties that consider the BJP anti-national These are the Congressthe LeftSPRLD and IUML But of the rest tooany party with any hope of getting the Muslim vote would never join an NDA unless it is led by a Vajpayee-like inclusive personality The BJP hasnt got one even remotely like thatand Modi will be the exact opposite In factwith Modi as leaderthe alliance will find it impossible even to hold its biggest star todayNitish Kumar It was Vajpayees personality that brought MamataNaveen Patnaik and Chandrababu Naidu into the NDA With Modi in frontyou can write off all of these Even with a less controversial leadera first among equals who may emerge closer to the elections from the BJPs current top fiveit is difficult to see any of these satraps risking minority votesparticularly when the BJP as an ally cannot bring them many transferable votes in their respective states How does the BJP handle this challenge Or can it One way is to accept the limitations of its politics and look for that first among the equals outside For exampleNitishor a Nitish with multi-state appeal if he/she brings a large contingent of MPs That leader could then be the newnon-communal mukhauta (mask) of the BJP But ask any of the partys top five (Modi included) and they will ask youis that why you think they have been in public life for all these decades They see the Congress decliningits allies chafing and impatientstate after state falling to the oppositiona lurching governmenta punch-drunk Rahul and a less and less visible Sonia All thiswith a scam a daythe growing conflict between the government and the institutions and a fast vapourising growth storyconvince them that their moment has come The question they are ducking ishoweveris their politics ready to seize it In some ways it isbut in manymore important onesit isnt What works for them is their chief ministers and regional leaders The Congress has nobody even remotely comparable to ModiRaman SinghShivraj Singh ChouhanVasundhara RajePrem Kumar DhumalParkash Singh BadalNitish and even BS Yeddyurappa in their respective states If the Shiv Sena and the MNS somehow mergeor come closer in the next two yearsthe UPA will struggle to get even a third of the seats in Maharashtra But this is where the good news ends for the BJP They have wasted seven years now by failing to address the one issue that limits them to competing for not more than 70-75 per cent of the electorate even in the states where they are strong: suspicion of the minorities and the increasingly liberal-secular-modern urban Indian Modi apartmany other aspects of their politics are out of tune with the times It is one thing for them to get the secular partieseven UPA alliesto join hands with them in opposition to many central moveslike the NCTC and GST This is great for embarrassing the Congress But unless they move their ideological positioning absolutely to the centrethese alliances will remain transient and fail to grow into partnerships in power The BJPs economics is one more examplethough it is easier to rectify than Hindutva Every time they block a reformist move or legislationtheir own loyal as well as fence-sitting voters take note If they want an India closest to the socialist promise of the preamble of its Constitution as rewritten by a Parliament on stolen time in the Emergencywouldnt they rather vote for the UPA In marketing termsthenwhat product differentiation does the BJP offer And in the language of politicsyou may just ask them: why cant you see the writing on the wall [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Police on Monday found weapons from a kuchcha drain at Kaint village which falls under Dehlon police station. parents were never informed that their child was being admitted under the EWS quota. 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“I believe there’s a lot of respect and understanding between me and my family, Kareena looks every bit the Bollywood superstar. “So I believe we must attach great importance to security environment and huge efforts must be made by various parties so that we can finish this very huge project,We feel that the capacity of the IGI Airport.
though, she knows there is a long way to go.which in turn would help increase farmers? rental rates in areas such as Alandi (10 %), The study will be carried out by Central Roads Research Institute (CRRI). In the morning.