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It arrived in the Gulf on Friday, tried to stop the accused who managed to flee on a bike.Best performance and Best film. very tough positions. That adds up to a lakh IT jobs in five years in the state. So where will the other 24 lakh jobs come from Tourism and agriculture Instead of bandying about impossible numbers to fool the media and people your government must work — and must be seen to be working — hard to create jobs to the optimum level Agriculture is in crisis Do something fast Agriculture in Kerala is a unique mess of a kind seen nowhere else in India Remember Modi’s 9 May election speech at Thiruvananthapuram He said that the infant mortality rate among Scheduled Tribes in Kerala was worse than Somalia’s and needless fuss was made about it Keep that aside In the same speech Modi also said that Kerala can meet only 13 percent of its requirement of agricultural products One doesn’t know where he got this figure but there are studies which say that only about 10 percent of the total area under agriculture in Kerala has food crops like rice pulses and tapioca The rest of the land is used up by commercial crops like rubber spices areca and cashewnut While the vagaries of the international prices of rubber and other cash crops keep farmers on tenterhooks often pushing them into debt the state imports most of its food items ranging from rice to vegetables To correct this imbalance and to create jobs in agriculture sector you need more than a five-year term but you must make a beginning Bring the tourists back Tourism accounts for a tenth of Kerala’s GDP and a quarter of the jobs in the state But the industry has taken a beating from the outgoing Oommen Chandy government’s sham prohibition policy— you may call it a ‘tipsy’-turvy policy — which allows only five-star hotels to serve all liquor but permits other ‘parlours’ to serve just beer and wine During the last one year tourists were cancelling their Kerala bookings and opting for places like Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh and Sri Lanka The growth rate in the arrivals of both foreign and domestic tourists has dropped Your election manifesto promised to double the present 12 lakh foreign tourist arrivals in the next five years And it promised to raise the domestic arrivals from 13 crore to 2 crore This has flummoxed experts Once again fix realistic targets that you can deliver Kerala’s USP is its backwaters and houseboats Use this to the optimum The tourism sector here thrives on small enterprises and homestays many of which are run by unprofessional hands Give them confidence and incentives Give them training to make them professional Get the tourists back Kerala is not a state it’s one big city Face this problem Most of Kerala’s problems can be traced to its rapid and lopsided urbanisation According to the 2011 census figures the state is urbanised up to 477 percent up from 26 percent in 2001 The Kerala Development Report of the Planning Commission points out: “Barring a few panchayats in the hilly tracts and a few other isolated pockets the entire state presents the picture of an urban-rural continuum” So the whole state of Kerala is almost like one huge urban ocean with some rural islands here and there This has led to immense pressure on infrastructure Though Kerala has the highest road density in India — 375 km per 100 square kilometres against the national average of 75 — the roads in the state even highways are narrow And the state generates just about 40 percent of the electricity it needs You have been a power minister before and you know what to do Reduce the over-dependence on Hydel power and go for non-Hydel sources Make a good beginning Focus on infrastructure It brings industry tourists and jobs Clear the garbage please Excessive urbanisation has meant that the state has few places where it can dump its garbage without a hue and cry from people living nearby So it’s dumped on roads Many waste treatment plants set up in recent years are not enough to cope with the 8000 tonnes of garbage that the state generates a day Hurry up with the plants in the pipeline and set up more (no scams in the selection of companies please) Waste disposal must get as much priority as file disposal in the secretariat Author tweets @sprasadindia California: A missile test off the California coast sparked frenzy on social media and spooked residents Saturday who believed they had just seen a UFO Representational image Getty Images The Twitter hashtags #Navy #comet and #UFO were trending as social media users uploaded videos and pictures of the mysterious bright light illuminating the night skies "There’s a UFO in Los Angeles I’m so excited I’m so ready" tweeted Shane Dawson well known for his YouTube videos "Los Angeles UFO It was not a comet My son saw the Unidentified Flying Object in Hollywood" tweeted @AnnieJacobsen The San Diego Union-Tribune said that the streaking light was visible as far away as Nevada and Arizona and authorities were reportedly flooded with calls But just when some were predicting the end of the world officials moved to clear up the mystery "Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky an Ohio Class SSBN in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California" Navy Cmdr Ryan Perry said in a statement to US media "The tests were part of a scheduled on-going system evaluation test" AFP By: Reuters | London | Published: July 5 2017 1:11 am Alexander Zverev bludgeoned Evgeny Donskoy with his powerful baseline game (Source: AP) Related News Alexander Zverev is hailed by German tennis fans as the man most likely to emulate Boris Becker’s Wimbledon feats but it is actually his older brother Mischa whose game has more in common with the three-times champion The siblings — the first to both be seeded in the Wimbledon men’s singles since Americans Gene and Sandy Mayer in 1982 — eased into round two on Tuesday using vastly different methods While 20-year-old 10th seed Alexander bludgeoned Evgeny Donskoy with his powerful baseline game Mischa nine years his senior and seeded 29 dispatched Australian Bernard Tomic with an old-school serve-and-volley masterclass “I followed my serve in 999 percent of the time today” Mischa said in an interview with Reuters “I can only remember one second serve that I stayed back I come in on every serve” He said his Russian father Alexander a former professional player had taught him the skills of serve and volley — a tactic only a handful of Tour players still employ “When did I realise (I could serve and volley) When I realised my baseline game wasn’t good enough” he said “I had to come up with a Plan B My dad was a great serve and volleyer so he knew how to do it and knew how to train At a young age I started to spend a lot of time at the net and realised it was something that came naturally” It was a style that completely flummoxed world number one Andy Murray at this year’s Australian Open when left-hander Zverev pulled off a massive fourth-round upset That result reminded the tennis world that there were in fact two Zverevs in the highest echelons of the game after several injury-plagued years had seen Mischa a top-50 player in 2009 slide outside the top 1000 LOW POINT The low point came in 2014 when he needed surgery to his left wrist but thanks to his brother’s emergence it also represented something of a turning point too “For four or five years I was not in my best shape” Zverev who claimed his first Wimbledon main draw victory for eight years on Tuesday said “A lot of injuries and you start not to be as motivated and not to train as hard as you should “I remember when my wrist was in a cast it was the low point But a week after that Alex got to the semis in Hamburg as a 17-year-old That moment gave me positive energy positive emotions to come back and train hard and still believe “With him next to me he was always like — you can do it you can be there you’re unbelievable don’t worry you’re going to be top 100 top 50 again believe in yourself” There is the possibility that the Zverevs could meet in the quarter-final “Our mum told us that but I’ve not looked at the draw” Mischa said “There are a few hard matches left yet” A major obstacle would be seven-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer who Mischa could play in the third round and who ended his run at the Australian Open But he must first get past Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the second round The brothers share a strong bond and enjoy playing doubles together including in the Davis Cup although they are living in separate houses at Wimbledon Mischa said he was always willing to offer some advice to his younger sibling though “Now it’s the grass season there are a few things here and there that I can show him” Mischa said “He listens to people and doesn’t listen to people He’s in his own little world most of the time and he has certain goals that he wants to achieve and he is so focused on that” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: November 18 2016 2:29 pm Kunal Kapoor says the affection between him and his wife Naina Bachchan has grown after their marriage Top News Kunal Kapoor says the affection between him and his wife Naina Bachchan has grown after their marriage Kunal married Naina the niece of megastar Amitabh Bachchan in February last year “Definition of love has changed after marriage rather it has grown I am more in love with my wife than when I was dating her” Kunal told reporters at a promotional event of his upcoming film Dear Zindagi here last night “Love is something that keeps changing Love has vast meaning it is different on different days for different people and different things” he said According to the 39-year-old actor there is no rule book for romance “There is no rule of dating and romance I have dated a different kind of people I have dated people with whom I had common interests and different interests as well There is no process to dating or romance and in love either you connect or you don’t connect with the opposite person” he said Meanwhile Kunal is busy giving finishing touches to his film Veeram a historical drama directed by Jayaraj It is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth and tells the story of Chandu Chekavar (Kunal) an infamous warrior in the 13th century North Malabar Veeram is simultaneously shot in Malayalam Hindi and in English with the same title “The Malayalam film is also shot in Hindi and English so it was challenging to do the film in three languages The lovely part of being an actor is you get to play different parts” Kunal said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPakistan’snew high commissioner designate to India Sohail Mahmood may well view his posting as one that caps a successful career Equally however it could end on a high decibel note; not only due to tensions between the two neighbours but also because of political infighting in Pakistan An ambassador has to always look over his shoulder before he takes a step But when Mahmood does so all he is likely to see is a welter of accusations and counter-accusations as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his team trade barbs — not only with the Pakistan Army but with thoseof the same skin including the ever ebullient former president Asif AliZardari The new ambassador designate will therefore have to be ambidextrous keeping the India-Pakistan relations on an even keel while balancing divergent interests back home Apart from being one of the seniormost diplomats —he is only one year junior to Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua — Mahmood comes from a fairly successful posting in Ankara During this tenure he managed a Turkish presidential visit to Pakistan and a return visit by the Pakistan prime minister to Turkey in February 2017 In fact Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s call fora "multilateral dialogue" on Kashmir on his recent visit to India may well have been the result of Mahmood’s hard work Sohail Mahmood was Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey Image courtesy: Twitter/@PakTurkey Notably Mahmoodhas also been instrumental in strengthening the China-Turkey-Pakistan relationship Ankara has backed Pakistan’s moves in Afghanistan often at the behest of China whileTurkish investors have recently shown an interest in investing in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) The weight in this relationship comes from China however not from the dismal bilateral trade between Pakistan and Turkey Butan Ankara posting hardly prepares any diplomat for the hurly burly of a posting in India The Pakistan High Commission has had to face public charges of funding separatists in Kashmir with money routed through Rawalpindi These charges are hardly new In 2003 and again in 2011 the role of Pakistani officials have come under the scanner The Charge d’affairs —who later went on to become Pakistan Foreign Secretary —was believed to have been asked to leave the country on the charge of passing on cash to theseparatists In another case an aide to a Kashmiri separatist leader was virtually caught red-handed with aboutRs 70 lakhs The present high commissioner Abdul Basit recently did a diplomatic overstretch by not only declaring support for Kashmir but also ending with the pious hope that the struggle would succeed The high commission’s public support for Kashmiris —with regular invites to the Hurriyat leaders —will probably take a temporary backseat in a bid to de-escalate tensions Covert funding will continue Looking over his shoulder the new high commissioner will find rock solid support on support to the separatists On this there is little difference apparent between the civilians and the military New Delhi knows this and unless it decides to issue a blanket ban on the activities of the Hurriyat nothing much is likely to change The tragic beheading of two Indian soldiers by Pakistan Special Forces is another matter altogether There is little likelihood of "business as usual" here Available evidence seems to indicate that a trap was set by Pakistani Border Action Teams (BAT) well within Indian territory backed by artillery firing from the rear That this beheading occurred immediately after reports of Sajjan Jindal’s visit to meet the Pakistan prime minister came out has been spoken about the assumption being that the Pakistan Army was once again muddying the waters to prevent its elected Head of State from taking a hand in reducing tensions But whatever the reality statements from Indian officials including the chief of army staff have promised suitable retribution for the dastardly act Mahmood may as well sharpen his drafting skills in the eventuality that such retribution does take place Certainly it won’t be pretty The alternative is to use his diplomatic skills to persuade Rawalpindi to allow India access to the unfortunate Kulbushan Jadhav The continued detention of Jadhav comes after a Field General Court Martial —essentially a group of Pakistan Army officers who were unlikely to go against the wishes of the top brass —declared a death sentence to the alleged spy Acting entirely against the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (which Pakistan reluctantly ratified three decades after it was enacted) the Indian High Commission has been given no opportunity to contest the charge nor beenprovided access to the former naval officer The Urdu press —sections of which usually reflect the wishes of the deep state —have been vociferous in quickly carrying out the death penalty and not "giving in to pressure" from India Pakistan’s intelligence now ascribes every other two penny terrorist with being an Indian undercover agent the latest being the rotund Ehsanullah Ehsan former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson and now a media sensation after his allegations of support for terrorism by India Sections of the Pakistani Army are in a combative mode and are unlikely to agree to suggestions of clemency by the usually pliant Foreign Office But here’s the thing The Foreign Office may be one of the few areas where Nawaz Sharif still holds control The appointment of Tehmina Janjua (who isregarded by many as a diplomatic lightweight) as foreign secretary was reportedly at his insistence and overruling seniority of the service At present the high commissioner in India may be Sharif’s only card to play in seeking New Delhi’s support in a tight situation A tentative probe to restart dialogue cannot be entertained at this juncture when violence is at an all time high in Kashmir All that can be sought is a decrease in support In this very complex game India has to assess whether the prime minister is in a position to deliver on any of the major issues The Joint Investigation Team on the Panama Leaks —which includes both Military Intelligence and the ISI —has started its probe Though this is unlikely to come to a definite conclusion it certainly reduces the space available to Sharif for the next six months There is alsoanother aspect to consider Pakistan Army’s aggressiveness has also been apparent on the Afghan border when it claimed to have destroyed five Afghan posts and killed 50 It is an unusually brave country that seeks war from both sides unless it has strong "insurance cover" Media reports point to China playing a placating role in reducing border tensions between Kabul and Islamabad The new ambassador designate could well try to build upon his previous diplomatic experience to seek an action replay in New Delhi Expect calls for "reducing tension" and "restarting dialogue" to rise steadily from various foreign capitals via Beijing Apparently the Belt precedes the Road The author is an independent analyst She tweets @kartha_tara

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