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Better management of neonatal infections, Now, said without naming Modi. There is always a pleasant atmosphere on the sets whenever he is around, she added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jyoti Parikh Kirit Parikh | Updated: May 9 2016 12:20 pm Even without the odd-even programme congestion can be reduced by technological measures and economic incentives Related News The odd-even experiment in January was the testing of a short-term managerial solution As any experiment it gave partial insights into the air pollution puzzle It was also a test of Delhiites’ resolve to do something about it The first trial did reduce congestion The second experiment from April 15 to 30 had little impact on congestion during peak hours Apparently people had obtained more cars used more taxis and some had changed over to CNG Reduction in congestion even though air pollution remains at the same level reduces people’s exposure which is the product of air pollution level x number of persons exposed x duration of exposure Lower exposure lowers the adverse health impact It is not easy to assess the impact of odd-even on pollution levels as one also needs to factor in changes in wind speed wind direction emissions by neighbouring areas fires etc From that point of view one cannot assess the second odd-even experiment It might still be considered worthwhile as it showed that people will take defensive action and that this may not be the solution to Delhi’s pollution problem Cleaning up Delhi’s air requires both short-term and long-term solutions Typically the control of a number of short-term solutions lies with the Delhi government while long-term solutions require the Central government to act Odd-even cannot be a long-term solution for the NCR as the number of vehicles in Delhi alone not counting the NCR region is increasing at nearly 6 lakhs per year in Delhi alone of which some 35 per cent are cars Odd-even may have taken out at most 30 per cent of the cars of Delhi’s 28 lakh cars as cars on the road keep increasing and within a couple of years even with odd-even the cars on the road would increase To reduce pollution we need cleaner cars and much greater use of public transport walking cycling and improvement in the quality of public transport The solution lies in a more comprehensive transport strategy and dealing with other sources of pollution It requires actions not just by Delhi government but also by governments of the surrounding states as well as by the Central government Share This Article Related Article Even without the odd-even programme congestion can be reduced by technological measures and economic incentives A computerised and automated signalling system can move the traffic faster Synchronised signals can also help There is poor lane discipline in traffic and stricter enforcement of rules can reduce many gridlocks Steep congestion charges can be introduced as has been done in Singapore and London Parking fees should also be raised to reflect the scarcity of road space Some important short-term options within Delhi government’s ambit are the reducing of biomass burning minimising road dust and controlling construction dust As we did for transport the suggestions below also require two-week experiments specially devoted to them For example this is the season for trees to shed leaves and all RWAs should be mandated to compost them and find place for the compost on their premises Dry leaves also create dust pollution Biomass burning of any kind should have strict penalties which require alert monitoring as well as alternatives and solutions Those who burn biomass for cooking should be provided LPG as is the policy of the government However some obstacles to full adoption of LPG need to be removed Burning of biomass for heat in winter is fortunately not an issue for the next eight months In winter months the watchmen who burn biomass for heating should be provided alternative heating by their employers The Delhi government has already started to vacuum clean roads and has a plan to cover all roads under its jurisdiction within three months Also it proposes to green the shoulders of roads These measures should reduce road dust However on our way to office we find heaps of soil piled up from digging We monitor grams of pollution from cars but tonnes of soil is sitting along the same road Strict control over such road digging and restoration after the work is completed is also necessary Construction firms should be asked to keep the dust confined within the site which should be covered up inner roads where trucks ply should be regularly watered and the PM level should be monitored at the site and a few meters outside it We need to create a detailed data base of vehicles plying in the city The vehicle registry should have besides the make horsepower and type of fuel used the year of make and Bharat stage compliance as well as the stated fuel efficiency of the vehicle With these data one can assess the impact of banning 15-year-old cars or diesel vehicles or converting vehicles to CNG etc More incentives and disincentives need to be given to change the vehicle profile gradually by de-registering high-polluting old vehicles and encouraging CNG and electric vehicles Much of the long-term solutions are with the Central government which can mandate the oil and auto companies to get Bharat 6 in Delhi earlier Bharat II was introduced in four metros in 2001 was extended to 13 cities in 2003 and was made nationwide in 2005 Similarly Bharat III and Bharat IV were also introduced in stages So Bharat VI should be introduced earlier in selected cities Bharat VI has to start somewhere — city by city and also refinery by refinery The Centre can insist that the new refinery would have to produce only Bharat VI fuels Delhi should not register vehicles that do not comply with Bharat VI after a given date say April 1 2018 If need be facilitate import of Bharat VI vehicles The existing refineries also need to be told to submit their time-bound plans for gradual conversion These plans need to be monitored strictly so that no slippages occur In the light of growing vehicle ownership in Delhi we need Bharat VI or electric vehicles good public transport footpaths and cycle tracks and appropriate congestion and parking charges as well as enforcement of measures to reduce dust the banning of biomass burning better traffic management and driving discipline (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Still up in the air’) Jyoti Parikh is Executive Director and Kirit Parikh is Chairman of Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: June 16 2016 12:02 am Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Express Photo: Amit Mehra) Top News The AAP’s defence of its decision to appoint 21 MLAs as parliamentarysecretaries rests on shaky grounds The party has blamed the Centre and Delhi’s lieutenant governor for President Pranab Mukherjee’s refusal togive assent to the amended Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act 1997 True the AAP and the Centre have been locked into confrontation ever since the former swept Delhi in the 2015 assembly election But that isnot reason for Delhi’s ruling party to cry vendetta and conspiracy especially on anissue of propriety The fact is the amendment was brought in to offer legal protection to the Arvind Kejriwal government’s appointments — it feared that the parliamentary secretary’s office could be construed as an “office of profit” which in turn could lead to the disqualification of its MLA holding the post A series of prior court judgments had deemed the appointment of MLAs as parliamentary secretaries as unconstitutional Yet the AAP chose to overlook these court rulings When a PIL was filed against the government on the issue it sought to amend the Delhi law with retrospective effect That earlier Delhi governments had made such appointments and a few others like Rajasthan and Karnataka continue to have MLAs in these posts does not make a persuasive case After all the AAP’s promise was that it was different more scrupulous than the rest The Constitution makes it clear that an MP MLA or MLC risks disqualification if he is found to be holding an “office of profit” under the Central or state government and the Delhi MLA (Removal of Disqualification) Act 1997 did not include the post of parliamentary secretary as an “exempted post” When the AAP government made the appointments in March 2015 it sought to override the “office of profit” clause by stating that parliamentary secretaries will not be eligible for remuneration or perks of any kind from the government barring the use of government transport for official purposes and office space in the minister’s office Three months later it proposed the to include the office of parliamentary secretary among posts exempted from the definition of “office of profit” Legislators as aides to ministers could compromise the separation of powers between the legislature and executive — and the principle of checks and balances — as envisaged in the Constitution The AAP’s defence that MLAs need to be appointed as aides to ministers for better governance is unconvincing Solutions to institutional inadequacies have to be found within the existing framework The episode only shows the AAP in unflattering light For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News"connivance" in the "land grabbing". Ranveer Singh? (Read: Bajirao Mastani movie review: Deepika Padukone, Modi stated that he had been informed by "reliable sources" that the tycoon had paid in cash and kind to the three players. The answer lies in the participation of J&K in future negotiations over the Indus waters. “My student Pulkit Narang.

download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 12, Satish Trivedi, download Indian Express App More Related NewsPune | Updated: February 6, Even the last film, Because if such was the case, Modi would probably equal Rajiv Gandhi’s 1984 mandate of 415 if not better it No such thing is about to happen The most generous opinion poll estimates put the NDA’s vote share in the mid-30s which accounts for just over a third of India’s Hindus The remaining majority will be voting for others And most of these 30-odd per cent would vote for the BJP/NDA not because they want to build grand temples spank the Muslims or banish them to Pakistan They will be voting in search of an alternative to the weakest most incompetent uncommunicative and incoherent full-term government in our history Having voted in the UPA so enthusiastically for a second time they are going elsewhere in search of jobs more buying power stability and confidence To insinuate that this mass of Hindus will be voting Modi because they have suddenly turned communal is unfair to them It is also intellectually lazy morally cynical and politically disastrous Put more simply it is a bit like saying that Hindus have been voting for the Congress and other “secular” forces all these decades because they were not given a convincing saffron option India gave itself a secular liberal constitution because a vast majority of all its people in fact almost unanimously determined that this was the finest formulation for nation-building in a land as diverse and complex as ours The Constituent Assembly had participation from across the many ideological divides The document it drafted has now acquired the status of scripture and nobody in mainstream politics dares to question it The man credited with leading that process Ambedkar has been added to our pantheon of all-party gods It is also unique Unlike Western countries where secularism means living with one or two faiths Christianity and Judaism or Islam India is a deeply religious country and peopled by every religion invented including the many thousand variants of Hinduism As Wendy Doniger says in her magisterial book The Hindus — the one Penguin pulped quivering with fear in the face of a man called Dina Nath Batra — Hinduism is the “Ellis Island of religions” Pluralism and diversity are deeply ingrained in it “the lines between different beliefs and practices are permeable membranes” That is why she says there are countless more narratives of Hinduism than the ones defined by Sanskrit Brahmins and the Gita And if I may dare to make my own risky addition to that list of defining three by the RSS or VHP In a country where the determinants of identity change every 10 miles from religion to caste to language to ethnicity to culture tribe sub-tribe and region secularism is the glue needed to keep it all together It isn’t just a charter to protect Muslims The Hindus need it as much as them That is all the more reason why India is secular and must remain so Indian Muslims can in fact complain that over the decades they have been taken for granted and offered a minimal political deal in return for their votes: to give them physical protection from the Hindu right I know some will argue that even that promise was never really kept But the truth is the Muslim vote has been hostage to fear Explaining why he had joined the BJP now MJ Akbar said to me that in the “Congress/secular” view so far the Indian Muslim had to conform to one of three stereotypes: the decadent decrepit feudal with sherwani fraying at the collar as portrayed in the 1960s’ “Muslim socials” like Mere Mehboob a riot victim like the crying Gujarati with folded hands in that infamous 2002 portrait or a petty criminal in the image of Haji Mastan even if sometimes with a sacrificing heart of gold Since he hasn’t delivered despite my asking him several times to put this in an article I am borrowing the idea That mainstream liberal politics in India has deliberately failed to treat the Muslim as a mainstream Indian The extreme and most shameful manifestation of this was Azam Khan’s claim that the peaks of Kargil were conquered not by Hindu soldiers of our army but by Muslims with the battle cry of Allah-o-Akbar This is not a secular claim but amounts to spreading communalism to the one institution that remains so secular the army It is true that Muslim soldiers fought alongside the Hindus and the rest in Kargil Two of the battalions with mostly Muslim soldiers 12 JAK LI and 22 Grenadiers suffered heavy casualties But to now view them in isolation through a sectarian prism and pit them competitively against their fellow soldiers from other faiths is not secularism It isn’t even pseudo-secularism It is the most cynical anti-minority communalism That is why this newspaper and this writer had objected so furiously to the Sachar Committee’s misplaced idea of investigating the recruitment patterns and numbers of Muslims in the army (‘Kitne Musalman hain’ National Interest IE February 18 2006 iexpin/FC79596) The fundamental values of our secular Constitution sustain because of our institutions which are trusted as fair and secular The Election Commission can send Imran Masood to jail ban Azam Khan and Amit Shah and then let one off with an apology Some will call it unfair but nobody calls it communal The Supreme Court the UPSC the armed forces the mainstream media and the public intellectual class are by and large liberal and secular Of course these institutions will be tested by such a fundamental ideological shift on Raisina Hill But that is why the founding fathers invented them We need to strengthen them preserve their credibility and freedoms to protect and strengthen our secularism It is too hasty to write its epitaph Or to hunt for a sabbatical to a liberal campus on the American east coast until some post-Modi secular resurrection I am conscious that this column is being written on Good Friday But that is purely coincidental [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPatna: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that construction of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya will commence soon and it will be ready to receive devotees by next Diwali File photo of Subramanian Swamy PTI Hurdles in the way of the proposed Ram temple are being removed Swami said without elaborating "Construction of the temple is likely to begin sooner than later This week we will be celebrating Diwali and by next Diwali the Ram temple is likely to be ready to receive devotees" he said addressing a seminar here organised by the Bihar unit of Virat Hindustan Sangam (VHS) which he has floated The Rajya Sabha MP said for electoral success "it is essential that the ideology of Hindutva is never lost sight of" Swami said VHS would make efforts for the construction of a grand temple dedicated to Lord Ram’s consort Sita at Sitamarhi in north Bihar believed to be her birthplace "It is impossible to think of Maryada Purushottam Sri Rama without his companion Jagat Janani Janaki" Plans were also afoot by VHS to also set up a university there The university will serve as a centre for Indian renaissance where ancient Indian learning will be promoted alongside imparting of contemporary vocational training he said adding the organisation also proposed to undertake similar projects at other places of historical importance in all districts across Bihar The Karnataka government today moved the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case According to a NDTV report the Karnataka government has moved the apex court against the KarnatakaHigh Court’s verdict saying that the judgement was ‘illegal’ and a ‘farce’ The state government in its appeal filed through advocateJoseph Aristotle has sought setting aside of the Karnataka HCorder and also pleaded that the disqualification of the AIADMKchief be restored It has also alleged that it did not get ample opportunityto put forth its case before the high court?a recent study reported that only 14 per cent of Dalits had benefited from a flagship BSP scheme providing Rs 300 to poor families each month, Chhetri,” the release said adding “five iron containers eight inches in length and diameter of three inches” and containing materials like “stone chips,” Police.

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