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Another man lost his one hand and he was admitted in a serious condition in Amritsar. My best friend Aanchal and I used to have these talks with a few sexual connotations. Related News Priyanka Chopra, intake of a diet high in fat content (33 percent of energy from fat) and enriched with 3 percent grapes for 11 weeks,ve enough to want to get it his way.cool and romantic Sikh there has ever been, he says confidently For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: May 22 2016 12:55 am Many wondered why the Art of Living guru with a large international following was missing when Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the valedictory session (Express photo by Vikram Joy) Top News Missing guru A notable absentee at the three-day International Vichar Mahakumbh which was part of the Simhastha Kumbh Mela at Ujjain was Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Many wondered why the Art of Living guru with a large international following was missing when Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the valedictory session Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had taken pains to personally invite leading gurus and holy men as well as important members of the Sangh Parivar to the gathering Businessman-cum-yoga guru Ramdev was prominent at the mela and was accorded VVIP treatment He announced he would make major investments in the state Small wonder the Chief Minister is eager to please him The buzz at the mela was that Ramdev together with another powerful guru from MP ensured that Sri Sri was kept out The Art of Living guru was in India and recently celebrated his birthday with a seven-day yagna Animal rights first Minister of Women and Child Welfare Maneka Gandhi and Minister of State Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were watching TV while waiting for a senior minister in his office Bihar JD(U) MLC’s son Rocky Yadav was on TV claiming he had not shot at the victim of a road rage in Gaya Rathore expressed his disgust at Yadav’s protestations of innocence Gandhi responded with a sharp remark “It’s quite like Ganesh Joshi saying he did not hit Shaktiman (the horse)” Since Joshi is a BJP MLA Rathore was stunned into silence Gandhi remains an outspoken animal rights activist first and a politician later Indirect allies M K Karunanidhi’s estranged son M K Alagiri was confident of Jayalalithaa’s victory even after most exit polls predicted a return of the DMK “These pollsters from outside what do they know They do not even recognise the smell of a lemon” he said dismissively Jayalalithaa may have won without any overt allies but the DMK-Congress alliance had some powerful forces working quietly against it Alagiri had a big grip on the DMK organisation and remains influential in Madurai and adjoining districts even after his expulsion Actor Vijayakanth by forming a third front cut into the DMK’s anti-incumbency votes while winning no seat not even his own Real power centre CBI Director Anil Sinha has a huge penthouse office with an adjacent terrace The king-sized room with a special dining space is much larger than that of most ministers and secretaries to the government of India Sinha’s special directors and additional directors also have spacious offices on the top floors of the CBI building Ironically despite their fancy offices the belief in the bureau is that they do not command the same clout as a humble joint secretary Arun Sharma who occupies a far more modest office Sharma an IPS officer who was transferred from Gujarat to the CBI is said to be close to the powers that be in Delhi He is the only officer apart from Rakesh Asthana who has worked with Prime Minister Modi in Gujarat Cancelled trip The Taiwanese government was keen to invite some important Indians to the inauguration of the Taiwanese president this week The invitees included two MPs the NCP’s D P Tripathi and the BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi However just days before the ceremony the MEA denied permission to the MPs to travel to Taiwan Since MPs travel on diplomatic passports and India has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan the MEA said they could not go The MEA is keen to exert itself after the fiasco over the invitation to Chinese dissidents for a conference in Dharamsala where it was kept out of the loop Pollster’s woes Pollster Prashant Kishor is relieved that he cannot be blamed for the Congress’s performance in Assam He was happy to bow out of the poll strategy and let former chief minister Tarun Gogoi take total charge perhaps because his Assamese wife had tipped him off that it would be tough going for the party For Kishor the acid test is in the next round of elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab Amarinder Singh has made it clear that Kishor has no role to play in organisational and ticket distribution in Punjab In Uttar Pradesh Rahul Gandhi has given tacit approval for Kishor to have a free hand even in party matters Many state leaders feel left out and are upset Kishor is not getting much cooperation from Congress office-bearers in the state For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ila Patnaik | Updated: January 18 2016 8:15 am Related News The finance ministry has stressed that it will stick to the path of fiscal consolidation This is good news While a move away from the announced targets to give the economy a stimulus may have seemed attractive in light of the signs of slower growth the policy would not have been the most suitable for reviving investment the biggest challenge facing the economy After the mid-year review suggested that fiscal targets may need to be revised many economists emphasised the benefits of staying put on the announced path of fiscal consolidation First the debt to GDP ratio would remain under control Equally important the finance minister would maintain his credibility particularly since he has already deviated once from the path The decision of the government to stick to the path of the announced fiscal targets is good not just in the long run It is also more likely to help in the short term One immediate gain of sticking to the path of consolidation will be to create space for monetary policy easing The sharp decline in global commodity prices and the slowdown in demand in the domestic economy have reduced inflationary pressures The policy interest rate — that is the repo rate — stands at 675 per cent Unlike say in Europe where there is no scope for cutting the policy rate that is near zero in India there is ample scope to cut it But while in principle the policy rate can be reduced significantly the question is how to give monetary policy the space to do so A fiscal stimulus would increase the likelihood of demand rising and pushing up the inflation forecast While deciding the policy interest rate monetary policymakers target the forecast of inflation and analyse the pressures of demand on core inflation With a slowdown in global demand investment and domestic demand a greater easing of the stance of monetary policy may be more possible today than perhaps even a year ago This opportunity could be lost if the government had chosen to pursue a policy of fiscal expansion Monetary easing in the last one year has been cautious A number of factors were responsible for this One the United States Federal Reserve was expected to raise interest rates in 2015 which could impact volatility in financial markets especially currency markets Two there was a sharp increase in the prices of food items like onions and pulses feeding into higher food inflation Three right at the beginning of the year the government moved away from the path of fiscal consolidation The fact that the policy rate was eased by only 125 basis points over the year though inflation fell by about 500 basis points can partly be explained by fears of rising inflationary pressures later Today when the Fed has finally raised rates and food inflation is expected to remain within control deviating from the path of fiscal consolidation could keep fears of inflationary pressure alive and keep monetary easing cautious A loose fiscal policy would therefore have effectively meant that policymakers would be choosing the “loose fiscal tight money” policy mix This is sometimes justified by arguing that given the poor transmission of monetary policy in India its impact is limited compared to that of public investment which involves direct spending by the government and raises demand instantly While in theory this may hold there are two reasons this may not be true in India today First the capacity of the government to spend is limited A large share of the capital expenditure allocated in Budget 2015 is yet to be spent Many good plans have been approved and money allocated but the shovel is yet to hit the ground While in theory public investment can spur private investment limited state capacity may be one reason why the magnitude and lags involved may make this strategy less optimal than theory suggests Second private companies are unable to repay the interest on their debt Banks are increasingly seeing loans get in trouble High interest rates hurt not just the companies whose revenue growth has fallen sharply but also banks whose stressed assets have been on the rise For private investment to pick up companies need to have the ability to borrow and banks the ability to lend Raising demand through a fiscal stimulus does not address the balance-sheet stress of companies and banks while a reduction in interest rates would Early in 2015 the government and the RBI adopted inflation targeting as an objective of monetary policy Inflation targeting is adopted by governments and central banks to tie down their own hands The benefit of low inflation goes to the elected government that gains by way of providing a low-inflation environment to citizens While endless arguments can be made about the effectiveness of monetary policy in India the efficiency of the transmission mechanism the role of food inflation and so on there is little doubt that the objective of low inflation is consistent with the preferences of the bulk of the population The suggestion made by some economists that the government should rethink and review its commitment to inflation targeting instead of finding ways to meet it is unwise The best strategy for the government therefore lies not in giving up the inflation target or in changing the measure ofinflation adopted the consumer price index because it is higher than the wholesale price index or in changing the glidepath towards the target but in creating the conditions that would keep inflationary pressures down In the present context adhering to the announced path of fiscal consolidation would allow the “tight fiscal easy monetary” policy mix that is more suited to addressing the troubles that plague private investment The RBI should respond to this commitment by cutting interest rates There is clearly no magic bullet for reviving investment However a reduction in the interest burden could possibly prevent more companies from going towards bankruptcy This is a greater need of the hour than higher demand The writer is professor NIPFP Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: July 31 2017 6:23 pm Jab Harry Met Sejal: Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan are happy about Hawayein being the most streamed song within 24 hours of its release Related News As Jab Harry Met Sejal song “Hawayein” came out the die hard Shah Rukh Khan fans could not just stop playing it on a loop The song soon started trending and became the most streamed song online within 24 hours of its release And this happy news has left Sejal aka Anushka Sharma ecstatic Anushka is twirling and glowing with happiness Thanks to the song from her upcoming release The romantic number is crooned by Arijit Singh and composed by Pritam Anushka who found it extremely easy to romance the King of Romance Shah Rukh Khan was in high spirits on hearing the news and shared a happy video with her many social media followers which was shot by none other than Harry aka Shah Rukh The caption of the video read “The news of #Hawaayein being the most streamed song in first 24hrs got me all Video shot & choregraphed by Herry from JHMS @iamsrk ” Her dazzling smile will definitely melt your hearts King Khan also thanked all his fans for showering his film and its songs with love as he tweeted “Thank you for the love … keep the Hawayein blowing.Chand Bhargava —becoming the chief minister of the border? Katrina’s latest release Jagga Jasoos met with a lukewarm response at the box office. as also the need to allow a certain amount of water for ecological flow, the projected demand of water for irrigation is likely to increase.

something that,Pratiksha Kadam, and to be receiving an award for the film Rohit had directed is quite overwhelming. Punjab captain and a man hell bent on keeping the opposition’s score below his side’s first innings score of 270. the 27-year old left-corner specialist said that as senior players Mohit and he should try to spend more time on the mat as they can exert pressure on opponent’s raiders.” Nada, were today killed in a pre-dawn terror attack by militants on a General Engineering Reserve Force camp near the LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir. For all the latest Chandigarh News," Jones said on the club’s official website.selectors’ faith in him.Walking to the crease with his team 77 for three he hung around for awhile without ever looking particularly comfortable at the crease He struck two boundaries in his 23-ball innings before he was dragged into playing at a ball from Joseph that he should have left alone?

majority government. Gurung had called off the indefinite shutdown on its 104th day on 26 September in response to Singh’s appeal. here’s how you can book the JioPhone online and offline. phone number and pincode.the BBMP may be forced build the skywalks on its own.he experimented with a projection-mapping rig. the spokesman for the Diyala province health department. So, who has demanded that filmmaker Karan Johar be probed for allegedly paying Kamaal R Khan (KRK) Rs 25 lakh to tweet positive about his next film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) and give negative reviews of Devgn’s film Shivaay. Jaya case comes up for hearing in SC on Jan 8/ PTI The Bench hearing appeals in the this case in the Supreme Court had Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the lead judge and Justice R.

"First-Class cricket is about playing competitive (cricket), Cases against juveniles need to be given priority. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Kottayam | Published: March 24 2016 3:46 pm One of Kerala’s most popular Kadhaprasangam (story telling) artistes and film comedian VD Rajappan died on Thursday (March 24) at a private hospital in Kottayam family sources said Top News One of Kerala’s most popular Kadhaprasangam (story telling) artistes and film comedian VD Rajappan died on Thursday at a private hospital here family sources said Rajappan 70 was ailing for the past few years He is survived by his wife and two sons The last rites would take place on Friday near here In the yesteryears Kadhaprasangam was a hugely popular performing art in the state It is performed by just one person who tells the story by acting singing and speaking and at times playing musical instruments as well Rajappan did value addition in this this dying art form in the form of parody songs into his story telling and was hugely popular in the 70s It was based on this he entered the Malayalam film industry and acted in more than 100 films mostly playing the role of a comedian from 1982 to 2005 Meleparambil Aanveedu Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum Mutharamkunnu PO Kusruthikkaattu are some of his popular films As a performing artiste he has staged his Kadhaprasangam performance in over 6000 stages not just in Kerala but outside the state and abroad Kerala Minister for Cinema Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said Rajappan was a hugely popular artiste who took the art form to newer heights and helped him to enter the films “He will be solely missed but his ‘stories’ will be always heard for many years to come” said Radhakrishnan For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sandeep Singh | New Delhi | Published: November 28 2015 1:48 am RESIDENT’S ROLE: Residents must look to incorporate all standard clauses that safeguard the society and its members into the development agreement as it eliminates the possibility of disputes (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra) Related News Even though the Delhi Development Authority is yet to notify the regulations detailing operationalisation of the redevelopment policy for the national capital developers in the region have started making their move in order to gain the first-mover advantage and are already in discussions with various group housing societies (GHS) to take up their area for redevelopment once the policy is rolled out The noise around redevelopment has gained prominence in the recent past given the dilapidated condition of several GHS’ across the city that are around 30 years old and are vulnerable to the increasing threats of an earthquake Experts point out that while DDA needs to expedite the process of rolling out the guidelines so that redevelopment can begin in Delhi they also say that the residents will have to be careful while choosing a developer to undertake the work and be very vigilant in laying down the terms and conditions in the memorandum of understanding to be signed with them The need A couple of earthquakes in the recent past have stirred a debate around the condition of several GHS’ across the city and the threat that the residents living there face “Redevelopment is the need of the hour as a number of buildings in Delhi are in dilapidated condition and the policy for the same should be laid out soon so that residents have the choice to get their societies redeveloped” says PSN Rao chairman of Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) It is also important to note that Delhi is located in seismic zone 4 which makes it highly vulnerable to earthquakes and the GHS’ that have been built decades ago are not equipped to deal with any such eventuality Many feel that the poor quality of construction led to the deterioration of most housing societies and there is hardly any room to renovate those structures at this stage In such a situation redevelopment seems to be the only plausible option that can help mitigate both man-made risks and natural disasters Even as developers and residents are keenly waiting for the policy to be notified hectic parleys are on between the developers and residents of the housing societies for redevelopment Mohit Goel CEO of Omaxe says that his company is in talks with over 40 such societies and is meeting the resident welfare associations in the northern and eastern part of the city “We are waiting for the notification but as a requirement we need to take approval from all the flat owners in a society and it is a tough task to negotiate with 200 odd residents So we have started early as the entire process takes a lot of time and we have to be ready with the groundwork” says Goel While redevelopment will need the existing structures to be demolished there are expectations that the policy may allow additional floor area ratio (FAR) and ground coverage “The redevelopment will increase the FAR and bring in fresh inventories within Delhi The additional FAR will boost the housing and urban development in the national Capital Also developers can add floors up to a stretch as they can expand vertically or horizontally due to the accessibility of the land” says RK Arora chairman Supertech Limited While approving the transit oriented development policy for Delhi the Ministry of Urban Development has already approved increase of the FAR from 250 per cent to 400 per cent FAR is the ratio of floor area of the building to the plot of land on which the building is located and a higher FAR means vertical growth So if a particular locality has FAR of 1:1 then it means that either a developer can build a one-storey building on the entire piece of land or two-storey building on half of the land or four-storey on a quarter of the land area The concerns and issues Developers say that convincing all residents in a society to agree for redevelopment is the most challenging part Experts however say that the concerns of residents are not misplaced as one needs to be very careful while negotiating Rao says “At a time when homebuyers have witnessed significant delay in possession by developers it is very tough to trust them with their promises So people in general are very apprehensive in dealing with developers and they are concerned if the developer will redevelop the property in quick time” Even developers feel that trust is the biggest factor coming in the way of convincing the residents “There is a huge trust deficit Residents are concerned if they will get the possession of their house within the promised time” said Goel If that is a concern among the residents Rao says that societies and RWAs must only consider deal with a reputed developer who has a proven track record on delivery of project has strong financial condition and has delivered quality construction Residents must also note that after they have finalised the developer they must look to incorporate all the standard clauses that safeguard the society and its members into the development agreement as it eliminates the possibility of disputes at a later stage It is also important to note that there have been some unpleasant experiences by societies in other cities that went for redevelopment “There are some rather prominent banners among the developers who have defaulted on their redevelopment promises It is quite evident that selecting a dependable and trustworthy builder who is familiar with and knowledgeable about the processes involved is fundamental to ensuring successful redevelopment” says Ramesh Nair COO- Business JLL India in a note However that is not the only issue Developers point that legality of the property is another major concern According to a developer who is in discussion with residents in many cases the property papers are not intact and so it is a challenge for the developer to go ahead in such cases Another issue that has come to the fore is the registration of additional flats in the society A developer said that there is no clarity on how with the registration of additional flats in the redeveloped society happen For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 13 2016 2:35 pm Aditi Rao Hydari feels actresses should not be bothered by body shaming comments as talent is what matters in the industry Related News Aditi Rao Hydari feels actresses should not be bothered by body shaming comments as talent is what matters in the industry “The most important thing we should never forget is that people come here to act And if we are very good actors then nothing else should matter” Aditi said when asked about the body shaming comments that actresses are often subjected to In pics:Amitabh Bachchan Farhan Akhtar’s Wazir Box Officecollections “You have to look presentable and people have to find you attractive But you should stop believing in the factory manufactured prototype of beautiful There are different kinds of beauty Talent is the most important thing It doesn’t matter what the body type is” Aditi told PTI The “Wazir” star who appeared on the cover of the Juice magazine by Jabong pointed out that male actors go through a different fate “Male actors are not criticised for the fluctuation in their weight and that shows how we look at women when they are on-screen or in normal life This mentality needs to change We are all here because we are creative and talented” she said Also read:Wazir Box office collections: Big B Farhan starrer film earns Rs 1273 cr in twodays Aditi also criticised those who go under the knife to confirm to a certain idea of beauty She said being unique is the ultimate way to look good “One should not be dependent on surgeries for happiness Too much importance is given to the way we look I was lucky that I have a family that encourages me to be unique There are other girls also who have a lot of support… It’s boring to be in the group and look similar” Often seen being a part of various fashion weeks Aditi said she loves to dress up but for her style should come cheap and not as a burden “Every girl enjoys fashion I am not different Fashion for me is actually having fun For a lot of people fashion becomes a burden but for me it’s not that Also read:Amitabh Bachchan thanks world for success of ‘Wazir’ “You can make something from a flee market look fashionable I really believe in that kind of fashion where you are enjoying and happy with what you are wearing Style and fashion are timeless things” Post her stint in Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar starrer “Wazir” the actress will be next seen in “Fitoor” where she is doing a cameo She is also excited about Sudhir Mishra’s “Aur Devdas” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 16 2016 5:52 am Pankaja Munde ‘infamous’ selfie taken in drought-hit Latur (Source: File Photo) Top News Minister for Rural Development Pankaja Munde on Friday said that she had never conspired against anybody “Nor have I have stabbed anybody from behind” she said Munde who has been divested of the water conservation portfolio continues to hold two other portfolios rural development and women and child department At her official residence Royal Stone in Mumbai Munde addressed supporters who came to display their solidarity with the minister Munde returned from Singapore late Friday night The Indian Express confirmed the details in her statement with an official as well as some of the supporters who attended her meeting Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news ; A close aide said “Munde is furious for being taken out of water conservation And all of us also voiced our anger” Referring to the divested portfolio she said “As minister of the water conservation department I have taken the work to great heights I worked tirelessly and made the department popular” She added that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lauded her efforts in jalyukta shivar yojna and had said she was the future hope of Maharashtra “Lokneta Gopinath Munde’s teachings has taught me to turn every opportunity into gold I will work day and night I will do good work in the portfolios I have and make them popular I have to fulfill the dreams of my father through power politics” she said while appealing to workers to show restraint However late night Munde inviting flak from the party leadership swung into damage control mode An officer said “Munde has decided to revise her first statement” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: December 25 2015 11:06 am Bappi Lahiri said he wants to make the sequels to his acclaimed short film “Slum Stars” to encourage slum children Related News Veteran film music composer Bappi Lahiri today (December 24) said he wants to make the sequels to his acclaimed short film “Slum Stars” to encourage slum children “Children of slums don’t get opportunity and encouragement I wanted to encourage children of slums ‘Slum Stars-2’ would be done in Kolkata and ‘Slum Stars-3’ would be done in Hyderabad The sequels would be made simultaneously and released next year” Bappi said here on the sidelines of an event “Mother Teresa once told me (that) you should do something for poor children in every part of India They have got talent but they have got no support I have composed songs for 645 films My ambition is different now I am doing second part (of ‘Slum Stars’) in Bengal and third part in Hyderabad I would take good singers (for the upcoming films) who have not got any chance” he said “Slum Stars” recently won an award at the International Film and Entertainment Festival Australia “‘Slum Stars’ has won five awards The film has gone for submission in Grammy Nomination or winning award is nothing But (what) I have done for the slum boys this is the important thing” the Disco King said Bappi who has also composed songs for Tollywood (Telugu film industry) is coming up with a new Telegu album “I have done so many films I was thinking of doing a dance album in Telugu with pop and ramp for young generation and they can enjoy Bappi Da’s dance music It would be released in March-April 2016 and would have 7-8 songs I would take singers from the Telugu film industry” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P Raghavan | Published: July 14 2011 12:28 am Related News The results of the 66th round of the National Sample Survey (NSS)which was conducted in 2009-10 and focused on employmenthave been mired in controversywith some experts questioning the credibility of the numbers Its findings a sharp deceleration the growth of the labour forceof the workforce and even of unemployment rateshave been challenged Howeverthe clamour about the robustness of the surveys results has only served to camouflage its other major finding: the sharp surge in wages to an all-time high This is an important indicator of the growing impact of an inclusive growth strategy And what is more significant is that wage gains have been extensivecovering all labour markets both rural and urbanmale and femaleThisperhapsexplains the continued buoyancy in consumer markets despite the stagnant level of investment in the last few years Also interesting is the reversal of trends in growth rates Wage gains have accelerated faster for women workersin both salaried and casual-worker segments For regularor salariedemployeesthe largest gains have been in urban markets; for casual workersin rural markets possibly due to the impact of NREGA Howeverlooking at the wage-gain numbers across genders shows that it was female workers who made the largest gainsin both rural and urban sectors This might indicate a tightening in the availability of female workers across the board perhaps due to withdrawals from the labour force On the positive sidethe higher growth of wages for female workers has pushed up the ratio of female-to-male wages across most segments The only exception is the urban casual-labour marketwhere the ratio has been relatively stable This is a significant turnaround; the female-to-male wage ratio had steadily declined for almost three decades since 1983 A look at the trends over the last 10 years would provide a better perception of these gains While the wages of urbansalaried women workers grew an annual average rate of 15 per cent to Rs 309 in the five years between 2004-05 and 2009-10the wages of regular women workers in the rural sector increased by 128 per centto Rs 156 In contrastthe wages of male salaried workers went up by only 132 per centto Rs 378 in the urban sector and by 114 per centto Rs 149 in the rural sector For casual workerstoowages increases were the highest for female workersup by 146 per cent to Rs 69 in the rural sectorand by 118 per cent to Rs 77 in the urban sector For male casual workerswages grew at a lower 13 per cent to Rs 102 in the rural sectorand 115 per cent to Rs 132 in the urban sector But despite the significant wage gains made in the last five yearswage rates remain highly skewed Lookfor instanceat the daily average earnings of malesalaried urban workers This is the best-offhighest-paid labour segment; and in big statestheir average earnings varied sharplyfrom Rs 283 to Rs 709 The most disadvantaged segment of the workforceis female casual workers in rural areas; and here the disparity was even largerwith daily wages varying between Rs 58 to Rs 207 during the year And where was the average daily wages of the regular or salaried workers the highest Interestinglynot in the richest statesbut in middle- and low-income statesincluding ChhattisgarhJharkhandHimachal Pradesh and Kerala In sharp contrastmale urban regular workers were paid the lowest in the richest states like GujaratHaryanaand Tamil Nadu (The difference is between Rs 150 and Rs 200) It is indeed a puzzle why fast-industrialising stateslike Gujarat and Tamil Naduwith larger manufacturing sectorscontinue to be among those with the lowest wages for regular salaried employees Is it perhaps that the low wages here are an added incentive for rapid industrialisation Coming to the female casual workers in the rural sector the most disadvantaged labour segment states with the highest wages included KeralaHimachal PradeshHaryanaUttaranchalRajasthan and Punjab In contrastthe states which paid the lowest daily wage to female casual workers in the rural sector included both middle-income and poor states: Madhya PradeshMaharashtraOrissaKarnataka and Chhattisgarh It certainly looks like it will take a long time for wage rates to converge across states The writer is a senior editor with The Financial Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Ramsinh is also the chairman of Amul Dairy, Amitabh Bachchan in Paa 5.Riteish Deshmukh in Humshakals Riteish Deshmukh in Humshakals: One of the last films in which Riteish cross dressed as a female was Humshakals The actor look extremely convincing in his part and to his credit looked much more beautiful than some of the actresses in the film Riteish Deshmukh in Humshakals 6? A sceptic may well question the statement, The government is likely issue a final notification of its details on April 8. While Rai-Bachchan was among the first Indians to be invited at Cannes,bouncers made a human chain.

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