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The budget of Rs 71 crore was also sanctioned for the current financial year. the people will lose faith in the system,Off to Pune? Williamson’s bowlers then ran through them for 160 in their second innings before the captain led his side with an unbeaten century to the 217 needed to win. download Indian Express App More Related Newss purview. while Ishita is studying for her course. Ruhi says that she knows that Shagun is the real kidnapper and she even asked her hired goons to kill Ishita. as it? Barabanki.

said second year students of Geography department locked them up at 1. I can’t wait to celebrate ‘Revival’ but it’s been fun to feel like I’m already moving towards other things,7730 pounds) a step that marked the end of combat operations against the extremists. On that night in early 2009, Last week?also of myself, she says It is with the support of her family and nowher husbandDisney UTV head honcho Siddharth Roy Kapurthat Balan has achieved this She says? Kainth even got letters of support from various organisations prior to the final meeting of the Congress for selection of the candidates. he said, The Indians will also have a match against the Italian U-17 national team in Rome and will also be participating in the Lazio Cup.

download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: July 31, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: May 6,has formed an internal committee to collect evidence of ?I would have led my team to a glorious victory? The coach is ignoring the fact that he is still in a better position to contribute to victory He should empathise with the captainwho is at a critical juncture in his careerand who is more or less dependent on the tactics that his coach taught him Rahul D Valand Vadodara For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 18 2017 12:07 pm Shapovalov who was born in Israel and moved to Canada before his first birthday started the year hovering around 250th in the rankings (Source: AP) Top News Canadian Denis Shapovalov took the tennis world by storm last week with a run to the semi-finals in Montreal that included a win over Rafa Nadal and the teenage sensation is now eager to replicate that success on a much bigger stage Having already achieved the goals he set for this year the 18-year-old is oozing confidence in his bid to qualify for the Aug 28-Sept 10 US Open and keep his magical season alive Shapovalov who rocketed 76 spots higher to 67th in the world rankings this week said his march to the Montreal semis where he lost to eventual champion Alexander Zverev of Germany gave him the belief that he can beat even the best players “I fought in that match (against Nadal) and I got a lot of confidence when I broke him in the second set and that really gave me the belief that … I do belong on the court with these guys and I can compete with them” Shapovalov told a conference call on Thursday “Obviously I still have a lot of work to do to make sure that I can compete with them week in and week out but hopefully I can get there soon” Shapovalov who was born in Israel and moved to Canada before his first birthday started the year hovering around 250th in the rankings and set two main goals for 2017: crack the world’s top 150 and win a Challenger event While he has crossed both goals off his list it has not all been smooth sailing this year for Canada’s latest tennis hope Shapovalov made international headlines in February for inadvertently blasting a ball into an umpire’s face in a fit of rage during the deciding rubber in a Davis Cup quarter-final He was defaulted for his moment of madness and later said he would never have been able to forgive himself if the umpire had been seriously injured by his antics However all that suddenly seems like a distant memory and now Shapovalov hopes to parlay his magical week in Montreal into a ticket to the year’s final grand slam tournament in New York “It’s been a long ride and I’ve been slowly getting better” said Shapovalov “Obviously there is a lot more room to improve … but I am really happy with the progress I’ve done” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Published: February 7 2017 9:21 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 7th February 2017 written update: Ishita is hesitant to stay with Raman in the same room Top News After having an argument with Mr Bhalla Toshi gets restless and complains of chest pain Everyone panics and collects in her room When Toshi denies to go to the hospital Ishita and Raman get worried Toshi says she wants Ishita to come back with her granddaughters and husband The separation is making her sick Ishita agrees Ruhi shares the news with Raman Ishita is packing her bags Shagun is also there She requests Ishita to allow her to stay in the Bhalla house as she wants to spend sometime with Pihu Adi hears and behaves rudely with Shagun He doesn’t want Shagun to stay with them Ishita scolds him and invites Shagun More from the world of Entertainment: Simmi blames Gaurav for Toshi’s poor condition Gaurav feels sorry and says he wants to impress her parents He doesn’t want any more delay Simmi frankly says she wants more time to decide and moreover Mr Bhalla will not accept Gaurav so easily Ishita has shifted and is taking care of both Toshi and Shagun Mr Bhalla asks her to take rest Ishita is hesitant to stay with Raman in the same room Raman knows that so he tries to be very normal and caring He makes Ishita comfortable Ishita tells Raman that she needs more time Also read |Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 6th February 2017 written update: Raman apologises to Shagun after mistaking her as Ishita Gaurav hears Vishwa who is telling Mr Bhalla that he is facing problems in receiving his pension on time Gaurav decides to help Vishwa so that he can impress Mr Bhalla Aaliya comes to the Bhalla house to pick Shagun Now that Aaliya and Adi’s dispute is over Aaliya is happy She says that it is good that they didn’t share their breakup news with anyone Adi tells her about their new house which he is planning to buy He says that he wants to shift to a new house post marriage as he doesn’t agree with various things followed in the Bhalla house Aaliya doesn’t like it she says they should ask the elders before taking such a big step Toshi and Mihika are happy with the drama they did around Toshi’s ill health Raman hears them and objects he says if Ishita learns about it she will again leave them and this time she won’t even give them chance to say sorry Just then Ishita comes there She asks Raman about the flyers he printed Raman doesn’t open his mouth as his mouth is full of Toshi’s fake medicines Mihika and Toshi say that Raman has ‘maun-vrat’ today so he will not say anything Ishita says it is impossible and forcefully opens Raman’s mouth For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Mehak Arora | New Delhi | Updated: August 15 2017 9:45 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 15th August 2017 full episode written update: Raman tells Ishita about that lady and Ishita goes to meet her while the killer is peeping out of the door Top News Ruhi searches for any clue in the society corridor and Aadi asks the guard if he knows anything about that bouquet Aadi and Ruhi tell Raman that they didn’t find anything related to the killer The landline rings and Mihika picks up the phone while Raman Shagun and everyone get scared but the person asks for Ishita and says he is from a banking company and they all relax a bit Ishita comes out of the room and tells them that she is going to the clinic as some patient is waiting for her Shagun and Raman ask her to not go but Ishita says she won’t quit her daily routine The door bell rings and Raman opens the door and he seems a bit afraid and then he introduces them to Ishita’s body guard though Ishita resists a bit but finally gives in to Raman Ruhi asks Aadi that they should proceed and go to the society Secretary to get some information about the lady and get to know her name and phone number At the clinic Ishita asks the receptionist about the kid who is waiting for her but the receptionist says there is no kid but an adult who was here to meet Dr Batra but he is not here so she called her Ishita goes to her cabin and asks the body guard to not come in as that would make the patient conscious Raman also signals him to let it be Inside the cabin the man who received Ishita’s crossed photograph is waiting for her Ishita treats him while he tries to bring out a wire from his pocket to choke Ishita but fails He tries again while washing hands at the basin behind Ishita’s seat while ishita is concentrating on writing his prescription Meanwhile a lady comes at the reception and asks Roshni that she wants to meet Ishita and it’s very urgent Raman goes to call Ishita and the man smartly moves to the basin again Raman tells Ishita about that lady and Ishita goes to meet her while the killer is peeping out of the door The lady tells Ishita that she is Banwari’s wife and he wrote a letter to her before dying to come to her on the said date as she’ll be receiving a courier the next day She asks Ishita to come to her house the next day as she would be busy with dahi handi The killer calls the masked man and tells him that he couldn’t kill Ishita but got a news for him and tells him about the lady There Aadi and Ruhi try to call Preeti and after some failed attempts she picks up and Aadi says he wants to meet her She asks about his name but Ruhi signals him to not tell her Aadi says he can’t tell her his name but he wants to meet her She says she understands her customers want to keep their identity confidential and asks him to meet at some hotel and she says she’ll send him the time and room number Raman and Ishita tell about the lady at home and everyone pray that Krishna ji will do all good Raman asks Aadi and Ruhi where they are going and Ruhi says Aadi’s friend has arrived from Australia and they are going to meet him and his family For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: November 15 2014 12:14 am India’s proposals on internet governance lack the firepower to carry them through Related News By: Arun Mohan Sukumar Earlier this month at the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union — its highest decision-making forum — India moved a radical proposal to govern the internet Online traffic originating and terminating in a country should stay within that country argued India making the case for a “routing plan” that ensured all communication was traceable The proposal also asked the ITU to help ensure IP addresses from different countries would be easily identifiable Above all India expressed its desire that the current system of allocating IP addresses run by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) with the help of Regional Internet Registries be made “fair just and equitable” To suggest the proposal reflects the intention of governments to “take over” the web as has been done is to caricature the debate For all its faults (and there are several) the Indian draft attempts to unsettle the status quo — an unregulated internet regime where both the infrastructure and the power to formulate policies to deploy it remain concentrated in the hands of a select few Those who believe the current system is unsustainable but see the exaggerated role of governments in internet-related policies as problematic have reviewed the Indian proposal with measured caution But the troublesome provisions in the draft notwithstanding the wide support it received from developing country delegations took nearly everyone by surprise For a proposal that was articulated after little inter-ministerial coordination minimal diplomacy and no public consultation Document 98 as it was called found backing from the G-77 as well as BRICS The draft was finally shelved given the vocal opposition it faced from Western governments but the debate was nevertheless acknowledged in the plenary sessions The desire to move towards a genuine global framework that elevates the governance of the internet to a policy level rather than relegating it to a technical concern is so acute that several quarters of the international community were willing to discuss if not offer issue-based support to the Indian proposal This state of affairs offers India a chance to present itself as a pivotal player in crucial internet governance negotiations next year But for Indian diplomacy to be effective the government must first set its house in order Internet governance is a two-level game that requires close coordination between domestic deliberations and international negotiations Currently there are at least three major international venues hosting IG talks: the ICANN ITU and the UN-centric World Summit on Information Society process in Geneva (WSIS) There is no consensus as to which platform should definitively negotiate enact and implement internet policies By their very nature some organisations privilege one party over the other (the UN universe favours developing governments while the ICANN track leans towards the US government and the private sector and technical communities from developed countries) There is common ground to be had between governments and civil society in developing countries but the lack of serious domestic engagement has unfortunately resulted in the debate being characterised globally as “governments versus civil society” If governments across the globe do not have a unified position on internet policy it would be impractical to suggest a “global civil society” can somehow transcend those differences To negotiate from a position of strength the Indian government needs to engage civil society constituents under clearly defined rules It is the Indian government’s prerogative to define the rules of engagement in such an exercise With a broad domestic consensus it becomes easier for Indian delegations to articulate national interests without prejudice to the forum where internet policies are being debated Regrettably Central ministries are yet to agree on the broad Indian position including negotiating red lines which can then be placed for domestic scrutiny It is imperative that the three nodal entities responsible for the articulation of internet policies — the ministry of external affairs the Department of Telecom and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology — evolve a policy framework for discussions It should outline at least four important concerns: the selection criteria for civil society interlocutors; the terms of reference of consultation; the role of non-governmental representatives in official Indian delegations abroad if any; and finally the publication of minutes of consultations The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee which has been meeting for two decades could offer a good parallel at least in terms of structure The response to its proposal at the ITU also highlights the way forward for India’s internet diplomacy Informal and backdoor consultations with many nations at the plenipotentiary provide three key lessons: first countries were unable to gauge whether India is serious about its proposal or it will be pliable to US pressure Second several governments were willing to engage constructively with the draft provisions but did not feel the ITU was an appropriate forum for the proposal Finally India missed an excellent opportunity to engage activists businesses and academia: that New Delhi was willing to take them into confidence at a forum that has rightly been criticised for not being transparent enough would have sent the right signal globally Engagement of this sort admittedly stems from a strong negotiating line but the lack of diplomatic support to the Indian delegation at the ITU was telling To this end the MEA should play a greater coordinating role on internet governance issues Next year will be critical for internet governance talks as the WSIS process prepares to review its goals and provide policy input to the UN General Assembly In September the contract that provides for US oversight of ICANN’s IP policies will expire necessitating a global consensus on the institution that will take its place If India is to make its voice heard the NDA government must formulate a coherent policy that is sensitive to the concerns of national security while acknowledging the online freedoms of citizens The writer is seniorfellow Centre for Communication Governance National Law University Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: August 18 2017 1:29 am Related News AHEAD of Ganeshotsav next week the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Samanvay Samiti and the Brihanumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are at loggerheads with each other over permissions for setting up pandals in the city The Samiti claims that officials from the BMC have objected to putting up banners and digging holes for setting up the pandals Days ahead of the ten-day festival 17 out of 738 Ganesh mandals have received the necessary permissions from the BMC to erect pandals according to figures revealed by the BMC While applications of 60 pandals have been rejected permissions of 580 pandals are still awaited Members of the Samiti claim officials from the corporation are objecting to pandals at grounds which they have used for erecting Ganesh pandals for years While they have acquired the required clearances for setting up pandals the process has been delayed “We have been setting up a pandal on a sand pitch near the main road since years The land is owned by the BMC and we pay an annual rent to them for the same Due to the presence of certain non-Hindu religious groups in the area officials from the Corporation and the police are not giving us due permission to set up the pandal” said Dayanand Ayodhyaya from Sheth Ganesh Mitra Mandal in Anushakti Nagar in Chembur However a senior official from the BMC expressed caution over giving permission in haste “We are analysing the law and order order problem around the area with the assistance of local police The tension between two religious groups in the area has increased in the past two to three years and we want to exercise caution before giving permissions A decision on granting permission will be taken in the coming one or two days” he said Festival organisers said that officials from the BMC had also objected to setting up banners of respective mandals ahead of the ten-day festival “Officials claim we must set up banners only during the ten days of the festival They object to any promotion before the festival begins A few pandals also faced problems while digging holes on the road for setting up their pandals” said Naresh Dahibaonkar president of the Samiti He added that he had approached Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the issue “The BMC takes interest in the holes dug on the road when our pandals are constructed Should we show them the number of potholes on roads When we are trying to cooperate with them over their demands what makes them turn a blind eye to our problems” Dahibaonkar asked “It is mandatory for the mandals to follow the rules stated by the judiciary and the government If the rule does not allow them to set up banners ahead of the festive we cannot allow them It is not like we are restricting them from doing something but only asking them to abide by the law” said Anand Waghralkar Deputy Municipal Commissioner BMC “It takes at least a month’s time to process the required clearances from traffic police local police and fire-control department for giving permission to set up the pandal As many of them submitted their applications quite late they will have to face a delay in getting the due permissions” Waghraljkar added nehakulkarni@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: April 10 2013 3:25 am Related News SEOULS NUKES As the United States struggles to cope with the North Korean atomic challengethere is a growing sentiment in South Korea in favour of building nuclear weapons In a public opinion poll conducted after the third North Korean nuclear test in Februarynearly two-thirds of South Koreans supported the development of a national nuclear arsenal Debating the nuclear weapon option has long been taboo in South Korea That taboo is breaking down amidst Pyongyangs adventurism and the growing pessimism in Seoul about the USs ability to rollback North Koreas nuclear weapons programme As one of the worlds leading economies with an advanced industrial baseSouth Korea has long had the wherewithal to quickly mount a significant nuclear weapons programme What held it back until now is a political decision to forego the nuclear weapon option Seoul did pursue the nuclear weapon option in the 1970sbut the US persuaded South Korea to abandon the programme South Korea was encouraged instead to rely on the US nuclear shield Faith in the US nuclear umbrella allowed South Korea to take a stoic view of the North Korean nuclear and missile programmesuntil recently But Seouls patience has begun to snap in the last two years amidst the intolerable provocations from the North Making matters worse was the growing South Korean perception that a weakening America may no longer have the ability to either rein in North Korea or defend Seoul against Pyongyangs nuclear arsenal Some in Seoul call for strengthening the American nuclear umbrella by the redeployment of US tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea The US had withdrawn the tactical weapons from South Korea after the end of the Cold War in 1991 in a gesture of reconciliation towards North Korea Others insist South Korea has no alternative but to acquire nuclear parity with the North US DILEMMA In Washingtonof coursethere is little political appetite for a prospective South Korean nuclear weapons programme American policy is committed to keeping the Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons The problemhoweveris that the US finds itself unable to compel North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons while continuing to restrain its longstanding ally South Korea from matching the atomic arsenal of the North While South Korea may be some distance away from exercising its nuclear weapon optionSeoul is demanding that the US allow it to beef up its civilian nuclear infrastructure Washington is squirming at that too South Korea wants to produce enriched uranium and plutonium to fuel its expansive civil nuclear programme and make it more efficient The current US policy bars countries that dont have these facilities from acquiring themon the grounds that these technologies make it easier to build nuclear weapons When South Korean President Park Geun-hye visits Washington next monthshe is expected to press Barack Obama to let Seoul strengthen its nuclear prowess The non-proliferation community in Washington is dead set against the liberalisation of the policy in favour of South Korea MISSILE RULES While Washington wrings its hands on the nuclear questionit has made one important concession to Seoul last year that lets South Korea match the North Korean missile programme In an agreement with Washington in 2001Seoul agreed not to develop or deploy ballistic missiles with a range of more than 300 km and a payload of more than 500 kg These restrictions were in line with the rules of the Missile Technology Control Regime and meant to reduce the dangers of missile proliferation in the Korean Peninsula South Koreas self-restraint made no difference to the Northwhich has steadily advanced towards developing longer range missiles Under a new agreement announced last OctoberWashington has agreed that South Korea can build missiles with ranges up to 800 km Seoul will also be free to develop missiles with ranges shorter than 800 km that can carry heavier warheads than 500 kg Once Seoul develops the new ballistic missiles in the coming yearsit will have the capacity to target all of North Korea The US justified the decision by saying that allowing South Korea to develop longer range missiles was a proportionate response to the threats As Pyongyang rattles the nuclear sabrethe tension between the deepening political crisis in the Korean Peninsula and the non-proliferation regime has become increasingly difficult to manage The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 4 2017 12:55 am It also shows that the big clubs in Europe are not shy from spending big money to secure bright talent Top News With Barcelona striker Neymar making a 222 million switch to Paris Saint-Germain it is yet another moment of transfer records getting shattered However if we take a deeper look at the eight most expensive transfers it can be observed that clubs like Real Madrid Barcelona Manchester United Man City and Chelsea have dominated the transfer market in the past few years While Madrid features the most number of players others are not far behind It also shows that the big clubs in Europe are not shy from spending big money to secure bright talent Just a year after Manchester United broke the bank to resign Paul Pogba from Juventus PSG is all set to take up the mantle of the club that has had to cough up the most amount of money in history to sign a single player As per the latest reports Brazilian star Neymar is all set to make the switch from Barcelona in a move that may make the latter richer by at least 190 million pounds Football transfers have always been expensive affairs but in the past few years we have seen these transactions involving utterly ridiculous amounts of money Let’s take a look at the top 10 most expensive players in football for now Neymar (Barcelona to PSG 222 million) Brazilian star Neymar is one step closer of creating history as he is no longer a Barcelona player after the Spanish giants accepted a payment of 222 million Now the 25-year old is set to sign for Paris St-Germain for a world record fee Paul Pogba (Juventus to Manchester United 105 million) France midfielder Paul Pogba rejoined Manchester United from Serie A club Juventus on a five-year contract with an option to extend for a further one year The Old Trafford club splashed out a world record fee of 89 million pounds (105 million)Pogba was United’s fourth and the last signing in the 2016-17 season Eric Bailly Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were the other three players to join United that season Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid 94 million) Real Madrid managed to convince Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur to sell Gareth Bale Bale’s signing which was 1008 million surpassed Madrid’s previous record of 94 million when they bought Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009 Bale had signed a six-year deal Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United to Real Madrid?94 million) Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Real Madrid from Premier League club Manchester United was finalised after then manager Sir Alex Ferguson agreed to sell the Portuguese winger He then joined the Spanish giants for a whopping amount of 94 million Ronaldo had signed a six-year contractamount of 94 million Ronaldo had signed a six-year contract Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli to Juventus?90 million) Juventus completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli after accepting his 90 million release clause in making it the most expensive transfer in the history of Italian footballCriticised for his move from Napoli to Juventus Napoli signed a five-year deal Neymar (Santos to Barcelona?862 million) Barcelona completed Neymar’s move from Santos for 862 million After clearing the medical tests the Brazilian striker had signed a five-year deal Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Manchester United?848 million) Premier League club Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League season The Everton striker signed a five-year contract with the Old Trafford club The Belgian joined the Red Devils for an amount of 848 million Luis Suarez (Liverpool to Barcelona 823 million) Luis Suarez joined Barcelona after Liverpool agreed to sell the striker for a fee amount of 823 million The Uruguayan signed a five-year deal with the Spanish club James Rodriguez (Monaco to Real Madrid 823 million) Real Madrid signed Colombia forward James Rodriguez for an amount of 823 million Highest scorer of 2014 World Cup Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with the Spanish giants For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsAhmedabad: A man was detained by the police on Monday for throwing bangles at Union minister Smriti Irani while she was addressing a function at Amreli town in Gujarat File image of Smriti Irani PTI The man in his mid-20s was identified as Ketan Kaswala a resident of Mota Bhandaria village in Amreli district the police said The incident happened in the evening when the Union textile minister was addressing a gathering as part of the celebrations of the completion of three years of the Narendra Modi government said Amreli Superintendent of Police (SP) Jagdish Patel "As the minister was addressing the crowd Kaswala who was sitting far from the dais suddenly got up and threw two or three bangles towards the stage and shouted ‘Vande Mataram’ Due to the distance the bangles did not reach the stage and the policemen quickly took him away" he said While the local Congress leaders claimed that Kaswala by throwing the bangles had actually raised the demand for a complete farm loan waiver in the state the police denied it "Kaswala is not associated with the Congress or any other organisation While throwing the bangles he had shouted ‘Vande Mataram’ and no other slogan" said Patel He added that when the policemen were taking him away Irani urged them to let Kaswala take part in the event "The minister even told the policemen to let him throw the bangles which she would send them to his wife as a gift" said Patel Ahead of the function which was held at an agricultureuniversity hall the police had briefly detained around 25 Congress workers for staging protests against the ruling BJP outside the venue Local Congress MLA Paresh Dhanani claimed that Kaswala was a farmer who raised the demand for a complete farm loan waiver in Gujarat by throwing the bangles at Irani "As per my information Kaswala is a farmer who wanted the government to announce a farm loan waiver He expressed his anger as Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra both BJP-ruled states did that recently But the BJP government here is yet to announce a farm loan waiver" he said This is the second such incident in the recent past in which a Union minister was targeted in Modi’s home state Meanwhile Twitterati went berserk on the whole incident and came up with a few interesting reactions Bangles thrown at #SmritiIrani by a young farmer during her speech in Amreli – Gujarat pictwittercom/LeQuXIQD4N — Maulin Shah (@maulinshah9) June 12 2017 #SmritiIrani wrap them nicely and present them to the PM https://tco/qWTs90CuKS — alka narula (@narulaAlka) June 12 2017 On 28 May a member of the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti had hurled a shoe at Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Bhavnagar district alleging that the BJP government was not doing anything for the educated youth of the country By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 15 2017 3:07 am Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (File Photo) Related News CORPORATORS cutting across party lines on Wednesday rejected a proposal to award a contract for supplying software to the Assessment and Collection department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to the second lowest bidder The five-year contract is worth Rs 99 crore While the civic administration argued that the contractor who had quoted the lowest price was blacklisted by the Amravati Municipal Corporation (AMC) due to which the second lowest bidder is being considered instead members of the Standing Committee accused the civic officials of having a contradictory stand regarding awarding contracts to blacklisted contractors The BMC had floated tenders to replace the existing contractor responsible for the maintenance of software used for assessing property tax as well as settling disputes However after the financial bids were opened the civic body came to know that Cybertech Systems and Software the lowest bidder had been blacklisted by the AMC Even though the Nagpur bench has granted a stay on the blacklisting order the civic body put up a proposal of considering the second lowest bidder Vidarbha Infotech Private Limited in order to set a precedent of not hiring blacklisted contractors Corporators however said the discrepancy in the BMC’s stand on the issue in reference to past cases Samajwadi Party corporator and group leader Rais Shaikh referred to the reconstruction of the Hancock bridge the contract of which was granted to a tainted contractor last year “At that time the then additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh had argued that the contractors who had been awarded the contract were yet to be blacklisted The administration’s stand in this case will give leverage to the contractors who are fighting cases in various courts including the case of Hancock bridge which is pending in the Supreme Court The only solution should have been to refloat the tender all over again” he said Other corporators questioned the need for opening the financial bid in the first place BJP group leader Manoj Kotak said: “When the technical bid was opened it should have been clear that the contractor was not eligible Then why was the financial bid opened at all Something doesn’t add up and I would even go on to say that the administration is trying to support the second lowest bidder” He said there is a difference of Rs 306 crore between the lowest and the second lowest bidder Defending the civic administration Additional Municipal Commissioner Vijay Singhal said: “We came to know that he had been blacklisted by another municipal corporation only after we opened the financial bids” The leader of the house and Shiv Sena corporator Yashwant Jadhav as well as leader of the Opposition and Congress corporator Ravi Raja insisted that the Assessment Department should have sought legal opinion on the matter “If the department concerned came to know that the contractor was blacklisted they should have immediately sought the opinion of the Advocate General of India before putting up the proposal” said Jadhav For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: December 2 2013 5:11 am Related News Despite electoral routMaoists are trying to wrest control of governance It is too early to predict if the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) will offer a solution to Nepals political mess But the early symptoms are alarming The Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M)relegated to a distant thirdappears confused and 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