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And there is scope to expand the place of natural gas and renewables in the mix.total expenditure pegged at Rs 17L cr?IEFebruary 28) He sought to explain slowing growth rates by citing sluggish global growth Food inflation remains a cause for worry The fiscal deficit for 2014 has been set at 48 per centsending off alarm bells The budget offers little reprieve for the middle and higher income groupswhile the poor are not likely to benefit much either The Union budget has failed to provide a blueprint for fiscal consolidationor to provide tangible solutions to the problems of slowing growthdwindling investment and the weakening of the rupee Such problems require bold measures that will stem price risebuild investor confidence and enhance the purchasing power of the people CK Subramaniam Mumbai THE salaried class expected more from the FM in this budget Considering the cost of livingthey expected that the income tax limit ceiling would be increasedbut it remains the same as last year There is little mention of measures to curb inflation or to open up new avenues of employment for the youth The principle of inclusive growth does not mean much in the absence of employment generation For the poorthere is no relief from inflation The surcharge on the very rich was long overdue In allit was a typical election-eve budget S Ramachandran Chennai Working it out THIS refers to the editorial Job well begun (IEFebruary 28) After the Delhi gangrape and the protests it generatedthe government has moved remarkably fast to amend lawseven promulgating an ordinance to ensure greater justice for women subjected to sexual crimes The law to protect women against sexual harassment in the workplace is a landmark oneespecially because it includes the unorganised sector Ever since the 1997 Visakha judgment highlighted the problem of harassment in the workplacea law like this was called for Parliament has finally responded While there must be vigilance to prevent penalisation on false complaintsit should not deter genuine complainants Suren Abreu Mumbai A spin on it THIS refers to The Chepauk spin by Mini Kapoor( IEFebruary 28) Indian cricket has always thrived on spin bowling Traditionallypitches in India have been prepared to suit the teams strengthspin bowling India has also been served well by the inability of the opposition to judge slow spin Times have changedand pace bowlers have managed to steal some of the limelight from the spinners But the likes of Harbhajan Singh and R Ashwin still manage to delight cricket connoisseurs On Indian groundsour spinners are bound to continue the tradition of being match winners Ganapathi Bhat Akola For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: March 4 2016 11:02 pm Sheldon Pollock Related News As the manufactured uproar over seditious anti-nationals on campus threatens to die out for lack of evidence the baton has been passed to the non-issue of academics who have the temerity to be Indologists despite being born elsewhere Rohan Murty stands like a rock behind Sheldon Pollock in the face of an online petition for his removal from the helm of the Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI) Signed by 132 Indian teachers and thinkers it does his reputation no damage On the contrary it signals the dangerous willingness of Indian academics to surrender their freedoms to political interests Pollock is perhaps the world’s most active publisher of classics from the antiquity of South Asia He is the thread of continuity with the pioneering Clay Sanskrit Library of the NYU Press which he had also headed taking over the reins from the redoubtable Richard Gombrich Both libraries carry forward the tradition of the original exemplar Harvard University Press’s Loeb Classical Library which set the template for high-quality parallel texts of the world’s classics Pollock’s intellectual bloodline is extraordinary but his detractors find him inappropriate for other reasons — a lack of sympathy with Asian values which are irrelevant in our times and a distressing willingness to stick up for the freedoms of Indian academia including JNU The petition moved by Ganesh Ramakrishnan of IIT Bombay insists that the MCLI should be guided by scholars “steeped in the intellectual traditions of India” and “imbued with a sense of respect and empathy for the greatness of Indian civilisation” The criticism seems political rather than academic or intellectual and the petitioners go on to demand that the MCLI should follow the philosophy of Make in India and work towards autochthonous authenticity and develop a “Swadeshi Indology” Such a thing does not exist because Indian academics like the worthies who have signed the petition have no stomach for dead languages preferring more lucrative careers in streams with better funding and prospects such as engineering and technology It is presumptuous of them to now try to prescribe methodologies and human resource guidelines for the MCLI which has ably taken forward the work of making available classical texts that are disappearing from public memory to be replaced by myths about them As Murty has pointed out the timing of the petition gives the game away Pollock has been at the helm for six years but his credentials are being questioned only now after JNU For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: August 23 2017 7:52 am The visiting team at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital (Express Photo/Javed Raja) Related News A three-member team of senior doctors from Delhi arrived in Ahmedabad on Tuesday to take stock of the swine flu outbreak in the state During the three-day tour the doctors— Prof Lalit Dar head of microbiology at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Dr Deepak Bhattacharya senior CMO of respiratory medicine at Safdarjung Hospital and Dr Saket Kulkarni deputy director epidemiology at National Center for Disease Control (NCDC)— will also visit Rajkot They will later submit a report to the state government on tackling the disease On Tuesday they met Health Minister Shankar Chaudhary and senior health officers before visiting the Civil Hospital in Asarwa “The main aim of the visit is to decide the further course of action to tackle swine flu in the coming days” said Gaurav Dahiya from National Health Mission (NHM) who is coordinating the visit Dahiya however refuted allegations that there has been delay on the part of the government in tackling the outbreak “There has been no delay in dealing with swine flu It is not a knee-jerk reaction We are doing our bit and making sure that medicines are available The committee is here to give us suggestions on how to prevent further deaths” The three-member team will be looking at preparedness labs and their facilities will carry out death analysis and look at availability of medicines in Ahmedabad and Rajkot which have reported the maximum cases and deaths in the state Since January Ahmedabad city has reported a total of 1232 swine flu cases and 67 deaths while Rajkot Municipal Corporation has reported a total of 365 cases and 87 deaths On August 23 the team will visit the swine flu ward at the PDU Civil Hospital in Rajkot after meeting the RMC commissioner For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRecent reports say that no evidence of sedition has been found against Kanhaiya Kumar by the Delhi Police which is controlled by the Modi government For those who do not know him Kanhaiya is the Jawaharlal Nehru University student who one year ago became a nationally hated figure He was accused of shouting anti-India slogans This phrase ‘anti-India slogan’ in fact became prominent because of him and his case However not many know what an anti-India slogan actually is "Kashmir maange azadi" is thought to be anti-India though azadi can have many forms and meanings Even if we are to accept it is ‘anti-India’ it is not seditious The Supreme Court is absolutely clear that someone can only be charged with sedition if they specifically call for violence Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar PTI Now we are being told that Kanhaiya’s voice cannot be heard in the tapes He should not have been accused of sedition for this reason should not have been arrested and jailed and it was a criminal offence for lawyers to have attacked him in court He is owed an apology by the prime minister and Smriti Irani who tweeted and made strong statements on the JNU matter When he was released Kanhaiya made a speech which many thought was brilliant I was one of them and I wrote that the BJP should not finger him further because he was dangerous for them He has a silver tongue and can effectively counter the pompous bombast of the prime minister in a way leaders like Rahul Gandhi are unable to After he was out of jail I visited Kanhaiya and the meeting validated what was obvious in his speech He is a charismatic man: A serious thoughtful and modest individual who does not like speaking about himself but prefers to discuss deeper issues Since his release the BJP’s students wing has ignored him and the party also has stayed away from engaging him wisely denying him media attention The leaking of the news that there is no evidence against him is probably to seal this and move on But the anti-national issue has again risen in universities This time other young people have become national figures like Gurmeher Kaur the daughter of a martyred soldier whose statements against war cricketer Virender Sehwag joked about There are of course two sides to the anti-national debate but we must accept that only one side is violent and condones violence and that is the government and its allied groups like the ABVP The question is: Why are students so willing to get into trouble when it is clear that their actions are detested by media and the general population and they face violence The reason is that there is no other forum today in India for resistance to an essentially majoritarian and thuggish ideology The BJP and its Hindutva groups are pushing the hard nationalism agenda They do not tolerate an opinion on the National Anthem flag Kashmir Maoism or minority rights that is at variance with their own The other political parties have run away from the nationalism debate The Congress believes that there is not much electoral benefit in standing for individual rights free speech and civil liberties The courts have also decided that the mood is in favour of greater nationalism Recent judgments such as the one forcing all Indians to listen to and stand for the national anthem before a movie indicate this The media of course is a business and must bow to popular opinion To some extent newspapers can allow dissenting opinions on their edit and oped pages but for television this is not really possible The news channels have to stand with the majority if they want to keep their ratings high The only forum for resistance and dissent has become the university And this is where brave young women and men like Kanhaiyya Umar Khalid Gurmehar and Shehla Rashid are standing up against Hindutva They are saying nothing wrong What is wrong in opening a dialogue with Kashmiris and what is wrong in accepting that we are mistreating our adivasis and dalits It is the truth I was speaking to the former chief election commissioner MS Gill (who brought in the electronic voting machine making India’s electoral process one of the world’s best) about this issue and I asked him what makes a great university He has been to Cambridge and he said that it allowed free thinking This is the right that our brave students have been demanding They demanded this last year and were abused and thrashed at the time though now the Modi government’s police force quietly leaks the news that the man they demonised most did nothing illegal As another round of violence and hatred against 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