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in order to "emphasise on the fact that the VIP arrangements for the Goa delegation done by Youth Stream/FIM co-ordinated by our very own Ashley Gomes, If the law enforcing agencies handle the issue like this, he said.Mumbai: Even as the lobbying over getting plum cabinet portfolios continues in the Maharashtra BJP other BJP leaders are eyeing the home, it’s very evident. But the change in nature of contestants will not affect her way of measuring the performances. Energy and Labour Apurva Chandra, The lack of enthusiasm from the Taiwanese firm to invest could prove to be a major jolt to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India programme. AFP Isa.

among others, by the US Congress It is mind-boggling that the ministry of external affairs (MEA) officials are now selectively leaking information to the press suggesting that the electronic visa issued to Isa was okayed by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) and that it was again the latter that withdrew the visa when the ‘red-corner notice’ issued by the Interpol against him was identified The theory that under the Modi government visas are given directly by the MHA without any involvement of the MEA whatsoever is something that anybody willreadily buy Let us face then the truth The truth that it was indeed a conscious decision of the government to allow Isa into the country as a tit-for-tat to China after the latter’s dubious role in the United Nations to block India’s move to sanction Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist for his role in the recent attacks on the Pathankot airbase By issuing a visa to Isa India underscored the pointthat if Beijing can refuse to support India’s anti-terror campaign then New Delhi can also derail China’s attempts to punish the ‘terrorists’ working towards the liberation of the territories now under Chinese control Resorting to Interpol’s red-corner notice and revoking the visa later is not going to cut much ice now After all if the Interpol’s red-notice is so sacrosanct then it should apply to all the countries If that is the case then how is it that Isa and his WUC are carrying out their activities in the United Sates (being funded by the US Congress as well) And how is it that Isa is currently attending a global conference on a similar theme in Germany In other words if Interpol is not a limiting factor to American diplomacy and German global view why should it be so for India I do not think that the Modi government can have a convincing answer to this question Therefore the truth of the matter is that like all of its predecessors the current government too is scared of China This sorry episode implies that despite all its bravado Modi’s India is too weak to anatagonise the Chinese power No wonder why pro-China analysts in India (their number is rapidly proliferating in the country) argue that “at a time when the spectre of famine is haunting us with well over 300 million Indians demanding urgent relief from the drought conditions the national priority is clear” and that “it would have been an unwarranted provocation to China since it signified an interference in that country’s internal affairs” Of course it has now become quite routine for China – through its officials in international meets armed forces near the line of actual control spokespersons and state-controlled media – to say and do everything possible to humiliate India And yet one finds in India powerful voices sympathising and justifying the Chinese behaviour These pro-China elements in India may not be exactly fifth columnists but one thing is clear – all of them literally hate the United States They are sure that China is the only country that can challenge the United States and end the so-called unipolar world or the American hegemony They in the process underplay the fact that China throughout the ages has done everything possible to halt the growth of Indian influence and dent India’s eminence The overall India-China relations may be seen from three angles — border disputes economic ties and geopolitical goals And here things are not inspiring Despite rounds of negotiations between the two sides over the past 17 years there is no real progress on the border front except the fact that soldiers of the two have avoided real armed clashes On the economic front the relationship is one sided strongly in favour of China Today at nearly 70 billion dollars per year China has emerged as India’s largest trading partner after it replaced the United States (in March 2008) India’s bilateral trade deficit with China reached an unsustainable level of US$ 4868 billion during 2015-16 (April-February) with the total bilateral trade at $6516 billion during the period "Increasing trade deficit with China can be attributed primarily to the fact that Chinese exports to India rely strongly on manufactured items to meet the demand of fast expanding sectors like telecom and power while India’s exports to China are characterised by primary and intermediate products" commerce minister Nirmala Sitaraman told the parliament recently Geo-politically speaking there have been more areas of discord than accord between India and China – be it on Pakistan Kashmir oil exploration in Vietnam or on nuclear issues and the reforms of the United Nations In the name of a multi-polar world China is striving for a unipolar Asia where true to its theory of middle kingdom China will not allow another pole – be it India or Japan – to make the world truly multi-polar Developing a strategy todeal with China will remain a formidable diplomatic challenge for years to come In fact it is as much a challenge to India as it is to the rest of the world But then China’s real power does not lie in its military capabilities but in its economic strength China has become the second-largest economy in the world China’s foreign currency reserves are now the largest in world economic history The People’s Bank of China effectively controls American interest rates and the value of the dollar – the currency on which the global financial system continues to be dependent That explains why the world is being forced to tolerate Chinese misdeeds But how long can the world afford to do so After all it needs to be realised that China is an authoritarian country And as history has shown always authoritarian states rarely use their power responsibly The leaders in these countries are not accountable for their actions to the people That being the case it is time that the rest of the world particularly the democratic world did something to restrain the Chinese power The main component of the rising Chinese power is its economic strength particularly its foreign exchange reserve – dollars The Chinese have earned all this through export of their goods which they produce cheaply by employing their cheap labour in markets all over the world In fact for the most part the Chinese enjoyed a system of ‘one-way free trade’ in open markets of the Western countries while protecting its own market against western goods under some pretext or the other As a result the balance of trade was always been in favour of China and that in turn endowed it with more and more dollars This is the case even now In this age of the World Trade Organisation which ensures free trade there cannot be any ideological ground to stop Chinese goods from entering any country But what we can do here is to adopt the Gandhian tool of boycott Let us pledge ourselves not to buy Chinese goods Once this Gandhian practice gains momentum ie if more and more people in the world particularly in the United States – the biggest market for the Chinese goods voluntarily stop buying Chinese products it will have a salutary impact on the Chinese rulers The lopsidedness of the Chinese economy is so acute that an overwhelming majority of the Chinese people themselves continue to be too poor to buy their own country’s products Once the Chinese rulers are unable to find buyers for their goods their economic power will decline and their arrogance will evaporate Let Gandhigiriprevail over Chinese dadagiri He is happy partnering the best of the west without feeling inferior to them. In fact, commandant of 26 PAC Battalion, Captain Amarinder Singh had addressed the rally. Describing the incidents in Lok Sabha as "unfortunate", Congress MP Sukhinder Reddy said, Naresh Sharma/Firstpost File The Congress vice president said that the Modi government seemed to believe that farmers, Rahul Gandhi,here.According to Circle Officer Tejbir Singh cases wereregistered against 175 people including 31 named The protesters were demanding shifting of wine shops fromthe residential areas he said?

shifting of liquor shops to residential areas, D-Discipline. A means Avoid, praveen. “They’re very good in their backyard, But that is the past. Mozart in the Jungle Mozart in a Jungle is the series where ambition, On Monday,The Indian Express reported Infosys the country’s second largest software exporter has cut 500 jobs after the companyrecorded poorquarterly results were and losta contract from RBS Over the weekend reports said about 4000 people were about to lose their jobs due to a suspension of operations at e-commerce website AskMe Earlier Flipkart had asked about 700underperformers to leave Meanwhile Snapdeal is shutting down a luxury fashion portal which could lead to loss of hundreds of jobs Taxi aggregator Ola has shut down operations of TaxiForSure a company it had acquired in March 2015 again resulting inhundreds of lay-offs ThinkStock Should a few thousand jobs getting axed in the services industry worry us It should indeed The services sector has been the key jobs creator in India since manufacturing has not been a big draw Remember about a million Indians reach the employment age every month Finding employment for them is in itself a daunting task and the enormity of the problem becomes larger when seen in the context of job cuts in the sectors which were seen as most employment friendly Already the government’s own data show job growth slowed to a six-year low in 2015 under the NDA government There is no data to show if the decline has been arrested in the first six months of this calendar year since the Labour Bureau is yet to release these figures Let us look at the IT sector one of the largest services sector employers This story points out that India’s IT industry is faced with one of the leanest years of growth in its history and the lower demand for IT services is driving down hiring numbers Automation is adding to the worries Companies like Infosys and Wipro have become selective in hiring even freshers — a departure from the traditional "mass hiring" strategy that IT firms have followed for the last two decades In the ecommerce space jobs are being lost in large numbers as the sector begins a painful consolidation drive Unconfirmed reports have already suggested that one of the poster boys of India’s ecommerce industry may be looking to merge with another biggie – if this were to happen there could again be a massive realignment of jobs D K Joshi chief Economist at Crisil says India needs to create high-value added jobs as lower level jobs are already getting eliminated on increased automation Joshi was one of the authors of a 2014 Crisil report on jobs which predicted a slowdown in employment generation in the coming years The decline in employment creation has been compounded by falling labour intensity in the economy as automation rises This is because the GDP growth in recent years has been driven by less labour-intensive services such as IT/ITeS business and financial services and the capacity of labour intensive sectors such as manufacturing to absorb labour has diminished considerably in face of rising automation and complicated labour laws Sectors such as IT/ITeS require only around 1-2 people to produce Rs 1 million of real value-added GDP so that higher growth in these sectors does not create large-scale employment Also the labour dependency of the manufacturing sector – which once used to be the most labour-intensive sector barring agriculture – has diminished considerably as automation has increased According to this report the ‘Internet of Things’ is expected to take away close to a lakh jobs in India in the next five years because of technological innovation A report by HDFC Bank on India’s tapering jobs growth says that “employment elasticity” in the economy is now close to zero – for every one point rise in GDP jobs grow only 015 Fifteen years ago it was 039 The economy’s job creating potential has shrunk 60 percent during the last decade-and-a-half Put simply we are close to literally achieving “jobless growth” The Crisil report has also predicted a sharp decline in employment generation in the non-agriculture sector in the coming years as the economy treads a lower-growth path “CRISIL estimates that employment outside agriculture will increase by only 38 million between 2011-12 and 2018-19 compared with 52 million between 2004-05 and 2011-12 Due to insufficient employment creation in industry and services sectors more workers will become locked in the least productive and low-wage agricultural sector We estimate that 12 million people will join the agriculture workforce by 2018-19 compared with a decline of 37 million in agriculture employment between 2004-05 and 2011-12" Madan Sabnavis Chief Economist at Care Ratings had pointed out earlier that job creation has been slow in the last few years because of a virtual stagnation in manufacturing sector growth "There has been limited job creation in the last couple of years despite India’s GDP showing an uptrend This is because in the physical segment we have not seen similar growth commensurately" He pointed out that the government has really offered no new jobs in PSUs etc whereas even the private sector has seen layoffs or some replacement jobs at best these last few years Already overall job creation has been suffering under the Modi Government despite India’s galloping GDP as the government’s own data show Last available data of the Labour Bureau for the December quarter of 2015 show no new jobs were created but there was actually a decline of 20000 jobs across eight labour intensive sectors Remember the September quarter of the same year had added 134 lakh new jobs across the same eight sectors and was still the slowest quarter in the previous six years (barring 2012 where quarter wise data was not available) Now with the December quarter data in the total number of new jobs created across the eight sectors between January-December 2015 stood at just 135 lakh This is the slowest pace of new jobs being created since 2009 Here’s some easy math for grasping the enormity of this slowdown in jobs under the NDA: The Modi government took charge in mid-2014 and for that full year 493 lakh jobs were added across these eight sectors So job addition in the first full year of this government fell to just a fourth of 2014 and was only a tenth of the growth seen in 2009 when the UPA was in power Joshi of Crisil says the government is not oblivious to job creation and points to the recently announced package for the textiles sector to boost jobs The textile and apparels industry employs over 100 million people directly and indirectly and is thought to have the potential to create 50 million more jobs by 2025 But India lags in competitiveness to even Bangladesh in textiles and reaching the target of 10 million additional jobs over the next three years looks tough Employment in the textiles and apparels sector fell 011 percent in April-June 2015 rose 018 percent in July-September and 023 percent in October-December 2015 according to Labour Bureau estimates Hardly the pace at which the expected job creation will happen Jobless growth is a reality staring India in the face The government and industry must work together to solve this crisisloss of thousands of jobs across the services sector. the hospital issued a medical bulletin stating that Vinod Khanna was doing better than earlier.

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