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But the problems have suddenly multiplied. For all the latest Entertainment News,” For all the latest Entertainment News, "The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice, For all the latest Kolkata News, However,’ when I was a political prisoner in Zia-ul-Haq’s regime, “These are the dangers facing the nation today. Rewriting history… requires that the modern secular democratic republic of India be transformed into the RSS project of a rabidly intolerant fascistic ‘Hindu Rashtra’ The realisation of this project has to resisted and defeated if India as we know today has to be preserved” it concludes Mass action The CPI’s New Age says the five-day strike by about five lakh coal miners from January 5 to January 7 was “an unprecedented show of class unity and first mass action challenging the economic policies of the Narendra Modi government” It claims that: “State governments particularly in Jharkhand and Maharashtra used dirty tricks to break the strike Striking workers were brutally lathi-charged and scores of trade union activists were arrested But the workers stood firm and united which forced the coal ministry to negotiate with the trade unions” the latest editorial says “The Modi government should realise that it cannot hoodwink the masses by playing the game of political emotionalism or emotional politics” it argues “With the coal strike the issue of auctioning national and natural resources should be brought to the focus of public discourse” the editorial suggests Double Standards “As India approaches Republic Day the corporate-communal shadows over the Indian republic and Indian democracy become darker” the CPI(ML)’s ML Update has asserted “The Modi government even as it dilutes protections for India’s workers farmers and citizens to woo US corporations and other MNCs is branding protesting farmers and activists as ‘foreign agents’ to jail them and prevent them from travelling” it states “During the Vibrant Gujarat summit Gujarat’s farmers were detained to prevent them from protesting against the land acquisition ordinance A Greenpeace activist was prevented from boarding a plane — on the pretext that the Intelligence Bureau had recommended a ban on her travel The government itself has as yet been unable to provide any reason for a ban on the activist’s travel except some shadowy IB recommendation” the editorial claims Compiled by Ruhi Tewari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aaron Pereira | New Delhi | Updated: July 6 2016 5:47 pm Modi cabinet reshuffle: UnionMinister Smriti Irani has been given the Textiles Ministry in the reshuffledPM Modi’s Council of Ministers (Source: PTI/File) Top News Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle – or expansion as he calls it – has revealed that Union Minister Smriti Irani has lost her portfolio of Human Resource Development and has been given charge of what many argue is a less-significant Textiles ministry Could the Prime Minister’s move have much to do with the Union minister’s tryst with controversies – be it the handling of the suicide of PhD scholar Rohith Vemula or her alleged interference in UGC matters or her repeated Twitter spats with political colleagues WATCH:Analysing Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Smriti Irani Loses HRD; Javadekar Piyush Goyal Gain Speculate and there could also be a larger game-plan by the BJP behind Irani being given a less demanding role — the March 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections Introduced by PM Modi as his ‘chhoti behen’ Irani’s defeat to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha was expected but the fiery leader is not one to give up Share This Article Related Article WATCH VIDEO: Keystrokes – Smriti Irani Gets Textiles Just after the elections ended Irani conceded defeat but vowed to keep coming back to Amethi and ensure the constituency gets its fair share of development From farm benefits to welfare schemes for women Irani has ensured her presence in Amethi is felt In 2015 when the Modi government completed a year Irani said in Amethi: “Bhale hi aapse chook ho gayi ho lekin aapke saath mera rishta abhi bhi mazboot hai” During her visit in May this year she said: “People here have not been able to knock on the doors of the Congress family in 60 years The Nehru-Gandhi family has not fulfilled its promises due to which I have reduced Rahul Gandhi’s victory margin by 80 per cent” That the BJP is finding it tough to put forward a face in Uttar Pradesh has been evident Poll surveys conducted over the last few months have shown that Union Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP MP Varun Gandhi are neck-to-neck in popularity as the party’s chief ministerial candidate Where does Smriti Irani come in then While these poll surveys put her popularity in single digits Congress’ move to introduce Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is perhaps behind the BJP’s strategic move While Priyanka has refused to step out of her family pocket-borough of Amethi and Rae Bareli in the last few election campaigns this time around the Congress has decided to use Priyanka’s oratory skills across the length and breadth of UP perhaps understanding that the Rahul magic has failed to deliver given the party’s electoral defeats over the last few years The Congress Party expects Priyanka to address at least 150 rallies across the state beginning in the next few months Who best in the BJP to counter her A Smriti Irani After giving Rahul his worst-ever scare in electoral politics – Rahul secured 408651 votes while Smriti Irani came an impressive second at 300748 – Irani is perhaps the best bet in the BJP to take on the ‘youth’ leader in the Congress If recent political developments within the Congress Party are anything to go by Rahul’s cousin Varun Gandhi is unlikely to be a strong counter-offensive for the BJP as the estranged Gandhi family seems to be closer than ever in recent political times When asked whether she would be ready to take on her party’s election campaign as its CM candidate Irani refused to divulge any details “I am a disciplined party worker and will follow whatever order is given” With election campaigning set to take off in the coming months only time can tell For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by P Chidambaram | Updated: August 9 2015 3:30 pm Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Related News Your letter pointedly refers to the dissent note submitted by three members of the Congress and rebukes them In fairness you should have also referred to the dissent notes of AIADMK and CPI-M members From your letter it appears that you do not intend to engage them in further discussion Nothing can be more fatal to the Bill than a majoritarian approach It is sad your government has not realised the folly of this approach even after the land Bill fiasco Dear Finance Minister When the spoken word fails (in Parliament) the written word takes over in a blog I welcome the opportunity to respond to the letter posted on your Facebook page I am glad you have recalled the origin and history of the idea of GST I thank you for this gesture because many BJP leaders and MPs believe that all good things began only on May 26 2014 However you have blacked out an important chapter of GST’s history GST was blocked for nearly seven years by an obdurate BJP The Opposition was led by the finance ministers of Gujarat (Mr Saurabh Patel) and Madhya Pradesh (Mr Raghavji) Neither the erudite Dr Asim Dasgupta (FM West Bengal) nor the suave Mr Sushil Modi (FM Bihar) the first and second chair of the Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers could persuade the two states to give up their unreasoned opposition to an important reform Not carved on stone Nevertheless we reached a stage where the Empowered Committee submitted its recommendations and Mr Pranab Mukherjee introduced a Constitution Amendment Bill It was a sub-optimal Bill After I took over as finance minister in August 2012 I resumed the efforts to improve the Bill but Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh continued to oppose the reform — and were joined by Tamil Nadu It is therefore wrong to say that the “acceptance” of the Empowered Committee’s recommendations or the “Bill” introduced in 2011 was the last word on the subject or that it reflected the final considered view of the UPA government or of the Congress party As you correctly record your government continued the negotiations and made certain changes to the Bill It is the contents of the amended Bill — its strengths and weaknesses — that are being debated now and not the contents of an earlier version as if the earlier version had been carved on stone Majoritarian approach Your letter pointedly refers to the dissent note submitted by three members of the Congress and rebukes them In fairness you should have also referred to the dissent notes of Mr A Navaneethakrishnan (AIADMK) and Mr K N Balagopal (CPI-M) From the tenor of your letter it appears that you do not intend to engage them in further discussion but will try to ride roughshod over the Opposition and push the Bill through the Rajya Sabha Nothing can be more fatal to the Bill than the majoritarian approach that you plan to adopt It is sad that your government has not realised the folly of the majoritarian approach even after the fiasco of the ill-conceived ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 I hope there still is room for debate and persuasion It is with that hope that I respond to your criticism of the major points in the dissent note of the Congress: Engage in debate (1) A ceiling may be fixed for the GST rate in the Constitution: You have conceded that “there may be some rationale in the rate recommended by the Congress party” but you oppose fixing the rate in the Constitution because it is not “usually” done Ironically you have “fixed” a rate of 1 per cent for the additional tax in the same Bill There is also the example of Article 276 (2) that fixes a ceiling of Rs 2500 per annum on taxes on professions So without resorting to specious arguments let’s debate the merits of fixing a ceiling — or a floor and a ceiling — for GST which is an indirect tax and therefore regressive and hence warrants placing some restrictions on the rate (2) The 1 per cent additional levy is trade-distorting and should be dropped The word “supply” occurring in clauses 9 and 18 should be defined: The additional levy is a new provision that was not debated earlier It has been criticised by the Select Committee as “likely to lead to cascading of taxes” The Chief Economic Adviser had called the additional tax retrograde So why not drop the additional levy If you cannot because you may have made promises to some states what is the difficulty in defining the word “supply” to keep out intra-firm transfers You seem to agree on the undesirability of the additional tax yet you are unwilling to limit the damage that will be caused by it and I wonder why (3) Provide for a Disputes Settlement Authority in the Bill as proposed in 2011: It is baffling that the Bill assigns the function of dispute settlement to the GST Council in which the disputants will be members Clause 11 of the proposed Article 279A is woefully inadequate It stipulates that the GST Council “may decide about the modalities to resolve disputes arising out of its recommendations” But who will decide the disputes Who will decide disputes arising not out of the Council’s recommendations but otherwise Dispute resolution is a judicial function and there must be an independent body that will resolve disputes relating to GST The other points of disagreement are less important and if the major disagreements are resolved they can be resolved too The starting point must be abandoning the majoritarian approach and willingness to sit across the table with the principal opposition party that originally proposed the transformational reform With regards Yours sincerely P Chidambaram Website: pchidambaramin @Pchidambaram_IN For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandip Ray | Published: May 5 2012 12:04 am Related News Remembering Satyajit Rayfather and filmmaker It has been 20 years since Baba passed awaybut it feels like yesterday He is still among all of us in more ways than one His memories are with us So are his films and everything else he has doneand they are still surprisingly relevant today Even after such a long timethere is so much enthusiasm about his films and literary works His movies are still being watched in India and abroad and he continues to remain the subject of much research work New directors are getting inspired by himinterpreting his vision in their own ways and using his methods of filmmakingnot only in Bengali but also in other languagesand elevating them to a whole new level People still read his bookswhich attract young and old alike Till date I get calls asking for help on various projects on Satyajit Ray I do the best I can A few days agoa group of French tourists came to me they wanted to see the house of Satyajit Ray They also wanted to go to the location of Jalsaghar I gave them the address of the Murshidabad house where the film was shot But after visiting the sitethey were quite disappointed as the house was in a shambles Nothing can be done to conserve these placesbut we are doing our best to preserve his films and literature A few years after his death on April 231992the Ray Society was formed to preserve and restore his filmswritingssketchbooks and illustrations We have plans to build a Ray film and study centre with facilities like viewing rooms The restoration work on his films began after he won the Oscar The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science wanted a demoand that was when we realised that his films were in pathetic shape We immediately took necessary steps to preserve his celluloid through chemical restoration Now they are all safeas we have digitised them In the beginning of my journey as a filmmakerthere was a lot of pressureexpectationfor being Satyajit Rays son Slowly I realised that if I thought about itthe pressure would keep piling up unnecessarily I knew I had to be very careful I have worked with Babas crew members and some of them are still an integral part of my team Interactions with them give me a lot of support Howeverthe biggest help as a director for me was having observed Baba very closely I try and follow his working methodwhich was very fast and economical A lot of importance was placed on research and homework In those daysthe market was not very big These daysour films are being released in different states Babas films were released only in Kolkata and abroad He carefully planned and made them His principle was this: a producer should be able to get back the money Im taking from himand if he makes some profitthen so much the better This is something even I try to follow and it has helped me as a filmmaker Filmmaking in Bengali is now in an interesting place Various genres and subjects are being explored A new breed of filmmakers is coming up with spectacular films We are looking at subjects which were entirely unheard of even a few years back Hopefullythis trend will continue and we will get to see more exciting films Howeversome time agothe industry was going through a bad phase People were not going to stand-alone halls to watch Bengali movies With the entry of multiplexesthere is competition to provide a better viewing experience Thiscoupled with quality filmshave brought the viewers back New production houses have also been a boon as they are backing interesting projects The question is not whether the new filmmakers are taking forward the cinematic vision of Ray They are making good cinema in different genres and thorough research is being done What is most heartwarming is that they are saluting Ray in their own ways By referencing him and his films in many ways through anecdotesdialogue or perhaps just a mention of his movies they are rejoicing in his vision of filmmaking There is a lot of warmth and regard in it Two recent examples are Sujoy Ghoshs Kahaani and Anik Duttas Bhooter Bhobisyot Sujoyin many interviewshas spoken of how he used Ray for his recent blockbuster A couple of days backhe asked me with a smile? The collection of poems becomes an instant hit and makes Vijay famous.By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: January 31

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