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After all, Tyson Fury, BRS Nagar,delivery?as well as on law and order issuesespecially atrocities against Dalitsthe health scam and deaths in custody of some undertrials In essenceher challenge is this Unlike 2007when she was the beneficiary of anger among votersthis time she faces the challenge of inviting voters to reward her incumbency In factfor the first time in any election campaign undertaken by her partyshe is making a pitch for stability and status quo in the state Thereforegiven that her vote drifted somewhat in the 2009 Lok Sabha electionsshe is undertaking a very well-thought-out programme to try and again aggregate and add up the vote Her letters to the prime minister are aimed at neutralising the Congress offensive Shes asked for Muslims to be given reservation after amending the Constitutionsomething she says can only be done by the Centretherefore putting the onus on the Congress-led UPA The appeal for Jats (not a traditional BSP support base) to be recognised as OBC is a counter to the Congresss exertions over the Bhatta-Parsaul affair And it is no secret that both the Congress and the BJP see a return of the upper castes to their respective folds as being crucial Interestinglythe move is smarter that her somewhat defensive explanation about her developmental record through full-page advertisements She is now attempting to weld representation with what are termed as developmental issueswith a candour only she can get away with Other parties in the state perhaps cannot be so direct and clear in their sectoral appealsshaky as they are about who or what is their own basic vote This is especially so because after a long time each political party in UP is attempting to aggregate votes and go beyond its traditional core The SP is unsure of how the non-Yadav and Muslim vote will go after being stunned by the Congress in the 2009 Lok Sabha pollsespecially in western UP The BJP is unclear how far it should go to keep its core Hindu upper caste vote happyas it is hesitant about kicking off consolidation against the party Of coursegetting relevant and good local candidates is very key to the battle But after 2007 and 2009it is clear that political parties are keen to broaden their bases rather than just deepening support In factbeing seen to be broadening ones base is a pull factor to attract new voters How far each formation can go in wooing others will be decisive in the assembly elections In the absence of large waves and mood-changing themes and with seat-adjustment between any of the four big players (BSPSPBJP and Congress) looking unlikelythis may just be the one factor that trumps all others [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: June 26 2010 3:48 am Related News Last weekend China announced a change in its currency policya move clearly intended to head off pressure from the United States and other countries at this weekends G-20 summit meeting Unfortunatelythe new policy doesnt address the real issuewhich is that China has been promoting its exports at the rest of the worlds expense In factfar from representing a step in the right directionthe Chinese announcement was an exercise in bad faith an attempt to exploit US restraint To keep the rhetorical temperature downthe Obama administration has used diplomatic language in its efforts to persuade the Chinese government to end its bad behaviour Now the Chinese have responded by seizing on the form of American language to avoid dealing with the substance of American complaints In shorttheyre playing games To understand whats going onwe need to get back to the basics of the situation Chinas exchange-rate policy is neither complicated nor unprecedentedexcept for its sheer scale Its a classic example of a government keeping the foreign-currency value of its money artificially low by selling its own currency and buying foreign currency This policy is especially effective in Chinas case because there are legal restrictions on the movement of funds both into and out of the countryallowing government intervention to dominate the currency market And the proof that China isin factkeeping the value of its currencythe renminbiartificially low is precisely the fact that the central bank is accumulating so many dollarseuros and other foreign assets more than $2 trillion worth so far There have been all sorts of calculations purporting to show that the renminbi isnt really undervaluedor at least not by much But if the renminbi isnt deeply undervaluedwhy has China had to buy around $1 billion a day of foreign currency to keep it from rising The effect of this currency undervaluation is twofold: it makes Chinese goods artificially cheap to foreignerswhile making foreign goods artificially expensive to the Chinese That isits as if China were simultaneously subsidising its exports and placing a protective tariff on its imports This policy is very damaging at a time when much of the world economy remains deeply depressed In normal timesyou could argue that Chinese purchases of US bondswhile distorting tradewere at least supplying us with cheap credit and you could argue that it wasnt Chinas fault that we used that credit to inflate a vastdestructive housing bubble But right now were awash in cheap credit; whats lacking is sufficient demand for goods and services to generate the jobs we need And Chinaby running an artificial trade surplusis aggravating that problem This does notby the waymean that China gains from its currency policy The undervalued renminbi is good for politically influential export companies But these companies hoard cash rather than passing on the benefits to their workershence the recent wave of strikes Meanwhilethe weak renminbi creates inflationary pressures and diverts a huge fraction of Chinas national income into the purchase of foreign assets with a very low rate of return So where does last weeks policy announcement fit into all this WellChina has allowed the renminbi to rise but barely As of Thursdaythe currency was only about half a per cent higher than its typical level before the announcement And all indications are that watching the future movement of the renminbi will be like watching paint dry: Chinese officials are still making statements denying that a rise in their currency will do anything to reduce trade imbalancesand prices in the forward marketin which traders agree to exchange currencies at various points in the futuresuggest a rise of only about 2 per cent in the renminbi by the end of this year This is basically a joke What the Chinese have donethey claimto increase the flexibility of their exchange rate: its moving around more from day to day than it did in the pastsometimes upsometimes down Of courseChinese policy makers know perfectly well that although US officials have indeed called for more currency flexibilitythat was just a diplomatic euphemism for what Americaand the worldwants (and has the right to demand): a much stronger renminbi Having the currency bob up or down slightly makes no difference to the fundamentals So what comes next Chinas government is clearly trying to string the rest of us alongputting off action until something its hard to say what comes up Thats not acceptable China needs to stop giving us the runaround and deliver real change And if it refusesits time to talk about trade sanctions For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMohali: Beating India in their own backyard is the ultimate challenge and the boys are up for the knockout battle against the hosts in the ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday said Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Australia knocked Pakistan out of the tournament yesterday setting up a virtual quarter-final against India at the I S Bindra Stadium Watson said it is good that his team doesn’t have to worry about the run rate anymore as it is a winner takes all affair "Look I have played in games where a lot was dependant on run rate and sometimes we missed out because of it So it is good that it has come down to winning the match with a simple equation We know we have to be at our best to beat India They are an incredible team Especially in Indian conditions it is going to be a huge challenge for us" said Watson who will retire from international cricket at the end of the tournament" Shane Watson address the media AP "For my personal perspective knowing that it could be my last international match it is certainly a huge game The good thing is that we played well against Pakistan here" Acknowledging that the home team has not played to its potential so far Watson said playing India is always a huge challenge "Well it would have been nice if Bangladesh held their nerve a little bit better (against India) That way we would not have to worry so much about the game tomorrow Look it is the ultimate challenge in any format to play India in India If you can beat them on Indian soil it is an incredible achievement" "All the players know that and I certainly know for sure having plenty of experiences of playing in India" On India’s performance in the tournament so far Watson said: "It is right that they have not clicked so far but the conditions have been extreme Any team would struggle in that scenario The ball is turning huge amount as much I have seen a in a T20 game whether it was in Nagpur or Eden Gardens "In Mohali it doesn’t turn that much but they have skillful batsmen and bowlers All of a sudden their team can click and when that happens they are almost an unbeatable team" said a wary Watson For the great all-rounder Watson the game will be about which team handles pressure better "In big games it is about your mental approach more than anything else The biggest challenge is to hold your nerve when the pressure comes on which is certainly going to happen in knock-out games Quite a lot of people follow the sport in India than our team back home So the expectations are more from them Both teams want to win such a big tournament We did that in the World Cup last year so did India in 2011 It is going to be a great game" predicted Watson He was also reminded about the team’s 0-3 loss to India at home in January "We have got a very different team compared to the one in that series For us to be able to click against Pakistan is a great thing They (India) certainly have a more settled team and all the players know their roles" Heaping praise on Virat Kohli Watson feels it is must for Australia to get him out cheaply "Well we have a tried a few different things (against him) which has not worked We thought it would work but he goes about his business without any fuss We have also gone hard at him at times It affected him for two balls and then I dropped him at the slips" said a witty Watson "He knows his game way too well We have to try to get him out earlier because once he gets in he certainly knows how to put pressure on the bowlers" Watson also expects the contest to be a heated affair as it has been the case of late "Things have heated up in the past It means so much to the Indian players and for us Things can heat up easily in games like these" he reckoned PTI London: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday rejected the idea of an "independent Kashmir" saying it was not based on "reality" according to a media report Abbasi was addressing a conference on ‘Future of Pakistan 2017′ held at the London School of Economics’ South Asia Centre in London After his address the prime minister responded to a range of questions on topics from Afghanistan civil-military ties disqualification of his predecessor Nawaz Sharif to relations with India and the Kashmir issue Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Getty Images On a question about "independent Kashmir" the prime minister said "the idea is often floated around but has no reality" Geo TV reported "There is no support for the demand for independent Kashmir" he claimed Talking about ties with India Abbasi said relations between the two countries cannot improve till the Kashmir issue is resolved "Talks are the only way forward without talks no quantum change is possible" he said To another question he said though the judiciary had removed Sharif as prime minister "however we have left it to history to judge whether history accepts the judgment or not" He also said that most of Pakistan does not agree with Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court Sharif was disqualified as premier by the apex court on 28 July in the Panama Papers scandal On US-Pakistan relations Abbasi said they should not be defined by Afghanistan alone The prime minister also presented a positive picture of Pakistan’s economy and claimed there has been a marked improvement in every economic field since 2013 By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: August 5 2015 9:37 am Ali Larter will reunite with Milla Jovovich for the third time in “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Source: Reuters) Related News Actress Ali Larter is set to reprise her role as Claire Redfield in the final chapter of the post-apocalyptic franchise “Resident Evil” The 39-year-old actress who plays a special police officer in the science-fiction film will reunite with Milla Jovovich for the third time in “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” reported Deadline The movie will be directed by Paul WS Anderson who helmed three of the five other films in the franchise The story picks up after the events of “Resident Evil: Retribution” as the Project Alice is forced to race against time before the villainous Red Queen attempts to destroy the final remnants of humanity The film will start shooting in September in South Africa For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Surat | Published: November 25 2015 8:23 am Hardik Patel Related News Claiming that Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik Patel has been “misdirecting” the Patidar community in Gujarat Surat Police Tuesday submitted an affidavit requesting the Surat District Court not to grant bail to Hardik who has been booked under sedition charges The court after going through the submissions made by the police postponed the hearing on the affidavit to December 4 In the affidavit Surat Police have mentioned that sedition charges against Hardik is a serious one and they have evidence in which Hardik can be heard making controversial statements about killing of policemen to an associate Vipul Desai In the affidavit before the court the Surat Police described Hardik as the main leader of the four-month-old reservation movement Hardik has been misdirecting the entire community by giving baseless statements police stated adding that the Patidar community takes Hardik’s statements very seriously Share This Article Related Article A large number of people gathered in Ahmedabad Sammelan of Patidar Patels on August 25 Later offence was registered against him and the news spread among the Patidar community through WhatsApp groups and news channels as a result of which violence started in different districts Some Hardik supporters also spread inciting statements adding fuel to the violence police told the court After Hardik was arrested by Surat Police from Varachha area on September 19 the news spread through different WhatsApp groups (including one of which Hardik is a member) and news channels Large number of people came out on the road and damaged public property During the violence police department was intentionally targeted as a result of which a police constable was severely beaten up to death by angry people in Surat police stated in the affidavit A policeman Dilip Rathwa was lynched in Katargam area of Surat during the Patidar riots Over 54 policemen also incurred minor and major injuries Surat Police had registered 23 cases related to torching police stations and police chowkies and assault on policemen Apart from this over 82 more offences related to such violence were registered with the Surat Police This led to the loss to the tune of Rs 35 crore in Surat it added Hardik knew media takes serious note of his statements and the telecast of the same statements in the news channel creates good impact on the Patidar community With this in mind Hardik had made the statement of killing policemen as an alternate to committing suicide police added Eight offences had been registered against Hardik in different districts Police told the court that the investigation was at a crucial stage and they were working to gather more evidence which includes verifying the witnesses against Hardik The police also stated that if Hardik was given bail he will damage the evidence or influence the witness in the case The PAAS convenor had been charged under Sections 124 (A) 115 and 201 of the IPC by Surat Police on October 18 for allegedly making statements against the police Hardik was arrested for a second time by Surat police on October 20 from Rajkot and a local court later sent him to judicial custody The defence lawyer had filed a bail application with Surat district court on November 13 and the first hearing was conducted on November 16 followed by a second hearing on November 18 For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: December 7 2016 10:24 pm Top News Researchers including one of Indian origin have developed a low-cost paper-based skin patch that changes colour to indicate different levels of hydration which may be used by marathon runners and military personnel to help prevent dehydration “Hydration in humans is a delicate parameter” said Babak Ziaie professor at Purdue University in the US “Even small deviations such as 2 per cent from normal levels can affect a person’s cognitive and physical performance by more than 30 per cent” said Ziaie Watch What Else Is Making News The palm-size patch consists of filter paper that is laser-machined to create a radial array of strips which are laminated with a water-impermeable film to form microchannels The channels are loaded with a water-activated dye at one end As sweat secretion increases the strips are activated sequentially changing from blue to red and providing easily identifiable levels of moisture loss Conventional methods for monitoring hydration are either invasive require non-portable equipment or do not yield results immediately “In comparison our approach is a fast user-friendly dermal patch for collecting and measuring sweat secretion And our fabrication process could be scaled up to large-volume manufacturing” Ziaie said The patch was tested at a sweating rate of 90 microliters per hour over a square centimetre of skin which corresponds to normal human sweat rates “We have talked to many experts including marathon directors the Ironman World Championship Olympic triathlon athletes and many collegiate and professional coaches athletes race directors and EMTs to validate the need for this kind of product” said graduate student Vaibhav Jain For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 22 2017 8:10 pm Airtel and Tata Teleservices have partnered to facilitate easy transition of latter’s subscribers on Airtel’s network Related News Airtel and Tata Teleservices have partnered to facilitate easy transition of latter’s subscribers on Airtel’s network Under this partnership? – The game plan was for the pacers to bowl back of the length after the initial new ball burst. low pitch.

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