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It was suggested that top priority should be given to conservation of the Capitol Complex. Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Shoukry’s trip to Israel comes after he visited the West Bank city of Ramallah on June 29. (AP| File Photo) Top News Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was heading to Israel on Sunday? this is my favourite city for many, For all the latest Sports News, Ramya, brand and sold to farmers in the nearby villages. "Telangana has reported the worst monsoon deficit in the country this kharif season.. The inadequate monsoon has driven many farmers to the edge of despair" NDTV reporterUma Sudhir said "I don’t see too many chances of a recovery" director general of the Indian Meteorological department Lakshman Singh Rathore told NDTV while talking about the poor monsoon in the country’s newest state this year Amid fears of a failedmonsoon a wet July improved the situation substantially in many parts of the country But Telangana was not so fortunate According to a report in Mint the rainfall figures in the state is totally insufficient to offer any hope to the agrarian class "Between 1 June and 5 August 2014 the rainfall deficit in Telangana stood at 48% of the long period average—as against 19% for the entire country Overall low rainfall in the state to make matters worse for farmers was punctuated by prolonged dry spells In June three weeks recorded deficits of 83% 73% and 82% while in the third week of July the rainfall deficit was 69%"—the Mint report said Neither the drought nor the farmer suicides are new in Telangana The saddest part todate is that there has been no long-term planning to fight thissituation which arises every year "The spectre of drought is a constant feature in Telangana especially since no attempts have been made to fight it on a long term basis with the implementation of permanent anti-drought measures The problem is made worse as irrigation is underdeveloped there has been no industrialization nor has any skill development taken place in the region The result is that a majority of the people the poor and the landless are at the mercy of nature Only a copious monsoon can assure them of at least three months of wages Or else they leave their hearths and homes and migrate to distant cities in search of livelihood"—PL Vishweshwer Rao wrote in a piece Telangana: A Tale of Unmitigated Misery What is worrisome is that despite this climbing graph in farmer suicides authorities have not displayed much political will to seriously address the issue ad have instead resorted to their time tested strategy of blame games With the new state still being in its nascent stage this has only become a political tool to pass the buck on neighbouring Anndhra Pradesh "I will only blame the political system the Seemandhra leaders and their mindset They never tried to give water to Telangana farmers" Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao told NDTV Lack of farsightedness among political leaders is not only pushing the farming class into further depression it has also managed to create a hole in the country’s economy due to mindless announcements of loan waivers for political gains These waivers only manage to widen the fiscal deficit pulling the Gross Domestic Product index further down On Tuesday Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said that no major crop damages werecaused by Cyclone Phailin last year in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Yet the state governments announced massive loan waivers ahead of the parliamentary and Assembly polls this year in these states "While the quantum of affected farm loan in Andhra is around Rs 87000 crore it is over Rs 40000 crore in the new state"— a report in The Economic Times said Another major problem that has come up is the absence of a trickle down effect of the steps taken by the Centre to tackle the situation caused by a bad monsoon Most of the Centre’s directives are advisories in nature and there is hardly any effective mechanism to monitor its implementation on the ground On 11 July this year Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sanjeev Kumar Balyan informed Rajya Sabha that "contingency plans for 500 districts for implementing location specific interventions to sustain agriculture production in the eventuality of weak monsoon/deficient rainfall" are in place This statement clearly stands in opposition if juxtaposed against the number of farmer suicides in the span of last two months "States have been advised to ensure availability of short duration and drought tolerant varieties of seeds so as to be in a position to supply them to farmers in case such a need arises States have also been advised to keep asides 10 percent of funds available under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and other schemes for undertaking appropriate interventions to mitigate any situation arising out of deficient rainfall States have also been requested to construct water harvesting structures restore irrigation infrastructure by desilting canals; energising tubewells replacing/repairing faulty pumps and arranging power to meet irrigation needs" read Balyan’s statement in Parliament The instructions sound good on paper but there is no methodology provided to channelise the benefits to the deserving beneficiaries particularly in the suicide-prone zones Of late Telangana has turned to Israeli technology to maximise its farm output using minimum water A report in The Hindu said that "as many as 72 constituencies in the state had no water and had to depend on rain-fed agriculture" besides "an acute shortage of groundwater" If Telangana is seriously serious about bringing in foreign technology to its barren farmlands the state would perhaps see a lesser number of widows and orphans become victims of a withered land WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some 10000 US M-16 rifles and other military supplies worth about $179 million arrived in Iraq this week as US troops pushed ahead with training and supplying Iraqi security forces battling Islamic State fighters the Pentagon said on Tuesday The update on US efforts to arm Iraqi troops followed an unusual detailed briefing last week on preparations for an operation this spring to retake Iraq’s second biggest city Mosul from Islamic State militants Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren said 10000 red-dot optical sights and 100000 ammunition magazines were also sent to Iraq part of an expedited foreign military financing deal that was completed in 22 days a quarter the normal time Thousands of Kevlar helmets and body armour plus 250 armoured mine resistant vehicles were delivered to Iraq in January Warren said the United States sent 232 Hellfire missiles to Iraqi forces on Feb 15 adding to the 1570 sent last year He said radios for the armoured vehicles would arrive next month Last week an official at the US military’s Central Command told reporters that American and coalition troops would soon begin training Iraqi forces who are due to participate in the assault to retake Mosul The official said an Iraqi and Kurdish force of 20000 to 25000 was needed for the offensive which could take place as soon as April or May if troops were ready Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have complained in a letter to President Barack Obama that the military had "briefed our own war plans to our enemy" On Tuesday Warren declined to comment on whether too much had been said at the briefing or to characterize it as a mistake "I think it was important that . CentCom (Central Command) conducted a briefing last week It’s important that we’re as transparent as we can be with both the press and the American public so that they understand what . we’re trying to do" he said Central Command has not regularly briefed on the campaign against Islamic State other than to release figures about its daily air strikes Much of the information shared at the briefing had already been made public either through testimony by officials in congressional hearings or in media reports on the conflicts in Iraq and Syria (Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Toni Reinhold) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed The stop-Modi campaign by the Congress launched in the final leg of elections to the Lok Sabha is nothing but a sign of the party’s desperation said Bharatiya Janata Party national spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman On the sidelines of a press conference in Ahmedabad Sitharaman told Firstpost "The Congress has displayed now that it cannot live without power Its hunger for power and its desperation is driving it to this" BJP national spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman gestures as she addresses a press conference in Ahmedabad AFP Congress leaders yesterday mentioned their "complete flexibility" on participating in any non-NDA formation In addition Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said at a press conference on Friday that he saw "no great possibility" of Narendra Modi becoming prime minister Even if the NDA finishes well ahead of the Congress/UPA there would be difficulty in stitching up the support of regional parties Chavan said hinting that the Congress is resting its hopes on the NDA finishing somewhat well short of the 272-mark Asked whether the BJP was considering such a scenario Sitharaman said the party is absolutely certain that the NDA will comfortably cross the halfway mark "Even the uncertain and doubtful who had questions on whether there is a third front whether there is a regional party they too see now that a Modi-led BJP and the BJP-led NDA is a complete constructive alternative for a better India" At the press conference Sitharaman came down strongly on the Congress’s late proposal for a sub-quota or ‘OBC’ quota for Muslims "This is another example of how they do not know what issue to raise and when" she said pointing out that the UPA had been in power ten years and had they really wanted to make such a move had plenty of time to do so During the UP Assembly election Salman Khurshid who was then law minister made some comments on such a reservation in Farrukhabad Sitharaman said going on to say that theminister later backtracked then challenged the EC when the BJP protested before the matter ended with the intervention of the prime minister "This is being done by the Congress to simply confuse voters" she said On questions regarding Priyanka Gandhi’s statements about the BJP Sitharaman said "I will answer any individual but in what capacity is she speaking for the Congress Is she a senior Congress leader" The Congress is facing a challenge of leadership she said calling it a "first family under siege" with senior leaders refusing to take election tickets and others returning them Taking on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s comment in Assam that he saw no wave in favour of Modi Sitharaman said "The prime minister believes the media is building this wave DOes the media own up to that" Calling the Modi wave a historical one of the kind seen at important milestones in the history of the country she said the "wave" is nobody’s creation It is more than just an anti-incumbency mood "It is a feeling for India it is a struggle for a change in the direction in which India is being governed" she said | Published: May 28 2016 12:30 am Top News PM’s advice to MPs Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked Congress MPs to be on the alert to see that bureaucracy did not misuse powers given to it She said MPs should move to their constituencies go to villages work among the people and involve themselves in the implementation of the 20-point economic programme She expressed unhappiness that local people in some parts of the country were not letting the landless build houses and till the land for which they had been given leases MPs’ must move around in these parts and do their best to redress the grievances of those who were being denied the benefits of the 20-point economic programme she said Afghan constitution The constitution of the Afghan Republic the draft of which was expected to be ready by the end of the year will provide for a parliamentary form of government said Afghan ambassador to India Abdul Raham Pazhwak The constitution will draw inspiration from the basic laws of other non-aligned developing countries including India After the constitution is promulgated elections to Parliament will be held on the basis of adult franchise The constitution of Afghanistan was abrogated and its parliament dissolved when Mohammed Daoud took over as the country’s president and prime minister Ethics code for press The need for according legislative sanction to the 14-point code of journalistic ethics is under the consideration of the government minister of information and broadcasting VC Shukla told the Lok Sabha The central committee of editors recommended that the code be accorded the sanctity of law Nehru remembered The nation paid homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 12th death anniversary In Delhi large crowds visited Shanthi Vana and placed flowers on Nehru’s samadhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 2 2017 12:59 am Top News Lost and with no way to go home Satyaram Paswan (65) woke up at Diamond Harbour hospital with no familiar face nearby His family long since assuming he was “lost” at the Ganga Sagar Mela had returned to their native Hazipur in Bihar The district administration and police turned to amateur radio operators for help Within 48 hours Paswan was reunited with his family giving the government a possible way to handle the many missing cases at the mela every year “We thought he had gotten lost or was dead He can’t speak Bangla or Hindi so it was impossible to communicate with doctors Somehow he has come back to us This is nothing short of a miracle” Satyaram’s son Pradip Paswan told The Indian Express The West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur Club) comprises of individuals from different ages — ranging from school students to social workers With support from the South-24 Parganas administration and police and in association with the state Inter Agency Group (IAG) the club was looking to aid those who lost their loved ones in the mela Paswan’s case however was “unique” Watch What Else Is Making News “He was admitted to the hospital unconscious and without any ID on him He wasn’t able to communicate with doctors the police or the administration When we got to know about the case we sent out messages to different parts of the country – to the network of amateur radio operators We were able to figure out that he was from Bihar and then the district We contacted the police sending photographs of him and after that they tracked down the family” said Ambarish Nag Biswas secretary Bengal Amateur Radio Club Ganga Sagar Mela also known as Ganga Sagar Yatra or Ganga Snan is the annual gathering of pilgrims to take a dip in the Ganga where the river merges with the Bay of Bengal at Makar Sankranti in Sagar Island Famous globally and a key focus of the state government’s religious tourism plans the mela is also the second-largest congregation of humanity in the world after the Kumbh Mela in UP “Every years a number of people get lost and it is always a major problem for us Every year we take precautions and change our tactics but the sheer scale makes instantaneous connections very important This year the amateur radio operators have helped us tremendously” said an official “This is a possible solution for future as well as past cases There are many people who come to Diamond Harbour hospital with no way to go back We are trying to track those people and their families” added Biswas For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top Newstwo months since the creation of Telangana.Laxmi Niwas Mishra.

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