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Happiness is evident from their faces ??#EZRA opened with humongous first day gross pictwittercom/TziYFs8S3g — POFFACTIO (@Poffactio) February 11 2017 Reports said that film theatres have added extra shows to accommodate the interests of the audience as Ezra is now holding the number one spot at the box office In Hebrew Ezra means “cry for help” which is also linked to the theme of the film The director has explored Kerala’s Jewish background a road less travelled by the filmmakers in the Malayalam film industry The film is majorly shot at Fort Kochi which was once home to a thriving-Jewish community However now it only has a handful of Jews living in the area who serve as the living testimony to their community’s long history in the God’s own country For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: August 13 2013 4:32 am Related News To reduce povertyIndia needs to concentrate on promoting healthcare and education of the poor Martin Ravallion It is sometimes argued that a country such as Indiaaiming to eliminate absolute povertyshould only be concerned about economic growthand not worry about inequality Is that right Yesgrowth is (typically) good for the poor but it is no less true that inequality is (typically) bad for the poor There is little doubt that poverty reduction does tend to come with aggregate growththough not alwaysand not to the same degree The same rate of (positive) growth can bring anything from rapid poverty reduction to little or no progressdepending on initial inequality The more unequally the pie is sharedthe less the poor gain from increases in the size of the pie The same inequalities tend to impede economic growth Given credit market failurespoor people cannot borrow to finance productive investmentssuch as schooling for their children So the more poor people in an economythe more unexploited opportunities for investment and growth there will beand hencethe longer poverty will persist There is less growth and less of it reaches poor people Inequality can also restrict cooperation in societysuch that key public goods are under-providedor desirable economic and political reforms are blocked by coalitions keen to preserve the status quo The upshot of these observations is that we should not be posing the policy choice as growth versus redistribution That is not where the key policy challenges are found for India today Ratherthey lie in how best to address the inequalities that impede future growth and poverty reduction as an important element of a growth-oriented reform agenda But it is not just income inequality that matters I would argue that Indias inequalities in human development are currently doing greater harm Equitablebroad-based education is the key to assuring that the gains from technical progress and economic growth are widely shared Indias huge inequalities in human development represent not only lost economic opportunities todaybut breed an inequitable growth process going forward While India has seen higher growth rates since the early 1990s and poverty rates have thankfully been fallingthe antecedent inequalitiesespecially in schoolinghave meant that the countrys poor have shared less in that growth than they could have Inequalities in education attainments interact strongly with Indias growth process in determining the impact of that growth on poverty This interaction effect is evident when one compares rates of poverty reduction across states of India The gains to poor people from higher farm yields have not varied much across states But the responsiveness of poverty to non-farm output growth has varied greatly The non-farm growth process has been significantly more poverty-reducing in the states with initially higher literacy rates That makes sense; the more educatedbetter fed and healthier poor people arethe better their chances of participating in the opportunities created by an expanding non-farm market economyand contributing to that expansion (In this respectChinas poor had a huge initial advantage in their health and education at the time its market-oriented reforms began in the late 1970s) And literacy helps ensure that poor people can effectively access the public services that help them escape poverty This is not news The importance of mass education has long been acknowledged in India Indeedfree compulsory education to the age of 14 is a directive principle of the Constitution Howeverimplementation has lagged considerablywith large geographic differences and often poor quality schooling across the country Addressing Indias inequalities in health and education is crucial for faster long-term progress against povertybut it is not the only thing that matters Rural economic growth has long been crucial to more rapid poverty reductionboth from the agriculture and unskilled-labour intensive services sectors For many decadesthere has been too little growth coming from the rural sectorwhile the urban economic growth process has been disappointing in its impact on poverty There are encouraging signs of change since the early 1990snotably with urban growth processes starting to have more impact on overall poverty While that is good newsIndia still has a long way to go to assure that its poor can participate inand contribute tothe countrys growth The health and education of poor people must have high priority if India is to see accelerated poverty reductionas well as for human development more broadly That is not what we have seen historicallywhere the emphasis has gone more on the health and education of non-poor people Fixing the public delivery systems to assure better education and health for Indias poor deserves to be put centrestage in discussions of how to attain more equitable growth Direct interventions against poverty through transfers (of cash or kind) and self-targeted workfare schemes have long had a long history in India These have an important role in fighting povertyand I do not think India spends too much on social protection But poverty reduction is about promotion as well as protectiondrawing on a useful distinction made by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen some years back The balance between these two aspects is arguably the most important thing to get right in fighting poverty In IndiaI would argue that the greater attention is needed on promotion In Chinaby contrastI would argue that a shift toward protection is called for Protection programmes can also be designed to help more with promotion Transfers can help compensate poor families for the costs of schoolingincluding the forgone wages of the children Workfare schemes can help build durable assets Targeting always comes up in discussions about anti-poverty policies Finely targeted policies can be good for protection but bad for promotionby imposing high costs on poor people when they try to escape poverty by other means The writera former director of the World Banks research departmentholds the Edmond D Villani Chair of Economics at Georgetown UniversityUS For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: August 14 2017 2:25 pm Maryam Zakaria is all set for Kapil Sharma’s Firangi Related News Iranian-Swedish actor and model Maryam Zakaria who performed to the Bollywood track Dil mera muft ka alongside actor Kareena Kapoor Khan in 2012 is excited about her special dance song in comedian and actor Kapil Sharma’s second film Firangi “It feels great to be a part of Firangi movie I have done a special dance song in Firangi movie with my favourite Kapil Sharma This song is very special for me as after my Grand Masti movie I am back on the screen with a very big song” she told IANS “I worked very hard to be back in shape and I am happy to come back to Bollywood with such an amazing song Thanks to Kapil Sharma and the director Rajiv Dhingra who felt that I was the right one for this song” she added The song has been choreographed by Chinni Prakash Directed by Rajiv Dhingra Firangi stars Kapil Sharma Ishita Dutta and Monica Gill in the lead roles In the film Kapil Sharma plays the character of a local boy who falls for an NRI girl While Monica Gill plays his love interest Ishita Dutta also plays a significant part in the movie Few reports also suggested that Kapil had to lose a lot of weight to look his part in the film Meanwhile Kapil’s health is also a big question The comedian-actor’s bad health has been making headlines of late He reportedly fainted thrice on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show It is said that Kapil’s back-to-back shoots is a major reason for his failing health For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri | Published: May 19 2012 3:26 am Related News This Champions League final offers many compelling storylines The UEFA Champions League 2012 final is set to unfold on Saturday night at the Allianz Arena in Munichpitting Chelsea and Bayern Munichtwo teams with starkly different fortunes and futures In football-passionate Europethe domestic leagues and the Champions League are national pastimes And while there are many compelling storylines woven into this Champions Leaguea few in particular stand out An England versus Germany final always stirs the soulespecially now when neither country has been a powerhouse in the international football circuit for years Having relinquished its earlier dominanceGermany has a younger squad led by two Bayern starsBastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Gomezand finds itself on the cusp of a revival of sorts Englandon the other handis bidding a forlorn farewell to the stars of yoreepitomised by John Terry and Frank Lampard the faces of Englands workmanlike ethic and effortbut futility on the international forum Chelsea is fresh from a bittersweet English Premier League seasonwhere it finished below expectations It is a team celebrating its aging heroes under the guidance of an interim managerRoberto Di Matteoand an impatient ownerRoman Abramovich The Russian ownership is preparing to revamp the roster and the personnel with an influx of funds that is dwarfed only by the amount poured into Manchester City Chelsea is set to bid farewell to its greatest eraone featuring TerryLampardand the Ivorians Didier Drogba and Michael Essien Bayern too has had a less than stellar season it has relinquished the Bundesliga title and German Cup to Borussia Dortmundand seen its star players succumb to conflictpoor form or injuries With its stars returning to formfocus and fitnessBayernled by SchweinsteigerGomezFranck Ribery and Arjen Robbenis expected to become the first club to win the Champions League in its home arena and to revive its reputation as one of the premier clubs in the world It is easy to draw parallels between the teams in the Champions League final and their respective national squads in the upcoming football mega-event next monththe Euro 2012which kicks off in Poland and Ukraine on June 8 Bayern is expected to win the Champions League finalsgiven its younger and virtually full-strength squadwith home stadium advantageno less SimilarlyGermany enters the Euro 2012 as a favouriteon the basis of its all-round ability and youthful squad Chelsea limps into the Champions League as a heavy underdog at less than full strengthmissing Terry and other vital membersplaying at their opponents home stadiumalthough likely to be well-represented by fans England too harbours no illusions about its expectations from the Euro Like ChelseaEngland will be happy to be at Euro 2012 but can hardly be considered a title favourite The Champions League and the Euro 2012 are relevant this year beyond the excitement that these events traditionally generate Football has proven to be a great levellerproviding joy and entertainment like no other sporttaking emotion and passion to a whole new level Given the contextthe two tournaments could be the beacon of hope that Europe needs as it reels from political and economic setbacks across the European Union It has been a difficult few months for Europe In a domino effect political bigwigs and incumbents in many countries have fallenthanks to the macroeconomic scene and disgruntled voters The very fabric of the EU has come into question and Germanythe EUs most powerful economyfinds itself isolated and uncertain Now more than everit needs an exhilarating Champions League final that will grip the attention of Europeset the tone for Euro 2012 and generate optimism at a time of crisis Munich witnessed one of the most shocking sports tragedies at the 1972 Olympics Nowthe Champions League final has to live up to its billing and give MunichGermany and finally a financially embattled continent the pure joy that only the beautiful game affords The writer is a sports [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News FARAH Afghanistan (Reuters) – In fields less than a 10-minute drive from the intelligence headquarters of Afghanistan’s remote western province of Farah farmers are planting their first illegal opium crop of the year Taliban insurgents control half of the region bordering Iran government officials estimate In one district Khaki Safed the sacked local government chief refuses to step down Worried villagers there say a former Taliban commander is leading an armed band several dozen strong who have pledged allegiance to Islamic State Farah offers a prime example of Afghanistan’s nexus between Islamist militancy crime opium and Kabul’s feeble grip on power Residents say problems escalated after foreign troops withdrew in early 2013 and locals in Farah’s most lawless areas say the breakdown in order is complete "There are four administrations in Khaki Safed" said Benyamin Akhunzada a bearded farmer in his 50s keeping warm with a traditional wool shawl over his shoulders "One is the governor Another is Afghan local police Another is the Taliban Another is Daish" he added using the title popular in South Asia for Islamic State "These four administrations are harassing locals None of them serve the nation but just take advantage" said Akhunzada speaking in the provincial capital also named Farah The poppy grower ends up with 4-6 kg (9-13 lbs) of opium to sell after he has handed over a portion of his produce each year to rival armed groups in the form of "taxes" He sells what is left to smugglers who this year paid 9450 Afghanis ($165) per kg of the plastic-wrapped gum Asif Nang Farah’s incoming governor said he was struggling to impose his writ on unruly districts "Security is a priority" he told Reuters at his heavily fortified compound in Farah city guarded by dozens of men "I focus most of my time at the district level . but unfortunately due to the weak management of governors’ offices we have a lot of work to do" TALIBAN "ACT LIKE GODFATHERS" Akhunzada’s crop and his commercial links to armed groups and criminals illustrate a nationwide problem Farah has doubled its poppy harvest in five years is Afghanistan’s third largest opium producing region and occupies a key position in the narcotics smuggling network Afghanistan produces about 90 percent of the world’s illicit opiates making narcotics a major revenue source for overlapping networks of the Taliban mafia-like gangs and politicians Andrey Avetisyan the regional head for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said narcotics posed the greatest threat to stability in Afghanistan and last year’s record poppy crop could be exceeded in 2015 The United Nations estimates the farm gate value of opium was $850 million in 2014 with the export value far higher and says the Taliban earns tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars a year by taxing the trade The Taliban which wants to re-impose strict sharia or Islamic law across Afghanistan says it does not force growers to pay for poppy cultivation but accepts voluntary contributions from anyone A report for the UN Security Council this month said the Taliban was financed more and more by heroin laboratories illegal ruby and emerald mines and kidnapping "They are increasingly acting more like ‘godfathers’ than a ‘government in waiting’" it said Such vested interests could complicate efforts to negotiate peace as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants to do Last year a record number of Afghan civilians were killed in militant violence as well as around 5000 security personnel as NATO wound down its 13-year combat mission and under-equipped local forces struggled to cope "FIGHT TO THE LAST DROP OF BLOOD" Among the biggest challenges for Kabul is wresting back control of outlying regions Major-General Taj Mohammad Jahid commander of the Western region for the Afghan National Army recently visited Farah "Overall (opium) is a point of concern . for all Afghans but the government will fight against it" he told Reuters "We are not concerned about small groups like the Taliban or Daish who hide themselves in mountains or caves We will fight to the last drop of blood against those who are against our law and people" ? Like Mehdi, This marking scheme is applicable for?Written by Screen Correspondent | Mumbai | Updated: November 7 The existing landing system at the airport allows operations only when the visibility is minimum 800 metres. Among the 64 organisations were four Indian-American community associations — American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin,they were shot in different formats. The remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: June 9.

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