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Letter writers should mention their postal address and phone number The winner receives books worth `1000 PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative is a laudable endeavour However much more needs to be done for it to be a success Thousands of villages across the country continue to be deprived of internet connectivity — the widening digital gap between country’s urban and rural parts needs to be bridged (‘Need tech push to bridge divide: PM’ IE July 2) For this the government needs to pool in resources with private players The Centre and states should collaborate as arguing over “rights of way” is a waste of public time and money M Jeyaram Sholavandan Strategic silence The prime minister’s silence on the allegations of the Congress about the BJP ministers may be strategic (‘In a corner’ IE Telescope July 2) A PM cannot speak about daily accusations when most of them are sourced from the tweets of a disgruntled businessman Perhaps he is waiting and collecting evidence to silence the Congress once and for all However timing is of the essence in politics and a “silent too long” PM could cost the BJP YG Chouksey Pune Dignity sacrosanct The SC has ruled out any kind of mediation in rape cases by stating that the dignity of women is sacrosanct This would give relief to victims and their families The culprits using muscle or money would often force victims to reach a compromise and thus escape the law Instead of giving relief to the culprits law officers ought to ensure they are adequately punished because no one has the right to encroach upon the dignity of others Arun Goyal Patiala Secure Rights This refers to the article ‘Because of the 44th amendment’ (IE July 2) Every Indian will be relieved by the emphatic assertion of lawyer Shanti Bhushan that the 44th Amendment to the Constitution has practically plugged the possibility of another suspension of important fundamental rights under Articles 19 and 21 Of course nothing can prevent a despot from annulling the Constitution itself The most shocking detail of Bhushan’s narrative however is the fact that four of the five judges on the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court went to the extent of saying that “even if a person was illegally deprived of his life for no reason there was no legal remedy” VChandramohan Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: July 15 2017 12:57 am Shab movie review:Raveena Tandon plays a rich man’s bored wife but you wish her character had been written with more depth Related News Shab movie cast:Raveena Tandon Ashish Bisht Arpita Chatterjee Simon Frenay Areesz Ganddi Raj Suri Shab movie director: Onir Shab movie rating:15 stars Shab offers up slices of Delhi life : awkward but athletic young men strutting their stuff on the ramp high-society hi-jinks middle-aged women and their muscular ‘personal trainers’ gay designers with an eye for fresh flesh wounded women of the night and so on This has been explored before Madhur Bhandarkar got a whole film ( Page 3) out of the rich and the famous and the good-looking and their ugly peccadilloes The subject keeps surfacing : what people do why they do those things and the gaps between intent and execution are all endlessly fascinating Given Onir’s experience in creating interesting characters grappling with the kind of personal demons not usually seen in Bollywood especially in his last outing ‘I Am’ ‘Shab’ should have been a far more accomplished film But this is a sloppy choppy piece of work There are interesting faces here Newcomer Ashish Bisht playing a ‘desi’ boy desperate to become a model leaves an impression He’s also the most detailed character and a few things he does – picking up a godawful garment using broken English to impress—is life-like The others don’t fare so well Raveena Tandon plays a rich man’s bored wife but you wish her character had been written with more depth Why is her marriage in the doldrums Does her husband play the field or is she by instinct a cougar There’s a French guy ( Frenay) with a sad past and a short-haired woman ( Chatterjee) with a fraught present but again they are drawn sketchily A predatory gay mentor-to-hopeful-boys ( Suri) shows up So does a man left hanging by a flighty boy-friend All these are characters fleshed properly could have given us a film But there’s simply not enough and we remain uninvested uninterested For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 28 2017 11:35 pm Top News KOLKATA POLICE on Tuesday summoned authorities of Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in connection with the alleged case of medical negligence that caused the death of a patient Police sources said the authorities had been asked to appear before them on Wednesday Phoolbagan police officials have also asked for all documents related to the case Watch What Else is Making News “There are many documents that need to be verified and is important that they be verified” said a police officer The state health department is also carrying out a separate probe On Tuesday a six-member health department team visited the hospital and found the deceased Sanjoy Roy was brought there on February 16 at around 230 pm but treatment started around 530 pm Sources said the team found the first check-up was done after the family paid Rs 30000 at around 510 pm Roy’s family had earlier alleged the hospital had refused to treat him unless money was deposited According to sources the team recorded statements of doctors on why it took them two hours to start treatment Health department sources said the probe has so far revealed there was delay in treatment “It is yet to be ascertained if money was the sole reason behind the delay” said a source The probe team was constituted by the state government to look into allegations made by Roy’s family The family alleged that Apollo had refused to shift Roy to a government hospital unless dues were settled and that he delay caused his death The team is likely to visit the hospital again on Wednesday A report will be submitted to the Chief Minister’s Office soon based on which the government will initiate action Meanwhile Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is now likely to focus on private hospitals and nursing homes in districts where complaints of overcharging patients are rampant The chief minister will talk to authorities of private hospitals and nursing homes in the districts during her periodic visits state secretariat sources said Tuesday WITH PTI For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: October 31 2014 3:03 am Related News This time the internal affairs of India would appear to have meddled with its international commitments Amid confusion over the extent to which the names of the 627 Indian nationals with accounts with HSBC in Geneva can be shared by the government India has deferred signing the multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (CAA) at the OECD’s global tax forum This is the template for the automatic sharing of overseas account details among signatory nations which the NDA government had pledged to support at the G20 summit in Brisbane Unlike the 65 nations which signed up this week however India cannot guarantee the confidentiality of shared data This is because the Supreme Court required the NDA government to reveal the names behind all the HSBC accounts even as the government wanted to limit disclosure to prosecutable account holders When election rhetoric is smoothly rendered into government policy and absolutely nothing is lost in translation such embarrassments must result The black money issue had served the BJP well as a poll plank demonising persons unknown It also suggested that public naming and shaming would follow if the NDA came to power But while Baba Ramdev could stir hearts and minds with the idea a government must be more circumspect in its pursuit of black money for fear of stirring up trouble instead The present government has tried to avoid full disclosure on the plea that confidentiality clauses of the international treaties under which India is seeking information could be broken While the UPA had gone along with full disclosure the NDA has tried to introduce a privacy argument suggesting that it would be unfair to disclose names against whom no case can be made of tax avoidance Through it all its reluctance to take the Supreme Court into confidence is mystifying since the list of account holders has been available with the Special Investigation Team set up by the very same court Recently the government had resolved to bring all agencies and offices involved in the pursuit of black money under a unified command to streamline the process of soliciting information from other governments Ten days later all is confusion While pleading for fairness by invoking privacy concerns the government has released the titles of three accounts publicly and provided the rest under sealed cover which is wholly unfair And having failed to sign the CAA in Berlin it is far away from delivering on the BJP’s election promise For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWeeks after cancelling the Uyghur political leader Dolkun Isa’s visa and subsequently denying visas to two other activists Hong Kong-based Kay Wong and Lu Jinghua — all of whom were to visit Dharamsala to attend a conference — there appears to be fresh tension over the issue The Home Ministry recently received a letter from the Ministry of External Affairs complaining about not being consulted on the issue In a letter dated 9 May Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar wrote that “any revocation [of visa] in the future be done in consultation with this ministry” reports The Hindu Representational image Reuters The letter sent by Jaishankar and also marked to National Security Adviser Ajit Doval further said “It would help to better manage the political and media fallout from such decisions” EarlierExternal Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that no conference had taken place in Dharamsala which was widely reported to be an anti-Beijing congregation "There was no conference Certain individuals had come to India to meet Dalai Lama As you are aware the Dalai Lama is a respected spiritual leader and there is absolutely no bar on foreigners coming to India to have a religious or spiritual audience with him" he said But several attendees to the conference countered the government’s actions and criticised what they called “conflicting statements” reports The Hindu Lu Jinghua a US-based dissident and Ray Wong a pro-democracy activist had applied for Indian visas to attend the meeting in the last week of April in the northern hill town of Dharamsala the base of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama India rejects accusations that it is caving in to Chinese pressure to stop dissidents travelling to the country saying that it had cancelled a tourist visa it had granted to exiled Dolkun Isa who was due to attend the same conference China blames unrest that has killed hundreds of people in its far western region of Xinjiang on Uighur militants looking to establish an independent state for the mostly Muslim Uighur minority Some Uighur activists says government restrictions on human rights fuels discontent not radical Islam However China denies violating human rights A senior Indian government official said there were valid reasons for the denial of visas to the two Chinese activists Lu’s visa documents were illegible and there was inconsistency about the purpose of her visit while Wong’s documents included data inconsistencies said the official who declined to be identified "At the airport the Air India staff simply told me that I couldn’t board as my visa was cancelled" Lu had told India Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has sought to be more assertive with its neighbours including China and increase its influence but it is also keen to deepen economic ties with China and attract its investment Uighur activist Isa is executive chairman of Munich-based World Uyghur Congress which promotes democracy and human rights China accuses Isa of backing armed separatists in Xinjiang and its foreign ministry told media this week that Isa was wanted by Chinese police and was also on an Interpol "red notice" wanted list With inputs from agencies Shreya Shah The 2017-18 budget is an opportunity for the government to concentrate on improving school education for over 2605 million children who enrolled in elementary and secondary school in 2015-16–children who will form the core of India’s working-age population one billion by 2030 the largest in the world “Business as usual” will not solve the problem submitted Pratham an education nonprofit in a pre-budget consultation with India’s finance ministry “Unless major shifts are undertaken on an urgent basis to build children’s foundational skills we are losing huge opportunities each year for improving the life chances of an entire generation of children and youth in this country” the consultation note added IndiaSpend reached out to the education ministry for a comment on the 2017-18 budget but we had not received a response at the time of publishing (This story will be updated if and when the ministry responds) Higher education dominated last year’s education budget (with an increase of 13% over the 2015-16 budget) and the conversation about education–with policies for improving the quality and ranking of higher education creation of a higher-education financing agency and approval of new higher-education institutes–even though only 342 million enrolled in higher education institutions in 2014-15 or a seventh or fewer than those enrolled in school In contrast the school education and literacy budget increased 32 percent in 2016-17 compared to 2015-16 revised budget estimates according to union budget data Over the financial year 2016-17 the central government allocated Rs 43554 crore to school education and literacy and Rs 28840 crore to higher education Source: Union Budget 2016-17: School Education & Literacy Higher Education Low school outcomes result in a less-productive workforce In 2014 though the government implemented a programme ‘Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat (If India learns India advances)’ to improve early grade reading writing and math data on learning outcomes do not show improvements in rural schools For instance elementary school education in public and private schools is plagued with low outcomes–461 percent of grade I rural children couldn’t read letters in 2016 while 399 percent couldn’t recognise numbers 1 to 9 according to the Annual Status of Education Report If children do not have basic education–reading writing comprehension and math skills – India will have a workforce that is unproductive not fit to be hired and unprepared for higher education or skill development Source: Annual Status of Education Report 2016 “It is clear that for quality and outcomes to improve in higher education much more focus and investment is needed in elementary education” wrote Rukmini Banerji chief executive officer of Pratham in an email to IndiaSpend The low level of education is also reflected in a drop in secondary school enrolments In 2015-16 8894 percent of primary school-age students enrolled in primary school compared to 5126 percent of secondary-age students in secondary school according to data from the Unified District Information System for Education 2017-18 budget should focus on improving school outcomes Along with increasing the amount spent on education the budget also needs to be restructured to focus on learning outcomes and monitoring of quality “There is a significantly low proportion spent on learning enhancement” while more attention is paid to inputs such as schools and books said Avani Kapur senior researcher at Accountability Initiative a New-Delhi based nonprofit She explained that the NITI Aayog the government think-tank plans to start ranking states using the school education quality index one indicator of which would be school learning outcomes “Orienting the budget more towards learning outcomes could move this agenda forward” she added Further delays in decision-making and fund-flows have led to major delays in programme implementation according to Pratham’s note to the finance ministry Even though the school year begins in April in most schools learning enhancement programmes often get implemented between September and November wasting much of the school year The government does not monitor learning outcomes regularly For instance the annual report on schools includes information on enrolment and number of teachers but not on the quality of education The government started a school standards and evaluation programme called ‘Shala Siddhi’ in 2013 which is primarily based on self-assessment by schools and school examinations Until now no report has been published as the government is collecting information from the states according to a person who works with the programme Representational photo AFP One government measure of learning the National Achievement Survey will now be conducted every year instead of every three years according to press release from the Ministry of Human Resource Development But the education ministry should ensure states know how to conduct measurements well and that available data are used to improve learning according to Pratham’s pre-budget submission to the finance ministry The ministry of human resource development prepared an outcome budget for 2016-17 outlining activities and effects on enrolment gender equality and more But there was no clear outcome on learning levels The budget outlined one outcome as “enhanced learning levels and retention” with no specific measures for the outcome One way of improving learning outcomes through the budget could be through outcome-linked financing suggested Kapur the researcher at Accountability Initiative For instance the central government could provide 10 percent of aid to the states only if they reach certain pre-decided outcomes such as learning goals India’s education spending lower than other BRICS countries Total state and central government school education spending based on budget estimates in 2015-16 was equivalent to 268 percent of India’s gross domestic product according to calculations by the New Delhi-based Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) a budget research and advocacy organisation In 2015-16 Indian central government spending on school and higher education was less than other BRICS countries–India spent three percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on education compared to 38 percent in Russia 42 percent in China 52 percent in Brazil and 69 percent in South Africa according to 2016 data from India’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation “There is an urgent need to increase financial resources” for school education said Protiva Kundu lead researcher at CBGA Based on an analysis of 10 state education budgets she said education is not a priority for all states This 2017-18 central education budget might be 10%-12% more than last year’s budget according to a January 2017 report in Livemint For full coverage of the Union Budget click here (Shah is a writer/editor with IndiaSpend) The letter adjudged the best for the week is published every Saturday. 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