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This highlights the importance of professional project conceptualisation and construction management processes Fortunatelysince all major projects are today designed with external professional expertiseit is easier to structure them in a manner that facilitates post-construction private participation The Indian Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd and similar market facilitators could accordingly help arrange for construction financing Experience from across the world shows that PPP projects generally run into problems either because the private partners make excessive profitsthereby provoking political opposition to revoke the contractor make large lossesforcing them to seek renegotiations The complex nature of underlying risksespecially those related to construction and project stabilisationare not readily deciphered at project conceptualisation In these circumstancesthe PPPs structured after project construction or commissioning are more likely to succeed with the partnership The writers are members of the IAS Views expressed are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Achal Kumar Joti took charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner on Thursday and said the poll panel will vigorously pursue its commitment to hold free fair inclusive and credible elections He also said that the mission of ‘no voter is left behind’ will continue to be his priority even as focus area will be to actively promote e-governance for holding state and Lok Sabha elections File image of newly appointed CEC AK Joti ECI website The 64-year-old Joti who was the chief secretary of Gujarat when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister took over as the head of the Election Commission after Nasim Zaidi demitted office on Wednesday He retired as the Gujarat chief secretary in January 2013 Joti a 1975-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer had joined the three-member poll panel as an election commissioner on 8 May 2015 and would be in office till 17 January 2018 A CEC or an EC can have a tenure of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years whichever is earlier Joti has also served as the Gujarat vigilance commissioner and worked in various capacities in the state including as chairman of the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004 and the managing director of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) He was also the secretary in the industry revenue and water supply departments in the state The government is also soon expected to appoint one more election commissioner to fill up the vacancy caused by Zaidi’s retirement Om Prakash Rawat is the other election commissioner in the poll panel Chennai:Amid calls for a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly by the opposition parties 111 MLAs of the ruling AIADMK in the state attended a legislators’ meet on Tuesday convened by Chief Minister E Palaniswamy in Chennai A file image of Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswamy PTI State Fisheries Minister and senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar told reporters here that as many as 111 MLAs reposed their faith in the chief minister at the meeting The development is being considered as a boost to Palaniswamy whose earlier meeting on 28 August reportedly witnessed a much less attendance with some claiming that only 75 MLAs were present at it Jayakumar said the MLAs had "wholeheartedly extended their full cooperation" to the chief minister and an unanimous resolution was adopted reposing faith in his leadership He also claimed that nine MLAs of the Dhinakaran camp had contacted Palaniswamy over phone and extended their support to him Also three MLAs who are allies of the ruling party had promised their support to Palaniswamy he added The Peravurani MLA had intimated that he would not be able to attend the meet as he was indisposed Jayakumar said He alleged that some legislators had been "illegally confined against their wishes" (at Puducherry) and asserted that the meet signalled the dashing of hopes of those who wanted to "thrust" an election on the people The AIADMK has 134 MLAs in the 234-member state Assembly with one vacancy For a fascinating fiery subject such as Jayalalithaa it’s a shame her life story has been limited to only 200 pages Vaasanthi’s biography of the current Tamil Nadu chief minister — Amma: Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen — feels like it ends even before it begins although Amma’s life story has been captured in its entirety Nevertheless we’re offered insights and peeks into the former actor’s life — how ammu (as she was known during her childhood) was deeply affected by her father Jayaram’s death which threw her into a tumultuous world that she never quite really emerged from how she moved to Bangalore and then to Chennai all the while constantly yearning for her mother Veda’s company (alias Sandhya) who after she became an actress hardly had any time for her little ammu how her dreams of becoming a doctor or a lawyer took a drastic turn plunging her deep into the big bad world of cinema how she’d get entwined into the life of popular Tamil film star of yesteryear MGR and his party the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam eventually taking over after his death and becoming the first woman chief minister of the state to serve a full term (MGR’s wife was the first woman CM serving a mere 24 days in office) winning the mandate five times as recently in the 2016 Assembly election J Jayalalithaa gestures at her party supporters during an election campaign rally in Chennai Reuters Growing up it was clear that Jayalalithaa never experienced the same ‘normal’ childhood as her friends Vaasanthi provides one example of this in a chat between two friends Jayalalithaa often told Srimathi that she did not like the film-world atmosphere and that the men there were crude and stared at her lustfully ‘Jaya would say ‘‘When I go home these rascals will be sitting there I get so annoyed seeing them – all kinds of men tall short dark fair thin and fat and oily Mother asks me to sit with them and talk I hate it”’ She said this with a vehemence that Srimathi still remembers It was obvious that Jayalalithaa felt she was being forced into doing things that went against her nature Perhaps she also yearned for a normal family life like her other classmates had The book follows a neat chronological order of events and does not stray from its course which at times makes for a boring read Perhaps as someone who has grown up in Chennai keenly following the events surrounding Jayalalithaa’s life (or hearing and reading extensively about it) the book doesn’t come as a surprise — instead it’s clinical and passive stopping short when certain events in Jaya’s life could’ve benefitted (the reader) with some much needed poetic elaboration Perhaps for people to the north of the Vindhyas who aren’t familiar with politics in the south this book is a good start To compare it with Iruvar the Mani Ratnam film loosely based on the relationship between MGR-Jayalalithaa-Karunanidhi would be injustice for a movie is treated vastly different from a book and most importantly Iruvar was really fiction And we have to remember that this isn’t an authorised biogaphy — meaning access to Jayalalithaa the main source is missing as is the access to the key people in her life: her mother and her brother Sasikala Shobhan Babu Vaasanthi does manage to talk to RM Veerappan a close personal aide of MGR who "projected Jayalalithaa as a temptress" and who "was bent on breaking up the relationship at any cost saying that he needed to protect MGR from an evil called Jayalalithaa" and to the late Solai who was Jayalalithaa’s speech writer when she was the AIADMK’s propaganda secretary Although the author’s sympathy lies with the protagonist — this is best seen when she writes on how RM Veerappan’s views on Jayalalithaa influencing MGR seemed "far-fetched" she does dip into her journalistic sensibilities — after the special court indicted her in the hotel case and AIADMK cadre set fire to a bus full of girls of which three were consumed by the flames she writes that "Jayalalithaa reacted like a bad loser" Born into a Srirangam-based Tamil Brahmin family in Bangalore Jayalalithaa ruled the roost in Tamil cinema since her debut with Vennira Aadai (1965) till 1978 She had an image makeover once she met her hero MGR which also gave rise to the many ups and downs in her life When Jayalalithaa first started acting Vaasanthi describes her as a braveheart a "remarkably fearless" woman who if she has made her up mind would continue with it channeling her steely determination In the chapter ‘A Star is Born’ she writes: She belonged to the Mandiam Iyengar community that hailed from Karnataka But in an article that appeared in a magazine she was quoted as saying “I am a Tamilian My mother belongs to Srirangam” That angered the Kannadigas in Karnataka who believed her to be a Kannadiga Because of the threats she received she cancelled her scheduled dance programme at the Dasara arts festival in Mysore Two months later during the shooting of director Panthulu’s film at the Chamundi studios in Mysore the organizer of the Dasara arts festival heard she was there and decided to confront her Th e studio manager got news that about a hundred protesters were marching towards the studio to beat up Jayalalithaa So he ordered the gates to be locked But the hooligans jumped over the gates and entered with lathis in their hands shouting in Kannada: “Where is the bitch” They barged in knocking down the guards and journalists standing at the door Panthulu spoke to them in Kannada and pleaded with them to go away But they demanded that Jayalalithaa should say sorry for having said that she was not a Kannadiga Jayalalithaa was neither ruffled nor afraid She looked straight at them and said in chaste Kannada “I have not said anything wrong Why should I apologise I am a Tamilian and not a Kannadiga” Supporters of Jayalalithaa hold her posters as they sit on a fast during a protest against a court verdict Reuters From an independent being Jayalalithaa turned into a puppet in the hands of MGR — he took control over her activities her finances; in short he wanted her to be with him till he didn’t Which happened during the time he started the AIADMK on 18 October 1972 rendering him busy with politics In the midst of a temporary release from MGR Vaasanthi writes about how Jayalalithaa got involved with Telugu actor Sobhan Babu even going as far as arranging a wedding ceremony with him which according to some friends quoted in the book did happen The meat of the book focuses on Amma’s political career — for those in the dark she joined the party on 4 June 1982 gave her maiden speech in Cuddalore ("an impressive fiery oration") how she reunited with an estranged MGR and in the end became his political heir ousting Janaki Ramachandran MGR’s wife in the process As Mukul Kesavan writes in this arresting piece for The Telegraph In republican India parties founded by individuals — MG Ramachandran NT Rama Rao Kanshi Ram Mamata Banerjee — never manage to institutionalize succession The successor is either personally anointed by the leader — Kanshi Ram’s naming of Mayavati in 2001 is a case in point — or the leader’s mantle is claimed through a war of succession Jayalalithaa is an example of the latter route: she emerged as MGR’s undisputed successor only after fighting and winning a succession battle with his widow This contest didn’t occur via the internal mechanisms of the party — there were none — but through fission and faction All her life Jayalalithaa has been a fighter and this book is proof of that Whether she was constantly fighting a hate campaign brewing against her in the party or when it seemed that MGR’s trust in her was fading or after MGR’s untimely death she has never given up The one other theme that is a constant in the book is that of loneliness — it goes without saying that people at the top are lonely and a woman who tries to reach there is even more so In that way the story of Jayalalithaa is the story of an everywoman: that of constant struggle of trying to find approval an acceptance of trying to make cutthroat decisions without seeming ‘monstrous’ It’s a book many women will identify with; after all women voters did play a decisive role in voting her back to power in Tamil Nadu Vaasanthi writes an objective account of Jayalalithaa’slife no doubt — there’s no larger-than-life symbolism of the woman who turned from a glamourous actress to a de-glamourised caretaker of the state (her moniker ‘Amma’ translates to mother) But how she opted for politics and transformed into a leader who then became a brand synonymous with populism needs more sketching in the book The book could also do with some airtight editing: at certain incidents Vaasanthi offers us the Tamil words employed by the people (in the book) but mostly she goes with the English translation of it Instead if Vaasanthi could’ve been persuaded to employ the original Tamil words and phrases coupled with a small glossary at the back it would’ve made for some poignant reading One more aspect that could’ve been fleshed upon is the dynamic between Karunanidhi and her one that has constantly defined politics in TN till now Amma: Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen could give rise to detailed case studies of the chief minister her leadership and how the state transformed under her but till then this book will just have to do Amma: Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen is published by Juggernaut Srinagar: Police on Tuesday blamed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for killing seven Amarnath pilgrims in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district A security person stand guard after militants opened fire on the Amarnath Yatra PTI Kashmir police chief Munir Khan told reporters in Srinagar that there were credible inputs that the LeT outfit was responsible for the attack that also left 19 pilgrims injured in the attack on Monday evening The officer said security for the ongoing pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine has been beefed up The dead were from Gujarat and their bodies were flown home on Tuesday morning Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and other senior ruling PDP-BJP leaders and senior civil and police officers laid wreaths on their bodies before they were flown to Gujarat Written by Hansa Verma | Updated: December 13 2016 2:29 pm There are two kinds of Uber receipts – one that shows the break-up of the full fare and one that doesn’t Related News Riders who have traveled via Uber must be familiar with the receipt they get on email at the end of each trip But there are two kinds of Uber receipts — one that shows the break-up of the full fare and one that doesn’t The detailed bill has the distance time and surcharge mentioned separately while in other cases the entire trip fare is shown straight up However common tax components such as Service tax Swachh Bharat Cess and Krishi Kalyan Cess remain unchanged for both the types Ever wondered why this happens We got in touch with Uber and here’s how it explains the two different bill formats: UFP (Upfront Pricing) The Upfront Uber bill the trip fare is shown straight up According to Uber this is the UFP bill where the “rider goes from Point A to point B and is charged the upfront fare shown at the time of request” This receipt does not have time and distance breakup Fallback Trips The detailed Uber bill or the break up will have distance time and distance surcharge mentioned separately In this case according to Uber “the Rider makes a detour while traveling from point A to point B or gets dropped off far away from B” According to Uber “in these situations the rider is charged as per time and distance instead of UPF so that the driver earnings do not get impacted” If there is a toll on the way then that too is specifically mentioned on the receipt So if you’ve chosen a particular destination and you get down right there you’ll not be shown the fare breakup as it falls under the UFP bill category In case of fallback trip Uber takes note if you’ve taken a detour to reach to your destination and adds the distance surcharge in the split bill format However taking a detour doesn’t always mean you’ll be charged more as you could opt for a shorter route instead But taking a longer route would of course mean extra charges which is added to your bill Also if it takes inordinately longer to complete yur trip the rates are likely to be revised Remember the regular algorithm takes into account the time taken for each trip and traffic situation so that’s added to your bill as well So the next time you receive your Uber receipt you’ll know why it comes in that particular format Uber which is actively making changes to its app wants to massively upscale its operations in India It recently launched a new rider app which is 50 per cent faster than the previous one It is looking to add new features in the coming months such as calendar integration people search and advance booking Interestingly Uber rolled out a new set of community guidelines in the US which lists out rules why a rider could lose access to the service For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsImphal:Mosquito-borne diseases have killed 16 persons in a village along the India-Myanmar border in Manipur while another four deaths in other parts are suspected to have the same cause Manipur health minister L Jayentakumar said on Sunday He added the diseases may break out in some parts of the state since there is trans-border movement of persons Representational image Reuters Chief Minister N Biren Singh who took stock of the situation in an emergency meeting said over 200 persons are affected by mosquito-borne diseases in just one district – Churachandpur "A fund had been sanctioned to transport over 100 persons from Henglep and other inaccessible villages in Churachandpur If needed the persons will be airlifted "This morning we have despatched 15 doctors and 30 paramedics to Churachandpur along with medicines to cope with the situation We have deployed health officials in border towns to check those coming from other areas of infections" he said Meanwhile a woman whose husband died recently has appealed to the authorities to disclose the cause of death Health officials said that he was suffering from suspected swine flu His fluid samples were sent to Guwahati to establish the cause of the ailment However he died before the results were received By: Express News Service | Published: April 20 2016 12:01 am From left: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj shake hands after a meeting in Moscow Russia Monday April 18 2016 (Source: AP) Related News External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj may have been applauded by many Indians for her impassioned speech on Monday warning against China’s obstruction of efforts to have Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated a terrorist by the United Nations Security Council’s 1267 committee “If we continue to adopt double standards in dealing with terrorism” Swaraj warned “it will have serious consequences” The minister may well be right — but no one in India should have any doubt her efforts are fated to fail Faced with a growing tide of fighters from the troubled Xinjiang to jihadist groups China sees itself as a frontline state in the fight against Islamist violence Newly captured records bear out that perception: Until the end of 2014 Chinese-origin volunteers were the second-largest group of non-West Asians in the Islamic State after Russians In addition China faces substantial threats from Xinjiang-origin jihadists operating from Afghanistan and Pakistan’s northwest Ensuring Pakistan’s intelligence services remain on its side is essential as Beijing sees it to containing the threat from across the Karakorum — and blocking Indian efforts to nail Azhar is a very small favour to an important partner There can be no doubt that China’s position is entirely unprincipled lacking even the smallest fig leaf of rational justification There can be no doubt either that China isn’t about to change its mind New Delhi though needs to be clear-eyed about just how little the international sanctions regime is actually worth before deciding how to respond UN sanctions against the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s parent organisation the Jamaat-ud-Dawa after 26/11 haven’t forced Pakistan to shut down either its military infrastructure or charitable operations The utter bankruptcy of the global sanctions regime put in place after 9/11 is no more graphically illustrated by the fact that its principal target al-Qaeda today controls far greater territory than it did then There are more than a few important lessons India ought to be drawing from this unhappy saga But one stands out: UN resolutions aren’t going to make India more secure Delhi needs to focus on growing the country’s counter-terrorism capacity and building smart alliances with countries facing the same enemies like Afghanistan The post-9/11 world is a lot like the world before it unprincipled and unscrupulous But India has to work in the world as it is not the world it would like to be in For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: July 3 2014 12:05 am Related News On Wednesday the managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde released a statement on its Independent Evaluation Office’s (IEO’s) report on the recurring issues that a decade of evaluations of the institution have thrown up The IEO report identified five persistent problems: the executive board’s lack of clear guidance and ineffectiveness in some areas; organisational silos and insufficient exploitation of synergistic potential between departments; inadequate recognition of risks and uncertainty in staff reports; not enough attention paid to country specificity and institutional context; and the lack of evenhandedness — members with similar characteristics are or are perceived to be treated differently While Lagarde’s statement listed the remedial measures that have already been taken like instituting a risk management unit for instance some of the problems are “inherent to the nature of the IMF” and will take greater exertion to correct This and the fact that follow-up to evaluation has become according to the report a mere “box-ticking exercise” are probably why these problems are unremitting Significantly by flagging the unequal treatment of member countries as a long-standing issue the IEO report has given institutional credence to a longstanding grievance of large emerging market economies According to the report the unequal treatment of countries manifests itself in analysis (policy prescriptions and funds devoted to research) influence (conditionalities and surveillance tailored to further the interests of the IMF’s major shareholders) and candour (staff are less inclined to deliver brutally honest assessments to advanced countries and there are more deletions in reports for these countries than for others) While some of these asymmetries can be argued away — advanced countries may be more systemically important and therefore more resources may be devoted to research them — it is imperative for the Fund to be and to be seen to be more objective and neutral Addressing this issue will be the biggest challenge for the IMF in the days ahead While the report suggests some ways ahead including greater transparency the fact that half the Fund’s executive directors viewed it as being not evenhanded suggests that the scale of the problem is large For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthe BJP appears to have significantly eroded its base in these constituencies. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P Vaidyanathan Iyer | Published: October 23,5 lakh hawkers in the city, But the real number may be fewer than that.

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