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While in the first part we saw Anushka in an extreme de-glam avatar as a mother to Prabhas, minus the amount spent on providing services, Jayant said he wanted to back out of donating his brother’s organs after they were made to wait for hours in the police station.A Jupiter hospital coordinator also said that such procedural delays affect a family which has lost a loved one and is still subjected to police checks for a philanthropic endeavour According to Manoj Kumar Sharma DCP of Zone I the delay in the latest case happened because the hospital’s letter had errors “We tried to speed up the process on humanitarian grounds In such cases post mortem is necessary but the family did not want one The hospital’s letter required changes” he said In cases of brain death a post-mortem becomes necessary It can only be avoided by police permission According to Saifee hospital work on the death certificate was underway but the police demanded it for providing the NOC “Police officers need to understand the procedure Death certificate can only be prepared after two apnea tests that takes hours” Khan of Saifee Hospital said Liver flown in from Amravati in under two hours On Friday doctors at Global Hospital harvested the liver of a 27-year-old man who suffered a sudden stroke and was declared brain dead in Amravati’s Radiant Superspecialty hospital The deceased suffered intra cerebral bleeding Doctors on Friday brought the liver from Amravati to Mumbai in a short span of one hour and 45 minutes for a 52-year-old patient who has liver cancer and liver cirrhosis The liver was transplanted by Friday night In this case the police extended full support creating a green corridor for the liver to be quickly transplanted “The police escorted us till the airport There is a small air field in Amravati where we took a chartered flight” said liver transplant surgeon Dr Prasthantha Rao For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: February 14 2014 2:47 am Related News * This refers to the editorial ‘The House we lost’ (IE February 13)The repeated adjournments in the 15th Lok Sabha are condemnable Have we elected our representatives to the so-called shrine of democracy so that they can stall the House on issues like the Telangana bill Even our railway minister was interrupted while delivering his speech on the interim rail budget With this state of affairs we cannot expect constructive debate on the various bills before Parliament This will ultimately result in loopholes in the laws that are passed Our anarchist MPs can take the credit for that — KR Suryawanshi Karad No surrender * This refers to Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s article ‘Silencing of liberal India’ and the editorial’Intolerable Surrender’ (IE February 12) Dina Nath Batra and his Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti have made Penguin India agree to trash all copies of Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History within six months With the vast resources at its disposal the publisher could have gone to the Supreme Court but chose not to presumably because of the facts presented in Batra’s petition The description of the book as “seminal” is questionable Mocking Hinduism is not liberalism It would be good to know what exactly compelled Penguin to come to a compromise with the petitioners This is not an intolerable surrender on the part of the publisher but the rectification of some mistakes — SC Panda Bhubaneswar Tuning in * It was interesting to learn from Jawhar Sircar’s article ‘Riding the waves a shared history’ (IE February 13) that Rabindranath Tagore christened All India Radio “Akashvani” way back in 1938 True Radio Ceylon gave tough competition to AIR but many recall that even prior to Radio Ceylon the commercial station from Goa (then under Portugese rule) had captured Indian listeners with broadcasts of Hindustani film-recordings Finally a correction The great playback singer Shamshad Begum was an Indian artiste and not Pakistani But of course culture especially music recognises no geographical boundaries particularly between India and Pakistan — Sukumar Shidore Pune Full toss * A few days after it was declared that N Srinivasan would be the chairman of the ICC a report comes out indicting his son-in-law for illegal betting and spot fixing (‘Taking fresh guard’ IE February 12) Srinivasan’s attempt to cover for Gurunath Meiyappan has been exposed World cricket’s apex body the ICC has maintained a more or less clean image so far But now with the BCCI wielding influence at the ICC and people like Srinivasan at its helm I doubt the international body can continue to do so — Anshul Mittal Mansa For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 11 2017 6:23 am At the crime spot outside Rohini court complex Express Top News INVESTIGATION INTO the murder of undertrial Rajesh Dhurmut who was shot dead outside the Rohini court complex last Saturday has revealed that the assailants were hired by gangster Neeraj Bawana’s cousin Narendra who wanted to avenge his uncle’s death police said Police also said that besides the two bike-borne assailants three to four more people including Narendra were at the spot inside an Maruti i20 car when the incident took place Bawana’s uncle a former sarpanch was shot dead outside Jhajjar court complex on March 22 Rajesh police said was a member of slain gangster Neetu Dabodia’s gang The rivalry between these two gangs police had earlier said could be the reason behind Dhurmut’s murder One of the assailants identified as Mohit the son of a retired Army personnel was arrested from the spot while others managed to escape Sources said after the sustained interrogation Mohit revealed that he met one Satish a few months ago “Satish used to frequent his village with Kala’s nephew Narendra Over time Mohit became friends with both of them” police sources said Mohit has also reportedly told police the plan to eliminate Rajesh was hatched a few weeks ago Rajesh was at the time lodged in Jhajjar Jail Police sources said “Mohit has said that the two asked him to accompany them and he had agreed A night before the incident took place Mohit told police the three of them stayed over at an under-construction building in Peergarhi There they consumed liquor and drugs After giving Mohit drugs the duo asked to fire from a country-made pistol that they had with them” Next morning Satish gave Mohit some drugs made him ride pillion on his bike and arrived at the Rohini court complex where Rajesh was being produced around 945 am police said “Mohit said Satish helped him identify Rajesh and his job was to fire at him They had intended to kill Rajesh when he was being taken inside the court around 1025 am but they didn’t get the opportunity So they waited for him and when he was brought out they fired at him from a close range One bullet hit Rajesh and he fell down” police said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shamika Ravi | Published: September 15 2014 12:35 am If the MGNREGS is here to stay there has to be an effort to create capacities in low-income states to successfully plan organise and implement such large social schemes (Source: Reuters photo) Related News The MGNREGS stands out as one of the Indian government’s most ambitious social schemes with far-reaching consequences throughout the economy The only known recipe for poverty eradication is a combination of high growth and high development spending Neither is sufficient A recent study (Kapoor and Ahluwalia 2012) has shown that post-liberalisation one champion of poverty reduction in India is Andhra Pradesh This reduction in poverty is widespread as seen in all possible cross-cutting of the data: rural/ urban Hindu/ Muslim SC/ ST The study shows that this was achieved through sustained high growth in the state including growth in the agricultural sector together with high social spending The lesson therefore from the Andhra experience is that growth does trickle down if managed properly Almost all research on the MGNREGS concludes that the demand for employment exceeds the state’s capacity to create jobs In eight years households on average got employment for less than 50 days whereas the act guarantees at least 100 days of unskilled work With complete disregard for the state’s low capacity at job creation political pressures remain to raise the number of days under this scheme The Rajasthan government succumbed to this temptation in 2013 under Ashok Gehlot and raised the number of days to 150 A legal right that is impossible to fulfil is a bad idea It fundamentally weakens the value of a right by making its violation acceptable Against this fact one could argue that if India had a robust identification system and strong political will the MGNREGS could be replaced by a direct cash transfer programme In the absence of political will and accurate targeting capabilities however a workfare scheme like the MGNREGS is second-best for the rural sector where the absence of productive employment opportunities in agriculture is severe The merit of a workfare programme as a means for direct transfers to the most needy is that it helps target beneficiaries as the non-poor are less likely to accept low wages and heavy unskilled labour It is time however to restructure the MGNREGS to raise its overall efficiency and gains to rural households Through my own research using longitudinal data I am convinced of the positive impacts that this scheme has had in lowering poverty by improving food security financial inclusion and physical and mental health outcomes of participating rural households (Ravi and Engler 2011) Simultaneously we have found that the MGNREGS had a strong positive influence on real rural wages with far-reaching repercussions for farmers as well as micro small and medium enterprises in rural areas Using the same data we find that the rising real rural wages have increased the cost of labour for small and medium farmers and raised the opportunity cost of self-employment thereby causing a great casualisation of the rural labour force There is widespread movement away from self-employment and small farming into casual labour This is a cause for concern as one expects the reverse with the development of an economy Higher labour costs and scarcity of labour have also had adverse impacts on the cropping pattern in agriculture If these lead to an increase in prices of agricultural products the gains from the MGNREGS are likely to be eroded even for the participating households The MGNREGS must then be restructured such that it doesn’t impede enterprise while contributing to the overall productivity of the rural economy Limiting the MGNREGS to the 100 days of summer when agricultural work is in short supply is a good point to start This is a possible solution to the twin problems of the low job creation capacity of the state as well as distortions in the private rural labour market In the first few years after the scheme was implemented there was a strong seasonality to the demand and supply of work under the scheme Over the years this seasonality vanished as the above-market wages of MGNREGS made public works more lucrative and the incentive to seek outside employment decreased Restricting the MGNREGS to the summer months will therefore reduce these pressures on rural labour markets and at the same time allow implementing authorities to specialise in the MGNREGS during those months It is nave to expect local government officials to possess the capacity to create mass employment at short notice within a geographical proximity repeatedly through the year Second the emphasis must be shifted from employment to “productive” employment In his budget speech Arun Jaitley stated the need to link job creation under the MGNREGS to asset creation Even ardent supporters of the scheme acknowledge that not enough assets are being created Between 2007 and 2010 the number of assets created were 23 per 100 hectares of cropped land (ministry of rural development 2012) Shifting the focus to asset creation has to start by expanding the scope of permissible activities This has been attempted by including work on private land building individual household latrines school toilet units and community sanitary complexes While this is welcome the selection of assets to be created has to be done with a long-term view on usage and productivity At the same time the creation of some of these assets might require a serious rethink of Section 1 of the MGNREGA which limits expenditure on material and skilled labour costs to less than 40 per cent of the total project cost for each independent work Third the scope of the work has to be expanded from purely unskilled to semi-skilled jobs The provision of such jobs under the MGNREGS would lead to the skilling of agricultural workers and make them employable beyond unskilled work Low-skilled food processing manufacturing and handloom weaving are possible areas Including such labour-intensive industries in the MGNREGS would be a win-win solution — these industries could grow and create jobs while rural workers would gain skills Finally there is significant variation in the implementation of the MGNREGS across states Lower-income states with limited organisational capacities tend to lag while wealthier states like Andhra have been more successful The Andhra government has extensively used technology in the MGNREGS tying electronic transfers to biometric authentication to monitor leakage and track usage If the MGNREGS is here to stay there has to be an effort to create capacities in low-income states to successfully plan organise and implement such large social schemes Over time states should have the flexibility to redesign the MGNREGS according to their own needs and potentially experiment with alternatives such as direct cash transfers The writer is fellow Brookings Institution India Centre and professor of economics Indian School of Business For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: June 1 2014 11:11 pm Related News It is perhaps fitting that the country’s first technology rehab centre should have opened in Bangalore given its status as India’s most wired city The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences’ new facility offers solace to worried parents seeking to treat their children who they fear are so obsessed with being connected that they are withdrawing from routine social interactions in the real world and neglecting school These are not imaginary concerns — internet addiction has been likened by some medical professionals to addiction to alcohol or drugs But even though some 100 scientific journals have published research understanding the scope of the problem has proven difficult — not least because of disagreements within the 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