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his family members have condemned the report. also called Burma, 2012 2:55 am Related News A day after the Noida Authority sealed eight banks in Sector 19 and received related affidavits from 13 others, A report card was presented a few days ago by leaders of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) which is also ruled by the BJP. AFP Senior TDP MLA E Dayakar Rao alleged that crop loss has happened because of government’s negligence and demanded a compensation of Rs 30, “I would do exactly the same again because we have an important game on Wednesday,By: Reuters | London | Published: February 10com/HMxoDInWbh — Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) March 3, 2015 John Travolta is all over the weasel and the woodpecker pic. That’s how I get through life.
Life is SO difficult — everybody’s been through something!” Nurpur sub-division has been mainly under focus for detection of crime related to drug peddling and illegal smuggling of liquor in the areas bordering Punjab. Now, 2015 7:35 pm Renowned funnyman Will Ferrell has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Wan said in a statement. Harak and Preeto fight for making him stay and not leave them but he ignores their rebuttals and leaves the house. Jeev too played a lot on the Japan tour in his career. We do not have water resources; we need to borrow it from either Haryana or UP. It’s been a great day!s case and file a report within four weeks.
Investigation is underway. Sean Spicer, who had come to collect charity, each time I’m closer to leaving." In February 2012, Besides lighting up the monuments, will start with a heritage walk on August 1, Mario Balotelli’s first call-up to Italy’s squad in the tenure of coach Antonio Conte was somewhat of a surprise. We have received only Rs 2 crore under the CM Fund and Rs 2. “If the police do not even listen to the law minister.
The AAP is calling for Delhi Police to be directly under the supervision of the chief minister. But ever since they began laying concrete surface on Paud Road around five years ago, life was back to normal yesterday in the capital Ouagadougou, poor delivery. But this hasn’t done much to convince Prabhat Kumar, download Indian Express App More Related News Veteran Ross Taylor was also an able ally for the 23-year-old Williamson,the MC team damaged several telephone lines. Caved-in roads and faulty repair by MC team are adding to our problems. Similar problems were reported in model townmodel town extension and inner city areaswhich resulted in water scarcity in the city Voltage fluctuation during the storm damaged tubewell motorsrevealed the staff of operation and maintenance cell City not ready for monsoon The District Congress Committee (DCC) rapped the district administration and the municipal authorities for their failure to anticipate the problems caused by the rainsin the city President of DCCPawan Dewan criticised the BJP for not taking care of the cities Dewan pointed out that two spells of rain had inundated the whole citywith the monsoon yet to come For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Miami | Published: September 11 2017 11:03 am A local resident walks across a flooded street in downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida US (Source: Reuters) Related News Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph swamping homes and boats knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline The 400-mile-wide (640-kilometer-wide) storm blew ashore in the mostly cleared-out Florida Keys then began a slow trek up the state’s west coast its punishing winds extending clear across to Miami and West Palm Beach on the Atlantic side Irma was expected to reach the heavily populated Tampa-St Petersburg area by early today though in a much-weakened state While it arrived in Florida a Category 4 hurricane by nightfall it was down to a Category 2 with winds of 105 mph (177 kph) “Pray pray for everybody in Florida” Gov Rick Scott said on “Fox News Sunday” as more than 160000 people waited out Irma in shelters statewide There were no immediate confirmed reports of any deaths in Florida in addition to the 24 people killed during Irma’s destructive trek across the Caribbean In the low-lying Keys where a storm surge of over 10 feet (3 meters) was recorded appliances and furniture were seen floating away and Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark said the ocean waters were filled with navigation hazards including sunken boats But the full extent of Irma’s wrath there was not clear The county administrator Roman Gastesi said crews would begin house-to-house searches Monday morning to check on survivors An airborne relief mission led by C-130 military cargo planes was set to bring emergency supplies to the Keys A Miami woman who went into labor was guided through delivery by phone when authorities couldn’t reach her because of high winds and street flooding Firefighters later took her to the hospital Many streets were flooded in downtown Miami and other cities In downtown Miami two of the two dozen construction cranes looming over the skyline collapsed in the wind No injuries were reported An apparent tornado spun off by Irma destroyed six mobile homes in Palm Bay midway up the Atlantic coast Flooding was reported along Interstate 4 which cuts across Florida’s midsection Curfews were imposed in Miami Tampa Fort Lauderdale and much of the rest of South Florida and some arrests of violators were reported Miami Beach barred outsiders from the island Fort Lauderdale police arrested nine people they said were caught on TV cameras looting sneakers and other items from a sporting goods store and a pawn shop during the hurricane More than 33 million homes and businesses across the state lost power and utility officials said it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone While Irma raked Florida’s Gulf Coast forecasters warned that the entire state including the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people was in danger because of the sheer size of the storm Nearly 7 million people in the Southeast were warned to evacuate including 64 million in Florida alone About 30000 people heeded orders to leave the Keys as the storm closed in but an untold number refused in part because to many storm-hardened residents staying behind in the face of danger is a point of pride John Huston who stayed in his Key Largo home watched his yard flood even before the arrival of high tide “Small boats floating down the street next to furniture and refrigerators Very noisy” he said by text message “Shingles are coming off” Irma made landfall just after 9 am at Cudjoe Key about 20 miles (32 kilometers) outside Key West During the afternoon it rounded Florida’s southwestern corner and hugged the coast closely as it pushed toward Naples Sanibel Fort Myers and beyond that Sarasota at 14 mph (23 kph) Forecasters warned some places could see a storm surge of up to 15 feet (5 meters) of water Gretchen Blee who moved with her husband to Naples from Long Island New York after Superstorm Sandy in 2012 heavily damaged their beach home took cover in a hotel room as Irma raged “I said let’s go and live the good life in paradise” she said “And here we are” Some 400 miles (640 kilometers) north of the Keys people in the Tampa-St Petersburg area started bracing for the onslaught The Tampa Bay area with a population of about 3 million has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921 “I’ve been here with other storms other hurricanes But this one scares me” Sally Carlson said as she snapped photos of the waves crashing against boats in St Petersburg “Let’s just say a prayer we hope we make it through” Along the Gulf Coast two manatees became stranded after Hurricane Irma sucked the water out of Sarasota Bay in Florida’s Manatee County Several people posted photos of the mammals on Facebook amid reports rescuers were able to later drag them to deeper water After leaving Florida a weakened Irma is expected to push into Georgia Alabama Mississippi Tennessee and beyond A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta some 200 miles (320 kilometers) from the sea President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for Florida opening the way for federal aid “Once this system passes through it’s going to be a race to save lives and sustain lives” Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long said on “Fox News Sunday” Irma at one time was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic a Category 5 with a peak wind speed of 185 mph (300 kph) and its approach set off alarm in Florida For days forecasters had warned that Irma was taking dead aim at the Miami area and the rest of the state’s Atlantic coast But then Irma made a more pronounced westward shift ? The reasons for this can be attributed to both internal and external factors.
per se,but at the end of the day he or she would have contributed nothing to our society? These views cannot be faulted Indeedover the past several monthswhile we have debated many issueswe have forgotten thatat the grassroots levelservice delivery is in the hands of civil servants If they fail to take decisions in timegovernance will be seriously damaged We need to ask why civil servants are risk-averse and what needs to be done to give them confidence The root of the problem lies in the administrative system that we have inherited and which we have sustained through the years Any system based on distrust will tend to build safeguards and hurdles that inhibitrather than promotedecision-making The tendency of a middle-classgod-fearing bureaucrat who wants to survive without getting into serious controversy would be to avoid decisions Exhortations are unlikely to yield results The only option is systemic change Unfortunatelyas most civil servants are lost in the routine of administrationvery little time is devoted to reformsas important in governance as in the economic sphere This is not to say that fear paralyses all functionaries In my various incarnations in governmentI have come across young officers who have significantly contributed to streamlining administrationstarting innovative projects and reaching out to the people I do not subscribe to the view that young officers today are less capable and more susceptible to temptation than civil servants of my generationor even earlierwere Of coursetimes have changed What could be swept under the carpet a few years ago is now open to public scrutiny This could create an illusion of lower ethical standards but it is not my view that there has been a deterioration in the quality of administrative leadership What has changed is that decision-making has become more complex and difficult In most caseswhen a civil servant takes a decisionhe works in a zone of uncertainty He does not have all the facts He does not know all the possible outcomes Yet he has to take a decision because he has no time He has to respond to a situation His decisiontaken in good faithmay well prove wrong when judged in the future Indeedit could even look like an act of corruption or malfeasance The court of law or an inquiry commissionthe CAG or the CVClooking into an administrative decisionhas the benefit of hindsight It has all the facts at its disposalknows the outcome andthereforecan pronounce with authority on what was right and what was wrong There have been many cases in the recent past when the sins of commission andmore oftenof omission in the higher echelons of administration have been visited on junior functionaries Perhaps the big difference between authority in the past and authority now is the reluctance on the part of the senior to take responsibility for the actions he has knowingly taken and to shift the blame as far down as possible This is not an environment conducive to decision-making The problem is compounded by political actionwhich can sometimes be arbitrarycapricious and manifestly unfair In a state I had visited as cabinet secretaryDMs and SPs complained that the average tenure of officers in each district was incredibly short sometimes even a month Occasionallywhen an officer reached a districthe would find someone else occupying the chair and transfer orders awaiting him Punishment need not necessarily be through a disciplinary proceeding or in response to a mistakeintended or otherwise Punishment through transfers and humiliation can be inflicted for reasons of political inconvenience In such circumstancesan honest officer would rather avoid decisions than take them In the present systemno effort is made to link performance with reward Seniority has precedence over merit Non-action (and consequent avoidance of mistakes) plus seniority is a sure-shot combination for climbing up the hierarchical ladder Of coursea bit of political savvy would help Also a big slice of luckas in any aspect of life Where do we go from here Firstput in place a performance-appraisal system that recognises merit Promotions and empanelments should be based on performance rather than marks secured in an examination decades ago Secondtake a close look at disciplinary proceedings If we want to ensure that unintended mistakes are not penalisedwe should examine the work of an officer and his reputation in its entirety It would be best if the disciplinary authority had the benefit of a prior assessment of the overall performance of the officerpreferably by a panel of serving or retired officials Thirdshorten the period for disciplinary proceedings Fourthsome element of supervision has to be exercised by the Department of Personnel and Training over cadre-controlling authoritiesbe they state governments or central ministries Arbitrary action will lead to a loss of morale Enforceable guidelines need to be laid down to ensure that officers are not unfairly treated Fifthagencies like the CAG must be encouraged to look at any activity holistically rather than in bits and pieces If corners have been cut in the pursuit of any lawful objective or goal that is beneficial to the peoplethe agencies should project the whole picturenot just what went wrong Sixthwhile the RTI Act has brought in a measure of transparencythere are cases where it has been misused Particular administrative actions have been given interpretations that are far removed from the truth Unfortunate publicity has also been given to unsubstantiated allegations against individual officers To protect the rights of the individualthere should be provision for legal remedy Parliament needs to look at a possible privacy actwhich exists in many other countriesand at the provisions for defamation Finallya word for the media Civil servantsparticularly the honest among themare highly vulnerable The anti-establishment stance probably sells morebut restraint and balance are required while reporting Alsogiving some publicity to the good work they have done would play a big role in rebuilding our country and its administration The writera former cabinet secretaryis vice-chairman of the Kerala State Planning [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 10 2017 10:59 am In a short span of time Priyanka Chopra has been able to make her mark in international circuit and her mother is very proud of her achievements Top News With comparisons being drawn between Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone post their debut in West the former’s mother Madhu Chopra feels her daughter cannot be compared to anyone Priyanka 34 made her international acting debut in 2015 with American television show Quantico and is awaiting the release of her first Hollywood film Baywatch while Deepika started her career in West with xXx: Return of Xander Cage that opened in January this year “Do you think actually there can be a comparison between the two Priyanka has no comparison with anybody She is unique and special in what she is and what she does” Priyanka’s mother Madhu told PTI when asked about the comparisons being made between the two actresses Priyanka and Deepika 31 were seen together in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus “Bajirao Mastani” Apart from these two leading actresses artistes like Huma Qureshi Nimrat Kaur are also doing international projects Huma will be seen in Gurinder Chadha’s The Viceory’s House while Nimrat made her debut with American show Homeland “It is exciting to see the work our actors are doing internationally Now people realise that India does have talent and potential I think we have done very well” Chopra says Also Read:Manisha Koirala on playing Nargis Dutt in Sanjay Dutt biopic: I am revisiting cancer trauma In a short span of time Priyanka has been able to make her mark in international circuit and her mother is very proud of her achievements “I hope Priyanka keeps moving ahead and continues to do better work and make India proud” she says For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News died about 62 years ago.and we may not score high in some of these.Kanav and their accomplices for attempt to murder, The dogs create a scare among residents,apart from holding sterilisation drives or vaccinating the dogs. "One of the helicopters belonged to the provincial government and the other to the organizers of an international survival competition that had been held for three years near the village of Villa Castelli. Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona).