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Though the road has walkways on both the sides,000 rebels, She is remembered even today as the most successful Miss World ever!” said the Pune-based girl Just like her predecessorsPooja does not rule out possibilities of going the Bollywood way after the contest “A plethora of options will open up if I win Right now its too soon to tell if I will step into Bollywoodthough I am not ruling it out” she said A commerce graduate from Pune UniversityPooja never dreamt of becoming a beauty queen as she was quite a tomboy in her teens “I was a tomboy throughout school and always wanted to be an IAS officer Kiran Bedi was quite an influence It was after my 10th board exams that my sister insisted that I participate in personality contests and beauty pageants” she said The beauty contestant has been living the “life of a princess” ever since she won the Miss India World title She has also met a number of international dignitaries including South African President Jacob Zuma “Rather teasinglyI asked him whether he’d vote for me or Miss South Africato which he candidly said – Oh if I were to be politically correctI’d vote for Miss South Africa But since you’re such a lovely girlI’d like to vote for you too’” Pooja said Winning the contest is the top priority for Pooja now and she wants to work for providing better education and basic nutrition to impoverished children in the country “I feel most strongly about issues of education and basic nutrition for children Since charity begins at homeI’ll most certainly start my charitable work in India” Pooja said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: August 15 2017 4:56 am The minister asked the government to take action against agriculture officials who had failed to conduct their duties in a professional manner (File Photo) Top News Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday asked the Punjab government to fix responsibility for the whitefly infestation in the Malwa region and take action against officials responsible for failing to prevent it She also demanded that farmers be awarded immediate compensation for losses suffered by them Interacting with farmers at Akanwali village in Mansa Harsimrat Badal also announced that she had also approached the Union Agriculture ministry and asked it to send a high powered team to assess the damage caused to cotton crop by whitefly attack Farmers and women also interacted with the Union Minister during her visit Harsimrat claimed that a villager Jagsir Akanwali told her that many village residents were on the verge of suicide as they were very disheartened after CM Amarinder Singh’s recent visit to the area The minister said that farmers complained and said that it was unfortunate that unlike former CM Parkash Singh Badal who had ordered compensation to be given to farmers for whitefly attack loss even before girdwari started to assess the damage Amarinder had not announced any compensation so far Some farmers according to the minister also complained that Krishi Vigyan Kendras did not give them any technical guidance to them While giving a patient hearing to the farmers and also visiting affected fields Harsimrat said the government should also enhance the compensation of Rs 8000 per acre given to farmers after whitefly infestation in 2015 She said it was unfortunate that KVK as well as the State Agriculture Department was not fulfilling its responsibilities The minister asked the government to take action against agriculture officials who had failed to conduct their duties in a professional manner For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: August 1 2014 12:17 am A social impact assessment is now being argued to be an inconvenience Related News By:Jairam Ramesh and Muhammed Khan After intensive and extensive consultations lasting for over two years the UPA 2 government succeeded in getting Parliament to pass a historic new land acquisition law in September 2013 This law completely replaced the colonial Land Acquisition Act 1894 The new legislation did not fully satisfy everybody but it came to be widely acknowledged that it for example ended the era of forcible acquisitions enhanced compensation for both land-owners and landless families significantly provided for the essential resettlement and rehabilitation of families displaced on account of land acquisition curtailed the abuse of the “urgency” clause gave farmers a share in the appreciated value of the acquired land provided for the return of unused land and the creation of land banks and gave gram sabhas new powers to decide on land acquisition Since January this year the Supreme Court has upheld the new law particularly the retrospective clause in four separate judgments Gopinath Munde before his tragic death publicly stated that he would ensure the effective implementation of the 2013 act But his successor in the rural development ministry Nitin Gadkari firing from the shoulder of the states seems to have other views and has previously announced that he is in favour of amending the new law substantially Specifically it appears that the consent clause that provides for land acquisition for private companies only after the written permission of farmers will be diluted and the mandatory social impact assessment prior to land acquisition in order to judge its essentiality and to identify both land and livelihood losers will be dropped There are other changes proposed that will entirely alter the law The concerned parliamentary standing committee had recommended that government should not acquire land at allfor private companies under any circumstances This committee was headed by senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan who is now Speaker of the Lok Sabha The UPA 2 government did not accept this recommendation But it provided for such acquisition to take place only after 80 per cent of the farmers give their written consent with the consent requirement being 70 per cent when public-private partnership projects are involved However here an important exception was made For projects carried out by the government for the government (for public purpose) where the land would remain absolutely and completely in the government no consent would be required Indubitably the Land Acquisition Act 1894 was a draconian legislation that had been the cause of widespread displacement and heinous atrocities all committed in the name of advancing development The principal reason why the law was a relic and necessitated a revisit was because of the complete absence of any safeguards against its abuse Any authority could decide unilaterally that land was required and it could simply make a claim for it Hearings against it were perfunctory and often dispensable In this day and age when we prize due process as an essential promise to our citizens such a law just could not be allowed to continue on the statute books A social impact assessment is now being argued to be an inconvenience a cause of delay But before any acquisition begins should there not be a transparent public process whereby a thorough and systematic inquiry could be made to ascertain if the acquisition is even necessary to begin with In other words the acquisition process should not be subject to the whims and fancies of governmental authorities The social impact assessment study is also limited to a deadline within which it has to be carried out— six months A third point apparently being made by Gadkari is that states must have flexibility Of course they must and indeed they do in the new law States are free to decide on whether land should be acquired purchased or leased and they are also freeto decide on the extent to which multi-cropped irrigated land should be acquired keeping in mind considerations of food security It is also the prerogative of the states to decide when resettlement and rehabilitation should take place when land is being purchased directly by private parties from farmers The sliding scale of compensation (between twice in urban areas and four times in rural areas) is for the states to fix The 2013 law was passed with the complete support of the BJP and indeed of all political parties each of which made important contributions to the final version Both amendments recommended by the BJP in the Lok Sabha relating to lease and share in future sale of acquired land were included without changes Amendments suggested by the Madhya Pradesh chief minister to smoothen land acquisition for irrigation projects were accepted in the Rajya Sabha and included in the final legislation Drafting a law requires a balancing of competing interests — a task of immense proportions in a country with many diverse groups The new land acquisition law must be given a fair chance because for the first time the concerns and interests of farmers livelihood losers and scheduled caste and scheduled tribe communities have been given the highest priority as part of land acquisition That should not now be abandoned The focus should be on passing amendments to the Registration Act 1908 for which UPA 2 had introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha This will ensure greater accuracy in arriving at land values and also in determining beneficiaries for payment of compensation Other initiatives launched in the past four years for modernisation of land records and a national land reforms policy must also be taken forward Ramesh was Union minister for rural development when the 2013 land acquisition law was passed Khan is a former officer on special duty MoRD For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 12 2017 5:54 pm Nia Sharma is prepping herself for Khatron Ke Khiladi season 8 Related News The heartthrob of television and also now raging the internet with her web series Twisted actress Nia Sharma is hitting it off for the new season of the stunt-based show Khatron ke Khiladi 8 She recently posted a video of herself going through avigorous training to strengthen her legs before the show A daredevil in spirit Nia likes to take on challenges and as seen in the video she fights every hurdle with bravery and courage Nia who was last seen in TV show Jamai Raja shared the video and wrote “Now I know how tough life can be? @barsquadmumbai @iamraajan @nitesh2408” Also read |Nia Sharma’s lesbian love scene with Isha Sharma is going viral She did not stop her training despite pain in her legs as the video shows Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 8 looks interesting as some of the most popular names from TV like Ravi Dubey Hina Khan Manveer Gurjar and many more will be competing against each other Ready to take the challenge for the Indian version ofFear Factor Nia says she doesn’t have any phobias except one — the fear of lizards The actor is hopeful that this time the winner will be a woman after all it’s seven female contestants vs five menWell we are pretty sure that the viewers would get some amazing performances and stunts during this new season Apart from her the show has a mix of TV’s biggest names and other popular figures in the entertainment industry so stay hooked to your television screens for some interesting content is coming your way For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 4 2017 11:06 am Tommy Haas was in reflective mood after being given a standing ovation by the crowd crammed around an intimate Court 16 (Source: Reuters) Related News As one of only two men to have beaten Roger Federer this year Tommy Haas might have been hoping that his Wimbledon swansong would have a fairytale ending It was not to be The 39-year-old German awarded a wildcard for his 16th and final appearance at the All England Club had to accept his body was “not cooperating anymore” as he slumped to a 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5 first-round defeat by Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans Haas who made his Wimbledon debut in 1997 when grand-slam winning compatriots Boris Becker and Michael Stich were still playing was in reflective mood after being given a standing ovation by the crowd crammed around an intimate Court 16 “Yeah lots of emotions Of course never great to lose in the first round But happy to have been back happy to have given it another try happy to be playing in front of my close family my kids” said Haas once ranked second in the world “Had a few chances to win the fourth set with a couple of set points Who knows what could have happened in the fifth I would have loved to have played one Yeah that’s it Simple as that” Yet Haas’ career has been anything but “simple” In his 21-year professional career he has been poked and prodded by a surgeon’s knife more times then he cares to remember Shoulders elbows and hips have all needed medical attention at various times but that has not prevented the patched-up German playing some of his best tennis late in his career What he is capable of producing was in evidence just three weeks ago when ranked 302 he stunned the sporting world by humbling Federer in the second round of the grasscourt tournament in Stuttgart That result earned Haas the bragging rights of being the lowest-ranked player to beat the 18-times grand slam champion since 1999 — but it carried little weight at Wimbledon on Monday MANY MEMORIES Instead of looking forward to another match Haas was left to nurse his sore body and reflect on a wealth of memories “I have been on the tour for so long there are so many highs and lows” said Haas who earlier this year presented Federer with the winner’s trophy in his role as Indian Wells tournament director “It took a lot of work and effort to get back to a certain stage for me to be come back out here and give it my best and be competitive “As a tournament director it was a great experience… presenting Roger a close friend of mine with the trophy was great “And then obviously playing him again and getting a victory over him is also unbelievable” But no matter what his heart says Haas knows that the time has come when he has to listen to his head and body “It’s just tough to realise the fact that your body is not cooperating anymore Every morning you wake up you have to hope that everything is stable” said Haas a semi-finalist here in 2009 “Yesterday unfortunately the lower back tightened up a little bit so it was tough for me to move around today “But Im happy to have somehow made it out on the court and I just have to continue to fight that battle until I know it’s finally done” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News “And so far Soumitra-kaku (uncle) is concerned.

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