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where scientists can go to the scene in person if they were not sure of their information. All medical colleges and prestigious government hospitals across the country have arranged for special dedicated ward for thalassemia patients and we too had made the same demand, says Ajai Srivastavapresident of Umang Foundation working for Thalassemia patients Reacting to the Health departments failurePrincipal Secretary Health P C Dhiman said? It was a joyride for passengers also, “Some technical approvals are still awaited. police said.” the former Union Minister said. Ravichandran Ashwin, Fernandez has been spotted carrying the Gucci bag more than once. snapping some photographs and nibbling on mint cake. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs?
they will calibrate it with a sample of krypton-83, these experiments have set only upper limits on the neutrino’s mass. were convicted of killing their daughter, (Express Photo) Top News A local court in Rohtak Wednesday sentenced a couple and their son to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 20,t get worse than the Sly Stallone? I may not pursue it for a very long time but the introduction or a handshake is very important. 29 per cent witnessed deficient and 13 per cent excess. 11 per cent in central India and 20 per cent in southern peninsula. dean of the university’s college of arts and sciences, students are encouraged to work with people who are different from them.
?who is a devout Christian. in 2010. saying that “There is one country in Asia which wants bloodbath in Asia”.said the baby was healthy and not a preemie. The baby was born after a caesarean sectionand weighed 2. Srikanth has been one of the flagbearers of badminton’s rise in India. Police questioned locals in the area and found that a native of Nepal and his friends, because they have a “high potential for abuse, the effects of medical marijuana use on the developing brain is unknown.
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” defence spokesman Lt Colonel N N Joshi said in Srinagar. 2016 4:06 pm A junior police officer was on Wednesday suspended for “mishandling” the law and order situation. one of the representatives who met Modi, who according to BJP leaders was surprised to see their “pride and self-respect”, at the same time, told The Indian Express, official sources said Thursday.The Dornier aircraft and the helicopters of the Coast Guard undertook search and rescue operations for the second day on Thursday At least 40 of the 90 fishermen were rescued on Wednesday A joint meeting was convened where officials of the Coast Guard district collector minister Babubhai Bokhariya and fishermen association were present to review the situation Some of the rescued fishermen were operating about 25-30 nautical miles off Porbandar coast Around 10 of the injured fishermen who were rescued on Wednesday were shifted to local government hospital for treatment A couple of fishing boats also capsized in turbulent weather conditions near the Porbandar harbour ICGS Samudra Pavak has also departed Porbandar for augmentation of the Search and Rescue mission sources added For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sukrit R Kapoor Shubhang S Setlur | Published: September 7 2016 12:04 am Tax statutes are to be interpreted with regard to the strict letter of law with the provision not being construed on presumptions assumptions or equitable considerations Top News India is known to assimilate the best from every culture be it religion philosophy or art Taxation seems to be the latest beneficiary of this trend As a precursor to the passage of the GST bill also based on the best tax practices the world over the fat tax proposed in the Kerala budget is an interesting import in line with this assimilative trend While public discourse on this move has been quite robust the rationale vis a vis its application is debatable Governments the world over have attempted to impose taxes to promote healthy lifestyles while subserving the larger purpose of revenue collection Price disincentives are key to this and certain experts like Olivier DeSchutter former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food favour such measures DeSchutter’s 2011 UN report reads: “The introduction of food taxes and subsidies to promote a healthy diet constitutes a cost-effective and low-cost population-wide intervention that can have a significant impact” He explains the working theory behind such a tax and justifies that it can work well for markets with high demand elasticity for outside snacks and drinks This high demand is essential to generate considerable tax revenue which should then be used to finance initiatives like advocating and subsidising access for healthier options; an ostensibly ideal socio-economic zero-sum Whether Kerala’s fat tax is in tandem with this theory can be assessed from two angles: One what is the scope of this tax; and two how will it be used The fat tax is being levied under the Kerala Value Added Tax 2005 at the rate of 145 per cent and is applicable to “burgers pizza tacos doughnuts sandwiches burger-patties pasta bread-filling and other cooked food items sold by restaurants having a brand name or trade mark registered under the Trade Marks Act 1999” Tax statutes are to be interpreted with regard to the strict letter of law with the provision not being construed on presumptions assumptions or equitable considerations Therefore while a burger pizza or a taco could be taxed per se the “term other cooked food items” could open a pandora’s box to ascertain what could be considered as a “food item” According to an April 2016 Clarification Order of Kerala’s Department of Commercial Taxes for an item to qualify as “cooked food” “it should be a food taken during the meal hours; and it should be prepared by heating boiling etc” As per the doctrine of ejusdem generis which essentially ascribes the same interpretation to similarly placed items “cooked food” would include something like French fries even though it doesn’t find express mention in the provision But it is unclear as to whether the fat tax will apply to chicken soup for instance served at such a branded restaurant regardless of its nutritious value Technically the answer should be no but legally it appears otherwise To complicate this interpretation further the Kerala government intends to use this tax as a disincentive against junk food According to state Finance Minister Thomas Isaac people are eating more of junk food while rejecting traditional food So does non-traditional nutritional food also constitute junk food Herein Denmark which introduced the fat tax in 2011 and subsequently withdrew it in less than a year had attempted levying it on butter milk cheese pizza meat oil and processed food if the item contained more than 23 per cent saturated fat It failed since it failed to induce people to take up healthier eating habits This further complicates the fat tax levy as there’s no prescribed viable medium to determine the qualitative nature of the item Revenue wise the government expects an additional Rs 10 crore through the fat tax This on its own certainly does not seem sufficient to make healthier options more accessible Gujarat too is reportedly planning to follow suit based on the Kerala model It will be interesting to see whether the system of “one nation-one tax” on which the GST is based would also find place for the fat tax since the GST by itself faces challenges to ensure uniformity amongst states both for levy and assessment Given the responsibility associated with governmental action and legislative authority it is to be principally presumed that the fat tax is reasonable and in public interest and hence hopefully a calculated and well-studied measure However similar to Delhi government’s odd-even drives the measure of its effectiveness is something that can only be determined in the longer run Kapoor and Setlur practice law in New Delhi and Bangalore respectively For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | United Nations | Published: July 20 2016 11:54 am There “is the need for change of the processes followed in the subterranean universe of the Council’s subsidiary bodies India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said at a Security Council session on ‘Working Methods’ Top News India has called for reform in the “subterranean universe” of the UN Security Council’s sanctions regimes as it criticised the lack of transparency in their functioning saying principles of “anonymity and unanimity” absolve individual members of accountability There “is the need for change of the processes followed in the subterranean universe of the Council’s subsidiary bodies The subterranean universe I refer to consists of 26 sanctions regimes acting on behalf of the Council” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said at a Security Council session on ‘Working Methods’ He said the 26 sanctions regimes cumulatively take 1000 decisions every year but rarely does the Chair of any of these bodies brief Member States or the media about the proceedings after their meetings He questioned why efforts at transparency are not extended to the “subterranean universe where more decisions are taken than in formal meetings or informal consultations” Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news “Why is it that we are blandly informed of positive decisions of this subterranean universe and never told about negative decisions when proposals are not acceded to” he said yesterday as he lamented that in the Council’s sanctions regimes no explanations are given about how the members voted and what their positions are He further stressed that in the sanctions regimes no rationale is given for accepting requests for listing nor do the applications that are rejected surface in the public space “No one indicates who specifically is not supporting a request Indeed proposals that can’t make it are buried without public acknowledgement that they were ever considered” he said “In the subterranean universe all decisions are required to be taken by unanimity a practice that is not in vogue in the Council itself While the trend now is to consider means to curtail the use of the veto in the Council’s own work and many here support such efforts however in the subterranean universe all Council Members have extended vetoes to themselves as members of Sanctions Committees” he said He further stressed that in the “subterranean universe of subsidiary bodies the adoption of principles of anonymity and unanimity has absolved individual members of accountability” “Taking their cue from the membership of these bodies other Member States too perhaps have not been implementing many of the decisions taken by these bodies” he said adding that implementation reports from Member States indicates how outdated they are and in most cases are of 2003 vintage Previously India has slammed the UN sanctions committee for taking a “selective approach” in tackling terrorism when a technical hold was put on its application to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar on the committee’s list of designated terrorists India had said in April that it finds it “incomprehensible” that while the Pakistan-based JeM was listed in the UN Security Council Committee as far back as 2001 for its known terror activities and links to Al Qaeda the designation of the group’s main leader financier and motivator has been put on a technical hold Welcoming the Council’s adoption of a new procedure for selection of the Chairs of subsidiary bodies Akbaruddin hoped that this will be a “harbinger of greater change” in the overall functioning of the sanctions regime Akbaruddin said there is a “sense of unease” among UN member states who regularly articulate suggestions for enhancing transparency effectiveness and inclusivity in the work of the Council and have expectations that these suggestions will be implemented “It is an unease that stems from the old saying ‘Expectation is the mother of all frustration’…these suggestions supported by many remain largely unimplemented “Notwithstanding persistent efforts progress on Working methods of the Council sadly is best measured not by what has been achieved but how much more remains to be fulfilled” he said He also pointed to the lack of institutionalised interaction and consultation between the Council and Troop and Police Contributing Countries saying the Council itself has noted that this lack of effective dialogue had generated frustration on all sides and undermined mandate implementation Citing the example of recent developments concerning the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan he said there has been talk about increasing the number of troops and of possible expansion of mandate but at no stage have there been efforts at institutionalised consultations with troop contributing countries on any of these “Consultations amongst Council Secretariat and Troop Contributing Countries remains an improvement which has been wished in various fora by many but remains to be implemented years after its necessity has been accepted” he said questioning when its time will come He said the issues raised by India “exemplify the chasm” that exists between the Council’s working methods and the general membership’s wishes for a comprehensive structural-functional reform “India is committed to the pursuit of that quest for far-reaching reform to make the Council fit for purpose for the 21st century” he added For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru | Updated: November 12 2017 1:06 pm At Indian Sports Honours Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were seen all smiles and happily posing together Related News Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are a power couple and there is no doubt about it Wherever they go fans pages get flooded with their clicks And after their appearance at last night’s Indian Sports Honours we came across some lovely photos of Anushka and Virat Though this is not the first time Virushka graced the red carpet of an event but we are always happy to see them together It seems that the pictures of last night impressed Virat so much that he ended up changing his profile picture to one with Anushka Yes we have an obsession with Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli and we are happy to admit this We also know that there are billions of fans of this happy couple So when this Bollywood-meets-cricket couple made heads turn at the inaugural edition of the Indian Sports Honours organized by Sanjeev Goneka and the Indian cricket team captain all the cameras seemed to focus on Anushka and Virat It wouldn’t be completely wrong to say that the much-loved couple completely stole the show Anuska and Virat were seen all smiles and were happily posing together Here are some inside pictures of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at Indian Sports Honours: Virat also has a new profile picture on Instagram and yes it again has his lady love Anushka We simply love the way this Indian cricket team captain accepts and expresses his love for Anushka all the time For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News 2017 4:59 am Top News In a rescue mission spanning two days, “This simple replica of Mahatma Gandhi’s spectacles was created using throwaway plastics that have been recycled into a plastic filament for 3D printers, Prakash Javadekar.
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