“By the weekend, Now I cannot go home and will have to wait till 3 pm." and added: "mandate of the people of the border state of Arunachal has been robbed in broad daylight.
came away from the meeting with a feeling that "Mr Gandhi seemed preoccupied with playing with his dog instead of paying attention to the people surrounding him". It is not without reason that Congress’s state unit chiefs have been forcing their MLAs to sign ‘Gandhi bonds’ to pledge their loyalty Just look at what has been happening in West Bengal where the Congress according to a report in TheTimes of India is set to lose party stronghold Berhampore to the Trinamool Congress with 16 of its representatives in the city council expected to walk over These are times of unprecedented calamity for Congress Blaming rival parties for its ills won’t help Written by Santosh Mehrotra | Updated: December 5 2014 5:15 am Though the population that crosses over into the working-age group is growing it is doing so at a slowing pace India’s demographic dividend will end in 25 years at most Related News Howmany jobs must be created to realise our demographic dividend (or avoid a nightmare) Half of India’s population is below 25 The worst-case scenario is that enough jobs are not created for the millions entering the labour force each year and that this semi-educated mass becomes a force driving social conflict The reason that East Asian countries (especially China) rode the wave of the demographic dividend and dramatically reduced poverty is that they rapidly created jobs for those with education joining the labour force as well as those leaving agriculture for better opportunities in industry and services especially in export-oriented manufacturing But now that international demand has collapsed India will have to rely to a greater extent on domestic demand to create jobs Can the government’s “Make in India” programme lead to private industry and the service sector creating enough jobs to absorb those entering the labour force Fearmongers will tell you that 12 million persons are joining the labour force every year — or that one million entrants must be provided jobs every month ( that’s 30000 new jobs a day) This myth-creating number derives from a misinterpretation of the National Sample Survey (NSS) estimate that 60 million people entered the labour force in the first half of the last decade implying that the same number of people have been entering the labour force ever since This is the modern version of the earlier scare that “population growth will overwhelm India’s economic growth” Population growth has slowed to 14 per cent per year In fact the zero-six age population was not higher in 2011 than in 2001 The implication is that though the population that crosses over into the working-age group is growing it is doing so at a slowing pace India’s demographic dividend will end in 25 years at most So how many industrial and service-sector jobs need to be created every year over the eight year period 2011-12 (the year of the last NSS estimate) to 2019-20 (the terminal year of the new government’s tenure) To set the upper limit of the labour force size we assumed that the labour force participation rate of those with secondary-and-above education would instead of remaining the same increase by 5 percentage points In that case the size of the labour force would increase by about 636 million an average of 78 million per annum Providing employment to this number is achievable since in the period 2004-05 to 2011-12 75 million jobs were created in industry and services (the same as over 1999-2000 to 2004-05) The number of jobs that “Make in India” must create is nowhere close to the 1 million per month that scare-mongers are “warning” us about The demographic nightmare can be avoided provided the requisite number of jobs are created It has been done before The second point is that as young people get more educated they will not want to work in agriculture (currently the biggest employer — it engages half the workforce) They will want semi-skilled/ skilled jobs in construction which currently employs 12 per cent of the workforce and is exhibiting the fastest growth They will want jobs (casual regular or self-employment) in manufacturing or services So non-agricultural jobs must be created The third point is that a rising share of those educated at least up to the secondary level will be girls The labour force participation rate for women in India is one of the lowest in the world This is set to change provided appropriate non-agriculture jobs exist such as in garment manufacturing or modern services Is the government ready to create the enabling environment to meet the demand for such jobs The fourth point is that jobs have to be created not merely for those just joining the labour force but also for those leaving agriculture for better-paying construction-sector work For the first time in India’s economic history the absolute number of those in agriculture has been falling — since 2004-05 For the new NDA government this is a very different reality from the one it faced between 1999-2000 and 2004-05 when the absolute numbers in agriculture actually grew by 20 million — a retrogressive development Roughly five million people left agriculture for non-agri jobs during the UPA period Jobs will have to be created for such migrants However this last challenge is in some ways the easiest to address If investment in rural and urban infrastructure housing and rural public works is sustained the unskilled who leave agriculture will get absorbed in construction as they have been for the last decade or more But the first three challenges are much more serious especially if the new jobs are to be organised-sector formal jobs Are the government and the private sector ready The writer is professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi and author of ‘Policies toAchieve Inclusive Growthin India’ (forthcoming) [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 10 2017 7:09 am Katherine Kirk has won twice at the LPGA Tour (Source: Reuters) Top News Seven years after Katherine Kirk’s last victory on the LPGA Tour she returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since then on Sunday The 35-year-old Australian held off Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa with a 2-under-par 70 in the final round and won the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic by one shot in Oneida Wis Kirk finished the first-year event at 22-under 266 coming up short of the LPGA 72-hole scoring record of 27 under but it was enough to edge Buhai who closed with a 67 The win was the third of Kirk’s career but her first since the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic a span of 152 starts “So much hard work and patience” Kirk said “I had a rough couple years like 2015 and 2016 and just an amazing team behind me My husband has been 100 percent supportive the whole time I can’t put it into words It’s just a great feeling” Kirk began the final round at Thornberry Creek with a four-stroke lead and was challenged by Buhai before making a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole to finally secure the victory “When we got even I just knew I had to … keep hitting the shots and I did that” Buhai said “There’s not much more you can do and she made a birdie straight away She bounced back well Yeah I got within close range but it was a great birdie on 18” Kirk’s final round mixed six birdies with four bogeys “Ashleigh played great all day” said Kirk who qualified for next week’s US Women’s Open with the victory “I put the pressure on her Pretty fun finish there I knew I had to make it” Buhai moved to 20 under with four birdies on the front nine but she parred the next eight holes before closing with a birdie on No 18 Her runner-up finish was a career best “We both played great this week” Buhai said “Today 5 under no bogeys I had three lip-outs on the back nine but I hit the putts and the shots that I had to just keep hitting” Sei Young Kim of South Korea finished third at 20 under after a 63 Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand shot the best round of the week with a 10-under 62 and took fourth at 19 under a career-best 62 Cristie Kerr rounded out the top five at 18 under after a closing 66 (Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMiddlesbrough sacked manager Garry Monk just hours after his Championship side’s 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday File image of Gary Monk AFP Monk only took charge at Middlesbrough in June but the former Swansea and Leeds boss was unable to mastermind the expected promotion challenge Middlesbrough who won 10 of their 23 league games under Monk are ninth in the second-tier table three points behind Aston Villa who occupy the final play-off place "Middlesbrough Football Club have parted company with manager Garry Monk" the club announced in a statement following the come-from-behind win in Sheffield Monk managed Swansea in the Premier League between 2014 and 2015 before helping Leeds to a seventh-placed finish in the Championship last term He was unable to agree an extension to his stay at Leeds under new owner Andrea Radrizzani leaving last May before swiftly taking up the reigns at Boro Middlesbrough had hoped to bid for automatic promotion under Monk having been relegated from the Premier League in May But they are far adrift of that target and have reacted by relieving Monk of his position two days before Christmas "The club would like to thank Garry for all his hard work and dedication and wish him all the best for the future" the statement said "The club’s academy manager Craig Liddle will take temporary charge of first team affairs during the interim period while a successor is appointed" Middlesbrough’s first match without Monk is at home to Bolton on Tuesday A year after Olympics Brazil’s army called to quell violence in Rio | Reuters World Reuters Aug 05 2017 01:30:08 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 05 2017 01:30 AM | Updated Date: Aug 05 2017 01:30 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See One delightful French phrase which best describes the imbroglio surrounding the Indian cricket team is: Plus ca change plus c’est la meme (the more it changes the more it remains the same) Indian cricket’s new found fans are shocked by the timing of the fracas surrounding coach Anil Kumble and the possibility of the Indian team being saddled with yet another new coach But those who have followed Indian cricket closely would unhesitatingly vouch that this sort of fissure between coach and players is par for the course India’s captain Virat Kohli (L) and coach Anil Kumble AFP Lest one believes the upheaval is unusual before the start of a major ODI championship like the Champions Trophy a similar situation prevailed during the 1996 World Cup Most of the players had stopped talking to the coach by the time India got past the initial rounds and it was left to erstwhile assistant coach Sandip Patil to act as go-between It is an inescapable fact of life that great players need not make a good coach captain umpire commentator or even administrator Each calls for a different skill set and very few are blessed with the ability to shine in two or more roles Sachin Tendulkar for instance was one of the greatest Indian cricketers of modern times Yet he was a complete flop as captain But his failures as skipper did not make him any less a cricketer extraordinaire Then there is the case of Greg Chappell another outstanding cricketer one of the truly great batsmen of his era Those who know Chappell and his cricketing acumen believe he is one of the finest thinkers of the game and his knowledge of the sport and situational analysis is second to none Yet as India coach Chappell fared miserably He failed to understand that Indian cricket had its share of prima donnas and holy cows and there were more than a few ‘no-go’ areas His attempt to impose a culture alien to the one that the team was accustomed to went against him The players were very happy with him as long as he did not try to push them out of their comfort zone The moment he tried to impose his ideas spelt his doom The players turned non-communicative and rebelled After that he simply had to go The Kumble-Indian players issue is reportedly following an identical pattern If the players are unhappy with him there is no way they would turn to him for advice help or support Kumble too does not seem to have the ability to reach out and smooth any edges in the relationship In such a scenario if a total breakdown in communication follows it would not serve the purpose of employing him as a coach Additionally it would do more harm than good to Indian cricket The tragedy with Indian cricket is that the entire set-up is happy to stay in its comfort zone What this really means is easy victories at home and an occasional win overseas This has been the pattern for the last five decades The disappointment is the fact that Indian cricket’s stakeholders are happy with this dismal status quo Kumble probably deserves to continue after those easy wins at home against the West Indies Bangladesh New Zealand and Australia Yet those are not the challenges either for him or the team They need to consistently win matches and tournaments overseas in conditions that are far removed from those obtaining at home The great teams of West Indies and Australia were champions everywhere not just in their backyard And unless a coach or a team can deliver those sorts of results they should not even be talking of success Because frankly winning at home on friendly pitches is a foregone conclusion almost always Strangely India’s most successful managers/coaches who were at the helm when memorable overseas triumphs were recorded were not cricketing legends The historic 1983 World Cup victory in England came when a cricketing lightweight PR Man Singh was the manager Another non-Test cricketer Raj Singh Dungarpur was the manager when the epic 1986 Tests and series win in England was thrashed out by Kapil Dev’s team Likewise Keki Tarapore and Hemu Adhikari two average Indian cricketers were coach and manager during two memorable series wins in West Indies and England respectively in 1971 It is possible that Indian cricket could be served better by the introduction of an excellent man-manager who could be the bridge between players and coach In any case most of the coaching is done at the NCA and India A levels At the highest level the coach is probably a facilitator who could get players to perform out of their skins But for that there must first be some sort of two-way trust and communication going By: Reuters | Paris | Published: June 7 2017 7:39 pm Rafael Nadal who next faces Austrian Dominic Thiem after he knocked out holder Novak Djokovic has spent only about eight hours on court dropping 22 games to reach his 10th French Open semi (Source: Reuters) Related News Rafa Nadal has broken lots of records in his career but they do not matter to the Spaniard who on Wednesday strolled into the French Open semi-finals after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta quit with an injury less than an hour into the match Nadal bidding for a record-extending 10th title at Roland Garros was leading 6-2 2-0 when Carreno Busta decided he could not continue after receiving lengthy treatment for an abdominal muscle injury at the end of the first set Nadal who next faces Austrian Dominic Thiem after he knocked out holder Novak Djokovic has spent only about eight hours on court dropping 22 games to reach his 10th French Open semi with his 100th win in a best-of-five sets match on clay It is the fewest games the 31-year-old Nadal has lost on his way to the last four on the Paris clay In 2008 he dropped 25 Swede Bjorn Borg holds the record for the fewest games lost in a winning a French Open campaign having conceded 32 in 1978 but Nadal’s focus is elsewhere “I don’t know how many games I lost this year but I really don’t care about this… I only care that I’m in the semi-finals That’s a positive event for me already” he told a news conference “And my only goal is try to be ready to play my best no The rest of the things we can always find behind the stones And we are going to find more and more records but at the end of the day these kind of things are not important “Now remains probably the toughest part against a very tough opponent in the semi-finals” Thiem the sixth seed is the only player to beat Nadal on clay this season and he handed second seed Djokovic an embarrassing ‘bagel’ in a 7-6(5) 6-3 6-0 win in the last eight “In Rome it was not a good day for me I was not in a position to play well the way I wanted to” said Nadal referring to Thiem’s 6-4 6-3 quarter-final win at last month’s Italian Open “He put me in a difficult situation so it’s up to me to avoid being put in uncomfortable situations I will put pressure upon (his) shoulders immediately” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: October 28 2015 5:37 am BJP MP Yogi Adityanath Related News Police Tuesday detained BJP MP Yogi Adityanath and his supporters while they were on way to Shohratgarh town in Siddharthnagar district where a communal clash had taken place during Muharram processions last week Later talking to reporters the Gorakhpur MP claimed he and his supporters were stopped by the police arrested and brought to a guest house at Bansi area He claimed that he was going to hold a programme against the “killing” of a trader in Shohratgarh in a clash during Muharram processions as police have not lodged any FIR in the matter He also claimed that the officials from Itwa police station had entered the house of Shohratgarh town area chairperson Babita Kushwaha and assaulted her children Contacted SP Ajay Kumar Sahni said the trader had died after falling from the roof of his house and his family members have already stated that the death occurred in an accident He said the area was tense as the Shohratgarh market which had been closed for a few days was reopening now Sahni said Adityanath was stopped as a precautionary measure The police officer also said that Babita Kushawha’s husband Subhash is an accused in inciting the violence on Saturday In order to escape the culpability his family is claiming that police entered their house and assaulted the children the SP said Adityanath later said will now go to Tulsipur in Balrampur district for another programme He said the DM and SP have assured him of action in the case of trader’s death For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related News The tournament will take place ahead of Wimbledon Open in June at the Edgbaston Priory Club. 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