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consult the dice to make important decisions. download Indian Express App ? and 10 died on Sunday.The deaths of four other birds on Monday were reported from a lake behind Shakti Sthal near Raj Ghat in Delhi Rai said He visited the deer park along with DDA officials and doctors where the death toll due to suspected H5N8 viral strain has climbed to 43 Rai formed a 10-member team to spray anti-virus in the area including on birds A private security guard wearing a mask stands next to a notice tied to a gate of the Deer Park which according to local media is temporarily closed to visitors as a precautionary measureafter 58 birds died in New Delhi due to bird flu Reuters "The strain (H5N8) is not as dangerous for humans as it is for birds There has been no report of it affecting humans across the world Monitoring is being done across Delhi’s parks and bird sanctuaries The government is planning to issue a health advisory as well" Rai said Meanwhile three more painted storks died at the zoo in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh taking the number of birds suspected to have been killed by a new sub-type of bird flu to 18 Three more birds are critical and may soon succumb an official said With at least two samples of the 15 painted storks that died earlier this week testing positive for the subtype H5N8 at the Bhopal-based Animal Disease Laboratory recently the MP government has sounded an alert across the state directing all 51 districts to immediately report any fowl mortality Seeking to allay concerns over a possible bird flu outbreak the officer said "There is no need to panic as the death (of painted storks) due to H5N8 virus has taken place in the wild (zoo)" The Gwalior Municipal Commissioner Anay Dwivedi told PTI that with these deaths only six painted storks were left in the zoo enclosure and three of them are in critical condition Citing veterinarians he said the storks may die soon "The rest (three storks) too appear to be sick and may succumb tomorrow" he said Governments kick up defence mechanism Although the virus is not directly a threat to human health the state governments in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh have issued advisories to the zoo administration to monitor the situation very closely In Delhi Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai put out a health advisory in which the recommendation include a suggestion avoid eating of raw or half-boiled eggs and meat Rai on Monday held a meeting of the coordination committee in the Delhi Secretariat to consider further action on checking the spread of H5N8 influenza virus He ordered all government departments to spread "chuna" (lime powder) around every water body The minister also ordered them to spray antivirus Sodium Hypochlorite around all water bodies where birds gather Both the zoo and the DDA-run deer park continue to remain shut due to the bird flu scare The city government’s coordination committee formed to tackle the situation will meet on Tuesday Rai said the water of the deer park will be sent to the Bhopal laboratory to be tested The Delhi government had also set up a 23-member committee to coordinate work among various departments and to probe the reasons behind the bird deaths since last week "Also we have decided to build a medicated subway at the entry gate in the market which will have medicines mixed with water Every truck entering the market will have to pass through this water which will help in preventing the infection from spreading" Rai said On Thursday the government had taken 50 samples from birds in the zoo various bird sanctuaries and poultry markets in the city and sent them to labs for analysis Both the Delhi zoo and the Deer Park will remain shut until normalcy returns The first deaths of two migratory birds were reported on 14 October in the Delhi Zoo where six more birds were found dead the next day One more bird each died on 17 and 19 October According to a report inThe Hindu an alert has been sounded in Rajasthan as well and the state’s forest department will also conduct a survey on the recent deaths of birds in the forest areas Madhya Pradesh Animal Husbandry department also confirmed that an alert has been sounded in the state "We have sounded alert across the state However no fowl death has been reported from any part of state Officers concerned are keeping a close watch" Madhya Pradesh Animal Husbandry Director Dr RK Rokde said To a query on culling the birds The Gwalior Municipal Commissioner Anay Dwivedi said they will take the call in this regard later depending upon the situation The commissioner said they were burning the dead fowls and burring them deep underground "Three falcons which were in the enclosure along with the painted storks have been quarantined and they will be closely monitored for a month These falcons are healthy" the commissioner added On reopening the zoo closed since the death of 15 painted storks the officer said "Possibly we won’t open it for this entire month (October)" According to 2012 census MP had a population of 119 lakh domestic fowls He said the state has 400-odd private poultry farms and nine government ones According to Rokde a hen had died of bird flu in Burhanpur district of state in February this year Sources said that around 9000 fowls had been culled in the radius of one km from the area where the hen had died The Union Environment Ministry has also formed a three-member panel to keep a watch over the developments With inputs from agencies The new scheme for tax cheats that is in force now shows the desperation of the Narendra Modi government to somehow show demonetisation has indeed worked well in trapping the black money in the system This was necessitated as close to Rs 13 lakh crore has already returned to the banking system through deposits out of the Rs 154 lakh crore demonetised on 8 November It is anybody’s guess how much of these deposits will turn out to be ‘black money’ at the end of this whole exercise Much depends on the taxman Under this scheme Pradhan Manrti Garib Kalyan Yojana evaders get another opportunity to bring out their ill-gotten wealth by paying 50 percent tax and penalty and by parking a quarter of their illegal assets in a scheme for four years Representational image CNN-News18 This is the last such scheme the government has said for black money holders — something they had said even when the first IDS (income declaration scheme) scheme for domestic black money holders was launched a few months ago That time the government warning was that post September there will be big crackdown and no chance will be given for anyone to come clean again But here we are again with yet another black money scheme This in all likelihood will give an idea to the tax cheats that the ‘last chance’ for black money holders will keep returning periodically The latest amnesty-like scheme tells us one clear thing This is born out of the government’s growing realisation that demonetisation may not be an effective tool on the black money hunt Hence the government was forced to once again offer incentives to tax cheats to get some money out of the shelves The taxman has so far not found much luck in unearthing the illegal cash from raids which is evident from the numbers given by the CBDT chairman last week The department has so far conducted searches and seizures in about 291 cases carried out surveys in 295 cases where it has seized over Rs 316 crore including Rs 80 crore in new notes in raids besides jewelry of Rs 76 crore totaling Rs 393 crore the chairman said The department has also sent over 3000 notices on the basis of deposits in bank accounts One needs to see how much illegal money is unearthed post this exercise The other side of this exercise is that the honest taxpayer will feel foolish with repeated amnesty schemes for tax cheats In fact the last black money scheme was even better for the evaders Those who declared black money under the scheme had the option to pay the 45 percent tax in three easy installments — 25 percent by 30 November another 25 percent by 31 March 2017 and the balance amount by 30 September 2017 The 45 percent penalty black money holders need to pay include tax surcharge and penalty If someone with unaccounted money didn’t use such easy an installment scheme then he is either a fool or someone who knows to fool the taxmen for the rest of his life The chances that this time the tax amnesty scheme which is open until 31 March 2017 may not yield much since the evader who skipped the attractive September scheme will now have to pay 50 percent of tax/ penalty and lock quarter of his deposits for four years Rather he would look for alternative ways such as benami channels Including the first scheme for foreign black money holders this is the third amnesty the Modi government has offered to tax cheats There is an obvious danger in rolling out back to back amnesty schemes In the BJP Parliamentary meet PM Modi mentioned the 1971 K N Wanchoo Committee report to support his ongoing demonetisation move But the same report and the Shankar Acharya Committee in 1985 had also pointed out the ill-effects of announcing black money voluntary declaration schemes unless there is a compelling reason to do so “Resorting to such a measure during normal times and that too frequently would only shake the confidence of the honest taxpayers in the capacity of the government to deal with the law breakers and would invite contempt for its enforcement machinery” the Wanchoo panel had said in 1971 Whether the scenario under which Modi announced demonetisation and black money declaration scheme for tax cheats falls under the description of ‘normal times’ or not is a matter of debate But PM Modi will do well revisiting the Wanchoo report for clues on the consequences of back-to-back black money declaration schemes Istanbul:At least five were killed and39people were wounded today in a bomb attack by Kurdish rebels on a police station in Turkey’s troubled southeast reports said A car bomb attack carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) caused heavy damage to outer walls of the police station in the town of Cinar in the province of Diyarbakir the Dogan news agency reported The rebels then followed up the car bomb with rocket attacks and long-range gunfire it added Adjacent housing for police officers was also hit wounding the wives of police and several children Dogan said At least 22 people were wounded in total it said Representative image AFP The PKK launched a formal insurgency against the Turkish state in 1984 initially fighting for Kurdish independence although it now presses more for greater autonomy and rights for the country’s largest ethnic minority The conflict has left tens of thousands dead A new upsurge of violence between the security forces and the PKK erupted in July in the wake of attacks blamed on Islamic extremists shattering a fragile two-and-a-half-year truce Vowing to flush out the PKK from Turkey’s urban centres the authorities have in recent weeks kept up curfews in three locations in the southeast to back up military operations that activists say have killed dozens of civilians Ten German tourists were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing in central Istanbul which the government blamed on Islamic State (IS) group arch foe of the PKK AFP Published: June 29 2015 1:37 am Related News Political realists The Chinese veto over India’s efforts to question the legitimacy of Pakistan’s release of Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi betrays its hypocrisy on issues of terrorism and India’s place in its geostrategic calculus It proves again the callous nature of Chinese foreign policy which prioritises political pragmatism over any international norm and practiceThe suggestion of “direct engagement” is sensible but not practical While raising its objections with China India should make it clear that China can’t have dualism in its policy towards India especially on issues like terrorism Amritpal Singh Amritsar Bad planning This refers to ‘Behind OROP delay worry about small hike for jawans’ (IE June 26) If it’s true that the government is more concerned about the minuscule increase in the pension jawans may get if OROP is implemeted in its present form then it could simply be a case of “penny wise pound foolish” The resentment among ex-servicemen over this delay could prove to be costly Its effects could be seen in the form of virtual unavailability of manpower to meet our needs in the crucial defence sector S Kumar New Delhi Dual standards An African American of Kenyan origin is elected to the highest office of the land in his first attempt Now an Indian American already a state governor has announced his plans to run for US president (‘Bobby Jindal announces US presidential bid’ IE June 25) More than the individuals in question it reflects on the basic strength of a nation that not only believes in the equality of opportunity but practices it We lay claim to being a bigger democracy in size yet we found it anathema to see a woman of foreign origin duly elected as an MP as a prospective prime minister Nor do we think twice before denigrating a sitting vice president R Narayanan Ghaziabad Scrutinise Salian This refers to the editorial ‘Says Salian’ (IE June 26) It is important that Salian’s revelations regarding the Malegaon case be scrutinised There appear to be some inconsistencies that need to be ironed out In her interview to The Indian Express she claimed that ever since “the new government came to power” she has been under pressure from the NIA to go “soft” on the case However in her interaction with a city tabloid she stated that strings were being pulled even when the UPA was in power in April-May 2013 Moreover if there are some “rotten eggs” in the NIA she should divulge their names VChandramohan Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 12 2017 3:47 pm Idris Elba has said his dad did not want him to be an actor Related News Idris Elba has said his dad did not want him to be an actor The 44-year-old star says his first love was music and his father felt his original dream to be a DJ would be a more steady source of income than having to audition for parts reported Contactmusic “I was inspired by Robert De Niro after skipping school one afternoon when I was 16 to go and see Once Upon a Time in America My acting teacher in school told me that one day I’d be a great actor My father wasn’t that happy He was worried that I’d starve and he told me to keep working as a DJ so I could earn a living But my mother supported me” Elba said Idris Elba has been involved in the acting business since 1995 but he got his first starring role only in 2002 His claim to fame was HBO’s crime drama The Wire in 2002 in which he played the role of a drug lord Stringer Bell in the American city of Baltimore Although he had a typical British accent he was praised by critics for his street American accent and also for his performance which made him a star in the United States Another TV role Elba is known for is BBC’s crime thriller Luther Here the tables were turned From a drug lynchpin in The Wire he became a detective in Luther He received a Golden Globe award for his performance in Luther For a while it was rumoured that he was considered for the role of James Bond in the next series of Bond movies That was after Daniel Craig had denied that he would be reprising the role But now it is widely believed that Craig would return Idris Elba also plays a recurring role as the guardian of Asgard Heimdall in Marvel’s movies? but not to extent of an obsession. The fire brigade,Ashok took Divya to Uttar Pradesh.Meticulous and timely treatment can prevent the mortality. my loss, Fourth seed Nadal, Siddiqui was convicted under Section 3 (3) of the TADA Act.

To extend Stephen’s metaphor of the IPC as a “manufactured article”,the PWD could not go ahead with the work.a man and a woman committed suicide at a hotel in Shimla early on Monday.6, The number of surrenders of Maoists cadres has increased substantially in the current year. the source said that payment of wages through cheque or bank transfer will reduce the complaints regarding non-payment or less payment of minimum wages and also help in moving towards a cashless society. Lohardaga (ST), In my case,” it said. Soon.

Congress member Sukhvilas Verma advised the government to increase revenue receipts by various means. 2015 After the farce of collective leadership,” Meanwhile, Milan has invested around $250 million in strengthening its squad and should advance from the second leg at San Siro next Thursday. Also read:? He alleged that later on that rotten grain was sold to liquor manufacturers at throwaway prices. Their (Pakistan’s) government alone will not be able to reign in the terror, We want to see him behind bars and suffer the same way we are suffering.OP Sihag,the first Test against Pakistan.

Johnson was withdrawn from the Twenty20 Champions League? 2014 1:27 am Related News The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) will be issuing biometric identity cards to all street vendors under its jurisdiction.” MCG commissioner Praveen Kumar said. This is the second time that a biometric survey is being carried out in two years The previous one was found to have errors in it The identification card has to be renewed every three years? son Rajinder Singh, The duo then hit the old woman on the head with a log and took away a gold chain, killing 26 people. the low rate of conviction in criminal cases needs to be addressed on a priority basis. They lived in a rented house in Delhi’s Lado Sarai area. except in market) and Section 411 (butchers and persons who sell or supply flesh of animal to be licensed) under the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, “It’s unforgivable.

It was here that the ?main accused for then Samajwadi Party MP Phoolan?We have recovered a detailed note about the CPM men who had criminal cases against them at that time.Banerjee intends to work towards the complete eradication of polio from the world with special focus on India. So it comes to me as an added responsibility to strengthen our mission. the start of its second phase. It turns out that it is the Department of Personnel and Training that is behind the move to build more Sanskriti schools on the specious grounds that senior officers working for the Central Government find Kendriya Vidyalayas inadequate by the standards their children are accustomed to. spoke out in her support along with Rajnath Singh.s cricket body has already floated requests to the BCCI to alter the IPL schedule as it clashes with its county season.

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