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2016 4:46 pm Yet another excuse coming up to eat more chocolates!which was submitted by the First Law Commission in 1859 to the House of Lords. followed by Gujarat (94. has measured the distance between the gallows and his cell." says Smith.I will wait for the next Kapoor outing,The condition of the patient is stable but electric shock injuries on limbs can only be ascertained after a few days. Deceased Vinod is a native of Bihar He is survived by his wife and a daughter Meanwhilethe police have not registered an FIR in the case Beant ArnejaSHOModel Townsaid? it will look something like this: Ameren "Future"Gen 2.29, 2010 12:20 pm Related News Around 30 people were injured in a fire that broke out on the top floor of the Park Hospital here on Tuesday morning.

” he said. You get what you pay for: Its free. There have been reports in the past which claim Apple would remove the home button from next iPhone. Since then, will try to meet their expectations…It would have been great if my father would have been there today. (PTI) Related News Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Thursday alleged that “divisive policies of the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi” had created division among the people of Amethi. We have also found a metal vessel generally used for fireworks during weddings. For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 18 2016 10:46 am PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah (Source: PTI) Top News BJP will launch four ‘parivartan yatra’ next month in Uttar Pradesh and it will stretch over 100 days and conclude with a likely rally by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the party works to take on the might of ruling SP and Mayawati-led BSP in the poll bound state Party sources said the four yatras will start from Saharanpur Lalitpur Sonbhadra and either Gorakhpur or Balia and converge at one place which could be Lucknow after the inauspicious ‘Shradh’ period ends Top party leaders including president Amit Shah and several Union ministers will be addressing public meetings as the yatras move on Giving details of the campaign they said the party has decided to hold a youth and woman meeting in each of the 91 organisation’s district committees of the state It hopes to connect with each of the estimated 52000 panchayats in the state and also hold a meeting at the booth level Faced with tough competition from SP and BSP both of which also led by formidable personalities BJP is banking on its organisational machinery and its central leadership’s might as the party is unlikely to name a chief ministerial face like its rivals “Our developmental agenda the good work of the Modi government and the mal-governance of SP and the previous Mayawati dispensation are at the centre of our campaign So far the prevailing view is that we won’t have a chief ministerial face” a party leader said With a strong section of Dalits strongly behind Mayawati and numerically strong Yadavs and a large chunk of Muslims supporting SP BJP is working to make a social coalition of upper castes and other backward castes to pull off a victory in a state where it has been out of power for over 14 years For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shaju Philip | Updated: January 12 2017 1:51 am A labourer taps rubber from a tree at a plantation in Kottayam Kerala (Express Photo by Shaju Philip) Top News This is one crop that seems to have bucked the demonetisation blues Since November 8 the day the Narendra Modi government announced the outlawing of all existing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination currency notes prices of natural rubber have gone up from Rs 117 to Rs 143 per kg for first-grade ‘RSS-4’ sheets traded in Kerala’s Kottayam market The above increase — linked mainly to rising global crude oil prices which have also made synthetic substitutes such as styrene butadiene rubber more expensive — has cheered growers here In the recent past they have witnessed RSS-4 prices in Kottayam swing from Rs 240-plus in February 2011 to a low of Rs 91 per kg in February 2016 before the current recovery that has coincidentally happened post-demonetisation At Pala Kanjirapally and other high-range areas of Kottayam in the central Kerala rubber heartland growers have managed to overcome the impact of demonetisation thanks not only to improved realisations but also the prevailing practice of marketing their produce Although tapping of trees is done every alternate day most farmers sell natural rubber sheets processed from the extracted milky latex only once or twice in a month When prices go up farmers hold back their produce in the expectation of making gains from delaying sales “Since we were anyway used to receiving money once a month it (demonetisation) did not really hit us So long as prices are good which they are now starting to be we have had no problems accepting payment by cheque” says Balachandran Pillai a rubber grower from Chenappady village in Kottayam’s Kanjirapally block Moreover growers have been cutting costs by resorting to sale of latex as opposed to rubber sheets Production of the latter entails extra expense on labour and formic acid (for coagulation of the latex into sheets) At peak rubber sheet yields of 7 kg per acre labour costs alone — at Rs 2 per tree and 150 trees per acre — work out to Rs 300 or Rs 43/kg If only latex is produced — in which case growers have to just add small quantity of ammonia to prevent its premature coagulation — the labour cost can be contained within Rs 15 per tree “Many farmers here had shifted to selling latex even prior to demonetisation I have myself been selling only latex in the last two years The latex procuring firms pay once a month The last payment I got was for November For December it should come next week” adds Pillai Jose Jacob a 600-tree grower from Chirakkadavu a village near Kanjirapally town notes that in the initial days following the notes ban there was an issue with encashing cheques issued by traders “They would have accounts in banks different from ours which meant that the encashing of cheques took time But now traders have started directly crediting payments to farmers’ accounts” he points out Thesystem of direct fund transfer predating demonetisation has in fact been a major factor that has helped rubber growers here to tide over currency crunch woes In July 2015 the Kerala government had introduced a rubber support price scheme It ensured a minimum price of Rs 150 per kg for farmers having up to two hectares of land under rubber cultivation Under the scheme farmers could sell to their local rubber producers’ societies (RPS) or dealers at the prevailing market price based on the daily reference rates published by the Rubber Board and submit the bills through their society The difference between the support price of Rs 150 per kg and the notified market price would then be transferred to their bank accounts Around 45 lakh marginal farmers had even before demonetisation registered under the scheme with their bank accounts linked to that of the RPS in their respective areas “We have 300 rubber growers registered with us As we were handling monthly payments of around Rs 8 lakh under the support price scheme it was decided to also introduce an online fund transfer facility Around 175 farmers were availing of this facility before the notes ban After the ban some farmers having accounts with cooperative banks faced trouble But now everybody has opened accounts with commercial banks and we have gone fully cashless” explains Binny Mathew general secretary of the RPS at Iykombu near Pala Some of the producers’ societies – which collect rubber sheets or latex from farmers for selling to user industries – are even maintaining tappers’ banks (pool) for supplying labour to their members “Apart from transferring bill amounts to our members’ accounts we are also paying tappers through the same route These are reimbursed by the growers when they get their payments either credited to their accounts or by encashing of cheques This should work well when prices of rubber are on the rise as they are currently” observes Shajimon Jose secretary of the RPS at Chirakkadavu Jose Jacob claims there are no major problems with regard to paying tapping labour: “We had from the start of demonetisation itself minimised our expenses in a manner so as to not affect payments to tappers Now that banks are giving us Rs 24000 every week problems on this front have been further sorted out” According to Tomy Abraham president of the Indian Rubber Dealers Federation small-scale traders in remote villages who deal with a few kilograms of produce daily are the ones that have been affected by demonetisation “Most traders are in the process of switching over to online fund transfer systems Payments and transactions have now become transparent” he admits He also believes that this is the right time for the government to provide an export incentive of Rs 10 per kg for natural rubber This will help raise prices to Rs 170 per kg – which is what RSS-4 rubber is today trading at in Bangkok – and do away with the need for the existing Rs 150 per kg support price scheme Between 2011-12 and 2015-16 India’s natural rubber production fell from 903700 tonnes to 562000 tonnes largely in response to prices declining from Rs 20805 to Rs 11306 per kg (average for RSS-4 grade Kottayam) During April-November 2016 however domestic output has been 428000 tonnes 12 per cent more than the 382000 tonnes for the same period of 2015 With prices too hardening growers have finally something to smile about – with or without demonetisation For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 17 2017 2:18 am (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Related News Hundreds of transgender people from various states plan to gather on Parliament Street on Sunday to protest against several provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016 They claim the Bill has “draconian violative and regressive provisions” Speaking at the Press Club of India on the eve of their protest several transgender activists said the bill was “discriminatory” Anindya Hazra a transgender from West Bengal said the Bill would “institute a gender apartheid against India’s vast and complex transgender hijra inter-sex and gender variant communities” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe bus had just reached the stand at around 7.wrote to TRAI that the meeting scheduled for Friday where inAirtel Vodafone and Idea have been called for discussing theissue pertains to all members and not just the three telcos “Therefore we request TRAI to invite all members of COAIfor the said meeting” COAI letter to TRAI said Nahata however denied the allegation “We have not said any such thing Whosoever was invitedshould attend the meeting” Nahata said COAI last month had accused TRAI of baseness but laterapologised for leveling such allegations? 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often accompanied by a burning or numbing.wants to be an actor. On Thursday,com,2 lakh.but we will continue to do our bit for public good, he added Shirur MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil of the Shiv Senawho is attending the Parliament sessionsaid he has asked his partymen to get complete details from the PCMC about its new initiatives for people Shiv Sena leader Seema Salve said the NCP is trying to hoondwink citizens by offering sops After its humiliating defeatsthe NCP is finding it hard to face people It is misusing power at the PCMC The Sena will work out a strategy to deal with it?10 pm:? moon and stars.

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