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reminisces about her time as a bar dancer. she said. The fabrics,vulgar salaries? It is not a word of my choice or initiative To be honestit was used by a mediaperson to ask if I approved of vulgar salaries How could I have said that I did It would indeed have been my saying yes to the question if I had stopped beating my wife In any case my answer was that we in India have not reached the level of liberalism to make vulgarity a fundamental right How that sums up my entire view on corporate salaries is not for me to ask But since I have viewsas indeed should every thinkingresponsible personI shall state them explicitly The immediate reaction also seems influenced by the memory of the prime ministers appealway back in 2007to abjure conspicuous expenditure in a country like oursstill struggling valiantly to ensure inclusive growth But from that to surmise that the government is in a mood to control salaries and more is wide off the mark As some observers have saidthe law at present puts a cap of 11 per cent of profits beyond which proposals have to come to the government for prior approval Very few have noticed that the draft legislation forwarded to Parliament and under consideration of the Standing Committee does not have a cap But of courseParliament will take the final view I also need no reminder that many of the huge salaries are drawn well within the cap and by persons whose contribution to the economic landscape is very impressive and indeed applauded by us Voluntary restraints by them indeed deserve a warm round of applause Yet the bottom line remains that there is a need to talk about these things as part of the corporate governance debate Besidesnot everyone against government control also accepts that some form of regulation is unwarranted The discussions at G-20 and the pronouncements of President Obama on corporate greed are certainly stronger statements than words like vulgar and indecent; furthermore no one has yet repudiated the view that the Wall Street remuneration fiasco had something to do with the global recession Corporate governance is about many things: independence of directorsdiligent internal auditsfair disclosures all aroundobjective and responsible statutory audit with appropriate standards of accounting and reportingappointments committeeremuneration committeesocial responsibilityenvironmental sensitivityperhaps affirmative action and inclusive growth But more than all these and at the root of the entire edifice is shareholder democracy As governmental controls disappear in favour of regulationshareholder democracy must be enhanced How this is to be done is what we need to debate The salaries that shareholders then approve should be seen as having the highest stamp of approval It would be stretching the imagination somewhat to say that democracy needs no help If this is clear then all diversionary arguments about not returning to the days of the pastas indeed of adversely affecting the reverse brain drainneed not clutter the debate Allow me to repeat that the government wants a partnership role with corporate India but it has to be a partnership of the 21st century not the disguised proprietorship (either way) of the past There is one last argument that clever populists throw at politicians: physicianheal thyself There is talk about bungalows in Lutyens Delhiunlimited phone callscars and allowancesso what if the salaries are modest I can only suggest please come and be our guests for a week; put up with the hundreds of petitioners for jobs and other help; answer our phone which starts to ring at 5am and does not stop till well past midnight; spend some days in our constituencies and at the same time try to keep yourself from not uttering a single word that the press can turn into a story Finally just think that whatever we havethe good and the badis often for a fleeting moment (short years) and then a tough election makes the rest of the life that is left pretty ugly Meanwhile find the money it takes to nurse a constituency and every electionincluding the one clearly lost before the campaign begins We accept democracy so why should you not even want to talk about it Talking never did anyoneany harm and thenas Amartya Sen sayswe are argumentative indeed Meanwhile it is important to note that the recent talk of austerity in the party is not a political sham or necessarily about a few weeks or months of abstaining from felicity in the words of King Learbut an honest exercise to recharge our moral bearings as the followers of Mahatma Gandhi Not everything we sacrifice will change the world but it will change usmost certainly If we do changethose who question our public morality will have to stop using that as an alibi for not doing the right thing themselves One should not resort to populism to accuse another of populism Meanwhile just as a few black sheep should not tarnish the entire herd; the many enlightened corporates should not allow a few myopic or less-informed colleagues to speak for the entire fellowship Even as the industry associations ask what the country can do for youit will be nice to know what we together can do for those of our compatriots who have no voice in the money market but do have a place in the market of ideas and dreams Ultimately these are also the people who will add to national savings and hopefully direct them to the capital marketas corporate India and the aam aadmi collaborate The writer is a Union minister For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: May 19 2017 11:38 am Dustin Johnsonsaid that the wind made it pretty difficult (Source: Reuters) Top News World number one Dustin Johnson battled through tricky afternoon winds to post a three-under-par 67 and challenge for the lead after the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving Texas on Thursday “It was really difficult today the way it was blowing hard and it was gusty” Johnson told Golf Channel after moving within three shots of co-leaders James Hahn and Ricky Barnes in a large group tied at three-under “It was very difficult to judge the wind My short game was pretty good today I made some nice saves to keep the round going” added long-hitting Johnson who needed just 24 putts Reigning US Open champion Johnson is gunning for his fourth win in six outings Hahn rolled in a 20-footer to birdie the 18th for his share of the lead while fellow early starter Barnes rode to the top of the leaderboard on the strength of five birdies on the front side Tied for second on four-under-par 66 were Americans Matt Kuchar Jason Kokrak and Cameron Tringale along with Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas Australian world number four Jason Day who had the misfortune of rolling off the green at the 16th after hitting the stick with his approach shot made a long birdie at 18 gave him a two-under 68 to tie for 14th with 11 others including two-times major winner and local favourite Jordan Spieth Defending champion and Masters winner Sergio Garcia bogeyed the last to finish the round at TPC Las Colinas at the Four Seasons Resort with a three-over 73 The Spaniard was tied for 93rd and will be pressed to make the cut For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Sarawak | Updated: January 20 2017 5:29 pm Saian Nehwal will face Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin in the semifinals Top News Former World No 1 SainaNehwal stayed on course for the women’s singles title at theseason-opening Malaysia Masters after she advanced to thesemifinals of the USD 120000 Grand Prix Gold badmintontournament here London Olympics bronze medallist Saina dished out adominating show to edge past eighth seed Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani 21-15 21-14 in a 40-minute contest This was theIndian’s third win over the World No 40 The top seeded Indian who had clinched the AustralianOpen Super Series title last year will face Hong Kong’s YipPui Yin in the semifinals Saina has a 6-2 head-to-head recordagainst Yin who had last beaten the Indian at 2010 AsianGames In the men’s singles World No 19 Ajay Jayaram found thegoing tough against Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting whobeat the sixth seeded Indian 21-13 21-8 in just 28 minutes This was Jayaram’s third defeat to the Indonesian havinglost to him at Hyderabad Asia Team Championship and FrenchOpen as well Saina took her own time to get her bearing againstFitriani who quickly opened up a 4-0 lead and consolidated her position to reach 11-6 lead at the interval However the Indian soon started gathering points afterthe break and caught up with Fitriani at 12-12 Saina soonjumped to a 16-14 lead and then reeled off five straightpoints to pocket the opening game In the second game Saina continued with her dominatingshow as she opened a 4-2 lead early on and then jumped to a9-5 advantage before entering the breather at 11-6 Yin gave afightback after the interval and narrowed down the gap to 12-13 but Saina soon marched ahead and sealed the match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: August 29 2015 1:53 pm Animated series “American Dad” has been renewed for two more seasons Top News Animated series “American Dad” has been renewed for two more seasons TBS made an official announcement about ordering 44 additional episodes of the family comedy by Seth MacFarlane reported Entertainment Weekly The additional episodes will keep it on air through a 13th season in 2018 Share This Article Related Article “American Dad” which was previously run by Fox till its ninth season in 2013 premiered last year on TBS with Season 10 The broadcaster will air the season 11 of the comedy early next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 18 2017 5:05 pm Kidambi Srikanth (R) won the Indonesian Open Super Series title in straight games (Source: AP) Top News Kidambi Srikanth on Saturday provided a little glimpse of how prolific he has been ever since coming back from the knee injury He got the better of World No 1 Son Wan Ho in the semis by saving a match point and then converting on the third On Sunday he went one better to win the title against Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai 21-11 21-19 to win his third Super Series title Srikanth had previously won Super Series titles in India and China? 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like hospitality, four industry leaders from sectors, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 28, music director Pritam Chakraborty is all set to spread his magic of music to the land of Kiwis and enthrall the Aussies fans with his romantic and soothing compositions.Koregaon Park,Lahoti is surprised by the reaction any artwork digressing from realism gets in this country.gave the credit of his win to his father?self-introspection? “Illiterate sheep not realising I died 3 births back n now it’s my ghost which is alive n ghosts can’t die bcos they live forever in death?” As far as performance of the film is concerned the film which released on March 24 has been able to surpass the record made by Chiranjeevi’s comeback film Khaidi No 150 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsLondon | Published: March 28 2014 4:18 pm Top News Banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has led to large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma scientists say According to the first systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effect of smoke-free legislation on child health rates of both preterm births and hospital attendance for asthma were reduced by 10 per cent within a year of smoke-free laws coming into effect The analysis published in The Lancet included 11 studies done in North America and Europe involving more than 25 million births and nearly 250000 asthma exacerbations Currently only 16 per cent of the world’s population is covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws and 40 per cent of children worldwide are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke To date most studies have looked at the impact of smoking bans on adult outcomes but children account for more than a quarter of all deaths and over half of all healthy years of life lost due to exposure to second-hand smoke Researchers searched systematically for both published and unpublished studies over 38 years (1975-2013) reporting on the impact of public smoking restrictions on health outcomes in children aged 12 years or younger Dr Jasper Been from the Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands and colleagues identified 11 suitable studies – five North American studies describing local bans and six European studies looking at national bans “Our research found significant reductions in preterm birth and severe asthma attacks in childhood as well as a 5 per cent decline in children being born very small for gestational age after the introduction of smoke-free laws” said Been “This research has demonstrated the very considerable potential that smoke-free legislation offers to reduce preterm births and childhood asthma attacks” said study co-author Professor Aziz Sheikh of Brigham and Women’s Hospital US and the University of Edinburgh UK “The many countries that are yet to enforce smoke-free legislation should in the light of these findings reconsider their positions on this important health policy question” Sheikh said Writing in a linked comment Sara Kalkhoran and Stanton Glantz from the University of California San Francisco in the US said “Medical expenses for asthma exceeded USD 50 billion in the USA in 2007 and USD 20 billion in Europe in 2006” “If asthma emergency department visits and admissions to hospital decreased by even 10 per cent the savings in the USA and Europe together would be USD 7 billion annually” they said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLos Angeles: What’s got Captain America quaking in his boots Actor Chris Evans known for playing the iconic Marvel superhero is making his directorial debut with the indie film Before We Go and the stakes have never felt higher Chris Evans Reuters Image “I feel extra pressure every day of my life Yeah sure it’s daunting It’s on you and I’m a first-timer so you know it’s kind of trial by fire” said Evans Wednesday The actor also stars in the romantic drama out Friday The story follows aspiring musician Nick (Evans) whose chance encounter with Brooke (Alice Eve) leads to an all-night adventure in New York City Evans admitted that directing himself in a starring role was no easy task He can’t wait to give it another go but is actually wishing for less screen time “Hopefully on the next one I can have a smaller role where I can actually spend more time in the director’s chair” he said “This is actually very honest and painful and truthful but no one is going to let me direct a movie unless I put myself in it It’s just the nature of how films are made right now” While the newly minted director admitted that he’s concerned about reviews he is also prepared for some criticism “You always say you don’t pay attention to that stuff but anyone who says that is lying” said Evans “You’ve got to remember that careers can be long Memories can be short It doesn’t have to all be now and that’s OK” he said AP Kota: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by her father in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan following which the accused was arrested the police said on Saturday The girl used to attend Anganwadi centre in her locality but stopped doing so recently An anganwadi worker on noticing the girl’s absence went to her home on Friday a police official said Representational image AFP There the anganwadi worker came to know that the girl was allegedly raped by her father around three to four times in a week Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Jhalawar Chagan Singh Rathore said The minor’s mother died two months after her birth and her grandmother who is blind lives with at the house the officer said On finding out about the incident the anganwadi worker informed the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and the girl was admitted to a local hospital After being counselled by the members of the CWC her statement was recorded and a complaint was lodged at the Mahila Police Station in Jhalawar the police said The girl’s father a labourer was arrested Friday evening the police officer said adding he has been booked for rape and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act Lucknow:A high alert has been sounded in Uttar Pradesh following the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir an official said on Tuesday File image of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath PTI Chief minister Yogi Adityanath chaired a high-level meeting around midnight where he took stock of the security situation and directed officials to spruce up intelligence network Principal secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar and director general of police Sulkhan Singh have been asked to monitor the situation personally and oversee security arrangements Vigil has been stepped up for the ongoing Kanwar Yatra as it involves hundreds of thousands of devotees in open areas an official told IANS “Security is already very tight for the Kanwar Yatra and now following the Amarnath incident it has been further beefed up” the home department official added Districts which have been singed by communal violence over the past one year have also been put on high alert the police said With the budget session beginning on Tuesday security around the state assembly building and other government offices and establishments was stepped up got a musical tribute by Grammy and Tony-nominated singer and songwriter Sara Bareilles.

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The CTYC members said that the elected members should be given a chance to continue in office. from where the river starts,where Palande had allegedly dumped it. Modi’s hyperactive diplomacy has been described as muscular and imperious.

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