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The seventh-ranked Konta was to play Karolina Pliskova,” said Swaminathan. slum owners will have to pay between Rs 2, At present, India?but slips past the camera lenses if Dalits or Muslims are involved? she asks Compiled by Manoj CG For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rajeev Ahuja | Updated: June 23 2016 9:22 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha Express photo Top News Recently Thailand prime minister accompanied by a high-level delegation visited India to enhance partnership between the two countries in the areas of trade defence security education science and technology and people-to-people contacts Although not included in this list healthcare is an area where India has much to learn from Thailand Thailand is a good example of how a middle-income country can provide healthcare cover to its entire population (almost) in a relatively short period of time Thailand achieved this in 2002 when its per-capita national income was almost the same as that of India today It could extend healthcare coverage to its entire population also because of certain critical reforms that preceded this achievement Two measures that Thailand initiated were: One the establishment in 2001 of the National Health Security Act which entitled the Thai population to health services of certain standard and efficiency as given in the Act and; two the creation of the National Health Security Office (NHSO) an autonomous state agency that administered healthcare fund received from the government and was responsible for registration of beneficiaries and healthcare providers and making payments as per the regulations This second reform led to a separation of the role of purchaser of care from provider of care which was earlier vested with the same agency that is the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) that allocated budget to healthcare providers based on facility size staff numbers and historical performance Now the NHSO contracts services from healthcare providers — the MOPH and its network of providers being the main contractor of the NHSO This separation brought explicit focus on what the NHSO was getting for the money it was giving to the contractors Further the method adopted by the NHSO to pay healthcare providers — age adjusted per-capita payments (called “capitation based method”) for every registered person for out-patient care and case-based payment with a global budget ceiling for in-patient care — incentivised healthcare providers and hospitals to be efficient and cost conscious At the time of these reforms Thailand already had a strong healthcare infrastructure even in rural areas where two-third of its 70 million population live The rural infrastructure was the result of a conscious decision taken in mid-1980s to shift public health investments away from secondary and tertiary care in urban areas to primary care infrastructure in rural areas So the public health delivery system was already available As a result high immunisation coverage and availability of essential drugs were already being observed with a strong culture of public service among the health workforce Further determinants of health such as nutritional status of children accessibility to clean water were addressed to a great extent One could argue that the two country contexts are very different Thailand being much smaller in terms of geographical spread (equal to the size of Rajasthan and Orissa combined) it is relatively easier to manage administratively Being a unitary government Thailand doesn’t face the Centre-state challenges observed in India Besides the Bangkok spends substantially more on healthcare than New Delhi Today if Thailand’s health indicators are far better than India’s — average life expectancy at birth is 75 years in Thailand compared to 66 years in India and infant mortality rate is 113 compared to 414 in India — it is because Thailand has prioritised healthcare unlike most Indian states Despite Thailand’s political instability successive country leadership did not de-prioritise healthcare Surely Indian states could try out the twin reforms of purchaser-provider split and performance-based payment system in districts that have decent health infrastructure and manpower It will enable states to understand the possible impact of such reforms as well as what it would take to scale up (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Eastern Promise’) The writer is a development economist formerly with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 24 2017 3:31 am Bombay High Court Top News Rubabuddin Sheikh the brother of Sohrabuddin Sheikh who was allegedly killed in a fake encounter in 2005 has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the discharge of Gujarat IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian by a special CBI court in connection with the alleged fake encounter killing of Sohrabuddin and his aide Tulsiram Prajapati The High Court is likely to hear the matter on Tuesday He has claimed that there is “sufficient evidence on record to establish that Sohrabuddin and his wife Kausar Bi were abducted kept in wrongful confinement and that the two of them along with Prajapati were killed in a fake encounter” Rubabuddin has argued that “there is nothing on record to show that these steps were taken by Pandian and other accused persons in the discharge of their duties” Watch What Else Is Making News: Sohrabuddin a gangster who the Gujarat police claimed had “links with the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba” and his wife Kausar Bi were allegedly abducted by Gujarat ATS from Hyderabad on their way to Sangli in Maharashtra Sohrabuddin was killed in an alleged fake encounter in November 2005 after his wife went missing and was believed to be dead Prajapati claimed to be an eyewitness to the incident and was killed in December 2006 The CBI had claimed that the entire encounter had been carried out under Pandian’s supervision who was part of the team of Gujarat ATS that had picked up Sohrabuddin and his wife However in August 2016 a CBI court discharged Pandian from the case on the technical ground that CBI “did not have sanction to prosecute the officer in the case” Rubabuddin has claimed that the CBI court discharged Pandian at a time when the case was still at a “very nascent stage” and the evidence collected and the witness statements collated by the prosecution clearly envisaged the role of Pandian in the murders” “Criminal conspiracy destruction of evidence and killing someone in cold blood can never be official duty or purported official duty” states the petition “The accused is not entitled to such protection under the CrPC that mandates that a sanction be acquired for prosecution” it further stated The court has so far discharged BJP president Amit Shah Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni former Gujarat Police chief P C Pande amongst others in the case For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMembers of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) have reacted with anger to what they think is unsolicited advice put forth by Abid Rasool Khan chairman of the minorities commission of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Many of them have conveyed to Khan over telephone that they do not take kindly to his suggestion that the Board should relook at the practice of the triple talaq On 17 September Khan had written to Moulana Syed Mohammed Rafi Hussaini Nadvi the president of the AIMPLB that unless the Board reconsidered its decision it could lead to a derecognition of the Islamic personal law Khan also wrote a similar letter to the Jamiat-Ulema-I Hind All India Muslim Personal Law Board and Jamiat Ulema by Firstpost on Scribd "Triple talaq in the manner in which it is practised is leading to harassment of women It is quite likely that the practice will come under the scanner and pave the way for the imposition of uniform civil code” said Abid Rasool Khan The minorities commission of Telugu-speaking states said that the original practise was to spell out the talaq over a period of three months to give the woman enough time to make alternativearrangements but over a period of time the practise has been abused and misused To buttress his argument Khan cited several instances of how Muslim husbands abused the institution of talaq leaving the woman to fend for herself Representational image Getty images "In three years that I have been the chairman of the commission I have received over one hundred complaints of harassment due to triple talaq The fact that the woman’s parents would have scraped the bottom of their savings to give a hefty dowry for her marriage only makes the situation worse” says Khan What seems to have displeased the members of the Board is the reference Khan has made to the Bombay High Court judgment in the Haji Ali Dargah case "It is possible that a similar action may be taken in the case of the triple divorce If that happens the AIMPLB would have been instrumental in opening the door for the eventual imposition of the Uniform Civil code” wrote Khan in his 13-page letter The Centre and the AIMPLB are bracing for a showdown with the former expressing its decision to take a tough stance against triple talaq in the Supreme Court But the Board has maintained that even though the triple talaq is not a well appreciated means of divorce it was permitted under the Muslim personal law On 5 September the court gave the Centre four weeks to respond to petitions from Muslim women in the case Khan charges the Ulema of not taking a proactive stand on issues that concern the community saying this is the time for the Board to advise the priests that they should counsel everyone to do the right thing But though some members of the Board have frowned upon his letter Khan says he has also received messages of support from different quarters and members of the community on the need to purge the system "With many husbands going away to other countries to work the practise of triple talaq through phone Skype and even Whatsapp The community needs to stand up to stop this” says Khan By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 11 2016 10:28 am Singer-rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh who makes his debut as a lead in the Punjabi film ‘Zorawar’ says that acting is difficult and particularly romance was the toughest for him Related News Singer-rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh who makes his debut as a lead in the Punjabi film ‘Zorawar’ says that acting is difficult and particularly romance was the toughest for him “It was very difficult acting I feel it is a very tough job to portray someone else’s character and to behave like that on screen When I had heard the story I thought it was very interesting and that it was a very serious and intense drama and there is action I thought it would be difficult because good actors Mukul (Dev) and Pawanji (Malhotra) are there” he said at the trailer launch of ‘Zorawar’ (Read:Honey Singh feels Punjabi singer Badshah is Nano in front of him) “The toughest thing that I had to do in this film was the 15-20 minutes of romance with Parul (Gulati) She would always wonder what happened to me I wouldn’t understand how to do romance I would get uncomfortable” Singh added Singh who is seen in his music videos with several girls and also with the likes of actresses Sonakshi Sinha and Sunny Leone quipped “I was never seen with one girl in a video right my videos always had many girls” About what made him take up acting “I don’t consider myself just a rapper or just a singer I’m a music producer lyricist I’m a poet as well and acting is also a part of big entertainment I call myself an entertainer acting is the only thing which is left I really want to learn acting also I learned a lot in this movie how to do acting you learn work by doing it not by going to any institute” He plays a soldier in the film who is on a quest and is seen in stylish action sequences along with his trademark foot-tapping rap numbers Previously Singh was seen in a few Punjabi films and in Himesh Reshammiya’s ‘The Xpose’ in smaller roles But he said “I was taken as a lead so I got more serious I have done a few other attempts for fun but learned a lot there and perhaps with the help of that someone thought I could be cast as a lead” he said He also claimed he was an ‘Ichadari Naag’ a multi-talented artist and will continue displaying all his various talents in music and entertainment For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 5 2016 9:52 pm Leander Paes was playing in World Team Tennis for Washington Castles before arriving in Brazil (Source: AP) Related News The All India Tennis Association (AITA) today voiced its support for Leander Paes advising a section of media to consider his illustrious Davis Cup career before questioning his commitment A fresh controversy broke out when Paes arrived ‘late’ at the Games Village for his historic seventh appearance at the Olympics The 43-year-old Paes was playing in World Team Tennis for Washington Castles before arriving in Brazil Pictures of Rohan Bopanna his doubles partner in Rio practising with Serbian player Nenad Zimonjic and compatriot Sania Mirza were flashed triggering the controversy “All India Tennis Association requests the media to see the history of Davis Cup for the last 25 years Leander’s participation in the last six Olympics as well as Asian Games and ascertain for themselves the commitment which Leander Paes has shown for the nation Davis Cup Olympics & Asian Games records speak for themselves” AITA Secretary General Bharat Oza said in a statement “This is the time when efforts of everyone should be to unite the team by correct understanding of Leander’s role in India’s Davis Cup Olympics and Asian Games history and his commitment to the nation over the last 25 years” the statement added further For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Updated: May 5 2016 9:45 am Sajid’s tailoring shop in Chand Bagh (ExpressPhoto by Abhishek Angad) Top News Sajid 21 the prime suspect arrested on charges of planning an attack in Delhi once had dreams of becoming a dancer He had auditioned for two prominent reality shows including one in Mumbai After failing to make it through the selection rounds of these shows he started subscribing to JeM’s ideology and following their Facebook page said police Sajid a tailor burnt his left palm while assembling an IED said police adding that there was a possibility that he was assembling a bomb and it went off accidentally He was arrested late Tuesday from his house in north-east Delhi’s Chand Bagh Share This Article Related Article Sajid took classes from a dance teacher for over a year A few months after his father’s death Sajid then 16 went to Mumbai to try out for two shows — Dance India Dance and India’s Got Talent “Sajid told investigators that he had trained in western and classical dance and after returning home he started taking dance lessons again At the same time he met Jahangir a man from his neighbourhood who asked him to get serious about life and start following religion” said a police source Investigators said Sajid started watching videos of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar and Islamic preacher Maulana Anzar Shah Qasmi who was arrested by the Special Cell for alleged links to an Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) module “He stopped taking dance classes and started participating in discussions with other persons on the Facebook page of JeM” the source added WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE “Around a year-and-a-half ago he saw the Facebook page of JeM and met people including a handler Talah based in Pakistan Sajid started listening to recordings of speeches that incited communal hatred and speeches by Azhar and Qasmi This played a key role in his contact with radical Islam” said sources Sajid’s neighbours said he turned very religious after 2011 “He stopped talking to everyone and became more religious He started giving speeches on religion” said Mohammed Yusuf a local resident For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Updated: January 22 2017 10:08 pm Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav had a 104-run stand for the sixth wicket (Source: Reuters) Top News Cricket at its best Nothing could have been better than this ODI in Kolkata It went down to the wire and in the end it was England who win by five runs India fail to chase down the target of 322 runs Kedar Jadhav’s superb knock of 90 off 75 balls goes in vain He stitched a 104-run stand with Hardik Pandya for the sixth wicket but caould not take India across the line? the Kerala player will be buoyed by the result of their most recent encounter – a thumping 21-10, movies made by Rajkumar Hirani and Shoojit Sircar were closest to the kind made by legendary director Bimal Roy. most of them in western UP.

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