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(Source: AP) Top News Brazilian authorities investigating Olympic official Carlos Nuzman in a vote-buying case have asked for help from prosecutors in Switzerland where he is believed to have stored gold bars The office of Switzerland’s attorney general said Friday it is “currently analyzing” the request for legal assistance “The request has been transferred from the Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) to the (attorney general’s office) as the competent authority for execution” the federal office said in a statement Nuzman was arrested Thursday in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of obstructing the investigation one month after he was detained and questioned by Brazilian and French authorities Prosecutors also believe he stored 16 bars of gold in a depository in Geneva As Brazilian Olympic Committee president Nuzman led the 2016 Olympic bid and organizing committees Prosecutors have implicated Nuzman in a bribery scheme of at least $2 million to help win votes from IOC members who chose Rio as host city in 2009 in a four-city contest The losers were Chicago supported by then-President Barack Obama Madrid and Tokyo The International Olympic Committee _ based in Lausanne Switzerland _ is considering a provisional suspension for the 75-year-old Nuzman He is now an honorary member after passing the 70-year age limit Nuzman also sits on an IOC panel overseeing preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Brazilian prosecutors believe Nuzman was a central figure in channeling at least $2 million of a Brazilian businessman’s money to Lamine Diack a former IOC member from Senegal who helped control African votes Diack has been arrested in France as part of a wider case of alleged corruption while he was president of track and field’s governing body including blackmailing athletes to cover up doping cases The French case has also implicated four-time Olympic sprint medalist Frank Fredericks of Namibia He was an IOC executive board member in October 2009 when he got a $300000 payment linked to Brazil and the Diack family on the day Rio won On Thursday Brazilian authorities said Nuzman’s net worth increased by 457 percent in his last 10 years as the country’s Olympic leader Nuzman was arrested because investigators found he tried to hamper the investigation by regularizing assets likely gained with illicit money Last month he allegedly amended his tax declaration to add about $600000 in income Nuzman’s lawyers said he denies wrongdoing and the IOC said he had the presumption of innocence while its ethics commission studies the case For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: September 2 2014 12:57 am The government has been funding private skills/ training providers to impart market-driven skills to the target group The support to the private sector to enable skill development has been devoid of terse quality protocols (Source: PTI) Related News BY:Anoop K Satpathy and Nikhil Raj But will a nodal ministry at the Centre solve all issues in a federal structure such as ours India stands at the cusp of a demographic dividend and several people have expressed the urgent need to leverage this dividend to enable jumps in GDP growth The formation of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) signalled the high priority attached to skill development The NSDM created three distinct structures namely the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development the Skill Development Coordination Board at the Planning Commission and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) The first two were subsequently shelved and replaced by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) The NSDC however was retained as an entity under the NSDM Now the NDA government has brought all skill development initiatives under one umbrella ministry probably motivated by various governance and management issues Rapid change in the policy focus on skill development with attendant modifications in governance structures reflected that initially the preferred approach was for the implementation to be done in mission mode rather than as a regular Centrally sponsored scheme But the mission mode approach failed to achieve the desired momentum and monitor and regulate the activities of various stakeholders thereby undermining the delivery of sufficient numbers of skilled manpower to potential employers It also showed that skill development initiatives both in government and the private sector were far too stretched and hence needed to be coordinated and monitored by a nodal agency There were about 17 ministries and departments directly or indirectly contributing to skill development Apart from the NSDC the ministries of labour and employment and human resource development were deeply involved During the last few years however the focus seems to have shifted from developing suitable implementation strategies for these ministries and departments The government has been funding private skills/ training providers to impart market-driven skills to the target group The support to the private sector to enable skill development has been devoid of terse quality protocols The governance management quality assurance and monitoring frameworks are at variance across various skill development schemes Even for similar types of skills or trades provisions differ in terms of target groups per-trainee cost duration curriculum pedagogy competency testing and certification systems Skills gap analysis is yet to be institutionalised as a process that informs the design and implementation of skill development programmes Skills required by the manufacturing sector which needs a relatively high dose of capital investment do not find many service providers (apart from the established Industrial Training Institutes) Assuming that budgetary resources have not been a constraint the supply-demand mismatch continues to be a critical gap Further in terms of growth in the rural non-farm sector skill development in rural areas was seen to provide in situ opportunities of employment for youth However skills training at present is largely confined to urban locations (at best district headquarters) and industrially advanced regions within states With no emphasis on imparting “marketable skills” and poor linkages between training and post-training employment there have been few improvements in the labour market outcome of training in terms of improved earnings Largescale outsourcing by big players in the skill development space to smaller players at the local level (apparently against the programme guidelines of various schemes) further affected the quality of the workforce being trained In practice even if employment were assured under certain schemes the tenure of employment provided was not sustainable The follow-up by private providers was limited to ensuring continued employment The aggregate picture was of a number of scattered initiatives working towards a national agenda The urgency to put skill development at the core of the development agenda is reflected in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi refers to as the trio of “skill speed and scale” The formation of the new ministry of skill development needs to be viewed in this perspective But even as the government gives physical shape to the skill development ministry there are a few aspects that warrant deliberation to build a more cohesive implementation design for skill development For instance will the NSDA emerge as a regulatory standardisation and oversight body (such as the AICTE) much needed in the lower-rung skills space Further with the NSDC to be merged with the new ministry any change in the autonomy of similar agencies will have to be jointly agreed on by government and industry as a number of private companies contribute to the NSDC’s skill development targets The HRD ministry’s target of skilling 50 million persons and the ministry of labour’s target of skilling 100 million people is largely sought to be achieved through the expansion of polytechnics and the Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) respectively Designing relevant course curriculum evaluation and certification will require detailed discussion Large programmes such as the Craftsmen Training Scheme managed by the labour ministry that have elaborate institutional structures for delivery will be difficult to merge and need to be considered if the ministry is not to become yet another coordinating and review platform With a number of departments providing similar skills particularly those at the base of the skill pyramid de-duplication of effort is needed for improved efficiency in resource utilisation And what about a closer look at the programmes and agencies engaged in the skill development of people at the upper rungs of the skill pyramid What about the University Grants Commission the AICTE and the Medical Council of India Would these be left out or be brought under the skill development ministry Do we take that the skill development ministry is mandated only for skill development of persons at the lower rungs of the skill pyramid Will convergence at the Central level solve all pertinent issues relating to skill development in a federal structure such as ours and when vocational training and skill development is listed as a subject matter under the Concurrent List Almost all skill development programmes are implemented by respective departments at the state level and inter alia through their nodal agencies at the district level Viewed from this perspective it is safe to conclude that unless convergence is concurrently taking place at the state level its full benefits at the aggregate level may not reach target groups In the short run however the state skill development missions that have been set up under the leadership of respective chief ministers could serve as umbrella entities to liaise with the new ministry Better matching of supply with demand imparting quality skills and improved labour market outcomes for trainees should ideally form the nucleus of the agenda for the new ministry with adequate focus on standardisation of content skill-testing and certification systems Finally there is a need to improve governance management and monitoring at all levels leading to greater accountability The writers are at the VV Giri National Labour Institute Noida For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 9 2017 5:16 am Top News Monorail services were affected on Saturday night due to power failure leading to a train halting near the Chembur station One train along the monorail line stopped on its way to the Chembur station after a power failure Another train was sent from the Wadala depot to tow it into the station According to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) all the passengers were rescued safely The power failure disrupted services which will resume only in three hours and is likely to be functional by Sunday morningsaid the authority “A section of the Mumbai monorail near Chembur station experienced a temporary power outage A train that was coming into Chembur station had to be evacuated However there were no injuries during the incident The monorail operations are expected to resume normally from tomorrow Services were suspended from 9 pm to attend to the technical fault” said an MMRDA official Since its launch on February 10 2014 two months before the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor was thrown open the monorail has faced problems Earlier this year in May monorail services came to a standstill for close to an hour and a half due to a technical glitch in a rake that got stuck between Wadala and Bhakti Park stations For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: January 21 2014 1:13 pm What is worrying for democratisation in Egypt is that there is electoral support for the coup and its military backers — much to the detriment of Egypt’s political development (PTI) Related News Egyptians were asked yet again to vote on a constitution but it was really about legitimising a military coup d’etat Since the military overthrew the democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi last summer it has maintained that it was acting on the will of the people Led by General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi the Egyptian military has been trying to dodge international criticism for overthrowing a democratically elected government The censure of Egypt has included the United States suspending valuable military and economic aid to the tune of $13 billion While the Egyptian military had gone to great lengths to show the international community that it had some 30 million people pour into the streets on June 30 to support the coup the question of how many really supported it remains unknown In many ways the referendum on the constitution is about getting the electorate to show its support for the coup and its disdain for the Muslim Brotherhood’s tenure in office The referendum has had little to do with the substance of the constitution After all the majority of Egyptians have not read the latest draft of the constitution not to mention the sad fact that 40 per cent of the population are illiterate But the military generals don’t really care if people have read the revised constitution The latest draft of the constitution is not very different from the 2012 version rushed through by the constitutional committee appointed by Morsi This version improves the language in some references to women and minorities but it still discriminates against those from the non-Abrahamic religions and still says that Egypt follows Islamic law The main change in this version is a cementing of military and police autonomy and authority Military budgets and expenditures are now constitutionally off-limits for inquiry or criticism There are estimates that the military holds 20 to 40 per cent of the Egyptian economy which produces everything from washing machines and macaroni to arms Now the armed forces’ infiltration into the already poor economy is protected from any legal oversight Further the latest draft imposes heavy penalties for anyone who insults or undermines the military its personnel and its installations With the military controlling a large part of the economy and where many of its installations are unknown or operate in the shadow of the real economy what prevents a military factory producing macaroni from arresting a competitor-manufacturer for questioning its pricing policies Sadly the military regime has already proven itself capable of and willing to cast a wide net on those whom it deems to be enemies of the state Today political prisoners in Egypt include not only the upper echelons of the Muslim Brotherhood but also youth groups journalists civil society actors and others who have questioned the military regime and its policies Many of the youth leaders who had organised movements to overthrow the Hosni Mubarak regime are also imprisoned now for “undermining the state” by questioning the coup and its gag order on civil society Egypt is now one of the deadliest places for journalists to operate in — even worse than Somalia according to media freedom watch groups One political party which tried to campaign with posters in favour of voting “no” in the referendum found some of its staff arrested as well Liberal activists and former members of parliament not aligned with the Brotherhood but critical of the military regime coup are also barred from travelling outside Egypt and are under gag orders This is the climate of censorship prevailing in Egypt and unfortunately many Egyptians support their military for restoring order and removing an embarrassing dispensation like the Morsi regime According to the referendum results the draft constitution has won the support of a large majority But then those who would have voted against the constitution were unlikely to participate in the polls in any case What is worrying for the process of democratisation in Egypt is that there is electoral support for the coup and its military backers — much to the detriment of Egypt’s political development The referendum on the constitution is a sideshow for the real threat facing Egypt: political repression and censorship of liberal thought By: Bessma Momani The writer is associate professor Balsillie School of International Affairs University of Waterloo Canada and non-resident fellow Brookings Institution She has co-edited ‘Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf’ express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: January 13 2017 11:40 am Ajith’s Thala 57 location pictures leaked Top News The makers of Ajith’s upcoming film Thala 57 are reportedly upset after working stills from the sets of their European schedule were leaked online The pictures showing film’s cameraman Vetri working with a group of foreign actors wielding heavy guns seems like a recreation of real-life scenario in Iraq and Syria where members of terror groups move around the cities with deadly weapons without any restrictions The film crew is said to be shooting an action portion which revolves around the wave of terror attacks in the Europe said reports Following the leak director Siva has reportedly upped the security at the shooting spot to prevent such leaks in the future This is not the first time a working still from the shooting location of Thala 57 has been leaked online More from the world of Entertainment: Earlier media reports suggested that Ajith was very after an Austria location picture leaked revealing Ajith’s look in the spy-thriller In order to maintain the sanctity of the film he had also issued strict guidelines to the film’s crew He had directed all crew members to stop taking photographs and videos with their mobile phones while they are on the set He had also stopped posing for photographs with fans and crew members in the middle of the shooting said reports Read:Ajith’s Thala 57 will be like a James Bond film says Anirudh Ravichander Recently music composer Anirudh Ravichander has said Thala 57 is being made at par with international standards and will be like a James Bond film The first look poster of the film is expected to be released by the end of January Thala 57 also stars Vivek Oberoi Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan Ajith’s Thala 57 is directed by Siruthai Siva which also marks their third collaboration Previously the actor-director duo has delivered hit films like Veeram and Vedalam The film produced by Sathya Jyothi Films is expected to release in April this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: August 12 2017 8:13 pm Sidharth Shukla has not reported on the sets of Dil Se Dil Tak for two days Top News Sidharth Shukla who is currently seen in Dil Se Dil Tak is reportedly on the verge of being axed after his verbal spat with co-actor Kunal Verma and the production head The fight that happened a couple of days back has resulted in Sidharth’s absence from the shoots fuelling talks of his replacement A source from the show told indianexpresscom “It’s been two days since he has visited the sets and we are left with no option but to shoot with his lookalike Sidharth is yet to have a meeting with the producers” The show on Colors is produced by Shashi Sumeet Mittal Productions Pvt Ltd and as readers would know the makers are already battling a controversy that’s surrounding their other show Pehredaar Piya Ki From what sources state the makers are yet to decide whether a replacement will happen or Sidharth’s character will be bumped off Talks are also on whether the show should be brought to a conclusion “They are already in a messy situation with the petition against Pehredaar Piya Ki and this unwanted problem has added to their miseries Today is Sumeet’s sir’s birthday also So only post the weekend we will get the final decision” added the source Taking you to what transpired on the fateful day Kunal and Sidharth were shooting when the latter decided to pass some unkind remarks against the former The matter escalated and Kunal decided to take it up with the production team who assured that the matter will be taken up seriously unlike last time To remind our readers Sidharth a few months back had also got into an altercation with the production team leading to talks of his replacement Post several meetings and series of warnings the actor was retained Now coming to the current issue the project head Sheetal Somani decided to have a word with Sidharth who was taken aback by her strong stance Sidharth stormed off the set after he and Sheetal had an intense conversation And it’s been two days since he visited the sets When indianexpresscom reached out to Kunal he told us “I don’t know what got into him and he started abusing me while I was shooting He was hurling expletives and it was really humiliating I kept calm completed my set and headed straight to the production team to tell them what transpired We are all mature people and such acts are not expected in a working environment I am not someone who will suffer in silence and had to speak up After the incident I did not feel like going back to the sets but realized that I could not let the whole show suffer because of me I am glad that the production team has decided to stand against this injustice and take strict actions against him Now that the matter has been taken care of I seriously want to forget about it” Sheetal the project head of Dil Se Dil Tak said “I don’t want to comment on this matter” Be it Balika Vadhu or Babul Ka Aangan Sidharth has previously been asked to leave the sets after his tantrums made it difficult for the team to shoot However the actor time and again has maintained that these are baseless rumors Apart from TV shows the actor also made his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s production venture Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Syed Khalique Ahmed | Ahmedabad | Published: April 19 2017 1:51 am Congress legislature party (CLP) leader Shankersinh Vaghela (Express Photo) Top News Should Congress project its chief ministerial candidate before the assembly elections An intense debate over the issue has started between two factions of the party led by Congress legislature party (CLP) leader Shankersinh Vaghela and its state president Bharatsinh Solanki As many as 35 of the total 59 Congress MLAs during a meeting with the party’s Gujarat in-charge Gurdas Kamat on Monday at Vaghela’s residence is learnt to have demanded that the CLP leader be named as the party’s chief ministerial candidate Senior Congress MLA and tribal leader Mohansinh Rathwa who attended the meeting said: “All the MLAs present in the meeting demanded Vaghela to be projected as CM candidate because he is popular and has a rapport with all the communities” Caught in the controversy Vaghela on Tuesday told reporters that “it is for the party high command to decide who should be party’s CM candidate’’ Vaghela however did not deny that he was interested to be the party’s chief ministerial face — this after he last month had announced that he “was out of the CM race” Vaghela said: “BJP is bringing pressure on several Congress MLAs to join the saffron party and also offering them party tickets and money to contest the Assembly elections Since Gurudas Kamat was on a religious visit to Ambaji on Monday I called him up and requested him to listen to the MLAs at my residence in Gandhinagar Kamatji agreed to it’’ The CLP leader said that it was at this meeting that MLAs expressed their views about declaring a CM candidate “But Kamatji told them that he will convey their views to the high command” Vaghela’s claims were strongly contested by Solanki who returned Tuesday after a five-day personal visit to the US He said “There is no pressure at all on the Congress MLAs from BJP BJP can only offer certain lollipops to engineer defection” He said: “Some BJP leaders including ex-MLAs are ready to join Congress We will arrange a function to induct them in the party soon” Regarding demands for announcing a CM candidate before elections Solanki said:”Such decisions are taken by the AICC not at the state-level Only Kamatji can reply to this question” Kamat could not be reached despite repeated efforts and his phone remained switched off Ashwin Kotwal MLA from Khedbrahma who is considered close to Solanki said: “There is no guarantee that declaring a CM candidate will bring votes’’ Kotwal was not invited to the meeting on Monday For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top News They went in and saw the girl lying 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