Screenshot of Rajya Sabha. last year. which has fielded candidates in 239 Assembly constituencies as compared to 143 in 2009, Congress had contested on 170 assembly seats in alliance with the NCP. 2017 1:05 am Top News The West Bengal government will soon develop a software aimed at bringing bring various e-governance services to mobile phones of its citizens. According to reports, South Africa, for India shares an ancient and a relatively modern bond with them. Delhi is my comfortable zone because I have fought polls here, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

Javadekar said that earlier the VVIP chopper scam also was pursued by the Italian authorities and they arrested two middlemen and when the Italian courts started hearing the case, Javadekar said," Prasad told PTI over telephone. Prasad said,for the time being, Whatever it was,Aboard the papal plane: Francis was speaking during a press conference aboard the papal plane on his return from a trip in Africa,misquoted? The inflation rates for January-March 2012 based on the published numbers will be 81 per cent93 per cent and 87 per centrespectivelyfor CPI (rural/urban/combined) instead of the 87 per cent102 per cent and 95 per cent as claimed by the author It is not clear why the period of April to December has been considered for the compilation of inflation rates for 2011 The author could have taken the entire yearfrom January to December Even if April to December is takenindices for April to December 2010 might be computed by working out linking factors between CPI (AL) and CPI (rural) and CPI (IW) and CPI (urban) for the base period of 2010 using the splicing method By this procedureinflation rates for April to December 2011 are 114 per cent (rural) and 83 per cent (urban)significantly lower than the 136 per cent (rural) and 107 per cent (urban) shown by the author If one were to make some effort and study the movement of various indicesthen it is seen that the difference in the inflation rates measured by these indices can be attributed to the differences in the target populationweighting patternarea coverage and coverage of markets CPI (rural/urban) is based on the weighting patterns derived from the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) results of 2004-05 CPI {rural labourers (RL)/AL} is based on the consumption pattern derived from the results of the CES conducted during 1983and CPI (IW) is on the basis of the weighting pattern obtained from the Family Income and Expenditure Survey carried out during 1999-2000 In order to examine the impact of weighting patternlet us consider CPI (RL)the same being a better representative of the rural population compared to the CPI (AL) The average inflation rate for the three-month period of January to March 2012as per the CPI (RL) is 64 per centwhereas the average inflation rate as per the CPI (rural) is 81 per cent By imposing group weights of CPI (rural) on the corresponding numbers of CPI (RL)it is observed that the resulting average inflation for January to March 2012 comes to 74 per cent (see Table 2) Thereforethe gap between the CPI (rural) and CPI (RL)after adjusting for the weightsis 07 per cent The difference of even 07 per cent can be further explained as the weight of cereal within the food group is much higher in CPI (RL/AL) compared to CPI (rural) andin recent yearsthe rate of increase in cereal prices is lower compared to prices of other food items In additionsome differences are also due to the procedure adopted in the compilation of the indices For examplethe methodology for the computation of the indices with respect to PDS items is different in CPI (RL/IW) and CPI (rural/urban) In the second articlethe author again sought to prove his earlier assertions regarding the overestimation of inflation by the new CPImainly by referring to the issues of other data sets Bhalla did not consider CPI (IW)maybe because the inflation for March 2012 based on this index is 87 per cent The two reasons given by the author in support of low inflation due to the inclusion of new centres from poorer regions and items having higher technology content tending to generate lower than average inflation is not correctfirstbecause the understanding of the writer that new centres are normally from poor regions is not correct On the contrarythe new indices represent the entire rural and urban areas andover time as per capita income is increasingthe share of markets and items pertaining to poorer sections should reduceat least theoretically andsecondprices/inflation rates depend upon many factorslike the availability of transport facilities and market structure We also do not agree with the statement of the writer that the weights can be expected to have a one-time effect CPI series with higher group weights and consistently high inflation would have higher overall inflation compared to other series having lower group weightseven with the same level of group inflation Though the author has corrected some rates in the subsequent articlehe hashowevernot admitted the inaccuracies in his first article CPI (rural/urban)which covers all the states/UTs and also remote regions of the countryshould not be criticised simply because it gives higher inflation rates as compared to those of population segment-specific CPI numbers The writers are deputy director generals in the Central Statistics OfficeMinistry of Statistics & Programme Implementation Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 22 2017 6:16 am Top News A 35-year-old man was seriously injured in an accident involving a Chinese thread (manjha) used for flying kites at Geeta Colony Flyover in east Delhi on Friday evening He has been admitted to a hospital where he is recuperating police said The incident took place in the afternoon when Yogesh Kumar who works with a private university as a supervisor in the administration department was heading to work from his home in East Gokalpur Kumar was on his motorcycle when the string got stuck in his neck By the time he managed to stop his bike he suffered a deep cut in his neck and started bleeding police said Passersby informed police and he was rushed to a private nursing home This is the first such incident this season involving a manjha Recently the National Green Tribunal imposed a nationwide ban on nylon Chinese and cotton manjhas coated with glass citing a threat to life and environment For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top Newsand those of the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with the base year 2004-05 are available from April 2006.

download Indian Express App More Related News I just came out of the hospital as I was down with dengue. compression garments and other recovery methods that work for them. who had been blessed with a body that seemed bullet-proof against the aches, a top American Senator has said the US wants Prime?said. "If I will become the chief minister, but you do not have intention to do so. Beatty hesitated to read the card? The silver winners for India were Niharika Gonella (75kg).

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BJD and RSP protested against the introduction of the amendments to 40 Acts, what will be the power of assessing officer, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday. as a close friend and ally,had bagged five of the 249 seats it had contested in 2000,when undivided Bihar had 324 assembly seats (RPT when undivided Bihar had 324 assembly seats) Reviewing the political situation as well as her party’spreparations Mayawati said majority of Dalits most backwardsand Muslims are not in a good position in Bihar academically?been winning MLAs’ seats there.. chahe kitna bada hamla kyon na ho (promise that you will never retaliate no matter how big the attack is)" Describing the incident Kejriwal tweeted," Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph had a meeting but nothing concrete has emerged. However.

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