In the past few decades, several governments have adopted the practice of drawing up plans for public expenditure covering several succeeding years; e.g., five-year plans. Some relate to all public expenditures; others relate only to public capital formation. The practice is highly recommended to underdeveloped countries.
Diwali, an auspicious religious festival celebrated by the Hindus, Sikhs and Jams with great enthusiasm and excitement that symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. Spectacular lights, firecrackers, irresistible traditional sweets and sending gifts to dear ones mark the celebration of Diwali or Deepavali (Sanskrit language). The Sanskrit translation of Deepavali means row of lights.
Ganga and Yamuna seem to be on warpath, as if determined to score a hat-trick by rising for the third time to flood Allahabad again. Flood waters as a result of the previous onslaughts have not yet receded in some localities. And now again the rivers are on rise and are in a menacing mood.
Has the UPA taken a big risk by conceding to the demand for a separate Telangana State? This is a question that might now be haunting many because of the acute resentment this new development has created within Andhra and the repercussions felt elsewhere in the country where demands are being made for the carving out of smaller states from the existing ones.