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2015 Did anyone ask Nadal if he plans to stay back another week to watch the first test? she has broken yet another barrier.the sari still remains the dress code for women in government service and politics. Most domestic airlines have done away with the sari as the uniform for their airhostesses. I gave them chance to declare unaccounted money. I especially congratulate Manoharji for bringing political culture of stability in this state. I have sought his intervention in the matter so that the current incumbent does not use his official position to distort the facts. For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 13 2012 1:08 am Related News In a bid to revive the Night Food Streetopposite Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Researchthe Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation in its meeting held on Tuesday decided to have four kiosks instead of the existing eight The area of two kiosks will be merged to make it one Alsothe existing monthly rent of Rs 20000 has been revised to Rs 25000owing to the increase in area of each kiosk Howeverthe committee members have also decided to discontinue serving non-vegetarian food at the Night Food Street The menu and rates will be decided in the meeting scheduled for June 14 The members also decided that instead of holding just one monthly meetingthree meetings will be heldas certain policy matters were being delayed due to a single meeting The committee also deferred the agenda item pertaining to revision of rentals of the shops located in BadheriButrela and Burail villages It was decided that a committee will be constituted to survey the villages to check whether any shops were sublet After conducting the surveythe committee will then recommend revision of rentals At a recent survey conducted by the municipal corporation in the villagesit was found that about 60 per cent of the shops were lying vacant due to non-allotment for a long time As per the survey in Badherithere were 16 shopsout of which seven were lying vacant for the past six years In Buterlaout of 10 shopssix were lying vacant and one shop had not paid the rent for the past 15 years and another one was lying vacant for the past 12 years In Burailone of the three shops has been lying vacant for the past two years The committee also recommended purchase of USB data cards with internet connection for all the councillors It was also decided at the meeting that the Municipal Corporation will hold a mid-term review of the MC budget in August along with the review of grant-in aid received from the Centre Furtherafter every three monthsa review of the expenditure incurred in the non-plan budget will also be reviewed by the committee The meeting was attended by Raj Bala MalikMayorV P SinghCommissionerand other members of the committeeincluding Harjinder KaurSubhash ChawlaRajesh GuptaSat Paul BansalSunil BhatiaLalit SiwachRajiv GuptaS S BidaDr B K SalwanMukesh AnandR C Diwan and other senior officers of the corporation For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: March 28 2012 2:56 am Related News Five swine flu cases have been reported in the city in the past nine days even as the civic body maintains that there is no cause for panic The cases include a six-year-old boy from Mulund and two of his relativesbesides two from Bandra and Elphinstone Road Of the 40 samples that we have tested so farfive blood samples have tested positive for the H1N1 virus Mumbai has shown the third highest number of H1N1 cases this monthfollowing 68 cases in Pune and nine in Jaipur?National Human Rights Commission For all the latest Opinion News, why Kattappa killed Baahubali, the BJP.

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As he embarks on transforming the Congress in an unimaginable way, in 1969,Love Aaj Kal? True “Yesmy office has already received several offers There have been enquiries for the Tamil and Telugu language rights In factwe got an offer within 3 days of its release But we’re adopting a wait and watch stance right now We haven’t taken a call yet” Dinesh Vijan states Wellnewer avenues seem to opening up for the debutante producers For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rahul Khullar | Updated: September 7 2015 11:30 pm PM Narendra Modi at the launch of Digital India week in New Delhi Related News The defining characteristic of a string of initiatives announced by the government including Digital India (DI) as noted in a Business Standard editorial is overweening ambition DI’s goals are noble But can they be realised in the announced timeframe DI is not all new It is an amalgam of three ongoing programmes: the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) the National Knowledge Network and the e-governanceinitiative What’s different is the ambition and how quickly it is slated to get done (by 2019) DI seeks to provide broadband access to all and deliver all manner of services to the citizen’s doorstep Broadband refers to the high speeds at which users can access the internet At present India’s modest definition of broadband is any speed over 512 kbps In contrast broadband speeds in other countries currently range from 10 to 50 mbps broadband delivery requires a national network (pipe) capable of carrying large quantities of bits at very fast speeds; hence the NOFN However broadband needs more than just the pipe An illustrative list of infrastructure requirements includes adequate access spectrum (the basic ingredient of mobile communication) and backhaul spectrum (to haul communication from the fringe of the network to the main pipe) towers and network connectivity These individual components have to be in sync The element with the least capacity determines the overall capacity of the system to deliver broadband Laying the network involves right of way (RoW) issues The charges levied by municipal bodies for RoW are huge and clearances are cumbersome In many cities RoW charges are five to 20 times (if not more) of the cost of the fibre being laid A good starting point to gauge DI’s ambition is to assess where we are India ranks 125th in the world for wired broadbandpenetration with 12 per 100 inhabitants having access; the global average is 94 In wireless broadband India is ranked 113th with a penetration of 32 per 100 inhabitants India is among the 42 classified as least-connected countries What is the current state of play of DI The NOFN is well behind schedule Three years after commencement less than 3 per cent of the target had been achieved Targets were scaled down so that 50000 gram panchayats would be connected by March 31 this year This has not been done The availability of spectrum is a major constraint On average access spectrum in India is 40 per cent of that available elsewhere On backhaul spectrum the amount actually allotted is not even 40 per cent of the supply already available Towers have become a big hurdle in most urban settings Much of this is to do with ill-informed opinion about potential health hazards Last in places where optical fibre was laid some time ago it has become unusable Building the NOFN without addressing this problem will leave us exactly where we are BSNL’s optical fibre cable network currently extends to 96 per cent of all districts and 80 per cent of blocks However this has not translated into the delivery of broadband Supply does not create its own demand The demand for broadband is determined by the affordability of devices the cost of internet access and most important the availability of useful programmes/ applications that cater to local needs in local languages Without software even affordability pales into insignificance Over the past three-five years the focus has been on the NOFN But where are we on software But for sporadic efforts by a few state governments and the private sector nothing really meaningful on e-governance has been delivered over the past decade The repeated chanting of the mantra of e-health and e-education has not delivered any usable programmes The development of these applications cannot be left to the government’s IT boffins There are two other constraints: the availability of financial resources and the appropriateness of institutional structures Consider the following: The USOF (the institution to finance DI) has no independence The usual bureaucratic process of decision-making prevails Further though contributions to the USOF are non-lapsable getting resources released from the finance ministry is another matter Over the past few years some Rs 3000 crore has been released on an annual basis In fact most of the accumulated USOF money has been used to fill the budgetary hole DI entails resources of Rs 120000 crore (or more) over four years This is roughly 10 per cent of all government resources in a year Now consider the institutional arrangements for executing the NOFN It is a three-layer system: the USOF gives money to BBNL; this PSU in turn passes on resources to BSNL RAILTEL and Power Grid the actual executing agencies Such an institutional structure is doomed to failure Clearly we have a long way to go On any reasonable estimation DI as envisaged looks like MI (mission impossible) Nevertheless it is possible to make a good start But even a scaled-down programme will require a herculean effort in four areas: infrastructure resources institutional restructuring and policy First far greater amounts of spectrum have to be made available for commercial use with clearly stipulated timelines If this is not planned announced and implemented access spectrum will become a binding constraint Second a nationwide decision on RoW is imperative if we are serious about delivering broadband Third the USOF has to have much greater independence to hasten decision-making Fourth the resource constraint can become critical On current estimates the resources required annually (Rs 30000 crore) are 10 times the Rs 3000 crore per annum released Fifth the institutional arrangements to implement the NOFN need immediate revamping The same goes for the USOF and the Wireless Planning and Coordination wing of the ministry of communications responsible for spectrum management Once it is decided to make spectrum available on a commercial basis why do the allocations take so much time Why should clearances be shrouded in secrecy Last on other policy issues: Why not use the private sector to expand the network Why should we not consider the Nordic solution of lower spectrum prices and lower annual fees subject to expanding coverage As conceived and publicly announced DI is simply not doable by 2019 A more realistic goal would be to connect some (not all) areas and deliver high-speed broadband; and provide some essential and locally valued services in as many rural areas as possible We can certainly start showing results by 2019 with a lower scale of ambition The writer is former chairman Trai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 28 2017 2:21 am Top News EVEN AS the city continued to receive heavy rainfall two cases of drowning were reported by the fire brigade department between Monday and Tuesday and a boy who was reportedly seen drowning on Tuesday morning could not be traced till later in the day Apart from these incidents the body of 17-year-old Ankur Batekar who was missing since June 25 was fished out from the sea around 545 am on Tuesday At Marine Drive 17-year-old Preeti Krishna Pise drowned around 435 pm on Tuesday Fire brigade officials pulled the teenager out of water but she was declared dead by the chief medical officer after being taken to GT Hospital Pise a college student from Chunabhatti had gone to Marine Drive with friends and she was standing on the promenade when a wave sucked her in the police said “There was a large crowd at Marine Drive and we were making announcements asking people to stay away from the water” said Vilas Gangawane senior inspector Marine Drive police station The police has registered a case of accidental death The other incident took place at Bangur Nagar in Malad West around 440 pm on Monday Fire brigade officials pulled 34-year-old Vivek Ramesh Pawar out of water He was declared dead after being taken to Sidharth Municipal General Hospital in Malad At Mahim creek near Mahim Fishermen Colony a young boy was reportedly seen drowning on Tuesday The fire brigade received a call for help around 250 pm but were unable to locate the boy even after several hours of searching Officials said they will continue the search on Wednesday Mahananda Butake (42) was rescued by local residents who spotted her drowning in the Dahisar river around 8 am on Tuesday She was taken to Karuna Hospital and discharged later in the day Reports said she fell into the river The disaster management department had predicted a high tide measuring up to 481 metres on Monday On Sunday the body of 22-year-old Abhishek Madav had been recovered Police officers said Madav and Batekar both residents of Vile Parle had reportedly entered the sea at Juhu Koliwada and were pulled in owing to high tide The sea threw up heaps of garbage onto Marine Drive near the Princess Street Flyover on Tuesday during the high tide predicted at 239 pm Hours after ward officials were seen struggling to clean up the waste from the area Assuring that the road will be clean by Wednesday morning assistant municipal commissioner of C ward Jivak Ghegadmal attributed the delay in clean-up partly to moving traffic and partly to smaller capacity of the mechanical sweeping machines “The contractor managing the mechanical sweeping machines that were engaged earlier this month are not used to so much garbage… The machines can sweep up to 2 cubic meters of waste but they now have to clean 30-40 cubic meters which will take some time” he said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Almost a month after the GST rollout Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it has transformed the economy and marks an example of cooperative federalism as states have been partners in all the decisions related to the new indirect tax regime File image of Narendra Modi Courtesy: PIB He said the "smooth transition" of such a huge measure in a vast country involving crores of people was historic and can be a case study for universities around the world The prime minister said the priority of the government while ushering in the GST (Goods and Services Tax) has been that there should be no burden on the plate of the poor man In his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Modi also spoke about various other issues like the flood situation in various parts of the country and mentioned about the freedom movement in view of the upcoming Independence Day In the 30-minute broadcast he also stressed the need for using only the environment-friendly items made by the poor people of the country during the festivals and hailed the performance by the Indian Women’s Cricket team in the recent World Cup Referring to the GST which was rolled out on 1 July the prime minister said "one nation one tax — how big a dream has been fulfilled" Underlining that GST is more than just a tax reform he said it ushers in a new culture "It has been about a month since the GST was implemented and I feel satisfied and happy when someone writes to me to say how the prices of goods needed by the poor have reduced" Modi said "GST has transformed the economy" Modi said "GST which I call ‘Good and Simple Tax’ has really made a very positive impact on our economy and in such a short span of time" he added He said the speed at which the smooth transition migration and new registration has taken place has led to a new confidence in the country Describing GST rollout as an example of cooperative federalism the prime minister said all states are partners in it and have a responsibility as well "All decisions were taken by the Centre and the states through consensus" he said Modi said the tax is an example of success of the collective effort of India and marks a "historic achievement" He said it was not only a tax reform but "is a measure that lends strength to the new culture of honesty In a way it is campaign for cultural improvement" The prime minister said the magnitude of the exercise is an example in itself and will surely be studied by the world Modi said the people from the northeast far off mountains and those living in the jungles have written letters saying that initially there were fears but as they started understanding the GST it became easy and business became easier "And the biggest thing is that the trust of customers in traders has started going up" the prime minister said "I am seeing how GST has impacted upon the transport and logistics sector how the movement of trucks has increased how their travel time has decreased how highways have become clutter-free "With the increase in the speed of trucks pollution has also reduced Delivery of goods has also been speeded up Besides making life easier it also strengthens the economic progress" he said Written by Ashwini Deshpande | Updated: May 3 2014 5:15 am Why are Dalit-upper caste inequalities so persistent years after the establishment of legal equality Related News How casteism is expressed in schools and how it perpetuates inequalities The latest report of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has brought to light everyday instances of discrimination against Dalit Adivasi and Muslim children in primary schools They are asked to sit separately clean toilets bring their own utensils for midday meals to keep school utensils “unpolluted” and reprimanded and punished routinely Despite being illegal and supposedly abolished belief in untouchability and its continued practice marks these children as objects of humiliation ridicule and stamps them with a “stigmatised identity”?best known for its Rs 19, will go on air from October 11 on Colors channel. over 300 calls related to fire incidents were received by the control room from across the national capital during the festival.what divides Wigneswaran and his party from their southern compatriots? 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