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Their appointment was earlier viewed as the ruling party’s attempts to saffronise the cinema. A day after Nitish Kumar won the trust vote in the Bihar assembly,” he said.Modhwadia alleged that the audio clip revealed the “modus operandi” of the Gujarat police who “pay a cut” to special informers after they extort money from those who violate the prohibition law About his son’s alleged involvement in the case the Congress leader said “Nobody in our family consumes alcohol I and my family members have been leading prohibition campaigns for the last many years at our home town in Porbandar I have decided to go public about this incident because I am confident that my son did not consume alcohol” Vidhi Chaudhari DCP Zone-7 said “We will definitely take action against the sub-inspector She has already been transferred to the city police headquarters and the investigations has been handed over to the crime branch where an ACP will head the probe” Jadeja could not be reached for comment For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 23 2016 1:57 am BJP’s Ashish Shelar who is also the party’s Mumbai chief had raised the demand for invoking sections of organised crime arguing that the investigations into the scam had shown that it was a syndicate involving contractors third party auditors and officials (File photo) Top News Minister of State for Urban Development Ranjit Patil said in the Legislative Assembly Friday that the state would seek legal opinion on whether those guilty in the road contract scam can be booked for running an organised crime “We will seek a legal opinion on whether all the accused can be tried under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (1999)” Patil informed the House BJP’s Ashish Shelar who is also the party’s Mumbai chief had raised the demand for invoking sections of organised crime arguing that the investigations into the scam had shown that it was a syndicate involving contractors third party auditors and officials In a veiled threat to senior corporators in the Shiv Sena-controlled Mumbai municipality Patil said that the probe in the road scam would involve investigating the role of all those who approved and allotted the contract and signed documents Allies Shiv Sena and the BJP have been at loggerheads over the scam which has so far led to the arrest of 25 people including one contractor and two civic chief engineers The Opposition had been demanding a probe into the role of corporators in the scam The BJP also attempted to play the populist card with civic elections scheduled for early 2017 In light of the scam Shelar demanded that the street tax component in the property tax levied to citizens be waived off The civic body collects an average Rs 691 crore per year through street tax While the process of blacklisting six contractors found guilty of graft in road contracts had been initiated Patil informed the house that their registration itself will be cancelled disallowing them to bid for any contract in future For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shweta Bhutada | Mumbai | Published: April 14 2016 3:53 am Top News With the water crisis in Maharashtra becoming more acute by the day schools in Mumbai have taken it upon themselves to raise awareness among students and the people in general about water conservation The aim is to make the students more responsible about using water and to make them understand the severity of the drought in several regions of Maharashtra Share This Article Related Article The Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School in Thane has been trying to educate people about the importance of water conservation for about two years now Revathi Srinivasan the school’s principal said “Apart from the normal routine practices for water conservation we have adopted an integrated approach in incorporating the idea of water conservation in the curriculum itself The students have conducted activities dramas and street plays in the school as well as outside to raise awareness about the issue” With use of water being banned for Holi by the Maharashtra government this year the school also involved parents into the campaign by making them act along with their children in plays advocating a dry Holi Another such school is the Lodha World School Principal Asha Narayanan said that to inculcate a healthy attitude towards water conservation the school encourages students to do a water audit They measure the usage of water in the school check for water lost in leakages and analyse how to stop such leakages The school has also put a pressure stopper on its taps to keep water use in check Arundhati Chavan chairman of the city’s Parent Teacher Association said that schools in areas such as Kalyan and Bhiwandi have reported several activities for water conservation “Some schools from the area are making good use of used water by watering plants with it Sarawati Vidya Mandir in Bhiwandi even has its own rain water harvesting unit to reduce consumption of supplied water” shesaid The R N Podar School has adopted a multidisciplinary approach to make children aware of the water crisis in Marathwada and Vidarbha Headmistress Suman Samarth said “We want to make children understand the water condition through their academic subjects For their summer projects they have been given assignments for different subjects pertaining to the water crisis For example in Mathematics they have been asked to graphically represent the annual rainfall in Vidarbha for five years” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is called "pappu" because of his immature comments Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday His remarks came in the wake of Gandhi’s jibe at the RSS suggesting discrimination against women in the organisation File image of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath PTI "Due to such remarks people think that Rahul Gandhi is immature So they call him pappu" Adityanath told CNN-News18 channel The Gandhi scion had on Tuesday sparked off a row with his remarks that there were no "women in shorts in RSS shakhas" The remark drew immediate condemnation from the BJP with Union Minister Smriti Irani terming it as "indecent" The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader also attacked the Congress Vice-President while campaigning in Valsad Gujarat on Friday as part of the BJP’s Gaurav Yatra Adityanath said that wherever Rahul Gandhi goes for campaign the Congress is sure to lose Written by Pratik Kanjilal | New Delhi | Published: November 1 2014 2:48 am Related News The pillorying of BJP spokesman Sambit Patra has begun Remembering him on counting day after the general election “Our loin is roaring everywhere while their loin is skulking” Times have changed Now the loin of Times Now is roaring over the government’s failure to bring back black money from the vaults under Zurich’s streets “Terrible terrible” chided Arnab Goswami “Arnab don’t question the intention of the government” warned Patra “Why not is it banned censored” “I’m telling you why not if you allow me…” “Already Gaurav Bhatia (of the SP) wants to rebut” “What does he want to rebut when I haven’t completed a simple sentence” “He raised his hand It’s OK don’t get upset” said Goswami And then as Patra spluttered he rubbed it in: “Mr Patra one second — one of the more obvious ways of saying that you are on the defensive is to speak over everybody else so that you provide this constant audio…” It sounded dreadfully autobiographical The instant caffeinated nature of television news confused the black money issue somewhat What exactly does “sharing” mean Almost all channels took it to mean wide dissemination like sticking it on Pastebin And neither Goswami nor his viewer could understand why sharing with the Supreme Court was problematic but sharing with its SIT was not In the midst of the din Barkha Dutt snagged a surprise exclusive with Justices Shah and Pasayat of the SIT declared that the investigation would get to the bottom of everything wherever it was But when These things go on forever “Rajnath rap gets top cop moving” read the rocking headline in the print partner of Headlines Today to go with a story about the home minister that its group and CNN-IBN played up But it wasn’t about the police failures which led to the situation in Delhi’s Trilokpuri which marked 30 years of its tryst with communal riots with the first serious bout of violence since the anti-Sikh riots The Delhi Police report to the central home ministry and Rajnath Singh could have been suitably outraged But no he had hauled up Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi for presiding over a filthy police HQ littered with dilapidated cars seized in remote antiquity Really in comparison to the sparkling new Swachh Bharat non-violence looks so 20th century After the shakeups earlier this year news television is rebranding itself The relatively new Live India has its most visible faces do this soap-like head-turn and gaze into the camera along with soap-like effects possibly sampled off SoundCloud Everybody’s been there and done that right from the days when NDTV discovered that people watch anchors not TV All that remains is to tinker with the exact slowness of the slo-mo But IBN7 has gone beyond that meridian to sell the diversity of voices it offers through a network of 2000 reporters on the ground They may have counted hundreds of innocent bystanders Honest mistake Meanwhile the guys in ties on the business channels can’t get over the incredible rise of D-Street (no that isn’t D-Company’s address) this week as both the Sensex and the Nifty breached new barriers At 27358 and 8181 they weren’t psychologically arresting though The markets breach something every other week and the ties and suits still get orgasmic And they usually forget to mention that markets generally fall before the close of trading This week for once the prime minister’s entertainment stock has slumped momentarily Following the rather dated advice of the Ventures he has walked He could have run for unity to celebrate Sardar Patel but he preferred to talk And talk But at least he made it clear that the nation’s “first pracharak” is still on the march [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Jaipur | Published: May 6 2017 10:34 pm Top News The carcasses of three cows and two bulls were found Saturdayin an open farm in Chandwaji area of Jaipur lead to mild tension in the area Some locals spotted the carcasses and informed local sarpanch Saroj Meena police said The recovery of the carcasses led to mild tension with the locals demanding immediate arrest of those behind it the police said However they were pacified and a complaint was lodged by the Sarpanch A medical board conducted post-mortem the police added For all the latest Jaipur News download Indian Express App More Top NewsRailway Minister Suresh Prabhu chose not to take the bitter pill of fare hikes on Thursday in the 2016 Railway Budget and vowed to continue with his big investment-push to turn around Railways as a major engine for India’s economic growth Prabhu announced several initiatives to expand railways’ reach and efficiency These include creation of dedicated rail corridors improving railway infrastructure and revamping the suburban railways system In fiscal year 2017 there are 44 new partnership projects planned covering 5300 km worth Rs 92714 crore and creation of two locomotive factories with a total investment of Rs 40000 crore Reuters But the big question remains without hike in fares can Prabhu address the constrained balance sheet of the railways particularly in the face of a massive spending burden on account of 7th Pay Commission implementation cost over-run of delayed projects and other expenses Prabhu expects Rs 15 lakh crore help from LIC over next five years and going overseas with rupee bonds to raise funds Already railways have felt the heat of subsidising passenger fares with freight segment a strategy criticised by most experts Prabhu has hinted that the freight rates will be revised In 2015-16 railways has suffered a loss of Rs 30000 crore on account of subsidising passenger fares Gross budgetary support Prabhu expects to be around Rs 40000 core in FY17 Prabhu has set a gross traffic earnings target of Rs 185 lakh crore Prabhu’s budget shows the government’s intent to transform Railways as a crucial engine to economic growth and change the country as a high-growth manufacturing economy among emerging markets Prabhu has increased the investment target for fiscal year 2017 to Rs 121 lakh crore up 21 per cent as against Rs 100011 crore in the last year This however is less than a jump of 52 percent budgeted last year Prabhu wants to achieve an operating ratio of 92 per cent in 2016-17 as against 90 percent this year (budget estimate 885 percent) Implementation key But the real concern is on the implementation front The government’s own estimates show that as on 1 January maximum cost overrun was seen in railway projects with the anticipated cost of 27 projects climbing to Rs 7914068 crore from the original cost of Rs 2268085 crore What this means that aggressive expansion plans sans the determination to implement on time would hardly help This is where Prabhu should put his foot down and make sure that the expansion strategy doesn’t remain on the paper Beyond the numbers there are several key takeaways in Prabhu’s second Rail budget: First it is even clearer now that the Modi government doesn’t want to privatize the railways This is something Prabhu has highlighted in the past as well when he said Railways need private money but not privatisation But that also puts more pressure on the government to find enough resources to push railways’ development agenda Prabh spoke in detail about his plans to invite public-private partnership contracts to develop railway projects Second clearly Prabhu wants to make Railways more passenger-friendly by promising more efficiency and customer experience Prabhu listed out a host of initiatives in the budget such as improving the customer experience through the help of technology “It is the people who are the soul of Indian railways" Prabhu said Railways plans to build 17000 bio-toilets in trains and 475 in stations this year The railways also plan to increase reliance on social media to reach out to customers Prabhu plans to cover 400 stations with free Wi-fi access of which 100 will be implemented this year Third monetising the assets is another key area Prabhu stressed in the last budget Prabhu spoke about creating a holding company to monetise the assets owned by railways including the companies it own This will be done through monetisation of land to raise rail revenue from non-freight sources besides monetising land on tracks by leasing out for horticulture and tea plantation Fourth Prabhu reiterated the government’s intention to create an independent railway regulator to decide tariffs and investment proposals This is even more critical now to win the confidence of private investors about a proper overseeing mechanism Prabhu said the draft bill will be ready for this after holding discussions with stakeholders On the whole Prabhu’s 2016-17 Railway budget is a please-all budget which indeed shows promise of taking ahead the process of overhauling Indian railways through several small reform-steps rather than making big-bang announcements But the real challenge for Prabhu lies on the implementation-front (Kishor Kadam and Prasanna Deshpande contributed to this story) By: Reuters | Palo Alto | Published: October 29 2016 1:05 pm Image for representational purposes Top News Playing classic video games like Pac-Man with living single-celled microbes thinner than a human hair is now possible thanks to an interactive microscope developed by bioengineers at Stanford University After several prototypes the researchers released blueprints earlier this month for a “LudusScope” in the international scientific journal PLOS ONE offering kids of all ages a playful window into the world of microbiology Watch What Else Is Making News “It’s a microscope that you can 3D print and build yourself” Ingmar Riedel-Kruse an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford told Reuters After it is assembled tiny light-responsive organisms called Euglena swim on a microscope slide surrounded by four LED lights The lights are controlled by a joystick allowing users to control the direction in which the microbes move “You turn microscopy from something that is purely observational into something that is interactive” Riedel-Kruse said The final component is a smartphone that attaches to the eyepiece of the device transforming it from a simple interactive microscope into a rudimentary gaming platform and research tool The scientists at the Palo Alto-based university have developed software programs that overlay on top of the image of cells By selecting specific cells users can influence their movement and guide them through a maze that resembles the 1980s video game Pac-Man Kids can also play soccer by steering their microbes through goal posts The games according to Riedel-Kruse evolve into basic research “You can select a cell track it and collect data about it that you can then analyze and discuss” Riedel-Kruse said “You can really do simple research in educational settings” Using the plans publicly published anyone can build a LudusScope now but Riedel-Kruse said assembly is complex For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top News

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