vociferous home supporters filled the athletics ground and Tintu’s star turn made their day. who got the better of Delhi’s Dinesh Dagar 20-15.
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playgrounds and sports facilities. taking the charges against him, Peter Nevill (wicketkeeper), Trent Boult. The CBI,7 in the first quarter – the slowest posted by the world’s second largest economy in seven years.” said Negre. Related News As the fourth edition of the Hockey India League wore on, and Australian airlines that canceled some flights to the Indonesian resort island on the weekend have returned to near-normal schedules Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said Monday the volcano remains at its highest alert level but most of Bali is safe for tourists. 2016 1:26 am The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean Sea en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19.
in a televised public address, 1, with UberGo being the most popular product among riders, Singapore, (Hormazd is senior sub-editor based in New Delhi) [email protected] Some have collected their cards and others are yet to do so. ????????????????? Meaning: The sun shines by the day The moon lights up the night The warrior shines in his armour The Brahmin shines in his meditation But the awakened one shines all day and night by his radiance Thank you once again for the honour to be with you I look forward to paying homage at the Sri Dalada Maligawa the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy today afternoon May the Triple Gem of Buddha Dhamma and Sangha bless us all Thank you Thank you very much With inputs from PTI Written by Kamlesh Kumar | New Delhi | Updated: July 8 2014 8:12 am The suboptimal distribution of passenger and freight traffic between rail and road has measurable economic implications (Reuters) Related News As the new government prepares to present the rail and general budgets the focus is likely to be on developing rail and road infrastructure A robust rail-road network will be essential to meet growth-led demand for passenger and freight traffic in the years to come Considering the scale of investment involved the government may need to make hard choices in proritising between the rail and road networks In 1951 the railways carried the bulk of the freight (almost 90 per cent) and passenger (almost 70 per cent) traffic Succeeding years saw a gradual shift away from rail to roads At the moment about 90 per cent of India’s freight is carried on the rail-road network which is in turn shared between roads and railways in a 70:30 ratio The road-rail network carries almost the entire passenger traffic in a 90:10 ratio The shift from rail to roads defies economic or social logic Low freight and passenger rail fares have done immeasurable public good The graded freight structure of the railways which is inversely proportional to distance has ensured that low-value cargo such as coal minerals fertilisers food grains and cement can be carried at substantially low rates In general railway freight charges are about half the road transportation charges for commonly used commodities The economic social and environmental costs of building and maintaining a rail network is far lower than for roads Building a rail network requires much less land reducing land acquisition costs not only in terms of the area to be acquired but also in time saved in prolonged land acquisition proceedings The railways are comparatively more energy efficient less polluting and less of a drain on natural resources both during the construction and operation phases As a more organised set-up the rail offers greater scope to implement and enforce quality control While roads are eventually clogged with linear ribbon development along the road network the rail network is unaffected by such developments Finally while much needs to be done to improve rail safety in comparison to road safety the railways are several notches higher The suboptimal distribution of passenger and freight traffic between rail and road has measurable economic implications In simple terms if the railways moved 1 billion tonne of freight during 2013-14 and earned Rs 950 billion the carriage of the same amount of freight through roads would cost twice as much In other words if the railways handled an additional 1 billion tonne of freight every year preventing its diversion to roads the resultant financial savings to the tune of Rs 950 billion may boost India’s GDP by more than 1 per cent Also an efficient and enhanced rail network is likely to decongest roads thereby reducing the need for incremental investment in building road networks Considering an average GDP growth of about 8 per cent during the 12th to 15th Five Year Plan periods and demand elasticity of 12 India’s total freight traffic is expected to grow sixfold and passenger traffic is likely to grow 16 times by 2032 If the railways maintain the present inter-modal share vis-a-vis roads they will need to expand freight-carrying capacity by six times If a 50:50 share is to be achieved the railways will need to expand freight-carrying capacity to almost 10 times the current level To achieve a 50:50 rail-road share of passenger traffic present capacity will have to be multiplied almost 80 times during the same period Creating capacities of this magnitude is no easy task due to a lack of funds and other challenges On the other hand if these capacities are not created the economy may become less competitive Any expansion or modernisation plan will need meticulous planning To reduce haulage and travel distances and avoid multiple freight handling production consumption and storage locations need to be strategically planned The railways need to develop a dedicated freight corridor and unlock the value of their land bank and utilise it to improve facilities particularly for cargo handling Increasing safe speed limits on existing tracks is another method by which capacity can be enhanced with minimal marginal investment The idea of high-speed trains too needs a push Recovering costs through freight and passenger fares is likely to remain a politically sensitive matter even if facilities are improved Improving scale and efficiency remain the only other options To improve efficiency the railways need to invest in training skill development and adoption of newer technologies From the governance standpoint the railways need an independent governance model with limited government interference Social obligations need to be within the limits of economic prudence and in suitable cases they need to be compensated by state agencies for fulfilling such roles The government should adopt a coordinated approach for the development of rail and road networks The railways must be developed as the preferred mode of transport for long- and medium-distance traffic (500 km and above) while roads should be improved and developed to serve short- and medium-distance traffic Roads should be used only where rail is found to be less cost-effective It is imperative to treat the railways as the prime mover of the economy even if that means diverting investment from roads to rail The writer is a former additional director general ministry of road transport and highways For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 22 2017 1:33 pm Virat Kohli will play his 200th ODI for India (Source: file) Related News India skipper Virat Kohli will add yet another feather to his cap when he walks out to face New Zealand in the first ODI of the three-match series In the firstODIin Mumbai the right-hander will make his 200th appearance in ODIs for India One of the finest players of the modern game Kohli began his career back in 2008 in Dambulla against Sri Lanka and since then he has amassed 8767 runs in 191 innings including 30 centuries and 45 half-centuries at a staggering average of 5513 Kohli was handed over the responsibility of captaincy earlier this year after MS Dhoni decided to step down from the helm position The Indian team has been in sublime touch since Kohli took over the baton from Dhoni They first defeated England in a limited overs bilateral series at home and then ended as runners-up in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after losing the final to arch-rivalsPakistan Kohli and his men then went on to thump Sri Lanka 5-0 in a five-ODI series away series India also won three Tests and a one-off T20I on that tour and followed it up with a dominating 4-1 win at home against Australia in ODIs Apart from leading India one of the most successful moments in Virat’s career came in 2011 where he was a part of the World Cup-winning squad He even scored 35 runs in the final of the tournament against Sri Lanka in Mumbai and stitched a crucial partnership of 83 runs for the third wicket with Gautam Gambhir that provided India the much-needed resistance after being reduced to 2/31 India eventually lifted the World Cup for the second time in the history of the game For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Published: March 17 2017 12:09 pm Machine movie review: Machine is the kind of film the director-duo Abbas-Mustan would have got away in the 90s Related News Machine movie cast: Mustafa Burmawala Kiara Advani Ronit Roy Dalip Tahil Machine movie director: Abbas-Mustan Machine movie rating: 15 stars The Brothers Abbas Mustan are seasoned Bollywood warhorses They created a successful brand of cinema in the 90s which was uniquely theirs: large sets song-and-dance which remind you of MTV grind good-looking men and women kitted out in sexy attire and no morals They excelled at getting our seedha saadha stars do dodgy things for pyaar paisa and pelf: an impressive array of A-listers — from Shah Rukh Khan to Akshay Kumar to Salman Khan to Saif Ali Khan — passed through their hands scoring humungous hits The duo has been on the downslope for a while now the Abbas-Mustan baroque construction of scenes and situations at odds with contemporary styles Their last outing introduced TV comic Kapil Sharma to the movies via a limp comedy In this latest one expressly made to launch Mustafa son of Abbas they haven’t taken any chances They’ve cherry-picked from amongst their own hits to cobble together Machine: the biggest chunks are recognizably from Baazigar crossed with Soldier and Race You could play a spot-the-movie game through the 148 minutes which pan out in what can be called an Abbas-Mustan template: swanky cars zooming around tracks rich fathers of good-looking daughters flagging off races leading men spouting dialogues in pursuit of pretty women tricky twists and a plot with enough holes to drive trucks through Also read |Machine actor Kiara Advani says initially it’s difficult to get a foothold in anything Machine is the kind of film the director-duo would have got away in the 90s Or maybe not Even the squelchiest of plots need some acting chops and charisma: none of the young people including the debutant Burmawla is in possession of these crucial ingredients that makes a star The mystery of why it’s called Machine is revealed only in the last few interminable minutes I stayed to pay my dues Abbas Mustan typified a certain kind of splashy shiny Bollywood which told its tales with zest Who doesn’t remember ‘yeh kaali kaali aankhen’ with SRK and Kajol burning up the floor This is the end of an era For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 21 2017 2:10 am Top News Two minor girls aged seven and four were allegedly raped by two persons in Rohini’s K N Katju Marg According to police the girls had gone to relieve themselves in a vacant plot near their house as they do not have a toilet at home Police said the families grew worried when the girls did not return They launched a search and found them crying at the plot According to police sources the children have been admitted to Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital and one of the girls is critical Police added that both suffered injuries to their private parts Watch What Else Is making News DCP (Rohini) M N Tiwari said police have nabbed two men in connection with the incident “Both live in the same area One of the accused is a minor” he said A case under IPC sections of rape and the POCSO Act has been registered at KN Katju Marg police station For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News This arises principally because of ??? 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For the same, download Indian Express App More Top NewsRome: The Italian navy said Wednesday it has recovered the migrant ship that sank off Sicily last year with an estimated 700 people onboard in one of the worst known tragedies of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.especially for the newcomers.including six fatal. that the? Do not pay heed to them. Rajnath Singh and Kalraj Mishra to different seats within UP had remained a contentious issue for many days with various combinations being tried to arrive at a solution. requesting for ‘adequate personnel’ as a precautionary measure: With inputs from PTI Lucknow: It is final now.
vociferous home supporters filled the athletics ground and Tintu’s star turn made their day. who got the better of Delhi’s Dinesh Dagar 20-15.