If it gets approved then this will be for the first time that railway assets will no longer be manned by the Railway Protection Force (RPF). While the Maharashtra Security Force is currently managing security for the Mumbai Metro Rail, the Home Guard is assisting the Government Railway Police and RPF at railway stations especially in manning the ladies compartments at night. The rail authorities are thinking of posting them in non-core areas in railways and divert them to railway stations. "The whole idea is to remove the RPF from non-core areas to core areas like railway stations where their presence is more needed. Rakes, their components and parts are manufactured, assembled and maintained at railway workshops.
October 19, 2017 03:00 UTC
Authorities blamed the fire on high temperature, but what they did not tell you was that the waste management plan for city has not moved in years. Over the years, Pirana dumpsite is said to have accumulated over 85 lakh tonnes of garbage over 84 acres of land. While bad air quality affects citizens, civic authorities are busy issuing standard responses. Director of Solid Waste Management department Harshad Solanki added that waste paper is collected in large quantity during Diwali and with high temperatures around this time, the situation is conducive to fires. Following the fire at Pirana dumpsite, Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday was reported 307 which denotes very poor quality.
October 19, 2017 02:57 UTC
Delhiites are gifting high end products that have organic written all over themThe city that has ostentation as its second name, has married luxury with eco friendly this Diwali season. At a time when gifts exchanged during the festival act as an indicator of your status on the social ladder, Delhiites are gifting high end products that have organic written all over them. Beauty products like handcrafted soaps, skin creams and conditioner made from organic oils are very popular as Diwali gifts. Its specially crafted rose incense sticks, diffuser oils etc, all made up of organic ingredients are also a hit with those willing to spend on environment friendly opulence. Home decor like cushions, candles, bed linen made of sustainable dyes and organic fabric are also being wrapped as festive gifts.
October 19, 2017 02:57 UTC
In the year 2003, Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan and political leadership on both sides agreed to a ceasefire along the boundary. These frequent ceasefire violations also damaged a trade facilitation centre at Chakan Da Bagh and trade, perforce, was halted for days. But it seems that in absence of any political and diplomatic engagement from both sides, there remains a void, which, unfortunately, is filled in by ceasefire violations. In India and Pakistan, where cultural, linguistic, historical and geographical links are already present, the future of both countries is inextricably linked. Doing so will mandate greater adherence to commitment towards the agreed terms and conditions, and will help in ameliorating the worsening situation.
The sanitation workers of east, south and north have decided to slow their ongoing strike as a diwali gift to the residents of the national capital. After a meeting with the corporation officials on Wednesday, the workers have decided to join back on the day after diwali. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) workers started an indefinite strike on October 11, over the irregular payments of salaries and other pending demands. The sanitation workers also threatened to lock down the headquarters of South and North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday. In east Delhi, the sanitation workers held a protest outside the office of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and burnt his effigy.
Four people have been charged with physically attacking the Ellis Bridge police around 5 am near Budarpura Railway crossing on Wednesday. The cops saw a man riding a double pillion, and one of them was unconscious. The two accused, who called up two friends, also attacked the cops physically. The police control room which quickly sent a small troop to the spot brought the situation under control. A.S Patel, Inspector of Ellis Bridge police station, said, "When the police asked the accused to come to the police station, people had gathered at the spot."
According to the notification, the government gets flats developed under its various schemes and they are subsequently allotted to people under various categories. Maharashtra government has prepared a policy to permit occupants of flats allotted under government schemes to transfer ownership by paying transfer charges to the state. According to the notification, the government gets flats developed under its various schemes and they are subsequently allotted to people under various categories. "Most of these people had complained to the government that they were unable to sell these flats due to the stringent rules. "To make transfers easy, we have prepared a policy of transferring ownership rights of these flats allotted by the government.
According to the industry body, demonetisation and issues related to roll out of GST have affected the overall sentimentIn sync with low-key overall Diwali festivities due to slowdown concerns, Corporate India has slashed its festive gifting budget by 35-40% and is going rather lukewarm in gifting to associates, networked partners, employees, and others, according to a survey conducted by Assocham. According to the industry body, demonetisation and issues related to roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) have affected the overall sentiment. "Consequent to lower sales for Diwali gifting, FMCG companies are reporting less than normal sales. "The survey endorses the generally low key mood of trade and industry with considerable trimming of the festive budget," he said. As per the survey, online shopping vouchers, gift cards, dry fruits, chocolate, wearable devices such as fitness trackers, are among the top choices for Diwali gifting for both employees and clients.
A day after 100 jhuggies gutted in Jamia nagar after a major fire broke out, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the area and announced Rs 25,000 as compensation. Around 100 slum clusters were gutted after a major fire broke out in South Delhi's Jamia Nagar area on Tuesday afternoon. The locals alleged that the fire department turned up an hour later, when the damage was already done. According to a senior police officer, there is no written complaint so far and the accident appears to have been caused naturally. "So there will be no investigation in the case until we get some complaint from any family," he said.
For instance, the travelling time currently between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji is 52 minutes with an interchange at Mandi House. With the Magenta line it place, the train will chug right to Kalka Ji Mandir station in 19 minutes. According to a senior DMRC official, the Botanical Garden – Kalkaji section will comprise of nine stations. "Apart from Kalkaji Mandir, all other stations will be elevated. The journey from the Botanical Garden station to the domestic terminal will just take about 40 minutes.
Their audience was a group of 25 fans who had come all the way from Ghana to support their young footballing heroes. Four men came into the stadium with face smeared with charcoal powder. “People apply charcoal on their faces as a good luck charm before any big event in their life. Four men came forward to be the flagbearers of their traditional values, painted their faces, and off they went to support their Black Starlets. “This is our way of helping our boys, who are giving their blood and sweat on the field for their country back home.
Festivities seemed to be in the air at the platform itself because of the presence of so many people. A huge festive rush was seen on the railway station and bus stand on Wednesday, a day before Diwali. Since early morning, a large number of people were seen waiting at Jaipur Junction waiting to board their trains. A similar scene was witnessed at railway stations like Gandhi Nagar, Durgapura and Sanganer railway station. Similar rush was seen at the Sindhi Camp bus stand.
As estimated, twenty to twenty thousand crores rupees sweets are sold in those three days (festival) in Jodhpur. The new generation is health conscious and avoids sweets but on Deepawali, sweets especially the Chaturbhuj, Mool Ji, Janta, Rawat, Lal Bhatti, Jodhpur sweets, Solanki sweets are in full demand. Janta Sweet Home's badam chakki and Jodhpur Sweet Home's kaju katli are always in demand. Sweets made of dry fruits are a specialty of Solanki Sweet Home. The singles products of these sweet shops are so famous that people come to buy the sweets from far-flung areas and these shops are always crowded withcustomers.
Like every year this year too the Banjara community and residents of Colaba have decided to come together on October 20 from 3 pm till 8 pm, and celebrate Diwali. The programme will also be attended by people from the community who have been successful in their respective walks of life. Women from the community will be participating in a dance competition. The community also aims to spread the message of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' in their community. Balaji Rathod, social activist and resident of Colaba from Banjara community, said, "There is a lot of happiness when our community people come together and celebrate Diwali.
Rishabh says he quit bursting crackers after a tragedy shattered him. “ I was only in Class VIII when we were bursting crackers one day in an open ground. “Now, even most my friends have stopped bursting crackers.”Vrushang Patel, 22 yearsNot bursting crackers since last five yearsVrushang Patel decided to give up bursting firecrackers when he turned 18. Birds slip into shock because of loud noise, “says Vrushang, who has been crazy about crackers till he strongly took the resolution. Rutuja Kavade, 17 yearsNot bursting crackers since class VIIRutuja Kavade says she loved bursting crackers when she was a child.