NEW DELHI: More than a year after the Indore-Patna Express derailment in Kanpur killed 148 people, investigations have established there was 'no conspiracy' behind the incident. According to highly placed sources, IIT-Kanpur, approached by the National Investigation Agency NIA ) to examine the reasons behind the derailment, has ruled out sabotage in its report.The IIT-K experts have cited defects in the train's bogies and jamming of wheels as the reasons why the train derailed on November 20 last year, said sources. Also, there is no evidence of any explosion on the tracks near Kanpur that day. This module was behind the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast in Madhya Pradesh on March 7 this year that injured 10 people. The NIA also investigated the role of Maoists in the Kanpur derailment, but evidence didn't support the theory.
December 12, 2017 23:03 UTC
NEW DELHI: Soon passenger cars used as cabs won't have the child lock system to end any misuse by drivers. The apex committee sets standards and specifications for vehicles and their parts. "Since no manufacturer knows which particular product will be registered as a cab or transport vehicle, the solution has to be at the end when the dealer dispatches the vehicle. The manufacturers have said there are ways out and passengers to disable the child locks before starting the journey.He added that there is also a need to look into whether a child lock in a car is needed at all since now almost all cars have got central locking systems. Last month, the Delhi government had directed cab owners and drivers to paste a "clearly visible" sticker on their vehicles, cautioning passengers to disable the child locks before starting the journey.
December 12, 2017 22:52 UTC
JAIPUR: With just a year to go for assembly elections in her state, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje is conducting district-wise tours, reaching out to representatives of different castes. They tell me a lot of things...I also get to have a reasonable idea of how the party is functioning. But one has to accept it; they are all with different characteristics and we have to come to terms with it. The rest followed and eventually, I wrote a letter to Smriti Irani to ensure that the sentiments of a certain caste are not hurt. Why insist on a film if it is hurting the sentiments of a particular caste?
December 12, 2017 22:43 UTC
Highlights 1 India's High Commissioner designate Ajay Bisaria crossed the Wagah border on foot2 About Indo-Pak ties he said that future should be different than the past3 He emphasized the need for 'trust building' to improve Indo-Pak tiesIndian High Commissioner designate Ajay Bisaria arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday with his wife Bharati Chaturvedi. He crossed over on foot through the Wagah border and was welcomed on the other side by the Indian Deputy Chief of Mission in Islamabad, J.P. Singh and other officials of the Indian High Commission. We should work towards trust building which would lead to strengthening of ties between the two countries", he told the media. To a question regarding easing of India's visa policy, Ajay Bisaria said, "We will try to make an effort to ease visa issues on humanitarian grounds. The ones who need visa on humanitarian grounds will get preference and we intend to make movement easy between the two nations."
December 12, 2017 22:41 UTC
Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Also read Jose Mourinho involved in sensational dressing room bust-up with Manchester City keeper EdersonCity manager Pep Guardiola, whose side won the game 2-1, has also defended his players, although he has offered an apology to United. If we offended United -- not just one player, not just Jose, (but) Manchester United -- then I apologise," he said. What happened in the locker room happened. If we were not correct, then I apologise to all of Manchester United.
December 12, 2017 22:30 UTC
To get good marks in the cleanliness survey (Swachh Survekshan-2018) the Jaipur Municipal Corporation(JMC) will now strictly adhere to the people in the city. There are thousands of employees and officers in addition to Vigilance Cell in Jaipur Municipal Corporation. There is a Sanitary Inspector in every ward of the municipal corporation. These Swachhta Mitra will provide information about cleanliness to the public and will aware the public to cleanliness. The Municipal Corporation has eight zone areas.
December 12, 2017 22:30 UTC
"Alarm bells have been ringing in recent years about the CBI's political independence and raised by former CBI directors," Saez said. "Ex-CBI head Joginder Singh in 2011 details the various ways investigations could be interfered with. "The initial years of creation of the CBI were far more independent than now. The BJP blames Congress for Mallya getting huge loans to bail out Kingfisher and Congress blames the BJP for allowing him to escape, he said. Asthana's name was found on torn pages inside a Gujarat-based company when raided by the income tax department that indicated suspicious transactions.
December 12, 2017 22:18 UTC
Solar energy of the sandy areas of Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions will illuminate many villages of Punjab and Gujarat. National Grid Corporation has geared up and accelerated the work of laying the main line of 8000 KV for green energy corridor i.e. electronics corridor for solar energy production. According to the plan, these corridors will link Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Nagaur, etc, districts to Moga of Punjab and Banaskantha of Gujarat. When it will be ready, the solar energy that will be created in Jodhpur and Bikaner, which produces the highest solar energy, will start illuminating entire northern India.
Doctor of a private hospital were alleged of performing wrong operation of a woman, instead of doing an operation on the abdomen, she was treated on some other part. Her husband has filed a case in Nagori Gate police station accusing the doctor for doing wrong operations. Where, the doctor did wrong operation instead of appendix operation. If she did not get treatment there at the time then she could have lost his life. Due to negligence of doctors, his wife had to undergo unnecessary physical and mental torture.
Lahoti has not been able to convene meetings of the board on time and formed the functioning committees in a year. Lahoti has made several and admirable decisions to make herself the most successful mayor of the city. Lahoti started the Mayor Jan Sunwai program. Lahoti introduced the compulsion of singing National Anthem and National Song and biometric system for developing work culture at JMC. The controversy that started between Lahoti and JMC Commissioner Ravi Jain last month also affected the functioning of the JMC.
Energy Minister of State, Pushpendra Singh on Tuesday counted upon achievements of his department and made new announcements. However, there was no action plan containing the accidents due to electric current and transformer bursts. Counting the achievements of his department, Singh said that there is no village in the state which is not electrified. He said that after the Uday Yojana, the liabilities of the power companies have also been reduced. Earlier, it was 9 rupees 20 paise per unit, which is now 8 rupees 10 paise per unit.
We have done some good work and with the continuation of programmes you will see Rajasthan upwardly mobile. Q: Is there any chance of next edition of Resurgent Rajasthan in last year of your government? But, see I have a deep unshakable bond with Rajasthan. Who will win the Gujarat, Rajasthan next year and the Parliamentary polls after that ? A: Undoubtedly we will win in Gujarat and Rajasthan and form a government again at the Centre.
The Delhi High court has directed the DG (Prisons), city government and the police to implement a system which would let one know about the records of the undertrials lodged in the jail. "We direct the District Judge (Headquarters), DG (Prisons) and Delhi police to make suggestions and implement a system where there is immediate transmission of information," the court said. The court's direction comes while hearing a PIL which was initiated pursuant by a letter written by a Supreme Court Judge Justice Kurian Joseph. The letter also stated that 32 children of the undertrial prisoners are also forced to stay in the prison along with their mothers. The report suggested guidelines for preparation and updation of the record of the undertrial prisoners.
The Congress party leaders also staged a protest at the district headquarters against the government’s celebration and called it a waste of public money. The party leaders have protested against the misrule of the government which has been a complete failure to meet the promises committed by the party,” Pilot said at press conference held at party headquarters. The leader also took on Raje government for privatization of education and health institutions terming the decision bad for the commoners. The pilot also accused the Raje government of corruption. He blamed that be it mines scam, LED scam, sand mining, giving contracts to NGOs under MJSY Scheme, BJP government was mired in corruption.
Delhi HC on Tuesday told the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to inspect the DLF Place, a popular mall in south Delhi to find out if the kiosks inside it posed a risk to public health or safety. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued the direction after it was informed that the authorities had inspected only the Select Citywalk mall following the orders of the court. During the proceedings on Tuesday, the court also directed the DDA to file an affidavit on the inspection conducted at Select Citywalk and fixed the matter for April 18. Appearing for Select Citywalk mall, the counsel submitted that the petition was filed without any verification of facts. The court was hearing a PIL alleging that commercial activities inside the open areas of the popular south Delhi malls — Select Citywalk and DLF Place — could pose a risk to public safety if there was a fire or an earthquake.
December 12, 2017 22:04 UTC