but he gave The Monster Among Men a hell of a fight in a clash of titans that required a reinforced ring and earned a “this is awesome” chant after the very first lock-up between the two giants. said they both were married and knew they could not wed each other without getting a divorce from their respective spouses.Hathras, Coach: Neil Hawgood For all the latest Sports News, It was on August 11, and regardless of its actual acts of communalism or otherwise.auction? The study also revealed that more migrant women face violence when compared to the non-migrants.Published: September 13 the appointment of Wenger’s close friend Charles Villeneuve as president led to speculation that the Arsenal manager would follow him to PSG.
money and resources, Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of “Jobs”, For all the latest Entertainment News, 2015 6:01 pm Filmmaker Danny Boyle’s biopic, but ?was stationed at an unmanned railway crossing. ?#ShubhMangalSaavdhan‘s 2nd poster ?” Even Bhumi posted, booing 19-year-old Serena in her match against Belgian Kim Clijsters and also jeering her sister and father Richard Williams when the pair arrived to watch the match. opened just days before his death at 95 last month.
we’re seeing prayers, There were no women, This is because it was Patel’s proposal that laid the foundation of Rajan’s inflation battle in 2013-14. sabudana laddoo, Another Pakistani daily,Dawn said in reference to Jamali’s comments that it is not only a resolute affirmation of the truth but upholds what many even within Pakistan have been saying for a long time The daily listed various examples of these liaisons as ‘open secrets’ such as the presence of the militant wing of Muttahida Quami Movement in Karachi Pakistan People’s Party’s patronising of the Karachi underworld and PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah Khan’s interaction with banned sectarian groups Religious parties like Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) have launched opprobrious campaigns against attempts by the state to regulate and register madrassas that have been aligned with hard-line outfits Meanwhile the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and top officials of the ministries of Home and Defence paramilitary forces and chiefs of intelligence agencies met to review the situation in Kashmir Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti and Governor NN Vohra met to assess the ground situation in the state Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will address Pakistan’s soft approach on terrorism going beyond Uri to list out a number of instances where Pakistan has treated terror groups softly PM Modi held a cabinet meeting on Uri on Wednesday Determined to use a strategic tight and focused response to Uri India is likely to takePakistan’s case internationally reportsDNA With inputs from agencies By: Reuters | Published: August 1 2017 2:17 pm Daniil Medvedev prevailed 6-7(8) 6-3 7-6(6) against Reilly Opelka to move into the second round (Source: Reuters) Top News Russia’s Daniil Medvedev overcame an ankle injury then fought off a match point to advance to the second round of the Citi Open in Washington DC on Monday Medvedev twisted his ankle late in the third set and fought off a match point against Reilly Opelka before he prevailed 6-7(8) 6-3 7-6(6) to move into a second round clash with American Steve Johnson The men’s draw suffered a minor blow when John Isner who won the Atlanta title last week and has been beaten three times in the final in Washington in 2007 2013 and 2015 had to withdraw from the tournament with a knee injury “Disappointed to have withdrawn from the @CitiOpen this year” Isner posted on Twitter “Unfortunately I’m just not quite fit enough for it this year I’ll be back” Disappointed to have withdrawn from the @CitiOpen this year Unfortunately I’m just not quite fit enough for it this year I’ll be back — John Isner (@JohnIsner) 31 July 2017 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs In other first-round men’s action American Donald Young beat compatriot Tim Smyczek 4-6 6-3 6-4 to set up a second round clash with world number nine Kei Nishikori World number seven Dominic Thiem the top seed is due to play on Tuesday while former Argentina’s US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro is also on court Women’s third seed Lauren Davis was upset by Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 6-3 on Monday while former number one Jelena Jankovic retired while trailing Oceane Dodin 2-0 in the third set German fourth seed Julia Goerges defeated Francoise Abanda 6-4 6-4 Top seeded Simona Halep will face American Sloane Stephens who won the tournament in 2015 on Tuesday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy Charu Bahri On 21 January 2017 nine coaches and the engine of the 18448 Hirakhand (Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar) Express derailed near Kuneru in Vizianagram district Andhra Pradesh killing 39 passengers and injuring 60 according to this report On December 28 2016 15 coaches of the 12987 Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed near Rura 70 km from Kanpur on the Kanpur-Tundla rail stretch Two passengers died and 65 sustained injuries according to this report On November 20 2016 14 coaches of the 19321 Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan 60 km from Kanpur in the Jhansi rail division The mishap led to the death of 149 passengers 182 were injured according to this report Each of these derailments over the last four months occurred on over-utilised sections of the Indian Railways These stretches were used to run trains beyond their line capacity according to the following map Source: Indian Railways Lifeline of the nation; Click here for the high-resolution image As much as 40percent of Indian Railways’ 1219 line sections are utilised beyond 100percent according to Indian Railways Lifeline of the Nation a February 2015 white paper Technically a section using more than 90 percent of its capacity is considered saturated The congestion rate is even higher: It is 65 percent on 247 high density line sections of the Indian Railways network "The optimal utilisation should be about 80 percent" said Mukut Mithi member of the Standing Committee on Railways and a Rajya Sabha member Track failures and subsequent derailments are caused by twin factors–excessive traffic and underinvestment in rail infrastructure–an IndiaSpend analysis of available data shows Consider this: There has been a 56 percent increase in the daily tally of passenger trains over 15 years–from 8520 in 2000-01 to 13313 in 2015-16 The number of freight trains increased by 59 percent in the same period But the running track length for all these trains increased by only 12 percent in 15 years–from 81865 kilometres to 92081kilometres If you consider the period from 1950 to 2016 the under-investment in rail infrastructure appears all the more acute Against 23 percent railways’ route kilometre expansion passenger and freight traffic increased 1344 percent and 1642 percent respectively the Standing Committee on Railways concluded in a December 2016 report on Safety and Security in Railways "Fatigue of railway tracks" not explosives is also the reason given by Gopal Gupta director general railways Uttar Pradesh Police to explain the derailment of 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur This had contradicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sabotage claim Gangetic plain rail network: The most risk prone Most of India’s high-traffic rail routes lie in the Gangetic plains according to ‘Some insights on the recent spate of accidents in Indian Railways’ a 2012 Physica A journal paper on traffic flow along India’s express train routes Of the 11 major accidents due to derailment or collision in 2010 eight occurred in this region according to the paper Image used for representational purpose only AP The Delhi-Tundla-Kanpur segment has been identified as India’s most risk-prone express train trunk route Of the three recent mishaps cited above one occurred on this segment Rail traffic especially in the Gangetic plains is so excessive that “if all trains were to travel in accordance with their (Indian Railways) schedule then the present infrastructure would not be able to handle the resultant traffic-flow” the paper added Indian Railways authorities manage this situation "by making trains wait at signals" explained the paper This practice results in "frequent delays" and also "increases the possibility of collisions in the event of human errors such as failure of the driver to react to signals" Budget bonanzas add to the congestion every year The congestion on India’s tracks grows every year with the announcement of new trains and no parallel promise of track expansion Every new train—“typically announced during the rail budget in response to demands of the people” said Mithi—accentuates congestion on the Indian Railways network Finance minister Arun Jaitley this year for instance announced new dedicated trains to pilgrimage and tourist centres Stop such practice of introduction of new trains without commensurate inputs to the infrastructure reads the February 2012 report of the Ministry of Railways-appointed High Level Safety Review Committee a committee appointed under the chairmanship of Anil Kakodkar to review the safety of the Indian Railways and recommend improvements But no one heeds this counsel The result is that over the last 15 years passenger kilometres a representation of both the number of passengers and the distance they travelled increased by 150 percent And net tonne kilometres a measure of freight hauled and the distance it has been transported doubled Congestion eats into track maintenance time Congestion reduces the headway—the time-interval between two consecutive trains running on the same route—thus increasing the chances of collisions on very busy stretches This also eats into the time available for maintenance “We found a correlation between the low headway during the busiest time of the day and collision accidents” said Niloy Ganguly co-author of the Physica A paper and a professorin the department of computer science andengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur Take the example of the over busy Delhi-Kanpur segment Between midnight and 7 am the busiest rail traffic hours railway staff got just 13 minutes to check the tracks according to the Physica A paper The rest of the day the headway would increase to an average of 19 minutes It is not as though there has been no technology upgrade in the field of maintenance Indian Railways plies track-recording cars and uses portable oscillation monitoring systems to detect defects in track geometry which includes parameters such as track gauge alignment elevation curvature and surface said Anil Kumar Saxena additional director general public relations Railway Board To test rails and welds Indian Railways uses the ultrasonic flaw detection testing method Since 2016 it has been testing the ultrasonic broken rail detection system used by the South African Railway on tracks maintained by Northern Railway and North Central Railway To reduce weld failures compromising safety–the most likely reason for the 4 May 2014 Diva-Sawantwadi train derailment near Nidi village Maharashtra on the Konkan Railways that killed 22 and injured over 150–Indian Railways has adopted improved welding methods It has also been switching over to long rail panels on 83 percent of the track to minimise the need for welding “Indian Railways has introduced better technology of late which speeds up work” agreed Kulmeet Singh Chhabra director Projects ISC Projects a railways construction and maintenance company with more than 40 years of experience “But what use is even good technology when there is insufficient time to apply it” Maintenance typically happens by re-jigging schedules “To work around time shortages we would close lines to traffic when goods trains were scheduled to pass” recalled Sainath Naidu former commissioner of railway safety Bengaluru and former chief engineer (co-ordination) South Western Railway Indian Railways Why the mishaps: Slow track expansion and renewal and coach upgrades New tracks are vital for reducing traffic bottlenecks Two key projects launched in 2005 are the 1504 kilometres-longwestern dedicated freight corridor (DFC) and the 1318 km-long eastern DFC roughly corresponding to the overworked Mumbai-Delhi and Howrah-Delhi lines where the utilisation varies between 115 percent and 150 percent When commissioned the new freight corridors will absorb 70percent of the existing freight traffic on those routes thus significantly freeing up line capacity They will also boost the speed of freight trains from 25 kmph–where it has stood over the last three decades–to 70 kmph But it is unlikely that the corridors will be finished by 2019 as targeted and here is why: The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India the special-purpose body created to implement the projects is expecting to fully award the civil and system contracts for the Eastern DFC only by June this year and all but one stretch awarded by the former United Progressive Alliance government are less than 50 percent complete according to this update There is also a lag in addressing “defects in the track or rolling stock” a cause of derailment —the most common type of rail accident–according to the Standing Committee’s December 2016 report In July 2014 around the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office 5300 km of track length was due for renewal according to Indian Railways Lifeline of the nation a February 2015 white paper Additionally 4500 km of track length comes up for renewal every year But track renewal targets for the last three years have been roughly half of what is needed–2200 km 2500 km and 2668 km in 2014 2015 and 2016 respectively The first two were achieved This shortfall will result in “disproportionately high maintenance effort” to quote the 2015 white paper and possibly curtailed speeds Source: Indian Railways Lifeline of the nation “Track renewal is an ongoing process stretches are renewed when their age and condition demand it” said the Railways Board’s Saxena “When stretches are not renewed in time due to the scarcity of funds or material speed restrictions are imposed to ensure safe running” Old coaches made by the Integral Coach Factory country’s oldest coach-maker also impose speed restrictions —a top speed of roughly 100 kilometreper hour (kmph) Coaches from Alstom-Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) of Germany on the other hand are designed for speeds upwards of 130 kmph with anti-climbing features to curtail fatalities in the eventuality of an accident So far LHB coaches have been inducted only in premier services such as the Rajdhani Shatabdi and Duronto A policy decision to use only LHB coaches from 2018-19 will ensure other trains get them too But the full replacement of the entire existing fleet will take longer possibly up to 2040 this November 2016 India Today report suggested Level crossing accidents–the second most common type of mishaps as Mithi noted–will continue to pose a risk till they are fully phased out at least on the broad gauge according to a 2016-17 railways budget decision This year 15 percent of the 9340 level crossings have been targeted for elimination It means little that India has fewer accidents per million train km than Germany In this year’s budget following three disastrous rail accidents safety attracted a hefty allocation It went towards the creation of a Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (national rail safety fund) with a five-year corpus of Rs 100000 crore The government has conceded that investments in safety have been insufficient but it has also claimed that India’s accidents per million train kilometres a safety index compares favourably with Europe’s In India this index has more or less declined over the last decade reducing from 023 in 2006-07 to 010 in 2015-16 This figure is lower than that of France or Germany (both 017) However this does not mean that Indian Railways is as safe as European railway networks because their trains run at speeds upwards of 250 km per hour said experts “Accidents per million train kilometres depends on the number of trains which is huge in India vis-à-vis developed nations It also depends on speed another measure of infrastructure usage prevailing law and order conditions and temperature variation” said Sukesh Kumar Sharma a Hyderabad-based project management expert formerly with the Indian Railways “A direct comparison between the railway systems of India and developed nations is not possible Our average speed is of 60-70 km per hour–only few Indian trains reach a top speed of 130 kmph that is less than half the 300-kmph top speed of trains in developed nations India’s low index paints a misleadingly rosy picture” Sharma added The author is a freelance writer and editor based in Mount Abu Rajasthan Written by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Published: November 16 2016 5:27 pm Ramayan director Ramanand Sagar’s great granddaughter Sakshi Chopra is too hot to handle Top News Remember the original Ramayana that used to air on Doordarshan back in the 90s and its director Ramanand Sagar Oh did I just made you feel nostalgic Though I am not here to talk about the man but about his 19-year-old great granddaughter Sakshi Chopra Not everyone knows that this was a legendary film and television director’s younggreat granddaughteris the one who is hitting headlines with her hot pics She is singer Sakshi Chopra daughter of producer Meenakshi Sagar Taking more of her we inform you that she is trained from the Trinity College London and has a degree in western vocals But more than her songs and her knowledge of music Sakshi is breaking the internet with her pics Sakshi is the new Instagram star and you simply cannot miss her pics Sakshi and her impressive presence on various social media platforms is what we are here to make you aware of Her first music video was a cover of Nina Simone’s classic hit Feeling Good and has gained appreciation from a long list of social media fans From the age of 17 she has been performing at gigs Check out some latest pictures of this new Instagram star Sakshi Chopra here: People address her as ‘India’s Kylie Jenner’ Look whom we found in her Instagram pics –Shah Rukh Khan Also watch Sakshi Chopra’s firstmusic video? because his approach is different and the times have changed.25 cr, “In fact, Related News Actor Vicky Kaushal is likely to star opposite Alia Bhatt in Meghna Gulzar’s next film based on Harinder Sikka’s book Calling Sehmat. insurance and telecom.
The three were wanted in connection with a number of cases of abduction and extortion. Centre Street , UIDAI said the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, the then Defence Minister, “If the series is 2-2 and it’s the fifth game of the series, It could be a commanding march into the finals if Sindhu can stay consistent and maintain her speed. Abigail Eames, But what if it is a complete slate minus any references?the rest still have fever and other related symptoms.000 per month without any explanation from the PCI.
08:00 PM Bengal Warriors vs Haryana Steelers, Chennai Eliminator 2 October 28, The PMRDA commissioner said they have identified 1,had asked PWC to ? Well, Police said that two years ago, a city track that should favour Ferrari and hence help Vettel to gain the upper hand again in a season that looks likely to remain open all the way to Abu Dhabi in November. “This is very significant. USA, we see Maya painting Arjun’s portrait in red.