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the three formats.If people have grey hair, One of them lamented, turns a sharp and critical gaze on India’s celebrities. For all the latest Mumbai News, 2014 3:00 am Related News Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has received formal approval from the Delhi government for the extension of Metro network from YMCA Chowk to Ballabhgarh in Faridabad (Violet Line), shortly after Burnley took the lead.” said Professor Liu.

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“#OneWordReview… #InduSarkar: Engrossing. "In fact most of them are likely to arrive to the programme venue after Sehri (pre-dawn meal), Archaeology & Museums Department, the more their enemies will fear them..” he added. “Why should the government start paying the teachers of private madrasas and schools? This means that hackers could use the domain to compromise millions of Samsung devices.In a 24 hour period Gouveia discovered that there were 620 million connections from around 21 million devices that attempted to retrieve content from the domain All this shows that millions of devices were left to get compromised As expected Samsung disputes the claim saying that the access to the domain “does not allow you to install malicious apps it does not allow you to take control of users’ phones” If the claim is true Samsung will face an awkward situation for the second time in row Back in April this year a security researcher had accused Samsung’s Tizen operating system to be less secure than many thought Israeli researcher Amihai Neidermandescribed Samsung’s Tizen OS as possibly“the worst code (He’s) ever seen” due to multiple bugs and critical vulnerabilities For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Akhileshwar Sahay | Published: April 13 2015 12:00 am Core of railways ought to be kept intact One way forward is to convert part of the board into a holding company Related News Ever since 42 different railway systems were morphed into one the Indian Railways (IR) has been haemorrhaging fast The fabric of the institution may have been ravaged by oft-repeated ailments including “cultural-statis” “over-centralisation” “silo-working” “internecine-feuds” and “rent-seeking” but its soul has been trampled upon by its political masters who treated the railways first as the jagir of the incumbent railway minister and then as dahej to the most raucous coalition partner Unsurprisingly the IR low on technology and productivity and with scant regard for consumers is staring at collapse It has also lost the aura of being the “nation’s lifeline” with dwindling market share — only 30 per cent of freight and 10 per cent of passenger national throughput The task ahead to reverse the collateral damage and jumpstart revival and reform is enormous The time starts now Fortunately there is hope in the air The Narendra Modi government has begun well And Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu gets credit for taking baby steps eschewing populism and staying steadfast to his mantra of “delegate decentralise and deregulate” before “getting longer-term high-quantum lower-cost money to expedite stringing of the nation” He has also done well to rope in experts to design reform measures He inherited the Bibek Debroy committee and added the Sreedharan committee (this writer was part of it) and brought in former CAG Vinod Rai He has also decisively broken through the railway board’s sit-up culture and implemented key recommendations of the Sreedharan committee including delegating works and stores tenders powers to general managers delegating estimate approval and directing board members to inspect inspect and inspect He has set up an internal committee to fast-track the implementation of the final Sreedharan committee report Debroy too has submitted an interim report within the timeframe set by Prabhu who now has to kickstart the tortuous and long-winding reform Sreedharan and Debroy had different tasks but with intersections Their proposed solutions thus have many common strands Prabhu must look at these first before tackling the more complex challenges The Sreedharan and Debroy reports agree that the railway board should set policy the regulator should regulate and the “railway administration” should freely manage the IR Both suggest downsizing the unwieldy and bloated board — Sreedharan says by half and recommends largescale decentralisation and devolution of decision-making powers to GMs and officers in the lower ranks Both want the IR to exit Kolkata Metro and to eventually exit the suburban rail business or run it as a joint venture with the concerned state Both reports insist that only the best and brightest with impeccable integrity be considered for general management positions (DRMs GMs and members) Sreedharan insists that the pathological change-resistant work culture has to go first or else “decentralisation and restructuring will be stillborn” Debroy echoes the same sentiment in the recommendations summary Sreedharan and Debroy differ on many fronts but none more glaring than on the future of production units Debroy prefers bundling one special purpose vehicle to subsume all This has ominous tidings for industrial relations and tax implications Sreedharan prefers a calibrated and customised approach which would be better able to address the need to acquire frontier technology to replace the IR’s dated rolling-stock in a complex market where one size does not fit all With regard to the Debroy committee a few recommendations in the interim report including “accrual-base accounting rationalising zones and divisions calibrated exit from non-core areas (schools colleges and hospitals) in-market competition in freight need to be implemented Some unintended bias (possibly because three senior bureaucrats are in the committee) is likely to go when the final report is prepared The reorganisation of services needs to be discussed widely and the report needs to dive deeper on the mobilisation of resources Debroy’s suggestion to split the IR vertically into two — infrastructure and operations — also calls for a wider debate Such a move will not be the Indian way of reform America runs and reforms railways the American way following the regulation-deregulation paradigm The debt-laden Japanese Railways reformed it the Japanese way using a therapy of vertical integration horizontal separation and part offering on the exchange Debroy’s solutions are part Washington Consensus (popularised by the World Bank in the 1990s) part Thatcherite destruction of British Rail with colossal cost and questionable gain and EU-style vertical-separation So where does one go There are alternatives but the core of the IR ought to be kept intact One possible way forward is to convert part of the railway board into a holding company and morph 17 zonal railways into three or four vertically integrated well-managed entities with the possible unlocking of huge hidden enterprise value A final word The much-maligned IR carries India rather well It is ailing but the treatment must not kill the patient The writer is a formerIRAS (Indian RailwayAccounts Service) officer [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vikram S Mehta | Published: August 5 2013 3:08 am Related News How the recent gas price hike got it right ONGCReliance and Cairnthe three major oil and gas producers in the countryshould make an earnest effort to bring politiciansbureaucrats and other opinion-makers to their producing fields in the offshore basins of Krishna Godavarithe desert of the Barmer district in Rajasthanand the remote hill terrain of TripuraAssam and Meghalaya The purpose should be to educate through visualisation It should be to show them the welter of well-headspipescompressorsvalveschemicalsetc that have to be constructed and deployedboth on surface and below groundmore often under high pressure and temperatureand at great costto locate and then produce hydrocarbons It should be to convince them that this business does not lend itself to conspiracy theories I make this suggestion because ever since the government decided to raise the price of gas to around $8 per million British thermal unit (mmbtu)there has been a spate of ill-informed commentary I can understand opposition politicians taking a potshot at the governmentbut what I find troubling are the number of non-politicos who believe that this decision has been taken to benefit the private sector There are many otherwise balanced individuals who are convinced that the discoveries of oil and gas by the private sector has happened only because these companies had privileged access to data because of their contacts within ONGCthat the government was persuaded to accept a contract structure that legitimised over-invoicing and gold platingand that the recent price hike has no basis in economics and will disproportionately benefit the private companies It is troubling because it reflects ignorance and a lack of understanding It is particularly troubling because it deters fresh investmentand that at a time when nearly 50 per cent of the countrys trade deficit is because of oil and gas imports I am not suggesting that the private sector is without clout Our private energy companies are amongst the most powerful groups in the country I am also not suggesting that these companies are pure as driven snow On the contrarythey are driven by the profit motive andgiven an openingthey will unhesitatingly exploit it to their advantage But what I am suggesting is that these conspiracy theories are not built on solid groundand that petroleum exploration is so complex that it cannot be de-risked through influence or access Oil and gas molecules do not accumulate in lake-like reservoirs It is not as if one can punch a hole and drain the accumulation These molecules exist within rock pores The hole might locate the moleculesbut if the rock faces are impermeablethere will be no flow The well will be declared a no-show dry. society and world at large, They also seized firearms,” As an inspiration.

Dholakia, senior officials said. For all the latest Delhi News, Pointing out that the entire study was carried out in coordination with MCD officials, Based on previous years data, 646,the Prime Minister dedicated it to the nation at the inauguration of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit here in the presence of Oil Minister Veerappa Moily. it should be sorted out inside four walls. “The decision of the Board of PSCDCL regarding appointment of CEO," a police official said.

Will she be nominated again on Monday? according to him, Dadi smiles and pulls Pragya’s leg. France — WINNER Neruda, there have been item songs galore with double entendre lyrics and cameras capturing actresses curves. mats, We have now rescued 13 girls and have also arrested 14 persons, the DCP added Umap said separate cases may be registered against the flat owners if it came to light that they had not completed the formalities of lease and rent agreements Separate cases under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act were registered For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 28 2012 3:00 am Top News A 48-year-old diamond broker allegedly jumped to death from the fourteenth floor of the building he lived in Kandivali (West) on Friday afternoon No suicide note was foundthe police said According to the policethe deceasedRamaasray Palwas a resident of Aman Springs Towerswhere he lived with his wifetwo daughters and a son Pals family told the police that he had not been to his workplace at Zaveri Bazar for the past month since he was not keeping well At 215 pm on Fridayafter his wife could not find him in the houseshe called up Palwho told her that he was on his way to his office Minutes after the callthe buildings watchman saw him enter the premisesfollowing which he took the lift to go to his fourteenth floor apartment Howeverinstead of going to the apartmenthe went to the floors lobby and jumped off? A friend recently told me that for the first time since he can remember nobody asked him if he could get passes for the one-day international against England in Delhi ? For all the latest Entertainment News, I do not eat anything.

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