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There were heated arguments in one CIC committee meeting and one of the members (Deepak Patil) was also not correct (in the way he behaved), Just one short. Share This Article Related Article Each commissioner gave a presentation explaining challenges and requirements in their city. most buses went off the roads and suburban train services were suspended.Auto-rickshaws and taxis plied in some parts of Chennai but the operators fleeced commuters A taxi driver reportedly charged Rs 4500 to ferry three people from the airport to a hotel Left with no option to proceed to their destinations many people were seen walking on the railway track even as water was rushing below with brute force A college graduate has hurriedly put together a website chennairainsorg which offers information on shelter food and important contact details of authorities all categorised by localities Those in areas largely unaffected by the deluge have offered their homes hotels and rooms for shelter while others advertise the number of people they can feed Public holiday declared Several private establishments declared a holiday The government on Wednesday issued an advisory to private sector undertakings to allow their employees to take leave or permit them to work from home on Thursday and Friday The Hindu and Business Standard newspapers did not come out on Wednesday due to heavy rains The Hindu will be published on Thursday a newspaper employee said No electricity? the state will see an anti-cyclone activity which will be associated with "heavy rains" at some places."The phenomenon will continue for the next seven days but the next 48 hours are very crucial Neighbouring states will also see rainfall activity" LS Rathore Director General of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) told reporters in Delhi A joint statement by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Skymet a private weather forecasting agency said: "Tamil Nadu’s weather is under observation for the next 72 hours as the rain in the next 48 hours is going to be comparatively heavy" As widely reported this is the worst Chennai has seen in a hundred years Risk of disease outbreak While people are hoping for the water to recede and the rains to stop the worse will come after that What usually follows floods are waterborne diseases And the experts had already warned of that when Chennai was flooded during mid-November But the situation was not even half as bad as it is now Director of public health Dr S Elango had told The Times of India "Stagnant water is much more dangerous than flowing water If immediate steps are not taken there may be a spread of waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea cholera typhoid and malaria" Given the situation at the moment removing stagnant water from low lying areas in the city pose as a herculean task for the Jayalalithaa government With inputs from PTI and IANS Written by Brinda Karat | Updated: January 8 2015 11:39 am The question is not whether Shanti the city girl is better off today than if she had stayed on in her village Related News Shanti is an 18 year old hoping to complete her schooling in April next year from a government school in southwest Delhi She lost her mother Santosh the only breadwinner in the family last year Santosh was a masseur known in her gali as a “maalishwali” a widow who brought up her two sons and daughter on her meagre earnings She died last year of a mysterious illness at 45 It was said that a neighbour in the unrecognised slum colony where they live had performed “tantric rites” against her Shanti does not want to believe this having learnt health science in school but is silenced by her two brothers both dropouts both older who warn her that she will meet the same fate if she displeases “society” As a single woman their mother faced social disapproval for travelling to distant places in pursuit of her work often returning late at night Shanti too has become the target of gossip In the last year she has developed a close relationship with a boy a little older than her which has met with strong disapproval from her brothers She has been beaten by her eldest brother because she defied him They punished her by preventing her from going to school for two months They want to marry her off to a person of their choice He lives in a village in Haryana Shanti has rebelled She has moved out of the half-built structure her mother left for her children and is now living with her 80-year-old grandmother “How can I go back to the village” she asks “I am a city girl now” “A city girl” — that’s how Shantiand millions of other young women on the threshold of adulthood see themselves today Census 2011 tells us that the pace of urbanisation is rapid though behind China’s Whereas the number of towns and cities built during the first 50 years of Independence till 2001 was only 2125 an additional 2771 towns and cities were built in the 10 years from 2001 to 2011 The share of income from urban areas in the GDP at 60 per cent also reflects a big increase Poverty and lack of work opportunities in rural India are determinants for an increasing shift to cities and towns There is equally a migration of new generations of the rural rich investing the surplus earned from agriculture into businesses real estate and so on looking for better educational opportunities for their children There is urbanisation and rur-urbanisation with the merger of contiguous villages into satellite towns presumably so that the benefits of better living and livelihoods made possible by advances in physical and social infrastructure are available to larger sections of the population Alas many “city girls” find the dream far removed from the reality Look at Shanti’s story As a second-generation migrant of a poor rural Scheduled Caste family and now a permanent resident of the city Shanti’s life was a microcosm of a people in transition a city in transition a country in transition And since it is a more or less unplanned transition driven by the requirements of a volatile and ruthless market economy the cost is often unbearably high Her mother was married into a family that owned some land in Haryana With the division of the land between brothers the income was not enough to cover expenses so her father moved to the city in search of a livelihood Here the city was seen as a lifesaver He got a job as a contract long-distance truck driver and became a heavy drinker Shanti and her brothers were brought up in an atmosphere of domestic violence with her mother Santosh as the target There were no networks to help out this family in distress On the contrary family ties with the village had weakened without any compensatory support in the city The alienation of migrant workers from support bases more accessible in their home villages makes the city a place of loneliness and isolation for families like Shanti’s Other countries have ways to provide social and community support One of the best examples is socialist Cuba where neighbourhood committees provide emotional and social support There was no such support for Shanti Her father died of alcohol abuse By then the family had decided to stay on in Delhi Santosh had got herself trained in a neighbourhood beauty parlour She felt it was an upgradation in her skills as in the village she would find employment only as a manual worker The children started going to school Life in the city appeared promising The first hurdle was housing The city needs services Yet there is no affordable housing for those who do the work The cleaners domestic workers street vendors individual service providers either live on the razor’s edge of confrontation with bulldozers coming to demolish their illegal slums or move far out of the city’s confines into unauthorised colonies looking for comparatively cheap rent It is even more difficult for a woman-headed family They had to keep shifting residence sometimes to areas without electricity or water Santosh and Shanti spent many hours a day fetching water for their household sometimes as far as 2 km Tough to imagine in an urban setting but true since in her area the water supply would be available only twice a week that too at odd inconvenient times Urban areas get much more funds for infrastructural development than rural areas but within the city fund distribution is highly unequal So here was a family living in the city but deprived of basic amenities like water and electricity because of policies that permitted — or rather created — unequal standards of distribution with the rich getting more Shifting to the margins of the city due to housing concerns also meant a higher transport bill as well as greater vulnerability to sexual harassment The nearest bus stop was 3 km away The road was so bad that the buses refused to come any closer The utter callousness in providing safe public transport for working women or school-going children is one of the most glaring gaps in city life today With the metro things have improved for those who can afford it but for families like Shanti’s it is a recurring nightmare When her mother fell ill Shanti rushed to the nearest doctor The bill was high but the medicines did not help her get better They took her to the nearest government hospital They had to pay “user fees “ for the various tests When there is no money at home to pay medical bills it is easier to believe that it is not medicines but black magic available at one-tenth the price that will do the trick Her mother died in her arms Privatisation of health services in cities and the huge cost of medicines force families into no-choice situations destruction by debt or death The question is not whether Shanti the city girl is better off today than she would be if she had stayed on in her village It is whether Shanti as a “city girl” is as well off as she should be in a country that is inviting the world to make in India Why should the labouring classes in cities and towns and the urban poor continue to live in conditions of deprivation Why should young and working women have to constantly put themselves in risky situations because of unsafe public transport So the city means different things to different people Class-based inequalities greet you at every corner An ideal city would be a city of equal access to at least basic services like housing education health transport and civic amenities These are the minimum goals we should try to achieve The writer is a CPM politburo member We invite responses to this series A selection will be published Please send them to: [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Atikh Rashid | Pune | Published: May 27 2017 1:09 am Over 300 buses carrying between 30 to 50 passengers arrive at the three parking lots at Sangamwadi Bridge every day; autorickshaw drivers make the most of the opportunity Top News HUNDREDS of passengers who travel in private buses to Pune from various parts of the state and get down at the Sangamwadi Bridge get fleeced by autorickshaw drivers who not only flatly refuse to ply by meter but also overcharge exorbitantly Despite several complaints helpless passengers continue to be taken for a ride as both the Regional Transport Office (RTO) as well as the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) turn a blind eye towards their plight Over 300 buses carrying between 30 to 50 passengers arrive at the three parking lots at Sangamwadi Bridge every day While the buses start arriving as early as 5 am barely any PMPML buses ply from the Sangamwadi bus stop to various locations in the city leaving passengers at the mercy of autorickshaw drivers who make the most of the opportunity to corner the passengers to earn more Passengers carrying heavy luggage are the worst-hit as they have no option but to hire an autorickshaw App-based cab services such as Ola and Uber often refuse to come to the rescue of the passengers in the early morning hours Pune Newsline spent time at all three parking lots on the bridge and found that autorickshaw drivers regularly fleece the passengers They never agree to ply by meter even when hapless passengers offer to pay ‘half return’ “Meter nahi chalta yehan (The meter system doesn’t work here)” said a middle-aged autorickshaw driver to Suchita Jadhav 23 who had come to Pune all the way from Nanded and wanted to travel to Swargate He then offered to take Jadhav to Swargate for Rs 350 to which she retorted “Even if you charge me half-return on the metre the fare won’t cross Rs 150” The autorickshaw driver said she would have to pay at least Rs 300 to travel to Swargate as none of the other autorickshaws would ply by metre Jadhav who was carrying two heavy bags finally agreed to pay the exorbitant fare Sandesh Deshmukh a banker said he always made it a point to request a friend to pick him up from the bridge “I have been fleeced many times and I am fed up of this They (autorickshaw drivers) don’t listen to reason and you have no option but to submit to their illegal demands… you won’t find any other mode of transport and you would have to walk for half-an-hour before you can get a bus or rickshaw which would ply by metre” said Deshmukh In fact incidents of autorickshaw drivers getting aggressive and even abusive are not rare Many a times the moment a passenger gets down from the bus they pick up his/her bags and put them in the autorickshaw ignoring the protests of the passenger In some cases when a passenger bargains and refuses to pay the fare the autorickshaw driver picks up other passengers who then unwillingly share a ride in the vehicle Pune Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Babasaheb Ajri and Deputy RTO Sanjay Raut were unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts to contact them PMPML spokesperson Subhash Gaikwad said the transport body was aware of the issue and would take appropriate action to ease the hassles faced by the passengers “We are aware of it… but these passengers are in a peculiar situation Most of them come from far-off districts or from other states and have heavy luggage with them They prefer to travel in autorickshaws rather than lugging their bags on to buses Nevertheless we will look into how we can help others who would like to travel by a PMPML bus” said Gaikwad For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKurds stick with independence vote never going back to Baghdad – Barzani | Reuters India Reuters Sep 24 2017 22:34:53 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Sep 24 2017 22:34 PM | Updated Date: Sep 24 2017 22:34 PM Tags : By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 13 2017 2:16 pm Hardik Pandya finished with a figures of 22/1 in 3 overs (Source: BCCI) Top News The Indian team has suffered a number of blows after some of the important players got injured and were ruled out of the ongoing IPL or would join it late A moment of stress was once again witnessed by spectators when Hardik Pandya during Mumbai Indians’ clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad fall during his run up Pandya was bowling to David Warner when his right foot twisted and the right-handed medium pace bowler slipped No major injuries happened and Pandya was back in action Later Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 wickets While batting first Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a total 158/8 in 20 overs After a good and aggressive start Hyderabad were pushed on the back foot by the Mumbai bowlers as Jasprit Bumrah and Harbhajan Singh went through the David Warner-led team’s batting line up Only three Hyderabad batsmen were able to go past a double figure mark In reply Mumbai Indians once again rode on an aesthetic knock from youngster Nitish Rana whose sensible innings of 45 runs anchored Mumbai to go over the line and break Hyderabad’s wining streak Apart from Rana Krunal Pandya’s ferocious batting in the end made Hyderabad bowlers experience a nightmare He smashed a 20-ball 37 during the course Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the pick of the bowlers for Sunrisers Rashid was once again economical with his bowling and scalped a wicket while Kumar bagged a three-for but his bowling efforts weren’t sufficient to prevent his team’s defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in their backyard For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 19 2016 5:24 am Rumjhum Chatterjee Chairperson CII Northern Region Rakesh Bharti Mittal (CII Vice President and Vice Chairman Bharti Enterprises) and Babu Khan Region Director CII Northern Region while interacting with the media to announce the 12th edition of Indias premier integrated Agri Fair Agro Tech (Express photo) Top News The 12th edition of Agro Tech will have 92 domestic and 47 international participants from 13 countries Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) the event will be held at Parade Ground in Sector 17 from November 19 to 22 Punjab and Haryana will be the host states for the four-day international agricultural expo while Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are partner states Israel is the partner country for CII Agro Tech 2016 Watch What Else Is Making News: Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Government of India are partner ministries for the fair Vice-president and vice-chairman Bharti Enterprises Rakesh Bharti Mittal on Friday said the heads of two nations – Pranab Mukherjee President of India and Reuven Rivlin President of Israel – will come together to officially inaugurate the event on Sunday “Their presence and coming together of 13 countries makes CII Agro Tech 2016 a truly international platform to showcase agricultural advancement It highlights the growing importance of agriculture and food processing sector in India as well as the fact that CII Agro Tech 2016 is becoming a global platform” he said He added that CII has adopted the theme ‘Building Global Competitiveness’ for CII Agro Tech 2016 which is in aligned with CII’s National Theme ‘Building National Competitiveness’ “On the international participation we are proud that Israel is the partner country with Canada and Germany as focus countries and Great Britain as guest country The 12th edition of Agro Tech has participation of 47 overseas companies from 13 countries – Canada China Denmark Germany Israel Italy Malaysia South Africa Spain The Netherlands Turkey United Kingdom and USA – that make it a global event Rumjhum Chatterjee chairperson CII Northern Region said the edition of CII agro Tech event will play a pivotal role in creating a common platform for the farmer community “Apart from large domestic participation this year CII Agro Tech 2016 has significant presence of international players in food processing and agriculture sector We have also envisaged several theme based conferences & country specific sessions to build capacity and capability in Indian Farming Sector” she said Chatterjee added that CII has also scheduled a focused discussion on ‘Doubling of the Farmers Income by 2022’ For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Rajeev Jain | Jaipur | Published: September 15 2015 12:05 am The temple demolition issue was brought up in the presence of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat who is on a tour of Rajasthan Related News Dissatisfied with the BJP government’s efforts to reconstruct temples that were recently demolished in Jaipur the Mandir Bachao Sangharsh Samiti has started a weekly ‘maha-aarti’ to draw attention to the issue The Samiti has been conducting the ‘maha-aarti’ every Monday at the site of the demolished Rojgareshwar temple and claims that the number of participants has been steadily increasing This is the latest in a series of protests by the Samiti which has been at the forefront of the agitation against the demolition of the temples to make way for the metro rail Share This Article Related Article Badrinarayan Choudhary convener of the Samiti said their ‘movement’ would continue until the government reconstructs the temples “Only Hindu temples were demolished on the premise of development in Jaipur Non-Hindu religious places were spared This reflects the state government’s policy of discrimination The Samiti has demanded that action be taken against officers who were responsible for the demolition of the temples” he said Choudhary pointed out that in July the Samiti’s protest had halted vehicular movement in the city for two hours And on Raksha Bandhan raakhi-tying ceremonies were organised in 385 temples across the city The temple demolition issue was also brought up in the presence of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat who is on a tour of Rajasthan In Jaipur on Monday some people raised the issue with Bhagwat but the RSS chief did not comment The Mandir Bachao Sangharsh Samiti did not raise the matter with him as it is a ‘local issue’ sources said The state government has appointed cabinet minister Arun Chaturvedi and BJP state president Ashok Pernami to resolve the issue Both of them had multiple meetings with the Samiti in this regard and said the meetings were ‘positive’ The state government is reportedly making efforts to ensure that the issue does not come up during the monsoon session of the Assembly For all the latest Jaipur News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Published: January 2 2017 1:36 am Top News On the southern coast of the state efforts are being made to tackle an ongoing issue of “ghost nets” which forest officials believe pose one of the biggest threats to marine life in Maharashtra The nets that have been discarded or lost at sea during fishing operations are referred to as ghost nets In the operations that began in March 2016 officials have found abandoned nets spread over 150 square kilometres Watch What Else Is Making News: “They are called ghost nets because they are ghost fishing they are floating around catching everything and killing a lot of sea life” said Sarang Kulkarni marine biologist and chief instructor at The Indian Institute of Scuba Diving and Aquatic Sports The operations were carried out 6 km into the sea from the coasts of Malvan and Vengurla in Sindhudurg district Several sea turtles that have been listed as critically endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature were rescued during the operations Nets intentionally cut off by fishermen or accidentally detached during fishing continue to drift or get entangled in stones and reefs in the bottom of the sea Since most of these nets are made of nylon and derivatives these do not degrade “Such ghost nets continue to trap animals entangle and kill marine life smother habitat and even act as a hazard to navigation The nets capture the fish usually crabs” said a forest official adding that there was no record of the number of species saved or rescued by the divers [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News000 IT professionals to lose jobs this year,co/yBxAxvFZlc — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 7, Music for the film is scored by C. download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata: BJP president Amit Shah will visit West Bengal on 20 January and start his tour from Burdwan in a bid to expand the party’s base in the state. 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We even volunteered to remove the objectionable parts. Sushant does not believe in reincarnation. the Congress vice-president took a unique dig at the PM.sufficient evidence?Prakash said that his family was in every way connected with the Ruchika case EarlierRuchikas brother Ashu had alleged that a false case of auto theft was registered against him after the molestation incident at the behest of Rathorewho was then a IG rank officerand the Haryana police had tortured him Howeverthe CBI in its report had maintained that there was no evidence to back the charge Teenager Ruchikawho was a budding tennis playerhad committed suicide three years after the molestation incident in August 1990 S C Girhotra had in his complaint alleged that his signatures were taken on blank papers during the postmortem proceedings of Ruchikawho committed suicide in December 1993 Girhotra had earlier said that his daughters name was intentionally changed to Ruby and his name mentioned from SC Girhotra to his full name Subhash Chandapparently to cover up the matter The closure report mentioned that during inquest proceedings after Ruchikas suicideS C Girhotra had himself disclosed his name as Subhash Chand and that of his daughter as Ruby 69-year-old Rathore is currently out on bail after spending around six months in jail serving a sentence of 18 months in the main case relating to the molestation charge He has appealed against the sentence For all the latest Regional News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSharma ton secures India’s series-clinching win v Sri Lanka | Reuters Fwire Reuters Aug 27 2017 22:57:33 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 27 2017 22:57 PM | Updated Date: Aug 27 2017 22:57 PM Tags : Srinagar:The National Investigation Agency and Jammu and Kashmir Police are currently investigating nearly 60 students for taking part in stone-pelting and "provoking violence" during the students’ protests in April 2017 of which nearly 35 have already been questioned The police and NIA also suspect that separatist leaders funded the April 2017 students’ protests and the recent NIA summons to Aala Fazili aPHDstudent in University of Kashmir’s pharmacy department is part of the investigation Representational image Image courtesy: Firstpost/Faisal Khan "The police have identified at least 60 students who took part in the April 2017 protests" a senior police official said "Fazili was making pro-separatist speeches on the campus There are allegations against Fazili that he was active in separatist activities on the campus for a long time He was active even before protests triggered in Kashmir in July 2016 following the killing of former Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Muzafar Wani" said a police official Fazili had also been leading in-absentia prayers for militants killed by government forces sources at the police said? which she said features her in her toughest character so far. Riyadh and Hariri deny this.Delhi and a contributing editor for ? The apex court told the counsel to take a clear stand on the efforts being made by MCD, He and fellow centre-back Anwar Ali were picked out by Colombian coach Orlandro Restrepo as the best Indian performers in that match. (Source: File) Top News AS THEY convene for their special general body meeting on Friday.

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