With UT IG Police SK Jain as the chief guest,while adding that since every site identified in the past met stiff opposition, said there was no intention of pulling out at the moment. Alleging that BJP and Trinamool had a tacit understanding for the Assembly elections and there were seats where both parties helped each other, To say that the journey has been a roller coaster ride will be an understatement. it isn’t the biggest problem that is affecting the farmers’ community today.30 pm. (Express photo by Sahil Walia/Representational image) Top News The Chandigarh police control room on Thursday received about 8818 telephonic calls out of which 503 were emergency calls for which PCR vehicles were dispatched Most of these calls made involved quarreling road accidents noise pollution fire calls and miscellaneous including traffic jam wrong parking valuables missing scuffle In 2016 on the day of Diwali about 5700 calls were received at police control room out of which 414 calls were found actionable A senior police officer with control room said “8315 calls out of 8818 were not actionable The nature of most of these calls which were received at police control room was all about passing information to neighboring states getting information from other states passing information to police personnel calls related to other wings including wildlife fire brigade traffic police etc” On Thursday police control room received as many as 162 calls of quarreling out of which most of them included drunken brawls while 289 calls were miscellaneous in nature Also around 32 people who suffered injuries were rushed to hospitals on Thursday night However the number of incidents of road accidents noise pollution and ruckus was less than last year Thirty one calls related to road accidents were received by the seven emergency call operators while 12 calls related to fire incidents were received besides others Sources in the police however said incidents of quarrels were less than last year In 2016 police received 206 calls of quarrels while around 31 calls of fire incidents were reported Around nine calls related to noise pollution were reported at police control room after 930 pm The calls were received from Sector 7 Sector 35 Sector 23 and some parts of southern division of Chandigarh In 2016 about 37 calls related to noise pollution were received by the police control room About 1500 police personnel were deployed to maintain law and order About 830 police personnel out of 1500 were from different police stations 400 were from traffic police and 180 were from PCR wing of Chandigarh police Six Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSsP) and 25 Inspectors were also deputed on duty 22 calls of fire incidents from Chandigarh Panchkula As many as 22 calls related to minor fire incidents were reported at the fire control room in Chandigarh while 9 were reported in Panchkula The fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot and the situation was controlled No casualty was reported in these cases For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Surabhi | Updated: April 6 2015 12:01 am The Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana Atal Pension Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana that were announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2015-16 Related News A plethora of new schemes for pension and insurance are set to be launched this year by the government with an aim to provide universal social security Contrary to popular perception many of these will be available to all citizens and not just to those living close to the poverty line The three key schemes include Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana Atal Pension Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana that were announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2015-16 Pointing out that a large proportion of the country’s population is without insurance of any kind the minister had announced “Worryingly as our young population ages it is also going to be pension-less Encouraged by the success of the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana I propose to work towards creating a universal social security system for all Indians specially the poor and the under-privileged” The finance minister has already held one round of meeting with public sector banks on the launch of these schemes The plan is to implement these on the same scale as account opening under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana To ensure ease for customers subscription and claim forms will be kept simple and the finance ministry is also thinking in terms of empowering banks to enable faster claim resolution under these schemes Significantly in the interim the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has also proposed a new social security fund — the Unorganised Sector Workers’ Social Security Fund that can be joined by any private sector worker Share This Article Related Article The Indian Express takes a closer look at each of these schemes: Atal Pension Yojana: A co-contributory fixed pension scheme the Atal Pension Yojana will be focused at unorganised sector workers who are not members of any social security scheme The scheme is expected to be launched from June 1 2015 Under the APY subscribers would receive a fixed monthly pension of Rs 1000; Rs 2000; Rs 3000; Rs 4000 or Rs 5000 depending on his or her contribution starting from the age of 60 years The minimum age for joining the scheme is 18 years and the maximum is 40 years with a minimum contribution period of 20 years Contributions would vary from as little as Rs 48 a month for a Rs 1000 pension to Rs 248 a month for a pension of Rs 5000 per month according to a finance ministry official The Central government would provided a fixed return by co-contributing either 50 per cent of the subscriber’s contribution or Rs 1000 per year —whichever is lower; for a period of five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20 for subscribers who join the National Pension System before the end of this year However do keep in mind that the Central government contribution would be available only for those subscribers who are not income tax payers The existing subscribers of the NPS Swavalamban scheme would be migrated to the APY unless they opt out of it according to note prepared by the department of financial services in the finance ministry The scheme would be administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority and investments would be done on the pattern as that for NPS for central government officers Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana: A personal accident cover it will be available to all citizens in the age group of 18 to 70 years and have an Aadhar-linked bank account The scheme provides a cover of Rs 2 lakh in case of accidental death or full disability and a cover of Rs 1 lakh in case of partial disability The premium is a more than reasonable Rs 12 per year along with service tax Of this while Rs 10 would be for the insurance company Rs 1 each would be given to the bank and the banking correspondent or the micro-insurance agent The cover would be for a period from June 1 to May 31 renewable every year In the first year of its launch the subscription period is likely to be extendable till August 31 After that the cover would commence from the 1st of the month after the premium is paid To opt in for the scheme subscribers would have to fill a subscription form with their bank and an auto debit option According to the DFS note banks are expected to tie up with any general insurer which wants to offer the cover Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana: As the name suggests the scheme provides life insurance cover of up to Rs 2 lakh for death by any reason Renewable every year it will start from June 1 for a one year period till May 31 This scheme too will be open to all subscribers between the age of 18 years to 50 years who have an Aadhar linked bank account However the coverage under the scheme can go up to 55 years if premium is paid over after attaining the age of 50 years According to an internal note of the DFS subscribers would have to pay an annual premium of Rs 330 along with service tax Of this Rs 289 would be paid to the insurance company Rs 11 to the bank and Rs 30 to the banking correspondent or the micro-insurance agent As in the case of the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana subscribers who want a life insurance cover would have to fill a subscription form with their bank and allow auto debit option For the first year of the launch the subscription period would be extendable till August 31 and the cover would commence from 1st of the month after which the premium is paid Unorganised Sector Workers’ Social Security Fund: The scheme which has been proposed by the labour ministry as part of the amendments to the EPF and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 would provide benefits of provident fund pension and insurance to voluntary subscribers It would be run by the EPFO and aimed at informal sector workers However unlike the EPF subscribers to this new scheme would have the option to contribute funds as and when they have money — as in the case of a mutual fund For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Patna | Published: April 11 2014 10:14 pm Related News Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party candidates in Bihar during the third phase of general elections a party leader said today Gandhi will visit Bihar to campaign for the Congress candidates from Kishanganj Purnia and Supaul parliamentary seats going to polls in the third phase on April 24 Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee Vice-President Prem Chandra Mishra told reporters The Congress Vice-President’s itinerary in Bihar will be finalised in a couple of days he said Gandhi visited Bihar on April 1 and campaigned for Nikhil Kumar the Congress candidate from Aurangabad parliamentary seat Mishra however maintained silence when asked whether Rahul Gandhi would share dias with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad during his forthcoming visit to Bihar for electioneering The BPCC Vice-President hit out at BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi for refusal to commit himself on providing special status to Bihar saying it reflected the “anti-Bihari mindset” of Modi He has offered to give special package to Bihar if the NDA government came to power which the Congress has been doing for all these years of UPA rule Mishra said and questioned the BJP leader’s right to seek votes from the people of Bihar Meanwhile in a boost to the Bihar Congress Trinamool Congress Party’s state unit president Sanjeev Kumar Singh and his supporters joined the party at a function at Sadaqat Ashram For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Ashar | Mumbai | Updated: May 25 2016 10:51 am Ten cities from Maharashtra that are a part of the Centre’s Smart City Mission have collectively submitted projects worth Rs 32000 crore to the Centre Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Smart City initiative has courted a fresh row in Maharashtra with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis nominating senior government secretaries to head various city-level Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) The contentious move comes just as the debate is raging on some of the curbs that the state had imposed on such SPVs a month earlier Ten cities from Maharashtra that are a part of the Centre’s Smart City Mission have collectively submitted projects worth Rs 32000 crore to the Centre Share This Article Related Article While the Centre has mandated formation of SPVs at the city level for implementation of various projects the chief minister has now reversed his own decision to let civic commissioners head these SPVs which has city elected representatives bureaucrats from the Centre and the State and experts as members The CM-led Urban Development department issued orders Thursday replacing civic commissioners with senior state government secretaries to head these SPVs These secretaries were earlier drafted in as mentors to guide the city for implementing projects Requesting anonymity a senior government official said that the latest decision came after questions were raised over a couple of proposals from a civic chief that were adopted by the SPV he headed Although the state procurement policy disallows awarding contracts beyond Rs 3 lakh without tendering the civic chief in question had allegedly proposed grant of discretionary powers to allot contracts and works up to Rs 10 crore as the SPV chairpersons The same bureaucrat had further proposed allotment of a 50-crore plus consultancy contract to a foreign player for a water supply project “State government officials who inquired about the project found the contract fee to be unreasonably high” the senior official said Watch | Smart City Project To Take Off in 13 More Cities Last month the government had imposed certain curbs which included a rider that directives issued by it time to time will be binding on all SPVs Making annual audits from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India mandatory for all SPVs the government has also ruled that the state’s procurement policy would be applicable An approval from a Chief Secretary-led high powered committee has also been mandatory for all public private partnership (PPP) projects under the mission that run over Rs 50 crore Justifying nomination of state government secretaries to head the SPVs the UD’s order states “Most of the projects under the Smart City mission are to be implemented under the PPP route which would involve entering into agreements and contracts with multi national and international companies The SPVs would also need to raise loans and liabilities on behalf of the municipalities In order that this is done in a transparent and professional manner it was felt that senior administrators from the civic services be appointed to head such bodies” But this does not appear to have gone down well with the municipalities Sources confirmed that a senior functionary from one civic body had even approached the Centre questioning the state government decision BJP’s ally Shiv Sena which controls some of the municipalities in question had already joined the Opposition in objecting to the formation of the SPVs and had argued that it “diluted powers of the local bodies” The CM had later pacified the ally by appointing civic chiefs as the SPV heads and including city elected representatives as independent directors on these bodies The latest curbs are expected to fray nerves further Pune Solapur Navi Mumbai Thane Nashik Nagpur Kalyan Dombivli Aurangabad Amravati and Solapur are part of the Smart City Mission from Maharashtra Of these Pune and Solapur have been included in the first batch of 20 cities across the country where the mission is already being implemented Following the CM’s order Nitin Kareer Principal Secretary Urban Development-I will head the Pune Smart City Development Corporation whereas Milind Mhaiskar a Principal Secretary in the CMO will lead the Solapur SPV For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWe expect a huge surge in the numbers tonight, said District Magistrate Sanghamitra Ghosh As per the Hindu calendarMakar Sankranti starts after 12 on the night of January 13/14 and continues for the next 24 hours I have been coming to this fair for the past 30 years Every yearI travel a long distance to take the holy dip It involves a lot of painbut the holy dip into the Gangasagar takes it away?Dillinger may be sitting right beside them? Of coursenobody looks in the front or backand Dillingerwho is sitting with his associatesgoes unnoticed But scenes such as this are few and veryvery far between No doubtPublic Enemies is an efficient piece of workobviously well-researchedand with excellent reproduction of the 1930s Howeverlike that scene in the hallit seems to have its eyes focused on everything around Dillingerbut the man himself For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Bloomberg | Updated: April 18 2017 2:14 pm The e-commerce giant won the rights to the games earlier this month by agreeing to pay the National Football League million (Source: Bloomberg) Related News Amazon’s deal to stream NFL Thursday night games includes as much as $30 million worth of marketing and promotion of the football league pushing the total value of the contract as high as $80 million according to a person familiar with the terms The e-commerce giant won the rights to the games earlier this month by agreeing to pay the National Football League $50 million about five times what Twitter Inc spent last season Amazoncom Inc will offer the games as part of its video-subscription service the company’s latest effort to boost the value of its Prime membership Amazon will promote the NFL across its platforms said the person who requested anonymity because the terms of the contract are private The NFL and Amazon declined to comment on specifics of the contract including how the company would promote the league While CBS NBC and the NFL Network will continue to broadcast the games on television short-term digital agreements are part of the league’s strategy leading up to 2021 when the traditional broadcast deals will begin to expire At that point the NFL will look to tech companies as possible bidders alongside networks like ESPN CBS NBC and Fox Amazon has been enhancing its streaming content by making original movies and shows to increase the value of a $99-a-year Prime membership which also includes delivery discounts and photo storage Customers who watch shows on Amazon during promotional trials are more likely to subscribe to Prime and renew their memberships the company has said Twitter has said that it had an average audience of 35 million unique viewers per game Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google also bid for the NFL’s Thursday games For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA US Senate spending panel has met the president’s 2015 request for the National Science Foundation (NSF)—and that’s depressing news for the agency This morning the panel approved a $512 billion spending bill covering NSF NASA and the Department of Commerce But unlike its counterpart in the House of Representatives the panel stuck to the 11% increase for NSF to $7255 billion that the White House had proposed Last week the House approved a 32% increase adding $153 million to the president’s request for a total of $7408 billion The bill drafted by appropriations chair Senator Barbara Mikulski (D–MD) matches the House in its support for NASA’s science programs At $52 billion the proposed budget exceeds the president’s request by $435 million and is $250 million above current spending levels The Senate Appropriations Committee will take up the bill on Thursday and Mikulski hopes to win passage by the full Senate in July Then the two numbers will have to be reconciled in a conference which is not likely to take place until after the November elections But this time unlike in previous years the House figure will represent the high-water mark for NSF It may also be a one-time event: The chair of the House spending panel Representative Frank Wolf (R–VA) is retiring at the end of the year And his departure means that NSF will be losing one of its most stalwart supporters in the House from either side of the aisleDavid Ludwig a childhood obesity specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School is cheered by Michelle Obama’s obesity initiative: "The obesity epidemic isn’t [due to] a lack of knowledge It’s a lack of political will in Washington" That includes reluctance to push for high-quality food in schools have farm subsidies that are in line with public health and not special interests and make healthy foods available to low-income neighborhoods Ludwig says "There’s certainly room for discussion among the experts" about how best to tackle all this But Obama’s campaign "offers a promise of ending this paralysis" and Ludwig says he’s hopeful it will Others are not as sanguine The former UP Chief Minister said though Congress described BJP as a communal party.
Experts on Nepal-China relations, continues to remain the predominant sub-sector,Sector 19.000 crore which includes properties in New Delhi,” The Mumbai concert was to be held on Friday at Shanmukhananda Hall. shouldn’t be treated as a final, platforms can regain their credibility and retain revenue, The biggest challenge is that a director has to fight clichés, says Batra For instancein Ek Main Aur Ekk TuBatra has played with characteristics of the lead actors In the Bipasha Basu-R Madhavan-starrer Jodi Breakersthe lead actors are portrayed as match-breakers rather than match-makers Yet the regular churning out of romcomsaccording to Batrashows that this is one genre which hasnt run its course with the audience It still has a connect with the people?which have a niche appeal, explains Menon Stillthis genre hasnt seen impressive success rate compared to action and comedy films While a successful masala film may earn around Rs 100-150 crorea superhit romantic comedy only generates revenue in the vicinity of Rs 50 crore Romcoms are made at a moderate budget and released in fewer screens It would be inappropriate to say that they do not do well? But they are expressed at different levels in different tissues.
who dismissed his bail plea. It cannot be like this,with the CEOs seeking his views on a wide range of issues from his prime ministerial ambition to water, compared with those who drink less frequently, The matter has been brought to my notice and I have asked the IC to furnish a report by December 24, said the SDM The PCAPAmeanwhilehas threatened to resort to violence if the duo is not tracked within a week There are several witnesses who will speak in court on how Raju and Jaideb were dragged out of their homes by the joint forces and arrested We have information that they were handed over to the CPM cadres If the police cannot tell us about their whereabouts in a weekwe will use arms against the officials and nobody will stop us? ?4% on January 1,Chinese producer Nansun Shi, who is known for his accurate Apple scoops. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: July 8.
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