Archive for: December 2015

Parliamentarians Takes Out “Jinn” Of Airfare Capping

[New Delhi] Parliamentarians Takes Out Jinn Of Capping Airfare
Parliamentary panel has suggested capping maximum airfares on domestic routes.
whereas Central Govt Is No Longer Interested In This Issue
The Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture — chaired by K D Singh — has suggested cap on maximum airfares in its report tabled in Parliament on 1st of December
The report pertains to action taken by the government on the observations/ recommendations of the panel on the Ministry’s Demands for Grants (2015-16).
In the recommendations made by the panel, it was suggested that there should be a regulatory mechanism to see that airfares remain within a reasonable range and also observed that the existing system has not worked.
The committee, in the report , said it is of the “considered view that some mechanism to cap the maximum fares on every sector is needed”.
This comes against the backdrop of rising concerns in various quarters about steep fluctuations in airfares.
Earlier, some Parliamentarians had asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to look into the issues of steep hike in air fares during festival season.
Besides, the panel said the government is taking “too much time to finalise Civil Aviation Authority”.
“The committee hopes that the Civil Aviation Authority of India Bill will be placed before Parliament at the earliest so that the proposed Authority can address all the grey areas in the aviation sector,”
Once in place, this Authority would have safety oversight of air transport operators, airport operators and navigation service providers, among others.
In its submission, the Ministry said the Bill is being reviewed in view of comments received from other ministries and departments

Border State Mizoram Announces Rs 1Lakh Cash Reward for Information on Militants

[Mizoram]Border State Mizoram Announces Rs 1Lakh Cash Reward for Information on Militants
Mizoram government today announced a cash reward of Rs one lakh each for anyone giving information leading to the arrest of five militants of Manipur-based Hmar People’s Convention (Democrats) who were involved in the ambush of members of a state assembly committee on March 28.
Three policemen were killed in the ambush of the team of the state legislature’s committee,
The militants are – Thanglawmvel, Rinsang and Lalrohuol all of them from Manipur and
Lalchawimawia and Jacob, both from Mizoram.
One of the leaders of the Hmar militants who ambushed the team of the assembly committee, Malsawmkima, who deserted the state armed police, was gunned down in an encounter with the police on May 8 inside Manipur.Reuben Lalrammawia, another militant involved in the ambush, was arrested on September 22 at Hmarkhawlien village in Assam while the commander of the group Lalbiakliana was nabbed inside Manipur on October 16.
State Home Minister R. Lalzirliana said there could never be peace negotiations with the HPC (D) unless the latter returned all the weapons snatched from the policemen in the March 28 ambush.

Don’t Scrap Annual NRI Meet In Punjab :NAPA

[Jalandhar]Don’t Scrap Annual NRI Meet In Punjab :NAPA
North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) urged the Punjab government not to scrap annual NRI Meet during the first week of coming new year. Releasing this statement from Jalandhar NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said annual meet of Punjabi Diaspora is a need of the hour which will help to redress the issues and concerns of the Punjabi Diaspora.
Chahal suggested the state government that Punjab Chief Minister should have two state level sangat darshans for Punjabi Diaspora,
one for listening their grievances and the
second for to respond about the action taken by the state on their grievances.
This can save the energy and time of State government and Punjabi Diaspora added Chahal.
He also suggested the state government to form advisory council of Punjabi Diaspora from different countries to have a meeting with the state Chief Minister every year before the NRI meet to advise the state government regarding the issues and concerns of the Diaspora. Chahal also conveyed that NAPA office is getting flood of phone calls daily from those Punjabi living abroad who have any issue or concerns to know about the date and time of NRI meet in Punjab this year

Ousted’Bajwa’Advises His Successor’Amarinder’To Unite to Win 2017 Punjab Polls

[Chandigarh,Punjab]Ousted’Bajwa’Advises His Successor’Amarinder’To Unite to Win 2017 Punjab Polls
Noting that his removal as Punjab Congress chief “will not be a big price” if the party wins the 2017 Assembly election, Partap Singh Bajwa today asked his successor Amarinder Singh to “work hard” and “fight as one” to win the high-stake polls.
Bajwa, who was last week replaced by former chief minister Singh, described his removal as “temporary setback” and said his “sacrifice will not be a big price if party wins polls in 2017”.
“We will have to fight as one as there is going to be a tough challenge (in assembly polls). We need to do hard work and fight as one to achieve our goal as people now have an alternative because Aam Aadmi Party is there. They have government in Delhi and they have four MPs in Punjab,” Bajwa said
He said “Last time (during 2012 assembly polls), there was no other option with the people,”
Listing out priorities for the new leadership, Bajwa said that the first priority for the party is to save the state.
“Punjab needs to be saved first which is the first priority because Punjab cannot go in for a third political disaster,”
Congress had faced two successive defeats in Punjab in 2007 and 2012 assembly polls when Singh was state party president.
Bajwa said the party workers who had faced “traumatic” experience during the SAD-BJP rule in the state should also be protected from the “oppression” of the ruling party.

Mint Coins[Sikke]of Re1+Rs 5 and Abolish Coins of Rs 2+50 Paise :RTI Activist

[Mumbai]Mint Coins of Re1+Rs 5 and Abolish Coins of Rs 2+50 Paise :RTI Activist SC Agrawal
Indian Rupee Coin[Sikke] Circulation up But 50 Paise Coin Losing Demand
The circulation of coins of various denominations like Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10 has gone up in the country in last few years, while the 50 paise coin is losing visibility, This Fact is revealed in an RTI query
The share of Rs 1 coins in the market in last five years has gone up from 29.10 per cent (of total share of coins) in March 2011 to 42.10 per cent in March 2015, it further revealed.
In other words, till
March 2011, total 32,675 million pieces of Re 1 coin were circulated in the market and the
number scaled up to 41,627 million pieces in March 2015,
as per the reply from Reserve Bank of India to a query by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal.
The reply also mentioned that the 50-paise coins, though not seen in much circulation of late, constituted 14.90 per cent of total coin production in the fiscal-year 2014-15.
However, its circulation remained almost unchanged in last four years, as in
2011-12, total 14,785 coins of 50 paise were circulated, and the
number marginally went up to 14,788 in 2014-15.
Agrawal questioned the need for minting 50 paise coins in such large number when “there is negligible need or demand for this denomination.”
The data also reveals that
Rs 10 coins constituted a small 2.80 per cent (of total coin share),
while Rs 2 coin had a significant share of 27.30 per cent in 2014-15.
The RTI activist suggested that the government, RBI and Security Printing & Minting Company Limited should concentrate only on minting coins of Re 1 and Rs 5, and abolish coins of Rs 2 and 50 paise.
However, a small regular increase in minting of Rs 10 coins may be there to gradually abolish currency-notes in this denomination, he further suggested.
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Central Govt Still Believes In VIP Culture And Protects 257 VIPs

[New Delhi]Central Govt Still Believes In VIP Culture And Protects 257 VIPs.
At present there are 257 protectees in the Central List under different categories. There is no fixed number of persons, other than VVIPs, Cabinet and other Ministers, to whom security is provided.
Security arrangements for the Central Protectees was last reviewed in the meeting held on 10.09.2015. At present, there are a total of 257 central protectees under various categories (Z+ = 34, Z=66, Y=109 & X=48).
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri R.P. Marutharajaa. that Security is provided on the basis of threat assessment of individuals and the category of security (Z+, Z, Y & X) is decided on the basis of nature and gravity of the threat. Threat assessment is done by the security agencies to determine the nature and gravity of threat faced by an individual.

LK Advani’s Wife’Kamla’Indisposed, Admitted to AIIMS

[New Delhi] LK Advani’s Wife Kamla Indisposed, Admitted to AIIMS .She Is In Her Early Eighties,
The wife of senior BJP leader LK Advani was today admitted to AIIMS due to health problems.
According to doctors , Kamla Advani, has been put in the ICU of the premier institute and her condition is at present “stable”.
“Kamla Advani was admitted to AIIMS today at 6 AM with fever and urinary tract infection. She is under close monitoring by a team of super specialists comprising urologists, geriatric medicine and intensive care specialists.
Neerja Bhatla, Chairperson, Media and Protocol Division at All-India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) said “Her condition is presently stable, she is maintaining blood pressure and oxygenation without any external support,” said Prof .

राष्ट्रीयवाहक एयरइंडिया अपने पायलट्स को बांधे रखने के लिए बांड की रकम बढ़ाएगी

[नयी दिल्ली] राष्ट्रीयवाहक एयर इंडियाअपने पायलट्स को बांधे रखने के लिए बांड की रकम बढ़ाएगी
एयर इंडिया अब नए पायलटों के लिए बांड की रकम बढ़ाने की प्रक्रिया में है
पायलटों के लिए नौकरी छोड़ कर प्रतिद्वंद्वी एयरलाइनों की तरफ भागने को महंगा करने की यह एक प्रक्रिया है
एयर इंडिया वर्तमान में एक विशेष किस्म का विमान उड़ानें के लिए पायलटों की भर्ती के बाद उनके प्रशिक्षण पर 25-60 लाख रपये खर्च करती है
इन सु-प्रशिक्षित पायलटों को दूसरी कंपनियां लालच देती हैं और इन कंपनियों को प्रशिक्षण पर बिना कोई खर्च के तैयार पायलट मिल जाते हैं और वे सीधी इनका उपयोग करने लगती हैं।’’गौरतलब हे के मात्र सात माह में 98 प्रशिक्षित पायलट एयरइंडिया छोड़कर दूसरी विमानन कंपनियों में जा चुके हैं|प्राप्त जानकरी के अनुसार एयरलाइन्स ने हाल ही में नए पायलटों से ढाई लाख रपये से 14 लाख रपये तक के बांड पर दस्तखत कराए हैं और अब यह राशि बढ़ाने पर विचार हो रहा है |

ग्रामप्रधान चुनाव में प्रतिष्ठा बचाने को”गैस स्टोव”बाँटते एक कैंडिडेट को बुक किया गया

[मुज़फ्फरनगर,यूं पी]ग्रामप्रधान चुनाव में प्रतिष्ठा बचाने को”गैस स्टोव”बाँटते एक कैंडिडेट को बुक किया गया
ग्राम प्रधान के चुनाव में जीत कर अपनी प्रतिष्ठा बचाने के लिए गैस स्टोव वितरित करते एक कैंडिडेट को बुक किया गया|मुजफ्फर नगर के ग्राम अथाई [Athai village] में हो रहे ग्राम प्रधान के चुनावों में एक कैंडिडेट द्वारा वोटर्स को गैस स्टोव वितरित करने का मामला सामने आया है |भोपा पोलिस स्टेशन द्वारा कैंडिडेट के कब्जे से १८ स्टोव की बरामदगी भी दिखाई गई है |दोषी कैंडिडेट धरमवीर को कोड ऑफ़ कंडक्ट के उल्लंघन में बुक किया गया है

U S $ Weakens Another 16 Paise Against Indian Rupee in early Trade

[Mumbai] U S $ Weakens Another 16 Paise Against Indian Rupee in early Trade
Indian Rupee Appreciated By 16 Paise Against U S Dollar in early trade
The rupee appreciated by another 16 paise to 66.51 against the dollar in early trade today
This Is due to increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks ,India’s economic growth is also accelerating to 7.4 per cent in the July-September quarter.
Yesterday, rupee had ended 9 paise higher at 66.67 against the US dollar on fag-end selling of the American currency by banks and exporters.