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This will help improve emergency medical care in the region, the official said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 19 2013 2:24 am Related News City residents on Thursday welcomed the decision of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) to reject the proposal of the Electricity Department for a hike in power tariff The Bharatiya Janata Party claimed that it was due to the partys efforts that the proposal was rejected The party leaders contended that it was the inefficiencies of the Electricity Department which were being covered up by the burden being passed on to the common man BJP leaders also condemned the Congress for not caring for the residents They stated that the party was conspicuous by its absence when there was a need to seek relief for the residents Meanwhilein a statement issued on Thursdaymembers of the Chandigarh Business Councilwelcomed the decision and stated that instead of increasing the ratesthe Administration should look towards removing kundi connections and issuing challans The Chandigarh Residents Social Welfare Federation held a meeting on Thursday and stated that the decision comes as a relief for the city residents The residents of different sections of society including sector welfare associationstrade unionsindustrial bodies and others have put forth their views strongly against this arbitrary and unilateral proposal to hike more than 45 per centespecially when there is a surplus budget with the Chandigarh Administration For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | Johannesburg | Published: September 7 2016 2:05 am Dale Steyn said that South African bowling attack are more skilled than the dethroned world champions (Source: AP) Top News South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn believes that his side’s bowlers will be like a pack of “wild dogs” who will be ready to “wear down” Australia when they travel Down Under for a three-Test series in November The 33-year-old bowler who grabbed eight wickets to dismantle New Zealand and win the decisive second Test at Centurion last week also observed that South African bowling attack are more skilled than the dethroned world champions “You have to build pressure for long periods of time; wait for their mistake because they do attack you” Steyn was quoted as saying by Sport24 “I feel our bowling line-up will perhaps be a bit more patient and skilled than theirs Besides Josh Hazlewood their attack is very conscious of attacking wicket-taking If you can bat well you can kind of get through it “Our attack … we are more like wild dogs: we wear you down wear you down But we are also very capable of breaking your back and taking you down quickly We’ve got the guys to do the job … we just need the right number to do it” the paceman added South Africa will play the opening Test match against Australia in Perth from November 3 before heading to Hobart and Adelaide for the second and third match respectively Before the Test series the two nations will first clash later this month in a five-match one-day series in South Africa For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 12 2016 5:19 am Anupriya Patel Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare inaugurates a conference at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Researchin Chandigarh on Friday Express Top News Cancer control is a major challenge for the government as the number of cases are rising said Anupriya Patel Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare on Friday Patel was in the city to inaugurate the 4th Annual Conference of the Breast Imaging Society of India (BISI) at PGIMER In her speech she highlighted the increasing incidence of breast cancer and related deaths in India due to lack of awareness regarding the breast screening examinations and presentation in the advanced stages Watch What Else Is Making News “The incidence of non-communicable disease is on the rise Breast cancer has become the single most health concern in our country Available statistics show the cases of breast cancer rising at an alarming rate among the female population in India” she said “In fact breast cancer has replaced cervical cancer as the leading cause of deaths among women in India…cancer control is a major challenge for the government and in India it is estimated that there are 3 million cancer patients at any given point of time with about 2/3 present in advance and in incurable stages at the time of diagnosis” Patel further said that new cancer cases are 14 lakh every year according to a 2016 estimate “There are about 6-7 lakh deaths due to cancer in India annually…the cancer cases will rise further” she added “In the last decade it has become more common than cervical cancer The incidence of breast cancer in India is 229 per one lakh women in India as compared to 39 per lakh women worldwide” the minister further stated She said the government has initiated several schemes for the prevention of cancer” Professor N Khandelwal head of the Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging PGI in his inaugural address dwelt upon the various challenges related to the early diagnosis of breast cancer and other breast diseases including the large volume of patients inadequate imaging facilities and lack of availability of trained dedicated radiologists in the field of breast imaging A PGI statement said there were sessions on the imaging of the breast at the mammography level and various image-guided interventions in breast disorders Dr Michael Linver talked about basic challenges faced by radiologists in their day-to-day reporting in mammography and how to tackle them Dr Jennifer Harvey University of Virginia delivered a lecture on the Art of Triangulation in the breast lesions for their correct localisation in mammography “A two-hour session was dedicated to image-guided breast interventions which included ultrasound guided core biopsy stereotactic breast biopsy and MRI guided interventions This was followed by hands-on workshops for the delegates for these interventions in the evening” the statement said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsParis: Club-record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a stunning long-range volley just after half-time to secure Everton’s place in the Europa League group stage following a 3-1 aggregate victory over Hajduk Split on Thursday The Iceland midfielder fired home from 40 yards within seconds of the restart in Croatia as Everton held on for a 1-1 draw in the return leg of their play-off tie after Jordan Pickford saved a second-half penalty from Ahmed Said Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Reuters Josip Radosevic drilled the home side into a 1-0 lead on the night in the closing minutes of the first half but Everton’s 45 million ($58 million 494 million euros) newcomer combined with Pickford to help the Toffees clinch qualification Patrick Cutrone scored the only goal as AC Milan won 1-0 away to Macedonian outfit Shkendija to complete a thumping 7-0 aggregate victory but last season’s runners-up Ajax crashed out against Rosenborg The Dutch giants trailed after last week’s 1-0 reverse in Amsterdam but looked to have turned the tie around in Norway before two late goals from Nigerian substitute Samuel Adegbenro sent Rosenborg through 4-2 on aggregate Marseille cruised to a 3-0 home win over Domzale of Slovenia courtesy of a Valere Germain brace and a goal from Florian Thauvin to advance 4-1 over the two legs Zenit St Petersburg overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit as Russia international Aleksandr Kokorin netted a brace including the winner on 105 minutes to sink Utrecht 2-1 on aggregate following extra time However Fenerbahce joined fellow Turkish giants Galatasaray on the European sidelines after slumping to an embarrassing 4-1 aggregate defeat to Macedonians Vardar after a shock 2-1 home loss Galatasaray were stunned by unfancied Swedish side Ostersund last month in the second qualifying round The draw for the group phase will be conducted at 1100 GMT in Monaco on Friday with 48 teams — including Arsenal and 2016-17 semi-finalists Lyon — to be placed in 12 pools of four By: IANS | Chennai | Published: February 27 2016 2:43 pm Actor Allu Arjun’s Telugu actioner “Sarrainodu” which is directed by Boyapati Srinu will hit the screens worldwide on April 22 said a source Related News Actor Allu Arjun’s Telugu actioner “Sarrainodu” which is directed by Boyapati Srinu will hit the screens worldwide on April 22 said a source “The makers had originally planned to release the film on April 8 which happens to be Arjun’s birthday However Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Sardaar Gabbar Singh’ releases on the same day and hence they have locked April 22 as the release day” the source told IANS The film’s audio will be released towards the end of March Also starring Rakul Preet Singh Catherine Tresa and Aadi Pinisetty the film has music by SS Thaman “Sarrainodu” is produced by Geetha Arts The film will also be dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Montreal | Updated: June 11 2017 4:36 am Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying (Source: Reuters) Top News Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday to equal Ayrton Senna’s career haul of 65 The Briton’s third successive pole in Canada also equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of six at the island Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Hamilton took the first of his F1 career at the same track 10 years ago with McLaren Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel who leads Hamilton by 25 points after six races qualified second for Sunday’s race for Ferrari Finland’s Valtteri Bottas was third for Mercedes with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen fourth For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Army chief General Bipin Rawat has given a thumbs up to the strategic partnership (SP) model rolled out by the government to rope in leading private players for defence production calling it a "big ticket" move to push modernisation of India’s armed forces General Rawat said the new model is expected to fast track army’s modernisation plan as it will bring new technologies and help implement major military manufacturing projects The army has been pressing for updating its weapons systems considering the evolving security scenario in the region and General Rawat said the SP model will help the army in replacing its ageing fleet of tanks and critical weapons "The strategic partnership model is a big ticket thing It will help the modernisation of armed forces We have to gradually think of replacing our tanks In the next seven to eight years some of our old systems will have to be replaced It is good to start the process now Because for production to take place you need time" the army chief told PTI in a recent interaction File image of the army chief General Bipin Rawat PTI Under the new model the government will allow Indian private sector companies to form joint ventures with foreign defence majors to build fighter aircraft helicopters submarines and main battle tanks in India Referring to the army’s modernisation programme General Rawat expressed happiness over its progress and referred to arrival of two ultra light howitzers from the US and also about the Dhanush 155mm artillery gun developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) "The modernisation programme is moving It is on fast track It cannot happen overnight It is a process" he said adding the artillery modernisation programme was going on "very very well" After a 30-year wait for new artillery guns since the Bofors scandal the army last month received the first two howitzers from the US as part of an order for 145 long-range guns General Rawat said modernisation of the armed forces must be a continuous process adding the Navy and the Air Force are going to benefit significantly from the SP model "Modernisation is a process which must continue and must happen at all times You will always have some equipment in the army which is reaching the stage of obsolescence" he said Talking about the need to look for new technology for the Army he said "You keep getting future technology and future technology becomes current and the current will become obsolete It is a cycle" The government unveiled the much-awaited SP model last week which is aimed at setting up world-class production facilities in India to manufacture submarines fighter jets and battle tanks Asked about his recent comments that the armed forces are not getting their due share of resources General Rawat said he made the remarks as the defence budget was little less than expected but added that the SP model will offset the shortage "The government is going ahead with the SP model It is also going for government-to-government contracts (for military procurement) These steps will help us" General Rawat said Last month the army chief lamented that the spending on defence is considered a "burden" by many in the country and the military is not getting its due share India’s defence budget for 2017-18 was Rs 274 lakh crore which is 163 percent of the GDP China’s defence budget is close to three percent of its GDP There has been a rising concernamong security experts and the defence establishment that the modernisation of armed forces is taking place at a very slow pace and that the government has not been allocating adequate funds for it in the last few years Asked about the report of the committee headed by Lieutenant General (retired) DB Shekatkar he said some of the recommendations are being considered for implementation in a phased manner "We are working towards it" he said The committee was appointed in May 2016to recommend steps for enhancing combat capability and re-balancing defence expenditure The reporthad been submitted to the then-defence minister Manohar Parrikar in December 2016 New Delhi: If the former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit could do with Rs 24 crore allocation to project her government’s schemes and achievements why would the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government need Rs 526 crore for the same job Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal PTI While the opposition has slammed the Delhi government for hiking the advertising and publicity budget by 2200 percent over the previous budget the AAP has claimed the move as a step towards bringing ‘transparency’ in the spending on government advertisements "Going by the core principles of the AAP it’s extremely disappointing to see the way the Delhi government has been trying to gain publicity through TV and radio advertisements The TV ad that projects Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a demigod is obnoxious Delhi’s Law minister Kapil Mishra informed me that the publicity budgets of all the departments have been clubbed together making the cumulative figure look bigger But that still doesn’t justify Rs 526 crore budget I’m going to ask how this amount will be spent and under what heads" AAP MLA from Timarpur Pankaj Pushkar told Firstpost A former CAG official who had earlier audited Delhi government’s account told Firstpost on condition of anonymity "The previous Congress government had a budgetary provisioning of Rs 10 crore for publicity which was increased to Rs 24 crore during the Commonwealth Games What justification could there be of going for a 2200% percent hike During audits it had been found that under the garb of publicity and releasing advertisements the departments illegally earn money through ‘cuts’ from private players like for putting up hoardings etc ’20 to 30 percent commission’ is demanded Now it needs to be seen how the present government works on Rs 526 crore provisioning" Both the opposition and senior counsel Prashant Bhushan have termed the advertisements released on TV and radio as ‘violation of the Supreme Court’s order’ Leader of Opposition Vijendra Gupta said "The increase of budget on information and publicity by 2200% followed by projecting Kejriwal as a messiah in a recent TV ad violates the order of the Supreme Court" According to the Supreme Court guidelines political parties and leaders have been barred from using government advertisements to their advantage – ‘to avoid the misuse of public funds for plugging the ruling party and glorifying politicians’ It further said that the government should use money on publicity for dissemination of information and suggested that the photographs of the President the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India should be allowed on government ads Prashant Bhushan has reportedly said that he would file a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against parties violating the order against promotion of political parties and leaders using public money AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said "We’re not denying that there has been a hike in the information and publicity budget over the previous year But this time the publicity amount of all the departments have been clubbed together under a single head so that the spending could be audited Due to this reason the provisioning appears to a big one and the issue has unnecessarily been hyped The objective is to bring greater transparency in allocation vis-à-vis expenditure" A senior Delhi government official added "Earlier barring the autonomous bodies different government departments used funds individually for dissemination of information and publicity by routing it through the publicity department Now they won’t be able to do so as all those funds have been brought under one roof Proper audit of funds used in publicity purpose will be done" By: Express News Service | Published: June 24 2016 12:12 am Enabling measures include additional incentives for duty drawback schemes for garments flexibility in labour laws to increase productivity as well as tax and production incentives for job creation in garment manufacturing (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand/ file) Top News The NDA government’s announcement of a special package worth Rs 6000 crore for the textiles and apparel sector is welcome The government hopes to create one crore new jobs in three years and attract investments of $11 billion while generating $30 billion in exports It is hard to say how many of these targets will be met yet the measures are a step in the right direction Trouble is however that most of what is being done today may be almost two decades too late The story of the Indian textiles industry is one where a whole generation’s well-being was compromised through misguided policy In the misplaced bid to retain the small-scale character of traditional handlooms Indian policymakers ruled out fast domestic industrial expansion — all garments they mandated must remain within the so-called small scale sector So as the world and especially India’s competitors such as China Vietnam and later on Bangladesh built up massive capacities to meet global demand India was stuck with debilitating rules and regulations By 2005 when trade quotas were relaxed India was in no shape to take advantage of freer trading norms It is no surprise then that as against India’s share of 31 per cent in the global garment industry China’s is around 35 per cent and even Bangladesh has 60 per cent more share than India The package announced on Wednesday does away with a lot of red tape to reduce costs both in terms of time and money and would enable Indian manufacturers to improve competitiveness Enabling measures include additional incentives for duty drawback schemes for garments flexibility in labour laws to increase productivity as well as tax and production incentives for job creation in garment manufacturing There are changes which allow those earning less than Rs 15000 to forgo the employees provident fund This would leave people with more disposable income Further to bring down the costs for businesses the government has also pitched in to pay the employer’s contribution to the EPF in other cases While these measures will help far more needs to be done if India wants to corner a large part of the market share that China may relinquish China like most countries before it such as Japan or Korea has reached a stage where factor costs have increased and this is forcing it to opt for more technology-intensive methods India with labour costs still low has a decade in hand at best India must quickly improve its infrastructure — ports roads electricity — to ensure that these new measures come to fruition For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Updated: April 14 2017 6:26 am Top News LESS than a week after the Supreme Court granted relief to 2700 conservancy workers and rejected the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s appeal against making them permanent employees the civic body registered a complaint against one of them on Thursday The Sakinaka police registered an FIR against Kisan Ranganath Satpute after he and a couple of other workers protested against the BMC that failed to make timely payments Civic officials of L ward that includes areas like Kurla said that the conservancy workers who are among the 2700 to be made permanent employees stopped working as a sign of protest Ajit Ambi the assistant municipal commissioner of L ward said that the workers including Satpute have been engaged in non-cooperation activities for the past six months “They have been interrupting work that needs to be done on a daily basis They wouldn’t allow garbage trucks to pass or show up at work and would complain of delayed payments This month barring 5-10 of them payments have been made to more than 90 per cent of the workers” Ambe said He added that Wednesday the workers stopped working at M L Chowk in Sakinaka and demanded that their salaries be given that day “We told them that we would give them bearer cheques but they demanded cash Although the norms don’t allow us to do that we told them that we would give them the money but shoot a video of it as proof They refused and did not allow the work to continue We had no choice but to approach the police” Ambe said Alleging mistreatment Milind Ranade the general secretary of the Kachra Vahtuk Shramik Sangh (KVSS) said the BMC was misusing its powers “The BMC has regularly failed to make payments and when they (workers) ask for what they deserve they are mistreated and thrown behind bars a day before Ambedkar Jayanti We will wait for the BMC to make its move before we respond and we will definitely not sit silently” he said Senior inspector of Sakinaka police station Avinash Dharmadhikari said: “The BMC had filed a complaint and we have registered an FIR against the conservancy worker under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 353 (deter public servant from discharge of duty) of the Indian Penal Code” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday returned fire to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on his "Gujarat donkeys" jibe saying there was no need to be afraid of the animal that lived thousands of kilometres away Speaking at an election rally in Bahraich Modi said Akhilesh Yadav should worry about his state where under his watch an entire police force was pressed into action to find a "lost" buffalo Narendra Modi PTI Modi was referring to state cabinet Minister M Azam Khan’s lost buffalo to track which special police teams were constituted The Prime Minister in fact went a step ahead as people cheered him on and said that he himself drew a lot of inspiration from the Indian wild ass found in the Little Rann of Kutch in his home state Modi said: "The donkey does not only work relentlessly without a break it also is very loyal to its ‘maalik’ (owner)" He was obliquely referring to the people of India as his owner The UP chief minister on Monday at his Raebareli rally took a dig at Modi by asking megastar Amitabh Bachchan to stop promoting "donkeys of Gujarat" — a sarcastic reference to a tourism promo on wild asses that features the superstar The statement invited sharp rebuke from the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders who said that faced with an imminent defeat at the hustings Akhilesh Yadav was speaking "absurd" The Prime Minister on Thursday also targeted the Samajwadi Party government for illegal mining rising unemployment and poor law and order in the state Slamming the SP-Congress alliance Modi said this was an "unholy nexus" which was stitched up to make a last-minute bid to stay in power "The people deserve a government which rings in an all-round development and not which has let loose lumpen elements" he added The remarks came amid the hotly contested and bitterly fought Uttar Pradesh elections that started on 11 February and would complete in seven phases on 8 March The results will be out on March 11

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