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(Source: Reuters) Top News Andy Murray took special pride in reaching the world number one ranking in an era when Roger Federer, may launch by February Paytm has also introduced “App Password” feature that helps user to keep Paytm account safe even if the phone is lost or misplaced.The app is available in 10 regional languages including Hindi to make digital payments accessible to all For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hansa Verma | Updated: August 24 2017 5:09 pm Here’s how to pre-book Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE JioPhone feature phone the booking amount detailed specifications and everything else you need to know Related News Reliance Jio JioPhone will hit the stores in September and pre-bookings for the 4G-enabled feature phone will start on 530 pm on Thursday Reliance Jio is hoping to sell 100 million units of JioPhone by the end of this year The beta testing for Reliance Jio JioPhone started on August 15 where it was made available 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regular television set to stream content from the JioApps For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by G K Pillai | Updated: December 3 2014 8:16 am Harsh penalties have been prescribed for those who ignore safety during design engineering and maintenance of roads Related News Thedecade leading up to the present government’s formation has seen carnage on Indian roads At the very least 12 lakh people have been killed and close to 55 lakh left seriously injured or permanently disabled due to road crashes The majority of victims were of productive age (between 15-50) and scores were their families’ sole breadwinners Road accidents cause an annual economic loss of 3 per cent of the GDP Despite this the issue had not seen any concerted action to address it Not anymore The government hopes to pass the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 to replace the archaic Motor Vehicles Act 1988 this winter session The causes of our high rate of road crashes include bad road-user behaviour catalysed by a faulty licensing system poor road design and engineering with low probability of prosecution for lapses and weak enforcement of inadequate traffic laws which have been anything but a deterrent The new bill attempts to tackle most of these issues At the outset it addresses the fundamental lack of a framework to monitor and sustain road safety Presently the country has no dedicated agency for road safety and therefore no one to monitor intervene or be held accountable The bill proposes the establishment of a dedicated national authority for road safety which will be able to create and monitor goals for reducing road accidents as well as command adequate resources to undertake meaningful interventions It has been given powers to issue and maintain standards for all aspects related to road safety These range from protection of vulnerable road users to measures for in-vehicle safety and standards for road design and engineering Such standards will ensure uniformity and cohesiveness while dealing with the issue nationally Another significant proposal is the introduction of a unified driver-licensing system One of our biggest challenges is the compromised licensing system — a major source of corruption and inefficiency The system has allowed almost anyone a licence to drive without proper vetting training or testing The new system aims to remove corruption by mapping the licensing process building capacity to ensure proper documentation and testing and taking away the subjectivity with which regional transport offices operate A unified system will reduce the probability of drivers carrying multiple licences and help in keeping track of offences committed by a driver This would however be useful only if every existing licence holder is also moved to the new system in a smooth and efficient manner Outsourcing successfully implemented in the case of passport seva kendras for instance could be instrumental in building capacity and improving efficiency of the proposed system An interesting aspect of the new bill is its focus on enhancing enforcement It expands the list of common offences and also brings within its ambit the usually ignored causes of road crashes such as bad road design and engineering Harsh penalties have been prescribed for those who ignore safety during the design engineering and maintenance of roads It also specifies four types of penalties: demerit points on licences which can lead to suspension or cancellation high cash fines in keeping with the danger to life and property posed by irresponsible driving jail terms and mandatory retraining To tackle corruption the bill mandates electronic enforcement in jurisdictions with a population of more than 10 lakh Such measures will significantly enhance the probability of offenders getting caught remove corruption by making enforcement mostly humanless or “contact-free” and ensure higher collection of fines by states The bill also does what the Motor Vehicles Act has failed to do: protect the non-motorised road user It provides for each state to develop and implement a policy for such users including pedestrians cyclists and rickshaws It also mandates the creation of a National Transport Authority which will work to seamlessly connect all modes of transport and define safety and quality standards for sustainable public transport The implementation of the new law will be undertaken by state governments and this bill has much to offer them through revenue protection and funding Several states have welcomed the bill and one can only hope that they will continue to support it and earnestly implement the new law once it has been passed by Parliament The bill presents a unique opportunity to save thousands of lives each year and at the same time improve ways in which people and goods move across India If the Modi government is able to pass this bill in Parliament and ensure thorough enforcement of the act it will be a great gift of life to the millions of Indians who would otherwise perish or be disabled in road crashes The writer former Union home secretary is a trustee ofSaveLIFE Foundation [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: November 18 2016 2:12 pm Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty actress Lisa Lynn Masters found dead in Peru Top News Actress Lisa Lynn Masters who has appeared on hit shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Gossip Girl has been found dead in an apparent suicide in her hotel room in Peru According to Peru21 the 52-year-old actress was found deceased inside of her Nuevo Mundo hotel room in Lima earlier this week A spokesperson for Masters released the following statement to E News: “As to her husband and family’s wishes we hope that the industry can mourn her death without details In these darkening days we hope those who have had the pleasure of knowing her will see how brightly she shined and will find that light within themselves and continue to share it with others—just as she would have” More from the world of Entertainment: “Our dear friend Lisa Masters passed away tragically and unexpectedly in Lima Peru on November 15 2016” Ani Mason who created the page on the behalf of Masters’ husband William Brooks said in a statement on the site “Lisa’s genuine warmth generosity and tenacious strength will be deeply missed” Mason also shared “Lisa’s beloved husband William is shocked and grieving her sudden loss In the midst of his mourning William faces daunting financial challenges including the substantial funeral and transport expenses for Lisa in and between Peru and the United States” Lastly Mason explained what the funds would be going towards for Mason and wrote “Any donation you can make to ease this difficult time would be so appreciated and would make a big difference Our hearts go out to our dear friend William We will miss Lisa very very much” As per the local media report the “Ugly Betty” actress was found inside of her closet and appeared to have hanged herself with her skirt Police officials also claimed to have found anti-depressants inside of her hotel room at the time of the investigation Lisa who lived in Brooklyn New York with her husband was in Lima for a modelling gig For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 14 2016 5:58 am Uladzislau Hancharou won his first ever gold medal after scoring a total score of 61745 (Source: Reuters) Top News Belarussian Uladzislau Hancharou upstaged world champion Gao Lei and 2012 Olympic gold medallist Dong Dong to soar to victory in trampoline gymnastics at the Rio Games on Saturday Hancharou performed four high-flying triple somersaults to become the first gymnast from his country to win a trampoline medal with a score of 61745 It was also Belarus’ second gold of these Games Fist-pumping his way through his out-bounce the 20-year-old looked confident of success “It was an explosion of feelings” he told journalists after the competition A gracious Dong who had just packed a massive 25 somersaults into 10 skills sportingly gave Hancharou’s performance the thumbs up when he realised he had been overtaken at the top of the standings by a man who had never before won a global meet Although the defending champion’s bid to win back-to-back Olympic golds ended with a second-place finish (60535) 27-year-old Dong did become the first man to win trampoline medals at three different Games Gao had high hopes of succeeding Dong as champion as he had drawn the top score in qualifying However Hancharou’s score had piled on the pressure and the group leader broke his lines and appeared to lose control slightly as he struggled to land on the big red cross target while showcasing his 10 elements The new champion’s victory may signal a changing of the guard in trampoline’s top flight Just minutes after taking the title the Belarusian’s sights were already set on a win in Tokyo while Dong hesitated to commit to the grind of another Olympic cycle “Right now I feel very tired and I don’t know yet” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 3 2016 2:28 pm “I am working on three-four different ideas Out of this one is a real-life incident story like Airlift” Raja Krishna Menon said Related News Director Raja Krishna Menon who is basking in the glory of “Airlift” is working on a couple of ideas for making a drama Menon’s last release on the biggest airlift evacuation of Indians from Kuwait was a huge success Now he has started working on his next film “I am working on three-four different ideas Out of this one is a real-life incident story like “Airlift” It’s an interesting story but I can’t give details about it” Menon told PTI “While the other two are fictional stories But all films are (from) drama (category)” he said Menon also has been approached to direct the Hindi remake version of hit Hollywood film “Chef” that would have actor Saif Ali Khan in the lead “I am yet to decide on it (directing “Chef”) All I know is that the makers are yet to decide on the leading lady The film is likely to go on floors later this year” he added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: October 24 2009 2:53 am Related News We revel in our own mediocrity so much that the moment someonehowever remotely connected with Indiadoes something goodwe start the fireworks without realising what the fuss is all about Nobel laureate V Ramakrishnan is right when he says that the work is more important than the personality It is time our politicians realised this and stopped the monumental waste of money over things like statues and used the money instead to educate needy children A 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The 2016 Olympics Gold medalist stamped her authority as she won the crucial bout for Mumbai 3-0.could not turn up at the arena due to high fever. while intemperate reactions like those calling for impeachment or another round of budget brinkmanship leave the party vulnerable to old allegations of it being incapable of governing. President Barack Obama promised that he would work to “get the job done”. Imagine if the government helped aspiring entrepreneurs to register their business in a single day or less? 2017 5:59 pm Naomi Scott’s casting in the role of Jasmine is facing a lot of backlash.A door on the first floor which opens to the fire platform, What is your take on it in line with IGCSE?she said her cousins had lured her to Delhi and promised employment. She said her cousin also got her a job as a domestic help in a house in Patel Nagar After workher cousin used to call his friendswho would then take turns to rape hershe alleged A medical examination confirmed sexual assault and a case was registered No arrests have been made yet For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Parthasarathi Biswas | Pune | Published: May 6 2014 10:23 pm Related News For the first time in its 900-year history the famous Vitthal Rukmini temple in Pandharpur is likely to get non-Brahmin or even women priests The temple management committee has decided to invite applications for the post of eight priests from all castes including that from scheduled caste and tribes The candidates will be interviewed next week The decision to make priesthood open to women and members of all castes was taken in a meeting of the temple committee held last week “No single caste or group of people can claim monopoly on serving God and hence this decision was taken We have invited applications from women priests also for the shrine of Rukmini” said former minister Anna Dange head of the temple committee A candidate must be a practising Hindu and well versed with the rites and rituals being practised at the temple These are the prerequisites set for the candidates applying for the posts Santosh Teli the chief executive officer of the temple committee said: “As a condition has been put that the applicant must be a practising Hindu neo-Buddhists will not be able to apply We feel we will get applications from other backward classes Marathas nomadic tribes and vimukta jatis and other castes” The last date for sending applications is May 15 and an interview will take place on May 16 The names of new priests will be announced on May 18 According to Teli the shrines of Jyotiba and Khandoba already have non-Brahmin priests “However other popular shrines like that of Kolhapur Tuljapur or the shrines of Astavinayak have Brahmin priests only” he said Teli pointed out that in Maharashtra Satayshodak Samaj had been training people from non-Brahmin castes to be adept in Vedic rights Located in Solapur district of Maharashtra Pandharpur temple is the nerve centre of the Varkari community which has presence in Maharashtra Karnataka Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country The annual pilgrimage of Wari sees lakhs of Varkaris converge at the temple For the past many centuries the Brahmin families of Utpat and Badves were functioning as priests at this temple Though the Varkari sect shuns caste-based discrimination untouchables were not allowed inside the temple prior to 1950 Researcher Sanjay Sonawani pointed out that the entry of untouchables into the temple was allowed only after reformer Sane Guruji sat on a fast in protest against the practice “Till the recent past the idol of Vitthal used to be bathed with holy water to absolve it from the impurities it accumulated due to the touch of untouchables” he said This despite the fact that the Varkari sect has a large number of saints from Dalit communities whose works are held sacred by lakhs of devotees Though Sonawani welcomed the move to appoint non-Brahmin priests he found the effort “half-hearted” saying it was very unlikely that non-Brahmins would be well versed in the Vedic rites “The temple committee should take steps to adhere to the non-Vedic roots of the Vitthal cult and stop recitation of Purus-shukta at the temple as that hymn is the basis of the oppressive caste system” he said Narhari Maharaj Chowdhari of the Maharashtra State Varkari Mahamandal meanwhile criticised the move saying it would hamper the age-old traditions of the temple “We will convene a meeting of the Varkari community soon and decide on our next step” he said The Supreme Court had earlier this year ended the monopoly of the Badve family over the offerings made to the temple For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News says.

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