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The apex court had on 19 April directed that Advani (89),Joshi (83) Bharti (58) and other accused in the case would beprosecuted for criminal conspiracy in the politicallysensitive 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case It had alsoordered day-to-day trial to be concluded in two years The top court which had dubbed the demolition of themedieval-era monument as a "crime" which shook the "secularfabric of the Constitution" allowed the CBI’s plea on restoration of criminal conspiracy charge against the four BJPleaders including Katiyar (62) besides Sadhvi Ritambara (53)and Dalmia who is in his late 80s However the Supreme Court had said BJP leader KalyanSingh who is the Rajasthan governor and during whose tenureas the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh the disputed structurewas razed is entitled to immunity under the Constitution aslong as he holds the gubernatorial office It had transferred the case against Advani Joshi Bhartiand three other accused from a Raebareli court to Lucknow fora joint trial in the demolition case By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 12 2017 2:19 am A couple enjoys rain sitting on the coast in Mumbai on Sunday AP Top News THOUGH LIGHT to moderate rainshowers kept the city’s temperatures low on Sunday the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said there was another 48 hours to go for the monsoon’s official arrival in Mumbai Parts of Mumbai received pre-monsoon rains and thundershowers intermittently with the forecast predicting heavy rains both in the city and its suburbs over the next 48 hours The minimum temperatures dipped to 243 degrees Celsius in Santacruz and 248 degrees in Colaba Sunday while maximum temperatures were 31 degrees and 278 degrees respectively According to IMD officials the city has already recorded 926 mm of rainfall as compared to the monthly average of 5231 mm On Saturday Santacruz recorded 202 mm of rainfall and Colaba 314 mm rainfall We expect monsoon to reach Mumbai in two-three days The rains further progressed till Shirvardham today” said Nitha Sashibharan scientist at IMD According to her monsoon’s arrival depends on depth and strength of south-west winds In Mumbai the winds are expected to further progress in two days The south-west monsoon hit southern Indian coast on June 1 By June 9 it had touched the Goa coast The adjoining coastal areas of Maharashtra have recorded heavy to extremely heavy rains since Saturday According to Skymet Weather a cyclonic circulation over north-central Maharashtra and coastal Maharashtra are responsible for constant showers in the state Already Ratnagiri has recorded 103 mm of rains while Alibaug has recorded 10 mm rains Saturday mumbainewsline @expressndiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Updated: June 2 2017 1:55 am Related News A 33-year-old man attempted suicide by slashing his throat with a razor blade inside the N M Joshi police station Sunday while an FIR was being registered against him The man was rushed to hospital where doctors said he was not seriously injured The incident took place inside the police station early on Sunday after the police brought Ravindra Ghadge for questioning Policemen patrolling Lower Parel area had rounded up Ghadge after he was allegedly found loitering “We became suspicious of his movements and stopped to ask him what he was doing there When he could not answer our questions properly we searched him” said an officer The police found a screwdriver hidden in Ghadge’s clothes and took him to the police station for further questioning as they suspected he would use it to harm someone “After looking through our records we found that he had a prior criminal record of drug consumption and decided to book him under Section 122 of the Bombay Police Act” said the officer As an FIR was being lodged Ghadge allegedly pulled out a razor blade from his mouth and slashed himself repeatedly in the throat before being overpowered by policemen He was taken to Nair Hospital and discharged after first aid The police have also booked Ghadge for attempting suicide “We had brought in a drug addict for a criminal inquiry when he began to attack himself He sustained superficial injuries” said Ahmad Pathan senior inspector N M Joshi police station srinathrao@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: January 31 2014 11:39 pm Related News Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan’s Rs 225 crore gesture of support towards research in the pure sciences by funding a centre for brain research at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore does not come in a vacuum — other individuals have staked their money and reputations to set up institutes of higher learning Bharat Ratna awardee and scientist CNR Rao founded the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research also in Bangalore and a generous donation from entrepreneur Vinod Gupta led to the establishment of a management school at IIT-Kharagpur The Azim Premji and Shiv Nadar universities are also notable examples Despite these exceptions corporate and individual philanthropy in higher education remains underexploited in a country where public higher education infrastructure is in dire need of funds India has a well-documented gap between the growing demand for higher education and its supply Indian universities routinely turn out ill-prepared and unemployable graduates; the state of academic research is lamentable; and they are grossly understaffed and underfunded Even with so much to be done at home however Indian philanthropy in higher education has tended to be directed towards universities abroad — for instance the Tatas’ $50 million donation to Harvard Business School or Anand Mahindra’s $10 million gift to the Harvard humanities centre India already has a weak culture of non-religious philanthropy and its regulatory system does little to encourage it mandatory new corporate social responsibility norms notwithstanding For example it is difficult if not downright counterproductive for public colleges and universities to tap private resources or seek to leverage old school ties with alumni to raise funds The University Grants Commission’s practice of deducting such philanthropic contributions from a university’s grant-in-aid leaves little incentive for these institutes to conduct aggressive fundraising campaigns While philanthropy cannot substitute public investment in education there is certainly space for private players — at the individual and corporate levels — to drive change An enabling regulatory regime would only help For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Updated: September 19 2017 10:32 am Western Express Highway (Express photo by Kevin DSouza) Top News COMMUTING TIME on arterial roads like Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) both sides of the Western Express Highway (WEH) and Tulsi Pipe Road (Dadar to Lower Parel) has increased by 20 per cent on a daily basis in August this year as compared to July last year according to data received from Ridlr a commuter application for traffic planning and e-ticketing Speed of vehicles on these junctions also reduced by 5 kilometre per hour in the corresponding period the data indicated The commuter application combines real time traffic data using GPS data points combined with user inputs to predict travel time According to the data the daily average of vehicles on these roads has reduced in peak-hour traffic time between 9-10 am and 630-730 pm during this period For example the data states the average speed of a vehicle on WEH was 23 km per hour (kmph) between 930 am and 1030 am in August 2017 as compared to 27 kmph in July last year A vehicle which used to ply at 60 kmph then now plies at 52 kmph on Bandra-Worli Sea link road The intensity of traffic during peak hours is different for different routes Overall it’s between 9 and 1030 in the morning for south-bound roads and 630 and 8 in the evening for north-bound lanes Commuters blame it on the construction of Metro 7 (Andheri East-Dahisar East) and Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ line) corridors on these roads The construction work for laying the lines on JVLR WEH for Metro 7 and Peddar Road for Metro 3 started in November last year respectively “I have been using the WEH line for the past seven years The larger problem started after the Metro construction as peak hour traffic worsened I am taking at least 80 minutes to commute between Kandivli and Andheri now as compared to 45-50 minutes last year Opting for public transport like rickshaws also does not help much as they are costly I have started to leave early for work Potholes on the roads compound the problem” said Shalin Jain entrepreneur and marketing professional Dilip Kawatkar joint project director for the MMRDA executing the Metro 7 project said “We have deployed additional manpower to divert traffic on the lanes With the help of traffic police we are managing the situation efficiently It is a temporary phase till monsoons are here and civil works are on By next year the roads will be smooth Metros will eventually help ease commute for those stranded by traffic on these roads” According to the data Rs 28 crore worth of fuel gets wasted every day due to the increased time taken to commute “I travel using Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) and Tulsi Pipe Road every day for commute till Lower Parel They lack planning and not enough is done to accommodate the increasing number of commuters on the road I am spending Rs 200 more on fuel every day Even cab drivers refuse to ply north from south due to the congested road” said Ananya Chand banking professional based out of Vadala Pariosh Desai COO Ridlr said “On an average we have noted 15-20 percent increase in time in travel At Ridlr we help commuters by providing real-time traffic inputs of different modes of transport on social media and advise on traffic updates to improve the overall commute experience” Experts suggest measures like dedicated bus lanes and odd-even rule of vehicles to ease traffic “Simple tricks like these can ease the shortage of space on roads” said transport expert Ashok Datar “We are implementing the heavy vehicle notification We are taking help of traffic wardens and conducting a study on how traffic congestion can be reduced Diversion of routes and counter lanes no parking rules on congested roads are certain measures taken to ease congestion” said Saurabh Tripathi Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Headquarters “We have deployed scientifically designed traffic management plan as approved by the traffic police This includes barricades signage traffic marshals and other road furniture to minimise impact of construction activities Once completed the Metro 3 project will take substantial vehicular traffic off the road” said the official spokesperson of Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The story of India’s ghost airports is not new One such airport exists at at Birsi Gondia in Maharashtra An airport building and runway were built there under the UPA rule without any commercial flights being planned for setting up a flying training institute Then again under the UPA regime the runway was extended in the hope that larger aircraft like Airbus 320 will land at Gondia But till date not a single commercial flight has operated from this airport The number of pilots trained at the institutes operating from here is short of target against which budgetary funds were sanctioned And the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is saddled with losses unable to make any money at Gondia The story of Gondia is symptomatic of hundreds of ghost airports spread across the country which have been constructed without any proper study on traffic potential and whether airlines will at all mount flights to such airports Reuters Now the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) has raised a red flag over why the Gondia airport was at all constructed and then more money spent in extending the runway It is pertinent to remember here that Gondia is the constituency of former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel According to the CAG report tabled in Parliament last week "No commercial flights were operational or intended to/from the airport while envisaging its development for National Flying Training Institute No commercial flights have been scheduled subsequent to the development of the airport either Hence it may be correct to state that the development of infrastructure at Gondia was intended solely for meeting the requirement of NFTI (as brought out in 139th meeting of AAI BoardAugust 2010)" ` The CAG notes that budgetary funds of Rs 19880 crore were used to develop Birsi airport at Gondia with the objective of supporting a private flying training institute and in the "hope" that commercial airline operations will start here at some point Till date the government has spent Rs 20164 crore in all for development of the Birsi airport "No commercial flights are operated or scheduled for operation to and from Birsi airport at Gondia" the CAG noted The revenue earned by Airports Authority of India (AAI) from the first flying training institute set up at Gondia was insufficient to meet the operation and maintenance cost of the airport Even with utilisation of the airport infrastructure by a second institute it failed to generate enough revenues to cover the running costs of the airport The accumulated losses incurred by AAI on Gondia airport during April 2009 to March 2015 were Rs 2731 crore So why was an airport constructed at all at Gondia when not one airline had committed flights there and even state owned Air India has never mounted a flight It is evident that the flying training institutes set up there is not helping AAI to break even at Gondia The second phase of development (including runway extension) cost the government over Rs 80 crore To what purpose In its report the CAG has noted that the additional infrastructure has not been putto use either by NFTI or by commercial flight operations "Besides though AAIstated that it had time and again requested the airline operators to start operations no supporting documents in this regard was furnished by AAI despite being requested for by Audit" A former AAI official said the initial runway length of 7500 meters was built for getting trainee pilots to land flights there AAI holds 4536 percent of the equity stake in the National Flying Training Institute (NFTI) set up in a JV with Canadian firm CAE Inc He said Gondia was earlier a military airport during World War II but a small terminal building was sanctioned for this airport under the UPA regime since it was seen as an ideal place for trainee pilots to practice landings This person said only a "small" terminal building was constructed here for civil operations – implying that a large amount of investment was avoided He said the initial runway length was sufficient for small aircraft like ATRs to land But then the runway was extended to 9000 feet so that trainee pilots can practice landings of larger aircraft like the Airbus 320s "Usually pilots have to practice landings on active runways Gondia was an opportunity to practice landings at an inactive one" he said It is another matter that even the number of pilots expected to be trained by the flying intitutues at Gondia is short of the mark The CAG report has noted that the demand for pilot training at NFTI as envisaged in the DPR has not been realised The number of pilots actually trained was 336 as against 770 number of pilots targeted to be trained during the period from 2008-09 to 2014-15 The short utilisation of seats contributed to losses in operation of NFTI The former AAI official said that the airport construction at Gondia was done keeping in mind its strategic location and the fact that it was major railway junction between Delhi and Mumbai "There was a feasibility of commercial flight operations at Gondia since the nearest airport then is at Nagpur which is a two-hour road journey away It was ideal for landing small aircraft like the ATRs but in India ATR operations have been restricted Airlines perhaps did not find enough traffic to justify operations at Gondia" Gondia is symptomatic of India’s ghost airports Across the country airports have been constructed for political or reasons other than commercial viability – leaving them unviable According to a reply in Parliament by Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapathi Raju the maximum number of ghost airports lie in Maharashtra – at Gondia Juhu Kolhapur and Sholapur Akola and Jalgaon Rajasthan and Punjab have three each in the list at stations such as Jaisalmer Bhatinda Ludhiana and Pathankot There is a ghost airport at Shimla too which has been in the news recently after the Supreme Court showed its displeasure at the state of affairs Scheduled flights stopped landing at this airport since October 2012 but now the AAI says it has completed re-carpeting work on the runway and made it fit for operation of ATR aircraft Though these airports do not handle scheduled flights staff has to be paid and depreciation accounted for So the AAI continues to incur losses on ghost airports which do not service any flights In 2014-15 Hyderabad’s Begumpet airport saw the highest government expenditure among all ghost airports at over Rs 67 crore followed by Bengaluru’s HAL airport at over Rs 58 crore and Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport at almost Rs 47 crore The AAI official quoted earlier pointed out that Juhu incurs heavy expense as high security has to be maintained for operations of ONGC whereas Delhi’s Safdarjung airport has to be kept operational for VVIP chopper flights for which the government pays nothing The AAI official said not everywhere has AAI invested indiscriminately in creating airports where airlines would not find viability He said Jaisalmer in Rajasthan was developed to promote tourism but Air India stopped operations in 2012 He said many of these airports have seen small investments and have been built keeping traffic potential in mind So just Rs 30 crore was spent to refurbish Jaisalmer in 2011 just Rs 10 crore for the airport at Gondia and even airports at Cudappah in Andhra Pradesh and Bhatinda saw small investments But still scheduled flights remain a pipe dream at most such airports as airlines want some support from the state government besides the right kind of aircraft to fly there Perhaps the draft Regional Connectivity Scheme which is expected to become operational soon will breathe some life into India’s ghost airports After hearing the arguments, ? said Mudgerikar.lentils,vegetables, Experts inside and outside the government have pointed to Russian-backed actors as the source of the hack, “The nominee on the other side promises to do things 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