Gujarat to give 33 per cent quota to women in police forcePublished by Headlines Today on 2014-06-25 at 09:10:33
Crediting her predecessor and mentor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Anandiben Patel added that Gujarat never saw any communal riots over a decade and this was the reason for the State’s overall development.
100 twitter shares, 6867 retweets and 19 favorites
DelhiDibrugarh Rajdhani Express derails in Bihar during Maoist bandh four deadPublished by Hindustan Times on 2014-06-25 at 05:26:25
At least four passengers were killed and eight injured when the DelhiDibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed at Golden Ganj station near Chhapra early Wednesday Helpline numbers nbspNew Delhi 01123342954 Rly 03022280 SSChhapra Kachehari 0152243409 Additional helpline numbers inside
103 twitter shares, 2169 retweets and 35 favorites
Shots Fired At Pak Plane While Landing in Peshawar, 1 KilledPublished by NDTV on 2014-06-25 at 01:32:55
One person was killed and two others injured tonight when shots were fired at a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane landing at the Peshawar airport.
100 twitter shares, 397 retweets and 4 favorites
New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani derails in Bihar, 4 killed; sabotage fearedPublished by Headlines Today on 2014-06-25 at 10:38:17
Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar did not rule out a conspiracy angle into the incident, considering the call of a shutdown by the Maoists in Bihar on Thursday. On the other hand, train superintendent Daljit Singh claimed that the passengers heard sounds of explosion at the time of mishap. Contact: Helpline numbers
59 twitter shares, 363 retweets and 17 favorites
CBI nabs Delhi agent for misusing VVIP quota to confirm raillway ticketsPublished by Times of India on 2014-06-25 at 07:01:59
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Pune, arrested a Delhi-based travel agent here on Monday evening in connection with a nation-wide scam where railway reservations were fraudulently confirmed through the VVIP quota.
36 twitter shares, 286 retweets and 18 favorites
LPG cylinder prices may be hiked every monthPublished by Headlines Today on 2014-06-25 at 09:13:59
The previous UPA government had in January 2013 decided to raise diesel prices by up to 50 paisa litre every month.
31 twitter shares, 237 retweets and 14 favorites
Surviving Without Money, 30-Year-Old Woman’s Year-Long AdventurePublished by NDTV on 2014-06-25 at 09:19:40
For one year, Greta Taubert renounced our consumer society. Eating, drinking and dressing without spending a cent, the 30-year-old German woman wanted to see what life would be like if the economic sy…
57 twitter shares, 212 retweets and 10 favorites
Average seasonal rainfall in India on a declinePublished by Headlines Today on 2014-06-25 at 09:31:55
After studying trends of monsoon rains over 60 years, the researchers have warned of extreme weather conditions in future.
18 twitter shares, 195 retweets and 6 favorites
World Cup: Godin’s header takes Uruguay to round of 16Published by Headlines Today on 2014-06-25 at 04:12:43
Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 to reach the second round of the World Cup. Match Photos
45 twitter shares, 117 retweets and 19 favorites
Maharashtra’s tallest peak gets ‘power’ful push for tourismPublished by Times of India on 2014-06-25 at 07:04:04
Trekkers and tourists visiting Kalsubai will be able to stay overnight, thanks to the electrification of the peak by the Maharashtra state electricity distribution company ltd. At 1,646 metres or approximately 5,400 feet, Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra.
39 twitter shares, 122 retweets and 7 favorites
Transgender raped by police in Ajmer Published by The Hindu on 2014-06-25 at 01:59:57
A transgender was sexually assaulted in a police station in Ajmer, allegedly by three police personnel, after she was taken into custody on ‘fictitious’ charges.The policemen allegedly too…
35 twitter shares, 118 retweets and 6 favorites
9 positive votes on Reddit
Prepare for 10% water cuts if it doesn’t rain for another weekPublished by Mid Day on 2014-06-25 at 08:27:22
The rain gods haven’t been kind to Mumbai so far this year, and if their intransigence continues for another week or so, Mumbai will see water cuts. Senior officials from the BMC said 10% water cuts may be imposed from the first week of July itself.
Of the seven lakes which supply water to the city, two (Middle and Upper Vaitarna) are at their lowest drawable level. As of yesterday, the seven lakes combined held 1.43 lakh million litres of water stock, which is less than half of the 3 lakh million litres that was there on June 24 last year.
The current stock will last only till July end, and the city requires at least 12-13 lakh million litres for water to be supplied throughout the year without cuts. The BMC supplies 3,450 million litres of water daily to the city against the requirement of about 4,200 million litres.
“It is a serious issue and if there is no rain for the next few days, we will have to impose water cuts. People have to start saving water from today itself.” said a senior civic official. The civic body is also preparing a ‘save water’ campaign, which will be run through newspaper advertisements and hoardings.
“Water cuts will, of course, not be necessary if it starts raining properly soon. We are hoping the situation will improve in the coming weeks,” added the official.
Cloud seedingThe BMC is also exploring the cloud seeding option. It has already invited pre-bid tenders and two companies have reportedly shown interest in the experiment, which will happen — if at all it does — only in a month.
The last cloud seeding experiments, conducted in 2009, had failed because of the lack of technical information. The BMC had spent Rs 9 crore on 116 such experiments, most of which yielded no results.
BMC’s Hydraulic Engineer Ramesh Bambale, who heads the civic water department, refused to comment.
25 twitter shares, 127 retweets and 3 favorites
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