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by Sicanta
11 Jul 2017 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 40233

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack

Are the bjp minister beginning to believe what they are preaching here? First MoS PMO Jitendra and now HM himself spouting pseudo-secularism. 'Kadi ninda' alone did not seem sufficient this time it seems. MoS Jitendra - He is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Executive member and was the chief...
by Sicanta
11 Jul 2017 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 40233

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

Then this -

barkha duttVerified account @BDUTT
For months writ of the State has been missing in Kashmir -I would have held neither elections nor the Yatra in such times #AmarnathYatra
by Sicanta
11 Jul 2017 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 40233

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

BBC tries to depict a case of bus being caught in crossfire, when the terrorists attacked police. No mention that http://indiatoday.intoday.in/video/amarnath-yatra-anantnag-terror-attack-kashmir-jammu-srinagar-highway-bus-attack-survivor/1/999089.html Tour operator Yogesh Prajapati, who was present ...
by Sicanta
10 Jul 2017 18:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Apart from GE, Alstom to set up Rs 20k-cr Bihar unit to make 800 high-power locomotives http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/alstom-to-set-up-rs-20k-cr-bihar-unit-to-make-800-high-power-locomotives-117062500145_1.html "The factory is under construction and phase one is expected to...
by Sicanta
02 Jul 2017 17:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 104900

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

One return a month, not 3; rates lower than VAT: Adhia busts 7 GST myths

http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 348_1.html
by Sicanta
02 Jul 2017 10:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 104900

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

What is this - Anti-profiteering Authority’? Dont we have CCI to stop cartelisation?
by Sicanta
19 Jun 2017 20:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

No. of passengers who traveled in different classes of AC segment for the year 2015-16

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by Sicanta
17 Jun 2017 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 549678

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiypsby0MTUAhXHP48KHSYUDNwQFggoMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mckinsey.com%2F~%2Fmedia%2FMcKinsey%2FGlobal%2520Themes%2FEmployment%2520and%2520Growth%2FA%2520new%2520emphasis%2...
by Sicanta
15 Jun 2017 17:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 450
Views: 50055

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Can't civic sence, civility, manners, etc be taught as a subject in schools? They are taught as a subject. At my big school, it was 'Social Work and ....' something. But a graded activity=waste of time, so the lessons were never conducted :) Got straight A's though so can be called my best subject ...
by Sicanta
10 Jun 2017 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 549678

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-09/india-s-top-court-delays-modi-s-plan-to-link-taxes-biometric-id Indian citizens cannot be forced to enroll for a 12-digit unique identity number to be able file tax returns, the country’s top court said in a ruling that may be a hurdle for Prime Mi...
by Sicanta
09 Jun 2017 09:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 549678

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Physical banks too are changing. Along with UPI apps, recently tried out SBI mingle - pretty good app. Has made redundant 3 third party apps for me.
by Sicanta
09 Jun 2017 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 549678

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Online banking will kill physical banks in 5-6 years - Amitabh Kant

http://www.financialexpress.com/industr ... nt/708673/
by Sicanta
08 Jun 2017 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 434189

Re: Internal Security Watch

Reg the Mandsaur farmer agitation in MP where 6 farmers died in police action, MP police claim they never fired only. Republic tv carried the same claim. Then the Q arises, who fired on the farmers? Sinister-ish CTs arise. Wouldn't rule out Cong types allying with mafia types or even phoren powers ...
by Sicanta
30 May 2017 13:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Lack of public washrooms is definitely not an issue in Delhi. Still we had DU students beat a rickshaw driver to death when he objected against them urinating in public place
by Sicanta
27 May 2017 23:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 549678

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Failure of debt laden Telecom operators can trigger defaults - bankers to government

http://m.economictimes.com/news/economy ... 847744.cms
by Sicanta
22 May 2017 06:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

This has nothing to do with the broken window fallacy. Is it possible that these stone pelters were paid to destroy NM's image of being a developer? Sure. Could it be that these are people who aren't getting what they feel "entitled to"? Sure. Where is the need to break windows to create ...
by Sicanta
21 May 2017 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Lucknow - mumbai AC superfast derails between lko-kanpur. Being an lhb train. thankfully no injuries or worse. And this is the route that the next tejas lko - new delhi announced in budget is supposed to ply on from july.
by Sicanta
10 May 2017 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 434189

Re: Internal Security Watch

Regarding NCERT and overall 'kichad' in this arena - Anthropologist Mr BB Kumar appointed as ICSSR head http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/ncert-textbooks-driven-by-political-agenda-iccsr-chief-bb-kumar/660958/ Meanwhile Guha burnishing his credentials - https://twitter.com/Ram_Guha/status/8...
by Sicanta
06 May 2017 16:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

No, i believe. BTW, that engine above with the rajdhani is from Tughlaqabad shed of Delhi division of NR. Mostly this shed serves the trains going to south and central. The only exception being that this may be DBRT rajdhani going through lko (not kanpur) which is hauled the entire way by diesel.
by Sicanta
02 May 2017 16:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 549678

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

RBI chief Urjit Patel takes a dig at US over H-1B visa; asks where would Apple, Cisco, IBM be without global talent http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/where-would-apple-ibm-be-if-not-for-talent-from-across-globe-says-rbi-guv-117042600054_1.html “I don’t think that we have heard...
by Sicanta
28 Apr 2017 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 434189

Re: Internal Security Watch

Twitter - Gambhir to bear full expenses of the children of 25 crpf personnel martyred. His media manager confirms to Ani.
by Sicanta
27 Apr 2017 13:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1535
Views: 225642

Re: India's Power Sector

Could someone with knowledge explain how UDAY works? I know that the basic feature is to pass on 75% of the discom debt to the state govt and 25% as bonds to investors. The 75% that the state buys, can then be sold on to other investors. But I seem to be missing something here, because the underlyi...
by Sicanta
26 Apr 2017 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 434189

Re: Internal Security Watch

Lots of details but in hindi

15 फीट ऊंचाई से पेड़ों पर चढ़कर की फायरिंग

http://mnaidunia.jagran.com/chhattisgar ... ws-1121318
by Sicanta
26 Apr 2017 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 434189

Re: Internal Security Watch

The way the maoist chief kishen was targeted, this hidma too should be finished off. Will send the required message while keeping the developmental work on in bastar.
by Sicanta
25 Apr 2017 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 434189

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Ground Report: How Bastar Has Been Preparing For The Final Push Against The Maoists

https://swarajyamag.com/politics/ground ... he-maoists
by Sicanta
25 Apr 2017 15:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 434189

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

{I have a question - are the villagers working for monetary benefits or is it ideological? Former would be easier to wean away. Plus what does indeed happen at these mines?} IMO - neither . its just their way of life. Most have family members with the rebels, alot of the older ones have been ex reb...
by Sicanta
25 Apr 2017 14:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Well, not really :). The LHB-ization plan was finalized during UPA times itself, and IR has simply been following it. I actually expected SP to speed up the transition, but perhaps logistical issues prevented him from doing so (ICF was producing the older rakes till this year). SP has done very wel...
by Sicanta
25 Apr 2017 14:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

@Sicanta ji, 2AC has 48 berths in ICF coaches. Perhaps you meant the newer LHB coaches, which are longer and have an extra bay? Yes. All Rajdhanis, ac exp, and many other premium trains have already been allotted these rakes. Indeed in last year or so, the allotment has picked up pace. All credit t...
by Sicanta
25 Apr 2017 14:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 434189

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Lets not blame the CRPF for this. the situation on the ground is a whole lot of grey. Let me give you an example. A cousin of mine recently finished shooting a movie deep in the middle of Naxal/Left Terror Territory in Chhattisgarh. To get permission to shoot a CRPF company was deployed for "p...
by Sicanta
25 Apr 2017 03:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

rahulm wrote:3Ac sleeps 72, 2Ac sleeps 48. You do the maths on toilet ratio, chit chat noise ect.

Plus 2AC have reading lights for every berth. It's a different matter whether you get one that works or not is a lottery.


2AC has 54.
by Sicanta
23 Apr 2017 14:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

No, I remember an IR report being quoted a lot which said ki AC 2 is loss making coach, some Rs 500 crore loss last year or so. AC 3 is the only profit making one and there is always a long waiting list running into 100's. These coaches won't run empty if more are added. Interesting, can you share ...
by Sicanta
23 Apr 2017 10:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

If 2 AC is being removed, then it leaves very little incentive for me to use a train. Almost everyone in my family circle uses 2AC by preference and 3AC only if 2ac is not available. Otherwise, rather take a flight. They are not going to remove these coaches from rajdhani, premier trains or any rou...
by Sicanta
22 Apr 2017 13:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

No, I remember an IR report being quoted a lot which said ki AC 2 is loss making coach, some Rs 500 crore loss last year or so. AC 3 is the only profit making one and there is always a long waiting list running into 100's. These coaches won't run empty if more are added.
by Sicanta
22 Apr 2017 12:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3418
Views: 489496

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Considering the life span of coaches, and the size of economy ours will be, we really need to do away with non-ac coaches across the board. It's a real punishment to travel in these heat ovens when temperatures in most part of India is above 40 for months. ट्रेनों से हटेंगे AC-2 कोच, बेसिक किराए मे...

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