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by Sicanta
20 Apr 2017 18:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

But can talgo carry enough number of passengers? A typical rajdhani with 18 coaches (plus 2 eog) can carry around 1100 paassengers.
by Sicanta
18 Apr 2017 22:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

mughalsarai is where lot of the jharkhand coal goes for distribution to thermal plants and industries nationwide. Problem is allahabad. There are 3 tracks coming from one side with very heavy traffic on kanpur (to delhi and west)and satna (to mumbai and south) line. And the layout is such that traf...
by Sicanta
18 Apr 2017 00:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558732

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Low credit growth, high GDP suggest decoupling: SBI http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/low-credit-growth-high-gdp-suggest-decoupling-sbi-117041700593_1.html Credit growth falls to 60-year low http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/credit-growth-falls-to-60-year-low-11...
by Sicanta
15 Apr 2017 22:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Just 3 days back, Patna Rajdhani was robbed. One would certainly expect the rpf escort to stop these robberies in premier trains atleast.
by Sicanta
15 Apr 2017 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yes, very poor maintenance plus manifold increase in the number of trains - passenger and freight passing through. LKO - MB is an alternate route for delhi (Via Kanpur) traffic plus main route for jammu-asr traffic. Max speed is 100 km/hr with numerous tsr/psr enroute. Coaches shake like anything at...
by Sicanta
15 Apr 2017 20:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Well, it is no secret that Lko NR and NCR overall are among the worst divisions/zone in India. Allahabad division of NCR regularly tops the worst rankings. Just the other day, Lucknow Shatabdi ran over what was later found to be cracked rail line. In just 3 years, NR has seen following major acciden...
by Sicanta
14 Apr 2017 08:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Alstom, Bombardier tap India as urban railway export center

http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 013_1.html
by Sicanta
14 Apr 2017 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558732

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Alstom, Bombardier tap India as urban railway export center http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/alstom-bombardier-tap-india-as-urban-railway-export-center-117041400013_1.html India services export up 5.9% in February, import up marginally http://www.business-standard.com/article...
by Sicanta
13 Apr 2017 18:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558732

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Statsguru: Worsening state finances http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/statsguru-worsening-state-finances-117041000035_1.html States be given more leeway to meet deficit targets, says FRBM panel http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/states-be-given-more-leeway...
by Sicanta
13 Apr 2017 17:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558732

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Service tax to move up from 15% to 18% under GST, says Hasmukh Adhia http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/service-tax-to-move-up-from-15-to-18-under-gst-says-hasmukh-adhia-117041300481_1.html There are 60 services exempt from service tax, including education, healthcare, religiou...
by Sicanta
13 Apr 2017 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558732

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Suraj wrote:I support Arvind Subramanian's position here. The FRBM act originally only dealt with the primary deficit. This new mission creep into many different goals looks like nothing more than a 'make work' monitoring goal from the panel for themselves .


Can you please elaborate more on this issue?
by Sicanta
13 Apr 2017 01:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558732

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

FRBM panel recommends 3% fiscal deficit target for FY18-FY20 http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/frbm-panel-recommends-3-fiscal-deficit-target-for-fy18-fy20-117041200863_1.html It recommended fiscal deficit to be cut to 2.8% in 2020-21 fiscal and to 2.5% by FY23 War of words bre...
by Sicanta
18 Mar 2017 02:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558732

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

UP gets another AMRUT gift from Modi: Projects worth Rs 4,239 crore for urban development http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/up-gets-another-amrut-gift-from-modi-projects-worth-rs-4239-crore-for-urban-development/articleshow/57693530.cms The latest approvals take total ...
by Sicanta
17 Mar 2017 11:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558732

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Foreigners outlook

Can Uttar Pradesh now really become India’s Uttam Pradesh?

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 678788.cms
by Sicanta
07 Mar 2017 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 904
Views: 94849

Re: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent

The one holed up in lko killed. 2 more are reported to be hiding in lucknow.
by Sicanta
07 Mar 2017 18:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 904
Views: 94849

Re: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent

Encounter under way in Lucknow... of all places. The headline says "terrorist" for a change, instead of "militant" or "ultra" or "gangster" http://m.timesofindia.com/city/lucknow/encounter-underway-with-suspected-terrorist-in-lucknow/articleshow/57517500.cms ...
by Sicanta
07 Mar 2017 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4324
Views: 447892

Re: Internal Security Watch

Daljit chowdhry (ADG) - input from outside state, one terrorist caught in kanpur who told about the one in Lucknow (thakurganj,Chowk) - Muslim area. Ujjain train blast related. IS module. 3 more arrested in Madhya pradesh.
by Sicanta
02 Mar 2017 03:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 307337

Re: Indian Interests

Why These Muslim Women, Survivors Of Triple Talaq, Went Over To The BJP

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/02/28 ... mg00000001
by Sicanta
26 Feb 2017 18:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 459736

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

And btw, delhites have this mentality of being superior to anyone coming from tier 2 city also. Plus , correct me if i am wrong, has law ever discriminated against the two groups? Here we go again.. from racialism to regionalism, eh? ;-) As it happens, most Delhiites are immigrants. Many from Tier ...
by Sicanta
26 Feb 2017 18:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 459736

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Well, I don't live in the US, I live in Delhi. I know how North Easterners (chinkis) & Africans (habshis) are treated here, despite their unthreateningly minuscule numbers. Which is why I find it very hard to summon a feeling of moral superiority wrt to an entire race of people without feeling ...
by Sicanta
17 Jan 2017 22:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I don't see what's the issue with lcd screens here. It's a feature that has been available in most shatabdis, namely lucknow, kanpur and kalka, since a year or so.
by Sicanta
16 Jan 2017 02:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Austin wrote:Indian Railways' New 'Luxury' Chair Cars With Aircraft-Like Features



Tejas express i believe. First one is scheduled to ply between lucknow and Anand Vihar Delhi.
by Sicanta
05 Jan 2017 16:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Note ban most disruptive policy innovation since 1991: Ex-RBI Guv Subbarao http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/note-ban-most-disruptive-policy-innovation-since-1991-ex-rbi-guv-subbarao-117010500585_1.html Former Reserve Bank governor D Subbarao on Thursday termed demonetisation ...
by Sicanta
30 Dec 2016 17:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

PM Modi launches BHIM app for digital payments http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/et-tv/pm-modi-launches-bhim-app-for-digital-payments/videoshow/56255803.cms BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) - a rebranded version of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service...
by Sicanta
29 Dec 2016 09:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Arhar prices fall below MSP after bumper crop http://www.livemint.com/Politics/tpyKMu4QhM9u9nSVEDAzkJ/Arhar-prices-fall-below-MSP-after-bumper-crop.html After moong, prices of arhar, a major rain-fed kharif crop, have plunged below support prices in major growing states such as Karnataka and Andhra...
by Sicanta
28 Dec 2016 16:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

UPI to be available offline: Govt to make digital payments user-friendly http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/upi-to-be-available-offline-govt-to-make-digital-payments-user-friendly-116122800457_1.html With emphasis on digital payments, the Centre plans to introduce a newer versi...
by Sicanta
28 Dec 2016 13:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

rahulm wrote:No one I talked to,has heard about UPI the Betamax of payments while the VHS ewallets spread their tentacles.


Each bank is coming up with multiple options, instead of concentrating on select options. That news article about a single upi app for all psb's seems to be a good idea now.
by Sicanta
28 Dec 2016 10:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Kashi wrote:The last accident too was near Kanpur (Kanpur Dehat) and was attributed to stress fracture.


That accident occurred on Kanpur-Jhansi route which goes to central and south india. This one has occurred on delhi route.
by Sicanta
28 Dec 2016 08:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3486
Views: 509053

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

15 bogies of Sealdah-Ajmer express train derail near Kanpur, 40 injured

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 211462.cms

Atleast 40 injured
by Sicanta
26 Dec 2016 23:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

India needs to move to a lower taxation level: Jaitley http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-needs-to-move-to-a-lower-taxation-level-jaitley-116122600274_1.html Modi says law against benami property soon: What you should know http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-...
by Sicanta
26 Dec 2016 23:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Ordinance planned to impose penalty for holding junked notes http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/ordinance-planned-to-impose-penalty-for-holding-junked-notes-116122601023_1.html OMCs eye over 50% of retail sales in cashless mode by March http://www.business-standard.com/article/...
by Sicanta
26 Dec 2016 10:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

And most of these educated chaps probably know that the banks will get back what is owed to them. I would put down the rush to getting ones hands on new 500 notes.

Let's not tar everyone with the same feather.
by Sicanta
26 Dec 2016 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 307337

Re: Indian Interests

Triple Talaq Unconstitutional, Violates Muslim Women's Rights: Allahabad HC

http://www.news18.com/news/india/allaha ... 20688.html
by Sicanta
24 Dec 2016 00:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

India's growth to stay unchanged at 7.1% in 2017: Nomura http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-s-growth-to-stay-unchanged-at-7-1-in-2017-nomura-116122300675_1.html 200,000 farmers have mobile banking account now: Cooperative Banks body http://www.business-standard.com/articl...
by Sicanta
22 Dec 2016 17:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Dent on growth will be bigger than RBI's estimates: Nomura http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/dent-on-growth-will-be-bigger-than-rbi-s-estimates-nomura-116122200540_1.html Damage to India's economic growth is likely to be bigger than the RBI's estimates, as there could be a sharpe...
by Sicanta
22 Dec 2016 00:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709557

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Big push for digital economy: Government limits transaction fee on IMPS, NEFT transfer

http://www.financialexpress.com/economy ... er/481880/

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