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it is a gutsy thing to do. on the eve of his departure to Washington to address Congress on the issue. Another IPS officer, 2014 6:05 pm Ashwini Ponappa and Jwala Gutta have hit form in time for the tournament.he would surely arrange a meeting with the new DPI(S) once he takes over, said Veena Rawatmother of one of the children With around 20 children in the age bracket 6-18 years attending the centre in the morning session and another 15 in the evening the centre has been running since 2008 The societywhich sent a proposal to provide support to children with learning disabilities to the Education Department on February 262008was given permission to run the centre in two rooms of the school It was allowed to carry on the activities for one yearie from May 152008to May 142009 Thereafterthe tenure was not extended and the notice stated that since May 142009the society had been illegally using and occupying the said premises Though the parents are satisfied with the improvement in their childrenthe centre is charging a fee from these students While around Rs 2000 is charged from students of the morning sessionRs 3000 is charged from those attending the evening classes This too is stated to be one of the reasons for the departments objections to the societys activities How can commercial activities be run from government premises during school hoursit has asked The Education Department is providing education in separate centres as well as schools under the SSA scheme to around 3500 children with special needs (CWSN) These include blindnesslow visionhearing impairmentspeech problemsorthopedic impairmentmental retardationcerebral palsymultiple disability and autism For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 30 2010 11:12 pm Related News Over 250 people surrounded the Wadala police station on Sunday in protest against the failure of the police in tracing two minor girls who allegedly eloped with two youths around 20 days ago The parents of the girls alleged that even though a police team had traced the youths to Uttar Pradeshthey had returned empty-handed We lodged a missing person complaint with the Wadala police after my 14-year-old daughter and her 15-year-old friend went missing It was found that two youthswho used to work as labourers in the areawere also not seen Then the police filed a kidnapping case against the youths after an inquiry? During the scuffle, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 22.

2017 4:10 pm The new dress code which came into effect at the Marathon Classic has caused a social media storm. BMS has announced country-wide protests on 8 July against the decision and warned implementation of the 7th pay commission’s recommendations may lead to industrial unrest. Though comedian Sourav Ghosh posted an apology on his Facebook page for “saying some silly things”, “Met LG. says he definitely wants another child. 2010 12:03 am Related News * Out of the 19 World Cups so far, a mediator, DOTS reduces the frequent periods of absenteeism from work, he adds. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

The latest rankings also take into account the performances in the first Test at Galle between India and Sri Lanka where the visitors won by 304 runs to take a 1-0 series lead with two Test matches to go.” Richa Chadha tweeted. it was 131/5) in the first 19 overs has given Dhoni the freedom to try out different options.Dr Naresh Gulati said they have written to Director of the Metrological department to set up observatories in some of the blocks in Jalandhar where the weather conditions are erratic. 2011 12:30 am Related News International players along with major Indian companies including Anil Ambani Group have shown interest in setting up the country? Ramdas Athawale, (Source: PTI) Related News Much before the final began, The current shortfall estimates of 150-200 bn units are misleading, Grampower etc. the coverage is limited and fragmented not sufficient to create the “Solar” movement needed for wider proliferation This has also led to spawning of low quality solar products taking advantage of increasing awareness but their shoddy performance is denting the consumer confidence slowing the down their adoptability and penetration of Solar products Solar microgrids are big opportunities for rural areas raising big hope for cost-effective generation at this smaller scale A solar microgrid typically comprises of a Solar panel array installed in a central location in a village The electricity generated in the day is stored in the solar batteries and is supplied to the subscribing customers in the evening/ night through electrical cables laid either over head or underground The customers pay for an initial installation costs which may also include the cost of CFL/LED lights provided and the usage is charged either as fixed charges where a fixed supply is provided for defined hours to all customers or through meter-based charging where electricity meters are installed and the customers pay as per their usage where both postpaid and prepaid models are implemented with microgrid enterprises preferring prepaid model due to erratic payment patterns in rural areas A typical microgrid of 5 KW serving 90-100 households will currently cost around Rs 5 Lakhs (including installation and wiring) requiring around Rs 10000 annually for maintenance and additional cost of around Rs 50000 for replacements costs (batteries electronic equipment etc) every 4-5 years So assuming 20 years lifecycle the total cost in present terms would be Rs 65-7 Lakhs The set-up will generate 40 units of electricity daily – around 12000 units annually (with 8 hrs of effective sunlight for 300 days in a year) We can assess the economics of this microgrid through two perspectives Firstly from a federal perspective these 12000 units would provide a total savings of Rs 18 Lakhs per annum assuming economic cost of grid supply to rural areas at around Rs 15 (including cost of generation and transmission T&D losses etc) This gives us a pay-back of 39 years on the micro-grid plant However the enterprise operating the microgrid has to charge a tariff rate equivalent to that for grid supply Considering the tariff of Rs 7 per unit (factoring in the likely increase in grid tariffs) the annual revenue from 12000 units would be Rs 84000 giving a payback of 83 years However if a subsidy is extended to these enterprises the payback period can be reduced At 50% subsidy on capital costs the payback period would be around 42 years The project will provide an internal rate of return (IRR) of 30-35% which is good enough for a start At 60% subsidy the payback period will reduce to 33 years and the IRR will be 35-40% The payback period will further drop and IRR will improve with better financial sops including subsidies soft loans tax holiday etc The question is why government should provide such high subsidy and financial support The answer lies in multiple benefits shared earlier – more supply for industrial and service sector lower crude import bill reduced health and environment support costs and better socio-economic development through education communication and e-governance Alongwith the financial support the government will have to also build the right environment for microgrid enterprises to smoothly setup their projects and operate them without much hassle The disbursal of subsidy access to soft loans and tax breaks should be uncomplicated and painless Requisite policies and guidelines should be released promptly and with minimal ambiguity on regulatory and governance Corporates should be encouraged to invest in microgrid ventures as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mandate Promoting wider proliferation of more efficient LED lighting products will further enhance the impact of solar power generated Besides these microgrid enterprises can augment their profitability by leveraging their presence in rural areas to exploit other synergistic opportunities such as extending Solar power to telecom towers distribution and retailing of solar products like Solar water pumps Solar lights etc In last few years telecom towers have emerged as the second largest consumers of diesel consuming around 3 bn litres annually The key perpetrators are telecom towers in rural areas where to ensure network availability diesel generators are required to operate for almost half the day Despite special efforts by the telecom and tower companies to shift to renewable energy sources the progress have been slow due to strong resistance from interests involved in diesel pilferage which has become menacingly huge As the microgrid enterprises get entrenched in the rural social fabric hopefully they will be able to break this resistance gradually So there is a strong business case for promoting rapid proliferation of microgrids by building a strong ecosystem including financial regulatory manufacturing and trade practices and support from local administration and government bodies with both the central and state governments to play their respective roles particularly on the subsidy front where the burden will have to be shared by them For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 12 2017 6:11 pm Ashish Nehra is the only Indian bowler to take 2 six-wicket hauls in his career (Source: Express) Related News Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday The left-arm seamer who consistently struggled with injuries decided that it was time to move on and hand over the baton to the young guns of Indian cricket and his final match will be at his home ground in Delhi where India will clash against New Zealand in the first T20I of the three-match series Looking back at his distinguished career Nehra has made several defining moments But one spell that always stands out is his 6 for 23 against England in the ICC World Cup (2003) Considering that the winner of the match would go on to qualify for the next round Nehra’s magical spell assumes even more significance Set for a tricky target of 251 England began amicably Nehra who had remained wicketless before the match gave India the momentum by dismissing skipper Naseer Hussain In the very next delivery he dismissed Alec Stewart After that he also went on to dismiss Michael Vaughan Paul Collingwood This tilted the match in India’s favour as half the English side was back in the hut Any chance of a recovery was dealt a hammer blow when Nehra came back to dismiss Craig White and then took the sixth wicket by scalping Ronnie Irani Deservedly Nehra was awarded the man of the match His figures of 6/23 still remain as the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in World cup history Another interesting fact is that Nehra is the only Indian bowler to take 2 six-wicket hauls in a career The wiry pacer’s spell at Kingsmead Durban will surely be remembered for a long time even after he is long gone For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday appreciated the gesture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spend Diwali with people of the flood-affected state "I appreciate the gesture of @narendramodi to mark Diwali by spending it with the flood affected people of J&K in Srinagar the worst hit" Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter Omar Abdullah AFP In an apparent reference to opposition PDP the Chief Minister said those questioning the timing of Prime Minister’s visit on Diwali instead of Eid would also be cursing the government due to restrictions necessitated by either strike called by the separatists or security arrangements made for such high profile visits "The people asking why Diwali & why not Eid would’ve been the same people cursing because of the restrictions caused by hartal/security" he said "Let’s just appreciate that @narendramodi is in Srinagar on his festival and not at home celebrating as he normally would have been doing" he added The Prime Minister on Tuesday tweeted that he would be spending Diwali with flood-affected "brothers and sisters" in Srinagar PTI Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: January 29 2017 5:17 am Top News Two persons who allegedly tried to disrupt an official event held on Wednesday to declare a panchayat in Khargone district as Open Defecation Free (ODF) were arrested by the police Gambhir Singh and Lakhan Singh were taken into custody after the surfacing of a video in which the former is seen questioning District Collector Ashok Varma about the futility of the programme in Bodhgaon village when many houses lacked toilets In the video Varma is heard warning Gambhir: “Do thappad padenge sab thik ho jayega (two slaps and everything will be all right)” The incident came to light when the duo were released from custody on Thursday even as the police claimed that they belonged to rival political parties “Had we not taken them into custody BJP supporters would have attacked them for repeated disruptions’’ a police official said District Collector Varma said that a group of people had repeatedly tried to disrupt the event and interrupted officials at various locations inside the village while the programme was being conducted Varma said he did not order the arrests and that the police action followed after he left the village Watch what else is making news “I did warn him (Gambhir) but the video appeared to have been shot as part of a conspiracy to provoke me into saying something drastic Otherwise why would I warn someone on camera’’ the collector said referring to the interview he was giving to a local journalist when Gambhir Singh intervened one more time Gambhir had also raised doubts over the event claiming that the programme was an eyewash as the panchayat office had remained closed for two years On his part Varma alleged that the interview appeared to have been planned to give some disgruntled and politically-oriented villagers an opportunity to question him As per official records 418 out of 600 panchayats in the district had reached ODF targets Varma said Old and non-functional toilets were rebuilt in some places Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has sought a detailed report on the incident Congress state chief Arun Yadav said the police action reminded one of British Raj For all the latest Bhopal News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Las Vegas | Published: October 8 2017 1:33 pm Demetrious Johnson landed a heavy body kick in the first round and was able to gain top control (Source: AP) Top News Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his flyweight title for a record-breaking 11th time stopping Ray Borg by armor submission at 3:15 of fifth round Saturday night at UFC 216 The card was the first major sporting event in Las Vegas since the mass shooting that killed 58 people this week A moment of silence kicked off the pay-per-view portion of the event then a handful of survivors and first responders were brought into the octagon and recognized as Everlast performed “America the Beautiful” The UFC has pledged to donate $1 million to help victims and their families The 31-year-old Johnson (27-2-1) broke the defense record he shared with longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva “Shout out to Las Vegas” Johnson said “Thank you so much to all the first responders” Borg dropped to 11-3 “Ray Borg was running his mouth” Johnson said “I got the suplex and the armor I knew I got it” Also Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee to win the UFC’s interim lightweight title Ferguson survived a slam and another takedown secured a triangle choke and forced Lee to tap out at 4:02 of the third round “Whewwww” Ferguson shouted after the fight “Feels good This is exactly the way I wanted it to be” Ferguson improved to 23-3 and Lee dropped to 16-3 Johnson landed a heavy body kick in the first round and was able to gain top control working from half-guard for most of the round while neutralizing any offense from Borg In the second round Borg was able to press forward and secure a short takedown before briefly taking Johnson’s back Johnson offered a quick reversal and was once again on top of Borg in dominant position The third round found Borg looking to secure another single-leg takedown early only to be reversed once again with Johnson on top Johnson’s ever-active smothering grappling rendered Borg ineffective for most of the first three rounds Most of Borg’s energy was spent simply trying to escape his disadvantaged position while fighting off submission attempts Johnson was able to mount Borg shortly toward the end of a dominating round Borg pressed early in the fourth and took Johnson down with an impressive takedown Johnson true to form wasted little time in scrambling back to top position and controlled from there for much of the remainder of the round The final round was much of the same with Johnson securing multiple takedowns while keeping Borg on the defense Late in the round Johnson secured Borg’s back executed a slam and transitioned to an armbar Johnson locked in the submission and forced Borg to tap Lee was able to takedown and mount Ferguson in a dominant first round The two stood toe-to-toe for much of the second round with neither fighter gaining a distinct advantage Lee looked to be in control in the third round with a slam and top control Ferguson however was able to stay focused from bottom position working potential submissions until he was able to secure a triangle around Lee’s neck “I knew I had to weather the storm and he was going to waste his energy” Ferguson said “Then I knew I’d get the submission” Ferguson has won 10 straight fights He called out lightweight champion Connor McGregor in an expletive laden post-fight rant Lee was humble in defeat “I have nothing but respect for this man I’ll be back” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News 2016 5:29 pm Nasir Hossain was not part of the Bangladesh squad that drew 2-2 with Zimbabwe in the recent series in Khulna.

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