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and doubts were raised that the local police might not investigate properly. 5 sessions courts shifted to Kala Ghoda Five sessions courts operating out of Sewree fast track premises have been shifted to Kala Ghoda premises on Tuesday The decision came after the Mazgaon Magistrate court was shifted to Sewree court following a structural audit report submitted to Bombay High Court Hoax warning messages: Case registered BMC has registered a case with the Mumbai Police Cyber Cell against unidentified persons for circulating fake messages warning citizens of heavy rainfall Messages requesting citizens to stay indoors were even received by some civic officers Mahesh Narvekarchief of the Disaster Management Cell has registered the under the Disaster Management Act For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 18 2012 12:32 am Related News The second and concluding day of the techno-management festAavishkar12organised by Panjab Universitys University Institute of Engineering Technology (UIET)witnessed various eventssuch as Circuit King and Mind Boggle-The Quiz,Robowars and Mud Rally as well as a robo-fight that kept participants entertained while also challenging them An event? Pataudi Chowk, which was approved by the Lok Sabha in May,provided for 1 per cent additional tax on inter-state tradeand commerce for two years or more as may be decided by theGST Council Even the Rajya Sabha Select Committee hadsuggested removal of this provision as it would lead tocascading of taxes A constitution amendment requires support of two-thirdmembers present and voting The amendment will then have to beapproved by 50 percent of all the state assemblies Congress originally mooted GST in 2006 and a constitutionamendment bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in March 2011 butit lapsed with the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha New Delhi: The story of bio toilets in Indian Railways follows the same old script – there are just not enough such toilets across the Railways network and there is obvious non-utilisation of funds earmarked for such toilets; many which are installed raise a stink on getting choked or becoming dysfunctional; almost two-thirds the supervisory staff is still not trained to handle the maintenance of such toilets; and passengers remain blissfully unaware of the ‘dos and don’ts’ of bio toilets So as per an audit by the Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) each bio toilet installed across the Railways network choked at least four times last fiscal and instead of reducing instances of choking in such toilets actually increased in 2016-17 over the previous fiscal In the Bengaluru coaching depot the instances of choking last fiscal were over 83 or once every fifth day on an average The Railways was unable to spend even half the funds allocated towards fitment and retro-fitment of bio toilets in 2016-17 but that has not stopped babus in Rail Bhawan from setting ambitious targets for the coming years: 40000 such toilets to be installed by March next year (2017-18) 60000 in 2018-19 and 30000 in calendar 2019 Apart from the general inefficiencies of the Railways which have marked its bio toilet journey it is also disheartening to see that passengers pushed down all manner of stuff into these bio toilets – either due to lack of awareness or due to a generally cavalier attitude – though the Railways says it provided stainless steel dustbins with each so that non-bio degradable trash is disposed off separately In its report on ‘Induction of bio-toilets in passenger coaches in Indian Railways’ the CAG states that almost one in four such dustbins had been stolen by passengers In this scenario is it any wonder that these toilets got choked Representational image Courtesy- News18 Sealdah Bilaspur and Porbander coaching depots reported the maximum loss (or theft) of these dustbins The Bilaspur coaching depot held the dubious distinction of having 817 bio toilets and 3601 missing steel dustbin complaints The Sealdah coaching depot had 1304 such toilets in 26 trains but reported 3536 complaints of missing dustbins In Gujarat also passengers seemed to like these dustbins as the Porbander depot reported that of the 846 bio toilets in 14 trains 2933 complaints or instances were of missing dustbins Of course maximum instances of toilet choking were not due to dustbin theft but working features such as ball valve failure The Bengaluru depot saw the maximum complaints under this head at 5036 but not a single instance of dustbin theft Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh held the dubious distinction of the maximum number of missing mugs which are placed near the bio toilets – 2200 such toilets and almost 16000 complaints of missing mugs In all the CAG said that of the 613 trains being handled in 32 coaching depots that it audited 160 trains did not have bio-toilets “In the remaining 453 trains having 25080 bio-toilets 199689 instances of deficiencies or complaints were noticed” With 102792 complaints choking seemed to be the most common problem for passengers regarding bio-toilets followed by complains of foul smell (16375) non-functional toilets (11462) non-availability of dustbins (21181) non-availability of mugs (22899) and other complaints like ball valve failure and wire ropes (24980) Remember the Railways operates 13313 passenger trains with a large fleet of 54506 coaches carrying 2221 million passengers daily across its network The toilet system conventionally used in passenger coaches was flush-type This involved untreated human waste being discharged directly onto the tracks and platform aprons A bio-toilet is an eco-friendly waste management solution which reduces solid human waste to bio-gas and water with the help of a bacterial inoculum through biological degradation of human waste It eliminates direct discharge of human waste from coach toilets onto railway tracks and platform aprons in stations and help avoid manual scavenging while keeping the platform aprons and trains clean Anaerobic bacteria inoculums used in the bio-toilets digest human waste converting it into water and gases (Methane and Carbon dioxide) Put simply this means bio toilets = end to open defecation across the Railways network On paper the installation of bio toilets sounds like an ideal solution to adhere to the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat slogan But on the ground things have not quite moved according to plan When the Railways initially thought of installing bio toilets they farmed out the contract to nine different suppliers and obviously suffered inconsistencies in quality deliveries and maintenance under warranty periods The CAG observed that due to inadequate progress of retro-fitment of bio-toilets in passenger coaches for 2015-16 (3352 percent up to September 2015) the Railway Board decided to place bulk order for supply installation and commissioning of approximately 80000 bio-toilets in in-service coaches This tender was floated in June 2016; and the Railway Board awarded the contract in August last year to nine different firms “It was observed that out of the nine firms on which orders were placed by Railway Board for supply of 20000 coach sets seven firms JSL Life Style Limited Omax Auto Limited Mohan Rail Components Private Limited Rail Fab Amit Engineers Hindustan Fibre Glass Works and Rail Tech had complaints pending against them regarding quantity and quality of material supplied against purchase orders placed by the Zonal Railways during 2015-16 and 2016-17” The Railways does not seem to have learnt from this fiasco since for future supplies it says it has identified some two dozen suppliers Lets now come to the part where the Railway supervisors are expected to maintain the toilets which did get installed straight away or through retro fitment The CAG found only 3662 percent supervisory and 2321 percent non-supervisory staff was trained in maintenance of bio-toilets since the issue of orders for imparting training That means only one in three supervisors and one in four other workers responsible for such toilets were at all trained It is apparent from the CAG’s findings that a lot of work needs to be done by the Railways in not juts improving the upkeep of installed bio toilets but in also procuring them and generating awareness about their use Written by Associated Press | Cannes | Published: May 16 2012 5:44 pm Related News The extravaganza named Cannes got under way Wednesday with Wes Anderson’s carefully composed whimsy and Sacha Baron Cohen’s theatrics Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is opening the 65th annual film festival with its premiere and the director as well as actors Bruce WillisEdward Norton and possibly Bill Murray will make their way down Cannes’ grand red carpet in the evening In the morningBaron Cohen held his latest stunt to promote his upcoming comedy’The Dictator’ The comedian held a press conference outside his hotelwhere he was flanked by two female faux-soldiers A camel was led to himwhich he (with some trouble) mounted and then rode down the Croisette to apparently take in some shopping As he slowly made his way down the streetBaron Cohen was mobbed by dozens of photographersbringing traffic to a halt and drawing the attention of police After a short strollBaron Cohen turned around and returned to the hotel — possibly to strike again later Such a stuntwhile certainly uniqueisn’t uncommon at Canneswhere movies often go to extremes to catch the eye of the world’s media The Cannes Film Festival runs through May 27 with eagerly anticipated films to come from Walter SallesDavid Cronenberg and Michael Haneke For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: December 2 2013 4:02 am Related News The police constablearrested in connection with kidnapping and rape of a widow in Jamnagarwas sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a local court in Jamnagar late on Saturday A month after the 40-year-old victim filed a complaint alleging abduction and rapeB division police of Jamnagar city arrested head constable Pancha Ahir (45) from his residence in that city Police said that Ahir was posted in Dwarka police station The B Division police produced Ahir before a magistrate and sought his remand late on Saturday Howeverthe court did not grant police plea and instead sent the constable to judicial custody Ahir has confessed his involvement in the crime He has said that he had an extra-marital affair with the woman and had taken her to Dwarka on the day of the crime in a car? Under the modified provisions of GST Constitutional? Even after arrest,” Top News Actor Raj Tarun and Hebah Patel have teamed up for the third time in the forthcoming Telugu entertainer Andhhagadu. has never lost in the first round at the tournament but he faces a tough opener against world number 33 Philipp Kohlschreiber who made the quarter-finals in 2012. The Serb who was also Wimbledon champion in 2011 has never lost in the first round at the tournament AFP Djokovic holds a 6-1 career advantage over the 31-year-old German Kohlschreiber’s only victory against Djokovic came at the 2009 French Open and the Serb has won the last five on the spin including a straight sets victory in the US Open fourth round last year But the champion is wary of the potential pitfalls as he opens play on Centre Court at 1200GMT "When you see Kohlschreiber in the first round you don’t look any further in the draw" said eight-time major winner Djokovic A victory for the Serb could give him a second round match-up against 2002 champion Hewitt the last man outside of the big four of Djokovic Roger Federer Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to win the Wimbledon title Hewitt 34 will be playing the All England Club for the final time before retirement after next year’s Australian Open The former world number one who made his All England Club debut back in 1998 starts against 33-year-old Finn Jarkko Nieminen a quarter-finalist nine years ago Women’s top seed Serena Williams the five time champion and bidding for a calendar Grand Slam gets her 16th Wimbledon started on Court One against Russia’s Magarita Gasparyan the world number 113 Moscow native Gasparyan has only appeared in the main draw of a Grand Slam once — losing in the first round at the French Open this year She has also yet to win a match on the main WTA Tour in four years as a professional Williams has swept to Australian and French Open triumphs over the last six months and the world number one returns to the All England Club within two major titles of becoming the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1988 to claim the four top titles in one year The 33-year-old American also won the US Open to end 2014 on a high and is heavy favourite to continue that dominant run by taking the Wimbledon title for the sixth time "Personally it doesn’t make it feel any different which I think is a good thing because I don’t feel any pressure to win all four" said Williams Sharapova the 2004 champion has only got beyond the fourth round once in the last eight years The fourth seeded Russian is second-up on Centre Court against Britain’s Australian-born Johanna Konta the world number 146 The 24-year-old Konta who showed her grass-court credentials with a run to the quarter-finals in Eastbourne last week has played three first rounds at Wimbledon losing on all three occasions? 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