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For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMadrid: FC Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic feels Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo denying the latter’s claim that he is the best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Lionel Messi (R) in action AFP Ronaldo who plays for Barcelona’s arch-rivals Real Madrid bagged his fifth Ballon d’Or this week – drawing level with Messi in the process – and later told France Football that he believes he’s the greatest to ever play the game "You know my opinion" Rakitic was quoted as saying by ESPN FC after Barcelona’s 2-0 La Liga win over Villarreal on Sunday "With all the respect in the world for Cristiano Ronaldo he’s up against the greatest in the history of the game "I congratulate him for winning the Ballon d’Or but for me Leo is unique There’s only one No 1 Those behind him are unfortunate enough to have coincided with him" Messi scored the second goal in their win against Villarreal – matching Gerd Muller’s long-standing record for the most goals for one club in the top five European leagues – as Barca remained five points clear at the top of the table over Valencia Luis Suarez had opened the scoring in the second half Villarreal were then reduced to 10-men following Daniel Raba’s dismissal An announcement from the Indian railways to introduce surge pricing in its three premium trains — Rajdhani Duronto and Shatabdi — from 9 September has stirred a hornet’s nest Passengers political parties and analysts have unanimously opposed the rail carrier’s decision saying it is an anti-people move and will burden the common man for whom railways are the cheapest mode of travel across the length and breadth of the country But on a closer look one can understand why so much public clamour on this is unwarranted and why the railways is indeed doing the right thing by experimenting with fare hikes in its long-distance premium trains Remember even after the hike Indian railways remain one of the cheapest mode of land transport for the common man Image: News18 Firstly let’s look at what really the railways did Taking cues from the aviation sector and app-based taxi service providers the department said on Wednesday that flexi fare pricing (in reality surge pricing) will be introduced in these three trains based on which the final fares will increase by 10 percent with every 10 percent of berths sold It means except those who book early others will have to pay a premium to the floor price of the ticket Before looking at the details let’s get one thing clear What railways has done is in effect a steep fare hike There is hardly anything ‘flexible’ about it The simple reason is except for the first 10 percent (where the basic fare will be applicable) the remaining tickets that constitute about 60 percent of the total will now comes at up to 15 times of the basic fare This is before adding other charges applicable on every ticket above the base fare Hence what has happened is a direct hike in fares for majority travellers But still this shouldn’t be a big deal to the common man Why The impact on the common man is minimal There are no changes in fares in the unreserved segment that are used by majority of the aam aadmi The fare changes are brought in across the 2AC 3AC chair and sleeper segments There are only 42 Rajdhani trains 46 Shatabdi and 54 Duronto trains as of now which normally accommodate the high end of the passenger segment and constitutes only a small portion of the 23 crore passengers using the railways every day There is no hike in fares of trains like Garib Rath and Jan Shatabdi which are more used by the aaam aadmi Also the department has kept out the 1AC and EC class since the fares there are already high and often at par with that of budget airlines hence the argument that it will push the customers to opt for budget airlines is flawed If a 1AC passenger were to move to budget airlines he would have already done so In short the affected passenger segment is less than a percentage of the total count unless the railways plan to extend the fare hike to other trains as well But for now it is limited to these three The railways is likely to review the experiment after a while and if found not a feasible proposition might even roll back the hike But ideally the railways should go ahead with the fare hikes without succumbing to the public pressure Here’s why At some stage the railways needed to take the bitter pill of reforms to address the disparity in the passenger fare segment compared with the freight It’s high time railways stopped the longstanding practice of cross subsidising the passenger at the cost of higher freight rates While railways’ primary mandate is to make cheaper travelling possible for the common man it is in the interest of the public that railways remain operationally viable to stay here for long The carrier has been suffering heavy losses in the passenger segment all these years According to information given by minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha in the Lok Sabha in April this year total losses in the passenger segment stood at Rs 3349095 crore in the financial year 2015 Currently the railways charge around just about 36 paise per kilometer from the passenger which is the lowest compared to any other mode For the fiscal year 2017 the railways has set a passenger revenue target of Rs 51000 crore as against Rs 45000 crore in the previous fiscal Even if it succeeds in rolling out the “flexi” pricing scheme it is not going to add more than a few hundred crores to its coffers The point here is that the railways has finally showed some guts to bring in reforms in the passenger segment which is key for its long-term sustainability There is a big danger in keep increasing the freight rates and subsidising the passenger for two reasons For one it will compelcompanies from opting for roads and ports abandoning the rail route to cut their costs which will ultimately hit the revenue of the railways badly Secondly every time when the railways hikes the freight rates the cost is passed on to the end consumer by companies ultimately impacting the end-consumer the common man As the junior minister said in Parliament the railways has so far kept its tariff policy in favour of the common man especially in the lower classes Periodical increase in freights has compromised the competitiveness of the Railways with the other modes of transport particularly the road sector the minister had said in a written reply to Parliament Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has taken a bold step in kicking off an experiment phase in reforming the passenger fares It might cause some short-term resentment among passengers as is the case with any fare increases But the point not to be missed here is that for several years the governments have used railways as a tool to appease the public by poorly thought out tariff policies and causing much damage on the freight segment What Prabhu should do simultaneously is enhance the passenger experience by focusing on the safety comfort and punctuality of train services In his last railway budget Prabhu had outlined his plan to improve the passenger experience such as building 17000 bio-toilets in trains and 475 in stations this year and covering 400 stations with free Wi-fi access If the department offers enhanced facilities for the passenger he wouldn’t mind to shell out a bit more on the ticket on premium trains The bottom line here is: There is a good rationale reform focus behind the decision of the railways in experimenting with a fare hike in select trains which doesn’t really warrant the kind of public clamour that followed after the announcement on Wednesday Let’s look at the larger picture and not overreact As protests rage in Iran Trump’s Iran policy faces sanctions test | Reuters Fwire Reuters Jan 03 2018 01:14:09 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jan 03 2018 01:14 AM | Updated Date: Jan 03 2018 01:14 AM Tags : New Delhi | Updated: August 24 2017 10:36 am Three top officer bearers of the BCCI were on Wednesday directed by the Supreme Court to appear before it to explain why its order on Justice R M Lodha panel recommendations have not yet been implemented (Source: File) Related News Three top officer bearers of the BCCI including its acting president CK Khanna and acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary were on Wednesday directed by the Supreme Court to appear before it to explain why its order on Justice R M Lodha panel recommendations have not yet been implemented Besides Khanna and Chaudhary the apex court also issued show cause notice to BCCI treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry and asked them to appear personally before it on September 19 A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra expressed its displeasure that the directions given by the apex court and its order on the recommendations of the Lodha panel have not been implemented yet “The whole problem is that nothing has been implemented We will issue show cause notices and direct for personal presence” the bench also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said The bench also said it would hear the plea filed by Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) through its secretary Aditya Kumar Verma alleging that Amitabh Choudhary had disregarded the court’s direction by inviting disqualified cricket administrators to attend the board’s meetings Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium assisting the court as amicus curiae told the bench that these three office-bearers were responsible for implementing the recommendations of the Lodha panel and the apex court’s directions but have not done that so far He alleged that BCCI CEO Rahul Johri who was accompanied by the legal advisor of the Committee of Administrators (COA) was not allowed to attend the July 26 special general body meeting in which the endevour was not to implement any of the recommendations and the directions passed by the top court Senior advocate Puneet Bali representing these office bearers countered the submissions of the amicus saying after the July 26 meeting they had sent e-mails to everyone concerned that all the recommendations must be complied with To this the bench observed “you have expressed your helplessness Beseechment is not the solution” The apex-court had appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) through senior advocate Parag Tripathi said that none of the recommendations of the Lodha panel and directions given by the court have been implemented “The only idea is not to implement anything Justice (retd) Vikramajit Sen (who has been appointed administrator of the Delhi and District Cricket Assocition) had said (in the July 26 meeting) that everything contrary to what Lodha panel has said was being done in the meeting” he said Meanwhile the bench directed the COA to prepare a draft constitution of the BCCI in terms of its earlier judgment and order on the Lodha panel recommendations “We think it appropriate that the COA shall prepare a draft constitution in terms of the main judgement as well as the July 24 order of this court” it said while directing that copies of draft constitution be handed over to all the parties before it CoA chairman Vinod Rai told The Indian Express: “The CoA has been pleading with the (BCCI) office-bearers and they didn’t see reason Now the court has asked for a show-cause which was inevitable They have been very intransigent and nobody can dare to take on the highest court of the land” During the arguments Subramanium referred to the fifth status report of the COA and said that as per it the office bearers have not taken steps to implement the Lodha panel recommendations In its fifth report the COA headed by former CAG Vinod Rai had sought the removal of BCCI office-bearers – Khanna Choudhary and Chaudhry Subramanium said the apex court should give directions so that the recommendations could be implemented Senior advocate Kapil Sibal who was appearing for TNCA said there were certain issues which required to be dealt with by the court (with PTI inputs) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 1 2017 6:55 pm Mumbai City FC retains Amrinder Singh for the fourth season of ISL (Source: Twitter) Top News Mumbai City FC have retained India’s astute goalkeeper Amrinder Singh for the fourth season of the Indian Super League Amrinder was instrumental in Mumbai City FC’s impressive performances last season taking the club into the semi- finals The 24-year-old captained the Indian team at the AFC under-23 championship qualifiers in Bangladesh in 2016 and since then he is in blistering form Amrinder made six appearances for Mumbai City FC in season 3 of the ISL keeping five clean sheets under his belt and also won the ISL Season 3 Golden Glove Award On being retained by Mumbai City FC Amrinder Singh said “I’m very happy to be back in the city of dreams Last season with the club was great as we finished top of the table but I’m back to complete the job and give the fans a reason to celebrate” Ranbir Kapoor Team owner Mumbai City FC said “We are all gearing up in the best way possible for the next season of the Indian Super League and we are extremely glad to have Amrinder back for us this season He was brilliant for us last year and we are hoping for an even better season with him this time” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: August 6 2012 3:25 pm Related News Singer Elton John says he is convinced that pop diva Madonna’s career will be over after her current tour The Material Girl is currently performing shows across the world as part of her MDNA tour The 65-year-old music legend has reignited his long-time feud with Madonna after she made derogatory comments about his son Zachery’s godmotherLady Gagareported Radar Online “Why is she such a nightmare Sorryher (Madonna) career is over Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger “If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray Of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop recordswhich she does brilliantly But noshe had to go and proveshe looks like a fairground stripper She’s been horrible to Gaga” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related Newst get enough time for themselves. If we do homework, Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: May 24, He won the junior National and also was finalist at Senior Nationals this year and it gave him a lot of confidence to beat top players like HS Prannoy.ghazal duo Mohammad Hussain Ahmed Hussain and Shaukat Ali.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ won’t be major upgrades to the Galaxy S8 series when it comes to design.Just like last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will have a 58-inch and a 62-inch Infinity display with 18:9 aspect ratio The metal glass design will continue on both phones? the official said.we decided to step up security around the hospital. And as the months go by, in Vartak Nagar, six people — Parshant Solanki,” Acharya had left the bulk of the Delhi operations to his three associates, If you are seen in a pub even after another tournament is concluded,we well know.I made a mark in this world. In this tournament of shadowswhere everything is as substantial as smokethat is the ultimate reward that every spy secretly craves The writer scripts the Hyderabad Graphic [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

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