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Pathankot attack: Himachal gives Rs.20 lakh each to two soldiers' kin
Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday announced financial assistance of Rs.20 lakh each to the families of two soldiers from the state who were killed while fighting terrorists at the Pathankot Indian Air Force base.
 
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Acharya Devvrat expressed grief over the death of Havildar Sanjeevan Singh Rana, 50, of Siyun village in Kangra district and Havildar Jagdish Chand, 58, of Gola village in Chamba district.
 
In a message, the chief minister said they sacrificed their lives to maintain the unity, integrity and security of the nation.
 
Praying for peace to the departed souls, the governor said the nation was indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice.
 
Both the martyrs were cremated with full military honours in their native villages, which was attended by a large number of people.
 
Chand, who was among the first security personnel to engage the terrorists, managed to neutralise one of the attackers before being shot dead, said officials.
 
Chand, who is survived by his wife and three children, had joined duty at the Pathankot base a month ago after his transfer from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.
 
After retiring from the Indian Army, he joined the Defence Security Corps.
 
Rana is survived by his wife Pinki Devi, two daughters and a son.
 
Serving in the Indian Army is a tradition with Rana's family as his father Rattan Singh was also an army man.
 
"It's a tragedy not for me but for the nation. I am proud my son sacrificed his life for the nation," Rattan Singh said with moist eyes.
 
Rana had retired from the Dogra Regiment in 2007 and joined the Defence Security Corps.
 
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Shirish Sadanand Shanbhag

1 year ago

By giving Rs.20 lakh each to the family of bereaved constables of Defence Security Crops, Himachal Pradesh Government is not favouring the family.
These Havaldar's wives are not much learned, and this money will go to some of their relatives, who will grossly misuse them.
Instead of giving lumpsum, a monthly income of what they will get on this Rs20 lakh from a nationalised bank, like, Rs.14,000 (rupees fourteen thousand only)per month will greatly benefit such people.
Apart from this, their children's education till they are graduate should be free of charge. If school or college is available to them in their native place, then their daily transport charges totheir educational institution should be free of charge. If daily commutation is not feasible, then such student's boarding and lodging charges of the hostel should be borne by the government, apart from school and college fees.

Differential pricing of data shouldn't be market dominance tool: Nasscom
New Delhi : The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Monday said differential pricing of data should not become a tool that facilitates market dominance or enables anti-competitive behaviour by either telecom service provider or platform provider.
 
"Differential pricing should not become a tool that facilitates market dominance or enables anti-competitive behaviour by either TSP or platform provider. It should not offer direct or indirect commercial benefit including leveraging the value of customer data generated in the process," Sanjiv Bikhchandani, chairman of the NASSCOM Internet Council, said.
 
"Further it should not offer lower prices for own or partner content or service. Instead of differential pricing for select data services for wide access, transparent business models should be adopted without segmenting the internet or skewing competition," he added.
 
"We reiterate our firm commitment to net neutrality that guarantees users rights to unfettered choice of content and to the creation of a conducive environment for continuous innovation," said NASSCOM president R. Chandrashekhar.
 
"We strongly oppose any model where TSPs or their partners have a say or discretion in choosing content that is made available at favourable rates, speed," Chandrashekhar said.
 
The regulator on December 9 said differential pricing of data services by various operators might potentially go against the principle of non-discriminatory tariff and sought comments or opinions from stakeholders.
 
It said some service providers were offering differential data tariff, either free or discounted, on certain contents of particular websites, applications or platforms.
 
"The objective of offering such schemes is claimed to be the desire of various service/content/platform providers to enable consumers, especially the poor, to access certain content on the internet free of charge," the sector regulator said.
 
It said potentially, both positive and negative effects arise from an economic and regulatory perspective where reduced rates are tied to specific content.
 
"On the one hand, it appears to make overall internet access more affordable by reducing costs of certain types of content. On the other hand, several negative effects might ensue. Differential tariffs result in classification of subscribers based on the content they want to access. This may potentially go against the principle of non-discriminatory tariff," it added.
 
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10 months ago

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Odd-even scheme hits traffic on Gurgaon Expressway
Gurgaon : Commuters on the Gurgaon Expressway were stuck for hours on Monday as Delhi Police cracked down on vehicles not following the odd-even rule while entering the national capital, police said.
 
Traffic on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway was hit for nearly two hours as police launched a drive against vehicles bearing odd-numbered registration plates on a day when even-numbered cars are allowed to ply in Delhi.
 
Delhi Police's Special Commissioner Muktesh Chander and his colleagues stopped and issued 'challans' (traffic tickets) to car drivers violating the policy near Rajoukri flyover.
 
Most of the fined motorists were from different parts of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat and the southern states who said they were not aware of the new policy.
 
"More than 200 motorists were issued tickets for not following the rule," a Delhi Police source told IANS.
 
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jaideep shirali

1 year ago

The same people who talk about civil disobedience will not throw rubbish in Singapore because they are fined heavily, but yap about it in India. I came across an article today saying that the odd-even rule was an attack on personal liberty. Surprisingly, the writer, from the business community, may also brag, like so many other businessmen, about how evading taxes, cheating shareholders and the government are also personal rights! We've grown so selfish that we do not even want to leave behind a cleaner environment, we want to mint money that we anyway have to leave behind after we die.

Meenal Mamdani

1 year ago

I am glad that the police did not accept the excuse that they did not know about the rule.
Unless the people were not only illiterate but also never watched TV or listened to radio, they should have been aware of this rule.
As for the commentator who wants to make this into a "civil disobedience" issue, he will find very few takers for his argument. People don't like to pay taxes, so should they invoke "civil disobedience" and refuse to pay taxes?
If a person wants to invoke civil disobedience, he better explain how this disobedience helps the society at large, not just the minority of the general public who are car drivers. Otherwise his Gandhigiri will only invite ridicule.

Mr Jitendra

1 year ago

What if people go into "civil disobedience" against a policy or rule which they are not comfortable with?

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