Citizens' Issues
Railways launch online 'clean my coach' service
New Delhi : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday launched an online "clean my coach" service that allows travellers to get their compartments cleaned by sending an SMS or by using an app or a designated website.
 
"As per the scheme, for any cleaning requirement in the coach, passengers have to send an SMS on a mobile number 58888," a statement issued by the ministry said. "Alternatively, passengers can use the android app or Web page www.cleanmycoach.com for logging the request."
 
Following this, a passenger's request is immediately acknowledged via SMS on mobile phone along with a code. "This service empowers the citizen to get an important service on board and is in line with the objectives of the 'Digital India' programme."
 
Prabhu had announced this scheme in the rail budget for the next fiscal.
 
"Taking forward the momentum on ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat’, we intend taking a string of measures to improve the cleanliness on stations and trains," he said, adding a pan-India "clean my coach" scheme will be among such steps.
 
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Ishrat case: SC dismisses police officers' plea for relief
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking to quash criminal case against Gujarat Police personnel involved in Ishrat Jahan shootout case in view of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley's statement.
 
Asking PIL petitioner M.L. Sharma that he should have approached the high court, the apex court bench headed by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose said that the court could not pass any order under Article 32.
 
While refusing Sharma's plea to withdraw his PIL after it was dismissed, the court said it has expressed what it had to say.
 
However, the court made it clear that dismissal of Sharma's plea would not come in the way of those having locus to seek remedies in the light of recent revelations by Headley.
 
The court said this on the plea by the Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. 
 
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Mallya says he didn't flee from India
New Delhi : Business tycoon Vijay Mallya said on Friday that he had not fled India in the wake of legal issues and insisted that he had full faith in the country's judicial system.
 
"I am an international businessman. I travel to and from India frequently. I did not flee from India and neither am I an absconder. Rubbish," the Rajya Sabha member tweeted.
 
Rubbishing reports that the United Breweries group chairman had fled and was in London, Mallya said that he had full faith in the Indian judicial system.
 
And the MP added that he "respects and will comply with the law of the land".
 
Mallya also said that he does not want a trial by the media. "Once a media witch hunt starts, it escalates into a raging fire where truth and facts are burnt to ashes.
 
"News reports that I must declare my assets. Does that mean the banks did not know my assets or look at my parliamentary disclosures?" he asked in a series of tweets.
 
A consortium of 17 banks led by the State Bank of India want Mallya arrested for not repaying about Rs.9,000 crore he had borrowed.
 
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court gave Mallya two weeks to respond and fixed the next hearing on March 30.
 
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