• India woke up with a sad news of a major train accident in which 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed in Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh, resulting death of 3 passengers and many injured. Immediate rescue and relief operations started and an inquiry ordered into the derailment of Vasco De Gama - Patna Express at Manikpur, UP. My sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. pic.twitter.com/DJDbt5qkEa — Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) November 24, 2017 Following the tradition, Railways has announced compensations and an enquiry. Meanwhile, the concern of safety is mounting with the every unfortunate train accident.  #VascoDaGama-Patna Express derailment Helpline numbers- Railway: 05322226276, #Chitrakoot police control room: 05198236800, Jabalpur: 0761-2677746, Katni: 07622-297468, Satna: 07672-228510, #Patna: 0612-2206967, Mughalsarai: 05412-254148 pic.twitter.com/nyswbHfmy0 — Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) November 24, 2017   Now, the question is why Railways authorities are helpless to stop the accidents? Recently, such unfortunate incidents cost Suresh Prabhu his job and new Minister Piyush Goyal is also facing the same challenges. Sadly, the entire system seems to appear helpless controlling train accidents. Here is the list of major accidents in 2017: 1. Utkal Express derailment on August 18, 2017 in which at least 23 people were died and over 40 others injured. 2. Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailment on April 15, 2017 in which 10 people were injured. 3. Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailment on January 22, 2017 in which 27 people were killed and 36 others were injured. 4. Kalindi Express derailment, February 20, 2017 in which the engine and the three coaches of the Delhi-bound Kalindi Express was derailed. 5. Ujjain train blast, March 3, 2017 in which 8 people were injured. ...

  •   Vo:  Thirteen coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed near Manikpur, in Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, at least eight people have been injured, and three others have lost their lives in the accident which was taken place at 4.18 am. Meanwhile, Injured passengers are being taken to Allahabad`s sub-station and local hospitals. While, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal took to twitter, saying that immediate rescue and relief operations started, an inquiry ordered into the accident and helpline number issued.   Immediate rescue and relief operations started and an inquiry ordered into the derailment of Vasco De Gama - Patna Express at Manikpur, UP. My sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. pic.twitter.com/DJDbt5qkEa — Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) November 24, 2017 Railways announced compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for the families of the deceased, Rs. 1 lakh for those severely injured. ADG said that fractured railway track appears to be the cause of the accident as per local assessment Earlier, Vasco Da Gama Express Train had also derailed at Tirupati Station in January 2017. Despite number of initiatives taken by Railways, the train accidents are unstoppably happening, which raises serious question on the ability of Railways authorities to give accident-free services. Recently, Suresh Prabhu had to cost his job due to major train accidents in this year. However, new Minister Suresh Prabhu is also facing the same challenges. Unfortunately, entire system seems to appear helpless controlling incidents of accidents. ...

  • Medical fraternity is administered Hippocratic Oath before passing but do they follow what they preach. This question once again surfaced after seven year old Adya Singh died due to dengue in Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurugram. The family of Adya alleged medical negligence. The news had hit made headlines. The family which is yet to come out of the trauma has accused the Fortis Gurugram of over billing.   Jayant Singh`s revelations were shocking as it explained how these big hospitals treat their patients. Patient party regard them no less than God but they only understand business. The family spent around Rs 16 lakh.    Health Minister JP Nadda has asked Fortis for a detailed report. The question is what is government doing to check the menace, Fortis is no exception, this is just story of old wine in new bottle. Unless and until centre will take an initiative on the lines of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who constituted a Health Tribunal empowering people to file their grievances and even threatened that licenses would be cancelled if found guilty of evading charges. ...

  • Assam`s Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who has attracted severe flak from all walks of life over his remark on ‘Cancer patient’, has once again triggered controversy apparently calling Rahul Gandhi a ‘Pidi’. In a twitter spat with senior Congress leader P Chidambaram over switching parties, Sarma reminded him that he too switched his previous party-Tamil Maanila Congress. Earlier, Sarma has raged a controversy, saying that "cancer is divine justice for sins. Meanwhile, unparliamentary words nowadays become a fashion which certainly hurts the glory of democracy. ...

  • In a major blow to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala, the faction of Tamil Nadu`s ruling party that has sidelined her has won the two-leaves symbol and the Election Commission`s stamp of approval as the "real AIADMK". The party symbol has been restored to the unified AIADMK under Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and his boss in the government E Palaniswamy. During the hearings, the Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction challenged the genuineness of many fresh affidavits filed by the Panneerselvam-Palaniswami combine, seeking permission to cross-examine the affiants. A power struggle broke out within the party soon after the former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, passed away on December 5 last after a prolonged illness.The decision comes two days after the Madras High Court ruled that a new representative for J Jayalalithaa`s constituency of RK Nagar in Chennai must be elected before the end of the year. ...

  • In an update in the Dwarka school rape case of a four year old girl by her classmate. A four-year-old has been booked after he allegedly sexually assaulted a classmate on the premises of a school in Delhi`s Dwarka. The mother of the girl had earlier accused a classmate who according to her had been abusing her daughter by inserting finger and pencil in her private parts. The parents of the girls said they did not any help from school principal and refused to divulge details of the accused student. A case of sexual assault has been lodged at Dwarka Police Station after doctors at Rockland Hospital confirmed abuse. ...

  • Seems schools are also not safe anymore.  Well, crimes against women are nothing new as we daily hear such cases but how do you feel when you hear a four year old girl being molested and raped in her own school and that too by her classmate. A shameful incident has come to surface from Dwarka in Delhi where a four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually abused at the Maxfort School in Dwarka. Delhi Police taking action based on girl`s mother has registered a case of rape under section 376 of IPC and section 21 of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO). According to the FIR registered by the police, the girl`s mother said that her daughter had gone to school last Friday and complained of pain in her private parts when she returned home. The police have roped in the Child Welfare Committee to counsel the child. The school administration has been asked to join the investigation. ...

  • Barely less than a month left for the Gujarat elections to go, political activities have gained momentum in the state. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) Hardik Patel has informed that the Congress in state has agreed to give quotas to Patidars if it comes to power in the upcoming elections which were also one of the pre-conditions of the PAAS to support the Congress in the polls. Patel alleged the BJP was participating in "horse-trading" as it fears it will be defeated. Hardik said, his party hasn`t asked for any tickets and underlined that he himself will not contest from any party for the next two-and-a-half years or join any political party.  ...

  • The air-to-ground BrahMos missiles can be used for pinpoint strikes on terror camps located deep inside enemy territory or to take out underground nuclear bunkers. BrahMos has already been inducted into the Indian Army and Indian Navy. India creates a world record and completes Supersonic Cruise Missile Triad by successfully testing #BRAHMOS #ALCM from Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft. Smt @nsitharaman congratulates Team Brahmos & @DRDO_India for this historic achievement. — Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) November 22, 2017 The missile, weighing 2.4-tonne instead of the original 2.9-tonne, was tested from a twin-engine Sukhoi fighter over the Bay of Bengal. This means that BrahMos together with the Su-30 MKI would give India an edge over Pakistan. BrahMos Aerospace, the joint venture between India and Russia, plans to conduct two tests from the Su-30 MKI. BrahMos is named after the rivers Moscow and Brahmaputra; the world`s only supersonic cruise missile was built as an India-Russia collaboration. ...

  • In a shocking indecent, a journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura. Tapan Debbarma, the bodyguard of the TSR`s Second Battalion Commandant has opened fire killing Sudip Datta Bhowmik on the spot. The body of Bhowmik, a reporter working with a local media was brought to Gobinda Ballav Panth Medical College and Hospital for postmortem. Just months after the death of television journalist Santanu Bhowmick, yet another senior journalist has been killed in Tripura on Tuesday. Sudip Dutta Bhowmik, a seasoned crime reporter working for the Bengali daily Syandan Patrika, was shot dead inside the Tripura State Rifles camp at RK Nagar in the eastern part of capital Agartala. Bhaumik, who was visiting the camp for a story was reportedly shot by a rifleman at point blank range. He was rushed to the Agartala Government Medical College where he was declared brought dead. Bhaumik is survived by his wife and two children.   ...