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The commission looked at the figures presented to it,we could say that Pune can expect a timely monsoon by June 6, said Dr Rao Last yearcyclone Aila that hit the Bay of Bengal in the last week of May delayed the monsoon arrival For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: December 7 2015 3:04 am In November Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa told the UN Human Rights Council that the loss in economy and productivity due to the blockade was billion equal to the damage caused by the earthquake in April (Source: AP file photo) Related News Fromhospitals to homes and airlines to hotels the impact of the 74-day blockade by Madhesi protesters on the Raxaul-Birgunj is being felt deep inside Nepal It’s been nearly three months since protests broke out over the new Constitution with Madhesis demanding a redrawing of provinces based on population Today medicines are running out hotels are burning wood for fuel and homes are starved of cooking gas In November Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa told the UN Human Rights Council that the loss in economy and productivity due to the blockade was $5 billion equal to the damage caused by the earthquake in April At least 70 per cent of Nepal’s imports from India mostly fuel comes through the Birgunj border The Indian Express reported on Sunday that among the worst-hit by the crisis were children with over 3 million under the age of five at risk of disease or death in winter According to official data Nepal needs around 300000 litres of petroleum 450000 litres of diesel and 200000 litres of aviation fuel every day Until the blockade started around 55 bullets or tankers of cooking gas — each with a capacity of 1200 cylinders of 145 kg each — used to be transported to Nepal daily through the Birgunj border Officials and residents are now confronted with 10-hour power cuts and a thriving black market in fuel Yet what’s really worrying the government and healthcare professionals is the plight of hospitals Chanda Rana founder of Save the Environment Foundation recently conducted a survey on the availability of medicines at 50 chemists near Kathmandu hospitals “We found an acute scarcity of life-saving drugs with many others going out of stock” said Rana So much so that leading doctors and the Non-Resident Nepalese Association got together to supply hospitals across the country with basic medicines “With the handing over of drugs worth Rs 30 million by Shesh Ghale chairman of the Non-Resident Nepalese Association we can manage proper treatment for at least four weeks in the capital and outside” said Dr Bhagwan Koirala head of the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre in Kathmandu According to official sources Nepal produces 30-40 per cent of the medicines it needs — mostly tablets and syrup — and depends on India for the rest Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae had recently asked some doctors during a closed-door interaction to give him a list of medicines required to be re-routed or airlifted Officials said the government has also approached the World Health Organisation and Thailand for supply of necessary medicines “Those reporting to hospitals are getting treatment but it will not be possible for us to help those who are not able to do so because of poor transportation caused by the shortage of fuel” said sources in the Health Ministry Kumar Thapa chairman of the well-established Alka Hospital said he has been able to keep the ICU and emergency services going as he had maintained stocks of diesel “But if the blockade continues we will have a hard time There is more than a 40-per-cent cut in the number of out-patients It’s also difficult for doctors to report on time” he said A more visible impact of the blockade is on the menus of popular hotels and cafes across Kathmandu a regional tourism hub Royal Café in Baneshwar has launched a ‘blockade menu’ with the bare essentials while the Soaltee Hotel has begun using wood as an alternate source of fuel “We did not anticipate what we are facing today and it comes at a time when we were hoping for the best” said Dinesh Bista chairman of the Soaltee group Bijay Shrestha CEO of the proposed Himalayan Airlines said that “hotels travel agencies and the airlines are the biggest losers and sufferers” Domestic flights were down by around 80 per cent till recently when Nepal Airlines started ferrying aviation fuel from Kolkata Among the international flights China Eastern Air China and Sichuan Airlines have temporarily suspended operations In Kathmandu homes meanwhile gas stoves have been replaced by induction heaters leading to a heavy strain on power supply Officials said at least 45 transformers had “gone off” over the past one month against one suchincident on an average every month before “I had someone else wait in queue for a cylinder for two days Finally we gave up and I had a cylinder delivered home for Rs 10000 The usual fixed rate is Rs 3300” said Bikram Ghimire a resident of Kathmandu’s Swayambhu area (One Nepali rupee is approximately 60 Indian paise) With distribution of cooking gas leading to law-and-order issues in many locations the district administration in western Nepal’s Myagdi came up with an innovative solution: select recipients through a lucky draw For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 17 2017 3:12 pm UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (Source: File) Top News Racism xenophobia and Islamophobia must be opposed by everyone in the world UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said amid an outrage over President Donald Trump’s defence of white supremacists following the Charlottesville violence A woman was killed and 19 other people injured in Charlottesville on Saturday when a suspected white supremacist drove his car into a group of counter-protesters Trump held ‘both sides’ responsible for the violence When asked whether he is under pressure from the US government to not speak freely Guterres strongly replied in the negative “I’ve received no pressure at all not to speak We had in a previous meeting discussed which I read probably too much of a low profile and I said that I was going to correct that I believe this stakeout is the proof that I am doing it” he added “Well I do not comment on what presidents say I affirm principles And the principles I affirm are very clear Racism xenophobia anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are…poisoning our societies And it is absolutely essential for us all to stand up against them everywhere and every time” Guterres said His comments came in response to a question on Trump’s response to the violence at rallies held by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville over the weekend Guterres said speaking as Secretary-General he should speak for the whole world He added that as an European he is proud of the contribution that Europe gave to all civilisation with the values of enlightenment tolerance the respect for the other the importance of recognition of diversity “And to be able to stand for these values and to… at the same time to condemn all forms of irrationality that undermine those values is essential at the present moment be it in the United States or everywhere else in the world Unfortunately these demons are appearing a little bit everywhere” he said Guterres asserted that there is nothing that will influence him not to affirm the values that he considers the essential values of the UN Charter and civilisation “And whenever necessary I will say whatever I believe is necessary independently of the fact that that might be not pleasant for the President of this country or any other country” he said For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Beijing | Published: November 2 2017 4:38 pm US President Donald Trump; left and Chinese President Xi Jinping (AP Photo) Related News China hopes to improve its relations with the US during President Donald Trump’s visit to the country next week Foreign Ministry said on Thursday Trump will visit Beijing at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping from November 8 to 10 Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement The two heads of the state will exchange in-depth views on China-US relations and major global and regional issues of common concern Lu said He said China stands ready to work with the US to achieve important results for Trump’s visit and his meeting with Xi in order to inject new and strong impetus to the development of bilateral ties The two countries have grappled to deal with deepening crisis over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes China has faced mounting pressure from the Trump administration to rein in its close ally Pyongyang Trump’s visit to China will come after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Beijing last month He conveyed Trump’s greetings to the Chinese president saying the US president was looking forward to his visit to China The US has been accusing China of violating international rules and norms by laying claims on the disputed South and East China seas China claims sovereignty on almost all of the South China Sea (SCS) which is disputed by Vietnam the Philippines Malaysia Brunei and Taiwan China has also laid claims on the Senkaku islands under the control of Japan in East China Sea and resorted to aggressive patrols in the last two years The US calls the dominance of China over the SCS a threat to national interest in freedom of navigation Tillerson has said China’s “provocative actions” challenge international law and norms The US has also asked China to provide fair and reciprocal treatment to its firms and cease “predatory” trade and investment practices Trump had asked his country’s top trade official in August to probe into Chinese trade practices with focus on intellectual property (IP) and advanced technology “I’m directing the United States Trade Representative to examine China’s policies practices and actions with regard to the forced transfers of American technology and the theft of American intellectual property” Trump had said as he signed a memorandum in this regard For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News 2016 8:30 am Friday’s hearing will be the eighth time the European arrest warrant has been tested in a Swedish court, 2017 10:57 am Rohingya refugees cross the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, 2016 9:27 pm Bahu Hamari Rajni_Kant is the story of Shaan, Rishikaysh,000 police will be deployed to protect leaders attending the two-day meeting.… it was clear that it (Andhra Police) was playing a ? http://s.t. 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However, It was not Monteith’s first time in rehab.Adiga acknowledges that there are some things a south Indian chain will find hard to copy from the multinationals.centrestage. In a paper titled “Keys under doormats” in July 2015 some of the foremost cryptographers of the world warned the governments that cyberspace will become insecure for banking e-commerce and other transactions if vendors agreed to build backdoors Governments in the Western world have enacted laws regulating surveillance — delicately balancing the concerns of security and privacy For example the USA Patriot Act and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act in the UK In these democratic countries civil society and media can force some transparency in governance But what about a country like China that recently passed an anti-terrorism law in December 2015 The law requires technology companies to assist the authorities with encryption keys but without any judicial review When criticised China accuses the US of double standards on counter-terrorism Interestingly Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft has said that the FBI is justified in asking Apple to unlock the phone and that technology companies should be forced to cooperate with LEAs in terrorism investigations Social media companies such as Google Facebook and Twitter which monetise personal data in return for providing free services have a different take on this since users don’t want to share their data with LEAs But the world needs cooperation of all service providers — irrespective of their business models — to share the desired data with LEAs for national security Does it have to be backdoors or an agreement under which any government can ask for data from any technology vendor Such an agreement can be discussed at the United Nations Nations can enact laws on the pattern of a model law that may be created by the UN This can lead to a treaty that limits surveillance but enables LEAs to access data without compromising encryption without violating the privacy of global citizens The writer founder CEO Data Security Council of India is mentor professor NIIT University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saritha Rai | Published: May 21 2012 3:25 am Related News Can the idli-vada-dosa chain take on the MNC At Bangalore fast food chain Vasudev Adigasa wholesome meal of two fluffy idlis and a crunchy vada served with chutney and tangy sambar costs less than Rs 40 As evidence of its ample popularityits clientele spans several socio-economic groups Men and women in business clothing throng its air-conditioned outlet by the metro station on MG Road A middle class crowd mills about the self-service stations in the congested Majestic Area outlet Competition is ferocious In each of the neighbourhoods that Adigas servesseveral multinational chains woo diners aggressively Round the corner from Adigas MG Road outletMcDonalds offers a burgercoke and fries lunch in a Rs 55 Super Lunch deal Across the street is a KFC outletwhose ads press young Indians to hang out at the chain with friends A few steps away is an outlet of Subwaywhose parent company has just announced that it will have 1000 stores in India by 2015 Nowthe idli-vada-dosa chain has to take on the multinationals by marrying the artisanal quality of its south Indian recipes with the slick formats of the multinationals Very few Chennais Saravana Bhavan is one have dared It is not going to be easy In a city blanketed by foreign fast-food chainsAdigas has a mere 15 outlets Its owner Vasudeva Adigas ancestors trace back to the west coast where the Udupi and Darshini restaurants originated Adiga founded the chain in 1994inspired by the success of his parents Brahmins Coffee Bar situated in the charming Shankarapuram area That tiny roadside eatery has a menu five items longbut crowds pack the pavement outside Adigaarmed with the recipe book borrowed from his motherhas chalked up a plan: he wants to grow his chain quicklytake it beyond Bangalore and touch a hundred outlets That is no mean task South Indian fast foodby definitiondefies standardisation For generationsinstinct and experience have guided the cooks who prepare the dosa batter and sambar mix But a determined Adiga wants his brand in Indias metros by 2018 He wants the Adigas sign to beckon travellers on major highwaysthough McDonalds and KFC have already preceded him there Soconquering his twin fears of losing control and of outsiders meddling in his businessAdiga has brought in venture capital (Mumbai-based New Silk Route has invested in the chain) South Indias idli-vada-dosa restaurants have remained largely standalone or single-city brands Their owners ambitions have been thwarted by the challenges of standardising recipes and sourcing ingredients For examplethe dosa battera ground mixture of dal and ricedepends on such variables as the quality of watergrinding time and fermenting timebesides the quality of the dal and rice The Adigas chain handles its share of challenges: at the Kannada Sammelana last yearVasudev Adiga provided breakfast lunch and dinner for 100000 attendees Its catering unit is a well-recognised lunchtime brand at multinationals cafeteria in Bangaloresupplying some 50000 lunches daily Its food was relished by guests at the wedding of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthys son to TVS heir Lakshmi Venu But all that cannot see him through the risks of expanding countrywideacknowledges Adiga He is hiring a chief operating officer to take charge of the expansion The chain is corporatising on many others levels Like the multinationalsall sourcing will be centralisedexcept for perishables like vegetables and milk The back-end will be automated by bringing in industrial-style machines to chop vegetables and wash dishes Just like the MNC chainswhich get outside agencies to dice the potatoes just soAdigas too wants to outsource such tasks On their partthe multinationals have learned that India is a price-sensitive market Their offerings now start at Rs 20 They have tweaked and Indianised their menuand included many offerings targeted at vegetarians They give many south Indian idli-vada-dosa darshinisas the stand-and-eat restaurants are popularly calleda stiff fight Adigahoweverhopes his chain will prevail amongst discerning diners Indians may tire of the assembly-line items of the multinationals but the fresh wholesomeness of Adigas south Indian food has enduring appeal?By: PTI | Mohali | Updated: April 26Maxwell said there was nothing wrong with his form. sources had said. 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His 85-ball 87 helped India A outpace Australia A, “Thrilled to share I’m @InsightVacations 1st Global Ambassador and ready to spread the joy of travel, queued up to pay fulsome tribute to their manager. “Big teams cannot be satisfied with one title. Although,30 am. Azam Khan, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 26,66-52, “The PMC is consulting the concerned civic department in possession of the land and will take a decision.

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