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The newly-opened restaurant is run by an 80-year-old Catholic priest?ngel García Rodriguez Lovingly known as “Padre ngel” he wishes the homeless to eat with the same dignity and quality as any other customer — “in glasses made of crystal not plastic and in an atmosphere of friendship and conversation” in his own words See what else is making news in lifestyle here Not just food but they enjoy other privileges too There’s a signboard outside the hideaway that says thatclients can sing if they wish to as long as it doesn’t disturb other customers The needy can also ask for a phone to make a call or use the WiFi Agood deed that too when the country is racked with recession is what makes it more special The Robin Hood Restaurant feeds more than 100 people each night in two shifts Bravo For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi:The strength of the Modi ministry now rose to 76 including the prime minister Twenty-eight are in the Cabinet 11 are of the rank of Ministers of State with independent charge and 37 are Ministers of State Sunday’s exercise did not involve BJP allies Shiv Sena and Janata Dal-United or new friend AIADMK Following is the complete list of Union Council of Ministers after Sunday’s reshuffle and expansion Narendra Modi: Prime Minister in charge of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any minister Here is the complete list of Union Cabinet ministers: Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath as a Cabinet minister on Sunday PTI 1) Rajnath Singh:Home Affairs 2) Sushma Swaraj:External Affairs 3) Arun Jaitley:Finance and Corporate Affairs 4) Nitin Gadkari:Road Transport and Highways Shipping and Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation 5) Suresh Prabhu:Commerce and Industry 6) DV Sadananda Gowda:Statistics and Programme Implementation 7) Uma Bharati: Drinking Water and Sanitation 8) Ramvilas Paswan:Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution 9)Maneka Sanjay Gandhi: Women and Child Development 10)Ananthkumar:Chemicals and Fertilisers Parliamentary Affairs 11) Ravi Shankar Prasad:Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology 12) Jagat Prakash Nadda:Health and Family Welfare 13)Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati: Civil Aviation 14) Anant Geete:Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises 15) Harsimrat Kaur Badal:Food Processing Industries 16)Narendra Singh Tomar: Rural Development; Panchayati Raj; and Mines 17) Chaudhary Birender Singh:Steel 18)Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs 19) Radha Mohan Singh:Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 20) Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment 21) Smriti Zubin Irani:Textiles and Information and Broadcasting 22) Harsh Vardhan:Science and Technology Earth Sciences and Environment Forest and Climate Change 23) Prakash Javadekar:Human Resource Development 24)Dharmendra Pradhan: Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 25) Piyush Goyal:Railways and Coal 26) Nirmala Sitharaman:Defence 27) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi:Minority Affairs Here is the list of Ministers of State (Independent Charge): 1) Rao Inderjit Singh:Planning (independent charge) and Chemicals and Fertilisers 2)Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Labour and Employment 3) Shripad Naik:Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) 4)Jitendra Singh: Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge) Prime Minister’s Office Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space 5) Mahesh Sharma:Culture (independent charge) and Environment Forest and Climate Change 6)Giriraj Singh: Micro Small and Medium Enterprises 7) Manoj Sinha:Communications (independent charge) and Railways 8) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore:Youth Affairs and Sports (independent charge) and Information and Broadcasting 9) RK Singh:Power and New and Renewable Energy 10) Hardeep Singh Puri:Housing and Urban Affairs 11)Alphons Kannanthanam: Ministry of Tourism and Electronics and Information Technology Here is the full list of Ministers of State: 1) Vijay Goel:Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation 2)Radhakrishnan P: Finance and Shipping 3) SS Ahluwalia:Drinking Water and Sanitation 4) Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi:Drinking Water and Sanitation 5)Ramdas Athawale: Social Justice and Empowerment 6) Vishnu Deo Sai:Steel 7)Ram Kripal Yadav: Rural Development 8) Hansraj Gangaram Ahir:Home Affairs 9)Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary: Mines and Coal 10) Rajen Gohain:Railways 11)VK Singh: External Affairs 12) Parshottam Rupala:Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj 13) Krishan Pal:Social Justice and Empowerment 14)Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor: Tribal Affairs 15) Shiv Pratap Shukla:Finance 16)Ashwini Kumar Choubey: Health and Family Welfare 17) Sudarshan Bhagat:Tribal Affairs 18)Upendra Kushwaha: Human Resource Development 19) Kiren Rijiju:Ministry of Home Affairs 20)Virendra Kumar: Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs 21) Anantkumar Hegde:Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 22)MJ Akbar: External Affairs 23) Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti:Food Processing Industries 24)YS Chowdary: Science and Technology and Earth Sciences 25) Jayant Sinha:Civil Aviation 26)Babul Supriyo: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises 27) Vijay Sampla:Social Justice and Empowerment 28)Arjun Ram Meghwal: Parliamentary Affairs; and Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation 29) Ajay Tamta:Textiles 30)Krishna Raj : Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 31) Mansukh L Mandaviya:Road Transport and Highways Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilisers 32)Anupriya Patel: Health and Family Welfare 33) CR Chaudhary:Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution and Commerce and Industry 34) PP Chaudhary:Law and Justice and Corporate Affairs 35) Subhash Ramrao Bhamre:Defence 36)Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 37) Satya Pal Singh:Human Resource Development and Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Click here to follow LIVE updates Ahmedabad: Several Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders in poll-bound Gujarat on Monday joined the Congress along with over 200 supporters Among AAP members who crossed over included its state women wing head Vandana Patel besides its Ahmedabad Kheda Mehsana and Rajkot incharges Rituraj Mehta Hasmukh Patel Lalubhai Ladiwala Ankur Dhameliya and Tushar Jani respectively Representational image AFP They were inducted in the Congress fold at the party headquarters here in the presence of its Gujarat unit president Bharatsinh Solanki The leaders said they were quitting the AAP as the Arvind Kejriwal-led party is fielding candidates in select seats in a bid to damage the Congress’ prospects and help the ruling BJP "We have resolved to support the Congress to uproot the BJP in Gujarat We are quitting the AAP as we felt that the party is fighting against the Congress instead of the BJP" Vandana Patel said Rituraj Mehta said those who contest the forthcoming polls as the third front will end up supporting the BJP AAP had recently announced its first list of candidates for eleven assembly constituencies including Rajkot (West) being represented by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani AAP Gujarat in-charge Gopal Rai had recently said that his party’s contest is against the BJP and the party will not end up into eating votes of the Congress He had said the AAP will contest polls on those seats where it has an organisational base On 25 July the Upper House of Parliament witnessed chaos over the demand for Special status for Andhra Pradesh The chaos has had a cascading effect on ties between the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra and its ally the BJP Following the fruitless debate in the Rajya Sabha the obviously unhappy TDP supremo and AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu voiced his concern over the future of the BJP-TDP alliance “They (BJP) are passing the buck to Congress” Naidu is alleged to have said while addressing a meeting of the core committee of the party along with TDP MPs at Vijaywada on Sunday “It is a political decision that the BJP has to take and display more statesmanship and political pragmatism than the Congress who played around to gain electoral gains in 2014 polls” he said TDP MPs whose adjournment motion on AP’s special status rocked the Lok Sabha on Monday were however in agreement when Chandrababu rejected options for withdrawal from the NDA government fearing it could be counter-productive ‘Wait and watch’ was his advice to partymen who were keen to stage bandhs and dharnas “It is not fair on Arun Jaitley’s part to now plead that the Centre’s hands were tied It was the BJP which campaigned for special status in the Upper House” Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju is said to have told party leaders at the meet TDP members protest demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh at Parliament House on Tuesday Photo: PTI Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had told the Rajya Sabha that the demand for special status was under consideration “I am assuring MPs of Andhra Pradesh that the government is committed to whatever has been assured We are with the people of Andhra Pradesh Give us some time” he said continuing what is seen as a non-committal stance of the Centre towards a poll promise The NDA has compounded the problem for Chandrababu Naidu In statements made by Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Finance Minister Jaitley in Rajya Sabha he said that while the 13th Finance Commission gave only Rs 69000 crores to AP the 14th Finance Commission had given Rs 209340 crores TDP leaders hotly argue that there is no link between the recommendations of finance commissions “Both Congress and the TDP are a cause of our misery We are the victims” said TDP leader and Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao “The funds given by Centre are not adequate for even the compound walls of institutions” he said replying to Venkaiah Naidu’s claim that Rs 2050 crores were given to AP Naidu too is in no mood to soft pedal on its ally “The BJP alliance has cost us more than 17 assembly and 4 Parliament seats in the 2014 elections in Telangana and AP” Naidu reportedly said at the meeting “One section of voters (Dalits and minorities) have distanced themselves from the TDP But in the larger interests of the state I continued the tie-up Though TDP wanted to improve its headcount in Rajya Sabha I gave the seat to Nirmala Seetharaman in 2014 and Suresh Prabhu in 2016 hoping to get more projects for AP” he stated Opposition and ruling party unite Special status is one issue over which all the warring parties of the southern states come together Left parties the Congress and the YSR Congress observed a one-day bandh in 13 districts of AP on Monday and Tuesday They torched buses staged dharnas and also blocked roads on the highways TDP MPs took their battle to the Lok Sabha for the second day on Tuesday Dharnas and protests have marked the Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra region since Monday wherein markets and schools stood shut and buses were off the roads Though TDP is officially not participating in the bandh and protests cadres are supporting the protest “We don’t want the people to feel that we are keeping quiet for the sake of the BJP” said senior TDP MLC Jupudi Prabhakar Rao “For two years we begged and cajoled Modi and BJP to do justice for us But they have turned a blind eye TDP cadres will support the bandh as even Chandrababu is ready for a face-off with the Centre” he said Looming unrest Chandrababu Naidu is unhappy over the Centre’s dilly-dallying in handing special status to AP His advisers within AP government contend that the lack of special status would upset the apple cart in terms of procuring funds to build the new capital Amaravati Special status is guaranteed by the Constitution of India through an Act of Parliament as in the case of Jammu and Kashmir However the special category status is granted by the National Development Council an administrative body of the government as in the case of north-eastern states and Uttarakhand Now the NDC is substituted by the Niti Aayog While special status empowers economic financial legislative and political rights the special category status only deals with economic administrative and financial aspects A bureaucrat on condition of anonymity said “Chandrababu has made huge commitments to investors from Singapore China Japan UK and even Russia If he fails to get special status by hook or crook his grand plans for waterways airports bullet trains highways data warehouses and agricultural marketing will go topsy-turvy” he explained It is common knowledge in administrative circles that the special category status promised to the state by the previous UPA government may not come easy The Centre told the Lok Sabha in the last winter session that neither Andhra Pradesh nor Telangana meet the criteria for that status Chandrababu Naidu is unhappy over the Centre’s delay in awarding special status to AP Photo: IBNLive After the Planning Commission was dismantled and substituted with Niti Aayog both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are forced to wait for the new body to set a new formula to fulfill the mandatory norms under the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014 Telangana and several other small states such asBihar Odisha West Bengal Chhattisgarh Jharkhand Uttaranchal and Haryana have staked claim for special status Special status would exempt them from several economic fiscal and regulatory prerequisites and labour and fiscal restrictions Secondly such a status would make the Centre the custodian of all development activities in these states without giving the party in power at the Centre no political control on ground This is why the BJP is treading carefully Thanks to omission of the previous UPA government in not putting the special status proposal on paper the BJP is looking to milk the TDP and Chandrababu Naidu for all that the ally is worth Despite Union Minister and BJP strongman of the south M Venkaiah Naidu oozing confidence over fulfilling all assurances made in Parliament the power corridors of Delhi spell a different story TDP leader and Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Sujana Chowdary has indicated that with or without the special status the NDA government is offering an alternative package with incentives like tax concessions to attract investors Tax concessions to the state would mean there would be no grants in aid but only loan facilitation by the Centre The Modi government is keen to make Chandrababu Naidu’s grandiose plans as part of NDA’s ‘Make In India’ campaign thereby claiming part of the credit “We want AP to grow together with India and become the pilot ground for all global schemes like mega city smart city agriculture and IT instead of its own growth engines” said a senior BJP leader in AP Both AP and national BJP troubleshooters are unhappy with the TDP’s attack on the Centre They say that the debate has been renewed with the Private Member’s Bill of a Congress MP in Rajya Sabha KVP Ramachandra Rao “It is a Congress trap to break the BJP-TDP alliance for which the TDP has fallen” said P Mankyala Rao AP Endowment Minister and a BJP legislator Countering the claims in Parliament on central funding for capital cities of smaller states Rao said that hardly Rs 195 crores was given by UPA government for building Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh “But we have given almost Rs 2050 crores for Amaravati” he said adding that the Centre has to care for every state and not just AP “Why is the Congress silent now on queries as to non-inclusion of special status in the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014” he questioned What is clear is that the issue is nowhere near over for now As allies TDP and the BJP bristle at each other it is anybody’s guess as to who will blink first New Delhi: Almost every fifth train accident in the last two fiscal years has happened due to unmanned level crossings spread across the country Between April 2015 and March this year 98 people lost their lives at such crossings due to train accidents Rescue and relief works underway at the accident site where Utkal Express train derailes at Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar on Sunday PTI Between April and 15 July this year another 13 people had lost their lives in four more accidents at such unmanned crossings before news trickled in on Wednesday of yet another mishap at an unmanned crossing Though it is a fact that that the number of train accidents due to unmanned level crossings as a percentage of total accidents has fallen in the last two fiscal years (it was 37 percent in 2014-15 which means roughly every third train accident was due to unmanned level crossing in that year) but the continued loss of lives due to such crossings is surely a cause for worry Wednesday’s accident in Uttar Pradesh brings us to the often repeated question: what is the Indian Railways under Suresh Prabhu doing about the dangers of such crossings where people are expected to use caution while crossing rail tracks whether on foot or in a vehicle while the Railways throws up its hands Prabhu said in a series of tweets on Wednesday he was personally monitoring the situation Is that enough More than 70 people were injured when the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district early morning four days after another train accident (this time due to derailment) killed 23 people in the same state Officials said the accident occurred when the train hit a sand-laden dumper which overturned at an unmanned level crossing minutes before the train was to pass through According to information provided in Rajya Sabha earlier this month by Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain Gujarat tops the list of unmanned level crossings at 1895 (across broad and narrow gauge operations of the Railways) followed by Uttar Pradesh at 1112 such crossings There are 7701 such crossings across the country So what is the Railways doing about unmanned level crossings Well it has a plan to eliminate those across broad gauge operations (4943) by the turn of the decade but given its past record things are not moving according to plan In its 12th report submitted in December last year the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways had noted that with the exception of 2014-15 and 2015-16 the actual physical achievements for the elimination of unmanned level crossings have fallen way below targets "Similar is the case with utilization of funds for safety which with the exception of these two years has always been way below allocations" The panel also noted that while consequential train accidents excluding unmanned level crossing incidents declined substantially from 239 in 2003-04 to 85 in 2014-15 However those due to unmanned level crossings increased from 86 accidents in 2003-04 to 50 in 2014-15 which is more than a third of all train accidents in that year The panel said in its report that since the exercise of the closure of all unmanned level crossings has been pending for a long time the Ministry of Railways was asked about how they were prioritising this matter "The Ministry has replied that priority is being given for elimination of unmanned level crossings on Broad Gauge (BG) as percentage of rail traffic speed of trains and percentage of consequential accidents at unmanned level crossings on BG is higher than that on Meter Gauge (MG)/Narrow Gauge (NG) Unmanned level crossings on Meter Gauge (MG)/Narrow Gauge (NG) will preferably be eliminated during gauge conversion" The ministry further said that closure of unmanned LCs is also dependent upon the availability of funds for road safety works as also on getting the consent of state governments for the closure of level crossings The Ministry of Railways has also told the parliamentary committee that it was not in a position to fix a timeline for elimination of all unmanned level crossings What it instead seems to be assuring naysayers about is that no new such crossings are being built Gohain said in his reply in Rajya Sabha that no new level crossings are being provided on existing lines "as level crossings are safety hazard for both rail and road users more so for road users Moreover Ministry of Railways has announced a specific submission to eliminate all unmanned level crossings on Broad Gauge by March 2020" Even if this target were to be achieved that would still leave 2758 such unmanned crossings across the Railways’ narrow gauge operations open to further mishaps The minister said the budget allotment for level crossing and ‘Road Over Bridge/Road Under bridge’ works including the elimination of unmanned level crossings during 2016-17 and 2017-18 is Rs 374547 crore and Rs 521730 crore respectivelyI? draws a stipend of Rs 5, Madameji, The varsity?
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