Even as the city civic agencies gear up to implement the new parking rules in the national capital, a very important cog in the system is divided: The residents’ welfare associations (RWAs), whose co-operation is imperative for the scheme to succeed.While most RWAs admit that parking is a serious concern in their areas and want it to be regulated, they say that enforcement will be a huge problem. The concerns include — multiple RWAs in some colonies , security when colony gates would be required to be kept open, and lack of space. Some claim that they were not taken on board while preparing the parking plan, making it “impractical”.“A majority of people want parking to be regulated. But there are practical problems,” said Amarjeet Singh, president of Lajpat Nagar 3 RWA, where the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is implementing the pilot project on court’s direction. “Who will check if people have … [Read more...] about Fulcrum of policy, RWAs say they want more power
HYDERABAD: If electoral reforms are implemented quickly, there may not be any justification for simultaneous polls for the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies, says former Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy. If our political parties behave well during elections, strictly follow model code of conduct, observe the ceiling on expenditure, and avoid violence, hatred and muscle power,there may not be any justification for the concept, he said. "Since they do not follow any of these requirements and since they do not respect rule of law during election time, simultaneous polls will certainly benefit in terms of cost-benefit ratio," Krishnamurthy told . "Simultaneous polls idea can be implemented only if there is a constitutional amendment and additional adequate paramilitary forces," he added. Krishnamurthy listed law to regulate political parties, public funding of polls through national election fund, changing the first-past-the-post system and barring criminal elements from … [Read more...] about No need for simultaneous polls if electoral reforms implemented , says ex-CEC TS Krishnamurthy
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined in the online debate over accusations of gender discrimination by the algorithm behind the iPhone maker’s credit card, fuelling scrutiny of the newly launched Apple Card.The criticism started on Thursday, after entrepreneur David Heinemeier Hansson railed against the Apple Card in a series of Twitter posts, saying it gave him 20 times the credit limit his wife received.The much anticipated titanium credit card, part of a broader effort by Apple to derive greater revenue from services after years of heavy reliance on iPhone sales, was launched in August, in partnership with Goldman Sachs Group Inc.In an email, Goldman said Apple Card applicants were evaluated independently, according to income and creditworthiness, taking into account factors such as personal credit scores and personal debt.It was possible for two family members to receive significantly different credit decisions, the bank said, but added, “We have not, and will not, … [Read more...] about Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says Apple Card algorithm gave wife lower credit limit
Mumbai: Actress Lara Dutta says that former cricket player Mohammad Azharuddin, on whose life the film "Azhar" is based, is a phenomenal person. "He (Azharuddin) has tremendously lent his support to the film and has obviously remained very involved. He's an incredible person. Having worked with him over this year, I got to know him. He's quite a phenomenal person," said Lara, who presented Fair & Lovely Foundation scholarships to 200 women here. OMG: Nargis Fakhri faints during ‘Oye Oye’ song shoot for ‘Azhar’; Makers suffer huge loss! Like the trailer suggests, Azharuddin was one of the most successful and most controversial cricket captains of the country because of his accomplishments on the cricket field, match-fixing allegations and relationships. Lara plays a lawyer in "Azhar", who is hell bent on proving the match-fixing allegations levelled against Azharuddin (played by Emraan Hashmi) in the film. In Pics! Lara Dutta plays a lawyer in Azhar! … [Read more...] about Lara Dutta says former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin is phenomenal!
New Delhi: In a major turn of events in Maharashtra, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant stepped down from the central Cabinet amid the tussle between his party and BJP over the government formation. Taking to Twitter, Sawant announced his decision to quit the Union Ministry. "Why stay in Delhi government in such a false environment?" he wrote. Sawant's tweets, which are in Marathi, says, 'I am quitting the Union Cabinet as the BJP betrayed the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and lied about the 50:50 power-sharing formula. The BJP went back on its word on the agreement that was finalised between the two parties. Denying this formula is a formidable threat for Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena only sides with the truth. Why stay in Delhi in this environment of falsehood?" Sawant will address a media conference at 11 am in the national capital today. Sawant was given the ministry barely six months before when NDA 2 came to power with a … [Read more...] about Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant resigns from Union Cabinet, says ‘why stay in environment of falsehood’