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    With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the city police conducted a surprise check at the railway station this evening.The station house officer of Division No. 1 constituted four teams with 60 police personnel to search the trains, platforms...
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    New Delhi: Passengers will soon be able to use the Metro train smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS. The Delhi government's long pending proposal in this regard has been approved by the Lt Governor following which the proposal has been sent to the...
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    Panchkula: A newlywed woman went missing hours after her husband was found dead on a railway track in the Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, here. The victim, Ram (22), was found dead last evening. He was a resident of Gandhi Colony.According to the police, the duo got married 10 months...
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    जागरण संवाददाता, अलीगढ़ : टोटियों से प्लेटफार्म पर बहता पानी। गाड़ियों के आवागमन की सटीक जानकारी देने को लगाए गए डिस्प्ले बोर्ड बंद। किसी भी गाड़ी में रिजर्वेशन का ताजा हाल जानने को लगाई गई लाखों की टच स्क्रीन मशीन शोपीस। कुछ इस तरह का हाल है ए ग्रेड का...
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    जबलपुर। सूरत से पटना जा रही प्रीमियम ट्रेन में भूखे प्यासे यात्रियों ने ट्रेन के पेंट्रीकार को लूट लिया। घटना होते ही पेंट्रीकार के कर्मचारी दहशत में आ गए। इसके बाद यात्रियों को जो भी सामान मिला, वह उसे उठाकर चलते बने। यात्रियों के आक्रोश को देखकर सुरक्षाकर्मी भी सहमे...

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Blog Entry# 310454  
Posted: Dec 23 2011 (8:04PM)

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Last Response: Feb 28 2012 (8:16AM)
Dec 23 2011 (8:04PM)           

moderator**   4277 blog posts   12 correct pred (57% accurate)  
Entry# 310454               Tags   Past Edits
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Over the past 3 weeks, this website has been involved in a great crisis of survival with persistent and determined vested interests in the Government deploying a lot of public money into thwarting and killing us. Numerous updates have been made to the various browser apps and the website itself to keep the information flowing. But dedicated and salaried personnel in said department of the Railways are continuously involved in round-the-clock effort in reverse-engineering this site and further blocking public access to information. We are getting a lot of rapid feedback from the public of the huge inconvenience they are facing, but said personnel in the Government seem to be directly working against the public, as public enemies. This is a message to the Government of India.
1. This site is
not against the Govt. Indeed, most of our most ardent fans work for the Government, and many are officials in your own Railways department who use this site in preference to your own official site. Indeed the Govt. is the biggest beneficiary of such a free site - this is never done anywhere. All this is happening for the first time in India. We get a lot of attention from international media and people whole-heartedly praising this site, and pointing it as something their advanced countries do not have. We have received several offers from foreign government, courting us to work for them. And, they are willing to pay us a lot of money for such a site that does free propaganda for the country itself.
2. Are we stealing the Railways database? Are we just duplicating your content? In fact, up to 95% of this website is manufactured data, manufactured from the basic raw materials that we depend on. The Government provides us with cotton - in fact, cotton seed. We grow cotton out of it, make clothes, garments, things that actually help the public. We don't just show your train timetable to the public. For that the public can go directly to your own Govt. website. What this site does: Living Atlas, routes, PNR Analysis, Living FAQ, News cross-referencing, coach compositions, Loco Reversals, Technical Stops, station addresses, Blogs/Discussion, Trip Diary, Member database, an extensive Communication infrastructure - almost 100% of it has absolutely nothing to do with what your official site does.
But, we need cotton for it!!! We need cotton seed for us to grow the cotton and make clothes and garments out of it. Don't block it. Don't starve us of basic commodities.
What the Government is doing is tantamount to the British imposition of tax on salt. The British Raj was saying:
"You are stealing our salt. It is illegal for anyone to make salt. We will vigorously prosecute any violators since it is illegal to make our salt."
You, the Government, is saying the exact same thing. On a basic information "commodity", that you are supposed to provide an API on, as almost all progressive foreign governments have provided, you are imposing a "tax" on it, and working as a public enemy, just like the British Raj.
As such, our Chrome App, Firefox App, and other upcoming social sharing solutions are like the "Salt Satyagraha". We shall continue to engage in this Satyagraha. This is this site's Karma, and we do not really care what the results will be.
@all members: As the government continues to make vigorous attempts at blocking the basic cotton, out of which our PNR forums, etc. originate, please be prepared for brand new innovations in the field of massively parallelized peer-to-peer computing, whereby everyone has access to rail information - coming soon!!! As our new developments roll out, the Government will have no recourse but to declare the internet itself as illegal and block all information from everyone.
Thanks for everyone's patience during these trying times.

Dec 23 2011 (9:21PM)        

विश्व नाथ**   11533 blog posts   264 correct pred (75% accurate)  
Re# 310454-21               Tags   Past Edits
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कहते हैं की " क्राइसिस का समय अचीवमेंट की जननी होता है अगर आप इस चुनौती को अवसर में बदल देते हैं तो "
फिकर नॉट सर वो डाल-डाल तो जनता पात-पात.
आज के ज़माने किसी सूचना को एक हद से ज्यादा रोका नहीं जा सकता. और जब सूचना व्यापक जनहित लोकहित से जुडी हो तो देर से ही सही जो सही है वही जीतेगा.
ये विडंबना ही कही जायेगी की कभी उपभोक्ता संरक्षण आंदोलन से जुड़े और अब रेल के मुखिया अपनी साईट से निकलने वाले चंद इरिटेटिंग पॉपअप की छुद्र इनकम के चक्कर में 'उपभोक्ता अनहित आंदोलन' चला रहे हैं. सच है शाशक की मानसिकता का ये उदाहरण साबित करता है की कुर्सी का असर आँखों से देखने की क्षमता को
किस वीभत्स रूप में प्रभावित कर देता है.
शर्म और खेद की बात है.

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Feb 28 2012 (7:19AM)        

आम आदमी ☺ राहुल जैन ® झाडू वाले**   8135 blog posts   14904 correct pred (62% accurate)  
Re# 310454-82               Tags   Past Edits
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is it so

Feb 28 2012 (7:52AM)        

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Re# 310454-83               Tags   Past Edits
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Can you explain this statement?

Feb 28 2012 (8:16AM)        

Chaitanya J Deshpande   1233 blog posts   3269 correct pred (64% accurate)  
Re# 310454-84               Tags   Past Edits
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It is an ideal site for who travelling in indin railway
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