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नई दिल्ली . लता मंगेशकर जैसी सुरीली आवाज में'सत्यम शिवम सुन्दरम' गा रही एक लड़की का वीडियो इन दिनों व्हाट्सएप्प पर वायरल हो गया है. कई मीडिया संस्थान इस लड़की तक पहुंचने तक की कोशिश में लगी हुई रही,लेकिन सफलता मिली जी मीडिया ग्रुप को.
आखिर ज़ी मीडिया की मुहिम रंग लाई, मिल गई उसे सुरों की 'सरस्वती'..जिस 'सरस्वती' के बारे में जानने के लिए पूरा देश बेताब था, वह कोच्चि में मिली है.ज़ी मीडिया ने सुरों की शहज़ादी जयालक्ष्मी को ढूंढ़ निकाला.
व्हाट्सएप्प से पहले किसी परिचित के माध्यम से मुंबई में रहनेवाले वाइस ओवर आर्टिस्ट और प्ले बेक सिंगर प्रशांत के टी को यह वीडियो प्राप्त हुआ था.उन्होंने 17 नवंबर को इसे यू ट्यूब पर अपलोड कर दिया.प्रशांत ने ही उस आवाज़ की तुलना लता जी से करते हुए
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एक शीर्षक दे दिया.साथ ही लोगों से मदद की अपील की थी.
प्रशांत ने इसे यू ट्यूब के अलावा सोशल मीडिया व्हाट्सएप्प पर चार दिनों तक लगातार शेयर कर सभी के सामने तलाश करने की चुनौती खड़ी कर दी.
इस बात का सहज ही अंदाजा यू ट्यूब के कमेंट्स बॉक्स को देख कर भी लगाया जा सकता है. प्रशांत ने पलपल इंडिया संवाददाता से चर्चा के दौरान बताया कि यह वीडियो उन्हें अपने किसी परिचित के लिंक से ही व्हाट्सएप्प पर मिला था. उन्हें इस छोटी-सी लड़की की सुरीली आवाज़ में लता दी की झलक दिख गई. हालांकि उन्हें भी नहीं मालूम था कि वह गाने वाली छोटी-सी लड़की है कौन?
बस,वे उस प्रतिभा को दुनिया के सामने लाने के लिए सोशल मीडिया का सहारा ले लिया. जी मीडिया की तलाश पूर्ण होने की खबर मिलते ही प्रशांत ने यू ट्यूब के कमेंट्स बॉक्स में लिखा है कि:
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती..
जो ठान ले कुछ करने का उनके आगे कोई दीवार नहीं होती..
हम सब की मेहनत रँग लायी हमारी "सरस्वती" मिल गयीं ..
चार रात दिन और रातें जगते-जगते आज मै बुखार से लस्त था पर जैसे ही यह खबर सुना पसीना आ गया और बुखार ना जाने कहाँ गया..जी न्यूज से बिनती है मेरी.. मै मिलना चाहता हूँ अपनी सरस्वती से.. आप सब का बहुत धन्यवाद.
  
Today (12:40PM)  ISKCON nod a major boost for Metro Rail (www.thehindu.com)
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While the suspense continues about the probable alignment changes on the Metro Rail corridors, a significant breakthrough has been achieved in providing the right of way at a key site. The ISKCON temple authorities have agreed to allow the overhead viaduct across their property without affecting their two main structures.Senior Metro Rail officials, declining to be identified, indicated that a broad agreement was reached with the temple authorities to permit construction in 18 metre wide corridor inside, on crossing Sangeet crossroads junction. A sum of close to six crore rupees is to be paid as compensation for acquiring 6,000 sq.yards of the land.It comes as a shot in the arm for the beleaguered Metro Rail officials as the issue was hanging fire over the last couple of years and had become a major bottleneck on corridor three – Nagole – Shilparamam - Raidurg route. Apparently, patient negotiations with the property...
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owners concerned and the Government’s support has ensured some recalcitrant cases to come around.Senior officials are now quietly confident of acquiring parts of a prominent club in Begumpet too.“Over the years we have managed to take over more than 1,000 properties along with old Gandhi Hospital land and defence properties through persuasion and attractive compensation package,” they point out.
Court cases Still about 500 properties including 281 key ones have to be acquired. Some of these also come under Urban Land Ceiling Act and Government Vested Municipal (GVMs) properties – listed as Government lands on official records. Thus far, 156 GVMs have been acquired while 100 more are left.
Significant number of remaining GVMs are on the Greenlands-Jubilee Hills route (4.5 km), also on corridor three. Only a few piers or pillars of viaduct of 117 planned have come up on this stretch due to a court case by the affected persons. The HC has already heard both parties and final judgement is awaited.
  
Today (12:35PM)  Railway officers set to adopt stations for cleaning (www.indiatvnews.com)
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New Delhi: Looking to give a new impetus to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has suggested that officers working with the public transporter could adopt one railway station each in order to ensure proper cleanliness on the premises.
Noting that “in Railways, cleaning is nobody’s baby”, Prabhu has also advocated banning of cooking and shifting out of commercial stalls, including eateries, from the platforms to keep railway stations clean and safe.
According to the plan, about 700 stations are being identified to be taken up by individual officers for cleaning from next month.
“In Railways, cleaning is nobody’s baby. Constant tussle between medical, commercial and engineering branches on not owning the cleaning job,” Prabhu
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said in a note sent to the Chairman, Railway Board, and other officials concerned.
“Railways has almost as many officers (group A and B) as it has railway stations. It may be a good idea if an officer adopts a station for cleaning purposes,” he added in the note.
Although there are about 7,500 stations in the country, the number of those being chosen for cleaning is about 700 only.
“The stations being chosen are the ones where train movement is significant,” said a senior rail ministry official.
The cleanliness drive was taken up by railways on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The then Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda himself had picked up the broom at New Delhi station as part of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan.
However, the drive appears to have lost steam and the new rail minister is keen to relaunch it in a dedicated way.
With a view to take the drive forward, Prabhu has also sought a ban on cooking on platforms along with the shifting out of stalls and eateries.
While cooking on platforms is one of the factors which contribute to uncleanliness, it is also considered to be a safety hazard.
  
Today (12:35PM)  Suresh Prabhu to talk rail reforms with MPs (m.timesofindia.com)
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NEW DELHI: In a bid to take members of Parliament (MPs) on board, railway minister Suresh Prabhu would meet parliamentarians to discuss the progress of rail projects under implementation in their constituencies. The meet is aimed at ensuring speedy implementation as the state-run transporter is struggling with huge pendency of projects.
Prabhu, along with minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha, will meet all MPs in seven batches over dinner during the winter session of the Parliament session.
An official in railway board secretariat said Sinha has directed the board to submit the details of ongoing projects and other works across 17 zones. The railways have landed in a financial mess due to the long list of non-remunerative projects.
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per railway data, around 406 projects for constructing 43,982 km of tracks at a cost of Rs 1.85 lakh crore have been pending — some for over three decades. Soon after taking charge, the BJP government had issued instructions to general managers, asking them to draw up a priority list on pending projects, while indicating certain projects could be scrapped.
The meeting is also seen as railway minister's attempt to reach out to MPs before preparation of the rail budget. Railways are flooded with requests from parliamentarians on new trains, laying of new tracks and stoppage of trains at particular stations in their constituencies among other things.
The move is also seen as an attempt to take MPs into confidence before infusing radical reforms which could be politically unpopular and make them partner in revival of the state-run transporter, an official said.
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Today (12:34PM)  Railway officers set to adopt stations for cleaning (www.business-standard.com)
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Looking to give a new impetus to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has suggested that officers working with the public transporter could adopt one railway station each in order to ensure proper cleanliness on the premises.
Noting that "in Railways, cleaning is nobody's baby", Prabhu has also advocated banning of cooking and shifting out of commercial stalls, including eateries, from the platforms to keep railway stations clean and safe.
According to the plan, about 700 stations are being identified to be taken up by individual officers for cleaning from next month.


"In Railways, cleaning
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is nobody's baby. Constant tussle between medical, commercial and engineering branches on not owning the cleaning job," Prabhu said in a note sent to the Chairman, Railway Board, and other officials concerned.
"Railways has almost as many officers (group A and B) as it has railway stations. It may be a good idea if an officer adopts a station for cleaning purposes," he added in the note.
Although there are about 7,500 stations in the country, the number of those being chosen for cleaning is about 700 only.
"The stations being chosen are the ones where train movement is significant," said a senior rail ministry official.
The cleanliness drive was taken up by railways on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The then Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda himself had picked up the broom at New Delhi station as part of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan.
However, the drive appears to have lost steam and the new rail minister is keen to relaunch it in a dedicated way.
With a view to take the drive forward, Prabhu has also sought a ban on cooking on platforms along with the shifting out of stalls and eateries.
While cooking on platforms is one of the factors which contribute to uncleanliness, it is also considered to be a safety hazard.
  
Today (12:32PM)  Two Delhi NGOs share the $1,00,000 Deutsche Bank award (indianexpress.com)
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Chintan, a material recovery facility at New Delhi Railway Station, and GOONJ, an NGO working in the area of urban waste, have jointly won the seventh Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award 2014 in Delhi, which entails a cash prize of $1,00,000. The winners were chosen by an independent jury from 135 entries, eventually coming down to a shortlist of nine finalists. The shortlist included the likes of Delhi Haat, Center for Social Research, Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Katha and Khoj.
Anshu Jain, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, and Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank,
presented the prize to the winners at a ceremony in Delhi last week, wherein the keynote address was delivered by boxing champion Mary Kom.
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said it chose the two projects in order to “emphasise the importance of more sustainable cycles of consumption and production, and for thinking creatively about locating workplaces and employment opportunities in cities”. Anthony Williams, jury member and former Mayor of Washington DC, said, “I’ve been on all the juries now, and of all the cities we’ve visited and all the projects we’ve reviewed, we’ve seen the best set here in Delhi.” He added that such initiatives could be a wonderful arm of diplomacy for the country.
Rahul Mehrotra, Chair of the Jury and Professor of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard University, said, “The winning projects are both about the questions of waste, questions of recycling, resources, questions of employment, of income generation for poorer sections of society. But each project represents a different set of issues which are critical for the city.”
The Chintan MRF project at the New Delhi Railway station manages tonnes of unsorted garbage from the numerous trains that arrive at the railway station every day. The garbage, which would otherwise end up in landfill dumps outside the city, is sorted into organic and non-organic waste by trained workers at the centre. Once sorted, waste is passed onto various corporate producers like Tetrapack for recycling.
Proper management and a systematic process has also lead to more dignified livelihoods for the otherwise marginalised ragpicker’s community. The profits are used to improve social awareness among them and to create educational facilities for their children. The facility stands on a former garbage dump, which has been transformed into a dignified and clean working space where the trained rag-pickers come and carry out their livelihoods.
On the other hand, GOONJ is an NGO formed in 1999, working on issues of urban waste and social distribution. Its mission is to re-use vast quantities of untapped old and waste material in middle class households to create second-hand products. The material left at GOONJ drop-in centres is sorted at a facility run by the group at Madanpur-Khadarpur village. Embedding the facility in the community ensures local employment opportunities for women in the area. The sorted material is then used as a parallel currency for development programmes in rural areas. This supports hundreds of grassroots programmes like digging wells, improving sanitation, and making bamboo bridges.

GOONJ deals with about 1,000 tonnes of solid waste annually and ensures nothing ends up in landfill sites. Some products are also sold through various channels to generate funds that help sustain the organisation. Any remaining pieces of cloth are turned into sanitary pads for rural women.
The award is associated with the Urban Age project, a worldwide investigation into the future of cities jointly initiated by Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, and LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The initiative is an international investigation of the social dynamics of cities centred on an annual conference. Since 2005, over 12 conferences have been held in rapidly urbanising regions in Africa and Asia, as well as in mature urban regions in the Americas and Europe.
  
Today (12:27PM)  Inauguration of 800-m flyover may get delayed (www.hindustantimes.com)
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The much-awaited flyover on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road that was scheduled to get functional by November end may get delayed as the public works department is yet to receive the permission from the railways to throw open the link.
The construction of the 800-metre long flyover opposite the Pushpa Gujral Science City is almost complete as the public works department has finished it, before the December deadline of the project.
Officials said the local railways zone was yet to get permission for permanent closure of the level crossing and laying pre-cast girders on the railway portion from the higher authorities.
However, the railways has got the permission for laying pre-cast girders from the railway safety commissioner while the permission for permanent closure of
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the level crossing is yet to be received as a result of they are facing trouble in throwing open the bridge.
The foundation stone of the `34 crore project was laid by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in June 2013 and was expected to be finished in 18 months.
The funds to construct the bridge have been provided by the state government’s infrastructure development board (PADB) and a part of the amount has been contributed by the railway authorities.
Once the railway overbridge becomes functional, commuters travelling from Jalandhar to Kapurthala and vice-versa will have an easy ride on the stretch and save 20 minutes.
Pawan Kumar, PWD executive engineer, said the construction work on the flyover has been completed at the cost of Rs31 crore.
“Permission is not a big issue. We will get it soon from the railway authorities and the bridge will get functional before its deadline,” Kumar claimed.
At present, commuters to Kapurthala take a detour from Dhaliwal Dona village, covering an extra distance of 6 kilometers to reach the city due to the construction of the flyover while commuters from Kapurthala to Jalandhar cover an extra 5 kilometres as they have to go via Wadala Khurd village.

Railways blocks one service lane
As the difference between the service lane and railway tracks is less as per the railway policy, the railway authorities have blocked one side of the service lane on the flyover, which has become a trouble for nearby villagers.
Villages located near the flyover such as Wadala Kalan, Wadala Khurd, Feali, Kot Karar Khan, Khaira Majha and Rasoolpur are facing difficulty commuting to the cities of Jalandhar or Kapurthala.
“The railways has blocked the service lane through which we can reach Jalandhar or Kapurthala. Now we have to take a ride of 5-7 km just to cover 500-metre distance,” said Raghunath Sharma, a resident of Wadala Kala.
He said the authorities should open this link for public so that they do not face inconvenience.
Pawan Kumar said there was a little misunderstanding with the railways and the PWD has done the right work.
“This way will also open for the public soon,” he said
  
Today (12:24PM)  DMRC speeds up field work for Vijayawada metro (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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VIJAYAWADA: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has speeded up engaging consultants to take up various field level studies for the proposed metro rail project in Vijayawada city.
The DMRC is believed to have already hired the services of a few experts in different sectors, including topographical survey, traffic analysis, geographical studies and water pipeline analysis. It plans to finalise the appointment of other consultants early to get the data ready by mid-January 2015.
The consultants are expected to be appointed to get clearances from different government agencies to kick-start the works. In order to fine-tune the subjects that have to be entrusted to consultants, DMRC managing director Mangu Singh, and director (business development) SD Sarma on Friday made a field visit to the city.
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However, the entire visit was kept under wraps in a bid to complete the field job smoothly. Sources said Mangu Singh visited all the routes inspected by DMRC principal advisor E Sreedharan two months ago and took note of the key traffic junctions and alignments.
  
Today (10:22AM)  Ad wraps to boost Delhi Metro’s revenue collection (www.thehindu.com)
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Soon Delhi Metro’s train will whizz past with advertisements on its exterior with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Saturday inducting its first such train. In all, 15 trains — seven on the Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre (Line 2) and eight on the Dwarka Sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali — will be inducted soon.
The first train was inducted on the Dwarka-Vaishali route going towards Vaishali. The first train on Line 2 will also be inducted by next week. “Currently, only six coach trains are being wrapped. Gradually, trains on other corridors will also be covered,” a DMRC spokesperson.
The advertisement wraps are part of the Delhi Metro’s steps to augment the non-operational revenues through advertisements. “Currently, the DMRC operates a fleet of over 200 train sets with over 60 eight-coach trains and over
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80 six-coach trains. The ‘train wraps’ have been permitted on 10 per cent of the total train sets available on the operational lines of the Delhi Metro network,” said the spokesperson.
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