the length of the track was 5 kilometers, It has now been decided to set up Maharashtra Information Technology Virtual Cadre, it said Of the 5456 employees in Mantralaya5-10 per cent would be drafted into the cadre Employees applying for the posts will be selected by a panel Selected employees will get 10 per cent of basic salary as allowance during their three-year stint in the cadre The cadre will implement e-governance initiatives in their departments For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: January 6 2017 9:41 pm Representational Image Top News A public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court by a head constable alleging rampant corruption in the police’s traffic department and seeking registration of an FIR besides a departmental inquiry against the corrupt officials Watch what else is in the news The PIL has been filed by Mumbai head constable Sunil Toke who is currently attached with Armed Police Force Worli division Toke who joined service in 1985 was posted with the Goregaon traffic police and then the Wadala traffic police during 2013-2016 The petition states that during his tenure at the traffic department he was shocked and surprised to see rampant corruption there Listing examples he has said”The traffic police take money from trucks which ply sand illegally trucks which evade octroi trucks which carry construction material illegal parking drunken driving and so on” the petition alleged It claimed that the traffic police department collects Rs 40000 to Rs 50000 from four star and five star hotels for allowing illegal parking “There are thousands of illegal taxis and auto rickshaws plying in the city without requisite permissions The traffic police collect Rs 1000-2000 from each such vehicle every month and allows them to ply” the petition claimed It alleged that when ‘nakabandi’ is done for drunken driving out of 50 cases only five to ten are registered officially and the offenders persecuted “In the other cases amounts of Rs 10000 to Rs 50000 are taken by the traffic police depending on who the offender is” the petition said The petition has sought a direction to senior authorities to lodge a FIR against the corrupt traffic police officials named in the petitioner’s complaint and also for departmental inquiry to be initiated and appropriate action taken against them Toke in his petition has also submitted a list of complaints against certain policemen of the traffic department The petition will be taken up for hearing in due course For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sriram Veera Bharat Sundaresan | Updated: September 22 2016 12:51 pm India’s win percentage is just 2585 only New Zealand has a poorer record among major Test playing nations Top News Indian cricket can be split into a few distinct phases Cricket in pre-independent India was a shot against colonialism with CK Nayudu as its poster boy of nationalist pride The early decades in Independent India was about coping with the umbilical cord of partition captured by the draw-first mentality which led to a slew of boring draws with the new neighbour Not many expected (regular) triumphs abroad The 70’s saw an attempt to grow out of post-colonial hangover led by Tiger Pataudi who tried to show that you didn’t have to be timid against the white men The late 70’s and 80’s was the first real shot of Indian individualism starring a world-class Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev but the 80’s was invested with draws The Tendulkar decade of 90’s was shadowed by matchfixing and an alarming dependency on one man and a popular tilt to the ODIs The 2000’s saw a genuine post-colonial attitude of confidence led by Sourav Ganguly though there weren’t consistent series wins abroad The present decade is led by ballsy generation full of attitude but it remains to be seen whether they become conquering travellers or only produce scattered Test wins here and there WATCH VIDEO The numbers might not convey the entire story but they reveal several ego-bruising episodes For a country that played its first Test in 1932 Indian cricket team’s results has been meagre and mediocre India has 129 Test wins a win percentage of just 2585; only New Zealand has a poorer record among major Test playing nations It has been a plodding progress of sorts One doesn’t have to even reach out for the records of top Test nations like Australia or South Africa as even the neighbours make for a brutal comparison Pakistan are just one win short of India’s 129 Test wins but they have played 100 Tests fewer Even Lanka’s win percentage is better — they have played half the Tests India have but are just 50 wins short of India’s wins Drawn Test matches would have been a pleasing result for a new country but India have continued to pile up yawns — drawing a staggering 4248 per cent of their Tests In contrast Australia has won a imposing 4720 per cent win record Teams set out on tours to win series but India’s sunny moments abroad have largely been an odd Test win here and there They have stitched up 28 Test wins outside subcontinent in 196 Tests India haven’t been good enough to consistently win Test series abroad It’s in that regard the 2000’s seemingly stands out with India winning 8 of 21 series played but even here a break down of victories show just one series win against England under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy that could be really rated as a top win They won three against Bangladesh and one each against a declining West Indies and an average New Zealand team India have largely been reduced to solo performances from a few individuals Kapil Dev rose to become highest wicket taker in the world Gavaskar was the first to score 30 hundreds and tally 10000 runs Tendulkar strode out to 14000 but the Indian team has failed to consistently perform as a unit And to think that the start was so good — CK Nayudu’s blasting 153 in less than two hours against Arthur Gilligan’s side in 1926 at Bombay Gymkhana a knock that was instrumental in India gaining respect paving way for Test recognition However the subsequent decades has been a blur of mediocre team performances punctuated by solo sparkles PAKISTAN LANKA BETTER:India have experienced the winning feeling on 129 occasions in the 499 Tests they’ve played so far Pakistan are just one win short though with 128 but have played 100 Tests fewer and are only now on the cusp of playing their 400th Test India only have a better win percentage (2585) than New Zealand Bangladesh and Zimbabwe Despite entering the fray 50 years after India Sri Lanka are only 51 wins away from India now and have a much better win-loss record and percentage (31 per cent) 129 wins in 499 Tests for India Pak: 128 wins in 399 Tests A BIG YAWN:IT might sound harsh but India have been the most boring team in Test cricket at least in terms of the high number of drawn encounters they have been a part of India have more draws in Tests (212 in 499) than Australia (206 in 791) despite having played nearly 300 Tests fewer For the record 42 per cent of their Tests have ended in a result that has always left the Americans confused—five days of cricket and no winner or loser at the end of it In the 1980s in particular Indian cricket fans were left anaesthised for the lenghtiest periods with 51 out of the 85 Tests they played during that decade finishing in draws Ironically the 80s also saw the most exciting Test in Indian history the tied game against Australia in Madras 42 per cent of India’s Tests have ended in draws BANGED UP ABROAD:Only New Zealand and Sri Lanka have struggled more away from the comfort of their home conditions than India overall And it gets worse when you look at how they’ve gone outside the subcontinent with only 28 wins in 196 Tests That’s a win percentage of 1428 Even those wins have been largely spread out Their only two wins across the border — came on the same tour to Pakistan in 2004 They won their first four out of five Tests in New Zealand But since 1976 they’ve won a solitary Test out of 19 that victory coming after a 33-year gap in 2009 1428 India’s win percentage outside the subcontinent THE MILLENIAL RISE:It’s safe to say that India’s Test fortunes have soared since the turn of the millenium Out of their 129 overall wins 66 have come since 2001—that’s more than half—and they’ve also started winning more often since the start of the noughties Off their 28 wins outside Asia 16 have come in this period India have also scored a majority of their overseas series wins in this period They have won 11 out of the 31 series in the 21st century which includes wins in England and New Zealand with three on the trot in the Caribbean India’s best period in the 20th century was during the 1970s when they won 18 and lost only 20 Tests 66 out of India’s 129 wins have come since January 2001 CRAWLING TO A CENTURY:India achieved their 100th Test win incidentally on the same ground they’ll play their 500th on beating Sri Lanka in Kanpur back in 2009 That was Test No432 Pakistan who played their maiden Test in 1952 brought up their century of wins three years prior to that beating Sri Lanka in Kandy in what was their Test No320 432 Tests India took to make it 100 wins Aus (199) Eng (241) WI (266) and SA (310) got there at least a 100 Tests earlier THE LONGEST WAIT:India had to wait 40 years and 21 Tests before beating England in England for the first time Pakistan didn’t need to wait too long for getting one over their former colonial rulers in their own backyard They did it in their very first series in 1954 scoring a win in their fourth Test It also took the Indians 30 years to beat the Aussies Down Under And if India haven’t had to be patient for their opening wins in various countries they’ve certainly been made to wait for an encore Their only other victory in Australia came 22 years later in 2003 Against West Indies they won in 1971 and 1976 and then won in the Caribbean again 26 years later By the way the wait is still on for the elusive series win in Australia and South Africa 1932 India’s first Test in England; 1971: India’s first win in England PARTY POOPERS:Twice India have found themselves on top of the Test rankings They were at the helm from December 2009 to the summer of 2011—that infamous 4-0 thrashing at the hands of England—and briefly for a week earlier this year following their series win against the West Indies But their more significant triumphs have come in the way of stopping juggernauts They ended Australia’s famous 16-match winning streak with that fairytale return-from-the-dead win in Kolkata and last year clipped the Proteas’ nine-year long unbeaten series record overseas even if the pitches on offer dominated the headlines more than the cricket itself 21 months India spent between November 2009 to August 2011 as No1 team in the world For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: March 26 2016 8:19 am Related News Almost eight months after the high profile Kidney scam in Jalandhar was discovered the second chargesheet-cum-challan was filed in the local court on Friday against 17 more persons including four doctors of the National Kidney Hospital The chargesheet runs into 14 pages with more than 800 pages of supporting documents The court later summoned all accused to be present on March 29 The first chargesheet was filed against six accused in September last year Forty-one people have been accused in this case of which 17 are still at large Share This Article Related Article Dr Rajesh Aggarwal of National Kidney Hospital his wife Deepa Aggarwal Dr Sanjay Mittal his wife Dr Suman Mittal Kumari of Ludhiana Manjit Rani of Jalandhar and Sudesh Kumari of Kapurthala Sunil Kaul and his wife Chandra Kaul of Dharamshala Mahinder Khurana and his wife Sujata Khurana of Delhi Poonam Jain her son Ayush Jain and husband Pardeep Jain of Delhi Jyoti Arneja her sons Ankit Arneja and Ankur Arneja of Delhi are among the accused All the four doctors have already received interim relief from the court Reliable police sources said that a statement from the Department of Medical Education and Research (DRME) was also attached along with other medical and technical supporting documents It said that the National Kidney Hospital did not have an authorisation committee which is mandatory for transplant cases In the earlier challan names of six accused were mentioned For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: August 25 2016 2:35 pm Aaron Ramsey suffered a hamstring injury and is set to miss Wales World Cup qualifier against Moldova on September 5 (Source: Reuters) Top News Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s injury could have been prevented Wales manager Chris Coleman has said adding he was surprised the Euro 2016 semi-finalist was rushed back for the opening Premier League game against Liverpool Manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to play Ramsey in Arsenal’s 4-3 defeat against Liverpool backfired as the player suffered a hamstring injury and was ruled out of his country’s World Cup qualifier against Moldova on Sept 5 Coleman said he expected Wenger to hand Ramsey an extended break following the tournament in France “It’s disappointing he’s got an injury Could it have been prevented Possibly yes” Coleman told reporters on Wednesday “I think we all expected him to (miss the start of the season) so I don’t know what happened between and when he ended up on the pitch “I think to a man if you were looking at that (team sheet against Liverpool) it was a bit of a surprise he started “I think Aaron said himself (in France) that he wasn’t expecting to” Defender Laurent Koscielny midfielder Mesut Ozil and striker Olivier Giroud were all left out of the team for the game against Liverpool “It was a long tournament for Aaron after a long hard season So I don’t know why he was treated differently” Coleman added “I think Arsenal have a certain way of doing things “A lot has been said about their injury list they’re doing the same things now as what they’ve always done – they’re not going to change now “That’s up to them Aaron’s Arsenal’s player” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSydney: Defending champion Johanna Konta suffered a reversal of last year’s final when she was bundled out in the first round of the Sydney International by Agnieszka Radwanska on Tuesday The Pole had been overpowered in 82-minutes by the Briton in the final last year but repaid the favour on Ken Rosewall Arena at the Olympic Tennis Centre as she raced to a 6-3 7-5 victory Neither player was able to dominate with their service games in the first set with Konta’s second serve barely a factor as she won just two of her 11 second serve points and Radwanska converted three of her five break opportunities Agnieszka Radwanska in action in the 1st round match against Johanna Konta in the Sydney International AP Konta again had trouble holding serve in the second set but showed signs of a fightback when she broke while trailing 4-1 in the second but then could not push on as Radwanska sealed the victory in one hour 49 minutes The first round loss continues some worrying early season performances for the 26-year-old World No 9Konta She struggled to get going in her first two matches last week in Brisbane before she withdrew from her quarter-final with a hip injury She told Sydney organisers on Monday however that she was fit having withdrawn from Brisbane because she could not keep playing but also had an eye on next week’s season-opening grand slam Radwanska who was upset by American qualifier Sachia Vickery in the Auckland quarter-finals last week will now meet another American qualifier Catherine Bellis in the second round in Sydney
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