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Wellesley still reports for work at the village shop, Tiote’s agent?161 appearances for Newcastle.cher ami, The camera can be used for indoor mapping and even augment real-time objects.Lenovo Phab2 Pro is a futuristic device with emphasis on augmented reality and 3D mapping on mobile The smartphone also features an 8MP front camera like a traditional smartphone Also Read:Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro: Here’s how the Google Project Tango smartphone works Lenovo Phab2 Pro is 107mm thick and weighs 259 grams The smartphone features a non-removable 4050mAh battery and will be available in Grey and Gold colour variants For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi: The Railways is expected to post a 10 percent increase in total revenue this fiscal according to its Member (Traffic) This would be possible due to a spike in coal loading and strong “showing” in passenger category So the Railways is expected to earn a total revenue of Rs 18 lakh crore in 2017-18 Two figures should put this number in perspective: First total revenue in 2016-17 for the Railways was Rs 165 lakh crore widely off the mark compared to the revenue target set out at the beginning of that fiscal year at Rs 189 lakh crore This translated to a shortfall of about Rs 24000 crore Second even if the current fiscal’s target as set out by Member (Traffic) is met that would still be over 10 percent short of the initial target for the current fiscal at Rs 189 lakh crore So the Railways is merely following its own trend of raising hopes at the beginning of the fiscal and then falling short of the targets it sets for itself Another interesting point: The total revenue the Railways hopes to earn in 2017-18 would still be short of the target set for previous fiscal a number it should have earned by March 2017 itself The gap between the earnings target the Railways has been setting itself and the actual receipts comes even when after 90 years of a separate Railway Budget this practice was discontinued from the current fiscal The thinking behind this move: a separate Railway Budget led to excessive populism especially in the matter of fare fixation and selection and funding of projects Besides a separate Railway Budget had failed to achieve commercialisation of the Railways for generation of adequate funds for projects or making it accountable for delivery of services No separate budget also means the Railways does not have to pay an annual dividend to the government So the continued shortfall in Railways’ receipts versus annual targets this fiscal despite the removal of dividend payment is a matter of concern Representational image Reuters Though the Railways is known as the largest domestic transporter for Indians ferrying well over 22 million people each day freight carriage is the mega revenue earner since it accounts for 65 paise of every rupee earned This means the transporter must make incremental revenue by carrying goods to continue subsidising passenger fares Now freight earnings have been declining as the Railways’ freight rates remain unattractive compared to other modes of transport like roadways Besides bulk of the freight traffic has been restricted to 10 commodities and the basket is only now being expanded to almost 40 The ET report shows that the Railways is betting on carrying 1155 crore tonnes of freight this fiscal which is a significant improvement over tonnage last fiscal but still one crore tonnes short of the target for 2017-18 The state of the Indian economy is partly to blame for lower than expected tonnage of freight but then picking out which freight makes more money for the Railways has to be done better In the absence of any robust growth in freight earnings it is but natural that even last fiscal the lower revenue target was met partially through a 72 percent jump in non-fare revenues Obviously non-fare revenues cannot cure all the ills plaguing the Railways While Railways’ efforts to generate non-fare revenue from advertisements on trains parking and catering etc are commendable it needs to do much more to uplift its core services of passenger and freight transportation In fact a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways which examined the ministry’s demand for grants for 2017-18 said that the Railways had first projected revenue earnings from passengers at Rs 51012 crore in its Budget estimates for 2016-17 This figure was later revised to Rs 48000 crore and what has actually been earned is Rs 46279 crore The same committee report said the budget estimate for freight earnings for 2016-17 was Rs 11793275 crore which was revised down to Rs 108900 crore The actual earning has been even lower at Rs 104310 crore In other words the Railways earned Rs 150589 crore from passenger and freight segments against its revised target of Rs 156900 crore a decline of over 4 percent In 2016-17 non-fare earnings jumped to Rs 10181 crore from Rs 5928 crore in the previous fiscal The standing committee report quotes a Railway official as saying “Our freight rates are very high rates and that is how freight is moving to road Our average cost of service is Rs 099 per 10 kilometers whereas I am charging from my users around Rs 160 which I use for cross-subsidising my passenger traffic where I am charging around 50 percent of cost of our service This trend is not good for the economy in the sense that goods are used for production consumption and if the cost of transportation of goods which ultimately is the logistic cost which is perhaps highest in India at around 13 percent of the cost of the goods as against developed countries is only around 4 to 5 percent There is enough justification for reducing the freight charges Today I am not able to do it because I have to match the budget and crosssubsidise the passenger traffic which are at substantially lower rate” This essentially means that the Railways has been charging an over 60 percent premium on transporting freight across its network whereas passengers are subsidised as they are merely charged half of the cost of transporting them across the Railway network And this cross subsidisation is the nub of the Railways’ earning woes As has been said countless times earlier not only does the Railways need to bump up total passenger and freight earnings it also quickly needs to reduce the subsidisation of passenger fares through freight earnings Coming back to lower passenger fares this piece in Business Standard quotes a senior Railway Board official to say that one of the major reasons for the increase in passenger revenues in 2016-17 over the previous fiscal was the launch of flexi-fare system across select trains which generated Rs 26031 crore in revenue While implementing flexi fares and other smart ticket pricing ideas the Railways needs to rapidly also increase passenger fares to remain in business Now that a separate Budget is not being announced why not bite the bullet on passenger fares in the coming fiscal During 2016-17 Railways’ freight earnings declined 45 percent over 2015-16 due to carrying larger volume of low fare freight This clearly shows not only is there a need to raise freight tonnage the focus must also be on high fare freight New Delhi: Amid its Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s aggressive pitch to woo voters in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh Congress party on Saturday virtually ruled out any alliance in the Assembly polls "Our policy so far is to stand on our own feet We have not given much thought to the issue" party General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said while talking to reporters along with UPCC Chief Raj Babbar He was asked whether the Congress out of power in UP for 27 years now would ally with any party in the Assembly polls scheduled early next year Rahul Gandhi during his khat session in Mirzapur PTI Replying to another question Azad suggested he was not in favour of early declaration of candidates for UP polls He said early declaration was a "double-edged sword" which at times helps but at times proves counter-productive "When the entire party leadership is approaching people (through various yatras) the issue is not relevant" he said to the suggestion that early announcement of candidates give them time to reach out to people Asked about the turmoil in the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh he said he foresees a "war-like situation" in the party during distribution of tickets "What you are seeing is just the beginning just see how things develop there" he said quoting a urdu couplet insisting there will be a "Panipat" (war) over distribution of tickets in that party Taking a dig at the family of Mulayam Singh Yadav holding all key posts in UP he said the turmoil led to one "discovery" that the "chacha-bhatija share in between them 95 per cent of the important portfolios leaving just five per cent for the rest" His reference was to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle and senior state minister Shivpal Yadav being in charge of all key ministries including Home Finance Cooperatives and PWD New Delhi: Tightening the noose further around black economy the government may abolish discretionary powers of tax officers in deciding liabilities for evasion said NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya He also hinted that stamp duty for real estate dealings may be eased with a possible rise in on-the-book property deals in the wake of the ongoing crackdown on unaccounted wealth "We have to also go back and begin to think much more seriously about a whole set of tax reforms which would both bring in simplification and precision in the definition so that you reduce and hopefully even eliminate discretion of tax officers on this matter" Panagariya told private TV channel India Today in an interview Arvind Panagariya at NITI Aayog PTI Panagariya a former chief economist of the Asian Development Bank was responding to questions on possible follow-up measures to the 8 November 8 of ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes "A lot of evasion of taxes happens when there’s too much discretion on the part of officers So we need to simplify" he remarked "Simplification" he explained "would mean doing away with (tax) exemptions In addition (we need to) also define situations much more precisely so that it leaves no room for discretion for the tax officers to decide whether under such and such situations you are liable to tax you are not liable to tax" The government Panagariya said is beefing up enforcement against tax cheats in the real estate sector At the same time concerns over the high rates of the stamp duty should also be taken care of he suggested "On real estate we need to begin to enforce it better But we need to address the issue of stamp duty Is it too high" he asked "If the transactions are going to come in white probably the amount for which the transaction is taking place would rise" Asked whether he foresaw a drop in stamp duty Panagariya answered "that’s something we ought to have on the table" The NITI Ayog chief stoutly defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation of the country’s biggest notes which has come under heavy attack from a host of economists including former prime minister Manmohan Singh "Stamping out corruption on a large scale has not been tried in a developing economy in the past" Panagariya argued "This is the first time where in a developing economy a Prime Minister says that look we got to do a clean-up job here and systematically proceeds to do that" He described Modi’s currency ban as an "essential step" "This is the first time an economy has tried to do the clean-up job What the step has been taken is an essential step It is not the last step" Panagariya rejected Singh’s fierce criticism of the abrupt scrapping of high-denomination bills saying the former prime minister had given no evidence to back up his contention "I really wished that the former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh had also given his arguments very clearly why he thought this was loot why he thought this was plunder I really don’t know what his arguments were so I really can’t quite address them in an informed sort of way" Panagariya said He also disagreed with Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s harsh observations that the demonetisation was a "despotic action" Panagariya insisted that the government followed laid-out norms before it outlawed the banknotes "Also by the way a despotic action should create some uproar from the public to the Opposition The public sentiment has been quite the contrary actually I really don’t quite appreciate in what sense it was a despotic action" he wondered He however acknowledged that Modi’s measure will slow down economy at least in the last two quarters of the current fiscal but claimed that growth would recover rapidly in the next financial year "I think we’ll see some decline in the third quarter Some bit of less than what will happen in the third quarter will happen also in the fourth quarter But whatever losses happen in this particular year in aggregate are going to recover in a big way as we go into the next year and the following year because this ultimately is going to have a major efficiency-enhancing impact on the entire economic system" he reasoned Panagariya however refused to forecast any figures for 2017 "I will not indulge in any number crunching on this This is a difficult thing to do in the absence of any quantitative evidence" Meantime discussions were also under way to boost the government’s efforts to digitise all financial transactions he said A committee of state chief ministers has already been set up to execute that programme which he indicated might eventually incorporate funding of political parties "If we have to capitalise on the benefits of what has been done on November 8 this (digitisation of transactions) is one thing we have to promote in a huge way" he said Panagariya also spoke about the possibility of slashing down Customs duty on gold imports "We perhaps should also look at the Customs duty on gold because that also brings gold illegally If the Customs duty is too high there’s a very long history of gold smuggling into India And if gold comes in illegally then it’s also transacted illegally that of course again gives rise to black money" Panagariya explained By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 5 2015 8:24 am TV actress Antara Banerjee who did a cameo in “The Shaukeens” is making her full-fledged Bollywood debut with the patriotic drama “Yeh Hai India” Related News TV actress Antara Banerjee who did a cameo in “The Shaukeens” is making her full-fledged Bollywood debut with the patriotic drama “Yeh Hai India” “As an actor when you work on a character you don’t think about anything else You just think of yourself as the character and that’s it I am very honest as an actor and thus believe in giving full justice to my role on screen” said Antara who essays the character of a passionate journalist in the film to a query on the challenges of the role About her working experience she said “The sheer experience of working with director Lom Harsh my producer and other senior members in the team was extremely wonderful My most fond memory is not the day when I got my first role as an actor or my first film but all those experiences while working with the cast of ‘Yeh Hai India’ I am really proud of my decision I am proud to be a part of this patriotic project” Antara is paired opposite “Bigg Boss 2” and “Roadies 5” winner Ashutosh Kaushik in the film Previously she has featured in popular programmes on television such as “Gumrah” and “Savdhan India” as well as numerous other commercials The first schedule of the “Yeh Hai India” an intense drama highlighting the achievements of India by portraying the real picture of the country in Jaipur concluded in June “Yeh Hai India” will be jointly directed by GK Yogesh and Lom Harsh and produced by Sandeep Choudhary under the banner of DLB Films Pvt Ltd For all the latest 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