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I switched on tv while i was eating and found this (just last 20-30 minutes.) Not good.

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Now Mela is on...talking about new movie Kesari... // waiting to see what they will be cooking - should be veg, they would've made the show last week...
 

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...nope. Maybe they did the veg food last week already. Now doing Kashmiri lamb chops and some Punjabi saak+potato, and prawn vindaloo.
 

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How to pick the right helmet: That roadside, low-cost one won’t save your head
As part of our series, Say Yes To Helmets, we tell you what to look out for when you are picking a new helmet, and more importantly, what kind of helmets you should not use for safety purpose.
DELHI Updated: Nov 02, 2016 14:56 IST

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Road side helmets may be cheap and easily available, but they are fragile and cannot protect your head in case of accidents.


Road side helmets may be cheap and easily available, but they are fragile and cannot protect your head in case of accidents. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Cheap, poor-quality helmets are not hard to come by in the Capital. In fact, you can find these for as low as Rs 25 at the nearby general stores. It may save you some money but may end up costing your life.
These fragile helmets — which look like caps made of thin plastic and sponge with attached elastic straps — do not provide the required protection in case of an accident. With no minimum quality standards, helmets have been reduced to an accessory needed only to escape the traffic cops.
“Almost three years ago I lost a close friend in a bike accident as his helmet was of poor quality, and again just seven days ago lost another friend in a bike accident as he was not wearing a helmet. To save some money we are ready to risk our lives,” said BS Vohra, president of the East Delhi Residents Welfare Association, who has been working for citizen safety for over a decade now.

Road safety activists and residents like Vohra have been stressing on the need for quality of helmets.
“I don’t blame the shopkeepers who sell low quality helmets. They sell what people buy. The government agencies which ignore the safety of commuters are to be held responsible. A person who can afford a two-wheeler costing around Rs50,000 can surely afford a safety gear worth Rs 2,500 but no one bothers as it is not mandatory,” said Mohammad Imran, founder of the NGO Safe Road Foundation which has been working to create awareness among people about safe road practices.
Imran also said that let alone an accident these cheap versions do not even survive the force of a fall. “Drop these helmets from a height of 4 feet and they will crack at the centre. How will these protect your skull from the impact of an accident?” he asks.
Making pillion riders — particularly women — wear helmets is another challenge for cops. “The skull of a woman is no different from that of a man and is likely to experience equal or more damage if not equipped with proper safety. Traffic constables hear all kinds of excuses ranging from beauty to religious reasons for not wearing helmets. The law should be equally implemented for both genders,” said joint commissioner of police (traffic), Garima Bhatnagar.

Here are a few useful -- and potentially life-saving -- tips to keep in mind when you scour the markets for your next helmet:

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Hindustan Times is running a three-part series, Say Yes To Helmets. Read Part I andPart 2. Join the conversation and tell @htTweets if how your helmet saved you from a potential injury.
First Published: Nov 02, 2016 13:55 IST


How to pick the right helmet: That roadside, low-cost one won’t save your head
 

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HT spotlight on traffic and the tricity: Use your head, wear a helmet

During road accidents, people wearing a helmet without chinstrap suffered more than twice the severe injuries as compared to individuals wearing a strapped helmet. This was among the findings of a study conducted by the experts from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) last year, which advises people to wear full coverage helmets with a proper chinstrap are effective in preventing head injury.

PUNJAB Updated: Dec 14, 2016 14:12 IST
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Dropping your child off at school? Wear a helmet and make sure your child has one too. Making a quick trip to a grocery story on your scooter, or going to the salon on your kinetic? Grab a helmet. Riding pillion? Use a helmet.
Wearing a helmet while riding a twowheeler should perhaps come as naturally as wearing clothes before stepping out. Several studies have established that wearing a helmet reduces the severity of injuries by at least 70 percent and brings down fatality by almost 40 percent.
In the second part of the series on Save the Helmet Series, HT talks to various experts and doctors about the dangers of not wearing a helmet and why you must not leave home without it. (Read first part here)


Strap it up
During road accidents, people wearing a helmet without chinstrap suffered more than twice the severe injuries as compared to individuals wearing a strapped helmet. This was among the findings of a study conducted by the experts from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) last year, which advises people to wear full coverage helmets with a proper chinstrap are effective in preventing head injury.
The study was conducted on 1,545 road accident patients (1,314 males and 231 females) for nine months. All these patients were brought to the PGIMER emergency with head injuries.
The purpose was to evaluate the profile of head injury cases among drivers or riders and whether they were wearing helmet or seat belt.
Of the total, 1,346 were on two-wheelers and 199 in four-wheelers.
The study found that at the time of the accident, only 13.4 percent two-wheeler riders were wearing a helmet. Only 5.6 percent were females against 14.7 percent males who wore helmets.
The study found that among patients wearing helmet, only 4.8 percent sustained severe head injuries as compared to 23.7 percent patients who were without helmet.
Also, a large number (71.4 percent) of men riding two-wheelers were most commonly injured.
The study recommended that there should be a ready supply of affordable helmets of appropriate quality and strict legislation to ensure safety constraints for road safety.

The study points towards the need to have a law which makes wearing helmet compulsory for two-wheeler riders, irrespective of sex and religion.
The study, “Profile of patients with head injury among vehicular accidents: An experience from a tertiary care centre of India”, was published in the journal Neurology India.
The helmet acts like a barrier for the head and shields the brain from any impact. Skull fractures and brain injuries are the most common causes of death in road accidents involving riders without helmets. Those who survive a brain injury run the risk of losing a number of body functions.


WOMEN NEED TO BE MADE AWARE, SAY EXPERTS
With women being the largest segment of pillion riders, who seldom wear helmets, there is an increasing need for more awareness drives and shifting the focus on this group, say road safety experts.
Navdeep Asija, traffic adviser, Punjab, and founder of Eoabs, told HT, “Helmets and seat belts are the two most important interventions that have the capacity to reduce fatalities by 40 percent to 45 percent.” In his advisory to the Punjab government for use of helmets to ensure safety, he had also suggested that social media help be taken to identify violators through public participation in various cities like Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar. Now this initiative is bearing success. “People are asked to post photographs of traffic violations along with number plates of vehicles to WhatsApp number or Facebook page of the local traffic police, who then initiate action,” he stated.
Experts agree that the only other way to reduce deaths among two-wheeler drivers is a public campaign to promote the importance of wearing helmets and introducing ways to ensure that riders buy helmets that are certified.


That roadside, low-cost helmet won’t save your head
Cheap, poor-quality helmets are not hard to come by in India, not even in Chandigarh. These lowpriced helmets starting from 100 on the roadside may help one save some money, but one may end up losing one’s life.
These fragile helmets, which look like caps made of thin plastic and sponge with attached elastic straps, do not provide the required protection in case of an accident. With no minimum quality standards, helmets have been reduced to an accessory needed simply to escape cops.Road safety experts and residents have been emphasizing the need for good quality helmets. “It is easy to blame the shopkeepers on the roadside selling heap helmets, but one can’t deny that people buy them,” said N.
It is believed that besides accidents, these low-quality helmets barely manage to survive the force of a fall.
Deepak, a roadside vendor who sells low quality helmets opposite the market in Sector 19, said, “People from the canteen come and buy the maximum number of helmets from us and sell them there. Then, who can tell these are not the good quality ones.”
His friend, Raman, who had put up his stall on the other side of the road, said the sale had gone down thanks to demonetisation.” As it is, the sales are higher during summers. Now due to the note ban, we haven’t been selling much. Earlier we had people from all age groups coming and buying in bulk.”
Eish Singhal, SP, traffic, Chandigarh, said, “The problem was most prevalent among city youngsters outside schools and PGs. The government cannot ban these helmets since everyone’s socio-economic status varies. However, since it is a one-time investment, one should buy good quality helmets.” Various NGO such as Tammana have been collaborating with UT traffic police to carry out awareness drives and distribute good quality helmets.
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अपने रटने की आदत में कर लें सुधार, याद करने के और भी हैं तरीके, IAS इरा ने बताएं कुछ राज
एजुकेशन डेस्क, अमर उजाला Updated Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:24 AM IST

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कहा जाता है कि अपने जीवन में किसी भी लक्ष्य को पाने के लिए आपको जी-तोड़ मेहनत और कठोर परिश्रम करने की जरूरत होती है। और, सच मानिए, आपकी इसी मेहनत और परिश्रम से मिली सफलता का फल बहुत मीठा होता है और जो खुशी आपको मिलती है, वो शायद दुनिया में आपको और कहीं नहीं मिल सकती। अपनी लगन और जी-तोड़ मेहनत के दम पर अपने जीवन के लक्ष्य को हासिल कर अपने परिवार का नाम रौशन किया है, दिल्ली की रहने वाली सुश्री इरा सिंघल ने।

सुश्री इरा साल-2015 के आई.ए.एस. ऑफिसर के एग्जाम में टॉपर का खिताब अपने नाम किया। पेश है उनसे हुई खास बातचीत के कुछ मुख्य अंश:

आपने आई.ए.एस. के एग्जाम को कितने प्रयास मे पास किया?
यूं तो मैं इस पोस्ट के लिए तीन एग्जाम्स क्वालीफाई कर चुकी थी। और, सिर्फ इसी पोस्ट के लिए नहीं, बल्कि मैंने आई.आर.एस. जैसी और भी पोस्ट्स के एग्जाम्स एक ही अटेंप्ट में क्वालीफाई किए हुए हैं। पर लास्ट राउंड में आकर मेरी शारीरिक विक्षमता की मजबूरी को देखते हुए मुझे फिजीकल फिटनेस राउंड्स में डिसक्वॉलिफाई कर दिया जाता रहा।

तो, साल-2015 में मिली सफलता पर थोड़ी रोशनी डालें।
मैंने मशहूर चॉकलेट ब्राण्ड, कैडबरी डेरी मिल्क में एक ब्राण्ड एक्जिक्यूटिव के तौर पर अपने करियर की शरुआत की थी। लेकिन, मेरे चचेरे भाई की प्रेरणा से मैंने अपनी जॉब छोड़कर आई.ए.एस. की तैयारी शुरू कर दी। वैसे तो मैं इस पोस्ट के लिए पिछले तीन एग्जाम्स में क्वालीफाई कर चुकी थी। लेकिन, हर बार फिजीकल फिटनेस राउंड्स में डिसक्वालीफाई होने के बाद मुझे कई बार डिप्रेशन भी हुआ और मैंने इस सपने को छोड़ने का भी मन बनाकर दोबारा कैडबरी डेरी मिल्क में अपनी जॉब ज्वॉइन करने की कोशिश की। लेकिन, मेरे चचेरे भाई की निरंतर प्रेरणा से मैंने अपने इस सपने को पूरा करने के लिए तैयारी जारी रखी और उसी मेहनत और लगन से एग्जाम्स में शामिल होती रही।

सुनने में आया है कि आपके कारण अब इस हैंडीकैप्ड कैटिगरी के और भी स्टूडेंट्स को काफी फायदा होगा।
जी। यह बात एकदम सही है। अपने निरंतर प्रयास और एकाग्रता से मैंने कोर्ट में फाइल की अपनी समस्या में सफलता पा ली है। मेरे दृढ़ संकल्प का देखते हुए और इस कैटिगरी में आने वाले स्टूडेंट्स को भी अपनी क्षमता को साबित कर एक सफल एडमिनिस्ट्रेटर बनने का मौका देने के लिए मुझे देश की इस सबसे प्रतिष्ठित पोस्ट के लिए सिलेक्ट कर आखिरकार एक हिस्ट्री बना ली है।

आने वाली पीढ़ी के लिए यह फैसला किस हद तक सफलता के द्वार खोलेंगा?
माननीय कोर्ट के इस ऐतिहासिक फैसले को मैं दिल से सलाम करती हूं। क्योकि, इससे न केवल इस कैटिगरी के स्टूडेंट्स को जॉब मिलेगी, बल्कि, अपने खोए हुए कॉन्फिडेंस को दोबारा पाकर जीवन में आगे बढ़कर देश के सेवा करने का मौका भी मिलेगा।

तो इस एग्जाम की प्रिप्रेशंस के लिए आप क्या करती थी?
इस एग्जाम की प्रिप्रेशन्स के लिए मैंने कभी भी अपने दिमाग पर एक प्रेशर नहीं बनाया, बल्कि, बहुत ही आराम से खूब सारी मस्ती करते हुए मैंने अपने पूरे सिलेबस को अच्छे-से सोच-समझकर याद किया।

आई.ए.एस. की तैयारी के दौरान आप अपना मूड रिफ्रेश करने के लिए क्या करती थीं?
सच बताऊं तो पढ़ाई के मामले में तो मैं महा-आलसी थी। अगर इस सवाल को आप यूं पूछे कि मैं पढ़ने के लिए मन कैसे बनाती थी; तो, शायद यह सवाल एकदम करेक्ट रहेगा। वैसे जहां तक बात है मूड रिफ्रेश करने की; तो, मैं कोई भी गेम या स्पोर्ट्स खेलकर दोबारा पढ़ाई करने के लिए अपना मूड रिफ्रेश करती थी।

आई.ए.एस. ऑफिसर के अलावा इरा सिंघल कौन है?
सिंघल एक बहुत ही नटखट और फन-लविंग लड़की है, जो अपने जीवन में हरदम कुछ नया एक्सपेरिमेंट करके देखना चाहती है। लेकिन, अब आई.ए.एस. ऑफिसर बनने के बाद मेरे कंधों पर देश की सम्मेदारी आ गई है और मैं उसे पूरी तन्मयता और प्रतिबद्धता के साथ निभाऊंगी।

आई ए एस. की तैयारी करने वाले स्टूडेंट्स को आप क्या टिप्स देना चाहेंगी?
मैं सभी आई.ए.एस. एस्पिरेंट्स को यही टिप्स देना चाहूंगी कि सबसे पहले तो आप अपना एक प्रॉपर टाइम-टेबल बनाएं। और किसी भी विषय को रटकर याद करने की न सोचें। बल्कि, उसे ठीक तरह से समझकर तैयार करें।


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शताब्दी ट्रेन (फाइल फोटो)

शताब्दी ट्रेन (फाइल फोटो) - फोटो : Indian Rail Info


दिल्ली-भोपाल के बीच चलने वाली शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन में खराब खाने की शिकायत के बाद ग्वालियर स्थित बेस किचन में खाद्य विभाग ने छापा मारा। इस दौरान टीम को किचन में बड़ी मात्रा में सड़ा हुआ प्याज मिला। इस प्याज से दाल में बघार लगाने के साथ सब्जी भी बनाई जा रही थी।

दरअसल, शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस में ग्वालियर से सप्लाई होने वाले खाने की घटिया क्वालिटी को लेकर कलेक्टर से शिकायत की गई थी। जिसके बाद कलेक्टर के निर्देश पर एसडीएम पुष्पा पुषाम ने खाद्य सुरक्षा अधिकारी लोकेंद्र सिंह ने अपनी टीम के साथ कांतिनगर स्थित बेस किचन में छापा मारा।

इस दौरान सड़े प्याज के अलावा किचन में मौजूद कर्मचारी खाना बनाते समय बिना ग्लब्स और सिर पर कैप तक नहीं लगाए थे। किचन में मौजूद चावल के पैक से बैच नंबर और मूल्य भी अंकित नहीं था।

खाद्य विभाग ने कार्रवाई करते हुए जांच के लिए तुअर दाल, चावल, पनीर और मिर्च-मसाले के चार नमूने लिए। जिसे परीक्षण के लिए प्रयोगशाला को भेज दिया गया है। इस किचन पर पहले भी रेलवे के वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों द्वारा छापा मारा जा चुका है।


शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस के बेस किचन में छापा, सड़े प्याज से बनाया जा रहा था खाना
 

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Rotten food items found in base kitchen of Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express, samples sent to lab

The raids were conducted following several complaints of unhealthy food being served to the passengers onboard the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express.


Rotten food items found in base kitchen of Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express, samples sent to lab


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Aug 25, 2019, 11:40 AM IST


GWALIOR: The Madhya Pradesh Food Department officials on Sunday conducted raids at the base kitchen of the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express and took samples of the meals being prepared by using rotten food items for passengers.
During the raids, the food department officials seized several rotten items that were being used to prepare meals for the passengers in the train's base kitchen. It was also observed that the food was being prepared in unhygienic conditions.




During the inspection of the base kitchen, it was found that the staff was not wearing gloves and caps, which is mandatory for them while preparing meals.
The officials took several samples of rotten onions, paneer, pulses and spices, stocked in the base kitchen of ther train, which were later sent to a government laboratory for examination.
At least 25 kilograms of rotten onions, stocked in the base kitchen, were immediately destroyed by the Food Department officials.

The raids were conducted following several complaints of unhealthy food being served to the passengers onboard the Shatabdi Express.



Sharing more details, the officials said that if the samples seized during the raids are found to be contaminated, strict action will be taken against those who manage the base kitchen.



The base kitchen of the premium train is managed by Vrinadvan Food Products, which provides meals to passengers from morning till late night.
Food Inspector Ravi Kumar Agrahari said, ''We have come to inspect the base kitchen of the train on the instructions of the Gwalior District Collector following several complaints of unhealthy food being served to passengers onboard the train. We inspected the Vridavan Food Products, which supplies meals to several premium trains and seized samples of rotten items being used for preparing the meals."


Rotten food items found in base kitchen of Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express, samples sent to lab
 

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