Congress releases candidates list for six Delhi LS seats

Congress releases candidates list for six Delhi Lok Sabha seats

The Congress on Monday released six out of seven candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, a day bFormer Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. File.efore the last date of nominations. Former three-term Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be the party’s candidate from North East Delhi while former Union Minister Ajay Maken will be the candidate from the prestigious New Delhi seat. Ex-p MPs J.P. Agarwal and Mahabal Mishra has been named from the Chandni Chowk and West Delhi constituencies.

Delhi Congress working president Rajesh Lilothia will be the party’s candidate from the reserved seat of North-West Delhi and former Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely will contest from East Delhi.

The Congress has not announced its candidate from the South Delhi seat. Party sources said Ramesh Kumar, brother of 1984 anti-Sikh-riot accused Sajjan Kumar, was being considered for the seat but several Sikh communities protested against the proposal of his candidature and the party is yet to take a call.

Former CM Sheila Dikshit will be the party’s candidate from North East Delhi while former Union Minister Ajay Maken will be the candidate from the prestigious New Delhi seat. No candidate has been announced for the South Delhi seat yet.  while former Union Minister Ajay Maken will be the candidate from the prestigious New Delhi seat. Ex-p MPs J.P. Agarwal and Mahabal Mishra has been named from the Chandni Chowk and West Delhi constituencies. Delhi Congress working president Rajesh Lilothia will be the party’s candidate from the reserved seat of North-West Delhi and former Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely will contest from East Delhi.

The Congress delayed the release of its list as negotiations for an alliance in the Capital were on till Sunday evening with the Aam Aadmi Party. Although both parties were keen on an alliance in Delhi to defeat the BJP, talks fell through as the AAP was demanding an alliance in 18 seats that included Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh. The Congress has not been keen for a tie-up in any other State except Delhi.

Delhi will vote on May 12.

NEW DELHI, APRIL 22, 2019 

Electoral bonds benefited BJP the most-Srinivasan Ramani

Electoral bonds benefited BJP the most, cut cash component of donations

By Srinivasan Ramani

A break-up of the donations made to two major national parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, and revealed in their audited annual statements for the last two fiscals shows that the implementation of the Electoral bonds scheme has substantially reduced the cash component of donations.

But equally this has also coincided with a reduction in the proportion of donations that are declared contributions (that are above ₹20,000 and where the donors are known). This has in effect provided anonymity to some large contributors.

There has also been a significant skew in favour of the ruling party in the issuance of electoral bonds — the BJP received ₹210 crore of the overall ₹221 crore redeemed in financial year 2017-18.

The Congress received only ₹5 crore and the rest of the parties, ₹6 crore. The government had stated in the Lok Sabha that in FY 2018, 520 electoral bonds worth ₹222 crore were issued, of which 511, worth ₹221 crore, were redeemed.

In a petition being heard in the Supreme Court, the Association for Democratic Reforms has argued against the anonymity-based funding scheme, as that makes it possible for black money to be donated to parties through shell companies.

Electoral bonds benefited BJP the most, cut cash component of donations

It is also skewed towards the ruling party, which is positioned to identify the donors and is capable of discouraging donations to other parties.

Interestingly, the Election Commission of India has also critiqued the scheme arguing against anonymity as it militates against transparency and prevents citizens from knowing the sources of funding for political parties.

When the electoral bonds scheme was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in 2017, the government touted this as a measure to “cleanse the system of political funding.”

By allowing contributors to political parties to buy bonds at specified banks using electronic modes of payment and after having completed Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, this system was supposed to reduce unaccounted cash contributions while allowing a degree of anonymity for donors.

₹990 crore in all

The BJP received ₹990 crore as total contributions and collections in financial year 2017-18, nearly seven times more than the Congress’s ₹142.8 crore. The BJP received 66.34% of the overall donations above ₹20,000 given to the six national parties, (BJP, INC, NCP, CPI(M), CPI, AITC) in FY 2016-17. In FY 2017-18, the BJP’s share increased to 73.49%.

Donations to the BJP that were filed in its contribution report (donations above ₹20,000) amounted to ₹438 crore which was 44.2% of its overall contributions.

Bonds worth ₹210 crore amounted to 21.2% and the rest (35%) was the proportion of small donations (less than ₹20,000 each).

In the year 2016-17, the corresponding numbers were 53.06%, 0 and 47% respectively. Effectively, the anonymous/cash donations decreased from 47% to 35%, but the proportion from declared donors also reduced from 53.06% to 44.2%, suggesting a chunk of such donors could now be contributing anonymously to the scheme.

For the Congress, in FY 2017-18, of the ₹142 crore in total contributions, ₹26.65 crore was listed as the donations from the contributors’ report and amounted to 18.7%, electoral bonds (₹5 crore) amounted to 3.5% and small contributions (less than ₹20,000) amounted to 77.71%.

The corresponding figures for FY 2016-17 were 25.2%, 0 and 74.8% respectively. In sum, for the Congress, the proportion of contributions from declared donors came down by 6.5% points, offset by a marginal increase due to the bonds scheme (3.5% points) and an increase in anonymous small donors who contribute mostly in cash by nearly 3% points unlike the case for the BJP for whom the contributions from smaller donations fell as a proportion of overall.

Website Factly reported that data obtained from the State Bank of India, the authorised bank to issue electoral bonds, show that the amount of money issued through bonds has significantly increased since the end of FY 2017-18; ₹1,056 crore worth bonds were purchased by the end of calendar year 2018, the bulk of it in October and November 2018, prior to the Assembly elections held in the last months of the year.

There was hardly any demand for lower denomination bonds (₹1,000 and ₹10,000) with higher denomination bonds (₹10 lakh, and ₹1 crore) constituting 94% in total numbers and 99.9% in total value.

In January and March 2019, the SBI sold electoral bonds worth ₹1,716 crore.

A break-up of the party-wise donations via electoral bonds will not be known before they file their annual statements but the Supreme Court recently directed political parties to submit the details of all such donations to the Election Commission by May 30, after the announcement of the general election results.

CHENNAI, APRIL 20, 2019

Link- https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/poll-bonds-benefited-bjp-the-most-cut-cash-component-of-donations/article26891622.ece?homepage=true

ISA plans to create a corpus of $1,000 million by 2025

ISA plans to create a corpus of $1,000 million by 2025: Upendra Tripathy

Image result for upendra tripathyInternational Solar Alliance (ISA) is aiming to become self sustainable soon. Launched in 2015 on the sidelines of COP21, the alliance is implementing demand aggregation model to make large scale solar projects economically viable. Upendra Tripathy, Director General, ISA in an exclusive interaction with Ankush Kumar (ET Energy World) talks about the group’s key initiatives and long term plans. Edited excerpts.. 

Could you give us a break-up of the funds that you have raised so far? 
We have got a working budget of up to $4.5 million to be utilized until December this year. This money has come from the interest of the donations made by our partners. The government of India has given around $16 million to ISA which has been deposited in State Bank of India (SBI) and is giving around 7 per cent interest. Chinese solar company CLP has given us $1 million. SoftBank has given us $2 million. Indian PSUs and government organisations like SECIIREDA, NTPC, REC, PGCIL, CIL, PFC, ITPO have given us $1 million each. All of this works out to around $11 million. Therefore, with contribution from India which is 16 million and this $11 million we have a total of around $27 million. On all these donations we are getting an interest of around 7 per cent.

What is the future outlook on funding arrangements? 
The Government of India gave us $16 million in 2016 and it is giving $2.5 million every year for five years. The government has been giving us money for the past three years and that will stop after two years. As a host country, the government of India had initially promised up to Rs 400 crore. There are other global institutions we are able to attract investment from. The World Bank has given us $0.5 million and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to give us $2 million. The European Union has given $300,000 to build Infopedia. It is an information platform which will have three parts. First, it will have 1,000 solar videos, then there will be a country counter where each country will showcase what best it has to offer for the industry. The third aspect is a communication platform where ministers, scientists, experts from 121 member countries can interact.

How much corpus do you think will be sufficient for ISA to become financially stable? What is the return on investment for the companies who donates to ISA? Do they have decision-making power too? 
Our long-term plan is to create a corpus of $1,000 million by 2025 with contributions which will give us an interest of up to $40million. So, once we have a corpus like this we will not need a membership fee. Once an organisation donates the money they can not take part in any decision on how ISA is utilizing it. As far as benefits to the companies for donating to ISA are concerned, we are open to provide the platform for engagements with our member countries which can be beneficial to them in many ways. Recently, the minister of Cuba wanted to meet all our corporate partners and we have facilitated that. Suppose the corporate partners have any issue with any country we can directly communicate to the minister in a particular country. We have a dedicated desk for the corporate partners. If they have any legal issues in any part of the world, we forward it to our national focal contact in that country.

You had earlier talked about an aggregation model for pitching large scale projects in other nations. How does this model work and what could be the core benefits? 
Beginning next month, we are going to organise a meeting of our partners. The idea is to actively engage and promote the ISA agenda which talks about pitching for large scale projects like home lighting systems and solar cookers by using the demand aggregation model. Through this, we aim to bring the cost of a home lighting system close to what a family pays for kerosene oil. Otherwise they will not buy. Through this aggregation model of demand, risk and capital, we can achieve universal energy access. We also need to establish institutions like a world solar bank which can be dedicated to providing financial assistance for solar projects.

Solid waste management is a critical area for sustainability. Do you think ISA, being a large and global organisation, can help in building a universal procedure for waste management?
We are trying to recommend to every member country that for every solar unit they generate, they should levy 0.001 per cent of that cost as cess and this should be accumulated as a solar fund. This fund should be used to treat solar waste as it gets generated. In 25 years, all these solar panels will be waste. So, the best thing is to prepare it for now. We will recommend to all these solar countries to create a solar waste fund and levy a sub-charge on solar electricity. We believe that the present generation, which is using solar energy, should make the future generations ready for this solar revolution.

Courtesy – ETEnergyWorld |By-Ankush Kumar | New Delhi | April 19, 2019

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derails near Kanpur

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derails near Kanpur, 14 injured

Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday, injuring at least 14 people, railway officials said.

The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station — about 20 km from here — in Kanpur Nagar district around 12.50 a.m. Four out of the 12 derailed Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches have overturned, North Central Railway public relations officer Amit Malviya said.

When the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Fourteen people were injured and three of them were admitted to a hospital. The coaches that derailed are: S8, S9, B1-B5, A1, A2, HA1, pantry car and an SLR (seating cum luggage rake), according to a railway statement. The District Magistrate, Senior Superintendent of Police, and other senior officials reached the spot and supervised the rescue operation, the officials said.

Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday

The railways have issued helpline numbers: 1072, 9454403738, 9454401463, 9454401075, 9454400384 and 0512-23333111/112/113. It has diverted and cancelled a number of trains. Efforts are on to resume the operations in the line, the statement said. The passengers were brought to the Kanpur Central railway station, from where they left for New Delhi in a special train at 5.45 a.m., it added.

The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station — about 20 km from here — in Kanpur Nagar district around 12.50 a.m. Four out of the 12 derailed Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches have overturned, North Central Railway public relations officer Amit Malviya said. Fourteen people were injured and three of them were admitted to a hospital. The coaches that derailed are: S8, S9, B1-B5, A1, A2, HA1, pantry car and an SLR (seating cum luggage rake), according to a railway statement. The District Magistrate, Senior Superintendent of Police, and other senior officials reached the spot and supervised the rescue operation, the officials said.

KANPUR (UP) , APRIL 20

Sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi: CJI said, “Judiciary cannot be made a scapegoat”

In an “extraordinary and unusual hearing” presided over by him and called at a moment’s notice on Saturday, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi took on the allegation of sexual harassment published against him by some online news portals, saying “things have gone too far” and “the judiciary cannot be made a scapegoat.”

“Why do you think a person decides to become a judge? Reputation is all that matters for a judge. If that is also under attack, what is left?” he asked.

“This is unbelievable. I should not stoop low even in denying it. Rs. 6.8 lakh is all I have as bank balance… They cannot catch me on money, so they have brought up this. This is the reward a Chief Justice of India gets after 20 years and a bank balance of Rs. 6.8 lakh. Independence of judiciary is under very very serious threat. I had to tell this from the judicial seat,” he said. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.Justice Arun Mishra, who along with Justice Sanjeev Khanna formed the CJI’s companion judges on the Bench, termed the allegation “wild and baseless”.

Speaking for the Bench, Justice Mishra asked the media to exercise restraint, but did not pass any judicial order gagging the latter.

Both Attorney General K.K. Venugopal and Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta were present in the courtroom along with Supreme Court Bar Association president and senior advocate Rakesh Khanna. The Court declined Mr. Mehta’s request to allow him to register formal proceedings in the matter.

Mr. Mehta termed the allegation “rubbish”. Mr. Venugopal said not only the judges but lawyers were also under attack for representing their clients. The media reports have violated the dictates of absolute confidentiality required in such allegations.

Woman’s charge

The day saw a sudden rush of events with news websites publishing an article about a former Court employee accusing the CJI of making sexual advances towards her while she was working as a junior court assistant last year.

The woman, in her mid-thirties, complained of subsequent police harassment against her when she raised her voice about it. She alleged that she was unceremoniously dismissed from service. The woman, the reports said, had written to 22 Supreme Court judges on April 19 about her allegation.

One of the websites reported that the Secretary General of the Supreme Court had denied her claims and called them “completely and absolutely false and scurrilous”.

The publication of the allegation saw the Court react almost instantly. A notice of a special open court session at 10.30 a.m. was circulated in the media. “The responsibility of calling this hearing is mine. We had to take this extraordinary and unusual step because things have gone too far. Judiciary cannot be made a scapegoat,” Chief Justice Gogoi addressed an assembled court. “Less than 10 hours’ notice was given to me to respond. What I want to tell citizens is that judiciary of this country is under serious threat”, he said in court.

Justice Khanna, the youngest judge and in line to be Chief Justice of India, said judicial work was guided by zest to learn the truth, however uncomfortable it may be. Such “baseless” allegation and its publication shackled judicial independence. “Judiciary cannot be put under any refrain… We should not be made to feel constrained,” he stated.

‘Will not be cowed down’

Chief Justice Gogoi said he would continue to perform his duties without fear or favour till the end of his tenure and would not be cowed down.

At the end of the half-hour hearing, the CJI said he would not pass any judicial order in the matter and left it to Justice Mishra to take the lead and do what was necessary.

“My colleague here is probably the senior most among us… I will not pass any orders in this matter. I leave it to him,” he said, referring to Justice Mishra, sitting to his right side.

‘We leave it to the wisdom of the media’

Justice Mishra, speaking for the Bench, said there was no need to pass a judicial order in the case. Rather than a judicial order, the Court would leave it to the wisdom of the media to show the restraint required of them. The Court left it to the media to act responsibly in publishing anything, so that the independence of the judiciary was not affected by the “wild and baseless” allegation against the CJI.

To Mr. Mehta’s urging to allow him to register formal proceedings, the CJI did not agree. “We don’t want to do anything like that now. We expect the media to exercise restraint, act responsibly and act according to their wisdom,” he said. Whatever judicial orders, if required, may be passed at an appropriate time in the future, he said.

NEW DELHI, APRIL 20, 2019

Priyanka Chaturvedi quits party, joins Shiv Sena

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quits party, joins Shiv Sena

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, who had expressed her displeasurView image on Twittere against the party in a tweet, on Friday joined the Shiv Sena. She sent her resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday evening.

At a press conference she addressed along with Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai, Ms Chaturvedi said, “Happy that the Sena has taken me in as a family member. I am thankful to Uddhavji and Adityaji.”

Two days ago, in a tweet, Priyanka Chaturvedi expressed her displeasure over reinstatement by the Congress on April 15 of some party workers in Mathura who had misbehaved with her at a recent press conference.

Mr. Thackeray said, “No need to introduce Priyankaji. She confidently defended her party. She thought that the Sena is best choice. I welcome you to the Sena family.” Earlier, as Ms Chaturvedi put her resignation letter on her Twitter handle, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Rout told reporters that the former Congress spokesperson from Mumbai would be joining their party.

In her resignation letter, Ms Chaturvedi said, “In the last few weeks, certain things have convinced me that my services are not valued in the organization and I have reached the end of the road. At the same time, I also feel the more time I spend in the organization will be at the cost of my own self respect and dignity.”

The letter, copied to K.C. Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala, read, “What saddens me is that despite the safety, dignity, empowerment of women being promoted by the party and has been your call to action the same is not reflected in the action of some of the members of the party.”

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@priyankac19
I am absolutely overwhelmed and grateful with the love and support I have got across board from the nation in the past 3 days. 
I consider myself blessed with this immense outpouring of support. Thank you to all who have been a part of this journey.

The trigger for her action is stated to be the reinstatement by the party on April 15 of some party workers in Mathura who had misbehaved with her at a recent press conference. They were subjected to disciplinary action, initially.

Misbehaviour by party workers

“Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get prefence in @incindia over those who have given their sweat&blood. Having faced brickbats&abuse across board for the party but yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate,” Ms. Chaturvedi tweeted on Wednesday. She has removed all the reference to the Congress from her Twitter bio.

Ms Chaturvedi was also upset over being passed over in allotment of party ticket to actor Urmila Matondkar for the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency.

“I have not asked, sought rewards or returns for  myself in the hope that the party and it’s leadership would take care of my aspirations,”she wrote in her letter without clearly spelling out her disappointment over being denied a Lok Sabha ticket.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, APRIL 19, 2019 

‘Nyay’ money to come from Choksi, Nirav & Mallya: Rahul

‘Nyay’ money to come from Choksi, Nirav, Mallya pockets: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday said funds for his party’s ‘Nyay’ minimum income guarantee scheme will come from the pockets of fugitives like Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.

Congress, in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, has said Nyay assures up to Rs 72,000 a year or Rs 6,000 a month income to 20 per cent of India’s poorest families if the party is voted to power'Nyay' money to come from Choksi, Nirav, Mallya pockets: Rahul

The Congress, in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, has said Nyay assures up to Rs 72,000 a year or Rs 6,000 a month income to 20 per cent of India’s poorest families if the party is voted to power.

The three businessmen mentioned by Gandhi, are wanted in India for fraud and money laundering. “I was inspired by Narendra Modi’s false promise of giving Rs 15 lakh to every Indian,” Gandhi said at a poll rally here, while speaking about the scheme, which the Congress has described as a “surgical strike” on poverty.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday said funds for his party’s ‘Nyay’ minimum income guarantee scheme will come from the pockets of fugitives like Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. The Congress, in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, has said Nyay assures up to Rs 72,000 a year or Rs 6,000 a month income to 20 per cent of India’s poorest families if the party is voted to power. The three businessmen mentioned by Gandhi, are wanted in India for fraud and money laundering. “I was inspired by Narendra Modi’s false promise of giving Rs 15 lakh to every Indian,” Gandhi said at a poll rally here, while speaking about the scheme, which the Congress has described as a “surgical strike” on poverty.

-PTI | 15 April 2019 | Mahuva (Guj)

Election Commission restrains Yogi and Mayawati from campaigning

Election Commission restrains Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati from campaigning 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has put a 72-hour prohibition on campaigning by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and 48-hour ban on BSP chief Mayawati for violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

The restriction on the two leaders starts from 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The Commission had earlier served a show cause notice on Mr. Adityanath for his “Ali-Bajrang Bali” remark at a political rally, in response to Ms. Mayawati’s appeal to Muslims for vote.SC takes note of alleged hate speeches made by Mayawati, Adityanath

Mr. Adityanath, at a rally on April 9, said that if the Congress, SP and the BSP had faith in “Ali”, “then we also have faith in Bajrang Bali”.

The Commission also took note of Ms. Mayawati’s speech at Deoband on April 7. After going through a video-clip of her speech, the poll panel said it was, prima facie, a violation of the MCC.

Both the leaders submitted their reply. However, unsatisfied with their explanation, the Commission put a prohibition on their involvement in political campaigning. The EC had earlier cautioned Mr. Adityanath to be more careful in future pertaining to his “Modi Ji Ki Sena” comment.

During the hearing, the bench asked the counsel for EC as to what action they have taken against Mayawati and Yogi Adityanath for alleged hate speeches. The counsel appearing for poll panel said that it has already issued notices against the two politicians. “Tell us what actions you have taken against Mayawati and Yogi Adityanath,” the bench asked and fixed the matter for tomorrow. The bench was hearing a PIL filed by an NRI Yoga teacher based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), seeking a direction to the EC to take “strict action” against political parties if their spokespersons make remarks based on caste and religion in the media in the run up to general elections.

– NEW DELHI, APRIL 15, 2019 

Back Pain: X-rays and MRIs not enough

Back Pain: X-rays and MRIs not enough says Spine Specialists

DSA: A New test for Back Pain has helped 8000 people avoid surgery

There is good news for those suffering from severe Back Pain & Neck Pain; Medical researchers from Germany have made advances in developing very accurate spine function tests which are now being used extensively by leading spine specialists across the world.

Its called the Digital Spine Analysis (DSA) and its a spine function test that can accurately identify the weak areas in the back & neck. This useful test can help doctors develop a more targeted treatment plan. Its is non-invasive and takes just 30 min. Its like a stress test for the back and is considered the safest and most effective way to diagnose the root cause of pain in the Spine. It has helped us prevent many surgeries”, says Dr. Garima Anandani, Clinical Director, QI Spine Clinic.

How a Digital Spine Analysis (DSA) can help

The Digital Spine Analysis (DSA) is a gold standard in Spine Function Testing and is being used in the leading Spine institutes across the world. It is considered more accurate because it performs a functional analysis of the spine. The mechanical structure of the back is measured on different motion sensitive devices across parameters like – strength, mobility, and balance, to identify the muscle groups which are causing pain.

In over 85% of back pain cases the root cause of the problem lies in the soft tissue or muscle that protects the Spine. The bones, disc and nerves in your spine are protected by a load bearing network of muscles. The soft muscle tissue carries 70% of the weight of your back, only 30% is borne by your bones. When your muscle tissue is unable to support your back, your bones are forced to take additional load and that’s where the problem begins.

85% of Imaging tests like MRI & Xrays are unnecessary

It is common for most doctors to advise imaging tests like MRI or X-ray to determine the cause of back pain. These are useful if your problem is due to a structural issue in the spine. But, most back pain cases are mechanical in nature. In such cases, imaging tests like MRI & X-rays fail to show you the complete picture.

He was advised surgery after his Slipped Disc

Atul Chandiya was suffering from back and neck pain for last ten years. He had stiffness and pain in his neck and upper back which completely restricted his upper body movement. Over a period of time the pain got worse and he was detected with a slipped disc (Disc Bulge at L5-S1 with Sciatica), Lumbarisation and C3-C7 Osteophytes. He was not able to sit for 20-30 minutes at a stretch and had sleepless nights. In these years he visited leading orthopedics in the city, he was admitted in hospital twice for four to five days, was given heavy dosage of pain killers and conventional physiotherapy but there was no benefit.

Little did he know that painkillers, bed rest and conventional physiotherapy do not work to reverse the root cause of back pain. They can give only temporary relief.

A Spine Specialists at QI Spine Clinic was able to diagnose the cause of Atul’s back pain after the DSA test was done. The test report clearly showed the exact areas that were weak and and how weak they were. After four weeks of precise and targeted treatment his symptoms reversed, function restored and he is now completely pain free. There was never any need for surgery.

Where is this test available?

QI Spine Clinic are the first to bring this technology to India. Their advanced technology and treatment has helped over 8000+ patients avoid spine surgery. QI Spine Clinic is located in 22 locations across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore.

Visit: www.qispine.com

Jet Airways cancels all international flights

Jet Airways cancels all international flights for April 11-12, 2019, domestic flights affected too

Cash-strapped Jet Airways has cancelled all international flights for Thursday, sources in the airline said. The move comes in the midst of the airline grounding more than three-fourth of its 119-aircraft fleet. All international flights of Jet Airways have been cancelled for Thursday, the sources said.

Jet Airways, the cash-strapped domestic airlines, on April 11, 2019, said that it has cancelled all the international flights scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 12, 2019, citing “operating reasons”. Further, three domestic flights scheduled for tomorrow, April 12, 2019, have also been cancelled. Jet Airways has said that guests have been duly informed with regard to the cancellations and the refunds are being processed. Jet Airways sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests, Jet Airways spokesperson said.

Jet Airways cancels all international flights for April 11-12, 2019, several domestic flights affected too

The move comes in the midst of the airline grounding more than three-fourth of its 119-aircraft fleet. “Jet Airways’ flight 9W 615 Mumbai to Kolkata and 9W 675 Kolkata to Guwahati of tomorrow April 12, 2019, has been cancelled due to operational reasons,” Jet Airways said, adding, “9W 676 Dehradun to Kolkata via Guwahati has been cancelled on the same date until further notice.” “An additional 10 aircraft have been grounded due to non-payment of amounts outstanding to lessors under their respective lease agreements,” ANI said.

“JetAirways cancels all international flights for today & tomorrow,” ET Now said in a tweet. According to an ET Now reporting, Jet Airways has pulled out operations from many domestic airports with effect from today. Flights from Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna have been suspended till further notice. Jet Airways has been operating only 14 aircraft today from the 119 aircraft fleet.

Amid the international operations of Jet Airways, flights to Amsterdam, Paris, London has been cancelled for two days, ET Now reported citing unnamed sources. The flights have been cancelled due to the scarcity of funds by the airline.

NEW DELHI, APRIL 11, 2019