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Indian Railways Tatkal train Booking Scheme | WWW.IRCTC.CO.IN | Special Diwali Trains

Classes No. of berths to be earmarked in trains with average occupancy level of Tatkal Quota
  Less than 80% More than 80%
2 AC 4 Berths Per Coach 10 Berths Per Coach
3 AC 6 Berths Per Coach 16 Berths Per Coach
AC Chair Car 6 Seats  Per Coach 16 Seats  Per Coach
SL 10% of the accommodation or one coach whichever is less 30% of the accommodation
Reserved Second Sitting (2S) 10% of the accommodation
For benefit of passengers who have to plan their journey at the last moment and cannot secure reserved accommodation, Railways provide “Tatkal” ticket booking facility on payment of premium charges on ‘first come first served’ basis. This facility is now available on the Internet through www.irctc.co.in. Features of Tatkal ticket booking Facility on www.irctc.co.in

FOR FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS , See following posts:

SPECIAL TRAIN UPDATE on 23 SEPT 2010

SPECIAL TRAINS FOR FESTIVAL RUSH

SPECIAL TRAIN UPDATE on 2 OCTOBER 2010

Diwali/Deepawali Special Trains – Pune from Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad & Howrah from Puri,LUCKNOW-KAMAKHYA and 15 more trains | 15th October Update

  • Tatkal bookings are  allowed in all classes except First AC
  • Tatkal charges in addition to normal fare per passenger( applicable both in peak and lean periods )
  • 10 %of the basic fare for second class and 30% of the basic fare for second class and 30% of the basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as noted below:-  
  Class of Travel Minimum Tatkal Charges Maximum Tatkal Charges
    (In Rs.) (In Rs.)
  Second(sitting) 10:00 15:00
  Sleeper 75:00 150:00
  AC Chair Car 75:00 150:00
  AC 3 Tier 200:00 300:00
  AC 2 Tier 200:00 300:00
  Executive 200:00 300:00

Continue reading Indian Railways Tatkal train Booking Scheme | WWW.IRCTC.CO.IN | Special Diwali Trains

School teachers get 20% hike | Gujarat

School teachers of Gujarat have a reason to rejoice. Following a high court order, the state education department has extended a Diwali gift to teachers — a 20 per cent salary hike.

Recently, Gujarat high court had ruled in favour of school teachers working on fixed salary and had

Continue reading School teachers get 20% hike | Gujarat

Diwali/Deepawali Special Trains – Pune from Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad & Howrah from Puri,LUCKNOW-KAMAKHYA and 15 more trains | 15th October Update

In this post we Bring you 15 new trains by South Central Railways,between East Coast and Pune, Lucknow and Kamakhya among others.

FOR MORE SPECIAL TRAINS , See following posts:

SPECIAL TRAIN UPDATE on 23 SEPT 2010

SPECIAL TRAINS FOR FESTIVAL RUSH

SPECIAL TRAIN UPDATE on 2 OCTOBER 2010

In view of the demands from the passengers and to avoid rush in regular trains, East Coast Railway has decided to run one pair of weekly Puja Special train to Pune from Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad & Howrah from Puri .

BHUBANESWAR-PUNE

2582A/2581A Bhubaneswar-Pune-Bhubaneswar weekly Puja Special will run on every Tuesday from Bhubaneswar and on every Thursday from Pune w.e.f. 12th October till 25th November’10. 2582A Bhubaneswar-Pune Weekly Puja Special will leave Bhubaneswar at 10.15 p.m and will arrive Pune at 05.00 a.m on Thursdays. In the return direction, 2581A Pune-Bhubaneswar Weekly Puja Special will leave Pune at 11.15a.m and will arrive Bhubaneswar at 05.35p.m on Friday.This train has one AC-2 tier, one AC-3 tier, 06 Sleeper Class, 06 General Second Class and 02 Guard-Cum-Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Rajahmundry, Vijaywada, Guntur, Nadikudi, Secunderabad, Wadi and Solapur between Bhubnaneswar and Pune.

Puri-Hyderabad

Similarly, 0863/0864 Puri-Hyderabad-Puri weekly Puja Special will run on every Saturday from Puri and on every Sunday from Hyderabad w.e.f. 9th October till 28th November’10. 0863 Puri-Hyderabad Weekly Puja Special will leave Puri at 10.30a.m and will arrive Hyderabad at 09.15 a.m on Sundays. In the return direction, 0864 Hyderabad-Puri Weekly Puja Special will leave Hyderabad at 11.00p.m and will arrive Puri at 09.00p.m on Monday.This train has one AC-2 tier, one AC-3 tier, 08 Sleeper Class, 06 General Second Class, One Pantry Car and 02 Guard-Cum-Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Balugaon, Brahmapur, Palasa, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Vijaywada, Khammam, Warangal and Secunderabad between Puri and Hyderabad.

Puri-Howrah

Similarly, to avoid mad rush in Howrah bound trains from Puri, East Coast Railway has decided to run a single pair Puja Special train 0875/0876 Puri-Howrah-Puri Special which will leave from Puri on 18th October (Monday)  and from Howrah on 19th October 2010(Tuesday). This train will leave Puri at 11.35p.m and will arrive Howrah at 09.20a.m on the next day. In the return direction, this train will leave Howrah at 9.55a.m on Tuesday and will arrive Puri at 07.00 p.m. on the same day.This train has 03 AC-3 tier, 09 Sleeper Classes, 04 General Second Class coaches, 02 Guard-Cum-Luggage Vans and composite coaches of one AC-1st cum 2 tier, one AC 2nd cum 3 tier and one AC 1st cum 3 tier coaches in its compositon having stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Howrah and Puri. __For more trains info read on___

Continue reading Diwali/Deepawali Special Trains – Pune from Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad & Howrah from Puri,LUCKNOW-KAMAKHYA and 15 more trains | 15th October Update

India wins UN Security Council Seat | Congrats India!

With 187 votes in its bag, India has received the highest number of votes for getting into the United Nations Security Council in the past five years, according to Indian diplomat.

Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s envoy to the UN, described this as a “ringing endorsement.”

“This is the highest vote that any country has got in the last five years,” he told PTI. “Now that’s saying a lot.”

Out of the 190 countries that voted, India received 187 votes.After the vote in the General Assembly last morning, the diplomats of the Indian mission to the UN celebrated by openning a couple of bottles of champagne and serving a lunch of spicy Chinese food.India, which is a founding member of the UN is returning to the Security Council after a gap of 19 years. It has been on the Council six times before–having last served in 1992.

Other countries to be elected are South Africa, Colombia, Germany and Portugal.Canada, which was also contending, received the least number of votes and eventually withdrew after the second round of voting.

The five new countries will be replacing Austria, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and Uganda.Three of the new members are part of the G4 (India, Brazil, Japan and Germany), which want to become permanent members.After the vote, India made it clear that it would be pushing for change in the next two years as it serves out it term as a non-permanent member. Continue reading India wins UN Security Council Seat | Congrats India!

XIX Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony Delhi 2010 | Special Moments – Pictures and Wallpapers

XIX Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony Delhi 2010 - Collection of Special Moments

Special collection of  XIX Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony Delhi 2010 .For more images keep reading. Continue reading XIX Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony Delhi 2010 | Special Moments – Pictures and Wallpapers

CWG: India’s Gold winners | Photo Album

Common Wealth Games – India's Gold Winners

For Individual photos , Keep on reading.

Timeline of the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony – 14th October 2010 | Live Streaming

Timeline of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday:

2:30 pm: Gates open for the spectators

5:30 pm: Pre-show (duration 40 minutes)

7:00 pm: Announcement and arrival of dignitaries (2 minutes)

7:02 pm: Indian national anthem (1 minute)

7:03 pm: Countdown (1 minute)

7:04 pm: Agni – the glory of sports (8 minutes)

7:12 pm: Martial music (14 minutes)

7:26 pm: Tribute to the Motherland – Vande Mataram (6 minutes)

7:32 pm: Parade of athletes (30 minutes)

8:02 pm: Golden Moments – video package (2 minutes)

8:04 pm: Welcome to dignitaries on the stage (2 minutes)

8:05 pm: Speech by CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi (4 minutes) Continue reading Timeline of the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony – 14th October 2010 | Live Streaming

CWG Closing Ceremony Details | Common Wealth Games 2010

After the grand opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games it is time for the Games to get closed. The opening ceremony of CWG left the entire nation dumbstruck. The Closing Ceremony of Commonwealth Games will take place on 14th October at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. During the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, 2010,

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CWG – 10th October 2010 | Medal Tally and Winners for today.

India’s medal winners on Sunday ’10 October 2010 Gold (5) Silver (5) Bronze (5) Deepika Kumari (Women’s Recurve Individual event) Vijay Kumar (Men’s 25m centre fire pistol) Dola Banerjee (Women’s Recurve Individual event) Harpreet Singh (Individual 25m centre fire pistol) Anuj Kumar (84kg freestyle wrestling) Manavjit Singh Sandhu (Singles Men’s Trap) Rahul Banerjee

Continue reading CWG – 10th October 2010 | Medal Tally and Winners for today.

CWG – 9th October | Medal Tally and Winners for today.

India’s medal winners on Saturday

Gold (4) Silver (1) Bronze (5) Harpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar (25m centre fire pistol pairs) Sania Mirza (Women’s singles, Tennis) Harminder Singh (Men’s 20 km walk ) Gagan Narang (50m rifle 3 position) Men’s Table Tennis team Yogeshwar Dutt (60kg freestyle wrestling) Suma Shirur and Kavita

Continue reading CWG – 9th October | Medal Tally and Winners for today.

CWG schedule for Saturday (9th Oct)

The Commonwealth Games schedule for Saturday, the seventh day of the Games:

Times are local which is GMT + 5 1/2 hrs

Saturday October 9 (32 medals)

Archery

09:00-10:55

Compound – Women’s Individual Quarter and Semi Finals

Compound – Women’s Team Bronze Medal

Compound – Women’s Individual Final

14:00-15:55

Compound – Men’s Individual Quarter and Semi Finals

Compound – Men’s Individual Bronze Medal

Compound – Men’s Individual Final

Athletics

06:30 Men’s 20km Race Walk

06:45 Women’s 20km Race Walk
Continue reading CWG schedule for Saturday (9th Oct)

India’s medal winners on Thursday – 7th Oct 2010

Gold (3) Silver (3) Bronze (4) Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar (25m pistol pairs) Ronjon Sodhi (Men’s double trap) Women’s compound team (Archery) Omkar Singh and Gurpreet Singh (10m air pistol pairs) Men’s compound team (Archery) Sudhir Kumar ( 77kg weightlifting) Geeta (Women’s 55kg freestyle wrestling) Nirmala Devi (Women’s 48kg freestyle wrestling) Suman

Continue reading India’s medal winners on Thursday – 7th Oct 2010

Medals Tally: Commonwealth Games – 6th October 2010 : Great day for Indian Sports

Putting up an inspired display, India’s athletes gave a big impetus to the country’s ambitious target of finishing second in the Commonwealth Games by hauling up 13 medals, including six gold, on a productive third day today.India continued to rule the roost at the Dr Karni Singh shooting range by grabbing six medals, including three gold, while more success came from the weightlifing arena and wrestling mat, ensuring that the hosts retained the second position behind Australia. Continue reading Medals Tally: Commonwealth Games – 6th October 2010 : Great day for Indian Sports

5-gold haul pulls India to 2nd spot at CWG|CWG wrestling: India claim three gold medals & in Shooting – 2

Two pairs of shooters were bang on target while the grapplers made a clean sweep of all three titles at stake as India grabbed five gold medals to climb to the second spot in the medals table below Australia in the Commonwealth Games today.

The Indian men’s 10m air rifle pair of Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world record holder Gagan Narang started the gold rush for the country in the morning which was sustained by women shooters Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayeed who picked up the pairs 25m pistol event for women in style.

Two more silver medals came India’s way from the Dr Karni Singh shooting range before greco-roman style grapplers Ravinder Singh (60 kg), Sanjay (74 kg) and Anil Kumar (96kg) made a clean sweep of all three gold medals on offer from the wrestling mat to round off a splendid day for the hosts.The two silver medals were earned by Deepak Sharma and Omkar Singh, in the men’s 50m pistol pairs event, and the woman’s duo of world champion Tejaswini Sawant and Lajjakumari Gauswami, who stood second in the pairs 50m rifle 3 position. Continue reading 5-gold haul pulls India to 2nd spot at CWG|CWG wrestling: India claim three gold medals & in Shooting – 2

Calculate Pension/Gratuity/Dearness Relief/Commutation for pensioners | Online Calculators

Tired of searching Web for reliable pension/DA/gratuity calculator? Pensioner’s Portal from Government Of India  provides the retired civil pensioners readymade calculators for calculating basic pension, family pension, gratuity & commutation based on the recommendation of Fifth and Sixth Central Pay Commissions. This service also calculates Revised Pension for pre-2006 pensioners, based on the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission. Follow the given links :

pre-2006 Pensioners
Basic Pension , Family Pension & Commuted Pension Calculator
Gratuity Calculator
Continue reading Calculate Pension/Gratuity/Dearness Relief/Commutation for pensioners | Online Calculators

Soniya Chanu wins India’s first medal at CWG

Nigerian schoolgirl Augustina Nwaokolo stunned India’s Soniya Chanu to win the women’s weightlifting 48kg title on Monday, shattering home hopes of taking the first gold of the Commonwealth Games.The 17-year-old Nwaokolo set a new Commonwealth record of 175kg after a snatch lift of 77kg and clean and jerk attempt of 98kg.

Chanu took silver with compatriot Sandhya Rani winning bronze as India’s grip on the division ended after Kunjarani Devi had won 48kg gold in Manchester in 2002 and Melbourne four years ago.After gliding through the opening stage with three confident lifts in the snatch, high school student Nwaokolo then succeeded with 94kg and 98kg in the clean and jerk before failing with 100kg. But that still left Chanu, the Commonwealth champion, needing to lift 103kg to make up an overall deficit of nine kilos.

However, the pressure of home hopes proved too much for the 30-year-old from Manipur who failed on both of her attempts and despite coming into the Games with a personal best of 175kg, she had to settle for silver with a 167kg total.Rani had a personal best of 167kg, but she finished on 165kg after failing on a final attempt of 97kg in the clean and jerk.

“There was no pressure on me and I was so happy for what I got,” said Chanu.”It wasn’t our day. We practiced well, but today we couldn’t do it.” Continue reading Soniya Chanu wins India’s first medal at CWG

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