#Express5: Blame game between Uber and Delhi govt; Centre admits hydro projects impacted Uttarakhand floods

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By: Express News Service | Published: December 9, 2014 10:04 am



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The previous rape case dates back to December 13, 2011.

Following the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman executive in a cab booked through Uber on Friday night, the Delhi government on Monday banned the company from operating in the city. A case of cheating, under Section 420 of the IPC, has also been registered against Uber.

Read more: Banned in Delhi, facing national shutdown, Uber blames system


The Centre on Monday admitted for the first time that hydropower projects had “direct and indirect impact in the aggravation of floods” that hit Uttarakhand in 2013, killing hundreds and leaving thousands homeless. It also said that the projects caused “irreversible damage” to the environment and enhanced landslides and other disasters.

Read more: Govt admits: Hydro projects did affect Uttarakhand floods


Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Every roof and balcony had two policemen each looking down at the small clearing of close to 200 people. One carried a flashlight, constantly searching the crowd for any signs of weapons, or mischief. The other stood impassive, his eyes wandering, a rifle to his side.

Read more: Logon ko bura lagta hai: The refrain of a not-so mellowed Jyoti



In Jammu and Kashmir, political history isn’t the mere remembrance of a forgotten past; it is a constant reminder of important crossroads where political decisions became blunders with far-reaching implications. In these elections, history repeats itself in J&K as it seems to be returning to a situation resembling 1983, even though the political scenario has grown more complicated.

Read more: Jammu vs Kashmir?



Graham Reid talks about the varying levels of greatness. He was an integral part of Ric Charlesworth’s coaching staff that spurred Australia to dizzying heights in international hockey. “Seeking greatness was the motto of our team back then,” he says. “Now, we’ve changed it to hunting greatness.” It’s tempting to conclude that Reid is among the luckiest man to take over as the chief coach of the world’s No. 1 side; a team that boasts of some of the best players. But taking over a team at the top isn’t necessarily a smooth ride, especially when you’re replacing a legend like Charlesworth. And Reid would vouch for it.

Read more: Hockey Champions Trophy: In Ric Charlesworth shoes, Graham Reid hopes to build own legacy

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