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Soon, single card to let you ride any Metro in the country

Soon, single card to let you ride any Metro in the country

Finance
NEW DELHI: The government will soon unveil a new smart card that can be used across all Metro rail networks for limited number of trips. What the passenger would require is to charge them at the counter when they go to avail the services in different Metro networks. This will be in addition to the "One Nation One Card" the government recently launched which can be used for any mode of transport and even for retail purchases. One needs to comply with the strict KYC norms to obtain this card as these are issued by different banks and are no different from the usual credit or debit cards. "Many people including those who are visiting a city or the country for limited period won't go for the One Nation One Card complying with KYC norms. So, for them this new card would be the best option. Th...
‘Major scenes of panic’ after fairground ride accident injures 28

‘Major scenes of panic’ after fairground ride accident injures 28

World
Dozens of people have been hurt in a fairground accident near the Spanish city of Seville.The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning during the annual summer fair in the small town of San Jose De La Rinconada. It is not known why the spinning disc ride fell apart, but Diario de Sevilla reported it was due to an electrical failure. Image: Officials are investigating the accident but one report blames electrical failure The newspaper described "major scenes of panic in the fairground's peak hours".A witness told local news outlets: "Everyone was up there and suddenly the ride broke in half. Advertisement "People tried pushing the button...
Sports tycoons ride into battle for Evans

Sports tycoons ride into battle for Evans

Business
The two biggest sports retailers on the high street have joined the battle for control of Evans Cycles, one of Britain's biggest bike retailers. Sky News has learnt that JD Sports Fashion and Sports Direct International both tabled indicative offers for Evans last week, pitting them against Halfords and a number of financial investors.News of JD Sports' and Sports Direct's interest highlights an unexpectedly fierce contest to buy Evans, which has racked up losses of more than £8m in the last two years.A takeover of the bike specialist is likely, however, to be at a knockdown valuation as its owner, the private equity firm ECI Partners, seeks a buyer capable of meeting its ongoing funding requirements.Evans is said to need more than £10m in fresh capital to see it ...
Rangers 1-1 Osijek (Agg 2-1): Gers ride luck to continue Europa League progress

Rangers 1-1 Osijek (Agg 2-1): Gers ride luck to continue Europa League progress

Sports
report Nikola Katic scored a crucial second-half goal to help Steven Gerrard's side through Nikola Katic helped kill off Croatian compatriots Osijek as his second-half goal was enough to see Rangers through with a 1-1 Europa League draw at Ibrox. The centre-half headed home from close range eight minutes into the second half as the Light Blues extended the lead given to them by Alfredo Morelos’ first-leg strike. It wasn’t plain sailing for Gerrard’s side Borna Barisic became the first player to net against Steven Gerrard’s Gers with his last minute strike, but the hosts clung on for a 2-1 aggregate win to set up a meeting with Slovenians Maribor in the third qualifying round. With only a slender lead from last weekR...
Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device So, if you spend a billion euros on a space mission, you better be sure it can survive the rocket ride off Earth. This video shows a model of Europe's upcoming Mars rover being shaken to simulate the violent first few minutes of flight on leaving the launch pad. ExoMars, as it is known, is a joint project with Russia to put a mobile laboratory on the surface of the Red Planet in 2021. The hi-tech rover will look for signs of past or present life. Europe's Mars rover takes shape Curiosity sees Mars methane swing The vehicle pictured being put through a shake test at Airbus in Toulouse, France, is what is called a Structural Thermal Model, or STM. It is a near-exact copy of the rover that will eventu...