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India bags three gold for India on first day of wrestling

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CWG 2014: Sushil, 2 others bag gold for India on first day of wrestling

Star grappler Sushil Kumar led India’s sparkling show in the wrestling arena as the country claimed three gold medals on the first day of the wrestling competitions at the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow on Tuesday.

Sushil expectedly bagged gold in men’s 75kg freestyle category while Amit Kumar won the yellow metal in men’s 57kg while Vinesh Phogat finished on top in women’s 48kg at the SECC Hall.

Rajeev Tomar, however had to settle for a silver in the mens 125 kg freestyle event after going down to Canadas Korey Jarvis 0-3 in finals.

31-year-old Sushil asserted his class as he won his all four bouts of the day quite comfortably.

In the gold-medal bout against Qamar Abbas of Pakistan, Sushil had an easy outing.

Even before one could blink, the contest was over as the Indian pinned down his rival to clinch the gold with a 8-0 scoreline in under two minutes.

In no time, Sushil raced to a 6-0 lead and added two more points, straight away finishing off the contest.

Amit Kumar defeated Ebikweminomo Welson of Nigeria 6-2 in his final bout. 20-year-old Indian started off well and completely dominated the first round to post a comfortable 4-0 win.

The Nigerian, however, fought back and the two wrestlers gave each other a tough time in the next round and they could bag just two points each.

But due to four points in his kitty already from the opening round, the youngster from India prevailed over his opponent to pocket the yellow metal.

In what turned out to be a close battle between Vinesh and Englands Yana Rattigan in the finals of the womens 48kg event, the Indian won 11-8.

Vinesh was down 2-4 in the first round and was facing a tough challenge from her English opponent.

But she managed to earn two points to tie it at 4-4 before she could put her rival down again to bag another two just in time to wrap up the opening round 6-4.

Second round was also a fierce contest but Indian somehow maintained her composure to earn second gold for the country in wrestling.

Tomar failed to do much in his gold-medal bout, as he failed to earn even a single point.

His Canadian rival, meanwhile, could snatch a few technical points in his favour to eke out a narrow 3-0 win and bag the gold.

Earlier in the day, Sushil and Amit trumped three strong grapplers one after another within a matter of just one-and-a-half hours in their respective weight categories, to make the gold-medal round.

Tomar had two easy rounds before he made the finals of the mens 125kg category. Vinesh also overpowered two opponents en-route to the finals.

Sushil, the 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medallist and a silver medal winner at the 2012 London Games, won the round of 16 and quarterfinals by the virtue of Great Superiority, which means winning by a difference of 10 points.

Sushil thrashed Australias Jayden Lawrence 11-0 in round of 16, before blanking Kushan Sandrage of Sri Lanka 100 in the last eight-stage of the competition.

Sushil, however, faced some threat in the semifinals against Nigerias Melvin Bibo but in the end, it was the Indian who turned out to be far superior with an 84 victory.

The star Indian grappler won six points in the first period but his opponent restored parity in the next.

The Nigerian stunned Sushil when he put him down in the second round to not only earn two points to his credit but also injure the Indian.

Sushil was seen bleeding from his nose but he was soon back with a bang as he snatched two more points to have the last laugh.

Amit won two of his bouts en-route to the finals on the basis of Great Superiority.

The scoreline was 100 in both quarterfinals and semifinals. While in the semis, he outplayed Azhar Hussain of Pakistan, Amit blanked Bokang Masunyane of South Africa in the quarters.

He had defeated Jean Guyliane Bandoo of Mauritius 50 in the round of 16 earlier.

Tomar had it easy against Nigerias Sinivie Boltic during his quarterfinal bout, where he beat his rival 122. Boltic was no match to Tomar as he looked tired and exhausted throughout the match. In the semifinals, Tomar outplayed New Zealands Marcus Carney 131.

Vinesh had got the better of Rosemary Nweke 71 in the quarterfinals, while she overpowered Jasmine Mian of Canada 121 in the last four round.

Meanwhile, Indias Jyoti lost three out of her four bouts in the womens freestyle 75kg NS category.

She lost 04 to Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the first round but managed to prevail over Sophie Edwards of England in the second, before going down to Annabel Ali of Cameroom in the third bout. In her fourth bout, she lost to Erica Wiebe of Canada.





CAG – Coal Mining in India, Australia Adani Nets $300b Project

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CAG – Coal Mining in India, Australia Adani Nets $300b Project
July29, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh ravinderinvent@gmail.comThis is to illustrate how Companies operate in developed countries
without hindrances and corruption unlike India where no really one
know how to engage Private Companies in Efficient & Economical
Extractions of natural resources. Environment Assessment Statement for
EPC1690 project was finally submitted in May07, 2014 and within two
months final clearance was granted to proceed with the project which
require over $16.5b investment and production shall begin in 2016.
Adani has begin selling Rs.10,000 crores worth equity in Indian
companies to mobilize funds for Australian Mining Operations.http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/resources/project/carmichael/initial-advice-statement.pdf
The Corruption Free Functioning of Government of Australia is
Guaranteed as Adani Was Made to Disclose FULL COMMERCIAL DETAILS of
the project as FIRST STEP in October22, 2010. Even after 15 years we
in India have no idea what RIL is doing at KG-D6 or 4G Project. Even
after 5-6 years we have no idea of how much tariff will charged for 4G
services. Similarly BSES/BYPL/NDPL don’t submit ‘TECHNICAL &
COMMERCIAL DETAILS’ and ADOPT Most Inefficient Operations, Buy Most
Expensive Power Much More Than Required, Inflate Cost of Purchase But
Install Reconditioned Transformers, Hire Unskilled Staff on Temporary
Basis, Meters Always Run Fast,

- Not a Single Thing which Adani Promised to Government of Australia.

At Mining site 32473 hectare area shall be required which is more than
submergence of Sardar Sarovar Dam, Adani shall WASH 75% of the Coal
Mined and is Allocated Water Source, also allocated a large Quarry to
fill up the Pits after extraction of coal and restore the site.

http://www.adaniports.com/pdfs/Abbot_Point_SRD_OEMP_Revision_H_140224_less_Appendix_G.pdf
Here companies go on revising Costs and Inflate Capitalization -
Adani has given Undertaking to Government of Australia to Mine Coal
‘To Match or Exceed All Performance Standards’.

But most amazing – Adani shall be developing every Infrastructure
related to functioning of the project like Railway Line, Ports, Dams,
Housing of Staff, Water Supply, Power Distribution within and outside
project area and each of these project related activities were
approved simultaneously were all ready ahead of Final Go Ahead
Approval.

Adani is developing 60 million tones per year Carmichael Coal Mining
and Railway Project in Queensland Australia which shall begin
commercial production in two years and had carried out detailed
explorations after taking over Coal Mining concession from Link Energy
for $500m plus 2% royalty in 2010 – a lame duck company that was in
loss except when Adani deposited $500m in its account in 2010. It
shall be $300b program over 60 years of mining.

The process started after ADANI submitted Initial Advice Statement on
October22, 2010 which was followed up by Economic Assessment on
September26, 2012. Final clearance was granted last week.

http://www.adanimining.com/Common/Uploads/EISDocuments/111_EISDoc_Economic%20Assessment.pdf
The operational phase of the Project (Mine) sees benefits that
increase in line with production rates of coal. At the point of full
production (60 Mtpa) total positive benefits on GRP, for that year, in
the Mackay region reach an estimated total of $3,795 million and at a
State level $4,170 million. Positive impacts on household incomes
within the region will total $372.2 million and State wide $573.5
million. Employment levels locally will see an increase in fte of
4,093 and State wide 6,789.

http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/resources/project/carmichael/carmichael-coal-mine-and-rail-cg-report-may2014.pdf
2.2.3 Development stages
Mine and off-lease infrastructure
Adani has advised that the life of mine is 60 years and that
construction activities for mine infrastructure such as the MWAV,
airport, power, and construction water supply are scheduled to
commence in 2014, subject to obtaining relevant project approvals.
Construction of the first open-cut pit is scheduled to commence in
2015 and the first underground mine is scheduled for 2018. Open-cut
and underground mining will commence in the northern part of the
project site initially, with the southern part developed in the later
stages of the project.

The proponent anticipates that the first coal will be shipped from the
open-cut pits in 2016 and the longwall operations in 2019.

http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20100810/pdf/31rt5l37sz78rx.pdf
ASX ANNOUNCEMENT 10 August 2010
LINC COMPLETES COAL SALE TO ADANI & BANKS $500 MILLION
• Linc Energy completes the sale of its 100% interest in the Galilee
coal tenement (EPC 1690) to Adani Mining Pty Ltd
• $500 million in cleared funds paid into Linc Energy’s bank account today
• Ongoing royalty of $2 per tonne (indexed to CPI) over 20 production
years (estimated at approximately $2.5 billion in revenue)

Government of India Should Learn From Corruption Free Functioning Of
Government of Australia.

Ravinder Singh,
Inventor & Consultant
INNOVATIVE TECHNONLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, NewDelhi-110016, India.
Ph; 091- 9718280435, 9650421857
e.mail; ravinderinvent@gmail.com,
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power,
Transportation, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing,
Technologies and Projects.





Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record

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Contact: Gaelle Gourmelon,  ggourmelon@worldwatch.org

For more information:  Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Total

 

Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record

 

New analysis by the Worldwatch Institute examines global trends in solar power

 

Washington, D.C.—-The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts installed worldwide, the PV solar market represented one third of all newly-added renewable energy capacity, write Worldwatch’s Max Lander and Climate and Energy Intern Xiangyu Wu in the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Signs Online trend (www.worldwatch.org).

 

Solar PV installations nearly matched those of hydropower and, for the first time, outpaced wind additions. Even though photovoltaics continue to dwarf CSP capacity, the CSP market also had another year of impressive growth. By the end of 2013, a total of 19 countries had CSP plants installed or under construction.

 

Consumption of power from PV and CSP plants increased by 30 percent globally in 2013 to reach 124.8 terawatt-hours. Europe accounted for the majority of global solar power consumption (67 percent), followed by Asia (23.9 percent) and North America (8.1 percent). Worldwide, solar consumption equaled 0.5 percent of electricity generation from all sources.

 

Despite the record growth in installations, global investments in solar electricity were down 20 percent (from $142.9 billion in 2012 to $113.7 billion in 2013), reflecting a significant decrease in costs. In July 2014, global PV module spot prices reached an all-time low of $0.63 per watt. For the first time, Asia overtook Europe as the largest regional market.

 

While global PV module production increased by only 3 percent over 2012, module shipments jumped by 24 percent, signaling an easing of oversupply problems.

 

Prospects are bright for solar development as prices continue to fall and approach grid parity in an increasing number of contexts. Rooftop solar is already less expensive per megawatt-hour than retail electricity in Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Italy, and Germany. Estimates now also show that PV has become price-competitive without subsidies in 15 countries. For 2014, solar installations are estimated to reach 40-51 gigawatts.

 

Country Highlights from the Report:

 

  • China installed 12.9 gigawatts of PV, the most ever installed in one year by any country. The country’s momentous expansion was fueled largely by its feed-in tariff (FIT) program, which supports large, grid-connected utility-scale projects as well as distributed generation projects. However, grid connections are struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of China’s PV deployment.
  • Europe installed close to 11 GW of PV. This represented the second annual decline in installations after peaking at 22.3 GW in 2011. In Germany, a reduction of FIT rates and an increase in regulations for utility-scale projects contributed to the fall in installations.
  • North America added 5.2 GW of PV. The United States installed the third most PV worldwide, with 4.8 GW.
  • In Central and South America, solar development has been sluggish. Despite power consumption more than doubling in 2013, the region still accounts for a small fraction of the world’s solar power.
  • The Middle East and Africa had little PV activity, with the exception of Israel and South Africa, which added 420 MW and 75 MW, respectively.

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Notes to Editors:    

For more information and to obtain a complimentary copy of “Wind Power Growth Still Surging Where Strongly Supported,” please contact Gaelle Gourmelon at ggourmelon@worldwatch.org.Click here to preview the trend.

 

About the Worldwatch Institute:

Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues. The Institute’s State of the World report is published annually in more than a dozen languages. For more information, visit www.worldwatch.org.

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Shooter Harpreet wins silver

CWG 2014: Shooter Harpreet wins silver

Indian shooter Harpreet Singh won the silver medal in 25m rapid fire pistol event while Manavjit Singh won the bronze in the Men’s trap event in the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday as the in-form shooters have kept the tri-colour flying.

They clinched a gold, and two silvers on Monday as India moved up to the fourth spot in the medal standings on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh opened India’s medal conquest during the day winning the gold and silver respectively in the 50-metre pistol event before seasoned marksman Gagan Narang ensured a second highest podium finish in men’s 50-metre rifle prone at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here.

With a haul of seven gold, 11 silvers and seven bronze pieces, India overtook Canada to take the fourth spot after Australia, England and hosts Scotland.

Armyman and amateur flute player Rai won the gold in style setting a Finals Games Record (FGR) collecting a total of 194.1 points. Earlier, Rai also broke the Commonwealth Games record in the qualifiers where he again topped, amassing 562 points, a sizeable 15 points ahead of Englishman Kristian Callaghan in second.

In the finals, the 26-year-old Lucknow man took off brilliantly with 29.7 points in the first round and kept his lead till the end.

With 187.2 points, Gurpal, who hails from Punjab’s Bathinda, came in second. Gurpal had finished sixth in the qualifiers with 538 points.

Narang then brought India their 12th medal from shooting after finishing behind Australian veteran Warren Potent. Narang — who has bagged eight CWG gold medals — had to settle for the silver, as the 52-year-old Potent won the yellow metal in style by setting the Finals Games Record (FGR) with a score of 204.3 points.

Narang, who also won the 2012 London Olympic bronze in 10m air rifle, fought hard till the finish but had to give in with a score of 203.6 points.

This is the Hyderabadi’s ninth medal at the Commonwealth Games and his first silver. The 31-year-old won four golds in 2006 Melbourne and four more yellow pieces in 2010 at home in Delhi.

The other Indian in the fray, Joydeep Karmakar missed the final cut-off by a whisker as he finished ninth with 617 points, 1.3 behind the eighth and last qualifier for the finals.

More laurels are expected from the range Tuesday as Harpreet Singh topped the qualification stage 1 of the men’s 25-metre rapid fire pistol event and Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar was fourth in the qualifiers of the same event.

Continuing the gallant show, Mansher Singh topped the men’s trap qualification while Manavjit Sandhu finished third.The qualification will continue Tuesday and will be followed by the semi-finals, bronze medal playoff and the gold medal contest.

But shooters Meena Kumari and Lajja Gauswami disappointed in women’s 50-metre rifle prone finals, managing the sixth and 11th spots.

Indian shooters Shreyasi Singh and Seema Tomar also failed to qualify for the women’s trap semi-finals, narrowly missing out on the qualification mark.

In the boxing ring, Sumit Sangwan registered a comfortable 3-0 win over Mohammed Hakimu Fumu of Tanzania to reach the quarterfinals of the men’s 81kg category here.

However, the paddlers, squash players and shuttlers failed to add their names to the medal bracket.

In squash singles, Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alankamony bit the dust, bringing to an end their individual campaigns. While Ghosal lost his men’s singles bronze medal match 1-3 to England’s Peter Barker, Anaka went down in the women’s singles plate final with a similar scorelineto Deon Saffery of Wales.

India’s men table tennis players suffered a disappointing finish in the team bronze medal playoff, losing to Nigeria 1-3. India, who had won the bronze in the same category four years ago at home in New Delhi, started well by winning the first singles match but lost the next three to go down to the Africans at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.

Indian para-discus thrower Jai Deep narrowly missed out on the bronze medal finishing fourth in the men’s F44/42 final.

Indian shuttlers failed to replicate the performance of the 2010 Commonwealth Games losing the mixed team bronze medal playoff 2-3 to Singapore. India, who won silver four years ago at home, could not come out with their best show, losing all three doubles matches, including the final crucial women’s doubles, to go down to the city-state.

Late Sunday, it was double delight for India in men’s weightlifting as Satish Sivalingam won the gold and Ravi Katulu the silver in the 77kg Group A at the Clyde Auditorium.

Satish lifted a total of 328 kg to set a Games Record while Ravi got the silver with a total lift of 317 kg.

5th FIBA Asia Cup Team India makes history with victory over China in the group stage

Impressive Indian Men’s Basketball Team stuns field with historic performance at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup

Team makes history with victory over China in the group stage

NEW DELHI, July 23, 2014: Led by Coach Scott Flemming, India’s Senior Men returned to India this week following a historic run at the 5th FIBA Asian Cup. Pitting 9 of Asia’s top basketball playing nations against each other, the 5th FIBA Asia Cup was held in the city of Wuhan in China from July 11th to July 19th, 2014.

India, who finished 7th in the tournament, qualified for this year’s tournament after winning the South Asian Basketball Association Championship in May 2014. India is ranked 61st in the FIBA World Rankings for Men and 11th in Asia.

The highlight of this year’s tournament was a historic victory over China in the first round of the tournament. The 65-58 victory over the FIBA world number 12 ranked team was the nation’s first ever triumph over China in the normal 5 on 5 format. Barring their initial loss to Japan, India was competitive in every match, holding a halftime lead against eventual Champion Iran and losing by 4 to FIBA World Cup participants Philippines.

India’s top scorers at the tournament were Amjyot Singh (14.7 points per game – good for 4th best during the tournament), Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (10.6 points per game) and Amrit Pal Singh (10.3 points per page).  Amjyot and Amrip Pal also led the team in rebounds with and 6.9 and 6.7 rebounds per game, respectively.  Captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi led the competition with an average of 4.1 assists per game.

This tournament’s success is just one in a serious of positive results for the Indian cagers. In addition to their SABA victory, the team also took home the gold medal in January at the Lusofonia Games in Goa.

This championship was the biggest challenge so far for India’s American basketball coach Scott Flemming, formerly a coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s D League and in the NCAA. Flemming said “This a significant milestone for the Indian National Team and for the country. I am grateful to those that have come before me and we will do our best to build for the future. This victory over China shows that we are no longer just a team with potential but we can compete and win against the best teams in Asia. I am very proud of the strides our players have made.”

Mrs Roopam Harish Sharma, the CEO of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI), expressed her enthusiasm for the team’s results. “The FIBA Asia Cup is one of the biggest international challenges in the calendar for India’s senior side. We are happy to see the team perform at their best on the international stage and know that this result is just one of many more to come”

India’s next challenge with be at the 27th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014 where they will once again take on the region’s best teams.

The Indian contingent also consisted of a coach, a trainer, one FIBA Referee Supervisor, and two FIBA referees for the tournament.

This is the roster that represented India at the 5th FIBA Asian Cup:

Head Coach: Scott Flemming

Coach: GRL Prasad

Physiotherapist: Naved Hameed

FIBA Referee Supervisor; Naresh Aneja

FIBA Referee: Michael Vino

FIBA Referee: Snehal Bendke

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Traders’ group hails Union Budget,

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Traders’ group hails Union Budget,
calls focus on non-corporate sector by FM path-breaking

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), the apex body of traders in the country, has heaped praise on the Finance Minister for the announcement in the Budget calling for the creation of a new Financial Architecture for the non-corporate sector. This is the first time in the history of the country where the government has acknowledged the role played by this sector as the backbone of the nation’s economy.

Appreciating the Budget provision, Mr Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General, CAIT said: “The non-corporate sector comprises 5.7 crore enterprises, employs 490 million people and generates 90% of the employment of the country. This sector has been derided by earlier policy-makers as ‘unorganised’ whereas they should be praised as ‘self-organised’. We are delighted that the Finance Minister has announced a new finance initiative designed to support the needs of this vital sector. We will provide all support required to make this a reality.”

Added Mr B C Bhartia, President CAIT: “This sector has been operating without any support. Compare this with the Corporate sector which has only added 2.2 mn jobs in two decades, with all the foreign investment and disproportionate bank credit they have enjoyed. During the period 1991 to 2011, the Corporate Sector received foreign investment of nearly $317 dollar out of which $176 billion through stock market & $141 billion as direct investment. The Corporate and personal tax rates had halved and between a period 2006-07 to 2012-13 a tax cut bonanza of about Rs.30lakh crore and in 20 years corporate sector share in GDP rose just 3 percent. Amazingly, the corporate profits rose over Rs.9 lakh crores in two decades but their subsequent investment in business is not visible. These facts and figures sufficient enough to question economic thought of the Government that have exclusively focussed on corporate sector.

On the contrary as per Economic Census 2005, institutionalised finance was made available only to about 4% of non corporate sector and even than the non corporate sector is registering an impressive growth year by year. Recently a RBI Committee headed by its Executive Director Mr. Nachiket Mor revealed that nearly 90% of small shops and low income group do not have any link with banking sector whereas on the other hand in urban and rural areas nearly 60% people do not have any functional bank account.

CAIT National Chairman Mr. Mahendra Shah & Senior Vice President Mr. Brij Mohan Agrawal said that in the backdrop of such a dismal performance of the Corporate sector, the Finance Minister had to look beyond corporate sector to ensure a sustainable lift in Indian economy and as such the announcement of the Finance Minister to create a financial architecture for non corporate sector is a landmark announcement.

An important point made by the Finance Minister in the speech was that a huge portion, as much as 62%, of the non-corporate sectoris owned by SC, ST and OBCs. It is expected the new financial architecture will provide for institutionalised financial support to the Small Business Finance Companies that are already playing a lead role in meeting the requirements of this sector. CAIT and allied organisations will extend all support to the Committee constituted by the FM to look at all aspects of facilitating the growth of small business. The government has declared its intention to go for massive job creation, and this is possible only in the non-corporate sector.”

The trade leaders said that: “This is one sure way of spreading prosperity to every region and community of the country. The Modi government has understood the pulse of the country and is attacking the employment issue by addressing the financing needs of the non-corporate sector. CAIT suggested that Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) are well placed to meet the credit needs of the informal sector as they venture into unbanked areas having substantial share in informal credit system. CAIT advocated creation of Small Business Finance Companies/Institutions as a financial architecture for non corporate sector.





Mehar pips Neha for title in a nail-biting finish

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HERO WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL GOLF TOUR 2014 – LEG 9

 

Mehar pips Neha for title in a nail-biting finish

Bengaluru, July 18, 2014: Bengaluru weather has worked wonders for the amateurs on Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2014, outclassing seasoned professionals for the second time in a row. Delhi amateur Mehar Atwal played some exceptional golf to emerge as the winner of the ninth leg in a nail biting play-off finish over Kolkata professional Neha Tripathi. Earlier both Mehar and Neha finished at the top with identical totals of 214 after 54 holes, which resulted in the play-off. The INR 5,00,000 event culminated today at the picturesque Eagleton Golf Resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Another Delhi amateur Millie Saroha finished with an impressive performance, to be placed third with a total score of 217 after the final round.

Mehar’s round today showcased her golfing acumen and maturity as the Delhi youngster held on to her nerve throughout the final round to card the day’s lowest score of three under 69. Her bogey free round consisted of three birdies on the 4th, 5th and 7th holes.  She was tied with Kolkata golfer Neha Tripathi for the first place and won the tournament on the first play-off hole. Neha’s third round of two under 70 consisted of four birdies on the 1st, 9th, 13th and 16th holes along with two bogeys on the 4th and 12th holes. Neha who walked away with the winners cheque by virtue of being the best professional, is currently placed second on the Hero Order of Merit 2014.

Overnight leader Millie Saroha’s unfortunate back nine today cost her a possible win, as she gave way to fellow amateur Mehar Atwal to enter the play-offs with Neha Tripathi.  Millie began with a lot of promise as she went for the kill with a bogey free front nine which included two birdies on the 4th and 8th hole. She however failed to capitalize on her momentum as she faltered with four bogeys on the 10th, 13th, 14th and 15th holes along with a lone birdie on the 16th hole on the back nine.

Current Hero Order of Merit Leader Vani Kapoor would be keen to overcome her first round jinx. The Delhi golfer finished fourth with a total score of 218 after 54 holes. Her bogey free final round of one under 71 consisted of just a lone birdie on the 14th hole. Kapurthala golfer Gursimar Badwal finished fifth carding a total of 220 at the end of the third round. Her round consisted of three birdies on the 1st, 6th and 18th holes in addition to three bogeys on the 2nd, 11th and 13th holes.

Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana, who carded the only eagle of the tournament today, finished sixth with a total of 221 after 54 holes. Her final round score of one over 73 included an eagle on the 2nd hole and a birdie on the 18th hole. Her round also consisted of four bogeys on the 9th, 13th, 15th and 16th holes.

Pune’s Shweta Galande finished seventh with a total of 222, while Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma finished eighth carding a total of 223 after 54 holes. Local amateur Anisha Padukone finished ninth carding 231, while her fellow amateur Ankita Kedlaya finished tenth with a total score of 233 after the final round.

The Hero Women’s Professional golf tour will now move to Tamil Nadu in September for the 10th leg. The Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2014 comprises a total of fifteen legs spanning across key locations in India. 

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Exposición: “Semblanza de Bolívar” / Exhibition: “Portrait of Bolivar”  

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Exposición: Semblanza del Libertador Simón Bolívar

Exhibition: Portrait of the Liberator Simon Bolivar

 

La Embajada de Venezuela en India y el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi tienen el placer de invitarle a la inauguración de la exposición:

“Semblanza del Libertador Simón Bolívar” de Gabriel Atencio Ruiz  

El proximo jueves 24 de julio a las 6:30 pm en el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi.

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The Embassy of Venezuela in India and Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi have the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition:

“Portrait of the Liberator Simon Bolivar”
 by Garbiel Atencio Ruiz

On Thursday 24th, July, at 6:30 pm at Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi.

Sinopsis: La exposición recoje una muestra de retratos y esce nas centradas en la vida e historia de Simón Bolívar, f undador de la Gran Colombia y una de las figuras más destacadas de la emancipación americana de la Monarquía Española, plasmadas en pintura por el artista venezolano Gabriel Atencio. Su versión de la fisonomía de Bolívar es, tal vez, la más aproximada y corroborada por recientes estudios, que coinciden con la paciente deconstrucción que Atencio realizó para juntar versiones y estudios comparativos hasta llegar a obtenerla. Mucha de su obra histórica está en la Cancillería de Venezuela (+)

Synopsis: The exhibition shows a sample of portraits and scenes focused on the life and history of Simon Bolívar, founder of the Great Colombia and one of the most important agents in the American independence struggle against Spanish Monarchy, painted by the Venezuelan artist Garbiel Atencio. His version of the physiognomy of Bolivar is perhaps the closest, corroborated by recent studies, matching the patient deconstruction Atencio versions performed to gather comparative studies up to get it. Much of his historical work is in the Foreign Ministry of Venezuela. (+)

 

AGENDA

27/07/2014
Instituto Cervantes, a las 4:30 pmCiclo de música y cine: “Habana Blues”
Sinopsis: Ruy y Tito llevan años orquestando en común la me lodía de su sueño: convertirse en estrellas de la música. Sus partituras se han convertido en l a banda sonora que alumbra las estrechas y apasionadas relaciones del maravilloso grupo de col egas que ambos comparten. Tito vive con su abuela, una gran dama de la música, tan elegante como única . Ruy, en cambio, vive con la madre de sus dos hijos, Caridad, una joven luchadora que sostiene a la familia gracias a la elaboración de artesanías. La pareja combate el crepúsculo de su relación con el luminoso apoyo del mismo grupo de amigos. Pero un buen día, una pareja de productores españoles que h a descubierto hace semanas el extraordinario talento de Ruy y Tito les propone una oferta intern acional. De pronto, los dos músicos se verán inmers os en un serio dilema. ¿Estarán dispuestos a dejar sus profundas relaciones atrás para abrazar su sueño? (+) 

Ver el trailer 

“Music and Cinema” Film Series: “Havana Blues”
Synopsis: The two musicians, Ruy and Tito, (Yoel and Sanmar tín) whose music is a mix of traditional Cuban music and more modern music such as rap, get a chance at an international breakthrough through a Spanish record company, but they would have to ch ange their Cuba-themed lyrics to cater to an international audience. Ruy considers this a betray al of his country and his art, whereas Tito recogni zes the financial necessity of it. At the same time, Ru y is dealing with the fact that his children and th eir mother Caridad (Sierra) are leaving for the United States. Art versus commerce, nationalism versus globalism, and communism versus capitalism are some of the themes of the film. (+)

Free entry. Spanish with English subtitles.

03/08/2014
Instituto Cervantes, a las 4:30 pmCiclo de música y cine: “Tango”
Sinopsis: Mario Suárez es un director de cine argentino obs esionado con la idea de grabar una película sobre el tango. Su mujer, una de las protagonistas de la cinta, le ha dejado, así el proceso de preparación de la película se vuelve cad avez más a rduo. Sin embargo Mario conoce a Elena, una bailarina de la que se enamora rápidamente, a pesar de ser también la novia de uno de los productores de su película. Por si esto fuera poco, los problem as aumentarán cuando Mario proponga mencionar la dictadura argentina en la película. (+) 

Ver el trailer

“Music and Cinema” Film Series: “Tango”
Synopsis: Mario Suárez is an Argentinian film director obsessed with the idea of filming a movie about tango. His wife, who is one of the movie’s main cha racters, has left him. So, the process of the film’ s preparation becomes very arduos. However, Mario meets Elena, a dancer to whom he falls in love. But she is also the girlfriend of one of the film producers. More troubles will appear when Mario proposes to mention the Argentinan dictature in the film… (+)

Free entry. Spanish with English subtitles.

COMING SOON
PRÓXIMAMENTE 

Agosto, Instituto Cervantes
Centenario deJulio Cortázar
One hundred years of Julio Cortázar

Septiembre, Instituto Cervantes

Centenario de Octavio Paz
One hundred years of Octavio Paz

Octubre, Instituto Cervantes
Homenaje a Gabriel García Márquez
Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

EL INSTITUTO CERVANTES
EN EL MUNDO
 

Belgrado: Año Cortázar 2014. Exposición colectiva.(+)  

Belgrado: Cortázar Year 2014. Collective Exhibition (+)

Marrakech: Exposición “Gran teatro Cervantes de Tánger”(+)Marrakech: Exhibition “Tanger Great Cervantes Theater” (+)
Agenda
 
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IL Newsletter

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May FDI stands at US$ 3.6 billion

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The FDI equity inflows in the month of May 2014 are estimated at around US$ 3.6 bn as against about US$ 1.6 bn in May 2013, posting a growth (Y-o-Y) of 121%. The growth in FDI equity inflows stands at around (-) 26% in April 2014, 131% in March 2014, at 12% in Feb 2014, and 1.5% in Jan 2014.

 

Trend in FDI equity inflows over the months      

  

 

 

 Note: FDI equity inflows are in US$mn

 

The total FDI equity inflows, in the period April-May 2014-15 are estimated at around US$ 5.3 bn; representing an increase of around 34% over the FDI equity inflows of about US$3.9 bn for the corresponding period last year.

 

   Recent trend in FDI equity inflows (FY 2015)

Financial Year 2014- 2015 (Apr – March) Amount of FDI inflows
(In Rs. Crore) (In US$ mn)
1 Apr-2014 10,290 1,705
2 May-2014 21,373 3,604
2014-15 (up to May 2014) 31,663 5,309
2013-14 (up to May 2013) 21,596 3,953
%age growth over last year 47% 34%

  Source: PHD Research Bureau compiled from Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion.

 

Mauritius tops the chart as an investing country, with the top investing sectors being the services sector (includes financial, banking, insurance, non-financial / business, outsourcing, R&D, courier, tech. testing and analysis). Also, Mumbai and New Delhi are observed to be the cities attracting the highest FDI equity inflows.

 

Service sector and construction development constitute the highest share in attracting FDI equity inflows during April 2000-May 2014 of around 18% and 11% respectively. Telecommunications has also been able to attract about 7% of FDI equity inflows during the same period. Computer software and hardware as well as drugs and pharmaceuticals constitute 6% share in total FDI equity inflows. Automobile Industry, Chemicals (other than fertilizers), Power and Metallurgical Industries constitute share of about 4% in FDI equity inflows and lastly, Hotel and tourism constitute share of about 3% during the same period.

 

Sector wise contribution in FDI equity inflows        

                                                                                                                            (%)

 





Delhi budget is a betrayal with the people

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From: mediacellaap <mediacellaap@gmail.com> Fri, 18 Jul ’14 5:03p

 

 

Friday, July 18

  • Delhi budget is a betrayal with the people
  • BJP had promised to reduce electricity tariffs by 30%
  • It should explain why it had made a false promise with the people
  • No new tax can be levied in a state under President’s rule, BJP can’t claim credit for it.

 

 

The Delhi budget presented by union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha on Friday is a complete betrayal with the residents of the national capital, who have been cheated by the BJP-led government once again.

 

The BJP had, during the assembly elections and the Lok Sabha elections, both, promised 30% reduction in electricity tariffs, but despite having got a proper opportunity to do so, it finally failed to deliver on its promise, proving that the promise was merely to hoodwink the people.

 

This is yet another u-turn by the BJP on its promises made to the people. If Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government could implement its promise of reducing the electricity tariffs by 50 % and providing free water upto 700 litres per household every day within 48 hours of assuming office, then why has the BJP miserably failed to deliver on its electricity tariff promise ?

 

The AAP makes it clear that its struggle for 50% reduction in electricity tariffs and restoration of free water supply upto 700 litres will continue till the people get it this relief.

It is none other than Finance minister Arun Jaitley himself, who had mocked the AAP government for providing electricity and water subsidy in a public statement on January 1 this year.

 

This is what Mr Jaitley had publicly stated on January 1:“Subsidies are an unquantified amount given to unidentifiable section of people. Through subsidies a government does not cut down the rates or the cost. It maintains the existing rates and tariffs. It only uses the tax payers money to subsidize.”
While presenting the Delhi budget on Friday, Mr Jaitley has done exactly the opposite of what he used to say earlier, but what is shocking is that the subsidy announced by him is exactly what the Sheila Dikshit government used to give and nothing more.
What is even more shocking is that when the BJP was ready to give a subsidy despite having mocked about it earlier, then what prevented it from implementing its election promise of slashing the tariffs by 30%, instead of indulging in mere gimmickry?
What happened to the claims by Delhi BJP leaders that a provision of Rs 700 crore would be made in the budget to bring down the electricity tariffs in Delhi ? Did their own central government not listen to them or were they trying to mislead the people ?
A desperate BJP is trying to wrongly portray that the central government has not levied any new tax. The fact is that it is a well settled tradition that in any state which is under President’s rule no new fresh tax is levied when the budget is presented in parliament, in keeping with the spirit of Article 265 of the Constitution. Therefore, the BJP cannot claim credit for what it has not done.

 

There is not even a single line mention on how the government proposes to check the price-rise and the budget has failed to provide any relief to the common man.

 

There is no mention in the budget of how water starved areas in Delhi will get adequate supply of water and how the tanker mafia would be eradicated to ensure all residents  will have access to clean water.

 

Before making the announcement about renovating and modernizing water treatment plants to merely show an increased number of such plants, the BJP government should have given adequate attention to the existing plants, which are non-functional due to water scarcity.

 

Majority of other proposals mentioned in the budget are old and what the previous governments had already stated on record and many of which had been initiated by the AAP government earlier this year. (ENDS)

 

Regards

AAP Media Cell





THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL to release on 25th July in India!

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After receiving tremendous acclaim overseas, the grandest, most extravagant, artistic, star-studded film from Wes Anderson aka ‘;THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL’; is all set to release on 25th July in India!

 

The movie recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.  The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

 

Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Indian Paintbrush and Studio Babelsberg present, an American Empirical Picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, directed and written by Wes Anderson and story by Anderson & Hugo Guinness.

 

The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray,Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: a caper in constant motion, kinetic and comic; a timeless tale of friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled. Director Wes Anderson says his eighth feature film comes from a mix of inspirations including the pre-code comedies of the 1930’sand the stories and memoirs of Viennese writer Stefan Zweig.

 

The Citizens of Zubrowka- Cast of The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Author (Tom Wilkinson):  Renowned author of “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.  Our National Treasure.

 

Young Writer (Jude Law): The younger, fictionalized version of the author.  A guest of the Grand Budapest in its later years.

 

Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes):  The legendary, original concierge of the Grand Budapest.  Mentor to Zero.

 

Madame D (Tilda Swinton):  The aged Countess of Schloss Lutz.  Great friend to Gustave H.

 

Henckels (Edward Norton):  Captain of the Lutz Military Police.

 

Dmitri (Adrien Brody):  Son and presumed-heir to Madame D.

 

Jopling (Willem Dafoe):  Associate of Dimitri and Private Inquiry Agent.

 

Deputy Kovacs (Jeff Goldblum):  An important attorney.

 

Ludwig (Harvey Keitel):  Underworld figure, inmate of Checkpoint 19 Criminal Internment Camp.

 

M. Ivan (Bill Murray):  Concierge of Hotel Excelsior Palace and member of the “The Society of the Crossed Keys”

 

M. Chuck (Owen Wilson):  Acting concierge of the Grand Budapest during its appropriation for military use.





GOPIO NEWS

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GOPIO NEWS for NRIs/PIOs – July 15, 2014

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 GOPIO ORGANIZES SUCCESSFUL 25th ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE  CONVENTION

The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International) concluded its 25th Anniversary (Jubilee) Convention 2014 in Port of Spain in Trinidad & Tobago, with a memorable and successful celebration from 27th May through 30th May, 2014 coinciding with the 169th anniversary of Indian Arrival Day commemoration in Trinidad & Tobago. The convention theme was “Indian Diaspora Today & Tomorrow”.

 

The convention was a historic event in the Indian Diaspora, attended by delegates from several countries where GOPIO is prominent – where persons of Indian origin reside in substantial numbers, and many from countries with fewer than 10% of the population. Countries include: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, India, Reunion Island, Mauritius, South Africa, Netherlands and other countries of the European Union (EU), United Kingdom, Canada, USA, the Caribbean region: Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Belize, St. Vincent, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Jamaica, Grenada and St Lucia.

 

Among the many events of the convention, some of the notable highlights include: A notable welcome reception at the Diplomatic Centre residence of Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minsiter Kamla Persad-Bissessar; GOPIO’s elections for new officers; GOPIO International Council Meetings; an all-day academic conference based on the convention theme of “Indian Diaspora Today & Tomorrow”; GOPIO delegates as special guests at cultural performances held at National Cultural of Indian Culture (NCIC); and unveiling of a historic arrival monument at Waterloo-by-the-Sea marking the first arrivals of indentured Indian laborers in Trinidad on 30th May 1845.

GOPIO 25th Anniversary Convention Team 

 

The convention team organized around the GOPIO chapter in Trinidad & Tobago, worked diligently with dedicated and focused efforts to plan, coordinate and hold a magnificent GOPIO milestone convention in a country distant from the other regular venues which GOPIO has used over the years for its major events. Members of the convention team:  Ena Maraj, (Convention Co-Convener, president of GOPIO International chapter of Trinidad & Tobago); Dr. Arnold Thomas, (General Convener & Conference Co-Coordinator,  GOPIO International Coordinator Caribbean (St Vincent); other convention team members: Ramdai Sookdeo (Convention Secretary); Mahadaye Ramlagan (Registration & Assistant Treasurer); Seeta Sahatoo (Assistant Convention Secretary; Shalima Mohammed (Public Relations Coordinator, (Indian Arrival Monument Co-Coordinator); Navin Rampersad (Treasurer); Geeta Sahatoo (Hospitality Coordinator); Karran Nancoo (Legal Advisor); Dr. Kumar Mahabir (Conference Co-Coordinator); Ramnarine Bissoon (Arrival Project Liaison, Community Coordinator, Conference Site Co-Coordinator); Dr. Indrani Rampersad (Conference Co-Coordinator); Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh (Conference Co-Coordinator); Dr. Visham Bhimull (Youth Program Coordinator); Marilyn Hosein (Events Coordinator & Transportation Coordinator); Molly Mangray, Amanda Gangaram, Rowena Singh and Vanita Rampersad (Administrative and Support Coordinators); Deo Gosine (Grand Patron, Special Projects Coordination and Support); Aleem Mohammed (Community Liaison); Don Khan (Indian Arrival Monument Facilities & Hospitality Coordinator); Ramesh Kalicharan (Souvenir Brochure);Netram Rambudhan (Convention Assistant Treasurer & GOPIO International Treasurer); Seeta Sahatoo & Mahadaye Ramlagan (Delegates’ Souvenir Welcome Kit); Nohar Singh (Delegates’ Travel & Holiday Packages); Munish Gupta (Conference Site Co-Coordinator & GOPIO Jubilee & Life Membership Recognition).

 

 

 Photo above: Some of the members of the Convention team with GOPIO Officials

 

Convention Advisors: Sunny Kulathakal; Munish Gupta; Dr. Piyush Agrawa; Umesh Chandra; Dr. Thomas Abraham; Dr. Sai Giridhar; J. Nami Kaur; Amb. R. Dayakar; Netram Rambudhan; Rajindre Tewari; Dr Jagat Motwani; Loshni Naidoo; Dr. Sushila Gidwani-Buschi; Dr. Renuka Misra; Sudha Acharya; Prof. Clem Sankat; Ramesh Kalicharan; Prof. Brindsley Samaroo; Balkrishna Naipaul; Prof. Mahin Gosine; Anita Bhat; Alkesh Sharma; Mahavir Arya; several council chairpersons and co-chairpersons; life members and chapter members.

 

Grand Patrons & Advisors:

Surichange Bank NV, Suriname (Dr C. Baidjnath Misier, founder & chairman)

Labidco Port Services Ltd – Trinidad & Tobago (Deo Gosine, founder & chairman)

GOPIO International Council Meetings

GOPIO International Council convened at the Radisson Hotel in Port of Spain shortly after the conclusion of GOPIO’ Executive Council meeting on 28th May, 2014. After opening remarks, President Ramsaran reported major activities of GOPIO in his terms which was followed by financial report by Treasurer Netram Rambudhan. GOPIO Foundation report was presented by Executive Trustee Dr. Thomas Abraham which was followed by GOPIO International Coordinators reporting their activities for the regions.

Photo above: GOPIO’s outgoing Executive Council Team

 

GOPIO Executive Council Elections & New Team 

  • Nominating Committee headed by Rajindre Tewari conducted the election for the 2014 to 2015 for the various positions in the Executive Council of GOPIO International. The following officials were elected by unanimous vote: 
    • o    President – Ashook Ramsaran
    • o    Executive Vice President – Sunny Kulathakal
    • o    Senior Vice President – Dr. Piyush Agrawal
    • o    International Coordinator North America – Dr. Renuka Misra
    • o    International Coordinator Caribbean. – Dr. Arnold Thomas
    • o    Chairman GOPIO International, Inder Singh, was elected for another term.

Photo Above: GOPIO Elected Officials for 2014-2015. GOPIO Chairman Inder Singh, President Ashook Ramsaran, Executive Vice President Sunny Kulathakal, Senior Vice President Dr. Piyush Agrawal, International Coordinator North America, Dr. Renuka Misra, and International Coordinator Caribbean, Dr. Arnold Thomas.

All previously appointed positions expired on May 28, 2014 with the end of the previous term and new appointments of suitably qualified candidates will be announced shortly after GOPIO’ Executive Council approval.

 

GOPIO By-Laws Updates approved:

No changes except corrections of errors, omissions, spelling and nomenclature mistakes -

Per list circulated previously and read by Chairman Inder Singh.

GOPIO International Council circulated 30 days in advance to general membership and life members.

GOPIO to organize membership feedback and commentary via website.

Chapter delegates eligible for voting to be further clarified and defined relative to membership.

GOPIO has not conformed to its mandate in accordance with Clause 1 – Name and Purpose: The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (abbreviated as GOPIO) is a secular, nonpartisan, non-sectarian, not-for-profit global organization engaged in prompting the well being of non resident Indians and people of Indian origin, enhancing interaction and communication between these groups living in different countries and in furthering their linkages with India.

Reception at Prime Minister’s Residence 

 

A highlight of GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary Jubilee Convention 2014 was the special welcome reception of all GOPIO delegates at the Diplomatic Centre residence of the Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar on 28th May. The reception was hosted by Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration with Minister Dr Roger Samuel making the initial remarks after a welcome prayer by Brother Harripersad Maharaj, followed by remarks by GOPIO International president Ashook Ramsaran and presentation of gifts. Prime Minister Bissessar formally welcomed GOPIO’s delegates, recounted GOPIO’s special reception/dinner during the visit to the Kolkata Memorial on 12th January, 2012 and thanked GOPIO for “holding its 25th Anniversary Jubilee Convention in the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago”.

 

GOPIO made presentations of gifts and books to Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar: Special Kashmiri shawl by Kedar N. Gupta (India); GOPIO 25th Anniversary Jubilee Souvenir Brochure by Ramesh Kalicharan, editor (USA); portrait and tribute to late Nelson Mandela by Rita Abraham (South Africa); books by Dr. Mahin Gosine (USA); Dr Jagat Motwani (USA); Balkrishna Naipaul (Canada); GOPIO 1st convention stamp by Dr. Thomas Abraham (USA); and book presentation by Dr C. Baidjnath Misier (Netherlands).

Business-to-Business Seminar

 

On 28th May, a Business-to-Business seminar featuring prominent scholars and business leaders was held at the Radisson Hotel. It was sponsored by Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Trade & Investment with focus tohighlight the many economic opportunities of the Caribbean region at this convention.

 

Sessions included:

  • o    Investment & Trade Opportunities in Trinidad & Tobago;
  • o    Investment & Trade Opportunities in St Vincent & Grenadines;
  • o    Investment & Trade Opportunities in Guyana;
  • o    Success Stories of Doing Business in the Caribbean;
  • o    Free Enterprise, Market Economy and Business Successes;
  • o    The Growth of Education and Medical Services for Bi-Lateral Trade;
  • o    Media as Marketing Tool in Emerging Economies

 

Speakers and presenters were: Dr. Chan Misier (Chairman, Surichange Bank NV, Netherlands & Suriname); Dr Yesu Persaud, Chairman Demerara Bank, Demerara Distilleries (Guyana); Deo Gosine (Founder & President of Labidco Port Services, Trinidad & Tobago), Dr. Sid Gautam (Center for Entrepreneurship, USA), Ishwar Ramlutchman (Founder & Chairman, AC Industrial, South Africa); Ashok Motwani (DNN News, India).

 

Romanee Kalicharran (USA) made a special film presentation of “The Voyage”.

 

Academic Conference: 
“Indian Diaspora Today and Tomorrow” 

The Academic Conference segment of the convention was a full 1-day event held on 29th May at the Radisson Hotel. There were several sessions designed round the convention theme of “Indian Diaspora Today & Tomorrow” The chief guest at the Inaugural Session was Indian High Commissioner HE Gauri Gupta and the keynote speaker Dr Mahin Gosine, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at State University of New York, USA. Dr. Kumar Mahabir, Assistant Professor at University of Trinidad and Tobago, concluded the session.

 

Conference Sessions:

Inaugural Session I: Indian Diaspora Today & Tomorrow

Session II: The Indian Diaspora: Issues, Challenges & Opportunities

Session III: Global & Regional Diaspora Investments & Economic Opportunities

Session IV: Diaspora’s Youth, Children, Gender & Inter-Generational Issues

Session V:  Multi-Cultural Diversity & Inter-Ethnic Cooperation in the Indian Diaspora

Session VI:  Education, Science & Technology as Significant Assets in the Indian Diaspora

Session VII: Health, Wellness, Lifestyle & Nutritional Factors in the Indian Diaspora

Session VIII: GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary Resolutions

Session IX: Wrap-up & Conclusion

 

 

Inaugural Session I: Indian Diaspora Today & Tomorrow

Session Chairperson: Dr. Arnold Thomas (St Vincent)

Session Co-Chairperson: Dr. Kumar Mahabir (Trinidad and Tobago)

Program:

  • o    Introductory Remarks: Dr. Arnold Thomas (St Vincent)
  • o    Welcome: Ena Maraj (Convener, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • o    Remarks: Inder Singh (Chairman, GOPIO International, USA)
  • o    Remarks: Ashook Ramsaran (President, GOPIO International, USA)
  • o    Remarks: Dr. Jagat Motwani (Founding Life Member, GOPIO International, USA)
  • o    Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Deo Gosine (GOPIO Life Member, TnT)
  • o    Keynote Speaker: Dr Mahin Gosine, Prof of Sociology and Anthropology at SUNY, USA
    • Focusing on the Indian Diaspora and the story of “From Scars to Stars”
  • o    Introduction of Indian High Comm.: Ms. Mahadaye Ramlagan (GOPIO Chapter TnT)
  • o    Remarks by Indian High Commissioner Gauri S. Gupta
    • Focusing on the progress of the Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean Region
  • o    Presentation of Tokens: Ms. Shalima Mohammed (GOPIO Chapter Trinidad and Tobago)
  • o    Book Releases (Listed above): Moderator:  J. Nami Kaur (Secretary, GOPIO Int’l, USA)
  • o    Conclusion: Dr. Kumar Mahabir (Co-Chairperson, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • o    Thanks & Appreciation: Dr. Arnold Thomas (Chairperson, St Vincent)

 Photo above: GOPIO Officials with Indian High Commissioner Gupta

 

Session II: 

The Indian Diaspora: Issues, Challenges & Opportunities

Session Chairperson: Umesh Chandra (International Coordinator, Oceania – Australia)

Session Co-Chairperson: T. Ramappa (GOPIO Chapter of Bangalore, India)

Speakers & Program:

  • o    Dr. Winston Tolan (Jamaica, West indies)
  • o    Dr. Kumar Mahabir (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • o    Prof. Parmatma Saran (USA)
  • o    Q/A: Moderator – Umesh Chandra (Session Chairperson, Australia)
  • o    Conclusion: T. Ramappa (Session Co-Chairperson, GOPIO of Bangalore, India)
  • o    Presentation of Tokens: Ms. Nadira Narine & Ms. Camelia Singh (GOPIO of Guyana)

 

Session III: 

Global & Regional Diaspora Investments & Economic Opportunities

Session Chairperson: Jeevan Zutshi (GOPIO Regional Coordinator, USA)

Session Co-Chairperson: Gem Madhoo-Nascimento (GOPIO of Guyana)

Speakers & Program:

  • o    Dr. Sid Gautam (USA)
  • o    Mr. Munish Gupta (USA/India)
  • o    Dr. Yesu Persaud (Guyana)
  • o    Conclusion:  Ms. Gem Madhoo-Nascimento (Session Co-Chairperson, Guyana)
  • o    Presentation of Tokens: Lucienne Sacarbany (GOPIO Martinique)
  • o    Thanks & Appreciation: Marilyn Hosein (GOPIO chapter of TnT)

Session IV: 

Diaspora’s Youth, Children, Gender & Inter-Generational Issues

Session Chairperson: Ishwar Ramlutchman (South Africa)

Session Co-Chairperson: Jagdish Lodhia (GOPIO chapter Sydney NW, Australia)

Speakers & Program:

  • o    Dr. Kamla Tewarie (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • o    Rita Abraham (GOPIO’s Women’s Council, South Africa)
  • o    Sudha Acharya (SACSS, USA)
  • o    Tivesh Nair (Youth – GOPIO Cape Town, South Africa)
  • o    Uresha Moodley (Youth – GOPIO Cape Town, South Africa)
  • o    Dr. Bisham Bhimull (GOPIO Trinidad and Tobago)
  • o    Conclusion:  Jagdish Lodhia (Session Co-Chairperson, Australia)
  • o    Presentation of Tokens: Tara Gosine (USA/Trinidad and Tobago)

 

Photo above: Conf. Panel Family and Youth – Jagdish Lodhia concluding the session

Session V:  

Multi-Cultural Diversity & Inter-Ethnic Cooperation in the Indian Diaspora

Session Chairperson: Krishen D. Needar (Trinidad and Tobago)

Session Co-Chairperson: Romanee Kalicharran (USA)

Speakers & Program:

  • o    Balkrishna Naipaul (Canada)
  • o    Dr. Arnold Thomas (St Vincent)
  • o    Keith Compton (St Lucia)
  • o    Romanee Kalicharran – A special presentation of “The Voyage”
  • o    Shadel Nyack Compton (Grenada)
  • o    Conclusion:  Romanee Kalicharran (Session Co-Chairperson, USA)
  • o    Presentation of Tokens: Elie Shitlou, Claude Sheikboudhou  (Guadeloupe)

Photo above: Conference panel on Multi-Cultural Diversity & Inter-ethnic Cooperation in the Indian Diaspora

 

Session VI:  

Education, Science & Technology as Significant Assets in the Indian Diaspora

Session Chairperson: Ashok Motwani (India)

Session Co-Chairperson: Deo Gosine (Trinidad and Tobago)

Speakers & Program:

  • o    Dr. Thomas Abraham (USA)
  • o    Dr. Clem Sankat (University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • o    Dr. Gary Brar (AUB, Barbados)
  • o    Ashok Motwani (India)
  • o    Kewal Kanda (USA)
  • o    Conclusion:  Deo Gosine (Session Co-Chairperson, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • o    Presentation of Tokens: Inder Singh (USA)

Photo above: Conf. Panel Science and Tech Panel – Dr. Thomas Abraham Speaking

Session VII: 

Health, Wellness, Lifestyle & Nutritional Factors in the Indian Diaspora

Session Chairperson: Dr. Renuka Misra (USA)

Session Co-Chairperson: Dr. Ramesh Pandey (USA)

Speakers & Program:

  • o    Dr. Vivian Rambihar (Canada)
  • o    Swami Chidananda (India)
  • o    Dr. C. Baidjnath Misier (Netherlands)
  • o    Dr. Rini Johar (USA)
  • o    Conclusion:  Dr. Ramesh Pandey (Session Co-Chairperson, USA)
  • o    Presentation of Tokens: Sylvia Perez (Belize); Yamonee Barbaro (USA)
Photo above: Conference session on Health, Wellness, Lifestyle & Nutritional Factors in the Indian Diaspora. Dr. Renu Misra chairing the session,
Session VIII: GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary Resolutions

 

Session Chairperson: Dr. Piyush Agrawal (USA)

Session Co-Chairperson: Harbachan Singh (USA)

Thanks & Appreciation: Farouk Samaroo (USA)

 

Session IX: Wrap-up & Conclusion

Session Chairperson: Dr. Arnold Thomas (St Vincent)

Speaker: Ashook Ramsaran (USA)

Thanks & Appreciation: Ena Maraj (Trinidad and Tobago)

 

Resolutions

On 28th May at Session VII “GOPIO Resolutions- GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary Jubilee Convention 2014″, chaired by Dr. Piyush Agrawal, the following resolutions were adopted for action by GOPIO and advisory/notification to respective government and agencies:

 

  • o    Salutations to Indian Democracy & Fair General Elections in India
  • o    Enhancing the Relationship between India & its Diaspora
  • o    Streamlining the process of Indian Consular Services
  • o    Review of OCI/PIO/OIC Policies Needed
  • o    Proposal for International Indian Emigration Day
  • o    India’s Opportunity to Engage the Diaspora
  • o    GOPIO’s Continuing Efforts at Outreach to the Diaspora
  • o    Limitations on Import/Export of Indian Currency on NRIs/PIOs
  • o    Towards a More Peaceful Co-Existence of PIOs in Multi-Ethnic Societies
  • o    Indian Visas On Arrival Program
  • o    Addressing Human Rights Violations in the Diaspora

 

These resolutions titled “GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary Jubilee Convention 2014″ are posted on GOPIO’s website at www.gopio.net.

 

Book Releases

 

At the conclusion of Inaugural Session I: “Indian Diaspora Today & Tomorrow”, the following books were released:

 

Balkrishna Naipaul (Canada): Sangam: The Jhansi Legacy

Indina High Commissioner Gauri Shanker Gupta: Unraveling Mysteries of Life

Dr. Yesu Persaud (Guyana): Reaching for the Stars – An Autobiography

 

 

Dr. Mahin Gosine (USA):

 

Dr. Kumar Mahabir (Trinidad & Tobago): Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean

Dr. Chan Misier (Netherlands): Spiritual Management and Road to Eternity

Ramesh Kalicharan, Editor (USA): GOPIO 25th Anniversary Jubilee Convention Souvenir Brochure

 

The Moderator of the “Book Releases” segment was J. Nami Kaur, Secretary of GOPIO International

 

above: Book Release – GOPIO International Coordinator Caribbean, Dr. Arnold Thomas (St Vincent); Balkrishna Naipaul (founding Life Member, Canada); Dr. Yesu Persaud (founding Life Member, Guyana); Dr Kumar Mahabir (Co-Chair, GOPIO Academic Council, Trinidad & Tobago); Dr. Jagat Motwani (founding Life Member, USA); Shri Gauri Gupta, Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad & Tobago); Dr. Mahin Gosine (Co-Chair, GOPIO Academic Council, USA); J. Nami Kaur (Secretary, GOPIO International, USA)

 

Jubilee Recognition Awards Gala

 

The Jubilee Recognition Gala was another highlight of GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary (Jubilee) Convention 2014, held on 29th May, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Port of Spain. In attendance was Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad & Tobago, Shri Gauri Gupta; Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Trade & Investment, Dr. Vasant Bharath; and Min. Ramona Ramdial, Minister in the Ministry of Environment & Water Resources. The event was emceed by prominent radio and television host Zelisa Boodoosingh and was broadcast live courtesy of Dr Hans Hanoomansingh (Heritage Radio).

Photo above: GOPIO Jubilee Recognition Awardees with Minister Dr. Vasant Bharath, Min Ramona Ramdial, Indian High Commissioner Shri Gauri Gupta and GOPIO Officials

 

GOPIO’s Jubilee Recognition for outstanding achievements in selected categories were accorded to several persons “who contributed to the betterment of people of the Indian Diaspora. The Jubilee Recognition recipients achieved significant and prominent levels of stature and recognition in their respective fields of endeavor and have served interests of people in their respective countries of domicile and others as well, in addition to generating pride and respect among the Indian Diaspora and others in country of birth or domicile”. Each GOPIO’s Jubilee Recognition awardee (or representative for posthumous recognition) was presented with a GOPIO Jubilee award.

 

Posthumous Recognition:Henri Sidambaron (Guadeloupe); Dr. Najma Sultana (USA); Baleshwar Agrawal (India); Lall Paladee (Trinidad & Tobago); Dr Cheddi Jagan (Guyana).

Friends of GOPIO: HE Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent & Grenadines; Hon Albert Ramdin, Deputy Secretary General of Organization of American States (USA); Hon. Chandrikapersad Santokhi Chairman of Progressive Reform Party (Suriname).

Professional, Civic, Culture, Entrepreneurship, Media, Philanthropy: National Indian Cultural Centre – NCIC (Trinidad & Tobago); John Barath (Trinidad & Tobago); Brenda Gopeesingh (Trinidad & Tobago); Dr. Hans Hanoomansingh (Trinidad & Tobago); Sattaur Gafoor (Guyana); Dr Yesu Persaud (Guyana); Chancellor of Judiciary & Chief Justice Carl Singh (Guyana); Dr C. Baidjnath Misier (Netherlands); Dr. Lakshmi Persaud (United Kingdom); Ishwar Ramlutchman (South Africa); Nicole Vaitylingon (Guadeloupe); Kamaludin Mohammed (Trinidad & Tobago); Dr. Vivian Rambihar (Canada); Ashok Motwani (India); Dr. Parmatma Saran (USA); Dr. Sudhir Parikh (USA); TV Asia H R Shah (USA); India Abroad (USA); Kedar N. Gupta (India); Israel Khan (Trinidad & Tobago).

 

In addition to recognition of those who contributed to GOPIO’s formation in 1989. The First Convention Convener Dr. Thomas Abraham introduced co-conveners Sudha Acharya and Dr. Jagat Motwani and other founding life members and invited them to the stage.

Above: Some GOPIO Founding Life Members at GOPIO inception in 1989 who were present at the Jubilee Convention

 

GOPIO also recognized the newest life members since 6th January, 2014 in attendance, with plaques and new life membership lapel pins: They included Yamonee Barbaro (USA); Balkrishna Naipaul (Canada); Deo Gosine (Trinidad & Tobago); Sasenarine Sankar (Guyana); Claude Sheikboudhou (Guadeloupe); Elie Shitalou (Guadeloupe); Shaji SM Alex (India); Shaji Baby John (India).

Photo above: GOPIO Life Members in 2014

 

Special recognition was accorded to GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary (Jubilee) Convention 2014 grand patrons: Surichange Bank NV (Dr C. Baidjnath Misier, Netherlands) and Labidco Port Services Ltd (Deo Gosine, Trinidad & Tobago).

 

Indian Arrival Monument at Waterloo-by-the-Sea

 

The Indian Arrival Monument at Waterloo-by-the-Sea was unveiled on 30th May 2014, the 169th anniversary of Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad & Tobago, another significant and historic marker of the journey of Indian migration to other lands for better livelihood. The monument is another commemorative milestone marker in honored tribute and well deserved recognition of the first arrivals of indentured Indian laborers in Trinidad & Tobago. This project was initiated by GOPIO president Ashook Ramsaran in similar manner as with the Kolkata Memorial in India (2011) and Indian Arrival Monument in Guyana (2013). It was supported by the Indian High Commission of Trinidad & Tobago and the Ministry of Local Government – Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation.

 

The site at Waterloo-by-the-Sea was selected as an appropriate setting for the tribute to first arrivals of Indian indentured laborers to the shores of Trinidad & Tobago. The unveiling was attended by Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister Dr. Suruj Rambachan MP (Works and Infrastructure), Minister Ramona Ramdial (Minister of State in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources), Counselors Abdool and Seepersad, Couva Regional Chairman Henry Awong, among many others officials. GOPIO International President Ashook Ramsaran and Indian High Commissioner HE Gauri Gupta unveiled the monument in the presence of hundreds of people including several “legacy generation” persons, a few over 100 years old. This was followed by an authentic Indian lunch served Caribbean style.

 

Among the many legacy honorees were: Samoondarie Doon; Sewdass Sadhu (builder of Temple by the Sea), Samdaye Sewdass (wife of Sewdasss Sandhu) and 110-years old Sughari Jattan.

 

The inscription, patterned after the Kolkata Memorial in India and Indian Arrival Monument at Highbury in Guyana, read as follows: In honour of Indian indentured labourers whose arrival in Trinidad and Tobago began on 30th May 1845. In recognition of their pioneering spirit, sacrifices, endurance and determination to seek better livelihoods for themselves and their descendants. In gratitude for their invaluable contribution to the social, spiritual, cultural, economic and political development of Trinidad and Tobago”.

 

Photo above: Some of the Legacy Generation Residents of Trinidad & Tobago with GOPIO officials, Indian High Commissioner Gauri Gupta, Trinidad & Tobago’s Min. Dr. Suruj Rambachan, Min. Ramona Ramdial, Counselors Abdool & Seepersad, Couva Regional Chairman Henry Awong. Unveiling of Indian Arrival Monument at Waterloo-by-the-Sea

 

Hosting of GOPIO Delegates by NCIC

 

The National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) hosted GOPIO delegates at its major events held at its Diwali Nagar complex in Chaguanas. NCIC president Dr. Deokinanan Sharma and Mr Surujdeo Mangaroo welcomed GOPIO delegates as NCIC’s special guests. Special events were: 27th May: Concert — famous Bhojpuri singer, Kalpana Patowary from Assam, India; 29th May – 169th Indian Arrival Day commemoration with a special treat of music, songs, dances, recitals and authentic Caribbean and authentic Indian foods with Caribbean styles and flavors. GOPIO’s president Ashook Ramsaran and chairman Inder Singh presented its Global Indian Diasporabooks to Dr. Deokinanan Sharma and Mr Surujdeo Mangaroo, while Dr C. Baidjnath Misier (Chairman of Surichange Bank NV, a grand patron of GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary (Jubilee) Convention 2014, presented his book Spiritual Management and Road to Eternity to both Minister Dr. Suruj Rambachan and Indian High Commissioner Shri Gauri Shanker Gupta in attendance at the 169th Indian Arrival Day commemoration.

 

NCIC was highly supportive of GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary (Jubilee) Convention 2014 by providing specially inscribed GOPIO Jubilee mementos to all speakers at GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary conference held on 29th May, 2014 at Radisson Hotel in Port of Spain.

Photo L-R: GOPIO Chairman Inder Singh; NCIC Vice President Surujdeo Mangaroo, GOPIO President Ashook Ramsaran; NCIC President Dr. Deokinanan Sharma

 

GOPIO 25th Anniversary Jubilee Souvenir Brochure

 

GOPIO 25th Anniversary Jubilee Convention 2014 souvenir brochure is a full color, 112-page bound, elaborately well designed, comprehensive keep sake publication distributed to all convention delegates and visitors, as well as mailed subsequently to worldwide officials, businesses, organizations. The brochure includes messages of congratulations and well wishes, articles and poems on GOPIO, the Indian Diaspora, issues of interest and concern, the convention program details, the convention and international team members, facts about GOPIO, its formation and history, as well as an extensive photo gallery.

Ramesh Kalicharan (USA), founding life member of GOPIO was the editor and Thomas Ittycharia of NC Production (New York, USA) was the designer and publisher.

Release of GOPIO Jubilee Convention Souvenir Brochure at the opening plenary conference session by Indian High Commissioner Gauri S. Gupta. Souvenir brochure editor Ramesh Kalicharan is in the left.

 

 

Commentaries

 

School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies at Indira Gandhi National Open University in Maidan Garhi, New Delhi reported that “GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary Jubilee ignited the Diaspora Spirit”. Umesh Chandra, GOPIO International Coordinator, Oceania (Brisbane, Australia): “Indeed a very successful convention, organisers did a wonderful job, coinciding with Indian arrival day added to the event”.  Kewal Kanda, president of GOPIO Los Angeles, USA: “Very successful, well arranged and well coordinated convention. Enjoyed the whole convention. Many thanks to the GOPIO leaders and Convention conveners (TT Team). Beautiful host country”. Bhupinder Chhibber, President – GOPIO Sydney: “Our compliments & thanks to organisers of this great event. They did a great job. Well done”. T. Ramappa, GOPIO Bangalore Chapter: “My trip was wonderful and I really enjoyed the hospitality and the warmth of Trinidad with the GOPIO events being fulfilling, thanks to your and team’s organization”.

 

At the conclusion of the GOPIO 25th Anniversary Jubilee Convention 2014, GOPIO International Chairman Inder Singh remarked that, “this is the best GOPIO convention since its formation in 1989″. GOPIO International President Ashook Ramsaran added that, “this silver jubilee convention is unparalleled in historical significance, with the special welcome, warmth and hospitality of the people of Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean region”.

 

Message from GOPIO’s President

 

It has been twenty five years of remarkable and unprecedented achievements by GOPIO with its expansive efforts to connect and interact with the global Indian community to monitor and address issues of interest, benefit and concern. GOPIO has become prominently established as the premier global advocacy organization of the Indian Diaspora. GOPIO’s 25th Anniversary Jubilee Convention 2014 is a continuation of GOPIO’s efforts towards that objective with its focus on “The Indian Diaspora: Today and Tomorrow”.

 

The year 2013 has seen a remarkable level of GOPIO’s outreach, growth, expansion and progress at all levels as we continue to “embrace, engage and enhance the Indian Diaspora”. GOPIO’s progress is evident at the international, regional, country and chapter levels; at the executive and council levels; with GOPIO addressing issues of interest and concern to the Indian Diaspora; GOPIO’s close collaboration with governments (India and Diaspora countries), international agencies; GOPIO’s planning and holding seminars and conferences in various parts of the Indian Diaspora; as well as GOPIO embarking on several significant and visionary projects of interest to our global Indian community. The objective for following two years is to build on the progress to date with more significant and meaningful achievements.

 

We look forward to continuing support, collaboration and cooperation from all of GOPIO’s membership and others to make more progress in our efforts to address matters of interest and concern to the global Indian community. On behalf of GOPIO International and all who contributed time, talent, effort and resources towards a successful convention, I join in conveying our sincere thanks and appreciation to all GOPIO delegates, participants, officials, attendees and well wishers of this grand jubilee commemoration.

 

 

Patrons & Supporters

 

While the convention team organized around the GOPIO chapter in Trinidad & Tobago with support from all levels of GOPIO International, there was crucial support from private and public sources which contributed to the success of the convention. The convention was endorsed and supported by a wide cross section of public and private sectors as well as civic and cultural organizations, academicians and academic institutions, media and others. In addition, prominent persons of Indian origin and several Pravasi Samman Awardees also participated in the convention. The National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) and attorney Karan Nancoo provided meeting facilities during the planning stages. There was special support by various ministries of the Government of Trinidad & Tobago as well as organizations, individuals and businesses. These include:

 

  • Office of the Prime Minister HE Kamla Persad Bissessar
  • Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration headed by Minister Dr Roger Samuel.
  • Ministry of Trade & Investment headed by Minister Dr. Vasant Bharath
  • Ministry of Arts and Multi-Culturism headed by Minister Lincoln Douglas
  • Ministry of Housing and the Environment headed by Minister Dr. Roodal Moonilal
  • Hon. Chandresh Sharma, MP, Government of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Public Transport Service Corporation (General Manager Ronald Forde)
  • The Indian High Commission to Trinidad & Tobago, in particular Shri Gauri Gupta
  • National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) headed by Dr. Deokinanan Sharma and Surujdeo Mangaroo.
  • Demerara Bank Ltd  and Guyana Distilleries Ltd (Guyana)
  • Helen Bhagwandinsingh and Brenda Goopesingh of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Media: PIO TV, WIN TV, Diaspora News Network, Heritage Radio Network
  • LaserCuts Ltd. for the design, fabrication and installation of the Indian Arrival Monument
  • Ramesh Kalicharan and Thomas Ittycharia for GOPIO 25th Anniversary Jubilee souvenir brochure
  • Radisson Hotel of Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Messages of congratulations and good wishes from officials, organizations and individuals
  • GOPIO worldwide chapters, GOPIO councils, Life Members, delegates and membership

 

Besides their high level of financial support, the 2 grand patrons have also provided enormous assistance with consultation advice and logistics for several of the programs of the convention:

 

Grand Patron: Dr. C. Baidjnath Misier – founder, chairman Surichange Bank NV, Suriname.

Initially an exchange office, Surichange NV worked its way up to a solid bank. On 9 September 2010, Surichange Bank NV (SCB NV) commemorated its fifth anniversary. The bank has been growing steadily. The aim of the bank is to offer the right financial quality products to everyone. The SCB NV offers a coherent package of innovative banking investment and insurance products. Annually the SCB NV processes tens of millions of Euros from the Netherlands, which enter the country through our bank. These remittances / transfers are an important supplement to the income of many Suriname families. The counterpart of SCB NV in the Netherlands is Suri-Change BV, which is considered to be the biggest actor as regards remittances among the Suriname-Dutch community.

 

Surichange Bank NV

Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat nr 71, Paramaribo-Suriname

Ph: (597) 471-151/F: 474-554

E -mail: info@scbbank.sr

 

Grand Patron: Deo Gosine – founder, president, Labidco Port Services Ltd, Trinidad & Tobago

www.labidcoport.com

 

 “Labidco Port Services Ltd has opened our New Port and Logistic Facility at Dock 3, National Energy Company Industrial Estate, La Brea, Trinidad. Our port is a privately operated free enterprise driven facility. Labidco Port Services Ltd and our associate companies are engaged in providing facilities and services for the Oil & Gas Service Industry in Trinidad & Tobago, the Southern Caribbean and parts of Latin America. We also operate a deep water (12.8 metre) International seaport with ISPS/ISM/HSE/OSHA compliance and is an authorized port of entry to Trinidad & Tobago with custom, immigration and health services on request. We are service oriented and sensitive to our industry needs and look forward to hearing from you so that we can tailor our services to meet your company’s demand. Our company is staffed with personnel experienced in the Oil & Gas Service Industry and our principal has more than 40 years experience in serving the Oil & Gas Industry internationally”.

 

LABIDCO PORT SERVICES LTD.

National Energy Co. Industrial Estate,  Dock 3, La Brea, Trinidad W.I.

868-651-1100 Tel, 868-648-8873,  868-651-1016 Fax
info@labidcoport.com

 

July 4 American Independence Day – Tributes paid to American and Indian pioneers and patriots 

India Association of Los Angeles (IALA) in collaboration with Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) organized a tribute function on Jul 4, 2014 at India Oven Restaurant, 10110 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth,celebrating American Independence and Indian American Heritage and paid tribute to the American and Indian Pioneers and Patriots. Inder Singh, Chairman GOPIO Int’l who co-coordinated the seminar emphasized, “If we, Indian Americans, want others to know about us, then we must first know who we are.”

 

First speaker, V.J Singh talked about the Americans’ fight for independence from the Britishers and recalled the sacrifices of American heroes and patriots. Mini Guleria gave a brief account of problems which early Indian immigrants encountered. They had come to the United States either as students or for economic opportunities but faced discrimination, bigotry and racial violence in the USA.  Baljit Toor gave detailed account of sacrifices of Indians who went back to free India from the British. In their fight for the independence of their motherland, known as Gadar movement, several Gadarites were taken captives, some  were hanged to death while others were imprisoned for varying terms of imprisonment.   Vineet Puri spoke about Indian Americans’ struggle for India’s independence after the failure of Gadar Movement. He said that there were still many Indian Americans who had the burning desire to liberate India. He mentioned the names of Indian community activists,  Lala Lajpat Rai, J. J. Singh, Anup Singh, Haridas Muzumdar, Taraknath Das and Krishanlal Shridharani who demonstrated  tremendous enthusiasm and abundant energy for the cause of India’s freedom.

Inder Singh talked about the many contributions of Indian Americans to their motherland, India as also to the country of their adoption. He mentioned the names of several Indian American philanthropists who have donated millions for various causes in India and the US. Pritam Singh spoke on the importance of remembering the sacrifices of pioneers and patriots. He quoted Marcus Garvey, National hero of Jamaica, who said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture  is like a tree without roots.”

 

The seminar was followed by a lively interactive Q&A segment.

 

Raman Chadha moderated the seminar. He, on behalf of IALA, thanked the attendees and speakers. He said that it is important that Indian Americans should learn history of Indians in the United States. Since it is not taught in American schools, it should be learnt  through such seminars. He reminded the audience by citing a quotation, “If the history and achievements of a society are obliterated, then its coming generations are doomed to mediocrity for lack of inspiration needed for greatness.”

 

GOPIO INTERNATIONAL AND CHAPTER NEWS

GOPIO-SYDNEY SOUTHWEST ORGANIZES GOLF MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

 

GOPIO Sydney Southwestorganized “GOPIO MASTERS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP” Tournament last month in Sydney. The games were played at two different golf courses “The Ridge Golf Course – Barden Ridge” and “Camden Lakeside Country Club – Catherine Field” in New South Wales for two days over the Easter long weekend. A grand gala evening dinner followed the tournament where the prizes were given to all the different category winners.

 

The event was a great success and everyone enjoyed both the golf and the gala dinner. The gala evening was attended by all players along with their spouses and friends.

 

The “GOPIO MASTERS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP” Winner was Mr. Vishnu Deo playing on 10 Handicap and the runner-up was won by Mr. Anil Gangaram playing on 14 Handicap.

 

The stroke event winner was Mr. Nitya Narayan playing on 10 handicap. Various novelty prizes such as Longest Drive, Drive-and-Pitch and Nearest-to-The-Pin were given on different holes for both days’ events.

 

The following individuals and business supported the event: Citizen Watches Australia, James Gangaram of Australian Automotive Enterprise, Muttu Menon of Travelworld Epping, Russell and Robin Gramme of The Water shop and Lord Jewellers.

 

The organizing committee included Tournament Organizing Committee Chairman Raj Maharaj (Secretary, GOPIO-Sydney Southwest), Tournament Finance committee Chairman Neel Maharaj (Treasurer GOPIO Sydney Southwest), Tournament Handicapping Committee Chairman Suraj Maharaj, Tournament Rules and Disciplinary Committee Chair Sada Reddy, Awards Function committee Chair Sunil Anand and GOPIO International Life Member Mahavir Arya.

 

Partnering with GOPIO Sydney Southwest was ‘NSW-Fiji Golfers Association.’ 

 

Photo Above: GOPIO-Sydney Southwest Golfers

 

Contact Jagdish Lodhia, President, GOPIO Sydney Southwest, lordsjewellers@gmail.com, Tel: +61 296011999.

 

GOPIO-KOCHI MEETING DISCUSSES NRI ISSUES BEFORE THE ELECTION 

 

The welfare of the Non Resident Indians (NRIs) who sent home 75 billion USD last year should be given priority by the new government at the centre, opined experts. Participating in a discussion on ‘what NRIS demand from the new government’, organized by the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) in Kochi, leading NRIs, professionals, social activists and legal advisors pointed out the various problems faced by Indians, especially Malayalis, living and working abroad , and how and why they need the government’s immediate intervention.

 

K V Shamsudheen, chairman of Pravasi Bandhu Welfare Trust, delivered the keynote address, and highlighted the financial chaos in the lives of many Malayalis who have spent decades in the Gulf countries. “Keralites contribute 19 percent of the total remittance made by NRIs, but only a part of it is deposited in banks. There has not been any concrete measures by the government to tap this immense potential of Malayalis working and living abroad. Instead, there are a number of rules and regulations that discourage investments by NRIs,” he said.

 

From restrictions on buying farm land, excess tax on bank deposits, outdated baggage rules and lack of support for children’s education, to high flight charges and absence of online voting system, the problems plaguing NRIs are endless, said Shamsudheen.

 

While C J George, MD, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services, said that the government should extend all possible help to increase NRI investments, Abraham Tharyan, executive director of South Indian Bank, that a corruption-free country would invite more participation from NRIs in development issues.

 

P C Cyriac, president of GOPIO, Kochi, who was the moderator at the panel discussion, said that the government should sort out confusions regarding policy making and implementation, and provide the best infrastructure facilities to attract genuine investors from abroad.

 

Jose Kannamthanam, senior advocate, C T Kuruvila, president, World Malayalee Society, K S R Menon, author, and Adv Sivan Madathil, social activist, participated in the discussion. GOPIO-Kochi Vice President Kurian Abraham and Secretary Jose Thomas were also present. Anita Pratap, contestant in Ernakulam Parliament constituency, also took part in the program.

 

GOPIO-SYDNEY NORTH WEST PROVIDES FINANCIAL HELP TO A STUDENT FOR PROSTHETIC LEGS

 

The president of GOPIO Sydney North West chapter received a charity request from a boy who lost his legs in an unfortunate accident in January 2013. The boy’s school principal, Mr Jaskaran Singh Kahlon got GOPIO’s contact from the Principal of another school of Gurdaspur, where GOPIO Sydney North West chapter had helped through Caring & Sharing event and provided warm clothes, uniforms, shoes to all students and fans in all classrooms.

 

The plus 2 student, Abhinav Mahajan, son of Ashwani Kumar Mahajan, of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dinanangar, Gurdaspur slipped from the train on 9th January 2013 while he was getting off the train at Dinanagar railway station. The train crushed both his legs. As a result of this accident an immediate operation was necessary, where the doctors had no other option but to cut his legs from the knees down as seen in the picture.

 

 

Abhinav Mahajan belongs to a poor family. His father died 8 months before his accident and there is no source of income to the family. The family approached the school principal for help to provide prosthetic legs, so that he can resume his normal life.

 

Upon receiving a request from the school principal, GOPIO Sydney North West chapter members contributed for the asked amount for the expenses of Abhinav’s prosthetic legs. The money is being sent to the school principal by the Treasurer of the chapter.

 

Photo left: Abhinav Mahajan with Mr. Amrik Singh Pelia on the left and Jaskaranjit Singh Kahlon (Principal of Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Dinanagar, Gurdaspur) on the right.

 

 

GOPIO QUEENSLAND BUSINESS COUNCIL NETWORKING MEET

 

A new initiative by GOPIO Queensland is the Business Council and the Women Council, led by Ramanathan K and Amy Jaggesar respectively.

 

Business Council intends to cater to the business opportunities and networking, while Women Council looks after the needs and active participation from the community’s women folks, across the state. Business Council endeavors to create and support a platform for all businesses, services and professional practices for people of Indian origin.

 

As a part of Business Council, the first event as a part of multiple interactions in the coming time, “A Night of Motivation and Leadership”, was organized by the chapter on Wednesday, 7th May. The guest speaker was Pele Ramdhani, National Sales Manager for Good Life Health Clubs. A well-known presenter and a champion of business, marketing and human resources development among the international Entrepreneurs, Pele is a renowned name in the industry.

 

Pele talked about the leadership qualities and what it takes it to reach the next levels of success. Partnership and unity are the key drivers for the growth of any society. Talk on philosophy of Tagore on reaching the next level of success was a great path-shower. One of the best lines from the night which most of the participants were talking about was “You can get a hand over a season, but heart is for a lifetime”.

 

Ramanathan opened the event with a rousing welcome to the guest speaker, Pele, Freya Ostapovitch, sponsors and all the participants. He said, “It takes a life time to be an achiever but to learn from their stories in an hour or two is what this event is all about”.

Yousuf Alikhan, the president of GOPIO Queensland chapter while addressing the audience appreciated the active participation of the audience and the effort put in by the committee members and the volunteers. He welcomed everyone and gave an overview of GOPIO and its chapters to the audience. Yousuf mentioned the inclusive growth of Queensland chapter in the last 5 years and how it has helped in fair representation of Indians living in the region.

 

The event was attended by a good gathering from the business fraternity of Brisbane.

 

Chapter to Organize Multicultural Festival on August 10th

 

Thousands from the multicultural communities in Brisbane will come together to celebrate the iconic “India Day Fair 2014″ on Sunday, the 10th of August 2014, at Roma Street Parklands. There will be parades from various Indian communities, Indian music, dance and cultural items running throughout the day, Indian henna – hand painting – will be available and the event will conclude with a mammoth fireworks.

 

GOPIO with the support of Federation of Indian Communities Queensland (FICQ) and other Indian associations celebrate India Day Fair every year with real vigour, charm and an abundance of colours. The event has been well attended by dignitaries in the past.

 

Contact: Ashutosh Raina, PRO – GOPIO Queensland, +61-4-0320-8908 ashutosh.raina@gmail.com.

 

 

NEW TEAM FOR GOPIO SYDNEY SOUTHWEST

 

GOPIO-Sydney Southwest organized a evening cocktails reception welcoming the new executive committee which will take over from the present committee in July 2014.It was held at the Himalaya Function Center in Liverpool in Sydney Southwest. The new team is headed by Joseph Thomas as President.

 

Contact: Jagdish Lodhia, President, GOPIO Sydney Southwest, lordsjewellers@gmail.com, Tel: +61 296011999 or Incoming President Joseph Thomas, Tel: +61-404 053 186

GOPIO WOMEN’S COUNCIL CHAIR SUMAN KAPOOR HONORED BY TIMES INDIA

 

GOPIO Life Member and Chairperson of GOPIO International Women’s Council Suman Kapoor of New Zealand received NRI OF THE YEAR 2014 (Philanthropy) award conferred by Times Now at the channel’s NRI of the Year awards recently in Mumbai. The NRI of the Year awards aim to acknowledge non-resident Indians who have achieved succes

 

 

 

NRIs/PIOs ACHIEVE

TWO INDIAN AMRICANS WIN GUGGENHEIM AWARDS

 

For Ashvin Vishwanath, a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley, winning a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship represents more than just a validation of his research.

 

As would be expected, the Indian American physics professor was very happy about winning the prestigious award, announced April 10 along with 176 other fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

 

“On the practical side, this will allow me to devote a semester entirely to research,” he told India-West. “But what is special about the Guggenheim is that it is awarded to individuals working across a wide range of human endeavors, and for the first time I find myself grouped not just with other scientists, but, for example, with writers and filmmakers whose day-to-day work could not be more different from my own.” “But I find myself thinking,” he added reflectively, “that although we are trying to understand and express very different things, maybe deep down our goals are not that different. Perhaps emphasizing this unity within the diversity of human endeavors was one of the objectives of the foundation.”

 

The South Asian Guggenheim Fellows named in the U.S. and Canada this year certainly showcase the overall diversity of grantees honored in the creative arts, humanities, social and natural sciences.

 

In addition to Vishwanath, South Asian winners of grants of various amounts include British Indian novelist Hari Kunzru of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Bangladeshi American filmmaker and visual artist Naeem Mohaiemen of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Sri Lankan-born science writer Ray Jayawardhana of Toronto, Canada; and Indian American mathematics professor Kiran Sridhara Kedlaya of the University of California at San Diego.

 

The son of a Kashmiri Pandit father and a British Anglican Christian mother, Kunzru has written four novels, a collection of short stories and does travel writing for U.K. newspapers such as The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.

 

His fourth novel, “Gods Without Men,” a mysterious metaphysical story set in California’s Mojave Desert at Pinnacle Rocks National Park, was well-received by critics.

 

He told India-West, “I feel honored to be named a Guggenheim Fellow. As the foundation puts it, this is a ‘mid career’ award, and it feels like a staging post, a recognition that the work I’ve done so far is of value, and that I have the potential to do more and better in the future.” He added, “For me, as a writer who moved from the U.K. to the U.S. six years ago, it’s a particular validation – I feel that my work, which has lately centered around understanding American history and culture, is considered worthwhile by the intellectual community here.”

 

Kunzru studied English at Wadham College, Oxford, and then received an M.A. in philosophy and literature from the University of Warwick, U.K. His wife is novelist Katie Kitamura. From 1999-2004 he was music editor of “Wallpaper” magazine and since 1995 he has been a contributing editor to “Mute,” a culture and technology magazine.

 

Mohaiemen, a graduate of Oberlin College in 1993 with a B.A. in economics and a concentration in history, describes himself on Twitter as “a writer and visual artist, working in New York and Dhaka, researching borders, wars and belonging through essays, photography and film.”

 

He directed “Muslims or Heretics,” a documentary about struggles between moderate and radical Islamists in Bangladesh; directed and co-produced “Rumble in Mumbai,” a documentary on globalization; and directed “United Red Army, The Young Man Was, Part 1,” about the 1977 hijacking of Japan Airlines Flight 472 by the Japanese Red Army.

 

He also co-founded Visible Collective, a collective of New York-based artists and lawyers investigating security panic. Visible’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 2006 Whitney Biennial of American Art.

 

Asked to comment on receiving the fellowship, he told India-West, “While marking the specific (geographic, and otherwise) context of the research many of us are doing, it’s necessary to also note the wider interpretative possibilities. “If you consider the recent scholarship on Haiti’s slave rebellion as the inspiration for ‘universal history,’ I would argue that Bangladesh’s trajectory before and after 1947 (as East Bengal, East Pakistan and finally Bangladesh) can be a template for understanding the conditions, and possibilities, of post-liberation disenchantment.”

 

Kedlaya, holder of the Stefan E. Warschawski Endowed Chair at U.C.-San Diego, has a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Harvard University, an M.A. in mathematics from Princeton University and a doctorate in mathematics from MIT.

 

After receiving his Ph.D., he held postdoctoral posts at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at U.C.-Berkeley and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and taught at MIT.

 

The Indian American mathematics professor is known for his work related to arithmetic algebraic geometry and number theory, especially p-adic cohomology, p-adic Hodge theory and computational number theory.

 

The author of 49 research papers, Kedlaya is a winner of National Science Foundation five-year Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and Sloan Research and Clay Liftoff fellowships.

 

Vishwanath, who lives in Berkeley with his wife, Rashmi, and their two young sons, told India-West that he grew up in Bangalore, where his parents still live. He attended IIT-Kanpur, “which has a world class physics program,” he said. “Our entire class consisted of only about 10 students a year, and we got a lot of attention from the many strong physicists on the faculty. We were a small minority in many ways – not just that we were in a science department in what was predominantly an engineering institute, but also that we had decided to pursue a subject that we were passionate about, when the norm was to pick an engineering major dictated by one’s entrance exam rank.

 

The Indian American received a Ph.D. from Princeton, did postdoctoral work as a fellow at MIT and has taught physics at U.C.-Berkeley since 2004.

 

“My work centers on understanding phenomena such as superconductivity, magnetism and other remarkable properties of matter, starting from basic theories like quantum mechanics,” he explained. “Historically, my area of inquiry, which is called condensed matter physics, has also led to numerous important applications, such as the transistor, magnetic memories and magnetic resonance imaging, which have automatically emerged as we deepened our understanding of fundamental principles.” He added. “I am a theorist – which means I have trouble explaining to people exactly how I do my research. Most of my work gets done with pencil and paper, sometimes with a computer but always with a lot of talking with my collaborators.”

 

“The goal of my Guggenheim project is to move towards a physical realization of interesting states of matter that have been predicted in my recent theoretical work. One of them is termed a ‘Weyl semimetal,’ which can be thought of as a three-dimensional analog of grapheme,” he said.

 

Grapheme is a super strong, light crystalline form of carbon.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMS MEERA JOSHI AS HEAD OF NYC TAXI COMMISSION

 

The New York City Council has confirmed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s nominee to head the agency that oversees taxis and car services.

 

Meera Joshi was unanimously confirmed April 10 to serve as chairwoman and CEO of the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Joshi has worked in city government for more than a decade. The Indian American served most recently as general counsel to the taxi commission.

 

Mayor De Blasio announced her nomination in March, saying she oversaw initiatives that brought better service to thousands of taxi riders.

 

She also prosecuted financial injustices against victimized taxi drivers.

 

FOUR PIOs RECEIVE SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS

 

Four Indian-Americans are among recipients of this year’s Paul and Doris Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Each year, the fellowships honor and support the graduate education of 30 New Americans, permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents.

 

Arnav Chhabra, Sundeep Iyer, Ramya Parameswaran and Sana Raoof were selected from more than 1,200 applicants, and will each receive tuition and stipend assistance of up to $90,000 in support of graduate education, according to the fellowship website.

 

Also selected is Indonesia-born Salmah Y. Rizvi, the daughter of a Pakistani father and Guyanese mother and will use the award to support work toward a JD at the New York University School of Law.

 

Chhabra’s fellowship will support work toward a PhD in medical engineering and medical physics. Coming to the U.S. as a teenager, Chhabra began working as a researcher at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in high school.

 

His work there was so impressive that he was asked to lead a project investigating chemotherapy resistance, and in 2009, he was first author on a paper in the Anticancer Research Journal, according to his bio data on the fellowship website.

 

Chhabra’s interest in medical technology led him to the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Texas-Austin, where he investigated nerve regeneration and biomedical polymers. After achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA, he began a PhD in medical engineering at Harvard Medical School and MIT.

 

In graduate school, Chhabra is creating an on chip model of the liver which will replicate the pathophysiology of human livers, thereby enabling a noninvasive study of liver function. He is concurrently funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

Iyer, who will use his fellowship toward a JD, was born in New Jersey. After graduating from Harvard, Iyer worked for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, a non-partisan think-tank where he directed statistical research to evaluate democratic reforms, his bio data on the fellowship website says.

 

His research was used in several federal voter rights cases, and his work has been cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, Politico and National Review. In 2011, he founded the Statistical Reform in Redistricting Project, whose data have been used by the Sunlight Foundation and Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus.

 

Currently Iyer is studying for a JD at Yale Law School. By integrating academic research with real-world litigation, Iyer hopes to become an effective voice in safeguarding democracy, the website said.

 

Parameswaran, who grew up in the Bay Area in California, will use her fellowship to support work toward an MD and PhD in biophysical science. A gifted violinist and Bharatha Nataym dancer, Parameswaran got her first exposure to scientific innovation during a summer internship at NASA while in high school, her bio data says. A few years later, as an undergraduate at Stanford University, her study of cancer in genetically engineered mice earned her the Firestone Medal, given to Stanford University’s top undergraduate theses.

 

Her love for science and her concern for women’s health issues influenced Parameswaran’s decision to pursue a dual career as a research scientist and practicing physician. Now an MD/PhD student at the University of Chicago, she combines her research in nanoscale biomaterials that can interface with immune cells, with time spent volunteering at the Maria Shelter for women and children on Chicago’s South Side.

 

Raoof, who ran track at school and university in a boy’s uniform, will use her fellowship to support work toward an MD and a PhD in molecular oncology. The daughter of Indian immigrants, Raoof was raised on Long Island, N.Y. After studying knot theory at MIT, she won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2008 and the Taiwan International Science Fair in 2009, her bio data says. Hoping to teach kids the chemistry of smoking versus running, Raoof created a class, BreatheStrong, in 2010, and also became editor-in-chief of the Harvard Science Review and the youngest keynote speaker for the American Mathematical Society. Her published thesis, which used statistical mechanics to model protein interactions, illuminated the process of antibody optimization.

 

She represented Harvard at the World Debate Championships in Botswana, hoping to sharpen her persuasive skills to eventually fight tobacco-related illness through policy. Her mother’s battle with breast cancer inspired Raoof to enroll in Harvard-MIT’s MD/PhD program. She will study resistance mechanisms to targeted therapies for non-small cell lung cancer.

 

INDIAN AMERICAN VIJAY SESHADRI WINS 2014 PULITZER PRIZE

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems “3 Sections.”

 

The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced on Monday by Columbia University here.

Seshadri’s ’3 Sections’ is a “compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless,” the announcement said.

The prize for the poetry category was given for a “distinguished volume of original verse” by an American author. A Columbia University alum, Seshadri would receive $10,000 reward.

According to Seshadri’s biography on the Pulitzer website, he currently teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at liberal arts college Sarah Lawrence in New York. Born in Bangalore in 1954, Seshadri came to America at the age of five and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.

His collections of poems include James Laughlin Award winner The Long Meadow and Wild Kingdom (1996). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in prestigious publications including the American Scholar, the Nation, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Yale Review, the Times Book Review, the Philadelphia Enquirer and in many anthologies, including Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets and The Best American Poetry 1997 and 2003.

Seshadri has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been awarded the Paris Review’s Bernard F Conners Long Poem Prize and the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement.

Seshadri is the fifth person of Indian origin to bag the prestigious award, the first being Gobind Behari Lal in 1937. Lal, a science editor, was awarded the Pulitzer in the reporting category for his coverage of science at the tercentenary of Harvard University when he was working for Universal Service. He died of cancer in 1992.

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri got Pulitzer for fiction in 2000 for her collection of stories “Interpreters of Maladies”.

Journalist-writer of Indian origin Geeta Anand was the next to get the award. Anand was the investigative reporter and feature writer for the Wall Street Journal and won the award in 2003 for “clear, concise and comprehensive stories that illuminated the roots, significance and impact of corporate scandals in America”.

Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee’s acclaimed book on cancer, ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,’ won the 2011 Pulitzer prize in the general non-fiction category.

 

THREE PERSONS OF INDIAN ORIGIN RECOGNIZED AS FELLOWS OF SOCIETY OF INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

 

 

The Society of Interventional Radiology added 29 fellows to the Fairfax, Va.- national organization’s roster during SIR’s 39th annual scientific meeting March 22-27 in San Diego, Calif.

The honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of the SIR membership, goes to members who have demonstrated excellence in research and published works or teaching and leadership within the field of interventional radiology and/or the society.

Among the 29 fellows named this year are three Indian Americans: Dr. Rajesh I. Patel, of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, N.Y.; Dr. Aalpen A. Patel of Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.; and Dr. Shawn N. Sarin, of George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

 

Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments using X-rays, MRIs and other imaging technologies.

 

SEVEN INDIAN AMERICANS NAMED 2014 BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARS

 

Seven Indian American college students have been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship that would fund their educational expenses in the coming years, a media report said Tuesday.

Of the over 1,660 students who applied for the award this year, 283 were selected, making this one of the most competitive years for the award, American Bazaar online reported Tuesday.

The Indian American students selected this year are: Swati Sureka, a biology and chemistry double-major at Cornell University; Radhika Agarwal, a biochemistry and biology double-major at Indiana University in Bloomington; Adam Ramsaran, a neuroscience major at the University of Delaware; Sivabalan Manivasagam, a chemistry major from the University of North Texas; Tushar Swamy, an electrical engineering and physics double-major from Northeastern University; Loveprit Singh, a chemistry and applied mathematics double-major from the University of Oregon and Nitin Anantha Krishna, a mathematics and computer science double-major at Western Kentucky University.

Established in 1986 and named after former Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, the scholarship seeks to award individuals who are pursuing high-level careers in the hard sciences.

The scholarship given by The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, has been one of the most prestigious undergraduate award given in the sciences.

The scholars include undergraduate sophomores (second-year students) and juniors from the US.

The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

 

TWO INDIAN AMERICANS ELECTED FELLOWS OF MICROBIOLOGY ACADEMY

 

Fellows of microbiology academy in America select its followers annually after a thorough selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that individual have made in advanced microbiology.
In more than 50 years, 2,700 scientists have been elected to the Academy. Recently, 88 microbiologists were elected as the Fellows of the academy, out of which two are Indian Americans and a Bangladeshi microbiologists.

Two Indian Americans are Dr. Hiten D. Madhani of the University of California, San Francisco and Dr. Siba Samal, of the University of Maryland, College Park, while Dr. Firdausi Qadri, of the International Center for Diarrhoeal Diseases in Dhaka, Bangladesh is Bangladeshi fellow.
Dr. Hiten D. Madhani is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. Madhani has earned his degree in medicine in 1995 and his Ph.D. in genetics in 1993 at UCSF itself. Later, he received postdoctoral degree in signal transduction from the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. Siba Samal, who is a recognized expert on three important animal viruses that are namely Newcastle disease virus, bovine respiratory syncytial virus, and avian metapneumovirus, was an associate dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Samal’s work on the Newcastle disease virus, which is a contagious bird disease was very good and fruitful. As, the expertise on this virus has involved establishing a molecular basis for how it causes disease, engineering improved vaccines. Also, he developed new vaccines against other human and animal diseases using the virus.

 

Scientific achievements in enteric and diarrheal infections and vaccines are achieved by Dr. Firdausi Qadri. Apart from this, Qadri led his studies the immune response in H.pylori infected people in Bangladesh and the responses in patients with typhoid fever as well as vaccines.

 

 

 

NEWS OF INTEREST TO NRIs AND PIOs AROUND THE WORLD

FIJI REGIME TO SHUT DOWN 14 POLITICAL  PARTIES 

Fourteen of Fiji’s 17 political parties are being closed down after failing to apply for registration under restrictions imposed on opposition groups last month, the military regime said Tuesday, according to the Times of India.

 

The move means the Pacific nation will potentially have only three political parties involved in elections scheduled for next year, the country’s first move toward democracy since a military coup in 2006.

 

Fiji’s registrar for political parties, Mere Vuniwaqa reported that 14 parties did not meet the deadline for registration last week, hence, they would be wound up, and all their assets will be forfeited by the government.

 

“By law, I am mandated to make an application to the High Court to wind up the rest of the existing parties that did not apply by the deadline,” she told the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. 

“We are now working in the Solicitor General’s office to put together the relevant applications for the winding up in the High Court.”

Under a decree passed last month, the membership threshold for registering a political party was lifted 40-fold from 128 to 5,000, a major hurdle for opposition groups in Fiji, which has a population of about 870,000.

Trade union officials were also banned from political parties in a move the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said was “an affront to democratic principles”.

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has described the conditions imposed on Fiji’s political parties as “onerous” and “unjustified,” adding that this has threaten to undermine the confidence in next year’s elections.

After the 2006 coup, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama initially promised to hold elections in 2009 but then he tore up the constitution in favor of rule by decree, arguing that the country was not ready for democracy yet.

He states that elections will be held in 2014 but has made clear that it will be on terms set by the military, which has been a key player in the four coups the country has endured since 1987.

While Bainimarama has not yet announced if he will stand in the elections, he is widely expected to seek office in the poll and the ITUC has accused him of seeking to minimize opposition though the decree on political parties.

Carr is expected to visit Fiji this month as part of a delegation from the Pacific Islands Forum, which expelled Fiji in 2009 for failing to restore democracy.

UAE, SAUDI ARABIA HAVE MAXIMUM INDIAN WORKERS

 

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) account for the largest number of Indians working in the Gulf, the GOI has revealed. Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Mr. Vayalar Ravi told the Lok Sabha that a total of two million Indians live and work in Saudi Arabia, followed by 1.8 million in the UAE. Kuwait is home to an Indian working population of 641,062 followed by Oman (581,832), Qatar (500,000) and Bahrain (400,000). Iraq has 16,000 Indian workers, Lebanon 10,000, Jordan 9,000 and Libya 1,800.

GOPIO LIFE MEMBERSHIP AND CHAPTER FORMATION

GOPIO is a non-partisan, non-sectarian global organization with chapters in several countries, actively promoting the interests of people of Indian origin worldwide by monitoring and addressing current critical issues of concern, and by enhancing cooperation and communication between groups of Indians living in various countries.

 

GOPIO Individual Life membership is open to all who believe in the mission of GOPIO. The one- time fee is $5,000 for Platinum Life Membership, $2,500 for Gold Life Membership and $1,500 Silver Life Membership and half the amount for each category for those from developing countries and India.

 

GOPIO is looking forward to opening chapters in all major cities of the world so as to network people of Indian origin all over the world. If you do not have chapter in your city, please visit GOPIO website (www.gopio.net) and get details of chapter initiation (visithttp://www.gopio.net/chapter_initiative.htm). Process involves sending a letter of intent to start a chapter by a committee of five people or more. For more information, contact:

 

 

GOPIO Chairman – Inder Singh, Tarzana, California, USA, Tel: +1-818-708-3885, E-mail: gopio-intl@sbcglobal.net.

 

GOPIO President – Ashook Ramsaran, Fresh Meadows, New York, USA, Tel: 718/939-8194, E-mail: ramsaran@aol.com

 

GOPIO Executive Vice President – Sunny Kulathakal, Bahrain, Tel: +973 39441956 or +91 9845756692, E-mail: Kulathakal@yahoo.com

 

GOPIO Senior Vice President – Dr Piyush Agrawal, Weston, Florida, USA, Tel: +1-954-684-6494, E-mail:sudhapca@aol.com

To become a Life member of GOPIO, one can sign up online at

http://gopio.net/online_membership.htm or fill up the form and send it with a check to: GOPIO International, PO Box 560117, New York NY 11356, USA.

EDITORIAL BOARD
 Chief Editor: Dr. Thomas Abraham,

Founder President and Chairman Emeritus of GOPIO Intl. and Executive Trustee, GOPIO Foundation (Stamford, CT, USA)

  Editor: Nami Kaur, Secretary, GOPIO International (New York, USA)

 

Webmasters: Prashant Gupta (Hyderabad, India) and Abu Thomas (New Rochelle, NY, USA)


Contributors of this issue:

 

Contributors of this issue: Ashook Ramsaran (President, GOPIO International), 

Dr Arnold Thomas (International Coordinator, Caribbean Region), Ena Maraj (Convention Convener), Dr Kumar Mahabir, Dr Jerome Teelucksingh and Shalima Mohammed (Convention PRO)

Harmohan Singh Walia (GOPIO’s Committee on Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, Sydney, Australia), Jagdish Lodhia (President, GOPIO Sydney Southwest, Australia), Ashutosh Raina (PRO – GOPIO Queensland)
GOPIO NEWS welcomes NRI/PIO related stories from all over the world. Be a volunteer correspondent or reporter. 

Contact Dr. Thomas Abraham, Tel: 203-329-8010, E-mail: gopio@optonline.net.

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चुटका परमाणु संघर्ष समिति, समर्थन समूह 

19072014


बादशाह हलवाई मन्दिर के सामने, पोली पाथर, नर्मदा रोड, जबलपुर मध्य प्रदेश 
 

स्थानीय ग्रामीण, आदिवासी समाज के विरोध के बावजूद
क्यों थोपी जा रही विनाषकारी चुटका परियोजना ?

जबलपुर, 18 जुलाई, 2014 : भारी पुलिस एवं सषस्त्रबल के मध्य दमनकारी जनसुनवाई का नाटक और अब प्रषासन एवं एनपीसीआईएल द्वारा धूर्ततापूर्ण कार्यवाही कर चुटका परमाणु विद्युत परियोजना को अमली जामा पहनाने की कोषिषे की जा रही है। पांचवी अनुसूची व पेसा कानून वाले क्षेत्र में तमाम अनियमितताओं, स्थानीय विरोध एवं ग्रामसभाओं द्वारा इस परियोजना के खिलाफ प्रस्ताव पारित होने के बावजूद सरकार ग्रामीण एवं आदिवासी समाज पर यह विनाषकारी परियोजना जबरदस्ती थोपने की कोषिष कर रही है और इसके लिए नित-नये हथकण्डे अपना रही है। किन्तु हम अपनी जान दे देंगे लेकिन इस परमाणु परियोजना को अपने क्षेत्र में स्थापित नहीं होने देंगे।

उक्ताषय के विचार चुटका परमाणु विद्युत परियोजना के विरोध में आयोजित जन-चेतना यात्रा की शुरूवात करते हुए चुटका परमाणु संघर्ष समिति के नवरतन दुबे ने कहा कि भारत को लोकतांत्रिक, समाजवादी, गणतंत्र कहना बेमानी है। जहां आम ग्रामीण एवं आदिवासी समाज की आवाज दबा दी जाती है। कहने को तो हमारा देष लोकतांत्रिक है लेकिन समाज के वंचित, शोषित, ग्रामीण और आदिवासी समाज के हक और अधिकारों के लिए कोई स्थान नहीं है। सषस्त्र पुलिस बल और बन्दूक की नोक पर शांतिपूर्ण, अहिंसापूवर्क आन्दोलन करने वाले ग्रामीण, आदिवासी समाज की आवाज को दबा दिया जाता है उन्हें अपनी बात कहने का मौका ही नहीं मिलता और अब शासन एवं एनपीसीआईएल धूर्ततापूर्ण कार्यवाही कर ग्रामसभा द्वारा चुटका परियोजना के खिलाफ पारित प्रस्ताव को तोडने का प्रयास कर रही है।

संघर्ष समिति के श्री दादुलाल कुड़ापे ने कहा कि परियोजना की डी.पी.आर. अभी तक नहीं बनी  है। इसके बावजूद भूमि अधिग्रहण की कार्यवाही चलायी जा रही है, जो कि असंवैधानिक है। पुनर्वास नीति में यह प्रावधान है कि प्रभावित होने वाले व्यक्ति को परियोजना निर्माण के पूर्व पुनर्वास स्थल बताया जायेगा। उनकी सन्तुष्टी व सहमति के पश्चात ही परियोजना कार्य को आगे बढ़ाया जायेगा। परन्तु प्रभावितों को अभी तक परियोजना प्रबंधन द्वारा पुनर्वास स्थल नहीं बताया गया है। इसके बावजूद भूमि अधिग्रहण की कार्यवाही को आगे बढ़ाना अन्यायपूर्ण है।

संघर्ष समिति के श्री मनमोहन सिंह ने कहा कि परियोजना से प्रभावित होने वाले मण्डला जिले के सभी गांव संविधान की पांचवीं अनुसूची के अन्तर्गत हैं। पंचायत उपबंध (अनुसूचित क्षेत्रों पर विस्तार) अधिनियम-1996 (पेसा कानून) में विस्थापन के पूर्व ग्रामसभा की सहमति अनिवार्य है। चुटका, कुण्डा और टाटीघाट की ग्रामसभाओं ने सर्वसम्मति से इस परियोजना का विरोध कर लिखित आपत्ति लगाई है अतः यह संवैधानिक प्रावधानों और पेसा कानून का उल्लंघन है।
जन-चेतना यात्रा को मोले सिंह गुठरिया, धनराज बरकड़े, पुरन सिंह मरावी, मंगल सिंह सोयाम आदि ने भी संबोधित किया। यात्रा में लगभग चुटका, टांटीघाट, मानेगांव सहित आसपास के गांवों के लगभग 100 महिलाए एवं पुरूष सम्मिलित हुए।

शासन एवं एनपीसीआईएल की घूर्ततापूर्ण कार्यवाही
शासन एवं एनपीसीआईएल द्वारा धूर्ततापूर्ण कार्यवाही कर चुटका, टाॅटीघाट एवं कुण्डा ग्रामसभा द्वारा चुटका परियोजना के खिलाफ पारित ग्रामसभा-प्रस्तावों को तोडने का प्रयास किया जा  रहा है।

चुटका परमाणु संघर्ष समिति के नवरतन दुबे ने ने कहा कि शासन एवं एनपीसीआईएल के दलालों के माध्यम से टांटीघाट में 200 घरों की नई बस्ती बनाई जा रही है और जोर-षोर से काम चल रहा हैै। इस तरह 200 परिवारों को बसा कर सरकार ‘‘भूमि अधिग्रहण, पुनर्वास और पुनव्र्यवस्थापन कानून के तहत सार्वजनिक एवं निजी भागीदारी के लिए भूमि अधिग्रहण करने से पहले 80 प्रतिषत भू-धारकों की सहमती की अनिवार्य शर्त को पूरा करने के जुगाड में लगी है।

अब तक लगभग 150 परिवारों के लिए टांटीघाट में दलालों द्वारा चुटका परियोजना के समर्थकों के लिए झुग्गी एवं पक्के निवास का कार्य आरंभ किया जा चुका है। और संभावना है कि निकट भविष्य में परियोजना से संबंधित अन्य पंचायत क्षेत्रों में भी दलालों को बसाने की कार्यवाही की जायेगी। जिससे ग्रामसभा द्वारा पूर्व में पारित प्रस्ताव को तोडा जा सके।

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South Korea and Slovakia

18072014

South Korea important non-european investor for Slovakia

Republic of Korea is the most important non-European investor in Slovakia, said Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak after meeting the head of South Korean diplomacy Yun Byung-se in Bratislava on Thursday.
“Kia and Samsung employ nearly 10,000 of our citizens, and with them nearly 90 Korean companies have come to Slovakia. All this creates a very strong basis for interest in maintaining our co-operation. We should do everything we can to make Korean investors in Slovakia happy and successful,” added Lajcak. Bilateral trade between Korea and Slovakia reached 3.4 billion euros (4.63 billion U. S. dollars) last year.
There are more than 80 Korean companies in Slovakia, which have invested 1.2 billion euros (1.63 billion U. S. dollars) and play an important role in the economic development of the country”, stressed Yun. Media agencies





Junior Golfing talents in the fray for USHA DGC Juniors Golf Championship, 2014  

New Delhi, June 30, 2014: Post the recently conducted Usha DGC Junior Golf Training program (JTP), the last camp of which was concluded on the 20th of June 2014, Usha International presents the USHA DGC Junior Golf Championship, 2014, which is set to get underway at the lush green Delhi Golf Club. Round 1 will be played at the Lodhi course and the Peacock course on July 1, Tuesday and July 2, 2014.

The draw has seen acceptance from 103 junior golfers in all.  The event will be played in the stroke-play format over three days and 54 holes. The winner is likely to emerge on Friday, July 04, 2014.

Logjam for DU student is over

27 06 2014

Logjam for DU student is over and their efforts to get admission in various colleges will begin from Monday onwards.

UGC insisted to act on its directive, the Delhi University on Friday scrapped its controversial four-year undergraduate programme and reverted to the previous three-year structure.”In line with the directive of the UGC, the University has decided to roll back the FYUP. Consequently, the admission process shall be conducted under the scheme of courses that were in force in the academic session 2012-13 in all the colleges of the University of Delhi,” Singh said.

Delhi University today scrapped its controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) and reverted to the previous three-year structure. A statement of DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh asked the principals of various colleges of the University to start admissions for the new session. He said that DU recognizes the need of the hour and it is of paramount importance to protect the interests of the students by ensuring the start of the admission process.The decision puts an end to the uncertainty over the admission process for 2014-15 which was triggered due to the stand-off between DU and University Grants Commission over FYUP.

Over 2.7 lakh students have applied for admission to more than 54,000 seats in 64 colleges of the University. The admissions were to begin on June 24 but have been delayed due to the stalemate.

DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh faces lots of criticism from various quarters and his resignation is also sought.The entire controversy moves around the four year course in line with foreign universities but without any proper work on syllabus to put the course on firm pedestal with an option open for three year student to opt for this specialized course willing to go for further study abroad.This logjam should be seen as unpreparedness, callous approach of our  educational mentors with lack of vision and their bloating,fanciful ego with no knowledge of ground realities, However the old is gold educational spirit is to be injected to the young gennext.

 

Congress leader  Shashi Tharoor condemned the authorities for the improper handling of the tussle between DU and UGC, and making students suffer.

“Surely, the decision withdrawl of FYUP will be welcomed by a lot of students who were not happy with the four-year thing, but the manner in which this entire thing has occurred is deeply dismaying. It appears that there was very little concentration; due processes were not properly followed. The students who have done one year’s work have been left high and dry, and the ones who have been pending admissions have been twisting in the wheel from the last several days. This is no way to treat our education policy. I really think that the university has suffered, the students have suffered,” said Shashi Tharoor.

Text of the letter by Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh

The University of Delhi recognises the need of the hour. It is of paramount importance to protect the interests of the students by ensuring the start of the admission process. In line with the directive of the UGC the University has decided to roll back the FYUP. Consequently the admission process shall be conducted under the scheme of courses that were in force in the academic session 2012-13 in all the colleges of the University of Delhi. It is expected that the Principals of our colleges shall assist in devising and ensuring a speedy completion of the admission process.

 

The admissions were to begin on June 24 but have been delayed due to the stalemate.

Singh said DU recognises the need of the hour and it is of “paramount importance” to protect the interests of the students by ensuring the start of the admission process.

“It is expected that the principals of our colleges shall assist in devising and ensuring a speedy completion of the admission process,” he said.

Hours before the VC’s statement on the rollback of FYUP, DU wrote to UGC saying it was in the process of drafting a response in accordance with the “spirit of your directives” to ensure the admission process starts very soon.

It was responding to repeated directives from UGC to dump FYUP and revert to the previous three-year undergraduate programme at the earliest.

UGC had late last night sent another letter to DU asking it to roll back FYUP and immediately begin undergraduate admissions.

Meanwhile, the Principals’ Association of Delhi University today met to deliberate how to go about with the admissions.

SRCC principal P C Jain said they would meet the VC to discuss how to go forward with the admission process under the three-year undergraduate programme.

“Principals will individually put forth their issues before the VC,” he said.

On being asked about the fate of students pursuing four- year B.Tech courses, Pro-VC Sudheesh Pachauri said that “as of now the statement of the VC is our text. We do not know anything less or more”.

The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) welcomed the VC’s statement with its executive committee member Vijaya Venkataraman saying that the “democratic functioning” of the university has been upheld.

She also lauded the efforts of HRD Minister Smriti Irani and said the ministry has given an assurance that students’ interest will not be compromised.

Amit Awana, President of Delhi University Students’ Union, also hailed the decision to roll back FYUP.

“The long movement against FYUP by students has finally succeeded. Also, this will put an end to the dilemma that students had been facing since past three days regarding when the admission process will start,” he said.

Reaction from political parties were also pouring in following the rollback of the programme. CPI welcomed the scrapping of FYUP and said it was a “great victory” of teachers, students and officials of DU.

“CPI is of the view that the autonomy of the university should not be disturbed and UGC should be careful in future to not to allow this type of deviation from the nationally accepted position in higher education which causes hardship to the students,” it said.

FIFA WORLD CUP @The Italian Cultural Institue!

FIFA WORLD CUP @The Italian Cultural Institue! Schedule of matches- 23- 27 June 2014

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2014@ The Italian Cultural Institute!

MATCHES 23-27 June 2014

 

 

       

 

MATCH DATE [IST] TIME [IST]  
South Korea vs Algeria MONDAY, 23-06-2014 00:30
Australia vs Spain MONDAY, 23-06-2014 21:30 
     
Croatia vs Mexico TUESDAY,  24-06-2014 01:30
Italy vs Uruguay TUESDAY,  24-06-2014 21:30
Greece vs Ivory Coast WEDNESDAY, 25-06-2014 01:30
Nigeria vs Argentina WEDNESDAY, 25-06-2014 21:30
     
Ecuador vs France THURSDAY, 26-06-2014 01:30
United States vs Germany THURSDAY, 26-06-2014 21:30
     
Algeria vs Russia FRIDAY, 27-06-2014 01:30

 

 

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Chile win Spain – Croatia beat Cameroon-Netherlands win OZ

19 06 2014

  • Span 0

  • Chile 2
  • Chile created major upset to put defending champions  Spain 2-0 to secure their place in the World Cup second round and eliminate the holders on a memorable night at the Maracana on Wednesday.

    Chile  never beat Spain in their ten  previous meetings but always looked the more enterprising, taking the lead with a brilliantly-worked Eduardo Vargas goal after twenty  minutes and doubling their lead just before halftime when Charles Aranguiz banged in the rebound from a meek punch by keeper Iker Casillas.

     

    Spain, beaten 5-1 by the Netherlands in their opening Group B match, looked a shadow of the team that triumphed four years ago and won back-to-back European titles, with Sergio Busquets missing the best of their few chances early in the second half.

    Spain now  become the third holders in the last four tournaments to go out at the group stage following France in 2002 and Italy in 2010.

     

    Croatia beat Cameroon

    Croatia knock 10-man Cameroon out of World Cup

    Croatia knock 10-man Cameroon out of World CupMANAUS: Striker Mario Mandzukic scored two second-half goals as Croatia knocked 10-man Cameroon out of the World Cup with a 4-0 rout in Manaus on Wednesday.

    Croatia bounced back from their opening defeat to hosts Brazil to keep alive their hopes of progressing from Group A with an emphatic display.

    But Cameroon were largely the architects of their own downfall after playing the last 50 minutes with 10 men after Alexandre Song´s dismissal for a reckless punch to Mandzukic´s back.

    The Indomitable Lions seemed anything but as they imploded with full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto even trying to headbutt team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo in the dying moments following an argument.

    “I apologise for the result, it really hurts,” said Cameroon´s German coach Volker Finke.

    “We had no control on the game and I didn´t like the behaviour of my team.”We have to look forward, this team has players for the future.

    “Croatia, for their part, could have doubled their score but at least did what they needed to. Veteran striker Ivica Olic gave them a 1-0 half-time lead before his Wolfsburg team-mate Ivan Perisic added a second ahead of Mandzukic´s brace.

    The result leaves Niko Kovac´s Croatia third in the table, just one point behind joint leaders Brazil and Mexico.

    Cameroon are bottom with no points.Croatia now face Mexico in Recife on Monday for a place in the last 16.”We have to rest up well, the boys used up a lot of strength today,” said Kovac. “Then we´ll go into what is effectively a final for us and will do everything we can to progress.Croatia bounced back from their opening defeat to hosts Brazil to keep alive their hopes of progressing from Group A with an emphatic display.

    The Indomitable Lions seemed anything but as they imploded with full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto even trying to headbutt team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo in the dying moments following an argument.

    Croatia, for their part, could have doubled their score but at least did what they needed to. Veteran striker Ivica Olic gave them a 1-0 half-time lead before his Wolfsburg team-mate Ivan Perisic added a second ahead of Mandzukic’s brace.

    The result leaves Niko Kovac’s Croatia third in the table, just one point behind joint leaders Brazil and Mexico. Cameroon are bottom with no points.

    Croatia now face Mexico in Recife on Monday for a place in the last 16. Cameroon were hamstrung before kick-off when captain Samuel Eto’o lost his battle to make the starting line-up having failed to recover from a knee injury.

    Mandzukic returned for Croatia in style having missed their opening defeat to hosts Brazil through suspension, breathing life into their last 16 hopes.

    They needed just eleven minutes to take the lead as Cameroon failed to bounce back in tropical Manaus after their opening 1-0 defeat to Mexico.

     

    Netherlands win against Australia 

    Netherlands

    beat  Australia  3-2 in an incredible match

    Dutch edge past Aus 3-2 in an incredible match

    PORTO ALEGRE: Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie scored as Netherlands came from behind to beat brave Australia 3-2 at the World Cup on Wednesday.

    A second-half strike from Memphis Depay settled an electrifying Group B encounter at Porto Alegre´s Beira-Rio Stadium after a stunning Tim Cahill volley and a Mile Jedinak penalty helped the Socceroos take a 2-1 lead.

    Netherlands — who thrashed reigning champions Spain 5-1 in their opening match — are now in pole position to finish top of the group with six points from two games.

    Van Persie will miss the next game against Chile though after picking up a second yellow card. And Louis Van Gaal´s side were given an almighty fright by their fired up Australian opponents, who now face almost certain elimination.

    If Spain fail to beat Chile in Group B´s other game in Rio later Tuesday, Australia will become the first team to be eliminated from the 2014 finals. But the Australians have enhanced their reputation with a gutsy performance in their 3-1 opening defeat to Chile and the heroic display against one of football´s established nations.

    After soaking up early pressure, Bayern Munich star Robben settled Dutch nerves with a superb solo effort on 20 minutes. But Cahill equalised moments later with a stunning volley which crashed off the underside of the crossbar and into the net.

    Australia then took a shock lead nine minutes after half-time, Jedinak drilling the spot-kick after Daryl Janmaat was adjudged to have handled.

    Van Persie pounced four minutes later to make it 2-2 before Depay lashed in his 68th-minute winner for the Dutch, who were watched by Holland´s King Willem-Alexander and his wife Maxima.

    Spain were to fight for their World Cup place against the Chileans in Rio´s Maracana Stadium.

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque dropped a bombshell with his team line-up shortly before the 4pm (1900 GMT) kick-off, announcing that long-serving stalwarts Xavi and Gerard Pique had been dropped.

    Following their traumatic drubbing by the Netherlands last Friday, Spain will be eliminated if they lose.

    Brazil 2014′s scintillating show of attacking football continued with the much fancied Netherlands defeating World Cup minnows Australia 3-2 in an incredible group match to virtually book a second round berth at Porto Alegre on Wednesday.

    The way the Netherlands overran Spain the other day, it looked like the Australians would be blowned away by the Dutch in the first World Cup match between the two sides.

    But the Group B match at Estadio Beira-Rio saw none of it and fortunes fluctuated between the two sides throughout the gripping 90 minutes with the Australians producing a gutsy performance belying the expectations from them.

    Australia, the lowest FIFA ranking team among the 32 participants, refused to be cowed down by the reputation of the Dutch, who were the last edition losing finalists and who had just ripped to shreds defending champions Spain 5-1.

    Instead, the Socceroos hold their own and at one stage took the lead around the hour mark. For a moment, it looked like Australia will tear apart the form book and pre-tournament predictions by upsetting the Dutch.

    It ultimately boiled down to the difference in class between the two sides that decided the outcome of the match with the Dutch far ahead in that aspect.

    With today’s loss, their second after the 1-3 defeat at the hands of Chile, Australia are now virtually out of the tournament.

    The Dutch, on the other hand, are virtually through to the round of 16 after their 5-1 humiliation of Spain.

    Arjen Robben, who scored two goals against Spain and mesmerised the defending champions’ defence, put the Netherlands ahead in the 20th minute only to be restored parity by a stunning Tim Cahill goal next minute with perhaps the best goal of the tournament so far.

    Australia stunningly took the lead in the 54th minute with captain Mile Jedinak converting from the spot after Daryl Janmaat handled the ball inside the box.

    But within four minutes, Robin van Persie (58th) put the match on level terms with a left-footed finish after he was set in the clear by Robben inside the Australian box.

    Second half substitute Memphis Depay then ended the Australian dreams by scoring the winner in the 68th minute.

    There was nothing to separate the two sides at the end of the first half and they matched each other in every aspect, shot by shot and in ball possession.

    It was again the indefatigable Robben who put the Dutch ahead in the 20th minute by tearing apart the Australian defence with his pacy run, just like he had done against the likes of Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique of Spain.

    The 30-year-old Bayern Munich player outran two defenders after collecting the ball from the centre of the field before drilling a perfect left-footed grounder to the left of Maty Ryan’s goal.

    Robben’s strike, however, did not lead to the opening of the floodgates for his side, but on the contrary, Australia replied with a bang within less than a minute with veteran Tim Cahill equalising with a spectacular left-footed volley which left Dutch keeper Jasper Cillessen without any chance.

    The second half was even more fascinating with the two sides giving not any inch to each other.

    It was Australia who actually went ahead through a penalty kick conversion in the 54th minute.

    Oliver Bozanic, who came in as substitute in the 51st minute, made an instant impact within two minutes as his attempted cross was blocked by Janmaat’s hand and the referee pointed to the dreaded spot.

    Jedinak coolly dispatched the penalty to the goalkeeper’s right, sending him the wrong way.

    But the Dutch made a swift turnaround with van Persie scoring his third goal of the tournament in the 58th minute. Jason Davidson played van Persie onside inside the Australia box and the Manchester United striker made no mistake, slamming the ball into the roof of the net.

    20-year-old Memphis Depay then scored the winner, his first international goal for the Netherlands, in the 68th minute to send the Australians crashing out of the tournament.

    Australia will also be without Cahill in the final group match against Spain as he received his second yellow card on Wednesday.





Help us urge Congress to properly fund the immigration courts,

19 06 2014

Crisis at the border

From: “Eleanor Acer, Human Rights First” <communications@humanrightsfirst.org> Wed, 18 Jun ’14 11:28p
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Dear Naresh:
Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. Yet asylum seekers and other immigrants are often detained in jails and jail-like facilities and those who are released wait years for the backlogged immigration courts to schedule a hearing in their case.
The United States is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people crossing the Southern border–many have fled from escalating violence or persecution. This humanitarian crisis makes it more important than ever to address the delays in the immigration courts.
As we celebrate World Refugee Month this month, add your name to our petition urging Congress to properly fund the tools to manage the increase in protection requests at the border.
Last month, we visited key border points, border patrol stations, and immigration detention facilities. We met with asylum seekers apprehended and detained near the border, many without access to legal information or counsel to understand their cases.
We met one asylum seeker who was detained in jail-like conditions in a U.S. immigration detention facility after he told U.S. officials he feared persecution in his Central American country due to his sexual orientation. Most asylum seekers like him will either face continued detention in these conditions or if released will wait years for their court hearing.
That’s why Human Rights First recently released a Blueprint on How to Protect Refugees and Prevent Abuse at the Border, recommending tools both for the administration and for Congress on how to address this crisis.
We can’t do this without you. Help us urge Congress to properly fund the immigration courts, asylum office, and other measures that support appearance.  Sign the petition now!
Properly resourcing our immigration system would allow immigration courts to resolve asylum and other immigration applications in a more timely manner, and to create more flexibility to reduce costly detention and use alternatives to detention where needed. These steps can help to protect refugees and maintain the integrity of our system.
Sincerely,
Eleanor Acer
Human Rights First





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19 06 2014

Broadband misery continues: Reliance Jio and NOFN with small coverage in 2015
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19 06 2014

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40 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq

40 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq<br />
India on Wednesday said 40 Indians working for a Turkish construction company have been abducted in violence-hit Iraq’s Mosul area which has been taken over by Sunni militants.

Forty Indian construction workers have been kidnapped in the oil-rich Mosul town of strife-torn Iraq, presumably by Islamic militants but no ransom demands have yet been received.The workers, mostly from Punjab and other parts of northern India, were working on a construction project in Mosul in northern Iraq which has been captured by Sunni militant group ISIS. Reports said that the kidnapping took place while they were being evacuated yesterday.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that 40 Indian workers have been kidnapped in Mosul,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters here. He said humanitarian agencies and International Red Crescent have confirmed to India about kidnapping of the workers, employed with Tariq Nur Alhuda company, but said there no information about their location.

“We have not received any calls of any nature from anyone who have indicated about ransom or any information that they have taken these people under their control,” he said on being asked whether there has been any ransom call.

India is in touch with various humanitarian agencies, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and Iraqi government to gather more information about the kidnapping, he added. The MEA spokesman said the development has triggered a “very difficult situation” for India which is working with several partners in Iraq as well as elsewhere “to try and see what would be the best ways to take our efforts further”.

“We are trying to work with everybody on the ground who can assist us in these difficult circumstances,” he said.

Asked whether government was taking help from the US, he refused to get into operational details, saying in an evolving situation the government was not going to share such information.

The government is in touch with the 46 nurses who are stranded in Tikrit town, which was also taken over by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. In response to a request by the Indian embassy, International Red Crescent had contacted the nurses.

The government, earlier in the day, decided to send former envoy to Iraq Suresh Reddy to strengthen the Indian Mission in Baghdad. Iraq is witnessing serious strife with militants, backed by Al-Qaida, capturing various cities and marching towards Baghdad.

India clinch BangODI series

 

Binny
Medium-pacer Stuart Binny bagged six wickets as India registered an unexpected 47-runs win against Bangladesh via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-curtailed second One-day International at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Sent into bat, Indian batsmen produced a below-par performance to be bowled out for a paltry 105 runs in rain-truncated 41 overs-a-side game.But the pace combination of Binny (6-4) and Mohit Sharma (4-22) saved India from humiliation as they bundled out Bangladesh for a record 58 runs in 17.4 overs to help the visitors defend their lowest score against the hosts.

The Binny heroics came after Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed scalped five wickets for 28 runs on his debut to bowl India out for 105 in 25.3 overs.

But if India’s 105 was much less than their previous low of 191 in Port of Spain during the 2007 World Cup then Bangladesh also sank to a new low as their previous lowest against the Men in Blue was 76 in 2003 at Dhaka.

Binny, whose figures are best by any Indian bowler in ODI’s bettering Anil Kumble’s 6-12 against West Indies in 1993, was ably supported by medium pacer Mohit from the other end.

Mohit, who was the proud owner of the ‘Purple Cap’ in the recently concluded IPL for Chennai Super Kings, started the rot for Bangladesh after sending openers Tamim Iqbal for 4 and Anamul Haque for nought.

Binny soon joined forces to send innings top-scorer Mithun Ali back in the pavilion for 26 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim for 11.

The rest of the batting fell like a pack of cards as Binny and Mohit had little time to celebrate between wickets.

Earlier put into bat, the stunning Indian collapse was triggered by Taskin, who returned with figures of 5-28, making it the best debut bowling performance by a Bangladesh player. Brief Scores:

India: 105 all out in 25.3 overs (Suresh Raina 27; Taskin Ahmed 5/28).

Bangladesh: 58 all out in 17.4 overs (Mithun Ali 26; Stuart Binny 6/4, Mohit Sharma 4/22).

Teams:

India: Suresh Raina (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Akshar Patel, Parveez Rasool, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, R Vinay Kumar.

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyadh, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahaman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Sohag Gazi, Shamsur Rahaman.

World Cup results 17 June 2014

18 06 2014

 
Group H
Estadio Mineirao
Belo Horizonte
Belgium
Belgium
Algeria
Algeria
Full-time
2-1
Brazil wait for knock-out qualification, Belgium beat Algeria
BELGIUM BEAT ALGERIA 2-1 IN A STUNNING COMEBACK 

In a Group H match in Belo Horizonte, Belgium made a stunning rally to beat Algeria 2-1 with two second half goals.

Widely billed dark horse to lift the trophy, Belgium had to toil hard to erase the 0-1 deficit after Algeria had taken a surprise lead in the 25th minute against the run of play through a penalty kick conversion by Sofiane Feghouli.

Belgium, whose most of players ply trade in top European clubs, turned the match on its head with two goals in the space of 10 minutes.

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini equalised in the 70th minute through a glancing header before substitute Dries Mertens made a fierce finish with a low shot for the winning goal in the 80th minute.

17 Jun 2014 – 16:00 Local time
Group A
Estadio Castelao
Fortaleza
Brazil
Brazil
Mexico
Mexico
Full-time
0-0

Mexico stall Brazil World Cup charge in 0-0 draw

Mexico stall Brazil World Cup charge in 0-0 drawThe Mexican goalkeeper pulled off an incredible diving stop from a Neymar header and a seriesof other extraordinary saves, holding up Brazil´s march toward qualification from Group A.The 28-year-old, who has no club as his contract with French club AC Ajaccio has ended, did a lap of honour around the Fortaleza Castelao Stadium after one of the great World Cup goalkeeping performances. 

Basketball hero Kobe Bryant hailed “OCHOA!! Incredible” in a Tweet within minutes of the game ending.

“The precious draw left Mexico level with Brazil on four points from two games.While Ochoa deservedly grabbed the headlines, Brazil finished the game relieved to have earned a point.

Mexico had several late chances to score a shock upset, with Brazil grateful to their own goalkeeper Julio Cesar for keeping the match goalless.

The draw maintained Mexico´s impressive recent record against Brazil following their shock victory in the final of the London Olympics football tournament in 2012.

17 Jun 2014 – 18:00 Local time
Group H
Arena Pantanal
Cuiaba
Russia
Russia
Korea Republic
Korea Republic
Full-time
1-1

Russia, S Korea to World Cup  1-1 draw

Kerzkakhov saves Russia in World Cup return

 

Russia S Korea draw

CUIABA: Alexander Kerzhakov rescued Russia in their first World Cup finals match since 2002, scoring three minutes after coming on as substitute to salvage a 1-1 draw against South Korea on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old St Petersburg striker  is the sole survivor from the squad that appeared at the 2002 World Cup finals — was brought on after rival´s substitute Lee Keun-Ho put South Korea ahead with a 30 metre shot that Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev disastrously parried over his head into the net.

The result left both countries trailing Belgium who head the Group H table after beating Algeria 2-1 earlier.Russia, who host the 2018 finals, were looking to make an impact in their landmark return.

They owed their saved honour to Kerzhakov who scored his 26th international goal. On Akinfeev´s error Russian coach Fabio Capello said: “Just like some players can miss penalties it can happen that a keeper makes a mistake as well.

“You can accept a mistake from a great keeper like Akinfeev. Today it turned out fine.”The reaction of the players was really good,” the Italian added when asked about the Korean goal.

“That was important to me.”Korean coach Hong Myung-Bo commented: “It´s the first match and I´m satisfied.

“The last two countries to make their appearance in Brazil 2014 slowly cranked up the tempo in 77 percent humidity under the Arena Pantanal´s floodlights.

The Koreans began brightly enough, with Bayer Leverkusen´s Son Heung-Min testing Akinfeev early, his right-footed shot going high.

Seconds later the midfielder was booked unfairly by Argentine referee Nestor Pitana.

Playing all in white to Russia´s maroon and watched by a near-full stadium where the prominent colour was Brazilian yellow, the Taeguk Warriors showed technical ability without ever threatening to score.

The largely local crowd began to vent their frustration at what they perceived to be the lack of spectacle served up for their evening entertainment.

A half-hearted Mexican wave — never a good sign especially in the first half hour of a match — crept its way round the stands, as Sergei Ignashevich struck a 30 metre freekick straight into Korean keeper Jung Sung-Yong´s hands.Korean captain Koo Ja-Cheol livened things up with a low left-footed effort.

 

Then Son, who found the net 11 times for Leverkusen last season, had a real chance in front of goal but his shot sailed exuberantly over Akinfeev´s crossbar.

The Koreans had the upper hand as the tepid first half drew to a close, their midfield putting together some neat moves, with Han Kook-Young and Sunderland´s Ki Sung-Yeung proving a handful.

The teams emerged for the second period with this World Cup´s third goalless draw within 24 hours only 45 minutes away.

If Russia were to give coach Capello something to celebrate on his 68th birthday at midnight, they´d have to up their game.

And they came out fighting with two quick chances from Victor Fayzulin and skipper Vasily Berezutski.

Down at the other end, Akinfeev did well to deny Koo´s potent drive.In a bid to shake things up Korean coach Hong Myung-Bo, captain of the side that finished fourth at the 2002 World Cup, introduced prolific striker Lee for Park, and it proved a useful switch.

On 68 minutes, Lee broke the deadlock in style, charging towards the Russian box, rounding a defender to shoot right-footed. Akinfeev looked devastated after at first seeming to halt the ball but then watching in horror as it went over his head.

Russia pulled back level when Kerzhakov, after coming on for Yury Zhirkov, pounced on the ball after a goalmouth scramble to shoot home from close range.

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Cyclone Nanauk to hit Oman coast on Sunday

14 06 2014

Cyclone Nanauk to hit Oman coast on Sunday 

Tropical cyclone Nanauk is expected to hit Oman’s coast in the next few days.

Going by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center s given name of 02A, the cyclone is currently lingering in the Arabian Sea with an estimated speed of 70 to 90kmph, Arab News reported.

According to the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, by Wednesday afternoon the tropical cyclone was some 960km southeast of the Masirah Island of Oman.

It would move and intensify further in the center of Arabian Sea on June 12 and 13, said the center.

The storm, Oman’s Met Office said is expected to move northwestward and make landfall in Oman between Ras Al Hadd and Ras Madrakah on June 15. Nanauk will intensify further in the center of the Arabian Sea but it is expected to weaken before approaching the coast of Oman. With wind speed reaching 30 35 knots per hour the storm is expected to bring in 100-300mm rainfall in 24 hours all over the Sultanate, a senior Omani official said, adding the height of the sea waves may reach four meters.

The impact of cyclone is expected from Saturday to Monday. Heavy rains and high speed winds are expected to lash North and South Sharqiyah Al Wusta and Muscat governorates. The rapid intensification of the storm was expected given the conducive environment at the sea as well as in the atmosphere.





Ukraine plane shot down

14 06 2014

49 killed in east Ukraine plane downing 

LUGANSK: Pro-Russian gunmen shot down a Ukranian military transport plane Saturday in the separatist east, killing all 49 people on board in the biggest single loss of life in the two-month insurgency.

The early morning downing near the airport of the rebel stronghold city of Lugansk came a day after Ukrainian forces notched their biggest success of their deadly campaign to reunify the splintered nation by reclaiming control of a strategic southeastern industrial port.

The United States on Friday accused Russia of helping in the insurgency by sending tanks and rocket launchers to the pro-Moscow rebels, a charge denied by the Kremlin.

Closed-circuit camera footage of the downing showed a small flash flare in the sky when the large Il-76 plane was hit by what Ukrainian officials said was heavy-calibre machinegun fire. A massive second burst of light lit up the horizon when the plane apparently exploded upon hitting the ground while approaching the Lugansk airport.

“The terrorists cynically and treacherously fired with a large-calibre machinegun hitting an Ilyushin-76 of the Ukrainian air force which was carrying troops on rotation and was about to land at Lugansk airport,” the ministry said in a statement.

A spokesman for Ukraine´s self-proclaimed “anti-terrorist operation” said the plane was carrying nine crew members and 40 paratroopers. “They all died,” spokesman Vladyslav Seleznyov told AFP by telephone. The four-engine jet was also carrying military equipment.

An AFP correspondent heard heavy fighting and a series of loud explosions in the hours preceding the downing in Lugansk, a city of 400,000 lying just 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of the Russian border.

The city has been under effective rebel control since the eastern uprising began in early April, but Ukrainian forces had managed to hold on to its airport and use it to rotate troops serving in the campaign. But they have been forced to repel an increasingly frequent series of raids on the air hub by the gunmen, who had also briefly seized the main international airport in the neighbouring rebel-held city of Donetsk at the end of May.

The two-month insurgency is now known to have claimed at least 320 lives of civilians and fighters on both sides.

The United States on Friday accused Russia of sending tanks and rocket launchers to the rebels in the wake of Western-backed tycoon Petro Poroshenko´s victory in May 25 presidential elections. “We are highly concerned by new Russian efforts to support the separatists,” deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

Poroshenko had told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the tanks´ crossing into Ukraine was “unacceptable”. Russia called the tanks reports “disinformation”, but Washington backed Kiev´s claims, saying that the separatists had also obtained multiple rocket launchers from Russia among other heavy weapons and military equipment.

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned that reports of pro-Russian groups acquiring heavy weapons from Russia, including tanks, would mark a “serious escalation” of the crisis if confirmed.

Poroshenko had on Friday celebrated the “heroism” of soldiers hoisting the national flag over the strategic rebel-held port of Mariupol. He proclaimed the industrial Sea of Azov city the new temporary capital of Donetsk — an eastern rustbelt region overrun by pro-Russian gunmen for the past two months. Mariupol has wavered between rebel and Kiev control for weeks and was also the scene of pitched battles on May 9 that killed more than a dozen people.

Poroshenko´s troubles have been compounded by the threat of Ukraine being cut off from economically-vital Russian gas shipments as early as Monday morning because of a bitter price dispute.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told regional administrations and the heads of the state energy company to prepare for the consequences of a possible gas cut by implementing a plan for reduced energy use.

Ukraine receives half its gas supplies from Russia and transports 15 percent of the fuel consumed in Europe. The head of Ukraine´s state energy firm said Kiev was ready to make a $1.95-billion (1.45-billion-euro) payment demanded by Moscow by Monday if Russia settled on a price of $326 per 1,000 cubic metres of gas.

European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso meanwhile told the Russian leader he was willing to include Moscow in discussions with Kiev weeks before the EU is due to sign an association accord and free trade pact with the former Soviet state.





Media Invite New Book Launch “Kedarnath Medical Rescue Operation”

14 06 2014

Media Invite:New Book  Launch “Kedarnath Medical Rescue Operation” By Dr. Pradeep Bhardwaj & Six Sigma Healthcare Team

On

Sunday, 15TH JUNE, 2014, Time : 3 pm to 6 pm

 

VENUE : Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi

Greetings from Dr. Bhardwaj, CEO,  Six Sigma Healthcare, New Delhi (Listed India’;s TOP-10 Doctor, 5 National Award, Former Medical Suptd- Sir Gangaram Hospital, Apollo).

On the First Anniversery of Uttrakahnd Flood, We will launch our New Hindi Book- Title- “Uttrakhand – Kedarnath Medical Rescue Operations by Six Sigma Team”,  The 200 pages book is to be released on the anniversary of Uttrakhand Disaster (on  Sunday 15th June 2014, Time 4pm pm to 6pm).

The program will be followed by HIGH TEA.

Chief Guest: DR. HARSH VARDHAN, UNION MINISTER OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE

SPECIAL GUEST – SH. S.K SRIVASTAVA, IAS, CHIEF SECRETARY – GOVT. OF DELHI & BHAI BHARAT SINGH – NAJAFGARH

Guest of Honor’s: SH. PARVESH SAHIB SINGH, M.P – WEST DELHI

Special Guest:  Dr. Naresh Trehan – Chairman : Medanata,

Dr. D.S Rana – Chairman : Sir Gangaram Hosp,

Dr. M C Misra – Director : AIIMS

MAJ. GEN. S.B AKALI, DIRECTOR GENERAL, Six Sigma Healthcare

Last year we (DR. PRADEEP BHARDWAJ & TEAM ) organized “Medical Rescue Operations” at Kaidearnath / Badrinath and saved 511 people. The role of Six Sigma Team in Uttrakhand flood and cyclone (June 2013) is a milestone in the history of the nation, who put themselves in harm’s way to evacuate pilgrims in accessible pockets of Himalayan State….where crucial roads has suffered extensive damages, landslides had cut off the upper reaches and line of communication were down.

Dress Code : Smart Casual, Please bring print out of this invitation

Media Contact : Shakti Raj – 9711118189





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14 06 2014

This is difference between Modi govt and previous govt. I salute moral of our Army

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Chinese envoy rebuts Vietnamese, Philippine over South China Sea

14 06 2014

Chinese envoy rebuts Vietnamese, Philippine over South China Sea

A Chinese envoy on Friday forcefully refuted accusations made by Vietnam and the Philippines against China over the South China Sea situation, holding the two countries responsible for any disputes.
At the meeting of state parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) held here, Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, slammed Vietname and the Philippines for infringing upon Chinese territory.
Wang said that on May 2, a Chinese company’s HYSY 981 drilling rig started its drilling operation inside the contiguous zone of China’s Xisha Islands for oil and gas exploration. Vietnam sent a large number of vessels, including armed ones, to the site, illegally and forcefully disrupting the Chinese operation for over 1,400 times so far.
“What Vietnam did seriously infringed upon China’s sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction, grossly violated relevant international laws, including the UNCLOS, undermined the freedom and safety of navigation in the related waters, and damaged regional peace and stability,” said Wang, who also heads the Chinese delegation to the meeting.
In mid-May, with the connivance of the Vietnamese government, thousands of Vietnamese outlaws committed sabotage against foreign companies, including Chinese ones, in Vietnam, brutally killing four Chinese nationals, injuring over 300 others and causing heavy property losses, Wang added.
“Till now, Vietnam still has not responded to our legitimate demand,” he noted.
The envoy pointed out that lies can never eclipse truth, nor can publicity stunts provide a legal cloak for illegal actions.
“What Vietnam needs to do now is to respect China’s sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction, immediately stop all forms of disruptions of the Chinese operation and withdraw all vessels and personnel from the site, so as to ease the tension and restore tranquility on the sea as early as possible,” Wang said.
He reiterated that Xisha Islands are an inherent part of China’s territory, and are under effective jurisdiction of the Chinese government.
“There’s no dispute about them,” he said, pointing to the fact that all the successive Vietnamese governments prior to 1974 had formally acknowledged Xisha islands as part of China’s territory since ancient times.
“Now the Vietnamese government is going back on its word and making territorial claims over China’s Xisha Islands,” Wang said, noting that Vietnam is reneging on its own promises, saying one thing today and denying it tomorrow.
“Our ancestors told us, trustworthiness is of paramount importance in state-to-state relations,” he quoted.
“We would like to ask: how could Vietnam be trusted by the international community and how could Vietnam’s international commitments be taken seriously in the future?” Wang said, referring to Vietnam’s action as a violation of estoppel, a basic principle in the international law.
With regard to all the false accusations made by the Philippines against China, Wang pointed out the root cause of the disputes between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea is the Philippines’ illegal occupation of some islands and reefs belonging to China’s Nansha islands.
“The Philippines attempts to legalize its infringements and provocations by dragging China into arbitral proceedings,” he said. “The Philippines is also trying to win international sympathy and support through deception. This is what the problem is in essence.”
The ambassador noted that pursuant to the provisions of UNCLOS, the Chinese government made a declaration in 2006, excluding disputes over maritime delimitation and territorial sovereignty from compulsory dispute settlement procedures.
“As a sovereign state and a state party to UNCLOS, China has the right under international law to do this. China does not accept the arbitration initiated by the Philippines,” Wang said, stressing that China’s position based on the provisions of the international law will not change.
“China appreciates the efforts made by the majority of ASEAN countries to preserve regional peace and stability,” he said. “We will continue working with ASEAN countries to strictly act on the DOC (the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea), promote practical cooperation, enhance mutual trust and jointly uphold peace and stability in the South China Sea.”





India becomes permanent Signatory to Washington Accord

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India has become a permanent Signatory to Washington Accord, which will enable global recognition of Indian degrees in engineering and technical education. With this, India has joined a select group of 17 countries that are permanent signatories to the Accord. It is an international agreement amongst prominent nations with the charter of promoting mobility and quality assurance of engineers across international boundaries.





Rousseff says, she will not be intimidated by verbal aggression shouted by crowds

14 06 2014

 

The Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said that she will not be intimidated by verbal aggression shouted by crowds during the World Cup. On Thursday, she was the target of crude chants sung by part of the crowd who attended Brazil’s victory over Croatia in Sao Paulo. She said the chants were nothing to compare to what she had to endure in jail during military rule. She is running for re-election in October.





Taliban warns to attack polling stations

14 06 2014

 Afghanistan, Taliban has warn, it will attack all polling stations during the presidential runoff on Saturday.The insurgent group issued the warning in a statement on Thursday. Security is tight at the election commission in the capital, Kabul. Officials were preparing to send ballot boxes and voting papers to polling stations across the country. The runoff is between the candidates who finished first and second in the inconclusive vote in April. Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah was an anti-Taliban fighter when the country was under the group’s rule. Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani has international experience as a World Bank official.

The winner will succeed Hamid Karzai, who has been in office for 10 years. The election commission said Taliban disruption during the first round of voting was less severe than expected. There is security concerns  following the Taliban’s latest warning.

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Students swept away in dam release at Manali

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The 25 students from the southern IT-city of Hyderabad had been taking photographs Sunday evening at the banks of the Beas River when they were hit by the rush of water from the Larji hyropower station near the mountain resort town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh.

They had been part of a larger field trip of some 48 students spending 10 days near the mountain resort town of Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Some students at the river banks managed to scramble to safety.

“We saw a wall of water hit those who were on the banks. They fell flat and disappeared under the waves,” one student, identified only as Sumiran, told The Indian Express newspaper.

A Manali police officer, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said four bodies had been recovered Monday morning after a search resumed with the dawn. But police said the search operation was challenged by a shortage of boats and divers.

“Officials there are fearing the chances of finding survivors were slim,” said Anurag Sharma, police director general in the state of Telangana where Hyderabad is located.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh demanded the dam´s engineer be suspended while the incident is investigated.

Telangana´s government on Monday sent police officials and parents of the missing to the search site, 530 kilometers (330 miles) north of New Delhi.

Anxious friends and relatives gathered at Hyderabad´s Vigyan Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology waiting for news of the missing.

Bodies of five engineering students from Hyderabad, who were washed away in the turbulent Beas River in Mandi district along with 20 others, were recovered on Monday as Chief minister Virbhadra Singh ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and suspension of the Resident Engineer of the Larji hydropower project.

Twenty-five students, who were taking photographs on the bank of Beas, were washed away last evening when the discharge of water in the river suddenly increased due to release of water from the reservoir of 126 MW Larji hydropower project.

The rescue teams of SSB, assisted by police, Homeguard and local divers and rafters started search operations in the wee hours from Thalout to Pandoh dam. Five bodies including that of three boys and two girls have been recovered, SSB officials at Control Room at Mandi said.

“The high discharge of water and shortage of boats is causing some problem but we have list of missing persons and hope to recover the bodies. Our jawans are moving in boats and strict vigil is being maintained along the banks of Beas and NDRF teams and divers from BBMB have also reached the spot,” the officials said.

The Home Ministry has sought a report from the state on the incident. Taking serious note of the matter, the Chief minister has ordered a magisterial inquiry by Divisional commissioner, Mandi, to fix responsibility for the tragedy and suggest measure to stop recurrence of such incidents.

The Chief Minister has also ordered suspension of the Resident Engineer and a case has been registered against the staff for negligence and not forewarning the people before releasing water from the dam. The Chief Minister has left for the spot along with Power minister Sujan Singh Pathania to supervise rescue operations.

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani visited the site and Telangana Home Minister is expected to arrive in Kullu .

The discharge of water increased suddenly yesterday and caught everyone unawares as the Project authorities released the water apparently without any warning. Enraged people blocked the national highway after the incident on Sunday.

Bodies of five engineering students from Hyderabad, who were washed away in the turbulent Beas River in Mandi district along with 20 others, were recovered on Monday as Chief minister Virbhadra Singh ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and suspension of the Resident Engineer of the Larji hydropower project.





Nadal beats Djokovic to win record 9th French Open title

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Nadal beats Djokovic to win record 9th French Open title
Rafael Nadal clinched his ninth French Open and 14th career Grand Slam title on Sunday with a brutal 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over a battling Novak Djokovic.

The world number one also became the first man to win five Roland Garros crowns in succession as the 28-year-old took his record at the tournament to 66 wins against just one defeat.

His tally of 14 majors equals the mark of Pete Sampras and puts him just three behind the all-time record of Roger Federer who is almost five years older.

Defeat was cruel for world number two Djokovic, the 2012 runner-up, who still needs a French Open title to become just the eighth man to complete the career Grand Slam.

The Serb dominated the early stages of Sunday’s final, the pair’s 42nd meeting, seemingly immune to the sweltering 30-degree heat on Philippe Chatrier court.

But Nadal, playing in his 20th Grand Slam final to Djokovic’s 13th, grew stronger as the final wore on as he ended a four-match losing streak against his old rival.

The 3hr 31min duel ended on a sour note when Djokovic double-faulted on match point, shaken by a shout from the crowd.

In a tense opening to their seventh Grand Slam final meeting, the steadier Djokovic, sporting a white cap against the fierce sun, pounced to break for 5-3, after Nadal put too much zip on a forehand.

The Spaniard had two points to break back in the ninth game but two more ballooned forehands kept Djokovic, who had even served and volleyed at 0-30, in the picture.

He took the opening set when Nadal, off balance and stranded behind the baseline, went long with a slapped backhand.

It was only the second time the champion had dropped the opening set of a final in Paris — in 2005 against Mariano Puerta and in 2006 against Roger Federer.

However, he regained the advantage with a break to lead 4-2 in the second set with an inside-out forehand stretching the Serb who could only net a desperate return.

But back came Djokovic for 3-4 after a sloppy Nadal service game punctuated by an untimely second double fault.

The world number two saved a break point to go to 4-4, Nadal then held before Djokovic suffered his first serious lapse which was as sudden as it was surprising.

A wild forehand gifted Nadal two set points and the top seed converted with a merciless, crunching forehand.

Djokovic was rapidly wilting in the Paris heat as a 22-shot rally laid the foundation for a Nadal break for 2-0 in the third set, courtesy of a weary backhand volley into the net.





कैंपेन इंडिया प्रेस कांफ्रेंस 

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नई डेल्ही ७थ जून २०१४  अर्पिता बंसल फाउंडर मुस्कान के के मेमोरियल ट्रस्ट नें एक कैंपेन शुरू किया है जिसका आधार देश में सफाई रखना हैं जिसके लियेह अर्पिता बंसल रीसाइक्लिंग बैग्स डिस्ट्रीब्यूट कर रही हैं
अर्पिता बंसल एक कहना हैं हम हर सोसाइटी में जाके यह बैग्स डिस्ट्रीब्यूट करेंगे ताकि लोगो थोड़ा सफाई पे ध्यान दें, यह इतना आसान नहीं है, पर हमने एक कदम उठाया है लोगो को अवेयर करने के लियेह में यशसा करती हूँ मेरे साथ आप सब भी एक एक कदम बढ़ाएंगे हमरे देश को साफ़ सूत्रा रखने में

 

 

मुस्कान केके मेमोरियल ट्रस्ट के बारे में

मुस्कान केके मेमोरियल ट्रस्ट ने अल्प अवधि में ही रक्तदान शिविर और स्कूलों में जीवन के बारे में बताने वाली निशुल्क कक्षाओं का आयोजन किया है ताकि युवाओं का बेहतर विकास हो। अर्पिता बंसल भी जरूरतमंद गरीब परिवारों की सहायता कर रही हैं। उन्होंने कई गरीब लड़कियों और जरूरतमंद परिवारों को गोद लिया है   और उन्हें अपनी बेटी की तरह शिक्षा और प्यार देती हैं तथा उनकी देखभाल करती हैं। वे सक्रियता से बेघरों और विकलांग लोगों की भी सहायता करती हैं। सुश्री बंसल देश की सभी दूरदराज और मुश्किल वाली जगहों पर निशुल्क स्वास्थ्य और जागरूकता शिविर का आयोजन करती हैं। शिविर में निशुल्क जांच के साथ-साथ महंगी दवाइयां भी गरीबों और जरूरतमंदों को मुफ्त दी जाती हैं। वे देश भर में मीलों यात्रा करती हैं और दूरदराज के क्षेत्रों में भिन्न स्कूलों में लड़कियों को और पॉलीटेकनिक में महिलाओं को पढ़ाती हैं। वे कैंसर जैसी घातक बीमारियों के बारे में जानकारी देती हैं और समाज के झुग्गी झोपड़ी क्षेत्र में निशुल्क टीकाकरण के लिए शिविरों का आयोजन करती रहती हैं। यही नहींवे पुरुषों  महिलाओं की बराबरी के लिए भी जागरूकता फैला रही हैं और कन्या भ्रूण हत्या और दहेज प्रथा को खत्म करने के लिए भी काम कर रही हैं।

 

अर्पिता बंसल – सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता और उद्यमीअर्पिता जो कुछ भी हैं, खुद बनी हैं। वे एक सफल उद्यमी, डिजाइनर, लेखक, मॉडल, प्रकाशक और एक हीलिंग टच देने वाली सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता हैं। उन्हें कई उपलब्धियां हासिल करने का श्रेय हैं। अर्पिता का मानना है, हमेशा वही रहिए जो आप हैं। खुद को व्यक्त कीजिए, अपने आप में विश्वास रखिए, बाहर जाकर किसी सफल व्यक्तित्व की तलाश करने और फिर उसकी नकल करने की जरूरत नहीं है। यह दिलचस्प है कि एक ट्रस्ट और डिजाइन केंद्र चलाने की अर्पिता की यात्रा की अलग शुरुआत थी। परिस्थितियों ने उन्हें कारोबार की दुनिया में कदम रखने के लिए मजबूर किया था। 12 साल की अल्प आयु में अर्पिता ने एक परिपक्व, लक्ष्य उन्मुख पेशेवर की बनने का जोखिम लिया।

एमडी यूनिवर्सिटी से स्नातक की पढ़ाई पूरी करने के बाद, वर्षों के अपने अनुभव के साथ अर्पिता अब एक प्रसंसनीय पद पर पहुंच गई हैं और क्रिएटिव नेस्ट मीडिया प्राइवेट लिमिटेड में प्रबंध निदेशक हैं। यही नहीं, फिक्की लेडीज ऑर्गनाइजेश की सदस्य अर्पिता एक जानी-मानी कारोबारी महिला हैं, एक बेटी की मां, सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता और कइयों के लिए फैशन आईकॉन भी। अब 24 साल से ज्यादा के पुरस्कार प्राप्त कैरियर के साथ अर्पिता बंसल मुस्कान केके मेमोरियल ट्रस्ट की संस्थापक और क्रिएटिव नेस्ट मीडिया प्राइवेट लिमिटेड में प्रबंध निदेशक हैं (जो लक्जरी पत्रिकाओं एटलियर क्रिएटिंग फैशन, एटलियर आर्केड और एटलियर दिवा की स्वामी है)।

सही अर्थों में दूरदर्शी, अर्पिता अपनी शर्तों पर जीने वाली महिला हैं। सिर्फ उद्यमिता की भावना उन्हें नहीं पारिभाषित करती है। बल्कि समानुभूति और समाज की सेवा करने की उनकी भावना भी उनकी विशेषताओं में है। वे भिन्न गैर सरकारी संगठनों और समाज कल्याण संस्थाओं जैसी मैत्री छाया, क्राई केयर और यूनिसेफ से जुड़ी रही हैं।        

कारोबार, लक्जरी और जीवनशैली के क्षेत्र में उनकी सभी उपलब्धियों के लिए अर्पिता को आधी आबादी वीमेन अचीवर्स अवार्ड्स 2011 के बिजनेस श्रेणी में अचीवर्स अवार्ड, विस्व महिला परिवार द्वारा पत्रकारिता और महिला उद्यमिता के लिए महिला रत्न का सम्मान मिल चुका है। इंडियन फेडरेशन फॉर फैशन डिजाइन (आईएफएफडी) की ओर से इंडिया फैशन समिट अवार्ड 12 में फैशन के क्षेत्र में उनका आईडिया – एटलियर बेस्ट फैशन कवरेज का खिताब जीत चुका है। दिल्ली में उन्हें भारत के शिखर के लोगों के साथ सम्मानित किया जा चुका है। लास वेगास में उन्हें पावर ब्रांड्स अचीवर्स अवार्ड से भी सम्मानित किया जा चुका है। हाल में, गैर सरकारी संगठन भारत निर्माण ने उन्हें समाज सेवा के लिए महत्त्वपूर्ण पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया है। सामाजिक कार्यों के क्षेत्र में उनकी एक और बड़ी उपलब्धि यह है कि उन्हें रोटरी वोकेशनल क्लब ऑफ मेरठ ने भी सम्मानित किया है। 





Militants attacked Karachi airport

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TTP claims Karachi airport attack, 20 killed
Twnety three persons, including 10 terrorists, were killed when heavily armed militants attacked the Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan’s commercial hub Karachi even as fresh firing was heard early Monday, hours after security forces declared an end to the assault.

At least 23 persons, including 10 terrorists, were killed when heavily armed militants attacked the Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan’s commercial hub Karachi even as fresh firing was heard early Monday, hours after security forces declared an end to the assault.Around 10 to 12 men armed with explosives and ammunition dressed in airport security personnel uniforms entered the Fokker building at the old airport terminal late last night, police said.

 Pakistan’s military on Monday declared an end to an all-night offensive to quell a Taliban siege of Karachi airport that left 20 people including security personnel dead.

10 terrorists were killed in the joint operation by law enforcement agencies.

“The attack is over and we have cleared the area of all militants and we will hand over the airport to the Civil Aviation Authority at 12:00 pm (0700 GMT),” a spokesman for the paramilitary Rangers Sibtain Rizvi, told reporters after nearly 12 hours of fighting.

The attack at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi began just before midnight Sunday and raged until dawn, when the military said that all 10 attackers had been killed after they had stormed two areas equipped with suicide vests, grenades and rocket launchers.

But after authorities initially declared the area cleared, a reporter witnessed fresh gunfire break out inside the airport — where explosions and fires had erupted during the night — prompting security forces to relaunch the operation.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group said the attack was in revenge for its late leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike in November.

TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid also dismissed the Pakistani government´s recent offer of a new round of peace talks as a ruse, and promised more attacks to come.

“Pakistan used peace talks as a tool of war,” he told. “We have yet to take revenge for the deaths of hundreds of innocent tribal women and children in Pakistani air strikes.

“It´s just the beginning, we have taken revenge for one (Mehsud), we have to take revenge for hundreds.” Talks to end the TTP´s bloody seven-year insurgency in Pakistan have been underway since February, with little clear progress made so far.

The gun battle was over inside the old airport near the hangers and workshop as military and other security personnel tried to clear up the runaway and surrounding area from the terrorists.

Plumes of smoke and fire could be seen inside the old airport and a few loud explosions were also heard near the workshop and hanger area. A spokesman of the Inter Services Pubic Relations confirmed that army units had been called from the nearby Malir cantonment base and said so far three terrorists had been killed in the gun battle while one blew himself up.

Security forces had cleared up one side of the old airport after killing the terrorists but there was still resistance and heavy gunfire coming from another direction near a workshop, Sindh police spokesman said.

“They are 11 dead bodies inside right now including one police official and some ASF jawans but three terrorists have been killed while one blew himself up as we corned him,” the spokesman, Imran Shaukat told reporters.

He denied that the terrorists had succeeded in blowing up or damaging the aircraft on the runaway. “No aircraft has been hit or damaged although the terrorists are carrying RPG rockets. The explosion and fire is because some oil tankers caught fire on the runaway,” he said.

A spokesman for the paramilitary rangers also confirmed that four terrorists had been killed and said seven more were suspected to be hiding inside a hanger building. He said all passengers and airport staff had been moved to safe places and the aircrafts secured with security personnel securing them from terrorist attacks.

But a source in the Civil Aviation Authority said that the number of casualties could be high as several civilians had been killed or injured when the terrorists entered the airport terminal building.

All flight operations at Jinnah Terminal have been suspended and all routes to the airport have been sealed.

The attack came days after a peace process between the Tehreek-e-Taliban broke down and a ceasefire announced by the TTP was called off.

Since then than there has also been a major break in the TTP with the powerful Mehsud group announcing their separation from the militant outfit led by Maulana Fazlullah. The Mehsud group commanders had warned of resuming attacks against the government and security personnel and installations.

Immediately after the daring attack all flight operations were suspended from the Jinnah international airport with flights not taking off and those scheduled to land in Karachi were diverted to Nawabshah and Quetta or turned back to their original destinations.

Police sources said that the heavily armed terrorists dressed in ASF uniforms forced their way into the old terminal building from two gates and caught the security personnel on duty unaware.

Security forces including Military troops, ASF and police commandos surrounded a hanger and workshop near the old terminal where the terrorists took control after entering the runaway from the old terminal building.





President addresses Joint Sitting of Parliament;

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President addresses Joint Sitting of Parliament; promises policies to push growth, create jobs

President addresses Joint Sitting of Parliament; promises policies to push growth, create jobs<br />
Addressing the first joint sitting of Parliament after the recent Lok Sabha elections, President Pranab Mukherjee said the Narendra Modi government will initiate a series of social, healthcare and infrastructure programmes while asserting that there will be ‘zero tolerance’ towards terrorism and extremism, besides violence against women.

He said the government will revive ‘Brand India’, riding on its strengths of five ‘T’s — tradition, talent, tourism, trade and technology — and will pursue foreign policy on the basis of “enlightened nationalism” and mutually beneficial relationships.”The people of India have given a clear mandate. They want to see a vibrant, dynamic and prosperous India. They want to see a resurgent India regaining the admiration and respect of the international community,” Mukherjee said in his 55-minute address.

“Brimming with hope and expectation, they want quick results. With three ‘D’s of democracy, demography and demand on our side, … we must rise to the occasion to fulfill these great expectations. In 60 months from now, we should be able to say with confidence and pride that we have done it,” he said.

Noting that the country is passing through an “extremely difficult phase” on the economic front, the President said that GDP growth has been less than five per cent, tax collection has declined and inflation continues to be at an “unacceptable” level.

“Thus, putting the Indian economy back on track is paramount for my government. We will work together to usher our economy into high growth path, rein in inflation, reignite the investment cycle, accelerate job creation and restore the confidence of the domestic as well as international community in our economy,” he said.

In this context, he said the government will create a policy environment which is “predictable, transparent and fair”.

The government will embark on rationalization and simplification of the tax regime to make it “non-adversarial and conducive to investment, enterprise and growth,” the President said.

Observing that the government will make every effort to introduce GST while addressing the concerns of the states, he said “reforms will be undertaken to enhance the ease of doing business.”

“My government will follow a policy of encouraging investments, including through FDI, which will be allowed in sectors that help create jobs and assets,” Mukherjee said.

Government will also strategically promote labour- intensive manufacturing and expand job opportunities by promoting tourism and agro-based industries, he said, adding that employment exchanges would be transformed into Career Centres connecting youth with job opportunities through the use of technology, counselling and training.

Government will set up world class investment and industrial regions, particularly along the Dedicated Freight Corridors and Industrial Corridors spanning the country while encouraging domestic industry to innovate and collaborate internationally, he said.

“It will strive to move towards a single-window system of clearances both at the Centre and at the states through a hub-and-spoke model,” the President said.

To strengthen India’s global trade share, procedures will be simplified and trade infrastructure strengthened to reduce transaction time and costs. Besides, export potential of small-scale and handicraft sectors will be encouraged, he said.

Terming the “lack of robust infrastructure” as a major impediment, he said government will chalk out an ambitious infrastructure development programme over the next 10 years.

“A fast-track, investment friendly and predictable PPP (public private partnership) mechanism will be put up in place,” Mukherjee said, adding that a Diamond Quadrilateral project of high-speed trains will be launched and a network of freight corridors with specialised ‘agri-rail networks’ for perishable agricultural projects created.





India prime minister releases book on how to return the country to success

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June 8, 2014 / NEW DELHI

Two weeks after becoming India’s prime minister, Shri Narendra Modi today launched the book Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda for Reform at 7 Race Course Road.

 

Edited by Bibek Debroy, Ashley J. Tellis, and Reece Trevor, Getting India Back on Track (published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Random House India) contains analyses and prescriptions from some of India’s most accomplished scholars on how to return the country to a path of high, sustained growth and international success.

Speaking to reporters and a small number of invited guests, the prime minister welcomed what he called “the input of intellectual think tanks” like Carnegie and said that policymaking should incorporate input from think tanks to help generate better policy frameworks.

Arun Jaitley, minister for finance, corporate affairs, and defense, said: “I am going to read every part of this book. It will help us to do our job better. The book is well-timed and the title is apt.”

The book’s foreword is written by Ratan N. Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts, who is a member of Carnegie’s board of trustees. Many of the book’s contributors attended today’s event, including Carnegie Board Member Sunil Mittal, chairman and group CEO of Bharti Enterprises.

“The election of Narendra Modi shows the importance of getting India back to the high growth levels we enjoyed at the beginning of this century,” Mittal said. “This book is a unique collection of ideas for how to do that from some of India’s foremost experts.”

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a 100-year-old, nonpartisan think tank with research centers in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Moscow, and Washington. Its mission is to advance the cause of peace through analysis, development of fresh policy ideas, and direct engagement with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society. It plans to open a New Delhi center in the near future.

“India is a very important power in the world and an increasingly influential player on the global stage,” said Carnegie President Jessica T. Mathews, who attended today’s event. “I am delighted and honored that Prime Minister Modi agreed to launch this book. We are looking forward to opening a Carnegie center in New Delhi soon so that we can contribute our scholars’ ideas and analysis to India’s rich intellectual landscape.”

To learn more about the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, click here. To see a photo from today’s event, click here.

Press Contact: Clara Hogan | +1 202 939 2233 | chogan@ceip.org





RBI allows foreign investors to invest on repatriation basis

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Dear All,

 

 

 

 

The Reserve Bank of India has decided to allow foreign investors such as registered Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs) deemed as registered Foreign Portfolio investors, registered Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs), long term investors registered with SEBI – Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), Multilateral Agencies, Pension/ Insurance/ Endowment Funds, foreign Central Banks to invest on repatriation basis, in non-convertible/redeemable preference shares or debentures issued by an Indian company and listed on recognized stock exchanges in India. The investment will be within the overall limit of USD 51 billion earmarked for corporate debt. Further, non-resident Indians (NRIs) may also invest, both on repatriation and non-repatriation basis, in non-convertible/redeemable preference shares or debentures.

Warm regards,

Dr. S P Sharma

Chief Economist





Rockstar Weds Girl Next Door

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Can Abhi & Pragya cast aside their differences
and live happily ever after …?

 

 

On Zee TV’s primetime show Kumkum Bhagya, viewers are all set for some intense drama that will lead up to the rather unlikely marriage of a rockstar and a shy, serious girl-next door! The flamboyant Rockstar Abhi (Shabir Ahluwalia) and the simple, down-to-earth Pragya (Sriti Jha) have crossed paths a number of times and the exchanges have been far from pleasant or cordial …The two have clearly taken an intense dislike towards each other. At every juncture, they’ve vowed never to see each other’s face again, but little do they realize that destiny has other plans in store for them!

 

Abhi’s sister Aaliya (Shikha Singh) mistakes Pragya as the girlfriend of her crush Purab (Arjit Taneja) and forces Abhi to marry Pragya so she can have Purab to herself. Add to that, the fact that Abhi’s daadi (Daljit Kaur) is impressed with Pragya’s loving and warm persona and wants Abhi to marry her –  For the sake of his daadi and his sister, Abhi will send a marriage proposal for Pragya. On the other hand,  Pragya will be disillusioned after realizing that Suresh (Faisal Rashid), with whom she was about to tie the knot, is still in love with her younger sister Bulbul (Mrunal Thakur). Seeing her mother all tensed for her marriage, Pragya will feel pressurized into accepting Rockstar Abhi’s proposal. Little does she know that Abhi wants to marry her with an agenda of his own! In a bid to make their loved ones happy, both Abhi & Pragya are all set to marry someone starkly different from themselves in terms of personality! The much awaited Abhi-Pragya wedding will take place in a special shaadi episode on 18th June.

 

Talking about the upcoming wedding sequence, Sriti says “The upcoming wedding sequence will highlight the complexities of human emotions. Unaware of Abhi’s plan, Pragya will enter a marriage in which there is no love and affection but only indifference. How she survives this marriage, what will transpire between her and Abhi will be interesting for the viewers to look out for”.

 

On his on screen wedding, Shabbir says “Looks like it’s going to be a wedding where everyone is in a celebratory mood apart from the bride & groom, who are marrying just for the sake of their families.  Amidst lots of misgivings, hidden agendas & heartbreak, it will be interesting to see how two people with distinctly different mindsets & approach towards life will learn to live together!”

 

What will become of a wedding based on anything but love? Will two starkly opposite people with several misgivings about each other be able to even co-exist peacefully as man and wife? The much awaited Abhi Pragya shaadi will take place in a special shaadi episode on 18th June … For the drama that follows, stay tuned to Kumkum Bhagya at 9 PM, every Monday to Friday, only on Zee TV

 





24 Engineers Students +1 Drown in Beas Big Tragedy Excl

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Ravinder Singh

To Ajit Jhaamitabhth@yahoo.comAnand Ganesh and 355 More…

Today at 6:23 PM

24 Engineers Students +1 Drown in Beas Big Tragedy Excl
June09, 2014 

It is unfortunate no one Blames Final Year Engineering students for
going in the Beas River and Engineers of Larji Hydro Projects are
suspended. Instead of visiting Bhakra Dam or Nathpa Jakhari Dams
Engineers from Hyderabad proffered to go in to Beas River.

All rivers in Himalayas carry a lot of water from around May End till
End of Monsoon. This the best time for Hydro Power generation as snow
melt is Clean Water and generators run at full power.

1. They were travelling 3000 Km already passed through scores of
forests and rivers and it is not advisable to stop and go into Fast
Flowing Rivers and Forests.

2. It is unbelievable none of the Engineering Student – 26 who didn’t
went in to the river was recording the Mishap.

At this time all rivers are getting just enough water to run Hydro
Power Stations at nearly full available power – particularly the run
of the river type Hydro Projects.

This WIPO inventor had found that all Run Of River projects around
project site are operating at full power on 8-06-2014, examples – 540
MW, 300 MW, 231 MW Chamera I, II and III HEPs average generation was
537 MW, 307 MW, 231 MW respectively, Salal HEP 690 MW operated at 663
MW, Dulhasti 390 MW HEP operated at 392 MW, Baglihar HEP 450 MW
operated at 438 MW, 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri HEP on Sutlej Basin operated
at 1572 MW and 206 MW Rampur HEP operated at 213 MW. Dehar 990 MW HEP
diverting Beas Waters to Satluj Basin also produced 590 MW average
power when one unit of 165 MW was taken out for Annual Maintenance.

3. From the evidence above it clear Hydro Power Generators Operated at
full power in Himachal Pradesh, it is unbelievable Largi Project
consisting of three units was not generating any power and suddenly
Switched to full power.

Going by the Video Coverage of many channels it is clear ‘There Was No
Picnic Spot’ where students went in to Beas River.

Scores of Dams are REAL PICNIC CUM EDUCATION Spots which probably they
didn’t go.

Sorry for this AVOIDABLE TRAGEDY.

Ravinder Singh, National General Secretary.
Sabka Bharat Mission 2019
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi -110016
Ph: 9650421857, 9718280435
Sabkabharatmission2019@gmail.com





Didi’s Singing Lessons to Sanju Baba on Gangs of Hasseepur

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Viewers are in for a rollercaster ride of comedy as the upcoming episode of  Zee TV’s Gangs of Hasseepur features Lata Didi (played by former Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contestant Sugandha) and Sanju Baba (played by Sanket Bhosale) in a hilarious parody wherein the legendary singer attempts to teach everybody’s favorite Munnabhai how to sing.

This comedy of errors will have Sanju baba challenging Lata didi to sing something hep and contemporary and she breaks into a rap version of some of her timeless classics, grooving away like a hip hopper in her typical starched white saree avatar … Sanju baba then makes the strangest request for her to sing a ‘maa bete ka ek romantic item song’ and lata didi actually humors his request. The highlight of the act is the moment where lata didi closes her eyes for riyaaz and sanju baba, taking her instructions for singing  “thoda neeche se” literally, goes flat against the carpet and sings… he even climbs on top the couch when she says “thoda aur upar se”

For all this madness and more, stay tuned to Gangs of Hasseepur every Saturday and Sunday at 8 PM only on Zee TV.





Hindu Rashtra Sena has 4000 members in Pune alone. Ex – top cops ignore warnings against it

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Hindu Rashtra Sena has 4000 members in Pune alone. Ex – top cops ignore warnings against it

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Hindu Rashtra Sena has 4,000 members in Pune district 

Pune, June 07, 2014: Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) chief Dhananjay Desai has a following of nearly 4,000 youths across Pune district, police sources say.

“Desai has managed to attract these youths, most of whom are aged between 19 and 24, through his provocative speeches,” an officer from the crime branch said. “He is accompanied by these youths wherever he goes. Nowadays, he has started moving around in a convoy of vehicles with his supporters.”

The officer said the number of Desai’s supporters is far bigger than that of any criminal gang in the city. “Most of his supporters are jobless and come from a financially weak background,” he said.

Desai has a support base in different parts of the city, including Kothrud, Warje Malwadi, Hinjewadi, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Yerawada and Hadapsar. Several of his followers are from district areas such as Loni Kalbhor and Urali Kanchan.

Police sources say Desai shifted from Mumbai to the outskirts of Pune a few years ago. “To tend to his supporters, many of whom are from economically weaker backgrounds, Desai brokers settlements in disputes mainly related to land and other properties,” a senior police officer from the Pune crime branch said.

Desai has 22 cases registered against him in Mumbai and Pune. While three of the cases are related to dacoity and possession of arms, nearly all the rest pertain to hate speeches made by him.

The HRS chief is in the custody of the Loni Kalbhor police till Saturday for distributing pamphlets carrying objectionable content. “Once he gets bail, we plan to take preventive action against him. We will also question him in the Hadapsar murder case,” the crime branch officer said.

Meanwhile, senior crime branch officials on Friday were busy collecting information about the HRS and Desai. Officials from various police stations in the city were summoned to the crime branch to provide details about the HRS. “We are collecting evidence so that we can at least begin the proceedings to impose a ban on the HRS,” the officer said.

 

Former top cops ignored warnings

Pune, June 07, 2014: The Pune police ignored warnings against radical Hindu outfits taking root in the city, said former inspector general of police S M Mushrif on Friday.

Mushrif told TOI that in letters to two successive city police commissioners, Meeran Borwankar and Gulabrao Pol, he had cautioned them about activities of these outfits, which included training camps for their cadre. He had said these outfits would pose a serious problem if they were left unchecked.

“Fundamentalist elements in the city have eventually grown stronger and are powerful enough to brazenly conduct violent activities,” Mushrif said on Friday.

“Some fundamentalist organizations and their heads, who are masterminds in various blast cases, are in Pune. I had reported to the city’s police commissioners that training camps are being conducted in the city to train people to carry out violent activities. This is happening since 2000 and late Hemant Karkare, who was detecting the Malegaon blast case, had corroborated my claims with facts,” he said.

Mushrif said the state government and the police have turned a blind eye to terror activities of right wing groups in Pune. In his letters, he had listed these outfits to the top cops. “They (the state and police) are showing ignorance (about the existence of these elements) or they are incapable of handling these elements,” he said, adding that the city’s social fabric was being destroyed.

When contacted, former city police commissioner Gulabrao Pol said he did not wish to comment on the matter. Meeran Borwankar said, “I don’t recollect any specific element he had pointed at. But whenever there were communal incidents, we had taken strict action. There are various sources of intelligence information and we have taken strict action.”

Mushrif said those who claim Pune is peaceful and there is no place for anti-social activities are actually trying to cover-up right wing activities.

This failure to act against them has only emboldened these groups, said national secretary of Rashtra Seva Dal, Ashwini Satav-Doke. She said, “These acts of violence were pre-planned. Without planning it is not possible to conduct attacks on specific spots and community members. Police have failed to nab Narendra Dabholkar’s killers and now Mohsin’s killing shows failure of the state to control anti-social elements.”

Writer scholar Anvar Rajan said, “With recent political developments these groups in Pune and Maharashtra are feeling empowered and feel that they will be protected.”

S M alias Raja Dixit who heads Interdisciplinary School (Humanities and Social Sciences) in University of Pune said, “We are becoming insensitive to the extent that killing of an innocent youth does not create any rage. We have amalgamation of feudal and fascist elements in our society. These elements have blocked process of democratization. Intolerance in this city and society stands as a major challenge before us,” he said.

- toi





ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI NEW DELHI – INCONTRI IN BIBLIOTECA

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI NEW DELHI  – INCONTRI IN BIBLIOTECA

Nuovo cinema Italiano/ New Italian Cinema: Opere Prime/Debut Films: 2008-2013

7 maggio/May – 30 luglio/July 2014

Tutti i mercoledì / Every Wednesday @ 18.30

THIS WEDNESDAY 11TH JUNE 2014 AT 6.30 P.M.

 

Mercoledì / Wednesday 11 Giugno / June

La Kryptonite nella borsa / Kryptonite! 

Commedia / Comedy 

2011, 98 min.

Regista / Director: Ivan Cotroneo

 

Cast: Valeria Golino, Cristiana Capotondi, Luca Zingaretti

Napoli, anni 70. Peppino è un bambino di 9 anni che, a causa di una grave crisi coniugale dei suoi genitori, si troverà a passare il suo tempo libero in compagnia degli zii ventenni Titina e Salvatore. Infatti, mentre sua madre è chiusa in un silenzio incomprensibile e suo padre cerca di distrarlo regalandogli pulcini da trattare come animali da compagnia, Titina e Salvatore non esitano a far entrare Peppino nel loro folle e colorato mondo fatto di balli di piazza, feste negli scantinati e collettivi femminili. / Peppino is 9 years old, comes from a large and fairly chaotic family where his mum has shut herself away in an incomprehensible silence and his father tries to distract him by giving him little chicks as pets. Peppino divides his days between the crazy and colorful world of his young aunt and uncle Titina and Salvatore.

 

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For more information about the activities of Italian Cultural Centre, please visit  www.iicnewdelhi.esteri.it

 

Regards,

Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
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(Entry from Nyaya Marg)
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi -110 021
Phone: 0091- 11- 26871901/03/04 Ext. 209
Fax: 0091- 11- 26871902

www.iicnewdelhi.esteri.it





‘Nagrik Abhinandan’ of Acharya Shree Mahashraman at Talkatora

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‘Nagrik Abhinandan’ of Acharya Shree Mahashraman at Talkatora (8th june 2014) & Press Conference PR which are held on Pusa Road, Karol Bagh (7th June 2014) and this Press Conference organized by Mass Media Entertainment. 

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Mass Media Entertainment
0120-4260570





Boletín de Noticias de Nueva Tribuna

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Boletín de Noticias de Nueva Tribuna [09/06/2014]

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Boletín informativo. Lunes 9 de Junio 2014.
Economía
CONTESTA CARLOS CRUZADO | PRESIDENTE DE GESTHA
¿Quiénes son los actores principales que operan en los paraísos fiscales?Los Técnicos del Ministerio de Hacienda instan al Ejecutivo a promover un acuerdo en el seno de la OCDE para la obtención automática de información de carácter mercantil o tributario de las personas y empresas que operan o son titulares de bienes o derechos en estos territorios off-shore.
Laboral
Creación de empleo y modernización de la negociación colectivaPor Bruno Estrada López | Los países con mayor productividad son aquellos en los cuales los derechos de participación de los trabajadores en la gestión de las empresas capitalistas son mayores.
SEIS MILLONES DE DESEMPLEADOS
CCOO denuncia que el plan de crecimiento aprobado por el Gobierno ignora el desempleoEl sindicato considera que estamos ante un plan sin recursos nuevos, que no contempla medidas para combatir el desempleo de larga duración.
INDEPENDIENTEMENTE DE DONDE SE OPERE
IU-ICV reclama un plan nacional sobre empresas y derechos humanosEl plan debería ser vinculante para todas las compañías españolas independientemente del país donde operen, de modo que todas ellas “cumplan el mismo estándar de derechos humanos que es aplicable” en España.
· Manuel Zaguirre: Datos muy positivos de precariedad y explotación laboral en España 
Están locos de contentos. La única cosa que le faltaba a la “recuperación de la economía” y a la “salida de la crisis”…
Unión Europea
EUROPA 3.0, 90 MIRADAS DESDE ESPAÑA A LA UE
Inmigración y asilo en la Unión EuropeaPor Juan Fernando López Aguilar | El gran desafío europeo es darle una oportunidad verdadera a la inmigración legal…
Política
ENTRE DURANGO Y PAMPLONA
Decenas de miles de personas se unen en una cadena humana a favor del derecho a decidirMiembros del PNV a título personal, junto con representantes de EH Bildu, Podemos, EB y de sindicatos como ELA, LAB se han sumado a la marcha.
AÚN NO HA TOMADO LA DECISIÓN
Duran medita no repetir como candidato de CiU en las generalesLa dirigente de UDC y vicepresidenta de la Generalitat, Joana Ortega, asegura que Durán Llieda medita medita dejar todos sus cargos de cara a la próxima legislatura española.
· Antón Saracibar: El PSOE en la encrucijada 
Las elecciones europeas del 25 de mayo han confirmado el hartazgo de la mayoría de los ciudadanos…
· Eduardo Sotillos: La delgada línea roja 
Los políticos no son una “casta”, pero tienen que hacer un esfuerzo constante para no favorecer demagogias…
· Juan Antonio Molina: Las abdicaciones 
La abdicación del monarca es un intento de que sigan vigentes todas las anteriores abdicaciones…
Medio Ambiente
EN ESPAÑA, BRUSELAS Y CIADI
Los recortes a las renovables, pendientes de varios frentes judiciales Los recortes a la retribución de las energías renovables aplicados por el Gobierno obligarán a los abogados del Estado a batallar en varios frentes jurídicos.
Al grano | Rafa Maltés
Los hermosos árboles de MadridPor Eduardo Mangada | Esta primavera nos ha llenado de gozo al contemplar cómo los árboles de nuestra ciudad…
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Adobe appoints Paul Robson to lead Asia Pacific

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Adobe has appointed Paul Robson as President of the company’s Asia Pacific operations, replacing Craig Tegel, who is leaving the company July 1after a stellar career spanning seventeen years in Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and Japan. Robson will report to Matt Thompson, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations.

“Adobe’s business has transformed over the last four years and our Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud businesses are now world-leading,” said Thompson. “Our customers have responded with enthusiasm to our vision, and Craig has led extensive growth for Adobe in Asia Pacific.  I thank him for his incredible contribution.

“Paul Robson has commenced in his new role leading Asia Pacific effective immediately. Craig will work to ensure a smooth transition for Paul, a dynamic leader with a strong track record of leading business transformation at both an operational and executive level. I’m confident our business in Asia Pacific will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

“I’m excited to lead Adobe’s business in Asia Pacific,” said Robson. “This is a vibrant, diverse and rewarding region and I’m looking forward to working with our customers as they embark on their own journeys of digital transformation with Adobe.”

Robson will continue to be based in Adobe’s Sydney headquarters, but will travel frequently to oversee Adobe’s operations in Australasia, Southeast Asia, Korea, India and Greater China.

Robson joined Adobe in November 2012 as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Since May 2013 Robson has led Adobe’s enterprise sales function across Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Korea.

Before joining Adobe, Robson was the Vice President and General Manager for HP’s Networking Division across Asia Pacific and Japan. At a non-executive level, Robson is a board member of Tresillian, the Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Babies, which is involved in the delivery of child and family healthcare.

 

About Adobe Systems Incorporated: Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com/au.For updates and news about Adobe Australia, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook at AdobeANZ and AdobeStudentsANZ

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Bhawana Suri

Ridhima Dilawari leads at the End of Day 2 of USHA NORTHERN INDIA LADIES & JUNIOR GIRLS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Ridhima Dilawari leads at the End of Day 2 of USHA NORTHERN INDIA LADIES & JUNIOR GIRLS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

 

Replaces Day 1 Leader Gurbani Singh to card a one over 73 at the end of round 2

New Delhi, May 07, 2014: Despite three bogeys, Ridhima Dilawari sinking two birdies on the back nine led her to lead at the end of round two with a card of one over 73 replacing round 1 leader Gurbani Singh. Ridhima Dilawari is currently placed at 4thposition in the Order of Merit list of the Indian Golf Union (IGU) Ladies Tour. Astha Madan retained her round 1 second position to trail behind Ridhima by two strokes, with a score of three over 75. Her inadequate performance on the day with a total of four birdies, four bogeys  and one triple bogey riveted her fate to score a total of 147, the same as Ridhima’s, at the end of round 2.

At the end of Day 1, Ridhima Dilawari and Vidushi Sinha shared a joint third position after returning a card of 2 over 74, trailing behind Gurbani and Aditi. Gurbani Singh had a bad play today falling to the third position with just 2 birdies, 4 bogies and 1 double bogey to end at four over 76.  Ridhima, Aditi and Gubani finishing with the same total score of 147 at the end of round two, the finals tomorrow surely promises to be cut-throat competitive.

Winner of last year’s Usha Northern Indian Ladies and Amateur Golf Championship, Gaurika Bishnoi had the only sub-par round of the day carding a three under 69 to lie at fourth position with a total round 1 and round 2 combined score of 150. She registered the best play for Day 2 by stitching a string of 6 birdies and just 3 bogeys.

Other notable names in the top 10 included Sifat Alag, Sehar Atwal and Tvesa Malik (152), Dolma Rawat (153), lying at joint fifth and sixth position respectively.

ABOUT USHA INTERNATIONAL

 

Usha International Limited is a trusted house hold consumer durables company with a turnover well over Rs. 2000 crores today.The company is a major supporter of Indian golf and is proud of its long-term association with the sport, covering the entire spectrum of the game. Usha has been associated with ladies golf for over 25 years, and is now the nationwide sponsor of the entire Indian Golf Union (IGU) Ladies Tour. In addition, Usha is committed to supporting golf at the juniors level, sponsoring IGU Junior tournaments in Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, and is closely associated with the Junior Training Program (JTP) at the Delhi Golf Club.

Media Contact: Soham Majumdar (9560548866)

Countdown to Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bangalore 2014 begins

 

 

In excess of 25000 registrations received till date

 

 

                                         Bangalore, May 6, 2014

 

Procam International, promoters of the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bangalore 2014, today announced that the total registrations received for the upcoming run had crossed a phenomenal 25000, crossing last year’s count by around 3000 registrations. A superfast elite athlete field to challenge existing course records, new initiatives for the year and details on the Get Active Expo for the TCS World 10K were among the significant announcements made in a Meet & Greet Session at the ITC Windsor, Bengaluru, the Official Host Hotel, on Tuesday.

 

The occasion was also used by the promoters to declare its preparedness to present an improved seventh edition of the World’s Premier 10K run that presents itself as a classical synthesis of track & field and road running and offers many of the world’s fastest track athletes and their road-running counterparts an opportunity to come together and vie for glory. The seventh edition of the unique run will be flagged off from Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday, May 18 2014.

 

Present on the occasion Mr. Nagaraj Ijari, Vice President & Global Head of Hi-tech & Professional Services Business Segment, Tata Consultancy Services,Mr. Virendra Razdan  , General Manager, ITC Windsor,  Mr. Vivek Jawali, Chairman of Cardiac Fortis,Mr. Sandeep Juneja,  Vice President Commercial, DHL, Ms. Rashmi Sharma, Cluster Head, Radio Mirchi Bangalore,  Mr Murray Culshaw, Founder Chairman Bangalore Cares, Mr. Chandrashekhar Rai, Secretary Karnataka Athletic Association, Ms.Reeth Abhraham,International Athlete Mr. P.N. Sankaran, Director Operations, Procam International and Mr. Vivek B Singh, Jt. Managing Director, Procam International.

 

 

Commenting on the preparations for the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bangalore 2014, Nagaraj Ijari, Vice-President & Global Head Hi-Tech & Professional Services Business Segment, TCS,“Today we stand on the threshold of yet another edition of the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2014, an event that continues to change the way the world looks at 10K runs. We are glad to present improved events each year and look forward to welcoming top track & field and roadrunners from across the world, within India, and from Bangalore to the run. We wish them the very best as they train for the run.”

 

Strong response from Bangalore city: It has been a momentous seven-year journey for the World 10K Bangalore since its inception in 2008, with the event setting benchmarks in terms of elite athlete participation, the involvement of the city and the amount of money raised for charity. For the seventh year, the total participation in the event has crossed 25,000. This commitment from the participants propels Procam International to deliver superior events year after year.

 

The Open 10K Run, which also includes contests ‘Nike – The Young and The Fast’ and the ‘DHL Corporate Champions’, has received around 13,200 entries, a whopping 2500 more than last year, while the Majja Run10,600. The Senior Citizens’ Run will have over 750, while the event for the Champions With Disability will see 250 participants. Besides these races, the feature events of the day will be the World 10K for elite men & women.

 

Track athletes and their road-running counterparts to come together in a superfast elite athlete field: Global Sports Communication (GSC), the event’s elite athlete coordinator has put together a highly competitive field of elite athletes for the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2014, with an aim to lower existing course records.

 

The men’s record stands at 27.51 minutes, set by Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese in 2008, while the women’s mark stands at 31.58, set by Ethiopian Yimer Wude in 2010. An added incentive of USD 7500 is up for grabs for the new course record.

 

Leading the field at the stadium’s start line on Sunday, May 18 will be defending champion and world famous Alex Oloitiptip among men, and winner of a stunning seven medals at World Championships, Linet Masai on the women’s side.

 

Bringing out the true character of the event as a leading track & field and road-running event, the 10K Bangalore will bring together top road racerunners such as Alex Oloitiptip, Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor, Lucy Kabuu and Meselech Melkamu and their track & field counterparts Moses Kipsiro, Vincent Chepkok, Linet Masai and Ababel Yeshaneh.

 

 

Each of the runners has highly impressive qualifications. While Alex is the event’s defending champion, Geoffrey ran the fastest half marathon of 2013, Lucy is among the world’s leading female distance runners, and Meselech is one of the fastest debutants in marathon in 2012.

 

Among the track & field experts, Moses won the 5000m and 10,000m at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Vincent was the 8th fastest athlete in 10,000m in 2013, Linet has won several medals at the World Championships in different events, and Ababel was the 5th fastest female runner over 10,000m in 2013. This proves that the event presents itself as an extraordinary platform where the world’s finest runners come together and strive for victory.

 

According to Jos Hermens of GSC, besides Linet, the other strong contenders in the women’s run will be highly experienced Ethopian Meselech Melkamu, winner of five bronze medals at the World Cross Country Championships, and the brilliant Lucy Kabuu, who finished fourth in Bangalore last year and won the Delhi Half Marathon in 2011. They can expect to be given a run for their money by Ethopian runner Guteni Shone, back in Bangalore after impressing the running fraternity at last year’s TCS World 10K by finishing second behind Gladys Cherono.

 

Linet Masai is part of the ‘Masai Running Family’, having talented runner Moses and Dennis Masai as her brothers and Magdalyne as her younger sister running international as well. Her Gold at the 2009 Berlin World Champs 10,000m is the highlight of her career so far. She also clinched a 4th place at the Olympic Games 10,000m in 2008. Holding a World Junior 10,000m Record (30.26.50) and a World Best 10 miles (50.39) proves Linet is among the best female long distance runners and should be the woman to beat.

 

Meselech has a great career on the track and cross-country behind her. She won five bronze medals at the World Cross Country Championships and won the golden medal in the junior race in 2004. Meselech represented Ethiopia at five World Championships, with her silver medal at the 10,000m in 2009 as a highlight. During the same year, she set a new African Record in the 10,000m by running a fabulous 29.53.80. Meselech Melkamu decided in 2012 to move to the marathon and made her debut in Frankfurt, winning the race in a quick 2.21.01.

 

Lucy currently holds the 2nd fastest half marathon time in history, 66.09, clocked at the RAK Half Marathon last year and the 9th fastest in the full marathon, run in Dubai 2012. She is also winner of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in 2011. After finishing fourth in last year’s Bangalore 10K, she is aiming for a top three position this year.

 

After her top performance in Bangalore last year, Guteni went on to win both Luanda and Egmond Half Marathons. At the 2014 RAK Half Marathon, she finished third in a very competitive field. She will be one runner to watch out for.

The exciting men’s field includes 14 athletes who have run the 10 km just above 28.00 on either track or road and poses a strong challenge to the existing course record.

Leading the Men Elite Athletes will be defending champion of the event and Kenya’s Alex Oloitiptip. After his victory in Bangalore last year, Alex made his half marathon debut in Luanda where he was runner-up in a highly competitive running field. Making a transition to road races, Alex is happy to be back in Bangalore and remembers with pride his top achievements that include winning the 2014 Azkoitia – Azpeitia Half Marathon.

Alex will face stiff competition from Geoffrey, the 2014 World Half Marathon Champion and former world junior cross champion. His personal best of 58:54, set at the RAK Half Marathon this year, ranked him number one on the IAAF top lists. Geoffrey will come to India for the fourth time. He won the Bangalore 10K in 2012 and was runner-up in the 2011 and 2013 Delhi Half Marathon.

 

Other top athletes such as Ethopia’s gifted Birhanu Legese, the fastest man in the run with a best of 27:34, and Kinde Atanaw, Morocco’s Najim El Qady, and Kenyans Jacob Kendagor and Peter Matelong will ensure edge of the seat action. Posing a threat to the Kenyan and Ethiopian athletes will be American athletes Jeffrey Eggleston and talented Ugandan debutant Joshua Cheptegei, making his international debut in Bangalore.

Not new to India, Moses is a strong contender too. He took the second place in Bangalore in 2008 and 2010, and aims at taking the first place this year. Last year, Moses had the biggest win of his career on the road by beating Wilson Kipsang and Haile Gebrselassie in the Great Manchester 10K.

Known to be a strong athlete who combines track and road races, Birhanu will add depth to the field in Bangalore. He had his breakthrough at the Great Ethiopian Run in 2012 by finishing second. Last year, he took the third place in Bangalore before he started his track season. Birhanu improved his personal best at the FKB Games in Hengelo, the Netherlands to 13:15.32, and is a man who can do extremely well in the run this year. Even though Kinde Atanaw’s athletics career started only two years ago, the Ethopian made a huge progression, especially at the 10K. After finishing fourth at the 2012 World Junior Championships, he improved his personal best to 27:36 in Prague last year.

Vincent Chepkok won his first international medal at the WC Cross Country in 2007, where he finished second in the junior race. In 2011, he took the bronze medal in the senior race. Vincent was among the bests track athletes for the past few years. In 2013, he ran the 8th fastest time of the year on the 10.000m. So far he has run 11 times sub 13:00 in the 5000m on the track and it will be interesting to observe his performance in Bangalore.

 

Get Active Expo: The Get Active Expo for the TCS World 10K Bangalore will be held at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium from May 9 to 11, 2014. For the first time, leading sports brands such as Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Puma, Asics and Proline will present at the Get Active Expo and display a wide array of products for the benefit of participants. Apart from them, TCS, Perfomax, Narayana Health, Jungle Formula, Dr. Lal Path Labs, Enerzal, Art of Living, Myntra and Mana projects will also be present.

 

The Expo will be on between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm on all three days and will be the venue for all confirmed participants from Bengaluru and its suburbs to collect their running numbers along with goodie bags.

 

The new dates constitute a whole weekend and give participants the whole of Friday, Saturday and Sunday to come and collect their running numbers. The period of a week before Race Day also gives them ample time to study in detail, race day instructions, familiarize themselves with security arrangements, traffic restrictions, road closures and other arrangements that will come into force for Race Day.

 

Rashmi Sharma, Cluster Head, Radio Mirchi Bangalore, said, “Radio Mirchi 98.3FM is glad to bring the Get Active Expo to Bangalore and give participants of the TCS World 10K an opportunity to celebrate the best in fitness, health and lifestyle plus experience all the excitement surrounding the event. It creates a platform for runners to witness the latest technological advancements in fitness and benefit from world class health and lifestyle brands under one roof.”

 

Charity bibs for the Majja Run at Rs. 1500 and Open 10K at Rs. 2500 are available with Bangalore Cares and at the Get Active Expo until numbers last. A slew of fresh initiatives have been planned to make the running experience on May 18 more memorable.

 

Nike The Young and The Fast: Nike, the official running partner of the TCS World 10K Bangalore, is committed to innovation and to setting new benchmarks at the TCS World 10K, counted amongst the most respected road races in the world.

 

This year, the world’s leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories announced a grand reward for male and female winners in the 15 to 24 age group of the Open 10K category. The fastest male and female runners will win an exclusive opportunity from Nike to run at an epic International location alongside runners from across the world.

 

Announcing the reward, Avinash Pant, Marketing Director, Nike India Pvt Ltd said, “Nike always inspires athletes around the world, in redefining standards, and in rewarding achievement, strength of mind and purpose. We are delighted, this year, to announce an award that will give young runners a chance to experience something truly epic. Running at an epic international location, alongside runners from across the world, will leave them inspired to run faster and better.”

 

The DHL Corporate ChampionsThis category of the TCS World 10K Bangalore is open to Corporate Teams to help make the experience of running more fulfilling and competitive for the serious corporate runner. The DHL Corporate Champions is gaining tremendous popularity among organizations of all sizes and is being viewed as a highly effective team building exercise for employees. This year, yet again, the run has received overwhelming participation from many of the leading corporate houses across the city and country. The total number of teams registered is 78 and includes names such as IBM, SAP Labs India, ROBERT BOSCH ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, ORACLE INDIA, SONY INDIA SOFTWARE CENTRE , TESCO HINDUSTAN SERVICE CENTRE, GE INDIA TECHNOLOGY CENTRE, COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INDIA.

 

The winning team will take home Rs. 1,00,000, and the runners-up will receive Rs. 75,000. The next three finishers will stand to win Rs. 50,000, Rs. 36,000, and Rs. 30,000 respectively.

 

Announcing the category, Mr. Sandeep Juneja, Vice President – Commercial, DHL Express India said, “Marathon running is all about endurance that tests your physical and mental strength and requires a great running form. Each of these elements make a great running experience and this year to bring in diversity we have made it mandatory for teams to have atleast one woman athlete. This is to encourage women runners to showcase their abilities through running and make DHL Corporate Champions even more exciting. We thank all participating teams and corporates and wish them all the very best.”

Selfie Contest: To keep up with the growing running community on the social media platforms, this year the promoters have introduced a #selfie contest. Take a selfie while training for the TCS World 10K Bangalore, post it on the Facebook page of the run using #TCSWorld10K, and stand a chance to win exciting event merchandise. One lucky winner will get a chance to take a Selfie with the one and only Carl Lewis.

 

Your Race Day photos: Successful distance running is a huge personal achievement and what better way to share the experience and story with friends and relatives than through a personal photo?

 

Procam International continues its association with Marathon-Photos.com, the market leaders in event photography, specializing in long distance road races. Runners participating in any of the race categories will get an opportunity to own their running highlights captured in photographs, taken by Marathon-Photos.com, the official event photographer.

 

Marathon-Photos.com will be photographing participants at several locations on the race route and at the finish. Photographs will be available on the event website within 72 hours of the race.

 

Kingfisher Run in Costume: There’s added fun and excitement in store for the Majja Run participants in the form of the Kingfisher Run in Costume. There are attractive prizes in two categories up for grabs, and participants will be judged on the criterion of creativity and effort put into making of the costume.

 

The Kingfisher Sakkath Bangalorean category for individuals offers a first prize of Rs. 30,000, with the second and third winners standing to gain Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively. The Kingfisher Bombaat Brigade for Group participants (minimum 10 members per group) carries a first prize of Rs. 75,000, with the runner-up team winning Rs. 50,000.

 

Let’s come together once again and make that one supreme effort to deliver another incomparable event to embellish Bangalore’s rich sporting tradition.

 

Title Sponsor: Tata Consultancy Services

 

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Supported by: Karnataka Athletics Association

 

Promoted by: Procam International

 

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Lucknow’s Sports College – New Champion of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup

 

 

Lucknow’s Sports College – New Champion of
Coca-Cola Cricket Cup

 

Stun Al Barkat Malik School of Mumbai in Final Match

 

Mumbai, 20th April 2014: Sports College, Lucknow defeated Al Barkat Malik M. I. English School, Mumbai by 24 runs in the final match and become champion of the 3rd edition of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup under-16 school tournament, played at HPCL Ground in Mumbai on Sunday.

 

Sports College won the toss and opted to bat first. However, Al Barkat Malik School bowlers Jahangir Ansari and Shubham Singh’s three-wicket hauls rattled top order batsmen and clinched four wickets in initial overs. It was middle-order batsmen Vijay Yadav and Nitin singh, who stabilised the situation and scored runs patiently. Their 50-run partnership in 70 balls for fifth wicket took their team’s score to respectable 188 runs.

 

In reply, Al Barkat Malik failed to keep their winning spree and were bowled-out at 164 runs. All credit goes to Sports College’s acute fielding as they managed to run-out the openers Rayjan Khan (duck) and Pushkar Sharma (1). Bowlers Shahid (3/22) and Ankit (2/21) did rest of the job and helped their team to bundle-out the opponents in 42.2 overs.

 

Captain Shoeb Khan held one end with his inspiring knock of 61 runs. He received commendable support from Jahangir Ansari (25) but rest of the batsmen failed to build stable partnerships with them.

 

Shoeb, skipper of the losing team, was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his all-round performance (61 runs & 2 wkts).

 

Brief Score

 

SC-L:  188 all out in 43.5overs [Vijay Yadav 38 (41 b 3x4), Nitin Singh 29 (46 b 4x4), Ashutosh Maurya 23 (35 b 3x4), Govind Yadav 22 (26 b 1x6, 3x4), Mohsin Ali 21 (31 b 4x4); Jahangir Ansari 3/46 (7.5 ovrs), Shubham Singh 3/25 (8 ovrs), Shoeb Khan 2/45 (9 ovrs), Arslan Khan 2/35 (9 ovrs)].

 

ABMMIES-M: 164 all out in 42.2 overs [Shoeb Khan 61 (103 b 2x4), Mohd Aman 23 (32 b 4x4), Pratik Mhatre 24 (32 b 4x4), Jahangir Ansari 25 (30 b 1x6, 3x4); Mohd Shahid 3/22 (5.2 ovrs), Ankit Singh 2/21 (9 ovrs), Ankur Baliyan 1/30 (5 ovrs), Vijay Yadav 1/25 (7 ovrs)].

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 PGTI Cochin Masters – Round 2 report,

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Rashid Khan fires solid one-under for second round lead

 

Kochi, April 10, 2014: Delhi’s Rashid Khan fired a solid one-under-35 to take the sole lead in round two of the PGTI Cochin Masters presented by CIAL Golf and Country Club. Khan enjoys a one-shot lead in the second PGTI Super Series event of the season as his total reads five-under-67. Mumbai’s Anil Bajrang Mane, Sanjay Kumar of Lucknow, Noida’s Amardip Sinh Malik and Delhi’s Kapil Kumar are in joint second place at four-under-68.

 

Rashid Khan (32-35), the overnight joint leader, maintained his place at the top of the leaderboard with a creditable 35 that featured a lone birdie on the par-5 16th. The reigning Rolex Rankings champion came up with an error-free round on a tough day for scoring as the winds picked up at the CIAL Golf and Country Club. Rashid, who had made an eagle and two birdies in the first round, is yet to drop a stroke in the tournament.

 

Rashid said, “The wind was swirling today and therefore it wasn’t easy to score. I’m quite happy with my one-under in the given conditions. I’ve been hitting it well and ensured that I don’t drop any strokes today. As the round progressed I got better with my striking. I’ve taken advantage of the par-5 16th on both days having made eagle in round one and birdie today. I’d like to keep playing in the same manner and will try to keep the errors out as the margin for error is very less in a shortened tournament.”

 

Anil Bajrang Mane (32-36), the overnight joint leader, slipped to tied second on day two. He made pars on all nine holes on Thursday.

Mane said, “My pitching and chipping saved the day for me as I missed the green on three occasions. I also missed quite a few putts today. I believe I’m still in the game. I was glad to hang in there despite an average round.”

 

Amardip Sinh Malik (34-34) and Kapil Kumar (34-34) fired their second successive scores of 34 to also be placed tied second. Malik, who had signed off in round one with birdies on the last three holes, came up with an eagle on the 16th and eight pars on day two.

 

Malik said, “I’ve been playing really well off late. I had a good outing at Coimbatore last week but the putter went cold on the last day. My hitting is good at the moment and it’s a matter of putting a few more good rounds together.”

Sanjay Kumar (33-35) also occupies tied second place. He sank two birdie putts from eight to 10 feet and found the hazard to drop his only bogey of the day on the 17th.

 

Sri Lankan Mithun Perera shot the day’s best score of 33 to be tied sixth at three-under-69 along with compatriots Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran as well as Delhi golfers Manav Jaini and Gulfam and Chandigarh’s Sujjan Singh.

 

Anirban Lahiri and Rahil Gangjee are both placed tied 22nd at even-par-72. Both golfers shot scores of two-over-38 in round two. Lahiri had a disastrous triple-bogey on the closing 18th where he first lost his ball and then found the water hazard.

 

Local amateurs Joseph Joseph (13-over-85) and Alexander K J (23-over-95) are placed tied 112th and 120th respectively.

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Rashid Khan and Anil Mane top performers in round one

 

Kochi, April 9, 2014: Delhi’s Rashid Khan and Anil Bajrang Mane of Mumbai topped the leaderboard in round one of the PGTI Cochin Masters presented by CIAL Golf & Country Club. Khan and Mane shot scores of four-under-32 to take the joint lead on the opening day of the season’s second PGTI Super Series event. Gurgaon-based Shubhankar Sharma, Gulfam of Delhi, Faridabad’s Abhinav Lohan, Sanjay Kumar of Lucknow and Chandigarh’s Randhir Singh Ghotra occupy joint third place at three-under-33.

 

As per the decision of the tournament committee, the front-nine was declared unplayable due to the heavy rain on Monday. Therefore, the tournament was curtailed to a total of 36 holes (9 holes daily) instead of 72 holes. Each stipulated round would consist of nine holes only (10 – 18). A cut will not be applied and all players will play all four rounds. The top 50 scores and ties will be entitled to prize money.

 

Anil Bajrang Mane started the tournament with a 15-feet birdie conversion on the 10th. He dropped a stroke immediately after on the 11th after finding the hazard. Mane, who hails from the Bombay Presidency Golf Club in Mumbai, got back into his stride with a chip-in for birdie on the 12th. Anil, who finished second on the PGTI Feeder Tour Order of Merit in 2012, landed it within two feet of the pin on the 15th, 16th and 17th for three successive birdies.

“I was off to a perfect start today with a birdie on the 10th hole. The chip-in on the 12th added to my confidence. The weather here is a lot like my home town Mumbai, so the conditions were to my liking. The course is playing longer because of the rains and one has to adapt accordingly. My game is much better this year in comparison to previous seasons. I’ve had two top-30 finishes so far in 2014. I shot the best round of my career, a seven-under, in February this year. I’ve been chipping and putting well and have more control with the driver now. With the cut not being applied this week, I knew there was nothing to lose and therefore played aggressive golf,” said the 32-year-old Mane, a two-time runner-up on the PGTI Feeder Tour.

 

Rashid Khan, the reigning Rolex Rankings champion, landed it within six feet for birdies on the 11th and 14th. The 23-year-old’s second shot stopped within three feet of the flag on the par-5 16th and thus set up a tap-in for eagle. Rashid had become the latest Indian to win an international event when he won on the Asian Tour in Delhi in March.

 

Rashid said, “I enjoyed my first outing at the CIAL Golf & Country Club. The layout is great and one has to place the ball well off the tees. It is quite challenging with the water coming into play on a lot of occasions on the back-nine. It’s a good start and I would like to build on it from here on. This is my first Super Series event and I’d like to do well.”

 

Seventeen-year-old Shubhankar Sharma of Gurgaon made three birdies in his first round for a share of third spot. He was joined by Gulfam, Abhinav Lohan, Sanjay Kumar and Randhir Singh Ghotra, all of whom also produced bogey-free rounds of 33.

 

Anirban Lahiri and Rahil Gangjee were two among a total of 11 players who ended day one in tied eighth with scores of two-under-34.

 

Lahiri said, “This course is very well designed. It’s a new venue for me so it’ll take some time for me to adapt to the greens. With the tournament now restricted to 36 holes, one needs to start well as there is no time for recovery. One needs to be little more aggressive on the course.”

 

Local amateurs Joseph Joseph (seven-over-43) and Alexander K J (10-over-46) are placed tied 115th and tied 121strespectively.

 

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The Candidate by Anirudh Bhattacharyya

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Penguin Books India

cordially invites you to the launch

of

The Candidate by Anirudh Bhattacharyya

About the Book

 

‘I can’t picture you surviving in Indian politics. Let me tell you the reasons: you have morals, too much integrity, and you lack an ego.’ Without a job, and a marriage on the rocks, the mild-mannered Jay Banerjee has no choice but to come back from the US to Delhi. A chance meeting with a childhood friend, Govardhan Ray, aka Raja—a neta with a scandal too many—plunges him into the seamy, madcap world of Indian politics.

 

The fight for the Narayanpore seat—a nondescript district in West Bengal—begins, and along with it, the process of discovering ‘the real India’. Jay’s challenge: to provide a ‘clean campaign with integrity’. Replete with colourful campaigns, media hullabaloo, cynical voters, goondas, chamchas and all the usual suspects, The Candidate is a breezy and humorous story of the great Indian election tamasha.

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The Growth Net conference

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Dear Mr. Sagar,

It is with great pleasure I extend you a special invitation to The Growth Net conference, being held in The Taj Palace, New Delhi from 23 – 25 March, 2014.

 

The theme for this year is “Reviving Growth – Reversing the Tide.”

 

Stanley Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein, USA;Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd, Hong Kong SAR; Canan Çelebioğlu, Vice-Chairman Çelebi Holding, Turkey;  Wendy Luhabe, Chair of the Women Private Equity Fund, South Africa; S. Ramadorai, Vice Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services and Adviser to the Prime Minister of India have kindly consented to join us as Co-Chairs.

The list of confirmed speakers include Lin BinCo-Founder & President Xiaomi Corporation, People’s Republic of ChinaCarlos BragaPresident, The Evian Group, Professor of International Political Economy, IMD, BrazilMontek Singh AhluwaliaDeputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, India; Wang HuiyaoDirector General, Center for China and Globalization, People’s Republic of China; Guiomar Namo de Mello, Chairman of the State Board of Education of Sao Paulo, BrazilGautam ThaparFounder & Chairman Avantha Group, IndiaDilma PenaPresident & Director General SABESP, Brazil; Chew SutatExecutive Vice-President, Singapore Exchange Ltd, SGX Singapore, SingaporeAlexandre Zeller,Chairman Six Swiss Exchange, Switzerland amongst others.

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Satish Kaushik promotes ‘Gang of Ghosts’

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Satish Kaushik promoted his film ‘Gang of Ghosts’ in New Delhi

Star cast of film ‘Gang Of Ghosts’ visited hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi to attend the press conference. Captain of the ship Satish Kaushik was present with actors Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill, Anupam Kher ,Meera Chopra & Producer Ganesh Jain at the event.

Known for his bold performances in B-Town Mahie said, “ I don’;t do such big budget films. The films which I do reap benefits at the box office, they become commercially successful and are critically acclaimed as well. So I don’;t worry about the box office numbers”. Worked with many big banners and performing a role of Struggling writer in the film Sharman said, “I tried my hands on Paranomal Comedy theme for the first time and i enjoyed working on sets”.  Talking about the location of the film Director Satish Kaushik said, “I and producer Ratan Jain were on our way to Surat when I saw the Dumas Haveli. At the time, we had already seen and rejected over 50 havelis. However, there was something about this Dumas Haveli which caught my eye. Furthermore, I got to know that the haveli is actually haunted and is counted as one of the 10 most haunted places in India! This factor was what convinced me to shoot my film there.”

Coming with the Ghost- Comedy, Gang Of Ghosts,  is remake of Bengali film ‘Bhooter Bhabishyat’ which has put director Satish Kaushik back into the action. A Multi starrer film Gang Of Ghosts is a paranormal comedy film. The story is about a haunted house which is being pulled down and being replaced with a swanky shopping mall. Apparently, the ghosts who belong to different era consider this as their home so what happens later on shapes the rest of the story.

Other casts ensembles  Parambrata Chatterjee,  Anupam Kher, Meera Chopra, J. Brandon Hill, Rajesh Khattar, Saurabh Shukla, Rajpal Yadav, Yashpal Sharma, Vijay Verma, Chunky Pandey and Jackie Shroff.

Gang of Ghosts a paranormal comedy based film is produced by Venus Records & Tapes Pvt Ltd  and  The Satish Kaushik Entertainment. It is directed by Satish Kaushik.

Gang of Ghosts is releasing on 21st March 2014.

 

Shailesh Giri

Effective Communication

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‘Environmental Histories: Pasts and futures’

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cordially invites you to a Conference

 

 

at 9.00 a.m. on Friday-Saturday, 21-22 March 2014

in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building

on

Environmental Histories:

Pasts and futures’

 

in association with

Prof. Michael Mann,

Humboldt-University, Berlin,

Germany

and the

German Research Foundation

 

 

Concept Note:

 

The epochal times we live in make the relations of histories and environments a major theme in studies of past ages and the more uncertain domains of the future. By asking when, why and how specific political, socio-economic or cultural choices reshaped the human environment, we can get a more rounded and holistic sense of our present dilemmas.

 

In any such endeavour, certain broad questions standout. How do perceptions of ecological change varies and contested as they often are intersect with the material changes themselves? How far are local knowledge and science based approaches more or less influential and why? How can long term or ‘deep’ histories interact with more conventional approaches focused on a few years or decades?

 

The conclave brings together scholars based mainly in India and Germany, countries with distinct if overlapping historical traditions. All are aware of the deep historic links of imperial forestry and natural history and the sciences in British imperial India with German science and administration. But well beyond this, the contrasts of an industrialized European major nation state and a former colony (and now emerging economy) throws up historical contrasts and similarities rich in insight. It aims to showcase specific and focused papers by engaged and active historians but in a manner that opens up dialogue and fresh enquiry. After all what we make of our environmental futures has a lot to do with rethinking our own histories.

 

 

Programme Schedule:                              Friday, 21 March 2014

 

 

9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m. 

Welcome:

 

 

Introduction:

 

Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan, 

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,

New Delhi

 

Prof. Michael Mann,

Humboldt-University,

Berlin

 

9.15 a.m. – 10.15 a.m. 

Keynote:

Prof. K. Sivaramakrishnan, 

Yale University, USA

‘Ethics, Attachments, and Nature:

Reflections on environmental history from the Indian experience’

10.15 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

Tea Break

 

 

10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. 

 

Session I:

 

 

Chair: 

 

Prof. Michael Mann, 

Humboldt-University,

Berlin

 

Speakers: Mr. Stephan Beutner, 

Humboldt-University,

Berlin

‘Transforming Nature, Developing People?:

Environmental history of the Maikal hills’

 

Prof. Corinna R. Unger,

Jacobs University

Bremen, Germany

‘India’s Green Revolution:

A transnational environmental history’

 

12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

1.30 p.m. -3.30 p.m.

Session 2

 

 

Chair: Dr. Rohan D’Souza, 

Shiv Nadar University,

Noida 

 

Speakers: Prof. Franz-Josef Brueggemeier, 

University of Freiburg, Germany

‘History of Environment, 1750-2000:

Germany in an international perspective’

 

 

Mr. Martin Bemmann,

Technical University of Dresden

Germany

‘”Damaged Vegetation” and “Dying Forests”:

On the construction of an environmental problem in Germany between the 1890s and 1970s’

 

3:30 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Tea Break

 

 

 

3.45 p.m. -4.45 p.m.

Session 3

 

 

Chair: Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan, 

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,

New Delhi

 

 

Speaker: 

 

Dr. Hanna Werner, 

Humboldt-University

Berlin

‘Histories of Protest:

Water Conflicts and the politics of resistance

in a cross-cultural perspective’

 

 

 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

 

9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Session 4

Chair: Dr. Ghazala Shahabuddin, 

Ambedkar University,

Delhi

 

Speakers: Ms. Shibani Bose, 

University of Delhi,

Delhi

‘Beyond the Glittering Eye:

Tiger tales from the Harappan Civilization’

 

 

Dr. Divyabhanusinh Chavda,

Independent Researcher,

Jaipur

‘Emperor Jahangir and the Natural World’

 

 

11.00 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m.

Tea Break

11.15 a.m. -12.30 p.m.

Session 5

Chair: Dr. Tripta Wahi, 

Affiliate Fellow,

NMML

Speaker: Dr. Vasudha Pande, 

NMML

‘Changing Landscapes:

Terracing the Central Himalaya’

 

 

12.30 p.m.-1.30 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

1.30 p.m. -3.30 p.m.

Session 6

Chair: Dr. Vasudha Pande, 

NMML

 

 

Speakers: Dr. Rohan Arthur, 

Nature Conservation Foundation,

Mysore

‘Marine Resource Use, Ecosystem Responses and the Accidents of History:

Narratives from Indian seas’

 

Dr. Rohan D’Souza,

Shiv Nadar University,

Noida

‘Drainage, River Erosion and Chaurs:

An environmental history of land in colonial eastern India’

 

3.30 p.m. -3.45 p.m.                                              Tea Break 

 

3.45 p.m.

Session 7

 

Concluding Debate

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To Jean-Philippe BottinMe

Mar 19 at 1:42 PM

Dear Friends,
You will find attached the description of our 3 last events of our Francophonie Week.
This evening, the opening a an exhibition of the works from 3 French female artists Tri Angle.
Friday evening, a fantastic and innovative show about World War I, On les aura !
Saturday during the day: our Francophonie Mela.
Please join us to celebrate the French language and Francophonie culture. You will find the details on the attached documents.
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Analysis of Candidates Announced by INC and BJP

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The major parties, INC and BJP announced their candidates for Lok Sabha, 2014 recently. A total of 469 candidates were announced by INC and BJP for Lok Sabha till 13th March, 2014. Out of these, Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch have analysed the background details of 280 candidates whose affidavits were available from assembly or Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha elections in the past. The first ‘Preliminary Analysis of Candidates Announced by INC and BJP for Lok Sabha, 2014’ report analysed the candidates announced in the first and second list of BJP and the first list of INC. This is the second in the series of reports analyzing the candidates announced by INC and BJP. The latest information regarding assets as well as criminal charges if any, would be available once the candidates file their affidavits for 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Detailed report in English attached with the mail

 

Candidates Announced by INC and BJP

Party

No. of Candidates Announced in the First List

No. of Candidates Announced in the Second List

No. of Candidates Announced in the Third List

Total Candidates Announced

BJP

54

53

97

204

INC

193

71

0

264

 

Analysis of candidates announced by INC from the 2nd list and BJP from the 3rd List

Party

No. of Candidates Announced

No. of Candidates Analysed (Total)

No of Candidates with Criminal Cases

No. of Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases

% of Candidates with Criminal Cases

% of Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases

No of Crorepati Candidates

% of Crorepati Candidates

Average Assets (in Rs.) of Candidates

BJP

97 (3rd List)

53

17

6

32%

11%

20

38%

2,36,34,601

2 crore+

INC

71 (2nd List)

39

11

6

28%

15%

24

62%

4,30,37,291

4 crore+

Total

168

92

28

12

30%

13%

44

48%

3,18,59,654

3 crore+

Recommendations

The current analysis of the candidates fielded by the major parties shows that political parties continue to give tickets to candidates with serious criminal cases. The Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch recommend tha

t;

 

  1. Political parties should refrain from giving tickets to candidates with serious criminal cases.
  2. Political parties should take a stand against misuse of money power, bribing of voters and distribution of freebies.
  3. Political parties should move towards transparency and disclose the criteria for selection of candidates during elections.

To report any electoral violations and malpractices during elections download the Election Watch Reporter (Android App) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.webrosoft.election_watch_reporter

 

Analysis of Declared Criminal Cases from the 2nd List of INC and 3rd List of BJP

 

Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of 92 candidates analysed, 28 candidates (30%) had declared criminal cases against themselves in their previous election affidavit. BJP has 17 out of 53 candidates (32%) with criminal cases and INC has 11 out of 39 (28%) candidates with criminal cases.

 

Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 12 candidates (13%) out of 92 analysed had declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their previous election affidavits. 6 out of 53 (11%) candidates of BJP and 6 out of 39 (15%) candidates of INC have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

Candidates with Cases of Murder and related: 1 candidate, Satish Dubey of BJP from Valmiki Nagar Constituency had declared a case of murder in his previous election affidavit.

Candidates with Cases of Attempt to Murder: 2 candidates had declared cases of attempt to murder. Ramesh Chand Tomar of INC from Gautam Buddh Nagar Constituency and Satish Dubey of BJP from Valmiki Nagar Constituency had declared a case of attempt to murder against himself.

Candidates with cases related to electoral violations: 1 candidate, Kirti Jha Azad of BJP from Darbhanga Constituency had declared a case related to Illegal payments in connection with an election (IPC Section-171H).

Analysis of Declared Financial Details from 2nd List of INC and 3rd List of BJP

Average Assets of Candidates: The average assets of 92 candidates analysed is Rs. 3.18 crores.

Party-wise average assets: The average assets of 39 INC candidates is Rs. 4.30 crores and the average assets of 53 BJP candidates is Rs. 2.36 crores.

No. of crorepati candidates: Out of 92 candidates, 44 candidates (48%) have declared total assets (Self assets +Others Assets) of more than Rs. 1 crore.

Party-wise crorepati candidates: 24 out of 39 candidates (62%) in INC and 20 out of 53 (38%) candidates in BJP have declared total assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

High Asset Candidates: Uday Singh from Purnia Constituency had declared the highest assets worth, Rs. 41.90 crores followed by Pratibha Singh of INC from Mandi Constituency with assets worth Rs. 33.96 Crores and Vincent H. Pala of INC from Shillong-ST Constituency with assets worth Rs. 25.16 Crores.

Analysis of Criminal and Financial Details of Re-contesting MPs from 2nd List of INC and 3rd List of BJP

Re-contesting MPs: Out of the 92 candidates analysed, 50 candidates are sitting Lok Sabha MPs.

 

Re-contesting MPs with Criminal Cases: Out of 50 re-contesting Lok Sabha MPs, 19 (38%) had declared criminal cases against themselves in their previous election affidavit.

 

Re-contesting MPs with Serious Criminal Cases: Out of 50 re-contesting Lok Sabha MPs, 7 (14%) had declared serious criminal cases against themselves like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping etc.

 

Average Assets of Re-contesting MPs: The average assets of 50 re-contesting MPs is Rs. 4.05 crores.

 

No. of crorepati Re-contesting MPs: Out of 50 re-contesting MPs, 21 (42%) had declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore in their previous election affidavits.​
Consolidated Analysis of candidates announced by INC and BJP till the 13th March, 2014

Party

No. of Candidates Announced (Total)

No. of Candidates Analysed (Total)

No of Candidates with Criminal Cases

No. of Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases

% of Candidates with Criminal Cases

% of Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases

No of Crorepati Candidates

% of Crorepati Candidates

Average Assets (in Rs.) of Candidates

BJP

204

115

40

20

35%

17%

51

44%

2,81,80,424

2 crore+

INC

265

165

44

16

27%

10%

110

67%

6,29,52,733

6 crore+

Total

469

280

84

36

30%

13%

161

58%

4,86,71,249

5 crore+

 

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The FISME Factor
President’s Message
” Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small (MSEs) 2012 is undoubtedly a watershed development in MSME support initiatives. It is sad that most agencies not only have failed to inform MSEs about their procurement plans, but also have dragged their feet in extending even the basic facilities to MSEs whether it is exemption from earnest money or exemption from security deposits by successful tenderers. It looks highly unlikely that a mandatory procurement target of 20% from MSEs will be met by government agencies in such a situation. There is a need to make the Policy work for MSEs as was envisaged. “ 

Dr. D. Gandhikumar, President, FISME
Vol IV, Issue 54: March 15, 2014
Activities

Training Sessions of KNN in Eastern and Western India

Business Banter: Lessons from Entrepreneurs

Don’t let over-confidence hinder your success

Macro Metre

RBI hikes trade transaction limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh with immediate effect Knowledge and News Network (KNN)
Hardly any growth in industrial output for Jan; retail inflation tad lower in Feb Knowledge and News Network (KNN)

Domestic Digest

SEBI asks stock exchanges for half-yearly audits & inspections in compliance of new norms
Nearly 15% SME foundries shut shop due to demand slump Knowledge and News Network (KNN)

State Scan

Yarn Bank, Market & Design development centres for Andhra handloom clusters Knowledge and News Network (KNN)
Centre to help build more tourism capacity in Uttarakhand

World Watch

India & Africa to strengthen bilateral relations, focus on SME development Knowledge and News Network (KNN)

Knowledge Store

A clean-up act in Ahmedabad

…And A Lot More
Activities

Training Sessions of KNN in Eastern and Western India

As part of the capacity building of MSME associations, special sessions were convened for leaders of associations in Eastern and Western Part of India on how they could leverage Knowledge and News Network (KNN) for advocacy and knowledge dissemination. The two day workshops on “Emerging Roles of MSME Business Membership Organizations (BMOs)” were organized under EU Switch Asia Project. Over twenty four associations were present in Ahmedabad and 20 in Bhubaneshwar. KNN is a new age internet based media platform which enables aggregation of MSME related news and also dissemination of knowledge across MSMEs and institutions. Over 165 associations and 110 institutions are networked in KNN. 

Do pre-election opinion polls influence voters? *
  •  Yes
  •  No
Business Banter: Lessons from Entrepreneurs

Don’t let over-confidence hinder your success

- Jason Fell is the managing editor of Entrepreneur.com in New York
After starting and growing a company to early success, entrepreneurs can sometimes let confidence go to their heads. Not only can over-confidence be a turn off for others, it can blind you to important changes you need to make at your company. Being confident shouldn’t make you think you can do no wrong. When markets shift, you can’t always stay the course and ride the success you’ve enjoyed so far. A confident entrepreneur will know when to make the changes that will set his or her company up for success. 

[Adapted from 7 Ways to Be a Confident, Rock Star Leader]
Writing on the Wall

Stuck in neutral

The index of industrial production (IIP) numbers for January 2014, published on Wednesday, showed that industry was still stagnant. Production grew by a minuscule 0.1 per cent over January 2013, a hair’s breadth better than the revised 0.2 per cent estimated for December. More importantly, manufacturing, accounting for almost 80 per cent of the index, declined by 0.7 per cent. Looking at the different use-based segments within manufacturing, both capital goods and consumer durables, reflective of long-term spending commitments by businesses and consumers, declined in January – the former by 4.2 per cent and the latter by an even more dismal 8.3 per cent. 

[Adapted from Business Standard, Opinion Section]
Media Monitor

Macro Metre

RBI hikes trade transaction limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh with immediate effect

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has hiked the trade related remittance limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per transaction with immediate effect, amid increased number of transactions handled by Exchange Houses. “On a review of the permitted transactions under the Rupee Drawing Arrangements (RDAs), it has been decided to increase the limit of trade transactions from the existing Rs 2 lakh per transaction to Rs 5 lakh per transaction, with immediate effect,” RBI said in a notification. For this necessary changes have been made in the Memorandum of Instructions for Opening and Maintenance of Rupee/ Foreign Currency Vostro Accounts of Non-resident Exchange Houses. 

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MPEDA’s co-branding drive for seafood exports

India’s seafood export industry, dominated by small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and growing at 20 per cent a year, will soon get a shot in the arm. In a bid to help entrepreneurs, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under the ministry of commerce is undertaking a major co-branding drive, which will promote the brand equity of Indian marine products in regulated markets. Seafood exports from India are expected to touch $4.3 billion in the current fiscal year and $10 billion a year by 2020, according to MPEDA. 

Hardly any growth in industrial output for Jan; retail inflation tad lower in Feb

India’s industrial production just about reversed the trend in January, 2014 turning from a negative trend in December, 2013 but a mere growth of 0.1 per cent is no consolation as half of the industry segments continued to contract. For the April-January period, there was no growth in the Index of Industrial Production, though some glimmer of hope was visible in the form of slight fall in the retail inflation. The inflation based on consumer price index for February was a tad lower at 8.10 per cent from 8.79 per cent in January, 2014. 

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India launches safeguard investigation on sodium citrate

India has informed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Committee on Safeguards that it has initiated a safeguard investigation on sodium citrate, to protect domestic producers of the substance against threat caused by increased imports of the same. The Director General (Safeguards), Customs and Central Excise has initiated the safeguard investigation following a petition from domestic producers who account for 90 per cent of the production of sodium citrate. 

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Domestic Digest

SEBI asks stock exchanges for half-yearly audits & inspections in compliance of new norms

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has tightened norms to prevent money laundering through the capital market and has asked stock exchanges including the BSE-SME platform to monitor compliance of the new norms through half-yearly audits and inspections, and inform SEBI. The market regulator has asked capital market entities to conduct a detailed risk assessment of their clients, including those linked to countries facing international sanctions. Registered intermediaries shall carry out risk assessment to identify, assess and take effective measures to mitigate its money laundering and terrorist financing risk with respect to its clients, countries or geographical areas, nature and volume of transactions, payment methods used by clients. The risk assessment shall also take into account any country-specific information that is circulated by the government and SEBI from time to time,” the regulator said in a circular yesterday. 

Exports may fall more as India loses preferential status in EU

The rupee has been on a winning streak since the start of this year. Despite the US cutting back its bond-buying programme, the rupee has held its own. In fact, it has appreciated 1.5 per cent over the past month, driven by steady foreign capital flows into Indian bonds and stocks The sharp improvement in the current account deficit (CAD) has contributed in equal measure to the rupee’s stability. Since last June, Indian exports have shown a pick-up, as India’s competitiveness improved with the rupee’s fall. 

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RBI panel to review credit flow to MSME sector

A meeting of the Reserve Bank of India’s Standing Advisory Committee has been convened this month to review the flow of institutional credit to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector, according to the fortnightly e-newsletter of the Federation of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME). The RBI has constituted the Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) with Deputy Governor K C Chakrabarty as chairman. The officials of the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises, banks and associations of the MSME sector are members of the SAC. 

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Nasscom, Google launch ‘Girls in Technology’

To increase the representation of women in the Indian technology sector, Nasscom on Friday announced the launch of ‘Girls in Technology (GIT)’, a programme to promote women entrepreneurs in India The initiative will bring more women into the technology ecosystem by conducting technical workshops, tech talks and hackathons (events in which programmers and other software developers collaborate on projects). Nasscom’s 10,000 Start-ups is part of the Google for Entrepreneurs #40Forward campaign. It is among the 40 start-up communities working on new approaches to increase the representation of women in the technology space 25 per cent this year. 

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Nearly 15% SME foundries shut shop due to demand slump

Several small and medium-sized foundries across the country have been forced to stop production, owing to a demand slump. Industry insiders say that most of these units cater to automotive manufacturers and ancillaries, and that 10-15 per cent of them have either closed down or stopped production temporarily. About 80 per cent of India’s $12 billion foundry industry comprises SMEs, 15 per cent are medium-sized players and only five per cent are large units. Reena Bhagwati, joint managing director of Bhagwati Autocast Ltd and president of the Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF), said that while average capacity utilisation in the overall foundry industry is around 70 per cent, for those supplying to automotive players, especially manufacturers of heavy commercial vehicles and passenger cars, average utilisation is down to 50-55 per cent. 

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Climate change can run MSMEs out of biz

Most businesses, especially those belonging to the micro, small and medium enterprise sector are affected by the changing climate which causes damage to their premises and processes, so much so that, at times it runs them out of business, a report has said. This was stated by the Gujarat Institute of Competitiveness (GIC) which has now designed a project to help MSMEs prepare for changes in weather patterns and adapt to climate change. On the need for such a programme, “awareness about these risks among businesses still remains low,” Director, GIC, Jagat Shah said. 

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State Scan

Andhra Pradesh

Yarn Bank, Market & Design development centres for Andhra handloom clusters

Towards integrated development of the Andhra Pradesh Mega handloom cluster, Textile Ministry wants to set up Market Development and Publicity Centre; Design Development and Product Diversification Centre; and Yarn Bank in the Prakasam and Guntur districts of the state. The project is being implemented under the Comprehensive Handlooms Cluster Development Scheme (CHDS). The Development Commissioner, Handlooms has invited bids from private agencies for implementation of the project. 

Punjab

Educated farmers in Punjab venture into dairy farming

Worried over diminishing returns from small holdings in the state, young and educated farmers in Punjab with an entrepreneurial streak are venturing into commercial dairy farming. The farmers say that a commercial dairy farm gives them high returns compared with conventional agriculture on small land-holdings, which is proving unsustainable. There are about 6,000 progressive dairy farmers in Punjab and the state has more such farmers than any other Indian state, with farms varying in size from 10 to 500 high-yielding breeds of cows. Also, the daily production of milk by these farms is about 12-15 lakh litres. 

Uttar Pradesh

UP industries happy about mandatory online application for SMEs ‘if sustained’

The Uttar Pradesh government’s announcement asking small, medium and major enterprises to submit applications online for setting up new industrial units in the state from May 1 has been welcomed by the units, although they are doubtful about the sustainability of the process. “Submitting applications online will be really good for the industry but we don’t know how the government will sustain it,” said Managing Director of Chakradhar Chemicals, Neeraj Kedia from Meerut. Last week the Uttar Pradesh Government made an announcement to make it mandatory to submit applications online for setting up industrial units in the state including small, medium and major categories from May 1. 

Uttarakhand

Centre to help build more tourism capacity in Uttarakhand

With the view to finding new places for developing tourism destinations in Uttarakhand, the Union Ministry of Tourism wants to conduct a study on tourism carrying capacity of existing and potential destinations for planning for infrastructure development in the state. “It has been realized that there is a need of conducting a study to assess the carrying capacity of the destinations of Uttarakhand for better planning in construction of infrastructure and other operational development activities for tourism to ensure climatic resilient tourism. “Therefore, Ministry of Tourism has decided to conduct a study on tourism carrying capacity of existing and potential destinations and planning for infrastructure development in Uttarakhand,” according to a ministry notification. 

World Watch

Africa    

India & Africa to strengthen bilateral relations, focus on SME development

In the broader framework of India-Africa cooperation, the two countries should give increasing focus to SME development and cooperation, said Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Arancha Gonzales. Speaking at the 10th CII-EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership held here from March 9-11, she urged India and Africa to direct sharper focus on SME development and cooperation in the broader framework of India-Africa cooperation. She said that Africa’s SME sector could leverage the experiences of India’s SME development in the services sector. Citing this, she said the success of ‘Incredible India!’ promotion could inspire an ‘Amazing Africa’ initiative, a CII press release said. 

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Australia    

India, Australia trade relations can improve further

Trade relations between India and Australia have been growing steadily and with the “right mindsets” they can be enhanced further, Australian High Commissioner in India, Patrick Suckling has said. On the agreement of Uranium exports to India from Australia, he said the two countries were working on it and there has been “good progress”. “…(through this deal) we would just like to be assured that Uranium will be exported to India. That is how the frame- work is. Negotiations are currently underway. We are making good progress,” he said. 

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Japan    

6.8% growth in tourists availing VoA scheme; maximum tourists from Japan

Government’s “Visa on Arrival” (VoA) Scheme has helped attracting more foreign tourists to India, with maximum number of Japanese tourists, as there was a growth of 6.8 per cent per cent in the number of tourists availing of this scheme during the period January-February, 2014. A total number of 3,883 VoAs have been issued in this period as compared to 3,637 VoAs during the corresponding period of 2013,” said official data. During the month of February 2014, a total of 1,980 VoAs were issued under this scheme as compared to 1,947 VoAs during the month of February 2013, registering a growth of 1.7 per cent, the data said. 

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United Kingdom    

UK trade body to forge tie-ups with Indian firms, including MSMEs

The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will be launching a hard-sell marketing initiative in India to forge tie-ups with Indian firms, including MSMEs, for promoting British investment in India. Last December, UK’s Secretary of State (Minister) for business, innovation and skills, Vince Cable visited India to explore business opportunities and strengthen existing partnerships in engineering, education skills and innovation. He was accompanied by a 25 member UK business delegation who visited four cities (New Delhi, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Chennai) with an aim to push business collaboration and work towards doubling trade with India by 2015. 

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Dialogue with Trade Delegation from Pakistan

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INVITATION to join 

Dialogue with Trade Delegation from Pakistan

(Being organized by FISME; Supported by SAARC TPN Project, Nepal (GIZ))

Participating Pakistani Chambers

Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry

&

Sector specific associations

(covering Import/Export/Trading of Auto parts, Yarn, Textiles, Chemicals, CNG, Insulating material ,

Agro, Furniture,  Leather, Household appliances, Hosiery, Electrical goods, Electronic Appliances, Ladies shoes, purses, handicrafts, batteries etc.)

19th March 2014 – 1030hrs to 1300hrs

(to be followed by Lunch)

The Park Hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi

FISME – a network of more than 700 MSME associations is one of the chief representative bodies of MSMEs in India.  FISME has been entrusted with implementation of a bilateral trade promotion initiative between India and Pakistan, under the aegis of a GIZ sponsored project ‘SAARC Trade Information Network on South Asian region’ (Nepal).  As part of the project, FISME had organized a delegation to Pakistan (9th~14th Feb 2014) and held a dialogue with counterpart chambers and associations.

In the second leg of the project, FISME is hosting a multi sector delegation from Pakistan. We are organizing a dialogue between the representatives from all major chambers in Pakistan and the Indian business and industry community:

Date : 19th March 2014, Wednesday  Venue: Hotel The Park, New Delhi  Time : 1030hrs to 1300hrs followed by lunch.

We are pleased to extend a cordial invitation.

Thanks and with best regards

Mukesh Kalra

Joint Secretary (International Trade)

Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)

B – 4/161 Safdarjung Enclave,

New Delhi – 110029

Cell.:                 +91 – 9811465438

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Usha International Presents Mumbai’s First Ever Ultimate Frisbee Tournament – ‘Usha Mumbai Gheun Tak 2014’

 

Mumbai, 6 March, 2014

 

Usha International is the first company to promote Ultimate Frisbee in India; a game played using a flying disc. For the last 25 years, Usha has been a keen supporter of sports and is dedicated to improve the quality of life for youth and women.  Taking forward this commitment, Usha is glad to announce the roll out of ‘Usha Mumbai Gheun Tak 2014’ which will be held at Goregaon Sports complex on 7th and 8th of March 2014.

Ultimate is a game played using a flying disc called Frisbee and is the fastest growing team sport in the world. Unlike any other sport as it gives both men and women an opportunity to play on the same field and is an incredibly social and friendly sport that can be played by people across all age groups. Apart from its competitive nature, Ultimate is an inclusive sport that promotes cooperation, team spirit and communication among youth.

‘Usha Mumbai Gheun Tak 2014’ is set to witness participation of over 16 teams from across the country. These teams have been divided into two contending pools of eight teams each. The games are slated to kick off on March 7th 2014 and the final march will be played on 8th March 2014 at 8:15 pm. It is an open format game and there is no age limit for participation.

Commenting on the initiative Ms. Komal Mehra, Events Consultant at Usha International said, “Usha International has been consistently supporting Ultimate for the last two years as it merges well with the company’s brand ethos ‘PLAY’.  It is perhaps the only sport where men and women play together on the same ground and is self- refereed. The beauty of the sport lies in the simplicity of the game, which is why Usha International is making efforts to spread the sports not only in urban India but also at grass roots level.”

Usha Mumbai Gheuntak 2014 is part of the company’s larger effort in promoting sports. The company has been promoting a wide array of sporting events which include Cricket, Ladies Golf Events, Junior Golf and Training Programmes, Mawana Marathon and now Ultimate Flying Disc Tournament. Usha International has also opened over 2500 ‘Silai Schools’ in the heart of rural India to empower women towards becoming self-reliant.

ABOUT USHA INTERNATIONAL

Usha International Limited is a trusted house hold consumer durables company with a turnover well over Rs. 2000 crores today. All the products including electrical kitchen appliances, fans, sewing machines, power products, water coolers and dispensers, inverters and auto components are marketed under the ‘Usha’ brand name. Building on its 75 year old heritage with the knowledge and vibrancy of today, the company has grown from strength to strength developing an infrastructure of 16 location offices, 60 company showrooms, 34 warehouses and 200 service centres backed by an in-house customer call centre. Headquartered at Gurgaon, India, Usha has overseas offices in China and Sri Lanka. For More Information please visitwww.ushainternational.com

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Dear Friends,

You will find attached the presentation of this evening panel discussion on Women in India, in presence of HEMr François Richier, Ambassador of France.
Moreover, today from 12pm to 8pm in Alliance Française Atrium, Fête de la Photo will have its mobile photo booth installed. Please come along to “get yourself clicked in France while in Delhi”.
Warmest regards,
Jean-Philippe Bottin

Directeur, Alliance Française Delhi
Délégué Général Inde Népal, Fondation Alliance Française
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Some political parties announced their first list of candidates for Lok Sabha, 2014 recently. A total of 203 candidates were announced by various political parties as on 2nd March, 2014. Out of these 70 candidates had contested assembly or Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha elections in the past. Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch checked the records of these 70 candidates through the affidavits submitted by them during previous elections. The latest information regarding assets as well as criminal charges if any, would be available once the candidates file their affidavits for 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Detailed report in English attached with the mail. 

Criminal: 

 

Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of 70 candidates analysed, 34 candidates (49%) had declared in total 224 criminal cases against themselves in their previous election affidavit. Shiv Sena has 12 out of 14 candidates (86%) with criminal cases, BJPhas 13 out of 32 (41%) candidates with criminal cases, NCP has 8 out of 13 (62%) candidates with criminal cases and AIADMK has 1 out of 6 (17%) candidates with criminal cases.

Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 20 candidates (29%) out of 70 analysed had declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their previous election affidavits. 7 out of 14 (50%) candidates of Shiv Sena have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, 5 out of 13 (38%) candidates of NCP7 out of 32 (22%) candidates of BJP and 1 out of 6 (17%) candidates of AIADMK have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

Candidates with Cases of Murder and related: 4 candidates had declared cases of murder, attempt to murder and related in their previous election affidavits. Bhonsle Shrimant Chh. Udyanraje Pratapsinh (Sitting MP) of NCP from Satara Constituency had declared a charge of murder. Two candidates of Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde (Sitting MLA, Maharashtra) from Kalyan Constituency and Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil (Sitting MP) from Shirur Constituency had declared a charge of Attempt to Murder. Dhananjay Mahadik of NCP from Kolhapur Constituency had declared a charge related to culpable homicide by causing death of person other than person whose death was intended.

Candidate with cases of Dacoity: Dr. Kirit Somaiya of BJP from Mumbai North East Constituency had declared a charge of dacoity against himself.

Candidates with cases of Kidnapping and related: 3 candidates had declared cases related to kidnapping in their previous election affidavits. Bhonsle Shrimant Chh. Udyanraje Pratapsinh (Sitting MP) of NCP from Satara Constituency and Gopinath Munde of BJP from Beed Constituency declared a case related to kidnapping. Chandrakant Khaire (Sitting MP) of Shiv Sena from Aurangabad Constituency declared a case related to wrongful confinement.

Candidates with cases related to electoral violations: Sanjay Jadhav (Sitting MLA) of Shiv Sena from Parbhani Constituency had declared 2 charges related to Illegal payments in connection with an election and 1 charge related to failure to keep election accounts in his previous election affidavit.

Financial:

Average Assets of Candidates: The average assets of 70 candidates analysed is Rs. 5.76 crores.

Party-wise average assets: The average assets of 13 NCP candidates is Rs. 17.10 crores followed by 5 candidates of SAD with average assets of Rs. 16.30 crores, 14 candidates of Shiv Sena with average assets of Rs 2.16 crores, 32 candidates of BJP with average assets of Rs. 1.81 crores and 6 candidates of AIADMK with average assets of Rs. 1.89 crores.

No. of crorepati candidates: Out of 70 candidates, 36 candidates (51%) have declared total assets (Self assets +Others Assets) of more than 1 crore.

Party-wise crorepati candidates: 4 out of 5 candidates (80%) in SAD followed by 9 out of 13 (69%) candidates in NCP, 9 out of 14 (64%) candidates in Shiv Sena, 13 out of 32 (41%) candidates in BJP and 1 out of 6 (17%) candidates in AIADMK have declared total assets worth more than 1 crore.

High Asset Candidates: Praful Patel (Sitting MP) of NCP from Bhandara-Gondiya Constituency has declared the highest assets among the 70 candidates analysed, worth Rs. 125.46 crores followed by Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Sitting MP) of SAD from Bathinda Constituency with assets worth Rs. 60.31 crores and Supriya Sule (Sitting MP) of NCP from Baramati constituency with assets worth Rs. 50.45 crores.

Analysis of Criminal and Financial Background of Re-contesting MPs

Re-contesting MPs: Out of the 70 candidates analysed, 29 candidates are sitting Lok Sabha MPs.

Re-contesting MPs with Criminal Cases: Out of 29 re-contesting Lok Sabha MPs, 18 (62%) had declared criminal cases against themselves in their previous election affidavit.

Re-contesting MPs with Serious Criminal Cases: Out of 29 re-contesting Lok Sabha MPs, 10 (34%) had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

Average Assets of Re-contesting MPs: The average assets of 29 re-contesting MPs is Rs. 10.99 crores.

No. of crorepati Re-contesting MPs: Out of 29 re-contesting MPs, 18 (62%) had declared assets worth more than 1 crore in their previous election affidavits.

Recommendations:

The current analysis of the candidates fielded by some of the political parties in their 1st list shows that political parties continue to give tickets to candidates with serious criminal cases. The Association for Democratic Reforms recommends that political parties should refrain from giving tickets to candidates with a serious criminal background. The political parties should take a stand against misuse of money power, bribing of voters and distribution of freebies. Further, the political parties should move towards transparency and disclose the criteria for selection of candidates during elections.

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64th National Basketball Championship, New Delhi

64th National Basketball Championship, New Delhi

Defending Champions Uttarakhand and Indian Railways Start Their Campaign With A Win

 

26th February 2014: Defending Champions Uttarakhand Men and Indian Railways Women started their campaign of 64th National Basketball Championship on a winning note defeating Indian Railways 68-62 and West Bengal 68-40 respectively on the opening day of the championship.

 

In the match between Uttarakhand and Indian Railways both teams were matching basket for basket throughout the game. Scores were tied at 15 in the first quarter and Uttarakhand managed to nudge past Indian Railways 68-62 at half time. The third quarter saw Indian Railways taking a 45-39 lead. Amritpal Singh scored a double-double with 25 Points (22 Rebounds), Riyaz Uddin 16 (two 3 pointers) and Yadwinder Singh finished with12 points for Uttarakhand. Gagandeep Singh scored 20 and Prakesh Mishra added 10 points for Indian Railways.

 

Manisha Dange, Krishnan Radha and S Kokila scored 12 points apiece and Indian Railways beat West Bengal 68-40 in their opening match today after leading 37-27 at half time. Anju Lakra top scored for Indian Railways with 13. S Oraon 11 and S Tudu finished with 8 points for West Bengal.

 

The 64th National Basketball Championship being held at the Thaygaraj Stadium from 26th February to 5th March 2014 is organized by The Basketball Federation of India and supported by IMG-Reliance. In all 51 teams, 27 men and 24 women are participating in the country’s top most competition played on League–cum–Knock-out basis. Top 10 teams of the previous year ranking are grouped in Pool A’ & B’ (Level I).  The winner will take home Rs 1,00,000 while the first and second runners-up will receive Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively. The rest of the teams will be playing the qualifying league in the Pools ‘C,D,E,F’ for a chance to be promoted to Level 1 for the 65th Senior National Basketball Championship.

 

The Inaugural ceremony saw cultural programme by kids from local schools and march-past by the participating teams. Chief Guest for the evening Mr. Ajit Mohan Saran IAS, Secretary Sports, Government of India, Ministry of Sport & Youth Affairs along with Guest of Honour Mr. Neeraj Kansal IPS Secretary Sports Authority of India and Hall of Fame Coach from NBA Del Harris were felicitated by Basketball Federation of India officials during the Inaugural Ceremony.

There is no entry fee for the event and we welcome one and all to come and watch India’s best basketball players in action.

Results

Men

26th February 2014

 

Punjab (Ranbir Singh 15, Amripal Singh 14, Gurvinder Singh 14, Jagdeep Singh 14) bt Andhra Pradesh (G.V.Reddy 13, Sri Ganesh patil 8) 92-44 (27-4, 27-22, 21-10, 17-8)

 

Uttar Pradesh (Bobby Singh 12, Shyamvir Singh 11) bt Goa (Johan Branganga 9, Craig Maneab 8) 62-27 (25-13, 12-10, 15-03, 10-01)

 

Haryana (Hemant 29, Pardeep 17, Deepak 15, Vikash 10) bt West Bengal (Chorlal Sharma 21, Manoj Kaswan 10) 86-61 (23-14, 20-18, 22-14, 21-15)

 

Jharkhand (Shamshad Alam 16, Allen Peter 15, Vishal Bagh 10) bt Bihar (Yogesh Kumar 15, Manvendra 13, Abhish Pratap Singh 12) 64-45 (15-9, 17-12, 17-10, 15-14)

 

Services (Gopal Ram 17, S M Settu 16, Dalip Kumar 13, Narender Grewal 11, Jairam 11, Manu Thomas 10) bt Rajasthan (Prashant Singh 22, Vinod Kumar 10) 101-57 (19-17, 31-9, 26-14, 25-17)

 

Madhya Pradesh (Harendra S.Tomer 16, Syed Anam Ali 13, Christopher S.Minhas 11) bt Mizoram (Henry L.Ramneaihawn 14, P.B.Vanlalmuana 10) 69-52 (20-14, 24-16, 14-15, 11-7)

 

Uttarakhand (Amritpal Singh 25, Riyaz Uddin 16, Yadwinder Singh 12) bt Indian Railways (Gagandeep Singh 20, Prakesh Mishra 10) 68-62 (15-15, 13-11, 11-19, 29-17)

 

Women

 

26th February 2014

 

Indian Railways (Anju Lakra 13, Manisha Dange 12, Krishnan Radha 12, S Kokila 12) bt West Bengal (S Oraon 11, S Tudu 8) 68-40 (25-16, 12-11, 13-9, 18-4)

 

Andhra Pradesh (E. Joyti 30, M.Gayathri 22, Jincy Joseph 17) bt Himachal Pradesh (Balwinder 30, Munisha 10) 75-60 (13-19, 15-16, 20-15, 25-10)

 

Punjab (Nagma Mirza 16, Kirandeep Kaur 15, Harjeet Kaur 13, Nirmal Kaur 13) bt Madhya Pradesh (Jhilik Roy 24, Sakshi Pandey 15) 79-59 (23-12, 18-13, 17-12, 21-22)

 

Rajasthan (Manisha Meena 18, Anita Meena 13, Usha Chouhan 10) bt Chandigarh (Simi Singh 11, Karamjeet Kaur 7) 61-26 (20-7, 16-0, 17-6, 8-13)

 

Tamil Nadu (Appoorva Muralinath 26, Soniya Joy 14, R. Ramya 14) bt Maharashtra (Sonu M.Saji 6, Keeny Susan lalu 5) 63-20 (22-2, 18-5, 11-7, 12-6)

 

Bihar (G.Satya Saraswati 31, Arti Singh 12) bt Assam (Laxmi Kumari 14, Smitali Saikai 8, Punam Sahani 7) 51-50 (14-13, 8-14, 9-7, 20-16)

 

Uttar Pradesh (Niharika 16, Preeti Kumari 11) bt Haryana (Pooja 14) 50-26 (26-2, 6-8, 6-7, 12-9)

 

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 16 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information at www.indiabasketball.org

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64TH SENIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

64TH SENIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN AND WOMEN 

 
 
BASKETBALL FEDERATION OF INDIA
64TH  SENIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN AND WOMEN ORGANISED BY BASKETBALL FEDERATION OF INDIA AT THYAGARAJA INDOOR STADIUM, NEW DELHI FROM 26TH FEBRUARY 2014 TO 5THMARCH 2014
 
COMPETITION INFORMATION
1.                   Venue: Thyagarja Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
2.                   Dates: 26th February 2014 to 5th March 2014
3.                   Format: League cum knockout. Classification upto 10th place. Loser knockout.
4.                   Groups: Level 1 – A & B Groups
   Level 2 – C, D, E &F Groups
5.                   Team Bench The First Named team in the programme shall occupy the bench on the left side of the scorers table/ The second named team in the programme shall occupy the bench on the right side of the scorer’s table.
6.                   Uniform: The first named team in the programme shall wear WHITE uniform.  The second named team in the programme shall wear DARK colour uniform.
7.                   Protest: As per the rules of the BFI along with a fee of Rs 2000/- (Rupees Two thousand only)
8.                   Teams Walkout: A TEAM LOSES THE GAME BY “FORFEIT”. If a team refuses to play after being instructed to come in and play by the official, “the game is awarded to the opponents and the score will be recorded as 20-0”.
9.                   Managers meeting: 25th February 2014 at 06.00 PM (Thyagaraja Indoor stadium)
10.               Referees Clinic: 25th February 2014 at 06.30 PM (Thyagaraja Indoor Stadium)
 
 
 
GROUPINGS (MEN)
LEVEL – 1                                                              LEVEL – 2                                                                                                      
GROUP “A”
GROUP “B”
GROUP “C”
GROUP “D”
GROUP “E”
GROUP “F”
UTTARAKHAND
PUNJAB
HARYANA
KARNATAKA
MAHARASHTRA
GUJARAT
TAMIL NADU
SERVICES
GOA
CHANDIGARH
BIHAR
ASSAM
IND. RLYS
RAJASTHAN
H P
J & K
JHARKHAND
M P
CHHATTISGARH
KERALA
U.P
PUDUCHERRY
ODISHA
MIZORAM
DELHI
A.P
WEST BENGAL
WOMEN
LEVEL 1                                                                   LEVEL 2
GROUP “A”
GROUP “B”
GROUP “C”
GROUP “D”
GROUP “E”
GROUP “F”
IND. RLYS
TAMIL NADU
A P
U P
RAJASTHAN
BIHAR
DELHI
CHHATTISGARH
H P
HARYANA
CHANDIGARH
ASSAM
KERALA
MAHARASHTRA
J & K
JHARKHAND
ODISHA
PUDUCHERRY
KARNATAKA
PUNJAB
UTTARAKHAND
WEST BENGAL
M P
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Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
1
MADHYA PRADESH
Vs
PUNJAB
WB
08.00 AM
2
MAHARASHTRA
Vs
TAMIL NADU
WB
09.30 AM
3
SERVICES
Vs
RAJASTHAN
MB
11.00 AM
4
UTTARAKHAND
Vs
IND. RAILWAYS
MA
12.30 PM
5
PUNJAB
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
MB
02.00 PM
6
IND. RAILWAYS
Vs
WEST BENGAL
WA
03.30 PM
      INAUGURATION AT 4.30 PM. MATCHES COMMENCE AFTER INAUGURATION
7
DELHI
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
MA
8
DELHI
Vs
KARNATAKA
WA
Court – 2
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
9
UTTAR PRADESH
Vs
GOA
MC
08.00 AM
10
HARYANA
Vs
WEST BENGAL
MC
09.30 AM
11
HIMACHAL PRADESH
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
WC
11.00 AM
12
MAHARASHTRA
Vs
ODISHA
ME
12.30 PM
13
UTTAR PRADESH
Vs
HARYANA
WD
02.00 PM
14
PUDUCHERRY
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
MD
03.30 PM
                           AFTER INAUGURATION
15
KARNATAKA
Vs
CHANDIGARH
MD
16
GUJARAT
Vs
ASSAM
MF
Court – 3
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
17
RAJASTHAN
Vs
CHANDIGARH
WE
08.00 AM
18
BIHAR
Vs
JHARKHAND
ME
09.30 AM
19
MADHYA PRADESH
Vs
MIZORAM
MF
11.00 AM
20
BIHAR
Vs
ASSAM
WF
12.30 PM
21
UTTAR PRADESH
Vs
HIMACHAL PRADESH
MC
02.00 PM
                            AFTER INAUGURATION
22
PUDUCHERRY
Vs
UTTARAKHAND
WF
23
GOA
Vs
WEST BENGAL
MC
27.02.2014
Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
24
CHHATTISGARH
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
WB
08.00 AM
25
KERALA
Vs
KARNATAKA
WA
09.30 AM
BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS
26
PUNJAB
Vs
RAJASTHAN
MB
01.00 PM
27
PUNJAB
Vs
MAHARASHTRA
WB
02.30 PM
28
KERALA
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
MB
04.00 PM
29
UTTARAKHAND
Vs
TAMIL NADU
MA
05.30 PM
30
DELHI
Vs
WEST BENGAL
WA
07.00 PM
31
DELHI
Vs
IND. RAILWAYS
MA
08.30 PM
Court – 2
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
32
HIMACHAL PRADESH
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
WC
08.00 AM
33
JHARKHAND
Vs
UTTAR PRADESH
WD
09.30 AM
BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS
34
HARYANA
Vs
HIMACHAL PRADESH
MC
01.00 PM
35
KARNATAKA
Vs
PUDUCHERRY
MD
02.30 PM
36
MAHARASHTRA
Vs
BIHAR
ME
04.00 PM
37
JHARKHAND
Vs
ODISHA
ME
05.30 PM
38
ASSAM
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
MF
07.00 PM
Court -3
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
39
CHANDIGARH
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
MD
08.00 AM
40
GUJARAT
Vs
MIZORAM
MF
09.30 AM
BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS
41
BIHAR
Vs
PUDUCHERRY
WF
01.00 PM
42
ASSAM
Vs
UTTARAKHAND
WF
02.30 PM
43
WEST BENGAL
Vs
HIMACHAL PRADESH
MC
04.00 PM
44
RAJASTHAN
Vs
ODISHA
WE
05.30 PM
28.02.2014
Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
45
TAMIL NADU
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
WB
08.00 AM
46
SERVICES
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
MB
09.30 AM
47
KERALA
Vs
WEST BENGAL
WA
11.00 AM
48
MAHARASHTRA
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
WB
12.30 PM
49
TAMIL NADU
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
MA
02.00 PM
50
PUNJAB
Vs
KERALA
MB
03.30 PM
51
DELHI
Vs
IND RAILWAYS
WA
05.00 PM
52
UTTARAKHAND
Vs
DELHI
MA
06.30 PM
Court – 2
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
53
HARYANA
Vs
GOA
MC
08.00 AM
54
WEST BENGAL
Vs
UTTAR PRADESH
MC
09.30 AM
55
ANDHRA PRADESH
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
WC
11.00 AM
56
HARYANA
Vs
JHARKHAND
WD
12.30 PM
57
KARNATAKA
Vs
JAMMU & KASHMIR
MD
02.00 PM
58
JHARKHAND
Vs
MAHARASHTRA
ME
03.30 PM
59
GOA
Vs
HIMACHAL PRADESH
MC
05.00 PM
60
GUJARAT
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
MF
06.30 PM
Court -3
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
61
ODISHA
Vs
CHANDIGARH
WE
08.00 AM
62
ODISHA
Vs
BIHAR
ME
09.30 AM
63
CHANDIGARH
Vs
PUDUCHERRY
MD
11.00 AM
64
MIZORAM
Vs
ASSAM
MF
12.30 PM
65
BIHAR
Vs
UTTARAKHAND
WF
02.00 PM
66
ASSAM
Vs
PUDUCHERRY
WF
03.30 PM
67
UTTAR PRADESH
Vs
HARYANA
MC
05.00 PM
01.03.2014
Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
68
KARNATAKA
Vs
WEST BENGAL
WA
08.00 AM
69
PUNJAB
Vs
TAMIL NADU
WB
09.30 AM
70
RAJASTHAN
Vs
ANDHRA PRADESH
MB
11.00 AM
71
CHHATTISGARH
Vs
MAHARASHTRA
WB
12.30 PM
72
IND RAILWAYS
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
MA
02.00 PM
73
IND RAILWAYS
Vs
KERALA
WA
03.30 PM
74
DELHI
Vs
TAMIL NADU
MA
05.00 PM
75
SERVICES
Vs
KERALA
MB
06.30 PM
Court -2 (QUALIFYING  MATCHES)
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
76
C 1
Vs
F 1
WOMEN
08.00 AM
77
C 1
Vs
F 1
MEN
09.30 AM
LOSER KNOCKOUT (QUARTER FINALS)
78
C2
Vs
E3
WOMEN
11.00 AM
79
C 2
Vs
E 3
MEN
12.30 PM
80
F2
Vs
D3
WOMEN
02.00 PM
81
F2
Vs
D3
MEN
03.30 PM
Court – 3 (QUALIFYING MATCHES)
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
82
D 1
Vs
E 1
WOMEN
08.00 AM
83
D 1
Vs
E 1
MEN
09.30 AM
LOSER KNOCKOUT (QUARTER FINALS)
84
E 2
Vs
C 3
WOMEN
11.00 AM
85
E 2
Vs
C 3
MEN
12.30 PM
86
           F 3
Vs
D 2
WOMEN
02.00 PM
87
F 3
Vs
D 2
MEN
03.30 PM
02.03.2014
Court – 1
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
88
CHHATTISGARH
Vs
PUNJAB
WB
08.00 AM
89
TAMIL NADU
Vs
MADHYA PRADESH
WB
09.30 AM
90
PUNJAB
Vs
SERVICES
MB
11.00 AM
91
IND RAILWAYS
Vs
KARNATAKA
WA
12.30 PM
92
UTTARAKHAND
Vs
CHHATTISGARH
MA
02.00 PM
93
KERALA
Vs
RAJASTHAN
MB
03.30 PM
94
TAMIL NADU
Vs
IND RAILWAYS
MA
05.00 PM
95
DELHI
Vs
KERALA
WA
06.30 PM
Court – 2
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
QUALIFYING MATCHES
96
W/O (D 1 X E 1)
Vs
W/O (C 1 X F 1)
WOMEN
08.00 AM
97
W/O (D 1 X E 1)
Vs
W/O (C 1 X F 1)
MEN
09.30 AM
WINNERS WILL CHOOSE EITHER A 5 OR B 5 (WITHIN 30 MINUTES) AFTER THEIR MATCH
LOSER KNOCKOUT – SEMI FINALS
98
W/O (E 2 X C 3)
Vs
W/O (F 3 X D 2)
WOMEN
11.00 AM
Court – 3
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
LOSER KNOCKOUT – SEMI FINALS
99
W/O (C2 X E 3)
Vs
W/O (D3 X F 2)
WOMEN
08.00 AM
100
W/O (C 2 X E 3)
Vs
W/O (D 3 X F 2)
MEN
09.30 AM
101
W/O (E 2 X C 3)
Vs
W/O (F 3 X D 2)
MEN
11.00 AM
03.03.2014
Court – 1
QUARTER FINALS
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
102
A 3
Vs
B 2
WOMEN
08.00 AM
103
A 3
Vs
B 2
MEN
09.30 AM
104
B 3
Vs
A 2
WOMEN
11.00 AM
105
B 3
Vs
A 2
MEN
12.30 PM
106
A 1
Vs
W/O (B 4 X A 5)
WOMEN
02.00 PM
107
A 1
Vs
W/O (B 4 X A 5)
MEN
03.30 PM
108
B 1
Vs
W/O (A 4 x B 5)
WOMEN
05.00 PM
109
B 1
Vs
W/O (A 4 X B 5)
MEN
06.30 PM
Court – 2
 PRE QUARTER FINALS (KNOCKOUT) LEVEL – I
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
110
B 4
Vs
A 5
WOMEN
08.00 AM
111
B 4
Vs
A 5
MEN
09.30 AM
LEVEL 1 TO LEVEL 2 (FOR NEXT YEAR)
112
A 5
Vs
B 5
WOMEN
11.00 AM
Court – 3
 PRE QUARTER FINALS (KNOCKOUT) LEVEL – I
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
113
A 4
Vs
B 5
WOMEN
08.00 AM
114
A 4
Vs
B 5
MEN
09.30 AM
LEVEL 1 TO LEVEL 2 (FOR NEXT YEAR)
WOMEN
115
A 5
Vs
B 5
MEN
11.00 AM
04.03.2014
Court – 1
LOOSER  KNOCKOUT  FINALS
116
WOMEN
08.00 AM
117
MEN
09.30 AM
CLASSIFICATION FOR 9TH & 10TH PLACE
No
Team “A”
Vs
Team “B”
Group
Timing
118
L/O (A 5 X B 4)
Vs
L/O (A 4 X B 5)
WOMEN
11.00 AM
119
L/O (A 5 X B 4)
Vs
L/O (A 4 X B 5)
MEN
12.30 PM
SEMI – FINALS  LEVEL 1 &2
120
W/O A 1 VS (W/O A5 X B4)
Vs
W/O (A 3 X B 2)
WOMEN
02.00 PM
121
W/O A 1 VS (W/O A5 X B4)
Vs
W/O (A 3 X B 2)
MEN
03.30 PM
122
W/O B 1 VS (W/O B 5 X A 4)
VS
W/O (A 2 X B 3)
WOMEN
05.00 PM
123
W/O B 1 VS (W/O B 5 X A 4)
VS
W/O (A 2 X B 3)
MEN
06.30 PM
Court – 2
FOR 5TH, 6TH, 7TH & 8TH CLASSIFICATION
No