Friday, July 30, 2010

India and Myanmar Sign five agreements

2010-07-30 05:45:55 - 30 July 2010 New Delhi
Nksagar - Sagar Media Senior General Than Shwe received a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 27 July 2010. He was received by the President of India, who hosted a banquet in his honour. Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India, Shri S. M. Krishna, External Affairs Minister and Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition called on Senior General Than Shwe. Senior General Than Shwe had a meeting with the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, which was followed by delegation level talks.

India and Myanmar has signed series of Mou according to a press release by India's Ministry of External Affairs, the two countries agreed to enhance their economic and defense cooperation, among other areas.Both signed a treaty for mutual assistance in criminal matters and cooperation in science and technology. The agreements also include three MoUs offering India's assistance in implementation of
small developmental projects, as well as cooperation in the conservation and restoration of Ananda Temple in Bagan, a major archeological zone in central Burma.

India will also provide high-speed patrol boats, rifles with night vision devices and armored personnel carriers to help combat Indian insurgent groups operating along the Indo-Burma border.

EXIM bank of India also agreed to provide a US $60 million line of credit to fund various railway projects, and New Delhi pledged $10 million for the purchase of modern agricultural equipment.

Burma also welcomed a “substantial additional investment” by two Indian oil companies for the development of projects in Burmese offshore blocks A-1 and A-3, including a natural gas pipeline now under construction at Ramree, an island off Burma's Arakan coast, said a joint statement released by MEA.

Under the telecommunication agreement, the official fiber telecommunication link between India and Burma via Moreh and Mandalay will be upgraded to a microwave link which will be financed by a $6 million line of credit from India. A new optical fiber link between Monywa in upper Burma to Rhi-Zawkhathar will also be undertaken with Indian assistance.

Agreements were also signed for direct banking links between the two countries, tourism, human resource development such as language training, a center to enhance IT skills, a scholarship program for officials and the construction of an industrial training center in Pakokku.

Agreements signed between India and Myanmar during the visit of Chairman,
State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar July 27, 2010
Treaty India Myanmar on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters H.E. U Nyan Win
Minister of Foreign Affairs Shri P. Chidambaram Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs
Second is Memorandum of Understanding regarding Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of Small Development Projects H.E. U Soe Tha Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Shri S.M. Krishna Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs.
Third Agreement on Cooperation in the fields of Science & Technology H.E. U Kyi Thein Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar, New Delhi Shri T. Ramasami
Secretary, Department of Science & Technology
Fourth Memorandum of Understanding on Information Cooperation H.E. U Kyaw Hsan Minister for Information Shri Raghu Menon Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Fifth Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation and Restoration of the Ananda Temple in Bagan H.E. U Kyi Thein Ambassador of the Union
of Myanmar, New Delhi Shri Jawhar Sircar Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Britain's FM George Osborne invite Indian bankers in UK

Britain's Finance Minister on Wednesday rang the opening bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange Asia's oldest bourse and hoped of starting a new partnership with India.

"This is the beginning of a new relationship," United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne told reporters after kicking-off trading at the BSE in Mumbai."It is a historic day as I am opening (the trading at) Asia's oldest bourse Bombay Stock Exchange," Osborne said.

"Britain once again wants to build a new relationship with India which could change the landscape of rural India. We are here to forge a new economic and cultural partnership. We are here to declare Britain open for business with you," Osborne said.Osborne is in India along with Prime Minister David Cameron and a host of other ministers and senior businessmen.

"India is progressing in every aspect. We want to attract India's dynamic and innovative entrepreneurs to our kingdom," he said, adding that the "country has a huge opportunity for our financial and manufacturing companies."

The minister invited Indian bankers to list in the UK and set up branches.
"We will provide licences to banks to start operations in the UK and will give more opportunity to be listed there," he said."British legal firms and business houses can help India finance its infrastructure needs and bring technology to help rural India," he said.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Asia International Cyclothoin 2010

2010-07-28 06:50:29 - 28 July 2010 Nksagar - Sagar Media -: New Delhi;
An international cycle race,will be held here on August 29,Asian second mega international cycling event- Gitanjali Tour De Delhi - Cyclothoin 2010

An international cycle race,will be held here on August 29,Asian second mega international cycling event- Gitanjali tour De Delhi - Cyclothoin 2010 to be held at Barakhamba Road on 29 August 29,2010 under the category 1.2 of Asia tour within the aegis of International Cycling Union { UCI} a test event for the cycling competition of the ensuing Commonwealth Games.


Gitanjali Tour de Delhi -- Cyclothon 2010, the banner to have sixteen International participation teams from Germany, Holland and Belgium. CWG cycling test event on August 29 with caption "Burn Fat, Not Fuel" will follow the same route,earmarked for all cycling races for the Games of the 100-km Elite international race. At National level the 65-km race will see competition among Indian cyclists from 22 states.

Winner to get training for participation in the CW Games.The race and selection of riders approved and governed by International Cycling Unions (UCI).

Mr S Dhindsa,President CFI commented on this occasions, "After the success of Tour De Mumbia,we are delighted to conduct an International racing event in the national capital which will be flag off for Delhi Commonwealth games 2010"

Further added that," CFI is all set to promote cycling as a serious sports in India."
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UK and India relationship 'beneficial for the world'

UK and India relationship 'beneficial for the world'
2010-07-28 17:53:54 - British Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon David Cameron MP wrote in Indian daily, “To show how serious I am, I have brought with me the biggest visiting delegation of any British Prime Minister in recent memory: members of my cabinet, industry leaders, top businessmen and women, figures from the arts, sports and local government. We’re all here to make the case that this deeper relationship will be beneficial not just for our own countries, but for the world.”

Mr Cameron is joined by UK government ministers: William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Vince Cable, Business Minister; Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport; Gregory Barker, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change and David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science.

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Minister called on the Governor of Karnataka and visited Infosys, where he made a keynote speech. Mr Cameron visited the Hawk facility at Hindustan Aeronautics before departing for New Delhi. In Delhi, the UK Prime Minister will have a Guard of Honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and then lay a wreath at the Raj Ghat. Mr Cameron will meet President Mrs Pratibha Patil; Vice President Mr Hamid Ansari; Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Chairman of the United Progressive Alliance and Mrs Sushma Swaraj, BJP, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha.

An agreement signed today between BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and India's leading aerospace company, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), to supply 57 Hawk trainer aircraft to India.The deal is worth around £700 million, of which over £500 million is for BAE Systems and up to £200 million for Rolls-Royce. This is the second tranche of the purchase by India since 2004 when it had finalized a deal to buy 66 HAWKs.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Chairman and Managing Director Ashok Nayak and Karnataka Minister for Home V S Acharya were also present at the HAL complex in Bangalore.along with British Prime Minister David Cameron said:"I am delighted to witness the agreement between HAL and BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. This is an outstanding example of India-UK defence and industrial partnership, and this agreement will bring significant economic benefits to both our countries. It is evidence of our new, commercial foreign policy in action."

Cameron said that it is not right for Pakistan to have any relationship with groups that are promoting terror, in comments seen as endorsing India's stand.

"We cannot tolerate in any sense the idea that this country(Pakistan) is allowed to look both ways and is able, in any way, to promote the export of terror, whether to India or whether to Afghanistan or anywhere else in the world," he said.


UK, Minister of Universities and Science on Wednesday said "proper policing" was needed to crack down on "bogus colleges" and check inflow of migrants.

"We are committed to controlling the total number of migrants coming to Great Britain and the way we will be doing that is by cracking down on bogus colleges in Britain, which are encouraging people into the country who are not students," Minister for Universities and Science, David Willets said.

Willets, further added his country valued the links between Indian students, academicians and their British counterparts.Britain had in February this year announced new measures aimed at cutting the number of student visas issued abroad and prevent misuse of the immigration system.

Under the new measures, successful applicants from India and other countries outside the European Union will have to meet a higher bar on English language requirement.Students taking courses below degree level will be allowed to work for only 10 hours a week, instead of the previous 20. He also wished more British students come to India
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Six Indian champions Brand Ambassadors Delhi CWG 2010

NEW DELHI, July 27, 2010:Nksagar-Sagar Media -:Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi today named a group of six ace sportspersons as Brand Ambassadors for the Games to be held here from October 3 to 14.

Olympic and world 10m air rifle champion Abhinav Bindra, world no. 2 badminton player Saina Nehwal, the athlete of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Samaresh Jung, Olympic bronze medallist boxer Vijender Kumar, Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar and four-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom are the Brand Ambassadors for Delhi 2010.

“These champions have done India proud with their achievements and will serve as remarkable Brand Ambassadors for the Games,” said Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Chairman Mr, Suresh Kalmadi, MP. “Their passion, personality, and presence as well as their amazing pursuit of excellence truly reflect the vision of the Organising Committee.

“Their focus, mental strength and resilience make them role models, inspiring generations of Indians not just with their achievements but also with their work ethic, discipline and determination,” Mr. Kalmadi said. “It ties up with the ideals of the Organising Committee and I am sure these champions will inspire Indians to back the Commonwealth Games and take to Olympic sport.

“We are poised at the cusp of staging the biggest sporting celebrations ever in India and I am confident that this squad of six Brand Ambassadors will find universal appeal across the nation. I believe that they will lend their charisma to ensure that the Games are a huge draw with the people,” Mr. Kalmadi said.


About the Brand Ambassadors:

The 27-year-old Abhinav Bindra won top honours in the 10m air rifle event at the ISSF World Shooting Championship in Zagreb in 2006 and the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. He has also won two gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and Melbourne.

Barely 20, Saina Nehwal has endeared herself to the hearts of millions of Indian sports fans with her consistent performances in the past two years. Beginning with a quarterfinal appearance at the Olympic Games, she has won three Super Series crowns in the past 12 months

The air pistol expert Samaresh Jung, 40, has won seven gold medals, three silver and a bronze in the last two editions of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and Melbourne. His haul of five gold, a silver and a bronze in 2006 saw him being named for the David Dixon Award for the best athlete of the Games.

Besides his Olympic Games middleweight boxing bronze medal in Beijing, the 24-year-old Vijender Singh has won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne as well as bronze medals in the Asian Games at Doha in 2006 and the World Amateur Boxing Championship at Milan in 2009.

Sushil Kumar, 27, won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in 2008 and is a two-time bronze medal winner at the Asian Wrestling Championships in 2003 and 2008. He also has three gold medals at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Mary Com, the World boxing champion, has to her credit,winning the World Championship crowns in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008, Mary Kom, 27, has claimed the Asian Championship prize as many as three times. Having coming back to boxing as mother of twins, she is an inspiration across the country and widely respected as one of the finest women champions in India.

Monday, July 26, 2010

British PM supports India special relationship

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2010-07-26 18:18:14 - Prime Minister David Cameron joined by Group of Ministers including five government ministers, scores of businessmen and a number of sports stars plus cultural figures are on their trip to India.Ministers arrive Bangalore Tuesday 27 July 2010 where £500 million contract for BAE to supply 57 jets in collaboration with Hindustan Aeronautics is expected the deals unveiled thus strengthening special relationship in terms of diplomatic and business link with India.

British PM David Cameron visiting India with the largest ministerial delegation to the sub-continent in recent history diplomatic delegates includes George Osborne, the Chancellor, William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, and Vince Cable, the Business Secretary and Barclays chief executive, John Varley.

Britain and India basket of bilateral trade worth almost £12 billion are to explore business relations in scientific research and
clean technology environment friendly sciences and business with supplies of complete civil nuclear plants.Education and collaboration on security to counter terrorism shall be on the agenda when the two Prime Minister meet Thursday 29 th July 2010.
India role is important due to its nearly four hundred year history of trade with the UK, has now mammoth English-speaking population and already has close ties as a result of emigration and educational placements. India's role in UN security council after its induction G 20 is seen as EU congenial partner to play its role in International diplomatic relation with Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar likely to figure on wide spectrum of diplomacy.

Parliamentarian accompanying the Prime Minister is Jo Johnson, the Conservative MP for Orpington, who has said the UK is restricting access for Indian entrepreneurs right at a time when we should be competing strongly to attract them.

On question, Visa stringent caps by Nksagar High Commissioner said the British government
making all efforts to keep check on the rightful tourist from India and of total tourist fifteen percent UK tourist visited India last year. Further added that research in science education and business trade are key sectors in which Britain looks for special relations.

British PM supports India special relationship but Mr Johnson said the UK eeds to be competing for the Indian entrepreneurial classes and encouraging them to come and invest here, and the UK Visa cap is sending a contradictory message.

British Government introduced an interim UK Visa cap last week with the full cap to come into effect in April next year.The interim limits will apply to all new applicants under Tier 1 (General), except for extension applications and in-country applications. Applications under Tier 2 (General) will be limited by the number of Employer Sponsorship Licences that are issued.

Indian Government has complained directly to the Prime Minister about the cap on non-EU immigration saying the policy affects professionals needed by the UK economy: Indian doctors, engineers and nurses.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

ITax to double digit contribution to GDP

24 July 20110 -New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar -: Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee has asked the income tax department to make double digit contribution to GDP by collecting high revenues and help in building strong nation.

Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressing the senior officials of the Department on the occasion of 150 years of income tax in India, said that efforts are on to bring tax reforms in Direct and Indirect taxes with effect from the next Financial Year. In this regard he mentioned that the Direct Taxes Code Bill will be introduced in the
forthcoming session of the Parliament. On this occasion the Finance Minister released the revised Citizens’ Charter of the Income Tax Department
. Minister of State(Revenue), Shri S.S. Palanimanickam, Secretary Revenue, Shri Sunil Mitra, Chairman CBDT and Members of CBDT were also present on the occasion among others.

FM added, "For the first time in the legislative history of India, a Bill for imposing duties on profits arising from property, professions, trades & offices was passed by the Legislative Council of India and received the assent of the Governor General on 24th July 1860. This Act was precursor to the modern income tax law in the country. On this very special day, Department should rededicate itself to partner in the nation building process through progressive tax policy, efficient and effective administration and improved voluntary compliance.

It would befit the occasion to say a few words about the person, who laid the foundation for taxation in India. James Wilson, before he quit the British Parliament to join as the Finance Member in the Council of India in 1859, had a distinguished career as a Member of the Privy Council and the founder of the globally acclaimed magazine “The Economist”. He came to India to establish the tax structure, a new paper currency and to remodel the finance system after the 1857 War of Independence. In 1860, James Wilson breathed his last in Kolkata. His grave was recently rediscovered in Kolkata by an officer of the Income Tax Department and restored.

Since 1860 to the present day, the Income Tax Department has traversed over three centuries and has witnessed the collapse of imperial rule in India and rise of a magnificent democratic economy. The emergence of India as an economic power-house has also been reflected in our enhanced revenue collection from direct taxes. From meagre revenue of Rs.1.35 crore in 1860-61, the Income Tax Department has collected nearly Rs.3.80 Lakh crore in 2009-10. The contribution of direct taxes to the GDP has increased three-fold from 1.9% to 6.1%. The annual growth rate of direct taxes has averaged about 24% in the last 5 years. This was despite two low-growth years in 2008-09 and 2009-10 due to slowdown in the global economy. With the Indian economy poised to grow at 8.5% during the current fiscal, we expect the tax growth to regain its past buoyancy.

Tax administration has undergone significant changes in the last two-and-a-half decades, steadily moving towards lower tax rates and enhanced voluntary tax compliance. The role of tax Department and the tax officer has changed from that of a tax-enforcer to that of a tax facilitator. Whereas earlier tax administration enforced laws with intimidation, today it facilitates compliance by creating atmosphere conducive to voluntary payment and discourage tax evasion by credible and non-intrusive technology-driven deterrence."

FM said that "The new DTC, which is now at final stage of drafting, is a major attempt to rewrite the existing direct tax laws. It will simplify, rationalize and consolidate the laws and procedures relating to direct taxes. The DTC will provide a taxation regime which is simple and broad based leading to lower tax rates, better tax compliance and reduced litigation. The simplified direct tax laws will also provide a conducive environment for investment and will make India an attractive destination for foreign investors.

The Department has embarked on many “taxpayer friendly” schemes and services such as PAN or the taxpayer identification number; electronic filing, payment, refund, accounting and verification of taxes; Centralized Processing Centres to process tax returns faster and for better management of bulk operations; and Sevottam Scheme & Aayakar Sewa Kendras for improved tracking and redressal of taxpayer grievances.

A lot more remains to be done. The Department needs to reinvent itself to meet the challenges of the next 50 years. The Department should concentrate on its core functions of data mining, risk profiling and risk-assessment; tax enforcement and recovery; dispute resolution and grievance redressal; taxpayer awareness and education; and other administrative, judicial, audit and Parliament-related functions.

One area of concern is litigation with taxpayers. Department is filing appeals in a routine manner without careful thought and examination leading to the Department earning the dubious distinction of being the biggest litigant in the Government of India. I have noticed that some of the appeals filed by the Department have been dismissed by the courts on account of gross delays. These issues require a relook at system of legal and judicial management.

The Department also needs to strengthen its administrative structure, including its headquarters, to enable it to undertake greater responsibilities. It needs to evolve functionally to cater to highly specialized and new areas of work.

In a vast, populous and diverse country like India, a Department with a customer base of 3.5 crore taxpayers and nearly 10 crore PAN holders, needs huge resources for manpower, infrastructure and communications systems."

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US soldiers missing in Afghanistan: NATO

Sunday, July 25, 2010 - KABUL: Two American soldiers are missing in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said on Saturday, hours after reporting that five US troops had been killed in bomb attacks.Five U.S. service members were killed by improvised explosive devices,pose a greater threat to life for Western troops in this nine-year war.The missing soldiers left their compound late Friday "and did not return", a statement from NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said, amid reports one of them may already be dead.Their vehicle had been recovered in Logar province, south of Kabul, an official said.

"Nobody has been found but there are reports that there may be a casualty and that the body has been removed from the scene," a military official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.All reports were unsubstantiated, he added. ISAF said a road and air search had been launched.

A Taliban spokesman denied the insurgents were behind the disappearance of the soldiers, though earlier in the day he had contacted media outlets with detailed descriptions of the soldiers and the equipment they were carrying.

Speaking to media by telephone from an undisclosed location, the Taliban's eastern Afghanistan spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said: "So far, we are not aware of it and cannot confirm this".Reports geo.tv

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CBSE to impart Hotel Management courses

21 July 2010 -New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar :- Kumari Selja said that a robust economy has a cascading effect on tourism as well. Conversely, tourism is an important driver in the growth of economy especially in the area of employment generation. The indirect impact of tourism on economy is much larger.

In a function organized for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in New Delhi on 20 July 2010 .
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will impart Hotel Management and Catering Technology courses for students of Class XI and XII with
effect from the academic session 2010-11 in CBSE schools.

The Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the CBSE and the National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT), New Delhi, MoU was signed by NCHMCT CEO Devesh Chaturvedi and CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi in the presence Kumari Selja and Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal and his deputy, D. Purandeswari were present on the occasion.

The minister said, "To translate the opportunity accorded to us by the cascading effect of a robust economy into tangible gains, theTourism Industry needs to be in a state of readiness. As per a survey conducted in the year 2004, the industry requires about two lakh-trained persons annually. As against this, the supply is only 18000 persons, which effectively came to only 12000 persons after reckoning the attrition.

She added that this huge skill gap in the industry is a cause of serious concern and the government has to find means to negotiate the huge skill gap which is affecting the hospitality sector.

Kumari Selja informed that her ministry has constantly endeavored with a multi-pronged strategy to bridge this skill gap. The approach comprises strengthening of institutional infrastructure for training, special programmes and schemes to enable and up-skill the existing service providers, standardization and certification of services and broad basing of hospitality education.

"It is in this larger context that the MoU between the NCHMCT and CBSE becomes immensely important. It is expected that by the year 2022, we will have about 5 million educated persons withtourism specific skills. This number will constitute direct employment in the Industry. The MoU, therefore, is an instrument that will significantly contribute to the realization of inclusive growth," she said.

The minister further added that currently there are 33 Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) and 5 Food Craft Institutes (FCIs) sponsored by the Union Ministry of Tourism. The Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM) at Gwalior and its centres at Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Goa and Nellore impart MBA level education specific totourism.

She informed that the tourism ministry has sanctioned 12 new State IHMs and 11 new FCIs. In the remaining period of 11th Plan, it is intended to sanction 5 more State IHMs and 14 FCIs. These institutes will have a collective capacity to train over 27000 persons annually.

"Union Ministry of Tourism has launched a flagship programme for young citizens under the 'Hunar Se Rozgar' Scheme. The programme with a pro-poor focus envisages engaging young persons constructively by giving them employable skills. The scheme offers 6 to 8 weeks training in Food & Beverages Services and Culinary Skills. The trainees are also paid a stipend of Rs.1500/- and Rs.2000/- in addition to a set of elegantly designed uniforms. This programme, launched in August 2009, has already trained over 5500 persons by 31st March 2010,"Kumari Selja said.

She stated that buoyed by the exuberant response, Hunar Se Rozgar programme has now been extended through the state governments. State governments can empanel institutes, both government and private, having necessary infrastructure and facilities, as the implementing agencies.

The Union Government has also encouraged industry stakeholders to conduct this programme through their own resources. She said that she would also like to expand the reach ofhospitality education by involving the State Education Boards, and sought the active support of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development in this regard.

Talking about the large numbers of unskilled and semi-skilled persons who have joined the industry, the minister said, "Obviously, such an influx in the Industry is demand-driven. It is in recognition of this fact that the ministry has launched another significant programme for imparting job training and certifying them through a system of IHMs. It aims to formally hone the skills of such people through hands on training."

She further added that this not only aids in their career progression, but also helps the ministry to recognize these certifications while classifying the hotels. This programme launched concurrently with the Hunar Se Rozgar Scheme has certified skills acquired by over 5000 persons as on 31st March 2010.

The MoU that was signed between NCHMCT and CBSE is a modest beginning to an initiative that will eventually grow into a comprehensive strategy for vocational education in the country. Under the MoU, 25 chosen schools will imparthospitality education as a full-fledged vocational stream at the plus-two level.

According to Kumari Selja, these institutes will hand-hold and guide the schools for at least 4-5 years in which time it is envisaged that this new vocational stream will become an acceptable and self-sustaining model and that the council has already designed the course curriculum for the 11th standard and that for the 12th standard will soon be ready.

Talking about the defacement and poor maintenance of heritage sites and places of tourist interest, Kumari Selja said that it is essential to sensitize the young minds about the importance of maintaining public hygiene and cleanliness, especially at the country's heritage sites and places of tourist interest. This sensitization must eventually become attitudinal and this process must begin at a very young age as a part of the formal school curriculum.

She urged upon the Minister for Human Resource Development, Kapil Sibal, to consider incorporating a chapter to this effect in the curriculum for middle school, adding that this will go a long way in shaping our national character as well.Kumari Selja said, Union Ministry of Tourism has launched a flagship programme for young citizens under the ‘Hunar Se Rozgar’ Scheme. The programme with a pro-poor focus envisages engaging young persons constructively by giving them employable skills. The scheme offers 6 to 8 weeks training in Food & Beverages Services and Culinary Skills. The trainees are also paid a stipend of Rs.1500/- and Rs.2000/- in addition to a set of elegantly designed uniforms. This programme, launched in August 2009, has already trained over 5500 persons by 31st March 2010.

NCHMCT to set up Mentor Centres wherever possible in the country to help take the students at these centres and provide guidance to students and placements said HRD Minister Kapil Sibal .New course to be introduced in selected cities in schools with adequate infrastructure and shall extended to other cities after it becomes popular and infrastructure is developed in their schools.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

General Than Shwe to visit India

July 19, 2010 Nksagar - Sagar Media -New Delhi :- Than Shwe heads to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and do the Buddhist circuit thus to improve his International relations.

Myanmar head of state Senior General Than Shwe will be undertaking a crucial visit to India later this month as he tries to garner international support for his regime's efforts to bring about what he calls "disciplined democracy".Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) has rejected the regime's move a decision that is said to have split the
NLD with another group willing to contest the polls.
Than Shwe have ordered his cabinet colleagues to take retirement from the military ahead of the polls in order to provide a civilian veneer to the current regime but this decision has apparently not gone down well with his colleagues as 25 per cent seats in the new parliament are reserved for serving military officers.
Than Shwe heads to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and do the Buddhist circuit thus to improve his International relations.
India,moving ahead in improving road connectivity and reopening the historic Stillwell Road. India in the past proposed to help Burma with institution building thus offered parliamentary training programmes to Myanmar's officials.Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao visit to Myanmar's new capital Nay Pyi Taw for consultations in March,conveyed India is eager to increase investment in the infrastructure sector besides further cooperation in oil and natural gas exploration.

US initiating a dialogue with Myanmar when did not find the Myanmar regime to road of democracy,US envoy Kurt Campbell has cancelled his next visit. With Myanmar image building exercise, Than Shwe planned electoral exercise to improve Myanmar's image his visit to India in July last week is being seen in image building perspective.More significant is that he has decided to first visit India and then make a trip to China after a few weeks.For eighteen years Than Shwe ruled Myanmar through a cluster of military officials nodal part of the State Peace and Development Council with twenty one senior military officials chief organizers of the 1988 coup under Gen Saw Maung, Than Shwe took over the reigns in 1992 after Saw Maung suddenly resigned then pulled Myanmar into military rule for nearly two decades, the regime has been under immense international pressure to restore democracy.

Than Shwe visit to China will ease tension in Sino-Myanmar relationship.Military regime wants to revisit some of the China-brokered agreements with ethnic minority groups in North-East Myanmar where these ethnic groups been allowed to retain their arms back in the late 80s with a degree of assured autonomy.
Beijing used the common border and ethnic affinity in those areas to keep the groups under its influence which has always irked the military regime,has sought to project itself as the unifier in Myanmar.

In order to give democratic stance, Union Solidarity and Development Association led by Senior General Than Shwe is in the process of disbanding and its assets are being transferred to sister political group, the Union Solidarity and Development Party, a party official said.

The dissolution of the often violent USDA, which has stood as a nationalist social organisation for 17 years, will result in its merger with the recently established party led by serving Prime Minister Thein Sein, a well-placed source in the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) campaign team told Mizzima. Observers say his recent resignation as an army general was designed to give the appearance of distance between the party and the ruling military junta.

“We will stand as a sole organisation called the USDP. The USDA will be no more. We are removing USDA signboards from all our offices across the country and those who want join our party can join and those who do not can do as they wish”, the party official said.

Removal of the USDA signboards was allowed only early this month but in Rangoon and some townships, they had been removed since last month and replaced with USDP displays.

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Clinton woos Pakistan with aid package - Topix

Clinton woos Pakistan with aid package - Topix

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Confronting both China and Russia: U.S. Risks Military Clash - Topix

Confronting both China and Russia: U.S. Risks Military Clash - Topix

Mercedes Benz launch SLS AMG in India

Nksagar - Sagar Media -New Delhi – Press release -Mercedes-Benz on Friday 16 July 2010 in New Delhi at Imperial hotellaunched its flagship super sports car for the Indian market: the SLS AMG. The statement from the global CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, Mr. Ola Kaellenius, encapsulated his aspirations for the product, “Today India joins the elite ranks of the first few RHD markets globally to launch this mean machine. Given the strong demand for this car, I assure you that it is really a very strong and positive statement and shows the esteem that India as a market holds for us.”

The SLS AMG has captivated people all across the world with its purist design, intelligent lightweight construction and superior handling dynamics. It is the first independently developed vehicle by AMG in its illustrious history spanning over 40 years. It not only takes AMG, the performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars, into a new era, but also demonstrates development expertise of the very highest order.

Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India commented: “The SLS AMG represents the true spirit of our brand- ‘The Best or Nothing’! It embodies passion, performance, design, technology and engineering excellence- values that make us one of the most exciting brands in the world, today.”

The innovative, puristic sports car design on the exterior complemented by the puristic , aviation inspired interior designs create a cutting edge , exclusive piece of art with superior driving dynamics due to the modified AMG 6.3 – litre V8 front mid-engine, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission , the AMG speed-sensitive sports steering and the light yet rigid aluminium space frame. With a solid body structure, AMG high- performance composite braking system, 3-stage ESP and other inventions this car exhilarates automotive enthusiasts while not compromising on the basic qualities of Mercedes: Quality, Safety, Reliability and Exclusiveness. The SLS AMG’s dry sump lubrication allows the car to do a 360 degree rotation while running showcased in the SLS Michael Schumacher film.

Additionally the SLS satisfies the desires of the most elite customers by offering a range of customization opportunities via the AMG Performance Studio.

The first Mercedes ever was a very successful race car, with the SLS AMG Mercedes-Benz AMG is leveraging its motor racing experience fully for customers and takes their driving experience to the next level!

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG also wins over the hearts in the F1 circuits where it is the Official F1™ Safety Car. This vehicle is deployed whenever hazardous situations such as accidents or bad weather endanger normal racing thereby ensure maximum safety in Formula 1 circuit. All Mercedes and AMG fans have been excited seeing the gullwing model together with the new Mercedes GP Petronas Team at the F1 circuits.

The SLS AMG was first presented in India during the Auto Expo 2010 at New Delhi. The response to the car from customers and aficionados in India has been overwhelming… just like in every other place in the world. Mercedes-Benz India has indicated about 10 confirmed bookings for this car received until June 2010.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Spain World soccer champions

Spain World soccer champions
2010-07-12 07:39:28 - Nksagar - Sagar Media -Monday -12 July 2010 - :
Spain win, the World Cup creates history two years after winning the European title Euro champions now reign FIFA 2010 World Cup champions in a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in extra time. Andres Iniesta super strike by tireless midfielder scored lone goal at four minutes before end of extra time at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Sunday.

World Cup Soccer finals-record 13 yellow cards and one red were handed out and the Dutch finished with 10 men.Netherlands legions of orange-clad fans spread across the stadium wearing all orange crowd created colorful view but their first World Cup journey ended title tantalizingly as they failed in the final for the third time.Spain have lifted their maiden World Cup
Football title. In a drama-filled summit clash at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday night, they beat the Netherlands One-Nil.

With penalties looming for the second successive final Iniesta fired home the winner when he was put through in the area by Cesc Fabregas. Keeper Maarten Stekelenburg dived to his right and got a hand to the ball but could not keep it out.
The defeat was heartbreaking for the Dutch, who were down to 10 men after John Heitinga was sent off in extra time. It was their third World Cup final loss after 1974 and 1978.

Spain, appearing in their first final, become the second team after West Germany in 1974 to follow up winning the European championship by lifting the biggest prize of all. The Spaniards were also the first European team to win the World Cup on a foreign continent as they became the eighth name on the trophy first played for in 1930.The victory sees Spain join Brazil (five times winners), Italy (four), Germany (three), Uruguay (two), Argentina (two), England and France as world champions.

"It was a very difficult match," said Spain coach Vicente del Bosque. "We have fantastic players. We could have scored another goal or two but I think the result was deserved. It's a very happy day for me. Naturally, I'm proud." "It's unbelievable, incredible," added goalscorer Andres Iniesta. "It cost a lot of energy. To win a World Cup is an indescribable feeling. This was our work that we started a long time ago, it was hard work, but we're savouring this now."

Nobody in Spain will care but it was a ragged final, marred by a record 13 yellow cards and one red.After the goal and again at the final whistle the furious Dutch players surrounded English referee Howard Webb, claiming Iniesta was offside and also angry that Cares Puyol had escaped punishment when hauling down Arjen Robben late in normal time.

With the frenzy finish, there was little action in the first 90 minutes. Stekelenburg was forced into a save after five minutes when Sergio Ramos headed a Xavi cross goalwards while Spain forward David Villa crashed a volley into the side netting with the goal looming. A series of freekicks and bookings, including two strong challenges by Dutch midfielders Nigel de Jong and Mark van Bommel, shook Spain out of their rhythm and stopped them from producing the swift-passing game that got them to the final.

Netherlands offered little in attack and the nearest they came to a first-half goal was a bizarre incident when Gregory van der Wiel attempted to give the ball back in an act of sportsmanship.The fullback's 60-metre punt bounced up and over Spain captain Iker Casillas, forcing the startled keeper to leap and tip it to safety.
Wesley Sneijder then split the Spanish defence with a perfectly-weighted ball into the path of Robben after 62 minutes only for Casillas to save brilliantly with his feet. Villa had a shot blocked in front of the line, an unmarked Ramos headed wildly over the bar from five metres out and Puyol had his escape when Robben stayed on his feet as he was being pulled -- and was booked for complaining.

In extra time it was Stekelenburg's turn to save with his feet when substitute Fabregas was sent clear by Iniesta.Netherlands had to play with 10 men for the last 10 minutes of extra time when Heitinga was sent off for hauling down Iniesta on the edge of the box.The little midfielder got back on his feet and soon after was celebrating scoring the winner in the World Cup final after smashing the ball past Stekelenburg from eight metres.

After the restart Holland had a couple of good chances to score, Robben breaking free twice only to be thwarted by Casillas both times. Villa had a shot blocked on the line by Heitinga and Sergio Ramos headed the ball over the top with the goal at his mercy, but with the scoreline unmoved, the game went in to extra time.

Again Spain pushed forward, Stekelenberg having to be at his best to save from substitute Fábregas, and Iniesta and Navas both going close. But Holland were left with ten men after Heitinga picked up a second booking for a foul on Iniesta, and with just four minutes to go Fábregas put Iniesta through for him a drill a shot past the keeper. A goal worthy enough to win the World Cup, and Spain add the world title to the European championship they won two years ago!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Org Committee CWG setup Operation boxing team

Org Committee CWG setup Operation boxing team
2010-07-11 07:33:15 - 11 July 2010 New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar -: The Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi is all set to conduct the Mega Event,their venue operation team will be shifted to various venues within few days.First venue operation team is fixed for Talkatora Indoor Boxing Stadium.

Mr MS Upadhye IPS, heads operation team of Talkatora Indoor Boxing Stadium will take charge,ensure smooth conduct of the games.Mr Lenny de Gama responsible for Boxing event to coordinate and assist the head of operation team.Boxing event is schedule to be held from 5th October to 13 October 2010.

Speaking to the Press Suresh Kalmadi the Chairman of the Commonwealth Games
2010 Delhi Organizing Committee assured on Friday that the infrastructure for the Games is complete. He quoted Michael Fennell had initial doubts over the completion of the inaugural venue, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, and Talkatora Swimming Pool as of now both show satisfied progress. Delhi games will be organized better than Melbourne and the infrastructure is world class,each venue is of wold class and pace of work is satisfactory.

All Venue Commanders and teams have already been appointed and are doing their job by visiting various stadiums and conducting inter action session on regular basis.The first venue take over on Friday 9 th July 2010 is Talkatora boxing and venue operation team is all set to conduct the event,Kalmadi added.

Primarily everything is falling in place,every thing is going on well and each stadium is world class we are moving ahead .Each venue has venue commander,security commander,competition handler is all set to take over.Question on with advent of Monsoon the schedule of completion of JLN stadium Kalamdi said all stadiums are almost ready. with delay is handing over the stadiums lots of player do not got their practice session they said the session continues at Patiala where training facilities are of International standards.On question to cycles not provided to the competitors , Kalmadi said the action has been taken in this regards and the Velodrome is ready.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

VAS ASIA 2010

VAS ASIA 2010 - New Delhi
2010-07-10 07:41:27 - Nksagar Sagar Media 9 July 2010 New Delhi:
Eighth International Conference and exhibition organized by Bharat Exhibitions Ltd, for the mobile sector the banner of VAS ASIA 2010 which draw full house from the invitees and the professionals on July 9 2010 at Le Meridian Hotel New Delhi

Sponsored support of BSNL, IBM, Spice, X trend,Audio Codes, Nuance, Boungiornes, netxcell with many more made the venue colorful.

With the spectrum for 3G in place to be available to operators from September 1 and that for BWA will be available “immediately”. The information was given by PJ Thomas, secretary, Department of Telecom (DoT), at a press conference here on
Friday.3G and BWA spectrum auctions fetched the government more than Rs 106,000 crore. Thomas said that the true market value of the spectrum was determined through an efficient and transparent process. He said that the high prices of spectrum would not make 3G or broadband services expensive. The spectrum will be allotted for 20 years and DoT said that the next slot of 5MHz of 3G spectrum will be vacated by the defence by December 2012.


Mobile VAS in India is expected to reach 18% this year in 2010, which accounts for 10% of the operator's revenue. The opportunities in MVAS Space in India is huge keeping in view that MVAS in India still stands at 8%, as compared to 45-50% in Southeast Asian countries.

India Customers keenly look for innovative features in their mobile as they use their cellular phones to chat ,play games, read news headlines, surf the Internet, listen to music, check their bank account balance. Thus exists a vast world of visuals beyond voice needs to be explored,the entire Cellular industry is heading towards creativity and innovative options.

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Org Committee CWG setup Operation boxing team

2010-07-11 07:33:55 - 10 July 2010 New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar -: The Organising Committee Commonwealth Games
2010 Delhi is all set to conduct the Mega Event,their venue operation team will be shifted to various venues within few days.First venue operation team is fixed for Talkatora Indoor Boxing Stadium.

Mr MS Upadhye IPS, heads operation team of Talkatora Indoor Boxing Stadium will take charge,ensure smooth conduct of the games.Mr Lenny de Gama responsible for Boxing event to coordinate and assist the head of operation team.Boxing event is schedule to be held from 5th October to 13 October 2010.

Speaking to the Press Suresh Kalmadi the Chairman of the Commonwealth Games
2010 Delhi Organizing Committee assured on Friday that the infrastructure for the Games is complete. He quoted Michael Fennell had initial doubts over the completion of the inaugural venue, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, and Talkatora Swimming Pool as of now both show satisfied progress. Delhi games will be organized better than Melbourne and the infrastructure is world class,each venue is of wold class and pace of work is satisfactory.

All Venue Commanders and teams have already been appointed and are doing their job by visiting various stadiums and conducting inter action session on regular basis.The first venue take over on Friday 9 th July 2010 is Talkatora boxing and venue operation team is all set to conduct the event.

Primarily everything is falling in place,every thing is going on well and each stadium is world class we are moving ahead .Each venue has venue commander,security commander,competition handler is all set to take over.Question on with advent of Monsoon the schedule of completion of JLN stadium Kalamdi said all stadiums are almost ready. with delay is handing over the stadiums lots of player do not got their practice session they said the session continues at Patiala where training facilities are of International standards.On question to cycles not provided to the competitors , Kalmadi said the action has been taken in this regards and the Velodrome is ready.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Iran trade with India to US$ 30 billion by 2015

9 July 2010 -New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar
Dr. Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini, Minister for Economic Affairs & Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran , to sign agreements with Indian government at 6:00 PM at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.Dr. Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini, Minister for Economic Affairs & Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran , will emplane for Dubai at 9:50 PM.

Iran has expressed its willingness to sign a bilateral investment protection treaty with India to enhance the flow of investments in both countries and double the bilateral trade turnover to US$ 30 billion by 2015,Dr.Seyed Shamsodin Hosseini, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran,said here today.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘Investment Opportunities in Iran’, organized by FICCI,
Dr. Hosseini said,“I will talk to India’s Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee,
later today to explore the possibility of initialing a Bilateral Investment Protection Treaty between the two countries. My mission to India in this trip is to use the capacity of the Iran-India Joint Commission to remove all barriers to the two-way trade and facilitate the flow of investments.”The two-day 16th session of the India-Iran Joint Commission is being held here from today. The meeting is expected to identify joint cooperation projects such as Chabahar Port, energy cooperation, economic ties and counter-terrorism.

The Iranian Minister said that Iran-India trade had seen over60 per cent increase
in the last three years from US$ 9 billion to US$ 15 billion. “We need to now
double the trade volume by 100 per cent in the next five years to US$ 30 billion,”
he declared.

Dr Hosseini, while assuring India of Iran’s commitment to ensure sustainable
energy supplies to meet India’s growing crude oil requirements, invited Indian
firms to invest in Iran’s infrastructure projects, oil, gas & petrochemicals, mining
& metals, automobiles, transportation & machinery, chemicals & pharmaceuticals, textiles and agriculture, especially the food industry.He held out the commitment to Indian companies to facilitate their entry into the CIS countries, particularly in the Caucasian region comprising Russia, Armenia,Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Besides,underlining the need for strengthening the bilateral investment cooperation in banking, insurance and new areas such as nanotechnology, Dr.Hosseini called upon the Indian travel and tourism industry to tie-up with Iranian firms to increase people-to-people contacts.

Dr. Behrouz Alishiri, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, said
that the Iranian delegation had a selection of 60 projects covering a range of
sectors which offer a huge investment potential to Indian firms. He said that the
global financial crisis had shown that there was no choice but to strengthen
regional cooperation to minimize the impact of adverse global developments.
“We are by your side and at your service,” he assured Indian business.

The seminar was also addressed by Mr. Sanjay Singh,India’s Ambassador to Iran;Mr. Seyed Mehdi Nabizadeh,Iranian Ambassador to India; Mr. B M Bansal,Chairman, India -Iran Joint Business Council (JBC) & Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation; and Dr. Amit Mitra, Secretary General, FICCI.

Sectoral presentations on investment opportunities in Iran in oil,gas & petrochemicals, mining & metals, automobiles, transportation & machinery,
chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, textiles and agriculture by Dr. Behrouz Alishiri,
Iran’s Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance; Mr. Gholamreza Heydari Kord Zangeneh, Iran’s Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs & Finance & Head of Iranian Privatization Organization and Mr. R. Roshannia, Head of Olefin & Aromatic, National Petroleum Company of Iran.

Presentations of doing business with India were made by Mr. Nabin Ballodia,
Director, KPMG; Mr. Ramesh, Managing Director, TSS Projects and Mr. Dushyant
Thakur, General Manager, Invest India
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Iran trade with India to US$ 30 billion by 2015

Iran trade with India to US$ 30 billion by 2015
2010-07-09 05:33:21 - 9 July 2010 -New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar
Dr. Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini, Minister for Economic Affairs & Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran , to sign agreements with Indian government at 6:00 PM at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.Dr. Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini, Minister for Economic Affairs & Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran , will emplane for Dubai at 9:50 PM.

Iran has expressed its willingness to sign a bilateral investment protection treaty with India to enhance the flow of investments in both countries and double the bilateral trade turnover to US$ 30 billion by 2015,Dr.Seyed Shamsodin Hosseini, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran,said here today.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘Investment Opportunities in Iran’, organized by FICCI,
Dr. Hosseini said,“I will talk to India’s Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee,
later today to explore the possibility of initialing a Bilateral Investment Protection Treaty between the two countries. My mission to India in this trip is to use the capacity of the Iran-India Joint Commission to remove all barriers to the two-way trade and facilitate the flow of investments.”The two-day 16th session of the India-Iran Joint Commission is being held here from today. The meeting is expected to identify joint cooperation projects such as Chabahar Port, energy cooperation, economic ties and counter-terrorism.

The Iranian Minister said that Iran-India trade had seen over60 per cent increase
in the last three years from US$ 9 billion to US$ 15 billion. “We need to now
double the trade volume by 100 per cent in the next five years to US$ 30 billion,”
he declared.

Dr Hosseini, while assuring India of Iran’s commitment to ensure sustainable
energy supplies to meet India’s growing crude oil requirements, invited Indian
firms to invest in Iran’s infrastructure projects, oil, gas & petrochemicals, mining
& metals, automobiles, transportation & machinery, chemicals & pharmaceuticals, textiles and agriculture, especially the food industry.He held out the commitment to Indian companies to facilitate their entry into the CIS countries, particularly in the Caucasian region comprising Russia, Armenia,Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Besides, underlining the need for strengthening the bilateral investment
cooperation in banking, insurance and new areas such as nanotechnology, Dr.
Hosseini called upon the Indian travel and tourism industry to tie-up with Iranian
firms to increase people-to-people contacts.

Dr. Behrouz Alishiri, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, said
that the Iranian delegation had a selection of 60 projects covering a range of
sectors which offer a huge investment potential to Indian firms. He said that the
global financial crisis had shown that there was no choice but to strengthen
regional cooperation to minimize the impact of adverse global developments.
“We are by your side and at your service,” he assured Indian business.

The seminar was also addressed by Mr. Sanjay Singh, India’s Ambassador to Iran;Mr. Seyed Mehdi Nabizadeh, Iranian Ambassador to India; Mr. B M Bansal,
Chairman, India-Iran Joint Business Council (JBC) & Chairman, Indian Oil
Corporation; and Dr. Amit Mitra, Secretary General, FICCI.

Sectoral presentations on investment opportunities in Iran in oil, gas &
petrochemicals, mining & metals, automobiles, transportation & machinery,
chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, textiles and agriculture by Dr. Behrouz Alishiri,
Iran’s Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance; Mr. Gholamreza
Heydari Kord Zangeneh, Iran’s Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs & Finance &
Head of Iranian Privatization Organization and Mr. R. Roshannia, Head of Olefin
& Aromatic, National Petroleum Company of Iran.

Presentations of doing business with India were made by Mr. Nabin Ballodia,
Director, KPMG; Mr. Ramesh, Managing Director, TSS Projects and Mr. Dushyant
Thakur, General Manager, Invest India.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

National strike on hike of fuel prices

2010-07-06 06:15:59 - 6 July 2010 -New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar - -NDA said that it will take-up the issue in the coming Monsoon session of Parliament. Addressing a joint press conference with JDU chief, Sharad Yadav, BJP President, Nitin Gadkari reiterated the demand of rollback of hike in petroleum prices in the larger interest of the public.

The entire Opposition has called a national strike 5 July against the recent Rs 2 per litre hike in diesel prices and decontrolling of petrol prices that led to an increase in price by Rs 3.5 a litre.

Left parties said that the response to the bandh should serve as a warning to the government not to heap burden on the people. Talking to reporters in New Delhi, the CPI(M) general secretary, Prakash Karat said that it is a message to the government to reverse its policy and roll back the prices of petroleum products. CPI leader A.B Bardhan threatened to continue the stir against price rise in the month of July.

FICCI said most of the industrial activities remained shut in Bangalore and majority of MNCs and IT firms preferred to give a holiday to their employees. In Mumbai, transport services were completely affected and traders were mostly off the market.

Congress has claimed the Bharat- Bandh as a complete flop, the Opposition described that it was a grand success. Talking to reporters in New Delhi, the Congress party spokesman, Mr. Abhishek Manusinghvi accused the BJP and the Left run state governments of instigating violence. Calling the bandh as unconstitutional, he said that it does not provide any concrete solution to the problem of inflation. Defending the recent hike in fuel prices, Mr. Singhvi said that the increase has been minimal and most reasonable.

PHD Chamber catering mainly to the northern states, said the impact was felt in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and UP. Banking services were completely paralysed in Left governed West Bengal and Kerala while some disruptions were noticed in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Mumbai.

Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, and several industrialised states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, were affected, the impact was partial in many other states like Tamil Nadu and in the national capital Delhi. The 12-hour strike was called by the Opposition parties to protest the fuel price hike and rising inflation.
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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dr Singh,Sonia open up IGI 3rd terminal

2010-07-04 05:32:47 - 4 Junly 20110 -New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar
New Delhi IGI Airport today will use third terminal with more runway at the credit of IGI airport but the traffic chaos will enhance at the airport crossing.New Delhi being hot International and national destinations needs two more airports both for national and International to reduce the avian cluster- craft phobia.

India is very poorly connected within its 500 cities by airways and avian industry has vast scope for its growth .With growing congested roads and rail traffic the avian industry must come forward to invest in Public Private Partnership to avail the opportunity .Dr Singh has too asked aviation industry to encourage serious investment in this sector.

Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan
Singh, inaugurated the country’s biggest Airport Terminal at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, establishing new global benchmarks for India. Swanky new terminal, T-3, the most modern and 5th largest airport in the world, can cater to 34 million passengers annually whereas total passenger traffic in the country is around 45 million per annum.

Built in a record time of 37 months at the cost of 9,000 crore rupees, it will become operational from 14th of this month, when all foreign airlines shift their base from the existing Terminal-2. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh pitched for regulatory and policy framework in tune with the requirements of the civil aviation industry to encourage serious investment in the sector that can absorb upto 120 billion dollars by 2020.

He said, the terminal exemplifies India's resolve to bridge the infrastructure deficit and also proved the success of the Public Private Partnership model in execution of large infrastructure projects. He said, with India occupying an important geographical position in the global air route structure, the hub traffic out of Delhi and Mumbai was bound to grow in the coming years. Prime Minister also stressed the need for creation of safe, secure, efficient and environment-friendly systems conducive to healthy growth of the civil aviation sector.

UPA Chairperson Ms. Sonia Gandhi, who was also present on the occasion, reiterated UPA's pledge to provide cheap and better infrastructure and transportation facilities. Ms Gandhi said terminal 3 is an impressive structure and complimented all for it. Earlier, the Civil aviation Minister Parful Patel said that Metro Airports in Mumbai and Kolkata will be ready by next year and 25 other non metro Air Ports will also be completed soon. Our correspondent reports, Several Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and Member of Parliament were present on this momentous occasion.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fox International Channels now in India

Fox International Channels now in India
2010-07-01 05:48:27 - 30 June 20110 -New Delhi - Sagar Media -Nksagar -Fox international Channel today added launched seven new channels in India, channels are FX,NGC HD,NG Wild,Fox Crime,NG Adventure,NG Music and Baby TV.

Added channels are FX,NGC HD,NG Wild,Fox Crime,NG Adventure,NG Music and Baby TV, and these channels will be available across the country on multiple platforms like DTH,Digital and Analog Cable.Fox International Channels a subsidiary of the Fox Entertainment Group,which is part of Mr Rupert Murdoch's global media conglomerate News corporation.FIC produces and distributes entertainment,factual,sports and movie channels for television though distribution platforms in Europe,Asia, Latin America and Africa using several brands to their credit Fox,FX,Fox Crime,Fox Life,National Geographical Channel and Baby TV.

Keertan Adyanthaya,Managing Director,Fox International Channels India,opined " As a part of Fox International Channels,India,we believe that introducing channels like FX,Fox crime ...NG Music on DTH platform will give us the opportunity to reach out to a wider audience base and keep our viewers enthralling by compelling content ranging from crime to comedy,from Adventure to music and from fiction to factual shows."

FIC was started in 1993 with the launch of the Fox-braned general entertainment channel in Japan, it currently operates 7 active channel brands in Asia, including National Geographic Channel and its associated channels, FX, Fox Crime and Baby TV broadcasting in local languages and programmed independently for each market. It broadcasts into over 110 million homes in Asia.

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India-Pakistan Relations: Need to proceed with caution - Topix

India-Pakistan Relations: Need to proceed with caution - Topix

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