Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MapmyIndia Collaborates With Qualcomm

MapmyIndia, India’s leader in GPS navigation, collaborates with Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) ) announce the launch of CarPad, an exciting new device that promises to revolutionize the way we travel in cars in India, at Qualcomm’s India On 2011. MapmyIndia CarPad, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S1 processor, comes with a large 7” Capacitive Display, 3G connectivity, MapmyIndia’s latest fully 3D and connected GPS navigation interface, and rich app experience of Android packed with many appealing features for car travelers.

Mr Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia, says, “We are excited to launch CarPad which will revolutionize the way people travel in cars in India – because of the simple, ingenious way in which it offers navigation, entertainment, connectivity and productivity to everyone in the car, be it in the back-seat or the front-seat. For the industry, we see CarPad heralding a new era of the smart, connected car – seamlessly merging the consumer’s connected lifestyle into the car. This strategic collaboration with Qualcomm for CarPad is the first, big step in our endeavor to converge cars, consumers and connectivity in India and introduce ground-breaking connected services inside the car.” “Qualcomm congratulates MapmyIndia on the launch of CarPad, the first 3G device optimised for navigation and in-car use, based on the Snapdragon S1 processor. Combining fast processing capabilities, 3G connectivity, rich multimedia and GPS engine of the Snapdragon processor, the Carpad brings a fully optimized in-car navigation and entertainment experience,” said Avneesh Agrawal, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm and President of Qualcomm India and South Asia.

MapmyIndia Carpad offers :

Find Everything, Go Anywhere: Experience navigation beyond your imagination on CarPad, with live turn-by-turn voice guidance to places, augmented reality with 3D landmarks, buildings and terrain, house-level details, travel guides and nearby information and friend finders!

MapmyIndia CarPad comes exclusively pre-installed with Aura, MapmyIndia’s latest navigation interface – with full 3D navigation and India’s richest and most detailed maps, including house numbers, as well as city & travel guides. All the maps are pre-installed on MapmyIndia CarPad, making it independent of the network. MapmyIndia CarPad leverages connectivity by streaming photographs of places and letting users discover people and friends nearby, share their location and message with others – connecting users to everyone and everything around them.

MapmyIndia CarPad is loaded with comprehensive and accurate all-India maps, with over 5 million places, national-level maps for 5,79,000 towns and villages, street-level maps for 1200 cities, house-level maps for 18 cities and 3D landmarks and building footprints for major cities.

Perfect for use in-car and on the move: With the bundled car kit’s head-rest and windshield mounts, you can use the CarPad conveniently in the car’s back or front seats, and then carry it easily with you to use at home, office or in a plane!

Stay connected with 3G: You can call, message, mail and chat with everyone, browse the web at high speed, and socialize with others anywhere using the CarPad’s in-built 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth!

In-car and portable entertainment: Listen to FM Radio and music; Watch movies & YouTube; Flip through photos and Flickr; Click photos and record videos; In-car entertainment was never so much fun!

MapmyIndia is the dominant market leader and India’s largest seller of in-car GPS navigation devices since the launch of its award-winning GPS Navigator in 2007. Our research on and discussions with car travelers highlighted their needs in the car, for offerings beyond navigation, entertainment, connectivity and productivity. The lack of optimisation in existing mobile phones and tablets for in-car use was the genesis of CarPad. MapmyIndia plans to offer many more connected services in the car in the CarPad in future for consumers and enterprises.

MapmyIndia CarPad offers everyone in the car - driver and passengers, adults and children, male and female – a fully optimized in-car navigation, entertainment, connectivity and productivity experience.

Price & Availability:

MapmyIndia CarPad will be priced at Rs 22,990/- (which includes the CarPad device with 3G, Wi-Fi, 8GB SD card memory, pre-installed MapmyIndia Navigator Aura, as well as Car-kit worth Rs 6,990/-, containing the headrest mount, windshield mount, CarPad holder and car charger, in separate box FREE with CarPad). MapmyIndia CarPad will be available for sale from 15th September 2011, online at http://www.mapmyindia.com/carpad, followed by leading electronics stores, car showrooms & car accessory shops. Consumers can contact MapmyIndia Customer Care (011-46009999, +91-9999333223/4) or visit http://www.mapmyindia.com for more details about MapmyIndia CarPad.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Qualcomm collaborate with Huawei, ZTE, Quanta and BandRich

NEW DELHI, Aug. 30, 2011 - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM - News), in collaboration with Huawei, ZTE, Quanta and BandRich, today announced the launch of LTE TDD multi-mode devices based on Qualcomm's MDM9x00™ chipsets at Qualcomm's signature event, IndiaOn 2011. This launch demonstrates the ecosystem's readiness for deployment and commercialization of LTE TDD in concert with 3G to enable seamless mobile broadband experience for Indian consumers.

"Qualcomm is pleased to collaborate with Huawei, ZTE, Quanta and BandRich for the launch of LTE TDD multimode devices based on our MDM9x00 chipsets in India," said Avneesh Agrawal, senior vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. "The announcement of multi-mode LTE TDD devices today is a significant milestone for the commercialization and deployment of LTE in concert with 3G for Indian BWA operators."

LTE's interoperability with existing 3G HSPA and EV-DO networks enables operators to leverage investments in current infrastructure to offer seamless mobile broadband services through multi-mode devices. Offering the industry's first 3G/LTE multi-mode chipsets, Qualcomm continues to play a central role in accelerating the commercialization of LTE TDD with its announcements of multiple generations of multi-mode chipsets, support of interoperability trials with operators and, now, enabling the launch of LTE TDD multi-mode devices based on our chipsets.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Qualcomm to announce the world's first multi-mode LTE TDD Dongle E392 based on Qualcomm's MDM9600, which is anticipated to be commercially available in the third quarter of 2011," said Mr. Victor Shan, president of Huawei Devices India. "Based on our experience of working with operator partners and serving more than 55 percent of global and Indian consumers' datacard needs, we believe that E392 offers a strong and unique proposition to Indian customers that enables seamless mobile broadband experience for services such as internet surfing, HD video downloading, 3D multi-media, navigation and gaming."

"ZTE, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and services, is a strategic collaborator with Qualcomm the LTE. Today we are pleased to announce that ZTE's multimode LTE TDD dongles based on Qualcomm's MDM9x00 chipset which is anticipated to be available in the fourth quarter of 2011," said Cui Liangjun, chief executive officer of ZTE Telecom India Pvt. Ltd.

"As a leading IT company, Quanta is committed to support cloud computing on mobile networks," Mr. Frank Jiang, vice president and general manager of Connectivity BU, Quanta Computer Inc. "By providing a complete line of LTE TDD terminal devices that includes USB dongles, CPE, MiFi, smartphones and tablets based on Qualcomm's MDM9x00 multimode chipsets, Quanta is working diligently to be the partner of choice for enabling seamless mobile broadband experience on 3G and LTE in India."

"BandRich is excited to work with Qualcomm, mobile operators and network equipment vendors to bring 2.3GHz LTE TDD multi-mode devices to the India market before the end of 2011," said Dr. Wen-Yi Kuo, chief executive officer of BandRich. "BandRich is proud to bring innovative products and worldwide deployment experiences to accelerate LTE TDD deployment by Indian operators."

Qualcomm has played a key role in contributing to India's wireless revolution by making mobile communication affordable and accessible and is now accelerating the growth of mobile broadband with 3G HSPA, EV-DO and LTE. In collaboration with its ecosystem participants, Qualcomm continues to play the role of a technology enabler and innovator, to ensure that the benefits of 3G, EV-DO and LTE touch the lives of every Indian.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM - News) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, visit Qualcomm around the Web:

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Lokpal not constitutional body

Lokpal not constitutional body- Refer to a friend

2011-08-30 06:02:29 - Cong party backs Rahul's proposal for making lokpal a constitutional body-Congress, the ruling party made it clear that it was for the collective wisdom of the Standing Committee and Parliament to accept the proposal.

"Party supports Rahul Gandhi's idea. Incorporating it in the bill will not take much time nor involve any technicalities," Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters in New Delhi.He said that only one line proposal of including the Lokpal in the list of institutions having Constitutional status needed to be added in the proposed bill if Parliament agreed.

"It is for the collective wisdom of the Standing Committee and the Parliament to accept it," Dwivedi added.Echoing similar views, party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said at the AICC briefing that giving constitutional status will be the "ultimate destination" but that does not prevent Lokpal to be a statutory body for the time being.It asserted that Congress has made its stand clear through Gandhi
that it would like Lokpal to be even more stronger in the shape of a constitutional body.He dismissed opposition allegation that Gandhi's idea was a tactic to delay the process;Asked whether Gandhi's suggestion would be considered by the Parliamentary Standing Committee which is headed by him, Singhvi said that all kinds of suggestions and views are important for standing committee and they will look into them with equal importance.

He said Congress has resolved to enact a strong Lokpal legislation and Gandhi has expressed the resolve for even a "more elevated" body by giving it a constitutional status which is "our ultimate endeavour". Experts in their opinions said-Lokpal not constitutional body-Lokpal-is-for-the-people-by-people-only:

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dikshit justifies power tariff hike

Delhi CM Sheila Dikhsit has justified the 22 percent hike in power tariff even as several Congress MLAs criticised the move saying it would put more burden on the common man.At a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party in New Delhi on Saturday, party MLAs, including Mukesh Sharma and Subhash Chopra, raised the issue and demanded immediate rollback of the hike.They said the increase will put a "lot of burden on the common man" who is already reeling under spiraling prices of essential commodities.

Dikshit, however, justified the increase saying power purchase cost has increased significantly in the last 3 years and there has been no hike in tariff in the past 5 years."The cost of power has increased manifold in the last few years with the increase in the cost of coal. Power discoms are finding it difficult," she said.

The hike has come after six years, she said and added that the government will be able to give its full reaction when the entire report is studied.

The Delhi government had on Friday justified the hike in power tariff by nearly 22 percent, saying it was necessary considering significant increase in power purchase cost as well as other related expenses.

The Minister said government did not want to put any burden on the common man but considering the significant increase in power purchase cost, it had no option but to increase the rates.Asked whether the government will continue with the subsidy to those who limit their consumption to 200 unit per month, he said a decision will be taken after carefully going through the order of DERC which fixed the rates.

Anna Hazare breaks fast and roadmaps

Anna Hazare breaks fast and roadmaps
Refer this article Refer to a friend
2011-08-29 06:35:40 - Nksagar at Sagar Media Inc-:Anna Hazare on Sunday August 28 broke his 12-day long fast. Anna broke hunger strike, celebrations erupted at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi and across the whole nation.Anna broke his hunger strike by taking tender coconut water mixed with honey offered by two little girls Simran and Ikra

Thousands of supporters, descended the ground to catch a glimpse of the anti-corruption crusader, chanted slogans and cheered for their real 'hero'. Standing Committee would consider Anna's three demands - including the lower bureaucracy in the Lokpal's purview, a central law for creating Lok Ayuktas in states and a citizen's charter for government departments providing public service>Arvind Kerjirwal for his efforts and what he has brought-Just-understand, it is him who brought all the people-together and made the movement what it is today. He is the one who reached-out to Anna Hazare and Prashant, Baba Ramadev and others to form India
Against Corruption.Lokpal mean Public authority meant to be the monitoring and intervening authority who keeps an eye if all is not
well in democracy and in case of any authority not doing their duties or deflecting from their democratically established paths has to undergo through the advise of the Lokpal authority to put all authorities under check at all circumstances.Lokpal bill must ensure that all Public post and authorities needs to have Monitoring committee and all democratic institutions must have an autonomy and their monitoring authorities must be from the civil society which ensures the democratic set up and governs or runs the institution and its chief with due diligence without any ulterior or biased motive needs to ensure that the system works for the welfare of masses and all classes .Those not following the due diligence and found to be indulging in corrupt practices needs their ouster.Corrupt officers need not to be jailed or given harsh punishment because an early check will ask them to quit their jobs as it is practiced all over the world when found in any illegal or corrupt practices they are asked to quit from Public life.For those officers DM,SDM,LT Guv,Guv and Commissioners etc who are found to be not fulfilling their duties or are found to be deflected from their paths of governance and fulfilling their personal greed: Indian democracy where Public is Supreme as after the term of parliamentarian expires go to the public to seek their appointment is the final resort so when any matter take the shape of National importance then it must have the Public Referendum which is solely missing from our constitutional jurisprudence and we need to re-look on this stand as all levels of chief administrative post needs to be have civil society Monitoring Committee to act as intervening authority as watchdogs: Janlokpal with NO Right to Recall corrupt Lokpal clause" asked for suggestions on what can stop Lokpal from becoming corrupt. And we True Recallists requested them to add RTR-Lokpal clauses. Anna and Company refused to add RTR-Lokpal clauses in their Janlokpal draft. Their refusal exposed them before activists if not public. Please request Team Anna to be True Recall by asking them all to add RTR-Lokpal clauses and raise demand of RTR-PM, RTR Supreme Court judges, RTR Reserve Bank Governor etc demands.Salient features provided for the Lok Pal bill is not adequate as the important terms such as definition of Corruption, transparency. accountability. dereliction from duties and other terms needs to be defined from the civil society point of view for the well being welfare scheme for the poor rural and downtrodden to reach its end level.Provision of Public Referendum,Public trial and Public committees needs to be defined in the interest of civil society to act as watch dogs from Local- city and district to national levels.Janpal Lok Pal Bill is of the people,for the people, by the people, in order to gain fruits of democracy:Posted by Nksagar
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Anna Hazare ends his fast

Anna ended his 12 day long fast at Ramlila Maidan a short while ago where he was offered juice by a group of children.

This followed adoption of a resolution by both the houses of Parliament on Saturday agreeing in principle with Anna Hazare’s three key demands.Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to him conveying the same and urged him to end his fast and wished him good health.After receiving the letter, Anna Hazare announced that he would break his fast on Sunday morning.Both houses of parliament adopted a resolution on the sense of house accepting key demands of Anna Hazare on citizen charter, lower bureaucracy to be under the ambit of lokpal and establishment of state lokayuktas and power of lokpal to penalise grievance redressal mechanism violators. Poor way to end:With scarce water supply at rally ground many visitors dehydrated were seen being fainted:

Hurricane Irene hit New York

Hurricane Irene hit New York late Saturday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said as rain and stronger winds began to lash the city."The edge of the hurricane is finally upon us," he told a press conference.Bloomberg said that with mandatory evacuation orders handed to some 370,000 people in low-lying neighborhoods and public transport completely shut down, "the time for evacuations is over."

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lok Sabah debate on Lokpal begin BJP Supports Anna

Leader of the house Pranab Mukherjee began the discussions with a suo moto statement on the floor.He in his speech outlined at breadth various sequence of events that has happened in the build up to the discussion in Lok Sabha on Lokpal bill.He told in detail what this government has done till date that has enabled the Lokpal bill to be laid in Lok Sabha.Pranab Mukherjee said the bill is awaiting consensus inside the Parliament for over 43 years.Pranab added that the country is standing at crossroads and we need to find solution to the problem within constitutional framework without violating the supremacy of the parliament. He said this is one of the rare occasions when the attention of the entire nation and outside is drawn to proceeding of Lok Sabha.Pranab Mukherjee beginning his speech appealed to Anna Hazare to end his fast.Pranab Mukherjee said that government all through has followed established procedures in introducing the Lokpal bill.
The three key demands of Mr Hazare are -- appointment of Lokayukta in states, bringing lower bureaucracy in the ambit of the proposed Lokpal Bill and citizens’charter in all offices to make officials work in a time-bound manner.Leader of the Opposition Mrs. Sushma Swaraj strongly pleaded to include Prime Minister in the ambit of the Lokpal barring issues regarding national security and public order. She also advocated for bringing in reforms in higher judiciary. She said BJP has already suggested the setting up of a National Judicial Commission for the purpose. Mrs Swaraj said that the anti-corruption wing of CBI must be brought under the purview of the Lokpal. Team Anna has also made a similar demand.Supporting all the three demands of Team Anna, Mrs Swaraj said common people are suffering due to corruption at lower level of bureaucracy. She said bringing this section of employees under its ambit will send a strong message. She also partially supported the demand of Team Anna on bringing the conduct of MPs under Lokpal. She made it clear that outside Parliament these members are like common citizens. This will ensure that their conduct outside the House is covered under Lokpal. On setting up of Lokayukts at state level, she said an enabling provision can be kept to allow state governments to set up these institutions with model bill of Lokpal in place. Mrs Swaraj said that the selection process for appointment of Lokpal should not be dominated by the government and proposed to have more members from outside. >

Foreign Exchange reserves up by $1.615 billion

India's foreign exchange reserves surged 1.615 billion US Dollars to 318.22 billion US Dollars, on the back of a sharp rise in Foreign Currency Assets (FCA), for the week ended August 19,said a report released by the Reserve Bank of India. The hike is significant as a week earlier the total foreign exchange reserves had slipped by 621 million US Dollars to 316.605 billion US Dollars. The Gold reserves remained unchanged at USD 25.349 billion whereas the biggest component of the foreign reserves, FCA's, rose by 1.584 billion US Dollars to 285.251 billion US Dollars. India's reserve position in the IMF also increased by 12 million US Dollars to 2.987 billion US Dollars, the RBI data showed.

Lokpal to be made a constitional body:Rahul

Rahul Gandhi-proposes Lokpal to be made a constitional body-Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has proposed to make Lokpal a constitutional body accountable to Parliament like the Election Commission of India and also asserted that Lokpal Act alone will not help eradicate corruption.

On Anna Hazare's hunger strike, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said democratic processes should not be weakened by "individual dictates" which could set dangerous precedent and rejected the belief that Lokpal alone would eradicate corruption.

Breaking his silence, he said a political will and a comprehensive framework would be required to fight the menace and suggested a "game changing idea" of creating a Constitutional institution of Lokpal like the Election Commission accountable to Parliament.

Gandhi, speaking during Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, agreed that "corruption is pervasive" which operates at "every level" but warned that there was a "risk" that an unaccountable Lokpal "might itself become corrupt".

Referring to the anti-corruption campaign of Hazare, he said it has "helped the people to articulate" their disillusionment and "I thank him for that".

At the same time, he warned "individual dictates, no matter how well-intentioned, must not weaken the democratic process.

A tactical incursion, divorced from the machinery of an elected government that seeks to undo the checks and balances created to protect the supremacy of Parliament sets a dangerous precedent for a democracy.

"Today, the proposed law is against corruption. Tomorrow, the target may be something less universally heralded. It may attack the plurality of our society and democracy."

As his sister Priyanka watched from the visitors' gallery, Gandhi's speech was disrupted by NDA members, protesting against his making a statement on the issue during Zero Hour.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ghei stays ahead after round two

Classic Golf Resort, Mewat, Haryana, August 24, 2011: Delhi’s Gaurav Ghei held a one stroke advantage at the end of round two of the PGTI Players Championship being played at the Classic Golf Resort as his total stood at 10 under 134. Jyoti Randhawa and Vijay Kumar shared second place at nine under 135.

The day began with 66 out of a total of 126 golfers who had not played round two on Wednesday, beginning their second round at 7:15 am. The cut was declared at four over 148 at the end of round two on Thursday. Fifty professionals made the cut.
The third round commenced after the completion of round two at 2 pm. Thirty-eight golfers out of a total of 50 who made the cut, managed to complete round three on Thursday before play was suspended due to fading light. The remaining 12 golfers will resume their third round at 7:15 am on Friday. The fourth and final round will commence after the conclusion of round three on Friday.
Gaurav Ghei (65-69), who had completed his second round on Wednesday, continued to sit atop the leaderboard on day three even as Jyoti Randhawa (69-66) and Vijay Kumar (68-67) closed in on him. Jyoti and Vijay, both of whom played the second round on Thursday, shot brilliant scores of 66 and 67 respectively.
Randhawa’s second round featured seven birdies and a bogey while Vijay’s card included six birdies and a bogey.
Manav Jaini and Om Prakash Chouhan were in tied fourth at seven under 137.
SSP Chowrasia was placed tied 47th at four over 148.
Manav Jaini of Delhi has the overall lowest score at the moment as he is 10 under after having played 12 holes in round three. He is three under for the third round after 12 holes.
Himmat Singh Rai, Vijay Kumar and Jyoti Randhawa have a total of nine under at the moment. Himmat has played 15 holes in the third round while Vijay and Jyoti have both played 12 holes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lokpal purely people body

2011-08-23 10:45:50Nksagar-Sagar-Media-Inc-New-Delhi:Anna guns-stuck to his Aug 30 deadline for passage of Jan Lokpal Bill and asked his supporters to intensify the protest by gheraoing the houses of Parliamentarians.Govt consultations on as Anna's fast enters eight day

Anna Hazare is on an indefinite fast.on-Lokpal-both-drafts-not-tobe-weeder-'Lokpal-Institution 'Lok Pal' tobe an autonomous body like the election commission of India, and the supreme court&-should be financially independent,autonomous body -Most of all politicians not tobe the ones who appoint lok pal members, or they will only get their own chamchas into office.Lok Pal bill is monitoring authority by civil society to which one must understand:Monitoring authority does not become supreme as appears in some news items when authority dflect from their paths It is intervening-authority: Lokpal be purely people body inherent powers people not within system:Financially independent & parl / politicians should not have powers over it to remove / replace / appoint lok pal chairman & members on their own-wish:Govt calls>all-party meet to discuss Lokpal Bill-Amid the standoff with Team Anna over the Lokpal Bill, govt has convened an all-party meeting to find a way to solve the issue. Leaders of all political parties have been invited to attend the meet scheduled for 3.30 pm Wednesday.Govt today on hectic consultations to find a way out of the logjam, with Team Anna demanding that it mandate somebody officially for opening a political dialogue.Parliamentarian over corruption, houses adjourns till noon Anna Hazare''s fast on the issue of Lokpal cast its shadow on Parliament today with both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha witnessing opposition uproar over widespread corruption as revealed by several scams.Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed the situation arising out of Anna Hazare''s fast demanding a strong Lokpal here;As government went into a huddle to resolve the stand off with Team Anna Hazare, Law Minister Salman Khurshid today said the Standing Commitee looking into the Lokpal Bill can reflect upon the Jan Lokpal Bill, which has been submitted before it by a Congress member.Supporting Anna Hazare's anti corruption campaign, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha asked govt to dump the "toothless" Lokpal bill in favour of Jan Lokpal bill.

Monday, August 22, 2011

PM’s address at Golden Jubilee of Indian Institute of Management

PM’s address at Golden Jubilee of Indian Institute of Management- Calcutta The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh addressed the Golden Jubilee of Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta in Kolkata today. Following is the text of the Prime Minister’s address on the occasion:

“I am delighted to be here in Kolkata today on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of this great institution. The IIM-C has placed Kolkata on the business management map of the world. The competence and capability of your alumni is matched by an impressive diversity. From a globally recognized and respected CEO like Indira Nooyi, to one of the fastest climbers of Mount Everest, Malli Mastan Babu, this institution has produced outstanding citizens of India and the world. Their leadership, their dedication and their talent are a source of inspiration for each one of us.

I am sure IIM-C will continue to produce new generations of managerial talent, good corporate and social citizens and enterprising and creative professionals. I compliment your faculty and wish you well in your noble endeavours.

The 21st Century has been called an Asian century because a shift is taking place in economic power from the industrialized countries of the West to a new dynamic Asia, characterized by a large number of emerging market economies that are seen to be well placed on the path of rapid growth.

I am happy to say that India is playing its part in this transformation. We were once viewed as a slow growing economy. Two decades ago, when most of today’s graduate students had not yet entered their school years, we launched a comprehensive, but gradual programme of economic reforms.

The reforms programme was controversial at the time, but we persevered. We are also fortunate that all the different governments that have ruled at the Centre since the reforms were launched have more or less pushed the reforms forward. There have been differences of emphasis but the direction has remained the same. Most State governments have also acted in the same spirit.

Because of our gradualist approach, it took time for the economic reforms to have an impact. However, it is now clear that their impact has been remarkable. India has been transformed into one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world. If we can continue to grow at this rate, we are well positioned to be the country with the third largest GDP in the world by 2025. With our growing economic weight, our voice is also heard more carefully in the councils of the world.

From being a relatively closed economy at one time, we have become much more open both for trade and technology flows. We are today viewed as one of the most attractive destinations for FDI. Most of the world’s major corporations have a presence in India, with substantial expansion plans. Those that don’t are asking themselves why they don’t. What is more important, India’s corporations are expanding their footprint abroad through investments and mergers and acquisitions.

These changes have profound implications for you. As the business managers of the future, you will have a major role in this flowering of Indian enterprise and of Indian brands, not only domestically, but also on the world stage.

I must emphasise that while this rosy future is within our reach, it is not an assured outcome. On Saturday, I chaired a meeting of the full Planning Commission in New Delhi to discuss the Approach to the Twelfth Plan, which begins next year.

We reviewed the many challenges we face in the years ahead. We set ourselves the objective of achieving faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth, with a growth target of 9 percent per year for the next five years.

Since we have already achieved about 8.2 percent in the Eleventh Plan period, it may seem that a transition to 9 percent growth is not difficult. However, it is in fact a very ambitious target given the current global economic situation, which is full of uncertainties about the prospects in industrialized countries and their implications for global capital markets. Our own economy has also slowed down compared to last year, and this year’s growth may be around 8 percent or a little more, at best.

Despite this sobering environment, we concluded that we should aim at 9 percent growth. This is because we are not planning for today, or even for the rest of this year. We are planning for the five year period from 2012-13 to 2016-17. I believe India has the inherent economic strength to achieve this target provided we can do some of the difficult things needed to get there.

Many countries have grown rapidly at 9 to 10 percent per year for two or three decades before slowing down. Japan did it in the middle of the last century. Korea repeated the same performance in the second half of the last century. China too has been growing at this rate through the last two decades of the last century, and the first decade of this century.

India is now capable of repeating the performance of this group of Asian countries. But we must remember that it will not happen automatically, by simply proceeding on a business as usual basis. There are many difficult challenges we must overcome to achieve the transition to 9 percent growth. Some of these challenges are themselves the consequence of rapid growth and the structural changes that it brings.

Many of these challenges are techno-economic. How to reach the agronomic potential of our agricultural land to close the productivity gap which exists between our agricultural productivity and that in other countries of Asia? How to build and finance the infrastructure without which rapid and inclusive growth is impossible? How to achieve energy efficiency and rational energy pricing? How to evolve a rational and holistic policy for management of our limited water resources? How to plan for the rapid pace of urbanization which faster GDP growth will bring? How to ensure an expansion in education and health services without which inclusive growth is not possible?

All these issues are being examined in the Planning Commission and elsewhere, and they will be fully addressed in the Twelfth Plan. They may be viewed as management challenges which the Centre and the State Governments have to face. As managers you can contribute to finding a workable solution and I urge you to get involved in looking for solutions to these difficult problems.

In addition to these techno-economic challenges, we must also address the much more complex challenges of combating governance failures which are now at the forefront of public concern. In this context, we must particularly address the problem of corruption, which currently occupies centre-stage in the perception of many concerned citizen.

There are some who argue that corruption is the consequence of economic liberalization and reforms. This is of course completely mistaken. Many of the areas which have actually seen systemic reforms have also seen the disappearance of corruption. Industrial licensing, import licensing and rationing of foreign exchange are good examples. These areas were earlier associated with widespread corruption. The abolition of licensing has eliminated corruption in these areas.

But corruption has not disappeared from the system. It surfaces in many forms. The aam aadmi faces corruption when he has to pay a bribe to facilitate ordinary transactions with government. Beneficiaries of government programmes face corruption when those in charge of implementing the programmes misappropriate funds. And there is also corruption on a larger scale. Large government contracts can breed corruption when procurement procedures are inadequate. Wherever there is government discretion in the allocation of scarce resources, whether it be land, or mineral rights, or spectrum, if the method of allocation is not transparent, there is a possibility of corruption.

These problems arise both in the Central Government and in State Governments.

We cannot ignore this problem. Corruption not only weakens the moral fibre of our country, it also promotes inefficiency and cronyism which undermine the social legitimacy of market economics. It also creates a trust deficit which ultimately weakens our ability to act unitedly.

I believe all right thinking persons are agreed on the need to act to tackle all these forms of corruption. But I feel the complexity of the task is not adequately appreciated. In my Independence Day address from the Red fort last week, I said there is no magic wand that can solve the problem in one stroke. There is no single solution. We need to act on multiple fronts.

It has long been argued that we need an institution like the Lok Pal. We have introduced a Bill in Parliament which is now before the Standing Committee. There are differences of view on details of the Bill. We have made it clear that all concerned individuals should convey their concern on different aspects of the Bill to their representatives in parliament and to the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee has the power to propose any amendment. We are open to a reasoned debate on all these issues.

The creation of the Lok Pal as an institution will help. But it will not solve the problem. It needs to be supported by improvements in the pace and quality of judicial processes. Speedy trials and timely judgements will do a great deal to discourage corruption and dispel the notion that those who break the law can get away scot free. This requires a number of judicial reforms.

We need to thoroughly revamp existing government procedures to reduce discretion and to make the basis of decision making as transparent as possible. I have asked a group of Ministers to look into this issue and I am confident we will come up with systemic solution. As managers, you can contribute to the process by suggesting mechanisms that would increase transparency.

Many countries have a law to govern government procurement. We propose to introduce legislation along these lines. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law has recently modified its earlier model procurement law. We can benefit from this latest “model law” and internalise international best practices. I would urge State Governments to do the same.

Many of the controversies that have arisen in the recent past arise because of the inadequacies of our regulatory institutions. We need to strengthen this regulatory framework, including strengthening their technical capacity.

The funding of elections and of political parties happens to be yet another area which calls for reforms to reduce the scope for generation of black money.

A comprehensive restructuring of government system and procedures along these lines is necessary if we want to clean up the system. Clean it up we must. The economic reforms were aimed at unleashing India’s enormous entrepreneurial potential to accelerate the pace of economic development. Along with the techno-economic issues which we deal with in our planning process, we also need to change our system of governance to eliminate corruption. It will take time and effort but it can be done.

If we succeed, we will ensure that our economy is firmly placed on the path of rapid growth. The future augurs well for our country. It also augurs well for West Bengal and Kolkata. Kolkata has been a great centre of learning and creativity in the past. It lost that position over several decades. However, I sincerely believe that a new sun is rising on our East, and Kolkata can once again regain its glory as India’s window to Asia. One of the greatest Indians who re-discovered India’s Asian identity and Asia’s links with India was Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Laureate and a proud son of Bengal and India. His travels to the East helped India reconnect with its civilisational neighbourhood. The time has come to build on this great civilisational heritage and to pool all our wisdom, knowledge and experience to revitalize West Bengal's economy, polity and society so as to scale new heights of human endeavour and achievement in the service of the people of West Bengal and India as a whole.”

***“I am delighted to be here in Kolkata today on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of this great institution. The IIM-C has placed Kolkata on the business management map of the world. The competence and capability of your alumni is matched by an impressive diversity. From a globally recognized and respected CEO like Indira Nooyi, to one of the fastest climbers of Mount Everest, Malli Mastan Babu, this institution has produced outstanding citizens of India and the world. Their leadership, their dedication and their talent are a source of inspiration for each one of us.

I am sure IIM-C will continue to produce new generations of managerial talent, good corporate and social citizens and enterprising and creative professionals. I compliment your faculty and wish you well in your noble endeavours.

The 21st Century has been called an Asian century because a shift is taking place in economic power from the industrialized countries of the West to a new dynamic Asia, characterized by a large number of emerging market economies that are seen to be well placed on the path of rapid growth.

I am happy to say that India is playing its part in this transformation. We were once viewed as a slow growing economy. Two decades ago, when most of today’s graduate students had not yet entered their school years, we launched a comprehensive, but gradual programme of economic reforms.

The reforms programme was controversial at the time, but we persevered. We are also fortunate that all the different governments that have ruled at the Centre since the reforms were launched have more or less pushed the reforms forward. There have been differences of emphasis but the direction has remained the same. Most State governments have also acted in the same spirit.

Because of our gradualist approach, it took time for the economic reforms to have an impact. However, it is now clear that their impact has been remarkable. India has been transformed into one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world. If we can continue to grow at this rate, we are well positioned to be the country with the third largest GDP in the world by 2025. With our growing economic weight, our voice is also heard more carefully in the councils of the world.

From being a relatively closed economy at one time, we have become much more open both for trade and technology flows. We are today viewed as one of the most attractive destinations for FDI. Most of the world’s major corporations have a presence in India, with substantial expansion plans. Those that don’t are asking themselves why they don’t. What is more important, India’s corporations are expanding their footprint abroad through investments and mergers and acquisitions.

These changes have profound implications for you. As the business managers of the future, you will have a major role in this flowering of Indian enterprise and of Indian brands, not only domestically, but also on the world stage.

I must emphasise that while this rosy future is within our reach, it is not an assured outcome. On Saturday, I chaired a meeting of the full Planning Commission in New Delhi to discuss the Approach to the Twelfth Plan, which begins next year.

We reviewed the many challenges we face in the years ahead. We set ourselves the objective of achieving faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth, with a growth target of 9 percent per year for the next five years.

Since we have already achieved about 8.2 percent in the Eleventh Plan period, it may seem that a transition to 9 percent growth is not difficult. However, it is in fact a very ambitious target given the current global economic situation, which is full of uncertainties about the prospects in industrialized countries and their implications for global capital markets. Our own economy has also slowed down compared to last year, and this year’s growth may be around 8 percent or a little more, at best.

Despite this sobering environment, we concluded that we should aim at 9 percent growth. This is because we are not planning for today, or even for the rest of this year. We are planning for the five year period from 2012-13 to 2016-17. I believe India has the inherent economic strength to achieve this target provided we can do some of the difficult things needed to get there.

Many countries have grown rapidly at 9 to 10 percent per year for two or three decades before slowing down. Japan did it in the middle of the last century. Korea repeated the same performance in the second half of the last century. China too has been growing at this rate through the last two decades of the last century, and the first decade of this century.

India is now capable of repeating the performance of this group of Asian countries. But we must remember that it will not happen automatically, by simply proceeding on a business as usual basis. There are many difficult challenges we must overcome to achieve the transition to 9 percent growth. Some of these challenges are themselves the consequence of rapid growth and the structural changes that it brings.

Many of these challenges are techno-economic. How to reach the agronomic potential of our agricultural land to close the productivity gap which exists between our agricultural productivity and that in other countries of Asia? How to build and finance the infrastructure without which rapid and inclusive growth is impossible? How to achieve energy efficiency and rational energy pricing? How to evolve a rational and holistic policy for management of our limited water resources? How to plan for the rapid pace of urbanization which faster GDP growth will bring? How to ensure an expansion in education and health services without which inclusive growth is not possible?

All these issues are being examined in the Planning Commission and elsewhere, and they will be fully addressed in the Twelfth Plan. They may be viewed as management challenges which the Centre and the State Governments have to face. As managers you can contribute to finding a workable solution and I urge you to get involved in looking for solutions to these difficult problems.

In addition to these techno-economic challenges, we must also address the much more complex challenges of combating governance failures which are now at the forefront of public concern. In this context, we must particularly address the problem of corruption, which currently occupies centre-stage in the perception of many concerned citizen.

There are some who argue that corruption is the consequence of economic liberalization and reforms. This is of course completely mistaken. Many of the areas which have actually seen systemic reforms have also seen the disappearance of corruption. Industrial licensing, import licensing and rationing of foreign exchange are good examples. These areas were earlier associated with widespread corruption. The abolition of licensing has eliminated corruption in these areas.

But corruption has not disappeared from the system. It surfaces in many forms. The aam aadmi faces corruption when he has to pay a bribe to facilitate ordinary transactions with government. Beneficiaries of government programmes face corruption when those in charge of implementing the programmes misappropriate funds. And there is also corruption on a larger scale. Large government contracts can breed corruption when procurement procedures are inadequate. Wherever there is government discretion in the allocation of scarce resources, whether it be land, or mineral rights, or spectrum, if the method of allocation is not transparent, there is a possibility of corruption.

These problems arise both in the Central Government and in State Governments.

We cannot ignore this problem. Corruption not only weakens the moral fibre of our country, it also promotes inefficiency and cronyism which undermine the social legitimacy of market economics. It also creates a trust deficit which ultimately weakens our ability to act unitedly.

I believe all right thinking persons are agreed on the need to act to tackle all these forms of corruption. But I feel the complexity of the task is not adequately appreciated. In my Independence Day address from the Red fort last week, I said there is no magic wand that can solve the problem in one stroke. There is no single solution. We need to act on multiple fronts.

It has long been argued that we need an institution like the Lok Pal. We have introduced a Bill in Parliament which is now before the Standing Committee. There are differences of view on details of the Bill. We have made it clear that all concerned individuals should convey their concern on different aspects of the Bill to their representatives in parliament and to the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee has the power to propose any amendment. We are open to a reasoned debate on all these issues.

The creation of the Lok Pal as an institution will help. But it will not solve the problem. It needs to be supported by improvements in the pace and quality of judicial processes. Speedy trials and timely judgements will do a great deal to discourage corruption and dispel the notion that those who break the law can get away scot free. This requires a number of judicial reforms.

We need to thoroughly revamp existing government procedures to reduce discretion and to make the basis of decision making as transparent as possible. I have asked a group of Ministers to look into this issue and I am confident we will come up with systemic solution. As managers, you can contribute to the process by suggesting mechanisms that would increase transparency.

Many countries have a law to govern government procurement. We propose to introduce legislation along these lines. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law has recently modified its earlier model procurement law. We can benefit from this latest “model law” and internalise international best practices. I would urge State Governments to do the same.

Many of the controversies that have arisen in the recent past arise because of the inadequacies of our regulatory institutions. We need to strengthen this regulatory framework, including strengthening their technical capacity.

The funding of elections and of political parties happens to be yet another area which calls for reforms to reduce the scope for generation of black money.

A comprehensive restructuring of government system and procedures along these lines is necessary if we want to clean up the system. Clean it up we must. The economic reforms were aimed at unleashing India’s enormous entrepreneurial potential to accelerate the pace of economic development. Along with the techno-economic issues which we deal with in our planning process, we also need to change our system of governance to eliminate corruption. It will take time and effort but it can be done.

If we succeed, we will ensure that our economy is firmly placed on the path of rapid growth. The future augurs well for our country. It also augurs well for West Bengal and Kolkata. Kolkata has been a great centre of learning and creativity in the past. It lost that position over several decades. However, I sincerely believe that a new sun is rising on our East, and Kolkata can once again regain its glory as India’s window to Asia. One of the greatest Indians who re-discovered India’s Asian identity and Asia’s links with India was Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Laureate and a proud son of Bengal and India. His travels to the East helped India reconnect with its civilisational neighbourhood. The time has come to build on this great civilisational heritage and to pool all our wisdom, knowledge and experience to revitalize West Bengal's economy, polity and society so as to scale new heights of human endeavour and achievement in the service of the people of West Bengal and India as a whole.”

Anna talk safe to the point to keep engagement going

Nksagar-Sagar-Media-Inc-New-Delhi:Anna Hazare continues his fast on the 7th day on Monday to press for a strong Lokpal Bill.Organization need Hold Press brief-disuss-Lokpal Bill needs to be purely people body with inherent powers with people not within system:Anna loses five kg as protests enter seventh day:Fasting social activist Anna Hazare has lost five kgs in the past seven days of his hunger strike with doctors today saying he is fine but his close aides are worried.

Team-Anna needs to talk safe to the point to keep engagement going :Prime Minister said-at Golden Jubilee Lecture of the Indian Institute of Management in Kolkata on Monday morning-that the-Nation is submerged in corruption.Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Lokpal Bill is studying the civil society's version of the bill. The Chairman of the Committee Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters in New Delhi that all aspects will be looked into in detail before making final recommendations to Parliament. He said that Committee is looking into the representations being sent by the general public in response to the advertisements issued by the Committee.Mr Singhvi said that the aim of the government and the civil society is the same, only the methodology needs -to be synchronized. Anna Hazare has said his campaign has not closed the door of dialogue with government, a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated it was open for discussion.

"We have not closed the door of dialogue. We have kept it open. Only through dialogue the issues can be resolved," he told his supporters at Ramlila Ground on sixth day of his fast on Sunday.

Hazare's fast demanding a strong Lokpal bill entered the sixth day on Sunday.
Hazare came to the podium at around 10 a.m. as supporters started pouring into Ramlila grounds where he launched his protest on Friday after coming out of Tihar Jail.After reaching the podium, Hazare “thanked” people for extending whole-hearted support to his campaign against corruption.“I thank all of you for coming here and supporting the movement,” the 74-year-old anti-corruption crusader said in a brief comment.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that the government was open to "discussion and dialogue" on the issue.Calling for a broad national consensus on the controversial issue, Singh expressed the hope that the government can enlist the cooperation of "all thinking segments of Indian public opinion to ensure that the end product is a strong and effective Lokpal which all sections of our community want".

The Prime Minister was answering questions from the media at the conclusion of the full meeting of the Planning Commission at his residence to approve the Approach Paper of the 12th Five Year Plan

Singh said the government has presented a Lokpal Bill which was the demand of all political parties when he had convened an all party conference on the issue."They said we cannot give you our viewpoint unless and until you come out with a draft. We have fulfilled that obligation".Team-Anna needs to talk safe to the point to keep engagement going :Prime Minister said-at Golden Jubilee Lecture of the Indian Institute of Management in Kolkata on Monday morning-that the-Nation is submerged in corruption.Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Lokpal Bill is studying the civil society's version of the bill. The Chairman of the Committee Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters in New Delhi that all aspects will be looked into in detail before making final recommendations to Parliament. He said that Committee is looking into the representations being sent by the general public in response to the advertisements issued by the Committee.Mr Singhvi said that the aim of the government and the civil society is the same, only the methodology needs-to be synchronized. Anna Hazare has said his campaign has not closed the door of dialogue with government, a day after Hazare came to the podium at around 10 a.m. as supporters started pouring into Ramlila grounds where he launched his protest on Friday after coming out of Tihar Jail.After reaching the podium, Hazare “thanked” people for extending whole-hearted support to his campaign against corruption.“I thank all of you for coming here and supporting the movement,” the 74-year-old anti-corruption crusader said in a brief comment.
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Anna Hazare's fast in the national capital demanding a strong Lokpal to tackle corruption entered seventh day on Monday as it saw the Gandhian expanding ambit of his fight to include eletoral reforms and a farmer friendly land acquisition law.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, law and Justice looking into the Lok Pal Bill has invited suggestions from individuals and organisations.The Committee headed by Abhishek Manu Singhvi has decided to invite memoranda containing views, suggestions from the individuals and organisations interested in the subject matter of the Bill and also to hear select oral evidence on the subject matter of the Bill.Those select oral evidence on the subject matter of the Bill.Those desirous of submitting memorandum to the Committee have been asked to send letter within fifteen days of publication of the announcement.The Committee has also asked for those, who are willing to appear before the Committee for oral evidence besides submitting the memorandum, to indicate the same.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A passenger jet crashed in Canada's Arctic region

12 killed as passenger jet crashes in Canada's Arctic region
A passenger jet crashed in Canada's Arctic region yesterday, killing 12 people and injuring three others.

Canadian police say the Boeing 737 jet with 15 people on board went down near Resolute Bay in the Arctic territory of Nunavut. There is no immediate information on the condition of the three survivors.

The airline, First Air, confirming the crash said the plane lost contact when it was about eight kilometers from Resolute Bay airport. The flight was on its way from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to Resolute Bay.

Team-Anna :Parliament is not supreme, We the people is

Team-Anna needs to-talk safe-to the-pt--to-keep engagement going#NAC members led by Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander presented an alternative to Team Anna's and the government draft. NAC team said arresting Anna was the wrong move by the government they also added that Team Anna's draft of the Lokpal will give overarching powers to one body.Roy said the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI), with which she is associated, has prepared a version of Lokpal Bill and would present it before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel. "We must assert our rights. But to get rid of these institutions would be a great disaster for all the people in
this country. Therefore we must make it work," she said. "Our argument is that democracy is people's right in our system. So we must make these democratic institutions work for us and they must work for us," she said. #On Aug 20, 10:34 am, Nachiketa Tiwari <nachiket...@hotmail.com> wrote:
Kejriwal has gone on record to state that parliament is not supreme, but the public is. Ditto for Hegde. And ditto for Bhushan (younger). On the other side, the govt. is arguing that the parliament is supreme. Either of these arguments may sound "cool" but are very, very dangerous. All these entities, the govt., Kejriwal, ... know that in reality it is the Law, i.e. the Constitution, which is supreme. We are a society where Rule of Law, prevails above everything else. So, even if the parliament enacts something against the grain of Indian Constitution, it can be declared null and void by the Supreme Court. And the people express their voice thru the same Law. This is not a matter of academic debate. But too many a society have been held to fascists when they got beholden to "we the people are supreme". The French Revolution, where many individuals masquerading as leaders of **people** managed to kill tens of thousands of folks they did not like. Ditto for China and Russia. Nepal is a much more recent story. The Maoists also perpetrate anarchy by pretending to be voices of people. As Anna's movement gathers momentum, we have to be clear that it does not generate into a Nepal like situation, where a few individuals, who have zero rapport with people, manage to get themselves officially declared as the voice of people, and make all sorts of stupid and dangerous decision. The medicine in such a case could be very well worse than the cure

#Citizens have all rights and are supreme

Pandit Nehru's address on August
3, 1962  while inaugurating the annual conference of State Ministers
of Community Development and Panchayati Raj:

" Either you trust the people or you don't. There is no half way-house. Partly trusting them leaves you nowhere. Then they have no-responsibility and they do not develop properly. That is why, having
given this authority and power to them you should not tamper with it
by official interference. Democracy is not merely Parliament at the
top or in the States but something that excites every person and
something that trains every one to take his proper place and indeed,
any place in the country if need arises. I have said and I mean it,
that all this Panchayati Raj, whatever things we are doing, are
ultimately meant to train up every individual in India to be a
potential Prime Minister of India."

If the above is true, does not Pandit Nehru's address on August
3, 1962  while inaugurating the annual conference of State Ministers
of Community Development and Panchayati Raj:

" Either you trust the people or you don't. There is no half way
house. Partly trusting them leaves you nowhere. Then they have no
responsibility and they do not develop properly. That is why, having
given this authority and power to them you should not tamper with it
by official interference. Democracy is not merely Parliament at the
top or in the States but something that excites every person and
something that trains every one to take his proper place and indeed,
any place in the country if need arises. I have said and I mean it,
that all this Panchayati Raj, whatever things we are doing, are
ultimately meant to train up every individual in India to be a
potential Prime Minister of India."

If the above is true, does not citizens have all rights for peaceful
protest against government and parliament as they are supreme in a
democracy. have all rights for peaceful
protest against government and parliament as they are supreme in a
democracy-.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lokpal Bill draft with standing committee.

A Parliamentary committee has sought public opinion and suggestions on the Lokpal Bill, giving people 15 days to send their feedback on the measure which proposes to create an anti-corruption watchdog.The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel on Saturday issued an advertisement in dailies giving out salient features of the Bill and asking people to send their opinions and suggestions within 15 days. While 15 days is the standard time given by parliamentary panels to people or organisations to send feedback on bills, it was an indication that the Committee will not be able to give its recommendations before the end of the Monsoon Session on 8September.th August as the deadline for Parliament to pass the bill.Soon after the bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on 4 August, the Rajya Sabha Chairman has referred it to the Committee and given it three months to give recommendations.
The Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel is serviced by the Rajya Sabha secretariat and headed by a Rajya Sabha member in this case Abhishek Manu Singhvi.Soon after the bill was referred to it, the Committee had invited team Hazare to place its views before the panel.Home Minister P Chidambaram had recently said that Hazare was free to place his views before the panel once again. Social Activist Anna Hazare is continuing his fast at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi to press for his demands, among other demands he is seeking inclusion of Prime Minister in the Lok Pal, Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements around the venue with about 400 personnel.

Hazare agreed to move from Tihar Prison, where he was kept after being arrested on 16th August to Ramlila ground in the walled city after government agreed to his demands of holding the fast without any restrictions on the number of supporters.

The 73-year-old Gandhian led a procession from Tihar prison and went to Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi before taking the centre-stage at the ground, a famous venue for the annual Dusherra celebrations.Team Ann member and a former top cop Kiran Bedi constantly addressed people telling them to maintain calm and remain peaceful as Hazare's procession inched towards the venue.Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements inside and outside the venue with about 400 personnel being deployed to ensure security of people. The Police set up several gates and frisked people before letting them in.Replying to questions whether he was shifting the goalpost after agreeing to restrict the fast to a fortnight, Hazare's close associate Arvind Kejriwal said "Anna Hazare will be here."

The Delhi Police Commissioner has agreed that the fast can be extended by a week on four days' notice, he said."We are willing to have a discussion with the government with an open mind but there cannot be any compromise on corruption," Hazare aid Prashant Bhushan said.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jan Lokpal as pvt member's bill: Khurshid

Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid have made it clear that there was no restriction on any member wanting to bring Jan Lokpal Bill as a private member's bill in Parliament."Private members have no restriction at all. Private members can move any bill. When private members move a bill, then it is taken up as per rules and regulations of the House," Khurshid told reporters in New Delhi on Friday.The Law Minister was speaking in context of the proposed introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill, backed by Anna Hazare and his team, in Parliament as a private member's bill.BJP Lok Sabha MP from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi has proposed to introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill as private member's bill. Varun said he intended to move the Bill next week.Khurshid said the private member's bill should have adequate support of members for it to be taken up and passed in Parliament."The Bill is considered in the House after adequate members support it. The House then passes the Bill or in normal course the minister gives an assurance by which the Bill gets withdrawn."The assurance is that their concerns will be factored into any further legislation that the government will bring. That's the standard procedure. If somebody is wanting to bring a private member's bill, then there's nobody stopping them. But they would have to get the necessary support of the members," said the Law Minister.Asked if a member bringing in such a bill wishes to have voting on it, Khurshid said, "If someone wants a voting, then they can have it."
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Anna Hazare to launch public fast

NEW DELHI: Anna leaves Tihar: Anna Hazare comes out of Tihar jail.at-11-40-noon:India's government shattered to popular Anna-event over corruption and  Anna fast continue for fourth day at Jail thousands protested across the country, when granted permission for a self-styled Gandhian  to stage a 15-day hunger strike in public-at the Ramlila Ground at-12Noon-19th AUGUST, 2011.

Anna Hazare arrested  Tuesday, wee hours ahead of a planned fast to demand Anti-graft-Ombudsman  against the corruption that plagues nation from top to bottom.Government jailing of the 73-year-old campaigner ignited nationwide protests- put Prime Minister Singh's government on a backfoot.
 Congress party-led UPA-government, faced popular protest movements of this century, as agreed to release Hazare,  he refused to leave the high-security Tihar jail till has the right to lead the protest-masses at the jail erupted in ecstasy after a deal was struck to allow Hazare to fast in public, reached early on Thursday, shouting "I am Anna" and "We are with you." An impromptu stage was set up with musicians playing for the crowds."My health is fine, do not worry. Instead, I am full of energy now," said Hazare.

"I will stay in jail tonight, and tomorrow I will come to meet you all," he said, adding, "I will also talk to everyone across the country who has brought this revolution."A medical team is on standby to monitor Hazare's health begun his fast in jail for fourth day is further worsen the crisis for government:

Varun Gandhi-to present-Jan-Lokpal-bill in Parliament today:The protests across cities in India, have rocked the ruling Congress party, sent shockwaves through the political class.
Varun Gandhi to CNN-IBN: This is a bill against corruption, its not a bill against the government.
A March in support of Jan Lokpal is going on at District Park Sec- 13 Rohini Delhi plz join.
U.T Like Puducherry-there Were Huge Rallies Against Corruption.We Are with Anna.
25000 People protested in Amravati District of Maharashtra in support of janlokpal
Deoghar,jharkhand,school children start protesting,they move to police station for give arreting its amazing #anna
Anna Hazar-effect-Portland,Oregon. Protest planned in support of Jan Lokpal ,Sunday 21st Aug 6 PM at Pioneer Square:
Assam Med Coll, Dibrugarh arranging a candle light support event for Janlokpal at 7PM.citizen-students, lawyers, teachers, executives and civil servants are-on to streets in cities and remote villages.

Facebook fan page for Hazare  285,000 followers,  India Against Corruption page on Facebook 350,000 followers : Twitter by supporters to send out messages of where and when to protest.

India's 24-7 enews networks,  dig up the latest corruption scam,  played a vital role in whipping up the Hazare story. Protests have sprung up in the United States in Britain, countries with large Indian communities.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Anna Hazare to continue fast from Ramlila Maidan

Varun Gandhi-to present-Jan-Lokpal-bill in Parliament today:-Persons are getting fainted at Jail and taken out for treatment:
Anna fast continue for fourth day at Jail,to be at the Ramlila Ground at-12Noon-19th AUGUST, 2011.

"Kiran Bedi"-Kiran Bedi;tweets-
Anna will address the congregation at tihar 11 am Move in a rally for half hour till mayapuri.Then go to Rajghat-vijay chowk-Ramlila Gd:
Anna to leave Tihar Jail at 11am for Ramlila Maidan-and-walk-to-Mayapuri-then-in-vehicle will proceed to-RajGhat-and then to India Gate finally to-Ramlila Maidan Kiran-Bedi:
Anna to leave Tihar Jail at 11am for Ramlila Maidan: Kejriwal -
Delhi: Section 144 has been removed from JP Park New Delhi:
A March in support of Jan Lokpal is going on at District Park Sec- 13 Rohini Delhi plz join.
U.T Like Puducherry-there Were Huge Rallies Against Corruption.We Are with Anna.
25000 People protested in Amravati District of Maharashtra in support of janlokpal
Deoghar,jharkhand,school children start protesting,they move to police station for give arreting its amazing #anna
Anna Hazar-effect-Portland,Oregon. Protest planned in support of Jan Lokpal ,Sunday 21st Aug 6 PM at Pioneer Square:
Assam Med Coll, Dibrugarh arranging a candle light support event for Janlokpal at 7PM.
Permission has been given to Anna Hazare and his associates for his fast at Ramlila Maidan till 2nd September and it is conditional, Home Secretary R K Singh said on Thursday.

He said the government was not involved in any discussion with Team Anna and it was the Delhi Police which held the talks and resolved the issue amicably.
"The Delhi Police discussed with Team Anna and, thereafter, they have come to a decision. What the Delhi Police conveyed to the Ministry of Home Affairs is that the permission was given till September two on the usual sort of conditions," he told reporters in New Delhi on Thursday.
Singh said it was not proper to say the agreement was a victory for one side and defeat for the other "but the basic issue was that permission for certain ground and certain period was given with some sort of conditions. If someone is saying that this is a victory or something, this is not the right way to say. This is not a question of victory or defeat," he said.
Home Secretary said conditions of a particular ground mandated a certain size of crowd as well as of available parking.
"An agreement has been reached on another ground and the size of that ground is much larger. So the size of the crowd does not matter," the Home Secretary said, referring to Ramlila Maidan.

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Anna's message from Tihar: My health is fine, don't worry.

thekiranbedi Kiran Bedi
Reviewd ramlila arrangements with all agencies. Lighting, sound, tentages, screens and barricades etc will take the day.
thekiranbedi
Reviewed Ramlila arrangements with all agencies. Ground cleaning, lighting, sound, screening,essential tentage etc will take the day.

Team Anna gives undertaking for protests; to abide by rules.

Delhi-MCD-official reports-half of-RamLila-Maidan-dressed upon war footing for
Anna fast.Anna to come out of Tihar after Ramlila ground is ready: Kejriwal

SriSriOnTour Sri Sri on Tour-From the Office of HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Bangalore, India.
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SriSri #Corruption:Every #anticorruption movement needs spiritual strength.Only power of spirituality can help resolve problems we face.

"Greatness is not in preaching-but in-action.Everyone thinks his way we need all sorts of people to make this world.Making better future,for generations we need to work hard-both materially spiritually."-Nksagar

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Anna to undergo a medical check-up in Tihar

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Every time I get depressed about india, real heroes lift the mood, restore faith in idea of India.
tavleen_singh Tavleen Singh
The NGOs who support Anna should be brought under the Lokpal and show us annual balance sheets. Who pays for their travel and offices?

Anna Hazare relents accepts police permission for 15-day fast

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#Anna Hazare to continue Anshan from Ramlila Maidan after 3 pm today,

thekiranbedi Kiran Bedi
Delhi police removed the unacceptable conditions and offered 15 days permission. Anna accepted there.

thekiranbedi Kiran Bedi
Anna has accepted the DP permission for two weeks. Anna now shall be at the Ramlila grd post 3 PM
Anna has accepted delhi police offer of two weeks dharna\fast at Ramlila ground starting tom post 3pm
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Anna aides meet Delhi Police Commissioner, decision likely on Thursday
Swamy39 Subramanian Swamy
Cure for corruption has three dimensions.First, sufficient effective laws, second, enforcement,and third, value system for sustainability.


Swamy39 Subramanian Swamy
Anna is a good man and has mental clarity, but he is dependent on Naxalites and the westernised. At the right moment we should rescue him.

Swamy39 Subramanian Swamy
Annaji is exclusively concentrating on the first, while I am on the other two dimensions. That is the difference between the approaches.

Basketball: India Women’s team heads to Japan

Basketball: India Women’s team heads to Japan for FIBA Asia Championship-
India’s Senior Women’s Basketball team will leave for Japan on Thursday night to take part in the to the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Omura-Nagasaki from August 21-28, 2011. The Basketball Federation of India is sending 12 players, four officials, and two official FIBA referees as part of their contingent
The players that India will send Japan for this prestigious tournament will be the same who represented India at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan last week, except for one change: Forward/Center Harjeet Kaur has been excluded from the team due to an injury and has been replaced by Sonika Ohylan.
The team will be led by American coach Pete Gaudet.
Indian team for 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women
Akanksha Singh (Delhi)
Anitha Paul Durai (Indian Railways)
Bharti (Indian Railways)
Geethu Anna Jose (Indian Railways)
Harjeet Kaur (Delhi)
Kruthika Lakshman (Karnataka)
Kokila Subramani (Tamil Nadu)
Prashanti Singh (Delhi)
Pushpa Maddu (Indian Railways)
Shireen Vijay Limaye (Maharashtra)
Smruthi Radhakrishnan (Indian Railways)
Sonika Ohylan (Delhi)
Head Coach: Pete Gaudet
Assistant Coach: Abdul Hamid Khan
Trainer: Gopika Vijay Kachare
Physiotherapist: Sudhir Singh Rathore
FIBA Referee: Ceciline Michael Vino Vincent Francis Victor
FIBA Referee: Somasundaramoortyh Shanmugasundaram
India have been placed in Level I of the Championship, along with champions China, hosts Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Lebanon. In Level II, the teams are Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Singapore.

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