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Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Singh bond over Punjabi food

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         Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Singh bond over Punjabi food on the sets of 
                                                                 Udta Punjab !
 
Kareena Kapoor Khan who is currently shooting for Udta Punjab in Amritsar with Punjab superstar Diljit Dosanjh, have already started bonding over their love for films and food !
The two true-blood Punjabis are enjoying their schedule in Amritsar and Diljit who is a deep admirer of Kareena and her work, is ensuring the actress is treated to her favorite food while in the city. Not only has the actor been taking Kareena to local food joints in Amritsar but also treating her to some home-cooked traditional Punjabi meals while on the sets of the film.
When contacted confirmed Kareena, “Diljit is extremely talented, and he is treating me to local and home-cooked Punjabi food.”

M7.7 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude7.7
Date-Time
  • 29 Mar 2015 23:48:34 UTC
  • 30 Mar 2015 09:48:34 near epicenter
  • 30 Mar 2015 03:48:34 standard time in your timezone
Location4.746S 152.560E
Depth65 km
Distances
  • 54 km (33 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 282 km (175 mi) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 309 km (192 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
  • 367 km (228 mi) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 789 km (489 mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Expanding Scope of PILs To Counter Corrupted Legislations
March30, 2015 (C) Ravinder Singh ravinderinvent@gmail.com

Justice T S Thakur in delivering a public lecture ‘Widening Horizons of PIL’ observed ‘PIL are indicative of weak and failing Legislature’ and PILs help democracy. The legislation exercise is most corrupted in India. Companies hoard on to Bank Credits on never to return basis – creating no jobs and no IPR. There is practically no money for millions graduating from colleges every year and for 10m jobs creation for 20m population growth. In fact we produce Six Singapore Population in a year.

Singapore a very small country of 3m people without natural resources has over US$518b Exports, US$463b Imports – FDI US$848b outperform 1250m people of India with huge resources. Current nominal GDP is US$56,112 which is 100 times more per capita than 1965 at the time of Singapore Independence.

Budget of Singapore talks of Creating More Jobs, Invest in R&D, Increasing Wages for its People, Investing in Creating More Wealth for People – India Budget is DICTATED by Adani & Ambani – 1250m Indians are FED on FAKE PROMISES. Farmers can’t Store, Process and Market their produce directly to consumers – 75% people depend on Moneylenders for Credit.

Shell Oils Biggest – 600 Acres > RIL 7500 Acres

Shell Oils biggest 30 mtpa Refinery & Petrochemical complex is built on 600 acres of land whereas 27 mtpa RIL $6billion Jamnagar Refinery & Petrochemical complex is built on 7500 acres.

Jurong Island of 8000 acres is home to scores of Multinationals investing $24billion processing over 72 mtpa of crude and High Value Petro Chemicals. Turnover of JURONG Island companies exceed Rs.400,000 crore or more than entire RIL.

GoI is not protecting the interests of 99% people of India. 

Today, Jurong Island is home to many companies such as LANXESS, Afton Chemical, BASF, BP, Celanese, Evonik, ExxonMobil, DuPont, Mitsui Chemicals, Chevron Oronite, Shell, Singapore Petroleum Company and Sumitomo Chemical.
Clusters of gigantic cylindrical tanks amid a maze of pipelines now dot the island; investment totalled S$31 billion in 2010. Resident companies produce a vast range of items, from petroleum products to polycarbonate resins used in CDs, DVDs and LCD TV panels, and super-absorbent polymers that go into diapers and sanitary napkins.
ExxonMobil, which has invested S$4 billion in a refinery and cracker plant, makes industrial and automotive lubricants including a product used in Formula One racing cars. DuPont has invested S$1 billion, and manufactures Zytel nylon resin, a versatile engineering plastic used in automobile components, appliances, wire insulation, sporting gear and home furnishings. Afton Chemical is constructing a new manufacturing facility, expected to become operational in January 2016, to produce petroleum additives for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets.
Output for the chemicals cluster—which cover oil and gas, petrochemicals and speciality chemicals—totalled S$66.5 billion in 2005, an increase of 31 per cent from 2004. This accounted for almost 32 per cent of production in Singapore's manufacturing sector. Powered by the cluster, Singapore is currently one of the world's top three oil refining centres despite not having a single drop of crude deposits.
Jurong Island's refineries process 1,300,000 barrels (210,000 m3) of crude oil per day, turning it into petrol, kerosene and jet fuel sold locally and abroad. Cracker plants break down the molecules of other oil-and gas-related substances such as naphtha into additives that give unique characteristics to certain products, from printer inks to plastic mouldings, semiconductors and aircraft materials.


Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India. Ph; 091- 9718280435, 9650421857

Admiral L. Ramdas after he heard the news of his removal.

Read the statement by Admiral L. Ramdas after he heard the news of his removal.
March 29, 2015
New Delhi, India
It is with great surprise and sadness that I heard today from a reporter that the Aam Aadmi Party no longer requires my services as it’s internal Lokpal. Various media reports have subsequently confirmed this news. I am disappointed that the leadership of the party did not accord me the courtesy of informing me first before making this decision public. I still await their phone-call.
I am surprised because less than two weeks ago the party publicly reaffirmed its confidence in me. At no point in my tenure did the party express to me any dissatisfaction with my service. Neither did its leaders question my neutrality or my objectivity in this position. As recently as January 2015, I was asked to investigate complaints against potential electoral candidates. I took it as a sign of the party’s confidence in me when on February 15th, at an informal meeting at the home of Mr Kejriwal, in the presence of many other senior leaders of the party, including members of the executive committee, I was actually requested to consider serving an additional five years as Lokpal.
I am, however, more sad than surprised. It was with a sense of excitement and hope that I became part of this movement to bring a new kind of politics to India. I believed in the ideals of transparency, accountability and fairness that was encapsulated in the institution of the Lokpal. And, I was honoured to be the first person to serve in this capacity.
I have tried to discharge my duties and responsibilities to the best of my abilities. My two previous letters, one which became public, the other which was intended to be public, reflected my effort to encourage the various leaders of the party to work together to remember the principles on which it was founded and to make sure that the promises made to the electorate – to the people- were fulfilled. Unfortunately I did not succeed in that effort.
I still hope that the party which has fired the imagination and hopes of so many Indians will be able to fulfill its promises of good governance, both internally and externally, in the exercise of political power in its new capacity as the government of Delhi. I wish them well in this endeavour.

The National Executive (NE) of the Aam Aadmi Party in its meeting held on Sunday, March 29, took the following decisions :
1) Reconstitution of the Lokpal panel :

Rebel AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan hold a meeting with their supporters to discuss their future course of action.

The NE reconstituted the three-member internal Lokpal panel following the completion of the term of the previous panel which was headed by Admiral L Ramdas.
The new Lokpal panel of the Aam Aadmi Party comprises of :
i) N Dilip Kumar (Former IPS officer known for his anti-corruption credentials)
ii) Rakesh Sinha (Former DIG CISF and a high court lawyer)
iii) Dr SP Verma (Educationist)
2) Reconstitution of the national disciplinary committee :
The three-member committee will be headed by Dinesh Waghela and its other members are Pankaj Gupta and Ashish Khetan.
3) To implement the National Council decision of organising a protest outside the Parliament against the central government’s ordinance on land acquisition on April 22, the NE decided to constitute a six-member committee for supervising the preparations for this programme.
The members of the committee are : Ilyas Azmi, Prem Singh Pahari, Yogesh Dahiya, Somendra Dhaka, Gurnam Singh and Kiran Bissa.
4) The NE decided to form a committee to be headed by Sanjay Singh to ascertain the current status of organisation in different states :
The committee has been given 15 days time to prepare a report on the current situation of organisational status in different states. This report will form the basis for the road ahead, including the state of preparation for contesting elections, if any in future.
Saina, Srikant lift India Open Super Series Badminton Women's & Men's Singles titles
Mar 30,  8:13 AM
Indian shuttlers have made their first ever title-sweep in the India Open Super Series Badminton tournament by lifting both the women's and men's singles crowns. At the Siri Fort Indoor Complex in New Delhi on Sunday, first Indian woman shuttler to achieve world number one ranking, Saina Nehwal, clinched her maiden India Open Super Series title after notching up a dominating straight game victory against former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand.

The London Olympic bronze medalist got the better off Intanon 21-16 21-14 in a battle that kept the crowd hooked from the first point to the last.

Later in the summit clash in the men's section, World Number Four and second seed Kidambi Srikanth overpowered Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in three games 18-21, 21-13, 21-12. It is second Super Series title of his career.

Saina won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in January, before becoming the first Indian woman to reach the final of the All England Championships.

She achieved her dream of becoming the world number one after Carolina Marin lost in the semifinals.
Two ships dispatched to bring back Indians stranded in Yemen
Mar 30,  12:57 PM
In Kerala, the state Minister of Non-Keralite Affairs and Information & Public Relations, K C Joseph today said that all steps have been taken to bring back Indians stranded in the strife-torn Yemen. Speaking to media persons in Kannur, the Minister said two ships have been dispatched to bring them back and accommodation facilities have been arranged at New Delhi and Mumbai for Keralites returning home.

He termed the allegations that Indian Embassy officials demanded money to help those stranded as baseless. The Minister noted that about 3500 Indian nationals are held up in the strife-torn country, of which 70 per cent are from Kerala. He appealed to nurses to leave Yemen at the earliest, without waiting for settlement of their salaries.

Two passenger ships started its sailing to Djibouti for evacuation of Indians from strife torn Yemen. The ships left this morning after getting instructions from Union Government to the Kochi Port Trust authorities. The passenger ships, MV Kavarati and MV Corals could evacuate a total of 1200 passengers. It is expected that the ships could reach Djibouti port within 5 to 7 days. Indian Navy will provide escort and security to the ships in the international waters. There is a 150 member crew in the ships, including doctors and nurses.
Jhelum crosses danger mark in Srinagar
Mar 30,

Jammu and Kashmir government today declared a flood situation in Kashmir Valley as Jhelum river crossed the danger mark in Srinagar following incessant rains. According to the Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir, river Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 18 feet and 22 feet at Ram Munshibagh and Sangam respectively at 7 AM. Accordingly the authorities have declared that Kashmir is facing a flood situation and people living in low lying areas, especially in and around Jhelum, have been advised to move to safer areas.

Elderly persons and children have also been asked to shift to specially set up camps. Two houses sunk into ground at Chadoora area in Budgam district of Kashmir. 16 people are reported to be trapped inside. The government today decided to shut all schools up to class 12 for today and tomorrow in the wake of flood alert. All University and Board of School Examinations scheduled for today and tomorrow have also been postponed. AIR correspondent reports that the State government has put forth men and machinery into service to help the people affected by the floods.

Seven Adivasi Families including Women Arrested Illegally
Brutal Use of State Power: Standing Crop Crushed
Gujarat govt. with centre’s support committing atrocities on adivasis

At least seven adivasi families are under custody arrested & kept in their own houses by the Gujarat Police & administration, since yesterday. In village Kevadia just 7kms away from the Sardar Sarovar Dam site & already affected by the projects since 1960’s women who were asserting that their agricultural land & houses shouldn’t be grabbed for Bharat Bhavan, without they getting the package of alternative land to the landholder and an amount of Rs.5 lakhs for the each adult major son in the family; were arrested by the police & taken to Tilakwada p.o. about 50kms away. While the women were released after a pressure was created by the crowd gathered at the p.o. & media covering the incidence, the JCB machines were brought to carry on their work, destroying even the standing crops of ‘Tuvar’. Such an unjust, destructive action continued overnight, smashing not just the crop & the land, but hearts of the adivasis who have been fighting for their survival since 1970’s and loss their livelihoods since 1961 itself.
The six villages with Kevadia being one of those, lost their land acquired for the Sardar Sarovar & project colony, at  a meager rate of compensation in 1961 and all the adivasis Bhil (Tadis) families became either landless or left with small chunks of land. The land they lost was used for nine kinds of govt. guest houses, staff quarters, and colony, bazaar as well as tourism centers while some of it has been used for storage of material of the contractors, illegally diverting the purpose of acquisition itself.
When about 300 families, the original landholder’s struggle against the injustice imposed over years, we found that the number of families had gone up to 900 already. Only a few of them could get work at the dam site & other at the project office, mostly as temporary wage earners.       Only the 300 were offered, after struggle a package of Rs. 36,000 in lieu of land. Many of them obviously rejected the same as meager amount, absolutely inadequate for purchasing alternative source of livelihood.
It was in 2013 that the Gujarat govt. taking cognizance of the antagonism to any further acquisition of land amongst the adivasis is the Kevadia region brought out a govt. resolution promising land for land and the above package applicable to the Bharat Bhavan project in Kevadia. However, these families who had already lost more than 100 acres in the 1960’s and 20 acres more for the Bharat Bhavan, were taken to show the land at three to four sites which they could not accept as the same was in dispersed in small pieces. in such a situation when the families where awaiting further offer from the govt. a sudden oppressive move by the administration with police force exposes the lack of political will to rehabilitate the adivasis and intension to grab their land. This model, if not questioned would certainly be applied by the BJP govt. in Gujarat to other private corporate projects planned to be brought into the same area.
It is not shocking but condemnable that the Gujarat govt. with obvious support from the centre is behaving in an utmost unjust manner committing atrocities on adivasis now.
The fight is on and it will continue to, till justice is attained.
We appeal to all sensitive supporters to write to the District Collectors, District Narmada, the Chief Minister of Gujarat as well as the Prime Minister himself.

Medha Patkar                         Devram Kanera                     Jikubhai Tadvi                                                                                                                                               
Contact number: +91 91 79148973                      

Aam Aadmi Party forms three-member panel as internal Lokpal


AAP the champion of Lokhpal dumps Lokhpal with his extra constitutional act.
The two days of hectic political activities to gravitate Aam Aadmi in Delhi spilled its inner dirty linen in public. In a emotional speech the image builder made scathing attacks on his party colleagues of their selfish intentions and his own purest intention of running the two fold activities of one the  government and second folds of the party with one batons. Further AK  admitted { Ex A Comm Tax -man) he doesnot know what the personal-bond is when Magistrate asked him to furnish but looks at his loyal friend Prashant on whose nod he took decision to been to jail,perception is that he wanted jail for the people.What a emotional blackmail.Thus all e channels flash now his diction  is to reign and rest of the verbatim are not the  party line. Prashant and Yogendra two backstabbers were thus shown exit gate with ungraceful humility where one speaks the others defendent has no voice as if though Arvind the

Party today reconstituted its disciplinary committee which will be chaired by Dinesh Waghela.

Party leader Pankaj Gupta told this to reporters after National Executive meet in Delhi today.

Prashant Bhushan has been removed from AAP's disciplinary committee.

A new Lokpal Committee will be formed consisiting of three members, N D Kumar, Rakesh Sinha, and S P Verma.

Earlier today, Party's internal Lokpal, Admiral (retd) L Ramdas said he will not quit the post even though he was asked not to attend the National Council meeting on Saturday.

The former naval chief of staff had travelled all the way from Maharashtra to attend the meeting.

Mr Ramdas said he was asked by AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta to not attend the meeting on Saturday in order to avoid confrontation.

He said Mr Gupta also wrote that only MLAs and MPs have been invited to the meeting apart from authorised National Council members.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

  1. PM congratulates Saina Nehwal on becoming World No. 1

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today congratulated badminton player, Ms Saina Nehwal on becoming the World Number 1. 

    "The phenomenal accomplishments of Saina Nehwal make us very proud. I congratulate her on being the World Number 1," the Prime Minister said.
    Congratulations to Saina Nehwal on becoming the first Indian woman to be the World Number 1. Well done and keep smashing them on! A true role model for aspiring sports persons in the country
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  2. Launch of satellite IRNSS-1D is yet another manifestation of the exemplary efforts & utmost brilliance of our scientists. Congrats to them.
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  3. Launch of satellite IRNSS-1D is yet another manifestation of the exemplary efforts & utmost brilliance of our scientists. Congrats to them.
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    Rae Bareli: Cong President SmtiSonia Gandhi
    meets farmers affected by unseasonal
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  5. Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi visited Reibareili today. She paid condolences to members of the families of the victims who died in the recent Train accident in Reibareili and assure all possible help to the bereaved families.
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  6. राम नवमी शोभा यात्रा की तैयारियां पूरी
    राम लीला मैदान से शनिवार एक बजे से निकलेगी भव्य यात्रा
    नई दिल्ली। मार्च 27, 2015 राम नवमी की विशाल शोभा यात्रा की तैयारियां पूरी कर लो गईं हैं। शनिवार दिनांक 28/03/15 को दोपहर 1 बजे से दिल्ली के आसफ़अली रोड स्थित राम लीला मैदान से दरियागंज चांदनी चौक सदर बाजार होते हुए गंगेश्वर धाम करोल बाग तक निकाली जाने बाली लगभग 10 किमी लंबी यात्रा के संपूर्णमार्ग को विशेष रूप से सजाए जाने की बृहद योजना बनाई गई है। हिंदू पर्व समन्वय समिति के महामंत्री श्री रामपाल सिंह यादव ने बताया कि यात्रा को विश्व हिंदू परिषद के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कार्याध्यक्ष डॉ प्रवीण भाई तोगड़िया भगवा झंडी दिखाकर इस यात्रा का शुभारंभ करेंगे तथा दिल्ली के अनेक गणमान्य अतिथि, पूज्य संत व राम भक्त उद्घाटन मंच को सुशोभित करेंगे। सामाजिक समरसता की झांकी, महिला सशक्तिकरण की अनूठी पहचान  दुर्गा वाहिनी की घुड़सवार टोली तथा बजरंग दल का शौर्य प्रदर्शन इस बार आकर्षण का केंद्र रहेगा।
    इन्द्रप्रस्थ विश्व हिन्दू परिषद दिल्ली के तत्वावधान में हिन्दू पर्व समन्वय समिति द्वारा निकाली जाने वाली इस यात्रा की जानकारी देते हुए विहिप दिल्ली केप्रवक्ता श्री विनोद बंसल ने बताया कि विहिप की स्वर्ण जयंती वर्ष के अवसर पर निकलने वाली इस बार की शोभा यात्रा अनुपम होगी। दिल्ली भर में इस संदर्भ में बैठकों का दौर जारी है। राजधानी के लगभग सभी मंदिरों से संपर्क साधकर कम से कम एक-एक झाँकी और 21 राम भक्तों की शोभा यात्र में न्यूनतम सहभागिता सुनिश्चित करने हेतु निवेदन किया गया है। एक ओर जहाँ योग और हवन करते हुए भक्तों की झाँकी होगी तो वहीं दूसरी ओर वंदे मातरम् व स्वच्छ भारत को दर्शाते हुए झाँकी होगी। संतों की अगुवाई में निकाली जाने वाली शोभायात्रा में इस बार बौद्ध भिक्षु व लांबा भी शामिल होंगे। यात्रा के पूरे मार्ग में रंगोली, 120 स्वागत द्वार, देश की सांस्कृतिक विरासत को दर्शाते हुए 5 विशाल मंच, विद्यालय के छात्रों की प्रस्तुतियों के साथ महिला सशक्तिकरण की अनूठी पहचान  दुर्गा वाहिनी की घुड़सवार टोली तथा बजरंग दल का शौर्य प्रदर्शन इस बार आकर्षण का केंद्र रहेगा। दिल्ली के मेयर श्री योगेंद्र चंदोलिया सहित अनेक धार्मिक, सामाजिक, शैक्षणिक व सांस्कृतिक संगठनों के वरिष्ठ पदाधिकारी शोभा यात्रा में भाग लेंगे।
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    BREAKING: Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan dropped from National Executive of Aam Aadmi Party http://goo.gl/0uSj7Z
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     Rongali – Celebrating the essence of Assam


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    Being held for the first time, the three-day festival salutes the eclectic cultural mosaic of Assam
     
     
      
    Aims at attracting Tourism & Investment to the state
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    New Delhi  - March 27, 2015: With an aim to position Assam as a tourism destination, showcas
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     ing its ethnic culture and unmatched beauty, Rongali – Celebrating the essence of Assam is being held at Guwahati from 3rd to 5thApril, 2015. The festival would highlight the rich culture of the state and the tourism opportunity that Assam presents.

    Rongali” is an attempt to showcase Assam and its cultural mosaic, the rich history with its present structure of diverse social structure, and to make the state a destination of importance and attraction. Rongali would illustrate the entire essence of the state including its cultural history, its icons, handloom, music, dance, magic, handicrafts, and the age-old harmony of various tribes and communities.

    Rongali is being organised from 3rd to 5thApril, 2015 at Veterinary Ground, Khanapara, Guwahati.  Rongaliwould include the lifestyles, food habits of various tribes to be presented by various councils, the rich history of Assam from the days of BhaskarBurman, Su KaPha, SankaradevauptoBhupenHazarika, its rich traditional handloom & handicrafts, delicious Assamese cuisines along withother North Eastern fare. Colourful dance forms of the State, Ram Vijay Bhaonaby SangeetNatakAkademi, Tea exhibition, Magic from Mayong, Mask Making from Sibsagar, traditionalgohona(jewelry) of Nagaon etc.would be on display as well. Around 50 dance forms would be performed at Rongali too.

    Famous Assamese innovator UdhabBharali would present unique innovation by Assamese innovators and the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship would present successful Assamese enterprises. Apart from that unique eco-tourism projects will be on display as will be the traditional sports of Assam.  A display of Assamese literature by legendary writers of the State and the upcoming authors would be on offer as well.

    The festival would include evenings of some amazing cultural performanceswith some of Assam’s top singers and performers like ZubeenGarg, Papon, SimantaSekhar, PriyankaBharali, Manas Robin, TarulotaKutum, North East Breeze, Joshua Queah, Moo & the Shootings Stars. India’s top rock band Indian Ocean and heavy metal band Girish& the Chronicles would also perform, in what promises to three days filled with fun and frolic.  Two fashion shows on 4th and 5th April would present the best of Assamese designers and fabric.

    Several reputed tour operators across India and tourists are expected to visit during Rongali and witness the colourfulcanvas painted by the festival. Rongali is organised by reputed socio-cultural trust of Assam Trend MMS in association with Hotel & Restaurants Associaiton of Assam, Assam Tourism, Deptt of Cultural Affairs, Govt of Assam, and Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt of India.

    A roundtable discussion in association with Guwahati Universityis being organisedon 4thApril, 2015. The theme of the discussion will be “Development Agenda of Assam” and 25 top personalities from various fields – economy, politics, sports, culture, academics, business, media etc.would deliberate on the agenda to be developed for the future of Assam. The deliberations would be documented in the form of a book and would be released later on.

    Mr. ShyamkanuMahanta, the Chief Organiser of Rongali said, “Our aim is to showcase Assam, thereby attract tourism and investment to the state, and also spread positivity about Assam globally. It is important to spread the message on the innumerable things that Assam has to offer and the unity among various tribes and communities. This is only possible through celebrating and amalgamating our rich culture, history and heritage.”

    “We would like to take the opportunity to invite friends from all over the country to come and have a firsthand experience of Assam at Rongali, and spread the word nationally about the colourful canvas that Assam presents.”


     Rongali – Celebrating the Essence of Assam


    Venue & Date:  3rd,4th,5th April, 2015, Veterinary Ground, Khanapara, Guwahati


    Brief Background about Assam:

    Assam is a land of diverse culture, and beautiful landscape blessed with huge resources. The largest river in India Brahmpatura, World reknowned one-horned Rhino, one of the biggest river island in the world Majuli, the largest concentration of wild life sanctuaries, highest tea generating region in the world, Assam has plenty to offer.  Assam is also the gateway to North East India comprising beautiful States of Meghalaya, Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram.


    With five national parks, two of which are designated World Natural Heritage Sites by UNESCO, and several wildlfe and bird sanctuaries, Assam is a blessed land for wildlife enthusiasts. At the heart of its mind boggling biodiveristy is the rich topography of Assam with its lush hills and valleys dissected by the majestic Brahmaputra and it';s many tributaries. Assam is home to over 180 species of mammals, including rare and endangered species like the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, the royal Bengal tiger, the golden langur and hoolock gibbon, and a spectacular range of avifauna. The state has conserved the one-horned Indian rhinoceros from near extinction, along with the pygmy hog, tiger and various species of birds. It provides one of the last wild habitats for the Asian elephant. TheKaziranga and the Manas National Parks are designated asWorld Heritage SitesSal tree forests are found in the state, which as a result of rainfall looks green all year round. This rain feeds the Brahmaputra River, whose tributaries and oxbow lakes provide the region with a hydro-geomorphic and aesthetic environment.

    Assam is home to Kamakhya temple, one of the most powerful shrines in India, river islandMajuli is the hub of Sattriya culture initiated by MahapurushSankaradeva, the cultural icon of Assam. Sattriya dance is considered the national dance of India. Numerous tribes, colourful celebrations, rich culture of traditional handloom & handicrafts, Assam has it all. RongaliBihuis the most famous Festival of Assam; Springtime the State blooms with Festivity and colours.



    Programme Highlights:

    Rongali Exhibition would start from 1 PM on 3rdApril, 2015

    Way of Life of Various Communities of Assam

    Various communities of Assam including Bodo, Meishing, Tea tribes,  Dimasa, Karbi, Deuri, SonowalKachari, Rabhaetc would showcase the way of life, food habits, its traditional handloom & handicraft products, organic fruits & vegetables etc.

    History of Assam

    Assam a rich cultural and political history.Rongali would showcase and present Assam’s history from historic daysupto Bird of Brahmaputra BhupenHazarika.

     Dance performance from tribes& communities of Assam:

    Rongali would present colourful dance performance from various tribes and communities. Around 50 dance from mostly tribal forms like Bagrumba of Bodo, Oinitom of Meishingupto famous Bihu dance and Sattriya dance would be on display.

    Exhibition of Handloom & Handicraft Products:

    Assam is famous for its traditional handloom & handicraft products.  Rongali would present best of Assam’s products like musk making, bell metal, pottery,  water hyacinth products, cane and bamboo artisans/ weavers, Axomiya traditional Jewelleriesetc.

    Colourful cloths of Assam, designed by weavers would be on display and sale.

    Traditional Sports of Assam:

    Assam a land famous of its traditional sports.Rongali would showcase and present various traditional sports of Assam.

    Ethnic Assamese Foods:

    Rongali would display and present best of Assamese traditional foods along with Foods from other North Eastern States.

    AnkiaBhaona

    MahapurushSrimantaSankaradeva was the father of Assamese culture. He created a unique dance drama form called AnkiaBhaona showcasing stories of Krishna and Rama. Sattriyadance which is the 8th National dance form is also showcased during Bhaona. SangeetNatak Academy would present AnkiaBhaona during Rongali.

    Unique Tourism Destinations of the State

    Rongali would showcase important tourist destinations of the State, showcase unique eco tourism projects. Wild life projects etc.

    B2B Session on Tour Operators

    Programme Timings for Cultural Performance:

    Every Day Exhibition starts at 10 AM upto 10 PM

    3rdApril, 2015:

    Dance Carnival starts from 2 PM

    4 PM – Formal Inaguration. To be inaugurated by Mr. TarunGogoi, Hon’ble CM of Assam.
    5.30 PM- 10 PM  – Cultural Evening

    Performers

    Key Attraction: Famous Bollywood Singer from Assam AnagaragPaponMahanta.

    Other attractions –KarbiRockstarPhuNing Ding, Meishing queen MsTarulotaKutum, Famous performer of Tea Tribes community Mr. SajjanNayak, Bihu Expert Mr. Manas Robin etc.

    4thApril, 2015

    Dance Carnival starts from 2 PM

    5.30 PM – AnkiyaBhaona – Bhaona is an unique creation of MahapurushSankaradeva, considered the oldest form of Drama in India.  SangeetNatak Academy, Guwahati would present AnkiaBhaona written by MahapurushSankaradeva.

    6.45PM – Ethnic fashion showcasing best of designs and products of North East

    7.45 PM – Musical evening..

    Key Attractions – Famous Assamese singers – SimantaSekhar, PriyankaBharali, Babu and hearthrobe of North East India, Bollywood Singer ZubeenGarg
    5thApril, 2015

    Dance Carnival would start from 2 PM

    5.30 PM Onwards Cultural Evening

    Key Attractions – Fashion show of traditional Assamese designs

    Rock music evening:

    Key Performers – famous Assamese bands – Moo & the Shooting Stars, North East Breeeze
    India’s top heavy metal band The Girish& the Chronicles
    India’s top Rock band – Indian Ocean​
     


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    Young Monk Communications
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  9. MEDIA SAVE THE DATE: 2 May 2015 - Special UN performance MIRACLE ON WHEELS
    From: Manoharan  Fri, 27 Mar '15 2:26p
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    Dear Media Colleague,
    Greetings from the UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan. 
    On 2nd May 2015, the eve of the anniversary of the coming into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in collaboration with NGOs The Cradle and Indian Council for UN Relations, we are hosting a performance of Miracle on Wheels. This is a totally fabulous  choreography that celebrates full integration of persons with disability in social processes, one of the key aims of the UN’s global strategy on Disability. 
    While I would like to extend to you and your spouse a personal invitation to this performance, I would also be grateful if you would circulate this information among your colleagues and their families. While some of you may have seen the performance, it can be seen again and again. And for those who haven’t, it is indeed a MUST-SEE!  
    In response to this SAVE YOUR DATE e-mail invitation and brochure, please let us know how many invites you wish to receive to this event and the address/es to where the cards should be sent. 
    I look forward to both your e-mail, and to greeting you at the FICCI Auditorium on 2nd May.
    With best regards,

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    Mrs. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman
    Director
    United Nations Information Centre
    55 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
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    Phone: +91 11 24623439

    UNIC is now on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/wqrxXl
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  10. Prashant Bhushan Yogendra Yadav open letter to CM of Delhi Arvind

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    Arvind BRO,
    We both forcing your name this open chiththi na Koi Sandesh likhni is. Ten days ago we ask you that you come from Bangalore, at the time of visitation was prompted for. But so far you have not. There is a lot of uncertainty in the environment. The party’s volunteer, are sitting around saying things that well-wishers Pro and this thing-dealing blows and some good news is coming. There are also concerned that mind mind party unity will remain or not. It concerns are being voiced that the closing number of the conversations in the siddhanto not being a compromise. That’s why we’re chiththi na Koi Sandesh public.
    After coming back from the same night your Bangalore to meet several senior fellow of aaye yogendra’s House. Then began a series of conversations that our and PRA. Kumar and PRA. Ajit was JH. We both have proposed a written conversation. Initially growing in precisely the direction the conversation. The National Coordinator post like fizul issues and charges is missing nub. When PAC has built the organization across the country consider the election out of Delhi and hear the voice of the volunteer announced so we thought finally getting the answer on those questions now that we were taken. But while internal democracy in the Party on these questions only drew solid chat so frustrating. Agreed on the principles but to say any concrete suggestion was ruled either clear or flavour.
    1. we request that conforms to the State’s sense of Swaraj at the State level are. We were told that the Organization and the program could be running in petty’s case, but the country at any corner of Panchayat and municipality elections will be taken from Delhi decided to fight, and he also just PAC by.Kumar
    Brother’s decision to send the Maharashtra have confirmed our suspicions.
    2. we demand that according to the true spirit of our movement in the past few days on charges four large pressures (two million Czech, uttamnagar alcohol seizures, law Minister’s degree and defections and try to form a Government with manipulating) the Ombudsman investigate collusion towards. The answer that everyone else is possible, but the party’s top leadership from any “sensitive” case is not even seeking on the go.
    3. We suggest that democratic participation consistent with the demands of our party took the opinion of valantiyaron in every major decision the votes go, demand generates. Answers asking if that opinion, but forget to vote by volunteer, especially while choosing a candidate.
    4. we have said that the party will come under his promise to accept homologous RTI. We were told that the party will make some information public, but come within the purview of RTI is not practical.
    5. the fact that all your best offer by filling the EC provide the details of your property, the affidavit contained details of the party and rule of a post inviting family members as applicable. We all just assumed.
    6. one of your side has raised the issue repeatedly. Yogendra was asked whether they may be exempted if they have open in Haryana. The people who worked there have ballasts yogendra atkae State will be ousted. We have not accepted since as long as internal democracy do not answer questions of our origins until such a discussion will also take part in the bargaining.
    We interacted with on open mind all these questions. When the Earth Reddy on these issues a proposed that our proposal was very different, so we accepted it too. But now the earth met this minimum resolution you have ruled out from scratch. Admiral Ramdas also drew the same failure.
    We come to understand that the purpose of the conversation was not resolving our issues we had to achieve istifa. Talking partner rotate on your behalf-to beat were repeating the same request repeatedly that we now give the istifa National Executive. The reason this is urging that it was said to be your personal, you have said that as long as we are both national Executive until you can’t work on the post of national coordinator. That you even said when we were brought out of the PAC was proposed. Proximity to your many people publicly also are saying that we will be nishkashit from the party. Overall coming off to the side of your message or give, or else the behaved gently disparaged by the istifa verses. All these not only your advisor, you are sad to hear we are very kahlava and have a setback.
    What we have done, Arvind brother you is so personal to us khundak Court? You have to amend the media no matter what lies are spread, but you are way good knows from the truth. We lawyers27 a post you ever date or not prompted for. We never even if you have not tried to overthrow. Does not suit jinan here but you know that we both help each delicate turn. Yes, we are sure to have you ask the question. Don’t even ask if you wanted. Yes, we must warn you against senselessly and threshold, and Yes, even when you hear the forbidden so we staying within the organization also opposed the decorum. What our party made on the principles of Swaraj to do so is a crime? Yes, there will always be things painful and hamri. But what you don’t want to keep the party a person who can speak the truth in the eyes and your eyes?
    Yun also, Arvind brother, as you know, we have this dialogue had offered his resignation in a written note, provided:
    · Panchayat and municipality participation in elections at the hands of the State unit of the final verdict to be announced
    · Recently, the party joined the national Ombudsman quite large around accusations towards transferred
    · Opinions of the national Ombudsman lokayukta States immediately appointed jaay
    · Policy, program and every major decision the election worker’s opinion began to enter and go vote if
    · According to CIC to accept the party declaring order of RTI.
    · According to the Constitution of the National Executive Committee vacancies National Council by secret ballot go full of
    We are still on strike. If our big improvements in the across the party give istifa once in, we would be very happy. Stay in our national Executive is an important issue. The real thing that keep some independent voices in the National Executive of the survivors organization and for you is extremely important.
    Arvind brother, optional in the country today is turning very delicate political impossibility. The common man is not party to the country New Delhi rajniti as expected have emerged. Our one small mistake can cause profound damage to the movement. Do not let the country and the world today many Indians are bigger expectations than this party bandhi. Over the past weeks we’ve met thousands of volunteer message. He pushes her in the party is what is happening. All those that want to get to work with some kind of party leader, party unity persists, as well as his soul intact. Make any thing hard todna easy. Your leadership in historic victory today after some of the big mind big time to work. The whole country is watching us, exclusively on you. We hope you will not ganvaege this historic opportunity.
    At a meeting of the National Council is just one day. Hope you keep thinking a big occasion party unity and his soul shall find a way of keeping bachaye. Any effort you will find with us.
    Sasneh
    Your,
    Prashant Bhushan
    Yogendra Yadav
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    New Delhi. 25 March 2015
    The global partnership between RB and Save the Children today launched a unique and ground-breaking programme to help eradicate child deaths from diarrhoea.
    The partnership unveiled two innovative new hygiene and sanitation products by RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) alongside Save the Children’s sustainable Stop Diarrhoea programme in India, Pakistan and Nigeria – aimed at preventing, controlling and treating the unnecessary killer.
    The combination of RB’s expertise in product development and research, and Save the Children’s experience of delivering life-saving work will help save thousands of young lives a year. Funded by RB, the Stop Diarrhoea programme, will for the first time fully implement the World Health Organisation and UNICEF 7-point plan to ensure comprehensive diarrhoea control.
    Each year 567,000 children under-five die needlessly from diarrhoea, equivalent to 64 children every hour. In an ambitious drive to help end this, Save the Children and RB have committed to working with national governments and other partners to implement the 7 Point Plan. To improve hand washing and community sanitation, RB and 19 of their suppliers (who volunteered their time) have developed two unique products that are completely new to market.
    The products are a low-cost germ protection bar that can be used by families for cleaning and washing hands (including children from the age of one). Two years in the making, the second is a ‘game-changing’ toilet powder to make the use of pit latrines more hygienic. The powder keeps flies away, reduces both faecal matter and the transmission of germs. The benefits of the toilet powder should encourage communities to make better use of the more hygienic pit latrines, as opposed to defecating in public areas.
    For the first time, RB will not be making a profit from these products and the revenue will be reinvested into the Stop Diarrhoea programme and fighting diarrhoea. They will also be produced locally, encouraging entrepreneurship, in addition to reducing the overall carbon footprint and transport costs associated with their manufacture.
    The two unique products are major breakthroughs in science and technology to target specific issues and save lives. Both products have been created to be affordable for consumers who have not traditionally been able to afford personal and home hygiene products.
    Toilet Powder:
    – The fragranced powder has highly absorptive qualities and also has a well-balanced combination of micro-organisms that accelerate the natural and continuous degradation of faeces reducing the need to regularly empty pit latrines and making them more hygienic. Initial tests show significant volume reduction after only one week’s usage.
    – Highly biodegradable the powder has been developed combining natural raw material from food production waste, such as rice husk and coconut peat.
    – The citrus fragrance reduces the unpleasant odours which also results in a reduction of flies and pests which use the toilets as a food source, spreading disease.
    Affordable Germ Protection Bar:
    – Has been developed as a product to be used by families to wash themselves, their children, (safe from children from the age of 1 year)
    – Requires less water so effective even when reduced access to water
    – Contains ingredients that help in moisturising the skin and reduces the transmission of disease-causing germs

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