Monday, January 22, 2018

Rohingya, fled to Bangladesh back to Burma.

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Dear friend
Burma and Bangladesh are planning to send tens of thousands of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh back to Burma.
Rohingya in Bangladesh haven’t been consulted about the deal, but most say they don’t want to return until it’s safe.
Rohingya won’t be allowed to return to their villages, which have been destroyed. Instead they are being sent to giant prison camps. Rohingya put there will not be allowed to live elsewhere or travel freely.
They will live in constant fear with no rights.
Stop Rohingya being sent to giant prison camps in Burma
The government of Burma hasn’t changed any of the laws and policies which discriminate against the Rohingya, and cannot guarantee that the military won’t attack them again when they return.
The government of Burma doesn’t have the resources to build and maintain these prison camps, they can only do it with international support. Incredibly, the governments of Japan and India are providing that support. The Japanese government has pledged $3m and the Indian government has pledged money and offered to construct buildings in the camps. The Burmese government says 80 people will be forced to live in each building.
Tell the Indian and Japanese government not to support Rohingya repatriation until Rohingya agree to return voluntarily and their rights are guaranteed, including citizenship rights.
Thank you so much for your support.
Mark Farmaner
Burma Campaign UK

Yashwant Sinha: President’s order disqualifying the 20 AAP MLAs is complete miscarriage

President’s order disqualifying the 20 AAP MLAs is complete miscarriage of natural justice. No hearing, no waiting for High Court’s order. It is Tughluqshahi of the worst order.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh has expressed unhappiness over the President approving the recommendation of Election Commission to disqualify 20 of its MLAs.
Taking to Twitter, he recalled former President KR Narayanan returning the recommendations of the Cabinet twice. Mr Ashutosh said, the former president acted as the guardian of the Constitution, and did not act as a rubber stamp.
Delhi HC to hear matter at 4 pm, party urges cadres to be ready for poll, after legal battles.
The former CEC SY Quraishi and renowned Constitutional expert PDT Achary explain why the disqualification of AAP MLAs is completely unjustified in the TV channels.
Time and again it has been brought to the notice of the citizens that the law of the land is different for the Aam Aadmi Party.
When both national parties have had multiple Parliamentary secretaries with high remunerations and benefits why weren’t they penalised for it ?
The problem is these parties know their fake agendas will not see the light of the day if the an honest government functions efficiently.
My dear delhites,
I want to talk to you directly through this open letter today. The mind is sad. I’m not disappointed. Because I trust you. The people of Delhi and the country are my hope.
Three years ago, you made the government of aam aadmi party by choosing 67 out of 70 MLA. Today they sacked 20 of your mlas. They say these 20 mlas were on the post of ” profit
We made these 20 Mlas A Parliamentary Secretary and gave them different responsibilities. Like a MLA responsible for government schools. She used to go to government schools every day, seeing that teacher has come, everything is going well. Where there was needed, there was action. In the same way, a MLA gave responsibility to government hospitals, a MLA responsible for the mohalla clinic. In this way, we gave 20 mlas to different responsibilities. In Return, these mlas did not give any government car, no bungalow, a new money did not salary. Nothing gave up. All these mlas used to work on their own money because they came from the movement and had passion for the country.
When they did not give anything, how did it become ” the post of profit These mlas told the election commission that they should be given an opportunity to say their word. They will prove that they did not get any benefit. The election commission wrote them on June 23, saying that they will be given the date for hearing. After that they were not given any date of hearing, and the central government sacked these 20 mlas without hearing, without hearing, evidence and witnesses.
The Central Government is doing great injustice to the public. Which of the 20 Mlas you selected have been sacked in an arbitrary manner?
The Central Government is not the first time. In the past three years, he did not give any stone to narrow the delhi government you choose. A false trial was arrested against your 18 Mlas. When the court got muscle, the court left everyone. In many cases, the court strongly rebuke the central government for a false trial. Then they got cbi raid on your cm Arvind Kejriwal, but they did not find anything. Then they tried to buy your mlas with crores of rupees. But your MLA was so strong that these people were not able to break one of your MLA. Then he ordered the kejriwal government’s 400 files to be checked. They were expected to get something against kejriwal in these files and they will arrest Kejriwal. But they did not get anything in the office of lg sir’s office for 6 months.
After all, they now sacked 20 Mlas. Why are they doing all this? Why are these people so tight us? What is our fault?
I’ll tell why these people are doing this. Three years ago, you chose the most honest government of the country. In the past three years, your government did a lot of work-in Delhi, the price of electricity in Delhi did not increase the price of electricity in Delhi for three years, free water for free, and in 309 Kālōniyōṁ, the house is home. Till the water brought up, government schools turned back, the fees increased from school schools, made the mohalla clinic, free medicine and tests in all hospitals, have increased the pension of the elders, made many new flā’i’ōvara, built many new roads, many kālōniyōṁ. I made the street and systems. Your honest government did many more work in these three years.
Now 2 years left. In these two years, there are a lot of work. The CCTV cameras in all over delhi have plans to provide free wi-fi in all over Delhi, the plan of sarakārī delivery of government services is going to be implemented, every month the ration is made for the house to reach the house, all of Delhi. It has begun to build water, sewer, street and drain in raw sewers. All these work do in the next 2 years.
They are nervous about this. The way the kejriwal government is working is afraid of the same thing. Kejriwal ji is not only in delhi because of his good deeds, he is being popular all over the country. This Kejriwal does not want the government to work.
The BJP’s own graph is falling fast. The BJP is all angry today-Dalit, farmers, traders, Labour, youth, students, minority-all are angry with them. These people want to prevent kejriwal from working in every situation.
HE SACKED 20 legislators and placed elections on Delhi. Now the code of ethics will be sounded and all government work will stop in Delhi. After that Lok Sabha election will come. Then the code of ethics will be logged and then the government will stop. And after that the election of the legislative assembly will come.
So, on these 20 Legislative Assemblies, the BJP held up the entire development of the entire development in Delhi for the next two years. And in these 20 Legislative Assemblies, your money will be wasted in the fizz.
Isn’t this dirty politics? Is Delhi ok in the elections like this? Is it right to stop all the developmental activities of Delhi for two years? Is it right to dismiss your elected mlas from non-Constitutional and non-legal ways?
I hope you are. You must answer this right and effective answer.
Your own
Manish Sisodia

China:US defense strategy not fair

China’s Defense Ministry has criticized the United States for using a “Cold War” mindset to play up what the US calls the “Chinese military threat”.
Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang issued a statement on Saturday in response to the national defense strategy of US President Donald Trump that was released the previous day.
The strategy names China and Russia as threats to the international order, and says that dealing with the 2 countries is the top priority.
Ren said the strategy is full of unreal assertions of “zero-sum” games and confrontations. He said China does not seek military expansion or sphere of influence and has always been a builder of world peace.
The statement touched on issues in the South China Sea where China and several other parties are involved in territorial disputes.
Ren said it is within China’s sovereign rights to carry out peaceful construction activities and to deploy the necessary defense facilities in islands and reefs of the South China Sea.
He said it appears that certain countries do not want to see peace and stability and are using the banner of “freedom of navigation” to undertake military activities in a tyrannical manner.
He urged the US to view China’s national defense and military development with objectivity.

German SPD-CDU talks are on

Germany’s Social Democrat Party (SPD) headed by Martin Schulz has voted to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
SPD delegates voted 362 to 279, with one abstention, to conduct further negotiations with a view to forming a government.
Poor performance of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) far-right political party during the country’s general election (attracting 12.6 percent of the vote), the European powerhouse has been in political limbo.
Once  SPD-CDU talks are successful, a new government could be formed by March, some six months after September’s Bundestag election

Bomb blast in Yala,Thailand

Three people have been killed and at least 22 others injured after a motorcycle bomb targeted a roadside market in Thailand’s southern Yala province Monday. “The criminals put a bomb in a motorcycle and placed it next to a market cart. The force of the explosion caused three people to lose their lives,” Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) said in a statement. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attac

​RailYatri acqui-hires technology startup YatraChef

                                                                            
RailYatri acqui-hires technology startup YatraChef to strengthen last mile commerce
RailYatri, now becomes the number one aggregator in transit delivery space
New Delhi – 22nd Jan; 2018– Noida based RailYatri, India’s leading long-distance travel app, has acqui-hired Kochi based food-delivery technology start-up YatraChef. The YatraChef team will now manage the pan-India supply side of RailYatri’s in transit delivery business.
With this, RailYatri has further strengthened its supply-side commerce capabilities, as it continues to add new offerings to its travel marketplace. Last-mile capability is becoming a critical piece in commerce marketplaces as companies are able to provide a complete online + offline experience to its users, in addition to creating a premium and differentiated offering. With this association, RailYatri, now becomes the number one food aggregator in transit delivery space.
Manish Rathi, CEO & Co-founder RailYatri said, “YatraChef brings a deep experience of nearly 4+ years in food delivery & vendor management, and have a track-record of delivering outstanding consumer experience to travelers. Their skills will help us jointly develop new offerings that would re-define the traveler experience with RailYatri. We are delighted to have them on board.”
Arun Rajan, CEO and co-founder at YatraChef said “Having partnered with RailYatri for some time now, it was an obvious decision to join hands as we can make a much bigger impact together. We are excited to be part of the RailYatri family and look forward to continue growing stronger than before”.


About RailYatri.in:
RailYatri.in is the #1 train travel community in India. Noida-based RailYatri.inwas set up in 2011 with a mission to simplify train travel with Manish Rathi (Computer Science, Western Michigan Univ, US), Kapil Raizada (IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore) and Sachin Saxena (IIT Kharagpur, Stanford) as its co-founders. RailYatri.in launched its consumer products in early 2014 and has seen a rapid growth since then.

Postcards from the Edge: Three Ukrainian Women on Either Side and the Middle of Conflict

Varvara Zhluktenko<
By Varvara Zhluktenko, IOM Ukraine
Eastern Ukraine is shuddering through a fourth winter of armed conflict. Some 3.4 million men, women and children are locked in a dire humanitarian situation right on Europe’s doorstep. Over 30 per cent of those affected are elderly and 60 per cent are women or children. One might think that the protracted nature of this crisis means that the needs of conflict-affected population in Ukraine are not pressing.
Wrong.
More than three million people were affected in 2017, simply by water cuts and lack of sanitation. With personal savings exhausted, food insecurity doubled in less than a year, and 1.2 million people in both Government and non-government controlled areas of eastern Ukraine are finding it hard to put bread on the table according to UN OCHA estimates. 
Winter is a particularly harsh time for conflict-affected people, as temperatures plunges below minus 20 Celsius. In a barely-functioning economy people must pay for heating, find winter clothing for children, who have grown out of last year’s wardrobe, buy medicine when they get ill, or try not to get ill while living in houses damaged by shelling.
We spoke to three women affected by the conflict that has claimed 10,000 lives. Natalia is an internally displaced person, Olha is a resident of the ‘grey zone’, that no-man’s land between the conflict sides, whilst Lyudmyla is a returnee to a town in the Government-controlled area. Her home place is now almost completely cut off from the main road system, so prices for food and commodities here are at least 20 per cent higher than elsewhere.
Natalia, displaced from Horlivka, now living in Bakhmut:
“We have been staying here for several years already, my husband, our two children and myself. We are trying to avoid discussing our situation with anyone, as we do not know what reaction people might have. The attitude towards displaced people here is fifty-fifty. There are people, who try to take advantage of displaced people and there are people who try to help us.”
The social payments have been regularly suspended for up to five months now, but the owners of the flat we are renting will not wait to be paid. So, we have to borrow money from our relatives and friends. We will remember those who helped us until we die.
A year ago, we went back to Horlivka for a week to visit our family. My youngest son heard the shelling, and now he is suffering from a psycho-neurological disorder. At the same time, the neighbours here ask “Why don’t you go home to Horlivka?” But who would be willing to return while there is shelling?
I cannot work, because my youngest is often sick for long periods. My husband’s job pays only minimum wage. I finished free sewing courses, organized by a charitable organization. Now I hope to be able at least to repair and tailor some clothes for my family.
My oldest son is in 9th form now. We enrolled him in a boxing club, so he could learn how to stand up for himself.  At school, he receives lower scores than he deserves because the teachers know that we have no money to pay for additional classes and, as a result, their attitude to him is biased.
Olha, Mayor of Pidvenne, a ‘grey zone’ village located on the contact line:
“We are living at a tinderbox: the coal mines stopped working, and now the water in the mines is rising. So is methane, which is an invisible threat. We are asking humanitarian organizations to provide us with pumps to get rid of this water. As we are located at the contact line, fire brigades and ambulances do not always come, they are afraid. Last week, there was a fire in the village, a house belonging to an elderly woman burnt down. When people die we often bury them ourselves without proper documentation.
We haven’t seen the truck that used to bring us bread for three years.
Our children go to a school in the “DPR” [the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic], as it is one kilometre from the village, and the school in Ukrainian government-controlled area is 7 kilometres away and the path to it runs through mined terrain.
Our houses are either damaged or destroyed. There used to be a hundred homes in the village, and now only 57 remain. Eighty per cent of the village residents are between 50 and 95 years old, most of them are widows. Thanks to the humanitarian organizations, we received cellulose film and cardboard for broken windows, as well as rubber covers for the roofs. It could have been more, but makes no sense as houses located at the line of fire are constantly damaged.
Often, we are left without electricity for up to month and a half. If power lines are damaged, we repair them ourselves. We have no gas. Water pipes have been also damaged, and they are very old, so our drinking water constantly runs in the streets.”
Lyudmyla, returnee to Toretsk:
“We left for Russia in the summer of 2014. Our house is at the centre of Toretsk, so we witnessed all the turmoil, hiding in our corridor, our windows and ceiling were damaged. We were afraid for our children and thought that we would stay in Russia till everything calmed down, the end of autumn maximum. However, the situation in Toretsk wasn’t stable, and we received temporary asylum in Russia for a year, then it was extended for 12 more months. Then we came back here.
We have five children, ranging from a year and four months old to 15 years. Since we lived outside of Ukraine for a period of time, our family was deprived of social benefits and the condition for the benefits to be restored was that we had to pay the debt for previous utilities.
Thanks to cash assistance provided by IOM, we paid off the debts, and purchased a bunkbed, an extreme need, as our five children did not have enough sleeping spaces in our two-room flat. Then we bought clothing for children and changed some of the radiators. Now we need to continue refurbishing the flat, but it is impossible with our income of UAH 8,000 (about 230 Euro) a month for seven people.
We still need to pay for utilities, for medicine for our children, and the school and kindergarten also constantly request either stationary or hygiene items. We have no car, no garden, and therefore no additional income at all,only the social payments and my husband’s salary at the mine which he is getting in small increments. For instance, yesterday he received only UAH 600 (17 Euro). I applied for lowincome family status so we could havemore benefitsbut was refused, as the social protection service said that my husband should be able to provide for our family. Opportunities to get humanitarian aid exist but are scarce.”
Since the outbreak of the conflict in 2014, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has provided humanitarian aid, livelihood grants and other support to some 200,000 conflict-affected people in Ukraine. IOM, as a member of the UN Humanitarian Country Team, appeals for further funding from donors to continue its crisis response in support of the most vulnerable. IOM priorities for the 2018 include provision of cash assistance, hygiene kits, shelter materials, targeted rehabilitation of critical infrastructure. Further support to the economic empowerment of internally displaced people, returnees, communities hosting displaced people and demobilized persons through the provision of training and equipment for employment is also part of IOM’s response. IOM plans to provide psycho-social support, improve health services, and build resilience in conflict-affected communities. In addition, IOM will continue raising awareness about human trafficking and providing reintegration support to trafficking survivors.

ALT Balaji’s “The Test Case” cast witnessed in New Delhi for promotions!

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   Ekta Kapoor’s digital venture ALT Balaji have shown up some promising Hindi Web Series and one of them is Director Vinay Waikul and Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘The Test Case’. Therefore, the cast of the web series Nimrat Kaur, Anoop Soni, Atul Kulkarni, director Vinay Waikul and the Chief marketing officer of ALT Balaji Manav Sethi was witnessed in New Delhi for the promotions. The amazing team interacted with media peeps at the press conference held in Hotel Le Meridien.
   ‘The Test Case’ a web series which reveals the story of the first woman combat officer portrayed by Nimrat Kaur, who struggles to carve out her own identity in a male-dominated world. Whereas, while interacting with media the leading lady Nimrat shared her experience, she said, “It wasn’t an easy task to put together this story. We tried to keep it real. It was really difficult for us. And for me it was truly one of the biggest blessings to be the part of this project. We had a responsibility to portray the right message to our society, therefore none of us was acting for this series, and we gave our heart to it. This role was really challenging for me not only physically but mentally as well.”
   On the other hand, Anoop Soni stated, “For me this show is a breath of fresh air, after a long time I am back with such a role. When this show was offered to me, I didn’t take much time to say yes. And it was a pleasure to work with such a hardworking team, especially Nimrat & Atul. I had a great time with everyone.” The other lead of the series Atul Kulkarni also shared his thoughts for the same, he said, “Being a man it’s a great opportunity to be the part of this web series. Yes, there is no difference in male and females, this is a message which we want to portray in parts through this project. Not only the main leads but the entire team really worked hard together. I would really request the viewers, specially the females to go through with this series, the character of Nimrat will definitely motivate them.”
   Well, ‘The Test Case’ also stars, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, Manit Joura and Akshay Oberoi in lead roles along with Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance. The upcoming web series is set to be available for viewing on 26 January 2018 on the Indian Republic Day.

ECBs stand at USD 1.31 billion during December 2017 

     

Indian firms have raised about USD 1.31 billion through external commercial borrowings (ECBs) by automatic and approval route in December 2017 as against USD 3.02 billion in November 2017. The borrowings stood at USD 2.5 billion in December 2016.
External commercial borrowings (ECBs) since April 2015                                                                                                                                                    (US$bn)
Source: PHD Research Bureau, compiled from RBI , Note: ECB contains both automatic and approval routes
India has received gross ECBs worth around USD 332 billion between FY2001 and FY2018 (till December 2017).
     
 ECB Inflows                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (US$bn)
Source: PHD Research Bureau, compiled from RBI Note: ECB contains both automatic and approval routes. Note: * Data pertains to as on December 2017.
A closer look at the ECBs pattern reveals that the lion’s share in ECBs during the month of December 2017 is held for the purpose of railways by about 38% of the total borrowings followed by refinancing of earlier ECB at around 35%  and modernization at around 8%.
 Pattern showing ECBs during December 2017                                                                                                                                                        (% share in total)
Source: PHD Research Bureau, compiled from RBI, Note: ECB contains automatic and approval route both.

CGHS Hauz Khas Doctors Harass Patients,

CGHS Hauz Khas Doctors Harass Patients, Repeat Medicines
January22, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh ravindersinvent@gmail.com

Honorable Health Minister,
Shri JP Nadda,
New Delhi
Ape Age Working of Hauz Khas Dispensary At Times of T-MEDICINE
Sir, In this Digital Age – when ‘Any Advancement in Medical Science published in NATURE or any medical journal is instantly accessible to any Medical Student or Professional,’ – CGHS Doctors/Staff at Hauz Khas Dispensary VITUALLY DO NOTHING, Ape Age Working.

Ø There is No Tele Appointment – Counter gives ‘Number Slip’, Counter Open Upto 1PM when Office Hours are 3:30PM.
Ø Doctors Repeat Prescriptions,
Ø Dispensary Don’t Have Data Base of Card Holders attached to it.
Ø Doesn’t have Record of History of Tests and Prescriptions of Card Holders,
Ø Every time they want Photocopies of Cards or Prescriptions,
Ø All Medicines are not available– Senior Citizens have to Visit Dispensary Many-times,
Ø No Home Collection of Blood Samples by Agency Engaged by CGHS,
Ø No Wheelchair or Heating for Patient waiting for Medicine.
When there is acute shortage of Doctors in India particularly rural India, CGHC Doctors simply REPEAT PRESCPTIONS which is purely a CLERICAL work that can be outsourced and Medicine distributed through Cooperative Stores at Government Hospitals.

Hauz Khas dispensary has more than 10 computers, Six Doctors, Numerous other staff but don’t keep any record of SPECIALIST PRESCRIPTIONS and Diagnostics Tests.

Kindly appoint some ‘Secretary Level Investigation in to Non Functioning or Under Performing Hauz Khas Dispensary’ –

1.]  In Attachment ‘A’ it is clear Dr. Sonal Burman didn’t write prescription on Computer
 On 5-1-2018, no one Else At Dispensary ‘DIGITIZE THE PRESCRIPTION’.

ü Every Clinic or Nursing Home KEEP RECORDS – CGHS ZERO RECORD.

2.]  Hind Lab Refused to do Diagnostics Tests on 5-1-2017 because it works up to 1 PM, Today again when 88 Yrs Old Card Holder came at 11:10 AM Hind Lab again refused.

3.]  In attachment ‘B’ 5 out of 10 medicines were not available on 22-01-2018, 17 days after Specialist Prescription.

CGHS is not CARING About EFFICIENT & PROMPT SERVICE To Card Holders.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770, 9871056471, 9650421857
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects

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