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April 11 Vol 01, Issue 898
Ticket sales begin for 28 Oct Indian GP
if agreement is reached, the Buddh Internatiional Circuit could host four international races a year, including the flagship F1 Indian GP.
HI, IHF get more time to patch up; FIH president postpones visit
Hockey India and IHF get a few more weeks to sort out their differences as FIH president Leandro Negre's proposed visit to India postponed for the time being.
Uefa awards Euro 2012 and 2016 rights in France
Al Jazeera-owned channel beIN SPORT will show all Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 matches; FTA rights shared between TF1 and M6.
Hyderabad to host World Junior TT C'ship in Dec
Table Tennis Federation of India, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, will play host to the Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Championship in Hyderabad..
Britain assures full security for Indian contingent to London 2012
British high commissioner ready to arrange meeting between Malhotra and UK ministers so that IOA’s stand on Dow Chemical’s sponsorship can be further elaborated on.
WSF launches Olympic bid brochure
WSF launches bid brochure in latest step in its campaign to have Squash included in the programme for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Wimbledon appoints new chief executive Richard Lewis
Lewis has been involved in top level sport for over 30 years and will bring extensive sports management, commercial and administrative success and experience to the role
Feature – The Athlete’s Career Handbook – FAQs


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Companies like Whirpool, ICICI, LG & others learning from sports icons(The Economic Times)
Mobile text ads least trusted: Nielsen study(Hindu Business Line )
MSM plans niche channels for more distribution revenue(Hindu Business Line )
Is Reliance Ind closing in on Kingfisher Airlines?(Hindu Business Line )
Haresh Chawla joins IVFA(Financial Express )
Indiagames launches 'IPL Cricket Fever' for mobiles(SportzPower )
IPL, still a big hit(Financial Express )
HC gives a nod for Feroz Shah Kotla for holding IPL matches (DNA )
ICC to host first-ever curator workshop in Dubai(SportzPower)
F1 Owner Said to Seek More Than $2 Billion From IPO(Bloomberg)
Bahrain condemns 'scaremongering' over F1 race(Reuters)
Ecclestone admits he can’t make teams go to Bahrain(Hindustan Times)
Chetri leads hockey team in 4-nation Olympic test event (SportzPower)
Plan afoot to ease weapons shortage (Hindustan Times)
Soccerex European Forum breaks new record

CII’s National Conference

  CII’s National Conference and Annual General Meeting 2012 is scheduled for 17-18 April 2012 at New Delhi.

The theme of this year’s National Conference and Annual General Meeting is “Industry’s Role in Nation Building: Government - Industry Partnership”. The National Conference will focus on the changing role of industry in Nation Building.

The focus is on Bringing Growth Back.

While Mr Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of Finance is the Chief Guest, we have a series of key sessions with Ministers, Politicians, Government Officials and Industry.

The other prominent speakers who have confirmed their participation include:

  • Ms. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of NCT of Delhi
  • Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India
  • Mr. Arun Jaitley, Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha
  • Mr. N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
  • Mr. Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam
  • Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister of Haryana
  • Mr. Arjun Munda, Chief Minister of Jharkhand
  • Mr. S Y Quraishi, Chief Election Commissioner of India
  • Mr. Pradeep Kumar, Chief Vigilance Commissioner
  • Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Mr. Arun Maira, Member – Planning Commission, Government of India
  • Mr. Nandan M Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Mr. Ajith Kumar Seth, Cabinet Secretary
  • Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Member of Parliament
  • Mr. N K Singh, Member of Parliament
  • Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Member of Parliament
  • Dr. Rahul Khullar, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Mr. R Gopalan, Secretary (Economic Affairs), Ministry of Finance
  • Mr. R S Gujral, Secretary (Finance & Revenue), Ministry of Finance
  • Mr. Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council.
Detail programme outline is available at

Please confirm your participation by using the enclosed reply form or registering online at

Warm regards,

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry

Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi Instituto Cervantes  
  18 de abril de 2012 / April 18th, 2012

Miércoles 18 a las 6:30 pm
Sala de conferencias

En español con traducción simultánea al inglés

Sinopsis: El mundo actual ha demostrado ser no sostenible ya sea en dimensiones naturales o humanas. Las universidades son hoy en día el factor más decisivo para un desarrollo sostenible a nivel mundial, ya que incluyen el conocimiento, la ciencia y la tecnología, la educación, la preocupación social, etc. Se cree que algunos cambios institucionales fundamentales dentro de las universidades son necesarios para que se conviertan en "alma mater" de un siglo XXI más deseable. Algunas experiencias de América Latina podría poner de relieve la naturaleza de estos cambios.

Biografía: Luis Miguel Romero Fernández, Biólogo, filósofo y doctor en Medicina, desde 1977 ha trabajado como profesor e investigador en distintas universidades del mundo, ocupando diferentes cargos administrativos. Es ex Rector de la Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador, y ex presidente de la Organización Interamericana de Educación Superior (OUI), y ex Presidente del Instituto Latinoamericano de Aseguramiento de la Calidad en la Educación Superior a Distancia (CALED).

Wednesday 18th at 6:30 pm
Conference room
In Spanish with simultaneous English translation

Synopsis: The world today has proven to be unsustainable in either natural or human dimensions. Universities are today the most decisive factor for sustainable development worldwide, as they include the knowledge, science and technology, education, social concern, and so on. It is believed that some fundamental institutional changes within the universities are required for them to become the "alma mater" of a more desirable XXI century. Some Latin American experiences could highlight the nature of these changes.

Biography: Luis Miguel Romero Fernández, Biologist, philosopher and doctor of medicine, since 1977 has worked as a teacher and researcher in various universities in the world, holding various management positions. He is a former Rector of the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador, and former president of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (OUI), and former President of the American Institute of Quality Assurance in Distance Higher Education (CALED).


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 by sagarmedia on April 11, 2012 * Sukhbir Singh Badal Constitutes A Reforms Committee To Submit Report In 30 Days  * Punjab To Create Land Bank To Facilitate Industry  Chandigarh :-  Industries department in Punjab is all set for major reforms as Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister today set the ball rolling for making state no. 1 investment destination.  Reviewing the implementation of Administrative Reforms in a high level meeting to make Industries department investor friendly, Mr. Badal said that after upgrading the infrastructure of the state, it was imperative for Industry Department to remove all bottlenecks coming in the way of investors’ investing in Punjab. The Deputy Chief Minister, who is also holding the newly created portfolio of Investment Promotion constituted a Reforms Committee under Dr. Parmod Kumar that would submit its report within 30 days suggesting reforms in the Industry Department. Mr. Badal said that his endeavor was to make Punjab as most investor friendly state and set-up single window service in its true spirit. He said that if industries department does not receive clearance from any department, it would be deemed approved.  Emphasizing the need for creating a Land Bank, Mr. Badal said that the experiment of other states offering land to the industrial houses ‘off shelf’ has been very successful as no industrial house wants to get entangled in land acquisition disputes. He said that it was the prime duty of the State Government to provide land clear of all hindrances to the investors with all the clearances including Pollution Clearance, Forest NOC, Power Connection, NOC from Labour Department etc. to the investors so that they would immediately go ahead with the setting up of project.  Asking the department to study the concept of Industrial Estates threadbare, Mr. Badal said that department should come out with the workable proposal for promotion of industry in the state. Stressing the need of a regular monthly meeting of ‘Empowered Committee and Project Approval Board’, Mr. Badal said that it was the duty of the department to ensure that these meeting do take place every month. He said that performance of Secretary and Director of Industry Department would be gauged from the fact that how much investment they could attract with their efforts.  Punjab Industries Minister Mr. Anil Joshi gave out a briefing of pending investment proposals and steps taken by the department to attract investments in the state.  Prominent amongst those who were present in the meeting included Mr. Rakesh Singh, Chief Secretary, Mr. S.C. Agrawal, Chairman Right to Service Commission, Dr. Parmod Kumar, Chairman Governance Reforms Commission, Mr. Karan A. Singh, Principal Secretary Science and Technology, Mr. S.K. Sandhu, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. P.S. Aujla, Principal Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister and Mr. S.S. Bains, Director Industries.
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Govt holds peace talks with ULFA, says tangible progress

Govt said there was tangible progress in its meeting with top leadership of ULFA as peace talks resumed in New Delhi after a break of six months, discussing the outfit’s ‘charter of demands’ to find a lasting solution to the three-decade-old insurgency in Assam.

During the 90-minute meeting on Monday, the ULFA delegation, led by its ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa, discussed with Union Home Secretary R K Singh and other officials their demands and resolved to carry forward the dialogue process.“It was a very constructive and fruitful discussion. I think we have achieved very good progress in the meeting,” Union Home Secretary R K Singh told reporters.Rajkhowa echoed a similar sentiment saying the dialogue was very satisfactory. “We discussed all issues concerning Assam’s peace and development. We all agreed to carry forward the dialogue process,” Rajkhowa told reporters.

A Home Ministry statement said “there was tangible progress in the talks. Both sides were satisfied with the progress made….Noting the tangible progress in talks with ULFA, Union Home Secretary stated that he would review the progress of talks with ULFA periodically”.

Asked about the issues which figured in the talks, the Home Secretary said the ULFA team raised issues like safe guard to the indigenous people of Assam but a detailed discussion on it and issues like Centre-state relations would be taken up in the next round of dialogue.

The Centre’s pointsman for the ULFA talks P C Haldar has been asked to hold further meetings with the banned group to discuss some aspects in details.Observance of ground rules for ceasefire signed by both sides, surrender of arms and ammunition and total halt of operations by security forces against the pro-talk faction were some of the other issues which were discussed, sources said.The meeting discussed various aspects of the group’s ‘charter of demands’ which sought amendment in the Constitution for finding meaningful ways to protect the rights and identity of the indigenous people of Assam.

The meeting, which was also attended by representatives of the Assam government, also deliberated in detail on various aspects of the ground rules of the Suspension of Operations.ULFA ‘Foreign Secretary’ Sashadhar Choudhury said all contentious issues were discussed in the talks.

He said they have asked the government to bring back ULFA ‘general secretary’ Anup Chetia currently lodged in a jail in Dhaka.“A breakthrough on Chetia’s return is expected soon,” Choudhury said without elaborating.In its ‘charter of demands’, ULFA demanded a change of rules and law and said a solution to their demands was not possible under the provisions of the existing Constitution.Among other demands of the group include discussion on grounds for “ULFA’s struggle and their genuineness”, status report on missing ULFA leaders and cadres numbering around 50 including those missing since 2005 when Bhutan government had conducted offensives, and other socio-economic issues.

Analysis of Criminal, Financial details of candidates contesting the MCD elections

Analysis of Criminal, Financial and other background details of candidates contesting the MCD elections‘ released today.
Highlights of the Report:
  • Delhi Election Watch has analyzed affidavits of 1485 candidates out of 2400 who are contesting the Municipal Corporation of Delhi 2012 Elections.
  • Out of these 1485 candidates analyzed,139 candidates or 9 % have declared criminal cases against them.BJP has 39 out of 211 (18 %), INC has 28 out of 207 (14 %), BSP has 19 out of 214 (9 %), SP has 4 out of 77 (5 %) candidates with declared criminal cases.
  • Out of these 139 candidates with declared criminal cases, 43 have declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc. BJP has 11, INC has 10, BSP has 5, SP has 2, CPI (M) has 1, SHS has 1 , NCP has 1 such candidates .
  • Among these 139 candidates who have declared criminal cases against themselves, Jai Singh of BSP contesting from ward 167-R.K. Puram has declared maximum number of criminal cases. He has declared total 5 criminal cases including a case related to attempt to commit culpable homicide and another one of abetment of suicide. He is followed by Shoeb Danish of INC from ward 205-Zakir Nagar with 4 cases including 2 charges related to attempt to murder and Sanjay of BSP from ward 216-Gharoli with 2 cases including 1 charge related to kidnapping or abducting in order to murder.
  • There are a total of 55 IPC charges of heinous nature on the candidates. These include murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, extortion, etc.
  • A total of 342 candidates out of 1485 analyzed i.e. 23% are crorepatis.
  • The candidate who has declared maximum assets is Smt Satvinder Kaur Sirsa of BJP from ward 103-Punjabi Bagh with assets worth 112 crores. She is followed by Smt Karuna Bhalla of BJP from ward 108 Khyala with assets worth 50.63 crores and Sanjay Gandhi an independent from ward 72-Model Town with assets worth 40.81 crores.
  • The candidate who has declared maximum income in their income tax return is Raj Kumari of INC from ward 111-Hari Nagar. She has shown a total annual income (that includes income of self, spouse and dependent) of Rs 94.80 Lakhs. She is followed by Bharat Anand of INC from ward 238-Jhilmil (80.96 Lakhs) and Satvinder Kaur Sirsa of BJP from ward 103-Punjabi Bagh(52.68 Lakhs).
  • A total of 12 candidates out of 1485 analyzed have declared zero assets.
  • Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for BSP is approximately Rs 78 Lacs , For BJP is Rs 2.8 Crore , For INC is Rs 2.7 Crore , For SP is Rs 64 Lacs , For NCP is Rs 47 Lacs.
  • 28%of candidates (412 of 1485 analyzed) have not furnished PAN card details.
  • Out of 1485 candidates analyzed, 729 candidates (51%) have declared that they have never filed their ITR.
  • More than 27% candidates (394 of 1485 analyzed) are graduates and above.
  • When comparing men and women candidates on the basis of declared criminal cases,14.3% of men candidates (114 out of 799) have declared criminal cases whereas only 3.6% of women candidates (25 out of 686) have declared criminal cases.
  • When comparing men and women candidates on the basis of declared serious criminal cases, 5.25% of men candidates (42 out of 799) have declared serious criminal cases whereas only 0.14% of women candidates (1 out of 686) have declared serious criminal cases.
  • When comparing men and women candidates on the basis of declared assets, there does not seem to be any difference, 23% of candidates in both categories are crorepatis.
Thanks & Regards,
  1. Anil Bairwal, National Coordinator, ADR/NEW, E:,, T: 011 40817601, M:+91 8010394248, +91 9999310100
  2. Prof. Jagdeep Chhokar, Founder member, ADR/NEW,, M: +91-99996 20944, +91-98689-30336

Italian Mission from Novara

Italian Mission from Novara
16th & 17th April 2012, New Delhi
We are now pleased to inform you that the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (India) is collaborating with E.V.A.E.T. the Special Agency of Novara Chamber of Commerce is organising a business delegation to India from the 15th to 22nd April, 2012. The mission will comprise 5 Italian companies from Novara, Italy scheduled to visit New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Ahemdabad.
The business delegation is focused from sectors “valves & tapes for are domestic and public utilities” and industrial robotic automation. The business delegation will hold one to one business meetings with interested Indian companies on 16th and 17th April 2012 in New Delhi.
This business mission is looking for distributors, importers, representative and joint venture collaborators in the Indian market.
The brief product description and their websites are given below for your kind reference:
Italian Company
Business Interests
La Torre
Production of sanitary fittings mixers and Taps for Bathroom and Kitchen.
Looking for
1)   importers, distributors and
2)   joint venture collaboration for local production
VA Albertoni Sr.l
Production of angle valves; washing machine valves and brass fittings..
Production of self-closing taps and sanitaryware, low water consumption technology
Looking for importers/distributors/producers of sanitary ware and faucets specialised in supplying facilities to hospitals, airports, sports, schools, hotels etc.
Production of Kitchen and bathroom taps, luxury shower heads and nebulizers
 Importer and distributors for their products in India
They offer robotic system design and installation solutions for handling and assembly operations, palletizing, loading and unloading of machines tools and automation of industrial machines.
Looking for
1) joint venture collaboration for  
     producing and assembling
2) importers and distributors of their
If your company is interested in meeting the above mentioned companies, we shall arrange one-to-one business meetings at your office on 16th (full day) and 17th (half a day) April 2012
Please confirm your participation for a b2b meeting with Italian delegation by filling the attached registration form and email  or fax the same to us on 011.26885281. On receipt of your registration form, we shall confirm the business meeting date and timing
We await your positive response.
Kind regards,
Bharti Sharda

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