Monday, June 11, 2012


Nadal the living legend created his own record


Nadal the living legend created his own record
Nadal the living legend  created his own record.Rafael Nadal equalled Bjorn Borg’s record of 6 French Open wins. Nadal’s record at the Paris venue of Roland Garros is singularly impressive. 52 match wins, one loss.
Spaniard beat Novak Djokovic in four sets 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 – in a match spread across two days because of rain. Nadal had been two sets up before inclement weather stopped yesterday’s final, and a double fault serve from Serbian Djokovic today sealed Nadal’s victory.This is  Nadal’s 11th grand slam title.
Defeat for Djokovic means he misses out on becoming the first man since Rod Laver over 40 years ago to hold all four major titles at once.
Victory, which was achieved on a Djokovic double fault, allowed him to break the tie for six French Opens he shared with Bjorn Borg.
It was the 26-year-old's 11th Grand Slam title, taking him one behind Roy Emerson, three off Pete Sampras and five away from the record of 16 held by Roger Federer.
For five-time major winner Djokovic, the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open champion, it was the end of his dream of emulating Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) by holding all the Grand Slams at once.
He was left to regret his unforced error count of 53 which undermined his challenge.
After Sunday's suspension, the players, meeting in a fourth successive Grand Slam final, resumed with Nadal leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2, but with Djokovic in the ascendancy and serving for a 3-1 lead in the fourth set.
But a forehand error from Djokovic, with the court at his mercy, gave Nadal a break point and the Spaniard seized it when the Serb had been left flat-footed by a net cord which allowed his opponent to push through a winner.

Govt must withdraw the quota & apologize to Bharat

After Hon Supreme Court’s Slap to Union Govt on 4.5% Muslim Quota

Govt must withdraw the quota & apologize to Bharat
- Dr. Pravin Togadia
Today Hon Supreme Court has lambasted the Union Govt for 4.5% quota
given exclusively to Muslims by snatching from 27% OBC quota. Union
Govt has gone to Supreme Court in an appeal in a great hurry against
Andhra HC decision against 4.5% quota to Muslims. Hon Supreme Court
has even refused to admit Union Govt’s appeal unless & until the Govt
gives some evidence & basis for  such unconstitutional religion based
quota within quota.

Further lambasting the Union Govt, Dr Pravin Togadia, International
Working President of VHP said, ‘This is a severe blow to the Union
govt & also to all other state govts who have been trying to appease
Muslim vote bank by such special favours like quotas & reservations to
Muslims by snatching the rights of real poor & needy OBCs, SCs,
Tribals & from Open Merit.’

Dr Togadia demanded:

1.      Union Govt & state Govts should immediately withdraw any quotas
given to Muslims in any field like education, jobs, bank loans, etc.
2.      Govt must immediately apologize to Bharat for such an
unconstitutional vote-focused decision forced on to Bharat depriving
the real needy poor OBCs, SCs, Tribals & open merit citizens of their
right to education, jobs, bank loans etc.
3.      After such a severe slap by the Hon Supreme Court, now the Govt
must scrap in total the reports by Rangnath Mishr Commission &
Rajendra Sachhar Committee as Govt doing a special study for a
specific religion with the obvious intention to favor it over other
religions is itself unconstitutional.
4.      Union Govt & many state Govts have spent Hindu Tax payers’ money in
all such baseless studies & then for court cases. As a compensation,
this year, all Hindu tax payers should be given 1% rebate in all tax
payments & the expenses that have been incurred for such
unconstitutional surveys & the appeals in the courts should be
recovered from Muslims.
VHP: press release



  


 Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal got a shot in the arm ahead of next month's Olympics as she lifted the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold title after rallying to beat Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon in the final of the event in Bangkok on Sunday.  The 22-year-old world number five Indian beat Inthanon 19-21 21-15 21-10 at the C U Sport Complex in Bangkok for her second title of the year after the Swiss Open win in March. The win will come as a massive boost to Saina's confidence ahead of Olympics in July-August. The top seeded Indian was scratchy to start with but drew from her experience and superb maneuvering at the net to beat her second-seeded 17-year-old rival. Although it was a see-saw battle to start with, Inthanon's energy and fabulous baseline play stood out. The smash winner, which is Saina's stock shot, was coming out more frequently from the Thai's racquet who seemed to revel amid the partisan crowd's thunderous cheering. Inthanon, ranked 11th in the world, grabbed a 10-7 lead after Saina's attempted smash landed outside the court and the teenager, to whom Saina had lost in the Sudirman Cup last year, made it 16-10 in no time. At that point, Saina was struggling to match up to the Thai's sheer athleticism and swiftness on the court. In fact, most of the points that Saina notched up during the game were courtesy the errors committed by Inthanon instead of standout shots by the Indian. The gap kept widening in favour of the Thai, whose spectacular speed in covering all ends on the court was commendable. Down 12-19, Saina staged a recovery of sorts making it 17-19 as Inthanon had an attack of nerves which led her to commit a few unforced errors. She ended up wasting a game point by stroking one into the net but egged on by a vocal coach and vociferous home supporters, she managed to clinch the game on Saina's serve. Saina was clearly the better of the two at net but it was Inthanon's seven smash winners against the Indian's one which made the decisive difference in the game. The change of ends in the second game also brought with it a change in fortunes as Saina took the lead by drawing Inthanon to the net and forcing her to commit mistakes. The Indian took a 8-3 lead with four net winners as Inthanon struggled to adjust the pace of her shots from close range. In all, Saina managed 12 net winners in this game against Inthanon's three. Inthanon's energy that was so visible in the opening game seemed lacking in the second but Saina too deserved credit for adapting to the pace of the game, in fact slowing it down much to the Thai's discomfort. The baseline smashes that were flowing smoothly from Inthanon's racquet in the first game were landing on the net in the second even as Saina regained her touch to come up with some aggressive strokes to take a 16-12 lead at one stage. But the Thai was in mood to give up without a fight and narrowed the gap to 15-17 with her fifth smash winner of the game. However, Saina drew from her experience to reel off four consecutive points to clinch the game and equalise in the match. Saina was quick off the blocks in the deciding game and took a 3-0 lead and was up 11-4 in no time thanks mainly to Inthanon's erratic play. Inthanon's net game was not the strongest but even from the baseline, the teenager was unable to bring out the sheer pace which had flummoxed Saina in the opening game. Changing her racquet could not make the difference that Inthanon had been hoping for as Saina took a formidable 17-7 lead once again with her superior net play which fetched her eight points against the local favourite's three at that stage. Leading 17-10, Saina came up with one of her trademark smash winners and let out a scream before notching up four successive points to clinch the title. National coach Pullela Gopichand lauded Saina's performance and said she remained positive despite being down to start with. "Saina started off slowly. Actually Inthanon was playing some very hard smashes in the initial part of the first game but Saina almost caught up with her and lost very closely," Gopichand told agency from Bangkok. "But in the second game, she was confident and opened up a good lead and maintained that till the end. In the third game, she dominated throughout. Saina played the kind of game which was important because, she played lot of net dribbles and got points from the net," he explained. Gopichand said the title has lifted Saina's spirits and she would be aiming to continue the form in next week's Indonesia Open. "It is a very good victory and a very important one going into the next tournament which is in Indonesia. Hopefully, she will do well there and after that we will have five weeks of training for the Olympics, so overall a good victory for Saina," he said



Car sales in India grew at the slowest pace in seven months during May with industry body SIAM reporting 2.78 percent growth as high interest rates and petrol prices continue to hit the market.

According to figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Monday, domestic car sales in May stood at 1,63,229 units as against 1,58,809 units in the same month last year.
"This is the slowest growth since October last year when car sales witnessed a decline of 23.77 per cent," SIAM Director General Vishnu Mathur told reporters in New Delhi on Monday.
"The softening of interest rates, which was expected to happen has not materialised and continues to be high. Moreover, the high prices of petrol have also affected sales and the overall sentiment in the market is very negative," he added.
Increase in prices of vehicles following the excise duty hike in the Budget has also had a major impact, Mathur said, adding that even diesel vehicles which used to have a lot of demand had tapered off.
"In the premium and executive segment, which are generally considered to be not price sensitive, the demand for diesel vehicles has slowed down," Mathur said.
At such a time, he added, "if the government goes ahead and decides to tax diesel vehicles more, the overall demand will suffer all the more".
In the passenger car segment, market leader Maruti Suzuki's sales dipped by 5.94 percent to 72,309 units.
However, rival Hyundai Motor India's sales increased by 3.03 percent to 31,939 units. Homegrown auto major Tata Motors' car sales were up by 6.70 percent at 17,371 units.
In May, total sales of vehicles across categories registered an increase of 10.52 percent to 15,13,032 units as against 13,69,070 units in the same month last year.
Total two-wheeler sales last month increased by 11.40 percent to 11,92,688 units from 10,70,603 units in May 2011.
According to the SIAM data, motorcycle sales in the country grew 7.24 percent during the month to 8,87,634 units from 8,27,746 units in the same month last year.
In this segment, market leader Hero MotoCorp posted 10.68 percent jump in sales to 5,02,676 units in May.
However, rival Bajaj Auto's sales went down by 5.30 percent to 2,06,751 units during the month.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) posted a 45.45 percent increase in sales to 88,334 units, while TVS Motor moved 47,175 units, 14.47 percent less than the corresponding month of the previous year.
The scooter segment's overall sales grew 34.40 percent to 2,35,185 units from 1,74,985 units.
HMSI's scooter sales grew by 65.47 percent to 1,24,123 units in May, while Hero MotoCorp sold 36,312 units, up 24 percent. TVS Motor's sales saw decline of 2.42 during the month to 34,936 units.
Commercial vehicles sales grew by 9.12 percent to 62,025 units during the month, from 56,841 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.
Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle sales declined 10.58 percent to 22,227 units during the month compared to 24,858 units in May last year.
According to SIAM, light commercial vehicle sales grew 24.43 percent to 39,798 units in May 2012 from 31,983 units in May 2011.
In the three-wheeler category, sales fell by 3.32 percent to 37,184 units from 35,988 units in the same month last year

3rd annual Kunshan Computer & Electronic Fair

CMAI is happy to invite you with complimentary
Hotel stay for CMAI/TEMA delegation to  3rd annual Kunshan Computer & Electronic Fair (KE SHOW 2012) TO be held at CIPC China, Huaqiao, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China, from June 28 to July 1, 2012. 

Teaming up for the third time, the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (TEEMA) and the PeopleĆ¢€™s Government of Kunshan City will hold in this coming June the both professional and consumptive KE Show in Kunshan. 
To bolster corporate image as well as market opportunities for each participating company, the 2012 KE Show is predicted to include 1,200 booths that occupy a combined 45,000sqm display area, where the latest products of the electronics industry will be showcased in sections of various themes including Electronic Components & Parts, Consumer Electronics, Smart Life etc..

TEEMA, Taiwan is offering following services for participation in the show:

1. Complimentary 2 nights hotel stay

2. VIP Complimentary entry to Show

3. Complimentary transfer between Hotel and Show

4. Complimentary assistance for one to one business
meetings.

For additional information about KE SHOW 2012, please visit our website at http://www.cefks.com/index-eng.html  .

Please confirm your interest with passport number, date of
issue/expiry for issue of visa invitation immediately latest by 12th June, 2012.

REGARDS


N K Goyal
President CMAI Association of India 
Member Governing Council, Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council, Govt. of India

Akali Dal-BJP won Punjab civic polls

Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made a clean sweep in the municipal election in Punjab on Sunday winning four municipal corporations, three municipal councils and 26 nagar panchayats, an official said.Stray incidents of violence, including a firing incident in Ludhiana city, and clashes between Akali Dal and Congress workers were reported at some places. Tension prevailed in Patiala city, 80 km from Chandigarh, as Congress and Akali Dal workers clashed.

Election Camapaign in Greece in its crescendo

Election Camapaign in Greece reach  its crescendo,the Greek parties campaign hard for June 17 electionFormer Greek ruling party which supports austerity measures is competing fiercely with the opposition to win votes one week before a new election.
Campaign posters can be seen everywhere in Athens. Candidates are making speeches to convey their messages.The former ruling New Democratic Party is stressing that austerity policies must be implemented if the country wants to remain in the eurozone.
The largest opposition Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza, maintains that Greece can stay in the eurozone even if it scraps its promises to carry out austerity measures.
The latest poll says the 2 parties are in a neck and neck contest.Greece has received bailout money twice from the European Union on the condition that it increases taxes and cuts pension payments.No parties won a majority in last month’s election.

Parchin military site out of bounds for IAEA inspectors

Parchin military site out of bounds for IAEA inspectors
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An Iranian lawmaker said Iran will not allow the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to visit the Parchin military complex,
the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Saturday.
“The U.S. and the West are seeking to find access to our military
sites but the representatives of the people will not allow our
military sites, which have nothing to do with nuclear activities, to
be inspected by Western spies,” Avaz Heidarpour was quoted as saying.
Media said the IAEA has received reports that Iran has tested in
Parchin military site explosives which could be used to set off a
nuclear charge.
Iran denied such reports, and insisted that access to Parchin would
only be granted if Iran and the IAEA agree on certain conditions and
steps.
“We will file a complaint against the agency for satellite espionage”
on the Parchin military site, Heidarpour was quoted as saying.
Iranian envoy to the IAEA, Ali-Asghar Soltanieh, earlier accused the
agency of conducting secretive intelligence activities on Iran’s
nuclear program.
“Unfortunately the agency, who should be playing the role of an
international technical organization, is to some extent also playing
the role of an intelligence agency,” he told reporters.
The IAEA said Friday that no progress was made in talks with Iran to
finalize a deal on allowing a greater access to its disputed nuclear
program.
“There has been no progress,” said IAEA Deputy Director General Herman
Nackaerts.
The IAEA has been pressing Iran for a deal that would allow its
inspectors an immediate access to Iran’s Parchin military site in
southeast of Tehran.

PMO writes to Anna Hazare addressing the issues raised by him

  Dear Shri Anna Hazare,
This refers to the letter dated 26.5.2012 addressed to the Prime Minister purported to have been signed by you and several others. I have been directed to make the following submissions to the issues raised: The Government has tabled a strong Lokpal Bill in Parliament which has features that are more progressive than in any Bill tabled before. This Bill has been prepared after extensive discussions with you and your colleagues and all suggestions that were considered to be feasible have been incorporated. This Bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha. Government is of the opinion that Parliament has to take a final view on the Bill and the passage of the Bill should be a Parliament-led process. To this end, Government is open to suggestions from all parties. In fact, many suggestions have been accepted by the Government in the course of the discussions on the Bill and two all-party meetings have been held in an effort to build consensus. The Bill has now been referred to a Select Committee which will be open to receive and examine all relevant suggestions.
In addition to the Lokpal Bill, Government has taken a slew of measures, both legislative and executive, to curb and reduce corruption. The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Persons Making the Disclosure Bill, the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of International Organisations Bill, the Citizens’ Right to Grievance Redress Bill and the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill have been brought forward. India has also ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption. A comprehensive public procurement law has been approved by the Cabinet. The National Mission for Delivery of Justice and Legal Reforms has been set up.
A Group of Ministers set up by the Government to consider measures to tackle corruption has approved a large number of measures as given in the annexure. These are being implemented by the various Ministries and a monitoring mechanism has been set up to track progress.
To fight the menace of black money, the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act and amendment to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act have been passed. A special committee has been set up to examine measures to strengthen laws to curb black money generation. Independent agencies have been commissioned to assess the quantum of black money and make recommendations. New Income Tax Overseas Units have been set up and new Tax Information Exchange Agreements and Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements have been signed to contain generation and outflow of illicit funds.
Agencies like CBI, ED, CAG and CBDT continue to function independently as per their mandates. In fact, the term of this Government has been especially marked by zero interference in the functioning of these agencies. CAG has functioned in an unfettered way in conducting audit of various departments.
The Government continues to welcome suggestions from all segments of civil society, including the one represented by you, on measures to bring greater probity in governance and public life. The Government is committed to make all efforts to reduce corruption and bring in greater transparency. The Government is also determined to ensure that baseless and uninformed allegations made against public servants are not allowed to create fear that can lead to paralysis in decision-making and slow down growth and development.
We have noted from your letter that you have previously addressed communications to all the Ministers conveying the allegations made against them for their views.
As regards the allegations made against the Prime Minister, they seem to be based on a leaked draft of the CAG on coal block allocations and on media stories. You have provided no evidence to back up these allegations and you have yourself said that you are not making these allegations. All details of the policy and procedures followed for coal block allocations have been placed in the public domain by the Coal Ministry and can be seen by all by going to the link http://coal.nic.in/welcome.html. All decisions were taken in public interest on the basis of legal provisions and relevant policy in force.
The final report of the CAG has not yet been tabled in Parliament. When it is tabled, the Government will submit detailed responses before the Public Accounts Committee as per Constitutional procedure. It is also understood that the CVC, in exercise of the powers vested in it, has recently directed the CBI to carry out a Preliminary Enquiry on a complaint on coal block allocations filed by an Opposition MP and some others. CBI will carry out the enquiry fairly and independently. Your insinuations and allegations against the CBI are unwarranted and unjustified.
I must regret that your statement that “top most institutions of the country like the Supreme Court, High Court, CAG etc. have leveled these allegations [against the Ministers] from time to time”, is not only vague but unacceptable.
The tone and tenor of your letter and the broad and sweeping nature of the statements made are also unacceptable.
Your demand for the constitution of a Special Investigation Team has been considered, as also the terms of reference suggested by you. Having regard to the fact that the existing legal and statutory framework has adequate and sufficient provisions for addressing the issues raised by you, your demand cannot be acceded to.
The allegation that an understanding has been reached by the Government with Shri Mulayam Singh to hush up ongoing CBI enquiries is baseless and untrue. It is unfair to the Government, Shri Mulayam Singh and the CBI and an insult to the judicial system.
As regards allegations leveled against what you have termed as ‘team Anna’, these too would be subject to due investigation by concerned agencies if and when reports are filed. There is no provision under law to subject anyone to twice the penalty allowed under the relevant law.
Finally, with regard to the special fast track courts suggested by you to deal with cases of allegedly tainted MPs, the matter has been considered but cannot be acceded to since Government and the judiciary both monitor the pendency of cases in various courts.  
                                                                                                                                                            Annexure
Key measures approved by the GoM to tackle corruption
 >    Fast-tracking of all cases of public servants accused of corruption –
 ·       Competent authority to take decision within 3 months on requests from investigating agencies for sanction of prosecution (orders issued since).
·       Competent authority to decide within 3 months all requests for granting/denying permission under Section 6(a) of DSPE Act, 1946.  The competent authority for officers of the level of JS and above in GoI will be the Minister-in-Charge.  (orders issued since).
 >    Electoral Reforms –
 ·       Ministry of Law & Justice directed to come up with specific proposals for initiating reforms expeditiously.  (These are awaiting political consensus).
 >    Relinquishing discretionary powers enjoyed by Ministers at the Centre- 
 ·       DoPT directed to issue a general advisory to all Ministries/Depts. to carry out an exercise for putting in place regulatory parameters for exercise of discretionary powers and putting them in public domain.  (instructions since issued by DoPT).
 >    Introduction of an open and competitive system of exploiting natural resources-
 ·       Most of the recommendations of the Ashok Chawla Committee accepted. DEA directed to monitor the implementation of the same by the respective Ministries/Depts.

Thein Sein announces a state of emergency

Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has announced a state of emergency in the western province of Rakhine. There is escalating violence between Muslims and Buddhists.The state-run television station on Sunday reported that the president had declared the emergency in Rakhine as violence spread to the state capital Sittwe.   Telecast said that the president had  issued a curfew between 6 PM and 6 AM in Sittwe while ordering the military and police to contain the clashes.Violence is escalating between the two groups in Rakhine after a Buddhist woman was raped in May by what is believed to be a Muslims group. Local authorities say more than 10 people have died in violence.
Thein Sein has been promoting ceasefires between government forces and armed groups of ethnic minorities since the nation’s military government relinquished power in March 2011.The latest clashes may hinder such reconciliation efforts.

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