Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Center for Public Integrity

Dear Naresh,

Throughout the year, the Center for Public Integrity has brought you documented coverage of the most expensive election in U.S. history - a total approaching $6 billion.

On the morning of this financial free-for-all, and the least transparent election in recent history, I invite you to visit our website. There you’ll find our extensive Consider the Source reporting - profiles and data on more than 50 Super PACs; spending by independent outside groups not affiliated with House or Senate candidates; some $75 million in corporate cash; names of campaign bundlers rounding up cash for both Presidential candidates; and much more.

Our specialized team of money-and-politics investigative editors and reporters has provided a key part of the accountability needed in this election cycle. Whatever the outcome of today’s vote, we won’t miss a beat and will continue digging, keeping a bright light shining on federal, state and judicial races.

Thank you for your support and interest in our work.


Bill Buzenberg

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Yuvraj, Harbhajan back for England Tests

Yuvraj Singh on Monday staged a remarkable comeback to the Test fold, while struggling off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also returned from wilderness as India named a 15-member squad for the first two Tests against England starting November 15.

The 30-year-old, who fought back after being diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer last year, forced his way back into the squad after commendable performances in the domestic circuit.
Harbhajan also got the nod from the new selection panel headed by former Test cricketer Sandeep Patil more than a year after his last appearance in a five-day game.
There were no major surprises by the selectors, who dropped Suresh Raina to accommodate Yuvraj while Harbhajan made his way at the expense of injured leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.
Sachin Tendulkar, the seniormost member of the squad, will provide solidity in an otherwise inexperienced middle-order line-up which will also have the inform Virat Kohli. Cheteshwar Pujara and Yuvraj will be the others in the middle order.
Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay was also named in the squad as a reserve opener though the selectors retained the experienced duo of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir despite both of them going through a form slump for a long time.
Vijay replaced S Badrinath, who featured in the last Test against New Zealand in August.
Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, whose fitness was under the scanner after he limped off the field during a Ranji Trophy match on Sunday, has also been retained apparently after getting the physio's nod. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma are the two other pacers in the squad.
The team has seven specialist batsmen, three pacers, three spinners and one wicketkeeper batsman in skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The series starts in Ahmedabad from November 15, followed by the second Test in Mumbai (from November 23 to 27). The third Test is scheduled in Kolkata (December 5 to 9) and the final match will be played in Nagpur from December 13 to 17.
Squad for first and second Tests: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Zaheer Khan.

Obama, Romney wait with bated breath as US votes

With President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney locked in an intense battle for the White House, Americans today voted in an election that followed one of the most expensive and negative campaigns, with pundits predicting a wafer-thin win for the incumbent.

Voters from a small township in the battleground New Hampshire State were the first to cast their ballot shortly after midnight when the polling began.
Dixville Notch in New Hampshire has been casting the first ballot of presidential elections since 1960.
So far, it has picked seven out of 13 winners.
For the first time ever, the vote was tied in the township, with both Obama, 51, and Romney, 65, receiving five votes each, another indication of the knife’s edge separating the two candidates.
Unlike India and in most of the democracies across the world where the entire nation has one time for the opening and closing of polls, the election schedule in the United States, world’s largest democracies, varies from State to State.
In US, the President is not chosen by the popular vote, but indirectly through the electoral college, in which states vote based on population, with a candidate needing 270 out of 538 electoral votes to win.
Hours ahead of the today’s elections in which over 180 million people were eligible to vote, both the Romney and Obama campaigns, in their speeches and conference calls with reporters, claimed that enthusiasm was on their side.
Though polling centres in the US opened this morning to decide who will sit in the White House for the next four years, over one-third of the voters have already exercised their franchise using the provision of early voting.
According to latest figures complied by the US Election Project of the George Mason University, more than 30.5 million voters had already cast their ballots.
Obama, who cast his vote through early voting along with First Lady Michelle Obama, led from the front as he became the first US President to do so.
The battle for the presidency has narrowed to 10 swing states, as Obama and Romney engaged in last ditch efforts to break into each others’ votebanks yesterday.
This election has witnessed the most expensive and one of the most negative campaigns.
More than USD 6 billion were spent by the rival camps in a bid to woo Americans, who were still reeling under a sluggish economy and the impact of the superstorm Sandy that slammed the US East Coast last week claiming nearly 100 lives and causing billions of dollars in losses.
Obama preferred to spend the election day in his home town of Chicago, playing basketball with friends and giving a dozen satellite interviews in several battleground States.
His strategy on the final day of campaigning was to cement his last line of defence in the crucial industrial mid west and attempt to pluck away several insurance states from Romney’s target list.
Romney, who started as an underdog but grew into a formidable opponent, dashed through the swing states of Iowa and Ohio, trying to break into the Democrat citadels, telling voters that Obama’s record, particularly on the economy, did not warrant a return to the White House.
Obama wrapped up his campaign yesterday at a community college in Colorado.
Opinion polls, have suggested a close contest.
The latest Washington Post-ABC tracking poll released yesterday gave Obama (50 per cent) a three point lead over Romney (47 per cent), which is still within the margin of statistical error.
“The poll also finds that Obama remains the favourite, with 55 per cent of voters saying that he will win. By contrast, 35 per cent believe Romney will win while 10 per cent register no opinion,” the daily said.
The polls are too close to call, the CNN said, so did other major news networks.
Worldwatch Institute
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Contact: Supriya Kumar, skumar@worldwatch.org, (+1) 202-745-8092
  Mobilizing the Global Business Community to Achieve Sustainable Prosperity
Worldwatch Institute explores ways to transform and engage corporations to move toward a green, inclusive, and responsible economy
Washington, D.C.----Transnational corporations are now so numerous and in some cases so well capitalized that their global influence now rivals and in many cases exceeds that of governments, according to research published by the Worldwatch Institute.

Around 80,000 transnational corporations (TNCs) operate worldwide, a mere 147 of which control 40 percent of the total value of all these corporations' value. Any vision of a sustainable future must include full recognition of the role that TNCs play in shaping the planet's human and ecological destiny, authors argue in the Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity.

Because corporations operate with a primary purpose of increasing value for their shareholders, they have often tended to de-prioritize other fundamental concerns. In the worst instances, the pursuit of profit by corporations worldwide has led to neglect for their employees, lack of accountability in their societies, and indifference in their contribution to negative environmental effects. These failures have come under particular scrutiny since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008 and the realization that financial corporations deemed "too big to fail" pose a serious threat for the economy.

In their chapter, "Reinventing the Corporation," in State of the World 2012, Allen White and Monica Baraldi of the Tellus Institute outline four areas of needed transformation for the modern corporation:

Purpose. A company is not required to have a statement of purpose in countries that have common law traditions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. The B Corp (or "benefit" corporation) is a U.S. example where participants are required to have a corporate purpose to create material positive impact on society and the environment.

Ownership. Ownership systems such as trust ownership, hybrid social enterprises, and cooperative ownership have much more potential to align their goals and values for the benefit of society and to realize that their actions form part of the larger economic system. These alternative ownership structures are flourishing around the world and provide testament to the ability of corporations to operate successfully while contributing to the benefit of society.

Capital. Historically, capital markets operated without regard to long-term social or environmental impacts or regulations. Recent efforts to embed sustainability within the investment decision-making process show that it is possible to generate significant changes in corporate sustainability behavior.

Governance. If boards can shift from a narrow focus on increasing shareholder value to a more comprehensive view of the corporation and its impacts, progress toward sustainable development can be achieved. While far from sufficient, corporate reporting is a first step in improving governance through increased transparency and long-term goal setting.

In critically thinking about corporations, it is necessary to remember that they are not islands: corporations operate within a vast economic system that includes a multitude of players and variables. Sustainable development can become a viable future when transnational corporations recognize that with their position of global influence comes responsibility to the societies and environments in which they are embedded.

The current global economic model is socially narrow and environmentally predatory, placing private interests above public ones. As such, it is unable to address the dire needs of a world burdened by a population of 7 billion people, let alone the looming threat of climate change and alarming levels of poverty. What is needed is a new economic model that draws from a new paradigm of development that is not based solely on economic growth, but rather integrates and embraces the natural limits of our planet, the need for reducing inequalities of income and opportunity, ethical principles, and the preservation of the rights of future generations.

In their State of the World 2012 chapter, "Mobilizing the Business Community in Brazil and Beyond," authors Jorge Abrahao, Paulo Itacarambi, and Henrique Lian (all members of the governing body of the Ethos Institute) advocate for internalizing a variety of multilateral commitments to bring the world closer to the ideal global economy. These include:

Payment for Ecosystem Services. Natural resources and environmental services should come with a quantifiable, concrete price tag in order to change perceptions and the way markets function. The goal is to close the production loop----by using renewable energy inputs and generating no waste outputs----and to fully acknowledge the shared benefits from biodiversity.

Establishment of Minimum Operation Standards. Businesses----domestic and international alike----should be required to obey a certain set of standards that governs decent work, inclusion of minorities, socio-environmental practices, sustainable development, and closed-loop production.

Promotion of Sustainable Production and Consumption. Governments must take the lead in lifting the pressure off of natural resources, cutting carbon emissions, and facilitating decent work conditions through innovative strategies such as sustainable government procurement policies, research and development programs, and tax regimes. This in turn can encourage sustainable production patterns that are effectively paired with behavioral changes that start with the consumer.

Worldwatch's State of the World 2012, released in April 2012, focuses on the themes of inclusive sustainable development discussed at Rio+20, the 20-year follow-up to the historic Earth Summit of 1992, also held in Rio de Janeiro. The report presents a selection of innovative ideas and practices to achieve global environmental sustainability while meeting human needs and providing jobs and ensuring dignity for all. 

Notes to Editors:    

For more information and and for a review copy of State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperityplease contact Supriya Kumar at skumar@worldwatch.org. 
Meeting with Belarus Business Delegation
14th November 2012 - Federation House, New Delhi

Dear Sir / Madam,

We are delighted to inform you that a business delegation from Belarus is visiting India in November 2012. On this occasion FICCI is organizing business to business meetings with the visiting delegation as per the following schedule:

Date: November 14, 2012
Time: 16:00 P.M. Onwards
Venue: Federation House, New Delhi

The Business Delegation is drawn from the Sectors like: Research & Development, Science & Technology, Innovation, Defense Technology & Equipments, University Education, Telecom, Infrastructure, Auto Components & Raw Materials for Trucks & Buses, Agricultural Tractors, Mining Machinery, Hitech Engineering, Home Appliances, Construction Materials, Textiles Materials, Fabrics, Yarns, Cotton, Clothing, Metallurgy Composite, Footwear, Leather, Tannery, Line Bricks, Ceramic Bricks, Asbestos, Sleepers, Mines, Power Cranes, Nano Composite Materials, Waste Recycling, Electromagnetic Applications, Microwave Technology, Radio Frequency Technology, Medicines, Fertilizers, Finance, Film & Media, Food Products & Sea Foods etc. 

Kindly log on to http://www.ficci-b2b.com/forthcoming.asp and register your name ONLINE. The composition of the Business Delegation can be accessed using the above-mentioned link.

For further details, your office may, please feel free to get in touch with my colleagues Mr. Samrat Soo, Deputy Director / Mr Mayank Krishna, FICCI at Tel: + 91-11- 23736313 (D), E-mail: Samrat.soo@ficci.com / business@ficci.com

Looking forward to hearing from you and with regards,

Nirankar Saxena
Senior Director
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
Federation House
New Delhi
Always be doing something - 5 ways you can help win this Naresh --

I've been through many Election Days -- every one is a rush of nerves, excitement, anxiety, and exhaustion all at once.

The secret to getting through: Always be doing something.

So here's a resource you can keep coming back to until the polls close.

Obviously, the most important thing you need to do is vote. Confirm your polling location and hours.

Make sure you ask some neighbors to go with you when you head over.

But when you're done with that, don't wait around for the news. Make the news -- do something:


You don't even have to wait for Election Day to start. You can do something right now.

See you when it's all over.

Naresh --

We know what we believe. We know the stakes.

Now we need to win.

Here are two things you should do right away:

First: If you haven't voted already, make a plan for when you're going to the polls -- and confirm your polling place and hours. And know that as long as you're at your polling place before it closes, you'll be able to vote. Make sure everyone you know has this link to confirm their polling place, too:


Second: We can't afford to step back and hope others will make the difference. So once you vote today, keep going. Get on the phone, get online -- all day long, there will be something you can do to help. It's all right here:


We are capable of so much when we are all in this together.

Please come through today.

Thank you,


India all set to host the 1st ever REX – Ideas for Action

Posted on November 6, 2012
India all set to host the 1st ever REX – Ideas for Action
The mother of all knowledge & culturetainment events to churn
King-size thought leadership for change

New Delhi : November 06,2012 :  Over the past decade iCONGOInternational Confederation of NGOs  has created numerous action oriented ideas & citizen movements which  include THE JOY OF GIVING (to encourage philanthropy for social justice from 2003) , KARMAYUGA the RIGHT EVERY WRONG generation (to promote Individual Social Responsibility – ISR a term coined by iCONGO)ࠬ www.iIDishoom.com (the first people reporting and whistle- blowing news / views social media portal)  Karmaveer-ʧlobal awards for social justice & citizen action, Karma Kurry for the mind body heart & soul a series of books with inspirational stories and www.HallaBolo.com simple weaponry to help citizens combat corruption on a daily basis. iCONGO has also been organizing the RIOGHT every WRONG conclave. This has now been rechristened and is all set to be launched as REX- IDEAS FOR ACTION the one and only platform beyond social, political and economic boundaries of a country to churn King-size thought leadership for change. Over the past 7 years ideas created at REX have led to action for addressing socio-political issue like combating corruption, creating electoral reforms, addressing climate change and creating other social panacea for causes like HIV, Disability, Poverty, communal harmony, corporate governance, CSR, Humane Capitalism, ethical entrepreneurship, proactive volunteering, whistleblower protection, community service and social ventures.
Being organised jointly, with CtrlS -AsiaⳠlargest Tier 4 Data center, REX is positioned to become the Asian equivalent of TED and is based on the Eastern Philosophy and indigenous traditional progressive wisdom.  REX is partnered by the UN, VSO India, Avesthagen IndiaⳠleading Biotech Company, SOAP and www.iDishoom.com and also supported by Swaransoft, Regional PR, Kyazoonga, BBDO, TiE, Indian Angel Network and Mahindra Spark the Rise.
Elaborating the vision behind REX, Jeroninio Almeida founder & curator of REX and iCONGO༯span>said, 㼢>㙯u can kill, harm, exile, imprison, destroy/ defame a person but not an idea. You can co-opt/ corrupt a person but not an idea that becomes a collective movement & ideology. This collective ideology cannot be killed, harmed, exiled imprisoned destroyed, defamed, co-opted or corrupted. This shall always prevail and stay as an ideology of the people collectively. REX is a simple and austere platform aiming at enabling partnerships between grassroots community, industry workers and people from media, government, businesses and citizens at large to generate ideas for action that can make a difference in our world and bring about a༯span>change for the greater good of humanity.䠁s was said by Gautam Buddha㮠An༢>idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an༢>idea that exists only as an༢>idea and thus REX is based on the Eastern Ethos of creating ideas emerge from nothingness and traditional wisdom based on pure philosophy and the will to make things happen for the benefit of the community and society. I shall be speaking about how citizens can help stop corruption in our country through www.Hallabolo.com which is power in the hands of people to fight corruption and  right every wrong.
Highlighting the role of corporate citizen in nurturing ideas to create success stories, P Sridhar Reddy Chairman CtrlS and founder member REX said, び citizens of the world, the crying need of the hour is to marshal our resources to bring about positive change for global good. Collaborating in a truly human manner to impact the world around us and bring about a transformational change for the better, REX serves as a powerful platform to engage people, share ideas, inspire others and drive change. At CtrlS we are proud to be associated with and to share the same passion that REX has been demonstrating towards this profound initiative.”

Present on the occasion, Mr. Marco Carrano, Architect building energy friendly said, 㒅X, through the effort of its devoted members, offers a platform for social motivated ideas to be heard and discussed on the solely reason to create a better society.䠼/i>

び an educator I want young people to believe with passion that none of us is ever powerless. As citizen we can all drop our little pebble in the water so that the ripple we make combines with others to create a wave added Mark Parkinson, educationist & Executive Director & Head of School for Kunskapsskolan Eduventures

Over the past 7 years ideas created by  have led to action for addressing socio-political issue like combating corruption, creating electoral reforms, addressing climate change and creating other social panacea for causes like HIV, Disability, Poverty, communal harmony, corporate governance, CSR, Humane Capitalism, ethical entrepreneurship, proactive volunteering, whistleblower protection, community service and social ventures.

The Three pillars of REX are R- Right every wrong actions, E- Empowering and entertaining ideas, X- Xocial Innovations and Entrepreneurs. These 3 pillarstogether create acommon melting pot of ideas where the best of the thoughts will be put on action by likeminded social soldiers and champions of change. The REX format is conceived to provide 15 minutes Rockstar speeches by global thought leaders, founders of think tanks, social entrepreneurs, international celebrities, authors, movie stars, sports stars, cultural performers  and artists who shall present alternative performances related to Sufi music, classical dances and music from across the globe.

REX will have several Rock Star speakers, each taking the stage for 15 minutes and 12 rockstar alternative performances to be held in New Delhi. The 3 days knowledge forum will also have 7th Karmaveer Puraskaar on 26/11 i.e. the Citizen Action Day. Several eminent speakers have been lined up for REX 2012 some of whom include, Mary Mangte Kom (IndiaⳠOlympic winning champion), Alecca Carrano (International Fashion Designer & Entreperenur), Mark Parkinson (Internationally renowned educationist), Michael Norton (global philanthropist & author) ,Jaaved Jaaferi (IndiaⳠmost loved actor and comedian with a squeaky clean image) , Gul Panag (erstwhile Miss India , actor and Founder of SOAP to promote corporate volunteerism), Dr. Villoo Patell (CMD- Avesthagen), Josy Paul (Chairman BBDO),  Meera Sanyal (Banker and CEO of RBS), Amala Akkineni (Actor & Animal activist) , Vijay Mehta (global Philanthropist, author and Peace Ambassador) , Swaroop Sampat (Actor and Social Activist), Marco Carrano (Global Architect working on energy friendly cities with his concept of Citergy),ࠈansal Mehta (Bollywood Movie Director), Arjun Sajnani (Movie Director and renowned theatre personality &࠰laywright), P. Sridhar Reddy (CMD- CtrlS) and several other globally eminent speakers and alternative performers (music, stand up comics, sufi artistes like Rekha Surya, Lorraine Aloysius, Olavo Rodriques, Arka Mukopahyaya, Saqlain Nizami and others)

Reminiscing back to the roots Mr. Jeronino Almeida who launched the Right every Wrong movement in the year 2006 said that ever since the movement has gained traction across the globe attracting a large number of a supporter with an increasing number of illustrious individuals taking part as speakers every year. These speakers are all champions of change who are making a huge difference in our society.༯span>In 2012 the Right every Wrong movement takes a new avatar and is to be called REX. REX is the Latin word for KING and has been churning king-size thought leadership for many years now.
REX is Supported and co-founded by renowned personalities including actress, former Miss India and activist ༯span>Gul Panag, Indian film actress & animal welfare activist༯span>Amala Akinneni,༯span>chairman and MD, Ctrl-S Mr. Sridhar Reddy along with Lynn Desouza (Chairperson Lintas Media Group & one of IndiaⳠtop 10 most influential women),࠼b>Rakhi Sarkar (Social Development Worker), Meenu Chopra (ED- iCONGO), Jyoti Nanda (Life Coach & Author), Reeti Sahai (Performance Coach, Marathon Runner & Adventurer), Dr. Rakesh Kumar (Retired IAS bureaucrat & LegalAid activist) , Pradeep Gupta (Chairman Cyber Media Group & Activist), Arjun Bhagat (Filmmaker &activist), Gregory Roberts – Shantaram (Author of Shantaram & Activist), Siddharth Ray (Entrepreneur & Philanthropist), Vikrant Bhargava (Globally renowned Entrepreneur & Philanthropist) ༢>Hunar Brar (Director- iCONGO) , Vivek Sood (PR Guru), Yogesh Huja (Web Guru), Marco Carrano(International Architect who works on efficient cities), Christopher Doyle (Former CEO Economist Intelligence Unit and MD Dynamic Results India), Josy Paul (Chairman BBDO India & Activist).༯span>
REX is being prepped to be the mother of all knowledge & culturetainment events from 2012 and scheduled to be held on 25th, 26th and 27th November at Jesus Mary College Auditorium in Chanakyapuri, at New Delhi.  Donor delegate invitations may be availed on www.rexideas.com or www.kyazoonga.com  From next year REX shall also have other features like, yREX ਹouth), cREX (corporate) and REX Fellowships where in young adults will be chosen as fellows for their innovative ideas and actions to make a difference. REX Karmaveer is designed to leverage the REX Community’s exceptional array of talent and resources. It is awarded annually to an outstanding human being who receives the trophy, citation and, much more important, the granting of “One Dream to Change the World.䮼/b>
REX shall also have complimentary delegate bursaries for NGO workers, CSR Foundations officers, Media professionals, government employees and students from schools colleges & B-schools.
More details may be availed on www.rexideas.com

For further media information kindly contact: Meenakshi @ 9958807057/ Vivek@9818276782

Virender Sehwag launches VS319, a cricket bat collection by SG exclusively retailed through Jabong.com

New Delhi, November 6, 2012: Virender Sehwag, Zen master of modern cricket today unveiled VS319 collection which is brought by SG Cricket, India's biggest cricket equipment manufacturers. The collection which will be exclusively retailed through Jabong.com, comprises of four different range of bats- VS 319 Dasher, VS 319 XLR8R, VS 319 Prot駩 and VS 319 Excel and are priced from Rs 1599/- to Rs 5999/-. The collection is highly inspired by the record breaking score of Virender Sehwag of 319 runs in a test match. This remarkable collection will be exclusively retailed through www.jabong.com for all the cricket lovers of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Manu Kumar Jain, Co- founder, Jabong.com said, “We are delighted to launch this amazing cricket bat collection with the legendary cricketer Virender Sehwag himself. Jabong.com has had a long association with SG Cricket and has become the exclusive online retail partner for launching this collection. India has a lot of cricket fanatics and we are sure that this collection is going to be a hit amongst our customers. Jabong.com has already become a fad amongst the youngsters and this collection will strengthen our offerings in the sports section, making us one of the leading fashion & lifestyle portals in India.” He further added “In just a few months, Jabong.com has become the fastest growing and the no. 1 E commerce company in the fashion and lifestyle domain. The website has become one-stop-shop for all fashion and lifestyle needs for online customers in India providing a widest assortment of over 500 brands and more than 50, 000 products in the offering (the largest in the E commerce space).”

Mr. Paras Anand, Director, SG Cricket said, “We are pleased to launch this exciting cricket bat collection here on this platform with Virender Sehwag. India is known to be a cricket loving country with cricket crazy fans and we have been manufacturing cricket equipment for the past 8 decades. We are confident of our association with Jabong.com and are sure that it will result into a mutually beneficial relationship.  Jabong.com is a young and youthful brand that synchronizes best with our offerings and mission. We are very excited about this launch and with Jabong.com we would be able to supply our bats in every nook & corner of the country”.

Also present at the occasion, the renowned cricketer, Virender Sehwag said, “It feels excellent to be a part of this exclusive launch. I am honored to have a collection after my name and that recalls my highest score in a test match. I have been associated with SG for a long time and this association with Jabong.com will definitely be fruitful for both brands.”

The collection will be available for patrons across India from November 06, 2012 onwards at www.jabong.com
About Jabong.com
Jabong.com is one-stop-shop for all fashion and lifestyle needs for online customers in India. The fastest growing e-commerce website for online shopping of fashion & lifestyle products has 500+ brands and more than  50, 000 products in the offering. With a keen eye on the latest fashion trends Jabong.com offers the widest assortment of fashion and lifestyle brands across categories such as shoes, apparel, bags, accessories, fragrances, home and living, sports-wear etc. In a few months since its launch, Jabong.com is the most trafficked e-com site in India (as per Google.com traffic stats). As per the Com-Score report of May 2012, Jabong.com has the second highest amount of traffic coming to its site.
About SG Cricket
Sanspareils Greenlands Pvt. Ltd. started marketing its branded cricket gear under the name SG in the year 1982 and slowly went on to become the largest cricket gear manufacturing unit in the world. Over decades, we’ve been esteemed with the privilege of sharing associations with cricket marvels like Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Suresha Raina and many more. SG’s global foothold can be estimated from International tie-ups with brands like Kookaburra, Slazenger, Gray Nicolls, Gunn & Moore, Adidas and Reebok. Not just that, over the last 25 years, SG has earned countless accolades from the Sports Goods Export Promotion Council of India, New Delhi. Association with SG brings with it an already established brand name in sports goods industry along with a rich history of 8 decades.
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The issue of FDI in Retail Trade of India has become crucial for national economy and will have far reaching impact on the life of every citizen. The Government is laying all stress to establish that FDI in Retail is the ultimate solution of all problems of the Country. The Prime Minister, UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Congress General Secretary Mr. Rahul Gandhi and other politicians within the Congress are relentlessly advocating the benefits of FDI in Retail without substantiating their arguments with logical reasoning and apparently the Government has not conducted any proper research to determine the impacts of the FDI in Retail. The opposing voice of the majority of political fraternity and that of stakeholders has been deeply ignored by the Government. Though Government is able to put forth its view whether right or wrong before the public through various resources at its command, the reasoning of opposition to FDI in Retail has not been reflected in its right perspective though the media has done his best to highlight the issue.

Under the circumstances, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) while taking an unusual step today appealed the media of the Country to hold a "comprehensive open debate” for sufficient duration of time in a structured manner by inviting votaries of both sides to place their view point with proper reasoning supported by relevant facts and figures in order to bring the real truth of the controversial issue before the people of India. The CAIT also suggested that to monitor the debate a panel of eminent and distinguished citizens not belonging to any side may be formed to ensure impartial debate.  

The CAIT is officially writing communications to different media for holding such a debate so that the issue may go down the last man of the Country and to make people aware of the pros and cons of FDI in Retail-informed CAIT National President Mr. B.C.Bhartia and Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal in a joint statement issued here today. The policy which seems to be beneficial to about 150 corporate houses at the cost of 120 crore people of the Country needs a public scanning.

Quoting former US President Thomas Jefferson saying that “If it were left to me whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without the government. I should not hesitate to prefer the latter” both Mr. Bhartia and Mr. Khandelwal said that it is the primary function of the press to provide comprehensive and objective information on all aspects of the issues concerned with a common man since democracy is not only a form of government but also a way of life where public opinion is an important aspect. There is a need to inform the people of things around them so that there is a check on the Government. In a country like India where most of the people are non participant in framing the policies, public opinion needs to be generated and media is competent enough to perform the duty. it has to present what is true, advocate what is necessary and enable the people to sift the essence from material.

The CAIT leaders hoped that since the issue has been made confusing due to incorrect information and illogical arguments which are being floated without going in to the depth of the issue to mislead the Country, the media will certainly rise to the occasion and will hold “open debate” on the issue. “The CAIT is ready to participate in any such debate”-said Mr. Bhartia and Mr. Khandelwal
Always be doing something - 5 ways you can help win this Naresh --

I didn't want this to get lost in the excitement of everything that will happen tomorrow, so I wanted to take a moment, right now, to say two simple words that I cannot say enough to all of you who have traveled this journey with us: Thank you.

Thank you for the kindness, warmth, and love that you have shown me, Barack, and especially our girls -- your support and your prayers mean the world to us. Thank you for the hard work and energy and passion that you have poured into this campaign -- from all those hours knocking on doors and making calls to all those times you dug a little deeper and gave what you could when it was needed the most.

Like me, you have done all this because you love this country, and you care deeply about the world we're leaving for our kids and grandkids. And you've done it because, for these last four years, you have had a chance to see the man I've known for the past 23 years: A man of honor and integrity who knows what he believes and stays true to his values. He is an honest man who knows the facts and gives them to us straight -- a man whose strength and resolve to build a better tomorrow has never wavered.

With your help, over the past four years, Barack has been able to start moving this country forward. He's rescued our economy from the brink of collapse. He's passed health reform and ended the war in Iraq. He's fought to help women get equal pay for equal work, make sure students can afford college, ensure that our seniors can retire with dignity, and that our veterans can get the benefits they have earned.

For four years, Barack has been fighting to give every single one of us a fair shot at that great American dream, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we love.

He's been able to do all of this only because of people like you -- because of your hard work, determination, and commitment.

And tomorrow, everything we've been working for and fighting for is at stake. Tomorrow, we will decide whether we'll keep moving this country forward for four more years. So make sure to tell everyone you know to vote, and then help every last supporter get to the polls before tomorrow night. You can even make calls to voters from the comfort of your own home using our call tool.

Our family has been truly blessed to share these past four years with all of you -- and we can't wait to continue our work together for the next four years. So tomorrow, let's get out there and finish what we started:


Thank you again for everything you've done and everything you will continue to do to bring about that change we all believe in.


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                By Ashok Arora Former Secretary Supreme court Bar Association
                         On 8th November 2012 At 4 Pm At Press Club New Delhi
  Chief Guest: Ram Jethmalani MP former Union Law Minister
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               M Vardarajan former Chairman Minority Commission IAS retd
                                    Ram Bahadur Rai Veteran Journalist
                             N K Singh Secretary Broadcasters Association
                                 Anil Anand Secretary Press Club Of India
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Day 5: 3rd Mahindra Youth Football Challenge
U-14 Inter-School Tournament, Delhi

Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, Navyug Public School & Modern School, Vasant Vihar enter the Semi-Finals

New Delhi, November 6, 2012: Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj’s Sarath aggressive stance from the start of the match and his hat-trick helped his team to beat St. Xavier School 3-0 and enter semi-finals of the 3rd Mahindra Youth Football Challenge, Delhi-leg played at Ganga International High School, Hiran Kudna.

Sarath scored all his goals in the first half in 12th, 18th and 27th minutes.

Results: DPS Vasant Kunj (Sanath Gupta 12th, 18th & 27th bt St. Xavier School 3-0

Match 2:  Modern School, Barakhamba Road defeated Birla Vidya Niketan School 4-0. Ramakesh Sharma made a contribution by scoring a brace in 7th & 10th minutes of the match. Suraj and Himanshu also scored a goal each to seal a victory.

Results: Modern School Barakhamba (Ramakesh Sharma 7th & 10th, Suraj 27th; Himanshu 20th) bt Birla Vidya Niketan School 4-0.


Match 3: In a tough fought match between Navyug Public School and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road finished with a penalty shootout where Navyug Public School won the match 5-3.

After the goalless draw, Navyug Public School kept themselves concentrated in penalty shoot-out and managed to score 5 goals in comparison to DPS, Mathura Road’s 3 goals.

Results: Panelty Shoot-out
             Navyug Public School bt DPS Mathura Road 5-3.

Match 4: Modern School, Vasant Vihar defeated Apex Public School 1-0. Lone goal was scored by Pankaj in 16th min.

Results: Modern School, Vasant Vihar (Pankaj 16th) bt Apex Public School 1-0.


Match 5: In another match played in a day, Ganga International School won the match against Ryan International School 1-0. Vikas was the goal scorer.

Results: Ganga International School (Vikas 23rd) bt Ryan international School 1-0.


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