Sunday, April 7, 2013

India’s General Election 2014 Fixed

Academia, research scholar and think tanks look are in state of despair as their dear nation with best of mental, intellectual abilities unable to cope up with pace of other developing world. Nation is in state of   flux due to its inherent nepotism and sycophancy. Pet have their ways and liberal, meritorious lag behind.
Leadership discourse of wisdom basically lacks their will of political governance. Governance an important tool with leaders  to manage the state, establishing best practices for common man, common good based on country’s voice thus giving impetus to the effective governance, bring smile on each and everybody face. Pretending to be mass leader with business to bring in various bills without political will to the basic scheme  and people  from all sector laughing to their pretend affair makes mockery of the state of affairs.
A tale well told about monkey,or cat when made the king of the jungle  moving up and down  with busy postures with no results is order of the day with marked GDP and inflation and stagflation follow. Can we move from pretending to govern to actual governance where the last man has his pie remains to be seen from ongoing opaque and blurred picture of  development which incorporates nexus with few inc companies or external bodies to make honey for few selective.
Internal squabbles  infighting within the political outfit is not on national policy , but is everyday fought as cold war within the parties amongst the leaders ,popular saying goes on the politicians are strange bedfellow follows.
In healthy democracy, the policies and government practices are ought to be regularly scrutinized by the public, media and civil society groups is the ultimate requirement of the democratic essential norms and is the basic of basis of good governance reform agenda.
Leadership quality has fallen from grace and grass root level leaders are on dead end.
Political experts in their opinion has pinned hope for brands mingling at top levels.
Brakes are applied to put emerging leadership to have bumpy roads and do not follow smooth sailing. Former BJP Nitin chief tumble down within wee  hours spells spark. There is important  element of cloud one exerts in power corridor and those powerful would not like it to be shed so easily.
There are lots of cross roads external lobbies, Corporate Inc, cultural parties pushing their NGos to be active and work against various political outfits thus creating space for themselves. There is these various undercurrents which may change the course the destiny of this nation or keep it afloat and move in its own natural speed which is win win situation for those in powers. New powers block infringe the order of present and for those lucrative stick to ts cause. Nation with double chord and dual personality gets grind ed between their self and nationalism raise hue and cry for the nobler and wish to live as pet. The society where backstabbing is a vogue less can happen.
General election with crescendo rhetoric harsh diction could display to prove the element of  heterogeneity but the moot point is the  power remain within powerful.
Thus Experts express in close door call the General elections are fixed between brands along with tacit understanding for helping individuals at top.

Suicide attack at Iraq campaign meet kills 25

A coordinated attack involving a suicide bomber at an open-air election campaign meeting in central Iraq killed 25 people on Saturday, the latest in a spike in unrest two weeks before provincial polls.
The assault raises further questions over the credibility of the election, Iraq’s first since 2010, and comes some 10 years after the US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein and aimed to usher in a stable democracy but instead unleashed brutal violence which continues to plague the country. Supporters of Muthanna Ahmed Abdulwahid, a Sunni Arab candidate for the Azimun Ala al-Bina (Determined to Build) party, a small local list, had been gathered at around lunchtime in the restive city of Baquba, 60 kilometres north of Baghdad. As they were meeting, a militant threw a grenade before a suicide bomber then blew himself up, a police colonel and a medic at Baquba hospital said. At least 25 people were killed and 60 others were wounded, the officials said, though Abdulwahid appeared to have been unharmed. Diyala province, of which Baquba is the capital, is among Iraq’s most violent  560 people were killed there last year, according to Britain-based NGO Iraq Body Count, which said it suffered the highest per capita rate of civilian deaths in the country. Iraq has been plagued by attacks against election candidates ahead of provincial council polls due on April 20, with 12 hopefuls killed already, according to an a news agency tally. Diplomats have also raised concerns over a government decision to postpone elections in two provinces which, combined with the fact that four were never slated to vote, means that just 12 of Iraq’s 18 provinces will cast ballots. The polls will be the latest in Iraq since a March 2010 parliamentary election, and the first since the withdrawal of US forces at the end of 2011. They come with the country mired in a political crisis that has pitted Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against several of his erstwhile national unity cabinet partners, and amid more than three months of anti-government protests by the Sunni Arab minority. Also on Saturday, a civilian was killed and two anti-Qaeda militiamen were wounded in a bomb blast northwest of Baghdad, and security forces found the body of a policeman who had been kidnapped near the capital a day ear.




Tammam Salam named new Lebanese PM

7 04 2013
Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman has officially asked Tammam Salam to form a new government after the Sunni Muslim politician and former minister of culture received broad support from lawmakers to become the country’s new prime minister, Media reports. Salam to  succeed Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who resigned two weeks ago following a two year stint in office which was defined by growing sectarian tensions and the economic repercussions from the civil war in neighboring Syria. Salam will be tasked with preparing for parliamentary elections if he is able to form a new cabinet. Elections are set for June, though the parliamentary poll is likely to be delayed.




US Afghanistan Talk on withdrawal

7 04 2013

 Gen. Martin Dempsey,American commander arrives to Afghanistan to talk withdrawal.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey has arrived in Afghanistan to meet with US and foreign commanders to discuss US troop withdrawals this and next year. Dempsey will also meet with the new overall commander of coalition forces, Gen. Joseph Dunford, and talk with soldiers in the field. Some 34,000 American troops are expected to leave Afghanistan within one year.




Italy approves €40 billion private sector debt payback

7 04 2013
Italian caretaker government has approved an urgent decree to reimburse a debt of 40 billion to private companies, the Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Saturday. The move is meant to provide the country’s firms with vital liquidity and stimulate growth in the recession-stricken Italian economy that shrank by 2.4 percent in 2012. This payments, amount to 422,000 euro on average and encompass some 215,000 companies, could begin as early as Monday, Italy’s Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli said, although the final approval by the country’s parliament is still needed. The Italian state owes two-thirds of those debts to medical companies supplying the public health sector.




Tehran may suspend high-grade uranium enrichment :Saeed Jalili

7 04 2013
Iran may suspend its uranium enrichment plan in order to increase confidence of the six world powers, but demands recognition of its right to enrich uranium as a key point, said Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili. “I have said before, that the enrichment is part of the rights of the Iranian people, whether it is 5 per cent or 20 per cent. The Iranian people will continue to stand up for their rights,” he said at a news briefing. The United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany have called on Iran to halt its enrichment of uranium over 5 per cent, but failed to reach an agreement after two-day talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan, came to an end. “The parties are ready to maintain contacts and hold a new round of talks” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.




15 killed in Aleppo air strike

7 04 2013
At least 15 people have been killed, including nine children, in an air strike on the majority Kurdish district of Sheikh Maksoud in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “The number of people killed in an air strike on the western edges of Sheikh Maksoud has risen to 15…
 Among them were nine children aged under 18 years and three women,” according to the London based watchdog. Aleppo and Damascus are Syria’s two largest cities and key fronts in the two-year civil war between the government of President Bashar Assad and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.




British tourist woman found dead in Srinagar

6 04 2013

 

British tourist woman nearly 23 yr found dead in Srinagar . A panic spread  at dalgate area  after a British tourist Sara Elizabeth was found dead inside a houseboat in Dal Lake on Saturday morning
With local media reports Police have arrested a Dutch tourist who was staying in another room of the Houseboat. He was arrested near Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu highway when he was on way to Jammu. “We have arrested the Dutch tourist on the basis of suspicion. He was trying to flee the Valley.” a police officer said. J& K  police reports preliminary investigators say the woman  may also have been raped before she was killed.A team of forensic experts is combing the scene for evidence. Police believe the woman had been living on the houseboat for about a month. The Dutch tourist arrested on suspicion of murder as Officers say the man had stayed in a room adjacent to that of the victim, and was detained as he apparently tried to flee, leaving behind all his belongings.

Iran’s nuclear talks in Kazakhstan

Iran’s nuclear talks in Kazakhstan have brought no breakthrough, with Tehran urging the group of six world powers to win the trust of the Iranian people. Hostile rhetoric towards the Arab republic is ‘counterproductive,’ Iran’s chief negotiator stated.The process of building trust is “a two-way traffic” and Tehran “has taken quite a few steps to create trust,” stated head of Iranian delegation Saeed Jalili, secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council.

“When we talk about building confidence it must not be translated to be a denial of rights of any nation, rather it must be related to behavior and conduct that helps to facilitate cooperation between the two parties,” the official said later, in an interview with media.Media agencies

Saeed Jalili headed the Iranian delegation at the two-day talks in the Kazakh city of Almaty, which wrapped up on Saturday.

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