Saturday, June 29, 2013


India, China hold 16th round of border talks.More than 400 intrusions have been made by the Chinese army in span of five years in North to NE Himalaya.
And latest few in Ladakh. McMahan line a document by British remain is vital source to understand  India China border history. Tranquility and peace along with ecological balance the agenda of two biggest asian countries.
 McMahon Line is a line agreed to by Britain and Tibet-China as part of the Simla Accord, a treaty signed in 1914. It is the effective boundary between China and India,  its legal status is diluted by the Chinese government.
India and China began the 16th round of their border talks in Beijing on Friday led by their special representatives - National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon from India and State Councillor Yang Jiechi from China.
This is the first meeting of the special representatives on border talks since the new Chinese leadership took over in March and comes in the aftermath of the Chinese troop incursion in Ladakh that raised temperatures between the two neighbours.
While Menon has helmed the border talks earlier, Yang, the former foreign minister, took over as state councillor and top diplomat in March. His predecessor, Dai Bingguo, had served as the special representative since the mechanism was introduced in 2003.
The two-day talks are expected to be followed by the visit of Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony from July 4- 7.
Yang was quoted as saying that he is ready to break new ground on the border talks.
"I stand ready to work with you to build on the work of our predecessors and break new ground to strive for the settlement of the China-India boundary question and to make greater progress in the China India strategic an cooperative partnership in the new period," he said.
Menon is to also meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his visit besides Foreign Minister Wang Yi, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the media in Beijing.
Premier Li, during his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last month, had said the festering boundary question is to be resolved through negotiations between their special representatives.
The June 28-29 talks is expected to focus on the recent Chinese troop intrusion in Depsang in Ladakh.
Petroleum Minister Presents PetroFed Awards
The annual PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards for 2012 for excellence in performance in various categories were presented by Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily here today. The awards for performance during fiscal 2011-12 were in 11 categories.

The Minister congratulated the five companies in the private and eight companies in the public sector and the individuals who received the awards. He commended the apex hydrocarbon industry association for instituting the awards in 2007 to recognise and nurture talent and excellence in the oil & gas industry operating in India.

The Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Vivek Rae in his address emphasized on the need to enhance domestic production of oil & gas to reduce imports.

Welcoming invitees Chairman, PetroFed and Chairman, IndianOil Shri R. S. Butola highlighted the need for keeping the spirit of healthy competition alive through such awards.

While giving a brief about the awards Director General, PetroFed Shri A. K. Arora pointed out that the awards were reviewed every year for improvement and all companies operating in India in the oil & gas sector were eligible without any application fee. In some cases a Special Commendation Award is conferred to encourage closely competing entries.

The leading award winners were IndianOil, GAIL, ONGC and EIL. All awardees were presented a trophy and a citation. IndianOil bagged the Leading Oil & Gas Corporate Year of the award, the Oil & Gas Marketing – Company of the Year award and Special Commendations for Environment Sustainability Company of the Year and Innovator of the Year (Team) Award along with Engineers India Limited for developing Diesel Hydrotreating and Light Naphtha Isomerization technologies for product quality improvement.

GAIL (India) Limited won the Awards for Oil & Gas Pipeline Transportation Company of the Year, Environmental Sustainability Company of the Year and Project Management (` 500-2000 crore) for their 100 MW wind generation project in Tamilnadu and Karnataka.

ONGC won Awards for Exploration & Production Company of the Year, Project Management (above `2000 crore) for laying 44 submarine pipelines of 234 kms in its Mumbai offshore field. The ONGC team of their Institute of Oil & Gas Production Technology shared the Innovator of the Year (Team) Award with the Reliance Technology Group team of Reliance Industries Limited. Both teams also received a cash prize of ` 2.5 lakh each with each team member getting at least ` 50,000/-. The Refinery of the Year Award was bagged by Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited while the Human Resources Management – Company of the Year Award by HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited. The Drilling Services – Company of the Year Award was bagged by Transocean. Special Commendation Awards were given to Cairn for Exploration & Production Company of the Year; Mumbai Refinery of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited for Refinery of the Year and for Oil & Gas Pipeline Transportation – Company of the Year to Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited.

For the third year in succession no individual award was conferred for Innovator of the Year. A Special Commendation was, however, conferred on Mr. Prafulla Mankar of HPCL for his development and implementation of remote operations of deluge valves in plant firefighting system leading to enhanced safety.

Special Commendation Awards were also conferred for Innovator of the Year (Team) on Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited for their multi-metal corrosion inhibitor for use in ethanol gasoline blends and Engineers India Limited and Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited for OxyEnrich process for capacity enhancement of Sulphur Recovery Unit.

The Woman Executive of the Year was chosen as Ms. Sandepa Trakroo, Chief Manager (Corporate Planning) from GAIL (India) Limited. She also received a cash Award of ` one lakh in addition to a trophy and a citation. Special Commendation Awards in this category were also conferred on Ms. Jayati Ghosh, Dy. General Manager (Process, Design & Development), Engineers India Limited and Ms. Jaskinder Shingwekar, Vice President (Commercial), Corporate Planning & Pricing, Essar Oil Limited who received a trophy and a citation each.

It was explained at the function that the award winners were selected through a rigorous process of collation by knowledge partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, evaluation by the Awards Committee led by Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI and former Secretary to the Government of India and selection thereafter by an eminent Jury headed by the former Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah. The other two members of the Jury are Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, National Solar Energy Corporation of India and former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Shri Naresh Narad, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board and Secretary to the Government of India. 

CBI accused not a GAIL employee
New Delhi, 29.06.2013: GAIL refutes the news item of any of its employee being under CBI custody on account of graft charges. Bhagwat Sagar Ojha, a Dy. Collector in Government of Uttar Pradesh, was on assignment from the State in the capacity of a Competent Authority to facilitate GAIL in RoU acquisition activity for laying pipelines in the region.  BS Ojha has been repatriated to the State. Both the accused are not the employees of GAIL (India) Limited.


Pune, June 28, 2013: Anirban Lahiri of Bengaluru gave himself a great birthday present one day before his 26th birthday when he eclipsed Shamim Khan of Delhi in a playoff to win the PGTI Players Championship being played at the Oxford Golf & Country Club in Pune. The two players headed for a playoff after being tied at the top of the leaderboard with total scores of 10-under-278 at the end of the regulation 72 holes. Anirban finally won after making birdie on the playoff hole even as Shamim made par.

Anirban Lahiri (70-68-71-69), who was overnight fourth and three strokes off the lead, fired five birdies against two bogeys in his final round of 69. He began the day on a positive note by driving the green on the par-4 second hole and subsequently earning a birdie there. The three-time winner on the Asian Tour then found the green in two shots on the par-5 fourth hole to pick up another birdie. Lahiri went through a rough patch on the fifth and sixth where a couple of erratic approach shots by him resulted in bogeys.

Anirban got back into his groove with a birdie on the ninth. He had a poor tee shot on the 13th but recovered well with a great second shot and a 15-feet birdie putt to gain further momentum. Lahiri drew level with Shamim for the lead after he chipped it within a foot to set up a birdie on the 15th.

Lahiri finally prevailed on the first playoff hole (ninth hole) as Shamim struggled to recover after landing his tee shot in the rough. Anirban found the fairway with his tee shot and then landed his third shot within a foot of the pin to bag a birdie on the par-5 hole. The Bengaluru-based golfer thus lifted his 11th professional title which also happened to be his eighth on the PGTI.

I'm delighted to win on the PGTI after a long gap of over two years. I enjoy playing at the Oxford Golf & Country Club as I have now won two titles here. The course layout suits my style of play. The birdie after getting out of trouble on the 13thgave me some momentum. My putting was very poor today and I missed a lot of birdie putts especially on the last three holes. I got a little lucky today as I wouldⶥ needed at least two or three more birdies to win on any other day. I knew I was in with a terrific chance after Shamim found the rough with his tee shot during the playoff,䠳aid Lahiri, who finished runner-up at an Asian Tour event last week.

Shamim Khan (71-67-68-72), the overnight leader, made four birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey in his final round of 72. ShamimⳠsecond shot on the fifth found thick grass and led to a double-bogey. He was unlucky on the seventh where he drove it well but the ball got stuck in a stone resulting in a bogey. The bright spot in his round was a 25-feet birdie conversion on the 14th.

Sri LankaⳠMithun Perera and Rahil Gangjee of Kolkata shared third place with matching totals of eight-under-280.

Faridabad Abhinav Lohan and Himmat Singh Rai of the DLF Golf & Country Club were in tied fifth place at seven-under-281

Top 10 Indian Idol Juniors Sweep Delhi In a Musical Storm

Sagar media Inc: New Delhi, 26 June 2013: In a power packed musical concert held at the Talkatora Stadium in the capital, Sony Entertainment Television introduced its Top 10 Indian Idol Juniors’ who in recent weeks took the nation by storm with their prodigious flair. Amidst the melodic fanfare at the concert, host Mandira Bedi, also presented talent powerhouse Shreya Ghoshal along with ace music director Shekhar Ravjiani for an implausible performance. Shreya and Shekhar, who also judge Indian Idol Junior, shared anecdotes about the young musical prodigies who were chosen for Indian Idol Junior from different parts of the country.
The top 10 shortlisted finalists have emerged as a power house of explosive talent. These young singing superstars out of all aspirants from across the country are, the lovable 10 year old Sonakshi Kar of Kolkata… a diva in making Priyam Borpatra Gohain of Assam… quiet and melodious Anmol Jaswal of Jammu… self-trained singer Akash Sharma of Haryana… craft and origami expert Nirvesh Dave of Ahmedabad… Sai Baba bhakt Aryan Das of Orissa… notorious motor-mouth Sankalp Yaduwanshi of Uttar Pradesh… chirpy chotti guplu Anjana Padmanabhan of Bangalore… demure music lover Debanjana Karmakar of Kolkata and multi-talented rocker Eman Choudhury of Assam.
Ms. Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television said, “I am personally amazed with the quality of talented children in India! Indian Idol Junior is a true celebration of young talent. At Sony, we have always believed in providing a credible platform for Indians who dare to dream and it gives us great satisfaction when the country witnesses their prodigious talent. Innovation and inclusion have been our hallmarks at Sony Entertainment Television and Indian Idol Junior is a remarkable and successful example.”
The journey through the auditions has been one of tears and laughter and a once in a life time opportunity to participate in this phenomenal talent hunt. A journey that has comprised fun, adventure, humor, thrill, glamour, entertainment and not to forget the tough auditions rounds for the selected few children. These top 10 contestants of Indian Idol Junior were chosen from over lakhs of aspirants, and will compete week after week to make an impact on the audience as their fate will be now be decided through public voting.
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