Sunday, May 4, 2014

G7 to discuss energy dependency on Russia


May 4,  
Energy Ministers of the Group of 7 nations will meet on Monday to discuss ways to reduce their reliance on Russia’s energy supplies. The ministers will gather in Rome for a two day meeting amid rising tensions between Russia and Western powers over the crisis in Ukraine. 
The Russia provides nearly 30 percent of the natural gas imported by European Union countries, which 60 percent of it goes through pipelines in Ukraine. The G7 energy ministers are expected to discuss ways to increase natural gas imports from the United States and the Middle East. They will also consider calling on technical assistance from the US to help East European countries tap into their rich shale gas resources.


Pakistani troops again violate ceasefire along LoC in J&K


May 4,  
In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote Sector in Poonch district which triggered retaliatory action from the Indian troops. 
Defense sources told AIR that Pakistani Army resorted to shelling of mortars and firing by small arms and automatic weapons on Indian posts along LoC in Dera Dibsi area in Balakote sector of Mendhar Poonch from 2330 hours previous night. Our Jammu correspondent reports, Army troops guarding the borderline fired back resulting in intermittent exchange of fire which continued till 0500 hrs this morning.


Fierce battles in Ukraine; OSCE team freed 

Fierce battles in Ukraine; OSCE team freed
Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels fought fierce battles on Saturday around a flashpoint town, with only a small reprieve to allow passage of a freed team of OSCE inspectors. 
More than 50 people have died in two days of clashes nationwide — most of them in a horrific inferno amid street clashes in the southern city of Odessa. 
In the east, the military stepped up its assault on rebels in the flashpoint town of Slavyansk on Saturday. 
The bloodshed was plunging the international crisis over the ex-Soviet republic into dangerous new territory. 
Russia said it would now be “absurd” for the country — whose Crimea peninsula it annexed in March — to hold a planned May 25 presidential election. 
That opened the risk of sweeping US sanctions against Russia after President Barack Obama warned of punishment if perceived Moscow meddling scuppered the poll. 
US Secretary of State John Kerry underlined that threat in a call to his Russian counterpart, saying: “If those supported by Russia continue to interfere with the election, regrettably there will have to be different sanctions including the possibility or the reality of sectoral sanctions. 
” In his call to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry called the Russian-mediated release of the OSCE observers as “a step” toward de-escalating the crisis but urged Moscow to do more and “withdraw support for the separatists.” 
Lavrov responded by calling on “the United States to use all of its influence to force the Kiev regime… to immediately halt military operations”. 
On the ground, however, there was no sign of combat subsiding. 
On the outskirts of Slavyansk, the main town under attack by the army, a news agency journalists witnessed a ferocious firefight between Kalashnikov-armed insurgents and soldiers outflanking their checkpoint. 
At least nine people have died in clashes around the town. 
On Friday, the military tightened its noose on the area but lost two helicopter gunships to shoulder-launched missiles. 
All of Ukraine was reeling today at news of 42 deaths the day before in the southern city of Odessa, where pro-Russian and pro-Kiev militants clashed savagely and repeatedly. 
Most of the deaths — many believed to be pro-Russians — occurred in a trade union building set alight as each side lobbed Molotov cocktails at the other. 


Train derails on Konkan route


Passenger train derails on Konkan route, 15 feared dead
At least fifteen passengers were “feared killed” and around 50 injured when a passenger train derailed on Konkan Railway route in Raigad district on Sunday.
The incident occurred just outside a tunnel near Nidi village, when the engine of Diwa-Sawantwadi passenger train and four bogies derailed at around 10 AM between Nagothane and Roha railway stations.
The exact number of casualties was not known as it was a remote area and rescue operations were still on, they said.
Rescue workers are trying to extricate bodies trapped under bogies that overturned after derailment.
Following the mishap, the services on Konkan Railway route were suspended.
The injured passengers are being rushed to Roha for medical treatment, police said.


Morning Post


Saturday 3 May 2014
डेथ एनीवर्सिरी के दिन प्रमोद महाजन पर वरिष्ठ पत्रकार मिलिंद खांड़ेकर का बड़ा सवाल
आज ही के दिन यानी 3 मई को 8 साल पहले प्रमोद महाजन ने इस दुनिया से विदा ली थी और दिलचस्प इत्तेफाक हुआ कि इस पूर्व सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री…

TRP: चुनाव और IPL ने बिगाड़ा मनोरंजन चैनलों का खेल, सोनी को मामूली फायदा
2014 के 17वें हफ्ते में ‘स्टार प्लस’ 800 का आंकड़ा पार करने में विफल रहा। टैम सब्सक्राइबर्स द्वारा जारी आंकड़ों के मुताबिक चल रहे…

प्रसार भारती के कामकाज में सरकार की कोई दखलअंदाजी नहीं : मनीष तिवारी
दूरदर्शन द्वारा बीजेपी के पीएम उम्मीदवार नरेंद्र मोदी के इंटरव्यू के कुछ अंश हटाए जाने से विवादों में घिरे सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री मनीष तिवारी ने इस मुद्दे पर सफाई दी है…

मीडिया की आजादी छीन लेने वाले दुश्मनों के खिलाफ हामिद मीर ने साधा निशाना
 पाकिस्तान में जानलेवा हमले में बच निकलने वाले वरिष्ठ टेलिविजन पत्रकार व जियो टीवी के संपादक हामिद मीर ने…

सोशल नेटवर्किंग साइट्स को अमृता राय और दिग्विजय सिंह से जुड़े सभी कंटेंट हटाने का निर्देश

टीवी एंकर अमृता राय के शिकायत पर दिल्ली पुलिस की क्राइम ब्रांच ने अपनी जांच शुरू कर दी है। दिल्ली पुलिस ने सोशल नेटवर्किंग साइट्स को निर्देश दिया है…

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पत्रकारिता के क्षेत्र में दिए जाने वाले मातृश्री पुरस्कारों की घोषणा कर दी गई है। चयन समिति द्वारा कराए गए सर्वेक्षण के बाद जो नाम उभरकर सामने आए हैं…

आज रात को हेडलाइंस टुडे-आजतक पर नरेंद्र मोदी का इंटरव्यू
इंडिया टीवी, एएनआई न्यूज एजेंसी, एबीपी न्यूज और डीडी न्यूज के बाद अब बीजेपी के प्रधानमंत्री पद के उम्मीदवार नरेंद्र मोदी आजतक को अपना इंटरव्यू देंगे…

दूरदर्शन की स्वतंत्रता पर नरेंद्र मोदी ने साधा निशाना
दूरदर्शन पर भाजपा के प्रधानमंत्री पद के उम्मीदवार नरेंद्र मोदी के इंटरव्यू को लेकर विवाद बढ़ता जा रहा है…

टीवी एंकर अमृता राय ने क्राइम ब्रांच में ई-मेल हैक करने का दर्ज कराया मामला

कांग्रेस महासचिव दिग्विजय सिंह से संबंधों को लेकर चर्चा में आईं टीवी एंकर अमृता राय ने  दिल्ली पुलिस की क्राइम ब्रांच में उन लोगों के खिलाफ शिकायत दर्ज कराई है…

थाने से छूटने के बाद पूनम पांडेय का मीडिया पर निशाना, कार में गाने सुनना अश्लीलता नहीं

अपनी ट्वीट्स के जरिए अपने सैक्सी फोटो और विडियो ट्विटर पर पोस्ट करने वाली बोल्ड मॉडल एक्ट्रेस पूनम पांडेय फिर से चर्चा में हैं…


AirAsia X announces Fantastic Deals!


Offering 100,000 seats from as low as MYR 269* to amazing destinations across our network!
SEPANG, 4 May 2014- AirAsia X Berhad, the leading low-cost, long-haul carrier, is offering a fantastic deals with 100,000 promo seats for guests  to plan ahead for their upcoming holiday.

Guests on AirAsia X flights may book online and enjoy our fantastic deals from as low as MYR 269* on Economy and MYR 669* on Premium from Kuala Lumpur to China (Xian, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai), Korea (Busan, Seoul), Taiwan (Taipei), Australia (Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast), Nepal (Kathmandu), Sri Lanka (Colombo) and Japan (Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo). Bookings are available online from 5 May 2014 till 11 May 2014 for the travel period between 12 May 2014 and 31 August 2014.

Fly-Thru promotional deals are available from as low as MYR 379* from Penang to Nagoya. Other exciting fly-thru deals include services from AirAsia X destinations such as Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Nepal and Australia. The Fly-thru service allows passengers to seamlessly purchase two flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur to our vast ASEAN destinations leveraging on AirAsia’s low cost carrier network.

Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “We are thrilled to announce that there are 100,000 seats available on these fantastic deals. Guests may take this as an opportunity to start planning their mid-year holiday getaway with a group of friends or family and take off to various exotic and exciting destinations across our long-haul network and that of the AirAsia group.”

AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low fare carrier to introduce Premium Flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.

The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 25kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow & Duvet.

On top of that, AirAsia X recently introduced the “Quiet Zone” cabin on all its long-haul flights across China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal. The new service enhancement is exclusively for guests who are above age 12. The “Quiet Zone” cabin features a new ambiance with soft lighting, offering a more relaxing cabin atmosphere, which will ensure a more pleasant journey for our guests.
AirAsia X was awarded the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat and the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Class titles at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards which took place at the Paris Airshow. The AirAsia Group also received its 5th consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards.


AAP condemns police inaction over RTI activist murder


From: Media Cell AAP1  Sat, 3 May ’14 7:22p
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Aam Aadmi Party strongly condemns the murder of Right to Information Activist Chandra Mohan Sharma in Greater Noida area of Gautam Budh Nagar, (Uttar Pradesh) on Thursday night.
The party is shocked at the police reluctance to investigate the case, particularly given the fact that the murdered activist had given a written complaint to the police on April 29 about the threats to his life which he was receiving from the land mafia.
The brutal murder by burning alive an activist fighting against those involved in land encroachments and grabbing is a reflection of the poor law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.
The AAP demands that the state government should seek an immediate report from the district administration about the entire facts of the case and the police should be pulled up for its laxity in first ignoring the complaint given to it by Mr Sharma about the threat to his life, and now its extreme reluctance in investigating the case.
The family of Mr Sharma has clearly named those behind his murder and the police version that the death took place due to his car catching fire lacks credibility.
The family has named five persons who are behind the murder and the police cannot brush aside the family’s version.
Though under public pressure, the police has finally registered a case of murder against the accused, but according to the family of the deceased, the police appears ready to give the benefit of doubt to the accused.
The AAP stands with the family of the deceased in his hour of grief and will fight for justice. The party will not allow the mafia to suppress the voice of activists fighting for the society’s cause to expose corruption.   

AAP Media Cell


1st BFI-IMG Reliance National School & College Basketball League for Boys & Girls 2014 – Day 5

1st BFI-IMG Reliance National School & College Basketball League for Boys & Girls 2014 being held at the Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. 
RESULTS FROM DAY FIVE (Sunday, 04 May 2014)

School Girls
1)      Modern School, New Delhi 65 (Madhu Kumari 34, Ananya S 17) bt Bishop Cotton High School, Bangalore (Shanice 15, Aksa 13, Lopamudra 12)  [QT wise scores: 9-16; 22-11; 14-17; 21-17]
School Boys
1)      Oxford School, New Delhi 85 (Saurav 24, Abhishek 23)  bt The Bhavan’s Prominent, Indore 71 (Laxman 39, Mayank 15) [QT wise scores: 29-14; 14-18; 15-21; 27-18]
College Women
1)      SBM Jain College, Bangalore 93 (Simonelle 47, Sindhuri 12, Sandhya 9) bt Government College, Ludhiana 70 (Nirmal 35, Nagma 27)  [QT wise scores: 13-10; 30-13; 25-23; 27-22]
College Men
1)      Government College, Ludhiana 94 (Harmandeep 27, Palpreet Singh 21)  bt SBM Jain College, Bengaluru 90 (Yashas 20, Vinoth 15, Vishu P 14) [QT wise scores: 22-19; 25-17; 24-29; 23-25]

Upcoming Schedule for finals (Sunday, 4-5-14)
1.00 PM St Joseph HS, Chennai Vs Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana- School Girls 
2.30 PM Fr. Agnels, Mumbai Vs Sr. Nav Bharti Bharti School, Ludhiana- School Boys
4.30 PM MOP Vaishnav College Chennai vs. SBM Jain College Bangalore- COLLEGE WOMEN 
6.30 PM Government College, Ludhiana vs. Jeppiar Institute of Technology COLLEGE MEN 

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