Wednesday, March 5, 2014

LAUNCH OF THE BOOK INDIA IN SHAMBLES, ONLY THE JUDICIARY CAN SAVE US

5 03 2014
   CRUSADE INDIA ORGANISES
                                               LAUNCH AND MEDIA INTERACTION OF THE BOOK
                            INDIA IN SHAMBLES, ONLY THE JUDICIARY CAN SAVE US
                                [With focus on India’s Progress through Electoral reforms]
                                                                          BY: K C AGRAWAL
                                                [Electrical Engineer, Industrialist and Crusader]
                                            [ON FRIDAY THE 7th of MARCH, 2014 (3.0 PM to 5.0 PM)]
AT PRESS CLUB OF INDIA
Raisina Road, New Delhi
                                                                         GUESTS OF HONOUR
                 Dr S Y QURAISHI                                                                           Mr Sunil Sethi
   (Ex Chief Election Commissioner)                                          (Sr. Advocate, Ex President Jammu Bar
                  Mr Vijay Jolly                                                                       Association and Social Activist)
(BJP-All India In charge of Tripura and
            Convenor of foreign Cell)
Eminent Speakers:  -   Mr A Siddhartha (Earth scientist, mentor and Author)
                                    -   Mr Deepak Singh (Editor Indian observer)
                                    -   Mr K S Ahluwalia (Executive Coach and Mentor- Excalibre)
AUTHOR AND CONVENOR
        K C AGRAWAL
Mob: 9810191394
MEDIA COORDINATOR:                                                                                           
Sagar Media Inc
NARESH KUMAR SAGAR
 Mob: 9810974027
Invitation                                                     
                                         CRUSADE INDIA & K C AGRAWAL
                                            COORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO BECOME PART OF THE
                                             LAUNCH AND MEDIA INTERACTION OF THE BOOK
                            INDIA IN SHAMBLES, ONLY THE JUDICIARY CAN SAVE US
                                [With focus on India’s Progress through Electoral reforms]
                                                                          BY: K C AGRAWAL
                                                   [Electrical Engineer, Industrialist and Crusader]
                                            [ON FRIDAY THE 7th of MARCH, 2014 (3.0 PM to 5.0 PM)]
                                                   AT PRESS CLUB OF INDIA
                                                                        Raisina Road, New Delhi
                                                           PRESENT ON THE OCCASSION WILL BE
                 Dr S Y QURAISHI                                                                               Mr Sunil Sethi
   (Ex Chief Election Commissioner)                                               (Sr. Advocate, Ex President Jammu Bar
                  Mr Vijay Jolly                                                                             Association and Social Activist)
(BJP-All India In charge of Tripura and
 Convenor of foreign Cell)
Eminent Speakers:  -   Mr A Siddhartha (Earth scientist, mentor and Author)
                                    -   Mr Deepak Singh (Editor Indian observer)
                                    -   Mr K S Ahluwalia (Executive Coach and Mentor- Excalibre)
 AUTHOR AND CONVENOR
    K C AGRAWAL.
Mob: 9810191394
komalcagrawal@gmail.com
MEDIA COORDINATOR:                                                                                           
Sagar Media Inc
NARESH KUMAR SAGAR
  Mob: 9810974027         




5 03 2014
   
 
Sheila Dikshit appointed Kerala Governor
 
Sheila Dikshit appointed Kerala Governor Updated on : 05-03-2014 10:10 AM
Sheila Dikshit, a former three-term Chief Minister of Delhi, was appointed Governor of Kerala within three months of her defeat in the recent Assembly polls.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson on Tuesday night said that 75-year-old Dikshit succeeds Nikhil Kumar, a former Delhi Police Commissioner, who resigned on Tuesday.
The resignation of 72-year-old Kumar, who took over as Governor of Kerala in March last year, has been accepted. Kumar was earlier Governor of Nagaland from October 2009.
Earlier in the day, Dikshit, a senior Congress leader, had met Union minister Sushilkumar Shinde and the decision to make her Kerala Governor was conveyed to her.
During the Delhi Assembly elections in December last, Dikshit suffered an ignominious defeat from New Delhi seat at the hands of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal.
Kejriwal, who succeeded Dikshit and has since resigned over the Jan Lokpal issue, won by more than 22,000 votes.
The Congress came a poor third bagging eight seats in a House of 70. Dikshit served as Chief Minister from 1998 to 2013 in Delhi.
She had also represented Kannauj Parliamentary Constituency of Uttar Pradesh during the period between 1984 and 1989.
Earlier, RJD President Lalu Prasad visited home of 72-year-old Kumar in Patna setting off speculation of his contesting the Aurangabad Parliamentary seat.
RJD and Congress sources confirmed the visit of Prasad to seek the blessings of Kumar’s mother Kishori Sinha and to meet the Kerala Governor.
Kumar is son of veteran Congress leader and former Bihar chief minister Satyendra Narayan Singh.
He had lost the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from Aurangabad to Sushil Kumar Singh.
Aurangabad with an overwhelming population of Rajputs is popularly called ‘Chittorgarh of Bihar’.
The alliance between Congress and RJD is yet to be formalised after RJD chief offered 11 seats to Congress and 1 to NCP and sought a final response.




BIMSTEC leaders vow to jointly combat terrorism

5 03 2014
   
 
 
 
BIMSTEC leaders vow to jointly combat terrorism Updated on : 04-03-2014 12:55 PM
Leaders from the seven-nation BIMSTEC on Tuesday vowed to jointly combat the growing threat of terrorism, transnational crimes and drug trafficking and agreed to intensify efforts to enhance connectivity and cooperation in areas like trade, energy and environment.
The 3rd BIMSTEC Summit Declaration, issued at the end of the meeting of leaders from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal, said the members recognised the threat that terrorism poses to peace, stability and economic progress and agreed for closer cooperation in combating all forms of terrorism and transnational crimes.
The leaders called for expediting the ratification for entry into force of the BIMSTEC Convention on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking and also for the early signing of the BIMSTEC Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, the two issues flagged by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his address to the summit.
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) brings together over 20 per cent of the world population, which is about 1.5 billion, and a GDP of over USD 2.5 trillion.
Singh said the nature of the evolving threat of terrorism in the BIMSTEC region has imparted greater urgency for stronger cooperation to counter it, asserting that their security is “indivisible”.
Noting that the region faces many common challenges – from natural disasters to terrorism, he said these have to be collectively addressed to make an important contribution to peace, harmony, security and prosperity in Asia and the world.
“Like our prosperity, our security, too, is indivisible- whether it is the security of sea lanes of communication in our region or the persisting challenges of terrorism and transnational crimes,” he told leaders of the grouping.
“The nature of the evolving threat of terrorism in the BIMSTEC region has imparted greater urgency for stronger cooperation to counter it,” he stressed.
Myanmar President U Thein Sein said faced with new threats of non-traditional and trasnational challenges of climate change, natural disasters, energy and food security, the grouping has to combine its strengths and resources to engage with other international bodies in addressing these problems.
“In this age of globalisation, regional and sub-regional groupings of nations with common culture and interests are no longer a matter of choice, but the need of the hour,” he said.




EC announced General election from 7th April to 12th May

5 03 2014
Lok Sabha elections will be held from 7th April to 12th May spread over nine days in the highest number of polling days so far involving an electorate of 81.4 crore, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday.
Counting of votes in all the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies will be held on a single day on 16th May, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath announced at a press conference flanked by ECs H S Brahma and S N A Zaidi.
Assembly elections will also be held simultaneously in the states of Andhra Pradesh, including Telangana region, Odisha and Sikkim.
Sampath was at pains to clarify that it is not a nine-phased polling and the whole exercise will be over in 72 days, three days less than the last elections.
The Model Code of Conduct for parties and governments comes into force with immediate effect, he said.
The first polling day on 7th April will cover six Lok Sabha constituencies in two states, while the second on 9th April will cover seven constituencies in five states.
92 constituencies will go to polls in 14 states on the third day on 10th April, while a small number of five constituencies in three states will be covered on the fourth day on 12th April.
The largest chunk of 122 Lok Sabha seats will go to polls in 13 states on April 17, the fifth day of poll, while the sixth day will witness polling in 117 seats in 12 states on April 24.
The seventh day of polling on April 30 will choose representatives in 89 constituencies spread over nine states and the eighth day on May 7 will cover 64 seats in seven states.
Polling will conclude on the ninth day on May 12 with elections in 41 constituencies in three states.
State-wise polling days:
Andhra Pradesh: April 30, May 7
Arunachal Pradesh: April 9
Assam: April 7, 12, 24
Bihar: April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12
Chhattisgarh: April 10, 17, 24
Goa: April 17
Gujarat: – April 30
Haryana: April 10
Himachal Pradesh: May 7
Jammu and Kashmir: April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7
Jharkhand – April 10, 17, 24
Karnataka: April 17
Kerala: April 10
Madhya Pradesh: April 10, 17, 24
Maharashtra: April 10, 17, 24
Manipur: April 9, 17
Meghalaya: April 9
Mizoram: April 9
Nagaland: April 9
Odisha: April 10, 17
Punjab: April 30
Rajasthan: April 17, 24
Sikkim: April 12
Tamil Nadu: April 24
Tripura: April 7, 12
Uttar Pradesh: April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7, 12
Uttarakhand: May 7
West Bengal: April 17, 24, 30, May 7, 12
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: April 10
Chandigarh: April 10
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: April 30
Daman and Diu: April 30
Lakshadweep: April 10
NCT/Delhi: April 10
Puducherry: April 24




PM returns home after Myanmar visit

5 03 2014
PM returns home after Myanmar visit
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned home on Tuesday after concluding his two-day visit to Myanmar during which he attended the 3rd BIMSTEC Summit.
Singh also held many bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit.
He met Myanmar President U Thein Sein, Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
Warning about the evolving threat of terrorism in the BIMSTEC region, Singh, in his address to the summit, sought stronger cooperation from the seven-nation grouping to effectively counter it, asserting that their security is “indivisible”.
The seven members – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal – bring together over 20 percent of the world population, which is about 1.5 billion, and a GDP of over USD 2.5 trillion.
Singh travelled to Myanmar after a gap of nearly two years, in what could be his last foreign trip as Prime Minister.




FETE DE LA PHOTO – Photo Festival in Public Space

3 03 2014
Institut Francais en Inde – Embassy of France

requests you to save the date
for the Delhi launch of 

FETE DE LA PHOTO  - Photo Festival in Public Space

Opening of the Exhibition by:

Raghu Rai in Paris at Central Park, Connaught Place
Astrophotography from France & India at Jantar Mantar
Inaugural Reception, Opening by Amabassador of France Francois Richier & Chairperson NDMC Jalaj Srivastava at NDMC Convention Centre

Guided bus tour for the media with French Ambassador & photographers at 5 pm
 
Cocktails & Reception at NDMC Convention Center

Tuesday, 4th March 2014
5PM onwards

Central Park,
 Connaught Place, Delhi

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The festival endeavours to reach out to the audience by taking photography out of traditional spaces such as museums and galleries and showcase them in public spaces to change the relationship between people and their city. Delhi will witness Connaught Place being transformed into an art gallery with life size projections on the facades of inner circle, along with magical projections at the Bus stops, Subways to increase social inclusion. The idea is to explore all avenues to bring together amateur and professional photographers and photography enthusiasts.


Some highlights of the Fete De La Photo 2014 line-up in Delhi are: 

禮bsp; A mobile Photo booth that will be showcased in Delhi TBCAnay Mann an expert photographer, will use backdrops of famous French places and venues (like famous restaurants, stade de France, Rolland Garros, Eiffel tower, Montmartre, South of France etc..) and click professional pictures of general public, juxtapose them on to these sites and print the photograph as a souvenir of promoting “Photography” and French hotspots

禮bsp; Astrophotography at the Jantar Mantar by internationally renowned astrophotographers Laurent Laveder, Thierry Legault and Ajay Talwar at whose objectives are to blur the sharp divide between scientific astrophotography and artistic photo-journalism

-  Women in the Public Space at the Hanuman Mandir Subway - Women’;s fear and vulnerability in public space is universal and a subject of great relevance in a society. Indian and French artists, like Uzma Mohsin, Gauri Gill & Cecile Plantin & Gael Rene’s famous AGORAMA. Each through their own individual intervention interpret the public space to give voice to women

-  The File Room Book Museum by Dayanita Singh – she continuously experiments with new ways to show photographs in book form or as ‘photographic architecture’. The File Room book museum features a single structure composed of 55 File Room books and 15Nony Singh books, depicting document archives ranging from the unexpected to the ordinary throughout India

Paris Photography by Amit Mehra & Raghu Rai - Paris being a photographer’s delight, F괥 de la Photo takes you down the memory lane and into the archives of photographers, who present their idea and experience of this city.


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