Saturday, March 29, 2014

India’s forex reserves near $300 billion mark 

Continuing to rally for the fourth straight week, India’s foreign exchange reserves swelled by 1.35 billion dollar to 298.64 billion dollar for the week ended 21st of this month. A RBI press release in Mumbai has said that foreign currency assets, a major part of the overall reserves, increased by 1.58 billion dollar to 271.40 billion dollar in the reporting week.


 

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Thai opposition protesters stage mass rally
 
Thai opposition protesters stage mass rally
Tens of thousands of Thai opposition protesters marched through Bangkok on Saturday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces a possible ban from politics for alleged negligence. 
The new show of strength by the anti-government movement came on the eve of elections for the upper house of parliament, whose members could decide Yingluck’s fate. 
“I have come out to preserve democracy,” said protester Jirapa Tantingarmkasem, who joined the march from the rally base in Lumpini Park to the city’s Royal Plaza. 
“I ask everyone to come out to protest. Fight! Fight!” Hundreds of demonstrators also swarmed into the grounds of the government headquarters, which have not been used by Yingluck’s cabinet for months because of protests targeting state buildings”. 
Yingluck has withstood five months of street rallies seeking to force her from office and end the political dominance of her billionaire family. 
Thailand is bitterly divided between opponents and supporters of her elder brother, the fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. 
The billionaire tycoon-turned-politician was toppled in a coup in 2006 after clashing with the royalist establishment. 
He fled Thailand in 2008 to avoid jail for a corruption conviction and lives in Dubai. 
Political violence, often targeting protesters, has left 23 people dead and hundreds wounded in grenade attacks and shootings in recent months, although the bloodshed has abated since the rallies were scaled back at the start of March. 
The kingdom is in legislative limbo with only a caretaker government following incomplete February elections since nullified by the Constitutional Court. 
The opposition movement wants to install a temporary unelected government to oversee electoral and anti-corruption reforms before new polls are held.


 

Brand Congress ,BJP Image diluters Imran Masood , Sabir Ali

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Congress finding itself on fix and Vice President Rahul Gandhi cancelled his scheduled rally in Saharanpur on Saturday in the wake of party candidate Imran Masood’s arrest for his controversial remark against Narendra Modi.
“Rahul Gandhi’s rally is being postponed. The next date for it will be decided later on,” CLP leader Pradeep Mathur said. 
The decision to cancel the rally comes after Masood was arrested by police for allegedly threatening to chop BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Modi “into pieces”. 
A video footage of the election rally in Saharanpur, showing Masood attacking the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate, had gone viral on the web. 
The BJP also demanded strict action against Masood by the Election Commission. 
Masood arrested in Saharanpur early today on charges of hate speech
Congress Lok Sabha candidate Imran Masood was on Saturday arrested on charges of hate speech in which he threatened to “chop” Narendra Modi “into pieces”, remarks that led to an FIR being filed against him by police besides sparking an outrage. 
Masood was arrested in the wee hours, police said. 
However, he later apologised for his remarks, saying, “I should have been more cautious with my words” and that the same were said in the heat of electioneering. 
UP Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Amrendra Sengar said an FIR has been registered against Masood at Deoband police station of Saharanpur. 
Sengar told reporters in Lucknow that the Congress nominee has been booked under section 125 (promoting enmity between classes in connection with election) of the Representation Of The People Act, and various IPC sections. 
 
 
BJP too suffered  its image as party leaders Amidst displeasure in the BJP over induction of the expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali on Saturday asked the BJP leadership to put his membership on hold till the charges against him are cleared. 
The Rajya Sabha MP also offered to quit politics forever if it was proved that he has any connection with terrorist Yasin Bhatkal as alleged by senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. 
“I have written a letter to Dharmendra Pradhan to keep my membership on hold. I have also asked him to form a committee in this regard and enquire into my case on the basis of these allegations. If they find these allegations true even distantly, I will quit politics forever,” Ali told reporters in New Delhi on Saturday.
Naqvi, a Muslim face and Vice President of the party, had termed Ali’s entry into BJP as a “mistake” and demanded its reversal. 
BJP spokesman Sudhanshu Trivedi had said the induction was done on the recommendation of Bihar unit of the party and “further action” in the matter will be taken after “verifying all facts and antecedents” of Ali. 


 

Congress heart beats for Reliance Industries

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The attack on the Election Commission by two union Congress ministers for having deferred the government’s decision to double the prices of natural gas proves beyond doubt that the Congress heart beats for Reliance Industries and not for the people of this country.
The kind of language used by Mr Jairam Ramesh and Mr Anand Sharma in questioning the EC’s decision is a clear indication that the Congress, which is headed for a rout in the Lok Sabha elections, is not bothered about the adverse impact the doubling of gas prices will have on the lives of people, already reeling under the intolerable price rise of essential commodities due to wrong policies of the UPA government.
Mr Ramesh and Mr Sharma, who are counting their days as ministers of a government which will be remembered in history for a series of corruption scams and policies which promoted crony capitalism, have made an unsuccessful attempt to defend an indefensible decision of a desperate government on its last leg.
The use of language by these ministers that the EC is functioning like a parallel government and that it had extended its mandate, only shows that the Congress seems to have forgotten that their tenure is all but over and the people of the country are set to elect a new government in less than two months.
It appears that a string of electoral defeats in the recent past and the possibility of its worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha elections staring it in the face, the Congress seems to have decided to take a revenge on the people.      
Not only did the Congress-led UPA government take a completely unjustified decision to double the gas prices from $4.2 per unit to $ 8.4 with the sole intention of providing huge undue financial benefits to the Reliance Industries Limited     
Both Mr Ramesh and Mr Sharma need to be reminded that their government’s decision has been challenged in the Supreme Court, which is hearing the matter and despite their misinformation campaign, they have not been able to find any legal infirmity in the FIR filed against their colleague and petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily and the RIL by the Anti Corruption Branch of the Delhi government.
The Congress appears to have altered its slogans to please the big corporates like the RIL and seems ready to embrace – Congress ka Haath Ambani ke saath.
The AAP will continue its efforts to expose the unholy nexus between the Congress and the RIL, the only aim of which was to ruin the lives of the people by imposing the burden of price rise on them.


 

Cyber safety, gender issues India’s top security challenges: Shivshankar Menon

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Addressing The Growth Net 2014, India’s National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon underscores the need for a fixed doctrine to address non-traditional threats and pushes for greater cooperation between New Delhi and Beijing.
New Delhi, March 28, 2014: National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon identified cyber issues and gender safety as India’s top security challenges, while addressing a session at The Growth Net 2014 today.
At present, nations are witnessing a changing security scenario that is complex, volatile and turbulent. On one hand, terrorism, extremism and fundamentalism have fuelled local and regional conflicts, while on the other, climate change and the advent of modern technologies are triggering destabilisation in global economies. Tackling these challenges requires concerted international cooperation and reshaping existing policies.
Reflecting on the changing dynamics of security, Menon said, “Non-traditional security threats, such as cyber issues, terrorism and extremism, and internal security are one of India’s top challenges. Internal security also includes gender and personal security issues. Also, newer technologies have brought on newer risks for States.” 
“There are three ways to look at the security threats: Hedging, which is safe low risk strategy with low gains; surfing, which is riding the waves of change; and shaping the future, which involves greatest efforts with the highest risks and highest gains. In the Indian context, hedging is no longer safe because we lack capability in shaping our own environment,” Menon added.
Pushing for greater bilateral strategic cooperation between New Delhi and Beijing, Menon asserted,“India and China should start working together on strategic and security issues as both are threatened by regional instability across their peripheries. The latest concern is emanating from Afghanistan post the withdrawal of US troops. It is logical for both India and China to get on the same board to tackle bilateral challenges. The biggest sign of hope at present is that the level of cooperation is much better than it was earlier.”
Nearly 100 speakers from 25 countries have converged at The Growth Net 2014 to discuss global economic imperatives. The key issues being raised in the meeting include global security environment, energy and water challenges; common global priorities; innovations and new technologies; education and healthcare; and foreign investment opportunities.


 

Star cast of Film “Dishkiyaoon”

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Star cast of Film “Dishkiyaoon” attended the Press conference in New Delhi
Bollywood actress turned producer Shilpa Shetty Kundra visited hotel JW Marriot  with her movie cast Harman Baweja andAyesha Khanna to attend the press conference  of  her maiden venture ‘Dishkiyaoon’.

On asking  about the first directorial venture to be action drama, Shilpa said, ”The film is good. I never thought that my first film will be an action-mystery. I always thought that if ever I make a film it would be a comedy or a love story. But I loved the script of ‘;Dishkiyaaoon’; so much that I wanted people to know the story “.
Releasing with the tagline “Aadmi bada ho ya chota koi farak nhi padta bas uski kahani badi honi chahiye”. The movie is about the story of two small men who are on their way to make it big in the world of crime. The story revolves around a gangster Viki Kartoos (Harman Baweja) and action man Lakwa (Sunny Deol).

Actor Sunny Deol who is known for angry avtars in bollywood . Would be seen as a powerful man with a Haryanvi touch in the film. Harman Baweja  would be seen as a gangster in the movie. Though from the first promos the movie looks like any other movie of action crime genre but Sunny Deol’s ‘Haryanvi’ avatar can surely be a catch.

Other cast ensembles Prashant Narayanan and Aditya Pancholi.  Captain of the ship being Sanamjit Singh Talwaar,music of film is given by Palash Muchhal. Film is produced by Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Lulla.
Action movie Dishkiyaoon releases on 28th March 2014.



 

Eubiq System- The World’s Most Flexible Power Outlet System

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