Thursday, April 3, 2014

China’s Xi visits Brussels. EU headquarters

Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed with European Union leaders to further strengthen bilateral relations in trade and other fields.
Xi on Monday became the first Chinese president to visit EU headquarters in the Belgian capital Brussels.
He had separate talks with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and EU Commission President Manuel Barroso.
EU officials say the leaders reaffirmed their intent to strengthen ties, including efforts to advance negotiations for concluding a bilateral investment deal.
The EU is China’s largest trade partner. China is the EU’s second-largest, after the United States.
As China and the EU have deepened their economic ties in recent years, they’ve seen trade frictions intensify. But the two sides took steps to defuse disputes over solar panels and communications equipment before Xi’s visit.
On Tuesday, Xi is scheduled to visit a postgraduate university institute in Bruges, northern Belgium, and give a speech on strengthening China-EU relations.
Kapil Kumar ahead by two shots on day two

Naman Dawar and Om Prakash Chouhan tied second

Coimbatore, April 3, 2014: Delhi golfer Kapil Kumar went ahead by two shots in round two of the PGTI Players Championship at Coimbatore Golf Club. Kapil followed up his course record 65 in round one with a three-under-69 on Thursday to move his total to 10-under-134. Delhi’s Naman Dawar and Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow occupy joint second place at eight-under-136.
  
Kapil Kumar (65-69), the overnight joint leader, who started from the 10th on Thursday, had a slow start to the day as he bogeyed the 11th. His first birdie of the day came on the 14th courtesy a 10-feet conversion. The 21-year-old then made two birdies and two bogeys over the next four holes to make the turn at even-par. Kapil had landed it within five feet for birdie on the 17th.

Kapil picked up pace on the front-nine as he converted an eight-feet birdie putt on the third and followed it up with an excellent tee shot on the fourth which left him a four-footer for birdie. He closed the day with a birdie on the par-5 ninth to end up with a three-under for the day.

“I’m quite pleased with my effort as the conditions were tough today with the wind coming into play. The wind made club-selection difficult and as a result I ended up using the wrong clubs on two occasions that led to bogeys. Nonetheless, my putting was consistent and I didn’t lose focus despite the bogeys in the first half. I was once again better in the second half of my round and pulled it back towards the end. I capitalized on the relatively shorter par-4 15th for the second day. I’m well placed at the halfway stage and would look to keep it going,” said Kapil, whose father Gast Ram is also a professional on the PGTI.

Om Prakash Chouhan and Naman Dawar shot scores of 68 for the second successive day. Chouhan chipped-in for eagle on the par-4 15th, sank two long birdie putts on the first and ninth and landed it within a few inches for birdie on the 13th. Dawar, on the other hand, picked up four straight birdies from the fourth to the seventh besides another birdie and a bogey. Naman chipped-in on the fourth, converted a 20-footer on the sixth and landed it within a couple of feet for birdie on the 13th.

The Kolkata duo of Feroz Ali Mollah and Shankar Das are in tied fourth along with Meerut’s Amardip Sinh Malik at six-under-138. Feroz’s six-under-66 was the best round of the day. It included eight birdies and a double-bogey.

Defending champion Rashid Khan of Delhi lies tied ninth at four-under-140 after his second round score of 71.

Vikrant Chopra, who shot a course record 65 to be the joint leader in round one, slipped to tied 21st after a 78 in round two. His total now reads one-under-143.

The cut was declared at three-over-147. Fifty-six professionals made the cut.

The four Coimbatore golfers in the fray, S Muthu (eight-over-152), M Rajesh Kumar (nine-over-153), Joseph Chakola (10-over-154) and Ilayaraja C (19-over-163), missed the cut.


Leading Scores:
134 – Kapil Kumar (65-69)
136 – Naman Dawar (68-68), Om Prakash Chouhan (68-68)
138 – Amardip Sinh Malik (70-68), Feroz Ali Mollah (72-66), Shankar Das (71-67)

Sambasiva Rao tendered his resignation

Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao tendered his resignation


 
03.04.2014 09:45:43 – Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao on Thursday tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh.
(live-PR.com) – Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao on Thursday tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh. “I cannot continue to be a member of the council of ministers against my conscience knowing that the Government has caused irreparable damage to the state of Andhra Pradesh,” Rao told Prime Minister in his resignation letter.
Rao, 63,

represents Eluru constituency of Andhra Pradesh in the Lok Sabha.
Elected to the lower house for the first time in 1984, he is serving his fifth term.
He has served in the state Congress and has been on several parliamentary panels in the past including the crucial public accounts committee.
Rao was upset over the division of Andhra Pradesh for the creation of a separate state of Telangana.
With information of bigwigs on the polls. Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday filed her nomination papers from the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat.
Gandhi, 67, who will be seeking re-election from the seat, was accompanied by party’s Vice President and her son, Rahul Gandhi while presenting her papers before the Returning Officer.
While SP has decided not to field anyone against her and Rahul, BJP has fielded Supreme Court lawyer Ajay Aggarwal.
The AAP is yet to announce a candidate. “The people of Rae Bareli have adopted me with immense affection and I hope they will make me victorious again in the election,” she told reporters in a brief interaction after filing her nomination.
Arriving from Delhi in the morning, Sonia Gandhi was given a rapturous welcome from the Fursatganj airport to the district collectorate office.
With Rahul at the steering wheel, Gandhi was welcomed with showering of rose petals all the way. Before she filed the nomination, a havan was performed at the local Congress office in which Sonia and Rahul participated.
Old family loyalist Satish Sharma along with her lawyer was also present at the time of filing of nominations. The constituency has been a Nehru-Gandhi family bastion since the 1960s.
Indira Gandhi won it for the first time in 1967, taking over after the death of her husband Feroz, who was also an MP from here.
Gandhi is a three time MP from Rae Bareli, including once elected in a by-election in 2006, after she resigned over office of profit issue. In 2004 elections she shifted to Rae Bareli from Amethi, leaving it to her son Rahul Gandhi. In 1999, she won from Amethi and had also defeated BJP’s Shushma Swaraj from the Bellary Lok Sabha constituency.

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Sambasiva Rao tendered his resignation

Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao tendered his resignation


 
03.04.2014 09:45:43 – Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao on Thursday tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh.
(live-PR.com) – Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao on Thursday tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh. “I cannot continue to be a member of the council of ministers against my conscience knowing that the Government has caused irreparable damage to the state of Andhra Pradesh,” Rao told Prime Minister in his resignation letter.
Rao, 63,

represents Eluru constituency of Andhra Pradesh in the Lok Sabha.
Elected to the lower house for the first time in 1984, he is serving his fifth term.
He has served in the state Congress and has been on several parliamentary panels in the past including the crucial public accounts committee.
Rao was upset over the division of Andhra Pradesh for the creation of a separate state of Telangana.
With information of bigwigs on the polls. Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday filed her nomination papers from the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat.
Gandhi, 67, who will be seeking re-election from the seat, was accompanied by party’s Vice President and her son, Rahul Gandhi while presenting her papers before the Returning Officer.
While SP has decided not to field anyone against her and Rahul, BJP has fielded Supreme Court lawyer Ajay Aggarwal.
The AAP is yet to announce a candidate. “The people of Rae Bareli have adopted me with immense affection and I hope they will make me victorious again in the election,” she told reporters in a brief interaction after filing her nomination.
Arriving from Delhi in the morning, Sonia Gandhi was given a rapturous welcome from the Fursatganj airport to the district collectorate office.
With Rahul at the steering wheel, Gandhi was welcomed with showering of rose petals all the way. Before she filed the nomination, a havan was performed at the local Congress office in which Sonia and Rahul participated.
Old family loyalist Satish Sharma along with her lawyer was also present at the time of filing of nominations. The constituency has been a Nehru-Gandhi family bastion since the 1960s.
Indira Gandhi won it for the first time in 1967, taking over after the death of her husband Feroz, who was also an MP from here.
Gandhi is a three time MP from Rae Bareli, including once elected in a by-election in 2006, after she resigned over office of profit issue. In 2004 elections she shifted to Rae Bareli from Amethi, leaving it to her son Rahul Gandhi. In 1999, she won from Amethi and had also defeated BJP’s Shushma Swaraj from the Bellary Lok Sabha constituency.

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High intensity quake at Chile



02.04.2014 05:06:49 – Late hours of the 1st April Hit high intensity quake near coast of Tarapaca Chile.
(live-PR.com) – There is no information of the damages to the life Of human being or loss to the property in the affected area.
As per the reports of US Geological services the Chile,Peru and Bolvia is affected but the pure linearly reports did not brought any sfurther details.Movements of tech tonic plates with respect to two movements of earth

and it’s change of seasons bring this movement into action and the major and many I or plates do gets it’s seismic effect thus cultivating newness to stratosphere.
Life in this planet is in dynamic term and the movement of the techtonic plates do help in such affect.
Each day, each hours, each moment needs to different from its previous moments so the movement of earth in various ways with two rotation and thus bring in winds and evaporation with respect to its movement gets the life system work in its totality.
Those who study global environment do find the study of movement of tech tonic plates very useful in identifying
Change in climate.

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WW II bomb explodes in Bangkok, kills 7



03.04.2014 09:58:26 – WW II bomb explodes in Bangkok, kills 7
(live-PR.com) – Bangkok in order to open bomb met with an accidental blast thus killing them on the spot.The Workers at the shop tried to cut the 227-kg bomb open believing that it has been defused when the blast ripped them off. “The workers at the warehouse thought the bomb was no longer active so they used a metal cutter to cut into


it causing the explosion,” police official Virasak Foythong said.
Five of the workers died on the spot while several others were admitted to hospital. The blast brought down the building housing the scrap shop and damaged dozen of homes within a 500-metre radius.
Body parts were found as far as 200 metres from the scene. Police said the explosion created a crater four metres wide and three metres deep.
The bomb may have come in with the soil used to fill the site before construction began. The allies conducted bombing raids on the Thai capital in retaliation for the kingdom joining the Japanese war effort in Southeast Asia.

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PSU Awards 2013 honors the best PSUs for their contribution to the Indian economy

PSU Awards 2013 honors the best PSUs for their contribution to the Indian economy


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April 3 2014, New Delhi: Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ), India’s No.1 investment magazine, yesterday evening organized the PSU Awards 2013, to honor the Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) for their commendable performance. DSIJ has always had great regard for Indian PSUs and recognized their contribution to the Indian economy.
The DSIJ Group conferred 18 awards in various categories. Shri T K A Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister, India, was the Chief Guest and Guest of Honors was Dr. Pritam Singh, Director General International Management Institute, New Delhi. The event was streamed live at http://www.dsij.in/psu/awards.aspx .
The 5th. DSIJ PSU AWARDS 2013  demonstrates the continuing faith of the Dalal Street Investment Journal in the Indian PSUs. This year witnessed some of the biggest names  in the PSU sector attending the event –
  1. Mr. CS  VERMA, CMD, SAIL
  2. Mr. B P RAO, CMD, BHEL
  3. Mr. M K GOEL, CMD, PFC
  4. Mr. RAJEEV SHARMA, CMD, REC
  5. Mr. R K TYAGI, CMD, HAL
  6. Mr.A K GUPTA, CMD, CONCOR
  7. Mr. G SHRINIVASAN, CMD, NEW INDIA ASSURANCE
  8. Mr. MILIND A KHARAT, CMD, United India Insurance
  9. Mr. D K GARG, GM North, Bank of Baroda
  10. Dr. ASHWINI KUMAR SHARMA, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology

Reflecting on the occasion, Shri TKA Nair, Adviser to the Prime Minister, said, “The contribution of PSU’s in the development of the country and economy has been commendable, particularly in the light of a tough economic environment, red tape and stiff competition. I do not subscribe to the view that Indian PSU’s are at an advantage because of favorable govt. policies. Infact, as per a global study, Indian CEO’s spend the most time in ‘managing the environment’, and more so the CEO’s of PSU’s. Despite these challenges, what I want to highlight is, more than the physical resources, it is the quality of leadership at these public undertakings that has made all the difference. Therefore the single biggest goal before us, is to manage the human resources, nurture and motivate them. A good team is the single biggest criteria to evaluate the prospects of an enterprise. Therefore a robust HR framework that identifies retains and rewards such talent needs to be devised, if we were to maintain our competitive edge in the future. I would also like to see a higher representation of women in PSU’s across roles.

Mr. Sanjay Padode, Managing Director of DSIJ Pvt. Ltd. said, ‘Dalal Street Investment Journal, which has democratized wealth creation for more than 27 years has always recognized the contribution of Indian Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) in building a robust society and economy for our nation. This recognition has manifested itself in the form of the most coveted “DSIJ PSU AWARDS” since 2009. These companies have been the pillars of the economy providing business opportunities for establishing the Indian Private sector whilst delivering on their social objectives of seeding development and prosperity in the country.
* Winners of the 5th DSIJ PSU Awards 2013 are:
Best Value Creating Maharatnas Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited D K Sarraf CMD
NTPC Limited Manash Sarkar ED CC&CA and ED To CMD
Most Efficient Maharatna Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited B P Rao CMD
Highest Asset Creating Maharatna SAIL CS Verma Chairman
CAG Pick of the Year OIL India S Rath Director Operations
Best Value Creating Navratnas Power Finance Corporation Limited M K Goyal CMD
REC Rajeev Sharma CMD
Most Efficient Navaratna Hindusthan Aeronautics limited R K Tyagi CMD
NMDC Limited C S Verma CMD
Fastest Growing Navratna Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
Best Value Creating Miniratnas NHPC Limited A B L Shrivastava Director Finance
ONGC Videsh Limited D K Sarraf Chairman
Most Efficient Miniratna Container Corporation of India Limited A K Gupta CMD
Fastest Growing Miniratna Ennore Port Ltd M A Bhaskarachar CMD
Best PSU Bank Bank of Baroda D K Garg GM North Zone
 
Highest 3N General Insurance Company New India Assurance G Shrinivasan CMD
Consistent All Round Performer United India Insurance M A Kharat CMD
Most Efficient Growth Enabler Award NIELIT Dr Ashwini Kumar CEO & MD


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International news dose

More than 1 million Syrians flee to Lebanon – UN


The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war has surpassed 1 million, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. Refugees from Syria, half of them children, now equal a quarter of Lebanon’s resident population, AFP reported, citing a UNHCR statement. The UN agency described the figure as “a devastating milestone worsened by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point.” Most of the refugees live in poverty and depend on aid for survival.


Suicide bombers kill 15 in Nigeria oil facility attack


Suspected Islamist suicide bombers, believed to be from militant group Boko Haram, killed 15 civilians in a failed attack on a state oil company facility in northeast Nigeria, Reuters said. Seventeen civilians and five soldiers were also wounded by the blasts on Tuesday when soldiers at a checkpoint opened fire on explosives-packed vehicles, Defense Ministry spokesman Chris Olukolade said. Four bombers died as they were driving towards the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation facility at Mule.



Former Pakistan president unharmed after major blast


The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, escaped injury after a massive explosion hit the Faizabad flyover in the North West of Pakistan. The 70-year-old was traveling in a convoy early in the morning, when 6kg of explosives shook the intersection, which is the most modern in the country and helps to alleviate traffic between the capital, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi. The former general was being taken from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology to his farmhouse 25km away. The bomb was planted in a near-by pipeline near a sidewalk though no casualties have been reported.


​6.4 aftershock hits northern Chile day after 8.2 quake


A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred just before 21:00 local time on Wednesday off the north coast of Chile, 47 km (29 miles) west of Iquique, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Chilean government officials say there is no threat of tsunami. This comes one day after an 8.2 magnitude quake hit 95 km (59 miles) northwest of the same area, around Iquique. After Tuesday’s quake, tsunami warnings spurred the evacuation of 900,000 people and 11 hospitals along the coastline, government officials said. At least six people died following the quake, Chile’s Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said. Many of the victims died from heart attacks or falling debris.

 

 

Moscow slams US for extraditing Russian citizen from Costa Rica


Russia has slammed the US for initiating the extradition of a Russian citizen from Costa Rica, said the Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov. The Foreign Ministry stressed that the extradition was carried out with serious procedural deviations and in violation of generally accepted international rules. “The Russian Embassy in Costa Rica has not been officially notified of the decision by the authorities of this country to extradite the Russian citizen and deport him to a third country. He was denied the right to meet a lawyer, representatives of the Russian Embassy and relatives,” said Dolgov. Maksim Chuharev has been accused by the US of money laundering and was deported from Costa Rica to the US last Thursday.


 

5.8-magnitude earthquake hits off Panama coast – USGS


An earthquake measured at 5.8 magnitude has hit south of David, a city in western Panama, reports the US Geological Survey. The service said the quake was about 64 km away from the city, that is home to some 125,000 people, at a depth of 10 km. Panama’s head of emergency services, Arturo Alvarado, said there were no reports of damage or injuries but that schools and homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution. The quake comes a day after Chile was rattled by a massive 8.2 quake that set off a 2-meter tsunami wave and led to deaths of 6 people.


 

Libya rebels to reopen Zueitina oil port when deal done with govt


Rebels in eastern Libya will reopen the seized Zueitina oil port once they have reached a final deal with the government, a rebel official said on Wednesday. “Zueitina could open within two days,” Essam al-Jahani, a member of the rebels’ leadership team, told Reuters. He referred to the smallest of the three ports held by the rebels since summer. Talks with the government were ongoing, he said, citing the rebels’ demands to move state institutions such as the central bank to Benghazi, and the possibility of a vote over a federalist system.

 

UK summons Spanish envoy over Gibraltar ‘provocative incursion’


The UK summoned Spanish Ambassador Federico Trillo on Wednesday to condemn “a provocative incursion” by Spanish boats into Gibraltar’s territorial waters, Reuters reported. A Spanish state research vessel tried to carry out survey activity in Gibraltar’s waters on April 1, said Britain’s Europe minister, David Lidington. The vessel was accompanied by a Guardia Civil police boat which made dangerous maneuvers, the minister said. London will continue to take “whatever action we consider necessary to uphold British sovereignty and the interests of Gibraltar, its people, its security and economy,” Lidington said.

 

Moscow to continue using legal ways to return Russian pilot Yaroshenko – ministry


Moscow is demanding again that the US stop the outrageous situation surrounding Konstantin Yaroshenko, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The Russian pilot is serving time in the US prison, Fort Dix, after he was detained in Liberia four years ago on allegations of preparing the transportation of a large batch of cocaine. Russia will continue using all legal mechanisms to achieve the return of its citizen “who has fallen a victim to outrage,” the ministry said. Yaroshenko earlier sent a letter to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in which he described his health problems.

 

NATO to stop cooperation with Russia on Afghan helicopters, anti-drug training


NATO plans to suspend cooperation with Russia on the maintenance of Afghan helicopters and training anti-drug officials in Afghanistan and Pakistan, RIA Novosti quoted a source in the alliance as saying. Current trainees will be allowed to complete the training program before the project is scrapped, the source said. Head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov said that Russia would be able to train Afghan drug policemen without NATO, ITAR-TASS reported Wednesday. The alliance’s secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, earlier said the bloc hoped to continue working with Russia in Afghanistan and training anti-drug officials in that country and Pakistan.

 

Suicide bomb kills 6 in Iraq


A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to an army recruitment center in northern Iraq and killed six army recruits on Wednesday, AFP said. Fourteen others were wounded, officials said. The attack in Riyadh, a mostly-Sunni town in the ethnically mixed Kirkuk province, came on the second day of campaigning for the April-30 parliamentary polls, Iraq’s first since March 2010. Violence is now at its highest since 2008.

 

Germany sends frigate on mission to destroy Syrian chemical weapons


The German government said on Wednesday it would send a frigate to take part in an international mission in the Mediterranean Sea to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. Up to 300 German soldiers will take part in the deployment to help protect the US vessel, MV Cape Ray, AFP reported. The weapons will be broken down aboard that vessel at sea using hydrolysis.

 

7 killed, 19 injured in Thailand WWII bomb blast


At least seven people died and 19 others were injured on Wednesday when a World War II bomb exploded at a scrap metal warehouse in Bangkok, AFP said. Workers reportedly tried to cut the 225-kilogram shell open, officials said. It was found at a construction site by builders who then sold it to a suburban scrap metal merchant, believing the bomb had been defused.

 

Egypt police brigadier-general killed in Cairo blasts


An Egyptian police brigadier-general was killed as two blasts hit outside Cairo University on Wednesday, state television said. Four police officers were wounded in an attack on a police vehicle, Reuters reported, citing security officials.

 

Suicide bomber, gunmen attack army HQ in south Yemen


A suicide bomber tried to storm the main gate of the Yemeni army’s southern command headquarters in the port city of Aden on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Militants in a separate vehicle also attacked the compound from another side in the al-Tawahi area of Aden, using rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons, according to witnesses. At least three soldiers and one of the attackers were killed in the incident, local media reports said.

 

No side gains if Russia-NATO cooperation suspended – Moscow


Neither Russia nor NATO states would gain if Russia-NATO joint activity to combat present-day threats to international security were suspended, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said on Wednesday. The language of the statement of the NATO Council at the level of the foreign ministers “reminds us of verbal sparring of the Cold War times,” ITAR-TASS quoted him as saying. The decision itself to suspend cooperation with Russia both in military and civilian areas “brings us six years back, when Brussels ‘froze’ the work of the Russia-NATO Council,” he said. However, NATO later initiated a return to cooperation with Russia, Lukashevich said.

 

Malaysia focusing investigation on crew, pilots of missing plane


Malaysia is focusing its criminal investigation on the cabin crew and pilots of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Reuters said. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said all 227 passengers had been cleared of possible involvement in hijacking, sabotage or having personal problems that could have been connected to the flight’s disappearance on March 8. The authorities have still not ruled out mechanical problems as causing the disappearance. However, they say evidence suggests the plane was deliberately diverted from its scheduled route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

 

Iran rejects Yemen accusations of meddling


Tehran on Wednesday rejected Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi’s accusations it was stoking unrest in his country. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said the accusations are “without foundation,” ISNA said. She added that meddling by “certain countries in the region… contrary to the interests and security” of Yemen were continuing, apparently referring to Saudi Arabia, AFP said. Afkham urged Sanaa to arrest and punish those responsible for Iranian diplomat Ali Asghar Assadi’s murder in the capital last January, and to secure the release of colleague Ahmad Nikbakht kidnapped in July 2013 by suspected Al-Qaeda militants.

 

Thai Constitutional Court to hear new case against PM Shinawatra


Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is facing another legal challenge after the Constitutional Court announced it will hear a case on her alleged misconduct for transferring a key government official, AP reported. The court said Wednesday it had accepted a petition from anti-government senators that Yingluck violated the charter by unjustly removing the head of the National Security Council, an opposition supporter, in 2011. If Yingluck is found guilty she will be removed from office.

Analysis of Criminal Background-Phase 4: Lok Sabha Elections 2014

3 04 2014

 

Posted on April 3, 2014

Phase 4: Lok Sabha Elections 2014

Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Candidates


National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 74 candidates who arecontesting in the Phase 4 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections.
You can find the following reports in English, attached with the mail:
  • Analysis of Criminal, Financial and Other Background Details of Candidates Contesting in Phase 4 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections
  • Consolidated Analysis of Criminal, Financial and Other Background Details of Candidates Contesting from Phase 1 to Phase 4 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections
​For full list of candidates with criminal cases from Phase 1 to Phase 4 Click Here
Phase 4
S.No.
State
No. of Candidates contesting
Constituencies
No. of Candidates with Criminal Cases
% of Candidates with Criminal Cases
No. of Crorepati Candidates
% of Crorepati Candidates
Date of Poll
1
Assam
37
3
3
8%
6
16%
12th April, 2014
2
Tripura
12
1
0
0%
3
25%
3
Goa
19
2
6
32%
7
37%
4
Sikkim
6
1
0
0%
4
67%
Total
74
7
9
12%
20
27%

​​Criminal Background

  • Candidates with Criminal Cases:Out of the 74 candidates, 9 candidates (12%) have declared criminal cases against themselves
  • Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:Out of these 9 candidates, 5 candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons, criminal intimidation etc​.
  • Candidates with multiple serious IPC counts: 4 candidates have declared multiple serious IPC counts. Dayanand G. Narvekar an Independent candidates from North Goa Constituency has declared 4 serious IPC counts followed by Govind Gaude an Independent candidate from South Goa constituency with 3 serious IPC counts, Churchill Alemao of AITC from South Goa constituency with 3 serious IPC counts and Lalit Mohon Suklabaidya of INC Karimganj constituency with 2 serious IPC counts.  
  • ​​ State-wise break up of candidates with declared criminal cases:
State
Total number of Candidates analyzed
Candidates with declared criminal cases
% of candidates with declared criminal cases
candidates with serious declared criminal cases
% of candidates with serious declared criminal cases
Assam
37
3
8%
2
5%
Goa
19
6
32%
3
16%
Others
18
0
0%
0
0%
Total
74
9
12%
5
7%
  • Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases:2 (29%)out of 7 candidates from INC, 1 (25%) out of 4 candidates from AITC, both candidates from CPI, the candidate fielded by Goemcarancho Otrec Astro from Goa and 3 (12%) out of 25 Independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 1 (14%)out of 7 candidates from INC, 1(25%) out of 4 candidates from AITC and 3 (12%) out of 25 Independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits​.
  • Red Alert Constituencies*: 1 constituency, South Goa constituency has 4 candidates with declared criminal cases.​

Financial Background

  • Crorepati Candidates:Out of the 74 candidates analysed, 20 (27%) are crorepatis.
  • Party-wise Crorepati Candidates:6 (86%) out of 7 candidates in INC, 3 (43%) out of 7 candidates in BJP, both candidates from AGP, 1 (50%) out of 2 candidates from CPI(M) and 2 (8%) out of 25 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore. 
  • State-wise Crorepati Candidates: ​​
  • Average Assets:The average assets per candidate contesting in the 4th phase of Lok Sabha 2014 elections is Rs.2.12 Crores.
  • Party-wise Average Assets:Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 7 INC candidates is Rs 4.01 crores, 7 BJP candidates have average assets of Rs.1.67 crores, 6 AAP candidates have average assets worth of Rs. 34.20 lakhs and 4 AITC candidates have average assets of Rs. 4.51 crores.
  • Party-wise Asset Rank: ​​ ​​5 (71%) out of ​​7 INC candidates occupy the top three assets positions amongst all the contesting candidates in their respective constituencies. Similarly, ​​3 (43%) out of​​ ​​ 7 BJP candidates and ​​ ​​both the candidates from AGP candidates occupy the top three asset positions in their constituency.
  • High Asset Candidates: ​​5 candidates have declared ​​more than ​​Rs.8 crores worth of assets. The top three candidates with highest assets are given below. Total Assets includes income of self, spouse and dependents.
S.No.
Name
State
Constituency
Party Name
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
Adv. Jawahar Leonardo Dias
Goa
South Goa
Goemcarancho Otrec Astro
56,42,23,740
 56 Crore+
Y
2
Dayanand G. Narvekar
Goa
North Goa
IND
18,43,06,689
 18 Crore+
Y
3
Churchill Alemao
Goa
South Goa
AITC
14,98,68,252
 14 Crore+
Y
  • Low Asset Candidates: A total of 7 candidates have declared assets less than Rs. 1 Lakh. The three candidates with lowest assets are as follows:
S.No.
Name
State
Constituency
Party Name
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
Falguni Tripura
Tripura
Tripura East
CPI(ML)L
3,500
 3 Thou+
N
2
Subarnamala Deb Barma
Tripura
Tripura East
Amra Bangalee
7,485
 7 Thou+
N
3
Sukamal Das
Assam
Silchar
IND
25,000
 25 Thou+
N
  • ​​ Candidates who have not given value for Immovable Assets: 8 candidates have not given value for atleast one immovable asset declared in their affidavits​.
  • Candidates who have outstanding dues with Government Departments:3 candidates have declared that they have pending dues to government departments​.
  • ​​Candidates with High Liabilities:A total of 5 candidates have declared liabilities of more than Rs. 50 lakhs. Out of these 5 candidates, 3 have declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore and above.
  • ​​Candidates with High Income*: 4 candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs. 40 lakhs. The top three candidates with highest declared annual income are given below
    Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents
​​ S.No. Name
Party Name
Constituency
Total Assets
The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate
Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent)
Self income shown by candidate in ITR
1
Dayanand G. Narvekar
IND
North Goa
18,43,06,689
18 Crore+
2012-2013
74,88,400
74 Lacs+
37,44,200
37 Lacs+
2
Churchill Alemao
AITC
South Goa
14,98,68,252
14 Crore+
2013-2014
62,28,114
62 Lacs+
33,06,820
33 Lacs+
3
Joy Ram Engleng
BJP
Autonomous District
2,20,32,158
2 Crore+
2013-2014
43,34,890
43 Lacs+
43,34,890
43 Lacs+
  • Candidates who have not declared Income Tax Details*:41 (55%) candidates out of 74 analyzed have not declared income tax details.* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns

  • Candidates with High Assets who have not declared Income Tax Details: 5 candidates with assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore, have not declared Income Tax Details.

​  

Other Background details (Education, Gender, Age):

​​ 

Consolidated Executive Summary

Phase 1 to 4
​National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1566 candidates out of 1594 candidates who are contesting in Phase 1 to Phase 4 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unavailability of the affidavits on the ECI website at the making of this report. The following is a consolidated summary of the same. ​​

Phase
No. of contesting candidates
No. of Candidates analysed
No. of Constituencies
No. of Candidates with Criminal Cases
% of Candidates with Criminal Cases
No. of Crorepati Candidates
% of Crorepati Candidates
Average Assets
Date of Poll (2014)
1
64
64
6
6
9%
16
25%
Rs.5.75 crores
7th April
2
37
37
7
1
3%
23
62%
Rs.9.12 crores
9th April
3
1419
1391
91
262
19%
397
29%
Rs.3.05 crores
10th April
4
74
74
7
9
12%
20
27%
Rs.2.12 crores
12th April
​​Total 1594
1566
111
278
18%
456
29%
Rs. 3.26  crores

Criminal Background

  • Candidates with Criminal Cases:Out of the 1566 candidates analysed, 278 candidates (18%) has declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:155 (10%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, rape, robbery etc.
  • Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases:23 (25%) of 92 candidates fielded by INC, 38 (39%) out of 97 candidates from BJP, 15 (16%) out of 92 fielded by AAP and 16 (18%) out of 89 BSP candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 14 (15%) out of 92 candidates fielded by INC, 22 (23%) out of 97 candidates from BJP, 10 (11%) out of 92 fielded by AAP and 9 (10%) out of 89 BSP candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.​
​​

  • State-wise break up of candidates with declared criminal cases:
State
Total number of Candidates analyzed
Candidates with declared criminal cases
% of candidates with declared criminal cases
candidates with serious declared criminal cases
% of candidates with serious declared criminal cases
Kerala
256
74
29%
31
12%
Haryana
229
15
7%
10
4%
Maharashtra
200
36
18%
19
10%
National Capital Territory Of Delhi
150
23
15%
13
9%
Uttar Pradesh
146
33
23%
26
18%
Madhya Pradesh
110
17
16%
9
8%
Orissa
97
19
20%
13
13%
Assam
88
6
7%
4
5%
Bihar
80
21
26%
12
15%
Jharkhand
60
14
23%
8
13%
Tripura
25
3
12%
1
4%
Goa
19
6
32%
3
16%
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
15
3
20%
2
13%
Chandigarh
15
2
13%
1
7%
Arunachal Pradesh
11
1
9%
0%
Chhattisgarh
8
2
25%
1
13%
Lakshadweep
6
3
50%
2
33%
Others
51
0
0%
0
0%
Total
1566
278
18%
155
10%
  • Red Alert Constituencies*:​​ 51 constituencies have at least 3 candidates with declared criminal cases.  

Financial Background

  • Crorepati Candidates:Out of the 1566 candidates analysed, 456 (29%) are crorepatis.
  • Party-wise Crorepati Candidates:75 (82%) out of 92 candidates in INC, 62 (64%) out of 97 candidates in BJP, 40 (44%) out of 92 candidates in AAP and 34 (38%) out of 89 candidates in BSP have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore. 

 

  • State-wise Crorepati Candidates:
State Name
Total Candidates
Crorepati Candidates
Percentage of Crorepati Candidates
Haryana
229
92
40%
Uttar Pradesh
146
65
45%
National Capital Territory Of Delhi
150
49
33%
Maharashtra
200
46
23%
Kerala
256
46
18%
Orissa
97
26
27%
Bihar
80
25
31%
Madhya Pradesh
110
22
20%
Assam
88
19
22%
Jharkhand
60
10
17%
Meghalaya
10
8
80%
Goa
19
7
37%
Arunachal Pradesh
11
6
55%
Tripura
25
6
24%
Chandigarh
15
5
33%
Sikkim
6
4
67%
Manipur
10
4
40%
Jammu & Kashmir
19
4
21%
Chhattisgarh
8
3
38%
Mizoram
3
3
100%
Nagaland
3
2
67%
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
15
2
13%
Lakshadweep
6
2
33%
Total
1566
456
29 %
  • Average Assets:The average assets per candidate contesting from Phase 1 to 4 of Lok Sabha 2014 elections is Rs.3.26 Crores.
  • Party-wise Average Assets:Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 92 INC candidates is Rs 15.40 crores, 97 BJP candidates have average assets of Rs.5.51 crores, 92 AAP candidates have average assets worth of Rs. 2.63 crores and 89 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs. 8.27 crores.
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IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)
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National Election Watch, Association for Democratic
Reforms
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IIM Bangalore
Founder Member,
National Election Watch,
Association for Democratic Reforms
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