Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kautilyan Approach Useful in Multi-Polar World: Shivshankar Menon | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Kautilyan Approach Useful in Multi-Polar World: Shivshankar Menon | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

 
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K Prabagaran claims maiden title with playoff win against Om Prakash Chouhan

Coimbatore, April 5, 2014: Sri Lankan K Prabagaran claimed his maiden professional title with a playoff win against Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow at the PGTI Players Championship at Coimbatore Golf Club. Prabagaran sealed it with a par on the second playoff hole even as Chouhan missed an eight feet par putt. Both Prabagaran and Chouhan had earlier ended the regulations 72 holes with matching scores of nine-under-279.
  
K Prabagaran (70-70-71-68), who was in tied sixth after round three, fired his best score of the week on Saturday. His four-under-68 featured five birdies and a lone bogey. Prabagaran was off to a good start as he sank birdie putts from 18 feet and eight feet on the second and third holes respectively. The 33-year-old from Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka then produced a splendid chip from 50 yards on the ninth that left him a tap-in for birdie. Prabagaran became the outright leader after converting seven-footers for birdies on the 10th and 15th. However, he fell back into the joint lead after a bogey on the 17th.

Om Prakash Chouhan (68-68-74-69) had four birdies and a bogey in his final round of 69. Chouhan, a two-time winner on the PGTI, missed an eight-feet birdie putt for victory on the 18th. The two players then headed into their first ever playoff.

The first playoff hole was all square as Chouhan recovered from the bunker for a par while Prabagaran also made par with an up and down from 60 yards. Prabagaran bagged the title after rolling in a one-foot par putt on the second playoff hole even as Chouhan couldn’t salvage a par from the bunker. Prabagaran has now moved up from seventh to third in the 2014 Rolex Rankings.

Prabagaran said, “I’m really thrilled to win my first title. I was very consistent through the week. My chipping was excellent today. I was a little nervous after taking the sole lead on the 15th. However, I didn’t really feel the pressure during the playoff. I have done well on this course in the past having won the All India Championship here in 2007. I was therefore, familiar with the course conditions and the layout and that gave me an edge. I received a lot of support today especially from my fellow Sri Lankan professionals Mithun Perera and N Thangaraja. I would like to thank my home course Nuwara Eliya Golf Club in Sri Lanka for supporting me all these years. I would also like to thank the Coimbatore Golf Club for having sponsored me while I was an amateur.”

Delhi’s Rashid Khan (69-71-73-67) and Mukesh Kumar (69-71-71-69) of Mhow were tied third at eight-under-280. While Mukesh was in the lead for a brief period on the final day, Rashid was also in the joint lead at one stage. Rashid’s 67 was the best score of round four.

Third round leader Amardip Sinh Malik (70-68-69-74) of Noida slipped to tied fifth after a 74 on Saturday. Kolkata’s Feroz Ali Mollah (72-66-71-72) joined Malik in tied fifth place at seven-under-281.

Leading Scores:
279 – K Prabagaran (70-70-71-68), Om Prakash Chouhan (68-68-74-69)
280 – Rashid Khan (69-71-73-67), Mukesh Kumar (69-71-71-69)
281 – Feroz Ali Mollah (72-66-71-72), Amardip Sinh Malik (70-68-69-74)



 

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देश, धर्म और संस्कृति की रक्षार्थ मतदान अवश्य करें: विहिप
मतदाताओं की सहायतार्थ जुटेंगे विहिप और बजरंग दल कार्यकर्ता
नई दिल्ली अप्रैल 9, 2014। सोलहवीं लोक सभा के लिए राष्ट्रवादी मतदाताओं के शत-प्रतिशत मतदान को सुनिश्चित करने हेतु विश्व हिन्दू परिषद व बजरंग दल ने कमर कस ली है। विहिप दिल्ली के महा मंत्री श्री राम कृष्ण श्रीवास्तव ने आज एक बैठक के बाद कहा कि प्रत्येक राष्ट्र भक्त को न सिर्फ़ स्वयं को बल्कि अपने सभी मित्रों, परिजनों व परिचितों के साथ अनिवार्य मतदान कर इस परम पावन राष्ट्रीय यज्ञ में अपनी आहुति सुनिश्चित करनी चाहिए। दिल्ली के मतदाताओं से उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि ईवीएम की बटन दबाने से पूर्व यह अवश्य तय करलें कि जिस पार्टी या प्रत्याशी को वोट दे रहे हैं वह हमारे चहु-मुखी विकास के साथ देश, धर्म व संस्कृति की रक्षा भी कर पाएगा कि नहीं।
बैठक की विस्तृत जानकारी देते हुए विहिप दिल्ली के मीडिया प्रमुख श्री विनोद बंसल ने बताया कि प्रान्त अध्यक्ष श्री स्वदेशपाल गुप्ता की अध्यक्षता में हुई इस बैठक में राजधानी के मतदाताओं से यह अपील की गई कि वे इस बात की पहचान करें कि विकास की अन्य भौतिक बातों के अलावा आखिर कौनसा दल हमारी निम्न आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करने में सक्षम है:
1                    नारी की सुरक्षा, बुजुर्गों की रक्षा और बच्चों का समुचित विकास;
2                    नग्नता, अश्लीलता, अभद्रता, विवाहेत्तर संबन्ध व समलैंगिकता पर अंकुश;
3                    देश की धुरी गऊ, गंगा, योग, आयुर्वेद, अध्यात्म, हिन्दी, संस्कृत, संस्कृति, स्वदेशी व वेदों का प्रसार तथा संवर्धन;
4                    सरकारी सम्पत्ति, पुरातन धर्म स्थलों व ऐतिहासिक स्मारकों के साथ राम सेतु जैसी सांस्कृतिक धरोहरों की रक्षा;
5                    धर्मांतरण व गऊ हत्या पर पूर्ण प्रतिबन्ध;
6                    श्री राम जन्म भूमि पर भव्य मन्दिर का निर्माण, कश्मीरी पंडितों की घर वापसी, पाकिस्तान व बांग्लादेश पीडित हिन्दुओं का भारत में पुनर्वास;
7                    देशद्रोहियों, आतंकियों व घुसपैठियों पर बज्रपात कर भारत को विश्व शक्ति के रूप में पुन:स्थापित करने में सक्षम व समर्थ नेतृत्व प्रदान कर सके।
बैठक में यह भी तय किया गया कि शत-प्रतिशत मतदान के लिए मतदाताओं के जागरण व उनकी सहायतार्थ विहिप व बजरंग दल के कार्यकर्ता जुटेंगे उन्हें हर प्रकार की सहायता करेंगे।
बैठक में विहिप दिल्ली के उपाध्यक्ष श्री महावीर प्रसादश्री गुरदीन प्रसाद रुस्तगी, मंत्री श्री राम पाल सिंह, हिन्दू हेल्प लाइन के श्री दीपक कुमारबजरंग दल के प्रान्त संयोजक श्री शिव कुमारमातृ शक्ति की प्रान्त संयोजिका श्रीमती सिम्मी आहूजादुर्गा वाहिनी की प्रान्त संयोजिका श्रीमती संजना चौधरीसहित राजधानी के अनेक धार्मिकसामाजिक व सांस्कृतिक संगठनों के प्रतिनिधियों ने भाग लिया।
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AAP is filing a writ petition with the Nagpur HC today

A writ petition with the Nagpur HC will be filed today to either demand the installation of VVPAT system in Gondhia-Bandhara LS constituency OR postpone the election date. Our candidate from Gondia-Bhandara, Prashant Mishra, in whose constituency volunteers identified several manipulated machines, will seek time from the HC to hear the case today itself considering the extreme gravity of the situation.

The Loksabha election 2014 is riddled with instances of malpractice and violation of the code of conduct. AAP, true to its stand against corruption at all places, has filed complaints with the concerned election authorities asking for appropriate action. To quote examples from Maharashtra:

  1. Complaint to EC re Mr. SharadPawar encouraging voters to vote twice 
  2. Complaint to EC against Mr. Munde for bogus voting in last election
  3.  Complaint to Nanded RO by Mr. Granthi’s team re. a billboard put up in Nanded offering 1,00,000 loan to every woman by Congress Party
  4. Complaint to Bandra RO by Mr. Gandhi’s Team regarding laminated voter slips with candidate info:
  5. Nandurbar candidate, Mr. Valvi, raised an objection against an opposition candidate holding an ‘office of profit’ in government organisation at thetime of his scrutiny. The opposition has been given time until tomorrow to explain.

And of course the Complaint to the Bhandara RO by Mr. Prashant Mishra against EVM tampering.



 

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Inaugural issue of US$ 1 billion dual-tranche USD unsecured bonds by Oil India Limited
New Delhi, 9th April’14: Oil India Limited (OIL) announced that it has made an inaugural US$ 1 billion dual-tranche USD unsecured bond issue in the international capital markets. The RegS Bonds were issued in two tranches of US$500 million each 5-year and 10-year tenor. The Bonds are rated Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB- by Fitch.
The Bond issue was oversubscribed by 9.2 times approximately which is one of the largest order book for a USD issuance out of India. This was the debut foreign currency bond issuance by OIL and is the largest ever issuance from an Indian Quasi-sovereign corporate. It is also the largest ever Reg S issuance by any Indian company.
OIL conducted an extensive series of investor meetings across UK (London) and Asia (Hong Kong & Singapore) beginning from 3 April 2014. The deal road show was highly successful with over 60 high quality investor meetings. Over 600 investors participated in the landmark two tranche Bond issue.
The 10-year Bonds were priced at T+272.5 bps bearing a fixed coupon of 5.375% per annum and the 5-year Bonds were priced at T+222.5 bps bearing a fixed coupon of 3.875% per annum. OIL intends to use the Bond proceeds to refinance its bridge loan availed for the recently concluded acquisition of stake in Rovuma block in Mozambique.
In terms of geographic distribution, 67% of the Bonds were distributed in Asia, 31% in Europe and 2% in off shore US accounts. In terms of Investor accounts, about 74% of the Bonds were distributed to fund managers, 11% private banks, 10% to banks and 5% to insurance and corporates.
Mr. S K Srivastava, Chairman and Managing Director of OIL said, “We are pleased with the strong interest shown by top investors in OIL’s debut bond issue. The transaction was very well executed in the backdrop of Indian elections and volatile global environment. High participation and superior quality of the order book demonstrates the confidence of global investors in the fundamentals of the Company”
OIL is a premier India oil and gas company with Government of India as the majority owner, holding a stake of 67.6%. OIL is a Navratna company engaged in the business of exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. OIL is also the second largest national oil and gas E&P company in India.
Citigroup, DB, HSBC, RBS and Standard Chartered acted as joint book runners and lead managers for this issue.

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Czech Culinary Feast at West View Restaurant 

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Czech Culinary Feast at West View Restaurant - ITC Maurya Hotel from April 16-26, 2014 from 7 p.m
From: “Czech Embassy – Culture & PR”
 
 
 
Dear All,
It is an immense pleasure to invite you to the Czech Culinary Feast that will take place at the West View Restaurant – ITC Maurya Hotel from April 16 – 26, 2014, every evening from 7 p.m.
Join us for the unique dining experience served to you right from the “Heart of Europe” by the Vice-president of the Association of Cooks and Confectioners of the Czech Republic Mr. Marek Svoboda. Savour his delicious meat variations, taste the traditional Czech dumplings or just sample the famous Czech beer, bittersweet digestive Becherovka or aromatic spirit Fernet Stock made from numerous herbs & spices.
Enjoy the great combination of the Czech rich flavours this April at ITC Maurya Hotel – West View Restaurant!
The invitation to the Czech Culinary Feast is enclosed in the attachment.
Wishing you all the best and enjoy your meal!
Andrea Kučerová
Deputy Chief of Mission / Political Affairs
Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi
Tel: +91-11-24155200
Fax: +91-11-24155270
Address:
50-M, Niti Marg
Chanakayapuri, New Delhi – 110 021
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