Thursday, May 22, 2014

Launch of India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI)


May 22, 2014: WWF-India, Lodi Estate, New Delhi

There is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations. Today, businesses are recognising their biodiversity impacts that can lead to significant regulatory, financial and reputational risks. Moreover, there is an increasing awareness and involvement to transform risks into new business opportunities.
On invitation of the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India, CII is launching the India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) with support of the German International Cooperation (GIZ). IBBI intends to serve as a national platform of businesses and their stakeholders for dialogue, sharing and learning, ultimately leading to mainstreaming sustainable management of biological diversity into businesses.
On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, 2014, the CII is organising theLaunch of India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) at 1500 hrs. The venue for the launch is Godrej Auditorium, WWF-India, 172-B, Lodi Estate, New Delhi.
I am writing to invite you and your colleagues to this event. On behalf of the CII, I thank you in advance for your participation.

Best regards,

Seema Arora
Executive Director
CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development
2nd Floor, Thapar House, 124, Janpath, New Delhi 110 001
Tel.: +91 11 4150 2310 / 2301 – 02, Fax: +91 11 4150 1924


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Compare Netscape-Microsoft, Gadkari-Kejriwal, ONGC-RIL(2)

Ravinder Singh
To Ajit Jhaamitabhth@yahoo.comAnand Ganesh and 364 More…
 May 21 at 7:24 PM
Compare Netscape-Microsoft, Gadkari-Kejriwal, ONGC-RIL
May21, 2014
Last week I was watching Microsoft story and Microsoft asserted its
dominating $500b clout to defeat Competition and it was very
embarrassing and long drawn court battle.
Bill Gates settled the damages with Complainants to the tune of $3b or so.
But ONGC case is direct theft yet no owner of RIL had ever been
required to be present in any court in cheat and theft case. For 15
years there is no action.
ONGC after CAG exposed RIL was Drilling in ONGC blocks 2013 – had to
file a weak case. ONGC did tell the court that RIL was drilling within
meters of ONGC discovery and block but didn’t tell that RIL engaged
most powerful Rigs to could reach over 45,000 ft or over 14 kilometers
which means entire ONGC Oil & Gas well.
This is not turned in to a CRIMINAL CASE.
But Arvind Kejriwal making allegations of Corruption were challenged
by Nitin Gadari but Arvind Kejriwal is put in jail.
What a wonderfully corrupt judiciary we have. Court documents related
to 15-20 years old case – started in 1994 when Netscape introduced its
Internet Browser.
I can’t understand that firstly Ministry of Justice does not initiate
Probes against Misconduct of Companies harming Public and State
interest, second fail to act on Complaints and third put in jail
Whistle Blowers.
Ravinder Singh, National General Secretary.
Sabka Bharat Mission 2019
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi -110016
Ph: 9650421857, 9718280435
ONGC Moves HC over KG-D6 Dispute
May 16 2014 The Economic Times (Delhi)
Notices issued to oilmin, DGH, RIL; PSU may claim compensation of over
Rs.25,000 cr for gas drawn by RIL from reservoir
NGC has alleged that Reliance Industries may have drawn natural gas
worth thousands of crores of rupees from a common reservoir in the
KG-D6 block, and taken the matter to the Delhi High Court, accusing
the oil ministry and its technical arm of turning a blind eye to the
Justice Manmohan issued notices to the Union government, the
Directorate General of Hydrocarbon (DGH), and RIL, and posted the case
for further hearing on May 29.
ONGC told the court that it wants a “truly independent“ agency to
examine the matter, and compensation from RIL if the independent
agency finds that the private company has drawn gas from a common
reservoir. ONGC counsel Dushyant Dave later told reporters that ONGC
may claim compensation of over Rs.25,000 cr
Government counsel Neeraj Chaudhari accepted the notice. He said the
issues were being sorted out in a joint committee comprising RIL and
ONGC under the aegis of the DGH. “Meetings are going, they (ONGC) are
taking part,“ he contended.
Reliance said ONGC’s litigation was unwarranted as the two firms had
constructively engaged in sharing data and resolving the matter with
the help of a thirdparty expert ¬ the most recent meeting being as
late as on May 9.
“ONGC and RIL have jointly signed Minutes of a Meeting to record such
an understanding. Any inference prior to such assessment is mere
speculation and commencement of legal proceedings at this juncture is
unwarranted. Any claims of any impropriety on the part of RIL, if
these have been made, are baseless and RIL will take appropriate steps
to safeguards its position and rights,“ RIL said in an emailed
ONGC has now dragged even the former Director General of Hydrocarbons
and its administrative ministry to court. ONGC said the DGH should
have been vigilant while clearing RIL’s field development plan, which
involved drilling wells “at such a tantalisingly close distance of 50
metres to 350 metres“ from the common boundary of the blocks. It also
said that the Management Committee, which has two government
representatives, should not have approved RIL’s plans to drill wells
near ONGC’s block, particularly when it had access to RIL’s data.
Reliance said its plans had been approved by the committee. “All
petroleum operations undertaken by RIL have been in accordance with
the Production Sharing Contract and the Development Plan approved by
Management Committee which has Government representatives with veto
powers. All well locations and well profiles have been specifically
reviewed and approved by the Management Committee,“ RIL said in the
statement. A government official, who did not want to be identified,
expressed surprise that ONGC had taken up the matter only last year,
many years after RIL’s development plan was approved.
412. Most harmful of all is the message that Microsoft’s actions have
conveyed to
every enterprise with the potential to innovate in the computer
industry. Through its conduct
toward Netscape, IBM, Compaq, Intel, and others, Microsoft has
demonstrated that it will use its
prodigious market power and immense profits to harm any firm that
insists on pursuing
initiatives that could intensify competition against one of
Microsoft’s core products. Microsoft’s
past success in hurting such companies and stifling innovation deters
investment in technologies
and businesses that exhibit the potential to threaten Microsoft. The
ultimate result is that some
innovations that would truly benefit consumers never occur for the
sole reason that they do not
coincide with Microsoft’s self-interest.
A. The Netscape Web browser
69. Netscape Navigator possesses three key middleware attributes that
endow it with the potential to diminish the applications barrier to
entry. First, in contrast to non-Microsoft, Intel-compatible PC
operating systems, which few users would want to use on the same PC
systems that carry their copies of Windows, a browser can gain
widespread use based on its value as a complement to Windows. Second,
because Navigator exposes a set (albeit a limited one) of APIs, it can
serve as a platform for other software used by consumers. A browser
product is particularly well positioned to serve as a platform for
network-centric applications that run in association with Web pages.
Finally, Navigator has been ported to more than fifteen different
operating systems. Thus, if a developer writes an application that
relies solely on the APIs
exposed by Navigator, that application will, without any porting, run
on many different operating systems.
70. Adding to Navigator’s potential to weaken the applications barrier
to entry is the fact that the Internet has become both a major
inducement for consumers to buy PCs for the first time and a major
occupier of the time and attention of current PCs users. For any firm
looking to turn its browser product into an applications platform such
to rival Windows, the intense consumer interest in all things
Internet-related is a great boon.
71. Microsoft knew in the fall of 1994 that Netscape was developing
versions of a Web browser to run on different operating systems. It
did not yet know, however, that Netscape would employ Navigator to
generate revenue directly, much less that the product would evolve in
such a way as to threaten Microsoft. In fact, in late December 1994,
Netscape’s chairman and chief executive officer (“CEO”), Jim Clark,
told a Microsoft executive that the focus of Netscape’s business would
be applications running on servers and that Netscape did not intend to
succeed at Microsoft’s expense.
72. As soon as Netscape released Navigator on December 15, 1994, the
product began to enjoy dramatic acceptance by the public; shortly
after its release, consumers were already using Navigator far more
than any other browser product. This alarmed Microsoft, which feared
that Navigator’s enthusiastic reception could embolden Netscape to
develop Navigator into an alternative platform for applications
development. In late May 1995, Bill Gates, the chairman and CEO of
Microsoft, sent a memorandum entitled “The Internet Tidal Wave” to
Microsoft’s executives describing Netscape as a “new competitor ‘born’
on the Internet.” He warned his colleagues within Microsoft that
Netscape was “pursuing a multi-platform strategy where they move the
key API into the client to commoditize the underlying operating
system.” By the late
spring of 1995, the executives responsible for setting Microsoft’s
corporate strategy were deeply concerned that Netscape was moving its
business in a direction that could diminish the applications barrier
to entry.


Register Now for the Tow Center’s Quantifying Journalism Conference

Register Now for the Tow Center’s Quantifying Journalism Conference | May 30, 2014
Tow Center for Digital Journalism
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Registration is still open for the Tow Center’s first-ever research conference Quantifying Journalism: Data, Metrics, and Computation. The one-day conference features Tow Report launches on data journalism by Alexander Howard and user-generated content by Claire Wardle and Sam Dubberley, panel discussions, a lecture, and research updates from Tow fellows Andy Carvin, Nicholas Diakopoulos, and more.
How do you measure impact? Take a brief survey by Tow Fellows Brian Abelson, Stijn Debrouwere, and Michael Keller, who are working on the Tow Center’s NewsLynx project, which investigates what newsrooms see as useful measures of impact and what a helpful “impact measurement platform” might look like.
Join Team Tow! The Tow Center is accepting applications for an Administrator at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. The incumbent will work closely with Tow Center Director Emily Bell and the Associate Research Director on the management of grant funds, research support for Tow projects, and day-to-day administrative tasks related to the grants, the Tow website, and Tow events. 
Quantifying Journalism: Data, Metrics, and Computation
Friday, May 30, 2014

Columbia Journalism School
The first Tow Research conference will reflect on a big year in data journalism. The conference will bring together academics, practitioners and technologists to explore critical questions at the heart of the data journalism conversation. See the schedule here.

Read the latest from the Tow Center Blog:
Tow Center and Brown Institute Award Anne Ponton Waldman the Brown/Tow Award for Excellence in Computational Journalism
—Lauren Mack. Tow Center Research Associate
The Tow Center and Brown Institute for Media Innovation have awarded Columbia Journalism School student Anne Ponton Waldman their first-ever Brown/Tow Award for Excellence in Computational Journalism at Journalism Day, May 20, 2014.
TAKEAWAY: Tow Tea on Digital Security
—Shiwani Neupane, Tow Center Digital Media Associate
Tips from the Tow Center’s Assistant Director Susan McGregor and Tor on how folks can protect themselves from threats to digital security.
Think about Data from the Beginning of the Story, Says Cheryl Phillips
—Alexander Howard, Tow Fellow
“Stories can be told in many different ways,” said Cheryl Phillips. “A sidebar that may once have been a 12-inch text piece is now a timeline, or a map.” Alexander Howard interviews Phillips, an award-winning investigative journalist, who will begin teaching students how to treat data as a source this fall, when she begins a new gig as a lecturer at Stanford’s graduate school of journalism helping to open up Stanford’s new Computational Journalism Lab.
Treat Data as a Source and Then Open It to the Public, Says Momi Peralta
—Alexander Howard, Tow Fellow
Long before data journalism entered the mainstream discourse, La Nacion was pushing the boundaries of what was possible in Argentina, a country without any freedom of information law. If you look back into La Nacion’s efforts to go online and start to treat data as a source, you’ll find Angélica “Momi” Peralta Ramos, the multimedia development manager who originally launched in the 1990s and now manages its data journalism efforts. Alexander Howard talks data with Peralta.
Tow Center Mourns the Loss of Randy Brubaker
—Nikki Usher, Tow Fellow
The Tow Center lost a friend in early May when Randy Brubaker, senior news director for investigative reporting of The Des Moines Register, passed away from apparent heart failure, according to the newspaper. He was an integral part of the Tow Center’s research and report, Moving the Newsroom: Post-Industrial News Spaces and Places.
We’re Hiring: Tow Center Seeks Tow Center Administrator
The Tow Center is accepting applications for an Administrator at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. The incumbent will work closely with Tow Center Director Emily Bell and the Associate Research Director on the management of grant funds, research support for Tow projects, and day-to-day administrative tasks related to the grants, the Tow website, and Tow events. APPLY HERE.
Tow Center in the News
MediaShift | What Newsroom Spaces Tell Us About the Future of Digital JournalismMay 19, 2014
—Report on Tow Fellow Nikki Usher’s Moving the Newsroom: Post-Industrial News Spaces and Places Tow Report and research project.
Emergency Journalism Oakland Police Apply Data-Driven Journalism in CaliforniaMay 12, 2014
—Re-publication of Tow Fellow Alexander Howard’s April 4, 2014 Tow Center blog post.
Puroperiodismo | Three Questions to Nikki Usher, Author of Report on Physical and Digital Media Spaces, May 8, 2014
—Interview with Tow Fellow Nikki Usher about her Tow Report, Moving the Newsroom: Post-Industrial News Spaces and Places.
Have something to say? The Tow Center is looking for contributors to pitch and cover events, tell us How It’s Made or write tips and tutorials for the Tow Center Blog. Contact Shiwani Neupane, Digital Media Associate, if you wish to contribute.
Upcoming Events:
May 30
Quantifying Journalism: Data, Metrics, and Computation

The first Tow Research conference will reflect on a big year in data journalism. The all-day conference will bring together academics, practitioners and technologists to explore critical questions at the heart of the data journalism conversation. See a list of confirmed speakers here.
RSVP here.
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June 18
Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
Join the Tow Center and Haymarket Books for an evening lecture with Glenn Greenwald, who will discuss the state of journalism today and his recent reporting on surveillance and national security issues. This event will be held in San Francisco, California.
RSVP details coming soon.
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Mis ‘m niet: de Urgent Action-app

Mis ‘m niet: de Urgent Action-app
Amnesty International
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May 21 at 9:41 PM
 Razendsnel in actie komen met je smartphone
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Download de urgent action app
Download de Urgent Action-app
Met de Urgent Action-app van Amnesty kun je razendsnel meedoen aan spoedacties. Wanneer onmiddellijk handelen nodig is, plaatsen we een actie in de app. Zo kunnen we voor nog meer mensen snel in actie komen. Vorige week plaatsten we een spoedactie in de app voor Meriam Yehya Ibrahim (27) uit Sudan. De christelijke Meriam, moeder van een zoontje van 20 maanden en acht maanden zwanger, is inmiddels veroordeeld  tot de doodstraf omdat ze getrouwd is met een moslim. Deze week voeren we actie voor mensenrechtenactivist Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba(47) uit India. Hij zit gevangen en heeft dringend medische hulp nodig. 
Gebruik je macht voor Meriam en Gokarakonda: download de app en voer actie met één druk op de knop. 
NB. Soms blokkeren de autoriteiten de protestmails of raken hun mailboxen vol van alle acties. Je krijgt dan een bericht dat je e-mail “bounct”. Geen nood: Amnesty zorgt er sowieso voor dat alle oproepen bij de betreffende autoriteiten binnenkomen.
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Liu Hua is vrij!
De Chinese activiste Liu Hua is op 17 april vrijgelaten. Ze zat 37 dagen vast nadat ze informatie over werkkampen in China bekendmaakte. De aandacht die haar zaak kreeg naar aanleiding van de spoedactie die Amnesty voor haar voerde, heeft mogelijk bijgedragen aan haar vrijlating. Liu Hua bedankt iedereen die zich voor haar heeft ingespannen. Lees meer >
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Press Invitation of Aam Aadmi Party media briefing today,

Press Invitation
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Dear All
Aam Aadmi Party media briefing today, May 22 at 1.30 pm at c-II/23, Tilak Lane.


Ananta Centre – Avantha International Fellowship, 2014

Ananta Centre – Avantha International Fellowship, 2014 
Last call for applications (Deadline 30th May, 2014)

Dear Mr Naresh Kumar Sagar
In continuation of our endeavor to add value to society through participatory leadership, we have announced the Ananta Centre – Avantha International Fellowship 2014. This unique fellowship will continue as an innovation lab for knowledge sharing and capacity building for international students during summer 2014.
The selected fellows will be placed in Ananta Centre’s New Delhi office over a period of two months in the timeframe of 1 June – 15 September, 2014 (dates are flexible to accommodate international university schedule) and exposed to India’s policy landscape. 
The fundamental aim is to foster prospective leaders and increase their responsiveness to national and international issues facing India. While the fellowship program gives the selected candidates an opportunity to learn about the social, political and economic issues facing the world’s largest democracy, it also attempts to engage them in Ananta Centre’s international programs and increase their responsiveness to the country’s foreign policy needs. In addition to international exposure and leadership experience, the fellows will gain experience on these issues and learn from the best practices and expert minds in the field. They are also expected to write a detailed thematic paper on a priority area that is determined by the institute and actively supports Ananta Centre in their ongoing seminars, conferences and other related events, where applicable.
Past fellows have included doctoral and masters students from Oxford, Tufts University, Leiden University, University of Birmingham amongst others.
1.       Monthly stipend
2.       Accommodation
3.       Economy class return airfare 
We request you to share this information with students who may be interested in the fellowship program. Last date forapplication is 30th May, 2014.
Should you need any more information, please feel free to contact us.
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Workshop on Disparate Trajectories:


Pratap Bhanu Mehta
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Today at 10:31 AM
Dear Friends: 
As part of our Urban Workshop Series, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), Delhi, are delighted to invite you to a Workshop on Disparate Trajectories: Comparing Urban Rivers Projects in Lahore and Ahmedabad by Aparna Parikh of Pennsylvania State University
Date:             Tuesday, 27 May 2014 
Time:             3.45 p.m.
Venue:           Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021


AirAsia receives ‘A320 Family Best Operational Excellence’ award from Airbus

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SEPANG, 22 May 2014 – AirAsia’s competence in planning and maximizing utilization of its Airbus A320 aircraft fleet and ensuring top-notch despatch reliability has garnered the ‘A320 Family Best Operational Excellence’ Award from Airbus, at the A320 Family Symposium Kuala Lumpur 2014 yesterday.

AirAsia Group Head of Engineering, Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin attended the symposium and received the award on behalf of the AirAsia Group.

The verdict for the operational excellence award was based on a two-year collection of operational data pertaining to the number of aircraft in the airline’s fleet that are operational, average daily usage, dispatch reliability and the time of flight delays caused by aircraft technical reasons.

AirAsia has performed brilliantly in all these areas, and most notably was its quick turnaround of 25 minutes which displayed the optimum and efficient use of the airline’s fleet of A320s.

It also demonstrates the A320 as a robust aircraft in withstanding LCC operations and AirAsia’s meticulous maintenance of its fleet to ensure continuous flight operations with minimal technical disruptions. 

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “The A320 is the crown jewel of our operations, a reliable and cost-efficient asset most suitable for our LCC operations, enabling us to achieve great operational results. Its brilliant performance is due to the manufacturer’s great understanding of our operational needs and AirAsia engineering’s diligence in ensuring every single aircraft in our fleet are always in the best condition.

“We thank Airbus for the prestigious recognition, a testament to our great efforts in generating high performance while being the world’s lowest cost airline, providing superior operational reliability and customer service. The award also acknowledges the commitment of our Allstars in ensuring constant operational excellence and productivity.”  

The A320 single-aisle jetliner family is the world’s best-selling, single-aisle aircraft family. It is used in a full range of services from very short-haul airline routes to intercontinental segments.*

AirAsia stamps its dominance in Asia with a record total of 475 single aisle A320s and A320neos on order with Airbus.

Didier Lux, Head of Airbus Customer Services said: “We are proud of being part of AirAsia’s success with our great A320 Family product and our efficient support teams. We congratulate AirAsia for its excellent performance with the A320 Family in service. This demonstrates that it is possible to combine a very fast growth, stringent LCC operation with high aircraft utilization and an impressive dispatch reliability performance. We look forward to continuing the successful cooperative with AirAsia in the future with many more aircraft in the fleet.”

AirAsia is also the world’s first airline which took delivery of an Airbus A320 aircraft installed with Sharklet wing tips, becoming the first operator of the new fuel-saving large wing tip devices and the world’s first operator outside of China of a fully-assembled Airbus A320 aircraft from Tianjin, China.

The airline group partners with world renowned maintenance providers to ensure that its fleet is always performing in the safe and best requirements.

At present, the AirAsia Group operates 158 Airbus A320s and services the most extensive network with 88 destinations.


Exhibition to be inaugurated by H.E. Dr Karan Singh,H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India.

Jean-Philippe Bottin
To Jean-Philippe BottinMe
 Today at 12:13 PM
Dear friends,
Tomorrow evening, Friday, we will open a brilliant exhibition of pictures of Lalit Verma of the diplomatic domains in Delhi.
It will be a unique occasion to peep out at the interiors, architecture and gardens of the most beautiful embassies and ambassadors’ residences in Delhi. 
This beautiful exhibition will be inaugurated by H.E. Dr Karan Singh MP and H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India. Mr Raghu Rai will be the guest of honour and Ms Glady Abankwa-Meier-Klodt will deliver an introductory speech on the history of the diplomatic enclave.
As usual for AFD events: not to be missed.
You will find all the details on the attached document.
Warmest regards and see you tomorrow evening.
Jean-Philippe Bottin
Directeur, Alliance Française Delhi
Délégué Général Inde Népal, Fondation Alliance Française
72 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110 003, India
Indian mob: (91) 9560004641 (also reachable on Whatsapp and Viber)


Comparison of Financial Details and Criminal Cases Declared by Re-elected MPs


Comparison of Financial Details and Criminal Cases Declared by Re-elected MPs in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 165 re-elected MPs out of a total of 168 Members of Parliament who have been re-elected in the Lok Sabha 2014 elections. The rest of the MPs were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on the ECI website at the time of making of this report.
Detailed report in English attached with this mail

Summary of Financial Details Comparison for Re-elected MPs

  • MPs Elected Again:  National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analyzed the affidavits of 165 MPs who were elected again in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
  • Average Assets in 2009: The average assets of these 165 re-elected MPs fielded by various parties in 2009 was Rs 5.38 crores.
  • Average Assets in 2014 Elections: The average asset of these 165 re-elected MPs in 2014 is Rs 12.78 crores.
  • Average Asset growth in 5 years (2009-2014): The average asset growth for these 165 re- elected MPs, between the Lok Sabha Elections of 2009 and 2014 is Rs 7.40 crores.
  • Percentage growth in 5 years (2009-2014): Average percentage growth in assets for these 165 re-elected MPs is 137%.
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Top 5 Re-elected MPs with highest asset increase (Rupees- wise)
Shatrughan Sinha of BJP from Patna Sahib Constituency, Bihar has declared maximum increase in assets with an increase of Rs 116.73 crores i.e from Rs 15 crores in 2009 to Rs. 131.74 crores in 2014. Assets of Pinaki Mishra of BJD from Puri constituency, Odisha has increased by Rs 107.40 crores, from Rs 29.69 crores in 2009 to Rs 137.09 crores in 2014. Assets of Supriya Sule of NCP from Baramati constituency, Maharashtra have risen by Rs 62.37 crores, from Rs 51.53 crores in 2009 to Rs 113.90 crores in 2014. The following table provides the asset details of 10 top re-elected MPs showing highest increase in assets (Rupee wise):
Party in Loksabha 2014
Party in Lok Sabha 2009
State In Loksabha 2014
Constituency In Loksabha 2014
Constituency in Lok Sabha 2009
Assets in Loksabha 2014
Assets in Lok Sabha 2009
Asset Increase
% Increase in Asset
Shatrughan Sinha
Patna Sahib
Patna Sahib
131 Crore+
15 Crore+
116 Crore+
Pinaki Mishra
137 Crore+
29 Crore+
107 Crore+
Supriya Sule
113 Crore+
51 Crore+
62 Crore+
Patil Chandrakant Raghunath
74 Crore+
24 Crore+
50 Crore+
Harsimrat Kaur Badal
108 Crore+
60 Crore+
47 Crore+
​Comparison of Criminal Cases Declared by Re-elected MPs in Lok Sabha 2014
  • Re-elected MPs with Criminal Cases in 2014: 71 (43%) re-elected MPs out of 165 analysed have declared criminal cases against themselves in 2014
  • Re-elected MPs with an Increase in number of Criminal Cases: Out of these 71 re-elected MPs who have declared criminal cases against themselves, 13 (18%) have shown an increase in the number of self-declared criminal cases in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from the previous elections.
  • Re-elected MPs with criminal cases in 2014 who had no criminal cases in 2009: Out of 71 re-elected MPs who have declared criminal cases against themselves, 21 (30%) re-elected MPs have declared criminal cases in 2014 when they had declared zero criminal cases in 2009.
  • Re-elected MPs with criminal cases in 2009 who had no criminal cases in 2014: 9 re-elected MPs have declared zero criminal cases in 2014 when they had declared criminal cases in 2009.
  • Re-elected MP with highest increase in number of criminal cases: Dr. Ramshankar Katheria of BJP from Agra constituency, Uttar Pradesh has declared the highest increase in criminal cases by 21 criminal cases from zero self declared criminal cases in 2009 to 21 self declared criminal cases in 2014. Raju Shetty of Swabhimani Paksha from Hatkanangle Constituency and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury have both shown an increase in criminal cases by 12 criminal cases. Raju Shetty had declared zero criminal cases in 2009 and has declared 12 criminal cases in 2014 while Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of INC from Baharampur constituency had declared 4 criminal cases in 2009 and has declared 16 criminal cases in 2014.
  • Re-elected MP with decrease in number of criminal cases: Out of 71 re-elected MPs who have declared criminal cases against themsleves, 18 have shown a decrease in criminal cases in 2014 from the previous elections.
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