Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ahmet Davutoglu won a vote of confidence in parliament


Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu won a vote of confidence in parliament on Saturday
Former chief diplomat was crowned to take over from long-time premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey´s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) last week approved Davutoglu as successor to Erdogan.
Erdogan ruled Turkey as premier for over a decade with development the main focal issue and who was sworn in as president on Thursday.
Davutoglu´s government got 306 votes in favour and 133 against in Saturday´s confidence vote.
“With the support we received, we promise before our esteemed parliament and people to work day and night,” Davutoglu told the parliament.
Davutoglu  said his government was keen on realising 2023 targets to build a “new Turkey” based on a new constitution, peace with Kurds and a booming economy.
Davutoglu, the former foreign minister, had reaffirmed ambitious goals to make Turkey a top 10 global economy and member of the EU by 2023 as he presented the programme of his new government on September 1.Erdogan — who has ruled Turkey as premier for over a decade with Islamic-tinted and development-focused policies — was sworn in as president on Thursday after his victory in the August 10 election. Media agencies

PM Bad Speech Writers Per Capita Salary of Teachers $25

Ravinder Singh
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PM Bad Speech Writers Per Capita Salary of Teachers $25
September06, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh
I have heard of BRAIN DRAIN issue for over 40 years – this Biggest
Tragedy of India. GoI instead of Supporting and Promoting Indian
Inventors, Engineers & Scientists had engaged TRADERS in to Industry
and Manufacturing and other services.
India is already spending Rs.100,000 crores on Indians enrolled in
foreign countries for higher education whereas – as I found out per
capita Indian Teachers Salary Expenditure is barely $25.
Firstly it important to know – I know for over 40 years that all the
Best Scientists, Engineers and Doctors – 80% of IITians, AIIMS Doctors
produced by Indian Education System migrated to foreign countries.
Majority of Doctors in UK Healthcare are Indians and substantial
numbers are teachers also. I know many from Punjab who were teachers
in BURMA almost 80 years ago.
Not just teachers even Professors in USA are backbone of US Higher
Education System. R&D institutions in Foreign Countries and India also
employ millions of Engineers.
There are 9.7m School Teachers earning around $25b to $30b salary
which for a 1.25b population comes to just $25 or less.
I couldn’t go through the entire speech but stories told are not very
Ravinder Singh, National General Secretary.
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10-points from PM Narendra Modi’s Teacher’s Day speech
TNN Sep 5, 2014
In the first mass contact programme of its kind, Prime Minister
Narendra Modi today, on the occasion of Teachers’ Day interacted live
with millions of young students and teachers across the nation.
1. Showing concern about the dwindling importance of teaching
profession in the eyes of youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said
that there is need to find out why the value of a teacher has lost its
sheen and why students don’t want to be teachers when they grow up.
2. The Prime Minister said there is a great demand for good teachers
in the world, and India being a young country should be able to
produce good quality teachers for the world.
3. PM Modi talked about the importance of teachers and called for the
need of creating good quality teachers in the country who could be
‘exported’ to the world. He said people who had achieved something in
life and taken to a profession such as doctors and engineers should
teach students in a school for one period in a week.
4. Talking about the significance of Teachers’ Day, PM Modi remembered
Dr Radhakrishnan and said serving the nation does not only mean doing
grand things; doing small things is a big service to the nation.
5. PM Modi reiterated what he had said on his Independence-Day speech
of having toilet facilities for girl students in every school.
6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that nation building should
become a national movement and every individual should be associated
with it.
7. Giving encouragement to girl-education, PM said an educated girl
further educates at least two more families.
8. Inspirational lives of great personalities help in shaping our
character, PM Modi called the students to read biographies to explore
about the lives of great people.
9. Describing himself as a ‘taskmaster’, PM Modi said he worked hard
and expected the same from others. He added he expected work to be
completed on time.
10. Modi concluded his speech by saying that a teacher must play an
important role through a person’s life. A teacher-student relationship
must always be nurtured. Keep the child in you alive. Keep smiling and

AAP : Arvind letter to President of India

पत्र सं आम आदमी पार्टी / एके/2014/010

                                                                            दिनांक: 6 सितम्बर 2014
महामहिम राष्ट्रपति
राष्ट्रपति भवन,
नई दिल्ली.


आम आदमी पार्टी ने सात महीने पहले विधानसभा भंग करने की सिफारिश के बाद इस्तीफा दे दिया था। तब से यानि पिछले सात महीने से दिल्ली विधानसभा निलंबित अवस्था में है। हमारी सरकार ने विधानसभा को भंग करने की सिफारिश इसलिए की थी जिससे दिल्ली में दोबारा चुनाव कराए जाएं और दिल्ली में बहुमत की सरकार बन सके।
मौजूदा विधानसभा के 67 सदस्यों में से 29 भाजपा/शिरोमणि अकाली दल से, 28 आम आदमी पार्टी से(जिनमें से एक निष्कासित) 8 कांग्रेस से, 1 जनता दल यूनाइटेड से और एक निर्दलीय सदस्य है। गणित के हिसाब से यदि कोई बड़ी पार्टी किसी दूसरी पार्टी को सरकार बनाने के लिए समर्थन ना दे तो ऐसे हालात में किसी भी पार्टी के लिए सरकार बनाना संभव नहीं है।
आम आदमी पार्टी और कांग्रेस ने साफ कर दिया है कि वे दिल्ली में सरकार बनाने के पक्ष में नहीं है और न ही वे किसी और पार्टी को सरकार बनाने के लिए समर्थन देंगे। ऐसी परिस्थिति में किसी भी दल के लिए संभव नहीं है कि वह बहुमत की सरकार बना सके। ऐसे हालात में दिल्ली में नए सिरे से चुनाव कराना ही एकमात्र विकल्प बचता है जिससे दिल्ली की जनता को चुनी हुई सरकार मिल सके, जो कि दिल्ली के लोगों का लोकतांत्रिक अधिकार है।
मीडिया रिपोर्टो के मुताबिक दिल्ली के उपराज्यपाल नजीब जंग ने हाल ही में आपके समक्ष एक सिफारिश भेजी है जिसमें सिफारिश की गई है कि सबसे बड़ी पार्टी होने के नाते भारतीय जनता पार्टी को सरकार बनाने के लिए आमंत्रित किया जाना चाहिए। इस तरह कि सिफारिश दूसरे दलों के लिए तोड़-फोड़ और विधायकों की खरीद फरोख्त से दिल्ली में सरकार बनाने का खुला आमंत्रण है।  संविधान में इसकी साफ मनाही है। ये कहा जा रहा है कि ऐसे दल के नेता को भी सरकार गठन का न्यौता दिया जा सकता है जिस पार्टी के पास सदन में बहुमत ना हो। इस तरह की कवायद सिर्फ दो परिस्थितियों में हो सकती है। 1. ऐसी पार्टी के नेता को सरकार बनाने के लिए आमंत्रित किया जाए. जिसके पास बेशक सदन में बहुमत ना हो पर दूसरे दलों से या निर्दलीय विधायकों से समर्थन देने की पेशकश की हो। जिससे इस दल के पास सदन में बहुमत की संख्या पूरी हो जाती हो।. 2. दूसरी स्थिति यह है कि विधानसभा में कई पार्टियां हो और स्पष्ट ना हो की सबसे बड़ी पार्टी के नेता को सरकार बनाने के लिए पर्याप्त बहुमत होगा या नहीं।
दिल्ली विधानसभा में आज इन दोनों में से कोई भी स्थिति नहीं है। यह बिलकुल साफ है कि कांग्रेस और आम आदमी पार्टी के समर्थन बगैर बीजेपी के लिए विधानसभा में विश्वास मत हासिल कर पाना संभव नहीं है। ऐसे में बीजेपी को विश्वासमत तभी मिल सकती है जब वो इन दोनों पार्टियों में तोड़-फोड़ करे।  
बीजेपी ने पिछले साल दिसंबर में विधानसभा चुनाव के तुरत बाद सरकार बनाने से साफ इंकार कर दिया था। उस वक्त उसने तर्क दिया था उसके पास पर्याप्त संख्या नहीं है। मेरे इस्तीफे के तुरत बाद फरवरी में भी बीजेपी ने सरकार बनाने से इंकार कर दिया। उपराज्यपाल ने फरवरी में दिल्ली विधानसभा को निलंबन अवस्था में डाल दिया यह कहते हुए कि मौजूदा स्थिति में दिल्ली में सरकार बनना संभव नहीं है। उस वक्त विधानसभा में बीजेपी के 32 सदस्य थे। वर्तमान में बीजेपी के विधायकों की संख्या 32 से घटकर 29 हो गई है। बीजेपी ने अब तक दिसंबर में लिखा अपना वह पत्र भी वापस नहीं लिया है जिसमें पार्टी ने दिल्ली में सरकार बनाने की असमर्थता जताई थी। बीजेपी ने कभी दावा भी नहीं किया है कि वह अपने बलबूते सरकार बनाएगी। बीजेपी ने कभी यह भी दावा नहीं किया है कि सरकार बनाने के लिए उसके पास सदस्यों की पर्याप्त संख्या है। ऐसे में कौन सी ऐसी परिस्थितियां हैं जिसकी वजह से उपराज्यपाल को अपने पुराने फैसले पर पुनर्विचार करना पड़ा? यदि मीडिया में आ रही खबरे सही है तो उपराज्यपाल ने किस आधार पर सिफारिश की कि बीजेपी को सरकार बनाने का न्यौता मिलना चाहिए? जबकि बीजेपी खुद बहुमत होने का दावा नहीं कर रही है?
ऐसे हालात में , बीजेपी को सरकार बनाने के लिए न्योता देने के एलजी के फैसले से सीधे-सीधे विधायकों की खरीद फरोख्त को बढ़ावा मिलेगा और यह न केवल पूरी तरह असंवैधानिक होगा बल्कि लोकतंत्र की हत्या करने जैसा होगा। राष्ट्रपति महोदय, मैं आपसे गुजारिश करता हूं कि उपराज्यपाल कि असंवैधानिक सिफारिश पर गौर न करते हुए अपने विवेक से दिल्ली विधानसभा को भंग करने और दिल्ली में नए सिरे से चुनाव करना का फैसला ले। दिल्ली की जनता के हक में भी यही है।

बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद,
अरविंद केजरीवाल

Australian PM Tony Abbot’s visit in India

Australia and India priority for boosting investment and trade for mutual benefit in areas of infrastructure, resources, agriculture, manufacturing, health, education,technologies,innovation and skills.Furthermore  four MoUs were signed on Nuclear Energy, Sports, Water resources management and Vocational educational and training.

Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Australia Mr. Tony Abbott held talks
 on various bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. Four covenant were concluded and significant initiatives launched during the visit. 

The two Prime Minister’s Signed four MoUs and committed on intensification of cooperation in the following cooperation programmes and projects :-

·         Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy - The Prime Ministers welcomed the rapid growth in bilateral relations in recent years, anchored in shared values, expanding economic engagement, converging strategic interests and a growing shared agenda in regional and multilateral institutions. 

·         MOU on cooperation in Sport –  In addition to promoting cooperation in arts and culture, an MOU was signed to promote sports by way of exhibitions, professional training and exchanges.

·         Renewed MOU on Water Resources Management – Deliberations were done on the challenge of managing scarce water resources and river basin management which was concluded with extension of the MoU on water cooperation. In addition support was offered by Asutralia for India ’s Ganga rejuvenation efforts. 

·         MoU on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) – MOU was signed by both sides for increasing collaboration to develop a quality skills training framework in India .

·         CECA - In addition to these MoUs, renewal of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) was done for an early conclusion of an equitable, balanced, comprehensive and high quality agreement.

·         India- Australia Business Summit 2015 - Regular exchange between Indian and Australian business communities was welcomed and convening of an India-Australia Business Summit in Delhi in 2015 was also suggested.

·         Martime Security - Discussions were welcomed for promoting maritime security for ongoing disarmament and non-proliferation.

·         Energy resources - Both sides agreed on a long-term strategic partnership on energy and resources from Australia and Australia extended its cooperation for coal, LNG, renewables and uranium, iron ore, copper and gold. 

·         Higher-education - Collaborations on Ph.D. programmes were promoted by way of increased cooperation between Universities for joint degrees and further intensifying exchange programmes. In addition progress was welcomed for ICCR Chairs of Indian Studies in 5 universities in Australia to support establishment of Nalanda University Chair in Environmental Studies.

·         International Summits - Due commitment and support was extended by both countries on G20 Summit, East Asia Summit (EAS), ASEAN Regional Forum, Asia Europe Meeting, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), and Indian Ocean Regional Association (IORA).

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