Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Putin orders large-scale surprise inspection

Jun 14,  1:47 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered another unannounced inspection of Russia’s Armed Forces, during which the state and readiness of military arsenals will be assessed.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said today that to assess combat and mobilization readiness, in accordance with a decision by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, another unannounced inspection started today. Shoigu said that a number of weapon and equipment depots will be inspected, as well as certain military control points.
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VOA Special English – Concerns over Few Asians in Broadcasting, News

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News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

journalism.org – A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foun…

Walk the Walk Festival

fu-gen.org – fu-GEN Theatre is proud to present Walk the Walk: National Festival of Asian Canadian Women, a week-long celebration of female Asian Canadian theatre creators from across Canada. Four creators pres…

We Studied 38 Incidents of CEO Bad Behavior and Measured Their Consequences

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Media coverage of the EU Referendum (report 2) – Centre for Research in Communication and Culture

blog.lboro.ac.uk – This is the second report by the Loughborough University Centre for Research in Communication and Culture on national news reporting of the 2016 EU Referendum. The results in this report are derive…

8 Signs Your Yoga Practice Is Culturally Appropriated – And Why It Matters

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The Ambanification of TV news: Inside News18’s regional news strategy

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E3 2016 Coverage Hub

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Social media marketing, branding & exposure : OZZMAK Promotions

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Violence and mental illness: Is media overplaying link?

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Dilma ao NYT: Perturbo os parasitas e vou continuar a perturbá-los

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State finance ministers meet on GST

State finance ministers are deliberating on the model GST law at a two-day meeting in Kolkata.Finance minister Arun Jaitley is also participating in the meeting of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers to iron out differences over the new regime that will create one national market under the Goods and Services Tax.
Sticking points hampering the passage of the Goods and Services Tax Bill will not be on the agenda.
There will be a discussion on the draft GST Bill, including the overall framework and what would be the Information Technology process of the GST.
The meeting will also discuss how to resolve issues between the states and the Centre on the GST.
The Goods and Services Tax Bill, proposes a Value added Tax to be implemented across India. It is a comprehensive indirect tax replacing Central and State taxes. It is a huge reform in indirect taxation.
The GST bill seeks to amend the Constitution to enable parliament and state legislatures to frame laws on imposition of the Goods and Services Tax.
It also creates a GST Council, which includes representatives from the Centre and all states, to make recommendations on the implementation of GST.
The GST is an indirect tax system that would subsume various central and state indirect taxes, and apply on the supply of goods and services.
To begin with, under the GST regime there will be a dual GST structure – Central GST and state GST and the rates will be decided by the GST Council.
At the central level, GST will subsume Sales Tax, Excise Tax and Service Tax while at the state level, it will replace VAT, entertainment tax, entry tax and sales tax.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai resigns

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai today resigned citing health reasons. Official sources said that now Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain will take charge of the Transport Ministry. The change in portfolio comes after Mr. Rai requested Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to do this on health grounds. He had recently undergone a spinal operation.

President:Brand India a trusted name today

Brand India a trusted name today across developing as well as developed world, says President
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed a Business Forum event organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Accra today (June 13, 2016).
Speaking on the occasion, the President said India-Ghana relations transcend political ideologies and geographical space. The Government of India has been happy to extend assistance to Ghana through grants and Lines of Credit. Our economic cooperation can be extended further – beyond government-funded projects. With the active involvement of Government of Ghana and organisations such as Ghana Investment Promotion Council, we could together identify viable projects for the Indian private sector to invest in. Indian multi-national companies are active and successful in several countries in Africa and would be more than happy to come to a friendly country like Ghana. Indian private sector appreciates the peaceful, secure and stable environment of Ghana, which is a critical requirement for any investor. The Indian private sector is equipped with funding capacity as well as appropriate technologies. They stand ready to work with their Ghanaian counterparts as partners for mutual benefit.
The President said’Brand India’ is a trusted name today across the developing as well as the developed world. It is trusted because it adds value to the resources of the host countries; it is welcomed because it works and grows together with the local companies; it brings appropriate technologies which create jobs and has the adaptability to absorb local talent; it rejuvenates and invigorates local industry without constraining their growth in any way. If a conducive environment is facilitated, the Indian Government would be ready to work with Ghana in key sectors and areas of common interest and encourage Indian private as well as public entrepreneurs to bring more investments into Ghana.President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed the students and faculty of University of Ghana in Accra yesterday (June 13, 2016).
Speaking on the occasion, the President said there is a need for a paradigm shift in the way we conduct our relations – while building further on the foundation of our mutual goodwill. We need to define a new positive and create a brighter, innovative and updated narrative of India-Ghana relations. He was confident that our youth – who are our leaders of tomorrow, would fit in seamlessly into this renewed and revised model of cooperation. By duly making them stakeholders, we will succeed in reinvigorating our partnership and taking it to a new level.
The President said education is like a lamp, brightly-lit, which should show the way and enlighten many more lives. He called upon the youth of Ghana to employ their learning and knowledge in the service of their society and their nation. He said that he was confident that the coming generations of this great nation, the inheritors of the legacy of the great Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, have the credentials to make their Nation proud.
The President said every year 250 Ghanaian government and semi-government officials receive training in India while about 20 students pursue full-time under-graduate, Masters and Ph.D. programmes on scholarships. He announced that having recognized Ghana’s immense human resource potential, the Government of India has decided to increase seat allocations for Ghana to 300 ITEC slots and increase the number of annual scholarships under other Indian schemes to forty.
The President said India calls upon students and the faculty of this great university and others to take full advantage of the scholarships and training opportunities announced by India at the India Africa Forum Summit last year. The capacity building dimension of India-Africa relations has been vastly expanded to include research in various fields such as agriculture, bio-technology and other subjects of relevance to their country.

MIG-27 fighter crashes

MIG-27 fighter crashed into a building near the Rajastani city of Jodhpur on Monday, injuring at least three people. The crash took place near an IAF base. Both pilots had time to eject safely. The reason for the crash is unknown at this time. There are reports, that the plane may have been too old. Nearly 21 AF Planes have in three years . Both the pilots are safe in the crash of MiG-27 in the residential area of Jodhpur.Two building are damaged.

Pakistan to buy F-16 fighter jets from Jordan

Pakistan is considering buying used F-16 fighter jets from Jordan, after a plan to buy eight of the aircraft from the US fell through because of the refusal of the US Congress to finance the deal, Reuters reports. Some of Pakistan’s fleet of F-16 jets are due to be decommissioned in the next few years. The government says it needs the aircraft to fight Islamist militants in remote mountains near its border with Afghanistan. The Pakistani military also sees the aircraft as vital in case of war against regional rival India. The number of Pakistan’s aircraft in service is believed to be about 70. Jordan had offered to sell Pakistan 16 used F-16s of the Block-30 type, an older version than the Block-52s that Pakistan would have obtained from the US, according to the Dawn newspaper.

Philippines confirms 2nd Canadian hostage beheaded by Muslim extremist

Philippines authorities on Tuesday confirmed that Muslim extremist guerrillas had beheaded a second Canadian hostage, AFP reports. “We strongly condemn the brutal and senseless murder of Robert Hall, a Canadian national, after being held captive by the Abu Sayyaf group in Sulu for the past nine months,” presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma said. The military confirmed that a severed head, believed to be Hall’s, was found near the Jolo Island cathedral on Monday night. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier declared that his government has “every reason to believe” that Hall had been killed by the Abu Sayyaf, the second Canadian captive to be slain by the group this year. The gang had said they would murder Hall if they did not receive a $6.5 million ransom by Monday afternoon. Hall was among four people abducted in September last year from aboard yachts at a tourist resort on Samal Island in the southern Philippines.

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