Tuesday, February 14, 2017

27 Football Players from Uflex STAIRS SSFL selected for Gujarat State Team

Gujarat State Football Association (GSFA) has selected twenty-seven young and talented footballers from Uflex Stairs School Football League (SSFL)-Gujarat for the Gujarat State team. The selected players will represent the state football team in the forthcoming Junior National Championship. Season 3 of Uflex Stairs School Football League (SSFL) Gujarat – in association with GSFA concluded with the selection of these 27 football players amid loud cheer and excitement at the Sports Authority of India Complex, Gandhinagar, today. Conceptualised to identify football talent at early adolescence so that India could get some of the best footballers, SSFL-Gujarat is joined by Uflex, India’s largest flexible packaging company, under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy.
The mega sports event Uflex SSFL-3 saw more than 30,000 school-level footballers from Delhi & Gujarat participating in the tournament. The Championship witnessed avid participation from teams of under 14 boys, under 17 boys and girls’ teams in U-14 and U-17 categories.
Sh. C V Som, Principal Secretary to Government of Gujarat and MD, GSCSC Ltd., who presided over the occasion as the chief guest appreciated the joint effort by SSFL GSFA and wished luck to the selected players.The closing event was followed by a prize distribution ceremony, during which trophies, medals and certificates were given to the winning team and players for showing exemplary performance. Overall, four winning teams – one each from Under 14 Girls, Under 14 Boys, Under 17 Girls, Under 17 Boys lifted the majestic gold plated Champions Trophy while the runners-up received the Grand Silver Trophy.

Congratulating the selected players, Sh. Gulab Chauhan, Secretary, GSFA, said, “We are excited to see that in a short span SSFL in Gujarat has created enormous scouting opportunities at grassroots. Before SSFL, there has been no professionally managed platform of such a scale in the state for young footballers to showcase their talent. Thanks to the SSFL format, we have witnessed development of football in the state. it is for the first time in the history of Gujarat state football that All the semi finalitsts were at par on the points table and it was difficult to choose the winner.Also, in this season of SSFL we witnessed exemplary performance from two districts that were not in the recokning in the earlier seasons. The mission of SSFL is completely in sync with the objective of GSFA which is to build football culture, create multiple opportunities for footballers and introduce sustainable and scalable programmes that can position Gujarat as a sporting state.”

Congratulating the players on the selection, Mr Siddhartha Upadhyay, Founder and Secretary General, STAIRS, said, “I congratulate the players who have been selected to the Gujarat State Team and will represent the state at the national level. It is indeed a proud moment for us to see our program SSFL, having increased in scale in such a short span of time. I thank GSFA for facilitating SSFL in Gujarat and hope this will inspire a lot more young talent to come forward and be a part of this program in years to come. It is just the beginning of identifying real talent at the grassroots and giving them an opportunity to play at the national level.”

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Hon’ble CM, Kerala takes stock of Natural Gas Pipeline work

GAIL CMD apprises him about satisfactory progress on 91 km section
Contract for another 105 km section awarded today
Thiruvananthapuram, February 14, 2017: Shri B C Tripathi, CMD,  GAIL (India) Limited met Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan  to apprise  him about the progress of work on the 440 km Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru Natural Gas pipeline project. GAIL Chairman also met Additional Chief Secretary and Director General of Police in separate meetings. He discussed the progress made in the project with the continuous support of the State Government, Administration, Police and the public at large and thanked them for their active engagement which  has started yielding result at the ground level.
CMD , GAIL also  intimated about the satisfactory laying activities on the 91 km Kochi – Koottanad section and  Panchanama activities across the state wherein a substantial headway has been made during the last six to seven months which was possible due to the active support of the State Government.
Carrying forward the momentum, GAIL today awarded contract for pipeline laying work for another 105 km section from Perole-Kodalamuguru- Mangaluru section. As a result  project will progress simultaneously from both the ends, i.e., Kochi and the Mangaluru side, so that the completion of the project is expeditiously completed.
Shri Tripathi informed that work on the 91 km Kochi – Koottanad section, which was awarded in September 2016, has been received positively by all stakeholders. He said that the pipeline would serve as a “Green Energy Corridor” for decades to come and enable City Gas Distribution companies and Gas based industries to come up in the state. As a result, environment friendly Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) would be supplied to households and vehicles.
GAIL is targeting to complete the Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru Pipeline by December 2018 as per directives of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India. It is likely to give a major economic boost to the state by way of generating employment and various socio economic benefits.

Annual Election of Delhi Medical Association

Annual Election of Delhi Medical Association was held on 12th Feb 2017 at five different venues all over Delhi peacefully.
Dr. Ashwani Goyal, member from East Delhi Branch was elected as President elect ( 2017-2018)  by defeating Dr. P.D. Garg . Dr. Ashwani Goyal  has been Past President of IMA East Delhi Branch Sr. Vice President and Hony. Fin. Secretary and of  Delhi Medical Association. He is presently Hony. State Secretary of DMA.
Prof. Dr.Rajeev Sood, from Central Delhi branch was elected as Sr. Vice President and Dr. Alok Bhandari of Westown branch was elected as Vice President of Delhi Medical Association for the year 2017-2018

जनसंख्या सम्बन्धी गृह राज्य मंत्री का बयान राष्ट्र हित में व्यक्त चिन्ता : डा सुरेन्द्र जैन

नई दिल्ली। फरवरी 14, 2016. भारत के गृह राज्य मंत्री श्री किरेन रिजीजू ने हिन्दू जनसंख्या में कमी पर जो कहा है वह एक जिम्मेवार नेता की राष्ट्र हित में व्यक्त एक गहरी चिंता का परिचायक है। विश्व हिन्दू परिषद के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संयुक्त महा मंत्री डा सुरेन्द्र जैन ने इस वयान का विरोध करने वाले नेताओं को आड़े हाथों लेते हुए कहा कि वे ओछी राजनीति के शिकार बनकर अल्पसंख्यक तुष्टिकरण की राजनीति करते हैं जिससे न सिर्फ मुसलमानों, बल्कि, देश का भी अहित हो रहा है। विश्व के सभी सभ्य समाज आज परिवार नियोजन को स्वीकार कर रहे हैं किन्तु ये नेता अपना स्वार्थ सिद्ध करने हेतु आबादी बढ़ाकर उन्हें विकास नहीं, सच्चे विनाश की ओर ले जाकर जिहाद की आग में झोंकने का कार्य कर रहे हैं। मुस्लिम समाज की वर्तमान स्थिति को देख कर आसानी से समझा जा सकता है कि ये नेता उन्हें भारत में भी स्वाभिमान व शान्ति से नहीं रहने देना चाहते। एक तत्थ्य इन राजनेताओं को समझना चाहिए कि स्वयं बौद्ध होते हुए भी, श्री किरेन रिजीजू ने इस विषय पर अपनी चिंता केवल देश हित में ही की है।
उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि विश्व हिन्दू परिषद मुस्लिम समाज का विरोधी नहीं है। हम मानते हैं कि वे सभी इस देश के ही धरती पुत्र हैं जिनके पूर्वज हिन्दू ही थे किन्तु इसी गैंग के कारण उनमें असहष्णुता पनपी। कुछ शताब्दी पूर्व इरान पारसी बाहुल्य होने के कारण वहां विश्व कल्याण कारक शान्ति के स्वर सुनाई देते थे। इसी प्रकार कश्मीर घाटी में मार्तण्ड विश्व विद्यालय के माध्यम से विश्व भर के विद्यार्थियों को विश्व कल्याण का पाठ पढ़ाया जाता था किन्तु आज वहां की स्थिति किसी से छुपी नहीं है। भारत के अन्य राज्यों के मुस्लिम बाहुल्य जिलों में भी गैर मुस्लिम किस तरह का नारकीय जीवन जी रहे हैं, सर्व विदित है.
विश्व हिन्दू परिषद का मत है कि इस सैक्यूलर माफिया को सिर्फ अपने स्वार्थ की ही नहीं, बल्कि, देश व मुस्लिम समाज के हितों पर भी विचार करना चाहिए. हमारी मुस्लिम समाज को भी सलाह है कि वे कठमुल्लों और इस सैक्यूलर गेंग के शिकंजे से बाहर निकल विकास के मार्ग पर बढ़ें न कि जिहादी मानसिकता से विनाश  के मार्ग पर.

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UP Phase II and Uttarakhand date of polls

Electoral security arrangements have been made for tomorrow’s polling for single-phase Assembly elections in Uttarakhand and second phase in Uttar Pradesh.
Uttarakhand, voters will exercise their franchise to elect 69 members of the 70-member Assembly. The elections for Karnaprayag seat in Chamoli district, which was postponed following the death of BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi, will be held on the 9th of next month.
In Uttar Pradesh, polling for the second phase will be held in 67 constituencies spread over 11 districts. Election for the Alapur constituency, which was postponed following SP candidate Chandrashekhar’s death, will also be held on the 9th of next month. The districts going for polls in the second phase include Saharanpur, Bijnore, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri and Badayun. Barricades have been erected at the entry points of districts where round the clock intense search of vehicles is being carried out by security forces.
The Indo-Nepal border and the boundaries connecting to Uttarakhand have been sealed. Special instructions have been given to check illegal money and liquor. Meanwhile, campaigning has intensified in areas going to polls in remaining 5 phases of 7-phase polls in the state. Today is also the last date for filing of nominations for the sixth phase, in which 49 constituencies will go to polls on the 4th of next month. Uttar Pradesh has a 403-member Assembly.
Uttar Pradesh, the nomination filing ends today for 49 Vidhan Sabha seats of sixth phase. A total of 439 candidates had filed nomination till yesterday for this phase.
CEO T Venkatesh said that after the passage of last date of name withdrawal in fifth phase on 13th February, now a total of 618 candidates have been left in fray for 52 seats of fifth phase.
Meanwhile, Campaigning for the second phase of assembly elections ended yesterday evening. The voting will be held on february 15. 67 seats spread over 11 districts will go to polls in this phase. The districts which will go for poll in this phase are Saharanpur, Bijnore, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareily, Amroha, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheeri, Shahjahanpur and Badayun. Elaborate security arrangements are underway for the smooth functioning of the polling process.
There are 721 candidates including 82 women and one third gender in the fray. The fate of these candidates will be decided by 2.28 crore voters, including over 1.04 crore women. There will be 14,771 polling centres and 23,693 polling stations in the second phase.

Three soldiers martyred in encounter with terrorists

Jammu and Kashmir, three soldiers were martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Hajin area of Bandipora district today. Defence spokesman told AIR that five others personnel were also injured in the gun battle that began in the wee hours.
AIR correspondent reports that an unidentified militant believed to be Lashkar e Toiba cadre was also killed in the encounter. A civilian was reported injured after protests erupted near encounter site. Eight other civilians were reported injured during protest demonstrations in different areas that followed after the operation was called off.
Security forces had a tip off about presence of at least three militants in the area. However, two militants are reported to have escaped from the area. On 10th of last month, a Lashkar e Toiba militant was killed and an army man injured in the gunfight in the same area.

Police arrests Jagran.com editor

On violation of Election Commission’s model code of conduct implemented in Uttar Pradesh, Jagran.com’s Editor Shekhar Tripathi was arrested this morning.
On EC’s direction a case was registered yesterday against Shekhar Tripathi including Managing Editor of newspaper Dainik Jaagran and organisation Resource Development International (RDI) for violation of Model Code of conduct. The EC said, the newspaper has published result of exit polls conducted by RDI on the first phase of elections in the state, through their website.
The Commission said the conduct and publication of exit polls amount to offence under Representation of Peoples Act as well as offence under Indian Penal Code. The offence also amounts to disobedience to Order duly promulgated by the Commission.

CM in Waiting,VK Sasikala to 4 year jail term

Supreme Court today convicted AIADMK ad-hoc General Secretary VK Sasikala in a 19-year old disproportionate assets case that also involved late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. In the court’s verdict in the case, Ms Sasikala and her two relatives were found guilty under Prevention of Corruption Act.
A bench of justices PC Ghose and AK Roy directed them to surrender forthwith to the trial court in Bengaluru and serve the remaining part of the four year jail term. The AIADMK General Secretary cannot also contest elections for the next 10 years. The bench, however, abated the appeal proceedings against Ms Jayalalithaa owing to her death.
The apex court set aside Karnataka High Court’s order which had, in May 2015, overturned a trial court’s verdict exonerating Ms Jayalalithaa and Ms Sasikala. Karnataka government had challenged the High Court verdict in the Supreme Court.
Today’s verdict disqualifies Sasikala from becoming a legislator, and she can’t be the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister either. She is locked in a power struggle with acting Chief Minister O Panneerselvam over government formation in the state. Ms Sasikala was elected as the AIADMK’s legislature party leader last week, paving way for her to become the Chief Minister. Panneerselvam had, however, revolted against Ms Sasikala saying he was forced to resign.
VK Sasikala faction elected the serving PWD minister Edappadi Palaniswamy as the new Legislature Party Leader. He was elected by MLAs owing allegiance to Ms Sasikala in a meeting held at the Kuvathur resort near Chennai. Ms Sasikala was also present in the meeting. The letter endorsing Mr Palaniswamy as the new legislature party leader has been sent to Governor Vidyasagar Rao. The legislators also removed O Panneerselvam from the primary membership of the party.
Meanwhile, Mr Panneerselvam has appealed to all AIADMK MLAs and cadres to unite together in the prevailing situation to continue the works left by Ms Jayalalithaa. Following the apex court verdict, he issued a statement promising that there would not be any hesitation from his side to give due importance the leaders of the party were so far enjoying. He has also asked his party cadres not to fall into the ploys of the opposition that tries to create division in the AIADMK. Heavy posse of police personnel are deployed near the beach side resort where Ms Sasikala and her party MLAs are staying.
Principal opposition party the DMK’s working president MK Stalin has welcomed the apex court verdict saying justice has been done in the case. He told media that the judgment would remain a lesson for all politicians. PMK founder Dr Ramadoss has said Tamil Nadu has been spared from a possible political mishap. The VCK chief Thol. Tirumavalavan has favoured fresh elections to the state Assembly.
BJP has termed the verdict as historic. Talking to AIR, party General Secretary Murlidhar Rao said, the verdict will have consequences for Tamil Nadu polity and will also have an impact on national politics. He said, AIADMK has to introspect and select a leader who can provide clean politics and administration. Mr Rao said BJP will support any constructive move in the interest of Tamil Nadu. Congress has said, the Tamil Nadu Governor must call a special assembly session and both the AIADMK factions. Talking to media, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, this is the only way forward.



  1. At about 2355 hrs on 11 Feb 17, Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre Chennai received information from CSG Chennai regarding fishing boat V Matha-2 alongwith 12 crew adrift in approx position 146 n miles Southwest of Porbandar Light view engine failure. The details of the Indian fishing boat are as follows:-

(a)     Name                              :        V Matha-2
(b)     Regd No.                         :        IND-TN-15-MM-4900
(c)     Colour                             :        Green and Black
(d)     No. of Crew                     :        10 (Tamilnadu-04, UP-02, Assam-03,
(e)     Expected date of return   :        1900 hrs on 15 Feb 17
(f)      Owner                            :        Mr Joshen S/o Lazor

  1. On receipt of information, following actions were initiated:-

(a)     MRCC Mumbai issued International Safety Net (ISN) for alerting mariners transiting through the area.

(b)     ICGS Arush was diverted at 0920 hrs on 12 Feb 17 for rendering assistance.

(c)     Coast Guard Dornier aircraft, ex-CGAE Porbandar was launched at 1000 hrs for sea-air coordinated search.

(d)     Further, MRCC Mumbai diverted MT Standorf at 1030 hrs on 12 Feb 17 for rendering assistance.

  1. Coast Guard Dornier established communication with IFB V Matha-2 and arrived datum at 1105 hrs. Mr Joshen, boat master informed that there were ten(10) crew onboard of which one (01) crew was suffering from fever/cold and required medical assistance. The details were relayed to Coast Guard ship Arush and the ship arrived datum at 1530 hrs on 12 Feb 17. Coast Guard Boarding Team was deployed and preliminary investigations revealed following:-

  • The boat departed from Kochi on 02 Jan 17 with eleven(11) crew and entered Veraval port on 04 Feb 17 for replenishment of provisions and fuel.

  • One (01) crew (Mr Martin, Age 39 yrs) was disembarked at Veraval on 04 Feb 17. Subsequently, fishing boat resumed fishing activity.

  • Boat/crew in possession of invalid documents.

  1. ICG ship provided following assistance:-

(a)     Coast Guard Medical Team provided Medical Aid to one (01) crew suffering from severe stomach ache.

  • ICG ship provided provisions and water to the boat.

  • Defect investigation was carried out by ship’s technical staff and observed that boat’s engine had seized view low lub oil.

  1. Since defect rectification was not feasible at sea, ICGS Arush took the boat under tow at 1715 hrs on 12 Feb 17 and commenced towing towards Porbandar. Coast Guard ship alongwith fishing boat ‘V Matha-2’ is entered Porbandar at 1730 hrs on 13 Feb 17. Joint interrogation is planned AM 14 Feb 17.

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