Monday, April 8, 2019

Sagar media inc Turkey Erdo─čan heading to Moscow today to meet his Russian counterpart Putin. Third meeting this year Agenda may be US warns on Turkey go Russian S-400 air defense systems. Turkish Stream gas pipeline & Akkuyu nuke plant Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria

Japan head to the polls



People across Japan are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect governors, mayors and local lawmakers. For national parties, it's an opportunity to fortify their base in the lead up to Upper House elections this summer.

Polling stations began opening at 7 a.m. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito are hoping for big wins to ensure their political agenda maintains momentum. But opposition parties see Sunday's vote as an opportunity to chip away at the ruling bloc.

Some issues cut across multiple regions... such as how to maintain services in rural areas struggling with a declining population.

11 prefectural governor seats are up for grabs...with two races generating most of the attention.

The northern prefecture of Hokkaido is the only race where the ruling and opposition blocs directly face off.

And in Osaka, the main issue dominating the campaign is what's known as the "Osaka metropolis plan," which would abolish Osaka City and reorganize it into special wards just like Tokyo.

Sunday's elections will also determine the mayors of 6 big cities, along with 17 municipal and 41 prefectural assemblies.

But two trends have been emerging in recent years. There's been a noticeable drop in voter turnout to about 50 percent. And just over a quarter of the prefectural assembly seats have candidates running unopposed.

Ballot counting will begin after the polls close at 8 p.m.

PM Li Keqiang EU tour begin

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will travel to Europe on Monday for a series of high-level meetings to consolidate China-Europe cooperation at a time when changes and uncertainties are rattling the European continent.
The visit, which will last till Friday, will take Li to Brussels for an annual gathering with European Union (EU) leaders, and to Croatia for an official visit and a leaders' meeting of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs).
This is the first overseas trip to be made by the Chinese premier this year and is set to inject new impetus into the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership.
"We believe that this meeting will take the China-EU dialogue and cooperation to a new level, and strengthen the stability, mutual benefit and strategic significance of our relations," said Zhang Ming, head of the Chinese Mission to the EU.

Robert Vadra to campaign for Congress in UP

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Better late than never businessman Robert Vadra son in law to  Mrs Sonia  Gandhi brother in law to Congress President said he is going to campaign for Congress pan India as per ANI reports on tweets.
Roberts campaign in UP forgone conclusion will put Congress trinity on Election turf with analyses watching best of trinity to rejuvenate failing Congress in aggressive attacks rather than promises to common mass is important mass of this election campaign.
Robert Vadra hailing from business community need to keep words braving his emotions fall to wisdom to bring laurels to his wife Priyanka 's family, is it turning level field.

Wife of Ghosn disturbed

The wife of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn says she left Japan because she felt she was in danger following her husband's latest arrest.

Carlos Ghosn's wife urges French government to help ex-Nissan chairman
Carlos Ghosn was arrested for the fourth time last Thursday on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust over Nissan funds sent to a dealership in Oman.
Carole Ghosn arrived in Paris and spoke with the weekly newspaper, Journal du Dimanche, which published her interview on Sunday.
The French newspaper quoted Carole Ghosn as saying that when her husband was re-arrested, Japanese investigators confiscated her Lebanese passport, computer and cell phone and asked her to agree to voluntary questioning.
She said she refused the demands on the advice of their attorneys.
Carole Ghosn said she left Japan on Friday evening, using a US passport. She said the French ambassador to Japan accompanied her to an airport boarding gate.
She also revealed that while freed on bail, her husband had a video taken of him making his case in English.
She was quoted as saying that he wanted to point out who was responsible for the circumstances he is facing. She said her husband's lawyers will soon make the video public.
Carole Ghosn has criticized the Japanese judicial system for the lengthy detention of her husband in what she sees as an attempt to get him to confess. In the interview, she reiterated the criticism and asked the French government to approach Japanese authorities.

 

China and the United States decided to continue their consultations regarding outstanding issues after they wrapped up their ninth round of high-level #trade talks in Washington.
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Sensex to hover down. With election round the economy does not perform to its optimum with tendering and letter of awards do not come up with speed.
Official Machinery diversion another cause of slow corporate pause imminent.
Hence slow down this quarter.

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Pak media reports Indian Deputy HC summoned to Foreign Office in Islamabad to warn his country against any misadventure targeting Pakistan.
 
 
Pakistan daily misadventures ceasefire violation are on rise with suicide bombers attack. why not  Pakista mend halt incursion J&K boders
 
 
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American Airlines said it will extend cancellations of 90 flights a day crisisMax 737
US Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigns.
China’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $3.0988 trillion by the end of March, official data showed

Weather outlook

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Find here  latest weather outlook for India
Monday
Cyclonic circulation over northeastern parts of India coupled with an anti-cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal is likely to lead to weather instability in the region. Scattered rain or snow and thunderstorms is likely over Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, and Manipur
The convergence of northwesterly winds from northern India and southwesterly winds from an anti-cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal form a shear line over Eastern India. These weather conditions are likely to cause widespread rain and thunderstorms over West Bengal. Similarly, Isolated rain and thunderstorms are likely over Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
A Western Disturbance of north India is likely to cause scattered snow or rain and thunderstorms over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Isolated snow or rain and thunderstorms are also likely over Uttarakhand.
Isolated rain and thunderstorms are also possible over Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, a cyclonic circulation, induced by the WD, which is located over Rajasthan will lead to dust storms in Delhi and NCR.
Isolated rain and thunderstorms are likely over Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Max temperatures of 40°C or more likely over Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.
Air quality will be poor or very poor across the country. PM2.5 index in Delhi will remain at “unhealthy” to “hazardous” levels.
Tuesday and beyond
The prevailing weather conditions in northeastern and eastern India will trigger widespread rain or snow and thunderstorms over Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, and Manipur. Isolated rain and thunderstorms are likely over West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Scattered snow or rain and thunderstorms are likely over Jammu & Kashmir due to the continuing Western Disturbance. Isolated snow or rain and thunderstorms are likely over Himachal Pradesh.
Another WD will start affecting north India from Wednesday onwards.
Isolated rain and thunderstorms are likely over Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Max temperatures of 40°C or more likely over Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.
Air quality will be poor or very poor across the country, especially in the major cities like Delhi.

Carlos Ghosn quits Nissan

The former Nissan chair back in custody just a month after being released on bail.

Nissan shareholders have removed former Chairman Carlos Ghosn from the company's board.
Ghosn no longer holds any post at the company, ending a nearly two-decade relationship.
At an extraordinary shareholders meeting, Nissan President and CEO Hiroto Saikawa apologized for the scandal, which has seen Ghosn hit with several allegations of financial wrongdoing.
Saikawa said that regardless of how cleverly the wrongdoing was carried out, past and present management, including him, are taking their responsibilities extremely seriously.
Saikawa reiterated that he will strive to restore public trust in the automaker. But that may not be enough. Some shareholders asked top managers to take more responsibility.
Shareholders appointed Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard as a new board member.
That completes the review of Nissan's management as it tries to start a post-Ghosn chapter.
The board also kicked out Greg Kelly, a former top aide to Ghosn who has also been charged with financial wrongdoing. Ghosn and Kelly deny all the charges against them.
Press Release
06th April 2019
Dear Friends,  

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) commissioned perhaps the largest ever Voter Survey in any country. The survey was conducted between October 2018 and December 2018, prior to the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019. It covered 534 Lok Sabha constituencies with 2,73,487 voters participating in this exercise spread among various demographics. The three main objectives of this survey were to identify the following: (i) voters’ priorities on specific governance issues, (ii) voters’ ratings of the government's performance on those issues, and (iii) factors affecting voting behaviour.

Focusing on Assam, this report provides an analysis of 10 most important governance issues as rated by the voters of Assam (out of the 31 listed in the questionnaire). These voters’ priorities are further examined in relation to the performance of the Government on those issues as perceived by the respondents. A three-level scale of GOOD, AVERAGE and BAD was used, where GOOD was given weightage equal to 5, Average was weighted 3 and BAD was weighted as 1.The survey covered approximately 7,000 respondents across all 14 constituencies in Assam. 

KEY FINDINGS

§   The Assam Survey 2018 shows that Better Employment Opportunities (47.99%), Better Hospitals/Primary Healthcare Centres (45.78%), and Better Roads (34.56%) arethe top three voters’ priorities in overall Assam.
§   The performance of the government on all top three voters’ priorities of Better Employment Opportunities (2.04 on a scale of 5), Better Hospitals/Primary Healthcare Centres (2.08), and Better Roads (2.30) was rated as Below Average. 
§   In rural Assam, top most voters’ priorities were Better Hospitals/Primary Healthcare Centres (51%), Better Employment Opportunities (45%), and Agriculture Loan Availability (44%).
§   The performance of the government on rural voters’ priorities of Better Hospitals/Primary Healthcare Centres (2.12 on a scale of 5), Better Employment Opportunities (2.08), and Agriculture Loan Availability (2.08)  was rated as Below Average. 
§   In addition, the government has performed poorly in providing Agriculture Subsidy for Seeds/Fertilisers (1.97) and Availability of Water for Agriculture (2.05) in rural Assam.
§   For the urban voters in Assam, the top most priorities were Better Employment Opportunities (55%), Better Roads (50%), and Lower Food Prices for Consumers (39%).
§   The performance of the government on urban voters’ priorities of Better Employment Opportunities (1.93 on a scale of 5), Better Roads (2.15), and Lower Food Prices for Consumers (1.97) was rated as Below Average.
§   In addition, the government has performed poorly in providing Electricity for Domestic Use (1.94) and Better Hospitals/ Primary Healthcare Centres (1.99) in urban Assam.
Top 3 Voters’ Priorities and the Performance of Government in Assam – Overall and Rural & Urban

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Graph 1: Assam - Top 3 overall Voters’ Priorities and Government’s Performance Ranking


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Graph 2: Assam - Rural & Urban Breakup of Voters' Priorities and Government's Performance

Attachment: Attached is the detailed Assam Survey Report 2018. We believe that the assessment report can be an important tool in engendering improvements within all institutions in refining their own institutional practices and developing better oversight of other bodies. We hope the report will be instrumental in starting a coordinated effort to work together to ensure the most efficient use of resources to serve the nation as a whole. Please find a link to the report on our website.  

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