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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Dussehra 2017 - Celebrations on full swing to welcome biggest festival of nation Diwali

Dussehra or Vijayadashami marks the end of the nine-day long festive journey of Navratras. While the northern and southern parts of the country commemorates it as the day of Ram's victory over Ravana. Though each state adds its own flavour to Dussehra, its symbolism remains the same - the triumph of good over evil.  

It is symbolic of new beginnings and therefore marks the onset of preparations for the festival of lights - Diwali, which comes twenty days after the festival.

Enormous effigies of Ravana, who had abducted Sita, are burnt along with that of his brothers Meghanada and Kumbakaran in the northern and southern part of the country as part of Dussehra celebrations. Ramlila performances, which involve people enacting the life and glory of Ram through short plays, also form an essential part of the revelry.

The eastern part adds its own flavour to the grandeur where it is celebrated as Vijayadashmi - the day of Durga's return to heaven after purifying the world of evil forces. One of the most popular features of this day is the Shindur Khela, where married women smear vermilion on each other after making offerings to the goddess, to keep the joys of their married lives intact.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Delhi Gang Rape girl was freedom fighter

According to the experts the girl "Damini" was freedom fighter of the country.But here the freedom fighter was protesting for her safety from her country mates.It is very shame for us and our country that we cannot protect our daughters in a independent country.So the question is What's the use of  getting independence .
According to us ,Britishers are far better than Indians .At least they don't do such nonsense things.

Today I was shocked when I heard that the six people also tried to mow the girl and her friend down under the bus.As the Delhi Police is set to submit its charge sheet before the trial court on Thursday, more details of the horrific crime that has shaken the nation's conscience are tumbling out.

When we had discussed this whole case with the country then we had different opinions about giving punishment to the defaulters.Majority of the people wants that the defaulters should be treated so badly during their lifestyle.

We will also discuss more issues on this case.We are also giving our suggestions to the central government .
But for making the strict laws and actions ,we want your support.So please send us your valuable suggestions on our email so that we can try to make strict laws.You can also give your views by commenting on this post.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

M.F Husain passes away

Indian famous artist who was well known for his paintings is now no more in this world.He died in London today after being unwell for over a month.He was 95.His paintings on goddesses Durga and Saraswati invited the wrath of Hindu groups which attacked his house in 1998 and vandalised his art works.

He left India in february 2006 and was offered Qatari citizenship in January 2010, which he accepted.As he had not responded to summons from an Indian district court in Haridwar, his properties in India were attached as per court orders and a bailable warrant was issued against him by the court.

Though Husain had been saying that he was keen to return to India, his wish had remained unfulfilled.
Three of Husain paintings recently topped a Bonham's auction here, going under the hammer for Rs2.32 crore with an untitled oil work in which the legendary artist combined his iconic subject matters -- horse and woman -- fetching Rs1.23 crore alone.

Monday, January 10, 2011

India soon to fly first fighter jet built at home

The Indian military Monday cleared for production a fighter jet that will be the first plane flown by its national air force that was designed and built at home.
The air force is expected to start flying the first squadron next year after years of production delays and cost overruns. State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics LTD is building the planes with components from many international manufacturers, an analyst said.
India's first indigenously developed fighter aircraft takes a flight during a function in Bangalore, India, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. India's defense ministry has approved the production of Tejas, after years of development delays and cost overruns, an official said. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)Defense Minister A.K. Antony announced the production clearance for the first 20 Light Combat Aircraft and put the total requirement forIndia's air force and navy at around 200.
India's Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik said the aircraft "taking wing is a dream coming true."
The fighter jet will be armed with missiles for air-to-ground and air-to-air combat. The navy's version will be able to take off from sea carriers for air-to-sea combat.
The planes are powered by General Electric 404-F engines. Key components such as radar, weaponry and avionics come from IsraelRussia and some European countries, said Rahul Bedi, a New Delhi-based analyst for the independent Jane's Information Group.
The first 20 aircraft will cost India nearly 20 billion rupees ($444.40 million), Bedi said.
India started the ambitious project in 1982 and originally planned to test its own engine in 1996. In the meantime, it began testing a prototype of the airframe using an engine made by U.S.-based General Electric Aircraft Engines.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gurjars call off agitation for job quota in Rajasthan

Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla after a meeting Energy Minister Jitendra Singh in Jaipur on Tuesday evening. Photo: Rohit Jain ParasThe Gurjars, demanding 5% quota in jobs in Rajasthan, tonight called off their 17-day agitation after the state government assured them that it will complete within six months the collection of quantifiable data for the purpose.
"I have called off the agitation. I am satisfied with what the state government has offered to us," Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, spearheading the agitation, told reporters after holding talks with chief minister Ashok Gehlot and a committee of ministers appointed by the state government.
Bainsla and his team agreed with the government's assurance that it would complete the collection of quantifiable data within six months and keep 4% backlog of services.
"The government has promised that the quantifiable data shall be ready within six months. Four per cent backlog will be kept while 1% reservation will continue. Many other facilities for students have also been promised," Bainsla said after signing an agreement with the government in this regard.
Home minister Shanti Dhariwal said the government will file a review petition in the Rajasthan high court to consider 5% reservation under the special backward classes (SBC) category for Gurjars, Gadia Lohar, Raika-Rebari and Banjaras in Rajasthan till the quantifiable data exercise is completed.
Dhariwal said the government will complete the collection of quantifiable data within six months and submit it to the other backward classes (OBC) commission as directed by the high court on December 22 last year.
A delegation of around 40 members led by Bainsla first held a meeting with the committee of ministers comprising home minister Dhariwal, energy minister Jitendra Singh, himself a Gurjar, and transport minister BK Sharma for over seven hours.
After the meeting, the Gurjar leaders signed an agreement with the state government and later met Gehlot at the chief minister's office and called off the agitation.
According to the agreement, the government has promised to withdraw all cases lodged against the agitators. A three-member committee headed by additional chief secretary (home) PK Dev will decide upon 170cases in which charge sheets have been filed in courts.
The committee will decide within two months on such cases. The remaining 254 cases lodged during 2010-11 will also be disposed of within the same duration.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2G scam: Raja resigns, DMK says it's still part of Union Government

New Delhi:  After meeting the Prime Minister this evening, Telecom Minister A Raja confirmed that he had resigned.

"In order to avoid embarrassment to the Government and maintain peace and harmony in Parliament, my leader (DMK chief M Karunanidhi) has advised me to resign. I will prove my innocence, I did every thing in accordance with the law. I did a revolution in the Telecom sector. My conscience is clear. I did much for the country, for my people." Raja said. (Watch: A Raja speaks after meeting the PM)

Raja's alleged role in the 2G scam had allowed the Opposition to accuse the government of permitting corruption within its ranks.  Parliament was stalled all of last week by the Opposition which demanded that raja be sacked.

Just a short while before that, an impatient Raja told reporters at the Delhi airport that there was no  question of him stepping down.However, through the day, the hectic political activity in Delhi and Chennai suggested the opposite. In Delhi,the Congress' top rung, including the Prime Minster and Sonia Gandhi met to discuss Raja's exit.
In Chennai, Raja met with DMK chief Karunanidhi twice before heading to Delhi.  At one point, seven senior Congress leaders, including Finance Minister P Chidamabaram were reportedly in touch with the DMK to orchestrate Raja's exit.
Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said that the Congress'  crucial alliance with the DMK remains unchanged, ending speculation over whether Karunanidhi would exit the UPA Government at the Centre over Raja. The DMK provides the support of 18 MPs to the centre. Karunanidhi was worried about how the dismissal of Raja, a Dalit leader, would be perceived by voters. Tamil Nadu votes in a few months for its  next government. The DMK still maintains that Raja has done no wrong.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar described Raja's resignation as a victory of the people. 
Raja's term as Telecom Minister seemed headed for an abrupt end after a report by the Government's auditor last week blamed him for costing the government close toRs. 1.76 lakh crores by undervaluing 2G spectrum in 2008, and, by following unfair practices in deciding who would be awarded 2G licenses.  The Comptroller and Auditor General's report (CAG) was leaked to the media.  It is to be tabled in Parliament shortly.
The Supreme Court which is monitoring the case is scheduled to hear the matter on Monday. Raja's resignation, hours ahead of that hearing, may have been stage-managed by the Government to avoid more embarrAssment in court.  At an earlier hearing, the court asked why Raja had not been removed from office.
The Opposition has also been asking for a Joint Parliamentary Commiittee to investigate the scam. So far, the Government has not agreed to that demand.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Subir Gokarn concerned over decline in industrial growth

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn  expressed concern over the sharp fall in factory output growth, saying the latest numbers are disconcerting.
However, he was quick to add that the other key indicators such as corporate earnings and tax collection numbers show that the recovery process is on track, though they may not be as explosive as it was some quarters back.
“The IIP (index of industrial production) is suggesting somewhat of a deceleration (in the growth process). 5.5 (per cent) in August and 4.4 per cent in September, a lot of that deceleration is coming in from a sharp decline in capital goods, which, of course, must raise some concerns,” Mr. Gokarn told a Chief Financial Officers’ Summit organised by the Indian Industries in Mumbai on Saturday.
“Whether this deceleration reflects a slowdown in investment activities? If that is the case, is it reflecting the cost of funding, is it reflecting weaker expectations of future growth or a combination of the two? All of these is a matter of concern,” the Deputy Governor further said.
For the second month in a row, the factory production numbers almost halved to 4.4 per cent in September, which is a 16-month low from 8.2 per cent in the year-ago period.
The September figure is the lowest since the recovery got underway and reflects a slowdown in demand across the sectors, as interest rates rose in response to RBI’s tight monetary moves.
Even the revised August numbers at 6.3 per cent are way off the comfort level of the Finance Ministry, which is eyeing an over 8.5 per cent GDP expansion this fiscal.
Stating that IIP numbers alone are not the true indicators of the growth picture, Mr. Gokarn said, “The other indicators are not so negative. If we look at tax collections and corporate earnings, things don’t look so bad, don’t suggest a massive meltdown.
“Both these numbers suggest that there may not be an explosive momentum in production but there is a robustness to it.”
“(Therefore), we cannot rely exclusively on one set of numbers to arrive at a conclusion,” Mr. Gokarn concluded.
Reacting to the number, a disappointed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had said, “We will have to analyse why that is happening. And after that considered comments can be made. But it’s a matter of concern.”

West Bengal University (Barasat) Results Announced

West Bengal: West Bengal State University, Barasat has announced the B.A. / B.Sc / B.Com / B.B.A. Part-I (Hons & General) Examinations Results 2010 today on November 13. The Barasat University B.A. / B.Sc / B.Com / B.B.A. Part-I (Hons & General) Results 2010 are now available online.
Candidates who have been appeared for the B.A. / B.Sc / B.Com / B.B.A. Part-I (Hons & General) Examinations for the session 2008-09, can check their results online on the below mentioned website:
All the best guys!! From all the team members of 

Asian Games 2010: Narang won second silver for India

Gagan Narang has brought India its second silver in Shooting in the 16th Asian Games 2010.

Before this , Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput clinching the silver in the 10m air rifle team event on Saturday for India.It was expected that Shooting would play a major role in keeping India in Top 5. Shooter Gagan Narang has also won second silver for India in the 10m air rifle individual shooting event.

India finished seventh in the women's team event of the 10 metre air rifle event while the men's team finished fifth in the 50 metre pistol. None of the Indians could qualify for the final of the women's 10 metre air rifle event, but Navyman Omkar Singh finished fifth and qualified for the final of the men's 50 metre pistol event at the Aoti shooting range.

As of now, China is on top with three gold medals, one silver medal. Japan is on second spot with one gold medal and two silver medals and Korea is on third spot with one bronze medal. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

RBI allows banks to trade in currency options

RBI allows banks to trade in currency optionsThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday allowed banks to be trading and clearing members of exchange-traded currency options subject to fulfilling of conditions related to net worth, capital adequacy ratio, and net profit, among others.
"All other scheduled commercial banks are permitted to participate in the exchange-traded currency options market only as clients," the Reserve Bank of India said in a release.

The National Stock Exchange (USE) and the United Stock Exchange (USE) will go live with trading in currency options in the dollar-rupee pair from Friday.

Obama will celebrate Diwali with Mumbai school kids along Michelle

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama Obama will celebrate Diwali with Mumbai school kids along Michelle
US President Barack Obama will start his visit from November 6 means on Diwali day. Obama give the condolence message of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
Obama will celebrate the Diwali with the school children in Mumbai with his wife First Lady Michelle Obama.
White House top official said Obama would also visit the Gandhi Museum in Mumbai where he is also scheduled to attend a major business meeting, before heading to New Delhi.
Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication, Ben Rhodes said that “The first event that the President will do will be a statement at the Taj Hotel, where he’s staying, to commemorate the Mumbai terrorist attacks.”
Obama will stay in Mumbai for two days and discuss about the future partnership between US and India.
“The President was honored to be invited by the Indians to speak before their parliament,” Rhodes said.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Prasar Bharti CEO defends CWG broadcasting deal

The multi-crore Commonwealth Games broadcast deal followed all rules - Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli claims the payment was approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
Following allegations of corruption involved in the Commonwealth Games broadcasting rights - Prasar Bharti CEO BS Lalli has come out to defend the deal with British SIS Live Communications.
Prasar Bharti CEO defends CWG broadcasting deal
Lalli says the Information and Broadcasting Ministry approved the deal and the original contract was not changed. SIS Live Communications was given the Rs 246 crore broadcasting contract for Commonwealth Games including coverage of Games at all venues as also the opening and closing ceremonies. SIS Live Communications, it was alleged, was in violation of tax laws and that the top brass of Prasar Bharti had shown undue haste in disbursing payments even when its own member finance had advised against it.
Whatever payment procedures were there, they were as per an approved payment schedule. The minister's approval is required. All payment to SIS Live Communications was approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
The charges that have been levelled against Prasar Bharti are that contract clauses like termination clause and bank guarantee were changed after bid was won by SIS Live and contract signed.
Prasar Bharti's reply to this was that the top most law officer in the country cleared details of the contract, and no clauses were changed to benefit anyone, after contract was signed.
There were also charges that said Prasar Bharti repeatedly ignored advice from member finance.
The CEO of Prasar Bharti, however, said that all decisions were taken after wide consultations and not done individually and approval was needed from ministry at various levels and it was taken.
For the records, Information and Broadcasting Ministry had advised Prasar Bharti in a 2008 letter to take into account opposition of member finance.
Prasar Bharti in its reply stated that the Information and Broadcasting Ministry eventually took a comprehensive view and the awarding of the contract had the approval from Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.
Meanwhile, the BJP has now demanded a joint parliamentary body to investigate the issues.

Rajasthan Royals move court against BCCI

New Delhi:  Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals have moved the Bombay High Court against the expulsion order issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 
A legal battle could affect the fourth season of the IPL. 
The Royals took the legal route after BCCI president Shashank Manohar said there was no question on reversing the board's decision expelling the Jaipur team. This despite a letter from the Royals requesting for a meeting to sort out what they called "misunderstandings". 
The Rajasthan Royals have issued a statement confirming that they have filed a legal petition. A spokesman said: "We have tried to meet with the BCCI to understand the basis for the termination, which was received without notice. We do not understand what we have done wrong, and it is therefore our duty to the fans of the IPL, our employees, our players and our partners to pursue the matter. The matter is expected to be listed this Wednesday. We would not like to state anything further since the matter is sub judice."
The appeal made by the Rajasthan Royals in the High Court has been filed as Jaipur IPL vs BCCI. The matter is expected to come up in the court of Justice SJ Vazifdar.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Karnataka: Centre unlikely to opt for President's Rule

Bangalore:  The obligatory fireworks and sweets were produced at the BJP office in Bangalore after the government won its trust vote, but the celebrations seemed both forced and premature.

Within hours came the news that the Karnataka Governor, HR Bhardwaj, had, in a report to the Centre, described the vote as "a farce" and recommended President's rule. Then Law Minister Veerappa Moily weighed in, stating on NDTV that the BJP government in Karnataka was in a minority and that "fear psychosis had been created in the Assembly." (Read: Law Minister backs Governor) | (Read: Karnataka crisis: Governor steps in, sends advisory to Speaker)

However, sources tell NDTV that the Centre is unlikely to push for President's Rule. What it would prefer is another floor test.

That's unlikely to sit well with the BJP, which has already accused the Governor of being partisan. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Russia offers India commercial aircraft production unit

Russian Defence Minister A.E. Serdyukov with his Indian counter A.K. Antony in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Russia has offered India a joint production venture of Russian-Ukrainian commercial aircraft.
A team of visiting Russian aviation industry representatives discussed with officials of the India Commerce Ministry the possibility of launching the proposed production unit in India, Ria Novosti said quoting an unnamed official.
“Russians requested us to help them find a good partner for setting up a manufacturing unit for production of regional jets, including AN-148,” the official said.
AN-148 is a modern regional aircraft designed for passenger, cargo-passenger and cargo transportation on domestic and international routes.
The aircraft was designed by Antonov Aeronautical Scientific and Technical Complex. The aircraft manufacturing is carried out under license at JSC “Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company” (VASO JSC), Voronezh, Russia.
India and Russia share a long standing strategic partnership and the two countries are involved in many military hardware joint ventures.
The two nations on Thursday signed a protocol agreement to jointly design and develop fifth generation fighter aircraft and multi-role transport aircraft.
India as of now is not producing any passenger jets and Western majors have the major market share in long and middle range airplanes in the country.


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