Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sagar Burma News:

Sagar Burma News:

Aussie PM Kevin Rudd Visit India

Australian PM Kevin Rudd on Wednesday on a surprise visit to his country's troops in Afghanistan.The Afghan president's office said Australia has about 1,550 troops in Afghanistan--the largest contribution of any country outside NATO, mainly focused on training an Afghan National Army brigade in the southern province of Uruzgan.Eleven Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion, the most recent in July.Opinion polls have consistently shown that the war is unpopular among many Australians. Rudd, who ousted conservative leader John Howard in 2007 elections, fulfilled a campaign promise to pull Australia's troops out of Iraq but has consistently said Australia will keep troops in Afghanistan until the threat of terrorism spreading from the country is ended. Karzai's office did not give any details of Rudd's location or how long he was expected to stay for security reasons.Australian Defense Minister John Faulkner said last month that he didn't want to see his country's troops stay in Afghanistan a day longer than was necessary, although he had no plans to draw down the troop strength.Faulkner said Australian troops were focused on training an Afghan National Army brigade ``so they can take the responsibility for security in the province.' Australian Prime Minister, Mr Kevin Rudd, is on visit India on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 November 2009, his first visit to India as Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s travel to India follows the recent visits by the Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, Julia Gillard, and Australia’s ministers for Immigration and Citizenship, Trade, Foreign Affairs and the Australian Treasurer. Together these visits demonstrate the first order priority Australia is giving to the relationship with India. Mr Rudd will visit India for meetings with business and political leaders. His discussions will cover the full breadth of the fast growing Australia-India relationship including strategic affairs; our shared multilateral priorities; energy and climate change; sport; high-end science, technology and education collaboration; and the fast growing economic and trade partnership. Mr Rudd will give two major addresses (on strategic affairs and the business relationship) during the visit.Mr Rudd will meet Prime Minister Singh in New Delhi and will announce a series of important initiatives that will take the Australia-India relationship to the front rank of Australia’s international partnerships. Prime Minister’s Kevin Rudd visit had been planned for January 2009 but was delayed due to Dr Singh’s health and the Indian elections. During the PM Kevin Rudd visit the topic slated are 'Racial attacks on Indian students in Australia , maritime security and cooperation in the field of energy are expected to be high on the agenda of talks the Australian Prime Minister Mr Kevin Rudd will have with Indian leaders during his two day visit to New Delhi beginning today . Trade and economic ties including the proposed Free Trade Area are also likely to be on the table. Mr Kevin who arrived in the capital this evening will also have a wide range of discussions on bilateral , regional and global issues with the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in the evening .Briefing media on the visit External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said that India attaches highest importance to the safety of Indians living in Australia . Our correspondent says a number of important initiatives to take forward the relationshiop between the two countries are also expected to be announced.

German unification day

German unification day

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India -EU inks total fusion

India -EU inks total fusion

Ban ask to share Jerusalem

Ban Ki-moon stressed that the international community does not recognize Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem.UN back report by Richard Goldstone details what it says is evidence of war crimes committed by Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters.Ban adds Jerusalem must be the capital of two States – Israel and Palestine – living side-by-side in peace and security, with arrangements for the holy sites acceptable to all, if peace in the Middle East is to be achieved, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today. “This is the road to the fulfilment of both the vision of [United Nations] Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, and the yearning for peace of people from all over the world,” said in a message to the Jerusalem International Forum in Rabat, Morocco. He cited as obstacles to peace continued Israeli evictions and house demolitions in East Jerusalem, closure of Palestinian institutions there, and the expansion of settlements contrary to international law and the Roadmap peace plan espoused by the Quartet – UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States – that seeks a two-State solution to the conflict.“These actions exacerbate tensions, prejudge final status issues, and often have tragic human consequences,” he added in the message, delivered by Robert H. Serry, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Mr. Ban’s Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. “I reiterate the repeated calls of the Quartet and the wider international community for Israel to freeze settlement activity, cease provocative and unilateral actions, and reopen Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem.” Mr. Ban voiced concern at recent episodes of tension at the Haram Ash-Sharif/Temple Mount compound in East Jerusalem, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, and the potential for further clashes, also citing the “sensitive excavations” by Israel in reconstructing a ramp to the site. “We all share a responsibility to promote calm,” he declared. “Today, access into East Jerusalem remains severely restricted by checkpoints, permits and the [Israeli] barrier, whose route is contrary to the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice. “These measures separate families, limit Palestinian economic development and make it difficult for residents of the West Bank to access specialized medical facilities,” he added, urging Israel to respect the “organic relationship” between East Jerusalem and the remainder of the West Bank. “Only with the achievement of a two-State solution, and a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, will Jerusalem be fully restored to its rightful place as a symbol of sanctity, brotherhood and peace for the entire world,” he concluded. At a news conference in New York, Mr. Ban reiterated his warning that disturbances at the Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount compound and other events in Jerusalem can undermine trust throughout the region. “I call upon all to avoid provocative acts,” he said. He also called on Israel to re-open its borders with Gaza to allow in reconstruction material 10 months after the end of its three-week assault on Hamas there, noting that a donors’ conference in Egypt raised $4.5 billion in financial aid for the purpose. “Little if any of that money has been delivered,” he said. “Families have not been able to rebuild their homes. Clinics and schools are still in ruins. I urge Israel to accept the UN reconstruction proposals as set forth, recognizing that the only true guarantee of peace is people’s well-being and security.” He called on both Israel and the Palestinians to carry out “full, independent and credible investigations” in accordance with the recommendations of a UN commission led by Justice Richard Goldstone, a former prosecutor at the UN war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, which found evidence that both sides committed serious war crimes in the Gaza war. He said he was aware both were now going to have their own investigations. “I have not received any further details, but that is positive, I would say,” he added. “I have been repeatedly urging the Israeli Government to institute a credible domestic investigation process.” Israel rejected the Goldstone report, saying it is "biased" and "one-sided." The 192-nation UN General Assembly Thursday voted 114-18 to adopt a resolution to call upon both Israel and Palestine to conduct "independent and credible" investigations of the alleged war crimes during the 22-day Gaza conflict which broke out on Dec.27, 2008. The resolution was adopted after more than 40 countries, including Israel, took the floor at the two-day plenary General Assembly session on the Goldstone report, which accused both Israel and Hamas militants of war crimes in the Gaza conflict, which left more than 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis killed. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told a special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory that the situation in East Jerusalem and Gaza were matters of concern, with numerous clashes in and around the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in recent weeks. The stringent restrictions imposed by Israel on Palestinians wishing to enter the mosque must be lifted for Palestinians to exercise their right to worship, she said, adding that home demolitions in East Jerusalem continued in violation of international humanitarian law and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Israelis argue they were acting in self-defence against years of rocket attacks by the militant Islamist movement Hamas, and took as much care for civilians as possible while fighting a non-conventional force embedded in the population.

Israel rejects U.N. assembly vote on Gaza war | Reuters

Israel rejects U.N. assembly vote on Gaza war | Reuters

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sarkozy for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Sarkozy for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

India's foreign affairs talk of town

India's foreign affairs talk of town

Economic growth inflation on rise

Economic growth inflation on rise

Poor monsoon agriculture loss

Poor monsoon agriculture loss

India’s Gradual emergence as a powerful power in Asia

India’s Gradual emergence as a powerful power in Asia

Thai Deputy PM Indo- Thai trade opportunities

Thai Deputy PM Indo- Thai trade opportunities

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in India

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in India

India, Asean Ok free trade

India, Asean Ok free trade

India offers FTA China Japan

India offers FTA China Japan

Barack Obama to visit Asian countries

Barack Obama to visit Asian countries

Merkel thanks US in Congress

Merkel thanks US in Congress

YouTube - New Delhi (India) 12 October 2009

YouTube - New Delhi (India) 12 October 2009

Dr Kirchner will visit Agra,Mumbai.

Dr Kirchner will visit Agra,Mumbai.

India Norway ink MoU on climate change

India Norway ink MoU on climate change

ASEAN meet of Singh,Wen cordial

ASEAN meet of Singh,Wen cordial

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OIL Crisis :Need Global Regulatory Body | NowPublic News Coverage

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Lehman,Merill,AIG melts global market

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