Saturday, April 30, 2011

Yuva Satta to fight Local elections

Yuva Satta to fight Local elections
The State Working Committee of the Yuva Satta, the youth wing of the Lok Satta Party, today decided to field candidates in the ensuring elections to panchayats, mandal praja parishads, and zilla parishads.
Giving this information in a media statement, Mr. Dasari Ratnam, Yuva Satta President, said that the organization had initiated necessary training programs State wide as part of its plan to develop 10,000 young leaders in the next two years.The Yuva Satta, he said, would mobilize the youth to fight against corruption and social inequality and for political reforms. It would educate them on skill development and livelihood avenues. Lok Satta Party Working President D. V. V. S. Varma, General Secretary Katari Sinivasa Rao, and Yuva Satta Coordinator Dr. Panduranga Rao addressed the meeting, which was attended by Vidyarthi Satta leaders too.
Mr. Ratnam said that he aimed at making the Lok Satta a party of the youth, considering that youth accounted for the bulk of India’s population and the country’s future depended on them.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

UN team arrives in Tripoli

UN team has arrived in Tripoli to investigate the allegations of human rights violations in Libya since the start of the conflict in February. The team was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council following the Libyan government's crackdown on protesters.

The government has said that it will co-operate with the inquiry. The three investigators say they will look at all alleged abuses, including those which the government says have been committed by rebels or Nato forces.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

United Nations Conference on the Global Financial and Economic

Dear Invitee, Nonprofit/NGO Colleague,

On behalf of the organizing and scientific working committee, the United Nations invites you to a Four-day summit of Economists,Educationists,Administrators,Manufacturers,Researchers,Non-Governmental

Organizations,Religious Leaders, Community Organizations, individuals from the public and Private Sector from 21 - 24 May, 2011 in London (UK) to assess the worst global economic down turn since the Great

Depression.The aim is to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the transformation of the international financial architecture,

taking into account the needs and concerns of all countries of the world.

The United Nations summit coming up in May was mandated at the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development, held in June 2009 in New-York. Member States requested the General Assembly

to organize the meeting "at the highest level".

Date: 21 - 24 May, 2011
Venue: International Convention Centre London, United Kingdom.
Conference Theme: Impact and implications of the global financial and economic crisis on sustainable development & climate change proposals for an integrated global response to the crisis.

Registration to this Summit is absolutely "free" and strictly for invited individuals and organizations only. The United Nations General Assembly will sponsor free hotel accommodation cost and all-round flight ticket for

all participant. International Convention Centre London is the venue of this summit while the Crown Planet Hotel is the official approved hotel that will accommodate all participant for this unique and prestigious global

financial and economic crisis summit.

Call for papers:
United Nations welcomes paper presentation from interested participants on the underlisted topics.Paper presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes including questions.

The following topics can be covered in your submission and presentation:

* Causes and Solutions of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis
* Global Repercussions of the Financial and Economic Crisis
* Fundamental Defects of the Free Market System
* The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis on Developing Countries
* The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis on Millennium Development Goals MDG's
* Accounting & Financial Regulations
* Government and/or Private Sector Response to the Financial and Economic Crisis
* Any other topic relating to Finance and Economy

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Shunglu panel findings:BJP demands Dikshit's "immediate arrest"

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said the Delhi Govt would soon send a detailed response on the Shunglu Committee findings on Commonwealth Games irregularities to the Home Ministry and ruled out action against anybody without a thorough probe.

Hitting out at the BJP for targeting Delhi Government following the Shunglu Committee report, Dikshit asked why the party was not taking any action against Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa for his alleged acts of corruption.
"We are preparing a final report in response to the Shunglu Committee findings. It will be a paragraph-wise reply to every allegations. Our report is almost ready," Dikshit said replying to a question on Tuesday."Let the findings of the probe come out. We cannot take action against anyone without any proof. We cannot take action against anyone based on what BJP says. What about B S Yeddyurappa. The BJP can only throw stones at others," Dikshit said.

After arrest of sacked CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi's arrest, the BJP had demanded Dikshit's "immediate arrest" on the basis of the Shunglu Committee report.Delhi BJP Chief Vijender Gupta alleged that bungling of Rs 1,500 crore was committed at the level of the city government in CWG spendings. Queried whether the city government has received any communication from the Home Ministry asking to explain its position on the findings of Shunglu panel, Dikshit said, "No".The administration of Delhi, being the Union Territory, comes under the control of Home Ministry. "So far we have not received any communication from the Home Ministry. It may come today," she said on Tuesday.The Home Ministry has sent the report of the Shunglu Committee to Delhi government, Delhi Development Authority and New Delhi Municipal Council and asked them to explain their position on the findings of the panel within a month.

The city government, which already rejected the findings of the panel as a "product of paranoia", had sent a brief report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last month, trashing the report.In the brief report, the government had rejected almost all the findings of the panel and instead accused it of deliberately choosing to adopt a logic of "convenience" in finding corruption in every policy and every tender of the government.

The Shunglu Committee has submitted six reports on broadcasting, Games Village, city infrastructure, Games venues, Organising Committee and Main Report Organisation and conduct of CWG 2010.The report on city infrastructure was referred to the Home Ministry by the PMO for appropriate action on the queries raised by the Shunglu panel in works done by the city government-controlled departments.

ALLAHABAD BANK CELEBRATES 147TH FOUNDATION DAY

Allahabad Bank, a Premier Nationalized Bank of the country, in celebration of its 147th Foundation Day, launched Mobile Banking Service, 100 ATMs and a Mobile Van fitted with ATM on 25th April, 2011 at Ashok Hotel in New Delhi. Shri Namo Narain Meena, Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance, Govt. of India announced launching of 100 ATMs throughout the country from New Delhi. Launching of Mobile Banking Service was announced by Shri Shashi Kant Sharma, IAS, Secretary, Deptt. Of Financial Services, Govt. of India. Mobile Van with ATM was also launched by Shri Namo Narain Meena, Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance, Govt. of India. Shri J.P.Dua, Chairman & Managing Director of the Bank delivered the inaugural address. Shri D. Sarkar and Shri M.R.Nayak, Executive Directors, Shri D. Narang, Field General Manager, New Delhi, Shri Vipul Singla, Deputy General Manager and Zonal Head New Delhi Zone and many other Executives of the Bank, distinguished dignitaries and Guests also graced the occasion.

Shri Namo Narain Meena, Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance, Govt. of India in his address said that the nationalized Banks are performing exceedingly well in fulfilling the expectations of the Central Government and RBI to implement various poverty alleviation programmes as also for the overall upliftment of the economy through technological advancement. Shri Meena also said that Allahabad Bank, in particular, has a glorious tradition of being the country’s oldest Joint Stock Bank with a modern outlook, which grew up with the times taking a leading role in socio-economic development of the country. The Bank has progressed well in successfully implementing its Financial Inclusion Plan across the country. The Bank is also an accredited front-runner amongst the Banks in showing excellent performance in MSE Lending and has been awarded the National Award of First Prize in MSE Lending for 2009-10.by the Govt. of India. Shri Meena also said that like the Private and Foreign counter-parts, most Public Sector Banks have shown marked improvement in the area of technological advancement and Allahabad Bank is one of them. The Bank has been offering all e-banking facilities like SMS Banking, Internet Banking, International ATM –cum- Debit Cards, e-payment of taxes and Bills and many more from 2415 Branches pan India- Shri Meena added.

Shri Shashi Kant Sharma, Hon’ble Secretary, Deptt. of Financial Services, Govt. of India, with the introduction of Mobile Banking, 100 ATMs and Mobile Van, Allahabad Bank will be more equipped to serve the people of the country in a much better way. He expressed hope that in the days to come, the Bank will continue such positive efforts for the economic upliftment of the people of the country.

Shri J.P. Dua, Chairman & Managing Director, in his keynote address said that Allahabad Bank has a long tradition of over 146 glorious years of dedicated service to the nation. The Bank has been showing excellent performance in all important business parameters during the last few years Shri Dua also informed that at the last financial year ending on 31st March,2011, the Bank has also registered commendable performance with its Total Business crossing over Rs. 2,27,000 crore. The Bank has been successful in meeting all the social objectives set by the Government and RBI and paying immense importance on extending financial assistance to the Priority Sector, Agriculture and MSME Sector-Shri Dua added. The Chairman & Managing Director also informed that the Bank has achieved 100% Financial Inclusion in all of its 17 Lead Districts in UP and Jharkhand and covered 1054 villages in the last financial year. The Bank is committed to successfully implement its Financial Inclusion Plan within the set timelines.Shri Dua also said that the Bank is fast upgrading its technology based services and products and is offering e-products like Internet Banking, SMS Banking, International ATM –cum Debit Card, e-payment of taxes and Bills and many more for the customers from any of its 2415 Branches all India. Bank has planned to reach 3000 network of branches and 2000 ATMs within next three years.

Shri Dua also informed that the Bank has tied up with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to allot Unique Identification Number to each of its customer pan India. With the launching of Mobile Banking, 100 ATMs and Mobile Van with ATM in New Delhi today, Bank’s initiatives towards excellence in Modern Banking and Financial Inclusion have registered a giant step forward for the Institution.
New Delhi
Date: 25.04.2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Clash at Thai-Cambodian border

Cambodian and Thai troops exchanged heavy weapons fire for the third straight day Sunday, officials from both countries said, after clashes on their joint border left 10 dead.Thousands of civilians have been forced to flee the disputed jungle frontier after fighting broke out on Friday, shattering a tense two-month ceasefire.

A Cambodian field commander, Suos Sothea, said the fighting started at about 10:00 am local time (0300GMT) and both sides were firing mortars. "What we can confirm is it involves artillery shell fire," he said.

A Thai official at the border also confirmed the resumption of hostilities and said "Cambodia opened fire first".UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the neighbours should "exercise maximum restraint" and urged the pair to launch "serious dialogue" in order to resolve the issue Saturday.

Six Cambodian troops and four Thai soldiers have been killed since clashes restarted on Friday.Heavy shelling was clearly audible 20 kilometres (12 miles) away from the scene of the fighting on the Cambodian side as those evacuated from their homes took refuge in schools and temples away from the clash.

Both countries have accused each other of sparking the violence, which is the first serious outbreak of fighting since February, when 10 people were killed in clashes near the 900-year-old Hindu temple Preah Vihear. The latest clashes, which saw several hours of fighting on both sides Friday and Saturday, have taken place near a different group of temples more than 100 kilometres away from Preah Vihear.Thailand has denied claims by its neighbour that it used "heavy guns loaded with poisonous gas" and flew aircraft "deep into Cambodia's airspace".

The country recently admitted using controversial Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions during the February fighting but insisted it did not classify them as cluster munitions."When there is firing into Thailand, we need to fire back to protect over sovereignty," Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Sunday in his weekly television programme. He said Thailand was willing to hold bilateral talks and accused Cambodia of trying to "internationalise" the conflict.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Is Janpal Lok Pal Bill is for democracy

Anna and his team selected for preparation of draft of Lok pal bill is not talking on the subject in public most interested at time convene Press conference either to defend their members or talk of corruption and punnish the guilty.Important asspects of subject of the bill has not been discuss in public for those suggesting some ideas to go to their website and write down; If public at large were to give inputs at sites then their was no use of deliberation planned team acts big but full of ifs and buts raises doubts will Anna and his team get over it.Most of the experts in the country feel that the purpose of the bill to act as Monitoring authority cease to exist when we cling to parliamentary majority which may not be able to give justice for matters involving electoral and their performance reports are concerned:Right to recall the public servants is also the need of the hours.When the development funds are not reaching the end level the administrative and judiciary authorities needs to have stringent law for their recall or termination.

Lokpal bill must ensure that al Public post needs to Monitoring committee and all democratic institutions must have an autonomy and their monitoring authorities must be from the civil society which ensures the democratic set up and governs or runs the institution and its chief with due diligence without any ulterior or biased motive needs to ensure that the system works for the welfare of masses and all classes .Those not following the due diligence and found to be indulging in corrupt practices needs their ouster.Corrupt officers need not to be jailed or given harsh punishment because an early check will ask them to quit their jobs as it is practiced all over the world when found in any illegal or corrupt practices they are asked to quit from Public life.

For those officers DM,SDM,LT Guv,Guv and Commissioners etc who are found to be not fulfilling their duties or are found to be deflected from their paths of governance and fulfilling their personal greed: Indian democracy where Public is Supreme as after the term of parliamentarian expires go to the public to seek their appointment is the final resort so when any matter take the shape of National importance then it must have the Public Referendum which is solely missing from our constitutional jurisprudence and we need to re-look on this stand as all levels of chief administrative post needs to be have civil society Monitoring Committee to act as intervening authority as watchdogs: Salient features provided for the Lok Pal bill is not adequate as the important terms such as definition of Corruption, transparency. accountability. dereliction from duties and other terms needs to be defined from the civil society point of view for the well being welfare scheme for the poor rural and downtrodden to reach its end level.Provision of Public Referendum,Publoc trial and Public committees needs to be defined in the interst of civil society to act as watch dogs from Local- city and district to national levels.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pakistan keen on having hockey series with India

Pakistan Sports Minister Shaukatullah has stressed on the need for the quick revival of bilateral hockey ties with India.The minister observed during a meeting with the President of the Pakistan Hockey Federation Qasim Zia that hockey series between Pakistan and India would be an essential tool for the progress and development of the sport in the region.

"It could also play a role of catalyst to minimize distance between the two countries and as well as increase people to people contact," Shaukatullah said.

Qasim Zia and PHF secretary Asif Bajwa met with the minister to brief him on the progress made to revive hockey series with India.

According to sources, the meeting was held on the directives of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani who is also chief patron of the hockey federation.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Leela on expansion spree

2011-04-19 02:28:56 - Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc New Delhi: The Leela Palace -of The Leela group today unveils "India's most expansive majestic palace worth 1800 cr with land costing 700 Cr gives way to 260 guestrooms and suits of International standards certified Gold Leed certification of state of art technologies facilities and services"

Rajiv Kaul, President of The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts, said, on opening of the majestic excellence hotel “We are delighted to have world class professional team as a part of the opening team of The Leela Palace New Delhi having reputation for excellence and remarkable track record they bring together will go a long way in creating one of the finest hotels in India.”

With architecture inspired by Edwin Lutyens and designed by acclaimed architect John Gerondelis, The Leela Palace New Delhi, which occupies a three acre site, offers a combination of classical architecture with elements from historical North Indian palaces.

The hotel offers an exclusive rooftop pool with magnificent views over Delhi, four restaurants including the first Asian outpost of legendary restaurant brand Le Cirque which is situated on the hotel’s 10th floor, Indian restaurant Jamavar, Japanese eatery Megu, with International Cuisine available in The Qube. With an incredible ESPA spa spread over two levels offering ayurvedic inspired treatments in its seven treatment rooms and private spa suite, the 260 room eagerly awaited 5 star hotel promises to be a jewel in the heart of New Delhi.

Leela with its excellence hotels in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Mumbai, New Delhi and in Goa, Kovalam and Udaipur. and its expansion spree properties under development will open soon in Chennai followed by Agra, Jaipur and Ashtamudi, Kerala.Mr Vivek Nair, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director. speaking at Media invite said we are in process of alloting 14.9 per cent of preferential shares to couple of venture holdings companies of our private equity in order to raise Rs 600 Cr in the next couple of months to reduce the debt and its adjacent business parks in Chennai and Bangalore in the next coming months to ropein Rs 950 Cr.thus reducing our debt burden.

Leela portfolio with presence in 1600 guestrooms spread over all India is soon by the year end likely to reach to its target of 2200 keys.Capt Nair the Managing Director and Chairman said Turkey's chief destination Istanbul attracts 25 Million tourist and India with wider tourist range attracts lower dimensions which needs nation attention as tourism deploys 15% of total employment in the country. Tourism is ector with one tourist arriving the country gets employment of 10 person with indirect employment of another multiple of 10.

Q& A session of Media ranged from the Hotels excellence to its fiscal positioning
rooms occupancy and its delight comforts with food delicacies answered sweetly by the group members in eloquent style in presence of the three generation celebrating their maestro silver jubilee presence in hospitality industry with their opening of class property in New Delhi which too celebrates its centenary :

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

CRRI invents two new high-yield varieties of rice

(PTI) Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), the premier rice research centre of the country here, is now ready with two new high-yielding varieties of rice that are awaiting the nod from the central committee.

With these two varieties in pipeline, the Institute now boasts of developing at least 82 new rice varieties during its 64 years of existence.

The institute during previous two years had come with 11 new varieties of which five were exclusively suitable for varied ecosystems of Orissa, its Director T K Adhya said while addressing the newsmen here yesterday.

Adhya said the new rice varieties were released by the Central and State committees for general cultivation in different parts of the country.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron ask Gaddafi to quit

US President Barack Obama, his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron have joined hands in asserting they would continue military action in Libya until its leader Muammar Gaddafi quits.The world will be guilty of an "unconscionable betrayal" if the Libyan leader is left in place, putting the fate of citizens, who have held out against the leader, "in the hands of a merciless militia intent on revenge," the trio wrote in a joint article published in Times.

"Colonel Gaddafi must go and go for good" before the rebuilding of Libya can begin, they said, rejecting demands for an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated exit for the Libyan leader.

The three leaders wrote,"It is unthinkable that someone who has tried to massacre his own people can play a part in their future government".

"The brave citizens of those towns that have held out against forces that have been mercilessly targeting them would face a fearful vengeance if the world accepted such an arrangement... It would be an unconscionable betrayal."

The leaders said they are committed to the military action in an attempt to "stiffen the resolve of rebel factions and make clear that the opponents of Colonel Gaddafi will not be abandoned by the alliance."

"So long as Gaddafi is in power, NATO and its coalition partners must maintain their operations so that civilians remain protected and the pressure on the regime builds... Britain, France and the United States will not rest until the UN Security Council resolutions have been implemented and the Libiyan people can choose their own future."

The trio feared that Libya, left to its own fate, risked becoming a failed state

Nuclear plants in India to get more safety features soon

All nuclear power plants in India may soon get some additional safety features. There will be more provisions to add water to the reactors to deal with over heating of the core, a condition that led to the Fukushima nuclear accident.

While maintaining that India's nuclear power plants are capable of handling Japan's nuclear crisis like scenario , Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited -NPCIL has come out with the additional measures. These measures are being taken on the reports given by the four taskforces after an internal safety assessment of all nuclear reactors. The task forces were appointed by NPCIL following the Fukushima nuclear accident.

Talking to reporters in New Delhi, Chairman and Managing Director of NPCIL, Shreyans Kumar Jain, said the assesment report of the task forces are thoroughly reviewed and discussed by experts. It has also suggested setting up of an advance tsunami alert mechanism at the Tarapur Atomic Power Station which houses two Boiling Water Reactors, similar to the crippled reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant, which was affected due to a massive tsunami on 11th of last month.

The recommendations also provides for automatic reactor shutdown on sensing seismic activity and increasing of power source capacity for monitoring and control purposes for longer durations.

Sanya Declaration

1. We, the Heads of State and Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met in Sanya, Hainan, China for the BRICS Leaders Meeting on 14 April 2011.

2. The Heads of State and Government of Brazil, Russia, India and China welcome South Africa joining the BRICS and look forward to strengthening dialogue and cooperation with South Africa within the forum.

3. It is the overarching objective and strong shared desire for peace, security, development and cooperation that brought together BRICS countries with a total population of nearly 3 billion from different continents. BRICS aims at contributing significantly to the development of humanity and establishing a more equitable and fair world.

4. The 21st century should be marked by peace, harmony, cooperation and scientific development. Under the theme “Broad Vision, Shared Prosperity”, we conducted candid and in-depth discussions and reached broad consensus on strengthening BRICS cooperation as well as on promoting coordination on international and regional issues of common interest.

5. We affirm that the BRICS and other emerging countries have played an important role in contributing to world peace, security and stability, boosting global economic growth, enhancing multilateralism and promoting greater democracy in international relations.

6. In the economic, financial and development fields, BRICS serves as a major platform for dialogue and cooperation. We are determined to continue strengthening the BRICS partnership for common development and advance BRICS cooperation in a gradual and pragmatic manner, reflecting the principles of openness, solidarity and mutual assistance. We reiterate that such cooperation is inclusive and non-confrontational. We are open to increasing engagement and cooperation with non-BRICS countries, in particular emerging and developing countries, and relevant international and regional organizations.

7. We share the view that the world is undergoing far-reaching, complex and profound changes, marked by the strengthening of multipolarity, economic globalization and increasing interdependence. While facing the evolving global environment and a multitude of global threats and challenges, the international community should join hands to strengthen cooperation for common development. Based on universally recognized norms of international law and in a spirit of mutual respect and collective decision making, global economic governance should be strengthened, democracy in international relations should be promoted, and the voice of emerging and developing countries in international affairs should be enhanced.

8. We express our strong commitment to multilateral diplomacy with the United Nations playing the central role in dealing with global challenges and threats. In this respect, we reaffirm the need for a comprehensive reform of the UN, including its Security Council, with a view to making it more effective, efficient and representative, so that it can deal with today’s global challenges more successfully. China and Russia reiterate the importance they attach to the status of India, Brazil and South Africa in international affairs, and understand and support their aspiration to play a greater role in the UN.

9. We underscore that the concurrent presence of all five BRICS countries in the Security Council during the year of 2011 is a valuable opportunity to work closely together on issues of peace and security, to strengthen multilateral approaches and to facilitate future coordination on issues under UN Security Council consideration. We are deeply concerned with the turbulence in the Middle East , the North African and West African regions and sincerely wish that the countries affected achieve peace, stability, prosperity and progress and enjoy their due standing and dignity in the world according to legitimate aspirations of their peoples. We share the principle that the use of force should be avoided. We maintain that the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of each nation should be respected.

10. We wish to continue our cooperation in the UN Security Council on Libya. We are of the view that all the parties should resolve their differences through peaceful means and dialogue in which the UN and regional organizations should as appropriate play their role. We also express support for the African Union High-Level Panel Initiative on Libya.

11. We reiterate our strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification, whatsoever, for any acts of terrorism. We believe that the United Nations has a central role in coordinating the international action against terrorism within the framework of the UN Charter and in accordance with principles and norms of the international law. In this context, we urge early conclusion of negotiations in the UN General Assembly of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism and its adoption by all Member States. We are determined to strengthen our cooperation in countering this global threat. We express our commitment to cooperate for strengthening international information security. We will pay special attention to combat cybercrime.

12. We note that the world economy is gradually recovering from the financial crisis, but still faces uncertainties. Major economies should continue to enhance coordination of macro-economic policies and work together to achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

13. We are committed to assure that the BRICS countries will continue to enjoy strong and sustained economic growth supported by our increased cooperation in economic, finance and trade matters, which will contribute to the long-term steady, sound and balanced growth of the world economy.

14. We support the Group of Twenty (G20) in playing a bigger role in global economic governance as the premier forum for international economic cooperation. We expect new positive outcomes in the fields of economy, finance, trade and development from the G20 Cannes Summit in 2011. We support the ongoing efforts of G20 members to stabilize international financial markets, achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth and support the growth and development of the global economy. Russia offers to host the G20 Summit in 2013. Brazil, India, China and South Africa welcome and appreciate Russia’s offer.

15. We call for a quick achievement of the targets for the reform of the International Monetary Fund agreed to at previous G20 Summits and reiterate that the governing structure of the international financial institutions should reflect the changes in the world economy, increasing the voice and representation of emerging economies and developing countries.

16. Recognizing that the international financial crisis has exposed the inadequacies and deficiencies of the existing international monetary and financial system, we support the reform and improvement of the international monetary system, with a broad-based international reserve currency system providing stability and certainty. We welcome the current discussion about the role of the SDR in the existing international monetary system including the composition of SDR’s basket of currencies. We call for more attention to the risks of massive cross-border capital flows now faced by the emerging economies. We call for further international financial regulatory oversight and reform, strengthening policy coordination and financial regulation and supervision cooperation, and promoting the sound development of global financial markets and banking systems.

17. Excessive volatility in commodity prices, particularly those for food and energy, poses new risks for the ongoing recovery of the world economy. We support the international community in strengthening cooperation to ensure stability and strong development of physical market by reducing distortion and further regulate financial market. The international community should work together to increase production capacity, strengthen producer-consumer dialogue to balance supply and demand, and increase support to the developing countries in terms of funding and technologies. The regulation of the derivatives market for commodities should be accordingly strengthened to prevent activities capable of destabilizing markets. We also should address the problem of shortage of reliable and timely information on demand and supply at international, regional and national levels. The BRICS will carry out closer cooperation on food security.

18. We support the development and use of renewable energy resources. We recognize the important role of renewable energy as a means to address climate change. We are convinced of the importance of cooperation and information exchange in the field of development of renewable energy resources.

19. Nuclear energy will continue to be an important element in future energy mix of BRICS countries. International cooperation in the development of safe nuclear energy for peaceful purposes should proceed under conditions of strict observance of relevant safety standards and requirements concerning design, construction and operation of nuclear power plants.

20. Accelerating sustainable growth of developing countries is one of the major challenges for the world. We believe that growth and development are central to addressing poverty and to achieving the MDG goals. Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger is a moral, social, political and economic imperative of humankind and one of the greatest global challenges facing the world today, particularly in Least Developed Countries in Africa and elsewhere.

21. We call on the international community to actively implement the outcome document adopted by the High-level Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals held in September 2010 and achieve the objectives of the MDGs by 2015 as scheduled.

22. Climate change is one of the global threats challenging the livelihood of communities and countries. China, Brazil, Russia and India appreciate and support South Africa’s hosting of UNFCCC COP17/CMP7. We support the Cancun Agreements and are ready to make concerted efforts with the rest of the international community to bring a successful conclusion to the negotiations at the Durban Conference applying the mandate of the Bali Roadmap and in line with the principle of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities. We commit ourselves to work towards a comprehensive, balanced and binding outcome to strengthen the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol. The BRICS will intensify cooperation on the Durban conference. We will enhance our practical cooperation in adapting our economy and society to climate change.

23. Sustainable development, as illustrated by the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and multilateral environmental treaties, should be an important vehicle to advance economic growth. China, Russia, India and South Africa appreciate Brazil as the host of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development and look forward to working with Brazil to reach new political commitment and achieve positive and practical results in areas of economic growth, social development and environmental protection under the framework of sustainable development. Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa appreciate and support India’s hosting of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Brazil, China and South Africa also appreciate and support the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to be held in October 2012.

24. We underscore our firm commitment to strengthen dialogue and cooperation in the fields of social protection, decent work, gender equality, youth, and public health, including the fight against HIV /AIDS.

25. We support infrastructure development in Africa and its industrialization within framework of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).

26. We have agreed to continue further expanding and deepening economic, trade and investment cooperation among our countries. We encourage all countries to refrain from resorting to protectionist measures. We welcome the outcomes of the meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers held in Sanya on 13 April 2011. Brazil, China, India and South Africa remain committed and call upon other members to support a strong, open, rule-based multilateral trading system embodied in the World Trade Organization and a successful, comprehensive and balanced conclusion of the Doha Development Round, built on the progress already made and consistent with its development mandate. Brazil, India, China and South Africa extend full support to an early accession of Russia to the World Trade Organization.

27. We reviewed the progress of the BRICS cooperation in various fields and share the view that such cooperation has been enriching and mutually beneficial and that there is a great scope for closer cooperation among the BRICS. We are focused on the consolidation of BRICS cooperation and the further development of its own agenda. We are determined to translate our political vision into concrete actions and endorse the attached Action Plan, which will serve as the foundation for future cooperation. We will review the implementation of the Action Plan during our next Leaders Meeting.

28. We intend to explore cooperation in the sphere of science, technology and innovation, including the peaceful use of space. We congratulate the Russian people and government upon the 50th anniversary of the flight of Yury Gagarin into the space, which ushered in a new era in development of science and technology.

29. We express our confidence in the success of the 2011 Universiade in Shenzhen, the 2013 Universiade in Kazan, the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympics Games in Sochi, the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the 2016 Olympic and Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro and the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.

30. We extend our deepest condolences to the people of Japan with the great loss of life following the disasters that struck the country. We will continue our practical support to Japan in overcoming consequences of these catastrophes.

31. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa extend our warm appreciation to China for hosting the BRICS Leaders Meeting and the Hainan Provincial Government and Sanya Municipal Government and their people for their support to the Meeting.

32. Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa thank India for hosting the BRICS Leaders Meeting in 2012 and offer their full support.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pak protest US drone strikes

United Sates is going ahead with its deadly drone strikes on select terrorists targets inside Pakistan despite strong objections raised by Islamabad, with an attack on Wednesday killing six Taliban militants in Pakistan's northwest.The Obama administration has ruled out halting the strikes by the CIA operated unmanned planes, which have been billed as the most potent anti-terror weapon, ABC news reported quoting unnamed US officials."Panetta (CIA chief) has an obligation to protect this country (US) and he's not going to halt any operations that accomplish that objective," the report said. Pakistan's intelligence chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha had conveyed his government's strong opposition to the strikes and said Islamabad wanted to halt drone operations in his country.

Citing officials ABC said the US believed that the pitch for scaling down American covert operations in Pakistan was not coming from the civilian government but from the powerful army which wanted to use it to score political points.

CIA chief Leon Panetta met Pasha at CIA headquarters in Langley for two hours and 25 minutes and they were later joined by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Admiral Mike Mullen.US officials also believed that the reports that intelligence cooperation between Islamabad and Washington had broken down were "over written" for public postures in Islamabad.But, State Department spokesperson Mark Toner acknowledged that Obama administration was negotiating with Pakistan on possible reduction in US intelligence operatives and special forces personnel there.

The two countries are yet to take a final decision on this, he said.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Syrian protests turn deadly

Beirut, A Public mass protest calling for sweeping changes in Syria's authoritarian regime turned bloody, with the government and protesters both claiming to have sustained heavy casualties as the country's three-week uprising entered a dangerous new phase.Human rights activists and witnesses said Syrian security forces opened fire on tens of thousands of protesters in the volatile southern city of Daraa, killing 25 people and wounding hundreds. But state-run TV said 19 policemen and members of the security forces were killed when gunmen opened fire on them.It was the first significant claim of casualties by the Syrian government, which has contended that armed gangs rather than true reform-seekers are behind the unrest — and it could signal plans for a stepped-up retaliation.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Anna Hazare and Government show on

Indian system with balant hope on which we breathe has decomposed to foul smell and hear the business with anecdote of scams every now and then and the scam-er show the strength with law remain dormant:Thus an act to show the every thing is in development keeps people hope ignited:Lokpal Bill music being played by the protesters are all in mood of protests but do not discuss further beyond their ambit thus second layer of self style leadership developed to which many are raising their intention: With Anna's goodwill to get the draft of law is their ultimate goal to weed out corruption is again a folly:Each authority from local level to International needs civil -Intellectual observation:Parliament debate begins after public discourse which continue after floor debate too:
Parallel meeting was held with transparency and accountability at VIF Chankyapuri
but the peoples were raising criticism but no solutions -Imperialist created a system to suit the inner and those out of the system with no powers: What a method of loot or money laundering experts says the laws are there but results are in far flung for him to enjoy and can be punished but no provision of recovery of loot money so is the case of stashed money abroad:

Thus Government on Thursday opened a channel of communication with anti-corruption protestors led by Anna Hazare with Union Minister Kapil Sibal meeting activists Swami Agnivesh and Arvind Kejriwal to find a way out on the demand for a joint committee on drafting Lokpal Bill.Sibal, who met the activists at his residence, said the broad parametres of solving the issue has been agreed upon."We have started a channel of communication. We met last evening. We met today also. The talks have been constructive...The formalities are yet to be agreed upon. We are meeting again," Sibal told reporters after the meeting.But he did not elaborate on what the formula is saying the attempt is that all are together. "We want to deal with corruption. We want to get rid of corruption. We want the civil society to participate. We have no problem with that," he said appealing to Hazare to call off the hunger strike.

"The objective of the government and civil society is to sit together and to deal with the issue of corruption effectively through an appropriate legislation," he said.Agnivesh said he will inform Hazare about the outcome of the talks which he described as "positive". "We will inform Hazare about the talks. The final decision will be his," he said.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sania progresses to pre-quarterfinals of Charleston WTA event

Indian qualifier Sania Mirza edged past Vania King in a three-set battle to book a pre-quarterfinal berth in the WTA Family Circle Cup in Charleston (USA).Showing nerves of steel, Sania erased a one-set deficit to score a 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over local player in the second round of the 7 lakh 21,000 USD hard court event.

King had ousted 16th seed Russian Vera Dushevina in her opening round. Sania will fight it out with either fourth seed Marion Bartoli of France or German wild card Sabine Lisicki for a spot in the last-eight. Lisicki and world number 10 Bartoli will clash in their second round today.

Forces, protesters clash erupt for third consecutive day in Yemen

Violent clashes between security forces and protesters erupted for a third consecutive day in Yemen as demonstrators continue to seek the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Witnesses said plainclothes security men today opened fire on anti-government protesters in the southern city of Taiz, a day after shootings there killed at least 15 people.The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed alarm at what it terms reports of disproportionate and excessive use of force, including machine guns, against peaceful protesters in Taiz yesterday. International pressure is mounting for President Saleh to leave office.The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton issued a statement today saying the transition must begin now. The U.S. State Department has called the violence in Yemen appalling amid signs of mounting U.S. pressure on President Saleh to relinquish power.Meanwhile, a Yemeni opposition spokesman said U.S. and European diplomats were in contact with Mr. Saleh and also asked anti-government leaders for their vision for a transition. The Gulf Arab states have invited Yemeni government and opposition representatives to talks in Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ffresh violence in Yemen;

Violence escalated in Yemen on Monday as security forces shot dead 15 anti-regime protestors in the city of Taiz, south of the capital, as officials said embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh is likely to be eased out and offered a safe passage out of the country.Violence erupted in Taiz after thousands of protestors marched through the city heading towards the Freedom Square, where youth demonstrators were staging a sit-in, Al Jazeera reported.The pan-Arab channel quoting provincial officials said that clashes broke out as the marchers passed the Governor's headquarters, where troops barred their way baton charging them, bursting teargas and then opened fire, killing 15 people on the spot.

"At least 15 people were killed by live bullets and hundreds lay wounded as troops on nearby rooftops opened fire with live ammunition," opposition activists said.There were also reports of regime loyalists in civilian clothes firing on protestors in Hudeida, west of Saana.As violence continued to inflame the strategically located country on the Red sea, US media report said the American government had dropped its backing to the beleaguered President and was helping to negotiate his exile in another country with members of his family.New York Times quoting the US and Yemeni officials said that Washington had almost finalised a deal to replace Saleh by his deputy Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi.

The change of regime in Yemen -the third in an Arab country after Egypt and Tunisia was also backed by Gulf monarchies and the country's closest ally and banker Saudi Arabia.The Gulf foreign minister who met in Saudi capital of Riyadh in a statement said the "Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have agreed to begin contact with the Yemeni government and opposition to overcome the current situation."

The GCC supported the moves to work out a negotiated agreement to overcome the status quo.Their mediation offer comes a day after Yemen's opposition told the beleaguered President to hand over power to his deputy, whom they would accept as an interim president till fresh elections are held.

The GCC also said in a significant statement that the "will and choices of the Yemeni people should be respected."The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait,Oman, Qatar and the UAE all GCC members.The US, Arab and Yemeni officials were quoted by American media as saying that high-level negotiations were on to discuss a package for Saleh which would include a safe passage for him and his family to another country and transfer of power to Vice President al-Hadi till fresh elections are held within six months.

If Saleh agrees to the terms, he would be the third Arab head of state to demit office in the last few months in the face of countrywide riots and crackdown which have left more than 100 people dead.The NYT reported that the Obama administration, which had long supported President Saleh even in the wake of wide spread protests, have quietly shifted position and decided he must be eased out of office.Earlier, the US had maintained its support for Saleh and refrained from directly criticising in public even as his supporters fired on peaceful demonstrators, because he was considered a critical ally in fighting the Yemeni branch of al-Qaeda.

This position, the NYT said, has fuelled criticisms in the US as the country had rushed out to oust a repressive autocrat in Libya, but not in strategic allies like Yemen and Bahrain."That position began to shift last week," US officials were quoted by the NYT which said that Washington has now told its Arab allies that Saleh's hold on office was untenable and he should leave.The US, Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries have now come to realise the NYT said that there was race against the clock to resolve the political impasse in Yemen before the country implodes.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jordanians demand reform

Young Jordanians demand reform Hundreds of youths held a sit-in protest Friday in Jordan's capital to call for reforms, a week after clashes between them and government supporters killed a man and injured 160."Down with oppression. The people want regime and constitutional reforms, and trials for the corrupt. We want national unity," about 600 members of the 24th March movement chanted outside Amman's city hall.Around 50 government supporters gathered in an area close to the demonstrators, holding large pictures of King Abdullah II and expressing their "loyalty and allegiance" the monarch as well as "commitment to the kingdom."
Nearly 400 policemen were deployed, while Jordan's National Centre for Human Rights sent representatives as observers.The March 24 group now mainly includes opposition Islamists after leftist and nationalist parties withdrew from the movement over "ideological differences."
On Friday last week, a 55-year-old protester died and 160 people were injured when police broke up a pro-reform protest camp following a stone attack by loyalists against young demonstrators near the interior ministry.Following the violence, the government decided to ban its supporters from demonstrating in the capital, while the opposition was allowed to demonstrate in specially designated areas in Amman.The king has condemned the violence and vowed to fight attempts to "sabotage" the country's reform drive.A government-appointed committee for national dialogue has suspended its work after 15 of its members quit over the clashes, but following a meeting with the king, 12 of them retracted their resignations.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cambodian PM declares assets

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged civil servants to meet an upcoming deadline for making a mandatory declaration of their assets, as he took his turn.
Hun Sen said he was pleased that more than 10,000 officials have already made their confidential declarations to Cambodia's anti-corruption agency.About 25,000 are required to do so by April 7, or face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to 2 million riels (USD 500).The requirement is part of an anti-corruption law first proposed 15 years ago but adopted only last year.Cambodia is routinely listed by independent groups such as Transparency International as one of the most corrupt countries in Asia.Hun Sen told reporters his monthly salary is 4.6 million riels (USD 1,150).

Shunglu Committee :Losses of Rs 1,600 crore CWG Projects

The two-member High Level Committee, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu, in its fresh report, also upbraided several government agencies for causing losses of over 1,600 crore rupees in executing projects.The Committee, which went into the complaints of alleged corruption and irregularities in the conduct of sporting extravaganza, said the Organizing Committee had serious governance problems due to an unwieldy general body with 500 members and a subservient executive board.
It found that recruitment of key positions in the Secretariat and the senior leadership positions was not based on merit.

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