Friday, November 30, 2012


The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed warm felicitations to H.E. Mr. Enrique Pena Nieto on his election and assumption of office as the President of the United Mexican States.

In his message the President has said that India and Mexico enjoy warm and friendly relations and that it is a matter of satisfaction that relations between the two countries are based on shared values of democracy, rule of law and pluralism and have evolved significantly and successfully into a ‘Privileged Partnership’ with well established institutional mechanisms. President of India has said that he looked forward to working with the Mexican President towards further consolidation and development of the multi-dimensional partnership between the two countries, in the years ahead. He also extended an invitation to the Mexican President to visit India at a mutually convenient date.
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Young Indian win Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s 2012 global film award

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Young Indian and Filipino win global faith film 'Oscars'United Kingdom, November 28, 2012: The young film makers Charles Andrew Flamiano from the Philippines, Liat Har-Gill from Israel, and Mudit Muraka from India for winning the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s 2012 global film competition, Faith Shorts.
The three winners received their awards at 195 Piccadilly, the home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in front of over 200 guests including Tony Blair, members of the entertainment and film industry, religious leaders, and experts from Wikipedia, Youtube and Google.
Host of the event Julie Etchingham said,
“These films truly give young people a voice in a world where they can often feel drowned out – and an opportunity to use their personality and creativity to express their faith and what it means to them. They challenge stereotypes, provoke thought – and most importantly encourage tolerance and compassion.

UNGA votes to recognize Palestine as non-member observer state

UN General Assembly has voted in favour of granting the upgraded status of Observer state to Palestine on the lines of Vatican.

India was among the 138 countries which voted in favour of the resolution while there were nine votes against the move led by US and Israel. 41 countries abstained from the voting.

The change in status from Observer entity to Observer State means Palestinians can now co sponsor the resolutions at UN. They can access membership of additional UN bodies like the International Criminal Court where they can try to put Israel on war crime charges.

The Palestinians believe that the upgraded status would also help their claims for an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem which was captured by Israel in the 1967.Our correspondent reports that the voting and the reactions on the Palestinian resolution for an upgraded Observer State status was on expected lines.

Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned this was the last chance to save the two state solution He said that there is an urgent and pressing need to end Israeli aggression and Palestine won’t forego its inalienable right.

The Israeli Ambassador to UN Ron Prosor said the resolution was one sided and undermines the peace process. He told that peace can not be imposed through UN and the only way out is the direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

The US Ambassador Susan Rice told that the resolution was unfortunate, counter productive and would create further obstacles in the path of peace.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Mooon urged the two sides to work for a lasting peace through negotiations while living side by side peacefully.Atul K Tiwary, AIR Nrews, Dubai.

The United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slammed a UN vote granting observer state status to the Palestinians as unfortunate and counterproductive.

She said the resolution just passed at the United Nations places further obstacles in the path to peace, reiterating that the only way to Palestinian statehood was through direct talks with Israel.

Egypt parliament passes draft of new constitution



 Egypt, the parliament passed the draft of the new constitution defining the roles and responsibilities of the executive, judiciary and legislature. A marathon session of parliament which lasted for sixteen hours each of the 230 articles of the new constitution were read and voted upon by the Islamist and Salafist MPs.
The liberal ,secular and leftist opposition along with minority Coptic Christians boycotted the proceedings of the house.
Under the Egyptian law, the draft has to be ratified now by President Morsey and put up for a nationwide referendum within 30 days.
In a televised interview, President Morsey said that it would be expedited in time since Egypt needs a constitution to have a properly elected parliament, an independent judiciary, and a President who executes the law. He defended his decisions as a step to save the revolution that toppled Mubarak regime.
The newly formed National Salvation Front ,an umbrella of liberal,secular and leftist opposition and youth revolutionary movements has criticized the move as hasty and ill conceived.
In a statement it alleged that the regime is trying to impose a constitution monopolized by one trend and is the farthest from national consensus, produced in a farcical way.
The parliament decision is being seen as an attempt to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve the constitution drafting body.
The Supreme Constitutional Court was due to give its ruling on the dissolution of the constitution assembly and the upper house of parliament on Sunday.
Analysts say it may further aggravate the tensions between the Government and the opposition which has been demanding scrapping of the Presidential decree which granted sweeping powers to President Morse

Stage set for Battle Royale at Hero Women’s Indian Open

Stage set for Battle Royale at Hero Women’s Indian Open

Gurgaon, November 29: The stage is set for a Battle Royale between the big guns of European and Asian women’s golf, as the sixth edition of the $ 300,000 Hero Women’s Indian tees off at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Friday morning.
With the legendary Laura Davies and defending champion Caroline Hedwall present in the field alongwith the European Order of Merit leader, Carlota Ciganda and two other multiple winners from 2012, Carly Booth and Stacey Keating, the European challenge may look stronger, but two-time winner, Phatlum Pornanong, gunning for the third Indian Open, the Asians cannot be taken lightly.
Add to that Indian challengers, Smriti Mehra, Sharmila Nicollet and Nalini Singh Siwach and Vani Kapoor, the next three days could provide very interesting fare.
Four of the last five winners, including the defending champion Hedwall headline a strong field for the sixth edition of the Hero Women’s Indian Open, which is now in its third year of joint sanctioning with the Ladies European Tour. The DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, which has been the home for the tournament, will once again be the venue for the flagship event for the sixth year in succession.
Four of the top-10 on the LET Order of Merit, including the leader Carlota Ciganda are in the field and there are as many six players who have tasted victory on the LET Tour this season. Three of them, Ciganda, Carly Booth and Stacey Keating have in fact won twice each. The field also has three Thai girls, who have won the LAGT this season, Nontaya Srisawang (Thailand Ladies Open),  Tainun Yoopan (Technology Cup, Taiwan) and Numa Gulyanamitta (China Trust Open). Ciganda (China Suzhou Taihu Open) and Cassandra Kirkland (Sanya Ladies Open) won events which were co-sanctioned by LET and LAGT.
Other noteworthy Indians include Neha Tripathi and Tanya Wadhwa.
A few others with an Indian connection and in the field for this week include England’s Kiran Matharu, Rhea Nair, an Indian who is based in the Middle East ad Welsh golfer, Sahra Hassan.
Caroline Hedwall, who has had some injury worries early in the season, has come back strongly to win the Uniqa Ladies Golf Open Raiffeisen in September for her fifth LET title. Last year as a Rookie she won four titles. The Swede, who had her mother on the bag, posted a winning three-round 12-under par, 204, two clear of Pornanong Phatlum.
Laura Davies will be returning to the site of her last LET victory two years ago, in 2010 and will look to continue her love affair with the reachable par-five 18th hole. Davies eagled the hole to make a four-way play-off with South African Tandi Cuningham, Thailand’s Nontaya Srisawang and Swede Louise Friberg in 2010. She then birdied the hole to win the tournament. “I love the 18th at DLF,” she said.
Spanish LET rookie Ciganda, who is leading the ISPS Handa Order of Merit after two victories this season in the Netherlands and China, will be playing in India for the first time. She said: “I like to travel and see new countries, new things.”
The tournament features 108 competitors and is tri-sanctioned by the LET, Ladies Asian Golf Tour (LAGT) and Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI).

TRADERS ADOPT STRONG PROTEST STRATEGY ON FDI IN RETAIL
NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATION ON 4 DECEMBER AGAINST JUGAAD RAJNEETI
In the wake of Loksabha Speaker's mandate to hold debate and voting under Rule 184 on FDI in Retail in Lok Sabha, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) while cautioning the political parties particularly those who were earlier opposing and now supporting FDI by way of a couplet " Raat Ki Baat Sitaron Ne Gagan Bech Diya-Chand "o" Chandni Ki Lasho Ka Kafan Bech Diya. Aaj Adhikar Tumhe Phool Chuno Ya Kaante- Phir Na Kehna Ki Baharon Ne Chaman Bech Diya" and asked the political parties to give away their suspensive role and while clearing their positions, they should announce their opposition to FDI in Retail.
In the above couplet the "Sitare" is used for Govt and "Gagan" is used for economy while Chand -Chandni is signifying the vibrant retail trade of the Country. The Couplet also caution the people that they should execersie their right in the way which leaves no scope of regret. The CAIT said that by bringing FDI in Retail the Govt has put on stake the future and livelihood of crores and crores of people invloved in farming, trading, hawking, earning through small industry or transporting goods.Undoubtdly, the issue has now linked with the Votes and it will be of much importance to see the choice of Politicians whether it devolves on Multinational Companies or on domestic people. The outcome of such choice will certainly have major impact on future of the Country and that of political parties.
On the other hand, the stance of DMK to support the Govt has evoked a sharp response amongst the trading and other sectors which leads to a major rally of Traders held yesterday at Coimbatore and led by Tamilnadu Traders Association Federation President Mr. Vikram Raja who while criticising the DMK has demanded that DMK should withdraw its support from UPA Govt and demostrate its strong stand of opposing FDI in Retail. An environment of back biting is being emerged across the Tamilnadu and traders are planning to hold protest demonstartions against DMK all over the State in next days.
The CAIT while continuing its nationwide SMS campaign against FDI on second day today take the political parties like DMK to the task. The sms says " Pehle Virodh aur Ab Samarthan Ye Kaisi Manmani Hai-FDI Se Hoga Hamare Vote Ka Nirnay Humne Ab Ye Thani Hai". This sms has been sent in thousands to organisations of trade,farmers,hawkers, small industries,transporters etc. with a advise to further forward to their members and general public with a request to send it further. Accordingly several lakhs of sms have been exchanged during the day all over the Country. The sms is proving to be an effective tool for expressing dissent and in making public opinion.
The CAIT further said that to expose the dirty picture of "Jugaad Rajneeti" (manipulative politics), the traders will hold protest march, Dharna and will burn effigy of "Jugaad Rajneeti) on forthcoming 4th December all over the Country. Consultations are going with leaders of all other sectors of retail trade to transform a protest environment in the Country by 4th December.
UN Secretary General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, unveils the Aakash2 Tablet at the United Nations
          On the occassion of India's Presidency of the UN Security Council, the Permanent Mission of India to United Nations, New York hosted a special event to unveil and launch the world's most cost competitive tablet Aakash2 at the United Nations today.

Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, was the Chief Guest at the Special Event, which was attended by a packed audience of 500 plus invitees, including 65 Ambassadors/PRs, media delegates, NGOs and select members of the Indian community.

In his remarks, Secretary General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki- moon congratulated India on its Presidency of the Security Council during an 'extremely challenging month' and emphasised that India was a critical player on security issues. Terming India as a 'superpower on the information superhighway', he appreciated the launch of technologies such as the Aakash2, which helped bridge the digital divide. Calling them as 'great enablers' with potential to transform people's lives, he encouraged partners around the world to work with the United Nations to help young people reach for the sky and meet their dreams.

In his welcome address, Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York, noted that the device represented the 'actualization the an idea of development innovation' which had the potential to fundamentally alter the development discourse.

Emphasising that the innovation seeks to empower and give access to quality education for all, he called for the need promote research and innovation in national institutions and create an eco-system of excellence right from the elementary level upto the institutions of high-end research and innovation.

He emphasised that by partnering with key initiatives such as these, the UN development system would be able to 'force multiply' to achieve the MDGs of universal education and global partnership.

The architect of the device and CEO of Datawind, Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, who flew in from Canada for the launch at the UN, also made a presentation and outlined that purpose of the device was not to create an 'Ipad killer' but to create a device for the most needy sections of society at costs that they could easily afford. Terming it a product of 'frugal innovation', Mr Tuli outlined that the device incorporated that best of innovative hardware design with a unique business model, and reflected Government of India's commitment to eliminating illiteracy by equipping all 220 million students in India over the next 5 years with low cost computers & internet.

An extremely interactive and interesting Q & A Session followed the presentations, in which several member states termed the device as 'revolutionary' especially from the perspective of requirements of developing countries and the need to replicate such technological innovations within the multilateral development agenda of the UN, which places increasing emphasis on public private partnerships.

Permanent Mission of India to UN, New York
28 November 2012

The full video of the event is available at the weblink:
 http://webtv.un.org/search/ban-ki-moon-launch-the-aakash2-tablet/1995233558001?term=aakash2

Enclosures:

1)    Pictures of the Launch of Aakash2 at United Nations
2)    UNSG H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon's remarks at the Launch of Aakash2
3)    Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri's address at the Event

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Shamim Khan fires 68, seizes the lead in round two

Local lad Shankar Das and Abhijit Singh Chadha post day’s best score

Kolkata, November 29, 2012: Delhi’s Shamim Khan fired a four-under-68
to seize the round two lead at the McLeod Russel Tour Championship
2012 being played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). Shamim’s
total stands at six-under-138 at the halfway stage of the tournament.
Mukesh Kumar of Mhow shot a 71 on Thursday to be placed one stroke
behind the leader in second position.

Shamim Khan (70-68), who was overnight tied fifth, dropped a bogey
early on in his round after his tee shot found the rough on the third
hole. The 38-year-old, currently placed second on the Rolex Rankings,
soon turned the tide with eagle-birdie on the next two holes. Shamim
eagled the par-5 fourth after hitting the green in two shots and
subsequently converting the six feet putt. He then sank a 20-footer to
birdie the fifth.

Shamim, a three-time winner in the current PGTI season, conceded a
bogey on the sixth but came back fighting with a sublime effort on the
back-nine where he birdied the 13th, 16th and 17th. He sank a
monstrous 35-feet putt on the 13th and chipped-in from behind the
green on the 17th.

“I missed just two fairways today as I drove it really well. My
putting was also much better as compared to round one. I sank some
long putts. One has to be aggressive on this course since it is quite
long. Even though the fairways are narrow, using the irons instead of
a driver or 3-wood is not an option,” said Shamim.

He added, “The next two rounds are very crucial in the context of the
Rolex Rankings race as well. The difference between Rashid Khan and
myself is just over Rs. 11,000 in the rankings. If I finish even one
position ahead of him I would overtake him to become number one.”

Mukesh Kumar (68-71), the overnight leader, slipped to second position
on Thursday after returning a 71 that included five birdies and four
bogeys. His overall score reads five-under-139.

Local favourite Shankar Das’ five-under-67 was joint best score of the
day. It helped him climb from overnight tied 32nd to tied third.
Shankar’s super round featured seven birdies and two bogeys. He made
three straight birdies on the 15th, 16th and 17th.

Shankar, a three-time winner on the PGTI, said, “I changed my putter
today. I was not feeling very comfortable with my old putter after
missing a lot of short putts in round one. The change had the desired
effect as I putted better today. I also played brilliantly on the
back-nine.”

Abhijit Singh Chadha of Chandigarh, who also shot a 67 in round two,
joined Das in tied third place at three-under-141. Chadha made six
birdies against a bogey on day two.

Jyoti Randhawa with four birdies and two bogeys in his round of 70 was
the third golfer in tied third position.

Kolkata’s SSP Chowrasia is a further shot back and shares the sixth
spot with Vijay Kumar of Lucknow and Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera.

Bangalore’s Anirban Lahiri and Rashid Khan of Delhi are joint ninth
with totals of one-under-143.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


A tribute to 100 years of Bollywood with the ቮdia China Music Festival 2012⠥xclusively on UTV STARS!
Delhi, 27th November: 2012 has been declared as the ᆲiendship year⠢y the Prime Ministers of both, India and China in order to improve bilateral ties between both countries. With a view to propagate this agenda and to pay an iconic tribute to the 100 years of glorious Cinema, UTV STARS the official channel of Bollywood and Carnival Media have come together to create a unique property; The India China Music Festival 2012!
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The India China Music Festival is a first of its kind initiative that will witness the confluence of Chinese Sound and Indian Music. For the first time, in the history of India, 100 Chinese Musicians along with some Bollywood singers will perform together to the tunes of BollywoodⳠgreatest chartbusters, culminating into an illustrious Musical Jugalbandi!
The Chinese Musicians belong to none other than the renowned China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra and the Indian singers include none other than BollywoodⳊdistinguished singer, Kavita Krishnamurthy along with her husband, ace violinist, Dr. L. Subramaniam and son, Ambi Subramaniam. This event will, in fact, mark AmbiⳠdebut performance as vocalist/singer.
Commenting on the prestigious property, Nikhil Gandhi, Business Head, UTV STARS, said: 㔨e India China Music Festival 2012 marks a musical tribute to the 100 glorious years of Bollywood. UTV STARS is proud to be associated with this festival as it marks the friendship between both the countries.伯span>
Commenting on the visit of the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra, Zhang Zihong, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of China, said: "I believe that the visit of the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra will be a unique opportunity for Indian people to have a deeper understanding of Chinese culture through the appreciation of the traditional Chinese music, which will facilitate more frequent cultural exchange between China and India. I wish the China Broadcasting Chinese OrchestraⳠtour to India and the India-China Music Festival a complete success."
India China Music Festival 2012 was held in Delhi on 27th November at the Sirifort auditorium and will go on air on 10th December 2012 exclusively on UTV STARS.
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China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra was founded in 1949. It took the lead in establishing the Chinese orchestra pattern and consists of all traditional Chinese instruments and the most renowned musicians of china.
They have performed in America, Canada, Australia, South America and many other countries throughout the world. They will be performing in India for the first time.
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About UTV STARS:
UTV STARS the official channel of Bollywood, is a mass specialty entertainment channel launched in August 2011 with a view to provide the average viewer with exceptional Bollywood content that has never been seen or experienced before and bring Bollywood closer to its audiences, thereby becoming the intimate insider of Bollywood. Right from Original Programming formats that boast of path breaking shows such as Live My Life, Up, Close and Personal with PZ , Superstar Santa, Lux The Chosen One to taking the brand on-ground via prestigious associations with the ᐥopleⳠBest Dressed Show⬠the Lap Buddh Circuit After Parties , Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards, IIFA Awards 2012, to owning its very own on ground IP, the ᗡlk of the Stars⠠an iconic tribute to Indian Cinema; the Brand has left no stone unturned in establishing UTV STARS as a premier and ultimate destination for Bollywood.
UTV STARS was the only Indian channel to be launched simultaneously in India and the Middle East.The channel was launched in the UK market in June 2012. UTV STARS is today, amongst the top Bollywood Entertainment channels in the country!

Dear ONE member,
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The Environment in India and China:
Histories and Innovations
When: November 30-December 1, 2012
Where: Theresa Lang Center, 55 W 13th St, 2 Fl., New York, NY
For more information visit www.indiachinainstitute.org
Co-sponsored with Environmental Studies Program, Global Studies Program, GPIA and The Starr Foundation.




Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
3:00 – 4:00pm | Opening Registration
4:00 – 4:15pm | Welcome
Ashok Gurung, Senior Director, India China Institute
Ron Kassimir, Associate Provost For Research And Special Projects
4:15 – 6:45pm | Session I – Ecology
ChairMark Frazier, ICI Academic Director
Panelists:
Kamaljit Bawa – University of Massachusetts – “India, China and the Environment”
Steward Pickett – Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – “Meaning, Model, and Metaphor in Ecological Science as Tools for Interacting with Innovators”
Lu Zhi – Peking University – “Integrating Science and Traditional Culture into Conservation Policies on the Tibetan Plateau”
DiscussantsJayanta BandyopadhyayTimon McPhearson
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
9:30 – 10:00am | Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 12:30pm | Session II – History
ChairSanjay Reddy, ICI Academic Director
Panelists:
Ranjan Chakrabarti – Vidyasagar University – “Writing Environmental History of Asia: Climate, Water and the Issue of Sustainability”
Judith Shapiro – American University – “Nature-Conquest in Revolutionary China: Lessons for China’s Search for Sustainability”
Donald Hughes – University of Denver -“Environmental History in China and India”
DiscussantsDavid LuddenLi Bo
12:30 – 2:00pm | Lunch Break
2:00 – 4:30pm | Session III – Innovations
ChairBrian McGrath – The New School
Panelists:
Sanjay Chaturvedi – “Struggles for Innovation: The Chipko Movement in Retrospect”
Shikui Dong – “Adaptive Management for Sustainable Resource Use”
Victoria Marshall – “Designing Urban Environmental Activism”
Nidhi Srinivas – “Politics of Innovation: Cases from India and China”
DiscussantsMichele KahaneGuobin Yang
4:30 – 5:00 PM | Closing Remarks
Ashok Gurung, Senior Director, India China Institute
Michael Cohen, Director, Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Delhi BJP Election process in Motion

Delhi BJP Election process in Motion
New Delhi, 27th Nov 2012 : Delhi BJP Spokesman Mr. Vijay Jolly today stated that Delhi BJP organizational election process is in full swing in the capital. BJP is the only democratic party in India, holding regular party elections every three years at the samiti level, mandal level, district level, state level & at the national level thru transparent democratic electoral process claimed Delhi BJP Spokesman Mr. Jolly.
BJP All India Organizational election incharge is BJP All India General Secretary Mr. Thawar Chand Gehlot. The BJP Delhi organizational election incharge is Delhi MLA & Senior BJP Leader Mr. O.P. Babbar stated Mr. Jolly today.
BJP Spokesman Mr. Jolly also stated that Delhi BJP Election Incharge Mr. O.P. Babbar has selected and nominated Senior Delhi Leaders as BJP district election incharges in 14 districts spread all over the capital. Vice President Vijay Jolly has been allocated Shahadara district, Delhi MLA Manoj Shokeen in Mehrauli district, Vice President Pavan Sharma in West Delhi district, Ex. Mayor Prithvi Raj Sahani in Karol Bagh district, South Delhi Deputy Mayor Master Azad Singh in North West district, Senior BJP Leader Tilak Raj Kataria in South Delhi district, MLA & Gen. Sec. Ramesh Bidhuri in Naveen Shahadara district, Standing Committee Chairman Yogendra Chandolia in Outer Delhi district, Virendra Sachdeva in Keshavpuram district, Treasurer Delhi BJP Anil Goel in North East district, Advocate & Convenor Poorvanchal Cell Abhay Verma in Chandani Chowk district, Ex. Deputy Mayor Anil Sharma in Mayur Vihar district, Senior BJP Leader Dr. Ved Vyas Mahajan in New Delhi district and BJP State Secretary Mrs. Urmila Chaudhary in Najafgarh district shall conduct BJP samiti, mandal & district level elections.    
BJP Spokesman Mr. Vijay Jolly revealed that BJP mandal level election incharges shall be nominated by 1st Dec 2012 by BJP district election incharges. Samiti level election incharges shall be nominated by 10th Dec and samiti elections shall be conducted by 15th Dec and mandal election shall be concluded by 25th Dec 2012. There after district and state BJP election shall be conducted in Delhi under the direction and advise of Delhi BJP election incharge Sh. O.P. Babbar. 


McLeod Russel Tour Championship - Race to Royal Calcutta Golf Club to tee-off on November 28th 

·         PGTI’s Year Ending Championship:      Prize purse of Rs. 1.25 Cr, highest-ever in India
·         Only top 60 players on the Rolex Rankings to be eligible
·         Top names in the field include Jyoti Randhawa, SSP Chowrasia, Anirban Lahiri, Chiragh Kumar, Rahil Gangjee, Digvijay Singh, Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Ashok Kumar

Kolkata, November 26, 2012: McLeod Russel, the world’s largest tea producer, and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), will stage the McLeod Russel Tour Championship, the PGTI’s Year Ending Championship, from November 28th to December 1st, 2012. The tournament will be staged at the esteemed Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). The tournament’s prize purse of Rs. 1.25 crore is the highest-ever in India.

The event will see the top 60 players from the Rolex Rankings 2012 compete for top honours. The tournament will be a 72-hole stroke-play championship and there will be no cut applied after 36 holes. All players will be guaranteed prize money.
The biggest names in Indian professional golf will be teeing it up at the RCGC including the likes of three-time Indian Open champion Jyoti Randhawa, local favourite and a two-time winner on the European Tour SSP Chowrasia, Asian Tour regulars Anirban Lahiri, Sujjan Singh, Digvijay Singh, reigning Rolex Rankings champion Chiragh Kumar and current Rolex Rankings leader Shamim Khan. The other established names from the PGTI include Mukesh Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Gaurav Ghei, Rashid Khan, Harendra Gupta, Om Prakash Chouhan, Vinod Kumar, Sri Lankans Mithun Perera and Anura Rohana and Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.
The local challenge will be led by SSP Chowrasia, Rahil Gangjee, former Indian Open champion Feroz Ali Mollah, Shankar Das, Raju Ali Mollah, Rafick Ali Mollah, Ranjit Singh Rathore, Md Sanju, Divyanshu Bajaj and Karan Singh.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Aditya Khaitan, Managing Director, McLeod Russel, said, “McLeod Russel’s heritage is based on values, culture and commitments. We have always strongly believed in supporting and backing the right talent and moving forward. This association will hopefully give a boost to Indian Golf and take it from strength to strength on a global scale. The city of Kolkata and The Royal Calcutta Golf Club are etched in tradition and culture, and it is our small way of giving back. We thank the PGTI for giving us this opportunity and we are committed to the McLeod Russel Tour Championship for the next three years.”

Announcing the event, Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “The McLeod Russel Tour Championship provides the ideal setting for the culmination of a successful PGTI season. The top names in Indian professional golf will be vying for the highest prize purse on Indian soil at one of the most prestigious golfing venues in India, the RCGC.
I would like to thank McLeod Russel for their strong support to Indian professional golf, and we look forward to building on the event year on year. We are confident, the McLeod Russel - PGTI partnership will give a strong boost to the growth of the sport in the region, and help create new champions in the coming years.”

Mr. Gaurav Ghosh, Committee Member (In-Charge of professional golf), RCGC, said, “It’s a matter of pride and privilege to host the McLeod Russel Tour Championship at the RCGC. It’s the return of big ticket golf to RCGC and we would like to thank McLeod Russel and PGTI for bringing the tournament to RCGC. This tournament has been possible due to the support of the committee members and all other members of the RCGC.”
About McLeod Russel:
McLeod Russel India Limited (McLeod Russel) is the largest tea plantation company in the world. McLeod Russel, along with its subsidiaries, currently produces about 100 million kilograms of tea over a cultivable area of 38,000 hectares, employing nearly 1,00,000 in personnel. The geographical spread of tea estates of McLeod Russel and its subsidiaries are situated in Asia (India & Vietnam) and Africa (Uganda & Rwanda). McLeod Russel also has operations in the Middle East, through its subsidiary in Dubai, engaged in tea blending and trading activities. India, as a single geography, has the largest share of its produce – with the estates located in the states of Assam and West Bengal (Dooars).

About Royal Calcutta Golf Club:
The world-renowned Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC), affectionately known as the ‘Royal’, is steeped in history, as it is the oldest golf club outside of the British Isles, having been established in 1829. It is widely regarded as the founder of the game in the country and has staged some of the most prestigious tournaments on Indian soil, including the Indian Open and the All India Amateur Championship. The 7014-yard course favours long hitters and inaccurate shots are punished severely. The large number of water hazards makes this course a real challenge to master.

About PGTI:
Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognized official body of professional golf in India. PGTI’s objective is to promote professional golf in the country, as well as to give players an opportunity to be involved in the decision making on all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI’s governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.
For information regarding PGTI please contact:
Nikhil Kalaan, Asst. Manager - Media, PGTI
M – 09910974846, E - media@pgtofindia.com

A Lifer Appeals Citizens to Exercise Franchise in Assembly Polls


                            A Lifer Appeals Citizens to Exercise Franchise in Assembly Polls:
                                            How About You, Gentleman?
Vadodara, November, 27: (Information Bureau):
                  Manoj Patel   an ex serviceman, and a lifer in Vadodara Central Jail for the past 15 years, has appealed the citizens of Gujarat to exercise their franchise in the upcoming assembly elections. Significantly, when the well educated voters in the society choose to refrain from casting their votes, an appeal from a prisoner who has been sentenced a life imprisonment, can be proved quite an eye opener for the society.
Though Manoj, who has been in prison for the past 15 years, continued his studies in jail and obtained various certificates.  He keeps himself update with the current political events. He says:” Everybody from each community must cast their vote because it is a duty of every citizen to select a right representative for the development of their state or the country”.
Worried with the lower turn out in general elections, the Election Commission of India, with a view to encouraging people for exercise their franchise on large scale, has initiated a massive voter awareness campaign by introducing Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) in this forth coming polls. All the District Election Officers in Gujarat have introduced new and innovative ideas for the implementation of SVEEP in their respective districts. ECI has even planned to utilize the services of Olympians like Saina Nehwal and Mary Com for voter awareness programmes.
Kathudia Dada, a 117 year old senior citizen from Rozdhar village of Dediapada taluka of tribal dominated Narmada district, has been exercising his franchise since the first elections after the freedom, is eager to vote for his favorite candidate in the upcoming polls. Dediapada is a small forest taluka full of flora and fauna.  Impressed by his enthusiastic approach towards democracy the Director General of ECI has asked Narmada Collector Milind Torawane to project him as a brand ambassador for SVEEP in Gujarat, during his recent visit to Gujarat.
Vadodara Collector and District Election Officer Vinod Rao, aiming to create awareness among voters in the district, has planned to organize a curtain raiser of Vadodara Marathon named “City Runs For Healthy Democracy” in the first week of December, in which thousands of young and old people will participate to spread the message of democracy. Significantly, Vadodara Marathon, a renowned organization in Vadodara city, organizes “Vadodara Marathon” in the January month of every year, in which thousands of people including noted sports persons participate, has showed willingness to organize such curtain raiser marathon in the larger public interest.

HIV epidemic reversing, but young people still vulnerable: WHO
New Delhi, 28 November 2012:  The HIV/AIDS epidemic shows signs of reversal globally and in South-East Asia. WHO and countries are now working towards zero new HIV infections, zero deaths from AIDS-related illnesses and zero discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.  To achieve this goal, on World AIDS Day 2012, WHO emphasizes the need for all people to learn about their HIV status, and for greater effort to reach and support young people, men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, migrants and others who are most vulnerable to the disease.

The HIV epidemic is now clearly reversing.  In 2011, 2.2 million people across the world were infected with HIV and 1.7 million died, half a million fewer new infections than
10 years ago, and 600 000 fewer deaths than 2005.  In all 11 countries of WHO’s
South-East Asia Region, there was a 35% reduction in new infections, from 320 000 in 2001 to 208 500 in 2011. 

“The overall decline in the Region is cause for increased optimism, however complacency now could become our greatest enemy,” said Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia.  “Those most vulnerable to HIV are also among the least empowered and HIV prevention care and treatment services for these people need to be made available and accessible”, he added.

One of the key factors contributing to fewer people being infected with HIV is increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and expansion of HIV prevention programmes.

In the Region, 46% of adults in need of treatment were enrolled in care and treatment by the end of 2011 – up from 12% in 2005. The coverage for HIV treatment in children is 39% in 2011 – up from 9% in 2005. Starting treatment early reduces morbidity and mortality due to HIV, and recent studies have also confirmed the prevention benefits of early treatment in uninfected regular sexual partners of HIV-infected individuals. This has led experts to aim towards end of HIV/AIDS.

While there is much to rejoice, challenges remain. Nearly half of those in need of treatment are not getting it. Vulnerable groups such as sex workers, people who inject drugs, and men who have sex with men (MSM), continue to face stigma and discrimination in accessing prevention, care and treatment services. There is urgent need to expand and decentralize HIV testing services to capture those who are HIV-positive and link them into care. Linkages between programmes are critical to expand the reach of services.

WHO launched the updated treatment guidelines for adults, children and pregnant women in 2010. Consolidated guidelines are currently being developed that will have both normative and operational guidance on scaling up testing and treatment services. These will also look at models of care beyond the health sector to enhance community and health sector linkages. These guidelines will be launched in 2013.

Past champions headline strong field for Hero Women’s Indian Open

Gurgaon, November 28: Four of the last five winners, including the defending champion Caroline Hedwall headline a strong field for the sixth edition of the Hero Women’s Indian Open, which is now in its third year of joint sanctioning with the Ladies European Tour. The DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, which has been the home for the tournament, will once again be the venue for the flagship event for the sixth year in succession.

Four of the top-10 on the LET Order of Merit, including the leader Carlota Ciganda are in the field and there are as many six players who have tasted victory on the LET Tour this season. Three of them, Ciganda, Carly Booth and Stacey Keating have in fact won twice each. The field also has three Thai girls, who have won the LAGT this season, Nontaya Srisawang (Thailand Ladies Open),  Tainun Yoopan (Technology Cup, Taiwan) and Numa Gulyanamitta (China Trust Open). Ciganda (China Suzhou Taihu Open) and Cassandra Kirkland (Sanya Ladies Open) won events which were co-sanctioned by LET and LAGT.

The Indian challenge will be led by seasoned Smriti Mehra and Sharmila Nicollet, who last year qualified for the LET Tour through he Qualifying School. Nicollet was the top Indian finisher last year in tied 22nd place.

Other Indians in the field will be Rookie Vani Kapoor, who made the cut as an amateur last year, Nalini Singh Siwach and Neha Tripathi among others. Also in the field will be Tanya Wadhwa, who has come from US.

A few others with an Indian connection and in the field for this week include England’s Kiran Matharu, Rhea Nair, an Indian who is based in the Middle East ad Welsh golfer, Sahra Hassan.

All eyes will be on 2011 champion Caroline Hedwall, who has had some injury worries early in the season, but she came back strongly to win the Uniqa Ladies Golf Open Raiffeisen in September for her fifth LET title. Last year as a Rookie she won four titles. The Swede, who had her mother on the bag, fired rounds of 67, 68 and 69 over the course to post a winning three-round total of 12-under par, 204, which was two clear of two-time champion Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum, who won the event in 2008 and 2009.

England’s Laura Davies will be returning to the site of her last LET victory two years ago, in 2010 and will look to continue her love affair with the reachable par-five 18th hole. Davies eagled the hole to make a four-way play-off with South African Tandi Cuningham, Thailand’s Nontaya Srisawang and Swede Louise Friberg in 2010. She then birdied the hole to win the tournament. “I love the 18th at DLF,” she said.

Six of this year’s tournament champions in the field are Cassandra Kirkland, Ciganda, Keating, Hedwall, Booth and Karen Lunn.

Recent Sanya Ladies Open champion Kirkland will be looking to continue her solid play and especially as her previous career best finish was fifth at this golf course in India two years ago.

“Already I had quite a bit of confidence going back because I like the course and I always play well there. Coming from a win I think I’ll have a lot of confidence and hopefully I can do something good in India,” said the 28-year-old from Paris.

Spanish LET rookie Ciganda, who is leading the ISPS Handa Order of Merit after two victories this season in the Netherlands and China, will be playing in India for the first time. She said: “I like to travel and see new countries, new things.”

With Caroline Masson missing India due to her LPGA Q-School playing commitments, Ciganda has a clear opportunity to move further ahead and commented: “For me it’s good that she’s not playing because she’s going to Q-School but there is still Dubai and a lot of money so if I don’t play well and she plays well, she can beat me easily, so I’m going to think about this week and see how it goes.”

Australian double-champion Stacey Keating, who won back-to-back events in Spain and France recently, is looking forward to returning to the DLF club having tied for 12th place last year. She said: “Obviously I’m very excited. I enjoyed the golf course. I didn’t see much last year to be honest, apart from the hotel and the golf course, but that was very nice. I’m looking forward to it.”

The 300,000USD tournament features 108 competitors and is tri-sanctioned by the LET, Ladies Asian Golf Tour (LAGT) and Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAi).

Hazy sunshine is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday with light WNW winds and temperatures in the mid to upper 20s. Dry weather continues for the remainder of the week and into the weekend with highs of 25-27C.
VOLVO associates with Aircel Chennai Open 2013
as the ‘Official Car Partners’

Chennai, November 28, 2012: Volvo Auto India is the official car partner for Aircel Chennai Open 2013 in India. Matches held from 31st December 2012 to 6th January 2013 will be played with the Volvo S60 holding prime position as a luxury sedan. The 2013 tournament marks the 5th consecutive year that Volvo India has been associated with India’s only ATP World Tour Event.  

So apart from the two battling stars at the court, all eyes will be at the Super Sporty Volvo S60 which will be in the backdrop for all the matches.

The silent roar: Who says that bold statements can’t be made quietly? The Volvo S60 with its dynamic design is a living proof of that. Beneath its Scandinavian curves lies the true personification of silence and efficiency, the new D4 and D5 engine. It delivers 163 horses under the hood at its frugal best for a smooth and effortless conversation with the tarmac.

Intimacy meets luxury: The Volvo S60 succeeds in bringing together inspirational motoring comfort with individualism. Here, premium leather seats meet lavish space to create a cocoon of luxury. The Interior Air Quality System for clean cabin air and the Volvo Sensus with a touch interface showcase how well the S60 has been designed around you. The audio controls on the steering wheel help you enjoy uninterrupted entertainment without taking your eyes off the road.

Play it safe: The Volvo S60 helps save more than just the fun of driving. It’s a modern age technological marvel with innovative features like Laser Assisted Automatic Braking - City Safety that warns you if you are not able to apply brakes manually. Whiplash Protection System and Dynamic Stability Traction Control keep you safe and in command always.

Mr. Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India, “It's a pleasure to associate our brand with India's only and South Asia's premier ATP World Tour- Aircel Chennai Open 2013 for the 5th straight year. Volvo has been closely associated with tennis through ATP Volvo International for many years and this partnership with the 18th edition of Aircel Chennai Open will further strengthen Volvo's association with the sport.”

Commenting about the partnership, Mr. Ashu Jindal, COO, IMG Reliance said, “We are delighted to have Volvo Auto India associate their premium luxury sports car, the Volvo S60 as the official car for Aircel Chennai Open 2013. Volvo has a rich history of being associated with sports across the globe. The brands commitment to the tournament has been incredible and we definitely look forward to their continuous support in the future.”

The 18th edition of Aircel Chennai Open will feature an impressive line-up of tennis players including the Top 20 players- Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Marin Cilic and crowd’s favourite Stanislas Wawrinka. Both Indian and International participants will compete for the title.

ABOUT AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013
The USD 430,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organized by IMG Reliance, is India's only and South Asia's premier ATP World Tour Open 250 event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the tournament has completed sixteen successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP's Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP's Best Marketing Award (2008), the event has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 18th edition of the tournament will be held from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organized with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rolex announced five awards for Young Laureates at a press conference in New Delhi, India, today “to encourage leadership and excellence in the next generation and to acknowledge a surge of applications from young people for the Rolex Awards for Enterprise this year.”
The Young Laureates, who have inspirational projects in Mexico, India, Afghanistan and Paraguay, impressed award judges with their passion and commitment to create positive change in their own communities and beyond, Rolex said in a news statement. They will each  receive 50,000 Swiss francs (U.S.$54,000) and a Rolex chronometer.They

Karina Atkinson, 27, Scotland – is developing a scientific research center at a biologically rich reserve in Paraguay and using community outreach to educate the surrounding impoverished communities about the value of conservation.

 Selene Biffi, 30, Italy – is establishing a storytelling school in Afghanistan to preserve the country’s oral heritage, and provide youth with the skills to help NGOs deliver vital health and development information.

 Sumit Dagar, 29, India – wants India’s millions of blind people to participate more fully in society by giving them access to the digital revolution through a Braille smartphone developed for their local conditions.

Arun Krishnamurthy, 25, India – is motivating students and community volunteers to restore severely polluted urban lakes in Chennai, before taking on other urban water bodies in the region.Maritza Morales Casanova, 28, Mexico – is building an environmental park in the Yucatán where children can have fun learning about conservation and become involved themselves in educating other young people on sustainability.

“These young pioneers have an amazing social consciousness, the commitment to help others, and the determination to turn enterprising ideas into reality. We believe the Rolex Awards will help these inspiring young leaders reach their full potential and propel their inspiring projects forward,” said Rebecca Irvin, head of philanthropy at Rolex.

Next Generation of Leaders
Rolex introduced awards for Young Laureates in 2009 to encourage the next generation of leaders. “Under the structure of that programme the next awards were due in 2014. However, due to a five-fold increase in applications from young people under 30 for the longstanding Rolex Awards programme, this year’s Jury was asked to select five Young Laureates. Rolex received a record number of 3,512 applications from 154 countries for the 2012 series,” Rolex said in its statement.
The five Young Laureates are being presented in India alongside the five traditional winners announced earlier this year. Sergei Bereznuk (Russian Federation), Barbara Block (United States of America), Erika Cuéllar (Bolivia), Mark Kendall (Australia) and Aggrey Otieno (Kenya) won Rolex Awards for projects ranging from marine research, revolutionary vaccine technology and tiger conservation.
Rolex is holding the 2012 Awards ceremony in India for the first time in tribute to the enterprising spirit that is driving the country, the news release added. The Laureates receive their awards in New Delhi, while the Young Laureates, who were introduced to the international media today, will be honored in Switzerland next year.
The 2012 winners bring the total to 125 individuals from 42 countries whose spirit of enterprise and concern for the environment and mankind have earned support and recognition from the Rolex Awards in the last 36 years, in areas including science and health, applied technology, exploration and discovery, the environment, and preservation of cultural heritage.
“Laureates are chosen by a Jury of international experts who themselves embody the spirit of enterprise that the Awards seek to promote. The Jury this year included scientists, explorers, conservationists, doctors, educators and entrepreneurs from around the world,” Rolex explained.



3 days Rex Conclive hosts Global Awards for Social Justice &Citizen Action
The 7th Annual Rex -KARMAVEER PURASKAAR to mark National Citizen Action Day
New Delhi 26th November 2012: 3 days Rex Conclive- the one its kind simple and austere platform aiming at enabling partnerships between grassroots community, industry workers and people from media, government, businesses and citizens at large to generate ideas for action that can make a difference in our world and bring about a༯span>change for the greater good of humanity hosted 7th Annual REX KARMAVEER PURASKAAR to mark the Citizen Day ie 26th NOVEMBER. Instituted by the people sector along with various partners, citizens from all sectors, and media supporters, the prestigious award is an annual function that recognizes and encourages citizens to address social issues and BE THE CHANGE in the society.
 The 7th REX Karmaveer Puraskaar awardees include Dr Swaroop Rawal- main stream sctress, Michael Norton & Nida Shams- Global Citizen, Mrs. M.C.Mary Kom, Mr.Kuldeep Singh Bisht- Sportsperson 4 Change, Hansal Mehta- Filmmaker on contemporary Issues, Shalu Jindal and inderneel Hariharan -artist for change. Karan Pau, chairman of APJ Surendra Group-corporate citizen for change., DR S Y Quereshi ༯span>& Gen Vinod Sehgal and Chhavi Rajawat -government citizen for change, and Master Arvindh Natrajan, kids for change  etc etc.
 The people sector instituted these awards to recognize real life unsung heroes who believe it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness and have walked that extra mile to BE THE CHANGE and practice true democracy by fighting for social justice and practicing the power of ONE as citizens for change. This year we celebrate the sixth year of instituting the CtrlS-KARMAVEER PURASKAAR and the awards, like every year, shall be given the 26th day of November, the National Social Justice and Citizen Action Day.
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The awardees of REX KARMAVEER PURASKAAR are caring and concerned citizens who have gone beyond business as usual to lead the change with an 'I CAN DO' attitude by taking stands and speaking out against social wrongs. These awardees are dubbed as the Noble Laureates and the mission of the awards is to celebrate and inspire individual citizen action for social justice. The idea is to nominate and select citizens from all the sectors, who have contributed to social justice & citizen action by going beyond business as usual, and thus have been the change that they want to see in the world. These coveted awards are given only to individual citizens and not to any organisation or company.༯span>
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Elaborating the vision behind REX, Jeroninio Almeida founder & curator of REX and iCONGO said, ㉠am overwhelmed by the large number of volunteers who have been contributing towards the society and are determined to 'Be the Change' for the betterment of the world we live in. This prestigious award is a step to honour the exemplary actions by people from our own surrounding who have gone beyond their comfort zones for social justice through citizen action. We really need the awareness in our citizens so that together, we all become the emissary of a change.
The 3 days knowledge forum witnesses several eminent speakers including Mary Mangte Kom, IndiaⳠOlympic winning champion, Mark Parkinson, Internationally renowned educationist, Josy Paul, Chairman BBDO,  Vijay Mehta, global Philanthropist, author and Peace Ambassador, Swaroop Rawal ༯span>Actor and Social Activist, Arjun Sajnani, Movie Director and renowned theatre personality &  playwright, Dr David Dror, international Fashion designer Alecca Carrano, global philanthropist & author Michael Norton,  Ajeet Bajaj- an adventurer & explorer, the first Indian to have completed the much-acclaimed Polar Trilogy comprising, skiing to the North Pole, to the South Pole and across the Greenland Ice, Aubrey Aloysius, Arvindh Natarajan -fifteen years old, NRI from California teaches children in primary schools in his native place in Tamil Nadu, Carmen Miranda etc  enlighten the audiences and shared the ideas which has changed the life of millions. and several other globally eminent speakers and alternative performers (music, stand up comics, sufi artistes like Rekha Surya, Lorraine Aloysius, Olavo Rodriques, Arka Mukopahyaya, Saqlain Nizami and others)
One of this yearⳠawardees, Dr Swaroop Rawal, said, ㉠am glad to have been awarded the coveted Karmaveer Puraskaar. However, I would like to share this among all the citizens of our country who have done even single deed of selfless service. I do not need the award, but a lot of people in our society need our help. I ask you all to pledge at this moment to do at least one selfless work every day and you'll see the world changing for yourself. It is a moment however, which has left me feel humble and motivated to contribute more to the society.

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