Saturday, May 13, 2017


Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal was today elected as head of FIFA’s governance committee at the world football governing body’s 67th Congress in Bahrain’s capital city of Manama.
Justice Mudgal’s name was proposed by the FIFA Council yesterday for the vacant position of the governance chief after Miguel Maduro was reportedly ‘fired’ for his role in blocking Russian World Cup official Vitaly Mutko from retaining his seat on ruling council.
The FIFA Council proposed to the 67th FIFA Congress a list of members of both chambers of the independent Ethics Committee, the Disciplinary Committee, the Appeal Committee, the Audit and Compliance Committee, and the Governance Committee. Each list of candidates was presented for election to the FIFA Congress today, each for a term of office of four years which would come into effect immediately.
Justice Mudgal was appointed deputy chairman of the governance committee
in May last year during the FIFA Congress in Mexico.


Three Indian women wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Divya Kakran bagged silver medals in their respective categories in the Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi today after losing out their final bouts.
Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik lost her final bout against Japan’s Risako Kawai in 60kg category. Sakshi wrestled for the first time in women’s 60kg category after jumping up the weight division from 58kg. Vinesh Phogat lost the final in women’s 55kg category and Divya Kakran in 69 Kg to settle with silver medals.
Earlier today Ritu Phogat, in women’s 48kg, went down in her semifinal bout to Yui Susaki of Japan 0-9 to lose out on a place in the final but would fight for the bronze medal. Pinki, meanwhile, was the lone Indian to have lost in the quarterfinal round of women’s 53kg to bow out of the tournament early.


CBI today arrested the promoter of a telecom company from Mumbai in connection with a Rs 126 crore bank loan scam case. CBI informed that the promoter of Click Telecom, Sunil Kakkad, was arrested for allegedly cheating a consortium of State Bank of India, Canara Bank and Vijaya Bank to the tune of Rs 126 crore. The agency had registered the case against Kakkad in 2015.
CBI spokesperson R K Gaur informed in Delhi that the telecom company had allegedly been sanctioned several credit facilities, including cash credit, term loan and non- fund based limits (LCs), to the tune of Rs 126 crore.
It was further alleged that this company had won the bid for launching of BSNL VVOBB (voice and video over broad band) project in southern and eastern zones of the country and the accused inflated the project costs to obtain huge funds from the banks.
Cumulative funds involved in seven cases against him are over Rs 900 crore, the CBI sources said, adding that funds of Corporation Bank, SBI, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda and Vijaya Bank were siphoned off in these cases. Kakkad will be produced in a special court in Mumbai tomorrow.


Election Commission has said, it will hold all future elections using Electronic Voting Machines with Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT).
Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told this to reporters after holding an all-party meeting in New Delhi yesterday. The meeting was convened to discuss the issues relating to the reliability of EVMs and VVPATs and electoral reforms.
Mr Zaidi said, the Commission will also offer an opportunity to all political parties to prove that EVMs used in the recently held polls were tampered with or can be tampered.


US has imposed sanctions on Pakistan-based extremists and an organisation run by Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawah group.
Director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, John Smith said, the sanctions seek to disrupt the financial support networks of terrorists who have provided support to the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamaat-ul-Dawa al-Qu’ran, Taliban, al-Qaeda and Islamic State terror group.
Mr Smith said, the US continues to aggressively target extremists in Pakistan and the surrounding region, including charities and other front groups used as vehicles to facilitate illicit terrorist activities.


A massive cyber-attack has struck organisations in several countries. Computers in thousands of locations were locked by a programme that demands equivalent of 300 US dollars to unlock the systems. A large number of hospitals across Britain were hit by the cyber-attack, shutting down their computer systems and forcing the cancellation of patient appointments.
Britain’s National Health Service said, hospital computers were infected with a type of what they called ransomware that blocks the use of a computer system. Hospitals in areas across Britain found themselves without access to their computers or phone systems.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said there was no evidence that patient data had been compromised in the attack. Similar incidents were reported from the United States, China, Russia, Portugal, Italy and many other countries


Happy birthday, His Majesty King of Cambodia, King Norodom Shiamoni! Crowned as the King of Cambodia in 2004, King Norodom was a former ballet dancer and instructor who was best known as a cultural ambassador in Europe. His birthday is observed as the national holiday in #Cambodia. During this celebration, government buildings and public places in Cambodia are decorated with flags and the King’s photo.
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हिंदू राष्ट्र और हिंसक भीड़ 
तारीख: मई 13, 2017     वक्त : 5.30 बजे दोपहर से
 वक्ता – जिग्नेश मेवानी ,सुभाष गाताडे , नेहा दीक्षित , बोनोजीत हुसैन 
स्थान: गाँधी पीस फाउंडेशन दीनदयाल उपाध्याय  मार्ग, नई दिल्ली
कंसर्नड  सिटीजन्स कलेक्टिव
संपर्क : 9718479517, 9810523018, 9811807558
Mob Violence and the Hindu Rashtra
Day: 13 May, 2017; Time: 5.30 PM
Speakers: Jignesh Mewani, Subhash Gatade, Neha Dixit, Bonojit Hussain
Venue:  Gandhi Peace Foundation,
Den Dayal Uppadhyay Marg, New Delhi
Concerned Citizens Collective
Contact : 9718479517,  9810523018, 9811807558


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“We are so tired, conditions here are much worse. We need proper shelter, to be able to wash. This is the worst experience of our lives. We have had to flee again and again.”
Dear friend
This is what an ethnic Kachin family told me in March when I visited the refugee camp they were sheltering in near Myitkyina, Kachin State. They had first fled their home in 2011 after attacks by the Burmese army and were living in a refugee camp. But they had to run for their lives again, with their 8 children, when the camp was attacked by the Burmese army in December last year.
It was near midnight when they heard the fighter jets and then the bombs dropped on the camp. They had to leave everything behind and run. After spending a month living in temporary shelters near the border with China, they eventually made their way to this camp. The local community is doing its best to help the hundreds of refugees that have arrived in recent months, but everything is in short supply and conditions are harsh.
This family had to run from Burmese army attacks
This family had to flee attacks by the Burmese Army. Their family of ten now have to live in this tent.
And what they want is so simple. They want to go home to their villages, to be able to farm their land again. To be able to live in peace.
They need our help. The military continues to attack ethnic villagers and block efforts for democratic reform and peace.
Burma Campaign UK is working hard to raise awareness of these abuses by the military and keep up the pressure on the military to stop the attacks. But we are struggling to raise the funds needed.
That’s why next Saturday I’m running a sponsored 10K run with my colleagues, Karin Valtersson and Doug Janke. Honestly, I’m not looking forward to it as I’ve never run that far before. But I hope you can make our efforts worthwhile and sponsor our run today.
Please do make a donation and help us help people in Burma who have literally had to run for their lives.
Thank you so much for your support.
Anna Roberts
Executive Director
Burma Campaign UK


Dear Surjana S Mehta,
I am writing to you to see if you have a new idea for women safety and empowerment.
We at the Ministry of Women & Child Development have formulated the National Policy for Women. It has been a 2 year process with several stakeholder consultations.
This transformative policy will address the needs of women in the New India and also guide the functioning of the Government in decades to come.
We have a draft ready and before we conclude it, I am seeking some out-of-the-box ideas and suggestions from you that could be incorporated into the policy.
Surjana S Mehta, I have been happy to take action on petitions supported by you. We have taken steps to ease the passport rules for children of single parents and control the alarming rates of caesarean section births.
I would now like to hear your suggestions for this policy by the 15th May 2017. Click on this link to submit your suggestion.
You can also send your suggestions on Twitter and on the Facebook page of the Ministry. Don’t forget to add#NationalPolicy4Women on all your suggestions.
Thank you for participating in developing this Policy for Women.
Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
Minister For Women and Child Development



LuvKush Ramleela Committee cordially invites
You to attend the cover of Press conference and to share 
with you the uniqueness of

(Bollywood actors to reveal their Ramleela characters)

–    Mukesh Rishi (Indian film actor)
–    Vindu Dara Singh (Indian film actor)
–    Shubhi Sharma (Bhojpuri actress)
–    Vishal Kanwar (television actor)
–    Ashok Aggarwal (Chairman of Ramleela Committee)

Time   : 11:30 a.m.
Date    : 14th May, 2017 (Sunday)
Venue :
  Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg

You are requested to send correspondents/photographers/camera crew for the Ramleela.

Shailesh Giri


Shri Rajnath Singh,
Home Minister,
Government of India,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Many people believe that in the last few years an atmosphere of fear and oppression has built up in the country. The space for critical thinking and free speech has shrunk. Anyone expressing a contrary viewpoint is easily cast as being anti-national. Writers and free thinkers and activists have been repeatedly threatened and in some cases the threats have resulted in ugly violence and even murder. Sadly, the culprits behind some of these killings are still at large and forces inimical to liberty and democracy are only gaining in strength.

For the last seventeen years I have written about fundamentalist and anti-national forces undermining our constitutional democracy and freedom and how these forces have been behind the orchestrated killings of innocent men, women and children. Some of this work has been done in the face of great risk and danger. And my articles have been used in the courts of law to convict those guilty of mass carnage. A list of some of my writings on the related subjects is attached as Annexure I.

Yesterday I received a threatening letter at my office claiming that my killing is imminent. The letter advocates the cause of terror accused Sadhvi Pragya and those who are accused of killing the noted rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, the political activist from Maharashtra, Govind Pansare, the scholar, MM Kalburgi, and many other innocent Indians. It then pronounces my death sentence with the threat that it will be carried out soon. A copy of the letter is attached as Annexure II.

It is pertinent to mention here that those who are suspected of gunning down Dr Dabholkar and Pansare are still out of the reach of law enforcement agencies. Similarly, the prime accused in terror cases like the Malegaon, Mecca Masjid and Samjhauta Express bomb blasts have been absconding for almost a decade, with our agencies conspicuously failing to bring them to justice. The parent organisations to which these accused belong have also gained in prominence.

Sanatan Sanstha, Abhinav Bharat, Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, Hindu Rakshak Samiti, Bajrang Dal, Durga Vahini, Sri Ram Sene, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, have all been found to be involved in acts of violence and communal riots in several parts of the country. Often these organisations have common members and leadership. They also keep assuming new identities. Evidence collected by agencies and available with the government suggests that they are all part of the same hydra –headed social and political group.

The letter sent to me is a chilling reminder of the growing confidence of anti-national and fascist forces who want to exterminate all dissenting voices with violence. The language used in the letter is seemingly similar to many threats that Dabholkar had received immediately before he was brutally killed.

I had received a similar threat letter in July last year. I had then sent a complaint to Police Commissioner of Delhi. A copy of the complaint is attached as Annexure III. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a response.

Besides, Sanatan Sanstha, a right wing organization, had openly threatened me in the past. Evidence of the same is attached as Annexure IV.

The track record of the present NDA government suggests that if a similar incident had happened with a BJP leader or member of the larger RSS parivaar, the response of the police machinery would have been contrastingly different.

I would like to urge you not to treat this is as an individual matter. I am writing this on behalf of scores of journalists, activists, artists, writers and ordinary citizens across the country who have been threatened or attacked by the right wing forces.

In the ardent hope that the present government will carry out its constitutional duty of protecting liberty and democracy, I am writing you this letter.

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