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Andaman Nicobar Islands tourism hub: Sonia

2009-02-28 06:34:10 - Congress President Sonia Gandhi today on her visit to islands announced a series of development programmes for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands including a plan to make it a tourism hub.

Addressing a public meeting in Port Blair on Friday, Gandhi said "Rajiv Gandhi had envisioned the islands as a big hub of the tourism industry."Speaking on job opportunities she said that employment would also be generated for the local people with the Centre promoting the tuna fish industry in the islands.


It would be promoted under the Tuna Fishing Action Plan
of the Government of India, she added.A medical college would also be established while engineering classes could be taken up at the existing polytechnic institute here, she said.For the improvement of sea transport, new ships would be bought for plying on inter-island routes and between Chennai and Port Blair and Kolkata and Port Blair, she said.For farmers who lost their land in the 2004 tsunami, Gandhi said, the …

Indian Leaders reacts to global meltdown

Government on Thursday announced an incentive package of Rs. 325 crore to boost export oriented leather and textile sectors. These sectors are worst hit by the global economic meltdown.Commerce Minister Mr Kamal Nath said that government has set an export target of 200 billion US dollars in 2009-10. Reduction of slab for premier trading houses to Rs. 7,500 crore from Rs 10,000 crore, removal of import restriction on worked corals to address the gems and jewellery exporters were some other measures announced to give push to country's exports.

The government today expressed confidence that RBI may ease money supply further, while saying it may return to fiscal discipline by 2011 only if developed economies manage to shrug off the economic crisis.
The widening fiscal deficit resulting due to three stimulus packages since December has begun putting pressure on India's sovereign rating, which determines foreign lenders' confidence in the economy.

Replying to the debate on interim …

Shahbaz no more Punjab CM

2009-02-25 12:00:45 - Pakistan Punjab CM is dislodged from his prize post by three member judge bench of SC,the judgment two lines today made Sharif brothers' electoral eligibility case by declaring them ineligible for contesting elections in its two-line short order announced here.Shahbaz Sharif has hurriedly called a parliamentary party meeting of ML-N and all the members have been asked to make their presence in the meeting mandatory, while ML-N was seen making last ditch efforts for wooing the ML-Q on its side.

Supreme Court has disposed off Sharif brothers' electoral eligibility case by declaring them ineligible for contesting elections in its two-line short order announced here.

Shahbaz Sharif under this verdict has lost his seat in the provincial assembly and being no longer member of the Punjab House, he is no more Punjab chief minister, as SC has annulled the earlier notification about
his being chief minister.

SC three-member Bench headed by Justice Musa K. Laghari for t…

Eight Oscars to slumdog millionaire

Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles for this year's Oscars venue.Shinning star of the Oscar is "Slumdog Millionaire" on top of race at the 81st Annual Academy Awards stole the show with eight oscars out of ten nomination.

Best picture award is eighth to "Slumdog Millionaire" the Academy Awards 2009, the film champion, roling up its Obscurity-to-glory story by winning best picture and seven other Oscars, including the directing honor for Danny Boyle also include adapted screenplay, cinematography, editing and both music Oscars, score and song.

Slumdog Millionaire has won eight Oscars of the night and still to achieve more.

Simon Beaufoy got the award for best adapted screenplay, the second award of to Anthony Dod Mantle bagged the Oscar for best cinematography.

Best Sound Mixing: Ian Tapp, Resul Pookutty for Slumdog Millionaire sound team collect the film's third Oscar of the evening with the film's superb visuals matched with its accoustic best dizzying sounds,…