Showing posts from May 8, 2011

Arjun Singh Chaudhri prevails in playoff to win in Karnal

Karnal, Haryana, May 12, 2011: Arjun Singh Chaudhri of Noida prevailed in a playoff against Karan Vasudeva of Delhi to win the PGTI Feeder Tour event at the Madhuban Meadows Golf Course in Karnal. The two golfers ended the regulation 54 holes with an identical total of 12 under 195 before Chaudhri emerged champion on the first playoff hole.Arjun Singh Chaudhri (69-65-61) fired a blistering eight under 61 on Thursday to equal the course record set by Mahinder Singh of Chandigarh in the previous round. Arjun had a slow start as he made birdie-bogey on the second and third and then went on to make pars till the eighth. The 31-year-old then came up with an unbelievable run of six birdies and an eagle on the last 10 holes.
Chaudhri sealed the win with a birdie on the first playoff hole (18th hole). He produced a magnificent approach shot that landed within one feet on the playoff hole and led to a birdie. Vasudeva on the other hand, missed a three feet birdie putt during the playoff.Arjun,…

Australia and India to deepen economic partnership

Australia and India to deepen economic partnership
Anand Sharma raises issue of safety of India Students in Australia
The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Anand Sharma has stressed India’s interest in building long-term relationships with Australia, especially in areas of mutual interest such as mineral resources, agriculture and clean energy. The Minister who is on a three day visit to Australia, met with and had substantive discussions with Mr. Kevin Rudd, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Joe Ludwig, Minister for Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries; Mr. Martin Ferguson, Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism; Mr. Stephen Smith, Minister for Defence; and Mr. Simon Crean, Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government.

In his interactions with Australian leaders, Shri Sharma also discussed the ongoing WTO negotiations, and the next G-20 Summit.

During the first leg of the visit, Shri Sharma addressed Australian and Indian business represe…

Third day ‘RabindraPranati

Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc: 9 May 2011 New delhi:
Today was the third day of the weeklong festival Rabindra Pranati organized by the Sangeet Natak Akdemi under the auspices of Ministry of Culture to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore at Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi. Today’s event saw two mesmeric dance performances by Vaibhav Arekar and Kapila Venu and an expressive dance-drama choreographed and directed by Md. Belayet Hossain Khan from the Jago Art Centre, Bangladesh.

The evening began with Vaibhav Aerakar’s enthralling dance adaptation of Tagore’s poem ‘Debotaar Grash’ from Sanchaiti and the poems ‘Bir Parush’, ‘The Judge’ and ‘The End’ from The Crescent Moon. Vaibhav Arekar, an exponential Bhartnatiyam dancer brought to life the enigmatic relationship between a mother and a little boy through his performance. The performance was much appreciated by the spellbound and teary-eyed audience.

The evening featured an immaculate Kutiyattam performance by Kapila Ve…

Singapore's ruling party sweeps elections

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) retained power with an absolute majority winning 81 of the 87 seats in a "watershed" general elections, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong acknowledged that opposition gains had marked a "distinct shift" in the city-state's political landscape.Though the PAP, in power for over 40 years, won 81 of the 87 parliament seats as it captured 60 per cent of the 2 million votes cast in yesterday's election, the Workers Party won six seats, the most ever captured by the opposition."It marks a distinct shift in our political landscape," Lee told an early morning news conference."Many (Singaporeans) wish for the government to adopt a different style and approach," he said."Many desire to see more opposition voices in parliament to check the PAP government."

"We hear all your voices, whether it's expressed in person or over the Internet. The PAP will analyse the results of the …