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Shankar Das at his best for the last,

June 4, 2011:Pune/New Delhi Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc:
Shankar Das saves his best for the last, prevails over R Murthy in playoff:Shankar Das of Kolkata clinched his second professional title when he prevailed over R Murthy of Bangalore in the playoff at the PGTI Players Championship presented by Poona Club Ltd. on Saturday. Shankar triumphed on the first playoff hole after he and Murthy had ended the regulation 72 holes with identical totals of 13 under 271 on a rain-affected day.

Shankar Das (69-69-67-66), who was two shots adrift of the lead in tied second overnight, carded his best score of the week, a five under 66, in round four. His round featured six birdies and a bogey. Shankar bogeyed the second but hit his tee shot within a few inches on the fourth to earn his first birdie of the day. He added two more birdies on the eighth and ninth thanks to his accurate iron-play to make the turn at two under.

The 28-year-old from Kolkata sneaked ahead of his nearest rivals R Murthy and M…

Kashmir under radar of National leaders

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan gave clarion call for building a political consensus and public opinion in the country to force government to resolve issue of Kashmir.Danish Ali National Secretary of Janta Dal Secular said cleansing of one society from the J&K state was nefarious design of some vested interest peoples who run their shops in varied form and thus government must give its empathy towards the people of Kashmir.He describes two faces of army one at Sikhim with full of love and that of in Srinagar with all suspicion. CPI leader D. Raja said There must be political move for evolving short-term as well as long term measures to settle the issue of Kashmir. He further said allowing democratic dissent, repealing Public Safety Act (PSA) and strengthening Article 370. He narrated incidents of Argentina of mad women movement that led to dethroning of a dictator in Argentina in 70s to the Perveena Ahangar’s movement of kins of disappeared persons, he asked gove…

Lankan lions roar at the Poona Club Golf Course

Pune, June 3, 2011: Lankan lions roar at the Poona Club Golf Course and Rohana enjoys two-stroke lead; Perera, Das & Murthy in tied second.Day three of the PGTI Players Championship presented by Poona Club Ltd. was a highly productive one for Sri Lankan golfers Anura Rohana and Mithun Perera. While Rohana fired a four under 67 on Friday to be perched on top of the leaderboard at 10 under 203, his compatriot Perera also shot a 67 to be placed tied second along with Kolkata’s Shankar Das and Bangalorean R Murthy at eight under 205.

Anura Rohana (69-67-67), who was overnight second, did not have the ideal start to round three. He dropped a double bogey on the opening hole after finding the green in four shots. The Colombo-based professional, still looking for his maiden title on the Aircel PGTI, made a speedy recovery thereafter as it rained birdies for him.

The 37-year-old Sri Lankan sank a 12-footer for birdie on the fourth and then kept landing his approach shots within eight fe…

Govt engages Ramdev in back-channel talks

New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) Hectic back-channel efforts were initiated on Thursday to persuade Baba Ramdev from going ahead with his indefinite hunger strike from Saturday as the Congress party held consultations at the highest level to avert a Hazare-like protest on the streets.

Indications that both the sides were in serious discussions came when Ramdev called off a press conference scheduled Thursday evening at Ramlila Maidan where he is to sit on fast two days later.

The cancellation of the media briefing took place on the ground that there was "serious dialogue" on with the government and that he would the media about the "conclusive" outcome on Friday after the second-round of talks.

After reports that civil society was divided on the Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare on Thursday announced that he will join Ramdev's protest on Sunday but cautioned him that the government would "play fraud" by making false promises.

Conference on Diaspora’s Role in Indian and Caribbean Partnership

Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc: Conference on Diaspora’s Role in Indian and Caribbean Partnership Building Concluded in Port of Spain - A two-day conference entitled “Building a New Partnership between India and the Caribbean-Role of the Diaspora” concluded on 1st June 2011 in Port of Spain. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. During the conference, a Business Forum in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry, Indo-Trinidad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Global Organization of People of Indian Origin was inaugurated by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs and Civil Aviation, Shri. Vayalar Ravi. Mr. Stephen Cadiz, Minister of Trade and Industry of Trinidad and Tobago was also present on the occasion. The forum was attended by a large business delegation from India and prominent businessmen from the Caribbean region. Issues like, information technology, education, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, including hospital equipment, infr…

India and Germany in the Field of Renewable Energy

Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc: New Delhi:
Dr. Farooq Abdullah Calls for Greater Cooperation Between India and Germany in the Field of Renewable Energy-Union Minister of New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, has appreciated the efforts of Germany in the field of Renewable Energy and has stressed on the need for greater cooperation between the two countries in this direction. He was speaking to German Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Mrs. Katherina Reiche, who called on him here on Tuesday, 31st May, 2011. Mrs. Katherina Reiche is a member of the German delegation to India led by Chancellor of Germany, Mrs. Angela Merkel. While welcoming Mrs. Reiche in his office, Dr. Abdullah appreciated the large scale deployment of solar energy systems, especially on the rooftops of houses in Germany. He highlighted the problem of lack of electricity and access to energy in remote areas in India and the efforts u…

Janpal Lok Pal Bill strengthens democracy

Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc: Baba Ramdev must understand Lokpal mean Public authority meant to be the monitoring and intervening authority who keeps an eye if all is not well in democracy and in case of any authority not doing their duties or deflecting from their democratically established paths has to undergo through the advise of the Lokpal authority to put all authorities under check at all circumstances.
Lok Pal bill strengthens democracy, monitors authority by civil society to which one must understand: Monitoring authority does not become supreme as appears in some news items when authority deflect from their paths It is intervening authority at time of crisis and is not above the Constitution of India.Most of 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 t…

Centre Seeks Views on Lokpal Bill

Centre Seeks Views of State Governments and Political Parties on Lokpal
The Centre has sought the views of State Governments and Political Parties on certain issues related to drafting of Lokpal Bill. The text of the letter written by the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, Shri Pranab Mukherjee is as follows:

“The issue of setting up of a Lokpal to curb corruption in high places has been under the consideration of the Government of India for some time. In this context, the Legislative Department had prepared a draft Lokpal Bill in 2010, a copy of which is annexed. Simultaneously, some members from civil society have been advocating setting up of a Lokpal and a draft bill prepared by them is also annexed.

You would be aware that the Government of India have constituted a Joint Drafting Committee in April 2011 (copy annexed) which has had five meetings so far. There are, however, some basic issues where the Government feels that consultations with all stakeholders is necessary before w…

Teri Meets on Environment

TERI organized a Brainstorming Session on Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Food and Nutritional Security on 30 May 2011,Teri conference hall and 31 May 2011 at IHC New Delhi commemorating the birth anniversary of the Late Dr B P Pal, revered for his outstanding contributions to the field of agricultural and horticultural research. Thematic sessions focusing on Sustainable Agricultural Practices for increasing productivity and New Technologies leading to sustainable agriculture will follow the inaugural session .

The phenomenal growth in the agriculture sector, propelled by implementation of Green Revolution technologies and allied practices worldwide in the mid-20th century, was an outcome of the commitment of a few visionaries towards eradication of poverty and alleviation of food scarcity, hunger, and malnutrition.

Given the initial success, the focus shifted from agriculture until in recent years, where we witness agriculture gaining centre stage, since there is now a very cl…