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Parliament adjourned on demands of sacking HM

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Parliament adjourned  again 
The demands for sacking Home Minister P Chidambaram for reportedly helping a hotelier and dismissal of Karnataka government for alleged atrocities on Marathi-speaking people today disrupted Parliament, forcing its adjournment virtually without conducting any business. 

The only business transacted was the passage of the Supplementary Demands for Grants for Railways for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha by a voice vote amid vociferous slogan-shouting by Opposition members.
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi could not reply to the debate, which took place yesterday, and just laid the speech on the table of the House.
Trouble started as soon as the House met for the day with AIADMK and Left members trooping into the Well demanding sacking of Chidambaram. BJP members were also on their feet raising slogans.
NDA partner Shiv Sena members raised slogans holding placards demanding dismissal of the BJP government in Karnataka for alleged atrocities on Marathi-speaki…

Govt confident of tabling Lokpal Bill in Winter Session: Bansal

Acknowledging that consensus eluded the all-party meeting on Lokpal issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has said govt was confident that it would be able to table the proposed bill in the Winter Session itself.

"I believe that it would be possible. Yesterday, there was an all-party meeting where 35 different parties participated. All had different views on the issue. To say there was broad consensus on the issue would be wrong. This has increased the work load of the government," Bansal said on Thursday. "How to compile these 35 different views and then also bringing in government views and to make amendments in the proposed bill," Bansal said, referring to the task at government's hand. However, "We are working hard on it and I am confident we will be present it in this session," he said. When pointed out that only one week of the Parliament session was remaining, Bansal said, "We will have to do a lot of hard work…

Mechanism for Citizen engagement of Social Media

Kapil Sibal – the Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology chaired a Round Table on Citizen Engagement and Use of Social Media here today. The Round Table was attended by about 100 stakeholders including social media organizations, civil society organizations, industry associations, members of legal fraternity, representatives of government departments and agencies and others.

The discussion in the Round Table focused on:

Ways of improving citizen engagement in policy formulation and implementation of its projects and programmes:
Requirement of capacity building within government for use of social media
Contextualising social media to Indian realities including Indian language content
Development of Mechanisms to protect privacy and identity of individuals
Mechanism to address security concerns about data including personal data

All stakeholders were in favour of increased use of social media as it was felt to be an important instrument in initiating …

Zardari discharged from hospital

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President Asif Ali Zardari has been discharged from a Dubai hospital on Wednesday where he was being treated for a heart condition and moved to his private residence in the emirate to recuperate.

"President Asif Ali Zardari has been discharged from hospital and moved to his residence in Dubai," said a brief statement issued by, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said late on Wednesday night. Babar had earlier said Zardari would be discharged from hospital and shifted to his home tomorrow. In Dubai, a senior Pakistan People's Party leader said: "Following latest round of checkups, all of whom turned out to be normal, doctors agreed to discharge him on Thursday.

Khalin Josh Takes day one lead at RCGC Cup

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Khalin Joshi takes day one lead at RCGC Cup


13th December, Kolkata: Bangalore’s Khalin Joshi’s facial expressions said it all as he returned with a scorecard of three-under 69 on the opening day of RCGC Cup Amateur Golf Championship at The Royal Calcutta Golf Course, Kolkata. Smiling Joshi became the leader of the day while Chandigarh’s Angad Cheema shot one-under 71 for the second position. Delhi’s Gagan Verma, Chandigarh’s Abhijit Chadha and the No. 1 Amateur of the country, S. Chikkarangappa, – all tied for third position with level par 72.

Khalin Joshi, 19, had a superb round as he shot five birdies on the 2nd, 4th, 10th, 15th and 17th but bogeys on 5th and 6th pegged him a bit on the front nine. Joshi said, “I am pretty fine with the way I played today but somehow I wasn’t confident enough on first nine. I was just managing the shots rather then playing them nicely. Though, I didn’t hit great in the front nine and missed 6-footer birdie on the 12th and 3-footer on 13th, I hit 14 …

Press Conference : Dec 13_ 2011

Event:Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh to inaugurate the
National Conference on JNNURM -Date:13 December, 2011 (Tuesday)Time: -9.30 AM-
Venue:Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

The Economic Times ACETECH 2011 @ Delhi on 16th to 18th December 2011
on December 16, 2011 - December 18, 2011 Time : 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Listed in Construction Agriculture

"The Delhi Metro: A history of the present" talk by Dr. Rashmi Sadana at Teen Murti House, Teen Murti Marg > 3pm on 13th December 2011

Bharatanatyam Recital by Vidhya Subramanyan from USA at Main Building, IIC, Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 13th December 2011

"Misleading Advertisements (With focus on health care, nutrition and weight reduction products & services)" panel discussion at Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road > 7pm on 13th December 2011

Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India will inaugurate “National Energy Conservation Day”. Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power will preside t…

Why India to come under emission curbs ?

Why India to come under emission curbs ?
Following headline is nonsense – only India shall come under ‘Emission Curbs’ for not –
1. Developing Hydro Power potential over 200,000MW – sabotaged by HALF PANTS led River Linking under Suresh Prabhu.
2. Developing Innovative Energy Saving Products – HALF PANTS didn’t want to protect IPR of Inventors and didn’t provide any support – tax foregone was over $150b and crippled Patent Office.
3. Develop Thermal Power Projects & Offshore Oil & Gas – Amabanis in 10 years since taking over BSES has installed just 600MW of 35,000 MW (45,000MW including 10,000MW Dadri Projects).
4. Develop 25 to 29 Oil & Gas blocks acquired by RIL since 1999-2001.
5. Developing Coal mines though acquired prime mining leases – imported coal instead.
6. Develop Steel and Cement Plants adequately but exported over 200 million tones of Iron Ore and other minerals annually.
7. Develop Indian Railways but interested in SEZs, Railway Corridors.
8. Marginally Deve…