Showing posts from December 18, 2011

ECE announced poll itinerary in five states

Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi told at a press conference in Delhi that seven-phase polling will be held for Uttar Pradesh Assembly on 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, 19th 23rd and 28th February next year.The Election Commission today announced a seven-phased poll in Uttar Pradesh between February 4 and 28, while assembly elections in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa will be held in a single-phase. Punjab and Uttarakhand will go to polls on January 30, while it will be held on January 28 in Manipur and on March 3 in Goa. The counting of votes in all the states will be held together on March 4.Announcing the poll schedule in five states, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi said the Model Code of Conduct comes into immediate effect in all the five states and will also apply to the Central government.Earlier, reports had it that the Mayawati government was planning to advance the school and college examinations to February to avoid an early poll. The seven-phased polling in Ut…

Meeting of PM's Council of Trade and Industries

Meeting of PM Council of T&I:All is not well in economic front:
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday hit out at industry leaders for their "negative comments" on government policies, saying it has "added to the uncertainty" but admitted that evolving of consensus on issues takes longer than desired due to coalition politics.

Amidst the talk of policy paralysis in the government, he asserted the government was committed to creating a growth oriented economic environment. US growth has continued to be sluggish. In the near future we cannot hope to see the same growth impulses from the West as we saw prior to the meltdown," he said.

"I must confess that it is a little disappointing to sometimes hear negative comments emanating from our business leadership or be told that government`s policies are causing slowdown and pessimism in the industrial sector, Dr. Singh said.
"Such comments have added to uncertainty and have emboldened those who have no…

Doctors’ strike continues in Rajasthan

Rajasthan, medical and health services remain paralysed throughout the state as strike by the government doctors entered third day today.

The situation may further worsen as Medical Teachers have also decided to boycott work for two hours today followed by mass leave and indefinite strike.

Meanwhile ten people have died in different parts of state for want of treatment.

AIR correspondent reports that the indoor and outdoor patients in government hospitals had to suffer the brunt of the on going doctor’s strike. The situation may further worsen as Rajasthan Medical Teachers Association has also decided to join the agitation. In view of this the state government has decided to take help of private doctors in a big way.

Meanwhile more that 200 Doctors have been arrested under RESMA and 17 have been suspended. The Cabinet Sub-Committee met yesterday evening in Jaipur to break the deadlock but could not succeed as the in-service doctors have categorically said that any talks w…

Winter session extended by 3 days

The winter session of Parliament, which was scheduled to end on Thursday, has been extended by three days from 27th December to discuss Lokpal Bill and other legislations.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said this in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday while tabling the 33rd report of the Business Advisory Committee.
The Lokpal bill is expected to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday and would be taken up for discussion when Parliament reconvenes on 27th December after a four-day Christmas break.
Parliament is also expected to discuss the Whistleblowers Bill and the Judicial Accountability Bill during the extended session. Opposition parties had sought discussion on the three key legislations that are part of the government's strategy to tackle corruption.


Message From Upanishads:


We emanate from BLISS
We sustain in BLISS
We merge in BLISS

We invite you to a blissful experience to explore the Inner Divinity and re-establish your joyous feeling of the Supreme unity of The Self with the Universal Spirit. It will give you peace, happiness, good health and security. You will be able to extend harmony towards the outward environment.

This is an endeavor of love with an invitation to the oriental wisdom and mystic knowledge. The purpose is to create a stir or motion of this beautiful creed and watch the self-transformation. This will develop in you a deep sense of calmness and you will feel uplifted. You can look forward to the future with hope and confidence.

Sahitya Akademi award for this year.

22 prominent poets, novelists to get Sahitya Akademi award
Dec 21,  9:19 PM
Eminent Bengali poet Manindra Gupta, Assemese poet late Kabin Phukan, Kashmiri poet Naseem Shafaie, Urdu poet Khaleel Mamoon, Hindi Novelist Kashinath Singh, Odia novelist Kalpanakumari Devi and Kannada novelist Gopal Krishna Pai are among the 22 prominent poets and novelists who have been selected for the Sahitya Akademi award for this year.

A release by the Akademi said that seven novels, eight books of poetry, three of essays, one each of short stories, narrative history, biography and a play have won the Sahitya Akademi award.

Mr. Ramachandra Guha for his book of narrative history in English, Mohan Parmar for his Gujarati book on short stories and Mohan Gehani's for his Sindhi book of plays, have also been selected for the award.

The award carrying a cash prize of one lakh rupees, an engraved copper plaque and a shawl will be presented to the authors at a special function to be held in N…

Food Security Bill in Parliament today

Food Security Bill in Parliament today The National Food Security Bill will be introduced in Parliament on Wednesday; the Union Cabinet had already approved the Food Security Bill on 18th December. Talking to reporters outside Parliament on Tuesday, Food and Public Distribution Minister K. V. Thomas said the Bill would first be tabled in the Lok Sabha.Thomas said that Centre was developing a mechanism to share the additional cost on the Food Security Bill with the states.He expressed confidence that there would be no financial stress on implementing the Bill. The Minister said that from the proposed 75 percent of the rural population covered under the Bill, at least 46 percent would be priority house holds from the weaker sections.From 50 percent of the urban population, at least 28 percent will be priority households. Thomas said the Government would provide nutritional meals for the children while Rs 1,000 for six months to the pregnant women for six month.

Citizen's charter bill tabled in Parliament

The citizen's charter bill that spells out responsibilities of govt depts towards citizens, their right to delivery of goods and services, and redressal of their grievances in a time-bound manner was introduced in LS on Tuesday.Minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V Narayanasamy introduced the Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011, which was cleared by the cabinet earlier this month.The Bill makes it mandatory for every public department to publish a citizen's charter and address grievances within 30 days, failing which the official concerned would face action, including a fine of up to Rs 50,000 (to be recovered from his salary) and a disciplinary proceedings.The bill has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee that will prepare its report and submit it to the house before the legislation is debated and passed.Here are some of the salient features of the leg…

Vice President’s Address at Fourth Prof. Hiren Mukherjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture

Vice President’s Address at Fourth Prof. Hiren Mukherjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that it is evident from the overwhelming support given by the international community in July this year to General Assembly Resolution 65/309 advocating the pursuit of happiness as an essential ingredient of a holistic approach to sustainable development. Addressing at the “Fourth Prof. Hiren Mukherjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture” here today, he has said thatamemorial lecture, by established custom, is instituted to recall the good deeds of those who are no longer with us. Following is the text of Vice President’s address :
“A memorial lecture, by established custom, is instituted to recall the good deeds of those who are no longer with us. Today, we have gathered to honour the memory of Hiren Mukherjee, a great parliamentarian of what is rightly known as the golden era of Indian democracy. His passion, ideological commitmen…

Press Conference 19th December 2011

19-Dec 2011  Monday    Public  Lecture  3.00 PM Prof G Pandey Emory Univ Atlanta.
UN-archived histories;

Hungarian Cultural Centre presents Hungarian Film Festival at Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road > 7pm on 19th-21st December 2011

"Guerrilla" Bangladesh film screening at Main Building, IIC, Lodhi Estate > 6pm on 19th December 2011

 The Art & Cultural Trust of India presents 'Sangeet Samman Awards', 'Traditions 2011' & 'Delhi Pratibha Puraskar' A three days Music Festival at Alliance Francaise, 72, Lodhi Estate > 19th-21st December 2011

Public Lecture.Seminar...Nehru memmorial Museum Library

19-Dec 2011  Monday    Public  Lecture  3.00 PM Prof G Pandey Emory Univ Atlanta.
UN-archived histories;

20 -Dec-2011 Tuesday Seminar              3.00 PM  Dr Radha Madhav  DD Upadhyaya
Social Implications of Budhistic logic.

21 Dec-2011 Wednesday Seminar           3.PM    Dr Vinay Chaturvedi,Univ of California,
Hindutva Beyond Borders:

Vatavaran aty Samaj Bachaao Morcha Punjab

Vatavaran aty Samaj Bachaao Morcha Punjab  State Coordination Meeting , 14th December , Amritsar
The first meeting of Vatavaran ate Samaj Bachao Morcha, Punjab was held on 14th December at the office of Ram Tirath Mission under the leadership of Giani Kewal Singh (Former-Jathedar Sri  Takhat Damdma Sahib)  The meeting was attended by more than two dozen organizations working on different causes including social, cultural, missionary and environmental concerns.
After a  serious discussion about the present state of affairs of Punjab and difficulties faced by people due to environmental, health and social problems it was felt that toxins in the environment and pollution are pushing Punjab towards death and destruction and that to save Punjab and punjabis it is necessary to build a strong wave of public pressure which can force political parties to respond to this crisis.
There was a consensus among members present that all political parties should present a time bound plan …