Showing posts from January 15, 2012


In view of the flypast at heights varying from 60 to 500 metres and the associated flight safety concerns posed by birds, the IAF appeals to all citizens of Delhi and its neighbourhood to keep their areas clean and avoid throwing eatables, garbage, dead animals or carcasses in the open in all the days leading upto 26 January.

Responsible citizens are also requested to alert the nearest Air Force Unit or Police Station and report instances of carcasses found in the open. The vulnerable areas that come in the route include Palam, Najafgarh drains, Tihar Jail, War Cemetery and areas adjoin Rashtrapati Bhavan.

IAF Tableau showcases the men from our special forces and special operations capabilities of the Indian Air Force. We have the C-130J Super Hercules the World’s most advanced and tactical aircraft. The Aircraft has already demonstrated its responsiveness during the recent Sikkim earthquake where it undertook relief operations within three h…

"EXPERIMENTS WITH THE MAGYARS - Associations of Identities Across Geographies"

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in cooperation with the Clark House Initiative an exhibition "EXPERIMENTS WITH THE MAGYARS - Associations of Identities Across Geographies" and a collateral event of the India Art Fair. The exhibition has been curated by  Sumesh Sharma and Zasha Colah (Clark House Initiative). 
The exhibition will include works by  Somnath Adamane, Imran Ali Khan, Liz Ballard, Tibor Balogh, Sachin Bonde, János Borsos, Prapti Chavanke, Věra Duždová, Roland Farkas, Lada Gaziova, Tushar Joag, Andras Kallai, Henrik Kallai, Szabolcs Kisspál, Roland Korponovics, József Zé Kovács, Krisztián Kristóf, Simon Liddiment, Oláh Mara, Miklós Mécs, Avinash Motghare, Prasad Nikumbh, Szacsva Y Pál, Nandini Pantawane, Deepali Patkar, Madan Pawar, André Raatzsch, Nikhil Raunak, Sharmila Samant, Alexander Schikowski, Hemant Shinde, Shambhavi Singh, Priya Sawale, Laszlo Siroki, Lajos Csonto Sontó, János Sugár, Csaba Vándor, Tamás Zádor. The exhibition will be inaugurated by…

Watch the State of the Union with Us

Watch the State of the Union with Us
On Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET, President Obama will give a State of the Union address to Congress. He'll talk about where we find ourselves as a nation and lay out his agenda for the year ahead.
At the White House, David Plouffe -- a senior advisor to the President -- sat down to talk about the speech and how you can get involved.
Watch the video and share it with your friends:

To make sure you're getting the most out of the speech, we're also putting together an enhanced version of the State of the Union that you'll be able to watch as President Obama speaks. The enhanced version will be available at so be sure to tune in Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.
As the President outlines his goals for 2012, we'll pull out key facts and important data -- and go deeper to give you additional information.
This speech will be a big moment, and we hope you'll watch it with us. Learn more from David Plouffe, and …

Categorization of Central Public Sector Enterprises

Criteria for Categorization of CPSEs

The Department of Public Enterprises(DPE)  has laid down criteria for initial as well as re-categorization of Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs) into appropriate schedules.  All CPSEs are required to be categorised into four schedules, namely, Schedule ‘A’, Schedule ’B’, Schedule ‘C’ and Schedule ‘D’. The categorization of CPSE has implications mainly for organizational structure and salary of Board level incumbents of the concerned CPSE.  Some modifications have been made to the previously existing system of categorization.  The procedure and parameters to be used for the purpose of categorization are as below: (i)             The proposals for categorization of CPSEs would continue to be initiated by the concerned administrative Ministry/Department and submitted to DPE, which would examine such proposals in consultation with the Public Enterprises  Selection Board.  The proposals for categorization of CPSEs should be furnished to DPE with …

PRESS INVITATION January 19, 2012

India International Coffee Festival
18 to 20 January 2012
New Delhi, India

1. ABHAAS Feature film, January 19, 2012

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre cordially invites you to the
special screening of

Feature film, directed by Bijaya Jena (1996), colour, duration:  105 minutes on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm
at 1/ A Janpath (Near Hotel Claridges)
New Delhi 110011

2.R V Kanoria, Chairman, Kanoria Chemicals has taken over as the President of FICCI. Naina Lal Kidwai, Country Head – HSBC India & Director, HSBC Asia Pacific, HSBC Ltd is the new Senior Vice President of FICCI.Mr Kanoria and Ms Naina Lal Kidwai will unveil FICCI’s Vision Statement at a Press Conference at 1.30 p.m. at FICCI, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

3.  National Security Adviser, Shivshankar Menon will speak on : KS AND INDIAN STRATEGIC CULTURE at 6. 30 at Multipurpose Hall, Conference Block, IIC (entry from gate No. 1).

 4.Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Tex…

World will Regret Its Neglect of Tibet: Tibetan PM

World will Regret Its Neglect of Tibet: Tibetan PM
January 18, 2012

Jan 18 (IANS): The international community is setting a bad precedence by not backing Tibet's non-violent struggle even when monks are self-immolating out of helplessness, says Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay.

"If the Tibetan movement is not supported ... there are many other struggles around the world… What will they think?" Sangay, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, asked.

Sangay, who was here on his way from Bodh Gaya in Bihar to Dharamsala, his base in Himachal Pradesh, himself gave the answer.

"They will say it's not worth investing in non-violence and democracy," he said. "They will say, 'Look at the Tibetan cause, how many Tibetans are self-immolating non-violently and no one gives a damn'."

If a group resorts to violence, the international community "rushes to intervene, (acknowledging) there's a tragedy and pulls in money", sai…

India win over SAfrica in 2nd Test

Star drag-flicker Sandeep Singh converted a late penalty corner to hand India a 2-1 win over South Africa in the second hockey Test in New Delhi on Tuesday.

 India now leads the five-Test series 2-0. The home team had on Monday defeated South Africa 4-0 in the series opener. The Indians scored their goals late in both the halves through Chingelsana Singh (33rd minute) and Sandeep (68th), while Lance Louw (43rd) was the lone goal getter for South Africa at the Dhyan Chand national stadium in New Delhi. Despite the win, the Indians were far from impressive today and looked scrappy throughout the 70 minutes. As expected India coach Michael Nobbs made nine changes in the starting line-up and gave the captain's armband to Tushar Khandekar, who played his 200th international match, in place of Sardara Singh, who was rested. The changes seemed to have disturbed the home team's rhythm as the Indians looked rusty and out of sorts for most part of the opening period. Contrary t…


IAC’S PLAN FOR POLL BOUND STATES India Against Corruption’s (IAC) tour of poll bound states would start from January 21st. The first state IAC would visit is Uttarakhand, where the team would tour for three days till January 23rd. After this, IAC would visit Punjab for two days on January 24th and January 25th before returning back to Uttarakhand on January 27th and January 28th. The month of February has been primarily dedicated to Uttar Pradesh elections, which Team Anna would visit from February 2nd till February 25th. The tour program would coincide with the different phases of election in UP. On February 28th-29th and March 1st, IAC would visit Goa. The nitty-gritties of the visit like the cities which IAC would visit, the members visiting the rallies, etc are yet to be finalized. The campaign meetings in different cities are being organized by small committees that are being formed especially for this purpose.  During these tours, the response of various parties to th…


FUNCTION  : Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries to inaugurate 3rd Mayors Conference of National Meat and Poultry Processing Board.

VENUE : PHD House,4/2 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi 110016

DATE : Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TIME : 11.30 a.m.

Kashmir Valley remains cut off from rest of the country

Kashmir remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day on Monday as snowfall blocked the vital Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and delayed all scheduled flights to the Valley.

The snowfall, which began on Saturday night, continued overnight in most parts of the Valley including in the summer capital Srinagar, crippling normal life as most of the people preferred to remain indoors. However, the snowfall has brought much needed respite to the residents of the Valley as the minimum temperature recorded an increase for the second successive day, weather officials said. They said moderate to heavy snowfall was recorded in the Valley and efforts are on to clear the roads of accumulated snow. Fresh snowfall ranging between two to eight inches was also recorded in other parts of the Valley including Pahalgam, Yousmarg and Sonamarg. Snow clearance machines were deployed at Srinagar International Airport since 5.00 AM by Mechanical Engineering Department, while Beacon …

Pakistan Military’s Desire to Slip Into The Driving Seat Once Again

Pakistan Military’s Desire to Slip Into The Driving Seat Once Again P. K. Upadhyay-
January 13, 2012
Some very strange developments seem to be unfolding in Pakistani politics. A political dogfight between the civilian and military leaderships has been unheard off in the country’s history so far. The generals never had to air their differences with the political masters in the public as they are doing at present. When faced with a ‘defiance’ of their writ at any stage, the generals have always taken over power after booting-out the civilian government. In a rare case, as during the time of General Waheed Kakar, the Army did not directly take over power, but forced the feuding President (Ghulam Ishaq Khan) and Prime Minister (Nawaz Sharief) to quit and brought in a new government. The story, as told by Pakistani columnist Azeem Chaudhary, goes that General Kakar, in his full ceremonial uniform with a pistol holster by his side, called a meeting of Ishaq Khan and Nawaz Shari…

Israel may be preparing to strike Iran

US fears Israel may be preparing to strike Iran- Israel is preparing a military strike against Iran over US objections, triggering Americans to step up contingency plans to safeguard its facilities in the region in case of a conflict.

President Barack Obama, defence Secretary Leon Panetta and other top US officials have delivered a string of private messages to Israeli leaders, warning about dire consequences of a strike, Wall Street Journal reported quoting Pentagon sources.
Obama spoke on phone on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benzamin Netanyahu and Gen Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff is rushing to Tel Aviv to top meet top Israeli military officials.
"Our concern is heightened," a senior US military official said of the probability of an Israeli strike over US objections.
Tehran crossed at least one of Israel's "red lines" earlier this month when it announced it had begun enriching uranium at the Fordow underground nucle…

Saina enters semifinals of Malaysia Open

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Friday reached her first semifinal of the new season after eking out a hard-fought three-game victory over Tine Baun of Denmark in the Malaysian Super Series in Kuala Lumpur. 

The world number four Indian had to toil hard before prevailing over two-time All England champion Tine 21-13 21-23 21-13 in a women singles quarterfinal match which lasted a little less than an hour. The 21-year-old Saina kept the pressure on her rival and played a lot of smashes though she gained more points with her dribbling at the net. In the first game, Saina opened up a narrow lead after 5-5 but Tine kept breathing down her neck at 9-10 before the Indian started reeling off straight points to widen the gap and then take a 1-0 lead. Not ready to lie low, Tine raced to a three-point lead in the second game but a straight six point helped Saina to zoom past her and take 14-10 lead. However, the Dane was not someone to let it go so easily as she caught up with th…