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June 1, 2012

Gujarat Annual Plan for 2012-13 finalized at Rs. 51,000 crore: 34.21% higher than last fiscal
*** Low GDP growth rate is wake up call for GoI facing policy paralysis: Gujarat CM Narendra Modi
*** Indecision, adrift in Centre casting dark shadow on States
New Delhi: The Annual Plan for Gujarat for 2012-13 was finalized on Friday at Rs. 51,000 crore at a meeting held here between Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia.The current plan size is 34.21 % higher than the previous year’s plan size of Rs.38,000 crore.
In the meeting, Gujarat CM expressed his concern that we are starting 12th FYP with news that the growth rate last year was on 5.3%, in a scenario of low investor confidence, falling rupee, falling inflow of FDI and policy paralysis in the Central Gover…

Gandhinagar, 2nd June, 2012: Today, the Automobile national leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) signed a State Support Agreement (SSA) with the Govt of Gujarat for setting up their first Auto Vehicle manufacturing facility in Gujarat adding a new feather in the automobile industrial growth in Gujarat, in the presence Hon. Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi.           MSIL will set up two units in two phases in the backward Taluka of Mandal-Becharaji Amadavad dristric in Gujarat.  The 1st unit (1st phase)  will be near the historical town of Becharaji and 2nd unit (2nd phase)  will come up at a location of around 25 Kms from Becharaji. Gujarat Chief Minister, while Welcoming Maruti Suzuki to Gujarat Said that Gujarat has emerged as a prominent Global hub in Automobile Sector. The Journey started with TATA Neno, Ford, Peugeout, and how Maruti has entered in Gujarat  which will strenghten the brand Gujarat as a Globly prefe…
WHO raises alarm over tobacco industry’s tactics30 May 2012, New Delhi: On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, WHO is urging governments to beware of the tobacco industry’s interference in tobacco control programme. As countries move to meet their obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the tobacco industry is becoming more aggressive in its attempts to undermine the treaty by acting against the policies contained in it.
 The industry is targeting the youth through increased advertising budgets in several countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region. One in ten school students are offered free samples of tobacco products. The tobacco industry has sued central and local governments over the pictorial warnings on cigarette packets claiming that they infringe on the industry’s rights to use their legally-registered brands and freedom of speech. The Global Adult Tobacco Survey shows that health warnings are effective and a l…
Suu Kyi ask Myanmar workers in Thailand to be back home Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi  met  migrant laborers in Thailand asked them to return home and help build the country as it moves towards democratization.Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday on her first trip outside Myanmar in twenty four years. She will join leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, due to open on Thursday.
On Wednesday, she visited an area in the outskirts of Bangkok where many migrant workers from Myanmar are working at seafood factories and other facilities.More than 2 million people from Myanmar are said to be working in Thailand.Aung San Suu Kyi said she wanted to see the actual conditions of migrant workers outside Myanmar.She told enthusiastic supporters that she hopes to help the migrants to return home as soon as possible.Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver a speech at the World Economic Forum meeting on Friday.
Mitt Romney has clinched the US Republican presidential nomination. He will face President Barack Obama in the November election.ABC Television on Tuesday declared the former Massachusetts governor the projected winner in the Texas primary. With this win puts him over the top, having secured more than the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination. Romney had been the presumptive nominee for weeks, since his closest rival, Rick Santorum, withdrew from the race.Romney will be officially nominated at the Republican National Convention in August.

Romney said on Tuesday that he is humbled to have won enough delegates to become the Republican nominee.
He said he is confident that Americans will unite as a country on November 6th. He said they will then begin the hard work of fulfilling the American promise of restoring the country to greatness.
To: Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Join us on:SportzPower Dailywww.sportzpower.comMay 30 Vol 01, Issue 939 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES BCCI, PCB look to short cricket series in Dec-JanPossibility reportedly opens of BCCI, PCB squeezing in either three One Day Internationals, or two ODIs and a Twenty20 match between 23 December and 10 January.Good Time For Srinivasan And BCCI To End 'Conflict Of Interest' In IPLSPORTZPOWER VIEW - The biggest problem with the IPL remains the conflict of interest part where N Srinivasan, BCCI president, is also the owner of a franchise, the Chennai Super Kings. Refurbushed Ntl Motorcycle Racing C'ship kickstarts 1 JuneThis year’s national championship sees introduction of 165CC Group C class for Open category riders & also start of manufacturer's championship for all classes. ManU world’s most popular cl…
CM Modi releases the Resurvey Manual
Shri. Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Chief Minister releases the Resurvey Manual prepared y the Revenue Department           Land is becoming a scarce commodity. Preservation of this valuable asset and effective management strategies assume greater importance. Our foresighted predecessors have gifted us a system for maintenance of revenue records. In the era of fast urbanization and industrialization, society at large is having high expectations from the Revenue Department on the land management related issues. It is also necessary to meet the demand for government land along with far-sighted planning of its future requirements. Hence, it is inevitable to administer matters of land management with high degree of meticulousness and ensure accuracy in maintenance of records as well. A pre-requisite of modernization of land records is to capture in-situ real time land related data with the field survey of land in possession and  cultivated by farmers.      …

SIWI Water Prize 2012 Compromised

May29, 2012 Mr. Per Bertilsson Executive Director SIWI
Dear Mr. Per Bertilsson,
You will be horrified to discover ‘IWMI's Missionis to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment’ but I have not yet come across a single document that even marginally addresses the stated objectives of IWMI.
On the contrary it can be effortlessly proved they are bunch of scoundrels – Sabotaging Indian Economic Progress Instead.
1. This inventor finds it is very funny and also very stupid when River Linkers tell us there is flood in some regions and there is drought and the River Links shall transfer flood waters to drought regions.
2. Any farmer or hunter would tell you that it is easy to catch a sitting bull or shoot a sitting leopard but these Idiots would plan to diverted rivers in flood fury to drought regions across hundreds to thousands of kilometers jumping over scores of major and minor rivers. Cover of IWNI publication illustrates ‘Jumping of R…
Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy       The IAC alias Team Anna has accused the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh of corruption and want him to be prosecuted. But not one of the Team Anna has specified under which Section of the Prevention of Corruption Act is Dr. Singh prima facie guilty. Instead the glib accusation of Team Anna appears to be to benefit Ms Sonia Gandhi's conspiracy to foist her unqualified son in the PM's chair as well as to derail the legal steps to bring the corrupt to book which Action Committee Against Corruption in India under my chairmanship is undertaking.
          Team Anna has always been in the grip of Naxalite minded crazies. It is time Anna Hazare dump most of Team Anna and join with ACACI and Baba Ramdev for a nationalist approach to fighting corruption.  ------------------------- Regards, Abhishek

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AP HC verdict against Muslim reservation - a slap on the face of UPA says VHP:Govts & Polititians needs to introspect & come out of apeasement politics Chandrababu should not become modern Nizam of Hyderabad New Delhi May 29, 2012. Welcomming APHC verdict against muslim reservation VHP Delhi today passed a resolution terming it a slap on the face of UPA for its divisible politics and advise all governments and the political parties to keep away from apeasement policies based on communal grouds. After its meeting VHP state Gen Secretary shri Satyendra Mohan asked UPA for immediate withdrawal of its order and apologise to the nation in this regard. Briefing media after the meeting in the VHP state HQtrs in Jhandewalan its Media chief Vinod Bansal said that we have already organised Hindu Sarv Jati Mahapanchayat in Talkatora stadium of the national capital last week where thousands of delegates from different sacts, casts &…
Call for Applications for Program Manager at Khoj International Artists' Association Khoj International Artists’ Association is accepting applications for a full-time Program Manager to join their team starting 1st July 2012. Khoj invites applications from candidates who are dynamic, open to new ideas, innovative and creative and have a special interest in the visual arts. Job Description
The Program Manager at Khoj will be involved in an administrative and managerial role, working closely with the Director and Programs Team to develop and execute programs. The job description broadly includes project management, fundraising, grants management and overall project coordination and execution. The following are specific duties of a program manager- Responsible for aspects of research, planning, budgeting, organizing and executing select Khoj programs including residencies, exhibitions, workshops, artist lectures, performa…

Harendra, Shamim & Dawar in joint second

Chandigarh, May 29, 2012: R Srinivas of Bangalore produced a sizzling
five-under-67 to claim the first round lead at the PGTI Players
Championship being played at the Chandigarh Golf Club. Chandigarh’s
Harendra Gupta and the Delhi duo of Shamim Khan and Naman Dawar are in
joint second at four-under-68.

R Srinivas had an exceptional opening round thanks to his brilliant
short-game. His first birdie of the day came on the second hole where
he chipped it to within a few inches. This was followed by a 15-feet
birdie putt on the third. The bogey on the fourth did not prove too
costly for Srinivas as he came back strongly with a brilliant
eight-iron shot to set up a birdie on the eighth.

The short and stocky Srinivas, who is yet to win his maiden
professional title, collected three birdies in a row from the 11th
through the 13th to take his score to five under. He chipped-in from
the bunker on the 11th and then missed an eagle by a whisker with his
nine-iron approach shot on the 12th. Sr…

We are not considering hike in diesel, LPG prices: Reddy

Still battling the fallout of last week's steep Rs 7.54 a litre hike in petrol price, the government on Monday said it is not considering raising rates of diesel, domestic gas (LPG) and kerosene for the moment.

"We are not considering hike prices of diesel, domestic LPG and kerosene. It is out of question right now," Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy told reporters after a meeting called by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the impact of fuel price hike on inflation.
Chief Economic Adviser Kaushik Basu was also present at the inter-ministerial grouping on inflation.
Reddy said no dates have yet been fixed for convening a meeting of a ministerial panel to decide on revising rates of diesel, LPG and kerosene.
The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on fuel prices, headed by Mukherjee, hasn't met since June last year even though depreciation in the rupee and rise in international oil prices have raised the cost of imports.
"It was only a meeting of t…

India extends USD 500mn line of credit to Myanmar

Embarking on a new journey of bilateral cooperation, India on Monday extended a USD 500 mn line of credit as part of 12 agreements on sectors like trade and energy signed with Myanmar, which vowed that its territory will not be allowed to be used by terrorists to target India.

Marking a historic visit to Myanmar, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 25 years, Manmohan Singh held extensive talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein, drawing up a roadmap for future course of bilateral ties.
After their talks, the two countries signed a raft of agreements to boost energy supplies from resource-rich Myanmar to energy-hungry India, enhance trade and cross-border rail, shipping and road links that go beyond bilateralism to cover Thailand.
After being greeted with a ceremonial guard of honour, Dr. Singh first held restricted talks with President Sein and then the two leaders led their sides to a larger format of discussions that saw them undertaking a comprehensive review of the bilateral …