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US toughen its stand against Assad

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US toughen its stand against Assad; says he must go
Claiming that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is losing hold of his country's territory, the US has asked the Arab leader to remove himself from power.

"Assad must go. He needs to understand, as he's seen, as he's losing hold of territory and of his country, that the violence is not the way to resolve this. He should remove himself from power," Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer told reporters at a news conference organized by the WashingtonForeignPressCenter.
"Those around him who are not prepared to take on the kinds of actions and egregious crimes against their own people - against the Syrians - should follow course and abandon him. This is a situation that is, of course, of supreme concern in terms of what is happening around Aleppo," he said.
The US, with a number of other countries, is now focused on what happens next, how to prepare Syria for a day without Assad…

Earth Sciences Foundation Day Celebrated

The 9th Foundation Day of the Ministry of Earth Sciences were celebrated here 27 July  in the presence of Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Planning, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Earth Sciences and Dr. R.K. Pachauri, DG, the Energy and Resources Institute.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ashwani Kumar announced the institutional endeavours lined up for implementation during the XII Plan including areas of earthquake research, monitoring of glaciers, role of Himalayan ecosystem, understanding monsoon’s variability and improving skills in short-term, medium-range extended-range and seasonal scale prediction of rainfall.

The Minister said that major plan have been drawn to deploy a high density observation network and to develop warning systems for hazards like cloud bursts, fog, cyclones etc; experiments are on to obtain sustainable energy from ocean through ocean current, thermal gradient, waves etc. are is being plan…

TRAI Directs Telecom Service Providers to Provide Adequate Information to Broadband Consumers

In order to ensure transparency in delivery of broadband services and to protect interests of consumers in the telecom sector, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today issued directions to telecom service providers for delivering broadband services in a transparent manner by providing adequate information to the broadband consumers about various plans and Fair Usage Policy (FUP).

Through this direction, telecom service providers have been asked to provide adequate information on Fair Usage Policy (FUP); to ensure that speed of broadband connection is not reduced below the minimum speed specified and to provide alert to consumers when their data usage reaches 80% and 100% of the data usage limit bundled with the plan.

This direction has already been placed on TRAI website- www.trai.gov.in .
Indian Air Force Mountaineering Exepedition Team Sucessfully Summits Three Unclimbed Peaks in the Ladakh Region

The Indian AirForce has achieved an extraordinary milestone in the field of mountaineeringby safely and successfully summiting three unclimbed peaks in the Ladakh regionwhich was recentlycleared for climbingby the Indian Mountaineering Federation. The team of 18 highly motivated Air Warriors led by Wing Commander NamitRawatwas flagged-in todayby the Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. This is the first ever expedition to unclimbed peaks at altitudes of 20112 Ft, 21200 Ft and21010 Ft, and alsothe first of its kind where threepeaks have been successfully summited in one expedition. The team consisted of 11 first time climbers and an Air Force Civilian which is also a first of its kind.
The Indian Air Force is likely to approach the Indian Mountaineering Federation for naming these peaks after Air Force legends:-
Sl No. Peak Proposed Names (a) Peak – I (20112 Ft…
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Army develops technology to modernise military communication
Army is working on providing a safe and seamless exchange of data between various formations involved in fighting a modern war.

"The need for a state-of-the-art Tactical Communication System (TCS) has been long felt...The TCS being conceived for the force will bridge the gap between existing and contemporary technologies in the sphere of military communication," Army's Signal Officer-in-Chief Lt General S P Kochhar said in New Delhi.
He was delivering a keynote address during a curtain- raiser for the Defcom-2012 seminar, scheduled to take place in November.
"An information grid is required to be established to generate precise war-fighting effects and orchestrated operations at an unprecedented operational tempo," Kochhar said, highlighting the need for establishing an independent defence communication network.
Noting that a network-centric force will have the ability to share and exchange information…

Mori to visit Russia

Japan's former prime minister and an opposition heavyweight Yoshiro Mori has accepted a request to visit Russia to help resolve the longstanding territorial issue between the 2 countries.Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba asked Mori on Wednesday to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin over 4 Russian-held islands claimed by Japan. Mori has a personal relationship with Putin.

Gemba's request is seen as part of government efforts to resolve a standoff in the issue through Mori's personal ties, along with ordinary diplomatic exchanges.Gemba made the request ahead of his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the southern Russian city of Sochi on Saturday. Gemba is also likely to meet Putin.The territorial issue is likely to top the agenda in these meetings.Mori, who recently announced he would not run in the next election, expressed willingness to cooperate.
Obama : Funds significantly outraised by Romneyby sagarmediaNaresh –
My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States, but that’s not up to me — it’s up to you.
This July deadline is our most urgent yet, coming after two consecutive months of being significantly outraised by Romney and the Republicans.
And if you pitch in $3 or whatever you can before midnight tonight, you and a guest will be automatically entered to join me at my birthday get-together next month:
https://donate.barackobama.com/My-Birthday
Thanks. Hope I’ll see you soon.
– Barack

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Dear friends,




A chemical leak in Bhopal killed 20,000 people, poisoned 500,000 and caused decades of disease and death. Justice could finally be served on the company responsible but only if our government admits the full scale of the disaster. An international outcry created this opportunity -- now sign the petition to ensure no victim is ignored.

A chemical leak in Bhopal killed 20,000 people, poisoned 500,000 and caused decades of disease and death -- now survivors have a real chance to get justice from the company responsible. But our government is working behind the scenes to help shield Dow Chemical from having to pay compensation to everyone affected. It's up to us to step in and bring victory to the victims.

It took weeks of public outcry to convince the government to target Dow at all for these crimes and now Home Affairs Minister Chidambaram is busy erasing almost 80% of the victims from the claim, drastically red…
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Is the Anna Campaign making an awareness campaign to weed out corruption:No
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2012-07-26 06:06:47 - Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc: New Delhi:
Is the Anna Campaign making an awareness campaign to weed out corruption in the system,No: The eminent people in Anna's camp ought to be aware of the ccorrupt practices in our society which also needs to be corrected.Team Annas think tank is harping on one point of JLPB, the deate on this must continue but experts are of opinions that we as a society must stand firm to weed out corruption. Jail, punishment and other violent actions are against Gandhian philosophy. Leaders must quit their office, profession on their own if found deflected from their path of welfare and irregularities committed as prevalent in Japan, Europe and other developed countries.Leaders with black records must also be ostracized by the democratic institutions and society.


Team Anna sat on a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar

Team An…

Morsi pick Hesham Kandil the prime minister

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi named a water management expert as prime minister, Hesham Kandil was the minister for water resources and irrigation in the interim government set up after longtime president Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year.Born in 1962, Hesham Kandil studied at a graduate school in the United States. He worked on an irrigation project on the Nile River as an engineer.

Hesham Kandil does not belong to any political party. Egyptian media call his appointment surprising, because he has little political experience.Poltiical analysts pin opinion  Morsi has chosen the prime minister from outside his Muslim Brotherhood group to reach out to the young, supporters of the former government and people who are wary of religious influence on politics

Quake of 6.6 Mw intensity hit SIMEULUE, INDONESIA

The quake has hit SIMEULUE, INDONESIA details of loss of life and damage to property awaited. Quake is of 6.6 Mw intensity . Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.6 MwDate-Time25 Jul 2012 00:27:48 UTC25 Jul 2012 07:27:48 near epicenter25 Jul 2012 04:27:48 standard time in your timezoneLocation 2.654N 96.191EDepth45 kmDistances 292 km (181 miles) WSW (249 degrees) of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia 309 km (192 miles) WNW (290 degrees) of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia 330 km (205 miles) SSE (163 degrees) of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia 614 km (382 miles) W (265 degrees) of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

Proyección: Tiempo de morir / Film: Time to die

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Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi                     Domingo 29 de julio / Sunday 29th of July 
"Tiempo de morir"

Domingo 29 de julio a las 4.30pm en el Auditorio.

Sinopsis:
Después de pasar 18 años encarcelado por la muerte de Raúl Trueba, Juan Sáyago regresa a su pueblo buscando pasar tranquilo el resto de sus días al lado de Mariana Sampedro, su antiguo amor. Sin embargo, los hijos de Trueba quieren vengar la muerte de su padre. 

Dirección: Arturo Ripstein Duración: 90 min.  Idioma: Español Subtítulos: Inglés Año: 1965

Trailer original (1965)
Entrada libre. "Time to die"

Sunday 29th of July at 4.30pm at the Auditorium.


Synopsis:

After spending the last 18 years in prison for the death of Raúl Trueba, Juan Sáyago returns to his city wanting to spend to spend the rest of his life in piece next to Mariana Sampedro, his old love. But Trueba’s sons want revenge for the death of their father. 
Direction: Arturo Ri…

Prestigious Škoda Prize announces its 3rd Edition

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          Prestigious Škoda Prize announces its 3rd Edition v    Announcement of Distinguished Jury for 2013 v    Top 20 Exhibition to showcase the most exciting developments in Indian contemporary art v    Second edition of The Skoda Prize Breakthrough Artist Award presented by Art India
24th July 2011, Mumbai: This week The Škoda Prize, one of the most influential platforms for Indian contemporary art, announced its jury for the third edition of the prize; the distinguished jury panel will include Anupam Poddar, co-founder of the pioneering Devi Art Foundation, and leading Indian artist Sheela Gowda. The jury will be chaired by eminent Indian art historian and critic Geeta Kapur. Launched in 2009 by Škoda Auto India and 70EMG, The ŠKODA Prize is supported by museums and cultural institutions of international repute.

The Škoda Prize offers an unparalleled opportunity for mid-career artists across India to showcase their work amongst the country’s leading artists, to a discerning…

Hepatitis is closer than you think

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Bangladesh Leaders Congratulates Pranab

Bangladesh's top leadership today congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's President and expressed optimism that Indo-Bangla relations would grow further under his "direction".In separate letters to Mukherjee, President M Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wished him a successful tenure at the highest office of India. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar congratulated Pranab Mukherjee for his victory in the presidential poll. He also requested Mukherjee to undertake a visit to Bihar shortly.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today congratulated President-elect Pranab Mukherjee on his victory in the presidential polls and exuded hope that the veteran leader, with decades of experience in public life, would provide guidance to the government and the country.  DMK president M Karunanidhi today greeted Pranab Mukherjee on his win in the Presidential election, saying Mukherjee secured majority of the votes because he was a &q…

Beijing record rainfall in sixty years

by sagarmedia  Beijing experiencing the record  rainfall in sixty years at least 10 people died when their houses collapsed and 30,000 have had to evacuate.Chinese weather authorities said on Sunday that the capital had more than 200 millimeters of rainfall in 10 hours, 460 millimeters fell in mountainous areas of the capital’s suburbs. Heavy rain and strong winds are causing major destruction. The weather authorities say landslides and floods could occur at any time in the mountains.Hundreds of vehicles were submerged on roads in central Beijing. Rescue workers are using life boats to save drivers.
Air traffic to the capital city has 525 flights were cancelled at Beijing Airport, affecting 80,000 passengers.
The rain paused early on Sunday morning, city government has issued an alert for landslides in mountainous areas.
Leaders No to FDI in multi-brand retail trade Samajwadi Party, Left parties and JD(S) shot off a joint letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday asking the government not to open up retail trade to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) any further.

"We urge the government not to open up the retail trade to FDI any further. Political parties across the spectrum are opposed to this move. Many state governments have also stated their opposition," said the letter sent by these parties to the Prime Minister. "In the absence of a wide-ranging consensus, we request you not to proceed with this decision," it said. The letter was signed by Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi Party), Prakash Karat (CPI-M), S Sudhakar Reddy (CPI), Danish Ali (JD-S), Debabrata Biswas (Forward Block) and Abani Roy (RSP). The government had allowed FDI in single brand retailing but had suspended the decision to allow such investment in multi-brand retailing due to opposition from several …

"July 25 ko Jantar Mantar" IAC

"July 25 ko Jantar Mantar" IAC "July 25 ko Jantar Mantar"- the slogan filled the air as scores of people once again came out on the street to demand Jan Lokpal Bill. As a run up to the anshan starting from July 25, India Against Corruption (IAC) organised a massive car/bike/auto rally in Delhi NCR today in which nearly 1500 vehicles participated.

Many smaller rallies were organised throughout the day - notable among them were rallies originating from Peera Garhi, Uttam Nagar, Mehrauli, Azadpur and Dilshad Garden. These rallies culminated into a larger rally which started from Rajghat at 4pm. This rally was led by the three anshankaris Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai. Senior IAC leader Shanti Bhushan along with Prashant Bhushan, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Arvind Gaur and Sunita Godara were also present.

The patriotic fervor that reached crescendo during Annaji's August anshan once again came alive with all the vehicles waving the tri c…

Pranab Mukherjee elected to be next president of India

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July 22, 2012

Pranab said after winning president poll, My deep gratitude and appreciation to all.Voting, except one state all others states voted in favor and my total  voting has crossed seven lakhs. Rahul, Sonia Gandhi meet Pranab Mukherjee at his residence greet him on election as President.
Prime Minister with his wife Gursharan Kaur reach Mukherjee’s residence to greet him on election as 13th President.  Twittered Dr Manmohan Singh ‏@PMOIndia Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh meets Mr Pranab Mukherjee to congratulate him on being elected as the President of India.5:38 PM – 22 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone NDTV ‏@ndtv PA Sangma congratulates Pranab Mukherjee, says ‘nation has lost opportunity to elevate a tribal to post of President.India’s president house at Raisina Hills, a palatial mansion  of 340-room, palace in New Delhi built for the British Viceroy in colonial rule, is chosen by legislators from the two houses of parliament and state assemblies.
Under the constitutio…