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Protest against Coalgate scam Filed under: UncategorizedLeave a comment August 25, 2012 For protesting against the massive Coalgate scam that took place with collusion of Congress and BJP, India Against Corruption wouldgherao the houses of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and BJP President Nitin Gadkari on August 26, 2012 (Sunday). A peaceful protest would take place at Jantar Mantar from 10am onwards followed by the gherao to demand immediate cancellation of coal block allocation and setting up of an independent Special Investigation Team (SIT). Both the major parties – BJP and Congress – have been closely involved in this Rs 1.86 lakh coal scam, considered to one of the major scams till date. Along with BJP and Congress, CPM and BJD has also played a major role in the plunder of this natural resource. While it is known that the Central Government allocated coal blocks to private players in an arbitrary manner even to underwear, cassette and gutka manufacturing companies, the role of …
Turkey, US officials in first operational meeting on Syria August 24, 2012 Turkish and US officials on Thursday began their first “operational planning” meeting aimed at bringing about the end of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s embattled regime. 
The meeting is expected to coordinate military, intelligence and political responses to the crisis in Syria where a deadly crackdown on peaceful protests that began in March 2011 has according to activists claimed more than 23,000 lives. The officials are also due to discuss contingency plans in the case of potential threats including a chemical attack by the regime in Damascus which Washington has called a “red line”. Turkish foreign ministry deputy under-secretary Halit Cevik and US ambassador Elisabeth Jones are leading the delegations made up of intelligence agents, military officials and diplomats at the meeting in Ankara, a foreign ministry source told the news agency.  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and …
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will hold a news conference on Friday to express his views on the territorial dispute over the Takeshima islets. Noda wrote a letter to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak following Lee's recent visit to the Takeshima islets in the Sea of Japan. They are called Dokdo in South Korea. The letter calls for a peaceful settlement of the territorial dispute in accordance with international law.The South Korean government refused to accept the letter and returned it to Japan.

An official from the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo visited the Japanese Foreign Ministry on Thursday, but was denied entry. The South Korean government sent back the letter by mail later in the day.
The Japanese government says it cannot accept South Korea's response to the territorial dispute.

In addition, Lee recently said that if Japan's Emperor wishes to visit South Korea, he should offer a heartf…
Panasonic India betting big on B2B business this fiscal Introduces High-Definition 3D Video Conferencing solutions for the first time in India 23 August 2012, New Delhi: Panasonic, the global leader in innovation and technology today unveiled its next generation High-Definition Video Conferencing (HDVC) for enterprises as a step towards strengthening its focus on the B2B business in India. With this launch and aggressive focus on this segment, Panasonic reiterates its commitment towards its customers by understanding and catering to their specific needs through innovation in technology. Over the years Panasonic has shown excellence in terms of offering best products in the market and the company is banking big on their B2B segment- Panasonic System Sales Division (SSD) which plays a vital role in contributing to the overall growth of the brand in India. With a huge product portfolio including commercial Displays , Projectors, Telephones, Fax machines, EPABX,  Surveillance and S…
US economy is to face recession in 2013 August 23, 2012 US Congressional Budget Office warns the country may fall into recession next year if it implements plans to cut spending and end its low tax policy. Budget Office said on Wednesday that the current tightening plan would reduce the budget deficit by almost 500 billion dollars compared to the previous year. This would bring the shortfall to just above 640 billion dollars for the fiscal year through September 2013.
But it says such sudden belt-tightening would result in an economic contraction of half-a-percent in the fourth quarter of next year, compared to a year earlier.The Office says the jobless rate would rise to about 9 percent in the second half of 2013. It’s currently in the 8 percent range.Democrats and Republicans have separately submitted bills to avoid falling off the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Media agencies
Debutant Vani Kapoor takes four-shot lead over Sharmila Nicollet
Bangalore, August 23: Vani Kapoor shrugged aside the nervousness of a professional debut with a stunning four-under 68 that gave her a four-shot lead going into the third and final round of the Rs. 10 lakh Hero-KGA Women’s Pro Golf 2012.
Vani, who trains under DLF pro Anitya Chand, had dominated the amateur Tour till recently. She admitted to being a bit jittery on the opening day. But on the second day she was once again her confident self. She blazed through with five birdies and just one bogey on a fine golfing day to move four shots clear of overnight leader, Sharmila Nicollet, who struggled on the greens during her round of 76.
Vani’s total for 36 holes is 143 while Sharmila is at three-over 147 and in second place behind in the first leg of the 2012 season of Hero-WGAI Tour.
Apart from Vani, veteran Smriti Mehra (71) was the only other player to bring home a sub-par round on Thursday. Smriti, winner seven times in 15 …
SAP and IIM-S join hands to extend village e-enablement to Meghalaya
To deliver cloud based e-governance to the “Dorbar Shnong” or village level administration New Delhi, India — Aug. 23, 2012 — SAP India, a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), as part of its CSR activities, announced an initiative to improve citizen services and village administration in the Shillong region by deploying a Cloud based e-governance solution. This is an extension of a similar model that SAP pioneered with the SODA village in Rajasthan. In order to ensure transformation at the grassroots, SAP has collaborated with the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (RGIIM-S) for this project. “Contributing to the development of rural India is a major focus of SAP’s CSR initiatives” said, Peter Gartenberg, Managing Director, SAP India. “By collaborating with RGIIM-S, We are striving to make village administration more effective, transparent and accountable in delivering citizen services. We …
Bashar al-Assad may step downBY SAGARMEDIA ON AUGUST 23, 2012 A top Syrian minister has held out the prospect of strongman Bashar al-Assad stepping down as part of a peace deal and said the govt is ready to enter into a dialogue with Opposition on the issue of Assad’s exit but it should not be a pre-condition for talks. International powers including the US have long said Assad should step down as part of any negotiated settlement to end 17 months of bloodshed that activists say has killed 23,000. The comments from Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil came following talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other Moscow officials who are keen to keep their sway over the Soviet-era ally in case of the fall of Assad. Jamil rejected the idea of making Assad’s resignation the condition for any future negotiations – a demand made not only by the armed opposition but also Washington and several big European states. But he said the president’s departure could be a topic of discussio…
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RANEE RAMASWAMY NOMINAED FOR NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARTS
President Obama has appointed another Indian American to a key administration post - Ranee Ramaswamy - as member of the prestigious National Council on the Arts.
President Obama said, "These dedicated and accomplished individuals will be valued additions to my Administration as we tackle the important challenges facing America. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Ragamala Dance Company, Ramaswamy has been a master choreographer, performer, and teacher of Bharatanatyam dance since 1978.  Her work has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, American Composers Forum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and has been supported by the National Dance Project and the Joyce Foundation. Among her numerous grants and awards are 14 McKnight Fellowships, a Bush Foundation Choreography Fellowship, and an Artist Exploration Fund grant from Arts International.
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“Integrated Information Dominance 2012”
 After the grand success of C4i2 Summit in the year 2009 & 2010 which witnessed participation of over 350 Senior Defence officials from the Armed forces (each year), we at Network18 are back with our 4th Annual mega Integrated Defence event“Integrated Information Dominance 2012” earlier known as C4i2;organized in association with Ministry Of Defence on 27th – 28th September 2012 at the Manekshaw Convention Centre, Delhi Cantt. This mega conclave is in conjunction with our business news channel CNBC Tv18.
Like past years, the aforesaid initiative is envisaged as India’s Biggest Integrated Defence event, and will witness senior officials from Indian Army, Navy, Air force & HQ IDS coming along with the industry on to a same platform to deliberate on Network Centric Capabilities for Indian Armed Forces and also assess the global development in C4iSR systems while evaluating industry offerings. The event is expected to be attended by more than …
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21 August 2012    |   Edition:107
Greetings This week we are very excited to finally see our children’s book event JUMPSTART happening on Thursday and Friday. Our programme is fully packed with amazing people, topics and ideas. So if you haven’t registered yet, please go ahead as only a couple of seats are still available. And don’t forget to prepare, and to this end you will find the last part of Manasi’s children’s book report in our Newsletter today. Beyond that we are very proud to share with you the latest news from our colleagues in Brazil who organized CONTEC BRAZIL last week, a conference on education. More than 800 participants were present and participating! And we are also happy to announce the first Indian Printers collective at the Frankfurt Book Fair, so don’t miss out on meeting them in Frankfurt. Enjoy the reading! Kind regards
The German Book Office New Delhi Team