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Herman:Serbia and Kosovo reached an accord

Serbia and Kosovo reached an accord to normalize their relationship on Friday, following a EU (European Union) facilitated talk between Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and the Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci."The negotiations have concluded. The content has been initialed by both prime ministers," said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who mediated the talks."The agreement today is historic and marks an important moment in the relationship between Serbia and Kosovo as well as in their relations with the European Union," said the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.

He said that the "break-through" agreement represents a major achievement as the parties have committed to jointly work towards a future in the EU.
"I reconfirm Serbia's and Kosovo's EU perspectives and underline that the Member States of the European Union have set out an ambitious agenda for both parties in 2013," said Van Rompuy.
Quake 7 magnitude tremors China 20 04 2013
20 04 2013
Tectonic plates of China being considered most fragile today encountered  a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 8:02 a.m. Saturday. Quake tremor-ed  felt by residents in Sichuan’s capital city of Chengdu.Quake was  had its effect in provinces of Guizhou, Gansu, Shaanxi and Yunnan.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya’an city in southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 8:02 a.m. Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
The epicenter, with a depth of 13 km, was monitored at 30.3 degrees north latitude and 103.0 degrees east longitude.Media reports multiple aftershocks jolted the area after the 7.0 magnitude quake took place, the largest aftershock in magnitude being the 5.1-magnitude one which shook the bordering area of Lushan and Baoxing counties of Sichuan at 8:07 a.m..
Till the time of release, several aftershocks rated above 4.0-ma…
DPS, Vasant Kunj mauled by Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Banibhaban
Bangalore, April 19, 2013: The boys from Kolkata’s Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Banibhaban maintained their excellent form on the field, winning their third match in a row by beating Delhi Public School from Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 3 – 2 in the inter-city leg of the 3rd Mahindra Youth Football Challenge at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Friday.
Shanu Majumder, Umesh Das and Santanu Debnath scored the Kolkata based school’s goals to power them to victory. Though Sanat Gupta’s twin goals did give Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Banibhaban some anxious moments, the promising team still won the contest by one goal to ensure they stay right on top. Although he did not score any goals, Delhi’s young Nachiketa Datt was awarded the Star Performer for a phenomenal effort on the field.
In other matches, Bangalore’s Greenwood International School went ahead to win their second match by defeating Calicut based St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School 1 – 0. P…
EVERGREENING Lies – Biocon 1000 Patents Didn’t Make India Rich & Healthy April19, 2013
It is a confirmed fact that just 1% of Patented Drugs are manufactured in India in $18b Indian Market (World $800b) and this also confirms that India had been filing Bogus Process patents for many decades. India is Barren Land where no Invention Is Produced. Patent filings are less than 0.1% of the World - mostly bogus Process Patents and most of them also don’t get funds to commercialize them.
Biocon’s 1000 Patents all bogus process patents didn’t make India rich and healthy – CSIR DSIR always filed bogus or useless patents this includes patents by Mashelkar or Brahamchari.
R&D and Inventing is an Evolving Process. When I started filing patents – I used to prepare for collecting Information, Study, Experiments, Drawings, Drafting, Disclosing to Patent Attorney etc within hours of filing I was thinking of newer ideas to further improve the product. But when over several thousand R&D perso…
Pyongyang demands the removal of all UN sanctions19042013 Kerry has rejected conditions laid out by North Korea for talks as unacceptable. Pyongyang demanded the removal of all UN sanctions and a promise by the US not to engage in ‘nuclear war practice’ with Seoul. North Korea said the demands will have to be fulfilled if Washington truly seeks any meaningful dialogue with Pyongyang.

“If the United States and the puppet South have the slightest desire to avoid the sledge-hammer blow of our army and the people…and truly wish dialogue and negotiations, they must make the resolute decision,”
the North’s National Defense Commission said in a statement.
“Firstly, the sanctions resolutions by the UN Security Council that were fabricated with unjust reasons must be withdrawn,” North Korea’s top military body said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.
But Washington is refusing to bow to Pyongyang’s demands, instead choosing to lay out its own set of req…

Sindhu upsets former world no. 1 Shixian Wang of China in Taipei

Rising Indian shuttler P V Sindhu pulled off an upset victory over former world No. 1 Shixian Wang of China to storm into the women's singles quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championship in Taipei on Thursday.

World number 16 Sindhu, who is the lone Indian woman in the fray in the absence of star compatriot Saina Nehwal, came back from a game down to win 15-21 21-14 22-20 in a tense contest. It took the unseeded Indian an hour and two minutes to overcome the current world No. 6 Chinese in what was their first-ever encounter. Sindhu will take on seventh seed Eriko Hirose of Japan in the last-eight stage of the competition. The 17-year-old Hyderabadi, who has earned the reputation of being a giant-killer, turned out to be more aggressive than her fancied opponent as she went on to hit 14 smash winners as opposed to the 10 hit by the third seeded Wang. However, India's campaign ended at the men's singles event after world no. 7 Parupalli Kashyap lost his third ro…

Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi today Inaugurated the new sprawling campus of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) at Dumduma in Bhubaneswar. Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha and Shri Srikant Jena, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Statistics and Programme Implementation also graced the occasion.

IITTM, Bhubaneswar started its activities in October 1996 when the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India opened the first regional centre of IITTM at Bhubaneswar. Eyeing the immense potential of tourism in Eastern India and realizing the growing popularity of this region on the tourism map of the country led to the establishment of this centre which was named after the famous freedom fighter of the state Baji Rauta. Initially the centre functioned from a building provided by the State Govt. at Sishubhawan Square.

IITTM offers fulltime post graduate programme…

Local favourite Mithun Perera storms into lead at Sri Lanka Ports Authority Open 2013
Colombo, April 18, 2013:Local favourite Mithun Perera shot a brilliant seven-under-64 to open up a three shot advantage in round three of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Open 2013 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. Colombo-based Perera now has a total score of 13-under-200. Bangladesh  Zamal Hossain Mollah is placed second with a total of 10-under-203.
Mithun Perera (69-67-64), who shot a bogey-free round on Thursday, hit a purple patch with three consecutive birdies from the fifth through the seventh and thus made the turn at three-under. On the back nine, Mithun had another golden run of three consecutive birdies from the 10th through the 12th. The three-time winner on the PGTI made his last birdie of the day on the 17th to end up with a blemish-free round of 64.
It was great to have a bogey-free round today. A seven-under- 64 is…
Incredible India Website Crosses Two Million Hits Mark
The revamped Incredible India website has crossed two million hits mark today. It has started receiving almost six thousand hits every day. This major increase is the result of the Ministry of Tourism’s new policy to place a large number of services on the website in pursuit of the directions of Shri K.Chiranjeevi, Union Minister for Tourism to concentrate marketing efforts through the internet in proportion to the number of potential tourists using the internet vis-à-vis other traditional media.

A study commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism two months ago, revealed that in USA 15 percent of those polled received the Incredible India message through the internet, 15 percent through television, 26 percent through the print media and the remaining through at least two of the three media. In Australia, the figures were 14 percent for the internet, 19 percent for television and 22 percent for the pr…

Syrian Prez warns US and West against supporting Al Queda

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that western nations will suffer the consequences for what he said their support to Al Qaeda militants in his country.  

In an interview to Syrian television channel he said that the West has paid heavily for funding Al Qaeda in its early stages in Afghanistan.
The Syrian President said that the western nations today are supporting it in Syria, Libya and other places, and will pay a heavy price later in the heart of Europe and the United States.
He said that the Syria is mainly facing the extremist forces.
His remarks come close on the heels of the Islamist Al Nusrah front, one of the most powerful rebel forces in Syria pledging its allegiance to Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.
Another Al Qaeda affiliate, Islamic state of Iraq announced that Al Nusrah has merged with it.
The move has raised concerns since the two have been named as terror outfits.

President's Remarks

A few hours ago, President Obama stood with parents who lost children in the Newtown tragedy and said: "All in all, today was a pretty shameful day for Washington."
That's because a minority of senators blocked legislation that would have made America safer and better protected our kids. Forty-five lawmakers stood in the way of improvements to the background check system that would keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals and the mentally unstable -- something that 90 percent of Americans support.
You're going to want to hear President Obama explain why he thinks this happened. Watch the video or read the transcript below, then share this so that everyone knows what comes next:
-- The President's Remarks -- A few months ago, in response to too many tragedies -- including the shootings of a United States Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, who's here today, and the murder of 20 innocen…
Fiscal Risks Retreat as Deficits Continue to Fall: IMF Fiscal Monitor
World deficit declined to 4.3% of GDP in 2012 and is expected to decline further to 3.5% this year. Meanwhile projected figures for India for 2013 leaves the deficit unchanged from its 2012 level in both headline and cyclically adjusted terms at 8.3% and 8.8% of GDP respectively.
A gradually improving global economy and progress toward reducing deficits in advanced economies have lowered short-term fiscal risks, yet many countries still face a long road back to fiscal health.
In its Fiscal Monitor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees an improved picture across most of the world in terms of countries getting a handle on their deficits. Many countries have also taken important first steps to bring overall debt down to levels needed to ensure strong and vibrant economies.
Deficits in advanced economies fell by 0.75% of GDP in 2012. They dropped both in headline and in cyclically-adjusted terms, and are projected to …
Pak Hindus reaches UN office for rights Inhuman nature of Pakistan exposed, submitted Memo after Demo New Delhi. April 17, 2013. Inhuman nature of Pakistan today exposed before the world community when Pak Hindus narrated their heartfelt story of atrocities at the office of the United Nations in New Delhi. Pakistani Hindus in India lead by Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) demonstrated before UN Office against violation of their human rights in Pakistan. Addressing the silent demonstrators the VHP state president shri Swadesh Pal Gupta & the vice president shri Mahavir Prasad said that abduction, rapes, attacks on houses & temples and large scale forced religious conversions are the common atrocities being faced by Pak Hindus. They have been forced to live like an animal and brutally being killed at many places. They have only three options before them that either accept Islam or leave Pakistan otherwise killed, they added. The demonstrators also submitted a memorandum to this effect t…
INDIA DESCENT INTO FASCISM: HOW DO WE STOP IT?APRIL 17, 2013 BY  India Descent into Fascism: How Do We Stop It? April 17 & 18, 2013
Convention Schedule
APRIL 17, 2013
8.00-9.00am Breakfast for outstation participants and Registration 9.00-9.30am- Welcome 9.30-11.15- Session 1: Voices from the Ground: An Overview of the Situation from different states: Chair: Gagan Sethi Speakers : Dr Anil Panikkar-Haryana, Faisal Anurag- Jharkhand, Kedar Misra-Orissa, Ramzan Chodhury-Haryana, Prof Haragopal- Andhra Pradesh, Dr. A Suneetha, Andhra Pradesh, Deepak Bhatt- MP 11.15-1.00pm: Session 2: Voices from the Ground: An Overview of the Situation from different states: Chair: Aruna Roy Speakers: Anwar Ali- Kerala, Mohd Arif _UP, Neeraj Jain-Maharashtra, Pritha Kejriwal- West Bengal, Rajendra Sail- Chattisgarh, Eric Pinto Goa, Kashmir 1pm-2pm: Lunch 2pm-3.45pm-Session 3: Voices from the Ground: An Overview of the Situation from different states: Chair: Prof. Rooprekha Verma Speakers : Zakia So…
Pak Hindus to protest at UN Office for Rights New Delhi April 16, 2013. To stop attacks and rehabilitate the members of the Hindu minority living in Pakistan, and those who have been forced out of their ancestral homeland from different provinces of Pakistan, Pakistani Hindus who migrated India are going to protest today(17/04/13) at UN Office in New Delhi. Briefing media about the protest VHP Delhi Media Chief shri Vinod Bansal said that the Pakistani Hindus forced to migrate India after facing abductions, rapes, tortures, conversions and the brutal killing have today decided to approach the United nations high commission to save their Human rights. After demonstration at 11 Am they will also submit a memorandum to the United nations office for their demands. REGARDS

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What might Delhi be in 2050?
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