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WORLD NEWSEDITPUBLISHED JULY 6, 2013 BY SAGARMEDIA Venezuela,Nicaragua offers Snowden asylum Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has come through on an asylum offer to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, making the announcement on television during a the broadcast of a parade marking the country’s independence day. On Friday Nicaragua also said that it would “gladly receive” Snowden, who is still holed up in a transit section of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport since fleeing Hong Kong twelve days ago, and give him asylum, “if circumstances permit.“We are open, respectful of the right to asylum, and it is clear that if circumstances permit it, we would receive Snowden with pleasure and give him asylum here in Nicaragua,” Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega said at a public event. Maduro, who often employs the same boisterous rhetoric employed by his predecessor and mentor, Hugo Chavez, has said Venezuela will shield the whistleblower from prosecution by the US. “I have decided to offer hum…

NEW PG DIPLOMA COURSE IN BOOK PUBLISHING

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JULY 5, 2013 Sheila Dikshit Inaugurates New PG Diploma Course in Book Publishing Smt Sheila Dikshit Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, inaugurated One year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Book Publishing being organised by Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD) in collaboration with the National Book Trust.
“I’m delighted to launch this course. I would like to congratulate the Ambedkar University for this endeavour for starting this course and also thank the NBT INDIA for partnering with Ambedkar University (AUD). Delhi is a centre for education & publishing has a huge scope in Delhi itself.said Smt. Sheila Dikshit on the occasion. Professor Shyam B Menon Vice Chancellor of the Ambedkar University (AUD) said that the one-year ( two semester ) PG diploma in publishing is designed to develop a well-rounded professional in the field of publishing with inputs in administration/management, sales and marketing, promotions, editorial, design, production and di…

Morsi Out- Army in Control

MORSI OUT – ARMY TAKES CONTROL OF EGYPT JULY 4, 2013 A political flux in Egypt continuing appears to end after a televised call on Wednesday, Egypt’s Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a roadmap to settle the unrest in the country. The move comes after the military-set deadline for Morsi to talk to anti-government groups expired. The Defense Minister criticized Morsi for failing to meet the people’s demands Announcing the suspension of the Constitution, he promised to quickly hold a presidential election.Egypt’s state media reported that the chief justice of the constitutional court Adly Mansour will be sworn in as provisional president on Thursday.


Al Jazeera’s Egyptian broadcast team were detained and prevented from broadcasting images of a pro-Morsi rally near Cairo University. Shadi Hamid, an Egypt analyst with the Brookings Institution, said that staff of Brotherhood-associated Misr 25 were arrested as well. Al Jazeera’s Egyptian broadcast team were detained and pre…

Portugese Ministers resign

Portugese finance and foreign ministers resignJuly 3, 2013 by  Portuguese in fiscal crisis continuing and catalyst expecting at right moment fails. The foreign minister of deficit-ridden Portugal, Paulo Portas has handed in his resignation to the Prime Minister, following the finance minister stepping down. Portugal has been trying to rebuild its economy by pushing austerity measures such as tax increases and a reduction in the number of public servants. The nation has been receiving loans totaling 78 billion euros from the EU and other organizations. On Monday, Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar stepped down, saying he had drawn public criticism. He had been a major driving force behind the government’s austerity measures. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho named a new finance minister to continue the austerity measures. Foreign Minister Portas opposed the move and resigned in protest. Portuguese opposition camp is pressing for dissolving parliament and holding a general electi…

US investments and co-operation in Indian power Sector

Great potential for US investments and co-operation in Indian power Sector: Jyotiraditya Scindia
Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Power, Government of India visited Washington on July 2, 2013 with the objective of further enhancing India –US partnership in the Power sector. Delivering a talk on “Indian Energy Security in the context of the Power Sector”. Shri Scindia emphasized that there is great potential for US investments and co-operation in the Indian power sector.

The Minister addressed the issues of growth of the Indian power sector particularly relating to challenges in the context of generation, transmission, distribution and access to electricity. He explained about the initiatives taken by him in the recent months to address these challenges and how these impact the framework of India US co-operation in power sector in general and renewable energy as well as energy efficiency matters as well as the overarching strategy for low c…

NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

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Taliban attack NATO Supply
 Taliban truck bomb and gun attack killed eight people in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, destroying the entrance to a NATO supply company's compound in the latest insurgent assault to shake peace efforts. Four Nepalese and one Romanian were among those killed in the bombing, which came after a series of recent Taliban suicide attacks targeting the Supreme Court, the airport, the presidency and a CIA office. The US has been pushing for peace talks as 100,000 NATO combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan next year and local security forces take on the fight against the Islamist extremists. "Four Nepalese guards, one Afghan guard and two Afghan civilians have been killed," Kabul police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi told the news agency after the attack, which started at about midnight GMT. A Romanian male civilian contractor was also killed and another wounded in the attack, Adrian Kozjacski, the head of the Romanian diplomatic mission in Afgha…