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Pran on his eternal journey
Pran the evergreen Villain, later Character actor and  Dadasaheb Phalke awardee died after prolonged illness at Lilavati Hospital last night. He was 93. Pran was the life, live wire of Indian Cinema of 20th Century his matinee career span for more than six decades acted in nearly 400 films was finally laid to eternal rest at Shivaji Park Mumbai.Pran ruled the hearts of youth with his catchy dialogue delivery giving life to his words with his eyes in wholesome expression.His art of smoking,creating smoke circles were practiced  and admired by both young and aged. His character in the film spoke volumes about his contemplative attitude and submergence which made him the highest paid villain of his time. The legendary actor is survived by his wife Shukla, daughter Pinky, and sons Arvind and Sunil. The last rites of Pran Krishan Sikand, known to his fans only as Pran, were performed by his sons at Shivaji park crematorium in Dadar at noon. “It is indeed a very…

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 No sign of relief of  from flood waters in Assam, the situation continued to remain critical as 27 more villages were submerged on Thursday. With this, about 1.2 lakh people have been affected in nearly 450 villages, official sources said. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 27 villages are affected in five districts - Dhemaji, Chirang, Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Sivasagar. The flood waters have destroyed standing crops like rice in around 6,500 hectares of agricultural land across 11 districts in the state. As per ASDMA data, nine relief camps have been set up in Dhemaji and Chirang districts and about 3,000 people have taken shelter there.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to the state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and assured him of all kinds of central help.
As per ASDMA data, nine relief camps have been set up in Dhemaji and Chirang districts with about 3,000 people taking shelter there.
The flood victims claimed that flooding wa…

Ireland enacts legislation for abortion in limited cases

Ireland enacts legislation for abortion in limited cases12072013July 12, 2013 by  Ireland’s Parliament has decided landmark  legislation to allow abortion in certain cases when the mother’s life is at risk. Ireland’s coalition party won the motion by 127 to 31 votes, in spite of the massive protests held by anti-abortion groups across the conservative Catholic country, path-breaking legislation comes in the wake of the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar due to Sepsis in an Irish hospital. Halappanavar died after a miscarriage, days after her requests for an abortion had been denied repeatedly by hospital authorities.

GAIL employees contribute one day's salary for relief work in Uttarakhand

New Delhi, July 11: The employees of GAIL (India) Limited have voluntarily contributed one day's salary for relief and rehabilitation work in disaster-hit Uttarakhand. The contribution to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund was handed over to Hon'ble Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr. M. Veerappa Moily by GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Shri B. C. Tripathi here today in the presence of Shri Vivek Rae, Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas and senior officials of the Ministry, along with Shri M. Ravindran, Director (Human Resources) and other officials of GAIL.

Apart from this, GAIL has contributed Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund as an immediate measure as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative for Uttarakhand where thousands lost their lives and many more were injured and rendered homeless by the flash floods last month. The GAIL employees contributed Rs 92.25 lakhs from their salaries to aid relief and rehabilitation work in…
Taller: Tango
Workshop: TangoEl tango es un género musical tradicional de Argentina y Uruguay, nacido de la fusión cultural entre inmigrantes europeos (españoles e italianos, principalmente), descendientes de esclavos africanos, y nativos de la región del Río de la Plata. Musicalmente suele tener forma binaria (tema y estribillo) o ternaria (dos partes a las que se agrega un trío). Muchas de las letras de sus canciones están compuestas basándose en un argot local llamado lunfardo, letras que suelen expresar las tristezas, especialmente «en las cosas del amor», que sienten los hombres y las mujeres de pueblo, sin que ello sea obstáculo a la inclusión de oras, incluso humorísticas y políticas. Desde 2009 forma parte de la lista de Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad aprobado por UNESCO.
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Analysis of sitting MPs and MLAs with self declared Criminal Cases- Election Wise
Following are the salient features that emerge from the analysis carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW):- ·         A total of 4807 sitting MPs and MLAs have been analyzed by ADR and NEW. A total of 1460 out of these 4807 (30%) sitting MPs and MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their self sworn affidavits submitted by them to the Election Commission of India prior to contesting elections. 688 (14%) out of the total number of sitting MPs and MLAs analyzed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves. ·         162 (30%) out of the 543 Lok Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves. 14% of the current Lok Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves. ·         1258 (31%) out of the 4032 sitting MLAs from all state assemblies have declared criminal cases against themselves. 15% of the current …
UN envoy condemns ‘cowardly’ attack in Beirut suburb Lebanon: UN envoy condemns ‘cowardly’ attack in Beirut suburb10072013 Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras  9 July 2013 – The top United Nations envoy in Lebanon strongly condemned the bomb blast that targeted a south Beirut suburb today, injuring dozens of people at the start of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. “Such cowardly acts of violence aim at destabilizing the country and spreading fear among the population and are completely unacceptable,” said a news release issued by the office of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly. “Lebanon’s leaders and political parties should rally together against such threats to their country’s security and stability and work to reinforce the role of Lebanon’s State institutions.” The explosion occurred this morning in a parking lot of a densely populated area in the suburb of Bir El-Abed. Media reports say around 50 people were wounded in …
2013 LEG OF ‘AIRTEL RISING STARS’ SOCCER TALENT HUNT KICKS OFFJULY 10, 2013 BY  New Delhi, 9th July 2013: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the kick-off of the second edition of ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ (ARS) – India’s largest under-16 soccer talent hunt. Following a successful inaugural year, the second edition of ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ now scouts for the next batch of India’s most talented under-16 soccer players • ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ is India’s largest under-16 soccer talent hunt which will give 11 promising youngsters the chance-of-a-lifetime to train with Manchester United Soccer School and possibly kick-off a career in professional football • Starting August 2013, this 3-month long Inter-Schools Tournament-cum-talent hunt will involve participation from soccer players representing over 450 schools in seven cities, as well as individual players, before finally hand-picking the…


US EU CALLS FOR CALM IN EGYPTEU calls for calm in Egypt

The European Union has called for a rapid return to democracy and reconciliation in Egypt.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a statement urged all sides to exercise restraint.
Ashton said she strongly condemns all violent acts and hopes Egypt's new administration will be fully inclusive.
US government is urging the Egyptian security forces and demonstrators to settle their strife calmly, while apparently using its massive military aid as leverage over the situation.

White House spokesman Jay Carney expressed deep concern on Monday about fatal clashes between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and Egyptian troops.

Carney urged the Egyptian military to exhibit maximum restraint in dealing with protesters. He also called on protesters to demonstrate in a peaceful way.

Referring to the US assistance programs to Egypt, Carney said it would not be in the best interests of the United States t…