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Russia faces US ire over Snowden asylum
Russia on Friday faced the wrath of the United States after granting asylum to fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who was settling into a safe house after over five weeks marooned in a Moscow airport transit zone.

The whereabouts of Snowden, who is wanted by the United States after leaking details of vast US surveillance programmes remained a mystery with his lawyer refusing to disclose the location for security reasons.
The White House said it was "extremely disappointed" by Moscow's decision to grant Snowden asylum, adding that it would now review the need for a planned summit between President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin in September.
Nicknamed "the invisible man" by journalists, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor yesterday walked out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport unnoticed and took a taxi to a secret location.
He now has temporary asylum in Russia for a year.
Today, the pro-K…
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Pallam Raju, other min offer to quit in protest against division of AP
Union HRD Minister Pallam Raju and other Union Ministers from Andhra region offered to quit in protest against decision to form Telangana.

In an exclusive conversation with DD News, the Minister stated he along with other union ministers from Andhra region have offered to quit in protest against decision to form Telangana. He however said the party has asked him to stay on. Earlier, Six Congress Loksabha MPs and one Rajya Sabha MP from Seemandhra region resigned on Friday. The Loksabha MPs, L Rajgopal, A Saipratap, V Arun Kumar, G V Harsh Kumar, Anant Venkatram Reddy tendered their resignations to Lok Sabha secretary General. 5 TDP MPs also resigned protesting injustice meted out to Andhra Pradesh. While these MPs tendered their resignations to Lok Sabha Secretary General T K Vishwanathan, the lone Upper House member from Andhra Pradesh, KVP Ramachandra Rao, submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Secretary General …
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXMINATION, 2013- RESULT ANNOUNCEDAUGUST 3, 2013 BY  On the basis of the result of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 held on 26.05.2013, the candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013.
            The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form DAF (CSM), for CS(Main) Examination, 2013 which would be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission www.upsc.gov.in. All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF (CSM) and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013 to be held from 1st December 2013. The DAF (CSM) will be available on the website of the Commission from 20th August, 2013 till 11.59 PM on 10th September 2013.  Important instructions regarding filling …
The judgement which be affecting 80% SC/ST/OBC population:Sharad By sagarmedia on August 2, 2013| Edit In the meeting of the Leaders of Political Parties in Parliament held yesterday the 1st August, 2013, the recent judgment of constitutional bench of Supreme Court (faculty association of AIIMS vs. union of India) against the reservation policy for SC/ST/OBC was raised and discussed.   All the party leaders were shocked and showed their deep anguish against this judgment. All were of the opinion that the Government should take all necessary steps immediately so that 80 % population of this country should not at all be affected by this judgment. The parties were very much concerned and were of the view that it has become practice by the judiciary to give such sensitive judgments in hurry and without hearing all parties properly.  These anti reservation judgments are often delivered during sensitive time.  When the country is passing through a difficult period, such sensitive judgement…
SONAKSHI SINHA Surprised the IDS group Loyola Dream Team Sonakshi Sinha was spotted in wee hours in Juhu along with the STAR PLUS' India's Dancing Superstar contestants. The gorgeous actress will be seen in the finale of IDS on 3rd August. As Sonakshi has earlier shared on the show that she is a huge loyola group fan, the actress was waiting to meet her favourite contestants. When the boys learnt that Sonakshi is a no 1 fan of their group and they will get the rare opportunity to meet the beautiful actress, the Loyola boys was very happy that each of them gave a surprise to the actress by presenting a rose making her blush to the core. The contestants had a gala time interacting with the superstar and showed her some of their signature steps.
Catch SOnakshi Sinha along with the 5 finalists of India‚≥†Dancing Superstar on the grand finale on 3rd August, 2013 only on STAR PLUS

Lame Duck Hydro Power in HP, J&K & UK- New Hydro Power Policy (C)

August01, 2013

Honorable Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh
Cc to Honorable Chief Minister of HP, Shri Virbhadra Singh,    
Honorable Chief Minister of J&K, Shri Umar Abdullah,
Honorable Chief Minister of UttarKhand, Shri Vijay Bahuguna,

New Executive Summary: -  It is shocking to discover Most Weird & Lame Duck Kuther HEP in Himachal Pradesh that shall generate power for 3 hours in a day and no other benefit. Bhakra Dam can operate at full power non stop for months.
India and Pakistan had witnessed some of the most Dreadful & Disgraceful Floods – Uttarakhand worst natural disaster in terms of Human Loss and Pakistan Floods of 2010 were Worst Ever Disaster in the World in terms to ECONOMIC LOSSES, submergence – Uttarkhand Disaster was mainly due Weird Idea of Rain Water Harvesting on Fragile Hill Slopes on 1.9m Hectares & not building Storage Dams on INDUS RIVER that would have absorbed all the Floods & Debris. Pakistan Floods were partly reduced by Bhak…
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1st August, New Delhi, India – Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India has been felicitated with the Super Boss Award in Consumer Durables Industry & The Boss of the Year Leadership Awardhosted by the Stars of the Industry Group & CMO Asia. The Stars of the Industry Awards are international accolades conferred by the Stars of the Industry Group.
The award recognises Mr. Ito’s leadership and commitment which has led the company to achieve various milestones in its journey in diverse markets, especially in India. It is under his deep experience and understanding of the Indian market that has led the brand to witness a healthy growth over the years. He has been successful in spearheading the turnaround for Panasonic in India since 2008. With a plethora of initiatives led by him, the brand has been able to gain visibility and a strong connect with its consumers.
Accepting this …
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Second C K Prahalad Memorial Lecture 2013
delivered by

S Ramadorai
Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services &
Advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council
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Skills Development

Saturday, August 3; 2013: 10:30 – 12:00 hrs
Park Sheraton, Chennai
Aspen Institute India and Confederation of Indian Industry cordially invite you to the Second C K Prahalad Memorial Lecture 2013.  Dr C K Prahalad (1941-2010), management guru, teacher, thinker and visionary was passionate in his belief of India’s inherent potential and its chosen destiny. He  strongly felt that a country with a billion people - with 500 million young certified skilled technicians -  should not look outward for “best practices” but innovate “next practices”. His belief in the Indian capacity for innovation, given its diversity and interrogative intellectual traditions made him celebrate Indian achievement and achievers. In all of these he also demonstrated his belief that innovation should focus on those at …
Breastfeeding week from 1 to 7 August.Posted on August 1, 2013by sagarmedia Breastfeeding: Only 1 in 5 countries fully implement WHO’s infant formula Code GENEVA¦ 30 July 2013 – Only 37 countries, or 19% of those reporting, have passed laws reflecting all the recommendations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report published during World Breastfeeding Week. The week is celebrated in more than 170 countries from 1 to 7 August. Breastfeeding is the best source of nourishment for infants and young children and one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. People who were breastfed as babies are less likely to be overweight or obese later in life. They may also be less prone to diabetes and perform better in intelligence tests; but globally only an estimated 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed for six months. “Nearly all mothers are physically able to breastfeed and will do so i…
Single Window Clearance To Promote India as A Films Hub and Destination – Secretary (I&B)

I&B Ministry Develops Sop for Film Shooting in India Online Portal and Website to Facilitate Applications Ministry Convenes National Workshop on ‘Single Window’ Clearance
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will be working to mainstream a synchronized ‘Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)’ for obtaining permissions for films shooting in India for both Indian and foreign film producers. This would lead to institutionalization and standardized benchmarks for each critical stakeholder involved in the process. The benchmarks identified in the SOP would clearly identify the responsibility of critical stakeholders in terms of clearances / timelines/ permissions required for films shooting. This was stated by Secretary (I&B), Shri Bimal Julka while delivering his inaugural address at the National Workshop on ‘Single Window Clearance for Film Shooting in India’ here today.

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Force Motors expands its Personal Vehicle RangePosted on July 31, 2013by sagarmedia New Force One Superior with advanced safety features of ABS and EBD. New Force One Executive at an attractive ex-showroom price of Rs. 8.99 lacs Delhi, July 31, 2013 : Force Motors expands it presence with the launch Force One SX and Force One EX. The 4×2 Force One SX comes with advanced safety features of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) along with high end, new age comfort and convenience features like driver information system, progressive cruise control, steering mounted audio controls, electrically operated OSRVM with side indicators, reverse parking sensors and plush leather seats. The sixteen inch alloy wheels coupled with the 205mm high ground clearance give the FORCE ONE SX formidable road presence. Its 2.2 litre Common rail, 16valves, OHC, Turbocharged diesel engine developing 141Ps is made under license from Daimler AG Germany. The entire onboard e…
Japan's industrial output in June fell for the first time in last five months.
Official  data released on Tuesday by the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry, industrial output dropped 3.3 percent in June compared to May.The index of output at factories and mines stood at 94.5 against the base of 100 for 2010.

Production of cars for domestic and European markets was down, amid falling demand for new vehicles.
Semiconductor output also dropped for Asia-bound smartphones due to part to the slowdown in the Chinese economy.The July index for industrial output marked a bigger decline than expected but the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry says overall production shows signs of picking up moderately.
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One dead, many injured as two trains collide head-on in Switzerland30072013
Two passenger trains collided in Switzerland early Monday evening, leaving several dozen wounded – at least five of whom are in serious condition. The body of one of the drivers has been recovered from the rubble, local media reported.
Bus crash in southern Italy Italian tour crushed through a sidewall of a highway bridge in southern Italy, and plunged some 30 meters (100 feet) into a wooded ravine, killing at least 38 people, authorities said on Monday.
Rescuers wielding electric saws cut through the twisted wreckage of the bus overnight, looking for survivors after it had plunged to the ground on Sunday night.
At least 10-meters of the wall was torn away, large chunks were visible in a clearing below.
The bus lost control near the town of Monteforte Irpino in Irpinia, a largely agricultural area about 40 miles (60 kilometres) inland from Naples and about 250 kilometres (160 miles) south of Rome, hitting several cars before plunging off the viaduct.
Traffic on the stretch was slowed due to road work, officials said.
State radio quoted a local police chief as saying the bus driver was among the dead.
It was not immediately clear why the bus driver lost control of the vehicle, but prosecutors were investigating tech…
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First Quarter Monetary Policy (2013-14) Update July 30, 2013

§Policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) has been kept unchanged at 7.25%. §CRR of scheduled banks has been retained at 4% of their net demand and time liabilities (NDTL). §The reverse repo rate under the LAF determined with a spread of 100 basis points below the repo rate, stands at 6.25%. §The marginal standing facility (MSF) rate remains unchanged at 300 basis points above the repo rate at 10.25%. §The Bank Rate stands at 10.25%.