Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Reebok/Crossfit Arrives in Gurgoan _ Sagar31news _ Press conference

Datawind joins hands with NASSCOM Foundation Nov 29 2011

Datawind joins hands with NASSCOM Foundation to provide ‘Technology for Non-Profits’

New Delhi, November 29, 2011: Datawind, the inventor of world’s cheapest tablet computer – UbiSlate – has joined hands with NASSCOM Foundation to help bridge the digital divide in India. The Foundation has partnered with Datawind to announce a contest targeting the non-profit network across India, wherein 10 of them will stand an opportunity to win 20 Aakash tablets/UbiSlates each, to improve their operations and programme implementation. The contest will open between December 2011 and January 2012.

How will the winning streak be decided? Each of the participating organizations will have to showcase how best the UbiSlate will be used for socio-economic challenges such as education, health and livelihoods. NASSCOM Foundation definitely sees potential for the information and communication technologies sector playing a crucial role in the process of social change. The recently announced Aakash/ Ubislate tablet has huge potential to aid the development sector’s efforts. Datawind’s visionary thinking will enable individuals and organizations to go beyond the reach achieved by computers and broadband Internet, and connect them through intuitive touch screen interface, mobile connectivity and other features that are apt for non-profits.

Commenting on this association, Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind said, “Since 2006 and a similar effort with our PocketSurfer devices, we’ve partnered with the NASSCOM Foundation to help bridge the digital divide.  We’re excited by this partnership to help extend the reach and applicability of UbiSlate tablets and internet connectivity. It will also enable us to receive feedback from our audiences on their usage patterns, short-comings, and needed features for future releases.”

The Foundation will reach out to 2000+ strong network of non-profits across 27 states through this initiative with one question: ‘How can Aakash help your non-profit’s mission?’ The contest will gather ideas on applicability of the UbiSlate for alleviating the society from the current challenges it faces – education, healthcare, and overall accessibility to information. The competition will be run on NASSCOM Foundation’s BiG Tech platform (, which is a technology philanthropy program that assists non-profits access to free software from NASSCOM Foundation’s donor partners.

While those who provide the most innovative ideas on using this device will be able to put them to best use, the Foundation will also monitor the progress of the winning campaigns and provide feedback to the Aakash team. According to Rita Soni, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, “It is heartening to see innovative tech entrepreneurs actively involved with finding viable solutions to India’s most pressing issues. The UbiSlate/Aakash tablet competition complements NASSCOM Foundation’s aim to empower non-profits with technology, helping NGOs become more operationally efficient and find creative ways to tackle developmental challenges.”

About Datawind:

Datawind is a leading provider of wireless web access products and services. DataWind’s product range includes the PocketSurfer handheld internet device, UbiSurfer netbooks and Aakash/UbiSlate tablet devices.  Based on several international patents, Datawind’s breakthrough technologies solve the bandwidth limitations of cellular networks by accelerating content delivery by factors of 10x to 30x – resulting in a superior mobile web experience at a lower cost. Datawind has offices in Amritsar, London, Montreal, Dallas and New Delhi.

About NASSCOM Foundation

NASSCOM Foundation is a leading Indian non-profit with a vision to build an inclusive and sustainable India by leveraging the capabilities and competencies of IT-BPO (information technology and business process outsourcing) industry. NASSCOM Foundation is a charity registered under the Indian Trusts Act (1882) and was set up by NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies), the internationally recognized trade body of the IT-BPO industry in India.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Better Photography Launches in Hindi

Better Photography Launches in Hindi
From: Anushree Maheshwari <> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 To: You

Better Photography Launches in Hindi
A photograph speaks no language and yet, it is said, an image speaks a thousand words.
As IndiaⳠleading photography magazine, Better Photography officially launches its Hindi edition, we request you to kindly grace us with your presence at the commencement of this new venture
Honorable Invitees
Pablo Bartholomew, Legendary Photojournalist and two times World Press Photo winner
Bandeep Singh, Photo Editor, Fortune India magazine
Neeraj Priyadarshi, Photo Editor, Indian express
Dr Alok Bharadwaj, Senior vice president, Cannon India

Venue: Eros Hotel, Nehru Place New Delhi
Time: 7pm
Date: Tuesday 29th Nov 2011
Jyotsna Dash Nanda,
Chiranjeeta Borah,

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Paes-Bhupathi enter semifinals of World Tour finals

Indian duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi stormed into the semifinals of the ATP World Tour finals doubles competition after an easy straight-set victory over top seeds and three-time winners Bob and Mike Bryan in London.
The fourth-seeded 'Indian Express' pair defeated the world number one American twins 6-4 6-2 in less than an hour.

The Indians dropped just 12 points on serve, while converting three of the five break point chances to finish on top in Group A with two victories and a defeat.

Paes and Bhupathi, who had beaten the
Bryans when they last met at the Cincinnati Masters earlier in the year, managed to gain an early break and that was enough for them to run away with the first set.

Bob came under pressure in the very first game of the second set, losing his serve, even as Paes and Bhupathi forced the Americans to make a number of errors.

At 1-3, Bob was broken again and Paes clinched the point with an ace at 40/30.

The Indian pair, who are playing together in the end-of-season event for the first time in a decade after reviving their partnership this year, will next face Polish duo of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the semifinals.

Despite the defeat against the Indians, the
Bryans have already qualified for the semifinals after winning the first two round-robin matches.

They will take on Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Canadian Daniel Nestor in the other semifinal.
Bhupathi and Paes, who have decided to split once again after this tournament and will partner other players next year, have a 32-13 win-loss record in the season.They have won three titles this year -- Chennai Open, Sony Ericsson Open in
Miami and Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.  They also finished runners-up to the Bryan twins at the Australian Open in January.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Ban's concern situation in Egypt, Syria

Ban's  concern at the escalating violence in Egypt and Syria, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on authorities in both the countries to ensure protection of human rights.
Ban deplored the loss of life and growing number of those injured in Egypt as thousands of people continued their protests in Cairo against its military's intentions to retain power even after the parliamentary polls are held on 28th November.

At least 41 people have died in Egypt during a week of protests against the country's military.  The Secretary General "reiterates his call for the transitional authorities to guarantee the protection of human rights and civil liberties for all Egyptians," a statement by Ban's spokesperson said.

He also reiterates his call for an inclusive, orderly and peaceful transition that met the "legitimate aspirations" of the Egyptian people through transparent and credible elections that establish civilian rule.

Ban had a telephonic conversation with Field Marshall Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, Chair of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

On Syria too Ban remains "extremely concerned" at the escalating crisis and mounting death toll, his spokesperson said.

He said Ban welcomes efforts of the League of Arab States to end the bloodshed and promote a political solution."These efforts need to be encouraged and supported. The Secretary-General welcomes in particular the Arab League's proposal to send an observer mission to protect civilians in Syria," the statement said.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Per Capita Consumption of Steel

 The Union Minister for Steel Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that during 2010, India’s per capita consumption of finished steel stood at 55 kg, which was low when compared to the world average per capita consumption of finished steel of 206 kg and average of developed countries of 324 kg. (source: World Steel Association).

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today, he said that in order to obtain a full picture of the pattern and trends of steel consumption in rural India, an all India survey has been commissioned by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India. The survey is coordinated by Joint Plant Committee (JPC), Kolkata and the field work has been carried out by IMRB International Ltd. As on date, the survey has been completed and a draft report submitted to Ministry of Steel.

The draft report is currently being examined by Ministry of Steel for drawing up measures/roadmaps for implementation of the recommendations of the said report, the Minister added.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

BJP tables notice for adjournment motion on black money issue in Lower House

BJP has given an adjournment notice to discuss the black money issue in the Lok Sabha. The notice has come close on the heels of left parties pressing for an adjournment motion on the price rise in the House.

Official sources said that the government is in discussion with these parties to work out a solution to the issue.Sources said it is expected that BJP may not press for the adjournment to be taken up tomorrow after assurance by the government.Sources further said that Left parties may also agree to discuss the price rise under a rule which does not entail voting.The price rise is an issue of common concern and it has been discussed in both the Houses of Parliament several times.Media agencies

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Rahul Gandhi asks UP to vote for change

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday embarked upon a five day mass contact programme of eastern Uttar Pradesh by addressing a rally in Barabanki.
Rahul Gandhi said that Centre has launched several pro-poor programmes such as MNREGA but their benefits are not reaching the needy in Uttar Pradesh because of the faulty implementation by the state government.
He said ministers, politicians and officials are exploiting welfare programmes for their personal benefit.

Rahul Gandhi said the package announced recently for weavers will benefit them substantially.
He said, based on suggestions from weavers, it has been ensured that the benefits will directly reach the weavers.Rahul Gandhi will meet party workers and leaders besides addressing public meetings in five districts of Barabanki, Bahraich, Balrampur, Shravasti and Kushinagar districts.

Press-Conference November 22nd, 2011

Press-Conference November 22nd, 2011
Smt Jayanthi Natarajan Minister of State for the Ministry of Environment and Forests will be the Chief Guest at the 1st Indian Forest .Ms Caitlin Wiesen, Country Director, UNDP, India, Prof Maharaj Muthoo,President, Roman Forum, FAO and Dr D N Tiwari, Ex Member ,Planning Commission and Sh A K Mukerji, Ex-DGF, MoEF will deliver key-note addresses.
09.30 A M
22.11.2011 (Tuesday)
Dr B P Pal Auditorium, IARI, PUSA Campus, New Delhi:

2.Event :State days Celebration at Pragati Maiden ITPO Trade fair New Delhi:
22 November 3.30 pm Jammu & Kashmir
22 November 5.30 pm Uttarakhand

3-Event:Re: Shri Anand Sharma to be the Chief Guest at International Chef Conference
Dear Sir/Madam,
Shri Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Textiles will be the Chief Guest at International Chef Conference “Basmati for the World” 2011. Dr. Rahul Khullar, Commerce Secretary will preside over the Conference.
Venue: Hotel The Grand, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

Date: Tuesday 22nd November, 2011

Time: 10.45 a.m.
4.Event:Finance Secretary, Shri R.S. Gujral will inaugurate the 35th meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (HONDLEA) Asia Pacific region at AGRA on 22nd November, 2011. The Meeting is being organised by Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) on behalf of the Government of India in collaboration with United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. More than 100 delegates from Member Countries for Asia Pacific region members of ESCAP and governmental organisations will be attending this event as per the following schedule.
Date : 22nd November, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time : 10.00 a.m.
Venue : Hotel Jaypee, Agra

Posted by Nksagar at 6:06 PM

Monday, 21 November 2011

2nd World Cup Kabaddi ends with colourful closing ceremony

2nd World Cup Kabaddi ends with colourful closing ceremony

The 2nd World Cup Kabaddi came to a close on Sunday with a scintillating ceremony after a 20-day long competition in which 14 countries for men section and four countries in women section had vied for Rs 4.11 crore prize money.

Australia and USA were disqualified as most of their players were found dope positive by NADA.

The closing ceremony began with an impressive police and army band presentation in the fully floodlit newly upgraded Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Sunday.

The whole of Punjab seemed to have descended at the stadium to witness the fierce encounter between India and Canada, besides a glimpse of Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh.

As light and sound show set the stage for the closing ceremony, the countdown video of the 20-day long event recalled the every moment of the tournament that has brought traditional game of Punjab Kabaddi on the world stage.

The video screen relived the excitement of wins and trauma of losses and showed the evolution of World Cup Kabaddi tournament to this exciting stage of finals.

The audio visual programme gave an overview of progress made by Punjab in various fields and initiatives of SAD-BJP government in strengthening the infrastructure besides initiatives in the fields of education, governance reforms and steps like Right to Service Act. As the video recalled the history, the whole sky of Ludhiana was filled with fireworks.

As the evening warmed up, 'Jai Ho' -- the beautifully choreographed dance -- gave a new energy to the audience with 295 dancers making beautiful patterns, intermingling with each other and making a new figure every other second.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal thanked the teams and organisers for making the event a success and taking Kabaddi to international arena.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that he hoped to take Kabaddi in 2016 Olympics.

He said that SAD-BJP government has provided record number of jobs to players in every department as he had strictly imposed the condition of three percent job quota for them.

He said that Rs 200 crore which were spent on 14 stadiums would improve the level of sports as players would get world class infrastructure in every game.

The closing ceremony reached its climax as Akshay Kumar entered the stadium riding on a bike. He had a round of stadium on motorcycle and performed aerobics by riding on the motorcycle.

Leaving the script behind, Akshay jump from motorcycle and rushed towards audience and showed them his grip on modern dance.

He performed on the beats of famous international Punjabi Band-RDB and gave his performance on 'Desi Boyz'.

Performing on the song of 'Singh Is King', Akshay Kumar along with Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh set the stadium on fire.

Akshay, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, had a round of stadium in an open Mercedes.

A six-a-side laser beam show created a dream scene in the stadium.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Chaudhary Sujat Hussain, former Information and Sports Minister Chaudhary Nisar Hussain, Pakistan Punjab's former Education Minister Mian Imran Masood, Acting Ambassador of Germany Ford Millard, Punjab Cabinet Minister Tikshan Sud along with his several Cabinet colleagues, Members of Parliament Sukhdev Singh

Mega Loot & Corruption of Ambanis Since 1999

Re: Mega Loot & Corruption of Ambanis Since 1999

Under the economic policy of Capitalism that we have accepted and functioning under has these basic rules. You cannot questions to Industry, how they want to function? They function as they want for earning MONEY.

How and How much are the questions given them to ask as well as answer.
There is nothing one can do. Neither you have ANY control over them. The
Government (under such system/s) is run by Politicians and Industry together. They ensure no injurious (to industry or other rich businessmen) resolutions are padded in the Parliament and all possible concessions & Discounts are given to them. After all they are increasing the GDP of the country, isn't it? To pass necessary laws for this the Industry has to be in league with politicians, Can you help it? Whatever happens is responsibility of poor customers and people like us. Please note that in 2010, Bhaarat has seen to be having their revenue or say GDP of over 50,00,000 crore rupees. But at the start of current year we have had more than 60 crore people not getting adequate food for 2 meals a day. And what Government is doing? Declaring that in next 5 years they are creating 5 lakh jobs in the country.

Also note that we are offering crores of Rupees of loans to European countries so that export of our industries will be paid for Industries will get richer. When are the Europeans returning the loan to us? That is not yet known due to the prevailing (serious) recession there. So our income will be less but Bhaarateey GDP will improve with export earnings by companies.

This condition is in existence since about 20 years when we accepted the Globalization offered by Western countries. We are erecting factories (of non-essential industrial items) & SEZs on agricultural lands and affecting our crop production adversely. The farmers have been committing suicides in hundreds annually since then. Who is bothered however? Our Agricultural Minister had said at one time, that 'if we fall short of food grains from our agriculture, we shall import it with money that we have earned'. With what will the poor people purchase the imported costly food from market? Has anyone thought about? No, because our aim is (only) to increase our GDP at about 10% per annum, isn't it? Our PM, Dy Chairman planning Commission as well s Finance (now he has been shifted to Home) minister, all are reputed economists so we have to reach our goal surely, isn't it? That time itself (after about 10 years since then) I wrote an article "Free Economy and Bhaarat" indicating this condition. It was published by Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MCCI&A) Pune in their house Journal 'xxxxx' about a decade back. I am enclosing the article with this for your reference.
Mega Loot & Corruption of Ambanis Since 1999
From the very beginning Dhirubhai Ambani and his sons corrupted and manipulated Indian government is explained in ‘The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani’ by Hamish McDonald and its sequels ‘Mahabharata in Polyester: The Making of the World's Richest Brothers and Their Feud’ and ‘Ambani & Sons’ from 1999 onwards brothers turned in to Multi Head Monster – last year Makesh & Anil Ambani were worth $45b and $42b Consolidating Equity Holdings to over 50% and equity of Indian small shareholders who filled the stadiums reduced to under 10% in RIL companies and Staff costs are not even 2%, but unlike pre 1999 when units performed at near full capacity, Companies are performing poorly or are Hoarding on Licenses, Resources and Real Estate.
CAG, TRAI, DGH & Electricity, Mining Regulators were corrupted. Mukesh Ambanis 4G acquisition is not yet under CAG CBI scanner.
$150b invested or Committed by India In Last 12 Yrs on
Ambani Companies yield little benefit.
When PSUs were Vertically Split & Only Allowed Horizontal Expansion – Ambanis Were Allowed Unlimited Unrestricted
Vertical & Horizontal Expansions.
RIL Refineries are mainly export oriented contributing little to India, Telecom Companies is under utilized, high cost services are operated, Oil & Gas in spite of 10 times higher capitalization than Petrobras barely contributes 5% of Oil & Gas needs in 12 years. Reliance Wellness or Reliance Retail stores sell most goods at MSP like other shops are mainly Real Estate Investments. Out of 35,000 MW power projects just 600MW has been commissioned by Reliance Power in ten years, out of 95 million tones of Coal Mining projected production there is no production yet from mining leases. 34,000 hectares of SEZ had failed to take off – mainly hoarding program to develop real estate. RIL was caught Re-routing of International Telephone calls as locals, Rigged Electricity Meters programmed to run fast in Delhi. Awarded EPC contracts to China for Power Plants, Gas Pipelines than Indian companies but are still much behind schedule. Consumers are least satisfied with Reliance Electricity Distribution & Telecom Companies.
Blitz observed: If the allegations against Dhirubhai Ambani and Reliance are proved, whether in the matter of evasion or in the alleged fraud of letters of credit opened with two foreign and three Indian banks for the import of PTA, then the conclusion becomes inescapable that, since 1969, a single industrialist had been literally dictating the government’s tex­tile and import policies and maneuvering import rules to ‘kill’ his rivals and maintain his lead in the market ... The challenge to State Power lies in the accumulated wealth and economic clout in the hands of an individual who is neither an elected representative nor accountable to the people, who could rnanipulate Cabinet ministers as wed as party chiefs. Economic power goes hand in hand with its political counterpart, resulting in manipulating politicians and ministers right to the top of the top. AN this and more has put a new regime seeking to cleanse the Augean stables of the corporate sector in an extremely vulnerable position for its daring to challenge one of the biggest industrial empires with a Rs 27 crore show-cause notice. One can only wish Finance Minister V P Singh good luck with the danda [stick] now that the carrot has been spurned - from Polyester Prince.1999 onwards Reliance rapidly expanded in to Refineries, Oil & Gas, Power, Telecom, SEZs, Retail, Infrastructure, Insurance, Capital, Healthcare, Entertainment in addition to Textiles, Petrochemicals, etc.

Reliance consolidated promoters equity, acquired licenses, Hoarded on to land, mining leases, Oil & Gas blocks and invested in foreign countries.

Oil & Gas - $500b Production Loss

1. RIL Operates 29 Blocks in India and 13 Overseas –Brazil licensed a 13,000 block to 13 private companies for off shore exploration RIL acquired 25 blocks by 2001 when it had no off shore experience by engaging hiring NIKO, HEPI and HARDY for the purpose of Acquiring & Hoarding Oil & Gas blocks.

Though it made World’s biggest discovery of 2001 that RIL claimed was 40 times larger than Bombay High of ONGC but still it made no efforts to developed it and instead invested in Two Refineries that were executed speedily than VITAL Offshore 25 Blocks in 2001 to 29 blocks now.

2. GSPC too made Biggest Discovery in 2005 like in RIL case in very first well – but didn’t invest in developing the Oil & Gas at Deendyal Block acquired in NEPL III in 2001 – Gujarat backed down to let RIL monopolize the Oil & Gas operations. This discovery within 20-30 kilometers adjacent to KG D6 could have been directly connected to onshore separation & dehydration process of CNG for pumping it to destinations.

Both RIL & GSPC without drilling rigs commenced exploration two to four years after acquiring blocks in 1999 and 2001 NEPL bids.

RIL awarded Turn Key contract to develop KG D6 to Bechtel only in 2006, five years after discovery and seven years after NEPL-I that was commissioned in April2009.

Instead of 200 MSCMD of natural gas and plus some million tones of Crude Oil India get just 41 MSCMD of gas as per latest quarterly report and little crude oil.

India could have been self sufficient in Oil & Gas by 2005 and saved $500b worth petroleum imports.
3. When GAIL out to have laid Common Coastal Gas Pipeline from 1999 onwards, for all the licenses RIL corrupted DGH in to not considering CCGP and let RIL have its own Gas Pipeline that was built by Chinese from 2007, (six years after discovery and 8 years after NEPL I) to be ready by 2009 – this too discouraged other Oil & Gas operators from investing in Oil & Gas blocks.

4. When Brazil operated around 20 Offshore Drilling rigs in a Block leased to 13 companies RIL operated just one Drilling Rig for a while recently and hired just three rigs for 29 blocks December2011 onwards – and these too are Most Expensive over $0.510m per day rent when ONGC hired 7-9 rigs of various sizes at $0.140m average cost. (Copy Attached)

5. RIL had claimed to have discovered 40 times more gas at KG D6 than ONGC and it shall double Natural Gas production, would supply gas for a Century and shall be operational in 30 months from October31, 2002 but commenced production after 77 months from 2002 or 113 months after NEPL-I. Since RIL was allocated KG D6 in 1999 and till October31, 2002 it had developed just Three Wells but your government allocated 25 Blocs to RIL in NEPL I. II and III.

Four Telecom Companies – High Cost Services,
Low Utilization, Poor Service
1.23m Land Lines, 135m Wireless, 2.1m Internet Subscribers
5. Ambanis operated two Telecom Companies in 2001-02 itself as per AR Page 44 i.e. Reliance Telecom and Reliance Infocomm, licensed to operate 2G CDMA, GSM, Land Lines, WLL, Internet, Broadband, Optic Fibre, IPTV, VOIP, DTH, Cable TV etc. but it preferred Most Expensive Mobile Phone based services that relied on 97% foreign hardaware. (Secretary Telecom pointed out our hardware content in mobile phones is just 3% while releasing report on Mobile Handsets.) Ambanis, through backdoor acquired SWAN Telecom 2008 and Infotel Broad Band 2010 for 3G and 4G services.
As per detailed TRAI Performance indicator – Reliance operated just 1.23 million land lines out of 34.73m. just 3%, operated 135m wireless subscribers out of 811m, over all served 16.18% of Telephone subscribers.
6. Reliance Infocomm owned over 2,70,000 kilometers of Optic Fibre terabit network alone capable serving over 200 million Broad Band connections i.e. every household in India but Reliance served just 2173463 internet connections or just 1% of potential out of 19674983, 11% share – just 2m out of 20m. BSNL operated 11316919 Internet connections or 57% in India.

Most of the Optic Fibre network was laid in Metros in 2002 itself or Metros could have World Class broad bank services for 10 years.
‘During the year, RIL acquired a 95% stake in Infotel Broadband Services Limited, which emerged as a successful bidder in all the 22 circles of the auction for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum conducted

by the Department of Telecommunication, Government of India. RIL has invested Rs. 4,201.64 crore by way of subscription to equity capital issued by Infotel Broadband.’ RIL AR 2010-11 Page 19.
RIL sees the broadband opportunity as a new frontier of knowledge economy in
which it can take a leadership position and provide India with an opportunity to be in the forefront among the countries providing world-class 4G network and services. A single 20 MHz TDD spectrum when used with LTE (Long Term Evolution) has the potential of providing greater capacity when compared to existing communication infrastructure in the country.
7. CAG Manipulated 2G Loss Figures – is illustrated by two important statements – 4G services across 22 circles for Rs.4500 crores as license fee has greater capacity than prevailing Communications Infrastructure.
8. CAG maliciously with political motive implicated PM, Home Minister and Finance Minister in recent letters & communications also.
Reliance Added Just 600MW of 35,000MW in 10Yrs
9. RIL tookover BSES (Reliance Power) in 2001 in latest AR2010-11 in a para admits it commissioned just 600MW out of 35,000MW and mining leases with 95 million tones capacity are not producing any coal. “The Company is in the business of setting up and operating power projects and in the development of coal mines associated with such projects. The Company has identified a large portfolio of power projects of more than 35,000 MW and is also developing coal mines with a potential to produce over 95 million tonnes of coal per annum (MTPA). Of the power projects which the Company is developing 600 MW are already operational while the balance capacities are under various stages of development.”

BSES Rs.3000 Cr Loot in 2000-01
10. BSES in 2000-01 purchased electricity worth Rs.1005 crores and I found out of MERC case at Rs.1.77 per unit (NTPC generation cost then was 0.93p per unit) or 568 crore units, BSES own generation at Dahanu was 362 crore units “so availability was 930 crore units but BSES declared sales of 541 crore units. On sale of 541 crore units input energy required to cover 12% T&D losses, 3% HT losses, auxiliary losses of 6% was around 630 crore units “so clearly BSES UNDER DECLARED 300 crore units sales of electricity that delivered to Industries would be worth Rs.1,800 crores.
This is over and above Profits Declared by BSES that year was Rs.321 crores, so gross LOOT was Rs.2121 crores. Considering NTPC would have supplied 541 crore units at under Rs.800 crores, add Staff cost of Rs.122 crores, Dividend of Rs.60 crores and Rs.112 crores for O&M adds up to Rs.1100 crores but Energy Sales was Rs.2158 crores.
All this adds up to Rs.3000 crores annual loot.
[Source of this Loot was 50% increase in power tariff in Maharashtra State in 1996 primarily for MSEB serving large state with over 30% T&D losses and Agricultural load but BSES applied this tariff to its licensed area when T&D losses in BSES area of Mumbai were 12% and there was no farming load and from 1995 commissioned 500MW own power generation.]
Energy Imports to Exceed $400b by 2020 Doubling GHG
11. Private Companies have taken over Coal Mining leases in India & Foreign countries but not working on India with potential to produce 300 million tons annual potential leading to critical shortages. Mining cost in India is $10 to $20 per tone, imported Coal though superior cost 10 times more – by 2014 India is to import 180 million tones of coal.
Energy Imports Coal, Oil & Gas by 2020 may exceed $400b annually. India required just about $400b to install 200,000MW of Hydro Power projects, having 500 BCM storages on Indian Rivers providing flood protection and irrigation supplies doubling food production and also 60,000MW Nuclear Power.
34,000 Hectare SEZ Loot Program
12. RIL spear headed SEZ loot prog acquiring prime land in Mumbai and Delhi suburbs – 34,000 Hectares or 85,000 acres at Rs.50 crore per acre developed real estate is Rs. 42,50,000 crore business value – this is Rs.20,00,000 crore loot.
Reliance Power also grabbed 2500 acres of land for Gas Power Project for 3500MW to 10,000 MW that required just about 350 acres of land.
Call Re-Routing & Rigged Electricity Meters
13. Ambani Group Company used Nokia Technology explained in US Patent 7120441 to cheat PSU Telecoms re-routing ISD calls as locals and abused GE technology described in USP 6459258 by installing Programmable Most Expensive Meters purchased on consumers account. GE patent describes technology of installing two programs in computerized meters – one operating and other for reference – whenever Meters developed problems operating program was replaced by reference program but Reliance companies installed two or more programs one accurate and others fast.
- Ravinder Singh
Inventor & Consultant

Saturday, 19 November 2011

India urges ASEAN for FTA’s early conclusion

India urges ASEAN for FTA’s early conclusion in services & investments-India has urged the ASEAN countries for the early conclusion of Free Trade Agreement in Services and Investment sectors.

Addressing the 9th ASEAN-India Summit in Bali, Indonesia, the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh emphasized that this would create a positive atmosphere for the implementation of the India-ASEAN Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.

There is already India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement for Trade in Goods with all ASEAN member States. However negotiations are in process with ASEAN for agreement in Services and Investment sectors.

Dr. Singh said that India’s partnership with ASEAN is one of the corner-stones of its foreign policy and the foundation of its ‘Look East’ Policy.

On the trade and economic front, he said that investments from both sides are steadily growing.

India’s trade with ASEAN has increased by 30% last year and has crossed the 50 billion US dollars mark. With such a rate of growth, India should be able to achieve trade target of 70 billion US dollars by 2012.

He said that ASEAN-India cooperation is contributing to the processes of integration and transformation of the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Singh pushed for early signing of tourism cooperation between ASEAN and India.

Stating that greater physical connectivity between India and ASEAN was strategically important, he sought early decision on India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway project and its extension to Laos and Cambodia and also development of a new highway linking Vietnam.

Prime Minister welcomed the growing cooperation with ASEAN on maritime security, counter-terrorism, training, exercises and disaster management.

He said, the ASEAN-India cooperation in the fields of science and technology, space and information technology is growing and several projects are under implementation under the ASEAN-India Science and Technology Fund.

He informed that a meeting of Heads of Space Agencies of India and ASEAN has been convened in India in early 2012.

Dr. Singh also extended invitation to ASEAN countries to participate actively in the Nalanda University project.

Elaborating on the activities proposed for the 10th ASEAN-India Summit to be held in India next year, he said that India will organize India-ASEAN Business Fair, ASEAN-India Car Rally and expedition of Training Ship “Sudarshini” to ASEAN countries.

Prime Minister also held bilateral meeting with Dr. H Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia this morning.

AIR Correspondent covering Prime Minister's visit, reports that they discussed wide range issues of mutual interest and developments in the South East Asian region.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh also held bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Australia, Ms. Julia Gillard on the sidelines of ASEAN and related Summits.Media agencies

Friday, 18 November 2011


Direct air connectivity between India and Cambodia

Secretary East in the ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sanjay Singh said that bilateral trade was discussed which has grown extensively.

Dr. Manmohan Singh also held bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Cambodia Mr. Hun Sen. Besides other issues of mutual cooperation, they discussed the issue of direct air connectivity between India and Cambodia and cooperation in the tourism sector.

Thursday, 17 November 2011



New Delhi, Nov 17: I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of my senior party colleague, friend, guide, philosopher and a veteran socialist Shri Bapu Kaldate in Aurangabad early this morning.

One of the tallest socialist leaders the nation has produced, Shri Kaldate served the country with distinction as a parliamentarian, legislator and a selfless political and social activist.
Bapu participated in the Quit India Movement' of 1942 and was imprisoned six times while participating in different agitations pertaining to prices, farmers' demands and Samyukt Maharashtra Movement.. He was active in the ‘Second Freedom Struggle’ and was imprisoned during Emergency from October 1975 to January 1977.

Committed to the cause of the farmers, Dr. Kaldate participated in `Kisan Dandi', a long march of farmers, in January, 1980.

It would not be an exaggeration to state that Bapu was the architect of the first Progressive Democratic Alliance Government experiment in the state of Maharashtra during 1977-78.

As a lawmaker, he fought for the cause of the poor, underprivileged, farmers and minorities.

Bapu had also extensively travelled the world over participating in the meetings of the Socialist International and forcefully putting across the Indian point of view in various international fora.

His death is a grave personal loss to me as the late leader was not only a fellow traveller on the path of socialism but also like an elder brother to me.

In the passing away of the veteran socialist thinker and activist, the nation has lost an illustrious son and the socialist movement a colossus.

My party, Janata Dal (Secular), joins me in extending our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, party workers across the country and the socialist fraternity in this hour of loss and grief.

Janata Dal (Secular) Secretary General Kunwar Danish Ali would be representing me at the funeral of the late leader.

(Kunwar Danish Ali)


Monday, 14 November 2011

SBI asks Kingfisher to raise fresh equity

SBI asks Kingfisher to raise fresh equity before debt recast-SBI, which has the largest exposure to crisis-ridden Kingfisher Airlines, has said it has asked the carrier to raise fresh equity to the tune of Rs 800-1,000 crore if banks are to consider a second restructuring of existing debt or extend fresh advances.

On whether the bank will consider making fresh advances to Kingfisher, SBI Managing Director Hemant Contractor said, "We have to be satisfied about the viability of the company. There is no point restructuring if the company's operations are not going to be viable.

"We have asked them to come up with some fresh funds if the banks are to at all consider their request for restructuring. We want to see more funds coming from the company itself..."

The amount that the carrier should raise is about Rs 800-1,000 crore, Contractor told reporters on the sidelines of the WEF-CII organised India Economic Summit in Mumbai on Monday.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

IDSA Celebrates 47th Foundation Day

IDSA Celebrates 47th Foundation Day-The Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony presided over the 47th Foundation Day celebrations of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA) here today. On the occasion Shri Antony presented the prestigious K. Subrahmanyam award to Prof. Srinath Raghavan of the Centre for Policy Research for his path breaking and insightful book ‘War and Peace in Modern India: Strategic History of Nehru Years’.

Following is the text of the Presidential Address delivered by Shri Antony on the occasion:

“I am really glad to be with you all for the 47th Foundation Day of IDSA. Such occasions provide us an opportunity to carry out a reality check and carry out a mid-course correction, as and when required. However, to be successful in this endeavour, you must be able to reflect on the past, but at the same time, be forward looking. Such introspections need to be carried out carefully, but critically. There is always room for improvement in every organisation and I am sure that IDSA is no exception to this rule.

Ever since I took over as the President of IDSA, it has been my endeavour to guide you all to the best of my limited capacity. You all must set the benchmark to achieve targets a bit higher than what you can achieve. This will help you to stretch your strengths and capabilities and not rest contented with routine work and achievements.

In another three years, IDSA will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee. You must utilise these three years to the maximum and ensure that the occasion of Golden Jubilee lives up to its name. You must increase your capabilities further and set yourself stringent timelines and try to achieve the desired results even before time, when possible.

The birth of the symbolic seven billionth child has redefined the way the concept of security is perceived and defined in today’s world. The generations to come will be able to reap the fruits of the freedom struggle and economic growth. We have to ensure that the collective gains are optimised and far-reaching, as well as constantly reviewed and developed.

Indian culture and civilisation are strongly rooted in history – and our famed ‘unity in diversity’ is an offshoot of our cultural ethos. At the same time, we must be open to influences from outside too, at the same time, maintaining our culture and civilisation. The words of Mahatma Gandhi immediately come to my mind and I quote – “I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.” Thus, the need of the hour is to be inclusive and with an open mind. We possess all the capabilities and the talents and also have the opportunity.

You must strive to formulate a short-term and long-term view to all issues – whether global, regional or local issues. The solutions will require ‘out of the box’ thinking and are practical at the same time. This cannot be done till you remain confined to closed rooms. You must undertake high-class research by going into the field. In today’s Information Age, internet is a convenient tool. However, quality research and study should not be dependent on the ‘virtual net’, but through a network of real contacts at a personal level.

I congratulate you for organising the South Asia conference to be held next week. The theme of that Conference – “Cooperative security” is relevant for all nations today, as all of us face similar challenges. The South Asia Conference will be a build-up to the Asian Security Conference to be held early next year, with cooperative security as its agenda for the continent.

I will briefly touch upon the quality of the work that is evident from those who have won awards today. That the IDSA website has registered over three million hits indicates that the website is gradually catching pockets of public imagination. You must focus more and more on undertaking extensive research, along with quality analysis to help policy planners. I strongly urge you to carry on with your work, despite challenges such as access to official records and archival material. Hopefully, it will not be long when you will not face any such constraints in the future.

Finally, I would like to congratulate the winner of the K Subrahmanyam award and the President’s award. I am particularly delighted that this year’s K. Subrahmanyam Award has been presented to Dr. Srinath Raghavan. It is heartening that his contribution has been recognised at such a young age. I congratulate him on this accomplishment and express the hope that he will carry forward the task left behind by Late Shri K. Subrahmanyam. I am sure that all the winners will motivate the other colleagues to come up with quality research and analysis.

It is also satisfying to note that this year, seven articles have been published by IDSA scholars in journals of international repute. However, you must treat this as a starting point and focus on continually enhancing the quality of research and analysis.

Farewells are always painful, as the DG just mentioned. After commendable service to IDSA and the strategic community, he is also leaving us. But he will be with us, around us. In his tenure, IDSA has touched new heights. IDSA has contributed a lot and many initiatives have been taken. In terms of infrastructure, now there are five-star facilities. Adding numbers is important, but we can’t leave it to market forces alone. The members of the strategic community should be dedicated to our security interests.

Monopoly is a dangerous thing in any field – politics, security or even bureaucracy. Competition should be there. IDSA should compete with others and become the tallest among them. India needs more strategic institutes. Interactions with veterans and experts have helped me in performing my duties as Minister of Defence. Security situation is changing, so we have to be careful. I am sure the future of IDSA will be bright. India of today is different and will meet all challenges successfully.

I am sure all of you will continue to work with vigour and commitment to make IDSA a truly world class Institute by the time it celebrates its Golden Jubilee three years from now.

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

‘Global Travel Mart’ on 12th December 2012.

Mr Sahai also announced that India will hold its first ‘Global Travel Mart’ on 12th December 2012. He said this reinforces India’s commitment to become a major player in world tourism.

Mr Subodh Kant inaugurated the India Pavilion at World Travel Mart 2011. Shri Chhagan Bhujpal, Tourism Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Nawang Rigzin, Tourism Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri AP Anil Kumar, Tourism minister of Kerala, Shri Vasant Kumar Vatti, Tourism Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Mr P Rajavelu, Tourism Minister of Pondicherr were also present on the occasion.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Jaya directed to appear in court on 22nd Nov

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa is directed by a special court in Bangalore to appear before it on 22nd Nov for completing recording of her deposition in the Rs 66 crore disproportionate asset case against her.Judge B M Mallikarjunaiah accepted Jayalalithaa's plea for postponing Tuesday’s proceedings and fixed 22nd November for the next hearing.

Judge said Jayalalithaa shall appear before the court which would hear the case at the Parappana Agrahara Jail complex.

Three other accused in this case, Sashikala Natarajan, close aide of Jayalalithaa, D Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi, were present in the court on Tuesday.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Julia Gillard visit Kabul

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard reached Kabul today on an unscheduled visit to Afghanistan on her way back from the G-20 summit in Cannes. She met Afghan President Hamid Karzai and expressed his country’s desire to stay engaged in Afghanistan in a spirit of friendship in long term.

According to media reports Ms Gillard inaugurated the new Australian embassy building in Kabul and praised the staff for their work in dangerous conditions.

Australian Prime Minister visited Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province and met with Australian soldiers posted there. Around 1,550 Australian soldiers are stationed in Afghanistan under the NATO command.

Gillard’s visit came just days after three Australian soldiers were killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire at a base in southern Kandahar province. Berore leaving for Kabul she also held talks with coalition commanders and local Afghan officials.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Assam Govt to bring body of Hazarika to Guwahati

Body of legendary singer composer Dr Bhupen Hazarika to be flown to Guwahati tomorrow morning. Assam Sports and Cultural Minister Pranati Phukan, who arrived in Mumbai today, will be accompanying Dr Hazarika's family members to Guwahati where Dr Hazarika's last rites would be performed. Dr Hazarika's body is presently kept in Mumbai's Kokilaben hospital where he died yesterday due to multiple organ failure.

Hospital's spokesman Jayanto Saha told media that Dr Hazarika's body will be kept for public viewing for an hour this evening when his fans, colleagues from the film fraternity and other close associates in Mumbai can have a last glimpse of the multi talented stalwart and pay their last respect to him.

Guwahati, his body will be kept at Judges Field to enable the people to pay their last respect to him till Tuesday morning. The cremation will take place on the same day with full State Honour. Assam Government has declared a three-day state mourning from today and a half day holiday on Tuesday as a mark of respect to Dr. Hazarika.UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi telephoned the State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi last night and expressed her grief.

150 dead in shootings, bombings in Nigeria

Nigeria, atleast 150 people have been killed and several injured in a series of overnight shootings and bombings which ripped through northeast part of the country. Radical Islamic sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Officials and rescue workers said that the group also attacked churches, mosques and some other public places with bombs even as they engaged the police in a prolonged battle.

An initial report by the Red Cross had put the toll to 67 but rescue agency officials said they counted up to 150 bodies at a Mortuary and various places in the cities.

Friday, 4 November 2011

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Pakistani cricketers jailed for spot-fixing scam

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and two of his team mates pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were today sentenced to varying jail terms after being found guilty of spot-fixing by a court in London.They are the first cricketers ever to be imprisoned for corruption.

Butt was sentenced to two and a half years, Asif was handed a one-year term, while the 19-year-old Amir was sentenced to six months of prison time by the Southwark Crown Court in London.

Players' agent Mazhar Majeed got the strongest punishment as he was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison by Justice Jeremy Cooke after a trial that ran for close to three weeks.

Justice Cooke told the convicted quartet on Thursady these offences, regardless of pleas, are so serious that only a sentence of imprisonment will suffice.

Butt, who apparently corrupted his teammates, was called the orchestrator of the scam that was revealed after a sting operation on Majeed by the now-defunct tabloid 'The News of the World' in August last year.

The cricketers, however, might have to serve just half of their sentences as they can be released on license if their behaviour is good.

The three players were also ordered to pay up the prosecution cost of the case. While Butt was asked to pay 30,937 pounds, Asif and Amir were told to pay 8,120 and 9,389 pounds respectively.

The trio entered the courtroom amid high drama as media persons jostled with laymen for seats in what was perhaps the biggest criminal trial involving cricketers and their sentencing ends a year of high drama which has left Pakistan cricket embarrassed.

The saga began in August last year when shocking footage of Majeed claiming that he could fix a Test match for USD one million came to light.

He claimed to have Butt, Asif and Amir on his payroll and revealed how the trio conspired to send down pre-determined no balls during the Lord's Test against England.

The hotel rooms of the cricketers were raided by the police after the sting and cash was recovered which the trio could not explain.