Saturday, 31 March 2018
BJP-RSS govt does not care about the torture on the people of backward castes & tribals. They are more focused on making Babasaheb ‘Ramji’ instead of working for the people of his caste. They are only interested in vote bank politics & nothing else: BSP chief Mayawati. BSP chief reminder gets more currency when state polls early next year, and the sizeable Dalit population is likely to be crucial, play an important consolidation of vote,the poll strategy.
Thousands of Bahujan Samaj Party workers thronged Lucknow’s streets on Thursday, shouting slogans and demanding the arrest of an expelled senior BJP leader who called BSP chief and four-time chief minister Mayawati a “prostitute”.
Angry protesters – mostly Dalits –burnt effigies of former BJP state vice-president Daya Shanker Singh, who made the objectionable remarks.
As calls for his arrest mounted, police raided Singh’s house in Qaiserbagh but couldn’t find him with sources saying he had gone to Balia in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Senior BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui – who was leading the protests — said the demonstrations would continue until Singh was arrested.
Statue of BR Ambedkar vandalised by miscreants in Siddharthnagar’s Gohaniya last night; locals stage protest demanding action against the culprit.
Statue of BR Ambedkar vandalised by miscreants in Jhunsi’s Trivenipuram.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai visited her hometown visited Mingora her hometown in Swat Valley on Saturday for the first time since she was shot by the Taliban as a teenager
Malala was accompanied by State Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, her family and others as she travelled by an army helicopter from Islamabad to Swat.
Malala an outspoken teenager hold view of girl education is important for Muslim girls but the community not par to her ideas turn violent thus radicals attacked her.
Taliban claimed responsibility in 2012 for the attack on Yousafzai for her outspoken advocacy for girls’ education, which was forbidden under the militants’ rule over Swat.
She wrote an anonymous blog for the BBC Urdu service as a schoolgirl during the Taliban rule and later became outspoken in advocating more educational opportunities for girls.
In 2014, Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel laureate, honoured for her work with the Malala Foundation, a charity she set up to support education advocacy groups with a focus on Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, Syria and Kenya.
China´s space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will re-enter the atmosphere some time between Saturday and Monday. Tiangong-1 China’s space lab on way to the Earth will it make any drastic impact the takers are few.
The European Space Agency has a smaller window between midday Saturday and early Sunday afternoon GMT time.
But there is “no need for people to worry”, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said on its WeChat social media account.
Such falling spacecraft do “not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth”, it said.
The lab was placed in orbit in September 2011 and had been slated for a controlled re-entry, but it ceased functioning in March 2016 and space enthusiasts have been bracing for its fiery return.
Beijing sees its multi-billion-dollar space programme as a symbol of the country´s rise. It plans to send a manned mission to the moon in the future.
China sent another lab into orbit, the Tiangong-2, in September 2016 and hopes to turn it into a crewed space station by 2022.
With Russian on expulsion spree UK news the Aeroflot flight was alleged searched at Heathrow airport. Relations between EU and Russia is very important, Euroasia is an important region for global development, thus peace is of paramount for the globe to sustain with sustainable growth the diplomatic and statesman aberrations could give rise present bitterness and future wars in which the next nuke wars can be devastating, our actions need be persuasive and not hatred immersed.
Russia has accused the British authorities of “another blatant provocation” after an Aeroflot flight was allegedly searched by Border Force officers at Heathrow.
Russia has accused the British authorities of “another blatant provocation” after an Aeroflot flight was allegedly searched by Border Force officers at Heathrow
Russia expelled 59 diplomats from 23 countries on Friday and said it reserved the right to take action against four other nations in a worsening standoff with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.
Russia said it was responding to what it called the baseless demands for scores of its own diplomats to leave a slew of mostly Western countries that have joined London and Washington in censuring Moscow over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
A day earlier, Moscow ordered the expulsion of 60 U.S. diplomats and the closing of the US consulate in St Petersburg, Russia’s second city, in retaliation for the biggest ejection of diplomats since the Cold War.
Preparations appeared to be underway on Friday to close the St Petersburg mission down, with a removals truck making repeated journeys to and from the consulate which took delivery of a large pizza order for its staff.
Russia summoned senior envoys on Friday from most of the other countries that have expelled Russian diplomats and told them it was expelling a commensurate number of theirs.
Russia has already retaliated in kind against Britain for ejecting 23 diplomats over the first known use of a military-grade nerve agent on European soil since World War Two. British ambassador Laurie Bristow has summoned again on Friday.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Bristow had been told London had just one month to cut its diplomatic contingent in Russia to the same size as the Russian mission in Britain.
A spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office did not say how many British diplomats would be affected, but said Russia’s response was regrettable and Moscow was in flagrant breach of international law over the killing of the former spy.
The poisoning, in southern England, has united much of the West in taking action against what it regards as the hostile policies of President Vladimir Putin. This includes the United States under President Donald Trump, who Putin had hoped would improve ties.
Russia rejects Britain’s accusation it stood behind the attack and has cast the allegations as part of an elaborate Western plot to sabotage East-West relations and isolate Moscow.
The hospital where she is being treated said on Thursday that Yulia Skripal was getting better after spending three weeks in a critical condition due to the nerve toxin attack. Her father remains in a critical but stable condition.
The BBC, citing sources, reported on Friday that Yulia was “conscious and talking”.
During the course of Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned senior embassy officials from Australia, Albania, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Croatia, Ukraine, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Canada and the Czech Republic.
All were seen arriving in their official cars at the Foreign Ministry’s gothic building in Moscow.
“They (the diplomats) were handed protest notes and told that in response to the unwarranted demands of the relevant states on expelling Russian diplomats … that the Russian side declares the corresponding number of staff working in those countries’ embassies in the Russian Federation persona non grata,” the ministry said in a statement.
Four other countries — Belgium, Hungary, Georgia and Montenegro — had only “at the last moment” announced that they too were expelling Russian diplomats over the Skripal affair, and Moscow reserved the right to take retaliatory action against them too, it said.
Emerging from the Foreign Ministry building, German ambassador Rudiger von Fritsch said Russia had questions to answer about the poisoning of Skripal, but Berlin remained open to dialogue with Moscow.
The US State Department said after Russia announced the expulsions on Thursday evening that it reserved the right to respond further, saying the list of diplomats designated for expulsion by Russia showed Moscow was not interested in diplomacy.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in a conference call with reporters on Friday, disagreed with that assessment, saying that Putin still favored mending ties with other countries, including with the United States.
‘Hyperloop’ 109 Yrs Old WILD Dream – TV Channels Mislead
March30, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
When I started inventing in 1975 – my IDEA was to make Better Designed Products That Are Efficient and WORK. Soon also developed IDEAS that required $Billions of R&D. Example – Improved Automotive Engines or Telecom Technologies or Sound Recording – ‘Hyperloop’ even at present Prototype Stage required 30 Major Collaborators.
95% of the IDEAS are relevant to India even today – worth $Trillions. But GoI has no Program to Support Innovations & Protect Inventions and Engage Indian Inventors while Gadkari determines technologies India needs.
Madness of Governance is such that India Supports Totally Unviable & Undesirable Project which are inTEST-TUBE Stage of Development.
Hyperloop is to cost [$20m-$50m/km] more than Bullet Train per kilometer Rs.150 Cr to Rs.350 Cr but is not Mass Transport – Bullet Trainset carry 1600 Passengers at 4 minute interval – a Hyperloop Pod may be 10-20 people.
Some of the Channels was FOOLING people of our people – 90 years behind USA in wealth [Global Wealth Report 2017] that in 3 years Hyperloop Public Transport services would run 1.5 times faster than speed of sound and would take passengers from Delhi to Mumbai in just 90m.
MIT’s final report released recently reported Prototype Test Results.
Pod tested in one mile long Test Track was only 2.4m long and weighed 258 kg and run at 400 kmph peak speed.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770, 9871056471, 9650421857
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects
India and Pakistan on Friday announced they have agreed to mutually resolve all issues about the treatment of diplomats.
The agreement follows claims and counter-claims by the two countries about harassment of each other’s diplomats.
‘India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises, in line with the 1992 ‘Code of Conduct’ for treatment of Diplomatic/ Consular personnel in India and Pakistan,’ the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
Pak foreign office staement
The Code provides for ‘smooth and unhindered functioning’ of the diplomatic and consular officials of the two countries in conformity with the international laws without violating their privileges and immunities.
The Code also says that the two countries should not resort to intrusive and aggressive surveillance and actions such as verbal and physical harassment, disconnection of phone lines, etc.
Earlier this month, India had asked Pakistan to ensure safety and security of its officials working at the Indian mission in Islamabad, saying they continue to face ‘harassment’ and ‘intimidation’.
In its 16th ‘Note Verbale’ to the Pakistan Foreign Ministry on March 22, the Indian High Commission specifically mentioned three incidents of harassment of senior officials.
Pakistan had claimed that there had been as many as 26 instances of harassment and intimidation of its diplomats since March 7, following which Islamabad called back its high commissioner Sohail Mahmood for discussions on the issue.
He, however, returned to New Delhi on March 22.
After Friday’s announcement, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal in a brief statement said that the matter will be addressed under the mechanism of 1992 related to the treatment of diplomats.
It was not immediately known where and how the agreement was reached to sort out the current tension over diplomats.
Faisal had said yesterday at a press briefing that the two sides would address the issue of harassment of diplomats through talks.
India Africa trade and Indo Russian trade to galvanise as per Minister Suresh Prabhu.
Govt to mitigate poverty 2030 affordable houses for all, urban planning on cards.
Women in busines are entering enormously with digital education and change in society thinking for acceptance of women Leadership but in top levels both in Indian and abroad esp in MNC the women are still to acquire equality levels. The efforts of ministry and many NGO are praiseworthy Giriraj Singh MSME
CBI to probe ICICI loans 32KCr to Videcon in which Chanda Kochar husband has stake.
Karnataka assembly polls gain momentum between saffrons and old guards. Top leaders discuss the manifesto, slogans, caste and farmer issue out on dynamic wheels to gather masses attention.
“Renew Britain” width
Dear Naresh Sagar
Everyone from Renew HQ wishes you a Happy Easter!
We have over 4,000 people on our database, 4,000 on Facebook, 11,000 on Twitter and we now want to hear your thoughts! We have already had a significant amount of responses to our Listen to Britain survey and with your help we can reach our goal of 20,000 so we can Rethink Brexit, Renew Britain!
Local election campaigning has now kicked off and we are pleased to be able to announce we will be standing 20 people in the local elections! We now have candidates standing in London and the North East.
Activity on our regional Facebook groups has now kicked off with various events taking place and people taking place in the pro-Europe marches last weekend. Thank you to all the people who attended these marches, it was great to have a Renew presence at them!
Finally, James T has been in the Independent this week summing up things we have learnt from the Listen to Britain Tour. Please do give it a read!
GAIL’s first Chartered LNG Vessel carrying long term US LNG arrives at Dabhol
Konkan LNG Pvt. Ltd. receives first US LNG Cargo at Dabhol
Dabhol (Maharashtra), 30th March, 2018. India’sfirst LNG Cargo from USA under long term contract of GAIL (India) Limited was received at Dabhol, today. This marks a new beginning in the Indo-USA energy partnership and trade. Commencement of LNG supplies under the Henry Hub indexed contracts is significant for GAIL and the Indian markets as well. GAIL’s first charter hired vessel – MV Meridian Spirit, arrived after 25 days voyage and docked for unloading in the august presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Mr Patrick Santillo, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, US Embassy and Shri B C Tripathi, CMD, GAIL were also present on this momentous occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government was working towards making India a gas based economy. He added that the arrival of the first LNG cargo from US was a significant milestone in the direction of realising adequate availability of natural gas through imports from diversified sources. He further stated that a shift towards a gas based economy would require augmenting domestic production as well as imports. He added that adequate investments in natural gas infrastructure including pipeline, LNG import terminal and City Gas Distribution network was also a focus area for the Government.
The USA has abundant supply of shale gas and the long term LNG contracts signed by Indian companies with US provide India with an access to secure supply source at stable prices which will result in geographical diversification and energy security.
GAIL will have an optimum portfolio mix of LNG indexed to Henry Hub (HH) and crude oil and the customers will benefit from such a unique price blend. GAIL is one of the early movers to contract US LNG and has 5.8 MMTPA of US LNG in its portfolio. GAIL shall be receiving around 90 cargoes per annum from Sabine Pass and Cove Point LNG terminals.
The arrival of this LNG vessel comes close on the heels of formation of Konkan LNG Private Limited, a subsidiary of GAIL, which has recently been demerged from RGPPL.
Total bilateral trade (goods and services) between India and US increased at a CAGR of 11.4% from $20 billion in the year 2000 to over $126.1 billion in the year 2017. India’s trade with USA is expected to increase owing to large scale imports of LNG and crude oil in coming years. GAIL alone would be procuring approx. $ 2 billion worth of LNG per annum from USA from FY 2018-19.
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Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $80 Million Loan Agreement to help boost Youth Employability in the State of Himachal Pradesh
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed $80 million loan to help modernize technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and improve the skills ecosystem in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
The project will support the skill initiatives of Government of Himachal Pradesh and help the State step-up the reform and scale-up its skill development efforts. It will fund short-term and long-term training programs in growth areas including automobiles, electronics, pharmaceutical, tourism and hospitality and banking and financial services, health care etc. to help enhance the skills set of the youth and increase their employability.
After achieving impressive enrollment rates for higher education, the State of Himachal Pradesh faces ‘second-generation’ challenge of preparing its youth for the challenging labour market. The Project will help in equipping the youth with market-relevant technical and vocational skills.
The State will need more than 500,000 skilled workers by 2022 across various trades. The Project will help seize this opportunity by providing support in developing relevant and good quality TVET programs thereby improving employment prospects of nearly 65,000 youths by 2022.
The Project will establish a polytechnic for women, six city Livelihood Centers, and seven Rural Livelihood Centers, and upgrade 11 employment exchanges into model career Centers. These efforts will result in improved TVET awareness among youth, modernizing training equipment, implementing a training information system, forging partnerships with private sector, and creating better access to quality market-relevant TVET and livelihood development opportunities for youth in Himachal Pradesh.