Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sonia Gandhi inaugural address two-day plenary

19.12.2010 09:33:46 Nksagar Sagar Media Inc.New Delhi:
Sonia Gandhi inaugural address two-day Congress plenary held at Burari in North Delhi. Four resolutions on political, economic, foreign affairs and 125 years of the Congress party will be adopted at this Plenary.

( - Congress looks all set to adopt a tough posture on corruption in the plenary corruption in high places is rogue in the system its dimension has reached the apex heights.The Plenary session in Delhi is being held at a time when the party is facing opposition onslaught on the issue of corruption.

(PTI) Congress today amended its constitution to extend its party president's term to five years from the current three years.An amendment to this effect was passed at the 83rd Congress plenary which began in Burari on the fringes of the national capital.The resolution was moved by senior leader Oscar Fernandes and approved by other party leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister A K Antony and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, senior ministers and scores of party leaders gathered here.The amendment comes at a time when Sonia Gandhi is serving as Congress president for the fourth straight term the longest-serving chief of the 125-year-old party.Another key amendment pertained to meeting of the AICC at least once every year.Earlier, the party constitution mandated that AICC should meet "not less than twice" every year.
The Delhi Plenary is the first such meet of the party after it came to power for the second time along with other UPA partners in the Lok Sabha elections last year. The plenary also marks the completion of the 125 years of Congress, which is the oldest political party in the country.The election for the party president's post with this amendment to be held after every five years instead after every three years.

Sonia Gandhi the longest-serving chief of the 125-year-old party.In her address she has mentioned that Congress Party with its centurion history is oldest party to bring the nation with success to 21 st Century.Congress is committed to bring people from all section in the mainstream of development. Congress party has gone through various changes but stands with its value on its own and is here we all not to celebrate the event but to pass various resolution and for the self introspection for the sake of progress for all.Those who are governing at higher post needs to give heed to the party workers who hail from each corners and are active. Congress president Sonia Gandhi further added that the party is opposed to fundamentalism of all shades whether by majority or minority organisations. "Both are dangerous and should be tackled," she said party to organise brainstorming sessions soon on the lines of Pachmarhi and Shimla in the past.

Gandhi and Dr. Singh also felicitated freedom fighters for their contribution to the independence struggle.Both the leaders came down from the dais to honour the veteran freedom fighters, some of whom broke down as they narrated their struggles to Gandhi and Dr. Singh.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LG Masters of PGTI 2010

Nksagar Sagar Media Inc New Delhi:
LG&Aircel PGTI announce LG Masters of PGTI 2010:
LG Masters of PGTI to be the Year-Ending Championship of the Aircel Professional Golf Tour of India 2010 event to carry an increased prize purse of Rs.10 million. Only top 60 players on the Rolex Rankings to be eligible.72 hole stroke play event. No cut after 36 holes will be held in New Delhi, 14th December 2010: Consumer durables giant LG Electronics and the Aircel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), today announced the LG Masters of PGTI 2010. The tournament will be staged at the esteemed Delhi Golf Club from December 15th – 18th, 2010. A select field Pro-Am will be played on December 19th, 2010.

The event will see the top 60 players from the Rolex Rankings 2010 compete over 72 holes for a prize purse of INR 10 million. The tournament will be a 72 hole stroke play championship and there will be no cut applied after 36 holes. All players will be guaranteed prize money.The cream of Indian professional golf will tee it up at the LG Masters of PGTI. The field boasts of big names such as Jyoti Randhawa, Gaganjeet Bhullar, C Muniyappa, defending champion Ashok Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Gaurav Ghei, Vijay Kumar, Shamim Khan, Manav Jaini, Mandeo Singh Pathania, Sujjan Singh, Chiragh Kumar, Raju Ali Mollah, Shankar Das, Gurki Shergill, Gaurav Pratap Singh, Vishal Singh, Digvijay Singh, Harendra Gupta and Harmeet Kahlon, to name a few.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. L.K Gupta CMO of LGEIL, said, “We are pleased to be associated with the niche game of golf as we stand here for technologically superior products which blend perfectly with the game. Our Partnership with PGTI aims at developing high quality strategic golf opportunities for the growth of the sport in India , LG Masters of PGTI 2010, the year-end championship will serve as the perfect finale for a highly-competitive PGTI season 2010. Our endeavor to promote the spirit of the game in India will bring many more attractions in the coming years.”

Announcing the event, Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “The LG Masters of PGTI serves as the perfect finale for a highly-competitive Aircel PGTI season. I would like to thank LG for their tremendous support to professional golf, and for helping stage the flagship year-ending championship. The LG-PGTI partnership will continue to build on the LG Masters of PGTI, and help create new champions in the coming years.”
PGTI:Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognized official body of professional golf in India . PGTI’s objective is to promote professional golf in the country as well as give players an opportunity to be involved in decision making for all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI’s governing body comprises of leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Two bomb blasts in Iraq

Iraq, ten people were killed and 56 others wounded today in two bomb blasts in downtown Ramadi and Diyala yesterday. According to Iraq news agency, eight people killed and 53 injured in first incident when a suicide bomber blew up his car outside government offices. The killed include six policemen and one woman. In a separate bomb attack in Diyala, two civilians have been killed and three others wounded when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up amid a Shiite procession.Iraq police have dismantled twelve “terrorist” cells that were planning armed operations targeting pilgrims heading for Karbala for the Ashuraa. The chief of Operations Commands, General Othman al-Ghanimi said in a press conference that these cells comprised 60 gunmen and they confessed to their plans for attacks targeting pilgrims to Karbala. He added that the security personnel also defused four improvised explosive devices on the Babel-Karbala highway.
AIR correspondent Dhirendra Ojha reports that Government offices were targeted in Ramadi while Shia procession was the target at Baquba in Diyala. Police officials say, security agencies are working within a pre-emptive plan to foil any attempt by terrorists ahead of Ashura, which is observed by a large number people from Shiite faith. Apart from intelligence elements 30,000 security men have been deployed on the ways leading to Karbala. The attacks highlight the serious power vacuum that exists in the country as political parties are struggling to form a new government more than eight months after parliamentary elections.

Friday, December 10, 2010

International Human Rights Day being observed today

International Human Rights Day being observed today
Today is International Human Rights Day. Several functions, seminars are being organised across the country to mark the occasion. Human Rights Day 2010 will highlight the achievements of human rights defenders and to inspire a new generation of defenders to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all of its forms whenever and wherever it is manifested.
This year a well known human rights activist from India Dr. Lenin Raguvanshi will be presented the 2010 Human Rights Award of the city of Weimar in Germany. Dr. Raguvanshi the founder of People Vigilance Committee on Human Rights has been chosen for the award for his efforts to protect the rights of disadvantaged section of the society such as women, Children, Dalit and minorities.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

AirAsia will offer direct flights to Balikpapan , East Kalimantan Indonesia

SEPANG, 8 December 2007 – AirAsia will offer direct flights to Balikpapan , East Kalimantan Indonesia from January 12, 2011. This new service from Kuala Lumpur will be AirAsia’s 11th destination in Indonesia . AirAsia will begin servicing the new route with three (3) flights weekly departing from LCC Terminal, Kuala Lumpur to Sepinggan Airport , Balikpapan on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

AirAsia has the most extensive service in Indonesia with plying Bali, Banda Aceh, Bandung , Jakarta , Medan , Padang , Pekan Baru, Solo, Surabaya , Makassar, Yogyakarta and now Balikpapan . The introduction of this new destination will see AirAsia have 126 flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur to the various points in Indonesia .

Balikpapan, a city on the island of Borneo , in Indonesia is the second largest city in the province of East Kalimantan . Mostly surrounded by sea, Balikpapan is an important center of the petroleum, mining, and timber industries. There are myriad of attractions in Balikpapan such as the beautiful Melawai and Manggar Segarasari beaches, Bekapai Park , Wanawisata Garden , Agro Tourism Garden , Crocodile Teritip Breeding Farm and shopping centers.

In addition to that, tourists can also visit neighboring attractions such as the Orang Utan sanctuary at Semboja Lodge, floating market at Banjarmasin , diving at Derawan islands, canoeing while witnessing species of monkeys and caves along Kandilo River and many more.

Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial, AirAsia says “We are delighted to extend our AirAsia network to include an emerging market like Balikpapan . We hope this new service will enable Malaysians who are working in the oil palm and coal mining industry to return home more often and provide expatriates with the opportunity to use LCCT as a hub for onward travel into other AirAsia destinations throughout ASEAN. We also believe that his new service will stimulate Visiting Friends and Relatives crowd and fuel AirAsia’s aggressive growth in Indonesia .”

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Limited freedom of speech for lawmakers

Burma’s ruling military junta has failed to inform political parties about its restrictions on freedom of speech for lawmakers, party spokesmen said:
On Saturday that the laws signed by junta chief Than Shwe the day before said parliamentarians would be allowed freedom of expression unless their speeches endangered national security, the unity of the country or violated the constitution. Anyone who staged protests in the parliament compound would be sentenced to two years in prison.Assemblies must convene within 90 days of November 7, the day the election was held, but parties that won seats remained uninformed about the regulation, they said.“If they want to impose a law, we should be informed. So the law is still unofficial,” 88-Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) chairman Ye Tun told Mizzima.A candidate of that party has won the States and Divisions Assembly seat of Hlaingtharyar Township constituency No. (1).

Shan Nationals Democratic Party (SNDP), aka the White Tiger Party, said that if the law was really imposed, MPs would lose freedom of speech, but offered absence as another form of protest.

“If we need to protest, a thing we can do is to be absent from the parliament. The potential law did not say that we can’t be absent,” SNDP vice-chairman Sai Saung Si told Mizzima. Fifty-seven SNDP candidates won assembly seats in the election.

National Democratic Party for Development vice-chairman Hla Thein said: “We don’t know it. We have not been informed.” His party won two parliamentary seats in Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, in Burma’s west.

Kayin People’s Party spokesman confirmed the lack of information provided to parties about the rule. It won six assembly seats.The first election in 20 years held on November 7 was severely criticized as neither free nor fair after the junta, its Union Election Commission, and the parties it backed contravened almost every known principle that defines the running of just polls.

Rights think tank Altsean-Burma (Alternative Asean Network on Burma) said in its extensive report on the polls titled Burma 2010 Election Recap that “widespread evidence of electoral fraud, irregularities, threats, harassment and lack of independent monitoring characterized election day and the days leading up to it”.

While the state-run media have gradually announced the electoral results, the observers have estimated that the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party won more than 76 per cent of all seats. The USDP won 76.52 per cent of the 1,154 seats at stake in the election, Altsean said.

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