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IndianOil XtraPremium Masters Golf 2011 announced by Aircel PGTI

IndianOil XtraPremium Masters Golf 2011 announced by Aircel PGTI
• Prize money of Rs. 2.5 million
• Top names in the field include Chiragh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Feroz Ali Mollah, Shankar Das, Manav Jaini, Vijay Kumar, Harmeet Kahlon

Digboi, Assam, November 29, 2011: The IndianOil XtraPremium Masters Golf 2011 will be held from 30th November to 4th December 2011 at the Digboi Golf Links under the aegis of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).

This popular sporting event of IndianOil commands a prize purse of Rs. 2.5 million and holds significant slot on the Aircel PGTI calendar.
The field boasts of some of India’s top professionals such as Chiragh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, defending champion Shankar Das, Feroz Ali Mollah, Manav Jaini, Vijay Kumar, Mandeo Singh Pathania, Harmeet Kahlon, Shamim Khan and Sanjay Kumar, to name a few.
Mr. S P Bordoloi, General Manager (Technical), IOCL (Assam Oil Divison), said, “IndianOil XtraPremium Masters Golf is the only event on the Aircel PGTI cal…

India Telecom 2010 exhibition. 7 December

India Telecom 2010 exhibition.

Opening Hours:              7 December 2011        10am - 6pm 8 December 2011        10am - 6pm   9 December 2011        10am - 5pm Venue:                                     Hall 8-11, Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center, New Delhi, India The show is for trade visitors only, and proof of trade status is required for entry. No children under the age of 18 are permitted entry. Student groups are admitted on 9th December, Friday only, must be arranged in advance and accompanied by a faculty member. Entry from Gate 2, 7.

46th BSF Raising Day

46th BSF Raising Day 

30.11.2011 03:26:16 - Nksagar-Sagar Media inc: New Delhi:
BSF force celebrates its 46th year anniversary is force to reckon with responsible for managing the borders of about 6387 KM on Western and Eastern Sectors.

( - BSF of 169 Battalions, which has its own Air and Water Wings, Artillery Regiments and can rightly boast of its Training Institutes. The force which grew from 25 Battalions in the year 1965 is presently the largest Border Guarding force of the world.BSF has played a key role in nation's security. The rich & valiant contribution of BSF
during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, in fighting insurgency & militancy in Punjab, J & K and North- East and recently in the areas affected by Left Wing Extremism not only highlights the glorious past but encourages us to strive for greater heights in future.

Anti-Naxal operations are set to be intensified in affected states with the induction of 2,000 newly trained BSF personnel…

Malls vs Walmart vs SEZ and $300b Indian Foreign Investments

Malls vs Walmart vs SEZ and $300b Indian Foreign Investments
Nation of 1.2b is shamed in the world when 545 MPs display immaturity, foolishness and indiscipline – today not just few foreign missions but whole world watches us.
Around 2006 at an India Japan event Indian companies invited Japan to invest in Malls also among other sectors – they laughed and told us – we know your Malls selling same products in big costly buildings is not opening up of retail sector.
1. It is laughable none of 545 MPs in India objected to mushrooming growth of Malls and big multistory showrooms across India – 80% of them for retailing multinational products at MSP in most cases. Malls near Saket built on 50 acres are worth Rs.20,000 crores – Malls don’t even serve 95% of Indians and India has thousands of such malls across that don’t store perishable foods – actually I didn’t see any Kiryana or Fruits also didn’t I see any Pav Bhaji or Chhole Bature & Vegetable shops but there are all kin…

India, Nepal ink Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

India and Nepal have signed a revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), which will facilitate exchange of information on banking between the two countries and help prevent tax evasion.
The revised tax treaty was signed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and his Nepalese counterpart Barshaman Pun in Kathmandu on Sunday.
It will replace an earlier agreement signed between the two countries in 1987. The agreement is also likely to boost confidence of investors and help Nepal attract more investment from India.
India is the biggest source of foreign investments in Nepal, as also its largest trading partner.
However, Nepal accounts for only 0.44 per cent of India’s total trade.
The bilateral trade between the two nations has increased from US Dollar 1.98 billion in 2009-10 to around US Dollar 2.70 billion in 2010-11, registering an increase of 37 per cent.
Indian firms are the biggest investors in Nepal accounting for about 47.5 per cent of total approved foreign di…

Gold up, Silver soften

Gold prices made a modest recovery in the domestic bullion market in Mumbai on Saturday on stray local demand at lower levels, despite bearish global cues.
In contrast, silver prices fell in lacklustre trade owing to poor industrial support.
Standard gold of 99.5 per cent purity gained Rs 55 to close at Rs 28,470 per 10 grams, as against Friday's close of Rs 28,415.
In a similar fashion, pure gold of 99.9 per cent purity moved up by Rs 60 to finish at Rs 28,610 per 10 grams, as against Rs 28,550 on Friday.
Silver ready (.999 fineness) eased by Rs 20 to end at Rs 55,270 per kg, as against Rs 55,290 previously.New York, gold ended lower due to the strong dollar amid weakening equities.
Gold for December delivery retreated by USD 10.20 to USD 1,685.70 an ounce in the Comex division of the NYMEX late Friday.In a similar fashion, December contract silver lost 87 cents to USD 31.01.Media agencies

Growth of MSME Sector NE States

The growth rate achieved in the North Eastern States in respect of the number of units, employment and production in registered MSME sector is 5.96%, 20.69% and 48.76%, respectively from 2001-02 (the Third Census) to the fourth census (with reference year 2006-07) for which the data was collected till 2009 and the results published in 2011.

Micro and Small Enterprises of North Eastern Region (NER) are encouraged to showcase their products by participating in exhibitions organized anywhere in the country.

The Government programme to understand the nature and problems related to the entrepreneurial growth include all States. However, to promote the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in the North Eastern Region of the country, the Government has stipulated that 10% of the outlay would be earmarked for that region. In addition, there is special dispensation for NER states in schemes such as Credit Guarantee Scheme, Micro and Small Enterprises - Clu…

Egypt presidential polls by June 2012

Amid protesters mounting pressure to speed up transition to civilian rule, Egypt's embattled military rulers said that presidential polls will be held by end of June 2012, as they accepted the resignation of the Essam Sharaf cabinet, following a bloody protest that claimed 35 lives.
The pledge was announced by presidential hopeful Mohammed Salim al-Awaa after a meeting with the ruling generals. It marks the biggest concession by the military leadership since anti-government protests began this weekend, mushrooming into a national revolt, which has claimed over 35 lives. Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who took power when Hosni Mubarak was ousted, said in a TV address that he had accepted the cabinet's resignation. He said that crucial legislative polls which he said would be held on schedule. He set the latest time for electing a president at the 30 of June 2012 adding that elections are to go ahead as planned. Tantawi accepted the resignation of the cabinet headed…

Both houses of Parliament adjourned for the day

Both houses of Parliament adjourned for the day  
Both houses of the Parliament have been adjourned for the day on the first day of the Winter Session. 
While Lok Sabha was adjourned at 12 PM as the proceedings began after the first adjournment, opposition members started creating ruckus and started to troops to the well of the house.
Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi stood up to make a statement on the Jharkhand Train Fire tragedy but nothing could be heard in the ruckus. Failing to restore order speaker adjourned the house till Wednesday.
Earlier when the proceedings began at 11 AM the newly elected members Kuldeep Bishnoi took oath.It was followed by obituary reference to the deceased members and also the recent natural disasters and tragedies.Soon after the SP members started raising the issue of partition of Uttar Pradesh while the BJP members also started creating ruckus and trooped to the well of the house. Following which the house was adjourned till 12 PM.

12th India-Bangladesh Home Secretary Level talks Conclude

The Two Sides Reiterate Commitment to Strengthen Co-Operation in Border Related Issues The 12th meeting of the Home Secretaries between India and Bangladesh was concluded at New Delhi today. The Indian delegation was led by Mr. R.K. Singh, Union Home Secretary while the Bangladesh delegation was led by Mr. Monzur Hossain. The two sides issued a joint statement at the conclusion of the talks. Following is the text of the joint statement:

“Highlighting the fact that both India and Bangladesh attach highest importance to their bilateral relations, both leaders reiterated their commitment to further expand and strengthen mutual cooperation in the security and border related issues. Appreciating the existing level of cooperation and action taken to address the menace of terrorism and extremism in a more effective manner by both the countries, both Home Secretaries reaffirm their commitment not to allow the territory of either country to use for any activity inimical to each o…

Myanmar Quake intensity of 5.9 in the Richter Scale

Quake intensity of 5.9 in the Richter Scale rocked the Northeastern region at around 8.47 am on Monday morning. There is no report of any major damaged due to the earthquake which has its epicenter somewhere in Myanmar, according to initial information received.

Quake rattle felt throughout the region including bordering states of Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal. The quake created brief panic among residents of high-rise complexes in Guwahati though there was no damaged to any of the buildings due to the impact of the quake.

The quake occurred on India's border with Burma on Monday morning,its affect of mild tremors in Kolkata  and  areas of north Bengal.Its rattle were felt at Bangladesh.

Sukhram sentenced to 5 years jail

Sukhram sentenced to 5 years jail
Former Telecom Min Sukhram was awarded five years imprisonment by a Delhi Court after being convicted of taking Rs three lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996.
Special CBI Judge R P Pandey on Saturday also imposed a fine of Rs four lakh on 86-year-old Sukhram, who held the Telecom portfolio in P V Narasimha Rao's Cabinet. The CBI prosecutor said Sukhram will be taken into custody and sent to jail to serve the punishment as the sentence exceeded a three-year jail term and convicts in these cases are not granted statutory bail. Sukhram was held guilty on Friday under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Various offences under which he has been convicted entail a maximum sentence of 7 years jail term. Sukhram was held guilty for misusing his official position during his tenure as Telecom Minister in award of contract worth Rs 30 crore to private firm Haryana Tele…

Rs one crore fine for demanding capitation under proposed law

Rs one crore fine for demanding capitation under proposed law
The Govt on Wednesday approved amendments to a proposed bill to curb unfair practices in higher technical edu institutes which include raising to Rs one crore the fine for demanding capitation fee and provisions for grievance redressal mechanism.
The amendments to the Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010 were given the nod by the Union Cabinet along with a change in the title of the Bill. The Bill, which was introduced in Lok Sabha in March last year, was referred to the Parliament Standing Committee on HRD, which submitted its recommendations in May this year. Sources said 41 recommendations of the committee were accepted while seven were rejected. The accepted ones included raising penal provisions for charging capitation fee from Rs 50 lakh to Rs one crore, they said. The bill would also have provisions for a grievance re…

CBI rush registers case in spectrum allocation of NDA regime

CBI rush registers  case in spectrum allocation of NDA regime
The CBI today carried out searches at the Vodafone office in Mumbai and Airtel office in Gurgaon after registering a case against former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and the two telecom service providers for alleged irregularities in spectrum allocation during tenure of Pramod Mahajan as Telecom Minister.

Official media quoting official sources reports, besides Ghosh, the case was registered against former Director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited J R Gupta.

Immediately after registering the case, CBI teams conducted searches at the official premises of Vodafone in Mumbai, Airtel in Gurgaon and residences of Ghosh and Gupta.

The CBI had registered a preliminary inquiry to look into the allocation of spectrum under Mahajan to certain companies beyond the prescribed limit.

The CBI alleged in its FIR that Department of Telecom had increased the base spectrum for telecom companies from 4.4 MhZ to 6.2 MhZ during…

PM to visit Russia on 16th December

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will arrive Moscow on 16th December to attend the annual Indo-Russian summit.

The announcement was made by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, who arrived in Moscow on Thursday on a three-day visit to finalize political and economic agenda of the summit. Krishna met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and is understood to have discussed key regional and global issues including the situation in Afghanistan, West Asia and Syria. Krishna and Lavrov are also expected to finalize the draft of joint political document to be issued after Singh's last Kremlin summit talks with his Russian host Dmitry Medvedev, who will be demitting his office in early May 2012 after next March's presidential polls.

Domino’s Global CEO visits India to mark 400th store milestone!

Domino’s Global CEO visits India to mark 400th store milestone! New Delhi, November 17, 2011: Domino’s Pizza the Pizza Delivery Expert and market leader in organized pizza home delivery segment (source: The Food Franchising Report 2009) announced crossing of 400 store milestone in India (in last quarter), with visit of Mr. Patrick Doyle, President & CEO Domino’s Pizza Inc., to mark the milestone. Domino’s Pizza India has witnessed unprecedented pace of growth in Food Service category, with the addition of over 100 stores in just 15 months since Mr. Patrick’s last visit to India. This is the highest number of store openings in such a short time span outside of the U.S. Jubilant FoodWorks Limited also has the unique distinction of being the fastest growing franchisee of Domino’s Pizza globally. Other records that validate Domino’s outstanding performance in India include the store at Noida being rated as one of the busiest Domino’s store in the world and the Indian operations clocking…

Eurocrat Mario Monti next Premier of Italy

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has resigned after parliament's lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing the country back from the brink of economic crisis.

A chorus of Handel's "Alleluia," performed by a few dozen singers and classical musicians, rang out in front of the president's palace as thousands of Italians poured into downtown Rome to rejoice at the end of Berlusconi's scandal-marred reign. Hecklers shouted "Buffoon, Buffoon!" as Berlusconi's motorcade entered and exited the presidential palace, where he tendered his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano on Saturday, the palace said in a statement. Respected former European commissioner Mario Monti remained the top choice to try to steer the country out of its debt woes as the head of a transitional government, but Berlusconi's allies remained split over whether to supp…

Suu Kyi to stand in Myanmar by-election Yangon

The possibility of the NLD re-registering as a legal political party is high when about 106 members of the central committee of the National League for Democracy (NLD) from 13 states and regions will meet on November 18 in Rangoon to decide the issue.
Suu Kyi to stand in Myanmar by-election Yangon: Myanmar''s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi therefore may  contest a by-election in the coming months, a party spokesman said today, following a change to party registration laws.The reason the government amended the Political Party Registration Law and the reason the NLD is considering to re-register are likely related to the talks between President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi on August 19, 2011.

Ministry of Statistics reviews 20 Point Programme Secretaries of States and Union Territories

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation reviews Twenty Point Programme with Secretaries of States and Union Territories A review meeting of Twenty Point Programme – 2006(TPP – 2006) was organised here today by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation with Secretaries of States/UTs and the concerned officers of Central Nodal Ministries. Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (I/C) for Statistics & Programme Implementation chaired the meeting.

The TPP Programme was launched in 1975 by late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi with the objective of poverty eradication and providing employment, education, housing, health etc. The TPP has been re-structured thrice since its inception, to fine tune it with the changes in programmes/schemes undertaken by Government over the years. The current TPP-2006 Programme continue to give thrust to poverty alleviation, employment generation in rural areas, housing, education, health & family welfa…

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Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated

Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated

Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birth anniversary of first Sikh Guru is being celebrated throughout the country today. It was on this day in 1469 AD that Guru Nanak was born at Nankana Saheb now in Pakistan.

Gurudwaras have been tastefully decorated for the occasion and will serve Langar or a community meal to all.

President, Vice President and Prime Minister have greeted the nation on occasion.

In her message President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil has said that people should strive to practice the revered Guru’s noble teachings in our daily lives and strengthen the bonds of unity and oneness in the society.

In his message Vice President Md. Hamid Ansari has said that the divine teachings of Guru Nanak Devji contain the message of peace, harmony and righteousness.

No assurance on roll back of fuel prices by PM says TNC

Trinamool Congress says that no assurance was given by the Prime Minister on the roll back of petrol price hike. Trinamool leader, Sudeep Bandyopadhyay was talking to reporters in New Delhi after its MPs met the Prime Minister to discuss the price hike issue.

Sudeep said that the Prime Minister explained them the reasons for the hike in petrol prices, mainly its rise in the international market. He said that the party gave a memorandum to the Prime Minister seeking withdrawal of price hike.

He further said the party told the Prime Minister that it will oppose any hike in the prices of Kerosene and Diesel in near future.The Trinamool leader said that Dr. Singh told them that he was not aware of any such move.
He said they also called for better co-ordination among the UPA allies on all important issues.

In Kolkata, the West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Supremo, Ms. Mamta Banerjee met the Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.Finance Minister of West Bengal, Amit Mit…

Swiss vocational skill plan to train One million youth in India

Swiss vocational skill plan to train One million youth in India
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2011-11-08 05:20:17 - New Delhi:Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc.
SkillSonics Pvt Ltd is o move the project seamlessly from the pilot to a self sutainable model.SkillSoncs has entered into separate exclusive cooperation agreements with SWISSMEM and SFIVET,essentially to adapt the course ware and training available to all companies in India in the engineering sector from 2012

Industry participation is critical as companies stand to be the main beneficiaries of the program by having their factories manned by the people trained and certified to Swiss standards.This shall lead to productivity increaess which in turn enhances companies global competitiveness.

With successful completion of the Swiss industry driven 3 year pilot project 209-2011 to implement the reputed swiss dual track model of vocational education and training in India,the project partners are now gearing up to ski…

RBI softens FDI rules to attract global investors

Government efforts to softens its red taps for   global investors, as Reserve Bank of India, RBI, has said that transfer of shares between Indians and non-residents will not require its permission in several key areas like financial services.

Amending the Foreign Exchange Management Regulations, the RBI said that its prior permission would not be necessary where the company, whose shares are being transferred, is engaged in any financial service.

The liberalisation would help the entire financial services sector, including the non-banking finance companies.

Besides, the RBI permission has also been done away with for transfer of shares between residents and non-residents in cases where the Foreign Investment Approval Board, FIPB, has already given its clearances and the SEBI guidelines have been adhered to. However, it was made clear that the transactions will have to comply with the SEBI regulations, FDI sectoral caps, and the pricing guidelines as specified by RBI.


US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to visit India t

Team from US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will visit India to discuss the safe operation of nuclear power plants. In a statement released in New Delhi, US Embassy said that the team will be led by Chairman Gregory B Jaczko, will hold meetings with Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.

It also said that the visit aims to exchange information and share experience on safety standards of nuclear power plants. Ahead of the visit, Jaczko said that US looks forward to the continuation and advancement of the long-term relationships with India in the area of nuclear safety. The five day visit will begin on 14th of this month from New Delhi.Media agencies

52nd Subroto Cup Kickstarts

52nd Subroto Cup Kickstarts TodayThe 52nd Subroto Cup, an annual football tournament organised by the Indian Air Force kickstarted at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium today. The tournament considered to be one of the most popular for children in the soccer world, was inaugurated by Air Marshal JN Burma, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration.

The inaugural match was played U-14 category between teams from NCC (West Bengal and Sikkim) and Sainik School, Imphal. The tournament spread over 22 days from 04 November to 25 November, will see for the first time ever, Girls teams’ participation. The U-14 category matches are from 04 November to 16 November, U-17 category Girls from 07 November to 22 November and U-17 Boys from 11 November to 25 November. The matches will be played at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium, New Wellingdon Camp, Race Course and sports grounds of Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj and Modern School. The final matches and closing ceremony is scheduled to be held at Dr. Ambedkar Sta…

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