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WHO raises alarm over tobacco industry’s tactics30 May 2012, New Delhi: On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, WHO is urging governments to beware of the tobacco industry’s interference in tobacco control programme. As countries move to meet their obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the tobacco industry is becoming more aggressive in its attempts to undermine the treaty by acting against the policies contained in it.
 The industry is targeting the youth through increased advertising budgets in several countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region. One in ten school students are offered free samples of tobacco products. The tobacco industry has sued central and local governments over the pictorial warnings on cigarette packets claiming that they infringe on the industry’s rights to use their legally-registered brands and freedom of speech. The Global Adult Tobacco Survey shows that health warnings are effective and a l…
Suu Kyi ask Myanmar workers in Thailand to be back home Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi  met  migrant laborers in Thailand asked them to return home and help build the country as it moves towards democratization.Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday on her first trip outside Myanmar in twenty four years. She will join leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, due to open on Thursday.
On Wednesday, she visited an area in the outskirts of Bangkok where many migrant workers from Myanmar are working at seafood factories and other facilities.More than 2 million people from Myanmar are said to be working in Thailand.Aung San Suu Kyi said she wanted to see the actual conditions of migrant workers outside Myanmar.She told enthusiastic supporters that she hopes to help the migrants to return home as soon as possible.Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver a speech at the World Economic Forum meeting on Friday.
Julian Assange of WikiLeaks to be extradited to Sweden Britain’s Supreme court  approves the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld lower court rulings, calling Swedish authorities’ extradition request lawful.Julian Assange of  WikiLeaks  is accused of sexual misconduct against two women in Sweden. He was arrested in Britain in December 2010.
Julian Assange  had always denied the accusations during lower court hearings. He said his arrest was made for political reasons because his whistle-blowing website disclosed thousands of sensitive US diplomatic documents. Hence Assange was released on conditional bail and is staying at a friend’s house in Britain, wearing an electronic monitor so authorities can track his whereabouts.
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KALPAVRIKSH THE TREE OF DESIRE

An exhibition of sculptures
BY PRADEEP B JOGDAND Preview : 5:30 pm, 30 May ,2012 Wednesday On view till 5 June, 2012 from 11 am to 7pm (Open on Sunday) at JEHANGIR ART GALLERY A/C II  M.G.Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai Contact 09892784116, 09869113788 jogpradeep87@gmail.com “Enlightenment”
Size : 25” x 15” x 5”
Medium : Black Stone “Under The Shelter”
Size : 20” x 14” x 6”
Medium : Black Stone  “Untitled” Size : 25” x 19” x 9” Medium : Black Stone

India extends USD 500mn line of credit to Myanmar

Embarking on a new journey of bilateral cooperation, India on Monday extended a USD 500 mn line of credit as part of 12 agreements on sectors like trade and energy signed with Myanmar, which vowed that its territory will not be allowed to be used by terrorists to target India.

Marking a historic visit to Myanmar, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 25 years, Manmohan Singh held extensive talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein, drawing up a roadmap for future course of bilateral ties.
After their talks, the two countries signed a raft of agreements to boost energy supplies from resource-rich Myanmar to energy-hungry India, enhance trade and cross-border rail, shipping and road links that go beyond bilateralism to cover Thailand.
After being greeted with a ceremonial guard of honour, Dr. Singh first held restricted talks with President Sein and then the two leaders led their sides to a larger format of discussions that saw them undertaking a comprehensive review of the bilateral …

First visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Myanmar after 25 years.

First visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Myanmar after a gap of 25 years.

India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Myanmar, which is a close friend and neighbour. Recent years have witnessed significant strengthening and expansion of our bilateral relations. My visit to Myanmar will provide an opportunity to review the progress in the implementation of decisions taken during the highly successful State Visit of the President of Myanmar to India in October last year. We will also consider new initiatives and define a roadmap for the further development of our cooperation in the years ahead.

Stronger trade and investment links, development of border areas, improving connectivity between our two countries and building capacity and human resources are areas that I hope to focus on during my visit. We also hope to sign a number of Agreements/MOUs to further strengthen our bilateral cooperation in these areas, besides promoting people-to-people contacts.

India, Myanmar to explore new initiatives to boost ties: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday India and Myanmar would explore new initiatives and define a roadmap for further boosting of bilateral ties with focus on trade, investment and connectivity as he begins a three-day visit to that country.

Pointing out that India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Myanmar, a "close friend and neighbour", Dr. Singh said in a statement shortly before his departure for Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar's new capital, that "recent years have witnessed significant strengthening and expansion of our bilateral relations" and his coming visit "will provide an opportunity to review the progress in implementation of decisions" taken during the "highly successful visit" of Myanmar President Thein Sein to India in October last year. "We will also consider new initiatives and define a roadmap for the further development of our cooperation in the years ahead," said Dr. Singh who wil…
Syria rebels want air strikes on regime forces
The rebel Free Syrian Army called on Saturday for the Friends of Syria to carry out air strikes on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad after more than 90 people, including 25 children, were reportedly "massacred" in the town of Houla.

Turkey-based General Mustafa Ahmed al-Sheikh, head of the FSA's military council, called on the international community to take "an appropriate stance after the heinous crime committed by Assad's assassin regime in the Houla region."
"We are calling urgently on the Friends of Syria to create a military alliance, outside of the UN Security Council, to carry out targeted strikes against Assad's gangs and the symbols of his regime," Sheikh said.
This is not the first time the opposition has called on the Friends of Syria to intervene the 14-month-old conflict. On April 19, General Sheikh urged "the formation of a military alliance of countries frien…
HINDU UNITY DAY IN NEW YORK
SATURDAY – JULY 21, 2012 PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND SAVE THE DATE
18th Annual HINDU SANGATHAN DIVAS (HINDU UNITY DAY)
Hindu Temple Society of North America and Indian American Intellectuals Forum, in cooperation with Hindus of the Tri-State area celebrate the 18th Annual Hindu Sangathan Divas (Hindu Unity Day)
Date:Saturday, July 21st, 2012 Assembly Time:3:30 PM Program:4:00pm - 7:00pm Location:HINDU TEMPLE AUDITORIUM 143-09 Holly Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355 (718) 478-5735 * (718) 271-1906 (718) 460-8484 *

Pleasecome and celebrate Hindu Unity Day in commemoration of the coronation of Ch. Shivaji Maharaj, Hindu warrior king who, after demolishing Islamic domination,  established Hindu kingdom in India in 1674.
You are cordially invited with your family and friends to participate in this Yagna. Our aim in organizing this celebration is to create a feeling of pride about our Hindu identity and heritage in our community.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Subramania…