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Egypt parliament passes draft of new constitution November 30, 2012

 Egypt, the parliament passed the draft of the new constitution defining the roles and responsibilities of the executive, judiciary and legislature. A marathon session of parliament which lasted for sixteen hours each of the 230 articles of the new constitution were read and voted upon by the Islamist and Salafist MPs.
The liberal ,secular and leftist opposition along with minority Coptic Christians boycotted the proceedings of the house.
Under the Egyptian law, the draft has to be ratified now by President Morsey and put up for a nationwide referendum within 30 days.
In a televised interview, President Morsey said that it would be expedited in time since Egypt needs a constitution to have a properly elected parliament, an independent judiciary, and a President who executes the law. He defended his decisions as a step to save the revolution that toppled Mubarak regime.
The newly formed …
FICCI Business Delegation to Taiwan
January 8th - 10th, 2013:  Taipei & Tainan

With a view to enhancing India-Taiwan business relations, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) jointly with Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), The Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce, Taiwan (CNAIC), Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) & Indian Taipei Association is mounting a high-powered business delegation to Taipei & Tainan from 8th to 10th of January, 2013.

As you are aware, Taiwan, the 5th largest economy in Asia and 17th largest economy in the world is an important trading economy with its external trade being in excess of US$ 500billion. Much has been known about its dominance in ICT products with Taiwanese companies controlling over 90% of the market share in many ICT Parts and Peripherals, it also home to some of the leading companies in other sectors such as Food Processing, Electronics,…
UN Secretary General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, unveils the Aakash2 Tablet at the United Nations

          On the occassion of India's Presidency of the UN Security Council, the Permanent Mission of India to United Nations, New York hosted a special event to unveil and launch the world's most cost competitive tablet Aakash2 at the United Nations today.

Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, was the Chief Guest at the Special Event, which was attended by a packed audience of 500 plus invitees, including 65 Ambassadors/PRs, media delegates, NGOs and select members of the Indian community.

In his remarks, Secretary General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki- moon congratulated India on its Presidency of the Security Council during an 'extremely challenging month' and emphasised that India was a critical player on security issues. Terming India as a 'superpower on the information superhighway', he appreciated the launch of technologies such as the Aakash2, which …
Shamim Khan fires 68, seizes the lead in round two

Local lad Shankar Das and Abhijit Singh Chadha post day’s best score

Kolkata, November 29, 2012: Delhi’s Shamim Khan fired a four-under-68
to seize the round two lead at the McLeod Russel Tour Championship
2012 being played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). Shamim’s
total stands at six-under-138 at the halfway stage of the tournament.
Mukesh Kumar of Mhow shot a 71 on Thursday to be placed one stroke
behind the leader in second position.

Shamim Khan (70-68), who was overnight tied fifth, dropped a bogey
early on in his round after his tee shot found the rough on the third
hole. The 38-year-old, currently placed second on the Rolex Rankings,
soon turned the tide with eagle-birdie on the next two holes. Shamim
eagled the par-5 fourth after hitting the green in two shots and
subsequently converting the six feet putt. He then sank a 20-footer to
birdie the fifth.

Shamim, a three-time winner in the current PGTI season, conceded a
गरीब बच्चों का हक मार रही है दिल्ली सरकार
गाजियाबाद, 29 नवंबर. आम आदमी पार्टी(आप) ने दिल्ली सरकार के सरकारी जमीनों पर बने निजी स्कूलों की सभी कक्षाओं में गरीब बच्चों के दाखिले के लिए पूर्व निर्धारित 20 फीसदी के कोटे को घटाकर 15 फीसदी करने के निर्णय को गरीब विरोधी बताते हुए इसे वापस लेने की मांग की है.
25 जनवरी 2007 को दिल्ली सरकार ने अधिसूचना जारी करके सरकारी जमीन पर बने दिल्ली के 395 निजी स्कूलों को गरीब तबके के बच्चों के लिए सभी कक्षाओं में 20 फीसदी सीटें आऱक्षित करके उन्हें मुफ्त शिक्षा देने का आदेश निकाला गया था. लेकिन दिल्ली सरकार ने शिक्षा का अधिकार कानून को लागू करने की आड़ में 7 जनवरी 2011 को एक नई अधिसूचना जारी करके 2007 की अधिसूचना में व्यक्त अधिकारों को निरस्त कर दिया. इसका फायदा उठाते हुए निजी स्कूलों ने गरीब वर्ग के बच्चों को सभी कक्षाओं में दाखिला देना बंद कर दिया.
आम आदमी पार्टी के कौशांबी दफ्तर में हुए एक संवाददाता सम्मेलन में पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय प्रवक्ता गोपाल राय ने कहा, “ सरकार ने जानबूझकर अधिसूचना में ऐसे प्रावधान डाले ताकि निजी स्कूलों को गरीब वर्ग के छा…
Phatlum gunning for a third Hero Women’s Indian Open title
Gurgaon, November 29, 2012: Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum may be dressed up by Loudmouth Golf – the manufacturer endorsed by John Daly – but she is anything but that. On Thursday, the shy and soft-spoken Phatlum makes her sixth straight appearance in the Hero Women’s Indian Open, which she considers as her favourite event. There is good reason for that. After finishing tied 30th in her first appearance as a 17-year-old in the first Indian Open in 2007, she emerged triumphant in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 she was tied sixth and in 2011 she was second to Caroline Hedwall. Phatlum, who turns 23 two days after the end of the 2012 Hero Women’s Indian Open, now wants an early birthday present and become the first woman to win the title three times – in fact she is the only to win the Indian Open more than once. Phatlum, 23,  hails from Chaiyaphun, a satellite town near Chiangmai in north Thailand. She said, “There’s no pressure on me. My ga…
The Environment in India and China:
Histories and Innovations When: November 30-December 1, 2012
Where: Theresa Lang Center, 55 W 13th St, 2 Fl., New York, NY
For more information visit
Co-sponsored with Environmental Studies Program, Global Studies Program, GPIA and The Starr Foundation.

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 3:00 – 4:00pm | Opening Registration
4:00 – 4:15pm | Welcome
Ashok Gurung, Senior Director, India China Institute
Ron Kassimir, Associate Provost For Research And Special Projects
4:15 – 6:45pm | Session I – Ecology
Chair: Mark Frazier, ICI Academic Director
Kamaljit Bawa – University of Massachusetts – “India, China and the Environment”
Steward Pickett – Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – “Meaning, Model, and Metaphor in Ecological Science as Tools for Interacting with Innovators”
Lu Zhi – Peking University – “Integrating Science and Traditional Culture into Conservation Policies on the Tibetan Plateau”
Discussants: Jayanta Bandyopadhyay…
View Online | Share | DONATE Weekly Watchdog November 28, 2012 Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze

The Center's global network of reporters, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, this week launched the first part of a multi-year project aimed at stripping away the biggest mystery associated with tax havens - the owners of anonymous companies.

Secrecy For Sale: Inside The Global Offshore Money Maze is one of the most ambitious and complex pieces of journalism the ICIJ has ever undertaken.

This first part of the project was done in collaboration with The Guardian and the BBC's flagship investigative program, Panorama, and focused on Britain - one of the centers of the offshore industry.

The first day of our series identified more than 21,500 companies around the world who use a group of some 28 so-called nominee directors.

The nominees play a key role in keeping hundreds of thousands of c…
Energy & Renewables E-Zine
December 2012
This Month´s Featured Articles, Papers & ReportsWhat stops banks from lending to energy efficiency projects?
Four years after the US credit market crashed, energy efficiency projects continue to struggle to secure financing. What’s the problem? A slow economy, of course. But when it comes to energy efficiency – and on-site renewable energy – the problem runs deeper. It’s not lack of interest in green energy. To the contrary, says Angela Ferrante, director of alternative energy solutions at Energi, a Massachusetts reinsurance company that provides  insurance and risk management ...Using biogas for combined heat and power
An integral part of the majority of anaerobic digestion facilities across the world is the CHP combined heat and power (CHP) engine. For the first time builder of a biogas plant, it is often neglected as the focus is on reducing the capital costs of the installation. However, the engine is integral to the plant, an…

McLeod Russel Tour Championship - Race to Royal Calcutta Golf Club to tee-off on November 28th

·PGTI’s Year Ending Championship:Prize purse of Rs. 1.25 Cr, highest-ever in India ·Only top 60 players on the Rolex Rankings to be eligible ·Top names in the field include Jyoti Randhawa, SSP Chowrasia, Anirban Lahiri, Chiragh Kumar, Rahil Gangjee, Digvijay Singh, Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Ashok Kumar
Kolkata, November 26, 2012: McLeod Russel, the world’s largest tea producer, and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), will stage the McLeod Russel Tour Championship, the PGTI’s Year Ending Championship, from November 28th to December 1st, 2012. The tournament will be staged at the esteemed Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). The tournament’s prize purse of Rs. 1.25 crore is the highest-ever in India.
The event will see the top 60 players from the Rolex Rankings 2012 compete for top honours. The tournament will be a 72-hole stroke…
INVITATION RATNAMALA ATELIER Words and images traveling between Italy and India by Prof. Alessandra Consolaro, University of Turin Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 6:00pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura- New Delhi 50-E, Chandragupta Marg, (Entry from Nyaya Marg)
Ratnamala is a precious collection of contemporary fiction from Indian literatures in parallel text edition, published by AOriente! ( Milan ). Born as a pearl string of less commonly translated works, it developed into a journey across cultures and languages, a workshop which involves literary, artistic, and academic fields, and joins together suggestions, imagery, and contributions from manifold and dynamic expressive worlds. This multi-modal presentation will illustrate literary and visual translations of three Hindi short stories
Alessandra Consolaro is presently Adjunct Professor of Hindi Language and Literature and research scholar at the Department of Humanities of the University…
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