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Rangpuri demolitions : Centre, LG protecting guilty officials, including chief secy From: Media Cell AAP Sun, 30 Nov '14 3:35p To: undisclosed-recipients:; Show full Headers                           November 30, 2014 (Sunday)
The BJP’s central government and the Delhi administration are protecting the officials, including the chief secretary, who are guilty of having ordered illegal and targeted demolitions at Rangpuri Pahari in Vasant Kunj, South Delhi. Delhi administration’s silence of guilt cannot hide its illegal action and it will have to answer whether the demolitions were carried out despite an advisory from the union poverty alleviation ministry based on a Supreme Court directive that such drives should not be carried out during winters. Can the BJP’s central government, which is also ruling Delhi through the back door allow such a chief secretary to continue who has shown utter disregard for the Supreme Court’s directive ? The union home ministry must in the first place answer…
Sunita Narain Shamed Us Again – Lame Duck NGT Orders
November30, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh ravinderinvent@gmail.com

Sunita Narain & Bhure Lal had shamed India again in procuring Lame
Duck NGT Orders and have caused ‘More Degradation of Environment’ –
they had failed in 15 years and must be replaced. Even Worst were
Sunita’s Lunatic Campaign of ‘RWH in Buildings, Than Capture 7 BCM
Yamuna Monsoon Waters’ in DAMS on Yamuna But Favoring Sharda-Yamuna
Link – Most Lunatic of All, Failed Sewage Treatment etc.

When Electric BUSES or Trams were required on Delhi’s Main Highways in
2000 both Compromised/Favored Bus Manufacturers recommending CNG
vehicles, Buses & Taxis – LPG vehicles could have been equally
effective, cheaper and fast to roll out. Later Private Cars were
allowed to draw CNG and most inefficient MARCOPOLO Buses were
introduced which effectively burn 3 times more CNG per passenger
served than standard buses, their larger size meant half the DTC
FEEDER routes were withdrawn.
Delhi BRT is W…
Fifteen people, including 11 "mobsters" have been killed and 14 others injured in a terrorist attack in China's restive Xinjiang province on Saturday. 
The attack occurred Shache County in the northwestern province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. 

Tianshan news website said that the attackers used vehicles, knives and explosives in the assault. 

It also claimed that the dead included 11 of the attackers branded as "mobsters" by state media. 

Xinjiang, home to ethnic Uygur Muslims, has been restive for several years due to conflicts between locals and migrant Han Chinese from other provinces. 

The region has experienced a spate of violent attacks in the last few years which China blames on the al-Qaeda-backed East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM). 

The violence in Xinjiang and some parts of the country have resulted in scores of deaths.

Egypt court acquits Mubarak,

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was on Saturday acquitted by a court which found him not guilty in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 revolution that toppled his nearly three decades-long rule, overturning an earlier ruling.

Judge Mahmud Kamel al-Rashidi also acquitted Mubarak of corruption charges for exporting gas to Israel. 

The court ruled that Mubarak's seven former security commanders, including his former interior minister Habib al-Adly, were "innocent" in the killing of anti-government protesters during the 2011 revolution. 

The 86-year-old, dressed in his trademark shades and wearing the blue clothes of a convict, was wheeled into the caged dock on an upright stretcher.

His two sons were also acquitted from all corruption charges. 

Mubarak and his co-defendants were found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment. 

The initial verdict was appealed successfully and a retrial began in April 2013. 

He is serving a separate three-ye…
Copenhagen Wheel : Turns any ordinary cycle into a hybrid Posted: 28 Nov 2014 09:43 AM PST In the past decade or so, bicycles have taken western cities by storm. London has introduced both bike-sharing and bike lanes, and Paris even has a bike-sharing programme for children. In Copenhagen, ever the bicycle champion, 41% of rides to work and education now take place on bicycle seats. But what if you’re not super fit, don’t want to arrive at work sweaty, or if you simply live far from your job? A new hybrid “e-bike” promises to fix that dilemma.

To be precise, the Copenhagen Wheel is not truly an e-bike at all. It’s a wheel that can be attached to a regular bike. That wheel, equipped with a motor, batteries, sensors and wireless connectivity, transforms the bike into a smart bike that multiplies pedal power and even measures the rider’s heart rate and monitors potholes. “The experience is very natural,” claims Assaf Biderman, associate director of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab, which developed…
Snippets  Ebola death toll approaching 7,000 – WHO Almost 7,000 people have died from the Ebola virus in West Africa, according to new data released from the World Health Organization, AFP reported. According to the UN health agency, of the 16,169 people infected with the deadly virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, 6,928 have perished. The latest figures are about 1,200 more deaths than reported on Wednesday, which AFP attributed to possible "unreported cases."
Moldova heads to the polls in crucial Russia-EU contested election Moldova is heading to the polls for parliamentary elections on Sunday, which will show the degree of public support for the current government EU-integration stance. About 3.22 million people are eligible to cast their ballots to elect 101 parliament members. At least 1978 polling stations have been opened. In total, the Central Electoral Commission has registered 26 entities running for the seats – twenty-one political parties, on…
 · Nov 27 Heartfelt thanks to PM and his team for approving 2nd phase of Sabarmati River Conservation Project worth Rs 444.44 crores 0 replies155 retweets184 favoritesReply Retweet155 Favorite184
Narmada Bachao                          Manav Bachao Narmada Bachao Andolan Join us ! Dharna at Jantar Mantar December 1, 2014 Against Permission to Raise Height of Sardar Sarovar Dam Permission for Resulting Massive Submergence Denial of Justice for 2.5 Lakh People Incomplete R&R in Narmada Valley No Comprehensive Review of Social, Economic and Environmental Cost Benefit of the Project Hundreds from Narmada Valley to converge at Jantar Mantar on December 1st at 10am andjoin Massive Demonstration of Movements from Across Country on December 2. Stand with us in demanding justice for farmers, workers, fisherfolks, potters of the Narmada Valley. See background here: http://www.napm-india.org/content/sardar-sarovar-dam-height-raised-violation-law-non-compliance-nwdt-award-and-sc-2000-order For more details contact: 9958797409, 9958660556
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Researchers find Nehru’s birth mystery of Mathura connection, which is lost in oblivion. 125th birth anniversary invites research and quarries. Biography writers also missed this chapter of Mathura, The flagbearer of world peace, architect of the nation and the first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru although enjoyed hundreds of the books on his personality and contributions in many fields at national and international level but unfortunately not even a single one could reveal the facts belonging to religious rituals performed by his father Pandit Motilal Nehru at Mathura with a desire to have a son. The mystery was revealed by Dr. S. C. Sharma in a meeting held at Vishram Ghat in Mathura to celebrate children’s day under the aegis of Dr. R. C. Sharma Memorial Research & Welfare Institute. Dr. Sharma, the researcher  told that when Pandit Motilal Nehru had been wandering with the grief of  not having the son, he performed religious…