Sunday, 3 June 2012

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Bihar News, Latest News from Bihar, News of Bihar, Biharprabha News

Dhoni to serve Indian Army post retirement from Cricket

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 11:28 AM PDT

Lt Colonel DhoniAfter Leading Team India, MS Dhoni would be leading Indian Army as an Officer. Dhoni, who already has a rank of Lt. Colonel has expressed his desire to serve the Army post Retirement from First Class Cricket.

On his maiden visit to the Kashmir Valley, he visited the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district where he interacted with soldiers and local youth. He also expressed his desire to serve the force after his playing days are over.

Dhoni is an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army.

After his arrival at Srinagar airport, he flew in a military helicopter to the forward border outpost of Kaman in the border town of Uri where he interacted with the troops deployed and also posed for a photo opportunity with the soldiers.

On arrival in Baramulla town, he interacted with the troops of the Baramulla garrison at the Thimayya Hall and thanked the army for keeping the country secure.

In Baramulla, Dhoni met the youth of the valley who had participated in the Kashmir Premier League. He also interacted with media persons.

“Not only cricket, but all sports can usher in peace in the Valley. There is a lot of cricketing talent in the Valley. The local cricket players need to come forward and hone their talent,” Dhoni told reporters in Baramulla.

He said Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir had enough potential to shoulder the captain’s responsibilities.

Dhoni wished Sachin Tendulkar success in his new role as a parliamentarian.

Dhoni will move back to Srinagar Monday where he will interact with officers of the Chinar corps, troops of the territorial army and patients at the army’s base hospital.

He will return to Delhi Monday afternoon, a defence spokesperson said.

Full analysis of Day Long Fast of Team Anna and Baba Ramdev on June 3

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 11:02 AM PDT

Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev

All is not well between Team Anna and Baba Ramdev.

First Joint Fast by raft Crusader Anna Hazare and Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev didnot meet up its expectation. The difference between the two camps popped out frequently putting a question mark over the future of such alliances and the future of a strong Anti-Corruption Struggle.

The show at Jantar Mantar seemed more like a Ramdev show. ‘Anna caps’ were missing, as were reverberations of Anna Hazare slogans. An array of life-size posters of Ramdev could be seen at the venue. Pictures of Rajbala, a 51-year-old woman who died after being injured during the alleged police action on Ramdev supporters at the Ramlila ground agitation last year, were on display.

The issues raised by tow social scions are different: While Team Anna is pressing for a strong Lokpal bill, Baba Ramdev is vouching for bringing back the Black Money.

This together with personal differences was amplified in today’s fast and Arvind Kejriwal, a prominent member of  Team Anna, walked out of the show.

Kejriwal walked out of the event after Ramdev snubbed him for taking names of specific politicians for their alleged involvement in corruption.

Later on, Ramdev tried to paper over differences, saying there could be two ways of putting the same point across. At the end of the day-long fast, Ramdev asserted that they would return again on Aug 9 to launch a larger movement against corruption.

The day-long fast by Ramdev and Hazare was called to mark one year of Ramdev’s last agitation at Ramlila ground, from where he was arrested in the middle of the night between June 3 and 4 last year.

Addressing the huge crowd on a hot and sweltering day, Ramdev reiterated that the government bring back all black money stashed in foreign banks. He said while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was honest, he targeted him for inaction over widespread corruption in his government.

“The prime minister said that ‘I am honest’, but the country does not see you as an individual,” said Ramdev. “The nation respects you for being an honest individual, but you should also be honest politically. The country sees you as the person holding the highest constitutional post. Your personal honesty is not enough… Keep your cabinet honest,” he said.

Kejriwal took the attack a notch further, saying that parliament would never pass the Lokpal bill as long as “MPs like Lalu Prasad, A. Raja and Suresh Kalmadi were present“.

Kejriwal also made a direct attack on the prime minister saying coal block allocations were made to “underwear makers, cassette makers, gutka (tobacco makers)” when the prime minister was looking after the ministry between 2006 and 2009.

This direct attack prompted Ramdev to snub Kejriwal for naming specific politicians.

“…Today, we thought that we will not take anybody’s name. But Arvind took the names,” Ramdev said after Kejriwal had finished his speech, adding that it would attract “unnecessary controversy”.

Kejriwal left the venue soon after being snubbed. He, however, tweeted later that he left because he was not well.

Ramdev later tried to paper over the differences. “We had decided on the protocol of not taking names of individuals so that the focus is not diverted from main issues of corruption and black money,” Ramdev told people at Jantar Mantar in the evening.

“But there could be two ways of putting the same point,” said Ramdev playing down differences with Kejriwal.


Rishabh Jain Tops AIPMT 2012 Examination

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 09:43 AM PDT

AIPMT 2012 Results have been declared few days back. Although there has not been any official delcaration of the Toppers of the Examination, Claims made by various Institutes have revealed some of the toppers. Below we present a partial list of Toppers with associated Coaching Institutes, if any.

  • Rank 1 –  Rishabh Jain (Mission PMT )
  • Rank -  Aishwarya Rathod (Allen kota)
  • Rank 3-  Shitij Cahudhary (Helix Institute)
  • Rank 4- Ebin K Sebastian (Brilliant Study Center)
  • Rank - Rahul Nema
  • Rank 6- Aditya Gupta (Aakash Institute)
  • Rank 7 - Archana Sasi (Aakash Institute)
  • Rank 8 - Aditya Mehta (Allen Kota)
  • Rank 9 -  Arushi Rai  (Aakash Institute)
  • Rank 10- Nimmy Joy

We could stumble upon the Interview of AIR 9 Arushi  Rai who was a regular student of Aakash Institute, Janakpuri Center New Delhi

Businessmen push for mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 07:31 AM PDT

Corporate India is pushing up to make Corporate Social Responsibility  mandatory for All Companies. It  foresees the need of one immediately to push Indian industry into more vigorous philanthropy in the social sector

Sitaram Jindal had set up his charitable trust as early as in 1969 is harbinger to this Message

The idea of legislation for corporate houses to make charity mandatory might sound pushy, but veteran industry warhorse Sitaram Jindal, who set up his charitable trust as early as in 1969, foresees the need of one immediately to push Indian industry into more vigorous philanthropy in the social sector.

“The domestic corporate sector can work wonders for the social sector in the country, but they need to be pushed by the government through legislation,” Jindal, who heads the Sitaram Jindal Foundation, told IANS in an interview.

The suggestion – which is at the heart of a debate over the need for compulsory corporate social responsibility (CSR) – makes sense in the hype around Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose charity foundation is making deeper inroads in India.

The Gates media blitz has virtually edged homegrown corporates to a corner as their corporate social initiatives are rarely spoken about in the media.

“I have written to the prime minister several times but no follow-up action has been taken despite a meeting of corporate organisations a few years ago. The government must take it seriously and make CSR mandatory…,” Jindal said.

Philanthropy is not a corporate compulsion now, the octogenarian said when asked about the relevance of a legal mechanism. “Hence the corporate houses will not listen to advice unless it is in our interest. Only a law can force charity on them.”

Jindal is modest about his philanthropic efforts: “I don’t claim to be a pioneer and I don’t want to beat my drums. I work in my own small way… I am driven by the feeling that I am duty-bound to discharge my social responsibility to society that has given me so much,” he said.

The industry magnate, whose family owns stakes in minerals, steel and power, spends his time in charity, promoting natural healthcare, organic food, rural welfare, education and providing platforms to committed social development workers.

Jindal, along with industry captains like the Birla, Tata, Goenka, Jain and Godrej groups, forms the backbone of the country’s corporate philanthropy.

He describes corporate philanthropy as a tradition that is in tandem with the Indian ethos of altruism.

“Our country must get help from the rich. We business people are businessmen by nature and we can spend money where we can get returns… But business people are never satisfied with what they have,” Jindal observed, quoting 16th century Roman stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

“Seneca had said the most grievous kind of destitution is to want in the midst of wealth… I have huge wealth and I still want money by hook or by crook. I never think of sharing it,” he said.

The country has nearly 350 million people who are living below the poverty line after 65 years of independence. “Who can eradicate this poverty?”

“If the business people and industrialists spend three percent of their income, they can do wonders for the government,” he said.

“The government must make it mandatory for business houses to adopt at least one to 100 villages depending on their size and profitability. The country has 500,000 villages and more than 500,000 industries in profit…,” said the philanthropist, a native of Hisar in Haryana.

Jindal has adopted 117 villages in Karnataka – where most of his projects are located – through his foundation.

In 2011, the Sitaram Jindal Foundation introduced an annual award and honoured 27 social workers with a total prize money Rs.7.30 crore. It hopes to expand the scope of the prize.

“I am supporting the Anna Hazare movement. Corruption has become a cancerous disease and requires surgery followed by chemotherapy…,” Jindal said.

Air India introduces Electronic crew management system

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 05:36 AM PDT

Air IndiaAir India has introduced Electronic crew management system to stop manipulations in the allocation of flight duties to employees.

The airline resorted to the electronic roaster system from Friday following directions of Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh.

The new system will ensure high levels of safety of operation, meet regulatory requirements, optimise crew utilisation and achieve crew satisfaction,” said a ministry statement.

“It (system) will also manage and control crew duty time, leave and sicknesses and provide a firm plan of operation to management and crew.”

IANS had first reported on May 18 on the impending changes in the information technology (IT) system of the airline to be made to replace the old manual system which was prone to manipulations.

The new system has been made operational for the cockpit crew in the first phase. It will be applied on the cabin crew and the support staff from the second half of June.

Aamir thanks Deepak Negi for his video response to Satyamev Jayate.

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 04:46 AM PDT

aamir khanSatyamev Jayate Anchor Aamir Khan was overwhelmed when Deeepak Nagi posted a beautiful message of hope as a response to the female foeticide episode of Satyamev Jayate.

In response Aamir posted a Video Message thanking Deepak and welcomed more such initiatives.

Aamir says that he is touched by his response and wish of having a daughter as his firstborn. Even if one girl is saved because of SMJ, he says the purpose is achieved.

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Aamir also requests for more such responses from viewers and expresses his joy that people are taking the cause further by spreading the message.



Rowdy Rathore becomes third Largest Opening Day Earner of all Time

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 04:31 AM PDT

akshay kumar rowdy rathoreAkshay Kumar-starrer  Rowdy Rathore  has become third Largest Opening Day Earner of all Time. The film has earned Rs.15.10 crore on the opening day, making it below only to Agneepath and Bodyguard. It also happens to be the biggest non-holiday opening of all time.

“Agneepath” and “Bodyguard” earned Rs.25 crore and Rs.22 crore on the first day of their release, respectively.

Directed by Prabhu Deva and co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala, “Rowdy Rathore” marks the comeback of Akshay Kumar in a full-fledged action role after seven years. Made at a budget of Rs.45 crore, the film opened across 3,169 screens Friday.

“We are thrilled with the incredible opening day collections of ‘Rowdy Rathore’ across the length and breadth of India. It has notched up the third biggest opening day of all time and the biggest non-holiday opening day of all time,” Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director, Disney UTV Motion Picture, said in statement.

“It is also Akshay’s biggest opening day ever. All of us – UTV, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Akshay, Sonakshi and of course Prabhu Deva are immensely thankful to audiences for helping this film to rewrite box office history,” he added.

While centres like Kanpur, Nagpur, Indore, Jaipur, Udaipur and Lucknow have recorded 85 percent average collections in single screens, multiplexes too have shown encouraging occupancy.

“The first day response to the film is phenomenal. We have had 82 percent occupancy, which normally doesn’t happen on Fridays. We expect a record number of occupancy over two days,” Gautam Datta, COO, PVR Cinemas, told IANS.

“It is a very entertaining film, a typical Akshay Kumar film. The best part is we can see families coming to watch the film. It doesn’t cater to a specific audience,” he added.

Piyush Raizada of Delight Cinemas of Delhi also says all their shows are going house-full.

“‘Rowdy Rathore’ is a complete masala movie. People are really liking the film as it is for the masses. You get a natural smile on your face when you see it. Our shows are going house-full and the film is likely to pick up with word of mouth publicity,” Raizada told IANS.

Amitabh takes on Media for Moti B remarks

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 02:27 AM PDT

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose daughter-in-law actress Aishwarya Rai has recently found herself in the midst of media attention due to her post-pregnancy weight, says he is amazed by the worldwide interest in celebrity lifestyle.

He rues how celebrities have to carry a smile on their face even in the worst times.

“Celebrity interest is not just an Indian phenomenon, it is worldwide too. If you are celebrity, this is the cross you shall perforce have to carry with a smile. Do no wrong and you shall be safe, but be prepared for the worst even when a small wrong has been done,” Amitabh wrote on his blog

“Celebrities are not some outer world aliens, they are as human as you and me. Mistakes and errors will be made and shall be highlighted. The courage and strength to continuously face it, is what counts. Some do a marvellous job, others succumb. Some make light of it, others get affected,” he added.

The 69-year-old says while some are able to cope, others succumb to constant media scrutiny.

“Each has his or her own way of dealing with it. But this must be remembered. Printed in black and white and seen now in colour on screens of idiot boxes, is a record for posterity and eternal. Whether it is right or wrong is not the issue,” he said.

“What has been registered is registered for life and beyond too. Those that still live have opportunity to bear and deal with it as should they would. Those that have left us for heavenly abode, are not present today to defend or clarify an accusation or an opinion they may have disagreed with,” he added.

Vishwanathan Anand receives grand Welcome back in India

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 01:21 AM PDT

Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand Saturday returned his Hometown Chennai from Moscow to a grand welcome.

“I thank all those who came to receive me. I am very happy,” said Anand, 42.

His wife Aruna Anand, who too returned with him, said: “I am feeling so happy. It was a tense match, Anand played the tie-breaker really well. We are looking forward to meeting our son Akhil.”

The world champion was received by his family members, friends, fans and chess association officials at the airport.

He thanked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for her gesture of announcing Rs.2 crore cash award on his winning the world title for the fifth time by beating his Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the tie-breaker in Moscow Wednesday.

The government and the chess Federation officials also came to airport for the . Additional secretary Rajkumar and member secretary, Sports Vijay Kumar received Anand on behalf of the state government.

“I am very happy that so many people have come here to greet me and honour me,” Anand after arriving here from Moscow. “I express my grateful thanks to madam (CM) Jayalalitha. They recognised my victory for a cash award of Rs 2 crore. I am happy that chess has been introduced in the schools. I am sure, more champions will grow now. “I have sought a meeting with the CM and hopefully it will happen soon,” he said


Bindeshwar Pathak asks Bill Gates to adopt Sulabh Model

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 01:17 AM PDT

Sulabh International Founder Bindeshwar Pathak has asked Microsoft founder Bill Gates to adopt his NGO’s model to build low-cost toilets in Asia, Africa and Latin America to put an end to open defecation.

“Till better designs come up, implementation of the two designs for individual household toilets and community toilets for disposal of human waste developed by Sulabh International will realise the wishes of Mr. Gates to a large extent,” a Sulabh statement quoting Pathak said.

Pathak’s remarks at a function at New Delhi came after Gates, during a trip to India last week, spoke about providing such toilets to millions in India, the statement said.

Pathak said Sulabh toilets used just a litre water for flushing rather than 10 needed in conventional toilets. He said Sulabh’s designs should be adopted on a wider scale because the toilets satisfied the criteria of a design which was culturally acceptable and affordable.

The designs have already been accepted many countries of Africa and in Afghanistan, he said.

He said Sulabh maintained nearly 8,000 public toilets for community use. Some of them were attached to human excreta-based biogas plant and the Sulabh Effluent Technology device.

The device treated effluents emanating from public toilets and make them colourless, odourless and pathogen-free, he said.

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