- Mango Fest at Delhi showcases over 600 varieties of Mangoes
- Time Magazine questions Manmohan Ability to put economy on track
- Yannick Nihangaza Case, Key Accused Romi Uppal Arrested
- Salient Features of National Urban Health Mission
- Aamir Khan to promote Generic Medicine and Drugs in Bihar
- Roger Federor clinches his 7th Wimbledon Men’s Single Title
- Kolkata School Girl made to drink her Urine as Punishment
- Yannick Nihangaza’s Father complains against Lovely Professional University
- How to Remove DNS Changer Virus from Your Computer ?
- Police Arrests man who dug death Trap for Gurgaon Girl Mahi
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 06:30 PM PDT
It was a feast to remember for Delhi’s mango-lovers who got a taste of their favourites from 600 varieties of the “maharaja” of fruits at the three-day Mango Festival that ended at New Delhi Sunday.
With varieties such as “kela”, “elaichi”, “rasgulla” on offer, the festival at Dilli Haat, Pitam Pura, saw participation from 17 traditional growers of mangoes including Central Institute for Sub-Tropical Horticulture, Mustafa Orchards and Purkazi.
“We have displayed about 250 varieties of mangoes out of which only 5 to 6 types are for commercial use and the other 142 types are for the research purposes,” P.K. Saxena, from the Horticulture Experiment and Training Centre in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, told IANS.
“Rajeev, Saurabh and and Gaurav are the three variety of mangoes that can only be found in Saharanpur,” Saxena added.
The festival also displayed myriad varieties like “Sirki”, “Kensington”, “Amrapali”, “Mallika Fazli” and many more.
Rohit Kumar, who visited the mango festival with his family, said: “I never knew India had so many kinds of mangoes. I was amazed by how different these were from each other, though they looked similar from the naked eyes.”
The mangoes were displayed in three different halls and many of them were on sale as well. Other products made from the fruit like mango squash, and pickles were also on sale.
“The price of the mango depends on the production and this year the production hasn’t been great. So the prices are sightly higher varying from Rs.20 per gg for the Dashehri mango to Rs.60 per kg for the hybrid Mallika,” a stall owner said.
Other features of the fest were a mango-eating competition, mango quizzes and a mango slogan writing competition.
The festival was organised by Delhi government’s tourism department, Incredible India, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority and National Horticulture Board.
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 05:30 PM PDT
World Famous Time Magazine has questioned Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Ability to put Indian economy back on track since he has taken over the portfolio of Finance Minister.
Time magazine asks whether the architect of 1991 economic reforms can rouse himself and put India back on the high growth path.
“Narrowing the gap between heightened expectations and the nation capacity to deliver, should be a job for the man who launched those expectations 21 years ago with such oratorical flourish,” Time says in the cover story of its Asia edition.
“India can only wait to see if Singh can rouse himself, let alone prevail or overcome,” wonders the cover story of the July 16 issue with the blurb: “The Underachiever. India needs a reboot. Is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh up to the job?”
Tracing Manmohan Singh journey to the top from his remote farming village in Gah, now in northeast Pakistan, the magazine suggests that the 79-year-old prime minister today appears “unwilling to stick his neck out” on reforms that will put the country back on the growth path.
“Last quarter, India’s GDP growth fell to a nine-year low of 5.3 percent, a steep drop from 9.2 percent the same period last year and a worrying turn for a country that needs to stay on a high growth path to pull hundreds of millions out of poverty,” the magazine noted.
“With the rupee hitting record lows, a yawning fiscal deficit and a lack of economic direction from the government’s top brass, investors at home and abroad are beginning to get cold feet,” Time said.
Voters too are losing confidence, as rising inflation and a litany of scandals chip away at the government’s credibility, it said, citing a recent national poll suggesting that 66 percent of urbanites believed Singh and his coalition had lost the right to govern.
“How has India’s technocrat-in-chief fallen so far from grace,” wondered Time magazine, noting that during his first term, India’s economy reached a clip of 9.6 percent growth.
“Singh’s coalition passed laws to guarantee the right of rural Indians to work while improving civic rights and political transparency. In 2009, when the government was re-elected, the headlines trumpeted: SINGH IS KING!”
Asking whether Manmohan Singh was “Asleep at the Wheel”, Time said: “Business-friendly laws that could spur growth to offset that spending are languishing, and industry is struggling.”
Industry leaders are demanding a host of bold reforms, such as an end to expensive subsidies, deregulation of diesel prices and resumption of a law to allow multibrand retailers like Walmart into India, it noted.
Time suggested that “Singh has joined the public soul searching belatedly, and the electorate will let him know what it thinks of his performance in general elections scheduled for 2014″.
Meantime, other players in the Congress, most notably Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son, are positioning themselves to take Singh’s place, the magazine said.
“The opposition BJP is also working out its internal power struggles and choosing a front man who can take the government back,” it said.
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 04:30 PM PDT
Romi Uppal, the son of son of Punjab Superintendent of Police Dharam Singh Uppal and a key accused in the case of attack on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, has been remanded to two days police custody. Romi was produced at Jalandhar in a court which sent him to two days police custody.
Uppal, son of Punjab Superintendent of Police Dharam Singh Uppal, had surrendered before police yesterday. However another accused in the case Amandeep Singh was still at large. Police had earlier arrested Sahil Deep Singh and another accused Sumeet in the case.
Meanwhile, Yannick’s family today said that they have got partial relief as three persons have been arrested by Punjab police and the state government has come to their help after the media highlighted their plight. They, however, attributed the help as “too little too late”.
Yannick’s cousin brother Deogratias said here that “It’s been 79 days. A police officer is supposed to protect people, not to harbour a criminal. There are other criminals, they have to be arrested”.
“And the police officer father has also to be asked why he has chosen to obstruct justice. He’s chosen to harbour a killer. It doesn’t matter whether it’s his son or not. Right now we are meeting with some officials. They are saying we have to transfer Yannick to PGI,” Deogratias said.
He said that fourfive people are still at large as there were about 10 people who attacked Yannick Nihangaza on April 21 and he continued to be in a state of coma for the last two months.
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 03:30 PM PDT
Indian Health Ministry has proposed a new National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) on the lines of the NRHM in order to focus on the health challenges in towns and cities.
Of the 370 million urban dwellers, over 100 million are estimated to live in slums and face multiple health challenges on the fronts of sanitation, communicable and non communicable diseases. NUHM seeks to improve the health status particularly of slum dwellers and other disadvantaged sections by ensuring equitable access to quality health care through a revamped public health system.
The National Family Health Survey-3 revealed that under-five mortality rate was 73 for every 1000 live births among the urban poor as against 48 among other city residents. Another estimate showed that one in 10 children born in the slums did not see their fifth birthday while less than half were immunised. Of the 2.25 million annual births among urban poor, more than 50 per cent were home based. Nutrition levels of urban poor children are also alarmingly low with 54 percent under five children estimated stunted and 47 per cent underweight. About two-thirds of the urban poor households have no toilets and 40 per cent lack water supply.
NUHM will be launched with focus on slums and other urban poor. At the State level, besides the State Health Mission and State Health Society and Directorate, there would be a State Urban Health Programme Committee.
At the district level, similarly there would be a District Urban Health Committee and at the city level, a Health and Sanitation Planning Committee.
At the ward slum level, there will be a Slum Cluster Health and Water and Sanitation Committee.
For promoting public health and cleanliness in urban slums, the Eleventh Five Year Plan will also encompass experiences of civil society organizations (CSO) working in urban slum clusters. It will seek to build a bridge of NGO–GO partnership and develop community level monitoring of resources and their rightful use. NUHM would ensure the following:
• Resources for addressing the health problems in urban areas, especially among urban poor.
NUHM would cover all cities with a population of more than 100000. It would cover slum dwellers; other marginalized urban dwellers like rickshaw pullers, street vendors, railway and bus station coolies, homeless people, street children, construction site workers, who may be in slums or on sites.
The existing Urban Health Posts and Urban Family Welfare Centres would continue under NUHM. They will be marked on a map and classified as the Urban Health Centres on the basis of their current population coverage. All the existing human resources will then be suitably reorganized and rationalized. These centres will also be considered for upgradation.
Inter-sectoral coordination mechanism and convergence will be planned between the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and the NUHM.
The main features of the Mission include city-specific planning based on the spatial mapping of slums and slum-like habitations to cover urban poor and use of the available resources and partnering with private providers to fill public health delivery gaps.
The Mission envisages USHAs and Mahila Arogya Samitis to improve access of urban poor to public and private health services. Although proposed for launch in the 11th Plan period, the NUHM remained delayed on account of bureaucratic hassles. The Mission would help improve the health indicators of urban poor.
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 03:00 PM PDT
“I have requested Aamir Khan to lead a campaign to help the Bihar government create awareness about generic drugs and popularise it,” said Ashwani Kumar Choubey, the state’s Health Minister.
Choubey said the government would make official announcement about the campaign after receiving a confirmation from Aamir.
“We hope that sensitive actor Aamir Khan will accept our request to lead a campaign for popularising generic drugs in Bihar,” Choubey said.
He feels Aamir’s association would help the government to reach common people and educate them about the importance and utility of cost-effective generic drugs.
The state government had decided to provide generic medicines in all the government hospitals and health centres, but the policy was yet to be implemented, said Chaubey.
He said, last year, the government ordered the supply of only a generic medicine to health centres for free distribution among patients.
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 10:59 AM PDT
Roger Federer, playing in his eighth Wimbledon final and 24th Grand Slam championship match, won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to join Pete Sampras and William Renshaw as a seven-time champion.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion excelled once the roof was closed early in the third set, giving Murray little chance to end Britain’s 76-year wait for a homegrown champion.
Federer is now 17-7 in Grand Slam finals, including 7-1 at Wimbledon. Murray dropped to 0-4 in major finals, with three of those losses coming against Federer.
With this win, the Swiss great also regained the world number one ranking.
The last British man to win the Wimbledon title was Fred Perry in 1936.
Sunday’s match was the first Wimbledon singles final to be played with the roof closed. The roof was first used at the All England Club in 2009
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 09:58 AM PDT
A Girl in Visva-Bharati University’s Patha Bhavan school in Kolkata West Bengal was forced to drink her Urine as Punishment of Bed Wetting in Hostel. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has termed the incident “barbaric”. A four member fact-finding committee has been constituted to look into the matter.
“We have received a complaint that a class 5 residential student of the Patha Bhavan was allegedly made to drink her urine as a punishment. A four member fact finding committee headed by former dean of students welfare, Aruna Mukherjee has been set up to look into the matter and submit its report to the vice chancellor of the University,” a university spokesman told IANS.
The incident happened Saturday evening when the warden of Karabi hostel, Uma Poddar, while on an inspection found Punita guilty of bedwetting. She allegedly then made the girl drink her urine as a punishment.
After the girl told her mother about the ordeal, her parents and several other people stormed the hostel premises and allegedly manhandled Poddar.
The girl’s mother has also lodged a complaint against Poddar at the Bolpur police station in Birbhum district, some 160 km from state capital Kolkata.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has condemned the incident as “barbaric”.
“It is absolutely barbaric. Not even animals can do this,” an outraged Shantha Sinha, the NCPCR chairperson told IANS Sunday.
“We will ensure that the guilty are punished at the earliest,” she added.
NCPCR has also sought a report from the University.
Visva-Bharati was founded by India’s first Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and in his own words, the institution “acknowledges India’s obligation to offer to others the hospitality of her best culture and India’s right to accept from others their best”.
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 09:32 AM PDT
The father of Yannick Nihangaza, the African youth who is in coma for over two months at a hospital here after being beaten up in a Punjab city, has complained to Patiala deputy commissioner that Lovely Professional University where his son studied had refused to help him.
Nestor Ntibateganya, a Burundian national, said in his complaint that the university authorities, who had assured to take care of all African students coming to study at the campus near Jalandhar, had shunned their responsibility when he sought help for his son’s treatment and to get the attackers arrested.
The university campus, located near Jalandhar city, is 150 km from state capital Chandigarh.
Lovely Professional University (LPU) is a leading private university where many Africans and students from other nationalities study.
Nestor said LPU authorities failed to do anything for his injured son.
Patiala Deputy Commissioner G.K. Singh said he had received the complaint against the university and would forward it to higher authorities in Chandigarh.
He said LPU had not even informed the Patiala administration about the student’s condition and his treatment at the private Columbia Asia Hospital.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had Friday announced immediate cash assistance of Rs.500,000 for Yannick.
Yannick suffered irreversible brain damage after he was mercilessly beaten up and stoned by some youths in Jalandhar April 21.
One of the attackers, Romi Uppal, is the son of a senior Punjab Police officer. He was absconding for over two months and surrendered Saturday after media reported Yannicka’s story.
Two other youths, Bunny Ralhan and Sahildeep, were arrested earlier. Uppal was Sunday remanded to police custody for two days by a Jalandhar court.
Doctors here have said that chances of Yannick’s recovery are remote even though plans are afoot to shift him to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh for treatment.
Yannick, who was pursuing a B.Sc. degree in computers, was attacked after an argument with some youth outside a liquor shop close to his rented accommodation, police said.
His father, who arrived in India April 29 after being told about his son’s condition, brought him to Patiala for treatment.
Nestor Sunday thanked the chief minister for the financial assistance.
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 08:53 AM PDT
We demontrated what is DNS Changer Virus/ Malware and How to determine if your Computer is infected to DNS Changer Malware, it is the time to demonstrate how to Fix a Computer affected with DNS Changer Malware.
If you donot know Technicalities of the matter, its advisable not to proceed but call an expert and get it fixed. However, if you understand what you are doing then you can definitely go ahead
Step 1 The first thing you want to do is make a backup of all of your important files. You might go to a computer store or shop online for a portable hard drive and copy all of your files onto that drive.
Step 2 Either you or a computer professional that you rely upon and trust should follow the "self help" malware clean up guides listed below. The goal is to remove the malware and recover your PC from the control of the criminals that distributed it. If you were already thinking of upgrading to a new computer, now may be a good time to make the switch.
Step 3 Once you have a clean PC, follow instructions for ensuring that your DNS settings are correct. If you're not using a new PC, you'll want to check that your computer's DNS settings are not still using the DNS Changer DNS servers. We hope to have some of our own instructions soon. Until then, the instructions and screen shots found in step 2 at http://opendns.com/dns-changer are quite good if you want to manually set your DNS settings. You also have the option to return to using your ISP-provided automatic settings by choosing the "automatically" option (Windows) or deleting any DNS servers listed (MacOS).
Step 4 After you have fixed your computer, you will want to look at any home router you're using and make sure they automatically use DNS settings provided by the ISP. We'll have a document for this soon.
Step 5 Changing DNS is only one of the functions of the malware kits. The malware could have been used for capturing keystrokes or acting as a proxy for traffic to sensitive sites like bank accounts or social media. It would be a good idea to check your bank statements and credit reports as well as change passwords on any online accounts especially saved passwords from your applications or web browsers.
How can you fix, remove, and recover from a DNS Changer Violation?
Please take immediate steps to safe guard your computer and data if any of the test indicate that you might be violated with DNS Changer. If the Check-Up Site indicates that you are affected then either follow the instructions on that site or run one of the following free tools listed below to remove DNSChanger and related threats:
How can I use these tools to clean my computer?
Each of these tools has instructions for their use. BUT, the best recommendation is to use one of the proven "self help" malware clean up guides – using several tools to insure you clean all the infections from your computer. Most malware will disable your software and anti-virus updates. The procedures below address that problem, using several tools to remove the blocks, remove the malware, and then update your computer.
Posted: 08 Jul 2012 08:12 AM PDT
Rohtash Tayal, who dug the borewell in Haryana into which four-year-old girl Mahi fell and died, was arrested and sent to judicial custody for 14 days, an official said Sunday.
Mahi slipped into the 70 feet deep and narrow borewell in Kasan village near Manesar while playing with her friends June 20 night.
The distraught father, Neeraj Upadhyay, was living with her wife, daughter Mahi and a younger son in a house owned by Tayal, a resident of New Delhi’s Najafgarh area.
Tayal had dug the borewell outside his gate where Mahi lived. After coming across rocky surface, he left it uncovered in the second week of June.
He was booked under sections 304 (part 2) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code, police said.
Mahi was trapped in the borewell for more than 86 hours and died June 24.
After the district and the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed his bail applications, he surrendered.
On Sunday, he was produced before Judicial Magistrate Sachin Yadav who sent him to jail for 14 days.
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