Wednesday, 1 August 2012

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

Worldwide IIT Alumni to meet in Kolkata this December

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 06:30 PM PDT

Over 3,000 delegates, including policy makers, consultants and planners from both the public and the private sectors would participate in the three-day annual meeting of the global association of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumni starting Dec 7 here.

More than 1,000 overseas participants from the US, Britain, Canada, the Middle East, Singapore and Australia are expected to congregate during the event – christened PanIIT – being held in Kolkata for the first time.

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy and Tata Steel Managing Director H.M. Nerurkar, among others, are expected to address the conference. The chief ministers of Goa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand will also be present.

ITC chairman Y.C.Deveshwar, who is the mentor of PanIIT Global Conference 2012, said it would be a great opportunity for the industry-hungry West Bengal to showcase Kolkata.

Asked whether he felt the government should exploit the opportunity to attract investments, Deveshwar said: “I should imagine. That is my view like I wish all of us should.”

“The people, who are coming from outside, are in the position to influence and that is how you make your pitch. I suppose that since people are coming here and will be spending three days here, it is a big opportunity,” he added.

Sandipan Chakravortty, chairman of the conference, said, “First time the conference will take place in Kolkata. This time it was a natural choice.”

This time the conference will focus on “Resurgence of East”, Chakravortty, the managing director of Tata Steel Processing And Distribution Ltd, said.

Government permits Pakistan Firms to invest in India

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 05:30 PM PDT

In a major confidence-building step that will boost economic ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours and accelerate the pace of regional integration, India Wednesday announced changes in its long-standing regulations to allow investments by Pakistani firms and individuals.

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) issued a circular making changes in the Consolidated FDI Policy to allow investments from the neighbouring country.

“The government of India has reviewed the policy and decided to permit a citizen of Pakistan or an entity incorporated in Pakistan to make investments in India, under the government route, in sectors/activities other than defence, space and atomic energy,” said an official notification issued by the DIPP.

Pakistani investments are allowed with immediate effect, it said.

All investment proposals must be routed through the Indian government.

The clearance of Pakistani investments has created a positive tone for the forthcoming visit of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to Islamabad next month and comes despite the lack of adequate action by Pakistan against the 26/11 terrorists.

Pakistan was the only country in the negative list under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), which forbids investing in India. Sri Lanka was removed from the list in 2006 and Bangladesh in 2007.

The decision to allow foreign investments from Pakistan follows a roadmap chalked out by trade and industry ministers of India and Pakistan in April.

The two neighbours, who have fought three wars over territorial claims in Jammu and Kashmir and continue to differ on terror, have been following a new strategy to put economic relations at the forefront of their relations in the hope of creating a conducive atmosphere for resolving contentious issues.

The latest Indian decision reinforces Pakistan’s decision to grant this country Most Favoured Nation, setting the stage for improved economic engagement between the two countries.

Watch JISM 2 Movie with all its Video Songs

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 04:10 PM PDT

Sunny Leone in JISM 2 PhotosSunny Leone is just one day away ti make her Bollywood debut with the much hyped JISM 2. The Movie thought being an Adult Certificate is waited impatiently by Audience. The Story of Movie can be easily guessed by summing up all of its sonsg. A porn star,(Sunny Leone) is hired by a dashing intelligence officer to become a ‘Honey-trap’ for a dreaded assassin. In doing so, she not only has to confront her bitter-sweet past, but is also forced to make an impossible choice – one that will put her own life in double jeopardy.

While the movie is released, enjoy all Songs from JISM 2 below.
Song: Abhi Abhi
Singer: K.K
Composed By: Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Lyricist: Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Munish Makhija

Song: Maula
Singer: Ali Azmat
Music Director: Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Lyricist: Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Munish Makhija

Song:  Yeh Jism hai to Kya
Singer: Ali Azmat
Composed By: Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Lyricist: Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Munish Makhija

Song: Yeh Kasoor Mera Hai
Singer: Sonu kakkar
Movie: Jism 2
Music Director: Mithoon
Lyricist: Mithoon

Watch the First Looks of Raaz 3 Bollywood Movie

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 03:52 PM PDT

Raaz 3 WallpapersRaaz 3 is an upcoming Bollywood Horror Thriller casting Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta. Jacqueline Fernandes would also appear in Cameo role. The movie is produced by Mahesh Bhatt and is directed by Vikram Bhatt at a budget of Rs 37 Crores. The Movie would be released worldwide on September 3, 2012 and would be the second sequel of 2001 Movie Raaz.

The Theatrical Trailer of Raaz was released today and was confirmed by hot Bipasha Basu. The theatrical trailer will also be in theaters on August 3, 2012 with Pooja Bhatt’s Jism 2, as they are both under the Vishesh Films banner

Raaz 3 revolves around a film director (Emraan Hashmi) caught between two superstars (Bipasha and Esha Gupta). In the film, Bipasha gets so jealous of Esha’s success that she resorts to black magic to get rid of her. Emraan, who loves Esha, can do anything to save her.

In Raaz 3, Bipasha Basu plays an actress whose career is on a downfall.

“Initially, on the sets of this film, I was lost because the scenes were so intense. I did not know how to reach this character. I haven’t allowed myself to feel this way ever. But I had to let it go and finally I did,” she said.

Watch the theatrical  Trailer below


Bipasha says, "When I learnt about the concept, I decided to do it. I had no qualms. It's my movie and I should be shooting for the poster. I understand that it was required to show the film's theme in the right light. I have always been comfortable in my skin and never been conscious of my body. It was the right decision.

Seven Reasons why Team Anna’s Fast is Less Effective This Time

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 03:17 PM PDT

Anna Hazare Fasting at Jantar MantarTeam Anna has been fasting from past one week. Key Aides of Anna, Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Prashant Bhushan have been on Fast since last Tuesday but it has failed to make a precedented impact on Media or failed to arouse public sentiments like earlier.  There are many reasons for this.

1. Unlike other times, Anna Hazare didnot start fasting on his own. It was only when Government showed indifference and inaction that he was forced to take up the fast against Medical Warnings. Other Team Anna Members donot enjoy same stature as that of Anna and in no ways are a substitute to Anna

2. Media played a very passive role for the Coverage of  Team Anna’s Fast. One reason might be because of several important incidents happeing in parallel which diverted Media’s Attention. This includes London Olympics, Assam Riots and Tamil Nadu Express Fire and Power Blackout in North India.

3. People have started taking Anna Hazare and his team Lightly. The Same public sentiment doesnot flow now and many people find it ineffective in the wake of results of previous fasts

4. UPA Government is playing a suppressive Policy towards this Movement. According to some sources, many Journalists are being threatened of dire consequences if they continued to support Team Anna.

5. Opposition Parties have parted with Team Anna after their recent Critisism of BJP Led NDA Government.

6. UPA Government is busy in internal conflicts and rearrangement and it is busy preparing for upcoming polls so a les attention is levied on issues raised by Anna

7.  Government seems to remain assured that the Fast would end by August 8 as Team Anna hasnot been granted permission after that by Delhi Police.



The Biography of Sazia Ilmi, a prominent Team Anna Member

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 02:56 PM PDT

Sazia IlmiSazia Ilmi is a prominent member of Team Anna and one of the beautiful faces in the Indian Media. A Former Anchor in Star TV and  a noted  Journalist, she is now the urbane, Muslim, media-savvy face of Team Anna.

Born in 1970 to a middle class Muslim Family in Kanpur, she did her schooling from St. Mary's in Kanpur and Nainital and college from St. Bede's, Shimla.

Her Father was  the founder-editor of the oldest and largest-selling Urdu daily from Kanpur, Siyasat Jadid.

The youngest in a family of four brothers and two sisters, she was expected to marry comfortably and settle down or at best (since she was academically bright) become an IAS officer. But as she puts it, "When you have so many problems with the system, how can you become a part of it? Freedom is not economic alone, it is the freedom to make a choice and do what you want to from your heart."

She is married to an investment banker Sajid Mallik, half-Gujarati Muslim and half-Tamil Iyer, Shazia is emotionally dependent upon her extremely supportive husband.  For her famous women like Kalpana Chawla and Kiran Bedi are source of Inspiration and possibly this is the reason she joined Team Anna.Shazia Ilmi

She is the Media Face for Team Anna. Whether it is Press Briefing or Television Debates it is Sazia who plays a prominent role.  Being on TV is Ilmi’s core competence. She has done it for 15 years, as political correspondent and news anchor. Sometime in 2010, she contracted a condition prevalent among working journalists of a certain vintage—a crisis of purpose. “I was done with mouthing inanities night after night,” Ilmi says.

She also plays her familiarity with Delhi’s media and political class to Team Anna’s advantage. Many decision makers in TV newsrooms are friends, former colleagues, or were fellow beat reporters. “I understand how the system works. And I know the media well. I have seen all the power broking and the wheeling-dealing,” she says.

Recently she was  nominated to be part of a media contingent travelling with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Mexico and Brazil but the proposal was withdrawn amid opposition from her brother.


Patna to have North India’s First Monorail Service

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 02:13 PM PDT

Patna MonorailBihar Government is planning to start Monorail Service in Patna as an alternative to Metro Trains. Monorails are cheaper to construct and require less space.   Bihar Government  has started drafting a proposal for Monorail Service and tenders would soon be floated.

Bihar Urban Development Department  has asked the Railway Infrastructure Technical and Economic Service to submit report of the survey conducted to assess the viability of the project last year.

Bihar minister for Urban Development Prem Kumar said a decision to invite tenders to prepare a DPR of the project would be taken after studying the survey reports, prepared by RITES (railway infrastructure technical and economic service).

Monorail is an urban transport system where elevated tracks are raised to run small trains to ferry commuters from one part of the city to another. Construction cost of this mode of transportation is less than metro rail, as it runs on a single line and consumes less space.

The proposal to run a monorail in Patna was mooted during Lalu Prasad’s tenure as railway minister as the latter was impressed by the urban transport system during his visits to various countries.

Meanwhile, officials in the East Central Railway maintained, that the project could take off only when the state government takes necessary decisions to acquire land – a key point to raise elevated tracks.

Among others,  Mumbai has completed the Construction of its First Phase of Monorail Service and the daily service would start in December 2012. Additionally Bangalore and Trivandrum are also planning to setup a Monorail Service.

monorail is a rail-based transportation system based on a single rail, which acts as its sole support and its guideway. The term is also used variously to describe the beam of the system, or the vehicles traveling on such a beam or track. The term originates from joining the wordsmono (one) and rail (rail), from as early as 1897  possibly from German engineer Eugen Langen who called an elevated railway system with wagons suspended the Eugen Langen One-railed Suspension Tramway (Einschienige Hängebahn System Eugen Langen).

Arvind Kejriwal, Life in Pics during Anti Corruption Movement

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 10:07 AM PDT

1. Arvind Kejriwal with his Son and Daughter

Arvind Kejriwal with his Son and Daughter

Arvind Kejriwal with his Son and Daughter

2. Arvind Kejriwal ill during his Fast at Ramlila Maidan

Arvind Kejriwal ill during his Fast at Ramlila Maidan

3. Arvind Kejriwal with his Mother

Arvind Kejriwal with his Mother

4. Arvind Kejriwal at a Volunteer Meet in Bangalore

Arvind Kejriwal at a Volunteer Meet in Bangalore

5. Arvind enjoying at his Home

Arvind Kejriwal at his Home

True to Abu Jundal’s Prediction, Five Bomb Blasts Hit Pune

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 09:45 AM PDT

True to Abu Jundal's Prediction, Five low intensity explosions occurred in Pune at about 8 PM  in the busy Junglee Maharaj Road area  injuring one person.  A sixth bomb was defused by the bomb disposal squad.

While the first three blasts took place within a radius of one km at the Jungli Maharaj Road, the fourth blast was reported from the Garware Chowk and the fifth from the Khyber Park area.

Advocate Bipin Patole, an eye witness was in his office on JM Road when he heard a blast at 8:15 pm.

"The sound was so loud that it seemed to be a huge blast. Though the intensity was low, the sound was very high", said Patole.

He came down from his office, asked people to leave the area, and told shop owners to pull down the shutters. He was also the one who called the control room and alerted a crime branch official about the blast.

Maharashtra ATS and bomb detection and disposal squads reached the spots, police said.

Wires connected with watches and detonators have been recovered from blast spots. The explosion were well planned, the sources added.

Asked if it was a terror attack, Maharashtra DGP Sanjeev Dayal told, "It is not appropriate to comment at this moment. Police teams have reached the spots and are looking into the matter."

A man, who allegedly carried one of the bombs, was injured in the explosion at Balgandharva Theatre and has been taken into custody. He is being interrogated, Mr Singh said. He has been admitted to a local hospital.

Dayanand Bhaurao Patil, a local tailor, spotted a bag lying unattended, and it was while he tried handling it, the bomb went off.  Patil injured both hands has been shifted to Sasoon Hospital in Pune. His injuries were minor and the doctors declared him out of danger.

Pune Police Commissioner Gulab Rao Pol  said the explosives carried by the injured man were kept in a cake box with sticky material, two detonators and a pencil cell.

One detonator went off in the explosion while the second was defused by a bomb disposal squad team.

Notably, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was supposed to visit Bal Gandharv theatre on Wednesday evening. He, however, cancelled the visit earlier on Wednesday.


India sets up Naval Base in Campbell Bay

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 05:30 AM PDT

India has started a separate Naval Base at  Campbell Bay, the southernemost fringe of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in order to control the activities in  Strait of Malacca and the Six Degree Channel.

Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma declared the naval base, INS Baaz (Hawk), operational in the presence of tri-service Andaman and Nicobar Command chief Lt. Gen. Naresh C. Marwah and Chief of Integrated Defense Staff Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha.

“One of the primary functions of INS Baaz will be to provide information, based on airborne maritime surveillance,” Verma said after the opening ceremony.

“Maritime domain awareness is the key to effective and informed decision making in the maritime arena. Despite numerous advancements in the field of information gathering over sea, airborne surveillance, using aircraft and UAVs, remains invaluable,” he said.

INS Baaz is situated at a distance of about 300 nautical miles from Port Blair and is the southernmost military station of the Indian armed forces.

“In this context, therefore, Baaz is a very appropriate name as this base will provide an eagle’s eye view over these waters, the Andaman and Nicobar islands and the strategic sea lines of communication that abound these areas,” Verma said.

The crest of the naval station depicts an Andaman serpent eagle, endemic to these islands, flying against the blue background of the oceans.

“The flying eagle signifies the vigil being maintained by our aircraft over the vast expanse of the seas, contributing to maritime security during peacetime, while being prepared to aggressively pursue an adversary in war,” the navy chief added.

Noting that INS Baaz is blessed with a brilliant strategic location, Verma said: “Situated on this southernmost island of the Nicobar group, Campbell Bay overlooks the Strait of Malacca, while also dominating the Six Degree Channel. These crucial waterways continue to engage the interest of most global and regional powers.”

He said the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, separated as it is by more than 650 nautical miles from the mainland, offers a vital geo-strategic advantage to India.

“Not only do they provide the nation with a commanding presence in the Bay of Bengal, the islands also serve as our window into East and South East Asia,” he said, adding that “they also sit astride some of the busiest shipping lanes of the Indian Ocean, most carrying strategic cargo for East Asian economies.”

The navy chief also pointed out that the archipelago was a key military lauchpad for India, noting that Port Blair would be home to amphibious platforms, naval offshore patrol vessels, and fast attack craft, as the navy’s robust acquisition plans progress over the next two decades.

INS Baaz is currently equipped to operate light to heavy aircraft capable of short field operations from the runway of about 3,500 feet. The runway will be progressively lengthened to enable unrestricted operation of all category of aircraft including heavy aircraft. The base will also be bolstered with modern airfield instruments and navigation aids.

Commander S.K. Singh Deo will be the commanding officer of INS Baaz.

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