Sunday, 5 August 2012

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Baba Ramdev to conduct 3 day Meditation in Gujarat before Delhi Movement

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 05:30 PM PDT

Ahead of his agitation in Delhi starting Aug 9, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Sunday said he will visit the memorial of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat for three days of “meditation, introspection and nationalist thinking”.

In a statement here, Baba Ramdev said that Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel were his inspiration since childhood.

“I have decided that before the Aug 9 agitation, I will be at ‘Karmsad’ (Patel’s memorial) for three days of meditation, introspection and nationalist thinking,” he said in the statement.

Ramdev had recently praised and shared the stage with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Ahmedabad.

The yoga guru further said that black money, corruption, price rise, unemployment and other such problems were breaking the country into pieces and he had come to the memorial with a resolve to work towards Patel’s dream of ideal India.

Ramdev would begin his indefinite fast against corruption and black money stashed abroad from Aug 9 at the Ramlila ground here.

The yoga guru, along with his supporters last year too had agitated at the same venue but had to stop it after a midnight crackdown by Delhi Police which also claimed a woman’s life.

However, Ramdev urged the government and the Delhi Police to not disturb his “peaceful” agitation this time.

“Our movement is non-violent and peaceful. To agitate is our constitutional right and the Delhi Police and the government should not conspire to stop it,” he said.

Maruti Management holds Candlelight March for slain GM Awanish Kumar Dev

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 04:30 PM PDT

Maruti Suzuki  Official and management  organised a candlelight march  on Sunday to  pay their Tributes to  its slain GM HR  Awanish Kumar Dev  in the July 18 violence at its Manesar Facility.

Nearly 300 company officials including senior executives S.Y. Siddqi, Ratan Aggarwal, Capt. Deepak Anand, Capt. Naresh, Sanjay Narang, K.K. Sharma, C.S. Raju, Prasad Verma and Ashok Kumar along with others assembled in the Leisure Valley Park at 7 p.m. and offered prayers and held a candle-light march. They also prayed for justice for all the victims.

Dev was killed and nearly 100 people were injured after the workers went on a rampage July 18. The plant has shut down operations after the incident.

Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda says that the violence at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant will not impact on investments in Haryana.

“One untoward incident cannot have so many implications. The incident won’t have any impact on the investment friendly atmosphere and future of industries in the state. I can assure that,” said Hooda on the sidelines of a programme here.

Ten Maruti Suzuki union leaders were Thursday sent to police custody for seven days by a court here for their alleged role in the July 18 violence at the Manesar plant that left an executive dead.

The accused were arrested Wednesday, taking the number of people held in the case to 114.

Air Force rescues 25 Civilians in a Riverian Island in Jammu

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 03:30 PM PDT

Indian Air Force  rescued over 25 Civilians from an island inside the Tawi River in Jammu and Kashmir after the civil administration  sent an SOS Message to the IAF.

“Since the Tawi river was flooded and time was premium, the pilots landed close to the stranded people so as to pick them up in one go. On landing at the island in the Tawi river, it was realised that the helicopter was sinking in the mud,” an officer said.

“The captain decided to hold the helicopter lightly on wheels and instructed the winch operator to get down and get the civilians inside the helicopter,” the official added.

He said: “The captain displayed exemplary skills and courage to hold on controls when the civilians were being loaded. Thereafter the aircraft got airborne and landed at the bank of the river where the two dozen rescued people were disembarked.”

The general flood situation in Jammu region, according to official spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Government, was “improving with rains having stopped in most areas in the region”.

Over 100 stranded and marooned people have been rescued by the administration with the help of police, army and IAF since Saturday.

But there are landslides on many roads connecting to remote mountainous districts like Poonch, Rajouri, Doda and Kishtwar. Many vehicles and passengers are still stranded.

Fresh Violence in Assam, Curfew imposed in Chirang and Kokrajhar

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 02:30 PM PDT

Fresh Violence in Assam has gripped again after Four Dead Bodies were recovered in the Kokrajhar and Chirang Districts after Clash between Bodos and Bangladeshi Muslims. Over 5 Lakhs of people have bee dislocated in Assam due to this violence last month.

The development also led the district administration to impose indefinite curfew in Chirang district from Sunday afternoon.

Inspector General of Police, Bodoland Territorial Area District S.N. Singh said that while two bodies were recovered from Kokrajhar, another two bodies were recovered from Bijni area in Chirang.

“The situation is tense but under control now. However, we have decided to clamp indefinite curfew in Chirang district while the night curfew is in force in Kokrajhar and Dhubri district,” Singh told IANS.

“Two people were found missing from one of the relief camps in Chirang district since last evening. The bodies were recovered today morning,” he said.

Sources in the state home department said that additional reinforcements of police and para military forces have been rushed to the affected areas, where forces are already deployed since the violence started last month.

The violence that started in the districts from July 19 also spread to neighbouring Dhubri and Baksa districts.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had earlier claimed that the situation had improved in the districts and that the over four lakh people, who were displaced during the violence, would be sent to their homes with proper security by Aug 15.

He also said security pickets would be set up in the affected areas. Police and security forces have identified 104 sensitive areas in the three districts and the government had assured to deploy police pickets in all the sensitive areas.

According to government reports, the clashes saw around 5,000 houses belonging to both the communities burnt down during the violence. The government then set up 278 relief camps to accommodate the displaced people.

India reacts strongly over Oak Creek Sikh Temple Massacre

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 01:51 PM PDT

India has reacted strongly to the Sikh Temple Massacre at Oak Creek in Visconsin US. Prakash Singh Badal, CM of Sikh dominated Punjab  described  it as “deeply painful and shocking” the attack by gunmen on devotees at a Gurudwara in the US and urged the authorities there to ensure that the sanctity of religious shrines is maintained.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is monitoring the situation in New Delhi and will take up the issue with the Union Government, an official spokesman said here tonight. The incident of firing in Gurdwara in Oak Creek is “deeply painful, shocking and highly condemnable”.

The Chief Minister has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in the matter immediately and ask the US authorities to ensure security of devotees and the sanctity of the religious shrines all across America, the spokesman said.

Condemning the shooting incident at a Gurudwara in the US, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC), apex religious body of the Sikhs, tonight urged the Prime Minister to take up with authorities there the issue of saftey of the minority community.

“I have learnt about the incident from the media. I have heard that many have been injured in the incident. It is an unfortunate incident, a condemnable criminal act and an attack to capture a religious place of peace loving Sikh community”, SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar said.

He said that SGPC would urge the Prime Minister to take up the matter with the US Government immediately. “US Government should take strict note of the incident and punish those behind the criminal act. They should also ensure safety and security of the religious places of the Sikh community in US,” Makkar said.

He said that the gurudwara were the incident had taken place was about 150 km from Chicago. The SGPC head said that Sikhs were a peace loving community who had contributed to the US economy. “In US, you will find doctors, scientists, industrialists and entrepreneurs from the Sikh community,” he told PTI.

At least one gunman opened fire at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin during morning prayers today injuring up to 20 people, some seriously, amid reports that children have been taken as hostages. The shooting at Oak Creek, just south of Wisconsin’s biggest city Milwaukee, occurred at around 11 am (local time), the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported. Oak Creek is about 1,250 km from New York.

Orissa Flood, 2000 People Rescued to Safe Places

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 01:30 PM PDT

Flood Situation has arisen in Orissa/ Odisha after the Hati river in Odisha’s Kalahandi district overflowed on Sunday due to heavy rainfall.   2,000 people have been rescued to  safer places.
Mihir Mohanty, an officer of the state disaster management department, told IANS that those moved to safer places from the low-laying areas were being provided dry and cooked food.

The river was flowing two feet above the danger mark at Junagarh town, about 450 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.

Due to low pressure area formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of north Odisha and West Bengal, heavy rainfall has occurred in some parts of the state during the last three days.

More rain has been forecast in the state during the next two days.

India continously monitoring the situation at Wisconsin post Sikh Carnage

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 01:27 PM PDT

Washington DC : Indian Government is in constant touch with United States National Security Council over the Shooting in US Sikh Guudwara in Wisconsin..

Indian Ambassador to  US Nirupama Rao said that an official has been deputed to rush to the site to ascertain the situation on-the-spot. Upto seven people were killed and several others injured when at least three gunmen opened fire at the Gurudwara in Wisconsin in a coordinated attack during morning prayers.

US President Barack Obama was also briefed by his counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan on the situation and the White House is seized of the matter, US officials said. “We have seen reports on the tragic incident earlier today of firing at a group of worshipers in a Gurudwara in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin,” Rao said in a statement.

“The Embassy is seized of the situation and has been in touch with the National Security Council in Washington,” she said. Rao said the Indian Consulate General in Chicago too has been in close touch with the local authorities to monitor the situation.

In a massive Carnage at a Gurudwara in  Wisconsin, United States at least 6 people have been reported dead. The Carnage took place around 11 AM (local time ), when a Sikh priest had specially come from India to address the gathering.

Massive Carnage at Wisconsin Sikh Gurudwara leaves 6 Devotees Dead

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 12:33 PM PDT

In a massive Carnage at a Gurudwara in  Wisconsin, United States at least 6 people have been reported dead. The Carnage took place around 11 AM (local time ), when a Sikh priest had specially come from India to address the gathering.

A heavy build, bald white male wearing a sleeveless T-shirt came up at the Gurudwara located at Oak Creek, and started firing. When  a 911 call  was made about 10:25 a.m. (11:25 a.m. ET), a Police Officer rushed to the spot  and killed the shooter, but the officer himself got several bullets.

The officer was wounded but "returned fire, and that shooter was put down," said Bradley Wentlandt, the police chief in nearby Greenfield, who briefed reporters. Investigators who picked through the building afterward found four bodies inside the temple and two other victims outside, plus the gunman, Wentlandt said.

The wounded officer, a 20-year veteran, was in surgery Sunday afternoon after being shot multiple times, but was expected to survive, Wentlandt said.

At least three men, all with gunshot wounds, have been admitted to Froedtert Hospital, the Milwaukee region's main trauma center, said Nalissa Wienke, a spokeswoman for the hospital. One victim was shot in the head and extremities and another in the abdomen. The third was undergoing evaluation.

Though early reports had suggested there may have been more than one attacker, officers have not identified any other gunmen.

The temple was preparing for a meal which was scheduled to take place later in the day. Up to 400 guests were expected but not that many people had arrived when the gunman opened fire.

Witnesses suggested that women and children would have been at the temple preparing for the meal. Children's classes were due to begin at 11.30am.

About 300 to 400 people were reported to be at the gurdwara during the time of the shooting. It was built about 6-7 years ago, and is spread over an expansive area. More than a dozen ambulances have been parked outside the temple.

Media reports said about 12 children have been held hostage. The president of the temple is also reportedly shot and has been rushed to the hospital, they said.

"We do not know if there are additional shooters at the temple," he said. The officer has been transported to hospital and was expected to survive.

Ven Boba Ri, a member of the temple’s committee, said the man started shooting after he walked up to a priest who was standing outside, and shot him. Then he went inside and started shooting.

“We have no idea,” he said of the motive. “It’s pretty much a hate crime. It’s not an insider.”

The president of the Sikh Temple, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was said to be one of the shooting victims. It was not initially known if he survived.

The spokesman said tactical operations are ongoing and that the situation was "very fluid".Police said another shooter could be inside the gurdwara. According to the Milwaukee Sentinel, the head priest of the gurdwara was locked inside a restroom with a cell phone.

"I just want to say this temple was built a number of years ago and there have never been any problems with this temple," Oak Creek Alderman Dan Jakubczyk said. "They've been a plus to this city and to my district."

Former Bengal CM lashes out at Mamata Bannerjee over Infosys walkout

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 12:30 PM PDT

Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has lashed out at Mamata Bannerjee over Infosys walkout from the state.  He accused Mamata Bannerjee for decline in the Investment in the State.  IT Major Infosys had to recently rethink its plans to setup center in Kolkata.

The Infosys project in the state hit a hurdle when the state government denied the special economic zone (SEZ) status to it, as the latter for the project as the state government is “in principle” against SEZ policy.

On June 13 this year, Infosys officials had paid a visit to the city during which the government had shown them state government on June 13 this year when the state government showed them the letter it has sent to the Centre on Software Technologies Park of India (STPI) proposal. The state is trying to route Infosys to the state via the STPI route.

Infosys had taken a 50-acre plot in the Rajarhat area and has also paid in full the amount in October last year. , in the northeastern fringes of the city for Rs 1.5 crore per acre for the project. It has made full payment for the land in October 2011.

“The new state government has failed to bring in any new investments in the state in last 14 months. Rather than attracting investments, the investors who had invested during our tenure are going away,” said Bhattacharya.

Bhattacharya, who is also a politburo member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), accused the state government of not creating proper atmosphere for investments.

“Why are the investors going away? Why is Infosys planning to go away from the state? We had worked so hard in convincing Infosys to invest in the state. In IT sector, there have been no investments in last one year,” he said.

During his tenure as chief minister, Bhattacharya was instrumental in convincing IT majors like Wipro and Infosys to invest in the state.
Infosys had purchased 50 acres of land for the project in Rajarhat, on the northeastern fringes of the city, for Rs.1.5 crore per acre for the project. The company also had made the payment in full in October last year.

Earlier this year, it wrote to the Trinamool government seeking clarification on its SEZ status, but the status was refused by Banerjee, who said her party’s manifesto was against SEZs.

Despite a series of discussions, the issue remains unresolved, making the project’s future uncertain.

Bhattacharya criticised the state government’s industrial policy as “directionless”.

“We had done the Salboni steel plant in West Midnapore. Now nobody knows what will happen to that. The policy of this government is totally directionless, which in future will push the state towards darkness,”

Bhattacharya took pot shots at the state government by saying that the government is only interested in spending money in festivals.

“A government cannot run this way. Wherever you see, you will see only festivals and functions. Are they (Trinamool) running a government or a local club,” he quipped.

Infosys Founder and Patron NR Narayana Murthy on Friday that  said he was positive about the Kolkata centre.

“I am certainly positive. There is no doubt about it. There are solutions to all the major problems of the world. Therefore, there is solution to everything that we think is unsolvable,” he said on the sidelines of an event, Anant Merit Scholarship 2012. He said this while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event, Anant Merit Scholarship 2012.

Lakme Fashion Week dazzles with Collection of Debarun Mukherjee and Anita Dongre

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 11:20 AM PDT

Lakme Fashion week Winter/Festive 2012 Day 3  ended with a positive note with the Gen Next show that delivered much promise. Designer Debarun Mukherjee showcased a wide range of traditional clothing for both men and women, including layered skirts, high collared tops, pleated pants, saris and sherwanis at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week-Winter Festive 2012. The designer says his clothes are comfortable and wearable.

“I have used extensive printing because this was something which always interested me. Wearability and comfort are the most important things to me,” Debarun told the reporters after the show.

Singer Richa Sharma opened his show by walking the ramp in a printed layered ghaghra with a high collar top and said: “It was a pleasure to work with Debarun. I feel honoured to be a part of the show.”

“Gangs of Wasseypur” fame actress Richa Chaddha also walked the ramp for the designer and looked beautiful in a double layered ghaghra with black velvet waistcoat and churi-sleeved blouse.

“This was my first time in a fashion show. I had a lot of fun. When you are walking in something as gorgeous as this, you feel happy,” she said.

A Manipuri dance performance by Rinku Dutt was the high point of Mukherjee’s show, which was followed by Vaishali Shandangule’s collection called Reverb.

She showcased traditional wear in bright colours like blue, red, white and gold.

Preeti Desai dazzles in white lehenga choli for Anita Dongre

Designer Anita Dongre showcased her “Urban Princes” collection on the third day of Lakme Fashion Week 2012 Sunday with Preeti Desai, in a dazzling white lehgenga choli, turning a show stopper.
Anita’s fashion line was a range of trendy collections including cigarette pants, lehengas, saris, jackets, dresses, blouses among others.

“Through my collection I tried to show textiles in a young contemporary way so that the youth likes it,” she said.

Clad in a dazzling white lehenga choli with silver embellishment all over it, Preeti looked stunning in her tied hair and minimal make up. Silver jewellery and classy back knot on the choli added grace to her attire.

“It felt nice…. walking for Anita was great,” she said.

LFW Sunday dedicated the day to Indian craftsmanship and textiles.

Anita’s collection was a blend of Indo-Western attire with five models donning western outfits followed by those in traditional skirts, lehengas and kurtas.

Many Bollywood celebrities including Shabana Azmi, Prachi Desai, Kashmira Shah, Vidya Malwade, Krushna Abhishek, Sangeeta Bijlani, Dipanita Sharma, Gul Panag among others, were present at the show.

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