Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts

Dec 16, 2015

AAP calls for investigation into DDCA mismanagement

CBI raids on Delhi secretaria to probe Rajinder Kumar IAS of 1989 batch cadre and an IIT Delhi alumnus has unsettled long standing disputes and corruption in running Delhi Cricket Association DDCA.

CBI has raided Mr Rajinder Kumar's residences as well several other places according to news reports.

But Aam Aadmi Party AAP which won Delhi elections in 2015 with a landslide margin has cried foul and alleges that the raids were carried out at the behest of Union Government.

There has been disagreements between Aam Aadmi Party and the Central Government led by Bharatiya Jana Party BJP over appointment of secretaries to the office of Delhi secretariat, with Union Government contesting State Govt's claim that LG extends his constitutional powers for the selection of appointments of Corruption Bureau offices as well as the Delhi Police appointments and administration.

Now Aad Aadmi Party has addresseed a press conference and has alleged corruption in Delhi Cricket Association offices. But the press raised the question that why is this being raised now.

Countering this question AAP says that Centre is not letting the State Government to carry out the Corruption cases since that department is directly by the Central Government as with other departments since Delhi is the Union Territory where Lieutenant General has powers under the Constitution of India.


Dec 1, 2015

Chennai Rains, Emergency helpline numbers 2015, Cancelled trains info and other

 The Following trains have been cancelled following rains in chennai.




 For more please visit the Indian railways website

Below are the Emergency helpline numbers for contact for Chennai residents.


Nov 30, 2015

Maharashtra Government should order an inquiry in to the cinema hall incident

Government of Maharashtra should order an inquiry in to the incident which took place in Mumbai on November 29 2015 at PVR cinema.

No one should take law into their hands. And law should take its own course. Government should undertake a holistic inquiry into the matter, as such no one should be aggrieved in the future and should become news media item.

Family evicted from Mumbai theatre for disrespecting national Anthem - The Hindu

No one should disrespect the national anthem under any cost, everyone should obey the rules and regulations. If any persons having injuries or disabilities, they should be issued colour coded tickets at the Ticket counter, so that there is no such incident in the future, and fuel speculation.


Nov 29, 2015

Spate of incidents against minorities in India brings scathing criticism against the Government

News and media reports indicate spate of incidents against the minorities in India since the BJP led NDA government has come to power in Delhi. That has led to widespread resentment among major sections of society including writers, actors, artists and intellectuals .

Many writers and intellectuals in India have returned their prestigious awards like Sahitya academy awards. The list is growing by the day. There has been huge debate going on for several months regarding violent activities carried about by Right-Wing organizations. There has been accusations and counter accusations regarding the situation.

Notable among the authors returning award was Jawaharlal Nehru's niece Nayantara sehgal, who criticised the government's inaction and apt silence against groups perpetuating the situation at hand and often committing violent crimes including murder, arson, manhandling and threats.

Several rationalists namely Govind Pansare, Kalburgi etc., have been murdered after threats, investigations are not conclusive yet. Run up to the elections in Bihar, the northern Indian state bordering Nepal, heightened the tensions between large sections of society.

Actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and several other Bollywood personalities have come under sharp criticism from Right leaning Politicians, actors, and organizations for speaking out their mind and how they feel about the atmosphere in the country.

India is known for it's religious violence since the demolition of Babri Mosque in 1992, there has been retaliatory violence committed by the extremists in which hundreds of innocent people died. Mumbai the financial hub was attacked in serial bombings . Mumbai riots followed.

Almost after two decades of see-saw politics between the right wingers, the nation has been left scarfaced, particularly after the Gujarat riots, which brought visa restriction regime against the then Gujarat Chief Minister and Present Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Arundhati Roy, notable activist and author, the Bookers Prize winner, has again reiterated the same position voiced by several other luminaries who are protesting silently against the Government and it's policies. She said 'intorelance' is an inadequate word to describe the fear and violence under which the minorities are living in India.


Dec 20, 2014

If India is to become superpower it must uphold it's secular credentials.

The ongoing conversion row coupled with controversial statements by the ruling party Members of Parliament is drawing the world to take attention at the kind of politics being played in India.

India is not new to religious based politics, it's been the trend ever since the political parties latched on to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janam Bhoomi issue, which is purely politically motivated.

When the administrators and politicians failed miserably to solve the people's issues at hand, they mischievously generated the idea of creating a communal rift and capture power taking the country downhill on the  road towards obscurantism and no performance.

Majority Indians are gullible to these type of tactics, where the so called secular parties are lagging far behind with their corrupt and inept under bellies of factionalism and favoritism.

Actually in India, politicians are the most happiest people courtesy the hapless and helpless poverty ridden, slum dwellers which comprise the large sections of society and that do not have any voice.

How can you lead a society out of poverty and helplessness, when the same politicians practice caste and religious based politics which are against the very nature of the constitution of the nation.

The same members who take oath of the constitution are themselves the first one's to break that oath and divide the community on the basis of caste, creed, sex and religion. Isn't the right to equality article 21 of the constitution of our country guarantees equal rights to all.

Though we have a secular constitution, but we lack the wherewithal to deliver the justice to the citizens.

What use of development when the nation is plagued by serious problems of corruption, corporate mis-governance, malnutrition and religion based politics.

History has shown us that divisive and communal based politics is detriment to a secular society.

Though there are aspirations by both the majorities and the minorities of religious fulfillment, but those aspirations cannot supersede the secular nature of our constitution.

In these circumstances religious authorities should exercise their freedom with in the ambit of the four walls of our constitution.


Oct 18, 2013

Treasure hunt at a fort site in India results in media spotlight

There is lot of media coverage at the fort site of Raja Rao Ram Bux in this remote village of India, Unnao in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. 

Sandwiched between Kanpur in south and Lucknow in the north, this sleepy village suddenly started making headlines in the media.

The reason behind this spectacle is a dream by a Sadhu (Priest) of a local temple in Unnao. It is reported that Sadhu has dreamed a while ago that there is treasure hidden in a fort and made subsequent pleas with the Goverment to excavate it. 

After his representation, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Geological Survey of India (GSI) made their observations and decided to excavate the area. 

This has resulted in a frenzied activity in this small village, with huge media presence. 

Also people from surrounding towns and villages have arrived to watch the spectacle.

The site is a fort of a 19th century king Raja Rao Ram Bux who is said to have been martyred in 1857 revolt against the British colonial rule.

A public interest litigation has also been filed in the Supreme Court of India, where petitioner requests for the supervision of the court authorities to safe guard if any hidden treasure is found. 

And the matter has been listed for hearing pending some changes in the original application according to reports.


Sep 26, 2013

The Hidden Indian Massacre of 1948 in Hyderabad State of South Asian Sub Continent

 Recently a news report was published in the Indian media detailing how India's Army annexed Hyderabad State in September 1948 after a fact finding report of the time was hidden to bury the truth. The military action was taken after the ruler of Hyderabad, the Nizam, did not offered to join newly formed Indian state formed out of thousands of princely states.

After the end of world wars British started to pack their bags way back leaving, the Nizam alone to fend for himself, who all the time enjoyed autonomy under the British Colonial rule of  the Indian subcontinent.

This no acceptance of proposal of the newly formed Indian state led the then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru to order for a military action cleverly dubbed " POLICE ACTION " so that there isn't any media internationally, particularly in the Muslim countries in the region or other pockets of Muslim dominated regions in the country.Also declaring a national emergency to carry out such an invasion.

It was hard kept secret, until recently the report eventually came out after a Right to Information application. The report was made by a committee formed by PM of India Jawaharlal Nehru to ascertain the facts on the ground. The chilling details of which can be now found everywhere in the media.

The horrific massacre was committed on innocent unarmed civilians.

 The resulting Military massacre left thousands dead in reappraisal kind of attacks against the Muslims.

Young, Women, Children no one was spared with a tag carrying a Muslim name. Wide spread murder, arson, looting and rape were committed and instigated by the Indian Army.

The  Sunderlal report claims 27,000 to 40,000 Muslims were killed in the massacre committed by Indian Military but actual Genocidal figures will never be known. Local police took active part willfully with vengeance.

This kind of communal politics is still prevalent in every nook and corner of India forming large electoral vote banks, where the ordinary voters are easily manipulated to vote on the basis of Religion, Caste, Reservations and election time sops like adulterated toddy and cash,  instead of development based, non-corrupt governance thus making any difference, India being a Democratic state still some 60 years after Indian Independence from Britishers.

This is just the kind of dispute the Indian state has with the state of Jammu and Kashmir bordering Pakistan in the North.

Kashmiris articulate the crimes committed by the Indian Army against women and children and does not trust their overtures. India and Pakistan went to wars thrice in the recent history with the dispute remaining unresolved. Subsequently the two South Asian nations went nuclear in 1998-99.

Hyderabad 1948: The Hidden Indian Masaccre - BBC Report 
Exclusive: The Real Story of How Hyderabad became part of India 

Sep 22, 2013

Markets expected to be volatile this week in India

 The latest measures by Reserve Bank of India taken to increase interest rates by .5% points and other market Derivatives expiry are expected to dampen investor confidence this week.

RB of India's latest manouverings and Derivatives expiry keep markets volatile in India


Feb 5, 2011

Justice Department says BP fund should be spent faster

In a bluntly worded letter to the official who handles claims stemming from last year's Gulf oil spill, the Justice Department Friday urged changes to speed up the process and to pay more claims from BP's $20 billion fund.

Read the unfolding story at CNN 

Benefits of outdoor exercise confirmed

ScienceDaily (2011-02-04) -- A systematic review has analyzed existing studies and concluded that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from taking exercise in the natural environment.

Read the full article here

New induced stem cells may unmask cancer at earliest stage

ScienceDaily (2011-02-04) -- By coaxing healthy and diseased human bone marrow to become embryonic-like stem cells, a team of scientists has laid the groundwork for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukemia in the laboratory dish.

Full story find it here

Working more than 20 hours a week in high school found harmful

ScienceDaily (2011-02-04) -- A new shows that among high school students, working more than 20 hours/week during the school year can lead to academic and behavior problems. The researchers used advanced statistical methods to reanalyze longitudinal data collected in the 1980s on 1,800 middle class teens in 10th and 11th grades. The researchers also found that things didn't get better when teens who were working more than 20 hours/week cut back their hours or stopped working altogether.

You can find the complete article here