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Suu Kyi confirms to take Oath for Myanmar Parliament

Suu Kyi confirms  to take Oath for Myanmar Parliament

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she will swear an oath required to enter parliament. Speaking to reporters in Rangoon, Aung San Suu Kyi said she and her National League for Democracy colleagues will take the oath as soon as possible. She and 42 others were supposed to enter parliament last week after winning seats at historic by-elections on April 1.

But they refused to take an oath requiring them to safeguard the constitution and asked instead to be able to use the word respect. Now Ms Suu Kyi says her party has decided to take the oath to fulfill the desire of those who voted them in.

Nokia Asha 202 comes in four exciting colours

The Nokia Asha 202 comes in four exciting colours to match your mood and personality – black and gold, silver white, dark grey and dark red and will be retailed for Rs. 4,149, in India.  About Nokia Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia

Electronic-waste (E-waste) is a critical issue India is facing today, with rapid technological advancement and growing obsolescence rate of electronics and electrical goods. The country is saddled with huge generation of this toxic waste, estimated to be more than 8 million tonnes. E-waste Management and Handling Rules, notified in May 2011 and which comes into force on May 1st, 2012 is a huge step in this direction. The rules were notified in advance and provided a lead time of one year to all stakeholders to put systems in place for an effective compliance to the Rules.The E- waste Management and Handling Rules put the onus of e-waste management on Manufacturers or the brands through the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).Companies like Samsung, LG, Nokia, HCL, HP, Videocon and many more have to ensure that they have a proper take back system and provide the opportunity to consumers to recycle E-waste.The new Rul…
Subject: Invit­e for the inaug­urati­on of A TRIBU­TE TO MOTHE­RHOOD­, Paint­ings and Sculp­tures­ by Sheil­a Thada­ni on Thurs­day, 3rd May 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Hunga­rian Centr­e From: Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre New Delhi <hicc.delhi@gmail.com>Mon, 30 Apr '12 5:29p To: Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre New Delhi <hicc.delhi@gmail.com> Show full Headers 1 attachment A_TRIBUTE_TO_MOTHERHOOD.pdf174.32 KBDownload Dear All,
We wish to invite you for the opening of a beautiful exhibition of paintings and sculptures by veteran artist Sheila Thadani on Thursday, 3rd May 2012 at 6:30 pm titled "A TRIBUTE TO MOTHERHOOD". The exhibition will be inaugurated by Dr. Karan Singh. Please find attached the invite for the same.
We look forward to your presence at the opening. Please join us for drinks and snacks after the opening.༯b>
Harleen Ahluwalia Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre 1-A Janpath…

Gallerie Nvya

By Sonia Sarkar
NEW DELHI, India, 26 April 2012 ­ Three-year-old, Champa’s face lights up with a smile. Her fingers dig deep into the colourful clay as she imagines hundreds of little figurines that she could make out of it.

Champa is one of the 200 participants, including school children and teachers, attending the Global Action Week 2012 on ‘Early Childhood Care and Education’ (ECCE) held here at the National Balbhawan last week.

Supported by UNESCO and UNICEF, in collaboration with government bodies, civil society organizations, and other partners, the central theme for the Global Action Week 2012 is Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and its critical role in India’s overall development.
Special Balbhawan trainers guide Champa’s little fingers through the clay, interacting with many other small children who have chosen clay modeling as a means of learning more about plants and animals, this afternoon.

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New Delhi April 30, 2012:Senior journalist and Editor of Critique-The Indian Review of Journalism, K G Suresh, has been appointed National Secretary of the Indian Media Centre (IMC). Mr. Suresh’s appointment was announced by Mr. Chandan Mitra, IMC Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Pioneer, at the Governing Board meeting of the Indian Media Centre at Chandigarh on April 28-29, 2012. Mr. Suresh shall work towards expanding and strengthening the organization’s activities, particularly in southern India, Mr. Mitra said. IMC is an independent, non-profit institution dedicated to promoting the highest standards in media.Mr. Suresh and Mr. Sri Krishna, Editorial Consultant with The Statesman, New Delhi were also appointed editors of the IMC organ ‘Media Critique’. Mr. Dharam Vir (Treasurer) IMC Delhi Chapter
ECI Calls for Innovative Methods and Strategies to Deal With New Problems in Electoral Field The Third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries started off today in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Dr S Y Quraishi, Chief Election Commissioner of India. The 3-day Conference brings together the Chief Election Commissioners and senior election officials of the region on a common platform to share best practices in election administration and management. Some of the important topics to be discussed are: Empowerment of Election Management Bodies; Inclusive elections, Voters Education, Controlling Money Power in Elections, Technology for cost-effective elections etc. The discussions will also focus on the final shape of the Forum of SAARC Election Management Bodies, which was agreed at the last Conference held in Islamabad.

Mr Fazel Ahmad Manawi, Chairman, Independent E…
Nano Mission – Towards Global Knowledge Hub By sagarmedia on April 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment | Edit Nano Technology is acknowledge-intensive and ‘enabling technology’ which will influence a wide range of products and processes. It will have far-reaching implications for national economy and development. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched many initiatives over the period of time and Nano was one of them. DST launched a modest programme called Nano Science and Technology Initiative (NIST) in 2001 in Nano Sciences. The Nano Mission is successor of this programme. The Government approved this as Nano Mission in 2007 with an allocation of Rs 1000/- crore for 5 years. The Nano Mission has been structured in a manner to achieve synergy between the national research efforts of various agencies in this field and launch new programmes in a concerted fashion. Today India has emerged 6th worldwide in terms of scientific publications. An act…
Russia Prepares For A US-Israeli Military Strike Against Iran By sagarmedia Russia Prepares For A US-Israeli Military Strike Against Iran By Clara Weiss 28 April, 2012
WSWS.org Russia has undertaken intensive preparations during the past few months for a possible military strike by Israel and the United States on Iran. According to recent reports, the Russian General Staff expects a war against Iran this summer, with enormous repercussions for not only the Middle East but also the Caucasus. Russian troops in the Caucasus have been technically upgraded, and a missile division situated on the Caspian Sea has been placed in readiness. The missile cruisers of the Caspian flotilla are now anchored off the coast of Dagestan. The only Russian military base in the South Caucasus, located in Armenia, is also on alert for military intervention. Last autumn, Russia sent its aircraft carrier Kuznetsov to the Syrian port Tartous following the escalation of the conflict in Syria. …
Lower and Declining Growth in Core Sectors in India By sagarmedia on April 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment | Edit The rate of growth of eight core sectors improved from 2.8% in 2008-09 to 6.6% in 2009-10. It moderated to 5.8% in 2010-11. In 2011-12(Apr-Feb), eight core sectors recorded a growth of 4.4% compared to a growth of 5.8% in the corresponding period of 2010-11. Lower growth rate during 2011-12 has mainly been due to a lower growth in crude petroleum, natural gas and steel sectors. Government has initiated several steps to augment the production of core sectors by promoting state of the art technologies and by augmenting resources for exploration and mining through private sector participation. To facilitate development of necessary infrastructure, Viability Gap Finding, under the Scheme for support to PPP, has been extended to capital investment in fertilizers sector, oil and gas storage and pipelines facilities. To remove the fuel supply c…
Gram Panchayats to become Nirmal in 10 years: Ramesh By sagarmedia on April 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment | Edit Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said the Centre had fixed a target to make every Gram Panchayat as “Nirmal Gram Panchayat” in next ten years.
Addressing a gathering at a Panchayati Raj Sammelan in Karnal, he hoped Haryana would become the third Nirmal state in next three years.
The Union government would provide all necessary support to the state in this regard, Ramesh said.
At present, Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh were totally Nirmal while Maharashtra and Kerala were performing well in this direction, he said.
Lauding Haryana government’s approach with regard to the total sanitation campaign, the Minister said he had asked other states to follow the Haryana slogan of “Shauchalya Nahin to Dulhan Nahin”.
The Nirmal Bharat Campaign would formally be launched after finalisation of details within next two-three weeks, h…
Saudi closes embassy in Cairo following protests By sagarmedia on April 29, 2012


Saudi Arabia closed its Cairo embassy and recalled its ambassador following protests over a detained Egyptian human rights lawyer.
The unexpected escalation followed days of protests by hundreds of Egyptians outside the Saudi Embassy in Cairo and consulates in other cities to demand the release of Ahmed el-Gezawi. Relatives and human rights groups say he was detained for allegedly insulting the kingdom’s monarch. Saudi authorities denied that and said he was arrested for trying to smuggle anti-anxiety drugs into the oil-rich kingdom. It was worst diplomatic tiff between the two regional powerhouses since Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries broke off diplomatic ties with Egypt after it signed a peace deal with Israel in 1979. Diplomatic relations were restored in 1987. El-Gezawi’s case has revived long-standing resentment over the treatment of Egyptians working in Saudi, …
The Syrian unrest suicide bombing in Damascus By sagarmedia on April 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment | Edit Iran on Saturday condemned a deadly suicide bombing in Damascus, charging that such “terrorist actions” were the work of foreign governments that wanted to arm the Syrian opposition.Iran “condemns terrorist act that resulted in killing and injuring Syrian people and also condemns foreign intervention,” the deputy foreign minister in charge of Arab and African affairs, Hossein Amirabdolahian, said in a statement posted on his ministry’s website.”The parties who back sending weapons to Syria are responsible for killing innocent people. Some parties, by sending weapons and (committing) terrorist actions in this country, are pursuing their own specific goals,” he said. State media said at least 11 people died and 28 were wounded in yesterday’s suicide bombing which hit worshippers leaving a mosque after the main weekly prayers.The Britain-based Syrian O…
The Syrian unrest suicide bombing in Damascus By sagarmedia on April 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment | Edit Iran on Saturday condemned a deadly suicide bombing in Damascus, charging that such “terrorist actions” were the work of foreign governments that wanted to arm the Syrian opposition.Iran “condemns terrorist act that resulted in killing and injuring Syrian people and also condemns foreign intervention,” the deputy foreign minister in charge of Arab and African affairs, Hossein Amirabdolahian, said in a statement posted on his ministry’s website.”The parties who back sending weapons to Syria are responsible for killing innocent people. Some parties, by sending weapons and (committing) terrorist actions in this country, are pursuing their own specific goals,” he said. State media said at least 11 people died and 28 were wounded in yesterday’s suicide bombing which hit worshippers leaving a mosque after the main weekly prayers.The Britain-based Syrian O…
China launches two navigation satellites By sagarmedia on April 29, 2012 |
BEIJING: China on Monday successfully launched two more satellites for its proposed Beidou global navigation and positioning network being built to counter the US Global Position System (GPS).
With the two, China has so far launched 13 satellites to form part of the Beidou system.
The Beidou-2 satellites, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the south-western province of Sichuan, was boosted by a Long March-3B carrier rocket and has entered the scheduled orbit, the centre said in a statement.
It is the first time China has launched two navigation satellites with one rocket, and the two satellites will help to improve the accuracy of the Beidou, or Compass system, it said.
China will launch three more satellites for the Beidou network this year and a global satellite positioning and navigation system will be completed in 2020 with more than 30 orbiters, it said.
Joint Statement on the Fifth India-Japan Energy Dialogue April 30, 2012

H.E. Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India and H.E. Mr. Yukio Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan held the 5th meeting of the India-Japan Energy Dialogue on April 30, 2012 in New Delhi. Senior officials of the relevant ministries and departments of both countries participated in the discussions. The two sides welcomed the progress achieved so far in the four previous rounds of the Energy Dialogue and in the deliberations of the various Working Groups. They appreciated the sector-specific discussions by experts of both India and Japan and the progress made in various areas of cooperation.

2. The two sides reached a common recognition that it is important for the two countries to cooperate with each other in the energy efficiency and conservation sector, and welcomed that the meeting of “Energy Efficiency and Conservation Working Group” unde…
Monday, 30 April 2012
A WORD OF CAUTION FOR INDIA A recent addition to my personal library is a glossy, picture book titled – “100 CITIES OF THE WORLD : A journey through the most fascinating cities around the globe.” As I glanced through the Contents listing the hundred, Continent-wise, I was struck by the fact that India’s capital, Delhi, was not included in this list. The two Indian cities mentioned in the Asian tally of twenty two were Kolkata and Mumbai. For Indian readers, a more interesting addition to my library this week is a thought provoking book by Ruchir Sharma, head of Emerging Market Equities and Global Macro at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. In this book titled Breakout Nations, the author, who is based in New York, affirms that “the astonishingly rapid growth over the last decade of the world’s celebrated emerging markets is coming to an end. The era of easy money and easy growth is over. China, in particul…

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Greek ruling coalition in fix

Leader of the largest party in the ruling coalition in Greece has said that there will be no new taxes, in an apparent attempt to win back support.Head of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, or PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos was talking to his party on Saturday ahead of the nation's parliamentary election on May 6th.

Austerity measures introduced to rebuild the Greek economy and its fiscal system have made the ruling coalition unpopular and the opposition is gaining support.Opinion polls suggest that the two parties in the ruling coalition are expected to lose many of their seats in parliament and may not be able to secure a majority.
A coalition partner promises to increase the guaranteed minimum amount of pension to win back support.
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Malaysian opposition rallies on election fraud.

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, demanding political reforms.Protesters rallied in squares in the central part of the capital on Saturday, and then marched along the streets, calling for clean politics.Police blocked the roads and used tear gas and water cannons to stop the protesters. Some demonstrators were arrested.One of the protesters said the public is tired of corruption and rigged elections.

Opposition parties are stepping up criticism of the ruling coalition that has governed Malaysia for more than half a century. They accuse the Malay-led coalition of vote buying and other election fraud.

Tension between the ruling and opposition blocs is growing amid speculation that Prime Minister Najib Razak may soon dissolve parliament for a snap election.