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US and EU have advised Israel to drop its plans to construct an additional 450 settlement homes in the West Bank, warning that failure to do so would further destabilize the situation in the region and diminish prospects for peace. On Friday, Israel announced tenders to build new settlements on the Palestinian territories in a move that has been deemed illegal under international law. In particular, the announced projects include 156 units in Elkana, 114 homes in Geva Binyamin, 102 in Kiryat Araba, and 78 in Alfei Menashe, according to Jerusalem Post. Some of those tenders are being reissued, however, since contractors refused to take many of the projects in the past. If Israel proceeds with construction, it will become “an obstacle to peace,” the European Union said in a statement. In addition, it will further “undermine the viability of the two-state solution.” “Israel should reverse these decisions, thereby putting an end t…
E. Ukraine militia ‘ready to withdraw’ heavy artillery from separation line The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics are ready to pull back heavy artillery from the line separating militia-held territories from those under Kiev’s control in compliance with the Minsk agreement, according to a joint statement made by top officials of the republics on Friday. The statement said they will withdraw weapons if Kiev is ready to do to the same, adding that the only thing remaining is to“set the date.” The statement was made during talks between Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deynego, the Donbass representatives at the Minsk negotiations. The Minsk document adopted by Kiev and the opposition in September also includes a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

Twelve countries across globe and almost all the states of India to participate in mega event of National School of Drama 's 17 Bharat Rang Mahotsav, to be held in Delhi from February 1st to 18th February, 2015.

12 countries from around the world and almost all the states of India to participate in National School of Drama’s 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, to be held in Delhi from February 1st to 18th New Delhi, January 28, 2015: At a time when the world is getting increasingly divided and fragmented, National School of Drama, one of the foremost theatre training institutions in the world, is attempting to send out a strong message of bringing people together with its flagship theatre festival, Bharat Rang Mahotsav. The 17th edition of the festival has been conceptualized and designed with the theme of ‘Breaking Borders’…

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Contact: Gaelle Gourmelon, For more information: Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends in global plastic production
and recycling 
Delhi polls: EC now starts monitoring press conferencesJanuary 29, 2015 sk The Election Commission has started monitoring even the press conferences of political parties in addition to the public meetings and rallies. Representatives from poll panel will attend press conferences to check what is spoken there and if anything may be violative of the Model Code of Conduct. The move is aimed at keeping the poll watchdog abreast itself of the developments amid allegations and counter allegations being levelled by political parties. Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer Chandra Bhushan Kumar said that the idea is that when someone complains, we also have evidence with us to verify the allegations.
Anna Hazare to launch fresh agitation on Lokpal29012015 >
Jan 29
Social activist Anna Hazare has said that he will launch a fresh stir against the Narendra Modi government as it has failed to fulfill the promises on bringing back black money and appointing a Lokpal. He was talking to reporters at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra last evening. Criticising the Narendra Modi government, Hazare said, people will teach it a lesson. He said, the government is not serious on the issue of corruption which is why an agitation will be launched once again on Lokpal, Land Acquisition Act and black money.
Hazare, however, refused to be drawn into the ongoing political slug-fest between Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and BJP’s Kiran Bedi. Asked about his views on Kejriwal and Bedi, who are Chief Ministerial candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections, Hazare said he would not talk about politics.
Packaging of foodgrains & sugar in jute material to be mandatory

Packaging of food grains and sugar in jute material will be mandatory. It will be minimum of 90 per cent of production in case of food grains and 20 per cent for sugar. The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA. The decision will help the jute sector which generates a lot of livelihoods for farmers and workers. 

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA, has approved providing financial support to the Jute Corporation of India, JCI. The subsidy will be provided subsidy to JCI on a continuous basis to off-set the losses on account of Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations . The quantum of subsidy will include the difference between the Purchase and Sale Price of MSP Raw Jute. 

Besides, the CCEA also cleared a proposal of HDFC Bank Limited for maintaining the permissible foreign holding in the bank up to 74 per cent of the total paid up capital. The bank has also been permitted for is…
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI NEW DELHI  – INCONTRI IN BIBLIOTECA Le regioni d’Italia al cinema/ Italian Regions in Cinema & Dal libro al cinema/From Book to Film DOUBLE BILL Saturday, 31st January 2015 at 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. Dal Libro al Cinema: Andrea Camilleri From Book to Film : Andrea Camilleri La scomparsa di Pato′/ The vanishing of Pato′ Giallo / Detective 2010, 105 min. Regista / Director: Rocco Mortelliti CastNino FrassicaMaurizio CasagrandeNeri MarcorèAlessandra MortellitiFlavio Bucci Sicilia, 1890. Nella piazza del paese di Vigata si sta celebrando il Venerdì Santo con la rappresentazione del “Mortorio”, la Passione di Cristo. I personaggi sono interpretati dagli abitanti del paese e il ruolo di Giuda è stato affidato all’integerrimo e irreprensibile ragioniere di banca Antonio Patò. Tuttavia, giunti al culmine della rappresentazione proprio con l’impiccagione di Giud
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