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The Directorate of Film Festivals of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is organizing the 61st National Film Festival from 29th June to 2nd July 2014 at the Siri Fort Auditoriums, New Delhi. The Inauguration function would be held in the presence of Dr. Mohan Agashe, Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar, Amruta Subhash and Pranjal Dua. The details of the inauguration function are stated below:
June 29th 2014
Siri Fort Auditorium II, New Delhi
NDA govt/LG pushing Delhi towards chaos
From: Media Cell AAP <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun, 29 Jun ’14 4:17p
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Sunday, June 29
The BJP-led NDA’s central government and the Lieutenant Governor, through whom it is controlling Delhi, both need to tell the people of the national capital, with whom does the buck stop for the current chaotic situation in the city which has virtually thrown life out of gear.
People are being subjected to endless harassment in all spheres of life – ranging from rapidly deteriorating law and order situation reflected in the alleged rape of two foreign nationals, widespread confusion in admission to various colleges of the Delhi University, complete failure of the corrupt and inefficient Municipal Corporations of Delhi in saving innocent lives due to collapse of unsafe buildings and the inability of the union power ministry and city authorities in ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply in this torrid heat.
The absence of an elected government in Delhi is being used as an excuse by the BJP-led government to run it without any accountability and through the LG, the central government is trying mindless experiments to play with lives of the people.
The Aam Aadmi Party questions the mysterious silence of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues, MPs of his party representing Delhi in Parliament and the LG on the current sorry state of affairs in the national capital.
RAPE OF TWO FOREIGN NATIONALS :
The latest shameful incident of the alleged rape of two foreign nationals from the African continent in South Delhi raises serious questions on the law and order situation in the capital. The union home ministry, which controls Delhi Police cannot escape the responsibility on why such horrific incidents repeatedly take place.
Prime Minister Modi, who had made women safety as one of his key election promises during the Lok Sabha campaign cannot look the other way now when such incidents are taking place right under his nose.
The endless hoardings with Mr Modi’s photograph prominently displaying the slogan – Bahut hua naari par atyachar, abki baar Modi sarkar – are still fresh in public memory.
The AAP would like to remind Mr Modi about the speech he gave at Meerut on February 2, during his election campaign. Mr Modi had said :“Delhi needs to be seen as a global city but in the last few days, the kind of language and actions that are being seen, our head is bowed in shame. A few days ago women from Africa were ill treated. This is condemnable.”
What does Mr Modi have to say now, when his government is responsible for the national capital ? Not only Mr Modi, his cabinet colleagues who used to proactively blog about all the issues, seem to have suddenly gone silent.
DELHI UNIVERSITY FIASCO :
The way the entire issue of rolling back the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) has been handled by the DU authorities and the University Grants Commission, shows there was no application of mind in dealing with the situation.
The students have gone through a nightmare and it is shameful that they had to adopt the path of protests to get every single issue sorted out, including their latest demand of continuation of the B.tech courses.
Not only did the DU and UGC expose their unprofessional functioning, but the human resources development ministry must also own up its share of blame for its poor approach in dealing with the situation.
The DU vice-chancellor and the UGC chairman must immediately step down from the positions owning moral responsibility for the mess created by them and in case they do not do so, the Chancellor and the Visitor must intervene to show them the door for allowing political interference and undermining the autonomy of their institutions.
UPSC ASPIRANTS DEMAND :
The NDA government behaved almost identically to its predecessor the UPA, in dealing with the UPSC aspirants, peacefully protesting for their demand of the scrapping of the civil service aptitude test, which in their view discriminates against students from Hindi medium.
It was extremely shocking that the government allowed four metro stations of central Delhi to be shut, instead of calling the students for talks.
The AAP demands that the growing unrest among the students about the linguistic barriers needs constructive reforms on an urgent basis. The value of Hindi and other Indian languages as medium of UPSC examination cannot be simply eliminated.
ATTEMPTS TO SCUTTLE CAG AUDIT OF DISCOMS :
Even six months after the Arvind Kejriwal government had ordered the CAG audit of private power distribution companies (discoms), the three discoms are denying access of their account books to the CAG, despite the fact that all their desperate attempts so far to stall the audit have been completely unsuccessful.
It is a matter of shame that now the CAG has been forced to ask the Delhi administration (particularly the LG) to be proactive in ensuring that the discoms do not create any further hurdle in their audit.
The reluctance of the former Shiela Dikshit government in ordering the CAG audit of discoms was understandable, since her Congress government was a partner in the loot done by these discoms.
Her government allowed the discoms to raise electricity tarrifs repeatedly and gave away the government resources to them at throwaway prices.
What is shocking is the behaviour of the union power minister Mr Piyush Goyal. Not only his government miserably failed in ending the long power cuts in the peak summer season, but his entire thrust seems to be on saving the interests of discoms at the cost of common people.
The AAP would like to tell the union power minister Mr Piyush Goyal that the discoms are not providing any charity service to the people of Delhi and they need not be treated with kid gloves.
The role of the central government and the LG is not merely advisory in this matter and the AAP demands that in accordance with the provisions of the existing law, they need to deal sternly with the erring discoms.
It is the right of the people to know the results of the audit, which will result in electricity tariffs coming down in Delhi, and the central government and the LG should not fail in their constitutional duty.
BUILDING COLLPASE IN NORTH DELHI
The collapse of an old building in Inderlok (North Delhi) on Saturday is a gross example of the state of affairs in the BJP ruled Municipal Corporations. Not only are these corporations a den of corruption, but their nexus with builders mafia is common knowledge.
The silence of the BJP on the loss of innocent lives due to the collapse of this dilapidated structure is only a reflection of the insensitivity of this party towards the issues facing the people of the city.
The AAP demands a judicial probe into how the building collapse took place to find out the reality and fix responsibility by ensuring exemplary punishment for those guilty of lapses that led to this unpardonable incident.
The inquiry announced by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation is meaningless and will serve no purpose since the corporation which is itself responsible for the safety of buildings in its jurisdiction cannot be expected to come out with a fair and impartial finding.
AAP Media Cell
29 06 2014
China and Myanmar has vow to co-operate in trade, energy and infrastructure as per the agreement reached between the two countries.Cooperation agreement reached between the two countries on visit of President of Myanmar state visit from 27 June to 30 June at the invitation of Chinese premier.
Furthe Li said China will work to build economy corridor with relevant countries China, Bangladesh Myanmar,,India to strengthen economic. trade under One belt One road.Silk route of ages is new reality.
Silk road Economic belt Are the concept put forth by Chinese President.
29 06 2014
The sixth seeded Indian, who had won the India Open Grand Prix Gold earlier this year, prevailed 21-18 21-11 in a 43-minute contest which left her richer by USD 56,000.
The 24-year-old Saina, who enjoyed a 1-0 head-to-head record against Marin going into Sunday’s match, logged the first point and displayed some deft net play against her rival, stroking in some delectably timed volleys to take a 5-2 lead in the opening game.
But the 21-year-old Marin was not the one to give up easily and showed just why she is considered one of the most feisty players on the circuit.
She narrowed the gap to 6-8 but seemed distinctly out of her comfort zone every time Saina dragged her towards the net.
Also, Marin didn’t help her cause by committing a service error to gift an easy point to Saina, who went into the interval leading 11-7 after an intriguing rally which ended with the Spaniard smashing the shuttle wide.
Marin raised her game and the decibel levels after the break but Saina was quick to counter-attack and returned her rival’s attempted smashes with quiet intensity.
In between, Marin played some fine strokes but they never came consistently enough as Saina made it 17-12.
Marin’s dogged determination was there to be seen in every point she played for but that alone was never going to be enough to upstage a composed Saina.
The Indian, who didn’t seem affected at all by Marin’s aggressive outpouring of emotions after every claimed point, sealed the opening game 21-18 after her world number 11 rival smashed one into the net 23 minutes into the match.
In the second game, Marin’s determination helped her take a 3-1 lead to start with but it was not too long before Saina came back into the fray, this time on the back of some well-placed strokes from the baseline.
Perhaps taking a cue from Marin, Saina too let some emotion show as she clenched her fist and shouted ‘come on’ after every clinched point.
But one of her screams came about in the middle of a rally, prompting Marin to complain to the chair umpire, who merely asked her to continue.
The distraction didn’t do any good to Marin as Saina raced to a 11-4 lead against the Spaniard, who looked to be in disarray.
After the interval, Saina kept up the pressure, regularly inducing errors from Marin, who struggled to maintain the intensity she displayed in the opening game.
Dominating the proceedings, Saina produced some of her trademark smashes to further demoralise her rival, whose shoulders had dropped by that stage.
But there was to be some moments of drama before the win came about. Leading 19-9, Saina challenged a line call that went against her but replays showed that the shuttle had in fact landed wide.
The Indian made another mistake while playing the very next point as she buried an attempted smash into the net.
But Saina made amends quite quickly and clinched the title after Marin lobbed a shuttle wide.
29 06 2014
Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana
FIFA WC: Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 to reach quarterfinals for 1st time
James Rodriguez hero of Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana on Saturday to reach the World Cup.This is first quarter-finals for Colombia where they will face Brazil. Rodriguez broke the deadlock shortly before the half hour with a breath-taking strike, chesting the ball down and volleying home from 25 yards. The 22-year-old Monaco playmaker added a second early in the second half, sending him to the top of the scorers chart with five goals and confirming his emergence as one of the players of the tournament.
His goals took Colombia into the quarter-finals for the first time, meaning the northern Brazilian city of Fortaleza will turn completely yellow when Jose Pekerman’s side play the hosts on July 4.
Uruguay’s fans sported Suarez masks and brandished banners in support of their wayward star, who flew home to Montevideo on Friday, while his shirt was hung up in the Uruguay changing room.
Rodriguez top scorer of the World Cup scoring charts on five goals and many of Europe´s biggest clubs are looking to sign emerging star. First goal of the tournament as he took the ball down on his chest with his back to goal, make move hitting to goal post. Second was a simple tap in after Juan Cuadrado headed Pablo Armero´s deep cross back into the danger zone.
Colombia will next play Brazil in Fortaleza on Friday in the last eight
29 06 2014
Brazil have squeezed through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup™ on penalties after a tense, thrilling 1-1 draw with Chile at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. Gonzalo Jara hit the post with the decisive kick, while Julio Cesar saved two, to give Brazil a 3-2 win in the shootout and send the valiant Chileans home.
Chile had only made it this far at the World Cup on three previous occasions and, having been beaten by Brazil on each of those, knew that the odds and omens were heavily stacked against them. The early stages of the match suggested that this one, too, would closely follow that historical pattern, with Marcelo snatching on an early half-cleared corner to curl in a powerful left-foot shot that flashed just wide of the left-hand post.
It was a signal of intent from the hosts and, after seeing penalty appeals turned down at both ends, the Mineirao crowd were able to cheer a Seleção opener after 18 minutes. Neymar was its architect, curling in an inswinging corner from the left that was bundled home from close range by David Luiz – with a little help from Jara – after Thiago Silva had won the initial near-post header.
Brazil were in the ascendancy and, with the fans buoyant, Neymar almost doubled their lead on 26 minutes, outpacing Gary Medel on a surge into the box only to drag his left-foot shot wide of the far post. All that positive work was soon to be undone, though, with Chile levelling six minutes later due to a moment of defensive slackness.
Hulk and Marcelo were the guilty parties, with their poorly executed throw-in routine near the byline allowing Eduardo Vargas to steal in and square for Alexis Sanchez. Unmarked and scarcely able to believe his luck, the Barcelona winger had time and space to pick his spot and duly measured a low-right foot shot into the far corner of the net from 12 yards.
Moments of hesitancy at the back continued to plague Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side, but they remained the game’s most positive attacking force and came close to re-establishing their lead on three more occasions prior to the break. First, after good play down the right by Dani Alves and Oscar, Neymar saw his goal-bound header deflected wide, then Fred shot over from close range and a 30-yard Alves effort forced a fine tip-over from Claudio Bravo.
The Seleção fans continued to roar their heroes forward, but while they were cheering again nine minutes into the second half, Hulk’s effort was ruled out for use of the arm in the build-up to him scuffing the ball home. At the other end, Brazil were indebted to goalkeeper Cesar for a wonderful reflex save, somehow diverting behind a Charles Aranguiz effort that seemed destined for the back of the net.
Chile continued to make life difficult for their hosts and opportunities began to dry up, with Bravo saving well from Neymar and Hulk on the occasions when they did break through. Extra time was therefore called upon to settle the outcome, but after Bravo again denied Hulk and substitute Mauricio Pinilla struck the bar, the stalemate remained.
That left penalties to decide this enthralling contest, and even that was impossible to predict, with Jara ultimately the fall guy after Luiz, Marcelo and Neymar had all found the net for Brazil.
David Luiz put Brazil ahead by putting the Goal onto ball from corner from Neymer at eighteen minutes of the game.
Sanchez does equalizer for Chile.
half time both team scoring each goal are in state of stalemate.
Both team playing with great energy and the skill of team shall help team to gain.
Brazilian Hulk get yellow card as ball touches his ball which gets in goal post.
Both Brazil and Chile quick to get possession of the ball making it speedy action oriented game a treat to watch players clashing and colliding.
Stalemate continues in second half and further thirty nib uses game extended but the two teams played wonderful game and could not get to the result favoring either of the two in extended 30minutes.
PenAlity shoots to get the results began.
David score first goal for Brazil in penaLity kick shot.
Second turn of Chile goalless.
Brazil missed third chance.
Chile Sanchuz unable as goalkeeper saves..
Brazil score gaol.
Chile score the gaol.
Brazil unable to score.
Chiles score gaol.
Brazil Neymer score. goal.
Brazil won by penaLity shoot out and moves in quarter finals. Brazil three penaLity to Chile two penaLity shoots gave Brazil win.
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Any Changes in the new Land Acquisition Act is UNACCEPTABLE to People’;s Movements and will Face Stiff RESISTANCE
Consent and SIA Provisions are the Most Important Features of the Act
NDA Government Should Ensure Strict Implementation of the New Act
Ministry of Environment must Back Off from making amendments to the FC and EC Processes
Environment and Development are Matters of Livelihood and Basic Survival
New Delhi, June 28, 2014 : The news that two of the key provisions, ‘;consent’; and ‘;Social Impact Assessment’; of the Right to Fair Compensation, Transparency in Land Acquisition, resettlement and Rehabilitation Act, 2013 is to be amended by the NDA government is completely unacceptable to the people’;s movements and will face tough opposition across the country. It may well be reminded that the new Act was framed in the wake of protests across the nation at places like Nandigram, Singur, Kalinganagar, Kakrapalli, Bhatta Parsaul, where many people died and years of struggle by Narmada Bachao Andolan, Niyamgiri Suraksha Parishad and Anti SEZ protests in Raigarh, Jhajhar for repeal of the colonial act and enactment of a new development planning act marking people’;s participation and provisions for livelihood based R&R.
The consent and SIA provision was introduced to do away with the anomalies in the colonial act, since farmers and those dependent on the land were never consulted or made a participant in the process of development planning. Huge tracts of fertile land were acquired at throw away prices and given to private and public corporations in the name of public purpose and industrialization. The stiff opposition to the land grab has led in past to cancellation of numerous SEZs and other projects and any discussion on the question of land for industrialization has to take in account.
Ministry of Rural Development should work on implementing the Act by drafting the rules for its implementation and get States to do the same. It is shocking that most of these states demanding an amendment have not even bothered to frame the rules for the new Act. As of now, Karnataka and Maharashtra are the only two states who have framed draft rules for the same, how can they demand an amendment?
It will be a retrograde step if we were to go to back to the colonial process of forced land acquisition and no regard for impact of land acquisition on the people, environment and democratic institutions which need to be consulted and their consent taken in the process of SIA. If any amendment has to be made to the act then it needs to be made more stringent in following terms :
1. Consent for the public purpose projects to be mandatory for the government projects too.
2. Limited definition of the ‘;Public Purpose’;. Infrastructure doesn’;t equal development. We have seen how Reliance has been creating infrastructure for nation, they work for profit alone and in the process loot the citizens and arm-twist the government, prime example being Delhi and Mumbai Metro and KG Basin Gas projects ?
3. Mandatory SIA provisions for the irrigation projects as well, given the huge displacement, in case of Sardar Sarovar dam the sword of displacement is hanging on 2.5 lakh people even after three decades.
4. Urgently establish a National resettlement and Rehabilitation Commission to deal with the grievances of 10 crores of people who have sacrificed their land and livelihood in the process of development.
Since, the time NDA government has come to power a slew of changes have been proposed to the existing provisions of environment and forest clearances, as if Ministry of Environment and Forests sole job was to clear projects and allow destruction of forests, wildlife, rivers and so on in the name of development. The government seems to be in a hurry but this mandate from people need not be confused as a license to trample upon the rights of the people and tinker with the existing laws which are to protect life, livelihood and environment.
NAPM calls upon progressive forces, people’;s movements and political parties to join this fight against corporate loot of the natural resources at the cost of livelihood of the millions. The corporate designs of loot of the natural resources will not be allowed to succeed by the people’;s movements and every move will be resisted by the farmers, workers, fisherfolks, forest dwellers, adivasis, urban poor of this country. The NDA government will do itself good to remember that the power of people have forced radical changes and overthrown parties from power in past, the good days will not last forever!
Medha Patkar – Narmada Bachao Andolan – National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM); Prafulla Samantara – Lok Shakti Abhiyan, Lingraj Azad – Niyamgiri Suraksha Parishad, NAPM, Odisha; Dr. Sunilam, Aradhna Bhargava – Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, NAPM, MP; Gautam Bandopadhyay – Nadi Ghati Morcha, NAPM, Chhattisgarh; Suniti SR, Suhas Kolhekar, Prasad Bagwe – NAPM, Maharashtra; Gabriel Dietrich, Geetha Ramakrishnan – Unorganised Sector Workers Federation, NAPM, TN; C R Neelakandan – NAPM Kerala; Saraswati Kavula, P Chennaiah – NAPM Andhra Pradesh, B S Rawat – Jan Sangharsh Vahini, Rajendra Ravi, Sunita Rani, Madhuresh Kumar, Seela M – NAPM, Delhi; Arundhati Dhuru, Richa Singh, Nandlal Master – NAPM, UP; Sister Celia – Domestic Workers Union, Maj. Gen (Retd) Sudhir Vombatkere – NAPM, Karnataka; Sumit Wanjale – Ghar Bachao, Ghar Banao Andolan, NAPM, Mumbai; Manish Gupta – Jan Kalyan Upbhokta Samiti, NAPM, UP; Vimal Bhai – Matu Jan sangathan, NAPM, Uttarakhand; Vilas Bhongade – Gosikhurd Prakalpgrast Sangharsh Samiti, NAPM, Maharashtra; Ramashray Singh – Ghatwar Adivasi Mahasabha, Jharkhand; Anand Mazhgaonkar, Krishnakant – Paryavaran Suraksh Samiti, NAPM Gujarat; Kamayani Swami, Ashish Ranjan – Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan, NAPM Bihar; Mahendra Yadav – Kosi Navnirman Manch, NAPM Bihar
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