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All Corruption No Governance Railways, German, LPG, Drugs, FCI

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November15, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh ravinderinvent@gmail.com

Close on heals scores of deaths for nth time Chhattisgarh due to
Infections in Hospitals, Spurious Drugs, Un-sterilized Surgical
Instruments, Simple Greed leading to all Vasectomy Operations had not
made the state government vigilant enough to take preventive action,
in the latest case Drug Supplier Simply had no Drug Manufacturing
Facility but was getting state government orders on regular basis – it
is reported that –.

Indian Railways had preferred to Place ORDER on Private Companies who
neither Has Design or Testing or Manufacturing Facility and Experience
worth Rs. Thousands of Crores. This perhaps led to Shunting of Railway
Minister to lesser important department.

But what is common in both is that Rail Coach Factories are located in
Non BJP states Punjab and Tamil Nadu so BJP missing out on GDP growth
and profits.

I had for five years wanted GoI to import 20,000 Double Decker Coaches
to replace standard Coaches Under Some Long Term Foreign Aid.

Indian Railways have Ready Design of Double Decker Coaches just want
ORDERS, and in such situation placing Orders on Private Companies is
most unfortunate.

It was Most Unfortunate that Education Minister of India Cut the
German Language course taken by 80,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas School
Children under Foreign Aid and Forcing them to take Sanskrit instead.

It is alright if some States where Sanskrit is spoken by people it
should be recognized as third language after Hindi and English but
applying to Kendriya Vidyalayas spread all over India is most stupid.

LPG subsidy distribution through Cash Transfer is MISCHIEF of Sam
Pitroda who wanted to introduce Mobile Phones based Cash Transfer
system and wanted to engage his Company.

I was procuring Various Gases for a Power Station in 1975 – each
Cylinder Had a Number – these days BAR CODE is applicable for sale of
most Consumer Goods could have been applied to LPG Cylinder Marketing
easily. This is ACCURATE & RELIABLE way to Distribute & Take Back LPG
Cylinders. Cash Transfer doesn’t Curb PILFERAGE & DIVERSION Of LPG for
Commercial Use.

FCI instead of Silos built Brick Rooms to store Grains in Bags, which
is most inefficient and unsafe storing of foods and totally manual in
loading and unloading.

Farmers Storing Processing & Marketing of Foods would reduce Wastes
and Ensure FRESH grade supply of foods.

Ravinder Singh, National General Secretary.
Sabka Bharat Mission 2019
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi -110016
Ph: 9650421857, 9718280435
Sabkabharatmission2019@gmail.com





‘Rethinking the Nehru Legacy: The Long Twentieth Century’

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Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

cordially invites you to a Conference

at 9.00 am on Monday-Tuesday, 17-18 November, 2014

in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building

on

‘Rethinking the Nehru Legacy:

The Long Twentieth Century’

 

Our commemoration takes the form of a reflection on Nehru and his world. His universe obviously included India, but it embraced all of humanity. As he shaped India in so many different ways over more than five decades, he was aware, more than most of his generation, that it was an India in the world, not an India locked into itself. He ceaselessly reflected upon how this particular was related to an universal and how they shaped each other. Perhaps India itself provided a model of it, of how the immense multiplicity within India could constitute the larger entity, which he summed up in the formula, “unity in diversity.” To this end, the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library is hosting a series of three events, each with a distinct focus and thematic coherence.  This conference will be the third of the event in the series.  This would not be specific to India, although India would obviously not be excluded. It will be a reflection on the entire century, from 1914 to 1991 if dates have to be given, and the legacy into the twenty-first century. It should not be specific to Nehru either. It should be conceived as an examination of the universes he occupied and from which he drew so much sustenance, without constantly relating it to Nehru’s thought and action. It would embrace all the big questions of the day, which engaged Nehru’s attention, as it did that of everyone else who reflected on the human condition. The principal themes would be the usual ones of democracy and nationalism, war and barbarism, science and religion, the division and the integration of the world, and finally on utopia and dystopia. It should be left to scholars to range freely on subjects of their choice with the one constraint, that they should not limit themselves to one small issue. As a tribute to Nehru it should be large and grand in vision and accomplishment.  All are open events and aim to provide a platform for original and creative scholars to share their approaches with us.

 

Programme Schedule:                              Monday, 17th November, 2014

 

 

9.00 am. – 9.05 am.

 

 

 

Opening Remarks and Welcome:

Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan,

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,

New Delhi.

 

9.05 am.- 10.05 am.

 

 

 

Session I

 

Chair:

 

Prof. Madhavan K. Palat,

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund,

New Delhi.

Speaker:

Prof. Sunil Khilnani,

India Institute,

King’s College, London, UK.

‘Nehru and the Making of Asia’s futures

 

 

 

10.05 am.- 10.25 am.

Tea Break

 

10.25 am.– 11.25  pm.

 

                                      Session II

Chair:

 

 

 

Dr. Ashok Desai,

Author and Commentator,

New Delhi.

Speaker:

 

Prof. Madhavan K. Palat,

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund,

New Delhi.

‘Nationalism:

Universal, composite and unitary’

 

11.25 pm. – 11.45 pm.

 

 

 

11.45 am. – 12.45 pm

 

Tea Break

 

 

 

Session III

 

 

Chair:

 

Mr. Anil Nauriya,

NMML.

Speaker:

Prof. Andre Beteille,

Delhi School of Economics and National Research Professor, Government of India.

‘The Pursuit of Equality’

12.45 pm. – 1.45 pm.

Lunch

 

 

1.45 pm. – 2.45 pm.

 

 

 

Session IV

 

Chair:

 

  

 

   Speaker:

Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan,

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,

New Delhi.

 

Dr. Ashok Desai,

Author and Commentator,

New Delhi.

‘From Jailbird to Ruler:

Nehru’s precipitate initiation’

 

 

 

2.45 pm. – 3.05 pm.

 

3.05 pm. – 4.05 pm.

 

 

Chair:

 

 

 

Speaker:

Tea Break

 

Session V

 

 

Dr. Rashmi Pant,

NMML.

Mr. Anil Nauriya,

NMML.

‘Nehru, Gandhi and the Cabinet Mission:

A debate revisited’

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014

 

 

9.00 am. – 10.00 am.

Session VI

 

 

 

Chair:

Ms. Vrinda Grover,

NMML.

 

Speaker:

Mr. Dinesh C. Sharma,

Journalist and Author,

New Delhi.

‘Nehru and the Computer Revolution:

Foundations and Transitions’

 

 

10.00 am. – 10.20 am.

Tea Break

 

 

10. 20 am. -11.20 am.

Session VII

 

Chair:

 

 

 

Speaker:

 

 

Mr. T. N. Ninan,

Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow,

New Delhi.

Prof. Pulapre Balakrishnan,

Centre for Development Studies,

Thirvananthapuram, Kerala.

‘Nehru and the Economy:

A twenty-first century view’

 

 

11.20 am. – 11.40 am.

Tea Break

 

 

11.40 am. – 12.40 pm.

Session VIII

 

 

Chair:

 

Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan,

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,

New Delhi.

 

 

 

Speaker:

 

 

 

 

 

12.40 pm. – 1.40 pm.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Arupjyoti Saikia,

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

‘Assam, Nehru and the Making of India’s Eastern Frontier 1946-1950s’

 

 

Lunch

1.40 pm. – 2.40 pm.

Session IX

 

 

 

Chair:

 

 

 

Speaker:

 

Prof. Madhavan Palat,

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund,

New Delhi.

 

Dr. Srinath Raghavan,

Centre for Policy Research,

New Delhi.

‘Nehru’s India in a Changing World:

Foreign and security policy in the early years’

 

 

 

2. 40 pm. – 3. 00 pm.

Tea Break

 

 

3.00 pm. – 4.00 pm.

Session X

 

 

Chair:

Dr. Rakhee Kalita Moral,

NMML.

 

Speaker:

Prof. Sajal Nag,

NMML.

‘Nehru and the Northeast:

Discovery, ideas and the imagination for a borderland’

 

4.00 pm.:

Concluding Session





G20 summit: Repatriation of black money kept abroad is a priority, PM Modi

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The black money kept abroad is not only headache for India but it is global problem,developing nations where the rule of one party or one man exits the problem takes national dimensions and the peace of the country gets jeopardized. An international awareness to quell this this political epidemic would make the nation be govern in right earnestness. Rich becomes richer and poor tends to be more poor. Modi has taken bold initiative to fight this evil from the apex level.Thus Prime Minister Narendra Modi at G 20 summit on Saturday unequivocally said that repatriation of black money kept abroad is a “priority” for his government, as he sought close global coordination to achieve this objective.

Raising the black money issue at an informal meeting of leaders of the five-nation BRICS bloc, Modi set the tone on this key issue ahead of the G20 summit in the wake of his commitment to bring back every penny of black money stashed abroad.

“Repatriation of black money kept abroad is a key priority for us,” Modi told the BRICS leaders.

Calling for close coordination on the issue of black money kept abroad, Modi also said this unaccounted money is also linked to security challenges. As India makes attempts to retrieve the black money, the Prime Minister has already made it clear that close cooperation to retrieve the black money from abroad is a key issue for him.

 G20 host Australia on Friday vowed a “very aggressive” crackdown on tax avoidance. India is also seeking strong action by the G20 industrialized and emerging economies against tax havens. “A key issue for me would be to highlight the importance of international cooperation against black money,” Modi had said, as he is set to renew the country’s commitment at the G20 summit to a global response to deal with cross border tax avoidance and evasion.

India is also expected to urge the G20 to pressure tax havens into revealing more information on black money from India to help retrieve this illegal money.reports PTI





BSE SUPPORTS LORD LOOMBA’S CRUSADE FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF POOR WIDOWS

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BSE SUPPORTS LORD LOOMBA’S CRUSADE FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF POOR WIDOWS

CSR conference honors organizations supporting the upcoming 1260km-long walk from Mumbai to Bangalore by UK lawyer Chris Parsons to raise funds for poor widows in India

 


MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 15, 2014: The Loomba Foundation, a UN accredited global NGO working for the cause of poor widows and their children, and BSE Ltd. (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.), Asia’s first and India’s fastest  Stock Exchange with response time of 200 microseconds, today hosted a conference entitled ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: Empowering Poor Widows in India’. The event encouraged corporate India to channelize their mandatory 2% Corporate Social Responsibility provision in the new Companies Act for the benefit of impoverished widows.

 

In his message, Sh. Devendra Fadnavis, the honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, who has earlier also served as Nagpur’s youngest municipal corporator and India’s second-youngest mayor, and has been the recipient of the Best Commonwealth Parliamentarian Award, said, “My government is committed to improve socio-economic status of those who are downtrodden and poor. Especially we are planning to roll out development initiatives for empowering destitute, widows, and single women by setting up support centers. I am touched by the work The Loomba Foundation has been doing in empowering poor widows and their children. I am sure, with the help social organizations and institutions we will take up this challenge of building social infrastructure. My best wishes to your social endeavor.”

 

The Chief Guest from UK, Rt. Hon. Dr. Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade, UK, said, “Besides Mrs. Veena Loomba, who needs no introduction, others such as educationist Asha Khemka, entrepreneur Priya Lakhani, Ranjana Bell of Northumbria Police and artistic director Bisakha Sarker are just few women of Indian-origin who are very well regarded in the UK for their immense contributions. Women in India are breaking the glass ceiling across banking, petroleum, technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, FMCG, and other industries which is amazing. India’s new Company Law will further help restore this balance in gender diversity by mandating appointment of a woman director. Why then, in a world of meritocracy, should a woman be bereaved of the wonderful opportunities of growth merely because she lost a husband? I am encouraged to see so many corporate leaders here today – I hope you will come forward to join hands with The Loomba Foundation in their crusade to provide equal opportunities and basic human rights to widows and their children. I also wish luck to Chris Parsons for his walk marathons in India early January to raise funds for the cause of widows.”

 

Welcoming the guests, Mr. S. Ramadorai, Chairman, BSE Ltd., said, “India has one of the oldest traditions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) where doing charity, or daan, is an integral part of our culture and way of life. Similarly, CSR at BSE is also aligned with its tradition of creating wealth in the community. In the last 140 years, BSE has helped India create a market capitalization of over $1.5 trillion and this year the S&P BSE Sensex has emerged as the world champion in performance among the world’s top ten stock markets. I am sure that as stakeholders of BSE, our contributions can make a significant impact on the lives of widows and children, giving them an opportunity to secure a better future.” During the International Widows Day gala at the House of Lords in London on June 23, Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE Ltd., and a patron of The Loomba Foundation, had announced that BSE will host this joint conference in Mumbai to help create awareness for the cause of widows.

 

Lord Raj Loomba CBE, Founder and Chairman Trustee of The Loomba Foundation, who was recently conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the United Nations Association of New York, said, “Our Foundation has held several events to create global awareness on the plight and unmet needs of the widows, but this is perhaps the biggest contingent of business leaders I have ever seen at a single place to show solidarity for the cause. I am deeply indebted to the BSE for making this possible. In January, The Loomba Foundation’s goodwill ambassador, and internationally renowned corporate finance lawyer, Chris Parsons, will be back in Mumbai to walk 30 marathons in 30 days covering a distance of 1260km from The Gateway of India to Bangalore via Goa, Mangalore and Mysore. He has already raised over 10% of his targeted $1million funds for empowering poor widows in India through this walk. I request each one of you to spare a few hours to join and encourage Chris in at least one of his 30 marathons.” The event honored donors, supporters and organizations that have already pledged their support to Chris Parsons’ Walk For Widows including Tata Consultancy Services, Apollo Hospitals’ Billion Hearts Beating and PepsiCo’s Gatorade.

 

A highlight of the conference was the launch of a project of 500 sewing machines in Mumbai jointly by The Loomba Foundation’s trustee Mrs. Shamin Lalji, and patron Padamshri Sh. Vikramjit Singh Sahni, to help widows become self-sufficient by giving them a means of earning income. Members of Parliament from the Indian and British governments including Rt. Hon. Lord Dholakia PC OBE DL, Trustee of the Loomba Foundation and Liberal Democrats Deputy Leader, House of Lords, and benefactors and dignitaries from both countries were also present at the event, alongside Mr. Pankaj Modi from Gandhinagar, and Mr. Jaykumar Parekh, member of the Advisory Council of The Loomba Foundation. Senior representatives of hundreds of BSE-listed companies, mutual funds, brokers, investment bankers, insurance companies, analysts, underwriters, and regulators were also invited for the event. Harjiv Singh, trustee of The Loomba Foundation, and Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Gutenberg Communications, delivered the vote of thanks.

 

ABOUT THE LOOMBA FOUNDATION

The Loomba Foundation was established by Raj Loomba CBE and his wife Veena in the UK in 1997. It promotes fundamental freedoms and human rights of widows and their children around the world, raising awareness of the gross injustices widows face and seeking to remove stigmas associated with widowhood.

The Loomba Foundation declared 23rd June as International Widows Day at the House of Lords in May, 2005. The Foundation also published a comprehensive Research Study on widows worldwide and the first edition of was presented to the UN Secretary General, HE Ban Ki Moon on 22nd June, 2010 followed by presentations to the President of India and the US Secretary of State. The Foundation collaborates with UN bodies, other NGOs, government officials, human rights advocates and prominent leaders to fight for the over 245 million widows worldwide who suffer prejudice and discrimination.

The Loomba Foundation seeks to bring about gender sensitive reform of national laws and policies, eradicating anti-widow superstitions, traditions, and social practices.  It fosters gender equality and women’s empowerment by implementing poverty-reduction strategies and educational opportunities for widow’s and their children.

You can donate online in eight different currencies to support Chris Parsons’ Walk For Widows: https://www.justgiving.com/Chris-Parsons30/

 

ABOUT BSE Ltd:

Established in 1875, BSE Ltd. (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.), is Asia’s first Stock Exchange and one of India’s leading exchange groups and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualised entity, with a broad shareholder-base which includes two leading global exchanges, Deutsche Bourse and Singapore Exchange as strategic partners. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing. BSE also has a dedicated platform for trading in equities of small-and-medium enterprises (SME). BSE Group provides a host of other services to capital market participants including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education. It has a global reach with customers around the world and a nation-wide presence. BSE systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market segments. Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts as the central counterparty to all trades executed on BSE platform and provides full innovation guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed on the BSE Platform. Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL), a BSE subsidiary of is one of the two central depository services in India. BSE Institute Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of BSE, runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country.





Kejriwal’s Lame Duck Promises Not Enough To Catch Votes

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Kejriwal’s Lame Duck Promises Not Enough To Catch Votes
November16, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh ravinderinvent@gmail.com

AAP-Kejriwal has come up with new agenda having Failed on Most
Critical Issues –

Untreated Hard Water, Bore-wells, Dry Polluted Yamuna River, No Dam &
Flood Prone,  Open Sewage & Drains, Huge Garbage Disposal Problem,
High Cost Unhygienic Supply of Fruits & Vegetables, Quality Power,
Rent Act, Freedom to Develop, Unauthorized Construction, Absence of
Primary Healthcare, High Cost Private Secondary Healthcare, Medicines,
High Cost of Beer & Wine, and Foods at Restaurants, Fraudulently
Raising Pending Bills By Discoms, Congested Roads, Corruption in
Government Functioning including Courts, DERC, and Corporations,
School Education Mess, R&D Hub, High Cost Poor Quality Broadband,
Optic Fiber, IPTV, Street Hawkers, Stray Dogs, Solar Power,
Streetlights, Mobile Towers, Spam Calls, Transport Problems including
Multi-modal Connectivity, Public Transport, E-Ricks, Consumer Courts,
High-Tech Services, RWA Elections & Administration, Care for Senior
Citizens, CCTV for Security, Regular Cleaning of Streets & Collection,
PDS, International Price of Food Crops to Delhi Farmers, Food
Processing & Grading Packaging & Distribution etc.

AAP doesn’t have the TEAM & SKILLS to Address Delhi’s Heaps of
Techno-Economic-Management-Political-Administrative Problems.

Kejriwal’s Lack of Experience & Unsystematic Functioning is His Weakness.

For Example: –  In run up to the Privatization of Power Distribution
T&D Losses Were 40% in 2000 but Tariffs Were Raised 75% Just Before
Hand Over in 2002 with Over 50% T&D Losses – OBVIOUSLY A SCAM.

CAG asked to INVESTIGATE ACCOUNTS FROM March2000 Would Result in
‘Substantial Refunds’ Whereas Corrupt DERC has Rs.20,000 Crores To Be
Recovered On Consumers Account.

Obviously Delhi can be a SMART & Singapore Like Progressing State in 5 Yrs.

Ravinder Singh, National General Secretary.
Sabka Bharat Mission 2019
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi -110016
Ph: 9650421857, 9718280435
Sabkabharatmission2019@gmail.com

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