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SL military celebrating ‘victory’ in Jaffna insults Indian diplomat

SL military celebrating ‘victory’ in Jaffna insults Indian diplomat: Indian diplomat in Jaffna, V. Mahalingam, who chose to insult the Eezham Tamils bereaving the Mu’l’lvaaykkaal genocide by participating the ‘victory’ celebrations of the genocidal Sinhala military at the Palaali camp in Jaffna, was in turn insulted by the occupying military and its commander Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe on Thursday.

India, USA denying fundamentals reduce Tamils to discuss 13 Amendment

India, USA denying fundamentals reduce Tamils to discuss 13 Amendment: Speaking at the TNA meeting in Jaffna on 13 May in the presence of Indo-US diplomats, Jaffna University law lecturer Guruparan Kumaravadivel brought out a dissection analysis of the 13 Amendment in showing how it would never work in the island.

Solheim joins orchestration against independence of Eezham Tamils

Solheim joins orchestration against independence of Eezham Tamils: Spelling out the current orchestration against the independence of Eezham Tamils, the former Norwegian minister and failed peace facilitator, Erik Solhiem said that international support is not for a new separate state in Sri Lanka, but for a multicultural, multiracial and multireligious state. Given the age-old understanding of the phrase in the context of the island, Solheim in other words was only implying support to the annihilation of the ancient nation of Eezham Tamils.

Chalapathy brings out Thamotharampillai letters

Chalapathy brings out Thamotharampillai letters: Tamil historian Professor AR Venkatachalapathy, delivering keynote address at Tamil Studies Conference in Toronto on Saturday, brought out hitherto untapped objective evidences of around two scores of letters written by CW Thamotharampillai (1832–1901) to UV Swaminathaiyar (1855–1942), for a better understanding of the relationship between the two pioneer editors coming from Jaffna and Tamil Nadu in transferring Tamil classics from palm leaf manuscripts to print media.

Japanese professor emphasizes statistical analysis of Tamil inscriptions

Japanese professor emphasizes statistical analysis of Tamil inscriptions: Delivering the keynote address at the Tamil studies Conference in Toronto on Friday, Veteran Tamil Studies Professor, Noburu Karashima, who has been working on Tamil inscriptions for many decades, emphasized the importance of statistical analysis of data to come out with valuable revelations of Tamil History.

Task Force on National Security presents report to PM

The Task Force was mandated to review existing processes, procedures and practices in the national security system and to suggest measures to strengthen the national security apparatus. Its members had extensive discussions between July 2011 and May 2012 with concerned Ministries and Departments of the Government of India as well as with several State Governments and others concerned. They also called on the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Defence Minister, External Affairs Minister, Home Minister, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and the three Service Chiefs.

Clarification on Draft Performance Audit Report on Implementation of PPP Projects by AAI (Delhi Airport - a Case Study) Press Note

The reply to the draft audit report was accordingly forwarded to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department vide this Ministrys letter dated 12.03.2012. Thereafter, an exit conference was held in CAG office on 16.03.2012, which was attended by senior official of this Ministry, AAI, AERA and DIAL. A presentation was made by this Ministry and all the issues raised in the draft audit report were addressed. During this conference, this Ministry had also requested that in case some issue remains to be settled, this Ministry would be available for the second round of discussion also.

21 bills passed by the Parliament during Budget Session- 2012 Pawan Kumar Bansal says Government very keen on Passing of the Lokpal Bill

During the Budget Session, 21 Government Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha and 5 Bills were introduced in the Rajya Sabha. In all, 21 Bills were passed by Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha, which included one Ordinance replacing Bill. Some of the important Bills passed were the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2012; the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2012; the Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2012; the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2012; the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2012; the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Bill, 2012; the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Bill, 2012; the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2012; the Anand Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2012; and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2012.

Cases under Stay Orders

He further informed the House that in a recent judgement in the case of Imtiyaz Ahmed Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors, the Supreme Court had the occasion to look in to the issue of grant of stay orders by the High Courts during investigation or trial in criminal matters. In this case, the Supreme Court has inter-alia observed as follows:

Vacancies of Judges in Courts

The Minister said that pursuant to the Supreme Court Judgment of October 6, 1993 read with their Advisory Opinion of October 28, 1998, the process of initiation of proposal for appointment of a Judge of a High Court rests with the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court and for appointment of a Judge in the Supreme Court rests with the Chief Justice of India. In this arrangement, posts have remained vacant for want of adequate proposals to fill them. The Government has been periodically reminding the Chief Justices of the High Courts to initiate proposals in time for filling the existing vacancies as well as the vacancies anticipated in next six months in the High Courts.

Steel Minister Reviews Annual Performance of RINL

RINL registered a growth of 7% in volume of Iron & Steel products and 79% of the company sales was Value Added Steel supplemented by significant growth of 45% in by-products and 47% in export of pig iron which helped in improving the bottom line thereby generating surplus funds for further expansion.

Ministry of Civil Aviation Gears up Much in Advance for Haj 2012 Haj Pilgrimage to Commence in Second Half of September this Year Civil Aviation Minister Reviews the Preparations

The Minister said that penalty provisions are incorporated in proposed MoU for Air Charter service to ensure better facilities for Haj yatris during air travel and at the airports. These include penalty clause for non-tagging, non-weighing of baggage, for absence of airline personnel at help desks in Jeddah and Madina. Among other facilities proposed, the Minister mentioned, are round the clock control rooms at Jeddah and Madina and at Heqdquarters in Delhi, proper display of passengers rights at all places in Mecca, Madina, Jeddah and all embarkation points in India.

Government Launches Kendriya Bhandar Atta at Rs 144.50 Per 10 Kg Bag

Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, launched the Kendriya Bhandar brand Agmark Atta at Rs. 144.50 per 10 kg in the presence of Chairperson and Managing Director of Kendriya Bhandar and local residents here today at Kendriya Bhandar, Peshwa Road .The Atta is available in all 89 retail stores of Kendriya Bhandar in Delhi.

Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) Seeks Submissions/ Views for its Report; To Circulate an Approach Paper by October, 2012

Through these deliberations and interactions, the Commission (FSLRC) has crystallised a broad framework for preparing its report. However, in order to strengthen this framework as well as to obtain the feedback from experts, stakeholders and the larger public, with whom the Commission could not interact, the Commission now seeks submissions/views [secretary@fslrc.org.in]. Such submissions should be:

Union Home Minister Inaugurates Jashn-E-Kashmir at Kargil

The objective of the project is to promote awareness among the youth of Jammu and Kashmir about the art and culture of J&K and to teach them folk arts; culture, music and traditions of J&K and show case them to other parts of India, on national platform.

Strong Faith in Resilience of Indian Economy: FM

The Finance Minister Shri Mukherjee urged the IES officers to dedicate themselves fully to the service of the people of the country. He said that a positive approach would help them in building their career besides giving them job satisfaction. Giving a brief overview of the Indian economy, the Finance Minister said though the present trends are not very encouraging yet the service sector is doing well and agricultural growth is also expected to be good on account of expected good monsoons. The Finance Minister Shri Mukherjee was confident that the country would successfully overcome all the challenges facing the Indian economy.

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