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Ambani’s reunion

Mukesh and Anil Ambani, who parted their ways in 2005, will be once again come together under the same roof on Tuesday on the occasion of their mother’s 75th birthday. This has triggered a speculation of a possible rapprochement between the two.

There have been reports time and again about a possible reunion between the two ever since they shook hands at an industrialists’ meet convened by Opposition Leader L K Advani at his residence in the capital last year.

The family reunion at the celebrations on Tuesday would see the two siblings coming face to face for the third time in less than two months.

No comments could be obtained from spokespersons of both the sides despite several attempts for comments on whether the two siblings would be present at the birthday celebrations of Kokilaben. S

She had hammered a truce deal between Mukesh and Anil to end more than a year long ugly battle being fought in public domain.

A family source indicated that it had always been Kokilaben’s endeavour to ensure that past should not come in the way of the relationship in the family, while the two brothers continue to grow their businesses.

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February 24, 2009 Posted by | politics | , , , | Leave a comment

LTTE usig Tamil as a shield

Accusing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam of using the Tamils as a shield in the war against the Sri Lankan army, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa rejected the argument that the outfit was the sole representative of the Tamils.“The killing of the innocent Tamils can be avoided if the LTTE allows them safe passage,” she told reporters at the party headquarters here on Saturday. She argued that the Sri Lankan army’s intention was not to kill the Tamils. “But the killing of innocents is inevitable in a war. No country is an exception.” She even took exception to the usage, ‘Eelam Tamils,’ saying it could not be used since there was no separate Eelam. Instead, she preferred the word, ‘Sri Lankan Tamils.’As for the demand for India’s intervention to ensure a ceasefire, Ms. Jayalalithaa said there was a limit to how far one country could interfere in the internal affairs of another country. While her party was for securing the rights of the Tamils on a par with those of the Sinhalese, the fact remained that the LTTE was a terrorist organisation.“Many countries have declared the LTTE a terrorist organisation. It has been banned in India.” Ms. Jayalalithaa said the fast observed by Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan, demanding a ceasefire in Sri Lanka, was a drama.
Asked about the support extended by the MDMK and the CPI, two allies of the AIADMK, to Mr.Thirumavalavan, she said there was no compulsion that the partners in an alliance should have consensus on all issues.

January 18, 2009 Posted by | politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Priya dutt speaks

Amar targets Congress MP, reminds her Sanjay had campaigned for Jayaprada when Sunil Dutt was alive

Congress MP from Northwest Mumbai Priya Dutt on Wednesday denied media reports that the announcement by the Samajwadi Party to field Sanjay Dutt from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat had led to a family feud even as SP general secretary targeted her for her reported remarks. Singh said Dutt junior had campaigned for the party even when his father the late Sunil Dutt was alive.

Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Priya said her brother was free to contest the Lok Sabha elections from whichever party he wanted to and that his decision would never lead to any feud between them.

There was, however, a faint hint of disappointment on Priya’s part when she said she had not spoken to Sanjay about his seat selection. “Even when marriage happened, I came to know through the press. This time also, I am informed by the press. I am not the one to bring family feud into public domain.”

She said her family had always been with the Congress but added that “if Sanjay chooses to contest from anywhere, it will be his choice. He is free to make independent choices. There will not be any rift between siblings because of that. The seat from which I have been elected was given by the party to me; it is not our family heirloom. If the party chooses to give the seat to someone else, I will continue my father’s work. It is important for me to maintain my parents’ name”.

She also said it would be Manyata’s choice if she wanted to contest elections and that there was no malice between the two.

In New Delhi, while targeting her, Amar Singh told reporters: “When the late Sunil Dutt was alive, Sanjay had campaigned for Jaya Prada when she had contested from Rampur (in Uttar Pradesh). He (Sunil Dutt) should have then asked Sanjay not to campaign.”

The SP general secretary claimed that when the Congress had asked Sunil Dutt to campaign against Jaya Prada, he had refused. “He had said he would not campaign against people in the industry be it Jaya Prada, Shatrughan Sinha or Hema Malini.”

He also criticised noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani for equating Sanjay with Ansal brothers convicted in the Uphaar tragedy. “Ansals were involved in a mass murder,” he said.

Singh said if former cricketer Navjot Singh Siddhu convicted in a murder case could be allowed to contest elections, the same principle could apply on Sanjay.

January 15, 2009 Posted by | politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cut in fuel prices after elections

With the international crude price hovering around $50 a barrel, the Centre would consider a cut in fuel prices once the Assembly elections under way in six States were over, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora said on Tuesday.“The prices of crude have fallen from an all-time high of $147 a barrel to around $50. People have expectations that petrol and diesel prices will be reduced now. “We have to reduce prices and we will consider it only after the Assembly elections are over,” Mr. Deora told journalists at the ‘India-CIS roundtable on hydrocarbons’ here. Declining to comment on the quantum of the cut, Mr. Deora said it would depend on the prevailing prices of crude.Petroleum Secretary R.S. Pandey said the Ministry would send a proposal for price cuts and related subsidy issues to the Cabinet next month. Though the margins on petrol and diesel turned positive, oil marketing companies (OMCs) were still losing money on domestic LPG and kerosene, he pointed out.“Three major OMCs suffered a net loss of over Rs.14,000 crore in the first-half of the current fiscal. As per our calculations, the companies will end the fiscal with a revenue loss on fuel sales of Rs.1.1-lakh crore,” Mr. Sharma said.

November 26, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Manmohan upset with DMK ministers in UPA

manmohan The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government is not only under attack from the opposition but some of its ministers too are not enjoying the full faith of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Prime Minister is very upset with two Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) nominees – Minister of Communications and Information Technology A Raja and Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways TR Baalu.Raja has been nicknamed the spectrum scam man by the opposition while Baalu is facing flak for not doing enough to build more roads.But now the opposition’s charge has got more teeth.However, Raja says that there is no corruption in the allocation of spectrum.
Karuna defends Raja on spectrum allocation issue
“The entire allocation process is transparent. The Allocation caused no loss to exchequer and the entire process is in line with 2001 guidelines,” Raja claims.The sale of spectrum bands was meant to have generated a windfall for the government.However, from the Leader of Opposition to Prime Minister’s own new-found friends the Samajwadi Party; everyone is having a go at Raja.”A representative of the cartel met me and through me they wanted to meet Mulayam Singh (SP chief). They wanted to pay an obscene amount of money for our silence,” Amar Singh General Secretary said.
In times of global recession, the Prime Minister wants his key infrastructure related ministries to pull up their socks. But the state of affairs in Baalu’s Surface Transport Ministry is very bad.Manmohan Singh is upset with the National Highway Development Authority for having failed to make the desired level of progress. Even as public sector undertakings are willing to spend but the projects under the ministry are just not taking shape.There are many allegations of corruption against the minister including those of Baalu’s family benefiting from dredging contracts for Sethusamudram and the use of his office for gas allocations for his sons firm which have embarrassed the Prime Minister.
Sources also say that the Prime Minister is keen on going for elections earlier if the current round of Assembly elections throws up a favourable response.As a man who has made enormous capital out of his clean image, corruption amongst key ministries is something that he would want to address at the earliest.

November 26, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thai Parliament postpones meeting amid protests

hailand’s Parliament has postponed a joint session of Parliament as thousands of anti-government protesters surrounded the building in a bid to unseat the administration. Meanwhile, two small blasts went off near the office of protest leader.

Samart Kaewmeechai, the deputy house speaker, said the Monday meeting was cancelled because members of Parliament could not access the building.

Thousands of protesters from the People’s Alliance for Democracy marched to Parliament at sunrise in a rally billed as their final bid to oust the government. Protesters have been camped at the prime minister’s office compound for three months.

Protesters blocked the gates to Parliament and tried to prevent lawmakers from entering and cut electrical wires outside the building to create a blackout ahead of the session scheduled for 9:30 a.m. (0230 GMT). Many demonstrators carried masks and swimming goggles to protect against tear gas, which police have said they would use as a last resort to maintain order.

The demonstrators initially called the protest to blon Sricarak. “We have been attacked, our friends have died, and all because they want to protect Thaksin.”

Two small explosions went off before dawn Monday near the offices of a key protest leader, said police Sgt. Theerapong Rakjit. Nobody was injured and no one claimed responsibility for the blasts.

The last time the group marched on Parliament, police efforts to disperse them resulted in running street battles. Two people were killed in the Oct. 7 violence and hundreds injured.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Clinton accepts Obama’s offer

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Hillary Clinton has decided to accept the post of Secretary of State in the incoming Obama administration, a media report said today, raising prospects of former Democratic rivals joining hands to guide the US foreign policy amid steep challenges at home and abroad.

Clinton came to her decision after additional discussions with President-elect Barack Obama about the nature of her role and his plans for foreign policy, one of her confidants was quoted as saying by ‘New York Times’.

The former first lady, who was defeated by Obama for the Democratic Presidential nomination in a neck-and-neck battle, has decided to give up her Senate seat and accept the powerful post of Secretary of State, the report said.

However, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, issued a statement yesterday cautioning that the nomination was not final. “We’re still in discussions, which are very much on track,” Reines said. “Any reports beyond that are premature” Obama’s office also told reporters earlier that the nomination is “on track”, but this is the first word from the Clinton camp that she has decided, the paper noted.

“She’s ready,” the confidant told the paper, adding that Clinton was reassured after talking again with Obama because their first meeting in Chicago last week “was so general.”

The purpose of the follow-up talk, he said, was not to extract particular concessions but “just getting comfortable” with the idea of working together. A second Clinton associate, the Times said, confirmed that her camp believes they have a done deal.

Senior Obama advisers told the paper that the offer had not been formally accepted and no announcement would be made until after the US Thanksgiving Day which is on November 27. But they said they were convinced that the nascent alliance was ready to be sealed.

Obama has stepped up efforts to assemble his future team as he geared up to tackle challenges like the worsening domestic economy and its global impact as well as the ongoing US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The decision to offer the second most powerful job in the administration to the 61-year-old Hillary Clinton followed days of intense vetting and negotiations intended to clear any potential obstacles to her taking the job due to her husband Bill Clinton’s global business and philanthropic activities.

Lawyers for Obama and former President Bill Clinton combed through his finances and drew up a set of guidelines for his future activities intended to avoid any appearances of conflict of interest should she take the job, the Times said.

Citing people close to the vetting, the paper said Bill Clinton turned over the names of 208,000 donors to his foundation and library and agreed to all of the conditions requested by Obama’s transition team, including restrictions on his future paid speeches and role at his international foundation.

Driving Hillary Clinton’s deliberations in part, friends told the paper, was a sense of disenchantment with the Senate, where despite her stature she remained low in the ranks of seniority that governs the body.

She was particularly upset, they said, at the reception she felt she received when she returned from the campaign trail and sought a more significant leadership role in the expanding Democratic majority.

November 22, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jayalalitha slamps karunanidhi

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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalitha today issued a legal notice to Chief Minister Karunanidhi, after the later held the AIADMK and the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) responsible for brutal violence at the Chennai College.

On Monday, Jayalalitha had threatened to file a defamation suit against Chief Minister Karunanidhi after the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) accused her party of instigating the violence. Jayalalithaa has accused Karunanidhi of indulging in mud-slinging and said he was unfit to work in the post of a Chief Minister.

“A judicial inquiry has been ordered into the November 12 incident. So will Karunanidhi’s comments not influence the Inquiry Commission to give a report, which reflected his opinion?” she said in a statement on Monday.

Jayalalitha has clearly said that if Karunanidhi does not apologise through the media within twenty-four hours of this notice, she will sue him for damages.

Earlier on Sunday, Karunanidhi had accused the AIADMK of instigating the campus brutality at Chennai’s Ambedkar law college.

“It appears as if the opposition has incited the students to indulge in violence so as to seek my resignation. Had the police entered the campus, the headlines in the papers would have been different against police,” Chief Minister Karunanidhi said.

However, Karunanidhi had later clarified that he had made that comment in jest.

November 19, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIG Fighter Kisses the earth again

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Siliguri/New Delhi: A MiG-23 trainer aircraft crashed near Alipurduar in north Bengal on Monday, but the two pilots bailed out safely. This is the fifth incident involving the Russian-designed jets this year.

The film Rang DE Basanti has shown us the truth involving the MIG fighter crashes.This is the 5 accident that has taken place and luckily there are no lives buried.This type of accidents are due to the pilots lack of experience or due to the parts that are used here.This type of crashes are increasing wil Government take this issue into consideration??? or the students should take part in this and make it as an basanti climax.Come on India its enough start thinking about  this .Militants are giving their lives to us inturn we should put our hands together and help them in these issues….

                       

November 18, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Charukesi on sun news

Principal of hiet was saying about the incidents that took place in hindusthan college of arts so please visit http://www.sunnews.com for more information.

November 14, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Indian Flag on MOON

The last and final step of chandrayaan is to be completed by 8 pm.The vehicle contains a camera to send images from the moon.Even NASA hasnt acheived this . chandrayaan_flag_248 But it’s going where no TV and no kid has ever been before.It’s called the Moon Impact Probe (MIP) — India’s first attempt at touching down on the lunar surface.Don’t let its size fool you, for there’s a lot tucked away inside the MIP. There’s a device to constantly check its height as it falls, another to check what the composition of air on the moon, and a video camera to photograph the moon from close range.
Those photographs will help the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) decide where to land India’s first moon rover a few years from now. The MIP also has the Indian flag painted on its sides and a Sanskrit shloka on one side.The MIP will detach from the Chandrayaan a 100 km above the moon. As it falls, it will keep sending information back to the satellite. Closer to the surface, rockets will be fired, to slow down its speed and soften impact. After half an hour of free fall, the MIP will crash-land on the south pole of moon.
It was former president APJ Abdul Kalam who thought of sending MIP to the moon. If it weren’t for him, Chandrayaan would only have orbited the moon.

November 14, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama’s pick for Secretary Of State -Hilary

Hillary is known to be reluctant on setting a date for US troop withdrawal from Iraq but in India she is seen as a friend and her appointment would be widely welcomed. In US for women, progress this election year was defined by “creeping and leaping,” said CNN contributor Hilary Rosen.Rosen favored Hillary Clinton, but she and other influential women pundits and activists note that Clinton and Gov. Sarah Palin’s loss at the polls does not diminish the strides they made for their gender.hilary-clinton
Obama has picked Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois to be White House chief of staff. Health care is another priority, and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota is a possibility for secretary of health and human services.Democratic sources also have said Howard Dean, a doctor who had a strong run as the Democratic National Committee chairman, is hungry for the HHS job.

Defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could be secretary of state in the Obama administration. Her office has confirmed that she is in Chicago on what they described as personal business. But Chicago is where president elect Barack Obama presently is with his transition team. It’s not clear if Hillary had any meetings with him. But Democratic Party insiders say appointing her to a key cabinet position would heal the divisions in the party.

November 14, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment