29 07 2014


Jaipur, 27 July: The traditional Teej procession with all its regal pomp and pageantry, will  be held on 30 and 31 July. It will start at 6 pm from the Tripoliya Gate (City Palace), meandering its way through Tripolia Bazar and Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar to wind up at the Chaugan Stadium. The procession is organized jointly by the State Department of Tourism, the City Palace and the Local Administration.


According to the sources in the Department of Tourism, the traditional Teej Festival is organized with great verve and vigour by the tourists, the travel fraternity and the local populace. There will be camels, horses and cultural performances like Kachchi Ghodi, Gair, Kalbaliya and chakri dances. The procession will include: the cannon carriage, bullock carts, horse baggi and decorated rath. A number of bands will also accompany the procession.  The sawari of the Goddess Teej will be almost at the end followed by chobdar.


Organized by the Department of Tourism, arrangements have been made for the tourists to photograph the procession from the terrace of the Hind Hotel opposite Tripoliya gate.

Teej is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of Rajasthan. Swings, traditional songs and dancing are the unique features of Teej celebrations in Rajasthan. Women perform traditional folk dance dressed in colourful clothes and sing beautiful Teej songs while enjoying their sway on swings bedecked with flowers.

Teej is celebrated with immense fun and fanfare in the capital city of Jaipur. On this day, women and young girls wear their best clothes and adorn themselves with fine jewellery. They gather at a nearby temple or a common place and offers prayers to Goddess Parvati for well being of their husbands.

On the occasion of Teej, markets in Jaipur are stocked with trendiest women accessories and clothes. Most of the fabric clothes display ‘laheria’ (tie and dye) prints. Sweetshops keep different Teej sweets but ‘Ghevar and Feeni’ is the main sweet of the season.

All over Rajasthan, swings are hung from trees and decorated with fragrant flowers. Women both married and unmarried love to swing on these swings to celebrate the ‘;Sawan festival';.

BJP politicising Delhi Police and aims to convert it into a puppet

29 07 2014


From: Media Cell AAP <mediacellaap@gmail.com> Mon, 28 Jul ’14 6:15

Monday, July 28


The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) strongly condemns the BJP’s attempts to politicise the Delhi Police by using it as a puppet of the central government to shield its party MLAs and their relatives involved in cases of corruption and serious crimes and on the other hand, it is being misused to victimize political rivals and people of Delhi.


The AAP would like to substantiate its point with the following four incidents :


1)   1)  On July 14, BJP MLA from Rajinder Nagar, RP Singh summoned a junior engineer of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to his office. The JE was asked to give a water pipe-laying contract to a particular BJP worker. On stating that a process had to be followed the JE was beaten up by RP Singh and his supporters.

On July 22, DJB gave a written complaint to Rajinder Nagar Police Station.

The AAP would like to ask whether any FIR has been registered by the Police ? Is it not a case under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act not made out against the BJP MLA ?Why has he along with his supporters not arrested so far ?

What is the BJP stand in this case ?

2)   2) According to media reports, one of the accused named in the murder of Manipuri youth –Akha Salouni – on the night of July 20, is a close relative of another BJP MLA, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri.

Can the BJP deny this ? Why did BJP leaders give a statement that it appeared to be a case of road rage, when the police investigation was still going on ? Can the BJP deny that its workers gathered in large numbers outside the Kotla Mubarakpur Police station ? Why did the BJP try to hamper the investigations?

3)   3) The role of Delhi Police in the ongoing students agitation against the UPSC discrimination is highly questionable. Peacefully protesting students were brutally beaten up by the Police on Thursday night at Mukherjee Nagar and outside Rail Bhawan on Friday and even girl students were not spared.

Who ordered the Police action against students ? Why no probe has been ordered by the central government so far ?

Is it fair for any government to allow such a brutal police action against peacefully protesting students ?

4)  4) Four AAP volunteers were arrested by the Malviya Nagar Police last night for pasting posters of party’s August 3 public meeting at Jantar Mantar (They were released on bail today). The Police also took into its possession the car of AAP MLA and former law minister Somnath Bharti. According to the police, the arrest was made for defacing public property.(The posters merely convey information about the public meeting and contain a political message – it is attached with this release)

The AAP does not believe in any preferential treatment from the Police, but strongly opposes selective application of law against its volunteers. The party also contests the police claim that its volunteers were defacing public property.

The national capital has been subjected to an unprecedented assault by the BJP, with posters, banners and hoardings of its party leaders hanging from all sides in all parts of the national capital. According to Delhi Police does not amount to defacing of public property ?

Has the Police taken any action against the BJP ?

It appears the Delhi Police is under severe pressure from the BJP-led central government’s home ministry. The AAP will not remain quiet any longer on the issue and will protest the Police bias.


AAP Media Cell

FIBA to review basketball rules regarding headgear at FIBA Competitions

29 07 2014

MIES, Switzerland (FIBA): In the current Official Basketball Rules (Article 4.4.2), players are only allowed to wear headbands no wider than five centimetres in order to hold back hair and sweat.

This measure was established more than 10 years ago for two main reasons: safety on the basketball court and uniformity of equipment within a team.
As a result, the wearing of a turban or a headscarf, just like any other object or accessory to be worn on a player';s head, is not authorised in official FIBA competitions.
In view of the upcoming FIBA World Congress on 28-29 August in Sevilla, Spain, FIBA has received formal requests from a handful of members to discuss this matter.
FIBA';s Central Board, which is ultimately responsible for changes to the Official Basketball Rules, will review these requests and decide how to proceed in the best interest of the sport and of its 214 members.
The next FIBA Central Board meeting will take place on the 27 August in Sevilla.

Finolex Industries reports net profit Q1 after tax of Rs.50.2 crores

29 07 2014
Finolex Industries reports net profit after tax of Rs.50.2 crores for Quarter ending June 30, 2014

Sujoy Chowdhury

To Sujoy Chowdhury

Jul 28 at 2:38 PM



Press Release


Finolex Industries reports net profit after tax of Rs.50.2 crores for Quarter ending June 30, 2014

– an increase of 122 %


Net income jumps to Rs.663 crores – an increase of 18 %


New Delhi/Pune, 28 July 2014: Finolex Industries Limited [FIL], has clocked a turnover of Rs. 663 crores and reported a net profit of Rs.50.2 crores for the quarter ended 30th June, 2014, as compared to Rs.563 crores and Rs.22.6 crores respectively in the corresponding quarter of previous year.

The Company’s EPS for the quarter stood at Rs.4.05

Commenting on the financial performance, Mr. Saurabh S. Dhanorkar, Managing Director, Finolex Industries Limited, said, “The Company has achieved improved performance for the quarter on strong demand and better realization.”

“The demand for Company’s products continues to be strong.  The Company’s initiatives in expanding its network across India are paying rich dividends. The Company has recently set up a dedicated warehouse at Cuttack, Odisha to cater to the ever increasing demand for the Company’s products from East and North-East India. The outlook for the current year is positive as demand from agricultural sector as well as construction Industry is expected to keep growing.”



Various initiatives by the Government to increase the reach of irrigation and drinking water supply are expected to give a further boost to the demand for PVC Pipes and Fittings. Some of the measures announced by the new Government at the Centre which bode well for the Company’s business are:

v  A target of INR 800,000 crore for agriculture credit during 2014-15

v  Allocation of INR 1000 crore to improve access to irrigation under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

v  MGNREGA revamp – 60% funds now to be spent on Agri-asset creation

v  Increased allocation of INR 8000 crore for National Housing Bank to expand rural housing

v  Earmarking INR 3600 crore under National Rural Drinking Water Programme

Financial Highlights                                                                       [Rs. In Crores]



Quarter ended 30thJune, 2014

Quarter ended 30thJune, 2013

Year ended 31st March 2014

Net sales/Income from operations and other Income




Profit before Interest, Depreciation and tax




Deductions for



Interest/Finance charges








Provision for Taxation




Exceptional Items




Net Profit




For More Information


Impact Public Relations Pvt Ltd


Sujoy K Chowdhury, 9310333597, sujoy@impactpr.in

Neeraj Shorya, 9310333595, neeraj@impactpr.in


Sujoy Kumar Chowdhury

AAP Winding Up – Not Serious in National or Even State Politics

29 07 2014

Ravinder Singh

To chauthidunia@gmail.comindiaagainstcorruption.2010@gmail.comchandru_14521@yahoo.com and 360 More…

Jul 28 at 5:09 PM

AAP Winding Up – Not Serious in National or Even State Politics
July28, 2014 (C) Ravinder Singh ravinderinvent@gmail.com

Reading stories in newspapers it is clear AAP has no interest in
National or even state level politics and just want somehow to regain
control of Delhi even with 24+1 MLAs (AAP MLAs who met Lt. Governor)
support in 70 MLA Delhi Assembly.

Fact is after resigning against Public Opinion in Delhi on February12,
2014 AAP Ministers forget MLAs, didn’t nurse their constituencies –
common problem with senior politicians who visit their constituency
one or twice in five year term. AAP didn’t make presentations to DERC
and didn’t follow up Complaints and Enquiries Ordered by AAP CM in to
corruption in public services.

Assembly elections are different – elector size is a tenth of Lok
Sabha constituency or sub tehsil level in states therefore much easier
to manage. Put up a good candidate and chances of selection are high.
AAP fielded unknown faces and won 28 seats out of 70 in Delhi.

Not contesting elections in its Core Area Maharashtra and Haryana
Assembly Elections and bye elections in other states is like winding
up national and state level politics. AAP will not get in to State or
National politics for next 5 years.

Punjab assembly by-elections were an opportunity to Field Very Strong
Candidates from two seats to represent Punjab but AAP fielded weak

Recognized Parties operate at Lok Sabha, State Assemblies,
Municipalities, Panchayats and Zila Parishads levels. PSUs,
Associations like BCCI and Co-operatives too are political arenas.

AAP has not disclosed its Core Ideology and Agenda which is reduced to
just Sticker Size – ‘he or she should not have corrupt image, should
not be charged under any criminal case and should have good

Going by the present position of AAP in Delhi it may not get another
chance of forming government even in Delhi – people are disillusioned
with AAP and unless BJP does some blunders like not controlling Price
Rise and it has proposed to reduce power tariff for up to 400 Units
AAP is not likely to taste power in near future.

It is Concluded Here AAP is in Winding Up Mode.

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

Delhi on mind, AAP to skip polls in 4 states
Himanshi Dhawan, TNN  Jul 28, 2014
NEW DELHI: AAP on Sunday formally announced that it would not contest
elections in any of the four poll-bound states and concentrate its
resources in Delhi. The decision was taken by the party’s national
executive on Sunday. The decision comes at a time when there is
ambiguity on when the Delhi assembly polls are likely to take place.
The party’s supporters and volunteers, especially in Haryana and
Maharashtra, are keen on contesting polls but a realistic assessment
of the party’s preparation so close to the Lok Sabha debacle has
forced the leadership to cut their losses and work on regaining lost
ground in Delhi.

When asked if there was concern that the party may not be in the poll
fray at all if the Delhi elections are not announced, senior AAP
leader Yogendra Yadav said, “Unfortunately, we have to take a decision
in uncertainty. The worst case scenario is that we don’t contest any
election if a decision on Delhi is not taken soon. But we need to look
at the big picture.”

The national executive has decided to appeal to party volunteers and
supporters in all four states — Maharashtra, Jharkhand, J&K and
Haryana — to sacrifice their own desire for contesting elections in
the larger interest of the party and the strategic objective of
regaining Delhi, Yadav said. The party also decided to contest the two
by-polls in Punjab.

Yadav had recently expressed disappointment with party chief Arvind
Kejriwal’s decision that AAP should concentrate on Delhi alone. Yadav
said 95% of supporters in Haryana wanted to give the assembly polls a
shot. Speaking after the two-day meeting in Sangrur, Punjab, Yadav
said, “It is a tough decision. I hope that our volunteers will see it
in the larger spirit. I have spoken about my differences openly but I
am a team player and will go along with the party’s decision.”

AAP To Contest Punjab By-Polls Arvind Kejriwal
NDTV July 27, 2014

Chandigarh:  The Aam Aadmi Party will contest the by-poll on the two
seats in Punjab which will be held next month. AAP chief Arvind
Kejriwal announced this after the party’s three-day national executive
meeting which concludes in Sangrur (Punjab) today.

Mr Kejriwal, however, said that his party will not contest assembly
elections in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra scheduled
later this year.

The two AAP candidates named by Mr Kejriwal to fight the by-polls in
Punjab’s Patiala and Talwandi Sabo seats are Balkar Singh Sidhu and
Harjeet Singh Adaltiwala respectively.

The two seats fell vacant after sitting Congress MLAs, Captain
Amarinder Singh and Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, resigned from these

While Mr Singh resigned from the Patiala seat after he was elected to
the Lok Sabha from Amritsar defeating BJP heavyweight Arun Jaitley,
the Talwandi Sabo seat fell vacant when Mr Sidhu deserted Congress to
join the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

The 117-member Punjab Assembly has 57 SAD MLAs, Congress strength is
43, BJP has 12 and there are three independents.

The Aam Aadmi Party is upbeat about Punjab where it won four seats in
the national elections held in April-May – as many as the SAD. AAP had
picked up an impressive 24.4 per cent of the vote share in the

New strategy to address Diarrheal deaths: the third biggest killer of children

29 07 2014


Launch of Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight


New Delhi, July 28, 2014: The Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, today launched the intensified diarrhea control fortnight (IDCF) demonstrating the urgent need to focus attention on the disease that is responsible for over 2 lakh deaths of children in India, every year.


The launch of the Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) which will be held from 28th July to 8th August across the county was attended by Shri Lov Verma, Union Secretary Health & Family Welfare, Shri R.K Jain, Additional Secretary & DG, Director General of Health Services Professor Jagdish Prasad, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Joint Secretary, Mr. Louis Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative,  Dr. Nata Menabde, Country Chief, WHO India and representatives from various development organization including Micronutrient Initiative and representative from Indian Academy of Pediatrics.


“Building on the good progress that India has already made in reducing child deaths, the Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight will mobilize health personnel, state governments and other stakeholders to prioritize investment in control of diarrhea—one of the most common childhood illnesses. It aims to create mass awareness about the most effective and low-cost diarrhoea treatment— a combination of Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) solution and Zinc tablets,” said Dr Harsh Vardhan, speaking on the occasion.


The Secretary Health & Family Welfare in his address said that India has realized impressive gains in child survival over the last two decades. There has been a consistent decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Under-Five Mortality Rate (U5MR). Increased access to immunization and child healthcare services during this period, have greatly contributed to this decline. Yet, an estimated 1.36 million children die each year in India, including approximately 2 lakh deaths due to diarrhoea.


In the welcome address by Mr. R.K. Jain, Additional Secretary said that this intensified diarrhea control fortnight is being supported by other ministries of the Government of India, especially the Education, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Women and Child Development and Water and Sanitation.


The Joint Secretary Dr. Rakesh Kumar and Professor Mathuram Santosham from John Hopkins , USA made a comprehensive presentation describing the global scenario as well as the details of the fortnight. Dr. Rakesh Kumar explained that during the fortnight, intensified community awareness campaigns on hygiene and age-appropriate childhood feeding practices and promotion of ORS and Zinc therapy will be conducted at state, district and village levels.  The focus will be on diarrhea control activities during the first week and on infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) during the second week. ORS-Zinc Corners will be set-up at health care facilities. Health workers will hold counselling sessions on appropriate methods of Infant and Young Child feeding practices, hygiene and sanitation.


Addressing the gathering, Mr. Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative said, “This national campaign to fight diarrhoea – the third deadliest illness for children – will re-energize efforts to prevent the deaths of millions of children in the country. IDCF targets to reduce mortality rates and raise levels of children’s access to life-saving interventions.”


Emphasizing that diarrhoea is preventable and also treatable, Dr. Nata Menabde, WHO Chief in India said “Many children in the developing world cannot access urgent medical care for severe illnesses, making prevention methods—including improved hygiene, sanitation, safe drinking water, exclusive breastfeeding-critical components of diarrheal disease control.”


MoHFW has made it a national priority to bring health outcomes among children to a level equitable with the rest of the world. WHO, UNICEF, and other partners have been working closely with the Government to help realize this vision.


Media Contacts:


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:


Dr. Ajay Khera, Deputy Commissioner Child Health and Immunization, ajaykheramch@gmail.com, #9810206150


Dr. Manisha Verma, Chief Media Officer, MOHFW, pibhealth@gmail.com, #9013815118



Caroline Den Dulk, Chief of Communication,cdendulk@unicef.org,#9818106093

Geetanjali Master, Communication Specialst, gmaster@unicef.org, #9818105861

Sonia Sarkar,Communciation Officer, ssarkar@unicef.org, #9810170289 ​

Energy & Renewables Product Alerts

29 07 2014
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