UK will not pay 1.7 billion pounds

25 10 2014

David: UK will not pay 1.7 billion pounds to EU


Oct 25,

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has angrily insisted the UK will not pay 1.7 billion pounds being demanded by the European Union. Mr Cameron said in Brussels that the British public would find the vast sum totally unacceptable. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the demand should not have come as a surprise to the UK.

He said it was made under a system agreed by all the member-states and based on data provided by them. EU finance ministers have agreed to the UK’s request for emergency talks about the top-up payment, which would add about a fifth to the UK’s net EU contribution of 8.6 billion pounds for this year.

Assembly elections in Jharkhand and J & K announced

25 10 2014


Poll schedule for assembly elections in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir has been announced. 81 member Jharkhand assembly and 87 member Jammu and Kashmir assembly will go to poll in five phases. The polling will take place on 25th November and 2nd, 9th, 14th and 20th of December. Counting for all the seats in the two states will be held on 23rd of December. The announcement was made by Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath in New Delhi this evening. He said the model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect. Mr. Sampath said the commission has taken all possible measures to conduct free and fair polls in the two states, which are very sensitive from the security point of view. He said the by-elections for three assembly seats in Delhi will also be held in the first phase on 25th of next month and counting will be held on 23rd December.

Giorgi Margvelashvili sought Japan’s support for better relations with Russia

25 10 2014

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili sought Japan‘s support over his country’s relations with Russiaduring a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Friday.

“We are thankful to the Japanese government for supporting us on one of the most problematic issues, supporting the peaceful resolution of the occupied territories issues in Georgia,” Margvelashvili was quoted at a press conference.

Georgia and Russia are at odds due to territorial issues since Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2008. A peaceful resolution to the conflict in those regions and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders are essential for peace and stability of the country and the entire South Caucasus region, Japan’s Kyodo News quoted a joint statement issued after the meeting as reporting.

Abe said that Georgia is a friendly country for Japan and they shares values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, adding the two leaders have agreed to enhance bilateral economic and security cooperation.

Japan is too at odds with Russia over a series of islands north off Japan’s Hokkaido and the issue prevents the two countries from forging a peace treaty since the end of WWII.

Abe is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an upcoming summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Beijing next month in efforts to easing Russia’s anger over Japan’s sanction against it over the current Ukrainian turbulence. Media agencies

Nguyen Tan Dung will visit India

25 10 2014

Nguyen Tan Dung to visit India

Tan Dung will visit India next week, the external affairs ministry said Friday.

“Prime Minister of Vietnam will be on a state visit to India on 27th and 28th of October,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Friday.

The spokesperson added Nguyen’s visit is made at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it will focus on increasing economic cooperation.

Earlier in September, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee made a four-day state visit to Vietnam.

This was the first Vietnam visit by an Indian leader after India set up its new government.

India reaffirmed to continue regarding Vietnam as a pillar in its Look East policy while Vietnam reiterated its support for India’s policy and its all-round connectivity with Southeast Asia.

The two sides also agreed to enhance bilateral economic-trade and investment cooperation with a view to bringing two-way trade to 15 billion U.S. Dollars by 2020.

Myanmar to host an ASEAN conference

25 10 2014

Myanmar to host an ASEAN conference to discuss challenges for countries — Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam — in striving for access to finance.

Asean conference begins  Oct. 29-30, and  is expected to see key stakeholders in the region, including ASEAN finance ministers, policy makers, academics, practitioners and officials from UN Development Program, UN Capital Development Fund, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

During the conference, two key papers will be presented on issues of how financial inclusion can help government policies and measures to ensure sustainable and equitable economic growth in ASEAN, reducing inequity and creating sustainability as well as women’s economic empowerment in the role of finance.

Founded in 1967, ASEAN now groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Wang Qishan promised to fight corruption

25 10 2014

Wang Qishan on Saturday promised to fight corruption like “treating sick trees” and “rooting up rotten ones”.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is facing a severe and complicated situation in curbing corruption, warned Wang at the fourth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

The Party is still unable to completely root up the sources of harmful working practice so it may be difficult to prevent them from reemerging, said Wang, secretary of the CCDI.

Despite fierce anti-graft initiatives, there are still officials who refuse to stop their wrongdoings and even step them up, he said.

Wang promised that discipline inspection agencies remain committed to anti-graft tasks, “staying clear-headed, having strong political anchoring, keeping faith and resolve”.

“Any corrupt officials who go back to their old ways will pay the price,” he said. “We will keep pressing the anti-graft campaign, treating sick trees and rooting up rotten ones.”

This campaign will curb current corruption, clear out the sources of corruption and establish an effective system to prevent it, Wang said.

At Saturday’s meeting, the CCDI discussed how to implement the blueprint of legal reform in anti-corruption work. The plan was adopted at the fourth plenary session of the CPC Central Committee on Thursday.

Modi lavish praise for the media

25 10 2014


Diwali Greeting to media on the occasion of Bhaiduj at BJP headquarters in New Delhi the Prime Minister addressed the media and mingled with the attendees in an informal way. Thus making imaging assets for the ensuing coming assembly polls and bring the BJP a better image to garner strength for Modi ongoing magic of his talks to continue ,hence million dollar Q when shall he walk the talk as nation is full of its vices. Thus the e media took the chance of propounding the Modi – Media,  two pillars of democracy having soft attitude and thus Saturday morning wholesome lavish praise to &  from Modi. But will media who is responsible for building the nation and put governance on right directions has to tread long path.

As preacher PM found suitable topic for the people of this country to vicariously give the teaching but failing governance attitude towards common man remain big Q to be answer.

Modi has stressed on cleanliness as an essential element of preventive health care. Addressing media persons in New Delhi at a Diwali get together function today, he said media gave unprecedented coverage to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and created an atmosphere to achieve the aim of cleanliness.

In his first informal interaction with the media, the Prime Minister recalled his long association with journalists and appreciated the media for giving not only information but also a new vision. Mr Modi said he is looking for a way to deepen and broaden his relationship with the media. He added that writing about the clean India drive is a service to the nation.

Party President Amit Shah, Cabinet Ministers and senior party leaders, attended the function. The function comes just a day ahead of the Prime Minister’s tea party for NDA allies.


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