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UN to strengthen peacekeeping efforts amid rising demand says Ban

7 July 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted a new effort to strengthen United Nations peacekeeping at a time when the demand for the Organization’s services is at an all-time high and the global economic crisis threatens to further limit its ability to respond effectively. In an address at Ireland’s Dublin Castle, Mr. Ban noted that the UN is the only body that can deploy comprehensive peace operations integrating military, police and civilian components. There are currently 16 peacekeeping operations and 27 special political missions deployed around the globe, supported by 78,000 military personnel, more than 11,000 police and more than 23,000 civilian staff, he said.At the same time, he noted that peacekeeping has experienced serious setbacks. “Today we face mounting difficulties in getting enough troops, the right equipment and adequate logistical support,” he said. “Supply has not kept pace with demand.”He added that the global economic crisis could further limit the Organization’s ability to respond effectively, and that a number of missions struggle to operate amidst stalled peace processes and ongoing violence.“These gaps and constraints should concern all of us,” he stated, noting that they have led the UN to undertake what it is calling a “new horizon” process for peacekeeping. “We want our efforts to be more cohesive. And we want a renewed consensus on the direction peacekeeping should take.”The UN Departments for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and for Field Support (DFS) have been working on the New Horizon initiative, which focuses on critical peacekeeping tasks and functions that require a renewed consensus; measures to improve mission design, resourcing and deployment; proposals on assessing and building the capacities needed for future peacekeeping; and a strategy to create a stronger, more flexible support system.“The objective is to arrive at a set of achievable immediate-, medium- and long-term goals to help configure UN peacekeeping to better meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges,” UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said last week, as he outlined the initiative to the Security Council. The Secretary-General, who is on his first official visit to Ireland, praised the country’s “dynamic presence” at the UN, including its contributions to peacekeeping for more than half a century.Today, there are nearly 500 Irish men and women serving with UN operations in the Middle East and Africa, he noted. In addition, 90 of the country’s citizens have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the world body.Ireland has also participated in military and civilian missions of the European Union, which is present together with the UN in many situations to help maintain peace and security. Mr. Ban said this kind of solidarity is more important than ever today amid multiple crises – food, fuel, flu and financial. “These are times of trial. We are living through an era like no other,” he stated. The Secretary-General also met today with Irish President Mary McAleese and Prime Minister Brian Cowen, with whom he discussed Ireland’s contributions to UN peacekeeping efforts, as well as development aid, the fight against hunger and public health.In addition, he met with members of the Joint Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, stressing to them the important role played by parliamentarians in addressing some of today’s toughest challenges.“Through your legislative power, you can give domestic meaning to international standards and agreements. Through your power of the purse, you can put resources behind global causes. And through your deliberations, you can set an example of dialogue, democracy and the peaceful resolution of differences,” he stated.After concluding his trip to Ireland, Mr. Ban will head to L’Aquila, Italy, to meet with leaders attending the summit of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations. read more

UNESCO Chief visits Indonesia India and TimorLeste

UNESCO Director General, Koïchiro Matsuura, kicked off his travels last Monday in Indonesia, where he held talks with the country’s President, Ms. Megawati Soekarno Putri, and a host of top officials. He opened the Fourth International Experts Meeting, marking the twentieth anniversary of the Borobudur Temple Safeguarding Campaign, and announced two new UNESCO projects that will be supported by Japanese Funds-in-Trust. The first will research the best way forward for community and enterprise development that honours Borobodur’s World Heritage significance, and the other will support the upgrading of education quality in the Islamic Madrasah schools system.From 6 to 7 July, Mr. Matsuura paid an official visit to Timor-Leste, which became the newest and 189th Member State of UNESCO in early June, just over one year after the nation attained its independence. UNESCO has been active in Timor-Leste since the end of 1999 when the agency initiated a joint project to assist in the heritage restoration of the Uma Fukun building – a colonial Portuguese building – on Dili Harbour in the centre of town. The building has since been restored to serve as Timor-Leste’s National Museum and Cultural Centre.Since yesterday, Mr. Matsuura has been in New Delhi India, where he plans to hold talks with government officials and today opened an International Ministerial Conference on “Dialogue Among Civilizations – The Quest for New Perspectives”, hosted by the Indian Government and co-organized with UNESCO. The Conference hosted more than 50 ministers, and international advisors and experts. It emphasized issues at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate, especially education as an instrument of dialogue, science and technology as the new frontiers of unity and global connectivity, and the preservation of cultural diversity and spiritual values in an era of globalization. read more

Fréchette heads to Australia to address philanthropy group on poverty goals

Ms. Fréchette will deliver her address on the role of philanthropy in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – global targets aimed at cutting poverty and other social ills by 2015 – to the Second International Philanthropy Conference in Melbourne on Monday.While there, the Deputy Secretary-General will participate in a roundtable discussion at the University of Melbourne on UN reform. She is also scheduled to meet with government officials in Canberra.Ms. Fréchette will back at UN Headquarters on Monday, 17 October. read more

Strong export markets continue to fuel CV manufacturing

Click through to download the October 2015 CV manufacturing press release.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Number of British commercial vehicles made for export boosted by 32.1% in October.October is ninth consecutive month of growth, with CV output rising 10.5% to 7,995 units.Year-to-date performance up by more than a third compared with first 10 months of 2014.Figures released today by SMMT show that foreign demand continues to drive British commercial vehicle manufacturing, with overall production volumes up 10.5% in October. Almost 8,000 commercial vehicles, including vans, trucks and buses, were built in the UK last month, with a 32.1% rise in production for export.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said, “It’s great to see UK commercial vehicle manufacturing continuing its resurgence in the third quarter of 2015, with year-to-date figures still demonstrating impressive double-digit growth. Particularly encouraging is the growing demand for exports, fuelled by the recovery of the sector’s largest market, Europe.” read more

What A Badass Olympic Skier Can Teach Us About WorkLife Balance

19Luxembourg16.0– 8Estonia20.0– CountryLength of paid maternity leave, in weeks Paid maternal leave policies around the worldAmong countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2016 15Canada17.0– 5Ireland26.0– 26Israel14.0– 30Norway13.0– 6Hungary24.0– 7Italy21.7– 32Sweden12.9– 16Austria16.0– 27Japan14.0– 11Chile18.0– 25Germany14.0– Source: OECD Family Database 14Finland17.5– 22Turkey16.0– 31South Korea12.9– 12Denmark18.0– 1Greece43.0– 10Australia18.0– 20Netherlands16.0– Team USA has sent 20 fathers to Pyeongchang, but only one mother: Kikkan Randall. A three-time winner of cross-country skiing’s World Cup sprint title, Randall was part of a baby boom that happened after the 2014 Sochi Olympics, when four of the sport’s top athletes took time off from racing to give birth.1The others were Marit Bjoergen of Norway (whose silver medal in Saturday’s skiathlon earned her the title of most-decorated woman at the Olympic Winter Games), five-time Olympic medalist Aino-Kaisa Saarinen of Finland and Katja Visnar of Slovenia.These women didn’t just return to work — they came back to the highest level of a demanding sport, and all four are expected to compete in Pyeongchang. But Randall is doing so without the same safety net that her European colleagues have. And that’s left her facing the same challenge that many other American women experience: how to balance a grueling career with the demands of new motherhood. A job as arduous as being a professional athlete (or, say, director of policy planning at the State Department) has little room for compromise or scaling back, and that means that much of the parenting must fall to a spouse or outside help.The 2018 Games will be the fifth Olympic appearance for Randall, a 35-year-old cross-country skier from Alaska.2When I was an elite skier in the 2000s, Randall was an up-and-coming star. I never skied fast enough to make the Olympic team, and the U.S. women’s teams in 2002 and 2006 were unlikely contenders for medals. But since then, thanks in large part to Randall’s performance and leadership, the American women have become a force to reckon with — earning both World Cup and world championship titles. Minnesota native Jessie Diggins won the final World Cup race before Pyeongchang. In 2008, Randall, nicknamed Kikkanimal, made history by becoming the first American woman to win a World Cup in cross-country skiing. And in Pyeongchang, she has a legitimate shot at a medal.Mothers-to-be in most professions take time off after childbirth, but Randall’s situation was different: “I was on my maternity leave while I was pregnant,” she said. Because she remained on the U.S. ski team roster, she retained access to her health insurance, and most of her sponsors continued their support, in exchange for appearances, social media plugs and other publicity. She resumed training about three weeks after her son, Breck, was born in April 2016, with the support of her husband, Jeff Ellis, who parented while she trained. Having a husband who is willing to take on parental duties and, most importantly, to do so “unbegrudgingly” has been “a huge piece of the puzzle,” Randall said.There’s no such thing as a part-time return to work in elite sports, which usually require multiple training sessions each day, along with naps, massages, full nights of sleep and other recovery rituals. Of course, sleepless nights are almost a given for the first years of a child’s life. And Randall said that knowing Ellis will “take care of those night-time wakings before a race really helps.”She noted that her peers in Scandinavian countries have the benefit of paid time off for fathers as well as mothers. (Of the 35 countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. is the only one without paid maternal leave.) 17France16.0– 33Mexico12.0– 23Belgium15.0– 28Switzerland14.0– 29Iceland13.0– 4Czech Republic28.0– 2United Kingdom39.0– 21Spain16.0– 35United States0.0 3Slovakia34.0– 9Poland20.0– 24Slovenia15.0– 34Portugal6.0– 18Latvia16.0– 13New Zealand18.0– Randall’s Finnish peer Aino-Kaisa Saarinen had a child around the same time that Randall did, and she told me that her country has a mandatory four-month paid leave for mothers, which she started a month before her due date. After the baby was born, she and her partner received further benefits, including leave that they could split as they chose between the parents. “In our case, the dad took all that,” Saarinen said. (Not to mention the paid leave that fathers are entitled to.)Randall has competed in the predominantly Europe-based World Cup without that kind of paid leave but with Breck in tow for the past two seasons. It hasn’t always been easy. Although she emerged from childbirth without any serious complications (not all women do, as tennis star Serena Williams’s story demonstrates), the snap in her muscles didn’t return right away. And during her time off, the U.S. team “had gotten so strong,” Randall said. She sat out the second World Cup weekend after her return because she wasn’t skiing as well as her teammates.There have been many men who’ve continued competing after adding a child to their family, said Chris Grover, head coach of the U.S. cross-country ski team, but very few women. “Many of these guys are not primary caregivers and tend to come to the races Thursday and head back home on Sunday night or Monday,” Grover said. And while fathers may experience sleepless nights just like mothers do, they don’t need to physically recover after childbirth.Randall and her husband have built their work and family life around her job. Ellis secured a job as a media coordinator for the ski federation, which allowed him to travel the World Cup circuit with her. “He got the job so that we could see each other in the winter,” Randall said.Randall breast-fed her son until about a month into the racing season. Realizing that there would be at least four mothers coming to the World Cup with babies, the ski federation worked with the athlete commission, national ski federations and organizing committees to make formal recommendations encouraging race venues to provide a “baby room” with appropriate provisions so that moms can breast-feed and care for their infants as needed. Randall thinks she used these rooms much more than others in her cohort of new mothers. She said that may be because the others live in Europe, where most of the races take place, and can travel back and forth between home and races on a weekly basis.In Finland, Saarinen benefits from laws that guarantee child care facilities will be available. “The government also pays for most of it,” she said. That’s not all. “We also get child money from the government, which is about 200€ per month, a baby box with 48 items, and free and mandatory monthly health checks for baby and for the mom.”Things are different in the U.S. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, 62 percent of parents of infant or preschool-age children report difficulty finding affordable, high-quality child care in their community, regardless of their income.Because Randall and Ellis are both working while on the race circuit, their parents and some friends have stepped in to provide child care, but paying travel and accomodations for these helpers isn’t cheap. In part because of the cost, Breck won’t be accompanying his parents to Pyeongchang. After calculating that it would run something like $15,000 to $20,000 for them to bring him and a caretaker along, they decided to send him to his grandparents’ house in Canada instead.As well as things are working out for her now, Randall acknowledges that her current situation is not sustainable. And it probably wouldn’t be scalable to the whole workplace either. Grover acknowledged that it’s difficult to imagine a ski team traveling around Europe with all the coaching staff’s kids, in addition to the team athletes.Randall plans to retire from racing after this season but will remain in the sport. She is president of the U.S. branch of Fast and Female, a group that encourages girls to participate in sports, and she’s running for election as an athlete representative on the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission. After two decades of competition, it feels right, she said. Success in a career like sports requires giving it your all, and that means family life can’t always come first. For a parent who wants to substantially take part in parenting, eventually something must give. read more

New law will allow missing persons families apply for presumption of death

first_imgNew law will allow missing persons’ families apply for ‘presumption of death order’ The legislation will mean the affairs of a missing person who is presumed dead can be put in order. By Michelle Hennessy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4635277 Wednesday 15 May 2019, 11:18 AM Short URL A death certificate cannot be issued, life insurance policies will not be processed and no decisions can be made in respect of the assets of the person’s estate.The bill will apply where the circumstances of the disappearance indicate death is “virtually certain” or where the length of disappearance indicates it is highly probably the person has died.Burke said the aim is to provide a clear pathway for families to “overcome those challenges at what is already a very difficult time”. May 15th 2019, 11:18 AM Families attending the 2017 Missing Persons Day ceremony in Dublin. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie 6 Comments 6,317 Views Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Share17 Tweet Email A BILL THAT will allow families of missing persons to apply for a presumption of death order has been approved by Cabinet.The legislation when enacted will mean the estate of a missing person who is presumed to have died can be administered and their affairs can be put in order. It will also bring marriage or civil partnership to an end.The bill started as a Private Members’ Bill, initiated by Senators Colm Burke, Marie-Louise O’Donnelland Lynn Ruane, but there is support for the proposed legislation on both sides of the House.The government has submitted a number of technical amendments to the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill and yesterday agreed for a money message to allow it to proceed to committee stage in the Dáil today.Senator Burke welcomed the move, pointing out that as the law stands now, there is no legal procedure to allow for a person’s estate to be managed if they are missing and it is clear from all available evidence they have died.“Their families and friends are left in limbo, unable to take any action in respect of the person’s affairs,” he said. Families attending the 2017 Missing Persons Day ceremony in Dublin.last_img read more

Gold to Trade Highly Volatile ahead of Fed Statement

first_imgGold continue to hold its gains witnessed this week underpinned by a slew of soft US economic data that dented dollar strength and pushed back expectations on interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.The yellow metal prices traded at its highest level in three weeks on Wednesday, holding firm at $1,210 per ounce, following a gain of about 3% in the past two days.The precious metal has been finding support in recent sessions by a string of negative surprises in US activity data, which indicated a slowdown in momentum of US economy following a year of robust growth.Gold prices also head higher ahead of a statement release by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) after two-day meeting that concludes on Wednesday, which is widely expected to hint at US central bank delaying the start of monetary tightening cycle to later this year.”We expect little change to the FOMC statement, as the Fed seems to be in wait-and-see mode, held in place by soft growth in Q1,” said Nordea Markets in a note.Gold is expected to trade highly volatile before FOMC releases its statement and the metal prices are anticipated to strengthen further if the committee turns out to be dovish. “We expect the FOMC to maintain a very cautious tone this week, doing little to dissuade the market from pricing only one rate hike this year,” said Societe Generale in a note.Investors also await the data on first estimate on gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the US for the first quarter, which is scheduled to release ahead of Fed statement.”We expect US GDP growth to have eased markedly to just 0.8% q/q annual rate in Q1. Both net exports and fixed investments are expected to have been a drag on growth in Q1,” said Danske Bank in a note.However, the dollar is expected to see some renewed interest from investors if the FOMC considers the recent softness in US data as short-lived, hurting the gains witnessed in gold in recent sessions.”We still see potential for renewed USD buying in particular on the back of tonight’s FOMC meeting where we believe that the FOMC will downplay the recent weakness in US data signalling that this was primarily driven by temporary factors,” said Danske Bank.Capital Economics expects the gold prices to rebound to around $1,400 per ounce by the end of 2015, mainly due to increased buying by households and central banks in emerging economies.The research firm also sees huge potential for upside in gold led by increased safe-haven buying if the crisis in Greece escalates.last_img read more

Nwora No 15 Louisville Rout Wake Forest 8254

first_imgStory Links Next Game: NORTH CAROLINA 2/2/2019 | 2 p.m. Matchup History Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats ESPN Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster center_img Postgame Notes PDF Box Score Print Friendly Version WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Nwora scored 20 points and No. 15 Louisville won its sixth straight game, routing Wake Forest 82-54 on Wednesday night.Dwayne Sutton added 17 points and 10 rebounds, Malik Williams finished with 13 points and Ryan McMahon had 12 points on four 3-pointers for the Cardinals (16-5, 7-1).They shot 52 percent and led by 35 while keeping themselves even with three other one-loss teams – No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Virginia and No. 9 North Carolina – atop the Atlantic Coast Conference.Nwora, who averages 18 points, had 17 in the first half while Ryan McMahon hit three 3s in roughly 5 minutes. Behind those two – and 8-of-13 shooting from 3-point range in the half – Louisville needed less than 15 minutes to build a 20-point lead, and the Cardinals spent the rest of the game maintaining it.Brandon Childress scored 13 points, Jaylen Hoard finished with 11 and Chaundee Brown had 10 for the Demon Deacons (8-12, 1-7).They shot a season-worst 27 percent and missed 13 of their first 14 3-pointers. They have lost seven of eight and are off to their fourth 1-7 start to league play in five years under coach Danny Manning.BIG PICTURELouisville: The Cardinals are riding the hottest streak of their five years in the ACC. Their 7-1 start to league play is their best since joining this conference, and their best in any league since they opened 8-0 in the old Big East in 2008-09. But things are about to get tougher – their next four opponents are in the AP Top 25.Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons are off to yet another poor start to league play. They began 1-7 in the ACC in Manning’s first season in 2014-15, opened 1-13 in the conference the following season and were 1-8 last season. That’s bad, and this is worse: In none of those seasons did Wake Forest make a postseason tournament or finish above .500.UP NEXTLouisville: Plays host to North Carolina on Saturday.Wake Forest: Visits Clemson on Sunday.last_img read more

US ag secretary tours California avocado grove

first_img U.S. ag secretary tours California avocado grove, … California grower associations for citrus, blueberries and avocados say there have not yet been any impacts from what are among the most serious wildfires in the state’s history.The Mendocino Complex fire has already engulfed around 300,000 acres, and barely a third of it is under control, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.The fire was declared the biggest in California’s history on Monday and is expected to burn for the rest of the month.In a statement sent to Fresh Fruit Portal, California Citrus Mutual president Joel Nelsen said the fires were far away from citrus production.California Avocado Commission president Tom Bellamore also said that avocado production was not in affected areas.”Thus far, the various fires that are taking place in California are not in close proximity to avocado groves,” Bellamore said. “With the continued hot weather, anything could happen. We are all closely monitoring the weather, its effects, and progress on the fires across the state.”Lemons and avocados were the two most heavily affected fruit crops from the wildfires that struck the state late last year.Todd Sanders, executive director of the California Apple Commission, the California Blueberry Commission and the California Olive Committee, also said that none of those crops has been impacted.”The blueberry harvest for California finished mid-June and most of the handlers are not in the areas directly affected by the fires,” he said.”The apple harvest is just ramping up with full production expected by mid-August. Since most of the fires are concentrated in the National Forest area, apple production is not expected to be affected as most apple production is found in the Central Valley.”Ian LeMay, director of member relations and communications at the California Fresh Fruit Association, said that to this point, the only direct impacts that the organization’s members have dealt with have been in the area of Lake County, which is dealing with the Mendocino Complex Fire.”The fire came very close to one of our members packing sheds but thanks to the diligent work of California firefighters, the facility was protected,” he said.”Growers in the central portion of the state have not seen any direct impacts to fruit, but are monitoring the bad air quality via the Air Quality Index (AQI).” How California avocado growers keep Persea mites f … You might also be interested incenter_img Mexico forecasts record-breaking avocado exports t … August 09 , 2018 South Africa: Maluma Symposium has ‘become a highl …last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterKimpton Hotels & Restaurants is making a move into the Mexico market, announcing it will open two high-end boutique hotels in the upscale neighbourhood of Polanco in Mexico City.The hotels will feature select room counts: one with 32 guest rooms and the other with 48. Both hotels will offer a signature restaurant and rooftop bar. Additional amenities will include Kimpton signatures such as complimentary bikes, yoga mats in every guest room, morning coffee and tea and a nightly hosted social hour.Polanco is home to numerous high-end boutiques, restaurants and art galleries, as well as 20 foreign embassies. Culturally diverse and always evolving, Mexico City is an epicentre for historic and modern architecture and world-renowned culinary offerings. It’s also consistently ranked as one of the top two cities in the world with the most museums, including the popular Museo Nacional de Antropología.The two hotels are owned by real estate investment fund, ZKC.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Lamba also pointed out that though the matter has been referred to the ethics committee, who turned pro in 2015, Also read |?scheduled for tomorrow at the EC office.Talking to reporters Munuswamy said the rivalfaction was trying to delay the hearings by submitting fakeaffidavits "The rival faction doesn’t want us to get the ‘twoleaves’ symbol It was evident during the last hearing thatthey had submitted fake affidavits" he said adding that theEC’s verdict would be in favour of his faction During the second hearing on 16 October the faction ledby Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran had requested thepoll panel to freeze the coveted ‘two leaves’ symbolpermanently They have also questioned the authenticity of thedocuments submitted by the rival group The EC had adjourned the hearing It is slated for 3:00pm on Monday The Supreme Court has given the EC time till 10 November to decide on the ‘two leaves’ symbol case The Delhi High Court on Tuesday questioned the Delhi Police over the delay in investigation of the death of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar PTI reported While hearing BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking a CBI investigation into the 2014 case the bench comprising Justice GS Sistani and Justice Chander Shekhar also questioned the police over the delay in submitting the final report on the evidence collected so far The bench said the police had collected evidence in the matter in February 2015 but has not yet got the final result of the electronic evidences they have seized in the matter including that of the close friends of Tharoor and Pushkar "This (collecting of evidence)is something that happened in February 2015 Why it took two years for the police to get the final result Here is somebody who passed away back in 2014 and you (police) initially said it was a suicide but later it turned out to be a homicide" the bench said Delhi Police was asked searching questions by the court today They were on the mat ANI quoted Subramanian Swamy as saying Delhi Police was asked searching questions by the court today they were on the mat: Subramanian Swamy #SunandaPushkar pictwittercom/PiNmhJEI3z — ANI (@ANI_news) August 1 2017 During the arguments the counsel representing Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon also moved an application seeking faster investigation to conclude the case Sunanda Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon also moved an application seeking a direction to conclude the investigations in a time bound manner — ANI (@ANI_news) August 1 2017 Slamming Swamy over his plea demanding a CBI investigation Menon’s counsel said that the BJP MP had filed a "Publicity Interest Litigation" and not a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Sunanda Pushkar case: Shiv Menon’s counsel says before court that it’s not a public interest litigation but a publicity interest litigation — ANI (@ANI_news) August 1 2017 However Swamy in response to this said "I don’t need any publicity I am a politician and an MP so I don’t need publicity"ANIreported Swamy had on Monday filed a fresh application in the court seeking a copy of the charge sheet of the case within 45 days File image of Sunanda Pushkar PTI Menon’s plea to be considered a party in the case was also heard by the court on Monday Hearing his plea Justice GS Sistani and Justice Chander Shekhar had expressed concern over failure of the police to file a charge sheet in the case even after three-and-a-half years The court had also sought Swamy’s response on Menon’s plea to implead him as a party in the proceedings before the high court Menon had also questioned Swamy’s locus standi in seeking such a investigation alleging that he was doing it only for publicity On 6 July Swamy had moved the Delhi High Court seeking a court-monitored investigationby a CBI-led Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the death of Pushkar alleging that the "inordinate delay" in the investigation "is a blot on the justice system" Swamy had sought a court-monitored investigation by setting up of a multi-disciplinary SIT consisting of Intelligence Bureau Enforcement Directorate RAW Delhi Police and headed by the CBI in the case "The case referred to in this petition is an extreme example of the slow motion of the criminal justice process and the extent to which it can be subverted by the rich and influential" the plea filed through advocate Ishkaran Singh Bhandari had said Pushkar’sdeath once again came under media spotlight after a private TV channel had released a series of 11 audio tapes alleging that Tharoor and his assistant Narayan were deliberately stopping Pushkar from talking to the media just before her death The high profile death under unexplained circumstances has been in the news as it had come in the backdrop of a Twitter controversy that broke out few days before Pushkar’s death where she had publicly blamed a Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar for stalking her husband Pushkar a well known socialite and entrepreneur was found dead on 17 January 2014 under unexplained 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Before Stokes struck, Bakul Kabariya (42), one who delights in the antics of her classmates even if she does not join them,Passages are very narrow and people fall down and die, the bench observed Pointing out the lack of facilities for pilgrims en route and around the Holy Cave of Amarnaththe bench said they have to stay for days on glaciers without any amenities and proper medical care The committee will comprise of secretaries of various departments including those from the Ministry of Environment and ForestHome AffairsHealth and Child Welfarebesides the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir government For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: August 6 2009 1:12 pm Related News Former party pals popstar Britney Spears and actress Lindsay Lohan had a blast on a night out together where they flaunted their newly acquired blonde looks The duo were found partying hard Sunday evening at the Grand Star Jazz Club in 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letter to employees “In this past one year we have broken several records both in India and globally But what gives me the biggest personal satisfaction is to have broken the myth that India is not ready to adopt advanced technology” Ambani said in his letter to Jio employees Reliance Jio launched its mobile services commercially on September 5 last year with 90 days of unlimited 4G data free along with free unlimited voice calling and access to services during roaming at no additional cost for lifetime India telecom sector touched its peak subscriber addition in the subsequent month when Jio commenced operation India’s telecom subscriber base crossed the 11 billion mark in October registering highest customer addition of around 29 million in a month Out of this the new entrant alone added 1963 million subscribers Appreciating effort of the employees Ambani said “the way you laid out the infrastructure and technology and most importantly the way you worked tirelessly to have more than hundred and thirty million satisfied customers making Jio a truly customer obsessed organisation” As per TRAI data Reliance Jio had 12336 million subscribers at the end of June A senior Jio official said during one of Jio’s service mobile data consumption in India went up from 20 crore GB per month to over 150 crore GB per month with Jio customers alone are consuming 125 crore GB “India moved up from 155 to number 1 in the world in terms of mobile data consumption Jio has become the world’s first and only exabyte telecom network with more than 100 crore GB data per month being accessed on its network Jio is already carrying five times more data than all other telecom players put together in India” the official said Ambani in the letter said that the way country has embraced 4G technology and the way it is being used has become case study for quantum technology leaps With the launch of Jio services the cost of 1 GB mobile data has come down to less than Rs 10 from around Rs 250 priced 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the Governor of Assam according to a statement by Rashtrapati Bhavan Written by The Indian Express | Published: May 15 2013 3:07 am Related News Popular voice * This refers to Shekhar Guptas article? 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and will be defending the 7800 points she got last year for her runner-up position in the Hong Kong Open Superseries File photo of PV Sindhu in action AFP Perhaps the World No 2 spot she currently occupies in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) pecking order is more dear to the 22-year-old shuttler than the rest she sorely needs to shed the stiffness from the limbs and the staleness from the mind although she has no chance whatsoever of overtaking the current numero uno player Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei Tai sits atop the rankings with 95539 points well ahead of Sindhu’s 82486 So even if the Indian were to get the 9200 points that are awarded for winning the Hong Kong Open and Tai were to lose in her opening outing at the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom Bay Kowloon Sindhu would improve her tally by 1400 points to 83886 which is well short of whatever the Taiwanese would end up with On the other hand if Sindhu were to skip the competition her tally would stand re-adjusted to 74686 in the moving annual total after deducting the 7800 points for her losing finalist position last year In such an event three players third-placed Korean Sung Ji Hyun (currently on 75805 points) fourth-placed Japanese Akane Yamaguchi (74599) and fifth-placed Spaniard Carolina Marin (73787) would leap-frog the Indian even in the highly unlikely event that all three were to lose in the first round and get 2220 points just for their participation Sindhu would straightaway drop to fifth in the standings One feels a certain grudging sympathy for the Hyderabadi in her reluctance to relinquish her hard-earned No 2 spot even though her berth in the year-ending Superseries grand finals in Dubai in mid-December is guaranteed If she performs well in both the Hong Kong Open and the Dubai finals there is an outside chance of her ending the year as World No 1 a position that only one other Indian Saina Nehwal has attained earlier Looking at the second-seeded Sindhu’s chances in Hong Kong one can see the presence of a major obstacle in the way of her achieving her objective of at least reaching the final so that there is no reduction in her present points tally a projected quarter-final clash with Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi who won the China Open just two days ago Of course well before the Yamaguchi clash Sindhu has to straddle two hurdles opening her campaign against a qualifier from Hong Kong Leung Yuet Yee; and then the winner of the first-round duel between Japan’s Aya Ohori and Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya The chances of Ohori’s coming through are very strong; and the Japanese player is likely to give the off-form Sindhu a torrid time The other Indian in the women’s singles draw three-time reigning national champion Saina Nehwal has an even more challenging draw She first runs into Denmark’s Mette Poulsen; and if she wins is expected to cross swords with China’s eighth-seeded Chen Yufei Their winner is projected to clash with the top-seeded Taiwanese Tai Tzu Ying at the quarter-final stage In the absence of India’s flag-bearer Kidambi Srikanth who has wisely decided to continue resting his knee the Indian challenge will be spearheaded by recently crowned national champion and world No 10 HS Prannoy who has a tricky opening round against Hong Kong veteran Hu Yun At the ripe old age of 36 Hu ranked as high as world No 4 in 2013 occupies the 21st spot on the BWF computer and can still be quite a handful Should the 25-year-old Prannoy win he has been saddled with the task of taking on top-seeded Dane Viktor Axelsen who should be able to slip it across Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai in his opening outing Sakai is no rabbit as he proved when he knocked out Prannoy at the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier in June this year before being tamed by Srikanth in the final Of the other two Indians in the main draw of the men’s singles B Sai Praneeth has been drawn against the No 2 seed from South Korea Son Wan Ho in his lung-opener itself Their winner is slated to bump into either former two-time Indian national champion Sourabh Verma who has been promoted from the qualifying rounds into the tournament proper or former world championship bronze medalist from Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto who square off against each other first A fourth Indian made the main draw on Tuesday evening Thirty-one-year-old Parupalli Kashyap whose chances of competing at all in the Hong Kong Open were under a cloud when he was detained at the airport over a visa issue won two qualifying rounds on Tuesday first against Chinese Taipei’s Kan Chao Yu at 21-12 21-10; and then over Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu with a most commendable 21-13 21-19 triumph Kashyap has now barged into a section of the main draw that offers him considerable chances of advancement In his first round in the tournament proper he runs into another qualifier South Korean Lee Dong Keun who scored an equally impressive 21-18 21-15 victory in the preliminary rounds over Kenta Nishimoto of Japan Nishimoto it will be recalled had embarked on a giant-killing run in the French Open and reached the final before succumbing to the power and wiles of Srikanth The winner of the Kashyap-Lee encounter advances to a second-round meeting with the winner of the clash between China’s Huang Yuxiang and Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab who was promoted from the qualifying rounds to replace Srikanth who had originally been entered in the tournament and would have been seeded fourth but was subsequently withdrawn Whoever wins these two rounds is projected to clash with China’s fifth-seeded Chen Long who won the China Open last Sunday In the men’s doubles the only Indian pair in the main draw Manu Attri and Sumeet B Reddy play a duo from the qualifiers and then could run into the formidable fourth seeded Chinese combination of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen who were losing finalists to the top Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo at the China Open two days ago There was a good chance of a second Indian pair joining Attri and Reddy in the tournament proper for Shlok Ramchandran and M R Arjun had won their first round in the qualifying tournament against Hong Kong’s Li Kuen Hon and Yeung Shin Choi However the Indians were defeated in their second and final qualifying round against Koreans Seung Jae Seo and Kim Won Ho by a 19-21 17-21 scoreline to crash out of the tournament Their partnership was broken finally by Ronit More in the 88th over when he had Vihari caught behind. it “probably requires more security. 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no contractor has been blacklisted, said Agarwal Data generated the BMCs pothole tracking software shows that the civic body collected a whopping Rs 141 crore from contractors for delay in repair of potholes While contractors working under the supervision of various BMC departments paid Rs 108 crore for failing to repair potholes within 48 hoursward level contractors were fined Rs 33 lakh The data shows that the money spent on pothole repair saw a 200 per cent jump over the past five years while the rainfall during the same period increased by only 30 per cent The amount spent on road repair has increased from Rs 1907 crore during 2006-07 to Rs 6538 crore in 2011-12 Moreoverthe BMC has spent close to Rs 4500 crore on paving new asphalt and concrete roads across the city in this period For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsI was at a dinner last night when I learnt that Commonwealth Games corruption scandal tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala were anointed as Life Presidents of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Almost immediately I was enveloped by a grim melancholic state of inexplicable grief No words can describe the deep sense of emotional distress inflicted on one’s soul when you learnthat two allegedcriminals are being honoured with patronage at the temple of Indian sport the IOA Are these two individuals worthy of being representatives of Indian sport The anguish around the decision is reminiscent of the experience of watching Sorious Samura’s disturbing documentary ‘Living with Corruption’ The film captures the dark underbelly in Kenya and Sierra Leone where poverty stricken daily-wage labourers are robbed of their meagre earnings File photo of former IOA president Suresh Kalmadi? agreed with the vote for change rhetoric, according to The Washington Post, The key is to walk briskly? Our land is lying useless, 2017 3:22 pm Rishi Kapoor talks about his film Karz. Del Bosque’s men became the first side to retain the Euro title in Poland and Ukraine four years ago. read more