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We say that we are working hard!!!

Posted on 31 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Wednesday 01 September, 2010.

We say that we are working hard!!!
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Let’s join our Hands to stop Child labour in the every possible way we can!!

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Indian economy grows by 8.8 pc in April-June

Posted on 31 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Wednesday 01 September, 2010.

New Delhi,  (PTI) Economy grew by an impressive 8.8 per cent during the quarter ended June on the back of robust manufacturing growth.

However, certain sectors like financial services restrained the growth in economy, which had recorded 6 per cent growth rate in April-June 2009-10.

Agriculture and allied activities grew by 2.8 per cent, higher than 1.9 per cent in the year-ago period, but it is nowhere between the target of four per cent pegged by the government in the medium term.

Manufacturing expanded by strong 12.4 per cent in April-June, 2010 against a mere 3.8 per cent growth rate in the same period last year.

Construction too grew by 7.5 per cent compared to 4.6 per cent.

Among services, financial, insurance and real estate services expanded by just 8 per cent, against a growth rate of 11.

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SC notice to accused in Bhopal gas leak case

Posted on 31 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Wednesday 01 September, 2010.

New Delhi,  (PTI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to all the accused in Bhopal gas leak case on a petition by the CBI seeking to restore against them the stringent charge of culpable homicide, which attracts a maximum punishment of 10 years’ jail term.

In in-chamber proceedings, a bench comprising Chief Justice S H Kapadia and Justices Altamas Kabir and R V Raveendran sought response from the accused on the curative petition filed by the probe agency seeking recall of the apex court’s 14-year-old judgement that had diluted the offence.

The court listed the matter for hearing after the completion of the service. .

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Match-fixing scandal: More games under scanner

Posted on 30 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Tuesday 31 August, 2010.

The match-fixing scandal that has rocked Pakistan cricket grew in proportion today with reports emerging of more games being rigged prompting a shocked cricketing fraternity to demand life bans on guilty players.

The sting operation carried out by British tabloid ‘The News of the World’, which implicated seven Pakistani players including captain Salman Butt, has opened a Pandora’s box with fresh reports suggesting that the opening Test between England and Pakistan and the January Sydney Test between Pakistan and Australia could have been fixed.

A guarded International Cricket Council President Sharad Pawar said the allegations were very serious but the ICC would wait for a report from the police in London before deciding on its course of action.

“Until and unless the process of investigation is over, it is improper for me to react,” Pawar told reporters in Mumbai.

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Joint UN-NGO conference in Australia to focus on global health

Posted on 30 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Tuesday 31 August, 2010.

The joint conference of the United Nations department of public information and non-governmental organizations, which gets under way in Australia tomorrow, will this year focus on global health in relation to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aiming to attract greater participation of civil society from the Asia-Pacific region.

The 63rd annual DPI/NGO Conference, which will take place in the city of Melbourne, has attracted more than 2,200 participants from some 70 countries.

The effort to give priority to non-governmental organizations in the Asia-Pacific region in the annual DPI/NGO conference and increase geographic diversity bore fruit when an unprecedented number of the region’s NGOs joined the department on 30 June.

In all, 41 such organizations from the Asia-Pacific region were associated this year, including 32 from Australia, one from Fiji, five from the Philippines, and three from the Pacific Islands.

The new UN policy to offer association to non-governmental organizations in the region where the conference is being held also presents a chance for “solidifying the trend of increasing geographic diversity and greater networking opportunities for NGOs affiliated with the Department of Public Information,” said UN Chief of NGO Relations Maria-Luisa Chavez.

Holding the Conference away from United Nations Headquarters “offers a unique opportunity to intensify and strengthen our partnerships with the NGOs and civil society different regions of the world, in this case, the Asia-Pacific region,” she said.

Ms. Chavez noted that this year the Conference has been organized against a backdrop of challenges posed by a 15-hour time difference, geographical distance and even the elections in Australia. Despite this, she declared the list of participants “impressive”.

“This Conference will be different because it is the first time that a UN Conference of this size has been hosted in Australia. We are very excited to meet in this part of the world and to have the strong participation of NGOs from this country,” said Kiyo Akasaka, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

Setting the stage for tomorrow’s opening of the conference, which will last until 5 September, will be a series of public events in Melbourne under the banner “Making Health Global.”

The programme is directed by Professor Philip Batterham, Convenor of the Australian NGO Focal Group.

“Melburnians already play a role in global health. We give, we volunteer and our medical researchers are tackling the big killers like HIV, malaria, diarrhoea and dirty water,” Mr. Batterham said.

World Vision Australia, the Australian Football League and Melbourne Football Club, among others, hosted an event on today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to mark the end of the football season before the finals in a game that saw Melbourne versus North Melbourne. The game was dedicated to raising awareness around the issue of child health.

A media event featured statements and a question-and-answer period with the press and Mr. Akasaka, Tim Costello, the Chief Executive Officer of World Vision, Jim Stynes, President of the Melbourne Football Club, and Glenn Archer, former North Melbourne champion.

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Rajdhani engine derails, sabotage not ruled out

Posted on 30 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Monday 30 August, 2010.

Kolkata, (PTI) Passengers of the Howrah-bound Rajdhani Express escaped unhurt today when the engine derailed at a station in Hooghly district with the Railways not ruling out sabotage as 300 pandoral clips on the tracks were found removed.

The New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express was at a slow speed while it was passing through a platform of the Baruipara station, around 27 km from Kolkata, when two front wheels of the engine jumped the tracks, Eastern railway CPRO Samir Goswami told PTI.

None of the coaches were affected by the derailment, which occurred at around 9:15 am, he said.

Eastern Railway sources had earlier said that two coaches had also derailed.

“Since none of the coaches were affected there was no casualty or injury,” the CPRO said.

“Prima facie 300 pandoral clips on the tracks were found removed, therefore we are not ruling out sabotage,” Goswami said.

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CWG OC releases Rs 1.75 cr to IWF to pay fine

Posted on 28 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Sunday 29 August, 2010.

New Delhi, (News Net India)… After weeks of uncertainty, decks were on Thursday cleared for Indian weightlifters’ participation in the Commonwealth Games with the Organising Committee releasing Rs. 1.75 crore to the Indian Weightlifting Federation so that it can pay the doping fine to the international parent body.The Sports Ministry had directed the OC to immediately release Rs. 1.75 crore interest-free loan to the IWLF so that it can pay the doping fine of USD 3,75,000 to International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) before the August 31 deadline.IWLF secretary-general Sahdev Yadav collected the cheque from the OC office and said they will try to pay the fine as soon as possible to ensure participation of the lifters.”Today I received the cheque worth 1.75 crore from the CWG Organising Committee. It is good news for the lifters. We would try to pay the fine at the earliest, so that our weightlifters can participate in the Commonwealth Games. We are expecting lot of medals from them,” Sahdev told PTI.Besides, we will pay the USD 31,000 fine of the individual guilty lifters from our own resources,” he added.In a letter to the CWG OC, the Ministry on Tuesday had expressed unhappiness that the IOA has not taken steps to “intercede” with International Weightlifting Federation to reduce the fine or reschedule the penalty payment so that Indian weightlifters can take part in Commonwealth Games.It said the Rs. 1.75 crore amount be paid against the approved budget of Rs. 25 crore for development of sports under the Joint Marketing Agreement as provided under clause 261 of the Host City Contract of Commonwealth Games.The letter also said that the loan of Rs. 1.75 crore being given to IWF should not to be utilised by the IWLF for the payment of fine USD 31,000 on individual weightlifters found guilty.The IWLF was under pressure to pay the doping fine of USD 3,75,000 and an additional USD 31,000 for individual fines and ‘B’ sample testing charges, failing which, the Indian lifters would have been barred from taking part in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.For some time now, the IWF had asked IOA and the Ministry to give interest-free loan of around Rs. one crore each to pay the fine. The Ministry had sent a letter a few days back to the IOA and CWG OC to negotiate with the international weightlifting body to reduce the fine or re-schedule the penalty payment.The Ministry said that it cannot accept a situation where Indian weightlifters would not take part in the Commonwealth Games which is to be held in the country as it is likely to result in loss of medals.

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Politician’s drama

Posted on 28 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Sunday  29 August, 2010.
mail of the week… Natak


Mr. Rahul Gandhi do this work just for an hour….without media.
Then tell us what you got…
If you really want to Change our India….No need to show us…..
We will follow you……Definitely.

“Karunaa”Nidhi Fasting

First time in the world history fasting only 4 hours and that too with an AC …….
This is the comedy of the year 2009….
Fasting starts after breakfast and ending before lunch. Interesting one!!

Dont forget to forward this mail, We have to show these type of drama’s to everyone

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LS passes bill for three-fold hike in MPs’ salaries

Posted on 27 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Saturday 28 August, 2010.

New Delhi, (PTI) The much talked about bill to hike salaries of MPs by over three times from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 and doubling two of their key allowances to Rs 40,000 each was passed in Lok Sabha today.

During the debate on the Salary, Allowance and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2010, a strong demand was made for setting up an independent body to decide on their future pay.

As many as 10 members participated in the discussion on the bill and the demand for such a body was voiced by senior BJP leader L K Advani, who was supported by other members.

Replying to the debate, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said, “There is a need for setting up a mechanism for revision of members’ salary and pension.

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China says its nuke coop with Pak is for peaceful purpose:Govt

Posted on 26 August 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Friday 27 August, 2010.

New Delhi, (PTI) China has assured India that its nuclear cooperation with Pakistan is for peaceful purposes, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today said in the Rajya Sabha.

He said during Question Hour that India is keeping a close watch on nuclear cooperation between China and Pakistan and has taken up the issue with Beijing.

“China has assured us that its nuclear cooperation with Pakistan is for peaceful purposes,” he said.

Krishna was responding to BJP member Ram Jethmalani’s concern over supply of two nuclear reactors by China to Pakistan recently.

“We do realise the seriousness of this development.

Pakistan’s acquisition of nuclear reactors is of serious concern to us and we are keeping a close watch on this,” he said.

To a query by Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP) about nuclear activities being undertaken by Pakistan and China, Krishna said, “this is something where we make assessment.

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