Saturday, April 4, 2009
Department of Telecommunication is proposing to switch from 10 digits mobile numbers to 11 digits number as the series is exhausting fast due to steep rise in the increase of the mobile subscribers. At the end of Dec 2008 there were around 346.9 million subscribers in India. China already have 11 digit numbers and India is catching up the most populous country in number of people as well and if the population growth keep on increases like the past few years then it will catch China very soon.
Well don't know whether some of you know or not but I have seen many such practices by various cellular companies where they in name of increasing their subscriber base they sell SIMS at throw away prices and in some case they are also providing more talk values then the original cost of the new connection so many people purchase those, use the talk value and then throw away all those SIMS while cell companies claim a bigger subscriber base.
Board of Secondary Education has achieved the dubious record of so many paper leaks this year. Two papers of Class X and one paper of XII along with four paper of VIII class have been cancelled on grounds of paper leak but no one knows how many papers actually get leaked because it's still unclear from where these paper get leaked. One of the leading newspaper claimed that the real picture is far from truth as they get many fax and from them many questions come as it is, board says that they are only guess papers but how come they be so accurate is not clear. The board has made the life of an average studious more difficult as they have to go through all those exam blues again for no fault of them. Around ten lakh secondary students has to take exam again later while around 46,000 senior secondary students has to take Sanskrit Litt. II on 12th April. Even after all this melodrama, government and administration were accusing each other for the ruckus, some call it is due to political rivalry and the result is the resignation of Board Chairman Mr Bharat Kumar Kumhar. But this seems as only scapegoat in the whole process, the real culprits are still at large.
A very good on papers but the irony is that even if BJP will come into the power it's not binding on it. So what's the relevance of it is beyond my thoughts.
But it become ritual and BJP also do that in style, here are some highlights of BJP manifesto, if you want to read the whole document there is a link at the end of this.
HAPPY READING J
DETERMINED LEADER, DECISIVE GOVERNMENT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY and HIGHLIGHTS
PUTTING POOR FIRST
1. All BPL families to get 35 kg of rice or wheat every month at Rs 2 per kg. This will be available against Food Coupons redeemable both at PDS and private outlets.
2. Ensure farm loans at a maximum interest rate of 4 percent.
3. Waive agricultural loans.
4. Introduce a Farm Income Insurance Scheme through which both price and produce will be insured
5. Irrigate 35 million hectares of additional farmland within 5 years.
6. Initiate special schemes for the urban poor, such as loans at 4 percent interest to poor vendors.
7. Set up a "Workers Bank" to provide a safety net for unorganized sector workers.
8. Revise minimum wages and ensure strict implementation of the Wages Act.
ECONOMY GROWS, INDIA PROSPERS
1. Generate employment through massive public spending on infrastructure projects. Complete the implementation of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dream projects: National Highway Development Project by building 15-20 km of new highways every day; and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, to link all villages with over 500 people by all-weather road.
2. Introduce schemes to encourage private industry and services sectors. Ensure a low tax, low interest rate regime.
3. Exempt personal Income Tax for those earning up to Rs 3 lakh per annum. For women and Senior Citizens, the exemption will be Rs 3.5 lakh per annum. This will benefit over 3.5 crore people.
4. Complete exemption for interest income on bank deposits for all other than corporates and those who have business income.
5. Scrap Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT), which is a source of harassment to employees and employers alike.
6. Abolish CST and fix a ceiling of 12-14 percent on GST.
7. Ensure watertight monitoring of regulatory bodies so that the public is secured from companies indulging in fraudulent practices in the stock markets.
8. Construct 10,00,000 housing for the poor units every year; kick-start the real estate sector that is suffering at present. Bring down interest on housing loans to make urban housing affordable.
9. Take firm steps to identify and retrieve Indian money stashed away in foreign banks. Estimated at Rs. 25 lakh crore-Rs. 75 lakh crore, getting this amount back through international cooperation will be enough to complete road and power connectivity throughout the country; ensure setting up of quality schools in all villages. This quantum of black money, if recovered, will amount to allocating Rs 4 crore to every Indian village to improve living conditions in the countryside.
10. Boost tourism sector: Identify 50 destinations and develop infrastructure, connectivity. Double foreign tourist arrivals in 5 years to help generate employment in hospitality industry.
11. Ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector to help domestic retail trade.
WAR AGAINST ENEMIES WITHIN AND WITHOUT
1. BJP's robust commitment to securing the nation against its enemies is well known. Our first priority will be to take stern steps against terrorists, cross-border or home-grown. An improved POTA-type law will be introduced. The intelligence mechanism shall be overhauled. India's 4000-km long coastline will be fully protected by enhanced naval security.
2. We will systematically detect, detain and deport illegal immigrants who have emerged as a major source of homegrown terror. Fencing of the India-Bangladesh border, deliberately neglected by the UPA in pursuit of vote bank politics, will be speedily completed.
3. Use coercive diplomacy to isolate and compel countries engaging in exporting terror across the border to stop their misadventure. Ensure that the foreign tap of separatist groups in India is completely turned off.
4. Wage a relentless war against Maoist groups throughout the country using the highly successful and popular Chhattisgarh model.
5. Introduce a comprehensive National Identity Card for all citizens of India.
JAI JAWAN IN ACTION
1. All members of the armed forces and the para-military shall be exempted from payment of Income Tax. This will benefit nearly 20 lakh people.
2. Take steps to set up a separate Pay Commission for the armed forces. Also revisit the existing pay structure to ensure a better deal.
3. Implement one-rank-one-pension.
4. Push State Governments to introduce better schemes for the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen and explore avenues for resettling them with gainful employment.
ENERGY SAVED, ENERGY GAINED:
1. Generate an additional 120,000 MW of electricity in 5 years through speedy conclusion of ongoing projects while sanctioning new power plants. 20% of this will be through harnessing non-conventional energy sources.
2. Reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels by promoting renewable energy options such as run-on-river electricity projects, solar, wind power and biomass.
3. Secure energy needs through aggressive diplomatic and commercial moves in oil-producing countries.
WOMEN EMPOWERED, NATION STRENGTHENED
1. Introduce the Madhya Pradesh BJP Government's highly successful 'Ladli Lakshmi' Scheme
throughout India to directly transfer funds to the school going girl child to encourage education and secure economic self-sufficiency for young women. Rs. 1.18 lakh after completion of 12th
2. Pave the way for nationwide implementation of the Bhamashah Scheme proposed by the erstwhile BJP Government in Rajasthan to directly pay Rs 1,500 to open a bank account for every adult woman, to be accessed by biometric cards usable through fingerprint.
3. Provide bicycles to every school going girl child from BPL families throughout India.
4. Introduce special schemes to promote entrepreneurship among rural women through Self-help Groups (SHGs).
5. BJP remains committed to bring about 33 percent reservation for women in legislatures and will endeavour to introduce it at the earliest.
6. Salaries of 28 lakh Anganwadi workers and helpers, who are the backbone of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) will be doubled.
7. BJP believes all sections of Indian women cannot be fully empowered without the enactment of a Uniform Civil Code as decreed in the Directive Principles of the Constitution and emphasized repeatedly by the Supreme Court. The party remains committed to implementing such a code after discussions with all sections of opinion.
YOUNG INDIA, NATION'S PILLAR
1. UPA has nurtured despair, frustration and joblessness among India's young people who account for 50 percent of the population. BJP will regenerate hope through massive vocational training programmes and job creation schemes both in rural and urban areas.
2. A network of National Knowledge Incubation Centres will be set up throughout the country to identify and groom young talent for every sector of the economy.
3. Study loans will be made cheaper and more accessible by fixing student loan interest at 4%.
4. BJP will create 1.2 million IT-enabled jobs in rural areas. Computer prices will be drastically cut to make it affordable to every section. All educational institutions will have internet facilities within 5 years. Broadband connectivity to every village.
5. Special provisions will be made for SC/ST/OBC and other underprivileged sections of the youth for skill development with focus on web-based training.
6. Launch an aggressive project to groom young sporting talent by allocating Rs 5,000 crore for creation of sports infrastructure especially in educational institutions Appoint trained coaches; secure employment for international medal winners. Sport will be a compulsory subject in school curricula.
NATION'S WEALTH, PEOPLE'S HEALTH
1. BJP is committed to making the right to clean water a fundamental right. A massive programme will be launched to provide clean, drinking water to every citizen.
2. A regulatory authority to be set up for private hospitals and nursing homes to monitor unfair practices.
3. A comprehensive project to bring health-for-all by 2014.
4. Introduce a mandatory 'Dial 108 for ambulance at your doorstep' scheme throughout the country.
5. Revive the creation of new AIIMS, originally initiated by the NDA Government but neglected by UPA. All six state-of-the-art hospitals will be rapidly constructed over the next 5 years.
6. Janani Suraksha Yojana to care for delivering mothers and infants will be strengthened.
7. Investment will be made to promote alternative medicine such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani etc.
8. Population stabilization holds the key to India's prosperity. BJP will introduce schemes in consultation with different sections to expedite serious progress in this direction.
PRIVILEGING THE UNDERPRIVILEGED:
1. BJP is deeply committed to creating a society of equal opportunities with Justice for All as its credo. Its State Governments have introduced a series of schemes for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities – especially in education, job training, poverty alleviation and promotion of entrepreneurial talent. These schemes will be improved upon and the most successful among them replicated nationally. In addition, people living in backward regions, particularly in the North-East, inaccessible forests and hilly areas will be prioritized.
2. Education and Job quota will be introduced for economically backward sections of society other than SCs, STs and OBCs, for whom reservations will continue.
1. Recognising the importance of Senior Citizens in nation-building and inculcating civilisational values, BJP commits itself to reducing the age for receiving travel benefits from 65 to 60 years.
2. Complete tax exemption to senior citizens in respect of pension income.
CREATING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT:
1. Combating climate change and global warming through non-polluting technologies will be prioritized.
2. Importance given to programmes to arrest the melting of Himalayan glaciers from which most major rivers in North India originate.
3. Protect and promote forests and afforestation.
4. Take all appropriate steps to save Tiger, the National Animal, and safeguard critical habitants of all wildlife. Emphasis to be laid on protecting India's resplendent but endangered bio-diversity.
DEFENDING THE CIVILISATION
1. The BJP remains committed to the construction of a grand Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.
2. BJP will not allow anybody to touch the revered Ram Setu. We will evolve a new route for Sethu Samudram bypassing Ram Setu.
3. Cleaning the revered Ganga and other major rivers will be a priority. Local communities will be enrolled in this gigantic task.
4. Cow protection is an article of faith with BJP. This will be pursued relentlessly.
5. Full integration of the nation is not possible as long as Article 370 stays on the statute books. BJP remains steadfast in its belief that the provision must be removed to ensure Indian unity.
Election Manifesto 2009 (HINDI)
Election Manifesto 2009 (ENGLISH)
Monday, March 30, 2009
After attack on Sri Lankan Cricket team today terrorist attacked Manawan Police Training Center in Lahore.They stormed the academy and kill more than 20 people and injured around 70 others, with help of military commandos help some of the militants has been captured while two of them were said to be shot during the cross firing.
28 March 2009
Approximately 2 lakh devotees gather during the fair. The ritual of Kanak-Dandotis is observed by staunch devotees. They cover a distance of 15 to 20 Kms to reach the temple, not on foot but by lying prostrate, making lines with their hands in that position, advancing up to the line drawn and repeating this procedure till they reach the temple.
Groups of Meena tribesmen arrive in a spirit of gaiety – dancing, singing and creating a lively atmosphere. The spacious courtyard becomes the venue for dances and songs sung in praise of the guardian deity.
The nearest railhead is Hindaun at a distance of about 48 Kms. Shri Mahavirji is another railhead of the Western Railway near Kaila. The site is approachable by well maintained roads from Karauli, Hindaun and Mahavirji. During the fair, the State Transport as well as private operators provide bus services keeping in mind the huge inflow of pilgrims.
source : Rajasthan Tourism
Due to elections, the week long Rajasthan day celebration become a one day affair.
|1. Music in the Park |
(classical fusion: Rahul Sharma
on Santoor,bhawani shankar on
pakhawaj,Mukul Roy on tabla)
|Central Park||7:15 am -9:15 am|
|2. Painting competition |
(of school children class 6-8)
|JKK||8 am-10 am|
|3. Surya Kiran Air Show (by Indian Air Force)||Sports ground Raj. University||11 am-12 noon|
|4. Play 'Rangbhoomi'||Birla Auditorium||4:00 pm -6:30 pm|
|5. Mega Evening concert |
(Kathak Fusion dance with Quawali & Maganiyar folk
Music followed by Musical concert of
Kailash Kher & Richa sharma)
|Amaroodon Ka Bag||6:30pm-10pm|
Sunday, March 29, 2009
29th - 31th March 2009
The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur, and has a unique charm about it. The women folk gather to dress the images of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city. The procession winds its way to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola. Here, the images are transferred to special boats amidst much singing and festivity.
Once the religious part of the festival is over, it is time for cultural events where Rajasthani culture is portrayed through songs, dances and other programmes. The festival culminates with an impressive fireworks display.
source : Rajasthan Tourism
29th - 30th April 2009
Gangaur is celebrated in the month of chaitra (March-April), the first month of the Hindu calendar. This month marks the end of winter and the onset of spring.
This festival is celebrated especially by women, who worship clay idols of “Gan” & “Gauri” in their houses. These idols are worshiped by unmarried girls who seek the blessings of Gan and Gauri for a good husband, while the married women pray for the good health and long life of their husbands.
This worship which starts form the first day of the chaitra month culminates on the 18th day into Gangaur festival with a great religious fervour. On the eve of Gangaur festival, women decorate their palms and fingers with henna. The idols of Gan and Gauri are immersed in a pond or in a near by lake on the last day of the festival.
A traditional procession of Gangaur commences form the Zanani- Deodhi of the City Palace, passing through Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan stadium and finally converges near the Talkatora. The procession is headed by a colorful pageantry of elephants, old palanquins, chariots, bullock carts and performance folk artistes.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Cape Town's New Lands is ready to host the inaugural matches of the IPL 2009 and final will be held in Johannesburg's Wanderers stadium on 24 May.Total 59 matches will be played at eight different venues viz. Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Centurion, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Kimberley and Port Elizabeth
In all, the 59 matches will be held across eight cities from 4.00 PM and 8.00 PM IST at Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Centurion, East London, Kimberley, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.
The schedule (All times IST)
April 19: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) v Deccan Chargers (DC) (4 pm) in Cape Town; Delhi Daredevils (DD) v Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) (8 pm) in Cape Town
April 20: RCB V CSK (4 pm) in Port Elizabeth
April 21: RR v MI (4 pm) in Durban; KKR v KXIP (8 pm) in Durban
April 22: DD v CSK (4 pm) in Durban; RCB v DC (8 pm) in Cape Town
April 23: KKR v RR (4 pm) in Port Elizabeth
April 24: KXIP v RCB (4 pm) in Johannesburg
April 25: KKR v CSK (4 pm) in Cape Town; DC v MI (8 pm) in Durban
April 26: RR v KXIP (4 pm) in Cape Town; RCB v DD (8 pm) Port Elizabeth
April 27: KKR v MI (4 pm) in Cape Town; CSK v DC (8 pm) in Durban
April 28: DD v RR (4 pm) in Centurion
April 29: MI v KXIP (4 pm) in Durban; KKR v RCB (8 pm) in Durban
April 30: DD v DC (4 pm) in Supersport Park; RR v CSK (8 pm) in Centurion
May 1: RCB v KXIP (4 pm) in East London; MI v KKR (8 pm) in Durban
May 2: RR v DC (4 pm) in Johannesburg; CSK v DD (8 pm) in Port Elizabeth
May 3: MI v RCB (4 pm) in Durban; KXIP v KKR (8 pm) in East London
May 4: DC v CSK (4 pm) in Port Elizabeth
May 5: DD v KKR (4 pm) in Durban; KXIP v RR (8 pm) in Durban
May 6: MI v DC (4 pm) in Centurion
May 7: KXIP v CSK (4 pm) in Supersport Park; RCB v RR (8 pm) in Centurion
May 8: DD v MI (4 pm) in East London
May 9: DC v KXIP (4 pm) in Bloemfontein; CSK v RR (8 pm) in Port Elizabeth
May 10: KKR v DD (4 pm) in East London; RCB v MI (8 pm) in Johannesburg
May 11: DC v RR (4 pm) in Bloemfontein
May 12: RCB v KKR (4 pm) in Centurion; KXIP v MI (8 pm) in Centurion
May 13: DC v DD (4 pm) in Durban
May 14: MI v RR (4 pm) in Durban; CSK v RCB (8 pm) in Durban
May 15: KXIP v DD (4 pm) in Kimberley
May 16: CSK v MI (4 pm) in Johannesburg; DC v KKR (8 pm) in Port Elizabeth
May 17: RR v DD (4 pm) in Kimberley; KXIP v DC (8 pm) in Johannesburg
May 18: CSK v KKR (4 pm) in Centurion
May 19: DD v RCB (4 pm) in Johannesburg
May 20: CSK v KXIP (4 pm) in Durban; RR v KKR (8 pm) in Durban
May 21: DC v RCB (4 pm) in Centurion; MI v DD (8 pm) in Centurion
May 22: Semi Final 1 in Centurion
May 23: Semi Final 2 in Johannesburg
May 24: Final in Johannesburg
Thursday, March 26, 2009
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Congrats to all who those who made it and Good luck next time to those who do not make this time.
PRESS NOTE :
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
England was not considered as the venue due to the inclement weather that prevails in the month of May during which England’s domestic season would be also be starting. There was a fear that 70% to 75% of IPL matches would be affected by rain and weather if England was chosen as the venue. Even though some of the franchisees preferred England as the venue, there was always an alternate available for IPL and that was South Africa. Further while shifting IPL out of India, it was promised that the first match of the day at 4.00 PM and the second match of the day would be at 8.00 PM, Indian Standard Time. IPL had assured the Indian viewing public that the prime time for watching the match on Television would not be compromised. This timing could be achieved more practically in South Africa than in England.
The first match of the season will be played on 18th April 2009.
Matches will be held in 6 cities - Johannesburg, Durban, East London, Centurion, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, which will also hold the Opening Ceremony.
There will be total six venues for the matches across South Africa.
more at IPL Official Site
Last date of submission of Admission Form :
Aptitude Test Date
June 27, 2009
June 27, 2009
June 27, 2009
Admission to Class XI is based on Merit of Secondary Certificate/Equivalent Examination.
Last date of submission of Admission Form :
Aptitude Test Dates
Aptitude Test Date
B.Tech. (CS/ EC/ IT/ BT/ CE)/ B.Pharm.
May 31, 2009
May 30, 2009
May 31, 2009
May 30, 2009
M.B.A./ M.B.A. (Aviation Management)
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009
June 14, 2009
M.Sc. (Home Science)
June 29, 2009
M.A./ P.G.Diploma in Textile Designing
June 30, 2009
M.Tech. (CS/ SE/ VLSI/ IT)
June 25, 2009
M.Phil (English Language Teaching) / M.Phil (Music) / M.Phil (Drawing & Painting)
June 30, 2009
M.A. (English) / M.A. (Music) / M.A. (Drawing & Painting)
June 30, 2009
For more details visit BANASTHALI UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
31st March, 2009 up to 5:00 PM
Admission forms after this date and time will not be accepted
1.Examinations Sunday, 24th May, 2009
2.Declaration of Result Before 15th June, 2009
3.First Counseling MBBS, BDS, BVSc & AH 14th - 15th - 16th July, 2009
4.Second Counseling MBBS, BDS, BVSC & AH 23rd -25th Aug., 2009
5.Place of Counselling for all Courses RUHS, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur
1.One day, two papers scheme.
2.Computerized (OMR) examination cum application form.
3.Bonafide resident of Rajasthan but studying in other state can apply.
4.Certificate for physically handicapped candidates from Medical Board only constituted by State Government.
5.Intimation for counseling through Notice Board & website of the University and advertisement in State level news papers.
6.Registration No. on Website. www.ruhsraj.org (After May 10, 2009)
7.Answer sheets shall be OMR type in triplicate and answers to be marked by black ball point pen only.
8.Standard Answer key shall be published in State level news papers and on the website of RUHS.
9.Cost of the form (Rs 910/-) includes the examination fee & postal charges for sending admit card & mark sheet. Form will be sold through branches of the Oriental Bank of Commerce from 4th March, 2009.
Aam Aadmi Ke Badhte Kadam
Har Kadam Par Bharat Buland
The main points of INC Manifestos are :
- We will take further steps to preserve and promote our heritage
Sunday, March 22, 2009
So, what will be the consequences ?