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Bill on making sports ombudsman public authority

Bill on making sports ombudsman public authority:The Government will soon introduce a comprehensive Bill in Parliament declaring all sports federations, including BCCI, as public authorities. The federations will be open to RTI queries and their will be a sports ombudsman or Lokpal to hear all types of complaint.In an exclusive interview to AIR, Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken said through this Bill, anti-doping norms would get legislative sanctions. He said there would also be a provision to check sexual harassment cases in sporting bodies.In case of BCCI, Maken said, 25 per cent of executive body members will be those who played cricket at the National-level.

Bill will have tenure and age norms as no one beyond the age of 70 will be entitled to head the organisation. The President can hold office for 12 years and other members not more than eight years.On the issue of doping scandal, Mr. Maken said the Government would go to the bottom of this malaise. And after the report of the J…

INDIA TELECOM 2011 – “M-Powering India”

INDIA TELECOM 2011 – “M-Powering India”
The Indian Telecom Sector, one of the key drivers of the economy, has emerged as the fastest growing sector in the world and India has the second largest wireless network with over 780 million subscribers. The growth in this sector is also contributing significantly to the economic growth of the country. Indian Telecom sector has become an important tool for socio-economic development transforming India. This growth is the finest example of synergy of progressive Government policies and the competitive zeal of Indian Telecom industry.
To promote the opportunities in India Telecom sector for boosting our economic growth and attracting further FDI, this year too, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have planned to organize, “India Telecom 2011” from 7-9 December 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.

The event will address the latest tech…

Maran meets PM but not resigned as reported

Maran meets PM but not resigned as reported-Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran met the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday amidst reports that he has resigned for his alleged role in 2G spectrum allocation. However, there is no official confirmation of the resignation. Mr Maran has come under the Supreme Court's scanner in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam with the CBI filing its fresh status report on the probe before the apex court on Wednesday.

India to Train Kyrghyz Armed Forces in UN PKO

India to Train Kyrghyz Armed Forces in UN Peace Keeping Operations
India and Kyrghyzstan to Expand Defence Cooperation
India has offered its assistance to Kyrghyzstan in a wide range of are as to strengthen its defence and security capabilities. The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony made this offer at the extensive talks he held with his Kyrghyz counterpart Major General Abibilla Kudayberdiev in Bishkek on Monday (04 July 2011). The talks took place between the delegations of the two countries immediately after the arrival of Shri Antony in the Kyrghyz capital.

As a first step, India will be sending a team to train Kyrghyz Armed Forces in UN Peace Keeping Operations and impart English language skills. The team will be arriving in Kyrghyzistan by the end of this month itself.

During the talks, Shri Antony said though the present level of defence engagements are rather limited, there is potential to mutually enhance the scope and scale of activities in a gradual manner in areas of mutual …

MPs, legislators from Telangana resign

Members of Parliament and legislators from the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh today resigned en-masse pressing for an early decision on the issue of separate statehood for Telangana.In Delhi, seven Congress MPs met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and handed over their resignation letters along with that of two other MPs who could not be present. Rajya Sabha member K Keshav Rao met the Officer on Special Duty to Chairman Hamid Ansari and submitted his resignation.

Meanwhile, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said the consultation process is continuing on the Telangana Statehood demand and a final decision on the issue will be taken only when it will be over. Talking to the media in New Delhi, Home Minister P Chidambaram said, it is an extremely sensitive and complex issue. He appealed to the MLAs, one Rajya Sabha MP and Andhra Pradesh Ministers from the Telangana region to be patient. He said, the party is in constant touch with the Telangana leaders.

A strong, effective, quick Lok Pal to tackle corruption: PM

PM-stressed-govt is committed for a strong, effective, quick Lok Pal to tackle corruption-PM not within ambit-of-Lokpal.
Affirming govt's commitment to enact Lokpal Act that will provide for a strong and effective way to tackle corruption in high places, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said such an institution will have to work within the framework of Constitution.
He told the all-party meeting on Lokpal Bill that strong laws to tackle corruption were a necessary but these would not suffice as there was a need to focus on "simplifying procedures, reducing discretion, eliminating arbitrariness and increasing transparency in the way government functions."
Singh noted that there was a feeling that institutional arrangements in place are not strong enough to ensure that the guilty, especially those occupying high positions, are brought to book swiftly and given deterrent punishment.
"I must make it clear at the outset that we, in government, are committed to the enactment…