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Monday, 28 November 2011

Women with nails in her body

Sri Lankan housemaid who was found with seven nails in her body following surgery at Dammam Central Hospital refused on Saturday to name who was responsible for inserting them. According to sources, 22-year-old Balsubramaniam Shashikala was admitted to Dammam Central Hospital by her Saudi sponsor with complaints of body pains on Tuesday. The doctors at the hospital performed surgery on her and found seven nails in her body. Arab News learned that the Sri Lankan Embassy officials in Riyadh have rushed to the hospital to see where Shashikala went after she was discharged on Sunday morning following the surgery. The sources said that the embassy had urged police in the Eastern Province to conduct a full-scale inquiry into the case. The maid had recalled that she was given a sedative by the sponsor's wife and was unable to say what had happened afterward. Shashikala told police on Sunday that ever since she came to the Kingdom on Aug. 22, neither her sponsor nor his wife had ill-treated her. The police had summoned the maid and the concerned sponsor for a formal inquiry on Monday morning. The mission has taken the maid into its custody till the case is settled. Last week the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) paid compensation to a Bahraini national to obtain the release of a Sri Lankan female domestic aide who had falsely accused her employer of torture in Bahrain. The maid had accused her employer of embedding nails in her body. After the SLBFE officials intervened and put her in the care of a NGO in Bahrain (as Sri Lanka does not have an embassy in the country), she was reported to have retracted the statement. The Bahraini national had filed a case claiming the domestic aide had slandered him. “The SLBFE contacted the Bahraini national and paid him money to withdraw the case,” SLBFE Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka said. The domestic aide, who was brought back to Sri Lanka by the SLBFE on its own expense after paying compensation to the employer, is being treated at Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital in Colombo for stomach pains. The SLBFE commenced investigations immediately after the housemaid claimed that she was tortured by her employer. “We sent an officer from Kuwait to attend to the matter,” Ranawaka said. He said that after the officer transferred her to the NGO, she had been reluctant to press charges against her employer.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Mullaperiyar dam in great danger

The Mullaperiyar dam was built by Corps of Royal Engineers.in 1886 to divert water to Tamil Nadu area but now the dam is in a critical condition and dangerous too. It is very shame to note that the Indian gouvernment received nearly 10 billions of dollars from the world bank to clean the river Gange polluted by men but this Mullaperiyar dame whiich more important than this polluted river was completely neglected. As demanded by Tamil Nadu empty pĂ´lticians ruling and opposition to raise the water level just for the irrigation in Tamil Nadu is impossible. If the present level goes up the dam will be broken down because the old construction of this dame is in a detoriate situation. I hope that the central gouvernment should take an immediate action to repaire this dame and also construct small dams nearby to diver the water from the Mullaperiyar dam.This is not the affaire of Kerala and Tamil Nadu but this is an important issue of India. We don't have qualified engineers in India to lookafter this dam since the departure of English engineers. However we have some indian engineers who are still capable to find out on the moon but not in indian soil

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Aishwarya Rai and her newborn morphed picture

Aishwarya Rai and her newborn baby girl have been doing the rounds on the internet. However, Ash's father-in-law, megastar Amitabh Bachchan and her husband, Abhishek Bachchan have claimed the pictures to be fake. 'Many morphed pictures of the 'little one' with her mother in hospital doing the rounds on the net... all fake!!' -- Amitabh posted on his Twitter page. 'To be my daughter in her mother's arms. Full points for creativity to the people who made them. Spent the morning with the girls and showing them some rather entertaining photos morphed by some very talented people of who is supposed...' Abhishek wrote with sarcasm. Aishwarya gave birth to her first child Wednesday morning at a private hospital in Mumbai. Abhishek announced the news through the micro-blogging site. The electronic media gave only limited footage to the news of Ash's delivery, following a reported 10-point directive from the Broadcast Editor's Association (BEA) warning news channels against excessive coverage on TV of her childbirth. Thanking the media, the Bachchan senior tweeted: 'And once again a word of kindness to the electronic media for their non interference and dignified distance... thank you!! 'A word of appreciation too, to the print media for highlighting a few salient points... our joy in welcoming the girl child... and emphasising the commendable desire of Aishwarya in having a normal delivery without any epidural or pain killers. The often coined phrase 'too posh to push' was put to rest in her case... she was determined to do it the way she felt was correct!' he added. The 69-year-old third-time grandfather is already receiving suggestion for the baby's name, though Abhishek has chosen to nickname her 'Beti B'. 'More time spent with the 'little one'... each and every movement sinking deep into our memory cells... to narrate to them when older! Thank you all for sending in suggestions for names for the baby... some of them really good... will run it by the parents!' he wrote.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Most Popular Christmas Films Of All Time!

57 people in one underwear

London commuters likely rubbed their eyes on the way to work this morning watching 50 people trying to wriggle into an oversized pair of underpants at the city docks, and folks in Dublin did a double-take seeing 262 costumed Leprechauns file into a theater. While onlookers might be forgiven for thinking the calendar had flipped forward to April Fool’s Day, the underwear stuffers and charmed Irish elves were part of a contingent 300,000 strong around the globe competing to make history and gain entry into the world’s most famed record book on the 7th annual Guinness World Records Day.

Egypt activist posts herself nude

A woman activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liberals alike. Some liberals feared that the posting by 20-year-old university student Aliaa Magda Elmahdy would taint them in the eyes of deeply conservative Egyptians ahead of Nov. 28 parliamentary elections in which they are trying to compete with fundamentalist Islamic parties. Nudity is strongly frowned upon in Egyptian society, even as an art form. Elmahdy's posting is almost unheard of in a country where most women in the Muslim majority wear the headscarf and even those who don't rarely wear clothes exposing the arms or legs in public. Elmahdy wrote on her blog that the photographs — which show her standing wearing only stockings — are "screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy." The blog has received 1.5 million hits since she posted the photos earlier this week. The posting comes at a time when Egypt, a nation of some 85 million people, is polarized between Islamists and liberals ahead of the elections, the first since the February ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Members of the most hardline Islamic movement in Egypt, the Salafis, have warned voters during their campaigns that liberals will corrupt Egypt's morals. "This hurts the entire secular current in front of those calling themselves the people of virtue," Sayyed el-Qimni, a prominent self-described secular figure, said referring to Islamists. "It's is a double disaster. Because I am liberal and I believe in the right of personal freedom, I can't interfere," el-Qimni said Wednesday night on one of Egypt's popular TV political talk shows, "90 Minutes." The April 6 movement, one of the most prominent liberal activist groups that led the 18-day uprising against Mubarak, issued a statement denying claims by some on the Web that Elmahdy is a member of the group. The posting prompted furious discussions on Internet social media sites, with pages for and against her put up on Facebook. One activist, Ahmed Awadallah, praised her in a Tweet, writing, "I'm totally taken back by her bravery." A supporter, who identified himself as Emad Nasr Zikri, wrote in a comment on Elmahdy's blog, "We need to learn how to separate between nudity and sex." He said that before fundamentalist influence in Egypt, "there were nude models in art school for students to draw." Some 100 people liked his comment, while thousands flooded the site with insults. Some denounced Elmahdy as a "prostitute" and "mentally sick" or urged police to arrest her. Elmahdy did not reply to attempts by The Associated Press to contact her. Her move comes as Salafis have become more assertive in pushing their attitude that women should be kept out of the public eye, promoting a Saudi Arabia-style segregation of the sexes. On Salafi parties' campaign banners, photos of the few female candidates are replaced by drawings of a flower. During a recent election rally in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Salafists covered up a public statue that depicted mermaids. Salafi clerics appearing on TV talks shows have refused to appear face-to-face with female TV hosts, unless the presenter puts on a headscarf or in one case, a barrier was placed between the two. Most recently, an Islamist preacher crashed into a university musical concert in a Nile Delta province of Mansoura, saying music was forbidden by Islam and that he wanted to "promote virtue and prevent vice" — the term used for the mission of Saudi Arabia's religious police. Women rights activist Nehad Abou el-Qomsan said conservatives "keep adding layers to cover up the women and deny their existence." But, she said, what Elmahdy did "is also rejected because posing nude is a form of body abuse." Elmahdy and her boyfriend Kareem Amer, also a controversial blogger, have challenged Egypt's social strictures before. Earlier this year, they posted mobile phone video footage of themselves debating with managers of a public park who threw them out for public displays of affection. Amer, who spent four years in prison for blog posting deemed insulting to Islam and for calling Mubarak a "symbol of tyranny," chided liberals who condemned Elmahdy. "I think we should not be afraid of those in power or Islamists, as much as we should be worried of politicians claiming to be liberal," he wrote on his Facebook page. "They are ready to sacrifice us to avoid tarnishing their image."

Friday, 18 November 2011

Avatar 2 - Trailer

Titanic in 3D

More recently, the Titanic Trailer 3D made its debut late yesterday in the United States. Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. It is a fictionalised account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater. Billy Zane is Rose's fiancé, Cal Hockley. Jack and Rose are members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its maiden voyage. Upon its release on December 19, 1997, the film achieved critical and commercial success with records of 14 Academy Award nominations, 11 Oscar wins snagging the Best Picture and Best Director categories. Titanic was the first film to reach the billion dollar mark with a worldwide gross of over US$1.8 billion and remained the highest-grossing film of all time for 12 years, until Cameron's next directorial effort, Avatar

Titanic - Official Trailer (2012)

The SWAT Sniper

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

kavya MADHAVAN SAYING THERI

Santosh Pandit Song Anganavadiyile Teachere

EPILEPTIC TECHNO - (Your Favorite Martian music video)

petrol tears; price to be slashed by Rs 2

UPA government having to receive severe blows when it had to raise petrol prices seem to have finally woken up to the woes of the aam aadmi when reports emerged that the govt is likely to slash petrol prices by Rs 2. Though the final announcement is yet to be made, sources within the Oil Ministry has stated that the slashing of the prices cannot essentially be termed a rollback and that it was the government who suggested a reduction in the fuel price. With a high profile meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday among the head of all the major oil companies, the issue still persists on the losses incurred by the companies. The sources also confirmed that the decision is a political decision and the real issue faced by oil companies needs to be addressed. The move if implemented will see the first reduction in petrol prices since Jun 2010 after petrol price was derugulated from government giving oil companies the full power to decide on the price. With the Opposition and the UPA allies tearing into the UPA for the second price hike within a month, there was widepsread agitation and the various political parties were determined to question the move when the Parliament begins its winter session from Nov 22. The latest price hike has been the fifth one since Dec 2010.

M V Jayrajan case today in SC

Gulf Manorama | Gulf News | Kerala

Gulf Manorama | Gulf News | Kerala

Gulf Manorama | Gulf News | Kerala

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY BILL, 2011

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY BILL, 2011 PREAMBLE ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 CHAPTER I .................................................................................................................................................... 3 PRELIMINARY ................................................................................................................................................. 3 Short Title, Extent and Commencement ................................................................................................................... 3 Definitions ................................................................................................................................................................... 3 CHAPTER II ................................................................................................................................................... 8 SHARING OF FINANCIAL AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES ................................................................................ 8 Sharing and other financial responsibilities ................................................................................................................ 8 CHAPTER III .................................................................................................................................................. 8 RIGHT TO FOOD SECURITY ............................................................................................................................. 8 Right to access of food security ................................................................................................................................... 8 Life-Cycle Approach ..................................................................................................................................................... 8 Entitlements of Pregnant and Nursing Women ........................................................................................................... 8 Entitlements of children at the age group of .............................................................................................................. 9 0 - 6 years .................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Midday meal to Children ......................................................................................................................................... 10 No denial to any child ................................................................................................................................................ 10 Prevention and Treatment of Child Malnutrition ...................................................................................................... 10 CHAPTER IV ............................................................................................................................................... 10 ENTITLEMENTS OF SPECIAL GROUPS ............................................................................................................ 10 Entitlement of Destitute persons ............................................................................................................................. 11 Entitlement of Homeless Persons ........................................................................................................................... 11 Entitlements of Migrants ........................................................................................................................................... 11 Emergency and Disaster Affected Persons ............................................................................................................ 11 CHAPTER – V .............................................................................................................................................. 11 RIGHT OF PERSONS LIVING IN STARVATION .................................................................................................. 11 Right of persons living in starvation ................................................................................................................... 11 Immediate Relief from Starvation ............................................................................................................................. 12 Proactive identification of Starvation ........................................................................................................................ 12 Investigation of Starvation Death .............................................................................................................................. 12 Starvation Protocol .................................................................................................................................................... 13 Right to Approach the District Grievance Redressal Officer .................................................................................. 13 CHAPTER – VI ............................................................................................................................................. 13 RIGHT TO RECEIVE SUBSIDIZED FOOD GRAINS ............................................................................................ 13 Identification of Households ..................................................................................................................................... 13 Subsidised Food Grains to rural households ............................................................................................................. 13 Subsidised Food Grains to Urban households ........................................................................................................... 13 Rate for Priority Households ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Rates for General Households ................................................................................................................................... 14 CHAPTER VII .............................................................................................................................................. 14 PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM .................................................................................................................... 14 Procurement of Food Grains ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Power to delegate ..................................................................................................................................................... 15 Storage of Food grains............................................................................................................................................... 15 Local Public Distribution Model................................................................................................................................. 15 Quantity and Issue Price ............................................................................................................................................ 15 Distribution of Food Grains ....................................................................................................................................... 16 NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY BILL, 2011 NAC, July, 2011 Fair Price Shops ......................................................................................................................................................... 16 Ration Cards .............................................................................................................................................................. 18 Monitoring the Procurement, Distribution and Sale of Subsidized Food Grains ....................................................... 18 Use of Technology and Monitoring and Information System .................................................................................... 19 CHAPTER VIII ............................................................................................................................................. 19 NATIONAL FOOD COMMISSION ................................................................................................................... 19 Constitution of National Food Commission ............................................................................................................... 19 Eligibility for appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other members................................................ 20 Disqualification for the appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other members ............................... 20 Appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other Members .................................................................... 21 Resignation and removal of Chairperson, Member Secretary and Members ........................................................... 22 Vacancies in the National Food Commission ............................................................................................................. 22 Terms and conditions of service of Chairperson, Member Secretary and Members ................................................ 22 Procedure to be regulated by the National Food Commission ................................................................................. 23 Officers and other staff of the National Food Commission ....................................................................................... 23 Functions of the National Food Commission ............................................................................................................. 23 Powers relating to inquiries ...................................................................................................................................... 24 Investigation .............................................................................................................................................................. 25 Statement made by persons to the National Food Commission ............................................................................... 26 Persons likely to be prejudicially affected to be heard ............................................................................................. 26 Inquiry into complaints ............................................................................................................................................. 26 Steps during and after inquiry ................................................................................................................................... 27 Appeal ....................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Annual Reports .......................................................................................................................................................... 28 CHAPTER IX ................................................................................................................................................ 28 STATE FOOD COMMISSION .......................................................................................................................... 28 Constitution of State Food Commission .................................................................................................................... 28 Eligibility for appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other members................................................ 28 Disqualification for appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other members ..................................... 29 Appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other Members .................................................................... 29 Resignation and removal of Chairperson, Member Secretary and Members ........................................................... 30 Vacancies in the State Food Commission .................................................................................................................. 31 Officers and other staff of the State Food Commission ............................................................................................ 31 Functions of the State Food Commission .................................................................................................................. 31 Annual Report ........................................................................................................................................................... 32 Appeal ....................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Application of certain provisions relating to National Food Commission to State Food Commission ...................... 32 CHAPTER – X .............................................................................................................................................. 33 Centralized Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System ............................................................................... 33 Functions of the Nodal Officer .................................................................................................................................. 33 Block Facilitation Centre ............................................................................................................................................ 34 Functions of Block Facilitation Coordinator .............................................................................................................. 34 Telephone Helpline ................................................................................................................................................... 35 Right to make a grievance ......................................................................................................................................... 35 State Government to set up two-tier internal grievance mechanism ....................................................................... 35 Procedure on receipt of complaint ........................................................................................................................... 36 CHAPTER – XI ............................................................................................................................................. 36 DISTRICT GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL OFFICER .................................................................................................. 36 Appointment of the District Grievance Redressal Officer ......................................................................................... 36 Terms of office and Condition of Service .................................................................................................................. 37 Disqualification for appointment of District Grievance Redressal Officer ................................................................. 38 NAC, July, 2011 Jurisdiction of the District Grievance Redressal Officer ............................................................................................ 38 Who can make a complaint ....................................................................................................................................... 39 Manner in which complaint shall be made ............................................................................................................... 39 Procedure on Receipt of Complaint .......................................................................................................................... 39 Procedure for Investigation into Starvation .............................................................................................................. 40 Power to give Directions ........................................................................................................................................... 40 Reference to the State Food Commission ................................................................................................................. 41 Power to Impose Penalty .......................................................................................................................................... 41 Appeal ....................................................................................................................................................................... 41 CHAPTER – XII ............................................................................................................................................ 42 DERELICTION OF DUTIES, PENALTIES AND COMPENSATION ....................................................................... 42 Dereliction of Duty by Public Servant ........................................................................................................................ 42 Dereliction of Duty by Government Departments .................................................................................................... 42 Power to impose Penalties ........................................................................................................................................ 42 Compensation ........................................................................................................................................................... 43 CHAPTER – XIII ........................................................................................................................................... 44 DUTIES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ............................................................................................................ 44 Duties of Central Government to ensure adequate budgetary provisions ............................................................... 44 Duty of Central Government to Frame Schemes ...................................................................................................... 44 CHAPTER – XIV ........................................................................................................................................... 44 DUTIES OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT.......................................................................................................... 44 Implementation of nutrition-related schemes .......................................................................................................... 44 Duty of the State Government to set up Anganwadi ................................................................................................ 45 Duty of the State Government to set up Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres ............................................................... 45 Duty of the State Government to set up Community Kitchens in Urban Areas ........................................................ 45 Duty of the State Government to set up Destitute Feeding Centres ........................................................................ 45 Duty the State Government to Publicize and disseminate information about all Entitlements................................ 45 Duty of the State Government to issue job cards/Charts.......................................................................................... 46 Duty of the State Government to comply with directions ........................................................................................ 46 CHAPTER – XV ............................................................................................................................................ 46 DUTIES OF THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ........................................................................................................... 46 Duty to monitor implementation of all schemes ...................................................................................................... 46 Duty to identify persons living in starvation .............................................................................................................. 46 CHAPTER – XVI ........................................................................................................................................... 46 TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ...................................................................................................... 46 Duty to Establish Transparency Systems ................................................................................................................... 46 Duties of Proactive Disclosure ................................................................................................................................... 48 Social Audits .............................................................................................................................................................. 48 Social Audit upon Starvation or Starvation Death ..................................................................................................... 49 Vigilance Committee ................................................................................................................................................. 50 Functions of the Vigilance Committee ...................................................................................................................... 50 Inspection of activity, documents and records ......................................................................................................... 51 Implementation of the Right to Information Act ...................................................................................................... 51 CHAPTER – XVII .......................................................................................................................................... 51 Progressive Realisation of Food Security ................................................................................................................... 52 CHAPTER – XVIII ......................................................................................................................................... 52 MISCELLANEOUS .......................................................................................................................................... 52 Bar of jurisdiction of courts ....................................................................................................................................... 52 Application of Indian Evidence Act, 1872 .................................................................................................................. 52 Power to delegate ..................................................................................................................................................... 53 NAC, July, 2011 Power of Central Government to give binding directions ......................................................................................... 53 Power of Central Government to make rules............................................................................................................ 53 Power of State Government to make rules ............................................................................................................... 53 Power to remove difficulties ..................................................................................................................................... 53 Act not to have overriding effect .............................................................................................................................. 53 No Private Contractors .............................................................................................................................................. 54 Non Reduction Clause ............................................................................................................................................... 54 Protection of Action Taken in Good Faith ................................................................................................................. 54 Power to Make Regulations ...................................................................................................................................... 54 Financial Memorandum ............................................................................................................................................ 54 SCHEDULE – 1 ............................................................................................................................................. 55 Nutritional Standards ................................................................................................................................... 55 SCHEDULE - 2 ............................................................................................................................................. 56 Norms for Anganwadis ................................................................................................................................ 56

National Food Security Bill India

A new version of the National Food Security Bill - which guarantees highly-subsidised grain to 75% of India - has been assigned to the government by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. The draft - in the form of a Cabinet note - is likely to be introduced in the Winter Session of Parliament. The new version of the bill promises much more than earlier versions, which had been rejected by the government as financially unviable. The latest version incorporates most features considered essential by the activists who are included in the National Advisory Council (NAC), headed by Sonia Gandhi, and entrusted with developing the fundamentals of new legislation to fight malnutrition and hunger. With five major states including Uttar Pradesh headed for elections soon, the Food Security Bill has the potential to fashion the sort of popularity for UPA 2 that was accomplished for the government's last term in power through the Right to Work. The MNREGA or Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act played a key role in the fortunes of UPA1. What the Gandhis have insisted on will raise the price tag significantly. "They have been responsible for these changes and this will ensure one full cycle of looking after every citizen - and it will cost an extra 12000 crores," acknowledged KV Thomas, the Food Minister. So now, all pregnant and lactating women will be given Rs. 6000 for a period of six months. Government employees and those who work for Public Sector Units (PSUs) are excluded because they already benefit from existing schemes. Seven kilos of subsidised food grains per person like rice and wheat will be guaranteed every month for "priority households" - which are seen as the most needy, though the parametres for how that will be decided have not been finalised. The new bill also promises a minimum of three kilos of food grains for the "general category" which consists of Lower Middle Class families. The prices are in what's known as the 3-2-1 model - each family will pay Rs. 3 per kg of rice, Rs. 2 per kilo of wheat, and Rs. 1 per kilo of coarse grain. A reformed Public Distribution which includes door-step delivery, food coupons, aadhar or universal identity cards, and cash transfers (instead of food grains) aims to limit or eliminate the role of middlemen and ration shops where huge amounts of subsidised grain go missing. The Congress wants the Union government to pay 90 percent of the 1.20 lakh crore rupees that the new scheme will cost. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has to now work on where and how to find the money for this