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भू माफियाओं से मिले हुए हैं अधिकारी, वरना ये अरावली पर एक ईट भी ना लगा पाते: LN पाराशर


फरीदाबाद: शहर में न को प्रशासन नाम की चीज है और न ही विपक्ष जिस कारण शहर पर कई तरह के माफिया राज कर रहे हैं और फरीदाबाद में हर तरह का गलत काम जारी है। कहीं हूडा के अधिकारी बड़ा गड़बड़झाला कर रहे हैं तो कहीं नगर निगम के, कहीं वन विभाग के अधिकारी तो कहीं खनन विभाग के अधिकारी अपना उल्लू सीधा करने में जुटे हैं। ये कहना है बार एसोशिएशन के पूर्व अध्यक्ष एवं न्यायिक सुधार संघर्ष समिति के अध्यक्ष एडवोकेट एल एन पराशर का जिन्होंने दावा किया है कि फरीदाबाद को सत्ताधारी नेता, विपक्षी नेता, कई विभागों के अधिकारी और माफिया मिलकर लूट रहे हैं।

पाराशर ने कहा कि शहर में कई पार्टियों के नेता हैं, अरावली दो दशकों से अब तक लुट रही है किसी पार्टी के नेता ने आवाज नहीं उठाई जिससे लगता है कि ये सब माफियाओं से मिले हुए हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि वे लगभग एक साल से अरावली के माफियाओं के खिलाफ आवाज उठा रहे हैं, कई तरह के सबूत दिखा रहे हैं। कई माफियाओं पर एफआईआर तक दर्ज हो चुकी है लेकिन फरीदाबाद के विपक्ष ने कभी किसी गलत काम के खिलाफ आवाज नहीं उठाई जिसका खामियाजा फरीदाबाद के लगभग 25 लाख लोग झेल रहे है। शहर को सबसे प्रदूषित शहर का ख़िताब कई बार मिल चुका है और इस प्रदूषण के जिम्मेदार सत्ता और विपक्ष के नेता हैं।

पराशर ने कहा कि विपक्ष का काम होता है कि सत्तापक्ष के हर उस गलत काम के खिलाफ आवाज उठाना जिससे जनता को किसी तरह की समस्या आती हो लेकिन फरीदाबाद का विपक्ष अपनी राह से भटक गया है। उन्होंने कहा अगर विपक्ष अपना काम ईमानदारी से करता तो सत्तापक्ष के लोग शहर में कोई गलत काम न करवा पाते। उन्होंने कहा कि शहर की कुछ समाजसेवी संस्थाएं समय-समय पर आवाज उठाती रहती हैं लेकिन उन्हें जनता का साथ बहुत कम मिल पाता है और उनकी आवाज दब जाती है। पाराशर ने कहा कि शहर के माफियाओं के खिलाफ मेरी जंग जारी रहेगी।

Renowned awarded director Krishna Kant Pandya ready with new film Dhinchak Chor


Mumbai: (Renowned awarded director KRISHNA KANT PANDYA scores yet again with an unusual short film. The film is titled 'DHINCHAK CHOR'

This film is shot in Boston,USA. It is inspired by the story of internationally acclaimed American writer O Henry.

The title role is played by Yagnik Pandya, with Arup Dey in a key role.Supported by Pooja Saraf,Sonia Kolenchary Pandya & Master Aarav Pandya.

The main theme of this humurous film is -'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam' which means the entire world is one family. )” till this.

It is a tale of  a thief who comes to rob a house owner and ends up becoming his friend. This unusual transformation occurs due to a common sickness shared by both. The thief, instead of robbing the house owner, ends up discussing their mutual grievances related to the sickness. 

Director,Editor,Screenplay& Dialogue writer -
 Krishna Kant Pandya
Director of  photography-Chris Portal.
Assistant to the writer-Yagnik Pandya.
Creative assistant-Dr.Jeamini Pandya & Yagnik Pandya.
Production Designer-
Sonia Kolenchary Pandya.
Associate Editor-Arup Dey
Sound & Music score-Prashant Kulkarni
Assistant sound recording-Deepak Srivastav& Balaji.
Assistant Directors-Pooja Saraf & Neha Singh
The film is made under the banner-

It is a Krishna Kant Pandya film

Krishna Kant Pandya's earlier work includes BIYABAAN- the curse by women, which has won several international film festival awards including best director and best film.  He has also directed movies like PANAAH,BEDARDI with AJAY DEVGAN& NASEERUDDIN SHAH,late shri PRAN,Pallivi Joshi& Urmila Matondkar and mega serials Prithvi raj chauhan,Jai shri Krishna & Chittor ki rani Padmini ka johar for Star plus, Colors & Sony.

He has also been awarded ‘Rashtriya Sanman award' by NEHARDO, Mumbai.

Gauri Lankesh killers’ identity will be revealed soon, says Karnataka home minister


A special investigation team of the Karnataka Police is within striking distance of those involved in the September 5 killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and the results of their investigation will be evident later this month, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said here on Saturday. Reiterating that the team had identified the persons involved in the murder, he said further details would be revealed within a couple of weeks.

“Unlike in the murder cases of (Narendra) Dabholkar and (Govind) Pansare (in Maharashtra), the SIT has definite clues and knows the identities of the people behind the murder of Gauri Lankesh. Their identities will be revealed this month,’’ said Reddy.

Sources in the SIT confirmed that they had been able to identify key components of the case, and the individuals engaged for these tasks. As many as four persons have been identified and some technical data is awaited to clear all doubts, sources said.

Lankesh, 55, was shot dead outside her home in west Bengaluru on the evening of September 5, after she returned home from work. A CCTV camera in her front yard captured the killing.
The SIT has found that Lankesh’s killers studied her home and activities not just on the day of the murder, but also a few weeks prior to it. (Source: Indian Express)

Muslim Mob torches Hindu village after FB post 'defaming' Prophet goes viral


An angry mob turned violent and set fire to a Hindu village in Bangladesh on Friday. The attack was in response to a Facebook post, the Dhaka Tribune reported. Soon after, police opened fire resulting in one person’s death.

The mob set fire to at least 30 homes before the police arrived. According to the report, the response was after a Facebook post, allegedly by one of the villagers (who now lives elsewhere), defamed Prophet Mohammad.

At one point, police fired tear gas shells and rubber bullets to control the situation.

Six people with bullet injuries were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. Amogn them, a youth named Hamidul Islam succumbed to his injuries later.

The angry mob later blocked the Rangpur-Dinajpur highway to protest against the police attack, halting the vehicular moment for about four hours in the afternoon.


Muzaffarnagar The Burning Love movie release being obstructed, says Producer


Faridabad: Hindi film Muzaffarnagar: The Burning Love is facing hurdles in its release. After being censored the film is being released on 17th November 2017 all over, the film is based on real incidents of violence in Muzaffarnagar in year 2013.

District Magistrate of Muzaffarnagar has pulled all hoardings and banners in Muzaffarnagar, according to him release of this film will create problem in law and order in city.

Question is when censor board has given permission to release this film with some cuts in scenes and dialogues and also change of titles, done any other authority has right to stop release of this film?

Producer says, District Magistrate has to control law and order in city, but for that can he stop a valid release date of a feature film made with hard money and hard efforts of producer Manoj Kumar Mandi, who was witness during riots in Muzaffarnagar in 2013.

Manoj says what people thinks is not true, and to show the real picture he has made this film.

Film is made under the banner of Morna Entertainment Private Limited, Producer Manoj Kumar Mandi, Director Harish Kumar, Musuc Manoj Nayan, Rahul Bhatt and Faraz Ahmed, Executive Producer Vijay Bhardwaj.

Actors are Dev Sharma, Aishwarya Dewan, Ekanksh Bhardwaj, Anil George, Musarlin Qureshi

Singer Mohammad Danis upcoming song We Indians postar released


New Delhi: The voice India season 2, fame Mohammad Danish is going to launch his first song named ‘We Indians’. On Friday, Mohammad Danish unveiled the first official poster of his upcoming album ‘We Indians’ where A.M Turaz famous poet and lyricist, Harish Arora, GM, T-Series witnessed the launching ceremony in a Press conference at press club of India, New Delhi.

Danish’s first song “We Indians” is going to release soon by T-Series. This is a patriot song and a beautiful fusion of “Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara and Vande Mataram” this is the first break of Danish in Bollywood. This song is the complete fusion of patriotism, which bring youth toward the culture and love for the country says Mohd. Danish, Whereas A.M Turaz and Dr Shabab Alam said that the motive of this song is to establish patriotism in each and every individual.

The song is composed by Mohd. Danish under the direction of the famous lyricist A.M Turaz who has worked in television and He has written the lyrics for a number of Bollywood films like Guzaarish, BajiRao Mastani, Wazir and Padmavati the upcoming film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, The producer of the song is Dr Shabab Alam and lyrics are given by Allama Iqbal and Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.

Mohd. Danish is the most versatile and most stylish contestant of the reality show ‘The Voice India season 2’. Danish has been learning singing at the very young age when he was only 4 years. Danish also became the finalist of TV reality show Voice of Punjab Season 6, the handsome hunk basically hails from Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.

ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C38 Cartosat-2 Series Satellite


Sriharikota, 23 June: India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 243 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C38 launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. This was the seventeenth flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).

The co-passenger satellites comprise 29 Nano satellites from 14 countries namely, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, United Kingdom, and United States of America as well as one Nano satellite from India. The total weight of all these satellites carried on-board PSLV-C38 is about 955 kg.

The 29 International customer Nano satellites launched as part of the commercial arrangements between Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), a Government of India company under Department of Space (DOS) and the commercial arm of ISRO and the International customers.

London Fire in Grenfell Tower many people hospitalized

London: At least 30 people have been hospitalised after being evacuated from a 27 storey apartment building at Lancaster West Estate in London that caught fire early on Wednesday.

"We can confirm that we have taken 30 patients to five London hospitals following the incident at Lancaster West Estate, W11," London Ambulance Service NHS Trust Assistant Director of Operations, Stuart Crichton said in a statement.

"We have declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other emergency services at the scene. We have over 20 ambulance crews at the scene as well as our hazardous area response team and trauma teams from London's air ambulance who travelled to the scene by car," the statement added.

Forty fire engines and over 200 firefighters and officers have been called to douse the blazes at Grenfell Tower.

No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire.

The cause of the fire is also unknown.

Meanwhile, London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged people to follow London Fire Brigade on Twitter for updates. (Source: ANI report)

New Rs. 500 Notes Introduced. Know What is Different?


New Delhi: In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter “A” in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel Governor, Reserve Bank of India; with the year of printing '2017’ on the reverse, are being issued.

The design of these notes is similar in all respects to the ₹ 500 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series which were first notified except following changes - 
The Reserve Bank of news ₹ 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series with inset letter 'A' instead of ‘E’ in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, the year of printing '2017’ and Swachh Bharat Logo printed on the reverse of the Banknote.

AIIMS MBBS Result 2017 will be declared today, See here


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS result 2017 is expected to declare today. The results of entrance exam for its MBBS course at AIIMS, New Delhi, Patna, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Bhubaneshwar, Rishikesh and Raipur will be declared together.

Candidates can check their results on the website www.aiimsexams.org and also on the websites of other six AIIMS after they are announced. Click on results and then on the link for MBBS exam 2017 result.

According to sources he results will not be communicated on phone or by any other means individually .

Click on below link to see Result

Nokia 6 Smartphone Price in India leaked, Full Specifications


Nokia 6 smartphone registration for flash sales will start from 14 july in India but before registration Nokia 6 prices leaked on Amazon websites.

More about Nokia 6

Simplify your smartphone buying decision with the Nokia 6, available exclusively at Amazon India. Packed with features such as 5.5 inch full HD display, 16MP back camera, 8MP front camera, Quad-core processor, dual speakers, fingerprint sensor and more, make this your next smartphone by shopping at Amazon.in.
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Known around the world for its reliable smartphones that feature state-of-the-art hardware with the latest software features, the Nokia 6 is Nokia’s latest entry in the smartphone world that is set to entice millions of smartphones once again. Available exclusively on Amazon.in, the Nokia 6 is loaded with amazing features at a great price.

High-End Performance with Massive Storage Options
Powered by the latest Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and Adreno 505 graphics, the Nokia 6 can perform intensive tasks without missing a beat. Enjoy your favourite apps and play the latest high-end games on the Nokia 6 for your one-stop entertainment zone. Backed by 3GB of RAM, you can switch between several apps at the same time, giving you an unparalleled multitasking experience. You do not have worry about low storage on the Nokia 6 as it comes with 32GB internal storage options and can be further expanded up to 128GB using Micro SD cards. Shop for the Nokia 6 at Amazon India and experience the next level in smartphone technology.

One-Stop Entertainment and Media Solution
Capture beautiful pictures and create lasting memories with 16MP back camera of the Nokia 6 featuring phase detection auto-focus and dual tone flash. The front 8MP camera is perfect for snapping captivating selfies to share with your friends. Watch these images, videos and other media come to life on the bright and immersive 5.5 inch full HD display of the Nokia 6 that features wide viewing angles and excellent colour reproduction. A complete media experience is incomplete without great audio and for this reason, the Nokia 6 is equipped with dual speakers and Dolby Atmos for your listening pleasure. Experience the fine entertainment features of the Nokia 6 by shopping on Amazon.in.

Armed with Security Features, Designed to Impress
Featuring a conveniently placed fingerprint sensor below the display that is both highly accurate and fast, the Nokia 6 prioritises your security above all else. With the latest Android version, full set of Google services and timely security updates, you can enjoy a clutter-free smartphone experience. Paired with this pure software is the excellently-crafted design made from precision-milled aluminium and seamless Gorilla Glass on the display. Buy the Nokia 6, available exclusively at Amazon.in and enjoy a rich smartphone experience like never before.

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Declaration by the Russian Federation and the Republic of India: A vision for the 21st century

We, the leaders of India and Russia, in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries, note that the Indian-Russian special and privileged strategic partnership is a unique relationship of mutual trust between two great powers. Our relationship covers all areas of cooperation, including in the spheres of political relations, security, trade and economy, military and technical field, energy, scientific, cultural and humanitarian exchanges, and foreign policy, and helps promote national interests of both countries, and contributes to the establishment of a more peaceful and just world order.

Our bilateral relations are based on deep mutual understanding and respect, similar priorities in economic and social development, as well as in foreign policy. We favor the same approaches to ensuring peace and security and shaping a global architecture that reflects cultural and civilizational diversity and at the same time strengthens unity of humankind. India-Russia relations have stood the test of time and have been immune to external influences.

Russia unwaveringly supported India in its struggle for independence and helped it to achieve self-sufficiency. In August 1971, our countries signed the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation, which outlined fundamental principles of mutual relations such as respect for each other's sovereignty and interests, good neighborliness and peaceful co-existence. Two decades later, in January 1993, India and Russia reaffirmed the inviolability of those provisions in the new Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.The Declaration on Strategic Partnership between the Republic of India and the Russian Federation of October 3, 2000, took the bilateral relations to a new level characterized by coordinated approaches towards ensuring international peace and security, addressing major global and regional issues, as well as close cooperation in economic, cultural, educational and other areas. This partnership was further elevated to the level of a Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership on 21 December 2010.

Advancing the comprehensive development of the Indian-Russian relations is an absolute priority of the foreign policy of both States. We will continue to widen our scope of cooperation by launching large-scale initiatives in different spheres and enhance and enrich our bilateral agenda so as to make it more result-oriented.

The economies of India and Russia complement each other in the energy sector. We will strive to build an "Energy Bridge” between our States and expand bilateral relations in all areas of energy cooperation, including nuclear, hydrocarbon, hydel and renewable energy sources and in improving energy efficiency.

India and Russia note that wider use of natural gas, an economically efficient and environmentally friendly fuel, which has become an integral part of the global energy market, is highly significant for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and will assist in fulfilling the provisions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, as well as achieving sustainable economic growth.Cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy has emerged as one of the hallmarks of the strategic partnership between the two countries, contributing to India’s energy security and energizing broader scientific and technological cooperation. With concerted efforts on both sides, there has been a series of steady and demonstrable achievements in our civil nuclear partnership, including advancing nuclear power projects at the Kudankulam site and transforming it into one of India’s largest energy hubs. We welcome the conclusion of the General Framework Agreement and Credit Protocol for Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. We will work towards the implementation of the Strategic Vision for Strengthening Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy signed between the two countries on December 11, 2014. The future of Indian-Russian cooperation holds great promise across a wide spectrum covering nuclear power, nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear science and technology.

The growing partnership in the nuclear power sector between India and Russia has opened opportunities for developing advanced nuclear manufacturing capabilities in India in line with Government of India’s "Make in India” initiative. India and Russia commit themselves to earnestly implement the "Programme of Action for Localization in India” signed on 24 December 2015, and to encourage their nuclear industries to engage closely and foster concrete collaborations.

We are interested in launching joint projects on exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Arctic shelf of the Russian Federation.

We will develop joint strategies to harness the potential for mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of deep sea exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources, polymetallic nodules, and other marine resources utilizing strengths in the field of maritime research and training to develop mutually beneficial cooperation.

We welcome cooperation among energy companies of both States in modernizing the existing power stations and building new ones in the territory of India. We will endeavour to develop joint projects in each other’s countries through sharing of technologies, experience of working in different terrains and climatic conditions, and use of energy efficient technologies for creation and propagation of cleaner, climate friendly and affordable energy resources.

Our major economic objectives include expanding trade and investment and diversification of trade in goods and services, in particular increasing the share of high-technology products in bilateral trade, fostering industrial cooperation, improving the environment for entrepreneurship and investments and developing cooperation in banking and financial matters between the two countries. As the next stage of our strategic partnership, we will extend our bilateral technical, economic and scientific cooperation to third countries by undertaking joint development projects in mutually agreed sectors.

We will coordinate our efforts to promote settlements of Indian-Russian trade in national currencies to reduce dependence of our bilateral trade on other currencies. We will jointly encourage our business communities to use the existing workable schemes and mechanisms for settlements in national currencies elaborated by the Reserve Bank of India and the Bank of Russia.

We will coordinate our positions in order to develop a credit rating industry that is transparent for the market participants and independent from political conjuncture. In this sense we support work aimed at exploring the opportunities of harmonization of our legislation in the area of credit ratings, as well as the recognition of ratings of our local credit rating agencies.

We acknowledge the importance of developing economic cooperation at the regional level. We will facilitate an early commencement of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and the Republic of India.

We appreciate the compelling logic of regional connectivity for peace, progress and prosperity. We believe that connectivity must be strengthened It should be based on dialogue and consent of all parties concerned with due respect to sovereignty. The Russian and Indian Sides being guided by the principles of transparency, sustainability and responsibility, reiterate their commitment to build effective infrastructure for the International North South Transport Corridor and implementation of the Green Corridor.

We take note of the fact that both States are committed to building knowledge based economies, on the basis of latest scientific advances and innovation. We will broaden cooperation in designing, developing, manufacturing and bringing to foreign markets high-technology products and strengthen scientific collaboration in areas such as space technology, aviation, new materials, agriculture, information and communication technologies, medicine, pharmaceuticals, robotics, nanotechnology, supercomputing technologies, artificial intelligence and material sciences. We welcome the establishment of the High Level Committee on Cooperation in High Technologies between the two countries.

We will work together to step up joint efforts aimed at modernizing infrastructure, explore ways to jointly respond to urbanization challenges, address issues related to ensuring food security, preserving water and forest resources, and share experience in carrying out economic reforms and national programs for the development of small and medium enterprises and in skill development.

We will work together to further develop the potential for cooperation in the diamond industry with an objective to take full advantage of existing strengths and resources of both our countries in this area. We will also intensify our joint efforts to counter undisclosed synthetic stones entering diamond market and to support the development of generic marketing programmes for diamonds.

Recognizing the strength of Russia in shipbuilding, river navigation and desalination technologies, we will work together to develop joint projects through transfer of technology and experience sharing for developing inland waterways, river embankments, ports and cargo containers towards effective utilization of extensive river systems in India.

We will work together in development of high speed railways, dedicated freight corridors, and application of newer technologies for efficient rail transport through joint development and sharing of technologies, and training of personnel to benefit from each other’s competences in the railroad sector.

We will work together to improve market access for agriculture and food commodities in each other’s country and develop joint strategies through research & development for utilization of existing potential in the agriculture and food processing sector covering an entire spectrum of activities from farming, harvesting, production, processing to marketing strategies.We will work together to explore joint projects for effective use of natural resources in each other’s country through application of existing technologies and development and sharing of newer technologies for search in the field of mining & metallurgy for affordable and climate friendly utilization of natural resources.

We note that India will become the third largest aviation market by 2020 and in this connection, recognize that the Regional Connectivity Scheme of the Government of India provides an opportunity for strengthening cooperation in joint production and setting up of joint ventures in India in the field of aviation manufacturing to serve the demand created and for export to third countries.

Our bilateral defense cooperation is built on strong mutual trust. Russia exports its modern military technologies to India. We will upgrade and intensify this cooperation, through joint manufacture, co-production and co-development of military hardware and military spares, with increasing reliance on the adoption and sharing of future technologies, in compliance with the obligations of the sides under the existing agreements on military-technical cooperation.

We will work towards a qualitatively higher level of military-to-military cooperation. We will continue holding regular joint land and sea military exercises, and training in each others’ military institutions. This year will see the first ever Tri-services exercise INDRA–2017.

We see ample opportunities for bilateral cooperation in space research, with a view to using relevant technologies for the benefit of society.

We will continue joint work to prevent and respond to natural disasters.

We intend to enhance and actively promote greater cooperation between our regions and states, with a particular emphasis on the Far East region of Russia.

India and Russia regard the establishment of the multi-polar global order in international relations as a reflection of natural and inevitable process of evolution of interstate relations in the 21st century. In this regard, we will enhance collaboration to democratize the system of international relations based on the principles of the rule of law and the central role of the United Nations coordination of world politics. We believe that there is a need to reform the United Nations and in particular, the United Nations Security Council to make it more representative of contemporary realities and to respond more effectively to emerging challenges and threats. Russia reaffirms its strong support to India’s candidature for a permanent seat in a reformed United Nations Security Council. We will support the advancement of a positive unifying global agenda, effectively engage in international efforts to strengthen peace and ensure global and regional stability and security, confront challenges and threats, and actively promote just and coordinated approaches to crisis resolution.

We will work to foster the democratization and reform of global political, economic, financial and social institutions, for them to better accommodate the interests of all members of the international community. We oppose any recourse to unilateralism or lack of respect to sovereignty, ignoring the core concerns and legitimate interests of the countries. In particular, we do not accept the unilateral use of political and economic sanctions as a means of exerting pressure.

We intend to further build up fruitful cooperation within BRICS, which, as a result of our joint efforts, enhances consistently its authoritative and influential role in global affairs.

We will continue to develop cooperation within other multilateral forums and organizations, including the WTO, G20 and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as Russia-India-China cooperation.

India's full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will considerably enhance the Organization's capabilities to ensure peace and stability, achieve economic development and prosperity in Eurasia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as improve the Organization's international standing.

We will continue facilitating efforts to build an open, well-balanced and inclusive security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region based on shared principles and taking into account the legitimate interests of all States of the region, including through the development of relevant dialogue in the framework of the East Asia Summit.

We will further coordinate our positions on the challenging issues of restoration of peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa, settlement of the Syrian crisis, achievement of national reconciliation in Afghanistan, including in the agreed framework of the Moscow dialogue, using the laid down principles of national sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs, while encouraging the countries to lead the change from within.

India and Russia have a shared commitment to preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.Russia is convinced that India's participation in multilateral export control regimes will contribute to their enhancement. In this context, Russia welcomes India's applications for the membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement and reiterates its strong support for India's earliest admission to these export control regimes.

We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terrorism, whether based upon ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or any other reasons. Together, we will continue efforts to combat international terrorism, which poses a great threat to maintenance of peace and security. We are convinced that the unprecedented spread of this threat requires decisive collective response on part of the entire global community, without double standards and selectivity, in accordance with international law and the UN Charter. We urge all countries and entities to work sincerely to disrupt terrorist networks and their financing, and stop cross-border movement of terrorists. We call for early conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism to strengthen the global counter-terrorism normative and legal framework to combat this scourge.

Sharing common approaches to providing security in the use of information and communication technologies, we intend to keep working together for developing universal rules, standards and principles of responsible behaviour of the States in this context, on the basis of democratization and a model representing multi-stakeholderism with primacy of the State, in global internet governance.

We recognize the necessity to activate bilateral interaction in this sphere on the basis of the Indian-Russian Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Security in the use of Information and Communication Technologies.Taking into account the profound mutual interest, sympathy and respect between the peoples of India and Russia, we will contribute to further developing bilateral contacts in the sphere of culture and sports, including by organizing annual festivals and exchanges. We welcome the organizing of events in different cities in both countries to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Russia in 2017-18.

Bilateral cooperation in the sphere of education offers great opportunities. We will work to strengthen cooperation in the field of education through promoting direct contacts among universities and academic institutions and providing assistance to students from the two countries.

Our Bilateral cooperation in the sphere of Science & Technology offers great opportunities. We are committed to work together to address global challenges like Climate change, Environmental protection, Clean energy, Cyber security, Affordable health care, Marine biology etc through scientific discoveries and to explore priority areas of common interest. We are working together to create networks of knowledge centers, connectivity of minds and scientific corridors to augment innovation led technology development for societal development.

We intend to further foster development of tourism and people-to-people contacts, including by easing the visa regime.

We are confident that India and Russia will continue to remain a role model for harmonious and mutually beneficial partnership and strong friendship between two states. Building on the shared vision of development of bilateral relations, we will succeed in further realizing the immense potential of India-Russia special and privileged strategic partnership for the benefit of our States and international community as a whole.

PM Narendra Modi addresses India-Russia Business Forum


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 18th Annual India Russia Summit at St. Petersburg. 

Addressing the media at the end of the Summit, President Prime Minister Modi recalled his first visit to St. Petersburg as Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001. He said ties between India and Russia span the spectrum from Culture to Defence (Sanskriti se Suraksha). 

The Prime Minister said 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries have been marked by a high degree of convergence on various bilateral and global matters.

The Prime Minister described the St. Petersburg Declaration, issued today, as a benchmark of stability in a turbulent, interdependent and interconnected world. He said India's participation as a guest country in SPIEF and his address there tomorrow would further deepen economic cooperation between the two nations. 

The Prime Minister described energy cooperation as one of the cornerstones of the relationship between India and Russia, and noted that this cooperation in the nuclear, hydrocarbon, and renewable energy sectors has been considerably deepened by the discussion and decisions taken today. In this context he mentioned the agreement of Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. 

The Prime Minister emphasized the role of the private sector in enhancing trade and commerical ties between the two countries, adding that India and Russia are close to achieving the target of 30 billion US dollars worth of investment by 2025.

Speaking on the theme of connectivity, the Prime Minister mentioned cooperation between the two countries in the International North South Transport Corridor. Among other initiatives, the Prime Minister mentioned the "bridge to innovation" to promote startups and entrepreneurship, and the forthcoming commencement of discussions on a Free Trade Agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union. 

Underlining the time-tested strategic dimension of the India Russia relationship, the Prime Minister mentioned the forthcoming first Tri-services exercise - INDRA 2017, between the two countries. Defence production Joint Ventures for the production of Kamov 226 helicopters and frigates were also mentioned. The Prime Minister welcomed Russia's unconditional support to India on the issue of cross border terrorism. 

On the cultural side, the Prime Minister said the deep awareness of Russian culture in India, and of Yoga and Ayurveda in Russia, was a matter of deep satisfaction. 

The Prime Minister welcomed and applauded President Putin's leadership in the growth of India-Russia relations. 

He announced that a road in Delhi has been renamed after Ambassador Alexander Kadakin, whom he described as a friend of India, who passed away recently.

Earlier, addressing CEOs of both countries, the Prime Minister invited Russian companies to invest in key sectors of the Indian economy, and particularly mentioned opportunities in the strategic sector. 

India and Russia signed five agreements today in sectors covering nuclear energy, railways, gems and jewellery, traditional knowledge and cultural exchanges. 

Earlier today, the Prime Minister paid homage to the heroic defenders and brave soldiers of the Battle of Leningrad, at the Piskarovskoye Cemetery. 

Press statement by Prime Minister during his visit to Russia

PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin of Russia took stock of bilateral relations between both the countries and agreed to strengthen cooperation in host of sectors. PM Modi called for an enhanced cooperation in renewable energy and nuclear power sectors. He urged Russian private sector to explore the opportunities Indian economy offered. He also expressed satisfaction over strong defence ties between both countries.

Press Statement of PM Narendra Modi in Russia
  • Being here in St. Petersburg brings back memories of my visit here as a part of Atal Ji's delegation in 2001
  • India and Russia mark 70 years of very strong ties in a wide range of areas
  • India and Russia cooperation has grown extensively. President Putin and I reviewed the full range of our ties & how to deepen them
  • We have adopted the St. Petersburg declaration which will not only improve our ties but also will be a benchmark of global stability
  • Energy cooperation is a major area of our ties including cooperation in renewable and nuclear power
  • We invite the private sector in Russia and India to play an even more active role to boost economic relations between our nations
  • Our defence ties are very strong
  • I hope Russia will mark Yoga Day on 21st June with great enthusiasm
  • India and Russia are cooperating extensively in various multi lateral forums like the BRICS and G-20
  • Our talks with add new strength and momentum to India-Russia relations
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List of MoUs-Agreements exchanged during the visit of PM Modi to Russia


PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin of Russia took stock of bilateral relations between both the countries and agreed to strengthen cooperation in host of sectors. PM Modi called for an enhanced cooperation in renewable energy and nuclear power sectors. He urged Russian private sector to explore the opportunities Indian economy offered. He also expressed satisfaction over strong defence ties between both countries. 

Following agreement signed between two country

  • The program of cultural exchanges between the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of India for 2017-2019.
  • The General Framework Agreement for the construction of the third stage of the Kudankulam NPP (KK5 & KK6) along with the Credit Protocol
  • Agreement between the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) and the Council of India on Scientific and Industrial Research on granting access to Rospatent experts to the Indian Digital Library of Traditional Knowledge (TKDL)
  • The contract between JSC «Russian Railways» and the Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India on the preparation of the justification for the implementation of the high-speed service at the Nagpur-Secunderabad section
  • Memorandum of cooperation between ALROSA Joint Stock Company (Public Joint Stock Company) and the Council for the Promotion of the Export of Precious Stones and Jewellery of India

EC given EVM tempering Challenge to all Political Parties India


New Delhi: In the wake of a string of allegations levied on the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in March's Assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi clarified that future elections would be conducted using both EVMs and VVPATs.

In lieu of this clarification, the EC also issued a statement challenging state and central political parties to prove their stance on the EVMs being tampered with.

"The EC has put forth a challenge, which will be open from June 3. Interested participants must register by 5 p.m. on May 26. Either through a combination of key press or communication with the control unit, ballot unit or both via external hardware, participants must be able to prove their allegation of tampering," asserted Zaidi

Addressing a media briefing here on Saturday, Zaidi while rubbishing the claims of EVM tampering said no credible information was received to strengthen the complaints of tampering.

"Complaints came after elections in the five states, but we did not receive any credible material information on EVM tampering from the complainants. We believe in complete transparency and have no reason to hide anything," he said.

"We did a thorough investigation after we received complaints following the elections held in Bhind. It has been made clear through the demo that no tampering was done. These are baseless rumours," he added.

Asserting the implausibility of tweaking the process through external hardware, Zaidi revealed that the EVMs, being standalone machines, have no frequency receivers or data decoders to support technology involved with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or any such services requiring a stable internet connection.

Commenting on the accusation of Trojan horse, a key-press sequence being used to deliberate data on the chip, Zaidi while dismissing the same said the chip was a one-time programmable device.

"Trojan Horse cannot be inserted into EVMs since the chip on the EVM is one-time programmable. It doesn't have a Wi-Fi chip and therefore cannot receive external signals either," said Zaidi.

The EC's new version of EVMs comes with self-diagnostic tamper-detection software which recognises digital signature. Hence, any alleged mishandling would be immediately detected, said Zaidi.

Developing on this, he also revealed that the technology behind these machines is being tested thoroughly in Bengaluru and Hyderabad by eminent technocrats under stringent security procedures, thus dismissing claims of software being imported from abroad.

With regards to Assembly by-polls, the EC clarified that it was not responsible for electoral procedures in the state, adding that these are conducted and governed by the State Election Commission and other such regulatory bodies.

Udhav Thackeray to Modi, stop Mann Ki Baat, start Gun Ki Baat

Mumbai, 2 May: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has joined the line of politicians criticising PM Narendra Modi and the Centre over their "inaction" towards the recent mutilation of two Indian soldiers carried out by the Pakistan Army in the Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Modi, Thackeray said the former was still talking about 'Mann ki Baat', when he should be talking about 'Gun ki Baat', hinting towards a well-planned military strike against Pakistan.

"Soldiers are dying on the border. Women are getting widowed. And our Prime Minister is still talking about his 'Mann ki Baat'. It's time he talked about ' Gun ki Baat'," Thackeray said, while addressing a public meet here.

Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been at loggerheads since the 2014 Assembly elections, as a result of which both parties independently fought the recent BMC elections held in the state.(Source; ANI)

Manish Sisodia slams Kumar Vishwas for anti party statement


New Delhi: The internal war in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to widening with each passing day. Today DCM Manish Sisodia slams Kumar Vishwas' public statement, he said that Kumar Vishwas should not have spoken up about the party's internal matter to the media as it makes workers and volunteers upset.

He told to media "I am very upset with the statement of Kumar Vishwas. He should not make statement in the media, but should raise his concern inside party platform.

Manish Sisodia further said that making such statements in the media could lower the morale of the party workers.

DCM sais "Nobody asked him to apologise for anything. The party does not belong to Arvind Kejriwal, to me or to Kumar Vishwas, but it belongs to lakhs of workers in India and abroad. He should not make it personal issue,"

Modi-Malcolm launched world's most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre in India


Gurugram, April 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull inaugurated the world's most advanced nanobiotechnology research centre, a joint venture between The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Deakin University, Australia.

"The cooperation in the field of education and research is the most important field of engagement between India and Australia. TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Research Centre is a classic example of the kind of cutting edge research being done by the two countries. The $100 million Australia-India Strategic Research Fund is for collaborative research in areas such as nanotechnology, agriculture, food security, smart cities, etc. Our joint research has entered the phase of field trials and this outstanding science cooperation is firmly rooted in tangible outcomes, that is, to improve the lives of millions," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while digitally inaugurating the TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, said, "The Deakin-TERI Nanobiotechnology Research Centre, which we just inaugurated, is brilliant and I want to say thank you to the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University. So well done! This research centre will bring up to 100 researchers together to solve some of the world's biggest problems in developing biofuels to early detection of crop diseases to improve productivity. And these are practical solutions with commercial prospects for both of our countries."

The TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC), established at Gwal Pahari, Gurgaon, aims to support and nurture innovative ideas for existing problems of Indian agriculture amongst other sectors.

In 2010, The Energy and Resources Institute, India, and Deakin University, Australia, signed an agreement to establish a joint Centre of Excellence, the TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC) to foster cutting-edge research around sustainable agriculture, which was achieved through establishment of a laboratory worth AU$7.8 million at TERI Gram, Gwal Pahari, Haryana, India. The centre is an expansion of Deakin University's ongoing 'Deakin India Research Initiative'.

This Centre has also been rated as a 5-star GRIHA building; it is an example of resource efficiency and smart future. The Class 10000 and 1000 controlled environment Centre is spread over 5 acres of land and houses high-end scientific equipment like Nano particle analyser (XETA sizer), Lazer scanning microscope (Confocal), Scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Transmission Electron microscope (TEM).

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI said, "Indian agriculture today is facing new challenges, such as degrading natural resources, climate change and almost stagnant productivity. Nanotechnology interventions have been identified as the most critical area of application of nanotechnology for attaining the goals of Vision 2050, to enhance agricultural productivity. And, this centre will strive to achieve this vision."

While addressing the media, Prof. Jane Den Hollander, Vice Chancellor and President of Deakin University, Australia, said, "We are delighted to partner with TERI for building scientific temper and bringing new innovations in the field of science and technology. Deakin is passionate about supporting the communities we serve and ensuring our graduates are prepared for the jobs of the future, in a global environment.

"As the first Australian university to establish an office in India in 1994, Deakin is proud to continue to strengthen our relationship each year, providing opportunities to students around the world and helping to improve lives both in India and Australia." (Source: ANI)

Bad news for Tej Pratap Yadav, Nitish Kumar order probe in Soil Scam


Patna: Bihar Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh on Thursday gave order to investigate into the soil scam involving former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav who is also Health Minister in Bihar Government.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi earlier on Tuesday alleged Yadav of giving a contract worth Rs. 90 lakh to a company for construction of pathways and improvement of the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park without tender.

According to Sushil Kumar Modi, the soil was allegedly dug out during the construction of a mall being built on a plot of land owned by the Yadav family on the outskirts of Patna.

While urging Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to set up an all-party committee to probe the scam, the BJP leader demanding Yadav's ouster from the cabinet.