Sahara on Saturday, February 4th 2012, ended its over 10 year old sponsorship tie-up with the BCCI on grounds of denial of flexibility in IPL rules.IPL chairman and senior member of the BCCI, Rajeev Shukla, declared the incident unfortunate and also indicated the show will go on.
Sahara owns IPL Pune franchise and has decided to pull-out itself from the upcoming IPL tournament.
Well, Indian Cricket Fans, habituated with the Sahara logo on Team India Jersy would surely miss Sahara.
P Chidambaram gets temporary relief as Justice O.P. Saini dismisses S.Swami’s petition of Chidambaram also be held responsible along with Raja in the 2G Scam.
General Vijay Kumar Singh’s filed petition to resolve the issue of his Date Of Birth would be heard by the Supreme Court today and this is the first time an army chief has sued the government. Before the Court Session started the General had a meeting with Senior Leader of Congress, Pranab Mukherjee. It was anticipated that the meeting was to settle down the matter out of court.
The reason of dispute is two sets of records held in two branches of the army headquarters.The army chief, though, claiming he was born in May 10th,1951 as per his matriculation certificate – which is considered legal document to establish a proof of age. His complaint is that his age records were never corrected by different army branches and that the documents carrying the wrong year of birth should have been verified with the matriculation certificate. He admits a mistake made in filling up the UPSC form. The government however considered May 10th, 1950 as his date of birth on the basis of UPSC form and claims to have several other documents which can prove General’s year of Birth as 1950. The government also claims that General Singh could not seek any change in records after two years as per rules and this enough reason against General’s claim to consider 1951 as his year of birth now.
Whatever the court’s decision may be , one thing is clear that there are severe flaws in maintainance of records by the Indian army which came into limelight , thanks to the dispute. How come contradictory records were being maintained by the army for so long and no one bothered reconciling it. It was only when General raised the dispute, was it exposed. Now , what is the guarantee that this is the only case and in future no other army officer would highlight similar issues?
Country’s richest civic body, BMC, may soon feel the prominent presence of the underworld inside its official premises. BMC controls many land related sanctions which decides real estate deals in India’s financial capital,Mumbai. Real-State being a multibillion dollar industry in Mumbai, political parties are issuing party tickets to the aides of dons or their relatives just to secure space in BMC elections.
Soban Parwin fighting on a Samjwadi Party ticket is the nephew of Tareeq Parwin, once a close associate of Dawood. The Republican Party self-praising upholder of Ambedkars ideals and claiming Buddhist influence is the chosen party for Chotta Rajan’s sister Sunita Chavan and nephew Satish. Previously, Arun Gawli, a well-known gangster split from Shiv Sena to make his own party and now he being in jail , his office is handled by Geeta Gawli, his daughter.
Entry of Muscle Power is no news in Indian politics. Deadlier is the entry of Underworld-The Corporate Anti-Social Group. It is not one man but a group of well-organized, filthy rich and socially influential people who wish to replace politicians(whom they might be bribing) to take direct control.
It is pity that India does not have any lawful and constitutional mechanism yet to stop such intrusions into politics of the country.
Air India Cash Strapped!
The three oil companies — Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum — collectively barred Jet Fuel supplies to Air India at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kochi ,today 2nd February 2012, due to Air India failing its committment to pay for the previous purchases. Last year Government had asked the companies to give the airline 90 days of credit period and the companies had agreed to. Today the airline failed its deadline of the credit period resulting which the oil companies stopped ATF supplies to the airline.
Air India has to pay over Rs.4,170 crore to public sector oil companies for its jet fuel purchases.
cartoon image on search engines and social networking sites removing ‘Objectionable Content’ country specific
Pune Once Again Makes News!
Pune,31st January ‘2012 at around 9 am, two army jawans riding a motorcycle picked up a fight with traffic policemen when they stopped the army men from going into a no-entry zone for two-wheelers, at Tilak Chowk. The argument turned violent after police constables tried to issue a ‘challan’. Some civilians who tried to break up the fight were also beaten up. Police teams and Army men in six vehicles rushed at the spot to ease down the situation.
But later, about 40 Army personnel went to the police station and damaged it. A case has now being filed over the clash and Army assured strict action against jawans found guilty.
All in all , Pune seem to have become a city always in news, starting this year . Be it, the mentally unstable bus-driver who ransacked vehicles and ended up killing 9 people, and then three people being burnt alive, part of some gang-rivalry and now the cops and the army raging against each other. Who knows, soon MNS activists may ransack some offices or beat-up some auto-rickshaw drivers just to retain Pune in news !