In Indian elections till about a decade ago booth capturing was the biggest problem. With time and efforts of election commission booth capturing was almost eliminated but electoral funding still remains a looming threat to our democratic system. Fighting elections is a costly affair and the expenditure limits set up by election commission are unrealistic and barring a few almost all parties take anonymous donations from affluent business class and which is mostly tax evaded money. Obviously, donations from businessmen are paid back in terms of skewed policies and biased decisions in their favour. Demonetisation along with the budgetary announcements by FM is a crucial step to reduce the amount of anonymous donations to parties from twenty thousand to two thousand rupees to curtail black money into politics.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 will be inaugurated by Prime Minster Narendra Modi
U.S. President Donald Trump’s Adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump arrived in Hyderabad early on Tuesday. She will reach the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) venue at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Madhapur by 3 p.m.
She checked into Trident Hotel in Madhapur around 4 a.m. after landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad at 3 a.m. U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and Telangana State Information Technology secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Additional DGP Anjani Kumar and IGP Shikha Goel received her at the airport.
Ms. Trump and U.S. officials travelled in three vehicles belonging to the U.S. government, while a convoy of 17 vehicles led them from the airport to the hotel in Madhapur.
Today, India celebrates the 86th birth anniversary of India’s 11th President, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.
Named as the ‘Missile Man’ for his contributions towards the developments of India’s missile projects.
He often spoke to children and the country’s youth — inspiring them to think big in life; he also penned a number of books. Here are some of his most inspiring quotes
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen ever, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the mainstay of Indian batting line-up for more than two decades. He is the world’s leading run-scorer in both Test (14,692) and ODI (18,111) cricket. In 2011, Tendulkar finally achieved his dream of winning the Cricket World Cup at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as Narendra Nath Datta, was born in an affluent family in Kolkata on 12 January 1863. His father, Vishwanath Datta, was a successful attorney with interests in a wide range of subjects, and his mother, Bhuvaneshwari Devi, was endowed with deep devotion, strong character and other qualities. A precocious boy, Narendra excelled in music, gymnastics and studies. By the time he graduated from Calcutta University, he had acquired a vast knowledge of different subjects, especially Western philosophy and history. Born with a yogic temperament, he used to practise meditation even from his boyhood, and was associated with Brahmo Movement for some time.
With Sri Ramakrishna
At the threshold of youth Narendra had to pass through a period of spiritual crisis when he was assailed by doubts about the existence of God. It was at that time he first heard about Sri Ramakrishna from one of his English professors at college. One day in November 1881, Narendra went to meet Sri Ramakrishna who was staying at the Kali Temple in Dakshineshwar. He straightaway asked the Master a question which he had put to several others but had received no satisfactory answer: “Sir, have you seen God?” Without a moment’s hesitation, Sri Ramakrishna replied: “Yes, I have. I see Him as clearly as I see you, only in a much intenser sense.”
Apart from removing doubts from the mind of Narendra, Sri Ramakrishna won him over through his pure, unselfish love. Thus began a guru-disciple relationship which is quite unique in the history of spiritual masters. Narendra now became a frequent visitor to Dakshineshwar and, under the guidance of the Master, made rapid strides on the spiritual path. At Dakshineshwar, Narendra also met several young men who were devoted to Sri Ramakrishna, and they all became close friends.
India holds a very important place for boosting tourism growth in California, says Caroline Beteta, the Visit California president and CEO. She said this during her visit to India for the first-ever CEO mission, which intends to develop relationship between the two countries and build enthusiasm around the Golden State’s commitment to the Indian market.
A delegation of 11 CEOs, headed by Caroline Beteta, visited India in November for its California tourism CEO mission in a bid to attract more and more Indian tourists and travellers to California. It is anticipated that leisure travel from India to California will grow by double digits in near future and the California tourism industry aims to understand the Indian consumer and travel landscapes.
Beteta said, “We are very excited for the opportunity that the Indian market presents for travel to California and see this mission as an important step in introducing California to Indian travellers. This visit will provide critical learning on how we can best prepare our state to welcome Indian visitors as the market continues to grow.”
Egg is popularly considered a non-vegetarian food, but there are several facts that do not entirely support this statement. If we go by the definition that those who eat flesh are non-vegetarians, egg is indeed vegetarian as it has no flesh or life.
Helen Keller would not be bound by conditions. Rendered deaf and blind at 19 months by scarlet fever, she learned to read (in several languages) and even speak, eventually graduating with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904, where as a student she wrote The Story of My Life. That she accomplished all of this in an age when few women attended college and the disabled were often relegated to the background, spoken of only in hushed tones, is remarkable. But Keller’s many other achievements are impressive by any standard: she authored 13 books, wrote countless articles, and devoted her life to social reform.
The incident took place after the Ahmedabad-bound woman passenger had an argument with the official.
“A lady passenger was told by a counter staff that she will not be able to check in because she was late for the flight. This led to an argument and the staff directed her to the duty manager who was also a lady and there was an altercation,” an Air India spokesperson said.
Sources in the airline said the passenger allegedly slapped the duty manager.