Monday, 6 January 2014

No business as usual till Khobragade issue resolved: India

India on Monday made it clear to the US that it cannot be "business as usual" between the two sides till the Devyani Khobragade issue is resolved.

This was conveyed by Vikram Doraiswami, Joint Secretary (Americas), to US Ambassador Nancy Powell when she met him at South Block here.

Doraiswami firmly put across to the US envoy that "it is your process and you have to sort it out", sources said.

New Delhi's assertion assumes significance in the context of the January 13 deadline for the indictment in New York of senior diplomat Khobragade on visa fraud charges.

The US said last month it is proceeding with the prosecution of Khobragade and has no intention of withdrawing the case of visa fraud against her.

India has been demanding the withdrawal of the case against her and an apology from the US for the treatment meted out to the 39-year-old diplomat, including a strip search and detention with criminals after her arrest on December 12.

The incident led to strong protests by the Indian government and widespread indignation in India. At the time of her arrest, Khobragade was the Deputy Consul General in New York. She was subsequently transferred to India's Permanent Mission to the UN.

A 1999-batch IFS officer, Khobragade was arrested on charges of making false declarations in a visa application for her maid Sangeeta Richard. She was released on a USD 250,000 bond.

India retaliated by downgrading privileges of a certain category of US diplomats among other steps last month.

HLT sting op impact: Kejriwal suspends 3 Delhi Jal Board officials

Vinod Kumar, Chief Water Analyst, DJB
Chief water analyst Vinod Kumar, patwari Sunil Kumar and meter reader Atul Prakash were suspended following orders by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
  • Will Kejriwal be able to defeat Tanker mafia-DJB nexus?

Samsung S5 launch announced
Samsung has recently announced the launch of their next phone S5 which all of us are waiting for.
Samsung Galaxy S5 launch will happen in February at around the Mobile World Congress event held in Barcelona, Spain.
It is expected to come with a 5 or 5.2  inch screen with 3GB Ram and 16 megapixel camera.
New Android 4.4 Kikat version will also be there.

Beyonce Recorded 80 tracks for Suprise
Beyoncé has revealed she recorded more than 80 songs for her surprise self-titled album, released earlier this month.
The “Crazy In Love” singer was forced to cut down scores of recorded content before she released BeyoncĂ© with 14 tracks.
In a video published on her website, she said: “When I started picking the songs that I gravitated towards – because I recorded about 80 songs – it was the songs that were more effortless for me that stuck around that I still love that I loved a year ago when I recorded them.”

Oz wins Ashes, 5-0
Australia beat England in the fifth test match of The Ashes Series, by a long margin of 281 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday to secure a 5-0 series sweep.This is the third time in the history of Ashes that either side had completely whitewashed the other , after the 1920-21 and 2006-07 triumphs.
For the winning side , George Bailey put paid to those hopes when he took a brilliant catch after a Harris delivery had taken an inside edge and looped over his head off Pietersen’s pad.While Australia’s bowlers continue to make life difficult for England’s batsmen on a green-tinged pitch, the tourists’ bowlers had failed to make early inroads into the Australian order after reducing them to 140 for four overnight.  Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris  took 3 wickets each and Nathan Lyon also helped by bowling .
While in the batting order, Nathan Lyon and certain tay-lenders like Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris and all-rounder Mitchell Johnson contributed alot to the total of 448. Chris Rogers knock of 119 was the main key in the Australia’s massive score been scored .
For losing side, England captain Alastair Cook had concluded his contribution to the series when he was caught behind for seven, Ian Bell was dismissed for 16 and Kevin Pietersen departed for six.

‘Rick Ross’ legaled
A US court ruling has allowed Rick Ross to continue using his stage name.
The rapper, real name William Roberts II, had been challenged by a former drug kingpin, ‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross, for appropriating his name and likeness. Using the First Amendment in the United States’ Constitution, which regards, among other things, freedom of expression, the $10 million lawsuit by the reportedly reformed Ricky Ross came to nothing.

Marvel to launch new Comic
Comics publisher Marvel will begin putting out Star Wars comic books and graphic novels in 2015. The comics company has taken over the exclusive rights to the sci-fi franchise from rival publisher Dark Horse, which began publishing Star Wars comics in 1991.
Marvel Published ther first comic in 1971 from that time they published 107 novels and 3 special edition