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Monday, April 24, 2006

Smart City Agreement




Finally Govt of Kerala has published this, since just last few days.


NOW THIS IS A PUBLIC DOCUMENT and available at http://www.kerala.gov.in/smartcity.pdf

It is just 5,000 jobs in 5 years
15,000 jobs in 7 years
33,000 jobs in 10 years
all on cumulative basis


The lease of the Lease Land shall be for a term of ninety nine (99)

years and the Lease Deed shall inter alia provide for the following

terms:

(a) The consideration for the lease shall be Rupee One (Re 1) per

acre per annum, payable annually in advance;




On Employment Generation

The lease of the Lease Land on the aforesaid terms and on the
concessional rate is granted on the basis that TECOM. undertakes and
guarantees that the SPV, along with the other operating companies
within the Smart City shall together create and provide for at least
33,300 direct jobs
in the Smart City in addition to the number of
existing jobs as on Execution Date and jobs to be created in Infopark
buildings and jobs to be created by Wipro and Leela group in their
leased plots of 25 acres and 5 acres respectively, over a period of 10
years in phases as follows or pay penalty for short fall in jobs in the
manner as provided in clause 8.2 of this Agreement.-
i) Within 5 years of the Closing Date, 5,000 jobs.
ii) Within 7 years of the Closing Date 15,000 cumulative
jobs and
iii) Within 10 years of the Closing Date 33,300 cumulative
jobs.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Exit poll indicates clear majority for LDF / Rage over U.K. work permit rules / Children get justice after five years

Rage over U.K. work permit rules
Hasan Suroor
Indian doctors protest against immigration laws

LONDON : A large group of Indian doctors on Friday joined their counterparts
from other non-European Union countries to protest against new immigration
rules which would require them to obtain work permit before coming to
Britain either for training or employment.
Hundreds of angry overseas doctors demonstrated outside the Health
Department saying they felt "betrayed" by the sudden change in rules under
which work permits to doctors from non-E.U. countries would be given against
specific vacancies for which suitable "home-grown" doctors are not
available.
Those who are already here and do not have a work permit will be forced to
return home, and apply again. "I came here at great expense to improve my
job prospects and suddenly my whole life has been turned upside down,'' said
one Indian doctor.
The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) said at least
15,000 doctors may have to leave the country without even completing their
training. Many were heavily in debt.

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Children get justice after five years
Mohamed Imranullah S
Court takes serious view of the delay in settling terminal benefits

One month time given to settle benefits
Chief Secretary and Finance Secretary asked to monitor case
The money should be put in a fixed deposit account in the name of the
children

MADURAI: Fate could not have been harsher on 10-year-old C. Infend Senaka
and her six-year-old brother, C. Isaya Abhishek, from Theni district.
The children lost their father, Charles Anthony, on March 9, 2000. And their
mother, C. Leena Rose, died almost a year later, on March 5, 2001.
To add to their woes, they fought for nearly five years to receive the
terminal benefits and the monthly pension due to their mother, who worked as
a secondary grade teacher in an aided school. Tired of appealing to the
authorities, the children moved a writ petition (represented by their
maternal uncle M.S. Thomas) before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High
Court. And they were stunned by the emphatic response.

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Exit poll indicates clear majority for LDF
Renu Ramanath
India Vision-A. C. Nielson Exit Poll conducted during first phase of polling
in Kerala

LDF would garner 49.5 per cent votes
Nine per cent swing in favour of LDF

KOCHI: The India Vision-A. C. Nielson Exit Poll conducted during the first
phase of polling for the Kerala Assembly elections held on Saturday has
predicted a clear majority for the Left Democratic Front (LDF) over the
ruling United Democratic Front (UDF).
The exit poll, conducted by the leading global marketing research agency,
foretells that the LDF would garner 49.5 per cent votes, while the UDF would
get only 40.8 per cent votes. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected
to get 3.6 per cent of votes while all the others in the fray will get 6.2
per cent.
Seat-wise this would mean that the LDF will get 39 of the 59 seats which
went to the polls on Saturday, while the UDF will get only 19 seats. One
seat will go to any of the other candidates.
The exit poll marks a swing of nine per cent in favour of the LDF

http://www.hindu.com/2006/04/23/stories/2006042305101200.htm

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Philosophy and Reality THEN & NOW

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From: Narendran, Sailan Palliyil <

Date: Apr 19, 2006 9:30 AM
Subject: FW: Philosophy and Reality THEN & NOW
To:




Subject: Fw: Philosophy and Reality THEN & NOW



One is philosophical while the other one is of existence.

Philosophical
Great Emperor Alexander at the time of his death said, "my last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling out of my coffin - I wish people to know that I came empty handed into this world and empty handed I go out of this world."


Existential:
Yesterday's news headlines : <http://archive.gulfnews.com/nation/Education/10033498.html>


Schools to raise tuition fees beyond 20%.

REALITY
I find a close relation between these two. Rent increase, Water-Electricity increase, now school fees increase... etc,etc.. is
proving that we came to UAE empty handed and going out empty handed....









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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Private water, public misery / how smart city proposal made kerala lose job opportunities

Private water, public misery

Privatisation of water is taking root in India, often aided by political and bureaucratic corruption. Alongside, resistance to this is also building up.


THE Sheonath River Project is turning out to be Chhattisgarh's worst inheritance from undivided Madhya Pradesh. The project, India's first river privatisation experiment, was handed over to Radius Water Limited (RWL) by the Madhya Pradesh government, pleading a lack of sufficient funds.

The Rs.9-crore project was formalised on October 5, 1998, between Madhya Pradesh Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (MPAKVN) and RWL on a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis for the construction of a barrage on the Sheonath to supply up to 30 million litres of water per day (MLD) to the Borai Industrial Growth Centre in Durg district. The barrage construction was completed in two years and operations began in January 2001.

"We got to know about the privatisation of the river only when RWL began harassing villagers near the river and held self-laudatory press conferences in Delhi," says Lalit Surjan, Editor of Deshbandhu, a local newspaper. "We then began an investigation and were shocked by the findings."

The agreement, which was inherited by the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Corporation (CSIDC) when the State was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000, categorically gave RWL exclusive access to a 23.6-kilometre stretch of the river for a period of 22 years (including two years for project construction). RWL secured monopoly rights over the supply of water to all sectors and phases of the Borai Industrial Centre, and the CSIDC was obliged to provide all land for the project free of cost. The CSIDC was expected to purchase water from RWL and sell it to the industrial units in Borai.

The contract states: "It is clearly understood by both parties that the Project Company has nothing to do with the actual users of the water, i.e. various Industries/Units/Companies ... ."

http://www.flonnet.com/stories/20060421007101000.htm

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Bahrain boat 'was not licensed' * / Now tooth for an eye if corneal transplant fails

* Bahrain boat 'was not licensed' *
A boat which capsized off Bahrain with the loss of at least 57 lives did not
have the right paperwork, officials say.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/middle_east/4868932.stm

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Now tooth for an eye if corneal transplant fails
R. Sujatha
Sankara Nethralaya has so far done the procedure on nine patients

Patient's tooth used to fix lens
Recommended for chemical injuries

CHENNAI: Using a person's own tooth to help him see is a boon in cases the
conventional corneal transplant from a cadaver fails.
Cadaver corneal transplant is the usual procedure done on patients suffering
from chemical injury to the eye. But such injuries leave the eyes too dry
and the transplant effort fails.
For some time now, Sankara Nethralaya has been suggesting osteo-odonto
keratoprosthesis (OOKP) procedure for such cases.
The technique was developed by an Italian surgeon Benedetto Strampelli in
the 1960s but was abandoned because of poor results. It was revived by his
student, Gian Carlo Falcinelli, working for San Camillo Hospital in Rome.
Sometimes the damage to the cornea, along with the ocular surface and the
limbal stem cells (the cells in the junction of the cornea and the
conjunctiva), is so severe that stem cell transplant is not viable. The
damage occurs following chemical injuries to the eye or Stevens Johnson
Syndrome (a form of severe drug allergy). In such conditions, though the
cornea is damaged internal structures such as the optic nerves and the
retina are functional. The OOKP procedure is done in two stages: The
patient's canine tooth is removed and prepared to hold the cylinder (lens).
It is then placed in a pocket under the skin of the other eye. A three cm
mucous is removed from inside the cheek to cover the sclera of the injured
eye.

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Soviets win space race / Lessons from the new intolerance

Search ON THIS DAY , 12 April
1961: Soviets win space race
The Soviet Union has beaten the USA in the race to get the first man into space.

At just after 0700BST, Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was fired from the Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, Soviet central Asia, in the space craft Vostok (East).

Major Gagarin orbited the Earth for 108 minutes travelling at more than 17,000 miles per hour (27,000 kilometres per hour) before landing at an undisclosed location.

The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev has congratulated Major Gagarin on his achievement.

He sent the cosmonaut a message from his holiday home on the Black Sea.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/12/newsid_2477000/2477715.stm

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Lessons from the new intolerance

Harish Khare

Whether or not the IIMs and IITs are forced to open their doors a little wider, the new fashionable intolerance exhibited in these last few days should be a sobering experience for all of us.

THESE LAST few days have witnessed a fascinating battle for the control of the public discourse. A handful of newspapers and a couple of English language television channels have done their best to stoke a 1990-type hysteria over the proposed new reservation regime in Central educational institutions. Television crews have been despatched to find voices of "merit" that are aghast at the very idea that institutes of management, presumed bastion of merit and competition, are now sought to be pried open to admit children of the lesser gods. Captains of industry are on record as to how a few hundred seats in management schools will erode India's competitiveness in this age of globalisation.

The crux of our present day dilemma was foreseen many years ago by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. In the last sitting of the Constituent Assembly, he noted: "We are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics we will have equality and in social and economic life we will have inequality. In politics, we will be recognising the principle of one man-one vote and one vote-one value. In our social and economic life, we shall by reason of our social and economic structure, continue to deny the principle of one man-one value. How long shall we continue to live this life of contradictions?

Last year, for example, only 11 Muslim candidates could make the grade out of the 422 men and women selected for the IAS, IFS, IPS and other Central services. Of these 11, eight made it in the category of Other Backward Classes (OBC). No one wants to acknowledge the near-systemic marginalisation of the largest minority in the country.

http://www.hindu.com/2006/04/12/stories/2006041204861000.htm

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COLORED?

This poem was nominated poem of 2005 for the best poem ,
written by an African kid........

When I born, I Black,
When I grow up, I Black,
When I go in Sun, I Black,
When I scared, I Black,
When I sick, I Black,
And when I die, I still black..
And you White fella,
When you born, you Pink,
When you grow up, you White,
When you go in Sun, you Red,
When you cold, you Blue,
When you scared, you Yellow,
When you sick, you Green,
And when you die, you Gray..
And you calling me Colored ??







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http://www.acronymfinder.com/ -Woman's body in flat for two years with TV still on

http://www.acronymfinder.com/

Acronym And Abbreviation Dictionary
I don't know who made the first acronym, but what a floodgate was opened
with it. An acronym is defined by dictionary.com as a word formed from the
initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's Army Corps, or by
combining initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as RADAR for
RAdio Detecting And Ranging. There you go.

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Woman's body in flat for two years with TV still on
By Richard Edwards and Amar Singh, Evening Standard

London: A woman's skeleton was found in her London flat where she died more
than two years ago.
Joyce Vincent, 40, was discovered clutching a shopping bag and surrounded by
Christmas presents she had wrapped but failed to deliver.
The television and heating was still on. The fridge was packed with items
best before November 2003 and washing up was in a bowl in the kitchen of her
Wood Green bedsit.
http://www.gulfnews.com/world/United_Kingdom/10033156.html

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Soviets win space race / Lessons from the new intolerance


Search ON THIS DAY , 12 April
1961: Soviets win space race
The Soviet Union has beaten the USA in the race to get the first man into space.

At just after 0700BST, Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was fired from the Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, Soviet central Asia, in the space craft Vostok (East).

Major Gagarin orbited the Earth for 108 minutes travelling at more than 17,000 miles per hour (27,000 kilometres per hour) before landing at an undisclosed location.

The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev has congratulated Major Gagarin on his achievement.

He sent the cosmonaut a message from his holiday home on the Black Sea.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/12/newsid_2477000/2477715.stm

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Lessons from the new intolerance

Harish Khare

Whether or not the IIMs and IITs are forced to open their doors a little wider, the new fashionable intolerance exhibited in these last few days should be a sobering experience for all of us.

THESE LAST few days have witnessed a fascinating battle for the control of the public discourse. A handful of newspapers and a couple of English language television channels have done their best to stoke a 1990-type hysteria over the proposed new reservation regime in Central educational institutions. Television crews have been despatched to find voices of "merit" that are aghast at the very idea that institutes of management, presumed bastion of merit and competition, are now sought to be pried open to admit children of the lesser gods. Captains of industry are on record as to how a few hundred seats in management schools will erode India's competitiveness in this age of globalisation.

The crux of our present day dilemma was foreseen many years ago by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. In the last sitting of the Constituent Assembly, he noted: "We are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics we will have equality and in social and economic life we will have inequality. In politics, we will be recognising the principle of one man-one vote and one vote-one value. In our social and economic life, we shall by reason of our social and economic structure, continue to deny the principle of one man-one value. How long shall we continue to live this life of contradictions?

Last year, for example, only 11 Muslim candidates could make the grade out of the 422 men and women selected for the IAS, IFS, IPS and other Central services. Of these 11, eight made it in the category of Other Backward Classes (OBC). No one wants to acknowledge the near-systemic marginalisation of the largest minority in the country.

http://www.hindu.com/2006/04/12/stories/2006041204861000.htm

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HAPPY VISHU

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Left Democratic Front set for big win in Kerala

Left Democratic Front set for big win in Kerala
Sanjay Kumar, Rajeeva Karandikar, Gopa Kumar and Yogendra Yadav
The Hindu-CNN-IBN Poll predicts 93-103 seats for LDF

New Delhi : The Left Democratic Front (LDF) appears headed for a big victory
in the Kerala Assembly elections. The findings of The Hindu-CNN-IBN Poll
conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) suggest
that the trend witnessed in the State in the Lok Sabha elections of 2004 has
not changed. The Left swept the polls then, winning 18 out of the 20 Lok
Sabha seats. Since then the LDF's lead over the ruling United Democratic
Front (UDF) has dropped from eight to about six percentage points, but that
is enough to ensure a comprehensive victory for the LDF. If the trend holds
till polling day, the LDF could secure its biggest electoral victory since
1967.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Fw: Left Democratic Front set for big win in Kerala


----- Original Message -----
From: <nam@falcond.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 2:22 PM
Subject: Left Democratic Front set for big win in Kerala

Left Democratic Front set for big win in Kerala
Sanjay Kumar, Rajeeva Karandikar, Gopa Kumar and Yogendra Yadav
The Hindu-CNN-IBN Poll predicts 93-103 seats for LDF

New Delhi : The Left Democratic Front (LDF) appears headed for a big victory
in the Kerala Assembly elections. The findings of The Hindu-CNN-IBN Poll
conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) suggest
that the trend witnessed in the State in the Lok Sabha elections of 2004 has
not changed. The Left swept the polls then, winning 18 out of the 20 Lok
Sabha seats. Since then the LDF's lead over the ruling United Democratic
Front (UDF) has dropped from eight to about six percentage points, but that
is enough to ensure a comprehensive victory for the LDF. If the trend holds
till polling day, the LDF could secure its biggest electoral victory since
1967.

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HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS VISHU

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Fw: COLORED?

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 11:39 AM
Subject: RE: COLORED?

Well done, dear Nam.

Forwarding something like this is a good service, too.

The poem will wake up the people who are sleeping.

But, it won’t wake up the people who pretend to be asleep.

It will touch the people who preserve love and kindness in their hearts.

But it will not move the people who show remarkable insensitivity.

The system of racial discrimination may be on the wane

But the mentality still exists without remedy

That is more dangerous than a fatal disease.

That African kid has already received the award

By etching the poem on many hearts.

Regards

Prem Nizar Hameed

Riyadh

----- Original Message -----
From: V. V. Narayanan, UK
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: COLORED?

Dear Nam,
This piece is being preserved for reciting
at the next Consulate General families's
get together. (The get together has been
started after I have come here.)

Kind regards,
Narayanan

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: jayesh nath <nathjayesh@gmail.com>
Date: Apr 5, 2006 7:31 PM
Subject: Small small things.....
To: naamhs <naamhs@gmail.com>

Hi dear Chittappa,
I really enjoyed the poem 'colored??'.



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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

COLORED?

----- Original Message -----
From: zaIN
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 12:15 PM
Subject: FW

 
This poem was nominated poem of 2005 for the best poem ,
written by an African kid........

When I born, I Black,
When I grow up, I Black,
When I go in Sun, I Black,
When I scared, I Black,
When I sick, I Black,
And when I die, I still black..
And you White fella,
When you born, you Pink,
When you grow up, you White,
When you go in Sun, you Red,
When you cold, you Blue,
When you scared, you Yellow,
When you sick, you Green,
And when you die, you Gray..
And you calling me Colored ??





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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

This will never happen again in your life time

On Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 AM in the morning, the time and date will be

01:02:03 04/05/06


This will never happen again in your life time.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rishi
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 3:57 PM
Subject: Date that never comes back



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Sunday, April 02, 2006

* Bahrain boat 'was not licensed' * / Now tooth for an eye if corneal transplant fails


* Bahrain boat 'was not licensed' *
A boat which capsized off Bahrain with the loss of at least 57 lives did not
have the right paperwork, officials say.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/middle_east/4868932.stm

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Now tooth for an eye if corneal transplant fails
R. Sujatha
Sankara Nethralaya has so far done the procedure on nine patients

Patient's tooth used to fix lens
Recommended for chemical injuries

CHENNAI: Using a person's own tooth to help him see is a boon in cases the
conventional corneal transplant from a cadaver fails.
Cadaver corneal transplant is the usual procedure done on patients suffering
from chemical injury to the eye. But such injuries leave the eyes too dry
and the transplant effort fails.
For some time now, Sankara Nethralaya has been suggesting osteo-odonto
keratoprosthesis (OOKP) procedure for such cases.
The technique was developed by an Italian surgeon Benedetto Strampelli in
the 1960s but was abandoned because of poor results. It was revived by his
student, Gian Carlo Falcinelli, working for San Camillo Hospital in Rome.
Sometimes the damage to the cornea, along with the ocular surface and the
limbal stem cells (the cells in the junction of the cornea and the
conjunctiva), is so severe that stem cell transplant is not viable. The
damage occurs following chemical injuries to the eye or Stevens Johnson
Syndrome (a form of severe drug allergy). In such conditions, though the
cornea is damaged internal structures such as the optic nerves and the
retina are functional. The OOKP procedure is done in two stages: The
patient's canine tooth is removed and prepared to hold the cylinder (lens).
It is then placed in a pocket under the skin of the other eye. A three cm
mucous is removed from inside the cheek to cover the sclera of the injured
eye.

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