We all witness halting of traffic when all grades of ministers, with red beacon lights on their cars and cavalcade of several vehicles, pass through the road. RTI reveals this is illegal! The RTI activist also raised the issue before the Human Rights Commission
Most urban cities have one more sore point for traffic besides vehicle congestion and that is halting of traffic whenever any VIP passes by, often with a cavalcade of vehicles behind him. The common commuter is stranded, sometime for a long time.
While all grades of ministers lavishly enjoy this VIP treatment on roads, Jammu-based noted Right to Information (RTI) activist Deepak Sharma has procured information under RTI, which comes as a pleasant surprise.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in reply to an RTI filed by Sharma revealed that the traffic on roads can be stopped only in the case of movement by the President of India, the Vice President of India, the Prime Minister of India and visiting foreign dignitaries who are given President/ PM level security cover.
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The election commission has upped the expense limit for Lok Sabha elections from Rs40 lakh to Rs70 lakh per candidate in big states. But 129 or 30% out of 437 MPs spent Rs14.62 lakh or 59% of the expense limit during the last general election
The Indian government has cleared a proposal by Election Commission to increase the expenditure limit for Lok Sabha elections to Rs70 lakh from Rs40 lakh per candidate in big states. But does it have anything to do with the reality? During the last general election, about 129 members of Parliament (MPs) spent less than 50% of expense limit. This raises a question on the need to increase expenditure limit without taking into consideration the blatant misuse of black money in elections.
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MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India on Monday granted an additional nine months for the public to exchange currency notes printed before 2005, including Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations, and set a deadline of January 1, 2015.
“RBI has also advised banks to facilitate the exchange of these notes for full value and without causing any inconvenience whatsoever to the public,” the central bank said in a release. It clarified that the public “can continue to freely use these notes” for transactions and can unhesitatingly receive these notes in payment as all such notes remain legal tender.
As we grow older, it can be extremely challenging to lose fat just through diet and exercise. To really fight that stubborn fat, the ancient medical system of India, known as ayurveda, uses age-old techniques that target the exercise-resistant fat by igniting your digestive fire. This is the biggest difference between ayurvedic weight loss and techniques and more conventional Western methods — ayurveda focuses on why your fat cells are getting bigger and gives you solutions that work long term. These techniques have worked for thousands of years and can be performed on a daily basis.
Ayurvedic techniques are targeted specifically at removing ama from your body, which shrinks your fat cells. The older you get, the more common it becomes to have ama in your body, but it doesn’t have to be this way. if you implement daily habits and detox programs that help remove these toxins, they don’t have to become a chronic issue leading to weight gain.
Each one of the recommendations will help you to shed those extra pounds. Individually, they are helpful, but when you put them all together, you may experience impressive weight-loss results. These fat fighters will help you not only lose weight — but you’ll be able to keep it off. You can adhere to this plan indefinitely — I consider the steps life-long “maintenance” recommendations.
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I’ve identified the most insanely stupid lies about health still being pushed by the mainstream media… an institution that’s increasingly detached from reality and losing readers and viewers at a record pace:
#1: Mercury in lobster is bad for you, but mercury in flu shots is good for young children!
#2: There’s no such thing as a food that helps prevent cancer
#3: Fluoride improves public health
#4: Nutrition is a waste of money
#5: Disease outbreaks are caused by a lack of vaccinations
#6: GMOs are perfectly safe to eat in unlimited quantities, and without GMOs, half the world might starve to death.
#7: All the money donated to pink ribbon cancer fundraisers goes to help find cures for cancer. (Total lie. Most of the money goes to fund mobile mammogram trucks that go into low-income neighborhoods to falsely diagnose poor women with cancer so the cancer centers can rack up huge Medicare billings. Ka-ching!)
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- Guidance for filing complaints with financial regulators & stock exchanges
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- Guidance on IT Act and issues that affect life and liberty.
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- Guidance on filing complaints & consequences in Sexual Harassment cases
- Guidance Wills, transmission of assets etc.
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- Property, conveyance, cooperative society related issues, registration, stamp duty etc.
- Basic legal research of different kinds especially pertaining to new legislation where there is no case laws in India such as Class Action Suits under the new Companies Act
Dear friends across India,
A flood of genetically modified crops will soon sweep across India if the Environment Minister gets his way. Minister Moily is meant to protect India’s fields and forests, not mollify Monsanto, and its up to us to ensure he does!
We’ve done it before! Citizens concerned about health and farmers furious about corporate bullying stopped Monsanto’s GM brinjal. But now Moily has convened a committee that could give the green light to 120 types of transgenic crops. Moily has already made many enemies by agreeing destructive forest and coal projects, so if we act now, we can get him sacked.
With elections looming, Rahul Gandhi is under real pressure to show voters strong leadership and ditch this minister for Monsanto. Let’s act fast, before Moily says yes to experimental crops that put us all at risk. Sign now, and share widely, when 50,000 people are on board, we’ll take the message straight to Gandhi:
Moily, who was given the post of Minister of the Environment in addition to his job as Minister for Oil, has already shown he can’t be trusted to protect the environment because he’s too busy trying to bend over backwards for businesses. In an unprecedented green sellout, he cleared projects worth over 150,000 crore in his first month on the job as part of his push for “creative destruction.” Now he’s under fire for boosting profits at Reliance Industries by hiking gas prices.
Monsanto may be on the back foot in India, but it hasn’t given up. Moily wants to use his position to make sure that GM companies like Monsanto can sink their teeth into India. Some argue that genetic modification holds great promise for increased agricultural efficiency, but so far the gains are just corporate PR hype. The dangers of cross-contamination and higher costs for poor farmers on the other hand are all too real.
Moily wants to move fast, hoping that fields can be planted with genetically modified crops this kharif season. So we need to move even faster. Join the call now and share widely:
Avaaz members are winning battles worldwide to protect our food supply. After over a million of us took action to halt a Monsanto GM factory in Argentina, the government rejected their environmental impact assessment and halted construction. Now let’s come together to protect India’s farmers.
With hope and determination,
Meredith, Alex, Emilie, David, Mais and the rest of the Avaaz team
PS – Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community! Start yours now and win on any issue – local, national or global: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/start_a_petition/?ps
Moily Madness in India (Huffington Post)
Jayanthi Natarajan line reversed, Moily and Pawar will ask SC to allow GM trials (Indian Express)
MoEF revives committee to consider proposals on GM crops (Indian Express)
Veerappa Moily bats for Reliance Industries’ Mukesh Ambani over taint ordered by Arvind Kejriwal (The Financial Express)
Toxic chemical and heavy metal content exists in almost all commercial cosmetic products. You’d have to go to a health
food store and purchase the good, clean stuff at a higher price maybe. Still, even there, reading the labels and knowing what to avoid is worth it if you use underarm deodorants, cosmetic potions and lotions, as well as scalp and skin care products.
According to the evidence from independent researchers and lab analysts, the price of enhancing beauty with most commercial cosmetics goes beyond dollars and cents. The cosmetic pay-later plan involves risking one’s health and the health of one’s unborn baby.
Actually, abstaining from cosmetics during pregnancy may be easier for many than giving up smoking or alcohol completely. Of course, all manner of avoiding heavy metals and chemical toxins should be part of the lifestyle of expectant mothers.
Finding up to 300 contaminants in umbilical cord blood indicates that the mother inadvertently passes on these toxins to the fetus. Avoiding as much heavy metal and additive chemical toxins as possible can reward you a safe birth with a healthy baby whose growth continues in health.
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Mumbai airport New Terminal – T2 -International flights — additional information
Interesting details, including maps, for passengers departing from and arriving to Mumbai via International Carriers.
Courtesy : Firdosh Tolat