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Wednesday April 16th 2014

Nation Pays homage to the Bharat Ratna, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on his 123rd Birth Anniversary

New Delhi: The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 123rd Birth Anniversary here today. The President offered floral tributes at the statue of Baba Saheb at Sansad Bhavan. The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh also offered tributes to the Father of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Ambedkar.

Sikkim Lok Sabha Elections 2014

Sikkim/Tripura : Voting has begun in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Sikkim and Tripura. A large number of voters turned up in a queue to cast their vote. An elderly couple voters showing the mark of indelible ink after casting their votes as well as the young voters displaying their voter identity card, at a polling booth during the 4th Phase of Lok Sabha General Elections-2014

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Vice President Greets Citizens on Mahavir Jayanti

New Delhi : The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. In his message, he has said that as we celebrate Lord Mahavir’s birthday, let us commit ourselves to imbibing his noble message of cultivating right belief, right knowledge and right conduct, in order to build a non-violent and compassionate world.

Vice President said, “I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.

As we celebrate Lord Mahavir’s birthday, let us commit ourselves to imbibing his noble message of cultivating right belief, right knowledge and right conduct, in order to build a non-violent and compassionate world.”

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Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Launches Scheme for Testing of Public Samples

Mumbai : In a move to strengthen the consumer protection activity of Bureau of Indian Standards, BIS has launched Scheme for Testing of Public Samples. The scheme aims at providing a window to the common consumers / bulk buyers for verifying the conformity of ISI Marked products to the relevant standards. Under the scheme, any consumer who has any apprehension on the quality of a product carrying ISI Mark can submit a sample to BIS for testing to verify its quality.

Copy of the purchase bill and testing charges are required to be submitted along with the sample. (Sample in certain cases is to be submitted in unused and sealed conditions) Details may be obtained from BIS.

The cost of sample plus testing charges shall be refunded to the consumer in case of failure of sample. The sample should be deposited with the Sample Cell located in the laboratories, or the Sample Cell/Reception Counter at BIS Branch. Details of BIS Laboratories and BIS offices are available on  BIS website www.bis.org.in .

The BIS Standard Marks (ISI Mark and Hallmark) over the decades have established their brand image. The consumer as well as the organized purchasers have put in their trust and confidence in BIS and prefer to buy ISI Marked products and Hallmarked Jewellery. 

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Air Chief Inaugurates, The Eastern Air Command Conference

New Delhi : A two days Annual Commanders’ Conference of Eastern Air Command was inaugurated by Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff, on 10 April 2014. Commanders of all the Air Force Stations under HQ EAC are attending the conference.

The CAS and Mrs Lily Raha, President AFWWA, were received by Air Marshal RK Jolly, AOC-in-C, HQ EAC and Mrs Meenakshi Jolly, President AFWWA (Regional) at Shillong ALG. On arrival at Command HQ the CAS was given a Guard of Honour.

In his inaugural address, the CAS acknowledged the hard work and professionalism of the air warriors deployed in the EAC. He emphasized the need for all the air warriors to be fully involved in the process of IAF’s modernisation towards full spectrum strategic force. He urged everyone to keep abreast with the modern developments and technologies for smooth transition and better absorption of modern equipment. He brought out the vital role of the NE region and gave an insight into future infrastructure development plans under EAC.

The Chief underlined the importance of IAF’s vision statement ‘People First Mission Always’ and urged upon every air warrior to work with fully loyalty and integrity towards achieving the organizational goals and personal aspirations in times to come.

The CAS lauded the work done by HQ EAC and all stations and was very happy to give away trophies to some of the units for their note worthy performance.

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Loksabha Election 2014 in Maharashtra State

Mumbai : 48 seats in Maharashtra will go to polls on three days – April 10, 17 and 24

Parliamentary constituencies of Maharashtra begins today.  Total 121,75,662 voters, including 58,52,041 women and 62 23,581men will be casting their votes.

Loksabha Election 2014 will be held in 3 phases

First phase election will be on 10th April 2014 in following district
Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Vardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur, Yavatmal-Wasim

Second phase election will be on 17th April 2014 in following district
Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Maval, Pune, Baramati, Shirur, Ahamadnagar, Shridi, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur, Maadha, Sangali, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurga, Kolhapur, Haathkanagale.

Third phase election will be on 24th April 2014 in following district
Nandurbar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Raver, Jalana, Aurangabad, Dindori, Nashik, Palghar, Bhivandi, Kalyan, Thane, North Mumbai, North West Mumbai, North East Mumbai, North Central Mumbai, South Central Mumbai, South Mumbai, Raigad

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