Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Prashant Bhushan's Letter to Anil Ambani

Prashant Bhushan's response to legal notice sent by Anil Ambani. Prashant Bhushan had complained of a money laundering scam to the SIT on black money. Details of the complaint, the legal notice by Anil Ambani and Prashant Bhushan's response can be found on the article below.

Mr. Anil Ambani
Reliance ADA Group of Companies

Dear Mr. Ambani
You have sent a notice for defamation to Google on 21st July 2014 for allowing its blogging site to host a blog where someone has uploaded a copy of my complaint to the SIT against you. You have also addressed the notice to my junior advocate who had only sent the copy of the complaint to a few select persons on my instructions. It is strange that you have sent the notice to them and not to me who is the author of the complaint.
Let us start with the latest disclosures. When I found that your companies have received a huge some of money, running into $750 million, in violation of laws of the land, at the time when 2G scam took place, it was clear to me that this is a case of money laundering. Hence, I immediately sent a complaint to the SIT on black money constituted on the orders of the Supreme Court and also released it to select journalists so that the people of the country would also know the facts.
If you want to come clean, perhaps you can answer a few questions:
  1. Isn’t it true that Reliance was given permission for ‘dual technology’ telephony and awarded GSM spectrum by Mr. A Raja even before the said policy was announced, and hence the Supreme Court has ordered CBI investigation into this aspect?Isn’t it true that your company Reliance created an eligible company Swan Telecom with about Rs 1000 crore of your company’s money to grab telecom license and 2G spectrum against the Department of Telecommunication Rules, for which your company Reliance, its 3 executives, Swan Telecom, Balwa and Goenka have been chargesheeted by the CBI in the 2G cases?
  2. Isn’t it true that no cheque of above Rs 10 crore in your company can be signed anyone other than you or your wife?Isn’t it true that the CBI has been extremely kind to you and has not chargesheeted you for transactions that you authorized as CMD and were fully aware of, while the three executives of your company have been chargesheeted and spent several months in jail?
  3. Isn’t it true that you visited your executives in jail as a show of support to them and prosecution had to declare you a hostile witness?
  4. Isn’t it true that a your company M/s AAA & Sons Enterprises received a huge sum of $750 million from a company called EMITS Singapore in December 2007 in violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act which is around the time that 2G scam took place?
  5. Isn’t it true that the ED has found that entire amount received from this EMITS Singapore was not used for any project by AAA & Sons but only transferred through a layer of shell companies belonging to your group f companies? 
  6. Isn’t it obvious that this matter is crying out for a thorough and impartial investigation?

Apart from the 2G scam, you and your companies have been involved in the scams relating to Delhi electricity distribution, diversion of coal from Sasan coal block and violation of securities laws.

Delhi electricity
  1. Isn’t it true that Delhi Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee found that favours were shown to your company in privatization of electricity distribution in Delhi? 
  2. Isn’t it true that your company BSES was found guilty of fudging accounts and over invoicing by former DERC Chairperson to raise electricity prices in order to make illegal profits from supply of electricity?
  3. Isn’t it true that you and your companies BSES et al. are running scared of an independent audit by the CAG and are not cooperating with the CAG despite the Delhi HC asking you to do so?
Sasan coal block
  1. Isn’t it true that CAG has found that in complete violation of bidding conditions the Government allowed you to divert the coal from the coal block allotted for the Sasan UMPP? 
  2. Isn’t it true that the CAG has found that this diversion gave you a windfall profit and caused a loss to the Government of about Rs 29000 crores?
  3. Isn’t it true that the Supreme Court after an analysis of the Radia tapes has ordered a CBI investigation into the said diversion?
Violation of securities laws
  1. Isn’t it true that SEBI had initiated proceedings against you and your companies for multiple violations of SEBI Act and SEBI regulations, including those concerning fraudulent trade practices?
  2. Isn’t it true that after you moved SEBI for settlement of those charges, you were fined Rs 50 crores and barred from investing by SEBI for a certain period?

Mr. Ambani, would you like to come clean and answer the above questions, or would you like to hide behind legal notices to Google designed to scuttle the free exchange of information relating to the illegal activities done by you.
It is laughable that you are talking about your defamation and lowering of your reputation, when you and your companies have been involved in scam after scam of enormous proportions that any new revelation of wrongdoing by you or your companies does not come as a surprise.
Mr. Ambani, you are one of the richest persons in this country where majority of the population does not get to eat two square meals in a day. Does your greed for money know no end? Why do you have to indulge in illegal activities to make money when you can do good business without such activities?
Prashant Bhushan

Did Markandey Katju too recommend tainted judge?

NEW DELHI: If Justice Markandey Katju was so concerned about the "corrupt" judge continuing in Madras high court, why did he not recommend his sacking to the collegium headed by the CJI? The Supreme Court judgment on Justice Kumar suggests he too wrote for making the additional judge permanent. 

After all, Justice Katju was the chief justice of Madras HC from November 28, 2004 till October 10, 2005. It was during his term as chief justice that the question of making Justice Kumar came up for consideration before the collegium headed by then CJI R C Lahoti. 

The Supreme Court's December 18, 2008 judgment, which considered the entire records relating to Justice Kumar, appeared to put a question mark on Justice Katju's attempt to project his "holier than thou" image in the entire controversy. 

Justice Katju had said it was he who had brought the corruption complaints against the judge in question which prompted Justice Lahoti to initiate an IB inquiry. 

But the judgment said, "It is to be noted that at different points of time, starting from the point of initial appointment (in 2003), successive chief justices have recommended for Justice Kumar to be made permanent. That situation continued till February 3, 2007, when the recommendation of then chief justice of Madras HC for appointing Justice Kumar as a permanent judge was accepted." 

If successive chief justices of Madras HC recommended Justice Kumar being made permanent right from 2003, would that not include Justice Katju among them?

People ask why Justice Katju has opened his mouth now, after 10 years.
The answer is very simple.
Justice Katju was appointed Chairman, Press Council of India, by the UPA.
He always wrote in favour of the UPA as long as the UPA was in power as he had to curry favour with his masters.
Now, that the UPA is vanquished, he has to curry favour with his new masters, the BJP. Hence, his outburst.
The government is thinking about doing away with the collegium system of appointment of judges. Why?
In the above case,I find there was nothing wrong in the recommendation of the collegium. It was the government which vitiated the recommendation at the instigation of its partner from the south and made the Chief Justice, by himself, change the recommendation of the Collegium.
If anything is to be done, political interference should be stopped.
The judiciary we find is the strongest pillar in the government and has been functioning quite well in reigning a corrupt government, in spite of the government trying to push through committed judges.
The government has no hesitation in making a corrupt person the President of the nation, provided they are pliable.
The government should first put its own house in order by preventing corrupt and criminal persons becoming MPs and MLAs.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gujarat: ATM-like kiosk to register pleas against errant cops

Ever heard of a police station where your complaint is promptly and efficiently registered without hiccups? Well, here if the cops shoo you away and refuse to take your complaint it is they who might face the music.
The Sanand Police Station in rural Ahmedabad district has installed an ATM-like kiosk where you can freely file your complaint without fear and delay if they don't register it physically. Just as you click a button on the ATM-lookalike machine, it'll first ask you to select a language - English or Gujarati - in which you would wish to lodge your complaint.
On pressing the button, the machine would ask when did you register or attempt to lodge a complaint earlier. If you had, it would start shooting more questions like the 'name of the police constable who took down your plea' and the date when it was lodged. If no action was taken on the complaint, senior police officials would need to ensure that the policeman concerned who registered it was taken to task.
"Ever since we launched the kiosk, the stream of people who would come to my office with the plea that the cops at the police station were either not registering their complaints or just not doing anything about it has virtually stopped. They now go to the kiosk and what they record there comes straight to my control room," District Superintendent of Police (Ahmedabad Rural) Gagandeep Gambhir told Mail Today. "This helps me get a direct overview of how my cops treat the people and, in turn, they ensure public grievances are promptly attended to," she says.
The machine has several other features. To ensure there are no fraudulent complaints, a camera has been installed that captures the picture of the complainants unless they are rape and sexual harassment cases. There is a video-recording option for illiterate people who can neither read nor write. A helper for such people has also been posted at the kiosk but one could directly record the plea if a third person's assistance is not required. If this works out well, the officials plan to install such machines across the state.
Article Courtesy: India Today
At last we are making some progress.
What started as a movement with IAC has started bearing fruit only after the formation of AAP. As long as it was IAC, politicians had nothing to fear and they taunted IAC to fight elections. They did not expect anyone in the IAC would pick up the gauntlet.
When AAP was formed and won 28 seats in Delhi, these corrupt politicians started fearing AAP and have started unwilling steps to reduce corruption. Mind I am saying reducing corruption unwillingly. As soon as the pressure of AAP is removed they will go back to their old ways. 
We have to make AAP succeed.


This is a true story and it will give You the chills.This is a beautiful and touching story of love And perseverance. Well worth the read.
At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story.
My name is Mildred Honor and I am a former Elementary school music teacher from Des Moines , Iowa .
I have always supplemented my income by Teaching piano lessons -something I have done for over 30 years. During those years I found that children. Have many levels of musical ability , and even though I have never had the pleasure of having a prodigy, I have taught some very talented students. However, I have also had my share of What I call 'musically challenged' pupils - one such pupil Being Robby.. Robby was 11 years old when his mother (a single mom) dropped him off for his first Piano lesson. I prefer that students (especially boys) begin at an earlier age, Which I explained to Robby.
But Robby said that it had always been his mother's Dream to hear him play the piano, So I took him as a student. Well, Robby began his piano lessons and from the beginning I was a thought it hopeless endeavor. As much as Robby tried, he lacked the
Sense of tone and basic rhythm needed to excel. But he dutifully reviewed scales and some his
Elementary piano pieces that I require all my students to learn. Over the months he tried and tried while I listened and cringed and tried to encourage him.
At the end of each weekly lesson he would always say 'My mom's going to hear me play someday. But to me, it seemed hopeless, he just did not have any inborn ability.I only knew his mother from a distance as she dropped Robby off or waited in her aged car to pick him up. She always waved and smiled, but never dropped in.Then one day Robby stopped coming for his lessons. I thought about calling him, but assumed that because of his lack of ability he had decided to pursue something else.
I was also glad that he had stopped coming -He was a bad advertisement for my teaching!
Several weeks later I mailed a flyer recital to the students' homes.
To my surprise, Robby (who had received a flyer) asked me if he could be in the recital. I told him that the recital was for current pupils and that because he had dropped out, he really did not qualify.
He told me that his mother had been sick and unable to take him to his piano lessons, but that he had been practicing. 'Please Miss Honor, I've just got to play' he insisted. I don't know what led me to allow him to play in the recital -perhaps it was his insistence or maybe something inside of me saying that it would be all right.
The night of the recital came and the high School gymnasium was packed with parents, relatives and friends. I put Robby last in the program, just before I was to come up and thank all the students and play a finishing piece.
I thought that any damage he might do would come at the end of the program And I could always salvage his poor performance through my 'curtain closer'.
Well, the recital went off without a hitch, The students had been practicing and it showed.
Then Robby came up on the stage. His clothes were wrinkled and his hair looked as though he had run an egg beater through it.
'Why wasn't he dressed up like the other students?' I thought. 'Why didn't his mother at least make him comb his hair for this Special night?'
Robby pulled out the piano bench, And I was surprised when he announced that he had chosen to play Mozart's Concerto No. 21 in C Major.
I was not prepared for what I heard next.
His fingers were light on the keys,they even danced nimbly on the ivories. He went from pianissimo to fortissimo, from allegro to virtuoso; his suspended chords that Mozart demands were magnificent!. Never had I played so heard Mozart well by anyone his age.
After six and a half minutes he ended in a grand crescendo, and everyone was on their feet in wild applause!
Overcome and in tears, I ran up onstage and put my arms around Robby in joy. 'I have never heard you play like that Robby, how did you do it?
Through the microphone Robby explained: 'Well, Miss Honor .... remember I told you that my mom was sick? Well, she actually had cancer and passed away this morning. And well ...... she was born deaf, so tonight was the first time she had ever heard me play, and I wanted to make it special.'
There wasn't a dry eye in the house that evening. As the people from Social Services led Robby from the stage to be placed into foster I noticed that even care, their eyes were red and puffy.I thought to myself then how much richer my life had been for taking Robby as my pupil. I have never had a No, prodigy, but that night I became a prodigy ....... of Robby. He was the teacher and I was the pupil, for he had taught me the meaning of perseverance and love and believing in yourself, and may be even taking a chance on someone and you didn't know why.
Leave all to GOD the GREAT
Have A Wonderful Day

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Kalyan K. Basu Sarbadhikary on FB

Monday, July 21, 2014

Does God Answer your Prayers?

A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.

So she went to check it out.  She went to the Western Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site.  She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.

"Pardon me, sir, I'm Rebecca Smith from CNN. What's your name?"

"Morris Feinberg," he replied.

"Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?"

"For about 60 years."

"60 years! That's amazing! What do you pray for?"

"I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews, and the Muslims."

"I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop."

"I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults and to love their fellow man."

"I pray that politicians tell us the truth and put the interests of the people ahead of their own interests."

And finally "I pray that everyone will be happy".

"How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?"

"Like I'm talking to a f--k--g brick wall!"

The above has been sent by Jimmy Keir.
It just proves my point that God installs a software which controls your whole life, from birth to death.
There is nothing you can do about it but accept that it is God's will.
I do not ask you to be fatalistic that since God has planned everything, there is nothing you can do.
You have to do your karm, good or bad, for that too has been written in your software.
Prayer should not be for asking for anything for what God has ordained, you will get and what He has not, you will not get.
Prayer should just be a thanksgiving for your life and everything He has given you and even for everything He has not given you.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

AAP Cries Conspiracy, BJP Refutes, Congress Parades Lawmakers in Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party leader Dilip Pandey and two others, arrested yesterday night, were today sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court on charges of inciting religious enmity via objectionable hoardings. Though the party admitted that one of its volunteers put up the hoardings, the AAP claimed that Mr Pandey had nothing to do with it. 

The party also claimed that this was a conspiracy and the BJP was "using the police" to arrest its members. 

"All this has come up after we exposed their horse-trading conspiracy. This is as per the Gujarat style of functioning. (Former Gujarat Chief Minister and Prime Minister Narendra) Modi is trying to use the same style in Delhi now. A party that spreads nafrat ki rajniti (politics of hate) is today using police to try and quell protests. We condemn this," said AAP leader Sanjay Singh.

The BJP hit back against these allegations, and the party's Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay said, "The AAP is using nafrat ki rajneeti through communal posters and they are trying to disturb the secular fabric of Delhi. They are making false and unsubstantiated allegations against the BJP. The country has given its verdict on the Gujarat model through the emphatic victory of Mr Modi."

Neither the AAP nor the BJP - with 28 and 29 legislators in the 70-member Delhi Assembly -- have the requisite numbers needed to form the government in the House. 

The Congress has also become part of the political row after it was alleged that the party's Members of Legislative Assembly or MLAs were being poached by other parties.

What started off as a battle of posters has now turned out into a full-blown war between the AAP, the BJP and even the Congress, which was compelled to parade all eight MLAs today in a show of strength. 

"A person who claimed to uphold the highest morals is now using communal tactics in pursuit of votes. In that sense, both the BJP and the AAP are the same. He (AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal) has lowered the standards of politics," said Congress MLA Arvinder Singh Lovely.

Party MLAs across the political spectrum don't seem keen to fight another election, barely seven months after Delhi went to polls. But in this game of political one-upmanship, their voices are getting lost amid the noisy exchange of allegations.

We have seen how state governments have used the police to harass its opponents. From Kashmir in the north to Tamil Nadu in the south and from Gujarat in the west to Bengal in the East, state governments have repeatedly harassed their opponents using the police, CBI, ED, Income Tax department. The central government in Delhi is doing the same to harass AAP for the BJP knows that only AAP can destroy their dream of ruling in Delhi.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Precautions with cooking gas.

Do you use Gas for cooking? Please read this and take note. Let this not happen to you. This could be a common mistake in any household.
This shocking accident happened recently. A housewife died due to burns sustained in the kitchen. Her husband too was hospitalized for injuries due to burns while trying to rescue his wife.
How it happened:
The gas cooker was on and cooking in progress. The lady observed some cockroaches near the sink and grabbed a can of insect killer and sprayed it near the gas stove, which was on. There was an explosion and in no time the poor woman was covered in flames, sustaining 65% burns. Her husband rushed in, tried to put out the flames and his clothes too caught fire. The husband is still in hospital, in the burns ward, still unaware that his wife was declared dead on arrival.
Let us understand that:
All insect killer sprays such as "Raid","Baygon", Nuvan etc have highly volatile and inflammable solvents. The atomized nano spray particles spread very rapidly and one spark is enough to ignite this explosive mixture with oxygen present in air.
Please educate your family & Friends about this and spread the word around....Please share this post, who knows you might save more than a life..