Liquor shops near religious places to be banned soon



BHOPAL: Liquor shops near religious places will not be allowed soon. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) took the decision at its general council meeting at Acharya Narendra Dev Library on Monday after the Congress raised strong objection to liquor shops - mostly illegal-mushrooming near mosques and temples in the state capital.

Expressing concern over the disturbing development, chairman and speaker of the BMC council, Kailash Mishra directed the BMC commissioner to issue directives to excise officials to take action against liquor shops and beer bars near religious places in BMC limits. "Also ensure that no more bar permits are allotted at such places," Mishra directed.
Source - times of india.

Madhya Pradesh seeks DMIC approval for two infra projects



Madhya Pradesh has proposed two industrial infrastructure projects to Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) to the tune of Rs 500 crore approximately. Both the projects would come up in close proximity of Indore, Dewas and Ujjain.

The first project is a water supply project which is set to come up in Pithampur industrial area near Indore.

The other is a multi-pronged investment project of developing a Knowledge City which is likely to come up near temple town of Ujjain. "We have forwarded both the projects to DMIC, the Pithampur water supply project require Rs 200-crore investment and the other Knowledge City project is proposed to come up near Ujjain," PK Dash, additional chief secretary, department of Industries told Business Standard.

The Pithampur industrial area has per day demand of 17-20 million litres of water while the project will have 90 million litres per day of supply once it comes in shape. The industrial area of Pithampur will need more water when existing industries will expand as well as when new industrial investments take place. "The project, if receives DMIC nod, will have a water pipeline from nearby Narmada river," Dash said.

On the other hand, the Knowledge City envisages the development of nearly 448 hectares of land for development of specialised faculty led clusters such as engineering, business and management studies, medical studies, bio-sciences and agriculture studies, environmental and design faculty, vocational and skill development studies and other education streams.

"We have acquired 1200 acres of land for Knowledge City near Narwar village and we are waiting for DMIC's clearance. We hope we will get clearances for both the projects very soon," Dash added.

The Knowledge City will have common industrial purpose infrastructure as well as social infrastructure estate management, administration, residential, entertainment, schools, hospitals and other related infrastructure like city centre.

Once the government gets DMIC approval, it will develop both the projects on public private partnership (PPP) model. Meanwhile, the Knowledge City has been conceptualized to revive the city Ujjain as modern learning centre.
Source - business-standard

Ratan Tata to be chief advisor to AirAsia India board



Ratan Tata has been appointed as the chief Advisor to the board of AirAsia India, the joint venture between the Tata Group and Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia.

Malaysia-based AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes also said that the name of chairman for AirAsia India board would also be disclosed soon.

The low-cost carrier AirAsia also promised 'Nano' airfares once it begins operating flights in the country.

"Persuading Tata to be advisor has not been easy.

Ailla Charles Babbage who is best remembered now for originating the concept of a programmable computer was a mechanical engineer.


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Charles Babbage, FRS (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English polymath.[1] He was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, who is best remembered now for originating the concept of a programmable computer.
Considered a "father of the computer",[2] Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs. His varied work in other fields has led him to be described as "pre-eminent" among the many polymaths of his century.[1]
Parts of Babbage's uncompleted mechanisms are on display in the London Science Museum. In 1991, a perfectly functioning difference engine was constructed from Babbage's original plans. Built to tolerances achievable in the 19th century, the success of the finished engine indicated that Babbage's machine would have worked.
Source - Wikipedia

Meet Rajkumar William, the future King of Great Britain and head of the Commonwealth. He is of Indian descent.

Actually, make that aapro Rajkumar Williambhai Patel. DNA tests conducted on the dashing young heir to the British throne have pinpointed a Western Indian ancestor from his mother Diana’s side.

When Diana married Prince William’s father Charles in 1981, it was already known that one of her ancestors was supposedly an Armenian living in Bombay with an Englishman named Theodore Forbes in 1820s.

The woman was Eliza Kewark, the Prince’s great-great-great-great-great grandmother. Now, researchers who examined a saliva sample from the Prince, say the astonishing fact is that she was at least half-Indian.

Dr Jim Wilson, a genetics expert at Edinburgh University, said evidence of the Prince’s Indian ancestory was “unassailable.” The incredibly rare mitochondrial DNA that is passed on from mothers has so far been found in only 14 other people — 13 Indians and a Nepali.

The news was celebrated by Gujaratis and other Indian-origin people in Britain — royalists or otherwise.

“It’s an honour for all British Indians to know that their future King shares our Indian ancestory,” Priti Patel, a prominent Tory MP, told HT. “We hope this includes a love of curry and Bollyood dancing! Indians in Britain will look upon him as one of us.”

Keith Vaz, the senior Labour MP of Indian origin, added: “At last all Indians have a royal connection. As a long lost cousin, perhaps Prince William can now kindly bring back the Koh-i-Noor diamond which the rest of his family borrowed many years ago!”

Diana’s maternal aunt Mary Roach, who provided the saliva sample, said: “I always assumed that I was part-Armenian so I am delighted that I also have Indian background.”

This is not the only direct Indian connection at the heart of the British establishment — Britain’s longest-serving PM Lord Robert Jenkinson (1812-1827) had a part-Indian mother.
Source - Hindustan Times

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