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Many...many thanx to the great lady Mrs. Sonia Gandhi , Chief Minister Ch. B.S. Hooda & Dr. R.S. Kadyan, Speaker for these great achievements for the welfare of public

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Sunday October 7, 2007, 8:09 pm

Sonia lays foundation stone of NIFTEM in Haryana
Sonipat | Sunday, Oct 7 2007 IST

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today laid the foundation stone for the National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) in the industrial complex of Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) at Kundli in this district.

The institute will be set up over an area of 100 acres at an estimated cost of Rs 246 crore. It's first academic session will commence in 2009 with 430 seats in different courses. It will have a strength of about 240 faculties and other staff.

Cornell University, US, University of California, Davis, US and Wageningen University of Netherlands have been identified for collaboration in different areas with this institute.

The institute will be governed by a Board of Directors and the chairman of the Board would be nominated by the Union Government. NIFTEM would be an apex information resource centre on aspects of food processing. It would be an apex research and development institute in India in food and breweries and also an apex academic institution in the areas of food technology, entrepreneurship and management for the development, design, updation and standardisation of courses, training programmes, teaching methods and learning material .

In order to achieve its mission, the institute will provide study and research facilities in Bachelor of Food and Technology (30 students, four year course), Master of Food Technology (six specialisations, ten students per specialisation, two year course), Master of Business Administration (30 students , 2 year course), Doctor o Philosophy, Ph D (ten students, three years), Master of Food Technology and Management (20 students, five year course ) and Executive Development Programmes.

The institute will be operational in two years from the start . A committee consisting of the representatives from the Union Ministry of Food Processing, engineers and architect from Public Works Department and people with experience in development of IT infrastructure will supervise the setting up of the institute.

-- (UNI) -- 07DR18.xml

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Sunday October 7, 2007, 8:13 pm
Cong forcing elections: CPI
Tribune News Service

Let the people decide, says Yechury

In contrast to the strident reaction of its Left allies, CPM tonight sought to take a soft line to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s remarks that elements opposing the Indo-US nuclear deal were “enemies” of the country’s development. “We have been taking our view on the deal to the people openly. They (Congress) also have a right to do so. Let the people decide. There is nothing to take umbrage upon her remarks”, CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury told PTI.

New Delhi, October 7
The UPA-Left relations soured today, with the Communists taking umbrage to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s statement on the nuclear deal, saying if a mid-term poll was thrust on the country, then the Congress alone will be responsible for it.

“We do not want a mid-term poll. They (Congress) alone would be responsible for it,” CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan told The Tribune.

Reacting to Congress president’s statement on the nuclear deal in Jhajjar, Bardhan said, “We have been making efforts to resolve the differences on the deal. Three meetings have already taken place and two more are fixed.”

Asked about the statement of Sonia Gandhi on the nuke deal, the CPI leader said it only indicates that “they (Congress) do not want to wait for the outcome of the UPA-Left committee on the deal. For them, it is end of the road and a clear indication that they want go along with the Americans (US).”

Gandhi, after laying the foundation stone of1500 mw Indira Gandhi Super Thermal power project in Haryana, said, “Some people are trying to create obstacles in the country’s path of development. They are against development and peace both. You should be on guard against them.”

“Those who have been creating hindrances in the implementation of development programmes were enemies of not only the Congress government but also of the common man. Therefore, such elements should be given a befitting reply,” she said.

Sonia said, “We have a proposal for a nuclear deal with the US. The deal is necessary for the country to keep the pace of development going. Power generation is important and central to our future requirements if we want development to take place.”

UPA chairperson’s statement comes on the eve of the visit of International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei to India. He arrives on a three-day visit on Monday and his schedule includes a visit to nuclear facilities near Mumbai and talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on October 10.

Congress president’s outburst, observers said, was a clear indication of an imminent mid-term poll. Gandhi had stated on Saturday that her party was ready to face snap poll and had lauded the Manmohan Singh government for the deal and for initiating welfare schemes for the people.

However, CPI leader asked, “What kind of development is being talked about. According to the government’s own report, about 70 per cent of the population are earning below Rs 20 per day.”

CPI national secretary D. Raja said the Left parties were opposed to the deal in national interest and had always stood for peace and development in the country.

This is the first public statement on the nuclear deal by the Congress president. The relations between the Communists and the government strained after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in an interview posed a challenge to the Left parties to withdraw support.

The Left had warned of “serious consequences” if the government takes the next step to operationalise the nuclear deal. The next step is holding formal talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency for negotiating India specific safeguard agreement.

The statements from the Congress president and the Communists come just days ahead of a crucial meeting of 15-member UPA-Left committee on the deal scheduled for Tuesday.

The meeting of the committee have so far only resulted in the two sides exchanging notes on different aspects of the deal and its implications for the country’s foreign policy. Both sides have not moved away from their stated position and party sources indicated that the committee is unlikely to come out with any breakthrough formula.

Jennie B (14)
Thursday October 18, 2007, 8:53 pm
Thanks for this insight into India's politics. I want to learn about other countries like India and thanks to people like you, what other countries are doing politically and in re: to animals. Thankyou. Noted/Shared.

Joycey B (750)
Thursday October 18, 2007, 9:27 pm
Noted. Thanks Naresh.

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Thursday October 18, 2007, 10:48 pm
hmmmmmmmmm, a nuclear deal with the US ........she states that power generation is central to future requirements if they want development ti take place........ ! i must be missing something because i don't understand why the US is interested in a nuclear deal with India ! after all, the real deal is that most of India's population is hungry,malnourished at best, with their literacy rate below standards.......children sent begging to the streets is the education most have...... so what is the real deal behind the US nuclear deal? someone please enlighten me!

. (0)
Friday October 19, 2007, 4:31 am
Noted and will follow this story with interest.

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Friday March 14, 2008, 2:52 pm
Cong fields Ishwar Singh in RS poll

New Delhi, March 14
The Congress today fielded Ishwar Singh in the Rajya Sabha election from Haryana.

His candidature was approved by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, senior party leader Oscar Fernandes said. — UNI
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