Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations will be meeting on 30th July to finalise the programmes for the National Convention of BSNL Employees to be held on 3rd August 2013 at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi.
The casual contract workers in Punjab will be organising a big rally tomorrow,( 29th July) at Ludhiana to focus on their just demands and for implementation of the same. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, All India Prsident, BSNLCCWF will address. All arrangements for the same is being arranged by the BSNLEU comrades under the leadership of Circle President Com. RL Moudgil and Circle Secretary Com. Balbir Singh
Cuddalore: July 27, 2013 : The 33rd all India conference of AIKS came to a successful conclusion with the unanimous election of new leadership. Kisan leader from Rajasthan and veteran of many successful farmer struggles, Amra Ram, has been elected as the new President of All India Kisan Sabha by the 33rd conference. Senior leader Hannan Mollah has been elected as new General Secretary by the newly elected 146 members of All India Kisan Coucil (AIKC) at their first meeting.
My Hearty Congratulations to both the leaders and all others who have been elected as the office-bearers of AIKS
The Central executive Committee meeting of the All India BSNL-DOT Pensioners Association will be held at Jaipur on 5th and 6th October 2013. The CEC will discuss about the organisational issues and issues of the pensioners.
Cuba celebrated its National Day on 26th July by holding massive rallies and meetings in many centres. The meeting in Santiago was addressed by the President Raul Castro and many world leaders who have come to attend the celebrations. A report on the rally is given below:
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban President Raul Castro assured his people on Friday that a transfer of power to younger generations had begun, in a televised address marking the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cuban revolution.
Castro spoke in the city of Santiago in eastern Cuba, where on July 26, 1953, the young Castro and a group of rebels, led by his brother Fidel, attacked the Moncada military barracks in a failed assault that sparked the movement that eventually toppled the U.S.-backed government of dictator Fulgencio Batista on January 1, 1959.
At the time of the attack, Raul Castro was 22 and Fidel Castro 27.
Raul, now 82, who took over as president from his brother in 2008, spoke in front of the Moncada to 11,000 spectators, while a frail Fidel, who turns 87 next month, remained out of sight in Havana.
Full preparations are going to make the National Convention of BSNL Employees on Revival of BSNL to be held on 3rd August at Mavlankar Hall at New Delhi. Eminent leaders including Dr.Sanjeeva Reddy, M.P., President INTUC, Com. Gurudas Dasgupta, M.P.General Secretary CITU, Swadesh Dev Roye, Secretary CITU, Shri Baidyanath Rai, General Secretary, BMS, Shri Udit Raj, Confederation of SC/ST, Shri T.K.S.Elangovan, M.P., LPF and other leaders will address the Convention.
A Declaration will be adopted by the National Convention on the Revival of BSNL and providing a better service to the nation.
More than 1,000 delegates from all over India, belonging to the various unions will participate, The General secretaries of the BSNL Unions/Associations will also address.
Let us make the National Convention a historical Convention by taking important decisions and plans to make BSNL financially viable and strong.
It is a well known fact that the culprits behind the Non-Performing Assets (NPA) ie. the loans to be returned, are the rich. Thousands of crores of loans are not paid by the corporate houses to the banks which are treated as NPA and never recovered. But in the case of small loans taken by the ordinary people, the banks are very harsh and take all aggressive measures to recover the money.
It is the same with the frauds on banks. During the last 10 years, 1,76,547 frauds have been reported in the banks according to K.C.Chakraborty, Dy. Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Only 61 fraud cases involved a whopping amount of Rs. 13,000 crore. And who are the culprits? They are all the rich and affluent, according to the Dy. Governor. These are mainly wrong sanctions at the highest level of banks , meaning that the top officers in the banks are also involved.
We are happy that a top authority himself has opened the lid open on the frauds being committed by those in power with the rich.
The Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has stayed the orders of DOT slapping a penalty of Rs. 650 crores for manipulating STD/ISD calls in to local calls and thus cheating the government in paying the taxes. This relates to the period of 2002-03, when Bharti Airtel provided a service called Subscriber Local Dialling facilitating this manipulation.
In many earlier cases of penalty also the private companies avoided payment by going to TRAI, TDSAT and also courts and getting relaxation or full favourable judgement.
The Nationalisation of Suez Canal by the President of Egypt Abdul Gamal Nasser on 26th July 1956 was a historic event of a developing country challenging the might of the European imperialist powers, France and Britain.
Britain and France, of course, attacked Egypt assisted by Israel to capture Suez Canal and to oust Nasser from power. But the world opinion was on the side of Egypt. The support of the Soviet Union and the intervention of the UN saw that Britain and its allies had to go back.
It was a big victory not only for Egypt but for the entire developing countries. It inspired other countries stand on its own legs.