UAE-Saudi agreement to raise ties to a new level

Shaily Kalra
UAE-Saudi MoU

Dubai: UAE, a country with many shades, has come up with another shade of humanity by signing an MoU with Saudi Arabia yesterday to take ties between both countries to a new level.

The agreement to set up the cooperation council was attended and witnessed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. The MoU signing was held  at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The agreement was signed on behalf of the UAE by Ali Mohammad Hammad   Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary General of the UAE Supreme National Security Council and Dr. Nizar Madani, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

The agreement fir cooperation lays emphasis on the strong social,cultural, religious and historical ties between the two countries and both are now committed to pursuing common goals together.

The Council will be chaired by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Mohammad Bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence.

This MoU is based on mutual respect between two countries on the basis of social, cultural historical legacy and traditions and the two countries are focused towards allround Emirati-Saudi development.

India’s Geospatial Bill: Pakistan has no locus standi in the matter

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GeospatialNew Delhi: India’s proposed Geospatial Bill is an entirely internal legislative matter of India, since the whole of the state of J&K is an integral part of India. Pakistan or any other party has no locus standi in the matter.

This was asserted by India’s Mlinistry of  External Affairs today in response to a question on Pakistan Foreign Office Press Release on India’s Geospatial Bill,.

An Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson said:

The Government firmly rejects Pakistan’s repeated and increasing attempts to impose on the international community matters that India has always been open to address bilaterally with Pakistan.”

Pakistan’s foreign affairs ministry earlier said they have shot etters to the United Nations Secretary General and the UN Security Council to express “serious concerns” over the Geospatial bill being introduced in the Parliament of India.

The Bill is to regulate the acquisition, dissemination, publication and distribution of geospatial information of India which is likely to affect the security, sovereignty and
integrity of India.

Click here for draft Geospatial Bill

Amar Singh declared Samajwadi Party candidate for RS polls

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Amar Singh
Amar Singh

Lucknow: Amar Singh, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party in 2010 and has been in the political wilderness all these years was today unanimously declared the Samajwadi Party candidate for next month’s Rajya Sabha polls.

Shivpal Singh Yadav, the brother of Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav told media persons after the announcement of Amar Singh as the party candidate for the Upper House that his formal entry into the party fold depends on both Amar Singh and the party chief.

When asked about when would Singh, a former confidante of Mulayam Singh Yadav, rejoin the party, Shivpal Singh Yadav, a UP Minister and brother of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said,” It will be decided by Netaji (Mulayam) and Amar Singh.

Samajwadi Party today declared seven names for Rajya sabha. The party candidates are Amar singh, Beni Prasad Verma, Sanjay Seth, Sukhram Singh Yadav, Reoti Raman Singh, Vishwambhar Prasad Nishad and Arvind Pratap Singh are the party candidates for next month’s Rajya Sabha election.

After In early 2010, Amar Singh had resigned from all party posts, he was expelled from the Samajwadi Party in February, 2010. In 2011, he was in judicial custody. The same year, he also launched Rashtriya Lok Manch. In 2012 when UP went to polls, his newly floated party had contested that election in a big way but did not win even a single seat. In 2014, he had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha election on a Rashtriya Lok Dal ticket

JS Mathur will continue to hold additional charge as Secretary Rural Development

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north blockNew Delhi: The additional charge of the post of Secretary Department of Rural Development in the Ministry of Rural Development assigned to J.S. Mathur, IAS (MP:1982), Secretary Ministry of Panchayati Raj has been extended today for a period of three months beyond 24 May 2016.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also approved today that proposal of the Department of Defence production for appointment of S.K. Jha to the Post of Director (Production and marketing) in Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited at Hyderabad for a period of 5 years.

The ACC also approved today the proposalof Department of Heavy Industries for extension in tenure of SPS Bakshi as Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of EPIL for a further tenure beyond 4 February 2014, which is the date of expiry of his 5 year tenure, till 30 September 2018 (the date of his superannuation).

additionally, ACC has approved the proposal of the Department of Heavy Industry for appointment of SS Rawat, Deputy general Manager Steel Authority of India (SAIL) to the post of Director (project management), Bridge and Roof Co.(India) Limited for a period of five years.

More orders issued today are as as follows:

S K Sinha , Others , 0                            

Dr K Vijay Raghvan , Others , 0                            

Shobhana Joshi , Indian Defence Accounts Service , 1979                            

S R Medhi , Others , 0                            

Dr. Lalit Kumar , Others , 0                            

Ameising Luikham , Indian Administrative Service , AM , 1981                            

Vivekanand , Others , 0                            

Shri D K Hota , Others , 0                            

Shri U C Muktibodh , Others , 0
Shri S Singha Roy , Others                            

Dr. Amarjit Singh , Indian Administrative Service , GJ , 1982