Presidential Elections: Support Dr.Meira Kumar

Bihar and Jharkhand governments have no choice but to support Dr.Meira Kumar. As defeat of "Bihar ki Beti" will invariably bring Shame to the Biharis and Jharkhandis (or erstwhile unified Bihar). Do you think that, people of Bihar will leave Nitish Kumar Scott - free, if Dr.Meira Kumar loses ? So, Nitish Kumar has very little option left but to support, Dr.Meira Kumar.

Moreover, if Nitish Kumar wants to fall in the BJP's well calculated electoral TRAP no one can save him in the next election.

Also, I am surprised to see Mr.Navin Pattanayak, so easily chewing the RSS bait. Orissa is a state, where there is large chunk of Tribal Christian voters loyal to the BJD (Biju Janata Dal). I am still to fathom, BJD's sudden electoral gamble of siding with the RSS and the BJP; when Mr.Pattanayak has been maintaining distance from them since some time.

Besides, the election of Dr.Meira Kumar, who is educated, experienced and very sober, might also correct some of the historical mistakes of not making her father, the Prime Minister of India.

Also, I don't think all the Muslim and Christian MPs and MLAs from the TDP and TRS will ever support a RSS backed Candidate, who acted against Dalit Christian and Muslin reservations. Therefore, invariably cross voting will take place, which might give the underdog, Ms.Kumar, a win. Support Dr.Meira Kumar, give a conscience vote and make her the 2nd Female President of India.

All the best to Dr.Meira Kumar.....👍✌



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Essar Ports to invest Rs.1,200 cr in Vizag port
[Vishakhapatnam port handled 12.3 mt of iron ore in financial year 2013. Moreover, in the past couple of weeks we have seen an explosion in many of the shipping related stocks in several of the world markets. The dry bulk index has shot higher and is up over 100% in the past several months, and investors have been piling into shipping stocks]
December 14, 2013: Essar Vizag Terminals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Essar ports, has entered into an agreement with the Visakhapatnam Port Trust for development and operation of three iron ore berths.

The company will invest Rs 1,200 crore in the project, to be developed on a build-own-operate basis over 30 years.,center>


The three berths (two outer harbour berths and one inner) will have a combined capacity of 23 million tonnes a year (mtpa). The concession agreement was signed at a ceremony here in the presence of G K Vasan, the shipping minister. Essar Ports will take over the two outer berths soon to upgrade them. The Vishakhapatnam port handled 12.3 mt of iron ore in financial year 2013.

Rajiv Agarwal, managing director, Essar Ports, said: "We will develop the terminal to create one of the most competitive, modernised facilities. This project will significantly increase our third-party cargo-handling capacity and also boost our presence on the east coast." 

Courtesy: The Business Standard