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.....👍✌



Tuesday, January 07, 2014

DP World and JM Baxi Group to build new Visakhapatnam box facility
06 Jan 2014: DP World and JM Baxi Group have been selected to build and operate a new 500,000 TEU container terminal in the Indian Port of Visakhapatnam.

The joint venture received approval from the Visakhapatnam Port Trust after the consortium agreed to increase its revenue share offer from 10 percent to 11.04 percent, a port official told Logistics News.

The consortium, already responsible for the day-to-day running of Visakhapatnam Container Terminal (VCT), the port’s first box facility, was the lone bidder for the project, which was offered on a build-operate-transfer basis for a period of 30 years. The new terminal will be built at the site of the existing terminal, which will be see extended to around 850 metres.

“With a total continuous berth length of about 850 metres and water depth of approximately 17 metres, Visakha Container Terminal (VCT) will be able to accommodate bigger ships,” the official added.

Last month, Essar Vizag Terminals, a subsidiary of Indian terminal operator Essar Ports, also entered into a 30-year concessionary agreement with the Visakhapatnam Port Trust for three new iron ore berths at the Indian port.

During the first eight months of fiscal year 2013-14, VCT handled approximately 175,000 TEU compared to the 166,000 TEU handled in the corresponding period a year earlier.

Courtesy: Port Technology