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.....👍✌
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Jewellers welcome clarity on gold imports
February 16, 2014: Gold jewellers and jewellery bodies have welcomed the Reserve Bank of India’s clarification pertaining to nominated banks and agencies being allowed to import gold.
Pankaj Parikh, Vice-Chairman, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), said “it is a relief, but one wonders why it took so long to be announced. The fact that the remittance for exported gold has to come in to avail of the next lot of imports is by far the best solution.”
Welcoming the clarification, Haresh Soni, Chairman, All India Gem & Jewellery Federation, said “it will certainly benefit the jewellery industry, which is starved of gold supply and should lead to lowering of premia, smoother distribution and reduction of monopolies and gold smuggling.”
Industry for cut in duty
Mr. Soni said the prevailing 10 per cent premium on gold on top of the 10 per cent import duty and 1 per cent VAT was very high.
Suresh Hundia, President Emeritus, Bombay Bullion Association, felt there was a need to reduce the import duty as the ‘hawala’ trade differential was 6 per cent and a cut to 5 per cent would ‘dis-incentivise’ smuggling. “The duty needs to be at 2-5 per cent,” he said.