This Popular Island Destination Is Exporting Monkeys for Cruel Experiments   
Mauritius is one of the world's largest suppliers of non-human primates for inhumane medical experiments.

Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, is a dream holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, tropical climate, heritage sites, lush forests and wildlife. Yet, this idyllic location is also infamous for a sinister reason—the cruel exploitation of its population of monkeys. Mauritius is one of the world’s largest participants in the cruel trade of supplying non-human primates for experiments. In 2016, 8,245 long-tailed macaques were exported from Mauritius to the USA, Canada and Europe with 3,522 imported by the USA, the largest importer of monkeys from Mauritius.

In Mauritius, the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) lives freely. However, the species is not considered indigenous, despite having been well-established on the island for about 400 years. Although the species is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), there exists no legislation to protect the primates of Mauritius. Instead, they are widely persecuted and exploited.

Historically, monkeys were trapped in the wild to be shipped overseas. Following international condemnation of the trade in wild-caught primates, tens of thousands of primates are now held in farms across Mauritius. Many of these animals were captured from the wild and are now imprisoned in these farms and used for breeding. Denied their freedom in the lush foliage of their jungle homes, these individuals spend their lives behind bars, on concrete. Their offspring are transported as ‘cargo’ in small wooden crates on airplanes to laboratories around the world to feed the international research industry.

Tourism is a key pillar of the economy of Mauritius and contributes significantly to the economic growth of the island. Mauritius is also promoting the island’s image as a green, eco-friendly tourist destination. The reputation of Mauritius as a country where the environment is valued is being put at risk by the export of monkeys for cruel experiments. Added to this is the introduction of recent regulations that will, for the first time, allow such experiments to be carried out on the island itself. The main species to be used in the research will be the country’s population of long-tailed macaques.

It cannot be argued that the economic benefits of the monkey trade and potential revenue from experiments are more important than tourism. Even a brief glance at the figures shows this controversial trade, worth less than 2 percent of Mauritian export, is economically insignificant compared with the income that Mauritius receives from its tourism industry. It is well-established that if a country develops a reputation for unkind treatment of animals, it has a very strong negative effect on tourism.

An additional factor to consider which is equally puzzling is that Hinduism is the largest religion in Mauritius. The country has the third highest percentage of Hindus in the world after Nepal and India. Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu religion and is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. The trade in primates on Mauritius clearly is contrary to the very concept of Hindu culture and society which emphasises the spiritual equality of all living beings.

There are concerns that the introduction of animal experiments to Mauritius is primarily to provide a new market for the primate breeding companies and a reaction to problems with airlines refusing to transport primates for research purposes, moves to impose tighter restrictions on the import of primates within the European Union and a growing public concern about the use of primates in research. Animal researchers and companies may be looking to travel to Mauritius to carry out research that would not be allowed to take place in their own country.

A glance at the new regulations governing the experiments shows that substantial sections have simply been taken from EU and UK legislation, but this has not been consistently done, so there are significant gaps and contradictions. For example, there is no provision for governmental inspections of laboratories. Nor are there any rules in the regulations about the housing, environment and enrichment to be provided to animals. Furthermore, transparency and accountability appear to be absent because, although there is a requirement for researchers to submit records to the government, there is no provision for the government to subsequently put such information into the public domain. 

The long-tailed macaque is the most widely traded primate species for research worldwide and the most widely-traded mammal on the CITES database. In the laboratory, these primates may suffer substantially, including the effects of poisoning (such as vomiting, internal bleeding, weight loss, organ failure and even death) after being forced to consume large quantities of chemicals or drugs in toxicity tests or face being subjected to major brain surgery, their skulls cut open and devices implanted into their brains.

Examples of recent research carried out on long-tailed macaques in the USA makes disturbing reading: 1) experiments that have attempted to mimic traumatic military injuries; 2) forced addiction to recreational drugs such as alcohol and cocaine; 3) injections with phencyclidine (PCP or ‘angel dust’) and 4) forced inhaling of cigarette smoke several hours a day (for some monkeys it was the equivalent of a person smoking four packs of cigarettes a day).

The development of alternative methods to using animals is a growing and pioneering field. There is now a wide range of more human-relevant and humane approaches and animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development. These alternatives include cell, tissue and organ cultures; methods using chemistry, computers or imaging machines; and ethical and highly effective studies using human volunteers.

Cruelty Free International is dedicated to ending this cruel exploitation of the Mauritius monkeys. We believe that the focus for Mauritius should instead be on these new technologies for non-animal experiments and we are urging Mauritius to become a forward-thinking country that adopts humane and cutting-edge alternatives. Mauritius’ image abroad is already tarnished because of its role in the cruel international trade in monkeys for research. Allowing animal experiments to take place will have a further negative impact and likely result in further widespread protest.

Our campaign has received widespread support from around the world, including in Mauritius, by scientists, wildlife experts, politicians and socio-cultural groups as well as members of the public. Indian politician Maneka Gandhi and internationally renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall have also voiced their concerns.

There are three actions you can take to support our campaign to protect the monkeys of Mauritius and let government officials know that what they are doing is unacceptable:

1. Send an email/letter to the Mauritius Embassy in Washington:

mauritius.embassy@verizon.net

washingtonemb@govmu.org

H. E. Mr S. Phokeer

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Mauritius Embassy

1709 N. Street, NW

Washington D.C. 20036

2. Send an email/letter to the Minister of Tourism in Mauritius:

mtou@govmu.org

The Hon Anil Kumarsingh GAYAN, SC

Minister of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism

Level 5, Air Mauritius Centre

John Kennedy Street

Port Louis

Mauritius

3. Sign this petition.

 

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Samvad Kartik Shukla 9, Vik. Samvat 2071. Yugabda 5116: November 1, 2014


1. FESTIVALS: Dhanu Sankranti 

2.  1.6 LAKH SEVA PROJECTS RUN BY RSS

3. BHARAT LAUNCHES THIRD NAVIGATION SATELLITE

4. NANAJI BROUGHT INTEGRAL HUMANISM IN ACTION

5. BHARATIYAS CELEBRATE DESI FESTIVALS IN DENMARK

6.   MILLENNIUM ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF CHOLA KING RAJENDRA  I

7. DUBAI-BASED BHARATIYA-ORIGIN EYE SURGEON HONOURED IN LONDON

8. STATE DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES DIWALI AS GLOBAL AFFAIR

9.  BHARAT TO BUILD 1800-KM HIGHWAY ALONG CHINA BORDER IN ARUNACHAL

10.  BHARAT IGNORES CHINA'S FROWN, OFFERS DEFENCE BOOST TO VIETNAM

11. MASSIVE RELIEF AND RESCUE OPERATION BY SWAYAMSEVAKS IN CYCLONE HIT AP

12.  RSS VOLUNTEERS CLEAN MOSQUE IN CYCLONE AFFECTED VISAKHAPATNAM

13.  WIDOWS PERFORM LAKSHMI PUJA AT KUDROLI TEMPLE

14. BHAGINI NIVEDITA SEWA NYAS DONATES RICKSHAWS TO PAK HINDUS

15.   MALAYSIAN HINDUS CALL TO SAVE CENTURY-OLD VIVEKANANDA ASHRAM

16. BHARATIYA ARMY'S EASTERN COMMAND TURNS 94

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Article: RENDEZVOUS WITH A VISIONARY


1. FESTIVALS: Dhanu Sankranti is the sankranti (transmigration of sun from one rashi – constellation to another) related to Dhanu rashi and occurs on 16th December.

It is celebrated as Dhanu Yatra - a colourful festival related to Bhagwan Krishna's visit to Mathura,  at Bargarh, Odisha. Different acts of puranic descriptions are performed at specific locations and the spectators move from place to place with the action to follow the performance. During this festival the Bhagwan Krishna is offered sweetened rice flakes which are specially prepared in a Conical shape.

Dhanu is also name of the month in the Malayalam Calendar. Women celebrate Thiruvathira in this month. Thiruvathira is supposed to be the birthday of Bhagwan Shiva. Married women and girls do 'upavasa' (fasting) on that day, and sing and dance. Girls pray to Lord Shiva to get a good husband while married women pray for the longevity of their husbands. -- Go Top

 

2.  1.6 LAKH SEVA PROJECTS RUN BY RSS: "Seva – Service is an integral part of sangh work and it was natural that sangh workers came forward to help fllod affected people in Jammu and Kasmir" said RSS sarkaryavaha Bhayya ji Joshi at the press meet on 20th October at Lucknow where a 3-day meeting of its Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari mandal was held. He added that over 1.6 lakh service projects are being run by swayamsevaks all over the country in rural, tribal and urban slum areas. Replying to a question on the issue of Ram mandir, he said, "Ram Temple exists in Ayodhya and people worship there daily. The only issue is to make it a grand temple. As the matter is in the Supreme Court, hence, the Centre should try to remove the hurdle and fulfil the promise made to the people during the elections," He claimed that more than 1.25 lakh youth have joined the organisation last year.  -- Go Top

 

3. BHARAT LAUNCHES THIRD NAVIGATION SATELLITE: Bharat's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C26) lifted off with aplomb from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota at 1.32 a.m. on 16th October and precisely put the Bharatiya navigation satellite, IRNSS-1C into its perfect, pre-designated orbit. This was the 28th successful launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

The IRNSS-1C, the third of the seven navigation satellites in the Indian Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), has wide-ranging applications in terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation. From vehicle tracking to fleet management and from disaster management to mapping, the satellite extends services to its clients.

The IRNSS-C1 carried two types of payloads, one for transmitting navigation service signals to the users and another consisting of a C-band transponder to facilitate Cube Retro Reflectors for laser ranging.

The first two satellites in the series, IRNSS 1A and IRNSS 1B were launched from Sriharikota on July 1 2013 and April 4 this year respectively.  -- Go Top

 

4. NANAJI BROUGHT INTEGRAL HUMANISM IN ACTION:  "Nanaji's thinking was out of box, he always tried to do something extra, beyond his given responsibility. Whatever he did he did with some value addition. He always insisted on 'self-sufficiency' approach. Optimum utilisation of local resources was the basis of his vision. He perfectly blended universal science with local technologies," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while releasing a book on Nanaji Deshmukh in New Delhi on October 11, the 98th birth anniversary of Nanaji.

RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale, veteran Sangh Pracharak Shri Madan Das, DRI president Shri Virendrajeet Singh and general secretary of DRI Shri Bharat Pathak also shared the dais. Many distinguished personalities including RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi, former deputy Prime Minister Shri LK Advani, Governor of Guajrat Prof. Omprakash Kohli, etc were present at the jam-packed Vigyan Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion Dattatreya Hosabale said, Nanaji brought 'Integral Humanism' propounded by Deendayalji in action. "When people are looking for models of development on Bharatiya values the one created by Nanaji are the living examples.   -- Go Top

 

5. BHARATIYAS CELEBRATE DESI FESTIVALS IN DENMARK: Vijayadashmi was celebrated by Bharatiyas in Copenhagen on September 28 in a traditional way, thanks to the efforts put in by members of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS)-Denmark. The most interesting part of these celebrations was the play: Ramleela. Done with very few props, the characters were able to convey Lord Rama's story to the audience.

"The programme was designed for all age groups and involved a drawing contest based on Ramayana characters and a discussion on the main characters of Ramayana. There were 15 people in the play and we spent more than four weekends preparing for it," said Hemant Dubey, one of the active members of HSS-Denmark.

Dattatreya Hosabale, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's joint general secretary, had travelled to Copenhagen from Bharat to attend the Vijayadashmi celebrations. "He spoke on the significance of Vijayadashmi as well as key learnings from Ramayana for an hour, before ending it with a moral for the children. 

Apart from this event, many other events were also organized by different Bharatiya communities. Bharatiya Mandir in Copenhagen organised Ravana Dahan, where a small effigy of Ravana was burnt to ashes. The Gujarati community played Garba at another event on September 27. The Bengalis organised Durga Puja on a grand scale. On October 4, the newly formed Telangana Association of Denmark also celebrated Dasara and Telangana state's biggest festival, Bathukamma.   -- Go Top 

 

6.   MILLENNIUM ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF CHOLA KING RAJENDRA  I:

The 1000th year of coronation of renowned King Rajendra I of the famous Chola Dynasty of Bharat is a matter of great pride and inspiration to all of us. Crowned in 10I4 CE, King Rajendra I had his rule extending not only from the banks of river Ganga to the whole of Southern Bharat but also up-to Sri Lanka, Lakshadweep, Maldives, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. By virtue of his well managed administration and a well organized military, trade, commerce, art, culture, architecture and sculpture flourished under his reign in this entire region.

Literature and pursuit of knowledge also flourished in his times and several books and volumes were written, both in Sanskrit and Tamil. During his rule, several grand temples and Stupas were constructed in Bharat, Sri Lanka and South East Asia which stand testimony to our living cultural heritage. It is testified from his Charter comprising 21 Copper Inscriptions with his royal insignia written in both Sanskrit and Tamil and paying obeisance at the very beginning to Lord Vishnu which are kept by Leiden University of Netherlands.

At the time of Mahmud Ghazni's attack on our north-western frontier and the turmoil of Euro-Arab conflict, King Rajendra I provided stable rule to ensure peace, prosperity and unhindered trade in the entire South East Asian Region to Bharatiyas, especially Tamil traders and their trade associations. He also established diplomatic Mission in China to promote trade.

He also set up a University for study of Vedas and other disciplines at Ennayirum. Besides ensuring political stability, in order to promote cultural unity and emotional integrity he sent his General Aryan Rajrajan to bring holy water of Ganga, ceremonially received it, mixed it with Kaveri waters and built a grand lake due to which he came to be known as  Gangai Konda Cholan  [i.e. Chola who brought Ganga].

Remembering such glorious period of our history will be inspirational to the people in the work for national resurgence. All the people of Bharat including Swyamasevaks are called upon to remind Bharat and the world about the achievement of the Chola king Rajendra for providing benign rule with all round progress in such a vast area and to ensure their support as well as participation in all the events related to this incidence.

(Statement by RSS sarkaryavaha Bhayya ji Joshi on the eve of meeting of  ABKM at Lucknow )  -- Go Top

 

7. DUBAI-BASED BHARATIYA-ORIGIN EYE SURGEON HONOURED IN LONDON: Dr. Vinod Gauba, Dubai-based Bharatiya-origin doctor has been conferred the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman for his contributions to healthcare. Dr. Gauba, 36, who has worked with the less fortunate and visually impaired, was presented with the award earlier this month by Baroness Verma at the House of Lords in London. He was awarded for his pioneering role in the field of ophthalmology.

 'Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman' is presented to 20 recipients selected from over 30 million Non-Resident Indians or people of Indian origin for exceptional achievements in various fields.

"With Dubai fast becoming the Middle Eastern healthcare hub, we are proud to possess a premier level of expertise and technology in the UAE, attracting patients not only from the region but from all across the globe," Gauba said. He is based at Dubai Healthcare City, a multi-specialty surgery centre for providing specialized eye care.  -- Go Top

 

8. STATE DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES DIWALI AS GLOBAL AFFAIR: Bharatiya tapestries, silver lamps, and traditional delicacies adorned the Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room as Secretary John Kerry inaugurated the U.S. Department of State's annual Diwali celebration. He lit a diya while a Hindu priest from the Sri Shiva Vishnu Temple (SSVT) of Maryland sang Vedic hymns amidst hundreds of well-wishers, including senior administration officials, Ambassadors, and community leaders. "As we celebrate Diwali this evening, we also hail the accomplishments of the many hundreds of thousands of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and Jain Americans who live now all across our country in every community," said Secretary Kerry. "And we honor their faith and their traditions, and the indispensable contributions that they make every single day to our prosperity, to our freedom, and to our culture - to this new chapter of American history that they are helping to write." Kerry was joined on stage by Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Ambassador of Bharat, who highlighted the joyous festivities taking place around the world.

On 20th October 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron warmly welcomed British Hindu community leaders and sevaks to his residence at 10 Downing Street, with the blessing "Shubh Diwali".  At the annual Downing Street Diwali celebration, he spoke of the valuable contribution of the British Hindu community to British life, in terms of the four purusharthas (human purposes) and he spoke of the vital contribution that the Hindu philosophy of reverence for Light, encapsulated in the Diwali celebrations, had for all people of all faiths and he wished the British Hindu community prosperity and happiness.  -- Go Top

 

9.  BHARAT TO BUILD 1800-KM HIGHWAY ALONG CHINA BORDER IN ARUNACHAL: To counter China, Bharat is all set to embark on an ambitious road project along the McMahon Line in Arunachal Pradesh. The proposed Indo-China frontier highway  will run parallel along the China border and will be 1,800 km long.

The proposed highway will pass through Tawang, East Kameng, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley, Hawai and Vijaynagar in the bordering areas. The Government has already relaxed environmental clearances for border area projects. " The construction of the road will be a huge challenge considering the rough and hostile terrain, mostly snow-fed, through which it would pass, and will be the biggest single infrastructure project in the history of Bharat with an estimated cost of over Rs 40,000 crore," Rijiju said in Itanagar.  -- Go Top

 

10.  BHARAT IGNORES CHINA'S FROWN, OFFERS DEFENCE BOOST TO VIETNAM: Bharat took a decisive step towards countering China's assertive poweron 28th October by committing to help Vietnam's defence modernization, a move that will resonate unpleasantly in Beijing.

After his meeting with visiting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Bharatiya PM Narendra Modi said , "Our defence cooperation with Vietnam is among our most important ones. India  remains committed to the modernization of Vietnam's defence and security forces. This will include expansion of our training programme, which is already very substantial, joint-exercises and cooperation in defence equipment. We will quickly operationalise the $100 million line of credit that will enable Vietnam acquire new naval vessels from India."

For the first time, Bharat sent clear signals that it may be willing to sell the Brahmos short range cruise missiles to Vietnam, a long-standing demand by Hanoi. The previous Bharatiya government was a little hesitant, citing reservations by Russia (which is a co-developer).  -- Go Top

 

11. MASSIVE RELIEF AND RESCUE OPERATION BY SWAYAMSEVAKS IN CYCLONE HIT AP: The cyclone Hudhud severely hit three districts of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. Although, the north-east monsoon affects every year the coastal areas of Bay of Bengal during October-November, this year the devastation is huge. Visakhapatnam is the worst hit city.

RSS swayamsevaks started relief and rescue operation on October 12 itself by cutting the trees fallen across the streets and clearing the garbage to facilitate the movement of people and the vehicles. RSS with its several associated organisations like Jana Samkshema Samithi, Sewa Bharati, ABVP, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharatiya Vidya Kendram Educational institutions, etc, plunged into service activities from the moment they could came out of their houses.

BVK College became the centre of activity for receiving the material and disbursing to several destinations. Nearly 1,000 volunteers were engaged in the 24 hours run activity. More than one lakh water packets, 25,000 milk packets, several packets of food, bread and biscuits had been distributed in nearly 50 localities far and near in the city. Similar supplies were sent to villages of the district including the coastal fishermen villages. Several dignitaries like Minister Shri Ravella Kishore Babu, Shri Manikyala Rao, Sri Vishnu Kumar Raju MLA, Dr K Hari Babu MP, RDO and others visited the affected areas.   -- Go Top     

 

12.  RSS VOLUNTEERS CLEAN MOSQUE IN CYCLONE AFFECTED VISAKHAPATNAM: Volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cleaned mosques in Visakhapatnam, after cyclone Hudhud left behind a trail of destruction when it hit the region last week.

Coordinator of Visakhapatnam region of RSS, Ram Bahadur, said that the political leaders in the country had created a wrong perception that RSS is against Muslims and Christians.

The volunteers were seen using electric saws to cut trees that were fallen inside the mosque complex. They were also cleaning the floors and removing broken glasses that were scattered everywhere. A volunteer of RSS, Kurmit Kaur, said they were merely being human.  -- Go Top

 

13.  WIDOWS PERFORM LAKSHMI PUJA AT KUDROLI TEMPLE: A large number of widows were allowed on 22nd October to perform Lakshmi Pooja (workship) on the occasion of Deepavali in the Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple – established in the city by social reformer Narayana Guru and renovated by Senior Congress Leader B. Janardhana Poojary. Allowing widows to do the pooja is among a string of measures taken by the temple aimed at social reformation. The temple has, earlier appointed widows, a couple of them from Dalit communities, as priests.

Around 2,000 widows from Mangalore and other parts of the state participated in the programme. They were brought into the temple in a procession accompanied by beating of drums and other musical instruments.

Indira, Lakshmi and Chandravati, the three priests at the temple, performed Lakshmi Pooja that was witnessed by the large number of widows gathered in the temple. After the pooja, widows were allowed to perform 'Aarati'. The women priests sat along with idols of presiding deity on the silver chariot that was taken around sanctum sactorum by these women three times.

This is not the first time widows have been involved in the rituals. The temple believes in "One caste one religion one god" philosophy advocated by Narayana Guru. Three years ago a large number of widows performed Chandika Homa and poojas of Nava Durga idols during the Navaratri.  -- Go Top

 

14. BHAGINI NIVEDITA SEWA NYAS DONATES RICKSHAWS TO PAK HINDUS: Bhagini Nivedita Sewa Nyas Delhi, on 11th October provided cycle rickshaws and other basic necessary things to the Hindus who came from Pakistan. Apart from it, 25 families who came recently from Pakistan were provided with various household things like clothes, mattress, etc. Speaking on the occasion, general secretary of the Nyas Shri Mahavir Prasad Gupta assured the Hindus coming from Pakistan every possible help till they are granted citizenship in Bharat. He also applauded the support of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharat Vikas Parishad and many other organisations which have been helping the Nyas in this endeavour.  -- Go Top

 

15.   MALAYSIAN HINDUS CALL TO SAVE CENTURY-OLD VIVEKANANDA ASHRAM: An organization of Hindus in Malaysia Hindraf recently urged the National Heritage Department of Malaysian Government to take immediate steps to protect the Swami Vivekananda Ashram at Jalan Tun Sambanthan, in Brickfields.

The century-old ashram has been earmarked for major redevelopment that will see a 23-storey residential tower with 264 units and an eight-storey car park built at the site. "Hindraf strongly urge the National Heritage Department steps in to object on the proposed development to protect and preserve this cultural heritage as part of the rich Malaysian heritage," said its chief P. Waytha Moorthy.

The statue and the ashram were built by the Jaffna Tamil immigrants in 1904 in honour of Swami Vivekananda, who visited Malaya in 1893.  -- Go Top

 

16. BHARATIYA ARMY'S EASTERN COMMAND TURNS 94: Army's biggest operational command - the Eastern Command - responsible for military operations along the international borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Nepal, turned 94 on 31st Oct.

The Eastern Command will continue to strive for "unparalleled professional competence to ensure the highest standards of operational readiness", Lt. Gen. M.M.S. Rai, general officer commanding-in-chief, said on the occasion at its headquarters at Fort William Kolkata.

The Eastern Command was formed Nov 1, 1920, with its summer headquarters in Nainital and winter headquarters in Lucknow. The command was designated as Eastern Army in April 1942, and its headquarters moved to Barrackpore. The Eastern Command theatre consists of three distinct geographical regions - the mountainous sectors of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the north, the jungle-clad hill tracts of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya in the east and the south, and the plains of Assam and Bengal.

Field Marshal S.H.F.J. Manekshaw, who led the Bharatiya Army to victory in 1971 was one of Eastern Command's illustrious commanders. Besides the current army chief, Gen. Dalbir Singh and his predecessors Gen. Bikram Singh and Gen. V.K. Singh, others who have headed the Eastern Command are Gen. P.P. Kumaramanglam, Gen. A.S. Vaidya Gen. V.N. Sharma, all of whom rose to army chief.  -- Go Top

 

17. NATIONWIDE BLOOD DONATION CAMP OF VHP: 1 LAKH UNITS COLLECTED: In an overwhelming response to nationwide blood donation camp of VHP on 2nd November , thousands of youth donated blood across Bharat, crossing a collection of a total of 100,000 units of blood across the nation. The blood donation drive was organised by VHP and its youth wing Bajarangadal to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

VHP Chief Dr Pravin Togadia inaugurated VHP blood donation drive at Karolbagh of New Delhi. 'In Karnataka 62 blood donation camps were held in which nearly 6000 units of blood collected', said VHP leader Gopal Nagarakatte.  -- Go Top

 

18. BHARATIYA COP WINS UN'S   FEMALE PEACEKEEPER AWARD: A Bharatiya police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN's police division for her "exceptional achievements" in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan.  

Inspector Shakti Devi of the Jammu & Kashmir Police, currently deployed in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), has been awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014. 

Devi has been honoured for her "exceptional achievements" in leading the establishment of Women Police Councils in several parts of Afghanistan. She has also contributed to the improvement of the status of female police and has effectively helped the police of Afghanistan move towards achieving their goals of fully adopting democratic principles of policing. 

The award was delivered during the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) conference held earlier this month in Winnipeg, Canada.  -- Go Top

 

19.  BHARAT - BORN SCIENTIST AWARDED WORLD FOOD PRIZE:  Bharat -born Mexican scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been presented with the prestigious World Food Prize 2014 for his agricultural research that led to a remarkable increase in world wheat production building on the successes of the Green Revolution. "It is a collective achievement, rather than that of a single person," Rajaram told while accepting the award at the Iowa State University in USA. The award "honours the innovative spirit of farmers", he said adding that "without their contributions, my research wouldn't have been possible".

By crossing winter and spring wheat varieties -- which were distinct gene pools that had been isolated from one another for hundreds of years -- he created wheat varieties that are disease- and stress-resistant and adaptable to diverse geographical regions and climates. In 2007, Norman Borlaug called Rajaram "the greatest present-day wheat scientist in the world". Borlaug is known as the father of the Green Revolution.  -- Go Top

 

20.  SHRI VISHWA NIKETAN: Pravas: Shri Ravikumar, sah samyojak Vishwa Vibhag, is on a tour to Australia. Shyam Parande, secretary Sewa International is on a short tour to Mauritius. Shri Saumitra Gokhale, samyojak Vishwa Vibhag, Dr. Ram Vaidya, sah samyojak & Ravikumar would reach Bharat on the occasion of World Hindu Congress in November. Visitors: Vikram Sharma – USANicola Brown – UK  -- Go Top

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Sandalwood perfumes even the axe that hurls it down! The more we rub sandalwood against a stone, the more its fragrance spreads. Burn it, and it wafts its glory through the entire neighbourhood. Such is the enchanting beauty of forgiveness in life. – Swami Chinmayananda  -- Go Top

JAI SHREE RAM


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RENDEZVOUS WITH A VISIONARY

Asim Kumar Mitra

I just cannot remember the day. But I can definitely recall that on that day Eknathji (Shri Eknath Ranade) was coming to Kolkata from Chennai by a morning flight. I went to the airport to receive him. We were heading towards Vivekananda Kendra Karyalaya. All of a sudden Eknathji asked me, "What do you think? What should I do now?"

So sudden was the question, I was taken aback. If a giant personality like Eknathji asks such a question to a most junior worker like me what should I say? I had no answer for a moment. Then I thought when Eknathji was assigned the work of Vivekananda Memorial, he was Sarkaryavah of RSS and as a Sangh swayamsevak we have been missing him. So much so, the time before the country (1971 or 1972) was also bad so I said we hardly can afford to miss you any more from the Sangh work.

It was my honest and spontaneous reply. As a seasoned 'karyakarta', Eknathji immediately read my mind and started explaining the situation. By that time the first phase of the work of Vivekananda Memorial work was over and the then President of India VV Giri had inaugurated the grand memorial of Swami Vivekananda. In a way, the job assigned by Shri Guruji to Eknathi was successfully done. Now, puting forward a question to one and all of his acquaintances was obvious. What is the purpose of setting up of a temple? Should it not become a centre of activities to fulfill the ideal of 'Serve people, serve God'?

Answer was there in the question itself. But a junior person like me failed to understand that. Because my mind was swayed by the idea that RSS is doing this job. The idea of comprehensive upliftment of the society is

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          Look Who Went to Mauritius!   

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          "Welcome" - GCR/RV Op-Ed -Saturday - July 1, 2017   
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Invisible plain clothes special forces military are right now on the streets, roads, bridges, off ramps and freeways as well as tailing ZIM redeemers to and from redemption sites.

Yet the Pentagon says, "What GCR/RV?"

In North America alone, 25,000 invisible point of redemption centers are right now humming with hundreds of thousands of trained redemption staff.

Yet all banks say, "What GCR/RV?"

An invisible gold standard has been agreed to within the body of the 2015 Paris Agreement in Climate Change, including 197 countries that freely placed their nation's currency and future economy into the new Chinese financial system.

Yet every politician says, "What GCR/RV?"

Invisible armies of wealth managers, trust and estate attorneys, sudden wealth psychologists, family office managers and private banking tax planners are awaiting secondary post-RV appointments to assist an unprecedented influx of wealth into the human experience.

Yet all sovereign families say, "What GCR/RV?"

Make no mistake this epic journey that we all engaged in might have started out as a physical quest to achieve financial independence... but it ends today as a spiritual test of faith to follow what our hearts feel versus what our eyes see.

And whatever level of preparation you put in prior to the RV release tonight will manifest exactly as your reward.  Of this IAM certain so no need to stress.  Just let it come.

Those who chose not to believe failed to prepare, thus their harvest will be less if at all.  Sobeit.

I'm looking forward to hearing a real human being say the word "Welcome" all be it in a heavily guarded ZIM only exchange center.  

Because that will mean collective we were successful in our assessment of man's financial opportunity and the Lord's spiritual test.

I'll always remember just how narrow this gate was to live in Heaven on Earth.  For as the Bank of Christ re-opens, only the most righteous and fiercely loyal to God's Will will be redeemed as sovereign.

So enjoy your blessings this summer Zimland because come the fall, our burdens to disburse such astronomical gifts will mount--and never end in our lifetime as well as generations of our family.

I leave you with the below bible passage that kept me going throughout this 12 year odyssey through my own invisible GCR/RV/Sovereign Wealth/Private Banking gauntlet:

Philippians 4:6-8

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

God is with us.

          TAIFA STAR KUKIPIGA NA AFRIKA KUSINI LEO   
Dar es Salaam. Taifa Stars itashuka uwanjani kesho Jumapili Julai 2, kuivaa Afrika Kusini Bafana Bafana katika mchezo wa robo fainali ya mashindano ya Cosafa utakaofanyika kwenye Uwanja wa Royal Bafokeng, (saa 12:00 jioni kwa saa za Tanzania).
Stars itaingia katika mchezo huo ikiwa na rekodi nzuri ya hatua ya makundi kwa kufungwa bao 1 katika mechi tatu baada ya kulazimishwa sare ya bao 1-1 na Mauritius, na kutoka suluhu na Angalo na kushinda 2-0 dhidi ya Malawi.Kocha Salum Mayanga, amesema anabadili mbinu za kuivaa Afrika Kusini, kesho Jumapili.Kocha Mayanga, alisema ili kufanikiwa dhidi ya mabingwa hao watetezi wa Cosafa 'Bafana Bafana' watalazimika kutumia mbinu tofauti na ilivyokuwa katika mechi za makundi.
"Kwanza tunashukuru Mungu, hapa tulipofikia haikuwa rahisi, maana tulianza kwa kuwafunga Malawi mabao 2-0, kupitia kwa Shiza Kichuya, tukatoka sare tasa na Angola, tumetoka sare ya bao 1-1 na Mauritius, bao hilo lilifungwa na Simon Msuva,"alisema Mayanga.

Bafana Bafana itawakosa nyota wake wa kikosi cha kwanza katika mchezo huo, lakini kocha wao mpya Stuart Baxter anaamini vijana aliowachagua ni hatua nzuri katika kutegeneza kikosi kipana cha timu ya taifa kwa siku za mbeleni.

“Tumechagua timu ya kushiriki Cosafa tukiwa na vijana wenye wastani wa umri wa miaka 22.6, na wengini ni vijana kutoka katika timu ya taifa ya U20 iliyoshiriki Kombe la Dunia Korea,” alifafanua Baxter.

Afrika Kusini na Tanzania zimekutana mara mbili zote zikiwa ni mechi za kirafiki: Mara ya kwanza zilikutana Dar es Salaam Oktoba 2002 na kutoka sare 1-1 na kurudiana tena Dar es Salaam Mei 2011 na Bafana Bafana kushinda kwa bao 1-0.

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Zmysłowa pielęgnacja ciała od Dr Ireny Eris z serii Resort Spa wzbogaciła się właśnie o nową, egzotyczną linię prosto z rajskiej wyspy Fiji. Oferta kosmetyków Resort Spa jest dostępna wyłącznie w perfumeriach Douglas, a cała linia opiera się na idei luksusowej pielęgnacji o egzotycznych zapachach i składnikach z różnych zakątków świata. Kosmetyki przyciągają zarówno pięknymi opakowaniami jak i obietnicą wyrafinowanych i niespotykanych zapachów. Po Hawajach, Mauritiusie czy Tahiti wybieramy się na Fiji czyli do państwa położonego na setkach wysp i wysepek wulkanicznych. Wystarczy spojrzeć na malownicze obrazy z wysp aby dostrzec jak misternie został oddany klimat tego państwa  w szacie graficznej opakowań.


Mimo, że mam dużo balsamów i peelingów moja ciekawość wzięła górę i jeszcze tego samego dnia, którego otrzymałam przesyłkę postanowiłam rozpieczętować peeling i sprawić sobie porządne złuszczanie martwego naskórka. Dr Irena Eris Spa Resort wygładzający peeling do ciała okazał się niezłym zdzierakiem. Drobiny w scrubie są całkiem spore i wygładzają skórę już po jednym użyciu. Zapach, który unosi się w łazience po aplikacji kosmetyku jest świeży i wakacyjny, ale nie utrzymuje się długo po wyjściu z kąpieli. 


Odżywczy balsam-nektar zawiera ekstrakt z bardzo ciekawej rośliny o nazwie Strelicja królewska znanej też pod nazwą królowa raju lub królowa kwiatów. Strelicja zawiera cenne minerały (wapń, sód, magnez, potas), oligo- i polisacharydy, proteiny, składniki fenolowe i pigmenty. Jej ekstrakt jest znany głównie z własności nawilżających oraz antyoksydacyjnych. Balsam ma tą samą nutę zapachową i idealnie uzupełnia zabieg wcześniejszego, powierzchownego złuszczania peelingiem. Potęguje przyjemność stosowania i przedłuża trwałość pięknego, egzotycznego zapachu na skórze. 



Kosmetyki idealnie spiszą się podczas nadchodzących wakacji i  letniego urlopu, na który zapewne wiele z Was wyjedzie. Linia zapachowa Fiji z serii Resort Spa świetnie nadaje się do stosowania po opalaniu i kąpieli. Mi każdy wakacyjny wyjazd kojarzy się z konkretnym zapachem (np. żelu pod prysznic lub balsamu). Czuję, że to lato zdominuje u mnie seria Spa Resort Fiji :)

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          Application Support Analyst - Codan (Canada) Inc. - Toronto, ON   
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          Botanic Garden in Mauritius   

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          Botanic Garden in Mauritius   

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Ancient gate of the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. The garden is a popular tourist attraction in Mauritius.


          Botanic Garden in Mauritius   

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          Botanic Garden in Mauritius   

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          New book ALM and DevOps with Team Foundation Server 2015 Cookbook   

Originally posted on: http://staffofgeeks.net/archive/2016/02/09/alm-and-devops-with-team-foundation-server-2015-cookbook.aspx

Announcement - Book on implementing ALM and DevOps using Team Foundation Server 2015

I am delighted to announce that my first book on Team Foundation Server 2015 has now shipped!

I have been working with Team Foundation Server for over a decade, helping customers unlock the true potential of the product. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Visual Studio and Development Tools for over 5 years now, working closely with Microsoft Product Teams to help shape the product to be most relevant to the users. I have worked with a broad range of customers in financial, trading, telecommunications and social sectors. While customers have varying levels of maturity in software application lifecycle management there is however a broad overlap in the problem areas hindering their ability to achieve continuous delivery of high quality software.

I have used my experience and learning's from these engagements to author over 80 hands-on DevOps and ALM focused labs for Scrum Teams to enable software teams to champion the implementation of modern application lifecycle and DevOps tooling using Team Foundation Server 2015.

This book is a recipe-based guide that uses a problem-solution format to call out inefficiencies in the software development lifecycle and then guides you, step-by-step, on how you can use Team Foundation Server to your advantage in those areas. This book is aimed at software professionals including Developers, Testers, Architects, Configuration Analysts, and Release Managers who want to understand the capabilities of TFS to deliver better quality software faster.

Team Foundation Server 2015 Cookbook


The book has 340 pages divided into 8 chapters…

 

  1. Chapter 1: Team Project Setup - This chapter covers how to set up a Team Project, which is a logical container isolating all tools and artifacts associated with a software application together in a single namespace. Features such as Welcome pages, Dashboards, Team Rooms, and many more enable better collaboration within Teams, whereas the ability to rename Team Projects and scripting Team Project creation empowers you to better administer a Team Project. In this chapter, we’ll learn the different features of a Team Project and how to set up these features to leverage them to their full potential.

  2. Chapter 2: Setting Up and Managing Code Repositories - TFS is the only product to offer a centralized as well as distributed version control system. In this chapter, we’ll learn how to set up both TFVC and Git repositories in a single project and how to tackle technical debt by enforcing code reviews and code analysis into the development workflows.

  3. Chapter 3: Planning and Tracking Work - Requirements that are implemented but never used, or those that are used just long enough to identify that they don’t satisfy the needs of the users cause and waste, re-work, and dissatisfaction. In this chapter, we’ll learn how to set up and customize multiple backlogs, Kanban, and Sprint Task Board. We’ll also learn how to integrate with external planning tools using Service Hooks, and how to improve the feedback loop by leveraging the feedback features in TFS.

  4. Chapter 4: Building Your Application - This chapter introduces the new build system (TFBuild), which is a cross platform, open, and extensible task-based execution system with a rich web interface that allows the authoring, queuing, and monitoring of builds. In this chapter, we’ll learn how to set up and use TFBuild for continuous integration. We’ll also learn how to integrate TFBuild with SonarQube and GitHub. We’ll also review features that help lay the foundations for continuous delivery of software.

  5. Chapter 5: Testing Your Application - Low quality software just isn’t acceptable. But you may ask “what is the right level of quality?” In this chapter, we’ll learn how to plan, track, and automate using the testing tools available in TFS. We’ll also learn how to leverage the new build system to integrate non-Microsoft testing frameworks, such as Selenium and NUnit, into the automation testing workflows.

  6. Chapter 6: Releasing Your Application - The new web-based Release Manager in TFS that uses the same agent and task infrastructure offered by TFBuild. In this chapter, we’ll learn how to set up, secure, and deploy to multiple environments using release pipelines. We’ll also learn how to track and report on releases delivered through the release pipeline. The techniques in this chapter enable you to set up your software for continuous delivery.

  7. Chapter 7: Managing Team Foundation Server - Teaches you how to update, maintain, and optimize your TFS, enabling high availability for geo-distributed Teams and reducing the administration overheads.

  8. Chapter 8: Extending and Customizing Team Foundation Server - It is not uncommon for organizations to have different tools to manage different parts of the life cycle, for example, Jira for Agile project management, TeamCity for builds, Jenkins for release management, and ServiceNow for service management. In this chapter, we’ll learn about the TFS object model and TFS REST APIs to programmatically access and integrate with systems. In this chapter, we’ll also cover how to customize Team Projects by leveraging Process Template customization

 

Call for Action…


 

Note of Thanks


I would like to take a moment to thank a few people who helped me in completing this project…

  • I am grateful to Packpub Publishing for publishing this book.

  • This book is dedicated to my mother Mrs. Raj Rani Arora and my father Mr. Inder Jit Arora without whom I wouldn’t be what I am today. This book would never have been complete without the support of my lovely wife Anuradha Arora. I would also like to thank my family and friends for their encouragement throughout the process.

  • The Microsoft Product Team in special Brian Harry, Buck Hodges, Aaron Bjork, Chris Patterson, Gopi Chigakkagari, Ravi Shanker, Karen Ng, Charles Sterling and Will Smyth have been extremely helpful in guiding the direction of this book.

  • I would also like to thank ALM Champs and ALM Rangers for their technical inputs and review on the book, specially Josh Garverick, Utkarsh Shigihalli and Willy Peter Schaub.

 

About the Author


Tarun Arora is obsessed with high-quality working software, continuous delivery, and Agile practices. He has experience managing technical programs, implementing digital strategy, and delivering quality @ scale. Tarun has worked on various industry-leading programs for fortune 500 companies in the financial and energy sector.

Tarun is one of the many geeks working for Avanade in the United Kingdom. Avanade helps clients and their customers realize results in a digital world through business technology solutions, cloud, and managed services that combine insight, innovation, and expertise in Microsoft technologies. For the past 5 years, Tarun has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Visual Studio and Development Technologies. His core strengths are enterprise architecture, .NET, WPF, SQL, and PowerShell. He was awarded the MVP of the year award by Microsoft in 2014 for going over and above in supporting the product teams and the community with his contributions. He is also an ALM Ranger and has contributed to key guidance and tooling projects focused on Azure, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Services, and Visual Studio Extensibility. Tarun is an active open source community contributor, speaker, and blogger. Follow him on twitter at @arora_tarun and his blog at Visual Studio Geeks - Blog for the latest and greatest in technology trends and solutions on DevOps and ALM.

Tarun loves photography and travel. He is a very active traveler and has travelled to more than 21 countries in the last few months. Parts of this book have been written on his journeys across three continents. While some chapters were written on the beaches of Mauritius, others were written in transit, airport lounges, and taxis. Follow his adventures on his travel blog #OutOfOffice Traveller - Blog.

Please drop me a comment if you have any questions, need more information or have any feedback…


Namaste!

Tarun


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मुंबई। टीवी सीरियल 'तेरे शहर में' फेम टीवी एक्टर ध्रुव भंडारी और श्रुति मर्चेंट ने 20 जून को मॉरिशस में एक दूसरे से शादी रचा ली। आपको बता दें श्रुति कोरियोग्राफर वैभवी मर्चेंट की बहन हैं।

 

ध्रुव ने बताया, शादी का कार्यक्रम तीन दिनों तक चला। शादी में फैमिली और कुछ क्लोज फ्रेंड्स ही शामिल हुए। 19 जून को एंगेजमेंट हुई और 20 जून को शादी।

21 जून को हुई बीच पार्टी में हमने जमकर डांस किया। ध्रुव और श्रुति पिछले 4 सालों से एक-दूसरे को डेट कर रहे हैं। 


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          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: On the Brink of WWIII - Why the U.S. is in Syria and How it Dominates Militarily with Space Technology   
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          Miss World Rosanna Berani Tampil Bugil Di Majalah Playboy   
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Mantan Miss World dan salah satu dari top model internasional Irlandia Rosanna Davison baru saja muncul dalam majalah dewasa pria yang sudah terkenal yaitu Playboy untuk edisi Jerman. Foto Rosanna Davison Playboy di Majalah Playboy ini mengambil lokasi di pulau yang sangat indah di Mauritius.
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          Urlaubsreif? 100€ Rabatt bei L'TUR sichern!   

Die Suche nach dem perfekten Urlaubsrabatt hat ein Ende: Bei LTUR erhalten Neukunden noch bis zum 2. Juli 2017 satte 100€ Rabatt auf ihre Reise! Im Angebot findet ihr Traumziele wie Rhodos, Fuerteventura, Dubai oder Mauritius. Reisen könnt ihr bis zum 31. August 2017, das Angebot eignet sich also optimal für Last-Minute-Reisen. Viel Spaß im Urlaub!


          Celebrate your dream wedding on a budget   
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          Steinfurt: Der letzte Jahrgang   

Die Schüler der Klasse 10 der Grüterschule Rheine, Außenstelle Steinfurt, feierten ihre Schulentlassung im Café Mauritius. Diese war eine ganz besondere.


              
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          Money in Swiss Banks: India Slips to 88th Place; UK on Top   

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India has slipped to 88th place in terms of money parked by its citizens with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top.

Also, the money officially held by Indians with banks in Switzerland now accounts for a meagre 0.04 per cent of the total funds kept by all foreign clients in the Swiss banking system, as per an analysis of the latest figures compiled by the SNB (Swiss National Bank) as on 2016-end.

India was placed at 75th position in 2015 and at 61st in the year before that, though it used to be among top-50 countries in terms of holdings in Swiss banks till 2007. The country was ranked highest at 37th place in the year 2004. The latest data from Zurich-based SNB comes ahead of a new framework for automatic exchange of information between Switzerland and India to help check the black money menace.

The funds, described by SNB as 'liabilities' of Swiss banks or 'amounts due to' their clients, are the official figures disclosed by the Swiss authorities and do not indicate to the quantum of the much-debated alleged black money held by Indians in the safe havens of Switzerland.

SNB's official figures also do not include the money that Indians, NRIs or others might have in Swiss banks in the names of entities from different countries. There is a view that the Indians alleged to have parked their illicit money in Swiss banks in the past may have shifted the funds to other locations after a global clampdown began on the mighty banking secrecy practices in Switzerland.

Swiss banks have also said Indians have "few deposits" in Swiss banks compared to other global financial hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong amid stepped-up efforts to check the black money menace. The total money held in Swiss banks by foreign clients from across the world, incidentally rose by a small margin from 1.41 trillion Swiss francs (CHF) to CHF 1.42 trillion during 2016.

In terms of individual countries, the UK accounted for the largest chunk at about CHF 359 (over 25 per cent) of the total foreign money with Swiss banks. The US came second with nearly CHF 177 billion or about 14 per cent. No other country accounted for a double-digit percentage share, while others in the top-ten included West Indies, France, Bahamas, Germany, Guernsey, Jersey, Hong Kong and Luxembourg.

Indians' share not even one-hundredth of the total money. India is now ranked 88th with 676 million Swiss francs (about Rs 4,500 crore) -- a record low after falling for three consecutive years amid a continuing clampdown on the suspected black money stashed behind their famed secrecy walls.

The share of Indians' money in the total foreign funds of Swiss banks also fell to 0.04 per cent (from 0.08 per cent in 2015). Pakistan continued to remain placed higher than India at 71st place (although down from 69th in 2015) with about CHF 1.4 billion -- though down to below 0.1 per cent of total foreign money parked with Swiss banks.

India was also the lowest ranked among the BRICS nations -- Russia was ranked 19th (CHF 15.6 billion), China 25th (CHF 9.6 billion), Brazil 52nd (CHF 2.7 billion) and South Africa 61st (CHF 2.2 billion).

Among these five, only China has moved up. Others ranked higher than India included Mauritius, Iran, Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Angola, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada and Mexico. A number of offshore financial centres are also ranked higher including Cayman Islands, Panama, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, Bermuda, Seychelles, Isle of Man and Gibraltar.

Among India's neighbouring countries, Bangladesh was ranked 89th (CHF 667.5 million), while Nepal was 150th (CHF 312 million), Sri Lanka was 151st (CHF 307 million) and Bhutan was way below at 282nd (about half a million Swiss francs).

The total money belonging to the developed countries fell to CHF 824 billion, while those from developing nations actually rose marginally to CHF 208 million. The money from developing economies in Asia-Pacific region rose to CHF 50 billion.

The funds parked in Swiss banks from offshore financial centres rose to CHF 389 billion. India was ranked in top-50 continuously between 1996 and 2007, but started declining after that -- 55th in 2008, 59th in 2009 and 2010 each, 55th again in 2011, 71st in 2012 and then to 58th in 2013.

-PTI

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          Academic calls for more vision in research agenda   
Funding is not the only requirement for a good national research programme, according to a University of Mauritius academic.

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          GMAT Sentence Correction (SC) | Re: Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years,   
Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and
teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island.

Meaning : Although Mauritius was a British colony for 200 years, English was never really spoken on the island except in the domains of admin and teaching.

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The preposition “for” is incorrect as we want to say “in the domains of X and Y”..
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          How Many Continents Are There?   

An apparently simple question. However, if you ask geologists, who just found two new ones named Mauritia and Zealandia, the answer becomes really complicated. This video explains why:


          Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane in Mauritius for Farhan’s Concert   

After his nation-wide tour in Pakistan, Farhan Saeed is now set to entertain his international fans! The rock star performed live show in Mauritius to a full house and of course his lady love Urwa Hocane was also present besides him!Their show was very successful and hall full of audience.

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          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Anonymus   
Der Urlaub wird nicht für die schlimmste Story vergeben. Beruhigt euch, mit euren Krankheiten und Dramen. Ich muss zur Arbeit, dass ist schlimm genug. LG, an alle die nicht einen auf Mitleid machen.. Peace
          Kommentar zu Traumreise nach Mauritius // 10 Tage im top Hotel mit Frühstück, Direktflügen und Transfer // nur 966€ von Urlaubsguru   
Hallo Max, wenn in deinem Reisezeitraum nur ein Termin verfügbar ist, dann gibt es leider aktuell hierfür keine weiteren Verfügbarkeiten. LG, der Urlaubsguru
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Anna Maria   
Du hast recht! Ich habe gestaunt als ich das letztes Jahr beobachtet habe. Die ganze Welt sollte sich den Beispiel von den Mauritianer nehmen. Tolle Menschen- Wahnsinn. Das war mein bester Urlaubsziel, den ich jemals erreicht habe. Wer sich leisten kann, dann muss ich nur empfehlen ☀️🌴
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Anneliese Perschel   
Der Aussage kann ich mich nur anschließen. Die Menschen dort sind unglaublich. Super nett und höflich. Am liebsten würde ich dort für immer wohnen. Da ein Flug und der dazugehörige Urlaub nicht gerade günstig sind, kann man sich das nur einmal leisten.
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Vesna   
Mauritius ist nicht nur ein Urlaubsparadies, sondern auch ein sehr gutes Beispiel wie Menschen verschiedenster Glaubensrichtungen und Kulturen friedlich miteinander leben!
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Barbara   
MAURITIUS ..... das Paradies.... bin jetzt schon verliebt in diese Insel !
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Pöhlmann   
Mauritius - eine Trauminsel, da wollte ich schon immer mal hin und Land, Leute und Meer genießen. Von den frischen Meeresfrüchten ganz zu schweigen. Ich drücke mir beide Daumen!
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Cathi   
Das Honeymoon-Ziel! :) Perfekt!
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Martina   
Was für ein tolles Gewinnspiel! Das wäre toll nach all den Jahren in Sorge und nach 10 Jahren unsere Flitterwochen nachzuholen :)
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Kerstin   
Dieser Gewinn wäre traumhaft schön! Mein Freund und ich würden uns sehr darüber freuen.
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Lisa R.   
wow ... da wollte ich immer schon mal hin
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von ute   
Das wär zu schön um wahr zu sein, vor allem da mein Urlaubsgeld dieses Jahr für ein Zahnimplantat drauf geht :-(
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Sylvia Richter   
Das wäre unser absoluter Traum, vielleicht haben wir dieses Mal ja ein wenig mehr Glück zu eurem 5 jährigen Geburtstag, einer dieser Traumreisen zu gewinnen. Vielen Dank für die tolle Aktion und weiterhin viel Erfolg.
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von David   
Es wäre so ein Traum<3 Einmal da sein wäre schon was*-*
          Kommentar zu Tag 3: Mauritius // Gewinnt eine Reise auf die Trauminsel von Kyra   
Was für ein tolles Gewinnspiel! 😍✔️
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          IDRIS SULTAN LANDS MAJOR PART IN HOLLYWOOD/EAST AFRICAN PRODUCTION   
New York City - July 3rd, 2017 — After weeks of a closely guarded audition process, 2014 Big Brother Africa-Hotshots winner Idris Sultan is cast in the upcoming American motion picture ‘Ballin...On the Other Side of the World,' to be directed by Harvey White, an American music director and editor turn filmmaker who’s worked with Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga and Tamia to name a few. As a film editor, he’s worked on films such as 'Think Like A Man 2,' 'The Wedding Ringer,' and ‘King of The Dance Hall,’ with Whoopi Goldberg.

Written by Torino Von Jones, the story is about a young Kenyan boy (Kunjani), whose parents are victims of a violent crime. One day on the schoolyard, the thirteen year old is noticed by an American priest who sees him playing basketball and believes he has potential for greatness in the NBA. The two develop a friendship and a mentorship begins. (King) to be played by Sultan, is a very charming, but an extremely dangerous gangster who has another idea and wants Kunjani to join his gang of criminals and will stop at nothing to make it happen.

Last seen in the Tanzanian film ‘Kiumeni,’ which marked his feature film debut, Idris will be in Zanzibar next week for ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival) to screen ‘Kiumeni’ during ZIFF’s Swahili Day on July 14th, with the producer and star Ernest Napoleon. Earlier this year, Mr. Napoleon made history when he was appointed president of the American production and distribution company D Street Media Group based in New York City, with offices in Berlin, Buenos Aires and Cape Town.

D Street’s CEO and executive producer Dexter Davis became aware of Idris from a private screening of ‘Kiumeni’ in the United States and thought he would be great for one of the leading roles. “Idris Sultan has what it takes to become an international star and our upcoming film ‘Ballin…On the Other Side of the World’ is a perfect fit. We’re considering Mr. Sultan for other movies as well, said Davis. The team is now looking forward to casting the American and Kenyan parts and can’t wait to do a major talent search for the actors in Kenya and other East African countries including Tanzania if necessary.”

The story takes place in New York City and a major city in Africa. The producers are deciding which African country the production will be filmed and looking at the beginning of the new year to start shooting. The film’s budget is set at $5 Million U.S. dollars and will also star two American A-list actors to play the priest and his best friend. ‘Ballin’ is another example of D Street’s commitment to put African talent and Africa on display in productions for the international market. The company is also behind the action-packed heist film ‘The Blue Mauritius,’ which is shooting in Cape Town and seeing South African star Pearl Thusi team up with Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) and John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings,) and many more international stars from around the world.

          This Popular Island Destination Is Exporting Monkeys for Cruel Experiments   
Mauritius is one of the world's largest suppliers of non-human primates for inhumane medical experiments.

Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, is a dream holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, tropical climate, heritage sites, lush forests and wildlife. Yet, this idyllic location is also infamous for a sinister reason—the cruel exploitation of its population of monkeys. Mauritius is one of the world’s largest participants in the cruel trade of supplying non-human primates for experiments. In 2016, 8,245 long-tailed macaques were exported from Mauritius to the USA, Canada and Europe with 3,522 imported by the USA, the largest importer of monkeys from Mauritius.

In Mauritius, the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) lives freely. However, the species is not considered indigenous, despite having been well-established on the island for about 400 years. Although the species is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), there exists no legislation to protect the primates of Mauritius. Instead, they are widely persecuted and exploited.

Historically, monkeys were trapped in the wild to be shipped overseas. Following international condemnation of the trade in wild-caught primates, tens of thousands of primates are now held in farms across Mauritius. Many of these animals were captured from the wild and are now imprisoned in these farms and used for breeding. Denied their freedom in the lush foliage of their jungle homes, these individuals spend their lives behind bars, on concrete. Their offspring are transported as ‘cargo’ in small wooden crates on airplanes to laboratories around the world to feed the international research industry.

Tourism is a key pillar of the economy of Mauritius and contributes significantly to the economic growth of the island. Mauritius is also promoting the island’s image as a green, eco-friendly tourist destination. The reputation of Mauritius as a country where the environment is valued is being put at risk by the export of monkeys for cruel experiments. Added to this is the introduction of recent regulations that will, for the first time, allow such experiments to be carried out on the island itself. The main species to be used in the research will be the country’s population of long-tailed macaques.

It cannot be argued that the economic benefits of the monkey trade and potential revenue from experiments are more important than tourism. Even a brief glance at the figures shows this controversial trade, worth less than 2 percent of Mauritian export, is economically insignificant compared with the income that Mauritius receives from its tourism industry. It is well-established that if a country develops a reputation for unkind treatment of animals, it has a very strong negative effect on tourism.

An additional factor to consider which is equally puzzling is that Hinduism is the largest religion in Mauritius. The country has the third highest percentage of Hindus in the world after Nepal and India. Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu religion and is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. The trade in primates on Mauritius clearly is contrary to the very concept of Hindu culture and society which emphasises the spiritual equality of all living beings.

There are concerns that the introduction of animal experiments to Mauritius is primarily to provide a new market for the primate breeding companies and a reaction to problems with airlines refusing to transport primates for research purposes, moves to impose tighter restrictions on the import of primates within the European Union and a growing public concern about the use of primates in research. Animal researchers and companies may be looking to travel to Mauritius to carry out research that would not be allowed to take place in their own country.

A glance at the new regulations governing the experiments shows that substantial sections have simply been taken from EU and UK legislation, but this has not been consistently done, so there are significant gaps and contradictions. For example, there is no provision for governmental inspections of laboratories. Nor are there any rules in the regulations about the housing, environment and enrichment to be provided to animals. Furthermore, transparency and accountability appear to be absent because, although there is a requirement for researchers to submit records to the government, there is no provision for the government to subsequently put such information into the public domain. 

The long-tailed macaque is the most widely traded primate species for research worldwide and the most widely-traded mammal on the CITES database. In the laboratory, these primates may suffer substantially, including the effects of poisoning (such as vomiting, internal bleeding, weight loss, organ failure and even death) after being forced to consume large quantities of chemicals or drugs in toxicity tests or face being subjected to major brain surgery, their skulls cut open and devices implanted into their brains.

Examples of recent research carried out on long-tailed macaques in the USA makes disturbing reading: 1) experiments that have attempted to mimic traumatic military injuries; 2) forced addiction to recreational drugs such as alcohol and cocaine; 3) injections with phencyclidine (PCP or ‘angel dust’) and 4) forced inhaling of cigarette smoke several hours a day (for some monkeys it was the equivalent of a person smoking four packs of cigarettes a day).

The development of alternative methods to using animals is a growing and pioneering field. There is now a wide range of more human-relevant and humane approaches and animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development. These alternatives include cell, tissue and organ cultures; methods using chemistry, computers or imaging machines; and ethical and highly effective studies using human volunteers.

Cruelty Free International is dedicated to ending this cruel exploitation of the Mauritius monkeys. We believe that the focus for Mauritius should instead be on these new technologies for non-animal experiments and we are urging Mauritius to become a forward-thinking country that adopts humane and cutting-edge alternatives. Mauritius’ image abroad is already tarnished because of its role in the cruel international trade in monkeys for research. Allowing animal experiments to take place will have a further negative impact and likely result in further widespread protest.

Our campaign has received widespread support from around the world, including in Mauritius, by scientists, wildlife experts, politicians and socio-cultural groups as well as members of the public. Indian politician Maneka Gandhi and internationally renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall have also voiced their concerns.

There are three actions you can take to support our campaign to protect the monkeys of Mauritius and let government officials know that what they are doing is unacceptable:

1. Send an email/letter to the Mauritius Embassy in Washington:

mauritius.embassy@verizon.net

washingtonemb@govmu.org

H. E. Mr S. Phokeer

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Mauritius Embassy

1709 N. Street, NW

Washington D.C. 20036

2. Send an email/letter to the Minister of Tourism in Mauritius:

mtou@govmu.org

The Hon Anil Kumarsingh GAYAN, SC

Minister of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism

Level 5, Air Mauritius Centre

John Kennedy Street

Port Louis

Mauritius

3. Sign this petition.

 

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[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host the 2017 Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference, on the theme "Joining hands to meet new challenges in poverty reduction", in September 2017. Some 100 participants from African countries are expected to attend the Conference.
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