first_imgThree Indian American attorneys: Preeta Bansal of New York’s Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & From; Sri Srinivasan of O-Melveny & Myers (Washington DC) and Prakash Mehta of Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld (Washington, DC) made the National Law Journal’s list of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America.The list includes such high powered names as presidential troubleshooter Vernon Jordan and American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero.  Related Itemslast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek Education Office in Australia – Sydney Examination Centre – hasannounced that the application process for the Examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek May 2012 has begun.Those interested can contact the Office in Sydney at hellenicedu.sydney@yahoo.com.au for information, application forms and to send their completed applications. In addition, the Greek Education Office at the Greek Consulate in Sydney is open for information and applications on Wednesdays 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, telephone (02) 92833800. Applications close March 21. The Certificate of Attainment in Greek is the only state and officially recognised certificate that certifies the knowledge of Greek as a second/foreign language at six levels, from A1 for children 8-12 years old to C2 for adults. The Sydney Examination Centre has been organising this examination successfully the last few years and the number of candidates increases steadily every year. It is important to support this certificate as it offers a valid and professional recognition of one’s knowledge of the Greek Language, as well as empowers the teaching of Modern Greek in Australia by maintaining the connection with Greece.last_img read more

first_imgDarjeeling: The Hills were a witness to postering by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binay Tamang faction) against BJP state president Dilip Ghosh’s alleged anti-Gorkhaland comments.”The BJP always does a U turn on their pre-poll commitments,” alleged Binay Tamang, President, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM.) “The Gorkhas feel let down. Every time during election the BJP asks for votes in the name of Gorkhaland and after winning they take a U turn. We strongly condemn this,” stated Tamang, talking to media persons in Pintail Village near Siliguri on Wednesday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe GJM President was referring to BJP West Bengal State President Dilip Ghosh’s statement regarding Gorkhaland. Ghosh talking to media persons in Jalpaiguri on Sunday had clearly stated that his party has made no commitments regarding the creation of Gorkhaland. “We are sympathetic to Gorkhaland demand. We want development of the Gorkhas but we had never promised a separate state,” claimed Ghosh. Tamang said not only the Gorkhaland issue, but the BJP has let down the people of the Hills in other issues too. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”Darjeeling MP Raju Bista had questioned the Tribal Minister in Parliament regarding the granting of tribal status to the 11 sub communities of the Gorkhas in question number 2351,” stated Tamang. Answering this question, Renuka Singh Saruta Minister of State for Tribal Affairs said there are certain modalities for deciding the claims for inclusion or exclusion or changes in the Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe lists. “As per the modalities only those proposals which have been recommended and justified by the concerned State Government/ UT Administration and concurred with by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) are to be considered and legislation amended. The committee submitted its report which was referred to the ORGI for comments. ORGI have commented that the report of the said Committee is beyond the scope of the Modalities approved by the Government of India with regard to inclusion of any community in the ST list of a state,” stated the minister. Regarding the Central University question (question 3432) raised by Raju Bista in Parliament, Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank,” Minister of Human Resource Development stated: “There is no proposal to set up a new Central University in Darjeeling.”Education is a concurrent subject. State Government also take initiatives to enhance the access to higher education in their respective states along with other private universities/ Institutions,” stated the HRD Minister. “We have been let down by the BJP in all three issues namely Gorkhaland, inclusion of Gorkha sub communities in the ST list and Central University in Darjeeling,” stated Tamang.last_img read more

first_imgSource: CNBC British airline easyJet is making progress on its plan to fly electric passenger jets on some of its routes by 2027. Its partner, US startup Wright Electric, has successfully flown a two-seater electric aircraft, and is now moving to the next stage of engine development. Wright is now working on an electric engine for a nine-seater plane that is scheduled to fly next year, and has filed a patent for a motor to be used in a larger, easyJet-size aircraft.EasyJet is targeting a 10% cut in carbon emissions by 2022 by using more fuel-efficient jets, and hopes to have electric planes flying on routes of about 500 kilometers within the decade.“Electric flying is becoming a reality, and we can now foresee a future that is not exclusively dependent on jet fuel,” easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said. Source: Electric Vehicles Magazinelast_img read more