September 26Prospects for nuclear deal uncertain in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — A landmark agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between India and the U.S. has been a high priority for President Bush and the Indian government, but time is running out as lawmakers wrap up this year’s session to campaign for the November elections….
[Associated Press - Congress]
March 24Gambling in India
Gambling is outlawed in India. Since Yudishtira, a famous Emperor in the Epic Mahabharata lost everything that he owned to his cousin brother about 5000 years ago, everyone looks down at gambling with a hateful eye. But that was 5000 years ago, and fowlplay was easy to attempt. These days when very strict rules can be applied, and the government can monitor fowlplays, I dont see why gambling is still restricted in India.
The only legal gambling zone in India is Goa, where there are a few offshore gambling joints setup on Yachts that never come to the harbour, and people are ferried in and out. Before these came, people used to visit Nepal, where gambling is legal. So to have a piece of the pie, the Indian Government has legalized gambling in Goa alone so as to attract Indians as well as forigners.
So what do people who cannot be in Goa everyday do to gamble everyday and make the best out of their luck? Naturally, they go looking for sites that display good and trust worthy online casino listings. People can find the best casino there is, check out who is offering the highest signup bonus, flexible withdrawal options etc.
Play when you wakeup, play during lunch, and play before you go to sleep. Make the best out of your lucky streaks when you see one.
February 28Smoking Bans
Indian Government announced that all places of work in the country will be declared smoke free and those found flouting the law will be strictly punished.
“All workplaces in India will be tobacco free and this will come into enforcement in another three to four months time,” Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said today.
He was speaking to reporters after receiving the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General’s Special Award for taking several initiatives for tobacco control in the country.
The minister said the law will be implemented in restaurants, hotels, airports and all those places where people work.
“People can then smoke on roads or homes, provided their wives allow them,” he said, adding that even at home they will have to seek the permission of their maids as they are their employee.
“Anyone flouting the law will be strictly punished”.
He said the law will be strictly applied keeping in mind the smoke free indoors policy WHO, which was adopted as passive smokers are found to be more at danger as compared to those who actually smoke.
“We need to protect our women and children,” he said.
Ramadoss also announced setting up of a Health Minister Cancer Fund, which he said will be run by professionals and reputed individuals.
Inviting corporates and multi-national companies to contribute for the fund, he said the money will be used to treat those youngsters suffering from cancer.
“There are one billion new cancer cases every year. We want to help out the deprived section of the society. Let us fight till India is declared tobacco free,” he said.