Friday, March 25, 2011

Discontent brews in Cong over allocation


CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Congress chief K V Thangkabalu may have come up trumps in the allocation of as many as 13 seats to his followers in the party's first list of 60 candidates for the comingassembly elections, but discontent brewed in the other factions owing allegiance to the party's senior dalit leader K Jayakumar and Union ministers P Chidambaram and G K Vasan on Thursday over the allocation of fewer seats to them. 

Although the state youth congress has got a fairly good deal in seat distributions, it's sections belonging to the two ministerial camps were unhappy. Factional groups staged protests indulging in vandalism at Satyamoorthy Bhavan, the state party headquarters, and heckling Jayanthi Thagkabalu, wife of the TNCC chief, as she filed her nomination for the Mylapore constituency where the sitting MLA S Ve Shekher who joined the Congress recently and another aspirant, R Thiagarajan, a close supporter of Union minister P Chidambaram, have been denied tickets.

Dejected ticket aspirants and their supporters claimed that Thangkabalu had exploited his long association and friendship with AICC general secretary in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Ghulam Nabi Azad, as well as the absence of the state CLP leader Sudarshanam who died last year, to misguide the party high command on selection of winnable candidates. Thangkabalu, now in his second term as the state party chief, had also sparked fights between other factions, to neutralise them, they charged.

Miffed over the denial of a ticket to their nominee Chengai Chellappan, the Congress councillor from Thiru-vi-ka-nagar, his supporters went on the rampage at the state party headquarters on Thursday afternoon breaking glass panes and partitions on the ground and first floors.They shouted slogans condemning the selection of Dr C Natesan, Managing Director of Bharathiraja Hospitals, as the party candidate from Thiru-vi-ka-nagar constituency.

Autopsy: Dave Duerson Folded an American Flag on His Bed Before Shooting Self


Dave Duerson propped a dining room chair against the front door of his Sunny Isles apartment. He neatly laid out documents on the dining room table and on his bed. He also placed two framed certificates, framed medals, and a folded American flag at the head of the bed. Naked except for a gold necklace, he climbed into bed and pulled a green sheet up to his neck.

A crucifix was tattooed on his upper left chest. A Tasmanian Devil cartoon and two Chinese characters were inked on his left arm.

Apparently propping himself up with his elbows, Duerson held a fully loaded .38 Special in his left hand, aimed for his heart, and shot himself through the chest. The lead slug was later found in his right lung.

The wrenching details come from the autopsy report describing the scene of Duerson's suicide. The body of the 50-year-old former NFL star, who won Super Bowl rings with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, was discovered Thursday, February 17. His fiancée, who was in Chicago, had called the manager of Duerson's apartment building -- Ocean One, at 19333 Collins Ave. -- and authorized him to enter unit 603

Duerson, formerly a successful businessman, had recently filed for bankruptcy. His ex-wife had taken him to court for failing to declare his Super Bowl rings, a Walter Payton Award trophy, and a Rolex watch. His only significant asset was a $35 million court judgment he was unable to collect. As the autopsy report states, he "also complained of memory loss and inability to spell." As has been widely reported, he texted members of his family before the suicide, asking that his brain be donated to the NFL Brain Bank to see if he had a disorder related to playing-time concussions. Those results are not yet available.

The immaculate and symbolic scene of Duerson's suicide hints that even after losing everything, he remained an immensely proud man. The autopsy report -- we've embedded a couple of less-graphic pages below -- notes, "The walk-in closet in the master bedroom has a football statue, three helmets from different football teams, and three football trophies."

Jaya, Karuna promising moon to voters

UPDATED  24/3/2011 5:35:17 PM

Jaya and Karunanidhi promising moon to voters
Chennai: In run up to the forthcoming Tamil Nadu assembly elections, arch rivals DMK and AIDMK have started wooing voters with slew of promises. For instance,AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa showered perks in the manifesto, which she released here after filing her nomination from temple town of Srirangam, moving away from the rural Andipatti constituency.

In a bid to woo women voters, Ms. Jayalalithaa promised four gms of gold for ‘Thali’ (mangalsutra) free of cost to poor, besides cable TV connections at subsidised rates.

The freebies promised by AIADMK marks a U-turn from Ms. Jayalalithaa’s opposition to such populist schemes announced by the DMK in 2006 elections, which was perceived to have tilted the balance in its favour.

Apparently targeting the Maran brothers who hold a near monopoly over the cable TV distribution across the state, she also promised nationalisation of multi-system operators.

On the other hand, DMK chief DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi launched his campaign from his home turf for the April 13 Assembly elections, promising more freebies than listed in the party`s manifesto.

 Karunanidhi, who will be contesting from Tiruvarur, shifting from Chepauk in Chennai, said the DMK, if voted back to power, would give free laptops to all students, going beyond the promise in the manifesto that it would be given only to OBCs, SCs and Sts.

 The response to the promised scheme in the past four days was tremendous, which emboldened him to expand it, he said. Karunanidhi would be filing his papers on Thursday.

 He said all citizens who had attained the age of 58 would be considered senior citizens and will be eligible for freebus travel in the state while the manifesto had stated it. 
(With inputs from PTI)

AIADMK Election Manifesto 2011 - Jayalalitha releases Election Manifesto: ADMK 2011 Election Sops - Free Fan Laptop Mixer Grinder

Thursday, March 24, 2011

AIADMK Supremo Jayalalitha today released election manifesto today in Trichy after filing nomination.

Free Mixie, Fan & Grinder to women

Free Laptop for +1 (plus one) & +2 (plus two) students

20 kg free rice all ration card holders

Free Bus passes for senior citizens to travel within and nearby towns

20 litre free mineral water for those Below Poverty Line (BPL)

Rs. 1.8 Lakh Green house for poor

3 cent land for landless poor

Hospital on wheels to villages

Caste Certificate and other certificate will be given in schools itself

4 set uniform & footwear for Government school students

4 gram gold free for Women Mangalyam

Sottu Neer Pasanam free for all farmers

Power theft to checked through ex-service personnel

60,000 cows for 6000 villages to increase milk production

Solar Power for houses and street lights in villages

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IT Returns and Assessment Orders of Political Parties FRIDAY, 04 FEBRU

IT Returns and Assessment Orders of Political Parties

Given below are the scanned and uploaded copies of the IT returns of various parties obtained by ADR and NEW under RTI. 

Scanned Copy of IT Return


  Analysis of IT Returns for Financial Year 2007-2008 and 2008-2009     

PartyTotal Income (Lakhs)Total Contributions (Lakhs)% of donations from incomeContributions greater than 20,000(Lakhs)Contributorse above 20,000% of Contributions above 20,000



Scanned and Uploaded Copies of IT Return's  

National Parties
 PartyFinancial Year 2008-09Financial Year 2007-08Financial Year 2006-07
 INCPart1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 1Part 1
BJPPart 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 1Part 1
BSPPart 1Part 1Part 1
SPPart 1Part 2Part 3Part 1-
NCP Part 1Part 1Part 1
CPI(M)Part 1Part 2Part 1Part 1
CPIPart 1Part 2Part 3Part 1Part 1

State Parties
PartyFinancial Year 2009-10Financial Year 2008-09Financial Year 2007-08Financial Year 2006-07
AGPPart 1Part 1Part 1-
AIDMKPart 1Part 1 Part 1  Part 1 
AITC-Part 1Part 1Part 1
DMK-Part 1 Part 1 - 
MDMKPart 1Part 1Part 1-
MNF--Part 1Part 1
PMK-Part 1Part 1-
SADPart 1Part 1Part 1-
AIFB-Part 1Part 1 Part 1 
PRPPart 1- - 
LJPPart 1-Part 1-
TRSPart 1Part 1Part 1Part 1
BJDPart 1Part 1Part 1Part 1
JDUPart 1Part 1Part 1Part 1
TDPPart 1 Part 1 Part 1Part 1
RSP-Part 1Part 1 Part 1 
PMC-Part 1Part 1-
KC-Part 1Part 1 Part 1 
KCMPart 1Part 1Part 1Part 1