Nov 22,2013: Today in Pics

Nov 22,2013: Today in Pics


Yoga guru Ramdev today demanded that Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal be immediately arrested over the allegations of sexual assault against him and appealed to the media to "boycott this criminal and characterless person". (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)


"(The) person,who has been making 'tehelka' in the country with news stories,has created a 'tehelka' himself now. His real face and character has come in front of the world now. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)


"I would request media to boycott such type of criminal and characterless person. He should be immediately arrested and suitable punishment should be given to him," Ramdev told reporters here today. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)


Ramdev accused Tejpal of running several "defamatory" stories against him in the past and alleged that the Tehelka founder-editor had done so at the behest of Congress. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)


"He (Tejpal) has been after me for the last five years and published many defaming stories at the instance of Congress. He was not working independently like a journalist should. "Tehelka published many editions on me and published stories with the same intention as Congress – character assassination," Ramdev alleged. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)


Embarrassed by a sting operation purportedly showing senior leaders "raising funds through illegal means," Aam Aadmi Party today said it has formed a committee to probe the matter and is mulling legal action against the web portal. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


The Kejriwal-led party has called an emergency meeting and formed a committee,which include Political Affairs Committee (PAC) members Yogendra Yadva and Sanjay Singh to probe the matter. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


The PAC of AAP has decided to review the evidence presented to the public and take a decision on this issue within the next 24 hours. A sting operation,conducted by web portal Media Sarkar,alleged that several leaders of AAP,including party's candidate from R K Puram Assembly Constituency Shazia Ilmi and Kumar Vishwas,who were contacted for their help in recovery of money from individuals and getting land deals done,readily agreed to extend their support in return for donations in cash to AAP. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


Shazia Ilmi had offered to withdraw her candidature from the Delhi Assembly elections after the sting operation. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal has dismissed the sting operation as a "conspiracy" against his party but said it will not compromise on the issue of corruption. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


Amid apprehensions over the country's sluggish growth rate,President Pranab Mukherjee today hoped that the measures announced by the government and their effective implementation will help it "bounce back".
The President was here to inaugurate an international conference of the Institute of Charted Accountants of India. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


He said the biggest challenge for the country as part of the globalised economy is inclusive growth so that those in the margins of socio-economic ladder are able to benefit from newer economic opportunities. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Stating that the decline in the GDP was due to a combination of factors,Mukherjee said,"The resilient character of the Indian economy,along with the measures announced by the government and their effective implementation,will help it bounce back." (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Terming the recent slowdown as as a "matter of concern",Mukherjee said he has faith and confidence in the resilience of the Indian economy to overcome the challenge. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


He said as the current economic environment poses many issues before the financial and accounting world,charted accountants today have a greater role to play in advising the management and users of the financial statements. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Referring to the 2008 financial crisis,he said it was a "bubble" waiting to burst as it could not have sustained for long. He said had the problem been detected at an early stage,things would not have gone so far. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Muhkerjee also quoted data to prove that the Indian economy has been on a sound track. "A hallmark of the accountancy profession is its obligation to act in the public interest. The current spate of financial crises have only reinforced the role that the profession has to play in providing high quality financial information,facilitating market discipline and fostering confidence amongst various stakeholders in the financial markets," Mukherjee,a former Finance Minister,said. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


He said as part of an established profession,accounting professionals must apply high standards of ethical behaviour and professional judgement. As India is once again on the verge of change,every institution must remodel itself for the "momentous changes" and must be ready to contribute,he said. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Speaking on the occasion,Union Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan,himself a CA,said accountancy professionals have their role cut out in the present economic scenario. They will have to keep abreast with the changing scenario where borders are fast diminishing,he said. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Meanwhile,West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not attend a programme presided over by President Pranab Mukherjee here.
Union Minister Sachin Pilot was also not present at the programme. Another Union Minister K Rahman Khan addressed the conference. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)