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Sonia Gandhi And Antique Idols Theft

In Corruption, India on March 17, 2014 at 11:09

There were reports that Sonia Gandhi was implicated in the Idols Thefts in India.

 

 

“What about the arrest and jailing of Sonia Gandhi for smuggling antique idols out of India.

On 1-8-02, smuggling of India’s antique artifacts by Sonia Gandhi was brought up in the Indian Parliament by a Samata Party member.

Many Indians have visited Italy and had seen the shops owned by Sonia Gandhi, alias Edvige Antonia Albina Maino. .

This has never been a secret. There is an antique store called Ganapathi in Orbassano, Italy, Sonia’s native place.

The shop is owned by her relatives. Her smuggling activities began during Indira Gandhi‘s premiership when Sonia was only Mrs Rajiv Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi an illiterate housemaid coming from a poor Italian mason’s family, money making was the first criteria, when she married Rajiv

. She never had education, but had herself certified as an art expert, which gave her the opportunity to certify Indian artifacts, as to which were museum pieces and which were not.

Election Commissioner Navin Chawla’s wife Rupika Chawla not only helped Sonia, but has even supplied Indian antiques to Sonia for smuggling in to Italy.

Sonia was close to Cultural Attache at the Italian Embassy and he used to smuggle artifacts via diplomatic courier bags which escaped customs inspection.

This Cultural Attache was later withdrawn by the Italian Government

. Antique smuggling and money laundering by Sonia with LTTE help was going on since 1984.

Boyfriend Quattrocchi,wanted in Bofors, was buying arms from Phuket, Thailand for LTTE. Rajiv killing by LTTE if probed further by CBI-led MDMA, of Jain Commission would have revealed the conspiracy with LTTE in the assassination of Rajiv killing.

Sonia systematically plundered and exported the ancient treasures of India, especially temple sculptures of Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, Mughal paintings and precious gems in Indian Museums, all protected and banned from export under the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972

The CBI had in 1993 registered cases on such illegal exports from a Chennai suburb to an identified person in Italy. Festival of India was used as a ploy to smuggle out treasures.

In this Sonia took the help Arjun Singh while he was MP, CM, art expert Martand Singh, a Pakistani couple Muneer and Farida Attaullah, London based Pakistani ISI fixer Salman Thassir a prince of Kuwait, and even the LTTE.

Quattrocchi the Italian rogue was right hand man for Rajiv Gahdi. Rajiv Gandhi used to send faxes of cabinet decisions to Win Chadda which was seen by every one.

Annual holidays and even weekly holidays are spend together by Quattrocchi family and Sonia family together. quattrocchi was arrested on 6th Feb 2007 and yet the news has come out on 23-2-2007.

Sonia with the help of CBI and our tainted judges is trying to cover up the biggest theft of public money by Rajiv gandhi. Sonia bofors frozen money in the bank to her boy friend. Yet the media was silent”

Comment in The Times of India. dated 9 May 2012.

Sonia Gandhi Idol Theft.

 

Now there is news that Indian Officials did not follow-up the lead.

 

Implications?

 

Rebuttal of this allegation is welcome and there seems to be no rebuttals as on Date.

 

The Toledo Museum of Art has a mea culpa page on its website. Following widespread coverage of the Kapoor case in the media in India as well in the US, the museum has declared that it had bought eight items including a dancing Ganesha idol most likely belonging to Sripuranthan. The webpage acknowledges that similarities exist between the idol in its possession and the photograph of the idol sent by Tamil Nadu police.

But to set its record straight, the museum has said that it wrote to the Indian Consulate General in New York in 2013 requesting their assistance in establishing the true provenance of the Ganesha idol. It sent a letter to S Jaishankar, the Ambassador of India, asking for his assistance in February 16, 2014, but hasn’t heard back from Indian officials so far.

The lack of response from Indian consular officials is only a part of the red tape that needs to be cut to bring back the Kapoor treasures. The Tamil Nadu police here have a l s o b e e n bogged down by internal delays . Officials express frustration at the bureaucratic delays involved in reaching their letters of rogatory to the concerned parties. A senior police officer said: “Every letter prepared by CID’s idol wing police personnel in the state is forwarded to the Interpol division of CBI in Delhi.

Citations.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Indian-officials-in-US-ignore-museums-request-to-ID-idol/articleshow/32178998.cms

 

 

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Italy Returns Marines Only Power Talks

In India on March 22, 2013 at 19:14

Now Italy has agreed to return the marines involved in the killing of Fishermen in Kerala, India.

earlier Italy refused to return the marines who had gone to Italy from Indian Custody after an undertaking by the Italian Ambassador  to The Supreme Court of India that they would be returned  to India.

When Italy reneged on its commitment, India made a smart move in moving the Supreme court which blocked the Italian ambassador Mancini from leaving India and a blazing row ensued between India and Italy.

India’s firm stand against EUs quoting Vienna conventions India refused to buckle.

This has paid off.

Obviously Power usually works!

Wish India does it with Pakistan and Sri Lanka s well.

Story:

Italian Marines involved in the Murder of Indian Fishermen,

Italian Marines involved in the Murder of Indian Fishermen,

NEW DELHI—Bowing to pressure from New Delhi, Rome announced two Italian marines will return to India to stand trial on murder charges, a move that is likely to end a diplomatic impasse between the two countries.

Following discussions with Indian officials, the government of Prime Minister Mario Monti said that the two men—Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone—will be returning to India on Friday.

“Indian authorities have given us a written assurance that the marines will be treated well, and that their rights will be respected,” the Italian government said in a statement on Thursday night.

Rome was previously worried that the two men risked the death penalty in India, a form of punishment that is banned in Italy.

Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, in a statement to Parliament Friday, said his government informed Italian officials that capital punishment is not applicable in this case.

The men are accused of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen off the coast of southern India last year. They deny they committed murder.

They were detained by local police, sparking a disagreement between Italy and India over where they should be tried.

India’s Supreme Court in January ordered its own courts have jurisdiction and said the criminal case will be handled in a special court in Delhi.

Italy contended the men should be tried in Italy as the incident occurred in international waters.

A month later, the court agreed to a request from Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini, on behalf of his government, to allow the two men to travel to Italy for a four-week period to vote.

Last week, Italy announced the naval officers would not be returning to India as planned, a decision that led to an escalating diplomatic crisis.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324103504578375721264728796.html

‘Your Facebook Profile after Your Death’ Video

In Interesting and funny, internet on December 9, 2012 at 08:43

For those who remain Immortal or leave something of themselves to posterity!

Me, I will be leaving behind only my children!

Facebook.

Facebook profile.

‘Nobody knows exactly when the 39-year-old, who went by the online moniker “Dare Dellcan,” took his life. Nobody knows why the normally cheery creative director and design company owner did it. And for the first couple of days, few people besides the police officers who found his body on July 16 knew he was dead.

The day after the discovery, a message appeared on Dowdell’s Facebook wall.

“I am a friend of Anthony’s. I wish I could call you all to inform you personally and this is probably a crappy way to find this out but our dear friend Anthony aka Ant aka Dare Dellcan has passed away. It is confirmed. I live around the corner and I have spoken with authorities this evening … I am only sharing this because if I was Anthony’s friend, I would want to know too. And I know that Anthony had friends all over the place.”

Dowdell had 692 friends on the social network. They were in New Jersey, where he lived, New York City, where he was raised, and spread from Los Angeles to Miami. A few were in Brazil and Italy. As with most people on Facebook, they were former girlfriends and dates-turned-friends, high school and college classmates, co-workers. Many hadn’t seen him in years. Most didn’t know each other.

The message on Facebook, linked to a newspaper article about an unnamed manfound dead in a truck in the store’s parking lot, is how nearly all learned of Dowdell’s death.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/death-facebook-dead-profiles_n_2245397.html

 

 

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2000 Year Old Ship Found with Food, Edible.

In Interesting and funny on August 10, 2012 at 08:55

Why do not we understand what the preservatives have been used?

Story:

'Shipwreck with Food intact,

Divers examine one of an estimated 200 pots found on a shipwreck off the coast of Italy. The pots are so well-preserved food remains inside them

One of the best preserved shipwrecks ever found has been discovered off the Italian coast.

Divers say they have found a ship off the coast of Italy which they believe is about 2,000 years old.

The ship, which was spotted in the sea off the town on Varazze in the province of Liguria, is thought to be a Roman-era commercial vessel.
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2185958/2-000-year-old-shipwreck-discovered-Italy-preserved-FOOD-intact.html#ixzz236qjUsgY

THE ROMAN MENU

The ship was found to be carrying over 200 pots containing food.

Initial tests have found pickled fish, which was often used to create a sauce called garum.

Garum was a popular staple of menus for wealthly Romans, made from fermented fish and served as a side dish to meals.

It was created by placing fatty fish such as sardines along with fish guts and blood into a large container with herbs and layers of salt.

The container was then left in the sun for several days, before being mixed ever day for around 20 days, until it became a liquid.

Other foodstuffs found in the pots include wine, oil and grain.

Shipwreck with Food Intact

Earthquake Hits Italy 50 Aftershocks. Videos

In natural disasters on May 30, 2012 at 15:59

An earthquake of the magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Italy and 50 after shocks were felt.

It caused severe damages and at least 15 people were killed.

“More than 50 aftershocks struck northern Italy overnight as thousands of people slept in tents or out in the open for fear of returning to their homes, a day after 16 people lost their lives and more than 300 were injured by a powerful earthquake.

The aftershocks rattled the nerves of the 14,000 people who have been left homeless by the earthquake which hit Emilia-Romagna on Tuesday and a previous one which hit the region on May 20.

Rescuers were searching for one missing person – the employee of an electronics warehouse in the town of Medolla, one of the towns at the epicentre of the quake.

Experts said the aftershocks could continue for days or even weeks, compounding the fear and uncertainty of the tens of thousands of people affected by the natural disaster in a triangle between the cities of Bologna, Ferrara and Modena.

“The aftershocks could go on for several weeks, or even months,” Andrea Morelli, the director of the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology, told Corriere della Sera newspaper.

The president of the institute, Stefano Gresta, said: “One cannot exclude the possibility that there could be more powerful earthquakes.” Tuesday’s earthquake hit towns and villages which were already battered from the quake of May 20.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9299532/Italy-earthquake-50-aftershocks-hit-stricken-region.html

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