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Top Stories India Post V O I C E O F I N D I A N S W O R L D W I D E NEW YORK • WASHINGTON D.C. • CHICAGO • ATLANTA • CALIFORNIA Ela Bhatt to be conferred Radcliffe Award Details on page 9 VOL 16, No. 863 March 25, 2011 50¢ Periodical Postage 5000 INDIANS LEAVE TSUNAMI-HIT JAPAN Dandi March against corruption begins Details on page 15 Shantanu Narayen Mukesh Ambani named on BoA Board Indian American appointed to Obama team Details on page 22 Details on page 7 USIBC hailed for promoting India-US biz ties South Asians condemn King hearing Details on page 22 Next Regional PBD to be held in Toronto Details on page 9 Robert Vadra in partnership with DLF Details on page 42 INDIA POST SURVEY This week’s question Is India safe from nuclear disaster? Last week’s result Young Americans think Sikhs are Al Qaeda? YES 67% NO 33% Details on page 5 BACK SAFE: Passengers talk with media persons after their arrival from Japan at IGI airport in New Delhi NEW DELHI: Nearly 5,000 Indians, out of a 25,000strong community based in Japan, have already left that country in the aftermath of tsunami caused by a massive earthquake. "It is difficult to give the exact number of Indians who have left so far as they are leaving from various airports apart from Tokyo. But the estimates are that the number at present is between 4,000 to 5,000," official sources told PTI. They said the government was closely monitoring the situation in Japan, which is reeling under the devastation caused by the tsunami and earthquake on March 11. The approximately 25,000 Indians in Japan were concentrated in the Kanto and Kansai regions. Meanwhile, after the first consignment of relief material, comprising woolen blankets, sent to the devastationhit country, India has offered to dispatch a team of National Disaster Management Authority and a response from Japan is awaited. Details on page 5 'Cash-for-votes' scam returns to haunt UPA NEW DELHI: The 2008 'cash-for-votes' scam has returned to haunt the UPA with a united Opposition in Parliament demanding resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in view of fresh charges that bribe was paid during the trust vote but the government was dismissive. Citing correspondence between the US Embassy and its government revealed by the Wikileaks, the Opposition parties created uproar in both Houses of Parliament, saying the appearance of the media reports had "shamed" the country and it showed the "murder of democracy". Responding to the attack, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was dismissive, saying the charges pertained to the 14th Lok Sabha and could not be discussed in the current one. Mukherjee asserted in the Rajya Sabha that the cables cited by the Wikileaks website were correspondence between a sovereign government and its mission abroad and that he could not confirm or deny the allegations. "Each Lok Sabha is sovereign in its time. What happened in the 14th Lok Sabha cannot be decided in the 15th Lok Sabha. Government of the day is accountable to the 15th Lok Sabha and not to the 14th Lok Sabha. Whatever happened in the 14th Lok Sabha has come to an end" with the end of the tenure, he said. Certified by “CIRCULATION VERIFICATION COUNCIL Readership 117,765” Cont’d on page 8 US-India hold Secretary-level defense talks Details on page 6 NJ Homeland Security officials meet community Details on page 44 CONTENTS Bollywood ---------------------- 34-35 Classifieds ------------------------- 47 Community Post -------------- 10-20 Date Book -------------------------- 31 Edit Page --------------------------- 49 HealthScience Post --------- 36-39 Horoscope ------------------------- 25 Immigration Post ------------- 44-46 Life Style ----------------------- 40-41 Philosophy ------------------------- 48 Publisherís Diary ------------------ 4 Real Estate -------------------- 42-43 Readers Write --------------------- 21 TechBiz Post ------------------- 22-23 Travel & Hospitality Post ---- 26-30


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