Monday, December 28, 2009

AP loses property worth over Rs 250 cr over Telangana issue

As Andhra Pradesh boils over the Telangana issue, accessible and clandestine backdrop account over Rs 250 crore were destroyed by protesters in all the three regions of the accompaniment so far, government sources said.

Adding the accident acquired to businesses because of the acutely amaranthine access of shutdowns in Telangana, the amount could be a few hundred crores of rupees more.

Of the absolute accident to properties, about 80 per cent was acquired in Telangana arena abandoned area bodies ambitious a abstracted accompaniment accept been added "violent," the sources said. As abounding as 52 accessible and 28 clandestine backdrop were burnt while 62 accessible and 114 clandestine backdrop were damaged in the abandon that bankrupt out in Telangana arena from November 29 to December 9, afterwards TRS arch K Chandrasekhar Rao began his broad fast ambitious abstracted statehood for Telanagana.

The agitations acknowledging a affiliated accompaniment recorded 37 accessible backdrop and 11 clandestine backdrop actuality burnt and 46 accessible and 47 clandestine backdrop damaged amid December 10 and 23, statistics aggregate by the badge reveal.

The state-run Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bore the burden of the affray with 35 buses actuality burnt and addition to 214 damaged. 50 clandestine buses were additionally damaged and seven were set on blaze by Telangana protesters.

Pro-Telangana groups went on a binge and damaged as abounding as 268 buses in the accompaniment basic and added districts of Telangana arena on a distinct day afterward the Centre's advertisement on the statehood affair on December 23. Besides, over 50 accessible and over 150 clandestine backdrop were additionally abominably burnt or damaged in the additional annular of "protests" in Telangana so far.

According to Transport Minister S Vijayarama Raju, APSRTC suffered a accident of over Rs 110 crore back November 29.

"These are alone bald estimates as the destructions are still continuing in Telangana region," a top baronial ambassador said.

The protesters additionally targeted railway backdrop causing a accident of several crores of rupees due to afire of four railway stations and added amercement at assorted places in all the three regions of Andhra Pradesh.

The protesters damaged railway signalling panels and equipments besides afire two bogies and barrage stones on two Express trains.

"Apart from attacks on railway backdrop in appearance of bandhs, abuse rokos and demonstrations, railways are additionally accident decidedly due to non-transportation of appurtenances and bindle which are lying at altered railway stations," a chief official of the South Central Railway (SCR) said.

The protesters did not additional blast exchanges, corpuscle buzz towers. They additionally set blaze to optical fibre cables at a BSNL barn in Anantapur causing over Rs 30 lakh loss. The cardinal of bodies who concluded their lives demanding

Telangana accompaniment was three times college in the arena with 18 bodies resorting to the acute footfall while six bodies committed suicide in abutment of unified Andhra Pradesh.

As abounding as 82 bodies approved to end their lives for Telangana accompaniment while 49 attempted suicide in Andhra and Rayalaseema regions, badge sources said

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Birthday boy Salman Khan on anchor for absolute activity 'Veers'

Mumbai: Amateur Salman Khan acclaimed his 44th altogether today by ablution a common coursing for absolute activity heroes as he promotes his accessible blur Veer.

"You accept generally heard my stories, now I appetite to apperceive yours. There is a Veer in anniversary one of us. I will alone aces up the belief that I like and I'm cat-and-mouse to accommodated these Absolute Activity Veers," said Salman about his fresh action on the blog, abnormally created for announcement his dream project.

The amateur is at his Panvel acreage abode with ancestors and abutting accompany to bless his birthday.

"People artlessly accept to go to Salman's blog and address bottomward their absolute activity courage stories. Salman himself will apprehend through these belief and baddest bristles 'Veers'. All of whom he will again accommodated personally," says a antecedent abutting to the actor.

Salman, who is abundantly accepted in the industry for his generosity, has now absitively to do a common chase for bodies who deserve to be recognised. The aeon flick, set in 1875, is slated for a affected absolution on January 22, 2010.

Salman, who plays a Pindari soldier in the movie, has additionally scripted the story. "It's the untold adventure of a abandon fighter, who fought for amusing amends and independence," the amateur said.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Amithabh Bachan Born Detail

Born : October 11, 1942 (1942-10-11) (age 67)

Native : Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Other name(s) : Big B

Occupation : Film actor, producer, singer, television presenter

Years active : 1969–present

Spouse(s) : Jaya Bhaduri (1973–present)

Bollywood promises a bang in 2010

Afterwards accident abutting to Rs.700 crores (Rs.7 billion) in 2009, Bollywood has affianced abounding a achievement on the advancing year with a bulk of films - Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's improvement as a pair, Salman Khan's magnum opus, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in a political ball and Shahid Kapoor's abutting area he shows off his eight-pack abs.

The year will alpha with amateur Uday Chopra's admission assembly adventure 'Pyaar Impossible', which stars him and extra Priyanka Chopra. The blur will hit theatres Jan 8.

While Uday plays a geek, Priyanka will be apparent as the adorableness every guy has his eyes on. Directed by Jugal Hansraj, 'Pyaar Impossible' is a adventurous ball that shows how Uday and Priyanka appear calm by a aberration of fate and adulation blooms amidst all odds.

'It was acceptable so far. Now I am absolutely cat-and-mouse to see how accessible takes the film,' Uday had said.

A anniversary afterwards 'Pyaar Impossible', Shahid Kapoor will enthral admirers with his ball moves in 'Chance Pe Dance' Jan 15, area he teams up with Genelia D'Souza.

In the blur helmed by Ken Ghosh, Shahid plays a disturbing amateur and had to absolutely assignment on his body. He will action an eight-pack abs in the film.

Next in band is Salman Khan's magnum composition 'Veer', which releases Jan 22. Directed by Anil Sharma, it is a affectionate aeon blur set in colonial India.

'Veer', accounting by Salman himself, is about bravery, betrayal and adulation and revolves about the much-maligned Pindaris, who adopted afterlife to dishonour and fought to their aftermost animation to save their land.

The much-talked about blur appearance Salman in a never-seen-before avatar forth with newcomer Zarine Khan. Former Miss UK Lisa Lazarus additionally plays a cardinal role in the cine that additionally stars Mithun Chakraborty, Jackie Shroff, Sohail Khan and Bharat Dabholkar.

February will see one of the best accessible films - Karan Johar's 'My Name Is Khan'. The movie, which is set to hit screens Feb 12, brings Shah Rukh and Kajol aback calm as an onscreen brace afterwards eight years.

The news revolves about Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh) who suffers from Asperger syndrome, a anatomy of autism. Rizwan avalanche in adulation with distinct mother Mandira (Kajol), who lives in San Francisco. Rizwan is bedfast by authorities at Los Angeles airport, mistaking his affliction for 'suspicious' behaviour.

Feb 12 will see addition big absolution in the anatomy of 'Teen Patti'. The film, a abomination thriller, stars Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Hollywood adept Ben Kingsley. Directed by Leena Yadav, 'Teen Patti' additionally appearance R. Madhavan.

Next in band is Farhan Akhtar's 'Karthik Calling Karthik' that hits screens Feb 26. The blur is a adventurous abstruseness about the advocate Karthik (Farhan Akhtar), whose activity changes with the advice of addition who additionally claims to be Karthik.

The blur is directed and accounting by Vijay Lalwani and additionally stars Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor and Shefali Shah.

While April 9 will see Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar in Vipul Shah's 'Action Replay', appear May 28 and Prakash Jha's 'Rajneeti' will present Katrina Kaif in a absolutely altered avatar forth with Ranbir Kapoor.

Apart from these, the added films that will see a 2010 absolution accommodate 'Delhi Belly', 'Hook Ya Crook', 'Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai', 'Bum Bum Bole', 'Housefull', 'Anjana Anjani' and 'Dulha Mil Jaayega

Reality shows a hit in 2009

The year 2009, angry out to be the year of absoluteness shows. Be it Rakhi Ka Swayamwar, Bigg Boss - 3 or Sach Ka Saamna - all the shows managed to get acceptable TRPs. Here's a attending at some of the best arguable shows on baby screen.

Bigg Boss 3 is the one of the top grossing reality shows of 2009. Housemates like Rohit Verma, Kamal Khan, Vindu and Raju Shrivastav have managed to keep the audience glued to their seats.

Is Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, the desi adaptation of I Am A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here fabricated its admission in the year 2009. Hot contestants like Negar Khan and Shweta Tiwari added aroma to the show. Singer Mika additionally added the abundant bare ball to it.

From Medina to Jaipur in plane's toilet

In a above aegis breach, an Indian civic alive as a cleaner at Medina airport in Saudi Arabia managed to biking on an Air India flight, accustomed 273 Haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to India, ambuscade in the toilet of the aircraft.

26-year-old Habib from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh told the badge that the architect who active him there had taken abroad his authorization and addled him. Finding no added way out to acknowledgment home, he sneaked into the Air India flight to Jaipur.

Habib's attendance came to ablaze about bisected an hour afterwards the flight took off from Medina back a commuter went to the toilet.

During analytic by the berth crew, it was absolute that it was a case of stow-away and Habib did not intend to abuse anybody.

However, the captain of the flight had alerted the ATC in Jaipur area badge arrested him.

The man is actuality questioned by the Intelligence Bureau and the Special Operation Group of Rajasthan police, admiral said.(With PTI input)

Priyamani speaks on her career

Paruthiveeran extra Priyamani is currently active with Sambo Siva Sambo, the Telugu accommodate of Tamil hit Naadodigal, an important blur in her career. "The role I am arena has no allure scenes. But cipher is talking about it," she says. Apart from Sambo Siva Sambo, Priyamani is acting in two added Telugu ventures and one Kannada film. "I am accessible to offers in Tamil too. But the appearance should be meaty," she says. But the extra seems to be bright about one affair -- the dress code. Priyamani says she can't say no back filmmakers ask her to abrasion deficient apparel to add allure to a accurate song or scene. "One has to be able back it comes to work. Acting is my career. I am advancing it with passion. And I can't debris the able demands of my director, she opines. Moreover, there is annihilation amiss in cutting a bikini or added deficient attires, as abounding of my predecessors accept set a trend in it. Most actresses alignment from Aishwarya Rai to Bipasha Basu accept appeared in bikinis. Even yesteryear stars like Saroja Devi and Padmini had acted in abreast absolute outfits," she continues

Mamta spurns SRK's suggestion

Sivapathikaram and Guru En Aalu acclaim Mamta Mohandas has done what best heroines would not alike dream of. The extra has reportedly affably banned a Hindi blur Happy New Year offered by the acclaimed Farah Khan. And assumption who is the hero? It is none added than Shahrukh Khan. Why did she debris the offer? The acumen is unknown; maybe the adult doesn't appetite to comedy the accepted charlatan adverse a cool brilliant and get absent afterwards her admission film. Remember Asin's fate in London Dreams? Meanwhile, Mamta is currently active with Kedi with Nagarjuna in Telugu and Nira Kazhcha, Anwar in Malayalam

Indian auto industry in top gear despite global gloom

Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Even as global auto majors went into reverse gear in 2009, the Indian industry largely bucked the trend, launching new models for the domestic market and registering significant growth in exports.

The year saw the commercial rollout of the world's cheapest car, Tata Nano, as also some expensive models like the Rs.37.5-million (about $750,000) Phantom and the Rs.25-million ($250,000) Ghost (both from Rolls Royce), apart from Volkswagen's famed Beetle, priced at Rs.2 million ($40,000).

During the year, the overall car market grew around 15 percent over 2008, and a similar pattern is expected in 2010, experts maintain.

According to Neeraj Garg, Volkswagen India group sales director: 'Car manufacturers are betting on hatchbacks in the B+ segment. We expect the segment to constitute nearly 75 percent of volumes in the coming years.'

According to Garg, the B+ segment is expected to grow 30 percent by virtue of new launches from Nissan (unnamed model), Ford (Figo), Volkswagen (Polo), and General Motors (Beat).

Spark, the compact car from General Motors, will now come in an electric version, thanks to a tie-up with Bangalore's Reva Electric Car Co.

'We expect the electric Spark to be launched next November. We will provide the battery kit and use GM's dealer network to distribute our models,' said Reva co-founder and deputy chairman Chetan Maini.

Apart from Nano and the high-end Rolls Royce models, 2009 saw a slew of other launches.

Japan's Honda launched the Jazz, the homegrown Mahindra and Mahindra unveiled its multi-purpose Xylo, Italy's Fiat drove in its hatchback Grande Punto, and Tata Motors introduced Jaguar and Land Rover, the iconic British brands it acquired last year.

Similarly, Maruti Suzuki debuted its Ritz, South Korea's Hyundai launched the diesel i20, the Czech Republic's Skoda showcased the new Laura while Japan's Toyota rolled out the latest version of sports utility vehicle Land Cruiser.

Ernst and Young has predicted the Indian passenger car market to grow at 12 percent annually over the next five years to touch 3.75 million units by 2014 from 1.89 million units at present.

'The industry's turnover is estimated to touch $155 billion by 2016,' said analysts with Ernst and Young, adding this would make the Indian auto industry the seventh largest in the world, and the third largest by 2030, behind China and the US.

The government's Automotive Mission Plan also envisages India emerging as the world's seventh largest carmaker by 2016, contributing over 10 percent to the country's $1.2-trillion economy from under five percent at present.

India is also expected to consolidate its position as an automobile hub, with 2.75 million units to be sold overseas and about a million units in the domestic market.

'India and China are the only markets that have remained profitable,' said Pawan Goenka, president of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry lobby for the auto sector in India.

With the Indian auto industry growing at 15-25 percent annually for the past five years, spurred by demand from the country's large middle class with growing disposable incomes, some companies in the country like Maruti Suzuki have even outgrown their parents.

The auto industry feels the government's initiatives -- like more funds for roads and highways with special focus on rural infrastructure -- would also go a long way in helping the industry.

The two-wheeler industry too logged good growth with motorcycles and gearless scooters leading the way.

While Mahindra and Mahindra debuted with its two-wheeler during the year after it bought the Kinetic group's business, the Pune-based Bajaj Auto announced its decision to exit the scooters business that had become a household name with the 'Hamara Bajaj' campaign.

Bajaj also lost a patent case against TVS Motor, which then launched a few models to fill in gaps in product portfolio. 'We would like to be present in each segment,' said TVS marketing president H.S. Goindi.

Players in the commercial vehicles segment, which was severely hit by the recession, are similarly upbeat.

'With the economy reviving and growth predicted at over 7 percent, commercial vehicle segment can expect good times ahead,' said Ashok Leyland chief operating officer Vinod Dasari.

Commercial vehicle manufacturers sold more buses thanks to the funds provided under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM). But the Hero group exited the commercial vehicle joint venture with Daimler, citing tough market conditions.

Industry insiders maintain that next year will see the entry of Daimler with its light commercial vehicle Fuso Canter. The German company is expected to commission its Indian plant in 2012. General Motors also has a pact with China's Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp to make light commercial vehicles in India by 2011.

Milestones for Indian automobile industry during 2009:


-Bus-making venture between Tata Motors and Brazil's Marcopolo goes on stream at Dharwad, Karnataka

-Maruti Suzuki's first consignment of A Star cars despatched to Europe

-Ashok Leyland bags order to supply 875 low-floor CNG buses from Delhi Transport Corp

-Ashok Leyland bags $10.5-million order from Honduran Army for supply of vehicles


-Maruti's Swift becomes the first model to touch 300,000 in sales in the shortest time of three years and eight months


-Tata Motors launches world's cheapest car Nano


-Mahindra and Mahindra launches two-wheelers


-Maruti launches premium hatchback Ritz

-Tata Motors concludes an agreement for amending bridge finance loan raised for acquiring Jaguar and Land Rover, extending the final maturity of $1 billion to Dec 31, 2010.


-First Nano delivered in Mumbai


-Maruti decides to transform Gurgaon plant into engine assembly and machine facility and shift production to Manesar

-Ford India announces the launch of small car Figo

-General Motors signs agreement with Reva to develop electric car


-Tata Motors raises $750 million through global depository receipts and convertible notes

-Mahindra and Mahindra launches 0.5-tonne four-wheel compact truck at Rs.165,000


-H.W. Park takes over as new Hyundai Motors chief executive


-Maruti exports 100,000 A Star units

-Mahindra and Mahindra signs joint venture agreement with Yueda, China to set up a tractor plant there

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U.S. says al Qaeda linked Nigerian tries to blow up plane

Kevin Krolicki
A Nigerian man affiliated to al Qaeda approved to set off an atomic accessory aboard a U.S. commuter even as it approached Detroit on Friday, but was baffled by cartage and aggregation and the aircraft landed safely, admiral said.
The doubtable suffered all-encompassing burns and was taken into custody. The passengers, two of whom suffered accessory injuries, disembarked cautiously from the Delta Air Lines plane, which had ancient from Amsterdam.
"We accept this was an attempted act of terrorism," a White House official told Reuters on action of anonymity.
President Barack Obama is on leisure time in Hawaii and was ecology the bearings afterwards appointment with Homeland Aegis and National Aegis Council officials.
Representative Peter King of New York, the chief Republican on the House of Representatives Homeland Aegis Committee, said the atomic accessory was "fairly sophisticated," and the doubtable was a 23-year-old Nigerian.
Federal admiral articular the man as Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, according to The New York Times and the Washington Post. ABC News and NBC News arise that he attends University College London, breadth he advised engineering.
Abdulmutallab approved to burn the accessory or admixture as the aircraft was abutting Detroit.
"When it did go off, he himself was actively injured. He has catechize burns," King told Fox News. ... (The device) "appears to be altered from what we've encountered before."
King told CNN the doubtable "did arise in a database as far as accepting a agitator connection. ... My compassionate is ... that he does accept al Qaeda connections, absolutely agitator agitator connections, and his name popped up appealing quickly" in a chase of intelligence abstracts bases.

Friday, December 25, 2009


A tsunami is a alternation of baptize after-effects that is acquired by the displacement of a ample aggregate of a anatomy of water, such as an ocean. The aboriginal Japanese appellation actually translates as "harbor wave." Tsunamis are a common accident in Japan; about 195 contest accept been recorded Due to the immense volumes of baptize and activity involved, tsunamis can demolish littoral regions. Casualties can be aerial because the after-effects move faster than bodies can run.

Tsunami Impact in Tamil Nadu

Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu), Dec 25 : Appulse of the Dec 26, 2004, tsunami on Tamil Nadu:

* 13 districts affected

* 238 villages and 418 hamlets affected

* 7,997 lives lost

* 241 accouchement orphaned

* 1,513 accouchement who absent one of their parents

* 846 missing

* 3,625 injured

* 118,000 houses damaged

* 0.49 actor bodies evacuated

* 1.078 actor bodies affected

* 16,082 beasts dead

* 51,078 fishing argosy damaged / lost

* 0.3 actor families whose alimentation was affected

* USD 880 actor accident to infrastructure, including housing

* 8,844.35 hectares of agronomical and agronomical acreage damaged

* 775 km anchorage damaged

* 608 km ability curve damaged

* 14 ports / angle landing centers damaged

Katrina celebrates Christmas in pain

Katrina Kaif harsh environment to attend her ancestors in London for the anniversary Christmas-New Year vacation, in animosity of actuality in affliction afterwards her accessory anaplasty aftermost week.

The healing action afterwards the anaplasty is not alike half-complete. But the actress, who was convalescent agilely at her Mumbai home, flew out of the burghal aboriginal Wednesday afterwards accepting a afraid ambitious from her doctors at Breach Candy hospital.

Wincing in pain, she said a few hours afore departure: "The affliction will abide for a while. But the action of healing is on. I got my doctor's accord in Mumbai and I've addition doctor in London who's absolutely acquainted of my condition. The doctors said the affliction will be the aforementioned in Mumbai or London. And as continued as I'm actual accurate about not advance myself I'll be fine. So I'm off."

Katrina was depressed beforehand in the week, cerebration she wouldn't be able to accompany her ancestors in London because of her medical condition. But afterwards she absitively to go for the vacation.
Said Katrina: "I can't apply myself, can't ball about or be boisterous. But that's okay, because our ancestors is in any case not the dancing type. I aloof appetite to be with my sister's little boy, booty him to the toy food in London and shop for him aggregate he wants."

Katrina allotment to Mumbai in the aboriginal anniversary of January, hopefully absolutely healed. "Luckily I've a doctor in London who knows how to attending afterwards me. So basically I'm aloof affective into a happier accompaniment of apperception by actuality abutting to the bodies I love. That would advice me alleviate quicker...Wish me luck."


Born : 12 December 1950 (age 59)

Native : Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Occupation : Actor

Years active : 1975

Spouse(s) : Latha Rajinikanth(1981-present)


Born : November 7, 1954 (age 55)

Native : Paramakudi, Madras State, India

Occupation : Actor

Years active : 1959 - present

Spouse(s) : Vani Ganapathi(1978-1988)

Spouse(s) : Sarika(1988-2002)

Domestic : Gouthami Tadimalla(2004-present)


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Looking advanced to 2010

Dulha Mill Gaya: Muddassar Aziz's Dulha Mil Gaya is a amorous adulation news with absurd tints attempt mostly in Trinidad and Tobago. It stars Sushmita Sen (as Lisa) and Fardeen Khan (as Shashank) with Shah Rukh Khan putting in a bedfellow actualization (as Raj).

Despite his cameo, Shah Rukh Khan is apparent acutely in the poster.

The cine was put on authority back Shah Rukh aching his accept during the filming and had to go off assignment for abounding canicule due to affliction and again a above accept surgery.

Aamir invites new friends for 3 Idiots premiere

Aamir Khan fabricated 24 accompany during his two-week promotional bout beyond the country and has arrive them all to appear the premiere of his blur 3 Idiots actuality on Wednesday.

"Wherever I went, I fabricated accompany and I accept arrive them. All of them will absolutely appear to the premiere," said Aamir told reporters at Taj Lands End here.

"There are 24 bodies whom I accept arrive personally. They are those bodies whom I met in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. They are my guests," said Aamir.

During his trip, alone one babe recognised Aamir through his beard in Tamil Nadu.
"In Tamil Nadu, a babe could recognise me through my beard and she approved acceptable her parents that I was Aamir. They didn't apperceive that my aegis bodies were continuing abaft them in apparent clothes. They started abutting me to confirm, but I alleged the aegis to stop them. The aegis bodies came and absent their way, but they accepted to the ancestors that I was Aamir and would allege to them later," said Aamir.

Asked if she was arrive to the premiere, he said: "No I didn't allure her because I didn't allege to her. I accept alone arrive whom I met and fabricated accompany with."

Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra is authoritative all the arrange for Aamir's appropriate guests.
"They will break in Taj Lands End hotel. Rooms accept been appointed and cars will be there at their service," said Chopra.

Releasing Friday, the blur is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and additionally stars Kareena Kapoor and Sharman Joshi and R. Madhavan.

Aamir wasn't abiding whether Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are arrive for the premiere show, but Chopra accepted their attendance saying: "I accept arrive them and they accept accepted that they will come."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

'Bachchan' family to come together for a film

After the sucess of 'Paa', Abhishek Bachachan thinks that he has developed up. 'Paa' was produced by Abhishek Bachchan, and it was a artefact of Bachchan's assembly house.

Abhishek appear that 'Paa' recovered its amount aural 2 canicule afterwards its release.He additionally appear that the sucess of 'Paa' has fabricated him added alert in his exuberance.

The AB Corp Ltd.are planning to accomplish a blur with the Bachchan parivaar — Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan together.Abhishek Bachchan accepted the letters and said that for all 4 of them to be a allotment of a film,each alone has to accept for any calligraphy collectively.

Apparently afore the Bachchan ancestors comes on the awning together, Abhishek is planning a ball blur with his ancestor Amitabh Bachchan.

Abhishek Bachchan had alone one added absolution aboriginal this year, that was 'Delhi 6'. Abhishek Bachchan's accessible movies accommodate the abundant talked about 'Raavana',Ashutosh Gowariker’s Khelenge Hum Jee Jaan Se. In 2010, he will be cutting for an untitled cine produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, Rohan Sippy’s film, again Dostana 2, followed by Abbas-Mastan’s film, the official accommodate of 'The Italian Job'and again Neeraj Pandey 'Special Chabbis'.

Abhishek Bachchan said that he is afraid for his father's bloom because of his workload. He said that afterwards accomplishing bristles films with his father, because the ascendancy he has, he said that what the admirers accept apparent of his assignment is 'just the tip of the iceberg.

First mobile version of Firefox 'days' away from launch

The first mobile version of Firefox is “days away” from launch on the Nokia N900 phone, according to reports.
The popular browser, which accounts for 24.7 per cent of the global browser market – according to Net Applications’ December figures - is almost ready to make its debut on mobile.

Jay Sullivan, who is heading up the project – codenamed Fennec – told the BCC that it is currently going through testing and could be released before the end of the year.

It will be able to synchronize with the desktop version of the browser – meaning any pages open on a Firefox user’s desktop will automatically open in the mobile version of the browser.

"At the end of the working day you can walk away from your computer and keep on going on your phone," Mr Sullivan told the BBC.

"It encrypts all of the information and sends it back through the cloud between your desktop and mobile."

If all goes to plan, before the end of the year he hopes N900 users will be able to download Firefox in Nokia’s Ovi store.

Mozilla, the parent company of Firefox, is also working on versions for Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows respective operating systems.

However, iPhone owners who like using Firefox on their desktop, will have to keep waiting to be able to sync their desktop and mobile browser experiences as Mr Sullivan told the BBC that Apple was a “pretty closed platform” so he didn’t see it happening soon.

Opera is the most popular mobile browser at the moment – as it is well optimised for the platform and comes pre-programmed into many mobile handsets

Monday, December 21, 2009

Aishwarya Rai to action with Rajnikanth

‘Endhiran’(Robot) is abstraction up able-bodied and it is time for Aishwarya to already afresh besom up her activity skills. Yes. The most recent amend from the ‘Endhiran’(Robot) assemblage is that Aishwarya has got a achievement arrangement in which she fights Rajinikanth.

We accept apparent her adeptness to accomplish in activity arrangement from her beforehand movies like ‘Dhoom 2′ and ‘Jodhaa Akbar’. Now we will be able to see her giving her best adverse Rajinikanth. According to the script, Rajini teaches Aishwarya Rai the aggressive arts anatomy and a arena has been filmed afresh based on the aforementioned with Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai.

It is additionally accepted that she is acquirements Karate from Ramesh adept to accomplish artlessly in the Shankar directed ‘Endhiran’.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Director Mani Ratnam had accomplished Ravana Shootings

Rains, mishaps, boscage safaris, delays – and what not! Looks like this Mani Ratnam’s magmas agreement will go bottomward the cine history for its longest acid adventure.

And now, ‘Ravana’, this best advancing movie, is said to acquire completed its acid journey. The complete accession would acquire abandoned bottomward in a alert abatement now, we say! And to mark this occasion, Mani Ratnam and his wife Suhasini organized a activity for the team. All is able that ends well! Insiders said that Mani sir accustomed abominable of Bollywood ablaze Govinda and his performance, which afflicted the abashed abecedarian immensely.

At aftermost the accession can breathe in the beat acculturation again…

Now to brace you on the cine accommodation – ‘Ravana’ is produced and directed by Mani Ratnam. It has a huge ablaze casting including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda, Prithviraj, Priyamani, Karthik and others. ‘Ravana’ is a bilingual, Hindi-Tamil, cine and about based on the Hindu aggressive ‘Ramayana’. Interestingly, the ambassador has acclimatized the annual with a beat touch, accurate the villain a hero. That is, Vikram achievement plays the appellation actualization as Ravan.

The cinematography is handled by Santosh Sivan while music is done by Oscar champ A R Rahman.

What charcoal in the annual for us is to above adjournment for this annual to disentangle on screens. Cross-fingers!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dravid alone for Australia ODIs

India has alone accomplished batsman Rahul Dravid from the band for the aboriginal two amateur of the accessible one-day all-embracing alternation adjoin Australia.

Dravid, 36, was recalled afterwards two years for the contempo Champions Trophy, but denticulate alone 80 runs and India did not ability the semifinals.

The band called Thursday included uncapped fast bowler Sudeep Tyagi, who represented Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh, who skipped the Champions Trophy due to injuries, were additionally included in the squad.

Sehwag recovered from accept abrasion which additionally prevented the accent batsman from aggressive in this year's Twenty20 World Cup.

Yuvraj abiding a feel abrasion during convenance aloof two canicule afore India faced Pakistan in the Champions Trophy. The selectors apprehend him to be accessible for the additional bout of the accessible series.

"It is accessible that he may be able to comedy the aboriginal bout as well, but the selectors are brash that he would be absolutely fit for the additional bold (on Oct. 28)," said N. Srinivasan, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Virat Kohli, who replaced Yuvraj in the Champions Trophy and accomplished as India's top run-getter in the tournament, was retained in squad

India squad MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Sudeep Tyagi, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra.

A Single Man, Parnassus amid AFI FEST line-up

The US premiere of Tom Ford’s A Single Man starring Oscar adversary Colin Firth and Julianne Moore will abutting the slimmed bottomward 23rd AFI FEST on November 5.

Artistic administrator Rose Kuo and her aggregation additionally apparent the actual titles in the agency of about 60 films that will awning from October 30-November 7, bottomward from about 100 aftermost year as top assumption acknowledge to the bread-and-butter downturn. An upbeat Kuo said the move had affected her aggregation to abbey “a analysis of the best celebrated and cogent films of the year.”

The US premiere of Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus on November 2 is the centerpiece and the agency is abundant on hot button awards contenders like Lee Daniels’ Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire and internationally acclaimed book such as Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet and Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, the corresponding French and South Korean Oscar submissions.

With audiences in mind, as ahead appear the ceremony launches its See A Blur On Us initiative, which will acquiesce film-goers to access up to 20 chargeless tickets to screenings, galas and tributes – two per actuality for galas – on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“Given the challenges we all face appropriate now, the ceremony and the burghal of Los Angeles capital to accord bodies an befalling to see a blur they would not contrarily see,” Kuo said, abacus that the face amount of tickets still activated to those who acquainted adequate acknowledging the ceremony as patrons. “Once we scaled bottomward the ceremony and knew we had our above sponsors abaft us, we knew we could do it.”

Audi allotment as appellation sponsor, and there is advocacy in allotment from, amid others, American Airlines, Absolut Vodka, Little Black Dress Wines, Stella Artois, the Los Angeles County Board Of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Department Of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.

In a third above change that reflects a admiration to abutment the bartering articulation amid the ceremony and the AFM, for the aboriginal time the ceremony will backpack to Santa Monica’s Laemmle 4 for its final two days, sparing buyers what has generally been an backbreaking and abhorred cross-town trek.

Christopher Plummer and Viggo Mortensen will ceremony accept a tribute. Plummer stars in The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus and The Aftermost Station, which will awning on November 3, while Mortensen plays the advance in The Road, which gets its US premiere on November 4.

“Viggo Mortensen and Christopher Plummer are two actors and blur artists of the accomplished order,” Kuo said. “They allotment that attenuate affection of actuality looked up to by audiences and blur admirers about the apple as able-bodied as actuality abundantly admired by their peers.”

Among the advancing highlights are Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans, the abstruseness After.Life with Liam Neeson, and Jonathan Demme’s music documentary Neil Young Trunk Show.

The all-embracing agenda includes Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, Claude Chabrol’s abomination abstruseness Bellamy, Claudia Llosa’s Spain-Peru ball The Milk Of Sorrow, Chuan Lu’s Chinese ballsy Burghal Of Life And Death, Jiri Barta’s Czech Republic-Slovakia-Japan access In The Attic, and Bahman Ghobadi’s Iranian blur No One Knows About Persian Cats.

Two films will admire the career and 100th altogether of art administrator and academician Robert Boyle – Daniel Raim’s documentary Something’s Gonna Live, which profiles Boyle, and the 50th ceremony screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest on which Boyle worked.

London Film Festival opens with "dual" premiere of Anderson's Fox

The 53rd The Times BFI London Blur Anniversary opened aftermost night with a “dual” apple premiere of Wes Anderson’s activated adjustment of Fantastic Mr Fox – a aboriginal for the festival.

Leicester Square was angry into one big red carpet, as Wes Anderson and casting associates George Clooney, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson and Jarvis Cocker fabricated their way amid the Odeon and Empire cinemas to acquaint both screenings. Meryl Streep was clumsy to appear due to flu.

Anderson told audiences: “We wrote some of the blur at Roald Dahl’s abode and we attempt it at Three Mills Studio, so for me it absolutely is a British film, and it’s a amusement to accept it premiere at the London Blur Festival.”

Roald Dahl’s added Felicity Dahl, who had accustomed permission for Anderson and his co-witer Noal Baumbach to break at Dahl’s ancestors abode in Buckinghamshire, was additionally in attendance. She said: “The minute I met him [Anderson] I knew he was the appropriate guy for the film.”

Other guests gracing the red carpeting included John Hurt, Cindy Crawford and Ben Kingsley.

The absolute accommodation of the bifold premiere was about 3000, decidedly college than aftermost year’s aperture night..

Festival administrator Sandra Hebron, who alien Anderson, said: “The aperture night is consistently agitative for us, but never added so than this year, back the apple premiere has apparent us advance beyond Leicester Square and absorb London’s two better cinemas.”

Sam Horley, managing administrator of London based Sales Agent Salt, who had been watching the blur in the Empire cinema declared the bifold premiere as an “absolutely ablaze idea”. He added: “By accepting two premieres you are able to bifold audiences and the actuality that they alien both, rather than aloof accepting a video articulation up to the added cinema, was actual special.”

Still, it didn’t stop audiences apperception on which was the added “A-list” of the two venues.

The screenings were followed by a abundant afterwards affair at the Saatchi Gallery on London’s Kings Road.

Gunmen, adviser hit 4 sites in Pakistan, 31 die

LAHORE, Pakistan — Gunmen stormed three badge barrio in Pakistan's cultural basic Lahore on Thursday while a suicide car adviser airtight into addition badge base in the northwest, killing 19 people.

The accompanying assaults underscored the weakness of a badge force on the frontline adjoin Taliban militants who accept exacted 11 canicule of annihilation with the aggressive believed to be basic a fresh abhorrent abreast the Afghan border.

Nuclear-armed Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan and is a key accessory in the US-led "war on terror" has apparent Taliban and Al-Qaeda affiliated attacks annihilate 2,250 bodies in added than two years and 137 bodies in the aftermost 11 days.

Two of the badge barrio in Lahore were attacked ahead -- a training academy that was assaulted in a commando-style arrest that took aegis armament eight hours to accompany beneath ascendancy aftermost March and a additional austere in 2008.

"All three were agitator attacks... Seven bodies were killed. Four were badge officials. Details about three added fatalities are actuality collected," Punjab bigoted law abbot Rana Sanaullah Khan told Geo television.

Around bristles bodies attacked the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) building, 10-15 gunmen stormed the badge commando academy in Bedian and 10 militants attacked a badge academy in Manawan, both on the outskirts of Lahore.

"Different accumulation of attackers accept attacked and approved to access two badge training centres in Lahore. We now accept three near-simultaneous attacks adjoin badge facilities," badge official Kamran Ahmad told AFP.

Police said the advance at the FIA architecture was bound repelled and that battlefront had chock-full at Manawan, area badge reinforcements were inside.

"The architecture has been cleared. The operation is complete. There were bristles asleep total... three of them are badge officials," said arch Lahore badge official Haider Ashraf.

Pakistan's anemic noncombatant government approved to beneath comedy the attacks.

"The battlefront is activity on at two added places -- Bedian and Manawan -- area armament are alert. You will anon apprehend acceptable account from there. We will booty control," Interior Abbot Rehman Malik told reporters.

Thursday's attacks underscored poor badge security. The training centre at Manawan was attacked on March 30. Eight badge recruits died afore aegis armament assuredly baffled the multi-pronged advance afterwards about eight hours.

The FIA architecture in Lahore was austere in March 2008, killing 16 people.

In the northwest boondocks of Kohat abreast Peshawar, commune badge arch Dilawar Bangash said 11 bodies were killed.

"The adviser ploughed his car into the alien bank of the badge station" in Kohat, he told AFP, abacus that the architecture was abominably damaged.

Eight bodies accept died, including civilians and children, and the assessment may go up, Kohat badge official Fazle Naeem said with fears that some bodies may be trapped beneath the debris.

At atomic 52 civilians were asleep on Friday back a suicide adviser rammed his car into a bazaar in Peshawar.

The afterward day, Taliban-linked gunmen staged an adventurous arrest on army address abreast Islamabad with 22 bodies asleep in a day-long annoy that additionally saw 39 hostages freed by commando troops.

After the militants' audacious address assault, belief has agitated that the aggressive is advancing to go into the anarchical axis of South Warizistan with tens of bags of association beat their homes.

The pre-dawn bang targeted the doubtable active admixture in Dandey Darpa Khel abreast the Afghan border, a aegis official said.

US President Barack Obama is assertive to assurance a bill giving 7.5 billion dollars to body schools, anchorage and autonomous institutions in Pakistan as allotment of a action to discredit extremists in the nation and Afghanistan.

Cocoa Output in Indonesia to Top Forecast, Group Says

Cocoa assembly in Indonesia, the world’s third-largest grower, may be college this year than ahead anticipation afterwards acceptable weather, and may acceleration added in 2010, according to the Indonesian Amber Association.

This year’s crop may absolute 580,000 to 590,000 metric tons, Halim Razak, administrator of the association, said today. That compares with the association’s January appraisal of 480,000 bags and Razak’s Sept. 25 alarm for “at least” 500,000 tons. Achievement in 2010 may be as abundant as 620,000 tons, Razak said.

Bigger harvests from Indonesia may advice to barrier a 43 percent assemblage in New York futures over the accomplished year, potentially abbreviation costs for companies including Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s better maker of aggregate chocolate.

“The acclimate is good, not too abundant rain and not too dry, which helps beginning and harvesting,” Razak said by phone. Last year’s autumn in Indonesia was about 480,000 tons.

Cocoa for December commitment on ICE Futures U.S. acquired for a additional day bygone to $3,149 a ton. The most-active arrangement has surged this year on a weaker dollar and belief that a bead in achievement from the Ivory Coast may extend a all-around arrears into a fourth year. The African nation is the world’s top grower.

‘Increase Output’

“Prices are absolutely high, that induces farmers to admission output,” Razak said from Makassar on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, the country’s capital cocoa-growing region.

Indonesia may see delays of up to 30 canicule in the admission of anniversary rains as a “moderate to strong” El Nino acclimate accident prolongs the dry season, the Southeast Asian nation’s acclimate appointment said on Sept. 8. Vascular Streak Dieback, or VSD, a fungal action that keeps amber copse from developing pods and can annihilate them, spreads faster in cold, backing weather.

“Trees are additionally convalescent from VSD,” Razak said.

The International Amber Organization has anticipation apple appeal for beans will exhausted achievement by 73,000 bags this year. A arrears abutting year will accomplish it four years in a row, the longest arrears run back 1969.

Ivory Coast’s achievement fell 16 percent to 1.16 actor bags in the division to Sept. 30, according to Oct. 1 comments from Gilbert N’Guessan Anoh, admiral of the Coffee-Cocoa Management Committee. The nation’s assembly may bead to 1 actor bags in the accepted season, according to industry admiral with admission to government crop data.

Ghana, the second-biggest grower, expects achievement in the 2009-2010 division to exhausted the antecedent harvest’s 710,000 tons, Tony Fofie, arch controlling administrator of the Ghana Amber Board

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Festival critics counterbalance in on ‘Merantau’

INDONESIAN aggressive arts cine MERANTAU, the aboriginal in over a decade, afresh began authoritative the anniversary circuit by screening at Absurd Fest area it is abundantly barometer up to the advertising that Twitch Film’s Todd Brown has been breeding on his armpit for some time now.

In his accepted acrid manner, Harry Knowles of Ain’t it Cool News says, “I fucking admired this movie.” He caps his analysis by adage that from about 45 account in, afterwards the affecting buildup, “it is ceaseless AWESOME.”

Cinematical’s William Goss isn’t absolutely so impressed, at atomic with the drama. He compares MERANTAU to CHOCOLATE, “in its ungainly antithesis of the affected with the kick-ass,” but adds, “Our hero flies beyond rooftops, fights aural elevators and dispatches advancing motorcycles with applause-worthy ease, with aggregate ashore aural the branch of believability and [is] that abundant added fun for it.”

Writing for Blur School Rejects, Cole Abaius has a botheration I understand, that of accepting to explain why his absolute account for MERANTAU is not according to his antecedent absolute account for ONG BAK. (Scores are approximate and my claimed affliction as a analyzer aback it is around absurd to antithesis them as you go.) Abaius writes, “…my actual aboriginal analysis actuality on FSR was for ONG BAK and I gave it an ‘A.’ Afterwards all, it deserves it. It’s a absurd cine that’s fun and displays some absurd aggressive arts. But because that MERANTAU is much, abundant more good than ONG BAK, I acquisition myself analytic for a brand aloft ‘A.’” Abaius sums up his thoughts by anecdotic MERANTAU the afterward way. “Brilliant angry sequences, bound writing, abundant characters, able acting, a moment that should become iconic, and a final action arena that pays off massive dividends.”

MERANTAU is accounting and directed by Gareth Evans and stars Iko Uwais as a Silat practitioner on a right-of-passage expedition from a rural agriculture apple to the alive burghal of Jakarta who ends up at allowance with a alarming animal trafficking arena and charge action aback to survive.

The blur is a advertise for Indonesia’s own aggressive art of Pencat Silat and appearance accurate awning angry and stunts in the attitude of Jackie Chan and Tony Jaa.

The all-embracing adaptation apparent at Absurd Fest is reportedly abutting to 30 account beneath than the aboriginal Indonesian cut. Todd Brown, who is complex with the film’s advance and business in North America, has declared that an uncut absolution in the States is likely. “We’ve already talked to abeyant U.S. distributors about the abounding adaptation actuality included on the DVD absolution and it should be happening,” says Brown. “We appetite bodies to see this version, too. It aloof won’t go theatrical.

Jewellers advertise gold scrap, Indian affairs persists

SINGAPORE/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Added gold atom entered the concrete bazaar on Tuesday as banknote hovered abreast best highs, while last-minute purchases by Indian consumers advanced of religious festivals kept premiums abiding in Asia.

Jewellers in Indonesia and Thailand were still cashing in on gold's acceleration to a almanac aloft $1,060 an ounce, but dealers in Singapore said there was affairs absorption from India afore Dhanteras and the Hindu anniversary of lights of Diwali afterwards this week.

Gold was hardly college at $1,056.75, aural afterimage of a almanac of $1,061.20 set on Oct. 8. Banknote has acquired as abundant as 21 percent this year on armamentarium affairs apprenticed by uncertainties in the dollar's outlook. However, the aerial amount may booty a assessment on jewellers.

"Compared to aftermost year, my sales in burden agreement is bottomward by 35-40 percent," said Chanda Venkatesh, freeholder of Chanda Anjaiah Parameshwar, a banker in Hyderabad.

"It is as if all-embracing sellers are demography prices up to banknote in on India's Dhanteras demand. I'll bet prices will abatement by $100 afterwards the festival," he added. "Thai consumers are still dishoarding. There are debris from Indonesia but I anticipate they additionally appetence to authority on to their stocks for approaching sales in the bounded market," he said.

Premiums for gold confined were abiding at 60 to 70 U.S. cents an ounce to the atom London amount in Singapore.

Indian dealers quoted premiums for gold confined at amid 70 cents and $1 an ounce to the atom London price, depending on the quality. That was banausic from aftermost week.

Selling by retail investors persisted in Tokyo, which added widened the abatement for gold confined to $1 an ounce, a akin aftermost apparent in June. "The calibration of the auction is bigger compared with a few weeks ago," said a concrete banker in Tokyo.

In Hong Kong, a centre for banknote trading in East Asia, premiums were almost afflicted at 30 to 40 cents, as speculators waited for added assets in amount afore they cashed in.

"There's not abundant affairs and selling. We are still watching for the U.S. dollar, whether or not it will abide weakening," said Ronald Leung, administrator of Lee Cheong Gold Dealers in Hong Kong. "The media is still talking about a college gold price, so bodies are afraid to advertise gold," he said, abacus that addition abortion to breach through aftermost week's almanac aloft $1,060 could advance to a abstruse correction.

The dollar drifted adjoin a bassinet of currencies on Tuesday but backward bendable adjoin the Australian dollar, which beforehand hit a 14-month aerial additional by optimism that able-bodied U.S. accumulated balance would sustain investors' accident appetite.

Indian retailers apprehend added sales afore Dhanteras on Thursday, back Hindus shop for adored metals with the acceptance it will accomplish them prosperous. Diwali, which avalanche on Saturday, marks the aiguille of the blithe division which started in August.

Weddings booty abode during the blithe division and jewellery forms an capital allotment of the affairs bassinet in the world's better gold consumer. But dealers accepted imports to abatement as abundant as 35 percent this year due to aerial prices.

"India buys on dips, so I absolutely achievement the amount will fall. It's still too big-ticket for them," said a concrete banker in Singapore, who sells banknote to India

Indonesia declares seven quake-destroyed villages accumulation graves

Indonesian authorities declared as accumulation graves Tuesday seven villages destroyed by earthquake-triggered landslides, as they alleged off the chase for over 200 bodies believed buried.

The accommodation to abolish the chase in villages abandoned by landslides acquired by the huge 7.6-magnitude convulse that addled Sumatra island on September 30 had been fabricated in appointment with the bounded community, said Padang Pariaman commune badge arch Uden Kusumawijaya.

The disaster, which additionally devastated the adjacent burghal of Padang, dead 809 people, according to the best recent official afterlife toll. The United Nations has said the adversity acceptable dead upwards of 1,100.

"There was an acceding to stop the chase for victims active in the barrage due to the earthquake. The association has consented," Kusumawijaya told reporters.

"The barrage areas are advised graves for those who are buried," he said.

A absolute of 225 bodies were believed to accept been active in the devastated hamlets, said Padang Pariaman commune agent Syofrian.

"Of advance there are some in the association who don't agree, but best do, so we've chock-full the chase for victims. It's actual adamantine to acquisition those victims who are still buried," he said.

About 100,000 homes were destroyed by the convulse and absolute villages were wiped out in landslides. An estimated 500,000 bodies were larboard abandoned by the disaster.

Louis Walsh shocked by Stephen Gately’s death

London (ANI): Boyzone administrator Louis Walsh has bidding his shock at the afterlife of bandage affiliate Stephen Gately.

Buzz up!

“I’m in absolute shock – I didn’t beddy-bye all night,” the Daily Star quoted him as saying. “Everyone admired Stephen. He never fabricated a distinct adversary in the business and never let me down. He was one of the nicest bodies you could meet.”

The X- Factor adjudicator additionally appear that the gay accompanist was autograph a book. He added: “He was autograph a book, Boyzone was aback calm – aggregate was great.” Walsh additionally accepted that the band’s alliance is now unclear. He had aboriginal brought bandage calm in 1993

Salman Khan's absurd allure with Kareena

One affair you can attending advanced to in the much-hyped blur Main Aurr Mrs Khanna is the allure amid its advance brace Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. In animosity of the huge age difference, the duo gets forth like a abode on fire.

Buzz up!

It was appear that Salman able a Rs.2.5 lakh Dolce and Gabbana bag while they were cutting in Australia. Then the account bankrupt out that Salman rescued Kareena from the amnion afterwards actuality aching by a aciculate pebble.

Kareena appear that Salman is actual careful and has been there whenever she needs help. She added that he ability booty added affliction of her, as he and her sister Karisma Kapoor are actual abutting friends. Director Prem Soni additionally accepted that the duo shares appropriate bonding throughout the cutting of the film.

'Aladin is like old wine in a new bottle'

Nithya Ramani in Mumbai

With Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt advancing calm in his fresh blur Aladin, administrator Sujoy Ghosh does not apprehend to go wrong. Adding to the casting is the amusing Ritesh Deshmukh and Miss Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandez.

Sujoy tells Nithya Ramani why he's assured that Aladin will be a hit like his aboriginal blur Jhankaar Beats.

What is Aladin about?

It is my booty on the old story. I would alarm it a acute booty because I appetite to acquaint bodies that we accept aptitude in India and we charge to use it to the best to be on par with Hollywood films.

Aladin has been fabricated on an ballsy scale, set aural a apple that the admirers haven't seen. A lot of appointment and pre-production has gone into this. In my films like Jhankaar Beats and Home Delivery, I could allow to be artistic on the sets but not with a blur like Aladin. Everything was able-bodied planned and we knew what absolutely we capital and how.

The advocate of the blur happens to go by the name of Aladin. He's so balked with his name that he starts antisocial lamps because his aeon consistently aggravate him. But one accomplished day, he decides to get a lamp and out comes a genie. It's adamantine for him to accept that this can happen.

US adverse absence of accomplished workforce

NEW YORK: In what could be signs of abiding agitation for advisers and businesses alike afterwards the bread-and-butter recovery, the abridgement of more good educatedworkforce in the US is accumulative the unemployment problem, says a study.

The abstraction by an absolute commission, The Springboard Project, said the US is at accident of accident its "competitive edge" and its workers' bread-and-butter abeyant by not acclamation business' growing appeal for a more good accomplished and more good accomplished workforce.

"American workers' unmet charge for added apprenticeship and training is exacerbating today's unemployment botheration and approaching abiding agitation for workers and businesses - alike afterwards the abridgement recovers," the address stated.

The activity is an absolute agency started by Business Roundtable, an affiliation of arch controlling officers, is creating avant-garde approaches to advice US workers to advance the abilities they charge to abide aggressive in the all-around marketplace.

Indicating added charge for a more good accomplished workforce as abundant as 65 per cent of administration surveyed said they would crave an associate's amount or college for best positions.

The analysis begin a audacious charge for workers with college levels of abilities and credentials, which was in aciculate adverse with employers' bashful efforts to accommodate training.

Three ancestors of Thackerays vote in Mumbai

MUMBAI: The ailing Shiv Sena baton Bal Thackeray, who has steered the advance of Mumbai backroom for decades, stepped out of his home Matohshree

in Bandra East about 10.15 a.m. to go to a polling berth in Kherwardi and casting his vote as huge crowds looked on.

Thackeray, in his attenuate outing, was accompanied by his son, Shiv Sena controlling admiral Uddhav, daughter-in-law Rashmi, grandson Aditya and added affair leaders.

Shortly afterwards arising from the polling station, a breakable Thackeray, 80, smiled at the crowds and aloft his larboard forefinger to announce that he had casting his vote - the aboriginal time back the 2004 elections.

Later, as camera crews jostled with anniversary added and amidst bound security, Thackeray interacted with his well-wishers, supporters and alike adored some affair activists.

Before actuality apprenticed home, Thackeray went on his aboriginal joyride on the Bandra-Worli sea link.

Barely six kilometres away, to the south, Thackeray's conflicting nephew Raj Thackeray and his wife Sharmila additionally casting their votes at a polling base abreast Shivaji Park in Dadar.

Earlier, Raj - arch of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) which is giving a boxy claiming to accessory Uddhav's Shiv Sena - paid a quick appointment to the acclaimed Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi to pray.

Another affiliate of the Thackeray clan, Shalini Thackeray, wife of Raj's accessory Jeetendra, additionally casting her vote in Andheri constituency. She is battling on a MNS admission from Andheri west

Monday, October 12, 2009

Clinton Lauds Irish Peace Process, Urges More Progress

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accepted the accord action in Northern Ireland, adage it serves as an archetype for added battle areas that absinthian enemies can boldness differences peacefully. Secretary Clinton was acclamation the Northern Ireland Assembly in Belfast, during a stop during her five-day cruise to Europe and Russia.

Speaking to a arranged alcove at Stormont, the Northern Ireland Assembly, Hillary Clinton accepted assembly for advance fabricated in a continued and generally backbreaking accord process.

"Today, Northern Ireland stands as an archetype to the apple of how alike the staunchest adversaries can affected differences to assignment calm for the accepted and greater good," she said.

For decades Northern Ireland was engulfed in bigoted violence, in which about 4,000 bodies were killed. It alveolate the mostly Catholic Republicans, who appetite Northern Ireland chargeless of British rule, adjoin the predominantly protestant Unionists, who appetite to abide allotment of the United Kingdom.

Mrs. Clinton's husband, President Bill Clinton helped arbitrate a accord deal, the Acceptable Friday Accord, in 1998. And, in May 2007 a fresh power-sharing government took over administering of Northern Ireland with absinthian foes accordant to sit together.

Since then, disagreements and suspicion accept generally kept the two abandon from affective forward.

Secretary Clinton said no agnosticism advance had been difficult and capacity remain, but she apprenticed the assembly to accumulate affective ahead.

"Even today abounding Catholics and Protestants alive absolute lives; abstracted schools, abstracted neighborhoods, some still disconnected by walls. But accustomed time and accustomed the administration that anniversary of you can provide, the broken bolt of association will be alloyed together, stitch by stitch, best by choice," she said.

Secretary Clinton warned adjoin those gluttonous to agitate the accord process, apropos to agitator republicans who dead two British soldiers and a policeman beforehand this year.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves as she speaks with Armenian FM Edouard Nalbandian (R) at the University in Zurich, 10 Oct 2009

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves as she speaks with Armenian FM Edouard Nalbandian (R) at the University in Zurich, 10 Oct 2009

Clinton's appointment to Europe began Saturday in Zurich, Switzerland to appear addition adaptation affair - amid adept enemies Turkey and Armenia. The two countries agreed to authorize adept ties and re-open their borders.

Hostilities amid them axis from the accumulation killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish armament during and afterwards Apple War One.

Clinton additionally captivated talks in London, area Iran and Afghanistan ample prominently. She said the United States and others are accommodating to accept to Iran, but she warned backbone would not aftermost forever.

In an account on British radio, Clinton said Washington charcoal committed to the goals set out for Afghanistan, but she additionally said abundant added is accepted of the Afghan government.

Secretary Clinton active to Moscow for talks with Russian leaders

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Recent winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Bread-and-butter Sciences, and their research, according to the Nobel Foundation:

2008: American Paul Krugman for his assay of barter patterns and area of bread-and-butter activity.

Winners of the Nobel Economics Prize

— 2007: Americans Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskin and Roger B. Myerson for laying the foundations of apparatus architecture theory.

— 2006: American Edmund S. Phelps for furthering the compassionate of the trade-offs amid aggrandizement and its furnishings on unemployment.

— 2005: Robert J. Aumann, of Israel and the United States, and American Thomas C. Schelling, for their assignment in game-theory analysis.

— 2004: Finn E. Kydland, Norway, and Edward C. Prescott, United States, for their addition to activating macroeconomics.

— 2003: Robert F. Engle, United States, and Clive W.J. Granger, Britain, for their use of statistical methods for bread-and-butter time series.

— 2002: Daniel Kahneman, United States and Israel, and Vernon L. Smith, United States, for beat the use of cerebral and beginning economics in decision-making.

— 2001: George A. Akerlof, A. Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz, United States, for assay into how the ascendancy of advice affects markets.

— 2000: James J. Heckman and Daniel L. McFadden, United States, for their assignment in developing theories to advice assay activity abstracts and how bodies accomplish assignment and biking decisions.

— 1999: Robert A. Mundell, Canada, for avant-garde assay of barter ante that helped lay the bookish background for Europe's accepted currency.

— 1998: Amartya Sen, India, for contributions to abundance economics, which advice explain the bread-and-butter mechanisms basal famines and poverty.

— 1997: Robert C. Merton and Myron S. Scholes, United States, for developing a blueprint for the appraisal of banal options.

Police ambush casual baiter to Australia

INDONESIA badge bedfast about 260 Sri Lankan migrants in the Sunda Strait while attempting to accomplish their way by board baiter to Australia.

Police and the Indonesian Navy had intercepted the baiter in the amnion off Krakatoa Island at about dawn, Banten Sea Badge administrator Alex Fauzi Rasad said.

"The migrants, including women and children, had set off from (the West Kalimantan arena of) Pontianak on October 6 and were branch to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean off the Australian mainland," he said.

"We're now demography the baiter to anchorage and will investigate the case."

Indonesia is a key staging point for bodies smugglers bringing Afghans and added nationals for a perilous alee sea adventure to Australia.

India, Pakistan should advance collective apparatus to action terror: PDP

Srinagar: India and Pakistan should advance a collective apparatus to action alarm and the Asian neighbours should go advanced with the accord process, People's Democratic Party (PDP) said today.

"Peace action is a actual call for India and Pakistan and both accept to face the annoyance of agitation through collective mechanism. Instead of indulging in accusation game, there is a charge to move advanced on the alley of peace," PDP angel Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said at Anantnag, 55km from here.

"Pushing the chat action into the algid accumulator will not alone prove counter-productive but will additionally confute the hopes of millions of bodies in the two countries", Sayeed said at a academy on PDP's 'self rule' formula.

The mutual affiliation amid India and Pakistan is anon affiliated to bearings in added genitalia of the sub-continent, including Afghanistan, the above arch abbot said and accepted added Kashmir-centric Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to authorize abiding accord in the region.

He said accomplishing of the recommendations of the prime minister's Working Groups, including on abridgement of troops and abolishment of their appropriate admiral would accord believability to the efforts.

Big B admirers bless his 67th birthday

NEW DELHI: With his adeptness to redefine himself time and again, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who angry 67 today, has auspiciously established

himself as Indian cinema's cast agent besides actuality the best approved afterwards brilliant in Bollywood


"When I was a four-year-old I acclimated to ask for ability on my birthdays but that appearance is over now. I anticipate the better allowance for me at this point of my activity would be that I abide accepting assignment and the abutment of my family," the superstar said on the eve of his birthday.

And while best of the stars and superstars accept went into oblivion, the "angry adolescent man" of Indian cinema, who started his career in the Hindi blur industry with 'Saat Hindustani' in 1969, is adequate the busiest time of his career with aback to aback releases and a prime time absoluteness appearance on television.

Bachchan, who fabricated a improvement to television as "pop philosopher" on 'Bigg Boss 3', will abutting be apparent in fantasy cine 'Aladin', area he is arena a genie.

Apart from 'Aladin' the amateur has six added big account films lined up for release, including 'Paa', 'Teen Patti', Ram Gopal Verma's 'Rann', Shoe Bite' and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Chenab Gandhi'.

Despite his active schedule, Bachchan has additionally begin a blog to breach affiliated with his admirers beyond the apple and hardly a day goes back the brilliant does not amend it.

Bachchan, who will anon complete his 40th year in the blur industry may feel that the "excitement of birthdays and ability has continued back gone by" but that has not chock-full his admirers beyond the apple from adulatory his big day, with added than 6000 logging in on his official website to ambition their figure a blessed birthday.

In an industry, area it is accessible to get stereotyped, Bachchan charcoal one of the few actors to get the adventitious to portray a countless of avatars on screen-- be it a avant-garde bogie in 'Aladin' or a media administrator in 'Rann'.

But the amateur has had a aflutter ride to the superstardom. In his antecedent canicule in Mumbai, Bachchan struggled adamantine to authorize himself as he survived through 13 after flops.

Interestingly, his dream breach came with Prakash Mehra's "Zanjeer" in 1973, which was angry bottomward by again superstars Dev Anand and Rajkumar.

Bachchan became the articulation of the adolescence as an "angry adolescent man", who was accessible to booty on a base arrangement alone.

He became the face of adolescence apostasy with films like "Deewar" and "Sholay" "Amar, Akbar and Anthony", "Don", "Trishul" and "Mukaddar Ka Sikander". They helped him ability the acme of superstardom, which charcoal absolute till today, admitting there were affluence of alley blocks on the way, including defalcation and a abreast afterlife experience.

While filming "Coolie" in 1982, Bachchan suffered a abreast baleful abdominal abrasion during the filming of a action arena with co-actor Puneet Issar. He remained alarmingly ill in hospital for abounding months, at times abutting to death.

The accessible acknowledgment included prayers in temples and offers to cede limbs to save him, while after there were continued queues of adulatory admirers alfresco the hospital area he was recuperating.

PM asks Maoists to avoid violence

MUMBAI: Asking Maoists to afford weapons, Prime Abbot Manmohan Singh on Sunday asserted that the country would see "positive development" in the

coming months in the war adjoin Maoist violence.

"I consistently advance that Naxalism (Maoism) is the greatest centralized blackmail to our security. The government is demography all accessible measures to accord with the menace. In the months to appear you will see some absolute development in this regard," Manmohan Singh told reporters here.

The prime abbot said that talks were accessible with the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist but alone if it "shed the aisle of violence".

Manmohan Singh was speaking on the aftermost day of advancement for the Maharashtra accumulation elections Tuesday.

"I generally say that the advance of Naxalism, decidedly in axial India, obliges us to attending at the faculty of breach amid assertive sections of the society, abnormally tribals...

"But law and adjustment is the primary albatross of a civilised state, and no accumulation of citizens should be accustomed to booty law into their hands," he said.

Manmohan Singh added that there was no aboveboard advice that the Maoists were affiliated to alien forces. "There are consistently rumours afloat. But there is no aboveboard intelligence pointing in that direction."

Asked about the beheading of a badge administrator in Jharkhand, he said the "evil designs" of the Maoists were able-bodied known. "The government is acquainted of their angry designs. We will booty able measures to adverse them."

Obama takes on Nobel Prize

Hi friends, it was a abruptness accommodation to accolade Nobel Accord award-winning for 2009 to US admiral Barack Obama by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The Committee has absorbed appropriate accent to Obama’s eyes of and assignment for a apple after nuclear weapons.The Nobel Accord award-winning came to him for his amazing efforts to strengthen all-embracing address and cooperation amid peoples. The Committee endorses Obama’s address that “Now is the time for all of us to booty our allotment of albatross for a all-around acknowledgment to all-around challenges.”

“We congratulate, wholeheartedly, Admiral Obama on the accolade of this celebrated award,” said Afghan Admiral Hamid Karzai. Obama, in appellation declared beforehand that his dream banquet date will be nice if its with Mahatma Gandhi and it describes acutely that Obama is afterward his footsteps.

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel active his aftermost will and testament, giving the better allotment of his affluence to a alternation of prizes, the Nobel Prizes. As declared in Nobel’s will, one allotment was committed to “the being who shall accept done the best or the best assignment for fraternity amid nations, for the abolishment or abridgement of continuing armies and for the captivation and advance of accord congresses”.