Djokovic, who named the London Olympics as a top priority for the year, shrugged off the all-time Grand Slam champion's strong finish to last season culminating in victory at the ATP World Tour Finals.
The 24-year-old Djokovic went 70-6 last year and won 10 of 11 finals including three Grand Slams, starting with his demolition of Andy Murray at the Australian Open in January.
And Djokovic, speaking before beginning his title defence in Melbourne, warned he was primed to repeat his golden season, despite Federer's late-year hot streak.
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This is a second piece of good news for the Indian seafaring community within a fortnight. Seventeen sailors from a hijacked Iranian ship had been released late last month.
"All the 21 sailors are safe and the ship is now on its way to a safe port," Director General of Shipping (DGS), S B Agnihotri, said.
With this, the number of Indian sailors in captivity of Somali pirates aboard various ships comes down to 22, he added.
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The victim was identified as Brooklyn resident Duane Browne, 26.
Police from the 75th Precinct were sent to his home after receiving a report of armed burglars with their faces covered inside Browne's home, New York City Police Chief Ray Kelly said at a press conference.
Two men assaulted the victim's brother in the basement of the house while Browne was watching television with his girlfriend on an upper floor, Kelly said.
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India's Ram Singh Yadav attained the 'B' qualifying standard for the London Olympics at the Marathon.
The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon kicked off earlier today with around 38,000 people participating.
The event, which was held in phases, saw the amateurs take off at the starting blocks ahead of the serious competitors.
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Roscosmos said on its website that fragments of the stranded Phobos-Grunt voyager would probably fall to Earth on Sunday between 1436 GMT and 2224 GMT.
But it cancelled its Saturday forecast of the debris splashing down in the Pacific off the western coast of Chile. Two earlier updates had the fragments falling into the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
"The operations support group is keeping continuous watch of the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft's descent from orbit," the brief Roscosmos statement said.
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Mumbai Heroes Vs Telugu Warriors
|Mumbai Heroes Vs Chennai Rhinos||Sharjah|
|15 Jan||Sunday||6 pm||Bengal Tigers Vs Karnataka Bulldozers|
|21 Jan||Saturday|| 2 pm ||Kerala Strikers Vs Chennai Rhinos|
|21 Jan||Saturday|| 6 pm ||Telugu Warriors Vs Karnataka Bulldozers|
Bengal Tigers Vs Chennai Rhinos
|22 Jan||Sunday|| |
|Kerala Strikers Vs Mumbai Heroes||Kochi|
|28 Jan||Saturday||2 pm||Telugu Warriors Vs Kerala Strikers|
|28 Jan||Saturday||6 pm||Karnataka Bulldozers Vs Chennai Rhinos|| |
|29 Jan||Sunday||2 pm||Bengal Tigers Vs Telugu Warriors|
|29 Jan||Sunday||6 pm||Karnataka Bulldozers Vs Mumbai Heroes|| |
|4 Feb||Saturday||2 pm|
Kerala Strikers Vs Bengal Tigers
|4 Feb||Saturday||6 pm||Telugu Warriors Vs Chennai Rhinos||Hyderabad|
|5 Feb||Sunday||2 pm||Karnataka Bulldozers Vs Kerala Strikers||Kolkata|
|5 Feb||Sunday||6 pm|
Bengal Tigers Vs Mumbai Heroes
|11 Feb||Saturday||2 pm|
Semi Final 1
|11 Feb||Saturday||6 pm|
Semi Final 2
|12 Feb||Sunday||6 pm|
In her first tweet, the first lady writes: "Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo.'"
Her twitter feed will be managed by the president's re-election campaign, with any tweets from the first lady herself to be signed "-mo."
The first two tweets came from the campaign staff, and described the account as "a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's campaign."
The third came from the first lady herself.
President Barack Obama also has a Twitter account managed by the campaign.
Its first tweet of the day: "It's not every day we get to welcome the First Lady of the United States to Twitter — happy to have you, (at)MichelleObama!"
The portraits estimated at 800-1,000 pounds ($1,230 to 1,530) each were drawn during Gandhi's visit to England 1930-31 for the Round Table Conference. Winsten, who was actively involved in social humanitarian causes, was a great friend of Gandhi.
Mullocks specialist Richard Westwood Brookes said: "We are honoured to auction these highly significant portraits as they carry immense importance to the people of India." The sale will also include literature relating to Punjab and documents on the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
Clare Winsten (1894-1989), Anglo-Jewish artist illustrator portraitist and sculptor, came to the Slade as a student in 1910, the year when Roger Fry's "Manet and the Post-Impressionists" exhibition changed the views of many artists in London. She showed academic and artistic talent since her schooldays, and gained a scholarship to the Female School of Art.
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Roscosmos said the unmanned Phobos-Ground probe could plummet to Earth Sunday or Monday anywhere along a broad swath between 51.4 degrees north and 51.4 degrees south.
It said Friday that the mid-point in the two-day window would have the craft crashing into the ocean about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the coast of Chubut province in southern Argentina. It said the precise time and place of the uncontrolled plunge can only be clarified later as the probe draws closer to Earth.
At 13.2 metric tons (14.6 tons), the Phobos-Ground is one of the heaviest pieces of space junk ever to plummet to Earth, with highly toxic fuel accounting for the bulk of its weight.
Cast: Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth, Ileana D'Cruz, Sathyaraj, S. J. Surya
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar
Story by: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani,
Dialogues: Shankar and Madan Kargy
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Manoj Paramahamsa
Distributed: Gemini Film Circuit
Directed by: S. Shankar
How Parivendan impresses professor. How he changes the attitude of his friends towards their passion and studies. Who is Parivendan where he goes after the course completion? Who will be in top position after 10 years? Will Srivatsan stands in first position? All the answers to these questions will be interesting if we watch them on big screens.
Vijay is apt in the role. He looked young as a engineering student. The roles of Jiiva and Srikanth do have equal preference to Vijay's role. When compared with previous films Srikanth and Jiiva looked younger in this film.
One of the show stellar is Satyaraj who acted as Professor Virumandi Santhanam. The performance of Satyaraj is excellent. His body language and physical personalities best suits the role. Satyan as silencer did his career best. He is the main comedian in the movie.
Ileana is cute and attractive. She is ape at her role. She is good at acting and dance movements . S J Suryah played a guest role in the movie which will bring twist in the story.
Even though Nanban is official remake of 3 Idiots, Shankar made few changes to match Tamil audience taste. The characterisations of all major roles is almost similar to original version. It seems Shankar didn't want to spoil the characterisations of roles by adding flavours.
Manoj Paramahamsa's camera is excellent. Music and background scores are another highlights in the movie. Movie is made with rich technical values like Shankar's previous films.
The movie has all the commercial elements along with a beautiful message. The way the message was convinced is excellent. The comedy scenes between Silencer and Vijay is excellent. Especially, the comedy scene by Satyan on stage brings continuous laughs. The classroom scenes are another highlight in the movie. Each classroom scene is different from other and it brings laughs.
Given messages is not new to Shankar, but for in terms of Vijay Nanban will be best comedy and message oriented film in Vijay's carrer. Finally, Nanban is must watch film for all types of audiences.
On 11Jan RGV tweeted, "There's news that a huge tsunami is going to hit Andhra pradesh dayafter friday the 13th ..the tsunami has been named Businessman"
On 12 Jan RGV tweeted,"Extreme heights of craze for Business man..Mahesh babu himself is not getting tickets!" . He then added ,"Its not Business man..its Business Mania"
India opener Virender Sehwag on Wednesday, rubbished reports of infighting among Indian players and any rift between vice-captain and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
week ending Dec 31, official data showed Thursday on lower prices of
vegetables, especially onions.
Food inflation had dipped into the negative last week for the first
time in six years, giving relief to the common man and policymakers
For the week ending Dec 31, annual food inflation fell to -2.9
percent, compared to -3.36 percent in the previous week, which was the
lowest since April 2006.
Maruti 800 and Alto will be replaced by new model
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Bihar Board 34540 Teachers Recruitment 2012The recruitment process for 34540 teachers will be completed within the time bound manner.Further details are as under:
- Publication of district wise list of candidates on website : www.educationbihar.in – 21/01/2012
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- Distribution / Dispatch of Recruitment Letters : (I) Urdu & Physical Education Subjects - 30 to 31/01/2012, and (II) General Subjects – 06 to 07/02/2012
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The winners are Kanpur Genetic Algorithms Laboratory director Kalyanmoy Deb in engineering and computer science, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology scientist Imran Siddiqi in life sciences, Stanford University professor Kannan Soundararajan in mathematical sciences and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) physics professor Sriram Ramaswamy in physical sciences.
University of Chicago professor Raghuram G. Rajan and Centre for Policy Research chief executive Pratap Bhanu Mehta were awarded in Social Sciences (Economics and Political Science and International Relations respectively).
In recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions in scientific field and social arena, Kalam honoured each of the winners with a prize money of Rs.50 lakh ($100,000), a 22-karat gold medallion and a citation expounding the Infosys laureate's work.
The noted scientists were selected by the Foundation trustees and the eminent jury panels comprising Nobel laureate Amartya Sen for Social Sciences, Shrinivas Kulkarni (physical sciences), Pradeep K. Khosla (engineering and computer science), S.R. Varadhan (mathematical sciences) and Inder Verma (life sciences).
The Foundation is funded by a corpus of Rs.100 crore (Rs.10 billion), contributed by the trustees and an annual grant from the global software major.
The Infosys Prize is amongst the highest in terms of money given for any award in India.
Trust president and the company's former director T.V. Mohandas Pai also announced on the occasion that the Foundation would introduce a prize for Humanities from this year (2012) covering philosophy, history, archaeology, linguistics and literary studies.
Congratulating the winners, Kalam said the awards celebrate the success of researchers, their research work and their teachers from school to university.
"We live in a knowledge-based era and a nation's strength is truly judged by the quality of collective knowledge. It is important to recognise and encourage productive academic pursuits. Initiatives like Infosys Prize will boost the confidence of researchers in physical, biological and social sciences and related fields," he said after presenting the awards.
Lauding the winners for world-class contributions in their respective areas of specialisation, Infosys chairman emeritus N.R. Narayana Murthy said the prestigious prize for the third year was a commitment to encourage the distinguished scientists at a time when it could make a greater difference to their career and attract young minds to research.
"The winners' effort and dedication to science, discovery and development will inspire educationists and researchers in India and the world over to strive harder to excel in science and technology and attain global recognition," he said on the occasion.
In his address on the occasion, Pai said scientific research was the bedrock of social and technological progress of any economy and the awards were not only intended to recognise outstanding scientists, but also to motivate the research community and persuade bright young people to adopt careers in research.
"There is a significant depth of scientific talent in the country and the objective of the Infosys Prize is to identify and encourage such outstanding talent," Pai added.
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Abhishek has 1,000,029 followers and 14,383 tweets till date, but he is still far behind his father, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who holds the top position on the micro-blogging site with 1,896,417 followers.
The 69-year-old got the number one spot after beating actress Priyanka Chopra, who now stands second on the list with 1,874,802 followers and 5,716 tweets.