Sport News :Djokovic challenges Federer to ‘keep up'

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic threw down the gauntlet to a resurgent Roger Federer on Saturday by challenging him to "keep up" as the Serb bids to repeat his landmark 2011.

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.


read more at http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-sports/article2802762.ece

21 Indian sailors released by pirates

After five months of captivity, 21 Indian sailors aboard the ship MV Fairchem Bogey, which was hijacked last August, have been released by the pirates, Directorate General of Shipping said here today.

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.

read more at http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/somali-pirates-release-ship-with-21-indian-sailors-167023

New York police kill man at his home after burglars flee..........!

New York City police killed a resident of a home that was being burglarized Thursday night while he apparently was rushing to help his brother.

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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Mumbai Marathon : Kenya's Laban wins men's title..........!

The prestigious StanChart Mumbai marathon concluded with Laban Moiben of Kenya winning the men's title and Netsanet Abeyo of Ethiopia clinching the women's crown.

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.

readmore at http://www.ndtv.com/article/mumbai/mumbai-marathon-kenya-s-laban-wins-men-s-title-167064

Failed Russia Mars probe set to crash today(15-01-2012)

Russia's space agency on Sunday called off all predictions of the likely crash site of its ill-fated Mars probe only hours before the 13.5-tonne spacecraft was due to begin its fatal descent.

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.

read more at http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/failed-russia-mars-probe-set-to-crash-today-167071

Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 2012 Teams


Mumbai Heroes
Telugu Warriors


Chennai Rhinos
Karnataka Bulldozers




Kerala Strikers

Bengal Tigers

Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 2012 Schedule

Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 2012 Schedule



Date
Day
Time
Match
Venue


13 Jan

Friday


9 pm

Mumbai Heroes Vs Telugu Warriors


Sharjah
14 Jan Saturday
9 pm
Mumbai Heroes Vs Chennai Rhinos Sharjah
15 Jan Sunday 6 pm Bengal Tigers Vs Karnataka Bulldozers
Bengaluru
21 Jan Saturday 2 pm 
Kerala Strikers Vs Chennai Rhinos
Hyderabad
21 Jan Saturday 6 pm 
Telugu Warriors Vs Karnataka Bulldozers
Hyderabad


22 Jan


Sunday
2 pm


Bengal Tigers Vs Chennai Rhinos


Kochi
22 Jan Sunday
6 pm
Kerala Strikers Vs Mumbai Heroes Kochi
28 Jan Saturday 2 pm Telugu Warriors Vs Kerala Strikers
Chennai
28 Jan Saturday 6 pm Karnataka Bulldozers Vs Chennai Rhinos
Chennai
29 Jan Sunday 2 pm Bengal Tigers Vs Telugu Warriors
Bengaluru
29 Jan Sunday 6 pm Karnataka Bulldozers Vs Mumbai Heroes
Bengaluru
4 Feb Saturday 2 pm
Kerala Strikers Vs Bengal Tigers
Hyderabad
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
Kolkata
11 Feb Saturday 2 pm
Semi Final 1
Chennai
11 Feb Saturday 6 pm
Semi Final 2
Chennai
12 Feb Sunday 6 pm
Final
Hyderabad

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New Storage Device Is Very Small, at 12 Atoms.......!

ull story: Post-gazette.com
Researchers at I.B.M. have stored and retrieved digital 1s and 0s from an array of just 12 atoms, pushing the boundaries of the magnetic storage of information to the edge of what is possible.

First lady gets presidential welcome to Twitter..............!

Michelle Obama went live on Twitter on Thursday, and scooped up more than 88,000 followers within a few hours.

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!"

Rare portraits of Mahatma Gandhi to be auctioned in England on Jan 24

 A set of three portraits drawn from the life of Mahatma Gandhi by artist Clare Winsten will be auctioned in England on Jan 24 at the Mullocks Auction House.

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.


more at http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/rare-portraits-of-mahatma-gandhi-to-be-auctioned-in-england/articleshow/11477576.cms

Russia says about its spacecraft may crash into Atlantic..........!

Russia's space agency has adjusted its forecast for the crash of a failed spacecraft, saying it may shower its fragments into the south Atlantic.

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.

source:http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=767782&publicationSubCategoryId=200

Nanban Review - A must watch and best in Vijay's career: Rating: 3.75/5

Nanban, the official remake of Bollywood All Time Blockbuster movie '3 Idiots' released in a grand way today. Here is the complete review of the movie.

Cast: Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth, Ileana D'Cruz, Sathyaraj, S. J. Surya
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar
Cinematography: Paramahamsa
Art: Muthuraj
Story by: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani,
Dialogues: Shankar and Madan Kargy
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Editing: Anthony
Cinematography: Manoj Paramahamsa
Distributed: Gemini Film Circuit
Directed by: S. Shankar
Rating: 3.75/5

Story:

'Nanban' is a story of 3 Engineering students who comes from different backgrounds with different goal in their lives. Panchavan Parivendan (Vijay), Sevalkodi Senthil (Jiiva) and Venkatramakrishnan (Srikanth) are the three friends who shares the room in a hostel. Senthil studies to raise his family's fortunes and get them out of poverty. Venkatramakrishnan studies engineering to pursue his father's wishes. But Parivendan studies for his simple passion in machines and devices. He wants to see studies that should be useful to our lives and doesn't believe in memorizing subjects like what Srivatsan aka Silencer (Satyan), who is the darling of professor Santhanam (Sathyaraj). But Professor don't like Parivendan. Meanwhile Srivatsan makes a open challenge to 3 friends saying that he will be in top position after 10 years. Parivendan loves professor's daughter Riya (Ileana), a medical college student.

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.

Performances:

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.

Analysis:

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.

Finally:

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.


http://cinema.currentweek.net/2012/01/nanban-review-must-watch-and-best-in.html

RGV Promotes Mahesh-Puri's Businessman in Twitter

RGV Promotes Mahesh-Puri's Businessman in Twitter

While Super Star Mahesh Babu's Businessman is releasing grandly on January 13, 2012, the movie gets promotion from unexpected person. He is none other than Ram Gopal Varma. It seems RGV is very interested in the result of Businessman. He was tweeting (promoting) about Businessman from last two days.

RGV Promotes Mahesh-Puri's Businessman in Twitter

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"


source:

http://cinema.currentweek.net/2012/01/rgv-promotes-mahesh-puris-businessman.html

Petkovic out of Australian Open with back injury

Andrea Petkovic has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a stress fracture in her lower back.

sport news:Sehwag joins Dravid, says rift rumours false

India opener Virender Sehwag on Wednesday, rubbished reports of infighting among Indian players and any rift between vice-captain and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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Food inflation falls to – 2.9 pc for week ended Dec 31.........!

India's annual food inflation continued to be in the negative for the
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
alike.

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.

read more at http://www.pravasitoday.com/food-inflation-falls-to-2-9-pc-for-week-ended-dec-31

Maruti 800 and Alto will be replaced...!

Maruti 800 and Alto will be replaced by new model

India's best selling cars Maruti 800 and Alto are ready to expire soon. As per the latest news Maruti Suzuki is working on a replacement for the 800cc cars to bring in a more contemporary and fuel-efficient model. The news is revealed by MD of Maruthi Suzuki, Shino Nakanishi.

Maruti 800 and Alto will be replaced by new model

As per him these two models had been in India for a long time and they needs replacement to tune present day requirements. The new model will have a more contemporary shape. This Model change will cost Maruti Rs 550crore. However, AltoK10 (1000cc version of the Alto) would continue to sell in the market

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Delhi shivers as mercury dips to below five degrees..........!

 Icy winds blowing from mountains today gave no respite to Delhiites from winter chill as it brought down mercury to below five degree Celsius. 

The mercury plummeted to 4.5 degree Celsius, three degrees below normal and a sharp decline from yesterday's 8.4 degrees, on a sunny morning. Since Sunday, the minimum temperature has been dipping. 

This is the first time in the new year that the minimum temperature dropped to below normal levels and on four days, in last ten days, the lowest temperature was five degrees above normal. 

Bihar Board 34540 Teachers Recruitment 2012

Bihar Board 34540 Teachers Recruitment 2012

The 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
  •  Verification of original documents  in allotted district for Urdu & Physical Education Subject Candidates – 23 to 25/01/2012
  •  Verification of original documents in allotted district for General  Subject Candidates – 30/01/2012 to 03/02/2012
  • Distribution / Dispatch of Recruitment Letters : (I) Urdu & Physical Education Subjects -  30 to 31/01/2012, and (II)  General Subjects – 06 to 07/02/2012

Cricket Incredible catch assist on boundary....!

From the New Zealand domestic HRV Twenty20 competition. This is the most incredible catch I have ever seen. Bevan Small catches the ball in the air while crossing over the boundary rope, before hitting the ground he throws the ball to Michael Mason who takes the catc




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Apple CEO Tim Cook could top pay list in 2011..........!

Tim Cook could well end up being the highest paid CEO in America in 2011, after Apple Inc. granted him a million restricted stock units last August for taking the reins shortly before co-founder Steve Jobs died.

An Associated Press review of a securities filing shows Cook's pay package was valued at $378 million. The vast majority came in a grant of a million restricted stock units worth $376 million at the time. Half of the stock units will vest in August 2016, the other half in August 2021.

His salary and performance bonus, about $900,000 each, made up much of the rest. He also made $16,520 from company contributions to a 401(k) retirement account and company-paid life insurance premiums.

In comparison, Jobs accepted a $1 annual salary for years and owned about 5.5 million shares, worth about $2.3 billion today.

Sport News:Bayern Munich beat India 4-0 in Bhutia’s swansong

 The entire stadium roared for Baichung Bhutia as he walked off the field wearing Indian colours for the last time in the 84th minute of the match.

In the end, India lost 0-4 to Bayern Munich after putting up a spirited fightback, especially in the second half, where they did not allow the formidable opponents to score a single goal.

As the farewell match ended with many fans giving a teary goodbye to Bhutia, curtains came down on the most celebrated Indian footballer's career and another one raised over the legacy that he left behind for the nation, being the poster boy of football in the nation since 1995.


Sport news:Venus Williams out of Australian Open

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams withdrew from the Australian Open on Monday as she struggles to return from the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome....

Kalam awards Infosys prizes to six noted scientist

Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday awarded six distinguished scientists with the Infosys Prize 2011, instituted by the Infosys Science Foundation, a not-for-profit trust set up by India's IT bellwether.

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.



source:http://celebrityhub.blogspot.com/2012/01/kalam-awards-infosys-prizes-to-six.html

Acer Unveils Aspire S5, 'World's Thinnest Ultrabook

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here, Acer on Sunday announced its S5 ultrabook—the thinnest of its kind, measuring only 15mm (0.59 inches) at its thickest point.
The device includes a 13.3-inch LCD display, an Onyx Black brushed magnesium-alloy cover and palm rest, and weighs 2.97 pounds. The back of the ultrabook has a special mechanism that Acer is calling "MagicFip I/O," where the HDMI, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt (20Gbps) ports are located. Pressing the MagicFlip key opens the port cover panel, thus exposing the aforementioned ports.
The Thunderbolt interface boasts faster transfer speeds than USB 3.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA. The addition of Thunderbolt is new to the Windows PC space, as it has only made an appearance on Apple's Mac laptops, desktops, and displays.
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The Aspire S5 will feature an Intel Core i-series processor, and the inclusion of Thunderbolt may indicate that it will be a third-generation Ivy Bridge CPU. There will also be a solid-state drive (SSD) for storage, Dolby Home Theater audio, and a chiclet keyboard. The ultrabook will also come with Acer's Green Instant On technology, which allows for fast boot and resume from sleep (1.5 seconds) times. It will also extend the battery life in sleep mode to up to a few weeks. Acer's Always Connect software will allow users to access the S5 remotely from their smartphone or another device to view documents, movies, and various other files.
The Acer Aspire S5 will be available in Q2 of 2012.

Cricket News :Twitter ban on Team India after Kohli's online rant

After back-to-back defeats to Australia in the Sydney and Melbourne Test matches, the Indian team management Down Under has instructed players not to use social networking sites to voice their opinions. This comes in the wake of Virat Kohli justifying his middle finger gesture to the Sydney Cricket Ground fans, who reportedly heckled him on Day Two of the second Test last week. "I agree cricketers don't have to retaliate.

What when the crowd says the worst things about your mother and sister. The worst I've heard," Kohli said on his Twitter account after the incident. The young Delhi batsman was fined 50% of his match fee by International Cricket Council match referee Ranjan Madugalle for his finger gesture.

According to the ICC, Kohli was charged with a Level 2 offence under article 2.2.8 of the code which relates to "Using language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person during an International Match".

However, Kohli's tweet attracted other comments including England batting star Kevin Pietersen, who tweeted: "Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Welcome to Australia buddy!!"  Kohli replied: "Never heard crap like that. EVER". It is learnt that the team management was wary that responses to tweets could cause a storm and hence instructed to stay away from their keypads.

A source said on Sunday that the team management don't want players to pay any attention to any comments. Virat's behaviour and reaction has not been well accepted within the team and the management is hell bent on avoiding any controversy whatsoever on this tour. It can be recalled that the 2007-08 tour of Australia was marred by controversy.

Shah Rukh Khan won the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year award..!


At NDTV Profit's Business Leadership Awards, Shah Rukh Khan won the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year award. Here, he talks about which businessman is handsome enough to win a double-role as a movie star.

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DMRC latest exam pattern, syllabus and recommended books for 2012 CRA, engineer, assistant and similar posts exam

As a part of 2012 DMRC recruitment there are 815 posts, a written test will be conducted soon.
For post like Station Controller and Train Operator, Junior Engineer Electrical, Office Assistant, account assistant the written exam will have two papers I and II.

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Wozniacki, Djokovic top Australian Open seedings.............!

Caroline Wozniacki and defending champion Novak Djokovic are the top-seeded players at the Australian Open.

Tournament organizers stuck to convention and based the seedings for the season's first major on the current WTA and ATP rankings.

Djokovic is followed in the men's draw by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Of the top 32 men, only Robin Soderling and Marin Cilic are absent.

Petra Kvitova can move from No. 2 to No. 1 in the rankings by winning the Sydney International — where nine of the top 10 women are playing, including Wozniacki— but it wouldn't change the Australian Open seedings. All the top 32 women have entered the Melbourne draw.


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Leopard kills man, scalps another in Guwahati..........!

A leopard that wandered into Guhawati went on a rampage, killing one man, swiping off part of another man's scalp and injuring three other people before authorities tranquilized the animal.

Neighbours in the area said the big cat attacked a 50-year-old lawyer as he talked on his cell phone on Sunday evening outside his house. He was rushed to hospital where he died.

Four other people were injured, including a man who had part of his scalp torn off by the animal in a dramatic episode captured by a local newspaper photographer.

Guwahati wildlife official Utpal Bora says authorities plan to release the animal at a wildlife park about 120 miles (200 kilometers) west of the city.

Conservationists say deforestation has increasingly pushed leopards into populated areas.


Sonu Sood might return to ‘Dabangg 2.!

Sonu Sood might return to 'Dabangg 2′. If sources are to be believed, the actor has been asked by Salman Khan to feature in the sequel of their 2010 blockbuster.

 
In October last year, producer Arbaaz Khan announced that the sequel's script didn't allow him to cast Sonu in the role of villain Chhedi Singh once again. However, latest developments indicate Sonu will feature in the sequel.

 
On an earlier suggestion made by Salman, Sonu was supposed to play his character Chhedi Singh's twin brother in 'Dabangg 2′. But then the 'Dabangg 2′ script brought in another arch-villain, to be played by southern star Prakash Raj.
That's when Sonu decided to gently get out of the way.
But now Salman wants him back. According to sources, Salman feels Sonu Sood is integral to the 'Dabangg' franchise. When Salman heard that Arbaaz had decided to write Sonu's role out of 'Dabangg 2′, he wasn't too pleased.
And as other components of 'Dabangg 2′ began to fall into place, Salman felt the need for Sonu's presence.
"Salman asked Sonu to return to 'Dabangg' at his birthday bash in Panvel last week. This happened in front of Arbaaz, Sohail and a whole lot of other people. Sonu was embarrased. He didn't know what to say because this was not the first time Salman had asked him," said one of Sonu's friend.
"Earlier in Hyderabad, Salman had broached the subject, saying 'Dabangg' wouldn't be the same if the two of them – Salman and Sonu – didn't share a climax fight. Sonu loves Salman to death. But at this juncture of his career, Sonu isn't sure when he has a solo-hero film 'Maximum' ready for release, he wants to do a marginal part. However, for Salman, Sonu would agree to return to 'Dabangg'," added the friend.
'Dabangg 2′ will release in December 2012.

Abhishek Bachchan Crosses 1 Million Followers On Twitter.....!

 Actor Abhishek Bachchan is overjoyed after crossing 1 million followers on micro-blogging site Twitter."1 million!!!! wow! thank you to the coolest crew in the world. thank you for the love and support. NOW PLAY SOMETHING LOUD!!!! (sic)," the 35-year-old posted.

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.

Reference:-http://ibnlive.in.com/news/abhishek-crosses-1-million-followers-on-twitter/219146-8-66.html
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