RRB-AJMER Assistant Station Master (ASM) Result 2011

RRB Ajmer 2011 Result: ASM 2011 Result

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Download the admit card of UPSC CDS(Combined Defence Services Examination) 2012 (I)

Unlike past, from 2012 onwards  candidates will be able to download their exam admit card at UPSC website. Yes, you heard it. From now on even UPSC admit card will be available online.

Though little late but it seems that even UPSC is learning that it is much better to upload admit card on Internet, rather than sending it by post or asking the candidates to visit UPSC office physically for duplicate hall ticket. A press note which has appeared in The Times of India, main paper and not in Ascent has confirmed the same.




To Download Combined Defence Services Examination admit card  Click  here 

http://upsc.nic.in/onlineadmitcard/main.aspx for 12.02.2012 exam.



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Vijay TV has now acquired the rights of Shankar’s ‘Nanban’..........!

It's almost like a revolution happening down here in small screens. The usual scenario of the satellite rights of big tickets being sold to leading channels with a political connection seems to have changed now. Vijay TV has been striking at its best and has had a gradual growth gaining good TRPs. The innovative shows both in aspects of fiction and non-fiction turned to become the major attraction.

Apparently, the star network started buying satellite rights of big tickets that were once piece of chocolate for the other leading channels.

Having bagged the big movies of all times, Vijay TV has now acquired the rights of Shankar's 'Nanban' starring Vijay, Ileana, Srikanth, Jeeva and Sathyaraj in lead roles.

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IPL: Delhi sign up 3 players from domestic circuit

 Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils have signed up three domestic players, including a teenaged all-rounder, for the upcoming IPL season.

Delhi's 19-year-old all-rounder Pawan Negi and the batting duo of Manprit Juneja (Gujarat) and Kuldeep Chandrakant Raval (Saurashtra) will join the Daredevils in the season starting April 4.

"We are delighted to have signed up talented cricketers we spotted on the domestic circuit this season," the team's Mentor TA Sekar said in a statement.

"Together with picking up Kevin Pietersen this season, we have been taking the steps necessary for us to become a competitive squad again. We are confident that we will have the right mix of players to choose from for all our games this season."

Delhi Daredevils also announced buying out former India all-rounder S Sriram, South African all-rounder Robert Frylinck, leg-spinner Vivek Yadav and left-arm spinner Rajesh Pawar's contracts.

Sriram, 35, played one game while the other three did not figure in any of the matches for Delhi Daredevils last season. Earlier, all-rounder Andrew McDonald was traded with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"We were tracking 21-year-old Manprit Juneja from before he scored 201 on first class debut against Tamil Nadu. We are confident he will make his presence felt in the Delhi Daredevils squad and push real hard for a place in the middle-order this season," Sekar said of the youngster.

Sekar said Negi's ability to be nagging with the ball and his effectiveness as a middle-order batsman made the him an exciting talent.

"He can be an effective left-handed all-rounder. He caught our eye when taking six wickets for Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament at Lahli in Rohtak," Sekar said.

The left-handed Raval slammed two half-centuries for Saurashtra in the West Zone league games of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Rajkot.

"He fits into the team's scheme of things well since he has the game and the temperament to be an impact player in the middle-order," Sekar said.
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IPL 5: Ganguly, Donald join Pune Warriors coaching staff...1

Sourav Ganguly and Allan Donald have been added to the Pune Warriors coaching staff ahead of the fifth season of the IPL. Donald will be the team's bowling coach, while Ganguly will play a dual role as player and mentor. The Warriors will be without a head coach - Geoff Marsh left to coach Sri Lanka - and Donald and Ganguly will join Paddy Upton, the mental and conditioning coach, and Praveen Amre, the batting coach.

Iran bans Golshifteh Farahani from visiting homeland after topless magazine shoot...........!

Iran has banned actress Golshifteh Farahani from returning home after she posed topless for a French newsmagazine.
Farahani posed for Madame Le Figaro magazine as a symbolic protest against strictures on women in Iran. The actress posted her picture on her Facebook page too.

"I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists and I may offer her artistic services somewhere else," she was quoted by Britain's as Telegraph as saying.
"Publishing of photographs of the deplorable Golshifteh Farahani on the Internet shows the ugly face of cinemasbehind the scenes," Dubai based news channel Al Arabiya News quoted Iran's semi-official Fars news agency.

Is Nanban Equals Rajinis Enthiran Record?

Vijay's Shankar directed Nanban has been declared a super hit by the trade. 
As per trade sources the film has grossed approximately Rs 40 Crore in its first week (Jan 12 to 19). In Tamil Nadu it recorded almost 95 % opening in its first four days, which is extraordinary by any yardstick.

The film opened in nearly 625 screens in Tamil Nadu in its first two days (Jan 12 &13) without any opposition. 
Nanban made merry and it helped the film to get the second biggest opening after Enthiran. By Pongal day, the film became steady at the box-office and the word-of-mouth started working to its advantage .
Says Asick Meera of Mariyam Pictures who purchased the TK area: "Nanban is running packed houses in 33 release stations and there is no drop so far. After Enthiran, Nanban is the only film which is drawing repeat audience and is going steady. The collections are on par with Enthiran first week collections and the film has netted Rs 2.75 Crores in its opening week, which is phenomenal by any yardstick."
Added Sivakumar of Cosmo Village Pictures, the distributor for Coimbatore & Nilgiri area: "We gave Nanban a very big release by opening in 70 screens and has netted an awesome Rs 5.20 Crore in the first week so far and has been drawing unprecedented crowds especially in small towns. What is remarkable is that the film has done excellent business at single screens as well as multiplexes, a feat which only Enthiran has managed in the recent past"
Nanban is also testimony to the fact that Vijay is one of the biggest stars in Tamil films with an assured opening. Shankar is the biggest brand in south cinema and the combo with Vijay worked wonders for the film.
Family audiences took advantage of the long weekend to catch the faithful 3 Idiots remake. Gemini Film Circuit, the producers hit the bull's eye by releasing the film for Pongal which ensured the family audiences came in droves and the word of mouth promotions by the masses has worked well for the film. 
As per Gemini Film Circuit, Nanban is faring well in Tamilnadu, Kerala and overseas and is expected to collect over Rs100 crores in the long run from theatricals, audio and television rights (Vijay TV has brought the rights at a new record price).
And now you know, why Ilayathalapathy is all smiles? All Izz Well, that ends well!

selection and appointment of Cost Auditor At BSNL..!

ICWAI has been received a communication by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a fully Central Govt. owned company which is providing telecom services throughout the Nation, seeking a panel of Cost Accountant Firms for the purpose of selection and appointment of Cost Auditor from amongst such panel, for their 24 circle office and 2 District offices namely Chennai phones and Kolkata phones.

Interested Cost Accountants or Firm of Cost Accountants who fulfill the eligibility and other conditions may send their application to BSNL latest by 24th January 2012 at the following address:

AGM (CA - III)

Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, 1st Floor,

Harish Chandra Mathur Lane, Janpath

New Delhi- 110001

for more details Click here

http://members.icwai.org/members/members-announcement.asp

IIIT Hyderabad Felicity ..!

The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad is happy to announce its 11th Annual Inter-College Festival - FELICITY 2012, to be held from February 17th to 19th, 2012.

Felicity is IIIT annual Techno-Cultural Festival which brings together students from all over the country and a large audience from other walks of life. Felicity has always provided a platform for students to showcase their talents. It has repeatedly satisfied the creative appetite of students and has been a source of novel solutions to many socio-economic and scientific problems of our times.

The events conducted at Felicity are of the highest quality. Apart from having eminent judges who can transform competitions in the cultural and technical domains into great learning experiences, the festival features stage performances by artists of stature.
Felicity brings to you, the ultimate set of technical events, Threads. For those who think Felicity is all about style and fun, Threads will prove you otherwise, with the versatile competitions based on Programming, Mathematics, IT and Electronics.

Threads, right since its inception, have had intellectual participation not just from India, but also students from reputed institutions all over the world. The events offer, not just the opportunity to compete with the best, but also lucrative prizes for the winners.

The online events of Threads being from 21st, January .

go for more details........

http://felicity.iiit.ac.in




Vidoe:Dangerous Mumbai train stunt goes viral

A one-minute video of two youngsters performing a death-defying stunt on the tracks before an approaching train near Khadaki railway station has gone viral in the virtual world.

Here's how they pull it off

One of them lies down on the tracks moments before an express train arrives, and lets the train pass over him. After the train whizzes by, the person emerges unscathed. His friend, who is apparently shooting this whole episode, joins him and then both of them jubilantly wave at the camera.

After watching the crazy video, the railway police are trying to trace the boys who pulled off the stunt early this month.

The police have appealed to local people to share information about the whereabouts of these 'stuntmen' so that necessary action can be taken against them.

After MiD DAY brought this widely circulated video link to the notice of the Government Railway Police (GRP), they beefed up security around Khadaki railway station.

"It is out of sheer luck that the person doing these stunts has emerged alive. This act is suicidal."

"If a person doing such stunts is hit by any precariously dangling object such as hose pipe from the passing train, he will die on the spot," Senior Inspector of GRP Mahendra Rokade said. "I have asked all my officers to keep a close watch near Khadaki railway tracks and if we find any one doing stunts, the person will be booked for attempt to suicide under Section 309 of the IPC."

Rokade said this was not the first time such dangerous activities had been brought to the GRP's notice.

"We were informed about the similar activities being carried out two years ago and at that time we had beefed up security as well," Rokade said. "This time too, we will do the same."

Reacting to the video, Central Railway public relations officer Y K Singh said, "We are going all out to create awareness asking commuters to strictly use foot over bridge while crossing railway tracks. Minimum four to five people die per month while carelessly crossing railway tracks near Shivajinagar and Pimpri railway stations."

Avi Dodke, a city resident, uploaded the video on Facebook on January 13.

source:http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/dangerous-mumbai-train-stunt-goes-viral-168817

Apple's iBooks Textbooks initiative ...!

Apple's iBooks Textbooks initiative is a welcome and natural progression.

It seems there is quite a bit of skepticism and controversy surrounding the new Apple iBooks 2 and Textbooks application and service. Most is centered on the iPad requirement and the control of output from the iBook Author tool. I agree with some of these arguments, but also believe the iBooks 2/Textbooks announcement from yesterday is just one part of the story we will hear from Apple in the near future.


read more:http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-gadgeteer/apples-ibooks-textbooks-initiative-is-a-welcome-and-natural-progression/5407


Australian Open: Calm Federer overcomes Karlovic...!

Australian Open: Calm Federer overcomes Karlovic

Roger Federer came through a tough test against big-serving giant Ivo Karlovic on Friday to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open 7-6 (8/6), 7-5, 6-3.





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Indians shine in Australian Open...!

Sixth-seeded Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi kicked off their mixed doubles campaign in the Australian Open with a comfortable win over South African Natalie Grandin and Jean-Julien Rojer of Curacao here Friday.

The Indian duo, winners here in 2009, took just 62 minutes in knocking out their first round opponents 6-4, 6-2. Sania and Bhupathi made just one unforced error and got an impressive 71 percent of their first serves in.


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ISB Executive Education Programmes 2012

ISB Executive Education Programmes 2012

Centre for Executive Education (CEE), Indian School of Business, Hyderabad has announced programme schedule for Executive Education Programmes to be held from January 2012 to March 2012. The programmes will be conducted at ISB, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). The training programmes are intended to learn the intricacies of doing business in emerging and developing markets, interact with leading faculty and industry experts from around the world. The ISB is the world class Business School and has been on top 10 places in various international and national rankings. Following are details of Executive Education Programmes for February 2012 - March 2012:

Programmes during January 2012:

1) Leading Teams for High Performance: January 8-11, 2012
2) Accelerated Sales Force Performance: January 9-13, 2012
3) General Management For Young Business Leaders: January 29 - February 3, 2012
4) Negotiation Strategies: January 30 - February 1, 2012

Programmes for February 2012:

1) CEO Agenda: A Scenario-based Leadership Approach: February 2-4, 2012
2) Finance for Non Finance Managers: February 11-12, 2012
3) Stepping into Leadership: February 11-14, 2012
4) Leadership Skills for Top Management: February 13-17, 2012
5) Stepping into Leadership in Sri Lanka: February 15-17, 2012
6) Strategic Real Estate Management: February 19-21, 2012
7) Linking HR with Business Strategy: February 27-29, 2012
8) Building Excellence in Professional Higher Education Institutions: February 28-March 1, 2012
9) Leadership Skills for Top Management in Sri Lanka: February 28-March 2, 2012

Programmes for March 2012:

1) Rewiring Your Innovation DNA: March 1-4, 2012
2) Family Business - Managing Growth And Transformation: March 3-6, 2012
3) Global Supply Chain Management Certification: March 10-15, 2012
4) Reinventing Marketing for Chief Marketing Officers: March 14-17, 2012
5) Healthcare Management A Growth Perspective: March 16-18, 2012

All these are short term executive programmes with custom made training and exposure to industry. Interested candidates can register online through ISB website at http://www.isb.edu/cee/ . Details of eligibility for various programmes, fee, selection process and application / registration procedure, please see the above mentioned website. Address: Indian School of Business, Gachibowli, Hyderabad- 500 032, India. Phone: +91 40 2300 7000.

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Venkatesh's Bodyguard Fourth Day Collections

Venkatesh's Bodyguard Fourth Day Collections: 4th day Box Office report

Victory Venkatesh's latest movie 'Bodyguard' which was released on 14
January 2012 is getting positive response from audience. As per the
trade reports the movie collected a gross of around Rs 5.6 crore world
wide on fourth day of release.

Overall the movie collected Rs 24.1 Crore on first 4 days of release.
The occupancy rate of the movie on Tuesday i.e. 4th day was around 80
to 85% on single screens and around 90 to 95% at multiplexes. There is
slight decrease in the occupancy rate at single screens as well as
multiplexes. The movie is making good collections in first and second
shows when compared with morning and matinee shows. The movie is
making more collections at Multiplexes.

Venkatesh's Bodyguard First Day Collections: 1st day Box Office report


Bodyguard Day wise gross collections details

First day (Saturday) : Rs 6.5 Crore
Second day (Sunday) : Rs 7.2 Crore
Third day (Monday) : Rs 5.8 Crore
Fourth day (Tuesday) : Rs 5.6 Crore
Total first 3 days gross collections : Rs 24.1 Crore

source:http://cinema.currentweek.net/2012/01/venkateshs-bodyguard-fourth-day.html

Shipping Corporation Trainee Engineering Cadet posts..!

How to Apply : Application in the prescribed format  only by Ordinary
post should be sent to the following address super scribing the
envelop as "Application for Trainee Engineering Cadet", addressed to
Executive Director ,Fleet Personnel Dept.,Third Floor,The Shipping
Corporation Of India Ltd.,Shipping House,245, Madam Cama Road, Nariman
point, Mumbai 400 021,Maharashtra,India on or before 11/02/2012.


For further details and application format, please view

http://www.shipindia.com/pdf/RecruitmentDrive/78f6f7d8_TECADVT.pdf

Top 10 Most Trusted Brands in India....!

As per the latest report by  Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012 (BTR 2012), Nokia and Tata have retained their first and second positions from last year as India's top two Trusted Brands this year.

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012 (BTR 2012), lists India's 1000 Most Trusted Brands. The report, the result of a comprehensive primary research conducted on 61-components of trust - a proprietary tool of Trust Research Advisory. The research is conducted with 2718 'influencer' respondents from 15 cities, generating more than 2 million data-points from 12000 hours of research.

Top 10 Most Trusted Brands
1. Nokia
2. Tata
3. LG
4. Samsung
5. Sony
6. Maruti Suzuki
7. Bajaj  (last year it was ranked 12th)
8. LIC
9.Airtel
10. Reliance (Ranked 6th in last year)

The report also listed the Most Trusted leaders in some other categories are

1. Armani in Branded Fashion,
2. DLF in Construction,
3. NIIT in Education,
4. ONGC in Energy,
5. PVR in Entertainment,
6. Pepsi in F&B,
7. Dabur in Healthcare,
8. Taj Hotels in Hospitality,
9. Google in Internet,
10. ACC in Manufacturing,
11. Thomas Cook in Services,
12. Being Human in Social Sector,
13. Hewlett Packard in Technology, and
14. Air India in Airlines.

The survey also came out with 22 most trusted personalities. The top 5 personalities include.
1. Anna Hazare 
2. Sachin Tendulkar, 
3. Salman Khan, 
4. Amitabh Bachchan and 
5. Aamir Khan

Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours to stop anti-piracy act

Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours to stop anti-piracy act


Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet. 

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has defended the decision to blackout the website tomorrow despite criticism from Twitter's chief executive who said shutting down website globally is 'foolish'. 

The English version the website will be inaccessible from 5AM GMT on Wednesday until 5AM GMT on Thursday, he wrote on Twitter.


Blacked Out alert on wikipedia

The decision to black out the site was decided by voting within the Wikipedia community of writers and editors who manage the free service, Wales said. The English language Wikipedia receives more than 25 million average daily visitors from around the world, according to comScore data.


Pics of Luxury Costa Concordia cruise ship

Pics: Luxury Costa Concordia cruise ship sinks in sea at Giglio island,Italy

A view shows the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship lying on its side after being holed by a rock off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island January 15, 2012. Rescuers were painstakingly checking thousands of cabins on the Italian liner for 15 people still unaccounted for after the huge vessel foundered and keeled over, killing at least five people and injuring 70.

Pics: Luxury Costa Concordia cruise ship sinks in sea at Giglio island,Italy


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Sport news:Team Dhoni could set new record for India's worst: Stats

 
If Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men continue their losing streak in the fourth Test against Australia at Adelaide, it could prove to be the worst phase in the annals of Indian cricket.


Since Dhoni led his team in England last summer, India have lost seven out of seven Tests in the two series abroad.


It's already the second worst phase in the history of Indian cricket. And it could prove to be the worst if they lose in the fourth and final Test against Australia, beginning January 24.

Twice in their history of 79 years and 461 Tests, India have lost seven Tests in succession in two series - once in 1967 when Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's men lost in England and Australia by 3-0 and 4-0 margins. Only eight years before, India had lost eight Tests in two series of five matches each against the West Indies and Australia in 1958-59.

Tiger Pataudi's men in 1967, though, could claim to have done better than the modern-day Indian team.

Even though they drew blank in both England and Australia, they lost only two matches by an innings margin.

Dhoni's men have already suffered four innings defeats in the last five Tests.

There is another reason why the men of '67 could look down on Dhoni's team. While only Rahul Dravid has been a centurion in the past two series abroad, Pataudi (148 at Headingley) and M L Jaisimha (101 at Brisbane) ensured they had more than one century-maker in their ranks.

Presently, Dhoni's men are a shade better than the team of '59, but only by a wafer-thin margin.

It could all change in Adelaide. During the season of 1958-59, India lost 3-0 to the West Indies at home and 5-0 away to England. They had eight losses out of 10 Tests in that dreadful spell of nine months.

But those men in whites still salvaged two draws. Dhoni and his team have drawn blank in England and Australia so far.

Another perspective could truly reflect how dismal Dhoni's men have been. When India lost eight Tests from two series in 1958-59, it had no less than four captains in the space of four Tests.

When West Indies arrived in the winter of 1958, India began with Polly Umrigar and then handed over the leadership to Ghulam Ahmed for two Tests. For the final two Tests, Vinoo Mankad and Hemu Adhikari led the team into the middle.

Dhoni, on the contrary, is at the helm presently and completely secure as leader.

In those two wretched series of 50s and 60s, the teams were a cut above what England and Australia have been able to throw at the Indians in the last seven months.

The likes of Wes Hall, Fred Trueman and Brian Statham in 1958-59 and John Snow and Graham McKenzie in 1967-68 were the legends of the game.

James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan for England and James Pattinson, Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus for Australia, with all due respects, still have some way to go.

Thus the final Test at Adelaide could be more important in more ways than one.


source:http://sports.ndtv.com/ind-aus-2011/news/item/184039-india-vs-australia-team-dhoni-could-set-new-record-for-indias-worst-stats?pfrom=home-topstories

Introduction of New Syllabus & Pattern for Foundation Programme of ICSI Company Secretary

Introduction of New Syllabus & Pattern for Foundation Programme  Examinations from December, 2012 Session  

The Foundation Programme being the entry level to the Company Secretaryship Course and gateway to the profession of Company Secretaries, the Syllabus Review Committee based on the feedback received from various stakeholders has completed the formulation of detailed contents of the Foundation Programme. We are pleased to inform you that the Council of the Institute has approved the new syllabus for the Foundation Programme.  

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Word news: In Silicon Valley, the ripe scent of new money

Sam Odio expected a few congratulatory e-mails when he sold Divvyshot, his online photo-sharing service, to Facebook last April for millions of dollars.

Instead, his in-box was flooded with pitches from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and other Wall Street firms looking to manage his newfound wealth. Goldman has the inside track, having courted him with an exclusive factory tour of Tesla, the electric sports-car maker, and tickets to a screening of the final Harry Potter film.

"They sure know the way to a geek's heart," said Mr. Odio, 27.

Wall Street, as always, is going where the money is - and right now that is Silicon Valley. The latest Internet boom means there are more newly minted millionaires, and even billionaires, than at any time since the technology bubble a decade ago.

Many are brilliant young entrepreneurs and computer engineers. But for all their knowledge, the technology executives, many of whom are fresh out of college, are relatively clueless when it comes to estate planning.

"Betting the ranch on building a widget for the Facebook platform is very different than managing a long-term nest egg," said Jay Backstrand, a vice president at JPMorgan Chase's private bank.

Wall Street is more than happy to help - for a fee. Banks charge roughly 1 percent for overseeing a wealthy investor's portfolio. Though that may not sound like a lot, it adds up when billions of dollars are involved.

 

Chevron: Rig catches fire off Nigeria's delta

An offshore rig exploring possible deep-water oil and gas fields off Nigeria's coast for Chevron Corp. caught fire Monday, and the oil company said officials were still trying to account for all those working there.
Chevron said it was still investigating the fire, which occurred near its North Apoi oil platform, and which forced it to shut down.
"We immediately flew out people to the nearby North Apoi platform, and have been helping those needing any medical assistance," Chevron spokesman Scott Walker said in a statement.
Chevron did not immediately say what caused the fire. However, Nigeria's government believes a "gas kick" — a major build up of gas pressure from drilling — was responsible, said Levi Ajuonoma, a spokesman for the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.
Chevron and other foreign oil companies in Nigeria pump crude oil in partnership with the state-run company.
Nnimmo Bassey, who runs an environmental watchdog group in Nigeria, said he had received reports from locals nearby that the fire was an industrial incident.

Tendulkar, Zaheer back in ODI Squad, Irfan retained..!

Tendulkar, Zaheer back in ODI fold, Irfan retained..!


India will play two Twenty20 internationals against Australia Feb 1 and 3 followed by the ODI tri-series, which will be played Feb 5-March 8.

Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan, R. Vinay Kumar and Praveen Kumar

The salient features of the National Policy on Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS)

The Union Cabinet of India on 12 January 2012 approved the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) policy, with the objective of checking illicit production of psychotropic substances, curb drug abuse and stop trafficking of such items. The new policy will help in controlling the proliferation of black money. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The NDPS policy will lead to reduction in crime and improvement in public health.  It aims at social re-integration of victims of drug abuse.

The salient features of the policy are as follows:

(i) The policy recommends production of Concentrate of Poppy Straw (CPS) in India by a company or body corporate. This would enable India to retain its status of a traditional supplier of Opiate Raw Material (ORM) to the rest of world, while remaining competitive.

(ii) The consumption of poppy straw by addicts will be gradually reduced and finally stopped in a time frame decided by the States.

(iii) On the illicit cultivation of poppy and cannabis, the policy emphasizes use of satellite imageries for detection of illicit crop and its subsequent eradication and development of alternate means of livelihood in respect of cultivators in pockets of traditional illicit cultivation.

(iv) The private sector may be allowed production of alkaloids from opium. At present alkaloids from opium are produced only in Government Opium and Alkaloid Factories (GOAFs).

(v) Non-intrusive methods of regulating the manufacture, trade and use of such psychotropic substances will be introduced,

(vi) Emphasis will be laid on adequate access to morphine and other opioids necessary for palliative care, a strategy to address street peddlers of drugs, periodic surveys of drug abuse to gauge the extent, pattern and nature of drug abuse in the country, recognition of de-addiction centers,

(vii) There will be a time bound plan of action, detailing the steps to be taken by different Ministries/ Departments/ agencies, in response to the recommendations of the International Narcotics Control Board.

The policy attempts to curb the menace of drug abuse and contains provisions for treatment, rehabilitation and social re-integration of victims of drug abuse. Implementation of the provisions of the policy will lead to reduction of crime, improvement in public health and uplifting of the social milieu.

The NDPS Policy will serve as a guide to various Ministries and organizations and re-assert India`s commitment to combat the drug menace in a holistic manner.

Background: There are four broad aspects of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances –

(i) Administration of the NDPS Act and Rules framed there under,

(ii) Legal production, manufacturing, trade and use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical and scientific uses,

(iii) Drug (Illicit) supply reduction, and

(iv) Drug (Illicit) demand reduction.

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Music News :1,200 Tabla, 300 Pakwaj players on one stage in Maharashtra

A total of 1,200 Tabla and 300 Pakwaj players will perform together Tuesday on one stage at Solapur in Maharashtra, the Art of Living Foundation said Monday.

'Taal Ninaad', a masterful repertoire of Hindustan Classical music and percussionists, seeks to keep the tradition of Hindustani classical music alive, Art of Living said in a statement.

Renowned artists such as Pandit Arvindkumar Azad, Pandit Bhavani Shankar and Pandit Ronu Muzumdar will grace the occasion.

how much sleep is enough...?

 how much sleep is enough?

As with most things, it's certainly an individual factor and varies from person to person. As a general guideline though, I would recommend that everyone out there strive to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep every single night. If you feel that you require more than that, sleep for 9 hours or for even longer if you need to.

The bottom line is to get enough sleep each night so that you feel 100% rested and energized throughout the day. If you regularly feel fatigued and sluggish, then increasing your sleeping time is a must.

In terms of building muscle size and strength, proper amounts of sleep will:

- Increase your mental focus and energy
- Improve your strength
- Allow for proper recovery in between workouts
- Lower cortisol levels
- Increase testosterone
- Raise growth hormone levels
- Decrease insulin resistance

That should be plenty of incentive right there to start paying close attention to how much sleep you're getting each night.

Why Sleep Deprivation Will Inhibit Your Muscle Gains............!

Here 4 reasons are given for   Why Sleep Deprivation Will Inhibit Your Muscle Gains...


It may seem like a trivial issue that could be easily overlooked, but giving your body a proper sleep every night really is an important step in setting the wheels for maximum muscle growth into motion.

If you really want to see the most dramatic changes in your body over the shortest period of time possible, a restful, quality sleep every single night is a must.

What makes a proper sleep so important?

Well, let's simply take a look at what happens when you DON'T get a proper sleep each night…


1) Mental focus will decline.

One of the biggest problems with sleep deprivation is the effect that it will have on your mental state. Studies have shown that just a single night with insufficient rest will have a significant negative impact on your mental focus and willingness to perform difficult tasks.

Putting forth an all-out effort every time you enter the gym is one of the primary keys to building muscle fast, and in order to do so you must remain mentally sharp at all times.


2) Physical performance will suffer.


Not only will sleep deprivation have a negative impact on your state of mind, but it will also have physical consequences as well. Without a proper sleep, your strength levels will decrease and you'll end up using less weight and/or performing fewer reps than you would normally be capable of.

Your bottom line muscle gains are ultimately determined by the steady increases in poundage that you are able to make on all of your exercises, and keeping your strength at top levels is critical in achieving this as quickly as possible.


3) Recovery will be interrupted.

As you are probably already aware, your muscles do not actually grow while you are IN the gym. Rather, they grow while you are OUT of the gym eating and resting.

The time that you spend sleeping is one of the primary periods where the recovery and remodeling of damaged muscle tissue takes place. Not only do your muscles require recovery time, but your central nervous system, joints and immune system need rest too.


4) Hormone levels will be compromised.


Depriving your body of sleep will have a negative impact on some of the most important muscle building and fat burning hormones circulating in your body. I'm talking specifically about cortisol, testosterone, growth hormone and insulin.

Simply put, sleep deprivation has a negative impact on every single one of them...

a) Cortisol - A catabolic stress hormone that increases abdominal fat storage and stimulates the breakdown of muscle tissue for use as energy.

Studies have shown that insufficient sleep will cause the body to release higher amounts of this hormone.

b) Testosterone
- The most important hormone when it comes to building muscle. The higher your levels of testosterone, the more muscle you can build.

Sleep deprivation measurably lowers testosterone levels.

c) Growth Hormone -
Regenerates the body and plays a large role in building and maintaining muscle.

The time that you sleep is also the time when your body experiences a natural surge in growth hormone levels. If you fail to get a proper rest at night this hormonal surge will be compromised.

d) Insulin - Responsible for the uptake of important nutrients into your body cells.

Sleep deprivation can result in an increase in your body's insulin resistance levels. This means that your body will have to release higher-than-normal amounts of this hormone to compensate. This can lead to excess fat storage, diabetes or heart disease.

Tech Info :How an Optical Mouse Works

Optical mice are the de facto standard for mice to communicate between the end user and the computer. The optical mouse is a great improvement of the mechanical mouse that was created in the early 1970s.

Agilent Technologies introduced the Optical mouse in 1999. The technology uses a tiny camera that takes thousands of pictures per second to determine position and speed.

The optical mouse uses a very small light emitting diode more commonly referred to as an LED, which is red in color. This LED bounces light off of a mouse pad or desk surface onto a CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor).

A biography of Rajinikanth will on 12.12.12..........!

Rajinikanth's biography to hit stands on 12.12.12


 A biography of Rajinikanth will hit book stands in the superstar's true style on 12.12.12.

Publishers Penguin Books India said that "Rajinikanth" by critic-producer Naman Ramachandaran will be the first and only definitive biography of one of India's biggest stars and the launch will commemorate his 62nd birthday on the unique date December 12, 2012.

"The book will comprehensively analyse his meteoric career in the movie industry from his debut performance to his forthcoming blockbuster "Rana", releasing this year.

"With never before presented insights on his personal and political life, this book, for the first time analyses the unmatched charm and magic of Rajinikanth that bridges the unique boy-next-door, down to earth persona, with that of his larger than life superstar image," the publishers said in a statement. The book will also contain rare pictures and anecdotes.

Ravi Teja real life Photos & Family Photos

Ravi Teja real life Photos & Family Photos




Ravi Teja real name is Bhupatiraju Ravishankar Raju. He was born on 26th January 1968 in Jaggampeta, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. His father is Rajgopal Raju, a pharmacist and Rajyalaxmi, a home maker.  He studied at N.S.M Public School and Siddhartha Degree College. He is married to Kalyani. They got married in 2002 and had a daughter Mokshadha in 2003 and a son Manit in 2006.Ravi Teja With His Wife


source:http://telugucinemass.blogspot.com/2011/12/ravi-teja-real-life-photos.html

No money for 'Kolaveri di' Dhanush ...!

No money for 'Kolaveri di' Dhanush


'Kolaveri di' might have become a landmark on the 2011 music calendar, but unfortunately, the man behind the popular number - Dhanush - is unable to reap any monetary benefit out of the situation.

Apparently, Dhanush sold the rights for 'Kolaveri' to Sony Music for a pittance, not knowing how far the song was fated to go. And now when there are various versions of the number making their way around the world (in Pakistan, as well), Dhanush's family and friends are dismayed at his meagre income from the deal.

In fact, there is nothing the South star can do to curb the myriad versions of 'Kolaveri' that are floating around. Also, he has no control over the various versions of the song that the actor has served up for future release. Shockingly the Hindi version of 'Kolaveri' is out of Dhanush's hands.

The star-singer told a tabloid, "I can't release any version of 'Kolaveri' without Sony's approval. And I'll have to share every version of the song with them. So essentially I'll get paid only for my singing. Like the Tamil version, the Hindi version of 'Kolaveri' is with Sony Music. There's nothing I can do about it."

About not retaining the rights for the song, Dhanush said, "Who knew the song would go so far? But it's okay. I don't regret it. I am content with what I've got from this song. And what I've got is priceless."

source:http://telugucinemass.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-money-for-kolaveri-di-dhanush.html

Media report slams beer party on WACA pitch.!

The on-pitch beer party by the WACA staff, hours before the Perth match, is an insult to Test cricket and a political disaster, a media report has said.



Sport News :Phelps dominates 400IM at Austin meet.....!

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history with 16 medals, cruised to his second win in as many days by capturing the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday at the Austin Grand Prix.

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Sport News :Vaughan, Gayle blast India on Twitter




India's defeat by an innings and 37 runs at Perth against Australia on Sunday, unleashed a flurry of tweets with Michael Vaughn and Chris Gayle questioning the quality of play shown by MS Dhoni's team.


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Cinema: Ajith’s Billa 2 First Look Stills

Finally the wait is over for Ajith fans. The Billa 2 team had made official confirmation that the First Look stills of Ajith in Billa 2 will be revealed out tomorrow.

Sources say that three stunning posters of Billa 2 will be released in this initial stage of promotion. Also director Chakri Toleti wants the film to reach big, so he is planning for promotions of Billa 2 in a unique way.
Ajith's Billa 2 is in its final stages of shooting with post-production works going on the other side. The movie is slated for a May 1, 2012 release.

Difference between British English and US English

Language is one aspect which can never be ignored. There are various ways in which a person communicates with his peers or friends. There are varieties with respect to both the dialect. The language English is spoken differently in US as well as Britain. The US English is often considered to be grammatical incorrect. However, none of the versions are declared as the perfect one. The main difference between British English and US English would be with respect with spellings. In case of British English emphasis id given on present tense. Any other way of speaking would be considered incorrect. For eg, In case of Britain English the following would be applicable: I've lost my pen. Can you please look for it? The US English would go as: I lost my pen. Can you please look for it? So basically the Americans believe in phrasing sentences in simple past tense while Britain's believe in present tense.

Similarly the Britain's prefer present perfect as compared to simple past. The American English might include already, yet and just. An example of American English would be: I just had breakfast. The Britans would also say I've just had breakfast. The other important difference is use of have vs has. The Americans would any day prefer to use have rather than has. So it could be have, haven't I, haven't got etc. The Britain's on the other hand prefer has. The other important differentiation is use of verb. Americans prefer saying gotten (got) while Britain's would stick to using got in communication. There are certain vocabulary changes in both. The word rubber can mean a condom in case of American English while an object to erase out markings in Britain. The main differentiation could be use of prepositions. The Americans prefer saying on the weekend as compared to at the weekend(British English). Even spellings have a huge difference in both forms. Many word documents would show the American accepted words. They might be spelt differently in Britain. You need to be sure of all these words such as (American–British):

· Color – Colour

· Favor- Favour

· Humor – Humour

· Recognize – Recognise

The best way is to follow a global English which could be used anywhere across the globe. You would need to be consistent in your dialect. Majority of people prefer American English as it sounds most rustic, consists slang and not formal.

Vikram, Shankar Mega combo once again..........!

Vikram, Shankar Mega combo once again

Director Shankar's next mega venture will be produced by AGS Entertainment.
Now the news is that Chiyaan Vikram will play the lead role in the untitled film.

This is going to be the most expected film since this Mega combo striked the Tamil audience with Blockbuster 'Anniyan' in 2005.
Sources say that Shankar is ready with a fresh script, he felt that Vikram only will fit the role with ease. So soon official announcements are expected.


source;http://tcln.blogspot.com/2012/01/vikram-shankar-mega-combo-once-again.html

Tech News ;Apple admits supplier abuse of workers

Apple admitted on Friday that some of its suppliers continued to overwork and underpay employees, as it threw open its factory doors to monitors after a spate of suicides at a Chinese plant.

After fielding heavy criticism for not policing conditions for the workers who produce its popular iPads, iPhones and other products, Apple divulged its list of suppliers and said it would allow an outside labour rights group to monitor them.

Meanwhile an annual internal audit of its supply chain showed that just 38 percent of the company's suppliers adhered to Apple's own standard of a maximum 60 hour work week and minimum one day off per week.

One-third of its suppliers were negligent in managing hazardous substances, and the same portion were below standard in injury prevention practice.


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