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'పరమవీరచక్ర'కు శ్రీకారం

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తన నుండి ఏదీ ఆశించకుండా అభిమానులు చూపిస్తున్న అభిమానమే తనకు శ్రీరామరక్ష అని, అవార్డులు, రివార్డులకంటే తనకు అభిమానులే ముఖ్యమని నందమూరి బాలకృష్ణ పేర్కొన్నారు. గురువారం ఆయన 50వ పుట్టినరోజు. అదే రోజు దాసరి దర్శకత్వంలో తేజ సినిమా పతాకంపై సి.కళ్యాణ నిర్మిస్తున్న 'పరమవీరచక్ర' చిత్ర ప్రారంభోత్సవం హైదరాబాద్‌లోని కోట్ల విజయభాస్కరరెడ్డి స్టేడియంలో అట్టహాసంగా జరిగింది. బాలకృష్ణపై చిత్రీకరించిన ముహూర్తపు సన్నివేశానికి మాజీ ముఖ్యమంత్రి చంద్రబాబునాయుడు క్లాప్‌ ఇచ్చారు. శ్రీమతి దాసరి పద్మ కెమెరా స్విచాన్‌ చేశారు. వేదికపై బాలకృష్ణ నడుచుకుంటూ వస్తూ డైలాగ్‌ చెప్పడాన్ని ముహూర్తపు సన్నివేశంగా చిత్రీకరించారు. ఈ వేడుకలో నందమూరి కుటుంబసభ్యులు హరికృష్ణ, రామకృష్ణ, జూ.ఎన్టీఆర్‌, కల్యాణ్‌రామ్‌, తారకరత్న, దగ్గుబాటి వెంకటేశ్వరరావు, ఇంకా మురళీమోహన్‌, కె.ఎల్‌.నారాయణ, ఎ.కోదండరామిరెడ్డి, రాజకీయ ప్రముఖులు పాల్గొన్నారు. అభిమానులు పెద్దసంఖ్యలో హాజరయ్యారు. ఈ సందర్భంగా బాలకృష్ణ తన ప్రసంగంలో 'ఇంతమంది అభిమానం పొందడం పూర్వజన్మసుకృతంగా భావిస్తున్నాను. మీకు నాకు మధ్య రుణానుబంధం ఉంది. ఇక దాసరిగారితో సినిమా చేయాలని ఎప్పటినుండో అనుకుంటున్నాను. అది ఇప్పటికి కుదిరింది. నాన్నగారితో 'బొబ్బిలిపులి, మనుషులంతా ఒక్కటే, సర్దార్‌ పాపారాయు' వంటి విజయవంతమైన చిత్రాలను అందించిన దాసరి మహా మనిషి' అంటూ ప్రశంసించారు.
అంతకుముందు చంద్రబాబు మాట్లాడుతూ 'ఈ సందడి చూస్తుంటే సినిమా ఎప్పుడెప్పుడు చూద్దామాని అనిపిస్తోంది. కచ్చితంగా ఈ చిత్రం సూపర్‌హిట్‌ అవుతుంది. 'సమరసింహారెడ్డి, నరసింహానాయుడు, సింహా' పాత్రలు చేయడం బాలకృష్ణకు మాత్రమే సాధ్యం. దాసరి, బాలకృష్ణ కాంబినేషన్‌లో ఇది కనివినిఎరుగని విజయం సాధించే చిత్రం అవుతుంది. రాబోయే రోజుల్లో బాలకృష్ణ సినిమాలన్నీ సూపర్‌హిట్‌ అవుతాయి. ఆయన రోజురోజుకు యువకుడిలా అవుతున్నారు. బాలకృష్ణ సినిమాల్లో, రాజకీయాల్లో బ్రహ్మాండంగా రాణించాలి' అని ప్రేక్షకుల హర్షాద్వానాల మధ్య అన్నారు.
'సినిమా గురించి ఇప్పుడేమి చెప్పను. విజయలయ్యాక సినిమానే చెబుతుంది. బాలకృష్ణ కెరిర్‌లో, చరిత్రలో 'పరమవీరచక్ర' నిలిచిపోయే విధంగా కృషి చేస్తాను' అని దాసరి నారాయణరావు చెప్పారు.
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ఏడు ఒప్పందాలపై భారత్‌- శ్రీలంక సంతకాలు

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న్యూఢిల్లి: కీలకమైన భద్రత, విద్యుత్‌తోసహా ఏడు ఒప్పందాలపై బుధవారం భారత్‌, శ్రీలంక దేశాలు బుధవారం సంతకాలు చేశాయి. నివాసాలను కోల్పోయి సహాయ శిబిరాలలో ఉంటున్న తమిళులకు సత్వరమే పునరావాస ఏర్పాటునకు సంబంధించి, శ్రీలంక జాతుల సమస్యకు రాజకీయ పరిష్కారం సాధించే అంశంపైనా భారత దేశానికి ఈ సందర్భంగా శ్రీలంక హామీ ఇచ్చింది. శ్రీలంక అధ్యక్షుడు మహీంద రాజ్‌పక్సాతో పలు అంశాలపై విస్తృత స్థాయిలో ప్రధాని మన్మోహన్‌సింగ్‌ ప్రతినిధుల స్తాయి సమావేశం నిర్వహించారు. నిరాశ్రయులైన తమిళుల దుస్థితిపట్ల భారత దేశం చెందుతున్న ఆందోళనను రాజ్‌పక్సా దృష్టికి ప్రధాని తీసుకెళ్ళారు. శ్రీలంకలో తమిళుల సమస్యను రాజకీయంగా పరిష్కారించాలని మన్మోహ న్‌సింగ్‌ రాజ్‌పక్సాను గట్టిగా కోరినట్టు అధికార వర్గాలు తెలిపాయి. ఆర్థిక సంబంధాలు పెంపొందించుకోవడం, ఇంధన భద్రత, అభివృద్ధి, ఉగ్రవాద వ్యతిరేక రంగాలతో సహా పలు ద్వైపాక్షిక, ప్రపంచ అంశాలపై ఉభయ నాయకులూ విస్తృత పరిధిలో చర్చలు జరిపారు.
ఇప్పటికీ సహాయ శిబిరాలలోనే కాలంగడుపుతున్న నిరాశ్రయులైన తమిళులకు వేగగంగా పునరావాసం కల్పించే అంశంపై రాజ్‌పక్సా ప్రధాని మన్మోహన్‌సింగ్‌కు మరోసారి హామీ ఇచ్చారు. అధికారాల కల్పన చుట్టూ పరిభ్రమిస్తున్న శ్రీలంక జాతుల సంఘర్షణకు రాజకీయ పరిష్కారం సాధనలో ఏకాభిప్రాయానికై ప్రభుత్వం చేపట్టిన చర్యలను ప్రధాని మన్మోహన్‌సింగ్‌కు రాజ్‌పక్సా వివరించారని అధికార వర్గాలు తెలిపాయి. ఉభయ నాయకుల సమావేశా నంతరం పలు రంగాలలో ఉభయదేశాల మధ్యా ద్వైపా క్షిక సహకారానికి ఊపునిచ్చే ఏడు ఒప్పందాలపై సంత కాలు జరిగాయి. ఈ ఒప్పందాలలో భద్రత, ఇంధనం, రైల్వేలు, సాంస్కృతిక మార్పిడి మొదలయినవి ఉన్నాయి.
ఉభయదేశాల విద్యుత్‌ గ్రిడ్‌ల అనుసంధానం
తీవ్రమైన విద్యుత్‌ కొరతతో సతమతమవుతున్న శ్రీలంకలో విద్యుత్‌ సరఫరా మెరుగుపడేందుకు వెయ్యి మెగావాట్ల విద్యుత్‌సరఫరాకోసం రెండు దేశాల విద్యుత్‌ గ్రిడ్‌లను అనుసంధానపరిచేందుకు ఉద్దేశించిన అవగాహనా పత్రం(ఎంఒయు) పై రెండు దేశాలూ సంతకాలు చేశాయి. దీర్ఘకాలంపాటు అంతర్యుద్ధంలో నలిగిపోయిన శ్రీలంకలో విద్యుత్‌ మౌలిక సదుపాయాల రంగం బాగా దెబ్బతినడంతో ఆ దేశానికి విద్యుత్‌ను సరఫరాచేసే విషయంలో సాధ్యాసా ధ్యాలను అధ్యయనం చేసేందుకు ఈ ఒప్పందం వీలుకల్పిస్తుంది. ఉభయదేశాల విద్యుత్‌ గ్రిడ్‌లను కలిపేందుకు డీప్‌ సీ (లోతయిన సముద్ర) కేబుళ్ళను ఉపయోగించాల్సి వుంటుంది.
ఉభయదేశాల మధ్యా ఉగ్రవాదానికి వ్యతిరేకంగా సహాకారం అందించుకునేం దుకు దోహదపడే నేర వ్యవహారాలపై పరస్పర న్యాయ సహకారం, శిక్షపడిన వారిని పరస్పరం బదిలీ చేసుకోవడంపై రెండు ఒప్పందాలు చేసుకున్నారు. తలైమన్నార్‌-మధు రైలు మార్గం నిర్మాణానికి సంబంధించిన ఒప్పందంపైకూడా సంతకాలు చేశారు. నాలుగురోజుల అధికారిక పర్యటనపై రాజ్‌పక్సా మంగళవారం ఢిల్లిd చేరుకున్నారు. శ్రీలంక అధ్యక్షుడుగా జనవరిలో తిరిగి ఎన్నికైన తరువాత రాజ్‌పక్సా భారత్‌పర్యటనకు విచ్చేయడం ఇదేప్రథమం.
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India to loosen divorce laws as society changes

NEW DELHI — Marriage is the central focus of most Indian lives, but the government on Thursday took steps to make divorce easier as nuptial breakdown becomes more common.
Traditional Indian marriages are still arranged by parents along lines of caste, religion and wealth -- and the couple are expected to stay together and produce children even if they find themselves unsuited.
However divorce rates have risen in recent years as the country has undergone rapid economic development, massive migration to cities and an upheaval of established social norms.
Ambika Soni, the minister of information and broadcasting, told reporters the proposed change in the law would help an estranged partner get a divorce "if any party does not come to court or willfully avoids the court".
Currently divorce in India can be granted for matrimonial fault, mutual consent or if one partner has not been heard of for several years.
The Supreme Court last year said the legal system should try to keep marriages together but agreed that divorces should not be withheld from couples who had completely split.
The proposed amendment, which was passed by a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will include "irretrievable breakdown of marriage" as a legal justification for divorce for the first time.
"In today's day and age it may be a welcome step but it will only really help urban women," Kamini Jaiswal, a Supreme Court advocate, told AFP. "Rural women will still get a raw deal as they are more oppressed by their husbands."
"Divorce is definitely more socially acceptable in urban India," she said. "I have seen a rapid rise in divorces, but in order to obtain a divorce it can take anywhere from six months to 20 years."
Official figures are unavailable but many experts use the figure of 11 Indian marriages in every 1,000 ending in divorce. The rate in the United States is about 400 in every 1,000.
Indian weddings themselves are normally celebrated in lavish style and often involve days of rituals and hundreds of guests.
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Europe, short covering lift Sensex 264 points up (Roundup)

A benchmark index for Indian equities Thursday ended 264 points higher on short covering and positive European markets.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,668.91 points, closed at 16,922.08 points, 264.19 points or 1.59 percent up from its previous close at 16,657.89 points.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty closed at 5,078.6 points, up 1.57 percent from its previous close at 5,000.3 points.
Broader market indices were also in the positive terrain, with the BSE midcap index ending 1.1 percent higher and the BSE smallcap index 1.26 percent up.
All the 13 sectoral indices on the BSE were in the green.
Auto, metals, realty and telecom stocks saw more buying than others.
Of the 30 scrips on the Sensex, all but one ended in the green. Major gainers included Reliance Infra, up 5 percent at Rs.1,122.85; Bharti Airtel, up 4.81 percent at Rs.285.25, Tata Motors, up 4.31 percent at Rs.759.45, and Hero Honda, up 4.14 percent at Rs.2,006.45.
The only loser was ONGC, down 0.29 percent at Rs.1,188.10.
The market breadth was positive with 1,878 stocks advancing, 901 scrips declining and 135 remaining unchanged.
In other major Asian markets, the Japanese Nikkei ended higher at 9,542.65 points, up 1.1 percent after China reported robust export numbers, raising hopes that the Euro zone debt crisis would not derail the global economic recovery.
The South Korean Kospi too closed higher at 1,651.7 points, up 0.27 percent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng closed almost unchanged at 19,632.7 points, while the Shanghai composite index ended 0.82 percent lower at 2,562.58 points.
European markets, which opened weak, made up for their losses as trading progressed. European stocks climbed on the hope that the European Central Bank will leave the benchmark rate at a record low of 1 percent and as economic reports from China to Australia surpassed analysts' forecasts.
UK's benchmark index, the FTSE 100 was ruling 0.26 percent higher at 5,099.11 points.
The German DAX was ruling 0.55 percent up at 6,017.84 points, while the French CAC 40 was also ruling in the positive at 3,481.37 points, up 1 percent.
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Verizon Strives to Close iPhone Gap

When Steve Jobs wrapped up his announcement of the new iPhone 4, another big Apple Inc. event had come and gone with no mention of Verizon Wireless.
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An iPhone 3GS
That was a disappointment for some smartphone customers. Verizon Wireless executives, too, are eager to get their hands on the phone and speak regularly with their counterparts at Apple.
But the country's largest wireless carrier by subscribers is also working hard on Plan B. By loosening its grip over operations and deepening its relationships with allies such as software giant Google Inc. and handset makers HTC Corp. and Motorola Inc., Verizon Wireless is finally making progress in the smartphone race.
Since announcing a deal last October to develop phones with Google, the carrier has introduced two hit Google-based devices—the Motorola Droid and the Droid Incredible by HTC—and its share of the U.S. smartphone market has risen about a percentage point, to 24.1% at the end of March, while AT&T's fell nearly four points to 41.9%, according to comScore, which measured users over 13 years old.
While AT&T Inc. remains the exclusive iPhone carrier in the U.S., Verizon Wireless is working with Google to develop a tablet computer, and other Android smartphones are slated for release this year. Verizon Chief Financial Officer John Killian told a group of investors on May 18 that, "We are going to do as well as if we had the iPhone."
Backing up that statement will take more work. When Verizon Wireless passed on the chance to carry the iPhone four years ago, it fell far behind AT&T in sales of smartphones and data services—the mobile Web browsing, messaging and wireless application downloads that are fast replacing phone calls as the driver of wireless revenue.
More Verizon Wireless customers are buying smartphones, but just 16% of its customers over 13 currently carry them, compared with 33% of AT&T's, according to comScore. AT&T also collected 18% more a month in data revenue per customer than Verizon last quarter.
Adding to the pressure, AT&T Monday changed its data pricing, instituting usage limits for new customers but lowering the minimum smartphone service plan to $55 a month, compared with Verizon's $70 a month.
Verizon Wireless Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said in a recent interview that senior executives at his company talk at least once a quarter with their counterparts at Apple.
Apple appears to be developing a version of the iPhone that could work on Verizon Wireless's network, people briefed on the matter said this spring, and analysts think the carrier could get the phone next year.
"There are a lot of interesting things we can do together," Mr. McAdam said of Apple, "and I am confident that eventually we will."
Until then, the relationship with Google and some key manufacturers gives Verizon Wireless a hedge against the iPhone. And it serves the company's goal of not being too dependent on one device.
More than any other carrier, Verizon Wireless has helped fuel the adoption of Android, using its marketing muscle, customer service expertise, and 2,300 retail stores to propel Google's wireless software. This year, Verizon has become the largest U.S. seller of Android-based smart phones, according to analysts at Credit Suisse.
The pairing of Verizon Wireless and Google, the main competitors to AT&T and Apple, respectively, seems obvious today, but it began with a degree of suspicion.
After missing out on the iPhone, Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC, realized it had to go further in opening up its tightly managed system to devices and applications developed by others in order to compete.
"We had been incredibly controlling of the network," said John Stratton, the carrier's chief marketing officer. "We knew that it would slow down innovation."
[VERIZON]
Meanwhile Google, which until recently was pushing a new model for selling phones directly over the Web rather than through carriers, shared Silicon Valley's skepticism about big phone companies.
In early 2008, when Mr. McAdam visited Google's Mountain, View, Calif., headquarters and told CEO Eric Schmidt that he was ready to let rival companies develop handsets and software on his network, Mr. Schmidt replied, "Yeah, right."
After Verizon Wireless hosted a big conference to help develop those devices, Mr. McAdam recalled, "[Eric] called me up and said, 'You guys were telling the truth; let's sit down and talk.'"
The companies bonded in 2009 while putting together the Motorola Droid, the first Android phone to sell one million units. Since the middle of last year, Verizon Wireless executives have visited the Google campus every three months for high-level planning sessions.
Mr. McAdam, along with Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Stratton and Senior Vice President John Harrobin often meet with Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, Android chief Andy Rubin, and other Google executives such as vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra.
The two teams review the latest Android operating systems and match software up with handsets. "We talk about the experience we want," said Mr. McAdam. "We literally call it the GX, or the Google experience."
This spring, after a group meeting where the team discussed multiple devices, Verizon Senior Vide President John Harrobin sent Google engineers a case of highly caffeinated Red Bull as a bit of liquid encouragement. "I wanted them to have a little extra energy for work," Mr. Harrobin said.
Google seems to have come around to the benefits of the carrier system. In April, Verizon Wireless decided to not offer Google's Nexus One phone on its network. The following month, Google pulled the plug on its experiment with retailing phones over the Web amid poor sales and complaints about shoddy customer service.
"The carrier model is an established model," Google Android chief Andy Rubin said in an interview. "Consumers can walk in off the street and put their hands on a device and feel it. When you're choosing among three devices, it's best to use them side by side, and that's something you can't do on the Web."
—Niraj Sheth and Sara Silver contributed to this article.
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Three joins the iPhone 4 launch party

Three is the latest operator to add the iPhone 4 to its line-up, meaning that all of the UK's major mobile networks will now offer the device.
The operator confirmed the move in a short statement almost identical to that released by T-Mobile on 8 June
.
However, Three added that it will stock the phone from the 24 June launch date, a detail omitted in T-Mobile's announcement. The company also confirmed that customers can pre-order the iPhone 4 from 15 June.
While none of the networks has announced tariff details, O2 has made the first move by offering an upgrade option. Customers can cancel their existing contract by paying a one-off charge equal to £20 for each full month remaining.
It is expected that potential customers will be flooded with enticing deals closer to the 24 June UK and US launch date, as the major operators compete to gain the upper hand in an increasingly crowded market.
The iPhone 4 was unveiled by Apple chief executive Steve Jobs at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, and features a new touch-screen display, improved battery life and an HD-ready camera.
Analysts have reacted well to the new model.
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AT&T Security Hole Exposed IPad E-Mail Addresses (Update1)

By Greg Bensinger and Peter Burrows
June 10 (Bloomberg) -- A security breach in AT&T Inc.’s wireless network exposed the e-mail addresses of some owners of Apple Inc.’s iPad 3G.
AT&T, the second-largest U.S. mobile phone provider, corrected the flaw, the company said yesterday in an e-mailed statement. The New York Times Co. told its staff to shut off iPad wireless access after learning of a breach involving AT&T, according to a memo confirmed yesterday by the New York Times.
A group called Goatse Security said it found a breach that let it uncover information based on a unique code on iPad SIM cards. It then released addresses of iPad owners, including New York Times Co. Chief Executive Officer Janet Robinson and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to Gawker Media’s Valleywag.
“This issue was escalated to the highest levels of the company and was corrected by Tuesday, and we have essentially turned off the feature that provided the e-mail addresses,” Dallas-based AT&T said in the statement. AT&T declined to comment further, spokesman Fletcher Cook said in an e-mail.
The vulnerability adds to Apple’s chagrin two months after an unreleased prototype of the iPhone, lost by an Apple engineer, was disassembled and photographed by Gawker’s technology blog Gizmodo.com.
“This breach is obviously embarrassing for AT&T and for Apple, but knowing the names of the people who bought the first iPads is more intriguing than dangerous,” Joris Evers, a spokesman for security-software maker McAfee Inc., said in an interview from Santa Clara, California.
2 Million IPads
Apple has sold more than 2 million iPads since releasing the device in April. Some models of the iPad tablet work with AT&T’s third-generation wireless network, and other versions only work on Wi-Fi networks. Apple doesn’t say how many of each model it has sold.
AT&T said it continues to investigate and found no evidence that any other customer data was revealed.
AT&T rose 43 cents, or 1.7 percent, to $25.33 at 9:35 a.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The stock had declined 11 percent this year before today.
Apple representatives Steve Dowling and Natalie Kerris didn’t respond to requests for comment.
--With assistance from Connie Guglielmo and Rochelle Garner in San Francisco. Editors: Tom Giles, Stephen West.
To contact the reporters on this story: Greg Bensinger in New York at gbensinger1@bloomberg.net; Peter Burrows in San Francisco at pburrows@bloomberg.net.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tom Giles at tgiles5@bloomberg.net.
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Tv9 - Alarming gun culture in Hyderabad

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How to reformat SD cards and perform SD card recovery

Many digital cameras use an SD card for better transfer speed and high-capacity storage advantage. If you find your digital camera's SD card behaving strangely or throwing errors or you can't access the full capacity of the card, you need to reformat it. You can reformat a SD card either by using a card reader or in your digital camera. Though reformatting an SD card will fix many issues related to it, it will end up erasing your cherished photos. In many situations, when you don't have any other option but to reformat an SD card, you can restore the deleted photos from a valid backup. However, if there is no backup available, don't worry. Several SD card recovery software are available to cater to your recovery needs.
Formatting using a SD card reader
You can follow the below-mentioned instructions in order to reformat your SD card:
  1. Turn on your computer, put the SD card into the card reader slot of your computer or you can use an external card reader for the purpose. Your Operating System will automatically open a window. Click on the option to 'Open a folder to view files'.
  2. If your Operating System doesn't open a window, go to 'My Computer'
  3. Right-click on the drive letter for your card reader and then select the option that says 'Reformat'. Choose the 'FAT 16' option when another window pops up asking you to select a file system
Formatting in your digital camera
Observe the following steps to format an SD card in our digital camera to FAT 16:
  1. Insert the SD card in your camera and switch it on.
  2. Press the 'Menu' button or 'OK' button to bring on the photograph options. Choose the option that says either 'Setup or Options'
  3. Go to the ' Format' tab and hit 'OK' by selecting FAT 16 file system
FAT 16 is an ideal file system for an SD card. You might change it to FAT 32 for better transfer speeds but many digital cameras may not support it.
Now, that you are through with formatting, in order to compensate the data loss, you have to opt for an efficient SD card data recovery software. Any delay can cause the lost files to get over-written, thus hampering the possibilities of successful SD card data recovery.
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Wrong Email id

A man checked into a hotel. There was a computer in his room,
so he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally
typed wrong e-mail address, and without realizing his error, he
sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile.....somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home
from her husband's funeral. The widow decided to check her e-mail,
expecting messages from relatives and friends.
After reading the first message, she fainted.
The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer

Screen which read:

To : My Loving Wife
Subject : I've Reached
Date : 28 Jun 2007

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now, and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones.

I've just reached and have been checked in.
I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing you then!
Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was
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Funny Killer English

Principal to student..." I saw u yesterday rotating near girls hostel pulling cigarette... ? "
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Class teacher once said :

" pick up the paper and fall in the dustbin!!!"

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once Hindi teacher said...."I'm going out of the world to America.."

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"..DON'T TRY TO TALK IN FRONT OF MY BACK.."

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don't. laugh at the back benches...otherwise teeth and all will be fallen down.....

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it was very hot in the afternoon when the teacher entered.. She tried to switch the fan on, but there was some problem. and then she said

" why is fan not oning" (ing form of on)

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teacher in a furious mood...

write down ur name and father of ur name!!

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"shhh... quiet... the principal is revolving around college"

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My manager started like this

"Hi, I am Madhu, Married with two kids"

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"I'll illustrate what i have in my mind" said the professor and erased the board

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"will u hang that calendar or else I'll HANG MYSELF"

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LIBRARIAN SCOLDE ," IF U WILL TALK AGAIN , I WILL KNEEL DOWN OUTSIDE"

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Chemistry HOD comes and tells us...

"My aim is to study my son and marry my daughter"

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Tomorrow call ur parents especially mother and father

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"why are you looking at the monkeys outside when i am in the class?!"

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Lab assistant said this when my friend wrote wrong code..

"I understand. You understand. Computer how understand??

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Seeing the principal passing by, the teacher told the noisy class..

"Keep quiet, the principal has passed away"
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I Quit Drinking

This particular joke won an award for the best joke competition Organized in Britain:

A man walks into a bar in London and ordered 3-glasses of beer and sits in the backyard of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.

When he finishes, he comes back to the bar counter and orders 3 more. The bartender asks him, “You know, beer goes flat after I fill it in the glass; it would taste better if you buy one at a time.” The man replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Dubai, the other in Canada and I’m here in London. When they left home, we promised that we’ll drink this way to remember the days when we drank together.”

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom and leaves it there. The man became a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He order 3-Beers and drinks them in turn. One day, he came in and ordered only 2-Beers All the other regulars notice and fall silent.

When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my sincere condolences on your great loss.”

The man looked confused for a moment, then he laughs.... “Oh, no,” he, said, “Everyone’s fine - both my brothers are alive”. The only thing is I just quit drinking...!!!
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Laptop overheating – a grave threat to vital data

Laptops, being portable, have made it possible to carry our work anywhere and almost everywhere. But this portability has its flip side as well. Overheating is one of the most common problems seen with a laptop as the CPU chips and the video chips come densely packed with transistors, resulting in heat generation. Therefore, a laptop's hard drive can succumb to overheating followed by a failure if ventilation and cooling are interfered with. In such scenarios, the data loss is almost inevitable. Hence, it is quite essential to maintain regular backups to compensate any kind of data loss. However, if a crisis hits you in the absence of a backup, don't be disappointed. You can recover all your lost data by acquiring timely data recovery services.
New Jersey – being a home to several professionals – has plenty of recovery options available. You can avail professional data recovery services in New Jersey if you ever encounter a laptop failure due to overheating and other problems. Experts have settled in this place to offer their superior services to many affected individuals – who can't afford to spend a single day without their mobile offices i.e. laptops.
Symptoms of overheating
Frequent overheating can end up damaging a laptop's motherboard. Here is a list of few common symptoms that a laptop would display on overheating:
  • Your laptop's cooling fan will work continuously and at maximum speed, resulting in noise
  • Your laptop will shut down abruptly without any warning
  • Your laptop will shut down after you start using any software or application which requires the processor to work hard (video editing software, movie players etc)
  • If your are getting incomprehensible BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) and memory errors
Causes of overheating
Following are the possible reasons behind overheating:
  • Your laptop may get subjected to overheating when the temperature is quite high in the environment your laptop is in.
  • If your laptop's fan is damaged
  • Excessive use of laptop
The consequences of laptop overheating can be quite serious and you may end up losing valuable data. To deal such situations, it becomes essential for you to consult experts in data recovery New Jersey immediately. Laptop recovery experts use top-notch technology to retrieve lost data irrespective of the data loss situation.
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Reverse brain-drain - West no more a greener pasture?

Bangalore: For the past few years, Indians returning back has been constantly on rise. Around 60,000 professionals settled in U.S. have returned to India in last year alone. This is almost equal to the number of Indians going to U.S. every year. Constant feeling of getting back to the roots and the decreasing gap in salaries in India and U.S. are some of the major reasons attributed to this trend of reverse brain drain. Statistics report that India is facing nearly 30 percent shortage of IT professionals, providing a lot of opportunities for the Indians to head back.



"Take the IITians for example. If you see 10 years back, 90 percent of the IIT grads left India to grab opportunities in West, but now, almost 85 percent of the IIT passouts prefer to stay back in India," says Jayaram Valliyur, who has returned from U.S. and is currently, working for Amazon India. Valliyur has over twelve years of experience in building large scale distributed systems in the areas of retail banking and marketing automation, and currently working as the Director of Amazon India. He says, "It was my entrepreneurial spirit that brought me back to India. The kind of work we do is similar in both the places, opportunities, money, technology are here in India too. In fact, the growth is much faster. You get opportunities to work with different talent and a chance to interchange with people who are going back and forth."

The extensive experience, technological solutions, quality assurance and commitment to the work have made Indian professionals to create a brand name for themselves. With organizations from west look at India for talent and MNCs trying to open shop here, opportunities are galore for Indian professionals to grow.

Vidya Shastri, Software Development Manager at Amazon, says, "There are two reasons for coming back to India. One is the professional growth and opportunity in an expanding Amazon India and the other is personal reason to be closer to our parents and extended families, and to have my daughter be exposed to these relationships. Professional growth has been steady in India. Personally, it's been a great success moving back to India."

Most of the Indians returning are couples in the age group of 27 to 35 having kids. The major factor cited by most was to protect their kids from the Western culture. Education was also another reason for Indians to move back. There is a common believe that Indian education system is quite good.

"The ultimate reason for my shift was to stay close to my parents, so my decision was purely personal. As regards to the work culture, one cannot find a major difference in the work culture between here and the West. Our workforce is as competitive and talented, though if averaged out, may be a little less on the experience curve, but I see that India is making rapid strides in growing leaders at all levels and there is global appreciation for the Talent powerhouse that India is. I worked for 9 years in U.S. and after coming back to India I can see a lot of changes in the workforce, especially around the desire to make a significant impact on a global scale and that is happening all around us in India ," says Madan, Director - HR, Amazon.

"The U.S. work culture is more 'individualistic', whereas the Indian work culture is 'team oriented'. There is more maturity and experience in the U.S, but more enthusiasm and energy in India. I like the Indian work culture better overall," concludes Vidya.

With the economy bouncing back and growing at a faster pace, rupee becoming stronger, times have changed in India. Today, it is a place conducive to Startups and Entrepreneurship and Indian professionals around the world are waiting for an opportunity to make the most of it.

Witnessing the growing impact of this reverse brain drain that helps them to etch a better footprint globally, Amazon is hiring in U.S. This will open up opportunities for many Indians to relocate to their homeland.
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TATA Consultancy
Science Graduates and Diploma students 2009 & 2010 on 12th June, 2010

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Heavy Water Board
Recruitment of Scientific Assistant/B (Chemistry -Laboratory)
Advt No. HWB / 01 / 2010
Post No Post Name Qualification No of post Age
4
Scientific Assistant/B (Chemistry -Laboratory) Minimum 60% Marks in aggregate in B.Sc. with Chemistry as Principal and Physics and Mathematics as Subsidiary 09 [02 (SC) - HWP (Baroda),Gujarat, 03 (UR ) -TDP,HWB,Mumbai 01 (OBC)- HWP(Kota),Rajasthan), 02(UR)-HWP(Manuguru), A.P, 01 (UR)-HWP(Talcher), Orissa Minimum 18 years and maximum 25 years
Note : The candidates who have passed M.Sc./ Degree in Engineering/AMIE/ equivalent or appearing for M.Sc. / Degree in Engineering /AMIE/equivalent (final year) will not be considered and hence need not apply. Mathematics at HSC (10+2) level is essential
Pay Band :  Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (PB-2).
Mode of Selection : Selection will be on the basis of initial screening &  performance in the Interview.
How to apply
Application should be made on good quality white A-4 size plain paper and should be in conformity with the format prescribed in proforma given overleaf. Candidates are advised to ensure that the application is legible, preferably typed in English or Hindi only.The Candidate’s Name, Address with Pin Code, Date of Birth should be written legibly in English in bold capital letters, even if a Candidate fills-in application form in Hindi.The Application and the outer cover should be superscribed as “Post No. _______   Name of the Post & Discipline _________against Advertisement No. HWB/01/2010” .A recent passport size photograph should be affixed on the right hand top corner of the application. One additional copy of passport size photograph should also be sent along with the application. Attested copies of certificates Complete application should be sent Administrative Officer-III,  Government of  India,  Department  of Atomic Energy, Heavy Water Plant (Manuguru) PO: Gautaminagar, Aswapuram,Dist.Khammam, Andhra Pradesh- 507 116. Last Date of receiving application is  on  30 / 06 / 2010.
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CISCO

Cisco Systems (India) Private Limited
CISCO - TAC Hiring Techinical Support Engineer
Job Description
Cisco Technical Assistance Centre (Cisco TAC) is responsible for providing industry leading post-sale technical support worldwide for customers of medium to large scale networks. TAC engineers are experts in their field who are responsible and empowered to provide solutions to some of the most complex networking issues.

We are looking to recruit Graduates keen to develop their career in networking, who are not afraid of change, and eager to grasp complex challenges. Graduates will be trained in-house and will working side by side with seasoned engineers. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Cisco business for a total of 12 months as a great start to your career.

This is an opportunity for someone who possesses patience, empathy for customers, and the wish to hone skills whilst providing customer value.

Responsibilities
  • In this role, you will gain insight to the detailed functionality of Cisco's solutions, and partner with all the elements of the service chain.
  • Provide front line technical support to debug complex networking problems
  • Be the focal point and owner of large account network problem resolution
  • Work on problems of diverse scope
Skills Required
  • Only candidates who have done their CCNA/CCNP/CCIE..etc
  • 70% and above throughout their academics.(10th,12th and B.E).
  • Only Engineering students from 2009 batch.
  • Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Demonstrate an aptitude and appetite for learning new technologies, evidenced by the ability to expand upon core knowledge
  • Team focused and a sense of fun
  • Excellent Communication Skills
Experience : 0 - 1 Years
Industry Type : IT-Hardware & Networking
Role : Tech Support Engnr
Functional Area : IT-Other
Education : B.Tech/B.E. - Computers, Electrical, Electronics/Telecomunication, Instrumentation
Location : Bengaluru/Bangalore
Keywords : Asia Pacific Customer Support Engineer
Reference : TAC2010

Click Here to Apply Online
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Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited

Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited(A Govt. of India Enterprises)
Recruitment of Executive Trainees (Technical/ Finance & Accounts and Administration)
Advertisement No. RT/ 01 /2010

HECL, India invites applications from young, energetic and result oriented persons of Indian nationality for around 117 posts of Executive Trainees (Technical – ET (Tech) / Finance- ET (FIN) / Personnel officers- ET (HR)).

Sl No Discipline/ Posts Total Vacancies Age Limit as on 31.07.2010
1 Technical : (ET-Tech) Mechanical/ Production/ Industrial Engg./ Electrical / IT/ Electronics/ Metallurgical / Civil/ Ceramics/ Computer 107 29 Years
2 Finance/ Accounts : (ET – FIN) 05 29 Years
3 Administration & Personnel : (ET - HR) 05 29 Years
Minimum Qualification
Executive Trainees (Tech) : Degree or equivalent in the respective branch of Engineering
Executive Trainees (Fin) : ICWA / CA
Executive Trainees (HR) : Full time Post Graduate Degree / Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (Two Years) or MBA/Master of Social work with specialisation in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations or equivalent from recognized Indian University/Institute approved by AICTE.

Eligibility : The minimum percentage of the marks in the qualifying examination / degree will be as under:

Post Gen /OBC SC/ ST/ Physically challenged
ET (Tech) 1st Class with minimum 65% Minimum 60%
ET (Fin) Pass Pass
ET (HR) 1st Class with minimum 65% Minimum 60%
Above qualification with minimum marks is taking average of all the Semesters/Years. Final year /semester students who expect their result by 01/07/2010 may also apply provided they have obtained the above marks taking average up to pre final examination.
Selection Procedure : Selection will be on the basis of written test on all India basis followed by interview of the selected candidates on the basis of their performance in the written test. Candidates short listed on the basis of the performance in the written test will be called for interview at Ranchi.

Test Centers : The written test will be held in five cities viz. Ranchi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai & New Delhi. Candidates have to choose one of the above cities, as Test Center and no change in any circumstance will be considered subsequently.

Training/Placement & Remuneration : Selected candidates will undergo training for a period of one year. For getting acquainted with functioning of different Plants/ Divisions, they will undergo ‘Rotational Training’ and paid monthly stipend of Rs.8,000/- plus Dearness Pay (DP) & Industrial Dearness Allowance (DA) during the first year, as per the rules. Besides the stipend, they shall also be entitled to benefits like EPF, Employees’ Pension, Group Insurance, bachelor accommodation or HRA, conveyance reimbursement and medical benefit to self and dependents. At the present rate, these work out to Rs.26,000/- per month approximately. On successful completion of the first year of training, they shall be placed in the Scale of Pay of Rs.8600-250-14600/- (E1) on probation during the second year. Besides basic pay, they will also be paid DP, DA and other facilities such as Housing or HRA, Conveyance reimbursement, leave encashment etc. as per the rules of the Corporation.

Service Agreement Bond : The selected candidates will be required to execute a Service Contract to serve the Corporation for a minimum period of three years from the date of appointment as ET.

Application Fee :
General and OBC category candidates are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of Rs. 500/- through Demand Draft in favour of M/s Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited on any Nationalised Bank and payable at Ranchi.

How to Apply : Apply online at HEC website (http://hecltd.com/hec_jobs.html) only from 10/06/2010 to 30/06/2010. After submitting the application, please take a printout of the registration slip and send it to to: “ The Advertiser (HEC), Post Box No. 9248, Krishna Nagar Head Post Office, Delhi 110051 on or before 07/07/2010.

Call letters will not be sent by POST. Please visit the website for latest updates in this regard from 15th July 2010 onwards.

Commencement of online registration 10.06.2010
Closing of online registration 30.06.2010
Last date of accepting Registration Slip along with other required documents 07.07.2010
Downloading of Admit card 15.07.2010
Tentative date of Examination 08.08.2010 (Sunday)
To Apply Online 
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Siddharth to do '180' for his mentor

Siddharth is doing quite a number of movies this year. Apart from his Baava, Disney' s untitled movie, he has already singed Dil Raju' s next production. Now he has Okayed another bilingual movie to be shot in Tamil and Telugu. And the movie is titled 180. The film is to be shot extensively in the US, Indonesia and Thailand, Chennai and Hyderabad. P. Jayendran, who is like a mentor to Siddharth, is directing this film and it has Priya Anand and Nithya Menon as the lead heroines. It may be launched in July first week.
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Allu Arjun learning martial arts

Allu Arjun was missing in Hyderabad on the day of his latest release Vedam " . The reason, the busy star is currently at Vietnam to get trained in martial arts for his latest flick " Badrinath " . Peter Heins, one of the top most stunt masters accompanied him to Vietnam to guide him in learning the same. " Badrinath " is being crafted by VV Vinayak under Geetha Arts banner. With a huge star cast and giant budget, Allu Arjun is making this film with high technical values. The graphics play vital role in enhancing the big action sequences in an adventure mode.
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Tv9 - Comic film on Laden

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Tv9 - Suzy's close encounter with Prakash Raj - Part 1

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Tv9 - Suzy's close encounter with Prakash Raj - Part 2

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Tv9 - Suzy's close encounter with Prakash Raj - Part 3

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Tv9 - Suzy's close encounter with Rana - Part 2

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Tv9 - Suzy's close encounter with Rana - Part 1

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Chiru wit son in 1994

Chiru wit son(1994)









tolly T20 practice
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Tv9 - Happy B'day Balayya - Part 1

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Anushka's - Panchakshari - Latest HD Trailer

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Vedam Movie Review

Vedam Movie Wallpapers 
Movie: Vedam
My Rating: 3/5
Banner: Arca Media
Music: M M Keeravani
Cinematography: Gnanakumar
Editing: Shravan
Producers: Devineni Prasad, Yarlagadda Shobu
Story,Screenplay & Direction: Krish
Cast: Allu Arjun, Manchu Manoj, Anushka, Manoj Bajpai, Ramulu, Lekha Washington, Deeksha Seth, Seiya, Raghu Babu, Satyam Rajesh, Brahmanandam etc
Release Date: 04th June 2010

Review

Story


The talented and intellectual director Krish who gave us ‘Gamyam’ has arrived with yet another venture and this time on a larger scale.

Cable Raju (Allu Arjun) is in love with a rich girl (Deeksha) and he pretends to be a rich guy though he is from a slum and is a cable operator, Vivek (Manoj) wants to become a rockstar while his mother wants him to get into army, Saroja (Anushka) is a prostitute who decides to escape to Hyderabad for better business, Raheem (Manoj Bajpai) is a victim of misunderstanding as a terrorist, Nagaiah (Ramulu) is a victim of poverty and decides to donate his daughter in law’s kidney for the grandson’s education. What fate has in store for each form the rest of the story.

Allu Arjun has come up with a decent act and his role was a mix of comedy and seriousness. The character was etched very well and it is a message oriented one.

Manchu Manoj does hit bit with ease and though he plays a subdued character, he makes his presence felt. One fails to understand why his title credit has been given as ‘Guest appearance’ while he has done a full length role.

Anushka looks seductive and sensuous. However, it doesn’t live up to the hype that has been created. It is a different role for her and she did justice to it.

Manoj Bajpai is a powerhouse of talent but it must be said that his skills were hardly utilized. Telugu Movie Reviews

Ramulu was at ease in front of the camera and he made it look real.

Deeksha was luscious and appealing, Lekha was brief, Saranya was standard, Raghu Babu was regular, Satyam Rajesh gave few smiles. The actor doing the cop’s role was effective while the actor who did the role of ‘Karpuram’ made his presence felt.

Guest appearances of Brahmanandam, Posani and Krish are meaningful.

Good things about ‘Vedam’:

There is a message for ambitious youth if they wish to take..

* 'Never aim at something very far and do mischief to attain that. Listen to your conscience if you are doing wrong that time' (Allu Arjun- Nagayya episode)
* ‘Never assume that there are many people to help those are in needy, and you are not one among them. You too may need help and you may find a true helper from the man who you troubled’ (Sardarjee-Manoj episode)
* ‘Never brand anyone with religion’ (Manoj Bajpai-inspector episode)
* ‘Look at sex workers with different perspective. After all, prostitution is the oldest profession which is still continuing in every part of the world’ (Anushka-Karpooram episode)
* ‘Look at the poorest of the poor in the society those are getting their basic needs by selling their body parts’ (Nagayya episode)

Final Analysis:

The film arrives with a lot of expectations given the names associated with it. But, this is not a formula movie that entertains everyone. This movie is for sensible audiences who can melt their hearts for sensitive aspects of society.

It is basically a narration of various characters with different backdrops and challenges in life. While the depiction of that aspect is good, it is always essential to develop content on that. The makers have come up with a good attempt to portray the elements of good and evil.

Dialogues were impressive at few places, background score was impact creating and songs are also good both for eyes and ears. The real show stealer was the cinematography. Script was okay.

The storyline is routine but the difference is there are multiple characters and how they are brought together is the variety. While the first half and second half are engaging and different tracks are handled well, the climax loses momentum and gets a bit dragging. Someone with a caliber of Krish could have portrayed a different backdrop for it. On a whole, Krish proved to be a director with material in him.

The key is for the audience to connect to any one of the characters and that didn’t happen here. Overall, the film can be credited for the attempt to give a realistic outlook on life and the choices individuals make at a particular moment. Still, it could have been much impact creating if content was deep.

On a whole, the movie brings tears in a couple of scenes and Allu Arjun excelled in them. Manchu Manoj was stated to be in guest appearance, but he has a full length role. The message is ulterior but it is a sincere movie with idealistic idea portraying darker side of 5 lives.

Bottom Line: Except climax rest is heart touching
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Tollywood Delayed Movies: Komaram Puli, Khaleja, Brindhavanam


Movie updates on Pavan Kalyan’s Komaram Puli, Mahesh Babu’s Khaleja, Jr NTR’s Brindhavanam
Recently went to a small office at krsihna nagar Got know about various films and there status.Thought of telling u before its too late ..

*All Pavan Kalyan Fans its bad news movie release delayed to August.Various reasons for it ..But main problem was Audio which will be released by july1st week..Talk about talkie they said movie came out well ani cheparu ..will be hit anni chepparu ..

*Mahesh fans are actually happy to see mahesh tweets on twitter…But bad news is that movie being postponed to September release..Better all fans get unite pressure prince to release the movie by August end.One more probs is geeta arts buying distribution rights,they will atleast make sure pavan’s Puli gets its collection so akkada oka 30 days gap vasthundi.. so september 1st or 2nd week lo Khaleja …
*Finally much awaited jr.Ntr Brindhavanam movie actually being annouced to release on August 13…got delayed due to some patch work left, will be releasing by August end..

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Rajnikanth's New Avatar As An Old Man

The Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) is organising a summer festival and a Taj Mahal set was put up for this purpose. The love poetry sammelan had a special visitor as the audience and hardly anyone knew about it.

Rajnikanth who is used to disguising himself and visiting public places and films sat at the poetry sammelan and enjoyed poet Vairamuthu's recital amidst hundreds of youth. He went dressed as an old man and none breathed out a word of his presence.
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Trisha Sizzles On Maxim

hough a bit late, the evergreen Trisha is making a grand entry in Bollywood. She is acting with Akshay Kumar in Khatta Meetha, directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Akshay Kumar himself.

What's making waves is her sweet and sexy look by Daboo Ratani on Maxim Cover, the mag meant for men. The ladies who posed earlier for this mag were Amrita Rao, Shreya, Sameera Reddy, etc.
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Does the iPhone 4 Really Have a "Retina Display"?

Dr. Raymond Soneira runs DisplayMate Technologies, which makes software to test display quality. He also knows more about digital displays than just about anyone I know - and I know some pretty tech-savvy folks. This morning, Dr. Soneira shot me an interesting email regarding the so-called "Retina Display" of the iPhone 4. To clarify: a retina display is one whose resolution meets or exceeds the maximum resolution the human retina is capable of resolving, assuming perfect vision.
This is a bit tricky, since the eye doesn't have "pixels" and the resolution required to match the human eye's capability depends on the distance from your eye to the display. If you sit four feet away from a 50" 1080p television, you'll see pixels. If you sit 100 feet away, you won't. The distance between any two visual elements is a matter of how many pixels per "arc degree" of vision it covers. Dr. Soniera's email, in full and unedited, is as follows:
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The iPhone 4 has an outstanding display... and I'm glad that Apple resisted the emotional rush to OLEDs because they still need lots of improvement before they will be ready to compete with the highly refined IPS LCDs. The iPhone 4 display should be comparable to the outstanding IPS LCD in the Motorola Droid, which I tested and compared to the Nexus One OLED, which was trounced by the Droid.
Steve Jobs claimed that the iPhone 4 has a resolution higher than the retina - that's not right:

1. The resolution of the retina is in angular measure - it's 50 Cycles Per Degree. A cycle is a line pair, which is two pixels, so the angular resolution of the eye is 0.6 arc minutes per pixel.

2. So if you hold an iPhone at the typical 12 inches from your eyes, that works out to 477 pixels per inch. At 8 inches it's 716 ppi. You have to hold it out 18 inches before it falls to 318 ppi.

So the iPhone has significantly lower resolution than the retina. It actually needs a resolution significantly higher than the retina in order to deliver an image that appears perfect to the retina.


It's a great display, most likely the best mobile display in production (and I can't wait to test it) but this is another example of spec exaggeration.

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So there you have it - some math from a display expert showing that, while the iPhone 4's display is certainly exciting and probably represents a step forward for smartphones, it may fall short of Apple's claims of meeting or exceeding the resolution of the human retina.
Be sure to check out our other coverage of cell phones.
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Now, Google AdWords comes to BP's aid

In yet another bid to manage the raging crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, oil major BP today said it had bought the “oil spill” search string in Google.com. So, the next time when an internet user types “oil spill” in Google.com, the first response in the search results will be a link directing to BP’s micro website that is dedicated to disseminating information on how it has handling the crisis on the ground . Buying of search strings is a product from the search-engine giant and is called Google AdWords.
A BP spokesperson here said this initiative was just to ensure that all stakeholders could easily find what the company was doing to overcome the oil spill crisis and also made it easy for affected parties to place their claims. “It is also for people to sign up as volunteers,” said a company spokesperson.

On April 20, BP’s semi-submersible exploratory offshore rig, Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico exploded and sank two days later, causing 11 deaths and spilling oil across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida coasts. From an initial estimate of 1,000 barrels a day, the company later had to accept the US government estimate that it could be losing as much as 5,000 barrels of crude every day.
From an early estimate of $6-million loss a day, today BP’s loss clock is ticking at $22 million a day and overall cost, including cleaning efforts, financial compensation and material loss, is expected to be closer to $800 million, before it sees the end of this crisis.

Last Sunday, BP’s 53-year old CEO Tony Hayward appeared on BBC’s flagship political programme, The Andrew Marr Show, and gave his commitment that his company would ensure it leaves Gulf of Mexico exactly the way it was before the crisis. “We are going to stop the leak. We are going to clean up the oil (spill), we are going to remediate any environmental damage, and we are going to return the Gulf coast to the position it was prior to this event. That’s an absolute commitment and we will be there long after the media is gone, making good on our promises,” said Hayward.
The buying of a two-word search string in Google.com is only a small part of a massive crisis-management effort that BP has rolled out over the past few weeks. Since the first news of the oil spill came out in the third week of April, BP’s communication systems had metamorphosed into what seems like a giant living organism that attempts to address every question shot at it.
Apart from taking some help from Google.com, the BP website has undergone a complete facelift, with links to every possible aspect of the oil spill crisis. Several remotely-operated vehicles are used to provide real-time feed of the oil spill and attempts to cap the spill.
The BP spokesperson was unable to provide more details on how it was using its online communication team to quell the negative publicity the company has been subject to for the last several weeks. A Google spokesperson in the UK said: “Google AdWords allows companies, political candidates and advocacy groups to get their message in front of consumers who are searching for relevant information.”
However, buying of the search string in Google.com will have limited advantages. One, the first link the search offers will be BP-sponsored, but it will also say it is a sponsored-link, equivalent of an online advertisement. Apart from this link, the rest of the links that follow would be exactly as they are had BP not bought this search string. This means the information access to third parties outside the company or US government will be unfiltered and untampered.
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New MCI board to reassess all previous clearances

NEW DELHI: The six-member governing body of Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to reassess all permissions granted to 79 medical colleges by the earlier regime regarding recognition of the institutes, starting new courses or increasing seats in existing ones.

A special team of 43 assessors, chosen from seven top central government medical institutes -- many of whom are well-known professors -- has been put together to inspect these medical colleges, wanting to either start an MBBS course or having applied for re-recognition of their MBBS degree.

The permanent inspectors who till now did the job for MCI have stepped down.

The governing body has finalised guidelines for the assessors to carry out inspections of colleges. A baseline datasheet has also been sent to all medical colleges which will have to be filled by the colleges and sent to the governing body.

MCI, which was established 76 years ago, was dissolved last month and replaced by a six-member panel after the CBI on April 22 arrested the then MCI president Dr Ketan Desai for taking a bribe of Rs 2 crore to grant recognition to a medical college in Punjab though it did not meet MCI standards.

The new governing panel is headed by Dr S K Sarin and includes Prof Ranjit Roy Chowdhary, Dr Sita Naik, Dr Gautam Sen, Dr Devi Shetty and Dr R L Salhan.

The new governing body has been authorised by the health ministry to both inspect and garnt recognition to medical colleges for the next one year under Section 10A of the MCI Act 1956.

Till now, it was the sole duty of MCI to inspect medical colleges for adequate infrastructure, equipment and faculty. Based on this inspection report, MCI recommended to the ministry whether to grant the college recognition or not.

But for the next year, the ministry will not be responsible for recognising colleges. It will be the sole responsibility of the six-member panel to both inspect and recognise all new medical colleges or old ones wanting re-recognition.

Dr Sarin said, "We will finish our task of assessing, approving or disapproving of new colleges and renewal of permission for colleges already approved for undergraduate courses well before the July 15 deadline. The same time will also be needed to go through all applications for the 14,897 postgraduate seats."

He added, "The 43 assessors were randomly chosen and through computer generated random numbering assigned the duty of inspecting colleges. They will submit their assessment reports by June 16. We will then evaluate individual files before reaching our decision."

Earlier, health secretary K Sujatha Rao said, "This committee is not in an advisory role but will actively look to run MCI, including issuing licences and permissions, conducting inspections and regulating medical education, for a maximum of one year. They will also suggest how to reform MCI which will help in preparing the bill which we plan to introduce in the monsoon session of Parliament."

Meanwhile, health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has asked the new board of governors to ensure transparency in the process of granting recognition to medical colleges and to be beware of touts. He wrote to Dr Sarin recently, "The decisions to be taken by the board of governors should be free, fair and without fear."
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The actor's beloved wife Maanyata Dutt is finally expecting her first child, if sources are to be believed. Friends who attended a film award event at Colombo with the Dutts spilled the beans reports Mumbai Mirror. Dutt who married Maanyata three years ago had expressed his desire to become father again in various press interviews. His close friends also knew about his ardent desire for a child.
Though the Dutts don’t have a particular preference about having a son or a daughter, buzz is that Sanjay is hoping it’s a boy since he already has a daughter, Trishala.
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