Ramdevra Fair 2009 started at Pokhran Rajasthan

Ramdevra fair 2009 is started and devotee from all india is reaching there. Ramdevra is Situated about 12 Kms to the north of Pokhran, the village of Ramdevra known after Baba Ramdev, a Tanwar Rajput and a saint who took Samadhi (conscious exit from the mortal body) in 1458 A. D. He had miraculous powers and his fame reached far and wide. Legend goes that five Pirs(saints) from Mecca came here to test his power and after being convinced, paid their homage to him. Since then he is venerated by Muslims also as Ram Shah Pir. The Hindus regard him as an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Near the village, there is a tank known as Ramsar tank which is believed to have been constructed by Baba Ramdev himself. A large step well, the Parcha Baori is also situated nearby.
Baba Ram Dev believed in the equality of all human beings, both high and low, rich and poor. He helped the down-trodden by granting them their wishes. Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner constructed a temple around the Samadhi in 1931 A.D. Rice, coconuts, churma and wooden horses (toys) are offered to Ramdevji by the devotees. A large fair is held here from Bhadon Sudi 2 to Bhadon Sudi 11 (Aug - Sept) which is attended by lakh of devotees who come in large groups from far and wide.Irrespective of their caste, creed or religious affiliations, these devotees throng the shrine dedicated to the saint. These groups organise night long singing of bhajans and kirtans to pay homage to Baba.
How to Reach Ramdevra Fair 2009
Ramdevra village lies about 12 kms. from Pokhran in Jaisalmer district. Pokhran is connected to Jodhpur by a metalled road as well as by Rail. Ramdevra can be reached from Jodhpur and Pokhran by bus.Ramdevra fair 2009 is started in first week of September and people from all country is reaching there.

Chandrayaan-1: ISRO loses contact, claims mission 'OVER'

India’s first mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-1 appeared to be virtually over on Saturday after Indian space agency, ISRO's ground station lost communication link with the spacecraft. "The contact was lost at 01:30 hrs as the deep space network (DSN) at Byalalu, about 40 km from Bangalore, received the data from the lunarcraft during the previous orbit up to 00:25 hrs," an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) statement stated. "The mission is definitely over. We have lost contact with the spacecraft," Project Director of the Chandrayaan-1 mission M Annadurai told a news agency. However, he said: "It (Chandrayaan-1) has done its job technically...100 per cent. Scientifically also, it has done almost 90-95 percent of its job".
ISRO officials said the agency does not have "much hope" on the mission’s continuation. ISRO is neither able to receive data from Chandrayaan-1, nor send commands to the moon craft, officials added. "We are not able to establish contact with the spacecraft. We are not getting the data. We are not able to send commands," an ISRO official said here.

Vijender, Sushil, Marykom awarded Khel Ratna

Olympics Bronze medalists boxer Vijender Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar, and Indian women boxer and four time world champion MC Marykom were awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on Saturday at the national capital. For the first time in the history of national sports awards, three sportspersons were individually bestowed India’s highest sporting honour, which comes with an enhanced cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh and a newly-designed statuette. It was also a red letter day for 15 other sportspersons, who received the Arjuna award from President Pratibha Patil at the Ashok Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Prominent among them were cricketer Gautam Gambhir, world number seven badminton player Saina Nehwal, Asian chess champion Tania Sachdev and hockey player Ignace Tirkey. Like the Khel Ratna winners, Arjuna awardees also got a newly-designed statuette, along with citations and an enhanced cash prize of Rs five lakh each

Mangala oilfield Barmer, Rajasthan Inaugurated by PM

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that the foreign investment environment in India is conducive. After dedicating to the nation Mangala oilfield at Barmer in Rajastha, Dr. Singh assured investors of full co-operation form the government and various agencies. The Prime Minister said world-over economic development has followed oil and gas discoveries and the same will happen in Rajasthan where newer avenues of employment will be created.
He also said that the Mangala oil field will prove to be a good source of income and employement for the state government. Mangala Oil field is the largest oil discovery since 1985 and is likely to contribute towards more than one-fifth of domestic crude oil production by 2011. He also said that the centre would provide every possible assistance to the Rajasthan government in view of the drought.

End the Fight - RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

The RSS has said that it does not interfere in party work of the Bharatiya Janata Party, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said the issue of leadership in the BJP has to be decided by the BJP. "Whatever is happening in BJP (infighting) is not good and it should stop. Whatever has to be done by the party to put in place a system and corrective measures, it is for them to do," said RSS chief Mohan Bahgwat while addressing a well-attended press conference at New Delhi on Friday. He was replying to a question on the present crisis in BJP and RSS' take on that.
While ruling out taking over the reins of its political outfit, as suggested by BJP leader Arun Shourie, Bhagwat said he cannot comment on the views of a "senior and intellectual" leader like Shourie. But he said RSS has different task to perform and it will only provide help and advice if sought by the party. On Sangh's stand on Ram Temple in Ayodhya, he said RSS had not taken movement in its hands. "We had extended our energies to the leaders of the movement and would continue to do so." Bhagwat maintained that Muslims and members of other minority communities have been joining the RSS by attending its 'shakhas' in various parts of the country.

Girl raped in School at Jaipur

In a shocking incident at Jaipur, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by the owner of her school in Ramganj locality in Jaipur. Angry over the incident, a furious mob thrashed the accused and indulged in stone pelting. The girl, a class VI student of Maharaja Secondary School, was allegedly raped by Ramesh Sain at the school office on Friday, Deputy SP (North) Anil Gothwal said on Saturday. The girl later told her mother about the incident following which her family members along with some others reached the school premises and demanded that Sain be handed over to them. As soon as the news spread, hundreds of people from the locality reached the school, brought the accused out of the building and started beating him. They then took him to Ramgang police station.
The angry people also damaged two vehicles and pelted stones. Later the agitated mob surrounded the police station and demanded that the accused be handed over to them. They dispersed only after police assured that they would take action in the case.

Base price will be 3500 Crore for 3G Auction

Govt finally decided the base price of 3500 Crore for 3G spectrum allocation. Group of Ministers on Thursday fixed Rs 3,500 crore as reserve price for 3G spectrum to be given to a maximum five players initially. The EGoM also decided a base price of Rs 1,750 crore for pan-India WiMax (wireless internet) spectrum and the auction of both will be completed within 90 days, Telecom Minister A Raja told reporters. "I do feel that the Government of India, putting together 3G and Wimax, will easily get Rs 25,000 crore," he said after over a hour-long meeting of the eGoM. The EGoM, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, decided that five slots in 3G spectrum would be auctioned and amongst the five, one lot has already been allotted to BSNL or MTNL, the minister said, adding that four more slots would be auctioned.
The EGoM lowered the base price to Rs 3,500 crore for pan-India 3G spectrum, from the earlier level of Rs 4,040 crore decided by Raja and Mukherjee, after representations from the private players and their respective lobbies. The Telecom Ministry will now announce the detailed programme for the auction, which will include pre-bid conference in the next couple of weeks, a source said. Compared to five slots in 3G space, in Wimax the government has decided to sell only three slots of spectrum in the first phase. The decision come as a relief to operators who have been getting their networks ready for offering the 3G services. In his Budget for 2009-10, Mukherjee had estimated to raise Rs 35,000 crore from auction of spectrum, both 3G and 2G in future allocations.

Rajasthan assembly revokes suspension of 3 BJP MLA

The Rajasthan assembly Thursday revoked the suspension of three Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) legislators from the house after protests by its members led by former chief minister Vasundhara Raje. The three MLAs -- Gyandev Ahuja, Hemsingh Bhadana and Bhawani Sigh Rajawat -- were suspended from the house for a year for unruly behaviour and indiscipline on July 28. The budget session of the assembly, which was then adjourned indefinitely in the wake of strong protests from the BJP members, started Thursday.
The BJP members boycotted the session and sat on a dharna in the assembly premises demanding that the suspension be revoked. They were led by former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who is now leader of the opposition. Since all BJP legislators were out of the house, the ruling Congress moved a suo motu motion for ending the suspension of the MLAs arguing that a month was enough. Speaker Dipendra Singh Shekhawat allowed the motion that was passed by a voice vote. Earlier, the suspended MLAs were stopped by the security personnel from entering the assembly and they sat on a dharna on the road in front of the assembly.

Gehlot question BJP on "Ram Mandir Funds"

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today demanded an explanation from BJP over the utilization of funds raised by it and VHP for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and on recovery of Rs 10 crore during income tax raids from a top VHP leader here on Wednesday. Talking to reporters here, Mr Gehlot said there were doubts in certain quarters that the money seized by Income Tax sleuths during raids at the VHP leader's premises, was raised by the BJP/VHP activists for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. "The BJP should make clear the factual situation in this regard and tell the nation where and how that money was kept and/or utilized", the Chief Minister said.

50% Reservation for woman in panchayats

In a one more move towards women empowerment at the grassroots level, the government has approved a proposal to increase reservation for them in panchayats to 50 per cent. A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, decided to bring a bill to amend Article 243(D) of the Constitution to enhance reservation for women in panchayats at all tiers from the current one-third to at least 50 per cent. "This is a path-breaking decision," Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters. She said the Panchayati Raj Ministry is likely to move a bill to amend the constitution in the next session of Parliament to give effect to the increased quota. The enhanced reservation would be applicable to the total number of seats to be filled by direct elections, the offices of Chairpersons, and the seats and offices of Chairpersons reserved for scheduled castes and tribes.
"Enhancing reservation for women in panchayats will facilitate more women to enter public sphere. This would lead to further empowerment of women and make panchayats more inclusive institutions, improve governance and public service delivery," Soni said, adding there was no financial implications in operationalising the proposal. At present, out of the total elected representatives of panchayats numbering approximately 28.1 lakhs, 36.87 per cent are women.

Cairn India will start production in rajasthan from 29 August

Cairn India Ltd will start producing crude from its largest field in Rajasthan on August 29 this year, an area that will help increase the country's oil output by 20%. The explorer, which currently produces around 65,000 barrels of oil from its existing blocks,will hit a production of 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) from Rajasthan in a few weeks, CEO and managing director Rahul Dhir said. It expects to hit a rate of around 1,25,000 bpd next year, and has already tied up offtake of around 60,000 bpd with government-owned oil refiners. Output from Cairn's field starts five months after Reliance Industries Ltd began producing natural gas from an area off the nation's east coast. The fields may help India, which imports over 75% of its energy requirements, attract bidders for 70 oil and gas exploration areas being auctioned this year.
The company said its 15-year-old Ravva field has already contributed $4 billion (Rs 19,000 crore) to government revenues in the form of royalties and revenue share and the Rajasthan block is likely to contribute around Rs 36,000 crore to the public exchequer over the life of the block. Cairn also said the development cost of the Rajasthan block is expected to be around $3.3 billion, or around $3.5 per barrel, 30% lower than the development cost of Reliance Industries' KG D6 block. However, due to the non-availability of the pipeline, the company will have to incur an extra trucking and transportation cost of around $10-12 per barrel, including the cost for shipping the oil from Gujarat to Mangalore.

Income tax raid siezed 10 crore at Jaipur brokers

The Income Tax Department sleuths have seized Rupees 10 crore during raids at the various premises of a leading finance broker here. The raids were conducted at five premises which included two private safe vaults on Monday morning and the assessement and valaution were still on till late last evening, a department spokesman said.Lockers at safe vaults were hired by the broker on fictitious names. The search of these lockers led to the seizure of Rs 10 crore.
This is the highest cash seizure ever made in Rajasthan by the Income Tax Department. Earlier, seizure of Rs 7.14 crore was made in 2006, the spokesman said. According to the sources, the broker had surrendered for taxation income and assets worth Rs 22 crore.

BJP to boycott Rajasthan assembly session

The legislature party of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajasthan Unit on Wednesday unanimously decided to boycott the State Assembly session commencing from August 27 to press for the revoking of suspension of three of its MLAs. The legislature party held its meeting here on Wednesday to finalise the strategy for the Assembly session. Leader of Opposition Vasundhara Raje chaired the meeting, which was attended by more than 70 MLAs.
Speaking to the media after the meeting Deputy leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Ghanshyam Timwari said, 'Today's meeting decided to boycott all the proceedings of the Assembly, and also to stay away from the meetings of legislative committees unless and until the treasury benches make a move to revoke the suspension of three MLAs.' 'The party legislatures will sit for dharana before the main gate of the Assembly, and protest against the illegal suspension of the legislatures,' Tiwari added. The meeting decided to stay away from the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Thursday as a first step of boycott.

SC judges to disclose their assets or property

After days of confrontation, Supreme Court judges on Wednesday agreed to disclose their assets. The decision was taken after a meeting of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India Justice K G Balakrishnan. The judges of the Supreme Court, especially the Chief Justice, had come under a lot of pressure following several campaigns by various legal luminaries. Several lawyers and former judges of the Supreme Court had campaigned that judges make their assets public.The apex court judges, in the meeting, decided that details of the assets would be published on the website of the Supreme Court.
Senior counsel Prashanth Bhushan had shot off letters to all judges of high courts and Supreme Court requesting them to make their assets public. Immediately after the letters were sent, Justice K Kannan of the Punjab and Haryana High Court declared his assets.This was followed by an article written by Justice DV Shylendra Kumar of the Karnataka High Court in which he had stated that Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan cannot speak on behalf of the entire judiciary on the issue. However, this remark was drubbed by the CJI, who termed it as a publicity stunt.

3 Sound proof flyover in Delhi this year

Delhi state government is all set to make the three upcoming flyovers in the area sound-proof by covering their both sides with a special sheet. The three flyovers
1. Rao Tularam Marg flyover (project cost Rs 59 crore)
2. Munirka flyover (Rs 104 crore)
3. IIT flyover (Rs 83 crore)
which are in a row are likely to be completed by October end. "But to ensure that the moving vehicles do not create sound menace for the nearby residential colonies, we have decided to cover the two sides of the flyover with a special kind of noise-proof substance - polycarbonate sheet," PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan told reporters here. He said the entire corridor, which is six kms long and made up of concrete instead of bitumen, aims to ensure signal-free traffic for motorists.

ECB - Engineering College Bikaner, Rajasthan

About ECB: This academy of technical education took its foundation stone on the auspicious day of 10th November 2000. Since then, it is stretching its excellence towards greater heights by each passing time capsule. As in the first session, there were two branches viz., CSE and ECE filling total 120 seats, with the solidity of roots, in the session 2002-2003, the college took its first extension, with introduction of four new branches and intake increasing to 390.
BE degree in Six Branches - CSE, ECE, EE, IT, ME & EIC
Placement: Recent principle Mr. Poonia of ECB enhance the college status among other colleges in rajasthan and this college have average placement.

Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University Jaipur, Rajasthan is established under the Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University Act 2008 (Act No. 17 of 2008), passed by Rajasthan Legislative Assembly and notified through Government of Rajasthan, Extraordinary Gazette Notification on 21st April, 2008. The JV Women's University is sponsored by Jyoti Vidyapeeth Trust under the flagship of Garg Gyan Universe, a Non- Profit Education Public Trust established under Trust Registration Act 1908 (Central Act No 16 of 1908) in office of Sub Registrar-Jaipur-II, Jaipur Rajasthan.
Academic Programs:
Computer Science Engineering
Information Technology
Electronics & Communication
Polytechnic Diploma courses:
Diploma in Engineering - Food Technology / Biotech / E.C. / C.S. / I.T.
Fashion Design Technology / Interior Design Technology / 10th Passed
Post Graduate Programmes
M.C.A. (Duration - 3 years) Software Technology
M.Tech. (Duration - 2 years)
Finance Management
Human Resource Management
Service Management
Hospitality Management
Hospital Administration & Health Care Management
Information Technology Management

For More information visit: http://www.jvwomensuniv.com/

Subodh PG College Jaipur, Rajasthan

Subodh PG College Jaipur is one of the top college in rajasthan. It is accredited 'A' Grade by NAAC-UGC. Awarded status of Potential for Excellence by UGC and Declared as Model College by State Government of rajasthan. College offers MCA MBA courses Affiliated to the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Address: Rambagh Circle, Jaipur
College website: http://www.subodhpgcollege.com/

Salman Khan will buy IPL Team

Salman Khan may be the latest star from Bollywood to hop onto the IPL bandwagon. The superstar has been in talks with the Indian Premier League chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi regarding buying a new team for the fourth edition of the IPL Twenty20 tournament which will be held in 2011. Seen as a money minting event, IPL is set to introduce two new teams - Kochi and Nagpur. The league presently has eight teams. On Wednesday, Salman Khan had a formal meeting with Lalit Modi and he discussed with him the nitty-gritty of buying an IPL team. “We were having a discussion for last few months but this is our first official meeting,” Modi told a news agency, adding that Salman seemed like a “serious buyer”.
Mr. Modi also admitted that many other celebrities like Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan have expressed interest in buying the two new IPL franchises. Presently, stars like Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty have stakes in the IPL teams.

Rajasthan Govt declared 26 districts as scarcity hit

Rajasthan government tonight declared 26 out of 33 districts of the state as "scarcity hit" following insufficient rains and failure of kharif crop after watching the condition of kharif crop. The state government, after considering crop assessment report of collectors of 33 districts, issued a notification to this effect, an official spokesman said.
State Calamity Management Authority, headed by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, will hold a special meeting tomorrow to finalize a memorandum that will be submitted to the central government seeking financial assistance to meet the exigency. Based on the crop assessment, the collectors found that more than 50 per cent of the kharif crop wilted due to insufficient monsoon rains. The state government also announced relief work till 15 July, 2010. Among the districts facing scarcity are Pali, Jodhpur and Jaipur, barmer, jaisalmer and rajsamand.

IIT Professors on mass leave for pay hike

Hundreds of faculty members of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Bombay and Roorkee went on mass casual leave Monday to protest disparities in pay. Their peers in Delhi will follow suit Tuesday. "The pay hike given by the government is at least 30 percent less at the lower level (of faculties) and at higher level it is 40 percent less than what we had asked for. It will be difficult for us to attract good faculty members," Saumya Mukherjee, professor at IIT-Bombay, told reporters. Holding placards, the professors came out of the IIT-Bombay campus in a long line. They said that to become a professor at any IIT, a student needs to have a PhD, which involves around six more years of study. This entails loss of income. Had they taken up a government job, they would have earned at least Rs.2.3 million, they claimed. Meanwhile, IIT-Delhi professors have said they would be going on a mass casual leave Tuesday to protest the same issue. There was a meeting of all IITs in Chennai Sunday.

Flood in Bihar, 14 dead

The flood situation in seven northern districts of Bihar further worsened on Monday with swollen rivers inundating fresh areas, even as the death toll mounted to 14. Three more people, two in Purnia and one in Darbhanga, drowned on Sunday taking the toll in the current spell of floods to 14, official sources said. According to an official report, swirling waters affected scores of villages under Bahadurganj, Terhagachhi, Dighalbank, Kochadhaman, Bahadurganj, and Potahi in Kishanganj district. More than 50 villages were affected by floods under Palasi, Jokihat, Araria, Forbesganj and Kursakata block in Araria district.
Many villages were submerged in Banmankhi and Krityanandnagar blocks in Western Purnia by turbulent Kosi which was steadily eroding its embankment, the report said. Swirling waters of the Adhwara group of rivers inundated the national highway near Khirma village in Keoti block, causing temporary suspension of vehicular traffic. Meanwhile, around 7.5 lakh people continue to reel under flood with several rivers, including Mahananda, Kankai, Donk, Mecchi, Ratua, and Bakra, besides, Bagmati, Kamala Balan and Adhwara, submerging hundreds of villages in the districts of Purnia, Araria, Kishanganj, Saharsa, Supaul, Madhepura, Sitamarhi and Darbhanga

Schools, colleges will reopen in Pune from Tuesday

Schools, colleges, private classes and theatres will reopen from tuesday, initially district collector Chandrakant Dalvi declared that it will open from monday. He however, urged teachers, rectors and house owners renting flats to students, to act as guardians in monitoring students for flu-like symptoms. State and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health officials as well as the civic administration are bracing themselves for the huge challenge of monitoring the H1N1 virus, as schools, colleges and theatres resume functioning after a gap of 13 days. The district administration is in the process of drafting guidelines for schools and colleges to avoid spread of H1N1 in educational institutes.
While the state government directive states that colleges, which had shut down owing to the swine flu scare, can be reopened on Tuesday, several higher education institutes in the city have decided to begin classes only on Thursday after a 10-day break. However, College of Engineering Pune (COEP) will reopen on Monday. "We had closed the college even before the government came up with the instruction on August 10. We have decided to begin classes from Monday after a break of nearly two weeks," said Dr Anil Sahasrabuddhe, director, COEP. "All postgraduate colleges of Symbiosis International University (SIU) will begin from Wednesday. Only Symbiosis School will reopen on Thursday," said SB Mujumdar, founder-director of SIU. State government also advised institute to take care about spread of Swine flu in educational institutes.

BJP breaks ties with Chautala's INLD for Haryana assembly polls

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to part ways with Indian National Lok Dal led by former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala. The BJP, whose state leadership had strongly objected to the alliance with the INLD last year after the two parties went separate ways in 2004, has been unhappy with the number of seats being offered by INLD to them for the polls. BJP leader Vijay Goel said, "We have decided to go it alone in Haryana." Downplaying the development, INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala said, "We are together and there are no such issues from our side." Asked whether he had received any signal from the BJP, he said, "Neither have we received any indication nor has there been any talk regarding this." INLD state unit president Ashok Arora said, "It is their (BJP) wish. They have a problem, but we would still like to contest jointly."
If BJP had issues with seat-sharing, these could have been sorted out, he said. "We never had any problem with them. It is they who have raised issues. We still consider them our ally," Arora said. A senior state BJP leader said INLD wanted to contest nearly 60 seats in the 90-member assembly. "We cannot always play second fiddle," he said, indicating the decision was taken at the three-day 'Chintan Baithak' of the BJP at Shimla last week.

Swiss banks say yes to US, No to India in Black Money flashing

Swiss banks have provided client details to US, but they have said India is not welcome there on a name-fishing expedition. “Swiss law and even OECD’s Model Tax Convention do not permit fishing expeditions, in other words, the indiscriminate trawling through bank accounts in the hope of finding something interesting. “This means that India cannot simply throw its telephone book at Switzerland and ask if any of these people have a bank account here,” a top official at Swiss Bankers Association said. Last week, the US reached an agreement with Switzerland, under which top Swiss bank UBS gave details of 4,450 secret accounts to the Internal Revenue Service.
The secrecy shield provided by Swiss banks have always been a big issue in India, including during the campaign for this year’s general elections, and the government recently said that it has approached Switzerland seeking details about bank accounts held by Indians there. The official noted that the Swiss bankclient confidentiality has never been 100% absolute and Swiss legislators have built in provisions for it to be lifted during criminal investigations and also in many civil cases and it has also evolved over time. so this will be a reason for big smile for many indian politician and industrialist.

Miss Venezuela wins Miss Universe 2009 crown

Miss Venezuela has been named winner of the 2009 Miss Universe pageant in the Bahamas. Stefania Fernandez was crowned Sunday night. Miss Dominican Republic, Ada Aimee de la Cruz, was the runner up. The televised event included musical performances by Flo Rida, Heidi Montag, David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. Hosts were Billy Bush, co-anchor of "Access Hollywood," and Claudia Jordan, former Miss Rhode Island USA who has appeared on several TV shows. Judges include actor Dean Cain and supermodel Valeria Mazza. Miss China, Wang Jingyao, was named Miss Congeniality and Miss Thailand, Chutima Durongdej, won Miss Photogenic while In a disappointing performance, Miss India 2009, Ekta Chowdhry has failed to make it to the top 15 for the Miss Universe 2009 contest.
Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest run by the Miss Universe Organization. The contest was founded in 1952 by California clothing company named Pacific Mills. The pageant became part of Kayser-Roth and then Gulf and Western Industries, before being acquired by Donald Trump in 1996. Along with its rival contests , Miss World and Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world.

England win Ashes Series 2009 by 2-1

England reclaimed the Ashes on fourth afternoon at The Oval by beating 2007 winner Australia by 197 runs in final test. Brave resistance - led by a century of incredible mental fortitude from Michael Hussey - was unpicked, wicket by wicket, minute by minute, until, at 5.47pm, and with an expectant crowd willing on the moment of glory, Hussey prodded Graeme Swann to Alastair Cook at short leg to spark the celebrations into life. At the moment of victory, all of England's players rushed into a huddle on the edge of the square - all except for one, that is. In his moment of Test retirement, Andrew Flintoff's first instinct was to seek out and console the crestfallen centurion Hussey, whose 121 from 263 balls had given his side a hope of salvation, but whose careless running between the wickets during a fraught afternoon session had been the single biggest factor in their demise. By calling for the single that led to the run-out of his captain and resistance-leader Ricky Ponting for 66, Hussey is unlikely to recall this particular innings with any fondness whatsoever.
Score Summary:
England 332 and 373 for 9
Australia 160 and 348 (Hussey 121, Ponting 66, Swann 4-120)
England won 5 Match Ashes Test series by 2-1

Quick Gun Murugan Movie release date: 28 August 2009

Quick Gun Murugan, the much awaited spoof-action-comedy movie is going to be released on 28th August 2009. The movie is about a cosmic karmic stupendously vocal super cowboy, always dressed in an extremely colorful attire who must fight with non-veg baddies to protect vegetarianism – on earth, heaven and through time – using his incredibly amazing pistol shooting skills. This is a must watch movie for all ’stupid-comedy’ genre movie fans. It would be no surprise if the movie turns out to be a hit.
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Producer: Phat Phish Motion Pictures
Writter: Rajesh Devraj
Cast: Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Rambha, Naseer, Anu Menon, Sandhya Mridul, Vinay Pathak, Raju Sundaram
Genre: Comedy
Plot: Quick Gun Murugun is an Unlikely Superhero (played by Rajendra Prasad) a South Indian cowboy whose duty is to protect the world against arch villain restaurant owner, Rice Plate Reddy, who wants to create the ultimate non-veg dosa! The movie revolves around adventures of Quick Gun Murugun along with his love to-be Mango Dolly (played by Rambha) and Locket Girl (played by Anu Menon). When faced with the grave problem, Quick Gun Murugun enters into an epic battle of that spans time and space, from a small South Indian village to an Indian heaven and then finally to a cosmopolitan Mumbai across 25 years.

Vasundhara Raje may quit after Rajasthan assembly session

BJP has reportedly allowed former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to stay on as Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly till the end of the upcoming Assembly session, scheduled for the first week of September for a week. After expelling former top BJP leader Jaswant Singh in book raw, the BJP is playing safe on the Raje’s issue. The BJP does not want to project itself as undemocratic and harsh against some of its leaders.
On August 10, party President Rajnath Singh and asked Raje to resign as Leader of Opposition as part of the BJP’s plan to replace all state unit chiefs as well as leaders of the legislative parties where the it had performed poorly during the last general elections. Raje met Leader of Opposition L.K. Advani and Singh in their respective residences on Saturday. this action was taken by top BJP leaders after defeat of BJP in assembly election and later in general election where BJP manage to get only 4 seats.

Holy month of Ramzan started acrss India

Muslims across the country will observe the holy month of Ramzan from Sunday except in Kerala, where devouts have started fast from Saturday. Muslims around the world unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection. However this year Ramadan is subdued due to the prolonged recession and rising inflation. Mumbai is all ready for the much awaited festival of Lord Ganesha. Preparations have been completed been ahead of 'Ganesh Chaturthi' that is on Sunday.

ABVP protest for forced blood donation at Chomu, Rajasthan

ABVP protest for forced blood donation at Chomu. Angry residents of Chomu, a town 60 km from Jaipur, took to streets on Saturday following reports that teenaged school children were allegedly forced to donate blood at a medical camp. Student organisations Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) organised the protest march. The protestors alleged that a ruling Congress party deputy had organised the blood donation camp to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi last Thursday (August 20) and that students below 18 years of age were forced to donate blood against their wishes.
Over 50 students from a state-run school had participated in the blood donation camp, and some of them alleged that they were forced to donate blood. “They took out my blood. They told me that it just a blood test and I was forced to donate. They also beat up a lot of people who tried to protest,” said Tarachand, a student. The incident came to light when a student named Mukesh fell ill after blood donation and was referred to a hospital in Jaipur. His condition was reported to be unstable.

Vasundhara Raje meet LK Advani and Rajnath singh at Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday evening called on senior leaders Lal Krishna Advani and Rajnath Singh here at their residence to discuss the leadership issue in the State. Just before leaving for her meeting with Advani from her Delhi-based house Scindia Villa, Raje said that she was in the national capital as per schedule to meet party leaders after the three-day Chintan Baithak (brainstorming session) of the BJP. “I can’t understand whole of this because I respect … people in the party, the senior leaders of the party and I was always meant to come after “Chintan Baithak”, I am here… No speculation…,” Raje said. Though Raje didn’t prefer addressing the media after any of the two meetings but she is expected to have discussed the issue of her stepping down from the position of Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly and leadership issue in her State threadbare with Advani. She had about one-hour meeting with Advani.
Raje is expected to have apprised Rajnath Singh about her mindset and probably about her timing to step down from the post of the Leader of the Opposition in Rajasthan State Assembly, as directed by the BJP recently. Her meeting with Rajnath Singh lasted for about 30 minutes. On Thursday, BJP President Rajnath Singh said he had advised Raje to step down but set no timeframe. Reportedly, BJP had asked Raje to step down due to poor performance of the party in the recent national and state assembly polls.

MNC HR held for raping domestic help in Noida

A 40-year-old executive of a leading electronic company was arrested Saturday for allegedly raping his domestic help, police said. The 22-year-old woman, originally from Jharkhand, was being allegedly raped by Henry Daniel, a senior HR executive with Samsung India, for the last six months though the matter came to light only Saturday when the woman, along with NGO workers who had placed her as a domestic help in Daniel’s house, lodged a complaint, police said. The woman had been placed at Daniel’s house in January this year by NGO Mashal Social Welfare Society.
Soon after she started working, Daniel began raping her. She even told Daniel’s wife about the matter but she did not pay heed, police said. Finally, she approached the NGO that had placed her in Daniel’s house and the NGO workers brought her to the police station and lodged a complaint, police added. The woman was taken for a medical examination, which confirmed she had been raped, police said.

TV Actress Urvashi Dhanorkar gets bail

Mumbai local court on Saturday granted bail to Mumbai-based TV actress Urvashi Dhanorkar, who has been booked under the Juvenile Justice Act and the Child Labour Act, for allegedly physically abusing her 10-year-old housemaid Rameshwari. She was produced before the Bandra Holiday Court. Dhanorkar’s lawyer, Nitin S. Satpute, contended the black marks and swelling on the child’s face were created by bee stings and the burn scars on her forearms were caused by boiling water fallen on her. “Under the Juvenile Act, my client was arrested. She was produced in the court. Police asked for her remand but the court rejected the police plea and granted her judicial custody. Later, the court granted her bail,” said Satpute.
The actress was arrested on Saturday morning after medical reports confirmed that Rameshwari was physically abused. Rameshwari was allegedly punched in her eye and was left with black and bruised marks, besides burns on her forearms. The girl was rescued by her neighbours on Friday (Aug 21) night, when she was playing the children of her employer in the garden. “When I saw this child her hands were burnt, eyes were red. She was scared. Residents gathered and took her to hospital. After examining, the doctor said it was marks of beating up. Secondly, according to the child labour (laws), hiring any child as a domestic help is a crime. We phoned police and it came for our help,” said Bindu Bhosle, Chairperson of Mahan Shakti a NGO.

Sudheendra Kulkarni quits BJP

Sudheendra Kulkarni, a key aide of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani and previously of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has ended his association with the party over "ideological differences". He, however, maintained that his decision had nothing to do with the expulsion of Jaswant Singh over his book "Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence". "I decided to end my association with the BJP several weeks back. My decision has nothing to do with the unfortunate incident of Jaswant Singh-ji," Kulkarni told a news channel.
He said he would continue to be a well-wisher of the party and added: "I have the highest regard for Advani-ji and Atal Bihari Vajpayee-ji, whom I have worked with for 13 years." Kulkarni, who began his political activism as a Communist, worked in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) during Vajpayee's time and served as his speech writer, media adviser and political aide. "From now on I will be totally independent. I will work with like-minded members of other parties...," Kulkarni told the news channel.

Ekta Choudhary will represent india today at Miss Universe Contest

Ekta Choudhary will represent india today at Miss Universe Contest held at Bahamas. With countdown beginning for final of the Miss Universe Contest, all eyes are on Miss India Ekta Chaudhary representing India in the contest. Nation has high expectations from Ekta who is participating in the contest from India. Ekta, who was born on March 31, 1986 in Varanasi, resides in Delhi and Gurgaon. 23-year-old Ekta won Pantaloon Femina Miss India Universe Title this year.
As many as 84 dazzling beauties are there to grab the Miss Universe title. Twelve internationally acclaimed judges will judge the contest in which most gorgeous beauties are contestants. One winner from the 84 contestants will be selected by a panel of 12 renowned judges during the two-hour show on Monday.
Live Broadcast: The LIVE telecast will air at 6.30 am IST on STAR WORLD on August 24, you could catch a repeat of the pageant at 9 pm on 24th August.

Metro rail for Jaipur by March 2013

Capital will soon get Metro rail in the city and if it will be as schedule then it will start operation from March 2013. The ground level work will begin in March 2010, and the project will be readied by March 2013. This was announced at a high-level meeting between chief minister Ashok Gehlot and general manager of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), E Sreedharan on Friday. The proposed route will be a 9-km long elevated track connecting Mansarovar and Chandpole. This will be part of 12 km long East West corridor from Ramganj to Mansarovar via Badi Choupar, Choti Choupar, Chandpole, Ajmer Road, Gopalpura Bypass, New Sanganer Road and Mansarovar.
The government has given its consent to the final module. Soon the project will be sent for cabinet clearance following which it will be sent to the Centre for funds. In the first phase, 28.5 km-long Metro corridor will be constructed at a cost of Rs 5,300 crore, including 12 km east west corridor and 16.5 km long North South corridor from the Jawahar Circle to Jal Mahal. Gehlot has instructed the JDA and JMC to provide assistance for quick initiation of the Metro services. He directed them to mark the areas for acquisition of land to establish the stations. He said 400 buses will be introduced under the Bus Rapid Transport Services (BRTS) to facilitate the project.

Vasundhara Raje may resign tomorrow

Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who had been asked by BJP High command to step down as Leader of Opposition, will meet L K Advani in New Delhi on Saturday and in all probability hand over her resignation. There are still possibility that Raje is also likely to accept the post of general secretary at the national level, which the party high command has been offering her in return of the Leader of Opposition post for almost two months now. According to sources in the party, Raje is also likely to meet party president Rajnath Singh and take up the matter of suspension of the two MLAs with the high command.
However Gulabchand Kataria the former home minister may be her replacement. Raje loyalists are now hoping that she makes an impressive return to state politics before the next assembly elections four years down the line, much like what chief minister Ashok Gehlot did. After Congress lost in the December 2003 assembly elections, Gehlot, who was the chief minister then, moved to Delhi and was in the state mostly to attend assembly sessions. However, just before the 2008 assembly elections, Gehlot was back in the picture.

India crashed out of Nehru Cup 2009

Defending champions India conceded an early goal and then failed to convert the chances that came their way to go down 0-1 against Lebanon in the opening match of the Nehru Cup football tournament in New Delhi on Wednesday. It was a disappointing start for India, who were looking for their second consecutive title after 2007, as they were done in by a fifth minute strike by Lebanon defender Ali Al Saad who drilled in a powerful free kick into Indian goal from near the 'D'circle. Playing their first international match since 14th January, the home team dominated for most part of the match except for the first 15 minutes in front of a large home crowd who filled more than half of Ambedkar Stadium under floodlights.
Lebanon, who were playing without their four regular national players, got their first opportunity as early as in the fourth minute, from a move initiated by striker Mahmoud El Ali. El Ali's strike partner Mohammad Ghaddar collected the ball and sent a low cross from the right only to find Ali Hamam's left footer blocked by an Indian defender in front of goal.

Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir shorey will mary soon

Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey have decided to marry by this year end. Although, nothing has been let straight from the shoulder of these celebs, closer sources confirmed both of them will get married on Dec 27 or last week of this year. Adding more on this, closer sources revealed that Aparna Sen is much elated with her daughter’s decision. She has already started making preparations getting her busy shopping for Konkona’s outfit in Kolkata. As well, the jewelers are being specially designed from leading arcade of city.
However, the couple is again planning up for their marriage to be a hush-hush affair. With Konkona’s forthcoming film ‘Wake up Sid’ hitting screens on Oct 2, the actress doesn’t want to her risk on the film’s result.

Cairn India will start Oil production at rajasthan plant this Month

Cairn will start pumping crude from its Rajasthan fields later this month. Initial production will be 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the first train, and a second processing system of 50,000 bpd is expected to start by the end of the year. 'We intend to keep our costs low and see production cost at about USD 3.5 per barrel. Transportation cost will be another USD 1.5 (per barrel),' Chief Executive Officer Rahul Dhir said. The commercial terms and pricing negotiations for the initial offtake of the Rajasthan crude have been concluded with IOC and MRPL, considering the last six months pricing it translates to a 10-15 percent discount to Brent. Cairn India holds a 70 percent stake in RJ-ON-90/1 block in western India and state-run explorer Oil & Natural Gas Corp holds the balance.
Cairn is spending USD 1 billion to build a pipeline to transport the crude to coast of Gujarat. Dhir said it was expected to be operational by the fourth quarter. Chairman Bill Gammell earlier this week told shareholders the company was targeting production of 125,000 bpd in the first half of 2010, and saw potential to increase peak production from the Rajasthan fields far above the development plan estimate of 175,000 bpd. Cairn India Ltd expects to hold costs at about USD 5 per barrel for crude oil produced from its Rajasthan fields, a top official said, helping the energy explorer reap strong revenues this fiscal year.

B.Tech student died from H1N1 swine flu

A 24-year-old student pursuing B.Tech and two men in their early fifties died of suspected swine flu, raising the nationwide toll to 33 on Wednesday. There was a sharp rise in the number of swine flu cases across the country on Wednesday with 216 people testing positive for the deadly virus, taking the total number of those afflicted with the pandemic to 2,242. B. Tech student Raunak Singh, a resident of Dehradun who had returned home from Pune, was admitted on Monday with swine flu-like symptoms to a hospital where his condition deteriorated, doctors said.
His family members on Tuesday decided to take Singh to AIIMS in New Delhi. Singh died on Tuesday night near Meerut on way to Delhi. Doctors in Dehradun said his swab samples have been sent for tests. The swab samples of Singh's relatives have also been sent for tests as a precautionary measure.
In Pune, Vijay Avghade (52) and Narendra Deshpande (54) died of swine flu on Wednesday, a few days after they were admitted in a serious condition. With Wednesday’s casualty, the death toll in Pune due to the influenza has risen to 15.

BJP expels Jaswant Singh

Jaswant Singh on Wednesday fell a victim for praising Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah when the BJP summarily expelled him from the party. The decision to expel Singh, a Lok Sabha member and a former Union Minister, was taken at the Parliamentary Board of the party which met in Shimla during the opening session of the three-day brainstorming session of the top leaders. BJP President Rajnath Singh, who had on Tuesday issued a statement totally distancing the party from Jaswant Singh's book "Jinnah - India, Partition, Independence", announced the decision to the media in Shimla. "I had issued a statement yesterday that the party fully dissociates itself from the contents of the book. Today I put up the matter before the Parliamentary Board which decided to end his primary membership.”
Jaswant Singh, who had held the posts of Finance, Defence and External Affairs under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was virtually declared a persona non grata when the entire BJP top brass and other leaders kept away from the function on Monday in the capital for the release of his book.

New Schedule for India Srilanka New zealand Tri-Series 2009

India's cricket chiefs have forced a change in next month's tri-series in Sri Lanka that will leave Indian team playing two back-to-back matches. The Indians were originally scheduled to play New Zealand on September 10 and hosts Sri Lanka two days later on September 12 in the preliminary stage of the series in Colombo. But the Indian board had the New Zealand game pushed back by a day to September 11 so that top stars are available for the entire duration of a domestic one-day tournament ending in Bangalore on September 8. "The change has been made at the request of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)," Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said.
New Schedule for India, Srilanka, New zealand Tri-Series
1st Match
Tuesday, 8th September, 2009
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Premadasa stadium, Colombo
2nd Match
Thursday, 10th September, 2009
India vs Sri Lanka
Premadasa stadium, Colombo
3rd Match
Saturday, 12th September, 2009
India vs New Zealand
Premadasa stadium, Colombo
Monday, 14th September, 2009
Team 1 vs Team 2
Premadasa stadium, Colombo
TV Broadcaster: Live on DD National

2 Rajasthan BJP MLA suspended from BJP in Vasundhara Raje Resign case

Rajasthan BJP leader Vasundhara raje's resignation agitaion is taking new strength after suspension of two MLAs Rajendra Rathod and Gyandev Ahuja from BJP. The suspension of two MLAs loyal to Vasundhara Raje appears to have further stoked the flames of dissension in Rajasthan BJP. "All the 54 party MLAs have submitted a signed memorandum to Raje last evening," group of MLAs loyal to Raje said. The memorandum has authorised Raje to take up the revocation of suspension of two MLAs Rajendra Rathod and Gyandev Ahuja, the lawmaker, who did not wish to be named, said. Rathod and Ahuja, who were spearheading Raje's campaign against high command's decision asking her to quit as Leader of Opposition following the BJP's poll debacle, today rejected the charge saying they have not indulged in any indiscipline or done anything against the party.
While suspended BJP MLA Said "We have not indulged in any indiscipline. We have not done anything against the party. Neither have we spoken against the central leaders, nor against the state leaders or the parliamentary board," Ahuja said. In a similar vein, Rathore said "We have not done any crime. We stick to our decision. We have not done anything which can be termed as indiscipline. Even after that, if they want to suspend us, it's their choice."

20 Student suspended for Ragging at SMS Medical College Jaipur

College administration takes tough decision against 20 Student for involving in Ragging at SMS Medical College Jaipur. Among 20 students 18 are suspended while 2 student are taken in custody by police. These student are held in charge of ragging of 40 Junior student outside the campus. When college admin. gets information they act on time and register the report in police station.
The final decision will be decided by anti-raging committee, meanwhile senior students are suspended from college for 3 month and all scholarships and barred from other college facilities.

Sehwag may play for Haryana Ranji, threaten to quit Delhi team

Delhi Ranji team, skipper Virender Sehwag has threatened to part ways with the squad, alleging interference in selection matters by the DDCA Sports Committee members. Sehwag, who is currently in Bangalore undergoing rehabilitation for his injured shoulder, has been told to put his decision on hold till he meets the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Arun Jaitley. The meeting is likely to take place on August 27 or 28 to discuss the matter. While DDCA's Sports Secretary Sunil Dev said he has not received any communication from Sehwag nor has he approached him for a No Objection Certificate to play for some other state. But a top DDCA source said Sehwag's threat to quit was just a "pressure tactic" to bring in a couple of his players in the Ranji squad. "He wants to bring Mayank Tehlan and Pradeep Sangwan into the team. But since the Delhi team is well set, it is not possible. That is the reason why he is making such threats," .
Sehwag has claimed that some selectors group together to force a player of their choice into the side, leaving the captain and selection committee chairman powerless. He has also alleged manipulation in the selection of Delhi under-16 and under-19 teams. The Delhi team, which won the 2007-08 Ranji title, failed to even make the knock-out stage last season. Sehwag did not play a single match last season because of his engagements with the national team. "I am trying to leave Delhi and play for Haryana. I spoke to the Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA) president, Mr. Arun Jaitley, and he has asked me to discuss the issue with him and then take a decision. If I am not satisfied with the outcome of our meeting, I will surely leave Delhi," Sehwag was quoted in a news channel.

BJP will soon decide the fate of Vasundhara raje

BJP may be soon announce decision about fate of Vasundhara Raje as she refuse to resign as Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan. After a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board at its headquarters, party president Rajnath Singh said Raje's statement earlier in the day that she will abide by the party's decision is a "positive message". "BJP Parliamentary Board is confident that the message conveyed by me to her (to step down) will be followed by her," Rajnath Singh said today. He confirmed for the first time on record that it was conveyed to her that the former chief minister should step down as Leader of the Opposition. He said this decision was taken by the Core Group of the party.
After three days of defiance, when Raje sent her supporting MLAs to Delhi to convey to the party high command that she will not quit, she issued a statement in Jaipur in the morning that she had never thought of floating a separate party. "Whatever the BJP Parliamentary Board decides, it will be acceptable to the BJP legislature party" led by her, Raje's close aide Gyan Dev Ahuja said in Jaipur before the meeting. Whole drama did not present the clear picture about the former CM Raje whether this is her LOVE to state of EGO.

Indian Team declared for Srilanka Tri Series, Dravid IN Sehwag OUT

Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar return to the one day squad after a long break while Virender Sehwag failed to meet the fitness deadline in the 15 member squad for the tri-series in Sri Lanka and the Champions Trophy in South Africa. Dravid replaces Rohit Sharma, who managed 15 runs in three ODI innings in the West Indies and 43 runs in three innings against major opposition in the World Twenty20. The selectors didn't risk taking Virender Sehwag, who is yet to fully recover from his shoulder injury, to the Champions Trophy. He was not expected to make it to the Sri Lanka tri-series anyway.
Dravid last played an ODI for India in October 2007, but his form in the second IPL season in South Africa -where the Champions Trophy will be held and the vulnerability of India's younger middle-order batsmen in the recent World Twenty20 prompted the selectors to fall back on his experience and technique.
IndianTeam: Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, RP Singh, Amit Mishra, Dinesh Karthik, and Abhishek Nayar.

Swine flu symptoms and Precautions

The H1N1 virus has created a panic among people across the world, however, the deadly flu has very common symptoms to that of a normal influenza and can be prevented from by following some simple steps
Common Symptoms of the H1N1 Flu Infection:
* Fever, moderately high, but unlike seasonal flu, can be absent in some cases too
* Non productive Cough
* Runny or stuffy nose
* Sore throat
* Body ache
* Headache
* Chills
* Fatigue/tiredness that can be extreme
* Nausea/diarrhoea
Precautions for H1N1 flu
The deadly Swine Flu has reached the Indian shores following the global outbreak and now, claimed four lives. However, Swine Flu is certainly one of those diseased where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are five tips for you to keep away from the pandemic.
* Wash your hands frequently: Use the antibacterial soaps to cleanse your hands. Wash them often, for at least 15 seconds and rinse with running water.
* Get enough sleep: Try to get 8 hours of good sleep every night to keep your immune system in top flu-fighting shape.
* Drink sufficient water: Drink 8 to10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your sinuses.
* Always try to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue while coughing or sneezing to avoid passing on infection of any kind to others around you.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to prevent the spread of the virus.
* Try and maintain contact with ill persons or someone who is showing symptoms of the flu.
* Boost your immune system: Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.
* Keep informed: The government is taking necessary steps to prevent the pandemic and periodically release guidelines to keep the pandemic away. Please make sure to keep up to date on the information and act in a calm manner.

India celebrates 63rd Independence Day

The Nation celebrates the 63rd Independence Day today to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. The main function will be held in New Delhi, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hoist the tricolor and address the Nation from the 17th-century Red Fort, in presence of the country's top brass of political and military leadership. All the state governments will also have separate state level flag hoisting ceremony in their respective state capitals on the occasion.

Saina Nehwal out from BWF Wrold Championship

The curtains of Indian challenge came down painfully last night at the BWF Wrold Championship with its ace shuttler Saina Nehwal going down 16-21, 19-21 to No.2 Chinese seed Lin Wang in the quarter finals of the women's singles at SAAP Indoor stadium, Gachibowli in Hyderabad. Earlier in the day, Indian mixed double due, V Diju-Jwala Gutta, dashed another medal hope as lost their last eight match to No 2 seed Nova Widianto-Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia. Both Saina and Diju-Jwala combo were the first Indians to play in the quarter finals of any world tournament. The Indian sensation failed to keep up the tempo she scripled against Bulgarian Petya last night. Lin was aggressive best and easily overtook Saina in the first game 21-16.
Like last night it was a resurgent Saina who changed her game with the shuttle pace raising India's hope albeit momentarily. But the Chinese player thwarted Saina's smashes allowing her only 13 winners against her 17 winners. Saina appeared a wee bit slower at the net as the chinese pushed her to the base line winning 42 of their 77 rallies in the 39-minute encounter. Though Lin raced to three point lead, Saina was able to stop her, though for a moment only, at 18-20, picking up a point from Lin's netting her drop. But the Chinese keeping the shuttle low on her return wrapped up the game and the match 21-19.

Vasundhara Raje asked to quit as Leader of the Opposition in Rajasthan

BJP leadership's directive to the Leader of the Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly, Vasudhara Raje to quit her post, infighting and tussle within the saffron party's state unit has intensified. The trouble erupted on Sunday last with a face-off between Ms Raje and senior party leaders including state president Arun Chaturvedi, during a meeting. The face-off, which marred the meeting, precipitated yesterday when Raje loyalist and party state general secretary Rampal Jat tendered his resignation and expressed his dissatisfaction over Mr Chaturvedi's "attitude". ''The party State Chief did not defend me'', Mr Jat complained.
while there is rumor that party Chief Rajnath Singh had already asked Ms Raje to tender her resignation as the Leader of the Opposition. A formal announcement in this regard is expected to be made on sunday. However, sources close to Ms Raje denied that she had got any directives from the high-command. Over 20 of the total 78 BJP legislators participated in the meeting and/or discussions and they were gearing up to leave for New Delhi to defend Ms Raje before the leadership.

Swine flu in Rajasthan: 13 suspects admitted to hospitals

Thirteen more Swine Flu suspects, including four in Jaipur, were admitted to government hospitals in Rajasthan, an official said here today. All four suspects in the state capital have been admitted to the isolation ward of SMS hospital. Whereas, seven new suspects were admitted to the Kota government hospital, and two in Jodhpur's government hospital, the official said. Their samples have been sent to Delhi for virology tests, he said.
So far, 40,615 persons here have been screened in the state with five testing positive, while 33 suspects are awaiting test reports, he said.

Emerging Media increase stake in Rajasthan royals

Manoj Badale promoted Emerging Media (IPL) is picking 50.3% stake direct stake in Jaipur IPL Cricket. Manoj Badale, co-founder and managing partner of the UK-based venture capital group Blenheim Chalcot, is acquiring majority stake in Rajasthan Royals, the team that won the first edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 but ended up in the bottom half of chart in this year’s edition of the domestic 20-20 cricket tournament. Badale promoted Emerging Media (IPL) is picking 50.3% stake direct stake in Jaipur IPL Cricket, the company which has the franchise for the Rajasthan Royals team. Currently, it is wholly-owned by Mauritius-based EM Sporting Holdings (ESH). Although, the team was perceived to be largely owned by Badale, he was a minority partner in the Mauritius holding company. Nigeria-based NRI family Chellarams holds 44.1% in this venture and is the single largest shareholder.
Emerging Media (IPL), promoted by Badale, owns 32.4% in this holding company while the rest 23.5% is equally split between Blue Water Estate, representing Lachlan Murdoch and Kuki Investments, which is promoted by UK-based Kundra family and is also believed to represent investments of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Post this transaction, Emerging Media (IPL) will own 50.3% direct stake in the cricket team besides an indirect stake of around 16% through the Mauritius joint venture.

Justice Jagdish Bhalla will be new Chief Justice in the Rajasthan High Court

Mr Justice Jagdish Bhalla assumed office as Chief Justice in the Rajasthan High Court today. Governor Shilendra Kumar Singh administered the oath of the office to Justice Bhalla at a brief ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Leader of the Opposition Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan High Court acting Chief Justice R C Gandhi and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion. The post of Chief Justice was lying vacant for a couple of months following Justice Deepak Verma's elevation as a Judge in the Supreme Court.

Tilonia, a new hope of light for Developing countries

Tiloniya a small village on National Highway No- 8, 100 km from Jaipur and 45 km from ajmer is a hope of light to different countries. Last week an African women endeavour to light up the dark continent by learning the skills of solar training at Barefoot College in Tilonia. As many as 40 illiterate and/or semi-illiterate women, especially poor mothers and grandmothers, from African countries -- Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sudan, Djibouti, Sierra Leone and Senegal -- are being trained at Social Work Research Centre(SWRC) Tilonia for past about four months. They are learning skills such as creating and manipulating solar panel systems that can spark fire to cook food. In six-month training, they will become a solar panel engineer and would return home with sparkling dreams. They will able to install the panels in their villages, and electrify them with solar energy. Mr Roy said Barefoot College have trained hundreds of semi-literate and illiterate women ''many of them are grandmothers'' from developing and least developed countries to be solar engineers.
How to reach:
By Train: Daily trains are available from Jaipur and Ajmer.
By Bus: 14 Km from Kishangarh on NH-8.
Contact Person:
Mr. Laxman singh
SWRC, Tilonia