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Nokia 16th Annual Star Screen awards winners 2009
Best Playback singer Male - Rahat fateh ali khan(Love Aaj Kal)
Best Music - AR Rehman( Delhi 6)
Best lyrics award winner - Chor Bajari(Love Aaj Kal)
Best Playback singer Female - Ek Tara( Wake up sid)
Most promising Newcomer Female - Mahi Gill(Dev D)
Most promising Newcomer Male - Omi Vaidya(3 Idiot)
Most promising Debut director - Nandita das(Firaq)
Best supporting actress - Arundhati nag(paa)
Best supporting actor - Rishi kapoor(Luck by chance)
Best comic role - Omi Vaidya(3 Idiot)
Best negative role - Boman irani(3 Idiot)
Best Star Jodi - Abhishek-amitabh(Paa)
Life time achievement award - Jawed Akhtar
Best Movie - 3 Idiots
Best Director - Rajkumar hirani (3 Idiots)
Best Actress - Vidya Balan (Paa)
Best Actor - Amitabh Bachhan (Paa)

19th World Book Fair stated at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

19th World Book Fair began at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Saturday, around 1200 Indian and foreign publishers and exhibitors are participating in the fair. Inaugurating the week long fair being orgainised by the National Book Trust of India, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal said, this is the biggest book fair in the Afro-Asian region which attracts publishers and visitors from across the globe. He said that in future, India will be the market of publication not only in its own language but also in English language.
The Minister said, standards in publication should not be too rigorous and a movement for better books is key for the growth of our education system. He said that books are the form of communication like speaking, reading and absorbing ideas. Sibal stressed the need to make the children more communicative to increase their knowledge of depth by encouraging reading books on various subjects. Around 1200 Indian and foreign publishers and exhibitors are participating in the fair showcasing books on various subjects. Nearly 700 titles published by around 75 publishers across the country on different genres of sports are also being exhibited at the pavilion. The fair will be open for the public from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm. To make the fair more environment friendly, use of Plastic bags has been banned.

Paes-Black win Australian Open mixed doubles title

Leander Paes and Cara Black beat Ekaterina Makarova and Jaroslav Levinsky in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 at the Australian Open mixed. Paes and Black, who lifted the US Open trophy in 2008 in their maiden venture, have been the hottest mixed team in the last six months, making the finals of three successive majors. The worrying aspect, though, is the fact that the Indo-Zimbabwean pair tripped at the final hurdle in back-to-back Slams (2009 Wimbledon and US Open). The top seeded Indo-Zimbawean pair came from behind to edge past seventh seeds Lisa Raymond and Wesley Moodie 6-7, 7-6 (5), 10-7 in the semi-finals at Melbourne Park. Paes has so far won 10 Grand Slam titles, including six men's doubles trophies.

Protest against Veer in Rajasthan

Salman Khan-starrer Veer is in controversy in Jaipur and Bikaner where karni sena damage multiplex and stop screening at one multiplex, leading to a lathi charge on intruders. Karni Sena protest alleging that a few scenes in the movie were hurting the sentiments of the Rajput community. They smashed window panes and flowerpots at both the places while shouting slogans against Salman. The police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd and arrested 22 demonstrators. Police said over 200 people gathered at INOX multiplex in Vaishali Nagar and another 150 at Triton Mall in Jhotwara and started shouting slogans. At both the places, the police had to resort to mild lathicharge as the crowd damaged property. They broke glass doors and smashed some flowerpots on the ground. Twentytwo demonstrators were arrested under Section 151 of the IPC. They were later remanded to judicial custody.
The Karni Sena has raised objections on three scenes in the movie which they feel show the community in a bad light: The Rajtilak of a Rajput princess despite her father being alive; Salman’s dialogue where he claims Rajputs as traitors and a Rajput prince backing out of a challenge. Earlier, movies with Rajput subjects like Jodhaa Akbar, Gulaal and Zubeida ahd also faced wrath of Rajput protestors.

RSS Slams MSN, Shiv Sena over Cheap North Indian based Politics

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday, Jan 31, slammed the Shiv Sena over Marathi language issue in Maharashtra. Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief has issued a directive to Sangh workers to protect North Indians in the state in the wake of the Shiv Sena's Marathi Andolan. Recently, Shiv Sena had told to the Government to give taxi permits to only those who know how to speak, read and write Marathi. Raj Thackeray had said, "They don't know the language, they don't know the city. Maharashtra is not a Dharamshala for people from UP and Bihar. If they are plying 4,500 taxi's they have also set 4,500 homes in Mumbai." Meanwhile today Yog guru Baba ramdev also slam tharkare brothers party MSN and shivsena at Lucknow for dividing nation. He said "Mumbai sabki hai, Yahan kisi ki dadagiri nahi chalegi"
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat urge RSS people to work against people who want to divide nation based on language and region. He said Mumbai is not only for marathi's, it is for all Indian people. He said india belongs to indian and if they think employment apportionment is getting reduced then find the region behind it instead of doing cheap politics over language.
I want to add one Quotes over this issue.
"Divide and Rule was policy adopted by the British, we threw them out.
The Legacy is being carried forward by our Politicians and we are supporting them.
Lets color , language and caste not divide us, Take pride in calling yourself INDIAN"

Gayatri Devi's successor fight government for 800 Kg Gold

Gayatri Devi's successor approached the Delhi High Court for getting back nearly 800 kg of gold seized by the government in 1975. The gold, listed as the private property of Gayatri Devi's husband, the late Maharaja Sawai Man Singh, was seized by the Income Tax (IT) department as the family had not declared it to the authorities as stipulated by the Gold Control Act, 1968. Challenging the Gold Control Administrator's (Delhi) 1980 order, Man Singh's successor and eldest son Brig. (retd) Sawai Bhawani Singh, in his petition, contended: 'There was no reason for us to believe that the entire gold had not been declared under the Gold Control Act.'
The erstwhile Jaipur royal family had also lost a legal battle in 2002 when a local court in Jaipur ruled that the gold confiscated from the royal fort was part of a hidden treasure and, under the Indian Treasure Trove Act, 1878, the ownership of any hidden treasure lies with the state government. Members of the former royal family maintained that the fort was part of the family's private property and no one should have any claim over it.

SP Leader and Engineering College student held in vehicle theft

SP Leader and Engineering College student held in Jaipur in charge of vehicle theft. Rajasthan Police on Friday arrested six members, including an engineering student, of an inter-state gang of vehicle lifters. Police arrested SP(Samajwadi Party) youth brigade leader of chattisgarh state and three wanted criminals. Police also recovered 1 revolver, 15 Mobile, 50 SIM Card and 6 Vehicle from accused. One member from this group also student of one of private engineering college of Jaipur. The police claimed that the gang had stolen at least 50 cars from Jaipur and other cities and sold them in Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on fake registration papers.

Western Freight Corridor will acquire land in rajasthan

Western freight corridor will acquire land in rajasthan that may affect 7 district and 226 villages of rajasthan. This project is now days in process for rapid goods transportation in india. The District which will be affected by this project are Sirohi, Pali, Ajmer, Jaipur, Nagaur, Sikar and alwar. The full report the route map is still yet to be decided by authorities. Ajmer and pali will be most affected district from this project as it will burst some of home nearby the project in all districts, even initial report of heavy damage to property was wrong as it will affect few homes and government properties.

Congress Leader Ram Niwas Mirdha passed away at 87

Senior Congress leader and renowned Jat Leader Shri Ram Niwas Mirdha passed away at 87 in New Delhi. He was admitted in a private hospital on January 21 after he was diagnosed with kidney infection. "He passed away at around 12:45 pm following multiple organ failure," Dr D S Rana, Consultant, Department of Nephrology of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where Mirdha was admitted, said. Mirdha is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. His eldest son had passed away on the same date last year.
The last rites would be performed in his paternal Kuchera village in Nagour district of Rajasthan on Saturday.
The veteran Congress leader was Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha from March 1977 to April 1980 and as a union minister, he held several portfolios, including home, textile, irrigation and health and family welfare besides external affairs and communication in the rank of a minister of state. Under P V Narasimha Rao, he was elevated to cabinet rank and held the portfolio of textiles. He was elected to the Rajasthan assembly thrice. As a minister in the state government, he had held various portfolios including agriculture, irrigation and transport. Congress President Sonia Gandhi had visited the hospital on Friday morning, while the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had gone there last night. AICC media department in-charge Janardan Dwivedi said the passing away of a cultured person like Mirdha was a loss that cannot be compensated.

Second Phase Panchayat Samiti Election completed

Second Phase Panchayat Samiti Election for 85 Panchayat samiti of 30 district completed today in rajasthan without any major violence and clash. Over 62% of electorates cast their votes in the second phase of panchayat polls on Friday that were held in a fair and free manner. The polls were held in 85 panchayat samitis in 30 districts of the state.
Second phase Panchayat samiti and jila parishad election's result will be declared at District headquarters on 8th February from 8:00 AM onwards while, the elections for panch-sarpanches would be held on January 31 while the elections for the deputy sarpanch will be held on February 1.

Jaipur International Film Festival to start today

Jaipur will host its second International Film Festival (JIFF) from today. This festival will screen movies from at least 40 countries this time. Out of the 310 entries received from across the world, the festival preview committee has shortlisted 94 movies to be screened in the three days of the festival. Iran is the guest country this year. Apart from Indian films, JIFF-2010 has received entries from 41 countries, including Great Britain, United States, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Liberia, Srilanka, Israel, Brazil, China, Australia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. "The fest will be attended by a number of filmmakers, artistes and societies. Of the selected movies, Indian panorama would contribute 49 movies, and the rest will be from foreign countries," Hanu Roj, founder and planner of JIFF.
The awards would be given out in categories of Best Short Film, Best Documentary Film, Critic Award, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Sound Track, Best Script and Best Cinematography.
For More detail visit JIFF Official website http://www.jiffindia.org/

Rajasthan all set for 2nd Phase of Panchayat Samiti Polls

Rajasthan is all set for second phase of panchayat election that will be held on 29 January. The use of loud speakers, holding public meetings, rallies etc. would be a violation of the model code of conduct. However, candidates can go door to door seeking votes. The government has declared a holiday in the respective panchayat samiti areas on the polling day where elections will be held on Friday.
Panchayat Samiti election will be held for 337 zillla parishad members and 1702 members of 85 panchayat samitis spread in 30 districts. The elections to the panchayats are being held in three phases and the first phase was held on January 20 and 22. Phase 2 voting for Sarpanch will be held on 4th February and result will be declared on the same day.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda to flag off Gurgaon- Delhi Metro Rail

Delhi Metro is all set to script new mile stone in NCR by starting Metro rail between Gurgaon and Delhi. Metro will start from satellite city of Gurgaon. Union Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will inaugurate the trial runs from HUDA City Centre Metro Station and the Sultanpur Metro Station. The first trial Metro train will be flagged-off from the HUDA City Centre Metro Station.
The trial runs on this section will cover a distance of approximately 11 kms which will have stations at HUDA City Centre, IFFCO Chowk, M G Road, Sikandarpur, Guru Dronacharya, Arjangarh, Ghitorni and Sultanpur. The DMRC plans to inaugurate the line by April and the corridor is expected to draw thousands of more people to the new age transport system. The stretch is part of the Metro's 14-km-long Qutub Minar-Gurgaon line.

Haldiram owner convicted in attempt-to-murder case

The owner of popular confectionery chain Haldiram, Prabhu Shankar Agarwal, and four others were on January 27, 2010 convicted by a Kolkata court in an attempt-to-murder case. Prabhu Shankar Agarwal, owner of the multi-crore confectionery chain, was convicted by Tapan Sen, judge of fourth fast track court at Bankshall here along with history-sheeters Gopal Tiwari, Arun Khandelwal, Manoj Sharma and Raju Sonkar. Agarwal and others were found guilty of conspiring to murder Pramod Sharma, nephew of the tea stall owner Satyanarayan Sharma on March 30, 2005.
Agarwal, who has an outlet at Burrabazar, and four others, including Gopal Tiwari, the hired killer, Raja Sonkar, Monoj Thakur and Arun Khandelwal were charged with attempt to murder of a tea stall owner which was in front of the outlet. On March 30, 2005, Gopal Tiwari entered the house of Pramod Sharma, the tea stall owner, and shot him from a close range. Luckily he was hit in the leg and managed to escape. On the basis of a complaint filed by Sharma, the police arrested Agarwal. Subsequently, it was revealed from the interrogation of Agarwal that there were four others involved in the crime. The judge of the fourth fast track court, Tapan Sen, held the five guilty and the quantum of their punishment would be declared on Friday. Tiwari was lodged in a correctional home while Agarwal and the four others, who had secured bail, appeared before the court. They were taken into custody today, the police said.

Protest against Padma Shri award to Saif Ali Khan

Strong Protest and anger is seen in western rajasthan specially in jodhpur region by Bishnoi community and other animal lovers over Padma Shri given to actor Saif Ali Khan, who is an accused in a case involving killing of Chinkara during shoot of film 'hum sath sath hai'.
bucks here. The infamous killing of black bucks took place 1998 in Jodhpur and the case is still under trial. The wildlife activists in the region, who are irked over the felicitation' of Khan, are planning to shot off a letter to the Union government against the decision.
Tiger Vanyajeev Evam Paryavaran Sansthan (BTVPS) and COWRD organization said they will soon to write to the President and the Prime Minister protesting against the decision and demand to snatch award. Meanwhile, members of the Bishnoi community are already unhappy over the hospitality being offered to Salman, who is being treated in Rajasthan as a virtual state guest, thanks to his proximity with the state tourism minister Bina Kak.

Sania Mirza's engagement called off

India's ace woman tennis player Sania Mirza's engagement to her childhood friend Sohrab Mirxa, has broke off, sending a shockwave in the sports circle. Sania's father Imran Mirza confirmed the news to the media. Sania has not been at best of her forms these days. The broken relation is probably affecting her game. She had crashed out of the Australian Open earlier this week. Sania was engaged to Mohammed Sohrab Mirza, who is studying business in the United Kingdom, at a luxury hotel near her home in July 2009. Earlier this month, Sania had confirmed that she would quit tennis after marriage. "We were friends for half a decade, but found ourselves incompatible during our engagement period. I wish Sohrab the best in life," said Sania Mirza without giving further details on her broken engagement.

Apple CEO Steve jobs Launch iPad

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad, a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but larger. "It's so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone," Jobs said on Wednesday at the device's highly anticipated debut in San Francisco. Jobs demonstrated how the iPad is used for surfing the web with Apple's Safari browser. He typed an e-mail using an on-screen keyboard and flipped through photo albums by flicking his finger across the screen. The CEO says the iPad will also be better for reading books, playing games and watching video than either a laptop or a smart phone.
Features of Apple iPad:
The iPad is half an inch thick (1.3-cm)
Weight 0.7 kilograms
Flash Memory 16- 32- or 64-gigabytes.
Battery life 10 hour
Apple iPad Price in India = 25000- 30000 Rs

Mahinda Rajapska elected President of Srilanka again

Mahinda Rajapska emerged victorious in close fight with former army chief Sarath Fonseka after counting showed that he had secured nearly 60 per cent of the total votes polled. 64-year-old Rajapaksa polled 60 lakh votes or 58.8 percent of the total ballots cast while Fonseka, the joint opposition candidate, secured 41 lakh or 40.8 per cent, sources in the president's office said. "By all accounts, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa has won the presidential elections as one only needs over 50 per cent of the votes," Presidential office sources told PTI.
On 59-year-old Fonseka's charges of poll rigging, the sources said it was "absolutely untrue" and pointed out that even former prime minister and opposition UNP chief Ranil Wicremasinghe had given a clean chit on the issue. Rajapaksa's supporters came to the streets in many parts of the country to celebrate victory.

Zaheer Khan crush Bangladesh, India win by 10 wickets

India wrapped-up a comprehensive victory over a clueless Bangladesh to make a clean sweep of the 2 Test rubber. The ten-wicket win meant a psychological boost for Indian team ahead of the series with South Africa. it was also a day for Zaheer Khan as he became the 4th Indian to take 10 wickets in a Test playing overseas. It was Indian Test prowess on display at Mirpur as Zaheer Khan followed-up the success of the tweakers with three wickets in an over and took the last one too, to become the fourth Indian bowler to have a 10-wicket haul overseas to his name.
Zaheer Khan clinch 7 wicket in second inning in just 20.3 overs which brings easy win for India in second test match played at meerpur.

Jaipur Contractors strike move on 9th day

Politics, Controversy and protest against newly elected mayor Jyoti Khandelwal seems to be not over which is not good for jaipurites and state's development. Contractors of city are on strike from last 9 days accusing delay in payment and they demanded immediate payment of their dues. Meanwhile, the mayor and her party said she has stopped payment as she was not satisfied with the quality and quantity of work and she claims that we are getting regular compalints from people on contractor such as choked drains, irregularities in garbage collection, non-functioning street lights and other problems so unless these problems are restored and she is satisfied with work she would not release payment.
Jaipur contractors' association president, Laxmant Pareek reiterated his stand that unless the JMC clears the dues, all the tendering processes will be boycotted. "Earlier, we had gone on strike for 32 days but this time we are prepared for an indefinite period, the people support us," Pareek claimed.

'Mile sur mera tumhara' New version released

Amitabh Bachchan released the new version of the patriotic song "Mile sur mera tumhara" in Mumbai on the eve of Republic Day. It is now titled "Phir Mile Sur" and Bollywood megastar was excited about the fact that he is the only one who has been repeated in it. "People from film industry along with so many other individuals have given their voices to make this wonderful song of India. I am the only person in the song who has a repeat value," Bachchan told reporters at the Hotel Taj Lands End. "I am very, very thankful that they have considered me to have the opportunity to stand along with my son and daughter-in-law to make it a very historic piece of music," he added. "Mile sur mera tumhara" was conceptualised and conceived by late Suresh Mallick and it was first aired on Doordarshan on Aug 15, 1988, and after 22 years Arti and Kailash Surendranath have recreated and presented it as "Phir mile sur".
From vocalists Bhimsen Joshi and Balamurali Krishna to sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, tabla maestros Allah Rakha and Zakir Hussain to sportsmen Narendra Hirwani and Prakash Padukone featured in the original. Well-known film personalities like Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, Mithun Chakraborty, Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Kamal Haasan, Sharmila Tagore, Tanuja and Waheeda Rehman too appeared in the national integration song.
Watch new version on Youtube Click here

Jaipur Literature Festival 2010 ends with glory

The Jaipur Literature Festival, the five-day extravaganza which the organisers themselves compared to a “Big Indian Wedding”, came to an end here on Monday. The concluding event at Diggi Palace was a political debate on “State v/s People: The State has declared war on its poorest people in the name of development”. The session, for which the participants were not announced in advance, had Union Minister Salman Khursheed defending the State while other panellists included writer-publisher Urvashi Butalia, Jawaharlal Nehru University Professor Moushmi Basu, Tehelka journalist Shoma Choudhary, activist professor Dileep Simeon and British businessman H. S. Narula, one of the promoters of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival.
The success of the event, the fifth in uninterrupted succession this year, could be measured from the fact that it even attracted politicians this time, though – barring Mr. Khursheed and Rajasthan Tourism Minister Bina Kak— none of them was extended a formal invitation by the organisers who till now, and perhaps rightly too, remain wary of any kind of political association! Among the regular visitors at the festival was former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who on days dropped in at the venue for a second or third time to spend some time in one of the tents—where the sessions were in progress—or to talk to litterateurs and to browse through the books at the temporary book stalls put up at the venue. The other visitors included Rajasthan Health Minister Imaduddin Ahmed and local Congress leader Rajeev Arora, who is also one of the organisers of the Jaipur Virasat Festival, the event which gave birth to the idea of an exclusive literature festival in the city.

Ashok Chakra awarded to Havildar Rajesh Kumar

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil awarded Ashok Chakra to Havildar Rajesh Kumar of 11th Battalion, Rajputana Rifles (Posthumous) on the eve of Republic Day on Tuesday. She also gave away Ashok Chakra to Major Mohit Sharma (posthumous) and Major D Sreeram Kumar. The two were awarded Ashok Chakra on the eve of Independence Day last year. Kumar received the Ashok Chakra for creating an effective and vibrant intelligence network, delivering hard blows to terrorist activities and making it difficult for them to operate in his area of responsibility during ‘Operation Hifazat’ in Manipur. The President has also approved awards of 442 gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others.

Nation celebrates 61st Republic Day

The country's vibrant cultural heritage, its impressive achievements and military might were on a majestic display on Tuesday as the country celebrated the 60th Republic Day. Marching down from the Raisina Hills, the Republic Day parade showcased the country's 'unity in diversity' as well as the armed forces in full battle regalia. Despite the heavy fog, well turned out and synchronised military contingents marched proudly through the Rajpath where President and Supreme Commander of armed forces Pratibha Patil took the salute.
The march-past was watched by the Republic Day chief guest South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister A K Antony and the country's top political and military brass, including UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Patil and her South Korean counterpart arrived at the Rajpath escorted by the President's 46 bodyguards riding well-trained, impeccably-bedecked horses.
HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY

Prabha Rau sworn-in as New Governor of Rajasthan

Prabha Rau on Monday, Jan 25, sworn-in as the new Governor of Rajasthan in jaipur.74-year-old Rau's oath of office was administered by the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Justice Jagdish Bhalla at Raj Bhawan at 11:00 AM Today. Till now, Rau was holding the additional charge of the state. Rau was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999 from Wardha constituency in Maharashtra. She was also the former president of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.

Hindi official language not National Language !

Now Gujarat High court deepen the language based row. Court said that "The court also observed that in India, majority of people have accepted Hindi as a national language and many speak Hindi and write in Devanagari script, but it’s not officially the national language.With this observation, a bench headed by Chief Justice S J Mukhopadhaya refused to issue directions that packaged commodities must contain details about goods in Hindi.
Petitioner Suresh Kachhadia had, in 2009, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Gujarat HC seeking mandamus to the Centre as well as the state government to make it mandatory for manufacturers of goods to print in Hindi, all details of goods like price, ingredients and the date of manufacture. His contention was that the consumers are entitled to know what they are consuming. It was argued that because Hindi is the national language and is understood by a large number of people in the country, directions should be given to publish all such details in Hindi. But the court asked whether there was any notification saying Hindi is India’s national language, for it’s an “official language’’ of this country. No notification ever issued by the government could be produced before the court in this regard. This is because the Constitution has given Hindi the status of the official language and not the national language.

Lathicharge on Salman's fan at Jaipur Marathon

Jaipur marathon to promote jaipur as world class city witness lathicharge when salman's crazy fans move out of control to meet salman khan. Salman was there to participate in marathon and to promote his new release movie veer. Salman flagged off the the 6.5 km long dream run in which thousands of Jaipurites participated but things became chaotic after fans tried to reach for him at the stage. The police had to resort to lathicharge to control the crowd. The resulting chaos forced the organisers to first escort Salman off the stage before he was whisked away in a car.
Jaipur marathon (21km) was flagged off by the Rajasthan home minister Shanti Dhariwal and DGP Harish Chandra Meena in which around 1700 runners took part. Television actor Rajiv Khandelwal and state tourism minister Bina Kak were also present at the start point near Ramnivas garden from where the marathon and dream run began in the morning. Dream run finished at World Trade Park (WTP) covering a distance, while the marathon started from Ramnivas garden and the runners covered WTP, Tonk Road, Janpath, MI Road, Ajmeri Gate, Kishanpol Bazar, Tripolia Bazar, Johri Bazar, and Sanganer Gate.

Virendra Sehwag to cheer for indian hockey in World Cup

Indian cricket's vice captain and delhi's blasting player virendra Sehwag is gear up to promote Indian hockey team in World Cup 2010 which will be held in India during 28 February to 13 March 2010. Thanks to Hero Honda the title sponsor for bringing virendra sehwag who can gather lot of charm in Indian hockey if he will be there in stadium to cheer for indian team. Sehwag definitely have large fan club even more than sachin and dhoni in northern India specially in Delhi, haryana, Punjab, rajasthan and UP where hockey is famous so hope this companion will help somehow.

Watch Hero Honda Hockey world cup 2010 Video on You-tube

Veer Movie, Pindhari and Rajasthan

Recent Bollywood flick ‘Veer’ directed by Anil Sharma after two consecutive hits like ‘Gadar Ek prem katha’ and ‘Apane’ is Epic movie written by Salman Khan. Veer is an epic film set in 1825 when the British were ruling in India. Movie is about bravery of Pindari Community of Rajasthan, who fight for land against Rajput rulers and British Empire. Movie is not too good but you can watch as rajasthan’s desert, Fort is pictured very well by Anil Sharma.
In Indian History ‘Pindaris’ they were tribes lives in Rajasthan, Western UP and Maharashtra who were invaluable as agents for supplying all the commissariat required by their armies. They were composed of Pathans and Jats etc congregated together solely for purposes of plunder. Predominantly comprising of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim rebels, they came into existence during the 18th century when the Mughal Empire was breaking up. The Pindaris were loosely organized under self-chosen leaders. As per rajasthan history and director it is all about fiction as there was no pindari community in rajasthan even it looks most like 18th centuries tribe worries of Jat, Gurjar and other worrier community of Rajasthan.
If someone have info please share and let us know RAJASTHAN HISTORY !

Phoonk 2 Movie Release date and Review

Ram Gopal Varma is ready with sequel movie ‘Phoonk 2’ and RGV looks confident once again about the terror quotient of the film. Ram Gopal Varma believes “Phoonk 2″ is scarier than “Phoonk” and debutant director Milind Gadagkar is thrilled with the compliment. Director promises that a spine-chilling fare, he also wouldn’t mind doing a third instalment of the spooky flick. Director Milind Gadagkar said, “If you have the fear of the dead … be warned that my intention in ‘Phoonk 2′ is to scare the death out of you and not let you REST IN PEACE!.
Movie: Phoonk 2 (Hindi)
Genre: Horror
Director: Milind Gadagkar
Producer: RGV Factory
Cast: Sudeep (Kannad Movie Star) and Neeru Bajwa
Story: Milind Gadagkar
Movie Release date: 9 April 2010
Review: N/A

56th National Film Awards 2008 winners List

Best Feature Film- Antaheen(Bengali)
Best Cinematography- Antaheen
Best Lyrics - Antaheen
Best Hindi film - 'Rock On'.
Best Actor - Upendra Limaye(Marathi).
Best Actress - Priyanka Chopra for fashion
Best Supporting Actress - Kangana ranaut for fashion
Best Supporting Actor Arjun Rampal for ‘‘Rock On’’.
Best Male Playback Singer - Hriharan
Best Female Playback Singer - Shreya Ghoshal
Best popular film - Oye Lucky Oye

Sachin Pilot flag off Ajmer Agra Fort intercity Train

Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot flag off new Ajmer Agra Fort intercity Train between ajmer and agra via Jaipur, Bharatpur after 15 year. This train will definitely help pilgrimages and tourist as ajmer and Agra are two main tourist destination in Northern India. Sachin Pilot arrive at Ajmer railway station as per the scheduled program and flag off new train on 10:30 AM from holy city ajmer. other guest were Rajya sabha member Prabha Thakur, Ajmer MLA Anita Bhadel and Vasudev devnani and other guest. He said this train will help thousands of tourist daily to cover long distance in short span of time, he also urge people to work for the ajmer which is known in world as he city of khwaja and Bharma.
Train Schedule:
Ajmer to Agra: Start Time: 2:50 PM and Destination: 09:00 PM (Agra)
Agra to Ajmer: Start Time: 5:10 AM and Destination: 11:50 AM(Ajmer)
Stoppage for Ajmer Agra intercity Train:
Ajmer, Kishangarh, Jaipur, Dausa, Bandikui, Khetri, Bharatpur, Achnera, Eidgah and Agra Stations.

SC tells Muslim woman Lift burqa for voter ID else don't vote

Supreme Court on Friday said electoral rolls with photographs cannot be opposed on the grounds that they hurt religious sentiments. "You cannot say I will still be a burqua-clad," a Bench comprising Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan and Justice Deepak Verma said while hearing a petition which contended that publishing photographs of Muslim Gosha women was opposed to their religious belief. The apex court even went on to say if having photographs on election identity cards and electoral rolls goes against religious tenets and hurts religious sentiments of a section of Muslim women, they can decide not to vote. “If they are so religious, don’t vote,” the Bench said.
Tamil Nadu’s M Ajmal Khan had appealed in the SC against the Election Commission’s mandate to carry photo identity cards for voting. Khan had also appealed against the EC’s move to publish electoral rolls with photos of Muslim women. "Suppose you want to contest election, then what about burqua?” the Bench put a poser to Khan’s counsel V Balaji, stating that during polls, posters carrying photographs of candidates are put up all over a constituency. The SC Bench, which posted the matter for final hearing after two weeks, said the photo identity card is necessary for the election purpose. "Religious sentiments cannot override statutory rule", it said adding "voting is a statutory right and if you want to vote your photograph is necessary".

Rajasthan Sarpanch-Panch Election witness minor violence

First phase of election for sarpanch and Panch completed today without any major violence except some violence in Bharatpur and dausa where 4 Injured in firing among group of people. Police inform that there was booth capturing at Gangora in Bharatpur district' s nagar area where people ran away with voting machines. Police arrested 13 people with 3 guns in gangora where voting will be conducted again.
Bada ka barkhera village of dausa district also witness some violence where clash between two groups. Ghudhala village in karauli district will also vote again where voting was canceled after some minor violence. Rest of rajasthan didn't get any major violence. Result for the sarpanch-panch will be declared today after 5:00 when voting completed.

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Rajasthan Govt in trouble over Child Marriage Registration

The Rajasthan government is all set to register child marriages. It argues that by registration of all marriages, it will be possible to catch all child marriages and ensure legal rights for girls who become victims of this social evil. As per report over 68% girls in the state are still married off by the age of 18 according to the government's own records. The Gehlot government now plans to register all such marriages. Shanti Dhariwal, Home Minister of Rajasthan says, "We will register all marriages, whether of adults or children. If a child marriage happens, later they have children and then a husband or wife dies. What kind of children will they be called if there is no registration ? What proof will such a wife have if a husband dies, how will she claim any property ? So registration is needed even for child marriages."
Rajasthan Government comes in trouble over Child Marriage Registration when some of news paper brings govt's latest marriage registration rule in limelight. This decision has kicked off a huge controversy as women activists say that by registering child marriages the government is virtually promoting such illegal marriages instead of curbing them. But women and social activists do not buy this justification. They claim that given vote bank calculations and societal pressures the government and administration in the state have turned a blind eye to child marriages a social evil that has crippled the state for centuries.

Lt General VK Singh will be Next Indian Army Chief

Lt Gen V K Singh, the Eastern Army Commander and senior-most infantry officer, was on Friday named the next Army chief. 59-year-old Singh will take over from Gen Deepak Kapoor on March 31 when he retires from service, defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar said here. He will have around a two-year tenure. The defence ministry issued the order appointing Singh for the top post after the Cabinet Committee on Appointments cleared his name yesterday. Singh was in the news recently when he recommended action against four General-ranked officers indicted by a probe in the Sukhna land scam in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. The defence ministry has also sought equal treatment in action against the four.
A third generation officer from the Rajput regiment, Singh is a graduate of the Wellington-based Defense Services Staff College as well as the Rangers Course at Fort Benning, USA and the US Army War College, Carlisle. He was commissioned into 2 Rajput Regiment in June 1970 and commanded the same unit when it was positioned along the Line of Control with Pakistan. Experienced in counter insurgency operations, Line of Control and high altitude operations, Singh was awarded the Yudh Sena Medal for his distinguished service during 'Operation Pawan' against the LTTE in Sri Lanka.

Mount Abu called off from 8 February

For those heading for Mt Abu to spend some quiet moments, the hills may not be the best destination in the comings days. In protest against the ministry of environment and forest decision to declare Mt Abu an eco-sensitive zone, the Jan Sewa Samity, along with hoteliers and shopowners, have called for an indefinite bandh from February 8. The Jan Sewa Samity is an organisation of local residents who are fighting against the decision. During the bandh, hotels in the hills will not accommodate guests while most shops and places catering to tourists will remain closed.

UAE Telco Etisalat sign Aamir Khan for 35 Crore

Aamir Khan is on a roll. After the runaway success of 3 Idiots, news is out that Bollywood superstar has signed up as the brand ambassador of UAE's Etisalat, India's latest telecom entrant. The deal was reportedly inked before the release of 3i at Rs 30-35 crore for a period of 3 years. Etisalat will follow Aamir's other endorsements - Coca Cola, Tata Sky and Samsung.
About Etisalat: Etisalat has been the telecommunications service provider in the UAE since 1976, while Etisalat DB Telecom India, previously called Swan Telecom, is a new telco set up jointly by Etisalat and DB Realty, headquartered at Mumbai. Etisalat DB and its subsidiary has Unified Services Access Licence in 15 circles including Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. These licences enable the company to provide a full spectrum of telecom services covering a population of over 900 million across these circles. Under the licence the company can also provide Internet telephony, internet services and broadband services.

IIT Graduates Salary dip while NITs Rise in recession

The average annual salary of graduates of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology has dropped by 5 per cent while that of the National Institutes of Technology graduates has increased by 6 per cent. The average annual salaries of IIT graduates has dropped by five per cent to Rs 5.88 lakh in 2009, according to the 5th IDC-Dataquest T-School 2009 Survey of 111 engineering colleges across the country. Though the drop in the annual salary of IIT graduates has been ascribed to global recession, according to the survey, interestingly the average salary of NIT graduates has improved by 6 per cent to Rs 4.36 lakh. "Another reason for the drop in the annual salary of IIT graduates is that many bright students of IITs opted for higher studies instead of entering the job market," the survey pointed out.
The highest annual salary received by an engineering graduate was from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), New Delhi, who received Rs 45 lakh from Schlumberger, the survey said.

Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test (RPET) 2010

About RPET: Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test(RPET) Entrance examination conducted by Rajasthan Technical University for Rajasthan candidates for admission to B.E. / B.Arch/ Dairy Tech. Courses. This is state govt. exam so only Rajasthan residence candidate can appear in this exam every year.
Examination Pattern:
RPET is fully objective examination having total 120 questions, 40 each for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates are required to score better in every section to get a place in the top notch engineering colleges of state. There will be no negative marking for wrong answer. The questions in the test booklet will be both in Hindi as well as in English.
Eligibility Criteria:
Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% from Rajasthan. In addition, candidates must have studied Mathematics and Physics as their main subject in 10+2 board examination.
RPET 2010 Application Form Availability: The Application Form along with all relevant material will be available for sale from 2nd week of APRIL, 2010 .
RPET Exam Date:: 2nd Week of May( Tentative, Date yet to be annouced)

For More Information visit http://techedu.rajasthan.gov.in/

'NO' Cricket Matches in Delhi till Dec 2010

International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to retain Delhi as a venue for the 2011 World Cup, in spite of the cancellation of the India-Sri Lanka One-dayer on Dec 27 due to unplayable conditions. There will be no fines or penalties imposed on the venue and the world body seems to have gone along with its president David Morgan’s view that Delhi was too important to be blacklisted ahead of a World Cup. The ICC, though, has seconded match referee Alan Hurst’s report that the pitch under consideration was clearly ‘unfit’ and subsequently there has been an agreement between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and ICC that the Kotla will not host any international games until the end of Dec 2010.
BCCI, though, has no issues with not hosting an international game for the said period at the venue. Sources also suggested that Indian Premier League (IPL) matches would be staged as planned at the Kotla. The ICC statement put the ball in BCCI’s court, saying, ‘‘The ICC confirms that no international cricket will be played at the New Delhi ground until the end of Dec 2010. As part of its investigation, the ICC received a submission from the BCCI assuring it that no international match is scheduled and therefore no international match will be played at the ground until the end of 2010. Keeping this in mind, the ICC has decided to endorse this action on the part of BCCI as part of its concluding report.’’

Love Story book's author Erich Segal died

American writer Erich Segal, 72, who captivated millions with his novel 'Love Story', has died at his London home on Sunday. The cause was a heart attack, his daughter Francesca said. Segal had been ill with Parkinson's disease for 25 years. Segal was a classics professor at Yale University when he first wrote story about a wealthy Harvard student Oliver, who angers his father by marrying Jennifer, a woman from a poor background but their love story takes a tragic turn when Jennifer dies of cancer.
The book, which coined the phrase 'Love means never having to say you're sorry', became a staggering commercial success and was made into a 1970 hit film. The novel, which Segal first envisioned as a film, turned into a major motion picture phenomenon with the same name, starting Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw. Segal went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of the 1970 adaptation of his bestselling tome. The film, which kickstarted the careers of O'Neal and Tommy Lee Jones, was a global hit, and picked up seven nominations at the 1971 Oscars, winning one for the Best Music.

Prof AD Sawant appointed new Vice-Chancellor of Rajasthan University

Rajasthan Govt has appointed Professor A.D. Sawant as new new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rajasthan. He will work as officiating VC till new Vice-Chancellor name will be announced by Governor of rajasthan. While attending press he said he want to work for rajasthan university for a long time.
He said his main task is to bring rajasthan universiy among top universities of world. He also assure that exams and result will not be delayed for any course in University.

Sachin Pilot in Ajmer today

Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot is in ajmer today. He is here to support congress candidates in panchayati raj election.
Sachin pilot will flag off Ajmer- Agra Intercity train on 23rd January at 10:30 AM from ajmer station. He will reach ajmer on 22nd january then moves to kishangarh where he will inaugurate Aero Post Office in Kishangarh. Then he will attend the election rally at Masooda, Arai and Gulabpura.

15 yr girl commit suicide in Jaipur

An apparent tiff on Computer game in jaipur with her siblings over computer games takes life of 15 yr girl when she hanged herself from the ceiling of her house. This is the fifth suicide by a teenager in the city in the past 14 days. Garima Sharma, a Class IX student who lived in Bani Park’s Indra Colony, ended her life on Wednesday.
The 15-year-old girl was apparently distressed after a scuffle with her two younger siblings, a brother and a sister, over computer games. Each of them wanted to be the first to play and angered over this, the girl is believed to have taken the extreme step. She left no suicide note.

India beat Bangladesh by 113 runs in First Test

Amit Mishra took four wickets as India beat Bangladesh by 113 runs in the first Test in Chittagong to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test. Chasing an improbable 415 runs to win, Bangladesh were bowled out for 301 with wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim top scoring for his side with 101. Sachin Tendulkar was adjudged the Man of the Match for his century in the first innings. Mishra took the last four wickets to fall as the second session was extended by 30 minutes. Mishra first struck in the third over after lunch having Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan caught by Indian captain Virender Sehwag at silly point and soon after a fired up Zaheer Khan had Mahmudullah caught behind by Dinesh Karthik to reduce Bangladesh to 170/7. Mishra then struck again when he clean bowled Shahadat Hossain with a googly to take India a step closer to victory.
Mishra them removed Shafiul Islam by taking a return catch before Rahim got to his maiden century -- the fastest hundred by a Bangladeshi batsman in Test cricket. But soon after, Mishra had Rahim caught by substitute Pragyan Ojha at long-off to win the Test. Earlier, Ishant took the first two wickets to fall on the fifth day dismissing Mohammad Ashraful and Raqibul Hasan.

Govt lifts ban on Pre Paid Mobile Phones in J&K

Nearly two and a half months after imposing a ban on pre-paid mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Thursday lifted its order with immediate effect but put stringent conditions on operators for verification of customers. The decision to lift the ban was taken after the Centre finalised a "foolproof" plan to ensure proper verification of nearly 38 lakh cell phone subscribers in the state, official sources said today.
The Union Home Ministry had imposed the ban on pre-paid mobile phone services on November one last year and Home Minister P Chidambaram had recently said that if the service providers come up with a foolproof plan of 100 percent verification and the ministry was satisfied with it, then the issue may be revisited. Jammu and Kashmir government as well as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had been pursuing with the Centre on the issue asking it to work out a solution at the earliest. The state government had favoured a policy for the telecom operators for resuming pre-paid mobile services in the state which should include stringent action besides financial penalties for firms not complying with verification process.

Maharashtra Govt put 25% Tax on ODI, IPL and T20 Matches

Cricket is now officially an entertainment sport. Forty-five years after it declared horse racing as entertainment, the state government has decided to add cricket to the list. Like cricket, pubs, discotheques and internet protocol television (IPTV). The decision was approved by the state cabinet on Wednesday. Chief minister Ashok Chavan said, “Cricketers are making huge money and the game is also receiving immense sponsorship. Since the revenue generated is big we decided to levy the tax.’’ The matches played within the BMC’s jurisdiction will attract a 25% tax, in other civic bodies it will be 20% and in the rest of Maharashtra it will be 15%.
Chief minister Ashok Chavan said the tax was not applicable to Test matches, Ranji trophy and school cricket. The tax is applicable to all one-day international matches, IPL 20-20 cricket matches and any similar forms of the games. IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi said the private league had no issue over paying tax. “It is not an issue at all. If there is an entertainment tax we will pay it,’’ he said.

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IPL-3 auction 'insult' of Pakistan Cricketers !

IPL Season 3 auction is completed and result was shocking as no player of ICC T20 winner team, Pakistan was picked by any franchise owner because of security and visa reasons. Calling players name and let them leave will close the cricket relation between two nations. Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hasan has said it was an ‘insult’ to ignore these players. No player from Pakistan was picked up during the IPL 3 auction in Mumbai on Tuesday. Shahid Afridi and left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir came under the hammer but had no takers. Hasan said the incident is also a ‘slap on the face of those striving for confidence building between the two countries through artificial means.’ “This has proved that India can never be sincere towards Pakistan”.
He went to the extreme of blaming India for the terror attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket in Lahore in March, 2009. “India had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in a bid to hurt cricket in Pakistan and to bring the country a bad name,” he said. Hasan demanded the government of breaking all diplomatic ties with New Delhi, saying it has been conspiring against Islamabad malign its international image.

Rajasthan witness 60% polling in panchayat election

Rajasthan witness around 60% polling in first phase of panchayat elections on Wednesday. The polling was peaceful except for some stray incidents of booth capturing in Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur districts, said state election commissioner A K Pandey. Elections were held for 390 zilla parishad posts and 1,915 posts in 89 panchayat samitis. Though the turnout was not very impressive in the initial hours due to fog, voting gradually gathered momentum as the day progressed. The polling percentage was just 8% in the first two hours but rose to 26.19% by 1 pm. Afternoon saw brisk polling as large queues could be seen outside polling booths.
Result of panchayat election will be declared on 8th February 2010 at district head quarters while Sarpanch election will be held tomorrow at gram panchayat.

Rajasthan Government has signed MoU with Clinton Foundation for solar energy Generation

The Rajasthan Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the William J Clinton Foundation of the United States for generation of solar energy in the state The MoU was signed in Jaipur yesterday by Mr Ira C Magaziner, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative, and Rajasthan Energy Secretary Naresh Pal Gangwar. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chief Secretary T Srinivasan and representatives of the Clinton Foundation were present on the occasion. According to the MoU, solar parks would be developed in the state to generate solar energy with technical and other assistance from the Clinton Foundation.
Mr Gehlot said his government was committed to the development of non-conventional sources of energy in the state, including solar energy, given the abundance of sunlight in the region. The Foundation has been founded by former US President Bill Clinton and works in the areas of health care, climate change, sustainable growth and economic opportunity. Mr Gehlot recalled Mr Clinton's visit to Rajasthan and the keen interest he had evinced at that time in rural development and dairying activities in the state. Mr Magaziner said the foundation would soon prepare a feasibility report for the development of solar parks in the state and mobilise international resources for the project, including solar energy developers, technology suppliers, sources of credit and investors. An official press release issued by the Rajasthan Government said the foundation had identified Badi Sid and Kansingh Ki Sid in Jodhpur and Bhadla in Jaisalmer as locations for the first solar parks.

Milk price to rise soon in NCR and Northern India

NCR and Whole northern India is facing a shortage of milk. Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said states will have to decide on the demand for price rise to ensure procurement. "We are facing insufficient availability of milk, especially in northern India. In October, we had taken a decision on prices. Today, there is a demand that we should hike the prices," he said. Branded full-cream milk such as Amul and Mother Dairy is selling in the retail market for Rs 28 per litre in Delhi. Dairy cooperatives are pressing for an increase in rates citing problems they face in procuring milk.
Talking to reporters, Pawar, who is already under attack from his political opponents over surging prices of sugar that breached Rs 50 a kg at retail counters, dismissed suggestions that he was for immediate hike in milk prices. "It is a state subject. We don't take decision here. No state has demanded a hike milk prices. Some states have said here that 3-4 months back they had raised milk prices which have improved the supply," he said in New Delhi. So we may see Milk price rise in NCR and Northern India in next 1-2 week.

A.R. Rahman in race of Oscar for Tamil song ‘Na Na’

A.R. Rahman’s first Hollywood film Couples Retreat has won him a place in the Oscar shortlist yet again for the Best Original Song. The Tamil song ‘Na Na’ has been was shortlisted in the Best Original Song category for the 82nd Academy Awards. The number is special for Rahman as it marks his six-year-old son Alim’s debut as singer. It will compete with 62 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures for nomination, to be announced February 2, according to the official website of the Academy awards. ‘Na Na’ was written by Rahman along with rapper Blaaze and Vivian Chaix and sung by the trio along with Alim, Clinton and Dominic.
The musician, who became the first Indian to win two Oscars, is in the running for the coveted prize for the second consecutive year. Last year Rahman’s ‘Jai Ho’ won the top prize in the Best Original Song category. He also took the trophy for the Best Soundtrack for his compositions in Slumdog Millionaire. Directed by Emmy-nominated Peter Billingsley, Couples Retreat revolves round four couples trying to reconnect with each other through a tropical-island vacation.

Marathi knowledge, 15 yrs domicile must for taxi permits: Maharashtra Govt

The Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra decided to give new taxi licenses to only those persons who are well versed in Marathi and have resided in the state for at least 15 years. Amending the taxi permit rules that has given another dimension to migrant politics in the state since new migrants cannot now get taxi permits, the government however clarified that existing taxi drivers, who hold a valid license, would not be affected by the decision.A decision to frame the new rules that could stoke a controversy was taken a meeting of the state cabinet presided by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. "It has been decided that henceforth licenses will be issued to only those taxi drivers who have been a resident of the state for at least 15 years and can read and write Marathi," an official from the Chief Minister's office said.
The Bombay Taximen's association, the oldest in the city, quickly condemned the decision with its secretary A L Quadros saying it was unacceptable and politically motivated. A sizeable section of over two lakh taxi drivers in Mumbai consists of migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttarakhand and the decision could have an adverse fallout on those from these states wanting to earn a living driving taxis. About 4,000 new taxi permits are given each year. "There is an attempt to make it(Taxi services) an organised sector and the drivers who will be employed in it should know Marathi, read Marathi and write Marathi. Such is the proposal of the government," Chavan told reporters.

Gambhir 4th batsmen to score five consecutive Test centuries

Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday became the fourth batsman in the world to score five consecutive Test hundreds when he smashed 116 off 129 balls in India's second innings in the first cricket Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong. Australian legend Don Bradman leads the pack with six consecutive Tests tons while South African Jacques Kallis and Pakistan's Mohammad Yousuf have also scored five hundreds in five consecutive matches.Four of the Indian opener's five tons came in the second innings. Gambhir's four earlier Test tons were in Napier (137 against New Zealand in March 2009), in Wellington (167 against New Zealand in April 2009), in Ahmedabad (114 against Sri Lanka on 16th November, 2009) and in Kanpur (167 against Sri Lanka on 24th November, 2009).
Gambhir has a chance to equal Bradman's record in the second Test against Bangladesh, starting on 24th January in Dhaka.Bradman's feat of hitting six hundreds in six Tests came between January 1937 to July 1938, all against England spread over two series with three tons coming in Australia while the other three in England.

Rajasthan Sarpanch Election result 2010

Voting for sarpanch and panch in Rajasthanis is completed at gram panchayat in all villages on 22nd January 2010. Result is declared on the same day by election officers at Gram panchayat on counting after election.
Rajasthan Sarpanch Election Winners 2010
Badwal Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Kishan Janwa
Muhda Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Sohni Gayri
Pandeda Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Shyama Jat
Amirama Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Shambhu Singh Rawat
Laxmipura Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Ghanshyam Dhakad
Parsoli Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Umesh Sharma
Khardewala Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Kamla devi
Bhatoti Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Jetu Devi
Chann Village Panchayat Sarpanch seat winner - Mohammad Haneef
Tiloniya Village Panchayat sarpanch seat winner - Kamla Devi
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Rajasthan Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parisad Election result 2010

Voting for first phase is completed today with around 70% voting in different part of Rajasthan. The fate of candidates is closed in voting boxes and EVM. Todays vote will decide the winner for panchayat samiti and Jila or Zila Parisad. Panchayat Samiti candidates will decide Pradhan at Panchayats samiti while Jila Parisad Candidates will decide the Jila Pramukh of a district. Couting will begin on 8 february at District Headquarter and Result will be declared on the same day.

Rajasthan Jila Parishad Election 2010 Result

Rajasthan Panchayat Samiti Election 2010 Result

Jaipur Literature Festival 2010 to starts on January 21

Jaipur Literature Festival, an event for authors, publishers, book lovers and connoisseurs of books starts from 21st January to 25th January 2010, at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur. This forthcoming literature fest promises a stimulating mix of talks, panel discussions, lectures and readings by renowned authors from around the world along with a festival fringe of theatre, films and after sunset music. Each night the writers and literature-talk gives way to notable performers such as Susheela Raman, Titi Robin, Djaima, Rajasthan Roots and Paban Das Baul.
Jaipur Literature Festival in the past has hosted some of the world’s finest writers like Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Kiran Desai, Nadeem Aslam, Pico Iyer, Thomas Keneally, Ian McEwen, Donna Tart, Nadeem Aslam, Pico Iyer, Nandan Nilekani, Suketu Mehta, Thomas Keneally, Chetan Bhagat, Nayantara Sehgal, Simon Schama, Vikas Swarup, John Berendt, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Hari Kunzru and Christopher Hampton. Guests from the world of film include Aamir Khan, Julia Roberts and Amitabh Bachchan.

Google Internet Bus 2010 to tour Rajasthan

Google India started "Google Internet Bus 2010" to spread awareness about internet and google search engine. The campaign will focus on four themes information, communication, entertainment and education, it said. Interactive content - in English and Hindi - will be used to highlight benefits of Internet in people's daily lives. The company will also engage local cyber cafe owners with an aim to build advocacy for the medium. Google India team reach at jaipur with 5 workstations and 4 video station. Jaipur is first city in year 2010 to get benefits from Google bus service. This bus will visits 10 different cities of rajasthan, schools, colleges and also visits Jaipur literature festival 2010. This whole awareness program will gives information about daily usage and benefits of Internet, Wikipedia, local websites, Google maps, email, search engine and other technologies. This program was organized in collaboration with Institute of NIIT, Rajasthan.
This bus will be in Jaipur from 19 January to 29 January 2010. It will visit kota on 30 January while from 4 February to 23 February it will visit ajmer, pali, beawar, bhilwara, udaipur, jodhpur, Bikaner and Sikar. This bus will visit different northern states and give information about internet usage in Hindi and English as google in now present in different Hindi and also in other regional languages like lelagu, bangla, tamil, kannad, malayalam, punjabi etc. So enjoy the world of google at our city and home state.

No Student will suffer even if deemed university status withdrawn - Kapil Sibal

In a bid to assuage students thrown into uncertainty, government Tuesday made it clear that not a single student of any failed deemed university would be affected and indicated scrapping of granting such status in future. "Not a single child, not a single student will be adversely affected. Students of that university will get a university degree," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said addressing the Social Editors Conference in New Delhi. He was replying to a question as to what would happen to the future of the students of 44 deemed universities that have been recommended for being stripped of the status by an expert committee whose report has been accepted by the government.
Nearly two lakh students are pursuing higher studies in these 44 institutions in 13 states which have been recommended for non-continuation of the deemed status as neither on past performance nor on their promise for the future have the attributes to retain the deemed status. "We are restructuring the higher education sector. Hopefully, the deemed university concept will go," he said. Sibal said not a single deemed university has been derecognized so far. "The Government has accepted the findings of the expert committee and submitted its findings to the Supreme Court which will decide the course of action to be taken," he said
Related Post: Govt to derecognize 44 deemed universities, 3 from Rajasthan

IPL 3 Auction results : IPL Team and Player List

Third Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held in Mumbai on Tuesday, eleven capped players and three Under-19 players were bought. Respective team owners appeared pleased to select whom they wanted under the change of rules. No player from Pakistan was picked up during the IPL 3 auction. Shahid Afridi and Sohail Tanvir came under the hammer but had no takers. Australian players too were not in demand at the auction as only Damien Martyn and Adam Voges were bought by the Rajasthan Royals for 1,00,000 dollars and 50,000 dollars respectively.
IPL 3 Auction results : IPL Team and Player List
1)Polard(West Indies - Mumbai Indians)- 3.42 crores( by Silent Tie Breaker)
2)Shane Bond (New Zealand – Kolkata Knight Riders) - 3.42 crores (by Silent Tie Breaker)
3)Kemar Roach( West Indies – Deccan Chargers) – 3.28 crores
4)Parnell( South Africa – Delhi Dare Devils)- Delhi - 2.78 crores
5)Kaif( India-Kings XI Punjab) - 1.14 crores
6)Morgan( England – Bangalore Royal Challengers) - 1 crore
7)Damien Martyn (Australia – Rajasthan Royals) – 45 lakhs
8)Justin Kemp( South Africa - Chennai Super Kings) - 45.6 Lakhs
9)Adam Voghes (Australia – Rajasthan Royals) - 22 Lakhs
10)Yusuf Abdulla( South Africa – Kings XI Punjab) -22 Lakhs
11)T. Perera( Sri Lanka –Chennai Super Kings) - 22 lakhs
Apart from these players 3 Under 19 Indian players also were selected by three teams for the price of 8 Lakhs and they includes,
1)Ashok Menaria –Bangalore Royal Challengers
2)Harmeet Singh – Deccan Chargers
3)Harshal Patel - Mumbai Indians

Jaipur Metro rail starts by 2010 - Ashok Gehlot

The proposed metro rail will start plying in Rajasthan by 2013, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced today. Talking to reporters here, Mr Gehlot said the detailed project report (DPR) on the ambitious Rs 7,503 crore project, submitted to the state government by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and JDA officials, would be forwarded to the Centre after due perusal at the state level along with comprehensive mobility plan. ''As soon as the Centre's approval is received, work on the project will be started and the metro train is expected to start running on the 17.35 km first North South Corridor by 2013 and on 11.20 East West Corridor by 2014,'' Mr Gehlot added. The North South corridor is proposed to be stretched between Durgapura and Amba Bari and the East West corridor will cover from Mansarovar to Chhoti Chauper.
According to the DPR, a total 7.69 km stretches in both the corridors will run underground while the remaining route will be in elevated form. A total 31 stations -- eight underground and remaining elevated -- are proposed to be constructed on both the corridors. The maximum prescribed speed would be 80 km/hour with an average speed of 30 km/hour. The Centre and the state government each would contribute 20 per cent of project cost while the remaining would be raised by virtue of loans from different agencies.

Richa Sharma and Sandeep Jhuria rock CA, CPT Exam

The Institute of chartered accountants of India (ICAI) declared result of CA Final and CPT. Japur student outperform in this exam with Richa Sharma from Jaipur gets 13th Rank in All India, While sandeep Jhuria from jaipur gets 10th rank in CPT.

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Vasundhara Raje slam Gehlot Government in Rajasthan

Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje lashed out at the Ashok Gehlot government alleging that the it was involved in ‘diversion politics’ rather than focusing on development. Raje also accused it of “drying out” the state exchequer in the past 13 months. She was addressing a press conference, along with state president Arun Chaturvedi, at the BJP headquarters on Monday. Commenting on corruption charges by the Congress, she said, “There was no corruption. If there was, let the Congress prove it.’’ Chaturvedi added the Gehlot government lacked vision and direction.“All these allegations are being made only to divert the voters’ attentions from development issues,’’ he said.“When the BJP was in power, the state, a part of the ‘Bimaru’ states earlier, was elevated to one with surplus budget. Where were these surplus funds used?,’’ asked Raje. She added that the chief minister himself and his finance secretary have officially accepted that the state is facing a major financial crunch. “Money was available and the state was doing fine till December 10, 2008. What had changed overnight that the Congress repeated its earlier statements of no money after December 13, 2008?’’ she said. The former chief minister alleged that the Congress government had failed to set up a single milestone during its present rule. Raje claimed that the government during the past 13 months, wrote 13 letters to the Centre and put 13 developmental projects of the BJP government on hold. She claimed the Gehlot government had written to the Centre, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee and Sharad Pawar.

Govt to derecognize 44 deemed universities, 3 from Rajasthan

Centre Govt has told the Supreme Court that it has decided to withdraw the "deemed" status to 44 universities in the country alleging these were being run as family fiefdoms rather than on academic considerations. However, to avoid jeopardising the future of nearly two lakhs students enrolled in these universities spread over 13 states, they would be allowed to revert back as affilated colleges of their original universities, the Centre said in an affidavit. "The Review Committee came across several aberrations in the functioning of some of the institutions deemed to be universities. It found undesirable management architecture where families rather than professional academics controlled the functioning of institutions," the affidavit said. This list also includes
List of Universities to be stripped of their deemed status:
Christ College, Bangalore
Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Lingaya's University, Faridabad
St Peter's Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kanyakumari
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida
Shobhit Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut
Sumandeep Vidyapeet, Vadodara, Gujarat
Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Reserch, Kolar, Karnataka
Yenepoya University, Mangalore
BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Satara, Maharashtra
D Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kanchipuram
HIHT University, Dehradun
Santosh University, Ghaziabad
Maharshi Markandeshwar University, Ambala, Haryana
Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad
Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumkur, Karnataka
Jain University, Bangalore
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
Siksha "O" Anusandha, Bhubaneswar
Janardan Rai Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Institute of Advanced Studies in Education of Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahr, Rajasthan
Mody Institute of Technology, Sikar, Rajasthan
Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Virdhunagar, Tamil Nadu
Periryar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur
Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Chennai
Vel's Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai
Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore
Vel Tech Rangaraja Dr Sagunthal R&D Institute of Science, Chennai
Gurukul Kangri, Haridwar
Grapich Era University, Dehradun
Nehru Gram Bharati Vishwavidyalaya, Allahabad
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry
Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu
Bharath Institute of Higher Education And Research, Chennai
Ponnaiya Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Nava Nalanda Mahavira, Nalanda, Bihar
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
National Museum, Institute of the History of Art Conservation and Musicology, Janpath, New Delhi
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When PM Call Actor to make movie

Manoj Kumar also known as Mr. Bharat was born in Abbottabad, a town in now days Pakistan. When he was 10, his Gosain Hindu family had to move to India owing to partition. They settled in Hanumangarh district, Rajasthan and later also in Patel Nagar area of New Delhi. He is graduate from Hindu College, University of Delhi.
When PM Call Actor to make movie: In is first time in the history of India and indian cinema that Nation's president call an actor or director to make a movie for seek of nation and its people, it manoj kumar who is known as patriotic he Manoj Kumar's image as the patriotic hero started with the 1965 film Shaheed, based on the life of Bhagat Singh, a martyr in the struggle for India's freedom. After the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri asked him to create a film based on the popular slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kissan (hail the soldier, hail the farmer). The result was Kumar's magnum opus and his directorial debut, Upkaar (1967). In it, he played both a soldier and a farmer. The film was also noted for the famous song Mere Desh Ki Dharti, written by Gulshan Bawra, composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Upkaar was a hit and won Kumar his first Filmfare Best Director Award. After dabbling in various roles in the late 1960s, Manoj returned to patriotic themes in Purab Aur Paschim (1970), in which life in the East and West are juxtaposed. In 1972, he starred in Be-Imaan (for which he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award) and directed and starred in Shor (1972). The latter, opposite Jaya Bhaduri, was not a huge box office success, but it did feature the memorable song Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai, a duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh, which was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners
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Avatar
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Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
The Hangover
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Up
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany)
BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
James Cameron, Avatar
BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
Michael Giacchino, Up
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
“The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),” Crazy Heart
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Mad Men
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Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
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Michael C. Hall, Dexter (SHOWTIME)
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Glee (FOX)
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Toni Collette, United States of Tara (SHOWTIME)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Grey Gardens (HBO)
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Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens (HBO)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance (HBO)
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Chloë Sevigny, Big Love (HBO)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
John Lithgow, Dexter (SHOWTIME)

Sachin score 44th Test Century

Sachin Tendulkar slammed his 44th Test century against Bangladesh on the second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Monday. Put in to bat, India were all out for 243 in their first innings on the second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh. Later, Bangladesh Opener Tamim Iqbal compiled an aggressive 21 to account for all of Bangladesh's runs after Sachin Tendulkar smashed an unbeaten century before India was dismissed for 243 in its first innings on the second day of the first cricket test Monday. Sachin Tendulkar ended the innings with 105 for his 44th test century as the Indians lost their final two wickets after resuming at the overnight score of 213-8.
Tendulkar resumed at 76 after the start of the play was again delayed by 90 minutes due to dense fog at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Tendulkar's knock came off 166 balls, with 11 boundaries and two sixes. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan made his five-wicket haul at a cost of 62 runs when he dismissed Shanthakumaran Sreesanth for 1 to end the India innings. Earlier, paceman Shahadat Hossain also claimed his fifth wicket when he made the first breakthrough by dismissing Ishant Sharma for 1.

Former Bengal CM Jyoti basu passes away

Former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu, who was battling for life in a hospital at Kolkata for the last fortnight, died on Sunday. "I have to give you a sad news that Jyoti Basu is no longer with us," Biman Bose, the Chairman of the Left Front coordination committee, announced to reporters a little around 1230 hrs. An emotional Bose said that Jyoti Babu is no longer in this world. 95-year-old Basu, who had suffered multi-organ failure was on a temporary pacemaker since late last night.
Basu's personal physician Dr Ajit Kumar Maity said that the veteran leader breathed his last at 11:47 am at the AMRI Hospital where he was admitted with pneumonia on 1st January. He was put on a ventilator on 6th January. Basu, who strode the political arena like a colossus for over six decades, is survived by son Chandan. His wife Kamal pre-deceased him four years ago. A political legend, Basu became the longest serving chief minister of West Bengal for 23 years from 1997 at the head of CPI-M-headed Left Front government.

Bangladesh reduce India to 213 for 8, Sehwag to rethink about ordinary

Sachin Tendulkar saved India the blushes as Bangladesh, derided as an 'ordinary' team by rival captain Virender Sehwag, walked away with the opening day honours in the first cricket Test Chittagong on Sunday. The morning session did not give any hint of the impending disaster as India lost six of their top batsmen in the post-lunch period before crawling to 213 for eight at stumps, thanks to Tendulkar's unbeaten 76 and a characteristically breezy 52 by Sehwag.
During the course of his 55th Test half-century, Tendulkar also crossed the 13,000 runs mark in the longer format of the game. At stumps, Ishant Sharma (1) was giving company to Tendulkar after Shahadat Hossain (4/51) and Shakib Al Hasan (4/52) had mowed down the top and middle order. Sehwag, leading the side in Mahendra Singh Dhoni's injury-forced absence, had earlier derided the hosts as an ordinary side, questioning their ability to take 20 wickets. Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir (23) gave India a strong start by raising 79 runs for the opening wicket in just 15 overs but the visiting batsmen gifted wickets in a heap in the dramatic post-lunch session, which was extended by half an hour after a 90-minute delayed start due to bad light.