- Watch the First looks of movie Cocktail starring Saif and Deepika
- Bihar bans Manufacture and Sale of Gutka and Paan Masala
- List of Titles won by Viswanathan Anand
- Viswanathan Anand wins World Chess Championship for 5th Time
- Kerala High Court Grants bail to Italian Marines
- Venna Malik caught dancing Salsa on the steps of Madonna
- Couples tie knots at Inter Religion Marriage at Jaipur
- The Fate of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
- IIT Professors feel cheated with new pattern of IIT JEE
- Girls bag Top 3 ranks in Bihar Board Class 10 Examination
Posted: 30 May 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Cocktail is a Love Triangle based Bollywood movie to be released on 13 July this year starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone . It is directed by Homi Adajania under Saif Ali Khan’s banner Illuminati Films.
The film will be based on a love triangle with debutante Diana Penty also starring opposite Khan in a lead role.Randeep Hooda, Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani will feature in key roles.
The first teaser of the movie was released this week, you can view the song Tumhi Ho bandhu, in the trailer below. The song has been sung by Neeraj Sridhar and Kavita Seth
Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) is an incorrigible flirt, who runs after every girl he sees. Meera (Diana Penty) is a pretty girl with desi values and attire, who comes to London from Delhi for a fresh start. Veronica (Deepika Padukone) is the spoilt bombshell who loves partying and drinking. Though different from each other, these three are perfect friends staying under one roof until friendship becomes confusing, and love becomes complicated.
According to the Film Producer Dinesh Vijan, “The film is for people aged between 12 and 50. It is about friendship, love, romance and has something for all kinds of audience. It is a love story. The designing of the three characters Gautam (Saif), Veronica (Deepika), Meera (Diana), the cool and contemporary look of the film and its music are its USP“
Posted: 30 May 2012 09:09 AM PDT
Nitish Kumar led Bihar government has imposed a ban on the manufacture, sale and storage of Gutka and Paan Masala in the state for one year, with immediate effect.
Officials in the chief minister’s office said the health department had issued a notification to this effect.
As per an order issued by the commissioner of food safety-cum-secretary, health, the manufacture, sale, distribution and storage of all the gutka and paan masala containing tobacco and nicotine would be banned in the state for the next one year under the Food Safety and Standards (Regulation) Act 2011 “in the public interest”.
The health department has asked all the district magistrates, superintendents of police and civil surgeons to enforce the ban in the areas under their jurisdiction.
The order said that the commissioner of food safety was empowered under Section 30 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 to issue the ban order in this regard. The government decision to enforce the ban was welcomed by the people in general.
Bihar has become the third state after Kerala and Madhya Pradesh to ban paan and gutka products.
Earlier such a ban was in place from 2000 to 2005, but illegal smuggling of Gutkhas from neighboring state forced Government to withdraw the ban.
Uttar Pradesh government is also planning to ban gutka and paan masala. The state's legal department has been asked to work on the proposal.
Posted: 30 May 2012 08:53 AM PDT
Viswanathan Anand, the 42 year old Indian Grandmaster has been the sole representative of India in World Chess Tournaments for the past 3 decades. Starting from 1986, he has brought hundreds of Widely acclaimed titles for the Country and kept its Flag high. Today again, he clinched World Chess Championship title after beating Boris Gelfand of Israel in a tough Competition.
Posted: 30 May 2012 08:45 AM PDT
Indian Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand has won the World Chess Championship Title for the Fifth Time consecutively at Moscow. He defeated Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand by 2.5-1.5 in the four-match tie breaker at Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery.
Anand went ahead in the tie-breaker after winning the second game in 77 moves following a draw in the first. The first game ended in a draw in 33 moves. The remaining two games ended in draws.
Anand will receive $1.5 million, while challenger Gelfand bags $1 million.
Anand, 42, has held the undisputed World Chess Champion title since October 2008, when he defeated Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn, Germany. He defended his title in 2009 by beating Bulgarian opponent Veselin Topalov 6.5-5.5 in Sofia.
Gelfand, 43, gained the right to be contender for the world title after a win last May against Russia’s Alexander Grischuk at a contenders’ tournament in Kazan, Russia.
Russian billionaire and Gelfand’s school friend Andrey Filatov paid $7 million from his own pocket to hold the event in one of the halls of the renowned State Tretyakov Gallery.
The 42-year-old Indian said losing the seventh game had put him on the back-foot and he felt fortunate to defend the crown.
“It was a huge blow for me to lose the seventh game. It was very critical moment for me. I was extremely fortunate that I was able to come back the next day. Given that we drew our first 12 games, deciding the match by tie-break is quite a reasonable situation,” he said.
Posted: 30 May 2012 06:35 AM PDT
The Kerala High Court today granted bail to two Italian marines in the Feb 15 fishermen shooting case.
The marines, Latorre Massimillano and Salvatore Girone, were granted bail on the conditions that each of them would deposit Rs.1 crore as personal bond and provide two Indian sureties.
The court asked the two marines to surrender their passports and asked them not to leave the area falling under the jurisdiction of Kochi police commissioner. They were told to report to the police commissioner everyday between 10-11 a.m.
Two Indian fishermen — Ajesh Binki, 25, and Gelastine, 45 — were allegedly mistaken as pirates and shot dead off Alappuzha in Kerala by the marines, who were serving as the security crew aboard Italian cargo vessel Enrica Lexie.
The two accused have been in judicial custody since Feb 20.
Last week, the two were shifted from jail to a Borstal School near Kochi after their pleas were allowed by the trial court in Kollam, some 120 km from here.
Italian Marines Latorre Massimillano and Salvatore Girone were first sentenced by a court in Kollam to 14 days' custody Feb 20 after they shot dead two Indian fishermen, Ajesh Binki, 25, and Gelastine, 45, allegedly mistaking them as pirates. The two Marines were serving as the security crew on cargo vessel Enrica Lexie Feb 15, when the shooting took place off Alappuzha in Kerala.
After being released on bail, the two are likely to move into a hotel.
Posted: 30 May 2012 04:51 AM PDT
Excited Veena Malik Said, "Dancing is my passion. I love Dance and a Salsa is a new thing for me. I am quite nervous and excited about this project. Salsa is like good music, it elevates the spirit and it’s an exhilarating freedom".
Oscar Award winning colossus of choreography, Longinus Fernandes, who choreographed the dance for the song 'Jai Ho' from the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' is choreographing Salsa Dance for Veena Malik.
Longinus Fernades said, "Veena is crazy about dancing. She is a good dancer and has a skill to adapt a dance move and present it beautifully. She is dancing star."
We seen Veena as channo where she had shown her Latka Jhatkas in the song and now she is ready to give a new taste of dance. Veena has completed her upcoming movies Mumbai 125 kms, Dal main Kuch Kala Hai and now she is busy shooting for an ad of Stay on. She has shown her dancing skills in this ad.
Posted: 30 May 2012 04:40 AM PDT
Pink City Jaipur recently hosted Inter-religion and Inter-Caste Marriage Ceremony. Hindu-Muslim and people from other castes gathered at one place to find their soul mate in Samu Vivah Sammelan which organized by the "Help People Foundation", a local NGO.
Help People foundation chairman Afreen Ritu Rajwat Said, "It was first time this kind of marriage happening in Jaipur and I think if this kind of trend people follow so there will be no discrimination on caste and creed. Citizen Feel saves and there will be a peace everywhere."
Many Bollywood Celebrities including Devshi Khanduri (Heroin of Chargesheet), singer and musician Anup Jalota attended Marriage ceremony and blessed the couples for their successful future.
Devshi Khanduri said, "I enjoyed this unique kind of marriage ceremony and I appreciate the initiative took by the help foundation and I am glad that person like Afreen Ritu has done a great job which is an example for us to make a unity in our country."
Singer and Musician Anup Jalota by sharing his experience said, "It was great full movement were I have seen a new think which is happening in India and I think It should be followed by every citizen in good manner."
Posted: 30 May 2012 03:49 AM PDT
The 40-year-old Australian is accused of raping one woman and “sexually molesting and coercing” another in Stockholm in August 2010, but he claims that the allegations against him are politically motivated.
Julian Assange was first arrested in the UK in December 2010 under a European Arrest Warrant issued by Sweden. He was granted bail.
The judgment, which dismissed Assange’s appeal against extradition, was reached by a majority of five to two, the court’s president, Lord Phillips, told the hearing, as the court ruled the extradition request had been “lawfully made”, BBC reported.
Could Julian Assange still avoid extradition?
So, what happens next?
What will happen to Mr Assange when he gets to Sweden?
Do people ever get bail in Sweden?
Does this mean Julian Assange won't get bail?
There has been international criticism of these conditions. The Council of Europe has reported ongoing concerns about remand conditions in Sweden and that many people feel that they are prevented from contacting family members to 'break' them. The US State Department has also noted that people are often subject to extended isolation and severe restriction on their activities whilst awaiting trial.
The above restrictions are only meant to be used if the Swedish court believes the suspect will contact associates who might tamper with evidence or impede the investigation. Given that the evidence in Mr Assange's case has been secured, there should be no such risk.
In practice, however, these restrictions are routinely imposed without any clear or transparent reasons given for them. In the Stockholm prison of Kronoberg, for example, they apply to around 70% of remand prisoners.
Could he appeal against these restrictions?
After charge, detention periods are in practice fairly short due to a legal requirement that a trial must be held within two weeks of charge (though this can be extended if the prosecution require more time). However, there is no time limit in which the charges themselves must be brought.
Posted: 30 May 2012 03:23 AM PDT
Even as the government has decided to go ahead with a new pattern for the joint entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE), the teachers and alumni of the IITs are not happy, some even planning to approach the courts.
According to sources, as many as five out of seven senates of the IITs had expressed opposition to the idea but the government chose to proceed regardless.
President of IIT Delhi Alumni Association (IITDAA) Somnath Bharti said the step diluted the vision of the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru about the IITs, and added that the association may go to court to get a stay on the government decision “if required”.
“This is dilution of the IIT envisioned by Pt. Nehru,” said Bharti.
“We will have a meeting soon and, if required, we will approach the court,” Bharti, who is also a Supreme Court advocate and a former member of IIT Delhi senate, told IANS.
He added that they felt cheated as the HRD minister had assured them that the government would not proceed with any change if there is dissent. According to sources, except for the senates of IIT Roorkee and Chennai, all others were adverse to the proposal.
The new pattern of engineering entrance to be implemented from 2013 will have single engineering entrance for the IITs, National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Central Educational Institutions, merging the JEE and AIEEE (all-India engineering entrance examination).
The exam will have two papers, one ‘main’ and the other ‘advance’ entrance. The final marks will be calculated on the basis of the scores of these two exams, along with a fixed “weightage”, or percentage, from the marks scored in the school board exam.
However, as scores vary in different school boards, the Class 12 board marks will first be “normalised”, which is a process of equalising marks from different state and central boards.
Bharti, however, was of the view that the formula to normalise marks from different boards was faulty and it would only bring loss to students.
“Normalising scores is absolutely not possible. There have been reports from various agencies, including from the computer science department of IIT Delhi which says the formula is faulty and would rather do injustice,” he said.
A senior professor from IIT Delhi, who did not wish to be named, echoed Bharti’s views saying that the procedure has several loop holes.
“This pattern cannot stop coaching institutions, because the problem is lack of proper training in school. Students will keep going to coaching centres till the government does something about quality of education in schools,” he said.
The professor also expressed apprehensions about the step being more political than beneficial to students.
“I wonder if the step is for the benefit of students, or politically motivated to show the government is working,” he added.
The government has announced that the new pattern would come into force in 2013, and the next Lok Sabha elections are scheduled in 2014.
Anand Kumar, the founder of Super 30 — a one-of-its-kind IIT entrance coaching institution for underprivileged students, said the new common admission examination would further complicate the problem and make it more difficult for students, especially those studying in rural areas with poor school infrastructure.
“This new process will be cumbersome, and will add to the confusion and pressure on the students,” Kumar told IANS.
Kumar also said that the new pattern of ‘main’ and ‘advance’ entrance exams on the same day will add to the psychological burden on the students and also give the exam an “elitist” look as it may end up “excluding rural students”.
Vice president at IIT-JEE coaching centre TIME institute Ajay Antony, however, said the new pattern will not make much difference and it is like old wine in a new bottle.
“All the difference is that they will now include board exam marks. Other than that, it is the same entrance exam if you see it closely,” said Antony.
Posted: 30 May 2012 03:12 AM PDT
Bihar School Examination Board Results were declared last night and for the first time, top three ranks have been bagged by Girls. The fourth position was jointly secured by two boys.
The results are as follows:
Rank 1: Babita Devi of Dhanushdhari Sarvodaya High School, Bihta,
Rank 2: Preeti Soni of N C S Girls High School, Ara,
Rank 3: Radha Kumari Verma N C S Girls High School, Ara,
Rank 4: Robin Kumar of Raj High school, Bettiah, and Alok Kumar of Gandhi Inter School, Nawada, (Jointly)
18 students are in top 10, of whom 11 are girls and 7 are boys.
The examinees securing first division were 17.59%, second division 37.06% and third division 16.36%.
The percentage of students securing first division rose to 17.59% this year as against 15.56% last year, while 71.03% examinees passed the examination as against 67.21% last year.
The 10th Class Results can be viewed on BSEB Website www.biharboard.net by entering Roll Code and Roll Number.
If you are not able to open the official Website, Please try this link to see the results
Students can get Results on their Mobile also. BSNL subscribers can get the results by sending follwing via SMS to 54333.
bb rollcode rollnumber
Students can also download BSEB Class 10th marks statement in PDF format at Board's Official Website
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