- Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi bag French Open Mixed Doubles 2012 Title
- Online Counselling for AIPMT 2012 Qualified students from June 24
- Pune to get Metro Trains by 2015
- Shilpa and Raj name their Son as Viaan
- Lessons to be learnt from Dynamic Young CM Omar Abdullah
- Shanghai to release this Week with U/A Certificate
- Indian Candidate Dr S Rajan elected in UN CCLS
- Chidambaram pleaded guilty, to be charged says Madras HC
- The Topic of Satyamev Jayate Episode 6
- United States Court to verdict on 1984 Sikh Riots
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 12:01 PM PDT
In what can be called a Sensational news, India Star duo, Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi have won the French Open Mixed Doubles 2012 Title defeating Polish-Mexcian combine of Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez at Roland Garros today.
The Indian pair although started gingerly, conceding an early break, they came back strongly as the set progressed, breaking their counterparts in the sixth game and taking the set to the tiebreaker, which they won 7-3.
This is the 3rd Victory for the duo Mahesh -Sania . Earlier,they had won the 2009 Australia Open and had ended as runners-up at the same tournament in 2008.
Playing their third Grand Slam final together, the seventh seeded Indian pair scored a 7-6 (3) 6-1 win over the Polish-Mexican pair in one hour and 13 minutes at the Court Philippe Chatrier.
It is second career Grand Slam title for Sania while 12th Major trophy for Bhupathi, who now has won eight mixed doubles trophies.
Bhupathi, who turned 38 Thursday, has now won all four Grand Slams twice in the category with first one coming here in 1997 when he partnered Rika Hiraki of Japan.
It was not the best of starts for the Indians as they looked jittery. Bhupathi struggled with his serve in the semifinal and this time it was Sania who took time to get into the groove. She lost her first service game on love to make it 1-3.
Sania-Bhupathi got back into the match by breaking Klaudia’s serve with Bhupathi unleashing a cracking forehand down the line, levelling the set at 4-4.
It was anybody’s set going into the tie-break. The seasoned Indian combination rose to the occasion, taking 6-3 lead and converting their first set point. Bhupathi made the difference in the tie-break, coming up with lethal returns at the right time.
They raced to a 5-1 lead in the second as Klaudia and Gonzalez could not maintain their level of play. The Indians put up a disciplined effort in the 26-min set and did not make a single unforced error double fault.
Mahesh Bhupathi was the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament when he took the French Open Mixed Doubles title in 1997. He was 23 years old. Now, at 38, he has 11 Grand Slam trophies on his shelf. With his victory of the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a Career Mixed Doubles Grand Slam.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 09:46 AM PDT
Health Ministry would initiate Online Counselling for all AIPMT 2012 qualified students from June 24. This counselling would be hosted on AIPMT 2012 Website on the patterns of AIEEE.
Supreme Court has permitted the union health ministry to undertake online counselling for students seeking admission to undergraduate medical courses against 15 percent central seats in government colleges across the country.
An apex court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice J.S. Khehar cleared the decks for online counselling for admissions to MBBS and BDS after it gave the go-ahead to the scheme submitted by the health ministry.
The scheme is on the lines of the prevailing online counselling for post-graduate courses.
Under the scheme, students seeking admission to nearly 2,500 seats under all-India quota would get three chances, instead of two as now, to exercise their option in choosing their colleges.
The online counselling would also eliminate the chances of the central seats being taken away by the states when a student holding it moves to another college leaving it vacant and the vacancy is not communicated to the health ministry.
There are about 20,000 undergraduate medical seats in government colleges in the country and all eligible students can take their chances for online counselling for all-India seats. There are about 40,000 undergraduate medical seats in the country and more than half of them are with private medical colleges.
The counselling for undergraduate medical courses will commence June 24 and will continue till September-end.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 07:01 AM PDT
“In the first phase, it will connect Ramwadi-Wanaz on an elevated track at a cost of Rs.2,593 crore,” the official said after a late-night cabinet meeting Wednesday.
Thereafter, the second phase, around 44 km long, and costing Rs.5,391 crore will be taken up to connect Shivaji Nagar-Hinjewadi-Deccan-Bundgarden-Swargate-Katraj-Pimpri & Chinchwad-Nigdi, which are largely industrial areas.
The entire project is expected to be completed within five years, including three years for the construction alone.
The state has approved setting up of the Pune Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the mega-project.
This is the biggest single project taken up in the state’s academic and culture capital, around 250 km from Mumbai.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has been appointed the nodal agency for implementing the BOT (build-operate-transfer) project till the SPV is set up.
The PMC had submitted the proposal to the state government last year for approval after getting a detailed project report from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which had carried out a study in 2007.
Accordingly, the state and central governments will each contribute 20 percent towards the project, 10 percent from PMC and the remaining 50 percent through debt-equity.
The Pune Metro Rail is considered a political victory of sorts for the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party in its bastion, the western Maharashtra region.
The state government also gave an in-principle approval to a proposal for a third metro railway in the state to come up in Nagpur, the alternative capital.
The DMRC will carry out a detailed technical-feasibility study and submit its report to the state government by August 2012, after which a final decision will be taken.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 05:57 AM PDT
“Hey tweetos, Yes, its official, Did the naming ceremony today, our son is christened VIAAN RAJ KUNDRA. It means Full of life and energy,” the 36-year-old Actress tweeted Wednesday night.
Shilpa, who is married London-based Raj Kundra in 2009, gave birth to her son May 21. This is Kundra’s second child – he has a daughter, Deleena, from ex-wife Kavita.
Kundra also introduced the son on micro-blogging site Twitter.
“Please welcome twitter’s youngest user my son Viaan Raj Kundra. Be nice to him and he may reply,” he tweeted.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 04:44 AM PDT
Omar Abdullah who is Jammu & Kashmir’s youngest CM is regarded as an epitome of “youthfulness and energy”. With his zeal he has been able to impress his opposition members also. Omar has been steadily able to reach out and win over the hearts of many a sceptic.
The chief minister today is different from the person he was during the summer unrest of 2010, when he had to take a chopper to visit a hospital seven kilometres away from his residence here. Now, Omar is always on the move. Here today, and near the Line of Control tomorrow, holding the state’s first cabinet meeting outside the twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu.
He attends his office in the morning, rushes through files to have a personal look at the pace of developmental works including bridges, roads, buildings and healthcare facilities across the state, said an official.
“It is often difficult to keep pace. He even walks at a quicker pace during inspections and spot visits,” another senior official, who did not want to be named, told IANS.
At his public durbars, known here as Awami Mulakats, Omar has been meeting dozens of people, listening to their problems, issuing orders on the spot, making queries from the officials concerned and even threatening to sack them if a genuine grievance does not get addressed immediately.
“He does his homework before attending official meetings and can surprise you by asking a question you were not prepared for,” said a senior official.
His opponents have targetted him for being available on micro-blogging site Twitter. But Omar brushed it away with, “Why can’t I use the facility that might be a small but essential window to know what is happening around me.”
The chief minister has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter, which has become quite popular with the Internet-savvy local.
Omar is also paying close attention to his Ganderbal assembly constituency in north Kashmir from where he was elected to the 87-member legislative assembly in 2008.
“The chief minister has visited Ganderbal thrice in the last 10 days, going around seeing development projects, holding meetings and talking to people and party workers,” a district official in Ganderbal, who also did not want to be named, told IANS.
People feel Omar Abdullah’s age could turn out to be his biggest political advantage.
“At his age, one often suffers from the disadvantage of being hoodwinked by older people who believe they have age and experience on their side,” said Muzaffar Ahmad, a college professor in Srinagar.
“Yet, if Omar chooses to learn from his experiences and continues to pursue a forward-looking unbeaten track agenda, he can become the people’s darling,” he said.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 04:26 AM PDT
CBFC CEO Pankaja Thakur refused to dwell on the cut, only saying: “We cleared the film with one cut with a UA certification. Beyond that we saw nothing objectionable in the content.”
As for the contentious song “Bharat mata ki jai”, the public suit filed against it in the Delhi High Court by the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena rejected Wednesday. The court dismissed a plea seeking stay of of the “Shanghai” release, saying that there was nothing insulting about “Bharat Mata ki jai”.
Starring Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Emraan Hashmi, the film is Banerjee’s fourth directorial venture after hits “Khosla Ka Ghosla”, “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” and “Love Sex Aur Dhokha”.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 03:22 AM PDT
Dr. S. Rajan, the Indian Candidate in Unites Nation has been re-elected to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) for a five-year term starting from 2012.
An eminent scientist, Rajan is presently working with the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, a premier organization situated at Goa. He has been a member of the Commission since June, 2007.
He brings with him extensive expertise in matters relating to marine geophysical surveys and related issues and has been deeply involved in the implementation of the programme on delineation of outer limits of continental shelf.
He has also taken keen interest in developing national and international collaborative programmes including in polar sciences and Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP).
Rajan has to his credit several technical and professional papers which have been published in various journals, relating to Marine Geology, Geophysics, Geo-dynamics, Geo-magnetics, Oceanography, and Hydrography.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 02:41 AM PDT
Madurai bench of Madras High Court has refused to dismiss a case against P. Chidambaram for allegedly manipulating elections in his Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu, but struck down two malpractice charges against him.
Holding that Chidambaram has to face the election petition filed by AIADMK’s Raja Kannappan, one of those who lost from the Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency, the high court, however, struck down two of the 29 charges – use of bank officials and banks to induce voters.
The court said he would have to face the remaining 27 charges and appear before the court when required to do so. It also asked the minister to give full cooperation during the trial.
Chidambaram had sought the dismissal of Kannappan’s petition and also an exemption from personal appearance.
Chidambaram was elected to the Lok Sabha from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu by a slender majority of 3,354 votes against Kannappan in 2009. Accusing the minister’s supporters of manipulating the votes, Kannapan approached the court.
The court’s ruling saw Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK and the BJP ask Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately oust him.
AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said the prime minister should drop Chidambaram from his cabinet if he did not resign on his own.
Stating that Chidambaram had won the elections in a fraudulent manner, she said: “As he has to face the criminal case now it will be blot on the country’s democracy if he continues in office. Hence Chidambaram without any further delay should resign.”
The BJP was in complete agreement.
“We appeal to the prime minister to throw him out of the cabinet immediately,” BJP president Nitin Gadkari told reporters in New Delhi.
“After manipulating the results of the Lok Sabha polls, and being attached to corruption cases one after the other, I want to ask what more evidence does the prime minister need against him,” he said.
Accusing Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for supporting Chidambaram’s “corruption”, Gadkari said: “If he is not ousted, it means Congress supports his corruption and the wrong means adapted by him to come to the Lok Sabha.”
The BJP president added that the home minister was also responsible for the 2G spectrum scam and his role needed to be probed.
He added that the minister had lost the moral ground to remain in his post.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 02:22 AM PDT
The Episode 6 of Satyamev Jayate would be aired on June 10. The Topic for the Episode is not declared, however, it is speculated that Episode 6 would be related to Heroic Deeds performed by Indian People at times.
Unlike other episodes, where a social stigma has been critisized, this episode would bring into light the heroic deeds of less-known people.
Watch the trailer of the show below.
Aamir asks, “What are the qualities required to become a hero? Beautiful face, fit body talent, intelligent mind?”
It can be easily inferred from the precedence of this show that, Aamir is referring to the Real- Life Heroes rather than the Film Stars.
So get ready to listen the tales of valor of people who have defied the odds to do something exemplary and made a difference in lives of others and the society,
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 01:58 AM PDT
A Court in United States will hear the proceedings of Anti-Sikh Riots in 1984 on June 27. Indian National Congress has plead the Court to dismiss or stay proceedings in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case on the ground that the statute of limitation had expired
Judge Robert Sweet of New York’s southern district issued the order after the Congress party’s lawyers argued that claims filed by the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a Sikh community organisation, are “time-barred because they complain about alleged activities that occurred more than twenty-five years ago; all statutes of limitations have long expired.”
Congress party treasurer Motilal Vora also gave an affidavit to the US Court in support of the motion to dismiss the complaint on the ground that “no summons and complaint from the New York Litigation was delivered to the Indian National Congress Party in accordance with the Hague Service Convention”.
The party had earlier challenged the jurisdiction of the US Federal Court to hear the case.
SFJ legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said the plaintiffs will request the court to deny the motion because despite having knowledge of the law suit and having ample opportunities to raise these issues, Congress party chose not to respond and has thus waived all the defences.
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