Thursday, 9 August 2012

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Oak Creek Sikh Temple reopens for Public

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:30 PM PDT

Five days after the tragic shooting incident inside its premises which resulted in the death of six Sikh worshippers, the Wisconsin Gurdwara was today opened for the public.

The local police handed over the Oak Creek Gurudwara to its management which immediately started the cleaning of the entire premises, with authorities saying that it is now open for the public. “It is now open for the public,” Jagajit Singh Sandhu, member of the temple committee told PTI.

The Gurudwara was handed over to the management early this morning, following which the management started the cleaning purpose “We expect the cleaning to be over soon, but it is open for the public now,” Singh said.

Built in 1997 to meet the needs of the local Sikh community, the Gurudwara was the scene of a tragic incident on Sunday when a lone gunman identified as Wade Michael Page, 41, on a shooting rampage, to kill six Sikh worshippers last Sunday. Page, the FBI said died of self-inflicted injuries, but the motive of his killing is not clear yet. Following the incident, the FBI and the local police took over the entire premises of the temple for its investigation.

During his meeting with the Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao, the Oak Creek Mayor, Steve Scaffidi, informed her of the steps he would take for the security of the Gurudwara. Four of the six dead were Indian nationals.

The temple management has announced that it would hold “wake and visitation” tomorrow at a city high school, which is expected to be attended by thousands of people. Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal is also expected to be present at the ceremony.

The funeral is also scheduled for Friday. The Sikh Temple also urged people to consider sending donations to the Gurudwara in lieu of flowers. The management has created a memorial fund for those who were killed in the incident.

Indore Advocate files Complaint against Anna Hazare

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:30 PM PDT

A complaint was filed in a court at Indore against social activist Anna Hazare and his team for allegedly “cheating the people in the name of launching an agitation” for a strong Lokpal Bill.

The complaint was filed by advocate Inderjeet Singh Bhatia against Anna and his team in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Suman Shrivastava.

The court will hear the complaint on August 14, Bhatia told reporters. Bhatia alleged that Anna and his team have misled people to prepare a ground for launching a political party and abruptly ended the agitation without taking into confidence lakhs of people who extended support to them.

He further alleged that the team collected huge amount of money and not given its details. Bhatia has also named Baba Ramdev in his complaint and blamed him for deviating Anna's agitation and demanded action against him as well.

Bollywood Stars Celebrate Janmashtami with Dahi Handi

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:23 PM PDT

Bollywood Actors are busy celebrating Janmashtami with Dahi Handi Celebration. Stars like Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Deol and playback singer Himesh Reshammiya, among others, are all likely to be present at a mega `dahi handi’ celebration organised by NCP leader and Minister Sachin Ahir and his wife Sangeeta at Jamboree maidan in central Mumbai.

“This year we have prizes worth a crore and they are dedicated to the spirit of Mumbaikars. Besides being associated with festival, dahi handi is also a sport,” said Sangeeta. Dahi handi (pot of curd) is associated with the mythological tale of Lord Krishna’s boy-hood trick of stealing butter from a suspended earthen pot. Govindas (young men) form a human pyramid to reach the dahi handi put up at a height and try to break it in a bid to win prizes.

Over 400 Govinda mandals (groups) will participate in the dahi handi event organised by Shri Sankalp Pratishthan, an NGO floated by Sachin Ahir and his wife. The visitors will be entertained with a cultural event which will see performances by well-known Marathi and Hindi cinema and stage artists like Esha Deol, Shweta Tiwari, Neha Pedse and Pushkar Jog, Sangeeta said.

“The whole event will be witnessed by Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi, among others,” she said. Emraan said he was excited about taking part in the celebration, but will refrain from promoting his upcoming film ‘Raaz 3′ given the religious nature of the event. “I am really excited to be part of the celebration.

I do not find it necessary to use religious events as platforms for a film’s promotion. I will be at the event as a guest and will interact with my fans,” Emraan said. Actor and acclaimed dancer Esha Deol, who got married to businessman Bharat Takhtani in June, will be performing at the event. Dahi handis are organised every year in several parts of Mumbai and Maharashtra, where prizes running into lakhs are on the offer

Ajmal Kasab recognizes Abu Jundal when confronted Face to Face

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:12 PM PDT

Ajmal Aamir Kasaba, the lone survivor among Mumbai Attackers has identified Abu Jundal at Arthur Road Jail as one of the main conspirators” of the attack.

After Maharashtra government gave permission to bring the two face to face, the Crime Branch of Mumbai police took Jundal to the high-security jail, where Kasab is lodged in a bomb-proof egg-shaped cell since 2008, this evening.

The two were interrogated together for at least one and half hours and during the interface’, Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of the 26/11, said Jundal was one of the main conspirators, police sources said.

Police had decided to confront the two after Jundal, one of the handlers of the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack, made some revelations during interrogation about training imparted to terrorists in Pakistan. He had allegedly told the police that he had taught Hindi to the 26/11 attackers.

Jundal was allegedly in contact with two terrorists during the siege of Chabad House, a Jewish outreach centre, during the Mumbai attack of November 26, 2008. Jundal had also said that he had met LeT operative David Headley, a co-accused in the 26/11 attack case.

Syed Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, 31, a native of Beed district of Maharashtra, was arrested in the 26/11 case on July 21 this year by Mumbai Police after he was brought here from Delhi where he had been apprehended in another case after being deported from Saudi Arabia in June this year.

Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 Collects 2.88 Crores on its release Date

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:04 PM PDT

Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 WallpapersGangs of Wasseypur Part 2 couldnot meet the same fate as its prequel and could collect only Rs 2.88 Crores during its opening day while Part 1 collected Rs 3.5 Crores on the debut day. This may be attributed to various movies like Kya Super Cool Hein Hum and JISM 2 running parallely.

The opening was around the 30% mark on average. It opened to around 20% at many places while select multiplexes in the metros managed around 40%.

The Delhi/UP circuit was a bit overall the collections are in the same range as the opening day for part 1 which also opened poorly but managed to show a bit of growth in pockets.

Gurgaon was the best performing centre across India for part 1 and it is still running in its 7th week but the second part opened lower than the first one due to the first part having limited appreciattion.

The non performance of part 1 at the box office which opened poorly and failed to grow much in most parts of the country has resulted in the second part getting a poor opening. The opening was better in Delhi NCR and Mumbai city and that is where the first part managed average collections.

Aruna Chaddha sent to Judicial Custody in Geetika Sharma Suicide Case

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 10:50 AM PDT

Geetika SharmaA Delhi court has sent the now-defunct MDLR Airlines’ official Aruna Chaddha to two days’ police custody in a case related to the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma here Aug 5. She was arrested the day before.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devender Kumar Jangala allowed police to quiz Chaddha till Aug 11.

Geetika left a suicide note blaming Chaddha for her extreme step. Sharma’s ex-employer and Haryana’s former minister Gopal Goyal Kanda was also named in the note, police said.

Charges of criminal intimidation have been slapped on Kanda, who was denied anticipatory bail by another Delhi court Thursday.

Sharma’s body was found hanging in her house in north Delhi’s Ashok Vihar Aug 5.

Kanda owned the MDLR Airlines where Sharma worked as a flight attendant. After the airlines ceased to function in 2009, she was given a job in another company owned by Kanda. She later quit the company.

According to Sharma’s brother, Gaurav, his sister was being constantly mentally harassed by Kanda and Chaddha.

India successfully test fires Agni 2 Ballistic Missile

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:30 AM PDT

India today  successfully test-fired its nuclear capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said.

The test was conducted from Wheeler’s Island in Bhadrak district, around 200 km from here, at about 9 a.m. by army personnel as part of a training exercise.

“It was a 100 percent success. It was a user trial by army personnel,” M.V.K.V. Prasad, director of the Integrated Test Range, told IANS.

The medium-range missile with a range of over 2,000 km has been already inducted into the army and is part of the Strategic Forces arsenal for nuclear deterrence.

The two-stage missile, equipped with an advanced high-accuracy navigation system and guided by a novel state-of-the-art command and control system, is powered by a solid rocket propellant system.

Defence Research and Development Organisation first tested Agni-II in 1999. Since then, it has been tested several times.

Opposition parties in India want Bangladesh Border Fenced

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:30 AM PDT

The BJP and some other opposition parties Wednesday demanded immediate steps to complete fencing on India’s border with Bangladesh to check infiltration.

Taking part in a discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the ethnic violence in Assam, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Balbir Punj said that about 50 km of the Indian border with Bangladesh had been “deliberately kept unfenced”.

Punj said that illegal migration into Assam over the years had created a sense of insecurity among Assamese people.

He said the Assam Accord of 1985 had entailed identification of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, creation of a national citizen register and fencing of the border. He accused the Congress of not taking enough steps to implement these.

Punj said demographic changes had taken place in several districts of Assam due to infiltration of Bangladeshi Muslims, who were now registering a much faster growth than Hindus in the state.

He sought immediate steps to complete border fencing with Bangladesh and said that illegal immigrants should be declared “stateless people” and barred from voting and owning property.

Congress member Bhubaneswar Kalita said the house should give a message to “unite” the people of state. He accused the BJP of trying to divert the issue. “You want to give colour to (it).”

The MP said the Congress cannot be faulted for lapses in implementing the Assam Accord and wanted to know how many were identified as foreigners during the Assam Gana Parshad (AGP) rule.

Another Congress MP, K. Rehman Khan said innocent Muslims in the state should not be troubled in the name of infiltratration.

“Who is playing vote bank politics, people understand,” Rehman Khan said.

He said the need was for quick relief and rehabilitation and providing security to the riot-affected people.

Jharna Das Baidya of the CPI-M asked the Assam government to take concrete steps to address pending problems.

Janata Dal(United) (JD-U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said infiltration was taking place in the state. “Fencing is a must,” he said.

Asom Gana Parishad’s Birendra Prasad Baishya said Assam was “burning” and there was a need to “save” the state.

Referring to the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act, he said Assam had a different law from other parts of the country to identify foreigners. “The main problem is the Bangladesh border (is) open.”

He said his party was not against Muslims but “against illegal migrants”.

Biswajit Daimary of Bodoland People’s Front said that priority should be given to complete fencing along the Bangladesh border.

Shiv Sena members said their party was the first to raise the issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh.

Ethnic violence in Assam last month left 73 people dead and displaced tens of thousands.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is expected to reply to the debate Thursday.

Ek Tha Tiger to disappoint viewers in First Half

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:30 AM PDT

First Look of Ek Tha TigerFilmmaker Kabir Khan says Salman Khan’s presence in “Ek Tha Tiger” will bring in the initial footfalls, but the film’s content and direction will sustain it thereafter.

“I feel the film has stamina to run for a very long time. I hope the film goes way beyond the opening which is dependent on Salman. After that it is me and the film that I have made. I feel it has the strength to go a long way,” Kabir told IANS.

“Ek Tha Tiger”, releasing Aug 15, is his third directorial venture after “Kabul Express” and “New York”. The movie, in which Salman plays a spy, also features his former lady love Katrina Kaif, making it one of the much-awaited films of the year.

The first look of the film was also widely appreciated. The buzz has led several multiplexes to cash in on its popularity by reportedly hiking ticket prices 10-15 percent.

But there’s little that the director can do.

“That is not something that I can dictate to the multiplexes. They have said it is a standard practice they follow. When they feel a film is much-anticipated and is running during a holiday period or a festive period, they tend to mark up the price,” Kabir said.

“Apparently, some time back (ticket) prices had been brought down, so the 15 percent mark up is just bringing it back to what it was three to four months back.

“So I don’t think it is pumped up as much as it was done for some films a couple of years back.”

Rajasthan to honor women who deliver Girl Child

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 03:30 AM PDT

A village council in Rajasthan will honour women who give birth to a girl child in their first delivery with a view to check cases of female foeticide and infanticide, officials said Wednesday.

The women will be honoured at official ceremonies in the village to celebrate the Independence Day (August 15) and the Republic Day (Jan 15) every year, they added.

The announcement has been made by the council of Usarani village near Kumher town in Bharatpur district, some 150 km from Jaipur.

“Several cases of female foeticide and infanticide are being reported in our area. Some cases came to light when foetuses of girls are found abandoned. However, most cases go unreported. So we came up with this idea to check the evil practice,” head of village council sarpanch Sushila Singh told IANS.

She said that the nurses and mid-wives in Usarani and three nearby villages have been asked to prepare a record of women who gave birth to girl children in their first delivery.

“In fact, we have received the first report. A total of 46 children were born from Jan 1 to July 31 this year. Of them, 29 were girls, while 17 were boys. Of the total girl children born in the area over this period, 16 were the first children,” said Singh.

She said that the 16 women will be honoured by senior politicians in the government and district administration offices on the Independence Day. The women have been assured full cooperation by the administration in taking care of their babies for a few months after their birth.

“Honouring these woman would raise awareness among the villagers,” she added.

The state suffers from a skewed sex ratio. According to Census 2011, Rajasthan now has 883 girls between the ages of 0-6 for every 1,000 boys. The child sex ratio in 2001 was 909.

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