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Protein that prevents spread of cancer

In a major breakthrough that might increase the survival rate of cancer patients, an American research team has identified a protein which inhibits spread of affected cells to other parts of the body from a carcinogenic tumour.

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have isolated a protein called prosaposin which stops metastasis or the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, by blocking the growth of blood vessels.
Assistant Professor Randoph S Watnick here found that metastatic tumours prepare landing places in distant organs for their migration, by secreting certain proteins that encourage tumour growth and attract feeder blood vessels.
Now, he and his colleagues show that non-metastatic tumours secrete a protein called prosaposin -- which inhibits metastasis by causing production of factors that block the growth of blood vessels. "Prosaposin, or derivatives that stimulate p53 activity in a similar manner in the tumour stroma, might be an effective way to inhibit the metastatic process in humans," says Watnick in his findings, which were published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of June 22.

salman says ,He is not single

Salman Khan is not single. The actor made the announcement loud and clear during his TV show Dus Ka Dum. Playing Dus Ka Dum with Salman was Mallika Sherawat. And while Salman is famous for throwing googlies at his guests on the show, it seems Mallika was a tad too much for him to handle. While Salman may have thought he will put Mallika in a tight spot by asking her personal questions, it was Salman who ended up being caught in the web. He had to admit he was not single anymore.

HTC magic(G2) smartphone that will run on google android



India's first smartphone that will run on Google's open source Android operating system was launched by Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC . HTC Magic, popularly called G2 or the second generation Google phone, has Bharti Airtel as its exclusive carrier.
The phone is priced at Rs 30,000 approximately.
The company has tied up with Bharti Airtel to sell the unlocked HTC Magic Android phone. The exclusive deal spans six months, which means a consumer will have to buy the phone from Airtel even if he wants to run it on a different network. Incidentally, HTC has tied up with Vodafone to sell G1 and G2 in most other regions, including the entire Europe.
G2 or HTC Magic is the successor to the first Google Phone, G1. The device is a sleeker version of G1 sans keyboard.
The HTC Magic also known as the Google G2 is sleek, very slim and light weight. HTC G2 is the latest entrant into the android touch screen smartphone line up of HTC. Its got a great 3.2 inch 320480 pixel touchscreen display.
It will feature the cupcake version of the Android software and will have an onscreen keyboard.
size: The vital statistics of the phone is 11.3 x 5.56 x 1.36 cm.
There is a trackball for scrolling screens with Enter button.
Features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mini USB and GPS. in addition ton accelerometer, HTC G2 has one G Sensor.
MP3 player that supports major audio formats like AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MP3, WAV and MIDI.
The phone offers Google apps, including search,
Gmail, GTalk and Google calendar.
The Android interface allows users to mark Gmail messages and assign them to a label or delete them.
Google Android is based on the open source platform for mobile devices.
Using these smartphones, a user can download a wide number of utilities and productivity applications from Android App Store, both priced and for free.
Camera: The HTC Magic sports a 3.2 megapixel with Auto Focus.
There's no Flash. HTC G2 supports only video formats like MP4 and 3GP which are slightly less when compared to the current standard of Android mobiles.
The phone's video recording capabilities allows users to post videos directly on You Tube or share videos with friends via email or MMS.
Battery:HTC Magic offers 512 MB ROM and 288 MB RAM. The phone has an expansion slot for microSD. The rechargeable Li-ion battery with 1340 mAh offers talk time of upto 240 minutes and standby time of up to 120 hours.
For Airtel customers, HTC Magic allows free data download of 100 MB per month for a period of 6 months. Airtel customers can also avail several utility-based applications such as Portfolio Manager, Hello Tune Manager, Weather Channel, Mobshare, In-mobile search and City Search on the Adroid phone.

Flying car on its way by 2011

The flying car is on its way.An American company Terrafugia Transition, based near Boston, is set to unveil the dual-purpose car-cum-plane vehicle called 'The Flying Car' as early as 2011. The two-seater vehicle can let you fly if you wish to avoid the congested city traffic. If you want to drive on the road, just touch the road. The vehicle will fold up its wings in 30 seconds and transform itself into a car. "The Flying Car" can travel up to 725 kilometres in the air at a speed of more than 115 kilometres per hour. Fuelled by gasoline, it has front wheel drive on the road and a propeller for flight. With its wings folded, it can be parked in your ordinary car garage. Its initial cost is expected to be around $200,000 (nearly Rs.1 crore), says the company which has already orders for 60 vehicles. The CEO of the company told Canadian TV (CTV) network here that they have successfully test-flown "The Flying Car" as many as 28 times. The tests have shown that the vehicle can drive, fly and switch from being a plane to a car in just 30 seconds. "It (testing) has been very successful," Carl Dietrich, co-founder and CEO of Terrafugia, told the television network. " We have got a very good handling vehicle and our test pilot said that the flights were just remarkably unremarkable - it just flies like a really nice, little airplane,” he said. He said this miracle vehicle will ease problems for pilots who currently face problems like weather which sometimes doesn't allow them to take off or land. "This vehicle allows a pilot any time, if the weather changes, to divert to the nearest airport, fold up their wings and drive safely under the weather." "The Transition (the name for "The Flying Car" is not designed to replace the automobile. However, it will solve transportation issues for a variety of circumstances,” company vice president Richard Gersh said. Asked whether the vehicle will be mass produced one day, he said: "That is certainly a possibility, but a number of years away." He said the vehicle will be able travel on ordinary roads. "Our depositors represent a wide-cross section in terms of age, interests, and intended use of the vehicle. We have deposits from both experienced pilots and non-pilots who intend to earn their Sport Pilot certificate," said the vice president of Terrafugia. Set up in 2006, Terrafugia is run by trained aeronautical engineers and MBAs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
credit: times of india

Don't loose weight quickly after pregnancy

most of them have started a new craze among new mums - shedding baby weight immediately after giving birth.

Don’t worry about post-partum flab! But according to a new study women should not put themselves under too much pressure straight away. Experts from German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) have revealed that overdoing early weight loss
attempts could have a negative impact on breastfeeding.
They said that weight gain during pregnancy is not only normal, it is necessary.
The mother's body has to nourish the growing baby.
Her body needs to take on more fluid to support the extra circulation the placenta and baby need. Some of this added weight will usually be lost as soon as the baby is born.
"Often, the extra effort women have to make to look after a new baby and breastfeed after giving birth means the kilos just melt away without effort," according to the Institute''s Director, Professor Peter Sawicki. "But for about half of all women, the weight will not go away as quickly," her added.

However, eating for two in pregnancy can cause problems if you are overweight.
Recent studies have revealed that women who have become overweight or more overweight during pregnancy have a higher chance of ongoing weight problems if they are not back to a normal weight within six months or a year after having a baby.
"Avoiding weight problems after birth means already being careful about balanced and healthy eating during pregnancy," said Professor Sawicki. "It is not a good idea to ''eat for two'' in pregnancy and forget about your weight until after the baby is born if you are at all overweight or prone to overweight already.Women need to eat well enough for themselves and their baby, but pregnancy is not a time to overeat," he added.
Exercise is important when people are overweight, but after pregnancy, a lot of exercise does not necessarily help a great deal. The evidence shows that a balanced diet helps "with or without extra exercise".

Joseph brooks oscar winner accused of rape

Joseph Brooks, who won an Oscar in 1978 for the song "You Light Up", was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually assaulting
Oscar winning songwriter and director Joseph Brooks is led by police in handcuffs 11 women. According to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, Brooks, 71, used Craigslist and a talent web site to lure his victims by promising private auditions at his Manhattan apartment. Brooks pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday and was freed on bail of $500,000. Morgenthau said that Brooks would pay for the women to travel to New York from the Seattle and Portland areas to audition for a role as a boozy prostitute trying to seduce a man. Once in his apartment Brooks forced them to drink a large glass of red wine, which may have been drugged. "He may very well have drugged them," Lisa Friel, chief of the District Attorney's sex crimes unit, told the New York Daily News. "But he certainly forced them to drink quantities of wine that left them incapacitated." Two of the women complained to rape counsellors, leading police to launch an investigation that led to the other women. Morgenthau said that prosecutors were looking at other possible sexual assaults as far back as 1970. Also charged was Shawni Lucier, Brooks' personal assistant, who prosecutors said helped recruit the 18- to 30-year-old women and who faces nine counts of criminal facilitation.

Fish Fry

Fried Fish
Credit: Mrs.K.M.Mathew
Ingredients
1. ½ kg fish
2. 1 ½ dsp chilli powder
3. ½ tsp pepper powder
. 1/8 tsp mustard seeds
5. 5 button onions
6. 6 garlic cloves
7. 1” ginger
8. Salt to taste
9. Refined vegetable oil, for frying
Method
1. Clean fish well in salted water and sliced.
2. Grind ingredients 2 to 7 to a fine paste. Add salt to taste.
3. Rub the fish well with the paste. Keep covered in a cool place for some time.
4. In a heavy skillet, add oil and deep fry the fish on both sides, turning
gently to ensure even cooking. Serve hot.
Note: The above marinade can be used for any kind of fish,
but make gashed on both sides if using a whole fish.

New turn in Sister Abhaya case

In Sister Abhaya case, the expert study of the CD of narco analysis of the three main accused in the case have been proved tampered and edited.
The narco analysis CD was examined by experts at the Centre for Imaging Technology (C-DIT) as per the direction of the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court .
The high court had earlier held CBI for not submitting the original CD on the narco analysis of the three main accused in the case. However, the CBI pleaded innocence and told the court that if the CD was tampered, the tampering should have taken place in the Narco analysis lab in Bangalore where the narco analysis was conducted.
The court decided to seek the service of forensic experts when the Bangalore
lab also refused to acknowledge any tampering in the CDs.
The verification of the CD was done in the presence of the Advocate Commissioner appointed by the court. According to experts who analysed the CD, both the audio and video tracks of the original CD were heavily edited. There were also indications that the copy of the CD on narco analysis presented in the High Court was not original. Earlier, the Bangalore lab had claimed that only minimum editing required as per the technology was done on the CD.As per the prime explanation, it was said that the accused have agreed to the crime. The case is now on a turning point with the findings that the tapes were tampered with even before handing over it to CBI.It was on the month of February 2009 that CBI presented the original CDs in the court after taking evidence from Forensic Laboratory director Mohan and assistant director Malini. The Narco test was conducted on the three accused Father Thomas Kottoor, Father Jose Puthrukkayil and Sister Sephi.

Ethakka Appam (Banana Fritters)



Ethakka Appam (Banana Fritters)
(kerala)
Ingredients:
1. 6 ripe bananas, peeled
2. ½ cup water
3. 1 cup refined flour
4. ½ cup rice flour
5. 1 tsp sugar
6. A pinch of bicarbonate of soda
7. Refined vegetable oilMethod
Preparation:
1. Cut each banana into 3 pieces, lengthwise.
2. Make a thick batter with both the flours and ½ cup water.
Add sugar and bicarbonate of soda.
3. Dip the banana slices in the batter and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.
4. Drain off the excess oil and serve hot.

Bahrain and india sign labour deal

India Wednesday signed a labour agreement with Bahrain that will facilitate better worker mobilisation between the two countries.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) on labour and manpower development was signed by Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi and Bahraini Labour Minister Majeed Bin Muhsin Al Alawi in Bahrain. The agreement will facilitate the employment of workers between the two countries. It will also help in the protection and welfare of workers under labour laws of the host country, an official statement issued here said. A joint committee will be formed to implement the agreement and it will review of employment opportunities and availability of corresponding skills in both countries. Vayalar Ravi is on a tour of Bahrain and Oman. There are about 150,000 Indian emigrants in Bahrain, accounting for nearly half of all foreigners in the Gulf state.

Five young men raped 19 year old college student, circulate MMS

A 19-year-old college student was allegedly raped by 5 youth and circulated a video clip of the assault in Maharashtra's Thane district.
Three of them have been arrested in the case, police said on Saturday.
On May 14 the girl accompanied one of the accused to a room in Hotel Sai Pooja in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai when she was allegedly raped by five men. However, a complaint was lodged by the girl June 19.
"We have nabbed three accused -- Parag and Pankaj Mhatre, both brothers, and their classmate Hiren Patil. We are on a lookout for the other accused and hope to nab them shortly," assistant superintendent of police Maithili Jha said.
There was beena delay lodging the complaint, as the victim was scared and did not file the complaint as all the accused were her neighbours. They were even blackmailing her and circulating the MMS widely among their friends. The girl gathered courage later and lodged the complaint as the incident was known to many people.
We have secured a copy of the video-clip as evidence of the crime," Jha said.

how to spot a liar

Spotting a liar may not be difficult for you any longer, these r the tips help you to catch such behaviour clues as can help determine whether or not someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

Liars, generally, can give themselves away by saying the wrong thing or having a particular tone or body language.
1.vocal tone :Liars can't help feeling a bit nervous when telling a lie, and to hide this nervousness, they will try to keep their vocal tone very stable and their voice can come out as a monotone.
when the pitch of a person's voice rises higher than usual while answering any questions, this signals that the vocal chords are constricting under the pressure of telling the lie, and that the liar has forgotten to keep the vocal tone stable.

2.A choking or catching sound in the voice is a sign of anxiety, and a signal that a person is literally choking on their words because they are uncomfortable saying them.
If they start using an angry tone and are being evasive, one can bet that they are getting fed up with being caught out on dangerous ground.

3.liars tend to tell a story that is overloaded with detail. skilled liar would know that giving too much detail in a story can be a giveaway, and thus give the least possible detail in an explanation.

4.Body language :it provide important clues about liars. A liar doesn't want to appear evasive so take note if they make eye contact for longer than is natural.
An inexperienced liar avoids eye contact so also watch for their eyes constantly flicking away.

5. The author people to take notice whether a person covers his/her mouth while speaking, as this is a defensive gesture typical of liars.

6.Other defensive body language could be crossing arms behind the neck and leaning away from someone.
A practised liar may not squirm in their chair but watch for other telltale signs of anxiety such as foot shaking, finger tapping or hand wringing as they answer your questions.

credit to: daily express

IMF wants India to eliminate mandatory investment norms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wants India to gradually eliminate the norms that make it mandatory for banks and other saving funds to park a portion of their funds in government securities. Making a case for strengthening of fiscal discipline, the IMF said in a report on India, "Strengthening financial market control mechanism involves gradually eliminating the availability of significant non-market based and captive sources of financing." According to the current guidelines, banks are required to park 24 per cent of their deposits in the government securities and government notified bonds. Similarly, National Small Savings Fund have to invest money in state governments' securities. It said that India needed a range of additional reforms which could help in strengthening fiscal discipline in the country. The report talks of eliminating such statutory liquidity requirement for banks to hold state issued paper, compulsory investment by the National Small Savings Fund in state debt and borrowings from public accounts. These suggestions appear in IMF's country report, which has been posted on the website of the Fund recently. Meanwhile, in terms of the reforms for state's finances, the multilateral lending agency also suggested cooperative arrangements between states and the Centre for a better framework. The reforms could work on transforming existing cooperation frameworks such as the bi-annual conferences of State Finance Secretaries into forums where both the Centre and the states could discuss subnational financial reforms and borrowing ceilings, the report said. The reforms could also aim at reducing states' dependence on central transfers, simplify the transfer system, and review the design of the transfer system on the basis of needs and fiscal capacity of the different states.

Father''s day today


Father's Day is a day honoring fathers, celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 52 of the world's countries and on other days elsewhere.
this year its on 21st june.The first observance of Father's Day is believed to have been held on July 5, 1908 in a church located in Fairmont, West Virginia, by Dr. Robert Webb of West Virginia at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South of Fairmont.The church still exists under the name of Central United Methodist Church.
Sonora Smart Dodd of Washington thought independently of the holiday one Sunday in 1909 while listening to a Mother's Day sermon at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church at Spokane,and she arranged a tribute for her father on June 19, 1910. She was the first to solicit the idea of having an official Father's Day observance to honor all fathers.
It took many years to make the holiday official.
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Amarnath yatra resumes

The Amarnath yatra resumed on Friday after remaining suspended for three days owing to inclement weather as a fresh batch of over 6,000 pilgrims left for the holy cave shrine, though the traditional Pahalgam route remained closed.
"The fourth batch of over 6000 pilgrims left the Baltal base camp, 100 kms from here, for the holy cave this morning," a spokesman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) told PTI.
A batch of 1,860 pilgrims left Jammu for the Baltal base camp, marking the resumption of yatra which was suspended for the past three days due to heavy snowfall and rains. The traditional Palahgam route is still closed and pilgrims are taking the shorter Baltal route.
He said as many as 4,958 yatris paid obeisance at the cave yesterday raising the number of pilgrims who had visited the naturally formed ice 'Shivlingam' to 17,436 during the first four days.
Governor N N Vohra, who is chairman of the SASB, paid obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the state.
This was his first to the cave shrine, situated at an altitude of 3,880 metres in south Kashmir Himalayas, since the yatra commenced on June 15.
The governor directed that rescue teams be deployed enroute various locations for safety of the pilgrims, particularly due to the adverse weather conditions.
Vohra interacted with the pilgrims at the cave and Baltal base camp and enquired about the facilities being made available to them.

Pilot dies midflight, jet lands safely

From the passenger cabin, nothing seemed amiss.
Food and drink service continued normally. The crew had requested help from any doctors on board, but nothing seemed to come of it, passengers said. The eight-hour flight from Brussels landed routinely in New York about noon Thursday.
Unbeknownst to the 247 passengers on Continental Flight 61, the captain, a 60-year-old veteran of the airline, had died over the Atlantic of a suspected heart attack. The co-pilot and a reserve pilot, who was in the cockpit to allow the regular pilots to rest, took over and finished the flight.
On Friday the captain was identified by his wife, Lynda Lenell, who said her husband, Craig Lenell, had no known heart condition and underwent twice-a-year physicals. Lynda Lenell told Houston's KHOU-TV that her husband was in "perfect health" and fellow crew members initially thought he had just fallen asleep.

India cricket team manager suspended in corruption probe

India's team manager during the Twenty20 World Cup has been suspended by his state association on allegations of corruption and favouritism in team selection, according to reports Friday.
Press Trust of India said the southern Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) had relieved its general secretary, V. Chamundeshwarnath from his duties, directing him to appear before the association's general assembly next month.
"The executive committee of the ACA has unanimously decided to exclude him from discharging his duties following allegations of corruption and favoritism in team selection," PTI quoted ACA president G. Gangaraju as saying.
Chamundeshwarnath, who was manager of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup in England, faces allegations of corruption associated with payment for some seats and for favouritism in selection of Andhra's under-19 squad and the women's team.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would not comment, because it was an internal state issue

Samsung Guru E1107 Solar Guru | Solar Mobile Phone Launched in India


Samsung India has launched their new mobile Guru E1107. It is known as Solar Guru, it is world’s first mobile which work throw solar powered. This mobile Lunched in India. Guru E1107 is allows double charging cellular phone in which solar powered charging is enable along with the typical electric charging. In this mobile, the main source of power will be come from the battery charged by electricity, and when battery become low that time the solar power can be used.One hour of solar charging is providing 5-10 minutes of talk time with another mobile.Before this Samsung has already Blue Earth, which uses solar energy for power in the worldwide marketplace.This phone is design for people in country areas, the phone can also offer to 5-10 minutes of talk-time with one-hour of solar charging. Samsung claims that the battery can reach full power with about 40 hours of solar charging.

Priced-Rs 2799

Features

FM radio

MP3 ring tones

Embedded games

1.52-inch display (screen)

1 MB memory

See more information about this mobile visit following website.http://samsungmobile.com/

Most firms unaware of Web domain changes

Two thirds of businesses are unaware they will be able to use their own name in place of domain extensions such as .com, .org, or .net when Internet domains are liberalised next year, according to a survey. The change would let the likes of Nike or Microsoft control their own domain and better exploit their brands, and also counter cyber-squatters who use variations of brands on the 280 or so existing domain extensions."If you have '.nike', for example, you can create real and specific branded Websites, like 'running.nike' or 'runlondon.nike',
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees domain names, is expected to start taking applications for new top-level domains early next year. Future Laboratory, which conducted the research. But the move is not on the radar of a majority of companies, the survey for Gandi.net found. "(Companies) are generally completely unaware of this change coming down the line,". "This change has not yet permeated into the mainstream for businesses or consumers.""However, those businesses which are aware actually see the prospect as being quite exciting,". The price of $185,000 will initially limit applications to the largest corporations and organisations. ICANN is expecting 300-500 applications when it opens its doors in the first quarter of next year, he said. "You'll see the big global corporations getting there early to own more of their online space," he said."(Owning their domain) could secure a higher level of credibility and recognition."Smaller businesses will be able to use more specific extensions to match their business sector or geography such as ".london" or ".paris", he said.The Future Laboratory surveyed 100 e-commerce managers; 50 from high-street companies and 50 from small and medium businesses online.

adobe

Adobe Systems Inc had moved Acrobat.com out of public beta testing and have decided to charge subscribers to use the online version of its popular PDF reader software Acrobat.
Adobe will charge $14.99 per month for the basic service, which allows Web meetings for up to five participants and online conversion of 10 uploaded documents to PDF per month.

For the premium plus service, which has meeting capacity for up to 20 people and unlimited online creation of PDF files, Adobe will charge $39 per month.

Five million people have signed up to use Acrobat.com since it was launched in June 2008.

CISF cover for amby valley

Sahara Group has approached the Centre for provision of para-military cover to its prestigious Amby Valley housing project which plans to house celebrities from cricketing world and Bollywood.
A letter from the group was received by the home ministry requesting it for provision of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover to the housing society as they claimed that underworld people may target the residents keeping in view their popularity and vulnerability.
However, no decision has been taken so far about the application made by the group and the sources said that they would like to cover important installations like Reliance Refinery, Tata insitute of fundamental research at Mumbai and Wipro and electronic city at Bangalore and Hyderabad.
The housing society, located on the Mumbai-Lonavala expressway, is under construction and there are plans to have schools, hospitals and entertainment centres within the township.
At least 50 corporate houses, including Reliance, Tata, Oberoi and Infosys, have approached the government after the Mumbai attack seeking CISF security cover for installations.
The Mumbai terror attack prompted government to promulgate an Ordinance enabling the private sector to avail of CISF cover. A bill was later passed by Parliament.

Telephone enquiry and bills collection services official website of kuwait

Telephone enquiry and bills collection services has currently been launched at the Ministry's official website: www.moc.kw.Ramadan .This mechanism aims at helping subscribers keep track of their bills and fees payable to the ministry. Subscribers has to collect their passwords from the respective departments, in order to gain access to new web services, The Ministry also announced that a competition will be held to design a postal stamp celebrating the 49th National Day Anniversary, and 19th Liberation Day Anniversary next year. This will take place in the period between June 21 and October 10. A KD 400 prize money will be awarded to the winner.

Jet, Kingfisher hike air fares; AI to follow soon

Air travellers will have to shell out more for their tickets from Wednesday with Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and their no-frill subsidiaries hiking fuel surcharge by Rs 400 each on all domestic sectors and Air India indicating it will soon follow suit.The rise in fuel surcharge came in the wake of a 33 per cent increase in the prices of air turbine fuel (ATF) over the past three months, the airlines said.

For Jet Airways, the hike would take the total fuel surcharge on a ticket below a distance of 750 kms to Rs 2,450 and beyond that to Rs 3,400. For its no-frill subsidiaries Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite, it would be Rs 2,150 and Rs 3,100 respectively.

A Kingfisher Airlines spokesperson said the hike would apply uniformly for flights across all distances and all classes of travel, including subsidiary Kingfisher Red.The increase has been made effective by all these carriers for bookings from today.An Air India spokesperson said "We are also seriously contemplating an upward revision in fuel surcharge in view of the continuous increase in ATF prices" and a decision was expected in a couple of days.Air India currently levies fuel surcharge of Rs 1,950 and Rs 2,700 on air tickets up to and beyond 750 kms respectively.

Officials of no-frill carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir were mulling their options saying they were yet to take a decision. These carriers currently charge Rs 2,000 as surcharge.The increase in fuel surcharge comes following an over 12 per cent rise in ATF prices by state-run oil firms on June 15 and over 33 per cent since March this year.The international crude oil prices have firmed to a seven month high of USD 72 per barrel on hopes of demand revival in the US. - PTI

'Terrorism test' for Zardari

A day after his meeting with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in Russia, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday put Pakistan to the "terrorism test" and said he had agreed to give Islamabad "some time" to take action against anti-India terror outfits before the two leaders meet again in Egypt mid-July. Disclosing the details of his first meeting with Zardari since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on Tuesday, Singh said he told Zardari that India expected Pakistan to show the same "sincerity and determination" against these terror outfits as it had in tackling the Taliban and the Al Qaida on its western flanks. Singh said he would wait for the outcome of the talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries, who are expected to meet later this month, before taking a decision on resuming the composite dialogue mid-July. "The purpose of this meeting [between foreign secretaries] is to find what Pakistan has done and what it plans to do on terrorist activities against India," Singh told reporters while returning home from Russia. "I told him that we will like to see tangible steps. There is a time. We will take stock of the situation," Singh replied when asked if there was a timeline for resuming the talks before he meets Zardari again on the sidelines of the Non Aligned Movement summit in Egypt in July. The Yekaterinburg ice-breaker meeting started with Singh telling Zardari upfront that India expected Pakistan not to allow its territory to be used for terror attacks against it. "Zardari told me the problems and difficulties he faces and said he needed more time [to tackle terror]. I explained to him that... we have a strong feeling that the elements who perpetrated terror attacks against India are not being brought to justice," Singh said.

Bollywood actor Shiney ahuja accused of rape

Serious trouble for Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of raping his maid servant, a medical report of the victim has confirmed the crime, a top police official said Tuesday."The findings of the medical report confirm the statements in the victim's first information report (FIR)," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone VI) Niket Kaushik told IANS Tuesday afternoon. In another disclosure, Kaushik said that a physical examination of the victim indicated she could be aged between 17-18 years, making her a minor as per Indian laws. "In order to determine her correct age, we are now planning to send her for appropriate dental and bone examination. So I cannot comment anything on this aspect immediately," Kaushik said. The victim used to commute by local train from Vasai suburb in neighbouring Thane district to Shiney's home daily for doing cooking and other chores along with two other part-time servants. On Sunday, she lodged a complaint against Shiney, accusing him of raping her, threatening to kill and illegally confining her, leading to the actor's arrest. Shiney was Monday remanded to police custody till June 18.
Meanwhile, around 200 maids are likely to gather outside the Oshiwara police station in northwest Mumbai to protest against Ahuja.

Apple's latest i phone sold out before launch


Apple's latest edition of the iPhone is matching the popularity of its predecessors. the pre-orders of the phone had sold out, and that customers could face a wait of a week or two after launch day on Friday to get their coveted gizmos. Apple announced the launch of the faster, larger capacity and more capable iPhone 3G S June 8 and gave customers the option of pre-ordering them over the Internet. A 16-gigabyte capacity phone costs $199 with a two-year contract, while the 32GB version costs $299. Apple and AT&T have not revealed how many pre-ordered iPhone 3G S handsets were sold, and some industry watchers think the companies will have a hard time matching the iPhone 3G's launch, which sold more than a million units in three days when it launched last year.

Kerala Med/Eng results announced

The results of the Kerala Medical and Engineering entrance examinations were published .
59331 Members got through engineering stream. Arun Aloyshius (Thrissur) ,88.6 % ,First
and Akash P (Thiruvananthapuram) bagged second rank in Engineering stream.

Jaybin George and S.R.K.Johnson both hailing from Kottayam bagged the first two ranks in the medical stream.The results were announed by state minister for education M.A.Baby. A total of 59,331 persons have found their place in the rank list.

The results can be obtained from www.keralaresults.nic.in, www.cee.kerala.gov.in, www.results.kerala.nic.in, www.cee.kerala.gov.in/wap (for GPRS enabled phones). Links for all websites are available from www.ceekerala.org.Results can also be obtained from www.manoramaonline.com/education.

World's First solar-powered mobile phone(Solar Guru)

Samsung launched the world's first solar-powered mobile phone, priced at Rs 2,799 in the Indian market. The handset, 'Solar Guru' (Guru E1107) enables users to charge the battery using solar energy. The handset has the capacity to provide around 5-10 minutes of talk time with one hour of solar charging. This is apart from the normal electric charging.
Features : FM radio, MP3 ring tones, embedded games and torch light.
The handsets would be imported from Korea and will be available in the Indian market from the middle of this month. The company plans to extend the solar-power feature to its other handsets and would use the technology in its high-end phones as well.
Samsung Blue Earth is a a pebble-shaped, solar-powered touchscreen phone, which was showcased by the company at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona. The company claims that the handset is free from harmful substances such as beryllium and phthalates, and is made out of recycled material.

How to improve skin texture

we spend lots of money on beauty products though natural remedies is always a safe but are ready to use and lot cheaper.

You should always wash your face with Luke warm water, unless otherwise specified.

Dry and sensitive skin:
Bananas : Mash a whole banana and apply. Leave on for no more than 5 or 10 mins, then rinse off completely.
Honey : A tbsp of honey, a lightly beaten egg white and a tsp of glycerin, mixed together with finely ground oatmeal to make a paste, is a great moisturizer. Apply, rinse off thoroughly after about 20 mins. Glycerine is easily available at chemist shop and is equally good for the treatment of mouth ulcers. Honey is also believed to be a natural antiseptic. Useful if you have any pimples or cuts on your face.

Coconut milk : It is also of a great help for dry /sensitive skin, half a lf a cup of canned coconut milk, warmed in the microwave until runny - about 30 seconds on high - mixed with 2 tbsp of honey, Massage into the skin, rinse off after about 10 mins.

OILY SKIN: One tsp of cider vinegar and 2 tbsp of water can be use as a good skin toner
Cider vinegar does smell pungent though it's very useful for skin purpose.

Tomatoes :they are beneficial for oily skin because they contain natural exfoliates and acids. Skin a ripe tomato and puree briefly, then apply, washing off after 15 mins.

Oat meal:A bit of raw oatmeal, mixed with half a cup of lemon juice and a lightly beaten egg white to make a paste, do wonders for oily skin. Rinse off once the paste has fully dried out.

HONEY: Honey when mixed with a puree of ripped peach is great for even oily skins, but don't let it stay for more than 5 mins.as it also have a skin tightening effect.

FACE MASK : You can apply the facemask for once in a week and notice the benefits.Due to the tenderizing enzyme, papaya is good for almost all skin types. Half a medium-sized ripe papaya, mix with one well-beaten egg white. Rinse when the mask is almost dry to the touch.

Ready to use facemask :Two tbsp of aloe Vera or honey, mixedWith 2 tbsp of almonds, makes a nice face mask, leave to dry for at least 15 minutes and then rinse off.

Honey:Mix 2 tbsp of honey with 2 tbsp of plain yogurt and leave to dry for about 20 mins.
Vitamin E : This mask beneficial for all skin types and specially wrinkles

Missing senior scientist body found

A decomposed body, believed to be that of the missing senior scientific officer of the state-run Kaiga Atomic Power Plant, was recovered from the Kali river near the plant in Karnataka, police said late Saturday.
"His family has not yet identified the body, which has been kept in a morturay in a hospital in Kaiga," the spokesperson said. "It is too early to say whether he had accidentally fallen into the river or it is an act of suicide," the spokesperson said. Kaiga Atomic Power Plant spokesman Jugal Kishore said the proess of identifying the body was on. The 47-year-old senior scientific officer has been missing since Monday when he left his home in Kaiga township for a morning walk. His wife lodged a complaint with the police Monday evening. Police and forest officials have been searching the area extensively. The body was recovered by navy divers who joined the search Saturday morning. Mahalingam, a graduate in mechanical engineering, was working in the simulator division of the plant. Kaiga, about 500 km from Bangalroe, is surrounded by 1,000-acre dense Mallapur forest.

Swine flu-17

A one-and-half-year-old boy, who arrived in Hyderabad from New York on Friday, testing positive for Influenza-A (H1N1), the total number of the cases in the country has risen to 17 on Saturday.
The boy’s six-year-old sister tested positive on Friday and the two are under treatment and are said to be stable.
Nine persons across the country have been quarantined and their samples taken for further investigation. Two persons in Delhi, two in Bangalore and a family of five in Chennai, including a six-month-old infant, have been quarantined.
The World Health Organisation has reported 29,699 laboratory-confirmed cases from 74 countries as on June 12. There have also been 145 deaths so far.

Assistant professor , India

Job title: Assistant professor
Job Location: Coimbatore
Qualification: As per MCI Norms
Requirements: Assistant Professor in: Pathology,Comm.medicine, General medicine,Neurology,Nephrology,Anaesthesiology,Cardiothoracic surgery. Endocrinology.
Contact: The Principal
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MIcrosoft new search engine BING

In Chinese, it means a certain answer, or response to a query. It is also short, easy to spell and say and more attractive than ‘Live Search.’ And so Bing was born.
Microsoft unveiled its new search engine called Bing ( www.bing.com) recently in a bid to muscle its way into the Google-dominated world of search.

According to the Microsoft’s research, the results for 50 per cent of the queries do not satisfy users, who end up abandoning or refining their search effort.
In an attempt to make the user’s life simpler, Bing “has been designed to meet the needs of today’s searchers who are using search for purposes beyond ten blue links on a page.The features highlighted have two aims — making search easier and more organised.
For instance, the autosuggest feature that guesses what you are trying to type, or the ‘document preview’ which lets you hover over the search result and see a preview of the site’s content, are features that make the searching process simpler.

Instant answers :
The ‘Best Match’ is an attempt to reduce the number of clicks, by trying to provide the relevant information for your query up front. In case of direct queries, the ‘instant answers’ feature does what its name indicates — say, you are searching for a flight number, the recent flight information will be displayed up front.
Quick Tabs’ is a feature that helps make search more organised.
The video search also provides a preview if you hover over a particular result. And instead of navigating from one page to another all results are offered in an ‘infinitely’ scrolling page.
Bing also offers image, news and map-based search.

Helping travellers :
It has also identified shopping, travel, local business and information, and health-related research as areas of particular focus. Bing Travel, which has already been launched, offers tools and and features to help travellers make ‘more informed decisions.’ In the Indian context, though it comes up with flight and hotel information relating to the country, the prices are listed in dollars, which seems to indicate that it is not exactly tuned to the local market as of now.

Beta version : Bing now is in its Beta version.

Aishwaraya and Shah Rukh khan actors of Decade


IIFA decalred Superstars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan as‘Actors of the Decade’.
Aishwarya won two honorary awards for her work in Indian and international cinema, while Shah Rukh was honoured for his work in Bollywood.sh
Shah Rukh missed the ceremony because he is shooting for his upcoming film ‘My Name is Khan.
Aishwarya won the ‘Golden Decade’ award for her memorable performances in the past 10 years.
The former Miss World won the ‘Outstanding Achievement by Indian in International Cinema’ award which was bagged last year by musician A.R. Rahman who won the ‘Golden Decade of Music’ award for his contribution to Indian films.

Abhishek Bachchan gave an emotional speech while collecting his trophy for Best Performance in a Comic Role at the tenth International Indian Film Academy awards ..
The 33-year-old star won the award for his performance in the gay comedy ‘Dostana’ .Abhishek was teary-eyed as he gave his acceptance speech thanking his father, superstar Amitabh Bachchan for his support and love.

Rakesh Roshan won the ‘Director of the Decade’ award, Meanwhile, Aamir Khan starrer and Oscar nominee ‘Lagaan’ was voted the ‘Film of the Decade’ .
Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic love story, ‘Jodha Akbar’ swept the music and technical awards. Rahman won in the Best Music Direction and Best Background Score category, while fellow Oscar winner Resul Pookutty got the vote in the Best Sound Recording category for ‘Ghajini.’
The Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya starrer bagged three awards in the musical category and took home five in the technical section.
Singer Javed Ali’s ‘Jashan-e-Baharaa’ from ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ won him the trophy in the Best Playback Singer (male) category and Javed Akhtar won in the Best Lyrics category for the same song.
Singer Shreya Ghoshal won the Best Singer (female) award for her rendition of ‘Teri Ore’ in ‘Singh is Kinng.’

Project managers(mechanical,electrical,civil)

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FRENCH Teachers ,UK

Job title:French Teachers
Job location:UK
Institute:Elite Language Institute
Requirements:
The work is on a freelance basis and is part time.
Hours depend on teachers' availability. Lessons take place at our clients' offices, and in our centres based in Monument, Canary Wharf, and teh Gherkin.

Candidates must: - 1.Hold a qualification to teach their mother tongue as a foreign language
2. Have teaching experience in the UK
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4. Have excellent teaching skills
5. Be very well presented
6. Be friendly and enthusiastic
7. Good sense of humour
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Pregnancy after 30+

Planned pregnancies can help you prepare both mentally and physically. As she ages, a woman continues to have regular periods, but probably ovulates less frequently. So when she starts trying for a baby, it might be a while before she actually conceives. So you need to be mentally prepared that it may take you longer to get pregnant.
steps:
PRIMING YOURSELF: Here's what you can do to ensure the best possible chance of getting pregnant.
Take supplements: Start with prenatal vitamins at least a couple of months before you plan to get pregnant. The multi-vitamin must include zinc and 0.4 mg of folic acid, a vitamin that helps to prevent neural tube defects in your baby.
Arm yourself with vaccinations: Get vaccinated for German measles and chicken pox before you try to conceive.
Eat well-balanced meals: Food and fertility are linked. Make sure you and your partner eat nutritious meals.Avoid junk food
Exercise regularly and maintain ideal body weight: If you are overweight, try to lose kilos. If you are underweight, gain to improve your chances of conceiving.
Quit smoking and drinking: Smoking and drinking may cause deformities in your baby. Give up both immediately.
Avoid OTC drugs: Certain medication, like aspirin, can alter your ovulation cycle, making it harder to calculate your fertile period each month. If it's a painkiller you need, try acetaminophen instead.
Have smart sex: Make sure you have sex during your most fertile period.
In a 28-day menstrual cycle, that would be days 12 through 16.
Limit the amount of sex you have to only once per day during those 5 days to give your partner's sperm count time to return to its normal levels.

Facts about Capsicum

Chillies, capsicum frutescens, are native to tropical, central and South America. They The Portuguese were the first to introduce chillies to India.
Chillies contain capsaicin, a colourless, pungent, crystalline compound that is the source of hotness in peppers. This substance has been used to relieve pain, improve circulation and treat psoriasis topically. Research shows that capsaicin can also stimulate the appetite and boost metabolism.
Chillies are a rich source of Vitamin C. A fresh, medium-sized green chilli pod, has as much Vitamin C as 6 oranges! Chillies can help in releasing phlegm, increase sweating, and build up resistance to colds. Pungent chillies are also an important gastro-intestinal detoxicant. But avoid consuming them on an empty stomach, or if you suffer from hyperacidity, as they can irritate the stomach lining.

Tendulkar Opus

A London-based company will shortly release a book revealing Sachin Tendulkar's thoughts on his achievements on the cricket field.
A collectors edition book called “Tendulkar Opus” will be published on Sachin Tendulkar.Tendulkar Opus is the largest book ever published on the life and career of Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar.A London-based company is behind this limited edition book which will have 800 pages and will weight 35 kgs. Each book will bear the signature of the legend as reported by CNN-IBN.Sachin is the first individual sportsman to feature in an Opus collection.

GOOD SLEEP GOOD MEMORY

Los Angeles: A good night's sleep after a period of learning help brain preserve the most important memories, a new study has found.

Using data from a group of 44 college students aged 18 to 22, the study findings showed that sleeping helps brain use selective process to store most relevant information as long as four months.

The findings were presented Thursday at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies annual meeting, in Seattle.

The study was conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Think of sleep as a period of memory consolidation, where the sleeping brain calculates what is most important about a memory and selects the best candidates for long-term memory, said study author Jessica Payne, a postdoctoral fellow in psychology.

It i s found that that sleep seems to selectively preserve memories that are emotionally important and relevant to future goals.

People awakened after sleeping more than a few minutes are usually unable to recall the last few minutes before they fell asleep, earlier studies showed.

This sleep-related form of amnesia is the reason people often forget telephone calls or conversations they've had in the middle of the night. It also explains why people often do not remember their alarms ringing in the morning if they go right back to sleep after turning them off.

Yashwant Sinha quit as national president of BJP

Ranchi, June 13: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha Saturday quit as national vice president of the party. Sinha faxed his resignation letter to party president Rajnath Singh, party sources said.Sinha has reportedly sought reconstitution of the party in the light of its drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections. Sinha Saturday offered prayers at the Chinmastikka temple situated at Rajrappa in Ramgarh district. He refused to speak to media persons on the issue, saying: "I do not want to talk about it." Sinha in the past had attacked senior leader L.K. Advani over the Jinnah episode. He won from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Breastfeeding and Better Academic Achievement

A new study has found a link between breastfeeding and better academic performance.
According to American University professor Joseph Sabia and University of Colorado Denver professor Daniel Rees, nursing leads to better academic achievement in high school and an increased likelihood of attending college.
The study, published June 11 in the Journal of Human Capital, looked at the academic achievement of siblings, one of whom was breastfed as an infant and one of whom was not, and discovered that an additional month of breastfeeding was associated with an increase in high school GPA of 0.019 points and an increase in the probability of college attendance of 0.014.

As per the study, which used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, more than one half of the estimated effect of being breastfed on high school grades and approximately one-fifth of the estimated effect on college attendance can be linked to improvements in cognitive ability and health.
"The results of our study suggest that the cognitive and health benefits of breastfeeding may lead to important long-run educational benefits for children," said Sabia, a professor of public policy in AU's School of Public Affairs whose research focuses on health economics. "But this is just a start. Much work remains to be done to establish a definitive causal link," the expert added. Professors Sabia and Rees examined the breastfeeding histories and high school grades of 126 siblings from 59 families. Information on high school completion and college attendance data was obtained from 191 siblings belonging to 90 families. By comparing the academic achievement of siblings, this study was able to account for the influence of a variety of difficult-to-measure factors such as maternal intelligence and the quality of the home environment.

Priyamani in Arumugam


Actress Priyamani continues to get the maximum out of her newly found glamour image. The dark skinned beauty, who took many viewers by storm with her bikini act in 'Yamadhonga' in Tollywood recently, is now making rapid inroads in Tamil films as well as a glam doll.
She now has 'Arumugam' opposite Bharath getting ready for release. The film's audio was released last week in Chennai. The film is directed by Suresh Krissna, who directed Rajni in two of his greatest-ever hits in 'Baasha' and 'Annamalai'. After a break of few years, Suresh Krissna is back in action and is working with the younger generation of actors in Bharath and Priyamani.
In the trailer shown at the audio-launch, Priyamani sizzles in a black transparent saree in the song sequences with her male lead. Whatever was shown of the film left the audience thrilled and asking for more.

Three most creative people from india

Three Indians, including the Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, feature among the world’s 100 most creative people in business, according to a business magazine .
The latest list of the magazine FastCompany includes director of HP Labs, Mr Prith Banerjee and Ms Padamsree Warrior.
Rahman, the “Mozart of Madras,” as the Time magazine has dubbed him, has also been ranked as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the same magazine.
Ms Padmasree Warrior, chief technology officer of Cisco, is raised in Vijaywada district of Andhra Pradesh. Ms Warrior, 47, holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from IIT Delhi and a M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University. In 2007 she was awarded Doctor of Engineering, Honoris Causa from New York’s Polytechnic University.The business magazine said it had to look for “dazzling new thinkers, rising stars, and boldface names who cannot be ignored”.
The latest list features those whose creative talent addresses larger issues: “from the future of energy infrastructure to the evolution of philanthropy to next-generation media.”

Actress Parvathy excited with her second movie voice dubbing

Multilingual Actress Parvathy who hails from Kerala has created a record of sorts by dubbing her own voice fluently in her second Kannada film Male Barali Manju Irali. And she chose to speak in Kannada at the audio release function of the film that was held recently. She also entertained guests by singing a song from the film at the same event. Parvathy feels that Male Barali Manju Irali which is her seventh film will one of the best movies. “The sequences, the locations, the songs and even my characterisation is superb. Male Barali Manju Irali is a feel good love story. We shot the major portions of the film in the visually spectacular hilly region of Madikeri. The director wanted to shot the sequences in the rain. I can tell you that the audiences will have a feel of rain and mist when they watch this film,” says Parvathy.

srilanka beat pakisthan

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in a game to get a headstart in the Super Eight stage at the Twenty20 World Cup at Lord’s here on Friday.
After having recovered from a poor start to restrict the Lankans to 150 for 7, the Pakistanis were guilty of throwing away the match that seemed in their control at 101 for 3 in the 16th over with two set batsmen — Misbah-ul Haq and captain Younis Khan — at the crease. They ended up making 131 for 9.

Seven runs later, Younis Khan fell trying to force the pace, leaving the tailenders with an uphill task at the death but Lasith Malinga hammered the nails firmly into the Pakistan coffin.
Brief scores: Sri Lanka 150/7 in 20 overs (T. Dilshan 46) beat Pakistan 131/9 in 20 overs (Y. Khan 50; L. Malinga 3/17).

Beetroot salad


Ingredients
■ 3 cups canned sliced beets, drained
■ 1 red onion, sliced julienne
■ 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
■ 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
■ 1/4 salad or grape seed oil
■ Salt and pepper
Method:
Place all ingredients in salad bowl. Toss gently, season with
salt and pepper, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve in a
family style bowl.

Home remedy for thick hair growth

Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds in a bowl of water overnight. The next morning blend the seeds until you have a thin paste. Apply the paste to your hair and scalp and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before you wash your hair. If it is possible, soak the seeds during the day and apply the paste to your hair for the night. Wash it off the next morning with warm water. This is a very effective treatment and you can include it in your existing hair care routine. If you wash your hair on a daily basis, you can apply it every night before you sleep. Make sure that you wrap your hair securely in a shower cap and clean cloth to prevent the paste from staining your sheets.

Apple unveils new iPhone


Apple aims to make hot-selling iPhones even more appealing, premiering a speedier new model complete with a video camera and slashing the price of its predecessor to 99 dollars. Apple vice president of marketing Phil Schiller made the announcements Monday at an annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The new iPhone 3GS, the first model to capture video, will be available on June 19. “The ‘S’ stands for speed, this is the most powerful iPhone ever made by iphone.

Entirely new Features includes, a 16-gigabyte iPhone 3GS would cost 199 dollars while the 32-gigabyte model would cost 299 dollars. The price of an original eight-gigabyte iPhone 3G dropped to 99 dollars from 199 dollars as of Monday. Schiller also said a next-generation iPhone 3.0 operating system will be released worldwide on June 17 as a free upgrade to owners of the smartphones. Apple also reported it has sold more than 40 million iPhones and iPod Touch devices, which are essentially iPhones without mobile phone capabilities. Sales of applications for the devices reportedly passed a billion in April.

Thomas beatie gave birth to second child

Thomas Beatie, Beatie gave birth to a son early Tuesday in Bend, Oregon, and that the child would be nursed by his wife, Nancy.the transgendered man who created history last year by giving birth to a baby girl, has done it again.
Beatie, 35, was born a woman, but legally changed his gender. He decided to get pregnant after it emerged that Nancy could not conceive. Photos of a bearded pregnant Beatie caused a sensation last year.
ABC News quoted sources close to the couple as saying that it was a natural childbirth and not via Caesarean section. Beatie revealed last year that after giving birth to his first child he did not start again taking male hormones to allow him to get pregnant

Mussels and Potato Salad

Ingredients : Potato, large - 1 no
Mussels - 5 nos
Garlic, chopped - 1tsp.
White wine - 30 ml
Parsley chopped - 1 tsp
Extra virgin olive oil - 30 ml
Salt and pepper - to taste
Balsamic vinegar- 5 ml
Assorted lettuce - 1
handfulMethod: Peel the potatoes, cut into dices, and boil in salted water. Heat 15ml oil in a pan; add chopped garlic, mussels, and white wine. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from fire, adjust seasoning, and add chopped parsley and refrigerate for at least an hour with natural juices of the mussels. Arrange the diced potatoes on a bed of lettuce and place the mussels. Garnish with one whole mussel. Serve with olive oil and balsamic dressing.

Nikhil music director of Bollywood movie Made in kuwait



Kuwait: There are thousands of musicians out there who have composed musical pieces in our films that anyone would love to hear over and over again. No matter how many times you keep listening to this music, you are not going to get bored. It’s just amazing how music can totally take us to a different world especially when it is synchronized to the images of a motion picture. As the countdown begins for the premiere Kahin Na Kahin Milenge, we present Music Director Nikhil to our readers. The film produced by T-Bush, co-produced by Wency John Ferrao, and directed by T-Bush and Arif Kazi is the first Hindi Bollywood Film to be made in Kuwait. The premiere of the movie will be held on 12th June 6.30pm at Laila Gallery Cinamascape, Salmiya.His Excellency, Mr. Ajai Malhotra, Indian ambassador to Kuwait will be the chief guest at the premiere. The star cast of the film Kiran Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, Kishore Bhanushali, Manisha Ram Kelkar, Amit Bhanushali, etc, are expected to attend.The credit for the musical score of Kahin Na Kahin Milenge and it’s soundtracks goes to the young musician Nikhil from the Bollywood industry.The director, having a background of Western Classical, has been around for almost 2 decades now.
Nikhil got his first break in the film ‘Pyar Bhara Dil’ whose song ‘Banke Kitab Teri’ was quite popular. His journey had started since then, and there was no looking back. The music director has been very good at composing hit songs for new singers. His superhit numbers include ‘Achha Sila Diya Tune’ by Sonu Nigam, ‘Shukriya Shukriya’ by Agam Nigam, ‘Meri Pant Bhi Sexy’ for Govinda to name a few.Nikhil has composed for films like ‘Bewafa Sanam’ which launched Sonu Nigam as a playback singer. The flowing director has now composed for over 50 Bollywood films, 100 private albums, regional films and T V Serials. He is a versatile music artist and very passionate about composing music. He had the privilege to compose for super star Shah Rukh Khan in three films ‘Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke’, English Babu Desi Mem’, and ‘Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam’. Nikhil has also done compositions for popular serials like ‘Teacher’, ‘Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai’, ‘Ajeeb Dastan’ and ‘Heri Pheri’. His talent got to the top of the charts with Sonu Nigam s popular album ‘Jaan’. The album’s popularity displays a distinct Nikhil style of music. His next album Yaad with Sonu Nigam was not much of a success except for a few scores. The maestro has been doing pop albums with Abhijeet and Anuradha Paudwal as well. Nikhil has composed jingles and background scores of various ad films, some being anti piracy, anti-smoking, and various government campaigns. He also composed Award Track music for Zee Lux Gold Awards Nite, Zee Sangeet Awards, and Apsara Awards Nite.Nikhil received various platinum discs and trophies for outstanding sales of his film scores and albums (earlier with Vinay), from many music companies. Nikhil is contented that people appreciate his music. He is happy that somewhere down the line, he is getting that recognition. The renowned Bollywood entertainer has composed music for a especially penned song, ‘Ahlan wa Salhan’ in Kahin Na Kahin Milenge.

GM with mini car in INDIA

General motors depsite bankruptcy protection in the US is planning to develop a small car cheapest globally, at price tag of under Rs 2 lakh.
The company was looking at developing a car from India that would be positioned below the 'Spark' mini car. Apart from India, it could well be positioned in similar foreign markets like Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and even possibly China.
GM's own upcoming engine plant could make the price attractive to serve other markets. The company plans to increase local content on its India-made cars to make them more competitive on the price front.

Nokia N97, the touchscreen phone


The world's largest cellphone maker Nokia has launched its new top-of-the-range smartphone model N97. New model would go on sale in more than 75 countries in Jun.

The sleek handset pairs a 3.5 inch touchscreen with a QWERTY keyboard.

The slide-out QWERTY keyboard is a full 3-row. The smartphone transforms from a

touch slate to a landscape QWERTY device. There's a tilting touchscreen display and

a customisable home screen that can be personalised with widgets


It offers :

1)A strong 32GB memory with microSD for adding 16GB more (making it a staggering 48GB)

2) 5 megapixel camera (with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash), support for

Nokia's N-Gage gaming system and handwriting recognition.


Features : A 3.5mm headset jack, microUSB port used for syncing and charging, Haptic feedback and 1500 mAh battery.

It runs on S60, the latest version of Nokia's Symbian operating system.

Dangerous search terms on WEB

According to a recent study by computer security company McAfee, most of the popular
search terms like current events, gadgets and celebrities are used by cyber criminals to
lure their victims.

The Web's Most Dangerous Search Terms differ across the globe.

US :terms include :word unscrambler, free music downloads and MySpace.
France: include poker, solitaire, deezer and billiards.
UK: Bebo, friv, hot UK deals and YouTube .
India:
1.Waptrick(largest Mobile Java Games sites )
maximum risk percentage of 30.09 per cent. The `maximum risk' here refers to the maximum percentage of risky sites a user might encounter on a single page of search results.

2.Bollywood's current heartthrob Katrina Kaif.
maximum risk percentage of 28.6.
3.Orkut ranks at no. 3 on the most dangerous Indian search terms list.
maximum risk percentage of 25.96.
In December 2008, Orkut was hit by a Worm that compromised over 400,000 users. According to research reports, Orkut is most popular in Brazil and India.
4. Yahoo Mail. California-based Yahoo's free email service has a maximum risk percentage of 25.96.

5. Bollywood's lover boy Shahid Kapur, the chocolate hero, ranks at no. 5 in the list. Among the most Googled young actors, Shahid Kapoor beats his rivals Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan in terms of online search.
The report says that the term Shahid Kapur has a maximum risk level of 22.2 per cent.

6.Free email service Rediffmail is at no. 6 on the list of most dangerous search terms in India. The maximum risk percentage of search term Rediffmail is at 20 per cent, according to McAfee report.

7. Another dangerous search phrase is: 'How to earn money'. With the global economic crisis leading to huge job losses, the phrase has shot up on Internet searches. Term has a maximum risk percentage of 16.7.

8. An online search on Telegu actress Namitha Kapoor can be as dangerous as looking for
'How to earn money' ideas. Namitha according to the report has a maximum risk level of
16.7 per cent.

9.Many people may not find Shimla a perfect holiday destination, however, the capital of Himachal Pradesh continues to be the most popular destination, a fact reflected by its online search rating.Shimala continues to be high on search rating charts and with it, its risk level. The term Shimla shares maximum risk percentage of 16.7 along with 'How to earn money' and Namitha Kapoor.

10. Another term in india is Beijing 2008 Olympic games.The term has a maximum risk level of 14.3 per cent.
During the games, users were warned of Olympic themed messages as many phishing attacks lured Netizens with messages declaring recipients winners of the Olympic lottery.

Scientist Barry John Developed a software to change sex

A software has been developed by computer scientist Barry John Theobald at the University of East Anglia in the UK and Iain Matthews, formerly at Carnegie Mellon University and now at Weta Digital in Wellington, New Zealand. They claim that they can change the sex of a person on a computer by taking a live video feed of a person talking. In fact, according to the scientists, the software can take a live video feed of a person talking and make them look and sound like somebody else. During resaerch , the scientists recorded video of volunteers performing 30 different facial expressions such as frowning, smiling and looking surprised. For each expression, the positions of key facial features, such as the eyes, nose and corners of the lips, were manually labelled. That annotated footage was used to "train" software to recognise the face of each individual featured in the set. Once trained on a person in this way, it can closely track every move of their face in video footage. Those movements can then be transferred onto the face of another "known" person by calculating how the recipient's features need to change to take on each new expression.

3,000 new job opportunities in Abu Dhabi despite economic crisis


Despite the current global economic crisis, Abu Dhabi continues to enjoy a relatively healthy job market as revealed by around 3,000 new job opportunities on Jobs.the website is Abu Dhabi — www.jobs.abudhabi.ae — an e-government initiative by the emirate.
The job placement site, which was launched on October 19 last year, offers effective virtual job market solutions with over three million resumes available for government and private sector entities to search through as well as hundreds of vacancies for job-seekers to choose from.
The website also aims to provide employment data to the government and help drive government initiatives such as the development of underdeveloped regions and the creation of women-friendly work environments.

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