July 31, 2010

Rahul Mahajan Get Accused of Physical Abuse by Wife Dimpy

Rahul Mahajan's showy wedding on reality television, watched by millions across the country and abroad, seems headed for a split with second wife Dimpy Ganguly alleging that her husband, son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, had punched, kicked and dragged her by the hair.

Dimpy married Rahul - who gained national notoriety after his father's death because of his brushes with the law - on the Imagine TV reality show 'Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega' in March this year amid much hoopla and media attention.
The 22-year-old Kolkata-based model told NDTV channel Friday: 'Rahul beat me up early Thursday morning after waking me up to know the contents of a message that had beeped on my phone. When I asked him to go back to sleep, he flew into a rage and began hitting me. He punched, kicked and dragged me by the hair.'

On Friday, Dimpy told reporters in Mumbai that she needs time to recover and wants to be left alone.
Talking to reporters briefly, Ganguly said: 'Rahul and I just had a conversation and he sincerely regrets what happened.
'We are both very upset and I am extremely hurt. I need time to think about this and recover from whatever has happened. Till that time, I want to be left alone,' she added.
Ganguly reportedly had stayed with Poonam Mahajan, Rahul's sister, after alleged physical abuse by her husband. She has now returned to Rahul's residence.
Ganguly had left Rahul's place after the spat at around 4 a.m. Thursday.
This is the second time Rahul has been accused of domestic violence. Earlier, his first wife and childhood friend Shweta Singh had accused him of physically abusing her. They separated in 2008. In 2006, Rahul was arrested on charges of drug abuse.
In New Delhi, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath responded by saying a panel would investigate the allegations if Dimpy complained.
'I will ask the National Commission for Women (NCW) to look into the matter if she (Dimpy) lodges a formal complaint with us. Domestic violence in no way is acceptable,' Tirath told reporters here.
In an interview to a Mumbai Mirror, Dimpy alleged that Rahul beat her up regularly and also pointed a gun to her head in one of their fights.
Friends, relatives and close associates said the couple along with family members were trying to resolve the issue.
'I have known Rahul to be a sober and thoughtful individual. There might have been some difference of opinion between the couple, but I am sure it can be resolved through a mature discussion,' said Prakash Mahajan, Rahul's uncle.
Rahul remained unavailable for his reaction despite repeated attempts.

July 28, 2010

Passenger Plane Crash with 152 People In Pakistan

A passenger jet carrying 152 people crashed into the hills surrounding Pakistan's capital amid rain Wednesday, officials said. At least five people were killed and five wounded, but many more were feared dead.
The cause of the Airblue crash was not immediately clear, said Pervez George, a civil aviation official. He said the plane had left the southern city of Karachi at 7:45 a.m. for a two-hour scheduled flight to Islamabad and was trying to land during difficult weather. Airblue is a private service based in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city.
"The plane was about to land at the Islamabad airport when it lost contact with the control tower, and later we learned that the plane had crashed," George said, adding that the model of the plane was Airbus 321 and the flight number was ED202.
Guards with the forestry service said they had found some wreckage and seen at least five dead bodies, said Imtiaz Inayat Ali, an official with Islamabad's Capital Development Authority. Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik said at least five wounded passengers had been rescued.
Pakistani news channels showed what appeared to be wreckage of the plane as a helicopter hovered above the heavily forested hills to assess the situation. Fire was visible and smoke was blowing up from the scene. The army said it was sending special troops to the area to help out along with helicopters.
At the Islamabad airport, hundreds of friends and relatives of those on board the flight swarmed ticket counters desperately seeking information. A large cluster of people also surrounded the list of passengers on the flight, which was posted near the Airblue ticket counter.
"Nobody is guiding anyone. People are running from one counter to another," said Arshad Mahmood, whose brother, Maulana Nawab Ulhasan, a prayer leader in a town near Islamabad, was on the flight.
"I'm praying for his survival, but I think there is little hope," Mahmood said.
Arshad Ali said his cousin, Raza Ali, was supposed to be on the flight but missed it in Karachi on his way from Canada.
"We are happy he missed the flight, but things here are in shambles at the airport," Ali said. "For God's sake, take care of the worried people, the relatives of those who were on the unfortunate plane. They have no information and are just running here and there."
Saqlain Altaf told Pakistan's ARY news channel that he was on a family outing in the hills when he saw the plane looking unsteady in the air. "The plane had lost balance, and then we saw it going down," he said, adding that he heard the crash.
Officials at first thought it was a small plane, but later revised that. George said 146 passengers were on the flight along with six crew members.
Raheel Ahmed, a spokesman for the airline, said an investigation would be launched, but that for now the focus was to find survivors. The plane was no more than eight years old, and it had no known technical issues, Ahmed said. He added that to his knowledge, the pilots had not sent any emergency signals.
Airblue flies within Pakistan as well as internationally to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and the United Kingdom.
The only previous recorded accident for Airblue, a carrier that began flying in 2004, was a tailstrike in May 2008 at Quetta airport by one of the airline's Airbus 321 jets. There were no casualties and damage was minimal, according to the U.S.-based Aviation Safety Network.
The Airbus 320 family of medium-range jets, which includes the 321 model that crashed Wednesday, is one of the most popular in the world, with about 4,000 jets delivered since deliveries began in 1988.
Twenty-one of the aircraft have been lost in accidents since then, according to the Aviation Safety Network's database. The deadliest was a 2007 crash at landing in Sao Paolo by Brazil's TAM airline, in which all 187 people on board perished, along with 12 others on the ground.
The last major plane crash in Pakistan was in July 2006 when a Fokker F-27 twin-engine aircraft operated by Pakistan International Airlines slammed into a wheat field on the outskirts of the central Pakistani city of Multan, killing all 45 people on board.
In August 1989, another PIA Fokker, with 54 people onboard, went down in northern Pakistan on a domestic flight. The plane's wreckage was never found.
In September 1992, a PIA Airbus A300 crashed into a mountain in Nepal, killing all 167 people on board. Investigators found the plane was flying 1,500 feet lower than it reported as it approached the Katmandu airport.


July 27, 2010

The History and the Men Behind 1911 Shield Wining

From 1910 to 1912,Mohun Bagan consecutively triumphed Bengal Jimkhana Shield. Obviously Mohun Bagan earned the highest position among all the Indian teams. 
Then came the year 1911,one of the most memorable years, in the history of Indian football. Mohun Bagan reached the final after defeating St. Xavier’s in the first round, by 3 goals to nil, Rangers in the second round by the same score again, Rifle Brigade in the third round by 1 goal to nil and Middlesex Regiment in the Semifinal .1st day of semifinal was a draw.But finally Mohun Bagan reached final after victory by 3 goals to nil against Middlesex Regiment. 
Mohun Bagan Before 1911 I.F.A Shield
East York Before 1911 I.F.A Shield

The 29th of July 1911. Mohun Bagan lost in toss and was placed towards Eden Garden, and East York towards Fort William. The match referee was H.G.Puller.Under the captainship of Shibdas Bhaduri,Mohun Bagan players entered the ground encircled by thousands of supporters hopefully looking forward for the victory. The captain of East York team was Sergeant Jackson. The total match time at that time was 50 mins and a break of 5 mins in between. In the first half, Mohun Bagan was in an aggressive approach. The effort of Kanu Roy, Shibdas Bhaduri and Bijoydas Bhaduri is worth mentioning. Equally attacking was East York. But there was no goal.In the second half, Mohun Bagan was under tremendous pressure. At the end of 15 mins, Sergeant Jackson lobbed the ball to score the first goal. But hardly 5 mins passed and Shibdas Bhaduri of Mohun Bagan equaled the scoreboard. And eventually after a restless tug of war Mohun Bagan experienced the final strike. The hero of this historical moment was Abhilash Ghosh who hit the neat goal, by grabbing a quick pass from Shibdas, just at the verge of the end of the game, when only 2 minutes were left. Mohun Bagan won IFA Shield. All the spectators were astonished by the stunning performance of Mohun Bagan. The Indians burst in ecstasy. The most incredible fact of the game was that all the players of Mohun Bagan were barefooted. And those outstanding 11 players of the final match were

1.  Hiralal Mukherjee (Goal)
2.  Bhuti Sukul(Back)
3.  Sudheer Chatterjee (Back)
4.  Monmohan Mukherjee (Back)
5.  Rajen Sengupta (Back)
6.  Neelmadhav Bhattacharya (Half back)
7.  Kanu Roy (Forward)
8.  Habul Sarkar (Forward)
9.  Abhilash Ghosh (Forward)
10. Bijoydas Bhaduri (Forward)
11. Shibdas Bhaduri (Forward)

Post Credit: mohunbaganac.com


July 26, 2010

29th July- The Red Letter Day For Mohun Bagan Athletic Club

29th July is a red letter day in Indian History and a great day for the club as well and is celebrated as Mohun Bagan Day each year. This year is all the more significant since this is the centenary year of the great victory. To commemorate this great victory, a "Special Cover" duly authorized by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Government of India, would be released by His Excellency Mr. M. K. Narayanan, Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal.
Mohun Bagan Ratna will be conferred posthumously on the Team Members of 1911 (except captain Shibdas Bhaduri who has already been honoured with Mohun Bagan Ratna before). This event would take place on 29th July, 2010 at Mohun Bagan Athletic Club Tent premises in the Maidan from 6:30 pm onwards.
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club was established in the year 1889. It is the first ever Indian club to have won the IFA Shield defeating East Yorkshire Regiment by 2-1 on 29th July, 1911 to create history and make the whole world sit up and take notice of the Indian struggle for freedom against imperial Britain. The Government of India released a postage stamp in 1989 to commemorate this famous victory and to honour the club and its Immortal Eleven for the fight for an oppressed country. This is the only postage stamp in India based on a club. Mohun Bagan club was also declared as the "National Soccer Club of India."
The Special Cover will be available from club on 29th July after its release and thereafter from souvenier shop of the club next day onwards till stocks last.



July 24, 2010

How to Download & Install Indian Rupee Symbol Font On Your Computer

Indian Rupee symbol has granted & India got it's first symbol, that leads her to join the elite club of five nations those have own symbol. As a Indian every one should be proud of this.

But did you know how to download & install Indian Rupee symbol font in your computer? Don't know till now? So you are backdated. Know how to  download & install Indian Rupee symbol on your computer & type it in MS Word.

The first thing you have to do that is to download this font. To download this CLICK HERE.

After you download save it to your desktop. Then just copy the .ttf file & go to the control panel. Now you have to just paste the file into font folder. Your font installed.

Indian Rupee Symbol Font

But how you write the symbol on MS Word? Open a MS Word. Go to the font style & find the Rupee Foradian from your fonts.Press the button above of the tab button. You can see the Rupee Symbol in your MS Word file. Is not it so easy to download & install. Proud to be an India.


July 23, 2010

Greendex - A Worldwide Tracking Survey by Nat Geo

What Is the Greendex?
You've heard about it for years now—everyone’s interested in being green. But do you really know how your personal choices are adding up? What about the choices of your fellow citizens? What behaviors are people adopting globally that have a positive impact on environmental sustainability? What has changed—and what hasn’t—in the past few years?
This is the third year National Geographic has partnered with GlobeScan to develop an international research approach to measure and monitor consumer progress towards environmentally sustainable consumption. The key objectives of this unprecedented consumer tracking survey are to provide regular quantitative measures of consumer behavior and to promote sustainable consumption.

Click Here for download the PDF Docs of this report & also visit http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/greendex/

Why? We want to inspire action both among the millions that the National Geographic brand touches worldwide, and among others who will hear about this study. A chief component of this effort is giving people a better idea of how consumers in different countries are doing in taking action to preserve our planet by tracking, reporting, and promoting environmentally sustainable consumption and citizen behavior.

This quantitative consumer study of 17,000 consumers in a total of 17 countries (14 in 2008) asked about such behavior as energy use and conservation, transportation choices, food sources, the relative use of green products versus traditional products, attitudes towards the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues. A group of international experts helped us determine the behaviors that were most critical to investigate.

The result: the third annual National Geographic/GlobeScan "Consumer Greendex," a scientifically derived sustainable consumption index of actual consumer behavior and material lifestyles across 17 countries. We will continue to track the Greendex over time, including comparability across the selection of countries representing both the developed and developing world.

Overall Results
In their third annual survey to measure and monitor consumer behaviors that have an impact on the environment, the National Geographic Society and the international polling firm GlobeScan have found that environmentally friendly behavior among consumers in 10 out of 17 countries has increased over the past year. The survey results show that environmentally friendly consumer behavior, as measured by the Greendex, has now increased from 2008 levels in all but one of the 14 countries polled in both 2008 and 2010. By environmentally friendly consumer behavior, we mean people’s transportation patterns, household energy and resource use, consumption of food and everyday consumer goods, and what consumers are doing to minimize the impact these activities have on the environment.
“Greendex 2010: Consumer Choice and the Environment — A Worldwide Tracking Survey” is a comprehensive measure of consumer behavior in 65 areas relating to housing, transportation, food and consumer goods. Greendex 2010 ranks average consumers in 17 countries according to the environmental impact of their consumption patterns and is the only survey of its kind.

As in 2008, the top-scoring consumers of 2010 are in the developing economies of India, Brazil, China, in descending order. American consumers’ behavior still ranks as the least sustainable of all countries surveyed since the inception of the survey three years ago, followed by Canadian, French and British consumers. Consumers in emerging economies continue to round out the top tier of the Greendex ranking, while the six lowest scores were all earned by consumers in industrialized countries.

Consumers registering the largest 2010 vs. 2008 increase in environmentally sustainable consumer behavior were the Indians, Russians and Americans. Environmentally sustainable behavior among average consumers in India, China, Mexico, Russia, Hungary, Japan, Great Britain, and Canada has also increased steadily each year. In contrast, consumers in Germany, Spain, Sweden, France and South Korea have slipped slightly over the past year.

Notably, in a majority of the countries surveyed since 2008, three-year trends toward improvement have occurred. While these increases in Greendex scores are sometimes subtle, the trend is in a positive direction. Others have been more distinct. For instance, Americans’ average Greendex score has increased by 1.3 points in each year. Still, Americans have yet to surpass Canadians’ 2008 score.

Much of the increase in the overall Greendex scores was due to more sustainable behavior in the housing category in both 2009 and 2010. Here, the Greendex measures the energy and resources consumed by people’s homes. Americans, Hungarians, British and Australians all saw marked increases in this area, as consumers made moves to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. In some countries, economic stimulus programs may have been a factor in motivating change.

Changes in personal behavior within the categories of personal transportation, food and consumer goods were mixed, with some countries improving and some deteriorating.

The survey results show that both cost considerations and environmental concerns motivated consumers to adopt more environmentally sustainable behavior over the past year. When consumers who reported decreases in their energy consumption were asked why their consumption declined, most cited cost as one of their top two reasons, but significant percentages ranging from approximately 20 percent to 50 percent said that environmental concerns were one of the main reasons for the decrease.

When asked to what extent 10 different factors discourage them from doing more for the environment than they do now, the largest proportion across the 17 countries said they do not do more because companies make false claims about the environmental impacts of their products. The second most commonly cited obstacle was that further individual efforts are not worth it if governments and industries do not also take action.

GlobeScan’s analysis of the data reveals that these two perceptions directly or indirectly suppress more sustainable consumption and put downward pressure on Greendex scores. Cost, a lack of environmentally friendly options and information are barriers for significantly fewer people. The belief that environmental problems are exaggerated is the least common obstacle. It appears that consumers are sending a message that they want “less talk and more action” from business and government, or at least action before talk.

Credit: nationalgeographic.com


July 22, 2010

Muralitharan Creates History, Bags 800 Test Wicket

Sri Lankan Cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has created history in Test Cricket by taking 800 wickets for first time.

The Galle test match is the last test match of  Murali's Career. He has become the only test cricketer in the world to achieve the record.

India also booked it's name in the test history, as well as Pragyan Ojha, the last victim of the great Muralitharan as 800th wicket. Before this test he has 492 wickets in his bag. He took 5 wickets in first innings & took lat 3 at second innings.


July 21, 2010

Most Amazing and Creative Ads You Must See

Now a days we can see advertisement in everywhere. We see advertisement in print media, in television and in every day when we see advertisement in internet. Here you can see a few advertisement that will amaze you, you have not seen before like this.


July 19, 2010

Fatal Train Accident Killed Over 70 Passengers in West Bengal, 150 Injured

As many as 70 people were killed and more than hundred others injured in yet another deadliest train accident on Early Monday.
The incident took place after the stationary Bhagalpur-Ranchi Vananchal Express was hit from behind by the speeding Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga Express at Sainthia station in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

48 bodies have been pulled out of the badly mangled coaches of Vananchal Express till now. The death toll is likely to mount further as rescue operation is still underway.
Helpline Numbers

Eastern Railway has opened control rooms following the accident. The stations and their phone numbers are-

Sealdah-033-23503535,  033-23503535,  033-23503537 and 033-23503537

Malda-06436-222061, 06436-222061

Bhagalpur - 06412-4222433

Jamalpur - 063444-3101

Birbhum District Magistrate Soumitra Mohan confirmed the death of 48 passengers, which includes the driver MC Dey and assistant driver NK Mnadal of the Uttarbanga Express and the guard of the Vananchal Express A Mukherjee.

Railway minister Mamata Banerjee, Chairman of Railway Board Vivek Sahay, Railway Board Member (Electrical) Sudesh Kumar and Director General of Railway Health Service B K Ramteke, Eastern Railway General Manager V N Tripathy and other senior officials have left for Sainthia. She has ordered an inquiry into the mishap. Eastern Railway Safety Commissioner Arti Yadav will lead the probe.

Vananchal Express was running several hours behind the scheduled time of 20.54 pm and was about to leave the station when the accident occurred.

The scheduled arrival and departure of Uttarbanga Express at Sainthia was 1.38 am . It was not clearly known why the train, which was to halt at the station, arrived on a high speed.
An Eastern Railway spokesman said the Vananchal Express was standing at platform 4 when the speeding Uttarbanga Express, coming from New Coochbehar, hit it from the rear. Three rear coaches of the Vananchal Express bore the brunt of the collision and were badly mangled. Such was the impact of the collision that one of the coaches went up to the overbridge.

The authorities were using gas-cutters to cut open the coaches and bring out the dead and rescue the injured.


July 17, 2010

Download India's First Ever Web Browser Epic

India’s long ambition of being a part of the ongoing battle royale of web browsers is fulfilled  with the rolling out of Epic Web Browser, the first-ever browser of the country. This wonderful feat has been achieved by Hidden Reflex, a software and web application product startup based in Bangalore.
Built on the Mozilla platform, Epic has certain striking features that make it a unique browser altogether. The first time when I opened the browser for a firsthand experience, I saw a peacock with full blown feathers. And it was enchanting enough. Here is what Epic looks like:

To Download Epic Click Here

Some of its unique features are:
•    An inbuilt anti-virus, powered by ESET, whose NOD 32 product is very popular the world over
•    India centric with support for 12 different Indian languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu and Punjabi
•    Indic app allows for typing in these Indian languages
•    More than 1500 themes ranging from freedom fighters to film stars to represent the unity in diversity of the country
•    A word processor to create or edit documents
•    India specific news from popular publications
•    Social Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter on the sidebar, apart from YouTube( watchable in a pop-up window), Gmail and Yahoo
•    Other useful sidebar widgets include Travel, Stocks, Maps, and Jobs
•    File backup and My Computer utilities
A team of 12 engineers have been coding and developing really hard since two years to come up with this indigenous, yet promising web browser. This is what Alok Bhardwaj, CEO of the company has to say, “Epic will be useful to all types of users, including hard-core multi taskers and newbies.”
All said and done, Epic does not seem to be another run-of-the mill browser. But it will definitely need some time.

Source : www.watblog.com


Indian Rupee Symbol On Computer Within 3 Months

Now that the Indian rupee has an identity, the question is: how soon will our computer keyboards start reflecting it? Very quickly, it seems. Vendors say they will roll out the symbol as soon as the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) sets the guidelines, since it takes only a minor software change to incorporate it. 

Techies say what is required is simple internal coding to assign an additional function to any one of the existing keys that currently holds a single function. The IT industry is awaiting standards from BIS on where and how the new function has to be allocated. "We are fully equipped to integrate the rupee symbol; it requires only a software code change. It would not take more than a production cycle, or about three months, once the standard guidelines for adoption of the same are introduced," said an HCL Infosystems spokesperson. 
It would be interesting to see which single-function key (Insert, Page Up, Page Down, Delete or some function key) will bear the rupee symbol. According to S Rajendran, chief marketing officer, Acer India, technically it's an almost inconsequential issue. 
"It requires some simple internal coding. We just have to tell our manufacturers to make the plastic injection moulds with the new symbol. We can bring out a changed keyboard almost immediately. But it's important that the entire ecosystem first accepts it and starts using it." Keyboard supplier Intex Technologies has launched talks with vendors to incorporate the new symbol in their products. 
"This will gain momentum as soon as we receive the authenticated design. Similarly, we have asked mobile handset vendors to incorporate the new symbol in their software," said Ramesh A Vaswani, executive VC of Intex. 

To Read My Previous Post About this Visit :  http://atanu-ghosal.blogspot.com/2010/06/indian-rupee-prepared-to-join-elite.html 


July 12, 2010

Netherland's Journey End Again At Final

Poor, poor Holland.  It seems it is their destiny to get so close to the World Cup without ever getting to embrace it.   They played a heroic match today, but could not do the trick.  They became the fourth successive team in the knockout round to succumb to a 0-1 loss to the Spanish football machine.   Spain have been magnificent in this tournament,  other than their shock loss to the Swiss in their opening match.
When the Spanish defence broke down, Iker Casillas was there to deny the Dutch the joy they sought.  Arjen Robben was through on goal alone twice only to be foiled by Casillas.  For me the turning point of the match was Robben’s second breakthough.  Puyol was draped all over him and it is only by a miracle that Robben stayed on his feet.  Had he gone down, Puyol would have been sent off and the advantage would have been Holland’s.  Robben stayed on his feet and Casillas mopped up the ball easily.  Robben knew he had blown it and ran after the ref in frustration.
When you look at the match Holland were lucky in the first half to keep both Van Bommel and De Jong on the pitch after some absolutely brutal fouls committed by both.  De Jong in particular should have been sent off for a putting his boot, studs up, into Alonso’s chest.  Referee Webb showed great restraint and  went to incredible lengths to keep the Dutch players on the pitch.  In my view this is the right approach because nothing ruins a football match more than sendings off in the first half.
Oh! Robben

Despite the fact I am pro-Dutch, I  have to take my hat off to Spain, especially Iniesta, who was on the wrong end of some brutal fouls, but bounced back as though nothing had happened to him.  This is what makes players at this level so special, they have incredible guts as well as skill.  Most players would have backed off after being fouled so brutally, but there was Iniesta, on the ball again immediately, without any sign of fear.
Holland cannot complain, as they had the chances to win but did not finish.   They received many breaks from referee Webb, and really pushed their luck with discipline.
Spain were great throughout the tournament, with the only complaint being how few goals they actually scored.  They only scored 8 goals, the fewest ever scored by a champion in the World Cup.   Spain’s game was never about scoring goals in bunches; rather, their game was about executing at the right time.  Their ability to get the winning goal when necessary was quite uncanny.   Each player for Spain played their role perfectly, and Vicente Del Bosque must be complimented for being a great manager.  Only France and Germany have won the European Championships and the World Cup Finals back-to-back.
For the Dutch, it is back to the drawing board, and they must live with the cruel legacy of three lost World Cup finals.