Saturday, July 7, 2012
It was just a few days ago when a high street retailer conducted a poll to present a list of Hollywood ladies with the best cleavages of all time.
Based on what we all saw, we can say that Bollywood actresses would have proved to be tough competition, had they been included in the glorious list.
Here's looking at actresses with the best cleavages in the last five years!
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The 38-year-old actress, one of the prettiest faces around, has a curvy body to boot.
Despite serious criticism of her post-baby body, the actress trumped us all with her glam avatar at Cannes 2012.
A bomb in a parked car killed seven people and wounded 20 on Friday when it exploded in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi, police and hospital sources.
The explosion in Ramadi, 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Baghdad, killed mostly women in a residential area, the sources said.
"We heard a big explosion and when we arrived at the scene found a car parked in the fire," said a police officer.
"The bodies were scattered everywhere and some houses were destroyed," he said, declining to be identified. He said police had begun to evacuate the wounded and cordoned off the area in case of explosions.
Five of the injured were in critical condition, a hospital source said.
Despite the violence in Iraq has declined since its peak in 2006-07, last month at least 237 people died and 603 were injured in the attacks, making it one of the bloodiest months since American troops withdrew late last year.
Iran's intelligence let the secret services of countries like Israel, Germany, France, Britain and the confused U.S., Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said, Mehr reported.
Moslehi was speaking before Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran recently to discuss the capture of the terrorist groups responsible for eaths several of Iran's nuclear scientists.
Iran Intelligence Agency issued a statement saying that the murderers who were responsible for the deaths of several of Iran's nuclear scientists, including Majid Shahriari, Fars.
Shahriari was killed in a terrorist bombing 2.010, while the university professor Fereidoon Abbasi (now Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran) miraculously survived the explosion.
Moslehi said that these established terrorist groups were brought together by the above countries, and orchestrated from the outside.
He said that world powers were wondering how Iran managed to catch these two groups at 6 months.
Moslehi, said Iranian intelligence ministry continues to protect the interests of the country, provide the necessary security and prevent enemies from harming Iran through Internet cyber-attacks.
MEXICO CITY: Enrique Peña Nieto decisively won Mexico's presidential election, the election office said on Friday, issuing the final voting results after a demand for a recount of his nearest rival.
Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who had challenged the provisional count, won 31.59 percent of the vote, against 38.21 percent for Peña Nieto, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, according to final results in the website independent Federal Electoral Institute.
IFE also gave Josefina Vazquez Mota, to govern the outgoing president, Felipe Calderon of the National Action Party, or PAN, 25.41 percent of the vote.
The results were announced after a vote by vote thorough recount of the results to a little over half the country's polling stations 143.144 which lasted longer than expected. It all started Wednesday and ended early Friday, a day late.
IFE executive director Benito Nacif told Formato 21 radio that the delay was due to "a large number of open tickets", and in some cases, lengthy discussions among election officials about some of the votes in doubt.
Lopez Obrador, who stated categorically that a massive vote-buying scheme had been used, had demanded a full recount.
The Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) held a press conference Thursday afternoon by reiterating his claim that the PRI tried to "buy" votes by distributing 1.8 million gift cards worth "billions of pesos ".
He did, however, call for mass protests in the same way as it did in 2006, when he lost by less than one percent, said fraud and demonstrations that paralyzed Mexico City for over a month.
The young Peña Nieto, 45, a former governor of the populous state of Mexico, is married to the glamorous soap star Angelica Rivera and benefited from family connections with the powerful old guard of the PRI political as well as a smart the carefully orchestrated media appearances.
"All this is documented," Lopez Obrador said, adding that his leftist coalition filed complaints with election officials in early February. He noted that "millions of votes bought."
Peña Nieto of the PRI was synonymous with the Mexican state, and who ruled for seven decades until 2000 with a mixture of patronage, repression, rigged elections and bribery.
An anti-PRI "mega-march" has been announced for Saturday in Mexico City through online forums and leaflets delivered in the street, but it was unclear who is organizing it.
PAN also filed a complaint about alleged PRI cards of cash from the bank before the vote. The PRI, in turn filed complaints against two rivals who claim gifts to voters.
Vazquez Mota, the candidate of the ruling party, on Thursday, told reporters that campaign spending should be examined "very closely" - a glancing blow to the PRI. "We can not allow the illegal use of resources to go unpunished," he said.
Peña Nieto, who declared victory on Sunday, inherits a country ravaged by a brutal drug war and the economy of a struggle to create jobs.
Of course Mexico's next president moved quickly to try to dispel fears that the corrupt practices of the PRI's authoritarian turn could make a comeback.
"We are a new generation. We are not going to last. My government is looking to the future," he told foreign journalists on Monday.
World leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Peña Nieto commended for his apparent victory.
- AFP / of
A woman in Arizona is facing child abuse charges after she admitted pouring beer into the cup to sip your 2 year old children.
Valerie Marie Topete was arrested this week after admitting to police action.
She reportedly told authorities that the child was "get saved" by his beer so poured into your cup. The child was not injured.
However, the 36-year-old now faces charges of child abuse.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, authorities were called to a pizza place in Phoenix on Tuesday night after witnesses reported seeing Topete poured beer on your child's sippy cup.
Witnesses said the boy drank the cup and was alone at the table with his sippy cup.
"The officers interviewed the suspect who made admissions to pour the beer into the glass, because the child continues to reach" the pitcher of beer, "Los Angeles Times quoted police in Phoenix, said in a statement.
"The mother told officers the child first drink of the cup, but later indicated that the child may have drunk some of the content," the statement said.
The child was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, and was later released to the care of his father.
CANADA: A one-time anorexic from Toronto turned world-class competitive eater clinched his fourth straight hamburger title in Washington on Tuesday on the eve of New York's iconic hot dog classic.
Peter Czerwinski, 24, ate 15 hamburgers in the space of 10 minutes at the Z-Burger Independence Burger Eating Championship to win a $1,000 prize plus a similar amount of gift cards for the local burger chain.
"Right now, I feel full, but I'm excited I defended my title," said Czerwinski, who holds Guinness records for eating a raw onion in 43.53 seconds and for swallowing the most Ferrero Rocher chocolates -- nine -- in a minute.
"Some people will find this very gross, but they're still watching. They can't turn away." Czerwinski, who claims to have won most of the competitive eating events that he has entered, was hospitalized for anorexia 10 years ago. Today, he lists bodybuilding among his passions.
In New York, world champion hot dog eaters prepared to flock to Coney Island on Wednesday, the Independence Day holiday in the United States, to determine who can wolf down the most wieners and buns in 10 minutes.
Some 40,000 people are expected to descend on Nathan's Famous hot dog stand on the iconic Brooklyn beach for the competitive eating classic that is held every Fourth of July. AFP
HONG KONG: China's secretive troops stationed in Hong Kong face a slew of restrictions to prevent them from indulging in the city's "capitalist lifestyle", a report said Wednesday, in a rare glimpse of their military life.
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) took over defence duties in Hong Kong after Britain handed the southern Chinese city over in 1997, with operations long-shrouded in secrecy.
But after a rare visit granted to the South China Morning Post recently, the paper said the 6,000 troops led a life that was "cut off almost completely from a city that they train so rigorously to defend".
The soldiers, sailors and airmen are strictly confined to their 18 barracks across the semi-autonomous city, and have to spend even their weekly day off in their dormitories, prevented from engaging with the Hong Kong public. AFP
Polls opened Saturday for the first national elections in Libya in more than four decades through acts of sabotage in the east of the protesters who think that their region is under-represented in the new Congress.
In Tripoli, polling stations opened on time at 5 am GMT, with lines of eager voters to elect the National Congress, which will lead the country for a period of transition, a journalist, said.
"Words can not capture my joy, this is a historic day," said Omran Fawziya, 40, one of the first women in line at school, Ali Abdullah Warith in the heart of the capital.
Voters are presented wrapped in black flags, red and green - the colors adopted by the revolutionaries who overthrew the dictator long Muammar Gaddafi last year, mosques, while criticizing the singing of "God is great".
Libyans vote for a national assembly, the first election since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, after a series of acts of sabotage that have caused tensions in the east.
The vote will probably be a very different experience for residents of Tripoli, which has enjoyed a season of calm in the cities in eastern Libya, which have been subject to outbreaks of deadly violence and threats to disrupt the vote.
On Friday, the fire came a helicopter in eastern Libya, killing a poll worker.
Ian Martin, head of the United Nations mission to Libya, urged "all voters to exercise their hard-earned democratic rights to elect their representatives in Congress" while condemning the deadly attack.
The Brussels-based group International Crisis has warned that the electoral process in Libya is "endangered by armed protesters ... are threatening to disrupt voting in the eastern part of the country.
Also in the run up to elections, five oil facilities have been forced to cease production by the armed protesters who want a greater representation of this, at the entrance of 200 members of Congress.
Armed protesters on Sunday sacked the electoral commission office in Benghazi. Arsonists in nearby Ajdabiya later set fire to a warehouse with voting materials.
The composition of Congress has been a topic of heated debate, with political factions, as the federalist movement demanding more seats.
The decision of the National Transitional Council (CNT) said seats are distributed according to demographic considerations, with 100 seats going to the west, 60 east and 40 south.
However, the factions in the East wants an equal division of seats in the assembly and have threatened to sabotage the vote on Saturday, if this demand is not met.
The authorities dismiss these minority groups as a disruptive, noting that more than 2.7 million people, about 80 percent of the electorate, have registered to participate in the survey history.
Libya has not seen since the time of elections late monarch King Idris Gaddafi deposed in a bloodless coup in 1969.
Parties were banned as an act of treason for 42 years of Gaddafi iron-fisted rule. Now there are 142 parties to present candidates.
A total of 80 seats are reserved for party candidates, while 120 people are open to individual candidates. In all, 3,707 candidates are running in 72 districts across the country.
Since the parties, the coalition of former wartime Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril is seen as a key competitor among liberals, facing stiff competition from two Islamist parties - Justice and Development, and Al-Wattan.
The next Congress will have legislative powers and appoint an interim government. But no longer has the right to designate a constituent power, under a last-minute amendment issued by the NTC output.
The winds of spring began Arab Islamists to power in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, and can bring the same result on Saturday in the first national elections since the overthrow Gaddafi.
An uprising of February 2011 ended more than four decades of dictatorship that was killed, while in the long past October.
UK: Bob Diamond was set to face tough questions from British lawmakers on Wednesday, the day after he quit as Barclays chief executive and a bank rate-rigging scandal claimed a third top-level scalp.
Diamond, 60, stepped down from the top job on Tuesday over revelations that Barclays traders tried to manipulate inter-bank lending rates.
Barclays chief operating officer Jerry del Missier also resigned hours later over the affair, which claimed the job of the bank's chairman Marcus Agius on Monday. Diamond was facing questions on Wednesday by parliament's Treasury Select Committee, particularly over a phone conversation he had with Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England (BoE), in 2008. Lawmakers are likely to focus on whether or not the BoE was implicated in the manipulation of Libor - the rate at which banks offer to lend money to each other. On Tuesday, Barclays released Diamond's note to del Missier -- then president of the firm's investment banking arm Barclays Capital -- summarising his call with Tucker.
Barclays said that from this, "del Missier concluded that an instruction had been passed down from the Bank of England not to keep Libors so high and he therefore passed down a direction to that effect."
However, the bank added that: "Bob Diamond did not believe he received an instruction from Paul Tucker or that he gave an instruction to Jerry del Missier."
Agius told reporters on a conference call Tuesday that Missier had been "the most senior officer (at Barclays) who gave instructions to lower Libor rates. That obviously puts him in a very difficult position." AFP
INDIA: India and Pakistan's foreign secretaries were to meet yesterday to bolster a fragile peace dialogue undermined by political flux in Pakistan and fresh tensions over the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
A senior Indian government official said the talks in New Delhi between Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani had the sole aim of keeping the “dialogue process on track.”
Their meeting was to have taken place at the end of last month, but was postponed in the uncertainty that followed the Pakistani Supreme Court's dismissal of Yousuf Raza Gilani as prime minister.
Analysts said the upheaval in Islamabad had taken some of the momentum out of the peace dialogue between the nuclear-armed South Asian rivals, who have fought three wars since the sub-continent was partitioned in 1947.
Moreover, the atmosphere has been soured by India's arrest of a man suspected of being a key handler for the 10 Pakistan-based militants who carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, killing 166 people.
India says the suspect has admitted helping to coordinate the deadly assault from a command post in Karachi, and his testimony has renewed Indian accusations that “state elements” in Pakistan were involved.
“The blame game has started again and the secretaries' meeting comes at a crucial juncture,” said Wilson John, a foreign policy analyst at the Observer Research Foundation, an independent think tank in New Delhi.
“Too much heat and dust has been stirred up at various levels.” AFP
RUSSIA: Western nations led by the United States are seeking to persuade Russia to host President Bashar AL-Assad in exile as a way out of the escalating Syria crisis, a Russian newspaper report said Wednesday.
But Moscow so far has not been receptive to the idea, even though Kremlin sources put Assad's chances of political survival at “10 percent”, the Kommersant daily said.
Quoting a Russian diplomatic source, Kommersant said Western nations led by the United States were making “active attempts” to persuade Russia to offer a home to Assad, whose fate has become a major sticking point in the crisis.
But the source added: “We (Russia) have no and have had no plans to host Assad.” Russia and other world powers at a meeting in Geneva on Saturday agreed a plan for a transition in Syria which did not make an explicit call for Assad to quit power.
However much to Russia's annoyance, several Western states have since said the accord clearly implies that there is no future for Assad. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Tuesday accused the West of seeking to “distort” the agreement.
But Kommersant said that Russia was not protecting Assad personally and the positions of Moscow and the West were not as distant as their public statements indicated.
“We are not defending Assad,” it quoted a source close to the Kremlin as saying.
“The Syrian president has lost time. The chances of him holding out are not great -- 10 percent. And we are not against the Syrian opposition. But we are against outside armed intervention in Syria,” the source added.
Russia has been under sustained pressure from the West to publicly call for Assad to quit amid a spiralling conflict that has already claimed over 15,000 lives but Moscow has rejected imposing any outside solution.
US: US President Barack Obama saluted 25 newly-minted US citizens on Wednesday in an Independence Day pitch for immigration reform four months before he faces re-election.
“Immigration makes us more prosperous,” Obama told the active duty service members originally from 17 countries -- including Bolivia, El Salvador, Nigeria and Ukraine --during a ceremony at the White House. “And immigration positions America to lead in the 21st century.” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had administered the oath of allegiance to the group in the East Room as guests looked on. In a historic development last month, five months before he faces re-election, Obama suspended the deportations of young illegal immigrants under 30 who came to the United States before the age of 16.
The plan was largely welcomed by the Latino community and analysts say it could boost Obama's chances for re-election on November 6. In his comments Wednesday, Obama referenced his administration's recent move and called for more steps to be taken, saying “the story of immigrants in America isn't a story of 'them,' it's a story of 'us.'” “For just as we remain a nation of laws, we have to remain a nation of immigrants,” Obama said. “It's why we need -- why America's success demands -- comprehensive immigration reform.” Specifically, Obama called for the so-called DREAM act -- a bill that aims to lead young illegal immigrants to permanent residency that has been blocked by his Republican opponents -- to be given another chance in Congress.
There are 11.5 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, mostly of Hispanic origin, and efforts to deal with their status have foundered over sharp political divisions.
Obama promised to work towards comprehensive immigration reform when he ran for office four years ago but has made little progress. AFP
Friday, July 6, 2012
Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday said that no power cuts will be imposed in the country though water levels in hydro-power reservoirs have dropped drastically due to the drought.
The CEB loses Rs 200 million daily as it relies on fuel guzzling thermal power. But is has provided a subsidy worth around Rs 17 billion for household electricity users as well as for industries. The thermal plants alone can generate around 1,500MWs and to meet the daily peak capacity, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) can use the remaining hydro-power and supply electricity without power cuts, he added.
The minister was addressing a press briefing at the Power and Energy Ministry to explain the current situation with regard to electricity supplies in the context of the prevailing drought.
Inter-monsoonal and monsoon rains were interrupted thrice for the first time and it is the reason for the drop in water levels in the hydro power reservoirs in the country, he said.
As a result of the drop in water levels, 85 percent out of the total daily power requirement had to be provided through thermal power.
“The Victoria and Lakshapana reservoirs are the main hydro power reservoirs in the country and they still have enough water levels to generate hydro power requirement. Sri Lanka’s daily power requirement is around 31 gigawatts and seven gigawatts out of the total is generated by hydro power,” Minister Patali explained.
Denying the various allegations on the reasons for the reservoirs running dry, the minister asserted that the drought condition was the only reason for the power crisis.
“Sri Lanka is the only country which provides a 24 hour electricity supply at fair rates. The government has already provided electricity to most parts of the country and it will provide electricity to the whole country by the year 2016, “ he said.
“The power generation capacity in hydro-power reservoirs had fallen to low levels because of the drought forcing the CEB to use more thermal power plants,” the minister said.
The ministry urged the public to pay attention towards energy conservation not merely at peak time, but, also throughout the day.
The minister stated that this is not a personal request or a request made according to a personal agenda. This is a national request made according to a national agenda.
It is up to the people to act in a manner that would eliminate the need to impose power cuts,the minister further stated.Power and Energy Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara, CEB Vice Chairman Anura Wijayapala, Deputy General Manager (System Control) T.D.Handagama were also present.
Monday, July 2, 2012
"We expected to have the same host as the neutrino [OPERA] computer [if our results were wrong]," said Brian P. Nobel Schmidt, while the interaction with the media on the second day of the meeting of 62 Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 1 to July 7. He was referring to his team's work on the expansion of the universe that gave him the Nobel Prize last year.
When Dr. Schmidt obtained the results in early 1998, there was much debate within the team about the accuracy of the result. In 1997, another team working on the same problem you did not get the same result. "We're getting a different result. There was much debate [on publication]. But independent of the other team, we made the decision to publish," he told The Hindu, whilerecalling the atmosphere before the publication of results.
"It seemed too crazy to be right. We were a little scared," he was quoted as saying in the summary provided by the committee of Lindau. After all, the team had hoped to draw a slowdown in the expansion.
"We wanted to keep an open mind. Ultimately, it requires an appropriate test to make a claim," he said. Dr. Schmidt's work in expanding universe is based on observational studies and experimental work as opera (Oscillation Project with Emulsion device monitoring) team.
The Opera team published a paper in September 2011 stating that the neutrinos traveled 60 nanoseconds faster than light. Later it became clear that the calculations were wrong, and that the error was due to faulty wiring.
Two members of the Opera team had to resign because of severe criticism. Dr. Schmidt came out strongly against the scientific community's attitude towards the errors arising from the work actually performed. "Scientists are scathingly critical of each other. The [scientific] community has been very hard for them," he said of his fellow researchers. "Scientists should not be crucified for making mistakes."
With good telescopes, scientists are able to see the atmosphere of the outer planets and deduce the existence of life on these planets. "We are able to detect molecules in the atmosphere of these planets ," he said. "The chemical signatures of these outer planets are very different from what can be detected."
Responding to a question about what these forms of life would be, said: "Even simple bacteria are different from what we expect to see." Thus the search is not restricted in terms of life forms as seen in the earth. "Right now, we're not looking at the carbon-based life, but to all forms," he added.
In response to a question about whether your life has changed after winning the Nobel Prize, he said, "the Nobel Prize has not changed what I do."
But of course, enjoys many advantages. "It has opened many bridges, especially with the government," he said. "The ability to get money [funding] has changed. It's a little easier." However, he stressed that did not change the way their work published. In a broader and more positive, which has been able to raise the problems we all agree.
(This correspondent is one of the two journalists from India participating in the 62 th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, at the invitation of the German Research Foundation, Bonn.)
Keywords: Nobel Laureates in Lindau meeting, Nobel laureates, Brian P. Schmidt, expanding universe
WASHINGTON / SEATTLE: Presidential candidate Barack Obama, his Blackberry is always at hand, was the darling of the world of technology and rewarded him with generous donations to his 2008 campaign.
Although raising money is still far beyond current Republican rival, Mitt Romney, Obama is meeting in 2012 in Silicon Valley to be tougher terrain.
He lags behind in his 2008 campaign donations from employees on the Internet, computer and telecommunications equipment powers such as Google, IBM, Hewlett Packard and Cisco, according to a Reuters analysis of federal disclosure committee Obama's presidential campaign.
The Obama campaign has raised $ 1.44 million to employees May 15 high-tech companies, compared to $ 1.6 million donated by the staff of these companies four years ago.
Romney, a former private equity executive, is making inroads as a source of cash for Obama, which some see as the leaders of anti-technology businesses due to uncertainty blame the regulatory reform Dodd-Frank financial and health care reform. Both laws were driven by the Obama administration and enacted in 2010.
Romney's support for extending the tax cuts of the Bush era for the rich and free trade credentials also ingratiate himself with some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, even though he worry about igniting a trade war with China on value of its currency.
Romney has raised nearly $ 340,000 during this election campaign staff of 15 technology companies, "far behind his opponent, but ahead of the nearly $ 240,000 that the Republican presidential candidate John McCain took until May 2008.
Obama's message following the economic crisis has faced some on Wall Street and Silicon Valley. The late president of Apple, Steve Jobs, said Obama would not win a second term without being more favorable to business, according to biographer Walter Isaacson Jobs.
And co-founder Marc Andreessen of Netscape Romney has changed after doing the last time Obama.
"In 2008, the Obama administration looked the best game in town," said industry analyst Roger L. technology Kay. "Fast forward a few years more and see a lot of disappointment."
After years of slow economic growth and persistent unemployment, Romney has turned to a simple recipe to maintain the proper functioning of the technology sector: deregulation, tax cuts, and bolder protection against piracy in China.
"Romney can talk about the game of technology better than Obama. Romney was a (venture capitalist)," said John Backus, a venture capitalist who worked for Romney in private equity firm Bain Capital.
"I do not think Romney wins the valley, but it will increase its share of the cake of a substantial donation."
While the numbers are small, Romney glide past rival among a group that is vital to the world of technology. It has raised $ 392,300 through April of venture capitalists, about $ 20,000 more than Obama, according to federal disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Obama has attracted nearly $ 3 million from the IT industry and the Internet so far this campaign, Romney left behind with just under $ 1,000,000 collected in the same period, according to the PCR. The figures do not include donations from the telecommunications industry.
What happened during the brief visit of National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon to Colombo, under the pretext of offering an "act in front of reconciliation" message, it is clear that New Delhi has decided to up the ante in Sri Lanka.
The recent vote in India for the US-backed resolution in the Human Rights Council against Lanka was an indication of that. There is growing space to believe that Colombo is not sincere about giving the Tamils and other minorities because of their political rights.
Therefore, the inclusion of some trouble in their relationship with Colombo can not be out of place in New Delhi. But they must also continue to choose engagement over any or overt hostility.
A necessary balance between pushing on the Tamil question and diplomacy is the right approach. And that's not only offended by the Colombo has been to increase ties with other nations in the region, but also because palpable hardening stance of India will not serve the interests of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
It may seem hard to understand why Lanka must fulfill its own promises of devolution of powers, that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution is concerned, and shy away from acting on the recommendations of its own commission after the war.
Could it be that the decisive military victory over the LTTE has led to a triumphalism that is a facet of Sinhala majoritarianism, which was the original cause of the decades-long struggle. Another reason is that the Rajapaksa clan, and is a true clandynasty by Sri Lanka, seeks to consolidate the Sinhalese chauvinism for political reasons.
Expressed in terms of nudity, Colombo wants to delude itself into thinking that the military victory over the LTTE murderous means the end of the Tamil question and the death of minority rights.
Therefore, it has transgressed and unarmed on the subject of work in a post-war resolution policy. This is simply shortsighted, to say the least.
So, instead of reacting with hostility, the better for New Delhi to push Colombo to realize his vision shortsighted, is not updated with the realities of the modern world.
NEW DELHI: If the pug is not going weak in the knees, the Zoozoos or Bollywood-turned Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan will be. Vodafone, the largest global telecommunications company by subscribers, India has a closet full of options that keeps revisiting keep consumers interested in your products, services and offers.
It's not just brand ambassadors human, canine and egg-head the telecommunications company has to create a buzz. It also has campaigns concept as' Vodafone Delight, which was first introduced last October with commercials depicting a budding friendship between two schoolgirls who go out of their way to treat another.
In its latest advertising campaign, the India arm of UK-based telco has fallen into the 'Vodafone Delight, "to promote specials, including happy hours, gifts for consumers on their birthdays and at each visit to 8,000 telecommunications company stores nationwide.
An increase in the number of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka who come to Australia by boat in the last three weeks - three times the number that arrived in the past year - has risen above the arrival numbers in 2009 , when the country was plunged into a brutal civil war.
Already in the first half of 2012, 1346 asylum seekers who claimed to have come from Sri Lanka have arrived in Australian territory, more than six times the 211'''' irregular maritime arrivals throughout the year.
And nearly half of all arrivals this year have come in the last three weeks. Immigration Department figures provided to the old on June 12 showed that the number of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka during the calendar year was 708.
Previously, the number of Sri Lankans seeking asylum in Australia by boat peaked at 736 in 2009, government forces ended the year in the country 27 years of civil war in the fierce repression. In 2010, 536 Sri Lankans arrived by boat.
Most of the arrivals in Sri Lanka are Tamils, an ethnic minority concentrated in the north. The license of the majority of Sri Lanka, but a growing number are coming from southern India, where tens of thousands of Tamils living in refugee camps, and an established network of human traffickers operates.
The influx of asylum seekers who attempt the dangerous crossing of the Indian Ocean shows no signs of abating. Plus three groups of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka have been arrested in the past four days trying to flee the country for Australia.
Before dawn yesterday six people were arrested in Kalkudah, on the west coast of Sri Lanka. They were waiting to board a ship bound for Australia.
A day earlier, five men, mostly in northern Sri Lanka, were arrested by police in Kataragama. Police were alerted that the group was staying in a hostel while waiting for a ship promised. On Friday, the army of Sri Lanka reported its ships stopped a fishing boat bound for Australia.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The latest victim of an online death hoax is the Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan. False news about the death of Amitabh Bachchan has been doing the rounds on the internet since June 26, 2012.
A blog post said, “Amitabh Bachan died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident”. To make it even worse, the blog post went on to give details of the funeral also.
It was added that the memorial service for Amitabh Bachchan has not yet been announced but the service is expected to be a closed casket funeral due to the severe head trauma. The blog even assured that more information will be provided as they become available.
Amitabh Bachchan has not been the only victim of such death hoax. Just a few days back certain reports claimed that veteran actor Rajesh Khanna died after prolonged illness. But the reports were later on cleared by son-in-law Akshay Kumar. Even news of actor Dilip Kumar’s health getting worse was spread in the internet which was clarified by wife Saira Banu by issuing a public statement. Super star Rajinikanth was also victimised by the death hoax reports after which the mega star had to issue a public statement.