TRS activists go on rampage during shutdown

Hyderabad, Nov.30 (ANI): The activists of ‘Telangana Rashtra Samiti’ (TRS) resorted to violence during their shutdown in Hyderabad on Monday in protest of the arrest of their leader K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

On Sunday (Nov. 29), the police had arrested TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Karimnagar town as he had planned to undertake a fast unto death.

Daylong shutdown called by the TRS paralysed normal life in the region.

Educational institutions and business establishments remained closed in all the 10 districts of the region while State-owned road transport [^] corporations suspended its bus services.

In Hyderabad, the TRS workers took to streets, enforcing the shutdown and staging protests. The protesters damaged several vehicles during their protest.

TRS, which has been spearheading a campaign for a separate Telangana state, joined hands with Congress party in 2004 to fight regional and national [^] polls and the government had promised to consider its demand for a separate State.

Later, TRS withdrew support from the UPA saying that the progress on the issue was slow and Congress had “betrayed” his party. (ANI)
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Hyderabad Bandh turns violent

Hyderabad Bandh

The Telangana Hyderabad bandh by the TRS to objection against the capture of its president, Chandrasekhar Rao, became aggressive at a lot of locations in the area on today.

Educational institution had called the Progressive Democratic Students Union for the Bandh in the region of Telangana for protesting against indiscrimination of lathicharge on the students of Osmania University.

The general secretary of PDSU state “J L Gautam Prasad” said that the government must put the end towards the attacks of barbaric on the agitation of people immediately.

He further added that that the government must cover the way for the creation of separate Telangana. In the mean time the support of communist party of India, have been extended to the tomorrow’s band call which was given by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). The protesting is planned out for arresting the leaders, who had introduced to go on an indefinite fast at Siddipet.

R Subash Chandra Bose had demanded the announcement of, for form the separate Telangana instantly.

IIMs give CAT aspirants another life online

Nov 30 (IANS) The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Monday said they empathise with the aspirants who could not take the computerised Common Admission Test (CAT) because of technical problems and that they would be given a second chance soon.

‘IIMs would categorically like to assure candidates who could not take the test that they would get another opportunity to take the test,’ Samir Barua, chairman of the IIM Directors’ Forum said at a press conference in IIM Ahmedabad.

The competitive CAT exam that went online for the first time this year ran into trouble for the third consecutive day Monday when a computer crash stalled the exam at centres in three cities – Mumbai, Bangalore and Ghaziabad, a leading coaching institute said.

‘The major reason for this (computers crashing) was a virus attack. All precautions were taken for quarantine, but despite that the attack took place. In some places, there was a problem of hardware. For instance, if a switch failed it took about two hours or more for it to be changed,’ Barua said.

‘We recognise the difficulty that aspirants had to go through because of this and empathise with them. Every student who could not take the test because of the glitch will be accomodated,’ he added.

Ulhas Vairagkar, director of TIME coaching institute, told IANS: ‘We have received student feedback that the exam was cancelled at one centre in Bangalore and two colleges in Bombay in the morning schedule.’

Some students also complained that the computers failed at the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Ghaziabad exam centre, stalling the CAT session Monday morning.

‘Today (Monday) again there were problems reported in the three cities. Many students are very anxious that even if the exam is rescheduled it would clash with their semester exam in colleges,’ said Gautam Puri, vice chairman of Career Launcher, a coaching institute.

Many candidates were in a frenzy when computers crashed in around 40 centres across the country on the first and second day of the CAT. The exam’s staggered computerised format has a 10-day schedule and will conclude Dec 7.

An American firm Prometric, was awarded a $40 million contract by the IIMs to switch the prestigious CAT exam from optical marker reader assessment onto computers.

The company has alleged that ‘viruses and malware that attacked the test delivery system were not detected by the anti-virus software at the testing centres’.

Meanwhile, the CAT committee has stressed that its role in administering the examination at the 105 centres in 32 cities was restricted to preparing questions.

‘The decision to conduct computerized CAT was taken unanimously by all IIMs. IIMs were responsible for generating questions for the tests and Prometric was responsible for conducting the test.

‘The delivery could not be executed flawlessly because of virus attack on several test sites. Prometric is working to address the issues arising from the attacks,’ the CAT committee stressed.

Prometric is arranging how and when the re-test would be conducted, the committee said, adding that ‘details will be worked out by Prometric shortly and announced’.

Around 240,000 students have registered for the CAT this year, which is scheduled at 105 centres in 32 cities, all linked to a main server.

Army’s top Generals indicted in Darjeeling land scam

Army’s two top Generals–Military Secretary Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash and Deputy Chief-designate Lt Gen P K Rath–have been indicted by a Court of Inquiry (COI) for their role in a land scam in Darjeeling and found culpable.

The two Generals face the prospect of disciplinary action.

Army sources said here today the Court of Inquiry (COI) headed by Lt Gen K T Parnaik, the General Officer Commanding of the Tezpur-based 4 Corps, indicted the two officers for their role in issuing a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to a private establishment that falsely claimed to be establishing an affiliate of the famed Ajmer-based Mayo College.

Lt Gen Prakash is one of the top eight Generals in the headquarters acting as advisors to Army chief General Deepak Kapoor. Prakash is responsible for promotion and postings of officers and the post is said to be a much sought after one.

Lt Gen Rath was all set to go the Army headquarters as one of the principal staff officers to the chief, but his posting has been kept in abeyance pending the probe.

The Army COI, which concluded in Kolkata last weekend, probed allegations that some Generals and other senior officers had issued a NOC to the private institution that bought the land adjacent to the Sukhna military station in Darjeeling a few years ago.

Now, the Army headquarters is awaiting the inquiry report to order summary of evidence against those found culpable in the land fraud, sources added.

IIM-B should disclose minutes of Board meetings: CIC

The society meetings of IIMs cannot be treated as confidential and minutes should be given to RTI applicants, the Central Information Commission has held warning the officials of IIM-Bangalore not to apply exemption clauses without adequate reasons.

The prestigious management institute had rejected the RTI application seeking minutes of IIM-Bangalore society meeting, details of members of Board of Governors among other information, saying the information is held in fiduciary capacity under section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act.

“The proceedings of the Academic committees, Board of Governors and the IIM Bangalore Society cannot qualify as information provided in a fiduciary relationship,” Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said directing the officials to provide information to the applicant.

He said all relationships usually have an element of trust, but all of them cannot be classified as fiduciary.

“No explanation has been given to show who is giving information to whom in a fiduciary relationship in this matter. the Commission cannot fathom how an educational institution could be holding the information relating to its own Committees in a fiduciary capacity. The First Appellate Authority is warned not to apply exemption clauses without adequate reasons,” Gandhi said.

Dubai shock hits Indian workers

Image: An aerial image with the Burj Al Arab in the foreground.

 

When Venkat came to Dubai in 2003 as a casual worker he brought with him a small suitcase and Rs 350,000 in family debt obligations, including the Rs 100,000 he owed the Indian firm that facilitated his recruitment.

He was employed by a corporate office cleaning services company for 750 UAE dirhams per month, the equivalent of about Rs 8,000, which he says was more than five times the amount he could have earned in his village at that time.

The company gave him dormitory accommodation in what Dubai calls a ‘labour camp’ and three pairs of uniforms that he himself washed once a week.

After food and sundry expenses, Venkat sent back the equivalent of Rs 4,000 per month towards his family’s upkeep in a village in Srikakulam district and the payments on the loan taken from a neighbouring village’s moneylender.




Telangana shut down – full of violence

 

Image: Gates of Charminar were locked up
Sporadic incidents of violence and suicide by at least three activists marred the Telangana Bandh called by Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Monday to protest against the arrest of its president, K Chandrasekhara Rao and police cane charge on students in Hyderabad on Sunday.

The state government managed to end the fast unto death stir of the TRS chief on Monday. Doctors at the government hospital in Khammam managed to administer saline to Rao after he was shifted there from Khammam sub jail.

The TRS chief had launched the stir on Sunday, demanding the immediate initiative by the Union government for the formation of Telangana state. As a result, normal life was badly hit in many parts of Telangana region, including state capital Hyderabad.
Police took more than 500 protestors into custody in different places in Telangana region as they held sit-in protests at the gates of bus depots to stop them from coming out.

A teenager Srikant hanged himself in Dedded village of Medak district, allegedly in protest against the arrest of KCR. Similarly in Valugonda village of Karimnagar, a TRS worker Vruddhiraj committed suicide demanding KCR’s release. Another youth, Praveen, a B.Ed student, committed suicide at home on Monday after returning from a demonstration earlier in the day.

Osmania University campus in Hyderabad and Kakatiya University campus in Warangal remained the epicentre of the protest by students even as several other parties, including the BJP and Praja Rajyam Party, also supported the strike.

 

In view of large-scale attacks on its buses on Sunday, the state-owned Road Transport Corporation withdrew its services in parts of Hyderabad and other districts, including Karimnagar, Warangal, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak and Mahbubnagar, leaving thousands of commuters stranded.

Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained shut in the entire region and attendance in the government office was also low.

The protestors were demanding immediate release of Chandrasekhara Rao and action against the police officials responsible for the brutal lathicharge on the students of Osmania University.

 

Image: Protestors hit the roads
In a related development, heightening apprehensions of the government that anti-social elements may try to hijack the protests, 15 crude bombs were found near National Institute of Nutrition, adjacent to the Osmania University campus.

They were found in a bag, left in a deserted place by unknown miscreants. A bomb disposal unit defused the bombs.

The police said that they have taken four persons into custody for questioning. KCR’s son K Taraka Rama Rao, who was arrested on Sunday in Warangal was released on bail on Monday. He appealed to the people, especially the youth, not to resort to any extreme steps like suicide or self immolation.

“We will achieve Telangana through a peaceful struggle”, he said.

 

 

Image: Cops pin down a protestor

Meanwhile, tension prevailed in the Osmania University campus as students continued their sit-in. They took out a rally to Tarnaka area where they attacked a petrol bunk and some commercial establishments alleging that they had encroached upon the University land.

The students also chased and beat up some plain-clothed policemen, demanding the total withdrawal of police from the university campus. Some miscreants set on fire a bus of an educational institution and damaged two state transport buses in Hyderabad.

Security was tightened at educational institutions run by coastal Andhra-based organisations in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana.

In Warangal, Kakaktiya University’s half-naked students held protest demonstrations and stopped the traffic on Warangal-Karminagar road.

They also took out a mock funeral procession with the effigy of the Chief Minister K Rosaiah. When police tried to stop them, students pelted stones.

In Nalgonda district, TRS workers set Tehsildar office on fire in Munagala village. Computers, furniture and the record were gutted in the incident.

The police, meanwhile, took video footage of Rao being administered saline — which will be aired on television channels — to cool down tempers of his supporters and bring the situation under control throughout the region.

 

Not against formation of Telengana state: Cong

With the agitation for separate Telengana state intensifying after the arrest of TRS leader K Chandrasekhar Rao in Andhra Pradesh, Congress today said it is not against the formation of the separate state.

“Congress is not against Telangana. Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy had attempted to build a consensus on the issue but it could not emerge,” Party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters here when asked about the issue.

Normal life has been thrown out of gear at several places today due to the shutdown called to protest the arrest of the TRS leader, who continued his fast in prison.

TRS leaders and activists squatted in front of bus stations in various districts in Telangana region, resulting in severe disruption of services.

Sukhoi fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan; pilots safe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sukhoi air superiority fighter jet of the IAF today crashed at Jetha Ki Dhani near Pokhran firing ranges in Rajasthan, but the two pilots bailed out to safety.

This is the second Sukhoi crash of the IAF, with the first reported on April 30 this year in which the co-pilot was killed.

“A Sukhoi fighter jet crashed southwest of Pokhran in Jaisailmer district today,” IAF spokesperson Wing Commander T K Singha said in New Delhi.

IAF sources said the Sukhoi had taken off from Jodhpur at 16.45 Hours for a routine training sortie and it crashed around 17.30 Hours.

The aircraft was being piloted by Wing Commander Shrivastav and assisted by a navigator in the co-pilot’s seat. Both bailed out safely just before the crash, they added.

The latest Sukhoi crash is the 13th IAF aircraft crash this year and the eighth fighter jet mishap. The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry into the mishap.

The IAF has also lost a Kiran MkII trainer aircraft of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team, three MiG-27s, three MiG-21s, a HPT-32 trainer aircraft, an AN-32 transport aircraft, a Mi-8 and a Mi-17 helicopters this year.

In the first Sukhoi crash, IAF lost one of the two pilots, Wg Cdr P S Narah, while the other pilot Wg Cdr S V Munje survived.

India stops road work after China protests in Leh

Map of Jammu and Kashmir

The work on a link-road in Demchok in South-eastern Ladakh region has been stopped after objections were raised by the Chinese Army, barely months after repeated incursions by it in that area.

The incident took place at the village of Demchok on the Indian side of Line of Actual control, about 300-kms south-east of Leh district headquarters, official sources said.

Work on the road, which was to connect two villages – the last inhabitated areas on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Sino-Indian border in Demchok – was stopped during the last week of October, they said.

The road was being built under Centrally-sponsored National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).

After construction of nearly 3.8 kms of road, the Chinese Army sought a flag meeting with Indian Army and raised strong objections over the construction as they consider the area as disputed, officials said.

State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said he has informed the Centre that the Chinese had raised objections over the road construction. “The Centre will take up the issue with the Chinese authorities,” he said.

Cherring Dorjee, Chief Executive Councillor of Laddakh Autonomous Council said, “About a month ago the village head of Domchu informed me that they are constructing a road upstream of Domchu-nalla, well within our boundary and then the Chinese Army came from the other side and stopped the work.”

Dorjee said it was the same area where Chinese Army had sneaked in and painted rocks in their native script.

“Yes, it is the same area and the Chinese Army were actually coming to our side in the recent past. They have built a road on their side and we had no objection but this road is well within our boundary,” Dorjee said.

Lok Sabha member from the area Hassan Khan said villagers informed him about the construction work being stopped after the completion of nearly half of the sanctioned length.

“The villagers have asked the district authorities, the executing agencies and the Deputy Commissioner to intervene in the matter,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner Ajit Kumar Sahu had visited the area and submitted his report to the state government and submitted a report to the Chief Minister.

The state government had planned construction of seven link-roads in Niyoma and Damchok areas to increase connectivity and provide job opportunity to the people of this remote and treacherous mountain region, which is close to the Line of Actual Control. The road was the first such link between T-Point and CNN-Point.

Twitter beats Obama in popularity

The frontpage of Twitter. Photo Courtesy: AFP

Today Social networking sites are creating the new trend in the internet world….its 100% correct.

Twitter, facebook, myspace….etc are popular social networking sites gathered the thousands  of  communities, parties and friends in a one rope…..

Believe it or not, Twitter, the gobal phenomenon of social networking in just 140 words, has been voted the top English word this year.

And, the word was more popular than Obama and H1N1 – the scientific name for the latest swine flu strain sweeping the globe.

Other words to enter common currency reflect the global economic crisis such as “stimulus” and “deficit”.

Of the top 15 words, a further six are linked to the downturn such as “outrage” to denote feelings generated by bankers bonuses in bailedout companies, “bonus”, “unemployed”, and “foreclosure” when mortgage defaulters are evicted.

What’s surprising is that Hadron, the ephemeral particles subject to collision in the Large Hadron Collider as part of the giant experiment into the origins of the universe, has also made it to the list.

The top words and phrases were compiled by Texas-based Global Language Monitor which monitors the Internet, the media and an electronic database to estimate how many times certain topics are brought up.

Founder Paul Payack was quoted by The Daily Telegraph as saying, “In a year dominated by world-shaking political events, a pandemic, the after effects of a financial tsunami and the death of a revered pop icon, the word Twitter stands above all the other words.

“Twitter represents a new form of social interaction, where all communication is reduced to 140 characters. Being limited to strict formats did wonders for the sonnet and haiku. One wonders where this highly impractical word-limit will lead as the future unfolds.”

Stop terror outfits to pursue goals, Obama – Pakistan

Direct message to Pakistan, USA warned it to stop “using insurgents” like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) as a strategic instruments and that if it cannot deliver against terrorists, the US may be impelled to use “any means” at its disposal.

The message, which has been conveyed in a letter from US President Barack Obama to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, also mentioned an offer by him to try to “decrease tensions” between India and Pakistan, US media delivered.

National Security Adviser General (retd) James Jones when he visited Islamabad early in November, offers Pakistan enhancement of strategic partnership if they act as wished by the US, besides additional military and economic aid.

In his letter, Obama has also warned Pakistan that its use of insurgent groups for policy goals “cannot continue” and called for closer collaboration against all extremist groups.

He named five such groups – al-Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Tehrik-e-Taliban.

“Using vague diplomatic language, he said that ambiguity in Pakistan’s relationship with any of them could no longer be ignored,” the Washington Post reported.

Jones did some straight-talking with the top Pakistani leadership, the daily said. “If Pakistan cannot deliver, he warned, the US may be impelled to use any means at its disposal to rout insurgents based along Pakistan’s western and southern borders with Afghanistan.”

The Post said US officials have long referred to Pakistani military and intelligence officers who are sympathetic to or actively support insurgent groups fighting in Afghanistan as “rogue elements”.

More recently, they have described those relationships as more direct and institutional within a divided military.

“For the things that we care about,” a US official was quoted as saying, “the real decision-maker is the military.

“It has long been hedging its bets in Afghanistan; the military has positioned itself to prevent inroads by India in the event of a US withdrawal, and against a 30-year history of being used and then rejected by shifting US policy aims,” it said.

Kaiga poisoning: Thousands had access to radioactive chemical

Bangalore: Whoever caused the contamination of a drinking water dispenser at the state-run Kaiga atomic power plant in Karnataka could have been either a permanent or a contract worker, an official said Monday.

This would make it more difficult to nail the man who had added radioactive Tritium to the water, he added. Forty-five employees were affected and had to be hospitalised Nov 24 after drinking water from the dispenser, which was located inside a laboratory.

There were 1,689 permanent employees and around 5,000 contract workers, all with access to the area where the Tritium had been stored as well as to the dispenser, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar had said the contamination could have been an inside job.

“Contract workers are of two categories — those who are engaged on a regular basis at the plant and those belonging to the contractors who have undertaken the shutdown-related maintenance work,” the official told IANS.

“Out of the affected eight are permanent workers and the rest are contract employees. The matter came out into the open when a worker who did not enter the reactor main area was found to have been exposed to high levels of radiation Nov 23 evening. It was then that the water cooler was zeroed in as the source of contamination,” the official said.

Tritium can cause cancer if ingested. The affected workers are from Unit 1 of Kaiga plant, located around 500 km from Bangalore and owned by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

They were found to have received high dosage of radiation during urine analysis Nov 24. However, many of the workers taken to hospital have been discharged.

NPCIL Chairman and Managing Director S.K. Jain had Sunday said that a probe has been launched into the incident.

He also pointed out that Unit 1 of Kaiga has been shut down for annual maintenance since Oct 20. Around 500 workers are involved in the maintenance work. Many of them are contract workers.

A union official told IANS: “Atomic power plants unlike thermal plants are of vital nature. Outsourcing should be restricted to non-core activities.”

There is talk that NPCIL’s newly introduced performance-linked incentive scheme could have caused some heartburn among workers.

But Kaiga Station Director J.P. Gupta ruled out such issues at the plant.

“We have a list of the people who had entered the reactor building that day. The investigating agencies are analysing the data,” Gupta said.

At Kaiga there are four reactors each with a capacity to generate 220 MW. While three units are operational, the fourth one is expected to go on stream soon.  (IANS)

Violence continues in Osmania University – KCR Admitted in Hospital

Hyderabad: Nearly 20 students were injured Sunday and monday as clashes broke out between police and students at Osmania University here following the arrest of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhara Rao in Karimnagar before he was to begin a ‘fast unto death’ demanding separate statehood for the Telangana region.

Tension prevailed on the Osmania University campus as students supporting the demand for a separate Telangana fought pitched battles with police.

Police said some students climbed onto the terrace of one of the hostel buildings and threatened to jump down. Another student was seen pouring petrol on himself, demanding that the police stay away from the building.

As the news of KCR’s arrest broke out, students took to the streets in the campus and pelted stones at policemen deployed in large number since Saturday.

Some students were injured when the police chased them into one hostel building and beat them up. Protesting the police action, students gathered at other points in the campus.

A student leader said they would take a rally to the state secretariat to protest both KCR’s arrest and the police action against the students.  (IANS)

Microsofts Bing Top Ten Searches of 2009, Michael Jackson Top one

It isn’t even December yet, but Microsoft’s Bing search engine is already announcing its top ten most searched topics of 2009, as well as the two celebrities that were binged more than actress Megan Fox.

 

The new Microsoft “decision engine” has only been in service since June, but Bing has apparently analyzed billions of search queries in order to create a list of the ten most searched topics of the year, Bing’s version of “trending topics.” Six of the top ten searches referred to specific individuals while only one search term referred to a website or company.

 

As you’ve probably guessed, we’re talking about Twitter whose rapid ascent into the mainstream garnered it the honor of being the #2 most searched topic on Bing So who or what was #1? Here are the top ten Bing searches of 2009, in reverse order:

 

The Top 10

 

10.Jaycee Dugard (kidnapped in 1991 and finally found in August of this year, the story was national news)

 

9. Billy Mays (famous pitchman who passed away in June)

 

8. Jon and Kate Gosselin (former stars of Jon and Kate Plus 8, the public destruction of their marriage was a big topic of interest)

 

7.Cash for Clunkers (a U.S. government program to replace less fuel efficient vehicles with newer, more fuel-economic cars)

 

6. Patrick Swayze (famous actor who passed away in September)

 

5. Farrah Fawcett (famous actress and pop culture icon who passed away in June)

 

4. Stock Market

 

3. Swine Flu

 

2. Twitter

 

And the number one searched term of 2009:

 

1. Michael Jackson

Tiger Woods Finally Blames Himself For Car Crash

Tiger Woods finally gave his side of the story on Sunday – on his website, not to police – and took the blame for an “embarrassing” car crash that gave him cuts, bruises and public scrutiny like never before. But his statement failed to clear up any questions about the middle-of-the-night accident outside his Isleworth estate in which his wife toldpolice she used a golf club to smash the back windows of the Cadillac SUV to help him out. “This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me,” Woods said on his Web site. “I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again.” The statement was posted around 2 pm on Sunday, about an hour after Woods’ attorney told the Florida Highway Patrol that for the third straight day golf’s No. 1 player would be unavailable to talk to troopers. This time, the meeting was not rescheduled. Even so, Sgt. Kim Montes of FHP said troopers went to Woods’ $2.4 million estate anyway, only for attorney Mark NeJame to turn them away. The attorneygave troopers Woods’ driver’s license, registration and insurance as required by law for such accidents. Woods said the crash was a private matter, and he intended to keep it that way. “Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible,” he said. “The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.” Woods is scheduled to compete at his Chevron World Challenge, which starts Thursday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., although his tournament director did not know Woods’ status for the tournament – whether he would play or even attend.

Hyderabad Bandh, KCR Arrest, Telangana Bandh, Hyderabad Latest News

Tension prevailed in Telangana districts of Andhra Pradesh after police successfully scuttled the “fast unto death” program demanding statehood to Telangana region planned by the president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, or TRS, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, on Sunday morning. Rao, also a Member of Parliament, was arrested at Alugunur near Karimingar when he was on his way to reach Siddipet in Medak district where he was scheduled to begin the fast. He was later produced before the magistrate of Khammam district and was shifted to the sub jail there, where he continued his fast. The police took into custody several top ranked leaders of TRS including some of the members of legislative assembly and produced them before magistrate court in Medak and later shifted them to jail. Some of them were released on bail in the evening, while some preferred to stay back in jail, refusing to avail bail.

India nuclear plant leak under investigation

Indian officials are investigating the leak of a radioactive substance into drinking water at an atomic power plant in the south of the country.

Fifty-five workers at the Kaiga plant needed medical treatment for excessive exposure to radiation after tritium contaminated a water cooler.

Officials said the leak might have been deliberate.

“Mischief is not ruled out. Investigations are on,” plant director J P Gupta told Reuters news agency.

The 55 workers had returned to their duties at the plant, Mr Gupta added.

“This incident has in no way affected the public, safety, health and environment.”

The highly protected Kaiga plant is on the west coast of India, 450km (280 miles) from Bangalore.

Tritium, also known as Hydrogen-3, is used in research, fusion reactors and neutron generators.

Are You Going to Install Google Chromium OS?

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Are you want to install the Google chrome? – Now it is possible to know how Google’s Web-centric operating system will operate on your computer. The Chromium OS build of Twitter user Hexxeh is the base of the USB bootable disc.

In order to do something, a user has to download the Hexxeh’s Chromium OS build which can be found on the Hexxeh’s Website.

Hexxeh provides every user with some instructions for writing your Chromium OS image onto a USB stick. Such operating systems as Windows and Linux have straightforward instructions, but owners of Mac will have to spend a little more time when installing.

The mains problem with Chromium OS right is related with its early stages of development, i.e. some parts of your computer may not work when operating with Chromium OS. Also it does not have Wi-Fi. For that reason users will have to use an Ethernet connection.

If you would like to experiment with Chromium and at the same time you are looking for a netbook or laptop, then you have to learn Google’s list of devices that are able to run with the latest version of Chromium OS.

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Reliance Mobile New SMS offer in 1 Paisa


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Today,s hot topic is, Communication meda and The fight is related  with tariff war among the many  communications sources  in the Indian mobile service is still going on. The Tariffs war for voice, roaming services were reduced.Now they are concentrated on introduce plans in the SMS space.

First of all the sources are provide SMS at one paisa per SMS. Also it is scheduled to offer unlimited SMSes for Re.1 per day. To open to RCom’s CDMA and GSM subscribers for prepaid and postpaid subscribers is another plan of the company.

According to Mr. Mahesh Prasad, President – Reliance Communications, the usage of SMS is becoming more popular and that is why one can find innovative ways. For Indians SMS is a source of communications in order to get in touch with friends and family. Because of the tariffs, SMS lost its popularity.

For that reason is targeted at revitalizing SMS usage in the country. He also added that the company provided significant value to Crore CDMA and GSM customers as well as it was planned to gain new acquisitions from high SMS usage groups of the GSM community among which could be young professionals and the youth across India.

RCom is planning to offer the one paisa per SMS plan through a voucher of Rs 11 per month. Moreover, other companies will not be able to use the same plans for commercial gains, as measures are taken by the company.