Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu claim 13 lives

CHENNAI – Heavy rains lashing Tamil Nadu for the past few days have thrown life out of gear in most parts of the state and claimed 13 lives.

 

Schools and colleges in many parts of Tamil Nadu remained closed Friday because of the rains.

Most of the deaths occurred because of wall and roof collapses in districts like Villupuram, Tirunelveli, Kanchipuram, Tiruchirapalli, Cuddalore and Madurai.

Weather officials have forecast heavy rains over the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the next two days.

Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea.

Madhu Koda is a simple man, not a corrupt politician, says his father

SINGHBUM – Rasika Koda, father of former Jharkhand Chief Minster Madhu Koda, on Friday defended his son and said that his son is a simple man and not a corrupt politician who indulged in money laundering to amass wealth and allied assets.

 

While talking to the media at Patahatu, the native village of Kodas in Jharkhand’s Singhbum district, the 68- year-old father, sternly ruled out his son Madhu Koda’s involvement in the scams, which is believed to be in the range of Rs 400 crore.

“He (Madhu Koda) doesn’t steal from anyone. He never fights with anyone either. He is same the way he was in his school. He is a very simple man,” Rasika Koda said.

While, Damu Singh, a childhood friend of the former State chief, said: “He is a good man as I know him from the childhood.”

The Enforcement Directorate had charged Koda and his former Cabinet colleagues under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on October 9, for allegedly amassing assets worth several hundred crores.

Estimated at Rs 300 to 400 crore, his investments are allegedly spread from Singapore to Thailand to Dubai to Liberia.

Koda is currently admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Apollo Hospital in Ranchi, after he complained of health complications such as pain in his abdomen, giddiness, nausea, and vomiting, and was admitted in a city hospital on Tuesday (November 03).

Income Tax sleuths have indicated that Madhu Koda will be arrested as soon as he is discharged from the hospital in Ranhi. (ANI)

Twitter Currently Dropping Some Mentions and Replies

Twitter reports that they’re currently working on an issue in which certain @username mentions or replies may be missing from your timelines. In particular, older mentions may be affected, and you may not even be able to page back to view previous mentions and replies at this time.

Fortunately this issue isn’t too severe, and the team is looking into it as we speak. But if you’ve noticed some mentions or replies going missing, there should hopefully be a fix on the way.

Have you been affected by this issue today? Let us know in the comments.

Facebook Cracks Down on Deceptive Ads

 

scamScammy, deceptive ads have been in the hotseat this week, as earlier MySpace and now Facebook have made commitments to track down and eradicate misleading offers and survey-related ad scams.

Social gaming applications in particular are being targeted for permitting certain types of scammy ads, that typically persuade users into contracting for services without disclosing costs up front.

In a social game like virtual farming sim Farmville, for example, users can either spend real money to buy virtual goods, or complete offers and surveys from partner companies in exchange for virtual credits. The trouble is, some of those offers include “opt-out” riders that enroll the user in some sort of paid service or subscription, and require action on the user’s part to avoid misleading charges.

Wow, Google Really Likes Muppets!

bert_ernie-hpWe’ve seen Google change their logo hundreds of times to celebrate some event during the company’s history, but lately they’ve really upped the ante, changing it nearly every day; I’ve almost forgotten what the real Google logo looks like.

A couple of days ago we wrote about a Google (Google) doodle that celebrates 40 years of the legendary children’s TV series Sesame Street, and now the logo is sporting other two characters from the series. These two guys, in case you forgot, are called Bert and Ernie.

Events and Movies Today in Hyderabad

Art Top

 

Solo Show
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  7 p.m. Shrishti Art Gallery, 267, Jubilee Hills. A solo exhibition of water color paintings on canvas by Rini Dhumal (Prof. of fine Arts, Baroda) will be on display.
Next Generation
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  7 p.m. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Next to Kalakriti Art Gallery, Road No.10, Banjara Hills. An exhibition of paintings by various artists like Abdul Salam, Amlan Dutta, Karan Khundrakpam, Krishna Sardar, Priyanka Lahiri, Ritendra Roy, Sanhita Ghosh, Somit Gupta, Sourav Jana, Supam Adhikary and others will be on display.
Special Events Top

 

The Double Life of Ramalinga Raju
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 6:30 p.m. to  9 p.m. Landmark, Adj. to Ohri’s Banjara, Road No.12, Banjara Hills. Harper Collins publishers presents the launch of the book – The Double Life of Ramalinga Raju, the story of India’s biggest corporate fraud, by Kingshuk Nag.
Eating Out Top

 

Evening Snacks
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 4 p.m. to  6 p.m. Promenade, Aditya Park, Ameerpet. An array of South and North Indian snacks and light meals at the Promenade.
Midnight Biryani
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 11:30 p.m. to  3 a.m. Tulips, Hotel Greenpark, Greenlands, Begumpet. Tulips is serving an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian biryanis. Other delicacies like Haleem, Sheermal, Paneer Burjee and desserts are also available.
Southern Delicacies
Friday, November 6th, 2009. noon to  3 p.m. Deccan Pavilion, Hotel ITC The Kakatiya, Begumpet. The coffee shop is offering authentic Hyderabadi biryanis and delicious kebabs along with other Chinese and continental cuisines. Also on the menu are soups, salads, cold cuts, pastas and desserts.
Snacks and Desserts Buffet
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 4 p.m. to  7 p.m. Sweet Nirvana, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur. A variety of savoury snacks like chicken barbecue and even desserts are up for grabs.
Lunch Buffet
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 12:30 p.m. to  3 p.m. Tandoor, White House Building, Begumpet. An authentic North Indian buffet – peas pulao, paneer tikka, biryanis, desserts and more.
Awadh Food Festival
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 5 p.m. to  11 p.m. The Great Kebab Factory, Next to MLA Colony, Road No.12, Banjara Hills. Some of the famous dishes on menu are smoked Kebabs like Kakori Kebab, Lucknowi Chaamp, Murgh Wajad Ali, Dum ki Nalli with vegetarian delights like Dahi ke Kebab, Dohra Kunbh, Makkai ki Tikki and desserts like Apple jalebi, Rabdi Lachchadar and others.
Thai Food Festival
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 7:30 p.m. to  11:30 p.m. Far East, Ohri’s Banjara, Road No.12,Banjara Hills Authentic Thai delicacies like Penang Ghai, Tom Yum Soup, Khow Phad and many more along with Thai ambience and music.
The Cocktail Festival
Friday, November 6th, 2009. noon to  11:45 p.m. Novotel Hyderabad Novotel & HICC Complex, P.O Bag No.1101, Cyberabad Post Office , Near Hitech City The factory is ready to churn vivid cocktail mixes all through the month. The festival is in contrast to the regular Oktober festival celebrated across the globe. The USP of the drinks will be matching with the days of the week, like Mojito Mondays, Tropical Tuesdays, Whiskey-mixed Wednesdays, Tequila Thursdays, Frozen Special Fridays, Sangria Saturdays and Shooter Sundays and also on the changes and the preferences of the crowd.
Kerala Food Festival
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Novotel Hyderabad Novotel & HICC Complex, P.O Bag No.1101, Cyberabad Post Office , Near Hitech City Novotel Hyderabad brings the city a festival that celebrates the rich culinary tradition of Kerala offering the prolific and authentic tastes of Kerala delicacies.
Indian Food Festival
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  10 p.m. Utsav, 221, Tivoli Road, Secunderabad Some of the famous dishes on the menu are Nadr Yakhni, Dhania Shorba among the soups, Starters like Bhatti da Paneer, Subz Galouti, Milli Julli Subz Kurkura and others. Main course dishes are Awadhi Tava, Sarson ka Saag, hariyali Kofte and may more along with Makkai ki Roti, Amritsari Kulcha and others.
Soul Curry
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11:30 p.m. Ista Hyderabad, Road No.2, Plot No.7, IT Park, Nanakramguda, Gachi Bowli Ista presents Seafood festival with live cooking and barbeque stations from 4 coastal states of India. Live band and coastal tunes from these regions will add up to the experience of food and tradition. The special menu includes rich and fiery flavors from Malvali and Malabari to Mangalorean and Goan to the Bay of Bengal. Chefs unique menu includes Meen Roast from Calicut, Karwari Mussels, Prawn Balchao, Crab Zec Zec, Andhra fish fry, Royalla Vepudu, Manglorean Fish curry, Bhappa Chingri, Machar Jhol and Paturi from Bengal, Karimeen Polichathu and chemeen Manga Charu from Kerala.
Nightlife Top

 

House Music Night
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  1 a.m. Dublin, Hotel ITC The Kakatiya, Opp. to Walden, Begumpet Rocking party tracks by in-house DJ Daman.
8th Anniversary Celebrations
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. 10 Downing Street, #10, Lifestyle Building, Begumpet TDS is celebrating its 8th anniversary. Rock artist Gary Lawyer will perform as a part it.
From Goa With Love
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Seasons Bar, Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Singer Wahida belts out hit songs from 70s, 80s to latest chart busters.
Russian Melodies
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Atrium Bar, Taj Deccan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Russian singer Polina will perform at the bar. She is versatile and covers a wide variety of world styles, from contemporary popular repertoire to retro and hip-hop.
Music Top

 

Jugalbandi
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11 p.m. Leo Bistro, Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet. Two guest artists will perform a jugalbandi with sitar and santoor.
Shopping Top

 

Season Sale
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  9 p.m. Planet Sports, Shop No.1-2, Afzia Towers, Opp. Lifestyle, Begumpet. There is a 20% discount on apparel, footwear and other sports accessories for women and men.
Festive Collection
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  9 p.m. New Meena Bazar, Abids. The store is has an exclusive range of reviting kurtas, pyjamas and sherwanis, featuring Lucknowi, Chikandari, Kashmiri works, Brocades and thread embroidery in exotic range of colors and designs. The fabrics used to create these masterpieces include plain cotton, crushed cotton, cotton silk, linen tissue silk and ploy silk.
Festive Collection
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m. Musaddilal Jewellers. Musaddilal Jewellers and Exporters have launched adesigner jewellery collection for Diwali and the wedding season. The collection specialises in diamonds, ruby, antique jewellery like satlada, chokers and much more.
Designer Collection
Friday, November 6th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m. Personna #8-2-589/3 , Banjara Hills The store is displaying formal and party wear apparel from famous designers like Manoviraj Khosla, Troy De Costa, Wendell Rodricks and many more.

 

MOVIES TODAY !

 

 

 

 

 

English Top
Inglorious Basterds
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
13:30 and 23:00
Under The Sea
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
16:30
This is It
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
11:45 and 23:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
13:30 and 23:00
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
13:35 and 19:55
Shorts
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
18:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
11:10 and 16:00
Fly Me To The Moon
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
14:30 and 20:30
Hindi Top
All The Best
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
17:00
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
17:00
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
19:40
Venkataramana Megaplex
Kachiguda Station Road, 2756-7208
11:30, 14:30, 18:00 and 21:15
London Dreams
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
10:30, 13:30, 16:30 and 22:45
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
10:45 and 16:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:15, 15:45, 19:00 and 22:15
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
13:50 and 19:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
16:10 and 22:30
Talkie Town
Shetty’s Complex, Aland Road, Bombay Highway, Miyapur.,
18:30
Padmavati Cineplex
Kachiguda, Opp: Suprabhat Hotel,
11:30, 14:30, 18:00 and 21:15
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
13:35 and 19:55
Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
14:00 and 19:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:00, 11:00, 13:05, 16:10, 19:45 and 22:20
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
10:30, 16:15, 19:30 and 22:45
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
10:30, 13:30, 16:30 and 22:30
Talkie Town
Shetty’s Complex, Aland Road, Bombay Highway, Miyapur.,
11:30, 14:30, 18:15 and 21:30
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
13:00, 18:30 and 21:15
Tivoli
Secunderabad, 2784-6747
11:30, 14:30, 18:30 and 21:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
10:50, 18:30 and 21:15
HITECH 70mm
Near Cyber towers, Hitech City,
11:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 21:00
Jail
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
12:00, 14:45, 17:30 and 23:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
11:30, 14:15, 19:15, 20:00 and 22:40
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
13:30, 19:45 and 22:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
14:00 and 19:20
Talkie Town
Shetty’s Complex, Aland Road, Bombay Highway, Miyapur.,
11:30, 14:30 and 21:45
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
11:00 and 16:45
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
13:30, 19:45 and 22:30
Anand
Opp. Wesley Boys College, S.P.Road, 2790-6405
21:00
Telugu Top
Magadheera
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
16:45
Bendu Appa Rao
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
20:00
Ek Niranjan
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
11:30, 17:00, 19:45 and 22:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
11:30, 16:50 and 22:20
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:30, 13:30, 19:30 and 22:30
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
10:30, 12:15, 13:30, 15:15, 16:30, 19:30, 21:15 and 22:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
10:30, 13:35, 16:40, 18:55, 19:40, 22:00 and 22:20
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
10:00, 13:00, 15:30, 18:15 and 21:30
Sensation Insomnia
Next to Police station, Lakdi-ka-pul, 2323-3455
11:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 21:00
Odeon 70mm
RTC X Roads, 2765-1438
11:15, 14:15, 18:00 and 21:00
Shanti
Narayanguda., 2322-3580
11:15, 14:15, 18:00 and 21:00
Village Lo Vinayakudu
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
10:15, 15:30 and 21:15
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
10:40, 19:35 and 22:20
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
14:15, 19:30 and 22:15
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
11:20, 16:40 and 22:00
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
11:30, 14:15 and 20:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
11:00, 13:45, 16:30 and 19:20
Devi 70 mm
RTC ‘X’ Roads, 2763-7811
11:15, 14:15, 18:00 and 21:00

 

Father becomes son and son becomes the father..

Can u Guess who is this ??????????

 Father becomes the son and son becomes the father

 

Yes, this is Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan would be seen sporting a completely different look in his upcoming movie Pa .This is the much-protected, top secret look that he’s sporting in the Balki-directed movie, Pa . The film is being shot in Delhi, and Big B’s son Abhishek is also part of the cast and in the city. While Abhishek has been seen at the shooting location daily, Amitabh has been coming and going like an ‘undercover’ agent – literally, for they kept him under the cover of a towel. The unit has been extremely careful about keeping this look under wraps, changing Amitabh’s routes to and from shooting.

 abhishek-bachchan-to-play-amitabhs-father-in-movie

According to sources, the make-up artiste is a firang lady, and she takes about four to five hours to achieve this look. The make-up has been done at Amitabh’s Gulmohur Park residence on all the days of shooting.

 Actors-Abhishek-Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan plays Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan’s son in the film. The role is of a man who ages faster than normal people do.

 

This will be Bachchan’s second project with Balki, who had earlier given the actor a make-over in Cheeni Kum, in which, Bachchan had played a quirky chef, who falls for a woman half his age in the film.