SIM card of phone used by 26/11 terrorists traced to Delhiite

The SIM card of a mobile phone used by 26/11 terrorists to talk to their Pakistani handlers during the attacks last year has been traced to a Delhi resident whose whereabouts are still not known, a witness informed the trial court here on Thursday.

Deposing before Judge M L Tahaliyani, a former Airtel nodal officer Sunil Tiwari said that on a request made by Mumbai police, he had made inquiries about the SIM card number used in the phone number 09910719124 and found that it was issued in the name of Suresh Prasad, a resident of Masoorpur in New Delhi.

The SIM card was issued on October 5 last year to Prasad who had given a fake address, the witness said in response to a query by Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

The witness said, on November 27, while the attacks were on, then Additional Police Commissioner Parambir Singh had forwarded a written request to his company to inquire about the SIM card and also to divert all calls from the number to 022-23053162. Accordingly, his request was complied with, the court was told.

Another witness, Govinder Singh Bakshi, who owns “India Communication” shop in Delhi also deposed saying Prasad had purchased the SIM from him and personally collected it.

Bakshi further told the court that Suresh had signed the application form and affixed his photograph besides furnishing electricity bill as residence proof.

Investigation Officer Vilas Wankhede informed the court that his team had visited the Delhi address given by Prasad and found it to be fake.

… contd.

Inter student commits suicide – HYDERABAD

HYDERABAD: An intermediate student committed suicide at P and T colony near Saroornagar dejected by the sudden demise of her friend a few-days-ago.Teekshna (17), a second year intermediate student at Narayana Junior college hanged herself at her residence, in the absence of her parents. She was depressed from the time her friend Monica, committed suicide a month back due to her poor performance in the exams.  Saroornagar sub-inspector Narasimha Rao told ‘Expresso’ that Teekshna in her suicide note explained that she was pained by the death of Monica.

Engg student commits suicide – HYDERABAD

HYDERABAD: Upset that he was unable to perform well in studies and thinking that he had failed to live up to the expectations of his parents, an engineering student committed suicide at Sanatnagar on Tuesday.C Premdeep (19), a second year student at Nova Engineering college was found hanging from the ceiling in his room. Hailing from Kadapa district, Premdeep was staying at Sanatnagar along with his friend Santosh.On Tuesday morning Santosh left for the college whereas Premdeep stayed behind. Around 7 p.m., Santosh’s mother came to the room and when there was no response from Premdeep, she along with the neighbours broke open the door. Sanatnagar police said Premdeep took the extreme step after 1.30 p.m and left behind a suicide note. Incidentally, his father Narasimhulu called him at 1.30 p.m to inform that he would be coming to Hyderabad on Wednesday. “In the suicide note, Premdeep said that he felt sorry that he failed to live up to the expectations of his parents. He failed in many subjects prescribed in second year course curriculum,” Sanatnagar sub-inspector Vidyasagar said. However, his family members alleged that Premdeep resorted to suicide as the college authorities denied him a hall ticket.

4 vehicle-lifting gangs held – HYDERABAD

HYDERABAD: If you end up buying a stolen vehicle, knowingly or unknowingly you could also find yourself languishing behind bars. This was asserted by Cyberabad Police Commissioner S Prabhakar Reddy on Wednesday after nabbing four gangs that also comprised college students, involved in vehicle-lifting.Police recovered 66 two-wheelers and six tractors from the accused. Yelubari Shekar, Gottimukkla Srinivas Rao, Nagaraju Kalyan Varma and Chennoji Chandra Sekhar were caught by Balanagar police. The gang had stolen 28 motorcycles and sold them at lower price and issuing fake registration certificate. The kingpin in the gang was Yelubari Shekar who resorted to acquiring easy money by stealing vehicles when he found himself cash-strapped.“We request the people to verify the genuineness of the registration documents. If the papers are found to be fake, surrender the vehicles voluntarily at the local police station, else the ‘owner’ of the stolen vehicle will also be an accused,” Prabhakar Reddy said. Similarly three graduation students belonging to Alwal were arrested and 18 motor cycles were recovered.  Other gangs were caught by Malkajgiri, Uppal and Saroornagar police. Similarly sleuths of Hyderabad Central Crime Station (CCS) also caught one J Badhya Naik and recovered 23 two-wheelers worth Rs 10 lakh.

No Magaadu in Tollywood: Tammareddi

“Had ‘Taare Zameen Par’ been made in Tollywood, not even a single actor would have come forward to act in the movie. Bollywood has MEN,” director and producer Tammareddi Bharadwaj said Wednesday in an unusually candid talk.Incidentally, “Magaadu” __ the word meaning MAN in Telugu has been used so much of late in all the hero-centric movies in Tollywood. Bharadwaj’s remarks are not off the cuff. Showering praises on Aamir Khan, he lashed out at Tollywood heroes for focussing on commercial films and neglecting sensible and thought-provoking subjects. He opined that no hero in Tollywood would match Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. “Even the government should give subsidies to children’s films after the movies are released otherwise, the filmmakers try to save some money and end up making compromises,’’ he pointed out.“The Government should give a big impetus to the children’s film movement by providing subsidies, conducting film festivals, promoting film production by eminent filmmakers and also finally, training children and interested persons in the art, skill and basics of children’s films,” he opined.School Education Minister Manikya Vara Prasad, perhaps stung to the quick by Bharadwaj’s remarks, said the government will consider whether film making should be made part of the school curriculum.On excuses that children’s films do not generally work in Tollywood, Bharadwaj said, “the audience is very smart and more intelligent than we think; they have shown good content actually works. Otherwise films like Taare Zameen Par wouldn’t have done well.”Meanwhile, a little confusion over the venue between Children’s Film Society of India CEO Sushobhan Banerjee and Children’s Film Society of Andhra Pradesh President Ved Kumar at the Media Centre, Prasads Imax resulted in heated arguments between the two. Ved Kumar and Media Committee chairperson, G. Vardhachary felt humiliated and apparently walked out of the venue, forcing majority of the media to boycott the open forum. Nandita Das intervention only added fuel to the fire.

India as Important as China: US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following New Delhi’s clear opposition to US-China joint statement having mention of Indo-Pak ties, the US had sought to soothe India saying that it has to decide with Pakistan the substance, scope and pace of their relationship.

“We’ve always said, in terms of Indo-Pakistan relations, that’s really up to India and Pakistan to decide how and when and the scope of that,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, told reporters in Washington.

With New Delhi disturbed with the joint statement issued in Beijing following talks between President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, the US said in an apparent bid to pacify India that it has an ‘equally important relationship’ with India as that with China.

“I don’t think there needs to be any concern in India about what the President said in China. We have very important relations with China. But we have equally important relations with India.

“And I think that will come out very clearly during the course of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit next week,” he said.

It may be noted that India reacted strongly to the statement yesterday and made it clear that a third country role cannot be envisaged nor is it necessary.

Suicide Bomber Strikes Peshawar Court, at least 16 Killed


A suicide bomber struck at the gates of a local court in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan’s north western frontier bordering Afghanistan, killing 16 and wounding two dozen others Thursday morning.

The macabre strike caps a series of attacks in the region, ostensibly launched in protest of an ongoing military offensive against radical Islamists in several parts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), where dominant Pushtuns are known to share strong cultural and family ties with Afghanistan.

The strike, blows the covers off the Pakistani security establishment’s inability to secure citizens and government installations and offices, especially, as the attack this morning took place on the busy Khyber Road which has witnessed at least two other bombings this year.

Last week a car bomb targeted Pakistani intelligence offices on the same road, just a couple of kilometers west of the court, reported the BBC.

The court is also in the vicinity of the Pearl Continental Hotel, which was targeted by a truck bomb earlier this year, it added.

The Peshawar city establishment has confirmed that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.

Medics at the Lady Reading Hospital have already confirmed the arrival of 16 dead, three of those killed in the attack were identified as policemen.

The bomb disposal office that normally sweeps locations after the death and destruction has been caused, said nearly 10 kg explosive was used in the strike.

The area around the court remains cordoned and closed for traffic.

New site hierarchies display in search results

Google usually shows a green web address, or URL, at the bottom of each search result to let you know where you’re headed. Today we’re rolling out an improvement that replaces the URL in some search results with a hierarchy showing the precise location of the page on the website. The new display provides valuable context and new navigation options. The changes are rolling out now and should be available globally in the next few days.

Some web addresses help you understand the structure of the site and how the specific page fits into the site hierarchy. For example, consider a search for the biography of Vint Cerf (Google’s Internet Evangelist). The URL for one result, “www.google.com/corporate/execs.html,” shows that the page is located in a page about “execs,” under “corporate,” which is on the “google.com” site. This can provide valuable context when deciding whether to click on the result.

Often, however, URLs are too long, too short, or too obscure to add useful information. For example, consider this result from ProductWiki for the query [spidersapien reviews]:


The URL of this result is “www.productwiki.com/spidersapien,” which doesn’t provide much additional information about the site or this result. Now take a look at the result with the new site hierarchy display:


The new text provides useful information about the page. You can tell that the ProductWiki site has information about many different products, organized in different categories, and you can even tell that Spidersapien is a robot toy. In addition, each phrase in the green line is actually a link. For example, clicking on “Toys & Games” takes you to ProductWiki’s listing page for all toys, and clicking on “Robots” takes you to a list of their robot toys. This way if you realize that you’re interested in a more general category than this specific product (there are a lot of cool robot toys out there) you can easily access information on broader topics.

The host and domain for the site (in this case http://www.productwiki.com) will always be shown, so you always know what website you’re going to before you click. There’s not always enough room to show the complete hierarchy, so sometimes we use ellipses to replace some of the intermediate levels, like in this result for [how to make granola]:


The information in these new hierarchies come from analyzing destination web pages. For example, if you visit the ProductWiki Spidersapien page, you’ll see a series of similar links at the top, “Home> Toys & Games> Robots.” These are standard navigational tools used throughout the web called “breadcrumbs,” which webmasters frequently show on their sites to help users navigate. By analyzing site breadcrumbs, we’ve been able to improve the search snippet for a small percentage of search results, and we hope to expand in the future.

When we design the way results appear on google.com, our goal is to get you to the information you’re looking for as quickly as possible. Sometimes that means improving how we represent websites, and other times that means giving you new ways to explore content. We’re always happy when we can introduce a feature, like site hierarchies, that does both!

Why Twitter’s U.S. Traffic Slump Doesn’t Mean It’s Toast

For nearly a decade the surest sign of trouble for a consumer-based Internet startup was simple: lousy web traffic numbers. Eyeballs, of course, never insure profits. If page views and unique visitors aren’t moving up, however, trouble is coming. That’s bad news for Twitter, a company with a billion-dollar valuation to live up to. The number of unique visitors to Twitter’s Web site from the U.S. fell to 19.2 million in October from 20.9 million in September, according to comScore. This time, however, it may not be a problem. The reason?
Twitter is an Internet company, not a Web company. While the words ‘Web’ and ‘Internet’ are often used interchangeably, they’re really two very different things. The Web refers to the graphical portion of the Internet built around the hypertext-transport protocol created by physicist Tim Berners-Lee in 1990. The Internet, by contrast, is the far older communications infrastructure that the Web, like email, was built around.

It’s a distinction that could become more important as the Web 2.0 boom begins to fade, and startups use the Internet to connect their services directly to the set top boxes, smart phone applications, and widgets built into social networks (big caveat, many such connections are built to take advantage of the web’s hypertext-transport protocol, but while they remain ‘web applications’ they’re not consumed by the organ sacks whose behavior is measured by traditional web traffic monitoring services).

So it’s almost inevitable that a consumer-focused Internet company will, soon, start to see Web traffic stagnate even as its popularity soars. Twitter might just be among the first to take that path: it has has already spawned a vast number of third-party applications and web sites users tap into to interact with the service, such as Seesmic and Brizzly. Many users never touch Twitter.com. And that trend will only grow, with Microsoft adding support for Twitter to its XBox Live online console gaming service next week.

A spokesperson for comScore even says the traffic measurement service is looking for ways to measure traffic to online services that flow through application programming services and mobile phones, rather than Web sites viewed via PCs.

So will Twitter’s Web traffic continue to stagnate? That depends not just on how many users Twitter attracts, but whether they choose to interact with the service through Twitter.com, or through phones, gaming consoles, and third-party services and applications. What we do know now is, in the long-run, web traffic will matter less and less as services such as Twitter mature into companies that use the Internet to connect computers, set top boxes, phones, and other devices through specialized applications, rather than the boring old Web browser. — Brian Caulfield

New Twitter Feature Used To Trash Itself

Well that didn’t take long. Twitter users are already complaining about a new feature that makes it easier to repeat or ‘retweet’ a particularly snappy comment, or tweet, to their friends. The irony? The new feature is being used to air complaints about the new feature. When you train millions of people to exchange smart alecky remarks just 144 characters long this is what you get.

As Twitter has grown, users have improvised all sorts of ways to add new features to the bare bones messaging service. To let other users search by topic, users just add the ‘#’ to a word, allowing users to search for “#terriers” when they want posts about terriers. Similarly, “retweeting” arose because users began using the characters”‘RT” as shorthand for a comment or quip posted by another user.

The problem: adding a button that allows users to retweet creates a feature that works kind of like — but not exactly like — the one longtime users have improvised themselves. To his credit, Twitter’s co-founder Ev Williams admits he knew the new feature will get heckled:

I’m making this post because I know the design of this feature will be somewhat controversial. People understandably have expectations of how the retweet function should work. And I want to show some of the thinking that’s gone into it. I’ve been a big proponent of this particular design internally at Twitter, because, while it won’t serve every use case, I think it offers something new and powerful.

And indeed it does. For example, the new feature cuts down on the noise created when multiple Twitters retweet the same item. Instead of seeing it, say, five times, the original tweet will show up just once. There are other benefits.

The larger issue, however, is the dozens of applications and web sites that plug into Twitter to allow users to manage their messages will work kind of like, but not exactly like, Twitter.com, at least for a while. Twitter is encouraging developers to build support for the new feature into their Twitter clients.

Sooner or later, however, developers may begin to pick and choose which new features they support. Then it will be up to Twitter to choose: is it a web site that can add new features to its service as it pleases? Or is it something bigger? — Brian Caulfield

Job mela to be organised tomorrow


Employment Exchange on Government ITI premises is venue

Graduates in the age group of 21-35 are eligible


VIJAYAWADA: Interviews will be conducted to recruit sales executives, male workers, drivers and marketing persons into various firms during the job mela to be conducted at the Employment Exchange on the Government ITI premises on November 20 (Friday).

South India Research Institute Private Limited, Life Insurance Corporation of India and several private firms will participate in the mela to select suitable candidates for their organisations.

Graduates in the age group of 21-35 years are eligible to apply for the post of sales executive, while those who have passed/failed SSC and are in the age group of 18-35 years are eligible for the post of male worker. The same is the qualification for the post of driver whereas candidates with Intermediate are eligible for the post of marketing persons. Regional Employment Officer V. Himabindu said in a statement that a three-month-long free training would be provided to unemployed youth in Information Technology Enabled Services, customer relations and sales and hardware and software courses.

The programme would be conducted in association with Dr. Reddy’s Foundation and the MSDF, she said. Besides this training programme, another training would be conducted under Rajiv Udyogasri.

Facebook And Twitter’s Corporate Problem

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If the multibillion-dollar e-mail security industry has been built to prevent information from seeping out through personal communication, how is social networking in the workplace still going unchecked? After all, consumer social apps such as Facebook and Twitter provide the same information-leakage threat as unsecured, personal e-mail–possibly more, thanks to the viral impact of broadcasting news tidbits to one’s network of friends in real-time.

This question of enterprise social networking security has played out repeatedly in recent months as I watch Facebook and Twitter cross the digital divide from personal to business communications tools. For the most part, social networking has crept into the workplace with very little oversight by IT because people are gradually–and often stealthily–discovering a second purpose (business) for their personal accounts.

Sure, we see the occasional social-networking crackdown: In August ESPN sent out a memo banning reporters from sports-related tweets; about the same time, the Marine Corps banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks. But usage policies like ESPN’s and the Marines’ are just a Band-aid approach to their security problems. They ignore the fact that, like corporate e-mail, there is a bona fide need for collaborative tools in the workplace.

For companies seeking a secure a middle ground between outright Twitter-bans and free-for-all tweeting, the answer lies in taking a corporate e-mail approach to social networking in the workplace. Companies need to deploy an enterprise social networking solution– social collaboration software developed specifically for business–that is managed by their IT departments. And we’re seeing more and more activity surfacing that addresses this business need for secure social collaboration.

Earlier this month, Cisco ( CSCO – news – people ) announced its Enterprise Collaboration Platform, a broad set of tools for IM, e-mail, social networking, videoconferencing and document and video sharing. The approach is not unlike similar collaboration projects by IBM ( IBM – news – people ) and Microsoft ( MSFT – news – people ).

A slew of start-ups have also entered this market. DiVitas Networks, for example, makes a social networking Web app that is geared toward private, intra-company communications among mobile users. The solution supports a corporate directory (so-called “friends,” in Facebook lingo) and is accessible directly from an iPhone and other smart phones. Software security is controlled at the server level, so there is no security risk if the phone is lost or stolen.

Campus recruitment drive on Dec. 10

Placement officers from top 20 colleges in the city attended a meeting organised by the FactSet Systems India, at the Pydah College of Engineering and Technology here. A campus recruitment drive is being held at the college on December 10. HR Head of the company Srinivas Pindi released posters and banners in connection with the recruitment drive, and explained about FactSet and its achievements and its recruitment process. The company conducted recruitment drives twice here in the past and Mr. Srinivas showed a video in which the students who had been recruited, talked about their experience.

Training programme

  The Centre for Electronics Test Engineering is conducting training in “Certified IPC – 610 D Specialist” programme on its premises in Kamalanagar from November 24 for diploma, engineering graduates, said a press release. For details contact: 94908-23625 / 2713-2615.

 

‘I Get It’ encyclopaedia series launched

  HYDERABAD: Open it and it is like any other comic book with attractive images and easy-to-read text. The only difference is that it is actually an encyclopaedia modelled like a comic book and will answer all your questions. The first of its kind in India, ‘I Get It’, was launched on Thursday by publishers DeAgostini and Popular Prakashan here in Hyderabad.

 ‘I Get It’ is a part-work encyclopaedia series which answers some common questions raised by children such as ‘why is the sky blue’, ‘how old is the earth’, ‘how do dogs smell’ etc. Aimed at the eight to 12 age group, it uses cartoon stories to explore the world of science and to answer tricky questions that grown-ups often don’t have easy answers to, said Adrian O’Connell, Managing Director, DeAgostini-Japan and Asia. “The whole aim of this series is to bring out a knowledge product that is not only child-friendly but also makes explaining easy for parents,” said Mr. O’Connell. While the first phase will be in English only, the series may be translated into other Indian languages in the near future, Harsha Bhaktal, Director, Popular Prakashan informed.

 

For more details log on to ‘ www.igetitbooks.in’.

 

 

 

 

Events and Movies Today in Hyderabad

Art Top

 

Basically Hyderabadi
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  6 p.m. ICONART, 1672, SBI Building, Road No.12, Banjara Hills. An exhibition of drawings and paintings on the minutes, transcripts, proceedings of life in the old city by Syed Rayees Ahmed will be on display. The paintings capture unhurried moments of burkha clad women, relaxed and leisurely in the comfort of their homes, in bazaars, tea stalls and on the streets and everyday life is captured in an honest effort.
Dhyan
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  7 p.m. Alankrita Art Gallery Opp. Police Station , Madhapur An exhibition of paintings titled Dhyan by J Suryanarayan.
Eating Out Top

 

Evening Snacks
Thursday, November 19th, 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
Thursday, November 19th, 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
Thursday, November 19th, 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
Thursday, November 19th, 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
Thursday, November 19th, 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
Thursday, November 19th, 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.
The Cocktail Festival
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. noon to  11:45 p.m. Novotel Hyderabad, Hitech City, Madhapur. 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
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Novotel Hyderabad, Near Hitech City, Madhapur. Novotel Hyderabad brings the city a festival that celebrates the rich culinary tradition of Kerala offering the prolific and authentic tastes of Kerala delicacies.
Steak And Grill Festival
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. Alfresco, Taj Krishna, Road No.1,Banjara Hills Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars and relish an array of juicy Steaks and Grills from America and Mediterranean region at the Al Fresco.
Dim-Sum Festival
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11 p.m. Golden Dragon, Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. The menu consists of a wide-range of Dim Sums in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options like baby spinach and spring vegetables dim sum, five spiced mushroom dim sum, garlic and cabbage dim sum, burnt garlic fish dim sum, chicken dim sum, crispy shrimps dim sum and delicious desserts from Executive Chef Nitin.
Nightlife Top

 

House Music Night
Thursday, November 19th, 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.
From Goa With Love
Thursday, November 19th, 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
Thursday, November 19th, 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.
Sin’Derella Nights
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Excess, Novotel Hyderabad, Hitech City, Madhapur. In-house DJ will spin house. lounge and funk music tonight, for the ladies.
Ladies Night
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 9 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Enigma, Hotel Minerva Grand, Secunderabad. DJs Shame and Mani will entertain the crowd with hip-hop and desi music tonight.
Martini Nights
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. The Bar, Novotel Hyderabad, Hitech City, Madhapur. Relish the martinis and other exotic drinks while the DJ plays soothing music at the Bar.
Hip-Hop Nights
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Venom, Lumbini Jewel Mall, Road No.2, Banjara Hills. Latest hip-hop and house music by DJ Shekar and visual effects by DJ V Sai. Drinks will be on the house for the ladies and free halloween shooters to all the guests.
Ladies Night
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 9 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Firangi Paani, City Centre Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. In-house DJs Christy and Amar are all set to play rock, retro, house and desi tonight. Drinks will be on the house for the ladies.
Hip-Hop Ladies Night
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m. Bottles and Chimney, Begumpet. DJ Kave, the official DJ for rapper Blaaze is all set to entertain the crowd with the best of hip-hop, electronic and bollywood music. Drinks will be in the house for ladies.
Shopping Top

 

Season Sale
Thursday, November 19th, 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
Thursday, November 19th, 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.
Designer Jewellery
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m. Musaddilal Jewellers. Designer jewellery collection for Diwali and the wedding season. The collection specialises in diamonds, ruby, antique jewellery like satlada, chokers and much more.
Designer Collection
Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m. Personna, Road No.8, 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
Under The Sea
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
18:45 (Fri-Sun).
Fly Me To The Moon
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
16:45 (Sundays) and 17:45 (Mon-Thu).
2012
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
13:45, 16:45, 19:45 and 22:45
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
13:20, 16:05, 16:30, 19:10 and 22:15
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
10:30, 13:30, 16:30,19:30 and 22:40
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
10:45, 16:30, 19:00 and 22:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
10:45, 13:25, 16:35 and 22:30
Talkie Town
Shetty’s Complex, Aland Road, Bombay Highway, Miyapur.,
11:15, 14:15, 18:15 and 21:15
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
10:30, 13:30, 18:15 and 22:00
Santosh 70mm
Abids, 2320-1991
11:30, 14:30, 18:00 and 21:00
Hindi Top
All The Best
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
22:30
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
22:30
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
14:00 and 22:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
13:30 and 22:10
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
14:15
Padmavati Cineplex
Kachiguda, Opp: Suprabhat Hotel,
11:30, 14:30, 18:00 and 21:15
Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30 and 22:30
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:10, 13:15, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
13:15, 16:45, 19:30 and 22:45
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
11:15, 13:20, 19:30, 22:20
Talkie Town
Shetty’s Complex, Aland Road, Bombay Highway, Miyapur.,
11:30 and 14:30
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
18:45
Tivoli
Secunderabad, 2784-6747
14:30, 18:30 and 21:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
10:40, 13:55, 19:10 and 22:40
Aao Wish Karein
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
16:30
Tum Mile
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
11:45, 14:30, 19:30 and 22:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:30, 13:10, 16:20, 19:20 and 22:40
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
11:00, 17:30 and 23:00
Talkie Town
Shetty’s Complex, Aland Road, Bombay Highway, Miyapur.,
11:30, 18:30 and 21:30
Tivoli
Secunderabad, 2784-6747
11:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
11:00, 16:15 and 22:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
13:25, 16:25 and 19:15
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
10:30, 13:15 and 16:00
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
Odeon 70mm
RTC X Roads, 2765-1438
11:15, 14:15, 18:00 and 21:00
Ek Niranjan
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
17:15
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
17:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
19:30 and 22:30
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
14:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
13:35
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
13:15, 18:45 and 21:30
Shanti
Narayanguda., 2322-3580
11:15, 14:15, 18:00 and 21:00
Village Lo Vinayakudu
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
17:00
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
20:15
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
13:30
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
17:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
13:45 and 19:20
Devi 70 mm
RTC ‘X’ Roads, 2763-7811
11:15, 14:15, 18:00 and 21:00
Kurradu
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
11:15, 14:00, 19:30 and 22:15
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:45, 16:30 and 19:50
Cine Planet Multiplex
Kompally., 2765-4321
10:15, 13:00, 16:00 and 21:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
11:00 and 19:30
HITECH 70mm
Near Cyber towers, Hitech City,
11:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 21:00.
Sensation Insomnia
Next to Police station, Lakdi-ka-pul, 2323-3455
11:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 21:00

 

 

Court sends two to police remand for helping Pakistani spy

A city court Tuesday remanded two men to seven days police custody for allegedly helping a suspected Pakistani spy in getting a passport and a driving licence using forged documents.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja sent Chand Mohammed and Mohammed Arshad to police custody till Nov 23.

Both were arrested from Lucknow by the Special Cell of Delhi Police and Uttar Pradesh’s Anti Terrorist Force.

They are said to have helped Jabbar alias Syed Amir Ali, the suspected Pakistani spy who was arrested from Delhi airport Saturday, in procuring a passport and a driving licence using forged documents.

According to police, Jabbar, who was staying in Shahdara area of Delhi belongs to Karachi in Pakistan. He was working as a technician in a mobile phone repair shop in Mansarovar Park in northeast Delhi.

Jabbar was apprehended while trying to board a flight to Dammam in Saudi Arabia allegedly using a fake passport he procured from Lucknow.

India rejects third party role in ties with Pakistan

Days before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Washington, India Wednesday responded to concerns about the US giving a monitoring role to China in South Asia by saying that a “third country role cannot be envisaged” in resolving its issues with Pakistan.

“Government of India is committed to resolving all outstanding issues with Pakistan through a peaceful bilateral dialogue in accordance with the Simla agreement, external affairs ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash told reporters.

“A third country role cannot be envisaged nor is it necessary,” Prakash said in response to a question on the US-China joint statement that has led to concerns in India about the US giving a role to China in bilateral issues relating to India and Pakistan.

New Delhi also stressed that meaningful dialogue with Islamabad was not possible without addressing the threat of cross-border terror.

“We also believe that a meaningful dialogue with Pakistan can take place only in an environment free from terror or the threat of terror, the spokesperson said.

The US and China “support the efforts of Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight terrorism, maintain domestic stability and achieve sustainable economic and social development, and support the improvement and growth of relations between India and Pakistan”, a joint statement said Tuesday after talks between US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

The US and China have agreed to work together to bring about stable and peaceful relations in all of South Asia, Obama said at a joint briefing with Hu in Beijing.

The statement, coming as it does barely days before Manmohan Singh goes to Washington as Obama’s state guest, has irked some circles in New Delhi.

Washington, however, defended the joint statement. Seeking to allay the concerns, US Ambassador in New Delhi Timothy J. Roemer said it was a positive statement.

“We are trying to ensure a prosperous and peaceful rise of China, he said. At the same time, we have historic and close relations with India,” he added.

Describing the India-US relationship as not only one of the most important relationships for the world, the US envoy stressed the relationship would move to the next level and revolve around a broader strategic dialogue on pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, including terrorism, climate change, food security and poverty-alleviation.

Pakistan facing international conspiracy: former army chief

Pointing a finger at the intelligence agencies of India, the US, Israel and Afghanistan, a former Pakistani army chief said Wednesday that an international conspiracy was being hatched against this country but Islamabad had the wherewithal to deal with the situation.

Talking to a private TV channel, Gen. (retd) Mirza Aslam Baig said India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) the US’ CIA, Israel’s Mossad and Afghan Intelligence Agency Rawa were involved in a conspiracy against Pakistan and had imposed a war on the country.

“Pakistan is facing a threat both from its eastern and western borders due to mistakes committed by former president Pervez Musharraf,” Baig maintained.

Echoing Baig’s views, current army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said Pakistans defence capabilities should not be underestimated by any one as the military was

fully capable to take on any challenges.

Addressing a passing out parade at the Pakistan Air Force Academy at Risalpur, near the North West Frontier Province capital Peshawar, Kayani said Pakistan was facing extraordinary internal and external challenges and was threatened by an “adventurous neighbour”. He said the army would continue action against the extremists.