IPL 2010 Points Table

Following is the IPL Points Table 2010 as on 19 March 2010.

Team P W L NR PTS NRR
Royal Challengers Bangalore 4 3 1 0 6 1.212
Deccan Chargers 4 3 1 0 6 0.450
Mumbai Indians 3 2 1 0 4 1.520
Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 4 0.448
Kolkata Knight Riders 4 2 2 0 4 -0.906
Delhi Daredevils 5 2 3 0 4 -0.919
Kings XI Punjab 4 1 3 2 0 -0.276
Rajasthan Royals 4 1 3 2 0 -09.53

Bomb in aircraft: Probe to focus on security lapse

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala police have begun a comprehensive probe into the recovery of a crude explosive from the cargo section of a Kingfisher flight here with focus
on “security lapses”.

The Bangalore police, Civil Aviation Department and Central Intelligence agencies would help in the investigations considering the seriousness of the case, highly placed police
sources told PTI today.

The “country-made bomb like object” of the size of a cricket ball containing 30 gms of ‘gunpowder’, wrapped in two layers of paper, one of which was a page from the Thiruvananthapuram edition of a Malayalam newspaper, was found yesterday on the plane that arrived from Bangalore here with 31 people on board, raising security concerns.

As part of the probe, a three-member team led by Police Commissioner M R Ajaya Kumar rushed to Bangalore last evening itself to view the Close Circuit TV recordings at the airport there to ascertain details of the passengers who flew in the flight and ground-handling staff including cargo loaders.

Similarly, a Bangalore police team is expected to be here later today to collect such details from the city airport.

“We will be collecting all the details from both the airports for analysis. We will be helped by other agencies concerned. However, as the detection was done here, the state
police will be playing a vital role in investigations and pursuance of the case,” a police officer said.

The probe would look into all aspects of the case like how and where it got into the aircraft’s cargo hold, where it (the object) was contrived and from where the material used for it was purchased.

The CISF, in charge of the airport security, would be holding an internal inquiry to ascertain if there were any loopholes in their system, sources said.

Police would file an FIR in a local court in the case today.

Relief for Mayawati in cash garland case

Allahabad: Bringing huge relief to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Allahabad High Court Monday rejected a plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the money garland gifted to her at a rally here last week.

A division bench of Chief Justice Amitabh Lala and Justice Anil Kumar dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) on grounds of the petitioners failing to furnish any supportive evidence on the demand for a CBI investigation.

The PIL was moved jointly by three lawyers practicing in the high court here.

The garland, estimated to have been made with 50,000 notes of Rs.1,000 denomination each making it worth Rs.5 crore in cash, was given to her at a massive rally to mark 25 years of the Bahujan Samaj Party on March 15.

The court also declined to look into the charge of “misuse of government machinery and funds” for the rally, which appeared to have drawn a huge crowd of about 500,000 people. The petition alleged that the rally had cost the state exchequer nearly Rs.200 crore.

The money garland gifted by the Karnataka unit of the BSP put Mayawati in the national spotlight with political parties joining hands to condemn the extravagance.

In what is being seen as damage control, another money garland, worth about Rs.18 lakh, was given to Mayawati the next day itself on March 16. This is learnt to have been organised by her close aide and minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui as an attempt to deflect attention from the first garland that was dismantled, sources said.

SRK gives young ones tips for six-pack abs

New Delhi: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who flaunted six-pack abs in blockbuster “Om Shanti Om” but couldn’t maintain them later, is doling out fitness tips to youngsters through micro-blogging site Twitter.

“Six-pack more to do with diet than exercise alone. You need to be very disciplined. (Do it for) 30 to 40 days…they will start to show,” Shah Rukh posted on his Twitter page Monday.

“Exercise regimen – four times a week. Thirty minutes do a weights or any exercise which makes you sweat. No rice or bread at all with food, grilled food. Lots of water. No alcohol. If you do, then exercise (for) 50 minutes. No music and wasting time during exercise. Just do it like a job…push yourself.”

“No desserts, ice creams or colas. No food in between meals like chips, etc. Singlehandedly try and bring the junk food industry to closure,” he wrote.

Shah Rukh says he does 100 push ups and 60 pull ups when he is regular. “When I start I can only do five push ups and one pull up. It just happens (later) if you are regular,” he posted.

The actor, who was last seen in “My Name Is Khan”, is strictly against quick fix diets, and says people must make a careful choice about what they eat and drink.

“You make your choices according to your needs. When I work out I don’t drink colas myself.”

Advani blogs against Kashmir’s autonomy

New Delhi: Opposing autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir and restoration of the pre-1953 status to the troubled state, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani has said the party won’t allow the constitutional clock to be turned back and vowed to get Article 370 completely abrogated.

“All that the country wants is to move forward to the complete abrogation of Article 370,” Advani said, referring to the constitutional provision that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir in India.

“The nation will not allow the constitutional clock to be turned back in respect to the state’s integration with India,” the veteran BJP leader blogged.

Before 1953, Jammu and Kashmir had a separate head called prime minister. The Supreme Court, the Election Commission of India, and the comptroller and auditor general had no jurisdiction over the state. Only three departments, defence, currency and foreign affairs were controlled by the Indian government.

Any Indian citizen wanting to visit the state had to acquire a special permit to enter Jammu and Kashmir.

However, the permit system was later abolished and gradually the clauses, which Advani called “separatist provisions”, were changed and the article diluted.

This, Advani wrote, “brought (Jammu and Kashmir) at par with other states in these matters”.

“When in the name of Kashmir’s autonomy, it is nowadays said that the dilution of Article 370 that took place post-1953 must be undone, it is all these wholesome provisions of the Indian constitution which are sought to be once again scrapped in their application to the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

“The nation’s clarion call to the powers-that-be is that India will never forget Shyama Prasad Mookerji’s sacrifice,” he said remembering the Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder who entered Jammu and Kashmir in 1953 defying the permit system. Mookerji was taken to a prison where he fell ill after a hunger strike. He later died.

US envoy hopeful on India n-deal, mum on Pakistan pact

New Delhi: Unfazed by political opposition in India to the civil nuclear liability bill, the US Monday said it was “optimistic and positive” about completing the nuclear deal with India but kept quiet on speculation about a similar accord with Pakistan.

“I am working full time on implementing the nuclear deal,” US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer told reporters here.

“We are optimistic and positive that we are going to complete this in the months ahead,” the US envoy said.

Describing the nuclear deal as a “win-win situation”, Roemer stressed that implementing the agreement would be beneficial to both countries.

“We have seen great progress in the last few weeks and this is the story of the United States and India in a win-win situation,” he said.

“A new date of the US-India partnership where we create jobs in America and where India gets access to clean energy.”

The US envoy, however, declined to comment on media reports suggesting that the US was thinking of offering a similar deal to Pakistan.

So far, the US has not conceded Pakistan’s repeated demand for a civil nuclear nuclear deal. But, in an indication of a possible policy shift, US Ambassador to Islamabad Anne Patterson said in a recent interview to a journal that the two sides were going to have “working level talks” on the subject during the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue on March 24.

The US’ optimism about the nuclear deal with India comes amid reports that the two sides are likely to announce a pact on reprocessing spent fuel in a day or two.

Besides the reprocessing pact, India is required to pass a civil nuclear liability legislation under the 123 bilateral agreement to operationalise the nuclear deal.

Last week, the government deferred the tabling of the civil nuclear liability bill in parliament due to fierce opposition from the opposition parties, which are asking that the compensation amount be scaled up from the Rs.500 crore (nearly $100 million) provided for in the legislation to take care of victims in case of a nuclear accident.

Violence in Nepal after policeman rapes Indian teen

Kathmandu: Violence reigned in a famed temple town in southern Nepal Monday, for the third consecutive day, with mobs attacking police posts and clashing with baton-wielding police after an Indian teenager, belonging to a minority community, was allegedly raped by a sub-inspector.

The 18-year-old girl from India’s Bihar state had eloped with an Indian youth to Nepal after their families objected to their relationship since he belongs to the Hindu community.

The pair arrived in Nepal’s temple town of Janakpur in Dhanusha district, along the Indo-Nepal border, on Saturday, police said.

They had planned to get married in the Janaki temple that draws thousands of pilgrims from India every year.

However, during their stay at the Manakamana Lodge near Janakpur railway station, the couple were allegedly attacked by a Nepali sub-inspector who was posted at the station.

Baburam Jha, the cop, overpowered the youth and allegedly raped the girl.

As the news spread, angry locals attacked the police post, resulting in over three dozen people, including eight policemen, being injured, police said.

The violence snowballed with several political parties joining the fray and demanding the resignation of Home Minister Bhim Rawal.

Police fired in the air Monday and burst teargas shells to bring the situation under control. At least a dozen people were hurt in the melee.

The authorities have suspended Jha, who is under detention while a committee is being formed to investigate the incident, police said.

Police also said they have no information about the whereabouts of the teenager and her escort.

The alleged incident occurred in a year the government has pledged to bring crime against women down to “zero” and a hotline has been set up in the prime minister’s office to receive complaints from victims.

Nepal’s security forces have been increasingly becoming the target of public anger with growing allegations of involvement in underworld activities and atrocities against women.

The government is yet to take action against a group of policemen who gangraped a woman colleague inside a police station in farwestern Nepal despite the National Human Rights Commission urging for punitive measures.

Recently, three women from the Dalit community, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed by the army in farwestern Nepal. However, the Defence Minister, Bidya Bhandari, tried to hush it up, saying the victims were part of an armed gang of poachers.

A thousand hands to save Yamuna in Taj city

Agra: As the world marks the World Water Day Monday to raise awareness about this basic natural resource essential for life, volunteers here have cleaned up the banks of the Yamuna river.

The Yamuna river clean-up was organised by the Rivers of the World (ROW) Foundation in the Taj city. Hundreds of school children, professionals, activists and senior citizens joined the campaign to clean up the river banks and expressed their resolve to restore the glory and eminence of the Yamuna.

Former mayor of the city Baby Rani Maurya said such clean-up exercises must become a regular feature so that people are sensitised to the ecological problems.

Anjula Singh, the mayor of Agra, announced that garbage containers would be placed at the banks so that people, after emptying polythene bags of puja samigri (prayer materials), would not litter around but dump the carry bags in the containers. “The Agra Municipal Corporation was planning to build several dump yards in the city along the river bank,” she added.

National spokesperson for the Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians Society of India, Jaideep Malhotra, said: “Children should be involved in such activities so that they learn the importance of proper garbage disposal.”

Homeopath R.S. Pareek addressed students of the Convent of Jesus and Mary and stressed the need for saving the Yamuna river which was a heritage and historical asset. “We have played havoc with the city’s life line. This cannot be allowed any longer,” he said.

Registrar of the Central Hindi Institute C.K. Tripathi said after the clean-up: “This was the biggest programme in which hundreds of concerned people participated to save the Yamuna.” He said the level of anger and disgust witnessed would lead to concrete action at the government level to save the river.

University professors Sunder Lal, Rajesh Dhakrey and Ajay Taneja said it was high time the so-called elite and the ivory tower intellectuals got involved in river cleaning and saved our water bodies from further degradation.

More than a dozen voluntary organisations and schools were involved in Monday’s programme to pick up river trash.

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Supreme Court stays mining activities by Reddy brothers’ firm

The controversial mining area near Obulapuram in Anantapur district. The Supreme Court has stayed further mining by the firm owned by Janardhana Reddy and his brother Karunakara Reddy

In a setback to the Reddy brothers, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed all further mining activities by the Obulapuram Mining Corporation (OMC) owned by the Karnataka Minister-cum-mining magnates in Andhra Pradesh.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Deepak Verma appointed an expert committee headed by the Survey of India to review the mining areas and ascertain allegations of largescale encroachment of reserve forest areas allegedly by the powerful mining lobby.

The Supreme Court granted two weeks to the committee to file its report and said no further mining activities would be permitted at the site until further orders.

The Supreme Court also issued notices to the Reddy brothers, including G. Janardhan Reddy and his brother Karunakara Reddy, on the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by the Andhra Pradesh government challenging the February 26 state High Court order quashing the cancellation orders passed by the State.

Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati submitted that the High Court ignored the findings of the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee and the high-level inquiry committee of the State government.

Both the Committees after conducting independent inquiries had arrived at concurrent conclusion that the Reddy brothers have encroached into vast hectares of reserve forest areas in the State.

The Supreme Court said the committee headed by the Survey of India would also include members drawn from the State department of Forest, Mines and Revenue.

Coca-Cola liable to pay damages worth Rs. 216.26 cr

 

Additional Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar submitting a report on damages caused by the Coca-Cola plant to Minister for Water Resources N.K. Premachandran in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday

The High Power Committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar on the extent of damages caused by the Coca-Cola plant at Plachimada in Palakkad district of Kerala has recommended to the government that a dedicated institution should be set up to adjudicate on individual claims for compensation.

In a report submitted to the Minister for Water Resources N.K. Premachandran here on Monday, the Committee indicated that the cola company had caused multi-sectoral damages amounting to Rs. 216.26 crore through operation of its plant and other actions, and was obliged to pay compensation to the affected people. (The local people had organised a long drawn out agitation against depletion of water sources and pollution by the company.)

It recommended that the State government could either set up a Tribunal under Article 323 B of the Constitution or request the Centre to form an Authority under the Environment (Protection) Act to determine the compensation and enforce payment. The Authority could be vested with all the powers necessary to deal with the situation created by the company as was done in Tamil Nadu to deal with issues arising from tanneries and other polluting industries. It also suggested that the company, located in a drought-prone area, should not resume its operation.

The Committee observed that the company had violated the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, the Environment (Protection) Act, the Factories Act, Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Indian Penal Code, Land Utilisation Order, the Kerala Ground Water (Control and Regulation) Act and Indian Easement Act. “The fact that Coca-Cola factory at Plachimada has caused immense damage to the environment and people and their livelihood and health is supported by impeccable evidence.”

It estimated that the agriculture loss from the activities of the Company would come to Rs. 84.16 crore. Health damages came to Rs. 30 cores and wage loss and opportunity cost to Rs. 20 crore. The cost of providing water to the villagers came to Rs. 20 corres. It also estimated the damage from pollution of water resources to be Rs. 62.10 crore.

“The Committee has come to the conclusion that the company is responsible for these damages and it is obligatory that they pay the compensation to the affected people for the agricultural losses, health problems, loss of wages, loss of educational opportunities and the pollution caused to the water resources. The value of water extracted and depleted has not been calculated though it needs to be compensated.”

The 14-member committee consisted of officials and experts in law, environment, health and water resources.

Committee’s observations, recommendations

* The Coca Cola Company at Plachimada has been causing environmental degradation by over extraction of ground water and irresponsible disposal of the sludge.

* The Coca Cola Company is culpable under several laws in force.

* The water resources of the area have been affected and water scarcity has been compounded.

* By passing off the sludge as manure, the Company has not only misguided the farmers but has become responsible for the soil degradation, water contamination and consequential loss of agriculture.

* There has been a steady decline in the agriculture production in the area.

* The production of milk, meat and eggs also has suffered.

* Metals like cadmium, lead and chromium have been detected in the sludge and this has affected the health of the people.

* The general health of the people has been affected with skin ailments, breathing problems and other debilities.

* Low birth weight of children has also been noticed.

* Environment of the village has been acutely damaged by polluting water and soil.

* Drinking water has become scarce and women have to walk long distances. This has deprived them of their wages, and this needs to be compensated.

* Children have dropped out of schools on account of the social, health and economic factors caused by the pollution and this opportunity cost has to be compensated.

* The Grama Panchayat has been providing drinking water in tanker-lorries ever since the wells and water bodies have been rendered useless by the Company by its extraction of water and disposal and effluents

Infrastructure investment in 11th Plan to be close to $500 bn: Montek

The Planning Commission on Monday said investment in the infrastructure sector in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007-12) will be close to the target of $500 billion, thanks to a better-than-expected show by the telecom sector.

“It does look as if we will achieve (investment in infrastructure sector) not fully, but very close to USD 500 billion…This will be primarily because of over achievement in telecom,” Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said ahead of the government-sponsored meet on infrastructure, which will be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The Commission had set a $500 billion target of investment in the infrastructure sector during the Eleventh Plan Period.

GDP

Replying to questions on growth prospects during the Eleventh Plan, Mr. Ahluwalia said it was likely to be 8.5 per cent in the next fiscal 2010-11 and nine per cent during 2011-12, the last year of the Eleventh Plan.

Following the global crisis, the growth rate during 2008-09 slipped to 6.7 per cent from over nine per cent during the three preceding years. It is estimated to be 7.2 per cent during the current fiscal.

The growth target for the plan period will be considered at a meeting of the full Planning Commission scheduled tomorrow evening chaired by the Prime Minister.

For the Eleventh Plan, the Commission had set a growth target of 9 per cent, which is not likely to be achieved mainly because of the impact of the global crisis on the country’s growth.

Infrastructure

Referring to the developments in the infrastructure sector, Mr. Ahluwalia said telecom sector has been doing exceedingly well and the performance would overshoot the target, both in urban and rural areas.

As far as the road sector is concerned, he said, the contracts for building 4,000 km would be awarded during the current fiscal, which would be twice the number of contracts given in the preceding two years.

Contracts for constructing 7,000 km roads are likely to be awarded during 2010-11, he said, adding the initial problems with regard to concession agreements have been sorted and the private investors have started showing interest in the sector.

One area which has not been doing as well as the other sectors is the port, Mr. Ahluwalia added.

The Plan panel chief further said the power sector, in terms of capacity addition, would do better than the Tenth Plan.

“We think we have a good chance to add 62,000 MW of capacity during the Eleventh Plan period, this could be more if very special efforts are made, but we are not taking credit for that,” Mr. Ahulwalia said.

“We think 62,000 is definitely lower than the target of 78,000 MW, but it is almost three time of what was actually created (21,000 MW) in the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07),” he said.

He pointed out, “It is the private sector capacity addition which exceeds target. The capacity expansion in private sector would be 120 per cent of the target whereas it would below the target in the public sector.”

The full Plan panel meeting tomorrow will also consider and approve the mid-term appraisal of the Eleventh Plan, the official sources said.

The approval of the mid-term appraisal is significant as after the full Plan panel’s nod, it would go to the National Development Council. The Council is expected to meet next month, sources said.

Poacher killed in gunfight in Assam park

A poacher was killed in a gunfight with forest guards in Orang National Park, famed for tigers and elephants, in Assam’s Darrang district.

Three poachers had entered the park and exchanged fire with a patrolling team of forest guards at Jaroni camp area Sunday night, police said on Monday.

Two of the poachers escaped, while the body of the third was recovered on Monday, along with three rounds of live ammunition and as many empty cartridges, an axe and three carry bags, they said.

The poachers had entered the southern end of the park with the intention of killing animals but were prevented from doing so by the forest guards, officials said.

Kolkata: Negligent nurse cuts off infant’s finger

Kolkata: Similar to the ban on using mobiles while driving, the government may have to formulate a ban on the usage of cellphones by medical staff while treating patients as it has been reported that a nurse allegedly severed an infant’s finger while she was busy on the phone

The infant, who is barely one month old, lost her finger to medical negligence at Institute of Child Health on Friday, Mar 19.

The nurse “unwittingly applied the scissors on the little finger of the baby’s right hand while removing the plaster on the channel areas meant for saline administration,” the institute told a news agency.

While the institute told the news agency that she did it ‘unwittingly’, the parents allege that the nurse ended up cutting the child’s finger as she was on her mobile phone.

The infant has lost majority of the finger in the incident.

The institute has suspended the nurse.

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Shammi Kapoor tweets Deepika for coffee

Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone, who is on Twitter, got the surprise of her life when she was asked for a coffee date by none other than veteran actor Shammi Kapoor on the microblogging website.

Twitter is a favourite haunt of Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar but Deepika said she did not know that Kapoor had also joined twitter. The actress is now planning to meet the 78-year-old star.

“I’ve met Shammiji a couple of times and always felt this warmth towards him and I can feel the same from him. Even his wife has been very nice to me. Apparently he was tweeting me and I didn’t even imagine that Shammiji would be on Twitter. But that happened just before I came here so when I go back I’ll have my coffee date with him,” Deepika told PTI in an interview.

The 24-year-old actress is currently in Delhi to shoot her film Break Ke Baad with debutante filmmaker Danish.

Produced by Kunal Kohli of Hum Tum fame, the film sees her opposite Imran Khan.

Meanwhile, Deepika is awaiting the release of her upcoming film Houseful. She has tried her hands at comedy for the first time in the Sajid Khan directed movie.

“Comedy is one of the most difficult genres for an actor because I think comedy is all about timing and spontaneity.

But its been great fun and I am really happy that I worked with Sajid and Akshay who are brilliant when it comes to comedy,” said Deepika who was in the capital to launch Power Biking at Anatomy Lifestyle health club.

Deepika’s bikini act in Housefull has been much talked about but the actress said she decided to go for a bold look because it was a demand of the character that she plays in Housefull.

“At the end of day you are making a modern film, where girls are on the beach and you have to be a bit realistic about it. It was something required and this is is something I won’t do for any other film. You have to have the confidence to carry off the film. The focus of the film is not the bikini, it will come and pass off,” she said.

Despite sporting a bikini, the actress does not believe in the going size-zero which according to her is not suitable for the Indian body.

“I have never been asked to lose weight but if I ever have to put on weight for a movie I’ll do that. I don’t think it is healthy to be size zero. The Indian body is not cut out to be size zero,” Deepika added.

Daughter of former Badminton ace Padukone, the actress said her recent tryst with cricket comes naturally to her.

“I haven’t thought about owning a team but I would love to support a team because I come from a sports family and I am enthusiastic about any kind of sport. I have been asked to be a part of cricket so I am there,” said Deepika.

The actress, who began her Bollywood journey with Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om also dismissed reports that she and Salman Khan are doing a movie together.

“Both of us want to work with each other. But we haven’t been offered a movie together. If something interesting comes up I would love to work with him,” Deepika said.

Apart from Housefull and Break Ke Baad, Deepika has also signed up a film with Pradeep Sarkar for Yash Raj Films.

ASRB Notification for ARS / NET Examination-2010

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) is conducting competitive Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and National Eligibility Test (NET) Examination -2010 for filling up the vacancies of Scientists in Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The last date for the submission of applications is 20th April 2010.

The Exam will be held in two phases i.e. Preliminary and main. The Preliminary – ARS / NET Examination 2010 will be on 19th Sep. 2010 (Sunday) and ARS Main Examination 2010 will be on 28th November 2010 (Sunday)
Candidates having Master’s degree can apply through payment of fee Rs. 1,000/- (not for SC/ST candidates) through Bank Draft in favor of Secretary, A.S.R.B. and payable at New Delhi.

Application form should be reached to “the Secretary, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi-110012”.

The detailed Notification & Syllabus for ARS / NET Examination-2010 is available at the following link: Click Here

LIC Recruitment 2010

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is mass recruiting as more than 700 vacancies have opened up.
 
LIC has invited applications for the post of Apprentice Development officer for a number of its branches across the country. The company has 727 posts vacant.
 
The (LIC) is India’s largest life insurance company and is owned fully by the Indian Government. It has more than 2000 branches and offices all over the country. It has almost 2048 branches and offices. The LIC has Rs. 8 trillion worth of assets which in dollars would be about $170 billion. The company has a network of around 1.2 million agents to interact with the people in person and convince them to buy a policy.
 
Those interested can apply online by logging on to LIC’s website. Online registrations have begun on 17th March 17, 2010 and will go on till 17th April 2010. All students who apply will have to go through a written test which will be conducted on 13th June 2010 which is a Sunday.
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Recruitment 2010 In Corporation Bank, 1400 Vacancies

It is good news for all those looking for a job or a change of job as Corporation bank has almost 1400 vacancies that have opened up for the current fiscal year.
 
The bank’s business has crossed Rs.1 lakh crore and the bank is now looking to expand. The bank plans to add 100 branches to its already existing 1000 plus branches making the total number touch 1150 by the end of March 2010. The bank has already opened 25 new branches during the April-June quarter.
 
The bank is planning to recruit for the clerical and officer cadre during the current financial year. The bank plans to raise 650 crore by issuing bonds in the market during this quarter.
 
Those interested in clerical cadre can register online at http://www.corpbank.com/  or contact the bank authorities at Corporation BankMangaladevi Temple Road,Pandeshwar,Mangalore – 575 001.Tel: (0824) 2426416-420 Fax: (0824) 2426431. For further queries visit Website: http://www.corpbank.com/
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State Bank of India Recruitment 2010, POS Jobs in SBI

Recruitment 2010. The Written Examination for the Recruitment of 2000 Probationary Officers (Rural Business) in State Bank of India, for which on-line registration is currently going on, is rescheduled to be held on 18.04.2010 (SUNDAY) instead of 11.04.2010, in view of the Joint Entrance Examination for IIT’s being held on the same day, as suggested by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Written Exam – A common written test with a duration of 3 hours, for both posts will be conducted for 250 marks (Objective –200 marks & Descriptive –50 marks). All candidates will take both tests on the same day itself. The Objective test has – 1) Test of English Language 2) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers 3) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation 4) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

For details visit our website www.sbi.co.in and www.statebankofindia.com

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Water crisis looms large on city

Hyderabad: Denizens are in for a tough time this summer in view of depleting ground water table in different parts of Greater Hyderabad.

For the city folk already struggling with irregular drinking water supply by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, worse seems to be in store in the next three to four months as water levels in Singur, Manjeera, Osmansagar and Himayathsagar reservoirs are dwindling with each passing day.

On the other hand, with temperature soaring to 35-40 degrees, the ground water levels have gradually depleted to more than 1.7 metres below the ground level.

The Andhra Pradesh Ground Water Department officials have taken up a comprehensive survey to collect ground water level shortage percentage.

N Srinivas, Assistant Director, AP Ground Water Department, told Expresso that according to the survey report released in the first week of March the present ground water levels in the city and Ranga Reddy districts are at least 1.7 metres below ground level (BGL), which comes to around 5.5 feet, due to lack of normal rainfall.

“Shortage is likely to increase with rising temperature in near future and it may lead to severe drinking water crisis,” he predicted.

There is at least 20 percent deficit rainfall in the twin cities and neighboring Ranga Reddy district, which, according to officials, is the main reason for a fall in ground water level.

“The problem will continue in the twin cities till next monsoon. We are expecting early monsoon and rainfall, which will help in recharging the ground water table,’’ Srinivas hoped.

The department had also completed area-wise survey and reports are likely to come out within two days, he said.

Meanwhile, suburbs such as Jeedimetla, Kapra, Rajendranagar, Alwal, Shamshabad, Patancheru, Gachibowli and Shamirpet are already in the grip of a severe drinking water scarcity due to lack of supply. HMWS&SB officials said they would press at least 300 additional water tankers to reduce the shortage.

The board draws 120 mgd from Manjeera (75 mgd from phase II and IV of Singur), 180 mgd from Krishna Phase I and II, 20 mgd from Osmansagar and 12 mgd from Himayatsagar.

The Board is currently supplying 250 million gallons of water in the city, which is the highest quantity ever supplied at this time of the year.

The board has geared up to meet crisis this summer by arranging 1,000 tankers besides keeping another 1,500 tankers available for the dial-a-tanker service.