Movies Today In Hyderabad

English
Under The Sea
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
14:45 and 18:30
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
19:30
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
19:45
Star Trek : The Future Begins
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
16:00
Up
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
19:00
Hindi
Wanted
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
15:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
19:00
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
16:40
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
12:00
Wake Up Sid
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
16:30
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
12:45, 20:15 and 22:15
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:45 and 22:30
Blue
Talkie Town
Shetty’s Complex, Aland Road, Bombay Highway, Miyapur.,
11:30, 14:30 and 21:45
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
10:00, 11:15, 12:15, 14:30, 15:45, 16:45, 18:00, 20:45 and 23:00
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
12:00, 15:30, 19:45 and 22:15
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
11:30, 17:30, 19:15, 20:15 and 23:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:00, 11:20, 13:00, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 20:15, 21;30 and 22:45
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
11:00, 14:05, 16:35, 19:25 and 22:10
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
11:00, 13:15, 15:30, 18:15, 20:30 and 22:45
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
14:15, 17:00 and 22:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
12:45, 14:15, 15:45, 19:45 and 22:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
11:00, 13:30 and 22:00
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
14:25 and 19:45
All The Best
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:15, 11:45, 13:45, 17:15, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:15
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
14:00, 15:30, 16:45 and 19:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
11:00, 17:00 and 22:40
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
11:15, 14:15, 19:30 and 22:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
11:10, 16:30, 19:10 and 22:15
Telugu
Magadheera
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
16:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
14:00
Mahatma
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30 and 22:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
10:45, 16:30 and 22:15
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
10:00, 15:45 and 22:15
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:50, 12:30, 15:40, 18:50 and 22:00
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
11:10, 13:30, 16:40, 19:20 and 22:15
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
11:00 and 22:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
16:40 and 19:40
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
11:00, 16:30 and 21:45
Bendu Appa Rao
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
14:00 and 17:45
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
13:45 and 19:15
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
17:00 and 18:45
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
13:30 and 16:30

HYDERABAD – Art | Special Events | Eating Out | Nightlife | Exhibitions | Shopping | Workshops |

Art
Artists Collection
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Mystic Inspirations, Plot No.33, Banjara Hills. An exhibition of paintings by various artists like Suman Roy, Arif, Jaya Baheti, Deeraj Choudhary and Kishan will be on display.

Fragrance Of Life
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  6 p.m.
Diara Art Gallery, 100A, Banjara Petals, Road No.5, Banjara Hills. An exhibition of figurative paintings on human life, by renowned artist Sukanta Das.

Bronze Sculptures
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Kalakriti, 468, Road No.12, Banjara Hills. An exhibition of bronze sculptures by renowned artist Sonjay Kumar.

Special Events
Diwali Dhamaka
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009.
The Square, La Cantina, The Bar, The Deli, Sunset Lounge and Boulder Hills, Novotel Hyderabad, Hitech City, Madhapur. This Diwali, patrons who dine for Rs 1000, get a chance to win a Hyundai i20.

Eating Out
Moon Cake Festival
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11:15 p.m.
Golden Dragon, Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills Taj Krishna is hosting the ‘Moon Cake Festival’ at Golden Dragon. The age old Autumn Moon legend comes alive as Chef Hung Fong Ng recreates the exotic, colourful Chinese Moon festival with delicious moon cakes and special menu of exquisite specialities. The Moon Cake Festival is often compared to a sort of “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its spirit of gratitude and its inclusion of abundant food.

Lunch Buffet
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. noon to  3 p.m.
Sweet Nirvana, Plot No.105, Phase II, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur Sweet Nirvana is offering a variety of delicious continental dishes which include soups, salads along with the main course and desserts.

Evening Snacks
Tuesday, October 20th, 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.

Happy Hours
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 4 p.m. to  8 p.m.
The Bar, Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Shamshabad. The Bar at Novotel is having happy hours – there’s a complimentary drink on purchase of every drink.

Midnight Biryani
Tuesday, October 20th, 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
Tuesday, October 20th, 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
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 4 p.m. to  7 p.m.
Sweet Nirvana, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur. A variety of savory snacks such as chicken barbeque and desserts will be served along with lemonade.

Dim-Sum Festival
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 7:30 p.m. to  11:30 p.m.
Strings, Taj Banjara, 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 Hrudananda Behera.

Vegetarian Buffet
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11 p.m.
Venue, Quality Inn Residency, Nampally. The restaurant offers delicious south Indian vegetarian buffet, along with snacks and desserts for lunch and dinner.

Lunch Buffet
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 12:30 p.m. to  3 p.m.
Tandoor, White House Building, Begumpet. An authentic North Indian buffet featuring peas pulao, paneer tikka, biryanis, desserts and more for lunch.

The Curry Bar
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 7:30 p.m. to  11:30 p.m.
Spice Junxion, Taj Deccan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Executive Chef Sachin Joshi has prepared a menu which includes an array of the most popular, authentic, spicy south Indian curries. The chicken, fish, lamb and vegetable curries are made using home-made spices and served with portions of Appams, Malabar Parathas, Dosas, and steamed rice. The non-veg curries on offer are Kozhi Chettinad, Kori Gassi, Meen da Kajippu, Kundapur Chicken, and Meen Moily, and among the veg curries – Cauliflower, Alambo Arepu, Kaikari Chettinad and Gutthi Vankaya Kura are available.

Gourmet Lunch
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. noon to  3 p.m.
Taj Deccan Road.No1 , Banjara Hills Indulge in unlimited kebabs, grills, smoothies and much more.

Guiltf Free Indulgence
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. noon to  3 p.m.
Little Italy 275, Film Nagar Housing Society , Jubilee Hills Authentic Italian cuisine and a specially crafted menu for lunch during the weekdays. Indulge into unlimited soups, salads, desserts, choice of starters and main course (which includes home made wheat pastas and pizzas).

Sizzler Festival
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11:15 p.m.
Me’Lange, The Golkonda Hyderabad, Masabtank Melange is offering an array of hot sizzlers for both lunch and dinner.

Nightlife
House Music Night
Tuesday, October 20th, 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
Tuesday, October 20th, 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
Tuesday, October 20th, 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.

Exhibitions
Diwali Celebrations
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Daram, Naik Estates, ICICI Bank Lane, Near Old Airport, Begumpet. Daram presents an exclusive exhibition of silk saris from South India (Kanjeevaram, Uppada, Paithani and hand blocked prints in natural dyes).

Shopping
Season Sale
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Planet Sports, Shop No.1-2, Afzia Towers, Opp. Lifestyle, Begumpet. The showroom is offering a 20% discount on apparel, footwear and other sports accessories for women and men.

I Anniversary Celebrations
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Sri Krishna Silks, 3-2-102, General Bazar Avail up to 100% cash back, gold and silver coins and assured gifts on every purchase, on the eve of the anniversary celebrations.

Festive Collection
Tuesday, October 20th, 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.

Shopping Carnival
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Shamshabad. With the advent of the festive season, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., will be organizing the ‘Airport Festive Shopping Carnival’ at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. A host of special offers from the retailers and food and beverage outlets in the airport will be made available. Guests flying Jet Airways will be entitled to additional discounts at all these outlets, except the Landmark, on showing their boarding passes during the shopping festival.

Festive Collection
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Musaddilal Jewellers. Musaddilal Jewelers and Exporters launched designer jewelry collection for Diwali and Wedding season. The collection specializes in diamonds, Ruby, antique jewellery, ancient jewellery like satlada, choker and many more.

Workshops
Music Notation Reading
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. 6:45 p.m. to  9 p.m.
Alliance Francaise, Desk Edufrance, West Marredpally. Hyderabad Western Music Forum presents the second Music Notation Reading training course. The workshop is conducted by Joe Koster and Laure Menegoz. It is the second in the series by the Hyderabad Western Music Forum. The participants will learn the art of reading Western music notation.

250000 Education Jobs were Retained

250000 Education Jobs were Retained

education jobsThe Domestic Policy Council report shows that the states were able to recover the most part of the education budget shortages with the help of the stimulus. Thus, 250,000 education jobs were retained.

A week ago the White House representatives commented on the data provided by another report that informed about 30,000 jobs retained or created in the private infrastructure sector thanks to the stimulus.

Although the figure may be seen as quite low, it has some meaning that there are more jobs retained or created in education compared to the private sector.

One of the probable explanations to the fact that there has been not that much jobs created in the private sector is that the stimulus has been mostly tailored for the public sector.

Repolling in Arunachal and Haryana today

Arunachal PradeshRepolling is in progress in 33 polling stations under 15 Assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh, and in nine polling stations in Narnaund constituency in Haryana.

Out of the 33 polling stations, eight are in Upper Subansiri district, seven in Kurung Kumay district and five in Lower Subansiri district.

Repoll has been ordered in the wake of group clashes leading to damage of EVMs in some cases on the polling day on 13th October.

In Haryana also, repoll is on at nine polling stations in Narnaund constituency.

Over 75 percent polling was recorded in 57 Assembly constituencies on 13th October.

The three constituencies of Tawang district, with predominantly Buddhist population on the Sino-India border, however, did not go for polling as three Congress candidates had already been elected unopposed. The three included Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.

Counting will be held on 22nd October.

In Haryana, the Election Commission has ordered repoll in nine polling stations in the Narnaund constituency where assembly elections were held on 13th October.

The decision for repoll was taken by the Commission on the basis of reports of Returning Officer and Observer of the concerned constituency.

Goa govt forms SIT to probe Margao blast

Goa blast Goa govt has formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe the Margao blast in which two members of a Hindu right-wing organisation, allegedly involved in the explosion, were killed.

Superintendent of Police Omprakash Kurtarkar will head the SIT, a senior police officer said on Sunday.

Two persons, owing allegiance to Sanatan Sanstha, linked to 2008 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, were killed in the blast on Diwali eve.

Meanwhile, the Sanstha denied the allegations against it terming them as “baseless”.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravindra Yadav said no formal arrests has been made in the case and all the detained are being interrogated to get possible leads.

Leader of the Opposition Manohar Parrikar, quoting a senior police officer, told reporters on Sunday that explosive defused at Sancoale, 20 kms away from the blast site, was similar to that used in the blast at Thane in Mumbai.

A team of Goa Police on Sunday left for Sangli in neighbouring Maharashtra to get details about Melgunda Patil, who apparently ferried the explosives to Margao town and died in the blast. He hails from Sangli village.

“We are trying to get more leads through his background,” a senior police official said.

Sources within the Sanstha confirmed that Patil, a regular visitor to the Ashram, was staying in the premises for the last eight days.

Yogesh Naik, another person who died in the blast, is a milkman and was supplying milk to the Santhan’s ashram at Ramnathi.

NTPC enters into nuclear power gen

New Delhi: The thermal major, NTPC Ltd, has rolled up its sleeves to enter into the nuclear power generation. It has readied a core group of 30 people for the same. The group has begun their training in nuclear power technology.

NTPC which has already signed an initial Memorandum of Understanding with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd to set up nuclear power projects through a joint venture is targeting 2,000 MW by 2017.

A company official said that “We are getting in place the training of a core team. This is being done in partnership with NPCIL, with the aim of gearing up to commence work on a project, as soon as it is assigned to use.”

Government officials said that the Center’s alternative strategy to tide over the paucity of funds and ramp up execution capability for new Light Water Reactor based projects hinges on roping in core-sector public sector undertakings and implementing projects through joint ventures with state owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. The country’s installed nuclear power capacity is 4,120 MW.

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan will not accept an Indian job

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has become a busy man after the Nobel Prizes were declared in the first week of October.

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

He was questioned of getting a job in India, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said that nobody has approached him to work in India. However, he said that if he got one he would refuse immediately. He is currently happy with the Laboratory of Molecular Biology which he considers an enjoyable place to work.

The 57-year-old Indian-American scientist clarifies that there are people who have never bothered to be in touch with him for decades and suddenly feel the urge to connect. He is tired of people from India bothering” him and clogging up his email box.

This year the Nobel laureate’s in Chemistry are Israeli Ada Yonath, American Thomas Steitz and Indian – American Venkatraman Ramakrishnan for producing atom-by-atom maps of the mysterious, life-giving ribosome that has allowed researchers to develop powerful new antibiotics.

Ramakrishnan used X-ray crystallography which is the same method used by the discoverers of DNA to map the thousands of microscopic atoms that make up a ribosome. Antibiotics based on Ramakrishnan’s model will save lives and decrease suffering. His work has been used to develop new antibiotics which kill germs by blocking their ribosome, while keeping the patient’s ribosome intact.

He refrained from the news stated that he went to school and pre-Science in Chidambaram, the Tamil Nadu temple town where he was born in 1952.

He was also annoyed at the way people he doesn’t know, for example a Mr Govindrajan, claims that they were his teachers at Annamalai University which he has never attended, since he left Chidambaram at the age of three.

The Committee of Physics gave one half of the prize to Charles Kao for developing the fibre-optic communication networks that carry voice, video and high-speed Internet data around the world, and the other half to Willard Boyle and George Smith for inventing the charged-couple device which led to the digital electronic eye of the camera, that revolutionized the way we handle photographs and medical images.

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Commonwealth Games 2010 becoming a war more than a sport

Suresh Kalmadi, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Games in Delhi next year, had earlier asked for Mike Hooper, the Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation to be sent back to UK.

Commonwealth Games 2010 becoming a war more than a sport

In the mean time, the Union Sports Minister, M. S. Gill said on Sunday, “All I know is the Prime Minister has given clear directions that every individual who is involved in the organizational task of the Games is only subordinate to the interests of India and the Games. I am confident we will deliver successful Games.”

The Sports Minister emphasized that the Union Government’s only concern was the successful conduct of the Games and towards achieving that task the Prime Minister had given clear mandates to him and the Group of Ministers, headed by the Urban Development Minister, Jaipal Reddy.

“It’s the understatement of the year that the games are behind schedule and that we have concerns regarding the preparations,” scathing criticism from Mike Hooper.

People with AB negative and O negative blood groups come together to donate blood

First time ever, a gathering of people belonging to the rare blood groups like AB negative and O negative was held in the city on Sunday. This was the first time people from different parts of the city, and walks of life, got together to thrash out issues related to rare blood donation.

People with AB negative and O negative blood groups come together to donate blood

The awareness camp, which was organised by the All-Kerala Blood Donors Society (KEBS) at University Adult Education Centre here, zeroed in on the need to increase the availability of such rare groups in case of an emergency.

As a first step towards the formation of the network, the camp collected the names, phone numbers and addresses of donors. The organisers plan to bring this out as a directory for easy reference.

“If you can bring the people of rare groups together, collect their details and circulate them among more people, then you will not have to run around in case of an emergency,’’ said K.M. Mohandas, the acting president of the society and one of the organisers of the camp.

Blood donation has become quite safe these days and the risk involved especially with regard to the use of needles can be ruled out.

Apart from this, the donors will have to undergo four mandatory tests to avoid Transfusion Transmitted Infectious (TTI) diseases.

28,000 soldiers are battling an estimated 10,000 hard-core Taliban in Pak

Islamabad: About 28,000 soldiers are battling an estimated 10,000 hard-core Taliban, including about 1,000 tough Uzbek fighters and some Arab al Qaeda members.

28,000 soldiers are battling an estimated 10,000 hard-core Taliban in Pak

Pakistani forces backed by heavy artillery attacked Taliban on Monday as the army moved to wrest control of militant strongholds in a lawless region on the Afghan border.

The offensive follows a string of brazen militant attacks in different parts of the country, including an assault on army headquarters, in which more than 150 people were killed.

“There has been artillery fire throughout the night. It was very heavy firing,” Noor Wali, a resident of Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan region, said by telephone.

The army said on Sunday that 60 militants and five soldiers had been killed in the first 24 hours of the long-awaited offensive launched on the militants in their South Waziristan bastion, which is a global Islamist hub.

IGNOU to educate and train BPL youths in six states

IGNOU will start a series of programmes early next year to educate and train youths from below poverty line families in tribal areas of six states.

After clearing the certificate or diploma courses, mostly on Information Technology, successful candidates will be given employment. While the certificate programmes are for six months each, the diploma courses will be for one year, IGNOU spokesman Surojit Mahalanobis said here.

The programmes will be conducted through a Common Service Centre (CSC) in each village panchayat of the six states – Orissa, MP, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

All programmes will be carried out online from application to certification stages. For this, the process is on for hiring services of trained teachers from nearby areas to teach and guide the IGNOU students in every village panchayat, he said.

The pass-out students will be employed in various industries in East Zone of India. Initially, the programmes will be run from a hired house until the construction of the Regional Institute for Vocational Education and Training for East Zone (RIVET-EZ), gets completed and handed over to IGNOU.

The RIVET-EZ is part of development programmes of IGNOU through education and training to the grassroots. For the North East states, a RIVET-type IGNOU Institute of Vocational Education and Training (IIVET) is already functioning at Shillong, Meghalaya. Four more RIVETS will be set up soon for other zones of the country.

How Jenson Button won the 2009 Formula One

Jenson Button celebrates after winning the World Championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, Sao Paulo (Image © Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

It took six wins, one crash, 89 points and 16 races out of a total of 17 for Jenson Button to win the Formula One world title and become the 10th British driver to claim motor sport’s greatest prize.

When Button finished fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, he bagged enough points to inherit the title from last year’s winner, Lewis Hamilton.

“It’s really amazing, especially after the last few races I’ve had,” Button told the BBC. “This one makes up for it. It was just such an awesome race and I’m world champion, baby.

“Twenty-one years ago I jumped in a car and I loved winning. I never expected to be world champion because you think racing drivers in Formula One are different to you but we’ve done it today.”

Button’s father, John, admitted the victory brought tears to his eyes. “I’m all washed out at the moment,” he told the BBC. “I’ve got to accept where he is now, he goes down in history with all the other great names. I haven’t got my head round that yet. We had a big squeeze and we were crying in there and he was crying on the radio in the car, which is not my son at all because he’s a hard man obviously.”

Button and his team, Brawn, have had an incredible championship, with near-total dominance early on giving way to a sequence of missed opportunities and, in Button’s case, a string of poor results.

But after seven seasons as a Formula One driver, 2009 proved to be the year the 29-year-old from Frome in Somerset did just enough to finally take the world title.

Tharoor wants more Indian politicians to use Twitter

In this file photo Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor travels economy, which he chose to call

PTI In this file photo Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor travels economy, which he chose to call “cattle class” in his tweets. Undeterred by the row created by his tweets, Tharoor has called more Indian politicians to take to Twitter.

In trouble recently for his “cattle class” tweets, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor wants more Indian politicians to use the networking platform, but regrets the controversy surrounding him might have discouraged them.

Speaking on an online radio show here, Mr. Tharoor said Twitter was a useful way to get a peek inside the work-life of an elected leader, and said he would like to see more Indians tweeting.

“I would like to see more Indians using this very attractive interactive broadcast platform to get their thoughts out there,” said Mr. Tharoor, who currently has more than three lakh followers, the largest in the country.

The minister, who had recently courted trouble for referring to economy travellers as “cattle class,” on one of his tweets, however, admitted that the controversy might discourage his colleagues from trying out this handy tool.

“My only regret is that this whole unseemly controversy might dissuade a number of politicians who are otherwise curious or interested in emulating me from doing so because they fear they somehow maybe doing something that will get them into the kind of trouble that I got into,” he told the show hosted by eminent Indian-American scribe Sree Sreenivasan.

Mr. Tharoor said many of his followers had told him that Twitter was a useful way to get a peek inside the work-life of their elected leader and wanted other politicians use it.

“As the Internet gains ground more and more in India, I think those numbers will go up in India,” Tharoor said.

On the show, he candidly discussed the recent storm surrounding his tweets and the lessons he had drawn from it as a political beginner in India.

“One of the things I’ve learned being in Indian politics as a newcomer that it’s not enough for me to know what I know or be confident in what I intend to say… I have to constantly ask myself what might other people either wilfully or unwittingly choose to misunderstand,” said the former U.N. diplomat, who was in New York on an official visit.

“That does put a bit of a dampener on the freedom of expression but its necessary for a politician in a fishbowl, multilingual, pluralist democracy like India,” he added.

Keeping this experience in mind, the minister noted he would continue to use Twitter as a means to network with his constituents, and ensure that the correct meaning of his words was registered with the public.

Quoting Shakespeare he said: “The success of a jester lies not in the tongue of teller but the ear of the hearer.”

Movies Today In Hyderabad

English
Under The Sea
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
14:45 and 18:30
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
19:30
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
19:45
Star Trek : The Future Begins
PRASADS IMAX
NTR Gardens, LIC Division PO, Hyderabad, 500-063. , 2344-8989
16:00
Up
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
19:00
Hindi
Wanted
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
15:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
19:00
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
16:40
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
12:00
Wake Up Sid
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
16:30
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
12:45, 20:15 and 22:15
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:45 and 22:30
Blue
Talkie Town
Shetty’s Complex, Aland Road, Bombay Highway, Miyapur.,
11:30, 14:30 and 21:45
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
10:00, 11:15, 12:15, 14:30, 15:45, 16:45, 18:00, 20:45 and 23:00
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
12:00, 15:30, 19:45 and 22:15
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
11:30, 17:30, 19:15, 20:15 and 23:00
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:00, 11:20, 13:00, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 20:15, 21;30 and 22:45
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
11:00, 14:05, 16:35, 19:25 and 22:10
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
11:00, 13:15, 15:30, 18:15, 20:30 and 22:45
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
14:15, 17:00 and 22:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
12:45, 14:15, 15:45, 19:45 and 22:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
11:00, 13:30 and 22:00
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
14:25 and 19:45
All The Best
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:15, 11:45, 13:45, 17:15, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:15
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
14:00, 15:30, 16:45 and 19:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
11:00, 17:00 and 22:40
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
11:15, 14:15, 19:30 and 22:30
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
11:10, 16:30, 19:10 and 22:15
Telugu
Magadheera
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
16:45
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
14:00
Mahatma
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30 and 22:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
10:45, 16:30 and 22:15
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
10:00, 15:45 and 22:15
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
10:50, 12:30, 15:40, 18:50 and 22:00
BIG Cinemas
Gs 24 Carat 8-3-949/1, Goldspot Area, Ameerpet., 040-3989-4040
11:10, 13:30, 16:40, 19:20 and 22:15
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
11:00 and 22:30
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
16:40 and 19:40
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
11:00, 16:30 and 21:45
Bendu Appa Rao
Prasads Multiplex
Necklace Road, 2344-8888, 3989-5050
14:00 and 17:45
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Panjagutta., 6662-1115/6662-1116
13:45 and 19:15
INOX
GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills., 4476-7770
17:00 and 18:45
Cinemax
RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills., 4456-5555
13:30 and 16:30

Events Today Hyderabad – Art | Special Events | Eating Out | Nightlife | Exhibitions | Shopping | Workshops

Art
Artists’ Collection
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Mystic Inspirations, Plot No.33, Banjara Hills. An exhibition of paintings by various artists like Suman Roy, Arif, Jaya Baheti, Deeraj Choudhary and Kishan will be on display.

Fragrance Of Life
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  6 p.m.
Diara Art Gallery, 100A, Banjara Petals, Road No.5, Banjara Hills. An exhibition of figurative paintings on human life, by renowned artist Sukanta Das will be on display.

Bronze Sculptures
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Kalakriti, 468, Road No.12, Banjara Hills. An exhibition of bronze sculptures by renowned artist Sonjay Kumar will be on display.

Special Events
Diwali Dhamaka
Monday, October 19th, 2009.
The Square, La Cantina, The Bar, The Deli, Sunset Lounge and Boulder Hills, Novotel Hyderabad, Hitech City, Madhapur. This Diwali, patrons who dine for Rs 1000, get a chance to win a Hyundai i20.

Eating Out
Moon Cake Festival
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11:15 p.m.
Golden Dragon, Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills Taj Krishna is hosting Moon Cake Festival at its signature Chinese restaurant Golden Dragon. The age old Autumn Moon legend comes alive as Chef Hung Fong Ng recreates the exotic, colourful Chinese Moon festival with delicious moon cakes and special menu of exquisite specialties. The Moon Cake Festival is often compared to a sort of “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its spirit of gratitude and its inclusion of abundant food — including the popular moon cake.

Lunch Buffet
Monday, October 19th, 2009. noon to  3 p.m.
Sweet Nirvana, Plot No.105, Phase II, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur Sweet Nirvana is offering a variety of delicious continental cuisine which includes soups, salads along with the main course and desserts.

Evening Snacks
Monday, October 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.

Happy Hours
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 4 p.m. to  8 p.m.
The Bar, Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Shamshabad. The Bar at Novotel is having happy hours, during when, they offer a complimentary drink on purchase of every drink.

Midnight Biryani
Monday, October 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
Monday, October 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
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 4 p.m. to  7 p.m.
Sweet Nirvana, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur. A variety of savory snacks such as chicken barbeque and desserts will be served along with lemonade.

Dim-Sum Festival
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 7:30 p.m. to  11:30 p.m.
Strings, Taj Banjara, 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 Hrudananda Behera.

Vegetarian Buffet
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11 p.m.
Venue, Quality Inn Residency, Nampally. The restaurant offers delicious south Indian vegetarian buffet, along with snacks and desserts for lunch and dinner.

Lunch Buffet
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 12:30 p.m. to  3 p.m.
Tandoor, White House Building, Begumpet. An authentic North Indian buffet featuring peas pulao, paneer tikka, biryanis, desserts and more for lunch.

The Curry Bar
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 7:30 p.m. to  11:30 p.m.
Spice Junxion, Taj Deccan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Executive Chef Sachin Joshi has prepared a menu for this unique food festival, which contains an array of most popular, authentic, spicy south Indian curries. They include a variety of chicken, fish, lamb and vegetable curries that are made using home-made spices and served with portions of Appams, Malabar Parathas, Dosas, and steamed rice. To name a few – the non-veg curries on offer will be Kozhi Chettinad, Kori Gassi, Meen da Kajippu, Kundapur Chicken, and Meen Moily, and among the veg curries Cauliflower, Alambo Arepu, Kaikari Chettinad and Gutthi Vankaya Kura will be served.

Gourmet Lunch
Monday, October 19th, 2009. noon to  3 p.m.
Taj Deccan, Road.No1, Banjara Hills Arena launches gourmet lunch which features unlimited kebabs, grills, smoothies and much more.

Guiltfree Indulgence
Monday, October 19th, 2009. noon to  3 p.m.
Little Italy, 275, Film Nagar Housing Society, Jubilee Hills Authentic Italian cuisine and a specially crafted menu for lunch, during the weekdays. Indulge into unlimited coups, salads, desserts, choice of starters, main course along with home made wheat pastas and pizzas.

Sizzler Festival
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 7 p.m. to  11:15 p.m.
Me’Lange, The Golkonda Hyderabad, Masabtank Melange is offering an array of hot sizzlers for both lunch and dinner.

Nightlife
House Music Night
Monday, October 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
Monday, October 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
Monday, October 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.

Rock Rules
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m.
Bottles and Chimney, Begumpet. Rock, retro and famous party tracks from DJ Noel and Santosh. Patrons get 1+1 offer on drinks.

Rock Night
Monday, October 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.

Bollywood Bling
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m.
Liquids Again, Bhaskar Plaza, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. DJs Abhi and Ajay will play the best of desi and Bollywood music tonight.

Karaoke Nights
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 8 p.m. to  11:45 p.m.
Xtreme Sports Bar, Plot No.76, III and IV Floor, Bear Image Gardens, Madhapur. Karaoke music on the house with DJ Kranthi spinning some famous songs for the ladies. Watch CLT20 league match between Diamond Eagles and Somerset Sabres live on large screen.

Exhibitions
Diwali Celebrations
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Daram, Naik Estates, ICICI Bank Lane, Near Old Airport, Begumpet. Daram presents an exclusive exhibition of silk saris from South India (Kanjeevaram, Uppada, Paithani and hand blocked prints in natural dyes).

Shopping
Season Sale
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Planet Sports, Shop No.1-2, Afzia Towers, Opp. Lifestyle, Begumpet. The showroom is offering a 20% discount on apparel, footwear and other sports accessories for women and men.

Diwali Delight
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Westside, Khan Lateef Khan Estates, fateh Maidan Road Westside is displaying gift vouchers on purchase of Apparel and accessories. Get a Cygnus diamond pendant free on shopping of worth Rs.10,000/-.

I Anniversary Celebrations
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Sri Krishna Silks, 3-2-102, General Bazar Avail up to 100% cash back, gold and silver coins and assured gifts on every purchase, on the eve of the anniversary celebrations.

Kurta Festival – Eid Special
Monday, October 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.

Shopping Carnival
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Shamshabad. With the advent of the festive season, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., will be organizing the ‘Airport Festive Shopping Carnival’ at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. A host of special offers from the retailers and food and beverage outlets in the airport will be made available. Guests flying Jet Airways will be entitled to additional discounts at all these outlets, except the Landmark, on showing their boarding passes during the shopping festival.

Diwali Dhamaka
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Furniture World, Plot No.1, Journalist Colony, Banjara Hills Get a complimentary gift on purchase of furniture here.

Festive Collection
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Musaddilal Jewellers. Musaddilal Jewelers and Exporters launched designer jewelry collection for Diwali and Wedding season. The collection specializes in diamonds, Ruby, antique jewellery, ancient jewellery like satlada, choker and many more.

End of Season Sale
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Khazana, 1263, Jubilee hills Khazana presents end of season sale as a part of its 10th anniversary. Get up to 50% off on the entire range.

Workshops
Music Notation Reading
Monday, October 19th, 2009. 6:45 p.m. to  9 p.m.
Alliance Francaise, Desk Edufrance, West Marredpally. Hyderabad Western Music Forum presents the second Music Notation Reading training course. The workshop is conducted by Joe Koster and Laure Menegoz. It is the second in the series by the Hyderabad Western Music Forum. The participants will learn the art of reading Western music notation.

Hyderabad City Bus Information

City Bus Information to reach CHARMINAR
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station 1C, 2, 2C, 2V, 2Z, 8A, 8C, 8M, 8U and 57S
Nampally Railway Station 8M, 8R, 8U, 9, 9D, 9F, 9K, 9L, 9M, 9N, 9Q, 9R, 9X, 9Y/F, 41M, 65M and 65S.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station 1C, 2, 2C, 2G, 2V and 2Z.
Jubilee Bus Station 8R
City Bus Information to reach GANDIPET
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station Reach Mehdipatnam in Bus Route No’s. 5, 5C, 5GP, 5K, 5L, 5M, 5SK and 5MD. From Mehdipatnam board bus route No is 120.
Nampally Railway Station Reach Mehdipatnam in Bus Route No’s. 65, 65K, 65M, 118, 118I, 118T and 119. From Mehdipatnam board bus route No is 120.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Reach Mehdipatnam in Bus Route No’s. 118I, 65. From Mehdipatnam board bus route No is 120.
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Mehdipatnam in Bus Route No. 5R. From Mehdipatnam board bus route No is 120.
City Bus Information to reach NEHRU ZOOLOGICAL PARK:
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station 1Z, 7Z and 8Z.
Nampally Railway Station Reach Afzalgunj in Bus Route Nos 8M, 8R, 8U, 9, 9D, 9F, 9K, 9L, 9M, 9N, 9Q, 9R, 9X, 9Y/F, 65M and 65S. From Afzalgunj board bus route Nos is 7Z, 8Z, 94, 94K, 94R, 94U, 95A, 95L, 95M, 95P and 95R.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station 1Z, 2Z 7Z, 94, 94K, 94R, 94U, 95A, 95L, 95M, 95P and 95R.
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Afzalgunj in Bus Route No. 8R. From Afzalgunj bus route no .is 1Z, 7Z and 8Z.
City Bus Information to reach GOLKONDA:
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station Reach Mehdipatnam in Bus Route Nos. 5, 5C, 5GP, 5K, 5L, 5M, 5SK & 5MD. From Mehdipatnam board bus routeNos 119 and 66G.
Nampally Railway Station Reach Mehdipatnam in Bus Route Nos. 65, 65K, 65M, 118, 118I, 118T, and 119. From Mehdipatnam board bus route No is 119 and 66G.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Reach Mehdipatnam in Bus Route Nos. 65, 65K and 118I . From Mehdipatnam board bus route No is 119 and 66G.
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Mehdipatnam in Bus Route No 5R. From Mehdipatnam board bus route is 119 and 66G.
City Bus Information to reach SALARJUNG MUSEUM
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station Reach Afzalgunj in Bus Route Nos 1, 1C, 1J, 1P, 2, 2C, 2J, 2U, 2V, 2Z, 7Z, 8A, 8C and 8M. walkable distance from Afzalgunj.
Nampally Railway Station Reach Afzalgunj in Bus Route Nos. 8M, 8R, 8U, 9, 9D, 9E, 9F, 9K, 9C, 9M, 9Q, 9R, 9X, 9Y/F, 65, 65M and 65S. Walkable distance from Afzalgunj.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Walkable distance from MGBS.
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Afzalgunj in Bus Route No 8R. Walkable distance from Afzalgunj.
City Bus Information to reach ASSEMBLY:
 
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station 5, 5C, 5GP, 5K, 5L, 5M, 5MD, 5SK, 8M and 8S.
Nampally Railway Station Walkable distance from Nampally Station.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station 9G/F, 9G/Y, 9Y, 118I, 63K, 65 and 65GP.
Jubilee Bus Station 5R and 8R.
City Bus Information to reach SECRETARIAT:
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station 5, 5C, 5GP, 5K, 5L, 5M, 5MD, 5SK, 8M and 8S.
Nampally Railway Station 8A, 8M, 8C, 8R, 8S, 8U and 139S.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Reach Assembly in Bus Route No’s.9G/F, 9G/Y, 9Y, 118I, 63K, 65 and 65GP. From Assembly walkable distance.
Jubilee Bus Station 5R and 8R.
City Bus Information to reach BUDHA PURNIMA:
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station 5, 5C, 5GP, 5K, 5L, 5M, 5MD, 5SK, 8A, 8M and 8S.
Nampally Railway Station 8A, 8M, 8C, 8R, 8S and 8U.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Reach Assembly in Bus Route No’s.9G/F, 9G/Y, 9Y, 118I, 63K, 65 and 65GP. From Assembly walkable distance.
Jubilee Bus Station 5R and 8R.
City Bus Information to reach BIRLA TEMPLE,PLANETORIUM, NECKLACE ROAD AND
HUSSAIN SAGAR LAKE
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station 5, 5C, 5GP, 5K, 5L, 5M, 5MD, 5SK, 8M and 8S.
Nampally Railway Station 8M, 8C, 8R, 8S, 8U and 139S.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Reach Assembly in Bus Route No’s.9G/F, 9G/Y, 9Y, 118I, 63K, 65 and 65GP. From Assembly walkable distance.
Jubilee Bus Station 5R and 8R.
City Bus Information to reach SILPARAMAM and HITECH CITY:
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station
Nampally Railway Station 127 and 127K.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Reach Koti in Bus Route No’s. 1, 1P and 1C. From Koti 127 and 127K.
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Sec’bad Rly. Station in Bus Route No’s 21, 22, 23 and 25. From Sec’bad board bus route no. 47S.
City Bus Information to reach BHEL:
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station 226, 226A, 226E/M and 226M.
Nampally Railway Station 217, 225 and 225C.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Sec’bad Rly. Station in Bus Route No’s 21, 22, 23 and 25. From Sec’bad board bus route no. 226, 226A, 226E/M and 226M.
City Bus Information to reach AIRPORT:
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station 10, 10A/S, 10F, 10H, 10K, 10L, 10R, 10Y, 47C, 47G, 47K, 47S, 47L, 49, 49P and 49M.
Nampally Railway Station 9M/10 and 49.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Reach Sec’bad Railway Station in Bus Route No’s 1, 1C, 2, 2C, 2G, 2J and 2V. From Sec’bad board bus route nos.10, 10A/S, 10F, 10H, 10K, 10L, 10R, 10Y, 47C, 47G, 47K, 47S, 47L, 49, 49P and 49M.
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Sec’bad Rly. Station in Bus Route No’s 21, 22, 23 and 25. From Sec’bad board bus route no10, 10A/S, 10F, 10H, 10K, 10L, 10R, 10Y, 47C, 47G, 47K, 47S, 47L, 49, 49P and 49M.
City Bus Information to reach RAMOJI FILM CITY:
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station
Nampally Railway Station Reach Women’s College, Koti in Bus Route No’s. 100GS, 100H, 100J, 100K, 100L, 100M and 100R. From Women’s college bus route no is 205F.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Reach Women’s College, Koti in Bus Route No’s.1 and 86. From Women’s College board bus route 205F.
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Sec’bad Railway Station in Bus Route No’s 21, 22, 23 and 25. From Sec’bad board bus route no 205F.
City Bus Information to reach OSMANIA UNIVERSITY
From Bus Route Nos.
Secunderabad Railway Station Reach Tarnaka in Bus Route No’s 90A, 90D, 90D/A, 90L, 90M, 90R, 90U. From Tarnaka bus route is 3, 3A, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3K, 3H, 3N and 136.
Nampally Railway Station 136, 136B, 136D and 136N.
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station 3, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3H, 3K and 3Y.
Jubilee Bus Station Reach Sec’bad Railway Station in Bus Route No’s 21, 22, 23 and 25. From Sec’bad board bus route no 90A, 90D, 90D/A, 90L, 90M, 90R and 90U to Tarnaka. From there walkable distance.
Bus No. Origin Destination
Afzalgunj Sec’bad station
2  Secunderabad  Charminar
Afzalgunj Tarnaka
3M  Afzalgunj  Moulali
3K  Afzalgunj  Kushaiguda
6  R.T.C Cross Road  Mehdipatnam
6s  Secunderabad Station  Mehdipatnam
7  Secunderabad Station  Afzalgunj
8  Secunderabad Station  Charminar
8A  Secunderabad Station  Charminar
9  Balanagar  Chaminar
9B  Sanathnagar Chaminar
10  Secunderabad Station  Sanathnagar
14P  Secunderabad Station  prashant Nagar
15  Secunderabad Station  Kushaiguda
16A  Secunderabad Station  E.C.I.L X Roads
17  Secunderabad Station  Dammaiguda
18  Secunderabad Station  Uppal
19E  KPHB IV Phase  Ameerpet
20  Secunderabad Station  Nampally
21  Secunderabad Station  Venkatapuram
22  Secunderabad Station  Risala Bazar
23  Secunderabad Station  Subash Nagar
24  Secunderabad Station  Yapral
25  Secunderabad Station  Old Alwal
26  Secunderabad Station  Old Bowempally
28  Secunderabad Station  Manovikas Nagar
29  Secunderabad Station  Jeedimetla
30  Secunderabad Station  Jagadgirigutta
31  Secunderabad Station  Kukatpally
35  Secunderabad Station  A.S.Rao Nagar
37  Secunderabad Station  Sanathnagar(via A.O.C)
38A  Secunderabad Station  R.T.C Colony
40  Koti  Secunderabad Station
41C  Asbestos Colony  Nampally
43  Secunderabad Station  Vampuguda
44  Secunderabad Station  Gangaputra Colony
45  R.T.C X Roads  E.S.I Hospital
46  Secunderabad Station  Patigadda
47  Secunderabad Station  Apollo Hospital
48  Sanathnagar  Kachiguda
49  Secunderabad Station  Nampally
51  Secunderabad Station  E.C.I.L. X Roads
57S Charminar(via Ramnagar)  Secunderabad Station
60  Secunderabad Station(A.O.C)  Secunderabad Station
65  Towlichowki  Charminar
66G  Golconda  Charminar
67  Charminar  Uppuguda
70  Charminar  Thegalakunta
71  Charminar  Uppal
72A  Alkapuri  Dilsuknagar
73  Rajendranagar  Bharadhari
74  Koti  Indira Nagar
75A  Charminar  Arundathi Colony
77  Charminar  Bagh-e-Jahar
78  Charminar  L.B.Nagar
81I C.B.S  Langerhouse
81  Charminar  Habeebnagar
82  Charminar  Bagh-Jahana
83S  Kachiguda  Sanathnagar
84  Saroornagar  Sanathnagar
85  Charminar  Pahadisherif
86  Koti(via Ramnagar)  Secunderabad Station
87  Charminar  Nampally
90A  Dilsuknagar  Secunderabad Station
91E  E.N.Nagar  Koti
92S  Secunderabad Station  Rajendranagar
93A  Vijayapuri Colony  Nampally
94C  Rajendranagar  Charminar
95A  A.G Colony  Koti
96A  Dilsuknagar  Nampally
97B  L.V.P.E.I  B.Blocks
98  Kaladeri  Mehdipatnam
99 Vansthalipuram  Kachiguda Stn.
100  A Alkapuri  Nampally
101  B B’Guptanagar  Nampally
102  Women’s College  Labs Quarters
103  Women’s College  Imarath
104 A  Nampally  Almasiguda
105  Women’s College  Sai Colony
107  Saroornagar  Secunderabad Station
108  Saroornagar  Nampally
109  Women’s College  Subramanyam Colony
110  Dilsuknagar  ESI Hospital
113M  Uppal  Mehdipatnam
114  Noorkhan Bazar  Nampally
115  Women’s College  Uppal Depot
116  Koti  Darga
117  Kushaiguda  Uppal
118  Mehdipatnam  Koti
119  Nampally  Golconda Fort
120  Mehdipatnam  Osmansagar
121  Koti  Vijayanagar Colony
122  Langerhouse  Koti
123  Mehdipatnam  Narsingi
127  Dilsuknagar  Panjagutta
131  S.B.I Colony  Secunderabad Station
135  Koti  Erramanzil Colony
136  Nampally  Tarnaka
137  RTC X Roads  Birbanbagh
139  Ramanagar  Vijayanagar Colony
141M  Kachiguda Stn  Medipatnam
141R  Uppal  Nampally
142K  Koti  Golconda Fort
143  Talgadda  Koti
152  Dilsuknagar  Nampally
156H  LB nagar  Mehdipatnam
158A  Dilsuknagar  Sanathnagar
171  Gajalramaram  Secunderabad Station
176B  Nampally  Bhairama
178R  Rajendranagar  Charminar
183A  Aparupa Colony  Ameerpet
185B  Balaji Nagar  Koti
186B  Baharatnagar  C.B.S
184  Ranigunj  Santhnagar
187  Kukatpally  Koti
189C  S.R.Nail Nagar  Charminar
190  Sanathnagar  M.D Office
191  Mehdipatnam  Jeedimetla

India’s longest flyover to be thrown open by Diwali

The flyover, which has been constructed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, will be named after former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

The Hindu The flyover, which has been constructed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, will be named after former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

The 11.6 km elevated corridor, considered as the longest flyover in India connecting the state capital to the new airport, is expected to be thrown open for vehicular traffic by Diwali.

The Rs-600 crore expressway, which passes through various congested routes, would provide faster and hassle-free travel to new Shamshabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which is 27 km away from the city.

“The four-lane divided carriage way with length of 11.6 km is built with state-of-the-art innovative technology by adopting segmental type post tensioned construction of super structure,” Minister for Municipal Administration, Anam Ramnarayan Reddy told reporters.

The trial runs are being carry out on the flyover before its inauguration by the Chief Minister K Rosaiah next week.

The flyover, which has been constructed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, will be named after late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao.

The actual cost of the flyover is estimated to be Rs 439 crore while Rs 161 crore spent in acquiring lands for shifting of utilities, HMDA Commissioner Jawahar Reddy said.

IOA rejects CGF’s proposal to form independent panel

Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 chairman Suresh Kalmadi addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI

PTI Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 chairman Suresh Kalmadi addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI

Organisers of the 2010 Commonwealth Games on Thursday rejected the CGF’s proposal of an independent monitoring panel to oversee the preparations and demanded the sacking of the event’s CEO, setting the stage for a bitter showdown with the parent body.

Taking a tough stand after coming under a scathing attack for its tardy preparations for the Games, the organisers wanted the removal of the mega-event’s Chief Executive officer Mike Hooper with immediate effect, saying the Kiwi official was “of no use” despite being in the capital for the last two years.

The two major decisions, taken by the Indian Olympic Association at its Executive Committee meeting, has put the organisers on a collision course with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) which has been concerned by the slow pace of work for the October 3-14 Games.

The IOA was against the formation of a technical review panel and in turn recommended the Organising Committee to ask the CGF to strengthen the Co-ordination Commission (CoCom) itself by adding technical experts to it so that the authority of the CoCom is not diluted.

“We don’t want multiplicity of agencies, there are already agencies, including the Co-ordination Commission, who are monitoring the Games preparations. We will suggest the CGF to add technical experts in the Co-ordination Commission instead of forming another body,” IOA President and Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi told reporters here on Thursday.

Mike Hooper has not been beneficial to us. He was of no use and has been an impediment to the functioning despite spending two years here. So we have asked the CGF to replace him immediately and in his place send somebody who can be useful to us,” Mr. Kalmadi said.

IOA Secretary-General Randhir Singh expressed astonishment over the CGF’s decision to form a technical panel.

“I am a little surprised, the CGF should have more faith in the Co-ordination Commission because in every big event starting from Olympics to Asian Games, it is the Co-ordination Commission that comes and checks and asks for reports from the Organising Committee,” Mr. Randhir said.

Asked whether the decisions would bring the Organising Committee on a possible confrontation with the CGF, Mr. Kalmadi said, “the question of collision doesn’t arise. We welcome their suggestion. We had great relations with Mr. Fennell and we have consistently informed him about Mr. Hooper’s role.

“We have simply asked for another person in his place because we didn’t have a positive impact from him.”

The IOA also advised the Organising Committee to hire foreign experts only in those areas where it is necessary.

“The IOA welcomes foreign hires in critical areas like technology, catering, overlays, project management and in some sports like Lawn Bowling, Rugby 7s and Netball as it does not have the required expertise.

“But there is strong resentment in sports like shooting, badminton because we are capable enough in these areas. We already showed our expertise by hosting the badminton World Championship this year,” Kalmadi said.

Mr. Randhir said that they have already spent 100 crores in hiring 40 foreign experts for different functional areas.

Expressing satisfaction over the present pace of the preparations, Mr. Kalmadi assured that everything will be put in place as per the Master Games Schedule laid down by the CGF before the Co-ordination Commission’s visit on December 14.

“We are making some addition and substraction in the Organising Committee and things will be OK by December,” he said.

“We are working as a team and I assure you that we will give the best Commonwealth Games ever,” he added.

The IOA’s reaction came just three days after CGF chief Michael Fennell recommended forming of an independent review panel to oversee the Games preparations on monthly basis at the General Assembly of international federation.

After inspecting all the venues and Games village, Fennell expressed satisfaction over the pace of constrcution work of stadia, saying infrastructure was never an issue for him, instead what he is concerned about it operational areas.

Mr. Fennell, however, warned the oraganisers to pull up their socks, saying time was their enemy

Terror strikes Pakistan; blasts in Lahore, Kohat and Peshawar

Pakistani rescue workers assist a hostage, left, who was released during a crackdown operation against terrorists at a police training school in Lahore on Oct. 15, 2009.

AP Pakistani rescue workers assist a hostage, left, who was released during a crackdown operation against terrorists at a police training school in Lahore on Oct. 15, 2009.
After the carnage at Lahore, terrorists struck in Peshawar killing a child and injuring nine people on Thursday

Pakistani security forces took control of the situation at all three sites in Lahore that came under simultaneous attacks by suspected Taliban militants on Thursday afternoon, also defusing a possible a hostage situation at one, but fierce gunbattles at all three places left several dead and injured.

A Geo Television report on its website said the Tehreek-e-Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attacks in the heart of Pakistan’s largest province. Lahore is the country’s second most important city after the capital, a well-known cultural and tourist centre, and an important political city as well.

The exact number of casualties in Thursday’s attacks is still not clear, although unconfirmed reports said 15 people, including government officials, security personnel and civilians and at least 10 of the attackers were killed, and dozens were injured. (Agency reports said at least 31 people have been killed.)

Suicide blast in Kohat

Earlier, a suicide bombing in Kohat in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) left at least 10 people dead, three of them policemen. The bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives into a police station in the Kohat cantonment area. The blast damaged the police station extensively.

The attacks in Lahore, however, are once again bound to focus attention on the extent of the connections and alliances between the Taliban in the NWFP and tribal areas and Punjab-based militant groups.

A combination of Pakhtun militants from South Waziristan and Punjabi militants, until now known more for their anti-India activities, are said to have carried out the Army headquarters attack last weekend in Rawalpindi.

Earlier this week, the Pakistan Army dismissed as “hype” the importance of Punjab, especially its southern belt where groups such as the anti-India Jaish-e-Mohammed have their base, as an emerging centre of extremist militancy and terrorism with links to the Taliban in the tribal areas.

But experts believe that militants who carried out Thursday’s attacks in Lahore showed a familiarity with the city that could not have been possible if not for the involvement of Punjabi militants in these attacks.

Strike at FIA headquarters

The attacks began at about 9.30 am on Thursday. The strike at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) headquarters in the crowded city centre of Lahore was apparently led by just one or two attackers who fired their way into the building.

Among the several duties of the FIA is the investigation of terrorist cases. It is in charge of investigating the Pakistan-end of the Mumbai attacks case. Its building was bombed in March 2008 and remains in ruins but some offices of the FIA continue to function out of the same structure. Some 50 staff members were in the building at the time of the attack.

A gun battle ensued in which one or both attackers were among seven people, including FIA staff, said to have been killed. Some people were injured and were hospitalised. One suspect was detained near the FIA building and was being interrogated, police said.

In apparently synchronised attacks, four militants wearing suicide jackets also stormed into the Manawan police training school at about the same time.

The school, which is on the outskirts of Lahore close to the Wagah border, was attacked in March this year, resulting in a day-long stand-off between militants and security forces.

Thursday’s attack at the same place lasted an hour. Security forces engaged the four attackers in a gun-battle, during which three of the militants blew themselves up and one was killed in the exchange of fire. Nine policemen were killed at this site.

Gun fight at police training school

Meanwhile, at least five attackers jumped over the back wall of the Bedian Elite Force training school for police, and according to the police, began firing away with their weapons indiscriminately.

The Bedian training academy is located six km from the Lahore Airport towards the border with India, though not in the same direction as Wagah. One group among the attackers stationed itself on the roof of a house in the residential compound of the training school, possibly holding the people in the house hostage.

The Army, Rangers and police were engaged in a gun fight with the attackers for five hours before three of the attackers blew themselves up, and two others were picked out by snipers belonging to the security forces.

After a search operation, the General Officer Commanding of Lahore, Major-General Shafqaat, told reporters that there were only five attackers and all of them were dead. He denied reports that three women were among the attackers.

Dravid dropped, Sehwag comes back for Australia series

Indian captain M.S. Dhoni in Chennai to participate in the selection committee meeting for the upcoming India-Australia matches in Chennai on Thursday. Photo: PTI

PTI Indian captain M.S. Dhoni in Chennai to participate in the selection committee meeting for the upcoming India-Australia matches in Chennai on Thursday.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid was dropped while opening batsman Virender Sehwag made a comeback to the 15-member squad for the first two One-Day Internationals (ODI) of the seven-match series against Australia.

The opening match of the series will be played at Vadodara Oct 25 and Nagpur will host the second game Oct 28.

The national selection committee that met here Thursday at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium decided to call back medium pacers Munaf Patel and Sudip Tyagi in place of fast bowler Rudra Pratap Singh and spin all-rounder Yousuf Pathan. Out-of form fast bowler Ishant Sharma retained his place.

Yuvraj Singh, who is still suffering from a knee injury, has been selected and is expected to play in the first match.

“The selectors were advised that Yuvraj Singh will be fit to play on Oct 28. It is possible that he may be able to play the first match also. The decision on the playing eleven for the first match will based on Yuvraj’s fitness test on Oct 25,” said N. Srinivasan, secretary of the Indian cricket board.

The squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain-wicketkeeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Shrama, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel and Sudip Tyagi.