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The UK-based financial services giant, Royal Bank of Scotland group (RBS), reduced the size of its India asset book by more than a third in 2009.

The beleaguered bank, which is 84 per cent owned by the UK government, has reduced its risk assets in India from 5.56 billion pounds (Rs 39,328 crore) at the end of 2008 to 3.60 billion pounds (Rs 25,458 crore) in 2009.

The sharpest fall was seen in personal assets, which fell from 1.02 billion pounds to 547 million pounds as of December 31, 2009.

Corporate risk assets also fell from 2.58 billion pounds to 3.8 billion pounds at the end of 2009.

As part of its recast, the bank has divided its global businesses into a core group, which the bank plans to retain and the for-sale non-core division. In India, the global banking and markets (GBM) and global transaction services (GBS) divisions are part of the core group while consumer banking and commercial banking businesses are part of the non-core group.

RBS’ core assets in India totaled 2.89 billion pounds while non-core assets were 719 million pounds at the end of 2009. While profit figures for India operations were not revealed, the group reported a net loss of 3.6 billion pounds for 2009, a significant improvement over the 24 billion pounds loss reported in 2008.

The lender has been scouting for buyers for its retail and SME divisions in India, China and Malayasia. Till October last year, Standard Chartered Bank was the front-runner for the businesses but the talks fell through due to disagreements on valuations and lack of clarity on the fate of the branch licences. HSBC is now reported to be one of the contenders for the sale.

The bank recently completed the re-branding of its India operations to RBS from its earlier avatar as ABN Amro Bank. ABN Amro Bank’s profits for the fiscal year ended March 31 in India had dropped 93.09 per cent to Rs 19.39 crore.

The bank had written off debt worth Rs 962 crore in financial year 2009, an almost three-fold increase from previous year’s Rs360 crore. The lender’s consumer banking operations posted an operating loss of Rs230.77 crore at the end of March 2009.

Source : Business Standard.

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G.I JANE : From army green to camo, brass buttons to dog tags, military looks are hot, darlings!
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Balmain zipped military jacket; this and next two at brownsfashion.com.
Marc Jacobs Lurex military jacket.
Ann Demeulemeester military jacket.
3.1 Phillip Lim Merino wool-blend military cardigan; this and next four at net-a-porter.com.
Stella McCartney strong-shouldered cotton peacoat.
Burberry flared-hem suede jacket.
Balmain cotton-canvas studded military blazer.
Camo pants:
Balmain stretch-cotton camouflage pants.
Juicy Couture camo slim cargo pants, at shopbop.com.
Balmain sequined asymmetric mini dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Richard Nicoll military brooch, at brownsfashion.com.
Fendi sterling silver military necklace, at net-a-porter.com.
Giuseppe Zanotti camouflage t-strap sandals, at shopbop.com.
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TV stars sizzle at Rishtey Awards

Popular names from the television industries sizzled at the recently held ‘Zee Rishtey Awards 2010’ in Mumbai.

While the popular couple Dev –Radhika (Avinash & Rubina) of Choti Bahu mesmerized the audiences with their sensuous dance act, Laali - Shekhar (Ratan & Abhishek) of Agle Janam Mohe Bitiyann hi Kijoperformed on peppy Bollywood blockbusters. Manav- Archana (Sushant & Ankita) of Pavitra Rishta set the stage ablaze with their medley act that demanded a series of costume-changes.
Laali (Ratan) along with Suresh Menon, Loha Singh (Sudesh Berry) and Sulochana (Savita Prabhune) had the audiences in splits with their hilarious gags.
The performances also included 12/ 24 Karol Bagh’s sisters along with Simmi-Abhi (Smriti & Yash) andYahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli’s Karan–Abha (Karan & Suhasi) paying a special tribute to Sooraj Barjatya’s Rajshri productions.
The wonder kids – Dhairya and Afsha- were given a special award for being the youngest host on television.
The excitement didn’t stop here…all the actors were high on anxiety as the awards in different categories like Favorite Bahu, Favorite Beti, Favorite Khalnayika and many more were announced.
Nitin Vaidya, COO ZEEL & Business Head Zee TV said, “The idea of ‘Zee Rishtey Awards 2010’ is to celebrate these diverse flavors on one platform. By acknowledging the viewers’ choices, we want to thank them for their active participation and love towards Zee TV. It was heart warming to see so many of our senior & new generation artistes and associates coming forward to share our enthusiasm.”
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Hockey World Cup 2010: India beat Pakistan 4-1

Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh rose to the occasion and converted two penalty corners as hosts India outplayed Pakistan in a thrilling Pool B match of the Hero Honda FIH World Cup at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday.

With this victory, India avenged their 3-6 Champions Challenge defeat at the hands of the sub-continental rivals in Salta, Argentina last December.

The victory not only gave India a 3-2 head-to-head record against Pakistan in the quadrennial event, but also one lakh purse each to the players and support staff of the team.

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'3 Idiots' shines at Filmfare Awards

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Holi Wallpapers, Holi Sms, Orkut Holi Scraps

Saturday, February 27, 2010 0 comments

he colorful festival of holi 2010 will start from 1sth of March 2010 .So, you have got an idea that it’s time to send Holi SMS, Holi wishes, holi messages & holi text greetings to your friends & loved ones and you needs some good Holi festival SMS. We have compiled a great collection of Holi greetings messages that you can SMS to share your special feeling of the Holi festival.

Holi Wallpapers, Holi Sms, Orkut Holi Scraps

1.Har din mubaarak ho apko

Har din mubaarak ho apko , Har raat mubaark ho apko . Holi se pehle ki ye “BARSAAT” mubaarak ho apko . I wish the sweet & colourfull festival to unormal_holi-3

2.HOLI MUBARAK

Khaa key gujiya, pee key bhaang, laaga k thora thora sa rang, baaja ke dholak aur mridang, khele holi hum tere sang.
HOLI MUBARAK

3.Best wishes to you for a Holi

Best wishes to you for a Holi filled with sweet moments and memories to cherish for long.
Happy Holi!

4.Bura na mano HOLI hai

Have u done 2 most important things 2day in morning ?
1) PRAY: so u may live &
2)TAKE A BATH:so others may live, Bura na mano HOLI hai…..

5.Mubarak Ho Aapko, HOLI ka Tyohar

Makki ki Roti, Nimbu ka Aachar,
Suraj Ki Kirne, Khushiyo ki Bahar,
Chand Ki Chandi, Apno ka Pyar,
Mubarak Ho Aapko, HOLI ka Tyohar

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New-look rupee gets NID touch

With the global standing of the rupee likely to get stronger, the first thing to be done is to change the face of the Indian rupee to match world-class aspiration.
NID may have a role in what the new rupee would look like. The Union finance ministry has reached very close to selecting a symbol for the Indian currency just like the US dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen, and others.
The eight-member jury appointed by the ministry, which also has an NID faculty member, has short listed five of the 3,331 eligible entries that were received.
Anil Sinha from NID, who is in the jury, has also designed coins of several denominations that are in use right now, including the Rs 5 and Rs 10 coins, but he refused to say whether NID’s design was also among the shortlisted ones.
"It was an open competition organised by the Union finance ministry, which was launched early last year. There have been three meetings of jury members since and has shortlisted five symbols and submitted to the ministry," said a source from the institute.
Sinha said the ministry will soon announce the results. It being an open competition, the winner of the competition will be awarded Rs 2.5 lakhs and the remaining four short listed symbols will be given a cash prise of Rs 25,000.

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55th Filmfare Awards 2010 Nominations

Friday, February 26, 2010 0 comments

55th Filmfare Awards 2010 Nominations

Best Film
3 Idiots
Dev D
Kaminey
Love Aaj Kal
Paa

Best Actor
Aamir Khan (3 Idiots)
Amitabh Bachchan (Paa)
Ranbir Kapoor (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani)
Ranbir Kapoor (Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year)
Saif Ali Khan (Love Aaj Kal)
Shahid Kapur ( Kaminey)

Best Director
Hirani
Vishal Bhardwaj
R. Balki
Imtiaz Ali
Anurag Kashyap

Best Actress
Priyanka Chopra (Kaminey)
Priyanka Chopra (What’s Your Rashee?)
Vidya Balan (Paa)
Kareena Kapoor (3 Idiots)
Katrina Kaif (New York)
Deepika Padukone (Love Aaj Kal)

Best Supporting Actor
Rishi Kapoor (Love Aaj Kal)
Rishi Kapoor (Luck By Chance)
Abhimanyu Singh (Gulaal)
R. Madhavan (3 Idiots)
Sharman Joshi (3 Idiots)

The Best Female Supporting Actor
Arundhati Nag (Paa)
Divya Dutt (Delhi 6)
Gauhar Khan (Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year)
Neha Dhupia (Raat Gayi Baat Gayi)
Shahana Goswami (Firaaq)

The Best Actor in a Comic Role
Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots)
Paresh Rawal (De Dana Dan)
Sanjay Mishra (All The Best)
Vinay Pathak (Raat Gayi Baat Gayi)

The Best Actor in a Negative Role
Boman Irani (3 Idiots)
Kay Kay Menon (Gulaal)
Mahesh Manjrekar (Wanted)
Manish Chaudhari (Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year)

Best Music
Pritam (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani)
Pritam (Love Aaj Kal)
Pritam (Tum Mile)
A. R. Rahman (Delhi 6)
Vishal Bhardwaj (Kaminey)

The Best Background Score
Amit Truvedi (Dev D)
Shantanu Moitra, Atul Raninga and Sanjay Wandreker (3 Idiots)
Vishal Bhardwaj (Kaminey)
Illayaraja (Paa)
Salim Suliaman (Rocket Singh – Salesman of The Year)

The Best Female Playback Singer
Kavita Seth (Iktaara from Wake Up Sid)
Rekha Bhardwaj (Genda Phool from Delhi 6)
Shreya Ghoshal (Zoobie Doobie, 3 Idiots)
Shilpa Rao (Mudi Mudi, Paa)
Sunidhi Chauhan (Mere Sang Chal Zara, New York)

The Most Promising Debut Director
Ayan Mukjerjee (Wake Up Sid)
Nandita Das (Firaaq)
Pankaj Advani (Sankat City)
Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance)
Shivajee Chandrabhushan (Frozen)

The Most Promising Newcomer Male
Amole Gupte (Kaminey)
Chandan Roy Sanyal (Kaminey)
Navin Kaushik (Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year)
Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots)

The Most Promising Newcomer Female
Mahie Gill (Dev D)
Kalki Koechlin (Dev D)
Jesse Randhawa (Gulaal)
Gauhar Khan (Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year)
Giselle Monteiro (Love Aaj Kal)

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Mat Result | AIMA Result | Mat Result Feb 2010 | Aima Mat Result | AIMA MAT Result 2010 | MAT 2010

ll India Management Association has announced the AIMA MAT Results February 2010,results of exam took place on february has been announced today.

The MAT 2010 Results have been published on it’s official web portal www.aima-ind.org

For more details and queries visit the official website of AIMA – www.aima-ind.org

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Athithi Tum Kab Jaoge Teaser

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Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa - Movie Reviews

Thursday, February 25, 2010 0 comments
Story - Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya

WWW.OKGOT.COM Gowtham Vasudev Menon walked away with laurels aplenty after his over the board debut with Minnale
The ace director’s latest flick Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya (VV) too is alleged to be churned out on the same lines and speaks about an ambitious assistant director Karthik (Silambarasan) wanting to make it big as a filmmaker. But things take an unexpected turn when he falls in love with a Jessie (Trisha); he’s ready to sacrifice his biggest dreams.
Though much hasn’t been divulged about this breezy romantic entertainer, sources reveal that Trisha flies to the US and much like Surya in Vaaranam Aayiram, Simbhu, the assistant director in the film, sets aboard a voyage in pursuit of his love.
For those who’ve already had enough of watching the young rough Silambarasan muttering ‘punch’ dialogues and man-handling 50 men at the same time, here’s something that promises to be unusual of Simbu.
Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya has some impressive tracks by A.R. Rahman that have already become a sensation.

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Carlton towers closed; staff’s future in the dark

Bangalore, February 25:

The situation at the Carlton Towers on Wednesday, a day after the fire claimed nine lives and left many injured was heartbreaking.
The building is now sealed and shut, and the employees, who worked in the various companies housed here till Tuesday, face an uncertain future as “no one really knows when the buildings will be reopened again”. “Our company is situated on the fourth floor, but it is sealed now and we even don’t know when the building will be reopened again,” said Satish, an employee with Vaibhav Solutions..
Satish was among the ten people who were stuck on the fourth floor and was rescued by the fire fighers after one and a half hours. However, he was back at the site on Wednesday, hoping to retrieve files and equipments so that he can resume work. Many others like Satish, who were rescued and were unharmed, visited the site to gather back the sense of being alive. While many employees expressed hope that the government will reopen the building soon, some are ready to stay away for now. An employee in the hospitality industry said, “The building will be closed for at least a month now, as it will be reopened after the government inquiry and everything.” In the meantime, he will, “Stay at home, what else?” Some others fear that the inquiry process would take a longtime and have decided to move out. “We just saw a room near the building; it is a much smaller but is enough for a temporary measure,” said the proprietor of a computer repairs company. The Carton towers house at least 67 offices.

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Ford Figo Price and Specifications

Chennai: Ford Figo Price and Specifications: Ford Motor Company is all set to launch its latest model Ford Figo. This car is all set to hit the Indian road shortly.

This is Ford’s sixth model to be launched by the United States automaker. With respect to price, “it will be very competitive. thumb

“We will compete with i10 and Swift and others as we are targeting the segment, which accounts for 70% of all new vehicles sold in India.”

The definition of small car in India is a “bit different” stated MD Michael Boneham and Ford India President.

Its engine has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of the Indian market. This car will be available in both petrol and diesel engines.

It would be available at a price tag of Rs. 3,60,000.

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Indian Railway Budget 2010: railway budget highlights, new trains

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 0 comments
indian Railway : 157 years unsafe journey

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Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee tabled Railway Budget 2010-11 in Lok Shabha on Wednesday February 24. The highlight of railway budget 2010 is no increase in passenger fares and introduction of 54 new trains. Mamata Banerjee refereed her Indian Railways budget 2010 as "Budget for the Common Man" during her budget speech.

 

  • New Janmabhoomi train between Ahmedabad and Udhampur

  • Special "Bharat Teertha" train to be run around India to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary

  • Matribhumi special trains for women

  • 10 more Duronto trains

  • Introduce 54 new trains in Financial Year 2010 - 11

  • Further extension of Kolkata Metro on priority basis

  • 101 new suburban trains for Mumbai

  • Extension of 21 trains routes

  • Tourist trains to run on 16 routes

  • A special train to commemorate Commonwealth Games

  • Special freight trains for vegetables, vehicles

  • Service charge on AC class cut by Rs. 20 against Rs. 40 earlier and in sleeper class service charge cut by Rs. 10

  • No hike in freight fare

  • Railways exam fees to be withdrawn for women, minorities and backward classes

  • World-class stations to start within timeframe and modern trolleys at all important stations also special drive for passenger amenities and cleanliness

  • Six bottling plants to supply fresh drinking water on cheap rates

  • Allocated Rs. 1300 crore for passengers amenities

  • English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages to be used for railway exams and Examination fee to be waived for poor, minority, SC/ST and women candidates

  • Attendants for senior citizens, children and women for boarding and alighting

  • Rashtriya swasthya bima yojna to be extended to porters and vendors

  • Upgradation of 94 stations, modern toilets at Railway stations

  • E-ticket based mobile van to provide reservation at important places like hospitals, court, IT centres and also at panchayat level

  • Private operators can run special freight trains

  • Houses for all railways employees by next 10 years

  • Railways to setup 5 sports academy and also setup multi functional hospitals

  • Karmabhoomi trains to be introduced for migrant labour

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Phoonk 2 promises to be scarier

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 0 comments

Phoonk was scary. Phoonk 2 promises to be scarier. That's what its lead man Sudeep (last seen in RGV's Rann) and Phoonk 2 director Milind Gadagkar feel. "While Phoonk was more of a supernatural thriller, with black magic as the backdrop, Phoonk 2 is a horror film with a ghost ruining the peace of the family that shifts to a new town," director Milind Gadagkar states.

Milind, who had penned Phoonk, was entrusted the responsibility of directing its sequel the moment Ram Gopal Varma heard the storyline. "I have not assisted anyone, but being the writer of Phoonk and attending its shoot gave me an insight," he divulges. Sudeep adds, "A lot of people felt that Phoonk didn't give them the jitters. It wasn't scary enough. But Milind's written material as also the way he has executed the subject will scare the living daylights out of you."

So is there a possibility of Phoonk 3? "If Phoonk 2 works, yes. Everything boils down to how the audience accepts the second part. If they are receptive, the third part will follow," Sudeep states.

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Leander ISD

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Leander ISD weather Ads (February 23, 2010): Leander ISD is to monitor the developing weather situation this week. At this time, any changes in the schedules of the school is expected, however we will continue to monitor the weather and let you know through the familiar “” If any changes were made. Also, please monitor Leander ISD web site for more information.

Visit leanderisd.org an update on school closures and delays due to weather.

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Nauheed Cyrusi Glamorous Photoshoot

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Kareena turns author!

Monday, February 22, 2010 0 comments

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Shriya Saran Bikini photos from her upcoming film Jaggubhai

Sunday, February 21, 2010 0 comments

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Saran Bikini photos from her upcoming film Jaggubhai
Shriya Saran Bikini photos
 from her upcoming film Jaggubhai
Shriya Saran Bikini photos
 from her upcoming film Jaggubhai
Shriya Saran Bikini photos
 from her upcoming film Jaggubhai
Shriya Saran Bikini photos 
from her upcoming film Jaggubhai

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Bloom Box : Bloom Energy Fuel Cell Boxes

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The Bloom Energy Fuel Cell Boxes are the device of the future being made to help provide a clean energy source. Bloom Energy Fuel Cell Boxes are going to be debuted in two days according to their website.

With the clean energy global initiative being one of the most focused on in the world, these boxes are said to be able to run clean and inexpensively. Major companies are said to be involved in the experimental testing including Google and Ebay.

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Scotty Lago Pictures Racy and Lago Racy Pics

Scotty Lago pictures racy and Lago racy pics TMZ risque photos are buzzing in the web. Because after winning the bronze medal in the halfpipe Wednesday night he was forced to leave the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics after tmz.com published two racy pictures of the athlete.

Scotty Lago has been riding since 1996. He picked up snowboarding at a local tubing hill in Amesbury, Massachusetts, according to wikipedia. Lago is a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding team along with Shaun White, Greg Bretz, and Louie Vito. On February 17, 2010, Lago won the bronze medal with a score of 42.8 out of 50.0.

Scotty Lago was at a party, wearing a Team USA T-shirt when somebody snapped a photo of a woman kneeling below Lago’s waist to kiss his medal. That picture, and another showing him sticking the medal in the woman’s mouth while teammate Greg Bretz looks on.

Check out here for Scotty Lago Racy Pics

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jr celski tattoo

Saturday, February 20, 2010 0 comments

jr celski tattoo :
The 2010 Winter Olympics are hitting close to home, and with what is happening on the border in Vancouver, British Columbia. But its is not the only thing close to home. Muscat short track skaters Apolo Ohno and J. Celski also making a splash in the games.

They are in good company as well.

Leila in the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who will compete in the games:

J. R. Celski
Short track skater Washington native son Celski started inline skating at the age of 3. At the age of 14 years, said his family decided to Celski must move to get better training. Celski parents are unable to leave their jobs in Washington, and that Celski moved to Long Beach, California with his brother. Celski worked with the famous Dutch coach Wilma Boomstra. Celski secured a place in the Olympic team 2010 despite a serious injury that ended the Olympic trials. On the final night of the competition, Celski segments of the left leg with the tip of the blade of the right ski when it struck out of the paintings a turning point in the quarter-final 500 meters. Celski was to undergo surgery at a local hospital. However, he was confident he would be in the form of Vancouver
Games. Celski As is well known for his former teammate to Apollo Ohno. Celski older brother skated with Ono. Ono Celski know because he rose through the ranks, and decided at the age of 13 to take the short track after watching Ohno wins gold medal in the Olympic Games in 2002 in Salt Lake City.

Simon Zhu
Short track skater Simon Cho making his debut in the Vancouver Olympics. Zhu, 18, is the youngest member of the U.S. team. Xu was born in Seoul, South Korea, where he began skating at age 3 because his father wanted to find a way to Zhu to release his energy.

Zhu and his family moved to Chicago when Cho was 5 years old, Zhou continued to ski in local clubs.

Xu later moved to Maryland in 2000, and began training in 2001 in the framework of a national team coach Jimmy Yang. Zhang Zhu continue to coach since moving to Salt Lake City in 2007.

Shaw considered quitting skiing in January 2009 due to physical exhaustion and mental development. However, he made adjustments to the agenda healthwise training and ongoing training through the Olympic trials with the encouragement of friends and family. Zhou had acquired immediately to the national team after winning the 500 meter race at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Julie Zhu
Hockey player Julie Chu is what makes it the third Olympic appearance in Vancouver. Julie began skating at the age of 8 when her parents enrolled in the ice-skating classes. Zhu did not take into skiing, but was jealous when she looked through the ice one day and I saw the older brother with learning the exercise of power skating to a hockey rink. Zhu asked her father if she could trade in the toe pads to choose to have hockey. Zhou began to play with different teams of boys up to age 13 when she noticed her colleagues in the team is gaining altitude, speed and muscle. Zhu then played at a later time, and captained the Prime Minister girls ice hockey team in the state of Connecticut, in the state of Connecticut Polar Bears. Cho was a member of the national team since 2001 and was named one of the United States team for three players. Prior to 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and Zhou’s family agreed to get a tattoo if it made the Olympic team. Zhu, along with her father, mother, sister and two brothers got matching tattoos of the Olympic rings and Julie (13). Zhu and tattoo is on top of her foot.

Amanda Evora
American figure skater pair Levora Amanda started playing hockey and turned to snowboarding at the age of 12 years after her sister tried to ski on the ice. Levora left her family home in Texas at the age of 18 to pursue her skating. EVORA skating partner is Mark Ladwig. Remember that Ladwig was Evora story when requested to do a three-pointer during a trial for the first time together. The move is a maneuver difficult to address it early. Evora is currently studying business administration at the University of South Florida.

Mirai Nagasu
Figure skater Mirai Nagasu began skating at age 5 when her parents took her to a skating rink in a rainy day.

Nagasu’s parents own a small sushi restaurant in Arcadia (California, her family struggled financially, and Nagasu admitted that most of her clothes were second hand. Skater before becoming known, Murray was given a scholarship by Michael Weiss, supported by his organization and the skiers with promising financial requirements.

In 2008 the United States Championship, Murray tells the story doll coming to life; the story was set to the music of Léo Delibes’ Coppelia. Despite her initial fall on the opening double Axel, Mirai completion of the rest of the program without any major mistakes. Became the second youngest champion the United States.

Apolo Ohno
Short track skater and Olympic champion three times Apollo Ono started skating competitions at an early age at the request of his father. At the age of 14 years, and Ono was persuaded by his father to move to Lake Placid to train under Pat Wentland. Ono was resistant to this step, and skip the trip to New York after being dropped at the airport. Ono, the father talked about at the end of the day to move and accompanied him to Lake Placid. Having failed to make the team in 1998, Ono, to decide whether to continue skating. Ono, the father brought him to a secluded hut three hours to the north-west of the city of Seattle. Ono spent his time there by taking the long distances. During one of these runs, Ono stopped and sat on a rock in the pouring rain. Realized that it wants to continue skating on the ice. Became the first American to win the overall World Cup for the 2000-2001 season. Ono has since won every national title since 2001.

Graham Watanabe
A member of the Alpine skiing team to the United States in 2000, and Watanabe, Graham has a background in the race, but he turned over to the ice with the announcement of the Olympics. In 2009, Watanabe constantly pulled in a successful outcome. He has three World Cup finals, the top – 10 finishes. He hopes to become bilingual. “I would like, at the end of the day, and learn at least three languages in addition to English,” he said. As was suggested of him: “My father told me a hero because he has achieved great success, but insist on a health perspective and those on what is important in his life. It maintains a healthy lifestyle that balances work hard and play hard. It is also loved and respected by all who met him because of his real nature and pleasant. ”

Caroline Zhang
Caroline Zhang was young elite level of performance over the past three years, and held her top on stage, too, and finished in the top four at the U.S. championships last two games. One of the choreographers is Karen Kwan Oppegard, Michelle Kwan’s sister. Her parents of Chinese immigrants. She began skiing at the age of 5 and attend the Etisalat Academy in Capistrano, California Her hobbies include playing the piano and violin, ballet, and art. Zhang said he wants a tour, coach, and help animals after the ice-skating career is over. It’s bilingual. ?

Stacy Nguyen contributed to this report

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Google India offers free ads to SMBs

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World's leading search engine Google would offer free advertising coupons for small and medium businesses (SMBs) across the country, the

global firm's Indian subsidiary has said.
"All SMBs with online presence will be able to avail our advertising coupons worth Rs 2,500 by calling toll free number 1860 266 6622 and registering their websites with our AdWords platform," Google India online sales head Sridhar Seshadri said in a statement here.
The SMBs can register at http://adwords.google.co.in.
As part of this novel initiative, Google India also launched a new service JumpStart to offer free expert support to help SMBs build an online advertising campaign for attracting new customers.
"The AdWords programme provides marketers a cost-effective platform where-in they can measure RoI (return on investment), monitor and optimise their campaign. SMBs can start advertising online with a budget as low as Rs 200 a day and grow it as per their business demand, thus having control over their ad-spends and flexibility," Seshadri pointed out.
The new service will provide a quick-and-easy way to SMBs to get their advertising campaign off to a good start. Google India specialists will work with SMBs to set up their AdWords account and build a customised campaign suitable to their business and budget.
The initiative received a good response when it was launched as a pilot project in Chandigarh recently.
The SMBs sector, which constitutes 80 percent of the country's industrial enterprises faces an uphill task for advertising due to prohibitive costs involved.
"Recognising this roadblock and the huge potential for SMBs to grow, the company launched offline and online initiatives to partner with them and educate these businesses about the power of internet advertising," Seshadri noted.
Google AdWords enables SMBs to target precisely, pay only for results, and stay firmly in charge of costs.
"We foresee a vast opportunity in the small businesses sector and are committed to extend support to all SMB advertisers to help them gain from the internet medium," Seshadri added.

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Coca Cola opens world-class lab

Friday, February 19, 2010 0 comments

Coca-Cola has opened a state-of-the-art ‘Analytical Services Centre' in Pune that will provide analytical and technical support to Coca-Cola's operations in India and South Asia as well as to countries in Eastern Europe, southern Eurasia and West Asia.

Built with an investment of over Rs.18-crore, the world-class laboratory is one of six locations strategically selected by the company for the creation of a global network of analytical testing facilities.

According to Coca-Cola India President & CEO Atul Singh: “The opening of new Eurasia Analytical Services Centre reiterates our commitment to provide high-quality beverages to our consumers in India. The investment also underlines our endeavour to lead India into becoming one of the strategic growth markets for the company.

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Richa Gangopadhyay latest gallery

Richa Gangopadhyay is a 21 year old Michigan student. She was crowned Miss India USA 2007 at the 26th annual pageant held on Friday in New Jersey.richagangopadhyay_123

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British actor Aruna Shields, fearless and talented, has just finished two epic feature films out in cinema's early 2010.
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Maxim's Annual Swimsuit Issue Photos

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Shyam Saran to quit as PM's special envoy

Manmohan Singh, current prime minister of India.

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Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran Friday announced his decision to quit as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special envoy on climate change. "This is not something new. I had informed the prime minister's office earlier that March 14 would be my last working day," Saran told IANS.

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Goldie signs Abhishek again

Childhood friends Goldie Behl and Abhishek Bachchan are coming together once again. And no, this time, it’s not for Drona 2, like they had announced even before the film had released. Jr Bachchan had played a superhero in the film, a character both the friends said was a fantasy from their childhood.
“No more fantasy films for me, at least not for now,” smiled Goldie. “I’m producing a film with Abhishek in the lead and it will be directed by Anurag Basu,” said the filmmaker who is all praises for Anurag’s craftsmanship. “After Kites, this is one film that he is working on. He has written the script which is a combo of thriller, action and romance,” said Goldie who always wanted to work with Anurag. Abhishek is game for it, but the actress opposite him has not been decided yet. Ask Goldie who is his favourite actress, and he replies, “I married my favourite one...”
His wife Sonali Bendre, who has moved from films to television after marriage, lends a helping hand to her husband who is taking his TV show on air from next month. “It’s about a middle-class family that lives at Shivaji Park in Dadar. It deals with issues like space constraints, financial crunch, etc,” said Goldie. But now, it’s Abhishek’s movie that’s on the young filmmaker’s mind. “Abhishek is a very good actor and like any artist, his career too has its ups and downs. But I know that he’ll fit into Anurag’s film perfectly,” said Goldie, who has a busy year ahead.

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Bangalore: Drunk Iranian women assault cop

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Aamir Khan withdraws resignation from copyright panel

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Sunaina caught in a steamy scene controversy

Success and controversies are always part and parcel of our heroines’ career. Sunaina is the latest of the lot to be held in a controversy. The reason? A steamy bedroom scene is in Jai Akash’s movie Madai. According to industry sources, Sunaina has done a hot steamy bedroom sequence with the hero Jai Akash. However, Sunaina refutes this rumour.sunaina4

Sunaina was fifteen when she did this and she was said to be replaced with some other heroine due to some reason. And, the producers are extremely careful in capitalizing this new found celebrity status of the Sunaina says industry sources. Which one to believe?

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Abhishek Bachchan to be honoured by BAFTA

Abhishek Bachchan will open the 12th London Asian Film Festival ‘Tongues on Fire,’ which will be held from March 5-14 in London.
It will express the spirit of Asian independent media and cinema cultures of South Asia. Abhishek will also be honoured by the British Academy of Film and Televisions Arts (BAFTA) in association with ‘Tongues of Fire’. 
He would also be interviewed for the Academy’s ‘A Life in Pictures’ segment which covers best of the best creative talent in films. His father Amitabh Bachchan is the only other Indian actor to have been honoured here before. The festival includes a ‘Masterclass with Abhishek Bachchan’ followed by a screening of his film, ‘Guru.’  aishwarya-abhishek4
“This is a huge honour that BAFTA thought me worthy of and it is wonderful to know that I am only the second Indian film actor who they are honouring with this recognition. What is even more exciting is that I am the first of the young generation to represent my film industry to the English audience. And by doing this they do not honour me, they honour the young talent of the Indian film industry,” said Abhishek.

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Toh Baat Pakki Review

Movie Review: Toh Baat Pakki; Star cast: Tabu, Sharman Joshi, Vatsal Seth, Ayub Khan and Uvika Chaudhary; Director: Kedarh Shinde; Rating: *** 1/2 – A clean family entertainer.

Rajeshwari (Tabu) stays with her hubby Surendra (Ayub Khan) and two kids in small town Palanpur. Within her Saxena community, she aspires for a perfect well settled match for her younger sister Nisha (Uvika). She wants someone who will be also against dowry system. When she encounters an engineering student, Rahul (Sharman) at first she ends up arguing with him over a trivial matter but soon realizes his goodness and also the fact that he is a Saxena too. She looks at him as a perfect prospect for her sister. She then even convinces him to stay with them as a paying guest. After bringing Nisha to stay with them too, Rajeshwari succeeds in Rahul and Nisha falling for each other. As she gets his marriage fixed between Rahul and Nisha in comes Yuvraaj (Vatsal). Yuvraaj is a Saxena too and well settled in his job and is also about to get his own official bungalow. Rajeshwari then immediately dumps the prospect of having Rahul marrying Nisha and decides to go after Yuvraaj instead. What mess it all leads to forms the second half of the film.

Toh Baat Pakki comes in the tradition of Hrishikesh Mukherjee entertainers. Pure clean comedy mixed with emotions and a happy ending for all concerned. Vibha Singh in her script blendes both comedy and emotional sequences well. While the portions leading to Sharman and Uvika getting their baat pakki from Tabu are amusing, the ones in the second half where the film takes a bit of a serious turn when Vatsal and Uvika’s marriage is fixed are equally entertaining as well. Sharman’s attempts at sabotaging their marriage never go over board. However, the unwanted multi character confusion could have been avoiding in the climax as it only ends up prolonging it.

Back on screen in a big role after a long time, Tabu dominates the film completely and is a treat to watch. Sharman never disappoints and is extremely lovable in this one. Vatsal Seth gets less screen time compared to Sharman but he still manages to impress with his charm and underplay acting. Ayub Khan complements Tabu well. Uvika Chaudhary is cute and does well. Sharat Saxena brings on many laughs. Suhasini Mulay is good. Himani Shivpuri fits the part. Both the kids are cute.

Debutante director Kedarh Shinde has handled both the comic and emotional sequences with equal panache. He is a very big name in the Marathi film industry and looking at his Hindi debut he is all set for a longer innings here as well. Pritam’s music is good with Ek Din Mera Byaah Hoyega by Mika being the pick of the lot.

After a long time, a clean heartwarming family entertainer has hit the screens. Don’t miss it for its small town charm and wonderful acting.

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Aishwarya starrer 'Endhiran' gearing for monsoon release

Superstar Rajnikant, who has teamed up with Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai in Tamil film "Endhiran", says it is expected to hit the screens in July or August.

Rajnikant was speaking on one of the costliest films to be made in India -- with a budget of over Rs.125 crore -- after he had visited Chief Minister K. Karunanidhi Thursday to thank him for attending the engagement ceremony of Rajnikant's second daughter Soundarya with industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar.

"Endhiran" is directed by Shankar and according to the him more than 90 percent of the movie is complete. A.R. Rahman has composed the music for the film.

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Sophie Chaudhary Smoking Hot Photo Shoot

Thursday, February 18, 2010 0 comments

Check out the Hot photo shoot of Sophie Chaudhary.Sophie Choudry is an Indian singer and a popular ‘MTV India’ VJShe made her Hindi film debut in David Dhawan’s film “Shaadi No.1″ in which she is paired opposite Zayed Khan.The film also stars Fardeen Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Esha Deol and others. The film was released on 4 November, and had a great response. Following that project Sophie appeared in Pritish Nandy’s Pyaar Ke Side Effects.

 

Sophie Chaudhary Smoking Hot Photo Shoot
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Deepika Padukone & Farhan Akhtar in yogic pose

Deepika Padukone and Farhan are seen striking a yogic pose for the Filmfare magazine.
The magazine’s March issue says, “The ‘it’ couple Deepika & Farhan steams it up.” Seeing Farhan carrying Deepika on his lap and holding her from back does look like a sensuous pose. But what is missing on the cover is the chemistry between the two stars. The picture-perfect Deepika does add glamour to the cover, but Farhan’s blank look appears too bland.
However, the couple’s yogic pose does evoke some interest.

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