Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tata Chemicals acquires Soda Manufacturing Company

01/31/2008:
On the anniversary of the Corus acquisition, Tata Chemicals has announced the acquisition of a US soda ash manufacturing company named General Chemical Industrial Products (GCIP). This will give Tata Chemicals more access to global customers and access to low cost soda ash.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Gladrags Swimsuit Calendar 2008

Gladrags Swimsuit Calendar 2008 Launched
Date: 01/30/2008:
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BigAdda Launched

01/30/2008:
The demand and popularity of Social Networking is growing day by with new website promising more features and less ads. Only time will tell who will come out ahead. Recently a new social networking site, BigAdda, was launced packed with features like send friend requests on the wireless, have discussions in as many as eight different languages, plus more. Will BigAdda give a new challenge to already established social networking websites like Orkut and Facebook?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan College Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan College Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony
Date: 01/29/2008:
On Jan 27, 2008, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan laid the foundation stone at a ceremony to launch a college for girls named "Aishwarya Bachchan Kanya Mahavidyalaya" in Daulatpur village, Uttar Pradesh. Others at the ceremony included her husband Abhishek Bachchan and father in law Amitabh Bachchan .

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

BSNL ties up with SOMA for WiMax

01/27/2008:
BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) has signed US firm SOMA Networks to deploy the world’s largest mobile WiMax network in India. It's a project with both parties will benefit from the revenues, SOMA has agreed to provide the technology to BSNL. Mobile WiMax will be rolled out in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and make avaialble wireless broadband coverage to nearly 200 million people over the next 3 years. This will make it the first deployment of mobile WiMax per the 802.16e standard.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi In Australian Open Final

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi In Australian Open Final
01/25/2008:
Sania Mirza and her mixed double partner Mahesh Bhupathi will play in the Australian Open Final after the unseeded Indian pair defeated eighth seeds Nathalie Dechy (France) and Andy Ram (Israel) 6-4 6-2. They will now face Tiantian Sun (China) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia), who defeated Yan Zi (China) and Mark Knowles (Bahamas) in their semi-finals match.

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Padma Vibhushan Awarded

01/25/2008:
Sachin Tendulkar (cricket) and Viswanathan Anand (Indian chess grandmaster) will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award.
Padma Bhushan will be awarded to Baichung Bhutia (ace footballer), Bula Chowdhury (swimmer), Meghnad Desai (British economist), Sunita Williams (NASA astronaut), and Dominique Lapierre (French author).
Padma Shri will be awarded to NDTV's Managing Editor, Barkha Dutt, NDTV's Vinod Dua, CNN-IBN Editor-in-chief, Rajdeep Sardesai (Indian political commentator and News Presenter), Madhuri Dixit (Indian Film Actress), Tom Alter and Manoj Night Shyamalan (writer-director).

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bird Flu West Bengal

01/24/2008:
Bird flu has hit West Bengal hard and the Authorities are having a hard time controlling it from spreading. Authorities fears that the bird flu could reach big cities like Kolkata. Currently the bird flu has been reported in nine of West Bengal's 19 districts with new reports that are coming from other districts. Indonesian man died who had tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus and the virus has also resurfaced in Europe.

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Bollywood Stars Buy Into Cricket

Bollywood Stars Buy Into Cricket
Date: 01/24/2008:
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and Preity Zinta have into the Indian Premier League (IPL) . Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and Juhi Chawla Juhi Chawla picked up the Kolkata team for $75.09 million while Fellow actor Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia won the Mohali team for USD 76 million. The Mumbai team was won by Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani for $111.9 million and GMR Holdings won the bid for the Delhi team for $84 million, India Cements grabbed the Chennai team for $91 million, Deccan Chronicle got the Hyderabad team for $107.01 million and Emerging Media won the bid for the Jaipur team for $67 million.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Delhi Gurgaon expressway open for public

01/23/2008:
Delhi Gurgaon expressway open for public. The much awaited Delhi Gurgaon expressway was inaugurated by the Union Minister TR Baalu and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The road was constructed at the cost of Rs 1,000 crore and measures 27 km. The expressway will cut the commute from India's capital Delhi to Gurgaon about an hour. Toll will be collected to pay for the expressway and its maintenance.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Maria Sharapova Beats Justine Henin To Advance To Semis

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova Beats Justine Henin To Advance To Semis
01/22/2008:
Maria Sharapova beat top seed Justine Henin 6-4, 6-0 to advance to the semis finals at the Australian Open.

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Aishwarya Rai In Robot Opposite Rajnikant?

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai In Robot Opposite Rajnikant?
Date: 01/22/2008:
There are talks that Bollywood filmstar Aishwarya Rai may play a role in Shankar’s forthcoming film Robot (2008) opposite South film superstar Rajnikanth . The director Shankar who latest release Sivaji The Boss has created box office records and was recently in Mumbai to talk to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The film Robot is backed by Sony Pictures and is expected to have a budget of 100 crore or more.

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Sania Mirza And Mahesh Bhupathi Advance To Third Round

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza And Mahesh Bhupathi Advance To Third Round
01/22/2008:
Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi beat the mixed doubles pair of Lisa Raymond of the United States and Simon Aspelin of Sweden 6-3, 2-6, 10-7 to move to the next round at the Australian Open.

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Hotmail Sabeer Bhatia Launches SabSeBolo

01/22/2008:
Founder of Hotmail, Sabeer Bhatia, recently announced the launch of a new service within India called SabSeBolo.com . SabSeBolo.com will be India's first free audio conferencing reservation system. In order to use the service, a user will log on to SabSebolo.com and enter your email id and password and in return will be given a permanent conference id and a pin. Then user call +91 223980 4444 and using the conference id and pin can start the conference.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Pictures Of The Week: 01/21/08

Britney Spears .. Alessandra Ambrosio .. Maria Sharapova .. Koena Mitra .. Kim Sharma

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Kim Sharma On Cover Of Maxim

Kim Sharma
Kim Sharma On Cover Of Maxim
Date: 01/19/2008:
Kim Sharma will be the next Bollywood film actress to be on the cover of Maxim India . Kim will be featured on the January 2008 cover of 2nd Anniversay Mega Issue of Maxim Magazine with many other picture within the magazine. Kim will join other Bollywood stars who have already made there presence in Maxim India, and they include such stars as Malaika Arora Khan , Celina Jaitley , Mallika Sherawat , Amisha Patel Shilpa Shetty , Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra .

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Sania Mirza Advances To Third Round

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza Advances To Third Round
01/18/2008:
Sania Mirza beat Timea Bacsinszky (6-1, 4-6, 7-5) in a tough and hard match to move onto the thrid round where she will meat Venus Williams .

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Saif Ali Khan To Perform With Rockband

Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan To Perform With Rockband
Date: 01/18/2008:
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has joined Rockband Strings and Parikrama for a four city rock concert tour. The rock concert tour will kickoff in Bangalore (Jan 18), with shows Mumbai (Jan 20), Kolkata (Jan 25), and Delhi (Jan 27) to follow. Saif is a trained piano player, and can play lead guitar. He has a passion for music from Led Zepplin to Parikrama.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sania Mirza Advances In Australian Open

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza Advances In Australian Open
01/16/2008:
Sania Mirza and her doubles Australian partner Alicia Molik beat Eleni Daniilidou and Jasmin Woehr 6-3 4-6 6-4 to advance to the second round. Rohan Bopanna and his doubles partner Rajeev Ram beat Auckland and Sam Querrey to also advance to the second round. Sania beat Iroda Tulyaganova in her singles match to advance to the second round in the singles matches.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Aishwarya Rai In French Film Series

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai In French Film Series
Date: 01/15/2008:
Aishwarya Rai has been signed to appear in the most expensive French film of Asterix and Obelix series, titled Asterix at the Olympic Games with a budget of 93 million dollars. The role being played by Ash is written for her and will also mark the first time a female characters will be in the film. Others that will be in the movie include Gerard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Michael Schumacher, Jean Claude Van Damme and more. Aish other international project currently include The Pink Panther Deux (2009) opposite Steve Martin.

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Apple To Rent Movies, Shows Thin Notebook

01/15/2008:
Today at the annual Macworld Expo, Apple Inc's Chief Executive Steve Jobs introduced a Ultralight MacBook called MacBook Air. The MacBook Air is 0.76 inch thick at its widest point and comes with 1.6 or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB hard drive and just one USB port with prices to start at $1,799. He also announced that iTunes will allow users to download movies from all major studios for a charge of $3.99 for new releases and $2.99 for old titles. Once downloaded the movies can be watched on iPod/iPhone and your PC, the movies are valid for 30 days to start watching once downloaded and 24 hours after that to finish.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

BSNL plans initial public offering (IPO)

01/14/2008:
BSNL, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, is a state owned telecom company in India. BSNL is pronding thoughts of an IPO at around 10% stake in the company which is valued at around $10 billion (Rs 40,000 crore) for later this year. The company is currently valued at $100 billion (Rs 400,000 crore).

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Motorola Acquiring Soundbuzz

01/11/2008:
Motorola will acquire Soundbuzz, Singapore based pan Asian music provider, which will add Motorola's MotoMusic service to India, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The MotoMusic service is currently being provided in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Soundbuzz provides consumer ability to downloads music to mobile device using the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) digital rights management (DRM) technology. Currently Soundbuzz has extensive music libraries and through licenses from Sony BMG, EMI, Warner Music International, and Universal Music Group and many others independent record labels within Asia, USA, and Europe.

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Shilpa Shetty Launches Yoga DVD

Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty Launches Yoga DVD
Date: 01/11/2008:
Shilpa Shetty launched a new DVD titled Shilpa's Yoga. The DVD is tragted to the European market, where she has been popular since winning the Bigg Boss TV show. The DVD is being released by Fire Fly in UK and Dubai for £ 17.99 (approx Rs 1,400). Shilpa took training from trainers Shiv Kumar Mishra and Vinayak Dixit before shotting the DVD to ensure poses were presented in the correct manner.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Halla Bol (2008)

Bollywood Movie Cinema Cast, Synopsis, Songs, and Reviews for Halla Bol
Halla Bol (2007) Movie Rating for Halla Bol

Halla Bol Ajay Devgan Vidya Balan
Release Date: January 11, 2008
Genre: Comdey
Directed By: Rajkumar Santoshi

Actors:
Ajay Devgan , Pankaj Kapoor,
Actress:
Vidya Balan
Other Star Cast: Special appearance: Boney Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Lekh Tandon, Mukesh Tiwari, Neeraj Vora, Pahlaj Nihalani, Ranjit Kapoor, Ruby Bhatia, Sayali Bhagat (in song Is Pal Ki Soch), Sridevi, Tusshar Kapoor

Music By: Sukhwinder Singh ()
Lyrics By: Dushyant Kumar, Sameer, Mehboob ()
Ratings: Bollywood Movies Rating for Halla Bol
Movie Synopsis:
Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a boy wanting to be a Hindi film star. He starts off in a street theatra run by Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur). He finally gets a break into the film industry and also get a new name, Sameer Khan. He becomes a superstar and slowly starts to forget his roots and himself. His corrupt ways are slowly destroying his life and he move away from those he loves, starting with his wife Sneha (Vidya Balan). The movie takes a turn when both sides of Sameer are fighting him to make the right choice.
Movie Review:
The year 2008 for Bollywood is going to get a good start wtih this movie. The movie is well written, directed and acted. The movie keeps you in your seat and has many great scene, that are very well acted.
Movie Songs:
Jab Tak Hai Dum By Sukhwinder Singh
Shabad Gurbani By Sukhwinder Singh
More Haji Piya By Amjad Farid Sabri
Is Pal Ki Soch By Harshdeep
Barsan Lagi By Sneha Pant

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Jodha Akbar (2008)

Bollywood Movie Cinema Cast, Synopsis, Songs, Trailers, Previews, and Reviews for Jodha Akbar
Jodha Akbar (2007) Movie Rating for Jodha Akbar

Jodha Akbar Hrithik Roshan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Release Date: February 15, 2008
Genre: History, Romance
Directed By: Ashutosh Gowariker

Actors:
Hrithik Roshan ,
Actress:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Other Star Cast:

Music By: AR Rahman (AR Rahman)
Lyrics By: ()
Ratings: Bollywood Movies Rating for Jodha Akbar
Shooting Locations: Rajasthan, India.
Movie Synopsis:
Hrithik Roshan is playing the role of Emperor Akbar, Mughal Emperor.
Movie Review:

Movie Songs:
Jashn E Bahaara By Javed Ali
Khwaja Mere Khwaja By AR Rahman
Mann Mohana By Bela Shende
In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein By Sonu Nigam, Madhushree
Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah By Mohd. Aslam, Bonny Chakravarti

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Taare Zameen Par (2007)

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Taare Zameen Par (2007) Movie Rating for Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par Aamir Khan
Release Date: December 21, 2007
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Aamir Khan

Actors:
Aamir Khan , Tanay Chheda, Darsheel Safary, Sachet Engineer,
Actress:

Other Star Cast:

Music By: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca, Shailendra Barve ()
Lyrics By: Prasoon Joshi ()
Ratings: Bollywood Movies Rating for Taare Zameen Par
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Movie Synopsis:
Ishaan Awasthi, an eight-year-old, whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. He then starts to get into more trouble than his parents can handle and hence is sent to boarding school to be disciplined. At the school an art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, played by Aamir Khan, feel the children with joy.
Movie Review:
The best movie of the year. A must see by everyone, parents and kids, the whole family. The movie is well written, and well directed and the acting is one of the best by Amir. The movie will make you laugh and even make you cry, a great emotional movie that open the light into the minds of the kids, and should bring parent more closer to their kids.
Movie Songs:
Bum Bum Bole By Shaan, Aamir Khan
Jame Raho By Vishal Dadlani
Kholo Kholo By Raman Mahadevan
Maa By Shankar Mahadevan
Mera Jahan By Adnan Sami, Auriel Cordo, Ananya Wadkar
Taare Zameen Par By Shankar Mahadevan, Bugs Bhargava, Vivinenne Pocha

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Wikia Launched

01/07/2008:
Today, marks the enterance of a new way of searching. Jimmy Wales, cofounder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, and his team have launched Wikia to give the online community a new way to search for information. Will this new search engine hurt the established search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN and the others? Only time will tell. It will take sometime for Wikia to reach the online community and enchance Wikia. The concept behind Wikia is similar to encyclopedia Wikipedia and hence will allow the online community to help better the search engine experince and put the results best suited for a given query in front of the searcher.
Wikia has been backed by the funding from Amazon.com, venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners, Netscape Communications cofounder Marc Andreesen, LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, and Lotus Development founder and Electronic Frontier Foundation cofounder Mitch Kapor.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Madonna In India

Hollywood Madonna
Madonna In India
Date: 01/04/2008
Madonna is currently vacationing in India. She with her husband Guy Ritchie and kids arrived in India with her family on December 31, 2007 from Maldives via a chartered Kingfisher jet. She first visited Rajasthan and now is in Mumbai. She has rented out the entire floor of the Taj Palace in Colaba.

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Reliance Power Ltd IPO

01/04/2008:
Reliance Power Ltd (RPL) will be offering its initial public offering this month and which will be the largest by any Indian company to date. The IPO was announced by Chairman, Mr Anil Ambani. The IPO will raise as much as Rs 11,500 crore of capital with the issue opening on January 15 and closes January 18. RPL is a subsidiary of Reliance Energy Ltd (REL) and owns 50 percent stake in the company. Part of the raised captial will be used to build six power projects across India.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna Advance

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna Advance
01/02/2008:
Sania Mirza and her mixed double partner Rohan Bopanna played a breathtaking game to beat Australia's Alicia Molik and Peter Luczak 6-2 4-6 13-11 (tie-break). Now the Indian team will face Czech Republic team. Sania had earlier defeated Alicia Molik, 6-2 2-6 6-4 in the singles match to give India 1-0 lead.

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Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna Advance

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna Advance
01/02/2008:
Sania Mirza and her mixed double partner Rohan Bopanna played a breathtaking game to beat Australia's Alicia Molik and Peter Luczak 6-2 4-6 13-11 (tie-break). Now the Indian team will face Czech Republic team. Sania had earlier defeated Alicia Molik, 6-2 2-6 6-4 in the singles match to give India 1-0 lead.

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Karishma Tanna On Cover Of Maxim

Karishma Tanna On Cover Of Maxim
Date: 01/02/2008:
Karishma Tanna , TV actress, will be featured on the next edition of Maxim India. Karishma has acted in TV series Kyunki, Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kkusum, and has acted in Bollywood movie Dosti Friends Forever with Akshay Kumar and Bobby Deol.

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