Thursday, February 25, 2010

Karthik Calling Karthik - Bollywood Movie Preview

What is it about: Karthik is an introvert with a miserable job, a bad boss and a colleague Shonali who is unaware that he loves her. One day, he gets a call from another Karthik, who becomes his mentor and tells him how to get what he wants. But will Karthik be able to cope with his new life?

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone,

Director: Vijay Lalwani

Genre: Thriller

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Swine flu hits 57 million Americans, kills 17,000

Washington : The deadly H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, may have affected more than 57 million Americans and killed as many as 17,000 of them, according to new official estimates.

Though 2,498 confirmed deaths linked to the H1N1 virus had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta as of January 30, the agency estimates that between 8,330 and 17,160 people actually have died from H1N1.

The overwhelming majority of the people who died - between 6,390 and 13,170 - were 18 to 64 years old, according to the CDC estimates released Friday. Between 880 and 1,810 children 17 years old and younger also died from this flu, it estimated.

In comparison, the CDC says that in a regular flu season, about 36,000 people in the United States die from seasonal flu, with 90 percent of the deaths usually occurring in people age 65 and older.

While the new figures show the H1N1 pandemic virus is still spreading, they also reflect a slowdown in the transmission of the illnesses since last October. The CDC had last estimated about 55 million Americans had been sickened, 246,000 were hospitalised and about 11,100 had died through mid-December.

While health officials have yet to declare the end of the influenza pandemic, a new round of widespread illness is increasingly unlikely now that a substantial portion of the American population has been either sickened by or vaccinated against the H1N1 pandemic virus. About 70 million people have been vaccinated.

In a separate weekly report of H1N1 influenza activity, the CDC said most influenza strains circulating as of Feb 6 are the H1N1 strain and not strains that cause seasonal influenza.

As of Feb 6, the majority of states reported "sporadic" transmission of the H1N1 virus, the CDC said. However, the CDC said doctor visits for influenza-like illnesses increased slightly over the previous week but "remain low overall."
News From: http://www.Time2timeNews.com

Shahrukh Khan’s MY NAME IS KHAN Controversy

Mumbai : According to a Reuters report, the Friday opening of Karan Johar's My Name is Khan forced movie theaters in Mumbai to be turned into \"fortresses,\" with thousands of police in riot gear outside theaters and plainclothesmen inside the halls. Reason for all that protection: flag-waving Hindu fanatics who now have star Shahrukh Khan (above) as their Enemy No. 1 after the actor remarked that no Pakistani cricketers had been picked for the Indian Premier League. The radical nationalist Hindu Shiv Sena party, which runs the Mumbai municipality, is a fierce opponent of Muslim Pakistan.

In My Name is Khan, which is being screened out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival, Khan plays an autistic Muslim who suffers discrimination in the United States after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It was ironic, Khan was quoted as saying, that \"a film made for peace 'has led to so much angst in my own house. My city. My country. Am I political or politically incorrect?'\"

Mumbai is home to the Bollywood film industry, and some political analysts have warned the Sena's radicalism may hurt Mumbai's image abroad. Others targeted by the party include industrialist billionaire Mukesh Ambani and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Here's an interesting piece on how My Name Is Khan may profit from the controversy.
News From: http://www.Time2timeNews.com

Japan worried that Toyota woes could hurt U.S. ties

As pressure intensifies for Toyota's chief to testify before Congress about the automaker's safety lapses, Japanese political leaders and experts worry that the problem — if handled poorly — could damage ties between the two nations.

There was an uneasy calm on Thursday when a Republican in the House of Representatives said he would support issuing a subpoena to compel Toyota President Akio Toyoda to appear before congressional committees later this month to examine the company's string of safety problems.

Toyota said Mr. Toyoda is expected to visit the U.S. in early March, but the company declined to confirm Japanese media reports that he would attend the Washington hearings. Toyota's North American head, Yoshimi Inaba, will appear before the committees, the company said.

Even before the world's biggest automaker announced its latest recall on Tuesday of nearly 440,000 Prius and other hybrids, bringing its global total to 8.5 million vehicles for faulty gas pedals and brakes, Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada expressed concern about that the problem could become a political headache.

Further underscoring Toyota's woes, the automaker said on Friday it is recalling about 8,000 Tacoma pickup trucks from the 2010 model year to fix a problem with the front propeller shaft that could cause the vehicle to lose control.

"I'm worried," Okada said last Friday. "It's not just the problem of one company but a diplomatic issue," noting that the fiasco comes at a particularly difficult time for the automobile industry, including General Motors Corp.'s bankruptcy filing.
News From: http://www.Time2timeNews.com

9 killed, 40 injured in Pune bomb blast

Mumbai : In a major terror strike after the November 26, 2008 carnage in Mumbai, nine persons including four foreigners, all women, were killed and over 40 injured in a bomb blast which ravaged the famous German Bakery on North Main Avenue in Pune\'s Koregaon Park near the Osho Ashram around 7.30 pm on Saturday. Unofficial figures put the number of injured at 50.

Initially the police said it was a gas cylinder blast, but the explosion is now suspected to be an improvised explosive device (IED) using an ammonium nitrate fuel oil mix, with RDX as a booster, police sources said. About 7 kg explosives may have been used. The bodies were charred beyond recognition. Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said preliminary reports indicated that it was a bomb blast.

An eyewitness who was travelling in an autorickshaw said he heard a loud explosion and blacked out. Another eyewitness said bodies were scattered and more than 10 were seen at the site. Four shops were damaged near the bakery, which has been there for 22 years.

The bag containing the bomb was said to be under a table, according to one account, and a waiter is said to have tried to open it. This caused the explosion which devastated the bakery, located near the Jewish Chabad House. A customer said he heard the blast, but escaped unhurt. There were bodies lying all around, he said.

Sources said the bakery was close to a hotel where Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley had stayed while visiting Osho Ashram. However, Headley did not recce this bakery.

Soon after the blast, an unidentified bag was found in an autorickshaw. It contained 7 kg of explosives.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has also reached Pune, apart from forensic experts. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will reach there by Sunday.

The blast has sent shockwaves in Pune, prompting a high alert in Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra. The police have been asked to look out for unattended baggage.

Joint Commissioner of Police Rajendra Sonawane said that prima facie it looked like a bomb blast.

Congress city president Abhay Chhajed confirmed the number of deaths. \"I myself have seen six bodies at the Sassoon Hospital. There are more at other hospitals.\" He said the injured had been taken to Ruby Hall, Jehangir, Budhrani and Sassoon hospitals in the city.

The bakery is a popular spot with foreign tourists. Six or eight of the injured are said to be foreign nationals.

Mr. Chavan has announced ex gratia payment of Rs. 1 lakh to each of the families of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 for the injured.

Security for the Indian and South African cricket teams has been tightened. The second test match is beginning in Kolkata on Sunday.

Pune MP Suresh Kalmadi said: \"I appeal to the people of Pune to be calm. Minister of State for Home Ramesh Bagwe, who is at the site, has confirmed to me that it was bomb blast. Further details are awaited.\"

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and other leaders have appealed for calm after the incident.
News From: http://www.Time2timeNews.com

No pre-conditions for talks, says Pak

Islamabad : Pakistan on Thursday said there are no pre-conditions on either side for the proposed Foreign Secretary-level talks, indicating its readiness for parleys with India later this month.

"Let's not get into specifics. At this stage it is important to remember that there are no pre-conditions on either side," Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit told reporters.

He was asked whether there has been a climb-down since Pakistan has been insisting that nothing short of a composite dialogue will be accepted.

India has proposed talks between Foreign Secretaries Nirupama Rao and Salman Bashir to be held on either February 18 or 25.

"We are yet to respond to India's suggestion but whenever the meeting takes place, we have to discuss all issues that are of importance to us. We strongly believe that with pre-conditions, we can't have a dialogue," Mr. Basit said.

Mr. Basit's remarks came hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani accused India of trying to sidestep Kashmir issue, saying "in fact, they (India) do not want to talk about Kashmir."
News From: http://www.Time2timeNews.com

Three dead in university campus shooting, professor arrested

HUNTSVILLE : A tenure issue may have been the topic in a University of Alabama faculty meeting where three biology professors were gunned down.

A biology professor at the Huntsville campus is accused of the shooting yesterday which also left three people wounded.

Amy Bishop was taken in handcuffs to the county jail and could be heard saying, \"It didn\'t happen.\"

A husband of one of the professors killed says he was told his wife was at a meeting to discuss the tenure status of another faculty member who got angry and started shooting.

He says his wife had mentioned Bishop before and described her as \"not being able to deal with reality.\"

One student describes Bishop as \"very weird.\"

Another says she signed a petition complaining about Bishop\'s teaching style.

Bishop joined the U-A-H biology faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2003.
News From: http://www.Time2timeNews.com

Indian mobile service providers invigorating Valentine\'s Day

Whatever may be the diatribes and also physical assaults (to some extent) of Hindu right-wing conservatives and self-claimed custodians of Hindu society against Valentine's Day, the saga has got deep-rooted in the Indian scenario already. The fervor has already started gearing up and various organizations like Archies are leaving no stone unturned to make it a grand success in this year. This has been joined by the offers from an assortment of mobile providers; all have got busy in announcing special schemes, recharge packs on this occasion.

What are those in the realm of India? Let's begin with the initiatives from Uninor, the brand name of Unitech Wireless. What is Unitech Wireless then? It happens to be the joint venture company of India's second largest diversified real estate major Unitech Ltd. and the world's 6th largest mobile services provider Telenor Group of Norway. The company has brought to the fore

'Uninor 143 Pack' for its Andhra Pradesh subscribers. The specialty is that the pack consists of two SIM cards with 2000 minutes of free talk time between two cards with Rs.30 talk time in both cards. There is the availability of lifetime validity as well.

How can a premier mobile services provider like Airtel lag behind? It can't be in any way and hence there is Unlimited Sunday offer. This is an exclusive offer for Airtel Fixed Line customers and as a result they can talk unlimited for February 7, February 14 and February 21.This offer is for Airtel Fixed Line users, make a note of this from the very beginning.

There is also the Valentine's Day offer for BlackBerry subscribers from Airtel and thanks to this,

BlackBerry users can opt for Unlimited Chat and Email service over BlackBerry phones at just Rs.99 per month in "BlackBerry Personal Mail" offer. This promotional offer is valid for 6 months, after 6 months it will cost Rs.299 per month.

BSNL has also announced 20 percent Extra Talk Time on Recharges from Rs.100 to Rs.5500.
News From: http://www.Time2timeNews.com

Office Professional 2007

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Windows 7 Ultimate 32-64 bit

windows 7 ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of windows 7. it combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of home premium and the business capabilities of professional, including the ability to run many windows xp productivity programs in windows xp mode. for added security, you can encrypt your data with bitlocker and bitlocker to go. and for extra flexibility, you can work in any of 35 languages. get it all with windows 7 ultimate.

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jump lists open files you use regularly in just two clicks with jump lists on the improved taskbar.

snap windows 7 has simple new ways to manage open windows. for example, with snap you can arrange two windows side-by-side just by dragging them to opposite sides of your screen.

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internet explorer 8 visual search helps you quickly find the information you want by adding visual cues and previews to search results from top search providers including live search, wikipedia, yahoo, amazon, and others.

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windows live photo gallery windows live photo gallery makes share your photos to your favorite photo site easy.

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windows live family safety keep your child safe by managing what sites they can visit and who they can send/receive emails and im communications from.

note: windows live components need to be downloaded separately.

setting up wireless connections is easier with consistent, one-click connections to available networks. click to enlarge.

enjoy the photos, music, and videos on your home pc when you're away from home with remote media streaming. click to enlarge.

windows touch makes pcs with touch screens easier and more intuitive to use. click to enlarge.

manage backup and restore and other features through action center. click to enlarge.

search, organize, and edit files across a network in the same way you would a single folder.click to enlarge.

 

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resume from sleep we designed windows 7 to help pcs sleep and resume from sleep more quickly by improving the way windows 7 manages drivers, programs, and power.

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media on your terms

windows media center turn your pc into a tv with windows media center.

windows media center watch shows for free when and where you want with internet tv.

directx 11 directx 11 technology delivers breathtaking game graphics so real, it's unreal.

new ways to engage

windows touch windows touch makes pcs with touch screens easier and more intuitive to use.

media on your terms

windows media player more and more consumer electronics, from tvs to digital photo frames, can be connected to home networks. with play to in windows 7, you'll be able to easily send music, photos, videos from your pc to a networked device throughout your home.

you can enjoy the photos, music, and videos on your home pc when you're away from home with remote media streaming.

work anywhere

location aware printing windows 7 will automatically pick the right printer for you when you move from home to work networks.

 

work anywhere with less effort.

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    advanced backup and restore makes it easier to keep your work safely backed up to external or network drives and accessible if you need it. file encryption helps keep proprietary and confidential information on a pc secure if it is lost or stolen. preserve your investment in programs designed for windows xp with windows xp mode. windows internet explorer 8 helps keep your pc safer from malware and you safer from fraudulent websites designed to fool you into divulging private information. easily add your pc to a secured, managed, network with domain join capabilities. group policy controls help administrators more easily and effectively manage the security and configuration of multiple pcs.

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microsoft windows 7 ultimate
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32-64 bit

windows 7 ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of windows 7. it combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of home premium and the business capabilities of professional, including the ability to run many windows xp productivity programs in windows xp mode. for added security, you can encrypt your data with bitlocker and bitlocker to go. and for extra flexibility, you can work in any of 35 languages. get it all with windows 7 ultimate.

more work, more play, and more of everything in between. click to enlarge.

designed for people who want it all

easiest windows to use ever  

    simplify your pc with new navigation features like aero shake, jump lists, and snap. customize windows to look and feel the way you like by changing themes and taskbar programs. easy to network (with or without a server). back up your complete system over a network. help protect data on your pc or portable storage device against loss or theft with bitlocker.

faster and more flexible  

    designed to make your pc sleep and resume quicker. takes full advantage of 64-bit pc hardware and memory. windows xp mode gives you the business flexibility you need. switch between any of 35 languages.

manage lots of open programs, documents, and browser windows easily with thumbnail and full-screen previews of open windows. click to enlarge.
 

with snap you can arrange two windows side-by-side just by dragging them to opposite sides of your screen. click to enlarge.

open files you use regularly in just two clicks with jump lists on the improved taskbar.

best pc entertainment experience  

watch, pause, rewind, and record tv with windows media center. blu-ray read/write support for data files. includes integrated video and dolby audio codecs.

simplifies everyday tasks

simple to use

preview manage lots of open programs, documents, and browser windows easily with thumbnail and full-screen previews of open windows.

pin open files and get around your pc faster with the improved taskbar. you can easily pin programs you use often to the taskbar and launch them in just one click.

windows 7 lets you peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop. click to enlarge.

instantly locate and open virtually any file on your pc right from the start menu with windows search. click to enlarge.

turn your pc into a tv with windows media center, and enjoy your favorite videos and music with windows media player. click to enlarge.

jump lists open files you use regularly in just two clicks with jump lists on the improved taskbar.

snap windows 7 has simple new ways to manage open windows. for example, with snap you can arrange two windows side-by-side just by dragging them to opposite sides of your screen.

peek and shake windows 7 lets you peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop.

windows search instantly locate and open virtually any file on your pc, from documents to emails to songs, right from the start menu, with windows search.

easy to connect

wireless setup with windows 7, setting up wireless connections is easier with consistent, one-click connections to available networks, whether those networks are based on wi-fi, mobile broadband, dial-up, or corporate vpn.

homegroup connect windows 7 pcs on a home network in just four clicks and easily get to the photos, music, and files on each one--even share printers--with homegroup.

easy to browse the web

internet explorer 8 visual search helps you quickly find the information you want by adding visual cues and previews to search results from top search providers including live search, wikipedia, yahoo, amazon, and others.

internet explorer 8 use web slices to conveniently keep up with changes on frequently updated websites, like ebay auctions or traffic sites, directly from the ie8 toolbar.

easy to communicate and share

windows live photo gallery windows live photo gallery makes share your photos to your favorite photo site easy.

windows live mail windows live mail makes managing multiple email accounts easy.

windows live family safety keep your child safe by managing what sites they can visit and who they can send/receive emails and im communications from.

note: windows live components need to be downloaded separately.

setting up wireless connections is easier with consistent, one-click connections to available networks. click to enlarge.

enjoy the photos, music, and videos on your home pc when you're away from home with remote media streaming. click to enlarge.

windows touch makes pcs with touch screens easier and more intuitive to use. click to enlarge.

manage backup and restore and other features through action center. click to enlarge.

search, organize, and edit files across a network in the same way you would a single folder.click to enlarge.

 

works the way you want

faster and more reliable

resume from sleep we designed windows 7 to help pcs sleep and resume from sleep more quickly by improving the way windows 7 manages drivers, programs, and power.

faster and more reliable we reduced the amount of memory your pc needs for open windows and to execute commands to help it be more responsive to commands.

fewer clicks and less interruptions  

makes new things possible

media on your terms

windows media center turn your pc into a tv with windows media center.

windows media center watch shows for free when and where you want with internet tv.

directx 11 directx 11 technology delivers breathtaking game graphics so real, it's unreal.

new ways to engage

windows touch windows touch makes pcs with touch screens easier and more intuitive to use.

media on your terms

windows media player more and more consumer electronics, from tvs to digital photo frames, can be connected to home networks. with play to in windows 7, you'll be able to easily send music, photos, videos from your pc to a networked device throughout your home.

you can enjoy the photos, music, and videos on your home pc when you're away from home with remote media streaming.

work anywhere

location aware printing windows 7 will automatically pick the right printer for you when you move from home to work networks.

 

work anywhere with less effort.

    get connected in three clicks wherever there's a wireless network connection. keep documents on your pc and on network servers in sync automatically. your pc will automatically use the printer you prefer for whatever network you're on. simplify making presentations special settings that keep your pc from sleeping and turn off messages, notifications, and screen savers. instantly locate virtually any file, email, or document on your pc just by typing a word or two. get around your pc faster with the improved taskbar. open programs you use regularly in one click and files you use regularly in just two. manage lots of open programs, documents, and browser windows easily with thumbnail and full-screen previews of open windows. manage multiple email accounts, including hotmail, gmail, aol, and yahoo! mail plus, all in one place with one simple program. get to the files, photos, and music on any pc with windows 7 in the house from any other. print to any printer in the house from any pc with windows 7 in the house.

 

safeguard your hard work.

    advanced backup and restore makes it easier to keep your work safely backed up to external or network drives and accessible if you need it. file encryption helps keep proprietary and confidential information on a pc secure if it is lost or stolen. preserve your investment in programs designed for windows xp with windows xp mode. windows internet explorer 8 helps keep your pc safer from malware and you safer from fraudulent websites designed to fool you into divulging private information. easily add your pc to a secured, managed, network with domain join capabilities. group policy controls help administrators more easily and effectively manage the security and configuration of multiple pcs.

microsoft windows 7 ultimate

microsoft windows 7 ultimate
available languages versions:

latform:   windows 7
list price:$339.99
price:$99.95 details
you save:$300.04

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