Oct 5, 2008

Aryans-InfoWay-com Technopark Closed after Cheating

Just saw a news in Asianet about AryansInfoway. This scam was predicted last year. Students were given campus placement from Bangalore, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and other remote locations offered 10k salary against 1 lakh bond for 3 years..


As the above new shows, a case has been registered against AryansInfoway at Thampanoor police Station in Trivandrum. Complaint also filed at Technopark.
These type of problems happen because no one cannot do anything against firms like these since the employees of the companies oppose this.

Sep 5, 2008

UST Global Postpones Date of Joining :(

2007 batch of students are being asked to wait till January 2009... ( due to space constraints?)
1000s of graduates :(
This is regarding the Training letter and the e-mail on the training schedule dated 14th November 2007. We would like to inform you that the scheduled training program has been postponed, due to business reasons.

The revised date for the training will be communicated to you in January 2009.

For any further clarifications, please e-mail at campus.relations@ust-global.com or call us at 0471-4042200

Note: Help Desk is available from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, on week days.

Regards,
Manager -HR


The media releases are quite different though...

UST Global to go in for more buys

Sanjeev Ramachandran / Chennai/ Thiruvananthapuram August 29, 2008, 2:11 IST
Company to finalise a few deals in the next 90 days.

UST Global, an IT services and solutions provider for the Global 2000 market, has zeroed in on a handful of technology players for acquisitions this year.
According to Sajan Pillai, CEO, UST Global, “We have zeroed in on certain companies, and will finalise a few deals in the next 90 days. The new acquisitions are in a bid to expand UST Global’s portfolio and achieve its billion-dollar revenue target.”
He added that a few of the targeted companies would be Indian players and foreign firms with an Indian presence. The company currently has registered $250 million in terms of revenue.
Not revealing the names of the target companies lined up for acquisition, Pillai said, “ERP and business intelligence being our key strengths, we would be acquiring companies that suit our portfolio.”
The company, which has established its presence in the North American, European, Australian and the Asia Pacific regions, currently services as many as 14 new Fortune 500 companies. The number will be doubled by next month.
Besides the acquisitions, UST Global is looking at getting itself listed, most probably on an American bourse.
“Our stock market listing would happen by the first quarter of 2010. Though we are not ruling out an Indian listing, a US listing is in our minds at the moment,” he added.
The company this June had also rolled out an employee stock option plan for its professionals, Pillai said.
Pointing out that this initiative was one of the most broadly based ESOP programmes in the industry and perhaps the first among companies based out of Technopark, Pillai said over 60 per cent of the employees would be eligible for ESOPs.
On the recessionist trend that has engulfed the American scene, Pillai said UST Global hadn’t had much of an impact as only around 30 per cent of its customer companies had been impacted. The remaining 70 per cent among its clientele, who operate out of Europe and Asia Pacific, are still intact and unaffected.

“Significantly, we are still hiring employees at the rate of 140 professionals every month. This means, we did not cut down on workforce even in these troubled times,” he said. UST Global is among the largest IT services companies in Kerala.

The company has also lined up its foray into Latin America and has finalised plans for expansion of its Malaysian operations and setting up of a campus in Thiruvananthapuram during the year.

“We have chosen San Diego in Chile for our Latin American plans and will start operations soon. The company will begin work on expanding operations at its Malaysian centre by the first quarter of 2009,” he added.

UST Global, meanwhile, is readying the first phase of its campus close to Technopark. “The campus would see an investment of $50 million in the first phase and add close to 5,000 professionals to the company’s employee list,” he said.
US Technology is now UST Global.
UST-Global (www.ust-global.com )is a SEI-CMMi and PCMM Level 5 company.also it follows Six Sigma practices in developing customer-facing processes. UST strictly follows the security standards laid out by BS 7799, ISO 17799 & ISO 27001

Look at an old press release from technopark newsletter..

Sep 1, 2008

Total 4U Sabarinath JR www-totalcity-in Arrested

Is Total Group Sabarinath guilty? If you think Sabarinath is guilty SMS Sabari to 5050 is what the channels in Kerala are airing now.

Total 4U is a group of companies which include
  • Consumer Credits & Hire Purchase Limited
  • Total Asset Management
  • Nest Investment Solutions
  • Total Builders
  • ToT Music


According to the website TotalCity.in the project is not a Farm House but Media says its a farm house. Is Sabarinath JR who is 20 year old is said to be the owner of these luxurios cars and assets ???


INest Investment Solution is located just opposite to Secretariate. The police arrested him when a cheating case was registered by a depositor.



Total4U: Sabari’s close aid Hemalata arrested from Karamana. Hemalatha's daughter, who is an air hostess with Air India, is also on the run. Chandramathy, a senior official of the state-owned SIDCO, is absconding.

Jakes Bejoy's ‘Born In Kerala’ was released by TOT Music, on August 23. Sabarinath JR is the producer. Don't know what will happen to the Album...

Aug 28, 2008

Onam Greetings-Special Trains-Holidays-SMS-Sadya-Movies-TV

After events Beijing Olympics 2008 at China ,"Ashtami Rohini", "Srikrishna Jayanti", iPhone 3G India Release and Sister Abhaya case, the mega event Onam-2008 is here finally!. Jammu-kashmir hostage crisis, Orissa communal clash, WestBengal Singur issue and Bihar floods are behind.

Kerala Government Onam Holidays on September 2008
Thursday:September 11 2008: First Onam Public Holiday @Kerala, Bank Holiday
Friday:September 12 2008: Onam office holiday, Bank Holiday
Saturday:September 13 2008: Third Onam Public Holiday Kerala
Sunday:Septembr 14 2008: 4th Onam , SN Guru samadhi Public Holiday Kerala

Please stay away from banks/government offices in Kerala from 10th to 14th of September. Government officials are now waiting for festival advance. 10 days of holiday for schools and colleges.

Wherever you go there is a Malayali (Mallu ) and wherever he lives there is Onam,onam celebrations. Onam is harvest festival, memories of peace and prosperity in the past, return of great asura king Mahabali aka Maveli. It is the time when Kerala is "calling you" to visit Kerala-The Gods Own country. Onam celebrated outside Kerala is exciting too.

Onam 2008 Hacks-How to prepare for upcoming Onam at September 2008.
August 24-Book Railways tickets for Onam holidays.-ONAM 2008 SPECIAL TRAINS of Southern Railways Advanced Booking starts .
August 29- Day for applying leaves needed if any.
August 30-31 - Get Pokkalam Designs
onam-2006

Designs from Pookalam Competition at Technopark held on Onam 2006.

September - Pokkalam Contests.
September 2 - Atham is 10 days before Thiruonam.Pookkalam (floral decoration using flowers) also known as Pookalam/Athapookkalam starts.
September 9-Onam Celebration at Company.
September 11- First Onam (Onnam Onam)
September 12- Thiru Onam. Thiruonam is the most important day of festival.
September 13- Third Onam (Moonam Onam)
Happy-Onam-Pookkalam 2008
e-Onam.
Pookkalam, Onasadya, Payasam , Onakkodi and Onam holidays, Oonjalattom, Thumbithullal, Thiruvathirakali, Kaikottikali,Karadikali, Pulikali
Onam Celebration as Tourism Week in Kerala.
Poovili is extinct now.

Onam-SMS, Onam E-greetings, comedy shows, tv-shows, parody songs, Onam special movies, onam offers/exchange schemes/discounts and other irrestible offers. One of the interesting offers is from www.gkvale.com, You can send Personalised Onam Postal Greeting Cards to your near & dear ones for Rs. 20 !

Onam at Theatres
No movies of Mammootty or Mohanlal first time in history!.
Mohanlal's Kurukshetra and Mammootty's Maya Bazaar won't be in for Onam. Amma movie Twenty-Twenty.Low budget movie Gulmohar. Thalappavu and Thirakkatha, both featuring Prithviraj...

Onam @ FM Radio Stations.
This is first Onam after private FM Radios are launched.

Onam in Gulf
Abu Dabi/Bahrain/Newyork/London/Germany/Malaysian Malayalee Network.

Onam Weather Report
to be updated!!!. Bookmark this page.

Wish you a Happy Onam.

Jul 13, 2008

Engg. College ranking at CEE-Kerala-gov-in

The last rank details of on going Admission to Professional Engineering Degree Courses in Kerala- 2008 is here. This help us to find .
  • Demand for top courses/colleges for B.Tech in Kerala.
  • Possibility of getting a seat for B.Tech in Kerala at the college/course for a rank.
  • Ability of students in scoring marks/getting supllies..at a college.
  • Pvt. Self financing colleges that may not be able to fill seats... etc.
  • Trendwatching...


Engineering Allotment Kerala
Some of the trends are
> Electronics and Communication(EC) is preferred over Computer Science(CS) by majority.
CET Tvm,CS last rank is 321 for EC it is 105.(Govt. college)
MoDeL Engg. CS last rank is 943 for EC it is 632(Govt.Self Financing. college)
Federal Institute of Science & Tech CS Last rank is 6440 SCMS EC last rank 3994 (Private Self Financing college)

> Govt. Self financing colleges are preferred for Course/Location to a Govt. College.

>Private Colleges are still far away in attracting high ranks due to the heavy fees they are charinging this year...10 christian colleges are enrolling students separately.

If we eliminate the reservation quotas and only consider the State Merit, the top demanded colleges are as follows.


Electronics Communication last ranks in Government Colleges of Kerala
LastRank(StateMerit)
College of Engineering,Thiruvananthapuram TVE 105
TKM College of Engineering, Kollam 442
Government Engineering College,Thrissur TCR 696
MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam MAC 753
Government Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Tech., Kottayam KTE 1123
Government Engineering College, Barton Hills, TVM TRV 1185
NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad NSS 1642
Engineering College, Idukki IDK 2472
Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad PKD 2632
Government College of Engineering, Kannur KNR 2702
Government Engineering College, Mananthody, Wayanad WYD Nil

Electronics Communication last ranks in top 10 Government Self Financing Colleges of Kerala
LastRank(StateMerit)
MDL-632 Model Engineering College, Thrikkakkara, Ernakulam.
SCT-1573 SCT College of Engineering, Pappanamcode, TVM
CHN-1908 College of Engineering, Chengannur, Alappuzha
UCK-2886 University College of Engineering, Kariavattom, TVM
LBT-3030 LBS Institute of Tech. for Women, Poojapura, TVM
UCE-3117 University College of Engineering,Thodupuzha
ADR-3258 College of Engineering, Adoor
KGR-3430 College of Engineering, Kidangoor
CEA-4120 College of Engineering, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram.
MNR-4222 College of Engineering, Munnar, Idukki.

Electronics Communication last ranks in top 10 Private Self Financing Colleges of Kerala
LastRank(StateMerit)
SCM- 3994 SCMS School of Engg. Tech., Ernakulam
FIT- 4075 Federal Institute of Science & Tech., Mookkannoor, Angamaly, EKM
ASI- 5420 Adi Sankara Institute of Engg. & Tech., Kalady, Ernakulam.
MCT- 5533 Mohandas College of Engg. & Tech., Nedumangad, TVM
MGP- 5617 Saintgits College of Engineering, Pathamuttom, Kottayam
VAS- 6148 Vidya Academy of Science & Technology, Thrissur
MES- 6617 MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram.
TOC- 6955 Toc H Institute of Science & Tech., Mulamthurutthy, EKM
PAA- 8208 P A Aziz College of Engineering & Technology, Karakulam, Thiruvananthapuram
SBC- 8606 Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Nooranadu, Alappuzha.
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Computer Science last ranks in Government Colleges of Kerala
LastRank(StateMerit)
College of Engineering,Thiruvananthapuram TVE - 321
TKM College of Engineering, Kollam -873
MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam -1537
Government Engineering College,Thrissur -1653
Government Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Tech., Kottayam -2368
NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad -2583
Government College of Engineering, Kannur -3201
Engineering College, Idukki -3368
Government Engineering College, Mananthody, Wayanad -3541
Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad -4191

Computer Science last ranks among top 10 Government Self Financing Colleges of Kerala
LastRank(StateMerit)
Model Engineering College, Thrikkakkara, Ernakulam. MDL-943
SCT College of Engineering, Pappanamcode, TVM SCT-2217
College of Engineering, Chengannur, Alappuzha. CHN-3011
University College of Engineering, Kariavattom, TVM UCK-3864
LBS Institute of Tech. for Women, Poojapura, TVM LBT-4038
College of Engineering, Adoor ADR-4112
University College of Engineering,Thodupuzha UCE-4329
College of Engineering, Kidangoor KGR-5029
College of Engineering, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram CEA-5400


Computer Science last ranks among top 10 Private Self Financing College of Kerala
LastRank(StateMerit)
FIT - 6440 Federal Institute of Science & Tech., Mookkannoor, Angamaly, EKM
SCM - 6678 SCMS School of Engg. & Tech., Ernakulam
ASI - 7335 Adi Sankara Institute of Engg. & Tech., Kalady, Ernakulam.
MCT - 7345 Mohandas College of Engg. & Tech., Nedumangad, TVM
MGP - 8140 Saintgits College of Engineering, Pathamuttom, Kottayam
TOC - 8372 Toc H Institute of Science & Tech., Mulamthurutthy, EKM
MES - 8826 MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram
VAS - 9168 Vidya Academy of Science & Technology, Thrissur

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Mechanical Engineering last ranks in Government Colleges of Kerala
LastRank(StateMerit)
College of Engineering,Thiruvananthapuram TVE 547
TKM College of Engineering, Kollam 1127
Government Engineering College,Thrissur TCR 1680
MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam MAC 1884
Government College of Engineering, Kannur KNR 2688
Government Engineering College, Barton Hills, TVM TRV 2692
Government Engineering College, Kozhikkode 2699
NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad NSS 2735
Government Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Tech., Kottayam KTE 2737

This complete data for 2008 admissions to B.Tech courses in Kerala can be accessed at
http://www.cee.kerala.gov.in/(Centralized Seat Allotment Process. govt. website). This list is not final and some Christian Colleges are not participating in this process.

May 29, 2008

::Fair value of land in Kerala by Registration Dept.::.

Kerala Government Websites to check fair-value-of-land-in-kerala

http://www.kerala.nic.in/regweb/newfairvalue.aspx (more stable)

http://igr.kerala.gov.in/fairvaluesearch.aspx (Kerala Gazette Notification)

The fair price is not final since this is only a draft, which need your feedback. Kerala might be the first state to do this in India.

Example image showing "Residential Plot" near NH at pattom can be Rs.12,50,000/cent

The land types in Kerala according to the database are.

  • Commercially important Plot
  • Residential Plot with NH.PWD road access
  • Residential Plot with Corp.Mun.Panch. road aceess
  • Residential Plot with private road access
  • Residential Plot without vehicular access
  • Garden Land with road access
  • Garden Land without road access
  • Coastal belt
  • Water logged land
  • Rocky land
  • Waste land
  • Wet land
  • Hill Tract with road access
  • Hill Tract without road access
  • Government Property

To curb stamp duty evasion during land sales in Kerala, Kerala Government on 5th May 2008 notified draft of 'fair prices' for lands in Kerala.


Two months would be given for the public to give their views and the final notification would be issued by July 05, 2008. The draft copy which was available in all village offices is online now.

Kerala Goernment press release says
"The stamp duty also would come down after fixation of fair prices for lands. It would also put an end to the practice of showing 'lower price' for land during registration."
The fair value of each district in Kerala- Trivandrum , Kollam,Pathanmthita ,Alleppey, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam , Trichur , Palakkad, Malappuram ,Kozhikode , Wayanad,Kannur ,Kasargod can be checked.

On selecting Trivandrum it shows Andurkonam ,Attipra,Cheruvaykal,Ayirurpara , Kadakampally,Kadinamkulam,Kalliyur,Kazhakuttam, Keezhethonnakkal, Kavadiyar,Kudappanakkunnu, Manacadu,Melthonnakkal, Muttathara, Nemam, Pallippuram, Pangappara, Pattom, Perurkada, Petta, Sasthamangalam, Thirumala, Thiruvallam, Thaikkad, Uliyazhthara, Ullur, Vanchiyur, Vattiyurkavu , Veyilur, Venganur, Menumkulam and so on.

Apr 27, 2008

AIEE Key 2008 All India Engineering Exam Key Online

SOLUTION & ANSWER Key FOR AIEEE-2008



Download AIEEE Key for [PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY & MATHEMATICS]

The solution availabe at time4education is unavailabe since the site is down due to heavy traffic. Please find a copy of the all india key here. Courtsey to Time Coaching Centre.

iplttwenty.com/aieee-2008

UPDATE: FIIT-JEE key and solution http://www.fiitjee.com/test/aieee08.pdf



Send this update to your best friend...

Apr 18, 2008

www-iplt20-com Official Site of Indian Premier League

Some days back in a Mumbai hotel, 76 of the world's best cricketers were auctioned off to eight Indian franchises. Reality show in cricket is here...

Since Global news agencies are boycotting IPL due to restrictions, its the bloggers who should guide.....

Below are Top Twenty requests for IPL T20 on Apr 18, 2008 @goog -

1.ipl score - Live scores available at iplt20.com

2.iplt20- iplt20.com is the official site.

3.ipl match-current match Kolkata Knight Riders ( Shahrukh Khan) vs. Bangalore Royal Challengers (UB Group)

4.set max :- Cricket match is live only on Sony Set Max tv channel...got television rights ten years at a cost of US$1.026 billion

5.ipl live :-live online at ipl20.com or on tv at set max.

6.www.iplt20.com :- official site for IPL matches.

7.sony max :- read set max

8.iplt20.com :- home page of DLF IPL league matches.

9.ipl scorecard :- available at ipl20.com

10.ipl cricket :-Indian Premier League ( "DLF Indian Premier League"), is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The first edition of the Indian Premier League starts on 18 April 2008.

11.indian premier league
12.ipl website is iplt20.com
13.dlf ipl : DLF is a sponsor.
14.ipl official site is iplt20.com
15.ipl.com is fake domain ?
16.www.ipl.com is another fake domain ?
17.indianfantasyleague - is a technique by cric info
18.ipl 20-is the cricket match
19.knight riders - a team sponsored by sharukh and juhi. The other teams are

  • Bangalore Royal Challengers
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Delhi DareDevils
  • Deccan Chargers
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Rajasthan Royals

20.ipl india - twenty twenty. In 20-20 format bth teams have a single innings and bat for a maximum of 20 overs.A Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours, with each innings lasting around 75 minutes

You can watch IPL matches online at the official website, the quality is superb. See some online photos from the Chennai vs Punjab match...


Hope this helps... If you have any links related to this please post as comment...

UPDATE: fixed malformed page

Apr 15, 2008

Infosys results 2007/08 net profit 46.6bln rupees

Infy results for the Quarter ended March 31, 2008 below expectations

The Company has posted a net profit after tax & exceptional items of Rs 11820 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 as compared to Rs 11240 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. Total Income has increased from Rs 36750 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 to Rs 43680 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.

Infosys results for the Year ended March 31, 2008 in line.

The Company has posted a net profit after tax & exceptional items of Rs 44700 million for the year ended March 31, 2008 as compared to Rs 37830 million for the year ended March 31, 2007. Total Income has increased from Rs 135240 million for the year ended March 31, 2007 to Rs 163310 million for the year ended March 31, 2008.

source:reuters global estimates..., bse
Also
Infosys board recommended a final dividend of Rs 7.25 per share (145% on an equity share par value Rs 5/-) and a special dividend of Rs 20/- per share (400% on an equity share par value Rs 5/-).

UPDATE:

Wipro Q4 net up, but slowest growth in 5 years

BANGALORE (Reuters) - Wipro Ltd, India's third-largest software services exporter, posted its slowest quarterly earnings growth in about 5 years, and said it was cautious about its near-term prospects because of global market uncertainty.

Apr 14, 2008

Fetch email ids from Orkut Mobile Version m.orkut.com

UPDATE 1: Google has fixed this. Email ids are hidden now...

m.orkut.com , the mobile version of Orkut displays email id of all your friends in your orkut profile (and vice versa) . Initially I thought this was a security vulnerability, and orkut help says.

"Can I hide my primary email address on orkut from my friends?
Once you add another orkut user to your friends list, it's not possible to prevent them from seeing your primary email address"



Friends according to google include
  • Scrappers
  • acquaintances
  • best friends
  • family
  • friends
  • good friends
  • haven't met
  • school
  • work
This helps if we want to contact someone via email, since most of the profiles just display Basic Information, relationship status,city, country, occupation in the ordinary browser version...Also, orkut is blocked in majority of Indian IT companies so they are not accessing orkut anymore....

This is very useful but very harmful...Suggest orkut to make primary id private here...
Update: Google posted about this feature just now...

Apr 12, 2008

Innathe Chinthavishayam:Unbelievable Flop ???

UPDATE: The below news is incorrect, Malayalampadam.com is live, it was the movie that got removed from megaupload.
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UPDATE: Police pull down Malayalampadam.com for showing "Kathaparayumbol".


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A post in a high traffic mallu forum says..
Unbelievable Flop...!!!Chinthavishayam Sathyane Chathichu...
Innathe Chinthavishayam...Lal Flop Again Continues...
Innathe Chinthavishayam sathyane Chathichu....
superhit director sathyante chinthavishayam Lalinte mattoru flop aayi maarunnu.Its unbelievable...!!!
After Interval BOARING VIEWERS WENT OUT FROM THE THEATRE.
WHAT A SHOCKING NEWS...
There are similar rumours, indecent comments about actress Shobhana etc at this site where malayalam movie torrents are released for download first. So today I did a whois lookup to find the owners of the domain and it says...

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc.
Domain Name: MALAYALAMPADAM.COM
Created on: 27-Sep-01
Expires on: 27-Sep-08
Last Updated on: 30-Oct-07
Anaswara
none Hamilta buza Nova, JAMMU KASHMIR 426423 .

This might mean that the revenue generated from ads shown in that mallu site spreading rumours/debates/movie downloads are credited to someone in Jammu Kashmir...What an idea


You are invited to view photos of Innathe Chinthavishayam
Innathe Chinthavishayam
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Apr 12, 2008

Innathe Chinthavishayam. ICV. Pics Mohanlal , Meera Jasmine, Sukanya Photos


I think Innathe Chinthavishayam will perform like Rasathanthram...

Update on Mammotty's Annanthampi:Mammmootty's Vishu film Annan Thambi which was due for release on April 14 on 'Vishu' day has been shifted to on April 17 as post production work is yet to be completed says sify.com

Apr 10, 2008

27 pct reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes

Summary of Judgement :These Writ Petitions are disposed off in light of the above findings, and the "Other Backward Classes" defined in Section 2(g) of Act 5 of 2007 is to be read as "Socially and Educationally Backward Classes" other than Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, determined as 'Other Backward Classes' by the Central Government and if such determination is with reference to caste, it shall exclude "Creamy Layer" from among such caste. In Contempt Petition (Civil) No. 112/2007 in Writ Petition (C) No.265/2006, no orders are required. It is dismissed.



CASE NO.:Writ Petition (civil) 265 of 2006
PETITIONER:ASHOKA KUMAR THAKUR
RESPONDENT:UNION OF INDIA & ORS
DATE OF JUDGMENT: 10/04/2008

Apr 3, 2008

Exchange Damaged Currency and Make Money @rbi.org.in

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA (NOTE REFUND) RULES, 1975 (amended up to 1980) deals with Re-issuable Notes, Soiled Notes, Imperfect Notes, Mutilated Notes



There are various rules like Rule 9(1)(b), Rule 9(2)a, Rule 7 to determine the value of a torn/cut/mutilated/un-current/worn-out/burned/washed/rat/cockroach bitten indian currency note depending on the value of the currency.

This video below explains how our note is refunded from RBI or any bank in India (better option is to contact RBI directly) in exchange of torn/cut/mutilated/un-current/worn-out/burned/washed/rat/cockroach bitten currency. The facility is provided at the counters of RBI Regional Offices located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Belapur (Navi Mumbai), Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram. Also remember that it is not a right to get the refund...




http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pxlmfNgL4Oc

Mar 23, 2008

Race Movie Torrent Download already available!!!

Before 24 hours are over, the movie "Race" is available for download.
The movie, produced by Tips Industries Ltd..for the budget of around 35 crores. UTV Motion Pictures is distributor 1600 screens worldwide(India/UK/US/Gulf/Australia)..

Here are some reviews....
Race: Movie Review : Courtesy: Indiatimes movies
21 Mar, 2008, 1508 hrs IST,Gaurav Malani, TNN.
How one wishes director brothers Abbas Mustan had shown more innovation and integrity in their attempts at dividing the step-brothers.
Race is reasonable enough to win a ‘not bad’ stamp. But isn’t imaginative enough to gain a ‘good’ tag.

An average plot pourri
Hindustan Times, India - Mar 21, 2008
Some may ask, but is the drivel still ‘time pass’? Honestly, it’s an absolutely average Abbas-Mustan plot pourri. But chances are that you might Race out of it, as exhausted as someone who’s been driving for hours without a destination.

Sonia Chopra for Sify Movies.
If you’re content with watching mindless glamour and silly twists being presented as thrills, you might consider this one. But be warned, this frothy soda has nothing else except the fancy bubbles.


Fast but not fascinating!(Kavita Ogale - E-NOW WEEKEND)
Times Now.tv, India - Mar 21, 2008
What works for Race then, is the stylish camera work, slick editing & a gorgeous looking star cast. The E NOW WEEKEND rating for this almost convincing, boom bang film is two and a half stars. Watch it once while the pop corn lasts!


Race is a pacy thriller
Rajeev Masand / CNN-IBN
Rating: 3 / 5 (Good)
In the end, Race has fast cars and fast babes, and it's better than anything else its directors have made recently. Judged purely as a Bollywood thriller, I'll go with three out of five for Abbas-Mastan's "Race". Because there's barely anything else at the movies currently, I'm going to say - go watch it, you won't be disappointed. And don't miss that one scene with Johnny Lever. He's back after so long and he's so good.

Mar 11, 2008

Virgin Mobile in Kerala at Cochin-Trivandrum

British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile (joint venture with Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) India Ltd will soon change the way Indians are using mobile phones.

But unfortunately, for now, a Virgin Mobile connection is only available with a Virgin Mobile handset. and I don't think thats a problem if everything else works as advertised...since the cost of handset is in the range of Rs.2000-6000.

Check this mail from virgin mobile..

Hi Arun,

Thank you for your email. We appreciate your interest and also the time and effort you have taken to write to us .We are happy to inform you that Virgin Mobile is now available for sale in Cochin and Trivandrum in Kerala. Please navigate to the link given, choose the city of your convenience and find complete details of the location of retail outlets that sell Virgin mobile phones. http://virginmobile.in/phones_buy.php

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Mar 9, 2008

Images of Bangalore-Bengaluru International Airport


[UPDATE 1]: BIAL received notification from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) that the Bangalore International Airport at Devanahalli would be commissioned at 00.01 hours of May 24, 2008.

BMTC route map

Parking Map

The much-awaited Bangalore international airport is almost ready, but getting there could prove a nightmare for travellers facing more chaos on clogged roads. The government has not delivered on promises to widen access roads or build a dedicated rail link to and from the city -- meaning the commute could take much longer than a short-haul flight.

Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL)'s Swiss CEO Albert Brunner, has set an April 2, 2008 deadline. The trial run done two days back with aircrafts of Kingfisher Airlines, Air Deccan and the Indian Air force at the Bengaluru International Airport was a success.
The airport expects to receive and send off eight million passengers in its first year. It has been designed for 11000000 passengers a year.The project which is in its final stages of completion and is expected to cost more than 20000000000 rupees...

Click here to see some pictures of New Bangalore Airport.

Pictures of Bangalore International Airport


Also download BIAL_FLYER Brochure
http://www.bialairport.com/pdf/BIAL_FLYER_january08.pdf

Also check out the Wikipedia entry

How to travel from Devanahalli Airport to Electronics City is shown in this Google Map. The old airport will be closed for passengers after opening this.

Tags:
  • maps of bengaluru international airport.
  • roads leading to bial bangalore.
  • new bangalore international airport.

Feb 29, 2008

Personal Income Tax Update on Budget 2008/09

    New Personal Income Tax Slabs Exemption till 1.5 lakhs
  • 1.50 to 3 lakhs 10%
  • 3lakhs-5lakhs 20%
  • 5lakhs - 30%.




    woman 1.45->1.80lakhs new threshold limit.
    senior citizen 1.95- 2.25 lakshs new threshold limit.

4000 rupees gain for every tax payer. Check the image for sample tax calculation

Feb 27, 2008

MATTHEW HAYDEN RADIO INTERVIEW MP3

MATTHEW HAYDEN RADIO INTERVIEW
Hayden calls Bhajji ‘obnoxious weed’

After Andrew Symonds it is Matthew Hayden who has taken on Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh calling him an ‘obnoxious weed’ on a Triple M Brisbane radio broadcast.

Listen to it here Download MP3 | Courtesy: Triple M 104.5

Feb 26, 2008

Rail Budget 2008/09: Coach Factory at Kerala

Latest Railway budget for 2008/09 was presented by Lalu Yadav today in the lower house of parliament. This is a good railway budget for Kerala compared to previous budgets.

Laloo Yadav announced a new coach factory for Kerala :
"The demand for Metro coaches in the country is also rising steadily. In light of
all these requirements a new rail coach factory will be set up in Kerala. The
State Government of Kerala has also made available 1000 acres of land for this
factory. "
New Trains for Kerala

RAIL BUDGET Highlights 2008/09

*50 PCT DISCOUNT ON TICKETS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
*will award contracts for upgrading Mumbai, Delhi, Patna, Secundarabad Stations to pvt players
*Reservations through mobile phones.
*Issuance of wait-listed e-tickets to be allowed.
*Smart card-based ticket system.
*Only Stainless Steel Coaches to be produced after FY10.
*Escalator,Shelter,Multi Level Parking,LED National Display Boards,Online Software Train Tracking in two years, Internet inside trains!?. , GIS, GPS, RFID..
*336 mln tonnes coal likely to be transported in 07/08
*Railways to invest Rs 4,000 cr to add discharge-free green toilets in 36,000 coaches
*Indian Railways has a cash surplus of 250 billion rupees in the 2007/08 financial year
*New coaches in satabdi by 2011.
*50-55 PRIVATE CONTAINER TRAINS BY END OF FISCAL YEAR .
*Plans bulk handling terminals for cement, fly-ash, food grains.
*Public-private partnerships.
*CCTV, Metal Detectors,Close circuit TV to be installed at all major stations for security .
*10 new Garib Raths to be introduced.
*53 pairs of new trains.
*Extension of trains : 16 pairs.
*Increase in frequency : 11 pairs.
Read more here

Rail Budget 2008/09: Coach Factory at Kerala

Latest Railway budget for 2008/09 was presented by Lalu Yadav today in the lower house of parliament. This is a good railway budget for Kerala compared to previous budgets.

Laloo Yadav announced a new coach factory for Kerala :
"The demand for Metro coaches in the country is also rising steadily. In light of
all these requirements a new rail coach factory will be set up in Kerala. The
State Government of Kerala has also made available 1000 acres of land for this
factory. "
New Trains for Kerala
  • Bangalore-Kochuveli(Tri-weekly) Garib Rath
  • Kochuveli-Dehradun Express (weekly)
  • Amritsar-Kochuveli Express (Weekly)

RAIL BUDGET Highlights 2008/09

*50 PCT DISCOUNT ON TICKETS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
*will award contracts for upgrading Mumbai, Delhi, Patna, Secundarabad Stations to pvt players
*Reservations through mobile phones.
*Issuance of wait-listed e-tickets to be allowed.
*Smart card-based ticket system.
*Only Stainless Steel Coaches to be produced after FY10.
*Escalator,Shelter,Multi Level Parking,LED National Display Boards,Online Software Train Tracking in two years, Internet inside trains!?. , GIS, GPS, RFID..
*336 mln tonnes coal likely to be transported in 07/08
*Railways to invest Rs 4,000 cr to add discharge-free green toilets in 36,000 coaches
*Indian Railways has a cash surplus of 250 billion rupees in the 2007/08 financial year
*New coaches in satabdi by 2011.
*50-55 PRIVATE CONTAINER TRAINS BY END OF FISCAL YEAR .
*Plans bulk handling terminals for cement, fly-ash, food grains.
*Public-private partnerships.
*CCTV, Metal Detectors,Close circuit TV to be installed at all major stations for security .
*10 new Garib Raths to be introduced.
*53 pairs of new trains.
*Extension of trains : 16 pairs.
*Increase in frequency : 11 pairs.
Read more here

Feb 25, 2008

ForceIndiaOne VJM01 Images

Force India’s 2008 car, the VJM01, made its first on-track appearance at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Monday, as the final pre-season Formula One test got underway at the Spanish track.

The VJM01, named in tribute to the team's owners, Dr Vijay Mallya and Jan and Michiel Mol, is an evolution of the B-spec F8-VII that Force India's predecessor, Spyker, launched at the 2007 Italian Grand Prix.

Join the force here
Force India F1



Force India’s 2008 driver line-up comprises Adrian Sutil, who raced for the team as Spyker last season, and Giancarlo Fisichella, formerly of Renault. Ex-Toro Rosso racer Vitantonio Liuzzi is the team’s test and reserve driver.



The complete photos of gp here http://www.formula1.com/gallery/launches/

Feb 15, 2008

TECH-A-BREAK 2008 from 18th April 2008

Technopark(God's own Park), Thiruvananthapuram, is celebrating its 12th year of formal existence.
The 242 acre campus(last year it was 180 acre campus), having 140 companies(in 2007 it was 110) with over 17500 IT professionals will be in pursuit of rejuvenation, fun, frolic and thrill.

Technopark is organizing Tech-a-Break-2008, the annual cultural celebration in the month of April 2008.

The exciting week-long celelebrations will start with a colorful inaugural rally on April 18th. There will be inter company music, dance and sports competitions (tug-of-war :D), concerts, quiz and a mega closing ceremony.

Technopark site says
"The festival will commence on 18th April and culminate on 27th April with a musical extravaganza, that should blow the socks off even last year's celebrations (and that's a hard act to follow�). Come join the fun...!"
In 2005 percussionist Shivamani, in 2006 singer Sonu Nigam and in 2007 Shankar Mahadevan performed live at closing ceremony. Who will be here for TECH-A-BREAK 2008 on April 2008 ? Please update me...

Feb 13, 2008

http://durex condom tester.co.in

About the Job- Perhaps the best job on earth.

To begin with, you need to be over 18 years of age. You will also need to be innovative in your response to the question of "Why do you want to be a condom tester?"

You are! Excellent! Now, let's get down to the job at hand.

As a Durex Condom Tester (that's your official designation), you will be testing Durex products. We'll be selecting 1000 condom testers for this job.

Certified Durex Condom TesterIf you are among the chosen ones, you'll be given a Durex testing kit along with a feedback form.

Once you are through testing the product to your satisfaction, you'll have to send us your feedback in the form. It's relevant, insightful feedback that we are looking for. And you stand to gain in the process too. There are exciting prizes like iPods and gift vouchers waiting just for you, besides the Grand Prize of Rs.25000.00.

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. IST on 10th April 2008. Apply now.

Feb 4, 2008

Indian Trends from the past 24 hours

Mumbai faces 'insider vs outsider' clash
Film star Amitabh Bachchan.
Raj Thackeray, head of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).
Mumbai police officer K.L. Prasad.

  • Sania Mirza:To boycott Indian tournaments
  • Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary.-his one-day international debut...
  • Australia - Brett Lee took five wickets.
  • Indian Fuel Price Hike expected this week.
  • Reliance Power listing date.
  • LIC health plus: LIC launched Health Plus, a long-term unit-linked health insurance.
  • Reliance Communications Ltd:said it planned to list Reliance Infratel Ltd after an initial public offering
  • Duckworth/Lewis Method:A method of resetting targets in interrupted one-day cricket matches by Frank Duckworth & Tony Lewis
  • National Power Training Institute(NPTI):Admission Notice for MBA in Power Management 2008-10.
india-4-feb-2008

Jan 28, 2008

Listen Test Transmission of TVM-Mirchi Big-FM S-FM

Three FM Radio Channels started test transmission today at Thiruvananthapuram as mentioned in one of the comment of a previous post. I have uploaded samples for those who are out of range.. Also Mathrubhumi Club FM TVM is on air.

Listen to Radio Mirchi Trivandrum 98.3 MHz Test Transmission .
Radio-mirchi-tvm-98.3.mp3
Download Mirchi

Hear online BigFM Tvm 92.7 MHz .
File Type: mp3
Download Big-FM TVM

Also listen online the Test Transmission of Sun TV S-FM TVM MHz mp3.
s-fm-93-5-mp3
Download S-FM TVM

I liked Radio Mirchi. We can't compare during test transmission though... "Sangathi hot aanu" is the punch-line instead of "It's hot".
RJ Anjana sounds similar to Meera Jasmine.

Don't forget to listen to Ananthapuri FM.

(Club FM is transmitting no audio signal as of now.).
CLUB FM Started Test Transmission too. Club FM TVM is on air officially with ads (29th tue). @cochin within weeks.

There were comments in my previous post about FM radio that test transmission of Big fm tvm and mirchi tvm was heard clearly at Kochi with antenna. (due to power/directionality?)

I think the official launch might happen on Feb 14 or so since its valentine's day on Feb 14th :D
Cordless phone and Big FM 92.7 is operating at same frequency :D
Monday, January 28, 2008 .

Updated Club FM

Jan 27, 2008

Voice of Technopark: Music Album

Last friday 25th Jan at the technopark amphitheater Mohanlal released the music album, "Voice of the Park". It was a viral marketing event sponsored by Oceanus ( "Constructive Ideas ;)" )
Visit the incomplete official website of 'Voice of the park' album here

http://www.voiceofthepark.in
Technopark’s talent takes a musical turn
Hindu, India - Jan 25, 2008
Thiruvananthapuram: A group of debutant artistes from among the employees at Technopark launched their first music album — Voice of the Park — here on ...
Finding poetry beyond code: Techies go musical
CNN-IBN, India - 7 hours ago
SERIOUS NOTES: What may look like a brainstorming session on some new software is actually a group of techies composing tunes. The museum displays Islamic ...
Techies’ voice
Newindpress, India - Jan 26, 2008
‘Voice of the Park,’ an album by music-minded techies of the Technopark, was released here on Friday by actor Mohanlal. Around 25 musicians and supporting ...
Software engineers turn musicians in Kerala
Mangalorean.com, India - Jan 25, 2008
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Over two-dozen software professionals working for various IT firms at the Technopark campus here Friday proved that they ...

Jan 23, 2008

www.sundirect.in/ SUNTV DTH

One Time Installation Charge : 999 + tax
Monthly Subscription Charge : 75 + tax for 75 channels.See logos+ list below
SUN DTH may go live on Valentine's day. The launch in Kerala may get delayed due to protest from local cable operators.
Sun Network is targetting Tamilnadu,Andhra pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala initially.

For details call Toll Free: 1800-200-7575

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