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Indian Techie Arpana Strangulated

arpana 110408 1 Indian Techie Arpana Strangulated Indian software professional Arpana Jinaga, working with the EMC Corporation in Seattle, was “strangulated to death” in her apartment in the wee hours of Nov 1.

Redmond Police Tuesday registered a case of homicide and has launched a massive manhunt to nab the assailant. Redmond is a suburb of Seattle where Arpana, 24, a native of Hyderabad, lived alone in an apartment.

James Sosik, the investigator at the King County Medical Examination Office, who conducted the autopsy, told IANS that Arpana was strangulated to death in her apartment at about 3-30 a.m. on November 1.

Though the news report says a massive manhunt, I would be extremely skeptical of the claims. This comments are usually made to assuage the kith and kin. Its very hard to find the killers and I have not come across the previous incident perps being caught.

Preliminary investigations corroborate autopsy report. City police spokesperson Jim Bove said front door of Arpana’s apartment on Redmond Woodinville was forced open shattering the door jam.

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Salient Features Of Indian Economy

The salient features of the economies of China and India provide sharp contrasts. Jing Ulrich, the chairman of JPMorgan’s China Equities, points out: “Private enterprise plays a greater role in India’s economy than China’s. China’s gross domestic product is about three times larger than India’s and its exports are eight times larger. China’s $US4.8 trillion in savings dwarfs India’s $US215 billion.

“China’s large savings pool provided the investment funds for the rapid build-up of its export-oriented infrastructure. But this has been a mixed blessing. The surplus of capital led to overcapacity and contributed to poor returns on investment. In contrast, Indian companies used their funds judiciously and enjoyed higher returns. A scarcity of savings also explains why India has focused in services, which are less capital intensive.”

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Golmaal Returns Review

People loved Golmaal. People are going to hate Golmaal Returns. This new movie treats the viewer like a dumb person, without any brains. There is absolutely nothing to laugh about in the movie but besides that I have heard that this movie is simply unbearable!

35 years ago, the Kiran Kumar – Radha Saluja comedy AAJ KI TAZAA KHABAR [1973] is the inspiration for Golmaal Returns.
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Indian Chandrayaan (Moon) Launch Pics Videos

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The weather in Sriharikota will hold the key for Wednesday’s proposed launch of Chandrayaan-1, India’s spacecraft mission to moon.

The spaceport has reported lightning activity and inclement weather, and any further lightning on Tuesday night may lead to a postponement of the launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

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Amitabh Bachchan – Incisional Hernia Disc

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 66 on Saturday, has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after he complained of abdominal pain, hospital sources said.

Bachchan has undergone blood investigation and CT scan of the abdomen and reports are awaited, a bulletin read by Mohanranjan said.

The cause of pain is being investigated by a team of doctors and the report will be available tomorrow morning based on which further treatment will be decided.

Please give your best wishes to the star and pray for his quick recovery.

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Avakaya Biryani Songs

Shekhar Kammula’s latest movie Avakaya Biryani is being released soon and people have been eagerly waiting for it. The director’s previous movie ‘Happy days’ bagged all the major awards last year and this has added more excitement to his upcoming movie. The audio of his new movie Avakaya Biryani is being released today. Kamal Kamaraju and Bindu Reddy Starring as lead pair.

What do you think about the songs of this movie. Did you like it? Are you looking forward to the movie as well?

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Mumbai Rave Party

235 boys and girls have been arrested after the anti narcotics cell of the Mumbai Police busted a rave party in pub Bombay 72 degrees East in upmarket Juhu area. There were around 35 girls and foreign nationals in the party. Eight drug dealers were also arrested with a substantial amount of cocaine and other such drugs. Among those arrested were actor Shakti Kapoor’s son Sidhant, who is supposedly a DJ at the pub, and actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab’s daughter Sana.

Such parties are gaining popularity in India. It all began since such a party was disrupted by the police in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Since then rave parties are regularly organized and the invitees told of the venue clandestinely. The most recent in news was the rave party that was disrupted by fundamentalists in Bangalore a few months back. The police are informed of such gatherings by locals or just their network of spies.

I guess people should realize that we can have fun even without drugs and hallucinating agents. The police say that such parties are dangerous because many youngsters after consumption of such stuff turn suicidal and get difficult to control.

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Tata and Singur Part Ways

Ratan Tata has announced that Tata Motors will move the Nano plant out of Singur. This decision has been taken in the wake of strong protests from the opposition led by Trinomool Congress (TMC) leader Ms. Mamata Banerjee. Mr. Tata very categorically has named the opposition and Mamata Banerjee in particular for the decision. In Singur the farmers have expressed deep regret at this decision and called a protest blockade of the Durgapur Highway to make themselves heard. This is the situation in ground zero as of now.

Like many bloggers I have too taken a stand favoring the factory at Singur and I still believe that a Tata factory in rural Bengal will transform its topography for the good as it has been for Jamshedpur. But then I cannot refrain from criticizing the CPM government’s policies and methods of land acquisition here. See living in Bengal I know more than any outsider the kind of dirty politics the Left has played in West Bengal for the last few decades. Today we are taking a favorable stand towards them only because we are seeing the problem from one dimension.

One one hand there would have been jobs for many youths after the factory would have been set up but then wouldn’t it be better if the government would be more systematic in procuring the land? An example has been set up by the Ambani’s who sought a majority vote from farmers and land owners of an area in Maharashtra before going about acquiring land. The CPM in Bengal have undoubtedly used ruffians, as is their trademark, to take land by force. IN so many decades of rule the party had not the sense to draw up a land map of the state of Bengal. You cannot take land at your whim. The Left now is playing at popular emotions and public support for not the government but the Tata business house. Ratan Tata is highly respected by everyone and that’s why people are sympathizing with him.

The CPM cannot say that it has supported industrialization in Bengal. For that matter we cannot say any political party has thought for the betterment of Bengal. The politics of bandhs and dharnas and unionization has closed most jute mills and factories of Bengal. In more recent times I can quote the opposition of departmental and convenient stores by the Left parties in Bengal. The Forward Bloc, the biggest supporter of the CPM government in Bengal, had recently tried to prevent issuing an agricultural license to the German company Metro Cash and Carry. The company in question is another store that will stock agricultural products which they’ll buy from the farmers. Forward Bloc say they always protested issuing license to such departmental stores as it will be detrimental to the corner grocer store and the road side illegal vendor. Only after the intervention of Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, after the German Ambassador threatened dire consequences and Lufthansa said they would exit,  did the Forward Bloc controlled Agriculture Board relent. So my point is that this sudden holier than thou attitude of the CPM is really a farce.

The CPM and TMC are all actually two sides of the same coin. They are fighting a political battle here before the elections and the Tata’s have been caught in the crossfire. When Bengal today thinks about the Singur problem let her remember to look at both sides of the dispute and then voice an opinion. Lets not condemn what happened but analyze and see how the government could have avoided this fiasceo from occuring. In doing so lets keep in mind the destructive politics the Left has played in West Bengal and that it upholds the same bandh centered tactics even today.

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Journalist Dead

In the wee hours of Tuesday Soumya Viswanathan, an employee of TV Today Network’s English news channel Headlines Today, was found dead in her car in Nelson Mandela Road in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Her car was rammed into the road divider. She was taken to AIIMS where she was declared brought dead. Doctors found a bullet in her temple. The police had found a bullet in the front tyre and say that a personal enmity could be a cause and have filed a case of murder. The visuals of the crime scene being aired on television do not show any damage to the car. It is believed that the car must have been stopped first or at least slowed down before shooting Soumya.

When things like this happen it seems that today we are so overtaken by our primeval animal instincts that taking someone’s life has become a mere game to us. None of us are safe any more. And situations like these cannot be even prevented by the law. How are we to trust people is actually the big question here. It is so difficult to decipher the contorted mind of men.

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Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president and veteran leader Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi passed away on Monday night.

Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi had been ailing for some time and was admitted to the Care Hospital in Banjara Hills and was kept on ventilator. His condition worsened during the last few days and his sons decided to take him home with doctors terming his condition as clinically not treatable.

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