Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
“It’s a page that’s turning; I don’t feel sadness, it’s more relief,” Henin said. “I know it’s a shock for many people, but it’s a decision I’ve thought long and hard about.”
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
He then takes one final dig at SRK, saying, "Well, Shah Rukh is once again begging for my attention, so let me get back to him. He smells too much, I think he needs a bath. Heel boy, heel."
We can't wait to read what King Khan has to say about Aamir talking about his dog, Shah Rukh, in his blog.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Thomas is presently the Associate Project Director of the 3,000 km range Agni-III missile project.Asked about the new version of Agni-II being planned, Thomas, who was yesterday honoured along with the entire team of Agni-III by the Prime Minister, told PTI that "It is still a confidential project. It will be called Agni-II A (2)." "I like my job. I feel I am contributing to my nation's security," Thomas, who has named her son after the country's light combat fighter Tejas, said.A B.Tech from Thrissur Engineering College, Calicut, and M.Tech from Pune, Thomas is an expert on all solid system propellant.Thomas, who did the post analysis of the failure of the first Agni-III missile, said there were some shortcomings in the test of the missile which were overcome for a smooth flawless test flight on May seven.
Monday, May 12, 2008
The vehicle, so far known only as Codename ULC, will cost about the same as Tata Motors' Nano - which it has claimed is the world's cheapest car.
India will be the ULC car's main market with 400,000 to be made each year in a factory in Chakan, Maharashtra state in the west of the country.
Bajaj is the second-biggest maker of motorbikes in the country.
No details of the new car have been released, though production is expected to begin in 2011.
The Nano has captured the imagination of many people in India - making it a realistic prospect for some people who had previously not been able to afford to buy a car.
The four-door five-seater car, which goes on sale later this year, has a 33bhp, 624cc, engine at the rear.
It has no air conditioning, no electric windows and no power steering, but two deluxe models will be on offer.
India's domestic car market is predicted to boom in the coming years on the back of the country's fast-growing economy and increased consumer wealth.
Indian car sales are predicted to more than quadruple to $145bn by 2016.
However environmental critics have said that the car will lead to mounting air and pollution problems on India's already clogged roads.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired off the coast of Orissa state in eastern India.
With a range of more than 3,000km (1,865 miles), the missile could hit targets as far off as Beijing and Shanghai, analysts say.
The Agni-III is India's most sophisticated long-range missile. It was successfully test-fired last year.
The first attempt to test the missile in July 2006 failed after it developed a snag during the flight and came crashing down into the Bay of Bengal.
The missile was re-configured for the second launch in April 2007.
The Agni-II missile, already tested and deployed, has a range of 2,000km (1,243 miles).
The Agni-1 has a range of 750km (466 miles).
So, the most awaited pet project of PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, is virtually dead and buried.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
On April 23, he was hospitalized after pulling a hamstring muscle at the Ramoji studio in Hyderabad and this time also he pulled it on his same leg. After his first injury, doctors advised him to take complete rest but Aamir was in a hurry to complete the shoot .
Entitled Rave Party, film-maker Prabhakar Shukla intends his movie to shine a light on the seedier side of Goa. Famed for its beautiful beaches and hippy atmosphere, the southwestern Indian state has in recent years attracted drug dealers and addicts. "The film will speak the truth about the drug nexus in Goa," Shukla.
Close on the heels of President George Bush's remarks linking Indians' food habits to rising global prices of commodities, the United States has now partly attributed the surge in oil futures to the increased demand in India and China."Many developing nations like India or China are having greatly increased demand, which obviously is having an impact on price," the senior White House official said responding to a question on the crude oil price crossing USD120 per barrel.
Highlighting the need for "domestic exploration", he said "We also have to do more in terms of building refineries. We haven't built refineries in about 30 years". Stanzel also spoke regarding Bush's remarks, which have drawn a lot of flak from every section in India, saying the United States saw "higher living standards" of people there as a "good thing". "We think that it is a good thing that countries are developing; that more and more people have higher and higher standards of living," he said. However, he apparently did not go back on Bush's point that Indian food habits were contributing to spiralling prices of commodities, which in turn, were worsening the global food crisis.