'Thuppakki' assures right mix like Rajini films

With just two days left for Deepavali, the box-office is preparing itself to handle the rush. Director A R Murugadoss is upbeat that audience could have a blast watching 'Thupakki' on big screen. The film will hit more than 1,500 screens on November 13.

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Thuppakki is loaded fully and is one of the most awaited in Kollywood for this festive season. Harris Jayaraj's songs for 'Thupakki' are already making their presence felt.

The director has assured that "Thupakki will be on the lines of a Rajini film of the 1980s and 1990s. It will be a correct mix of everything fans would expect from a Deepavali release."

Murugadoss further says both Vijay and Kajal Agarwal are thorough professionals and they gave their best to the film. "Vijay's comic sense is amazing," he says.




Congress urges people not to join Sept 20 'Bharat Bandh'

Praising the centre's recent announcement of FDI in the retail sector, diesel price hike and subsidy withdrawal to cooking gas, the Yavatmal District Congress Committee (YDCC) today urged people not to join the NDA-sponsored 'Bharat Bandh' on September 20.

The YDCC president and sitting MLA Wamanrao Kasawar highlighted long term "benefits" of the new economic steps and claimed that the BJP's only agenda is to dislodging the present UPA government through a mid-term poll, while talking to reporters here.

He urged the public not to join the bandh and extend their support to the government for the nation's "all-round progress".

When asked if he personally is in favour of the diesel price hike and the restriction on LPG cylinder supply, he tried to skip the question, but said that the YDCC would urge the state government to enhance the number of cylinders from six to 12 annually as well as bear the financial burden.

He claimed that the central government is sincere in bringing development to the nation for which certain strict steps are to be taken, but the BJP wants to stall it and is out to create unnecessary controversy.

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Coconut Kachori:Tommorrow's breakfast at your home

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
IngredientsCardamom- 2
Cinnamon- 2
Coconut- 1 ½ -2 cups
Maida (All Purpose Flour)- 5-6 cups
Ghee- 5-6tbsp
Sugar- 1-2tsp
Salt- To taste
Vegetable Oil- 1-2 cups
Take the cardamom and cinnamon in a blender and make a fine powder. Keep it aside.
Now take the maida (all purpose flour) in a big container and add ghee, sugar and some salt to it. Add some water and mix it well. Form a soft dough and keep it aside.
Take the coconut powder and add the cardamom and cinnamon powder to it. Mix it well.
Make small balls out of the maida dough and create a small hole in the middle of it with your finger. Put the coconut filling inside it and cover it up from the sides.
Repeat this with all the dough balls and then roll them into small round flat shapes.
Place a deep bottomed frying pan over the gas oven and add the vegetable oil to it.
Keep on a medium flame and deep fry all of them one by one.
After they start swelling in the oil take them off the pan and keep aside. Repeat this for all.
Your coconut kachori is now ready to be served.
Serve the coconut kachori hot to your family members or guests.


Apple won more than $1 billion in a massive victory Friday over South Korean giant Samsung, in one of the biggest patent cases in decades - a verdict that could have huge market repercussions.

A jury in San Jose, California rejected Samsung's counterclaims against Apple, according to media reports - a big win for the Silicon Valley giant, which had claimed its iconic iPhone and iPad had been illegally copied.

The jury, which had examined infringement claims and counter-claims by Apple and Samsung, ruled the South Korean electronics giant had infringed on a number of patents, the tech websites Cnet and The Verge said in live courtroom blogs.

The verdict affects patents on a range of Samsung products including some of its popular Galaxy smartphones and its Galaxy 10 tablet - devices alleged to have been copied from the iPhone and iPad.

"This is a huge, crushing win for Apple," said Brian Love, a professor of patent law at Santa Clara University.

"All of its patents were held valid, and all but one were held to be infringed by most or all accused Samsung products. Even better for the company, five of the seven patents were held to be willfully infringed by Samsung."

Love said this means that Judge Lucy Koh "now has the discretion to triple Apple's damages award, which is already a monstrous and unprecedented $1.051 billion."

Technology analyst Jeff Kagan said of the verdict: "This is a great day for Apple. And it will turn into a very expensive day for Samsung."

Kagan said it was not immediately clear if Samsung would be able to continue to use the technology and pay Apple for the right to do so, or if they must pull their devices and redesign them.

In any case, the verdict in the case - one of several pending in global courts - is likely to have massive repercussions in the hottest part of the technology sector, smartphones and tablets.

Even a delay in sales could endanger Samsung's position in the US market, where it is currently the top seller of smartphones.

A survey by research firm IDC showed Samsung shipped 50.2 million smartphones globally in the April-June period, while Apple sold 26 million iPhones. IDC said Samsung held 32.6 percent of the market to 16.9 percent for Apple.

The jury reached its verdict after deliberating for less than three days, examining claims of infringement by both sides. The trial heard evidence during 10 days over a three-week period.

Samsung had steadfastly denied the charges by Apple, claiming it developed its devices independently, and countersued in the case, seeking more than $400 million for infringement on its wireless patents.

The verdict came the same day a South Korean court ruled Apple and Samsung infringed on each other's patents on mobile devices, awarding damages to both technology giants and imposing a partial ban on product sales in South Korea.

The court banned sales in South Korea of Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2, as well as Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy SII among other products


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   CGPA*10-7.5= YOUR %

     But this is not the correct way for CHENNAI ANNA UNIVERSITY because if a person scores his full grade i.e., 10 in all the sub and semester he doesnt land up with 100 % 10*10-7.5=92.5so this is not the correct way.

    The correct way to convert is just by multiplying with 10 i.e, CGPA*10= YOUR %    The above mentioned formula is for other universities whose TOTAL CGPA varies and also i have attached a proof while registering with TCS RECRUITMENT on entering the ANNA UNIVERSITY as our UNIVERSITY it automatically converts our CGPA TO PERCENTAGE just by multiplying by 10.so NO CONFUSION GREAT CONVERSION just multiply with 10 BE HAPPY... 

Baby's prophecy kept thousands awake in Hyderabad

It may be the season of deliberate misinformation but still lakhs of Indians believing baseless rumours is a little hard to understand. On the night of Aug 22, hundreds stayed awake in Hyderabad and other places inAndhra Pradesh mainly due to fear over a grim prophecy.
The reason - mobile phone subscribers were informed about a divine infant telling its parents that those who sleep will die. The caller said that the baby with more than four limbs, born at Shaheen Nagar, had warned them of an impending doomsday. In another version of the rumour, the newborn's parents hailed from Pahadishareef.
Those who received the call immediately told their near and dear ones about it. Despite the sheer absurdity in a baby speaking just hours after birth, the people of Talabkatta, Yakutpura, Shaheennagar and Santoshnagar did not sleep the whole night.
Even children were forced to stay awake. Though the police repeatedly urged the residents to go inside their homes and catch forty winks, even public address announcements failed to convince the scared families.
Since many of them were watching local channels to find out the latest on the bizarre news, South Zone DCP Akun Sabharwal made a fervent appeal on TV to not pay heed to rumour mongers. Finally at dawn, it became clear to everybody concerned that they had unnecessarily lost their sleep.
The intriguing aspect is that the same phenomenon was reported nearly six months ago from different parts of Uttar Pradesh. A SMS that is suspected to have orginated from western UP warned of people dying in their sleep. Consequently, thousands stayed up throughout the night.
Last week what happened in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts of Tamil Nadu is more surprising. There too an unnatural baby's words triggered much concern. The male newborn, supposedly born at Uthangarai, is said to have told both parents that he would die within 24 hours but not before killing 4000 other infants.
This rumour had such a great impact that elaborate poojas were even conducted in several temples for the well-being of babies born during the past month. Gradually the panic subsided. However, the authorities are still clueless about who exactly was behind the mischief.


It's hard to believe anyone throws away a pastry or excess coffee — that's extra body fuel you're wasting, buddy! With big food chains it happens all the time. In Hong Kong, the fact that Starbucks has about 5,000 extra tons of stale food and coffee grounds per year prompted the company to explore bio-refining.

The bio-refining process takes food waste and combines it with fungi that excrete enzymes that tackle the carbohydrates in the food. The second stage is to toss the mixture into fermenting vats where bacteria further decomposes the material resulting in a sugary substance known as succinic acid. The big upside is that the process could see waste end up as plastics or laundry detergents, instead of just heading to the landfill.

Succinic acid forms into colorless, odorless crystals. When processed further it can be used as a sweetener, or turned into biodegradable plastics that could again be re-processed.

Starbucks Hong Kong tapped scientist Carol S. K. Lin of City University, Hong Kong as a leader of the project. She already enjoyed success using this form of bio-refining on a smaller scale, where she turned cafeteria waste into useful materials. Lin reports the next step is to see if the process works on a large, commercial scale. The team will be testing the refinery process at a pilot plant in Germany.

The exciting part of this project is that it uses existing waste to create new items. Bio-refining is not new, but has traditionally used materials or crops created specifically for the process. In this case, it's materials created (and used) for another purpose that do the job — essentially creating a giant up-cycling project.

According to their financial reports, Starbucks is an $11.7 billion dollar company with thousands of global locations. If it decided to take all the trash it generates beyond the pilot project at Starbucks Hong Kong, it makes you wonder what impact that could have.

Could pastries and coffee grounds supply the plastic for our next generation of phones, household items or cars? What a delicious thought!

The results of the project have been reported at a meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Awesome couple gets married on beach, rides off in water jetpacks

Sorry Gears of War couple, but the coolest wedding of the week belongs to newlyweds Amanda Volf and Grant Engler. After exchanging vows n Newport Beach, California, the just married pair proceeded to ride $90,000 water jetpacks. How badass!

A former wedding planner herself, Volf told USA Today that she wanted a unique ceremony, she came up with idea of wearing water jetpacks and wetsuits. That doesn't mean the two didn't have any semblance of a traditional wedding. 

Engler had on a bow tie and Volf a hair veil.To shield against the water, Volf had to wear waterproof makeup. From the looks of it, the newlyweds had a blast, despite only have learned how to ride the jetpacks three hours before the "ceremony."

SMS limit increased from 5 to 20 per day with immediate effect

The government today increased the SMS limit per day from five to 20 with immediate effect.  

Mobile users were restricted to sending only 5 SMS-es per day from August 18 to check spread of rumours which fuelled panic among people from the North-East.

"We have banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days," Union Home Secretary RK Singh had said last week.


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Muslims of Joshimath offered Eid namaaz at gurdwara

The Sikhs of Joshimath, a small town in the state of Uttarakhand, have set an example by allowing the Muslim community to offer namaaz at their gurdwara on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Every year, Muslims congregate at the Gandhi Maidan in the town but this time it was raining heavily and the ground was consequently slushy. Hence, Sardar Buta Singh who is the gurdwara's prabandhak informed that its main hall can be used by the Muslims to offer prayers.
Accepting the large-hearted invitation, many of the town's Muslim residents entered the gurdwara at 9.30 a.m and participated in the Eid namaaz. Subsequently the Sikhs and the Muslims embraced each other. Some Hindus too joined in the Eid celebrations there.
Afterwards, Sardar Buta Singh said that he had invited the Muslims to the gurdwara since they were not able to offer worship in the open due to the downpour.
Hailing the gurdwara committee's exemplary humanity, Maulvi Asif thanked it for the solving the problem which the Muslims had been facing. He added that the committee had shown everyone how to respect all religions.