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Padma Awards2009 – PadmaVibhushan,PadmaBhushan and PadmaShri Awards for the year 2009

Indian Govt has announced the list of Prestigious Padma Vibhushan,Padma Bhushan and Padma Sri awards for the year 2009.  

These awards will be awarded to those who draw thier services and lightened our country India  in various fields like civilservice,entertainment,Art,Science&enggineering,social,medicine,education, trade & industry,journalism,national security,Sports,Technology sulutions.
This year,10 PadmaVibhushan,30 PadmaBhushan & 93 PadmaShri awards will be awarded  by Indian Govt on the eve of the Republic Day,Jan29th 2009.
Olympic Gold medallist ace marksman Abhinav Bindra has been selected for the Padma Bhushan award while Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team-mate Harbhajan Singh will receive the Padma Shri award.
President Pratibha Patil has approved the conferment of Padma awards (2009) which includes four sportsmen in the list of Padma Shri awards.
Bindra, who won the first individual gold medal for India at the Olympics, is the lone sports personality who is featuring in the list of Padma Bhushan awardees.
Besides Dhoni and Harbhajan, World billiards champion Pankaj Advani and veteran hockey player Balbir Singh Khullar have also been named for the prestigious Padma Shri award.
Bindra brought India its first-ever individual gold medal which he achieved at the Beijing Olympics last year which was followed by two Bronze medals by Vijender Singh (boxing) and Sushil Kumar (wrestling).
Dhoni, who also received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award last year, led India to victory in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup held in South Africa in 2007.
He was the first Indian who was awarded the ODI player of the year by ICC in 2008 and has 1,807 runs in 35 Tests so far. In the 125 ODIs that he has played so far, Dhoni has 3,935 runs at an impressive average of 46 per innings.
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has 314 wickets to his name from 74 Tests, while in his 180-match ODI career so far, he has 202 wickets.
Both Dhoni and Harbhajan would leave for Sri Lanka tomorrow from Chennai for a five-match ODI series and a one-off Twenty20 match.
Pankaj Advani, who was conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2006, became the world’s youngest billiards champion last year and has records galore to his name, including the gold medal in 2006 Asian Games.

Padma Vibhushan

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

State / Domicile

 1.             

Dr. Chandrika PrasadSrivastava

Civil Service

Maharashtra

  2.             

Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna

Environment Conservation

Uttarakhand

  3.             

Prof. D.P.Chattopadhyaya

Literature & Education

West Bengal

  4.           

Prof. Jasbir Singh Bajaj

Medicine

Punjab

  5.             

Dr. Purshotam Lal

Medicine

Uttar Pradesh

  6.             

Shri Govind Narain

Public Affairs

Uttar Pradesh

  7.             

Dr. Anil Kakodkar

Science & Engineering

Maharashtra

  8.             

Shri G. Madhavan Nair

Science & Engineering

Karnataka

  9.             

Sister  Nirmala

Social Work

West Bengal

  10.          

Dr. A.S. Ganguly

Trade & Industry

Maharashtra

Padma Bhushan

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

State / Domicile

  1.             

Shri G. Sivarama KrishnaMurthy alias Krishna

Art

Andhra Pradesh

  2.             

Prof. Ramanlal C. Mehta

Art

Gujarat

  3.             

Smt. Shamshad Begum

Art

Maharashtra

  4.                

Shri V.P. Dhananjayan & Smt. Shanta Dhananjayan(Duo)

Art

Tamil Nadu

  5.                

Dr. Vaidyanathan Ganapathi Sthapati

Art

Tamil Nadu

  6.               

Shri S.K. Misra

Civil Service

Haryana

  7.               

Shri Shekhar Gupta

Journalism

Delhi 

  8.               

Prof. Alappat SreedharaMenon

Literature & Education

Kerala

  9.               

Shri C.K. Prahlad

Literature & Education

NRI/ PIO

  10.            

Shri D. Jayakanthan

Literature & Education

Tamil Nadu

  11.            

Dr. (Smt.) Isher JudgeAhluwalia

Literature & Education

Delhi 

  12.            

Shri Kunwar Narain

Literature & Education

Delhi 

  13.            

Prof. Minoru Hara

Literature & Education

Foreigner

  14.            

Shri Ramachandra Guha

Literature & Education

Karnataka

  15.            

Dr. Brijendra Kumar Rao

Medicine

Delhi 

  16.            

Vaidya Devendra Triguna

Medicine

Delhi 

  17.            

Dr. Khalid Hameed

Medicine

NRI/ PIO

  18.            

Lt.Gen. (Retd.) SatishNambiar

National Security Affairs

Delhi 

  19.            

Dr. (Smt.) Inderjit KaurBarthakur

Public Affairs

Meghalaya

  20.            

Dr. Kirit Shantilal Parikh

Public Affairs

Delhi 

  21.            

Dr. Bhakta B. Rath

Science & Engineering

NRI/ PIO

  22.            

Shri Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri

Science & Engineering

Tamil Nadu

  23.            

Dr. Gurdip SinghRandhawa

Science & Engineering

Delhi 

  24.            

Shri Sam Pitroda

Science & Engineering

Delhi 

  25.            

Prof. (Dr.) Sarvagya SinghKatiyar

Science & Engineering

Uttar Pradesh

  26.            

Prof. Thomas Kailath

Science & Engineering

NRI/ PIO

  27.            

Dr. Naganath Nayakawadi

Social Work

Maharashtra

  28.            

Dr. (Smt.) SarojiniVaradappan

Social Work

Tamil Nadu

  29.            

Shri Abhinav Bindra

Sports

Punjab

  30.            

Shri Anil Manibhai Naik

Trade & Industry

Maharashtra

Padma Shri

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

State / Domicile

  1.               

Shri  Thilakan

Art

Kerala

  2.               

Shri A. Vivekh

Art

Tamil Nadu

  3.               

Smt. Aishwarya RaiBachchan

Art

Maharashtra

  4.               

Shri Akshay Kumar

Art

Maharashtra

  5.               

Dr. (Ms.) Ameena AhmedAhuja

Art

Delhi 

  6.               

Smt. Aruna Sairam

Art

Tamil Nadu

  7.               

Smt. Devayani Chaymotty

Art

Foreigner

  8.               

Ms. Geeta Kapur

Art

Delhi 

  9.               

Shri Govind Ram Nirmalkar

Art

Chhattisgarh

  10.            

Shri Gurumayum Gourakishor Sharma

Art

Manipur

  11.            

Shri Hashmat Ullah Khan

Art

Jammu & Kashmir

  12.            

Smt. Helan Khan

Art

Maharashtra

  13.            

Smt. Hemi Bawa

Art

Delhi 

  14.            

Pandit HridaynathMangeshkar

Art

Maharashtra

  15.            

Shri Iravatham Mahadevan

Art

Tamil Nadu

  16.            

Shri K.P. Udayabhanu

Art

Kerala

  17.            

Dr. KannegantiBrahmanandam

Art

Andhra Pradesh

  18.            

Prof. Kiran Seth

Art

Delhi 

  19.            

Shri Kumar SanuBhattacharjee

Art

Maharashtra

  20.            

Prof. Dr. (Smt.) LeelaOmchery

Art

Delhi 

  21.            

Shri Mattannoor Sankarankutty Marar

Art

Kerala

  22.            

Shri Niranjan Goswami

Art

West Bengal

  23.            

Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa

Art

Punjab

  24.            

Ms. Penaz Masani

Art

Maharashtra

  25.            

Shri Prakash N. Dubey

Art

Maharashtra

  26.            

Dr. Pratapaditya Pal

Art

NRI/ PIO

  27.            

Shri Ram Kishore Chhipa

Art

Rajasthan

  28.            

Smt. Saoli Mitra

Art

West Bengal

  29.            

Late Shri SkendrowellSyiemlieh (Posthumous)

Art

Meghalaya

  30.            

Dr. SubrahmanyamKrishnaswamy

Art

Tamil Nadu

  31.            

Shri Suresh Dutta

Art

West Bengal

  32.            

Late Shri Tafazzul Ali(Posthumous)

Art

Assam

  33.            

Shri Udit Narayan

Art

Maharashtra

  34.            

Shri Vadakka ManalathGovindan alias Kalamandalam Gopi

Art

Kerala

  35.            

Shri S.B. Ghosh Dastidar

Civil Service

Haryana

  36.            

Shri Ameen Sayani

Commentary & Broadcasting

Maharashtra

  37.            

Shri Abhay Chhajlani

Journalism

Madhya Pradesh

  38.            

Dr. A. Sankara Reddy

Literature & Education

Delhi 

  39.            

Shri Alok Mehta

Literature & Education

Delhi 

  40.            

Dr. BannanjeGovindacharya

Literature & Education

Karnataka

  41.            

Dr. Birendranath Datta

Literature & Education

Assam

  42.            

Prof. Geshe NgawangSamten

Literature & Education

Foreigner

  43.            

Prof. Jalees Ahmed KhanTareen

Literature & Education

Puducherry

  44.            

Shri Jayanta Mahapatra

Literature & Education

Orissa

  45.            

Dr. John Ralston Marr

Literature & Education

Foreigner

  46.            

Shri Lalthangfala Sailo

Literature & Education

Mizoram

  47.            

Shri Laxman Bapu Mane

Literature & Education

Maharashtra

  48.            

Dr. Mathoor Krishnamurty

Literature & Education

Karnataka

  49.            

Shri Norden Tshering

Literature & Education

Sikkim

  50.            

Dr. PanchapakesaJayaraman

Literature & Education

NRI/ PIO

  51.            

Prof. Ram Shankar Tripathi

Literature & Education

Uttar Pradesh

  52.            

Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir ChanderSobti

Literature & Education

Chandigarh 

  53.            

Dr. Ravindra NathSrivastava

Literature & Education

Bihar

  54.            

Shri Shamsur RahmanFaruqi

Literature & Education

Uttar Pradesh

  55.            

Smt. Shashi Deshpande

Literature & Education

Karnataka

  56.            

Shri Sunny Varkey

Literature & Education

NRI/ PIO

  57.            

Shri Suresh GunduAmonkar

Literature & Education

Goa

  58.            

Dr. Utpal K. Banerjee

Literature & Education

Delhi 

  59.            

Dr. A.K. Gupta

Medicine

Maharashtra

  60.            

Dr. Alampur Saibaba Goud

Medicine

Andhra Pradesh

  61.            

Dr. Arvind Lal

Medicine

Delhi 

  62.            

Dr. Ashok K. Vaid

Medicine

Delhi 

  63.            

Dr. Ashok Kumar Grover

Medicine

Delhi 

  64.            

Dr. Balswarup Choubey

Medicine

Maharashtra

  65.            

Dr. D. S. Rana

Medicine

Himachal Pradesh

  66.            

Dr. GovindanVijayaraghavan

Medicine

Kerala

  67.            

Dr. Kalyan Banerjee

Medicine

Delhi 

  68.            

Shri P.R. Krishna Kumar

Medicine

Tamil Nadu

  69.            

Dr. R. Sivaraaman

Medicine

Tamil Nadu

  70.            

Dr. Shaik Khader Noordeen

Medicine

Tamil Nadu

  71.            

Prof. (Dr.) ThanikachalamSadagopan

Medicine

Tamil Nadu

  72.            

Dr. Yash Gulati

Medicine

Delhi 

  73.            

Shri K. Asungba Sangtam

Public Affairs

Nagaland

  74.            

Dr. (Ms.) Shyamlha Pappu

Public Affairs

Delhi 

  75.            

Prof. Syed Iqbal Hasnain

Research on Himalayan Glaciers

Delhi 

  76.            

Shri Goriparthi Narasimha Raju Yadav

Science & Engineering

Andhra Pradesh

  77.            

Prof. Pramod Tandon

Science & Engineering

Meghalaya

  78.            

Shri Bansilal Rathi

Social Work

Madhya Pradesh

  79.            

Begum Bilkees I. Latif

Social Work

Andhra Pradesh

  80.            

Shri Cheril Krishna Menon

Social Work

NRI/ PIO

  81.            

Rev. Fr. Joseph H. Pereira

Social Work

Maharashtra

  82.            

Shri K. Viswanathan

Social Work

Kerala

  83.            

Ms Keepu Tshering Lepcha

Social Work

Sikkim

  84.            

Prof. Shyam SunderMaheshwari

Social Work

Rajasthan

  85.            

Shri Sunil Kanti Roy

Social Work

West Bengal

  86.            

Shri Balbir Singh Khullar

Sports

Punjab

  87.            

Shri Harbhajan Singh

Sports

Punjab

  88.            

Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Sports

Jharkhand

  89.            

Shri Pankaj Advani

Sports

Karnataka

  90.            

Shri Surinder Mehta

Technology Solutions

Delhi 

  91.            

Shri Arunmugam Sakthivel

Trade & Industry

Tamil Nadu

  92.            

Dr. Bavaguthu RaghuramShetty

Trade & Industry

NRI/ PIO

  93.            

Shri R.K. Krishna Kumar

Trade & Industry

Maharashtra


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January 25, 2009 Posted by | Movie, News, world | , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

MAH-MBA/MMS-CET-2009 online application form

MAH-MBA/MMS-CET-2009 is going to held on 15thFeb 2009(Sunday)

http://www.dte.org.in/mba/

Click Here to apply online(Supported only on InternetExplorer6 & IE7)

Sale of Information Brochure along with Application Kit and Online Submission of Application form has already started from 19th January 2009.

Collect Information Brochure,Application kit and get Recipt from Designated Post Offices

Login on the websites using Applicantion ID&Password provided in Application kit,fill in details,Upload Photo with Signature,Verify the information.Confirm the Submission of CET Application form on Website.

Candidate Takes Printout of the CET Hall Ticket

Then you can appear for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET2009.

Information Brochure for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2009 and Admission to First Year of MBA/MMS/PGDBM Course for the Year 2009-10

Schedule of Activities for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2009 and for Admission to First Year of MBA/MMS/PGDBM Course for the Year 2009-10

Process flow for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2009 and for Admission to First Year of MBA/MMS/PGDBM Course for the Year 2009-10

Instruction for scanning Photo and Signature of the candidate

January 24, 2009 Posted by | Education, job, News | 1 Comment

‘Jai Ho’ lyrics from Slumdog Millionaire

 Jai Ho Jai Ho ( Lyrics )

  Movie : Slumdog Millionaire

  Music Director : A.R.Rehman

  Singer(s) :Sukhvinder Singh,Tanvi Shah,Mahalaxmi Iyer

  Lyricist :Gulzar

 Mood/Type : Happy

Jai Ho Jai Ho Jai Ho Jai Ho

Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale

Jai Ho Jai Ho

Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale

Jai Ho Jai Ho

Jai Ho Jai Ho

 

Ratti Ratti Sachi Maine Jaan Gavayi Hai

Nach Nach Koylo Pe Raat Bitayi Hai

Akhiyon Ki Neend Maine Phoonko Se Uda Di

Neele Tare Se Maine Ungli Jalayi Hai

Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale

Jai Ho Jai Ho

Jai Ho Jai Ho

 

Jai Ho Jai Ho

Jai Ho Jai Ho

Chakh Le Ho Chakh Le Ye Raat Shahad Hai Chakh Le

Rakh Le Haan Dil Hai Dil Aakhri Had Hai Rakh Le

Kala Kala Kajal Tera Koi Kala Jadoo Hai Na


Kala Kala Kajal Tera Koi Kala Jadoo Hai Na

Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale, Jai Ho, Jai Ho

Jai Ho Jai Ho

Jai Ho Jai Ho

 

Kab Se Ha Kab Se Tu Lab Pe Ruki Hai Keh De

Keh De Ha Keh De Ab Aankh Jhuki Hai.. Keh De


Aisi Aisi Roshan Aankhe Roshan Dono Bhi Hai Hai Kya

Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale

Jai Ho Jai Ho

Jai Ho Jai Ho

January 24, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie, News, world | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A.R.Murgadoss to direct SRK

Murugadoss Millionnaire!
Murugadoss Millionnaire!

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The stupendous success of his Hindi ‘Ghajini’ has made A.R. Murugadoss as costly as Shankar, the ultimate showman in Kollywood. The latter gets Rs 10 crore per film, say industry insiders.

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Murugadoss has directed just three films — ‘Dheena’, ‘Ramanaa’ and ‘Ghajini’—before he stepped onto Bollywood.
Aamir Khan, who played the lead in the Hindi version of ‘Ghajini’, has reportedly met the director after the film became a success and gave him a part of the profit.

The diminutive young director has fixed a fee of Rs 10 crore for his next film, a Shah Rukh Khan starrer, it is said. He is already getting requests from Bollywood actresses to cast them opposite King Khan.

http://entertainment.in.msn.com/southcinema/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1789570

January 23, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie, News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AR Rahman becomes 1st Indian to get 3 Oscar nominations! Slumdog bags 10 Oscar nominations

 

81st Annual Oscar Nominations
First things first, A R Rahman has, in one shot, become the indian with most Oscar nominations!  3 nominations! The amazing thing is that they reduced the number or nominations for ‘Best Original Song’ from 5 to 3 and ARR has 2 of those 3 nominations!! WOW!!

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Best Musical Score
Alexandre Desplat-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
James Newton Howard-Defiance
Danny Elfman-Milk
AR Rahman-Slumdog Millionaire
Thomas Newman-Wall E

Best Song
“Down to Earth”
Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; Lyric by Peter Gabriel
“Jai Ho”
Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Gulzar
“O Saya”
Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

Best picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant – Milk

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIR gets 10 Oscar nominations

January 23, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie, world | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama’s Letter To His Daughters: Your Smiles “Fill My Heart”

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‘What I Want for You — and Every Child in America’

Next Tuesday, Barack Obama will be sworn in as our 44th President. On this historic occasion, PARADE asked the President-elect, who is also a devoted family man, to get personal and tell us what he wants for his children. Here, he shares his letter to them.

Parade Magazine has posted an open letter written by Barack Obama to his daughters Sasha and Malia. Here are a few excerpts; the full letter is available at Parade.com, and the print version is available from the January 18th issue. See if you can get through it without tearing up a little.

Letter goes like this,

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Dear Malia and Sasha,

I know that you’ve both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign trail, going to picnics and parades and state fairs, eating all sorts of junk food your mother and I probably shouldn’t have let you have. But I also know that it hasn’t always been easy for you and Mom, and that as excited as you both are about that new puppy, it doesn’t make up for all the time we’ve been apart. I know how much I’ve missed these past two years, and today I want to tell you a little more about why I decided to take our family on this journey.

When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me-about how I’d make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn’t seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn’t count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that’s why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.

I want all our children to go to schools worthy of their potential-schools that challenge them, inspire them, and instill in them a sense of wonder about the world around them. I want them to have the chance to go to college-even if their parents aren’t rich. And I want them to get good jobs: jobs that pay well and give them benefits like health care, jobs that let them spend time with their own kids and retire with dignity.

Sasha (l) and Malia Obama at play in New Hampshire in 2007.

Sasha (l) and Malia Obama at play in New Hampshire in 2007.

I want us to push the boundaries of discovery so that you’ll live to see new technologies and inventions that improve our lives and make our planet cleaner and safer. And I want us to push our own human boundaries to reach beyond the divides of race and region, gender and religion that keep us from seeing the best in each other.

Sometimes we have to send our young men and women into war and other dangerous situations to protect our country-but when we do, I want to make sure that it is only for a very good reason, that we try our best to settle our differences with others peacefully, and that we do everything possible to keep our servicemen and women safe. And I want every child to understand that the blessings these brave Americans fight for are not free-that with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes great responsibility.

That was the lesson your grandmother tried to teach me when I was your age, reading me the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence and telling me about the men and women who marched for equality because they believed those words put to paper two centuries ago should mean something.

She helped me understand that America is great not because it is perfect but because it can always be made better-and that the unfinished work of perfecting our union falls to each of us. It’s a charge we pass on to our children, coming closer with each new generation to what we know America should be.

Bumper cars at the Iowa State Fair in August 2007.

Bumper cars at the Iowa State Fair in August 2007.

I hope both of you will take up that work, righting the wrongs that you see and working to give others the chances you’ve had. Not just because you have an obligation to give something back to this country that has given our family so much-although you do have that obligation. But because you have an obligation to yourself. Because it is only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

These are the things I want for you-to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world. And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That’s why I’ve taken our family on this great adventure.

I am so proud of both of you. I love you more than you can ever know. And I am grateful every day for your patience, poise, grace, and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the White House.

Love, Dad

January 19, 2009 Posted by | News, Politics, world | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Concert kicks off Obama’s inauguration

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Washington’s  National Mall park on Sunday to begin celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama with a two-hour concert while hoping to catch a glimpse of the nation’s next president.

The star-studded cast for the afternoon show in freezing temperatures and cloudy skies included Beyonce, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder, but there was little doubt about the real star of the day.

Obama, 47, will be sworn in on Tuesday as the 44th president – and the first African American one – of the United States, but the party is getting off to an early start on Sunday afternoon with the concert at the Lincoln Memorial, the first of a series of events leading up to the presidential oath of office on the Capitol steps on Tuesday.

“I drove 18 hours to be in Washington for this historical event and wouldn’t miss it for anything because I didn’t think this would happen in my lifetime,” said Maxine Anderson, 45, an African American from New Orleans, Louisiana accompanied by her three sisters.

The revellers braving the cold weather chanting and hollering slogans and cheering Obama’s message of hope and change at a time when the country is facing its worst economic crisis in decades and a long list of challenges abroad, including wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

People started gathering early on Sunday morning along the reflective pools at the footsteps of the monument that enshrines Abraham Lincoln, the president who freed the slaves, and the spot where Martin Luther King Jr gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. The Mall was filled with jumbotron televisions, banners and news media booths, as well hundreds of blue and green portable toilets.

Euan Collins, a British tourist who arrived from his native Britain on Saturday night to join in on the festivities. He was among the many who came early to stake out their spots ahead of the concert.

“This is the American election, which has certainly touched Britain,” Collins, 28, said. “And you know I’m also in Washington for this bloody huge party.”

Earlier, Obama and vice president-elect Joe Biden placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, after arriving on Saturday night following a train tour of stops to engage supporters in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

The concert foreshadows the inauguration ceremony at the Capitol building, which is expected to draw at least two million onlookers amid unprecedented security that was already being felt around Washington days ahead. But there were plenty at the Mall on Sunday ready to celebrate.

Delores Hardy, 68, of New Jersey, wanted to come so she could bring Obama’s message of hope back to her job at a detention facility for juvenile delinquents.

“Barack Obama really inspires me and enables me to bring hope to the kids at my centre,” she said. “I’m in Washington to see the fulfillment of Martin Luther King’s dream and carry this message to my kids.”

Alison Beck, a 34-year-old teacher who works in Britain, said she regretted not being in her native country on election night November 4, so she decided to make it back for the inauguration.

“Being out of the country for the election broke my heart and the inauguration gave me a reason to come home,” she said.

But not everyone was so optimistic about Obama future despite the world’s captivation with Obama, his wife Michelle and two young daughters Malia and Sasha.

“Obama’s been set up to fail,” said 43-year-old Brazilian Raoul Cota of the daunting challenges the president-elect will face when he moves into the White House and the frenzy surrounding his election begins to fade. “After Tuesday, once the love dies, he and the American people will face very real problems.”

Obama and his top aides have spent the two month since the election trying to build confidence with the public and carry the momentum from the election to the Oval Office and begin quickly on tackling the recession that wiped out nearly two million jobs last year.

Obama wants lawmakers to authorize more than $800 billion in spending on infrastructure and other projects he says can create up to three million jobs and pull the economy out of the crisis.

“Getting this economy moving again is absolutely paramount,” David Axelrod, a senior Obama adviser, said on CNN. “And so he is going to continue to work on that.”

Obama will also be trying to fulfil a campaign promise to end the war in Iraq and intensify US efforts against the Taliban in Afghanistan, but will also be dealing with a Middle East peace process shattered after three weeks of fighting between Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

Israel on Saturday declared a unilateral ceasefire in the conflict that has taken more than 1,000 Palestinian lives. Hamas announced a one-week truce on Sunday.

Obama has mostly kept quiet on the fighting, not wanting to break of pledge of “one president at a time” by weighting into international issues while President George W Bush is still in office.

“All of us are hopeful that a cessation of violence will hold,” Axelrod said, adding Obama will move quickly to diplomatically address international challenges.

“He intends to engage early and aggressively with diplomacy all over the world,” Axelrod said on CNN.

The free two-hour concert on Sunday afternoon will formally welcome Obama to Washington. On Monday, Obama, along with former secretary of state Colin Powell, will be issuing a national “call to service.”

During the train tour, Obama said the challenges he’s facing – the falling economy, two wars and global warming – were “different, but severe in their own right,” calling on the country to unite in confronting the problems.

“The events of the next several days are not simply about the inauguration of an American president,” Obama said on Saturday. “They will be a celebration of the American people.”

January 19, 2009 Posted by | News, Politics, world | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bharathiar University-Under Graduates results 2008

Bharathiar University,Coiambatore,India.

The Results for Under Graduates held on Nov-2008 are out now.

http://www.b-u.ac.in/results/index.html

Check the results Here

Drop your roll no in commenting section to get your result


January 13, 2009 Posted by | Education, Results | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Common Admission Test CAT-IIM 2008 results;http://results.catiim.in/result/index.php

Common Admission Test – CAT-IIM RESULTS The results 2008 are out now which was held on November 28,2008.

Click Here for the Results

http://results.catiim.in/result/index.php

The CAT scores can be accessed by keying in the test registration number and either the date of birth (preferred) or the cat application number.

CAT-takers can also access their CAT-2008 scores by using SMS facility of mobile phones. For SMS, candidate can type ?CAT  test registration number  date of birth (ddmmyy)? or ?CAT  test registration number  application number.

for example: CAT 5370082 030482 or CAT 5370082 123456 and SMS to 57333

January 9, 2009 Posted by | Education, Results | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment