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APPSC Group IV online Application Download

APPSC GroupIV online application for the year 2009.

ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ,APPSC has announced the notification for GroupIV level services for the year 2009 and inviting applications from qulified candidates.

Last date for the application issue: 23rd Feb,2009

Last date & time for application submission is extended upto Feb 28th,2009 mid night

Last date for payment of fee at SBI / APonline : 5-3-2009.

Notification Details:

Application for Group- IV Services (General Recruitment) for SSC & Inter

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40/2008 Group- IV Services (General Recruitment) for SSC & Inter 03/02/2009 28/02/2009

Application for Group- IV Services (General Recruitment) for Degree with B.Ed.

41/2008 Group- IV Services (General Recruitment) for Degree with B.Ed. 03/02/2009 28/02/2009

Click here for APPSC GroupIV 2009 Recruitment Online Application.

Eligibility:

Age limit should be 18-39 years as on 01/07/2008

Instructions for online Submission of Applications:

1. Please read the help provided in the respective boxes in the application while filling the data for online submission of application and then proceed further.
2. On successful submission of application system will generate a unique reference id for application and also generates a pdf file containing the data furnished by the candidate along with the challan form. Please down load the file to the hard disk and print the application along with challan for payment of fee at any SBI branch and for future reference.
3. Please visit again this website to submit payment details
4. Candidate can check status by any of the following means
a. SMS will be sent to the candidate for the provided mobile number after receiving the payment confirmation through the SBI.
b. Candidate can enter Reference Id and Journal Number to know the status of the online application. After confirmation of the bank only Application acceptance status will be displayed to the candidate.
5. The Hall tickets will be published and will be available on this web site 10 days prior to the examination date.

Please down load the hall ticket at an early date to avoid delay/problems in down loading due to heavy net work traffic on the last date.

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February 27, 2009 Posted by | Education, job, News | , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

BSNL JTO 2009 Exam Application

The notification for BSNL JTO[Junior Telecom Officers] Recruitment 2009 exam by BSNL.

Recruitment of Junior Telecom Officers(Telecom), Junior Telecom Officers(Civil) and Junior Telecom Officers(Electrical)

Download JTO 2009 Application Form in both word format and pdf format


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. [BSNL] will recruit about 3945 [subject to variation depending on the availability of vacancies] Junior Telecom Officers through an open competitive examination to be held on 21.06.2009 on All India bass.


Important Dates:

Date

Last date for receipt of application forms

06.04.2009
Date of Examination

Qualification

Examination Fee

21.06.2009

B.E,B.Tech on 31.12.2009

Rs 750 [DD]
in favour of Senior Accounts Officer/Accounts Officer payable at the respective stations
NO FEE for SC/ST/PH

JTO coaching Centres in Hyderabad and fee details:

ACE Academy,Abids : 11,236/-

YES Academy              : 6,000/-

TEA Academy             : 7,000/-

February 21, 2009 Posted by | Education, News | , , , , | 301 Comments

Seven Pounds movie review

Movie
Seven Pounds
Director
Gabriele Muccino
Cast
Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Joe Nunez

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Seven Pounds is a clever one, all right, but it might actually be too clever for its own good.

It stars Will Smith as the mysterious Ben Thomas, an IRS agent who drops in on random Los Angeles residents with financial trouble and analyzes whether they’re good or bad. If they’re good, they get the gift of his infinite generosity: a break on their debts, a little extra time to get their affairs in order and perhaps something even more life-altering if he deems them especially fit. (Giving away much more would deplete the film of its supposed poignancy.)

But Smith’s demeanor is so eerily detached and even robotic at times, he makes you wonder whether Ben is functioning as a force of benevolence or evil — for all of two seconds, that is. Come on, this is Will Smith we’re talking about here. Although he has acting chops that transcend his leading-man good looks and superstar charisma, he’s never played anyone truly, deeply flawed — not even as a misanthropic superhero in Hancock.

Nevertheless, Gabriele Muccino (who directed Smith in the 2006 underdog tale The Pursuit of Happyness) and writer Grant Nieporte jump all over the place in time, trying to keep us on our toes. With its many twists and revelations, Seven Pounds does make you work, which is vaguely refreshing when so much is so mindless.

For a long time, it leaves you wondering, for example, why Ben dresses unspectacularly and drives a junker car but lives in a rambling beachfront mansion in Malibu. At other points throughout the scattershot narrative, Ben emerges from the ocean with water dripping from his perfect six-pack abs, but he also makes a 911 call at the film’s start to report his own imminent suicide. There are allusions to a violent car accident and a deadly jellyfish Ben keeps in a tank in his house, and later in the shabby motel room he calls his new home.

Intriguing? Sure. The filmmakers might have been onto something here, except the script seems so intentionally confusing, it’s hard to feel engaged. Nieporte’s story initiates and drops various subplot threads when it should have focused more on the unlikely relationship between Smith and Rosario Dawson. As one of the chief beneficiaries of Ben’s kindness, Dawson’s Emily Posa literally has a broken heart that he has plans to fix. Dawson is effortlessly lovely as always, and the warm scenes she shares with Smith suggest the kind of classic, tragic weepy film “Seven Pounds” could have been if it had shed its pretensions and stopped trying so hard to wow us with its complexity.

Muccino and Co. aspire to the kind of seismic “a-ha” you’d discover in an O. Henry short story. Instead, Seven Pounds feels closer to the sentimental button-pushing of Pay It Forward.

Seven Pounds is rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality.

Running time: 118 minutes

Rating: 2 1/2 of 4

imdb review-http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814314/

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Hollywood, Movie, world | 1 Comment

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The Winter 2008 Exam results of MSBTE-Maharshtra State Board of Technical Education has been announced.

Click here to view details.

Click here to view the details of Correction in 6th Semester of Computer Engg. Group (Letter + Scheme of 6th Semester)(Corrigendum)

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Education, Results | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Shah Rukh’s house ‘Mannat’ in Mumbai attacked

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s mansion in Bandra in Mumbai was attacked early on Friday morning at around 4:30 am. Two to three unidentified miscreants threw a bottle containing an inflammable substance at the Khan’s sea-facing house called Mannat. The bottle was a kind of crude bomb. The miscreants later fled from the spot, however, nobody was reportedly hurt. Police are investigating the incident and an FIR has been lodged.

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Shah Rukh worried about family after attack on Mannat

Actor Shah Rukh Khan said Friday he was worried for the safety of his wife and two children after his house Mannat was attacked by unknown people who had apparently misinterpreted the lyrics of a song in just-released “Billu” and reacted.
“I got scared. I got worried about my children and wife, but they are fine. I don’t think there is any place safer than my home. I’m in London for a check up. I will be back home the day after tomorrow,” Shah Rukh told a TV channel over phone from London.

Clarifying the confusion about the lyrics, the actor said: “They thought we are referring to the Prophet in the song. But it has been sorted out. They have seen the film and now its clear to them that the lyrics weren’t referring to the Prophet.”

A burning kerosene bottle had been thrown in the premises of his sea facing house Mannat early in the morning.

According to an officer of Bandra Police station, two men came to Shah Rukh’s bungalow, at Bandra Bandstand around 2.30 a.m. They lit a bottle full of kerosene and flung it over the gates before fleeing. The security guards were caught unawares, the police said. The police said a case was registered and they are searching for the culprits.

There was no damage to property as the flaming missile landed in the garden.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie, News, world | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maharashtra Police Written Test 2008;Mumbai Police recruitments

Mumbai Police Written Test results has been decalred out on Monday,Feb 9,2009.

Click Here for the results.

Click Here for Cut-off and Medical list.

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Education, Results | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Visvesvaraya Technological University-VTU Results Feb 2009

Visvesvaraya Technological University

http://results.vtu.ac.in/

MCA II Semester Results Announced
BE/BTech V semester results are announced for BELGAUM & GULBARGA regions


MCA III Semester Results Announced.
MBA III semester results are announced.
MBA II/IV semester results are announced.

Click Here for results


EVENT LAST DATE
Last date for applying for challenge valuation to II sem MCA 16th February 2009
Last date for applying for RV/RT/PC to V sem BE/BTech 16th February 2009
Last date for applying for challenge valuation 11th February 2009
Last date for applying for challenge valuation 5th February 2009
Last date for applying for challenge revaluation 5th February 2009

1. Applications received after the last date will be rejected and no communications will be entertained.
2. Application forms in which the subject codes do not conform to the respective subject applied will be processed on the subject codes only. 
NOTE : Separate applications should be submitted for Revaluation (RV/ Pink Colour) and Retotaling (RT) / Photo Copy (PC/ Sky Blue colour). 

February 8, 2009 Posted by | Education, Results | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

DEV D Movie Review by Times Of India

 

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THE TIMES OF INDIA
Dev D -5/5
5 Feb 2009, 2000 hrs IST, Nikhat Kazmi, TNN

THANK God for the mavericks, the non-conformists, the infidels, the les enfant terribles. They make things happen when kitsch becomes king; when creativity crumbles; when formula pervades, fungus-like. Imagine a world without rule breakers. And then imagine, like Anurag Kashyap: unbridled, unbounded, ungrounded….

Indeed, Dev D is one such flight of fancy from the filmmaker that definitely defies all conventions and demolishes all moulds. Not only does it rewrite the technique of the artistic medium, with its unusual cinematography, dizzy editing, non-linear plot narration, turn-of-the-century dialogues and breathtakingly bizarre audio track (music: Amit Trivedi, lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya), it completely revises the ancient text which has already made its mark in its various avtars , the latest being the high-pitched rendition of the self-destructive hero by Shah Rukh Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas.

Kashyap has always been a contrarian filmmaker, consciously steering away from traditional Bollywood with films like Black Friday, Paanch, No Smoking. However, while his earlier films were an innovative search for his groove and rhythm, Dev D is like that heady cocktail which has the vodka pitched perfectly with the tang. (Incidentally, Dev D likes his vodka with thumbs up, washed down in unlimited portions, morning, noon and night!) Set against the rich rural backdrop of Punjab and Paharganj (Delhi), the film traces the self-destructive sojourn of a young, contemporary hero who mirrors the existential angst of the proverbial outsider, made legendary in the writings of Satre, Camus, Kafka, Kerouac and the ballads of Kurt Cobain.

But Dev D (Abhay Deol), unlike Devdas, isn’t a blast from the past. In his rootlessness, his lack of purpose and his complete disconnect with the real (read traditional) world, he reflects the mindset of the archetypal new millennium 20-something who doesn’t know how to blend tradition with modernity, permissiveness with orthodoxy, Oxford with Bhatinda. And so, he asks his childhood sweetheart, Paro (Mahi Gill) to send him her nude photographs through e-mail, yet can’t handle the quandary about her virginity and pronounced sexuality. In a fit of aggrieved machismo, he spurns her wild sexual adventurism which sees her cycling to the neighbouring fields at the break of dawn with a mattress meticulously rolled up on the carrier for a clandestine tryst with him. (Ever seen the bharatiya naari do this in Indian cinema? Bravo, brave new Bollywood!) Little does he realise that Paro isn’t mere putty in his hand and is unwilling to subject herself to any kind of ‘emotional atyachar’, in the name of love.

Having given vent to her anger and pain, she simply moves on while the already disconnected Dev becomes even more dysfunctional with his alcohol and drug addiction. He moves to a seedy hotel in Paharganj and ends up after a drunken stupour in young Chanda’s (Kalki Koechlin) pink and purple boudoir. Once again, Kashyap reinterprets the self-sacrificing courtesan, Chandramukhi in completely post-modern terms. Here, she is Lenny, the schoolgirl who ends up as the sex worker, Chanda, after being disowned by family and friends because she featured in a lewd MMS, that sent the whole nation in a lustful tizzy. `And they call me a slut!’ exclaims the feisty escort who attends college by day and plays Florence Nightingale in shorts by night.

The relationship between Dev and Chanda begins with hate, scorn and derision with the decadent Dev unleashing his chauvinism and me-centrism on the hooker. But when the haze of cocaine lifts, the heartburn begins, once again. After having stooped to unimaginable lows, our hero dreams of a second chance. Will he get it or is Devdas destined to waste away forever? The last we saw him was at a non-descript momo joint in the seedy by-lanes of Paharganj, waiting for nirvana. Of course, he’s all by himself, since proud little Paro’s moved on and survivor Chanda’s too strong to play doormat, willing to give up her slutty ways, for love alone.

Dev D is indeed a coming-of-age film, not merely for the protagonist, Devender Singh Dhillon, but it is a brilliant breakthrough for Bollywood too. It really doesn’t matter whether the film ends up as a box office scorcher. What matters is the fact that for the discerning viewer, Dev D is a tryst with milestone cinema, reminiscent of Baz Luhrmann’s Shakespeare-shaken-and-stirred in Romeo and Juliet. Kashyap, however, gets even more adventurous and adds a progressive flourish to both the plot and the characters which are played to perfection by the three lead players. If Mahi and Kalki are riveting new finds, assured of a long innings in cinema, then Abhay Deol adds a whole new meaning to the term `Unconventional Hero’. Manorama Six Feet Under, Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye were just teasers. Dev D is the class act from the Deol who cleverly flew over the cuckoo’s nest. Don’t miss this film which completely reinvents the musical love story, with zany numbers like ‘emosanal atyachar’, ‘saali khushi’, ‘nayan tarse’ and the rest. More importantly, it might just go down in history as one of the most radical Indian films, at least in its delineation of male and female sexuality.

February 8, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | 2 Comments

I have no cash for top players: Shah Rukh Khan

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Politics and the recession have hit Shah Rukh Khan’s plans for his Kolkata team in IPL Season 2 — his Pakistani players, Shoaib Akhtar and Salman Butt, cannot play in India; and he does not have enough extra cash to buy other top-rated players. However, SRK is always an optimist. “I hope Kolkata be the winner this time,” he said. “I also wish the Delhi team well,” he graciously added on Wednesday’s visit to the Capital to launch Tag Heuer’s Carrera Calibre 16. That’s not cricket! Later in the evening, SRK had a meeting with teammates John Buchanan and Sourav Ganguly. “We have a good set-up,” he said. “We have Ricky Ponting, Chris Gayle, Ishant Sharma. It should be a good season — as long as all these guys play.” The absence of Akhtar and Butt will be keenly felt, though, especially as the embargo is a big financial burden. “I don’t know which board took this decision. They may have thought ‘Thodasa… achha nahi lagega’. But unfortunately, they [the IPL board] won’t allow the money meant for the Pakistani players to be utilised in buying new players. This is a little unfair.” It has made things difficult. “We don’t have much money left,” he said. “We couldn’t bid for expensive players like Kevin Pietersen. Their starting salaries are, like, 1.3 million dollars. We’ve already spent that.” His cheerleader talent hunt will, however, be big, SRK tells us. It will show people that “it’s not just about dancing with pom-poms” and that the girls totally “deserve respect” for their hard work.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePage&id=f19ab40c-90cc-40e4-9d49-5124bc695e2f&MatchID1=4922&TeamID1=4&TeamID2=2&MatchType1=1&SeriesID1=1244&MatchID2=4893&TeamID3=1&TeamID4=5&MatchType2=2&SeriesID2=1235&PrimaryID=4922&Headline=I+have+no+cash+for+top+players%3a+Shah+Rukh+Khan

February 8, 2009 Posted by | Bollywood, Sports, world | Leave a comment

Australian Open 2009-Rafael Nadal is No.1 for No.1

No.1 for No.1

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World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has confirmed his place at the pinnacle of men’s tennis following a classic five-set victory over world No. 2 Roger Federer in the final of Australian Open 2009.

It was a battle worthy of a major final, and the world’s top two players put on a memorable performance before the Spaniard triumphed 7-5 3-6 7-6(3) 3-6 6-2 after four hours and 23 minutes on court.

It is the third time in the last four Grand Slam events that Nadal and Federer have played the championship match, and again it was Nadal who emerged triumphant, winning his first Australian Open title.

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Despite vastly greater experience playing in the latter stages of the tournament at Melbourne Park, Federer began nervously, throwing in a double-fault and shanking two backhands to be broken immediately.

He quickly erased Nadal’s advantage in the next game, winning a torrid battle that featured several game and break points before tying scores at 1-1.

The two men seemed to settle into the contest from that point, trading service holds. This changed in the sixth game, however, when Federer cranked up his game and broke serve following two forehand winners, moving ahead 4-2.

Nadal returned the favour in the next game, playing two spectacular running winners to bring up break point before a Federer double fault got the match back on serve.

Games went on serve until the 11th game, in which Nadal produced a deft drop shot winner and forehand pass to go up 6-5. He served out the set in the next game after nearly an hour of play.

Games comfortably progressed on serve early in the second set until Federer had a chance to break in the fourth game. He would rue being unable to convert this opportunity – the Spaniard held serve and then subsequently broke thanks to a series of cracking backhand winners.

But instead of carrying on with his momentum, Nadal folded, gifting Federer the break back with a double fault and an error.

Federer lifted his intensity and found the range on his groundstrokes, winning four straight games to tie proceedings at one set apiece. The decisive break came in the eighth game, in which both players displayed superb shot-making before Federer finally converted his fifth break point.

Despite now being in the driver’s seat and winning the second set relatively comfortably, things weren’t all going the Swiss champion’s way. He was wasteful in converting break points, and his first serve percentage was languishing below 50 per cent.

The latter statistic was exposed when he found himself in trouble on serve in the sixth game of the third set. Despite facing break point, he hit out bravely from the baseline to level scores at 3-3.

The former was on show in the ninth and 11th games. Federer played sublime tennis to conjure up bundles of break points – six in all across the two games – but was unable to convert any.

It was Federer’s set to win, and his inability to take advantage of his chances would cost him dearly. The fact that Nadal twice had treatment for a cramping thigh during the set further highlighted a missed opportunity.

The set progressed to a tiebreak, with the Spaniard reaching three set points after playing a lovely angled volley to end a breathtaking point. He duly converted on his first to take a two-sets-to-one lead.

Holding in the opening game of the fourth, Federer took the upper hand by breaking in the next to lead 2-0. Nadal was not discouraged, breaking back immediately to put the pressure right back on his illustrious opponent.

But the effects of the Spaniard’s five-set marathon against Fernando Verdasco in Friday night’s semifinal were becoming visible. Federer noticed his opponent fatiguing, and in what would turn out to be an epic fifth game, he tested Nadal’s movement with several sneaky drop shots.

Nadal struggled to chase these down, but still managed to bring up five break points in a game that featured scintillating baseline rallies, all areas of the court utilised, and a whopping seven deuces. Like Federer earlier in the match, Nadal could not convert, allowing the Swiss to level at 3-3.

It proved a telling service hold – Federer went on to win the next three games against his increasingly deflated opponent to take the match into a fifth set.

But where you thought the No. 2 seed would use this momentum to stamp his authority on the match, Nadal mustered incredible mental and physical energy to gain a break in the fourth game.

Federer, somewhat bizarrely, went walkabout – his game descended into a mass of errors as Nadal continued to surge ahead.

Serving at 2-5 down, Federer committed an error and a double fault to find himself in a precarious position. Another error two points later brought up championship points for the Spaniard, which Federer saved after some tense rallying.

This merely delayed the inevitable, as Nadal clinched the title on his third match point after another error from the Swiss.

He collapsed to the court on his back, fatigued yet elated to capture his first major championship on hardcourt.

Quick facts

For the match, Federer won 174 points to Nadal’s 173

Nadal served at 63 per cent for the match; Federer’s first serve percentage was just 51

Federer had 71 winners and 64 unforced errors, while Nadal had 50 winners and 41 unforced errors

Nadal won 27 points to 16 in the final set, which was the shortest of the match at 33 minutes

 
Current Match on Rod Laver Arena
  Rod Laver Arena – Men’s Singles – Finals
 
  Rafael Nadal ESP (1) Winner     7   3   77   3   6  
 
  Roger Federer SUI (2)       5   6   63   6   2  
     
 
 
 
 

February 1, 2009 Posted by | News, Sports, world | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment