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AP SSC 2009 Advanced supplementary Time Table

Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education Secondary School Certificate Advanced Supplementary Exams will start from 24.06.09 to 07.07.09. The last date for applying these examination is 15.06.2009. So, failed candidates of AP SSC 2009 can appear for supplementary exams in june 2009 itself. This advaced supplementary examinations will help the students to avoid the time waste of this academic year. If they pass in this exam, they can join in further studies, without loosing this academic year. All the best to the students who are appearing for these AP SSC X class supplementary exams. Please follow the timetable given below. And the Advaced supplementary examinations 2009 results will be announced very soon after conducting the exams.

SSC ADVANCED SUPPLIMENTARY EXAMS – 2009 TIME TABLE

Date Subject
24-06-09 First Language Paper I
First Language Paper I
25-06-09 First Language Paper II
First Language Paper II
First Language Paper I
26-06-09 Second Language
27-06-09 English Paper – I
29-06-09 English Paper – II
30-06-09 Maths Paper I
01-07-09 Maths Paper II
02-07-09 Science Paper I
03-07-09 Science Paper II
04-07-09 Social Paper I
06-07-09 Social Paper II
07-07-09 OSSC Main Language Paper II

June 5, 2009 Posted by | Education, News, Results | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AP SSC 2009 Advanced supplementary Time Table/AP SSC March 2009 results/AP 10th class results March 2009

Board of Secondary Education – Andhra Pradesh(APBSE) has released out SSC results/X results for year 2009March(Regular & Private).
Click Here for AP SSC 2009 Advanced Suppl Exams Time Table

Click here for SSC 2009march Results

Or
Click here for SSC 2009march Results.
–>To get your result on SMS type AP10 &send to 676750
eg. AP10 206151051 send to 676750.
Note:
Right now Marks of the subjects are not displaying.
You can get Marks card at e-seva centres near to you.
Only Grades are displaying.i wonder why our SSC board can not do even this simple thing of providing marks too.
Best of luck to u students.

May 27, 2009 Posted by | Education, job, News, Results, world | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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


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

NMAT 2008 Exam Analysis,Cut off details

NMAT is conducted by the famous NMIMS University . As an MBA institution NMIMS has always outperformed itself , establishing newer records every time.

NMIMS has been consistently ranked in the top 10 business schools of the country. The placements have been fantastic with highest offer of INR 24 lakhs and average offer of INR 11.40 laks per annum.

NMAT 2008 Probable Cut Offs

With over 83.33 % weightage to the NMAT score in selection procedure, just qualifying cut offs is not enough  . Since the difficulty level remained the same , it is almost sure that cut offs would stay the same or at best may be a mark or two less.

Here is what Major Coaching Institutes have to say about the cut offs.

TIME : Not updated yet

IMS  : Not updated yet

Career Launcher : Not updated yet

PT Education : Not updated yet

Career Forum: 87 +

TCY Online : 84 + marks

NMAT 2008 Analysis from Major Coaching Institutes

Not many institutes have released their analysis yet . Anyways here is the link for all those that have released the NMAT 2008 analysis.

Click here for TCY Online’s analysis of NMAT 2008.

Click here for Career forum’s analysis of NMAT 2008.  Requires Registration.

Click here for TIME’analysis of NMAT 2008 (Not updated yet) 

Click here for Career Launcher’s analysis of NMAT 2008 (Not updated yet) 

Click here for IMS’s analysis of NMAT 2008 (Not updated yet) 

Click here for PT Education’s analysis of NMAT 2008 (Not updated yet

Source:www.wlug.net

December 28, 2008 Posted by | Education, Results | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jai Narayan University-PTET 2008 3rd counselling results

Jai Narayan University,Jodhpur,Rajasthan.

PTET-2008

Pre Teacher Education Test-2008 3rd counselling results has declared.

Click here for the results of  Arts Faculty for 3rd counselling

Click here for the Waiting list details of Arts facultyfor 3rd counselling.

PTET-2008 2nd Counselling results

Click here for the resluts of Arts Faculty for 2nd counselling

Click here for the resluts of Science Faculty for 2nd counselling

PTET-2008 1st Counselling results

Click here for the resluts of Arts Faculty for 2nd counselling

Click here for the resluts of Commerce Faculty for 2nd counselling

Click here for the resluts of Science Faculty for 2nd counselling

December 28, 2008 Posted by | Education, Results | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down

 

 A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday when “out-of-control” shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.

At least four other people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or minor injuries, and the store in Valley Stream on Long Island closed for several hours before reopening.

Shoppers stepped over the man on the ground and streamed into the store. When told to leave, they complained that they had been in line since Thursday morning.

Nassau police said about 2,000 people were gathered outside the store doors at the mall about 20 miles east of Manhattan. The impatient crowd knocked the man, identified by police as Jdimytai Damour of Queens, to the ground as he opened the doors, leaving a metal portion of the frame crumpled like an accordion.

“This crowd was out of control,” said Nassau police spokesman Lt. Michael Fleming. He described the scene as “utter chaos.”

Dozens of store employees trying to fight their way out to help Damour were also getting trampled by the crowd, Fleming said.

Items on sale at the store included a Samsung 50-inch Plasma HDTV for $798, a Bissel Compact Upright Vacuum for $28, a Samsung 10.2 megapixel digital camera for $69 and DVDs such as “The Incredible Hulk” for $9.

Damour, 34, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 6 a.m., police said. The exact cause of death has not been determined.

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital, where she and the baby were reported to be OK, said police Sgt. Anthony Repalone.

Police said criminal charges were possible in the case, but Fleming said it would be difficult to identify individual shoppers. Authorities were reviewing surveillance video.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., called the incident a “tragic situation” and said the employee came from a temporary agency and was doing maintenance work at the store.

“The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority,” said Dan Fogleman, a company spokesman. “At this point, facts are still being assembled and we are working closely with the Nassau County Police as they investigate what occurred.”

Kimberly Cribbs, who witnessed the stampede, said shoppers were acting like “savages.”

“When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people were yelling ‘I’ve been on line since yesterday morning,'” she said. “They kept shopping.”

Shoppers around the country line up early outside stores on the day after Thanksgiving in the annual bargain-hunting ritual known as Black Friday. It got that name because it has historically been the day when stores broke into profitability for the full year.

November 29, 2008 Posted by | News | , , , | Leave a comment

Eyewitness Accounts: ‘We Were Ready to Die’

Again, there are Terrorists, who have misinterpreted the Koran.
We kill babies, but are against it when those that made it, are killed. No difference. You abortionists have reduced the dignity of life down to the point now where your own life is now meaningless.
The Democrats nary mentioned once, inherent Muslim terrorism, during the campaign. Well here it is again. Live and well and no further than the corner Mosque.
Maybe life will begin to take on renewed meaning for the Democrats that just voted in effect a Terrorist.

Amrita Jhaveri, a jewelry consultant from Mumbai who lives in London, was having dinner last night at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower’s Wasabi Restaurant with her British husband when they heard gunfire. Hotel staff led the guests from the restaurant down a corridor, through the kitchen into the private club called “Chambers.” Guests from other restaurants at the hotel were also brought to the Chambers.

The staff turned the lights off urged everyone to stay calm and quiet and turn off their mobile phones because terrorists were in a gun battle in the room next door, the dining room of the Chambers club. About 200 people were gathered.

“We were expecting the worst,” Ms. Jhaveri said. “We knew the hotel was on fire, we knew there were terrorists next door. We knew they might storm the room any second, the fire might engulf us, an explosive might go off. It seemed too many things were stacked against us. We were ready to die.”

One man died in the room, apparently of an aneurism. There were many westerners in the room and groups of Indians at the hotel for weddings in the family. The hotel pianist was there.

At about 4 a.m., the hotel staff tried to lead the group outside the hotel. But no sooner did the group begin to head down a corridor than gunshots rang out and the guests fell over one another in fright, dashing back into the room. “We had no idea if we’d be there for one day or five days,” she said. “The uncertainty was terrifying.”

Ms. Jhaveri worried the terrorists would storm in and pick her British husband out of the crowd. “We decided we wouldn’t be separated. It didn’t matter if we had to die, we wanted to be with one another,” she said.

With the bathrooms overflowing, she and others tried to find places to relieve themselves — peeing in glasses behind the bar.

When she was finally led outside the hotel at 9 a.m. into awaiting buses, she heard guns fired from overhead.

“It was a very long, very hairy night,” she said.

—Geeta Anand

Hospital In Chaos

Peter Keep, a Mumbai –based entrepreneur, went to a local Mumbai hospital to help a friend who had been shot in the attacks. He counted more than 40 dead bodies and an equal number of Injured, including foreigners.

“It was just chaos with doctors and nurses running around and lots of blood everywhere,” he said. “There was a British national who had just arrived here with plans to wander around India and he had two or three gunshot wounds in his chest.”

After returning to his home a block from the Taj Mahal Hotel and Café Leopold’s, both of which were attacked, he heard explosions and gunshots throughout the night. From the roof of his home, he watched the Taj burn as a fire threatened to engulf the towering red dome that is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai.

“It’s familiar, it’s iconic and even if it represents nothing more than a beautiful old building to see it ablaze like that is just shocking,” Mr. Keep said.

Thursday morning he watched as they started bringing bodies out of the hotel. “The authorities have been bringing out a load of bodies. About one dozen ambulances have come and they have been reversing them into the entrance,” he said.

—Eric Bellman

 

Blood at Café Leopold

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Farhang  Jehani is the owner of Café Leopold’s a favourite hang out for backpackers and other travelers behind the Taj Mahal hotel. It is always packed with mostly foreign nationals enjoying its inexpensive food and beer as well as its open view to the bustling street life of Colaba Causeway.

Between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night, two gunmen who appeared to be in their mid 20s pull out machine guns and opened fire on the restaurant full of evening dinners.  The crowd scattered but more than 10 people were shot, he said. “It is still just like it was left,” Mr. Jehani said later. “There is blood all over and not one table is standing. They are all upside down.”

The gunmen moved on after shooting and the injured were stuffed into private cars and Mumbai’s trademark tiny yellow and black taxis. The police didn’t show up for 20 minutes. “We used whatever vehicle was available,” Mr. Jehani said.

The street however had become a big quiet traffic jam as everyone, after hearing the gunshots on the busy street, had just left their cars and ran.

“The street was deserted, it was totally empty as people just stopped, got out of their cars and ran away from the commotion,” Mr. Jehani said.

—Eric Bellman

 

Sushi Chef at Taj Mahal Hotel

As many as 40 people remained hostage in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel & Resort in Mumbai on Thursday after Wednesday night’s terrorist attacks. Noriyuki Kanda, sushi chef at the Wasabi restaurant in the Taj Mahal, who managed to escape after more than 12 hours holed up in the hotel, spoke on the telephone on his experience during and after the assault.

Mr. Kanda was making sushi at the fine nouveau Japanese restaurant on the second floor of the Taj. The small restaurant with stunning views of the Arabian Sea is a favorite of company executives and Bollywood stars when there were some explosions.

“I was working and we heard a lot of noise, I had only heard gunfire on television before so we weren’t sure what it was. Then we heard rapid fire like a machine gun and people rushed in from the bar downstairs and said that four men were shooting people in the lobby.”

Mr. Kanda and the rest of the staff led the customers through the kitchen and the back hallways for employees, some of which were filled with smoke. Some went back to their rooms and some tried to find the exit.

Mr. Kanda was holed up in his room for hours, keeping tabs on the situation through his cell phone because the telephones and television were cut off. In the morning the power was cut off and he heard explosions again.

Through his network of other employees around the building he heard that a group of hostages were taken to the Taj club (a members only area where the rich eat and drink) and then there was an explosion there. He heard that the lobby is covered in blood. He also heard that there was an explosion at the employees rear exit.

Mr. Kanda managed to escape shortly before 2 pm local time. He said he saw a few bodies and so much blood in the lobby that disinfectant had been put down.

November 27, 2008 Posted by | News | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments