Bhopal’s Sana Alvi awarded Ph.D. in Psychology

Bhopal, September 30 (Pervez Bari) : Ms. Sana Alvi, daughter of Z.U. Alvi, ex-General Manager (Taxation) BHEL Bhopal, has been awarded Ph.D. degree in Psychology.

The local Barkatullah University awarded the degree to Ms Sana vide Notification dated September 20. The topic of her research was “Effect of Guided Imagery on Anxiety and Self-esteem of Middle School Students”.

Sana completed her work under the guidance of Dr. (Mrs.) Veena Dani, Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, in local Saroj]ni Naidu Govt. Girls P. G. College. (

On Judgment Day, Ayodhya normal and relaxed

Ayodhya, September 30: On a day when the Allahabad High Court will pronounce its long-awaited judgment on the Ayodhya land dispute, this heavily-guarded temple town Thursday morning appeared normal and relaxed.

Commercial establishments near the disputed site and other places were open like any other day, ahead of the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute verdict that is to be pronounced by the court’s Lucknow bench at 3.30 p.m.

Children were seen going to schools on rickshaws and tempos.

Musharraf Hints At Fresh Army Coup In Pakistan

London, September 30: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf warned on Wednesday that Pakistan’s army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani could launch a coup to dislodge President Zardi and his PPP-led government. The retired general made these remarks here even as he prepared to launch a new party in Pakistan and rejoin the country’s turbulent politics.

Musharraf said army chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani could be forced to intervene against the government of President Asif Ali Zardari which he said had failed to tackle rampant Islamist militancy and a crumbling economy.

Salman-Akki fight over Kat

Mumbai, September 30: Here’s a sneak peek at the song featuring Salman Khan in Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan starring Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar.

Mock fight

An item number, Walla Walla, was shot at Film City over two days. Sources reveal that it’s a fun song which has the two actors engaging in a mock fight over Kat. Choreographed by Farah, the song is said to be a major highlight of the film, apart from the raunchy Sheila ki Jawani number.

Masjid-Mandir dispute is not a clash between Islam and Hinduism

Chennai, September 30: Ahead of Babri title suit verdict to be delivered on 30 Sep. by special Bench of Allahabad High Court in Lucknow, Chennai based Forum for Promotion of Moderate Thought among Muslims has appealed to people to respect the verdict and maintain peace and harmony.

The group urged secular citizens not to fall prey to any rumour mongering after the verdict.

Will HC succeed in settling Ayodhya dispute?

Lucknow, September 30: Will the Allahabad High Court succeed in settling the dispute over the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid, which has remained unresolved for decades?

This is the question on top of several minds as the nation awaits with bated breath the verdict in the six-decade- old legal dispute over the ownership of the land where the 1528-built Babri Masjid once stood.

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, comprising Justices D V Sharma, Sudhir Agarwal and S U Khan, is slated to pronounce the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit at 3:30 PM.

Personal assistant arrested in TDP leader”s murder case

Hyderabad, September 30: Two days after the murder of TDP leader Chalasani Pandu alias Venkateshwara Rao, his secretary Mahender Reddy was arrested today.

According to the DCP (South Zone) Stephen Ravindra, the leader’s personal assistant has confessed before police to have killed him. 54-year-old Rao, was found murdered in an apartment at Madhuranagar on Monday.

Rao was stabbed in the stomach with a broken glass bottle and hit on the head with stone.


Salman cooked and danced with Kat

Mumbai, September 30: Salman Khan and Katrina may not be together, but they bonded big time on Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan set, says a media report.

Both actors showed rare maturity and professional respect for each other while shooting for Tees Maar Khan at Film City last week.

According to a source on the sets, Salman and Kat had a blast on camera and off.

And joining them was Bollywoods original prankster, Akshay Kumar, the lead star of the film.

CM appeals to maintain peace

Hyderabad, September 29 (Siasat News): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah today appealed to all communities, rather to the people of entire nation to maintain peace and communal harmony after Allahabad High Court’s verdict on Babri Masjid title suit.

He said all steps were taken by the state government to maintain peace. He was talking to media persons following a meet with the police officials held for monitoring security arrangements.

US losing competitive edge to India, China, fears Obama

Washington, September 30: With countries like India, China and Brazil focusing hard on education, research and development and exports, the US is losing its competitive edge, fears US President Barack Obama.

Middle-class families in America were generally having a very difficult time even before the global financial crisis hit, he said during a discussion on the economy in Richmond, Virginia.

“And obviously the crisis just made things worse. And this is all at a time when we’ve got increased global competition,” he said.

Advanced Technology Centre in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, September 30: Virtusa Corporation, a global IT services company that offers a broad spectrum of business consulting and outsourcing services, has announced the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, marking an expansion of its engineering excellence capabilities in India.

The ATC, is estimated to be built at cost of Rs 75.30 crore on over 6 acres of land with seat capacity of around 6000.

Nation awaits Ayodhya verdict with bated breath

Lucknow, September 30: Amid unprecedented security umbrella spread across the country, the nation waits with bated breath for the Allahabad High Court verdict this afternoon in the 60-year-old Ramjanambhumi-Babri Masjid land title dispute at Ayodhya; an issue which changed the course of politics of India in the last two decades.

Twin city folks asked to keep their businesses closed

Hyderabad, September 30 (Siasat News): Police have asked people of the twin cities to keep their businesses closed on September 30 and cooperate with them to keep situation under control.

According to the information received from various parts of the city, police officials have personally issued orders by virtually announcing with microphones to keep the shops closed on September 30.

Raju’s fraud turned Satyam balance sheet into deep red

Hyderabad, September 30: The estimated $1.75 billion (Rs.78 billion) fraud committed by Satyam Computer Services Ltd co-founder B. Ramalinga Raju since 2002 turned the balance sheet of India’s fourth largest IT bellwether into deep red, as indicated in the restated accounts Wednesday.

In the new avatar as Mahindra Satyam Ltd, the beleaguered company posted a consolidated net loss of Rs.8,177 crore in fiscal 2008-09 on revenue of Rs.8,813 crore with exceptional items accounting for Rs.7,992 crore.

Ayodhya verdict after 3 pm today

New Delhi, September 30 :  Sixty years after it first went to court, there shall be a verdict in the Ayodhya title suit today afternoon. This, after the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a petition seeking that the verdict be deferred and said the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court could go ahead and deliver judgement on the property dispute.

The High Court is expected to deliver its verdict after 3 pm.

Duff adjusting to long-distance marriage

London, September 30: Hollywood actress Hilary Duff is loving her life with newly-married husband Mike Comrie but says she is finding it difficult to cope with a long-distance relationship.

The 23-year-old singer-actress, who married Canadian ice hockey player Comrie in August this year, is finding it hard to be away from her new spouse who has gone off to play for his team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, while she is living in Los Angeles for work, reports

Demand for adequate security forces ignored: Mayawati

Lucknow, September 30: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati late Wednesday slammed the central government for not paying heed to the state’s requirement of paramilitary forces in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict Thursday.

She said that the central government would be responsible for any untoward incidents that might follow the much-awaited verdict in the long pending Ayodhya case.

Zeenat Aman, Mandakini on ‘Bigg Boss 4′?

Mumbai, September 30: Yesteryears glamour girls Zeenat Aman and Mandakini may soon be raising the mercury levels on Colors’ reality show “Bigg Boss 4″ if everything falls in place.

Both the actors are known for their sensuous appeal on the big screen. While Zeenat, 58, has been accredited for popularising the western look in Indian cinema, Mandakini hogged the limelight for her skin show in movies like “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”.

Work worries affect sleep

London, September 30: If you are unable to get a sound sleep at night, blame it on your work related worries.

According to a survey, nearly three-quarters of Britons are struggling to get a good night’s sleep because of work worries, reports

Around 69 percent people said that work problems make it difficult for them to sleep.

The main reason for restless nights was a heavy workload, with half blaming the recession and gloomy predictions for the next 12 months.

The survey also showed 39 percent wake up at least once a night fretting about their careers.

Caffeine helps cut brain cancer risk

London, September 30: A daily cup of tea or coffee can protect you from brain cancer, a study has found.

People who drink one cup of either hot drink can slash the risk of the disease by a third, reports

Scientists believe caffeine may restrict blood flow to the brain and stop the growth of tumours. Also some believe it is thought antioxidants in tea and coffee that may protect the brain against cancer cells.

Gujarat Assembly speaker Ashok Bhatt dies

Ahmedabad, September 30: Gujarat Assembly speaker Ashok Bhatt died here Wednesday night following an illness, hospital sources said.

Bhatt, who had served many constitutional positions, was ailing for sometime and had been admitted to a private hospital since last one-and-a-half months.

His health condition deteriorated Wednesday and he had to be put on a life support system.

Bhatt was one of the oldest members of the state assembly, having being elected from Khadia constituency in Ahmedabad city for seven times. Bhatt passed away at 10.45 p.m.

Hollywood film ‘Kaali…’ not about Hindu goddess

Mumbai, September 30: Hollywood film “Kaali – The Warrior Goddess” is inspired by mythology but not based on the Hindu goddess, says Britain-based producer Karan Arora who plans to cast Colombian pop singer Shakira in the title role.

“Let me clarify that through this movie we are not trying to depict any mythological character. It is not the story of goddess Kali and it has nothing to do with the scriptures. It is a complete fictional story,” Arora told IANS in an interview here.

But he admits that the looks and clothes in the film are inspired by mythology.

‘New show is about physically challenged people’

Mumbai, September 30: Her shortcoming has become her biggest asset. Juhi Aslam, ridiculed for being much shorter than most people, says she has a real life connect with the new TV show “Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo” in which she plays the protagonist.

At the age of 19, Juhi, who stands 3.5 feet tall, brings forth the heartache, humiliation and struggle that people like her suffer through the show that began on Imagine TV last week.

If RSS, BJP act responsibly, I will reconsider remark: Digvijay

New Delhi, September 30: Under attack from Bharatiya Janata Party for his remarks that ‘2010 is not 1992,’ Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday hit back saying if Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and BJP behave in a responsible manner after September 30, he will reconsider his statement.