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Mother Teresa

    If you judge people, you have no time to love them
                            - Mother Teresa

Hundreds of devotees gathered in West Bengal to celebrate Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday....
A special Mass was held at the cathedral ahead of her birthday, which falls on Wednesday.
Albanian born Mother Teresa made Kolkata her home and dedicated her life to the service of poor and destitute children.Her wisdom and nobility spread far and wide and was adopted by many.
 
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The ruins of the 16th century town are out of bounds after sunset
Who doesn't love a good ghost story? We have all listened to them spellbound — during the ubiquitous load-shedding or on train journeys after which any trip down the dark corridor to the toilet became impossibility. But paradoxically, the more terrified we are, the better the story.

But what happens when terror meets travel? We're talking about a visit to a ghost town that is one of India's spookiest places. At the edge of the Sariska forest in Rajasthan lies the town of Bhangarh  whose haunted status is attracting scores of tourists these days. Definitely day, mind you, since the town is out of bounds after dark. A signboard displayed prominently by the ASI warns visitors: "Entering the borders of Bhangarh after sunset is strictly prohibited".

Such is the town's reputation that even the Archeological Survey of India doesn't have an office here though government rules state that every historical site must have an office of the ASI. The nearest one is a kilometre away — enough distance between officials and the spooks.

The haunted ruins of Bhangarh are now expected to be a big tourist draw during the Commonwealth Games. The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC)
 has included Bhangarh in a tour package especially designed for the games. "We chose this ‘ghost city' to boost tourism to the area," says Manjit Singh, chairman and MD, RTDC. But he smiles and adds, "We, of course, don't promise any paranormal activity."

So how did the ghosts get here? The story goes that this sixteenth century town, 80 km from Alwar in eastern Rajasthan, was home to a tantrik (a magician well-versed in the occult) named Singhia. The tantrik fell desperately in love with the kingdom's beautiful princess, Rani Ratnawati. Knowing that he would never be allowed to go near her, Singhia decided to use his dark powers to seduce her. He spotted the princess's maid buying oil and cast a spell on the oil. If the spell worked, on touching the oil, the princes would surrender herself to him.
 
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Agra Fort
Within a radius of 3 kilometres, on the banks of the river Yamuna, rises the crescent-like Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 foot high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan-i-khas, Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid. The fort has four gates and is enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sand stone. Many buildings were constructed within the fort of which very few remain till date. One of the most significant ones is the multistoreyed Jahangiri Mahal built by Akbar for his wife Jodha Bai.
 
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Maruti Suzuki A-Star Automatic
The ace car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has unveiled its latest A-Star Automatic in India that boasts off with modern 4-Speed Automatic transmission. Maruti A-Star utilizes slot shift mechanism for its transmission with 6 modes P, R, N, D, 3, 2 and L. It has ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 17 kmpl.

Maruti A Star automatic comes in the VXi trim including power windows, CD/MP3 player as standard apart from the Automatic and height adjustable driver seat. It features small footprint along with light control and power steering that makes it the best choice for women.

A-Star Automatic is available at the cost of Rs.4.34 Lakhs.
 
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                   ♥♥ Happy Independence Day ♥♥
                                   JAI HIND.... ...
               This is our 64th Independence Day!
              Freedom is not a Right but a Feeling!
               Let’s be proud to feel the Freedom!
                 Let’s say loud we are INDIANS!!!
     Let all of us get to-gather & Let’s Celebrate Our
                                    Freedom!
 
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TVS Electronics are intelligent to choose the right time for the right product. TVS is all set to launch the first keyboard incorporating the latest Rupee symbol on the Independence Day this August. The Gold Bharat keyboard is friendly with Windows and Linux OS.

It includes a cherry mechanical switch that can take up to 50 million keystrokes. The keys of this device are prevented from wear and tear by using laser etched keycaps. This keyboard can support many Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Assamese and more.

S. S. Raman, MD, TVS said, “We are proud to depict the Indian Rupee symbol in our keyboard and we are the first and only Indian manufacturer to do so. As the core Indian company, we believe in ‘Taking IT to the heart of India’ and this is our humble dedication to the nation this independence day. We are also facilitating faster and comprehensive rollout across all the products.”
 
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Microsoft, on Thursday announced to release Internet Explorer 9 beta on Sept. 15, in San Francisco. The company sent the invitation titled “Beauty of the Web” that included an HTML5 invitation site with an animated word game.

There are many speculations about the look of the new version where some say it will look like Chrome-like “tabs-on-top” or incorporation of an Office-like ribbon toolbar or some say it would resemble the Zune/Windows Phone 7 “Metro” look.

It would be friendly with upcoming web standards like HTML5, SVG, and CSS3. It also seems that the browser has integrated its new Chakra JavaScript engine directly into the browser code rather than as a separate script engine accessed via COM (Component Object Model) Internet Explorer General Manager Dean Hachamovitch claims that this approach “significantly improves performance for real world websites.”

The Microsoft team working on IE9 focuses on two objectives: speed and standards support. The XP users won’t be able to use this faster browser as for the speed enhancement; the browser takes advantage of graphics hardware acceleration using the version of DirectX present in Vista and Windows 7.
 
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British SUV maker Land Rover is all set to develop its models in India from 2011. The company would most probably start in Pune with the assembly of the Freelander that is sold in the U.S. as the LR2. Vehicles manufactured in India would attract import duty of only 60 percent which had been 106 percent earlier on fully built-up imported cars.

Land Rover has currently sold 195 vehicles in the first seven months of this year where 53 of them have been Freelanders. The Range Rover Sport which was launched in India in 2009 has 63 buyers till now.