Pakistan police training camp attacked

Unidentified gunmen armed with assault rifles and grenades made a violent attack on a police training school in eastern Pakistan city of Lahore on Monday, leaving the city overshadowed with terrorism threats.

The intense fighting between Pakistan military and police and the gunmen started from 7:30 a.m. local time in the second largest city in Pakistan and lasted about eight hours. Advisor on Prime Minister’s Interior Rehman Malik confirmed that four terrorists have been killed and the others have been arrested, but he did not give exact figure of the gunmen as well as the figure of casualties in the attack.

There is still conflicting reports on the casualties. Earlier reports said at least 25 people were killed and 90 others injured when the masked gunmen attacked the police.

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Ganguly not consulted on captaincy issue

The finest ever captain india has ever seen was not even consulted on the captaincy issue by the owner of KKR . sourav ganguly had to learn about the news through media , this is what he said ” I learnt about the captaincy issue from the press,” .

Earlier john buchanan the teams coach was against the fixed captain sheme as launched by sharuk khan . Ganguly said the final decision is with the team owner . He has not been in asituation where a team has 5 captains . It will be a tuff decision for sharukh to choose either the views of john buchanan  or sourav ganguly .

How to buy a NANO

Nano the world’s cheapest car priced at 1 lakh has marked its launch today in mumbai . Two varients of nano are being released . Application forms are available at select SBI branches for 300 rs . About 70% to 80% should be made as down payment . Booking starts from 9th april and delivery to start from june 2009 .
This car will give fuel average of 23.6 Km/L. 
Top speed of Nano will be 105 Km/hour.
Petrol tank of this car will have capacity of 15 litres. 
Nano will be available in three colours red, yellow and silver.
This car can accommodate 4-5 people.
Price to the distributor of Nano in Delhi will be Rs 1 Lakh and its actual price will be slightly more than 1 lakh for customers. 
This car will have 21% more interior space than Maruti 800 and it will be 8% small than Maruti 800.
Tata will launch one basic and two deluxe models (with AC) of this car. 
Team of 500 people have completed this dream of Tata.
Length of car is 3.1 meter and its width is 1.5 meter.
It will cost Rs 1.12 Lakh to 1.74 Lakh after all formalities. 
Its price in US dollar is around $ 2000 and Euro 1750.

Latest updates (23 March, 2009)-
Tata Nano will available in three models (Basic model, CX and LX)
Tata Nano will be available in the price of Rs 1.12 Lakh to Rs 1.73 Lakh.
Basic model will not have AC and Power steering, whereas CX model will have AC and LX model AC, power steering and power windows.
Tata has announced today that Tata Nano will also be available for online booking through Tatanao.com. People can find this option of online booking soon. 
People will also be able to download form for buying Tata Nano through the Tatanano.com. 
People will also be able to book this car through Nano 1300 retail centres available across 850 cities.
Tata Nano booking forms will also be available at selective State Bank of India branches. 
Tata Nano forms will be available on other Tata retail stores like Tata Indicom stores etc. 
Tata Nano form will cost Rs 300 and people will be required to pay Rs 2999 as booking fee which are addition to form cost. 
Only 1 Lakh Tata Nano car will be available for booking in first booking phase which will run between 9 April and 25 April. 
First one Lakh Nano buyers will get Tata Nano for Rs 1 Lakh only as committed by Tata, later Tata is likely to increase price of Tata Nano slightly due to increase in cost of basic material. 
Delivery of Tata Nano will start in July and people for delivery will be chosen with lucky draw. 
Tata Nano booking will be available through 30000 booking options in 1000 cities.

Pope’s comment on condom

Pope Benedict commented that condom use is aggravating the AIDS problem in Africa . France were the first to show displeasure on the pope’s commented saying that it considers such comments a threat to public health policies and the duty to protect life.

On Tuesday, the pope said AIDS cannot be overcome by the distribution of condoms. He said that condoms only increase the problem. This  contradicts the advice of many health officials, who recommend condoms as a way to prevent the spread of HIV, which causes AIDS.

Meanwhile, Pope Benedict met with Cameroon’s bishops Wednesday and urged them to defend the rights of the poor and the values of the traditional African family.

Best way to greet your loved ones

Birthdays , weddings, special moments of our loved ones are something not to be missed . Even if we are not near them we wish them with cards or calls . Netfuncards is a great site to visit the next time you think of wishing your loved ones . They have a wide array of greeting cards which are classified according to our needs ,they do provide free ecards for various events . If you think of sending a free party invitations to your friends or so you can do it through netfuncards . So the next time you think of wishing your loved ones have a visit to netfuncards . They have ecards, printable cards, screensavers, wallpapers etc which will be of great fun .

Charlie chaplin statue errupts violence in udipi

Kannada film director Hemanth Hedge’s  plan to erect a 67 feet statue of charlie chaplin for a film sequence, has been receiving support from various quarters. While 10 to 15 persons have offered their land for the statue, there’s also an online campaign in support of Hegde.

Hegde, in Bangalore to meet the film fraternity, told TOI that an online campaing “Save Chaplin on iPetitions” has been launched. Besides offers are pouring in from people across the state asking him to set up the statue on their land. “One such call was from Baindur (the place where he had planned to put up the statue ) in Udupi,” he said.

BJP activists in Udupi took exception to the statue being built for the Kannada film ‘Housefull’ on the ground that “Chaplin was a Christian and his contribution to India was nil. Hegde said he will meet Bangalore city police commissioner Shankar Bidari and chief secretary Sudhakar Rao on Monday for permission to stage a protest on March 19. He would also be calling on Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce president Jayamala to apprise her of the issue.

Illinos church firing

illinois church firing

The gunman, identified by authorities as a 27-year-old from Troy, strode toward the Rev. Fred Winters shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday, exchanged words with him, then fired a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol until it jammed. Churchgoers then wrestled him to the ground as he brandished a knife .Winters later died of his injuries.

Winters deflected the first of the gunman’s four rounds with a Bible, sending a confetti-like spray of paper into the air in a horrifying scene worshippers initially thought was a skit.

None of the about 150 worshippers attending the early morning service seemed to recognize the gunman, and investigators did not know details of Winters’ conversation with him .