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Recipe: Sheer Khurma May 26, 2015 18:47

Sheer kurma is a dessert recipe prepared by using milk and dates. It is a traditional muslim festival breakfast dessert, usually prepared during festivals like Eid, Ramzan/Ramadan. It is prepared in easy way by using following method of preparation.Ingredients5 cups full cream milk50 gm roasted vermicelli-broken into small pieces50 gm dried coconut-grated1/2 cup sugar2 green cardamoms2 Tbsp chopped dates10-12 raisins1/4 cup almonds-blanched and cut into pieces1/2 tsp khus (vetiver)2-3 vark leaves(silver foil commonly found on barfis)Method of preparation:In a wide pan simmer the milk till it thickens to the consistency of cream.Add the vermicelli, coconut, sugar, cardamom, dates and half of the raisins and almondsBring to boil and then simmer for about 5 minutes.Add the vetiver. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with the silver leaves and the rest of the almonds and raisins.Serve hot or cold.By Lizitha

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Bofors Guns are Good: Parrikar May 26, 2015 18:39

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday stated that the Swedish Bofors guns are of good quality, but he doesn't want to say a word on President Pranab Mukherjee's remarks. So much of  controversy surrounded his comments that Bofors acquisition was a "media trial"."I can only certify that Bofors guns are good. I do not make any statement on President's statement. If you ask me about quality of Bofors guns, then they are good," Parrikar told reporters here.Earlier, President Mukherjee while giving an interview to a Swedish daily, says, "First of all - it is yet to be to be established that there was a scandal. No Indian court has established it. I was the defence minister of the country long after Bofors, and all my generals certified that this is one of the best guns we are having. Till today, Indian army is using it”."The so-called scandal which you talk of, yes, in the media, it was there. There was a media trial. But I'm afraid, let us not be too much carried (away) by publicity."However, the video of the interview shows no such comments being made by the President, who is scheduled to visit Sweden next month.The scam of procurement of 155mm howitzer field Bofors guns shook the then Rajiv Gandhi government and cause the defeat in the 1989 elections for Congress Government. - Manohar

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Check Uttharakhand 12th class results here May 26, 2015 18:29

Uttarakhand Board 12th class results 2015 were declared on Tuesday. The candidates who attended the exam can check the results through the official website uaresults.nic.in How to check the results?Log in to official website uaresults.nic.in Find the link x11 examination results 2015 Click on the link which further redirects into a fresh pageEnter your hall ticket number in the appropriate box Also enter the code mentioned above the 'security code' box in the allocated box. Then click on the button 'Get result'.Your result which contains your details would be out now.   The candidates who are qualified in the above exam are eligible to apply for the higher studies. On the other hand, the unqualified students can check the official website for regular updates regarding the supplementary exams. As per the reports, a total of 1,45,914 students have appeared for UK Board 12th Class exam 2015.  Uttarakhand Board exams are conducted by Directorate of School Education. With its headquarters at Nalapani Road, Tapovan, Dehradun, the DSE has been at the forefront of Uttarakhand government's endevour to provide quality education to students in the state.Click on the link to go to official website  uaresults.nic.inBy Phani

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Women brain changes after pregnancy May 26, 2015 18:17

Recent study has found that pregnancy and motherhood could stimulate certain permanent changes in the brain. "Our most recent research shows that previous motherhood alters cognition and neuroplasticity in response to hormone therapy, demonstrating that motherhood permanently alters the brain," said researcher Liisa Galea from University of British Columbia in Canada. The study focused on a specific brain region, called the hippocampus, which has important roles in memory and spatial ability, such as navigational skills.Lead author Dr. Liisa concluded that hormones have a profound impact on minds and pregnancy is a life-changing event, resulting in marked alterations in the psychology and physiology of a woman, so these factors should be taken into account when treating brain disorders in women.The research findings were presented at the 9th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting.By Lizitha

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Google focuses on 3 projects in Hyderabad May 26, 2015 17:59

Google is investing Rs 1,500 crore in a new campus in Hyderabad, reckoned to be its biggest outside the US. Speaking about the project, Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana's IT secretary said, “Google is focusing on three key projects from its upcoming Hyderabad campus, including its super-fast Google Fibre broadband services, Street View and Google Education". "Google Inc will shortly depute internal teams for driving all three activities from Telangana where it plans to build a new campus that will house some 13,000 staff," he further said."Google planned to invest Rs 1,500 crore in the campus rollout over the next four years for its growing local team". It was known that  the Telangana government delegation was led by IT minister KT Rama Rao which also included Sujai Karampuri, director (electronics) and Amarnath Reddy Atmakuri, Chief Relations Officer. Among them Ranjan was a key member of the delegation.However, there is no such official announcement from Google regarding the rollout investment details or its upcoming activities there. "On the campus side, it is still very early days, so we don't have all the details, but will share more as our plans come together," one of the company member said.On the other side, the Telangana government's claims, Google said, "it has no immediate plans to expand Google Fibre to India as it is still busy growing its presence in a number of US cities". Telangana's IT secretary Ranjan, however, maintained that Google would "shortly send an internal team to examine the pros and cons of rolling out its high-speed fibre broadband services in both urban and rural homes across the state". If the sources are to be believed, Google's internal team would examine the existing fibre topography of key cities and towns in Telangana and also explore infrastructure-sharing options since leveraging existing infrastructure would cut greenfield fibre broadband deployment costs for delivering affordable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services.Till date, except in Kansas city, Google's ultra-fast fibre-based internet service is not available in any other place. But now the officials are planning to roll out in other US cities such as Austin, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Provo, Raleigh-Durham, and Salt Lake City, along with 34 other cities.   By Phani

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Super computers for advanced research May 26, 2015 17:49

India will be employing super computers, predominantly for defense research and predicting climatic changes by 2022. The grid-like setup of these research facilities have been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. Supercomputers will be having capacities ranging from 0.5 petaFlops to 20 petaFlops. (A petaFlop is the measure of a computer’s processing speed). One petaFlop machine is capable of one quadrillion mathematical computations per second. By the time this project begins its operations at full steam, the speed of the supercomputers will reach 50 petaFlops, that’s an impressive 50 quadrillion mathematical computation per second."The project, which costs around Rs. 4,500 crore is in its nascent stage. It will come up with association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Information and Technology (DIT). These super computers will be in different parts of the country," Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary of DST, said. "We will be having these computers across the country where scientists can come and do their research. These can do calculations which your normal desktop or laptop cannot. It can help in defense simulation, computing, biology and material science and earth science," Sharma said. "Many companies have scientists doing their research. They need not go abroad for their research and can instead use these super computers," Sharma added. The areas of R&D to benefit from these supercomputers include defense, biology, weather forecast, climate change and early warning defense systems. Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC); the Indian Institute of Science (IISc); the Department of Science and Technology; and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology will be the prime beneficiaries of this project.Government of India has already started the process of setting up of 70 supercomputers in the country in the process to support advanced research in the different fields for use by the government agencies and also the private sector.The government, has to face challenges before the plan gets fully functional. The first challenge will be to build software and hardware infrastructure for such a large-scale project and make applications for these super computers.By Premji

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Aam Aadmi Party's 100 days in Power May 26, 2015 17:12

Aam Aadmi Party founder and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has completed 100 days in Power and the muffler man holds a public meeting to mark 100 days of the AAP government amid comments over a notification giving Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung all powers over posting of officials including transfers.At a meeting of its legislators on Sunday, the Aam Aadmi Party described the home ministry notification of Thursday as "unconstitutional", and “shadow boxing” the government has decided to call a special assembly session from May 26-27 to discuss the central order."The notification that the central government has brought is not only unconstitutional, but it is against the basic principles of democracy," the party said.Added another AAP legislator Alka Lamba: "If the chief minister doesn't have a right to appoint and suspend officials, then how is an elected government of Delhi supposed to fight corrupt officials?""After discussion (in the assembly), if needed, we will go to the court," she said."The anti-corruption helpline is in place to check corruption. Party MLAs are reaching out to the people and solving their problems. We will tell the people about the work the government is doing," says the party sources.AAP keeps tooting its own horn in a series of tweets -- about the continuous supply of power despite acute summer, steps taken to fight pollution, opening of a water treatment plant at Dwarka and a move to issue stamp vendor licenses online.It said that in a bid to control price rise, the Delhi government plans to procure 10,000 tones of potatoes and onions through government agency NAFED.It said it had provided relief to traders by allowing carry forward of refund of VAT and extending the date of filing R9 Form -- a long-standing demand of the city's trading community.The government also said frequent checks were made on government hospitals, transport buses and bus stations in a bid to ensure that users got the services they deserved.On the other hand, AAP leaders continue to attack Narendra Modi government for trying to run the Delhi government through proxy."Criticism is fine but agenda-driven journalism is wrong," he said. "Question us, criticise us, hang us if we are corrupt or wrong but don't spread false rumours," said Manish Sisodia said. - Manohar

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Download SBI SO 2015 admit cards May 26, 2015 16:38

It is known that the SBI notification regarding the recruitment of Specialist officers is out for the year 2015. State Bank of India has decided to organize the Specialist officer Recruitment Exam 2015 on 14th  June 2015. The candidates who applied for the exam before, should download the admit card from the official website www.sbi.co.in. Along with the admit card, the candidates are advised to carry a photo ID proof. The candidates should reach the allotted centre 30 minutes before the start of the exam to avoid last minute confusion. Admit card for SBI specialist officer 2015:The admit cards will be available in the official website from 1 st June 2015. So the candidates are advised to not to wait for last minute for downloading the cards as there might be server issues. It would be better, if those are downloaded as early as possible.  How to download?:Log in to official website www.sbi.co.inFind the link download SBI SO 2015 admit cardsClick on the link which redirects to a pageFill the registration number and your DOB in the appropriate columnsYour admit card which specifies your details would be out now. For more updates check the official website sbi.co.in  By Phani

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Free WIFI in these railway stations May 26, 2015 16:02

In all the major railway stations in the city like Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Kachiguda and also in Vijayawada railway stations, free WIFI services have been launched from Tuesday. After launching WIFI services at Tank Bund, there is a positive response from the citizens  towards the government. Many of them are availing this facility and found it useful. So, the officials have started implementing the same services in railway stations of the twin cities and also in Vijayawada.To avail this facility at the Secunderabad railway station, the citizens should be close to the foot over bridge and through their mobile phones can connect to the WIFI called railway MTS.Not only this, the officials are even planning to avail the WIFI facilities in various express and premier trains that travel through the Secunderabad railway station.     Along with these, the officials are further planning to introduce WIFI in more cities of both the Telugu states and regarding this, Gigabyte ethernet switch costing Rs.50 lakh would be arranged. Till date, this facility is available only in Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore railway stations,. By the end of this financial year, the south central railway zone is planning to introduce WIFI services in 74 other railway stations.  By Phani

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Mahindra & Mahindra, has rolled out XUV500 facelift May 26, 2015 15:40

Mahindra & Mahindra, has rolled out the 2015 Mahindra XUV500 face lift in India at a starting price of Rs. 11.21 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new styling, up-market cabin and a few mechanical updates, makes the new XUV500 a better product. The company has also introduced a new top-end model - the W10 - priced at Rs. 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The different variants and its price ex showroom New Delhi are given below.1. 2015 Mahindra XUV500 W4 – INR 11.21 lakhs2. 2015 Mahindra XUV500 W6 – INR 12.48 lakhs3. 2015 Mahindra XUV500 W8 – INR 14.18 lakhs4. 2015 Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD – INR 14.99 lakhs5. 2015 Mahindra XUV500 W10 – INR 14.99 lakhs6. 2015 Mahindra XUV500 W10 AWD – INR 15.99 lakhsThe front fascia of the XUV500 facelift is redesigned with new headlight enclosures and S-shape LED light guides. The front bumper has chrome-plated Foglight enclosures and new air damps. 2015 XUV500 gets new 10-spoke alloy wheels and chrome lining for the windows and comes in two new colors, Sunset Orange and Pearl White. 2015 Mahindra XUV500 has features such as a passive keyless entry with push button start, an electric sunroof with anti-pinch function, logo projection lamps on the wing mirrors, 6-way power adjustable driver seat, 7-inch touchscreen navigation system with reverse camera, Mahindra BlueSense app, dual-tone black-and-beige dashboard, beige leather seats and ‘Icy Blue’ lighting.The new XUV500 has a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine which produces 140 bhp and 330 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. Improved dynamic torque and the fuel efficiency of the SUV with a new ECU. A Brake Energy Recuperation System is fitted on the XUV500. Enhanced suspension at the front and rear promises all-round stability and better comfort. The XUV500 facelift also has a  ESP-9 with a rollover mitigation system for better control."We plan to launch nine products including two all-new compact SUVs and refreshes of current models during the current fiscal," said Powan Goenka, executive director, Mahindra & Mahindra during the launch. After the launch of the 2015 XUV500 facelift, Mahindra & Mahindra announced that they will be launching 9 more cars this year, out of which 3 will be all new, 3 major refreshes and 3 minor refreshes.The face lifted XUV 500 will compete with Nissan Terrano, Tata Safari Storme and Renault Duster in the segment. The company plans to explore and increase the share in the Indian market of SUVs from the existing 15% to something similar to the global SUV market of about 40%. Mahindra already enjoys a market share of 60%.Mahindra claims, that it is the India's fastest selling SUV with 1,00,000 units were sold in just less than 3 years. It sold 36,229 units between Oct 11 and Sept 12. The New Age XUV 500 has two major things going for it - price and the features. The top end new W10 variant is a full Rs. 82,000 cheaper than the Innova ZX which is priced at Rs.15,81,000 ex showroom Delhi. It also offers increased fuel efficiency of 16 kmpl.Company aspires to its customer base with a completely home-built product from the Chakan-Pune India plant. The vehicle is most likely to go for global markets too. Most of the vehicle parts are 90% localized and the company is exploring new ways to make the product 100% localized. Make in India is a very big boost for company’s this aspiration.By Premji

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