Friday, September 17, 2010

Accidental blast kills 60 in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Blast Kills 60 People

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A truck carrying explosives accidentally detonated outside a police station in eastern Sri Lanka Friday, killing at least 60 people, government officials said.
"Sixty people inside the police station have been killed. Most of them are policemen," military spokesman Major-General Ubaya Medawela said. He said three containers of dynamite had been stored at the police station for safety reasons.

The blast took place in the Batticaloa district, a former conflict area where the government has initiated a major construction drive following the end of the three-decade civil war with Tamil Tiger rebels last year, military spokesman Lakshman Hulugalla said.

The now-defeated rebels once controlled the area, and carried out hundreds of bombings against government targets and civilians there. The government has launched reconstruction projects to build roads, reservoirs and other infrastructure in the region.

The truck was parked next to the police station in Karadiyanaru, near the eastern port of Batticaloa, when it exploded, Medawela said. The explosives were to be delivered to a rock quarry, he said.

Hulugalla said the explosives were to be used in a construction project being carried out by a Chinese firm. He ruled out any possibility of sabotage, calling it "an accidental explosion."

The dead included two construction workers from China, and the station suffered significant damage, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said.

Earlier reports had suggested the explosion was linked to a police ammunition dump.

Nokia X2 price in India at Rs. 6,579

Nokia, the Finnish handset maker launched the new Nokia X2 in India with a price tag of Rs. 6579. The music mobile phone, Nokia X2 was promised to be launched at a price of Rs. 5,999 earlier by the company in April this year but due to some reason the launch got delayed and even the price got revised. The latest X-series phone by Nokia is offered as a music phone packed with features for music lovers.

Nokia X2 features music perks which is its strongest selling point. The handset supports dedicated music keys with dual speakers, Stereo FM radio with bilt-in antenna and Bluetooth 2.1 fir wireless music entertainment wherever you go. The users also get a 3.5mm headphone jack and transfer music with its full speed USB 2.0. Music experience can be further enhanced with Ovi Player PC client and Windows Media Player11.The music player comes with extended playlist support for MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC + and WMA formats.

The other features and specifications of Nokia X2 include 2.2 inch QVGA screen, Bluetooth and 16 GB expandable memory. This candy bar device is slim and measures 13mm thin and weighs just about 81 gms. It has a 5 MP camera with flash light that can be used as a torch also, 4X smooth zoom and background processing. It provides an easy access to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter which can be directly made via homescreen. The phone comes with a video recorder, instant access to apps from Ovi Store and comes with Nokia Messaging for email and Instant Messaging.

The new Nokia X2 runs on Symbian S40 OS and features Adobe FlashLite support 3.0. The handset offers support for GPRS and EGPRS data connection modes and serves as a data modem. Nokia X2 offers ful web browsing of real web pages and supports video streaming as well. The phone comes in two color options namely, black and red and blue and silver.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

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57th National Awards 2010: 57th National Film Awards 2010 Winners list

World’s largest film industry Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan wins another National film awards.

The Bollywood’s Big B was adjudged Best Actor for his role in the famous Hindi movie ‘Paa’.

The living legend Mr Amitabh Bachchan also has completed his hat-trick of the national film awards.

The 57th National film awards 2010 was announced on Wednesday 15th September afternoon.

Distinguished film director Rituparno Ghosh was declared as Best Director for Bengali film Abohomaan.

The Abhishek Bachchan lead role movie ‘Delhi 6′ claimed the award for national integrity while Aamir Khan’s blockbuster ’3 Idiots’ won the national award in the most popular film category.

Malayalam film ‘Kutty Srank’ was declared Best Film while “Well Done Abba” clinched the award for Best film on social issues.

Below is the list of 57th National Film Awards 2010 Winners:-

Best Actress award went in favour of Ananya Chatterjee for her role in Abohomaan.

Best Camerawork National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Anjali Shukla.

Best Sound Engineer National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Oscar winner Resul Pookutty

Best Supporting role (Male) National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Farooq Sheikh for the film Lahore

Best Supporting role (Female) National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Arundhati Naag for the film Paa

Best Playback singer (Male) National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Rupam Islam

Best Playback singer (Female) National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Niranjana Sarkar (Housefull)

Best Music National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Dev D

Best lyrics National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Swananad Kirkirey for the film 3 Idiots

Best Music Director National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Amit Trivedi for the film Dev D

Best Child Film National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Ottani Pati and Kesu

Best Child actor National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Jiva and Anba Karasu

Best Music score National Film Awards 2010 Winner: Illayaraja for Pazhassi Raja

Best Choreography National Film Awards 2010 Winner: K Shivashankar for film Magadheera.

Skeleton of 18th century whale found in London

Francis Grew, senior archaeology curator at the Museum of London, poses for a photo with the bones of a North Atlantic right whale which were found in the river Thames at Greenwich, at the Museum of London Docklands, September 9, 2010.

The skeleton of a huge whale, thought to have been butchered for its meat, bone and oils 300 years ago, has been discovered by archaeologists on the banks of London's River Thames.

The remains of the headless beast, the now rare North Atlantic Right whale, were found submerged in the thick foreshore mud at Greenwich, an historic maritime centre in the east of the city.

"This is probably the largest single `object' ever to have been found on an archaeological dig in London," said Francis Grew, a senior curator at the Museum of London.

"Whales occasionally swim into the Thames, and there are historical accounts of the enormous public excitement they engendered."

Historians believe the creature, estimated to have been 16 metres (52 feet) long, may have foundered in the river in the 17th to 18th centuries, or could have been caught by one of the many whaling ships that operated from close by.

The skeletal remains, which weigh half a tonne and are up to four metres wide have been perfectly preserved by the anaerobic nature of the sediment.

Experts say the whale's resting place is inconsistent with a natural beaching and that it was probably dragged tail-first up onto the river bank to be butchered.

Whale oil was used for domestic lighting, while whalebone (baleen) had multiple uses, including for the manufacture of fancy jewellery, combs, riding crops and even ladies' corsets. Most of the items would have been taken from the front of the carcass which has been hacked off.

A piece of missing bone from one of the massive vertebrae suggests the animal may have been harpooned, or that gaff-hooks were used to secure the carcass after slaughter.

It is on display until September 14 at the Museum of London's Docklands exhibition site and will then be shipped to London's Natural History Museum for further study.

Tim Bradley, of Pre-Construct Archaeology, whose team first spotted the monster find, said recovering its remains was no easy task.

"When the archaeologist on site phoned me to say what he'd found I thought he was joking ... among other things it broke the suspension on our van."