Sunday, 8 January 2012

अन्ना टीम' नहीं, 'मतलबी टीम': ठाकरे

Balasaheb Thakre
शिव सेना प्रमुख बाल ठाकरे ने समाजसेवी अन्ना हजारे के सहयोगियों किरन बेदी, अरविंद केजरीवाल और मनीष सिसोदिया की आलोचना करते हुए इन्हें 'निर्थक एवं मतलबी लोगों के समूह' की संज्ञा दी।

ठाकरे ने कहा, ''वे मामूली कारणों से भूख हड़ताल पर चले जाते हैं। किसी की मांग करते हैं और उसे पूरा करने के लिए मजबूर करते हैं। यह 'राजनीतिक बलात्कार' के अलावा और कुछ नहीं। इस देश में यह क्या हो रहा है।''
शिव सेना प्रमुख ने अन्ना पर हमला बोलते हुए उनके बहुप्रचारित लोकपाल विधेयक के विषय में जानना चाहा। ठाकरे ने पूछा कि क्या इस देश को लोकपाल विधेयक की जरूरत है। अन्ना के सहयोगियों पर ठाकरे ने कहा कि वे सरकार के साथ धोखा कर रहे हैं और शांति भूषण प्रकरण से यह सिद्ध भी हो गया।
शिव सेना प्रमुख ने इन आंदोलनों का कारण केंद्र सरकार के मंत्रियों की शिथिलता को बताया। उन्होंने कहा, ''यह सब इसलिए हो रहा है क्योंकि केंद्र सरकार पंगु एवं कमजोर है। कौन हैं चिदम्बरम एवं एंटनी? क्या वे ऐसे उंचे पद के योग्य हैं।''
ठाकरे ने कहा कि इन दिनों भूख हड़ताल पर बैठना कुछ लोगों के लिए फैशन हो गया। यह साक्षात्कार 23 जनवरी को ठाकरे के 86वें जन्म दिन के मद्देनजर लिया गया है।

Warren Buffett to sing online in China

Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving China the old song and dance routine. Literally.
He’s recorded a video for this year’s Spring Festival gala which will be aired online for the Chinese New Year, according to a report from state news agency Xinhua.
Wang Pingjiu, a production executive from China Network Television says Buffett sings and plays the guitar in the video, but did not disclose what song is involved.
“We all know that Buffett is good at investment, but few knew he also did well in singing," Wang was quoted as saying.

In addition to his investing prowess, Buffett’s long been known for his passion for the ukulele – you can watch his 2007 performance at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder’s meeting here. He also showed off his musical talents inthis 2010 ad for his insurance company Geico, where he impersonated Guns N’ Roses start Axl Rose (pictured above).
The online gala is targeted at younger viewers, and will include Chinese celebrity Jackie Chan along with a number of viral videos and short films. CCTV says last year’s version got 12 million views.
Buffett’s reach will be much larger if his video makes the television version of the Spring Festival Gala. The program, a Chinese cultural staple, is one of the world’s most watched television shows. The past few years around 400 million viewers have tuned in, nearly one in three people in China. Competition for sponsorship is intense, with companies paying up to $30 million for the best time slots.

Ankita Lokhande - Biography


  • Ankita Lokhande ( Marathiअंकिता लोखंडे ) born Tanuja Lokhande in IndoreIndia is an Indian television actor best known for playing the role of Archana in Pavitra Rishta. She was born on 19 December 1984 in Indore. She was a part of Zee cine stars ki khoj and also earned many accolades from directors such as Mahesh Manjrekar, Satish Kaushik. She was supposedly to begin her TV career with "baali umar ko salaam" with Jai Soni, but that serial got dropped due to some reason. She,then, began her television career by playing the lead role in Ekta Kapoor's Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV opposite Sushant Singh Rajput now Hiten Tejwani. She then participated in the fourth season of the dancing show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, with choreographer Nishant Bhatt.

She has participated in Comedy Circus on Sony tv and comedy ka daily soap. Currently she is playing the role of Archana in Ekta Kapoor's Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV.

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Anna may be discharged from hospital today

Social Activist Anna Hazare
Pune: Social activist Anna Hazare is expected to be discharged from a hospital here on Sunday after eight days of treatment, an aide said. 
Hazare, 74, who is suffering from a chest infection, was rushed to the Sancheti Hospital here December 31. His condition has now improved and stabilised, but he has been advised complete rest for at least a month.
In the past couple of days, Hazare was seen cycling on an exercycle in the hospital and appeared fit and healthy. 
However, a few medical test reports are awaited by Saturday evening after which the doctors will take a final decision to discharge him, the aide said.
In view of health concerns, Hazare has also decided against campaigning in the forthcoming assembly elections in five states. He is expected to leave for his Ralegan Siddhi village and take rest there, the aide said. 


Saturday, 7 January 2012

Pavitra Rishta Cast

Archana (Manav) Deshmukh (Ankita Lokhande) is the main character of Pavitra Rishta. She is not well-educated, and this acts as a barrier to her marriage. She handles all the chores of her house and makes her mother comfortable. She gets married to Manav but, owing to unfavourable circumstances, they are divorced. She leaves for Bangalore and comes back after one year, having completing her education. She has now remarried Manav, whom she loves.
Manav Deshmukh (Sushant Singh Rajput / Hiten Tejwani) is the leading male character. He works as a mechanic in a garage to earn a living for his family. He, too, is not well-educated. He has no dreams of his own. He works hard to support his family financially.
Savita (Damodar) Deshmukh (Usha Nadkarni) is Manav's mother. SShe initially hated Archana and desperately wanted Manav to divorce her and marry Shravani, but later she started loving Archana like her own daughter. Now that Manav has re-married Archana, she hates Archana again and drives them out of the house. She has gotten more selfish, as shown when she takes baby Sachin away from Shravani. Her greed for wealth makes her appear bad, but she loves her family wholeheartedly.
Damodar Deshmukh (Ajay Wadavkar) is Manav's father. He quarrels with Savita all the time. He is happy now that Archana and Manav have reunited.
Sulochana (Manhohar) Karanjkar (Savita Prabhune) is Archana's mother who loves and cares for her and her other two daughters.
Manohar Karanjkar (Kishor Govind Mahabole) is father of Archana. He loves his daughters and can go to any limit to protect their happiness. He undoubtedly is an ideal dad.
Varsha (Satish) Deshpande (Priya Marathe) is sister of Archana. She is married to Satish. She is a career woman who took time off work for two years after her marriage and is now adamant on returning. She doesn't want to have a baby, much to her mother-in-law's dismay. However, after receiving an interview call, she discovers she is pregnant. Later she has an abortion without consulting anyone, which creates problems with her in-laws, but Satish forgives her. Varsha has had medical problems after her abortion and her doctor has told Satish that she can never be pregnant again. Varsha is shattered after overhearing this in a conversation between Vaishali and Archana. She later abducts Archana's son Soham and is presumed dead when she falls into a river.
Satish Deshpande (Anurag Sharma) loves Varsha and married her. He tries to help everyone in his family who has problems. He still supports Varsha after finding out about her affair with his brother-in-law, Ashwin. After Ashwin told a lie about Varsha, Varsha's whole family went against her. Only Satish defended her, thinking she is innocent. Satish then meets one of Varsha's former friends and accomplice of Ashwin, Rashmi, and gathered evidence against his brother-in-law. He then shows the evidence to his older sister Urmilla (Ashwin's wife), and she severs ties with Ashwin. He was originally supposed to marry Varsha's older sister, Archana. He is one of the few characters who supports and understands Manav.
Vinod Karanjkar (Parag Tyagi) is Archana's brother. He is married to Manjusha. He earns very low in his house. He has two daughters. Because Manjusha's can't seem to fit in a joint family, he shifted out in a separate flat. He has returned back to his parents' home. He is often influenced by his wife and participates in humiliating Manav. Archana severs ties with him after knowing that Manjusha accused Manav of stealing money. He is naive and stupid and always supports Manjusha not knowing her hidden motives.
Manjusha (Vinod) Karanjkar (Swati Anand) is Vinod's wife. She has a very negative approach towards her mother-in-law and Vinod’s sisters. She always gets into fights with Sulochana because of her blind trust in her mother and brother. She often makes devious plans to hurt Vinod's family and has been exposed many times. Her in-laws always forgive her and hope that she will improve. She particularly despises Manav and Archana. Manjusha is a greedy woman and ultimately wants her in-laws' assets to herself alone. She tried to frame Manav for stealing 100,000 rupees from Vinod. Later she is exposed by Archana and told to leave the house. She comes back, but everyone is still mad at her.
Vaishali (Dharmesh) Jaipurwala (Prarthana Behere / Madhumita Das) is the youngest sister of Archana. She always supports Archana and her mother just like Varsha. She is now married to Dharmesh Jaipurwala, Satish's former business partner. Vaishali finds out of Dharmesh's secret marriage and is shattered.
Dharmesh Jaipurwala (Sumit Arora) is the husband of Archana's youngest sister, Vaishaili. He is Satish's business partner. He fell in love with Vaishaili and proposed in front of her parents. He is very strict in his business principles and refuses to let his relationships or feelings get in the way. He wants his sister-in-law Archana to forget Manav and move on with her life and suggests her marriage to Jaywant. He wears glasses, is shorter and small in size ,has a paunch and is kind of a jerk. He also has another secret relationship (second wife and child) out of this marriage, who live in Pune. He can fall to any level to protect his skin.
Madhuri (Dharmesh) Jaipurwala (Divjot Sabarwal) is Dharmesh's first wife. They were married secretly long before Dharmesh got married to Vaishali. Dharmesh's parents as well as Vaishali and her family are oblivious of this prior relationship. Madhuri is aware of Dharmesh's second marriage and life in Mumbai. Madhuri lives in Pune with her son Varun. She is a simple woman, who has accepted this way of life, that she has to live alone despite having a husband. She only wants her ill child to become healthy, after which she intends to walk out of Dharmesh's life forever.
Rasika Lokhande (Smita Oak) is Manjusha's and Ajit's mother. Hates everyone apart from her children. She is a very vengeful person and wants to ruin the lives of Achana, Manav and their families. In one episode, Savita yelled at her for burning Vandita's hand.
Ajit Lokhande (Pankaj Vishnu) was an evil soul. He was the main reason for Manav and Archana's divorce. Later he molested Vandita and tricked her into marrying him, thus getting closer to Manav and Archana's famiy and ruining them for personal reasons. That was a year ago. Now he has transformed into a good being and is very supportive of Manav. He and Vandita try to help Manav to get back with Archana.
Vandita (Ajit) Lokhande (Yamini Thakur) is Manav's sister. Ajit molests her and then in public tells everyone that he raped her. She marries him because he and his mother blackmailed her into it. Ajit even beats her at times. But as time passes his attitude changes. Ajit now respects his wife and tries to be nice with her. Vandita has been instrumental in managing their family when they suffered hard times. Ajit is now supportive of Vandita and makes her complete her studies.
DK Korludsker (Naved Aslam) is Manav's boss and very close to Manav .
Ashna (DK) Korludsker (Manasi Salvi) is DK's wife and Manav's Boss and very close to Manav and Archana .
Sachin Sachin Deshmukh (Puru Chibber) is Sachin and Shravani's son. He has now been adopted by Manav and Archana .
Soham Manav Deshmukh is Manav and Archana's son.
Tejswani Manav Deshmukh (Mrinalini Tyagi) is Manav and Archana's twin daughter.
Ovi Manav Deshmukh (Shruti Kanwar) is Manav and Archana's twin daughter.
Pooni Vinod Karanjkar (Jia Mustafa) is Vinod and Manjusha's daughter.
Ruchi Vinod Karanjkar (Meghna Kinare) is Vinod and Manjusha's second daughter.
Varun Dharmesh Jaipurwala is Dharmesh and Madhuri's son.
Aniket Dharmesh Jaipurwala (Nivin Ramani) is Dharmesh and Vaishali's son.
Munni Lokhande is Vandita and Ajit's daughter.
Arjun DK Korludsker (Rithvik Dhanjani) is DK and Ashna's son.
Purvi (Asha Negi) is Archana's Adopted daughter.
Ashwin Sagar (Amit Sareen) is Varsha's old boss and ex-beau who blackmails her and sinfully loves her even though both are married.
Shravani Mahadik (Pooja Pihal) loved Sachin. After his death she learns that she's pregnant. On Savita's suggestion, she decides to marry Manav after his divorce. She falls in love with Manav and wholeheartedly tries to separate him from Archana. Because of the death of Manav's uncle on their scheduled wedding day, Manv and Shravani don't get married. After realizing that Manav will never be happy without Archana, she breaks off the marriage and sacrifices her love. She has a son named Sachin who is taken away from her by Savita. She has now moved to the US.
Jaywant Rane (Mahesh Shetty) is a villain. He gets engaged to Archana after her divorce.. He plans to marry Archana only to further his own interests and intends to kick her out of his house after one year. But Satish finds out the truth by accident and tells Archana to marry Manav instead. Archana flees to marry Manav. Jaywant is very insulted by this incident and wants to separate Manav and Archana. He is copiously making plans with Manjusha to help him.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Al-Qaida, Taliban seek Pakistani militants' help

Prominent al-Qaida and Afghan Taliban fighters asked Pakistani militants in a pair of rare meetings to set aside their differences and step up support for the battle against U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, militant commanders said Monday.
The meetings were held in Pakistan's tribal region in November and December at the request of the Afghan Taliban's leadership council. They could indicate the militants are struggling in Afghanistan, or conversely, that they want to make sure they hit U.S. forces hard as the Americans accelerate their withdrawal this year. That could give the Taliban additional leverage in any peace negotiations.

Pakistani militants have long been split over where they should focus their fighting. The Pakistani Taliban have concentrated on toppling their own government, although they have sent some fighters to Afghanistan. Other Pakistani groups based in the tribal region have almost exclusively directed their attacks against foreign forces in Afghanistan."For God's sake, forget all your differences and give us fighters to boost the battle against America in Afghanistan," senior al-Qaida commander Abu Yahya al-Libi told Pakistani fighters at a meeting on Dec. 11, according to a militant who attended.

The group has fractured into more than 100 smaller factions, a process that some analysts have suggested would take a toll on militants fighting in Afghanistan by making it increasingly difficult for them to find recruits, as well as restricting territory in Pakistan available to them.The Pakistani Taliban, an umbrella organization set up in 2007 to represent roughly 40 insurgent groups, has also been split by infighting over turf and leadership positions after commanders were killed by the Pakistani military and U.S. drone strikes.
Other prominent Pakistani militant leaders who attended included Mehsud's deputy, Waliur Rehman, and two commanders who have focused on fighting in Afghanistan, Maulvi Nazir and Gul Bahadur, Ehsan said. Also there was Sirajuddin Haqqani, an Afghan militant based in North Waziristan who leads one of the most feared groups fighting in Afghanistan.Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud attended the two meetings on Nov. 27 in Wana, the main town in South Waziristan, and Dec. 11 in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told The Associated Press.

The four Pakistani commanders and Haqqani agreed to form a council to resolve differences, said two Pakistani Taliban commanders who attended the meetings. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.The Afghan Taliban fighters at the meetings included Zabiullah Mujahid, a well-known spokesman, and Maulvi Sangin, who claims to have custody of U.S. Army Pvt. Bowe R. Bergdahl, captured in Afghanistan in 2009.
A pamphlet handed out in North Waziristan over the past two days announced the formation of the five-member committee, saying it was established in consultation with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the name given to the country by the Taliban. It called on Pakistani militants to coordinate with each other and "avoid unwarranted killings and kidnappings for ransom."
"If any holy warrior is found involved in an unjustified murder or crime, he will be answerable to the committee and could face Islamic punishment," said the pamphlet, a copy of which was obtained by the AP.
Al-Libi, the al-Qaida commander, asked the Pakistani militants to provide additional fighters to the Afghan Taliban in March, when the snow melts from the passes connecting Pakistan and Afghanistan and the spring fighting season begins.
Ehsan, the Pakistani Taliban spokesman, said the militants agreed, but that did not mean the group would end its fight against the Pakistani government. "We will continue our jihad against Pakistani security forces," Ehsan pledged.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Obama signs bill to suspend $1.1 bn aid to Pak

WASHINGTON : US president Barack Obama has signed into law a massive $662-billiondefence spending bill that also seeks to suspend a big chunk of $1.1 billion military aid to Pakistan, despite his "serious reservations" about provisions regulating detention and prosecution of suspected terrorists. 

"I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists ," Obama said in a statement after signing the bill in Hawaii, where the First Family is currently on the year-end vacation. 

The $662-billion defence authorization bill for the year 2012, among other things, seeks to suspend 60% of $1.1 billion military aid to Pakistan - under the category Pakistan Counter-insurgency Fund - till secretaries of state and defence report to the Congress that Islamabad is making progress in the war on terror, particularly progress in strategies to counter manufacturing IEDs. 

IEDs, which are mostly manufactured in Pakistan in its illicit factories, are one of the largest factors responsible for the death of American troops in Afghanistan. However , Obama in in his signing statement made no reference to this provision of the bill, which had drawn widespread condemnation in Pakistan and put another strain in US-Pakistan ties. 

The Obama administration has maintained that the bill under no circumstances results in suspension of US military aid to Pakistan; as being interpreted by the Pakistani media. 

Romney leading GOP president's race 

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who is leading among all Republican presidential aspirants ahead of the key Iowa Caucus next week, has stepped up his attack on president Barack Obama, saying he would be little more than "a footnote" in the US history because of his "poor" decision-making . 

The latest opinion poll by local DeS Moines Register said that Romney was leading among all the Republican presidential hopefuls.