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INDIA BEAT BANGLADESH – WC T20

March 24th, 2016 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News, Sports   No Comments »

India have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when they defeated Bangaladesh by one run in the WC T20 match at Bangalore. Until the last over, Bangla Desh had the match well and truly in their control but they lost their nerves in in the last 3 balls of their innings. Needing just 11 runs in the last over to win the match but lost 3 quick wickets in the process. They needed just two runs of the last three balls when all hell broke loose and they could not score one run. Hritik Pandya was the bowler of that fruitful over. (more…)

CREATION OF DEHRA DUN AS A SMART CITY

March 8th, 2016 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News, Political   1 Comment »

It has been a little over one year since our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He has also decided that Centre/States will create about a hundred beautiful Cities with the necessary infrastructure and provide facilities which would be easily approachable by its residents

A ‘smart city’ is an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability. Information Technology should provide solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets – the city’s assets include, local department’s information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, law enforcement, and other community services. (more…)

UTTARAKHAND DISASTER

August 1st, 2013 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   2 Comments »

JAI MAA DHARI DEVI.

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Ma Dhari Devi Temple

June 16th witnessed  the worst ever natural calamity in the hills of Uttarakhand. It was a cloud burst, rush of water into the Ganges, erosion of soil along it’s embankments, resulting in destruction of the  roads along the entire route, and a total catastrophe supported by incessant rains thereafter.

Rest houses, buildings, approx 90 Dharamshalas were washed away within seconds at KedarNath alone.

Lakhs of pilgrims go to Char Dham Yatra which include – KedarNath, BadriNath, Gangotri and Yamunotri every year and  on that day also there were no less. (more…)

WORSE THAN RAPE

December 30th, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   2 Comments »

A 23 year old medical student who was returning home after watching a movie inSouth Delhiwas gang-raped inside a moving bus. She was accompanied by her male friend. He was bashed up by iron rods by passengers of the bus and she was gang-raped. She was later hospitalised inDelhi.

As her condition worsened in the Hospital here, she was shifted toMount Elizabeth Hospital,Singaporefor treatment, but she passed away this morning.  (more…)

AJMAL KASAB HANGED

November 21st, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

 

The lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of Mumbai terror attacks, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab – was hanged at 0730 AM at Yerawada jail, Pune. He had killed 166 people at  Mumbai  on 21/11/2008.

Ajmal Kasab

Ajmal Kasab

President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy plea earlier this month.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told journalists that Kasab had been buried inside the Yerawada jail premises after the execution. Chavan said, Kasab had been shifted from Mumbai’sArthur Roadjail to Pune two days ago.

The execution was carried out in complete secrecy but it was only when the news of his hanging was announced on the TV news channels, people thronged the Yerawada jail. (more…)

TRIBUTE TO RAJESH KHANNA

July 19th, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   3 Comments »

Rajesh Khanna, the romantic hero, the heart-throb of millions of people, breathed his last on Wednesday after a brief illness at his residence in Mumbai. He was 69. His estranged wife, Dimple Kapadia, also a renowned actress, and his two daughters Twinkle & Rinkle were by his bedside at the time of his death.

RAJESH KHANNA

RAJESH KHANNA

He was ailing for a few months and everyone thought that his ailment was age related and he would be alright very soon. That was not to be, and his son-in-law Akshay Kumar (Actor) informed the media that he passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness.

Rajesh Khanna, proudly called ‘Kakaji’ by his friends and admirers was born on 29 Dec 1942. In 1966 he was selected amongst 50 contestants to become an actor in United Artists contest and Chetan Anand gave him a break in Akhri Khat.

Those who lived in the era of late 1960s-early 1970s saw his phenominal rise to stardom. His filmy career certainly reads like a fairy tale. (more…)

SHAMMI KAPOOR PASSES AWAY

August 15th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   1 Comment »

The dancing star of the 1950s and the 60s, the inimitable Shammi Kapoor, is no more. Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor breathed his last at 5:50 am Sunday morning in Mumbai. He was 79 years old. Shammi had been hospitalised for the past one month and was undergoing dialysis thrice a week and he ultimately succumbed to renal failure. He was born on 21st. October 1931.

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor

Bollywood’s legendary actor passed away at the Breach Candy Hospital at 5.50 a.m. He had been suffering from chronic renal failure. 

The funeral for the Bollywood legend will be held today, August 15th. at 11 am at Ban Ganga crematorium, Mumbai. Shammi Kapoor’s son stated that they were awaiting the arrival of the icon’s grand-son Vishwapratap Raj Kapoor. 

Twitter  was the first to catch the sad news and  has again emerged as the fastest media. (more…)

SATHYA SAI BABA LAID TO REST

April 28th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   1 Comment »

Puttaparthi: Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the spiritual leader, who died three days ago, was laid to rest at his Prashanti Nilayam ashram with full state honours.  Thousands of devotees bid farewell to him as he had a phenominal following across the globe.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The coffin of the 84-year-old was lowered in a grave during the nearly two-hour private ceremony at Sai Kulwant Hall, where the godman used to give “darshan” to his devotees and deliver discourses. The burial was in accordance with the practice for Hindu spiritual gurus.

A select gathering, including family members of the Baba, members and officials of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, politicians and top bureaucrats was present in the hall.
Thousands of devotees watched the last rites on giant screens outside while millions of devotees in India and abroad watched it live over television.

The Sai Kulwant Hall in Prashanti Nilayam, the Ashram from which Sai Baba ran a spiritual empire reverberated with hyma from the Vedas and Chants of “Om Sai Ram” as the last rites were performed. (more…)

SATHYA SAI BABA PASSES AWAY

April 25th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

Sathya Sai Baba, the 85 year old spiritual leader breathed his last at Puttaparthi super-speciality hospital Sunday after a prolonged illness. He was admitted there on March 28th 2011 for treatment of cardiac problems, kept on ventilator support for a few days and his doctors pronounced him dead at 0740 hours on Sunday. The godman’s body was taken from the hospital to his Prashanti Nilayam Ashram on Sunday. 

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled Sathya Sai Baba’s death and said – “I express my sincere condolences to the millions of his followers, disciples and well wishers. His teachings were rooted in the universal ideals of truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence”.   

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N.Kiran Kumar Reddy announced that the last rites of Sri Sathya Sai Baba will be performed on Wednesday with full State honors. He has also announced a full state mourning period of four days. 

According to sources close to Sathya Sai Trust, The President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are also expected to arrive to pay their respects to Baba.  (more…)

INDIAN ATTACKED IN AUSTRALIA

April 23rd, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

After a lull in attacks on Indians and despite several preventive measures taken by the Australian Police to prevent such attacks, a 28-year-old Indian man has been stabbed to death in Rushworth in Australia. 

The victim, Lakhvindar Singh, had migrated to Australia in 2007 and was working as a helper in a farm near Melbourne.  (more…)