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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sania Mirza booked for trespass in mosque

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Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The police Thursday registered a case against tennis star Sania Mirza and an advertising agency for shooting a commercial in the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad without permission.

The Hussainialam police station registered a case of trespass against Sania and the advertising agency on a complaint by the minority welfare department.

Assistant commissioner of police, Charminar, B. Reddenna said the department had complained that Sania and the ad agency shot the commercial in the mosque without its permission.

The minority welfare department is responsible for the upkeep of the 17th century mosque located near Charminar, the symbol of Hyderabad.

The case was filed amid reports that some people were planning protests against the alleged desecration of the mosque after Friday prayers.

Hyderabad district minority welfare officer Kareemulla had Tuesday lodged a complaint with the police that the commercial was shot without permission. However, the police registered a case two days later.

The shooting evoked protest from the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), a powerful political party in the Muslim-majority old city, and from a section of people, who alleged that Sania and the agency had hurt their religious sentiments.

The mosque officials pointed out that the shooting of films and commercials was not permitted in the mosque premises.

Meanwhile, the police have made tight security arrangements to prevent any untoward incident Friday as some people were reportedly planning protest against the shooting of commercial.

The mosque is a major tourist centre. Tight security is in place at the mosque since the May 18 bomb blast that killed nine people. Muslims constitute 40 percent of the city's seven million population.

Behind The Scene: Is Naidu a changed man?

Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu is desperately trying to create an impression among the party cadres that he is a changed man. The way he mingled with the party workers at the party executive meeting a couple of days ago and shared lunch with them and the way he admitted his fault of not interacting with party workers during his regime is an indication to this.

But those who know Naidu's style of functioning say that it is all nothing but a drama. No doubt, Naidu has built up the party cadres during NTR regime, but after he assumed power in 1995, he he had distanced himself from party cadres. The disgruntled party cadres did not work for the party's victory in 2004, which is evident from the way the TD could not get the number of votes equivalent to the cadre strength. Groupism and factionalism have become rampant in the party. Even in the last three years of opposition, the TD workers have not gained any confidence, even as the leaders tried to protect their own identity.

So, it is hard to believe, under these circumstances, that Naidu and the other leaders are changed persons. If he is really a changed man, he needs to get his act together and gear up the party cadres for the next elections. As of now, he has no plan or strategy to take on the Congress.

Srija-Sirish Inspired 10-12 Youngsters

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Srija and Sirish turned popular with their secret marriage. As Srija is the daughter of Mega Star she was made more popular by media.

But just after a week of their secret marriage, producer Sakhamuri Panduranga Rao's daughter ran away with her driver to marry. Sources say that about 10 other pairs ran away within a month's time to get married. That's the impact of Srija-Sirish on the youth. But only the celebrity stories see light in big way.

A TV channel is planning to conceptualize a 30-minute program on the topic of 'eloping youngsters and the influences of cinema and celebrity icons'. In fact Srija-Sirish topic is going to be discussed in big way in that with the involvement of a few psychologists, lecturers, youngsters and parents.

From HIV to activism - young AP widows show the way

Hyderabad: K. Rama Devi, 27, who contracted the AIDS virus from her late husband, represents a group of more than 3,000 young HIV positive widow activists who are helping spread awareness about the disease in Andhra Pradesh villages.

Most of them are uneducated and victims of social boycott due to the stigma attached to the disease in India, which has at least 2.5 million HIV/AIDS patients.

Rama, who was attending the second annual meet of 8,000 HIV+ activists here a few days ago, narrated her painful tale to IANS about how her pleasant life changed within days of her husband dying of HIV. She hails from the state's west Godavari district.

"I was just 14 years old when my parents made me marry a mason, who was just three years older to me. We were enjoying life until two years ago when he took to prostitutes and alcohol," Rama said in Telugu even as an NGO activist translated it into English.

"I had repeatedly pleaded with him to come out of it for the sake of our two minor sons. But he didn't budge and said life was only to be enjoyed. He threatened me, saying I could leave whenever I wanted."

"When his health started deteriorating, we advised him to visit a doctor. He didn't go. He insisted that doctors would unnecessarily charge him Rs.300. He said he would regain his health with the use of local medicines.

"But later, without intimating us he went through the HIV test and was found infected with the virus. He never disclosed his status to us probably thinking it would put us in grave trouble - and he was actually right.

"He died in September last year, leaving me and my children in the hands of people who had no knowledge about HIV/AIDS. I too accepted destiny, as I had no knowledge of it. Soon I and my sons were asked to take the same test.

"The test results, as expected, made my life more worse. I was found HIV positive but was somehow relieved that my sons were not. News of my HIV status spread like wildfire and the villagers decided to put me in solitary confinement in my house. Nobody talked to me for five months, except my sons. I felt like living in jail paying a heavy price to sins of my late husbands," she said, wiping tears from her pale cheeks.

"I remained in darkness for five months before some people belonging to an NGO came to know about my worse-than-hell life," she said.

Gulping down some water and despite finding it difficult to speak about her trauma in front of strangers, Rama somehow continued: "Activists associated with AP State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) bailed me out, but for this they had really struggled hard to make villagers understand HIV/AIDS and the stigma attached to it.

"People were informed that it is not a communicable disease and doesn't spread through talking, touching, kissing or hugging. By doing this they gave me a new lease of life. I was taken for the treatment and put on anti-retroviral treatment (ART).

"I was then asked to join the group and work for men and women who were in a similar situation through which I had just passed. After some initial hesitation, I agreed to join the 'Be Bold' campaign as an outreach worker."

The Be Bold campaign was launched in Andhra Pradesh by APSACS Dec 1, 2006, covering all villages and cities and involving all sections of people, urging people to test themselves to know their HIV status and fight against the stigma and discrimination against AIDS patients.

G. Asok Kumar, a administrative official and project director of APSACS, said: "There are around 3,000 young HIV+ widows associated with the campaign along with thousands of others. They are reaching the remote areas of the state to spread awareness.

"Their work is commendable as the number of HIV tests done in the state this year is 1.45 million as against 590,000 last year," Kumar told IANS.

Rama said: "Spreading the message is easier said than done. People protest and are unwillingly to discuss problems. They just run away when we disclose that we are infected with the virus. We disclose it only after making people aware of the stigma attached through street plays, drama and folk music.

"In my eight months of work I have helped at least 50 such people suffering from the disease."

Like Rama, Visam Shetty Lakshmi, 25, another HIV+ widow, said she was mentally harassed to such an extent that she once attempted suicide. But after being counselled by NGO activists she joined them.

She is now earning through this work and continues her solitary life after her husband died last year. She confidently claims of providing succour to 120 HIV victims.

CC Reddy Starting Daily News Paper

CC Reddy is now running a weekly tabloid called 'Ee Bhumi'. He recruited 200 people for the magazine across the state. That is only a pilot job for his big mission that he is going to start shortly. The magazine 'Ee Bhumi' got good response in the market. The news that is presented in the magazine is interesting and fresh, say the readers. Very soon CC Reddy is starting daily News Paper.

So apart from Surya and Sakshi we are going to see 'Ee Bhumi' daily slowly. Sakshi is about to hit the market for this coming Sankranthi as per initial reports. We have to see if that starts as usual or takes some more time.

Sources say that there is going to be a big brain drain from Eenadu and Andhra Jyothy as 'Ee Bhumi' daily is also going to start. CC Reddy is offering fat salaries and many other benefits for his senior team. Already there was some drain in Eenadu due to Surya. Now Sakshi and Ee Bhumi would add more to that. We have to see if Ramoji Rao hikes up the salaries to his team like he did when Surya was announced.

Innovations for Everyday Life ( Must See )

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Smart cup in which you can put 2-3 of your favorite cookies. You don't need extra plates. It's made for right handed and left handed.


BANANA GUARD - Protect Your Banana!
Are you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them bruised and squashed? Banana Guard allows you to safely transport and storage individual bananas letting you enjoy perfect bananas anytime, anywhere.


Lock Cup - Anti-Theft Coffee Cup. Are you tired of others stealing your coffee cup? Well now there's a solution. The Lock - Cup has a hole which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his/hers shaped key to close the hole.

Making tea, though easy to do, is also time consuming. Once you pour the hot water into the cup, you must patiently hover over it, waiting for the tea to steep. Well, the Penguin Tea Timer happily does the waiting for you.
Place your tea cup under the beak and set it to the desired time. As you turn the timer dial, the beak lowers the tea into the hot water. When time is up, a bell sounds and the penguin automatically lifts his beak, removing the tea bag from the water.


You love toast, but you always burn it? Than, this invention us for you.
This transparent toaster allows you to see the bread while it is toasting so you just have to take it out when the colour is right. This idea is based on a transparent heating glass technology.


One Click Butter Cutter controls your portion as an important part of staying healthy. This ingenious butter cutter delivers one standard pat with each click of the handle.


Never lose your remote again!
With giant buttons, this extra-large remote is easy to use and impossible to lose. It's a 6-in-1 remote so you can use it to control your TV, VCR, DVD player, satellite, cable and auxiliary A/V device. It even features glow-in-the-dark buttons, so you can easily find the remote in the dark.


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'Who left the Toilet Seat up?' The PeaceMaker will end the battle of the toilet seat. Merely step on the pedal to activate the lifting mechanism. When finished, remove your foot from the pedal and the seat gently comes to a rest where it started.


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If you are traveling a lot and don't always know the language of the country you are visiting, then this T-shirt is for you. It has a phrase book printed on it so just point a finger at the pictogram you need and then point it twice at the question mark, which means, "Where is it?" and in no time you have found what you were looking for. or not.



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Anatomic tray, for waiters. No more dropping trays. We just don't know is it comfortable.


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Jagan to counter Chiru onslaught?

Heard that Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy's son Jaganmohan Reddy has decided to take a plunge into active politics this year; to give a new fillip to the Congress, which is in a dilemma following reports of Megastar Chiranjeevi entering politics.

The Congress leaders feel Jagan is the only hope of tackling the Chiranjeevi onslaught and the sooner he does, the better. The decision might be announced soon after starting his proposed Telugu daily "Saakshi" on February 21.

As part of his strategy, Jagan is understood to have asked his supporters to spread the message to nook and corner of the state in the name of social service activities through their organization "Y.S. Jagan Yuva Sena." The activities include includes establishing full-fledged Blood bank and medical consultancy hospital as a model with socialists to poor charging nominal fee in Hyderabad and mobile medical services to the poor in interior areas. Model hospitals would be established in other places too bases on the success of the first one. Though Y.S. Jagan Yuva Sena's activities are going on in 15 districts in the state, Jagan has confined himself to Pulivendula constituency and it surrounding areas. He now wants to tour the entire State in a phased manner, sources say.

A Yuva Sena activist said Jagan's fans have been pressurizing him to enter the politics at the earliest, before the political equations change rapidly. "Jagan has proved himself as successful industrialist and can prove also good politicians if he enters into politics," he said.

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