Chennai, Kolkata to meet in surprising IPL final

The Indian Premier League has reached the final match, as Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings will face-off for the right to be called league champions. However, the road to get to this point wasn't easy.
Delhi Daredevils, the group that completed first during the frequent period, seemed like a shoe-in for one more. But after two efforts, the group just was not able to get over the problem. In the first qualifier, Kolkata was able to get out to a powerful cause, as the group published a 162/4. Delhi was not able to get over the second-placed part, as the Daredevils could only handle a 144/8.
The win put Kolkata into one more, and broken Delhi to the second qualifier, to perform the victorious one of the eliminator. In that go with was Mumbai Indians and Chennai Extremely Nobleman, the third- and fourth-placed factors in the IPL this period. Fortune stayed on the part of Chennai, as it published a 187/5, which was quickly enough to carry off Mumbai's ranking of 149/9. Mumbai was therefore broken out of the competitors, while Chennai was able to relocate to the second qualifier against Delhi for a winner-take-all game.
The Extremely Nobleman began off the second qualifier with a hit. Chennai was able to handle a 222/5, which become a large hurdle for Delhi, and to be able to keep up, the Daredevils would certainly need to stay up to their name. However, it wasn't to be, as the fighting technique become their decline. After only 16.5 overs, Delhi handled a 136, and went out on wickets, still 86 operates behind.
This results in Chennai and Kolkata to perform for the right to be known as IPL champ. The go with will take position on Weekend May 27, at 10:30 ET (20:00 IST). There were only four factors splitting the two factors during the frequent period, and Chennai's cost to one more may indication that this go with could be a fight.
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Satyameva Jayate to touch India's heart

Celebrity India’s and Aamir Khan’s much anticipated display, Satyamev Jayate, was released on May 6 in the 11am Weekend position. The display was surrounded in secret even after a taster media meeting and release deals, and it was lastly released and telecast across nine programs such as Doordarshan – a first-of-its-kind try things out. Also, it was known as in three the southeast part of dialects.
Now, with the first scores of the display arriving out, it’s time to analyze whether the display has handled to really contact India’s center. After the first two periods, which targeted on women foeticide and kid sex-related misuse, there has been effect, says the route.
“The Madhya Pradesh govt ended the permits of 64 pregnancy treatment centers in Bhopal, while in Rajasthan, the permits of five sonography treatment centers in Jaipur were revoked. The Rajasthan Primary Rights has also okayed the establishing up of a fastrack trial for deciding the pain function situations presented in the first show, which registered an overall 4.1 Tv Score (TVR),” says an formal from the route.
“The second show too has had identical effect, with sufferers of kid sex-related misuse arriving out on public boards like receivers and the online media, to discuss the exploitation they confronted. The NGO Childline has got a large number of calling from people attaining out to them,” contributes the formal.
With the way it’s developing, it seems that the display is selecting subjects properly, selecting hard-hitting concerns which impact individuals' life. While it continues to be to be seen whether the display will be able to maintain the feelings it has produced, the first two periods did control the public networking space soon after their telecast.

Why is Sonakshi Sinha thankful to Salman Khan?

Sonakshi Sinha might have rose the reputation index charts after her ‘gaon ki gori’ character in Dabangg and now in Rowdy Rathore. However, the celebrity considers in relaxation and statements that she is a bluejeans, T-shirt young lady.
“I am a bluejeans, T-shirt young lady and being raised in Mumbai, I am relaxed dressed in just what any other young lady here is. However, I enjoy playing an Native indian young lady in films, but I am not start to dressed in a bikinis. I have limitations and I think viewers has approved me the way I am,” claims Sonakshi.
The celebrity is known for her sexy determine and while disclosing her health and health and fitness concept, Sonakshi statements, “I think ‘khao piyo mast raho’ and also be satisfied.”
“I will provide lot of credit score to Salman Khan as he motivated me to get into appearance and become fit,” indicates Sonakshi.

Classy Super Kings defeat Daredevils to cruise into IPL final

The Chennai Extremely Nobleman again underlined their category and reaching expertise with operator Murali Vijay wonderful a 58-ball 113 (15x, 4×6) as they drubbed a run Delhi Daredevils by 86 operates here Saturday to set up a name conflict with the Kolkata Dark night Drivers in the Native indian Leading Group.
In creating their 4th last in five efforts, the Extremely Nobleman obtained the year's maximum finish of 222 for five after Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag decided to area first on successful the throw.
The choice backfired as the guests, having decreased their celebrity bowler and tournament’s maximum wicket-taker Morne Morkel, fought to contain the sudden Extremely Nobleman batsmen.
In response, the Daredevils, having again shuffled their reaching purchase, were never in the search and the decrease of Mark Warner (3) in the third over and Sehwag (1) in the next almost enclosed their destiny as they were included out for 136 with Mahela Jayawardene (55) enjoying a only side.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin came away with three for 24 while left-arm rewriter Shadab Jakati grabbed two for 40 after seamers Ben Hilfenhaus and Albie Morkel had created beginning inroads with the new tennis ball.
The Extremely Nobleman, having run into top type, outclassed their oppositions in a show that will immediately create them favorites to win one more on Weekend.
The Daredevils missing the plan at the begin itself. Kissing Morkel in personal preference to all-rounder Andre Russell brought up brows. More intense still, such as regional off-spinner Warm Gupta for his first IPL activity and providing him the new tennis ball proven a problems as he went for 47 operates in his four overs, such as 24 in his first two that sent the Extremely Nobleman on their way.
The guests started out with Warner and Jayawardene, instead of Sehwag, in a shift that also flopped. Warner decreased to fellow-Aussie Hilfenhaus, Eught in the deeply by Vijay while Sehwag, enjoying across the range to Albie Morkel, spooned a get to Eileen Hussey who took a amazing, operating get.
The Daredevils never really retrieved from these beginning strikes. No.4 Ross Taylor (24 off 14) used the lengthy manage to offer some strength, but could not maintain it and he remaining found in the deeply while trying another big hit.
At the other end, Jaywardene batted quite magnificently with well-timed photos to keep the Daredevils in the overall activity, but with wickets dropping, there was only so much that the Sri Lankan celebrity could do.
The Extremely Nobleman almost enclosed the problem when Jayawardene, trying a opposite hit, was bowled by Ashwin and off the next tennis ball, Venugopal Rao (0) was run out, support up. It was all over bar the screaming as the Delhi end collapsed up.
Earlier, Vijay and Eileen Hussey (22) took hefty cost of the exhausted Delhi go-karting to put on 68 operates in eight overs for the first wicket. Thereafter, Vijay and Suresh Raina (27) included 59 for the second wicket to offer a strong foundation for a big finish.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, weighing No.4, marvelous a 10-ball 23 while Vijay at the other end batted with fashion as he went on to finish his second IPL millennium and the first of the present period.
Vijay did opportunity his arm and rode his fortune, but on the day, he was in imperious type, reaching through the range and time the tennis ball to efficiency.
Later, Western Native indian all-rounder Dwayne Well done designed a 12-ball 33 in his 39-run take a position with Vijay who was the last to be out, found brief of the crese trying a second run, but by then, the go with was completely in the Extremely Nobleman bag.

HSC results: 80.05% pass percentage, up by 4%

In Pune district, pass percentage for girls is 81.25%, while for boys it is 65.14%
This year, the pass percentage for the Higher Secondary Exams in Pune district has increased by about 4 per cent in. The results were declared online on Friday. The pass percentage this year is 80.05 per cent while it was 75.97 per cent last year. There has also been an increase of about 2.25 per cent in the pass percentage in Pune division which comprises Pune, Ahmednagar and Solapur districts.
In Pune district, the pass percentage for girls is 81.25 per cent while for boys it is 65.14 per cent. A total 1,09,041 students from the district had appeared for the exams including 61, 844 boys and 47,668 girl students.
"For last few years, the pass percentage of girls has been higher than that of boys in the district and the state level. The interesting fact is that the difference between the pass percentage is growing with every passing year," said M V Gosawi, divisional secretary, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHE).
Several city colleges namely Fergusson College (89.69 per cent), Garware College of Commerce (82.00 per cent), Briha Maharashtra Commerce College (94 per cent), Laxmanrao Apte Vidyalaya and Jr College (91 per cent), Loyola Junior College (96.71 per cent) fared well.
Streamwise, Minimum Competency Vocational Courses (MCVC) recorded highest passing percentage at 88.44 per cent in the district. The pass percentage for Science, Arts and Commerce was 83.99, 61.82 and 66.13 per cent respectively.
There has also been a marked decrease in the number cheating cases registered in the Pune division. Last year, 333 cases of examination malpractices were registered in the division, while this year the number is 217.
"Though the number of squads to prevent cheating was same, 12 sitting squads and 305 flying squads, this year the emphasis was on creating awareness among parents students. The Board had formed teams at district level which conducted meetings at school levels ahead of the exams and tried to convince students and parents that cheating would only work against them," said Gosavi.

Sonakshi Sinha is comfortable with her weight

Actress Sonakshi Sinha is growing up as an actress with each movie she is doing, she says. The actor who debuted in 2010, made her fans wait for almost two years before her second film, that is set to release soon. However all this while Sonakshi was in public memory for various things, but topping the list were her desi look in her debut as well as upcoming projects and her healthier frame as compared to skinny actors. In a candid chat with After Hrs, Sona spills the beans on being desi and her healthy physique.
Talking about her desi look, she says, “I don’t understand, what’s the big deal, if I play a desi girl? And if the scripts that I like have me playing an Indian girl, what’s wrong? Aren’t we Indians? I am very proud about my Indian looks, body and features that allow me to do roles, which filmmakers can’t see others do! But in real life I’m also like any other girlwho wears denims, skirts, dresses! So I’m the lucky one who gets best of both the worlds!”
In the age of size zero and six pack abs, Sonakshi worked out to lose her unwanted kilos and get into a more curvy and healthier frame. However her weight has constantly been talked about, does that put Sonakshi in a awkward position or anger her, we query? “Being a tall and a broad girl is not a bad thing at all! I have a very Indian body and I do not wish to take the skinny route.There are enough people like that, I don’t want to follow anyone. It’s important for me to be fit and healthy rather than skinny,” she adds.

Samsung's GSM-only dual-SIM Galaxy Ace Duos kicks off its world tour in Russia next month

Samsung's GSM-only dual-SM Galaxy Ace Duos kicks off its world tour in Russia next month
While Samsung's Galaxy Ace Duos has already burst onto the scene in India pulling double duty on GSM and CDMA networks, the company today announced its dual-SIM GSM-only cousin will begin shipping in June in Russia, before rolling out to Europe and other regions later. Running Android 2.3 on an 832MHz processor and flashing a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, that dual-SIM capability is the highlight, with Samsung's "Dual SIM always on" feature that forwards calls from the phone number on SIM 2, even if the user is on a call through SIM 1. Bill Bellamy and all others in need of such features can check the press release after the break for a few more details, or the gallery below to get a look from a few more angles of this son of the original Galaxy Ace.
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'Satyameva Jayate' inspires sarpanch to act against female foeticide

 Aamir Khan's highly acclaimed "Satyameva Jayate" has inspired a sarpanch in a Rajasthan village to register police cases against women and families who go for tests to detect and abort the girl child.
"Illegal sex determination is rampant in the Shekhawati region (Jhunjhunu, Churu and Sikar districts)," sarpanch Randheer Singh of Budania village told IANS.
The village, some 200 km from here, is home to some 5,000 people.
Randheer Singh said a six-member committee had been formed to keep a tab on pregnant women.
"After watching Aamir Khan's TV show 'Satyameva Jayate' on female foeticide, I felt that awareness in Rajasthan is not enough," he said.
"Checking female foeticide at the village level is necessary to save girl children."
He said that auxiliary nurses and midwives know about almost every pregnant woman in villages.
"If a woman is found involved in illegal sex determination and abortion of a girl child, an FIR (First Information Report) will be filed against her with the police," Singh said.
"If she is forced to abort by her in-laws, similar action will be taken against them also," he said.
According to the 2011 census, Rajasthan has 883 girls in the 0-6 age group for every 1,000 boys. The child sex ratio in 2001 was 909.
The Rajasthan government has taken several measures to end illegal sex determination tests. It has hiked the amount of money given to people who complain about errant ultrasound clinics.
Aamir Khan, in his programme telecast May 6 that drew record audiences countrywide, highlighted a sting operation done seven years ago by two journalists to expose growing female foeticide in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

CSK in IPL final, beat Delhi by 86 runs in Qualifier 2

Murali Vijay smashed the ongoing Indian Premier League's fastest century to propel Chennai Super Kings to an imposing 222 for five in the second qualifier, against Delhi Daredevils, in Chennai on Friday.

Vijay, who was run out on the last ball of the innings after scoring 113, took a mere 51 balls to reach the magic landmark when he flicked Varun Aaron off his pads behind square at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
CSK's total was also the highest in this edition of the league.
While he had bludgeoned 13 fours and four sixes before reaching the century, Vijay found the fence two more times following that after Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag invited the hosts to bat on winning the toss.
CSK were off to a rousing start with Vijay finding the ropes with consummate ease.
The local boy was well-supported by Michael Hussey who contributed with 20 off 22 balls before Aaron had the Aussie caught behind by Naman Ojha.
But Vijay was his usual self as he continued his onslaught that left the Delhi attack -- sans spearhead Morne Morkel -- who was surprisingly benched, demoralised.
After kick-starting CSK's innings with a boundary off unheralded offspinner Sunny Gupta, a surprise choice playing his first-ever IPL match, Vijay did not look back, hammering the Daredevils bowlers with utter disdain.
If Vijay had put on 68 runs for the first wicket with Hussey in just 8.1 overs, his second-wicket stand of 69 with Suresh Raina consumed a mere 33 deliveries.
After his frontline bowlers were taken to the task, Sehwag tried his hand at checking the flow of runs, but to no avail.
Vijay, well set by then, smashed Sehwag for 21 runs with the help of two fours and a six over long-on.
After Raina got out to left-arm spinner Pawan Negi, CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni continued the assault and it did not end even with his dismissal, as Dwayne Bravo produced another cameo.
While Dhoni smashed 23 off 10 balls, Bravo remained unbeaten on 33 off 12 with the help of three fours and two sixes.

Helpline for students ahead of CBSE XII exam results

 A helpline to counsel students before and after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 results will be launched on Thursday, an NGO's representative said. Available from May 24 to June 2, 'Hopeline 2012', being offered by NGO Snehi would provide free of cost confidential counselling to students who have results-related anxiety and stress. It will also provide career guidance.
The helpline number -- 011-65978181 would be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and students can also seek help through email: "Our helpline is an effective preventive measure against suicides and promotion of positive mental health," said Abdul Mabood, director, Snehi.
Last year, the helpline attended 2,684 calls. Of them 1,929 callers were students of Class 10 and Class 12 and the rest 755 were students from other classes. "We also attended 290 calls from parents during that time and helped them handle situational stress," said Mabood.
Helpline for students ahead of CBSE XII exam results
According to Snehi, the helpline will be manned by a team of trained counsellors and mental health professionals. A total of 52,316 students of Class 12 and Class 10 and 7,127 parents have been helped by the helpline in the last 14 years.

CBSE Class 12 Results 2012 on May 28 | cbse 12 result | Result cbse

The long wait for students is finally over with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announcing that it would declare the results of the Class 12 Board Examinations 2012 on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11 AM.

This is after much delay and anxiousness amongst the student community about the CBSE Results that the Board has come out with an announcement on the same.

Selling Online Air Tickets by IRCTC

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been selling air tickets at its website since May 6, 2010 as a white label arrangement with a backend content provider. However, now IRCTC has launched air ticketing website on its own since May 7, 2012. This initiative has been taken to improve customer satisfaction and provide a seamless passenger movement over various modes of transport. IRCTC has developed in house air ticketing module for booking tickets for domestic and international airlines through website and 

IRCTC now has directly entered into agreement with the major airlines and the low cost carries in the country like Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Spicejet, Indigo and Go Air. Initially, the customer will be able to book tickets for these airlines for domestic travel and later the international airlines for international travel. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.