Tribute to 26/11-Mumbai attack-victims

The 2008 Mumbai attacks (often referred to as November 26th or 26/11) is  a black day in history of Mumbai and India. More than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai began on 26 November 2008 and lasted until 29 November, killing 166 people and wounding at least 308.

According to investigations, the attackers traveled by sea from Karachi, Pakistan, across the Arabian Sea, hijacked the Indian fishing trawler ‘Kuber‘, killing the crew of four, and then forced the captain to sail to Mumbai. The attackers had planned the attack several months ahead of time and knew some areas well enough for the attackers to vanish, and reappear after security forces had left.

Today India marks two years since the Mumbai attacks. India today (on Friday Nov 26) marked the second anniversary of the militant attacks on Mumbai with memorial events and prayer meetings to honour the 166 victims killed during 60 hours of carnage.

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Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with the help of his students created sand sculpture depicting the famous Gateway of India encapsulated in two huge open palms, and it was here that hundreds of tourists and residents Friday paid tribute to victims of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. People from various walks of life offered floral tributes to the 5 foot high sand sculpture in the temple city of Puri, some 56 km from Bhubaneswar.

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Thanksgiving Day Celebration in United States

Thanksgiving Day is a time of festivity, family meals and reunions in America. Thanksgiving Day is an annual holiday and is celebrated as a day of giving thanks. Traditionally, it is the Pilgrims celebration of the good harvest of 1621. In USA it falls on November 25. Its celebration includes thanks giving harvest party invitation, thanksgiving party crafts, decoration, thanks giving games and activities.

Thanksgiving Day is a time of festivity, family meals and reunions in America. The following Friday after thanksgiving is famously known as ‘Black Friday’. This is so, because of the standard accounting practice of writing profits in black.

The greatest way to celebrate this upcoming holiday is to provide beautiful Thanksgiving gifts to your dear ones. Thanksgiving day is the official beginning of the Christmas season. The entire atmosphere during the time is euphoric, people get in a holiday mood. Families visit restaurants, amusement parks, gift each other, decorate their house etc.

“Thanksgiving comes but once a year
But when it comes it brings good cheer
may your thanksgiving be blessed
with fruitfullness and over flowing love
Happy Thanksgiving Day to one and all of you”

Tulsi Pooja or Tulsi Damodara Vivah

The Tulsi plant is considered as a most sacred plant by the Hindus as it is regarded to be an incarnation of Mahalaxmi who was born as Vrinda.On this day, devotees celebrate the marriage of Tulsi (Mahalaxmi) and Damodar (Lord Vishnu). Tulsi Damodar Vivah is celebrated on the day of Kartik Shukla Dwadashi.

Tulsi vivah or Tulsi Pooja is celebrated on the next day of Karthik Ekadashi. Tulsi Vivah ceremony takes place in the late evening.As it is Tulsi’s Vivah, Tulsi Vrindavan is decorated like a bride on this day. Sugarcane and branches of tamarind and amla trees are planted along with the Tulsi plant. Different Poha (Flattened rice) dishes are offered to Lord Vishnu.The Prasad after the Vivah puja is distributed among all friends and relatives.

According to legend, Tulsi is known to be an incarnation of Mahalaxmi who was born as Vrinda. Vrinda or Tulsi was married to demon king Jalandhar. She prayed to Shri Vishnu that her demon husband should be protected, with the result no God was able to harm him. But in the war Jalandhar was killed. However on the request of the other Gods, Lord Vishnu took the form of Jalandhar and stayed with the unsuspecting Tulsi. When the truth emerged after Jalandhar’s death, Vrinda cursed Vishnu and turned him to stone (Saaligram) and collapsed. From her body emerged the Tulsi plant.

In 2010, Tulsi Vivah is performed on 18th November, Thursday.

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Fake firm conducted campus interview

Two persons were detained after a company suspected to be a fictitious one. As many as 120 students of the college had attended the job interview, and the company selected 100 aspirants, and collected Rs 200 each from them. The company’s plans went awry when one of the students became suspicious after seeing the receipt. It did not have the firm’s name or address.

The fake firm collected money from students of RBANMS College near Ulsoor Lake Circle Bangalore.As many as 120 students of the college had attended the job interview, and the company selected 100 aspirants, and collected Rs 200 each from them. At least seven students of the evening colleges resigned their jobs, after the company had offered them employment with a monthly salary of Rs18,000.

The company’s plans went awry when one of the students became suspicious after seeing the receipt. It did not have the firm’s name or address. He demanded a proper receipt.The student informed others when the two representatives failed to provide a proper receipt. The representatives told him that their boss Anand had not given them a certified receipt book. The students staged a protest demanding the company to repay the money. The representatives refused saying it could be refunded only by Anand. The company officials even tried to contact the man, but he could not be reached.

The Bharatinagar police said the incident was a case of cheating and the company was bogus.They have recovered the registration money and handed it back to the students.

Source:

http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_alert-bangalore-student-exposes-fake-firm-that-conducted-campus-interview_1459736

10 Tips for Safe Diwali

Exercise caution while bursting firecrackers during Diwali and avoid grievous injuries. Following 10 tips helps you to celebrate Safe Diwali.

  • Purchase of firecrackers only from authorised manufacturers.

  • The firecrackers should be stored in cardboard boxes and kept out of reach from children.

  • They should be kept away from inflammable substances like gas cylinders, they said.

  • Keep a bucket of water and in case of burns, pour lots of water on the affected area

  • Avoid lighting crackers inside a container like glass bottle,tin or between debris.

  • Avoid lighting crackers holding in hand and lighting by bending over them.

  • Apply Cream, ointment, oil on burnt area.

  • Never experiment, modify, or attempt to make your own fireworks.

  • Warn neighbors so that they can keep pets indoors.

  • In case of ear trauma, it is advisable not to instill any eardrop, nor try to clean the ear by oneself or by untrained personnel.

The physicians have recommended in case of major burns, before rushing to hospital, victim should be first wrapped in a clean bed sheet.If eye is affected, the victim’s eyes should be washed under tap water for 10 minutes before going to hospital. While bursting crackers on the road, vehicles should be parked at a safe distance.

  • May the light of Diyas spread Joy to your LifeHappy Diwali

 

Today State Formation Day

The Karnataka Rajyotsava Day is the state festival of Karnataka and is observed on November 1st every year as the Karnataka Formation Day.Karnataka Rajyotsava was the day in 1956 when all the Kannada speaking regions of south India were merged to form the state of Karnataka.

Kerala piravi is the state festival of Kerala and is observed on November 1st every year as the Kerala Formation Day. Kerala was created on November 1, 1956 by joining three Independence provinces named Malabar, Cochin and Travancore.The Keralites celebrate this day as ‘Kerala piravi’ meaning the ‘Birth of Kerala’.

Andhra Pradesh: On 1 November 1956, the States Reorganization Act merged the Telugu-speaking areas of the former Hyderabad state with the Telugu-speaking areas of the former Madras state to form the state of Andhra Pradesh.The city of Hyderabad, the former capital of the Hyderabad State, was made the capital of the new state.

Happy Kerala Formation Day


Happy Karantaka Formation Day

Happy Andhra Pradesh Formation Day