Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Sikhs Against 84 Accused Tytler, Sajjan Kumar\'s Nomination by Congress

Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha and chief whip of the Congress Legislature PartyBir Devinder Singh also joined the call in demanding that the Congress high command review party ticket allocation to both 1984 massacre-of-Sikhs-accused Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar.

NEW DELHI - A Sikh group on Tuesday expressed displeasure over Congress\' decision to nominate Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar for the Lok Sabha elections from Delhi, alleging that they were yet to get a clean chit in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

The All India Riot Victim Relief Committee submitted a memorandum to party President Sonia Gandhi requesting her to withdraw both Tytler and Kumar from contesting the election, saying \"court cases involving them were still going on\".

The group said if Congress will allow the two leaders to contest the polls, then it will start agitation against the party in Delhi to ensure its defeat.

The memorandum said that by giving tickets to them, the Congress has ignored the suffering the Sikh community underwent during the riots when several people were killed and left homeless.

\"Sikh community considers Congress as a secular party but the nomination of Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler has deeply hurt them,\" Mohan Singh, president of the Committee, said.

Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha and chief whip of the Congress Legislature Party Bir Devinder Singh also joined the call in demanding that the Congress high command review party ticket allocation to both 1984 massacre-of-Sikhs-accused Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar.

Singh, who was an aspirant for Congress ticket from Anandpur Sahib, says by giving tickets to both Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, the party has shown total �disregard to Sikh ethos�.

Now, when the court is recording the evidence against them, the party should have avoided giving them ticket for the Lok Sabha elections. It is time for the party to review its decision.

�On the one hand we are trying to assuage the hurt feelings of the Sikh community after the 1984 genocide while on the other we are rewarding those who were allegedly responsible for this worst ever crime against a particular minority community. Now, when the process to prosecute them is in progress, how can Congressmen face the ire of the community that is still feeling hurt over the 1984 and subsequent events,� says Bir Devinder.

It is not only Bir Devinder, but also other Congress leaders have expressed dismay over ticket allocation to Tytler and Sajjan Kumar.

They maintain that by giving them tickets, the Congress has virtually endorsed their actions of 1984 and afterwards. �With what face Congress candidates can go and ask for Sikh votes?� they ask.

Some of Congress leaders want the party high command to wait till those accused of instigating anti-Sikh riots are acquitted by courts. They should not be given any office or party ticket in any election. This, they say, would help in assuaging the hurt feelings of the Sikhs faster than anything else.

Further, it would also deny other parties a handle to criticise the Congress for backing Tytler and Sajjan Kumar.

Meanwhile, The choice of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar as Congress nominees for the Lok Sabha elections has upset Sikhs in Punjab. Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, secretary, SAD, has said the names will be opposed by every right-thinking person.

He said anti-Sikh violence of 1984 is a blot on the nation and these Congress leaders were behind it. Dr Cheema questioned the intention of Congress leadership and motive behind the decision to give ticket those indicted by the Nanavati Commission and the CBI has again started probe against these accused.

Dr Cheema has said his party had taken a serious notice of the silence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on this sensitive issue. He added the Prime Minister had assured Parliament that the persons held guilty by the Nanavati Commission would be given strict punishment.

He said all parties had demanded action against the persons indicted by the Nanavati Commission.


Sikh organisations burn Sonia\'s effigy

Mar 31 Activists of various Sikh organisations today burnt the effigy of Congress president Sonia Gandhi here in protest against the allotment of tickets to Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler, accused in the 1984 Sikh riots, for Lok Sabha polls, police said.

The activists also took out a protest march in the town and at G T road, they said.

All India Sikh Students Federation ( Mehta Chawala), Gurmat Parchar Society and Ramgarhya Youth Organisation were among the organisations that participated in the protest rally.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Motorola Adds Full Redundancy and Increased Downstream Capacity to Proven High-Density I-CMTS Solution

HORSHAM, Pa., March 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the launch of software release 5.2 for the widely deployed DOCSIS(R) 3.0 CableLabs(R) Bronze Qualified Motorola BSR 64000 integrated CMTS (I-CMTS). Release 5.2 introduces TX32 redundancy providing an advanced level of system-wide high-availability and service assurance for ultra-broadband networks, delivering downstream bonded services for commercial and high-tier customers as well as increased service tiers for residential customers. In addition, the new release supports a doubling of BSR 64000 downstream capacity while continuing investment protection that has made the BSR 64000 the easiest CMTS platform to migrate from DOCSIS 2.0 to DOCSIS 3.0.

Cable operators require greater and more cost-effective downstream capacity in order to support ultra-broadband applications such as the downloading and streaming of HDTV and the viewing of IPTV. At the same time, increasing competition in consumer broadband services and a heightened focus on commercial services is driving cable operators to differentiate on the quality of their service. These dynamics place an even greater demand on increased network capacity and end-to-end redundancy, both of which release 5.2 and the BSR 64000 I-CMTS solution deliver in the most cost effective manner.

"Cable operators are seeking to differentiate themselves in today's highly competitive broadband market not only by winning the speed race, but by increasing their focus on network availability. Downtime to the consumer is unacceptable where there is a choice of service providers." said Dr. George H. Simmons, corporate vice president and general manager, Access Network Solutions, Motorola, Inc. "With BSR software release 5.2, cable operators can increase downstream capacity, offer ultra-broadband speeds of up to 160 Mbps, and maintain high-availability of their DOCSIS based voice, video and data services all while protecting their legacy investments."

Release 5.2 expands downstream capacity per BSR 64000 with the support of dual TX32 modules per chassis. This increase in downstream channel density and bandwidth helps cable operators provide greater capacity and bandwidth for commercial and high-tier residential customers. In addition, operators can now leverage superior control of IPTV traffic with greater multicast traffic control, enhanced multipath routing redundancy, and subscriber billing with L2 MAC configuration. The BSR 64000 also supports superior bandwidth management capabilities by supporting both DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding and dynamic load balancing simultaneously across existing 2:8 and TX32 modules.

Motorola's DOCSIS 3.0 Bronze qualified CMTS includes support for IPv4 and IPv6 and is backwards compatible with DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 standards to further protect investments in operators' CPE portfolio. Designed for service assurance, the BSR 64000 is also compatible with Motorola's NBBS device management platform and Motorola's eCare solution for remote customer configuration and support.

Click here for more information on Motorola's DOCSIS 3.0 ultra-broadband products.

Motorola will showcase the BSR 64000 release 5.2 at Motorola's booth (#2037) at The Cable Show, April 1-3 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Stay tuned to the Motorola blog for more Motorola news and industry commentary including live coverage on site at the Cable Show: www.mediaexperiences2go.com.

Nokia releases a new software update for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Update includes a wide range of new features and improvements
Espoo, Finland - Nokia has announced a software update to the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to further improve the performance and add new functionalities to the device. The software update is immediately available for download on Nokia Software Update website (http://www.nokia.com/softwareupdate) free of charge (data charges may apply).
Improvements in the new software version include faster data download from Internet, improved e-mail experience, better search experience with in-device search. Many additional features are also included in the software update:
- Faster user interface and faster download times
- New camcorder features: second camera support for still image capture in addition to video calls, burst mode that allows people to take multiple pictures one after another without needing to repress the picture taking button
- Mobile Dictionary: built-in dictionary functionality with voice playback of words utilizing text-to-speech technology, support for 38 languages
- Application Update: with Application Update people can check for available updates for applications and update them directly in the device. Applications can also be kept up-to-date by setting the checking to automatic.
"The update includes great improvements in the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. As mobile devices become more and more advanced, additional features and new functionalities are easy to install to the existing device. We recommend people to take advantage of the new features and upgrade their Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and get more from their existing device," said Soren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Devices, Nokia.
Nokia regularly releases firmware updates for many device models and improves the overall experience by adding new functionality and improving performance.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Punjab, bestseller for luxury cars in India

Punjab has stood one of the bestsellers for the luxuy cars sales despite having the GDP growth rate of 5% which is approximately just just high than the national growth rate of 9% and the agriculture growth rate of mere 2%.

The real-estate boom in punjab touched high and the landlords made quite a good bucks by selling thier lands and the quick earned money played a role on spending on luxury cars.

BMW sold more than 90 cars in less than 6 months while Daimler is expecting to sell 200 units during its financial year. Ludhiana hold the tag of highest numb er of Mercedes and the number is growing. Other premium models like Skoda and Corolla are also very popular brands in the state. Volvo has appointed a new dealer location in Chandigarh.

The research shows that despite the overall picture of economy growth in punjab where state has slipped to 6th slot in terms of per capita income and many industrial units relocated to neaighbouring states due to tax and other lack of resoruces, the car market is still up and growing.

NRI money is also playing a role in giving rise to the luxury car market and easy availiability of back credits have also guven a push to this growth.


Yuba City Punjabi have a mini punjab in USA

Yuba city, A well know for punjabi people and has become a mini punjab in USA. It is believed that Yuba city and surroundng areas are most densily populated with punjabi community.

Its called mini punjabi due to the fact that you can see the punjabi atmosphere if you go around the city as you may definately find things related to punjab and its culture.

Punjabi people in california have been playing a well role in the community activities and now even the mainstream people can identify punjabis in the region.

You can find people of this community being involved in from small scale businesses to multi crore companies, also on the farming field you can find the fields owned by punjabi.

Some of the big real estate agents are punjabi in california who have been on the top charts on the annual sales chart.

In next few years it is also believed that people from this area may be playing active role in the American polititcs.


Real Estate in California

Real estate prices are estimated to fall and decline and the most affected area anticipated in USA is west-coast. The areas on the list are Stokton California, Merced California, Reno Nevada, Fresno Ca, Vallejo/Fairfield , Ca, Las Vegas Nevada, Bakersfield Ca, Sacramento Ca, Washinton DC, Tucson Arizona and is anticipated that the price of the real estate may decline in the coming months. The range of decline is guessed to be between 6% to 8%.

Especially the decline might be seen in the residential properties. Although the prices have been touching sky heights in the past but it may be a good time to purchase a new property for those who have been waiting.

In the recent years it was seen that people had started looking to relocate due to the high prices and many of them had even relocated themself to other cities of USA.

Although one should not simply jump on buying the real-esate in california, one must get consultation from a good real-estate advisor personally and then look at the market


Housing Market going up in Punjab real estate dimensions

Real estate and housing market is gradually picking up again in Punjab. The market saw a slow down in the last half of the previous year and first quarter of 2009. The symptoms of marketting catching up has started sneaking up with the dollar value being going up.

Another interesting factor which may have feuled the punjab property market is with some NRI securing their properties back home in punjab after US companies started laying off people in many industries. During this downtime in US market, NRI are attracted more towards buying property and real estate in punjab rather than investing in abroad.

It is estimated that approx more than 10,000 NRI from US alone will deal in property buying and selling in Punjab alone during the current year. NRI Punjabi can be heard talking to each other inquring about rates and location of interest with each other. �I am looking for a location which is similiar to the luxary and ease offered in USA along with a little privacy�, says Jaspreet Singh, a Gas Station owner, who plans to visit India during this summer.

Although with too much fraud going on in real-estate and lack of proper knowledge about property for NRI�s, many a times its still hard to find realtor who works openly with NRI�s.


Gurminder Guri comes out with hit album “Dil De Ni Mare”

Gurminder Guri, came out with the blast debut album �Dil De Ni Mare� which has given a sensation in punjabi music industry. The number �Lallu Karey Kawalliyan� is been on the top of the punjabi hits charts since the album release and got a motivational reviews from critics.

�It took almost more than a year to compile the album numbers and bring it to the listeners, i didn�t wanted to compromise with the quality of lyrics or music� said Gurminder Guri to the press media in USA during the press conference. Adding further he mentioned, �The 10 songs we picked up were among the 25 songs which i had prepared and the best mix was selected to go out in the release�.

Gurminder Guri has been invited in more than dozen events to speak out on the album since the album hit the market in USA and have been approached by his fans endless times via email and phone.

The album was first released by Point Zero Entertainers in India and collaboratively by Music Box and TuneLabs in North America. TuneLabs, Point Zero and Music Box are the most aggressive and leading music companies in USA, Canada and India respectively.

Dil De Nu Mare (Singer: Gurminder Guri)

# Song Lyrics

1 Lallo Kare Kawallian

2 Dil Hor Mangda Kamme Rote Wala

3 Jhalli Ho Gayi Aan

4 Kuriye Gulab Rangiyey Mangal hathoor

5 Dil De Ne Mare

6 Munde Chandigarh Wale

7 Nili Chatt Waleya

8 Gal Baat Gurnaam Gamma

9 Ikk Geda Dede

10 Dherian Mitti Diyaan

The most popular number in the album is �Lallu Kare Kawalliyan� and is written by Gurminder himself along with �Jhalli Ho Gayi Aan�, �Dil De Ne Mare�, �Munde Chandigarh Wale�, �Nili Chatt Waleya�, �Ikk Geda Dede�, �Dherian Mitti Diyaan�. Mangal Hathoor has provided lyrics for �Kuriye Gulab Rangiyey� wheras Kamme Rote Wala has writeen lyrics for �Dil Hor Mangda�. Gurnaam Gamm penned the lyrics for �Gal Baat�. The rap has been done by Simitra Roy within various songs.

Harjit Nagra is the producer of the album and presentation is by Parminder Panaich. The music is the album is compiled by �Anu Manu


Amrinder campaigns to takeoff soon

Chief Minister, Capt Amrinder Singh, has started his election campaigns by holding a series of meeting along with party members and other organizations. Mr Singh also targets to meet with district centers to cash on the recent economic development efforts by the congress governement since his appointment.

Informing the media staff, Capt Amrinder singh told that he will filing the nomination and manifesto will soon released which will cover all the future visions of the party. He also said that approx 50 to 60 rallies out which atleast 1/4 will be addressed by the congress president Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. Rahul Gandhi. CM also told that he would also campaign for party candidates in the state.


Badal will head as punjab chief minister

Mohali, Mar 2 Parkash Singh Badal,Akali Dal leader, was today sworn in as Punjab Chief Minister. This is his fourth time, being sworn as a Chief minister of Punjab.The oath was administered by Punjab Governor S F Rodrigues at a ceremony held at PCA stadium here in Mohali where thousands of party worker and party supporters witnessed the ceremony.

As a chief minister he will lead and head the SAD-BJP alliance government taking over from the five-year rule of Amarinder Singh-led Congress government.

This itself is a record that Badal is the first leader in Punjab to become the chief minister for the fourth time. In the past also he chared his earlier record of being the chief minister for three times with Gopi Chand Bhargava, who was the first chief minister of the state after the country�s independence in 1947.

Previously Mr. Badal had held the post in 1970-71 for 15 months, in 1977-1980 for 32 months and in 1997-2002 for five years, as a Chief Minister earlier.

SAD-BJP alliance was voted back to power with 67 seats routing the Congress, which bagged 44 seats in the 117-member state assembly. The remaining five seats went to the independents.


Italy may open Visa Office In Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Italy may shortly open its visa office in Chandigarh to cater to the growing demand of Punjabis migrating to that country for employment.

An indication to this effect was given by Antonio Armellini, Ambassador of Italy during his hour-long meeting with the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here today. Antonio was responding to a request in this regard from Badal.

The office may initially have the level of an Honorary Consulate and may be opened as soon as the Government of India gives its clearance. Mr. Antonio was accompanied by Italian Consulate in New Delhi Gabriele Annis.

Talking to the Chief Minister Antonio also said that the doors of his country for skilled Punjabi manpower were open especially in the field of Agriculture, Agro-Processing, Machine tools and Horticulture.Badal also sought Italian cooperation from Antonio in the field of education, spatially at the school level. Antonio said that many Italian Universities and Institutions had Indian affiliates but unfortunately there were non so far from Punjab . He said that his Country was willing to cooperate with the Government of India and the state government to facilitate tie-ups between Educational Institutions in Punjab and Italy. He said that this would also open up avenues for Punjabi students in other parts of the Europe .

Both Badal and Antonio agreed on the need for putting in place legal procedure to ensure that the Punjabi youth were not exploited by unscrupulous agents at home and greedy employers abroad. Badal informed that state government was in the process of bringing a about Legislation to regulate the functioning of Travel Agents in Punjab .

The visiting Ambassador said that his country had a special stake in Punjab as more than 80% of the Indians migrating to Italy came from this state. He said that most of them were prospering and were well integrated in to the host society. Some of them were willing to contribute pro-actively to promote economic, cultural and social inter relations between Government of Italy and the Government & people of Punjab . He however pointed out that many of those who had illegally migrated to Italy were facing hardships and were subject to exploitation and blackmail in exchange for shelter and meagerly employment. He said that this was entirely avoidable as his country really welcomes the enterprising Punjabi migrants who came there after following proper procedure.

Antonio also extended an invitation to Badal to visit Italy which the Chief Minister gratefully accepted. Mr. Badal presented a spatial memento to Antonio as a token of love from the people of Punjab .

The meeting was attended a part from Badal by Media Advisor to Chief Minister Harcharan Bains, Chief Secretary, Punjab R.I. Singh and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister D.S. Guru.


Dr. Gurcharan Singh leaves a void behind

Newyork (SIKHPRESS) : Dr. Gurcharan Singh, a sikh philospher and writer, left the sikh diaspora in a sad state after his unfortunate demise in an accident.

After visiting Sri Gurdwara Plainview, NY Dr. Gurcharan met with an accident while crossing the road at at late night of Mar-30th. The accident turned out to be fatal thus taking the life of an asset of the sikh community.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh was a political science professor at Mary St. College, Manhattan and was also a speaker at U.N.O. He played an active role in Sikh related activities and was also an member of various groups related to literature and education. Dr. Singh was running �Sahit Sabha�, a non-profit organization, under which he organized seminars and discussions on punjabi, writings, sikhism, sikh disapora etc. His efforts were experienced as a organization rather than individual.

The known personality in american community has left a void which might not get filled and the whole sikh community will always see that space and will remeber him through the work and sacrifice he did during his life.


Chandumajra expresses profound grief on the sad demise of Capt Kanwaljit Singh

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra expressed profound grief and sorrow on the very sad demise of Punjab Cooperation Minister Captain Kanwaljit Singh.

Describing him a brave soldier, a great statesman and a seasoned politician, Chadumajra said that by his death Punjab has lost its great son who has suffered a great for the country and the State of Punjab. Chandumajra said that being his close associate he was shocked by the departure of this great soul. The irreparable loss caused by his death to Punjab as well as country can not be restored for a long time. Chandumajra condoned the grief with the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minsiter Parkash Singh Badal and deputy Chief Minister Sukjbir Singh Badal who are on election campaining in Punjab were expectred to reach Chandigarh on Monday morning as they couldn\'t get clearance for helicopter to land at Chandigarh. Surinder Kaur Badal and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa reached PGI soon after hearing the news of accident in the evening.


Chandigarh Press Club condoles demise of Capt Kanwaljit Singh

CHANDIGARH: The Governing council of Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday at an emergency meeting expressed condolence over the sad demise of Punjab coopertaion minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh in a road accident.

The governing coucil headed by Sarabjit Singh Pandher in a statement said that Capt Kanwaljit Singh was an honorary member of Chandigarh Press Club and he was considered a friend of mediat fraternity. His death has shocked the journalists and in this hour of grief, Chandigarh Press Club express sympathy with the family of departed leader, said Naveen Grewal General Secretary of Chandigarh Press Club.


Punjab govt declares holiday on Monday, seven days mourning

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government on Sunday declared holiday on Monday, March 30 and seven days mourning as a tribute to departed Akali leader and cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh. He died Sunday in a road accident.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has called meeting of his cabinet on Monday to pay tributes to Capt Kanwaljit Singh. He has expressed deep shock over the demise of senior party functionary and a visionary leader.


Death of Capt Kanwaljit Singh sent shock waves in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Senior Akali Dal leader and Punjab cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh Sunday died in a road accident near village Khanpur on Kharar-Riopar highway. He was 66. The demise of Capt.Kanwaljit Singh sent wave shocks in Punjab.

Capt Kanwaljit Singh was elected MLA for the third term from Banur assembly constituency. He has served as home minister and Finance Minister in previous two SAD governments.Born on September 1,1942 Capt Kanwaljit Singh took active part in Dharam Yudh Morcha during emergency declared by late PM Indira Gandhi. He went to jail several times during agitation on Punjab\'s demands.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, formwer Chief Minsiter Capt Amarinder Singh and several ministers expressed shock over demise of Capt Kanwaljit Singh.

According to reports the car in which Capt Kanwaljit Singh was travelling ws hit by two trucks one from front and the other from rear side. The ill fated car was sand witched. The minister was rushed to PGI Chandigarh where doctors tried to revive him but failed. He is survived by his wife Sarabjit Kaur and son Jasjit Singh Bunny who is Chairman of Punjab cooperative Bank.

Captain Kanwaljit Singh was considered a man of principles and an upright politician. He was respected as visionary leader who was guide for the present Akali leadership. He was general secretary in SAD(Longowal) and SAD (Badal). He has widely travelled abroad and changed the face of cooperative movement in Punjab

According to PGIMER officials, he reached PGIMER at 5:50 PM and was critically injured. A team of doctors in PGIMER made all possible efforts to save Captain kanwaljit Singh who along with two others sustained injuries. �Captain Singh, 65 years of age was in Polytrauma condition and he died at around 8:30,� said a doctor.

Other two persons travelling in the car were Parminder, 33 and Ratan Singh, 45. They sustained serious injuries during the accident. Doctors inmformed that both are in polytrauma condition and we are trying to revive them.

Manoranjan Kalia, industry minsiter and Such Singh Langaj agriculture minister condoled the sad demise of Capt Kanwaljit Singh. Bir Devinder Singh former deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha also expressed grief over the demise of capt Kanwaljit Singh. He described him a a gentleman politician.


Capt.Kanwaljeet Singh is no more

Chandigarh (sikhpress): Senior Akali Dal leader and Punjab Cooperation Minister Kanwaljit Singh was seriously injured in a road accident in the state\'s Mohali district on Sunday evening

Mr. Singh was rushed to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here, his aides said.

The accident between the minister\'s vehicle and a truck took place near Landran town in Mohali district, 25 km from here, while the minister was going for an election meeting.

Mohali district police chief Jatinder Singh Aulakh told IANS that the minister was rushed to the PGIMER after the accident.

PGI chandigarh declated that Captain Kanwaljeet is no more now.

Tribute to Capt.Kanwaljeet Singh at his residence :-

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ਵਰੁਣ ਮਾਮਲੇ \'ਤੇ ਸਿੱਬਲ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅਡਵਾਨੀ ਦੀ ਆਲੋਚਨਾ

ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ(ਭਾਸ਼ਾ), 28 ਮਾਰਚ 2009 ( 15:29 IST )

ਕਾਂਗਰਸ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਨੇ ਭਾਜਪਾ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਅਹੁਦੇ ਦੇ ਦਾਅਵੇਦਾਰ ਲਾਲ ਕ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨ ਅਡਵਾਨੀ ਦੇ ਪੀਲੀਭੀਤ ਤੋਂ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਉਮੀਦਵਾਰ ਵਰੁਣ ਗਾਂਧੀ ਸਿਆਸੀ ਤੁਫਾਨ ਪੈਦਾ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੀ ਮੁਸਲਿਮ ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਟਿੱਪਣੀ ਉੱਪਰ ਚੁੱਪ ਰਹਿਣ ਕਾਰਣ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਆਲੋਚਨਾ ਕੀਤੀ.

ਸੀਨੀਅਰ ਕਾਂਗਰਸ ਆਗੂ ਕਪਿੱਲ ਸਿੱਬਲ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਜੋ ਕੁੱਝ ਹੋ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ, ਖਾਮੋਸ਼ ਅਡਵਾਨੀ ਉਸ ਤੋਂ ਚੰਗੀ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਜਾਣੂੰ ਹਨ ਕਿਉਂ ਜੋ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਰਜੀ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਇਹ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਸੀ.ਉਹ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਅਸਾਨੀ ਨਾਲ ਰੋਕ ਸਕਦੇ ਸਨ.

ਸਿੱਬਲ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਮਾਮਲਾ ਜਨਤਾ ਦੀਆਂ ਨਜ਼ਰਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਬਰਕਰਾਰ ਰਹੇ ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਤਮਾਸ਼ਾ ਚੱਲਦਾ ਰਹੇ.ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਬਿਆਨ ਤੋਂ ਕੁੱਝ ਸਮਾਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਵਰੁਣ ਨੇ ਪੀਲੀਭੀਤ ਦੀ ਅਦਾਲਤ ਵਿਚ ਆਤਮ ਸਮਰਪਣ ਦੀ ਅਰਜ਼ੀ ਲਗਾਈ ਸੀ.

ਵਰੁਣ ਉੱਤਰ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼ ਦੇ ਪੀਲੀਭੀਤ ਲੋਕਸਭਾ ਹਲਕੇ ਤੋਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਚੌਣ ਕੈਰੀਅਰ ਦੀ ਸ਼ੁਰੂਆਤ ਕਰਨ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ.

ਸਿੱਬਲ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਨਾਲ ਅਡਵਾਨੀ ਦੇ ਅਕਸ ਉੱਪਰ ਮਾੜ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵ ਪਵੇਗਾ ਕਿਉਂ ਜੋ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਸਮਾਜ ਅਜਿਹੀ ਸਿਆਸਤ ਨੂੰ ਪਸੰਦ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਦਾ.ਅਡਵਾਨੀ ਨੂੰ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਇਸ ਮਾਮਲੇ ਨੂੰ ਸੋਝੀ ਨਾਲ ਨਿਬਟਾਉਣ.


Punjab Minister seriously injured in car-truck smash

Chandigarh (sikhpress): Senior Akali Dal leader and Punjab Cooperation Minister Kanwaljit Singh was seriously injured in a road accident in the state\'s Mohali district on Sunday evening.

Mr. Singh was rushed to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here, his aides said.

The accident between the minister\'s vehicle and a truck took place near Landran town in Mohali district, 25 km from here, while the minister was going for an election meeting.

Mohali district police chief Jatinder Singh Aulakh told IANS that the minister was rushed to the PGIMER after the accident.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Light up your life with Sony Ericsson's stylish new T707 mobile phone

Miami, USA – 26th March 2009 – Sony Ericsson today announced its latest mobile phone, the T707, with tennis star and style icon Maria Sharapova, who perfectly epitomises the phone's sleek and elegant qualities.     

The T707 truly interacts with the user – it lights up when you receive a call and you can personalise the light settings to each of your friends, so you always know who wants you.  If you are too busy to answer, simply end the call with a wave of your hand over the screen – you can also do the same gesture to snooze the alarm – your very own magic wand!

"The T707 is my ultimate new accessory," said Maria. "I am always on the go and I need a phone that is easy to use, and of course chic as well!  I never miss a call with the eye-catching light effects and personalised pulsation settings and I love the fact that I can just wave my hand to mute a call using the gesture control.  I can also use my practical and stylish Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV715 to take my calls, check my emails and blog to my website from the phone. It's great to have a phone that looks good but also lets me keep up-to-date with everything I need."

Perfect pixels for every pose
Coordinate the T707 to any outfit, as it comes in a rainbow range of three clam shells to suit every mood. Whatever you wear will be perfectly captured by the 3.2 megapixel camera, making sure that you stand out on screen as much as you do in real life.  The photos can then be uploaded to your personal social networking site using the HTML web browser, so you and your friends can keep up to date wherever you are.

Customise your phone like your clothes 
With the T707 you will never be left behind in the style stakes, as the 2.2 inch screen is waiting to be customised to your individual taste.  The changing wallpaper themes will ensure that you are never caught wearing clashing colours!  The theme also changes from day into evening, which is perfect if, like Maria, you need to match with everything from tennis whites to a little black dress.

Packed with extras, as one option is never enough…
This is one accessory you will never leave home without as the T707 packs in more extras than even your handbag.  The FM radio and Bluetooth™ audio streaming will entertain you when you are out and about, and you can download music, games and ringtones at the touch of a button with PlayNow™ to ensure that boredom is something which happens to other people!

"The T707 is the next step in the style evolution from Sony Ericsson," said Linda Schori, Global Marketing Business Manager for Style Category, Sony Ericsson.  "Maria Sharapova is the perfect partner for us as she exemplifies not only elegance but also substance, just like the T707.  It works hard and is also sleek, glamorous and desirable – a truly winning combination!" 

Maria knows that all eyes will be on her this season and thanks to her new T707; she can rest assured that whatever she does, she will look stylish, glamorous and be in control of her life with just the wave of a hand.

The T707
The light of your life

•          Unique pulsating notification and light effects
•          Day and Night changing theme
•          Gesture control for muting calls and alarm
•          Capture moments with 3.2 MP camera

The T707 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100. The 
T707a supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100. The T707 will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Mysterious Black, Spring Rose and Lucid Blue.

The Sony Ericsson T707 at a glance


  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Up to 3.2x digital zoom
  • Photo fix
  • Picture blogging
  • Video blogging
  • Video recording
  • Video light


  • Media player
  • Mega Bass™
  • Album art
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)


  • Access NetFront™ Web browser
  • Web shortcut search key
  • Web feeds
  • Photo feeds


  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling (main camera)


  • Email
  • Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Chat View
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder


  • Light effects
  • Pulsating light notification
  • Gesture control
  • Day and Night changing theme
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation


  • Media
  • YouTube™
  • 3D games
  • Motion gaming
  • Java
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing


  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Modem
  • Synchronization
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer

Location-based services

  • Geo tagging of photos
  • Google Maps™



  • The T707
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Stereo Portable handsfree
  • User documentation

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 93 x 50 x 14.1 mm
  • Weight: 95 grams


  • Mysterious Black
  • Spring Rose
  • Lucid Blue

Main screen

  • Type: 262,144 colour TFT, scratch-resistant
  • Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  • Size: 2.2 inches

External screen

  • Type: Monochromatic OLED, scratch-resistant
  • Resolution: 128 x 36 pixels
  • Size: 1.1"
  • Phone memory: Up to 100MB
  • Memory card support:
  • Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 400 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 400 hrs
  • Video call time: Up to 2 hrs

Availability and versions

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSDPA 2100


  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100

1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant.

2) Talk and standby times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Apply for the scholarships NOW!!!- Sikh Naujwan Sabha

An Announcement by the Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia

Calling all Sikh students who are eligible for the JPA and other scholarships. Please go online and apply for the scholarships NOW!!!

Please send a copy of your application to the Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia . We shall collate, compile and track all these applications.

We would work with our contacts and well-wishers to ensure that these applications are given due consideration during the scholarship award process and the subsequent appeal process.

Please send a copy of the print-out of the scholarship application. In addition, send copies of your certificates.

Fax +6 03 4031 3313 or

Email (scanned copies) malkithsingh@ gmail.com and amanjeet@streamyx. com or

Courier these documents to Sabha House, 11A, Jalan Kuantan, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur


1. You must meet the minimum requirement set by the scholarship authority

2. Please apply directly as stipulated by the scholarship authority

3. Do not send these copies to SNSM by ordinary post. There is NO time. Use PosLaju or Courier!!

4. Please follow-up with a call to SNSM to ensure that the copies are received

5. Please identify yourself as an INDIAN in all your applications for jobs, universities / colleges and scholarships! !!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Forum Nokia announces winners of Mobile Games University Competition 2009

Student developers work against the clock to submit "the mobile games of tomorrow"
GDC - San Francisco, CA - Forum Nokia, the largest mobile development community worldwide, has today revealed the winners of its global Mobile Games University Competition. Parsons The New School for Design in the US and The Upper Austria University have scooped the two prestigious top spots, being chosen above the other participating Forum Nokia PRO universities. Students were invited by Nokia to design, prototype and showcase new ideas for future mobile games. The two winning teams will receive a trip to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, March 23rd to 27th.
Forum Nokia PRO universities participated in the competition, submitting 44 games in total. The two winning games, not ranked in order, were:
'Weekness': Parsons The New School for Design, US
By Drew Cogbill, Yumi Endo and Rabia Malik, 'Weekness' is a game built upon the concept that friends share their SMS activity, resulting in social interactions that reflect individual communication styles, extending the functionality of text messaging into a game. User generated content plays a key and innovative role in the game-play. Weekness is developed for Flash Lite 3.0 and the Adobe Flash Lite Distributable Player.
'MooLan': The Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg
By Michael Holzl and Bernhard Aufreiter from the department of Mobile Computing, 'MooLan' is a space shuttle pilot maneouvering game which utilizes handset accelerometer and proximity sensors as well as the camera. The game concept is adapted from the classic 'Moon Lander' game but takes it in a new direction through the innovative use of platform functionalities and fully sensor-based control mechanics.
"This competition reveals how the next-generation of game designers will help redefine the very essence of gaming by emphasizing the crucial role of social communication," said David Carroll, Assistant Professor of Media Design, Parsons The New School for Design. "It signals a new era of socially intertwined games where the distinction between the producer and player are completely blurred."
"We're thrilled to have been picked as a winner," said Bernhard Aufreiter, Upper Austria University. "We really wanted to maximize our use of handset features like sensors and camera technology - there are so many exciting innovations that can be applied to mobile games now. It has been great to have the opportunity to work with Nokia and be rewarded for our efforts. We're looking forward to being able to network with other like-minded developers at GDC and pick up some real industry insights."
"We were really impressed by the standard of entries we received, especially seeing as the students had to develop these concepts in just a few weeks," said Dr Mark Ollila, Director of Technology and Strategy and Head of Games Publishing, Nokia. "Games were judged on criteria including entertainment value, creativity and usability. This kind of competition really showcases the raw talent of our next-generation of mobile games developers and provides an insight into the potential of our industry."
Please visit us at GDC! The N-Gage by Nokia booth is #5605, North Hall, Moscone Center.
Riku Suomela, Nokia, will be giving a talk on the Forum Nokia Mobile Games University Competition from 11.00 - 12.00pm on Wednesday 25th March. The winning designs will be demo'd straight after.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Airtel digital TV brings A R Rahman to Bangalore

Bharti Airtel Limited today announced the first winner of its mega promotion �Bring Home the Magic' for its DTH service � digital TV. Mohammed Rafi, an Engineer from Bangalore, is the lucky Airtel digital TV customer who hosted Airtel Brand Ambassador A R Rahman at his home.

Congratulating the winner, Mr. Deepak Srivastava, CEO � DTH, Bharti Airtel, said, "Airtel digital TV has redefined the digital home entertainment experience in the country. This promotion is an endeavor to get closer to our customers and to bring home our core service proposition of service, trust and quality. With this unique offer, we are giving our customers the opportunity to experience magical entertainment at home with their favourite stars and thousands of other exciting prizes."

An ecstatic Mohammed Rafi said, "When A R Rahman won the Oscars, I had a dream of being able to congratulate him in person. This dream is now a reality thanks to Airtel digital TV. This day will forever remain truly unforgettable."

The �Bring Home the Magic' promotion offers Airtel digital TV customers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a chance to bring home their favourite stars - A R Rahman, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Zaheer Khan and Gautam Gambhir. In addition, customers stand a chance to win a number of other exciting prizes including Samsung LCD TVs and Nokia phones. The offer is valid till 31st May 2009 and is open to customers across India (except Tamil Nadu).

Airtel digital TV has brought in many firsts like a Universal Remote for operating both the set top box and TV and the only MPEG4 standard with DVB S2 technology that gives exceptional picture clarity and consistently high quality audio. The Airtel digital TV service is available across the country and is supported by 24x7 customer care available in 8 different languages and a team of 800 professionally trained service engineers. For further details, visit www.airtel.in/digitaltv

By http://www.indiaprwire.com/

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Nokia Developer Summit features latest in mobile application development and distribution through Ovi Store

Two-day summit will explore global application distribution through Nokia channels, web runtime and browser optimization, plus cross-platform development using latest Nokia technologies 
Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the 2009 Nokia Developer Summit to be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco from April 28-29, 2009. Tero Ojanperä, Executive Vice President, Nokia Services, will deliver the opening keynote, addressing leading software developers, network operators and content partners about Nokia business and development opportunities.
Registration is now open at www.developersummit2009.com. Attendees from around the world will learn, share and explore the latest in application and content development, integration and distribution opportunities for Nokia devices and services.
At the event, Ojanperä will deliver "Developing for the Era of Social Location," affirming the exciting possibilities available to software developers interested in the convergence of social networking, physical location and mobility using Nokia platforms.
Additional keynote speakers include Lee Williams, Executive Director of the Symbian Foundation, who will address the "Evolution of Open Mobile Platforms"; and Michael Halbherr, Vice President of Nokia Location Based Services, who will discuss "Unleashing Innovation for the World with Maps."
The latest Nokia Developer Summit agenda includes experts from the world of mobile technology and is available at www.developersummit2009.com/agenda.
Attendees at the Nokia Developer Summit will receive the latest updates about publishing to the Ovi Store through www.publish.ovi.com, a self-service publishing tool that provides developers with an easy way to distribute and monetize their applications and content to millions of consumers using Nokia devices.
"The 2009 Nokia Developer Summit will gather developers from around the world to learn about the latest technologies and business opportunities that only Nokia can offer," said Rob Taylor, Head of Forum Nokia. "The Summit brings developers, global network operators, business partners and Nokia experts together in a truly collaborative learning environment that explores how Nokia can help developers improve their business and tap into the growth in mobile application development opportunities worldwide."
In addition, software developers attending the 2009 Nokia Developer Summit will learn about:
- Advanced technical information about Nokia technologies and development platforms, including Ovi, Flash Lite, Web Runtime, Qt, maemo and Nokia touch-screen interfaces;
- Partnership opportunities with Nokia, as well as funding opportunities for developers through Nokia's venture capital arm, Nokia Growth Partners; and
- Marketing and promotional opportunites through Forum Nokia plus revenue sharing and pricing strategies for Ovi Store.
Developer attendees can also schedule one-on-one meetings at the Summit with Nokia technology and business experts to answer open questions. In addtion, attendees can participate in special hands-on lab exercises in the latest mobile technologies and platforms that promise to substantially broaden the software development and business horizons of mobile developers who attend the event.
On Day Two of the Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to watch an elite group of developers selected by Forum Nokia, as they go face-to-face in a 24-hour "Hackathon" competition to complete Web Runtime widgets for the home screen of the new Nokia N97. The ideas for the "Hackathon" build upon the best widget ideas selected from more than 1,000 concepts submitted by consumers around the world for the Nokia N97 Widget Design Competition. The winning widgets created during the "Hackathon" will be distributed through the Ovi Store.  Additional details about this contest are available at http://2009.nseries.com.
For more information and to register in advance for the 2009 Nokia Developer Summit, visit:  www.developersummit2009.com.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sikh taxi driver who turned millionaire hit hard in Oz bushfires

Adelaide: The story of Charanamat Singh, the Sikh taxi driver-turned-millionaire in Northern Australia, has all the trappings of a rags-to-riches Bollywood thriller.

However, the gritty farmer was turned into a pauper overnight after the recent bushfires in Victoria destroyed his 150-acre farm, buildings and equipment worth millions of dollars.

�Every thing was gutted in front our eyes in the last week of February 2009. Over 200 people died in the area due to fires that left no time for anyone to flee. I thank the Almighty that all of us, my wife, children, brother and father, managed to stay alive,� Singh told visiting Indian journalists in Melbourne.

A devout Sikh, 55-year-old Singh who hails from Phillaur district, had left his native land disenchanted with militancy in Punjab in 1986.

Initially, he started as a taxi driver in Melbourne, the home of the large Indian expatriate community, and never looked back. Burning with an urge to become a farmer, like his family members back in Phillaur, Singh, by dint of hard work, made it big after he managed to save enough to own few taxies and later mobilised bank loans to buy large tracts of land, about 50 km from Melbourne where he grew broccoli and beans and produced bottled water from the water springs in his farm.


Motorola Expands On Demand Platform to Enhance Support for Rapidly Growing On Demand Libraries

Motorola, Inc.

--New Motorola B-3 Video Server leverages Adaptive Media Management framework to optimize service providers' streaming, storage, and network resources

HORSHAM, Pa., March 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today introduced the Motorola B-3 Video Server, creating the broadest, most flexible lineup of solid-state on demand servers in the industry. Designed to address small- to medium-sized streaming sites, the B-3 complements the Motorola B-1, the world's most widely deployed solid-state on demand server. When joined with the Motorola CPS1000 Content Propagation System, the Motorola on demand platform addresses the rapid growth in on-demand usage and content libraries while optimizing operator storage, streaming and network resources.

The Motorola B-3 Video Server leverages industry-standard hardware to create a high-performance, highly scalable, fault tolerant server that delivers premium support for video on demand (VOD), time-shifted TV, on demand ad insertion, network DVR (nDVR), and other advanced services. Available from early Q2 09, the B-3 efficiently scales from several hundred to more than 3,000 streams and can be configured as a standalone server with integrated content library, or as an edge server deployed alongside a B-1 .

As on demand usage and libraries rapidly expand, operators require on demand networks that are flexible enough to cater to changing demands. In response, Motorola integrated Adaptive Media Management throughout its on demand portfolio. The Motorola Adaptive Media Management (AMM) algorithms were developed by analyzing data from 160 B-1 deployments encompassing 900 thousand streams worldwide. CPS1000 utilizes AMM to distribute content and assign streaming resources across the network and to share content libraries between servers. AMM enables the B-1 and B-3 servers to select the optimal storage and streaming technologies. The result is the optimization streaming and network resources, reduction in storage costs, and ability to deliver the level of choice consumers want.

"The new B-3 server expands Motorola's on demand hardware and software portfolio, organized around the Adaptive Media Management framework," said Sean Welch, director, on demand video for the Motorola Home and Networks Mobility business. "Adaptive Media Management enables our service provider customers to optimize their streaming, storage and network bandwidth resources, reducing operational and capital expenses even as they face unprecedented growth in on demand libraries and consumer demand for personalized media experiences."

For more information on Motorola's on demand portfolio, including hardware and software solutions, please visit the on demand section of Motorola's website. Motorola will also have its on-demand and content management technology on display at The Cable Show, booth #2037, CCBN in Beijing #3502, and the IPTV World Forum in London #300. For commentary on broadband home solutions, including cable VOD technology, please visit the Motorola blog at www.mediaexperiences2go.com.

Motorola's Latest Broadband Solutions Offer High Availability, Resiliency and Security in the 4.9GHz Band

Motorola, Inc.

PTP 49600 and PMP 49400 wireless broadband solutions offer government, state and local agencies with robust and secure connectivity in the 4.9GHz licensed band.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced new additions to its proven and cost-effective Wireless Broadband portfolio - the Point-to-Point (PTP) 49600 series wireless Ethernet bridge and the Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) 49400 series wireless network access solution. Operating in the 4.9 GHz licensed band and offering high availability, these wireless broadband solutions provide public safety agencies and local governments with reliable, robust and secure wireless connectivity, while the lower cost of ownership makes them more affordable than leased lines or previously available licensed microwave alternatives.

"Both the PTP 49600 and the PMP 49400 are an affordable licensed band solution that can help public safety agencies and local governments support applications requiring additional bandwidth, reduce costs associated with leased lines, or backhaul the traffic on their two-way radio networks," said Phil Bolt, vice president and general manager, Motorola Wireless Broadband. "With years of field-proven experience in mission-critical communications, Motorola continues to be the trusted partner on which public safety and government agency professionals across the globe can depend for cost-effective, reliable and secure connectivity."

High availability and resilience

With the PTP 49600 solution, customers can replace costly leased lines while reducing their operating costs or establish ad-hoc connectivity for disaster recovery, emergency services and special events. Designed for customers who require always-on, secure and reliable connectivity and backhaul solutions that can perform in mission-critical situations, the PTP 49600 bridges can be deployed in harsh and challenging environments. By offering five-nines availability and latency of less than two milliseconds, PTP solutions are ideally suited to backhaul mission critical land mobile radio systems, such as Motorola's ASTRO(R) 25, as well as traffic from video surveillance cameras, Motorola Mesh nodes or 4.9 GHz hot spots and command centers. The PTP 49600 solution is an IP-based radio delivering up to 150 mbps and includes integrated T1/E1 ports to provide low latency and jitter for excellent voice quality, which is paramount for public safety and two-way radio system operators to support the critical nature of applications like 9-1-1 or disaster recovery efforts.

"As we looked to Motorola to help us improve the dispatch functions in our 9-1-1 Dispatch Center, we also sought to find a more cost-effective way to backhaul two-way radio traffic on our Astro system," said Tim McKee, director, 911 Dispatch Center, Chippewa County, Michigan. "We selected the PTP 49600 solution from Motorola because it operates in the 4.9 GHz licensed band, can be rapidly deployed and expanded, and provides a secure and affordable alternative to the T1 leased lines we currently use for connecting the radio towers in our county."

The PTP 49600 radios leverage time- and field-tested technologies inherent in Motorola's Wireless Broadband portfolio, meeting a wide range of public safety requirements like resistance to interference or fading as well as signal optimization for maximum data throughput, link quality and availability. They come with robust data security features, which can include an optional layer of security with FIPS-197-compliant AES encryption. A simple network design allows the PTP 49600 systems to complement existing networks and the radios are easy to install. The PTP LINKPlanner design tool allows customers and partners to quickly determine link performance for multiple links prior to deployment, taking into account multiple factors like landscape geography, distance, antenna height or transmit power. The deployment process is simple and quick, making these solutions also ideal for ad hoc, situation-driven connectivity, such as disaster recovery or special events.

Cost-effective alternative networks

The PMP 49400 series of access points (AP) and wireless subscriber modules (SM) provides government agencies and municipalities operating in the 4.9 GHz licensed band with a powerful, cost-effective solution for leased line replacement or enabling wireless video surveillance. By relying on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technology, these broadband radios deliver exceptional near-line-of-sight (nLOS) coverage in locations where obstructions have previously limited wireless broadband access. For government agencies and municipalities, this means maximized communications, extended coverage, and the ability to provide backhaul or support bandwidth-intensive applications like video surveillance in areas previously hard and costly to reach.

The standard PMP 49400 Access Point configuration uses an integrated 90-degree antenna. In addition, the 400 series is also available as a connectorized solution, allowing operators of overlay, expanded or greenfield networks to choose the antennas they prefer. Leveraging the field- and time-proven technologies found in Motorola's PMP solutions, including dynamic frequency selection (DFS) and global positioning system (GPS) synchronization, the system provides a globally proven outdoor solution, with reduced power consumption, fast and simple deployment, high reliability, and low-cost ongoing operation. And, with Motorola's One Point Wireless Manager, network administrators can managing the wireless network easier by providing one unified and intuitive view of all network nodes, including real-time network performance for all equipment types in a map view.

The new PTP 49600 and PMP49400 solutions complement Motorola's MOTOA4(TM) mission critical portfolio. The 49600 provides secure and reliable backhaul across land mobile radio systems while the PMP49400 provides reliable and cost-effective point to multipoint broadband access and distribution.

Nokia streamlines operations in several units and functions

Nokia continues to increase cost-efficiency and adapt to market situation
Espoo, Finland - As part of its previously announced plans to increase cost-efficiency and adapt to the market situation, Nokia today announced further actions it is taking in Devices and Markets units as well as in its Corporate Development Office and global support functions. Nokia plans to scale sales, marketing and technology management to match the pruned portfolio and global consumer demand; address the marketing and other activities that will no longer be integral following the Symbian acquisition; streamline the Devices R&D organization; and increase efficiency in certain global support functions.
Altogether these plans will affect approximately 1 700 employees globally. Where applicable, Nokia will start consultations with employee representatives about these plans.
All of these measures are part of Nokia's previously announced plans to adjust business operations and cost base in accordance with market demand and safeguard future competitiveness. Nokia continues to seek savings in operational expenses, looking at all areas and activities across the company.

Monday, March 16, 2009

In each of the directions four

In each of the directions four:

Thou art the sole





Guru Gobind Singh, Jaap Sahib, 96

The Joy of Seva

was nervous. It was my first day on the job as a crisis hotline volunteer.

Although I had just completed weeks of rigorous training on how to handle all types of calls - from anxiety, to depression, domestic abuse, and the dreaded suicide - I was still a little uneasy.

I met my mentor for the evening, an elderly white woman who lived in a suburb not too far from me. We made small talk, then she turned to her Danielle Steel novel, and I started thumbing through my training manual - both of us awaiting the next call.

Almost immediately, the phone rang.

\"This one\'s yours, kid,\" my mentor said.

I took one deep breath and picked up the phone. Apparently, there hadn\'t been one for months, but sure enough, my first call was a suicide. Even though we spent an extensive amount of time covering this topic in training, I instantly froze up.

I placed the caller on speaker and my mentor immediately took over.

What happened over the next 30 minutes will stay etched in my memory for the rest of my life. The caller was severely depressed about a health condition he had been battling since he was a child and - to make a long story short - while on the call, he had the dangerous combination of the means and a motivation to end his life.

Though under immense pressure, my mentor stayed completely calm and spoke to the caller as though he were an old friend. She listened, asked questions, empathized, and comforted. As she carefully listened to his experiences and hardship, she searched for bright spots in his life, which she quickly noted down, then shared those with him throughout the call - hanging on to whatever she could to keep him on the line and give him a sense of hope.

Midway through, she successfully disabled the caller\'s \"means\" and he agreed to speak with a therapist we referred him to, and to join a support group.

Fifteen minutes later, she referred the caller to an organization he could volunteer with.

I was confused ... volunteer?

But my mentor and the caller together decided that assisting others with a similar condition would help him cope with his own illness. The caller then thanked her for helping him and he agreed to call back the next day.

Then they both hung up.

My mentor looked at me with a half-smile and gave that \"whew!\" gesture as she wiped the back of her hand across her forehead, and returned to her book.

To her, this was \"just another call.\" To me, it was one of the greatest acts of love I had ever witnessed.

The caller was prepared to end his life - but through genuine love and compassion, not only did she convince him not to, but she motivated him to seek further help, and inspired him to volunteer, so he could give back to others.

How amazing!

I know in Sikhi we don\'t believe in \"angels\", but I do believe Waheguru imparts His will through His creation. It reminded me of a line in a Shabad I once learned:

agan saagar booddath sansaaraa, nanak baah pakker sathigur nisathaaraa

The world is drowning in the ocean of fire; O Nanak, holding me by the arm, the True Guru has saved me.

That night on the crisis hotline, I watched this metaphor come to life. And this whole experience made me reflect on \"seva.\"

In my understanding, seva, in the context of gurbani, has two necessary elements - complete selflessness and a connection with the Divine.

Although I\'ve done many acts of service, I often wondered if I\'ve ever done seva. Have I ever actually done something for someone else, where there was absolutely no haumai, no ego...no \"I?\"

Over the years, I\'ve organized several events and projects as a volunteer, but I do get stressed out and frustrated when things don\'t go as planned. So, is this still seva?

And even though I am cognizant of it, and make an effort to be \"selfless,\" sometimes my ego has a way of sneaking up on me. Some may say I\'m being too hard on myself and too idealistic.

But, there is no \"wrong way\" of doing Seva, right?

I agree that one should do as many acts of service as possible, regardless of the motivation - but I believe that seva, in the way the Guru describes it, is something more.

And it can be truly selfless.

When I read the story of Bhagat Puran Singh, I don\'t think he saw a distinction between Piara and himself. There was no \"I.\"

These ruminations on seva have changed the way I approach volunteering.

For one, I will henceforth try to choose the work that \"needs to be done,\" rather than the work that \"I want to do.\"

Secondly, I will seek volunteer opportunities in places and environments that are different for me, that will challenge me, and take me outside of my comfort zone.

As for experiencing truly \"selfless\" seva, this is where the other element comes in to play - simran. I believe that, through recitation and reflection on Akaal Purakh\'s Name, the barrier between myself and those I may help will dissolve. Through simran, acts of service, love and compassion will become part of my character and not something I consciously think about. The \"I\" will disappear.

But until I reach that stage - like anything else, I must practice.

Practice simran, so that it will inspire seva - and practice seva so that it will inspire simran.

I must take advantage of every opportunity for seva. Not only because it is my duty as a Sikh, not only for the good it may serve, but from what I can learn from the \"angels\" I meet along the way.


The Art of Tying a Turban

Wearing a Puggri (\"Puggh\") is nothing if it isn\'t an art form.

Everyday, millions of people get up earlier than everyone else to put on their puggh (not to mention groom their dhaaris - beards). For the past three hundred odd years, the puggri has adapted and changed to fit the style of the day as well as to meet many practical needs of Sardars.

For the young Sikh boy or girl considering what style they want to adopt, there are now a plethora of choices available.

Personally, I find the choice of which puggh-style to wear a very intimate and personal one.

Most Sikhs wear their puggh every day of their life and over time it becomes a part of them. Your friends, family and colleagues start to identify you with your puggh style and it becomes inextricably part of your personality; as much as your height, weight and looks.

To help those young Sikhs who are trying to figure out what is right for them or even for someone who has just lost their way, I have made a comprehensive list of puggri styles. Like anything else, the list is probably not complete; I\'m sure there is someone out there with a puggh style that the world hasn\'t seen yet.

We can\'t wait to see it either.


Visor - Livin\' south of the equator? Can\'t stand the sun? Play a lot of golf?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to go with the Visor Puggh.

The Visor is usually a double puggh that is angled towards the ground to give you some shade. While not the most stylish choice, it provides a much needed service for those who need it.

Business - This is one of the most common puggh styles, especially among those in business or finance. Usually a single, the Business Puggh is small, fairly neat and simple. Good enough to make someone look respectable, but small enough not to draw too much attention to. It\'s usually just enough cloth to cover the joora (hair top-knot) and is generally black or navy blue.

Nihang - no description necessary.

Shark Fin - Another practical puggh, the Shark Fin can be identified by a sharp point at the top (think Empire State Building). For those living in rough areas, the \'Fin can double as a weapon. This style is not recommended for beginners.

Khalistani - We have all seen this one before. A Khanda in the middle, maybe some kirpans in the outlying regions, usually blue and orange or blue and yellow.

It can most aptly be characterized as a practical Nihang Pugh. Like the Nihang, this is more than just a puggh, it is a lifestyle choice.

Ear Muffs - This is the puggh that covers up the whole ear. While not a terribly popular style these days, some people find it oddly comfortable. It is, for obvious reasons, more popular in the wintertime.

Jatt - (meaning \"peasant,\" not a caste. Remember, we are Sikhs, not desis, for heaven\'s sake!). a.k.a. The Pleasant Peasant. Sometimes gets confused with the Visor Puggh, but it is its own style completely. For a while, it was the most common puggh and probably one of the original styles. It fell off in popularity during the nineties when teenagers were experimenting with \"The Pretty Boy,\" \"Business,\" and \"The Khalistani.\"

To the delight of many, the Jatt is making a strong comeback in recent years.

The Lasso, a.k.a. The Cowboy, a.k.a. The Quickie - Have you ever seen a cowboy lasso a calf and quickly tie it up? Imagine that, but the cow is your head and you are the cowboy. This puggh is one that is put together in under 30 seconds.

Starch - Mainly seen in the older crowd, this is another puggh of convenience. In the same way that we starch our shirts, people starch their pugghs. Over time, the starch sets in and it starts to form a hat-like structure.

The Two-Face - As I said earlier, tying a puggh is an art form, especially if you\'re intent on getting clean larhs (layers). Getting the right side to look nice can be particularly tricky. This leaves the lazy ones having one side neat and the other ... well, not so neat.

The Cover Up - The Cover Up was designed as a solution for those suffering from a Two-Face Puggh. The Cover Up is when you cover one side of your puggh with one huge sheet of a larh in order to avoid having one clean side and one messy side. This is a clever way to give the illusion of neatness.

The Pretty Boy - We all know this one. There is always that guy who spends every waking moment of his life in front of a mirror perfecting his puggh. Perfect shape, extremely neat, no lint and probably color-coordinated. In the time it takes for him to do his puggh, I have vacuumed the floors, done my taxes and solved the world hunger crisis.

Female Puggh - Not to be confused with a keski, the puggh that women most commonly wear is distinct. While it is the shape of a keski, it is usually thicker and neater and, in the case of \"American\" Sikhs, almost always white. Also, this puggh is most commonly used with women who have good bone structure.

Big Boi - Not to be confused with the Nihang Puggh, the Big Boi is a well tied puggh on par with The Pretty Boy, but double the size.

What can I say ... some people just think bigger is better. Let\'s just hope they\'re not over-compensating for something.

African Style - Not sure what the origins of this puggh are, but it is very distinct from the other styles above. The African Puggh starts by folding the puggh the same way you would fold a blanket (flat), as opposed to doing a traditional pooni (diagonal stretch). This gives a very slim, layered effect (think inverted professional bicycle helmet).

Joora Pugh, a.k.a. The Sunrise - Have you ever watched the sun rise? Well, imagine that the horizon is your puggh and your joora is the sun. With most people, you just see the horizon, but with this puggh you see the whole sun.

Keski - While the keski has gotten a bad (w)rap these days (google image search: political activist), it\'s actually quite a stylish puggh and does wonders for your ears. It\'s also great for sports and outdoor activities. When the tensions in the Middle East ease up a bit, I\'m sure we will see a re-emergence of the Keski.

The Bicky - Well, this isn\'t really a style per se, but more of a color choice. We\'re talking polka dots, stripes, various patterns and sometimes glitter. These aren\'t for the faint of heart, but they do make a statement. Named after the famous \"turban guy\" in Hollywood.


P.U.N.J.A.B.I {ਜਿਉਣਾ ਅਣੱਖ ਨਾਲ ਮਰਨਾ ਧਰਮ ਵਾਸਤੇ} ਸਾਡੀ ਸ਼ੇਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਕੌਮ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

ਪਿਆਰੀ-ਭਾਸ਼ਾ \"ਪੰਜਾਬੀ\" ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਚਹੇਤਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਭਰੀ \"ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ\" ਇਹ ਗਰੁੱਪ ਸਮੂਹ ਪੰਜਾਬੀਆ ਲਈ ਹੈ ਭਾਵੇ ਉਹ ਕਿੱਤੇ ਵੀ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹੋਣ.

P - Panga ਪਂਗਾ

U - Unity ਏਕਤਾ

N - Nakhra ਨਖਰਾ

J - Jawani ਜਵਾਨਿ

A - Anakh ਅਨਖ਼

B - Botal ਬੋਤਲ

I - Ik Hor Botal ਇਕ ਹੋਰ ਬੋਤਲ !!

�ਚੱੜਦੀ ਕਲਾ \'ਚ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਅਣਖੀ ਪੁੱਤ ਸਰਦਾਰਾ ਦੇ�

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ਵੜਾ ਪਿਆਰਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਏ”

ਇਹ ਗੋਰਾ ਗੋਰਾ ਮੁਖੜਾ ਤੇਰਾ, ਵੜਾ ਪਿਆਰਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਏ ,

ਤੇਰੇ ਮੂਹਰੇ ਅੱਜ਼ ਪੁਨਿਆਂ ਦਾ, ਚੰਨ ਵੀ ਵਿਚਾਰਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਏ ।

ਗੋਰੀ ਗੱਲ੍ਹ ਦੇ ਉਤੇ ਤੇਰੇ, ਇਹ ਜੋ ਕਾਲਾ ਤਿਲ ਅੜੀਏ ,

ਫੁਲ ਗੁਲਾਬ਼ੀ ਉਤੇ ਬੈਠਾ, ਕੋਈ ਭੌਰ ਅਵਾਰਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਏ ।

ਨੀਲਾ ਅੰਬਰ ਜਾਪੇ ਤੇਰੀ, ਚੁਨੀਂ ਸਿਤਾਰਿਆਂ ਵਾਲੀ ਨੀਂ ,

ਨੱਕ ਤੇਰੇ ਦਾ ਲੌਂਗ ਲਿਸ਼ਕਦਾ, ਕੋਈ ਧਰੂੰ ਤਾਰਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਏ ।

ਦਿਲ ਸਾਡੇ ਵਿਚ ਧੱਸਦੀ ਜਾਵੇ, ਇਹ ਤੇਰੀ ਨਜ਼ਰ ਕਟਾਰੀ ਨੀਂ ,

ਕੱਢਕੇ ਰਹੂ ਇਹ ਜ਼ਾਨ ਅਸਾਡੀ, ਤੇਰੀ ਅੱਖਦਾ ਇਸ਼ਾਰਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਏ ।

ਸੁਰਖ ਗੁਲਾਬ਼ੀ ਬੁਲ੍ਹੀਆਂ ਵਿਚ, ਇਹ ਚੱਮਕਦੇ ਮੋਤੀ ਦੰਦਾਂ ਦੇ ,

ਝਿਲਮਿਲ ਝਿਲਮਿਲ ਕਰਦਾ ਕੋਈ, ਅਜ਼ਬ ਨਜ਼ਾਰਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਏ ।

ਹੁਸਨ ਤੇਰੇ ਦਾ ਵੇਖ਼ਕੇ ਜ਼ਲਵਾ, ਹੋਇਆ ਫਿਰੇ ਦੀਵਾਨਾਂ ਨੀਂ ,

�ਧਾਲੀਵਾਲ ਮਸਤਾਨਾ� ਵੀ ਕਿਸੇ, ਹਿਜ਼ਰ ਦਾ ਮਾਰਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਏ ।


ਮਸਕੀਨ ਜੀ

ਬੁਝਣ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਉਹ ਕਈ ਦੀਵੇ ਜਗਾ ਗਿਆ

ਜਾਂਦਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਨ੍ਹੇਰਿਆਂ �ਚ ਚਾਨਣ ਫੈਲਾ ਗਿਆ

ਐਸੀ ਹੋਈ ਮਿਹਰ ਉਸ ਤੇ ਪਰਵਰਦਿਗਾਰ ਦੀ

ਹੀਰੇ ਜਨਮ ਅਮੋਲ ਨੂੰ ਉਹ ਲੇਖੇ ਲਾ ਗਿਆ

ਕਹਿੰਦਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਸਭ ਨੂੰ ਕਿ �ਜਾਣਾ� ਹੀ ਸੱਚ ਹੈ

ਤਾਂ ਵੀ ਉਹ ਖੁਦ ਗਿਆ ਤਾਂ ਸਭ ਨੂੰ ਰੁਆ ਗਿਆ

ਜਾਤਾਂ ਸਿਆਸਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਇਸ ਗੰਦੀ ਜੰਗ ਵਿਚ

ਸੁੱਕ ਰਹੇ ਬੂਟੇ ਨੂੰ ਰੱਜਵਾਂ ਪਾਣੀ ਲਾ ਗਿਆ

ਦੱਸ ਗਿਆ ਰੱਖਣਾ ਹੈ ਹਰ ਪਲ ਯਾਦ ਮੌਤ ਨੂੰ

ਹਰ ਛਿਣ ਵਿਚ ਉਹ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਜੀਣਾ ਸਿਖਾ ਗਿਆ

ਚੰਗਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਨੂਰ ਵਿਚ ਉਹ ਨੂਰ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ

ਰਹਿ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ ਜਿੰਨਾ ਕੁ ਉਹ ਪੈਂਡਾ ਮੁਕਾ ਗਿਆ

ਉਹਦੇ ਹੱਥ ਵਿਚ ਗਿਆਨ ਦੀ ਐਸੀ ਮਸ਼ਾਲ ਸੀ

ਹੋਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਤੇ �ਅਜ਼ੀਜ਼� ਨੂੰ ਉਹ ਰਾਹੇ ਪਾ ਗਿਆ

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