Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tamil Nadu Government hopes to save Rs.900 crore in Udangudi project

The Tamil Nadu government's decision to have the state electricity board implement the 1,600 MW power project at Udangudi in Tuticorin district would result in saving Rs.900 crore, according to a senior official.

“The project will get the mega power status if implemented by Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) which in turn would be eligible for tax and other concessions. The overall project cost may come down by Rs.900 crore which in turn would result reducing the power cost,” the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation  official told IANS.

Tangedco is the power generation and distribution subsidiary of TNEB.

The project was to be implemented through a joint venture, Udangudi Power Corporation, with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL).

The official, who did not want to be named, said the formal cancellation of the joint venture will be made in due course of time and the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) tender for the project will be issued.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa took the industry by surprise announcing cancellation of the joint venture (Udangudi Power Corporation) between TNEB and BHEL, citing lack of progress in the Rs.8,000 crore Udangudi power project.

The state government would fully fund the project, she said, adding that it would be executed by TNEB as a state project with imported coal as it is yet to get the domestic coal linkage and environmental clearance.

The state government’s decision meanwhile has made other power equipment makers to take a shot at the project now.

As a 26 percent stakeholder in Udangudi Power, BHEL was assured of the equipment order and it had already submitted the technical specification and commercial offer for the two units of 800 MW capacity. 

“Now we are one of the potential contenders and we are interested in the project,” Itaru Ishibashi, managing director, Toshiba JSW Turbine & Generator, told IANS.

“We will surely bid for the project if there is an opportunity. We are yet to know the full import of the state government’s decision,” a senior official of another power equipment manufacturer not wanting to named said.

“The state government’s decision is a boon for the private power equipment makers as they can now take a shot at the project and BHEL will have to fight it out for the order,” said S. Karthik, assistant vice president, Unifi Capita.

According to him, power equipment manufacturers having EPC capabilities like BHEL, BGR Energy and Larsen and Toubro will be competing for the project. (IANS)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Chennai bank robbers killed in encounter-(23/2/2012-Thursday)

Five persons related to the bank roberies in Indian Overseas bank(Keelkattalai) and Bank of Baroda(Perungudi) that recently rocked the city were killed  in a police encounter around 1 a.m of Thursday(23/2/2012).
Acting on a tip-off from a person, who had seen the CCTV camera grab of one of the suspects that was released on Wednesday, the police raided a Housing Board colony on Rajaji Street in Velachery around 1 a.m. on Thursday.
Joint Commissioner of Police (South) Shanmugarajeshwaran said that there was a brief exchange of fire. A 14-member police team spilt into two groups and fired through the windows of the one-bedroom apartment.The police eventually managed to break-in through the main door. Two policemen, Ravi and
 Christian Jayasil, were injured in the crossfire.The injured police inspectors were admitted to the Royapettah Government Hospital. The victims were taken to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General  Hospital for post-mortem.

All the five suspects, estimated to be around 30-35 years old, were killed. They are all believed to be from Bihar. A West Bengal driving licence was recovered. The victims have been identified as Vinod Kumar, Chandri Khare, Vinay Prasad, Abhay Kumar, and Harish Kumar.Inside their room, two bags containing wads of cash were found. The bags also contained five pistols and two revolvers.Though the men had been living in the colony for at least the last three months, neighbors said that they never noticed anything unusual. 
None of them were also aware of the gunfight. They all slept peacefully and woke up on Thursday morning to find their neighbourhood teeming with police personnel.

Residents of Tamil Nadu Housing Board colony in Velachery woke up to a shock on Thursday morning. The encounter took place in the TNHB colony, formed 25 years ago, where there are several thousand houses, with at least 50 tenements. Most residents were unaware of the encounter until large number of 
policemen and media persons started to arrive on the spot from 2 am. onwards on Thursday.

L. Mahesh, working in a real estate firm, who had moved into the housing board flat only 4 months ago, said that he was woken up by loud noises around midnight that lasted for about an hour.
M. Gnanamurthy, a 55-year-old electrician living on A.L Muthali 2nd street, said that he entered the locality around 11.30 pm. But as the area was cordoned off by the police, he had to take another route to reach his home. He had barely gone to bed when he was woken by a series of loud noises. “It was not until early this morning that I realised such a major incident has taken place so close to my house.”
Yashoda Nagappan, living in the flat opposite to where the encounter took place, said a big team of policemen arrived around 10 pm on Wednesday. The suspects had, immediately, closed the windows and switched the lights off. Reportedly, the police team and the five suspects had verbal exchanges for
 more than an hour.
Yasoda, a mother of two daughters, said there was an exchange of fire between midnight and 1 a.m. Police had instructed Yasoda and the other families to not open the doors. Yasoda added that when the bodies were taken away, she gave towels, shawls and other clothing to the policemen to cover the suspects.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Jewellery Shop Burgled in Tirupur

The hosiery town of Tirupur was shaken by a major burglary at a jewellery shop run by Kerala-based Anto Alukkas group in the early hours of Tuesday.

The robbers took away around 40 kg gold and two kg of diamond jewellery valued around Rs.14 crore.
According to police, the burglars had gained entry into the shop, located on the first floor of a complex in the town’s busy Kumaran Salai, using gas cutters and crowbars to cut the iron bars Monday night.

This is the third such incident in Tirupur in a year and the second jewellery showroom to be targeted. Exactly a year ago burglars decamped with more than Rs.13 lakh cash from the Appachi Nagar branch of Canara Bank.On September 24 last , an armed gang barged into a branch of the Mini Muthoot Finance branch on the Tirupur-Kangeyam Highway and took away 1,381 sovereigns of gold jewellery.

Tuesday's incident came as a shock to residents as the showroom was located opposite Tirupur North police station.A gold jewellery, weighing around 25 kg in a locker was not taken away. 

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Indian Fisherman Killed - Italian oil tanker Brought to Kochi


Italian oil tanker Enrica Lexie, from which gunshots were fired killing two Indian fishermen off Alappuzha, has been brought to Kochi early on Friday and police and Coast Guard personnel are questioning the crew. 

The ship has been berthed at Kochi oil terminal, where security has related stories.Murder case registered against armed guards of Italian shipbeen tightened.

The preliminary assessment of the marine authorities is that armed guards aboard the ship might have fired at the fishing boat on Wednesday mistaking it for a vessel of pirates.

The coastal police has registered a murder case against the crew of the vessel based on the evidence of bullet injuries found on the bodies of the dead fishermen -- Valentine alias Jelestine (45) and Ajesh Binki (25)-- during post-mortem.

Fellow fishermen who were in the same boat as Binki and Jalastine, said the boat had 11 fishermen. They had put out to sea from Neendakara in Kollam district.

Italian Consul General in India, GiamPaolo Cutillo, had reached Kochi on Thursday in the connection with the incident and met City Police Commissioner MR Ajay Kumar.

The burial of Jelestine would be conducted on Friday at Moorthakara Parish Church in Kollam district while Binki's body has been taken to Poothural in Kanyakumary district in Tamil Nadu.

The Kerala government had announced a solatium of Rs five lakh each to the families of the deceased fishermen. It was also decided to bear all legal expenses for getting due compensation from the owners of the ship.

The Kollam administration also announced an emergency relief payment of Rs 10,000 each to the kin of those killed.

Meanwhile, fishermen's organisations have threatened to lay siege the ship at Kochi harbour demanding penal action against the ship crew.

Friday, 17 February 2012


kudankulam power plant

Today(17/2/2012) four members experts commitee come to kudankulam to look into the safety aspects of Nuclear Power Project and address the fears of local people.The commitee head Srinivasan said that after the meeting we will move forward to the future course of action.The Government has not specified the time frame but we would complete the task as soon as possible.First the panel would visit the thirunelveli district and interact with District officials.The other two commitee members are from anna university and the oter one is a retired IAS officer.The government announced the formation of the committee Feb 9.

Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL), is building two 1,000 MW atomic power reactors with the help of russian scientists at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli,around 650 km from Chennai. Villagers in Kudankulam, Idinthakarai and nearby areas fear for their lives and safety in case of any nuclear accident. Their agitation, led by the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), has put a stop to the project work,
delaying the commissioning of the first unit slated last December.

The Tamil Nadu government has urged the central government to halt work at the power plant and allay the fears of the people. To resolve the issue, the central and state governments had set up two panels.The central and the state panels met thrice last year.The final meeting between the two panels slated for Jan 31 did not take place and the central panel submitted its report and declared that its job is over.
According to NPCIL officials, there are around 100 Russian scientists in Kudankulam and none of them are leaving for now. NPCIL officials told IANS that a consignment of components had been waiting for more than two weeks to be unloaded and the government was not giving permission for the vehicle to go inside the project site. Protestors allowed about 100 KNPP maintenance staff to enter Thursday after initial resistance.

A Movie of PrakashRaj about current Education Systems(DONI)

latest film

Actor Prakashraj is one of the greatest man to produce good films to tamil cinema.Some of the Examples are Mozhi,Alagiya theeye,Payanam,Abium nanum etc........The Latest film is DONI.In this film he is trying to affects the students community.

To put it briefly, the script is all about a basic conflict between a middle-class father’s ambition about his son’s career and his son’s wishes and dreams about what he wants to become.  Subbu alias Venkata Subramaniam (Prakashraj) is a typical middle-class government employee, who has a daughter and son Karthik (Akash Jagannath).  After the death of his wife, Subbu doubles up as the children’s mother and tries his best to provide them with quality education.
Subbu done additional jobs in the evening to earn more money for their childrens education.
But Akash is not interested in studies.Akash school principle said that your son will sit in the same class for the next year.
After hearing this angried subbu slaps his son and he slips into coma.It is the time that subbu realize the interest of his son.He also recognize the fact that the current education systems makes the children as book warms.It is one of the lession to the parents to find out and respect childrens wish.All the actors in the film are acting good.And one of the special thing is no unwanted songs are there.

Prakashraj attempts to give a quality film.Every parents should see this film in theater for their childrens sake.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Students Suffered By Power Failure in Tamilnadu

students suffered

+2 public exams will start from march 8.Hall tickets are already gave to the students.Because of power failure students suffered a lot to study.For practical exam also students were not able to do their practicals properly.

The tamilnadu government didn't take any action.The Tamil nadu Government says that, Because of the following problems power cuts have been implemented
1)Power theft by factories.
2) Over usage of power by the consumers.
3)Wastage of power in functions.
4)Power Generation Shortage because of strike in neyveli.
Tamil nadu wants 8000 Mw power.But now a days it has 7190Mw of Power.This is the basic problem of power shortage.

The union minister for power Mr.Jeyaram Ramesh said that the entire country facing the same problem for the past six months.The action will be taken as soon as possible against power failure.

For the first time tamil nadu face these much tme of power failure.
In chennai cities power off is for 90 minutes.
In sub-urban areas power off is for three hours.
In other places it takes ten hours.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

India and Sri Lanka ended the match in tie

Over all  there are 26 tied matches in the whole one-day internationals including the latest India Vs Srilanka  at Adelaide. India involved 6th of them which has 23% of the total