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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Maruti Cervo

For this year (2012)Diwali, Maruti Suzuki India will present its much awaited replacement for the iconic 800 with Maruti Cervo. Cervo will be available at an expected price tag of Rs 2 to 2.5 lakh

Cervo is smaller than the Chevrolet Beat with some cues from Honda Jazz’s design. It has been reported that the hatchback will give a mileage of 25 kmpl

This car is already plying on Japanese road as Suzuki Cervo. However, the Cervo in India would differ from Suzuki’s Cervo on many levels from both features and specifications

Maruti Alto 800

Maruti Suzuki plans a replacement version of its existing Maruti 800 and the Alto and the new car is expected to be priced between Rs2.5 lakh to Rs3 lakh.The car will come in 6 variants—3 in CNG and 3 in Petrol.

Main highlights of the car -

Mileage: Petrol variant expected to give a mileage of approximately 23 kilometre per litre while the CNG version will give a mileage of around approximately 31 kilometre per litre.

Interiors: Fashionable and trendy, the car with stylish headlamps, better headroom and legroom.

Colours: The car will come in six vibrant colours.

Price: The petrol version is likely to be priced between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3 lakh while the CNG version will be priced between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh.

The launch is likely to be slated around the festive season(Oct 2012)

 Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the new Alto 800 in India on Tuesday Oct 16,2012 at a starting price of Rs 2.44 lakh, (ex-showroom Delhi).The 2012 Alto 800 will be available in six trim levels including CNG versions.Maruti is also claiming a fuel economy of 22.7kmpl for the petrol powered variants and 30.46km/kg for the CNG ones.

2012 Maruti Alto 800 prices (ex-Delhi)
Alto 800 Standard (Petrol): Rs 2.44 lakh
Alto 800 LX (Petrol): Rs 2.76 lakh
Alto 800 LXi (Petrol): Rs 2.99 lakh
Alto 800 Standard (CNG): Rs 3.19 lakh
Alto 800 LX (CNG): Rs 3.37 lakh
Alto 800 LXi (CNG): Rs 3.56 lakh

Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India during the launch of the company's new 'Alto 800' in New Delhi.

Friday, June 29, 2012

'Jism 2'

 The plot line of Jism 2 narrates the fate of a porn star who is hired by a dashing intelligence officer to become a 'Honey-trap' for a dreaded assassin.Arunoday Singh plays a cop in the film. He hires a porn star, played by Sunny Leone to trap an assassin, played by Randeep Hooda.
The role of a brooding tough cop Kabir played by Randeep Hooda bears an uncanny resemblance to real-life cop Vasant Dhoble.

Directed by Pooja Bhatt(made her directorial debut in 2004 with John Abraham and Udita Goswami-starrer 'Paap', followed by 'Holiday', 'Dhokha', 'Kajraa Re' and now 'Jism 2')
Produced by Dino Morea and Pooja Bhatt
Music Composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Mithoon and Vicckey Goswami

Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh(made his Bollywood debut with Sikandar (2009) and Sunny Leone are in the star cast of the film. 

Porn Star Sunny Leone  makes her Bollywood Debut with 'Jism 2

 Arunoday Singh with Sunny Leone in 'Jism 2'

 Sunny Leone romances Randeep Hooda

'Jism 2' is a sequel to John Abraham and Bipasha Basu's film 'Jism' which was released in 2003.
Directed by Pooja Bhatt

'Jism 2' to be released on August 3, 2012

'Jism 2': By the Adults, For the Adults


"An average film is made from a male perspective and designed for a male audience, but I am going to show pure, unadulterated sensuality, designed by adults and for adults," Pooja Bhatt told

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Suriname and Surinamese News

Country Profile
Suriname, officially the Republic of Suriname is a country in northern South America.At just under 165,000 km2 (64,000 sq mi) Suriname is the smallest sovereign state in South America.
Suriname is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the Americas. Most of its people are descended from African slaves and Indian and Indonesian indentured servants brought over by the Dutch to work as agricultural labourers.
Suriname is divided into 10 Districts which are further divided into 62 resorts (ressorten)
Capital                                        Paramaribo
Currency                                     Surinamese Dollar
Official Language                      Dutch
Population                                 0.6 Million(2011 Estimate)
Flag of Suriname 

 Politics and Government
Suriname is a Parliamentary Representative Democratic Republic where the President of Suriname is the Head of the Govt and of a Mulit-Party System.The President is elected by a two-thirds majority of the National Assembly  or, failing that twice, by a majority of the People's Assembly for a 5-year term.  
President of Suriname

Desi Bouterse(National Democratic Party) is the 9th and current President of Suriname in office from Aug 12,2010 after winning the indirect Presidential Election held on July 19,2010 by securing 69% votes and 36  electoral seats defeating Chandrikapersad Santokhi who secured 31% votes and 16 electoral votes.

National Assembly of Suriname
The National Assembly is Unicameral which has 51 Members elected for a 5-year term by proportional representation  on the basis of the country's component districts.

Surinamese General Election - May 25,2010

A legislative election was held in Suriname where 9 Political Parties contested and the results are - 

Parties and alliance Votes % Seats
Mega Combinatie 95,543 40.22 23
New Front for Democracy and Development 75,190 31.65 14
People's Alliance 30,844 12.98 6
Party for Democracy &Development through Unity 12,085 5.09 1
BVD/PVF 12,043 5.07
A Combinatie 11,176 4.70 7


French Guyana


 Country Profile
Guyana,officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana,previously the colony of British Guyana,is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America.Guyana was a former colony of the Dutch and, for over 200 years, the British.
Guyana achieved independence from the UK on May 26,1966, and became a  Republic on Feb 23, 1970.
Guyana is the only state of the Commonwealth of Nations on mainland South America, and the only one on that continent where English  is the official language.
Guyana is one of the few Caribbean countries that is not an island.At 215,000 km2, Guyana is the 3rd smallest independent state on the mainland of South America.

Capital                                      Georgetown
Currency                                   Guyanese Dollar
Official Language                       English
Population                                 0.8 Million(2011 Estimate)
Flag of Guyana

Colombia and Colombian News

Ecuador and Ecuadorian News

Country Profile
Ecuador officially the Republic of Ecuador is a country in South America and is also one of the two countries in South America that do not have a border with Brazil(the other country is Chile)
Ecuador is divided into 24 Provinces each with its own administrative capital.

Capital                                Quito
Currency                             US $
Official Language                 Spanish
Population                           15.2 Million(2011 Estimate)
Flag of Ecuador

Politics and Government
Ecuador is a Presidential Representative Democratic Republic where the President of Ecuador is both the Head of State and Head of the Govt and of a Multi-Party System.
The President and Vice-President are elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year term.As per the Constitution,the President can serve two four-year terms.
President of Ecuador

Rafael Correa is the 54th and Current President of Ecuador in office from Jan 15,2007 after winning the Ecuadorian General Election held on Oct 15,2006 and Run-Off Nov 26,2006 in which
Rafael Correa of PAIS Alliance (Proud and Sovereign Fatherland) secured 57% Votes

and defeated Alvaro Noboa(PRIAN, which means Institutional Renewal Party of National Action) who got only 43% Votes.

Rafael Correa was re-elected for a 2nd term in the Ecuadorian General Election held on April 26,2009 in which Rafael Correa secured 52% Votes and

defeated Lucio Gutiérrez (Patriotic Society Party) who got 28% Votes

and Alvaro Noboa(PRIAN)who got 11% Votes

On winning the election Rafael Correa became the 1st sitting president to be reelected since García Moreno since 1875.

 National Assembly of Ecuador

The National Assembly is the Legislative Branch of the Govt of Ecuador that replaced the National Congress in 2009 under the 2008 Constitution and the National Assembly has 124 Seats elected by popular vote for a 4-year term.

Ecuadorian National Assembly Election - April 26,2009
The results of the election were -
PAIS secured 46% Votes and got 59 Seats
Patriotic Society Party secured 15% Votes and got 19 Seats
Social Christian Party secured 14% Votes and got 11 Seats
PRIAN secured 6% Votes and got 7 Seats
Other  secured 19% Votes and got 28 Seats

Sheryl Sandberg,Facebook's First Female Board Member

Facebook Inc Named Chief Operating Officer(COO) Sheryl Sandberg a Director, elevating the 1st Woman to a Board that includes 7 Men on Monday June 26,2012.The 7 Men are -

1)Mark Zuckerberg
2)Venture Capitalists James W Breyer
3)Marc Andreessen
4)Peter Thiel
5)Washington Post Co chairman, Donald E Graham
6)Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and
7)Former White House Chief of Staff and the University of North Carolina President Emeritus,Erskine Bowles    

Sheryl Sandberg(42)joined Facebook in 2008 and played a central role in guiding the social networking company to its $16 billion IPO in May,2012.Her promotion comes as Facebook seeks to cultivate a more mature image as opposed to the college dorm-room startup reputation that has dogged the company.

Prior to joining Facebook,Sheryl Sandberg worked at Google, where she was credited with building the search advertising division into a massively lucrative cornerstone of the web giant's business.

UEFA EURO Championships - Facts

1)Portugal (in 2004) was the only team to lose the final as hosts.

2)Greece was the only National Team to win the title without a local National Coach. In 2004, Greece won the tournament with German Coach Otto Rehhagel

3)Michel Platini(France) is the only player to score hat-tricks twice and the only player to score twice in the same tournament. Platini scored two hat-tricks in 2000 while Patrick Kluivert(Netherland) and SergioConceicao(Portugal) scored one each in 2000.
David Villa (Spain) became the 7th player to score a Euro hat-trick after -
(1) Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
(2)Sergio Conceicao (Portugal)
(3)Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
(4)Michel Platini (France)
(5)Klaus Allofs (Germany) and
(6) Dieter Müller (Germany).

4)Only  6 players have played in 4 different Euro tournaments.They are -
1)Lothar Matthuis (Germany):1980, 1984, 1988 and 2000
2)Peter Schmeichel (Denmark): 1988,1992, 1996 and 2000
3)Aron Winter (Netherlands): 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000
4)Alessandro Del Piero (Italy): 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008
5)Edwin Van Der Sar (Netherlands): 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 and
6)Lilian Thuram (France): 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008

5)Germany has played the most number of matches in all UEFA Tournaments with 38 Matches, Netherlands is ranked second with 32 Matches and Spain is next with 30 Matches.

6)Iker Casillas(Spain GKand Captain) has more caps than any other player competing in the Euro 2012 tournament with 129.

7)Co-hosts Ukraine are the only Nation making their debut at the 2012 European Championship

8)Poland are the lowest ranked nation in the FIFA World Rankings (65th) to participate in Euro 2012

2012 Wimbledon - June 25 to July 08, 2012

The 2012 Wimbledon Championships will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis And Croquet Club in Wimbledon,London, United Kingdom, from June 25 to July 08,  2012.

It will be the 126th edition of the championships, and the 3rd Grandslam Tournament of the year 2012(Australian Open;French Open and Wimbledon)

Defending Champions of Wimbledon(that is,winners of 2011 Wimbledon)are -

Men's Singles                       -  Novak Djokovic(Serbia)

Women's Singles                  -  Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic)

Men's Doubles                    -  Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (both of USA)

Women's Doubles               -  Kveta Peschke(Czech Republic) and Katarina Srebotnik(Slovenia)

Mixed Doubles                   -  Jurgen Melzer(Austria) and Iveta Benesova(Czech Republic)

Ranking for the 2012 Wimbledon Championship
Men's Singles
2 Rafael NADAL ESP
5 Jo-Wilfried TSONGA FRA
9 Juan Martin DEL POTRO ARG
10 Mardy FISH USA
 Women's Singles
5 Samantha STOSUR AUS
8 Angelique KERBER GER

Roger Federer(Swiss) Defeats Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 6-3,3-6,6-4 and 6-3

Andy Murray(UK) Defeats Jo Wilfried Tsonga(France) 6-3,6-4,3-6 and 7-5 

Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) Defeats Angelique Kerber(Germany)6-3,6-4

Serena Williams(USA) Defeats Victoria Azarenka(Belarus)6-3,7-6

Robert Lindstedt(Swden) and Horia Tecau(Romania)Defeats Jurgen Melzer(Austria)and Philipp Petzschner(Germany)6-4,6-7,6-4,6-3

Serena Williams and Venus Williams of USA Defeats Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond of USA 2-6.6-1 and 6-2

Men's Singles

Roger Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon Title


Roger Federer(Swiss)Defeats Andy Murray(Britain)4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday July 08,2012.

 In their two previous meetings at Grand Slam finals – the US Open in 2008 and the Australian Open – Murray had not managed to take a set off Roger Federer

Sunday's match was the first Wimbledon singles final to be played with the roof closed. The roof was first used at the All England Club in 2009.

Roger Federer won his 17th Grand Slam title by winning this year's wimbledon title.

Andy Murray's coach, Ivan Lendl sat stony-faced throughout, his chin on his hands and his thoughts hidden behind his cap and sunglasses

Mens's Doubles
Jonathan Marray(Britain)ends 76-year Doubles Drought for Britain 

Jonathan Marray (Britain) and Frederik Nielsen(Denmark) Defeats Robert Lindstedt (Sweden) and Horia Tecau(Romania) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Saturday July 07,2012
Jonathan Marray is the 1st British man to win a men's doubles title at Wimbledon since 1936

Women's Singles

Serena Williams Wins 5th Wimbledon Title 

Serena Williams(USA) Defeats Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Saturday July 07,2012.

On Saturday, Serena Williams  finished with 17 aces — including four in one game — and a record 102 for the tournament.

Also Serena Williams is the 1st woman in her 30s to win a Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova, who won at the All England Club in 1990 when she was 33.


Serena Williams won her 14th career Grand Slam title by winning this year's wimbledon title

Women's Doubles

Williams Sisters Wins 5th Doubles Title

Williams Sisters(Venus and Serena)Defeats Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday July 07,2012 in the doubles final.  

Mixed Doubles
Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond Defeats Leander Paes(India) and Elena Vesnina(Russia)6-3,5-7 and 6-4 on Sunday July 08,2012 in the mixed doubles finals.