|Bollywood And Hollywood Movie News:|
| 06/20/2008: |
TV show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain had it's first Rs 1 crore winner. Pragjyoti Samal, a 24 year old computer engineer from Bhubaneshwar, Orissa become the first person to win the grand prize of Rs one crore. She also became the first woman to win Rs one crore on a reality show on Indian television.
World News, Technology News:
| 06/20/2008: |
The Star Alliance gets a new member. Continental Airlines will leave the SkyTeam alliance with Delta and Northwest and now be part of the Star Alliance along with world’s largest airlines like ANA, Singapore, Lufthansa, Thai, and United and others. This will able the airlines to coordinate schedules and pricing and sell seats on each other’s flights.
| 06/17/2008: |
On Monday, Honda's new zero emission, hydrogen fuel cell car rolled off a Japanese production line on it's way to Southern California, USA. The FCX Clarity , runs on hydrogen and electricity, and emits only water. Honda plans to produce few dozen units this year and about 200 units within three years. The car will be available for lease only at about $600 a month which will include maintenance and collision coverage. The car will be sent to some of Hollywood stars like Jamie Lee Curtis and filmmaker husband Christopher Guest, actress Laura Harris, film producer Ron Yerxa, businessmen Jon Spallino and Jim Salomon. The FCX Clarity has a range of about 270 miles per tank with hydrogen consumption equivalent to 74 miles per gallon.
| 06/18/2008: |
On Monday 16 June, Tiger Woods won the US Open victory at Torrey Pines Golf Club in South, La Jolla, CA, while nursing a knee injury. The conclusion provided a very climatic ending with Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate in a head on playoff after the tie during the regular match. Now two days later, Tiger has announced that he will undergo reconstructive surgery to the anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee, this will require rehabilitation on a double stress fracture of his left tibia and hence Tiger will miss the 2008 seasons. This will include such matches like September's Ryder Cup, Open Championship at Birkdale and PGA Championship in Michigan in August.
| || Sania Mirza Crashes Out Of The Ordina Open |
The recovery from Sania Mirza seems like it's going to be a tough fight for her. After her early exit from the WTA DFS Classic in Birmingham, she has now lost to local favorite at the Ordina Open in s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands in less then an hour with the score of 2-6, 2-6.
| 06/18/2008: |
The Boston Celtics won the Basketball News NBA Championship Title by crushing the Los Angeles Lakers 131 to 92 in the 6th game of the final. The Celtics played well all around with their key players playing their best game with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen ledding the way with 26 points each, and Rajon Rondo with 21 points, while Paul Pierce only had 17 points but made up with 10 assists. The win marks Boston's 17th NBA Championship, the last one over 22 years ago. Only last year, Boston finished with league's worst records with just 24 wins, marking a great turned around by the team and their coach, Doc Rivers.
On the other hands the Lakers seemed to have been jetlagged by their trip from the west coast. Kobe Bryant started well with 3 three pointer in the first couple of minutes, but then was kept quite for the rest of the game with no major impacts. He could not break thru the Boston's defenese.
| || Sania Mirza Moves On To Round Two |
After lossing in the early rounds of the WTA DFS Classic in Birmingham, Sania Mirza has beaten fifth seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta, world number 23, in straight sets to move on to the second round of $175,000 Ordina Open at Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. Sania won the match in a little over an hour with the score of 6-4, 6-3.
| Movie Releasing June 20, 2008: |
| De Taali (2008) |
Cast: Aftab Shivdasani , Ayesha Takia , Ritesh Deshmukh, Rimi Sen
| Haal E Dil (2008) |
Cast: Nakuul Mehta , Amita Pathak , Adhyayan Suman, Ajay Devgan Kajol Mukherjee
| Via Darjeeling (2008) |
Cast: Kay Kay Menon , Sonali Kulkarni , Parvin Dabbas, Prashant Narayanan, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak , Simone Singh, Sandhya Mridul
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