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Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan to wed?
Date: 10/29/2006
Is a wedding in the planning for Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan ? The rumor mills are going wild with the latest rumor that both families have consented to the wedding of the hottest pair in Bollywood. Aishwarya Rai , Bollywood leading lady and former Miss World, and Abhishek Bachchan have been working very closly in the last couple of months on Umrao Jaan , Guru and Dhoom 2 and that may have let the star pair to get closer. Both famlies believe in matching horoscopes and both stars are believed to be Mangliks. A wedding between two mangliks with matching horoscopes is considered very auspicious.
Mona Singh Win Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa Final
Date: 10/26/2006
The final of Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa was not much surprising. The final lastest more then 2 hours where all dance pairs came together and danced. In the end the winner was announced to be no other then the famous Jassi (Mona Singh). She has become so well known with the Indian public, due to the great success of her show Jassi Jassi Kou Nia, that could have led her to get such great public response.
Personnally I thought Shveta should have won, she danced great and she brought the sexyness that the songs demanded. Mona was a good dancer but I think between the two, Shveta was better and more smoother.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Bipasha Basu John and Bipasha To Star Together In Goal
Date: 10/23/2006
John Abraham and Bipasha Basu have signed up to star together in Vivek Agnihotri’s Goal (2007) . The pair are a off screen pair and last starred together in Jism and Madhoshi. In Goal Bipasha plays a Pakistani girl.
Sushmita Sen To Play Radha In Sholay
Date: 10/23/2006
Sushmita Sen to play the role of widow Radha in Ram Gopal Varma's Sholay (2006) until now everyone was under the impression that Sushmita would be playing the role of Basanti. She will be replacing the role that was going to be played by Katrina Kaif . Ram's explains that Radha in the new Sholay will be more practical.
Akbar-Jodha Caught Up In Controvery Before It Starts
Date: 10/19/2006
Jodha Akbar (2007) is being directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the roles of Akbar, the great Moghul emperor and Jodhabhai, a Hindu princess married with Akbar. The movie is scheduled to start to film in the coming weeks has met up with huge resistance from Kshatriya segment of society. Their main concern has been that the film may not be protaying the truth about what has happended.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Katrina Kaif Katrina Kaif Out of Remake Of Sholay
Date: 10/11/2006
Katrina Kaif has opted out of Ramu's remake of Sholay cites dates problems, but Ramu says otherwise. Verma had announced that Katrina is no longer playing Radha in his Sholay because of her diction. Katrina is currently busy with the following films, Vipul Shah's Namaste London , Anees Bazmi's Welcome and David Dhawan's Partner .
Lage Raho Munnabhai Oscars Entry
Date: 10/02/2006
Lage Raho Munnabhai will be submitted to for the Oscars as an independent entry. Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra has decided this after the much success and fan demand of the film. The movie is also scheduled to be screened at the University of Southern California on 27th October for the college cinema students and the press from Hollywood.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai In J.P Dutta's Umrao Jaan
Date: 09/25/2006
J.P Dutta's Umrao Jaan will be the first Aishwarya Rai of the year. It stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan . According to the director this movie is based on literary work Umrao Jaan Ada published in 1904 and not a remake of Rekha starrer Umrao Jaan. The films costumes budget was worth Rs 80 million ranging from expensive ethnic outfits to embroidered designer wears worn by beautiful Aishwarya Rai.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai paired in Sarkar 2
Date: 09/22/2006
Ram Gopal Varma will direct Sarkar 2 which will star Amitabh Bachchan , Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai . The sequel will start filming in February 2007.
Sushmita Sen To Endorse Pantene shampoo
Date: 09/21/2006
Sushmita Sen , Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress, has been signed by Procter & Gamble to endorse their Pantene shampoo. The shampoo is being relaunced with a new logo and a new price.
Don Gets Penalized For Smoking Scenes
Date: 09/21/2006
Farhan Akhtar's renamke of Don has been penalized by the Censor Board with "A" certificate for having smoking sequences in the movie. The movie stars Shahrukh Khan (SRK) and Priyanka Chopra .
Priyanka Chopra Voted As The Sexiest in Asia
Date: 09/18/2006
Priyanka Chopra was voted as the sexiest Asian Woman in 2006 by a poll conducted by a magazine. In 2005, the same crown was given to Bipasha Basu. Other bollywood stars that showed up in the 10 ten are Bipasha Basu , Aishwarya Rai , Mallika Sherawat , Riya Sen and Malaika Arora Khan .
Priyanka Chopra and Dino Morea Perform In Fiji
Date: 09/15/2006
Priyanka Chopra and Dino Morea performed at their concert in Suva, Fiji. The concert was great success, the next one will be held in Lautoka.
Karan Johar as judge for Miss World 2007
Date: 09/13/2006
Karan Johar , director of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) , has been invited to be a judge for Miss World 2007 being held in Warsaw, Poland on September 30.
Animated film on Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesh
Date: 09/12/2006
The success of Sahara's animation film on Hanuman, has triggered a trend towards mythological animation films. ColorChips will make another animation-feature based on the life of lord Krishna. Another film maker Sharad Sharan is planning to make a 3D animated film on Lord Ganesh.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai Stops Traffic In Dubai
Date: 09/06/2006
Aishwarya Rai was spotted during a shooting of a commercial, for Lux International, in Dubai and her fans caused massive jams on city roads, the traffic was all around the Shaikh Zayed Road from Dubai to Jebel Ali. The commercial was directed by Bollywood directory, Rohan Sippy. Aishwarya Rai should also get a big boost once the release of the The Last Legion on January 19, 2007. In which she plays the role of Mira, in a story that is set against the backdrop of the fall of Rome in 476AD. Ash will next been seen in Umrao Jaan and Dhoom 2 , which are slated for release later this year.
China To Showcase Aishwarya Rai films
Date: 09/01/2006
Aishwarya Rai films Chokher Bali (Bengali) and Bollywood hit Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam will be showcased at the Indian film festival to be held in China Beijing from August 25 to 31 and then in Shanghai in the first week of September. The film festival has been organised by the Indian Embassy.
Shahrukh Joins Jet Airways Board Committee
Date: 08/30/2006
Shahrukh Khan (SRK) has joined as a board member of Jet Airways airlines. This will add some glamour to the airline, previously Yash Chopra and Javed Akhtar had been on the Jet Airways board.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Sushmita Sen Sushmita Sen To Star In Hollywood Film Opposite Richard Gere
Date: 08/30/2006
Sushmita Sen has signed up to star in her second Hollywood film, this time opposite Richard Gere in the film title The Expat , being directed by Sutapa Ghosh and produced by Miramax Films. The movie will be shot in Argentina. Her first Hollywood film Karma Confessions and Holi is in the final stages of completion and should release soon.
Sushmita Sen In Zindaggi Rocks
Date: 08/25/2006
Sushmita Sen will be next seen in Zindaggi Rocks opposite Shiney Ahuja. The movie is directed by Tanuja Chandra and is a love story between a famous singer and an ordinary man.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Eros To Distribute Provoked Starring Aishwarya Rai
Date: 08/24/2006
Eros International has acquired the rights to distribute Aishwarya Rai ’s latest release, Provoked, in the UK, the US and India. Provoked is directed by Jag Mundhra and casts Rai (Bride and Prejudice, Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) in the lead role, with Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane and Nandita Das. The movie is based on true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who moves to England and marries a man who subjects her to violent physical abuse.
Priyanka Chopra in Hollywood movies?
Date: 08/17/2006
The rumors have it that Priyanka Chopra has been selected to play a role in the Hollywood movie titled Wonder Woman. This also has happended after her successful acting in Krrish (Krish) opposite Hrithik Roshan .
Bipasha Basu accuses organizers at India Day Parade at Edison Township of harassment
Date: 08/16/2006
Bipasha Basu is currently in the USA to take part in the India Day Parade at Edison Township, New Jersey for which she was the lead the parade down New Jersey’s Oak Tree Road which is heavliy populated by Indians. She ended up coming late to the parade and during her on stage speech accused two of the organizers who escorted her to the parade, of harassing her physically and mentally.
Priyanka Chopra Is eBay Style Diva Of 2006
Date: 08/11/2006
Priyanka Chopra, former Miss World, has been officially been chosen as the Style Diva of 2006 by an online poll conducted through June and July. She was presented by Ebay India the eBay Style Diva trophy. At the award presentation Priyanka announced an charity auction that will be featured on Ebay between August 10th and 19th in which the proceeds will be donated to Nanhi Kali foundation, provides education of the girl child.
Kareena and Aamir Together For The Firsttime
Date: 08/03/2006
Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan have been signed by Mani Ratnam for his next movie, Lajjo . This will mark the first time that Kareena and Aamir have acted together. The film will began shooting in January 2007 and release later in the year. The film is an adaptation of Ismat Chugtai’s book with the same title. Kareena has previously worked with Mani Ratnam in Yuva and is currently shooting for him in Guru .
Kamal Hassan Signs Mallika Sherawat For Tamil Film Dasavadharam
Date: 08/03/2006
Mallika Sherawat has been signed by Kamal Hassan for his Tamil Film Dasavatharam to play one of the lead roles. She will be playing the role of a grey character in the film, who masterminds conspiracies leading to conflicts. The film will have Kamal Hassan playing 10 different roles. The budget of the film is around 30 crores and is scheduled for release in Hindi and Telugu.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Kareena Kapoor Will Kareena Kapoor Make An Appearence In KANK?
Date: 08/03/2006
Now the rumors has it that Kareena Kapoor will make a cameo appeareance paired opposite Arjun Rampal in the most awaited film of the season, Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) which is scheduled to be released next Friday August 11, 2006. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan , Abhishek Bachchan , Rani Mukherjee , Shahrukh Khan (SRK) and Preity Zinta , with guest appearance by Kajol , John Abraham and Arjun Rampal and now Kareena Kapoor.
Karisma Kapoor On The Small Screen
Date: 08/03/2006
Karishma Kapoor has been signed as one of the judges by Sony Entertainment television for their upcoming dance show called Jhalak Dikhla Jaa along with Farah Khan, the third judge has yet not been finalized. Karishma Kapoor was previously seen in the TV soap called Karishma and her Bollywood film, Zamaanat , that has been delayed for a while will soon be released. The movie stars Karishma Kapoor , Arshad Warsi and Amitabh Bachchan .
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai Asked To Lose Weight For Dhoom 2 Bikini Shot?
Date: 07/25/2006
Aishwarya Rai just wrapped up Mani Ratnam's Guru with Abhishek Bachchan and now is in Namibia, Africa to resume shotting for Dhoom 2 . The producer Aditya has asked Aishwarya to lose some weight, that she had gained during Guru , in order her to maybe film a Bikini shot. In order for Aishwarya to lose this weight in a short time, she has called her trainer Deepika Mehta from Mumbai to Namibia.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Umrao Jaan vs Don vs Dhoom 2 for Diwali
Date: 07/11/2006
J.P. Dutta’s Umrao Jaan has been scheduled for release on October 20 which is the same time that Don and Dhoom 2 are scheduled to be released. Umrao Jaan stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai and is directed by J.P. Dutta. Don stars Shahrukh Khan (SRK) and Priyanka Chopra . Dhoom 2 stars Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu .
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Shahrukh Khan (SRK) Shahrukh Khan To Coach A Female Football(Soccer) Team
Date: 07/06/2006
Shahrukh Khan (SRK) will coach a female football(soccer) team in Chak De India . The movie is being directed by Shimit Amin and will release in 2007 and being produced by Yash Raj Films.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Esha Deol Esha Deol Currently Busy With Shooting Schedule
Date: 07/03/2006
Esha Deol , daughter of Hema Malini, has been of lately been a little busy with her film career and is currently working on multiple projects including Meghna Gulzar's Honeymoon opposite Fardeen Khan, Harry Baweja's action thriller Red , starring Zayed Khan and Aftab Shivdasani. and Ramesh Sippy's Rooh , a movie about supernatural powers.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra To Star In video for Aap Ki Khatir
Date: 07/03/2006
Priyanka Chopra is currently shooting a promotional video for her upcoming movie, Aap Ki Khatir . The movie star cast includes Akshaye Khanna , Dino Morea and Suniel Shetty and is directed by Dharmesh Darshan and the music is being provided by the hottest music director Himesh Reshammiya . Priyanka Chopra has in the past done a promotional video for Bluffmaster in Right Here Right Now.
Movie Releases October 2006:
Don The Chase Begins Again (2006)
Cast: Shahrukh Khan , Priyanka Chopra
Janeman (2006)
Cast: Salman Khan , Preity Zinta
Utthaan (2006)
Cast: Sanjay Dutt , Priyanka Chopra
Zamaanat (2006)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Karisma Kapoor
Zindaggi Rocks (2006)
Cast: Shiny Ahuja , Sushmita Sen
Bollywood Concert Dates
04/22/2006: Himesh Reshammiya Aap ka Saroor Live In Concert Fall 2006
Himesh Reshammiya is scheduled to tour the US for his Aap ka Saroor Live In Concert during early Fall 2006. Others include Vineet, Himani, Alisha Chennai and Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant.
The Bollywood Heat 2006 Live In Concert features some of the biggest Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar , Saif Ali Khan , Preity Zinta Sushmita Sen and Celina Jaitley .
The Rock Stars Live In Concert features some of the biggest Bollywood stars like Salman Khan , John Abraham , Shahid Kapoor , Zayed Khan , Kareena Kapoor , Mallika Sherawat , and Esha Deol .
Bollywood Heat 2006
Bollywood News:
A R Rahman has been replaced by the team of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani to give music to Farah Khan’s forthcoming film Om Shanti Om (2007) . The movie is being produced under Shah Rukh Khan’s banner, Red Chillies Entertainment. Vishal-Shekhar will also be providing the music for Gaurang Doshi’s Happy Birthday (2007) , which is starring John Abraham and Aishwarya Rai .
2007 to start off with 3 big releases. Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) by Yash Raj, Salaam E Ishq (2007) directed by Nikhil Advani and Fool and Final (2007) by Firoz A. Nadiadwala are scheduled to be released January 2007. Eklavya, The Royal Guard (2007) , Metro and Hat Trick will be release in Feburary 2007. UTV will also release Mira Nair’s The Namesake (2007) in March. Sony has officially announced Saanvariya (2007) being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali will release in Diwali 2007 (9th November), another film scheduled for release in October is Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodha Akbar (2007) . The historical multi-crore Jodha Akbar (2007) , starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai , will begin shooting in November 2006 and will ready for on 12th October 2007.
As Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his birthday on october 11, the French government announced it would honour Amitabh with the 'Officer of the Legion of Honour' – the country’s highest civilian award. He would be receving the award for his contribution to Indian and international cultural cinema. Previously Amitabh Bachchan had his voice in the French film March of the Penguins directed by Luc Jacquet.
Vipul Shah is currently directing his next film called Namaste London starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif which has been caught up in a minor controversy. The controversy happended when Katrina Kaif entered a holy shrine in Ajmer wearing a skirt. Since then Vipul has decided to delete those scenes from the movie.
Neha Dhupia was recently in Beverly Hills, California shooting for a television commercial for a new line of luxury skin care products. The T.V. commercial was directed by Tim Mewton.
Karan Johar to endorse the products of Hewlett & Packard. This will mark as the first endorement for Karan, who says "I don’t want to start selling soap".
Sanjay Leela Bhansali gets bail from court for a case against him for a fire that destroyed property worth Crores during the shooting of his previous movie, Black. Current the director is busy shooting, Saanvariya (Saawariya) , which stars two star kids Ranbir (Son of Rishi Kapoor) and Sonam (Daughter of Anil Kapoor).

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West Indies beats Australia in the 4th ODI of the Champions Trophy by 3 wickets. The match was played in Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur where Australia won the toss Elected To Bat. Australia scored 272 for 6 in 50 overs. West Indies then batted to 273 for 7 in just over 47 overs to win the match. The Man of the Match was Michael Hussey for his batting performance scoring 109 runs which included 10 fours and 3 sixes.
Pakistan beats Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI of the Champions Trophy by 4 wickets. The match was played in Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Chogan Stadium), Jaipur where Sri Lanka won the toss Elected To Bat. Pakistan bowled out Sri Lanka for 253 runs. Pakistan then batted to 255 for 6 in just over 48 overs. The Man of the Match was Abdul Razzaq for his bowling performance taking 3 wickets.
New Zealand beats South Africa in the 2nd ODI of the Champions Trophy by 87 runs. The match was played in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) where South Africa won the toss Elected To Bowl. South Africa bowled out New Zealand for 195 runs. South Africa then batted to score only 108 in just over 34 overs. The Man of the Match was Stephen Fleming for scoring 89 runs.
India beats England in the 1st ODI of the Champions Trophy. The match was played in Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Chogan Stadium), Jaipur where India won the toss Elected To Bowl. India bowled out England for 125 runs in only 37 overs. India then batted to make 126 for 6 in just over 29 overs. The Man of the Match was Munaf Patel for his bowling performance taking 4 wickets and scoring 38 runs to win the match, he hit 2 4s and 2 6s.
Champions Trophy: Oct 15 - Nov 5: Schedule of match being played in India
The Champions Trophy is scheduled to start on Oct 15 and last until Nov 5, the match will be played in India between England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Australia.
Oct 15: England v India: 1st ODI, Jaipur
Oct 16: New Zealand v South Africa: 2nd ODI, Mumbai
Oct 17: Pakistan v Qualifier 1: 3rf ODI, Jaipur
Oct 18: Australia v Qualifier 2: 4th ODI, Mumbai
Oct 20: New Zealand v Qualifier 1: 5th ODI, Mumbai
Oct 21: Australia v England: 6th ODI, Jaipur
Oct 24: South Africa v Qualifier 1: 7th ODI, Motera - Ahmedabad
Oct 25: New Zealand v Pakistan: 8th ODI, Mohali - Chandigarh
Oct 26: India v Qualifier 2: 9th ODI, Motera - Ahmedabad
Oct 27: Pakistan v South Africa: 10th ODI, Mohali - Chandigarh
Oct 28: England v Qualifier 2: 11th ODI, Motera - Ahmedabad
Oct 29: Australia v India: 12th ODI, Mohali - Chandigarh

Nov 01: A1 v B2: 1st SemiFinal, Mohali - Chandigarh
Nov 02: B1 v A2: 2nd SemiFinal, Jaipur
Nov 05: Finalist 1 v Finalist 2: Final ODI, Mumbai

India beat West Indies by 16 runs to better position them to enter the finals vs West Indies. In will now play Australia, and the winner will play West Indies in the finals of the tri-series match being hosted in Malaysia. India scored only 162 against West Indies, with little mater Sachin Tendulkar scoring 65, but India was able to bowl out West Indies for only 146 to get the much needed win.
India loss the 2nd ODI by 29 runs against West Indies which was played at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur. The winner was determined using the D/L Method. For India, Sachin Tendulkar, the little master had a great innings, he scored 142 runs which included 13 fours and 5 sixes.
South Africa has decided to pull out of the Tri-series match which were suppose to be held in Sri Lanka from Aug 16. The reason for the pullout was due to security concerns after the bomb blast near the team's hotel in Colombo on Monday.
Colombo, Sri Lanka where the Tri-Series is about to begin tomorrow between South Africa, Sri Lanka and India in is jeopardy after a bomb blast rocked Sri Lanka's capital on Monday that killed seven people and injured 17.
Tennis News:
Tennis News
Sania Mirza lost in the 2nd round of the US open against the 14th seed Italian Francesca Schiavone 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
Sania Mirza easily advanced to the 2nd round at the US open being played in New York, USA. The 19-year-old from Hyderabad beat Croat Karolina Sprem 6-4, 6-2 and advanced to the 2nd round to face Italian 14th seed Francesca Schiavone.
India’s tennis star Sania Mirza lost to Russian fourth seed Elena Dementieva in the $1.3m Acura Classic WTA Tour tennis event in San Diego, California but managed to advances in doubles match with her partner Liezel Huber of South Africa by beating Anna Chakvetadze of Russia and Jill Craybus of the USA 7-5 6-2. But Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber then lost of German-American pair of Anna Lena Groenefeld and Meghan Shaughnessey in the quarterfinals. Mirza and Huber, who won the Bangalore Doubles earlier this year, lost in straight sets of 6-2, 7-5.
Indian tennis star, Sania Mirza , beat former world no. 11 Meghan Shaughnessy in the first round of Acura Classic at San Diego, California. Sania Mirza won the game in straight-set 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour. The Hyderabadi will now face Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia. Sania and her South African partner Liezel Huber had earlier moved into the second round with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Canadian-Slovak pair of Maurin Drake and Tina Krizan they will now play Russia's Anna Chakvetadze and Jill Craybas of the US.
Sania Mirza lost to top seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 in a rain-delayed quarter-final match of the $175,000 Cincinnati Open tennis. But Sania is still scheduled to the doubles semi-finals along with her Polish partner Marta Domachowska, there are seed third seeds in the tournament.
Sania Mirza , Hyderabadi girl, slips to 40 in Tennis Association (WTA) rankings after losing in the first round of the Wimbledon singles competition. Sania lost to Russian Elena Dementieva in the first round of Wimbledon. Sania is ranked 33rd in the doubles.
Golf News
Sixteen-year-old Michelle Sung Wie bogeyed the opening three holes at the Women's British Open being played at Lytham St. Annes, England. Michelle Sung Wie did manage to birdie the last holes for a two over par 74 in the first round. While Juli Inkster shot a 6-under 66 to take a three-shot lead in the opening round. Maria Horth and Silvia Cavalleri are tied for second with 69s. Annika Sorenstam finished with a double-bogey, bogey to get to even-par 72. Wie has sponsorship contracts with Nike Inc. and Sony Corp. The Honolulu schoolgirl next month will become the second female to play in a men's European Tour.
Tiger Woods wins the British Open, his first major win since his father, Earl Woods, died May 3. Being played in Hoylake, England, Woods won golf's oldest championship for the second straight year. The next stop for Woods is the PGA Championship at Medinah, where he won in 1999.
Tiger Woods leading the way at British Open being played at the Royal Liverpool with score of 12 under with number two place currently helf by Chris DiMarco 9 under.

India News
Coke, Pepsi banned again by Several Indian states after reports of allegations that the beverages contained pesticide residues, which was later dismissed by federal Health Ministry. Kerala went further by even asking the two companies to shut plants in the state.
A Northwest Airlines plane from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport heading to Mumbai, India turned back to Amsterdam after crew reported suspicious behavior by some passengers. Police first questioned the passengers and thenarrested 12 of the 149 passengers on flight 42 to Mumbai.
August 15, 2006, today India celebrated it's 59th I-Day (Independence Day). Even with the security threat the celebration went on peacefully even in volatile areas like Jammu and Kashmir.
26,000 families evacuated from Maharashtra as heavy rains disrupted normal life in 15 districts of Maharashtra. The families were evacuated from Nanded, Yavatmal, Buldhana and Jalgaon districts while Marathwada and Vidarbha regions were the hardest hit by the rains. Yavatmal is the worst affected area so far. The state has called upon the navy, army and air force to help resuce people. Two teams of the air force have reached the area from Bangalore. The Godavari river has started flowing three metres above the danger mark. In a matter of 12 hours, the city recorded 167.4 mm of rain in Santa Cruz and 130.2 mm in Colaba where the suburbs have have received more rain then the city.
Blasts on Mumbai local commuter trains and stations in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai (Bombay). The explosions occurred at packed railway stations in the Matunga, Khar, Santacruz, Jogeshwari, Borivali and Bhayendar. The explosions brought back memories of the March 1993 serial blasts that left over 250 people dead.
06/06/2006 IBM plans to triple investment in India
IBM plans to triple investment in India over the next three years to $6 billion to take advantage of the country's lower-cost labor and diverse engineering skills. The funding will also add new service delivery centers in Bangalore and a telecommunications research facility in New Delhi. IBM now employs more people in India than any other foreign company.

Hollywood News:
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are currently in Jodhpur, Jaipur to resume shooting for A Mighty Heart. They arrived in the Rajasthan capital by chartered plane with their three kids. Brad will be shooting a commercial advertisement for a Japanese company while Angelina will be filming for A Mighty Heart. They will be staying at the Oberoi Rajvilas resort.
Britney Spears gave birth to her second son just days before their 1st son Sean Preston's first birthday. The baby boy was delivered at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles as reported by Us Weekly. This is the second child for Spears, 24, and her husband, Kevin Federline, 28, who has a has a daughter and a son with actress Shar Jackson.
The 1st public photo of Suri Cruise appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair with her parents, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The magazine October issue which hit the newsstands this morning has the Suri with the proud parents on the cover and 22 pages of photos and interview inside. The story of her 1st magazine cover was first made public by freshman CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.

Money & Finance News:
Motorola Inc’s, Padmasree Warrior, executive vice- president and chief technology officer believes the future is in Wi-Max and 4G. Currently India uses 2.5G technologies and BSNL is seeking to rollout 3G networks and has placed an order for equipment worth $5 billion.
Warrior is seens as the India IT industry’s poster girl and rated one of the four most influential women executives by Fortune magazine. Motorola has the proprietary Canopy wireless broadband solution which it has taken up in Rajasthan for a pilot project.
A state judge in San Francisco has approved the tentative settlement Google Inc. reached in a click fraud class action lawsuit files by by two Arkansas businesses and Internet advertisers Lane's Gifts and Collectibles and Caulfield Investigations in February 2005.

Sony introduced Bluetooth Car Stereo model MEX-BT5000. MEX-BT5000 uses wireless Bluetooth® technology to connect to cellular phones and other devices, including portable music players that have Bluetooth connectivity. The MEX-BT5000 car stereo supports multiple codecs, including MP3, WMA and ATRAC® as well as audio CDs.
Sony also introduced Hard Disk Drive Camcorders with 60GB and 30GB capacity. The new camcorders will make it eaiser to capture the moments as it happens and then using the Handycam Station make it easy to transfer to the PC and/or watch on TV. 60GB DCR-SR80 model priced for about $800, 30GB DCR-SR60 for about $700 and 30GB DCR-SR40 model priced for about $600.
Sony introduces the First Blu-ray Disc Drive Burner. Model BWU-100A supports 50 GB of data on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs or up to four hours of high-definition video using HDV 1080i on a BD-RE 50GB disc. The drive will be available in August for about $750.

World News:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The first of Dubai's three palm-shaped islands is finally about to get its first residents. The Palm Jumeirah is a 12-square-mile island group which is known as the largest land-reclamation project in the world. It took about five years of hauling of millions of tons of Persian Gulf sand and quarried rock to build. It is scheduled to be fully completed in 2010 and will be home to about 60,000 residents and at least 50,000 workers in 32 hotels and dozens of shops and attractions. The project is costed at $14 billion and sets to rival Singapore and Hong Kong as a business hub.