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Smile Open Tv software will be released soon
Posted by: vln_arun - 03-10-2009, 09:45 AM - Forum: Sun Direct - Replies (3)

Hi friends,

Just checked the satcodx chart.Yesterday they have added some data called "Open Tec".So i think as mentioned by Nodal karnataka open tv software will be released i the month of April 2009yothumbsupBlob10Wink

http://www.satcodx3.com/0950/eng/

They have added in 11645 V 2000.SmileSmile

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  Recharge through Oxygen
Posted by: vln_arun - 03-10-2009, 09:41 AM - Forum: Sun Direct - Replies (3)

Sun direct introduced the option of recharging through Oxygen.Below is the steps

1)click the below website

http://www.oxicash.in/

2).New user

3).Enter u r mail id, mobile number.They will send the SMS the password to u r mobile number.

4).Login with those details

5).U can transfer the money from u r bank through net banking fumction.Just enetr u r Credit/Debit card number and enter the number.The amount will be available in u r username.

6).Select TV recharge------>Sun direct-------->U can also get Rs.25 recharge card there.

7).While recharging give u r mobile number.They will send the 16 digit pin number to u r mobile number through SMS.Smile

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  Cost of Making Phone Calls May Come Down
Posted by: Sathish - 03-09-2009, 08:55 PM - Forum: Mobiles and General Telecom News - No Replies

TRAI is reducing domestic termination charges by 33% under new Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) Regime.

The TRAI today issued the "Telecommunications Interconnection Usage Charges (Tenth Amendment) Regulations", which states that termination charge for all types of domestic calls viz fixed to fixed, fixed to mobile, mobile to fixed and mobile to mobile has been reduced to 20 paise/minute from 30 paise/minute.

Termination charge for incoming international calls would be 40 paise/minute against the existing charge of 30 paise/minute. TRAI expects that the service providers would pass on this benefit in the form of lower tariff for outgoing international calls.

Ceiling on carriage of domestic long distance calls has been retained at 65 paise/minute to encourage national long distance operators to expand into rural areas. Origination charge has not been specified as it would be residual from tariff after payment of other charges. This would provide service providers flexibility of introducing innovative tariff plans

TRAI also said termination charge for 3G voice calls shall be same as 2G voice calls, with the new charges effective from 1st April 2009.

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  'For Dhoni, Sachin is God'
Posted by: Sathish - 03-09-2009, 08:54 PM - Forum: Sports Zone - No Replies

Cliches are clichés, but at best of times, they convey the message far more tellingly as in the case of Sachin: form is temporary, class is permanent.

Watching the little big man wading into an admittedly mediocre New Zealand attack at the tiny Christchurch ground, it evoked nostalgia. I distinctly remember the first time he opened in an ODI, back in 1994, also in New Zealand, when he “put his hand up” after regular Sidhu opted out due to an injury. Partnering Ajay Jadeja, Sachin blasted a 69-ball 82 with 15 boundaries and two sixes as India won by seven wickets. He was adjudged Man of the Match.

I saw the highlights of that game the same evening, almost 15 years to the day, and we wondered again at the sheer talent. It was much the same on Sunday when Sachin dismantled the Kiwi bowling en route to his first ODI century in New Zealand.

A lot has happened since March 27, 1994 and today, we even question his presence in the ODI squad given the fact that he is 35 and obviously slowed down, if only a wee bit.

Although being one of the biggest fans of Sachin, I did think that he would be better off batting lower down the order so as to keep the Sehwag-Gambhir partnership going and also in view of the string of low scores in the recent past. But then, Sachin, as he has done over the past two decades, silenced his critics with yet another century! Perhaps, it is time then we all clam up and let the great man alone.

The other day, during an informal chat with former India opener and National selector VB Chandrasekar, I asked him about Sachin’s role in the ODI team. “You think, he should bat at No.3 or 4?” I asked. With the least hesitation, VB said: “Come on, don’t even ask such a question. Sachin’s position is either No.1 or 2. I think, given his stature, we should let him decide.”

Off and on, I have been in touch with persons who have moved closely with Dhoni and all of them were unanimous in their observation that the Indian captain thinks the world of Sachin. “For MS, Sachin is God,” said a former India player. “If Sachin wants to open, he will. Nobody can question his decision, leave alone stop him.”

That being the case, it is more than likely that Sachin is under lesser pressure than at any time in his illustrious career. He has been given the freedom of choice and I am sure that Sachin appreciates this gesture.

His recent statements to the effect that he is enjoying his cricket now more than ever vindicates this belief and may be, this is the best way to salute a man who has been living our dreams since 1989.

Dhoni apart, the likes of Sehwag and Yuvraj, in particular, the other key members of the squad, have never hesitated to acknowledge Sachin’s contributions to their own batting. Under the circumstances, it is best that we let matters rest rather than speculate Sachin’s utility or his future. As Sachin’s close friend Ravi Shastri said recently (and repeatedly), there is still plenty left in the tank.

The fact is that we have been so spoilt by his amazing craftsmanship and flow of runs in the past, that we unfairly refuse to believe that Sachin at 35 can bat like Sachin of 25. Such a massive expectation with utter disregard to other critical factors like age, wear and tear of the body and the fatigue, tends to distort our perspective of a player who has given his all to cricket for 20 seasons on the trot without a drop in the motivation levels.

I suppose, it is then more out of frustration that we spew venom at Sachin each time he fails and begin questioning his role as a “match winner” for Team India. In January, I watched him closely during a Ranji game at Chepauk when he scored a century in the course of which he toyed with the bowling before walking off as if in sheer boredom.

But while fielding, he was all the time involved in the proceedings, talking to bowlers and plotting a wicket with his captain, Jaffer. It was a game he could have skipped, but he made it a point to sweat it out to ensure that Mumbai made it to the final and eventually regain the Trophy.

My only reservation about Sachin is his reluctance to air his views on various cricketing issues. After all, given his stature, his words carry far more weight than those of ordinary mortals like most of us. Only of late that he has begun to speak out, but I feel he should be far more forthcoming. I think, he has a huge role to play in cricket even after retirement (whenever that happens); so, all the more reason why he should progress to being the elder player-statesman.

Getting back to the ongoing ODI series, India with a 2-0 lead should go on to clinch the rubber. The Kiwis are under pressure with just two more games to go and Dhoni’s men should ruthlessly move in for the kill, much like the Aussies in South Africa.

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  India Moves Closer to Mobile Number Portability
Posted by: Sathish - 03-09-2009, 08:52 PM - Forum: Mobiles and General Telecom News - No Replies

The much-awaited Mobile Number Portability (MNP) looks finally set to arrive. After discussions dragged on for months, there were reports that we could see introduction of MNP by August. Today, US-headquartered Syniverse Technologies said the DoT has sent them a Letter of Intent (LoT) for implementation of MNP services in the country.

Syniverse is one of two companies selected, the other being Telcordia Technologies, also a US firm. Syniverse will provide a number portability clearing house and centralized database solutions to telecom operators for the next 10 years.

The DoT hs already divided the country into two geographic zones for number portability implementation, each of which will be handled by a different MNP provider. Each zone is further broken down into 11 service areas that represent cities within the zone. Syniverse will implement services for the first zone that covers the northern and western regions of the country.

Syniverse has previously implemented MNP in Singapore, the United States, Canada and Hong Kong.

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  Samsung launches India’s first 8MP Pixon M8800 touch phone
Posted by: Sathish - 03-09-2009, 08:50 PM - Forum: Mobiles and General Telecom News - No Replies

Samsung launches India’s first 8MP Pixon M8800 touch phone. Strengthening its touchscreen portfolio, Samsung has launched India’s first 8 megapixel touchscreen phone, Pixon M8800.

Samsung are not wasting a minute as they stride towards the end of 2008, and their latest additions to the product range are a sure fire sign regarding their intentions.

Last year they kicked off the year with Samsung Tocco mania, then we were all excited about the Samsung Innov8, now seemingly out of nowhere they announce an absolute giant slayer in the form of the Samsung Pixon M8800.

The Samsung Pixon M8800 is a true epiphany of 8 mega pixel camera bliss, and can only signal a very short swift life span for their own Samsung Innov8. Okay, the Samsung Innov8 is the first 8 mega pixel camera to hit the streets of the UK, but you can't help but notice the shear bulk and weight it carries.

I bet none of you can name the first England football manager, but I doubt any of you have never heard of Sir Alf Ramsey. Hopefully you can see where I'm going with this, if not, what I'm trying to say is that although the Samsung Innov8 was first, the Samsung Pixon M8800 will be the one the record books acknowledge.

The 8 megapixel camera offers maximum image resolution of 3264×2448 with auto-focus, face-recognition, Wide Dynamic Range, Advance Shake Reduction, GPS geo-tagging support and WSVGA and VGA video recording at 30fps.

The 3.2-inch WQVGA large full touchscreen supports Samsung TouchWiz user interface for intuitive tap, sweep, drag and drop operations as well as live Home Screen Widgets like weather info, Google Search etc. The 3G capable Pixon comes with an onscreen QWERTY keyboard and onscreen handwriting recognition for emailing, messaging and other inputs.

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  Bad start to trading week, Sensex slips two percent
Posted by: Sathish - 03-09-2009, 08:48 PM - Forum: General News - No Replies

Mumbai (IANS): Indian equities markets closed in the red on Monday as stocks across sectors came under selling pressure. A key index ended trade almost 2 percent lower than its previous close.

The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 8,259.22 points, fell 165.42 points or 1.99 percent to close at 8,160.40 points.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) lost 1.79 percent from its last close to end at 2,573.15 points.

However, broader market indices like the BSE midcap index closed 1.27 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 1.55 percent.

There were only three gainers on the 30 composite Sensex: HDFC, up 2.65 percent at Rs.1,255.8; Maruti Suzuki, up 0.25 percent at Rs.650.70; and Mahindra and Mahindra, up 0.22 percent at Rs.317.60.

The scam-hit software major, Satyam computers' scrip was up 15.8 percent and closed at Rs.48.75 after it started the process to sell 51-percent majority stake in the company by way of a global auction.

The losers included: Jai Prakash Associates, down 5.32 percent at Rs.65.85; SBI, down 4.68 percent at Rs.896.80; DLF, down 4.54 percent at Rs.138.70; and Ranbaxy, down 4.46 percent at Rs.135.

Of all the 13 sectoral indices on the exchange, the index for realty and FMCG stocks lost the most.

The overall market sentiment was clearly negative, with 1,584 stocks declining, 798 advancing and 88 remaining unchanged.

Foreign funds were net sellers to the tune of $400,000 Monday, continuing to pull out funds to meet payment obligations in their parent countries.

In Asian markets, the Hang Seng, a key index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, plummeted drastically to close 4.84 percent below its previous close.

European markets, which came online before indian bourses ended trade were also faring no better with the FTSE in Britain ruling 1.55 percent below its last closing figure.

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  New 'Honda' F1 team needs new drivers
Posted by: Sathish - 03-09-2009, 08:44 PM - Forum: Sports Zone - No Replies

The Formula One news this week is both good and bad.

It's good, because the Honda F1 team will not go out of business after all. It's been purchased by a group headed by ex-Honda team principal (and former Ferrari brainchild) Ross Brawn and will be known henceforth as Brawn GP.

The 2009 Honda chassis (oops, Brawn chassis – but you know what I mean) will be powered by a Mercedes engine because, Brawn says, it was easier to fit into the chassis. A Ferrari engine would have required a serious modification.

Brawn has the legitimacy and years of experience to head up the "new" GP team. If Honda had been able to find another sucker – oops, investor or investment group – to take over the team, that would have been fine. But a condition of the deal would likely have been to keep Brawn in place.

In fact, Honda might even have helped Brawn with the financing. At least, this way they will likely get at least some of their money back.

The bad news? That Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello will continue as drivers. This is appalling. The facts are out there for all to see. With the exception of one fluke win in 2006, Button has done absolutely nothing in nine F1 seasons, in which he started 155 races. This impressive record of achievement ranks right up there with Eddie Cheever's 12 F1 seasons in which he started 132 races and won exactly none.

Barrichello's record is not much better. He's been driving for 16 seasons, in which he's won nine races (mainly because Michael Schumacher let him) in 267 starts.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is not good enough to justify continued employment in F1.

How about Bruno Senna for the first seat? And Canadian Bruno Spengler in the second?

I guarantee that both these young lions could do as well – and probably even better – than those two bums.

What's in a name?

For 25 years, Anheuser-Busch spent millions of dollars to promote its Busch beer in NASCAR.

From 1982 – when NASCAR reorganized its ladder system and established a late-model sportsman series to support its headline series – until the end of 2007, the St. Louis-based brewery supported what was known for most of those years as the Busch Grand National Series.

So NASCAR fans know what the word means when they see, or hear, "Busch." It means beer.

But nowadays, it also means Kurt and Kyle, the brothers Busch.

So, does anybody else out there see a connection between Anheuser-Busch cancelling its sponsorship of the Busch series at the end of '07 and the emergence of the Busch boys as consistent race winners – particularly Kyle?

I'm serious. Busch stopped sponsoring that series at just about the same time Kurt and Kyle began dominating NASCAR racing.

Corporations pay people serious money to think of things like this: why pay gazillions of dollars to have the word "Busch" splashed all over the media every weekend when Kyle and Kurt are going to be able to get it out there for nothing?

Last year, Kyle and Kurt – mostly Kyle – combined for 22 victories in Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck. So at least half the time last year the name Busch appeared in Monday morning headlines.

This year is starting off even better. After a so-so Daytona 500 (Kurt finished 10th while Kyle crashed and was 41st), the Busches have been right up there. At Fontana (won by Matt Kenseth), Kyle was third and Kurt was fifth. But Kyle also won the Nationwide and Camping World truck races and the talk all weekend was that he might become the first driver in NASCAR history to score a sweep.

Then, last weekend in Las Vegas, Kyle won handily. Yesterday, at Atlanta, it was Kurt's turn.

I bet some guy or woman at Anheuser-Busch got a big bonus for this because Kyle and Kurt Busch are selling as much beer as title sponsorship ever did and it's all on the house.

Timing is everything

Kurt dominated yesterday's NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway for most of its advertised 325 laps. But then the race went into overtime (translation: a green-white-checkered finish) and it was edge-of-your-seat.

But in the end, as was the case throughout the race, Busch had the horses and the others didn't. He passed leader Carl Edwards on the restart and then held off Jeff Gordon for the win. Kevin Harvick finished fourth and Brian Vickers was fifth. The rest of the results are here.

The race featured a bizarre incident. During a round of green-flag pitstops early in the going, a tire got away from Marcos Ambrose's pit and started to roll across the lawn toward the main straight. Gas man Jimmy Watts ran after it, fearing it would roll onto the speedway and perhaps create havoc.

The problem, however, was that Watts was in a no-man's-land and NASCAR had to throw a yellow. The timing couldn't have been worse. It resulted in more than half the field finding itself a lap down.

So, at the end of the race, the results were most un-NASCAR-like. Only the top 12 cars were on the lead lap. By the time you got to the 15th finishing car (Jamie McMurray), it was two laps down. Kyle Busch finished 18th and was three laps down. It went on from there (or got worse, depending on your perspective). Joey Logano, for instance, was 30th and he was six laps down.

A major reason for this, of course (never mind the ill-timing of the wandering tire yellow flag), is that Atlanta is not a restrictor-plate race (which make the Sprint Cup cars virtually identical in performance), so that the combination of a strong engine and a strong driver can often equal dominant performance, which was the casewith Kurt Busch yesterday.

A death in the family

Sad news.

Peter Taws, father of well-known formula car and stock-car racer Ashley Taws, has died while on vacation in Florida. Peter was his daughter's biggest fan and never missed any of her races.

Peter leaves his wife Barb, son Doug and Ashley.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church at 18794 Leslie St. in the village of Sharon, just north of Newmarket.

For additional details, please go to ashleytaws.com

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  Rookie Buemi puts Switzerland back on F1 map
Posted by: Sathish - 03-09-2009, 08:42 PM - Forum: Sports Zone - No Replies

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi shrugged off the pressure of being Formula One's only rookie driver after unveiling his team's new car on Monday.

"In the end, when you sit in the car it doesn't really matter if you're the only rookie or not," the 20-year-old Swiss told reporters.

"I just try to concentrate as best as possible on my job, and that's it. You just need to relax and think about what you need to do.

"If the car is fast we want to achieve something good," he said of his aims for the new season starting in Australia on March 29.

"But the objective is to fight against my team mate, to prove myself during the whole season so that I can arrive at the end and be happy with what I did."

Buemi replaces German race-winner Sebastian Vettel alongside France's Sebastian Bourdais at the Ferrari-powered team and has probably the toughest task of any driver.

Formula One has introduced major changes, with slick tyres replacing the former grooved ones and new systems and aerodynamics.

At the same time, testing is banned during the season as part of wide-ranging cost-cutting measures pushed through in response to the credit crunch.

The late introduction of the STR04, with Toro Rosso the last out along with the former Honda team now renamed Brawn GP, also means Buemi has only a handful of days to get used to it.

The Swiss, who must wait until Wednesday to get behind the wheel, has tested extensively in last year's car since November and was previously the Red Bull test and reserve driver.

"I did quite a lot, but it's never enough," he said, recognising that it would have been easier for him if the rules had remained constant.

"But I would say I feel quite good at the moment. We need to wait for the new car, we need to see what we can do, and I am really looking forward to being in the car on Wednesday and Thursday. Right now I feel quite confident.

"Melbourne will come fast. We have the end of this week, and then another week, and that's it. So I am really looking forward to being in the car."

Buemi is the first Swiss Formula One driver since Jean-Denis Deletraz in 1995, who failed to score a point in three appearances.

Compatriot Clay Regazzoni won five races in the 1970s, and Jo Siffert before him, while Marc Surer was familiar to fans in the 1980s.

"I feel quite proud. There are many drivers in Switzerland who tried to get to F1 and it is really difficult, you don't get very much support from the people there," said Buemi.

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  Cricket World Cup secretariat may be shifted to India
Posted by: Sathish - 03-09-2009, 08:40 PM - Forum: Sports Zone - No Replies

Karachi (IANS): The 2011 World Cup Secretariat that is being established in Lahore could be relocated to India in the wake of a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers in the city earlier this month, media reports said here on Monday.

Media reports quoting International Cricket Council (ICC) sources said that the ICC and the Organising Committee of the 2011 World Cup are seriously considering the idea of moving the Secretariat away from Pakistan.

The reports suggested that the chances of Pakistan retaining its right as a World Cup co-host are bleak after the attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore on Tuesday that has raised a big question mark on Pakistan's status as an international sporting destination.

Before the attacks, Pakistan was planning to push forward long-delayed preparations for the 2011 World Cup on fast track. Salman Sarwar Butt, a senior Karachi-based banker who was appointed as World Cup managing director, was supposed to join office last week. However, Butt is yet to begin his work.

The four World Cup hosts - Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - were told by the ICC at a meeting in New Delhi last month that they are behind schedule as far as preparations for the prestigious tournament was concerned.

The Lahore ambush has further dented World Cup preparations and, according to the reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) might be forced to surrender the Secretariat which will now most likely shift to India.

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