Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Turkey shot downs Syrian helicopter as violated airspace



A destroyed Russian-made helicopter that belonged to the Syrian Army is seen at the Minnig Military Airport, after it was seized by rebels, August 11, 2013. (Reuters/Mahmoud Hassano)
A destroyed Russian-made helicopter that belonged to the Syrian Army is seen at the Minnig Military Airport, after it was seized by rebels, August 11, 2013. 
A Turkish F-16 jet has shot down a Syrian MI-17 attack helicopter, saying it made a 2 km incursion into its airspace and ignored warnings.
The Turkish military has released a statement saying that it first identified the Russian-built helicopter 26 nautical miles (48 km) away from its airspace, and radioed the pilots until it was within 5 nautical miles (9 km) of it. 
Reacting to the incident, Syria has accused its neighbor of trying to escalate tensions along the border.
The hasty response from the Turkish side, especially as the aircraft was on its way back and was not charged with any combat missions, is proof of the true intentions of Erdogan’s government toward Syria, to increase tensions and escalate the situation on the border between the two countries,” Syria’s armed forces said in a statement reported by the state news agency SANA. 
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said the helicopter was shot down after it ventured up to 2 km into Turkey near the border town of Yayladagi. 
It was continuously warned by our air defence but as the violation continued, it fell on Syrian soil at 2:25 pm (1125 GMT), having been hit by missiles from our planes,” Bulent Arinc said to reporters in Ankara. 
The helicopter was shot down by a patrol of two US-made F-16s launched from the Kurecik Air Force Base, on the eastern side of Turkey, which shares a 900 km border with Syria. 
Arinc said that the army relaxed its rules of engagement after Syria shot down a Turkish plane in June last year, killing two pilots. Now, any approach from an aircraft operated by the Syrian government is treated as a “military threat”. 
A Turkish F-16 fighter jet (Reuters/Umit Bektas)
A Turkish F-16 fighter jet (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

No one will have the courage to violate Turkish airspace again,” declared Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to reporters in Paris. Davutoglu added that Ankara would inform fellow members of NATO and the UN Security Council about details of the incident. 
The fate of the pilots is unknown, though UK-based NGO Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that it received reports of at least one of them being captured by anti-government rebels stationed nearby. 
Ankara has vehemently opposed the regime of Bashar Assad since the conflict broke out in 2011, and has placed its border territory at the disposal of rebel groups. 
Turkey has also responded to stray fire from the Syrian side during the past year and regularly scrambled its jets when Syrian aircraft ghosted into the vicinity of its borders. 
Turkey has also become a temporary home for more than 500,000 refugees that have fled Syria during the 30-month long rebellion, which has resulted in at least 100,000 deaths, according to UN statistics. RT News

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Dozens of Thai police injured in rioting over rubber price

The Thai government said Tuesday it would declare a security emergency in a district of southern Thailand to end violent protests over low rubber prices. Some 77 policemen and at least 10 protesters were injured when protesters demanding higher subsidies for rubber farmers clashed with riot police in the Cha-uat district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Monday. Demonstrators hurled rocks and bricks at police and set fire to several police vehicles. Officials say the violence was mainly caused by teenagers who had joined the protests.

Bangladesh court sentences senior Islamist Molla to hang

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court Tuesday sentenced to death a senior Islamist opposition official for murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Abdul Quader Molla, 65, is the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. “The court enhanced his life sentence to the death penalty,” prosecutor Ziad Al Malum told AFP. Thousands of secularists earlier this year demanded the execution of Molla, describing him as the Butcher of Mirpur, responsible for the murder of hundreds of innocent villagers. Islamists also held rival demonstrations across the country.

Philippines troops retake most rebel-held villages, free 116 hostages

Filipino troops have recaptured 70 percent of the coastal areas of a southern city that were occupied by Muslim rebels. About 64 civilians held hostage in a nine-day standoff were freed or escaped during military operations early Tuesday, followed by another 14 who freed in separate batches. The total number of those rescued in the last 18 hours was brought to 116, said military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala. More than 100 Moro National Liberation Front rebels were still holding other hostages in areas in five coastal villages in Zamboanga city.

Launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 3,Galaxy Gear a smart watch

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 3 for Rs 49,900 and Galaxy smartwatch for Rs 22,990 in India, both these products would be available for sale in India from September 25.
Samsung Country Head Mobile & IT, Vineet Taneja said Glaxy Note 3 represents the total new evolution of the Galaxy Note experience, with no increased width of the screen, but have increased the size of display. The new product to give the best scribble of one’s  moment in  pen experience for every professional to hold with this classical design smart phone” .

Manu sharma said  Glaxy 3  in 3G version  and Glaxy Gear compatible to Note 3 would be  available in hundred stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore from today.


Geeta Kapur comes back to Zee TV


The choreographer is all set to judge its new dance reality show Dance Ka Tashan
She became Geeta ‘Maa’ right before your eyes. From the very first season of Dance India Dance, until six seasons later, life has come full circle for choreographer Geeta Kapur.
Geeta Kapur is back on Zee TV to judge the upcoming dance show –Dance Ka Tashan. The popular choreographer who became a household name after her multiple appearances on the show, is now back to judge the new show that pitches the Super Moms against the ‘Dance Ke Baaps’. Who will emerge a winner? That is left to be seen.
“Zee TV has always seemed like home to me. It is due to the channel that my name and face has become synonymous with dance. I have always been thankful to them for the opportunity and irrespective of where I go in between, I will always come back when they need me.” Says Geeta about her comeback to Zee TV. “This new show sounds very promising and it will be a lot of fun to see the county’s best mothers face off against the country’s best kids!”
Watch Dance Ka Tashan from September 21, every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM, only on Zee TV


Dance India Dance – DID Season 4


Auditions in
On 21st september

India Ke Best Dancing Sensation Ki Khoj


Audition Dates:

Saturday, September 21st

Time – 9 am to 2pm

Age group –

14 to 30 years


BGS International Public School
Sector 5, Dwarka
New Delhi 110075

                    Prove it –
Are you
Born To Dance?

After the stupendous success of DID Seasons 1, 2 and 3
Zee TV announces
A new movement in dance…
Dance India Dance – DID Season 4
Delhi, September 17th: Do you believe you were born to dance??? If yes, then the wait is finally over! The days and nights you spent rehearsing and getting every move just perfect will finally pay off. The biggest and the baap of all dance reality shows is back and this time it’s going to be crazier than ever before! Zee TV announces the return of the dance mania – The brand new season of ‘Dance India Dance’ – DID Season 4! Zee TV’s hunt for the ultimate dancers gets bigger and better as the auditions for DID 4 will be held across 19 cities and its happening in Calcutta on 21st September at  BGS International Public School, Sector 5, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075, 9 am onwards.

With Zee TV kicking off an aggressive blitzkrieg of multi-city auditions all through August and September, it’s time for talented dancers across India to come to their nearest centre / cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Baroda, Raipur, Indore, Patna, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Dehradun, Chennai, Kolhapur, Imphal, Rajkot and Bangalore to gear up, put on their best dancing shoes and land up at the audition venues!

While the first 3 seasons have unearthed some exceptional dancers like Salman, Shakti, Dharmesh, Prince, Rajasmita, Raghav, Siddhesh and Jai Kumar Nair to name a few, the upcoming season promises to showcase the ultimate dancer who will set the stage ablaze with original choreography, immaculate timing, never-before-seen passion and a universal appeal. Dance India Dance has introduced new dance forms like locking-popping, b-boying, cha cha cha, rumba, jive, contemporary, afro jazz, etc in the last four seasons and in this upcoming series, the passion, the frenzy, the camaraderie, the rehearsals, the victories, the disappointments, the hosts, the judges and above all, the spectacular talent  will return with RENEWED VIGOUR!

‘Dance India Dance – Season 4’ is undoubtedly a golden opportunity coming to your city to discover hidden talent. It’s the ultimate platform to showcase the talent and personality of very gifted dancers chosen from all corners of India!  Eminent jury members will arrive in the city on the audition day to identify the best talent who will then be invited to the mega-auditions in Mumbai. So, put your best foot forward and prove that you were BORN TO DANCE.

About Dance India Dance

Dance India Dance is a path-breaking show which changed the way Dance reality shows are perceived in our country. With Grandmaster Mithun Chakravarty on the hot seat and judges like Remo D’Souza, Terence Lewis, Geeta Kapur, Farah Khan, Marzi Pestonji, Rajiv Surti and Sandeep Soparkar, the show has reached a notch higher in popularity not only for its supreme talent but also for its unique format.

DID, as it is popularly known,  is a nationwide talent hunt to discover potential dancers who will be proving their mettle in front of the best choreographers of the industry. Dance India Dance is an unmatched opportunity for those people, who aspire to make it big but do not get an appropriate platform to showcase their talent. Zee TV has been a pioneer in the field of music with a legendary show like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and it has now made television history with Dance India Dance being the No 1 dancing show in India!

About Zee TV

Zee TV, the flagship channel of Zee Network was launched in October 1992. With a reach of more than 167 countries and access to more than 500 million viewers globally, Zee TV has created strong brand equity and is the largest media franchise serving the South Asian Diaspora. With over sixteen years of its launch, Zee TV has driven the growth of the satellite and cable industry in India.
The popularity of Zee arises from its understanding of Indian culture and beliefs which are depicted in its programming. Realizing its strength in programming and the need for Indian entertainment in the overseas market, the company launched Zee TV in the UK / Europe (1995), the USA (1998), Africa (1998) and today is available across five continents.

Today the channel has a multi genre offering again and is living up to its image of being a socially conscious channel. With path breaking shows like Hasne aur Hasane Ka Tonic Ladies Special, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Aapki Antara, Pavitra Rishta, Shree, Maayka, Ghar ki Lakshmi Betiyann and Hero Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs, the channel has established icons such as Laali, Archana, Antara, Lakshmi and Saraswati to name a few. Zee TV also carries the proud tag of being the pioneer of the musical game show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Dance India Dance. 


Narendra Modi today on his 64th birthday

Narendra Modi was greeted by prominent dignitaries from India and all over the world conveyed well wishes to the Gujarat ChiefMinister Narendra Modi today on his 64th birthday. The dignitaries who wished Mr. Modi on phone include the PrimeMinister Dr. Manmohan Singh, BJP NationalPresident Rajnathsinhji, Mr. L. K. Advani, Mr. Arun Jaitley, Ms. Lata Mangeshkar, Mr. Shivrajsinh Chauhan and Mr. Venkaiya Naidu along with BJP’s senioroffice bearers and the leaders of Indian communities and organizations residing abroad. An unceasing flow of people was seen from the early morning today to convey birthday wishes to the Chief Minister.
Modi on his birthday seeked the blessing of his mother before addressing the media.He said that todayalso Lord Vishvakarma day which is day to give dignity to the workers and on this day it is coustomery to worship the tools of the workers.
He further added that people blessing will not be dissipated and will work for the betterment.BJP in Delhi and other states to celebrated the emerging celebrity of the nation and Veteran Leader of BJP has showered lavish praise on to Modi from rostrum of CM Raman Singh.Some experts recall is it the comeback of Kautilya a time of endogenous politico-cultural resources and traditions which have fast eroded due to parasites nature of governance and administrators holistic outlook working in tandem for coterie agenda rather than national outlook and delivery for the last man.
How far the nation goes and with modern tech adopts the indigineous heritage and traditional rich culture to which the globe looks at Indian with awesome of its wonder.

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