November 27, 2008

Chennai flooding zones

You can find by viewing this map that whether your area is prone to flood.In 1900 there were lots lake in chennai city but none of them exists now.So those who are living in that area are only facing flooding problems.To name a few nungambakkam,vysarpadi,t.nagar,perambur as they were lakes in 19th century but they were occupies by residents later.
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November 26, 2008

Shootout And Blast In Mumbai Once Again - November 26 2008

Today November 26 2008 at around 10 PM reports came that there were shootout and blast near taj hotel, capital cinema in mumbai it seems 10-15 people are injured and it said that its a terrorist attack. Firing has taken place near more than one area. News has come that the government has stated this as a terrorist attack. CST Station or VT station is also bieng emptied by the police as firing is also bieng reported there.


- There has been a blast reported at Vile Parle & Naraman Point
- It seems that 4 people have died during this attack uptil now.
- Firing From Taj Hotel Has Been Reported
- We got some reports saying that 2 terrorist are caught and Bombs have been planted at Taj
- It seems that these terrorist have come via boat and 1 boat has been caught by the cops.
- According To Latest Reports 25 People have died uptil now.

November 2, 2008

Consultant appointed for BRTS corridors

The Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited has awarded the contract to Wilbur Smith Associates for preparing a feasibility report for the four circular bus corridors in Chennai and the detailed project report for the first leg of this Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), which starts from Adyar and extends up to Porur through Ramavaram.

One among three bidders

Wilbur Smith Associates were one among the three bidders.

Government sources told The Hindu that the decision had been taken not to disturb the Adyar creek, and especially not to lay the BRTS corridor along the river front abutting the Theosophical Society.

However, the plan to begin the corridor from the proposed highway connecting Srinivasapuram at Foreshore Estate to East Coast Road remains.

Feasibility report

The alignment of the first leg of this stretch will be decided when the consultants submit the feasibility report in February.

The detailed project report is expected to be submitted in April. It was earlier proposed to build a dedicated bus corridor on both sides of the river up to Ramapuram, and from thereon on an elevated corridor up to Porur.

The stretch from the Adyar to Porur is 11.5 km, and it is estimated to cost Rs. 40 crore a km.

Anil Kumble retires from cricket

Anil Kumble, India's Test captain, has announced his retirement from international cricket and will not play the last Test of the series against Australia in Nagpur. His announcement came during the fifth day's play in Delhi, the scene of his greatest bowling effort, at the end of which he was carried off the field by teammates in an emotional farewell.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will now lead India in the Nagpur Test as they hold on to their 1-0 lead from Delhi.

In 132 Tests, Kumble took 619 wickets, the most among Indians and third on the all-time list. He also led the team in 14 Tests, but struggled with the ball in 2008, taking 28 wickets in ten Tests at an average of 50.57.

He was also plagued by injury concerns during the current series - picking up a shoulder injury in the first Test in Bangalore and injuring his finger in the third Test in Delhi - which ultimately sealed his decision to retire. "It's a tough decision when you have played 18 years of cricket and been so competitive. But my body helped make the decision and also, this [finger] injury," he said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

He captained India to three wins, with the 72-run victory at Perth against Australia in January undoubtedly one of the high points during his reign.

The legspinner was also the second player in history, after Jim Laker, to bag 10 wickets in an innings when he ran through Pakistan in the second innings at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. A fitting farewell that his last match was also at the same venue.

In December 2001, in Bangalore, he became India's first spinner to take 300 Test wickets, and a year later, he became the first to do so in one-dayers. In August 2007, at The Oval he went past Glenn McGrath's 563 wickets and in January 2008 crossed the 600 mark, to stand behind only Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan, emphasising his contribution to spin's golden era. And at The Oval he scored his only Test century after 17 years and 118 matches.