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Need Light in the Kannikattu Passage

For the past two and half years it is been noticed by the public that there is no light in the kannikattu passage from Dandakaru Street to the Niswan Street, except the Thengakar street.

It becomes very dark by 6.30 and not good for children and women to go and moreover it is very dark such that the walking way itself is not visible.

A request to concerned and interested person to initiate a process so that this passage gets light source.

Photo taken on January 2010, 6 pm and 3.30 pm

Aadhaar: How to get your unique ID from govt of India

India's ambitious Unique ID project dubbed "Aadhaar", which aims to give every Indian citizen a unique number mapped to biometrics, was launched on Wednesday in the Nadurbar district of Maharashtra. The Technoholik.com team got a sneak peek at the UIDAI (Unique ID Authority of India) tech centre in Bangalore, to tell you everything you need to know about the enrolment process.

The setup
The enrollment officer (EO) sits at right angles to you and enters data into a laptop. The insight of the Aadhaar team here is that the person getting enrolled must see what is being entered. Thus there's a monitor in front of you, which mirrors the enrolment officer's screen so that you can point out spelling mistakes or other errors. If the person getting enrolled is illiterate, he or she can nominate someone to accompany and verify. There's a small laser printer behind the EO's laptop and a webcam, fingerprint reader and iris scanner account for the remainder of the hardware setup. Unless, of course, you count the light bulb hanging from the ceiling and a white "roll-up" chart behind you for the "passport photo studio" effect!

Compulsory information
Name (first and last name compulsory but middle name optional), Gender (Male/Female/Transgender) and Date of Birth are the compulsory fields. Whereas postal address is also required, it's more for the sake of mailing your UID number than strictly being a proof of residence. The EO asks you for a PIN code and the city/district fields are automatically populated. The rest of the address is entered manually.

Supporting documents
The UID team acknowledges the fact that a large number of people may not have any supporting documents to prove their identity. In this case, one is allowed to bring another resident who is already in possession of an Aadhaar number to be an "introducer" by vouching for the person seeking to enroll. Of course, there is scope for fraud either with a colluding introducer or by just using fake supporting documents. However, the whole point of Aadhaar is that one can only fake one's identity once and this prevents large-scale "ghost identity" creation, which is the bane of most Indian government schemes. The great PAN (Permanent Account Number with the Income Tax department) card scam after all involved a single person creating thousands of different PAN numbers.

A photograph is taken of the person getting enrolled, purely for the purpose of printing it out on the enrolment receipt, so that illiterate residents have some way of knowing that the receipt indeed belongs to them. Beyond that, the photograph serves no biometric or authentication purpose.

First there's an iris scan where you look into a binocular-like device held up to your eyes by the EO. After that it's the four fingers of each hand, followed by both thumbs (a process familiar to those entering the US) for your 10 fingerprints.

The wait
The EO makes you review the data entered one final time before giving you a laser-printed receipt. Whereas the residents of Tembhali, the "Aadhaar village", were to get their numbers today, the rest of us won't be that lucky. We'll only get to walk away with our receipts and have to wait for the actual number to be delivered by India Post!


Understand the moon phases to predict when the new lunar month begins

There has been a lot of confusion about the Eid-u-Fitr 2010. Will it happen on the friday 10, September or the following saturday the 11th?

The answer is very simple if one understand the moon phases below.

Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Date: Thursday, September 09, 2010
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Comments by MCW member for moonsighting.com for India
  • Not Seen: Iqbalhusen Bokda (MCW member) from Gujrat reported: Moon has not been seen here in Gujarat as weather is cloudy in the whole state. It has not been seen in almost al parts of India as our friends informed. I tried to contact to Bihar,Bengal, UP and other states, but report is negative.
  • Not Seen (cloudy): Mohammed Mohsin Khan (MCW member) from Mumbai reported: Today Thursday 09 September 2010 / 29 Ramadaan 1431 in India. Here in Mumbai Sunset was at 06:47 p.m LT and Moonset was at 07:19 pm LT. Sky was cloudy hence Crescent has not been sighted in Mumbai City and in most Parts of India . Official Moon-Sighting Committee have officially announced that Friday 10 September 2010 will be 30 Ramadaan 1431 and Saturday 11 September 2010 will be 1st Shawwal 1431 (EID-ul-Fitr) in India. EID Mubarak to All Muslims.
  • Seen: Mazhar Pallumirah (MCW member) from Chennai reported: On 9th September 2010, although the Shawal moon was not seen in chennai/india due to cloudy sky, but in costal towns like Thuthukodi the new moon was sighted. Based on this, Eid-fitr decalared here on 10th september 2010.

Check your PF account online

Check your PF account online

Here is some good news for those of you contributing towards provident fund from your salary with Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) of India. Going forward, salaried people would no longer have to go through the tedious and rather long process of knowing the details of their PF account. Every bit of information related to Provident fund that you may want to track would be just a ‘click’ away in the very near future!

This news is indeed of a great help to about 4.5 crore PF subscribers in India. One this system is online; all the PF accounts across the country would be made available online. Many have gone through a helluva process of getting their PF account details transferred from their previous employers to current one. After all possible kind of interactions with various levels of authorities, till date people have no clue on what is the status of their account transfer. Hope this new system solves all such painful issues associated with individual PF accounts.

The facility is fully functional since December 2009. Due to the sheer size of the number of accounts, it wouldn’t be an easy task for the government organizations to solve this in a short span of time. So, many accounts will be in updating process – according to revelation by EPFO.

How to check your EPF account online?

Log on to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) portal of Tamil Nadu and provide necessary employment details like Establishment code, Extension code, Employee number, etc to find out the balance in your EPF account

If your EPF number is TN/VLR/123A/1456 then

Establishment Code is 123

Extension Code is A

Employee Number is 1456

Remember, if your establishment has no unit or other branch, there may not be extension number. In that case, you do not have to fill extension number.

Site for checking your EPF account online:



Indian rupee get new symbol

Indian rupee get new symbol
The Indian rupee will soon have a unique symbol — a blend of the Devanagri 'Ra' and Roman 'R' — joining elite currencies like the US dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen in having a distinct identity
IITian gives rupee its symbol

It was chosen from among 3,000 designs competing for the currency symbol. Winner will get an award of Rs 2.5 lakhs.

Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, Wipro to stop talent poaching

From the Economic Times:

PUNE: The $50-billion IT industry may be fighting a fierce war for talent as it tries to claw back to a double-digit growth rate this year. But Pune's Hinjewadi IT park is showing that peace can prevail even among the warring companies. Twenty eight residents of Hinjewadi, including top names like Infosys, TCS, Cognizant and Wipro, that once ruthlessly poached talent from each other, have now agreed to work collectively to reduce attrition.
At their first meeting hosted at the Infosys campus in Hinjewadi last month, CXO-level representatives from all 28 companies keenly explored a no-poach agreement, but concluded it was unviable. However, they managed to seal a pact under which they will hire from rivals only after candidates have fully served out notice periods. Earlier, it was common practice for the hiring companies to pay salary in lieu of the notice period. This worked well for the hirer, but caused problems for the old employer who would not have enough time to find replacements. “We met last month and worked out a broad agenda,” confirmed Mritunjay Singh, the Pune head for Infosys and president of the Hinjewadi Industries Association (HIA). Infosys is Hinjewadi's largest employer with 42,000 on it rolls.
The companies have also agreed that new employees cannot join without a relieving letter from the previous employer. Earlier, it was not uncommon for IT professionals to desert jobs without any notice. And they would have plenty of offers to choose from.
All of this will be spelt out in a ‘code of ethics' that will be honoured by the HR departments of all these companies and by their employees. These 28 companies account for 1,00,000 of the 2,50,000 IT professionals employed in Pune. By the same yardstick, they could contribute at least Rs 19,000 crore of the Rs 48,000 crore worth of software exported from Pune last year, though exact figures are not available. These companies have been crippled by 17% attrition leading to an estimated loss of about 5% of total revenues — about Rs 850 crore — every year, says Mr Singh.
Hinjewadi may account for only 6-8% of the sector’s total revenues, but if this peace experiment succeeds, it might find more takers across other IT hubs in the country. The industry, which saw a net addition of only 20,000 people last year, is likely to add some 90,000 to the base of 2.3 million employees, according to industry body Nasscom.
Already, Infosys has reported an attrition of 16% during the past quarter, the highest in 12 months. Nearly 8,000 employees exited during the quarter, a clear sign of the simmering war for talent.
IT companies in India could be losing close to $2 billion annually to attrition, including loss of productivity and expenditure to find replacement, estimates Ganesh Natarajan, vice-chairman and managing director, Zensar Technologies, and head of the CII's IT & ITeS Committee.
“There is a price pressure from customers and also, from the competition. If we do not arrest this attrition now, our profitability will decrease,” said an official from another company, who did not want to be named as his company was in the silent period before announcing results. "Loss of an employee is loss of knowledge. Finding a replacement and getting him to be productive takes 2-6 six months, which makes it a loss of productivity, too,” Mr Singh added.
Perhaps, the Pune experiment may present the industry with a solution. “The step taken by Pune's IT companies is a welcome move and other companies too should follow them," said Sangeeta Gupta, senior vice-president, Nasscom. “We had published a report on corporate governance and ethics. Many of the steps like not buying out notice period, or not giving joining bonus, are some of the steps we had suggested.”
That's the idea the HIA is pursuing. "We have formed a core group, and separate work groups are also being formed. We have decided that all groups will meet once every month,” Mr Singh added. “Through HIA, we (the 28 companies) have collaborated successfully on initiatives in security, transport and infrastructure. So, why not collaborate even though we are competitors and collectively become better?” asks Mr Singh. When he connected with the other companies, he found they too were keen.
The Hinjewadi peace pact will have a bearing not just on lateral hires, but also on campus recruits. Existing talent in Pune has been absorbed fully. More talent has to come only from campuses. “But those that are fresh out of college have high expectations about salaries, with no seriousness about jobs. Such expectations are being set by the colleges and placement officers, who are not in sync with the developments in the industry,” says Unmesh Bathija, vice-president of HIA.
The 28 companies have formed a work group which will craft a unified communication module on the state of the industry and its talent needs. This will be used by the HR teams of all 28 companies in their interactions at campuses. In some ways, these companies are only trying to fix a problem they had created. Hard-pressed for talent, the IT industry resorted to rampant poaching during the heydays of 2007-08. This time around, as the industry looks to get back to growth, they are trying not to make the same mistakes again.

Why 102B is not stopping at Apollo KH stop?

Thanks to Islamiah Welfare Association for their services towards local public. But, to bring the stopping at Apollo KH Hospital in Bye-Pass Road, everyone was eager to assist the IWA to bring bus stop there. Now the same general public, who’re travelling from Chennai, got tired from the nonsense reply from the bus conductors and are expecting from IWA to do something.
It is displayed on the board at the bus stop that which are the buses that will be stopping at this Apollo KH Stop. IWA have done a good job in bringing the bus stop, but there is a lot of loopholes that why a bus such as 102B is not stopping at the stop. To the interest of local people, IWA please clarify to the public whether the bus will stop or not there so as to avoid confusion / fighting with the conductor.

Result of QURRAH for HAJ 1431 (H) - 2010

Result of QURRAH for HAJ 1431 (H) - 2010
Tamil Nadu hajj Qurrah (draw of lots) has finalized in THE NEW COLLEGE Chennai on 27-05-2010 at 10.00am
Total application received were 12083+23 (infants) and The Hajj Committee  has allotted a quota as stated,
Total 2994 applicants from Tamil Nadu for hajj 2010. 202 applicants has been allotted for Reserved category and balance 2792 applicants were allotted in general, and 150 applicants are in waiting lists.
Those who want to view entire confirmed hajj results click the link below   

Those who want to view Waiting lists click the link below

Those who need of inquiry about their cover number click the link below

Scholarship from Infosys for school students

Scholarship from Infosys for school students
Infosys foundation backed Prerana, a NGO group offers scholarship for students who have finished 10th standard this year (2010). Students who have scored 80% and above are eligible for this scholarship. Anyone interested can contact the NGO-Prerana. The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies.
Students can contact the people mentioned below to get the form:
580, Shubhakar, 44th cross, 1st A main road, Jayanagar, 7th block, Bangalore.
Contact numbers:
1. Ms. Saraswati - 99009 06338
2. Mr. Shivkumar - 99866 30301
3. Ms. Bindu - 99645 34667

An Academic Uplift and a Golden Opportunity to Poor Muslim Students

An Academic Uplift and a Golden Opportunity to Poor Muslim Students

A man or woman needs not only a shelter, clothing and food but requires a qualitative ‘EDUCATION’. A wise man can make his neighbors wiser through his wisdom. A qualitative education will certainly make a man wise.

With regard to Muslims in general are deprived from higher jobs as they are not afford to pay and get the education but for which they are eligible. This is due to poverty, social status and communal bind over. It is regret to know that only 3 to 4% of Muslim children are being offered school education. Parents are leaving them to live on their own earnings by making them mechanic boys, fruit vendors, coolies, hamalies and other unskilled labour. And in turn, later on the children of these downtrodden parents are becoming the true representatives of their parents. It is even painful to note that only 17% of the total school going Muslim children is reaching 10th class and among them only 4% of students are entering the degree level studies and only 2% from this level are managed to study the PG courses.

Learning any subject in Mother tongue is easier than learning in a foreign (other) language. There are High Schools offering education in Urdu Language in our district and at the same time there is not even a Junior College in the district which offers science groups in Urdu medium.

Iin the interest of the Muslim students especially of those economically backward, R.K.Junior College, a well furnished well equipped and also with the experienced faculty established at Sreeramapuram (Battamdoddi cross) on N.H 219(Chittoor Road) is offering Science groups in Urdu Medium since last academic year. The First Year & Second Year students who were presented to Intermediate Ist year & 2nd Year exams, 2010 from this Institution are blessed with good rankings. The students who join this institution are facilitated with the government financial sanctions such as scholarships, fee exemptions etc.,

The ‘AL- MARIF’ Trust of Palamaner was pleased to help the poor students of this Institution during last year by extending required finance towards the expenditure for running free hostels at the Institution separately for boys and girls. Due to unavailability of funds, the above Charitable Trust expressed their inability to extend any finance this year. Expecting the financial help from them the management could venture the project of running a free hostel for this year and also for coming years. As the management have no other source of aid to run the hostel, we request the Muslim Charitable Trusts to extend their helping hand by financing for running the hostels and to meet the other educational needs of the poor students.

The management is intend to offer free education for at least 100 students from economically the most backward students. Donors are requested humbly to offer their mite to meet such expenditure.

Please contact us with your esteemed contribution and / or for assistance……

P.Ayub Khan

R.K.Educational & Charitable Trust,

Sreeramapuram,Karasanapalli Post,

Chittoor Dt. A.P 517247

Cell No. 09849209263

IDB Scholarship - Last date 25th August 2010

IDB Scholarship - Last date 25th August 2010
Applications are invited for the IDB Scholarship from meritorious but financially needy Muslim students granted admission or intend to seek admission in the academic session 2010-2011 in the first year of degree course in the fields of Medicine and Engineering, (all branches) including Homeopathy, Unani, Ayurvedic, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Technology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law. Applicants for Bachelor Courses in B.B.A. and LL.B. should have scored minimum 60% marks in English and optional/elective subjects in 10+2 or Qualifying Examination.
The scholarship is offered as an Interest-Free Loan to be refunded in installments after completion of the graduation. The applicants should have passed SSC (10+2) with minimum 60% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics.
Application for can also be downloaded from our websites
http://www.sit-india.org/ http://www.metdelhi.org/
Application form duly completed in all respects with necessary copies of required documents should reach the MUSLIM EDUCATION TRUST office on the address given above latest by 25th August 2010.

Thanks to Imran and Kaleemullah

Melvisharam will be annexed to Vellore Corporation

Melvisharam will be annexed to Vellore Corporation
Melvisharam along with other six municipalities, eight town panchayats and 61 village panchayats will be annexed to Vellore Corporation. This is as per the Tamil Nadu Government Order No.52 dated March 17, 2010 of the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, fixing geographical limits of the Vellore Corporation.
The G.O. was placed at an ordinary meeting of the Corporation Council held under the presidentship of Mr.  P. Karthikeyan, Mayor of Vellore, here on Wednesday.
The State government had issued the order based on the recommendation of the Director of Municipal Administration made in his letter dated January 3, 2010, and the report sent by Mr. Durai Chandrasekharan - Additional Director of Municipal Administration and Special Officer of the Vellore Corporation.
The letter of the DMA and the report of the Special Officer were based on a resolution adopted by the Vellore Corporation at a meeting on July 22, 2008, proposing the inclusion of local bodies in the vicinity of the Vellore Corporation to create an extended Corporation.
Following are the local bodies to be annexed to the Vellore Corporation as per the G.O.:
Municipalities - Arcot, Walajah and Ranipet;
Third Grade Municipalities - Sathuvachari, Tharapadavedu and Melvisharam;
Town Panchayats - Shenbakkam, Thorappadi, Allapuram, Pennathur, Kazhinjur, Gandhinagar, Katpadi and Tiruvalam;
Village Panchayats - Palavansathu, Idayansathu, Adukkamparai, Thuthipattu, Viruppakshipuram, Ariyoor, Chitheri, Kuppam, Sirukanji, Sadupperi, Sembedu, Abdullapuram, Konavattam, Anpoondi, Melmonavur, Keezhmonavur, Karugambathur, Virudhambattu, Thandala Krishnapuram, Senur, Jaffrapet, Vanjur, Karasamangalam, Vandranthangal, Kangeyanallur, Mettukulam, Alamelumangapuram, Venkatapuram, Perumugai, Arapakkam, Eranthangal, Serkadu, Puthur, Arumbarudhi, Karnambut, Kandippedu, Sekkanur, Karigiri, Brammapuram, Lalapet, Seekkarajapuram, Narasingapuram, Kudayanallur, Kuppathamottur, Sembarayanallur, Arimuthumottur, Ammundi, Vannivedu, Ammanathangal, V.C. Mottur, Manthangal, Chettithangal, Vanapadi, Mukundarayapuram, Veppur, Navlock, Maniyambattu, Thengal, Nandhiyalam, Keezhm
Thanks for information from Ahmed