Mysore Dasara is well known as the Royal Festival Celebrating victory of Truth over Evil, where the Goddess Chamundeswari Devi cut the demon Mahishasuran on Vijayadashami day. Dasara will be celebrated for nine days of Navarathri, celebrations starting only after six days. However, the sixth day is in honor of goddess Saraswathi and eight day will be dedicated to Durga Devi and Ninth day devoted to goddess of wealth Lakshmi Devi. On the tenth day, a grand spectacular Procession will take place from Mysore Palace and it will complete in Bannimantap. In Karnataka state, Dasara is considered as a State festival –Nadahabba and the festival is guided by the Royal Family of Mysore. During the Dasara festival, the Mysore Royal family will perform several special poojas, whereas the Mysore Palace and other major buildings will be illuminated traditionally. Meanwhile, The cultural programs will be performed by famous artists along with Sports, Wrestling, Poet's meet, Food Festival and many more than programs, during the Mysore Dasara Festival.Dasara Exhibition has been arranged in the Doddakere Maidana, which it will be maintained by the Karnataka Exhibition Authority, where the public and private sector industries business establishments, Government departments will provide their stalls to promote industrial and corporate business for months.Several thousand people will take part in the Mysore Dasara Festival, which features colorful tableaux, dance groups, music bands, armed forces, folklores, the royal identities, decorated elephants, horses and camels. It will starts from the Mysore Palace and culminates at a place called Bannimantap, where the Banni tree is worshipped. The Mysore Royal Palace will open to the public, while the Karnataka State Government has been arranged dance performances, doll shows, wrestling matches and other sports competitions.In 2014, the official Mysore Dussehra celebrations will kick off from 25 September to 3rd October, where the special puja will be offered to the Goddess Chamundeswari at the famous Sri Chamundeswari Temple in Chamundi Hills. Mysore Palace will also host several celebratory activities such as the Dasara cycle competition, Women's Dussehra, Adventure Yoga, Performance by District Professional Artists' Association, Mandolin and Dwandva Violin performances, Odissi Dance and Bharatanatya performances.The Dasara Festival also includes Children's Dasara, water sports competitions, Shehnai performances, state-level cow milking competition, Farmer's Dasara Procession, Apiculture state-level workshop, mass Surya Namaskara, cooking competition, grain recognizing competition, sxophone performance, dance performance by the Dumb & Deaf Teachers' Training Center, Bendre Dance performance and Indian flower art competition.
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Hobart Hurricanes in the first semi final match on Thursday 2nd October, schedule to be played here at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Kolkata Knight Riders is having little edge to beat Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the CL T20 tournament in Hyderabad on Thursday, where both the teams are clashing for first time in this tournament. Both the teams have showed outstanding performances’ during their group stage matches and it could be tough challenge for both the teams in semi final battle on Thursday. Robin Uthappa has been providing good start for the team KKR and supported by Manish Pandey and skipper Gautam Gambhir in the batting department and the mysterious West Indies Sunil Narine in the bowling department. Hobart Hurricanes will lead by some best bowlers Doug Bollinger, Ben Hilfenhaus and Xavier Doherty.Kolkata Knight RidersGautam Gambhir (captain), Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper), Piyush Chawla, R Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins, Andre Russell.Hobart HurricanesTim Paine (captain and wicketkeeper), Jon Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dom Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching 'Swachh Bharat' mission to create a 'clean India' in the upcoming five years, where PM Modi is likely to symbolically wants to broom on 2nd October on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and to reach out to all Indians to make cleanliness in a huge movement. Narendra Modi begins his speech by thinking of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri during the 'Swachh Bharat' mission program launched on Thursday morning. Modi government has begin preparations for the 'Swachh Bharat' mission, while the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have take part in "cleanliness oath" to be taken on Thursday in New Delhi. Modi had launched the nationwide majestic campaign 'Swachh Bharat Mission' or 'Clean India Campaign' from the Valmiki Basti in New Delhi, where several millions of people all around the country joined in the cleanliness initiatives of the government departments, NGOs and community centers. 64-year-old Narendra Modi said the Centre is likely to spend around Rs 2 lakh crore in five-year to clean entire India by October 2019, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He added the Urban Development Ministry will approve Rs. 62,000 crore for cleaning towns all around the country, while the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will spend Rs 1 lakh 34 thousand crores for the programs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have discussed to set up a joint program to boost business investment on Tuesday during two leaders high profile meeting at the White House. Modi and Obama are targeting a five-fold raise in Indo-US trade to US$ 500 billion. The two heads also talk about the US-India relationship through economic, energy and security cooperation. Prez Barack Obama and Narendra Modi have agreed on USD 1 billion of conceding financial from the US Export-Import Bank for India's renewable energy development agency. The two leaders are going to boost up two-way trade to US$ 500 billion from US$ 100 billion. Modi and Obama have released a joint statement that US and Indian businesses will play a key role in sustainable, inclusive and job-led growth and development in upcoming years. Both the leaders also focused to improve an Indo-US Investment Initiative led by India's Ministry of Finance and US Department of Treasury including capital market development and financing of infrastructure. Modi and Obama also wants to expand the partnership to oversight of financial institutions, including between Reserve Bank of India and the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency.
Kannada super star Sudeep will be working along with Kannada director Prakash Jayaram in his next movie, where the movie yet be title. The movie is going to produce by Raghunath of SRV Productions, as the movie opening ceremony launched in a five star hotel in the city.Currently, Sudeep is looking very busy with his forthcoming movie ‘Ranna’, which it is a remake of telugu movie Pawan Kalyan’s Attarintiki Daredi. After completion of Ranna movie, the Kannada will join along with Tamil movie cast starring Vijay and Shruti Haasan, which is directed by Chimbudeva. Sudeep also sign-up with movie maker S. Krishna, titled as Hebbuli, where it will be soon go on floors. Sudeep said it was a great experience to work along with this production house, which makes two things at the same time, quality in terms of production of our film and the quality of the food we might get served on the set. He added he is very excited to be part of the movie and looking forward to work along with intellectual director like Prakash.
Novak Djokovic is going to face Canadian Vasek Pospisil in the 2014 China Open second round kicks off at 06:59 GMT on Wednesday 1st October at the National Tennis Center in Beijing.27-year-old Novak Djokovic advances into 2014 China Open second round, where he had outclassed Spain’s Guillermo García-López in first round with a 6-2, 6-1 in score line. Djokovic is looking forward to clinch China Open crown for fifth time here in National Tennis Center, where he has bagged previous titles in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Djokovic is eyeing to begins Asian swing here in Beijing ahead of the 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters begins next week.World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been leading with a 1-0 win loss head-to-head record against Pospisil and both the players are clashing for second time on the ATP World Tour. The pair last meet at the 2013 Davis Cup singles and Djokovic defeated Pospisil in consecutive sets with a 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 score line. As per the predictions Djokovic is looking big favorite to clinch victory in straight sets and secure place in the 2014 China Open quarter finals.Vasek Pospisil has defeated Luke Rosol in 2014 China Open first round with a 6-4, 6-3 and he is expecting to play high level tennis against top seed Novak Djokovic on Wednesday schedule match.
Ranbir Kapoor has celebrated his 32nd birthday along with girl friend Katrina Kaif and some close friends last week in Mumbai, after a day the Bollywood actor has been hospitalized at Breach Candy Hospital, Ranbir Kapoor had underwent a minor surgery at Breach Candy Hospital on Tuesday.32-year-old Ranbir Kapoor was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital on Monday and he was admitted after he complained of minor discomfort in his breathing. Ranbir is likely to take rest for five days from his busy schedule after minor surgery and he is looking forward to recover soon from health problem. According to sources, Ranbir Kapoor is going to be discharged on Wednesday from Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, while doctors advised him to take rest for a week to recover soon. Report says Katrina Kaif is likely to visit Breach Candy Hospital on Wednesday. Ranbir Kapoor is busy with his upcoming movies including the much awaited 'Bombay Velvet', 'Jagga Jasoos', and 'Tamasha'. Ranbir Kapoor is currently working in 'Roy' along with co-stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Rampal, which it is likely to hit the screens next year.
Chennai Super Kings will clash against IPL finalist Kings XI Punjab in the 2014 Champions League Twenty 20 tournament, schedule to kick off at 08:00 pm local time on Thursday 2nd October, which will take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium at Hyderabad.Chennai Super Kings have secure place in the 2014 Champions League semifinals as the second team from Group A after Lahore Lions have failed to restrict Perth to 78 or less. Perth Scorchers has outclassed Lahore Lions by three wickets in Group A match.Both the semi-finals of the CLT20 2014 will be held at Hyderabad, where the first semi-final will be played in between 2014 IPL Champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Hobart Hurricanes. The second match will be between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. These two teams had played the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League 2014 earlier this year.Predictions: Chennai Super Kings is having little edge to clinch victory in 2014 CLT20 tournament semi finals and advances into tournament final. Chennai Super Kings TeamMS Dhoni, Mohit Sharma, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Samuel Badree, Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, John Hastings, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Ishwar Pandey Kings XI Punjab TeamThisara Perera, Parvinder Awana, Glenn Maxwell, Anureet Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Virender Sehwag, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Karanveer Singh, David Miller, Akshar Patel, George Bailey, Rishi Dhawan
Lenovo has launched its VIBE Z2 Pro Smartphone in India with a quad-HD display at 2560 x 1440 pixels, 490 ppi screen density, which it also offers best of 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization that can shoot 4K videos. The company said in a statement that the Lenovo VIBE Z2 Pro will be available exclusively on Flipkart from 6th October 2014 at a price of Rs. 32,999. Lenovo VIBE Z2 Pro powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC 2.5 GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB RAM, where the Smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS and offers 32 GB of internal storage. The connectivity options includes 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. Meanwhile the VIBE Z2 Pro Smartphone will be available in black, titanium and gold color variants.The 16MP rear camera offers a 16:9 BSI sensor supports video recording at 4K resolution at 120 fps and it also provides a 5 MP fixed focus front camera. The Lenovo VIBE Z2 dual micro SIM device is powered by a 4000 mAh battery.Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Specs:• Specs:• 6-inch quad-HD display• Android 4.4 KitKat OS• 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC processor• 3 GB RAM
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has rejected reports over Congress and National Congress Party break up because of her and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi said she or his son Rahul Gandhi are not responsible for breaking relationship with National Congress Party in Maharastra. The Gandhi's have visit flood hit region Jammu and Kashmir, while Rahul Gandhi said Congress party is with the people of the state to help to mitigate their suffering and it is considered as one of the worst natural disaster in history. He added party will share the grief of the people and their organization are helping people since flood hit the state. Rahul Gandhi said Congress party, Youth and Women Congress, NSUI, RGF and local party leaders have been working here in the flood hit region. 67-year-old Sonia Gandhi feels the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is very bad and it was huge lose for the people in the valley, said during her two-day visit to some flood-affected areas of the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu region. Sonia Gandhi said she had discussed the flood situation with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to work together with Narendra Modi government to help the flood victims.