Sharekhan’s latest top share picks


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Sharekhan has updated it’s top share picks. It includes Apollo Tyres, BHEL,Godrej consumes, IPCA Labs, ITC, Marico, Reliance, Torrent Pharma and Ultra Tech.

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Velaiyil Munnera Success Formula: Tamil Book Review

This Tamil book contains sixty power packed formulas to get success in  your career. What ever may be your level in the organisation. You are provided with useful career management strategies in simple Tamil that can be successfully applied in any company. 


Translated from the English ( The Truth About Managing Your Career by Karen Otazo) by Akkalur Ravi, this book introduce you some highly effective ways to start a new job , make a all important great first impression and survival techniques with examples like a mentor.

Strategies includes

  • importance of slow and firm paced initial beginning in the new company
  • importance avoiding loose talks and having keen listing and observation skills
  • Avoidance of talking about your previous company  and comparing with your present one
  • How to create and manage your information and intelligence centres
  • Creating and managing your own task force
  • How to sell your ideas successfully to your superiors and making lasting impressions
  • How to manage a difficult boss
  • Importance of punctuality, keeping personal and official secrets and contacts management
  • Prioritisation of tasks (How and why) and respecting different cultures and people (esp. your subordinates)
  • How to say “No”
  • Meeting management, email management and learning from past mistakes
  • Power dressing techniques
  • Encountering false rumours and many more

We recommend this book for readers as it would definitely help them to have lasting career success.

Details of this Tamil Book:

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ISBN :978-81-317-2962-5

Book Title :  Velaiyil Munnera Success Formula

Pages : 192

Year Published   2009

Price: Rs. 125.00

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Announcing Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0

Official Google Mobile Blog: Announcing Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0
The first phone to have Google Maps Navigation and Android 2.0 is the Droid from Verizon. Google Maps Navigation is initially available in the United States. And like other Google Maps features, Navigation is free.
Here are seven features that are possible because Google Maps Navigation is connected to the Internet:

The most recent map and business data
When you use Google Maps Navigation, your phone automatically gets the most up-to-date maps and business listings from Google Maps — you never need to buy map upgrades or update your device. And this data is continuously improving, thanks to users who report maps issues and businesses who activate their listings with Google Local Business Center.

Search in plain English
Google Maps Navigation brings the speed, power and simplicity of Google search to your car. If you don't know the address you're looking for, don't worry. Simply enter the name of a business, a landmark or just about anything into the search box, and Google will find it for you. Then press "Navigate", and you're on your way.

Search by voice
Typing on a phone can be difficult, especially in the car, so with Google Maps Navigation, you can say your destination instead. Hold down the search button to activate voice search, then tell your phone what you want to do (like "Navigate to Pike Place in Seattle"), and navigation will start automatically.

Traffic view
Google Maps Navigation gets live traffic data over the Internet. A traffic indicator light in the corner of the screen glows green, yellow or red, depending on the current traffic conditions along your route. If there's a jam ahead of you, you'll know. To get more details, tap the light to zoom out to an aerial view showing traffic speeds and incidents ahead. And if the traffic doesn't look good, you can choose an alternate route.

Search along route
For those times when you're already on the road and need to find a business, Google Maps Navigation searches along your route to give you results that won't take you far from your path. You can search for a specific business by name or by type, or you can turn on popular layers, such as gas stations, restaurants or parking.

Satellite view
Google Maps Navigation uses the same satellite imagery as Google Maps on the desktop to help you get to your destination. Turn on the satellite layer for a high-resolution, 3D view of your upcoming route. Besides looking cool, satellite view can help you make sense of complicated maneuvers.

Street View
If you want to know what your next turn looks like, double-tap the map to zoom into Street View, which shows the turn as you'll see it, with your route overlaid. And since locating an address can sometimes be tricky, we'll show you a picture of your destination as you approach the end of your route, so you'll know exactly what to look for.

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Use Google Voice with your existing number

Official Google Blog: Use Google Voice with your existing number
not everyone wants to switch to a new phone number, so it made sense for us to create a lighter version of Google Voice for people who are willing to trade some features for the ability to use their existing numbers.

We're excited to announce that you now have the choice to get Google Voice with your existing mobile number OR with a Google number.

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Nifty will find its first support at the 4,900 level and the second support at the 4,750 level : Nirmal Bang


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You can’t attach value to certain things. Most of the so called research reports  available are useless. But we rate research news letter published by Nirmal Bang  as excellent. Their advices are prudent and timely. Samples are published below.




Over the next fortnight, the Nifty will find its first support at the 4,900 level and the second support at the 4,750 level. On the upper side, it has resistance at the 5,200 level. It will remain range-bound between these levels. Due to selling pressure by FIIs, traders should avoid taking positions on upper levels.

In the banking pack, the stocks of State Bank of India and Axis Bank are looking good. Sectorally speaking, the cement sector is looking weak and is best avoided. However, some individual stocks are looking good at their current levels and can be bought at declines for investment purposes.
Among them are SRF Ltd (LTP: Rs 206.60), Jindal
Saw Ltd (LTP: Rs 801.9), Aurobindo Pharma Ltd(LTP: Rs 822.10), Amara Raja Batteries Ltd (LTP:
Rs 158.15), Castrol India Ltd (LTP: Rs 575.35) andTorrent Power Ltd (LTP: Rs 306.15).

Beyond Market – Nirmal Bang’s Research Report

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Online ICICI bank netbanking password generation

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Previously If you forgot your net banking password,  you need to visit the branch with a written request to reset password. It may take 15-30 days to get the passwords.  Now ICICI Bank has introduced a facility to quickly generate both the passwords.

1. Visit this page and give your User ID and Mobile No.  

On successful authentication, a unique 6-digit number will be sent to your registered mobile number. Validity of the number is only for 24 hours.

2. Then call 24 hours ICICI Bank Customer care

  • Select option 1 for Bank accounts & enter 16-digit Card number and its 4 digit PIN to clear card authentication
  • Select option 2-2-1-1 and enter unique 6 digit number received from ICICI Bank by SMS
  • Create 8 digit activation code (one time password) of your choice

    Then Login with User ID & One time password created on IVR



    1. This facility is currently available only for Savings Account Holders excluding Wealth Management/Global Private Clients & NRI customers. We will soon make this facility available to all Saving Account Holders of ICICI Bank.
    2. This facility is available only for accounts registered for mobile banking. To Add/Update your Mobile Number please visit your nearest ICICI Bank branch.
    3. To generate a transaction password, log in to and select 'Service Request' option at the left and click on link 'Online Password Generation'.

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  • Activate ICICI Bank’s iMobile and Get Free Movie Vouchers

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    iMobile is a small software called Rich Client Based Application, that is downloaded on your mobile phone. When installed on your phone, it embeds the ICICI Mobile Banking option on your phone menu. The application covers Savings Bank, Demat, Credit Card and Loan accounts. We continually add services on the application which are made available through an upgrade link available within it.You can pay your utility bills and insurance premium through this facility. Place service requests and access the help menu for further information on your mobile. ICICI Bank offers this facility free of charge to customers.

    If you are a ICICI Bank Customer, then activate  imobile application before 30.11.2009, by sending SMS “IMOBILE” from your registered mobile No. to  5676766 and get a FREE Rs.100 worth “Book My show “ movie voucher.

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    Top 10 Youngest Internet Millionaires

    Internet has proved to be a good place of investment for many entrepreneurs, young and old. Some of the young entrepreneurs have earned huge success in their projects and have become millionaires at an early age.

    This list includes 10 such young entrepreneurs who have become millionaires on the internet.

    10) Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith

    Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith Tagged Inc. co-founded

    Age: 28 years old
    Project: Tagged
    Wealth: $45 million

    Tagged Inc. was co-founded by Harvard graduates and entrepreneurs Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith. was launched in October 2004 by Tagged Inc. and is privately is a social networking site founded in 2004. Tagged is the subject of numerous customer complaints for sending deceptive bulk mail and is regarded as a phishing and spamming site and an "E-mail scam" by consumer anti-fraud advocates. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States

    9 Jake Nickell

    Threadless Co-founders Jake Nickell

    Age: 28 years old
    Project: Threadless
    Wealth: $50 million

    Threadless is a community-centered online apparel store run by skinnyCorp of Chicago, Illinois, since 2000. Co-founders Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart started the company with $1,000 in seed money after entering an Internet t-shirt design contest.

    Members of the Threadless community submit t-shirt designs online; the designs are then put to a public vote. A small percentage of submitted designs are selected for printing and sold through an online store. Creators of the winning designs receive a prize of cash and store credit.

    8 Alexander Levin

    ImageShack Co.founder Alexander Levin

    Age: 23 years old
    Project: ImageShack
    Wealth: $56 million

    ImageShack is an image hosting website on the Internet. ImageShack has a subscription service, but the majority of their revenue is produced from advertising related to their free image hosting. The Alexa ranking as of September 25, 2007 is one of the top 40's. According to Nielsen//NetRatings, ImageShack was the fourth fastest growing web brand in July, 2006.

    7 John Vechey

    PopCap Games Co-founder John Vechey

    Age: 28 years old
    Project: PopCap Games
    Wealth: $60 million

    PopCap Games is a leading American casual game developer and publisher, based in Seattle, Washington, United States. It was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian Fiete and Jason Kapalka, and currently employs more than 180 people. Most of Popcap's games can be played free in a limited form, with the full version available for a fee.

    PopCap's flagship title Bejeweled has sold more than 25 million units across all major platforms. PopCap games are available for Web, PC and Mac, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, cell-phones, PDAs, iPod Classic, iPhone/Touch and other mobile devices.

    6) Angelo Sotira

    DeviantArt Co-founder Angelo Sotira

    Age: 26 years old
    Project: DeviantART
    Wealth: $75 million

    DeviantArt (official typeset as deviantART; commonly abbreviated as dA) is an American online community with worldwide appeal showcasing various forms of user-made artwork. It was first launched on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens, Angelo Sotira and others. DeviantArt, Inc. is headquartered in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States. As of May 2009[update] the site consists of over 10 million members, over 81 million submissions, and receives around 105,000 submissions per day. The domain attracted at least 36 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a study.

    DeviantArt aims to provide a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss works. Works are organized in a comprehensive category structure, including photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking, skins for applications and others, along with extensive downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photography. "Fella," a small robotic cat character, is the official DeviantArt mascot.

    5) Andrew Michael

    Fast Hosts founder Andrew Michael

    Age: 29 years old
    Project: Fast Hosts
    Wealth: $110 million

    4) Blake Ross and David Hyatt

    Mozilla firefox project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross.

    Age: 22 years old
    Project: Mozilla
    Wealth: $120 million

    Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox has 22.98% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of August 2009[update], making it the second most popular browser in terms of current use worldwide after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has 66.97%.

    To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

    Latest Firefox features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (aka "geolocation") based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations. Functions can be added through add-ons, created by third-party developers, of which there is a wide selection, a feature that has attracted many of Firefox's users.

    Firefox runs on various versions of Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and many other Unix-like operating systems. Its current stable release is version 3.5.3, released on September 9, 2009[update]. Firefox's source code is free software, released under a tri-license GNU GPL/GNU LGPL/MPL

    3) Chad Hurley

    Chad Hurley co-founder and Chief Executive Officer youtube

    Age: 30 years old
    Project: YouTube
    Wealth: $300 million

    Chad Meredith Hurley (born 1976) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the popular San Bruno, California-based video sharing website YouTube. In June 2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0's "50 People Who Matter Now" list. In October 2006 he sold YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google.

    Hurley worked in eBay's PayPal division—one of his tasks involved designing the original PayPal logo before starting YouTube with fellow PayPal colleagues Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.

    Hurley is a user interface expert and was primarily responsible for the tagging and video sharing aspects of YouTube

    2) Andrew Gower

    Andrew Christopher Gower is a British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd

    Age: 28 years old
    Project: Runescape
    Wealth: $650 million

    Andrew Christopher Gower (born 2 December 1978) is a British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd, the company he founded with Paul Gower and Constant Tedder. He is noted for writing MMORPG RuneScape, with the assistance of his brother, Paul Gower and also a lead developer.

    Jagex Games Studio (or Jagex Ltd./Jagex Software/JAGeX) is a producer of online computer games based in Cambridge, UK. It is best known for the three versions of its RuneScape MMO, as well as for having produced the FunOrb games site and developing the 'to be released' MechScape MMO. Jagex has over 350 employees, with all content development, management, and customer support provided 'in house'.

    The company produces games exclusively written using the Java language, its name standing for "JAva Gaming EXperts". It has received a number of awards for its achievements and is one of the highest profile developers in the UK.

    1) Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg Facebook Founder

    Age: 23 years old
    Project: Facebook
    Wealth: $700 million

    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. As a Harvard student, he created the online social website Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Facebook is a social networking site popular worldwide. Zuckerberg serves as Facebook's CEO. He has been the subject of controversy for the origins of his business and his wealth.

    Time Magazine added Zuckerberg as one of The World's Most Influential People of 2008. He fell under the Scientists & Thinkers category for his web phenomenon, Facebook, and ranked 52 out of 101 people.

    BSE to modify F&O contracts to improve liquidity

    In response to inputs from market players and to improve liquidity in the F&O segment, the BSE  has decided to change the expiry day of all monthly index futures and options from last Thursday of the month to the third-last Thursday of the month. Also, the expiry cycle of all weekly options contracts will be changed from Monday-Friday to Friday-Thursday. This means the expiry will be on Thursday instead of Friday. The new cycle is expected to give a longer life to contracts. BSE is also introducing fortnightly contracts from next month.

    News Reports

    14 attractive stock ideas by IndiaInfoline

    Target Corporation

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    India Infoline has come out with 14 attractive stock ideas for this Dewali.

    Ahluwalia Contracts India  214

    Gayatri Projects  445

    Anant Raj Industries 178

    Infotech Enterprises 306

    Bank of Baroda 592

    KPIT Cummins Infosystems 107

    Canara Bank 446

    Lakshmi Energy & Foods 152

    Ceat Ltd 225

    Sanghvi Movers 228

    Consolidated Construction Consortium  397

    Suzlon Energy 107

    Dhampur Sugar Mills 141

    3i Infotech

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    Buy Zydus Wellness : Good Long term pick

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    BSE CODE : 531335

    Market Cap   734.95cr  * EPS (TTM) 8.70 * P/E  21.6

    Strong brands in fast-growing niche segments: Zydus Wellness owns strong brands Nutralite (34% of turnover), Sugar Free (39% of turnover) and EverYuth (26% of turnover) that have literal dominance in their fast growing categories. While Nutralite has a market share of 75% in the margarine (a low-cholesterol butter substitute) market, its sales have doubled in the past three years, in line with the trend in the category. Similarly, both Sugar Free, with an 82% market share in the low-calorie sugar substitute space, and EverYuth, with its stronghold in the facial peel off, scrub and face wash categories of speciality skin care products, have grown at a CAGR of 25% over the same period.

    At an inflexion point: Given the proliferation of the lifestyle diseases, mainly those related to heart and diabetes, and the increasing awareness regarding health and fitness, Zydus Wellness? product basket has the potential to sustain a high growth in the medium to long term.

    Healthy return ratios and free cash flows: Zydus Wellness is a debt-free company with free cash of Rs72 crore on its books. It runs the business on advance collection terms from distributors and customers. This implies minimal working capital blockage and zero bad debt risk. Given the strong internal accruals, the company will not require any equity or debt financing to sustain its organic growth and will be able to pay good dividends on a recurring basis. Like most of the sound FMCG companies, Zydus Wellness has strong return ratios with its RoE and RoCE exceeding 40% and 60% respectively.

    Attractive valuations: The stock is trading at 20.4x its FY2010E earnings and 15.7x its FY2011E earnings and appears attractively priced at these valuations, considering the company’s sound business proposition, strong financials and the prospect of sustainable high growth over the next few years.

    With inputs from Sharekhan

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    Revision of tariff for BSNL’s India Golden 50

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    India Golden 50

    Local & STD call to any network (Mobile/Fixed) @ Rs.0.50/Min and Local & National SMS to any network @ Rs.0.50/SMS.

    New STV : Rs.99

    India Golden 50 plus

    Local & STD call to Own Network (Mobile/Fixed) @ Rs.0.50/Min and Local & STD call to Other Network (Mobile/Fixed) @ Rs.0.75/Min.

    New STV : Rs.49

    b) Service tax & Educational cess @ 10.30% has been included in the MRP.

    c) The above STVs will be applicable in all 2G and 3G prepaid plans.

    d) The talk value with the STV is “NIL” . The validity of above STVs will be 30 days.

    2. The above tariff for STVs will be implemented with effect from 15.10.2009 .

    Source : BSNL

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    Clubbing of settlements on account of Muhurat trading

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    This is to inform you that shares bought on October 16, 2009 should not be sold on October 17, 2009 as trades done on both these days will be settled together on October 21, 2009, since there is no settlement due to special trading session of Muhurat trading.

    Also, please note that the pay-in schedule has changed for stocks sold on October 16, 2009 and October 17, 2009 to 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. respectively.

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    New in Labs: Got the wrong Bob?

    Official Gmail Blog: New in Labs: Got the wrong Bob?
    When's the last time you got an email from a stranger asking, "Are you sure you meant to send this to me?" and promptly realized that you didn't? Sometimes these little mistakes are actually quite painful. Hate mail about your boss to your boss? Personal info to some random guy named Bob instead of Bob the HR rep? Doh!

    "Got the wrong Bob?" is a new Labs feature aimed at sparing you this kind of embarrassment. Turn it on from the Labs tab under Gmail Settings, and based on the groups of people you email most often, Gmail will try to identify when you've accidentally included the wrong person — before it's too late.

    If you normally email Bob Smith together with Tim and Angela, but this time you added Bob Jones instead, we'll warn you that it might be a mistake. Note that this only works if you're emailing more than two people at once.

    While we were at it, we also changed the name of "Suggest more recipients" to "Don't forget Bob" — the two related Labs features just kind of went together better this way.

    If you want to test "Got the wrong Bob?" out, try faking a mistake like this:
    1) Think of three people you often email together.
    2) Compose a message to two of them.
    3) Start typing the third member of the group (for help you can use one of the people we suggest in "Don't forget Bob"), but then auto-complete on the wrong name.

    - Gmail Blog

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    BSE, NSE Muhurat Trading 2009

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    NSE and BSE will have special trading sessions for Diwali Muhurat Trading on Saturday, 17th October 2009. This session will be held from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm on Diwali Laxmi Puja day.

    Market Opens - 6.15 p.m.
    Market Closes - 7.15 p.m.

    Post Closing for NSE starts - 7.35 p.m.
    Post Closing for NSE ends - 7.45 p.m.

    Post Closing for BSE starts - 7.25 p.m.
    Post Closing for BSE ends - 7.45 p.m.

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    Pressmart Introduces 'ePortal' - ePublishing Solution

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    Pressmart ( today announced the launch of a new SaaS, pay-as-you-go hosted Web CMS product ePortal ( to complement its suite of powerful ePublishing solutions.

    Pressmart ePortal lets Publishers create and manage their news portals easily for a low monthly fee. Unlike a licensed product, it is an on demand service wherein Publishers simply choose the features they want and pay only for what is used. It offers a robust CMS, Web 2.0 interface, Cloud Hosting, Advanced Archiving, Content Caching, Web & Mobile delivery as well as add-ons such as Social Network, Classifieds, Analytics, Ads and Subscriptions.

    "Online publishing is a dynamic space. Things change everyday. To choose the right product, a reliable vendor and to keep pace with new and emerging technologies can be stressful and complicated." Sanjiv Gupta, Founder and CEO of Pressmart, said.

    ePortal is designed as a simple and intuitive service. Publishers simply sign up, choose their preferred modules and get started rapidly. Our aim is to ensure our customers remain ahead of the technology curve, with minimum investment." added Sanjiv.

    What differentiates Pressmart is that it extends a host of monetization and reporting tools such as Paid Subscriptions, Ad Management, Analytics, and Search Engine Friendly Content to Publishers.

    “Pressmart ePortal is built around the Publisher’s strategy. For example, if a Publisher finds 'Video' is en vogue, 'Classifieds' is a money-maker or 'iPhone' is a key delivery channel, they can simply choose the options and voila, in a matter of few hours they are up and running with a news portal." said Navneet Taori, Head of Product Strategy and Business Development, Pressmart.

    Publishers simply drag and drop feature they need. There is no upfront cost, no learning curve and zero ROI risk. Navneet adds. For an enterprise to grow it is important to keep the audience engaged with constant innovation and new customer centric features. Our goal is to continuously innovate and develop ePortal into a natural destination for online publishing." Sanjiv added.

    One of the early adopters, a beta customer of Pressmart ePortal, Paul Luckman, Publisher and CEO of The Portugal News, the largest English-language Weekly Newspaper in Portugal said “It’s a much-needed, much-awaited service and I highly recommend it to Publishers who believe they are in the business of content and audience development and not Information Technology.”

    - News report

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    Suzlon completes blade retrofit program

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    Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL) announced the completion of its worldwide program to strengthen and reinforce all Suzlon blades of the V2 type on its S88 – 2.1 MW turbine fleet.

    Instances of blade cracks were first discovered in late 2007 during the operation of some of Suzlon’s S88 wind turbines in the United States. Suzlon responded immediately and launched a detailed root cause analysis and identification process, followed by extensive testing of the solution and a comprehensive retrofit operation to safeguard and enhance 1,251 (or 417 sets) of S88-V2 blades around the world – a commitment of approximately USD 100 million, already provided in FY2008-09.

    Said Mr. Andy Cukurs, Chief Executive Officer of Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation: “We are happy to report the completion of the program in September, 2009. In parallel with strengthening the S88-V2 blades, Suzlon also introduced the next-generation S88-V3, which is consistently delivering and exceeding performance standards at wind farms around the world. Speaking on successful completion of the S88 type certification with the modified blade design, about the testing protocol applied Christian Nath, Vice President - Germanischer Lloyd, said: “Analysis that implies the effect of 3-D loading and design was used for the verification of the modified blade design. Testing beyond the normal scope of IEC 61400-23 was applied to prove the design’s feasibility."

    - News Report

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    Indiabulls Power — IPO: Avoid

    Indiabuls Power Ltd. has entered the capital markets with an issue of 33.98 Crore shares of Rs. 10 each at a price band of Rs. 40-45 per share.The company is currently in the process of setting up its power plants and there will not be a any single rupee income for atleast next 2-3 years. In view of NHPC and Adani Power’s performance in the bourses, we recommend Avoid. It is not worth investing and no meaning in spending more time on reviewing this issue.  

    SAIL is a short-term Buy

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    SAIL is a short term buy. Chart patterns and indicators points to a shot term rally.


    India Infoline in it’s weekly wrap recommends buying of Yes bank and India Bulls Real Estates. Despite the weak global cues, we expect the market would move past and stay above 5050 .

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    Keeping Your Blog Secure

    Keeping Your Blog Secure

    While October is to many a month of candy and costumes, it also happens to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the U.S. In that spirit, we thought we'd take a minute to look at a few different things you can do to make sure both your content and account are secure on Blogger.

    Third Party Code

    Adding site counters, templates, and other third-party code to your blog can be a great way to add some flare to your content, but can also leave your blog vulnerable to malicious activity if you aren't familiar with its source.

    Over the years we've seen a number of third party scripts disguise themselves as helpful add-ons, when in fact they are performing a malicious operation behind the scenes. For example, a site counter widget may indeed be providing your blog with helpful tracking data, but at the same time may also be discreetly sending that information to advertisers for the purpose of collecting the online habits of your readers. A blog template you downloaded from a third party site might include pop-up ads or links to dangerous sites that install malware on visitor's computers.

    The good news though is that most of the add-ons you will run across are perfectly legitimate. To protect yourself from the small minority of add-ons that are nefarious we've put together a few tips to keep in mind when adding third party code to your blog:

    Take a moment to review the code and look for anything that seems out of place. For example, if you are adding a weather gadget to your blog and in the code notice that there are links pointing to unrelated sites, take that as a red flag and keep searching for another weather gadget.

    Before saving new template code, always preview first. Malicious template designers may sometimes include pop-ups or other unexpected ads in the template code, which will usually be revealed with a quick preview. If anything unexpected shows up in the preview, go ahead and discard the new code by clicking Clear Edits.

    Backup your template! Whenever making significant changes to your blog's template, it's always a good idea to backup your content beforehand just in case you need to reverse changes.

    You can easily do this from the Layout | Edit HTML tab by clicking the Download Full Template link and saving the .XML file to your hard drive. You'll then be able to revert back to this downloaded version by clicking the Upload button, also right under the Layout | Edit HTML tab.

    Look first to 'trusted' code repositories for a new template or widget. There are probably thousands of places across the web where you can find widget and template code, but it may be helpful to first check out some of the more widely known and trusted sources.


    Finally we thought it's worth touching on another security area which has proven problematic for some bloggers in the past, and that is your blog's Permissions settings.

    Almost every day our support team receives reports from users who've been locked out of their own blog, as the result of giving admin privileges to an unfamiliar blogger. Remember, you can always add more authors to your blog, but only extend admin privileges if you absolutely trust the person.

    For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please check page as well as the security series on the Official Google blog.
    Blogger Buzz: Keeping Your Blog Secure

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    Bonuses on LIC policies received after March,2011 are taxable: Revenue Secy

    Revenue Secretary PV Bhide today indicated that bonus amounts received on maturity of LIC policies will be liable to tax. "The broad principle is whatever has accrued by March 31 will remain with you as benefit. But that does not apply to bonuses paid after that."

    This would lower the yield of all insurance policies maturing after March,2011.

    YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2009 when...

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    1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
    2 You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
    3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
    4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
    5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
    6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
    7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
    8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
    10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
    11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
    12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
    13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
    14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
    15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list * AND NOW YOU ARE LAUGHING *at yourself.

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    Infosys Technologies Ltd (Infosys) : Quarterly Result Update

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    Infosys Technologies Ltd (Infosys) Q2 FY10 result was above its guidance. Infosys reported EPS of Rs.26.83 in Q2 FY10 which was significantly higher than its guidance of Rs23.67-24.09 and also beat the market expectations.
    Revenues increased 2.1% QoQ in Rupee terms and 2.9% QoQ in dollar term signalling sign of recovery in the demand.
    EBITDA margin improved to 34.6% (+47 bps QoQ) driven by strong performance at the top line. However, net margin declined 33 bps QoQ to 27.6% in Q2 FY10 on account of lower other income which declined 12.3% QoQ during the quarter. Other income declined due to lower interest income on deposits with
    banks and other institutions.

    At current price of Rs.2211 Infosys is trading at PE multiple of 22.1 for FY10E estimated EPS of Rs.100, which we believe Infosys is fairly valued at current price levels. However, we can see a strong upside going forward if the demand environment recovers significantly and rupee depreciates against the US dollar.

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    Joke of the Day : US President Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

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    US President Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" as per the Nobel committee. The first black US President had won his electoral votes last year on the plans of withdrawing US troops from Iraq by 2011 while increasing focus on an eight-year conflict in Afghanistan. Obama is the third sitting US President to be awarded the prize, following Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson in 1919 and Jimmy Carter in 2002.

    We congratulate the Nobel Prize Committee for not choosing Mr.Obama in any other categories. We at investchips, expected the Committee would choose Mr.Obama as winner in multiple categories including Economics, Medicine and Literature for inventing a slogan “we can change” and giving HOPE to everybody that too freely.     

    We don’t want to hurt the feelings of other really worthy Nobel winners and their family. We strongly believe that Mr. Obama has achieved worthwhile to make him eligible for Golden Raspberry Awards , nothing more.

    God Bless the Nobel Peace committee.  Long Live Obama.  

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    Accumulate ITC and Hindustan Unilever

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    For the past one week or so, the delivery volume of ITC and Hindustan Unilever was unusually very high. Charts indicate positive momentum. Strong buy for medium term.

    Our call on Indian telecom companies proved to be correct. Market slaughtered these companies. But today a leaked information may arrest the further fall. Soon we may receive buy calls from analysts. But in short to medium term, we are very negative on Indian telecom players.

    We could not comprehend why Citi Group is slowly selling it’s stake in Polaris. Though we are positive on both Polaris and 3iInfotech, Management of Polaris should share it’s view and likely implication of this stake sale.      

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    October 13th 2009 – Trading Holiday : NSE & BSE

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    In view of the General Assembly Elections in Maharashtra, the Government of Maharashtra has declared the day of Polling i.e Tuesday, October 13, 2009 a Public Holiday in the State under section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Accordingly, both the exchanges will also observe Tuesday, October 13, 2009 as a Holiday. A notice is also being issued to all trading members declaring Tuesday, October 13, 2009 as a trading holiday.

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    2010 Google India Women in Engineering Award: Rs.1 lakh cash prize

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    As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, Google pleased to announce the 2010 Google India Women in Engineering Award, to recognize and reward deserving women students in Computer Science and related majors, and inspire them to become active participants and leaders in creating technology. The awards are based on the candidates' academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female undergraduate, graduate and PhD student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The award recipients will receive a cash prize of INR 100000.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates must:

    • Be enrolled as a full time student in a recognized Indian institution.
    • Be in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related majors.
    • Maintain a cumulative CGPA of at least 4.0 on a 5.0 scale, 8.0 on a 10.0 scale or equivalent in their current program.
    • Be enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd or final year if applying when in their bachelor’s degree, 1st or 2nd year if they are applying when in their master’s degree or are PhDs students in a related field.


    How to Apply

    Each applicant will be required to submit the following:

    • A detailed resume
    • Two essays on given topics (from a choice of four)

    For further details, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section.

    If you have satisfied all of the eligibility criteria please apply though the Apply Online link.

    RCOM launches ‘Simply Reliance Plan’ for all services

    To All My Friends - I Won't Have a Cell Phone ...

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    Reliance Communications (RCom) today unveiled a new tariff structure CALLED AS “SIMPLY RELIANCE” offering a flat 50 paise per minute tariff for conventional services including local, STD, local SMS, international SMS, incoming roaming and outgoing roaming.

    The offer is available over the GSM as well as CDMA platform and covers prepaid as well as postpaid subscribers in all circles( entire India) . The plan is valid for all 24 hours and includes calls made to other networks as well. For prepaid subscribers the plan is available without any additional monthly rental. Existing and new subscribers need to purchase one time special tariff voucher priced at Rs 48 to avail this plan. The voucher is valid for lifetime. For postpaid subscribers, the new tariff is available for monthly subscription fee of Rs.99.

    Good scheme for existing reliance pre paid subscribers . But past history of reliance inhibit us to make a switch. Risk takers can buy. We don’t understand the reason why post paid customers should pay a monthly rental of Rs.99.

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    AdSense for Mobile optimized for high-end phones

    Official Google Blog: AdSense for Mobile optimized for high-end phones: "Today, we're excited to announce a new feature for our AdSense mobile publishers that enables them to serve text and image ads on their sites — specifically on these high-end smartphones."

    As more and more Netizens are using their mobile to access web, Google Adsense now introduced tools to serve text and image advertisements optimized for high end smart phones.

    Because these devices offer a browsing experience that is similar to desktop computers, advertising on smartphones is a natural extension for any AdWords campaign. However, it's not always been easy for advertisers to reach people on smartphones. That's why we're investing in new high-end mobile advertising products such as our search ad options for high-end phones and AdSense for mobile applications. We hope to make advertising on high-end mobile devices as intuitive, effective and user-friendly as our existing AdWords tools.

    Today, we're excited to announce a new feature for our AdSense mobile publishers that enables them to serve text and image ads on their sites — specifically on these high-end smartphones. This helps mobile publishers earn revenue and fund more mobile-specific sites and web content.

    New features like this help to nurture the smartphone ecosystem by encouraging the creation of more mobile content and by helping advertisers to grow their businesses by reaching new audiences. Our users' experience is also improved, with increasingly relevant and device-optimized mobile ads that load faster and fit better on small screens.

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    Long term investors should exit from Telecom stocks

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    Indian Telecom sector seems to be following the foot steps of India Reality counterparts. Things are moving very fast and all indicators points impending cannibalism. First time in the history of Indian Telecom sector, ARU (Average Revenue per User) falls below Rs.200. Voice services are no longer remunerative. Number portability would put more pressure on profitability on existing players. 3G services may not see the day light in the near future. Raja may not be the King in this time. TRAI may advice all the players to offer “ per second billing” to it’s customers. This alone shave 20% of voice call profitability. This time lobbying may not help one or two companies alone or rescue laggards.

    We advice long-term investors  to exit Indian Telecom stocks including Bharathi and RCOM. Difficult times ahead.

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    Google India Home Page on Mahatma’s Birthday



    See the Google India’s Home page.

    Buy Ahluwalia Contracts India : India Infoline

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    Based on the order book and dependence on real estate sector, India Infoline recommends investment buying of Ahluwalia Contracts India Ltd., Target price Rs.214.

    It also recommends buying of IDFC for a target of Rs.172-Rs.175 based on technical analysis. For full report please click here.

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    Only 5 free OTHER BANK ATM cash transactions/month : ICICI Bank

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    Much touted unlimited free cash transactions from any bank’s ATMs came to an end.


    ICICI Bank recently announced that only Savings A/c holders are eligible for free other bank’s ATM transactions. Only 5 free cash withdrawal/ per month is allowed that too a maximum withdrawal limit of Rs.10000 at a time. No minimum limit. These guidelines are effective from 15.11.2009. 

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