Saturday, March 9, 2013

NTR- Won CNN-IBN- Greatest Actor Award -Survey Reveals

On the eve of celebrating 100 years (Dadasaheb Phalke’s ‘Raja Harishchandra’ in 1913) cinema this year CNN IBN channel conducted survey poll on Greatest Actor, Actress,Director, Film and Music Composer of all generations. This is to know pulse of the people throughout the country. The following are the results:

 Late Telugu actor and former Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) has been named the greatest Indian actor of all time, while Sridevi was voted the best actress, in a CNN-IBN Poll survey conducted in celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema.

NTR garnered 53 percent of total votes, while actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan amassed 44 percent of rest of the votes. Southern actors Rajkumar and Mohanlal shared one percent votes each, and the rest of the actors got less than a percent of votes.

Bollywood diva Sridevi, who recently made a comeback with "English Vinglish", garnered 39 percent votes to be adjudged the best actress, while Madhuri Dixit and Savithri finished second and third respectively with 16 and 12 percent votes.

Aishwarya Rai, Saroja Devi, Madhubala and Smita Patil finished with eight, six, four and three percent votes, respectively, and others on the list ended up with very few votes.

Mani Ratnam's Tamil action-drama "Nayagan", starring Kamal Haasan won 42 percent of votes to be named India's greatest film of all time, and Ramesh Sippy's "Sholay" finished second with 29 percent.

"Swayamvaram" received six percent votes, while "Mughal-e-Azam" and "Pather Panchali" had five percent votes respectively.

Among the directors, Mani Ratnam was adjudged India's greatest director of all time with 29 percent.

Tamil director K. Balachander finished second with 18 percent, while Satyajit Ray finished third with 14 percent and Tamil director S. Shankar came fourth with nine percent.

Music maestro Illayaraja garnered 49 percent votes to be named India's greatest music composer. Oscar-winner A.R Rahman took the second spot with 29 percent.

Singer-composer S.P Balasubramanyam finished third with seven percent, while late R.D Burman garnered four percent votes.

Many surprised after seeing the results. It seems that south (Tollywood Kollywood) dominated the north (Bollywood) in all categories.  When compared to North people in south have very much interest in movies. There is no surprise in electing NTR as the greatest ever Actor. 

Like in politics he sweeps others in his category. He is not just an actor  like other big heroes in INDIA, But also he was a Successful Director, Successful Producer, Successful Screenplay writer, Successful Story writer, and a Most Loveable  Cheif Minister of Andhra Pradesh. 

 He demised almost 16 years back. But he always remains in the hearts of Telugu People. It’s also surprised that why Big B Amitab not included in the list. All of them in the list have contributed for the development of Indian cinema. Long live Indian Cinema.

Rankings in various categories conducted by CNN- IBN

The below video is  from the movie Yamadonga, Hero NTR Junior, (Grandson of NTR)...

About - CNN- IBN - Channel 
Since inception, CNN-IBN has won the best English News Channel award several times. Indian Television Academy Awards ('06, '07, '08 & ‘09), News Television Awards ('07, '08, & ‘10), Indian Telly Awards '07 and Asia Brand Congress '08. CNN-IBN also won the prestigious Asian Television Award in the category of ‘Best News Programme’ for its counting day coverage during the General Elections 2009.

CNN-IBN is the leader in the English News television space in the country.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Indian Railway Budget- 2013- Highlights- Important News

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal arrives in Parliament to present his maiden budget. 
Indian Railway Minister concludes his budget speech
67 new express trains to be introduced; 27 passenger trains, 8 DEMUs
Opposition disrupts Rail Budget speech over new train announcements
  1. Operating ratio of 88.8 percent achieved
  2. Dividend reduced from 5 to 4 percent
  3. Electrification of 1,200 km to be completed this year
  4. 72 additional suburban services in Mumbai and 18 in Kolkata
  5. An independent Rail Tariff Authority has been formalised
  6. Dynamic fuel adjustment component to be introduced on freight rates from April one, that will result in less than five per cent increase in rates
  7. Diesel price hike added Rs 3,300 crore to fuel bill of Railways
  8. Railway revenues to show a balance of Rs 12,506 crore in 2013-14
  9. Planned investment of Rs 63,363 crore for 2013-14, including Rs 600 crore from PPP route
  10. Operating ratio expected to improve to 87.8 per cent in 2013-14 from 88.8 per cent in the current fiscal
  11. 5.2 per cent growth in passenger traffic expected in 2013-14
  12. Railway hopes to end 2013-14 with a balance of Rs 12,506 crore
  13. Rs.100 crore for improving stations in New Delhi
  14. Railways to set up a Debt Service Fund
  15. Freight earning to grow by 9 per cent to Rs 93,554 crore.
  16. Freight target fixed at 1,047 MT for 2013-14, 40 MT over the current year
Marginal increase in cancellation, reservation charges
No fresh hike in passenger fares
  • Modest 5-6% hike in passenger fares will add to corpus, and translate into better amenities
  • Rs 3,000 crore loan from Finance Ministry re-paid with interest by Railways this financial year.
  • Indian Railway Institute for Financial Management to be set up at Secunderabad to train rail officers on a regular basis
  • Railway Energy Management Company to be set up to harness solar and wind energy
  • 47,000 vacancies for weaker sections and physically challenged to be filled up soon
  • New coach manufacturing and maintenance facilities to be set up in various places including Rae Bareli, Bhilwara, Sonepat, Kalahandi, Kolar, Palakkad and Pratapgarh
  • Rs 9000 crore investments expected including Rs 3,800 crore in port connectivity and Rs 800 crore in iron ore mines connectivity
  • Allocation of Rs 1,000 crore each made for railway land development authority and railway station development authority.
  • Railways set to enter 1 billion ton freight club of China, Russia and US
  • Common rail-bus ticket to be introduced for Katra-Vaishnodevi pilgrims
  • New train Azadi Express to places linked with the freedom struggle to be introduced, fares to be concessional 
  •  Facilities 
  1. Internet booking to be provided from 0030 hours to 2330 hours
  2. Internet booking to be strengthened with next-generation e-ticketing system to eliminate delays
  3. Special A/C coaches ‘Anubhuti’, to be introduced in select Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains to give excellent ambience with commensurate fare
  4. Railways will use Aadhar data base for bookings and validation of passengers
  5. SMS alert service being rolled out shortly to intimate passengers about reservation status
  6. Free wi-fi facility to be provided in select trains
  7. Plan to allow e-ticketing via mobile phones 
 Benefits for the passengers
  1. Railway committed to bring marked change in passenger amenities
  2. Seventeen bridges identified for repair
  3. Smoke and fire detection system envisaged
  4. Fire extinguishers to be kept in guard vans
  5. Aim to eliminate 31,846 level crossings
  6. Identification of 104 stations for upgradation in places with more than one million population and of religious significance
  7. Railways to set up six more Rail Neer bottling plants
  8. 10% reservation for women in RPF
  9. Presence of women in RPF to go up
  10. Plan for elephant corridor safety
  11. Corporate safety plan proposed
  12. Railway safety fund inadequate
  13. Fall in accidents — per million accidents down from .41 to .13
  14. There has been significant drop in train accidents
  15. Rs. 95,000 crore shortfall, meeting this shortfall will mean a paradigm shift
  16. Rs 1 lakh crore to be raised from public-private partnership, Rs 1.05 lakh crore through internal resources in the 12th Plan
  17. 12th Plan railway size to be Rs 5.19 lakh crore, with gross budgetary support of Rs 1.94 lakh crore
  18. Steep increase in input costs have been met with hike in Freight rates: Bansal
  19. Railways powerful vehicle driving the growth of the country: Bansal
  20. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presents his maiden budget in Parliament
  21. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal arrives in Parliament to present his maiden budget.
  22. A day before presenting the budget, Mr. Bansal said that there was a demand for more trains. But he did not disclose whether he would concede it, as his predecessors did.
  23. "The government is for the people. You will have to see the budget from that point of view...," he said at an informal chat with reporters, when asked whether the budget would be people-friendly.

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