Satyam Chairman RamaLinga Raju surrenders before police

Posted in IT with tags , , , on January 9, 2009 by amartadi

Satyam Chairman Rama Linga Raju and his brother Rama Raju surrenders before police on Friday night.

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Posani Krishna Murali Joined Praja Rajam Party

Posted in Andhra politics with tags , , on January 3, 2009 by amartadi

Cine Writer, Actor and Director Posani Krishna Murali joined Praja Rajyam Party today morning.

Nagarjuna’s King Movie Review

Posted in Telugu movie reviews with tags , , , on December 30, 2008 by amartadi

King is a straight and comedy movie. Director Srinu Vaitla entertained the crowd well, especially the comedy tracks of Brahmanandam were excellent.

Actors: Nagarjuna, Trisha, Mamatha Mohan Das, Brahmanandam, Srihari, Venu Madhav, Krishna Bhagavan are in the lead roles..

Music: Devi Sri Prasad

Director: Srinu Vaitla

Chiranjeevi Political Party Office Opening

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 10, 2008 by amartadi

Chiranjeevi Political Party Office Opening Today. The opening was going to start in few minutes ( 01:45 hrs). huge number of fans gathered at Jubile hills road no: 46 by knowing the news that Chiru’s party office was opening now. Pavan kalyan, Naga Babu, Allu Aravind, Hari Ram Jogayya and close associates of chiranjeevi attended this opening cermony.

Chowmahalla Palace

Posted in Places to visit with tags , , , , , , , on July 13, 2008 by amartadi

About Chowmahalla Palace: Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla Palace is renowned for its unique style and elegance, and is a synthesis of many architectural styles and influences. The highlight of the palace is the Grand Khilwat, the Durbar Hall. The sheer magnificence of the place is breath-taking. The Courtyard where parties can be held, is a vast expanse of lush green lawns and picturesque water tanks and fountains. And now for the details of what the Palace Authorities can do to make your party one of the most talked about events in town.

My visit to Chowmahalla Palace: This is a mist visit place for the residents and tourists of Hyderabad. Beautiful Gardens with fountains, Photo Galleries, Collection of Arms and Armour, Interiors used by the Nizams and much more..

Don’t forget to take camera.

Entry fee: Rs. 25 per adult.

Camera charge: Rs. 50

Closed on Friday.

Time required: 3 hrs.

TDP MP Joining Chiranjeevi’s Political Party

Posted in Andhra politics with tags , , , , on July 7, 2008 by amartadi

TDP MP Joining Chiranjeevi’s Political Party : Information from various news sources that TDP MP Rama Chandraiah joining Chiranjeevi’s political party which is yet to be announced by the mega star. Earlier MR. Rama Chandraiah was invited to Chiranjeevi’s house for breakfast.

Meanwhile, when press contacted Mr.Rao about the same, he told that he needs to discuss the future plan of action with his followers and is totally left to them whether to stay back in TDP or to Join in Chirajeevi’s political party.

Indian Railways History

Posted in Railways with tags , , , on July 7, 2008 by amartadi

Indian Railways history :

A plan for a rail system in India was first put forward in 1832, but no further steps were taken for more than a decade. In 1844, the Governor-General of India Lord Hardinge allowed private entrepreneurs to set up a rail system in India. Two new railway companies were created and the East India Company was asked to assist them. Interest from investors in the UK led to the rapid creation of a rail system over the next few years. The first train in India became operational on 22 December 1851, and was used for the hauling of construction material in Roorkee. A year and a half later, on 16 April 1853, the first passenger train service was inaugurated between Bori Bunder, Bombay and Thane. Covering a distance of 34 km (21 miles), it was hauled by three locomotives, Sahib, Sindh and Sultan. This was the formal birth of railways in India.
A view of the Burdwan Railway Station in 1855
A view of the Burdwan Railway Station in 1855

The British government encouraged new railway companies backed by private investors under a scheme that would guarantee an annual return of five percent during the initial years of operation. Once established, the company would be transferred to the government, with the original company retaining operational control. By 1875, about £95 million were invested by British companies in Indian guaranteed railways.[5] The route mileage of this network was about 14,500 km (9,000 miles) by 1880, mostly radiating inward from the three major port cities of Bombay (Mumbai), Madras (Chennai) and Calcutta ( Kolkata). By 1895, India had started building its own locomotives, and in 1896 sent engineers and locomotives to help build the Uganda Railway.
Extent of Great Indian Peninsular Railway network in 1870. The GIPR was one of the largest rail companies at that time.
Extent of Great Indian Peninsular Railway network in 1870. The GIPR was one of the largest rail companies at that time.

Soon various independent kingdoms built their own rail systems and the network spread to the regions that became the modern-day states of Assam, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. A Railway Board was constituted in 1901, but decision-making power was retained by the Viceroy, Lord Curzon. The Railway Board operated under aegis of the Department of Commerce and Industry and had three members: a government railway official serving as chairman, a railway manager from England and an agent of one of the company railways. For the first time in its history, the Railways began to make a tidy profit. In 1907, almost all the rail companies were taken over by the government.

The following year, the first electric locomotive appeared. With the arrival of the First World War, the railways were used to meet the needs of the British outside India. By the end of the First World War, the railways had suffered immensely and were in a poor state. The government took over the management of the Railways and removed the link between the financing of the Railways and other governmental revenues in 1920, a practice that continues to date with a separate railway budget.

The Second World War severely crippled the railways as rolling stock was diverted to the Middle East, and the railway workshops were converted into munitions workshops. At the time of independence in 1947, about 40 per cent of the railways then went to newly-created nation of Pakistan.[3] A total of forty-two separate railway systems, including thirty-two lines owned by the former Indian princely states, were amalgamated as a single unit which was christened as the Indian Railways.

The existing rail networks were abandoned in favour of zones in 1951 and a total of six zones came into being in 1952. As the economy of India improved, almost all railway production units were indigenised. By 1985, steam locomotives were phased out in favour of diesel and electric locomotives. The entire railway reservation system was streamlined with computerisation between 1987 and 1995.

Indian Railways is one of the largest employers in the world. Very few corporate entities, public or private, have a larger workforce.
Original source: Wikipedia