Telangana effect

December 10, 2009

Dawood’s brother Anees shot at in Karachi: Report- Hindustan Times

June 5, 2009

Notorious underworld don, Dawood’s brother Anees Ibrahim has been fatally shot at last night in Karachi according to a TV Report.

He was attacked by a group of armed Baluch men near Al Habib bank ATM in Karachi, and was injured in the ensuing exchange of bullets. Around a dozen bullets were reportedly fired at him. There is no updates on his condition so far.

Anees has been wanted in India for a series of criminal charges including 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

Source: Hindustan

Biggest surprise of Election 2009?

May 14, 2009

Exit Polls- 2009 Lok Sabha Election

May 14, 2009


  • Bihar sees a clean sweep for JDU-BJP Alliance
  • Congress retains dominance in Andhra Pradesh
  • Split in BJP-BJD Alliance, lets Congress through in Orissa
  • Decisive win for BJP in Gujarat
  • Uneven vote distribution results in convincing victory for BJP in Karnataka
  • Neck-and-neck between AIADMK and DMK Front in Tamil Nadu

Alliances Details

4th Front: RJD, LJP, SP, PRP

Exit Poll

Source: NDTV

U.S. Job Losses Not Due to H-1B Visas, Report Says

May 13, 2009

New H-1B visa holders don’t make much of a dent in the U.S. workforce, according to a report by the National Foundation for American Policy.

US lawmakers may be busy putting restrictions on the country’s primary temporary work visa, H-1B, but new H-1B visaholders each year represent just seven in 10,000 civilian workers in the US, according to a report by an American public policy organisation.

As per the report by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), 107,686 new H-1B petitions were approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services in 2008, including those exempt from being included in the H1-B quota of 85,000 visas annually. In comparison, the American civilian labour force stood at 154.6 million in 2008.

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USCIS ended random selection for 2009 H1B visa

May 12, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today conducted the computer-generated random selection processes on H-1B petitions, to select which H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2009 (FY 2009) would continue to full adjudication.  If approved these H-1B petitions will be eligible to receive an H-1B visa number.

USCIS conducted two random selections, first on petitions qualifying for the 20,000 “master’s or higher degree” (advanced degree) exemption, and second on the remaining advance degree petitions together with the general H-1B pool of petitions, for the 65,000 cap.

Reasons why people fail in interviews

May 12, 2009

There are many reasons, why a person fails in an interview, but let us see some of the common ones.

1. Lack of preparation

Of all the reasons, this is the foremost one. It includes carrying improper CV, inappropriate dress code, completely unaware of interview questions and positive answers etc.

2. Casualness

Let us cross the bridge when it comes’ does not apply to interviews. One needs to be geared up 100 per cent before the interview.

3. Failing to understand the job role

This is a typical problem with a few of the candidates. They are completely unaware of what the job requires one to do.

If you are going through a consultant or got an interview call from the company directly, get the job description completely. In the event of responding to walk-in ads in newspaper, if you are not sure about the job description, spend some time on the Internet to know about your role.

4. Lack of skills

A good qualification alone is not sufficient, but host of other skills such as good communications, interpersonal skills, analytical abilities, personality etc. are also vital.

5. No proper focus

During the interview, some candidates lose out, because they are not able to convince the employer about their interest in the position applied for. If you are applying for a job in marketing, stay focused on it.

6. Lack of subject knowledge

Irrespective of you being a fresher or an experienced professional, revisit your subject before going for the interview.

7. Lack of confidence

When the candidate uses too many negative words such as, ‘I am not sure’, ‘May be I can’, etc., it does portray lack of confidence to the employer.

The negative gestures or negative body language plays spoilsport in your selection. Instead use words such as ‘Surely’, ‘I can do it’, ‘It’s challenging but I can do it’ etc.

Source: Rediff