Grim-faced police officers and sheriff’s deputies in Monday night

 Grim-faced police officers and sheriff's deputies in Monday night

Okla News – Grim-faced police officers and sheriff’s deputies guarded darkened intersections here Monday night, their boots crunching on the twisted debris left by a gigantic tornado that ripped apart this suburb of Oklahoma City and left dozens dead, many of them schoolchildren.

Early Tuesday morning, the smell of smoke still hung in the air, a lingering reminder of the numerous fires that broke out during the worst tornado to hit this area since 1999, when 318 mph winds killed 36 people, injured hundreds and caused $1 billion in damage.

“You can’t fathom it unless you put your eyes on it,” said Greg Harmon, 46, chief of the Fairview Fire Department. “We’re seeing foundations that have been completely cleaned, two houses smashed onto each other. You see total destruction on one side of the street and houses on the other that aren’t really touched.”

Fairview is about 120 miles northwest of Moore. Harmon and five other volunteers answered Monday’s call for help. “We wanted to do whatever we could,” Harmon said. “That’s the bottom line.”

Numerous charities also swung into action Monday night, delivering food and water for first responders, but the scale of devastation is enormous.
Portions of picket fences lay scattered carelessly across once-green lawns now covered in mud and chunks of wood. Garage doors have been ripped from their hinges, cars dented by flying debris.

Entire blocks of homes have been erased, reduced to awkward piles of rubble wrapped around cars and trees. In places, toilets sit, gleaming white, amid the muddy debris.

Harmon’s team said they found one refrigerator that had been filled with home insulation — the storm apparently whipped open the door, stuffed it with fiberglass and then blew shut the door again.
Along S.W. 19th Street west of Interstate 35, power lines dangled above sidewalks, and multiple businesses showed major damage, including shattered windows and broken signs.

There was no electrical power throughout the night, and the roar of generators filled the humid night air as occasional flashes of lightning illuminated the sky.

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, dozens of firefighters were picking through the remains of the Plaza Towers Elementary School. Firefighters said they had been told three children were still unaccounted for there. Tossing crumbled bricks and shattered windows aside, firefighters dug down into the school’s wreckage.

“You have your own kids, and you want to find other people’s kids and for it all to be OK,” said firefighter Russ Locke, tearing up. “And sometimes it doesn’t work out like that.”

Few homes in the neighborhood surrounding Plaza Towers had tornado shelters.

All around the school, other rescuers went back time and time again to flattened homes, double-checking, triple-checking.


Yo Yo Honey Singh Face : Punjab government to take action against popular Punjabi rap.

Yo Yo Honey Singh Face : Punjab government to take action against popular Punjabi rap.

Days after the High Court rapped the Punjab government, police in Nawanshahr on Friday booked rapper Honey Singh for singing vulgar song.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had on May 14 directed the Punjab government to take action against popular Punjabi rap.

A Divison Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain had slammed the government for not taking action against the singer so far.

Acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh had said “heads hung in shame” after reading the lyrics of his songs. Emphasising that our “rich culture” is being spoiled by such vulgar songs, the Bench said, “We are proud of our civilization.”

Questioning the silence of the Punjab government, the court had said that Honey Singh “is not a foreigner, he is an Indian. Why can you not take action?” The court referred to Section 294 of the IPC under which a person can be booked for indulging in obscene acts and songs.

The court, on the last date of hearing, had directed Honey Singh to be present in the court on Tuesday. Since summons were not issued to him, he did not appear. However, a large group of youngsters, some to support and others to oppose Honey Singh, were present in the court room. Referring to them, the acting Chief Justice said the youth should boycott singers like Honey Singh who are spoiling the culture. Adjourning the case to July 4, the court ordered that fresh notices be issued to Honey Singh to appear in court.

The court orders came during the hearing of a PIL filed by NGO “HELP”, which had sought a direction to Punjab to create some effective mechanism for curbing the menace of vulgar songs.

History of Rajasthan (rajpoot Mahele)

History of Rajasthan (rajpoot Mahele)

The Indian king HARSHAVARDHAN, who belonged to the vibhuti clan from Haryana, ruled over not only Rajasthan but also India, after his death the rajput came in rajasthan history. Harshvardhan was the first to use the word RAJPUTRA, after this the rulers of the region would refer to themselves as rajput or rajpoot. Parts of Rajasthan belonged to the Indus Valley Civilization between about 3500 and 1750 BCE. Excavations at Kalibanga in Northern Rajasthan have revealed the existence of human settlements of the Harappan times on the banks of a river that dried up later, which is believed to be the River Saraswati by some scholars.[3] The historical evidence found in Bairat reflects the presence of Pre-Aryan people. The first Aryan settlement was at the Dhundhar region around 1400 BCE. Matsya or Meena (Sanskrit for fish) was the name of a Kshatriya tribe and the state of the Vedic civilization of India.[4][5][6][7] It lay to south of the kingdom of Kurus and west of the Yamuna which separated it from the kingdom of Panchalas. It roughly corresponded to former state of Jaipur in Rajasthan, and included the whole of Alwar with portions of Bharatpur.[8] The capital of Matsya was at Viratanagar (modern Bairat) which is said to have been named after its founder king Virata.[9] Meenas are brothers and kinsmen of Virata, the ruler of Virat Nagar. They ruled this area(near to Virat Nagar) till 11th century.
Rajasthan was a part of the illustrious Mauryan Empire around 321-184 BCE. It had also been a part of Republics like Arjunyas, Hunas, Kushans, Malavas, Saka Satraps and the Yaudheyas. The Guptas reigned in the 4th century. Some Buddhist caves and Stupas have been found in Jhalawar, in the southern part of Rajasthan.
Extent of the Gurjara-Pratihara Empire

The decline of the 300 year old Gupta Empire in the 6th century led to the political unrest in the Northern India and was followed by an epoch of instability as numerous chieftains tried to gain power. The situation was stabilized when the Gurjara-Pratiharas, the earliest of the Gurjar clan emerged around 700 CE.[12] Gurjar pratihars were well known for their hostility towards Arab invaders.The Arab chronicler Sulaiman describes the army of the Gurjar Pratihars as it stood in 851 CE, The king of Gurjars maintains numerous forces and no other Indian prince has so fine a cavalry. He is unfriendly to the Arabs, still he acknowledges that the king of the Arabs is the greatest of kings. Among the princes of India there is no greater foe of the Islamic faith than he. He has got riches, and his camels and horses are numerous.
Rajasthan includes most of Rajputana, comprising a number of Rajput kingdoms as well as Jat kingdoms and a Muslim kingdom. The Jats were rulers in Bharatpur and Dholpur. Tonk was ruled by a Muslim Nawab. Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, and Jaipur were some of the main Rajput states. Rajput families rose to prominence in the 6th century,[citation needed] establishing kingdoms in Rajputana and across northern India.

Story of Taj Mahal

Story of Taj Mahal

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” Agra City , Nice Story of Taj Mahal ”
In 1612, a prince called Jahan, met a pretty girl who was selling jewels in a market. Mumtaz Mahal was nineteen years old and of Tatar origin. They fell in love and decided to get married.

Sixteen years later, the prince became Shah Jahan, Emperor of India. As Mumtaz Mahal did not want to live like the other eastern women who were submissive and only looked after their children, she gave her husband advice about the administration of the country. She showed great intelligence and determination when she chose to give more money to the poor and less to the rich.

Unfortunately she died when giving birth to her fourteenth child in 1630. Stricken with grief, the Shah ordered the court to mourn for two years.He wanted to abdicate but it was not possible, as his children were too young to take his place as Emperor.

In memory of his wife and as a token of his love, he erected a sort of temple on the bank of the Jumma River in Agra that he called the Taj Mahal. Seventeen years later, the monument,built by twenty thousand workers, was finished. It became Mumtaz Mahal’s resting place. Her tomb is situated in the middle of a room magnificently decorated with jewels, pearls, gold and silver, precious stones and rich carpets. The Taj Mahal , with its four minarets and its sixty-five meter high dome, is totally made of white marble , the colour of which changes with the time of the day and the weather.

According to a legend, the Shah wanted to build another Taj Mahal in black marble on the opposite side of the river but he did not have the time to erect it because his son took over his throne. So when he died, he was buried next to his beloved Mumtaz Mahal.

IPL bets through Dawood’s Dubai

IPL bets through Dawood’s Dubai

Mumbai: The number of controversies that have plagued this year’s IPL seem to be never ending. From Sreesanth’s arrest to betting rackets in Indore, cricket buffs have seen it all. But that just seems to be the tip of the iceberg. The latest string of reports indicates that Dawood Ibrahim is the man who controls the entire betting syndicate, from Karachi to Mumbai, with Dubai being the nerve center.

Mumbai Police have arrested three men that ran this international operation from Kalbadevi. Ramesh Vyas (52), Ashok Vyas (32) and Pandurang Kadam (41), acted as middlemen between bookies of Karachi and Dubai. The timely arrests come at a time when the illegal betting business was doing business of 500 crores per day.

Also, the Delhi Police Special Cell arrested two Mumbai based bookies who are learnt to be close to Dawood Ibrahim’s gang in Dubai. Jijo Pokan and Jupiter Ashi operated from Mumbai and are said to be the main operators of D company which exchanged bets with Dawood’s Dubai based bookies.

“During surveillance, both bookies were tracked talking to their counterparts in Dubai”, added a source from the Intelligence agency. More than 400 calls to UAE were intercepted by the surveillance team which had conversations of hawala of crores of rupees.

Sources reveal that more than 30 sim cards were being used to contact racketeers in Dubai which is the epicenter of the illegal betting syndicate. It is estimated that crores of rupees were exchanging hands between suspects in Mumbai and Dubai. Marlon Samuels, the West Indian cricketer, who is based in Dubai, was in touch with Mukesh Kochar, a bookie who was arrested recently.

The plot thickens with the fact that it is Dawood Ibrahim who is the kingpin behind the entire criminal syndicate. It is suspected that he lives in Karachi. A certain Mohammad Ansari ran the entire operation for Dawood before he was arrested last year. Post arrest, he was replaced by a key member of Dawood’s organization.

The entire operation was both sophisticated and tightly controlled. Assessment software was used to calculate odds and then information was passed to Dubai and Mumbai. The entire serpentine trail ended with collection of money in Mumbai, before routing it to Dubai.