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Friday, October 21, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi Era Ends...!

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Muammar Gaddafi was killed after being captured by the Libyan fighters in his hometown of Sirte. Reports said that Gaddafi was caught from a "sewage pipe" where he sought refuge from the rebels. He was 69-year-old when died.

"It's time to start a new Libya, a united Libya," Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril declared. "One people, one future."  Two months after Western-backed rebels ended 42 years of eccentric one-man rule by capturing the capital Tripoli, his death ended a nervous hiatus for the new interim government.
U.S. President Barack Obama declared "the rule of an iron fist inevitably comes to an end." As news of Gaddafi's demise spread, people came out to the streets in jubilation. Joyous fighters fired their weapons in the air, shouting "Allahu Akbar." Others wrote graffiti on the parapets of the highway outside Sirte. One said simply: "Gaddafi was captured here."
Gaddafi's son Mo'tassim, had also died in the crossfire. Officials said Another son, heir-apparent Saif al-Islam, was variously reported to be surrounded, captured or killed.
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الصمود - القذافي لحظة القبض عليه .

Thursday, October 20, 2011

World's first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico

Sir Richard Branson and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez dedicate the ‘Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space'

British billionaire Richard Branson opened the world's first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert on 17-10-2011. This is the new home for his company, Virgin Galactic as well. The eccentric businessman, with usual flair, sported a black jacket and waves of hair flying as he inaugurated the building by breaking a champagne bottle against a hanger building, while rappelling down the side of it.
British billionaire Richard Branson rappelled from a balcony, shook up a
bottle of champagne and took a swig while christening the world?s first
built-from-scratch commercial spaceport. 

Spaceport America, will serve as the operating hub for Virgin Galactic and is expected to house up to two WhiteKnightTwos and five SpaceShipTwos, in addition to all of Virgin's astronaut preparation facilities and mission control.
About 150 people already booked for travel on the first flights to orbit attended the event, including Santhosh George Kulangara, Kottayam.

Virgin Galactic head George Whitesides, commercial director Stephen Attenborough, and famous US astronaut-and second human being to step on the moon-Buzz Aldrin were present at the ocassion.
In the meantime, Virgin has sold some 430 tickets for space travel -- at $200,000. A number of private companies are rushing to fill the gap left by NASA, which ended its 30-year shuttle program in July with the completion of the final Atlantis mission to the International Space Station(ISS).

Formula One Car racing coming to India, thanks Buddh Circuit

Formula One Car racing coming to India. A new $400 million Formula One race track was unveiled on 18-10-2011 in Greater Noida, New Delhi. The new track is a 5.14-kilometre (3.2-mile) circuit.
The track, named the Buddh International Circuit, is part of an ambitious 2,500-acre (1,000-hectare) sports complex that will include a motor driving academy to be set up in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz.
The circuit has been designed by renowned German architect Hermann Tilke and boasts the fastest straight-line speed of any F1 track in the world.
Indian Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan, a member of the Spanish Hispania team, inaugurated the track. "I have raced on all the major F1 tracks across the globe and I rate this track as one of the best in the world," said Karthikeyan.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Famous Novelist Kakkanadan Passed Away

Wife Ammini near Kakkanadan's dead body
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Famous Malayalam Novelist  Kakkanadan died on Wednesday(19-10-2011) morning. He was 76.
Kakkanadan was suffering  from cancer for the past few years. His wife, two sons and a daughter were there near at the death bed.
Kakkanadan, real name George Varghese, began his career as a school teacher. He later worked with the Indian Railways in Delhi for 10 years before he quit his job to pursue his interest in Physics and went to West Germany in 1967. But after a few years he quit his research and shifted full time to writing.
His other popular works include "Ushnamekhala", "Vasoori", "Japana Pukayila", "Kakkanadante Priyakathakal" and "Saakshi".
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