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Monday, September 22, 2008

Hyderabad - a hackers' den




Hyderabad, Sept. 21: A city couple recently found, to their utter shock that an MMS of video clips of them in an intimate situation were spreading through emails and SMS. Another youngster of Adilabad circulated nude pictures of his girlfriend to his friends "just for fun" but landed in the police net.
These are just two instances of the various kinds of online crimes that the cyber crime cell of the AP police has to deal with. It receives an average of five complaints a month about obscene pictures alone. "Majority of the victims of such crimes are unmarried," said inspector P. Devandar of the Cyber Crime Cell. "They do not dare to come out and lodge a complaint." Girls who put up their photographs on social networking sites are actually running a risk.
One fine day, they may find morphed nude pictures of theirs in cyber space. And if you also leave your mobile number, you will get umpteen calls from strangers seeking sexual favours. In many such complaints received by the cyber crime cell, the villains turn out to of former friends or jealous ex-lovers. And often, when police discover the culprit, he works out a compromise with the victim.
But cops say that even if the offender does not repeat the crime, the clips keep on circulating. And there is nothing they can do about it. "Our advice to the public, especially to girls, is that they should not share photographs, even with friends," said Mr Devender. "Equations between friends may change and there is a possibility that a former friend may misuse a photograph and defame you in cyber space."
And those who spread such clips need not feel that they would not be traced. "The offenders believe they can remain anonymous in any cyber space but, like in conventional crime, they leave behind evidence," said the inspector. The cyber crime cell is also getting more complaints of hacking and phishing these days. Modern hackers are silent and stealthy and attacks are hard to detect. They don’t hack just for the heck of it. They hack for money. Companies often don’t know they have been attacked until a third party such as Symantec warns it.
"The hackers sneak in, get away with information, and the company does not even know it," said the inspector. In phishing attacks, hackers steal personal and financial data from computers of individuals and use them to make money. One in every 119 mails is a "phishing attempt". They direct the users to spurious websites which demand personal data and the gullible fall for it. Awareness is the antidote in this case.
"Stay away from dark alleys of Internet, and be careful what you download," said inspector Ravi Kumar Reddy. "Make sure you have the latest security patches and never reveal your passwords." Strangely enough, even aspirant hackers are being bamboozled. Those who go in search of free hacking tools on the Internet are often asked for the email id, password and credit card number. This is then misused. Cyber Crime sleuths say that they can do nothing against hackers who put up their tools on the Net. The only way is for the Net surfer to become aware of the booby traps in cyber
space.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

violators fail to pay the fine mentioned on the e-challans


City motorists are receiving e-chalans almost six months after
they had violated traffic rules. Surprisingly most of the cases are left free even
after the violators fail to pay the fine.
Most of them get tensed up and pay the fine in a nearby e-seva centre as the chalan
says "If failed to pay, you will be sentenced to three years of imprisonment."
The e-chalan concept that started in Hyderabad in May, 2007 came into effect from
June, 2007 and ever since then it tasted success.
Earlier, the police officials used to collect fines from the traffic violators on
the spot itself. After the introduction of the e-Chalan system, that came into
existence, the police will note down the number of the vehicle of the motorist who
had violates the traffic regulations and send the report to the e-Chalan department
at the Commissioner ate every evening. The concerned department will send notices to
the violators asking them to pay fine and also mentions the amount to be paid as
fine.
While the system and the cops are working round the clock to implement perfect
traffic rules and regulations across the city, most of the violators are failing to
pay the fines imposed on them for violating traffic rules.
"I don't remember violating traffic rules because the date and time on the
e-chalan are almost an year old," says V Abhishek, a Btech graduate.
"There are many issues regarding e-chalans that are to be sorted out. The most of the e-chalans are being received by wrong persons as either they had already sold off the vehicle or their friends who have used the vehicle had violated the traffic rules. The people who are willing sell their vehicles should also remember to get them registered on the buyer's name. Then there would be no such problems. We are working over it to solve such issues," said Surendra Babu, Additional Commissioner, Traffic.

Gandhi Hospital - syringes used for HIV positive - discarded carelessly


Bad sanitary practices at Gandhi Hospital are leaving patients high and dry, exposing them to a number of infectious diseases. Even syringes used for HIV positive patients are discarded carelessly.
A nine-year-old girl who is a HIV victim was admitted to the hospital a few days back. The nurses in the hospital are so careless that after giving injections to the girl, the used syringe was thrown carelessly and other little kids and their attendants who were placed in the same ward were found playing around with those syringes.
Not just the Children's medical ward, Gandhi Hospital has always been in the list of those hospitals which have poor sanitation and poor medical facilities even after spending over Rs 1 Lakh for maintaining sanitation in the hospital.
"Nurses are not available in the first floor though there is special counter made for them to sit and attend patients when needed. We have to take our sick children all the way to the ground floor and then bring them back carrying on our shoulders," explained Lakshmi, a patient's attendant.
While on the other hand, poor patients who visit the hospital are tortured for bribes by the security personnel standing at the entrance of the ward.
If bribe is not given, the patients are asked to take a gate pass and then enter the ward. There are no metal detectors for security and though there are security personnel placed at the entrance, they are busy demanding bribes and none check the baggage that the patients carry inside.
While this is the situation, the superintendent of the hospital Dr B Balraju says, "nothing of this sort has come to my notice."

Medical Negligence leaves people high and dry


Instances of medical negligence and callousness have gone up in twin cities with poor patients being turned away or denied medicare. These incidents are reported both from government and private hospitals with authorities turning a blind eye to the ever increasing menace.
On Friday a three-year-old girl was forced out of a corporate hospital, leaving her parents in the lurch. The girl, Shahadzada Arshia, was admitted to Kamineni Hospital after she suffered an electric shock. The girl's uncle out of anxiety walked up to the ICU and watched the girl from the glass window. This angered the duty doctor there and the girl was sent out. Later, her parents shifted her to another hospital.
"The little kid was not treated properly and the authorities here have asked us to take the child away. Without our consent, the discharge certificate was made ready," said Yousuf, the girl's uncle.
A couple of days ago, a severely ill HIV positive patient was denied admission by NIMS authorities. The patient was admitted to the premier hospital only after the relatives and friends staged dharna.
In yet another incident Gandhi hospital staff did not bother to properly dispose of the used syringes and other medical wastes. One of the syringes was used on a HIV positive person. The hospital superintendent, Dr B Balraju however, argued that "this has nothing to do with sanitation. Used syringes are not cleaned by workers to maintain sanitation."
A retired government employee, who was admitted to NIMS, was allegedly not treated properly. He suffered for 10 days and died. The nurse on duty allegedly refused to check his temperature. She reportedly shot back, "the pathology department has no thermometer. You have to buy it yourself."
"We have informed the same to the DME. It came into my notice after it happened. I had put a tight check on all the medicines after that incident," said Dr Ashok Kumar, Superintendent, Osmania General Hospital.
Srinivas, a patient in Osmania General Hospital, was administered anaesthesia for surgery. He was supposed to be in an unconscious state for two hours, but he regained consciousness within half-an-hour as the drug’s effect wore off. The city also witnessed a shocking incident where a DMO in Fever Hospital, Sudhakar, misbehaved with a 15-year-old girl. The doctor was reportedly drunk at the time of the incident. He was later suspended.
"It is really shocking and I personally feel very bad. He has been there for not more than a year with us. We have replaced him immediately after the incident happened, said Dr PP Prasad, the superintendent, Fever Hospital.
A doctor, who runs a private clinic near Pahadishareef in Cyberabad, reportedly stabbed a patient who visited him for treatment. In this case also, the doctor was reportedly drunk.
In a recent incident, a 60-year-old diabetic who came all the way from Mahbubnagar to Osmania General Hospital for treatment was made to walk all around the hospital. Later he just went away without receiving treatment.

Lack of info irks relatives


Lack of sign boards at Osmania General Hospital is leaving patients and visitors high and dry. Those visiting patients find it hard to locate their near and dear ones.
"We have come to meet a relative. We searched in vain as there are no sign or direction boards. The authorities too are non-cooperative. We are returning home without meeting the patient," said R Ramesh, who came to the hospital with his family members.
Admitting that such situations do happen in the hospital, a doctor who wants to remain unidentified said, "it will hardly take a day to fix the sign boards. If not sign boards, at least directions written on a piece of paper can be stuck on walls to guide patients and visitors."
Some of the wards do not have lights. Moreover the conditions in the hospital are simply deplorable. Nurses and Doctors too have a hard time attending to patients in these wards. Some of the corridors do not have lights making it difficult to move about in the hospital during nights. Several patients alleged that treatment was poor and facilities were bad.
"Surprisingly, the help desk is empty all the time and there is no one to guide patients within the hospital building. During my visits, I quite often guide patients to the wards mentioned on their OP sheets," said Jaffar Khan, an auto driver.
However, the superintendent of the hospital, Dr Ashok Kumar, said, "we are already working on those lines."

Cops struggle to find identity of victims


The medico legal cases that are being brought to the government hospitals by 108 emergency services are turning out to be a headache to the local police as most of the persons remain unidentified.
At least five cases a day are registered in Osmania General Hospital and Gandhi Hospital. Most of them found lying unconscious by thr road side are fully drunk and a few of them are orphans. The passers-by who show concern to them call up the 108 emergency services and As they be in person found lying on the road is
"If they die, we are finding it difficult to find out their personal details," said a police inspector.
"Most of the passers-by have a second thought in disclosing their details to the 108 services at the time of informing them about somebody who has been found lying at a public place," said an official of the Gandhi Hospital.
"Most of them admitted to the government hospitals die as they already have had certain health complications for a long time," said a doctor of Osmania General Hospital.
On the other hand, there are situations where the accident victims were not given treatment within the `Golden Hour' because hospitals refused to handle such cases. To ensure that hospitals and doctors recovered costs incurred in emergency cases, "Legal aspects of medicine and trauma should be made part of the curriculum in medical colleges, to erase misconceptions about handling emergency cases," says Vishal, a medical student of Osmania.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Net, MMS sleaze spreads


In a recent case in the state, MMS and videos via emails of couple in
compromising situations were being forwarded all over the net and through
cellphone by the guys themselves just for the kick of it.
A case was registered in Adilabad district in the state recently on Riyaz,
a youngster who had clicked obscene pictures of his girl friend and
forwarded them to all his friends just for fun. He was later appreheneded
by the police.
Many girls walk unsuspectingly into such situations, unaware that the guy
misuses these photos and videos and sends them across to his circle of
friends and which travels even beyond.
"I logged into my gmail inbox to check my e mails. I was shocked to
recieve an email that had a young girl undressed and having a chat with
her boyfriend," said Manoj (name changed), a communication professional
who resides in Dilsukhnagar.
"There are several such cases happening in the city. 99 per cent of the
victims are unmarried. They donot want to darely come out and lodge a
complaint against the offender," says P Devender, Inspector, Cyber Crime.
Its shocking that there are an average of 5 complaints per month receieved
by the Cyber Crime cell. Surprisingly, the victims just lodge a complaint
but they have second thoughts in registering a case.
It is a major form of an offence and under the 67 of the IT Act, for
publishing obscene material in electronic form, the punishment could be Rs
1 Lakh fine and five years of imprisonment. If the person repeates it, the
punishment will be Rs 2 Lakh fine and 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.

DO's and DON'Ts

Do

be aware of the way pose to the camera.
check the mentalities of the people you are freaking out with.
enquire about the person your aquainted with before you commit
have many numericals in your password
make sure your password has more than eight letters
last you can do is lodge a complaint against the offender if you know who
he is.

Donot

believe anybody in one meet
let anyone just click your pictures
reveal your email passwords to even your close friends
upload your private pictures into your email Ids
go for things out of thrill and fun. You will end up no where. (Especially
girls)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"Free" mein miletho phenol math piyo ! Beware you'll be lured...


Free softwares that claim to help you to hack into passwords are availablefor free downloads all over the net. This implies that one doesn't need tobe a hacker or know about hacking since such free software supossedlymakes it a matter of child's play. But cyber experts say that hackers putup all this info over the net only to lure money from the user."Some of the hacking tools advertised on the net are genuine and some arenot but we cannot identify their quality by just checking over net," says P Devender, Inspector, Cyber Crimes.Most of the internet users click on the link once they find the word "free".Once you hit the link, a page appears that reads, "Enter your email ID andpassword. The free hacking tool software will be sent to your inbox."Once you type in your email and password, yes the software will definetlycome into your inbox but at the same time, your person information hasbeen sent across. Similarly, they ask for your credit card numbers for IDproof. This is even more dangerous. Somebody from abroad can easily useyour credit card to buy online items.Hacking tools available all over the net can really cause harm but theycannot be destroyed."For instance, a hacker from the USA could have put up all the informationregarding a hacking tool. The Indian law cannot interfere in it," explainsthe inspector.And when we talk about hackers, the main resource hackers rely upon, apartfrom their own ingenuity, is computer code. While there is a largecommunity of hackers on the Internet, only a relatively small number ofhackers actually program code. Many hackers seek out and download codewritten by other people. There are thousands of different programs hackersuse to explore computers and networks. These programs give hackers a lotof power over innocent users and organizations -- once a skilled hackerknows how a system works, he can design programs that exploit it.Not all hackers try to explore forbidden computer systems. Some use theirtalents and knowledge to create better software and security measures. Infact, many hackers who once used their skills to break into systems nowput that knowledge and ingenuity to use by creating more comprehensivesecurity measures. In a way, the Internet is a battleground betweendifferent kinds of hackers -- the bad guys, or black hats, who try toinfiltrate systems or spread viruses, and the good guys, or white hats,who bolster security systems and develop powerful virus protectionsoftware.It is not so easy to catch hold of them and put them behind the bars, saysthe Cyber Crime Inspector. It is because, the hacker would happily say hehacks into systems just because he wanted to know how the systems work. Toa hacker, a secure system is like Mt. Everest -- he or she infiltrates itfor the sheer challenge.There are severe punishments, fines and also imprisonment for variouscyber crimes Under IT Acts.Cyber Crime department says the hackers and the information they put upall over the net cannot be avoided but the general public who login tothose websites just because there is a word "free" there, can land them inserious troubles. So here is a warning for them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Email hacking now solved in Cyber Crime Cell


Email hacking has become a major cyber nuisance intwin cities with increasing number of net users complaining of losing their email data. Cyber victims can now lodge a complaint with the police for redressal of their grievance. Earlier, cyber police did not entertain complaints with regard to email hacking. Now the affected people can lodge complaints with the police. According to city cyber experts, over 60 per cent of the cyber attacks are hurled on the login pages. The hackers do nothing but focus on finding out the feeble loopholes in the designed pages of sites and format programs to launch repeated attacks. They inject devastating programs through these vulnerable points. "Hacking tools are readily available on the net for download," says John Diwakar, a software expert.
However, the websites which provide information on hacking tools claim that the data they put up is only for the sake of ethical hackers. "Hacking of the Email ID can happen only when a person reveals his password to a known person. Surprisingly, only persons whom we trust and give our password, tend to do such things", said Ravi Kumar Reddy, inspector, Cyber Crime. "Earlier, when an Email ID is hacked, all a person could do is, create another ID and upload all the important data once again. But now, he can lodge a complaint in the cyber crime department under CID situated at Nampally. The Cyber crime cops will track the hacker and the victim can get back his hacked Email ID," the inspector said.

A CEO at 22

Rituraj Sapkota, the creative director of Fl!pmind..

"For the youth by the youth".Yes this is the motto that the youngsters in the city are upto.Youngsters as young as 20-22 are turning entrepreneurs as soon as they areout of colleges. These micro businesses are funded by their own savingsand their business interests range from media and ad agencies to studiosand production houses.Rituraj Sapkota who has completed his graduation in Masscommunication fromLoyola Academy this year, started a firm, Fl!p Minds along with his friend Rommel Anand. By recruting around 15 freelancers who include content writers and conceptwriters, the two of them are getting away good with the business. We workin a no-hierarchy environment, we do events and videos that are FAR awayfrom mainstream ones, the two of them behind the origin of Fl!p Minds say."We started Fl!pmind because we needed to be at a level where we couldtake decisions and bring about change. And this we could not do whileworking for someone else. Hence we had to start something for ourselves.",says Rituraj Sapkota."We had faith in ourselves, we had gained enough experience in the fieldwhile we were in college and we also realized that success isnt aboutwalking fast on roads built by others but in building your own roads,"says Rommel Anand.Most of the youngsters drive to Suchitra only to visit 'Lucky LickersCoffee shop' owned by 22 year old Gautam Kumar.All wonder how he could manage starting a coffee shop, he says "I pouredin all my savings. I earned money by doing corporate films for businessorganisations and documentaries for NGOs"The softwares that most of the media houses and a few TV channels use inthe city have been developed by 'Next Click Solutions Pvt. Ltd' and thewhole soul proprietor of the company is Arun Varma a Btech graduate of CBIT and who is all of 23. He has started this organisation an year agowhen he was in his final year Engineering.

"My dream is to see that day when my company is equally competing withMicrosoft and Google. This will happen in the next ten years down theline," he proudly says.All of them seem to be working with one motto,"We are more of a community than an organization where everyone earns asmuch as he works for. Our basic objectivbe is to make a difference. Weuse young, innovative people and do a good job."


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Human Smuggling Racket - Twists and Turns




The human smuggling racket case that involved TRS MLA Kasipeta Lingaiah, is moving with more twists and turns. The Central CrimeStation cops have identified another woman Sumitra Ben who was shown as Tarainvolved in the same case before Sangeeta Ben Patel.According to CCS inspector Sarath Kumar, the appearence of Sumitra Ben being similar to that of Sangeeta Ben Patel, is the reason behind all thesetwists and turns. Sumitra Ben Patel is a house wife in Gujarat and wanted to leave abroadfor goodprospects. Thinking that she would never get a visa if applied in a propermanner,she consulted Bharatbhai Patel another accused in the case who is apassport brokeralong with other brokers. Bharatbhai arranged for a passport and wheneverythingwas made ready for her to fly to the US, Bharatbhai and his team realisedthatSumitra had already left for US through another broker.Then started all this high end drama where Sangeeta Ben Patel wasdisguised asSumitra Ben. As per a plan, the racketeers secured passport for Ms.Sumitra Benusing her photograph in the name of Mr. Lingaiah’s wife Tara. But Ms. SumitraBen struck deal with another agent and flew to America. "The agents beganlookingout for another client with similar facial features. That was whenSangeeta BenPatel met them," an investigator said.All these facts came into limelight only after the arrest of RajendraKumar Pitti andBharatbhai Patel a few days ago. Bharatbhai got bail when Raju wasarrested. Thecops interrogated both of them together and only then the facts came intolight.Raju Pitti, a key accused in the case, was the person who had brokered thedealbetween Sangeeta and the MLA. Raju was taken to Gujarat to locate Sangeetaandarrest her. He was introduced to Sangeeta by Bharatbhai Patel ofAhmedabad whoused to send 'cases' to Hyderabad.Rasheed, a former corporator who assisted Raju in getting fake passports,facilitating visas and sending out persons to the US was nabbed last yearby thecops. Kasipeta Lingiah was also arrested last year and is out on bail.Cops believe that persons like Sangeeta paid anything between Rs 10 - 15Lakh tosecure a visa to the US enlisting the services of legislators like Lingaiah.Sangeeta a working woman engaged in doing embroidery work was planning to goto the US to provide services of a maid in the homes of affluent Gujaratisin thatcountry.She had been absconding since the sensational human smuggling racket came tolight a year ago. She was brought to city on Friday after being arrested inAhmedabad on Thursday. Ms. Patel, wife of a businessman Jagdish BhaiPatel, wasaccused of attending visa interview at American Consulate, Chennai, alongwith Mr.Lingaiah falsely claiming as the latter’s wife.Sangeeta's visa was rejected just because she could not answer any of thequestionsposed to her in the American Consulate.A special team of Hyderabad Detective Department cops picked up Ms. Patel,themain missing link in the case, from her house in Bapunagar of Ahmedabad.She isthe sixth person to be arrested in the case after Mr. Lingaiah, passportbrokerMohd. Rasheed Ali, ex-corporator, Mohd. Muzaffar Ali Khan, commission agent,Bharat Bhai Patel and the alleged kingpin, Rajender Kumar Pitti.Rajendra Kumar Pitti alias Raju Pitti was produced in the Nampally CriminalCourt on Saturday at around 3:30 pm. Following this the Delhi police havefiled aproduction warrant to take the accused into their custody, inspector said.

Kidnap Case booked against Megastar Chiru


City police book kidnapping case against actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi of Praja Rajyam party. Parents of Nalini, the womanat thecentre of a row over her inter-caste marriage, which was blessed byChiranjeevi, onSaturday lodged a complaint against Chiru and Katti Padma Rao in SR Nagarpolice station.Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi is caught in a controversy after heattended aninter-caste wedding that triggered objections from the bride's family.According to SR Nagar inspector of police, D Pratap, Nalini's parents ManiandSubba Rao visited the police station on Saturday and gave a wriiten complaintagainst the actor and his party members Padma Rao. They also alleged thatwhenvisited Padma Rao's house, they were forcefully locked up in a room. The occasion was the marriage of noted Dalit activist-writer K PadmaRao's sonChetan with Nalini, a 24- year-old engineer belonging to an upper caste.Chiranjeevi attended the wedding, held at Film Nagar Club in Hyderabad onSaturday last, and blessed the couple. He also spoke spiritedly about thevirtues ofinter-caste marriage and the need for creating a casteless society.The event came in the backdrop of a turmoil on Chiranjeevi's home frontwith theelopement of his teenaged daughter with her lover last year after hereportedlydisapproved of their marriage.The film star's presence at the Dalit boy's wedding led to a bitter rowwith thebride's parents who alleged their daughter was forced into the wedlock andkept inconfinement by the family of the Dalit writer and with the "active supportof theactor".Incidentally, Padma Rao had recently joined Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam partywhose main plank is social justice.Accusing the actor of staging a drama only to gain political mileage forhis newly-launched party, Nalini's parents T Subba Rao and T Mani pointed out howChiranjeevi himself had disapproved of his teenage daughter's proposal tomarryher lover outside the caste.They went to a local television channel with their version of the storyand madeallegations against the actor and the Dalit writer.Nalini's parents claimed their daughter was engaged to a boy of the samecaste justa week ago. "When we came to know about the marriage through the media, wewent to Chiranjeevi's party office to plead with him to arrange a meetingwith ourdaughter. We were chased away by his fans," they said.They also took strong objection to the reported offer made by Chiranjeeviwhileblessing the couple, at the wedding ceremony, that he would adopt the bride."How can he encourage such marriages without parental consent when he himselfhad suffered mental agony after the elopement of his daughter?" thebride's parentsquestioned in presence of media.However, Praja Rajyam Party spokesman P Prabhakar said the actor had attendedthe wedding only as a guest and he had no role in the marriage."The whole controversy is unwarranted and it is ridiculous to dragChiranjeevi intothe row," he said.Meanwhile, Padma Rao said he had readily accepted the marriage proposal as hefirmly believed in encouraging inter-caste weddings."When the bride's parents came to me and raised objections to themarriage, I triedto convince them that we need to accept the marriage. Since the girl is amajor, sheis free to take decision on her marriage", Padma Rao said.Appearing before the media last night along with her husband, Nalini saidshe hasmarried on her own free will.Meanwhile, her parents today met Home Minister K Jana Reddy and Telugu DesamParty chief N Chandrababu Naidu separately and sought justice.The film star-turned-politician set off a fierce protest from TamminaSubba Raoand T. Mani, parents of the bride, Nalini, for reportedly calling her ashis ‘adopteddaughter’ at the wedding which was performed in their absence in ‘castelesstradition’.When the question came up at a press conference, Praja Rajyam spokespersonParakala Prabhakar said Mr. Chiranjeevi had just attended the wedding as aninvitee and that nothing more need be interpreted into his presence.Mr. Subba Rao and Ms. Mani, accompanied by a relative, Prasad, approached atelevision channel on Thursday, alleging that Ms. Nalini was forced into themarriage. Ms. Mani referring to Chiru, wondered how a person who still didnotaccept the inter-caste marriage of his own daughter Srija, over a yearago, could‘adopt’ a 24-year-old girl without the consent of her parents.Cases have been booked against Chiranjeevi, Padma Rao, Ketan and C SrinivasUnder Sections 366, 343 and 506 (Kidnap) IPC.On the other hand, Nalini's parents Subba Rao and Mani have filed apetition withthe State Human Rights Commission complaining of foul play in the marriage oftheir daughter stating that she was forcibly and fradulently got marriedto Ketan,the son Katti Padma Raoon August 30 with the active connivance of Chiranjeeviand that their daughter was already engaged to another boy on August 25. andwhen they went and confronted Padma Rao, they were wrongfully confined forthree days in a house belonging to Mr CN Rao and inspite of a complaintlodgedwith the Sanjeev Reddy Nagar Police Station, no action has been taken.They had arranged a press meet on Saturday evening and told the press thatChiranjeevi was behind their daughter's marriage. They also told that theyhave allthe evidences to say that Chiru was the man behind their daughter's marriage.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

City Center Mall -Murder conspiracy case - busted -


The city task force police have busted a murderconspiracy case in thecity and arrested seven persons, seized cash of Rs 6.1 Lakh, five daggersand a sword onWednesday.The accused were identified as Dr Mohd Abdul Hakeem, 32, Taher Hashmi, 22,AbbuHashmi 25, Naseem Hashmi, 20, Mustafa Hashmi, Mohd Mustafa, 35 and ParikiralaRaghupathi, 32.According to the cops, late Chand Seth is the owner of Mumtaz SupplyingCompany. Hehad five sons. Out of the five sons, two MA Nayeem Zaki and MA Munium akaHaji Sethwere together. They own a few function halls and furniture shops. Laterthey developedrifts as they had petty quarrels regarding their partnership in the property.One of the properties, the present "City Center Mall" situated atBanjaraHills was the wasthe bone of the contention regarding property partnership dispute betweentwo of them.There is a civil case pending in the court over this matter. As the casewas taking timeNayeem and his sons Nadeem and Dr Hakeem developed grudge against HiajiSeth and hissons. They wanted to eliminate them to settle scores.On that note, Dr Hakeem, the son of Nayeem planned to kill Haji Seth. Helooked out forpersons who can help him out in doing this. He approached Thaher Hashmi, aformeremployee under him and a close friend. Both of them met several times overthe issue andHashmi promised Hakeem to commit the offence.Hashmi arranged his associates Md Mustafa, a doctor and Raghupathi, apractisingadvocate at Warangal, who agreed to commit the offence for a remunerationof Rs 15Lakh.Hashmi and his brothers in greed of money coasted a sum of Rs 25 Lakh toDr Hakeem forexecuting the plan, where by they can keep Rs 10 Lakh after paying Rs 15Lakh to theWarangal gang. Dr Hakeem agreed to pay Rs 12.5 Lakh as advance.Out of Rs 12.5 Lakh adance, Rs 7 Lakh was paid as advance to Mustafa andRaghupathiagain of which Rs 3 Lakh was taken by Mustafa, Rs 4 Lakh by Raghupathi andRs 5.5Lakh by Thaher Hashmi and his brothers.Mustafa and Raghupathi engaged Paramesh and Raghu as both them have acriminalbackground to successfully execute the plan and all of them were waitingfor the right timeto execute the plan.At this point, the task force police came to know the whole issue andarrested the accused.Paramesh, Raghu, Nayeem Zaki and Nadeem Zaki are still absconding. Effortsare beingmade by the cops to trace them.All the arrested accused persons along with the seized property werehanded over to theChandrayangutta police for further investigation.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Network and win a job offer !!



Corporates, HR pros and recruiting officers are visiting Social Networking sites to identify individuals who can be hired.
Those who have good profiles and come across as enterprising are approached informally first - this makes it easier to filter a person before making the whole process too formal.
Most of the recruitment officers were students at Colleges when Orkut, Facebook and Myspace hit the Web, and though they weren't quite sure what to make of the social networking site at first, they flocked to it -- just like millions and millions of their peers.
Today, Orkut, Facebook and social networking pioneer My Space are Internet juggernauts with more than 160 million users and more signing up every day. Which recently got many people thinking, maybe those networks might be more than just a handy way to stay in touch with friends.
"My manager and my supervisor didn't know much about them. But I showed them around the sites and they thought using them could be a great idea," says Sriram V, an employee with HCL. Not surprisingly, they aren't alone.
Locally and nationally, recruiters and employers are increasingly turning to Orkut, Facebook and MySpace to help them find and hire talented professionals.
It's an unexpected use for sites originally launched for strictly social purposes and targeted almost exclusively at young people. But some recruiting officers say the huge memberships at Orkut, MySpace and Facebook give them almost unlimited access to millions of potential employees.
"You really can find candidates out there," he added "It's the new version of cold calling," says G Manohar Reddy, a software engineer with Wipro.
But as the number of recruiters and companies looking at these sites grows, many questions remain unanswered about how content on Orkut, MySpace and Facebook can be used in hiring or firing.
There's no mystery to the appeal of Orkut, MySpace and Facebook to recruiters and other employers. The sites' popularity, and the vast scope of their user base, make them a fast, easy way to find young professionals.
Orkut with over 70 million, MySpace with more than 100 million users, and Facebook with more than 60 million, are the three dominant forces in the world of online social networking, and as their users grow older, the sites figure to become more useful for business.
Facebook, for instance, reports that half of its current users aren't in college and that its fastest-growing demographic is those 25 and older. It also dominates the university scene, with 85 percent market share at four-year colleges.
"These started out as a social networking tool, allowing you to connect with like-minded individuals," said Kulwinder Singh, Head- Global Marketing and Communications.
"But they've become a tool for companies like mine. My guys will go out there and search with it. People put the companies they've worked for on their pages, and if we know we're looking for an accountant, they'll look out for an accountant. What it does is allow you to reach out to people who are not actively searching for jobs." He added, "It's kind of a warm point of contact, which I've found very useful." His clients stand to benefit. "I have had that Facebook account since college," he said.
"It was just a fun thing. I had no ideas of using that as a networking tool as far as getting a job," says S Rituraj of Flip Mind.
John Diwakar, a Btech graduate said his page never had much in the way of objectionable content on it anyway. But John now says the fact that he knows potential employers may be looking at his site has changed the way he uses it -- not to mention his standards for what can and can't be posted there.
On an average, nearly seven per cent of the hiring happened through Orkut, LinkedIn or Facebook in the city.
"The power of the brand in the social media is important to new generation kids who spend about one-fifth of their lives online. So, how do I appeal to the new generation?"
In the eighties it was the ‘popularity’ of the company that mattered to candidates, in the 1990s it was the safety and the security that the company offered. But now it’s the power of the social media that’s overtaking everything else.
However, social networking sites as a medium for employer branding may only appeal to a section of recruiters, said Sunil Kharidehal, a software engineer at Oracle.
"We cannot simply trust the information displayed on social networking sites. To get in touch with experienced professionals, job sites are the best option. But if the company wants to recruit freshers, this is a good option as many youngsters and college students have their profiles on these sites," opined G Sugunakar, a recruitment officer at Eureka Technocrats.