Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Bhagavatha Hamsam Malliyoor Sankaran
Nampoothiri passes away
Kottayam(02 Aug 2011): Bhagavatha Hamsam Malliyoor Sankaran Nampoothiri (90) passed
away at his house in Kuruppanthara on Tuesday morning. He was ailing for some period with old age diseases. He dedicated his life to the worship of Vaishnava Ganapathy and to the rendering and exposition of the Bhagavatham. He was born on
February 2, 1921 as son of Malliyoor Parameswaran Nampoothiri and Arya
Antharjanam. His navathi was celebrated on January 31. His Bhagavatham sessions are
renowned for their blend of simplicity and erudition, attracting thousands of devotees. He was awarded the title Bhagavatha Hamsam,having successfully completed 2,500 Bhagavatha Sapthas. He also awarded 'Poothanam Puraskaram' and Dharmashreshta puraskara'.
wife: Late Subhadra Antharjanam (daughter of Mezhathoor Arappanattubhattathiri) . childrens: Parameshwaran Nampoothiri, Aryadevi, Parvathi Devi, Divakaran Nampoothiri.
HSBC to cut 25,000 jobs
London (02 Aug 2011): The HSBC bank will cut about 25,000 jobs globally by 2013 despite its good performance in the first half of this year. It may dismiss 25,000 staff by the end of 2013.HSBC said earlier this year that it would cut 5,000
jobs in Latin America, the US, Britain, France and the Middle East.
The bank reported a pre-tax profit of $11.5 billion for the first six months of 2011, up three percent year-on-year, and 45 percent higher than the
second half of 2010.The total cuts took up about 10 percent of HSBC'S overall work force around the world. The cuts form part of Gulliver's plan to slash costs and
focus on Asian operation.The bank said Sunday it will sell $195 US branches to First Niagara Financial for about $1 billion in cash, and would shut down 13 more. It also intends to sell its US credit card portfolio, which has over $30 billion in asset.(MB)
Santiago Martin surrendered
Tamil Nadu (august 1, 2011 ) : lottery king Santiago Martin surrendered before court in Tirupur on Thursday in a cheating case amid high drama. He was later released on bail.Martin, who made issues both in Kerala and Tamil Nadu over
his role in running online lotteries surrendered before the Tirupur court in response to HC order.He managed to enter the court hall by giving a
slip to mediapersons. Three photographers , who attempted to take photos of Martin while he was inside the court hall, invited wrath of judge Krishnan. The judge directed court staff to seize their cameras. The cameras were returned to the
lensmen after they tendered unconditional apology.more details can be had from TOI.
All Kerala Cricket Tournament:Muttom team wins
Muttom(Thodupuzha): Muttom Young Stars won by 10 runs and win everoling trophy in the final match of 2nd All Kerala Cricket Tournament against Thudanganad Team. The tournament held at Muttom GPT stadium. Thomas kutty (Muttom Team) selected as the Man of the Tournament (7 wicket in 2 matches). Nikhil Balakrishnan got the Man of the Match in the Final (42*).
Thudanganad team won the toss and elected to bat. The batted well and scored 65 runs in 10 overs with the loss of 9 wickets. Muttom team batted second and finished the game in a miracle performance in just five overs losing only three wickets.
Thudanganad team: 65/9 (10 overs)
Muttom Young Stars:66/3 (5.3 overs)