Very good one......
at Netaji Bose park, ekm, Dada and mom cemetery, at babuchayan's house and kids on Aleppey beach..
driiving was great..
Ahmadinejad congratulates Abrahamic faiths on birth of Jesus The full
text of a Christmas message from Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
"In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful.
"Upon the anniversary of the birth of Jesus, Son of Mary, the Word of
God, the Messenger of mercy, I would like to congratulate the
followers of Abrahamic faiths, especially the followers of Jesus
Christ, and the people of Britain.
"The Almighty created the universe for human beings and human beings
"He created every human being with the ability to reach the heights of
perfection. He called on man to make every effort to live a good life
in this world and to work to achieve his everlasting life.
"On this difficult and challenging journey of man from dust to the
divine, He did not leave humanity to its own devices. He chose from
those He created the most excellent as His Prophets to guide humanity.
"All Prophets called for the worship of God, for love and brotherhood,
for the establishment of justice and for love in human society. Jesus,
the Son of Mary, is the standard-bearer of justice, of love for our
fellow human beings, of the fight against tyranny, discrimination and
"All the problems that have bedevilled humanity throughout the ages
came about because humanity followed an evil path and disregarded the
message of the Prophets.
"Now as human society faces a myriad of problems and a succession of
complex crises, the root causes can be found in humanity's rejection
of that message, in particular the indifference of some governments
and powers towards the teachings of the divine Prophets, especially
those of Jesus Christ.
"The crises in society, the family, morality, politics, security and
the economy which have made life hard for humanity and continue to put
great pressure on all nations have come about because the Prophets
have been forgotten, the Almighty has been forgotten and some leaders
are estranged from God.
"If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would stand with the
people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist
"If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would hoist the banner
of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers,
terrorists and bullies the world over.
"If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly He would fight against the
tyrannical policies of prevailing global economic and political
systems, as He did in His lifetime.
"The solution to today's problems is a return to the call of the
divine Prophets. The solution to these crises is to follow the
Prophets - they were sent by the Almighty for the good of humanity.
"Today, the general will of nations is calling for fundamental change.
This is now taking place. Demands for change, demands for
transformation, demands for a return to human values are fast becoming
the foremost demands of the nations of the world.
"The response to these demands must be real and true. The prerequisite
to this change is a change in goals, intentions and directions. If
tyrannical goals are repackaged in an attractive and deceptive package
and imposed on nations again, the people, awakened, will stand up
"Fortunately, today, as crises and despair multiply, a wave of hope is
gathering momentum. Hope for a brighter future and hope for the
establishment of justice, hope for real peace, hope for finding
virtuous and pious rulers who love the people and want to serve them –
and this is what the Almighty has promised.
"We believe Jesus Christ will return, together with one of the
children of the revered Messenger of Islam and will lead the world to
love, brotherhood and justice.
"The responsibility of all followers of Christ and Abrahamic faiths is
to prepare the way for the fulfilment of this divine promise and the
arrival of that joyful, shining and wonderful age.
"I hope that the collective will of nations will unite in the not too
distant future and with the grace of the Almighty Lord, that shining
age will come to rule the earth.
"Once again, I congratulate one and all on the anniversary of the
birth of Jesus Christ. I pray for the New Year to be a year of
happiness, prosperity, peace and brotherhood for humanity. I wish you
every success and happiness."
This article was first published on guardian.co. uk at 10.11 GMT on
Thursday 25 December 2008. It was last updated at 10.11 GMT on
Thursday 25 December 2008.
guardian.co. uk (c) Guardian News and Media Limited 2008
Return also 3.25 AM to 2 pm 28 dec, 512 kms 11 hrs flat, ( app 30 lts. petrol)
Since we were in car, we could move to lot of places, like a noon film on 25 dec, (Lollypop in Shenoys), eloor cemetry, biju's house, kottayam, manarkadu, seematti, meenadom, karukachal babuchayan's house, parumala MGOCSM centenary, chennithala, back to kochi vis Aleppey beach last night, 27 dec. totally 1350 kms.. in 5 days..
good trip ...
Must be a big shock for the UN and a slap on its face to be asked by a member state to explain its stand on a critical issue ..
It is quite unfortunate that the white man is suddenly and shockingly showing his true colours at the opportune moment...
If it turns to be true, it will indeed be a sad and dark day for the United Nations and the world which is looking forward to it for developing a balanced and seasoned view on international matters, strifes and tensions.
Chinese measured silence can be understood in this context as it is trying to measure the extent of restraint India can show. If the same event had happened to China it would not have waited to galvanise international opinion and would have finished the cleansing operation by now. Whether it is the right thing to do or not, one does not know..
Might is right, but how long ?? Truth will finally prevail ..
Last Updated: December 11, 2008 00:03 IST
Ajmal Kasab is the lone surviving terrorist in the custody of the Mumbai police. After days of interrogation by several agencies such as the Mumbai Crime branch, the Intelligence Bureau, RAW, Mumbai ATS and the FBI, the police have managed to piece together the entire confession of Kasab.
Kasab, who speaks in Urdu, told his interrogators about the how the entire operation was planned and how he and his accomplices entered into Mumbai and carried out the attack.
Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, 21, is a resident of Faridkot, Tehsil, Dipalpur Dist -Ukada, State -Suba Punjab, Pakistan, is a labour by occupation, according to his confession statement.
The confession verbatim:
I have studied up to the 4th standard from the government primary school. After leaving school, I went to Lahore [Images]. My brother Afzal stays at Galli No. 54, R.No. 12, Mohalla Tohit Abad, near Yadgar Minar, Lahore. I did labour jobs at different places till 2005. During that period I used to visit my native place. In the year 2005, I had a quarrel with my father. Therefore, I left my house and went to Ali Hajveri Darbar at Lahore.
04.15: Wake up call and thereafter namaz
After completion of the above said training, we were selected for another training called Daura-Ama. The said training was also for 21 days. We were then taken in a vehicle to a place called Mansera, Buttal Village. At the said place, we were given training of all weapons for 21 days. The daily programme was as mentioned below.
04.15 - 05.00: Wake up call and thereafter namaaz
After completing the said training, we were told that, we will be given the next advance training, but for that purpose we have to do some Khidmat for two months (Khidmat is a sort of service in the said camp as per the trainees' liking). We agreed to do the Khidmat for two months.
At the said place 32 persons were present for training. Out of these 32 trainees, 16 were selected for some confidential operation by one Zaqi-ur-Rehman Chacha. Out of these 16 trainees 3 trainees ran away from the camp. The above said chacha then sent the remaining 13 of us along with a person called Kafa to the above said earlier camp at Muridke. At Muridke, we were taught swimming and getting acquainted with the environment experienced by a fisherman on a sea.
After completion of training, Zaki-ur-Rehman aka Chacha selected 10 of us and formed 5 teams each having two persons on 15 Sept 2008. My team included myself and Ismail. Our code name was VTS team. We were then shown the site 'Google Earth' on Internet. On the same site, we were shown the information about Azad Maidan, Mumbai, how and where to get down at Mumbai. We were shown the film on VT railway station and the film showing the commuters moving around at rush hours at VT railway station.
On 23rd Nov 2008, the above said teams including our team left from Azizabad, Karachi along with Zaki-ur-Rehman aka Chacha and Kafa. We were taken to the nearby sea shore. At 04.15 hours we reached the sea shore. At the sea shore we boarded a launch. After traveling for 22 to 25 nautical miles we met a bigger launch in the sea. We boarded the said launch and after journey of 1 hour we boarded a bigger ship by name Al-Huseini in the deep sea. While boarding the said ship, each of us was given a sack containing 8 grenades, one AK-47 rifle, 200 cartridges, 2 magazines and one cell phone for communication.
Indian Muslims have completely denounced the actions of terrorists from across the border in Pakistan to create havoc and mayhem in India. Pakistan finds itself very close to being declared a terrorist state by UN and major countries of the world, ( everyne agrees it is already a failed state). The indigenous groups propagating hatred against India and supporting terror have been getting cladestine support from the Pak establishment will be wiped out one by one from Pak soil ..
This is bad news for the Hindu fundamentalists in the country, who have been fed on enmity against Muslims, as this editorial from times of Indi shows.
Let us all work together to make India a peaceful land devoid of terrorists and acts of terror, majority or minority terror.
The beauty representing India at the Miss World competition is 20 years old Ms. Parvathy Omanakuttan from Kottayam, Kerala, settled in Mumbai ..
We wish she performs well at the competition ..
All good wishes...
|US confirms Pakistan role in Mumbai attacks|
6 Dec 2008, 1113 hrs IST,
NEW DELHI: The United States has confirmed to India that Pakistan's military and intelligence chiefs have effectively admitted that the
Chairman of US joint chiefs of staff admiral Michael Mullen made the revelations to national security advisor MK Narayanan and defence minister AK Antony.
Mullen told Indian government officials that he had told Pakistan that the US had evidence that the terrorists involved in the Mumbai attacks were Pakistani nationals and members of LeT.
Earlier, Mullen had asked Pakistan's top leadership to "investigate aggressively any and all possible ties to groups based in Pakistan", the US embassy said in a statement.
While taking note of the recent success of Pakistani security forces in operations against militants on the Afghan border, Mullen "also encouraged Pakistani leaders to take more and more concerted action against militant extremists elsewhere in the country", the statement said.
India has blamed Pakistan-based elements, including the outlawed Lashker-e-Taiba terror group, for carrying out the attacks and asked Pakistani authorities to act against them.
President Zardari has denied Pakistan's involvement in the attacks and called on India to furnish evidence to substantiate its accusations.
Pakistani media reported that Zardari and other leaders told Mullen that Pakistan is not involved in any way in the Mumbai attacks. Pakistan is ready to cooperate in the probe into the attacks provided India shares evidence with it, they said.
The US is concerned about the impact of tensions on the war on terror as Pakistan has threatened to divert troops from the Afghan border to the frontier with India if the situation worsens.
Pakistan is a key supply route for US troops in Afghanistan. American officials also fear that the diversion of troops from the Afghan border could fuel cross-border raids by the Pakistani Taliban.
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