Saturday, December 17, 2011

Choose your BSNL mobile number online


Now get set to choose a number of choice from  a list of lakhs of number online.  This one of a kind service has been launched by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Pan-India basis from 16.12.2011.   The service is introduced in select telecom circles and is expected to go live soon in all circles. Fancy numbers are also on sale for a price which will depend on the kind of number chosen.

BSNL has made it very simple with very few steps to get your number of choice.

Visit BSNL’s portal dedicated for selecting the number

A new webpage is opened in which you can select the telecom circle for which you need to choose the number.

You can then choose one GSM Mobile number of your choice and reserve it. (You are allowed to choose only 1 number to avoid hoarding). Shortly after you choose the number, you will get an SMS with 7 digit PIN number which is valid for 72 hours.

You must input the 7 digit PIN number in the website to confirm selection of your chosen number.

After confirming selection of the chosen number, you will have to approach the nearest BSNL Customer Service Centre or BSNL Franchisee and complete the formalities for release of new connection.  You will have to inform them about the Mobile Number chosen by you and the PIN received for confirmation.

You will be issued with the SIM card of your chosen number. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

BSNL CHENNAI TELEPHONES - Full Talk value for the Top-ups for six days

Full talk value offer for all Top-ups with MRP Rs.200/- to Rs.1100/- in C-TOP-UP and in 
Paper vouchers in 2G & 3G prepaid Mobile services of BSNL Chennai Circle including 
Tamilnadu for six days from  16-12-11 to 21-12-11.  

Offer available for

All Top-ups  in Paper Vouchers of Value of Rs.200/- and above

New set of Top-ups from MRP Rs.200 to Rs.1100 in C-TOP-UP

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bharat Berry Push Mail and PIM Syn Services by BSNL

Bharat Berry Push Mail and PIM Syn Services has been launched by BSNL, India's Public Sector Telecom Operator. This service is available to BSNL customers throughout the country. Bharat berry service is offered by Bharat Berry Technologies Pvt. Limited

Using this service, BSNL customers will be able to get email pushed to their mobile phone virtually from any of their email accounts. It will also perform synchronization of the Contacts, Calendar, Notes and Tasks across their mobile phone and BSNL Bharat Berry server.

Tariff for this service is:
Push Mail Service Rs. 50/- Per Month
PIM Sync Service Rs. 50/- Per Month
Both service can be availed Rs. 80/- PER MONTH

Send a SMS as SUB BB to 51123 to access BSNL's Push Mail & PIM Sync services.
A SMS with a thank you note and a link will be sent.
You should click on the link received via sms and follow the instructions.

Your mobile phone must have an Internet connection (e.g. GPRS or WIFI) and a mobile data plan to use this service. This service works in all compatible mobile phones and Bharat Berry application can be installed in all devices irrespective of any which supports the data transfer.

Further details can be had from the website of BSNL and Bharat Berry.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nokia Lumia 800


Windows phone

With 3.7 '' Display,  8 megapixels primary camera, weight 142 gms.

Maximum 3G talk time 9.50 hours and with 335 hours maximum 3G standby time

Maximum music playback time is 55 hours and with 6.5 hours maximum video playback time

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System

Pre-order booking open

Details at:-

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

BSNL offers zero registration charge for new landline connection

India's leading public sector telecom operator, BSNL Chennai Telephones is offering “ZERO REGISTRATION CHARGES for new  Landline connection.  Therefore no amount will  be collected  towards security deposit from the customers while booking for new Landline connection. 

The Security deposit of Rs 500 will be collected in the first bill after the connection is established.  The Zero registration charge is offered to the customers as a promotional offer for a period of 90 days w.e.f 1st Dec 2011.

This customer friendly initiative will help in saving environment to a certain extent due to non-usage of radio waves, which is very harmful to both human beings and birds.

Use this opportunity to help save the enviroment. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Introduction of new Stand alone Broadband Plans by BSNL Chennai Telephones

Promotional offer

BSNL Chennai Telephones is introducing New Broadband Plans:
BBG 500 CS5 -  Offer for 90 days from 21.11.11
BB Home ULD 750 CS7 - Offer for 90 days from 24.11.11
BB Home ULD 900 CS8 - Offer for 90 days from 24.11.11
on  promotional basis for a period of 90 days in 
Chennai Telephones District area.  
The tariff and other relevant details are available 


L&T Infra Tax Saving Bonds 2011B Series - open from 25.11.2011 - 24.12.2011

 L&T Infra Tax Saving Bonds 2011B Series issued by L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (L&T Infra) is open from 25.11.2011 and will close on 24.12.2011. L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited is promoted by the engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and L&T Finance Holdings Limited. 
  • Tenure of the bonds of Rs.1000/- each, is 10 years  from the deemed date of allotment with buyback option at the end of 5 & 7 years.
  • Minimum subscription of 5 bonds of Rs.1000/- each (investment Rs.5000/-) and in multiples of 1 bond of Rs.1000/-, No maximum limit.
  • Interest at 9% per annum, paid annually or cumulative at the end of the term.
  • Rated “CARE AA+” rating CARE and “[ICRA] AA+” from ICRA.
  • Tax benefit under Sec. 80CCF for amount upto Rs.20,000/- only. 
  • Bonds available in Physical as well as Demat form.  
  • TDS shall not be deducted on interest with respect to bonds issued in Demat mode. TDS will apply with respect to bonds issued to investors in physical form.
  • Collecting bankers to the issue: Axis Bank, City Union Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, State Bank of India.
For further details:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Southern Railway Specials
The following special trains will be run by Southern Railwasy to clear the extra rush of passengers during the ensuing Sabari/Winter season.

1)      T. No. 06001 Chennai Central – Kollam Superfast Bi-weekly Special
Will leave Chennai Central at 15.15 hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 22.11.2011 to 19.1.2012 and arrive Kollam at 05.35 hrs. the next day.

2) T. No.06002 Kollam – Chennai Central Bi-weekly Special
Will leave Kollam at 11.30 hrs. on Wednesdays & Fridays from 23.11.2011 to 20.1.2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 03.40 hrs. the next day.

Stoppages at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Podanur, Palakkad, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur and Kayankulam

3)    T. No.06003 Chennai Central – Kollam Superfast Weekly Special
Will leave Chennai Central at 20.45 hrs. on Saturdays from 19.11.2011 to 21.1.2012 and arrive Kollam at 11.30 hrs. the next day.

4)  T. No.06004 Kollam – Chennai Central Weekly Special  
Will leave Kollam at 17.50 hrs. on Sundays from 20.11.2011 to 22.1.2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 10.45 hrs. the next day.

Stoppages at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur and Kayankulam. 

5)    T. No.06005 Chennai Central – Kollam Superfast Weekly Special
Will leave Chennai Central at 20.45 hrs. on Mondays from 21.11.2011 to 16.1.2012 and arrive Kollam at 11.30 hrs. the next day.

6)  T.No.06006 Kollam – Chennai Central Weekly Special
will leave Kollam at 17.50 hrs. on Tuesdays from 22.11.2011 to 17.1.2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 10.45 hrs. the next day

Stoppages at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur and Kayankulam.  

Advance reservation commences from on 17.11.2011.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Now, higher returns for small savings like PPF, MIS, etc.

 The Government has accepted the recommendations of an expert panel, headed by former RBI Deputy Governor Shyamala Gopinath, to move to a market-linked interest rate system for small savings schemes, which means, higher returns to millions of small savings investors.

The upper limit on PPF investment has also been increased to Rs.1 lakh per year from the present Rs.70,000/- annual investment ceiling.

The proposals accepted are:

Interest on Savings Bank Deposit to be raised to 4% from the current rate of 3.5%
Interest on 5 Year Time Deposit to be raised to 8.3% from the current rate of 7.5%
Interest on 5 Year MIS to be raised 8.2% from the current rate of 8%
Interest on PPF to be raised to 8.6% from the current rate of 8%
Interest on 5 year NSC to be raised to 8.4% from the current rate of 8%

Maturity for Monthly Income Scheme and National Savings Certificate to be cut to 5 years from the present 6 years.

Payment of 5% bonus on MIS maturity to be discontinued

Interest on loans form PPF raised to 2% per annum from the present 1%

New National Savings Certificate with 10 year maturity period is to be introduced with 8.7% interest per annum.

Return on PPF, Public Provident Fund scheme is expected to be 8.6% from the present 8%.

Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) to be discontinued.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Introduction of online booking of Retiring Rooms at Chennai Central

Southern railway is adding one more feather in its cap by introducing on line booking of Retiring Rooms at Chennai Central. This passenger amenity  has been commissioned on 2nd November 2011.   The entire operation has been computerised by the Indian Railways with the system developed in association with Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS).  The entire operation is computerised thereby avoiding manual interference at any stage. This is a welcome move on the part of Indian Railways and frequent users will be much benefited by this move since this facility is open to all passengers 90 days in advance as applicable for normal reservation by trains and booking accommodation in retiring rooms can be done at the time of reserving the journey ticket itself.

Also the passenger seeking accommodation at Retiring Room at various stations can  approach the matron of Retiring Room quoting the PNR number at the time of reserving the journey ticket. 

For passengers cancelling the journey, retiring room reservation can also be cancelled and refunds will be made as per rules.

The computer system has been enabled in such a way that the passengers will be able to know the vacancy position of retiring rooms at various location where on line booking is already  commissioned. 

At present this facility is available to 18 stations in Indian Railway including Chennai Central, Madurai and Rameswaram and to Chennai Egmore station shortly.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Aadhaar card must for LPG refills - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

It has been reported in newspapers that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has recently issued orders  making the Unique Identification Number (UID) under the Aadhaar project must for availing LPG refills.  Through this move, the government aims to prevent multiple connections and also in preventing availing of LPG cylinders in other names.  This has become necessary since the government is spending heavily on subsidising the domestic LPG cylinders.  This move will also increase the enrolment for Aadhaar, which most of the people are not keen to avail.
It is expected that consumers will be given reasonable time to comply with the directive of the government.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Aadhar idenity card now issued at Anna Road Post Office, Chennai

இந்திய குடிமக்களுக்காக இலவசமாக வழங்கப்படும் 12 டிஜிட் எண் கொண்ட ஆதார் அடையாள அட்டையை பதிவு செய்து பெற்றுக்கொள்ளலாம். பாஸ்போர்ட் இருக்கிறதோ இல்லையோ இந்த கார்டு ஒவ்வொரு குடிமகனுக்கும் அவசியம்.

27.10.2011 முதல்அண்ணாசாலை தலமை தபால் நிலையத்தில் மட்டும் உங்கள் அப்ளிகேஷனைபுர்த்தி செய்து, உங்கள் பத்து விரல் கை ரேகை பதிந்து, புகைப்படம் எடுத்த பிறகு உங்களுக்கு தற்காலிக ஐடி கொடுப்பார்கள். 30 - 60 ந.ாட்களுக்குள் வீட்டுக்கு உங்களுக்கு ஒரிஜினல் கார்டு கிடைக்கும். உங்களுடைய கார்டு ஸ்டெட்டஸை ஆன்லைன் மூலம் உங்களிடம் ஒருக்கும் தற்காலிக ஐடி மூலம் தெரிந்து கொள்ளலாம். இதற்க்கு கட்டணம் ஒன்றும் கிடையாது. இந்த கார்டு மூலம் உங்கள் வங்கி கணக்கும் இனைக்கபடும். இது தான் நமது நாட்டின் பாஸ்போர்ட்டுக்கு அடுத்த பெரிய ஐடி. இதை வைத்து நேபாலுக்கு கூட பாஸ்போர்ட் இல்லாமல் செல்லலாம்.

நவம்பர் 1-ம் தேதி முதல் மயிலாப்பூர், தியாகராய நகர் மற்றும் பூங்கா நகர் ஆகிய பகுதிகளில் உள்ள தலைமைத் தபால் நிலையங்கள் மூலம் அடையாள அட்டை பதிவுப் பணி தொடங்க உள்ளது. நவம்பர் 21-ம் தேதி முதல் 31 மாவட்டங்களில் உள்ள தலைமைத் தபால் நிலையங்களில் அடையாள அட்டை பதிவுப் பணி தொடங்கவுள்ளது.

கார்டு பெற அப்ளிகேஷனை இங்கு டவுன்லோடு செய்யலாம். -

கார்டு பெற தேவையான டாகுமென்ட்ஸ் இங்கு பார்த்து தெரிந்து கொள்ளலாம். -

Thursday, October 13, 2011

EON, by Hyundai. Launch


Hyundai Motors has released  'Eon', a small car on October 13 and will be available in 5-6 variants.
The basic version of the car will be a non-AC one, while subsequent variants will see the addition of AC, power steering and power windows. The top-end model will come fitted with an MP3 player, single Airbag and will feature keyless entry. Eon comes equipped with a three-cylinder 814cc engine and will deliver a mileage of 21.1 kmpl.  Price will  be in the range of  Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2.6 lakh.  Price of other variants will be higher.
Bookings for the car has started from October 1 and can be done at Hyundai dealerships or by logging on to the website www.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

All above Steve Jobs - Tribute to Apple man

Read the following tribute to Steve Jobs by Prince of Saudi (Alwaleed)
Three “apples” have changed the world, the “Adams Apple”, the “Newton Apple” and “Steve Jobs’ Apple.”  What an apt tribute!

If you are interested to know more above Steve Jobs, go to  This website is entirely dedicted to Steve Jobs and presents the biography alongwith lot of pictures and movies of this great man.

Don't miss it. Comment on Steve to pay your tribute.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Long term infrastructure bonds from 'POWER FINANCE CORPORATION' - Issue Open

Long term infrastructure bonds by Power Finance Corporation, A Government of India Navaratna Company, registered with RBI as NBFC is open from 29.9.2011 and will close on 4.11.2011.

  • Issue size is Rs.200 crores with an option to retain oversubscription upto Rs.6,900/- crores.
  • Tenure of the bonds is 10 and 15 years with lock-in of 5 and 7 years.
  • Minimum investment of Rs.5000/- and in multipels of Rs.5000/-, No maximum limit.
  • CRISIL rating of "AAA/Stable and "AAA with stable outlook from ICRA.
  • Tax benefit under Sec. 80CCF for amount upto Rs.20,000/- only.
  • Bonds available in Physical as well as Demat form.  No TDS on interest if applied in Demat form.

For further details:


In terms of the notification, the bonds are classified as ‘long term infrastructure bonds’, having benefits under section 80CCF of the income tax act. In accordance with section 80CCF of the income tax act, the amount, not exceeding Rs.20,000, paid or deposited as subscription to ‘long-term infrastructure bonds’ during the previous year relevant to the assessment year beginning April 1, 2012 shall be deducted in computing the taxable income of a resident individual or HUF. In the event that any applicant applies for the bonds in excess of Rs. 20,000, (including long term infrastructure bonds by any other eligible entity) the aforestated tax benefits shall be available to such applicant only to the extent of Rs.20,000.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Topper, video lessons for Classes 9-12, CBSE, ICSE, State Boards, by BSNL

BSNL, in association with M/s Greycells 18 Media Ltd. launches a unique initiative for
students of Classes 9-12 covering syllabus of various boards like CBSE, ICSE & other
Major state boards.

Launched under the brand name of Toppers, the service is available for Science & Maths
subjects. Has most comprehensive library of video lessons covering the entire curriculum,
online tests with unique assessment tools & study material to help students do their homework
& prepare for exams

Video lessons delivered by finest faculty integrating conventional teaching tools with 3D
graphics, Real life examples to make understanding of concepts easier & Effective.

BSNL Topper subscription is available for any ADSL broadband customer of BSNL. Charges
are very nominal at Rs 150/- per month per class & data download under this service is not
counted in total download count of broadband for the month.

For further details :

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BSNL rationalises SMS tariff as per TRAI's Regulation

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced rationalization of its SMS Packs in order to implement the TRAI’s Regulations to sets a cap of 100 SMSs per day per users.

BSNL has withdrawn some of its SMS pack and introduced NEW SMS packs at Rs. 32, Rs. 21, Rs. 14 and Rs. 53 with revised validity and 100 SMS per day cap as per TRAI’s regulation.  Existing BSNL SMS Pack users can enjoy the offerings at present tariff/ Free SMS till the expiry of the current SMS STVs.  All new SMS Pack comes with the cap of 100 SMS/day and will be available from 27th September 2011.

All the new SMS Pack STVs are applicable to customers while in HOME LSA & while on National Roaming across India too.  The SMS STVs/SMS Packs under 2G & 3G Prepaid mobile services will not be applicable on “Blackout days” for which normal SMS charges as per plan will be applicable.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Now Google+ is open to all. Join today.

Good news, Google plus is now  open to everyone. After making some improvements, they have come up with the final version so that everyone can use this very efficiently . Millions of people were waiting since its beta launch for limited users can now get Google+ invitation directly from the Google site. Yes, just visit Google and get your invitation link through blue color arrow. Just click on that to signup Google+.

This is one of the biggest project for Google and so they have are inviting each and everyone through the Google home page. Since billions and billions of of searches are made on Google, this will surely draw attention to large number of people. This will turn add to mind boggling Google+ users

 You can also visit to join Google+.

google invitation

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Passport Seva Kendras in Chennai City becomes operational for citizens

Passport Service
Call toll free 1800 258 1800 (8.00 am to 10.00 pm all days except public holiday
The Regional Passport Office, Chennai will function in the new address: Rayala Towers, 4th floor, New No.158, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002 (Near Spencers)

Three Passport Seva Kendras under the jurisdiction of Regional Passport Office, Chennai has been functional from 16th September, 2011 for citizens in the Districts of Chennai City, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri Kancheepuram, karaikkal, Krishnagiri, Puducherry, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Vellore in Tamilnadu and Puducherry.

The Passport Seva Kendras will function from Monday to Friday from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM with lunch time break from 1.30 PM to 2.00 PM.

The addresses of Passport Seva Kendras are:

1.      VADAPALANI – No.1, Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Road, Saligramam, Chennai 600093
2.      AMINJIKARAI – Navins Presidium, No.103, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminjikarai, Chennai 600029
3.      TAMBARAM – Claret Complex, Old No.4a & 4b, New No.17 & 19 Duraisamy Reddy Street, Tambaram, Chennai 600045

Full capacity online appoints open from 1st October 2011.

Procedure for Online Application in the Passport Seva System:

1.            Log on to website,
2.            Create your user ID and assign a password
3.            Fill & submit the application form online or download the e-Form, fill and upload the same in the website. You can also scan & upload relevant supporting documents.
4.            You should note the Application Reference Number (ARN), schedule an appointment and take printout of Application Slip
5.            You should visit the designated Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)
6.            Applicant’s present is mandatory alongwith all required original documents and photocopies. 
7.            Your photograph will be capture at the PSK.
8.            You can track the status of your application or get any assistance by calling 1800-258-1800 or logging on to

Important information to note:

1.      Only applications with prior appointment will be processed at Passport Seva Kendra.  Walk-in applicants will be allowed in emergency cases only.
2.      From 1st October 2011 onwards, full appointments as per the total capacity at PSKs will be opened to public while Regional Passport Office will stop accepting applications, except for emergency cases.
3.      Applicants who have already taken appointments in the existing system should visit Regional Passport Office to submit their applications.
4.      Appoints are made available on the website on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a 3 day lead time.
5.      District Passport Cells (DPCs) will continue to accept applications for passport services. DPCs will accept applications for Fresh Passport only (No Re-Issue, Lost/ Damaged / Miscellaneous Services).  Applicants must submit their details in the new application form ONLY.  Applicants may download the new Application Form from the online portal (, take a print-out, manually fill in and submit the same in the DPCs.
6.      In the new system, all miscellaneous services will fall under ‘Re-issue) category.  Therefore, the services will be classified as Fresh, Re-issue and PCC.
7.      Citizens who have applied for a passport in the old system will have to track the application in the old system only and call centre will not give information pertaining to the old system.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Special trains to clear extra rush

Southern Railways will run the following special trains to clear extra rush of passengers

1) T. No.06083 Chennai Central – Nagercoil Special (via. Chennai Egmore)

Train will leave Chennai Central at 13.40 hrs. on 22.9.2011 and arrive Nagercoil at 05.15 hrs. on 23.9.2011. Stoppages will be at Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Tirunelveli and Valliyur.

2) Chennai Central – Mangalore Superfast Specials (via. Coimbatore)

Train will leave Chennai Central at 20.45 hrs. on 16.9.2011 and arrive Mangalore Central at 13.00 hrs. 0n 17.9.2011. Stops at at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod.

3) T. No.06084 Nagercoil – Chennai Egmore Superfast Special

Train will leave Nagercoil at 17.05 hrs. on 27.9.2011 and arrive Chennai Egmroe at 06.00 hrs. on 28.9.2011. Stoppages at Valliyur, Tirunelveli, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Vriddhachalam, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tambaram and Mambalam..

Reservation for the above trains can be made from 14.9.2011.