LIVE STREAMING OF ASIA CUP now available exclusively to Tata Indicom and Tata DOCOMO subscribers

Hyderabad: June 18, 2010: It doesn’t get any bigger than this! Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), India’s fastest-growing pan-India dual-technology telecom service provider, has introduced Football and Cricket match service on the move, for Tata Indicom and DOCOMO subscribers respectively.

Tata Photon services that is synonymous with speed, accessibility providing superior live streaming mobile TV services on the move. Providing exclusive cricket streaming content on mobile, Mr. Zubin Jimmy Dubash, AVP & Head VAS New Product Innovations, Tata DOCOMO, Tata Indicom & Tata Photon, said “Having earned the affection of our customers on popular brands Tata DOCOMO and Tata Photon, we are striving each day to provide value to them. The Asia Cup offering live and exclusive on Tata DOCOMO, and Tata Photon Plus is one of the many such initiatives we will be offering in the future to our customers”.

As the sports fever is religiously catching up with youngsters, the ongoing football/soccer games and the Asia Cup fever, it makes worthwhile to offer services to subscribers that will be relevant and engaging. Adding to the fervor, Mr. Rishimohan Malhotra, Head-VAS, Tata DOCOMO said, “Indians are a big time cricket fans and whatever the form of tournament maybe – One day or 20-20, there is enough excitement and passion to watch Indians play. To offer easy accessibility of getting score updates and viewing live content on the move, Tata DOCOMO offers its subscribers score updates for both soccer and cricket along-with exclusive Live streaming of Asia cup matches using GPRS on their mobile phones.”

Asia Cup: Subscribers can stream live content, listen to score updates, download special videos and get SMS alerts for Asia Cup matches. Tata Teleservices has entered into an exclusive partnership with Apalya to offer live streaming of Asia Cup for both Tata Photon Plus users and Tata DOCOMO subscribers.

For Tata Photon Plus customers Asia Cup is accessible on their Mobile and laptop using Tata Photon TV, with the addition of an exclusive channel telecasting the event. The pricing for the event on laptop is Rs 5 per match; Rs 25 for the full tournament while Asia Cup is available absolutely free of cost for Tata Photon TV on Mobile. Tata Photon TV is available only on LG 510, Samsung-Corby, Samsung-M519-Metro & Blackberry-9630 (Pre imbedded) Handsets to watch Asia cup channel for live football matches.

For Tata DOCOMO (GSM subscribers) Asia Cup content is delivered through multiple channels. Subscribers can take their pick for getting Asia Cup updates through:

 Live streaming of Asia cup matches on mobile using GPRS. This is in exclusive partnership with Apalya. Tata DOCOMO subscribers have to download MiMobiTV, a simple GPRS based application that allows you to watch Asia Cup 2010 on streaming enabled Mobile handsets. Subscribers can download the client application at no cost while browsing the content is charged at 1p/1 KB in home network and 10p/10KB while on off net roaming. To download the application, users will have to send an SMS ‘LIVE’ to 54321 (Toll Free).
 Users can get Asia cup updates on SMS that is available in three different packs; Daily pack at Rs 5 for every match, Weekly pack at Rs 10 for 7days and Monthly pack at Rs 30 for 30 days. Users can also avail of Daily match updates via Voice packs by dialling 54321194 @ Rs. 5 per Match day.
 Using the GPRS platform, Tata DOCOMO subscribers have a choice to download exclusive videos of Asia Cup. The Asia Cup Portal by Vuclip will have videos of Match Highlights, Wickets, Fours & Sixes. Users can watch the video clips of match being played as well as previous matches. Data charges as per the data tariff plan of the user.

My Soccer: Tata Indicom offers ‘Football Fever’ application for all the subscribers on BREW and WAP platform. The application offers an amazing chance to enjoy Football world cup updates, reviews and ratings on mobile phones. To avail the application subscribers have to simply surf on Tata zone from their Tata Indicom CDMA brew handset and download the Football Fever application. Subscribers will be charged Rs 10 for a week to download the application while there are no charges for surfing on the application. Users can also find wallpapers and soccer anthem. Pricing for wallpapers is Rs. 10 and for anthem Rs. 10 for poly ringtone and Rs. 15 for voice ringtones.

On the WAP platform there are interesting services like:

• Asia cup live action – Asia cup 2010 video highlights available on VU Clip. (Data charges applicable 10 paisa/10 KB)
• Soccer Special Category – wallpapers & Football Anthem: Waving Flag WC 2010 available as ringtone on all WAP handsets (Price Rs.10 for wallpapers & Rs.10 for poly ringtone, Rs.15 for voice ringtones)
• Football Games: 4 Football Java (Wicked Football, Footballz Africa, Soccer Challenge & Footballz 2010) games live on WAP inside Soccer Special category on Home Page (Price Rs.29 for 15 days)
• Soccer babe videos – download videos from TATA Zone WAP (Price Rs.10)

TATA DOCOMO subscribers have the power and freedom to choose the product benefits on a daily basis. Subscribers can activate any Soccer related services just by pressing *141# from their mobile and can activate any of the packs as per their needs/requirements.

• Soccer World Cup—Call Me Tunes
– To Download the Soccer World Cup Anthem as your Call Me Tune Call 543211@ 5p/Sec or SMS SET<384678> to 543211(Toll Free)
– Download Charges @ Rs 15/Song.

• Soccer World Cup Anthem-My Song
– To Make this as your ***My Song*** Call 543217 @ 5p/Sec.
– Download Charge @ Rs 10/Song with 90 Days Validity.

• Soccer Voice Pack
– Monthly subscription pack of Rs.15 per month.
– Match Day pack of Rs.2 per day.

• SMS Pack on 54321
(1) Monthly Pack @ Rs. 30
(2) Weekly Pack @ Rs. 10
(3) Team Packs @ Rs. 10* (team pack will cover the teams of Italy, Brazil, France, Argentina, Germany, Portugal, England, Holland and Spain)
(4) Daily Pack @ Rs. 5

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Tata DOCOMO Offers ‘EAMCET Results 2010’ through SMS/Voice Portal

Hyderabad: June 15, 2010: In an endeavour to offer its valuable customers the privilege of getting instant information on their finger tips, Tata DOCOMO-the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices Limited announced that its customers can now avail the benefit of knowing EAMCET results on SMS and Voice portal. The customers can simply follow a few instructions to get the results on their Tata DOCOMO mobile phones, conveniently.

Tata DOCOMO provides 2 convenient ways to get EAMCET results delivered personally! Using the IVR option, customers will have to dial 54321234 and provide students seven digit Roll Number. For this the subscribers will have to follow a “Pre-registration” wherein customers can register their Roll Numbers by dialing 54321234 and they will be notified through SMS as soon as the results are announced. As a second option customers can also have a choice of getting the result by sending an SMS to 55352. Ex: SMS EAMCET Hall Ticket Number to 55352.

EAMCET exams are extremely crucial for all those aspiring students who wish to make their careers in Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine field. Tata DOCOMO realizes that EAMCET is competitive, tough and is of paramount importance for both students and parents alike. The company wishes all the students best wishes for the results!

Every SMS will be charged at Rs. 3 per SMS and the IVR service will be charged at 10 paise per second.

Tata DOCOMO continues to be the AP’s fastest growing network consistently offering best value plans in line with its brand promise of Pay Per Use etc.

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Mount Opera Resorts Hyderabad Photos, Timings and Entry fee

Mt. Opera, just the place for the well-deserved break that you always wanted to take. Because, we know what you want the most.

Promoted by Sreemitra Estates Pvt. Ltd., a pioneer in entertainment based themes, Mount Opera Multi Theme Park/Resort, over the years has become a global name, when it comes to wholesome entertainment.

Mount Resort Photos


Banquets

Contemplating about throwing a party or a get together? Well, you would find Mount Opera to be an idyllic location for the special moments of celebration and togetherness. The range of options that we have for Banqueting is wide and varied. With different capacities available that can house over 2400 persons.

Some of the facilities that we provide includes, a range of quality business/ corporate suites, each one air-conditioned and self-contained with its own parking area, dedicated reception, bar and caters to meet anything from small meetings to major functions. Other facilities include ultra-fast communications, full-fledged business center, video conferencing, secretarial services, gourmet cooking, quality accommodation.

Here is a list of the venue options available at Mount Opera . Go ahead, make your choice.

“Conference & Banqueting Venues available”

Board Room Capacity Up to 15 persons
Conference Hall Capacity Up to 30 persons
Senate Hall Capacity Up to 300 persons
Young Tarang I – II Capacity Up to 500 persons & 200 persons
Open Air Theatre To accommodate 1500 persons
Terrace Garden Garden with 2400 persons capacity to host Parties and Stage shows
Skating Rink Capacity up to 75 persons
Petal Garden Capacity up to 125 persons

Other Value Added Services

  • Public Liability Insurance cover for visitors of Mount Opera.
  • All staff working have a dost Card ( labour insurance ) provided by the Apollo Hospitals
  • covering any mishaps upto 1lakh.
  • RTC buses made available from Koti via Dilshuknagar and from Secunderabad via LB
  • nagar to Mount Opera.
  • Transit Arrangements ( free Shuttle Service ) from the highway to the Resort and also
    within the resort.
    Medical assistance in more than 4 places within the park vicinity. 24 hours inhouse
    Doctor available on call.
    Ramp way for Physically challenged in and around the park.
  • Proposals
    Cable car to be insalled in the park by the end of 2007
    Running own transport from the main vicinities of the cities.

Resort Facilities
The accommodation that is provided at Mount Opera is certainly of global standards. You would feel the difference right from the moment you step in.The ambience and the service make a world of difference to the total experience called Mount Opera. Be it the ultra-modern deluxe cottages and suites, or the delectable cuisine-we ensure you get the best value for money, which certainly is a very modest one at Mount Opera.

Some of the facilities and services that we offer include:
Suites, Deluxe and Suite Rooms, Independent Deluxe and Suite Cottages all with A.C.
Well furnished and comfortable deluxe room / Suites
Direct dial telephone
Colour T.V. with popular T.V Satellite channels

Services

  • 24 Hours Room service
  • In House Laundry
  • Safe Deposit Lockers
  • Travel Desk
  • Business Center and Car Parking Facility
  • Doctor On Call
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The Hyderabad Deccan Nizam State Photos (IN 1948) Before INDIA Independance

Many of Hyderabadis may not know the the Hyderabad Looks like in early Independence.

Nizam’s Chowmahela Palace

Panoramic view in two parts of the Chaumhalla Palace at Hyderabad, photographed by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. This is part of the Curzon Collection: ‘Views of HH the Nizam’s Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892’. The Chaumhalla Palace complex is made up of four palaces: the Afzal Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal and Aftab Mahal, all arranged around a central courtyard garden with a marble cistern in the centre. The Chaumhalla Palace was commenced in 1750 with later additions by successive Nizams.

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Drawing Room of Chowmahela Palace

Interior view of the Chaumhalla Palace at Hyderabad, photographed by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: ‘Views of HH the Nizam’s Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892’. The Chaumhalla Palace was commenced in 1750 with later additions. The Palace complex is made up of four palaces – the Afzal Mahal, Mahtab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal and Aftab Mahal – arranged around a central courtyard garden with a marble cistern in the centre.

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Interior of Chowmahela Palace

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Nizam’s Chowmahela Palace, Hyderabad; a photo by Lala Deen Dayal, 1880’s

HH the Nizam's Chowmahela Palace, Hyderabad; a photo by Lala Deen Dayal, 1880's

Makkah Masjid in 1948

Makkah Masjid in 1948

Moazzam Jahi Marketplace building

Moazzam Jahi Marketplace building

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Faluk numa Palace Hyderabad

A view of the Falaknuma Palace, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: ‘Views of HH the Nizam’s Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892’. Falaknuma Palace, literally ‘Mirror of the Sky’, was designed in 1872 by an English architect as the private residence of a rich Muslim grandee. In 1897 the Nizam purchased it for use as a guest house. The main part of the building is classical in style with a two storey verandah carrying a central pediment. Another smaller building to the rear, which once housed the zenana, is designed in Indo-Saracenic style. The interior is opulent with an Italianate staircase and a fountain in the marble entrance hall, lined with portraits of British Governor-Generals. The future King George V and Queen Mary stayed here in 1906. This is a distant view of the palace from an opposite hillside.

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Palace of the Hyderabad Royal Family

Palace of the Hyderabad Royal Family

Today’s A.P Assembly building

Today's A.P Assembly building

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State Central Library – Afzalgunj

State Central Library - Afzalgunj

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The entrance bridge to City, Hyderabad; a photo by Lala Deen Dayal, 1880’s

Also called as Purana pool today

The entrance bridge to City, Hyderabad; a photo by Lala Deen Dayal, 1880's

Osmania General Hospital

Osmania General Hospital

Distant view of City, Hyderabad; a photo by Lala Deen Dayal, 1880’s

Distant view of City, Hyderabad; a photo by Lala Deen Dayal, 1880's

State Banquet honoring the visit of the Viceroy of India

State Banquet honoring the visit of the Viceroy of India

Dawakhana Unani – Charminar

Dawakhana Unani - Charminar

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State Cavalry heading a “langer” procession thru the streets of Hyderabad (1948)

State Cavalry heading a langer procession thru the streets of Hyderabad (1948)

Nizam’s personal elephant

Nizam's personal elephant

Haji’s departing (from Nampally station)

Haji's departing (from Nampally station)

Mir Osman Ali Khan, reviewing the troops march from the royal box (probably in Parade grounds Secunderabad)

Mir Osman Ali Khan, reviewing the troops march from the royal box in Parade grounds

Nizam’s Guard Buckle

Nizam's Guard Buckle

Nizam Museum

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Purani Haveli

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Interesting history of Hyderabadi locality names
History of Hyderabad  streets and locality names.

1) Nampally:
Raza Ali Khan, was the Dewan of Nizam’s State in 1670 AD. His Title was ‘Nekh Nam Khan’ A jagir was granted to him, which came to be called nekh-Nampally. This became ‘Nampally’.

2) Begumpet:
Basheerunnissa Begum, daughter of Nizam II was married to a Paigah noble. She received lands in dowry. The village came to be known as Begumpet.

3) Khairatabad:
The jagir granted to Khairunnisa Begum daughrer of Ibrahim Qutub Shah, came to be known as Khairatabad.

4) Begum Bazar:
Land gifted by Humda Begum ( the wife of Nizam Ali Khan Nizamul Mulk) to the merchants of Hyderabad for trade and commerce, finally developed as Begum Bazar.

5) Sultan Bazar:
After 1933, the Residency bazar was renamed Sultan Bazar, when these areas were returned to the Nizam, by the British (Residency).

6) Afzal Gunj:
The V Nizam (Afzalud Dawlah) gifted land to the grain merchants for trade and commerce. The place was named Afzal Gunj.

7) Secunderabad:
Named after Sikander jha (1806) (III Nizam). The Village where British troops were stationed.

8) Ma Saheba Ka Talab:
Hayat Bakshi Begum, wife of Quli Qutub Shah VI – was called Ma Saheba. The tank constructed by her to irrigate lands of Mallepally village, was called Masaheba ka Talab. Finally it was called Masab Tank.

9) Kadve Saheb Ki Galli (lane):
After a person, who was always angry-faced and talked ill of others. This lane is in the old city.

10) Himayat Nagar:
New locality named after Himayat Ali Khan – Azam Jha – eldest son of VII Nizam – Osman Ali Khan ( in 1933). His name was Himayat Ali Khan.

11) Hyderguda:
New locality named after Hyder Ali, who was 1st Talukhdar (District Collector) and owned lands in the village formerly the Jagir of Vaheed Unnisa Begum, wife of Nizam. The locality is called after him, as Hyderguda.

12) Basheer Bagh:
The garden of Sir Asman Jha, Basirud-dulah – a Paigah Noble, who had a palace at the Garden.

13) Somajiguda:
A revenue department employee, named Sonaji, who owned lands and resided in this village. Sonaji became Somaji and the hamlet came to be called ‘Somajiguda’ . (Guda is from Godem a hamlet).

14) Malakpet:
Named after Malik Yakoob, a servant of Abdulah Qutub Shah Golconda King where he resided had a market, hence the name Malakpet.

15) Saidabad:
A Jagir village of Sayed Meer Momin, Dewan of Golconda (1591).

16) Abid Shop:
A Valet and steward of Nizam (VI) Mahboob Ali Khan. This man had his first shop here.

17) Saroornagar:
Named after Sarwari Afzal Bai, mistress of Arasthu Jha. Dewan of Hyderabad, who granted a Jagir,and constructed a palace and Garden for her.

18) Debirpura:
The village named after Abdul Samad with the titles; Dabir-ul Mulk, a noble man.

19) Noor Khan Bazar:
A market developed by Noor Khan, who came from Lucknow, during the time of the II Nizam.

20) A.C.Guards:
A locality to the West of Lakdi-ka-pul. The barracks of Abyssinian Cavalry Guards of Raja of Wanaparthy – (1910) (Abyssinia is the old name of Ethiopia, an East African country).

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Tata Indicom Offers ‘Andhra Pradesh SSC Results’ through SMS

Hyderabad: May 18, 2010: TATA Indicom, the CDMA brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, announced that its customers can now avail the benefit of knowing SSC Board Exam results on SMS. The customers can simply follow a few instructions to instantly get the results on their Tata Indicom mobile phones, conveniently.

To check the results, customers need to dial 505101096 and provide the students’ Roll Number. Further more Tata Indicom also offers a unique feature of “Pre-registration”, wherein customers can register their Roll Numbers by dialing 505101096 and they will be notified through an SMS as soon as the results are announced. As a second option customers can also have a choice of getting the result by sending an SMS to 58282. Ex: SMS RESULT to 58282.

Tata Indicom has ensured that the customers can easily know the SSC Board Exam (10th Class Examination) Results going to be announced on May 19, 2010. Each SMS service will be charged at Rs. 3 per SMS and for IVR at Rs. 6 per minute.

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