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Heatwave likely in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana in April, May: MeT

Written by | March 3, 2017 | 0
Hyderabad: The people of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh need to brace themselves for a sweltering summer this year as the weatherman has predicted temperatures to be above normal in the coming months. “It will be almost similar to that (last year). Last year also temperatures recorded were one degree above normal. It will be a similar scenario this year as well,” director of Meteorology Centre of IMD in Hyderabad, Y K Reddy said. The next two months may also witness heatwave like conditions, he said. The temperatures could be as high as 47 degrees Celsius on some days in April and May. The mercury levels would be around 45 degrees Celsius on many days, Reddy said. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had last week said that it would prepare an action plan to deal with

China warns India against allowing Dalai to visit Arunachal

Written by | March 3, 2017 | 0
China today warned India against allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, saying it would cause “serious damage” to the bilateral ties and peace in the disputed border region. “China is gravely concerned over information that India has granted permission to the Dalai to visit Arunachal Pradesh,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the media here.  China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of Tibet and routinely objects to any visits by top leaders, officials and diplomats to the area. China had also aired similar concerns in October last year when India granted permission to the Tibetan spiritual leader to visit Arunachal Pradesh at the invitation of the state government. The visit is expected to take place this year.”China is strongly

Delhi University violence: BJP, ABVP party of goons, says Arvind Kejriwal

Written by | March 3, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused the ruling BJP at the Centre of being a ‘party of goons’ and said last week’s violent students clashes in Delhi University has got parents worried about their wards. ‘The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and the ABVP are the party of goons and rowdies. Whoever opposes RSS or the BJP, they call them anti-national,’ the Aam Aadmi Party leader said on the sidelines of an event here. He also expressed his unhappiness at the death and rape threats against Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who had launched a social media campaign against the RSS’ students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the wake of the February 22 clashes outside Ramjas College that left over a dozen people injured. ‘The

My father didn’t give me chance to panic: Alia Bhatt on death threats

Written by | March 3, 2017 | 0
Reacting to the ‘death threats’ Bhatt family faced recently, Alia Bhatt said that her father Mahesh Bhatt and the police did not give her a chance to panic and added that all are safe and happy now. “My father (Mahesh Bhatt) and the police did not give me a chance to panic. They just took over. But things have resolved now. Everyone is safe and happy,” said Alia. Adding, “With my father (Mahesh Bhatt) by my side, there is no reason to get scared.” Meanwhile, based on the complaint registered by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, the Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) has, with the help of Special Task Force (STF) UP Police, identified and detained one person in connection to the threats, yesterday. The caller had demanded Rs. 50 lakh from Bhatt and threatened to kill his daughter

Modi takes a dig at SP-Congress alliance, says no development in UP

Written by | March 3, 2017 | 0
Mirzapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a dig at the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh and reminded people of a past remark of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi that there was no development in the state. Addressing a gathering here, the Prime Minister referred to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Khaat Sabha’ in the state last year — before the two parties sewed up a pre-poll alliance for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections  and said the Gandhi family scion had rapped the state government for the poor power situation during one such event in Madihan. Responding to the Chief Minister’s jibe on electricity supply in the state, Modi said: “Akhilesh Yadav asked me to touch wires to check where there is electricity supply or not. But I would

Prez calls for reservation for women in Parliament

Written by | March 3, 2017 | 0
CHENNAI: No society can call itself civilized if it does not honor women, President Pranab Mukherjee said Friday as he emphasized on providing reservation for women in Parliament. Addressing a function here, Mukherjee said the recognition of women in the country’s growth has not been taken into account while calculating the GDP, which reflects the attitude of discrimination of the society. “It’s really a dichotomy in our society where we call women as a source of power, embodiment of motherhood. We worship women as deities. Our core civilizational values tell us to respect a woman. “But unfortunately, we are really disturbed when day-in and day-out we are confronted by news of brutalizing of women. Sometimes we wonder. Today we are called as civilized society. Can any

Lamborghini Aventador S Launched In India At INR 5.01 Crore : Official Release

Written by | March 3, 2017 | 0
Lamborghini extended its list of offerings in the Indian market with the launch of Aventador’s. The new supercar has been priced at INR 5.01 Crore. You would’ve probably read our launch report. Visually, the S moniker adds more aggressively sculpted, as well as more aerodynamic front and rear bumpers. The new S model will inherit the naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine from the Aventador family, but it has been tuned to deliver 40 HP more than the outgoing model, uplifting the output to 740 HP. This time, we have the official release by Automobili Lamborghini India.: Automobili Lamborghini India, today launched the Lamborghini Aventador’s in India. The new Lamborghini Aventador S represents a new era of aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving

Beheading remark: Kerala CM says Sangh Parivar has taken many heads, RSS condemns its leader’s comment

Written by | March 2, 2017 | 0
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday downplayed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader K. Chandrawat”s threatening remark against him and said the right-wing group has taken heads of several people. “Sangh Parivar has taken heads of several”But we are to travel na” Vijayan told the media here. RSS on the other hand has strongly condemned the statement and said that the organisation doesn’t support such acts of violence. It also clarified that view of merely one person shouldn’t be taken as the collective goal of the entire organisation. “RSS doesn’t subscribe to any views advocating violence & strongly condemn it. Attached statement is loud & clear”, Dr MM Vaidya; tweets RSS pic.twitter.com/wIOIaDM0Tc — ANI (@ANI_news)

BJP wants these burqa-clad women checked

Written by | March 2, 2017 | 0
Lucknow: The BJP on Thursday urged the Election Commission to ensure deployment of women police and para-military forces at “sensitive” polling booths in the last two phases of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls to examine burqa-clad female voters. n a representation to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), the party said, “The BJP demands that to establish the identity of burqa-clad female voters in the sixth and seventh phase of the UP polls, women police and central para-military forces be posted at the sensitive and hyper-sensitive polling booths.” It said a large number of burqa-clad women exercise their franchise and there was a possibility of false voting. “Adequate deployment of female police would ensure proper checking of women voters, and at the same

The battle is on ..Modiji is all talk, no work: Rahul Gandhi

Written by | March 2, 2017 | 0
Gorakhpur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling any of his promises made for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a public rally here, the Congress leader said that all that the Prime Minister has done in the last three years is “talk useless things” and do nothing.”Modiji had promised to give two crore jobs per year. Has this happened,” Gandhi asked before the cheering crowds. Adding that the Prime Minister had no connect with the poor and farmers, the Gandhi scion urged the people to vote for the Congress-Samajwadi Party (SP) alliance so that their lives can be changed for good. “I have taken out a kisan yatra from Deoria to Delhi and I know that farmers of the country are in bad shape…all

Saffron activists gheraoed Moulvi’s house after Hindu girls stayed with Muslim friend

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
Puttur: Communal clash erupted at Koila village in Puttur taluk after Saffron activists objected staying of three girls belonging to another religion in the house of a Muslim cleric. The incident happened 21 February evening when the Hindutva activists gheraoed the cleric’s house and questioned the Hindu girls stay. According to media reports, Mohammed, who is a cleric at a local mosque was not at home at the time of the incident. The cleric’s daughter Sameena, and her class-fellow Riya, Reena and Soniya (names changed) from GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Mysuru had come to Dakshina Kannada on holiday. The three girls decided to stay at Sameena’s house. As soon as right-wing activists learned about this, they created ruckus and also spread rumours on social media

Hijab-wearing woman quits White House job after Trump’s Muslim ban

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
A hijab-wearing woman quit her job merely eight days into the Donald Trump administration, due to the Muslim ban imposed by the 70-year-old American president. Rumana Ahmed, a Bangladeshi immigrant whose family moved to the US in 1978, penned a long piece in The Atlantic to talk about the tenuous eight days she worked for the Trump administration. Ahmed, in her 30s, had joined the White House in 2011 and later moved to the National Security Council under the Barack Obama administration. She wrote glowingly about the previous administration, writing that she always felt “welcomed and included”, but the incoming administration’s continuous vilification of the Muslims and the eventual travel ban on Muslims from seven countries firmed her mind to leave her West Wing job. The George

TDP urges Govt to mount pressure on Trump administration to ensure safety of Indians

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
Amaravati: The Telugu Desam Party today expressed grave concern over the increasing “racial attacks” on Indians in USA and urged the Indian government to mount pressure on the Donald Trump administration to ensure full safety of the expatriates. “Our politburo discussed the issue and expressed grave concern over the growing racial attacks in the US. We have decided to raise this issue in Parliament and exert pressure on the US government through the Centre to provide full protection to non-resident Indians and non-resident Telugus,” TDP politburo member and MLA Kalava Srinivasulu told reporters. He was speaking after their meeting at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s residence this afternoon. The CM would write to the Prime Minister in this regard, he said. The TDP’s

Hyderabad under heat stress, discomfort levels to get worse

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
Hyderabad: Ever wondered why you feel hotter than it is supposed to be?.Here’s why. As per a study, the country’s average heat index has shown a significant decadal increase over 60 years, growing at a rate of 0.56 degree Celsius and 0.32 degree Celsius in summer and monsoon. Heat index is a measure of stress that humans face due to increased heat and humidity. The higher the heat index, the hotter one feels, since sweat does not readily evaporate and cool the skin. The study was jointly conducted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). Out of the 25 big cities analyzed, 17 were found with an average summer heat index in the ‘very hot’ category. These include Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata,

Dimple Yadav takes a dig at PM Modi over his ‘Diwali-Ramazan’ remarks

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party leader Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, today launched a fresh salvo against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making statements with communal overtones during the state assembly polls. Barely hours after the airing of PM Modi’s monthly radio address “Mann ki Baat”, Dimple addressed an election rally in Jaunpur and said, “Jo teen saal se mann ki baat kar rahe the, unke mann ki baat mein thi bhed bhaav, jaati-dharm, Diwali-Ramzan, Shamshan-Kabristan ki baat.” “The people who were saying Mann ki Baat for the last three years, they had discrimination in their hearts, on the lines of caste-religion, Diwali-Ramzan, Shamshan-Kabristan,” the Samajwadi Party leader said. Dimple’s charge was with

UP Polls Phase 5: Fate Of 608 Candidates To Be Decided By 1.84 Crore Voters Tomorrow

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
The fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections goes to poll tomorrow with 51 Assembly constituencies spread across 11 districts, five of which border Nepal. Prominent contestants in this phase include controversial minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati (SP), who will be facing Amita Singh (Congress) and Garima Singh (BJP) in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi. Amita is the wife of Congress leader Sanjay Singh, while Garima is his estranged spouse, making it a “rani versus rani” contest. ALSO READ: UP Polls 2017: PM Modi Slams SP, Terms Kanpur Train Accident A ‘Conspiracy’ The districts going to polls in this phase are Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Basti, Siddharth Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi and Sultanpur. Due to death of Samajwadi

KTR meets Family of Indian Engineer shot in Kansas

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
Hyderabad: The body of Hyderabad engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in the US in what appears to be a hate crime, will arrive in the city on Monday. Telangana Minister for NRI Affairs KT Rama Rao said the body will arrive by an Air India flight at 9.45pm. After consoling the parents of Srinivas, he told reporters that the slain engineer’s wife Sunayana Dumala and other relatives will accompany the body. The Minister visited the house of Srinivas in Bachupally in Hyderabad and consoled his parents and other family members. He spoke to Sinivas’ father K Madhusudhana Sastry and mother Parvata Vardhini, who was inconsolable. The Minister later told reporters that Srinivas’ parents said that while no government can bring back their son, all efforts should be made

Hyderabad girl sets Guinness record for playing marathon carrom

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
Hyderabad: Husna Sameera, a sixteen-year-old girl from Hyderabad who created a Guinness record along with 22-year-old Allada Pavan for the “longest carrom playing marathon”, was felicitated for her achievement at the Press Club of Hyderabad on Saturday. “I wish to be the world’s youngest champion,” she said while speaking at the function. While the game was played at Vijayawada on December 26 and 27, 2016, she got the official certificate and a letter of appreciation earlier this week.

Shah Rukh Khan plays down rumours that he REFUSED to work with Kangana Ranaut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next

Written by | February 26, 2017 | 0
We revealed to you last year that Kangana Ranaut and Shah Rukh Khan might come together for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next. Kangana was apparently in the running for a huge part opposite SRK in one of SLB’s next. The actress had also confirmed this  when she said.“Sanjay sir just spoke to me about the film, saying that he wants to make it with me and Shah Rukh sir. But it’s at a very premature stage. It’s not that I am working with Shah Rukh sir tomorrow or something like that. So, yeah, like I said, it’s at a very premature stage.” However, looks like things didn’t go according to plan and now, they aren’t coming together for the film. While BollywoodLife had revealed to you that it was SRK who left the project coz he liked another script, a weird rumour started doing the

New Delhi: For Mohammed Siraj, the first thing on his mind is to buy a house for his father Mohammed Ghaus and mother Shabana Begum in a good Hyderabad locality. And why not? The speedster has landed a Rs 2.6 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, thanks to a brilliant first class season that saw him get India A and Rest of India call-ups. Read: Porter’s son T Natarajan: From tennis ball star to IPL big bucks “Today, I remember my first income playing cricket. It was a club match and my maternal uncle was the captain of the team. I got 9 wickets for 20 odd runs in that 25 over game. My uncle was so happy he gave me Rs 500 as a prize. It was a great feeling. But today when the bid was raised to Rs 2.6 crore, I just went numb,” Siraj told PTI during an interaction from Hyderabad. Coming from a lower middle class family, it is but obvious that he is indebted to his parents for their sacrifices in making him a professional cricketer. “Mere walid saab (Father) ne bahot mehnat ki hain (My father has slogged). He drove auto all these years but never let financial pressure of the family affect me or my elder brother. A bowling spikes costs a lot and he would just get the best for me. I want to buy a house for them now in a good locality,” an emotional Siraj said. Read: ‘Big Ben’ Stokes stands tall; Indians hit pay dirt “My parents have seen hard days. Today my elder brother is a software engineer in a reputed IT firm. I didn’t have interest in studies and my mother would bash me up giving my elder brother’s example. But today she’s on top of the world,” said Siraj. For him, the progress was a gradual one. “Since I started from tennis ball cricket, I am self taught. I had pace but tennis ball cricket teaches you to bowl in blockholes. Then I played Hyderabad U22, Mushtaq Ali, Vijay Hazare and then Ranji Trophy followed by India A. I have taken one step at a time. Next is IPL followed by senior national team,” said Siraj. Sharing the dressing room with VVS Laxman as mentor and captained by David Warner is a big plus. “As a youngster, I would like to learn everything I can. Laxman sir is there and I would get a chance to interact with a player of David Warner’s stature,” concluded Siraj.

Written by | February 20, 2017 | 0
For Mohammed Siraj, the first thing on his mind is to buy a house for his father Mohammed Ghaus and mother Shabana Begum in a good Hyderabad locality. And why not? The speedster has landed a Rs 2.6 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, thanks to a brilliant first class season that saw him get India A and Rest of India call-ups. Read: Porter’s son T Natarajan: From tennis ball star to IPL big bucks “Today, I remember my first income playing cricket. It was a club match and my maternal uncle was the captain of the team. I got 9 wickets for 20 odd runs in that 25 over game. My uncle was so happy he gave me Rs 500 as a prize. It was a great feeling. But today when the bid was raised to Rs 2.6 crore, I just went numb,” Siraj told during an interaction from Hyderabad. Coming from