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TS CM KCR Slams BJP National Prez Amit Shah May 24, 2017 18:41

TS CM KCR Slams BJP National Prez Amit Shah:- The Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today has slammed the BJP National President Amit Shah. KCR accused Shah for the blatant lies that he had been uttering during his three-day visit to the state. Addressing media persons at Pragathi Bhavan, the CM listed out various inconsistencies in Shah’s claims in providing the Centre’s assistance to Telangana State. KCR contrary to the BJP President’s claim of the Centre extending Rs one lakh crore financial help to the State, said it was the State which was making a hefty contribution to the Central kitty. KCR said, “ The accruals from the State to the Centre including Income Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty and others amounted to Rs 50,013 crore, in 2016-2017, while the Centre’s assistance to the State during the year was only Rs 24,561 crore. This included the support to welfare programmes even.” The Chief Minister further pointed out that the financial support the State had received from the Centre was less than 50% of the State’s contribution to the Union government. He further said it was pathetic for Shah to make such allegations. “Shah also spoke of the Centre giving an additional Rs 20,000 crore annually to Telangana State. Leave alone Rs 20,000 crore, I challenge him to show additional Central assistance of even Rs 2,000 crore,” he said.   “I really do not know why he is indulging in such blatant lies, but it does not befit a person holding that position. I am also not sure whether these are his views or whether the local leadership has fed him with these absurd figures,” said KCR. The TS CM further demanded an immediate explanation from the BJP president. SUPRAJA

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Hyderabadi Cop Suspended After Accused Of Employing Bouncers May 24, 2017 18:09

Following complaints, that a woman Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector of Trimulgherry area, Swathi Goud employed bouncers to manhandle people while on duty was suspended today afternoon. As per Joint Transport Commissioner (Administration), T Raghunath, the cop was suspended on charges of ‘recklessness on duty and for collecting bribe’ as well. The action came in wake of instructions of Principal Secretary (Transport) Sunil Sharma to Transport officials to take strict  action against Goud. Goud was attached to the Secunderabad RTA. The controversy involving Goud had started late on Saturday, after she allegedly got two private bouncers to manhandle a private transport company owner Srikanth Reddy. The incident, which took place at Sagar Ring Road, was captured by the CCTV cameras and the visuals have gone viral, forcing the police to register a case. Srikanth alleged that Swathi demanded bribe to let the driver-cum-owner of the lorry. Srikanth Reddy had all the requisite papers with him and was not at fault. He refused to pay the bribe. Then, Swathi called two bouncers and asked them to thrash Reddy. The thrashing was caught on CCTV cameras. When Reddy went to file a complaint against her with the LB Nagar police, they refused to book a case claiming they would investigate and then register a case. But, the same police registered a case against him after Swathi Goud filed a complaint accusing him of obstructing her duties. “According to reports, she was violating rules and checking vehicles without any directions from higher officials,” an RTA official said, adding that further inquiry will be conducted into the issue. The police have now filed a case against Swathi Goud, with the footage going viral. However, Swathi refuted Reddy’s allegations and said that the lorry driver abused her due to which she sought the help of her brothers. This led to a scuffle, she said. Significantly, the area where the enforcement drive was conducted, does not fall under Swathi Goud’s jurisdiction. There have been similar complaints against her over breaching jurisdiction. She is also said to have used her position to get some cases against her brother struck off. SUPRAJA

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Ranbir’s Jagga Jasoos Finally Gets A Release Date May 24, 2017 17:45

Ranbir’s Jagga Jasoos Finally Gets A Release Date:- The makers of “Jagga Jasoos” have finally announced the release date of the film which is way beyond its actual schedule. Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif starrer movie is finally set to release on July 14, 2017. The much delayed project, directed by Anurag Basu, was earlier supposed to hit theatres on April 7. The teaser trailer of the movie produced by Disney and Pictureshuru Production which was released last year in December, garnered rave reviews and adulation. Going by the trailer it looks likely that the film will be an ideal movie for the family audiences.   Written by Basu, the film also stars Saurabh Shukla, Adah Sharma and Sayani Gupta in key roles. This is the first collaboration between Basu and Katrina. The filmmaker has previously worked with Ranbir in “Barfi”. Music director Pritam has composed the music for the film. Speculations were rife that the film's release got delayed owing to Ranbir and Katrina’s personal problems but the makers took the time to complete the film to ensure they leave no stone unturned to make “Jagga Jasoos” an experience worth remembering. The fantasy-adventure film is one of the most awaited projects to be released in 2017. SUPRAJA

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Nokia Keen To Participate In Telangana Fibre-Grid Programme May 24, 2017 17:14

Nokia Keen To Participate In Telangana Fibre-Grid Programme:- A keen interest has been shown by Nokia, the Finnish mobile manufacturer, in participating in Telangana’s Fibre-grid programme. An official release said the delegation led by IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao, who is on the third day of his United States tour, yesterday interacted with the top leadership of major global corporations, including Nokia. KTR met President and Head-Global Enterprises and Public Sector and Senior Leadership team Mr Osvaldo Di Campli of Nokia at Mountain View, CA (California). During the meeting with the Nokia leadership, KTR gave a high level overview of Telangana’s upcoming Fibre-grid project. To participate in the Telangana Fibre-grid project, the nokia team has expressed interest and sought further information about the project, said the release. KTR also visited the Ericsson Experience Centre at Santa Clara, Silicon Valley. The Ericsson team gave him a sneak peek into the various Innovation Areas they are working on such as IoT, 5G, Augmented Reality, Drones and Machine Learning and Predictive Mobility. Among the various issues discussed were once the FiberGrid project is up and running, how some of these technologies could be piloted in Telangana. KTR also addressed a round-table discussion on investment priorities and opportunities in Telangana State organized by US India Business Council (USIBC) at Palo Alto, CA. A Telangana government initiative, Fibre-grid aims to provide internet and data services at doorstep across the state. SUPRAJA

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Centre Asked To Respond To Yogi Disqualification Plea May 24, 2017 17:04

The Centre and the UP government has been directed by the Allahabad High Court to file their response on a plea seeking disqualification of the state CM Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya for not vacating their parliamentary posts. Earlier, a notice was issued to the country’s top law officer, the Attorney General by the Lucknow bench of the High Court, following which today additional Solicitor General Ashok Mehta and UP Advocate General Raghvendra Singh appeared in the court. To decide on the matter, the court asked them to file a counter-affidavit. A division bench comprising Justices Sudhir Agrawal and Virendra Kumar have passed the order, while  Sanjai Sharma filed the plea. The petitioner cited the Constitution to say that a parliamentarian cannot become a minister in the state government. Apart from setting aside the appointment of Adityanath as the CM and Maurya as deputy chief minister, Sharma demanded that their parliamentary seats should be declared vacant. Wile Adityanath is a member of the Lok Sabha from Gorakhpur, Maurya represents Phulpur in the Lower House of Parliament. Sharma also challenged the constitutionality of section 3(A) of the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act. The court issued him notice to him, since the constitutionality of a central act cannot be tested without hearing the Attorney General. SUPRAJA

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Anakapalli Session Court Issues Sensational Verdict On Former MLA Chengala Venkata Rao May 24, 2017 16:56

Anakapalli Session Court Issues Sensational Verdict On Former MLA Chengala Venkata Rao:- Anakapalli sessions court has issued a sensational verdict against former MLA of Payakarao Pet constituency in Visakhapatnam district, Chengala Venkata Rao. Venkata Rao has been sentenced to life imprisonment, while five of them were sentenced to two years imprisonment. Ten years ago, a fisherman named Gossala Konda died in an agitation against the BMC company in the village of Nakkapally in Nakkapalli mandal. The case was filed against the followers of Venkatarao, and the MLA in the Anakapalli sessions court, for the death of a fisherman, which was prosecuted on Wednesday. Venkata Rao served two terms as an MLA of the Telugu Desam Party in 1999 and 2004. Chengala is also a successful film producer. In the 2009 elections, Venkata Rao contested and was defeated by Golla Babu Rao of the Congress Party. Golla babu Rao was disqualified from this MLA post and by elections were held recently to Payakaraopet Constituency. Babu Rao contested again on the ticket of YSR Congress Party and defeated Chengala Venkata Rao who was fielded by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The TDP suffered a big jolt in the district in 2012, when Venkat Rao announced his resignation from the party and decision to join the YSR Congress on September 15 2012. SUPRAJA

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Zaheer Khan, Bollywood Actress Get Officially Engaged May 24, 2017 16:28

Zaheer Khan, Bollywood Actress Get Officially Engaged:- Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan and Bollywood actress, Sagarika Ghatge got officially engaged yesterday evening in a star-studded night. While Sagarika shone in a chartreuse green dress by Monisha Jaising, Zaheer looked dapper in a Khanijo suit. It was just last year the cricket and bollywood fraternity was celebrating a union at Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech’s wedding, and this year there is another reason to celebrate. A cricketer dating or getting married to a bollywood actress is nothing new. And now, Zaheer and Sagarika have joined the list. Celebrities from the bollywood and cricketing frat made their presence on the big occasion. Sagarika also revealed that she had no clue about the plans that Zaheer was making about this. The actress after their engagement said: “Zak secretly planned our engagement for days; and I honestly had no clue. I had no idea that he had picked up such a pretty ring for me. I cannot describe that moment and it will forever remain as something very special between us. We are really blessed.” Take a look at those who joined the couple: Everyone’s favorite couple, cricketer Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, arrived hand in hand to the venue. Sachin Tendulkar along with his wife Anjali too joined the couple in their celebrations. Cricketer Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh were also at the bash. Actor Bobby Deol too joined the happy couple Actor Arshad Warsi and wife Maria Goretti were also seen at the celebrations. Goretti was wearing White Elephant by Mayyur Girotra. Mandira Bedi, who has had a long relationship with cricket, also partied with the couple. Actor Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani were also invited. Actor Sana Khan attended the bash too. Cricketing buddies Mohammad Kaif and Parthiv Patel joined the party. Actor Prachi Desai looked pretty glamorous too. SUPRAJA

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IT Raids On UP Bureaucrats On Charges Of Tax Evasion May 24, 2017 15:19

IT Raids On UP Bureaucrats On Charges Of Tax Evasion:- The premises of four Uttar Pradesh-based bureaucrats, including two IAS officers, have been searched by the Income Tax Department, in connection with its investigation against them on charges of tax evasion. Since early morning, at least 15 premises of the officers in Lucknow, Noida, Greater Noida, Meerut, Baghpat, Mainpuri and Delhi have been covered by several IT teams, say the IT officials. IAS officer and Director (Health) Hriday Shankar Tewari, IAS officer and Additional CEO of Greater Noida Authority V K Sharma and his wife and Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Mamta Sharma, and special secretary (prisons) S K Singh are the officers against whom the charges are levied. The department had been investigating charges of tax evasion against them. Last month, it had carried out similar raids against some other UP bureaucrats. SUPRAJA

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Singing Sensation Sonu Nigam Quits Twitter? May 24, 2017 14:20

Singing Sensation Sonu Nigam Quits Twitter?:- In a shocking act to the fans, Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has quit the micro blogging site, twitter. The singer announced in 24 tweets posted this morning that he is quitting twitter. He further cited a lack of respect for freedom and speech. Sonu (43) argued that everybody is entitled to their opinion. This move of the singer comes a day after his colleague Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account was suspended for his abusive tweets against female twitter users like JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid. Rashid made allegations of sex trafficking by some BJP leaders. The singer also mentioned about actor and BJP Parliamentarian, Paresh Rawal who has been scraped online after tweeting that author Arundhati Roy should be “tied to army jeep.” Mr Nigam said in his tweets that he is deleting his account because Twitter is “one-sided” and “everyone is angry.” He asked the media and his followers to take screen shots of his tweets as the messages will soon disappear when he leaves the website. Mr Nigam had nearly 6.5 million followers on the micro-blogging site. Read Sonu Nigam’s Tweets: In April this year, Sonu sparked another controversy where he tweeted how the sounding of morning azaan on loudspeakers at a mosque near his residence would not let him get proper sleep. The statements made by the singer enraged many and a Muslim cleric even offered Rs 10 lakh to anyone who would shave the singer’s head. Sonu called a press conference to his home where he got himself clean shaved his head. The cleric still did not pay him the reward.Meanwhile, Abhijeet in another tweet, had insulted a woman Twitter user when she called him out for his incendiary tweets, where he wrote, “You Ms Pak. Tell me your cage no? Will reach there... Will do the favourite pose.”Ms Rashid then thanked people for their support and wrote: Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijit had to delete his tweet.His Twitter account has also been suspended. :) — Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) May 23, 2017 Mr Nigam’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram are still active. Of the controversy, Abhijeet Bhattacharya told a leading news channel, “Yes, I just saw it. They are trying to block Paresh Rawal also. All Arundhati and JNU group behind this, after Paresh Rawal and I tweeted against Arundhati for her anti-India stand. I (don’t) care a damn, the entire nation is with me.” SUPRAJA

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Telangana Govt To Fix School Fees Soon? May 24, 2017 12:24

Telangana Govt To Fix School Fees Soon?:- Based on the school fee regulatory panel report, the Telangana Government would soon regularize the school fee in all the schools. A Government Order (GO) would be issued soon from this academic year for all the private schools, including CBSE, ICSE and IB. A regulatory panel headed by convener Tirupati Rao assured all the stakeholders, that the panel has suggested the state government to increase the fees only once in three years. Rao said at a media briefing, “We have also suggested that the government establish district fee regulatory committees (DFRC) and regulate it from the academic year 2017-18.” He further added that a retired district judge or a retired state government officer of secretary rank would head the DFRC. The new GO would be effective from this year and that it would be notified under 1983 Capitation Fee Act. The flaws pointed out earlier in the HC and the SC would also be corrected. TS Govt Gears Up To Regulate School Fees Joint secretary in the law department and a member of the committee, Ramanjaneyulu said the school management would be punished for violation of the Rules under specified Act. The committee has given time to all the stakeholders until May 25 to submit their final report which would then be forwarded to the government on May 29. After going through the recommendations of the panel, the state government will soon issue an order in fees regulation. Sources from the education department said, it denied additional two weeks time sought from the committee by the members representing the school managements. The members of the Hyderabad School Parents Association (HSPA) expressed that they were happy with the recommendations. A member from HSPA in a press statement, reported, “We hope that the government notifies the GO without any delay and sets up the fee regulatory committees.” SUPRAJA

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