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Supreme Court Grants Protection for Chidambaram in INX Media Case August 23, 2019 17:40

Supreme Court Grants Protection for Chidambaram in INX Media Case: The Supreme Court today granted the protection for former Union Minister P Chidambaram from being arrested by the CBI and ED in INX Media Case till August 26th. Chidambaram filed anticipatory bail against being arrested by CBI and ED in the Supreme Court and the apex court revealed their verdict today. As Chidambaram is under CBI custody, the top court did not intervene in the plea about the CBI. The plea about his protection will be heard on Monday said Supreme Court. The apex court bench comprising Justices R. Banumathi and A.S. Bopanna said that it will also hear Chidambaram's plea against the CBI remand on Monday. Senior lawyers Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal took up the arguments for Chidambaram in the case. The Supreme Court heard the petition against CBI and then it was the senior lawyers who explained about Chidambaram's involvement. After several dramatic events, Chidambaram was arrested on Wednesday night and was taken to CBI headquarters in New Delhi. Both the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate have registered separate cases linked to the INX Media case against Chidambaram.

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Chandrayaan-2 gets the First Photo of The Moon August 23, 2019 17:37

Chandrayaan-2 gets the First Photo of The Moon: India's prestigious project to the moon Chandrayaan-2 has successfully entered the lunar orbit on August 20th. Chandrayaan-2 sent the first photo it captured of the moon and it was released yesterday. The photo showed the moon as viewed by the Chandrayaan-2 LI4 Camera on August 21 at 5:03 pm UT (Universal Time). It was the same day that the second lunar bound maneuver was performed successfully starting 12:50 pm. “The duration of the maneuver was 1228 seconds. The orbit achieved is 118 km x 4412 km,” said ISRO. As of now all the parameters that have been recorded are said to be normal. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22nd in Sriharikota and it is expected to make a landing on the moon on September 7th. Vikram, the lander will detach from the Chandrayaan-2 on September 2nd. Chandrayaan-2 is the first mission led by women. India will be the fourth country to make a landing on moon after USA, Russina and China. Chandrayaan-2 will make its landing on the south pole of the moon which is said to have water.

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CBI Court Summons Botsa Satyanarayana August 23, 2019 17:34

CBI Court Summons Botsa Satyanarayana: Senior leader and minister Botsa Satyanarayana has been facing allegations in Volkswagen case. The incident saw light during YS Rajasekhar Reddy's regime. Botsa Satyanarayana has been freshly served notices by the Nampally CBI Court and he has been asked to attend before the court on September 12th without fail. Botsa Satyanarayana worked as Minister of Industries during which the scam took place. Botsa Satyanarayana has been named in the case which was under investigation. Volkswagen was in plans to set up a plant in Vishakapatnam during YSR's regime but the scam saw light after which the case was under investigation. Vashsist Vahan employee Helmanth, Ashok Kumar Jain, Jagadish Alagraja, Gayatri Rai, VK Chaturvedi, Joseph V George have been named as the accused in the case. A charge sheet has been filed in 2010 by the CBI Court and the investigation was on from years. Botsa Satyanarayana's statement will be recorded in this case and he has been asked to attend the court on September 12th without fail. Botsa Satyanarayana is yet to comment on this.

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Saaho Digital Rights Sold for a Bomb August 23, 2019 12:10

Saaho Digital Rights Sold for a Bomb:- Young Rebelstar Prabhas pinned all his hopes on Saaho and he is testing his luck after two complete years. Sujeeth is the director and Shraddha Kapoor is the leading lady in this high voltage action drama. Neil Nitin Mukesh is the lead antagonist and Jackie Shroff, Arun Vijay, Mahesh Manjrekar and Mandira Bedi will be seen essaying other crucial roles. The digital rights of Saaho are now sold out for a bomb and they have been acquired by Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime acquired the Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam digital rights for a record price of Rs 42 crores. This is highest for any South Indian film till date. The post-production work of Saaho got completed recently and the film is made on a budget of Rs 300 crores. UV Creations are the producers and the audio album, trailer created ripples across the country. Saaho is gearing up for a wide release across the globe in record number of screens on August 30th in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam languages.

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Chidambaram Questioned Briefly About INX Media Case August 23, 2019 11:49

Chidambaram Questioned Briefly About INX Media Case:- Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI cops and the court granted three days to investigate Chidambaram. He was questioned last night in connection with the INX Media case and the fresh round of questioning will start today. The CBI cops questioned Chidambaram about the source of income of his properties that are located abroad. They also enquired about the income to purchase properties in UK, Malaysia and UK. He was even questioned about the purchase of Barcelona Tennis Club and why did Karthi receive money from British Virgin Island. Chidambaram was even asked about the number of shell companies he and his son Karthi Chidambaram owned. Chidambaram was even questioned about his meeting with Indrani Mukerjea at the North Block. Chidambaram was asked about his meetings and programs from the past two days about the people he met after the court turned down the anticipatory bail plea filed by Chidambaram. He was asked why his mobile phone was kept switch off during the period of two days. The cops are expected to drill Chidambaram for the next two days after which they would submit a detailed report to the special CBI Court.

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AP High Court Cancels the Government Order of Scrapping Polavaram Contract August 22, 2019 18:04

AP High Court Cancels the Government Order of Scrapping Polavaram Contract:- Andhra Pradesh High Court gave a rude shock for the AP Government which canceled scrapping Polavaram contract. YS Jaganmohan Reddy terminated the contract of Navayuga Engineering Company Limited for executing Rs 3216 crores hydro-power project of Polavaram irrigation project on the Godavari river. A bench headed by Justice D V S S Somayajulu heard the arguments after Navayuga Engineering Limited on Tuesday filed an emergency petition. The bench suspended the pre-closure order that is issued by AP Power Generation Corporation on August 14th that canceled the contract for Navayuga Engineering Limited. The judge also revoked the order of the government to go in for reverse tendering for the construction of the 960 MW power project. The counsel for Navayuga argued that there was no delay in the project from their side and the delay was mainly due to APGenco. Navayuga clarified that they spent Rs 398 crores on turbines, generators and other works but the government canceled the contract. Navayuga said that the company would suffer huge financial loss if the contract was canceled without any valid reason. They also said that it would damage the reputation and they reminded that they had time up to November 20th 2021 to complete the project. The High Court said that Navayuga should be given the opportunity to continue the project works. TDP Chief Chandra Babu Naidu said that this is a tight slap for YS Jagan and his government. (Video Source: Mahaa News)

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Car Pollution Can Lead to Major Eye Diseases August 22, 2019 17:30

Car Pollution Can Lead to Major Eye Diseases:- With the number of cars coming up across the globe, the pollution too took a toll. A recent study indicates that the pollution caused due to cars can lead to your eye health. This develops degenerative eye disease that gradually erodes our eyesight. It is called as age-related macular degeneration or AMD. It can particularly target people over 50, and could possibly lead to irreversible vision loss. It can even cause slight problems with the vision or can even worsen the sight rapidly. While age is a major one, the environment along with the genetics too contribute. 2.1% of the Americans over 50 years are likely to develop AMD when compared to the 0.9% of the population of other races. As far as air pollution is concerned, two major pollutants were studied, carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), according to Gizmodo. China has higher levels of air pollution. Most Asian countries are struggling for air quality. Even in UK, which has better air quality, car fumes are known to be the cause of thousands of preventable deaths every year.

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Fake Parcels for KCR and Others: Industrial Chemicals Found August 22, 2019 14:47

Fake Parcels for KCR and Others: Industrial Chemicals Found:- The Hyderabad cops have been on a lookout for the culprits who booked 62 fake parcels in the name of several VIPs of Telangana. The parcels were addressed to the Chief Minister, his family, several police officials and other VIPs of Telangana and they are said to have contained some harmful industrial effluents. What's so surprising is that the bookings were made on the name of two Osmania University professors. The primary investigation revealed that they had nothing to do with the parcels. The parcels were brought to Secunderabad post office last Friday. Since the intake was concluded, the man was asked to bring them on Saturday again. He is said to have paid Rs 7000 for 62 parcels which were addressed to KCR, KTR and Kavitha along with several police officials. The packages remained in the office over the weekend and on Monday, the officials notices foul smell coming from them. The higher authorities opened the packages and found bottles containing black-colored liquid which is said to be a chemical. They alerted the cops and they took over the investigation and sent the samples to the forensic laboratory. They also found photocopies of a three-page letter addressed to the dignitaries. With no CCTV cameras at the Secunderabad post office, the cops are finding it tough to locate the culprits. They are verifying the nearby CCTVs to find the person who brought the parcels to the post office. (Video Source: ABN Telugu)

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Telangana Launches E-token for Passport Seekers August 22, 2019 11:36

Telangana Launches E-token for Passport Seekers:- It is not needed to carry the print of passport application reference number (ARN) registered on your mobile phone to a Passport Seva Kendra in the future. They will just have to show the SMS to the PSK staff to process the application of passport. The regional passport officer of Hyderabad, E Vishnu Vardhan Reddy said that Telangana is the first state to launch e-token system for passport applicants. The passport authorities implemented this e-token system as a pilot project in Ameerpet PSK. Following this, the regional passport office (RPO) which has four PSKs and 23 post office passport seva kendras (POPSKs) introduced the e-token system recently. The applicant will be asked to carry all the necessary documents. Another new initiative of RPO is to go paperless. After Delhi, Hyderabad is the second RPO to turn paperless in the country. The RPO will also send SMS alerts to the applicants about the renewal of their passports six months prior to the date of expiry so that they can renew before the expiry. The passport holders have been strictly advised to visit the MEA official portal (www.passportindia.gov.in) and apply online instead of logging into fraudulent portals.

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Karthi Chidambaram Calls his Father's Arrest a Malicious Act August 22, 2019 10:41

Karthi Chidambaram Calls his Father's Arrest a Malicious Act:- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) along with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials arrested former Union Minister P Chidambaram last night in the national capital. His son Karthi Chidambaram said that the entire drama was created to tarnish the image of Congress party and his father Chidambaram. Karthi Chidambaram said that his father had no connection with the case calling it a malicious, vindictive act. Karthi Chidambaram said that he would fight for his father in the court of law. "The arrest was done to divert the attention of the ongoing Article 370 issue. The Centre has been facing the heat from the opposition parties and from the people of Kashmir" said Karthi. The officials had to scale the walls and the roof to gain access to the main door of Chidambaram's residence. The 73-year-old politician clarified through a press meet in Congress Headquarters hours before his arrest saying that he was aghast after he was accused of hiding the law. Chidambaram clarified that he would wait for the Supreme Court's hearing which is scheduled for Friday. (Video Source: NewsX)

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