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12-Year Old Hyd’s Good Samaritan Takes Upon Himself To Fill Potholes June 27, 2017 10:52

12-Year Old Hyd’s Good Samaritan Takes Upon Himself To Fill Potholes:- The little toddler Chinnari’s death in a borewell near Chevella in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy District has sent shock waves all over, but it has moved a 12-year old to take matters into his own hands. Even as the GHMC remained unmoved, Ravi Teja, a student of a government school, was seen at Habsiguda main road, collecting gravel and filling up potholes on Monday afternoon. The boy who passed his class 5, said he would be joining a residential school in Ghatkesar. Without anyone’s direction or advice, I had gone to work on the potholes, said Ravi Teja. Unmindful of the traffic and the pollution, he worked for hours. When a reporter called Ravi Teja, he said “I cannot forget how Chinnari fell into the borewell and died. Every time I travel I see commuters trying to negotiate their way past potholes. I have seen many people fall. I do not want anyone to die this way. Monday was the first day that I attempted this, I will continue to fill potholes,” he said. When asked if the speeding vehicles were not a concern, he said “No.” Ravi Teja said he would get his friends to join him in his effort. Kudos to you little boy. It is high time the Government should show some responsibility to the citizens and learn from this little boy !! SUPRAJA

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Movie Ticket Rates To Be Hiked In Telangana June 27, 2017 10:29

Movie Ticket Rates To Be Hiked In Telangana:- According to sources, the moviegoers in Telangana State have to shell out more to watch movies in theatres with effect from July 1. The Telangana Government issued orders increasing the ticket prices in all the theaters- single screen and multiplexes. The revised prices came into force with immediate effect. In accordance with increase in taxes under GST, the ticket prices were revised, which has put movie tickets in the 18% tax slab. For the lower class, ticket prices in GHMC and other municipal corporations have been increased to Rs 40 and Rs 120 for higher class in AC theatres, against Rs 75 and Rs 20 at present. The ticket price has increased to Rs20 and Rs60 respectively, in non-AC theatres. But, in municipal corporations, there are no non-AC theatres. The ticket prices in municipalities have been increased to Rs 30 for lower class and Rs 80 for higher class in AC theatres, against Rs 50 and Rs 10 respectively at present. The new ticket prices, in Nagar panchayats and Gram panchayats, are Rs70 for higher class and Rs20 for lower class in AC theaters against Rs30 and Rs10 at present. Tickets for the non-Ac theatres will cost Rs50 and Rs15 against Rs6 (lower) and Rs30 (higher) at present. In multiplexes, a ticket will now cost Rs300 for Gold/Royal Class and Rs200 for Executive/ Regular class, against Rs250 and Rs150 at present. However, the multiplexes should charge 20% less than the maximum ticket price for seats in the first two rows from the screen. On June 23, the Government issued these orders, stating that the revised prices will come into force with immediate effect. The GO was issued on its official website on Monday. However, some theaters have already increased ticket prices from Friday last with the release of Allu Arjun’s ‘DJ Duvvada Jagadham’. All theaters will charge the new prices from today. SUPRAJA

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Telangana Govt Committed To Welfare Of Muslims : Harish Rao June 26, 2017 18:34

Telangana Govt Committed To Welfare Of Muslims : Harish Rao:- Irrigation Minister, T. Harish Rao has said that Telangana government is committed to the welfare of the Muslims. The Minister, greeted the Muslims on the eve of holy Ramadan at Iqbal Minar located near Sufi Dargha in Siddipet town on Monday. Within a short span of time after State was formed, the Telangana Rastra Samithi’s (TRS) government has initiated several measures for the benefit of Muslims, said Harish Rao. Around 200 Minority Residential Schools have been started by the Telangana government with a sole motive to provide top class education to poor Muslims. On the eve of Ramadan, we have distributed groceries and clothes to over 4 lakh poor Muslims, said Harish Rao. He has further said that they were also offering Rs 20 lakh scholarship to the children of poor Muslims who were going for overseas education since Chief Minister, K.Chandrasekhar Rao was very particular on the development of Muslims. Telangana is the only State in the country to identify Ramadan as the State festival. Keeping up their electoral promise of providing 12% reservations, the Minister has said that they had passed the bill in State Assembly and sent for centre’s approval. Ramadan was celebrated in a grand way across Sididpet district. A huge number of Muslims have gathered at Mosques and Idgas to participate in special prayers. They were seen exchanging the greetings all over the town. The Hindus were seen wishing Muslims living in the neighborhood and colleagues, as a fine example of communal harmony. (Video Source: NTV Telugu) SUPRAJA

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GST Will Help Consumers, Traders In Long-Term : Venkaiah Naidu June 26, 2017 18:20

GST Will Help Consumers, Traders In Long-Term : Venkaiah Naidu:- Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, ahead of the roll-out of Goods and Services Tax (GST), on Monday said there may be some initial troubles, but the new tax regime will help consumers and traders in the long-term. The nation’s biggest tax reform since independence, GST is set to be implemented from July 1. The Union Information and Broadcasting minister said “The midnight of June 30 will usher in a historic economic transformation - the biggest reform in indirect taxes since independence with the rolling out of the GST regime.” Naidu said with Prime Minister Narendra Modi striking the mantra of “reform, perform and transform”, GST is the biggest transformation of the taxation system and brings in transparency and economic integration, which in turn will strengthen national integration. The agriculture has been exempted and initially, there might be some difficulties, but the GST regime will help consumers and traders in the long-term as there will be no harassment, inspector-raj, discretion (discretionary powers) to the officers and no (inter-state) check posts, added the Union Minister. “The inflation, prices will be brought down, and moreover it will improve ease of doing business and strengthen the economy in the long run” Mr. Naidu claimed. Although 142 nations around the globe are implementing GST, India is unique because of the vastness of the country and its huge population, Naidu said. “A special session of Parliament has been convened to mark the launch of GST, because it is a momentous occasion,” the minister added. SUPRAJA

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PM Modi Lauds Sushma Swaraj For Helping Distressed Indians Across Globe June 26, 2017 18:13

PM Modi Lauds Sushma Swaraj For Helping Distressed Indians Across Globe:- Huge praises have been heaped on on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj by none other than Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. Modi said Swaraj and her Ministry have set an example of effectively using social media to deliver good administration and helping Indians in distress across the globe. During a community event in Virginia, Modi in his address to the Indian diaspora said, “Social media has become very powerful. I am also connected with it. But the External Affairs Ministry and Sushma Swaraj have set the best example of how a department can be strengthened through its use.” He further lauded Swaraj for giving a a new face to diplomacy and effectively using social media in delivering good governance. The External Affairs Ministry is now connected with the poorest of the poor in the country, added Mr. Modi. Swaraj’s habit of promptly responding and acting on tweets by Indians in distress anywhere in the world, was also praised by Mr. Modi. “If any Indian in distress tweets from anywhere in the world to the External Affairs Ministry, even at two in the night, within 15 minutes Sushma Swaraj replies to it, the government takes prompt action and delivers results. This is good governance,” Modi said. India’s External Affairs Ministry has achieved new heights in human diplomacy, in the last three years. In different corners of the globe, more than 80,000 Indians were facing some trouble or the other, but the Indian government was able to bring them safely back home. He pointed out to the incident of a young Indian woman, Uzma Ahmad who said she was forced to marry a Pakistani man at gun point. “A daughter of India, who landed in distress in Pakistan, returned to India through efforts of Indian High Commission. Sushma Ji deserves credit for this,” Modi said. SUPRAJA

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Pharma Major Lupin Founder-Chairman Desh Bandhu Gupta Passed Away June 26, 2017 17:55

Pharma Major Lupin Founder-Chairman Desh Bandhu Gupta Passed Away:- In a shocking turn, the Founder and Chairman of Pharma major, “Lupin” Mr. Desh Bandhu Gupta (79) passed away this morning in Mumbai. In 1968, Gupta founded Lupin and created a global pharmaceutical major with a presence in over 100 countries. He is survived by wife, four daughters and a son. A company spokesperson said Gupta’s death was sudden. Until his last working day, Mr. Gupta was active in the capacity of founder and chairman. Gupta, who achieved an MSc in Chemistry, helped Lupin become a pioneer in the Indian pharmaceutical landscape. The company from being a domestic Indian pharmaceutical firm grew to a global pharmaceutical major. By market capitalization in the world, it is now the 4th largest generics pharmaceutical player. Born in Rajgarh, Rajasthan, Gupta was also a nationalist, who believed in the concept of holistic development. To eradicate poverty by encouraging sustainable development at the grass root level in rural India, he also set up Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation (LHWRF) in 1968. His efforts have led to a positive impact on the lives of 2.8 million families in 3,463 villages across the country, the company said. SUPRAJA

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Various Political Parties Demand CBI Probe Into Vizag Land Scam June 26, 2017 17:43

Various Political Parties Demand CBI Probe Into Vizag Land Scam:- Various political parties have organized a demonstration in the city on Monday demanding inquiry into the irregularities in the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) land pooling and land scam in the district by CBI or a sitting judge. The leaders who assembled in front of the Gandhi statue opposite the GVMC main office, took exception to the Government delaying action on those who grabbed thousands of acres of land in rural Visakhapatnam and diluting the issue in the name of special investigation team (SIT) inquiry. It was surprising that no action was taken on Parachuri Bhaskara Rao, brother of minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, though he grabbed five acres of government land to develop a layout and was selling it in the form of house-sites, they said. The leaders also alleged that lands valued at several hundreds of crores of rupees were being advanced upon in Madhuravada area, but still the Government did not seem bothered. They demanded that the lands belonging to the poor be returned to them. The people have lost faith in AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, they stated. Lok Satta State president Beesetti Babji, CPI leader AJ Stalin, CPM leader Mani and others spoke. SUPRAJA

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Bollywood Actor Arjun kapoor Calls Himself An “Underrated Talent”? June 26, 2017 17:26

Bollywood Actor Arjun kapoor Calls Himself An “Underrated Talent”?:- Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor at his pre-birthday celebration, called himself an “underrated talent” The actor who turned 32 on Monday, was present at the Light box theatre in Mumbai for the launch of his song “Hawa Hawa”, from his upcoming movie “Mubarakan” as well as a pre-birthday celebration. Arjun donned a T-shirt with a caption “Underrated Talent”. On being asked about it, Arjun said: “I am a producer’s son. I belong to the industry. When a film goes on floor, one person gains and another loses. I have been lucky to get a lot of success. I do not underplay myself, but I do not like showing off. Maybe that is why I am underrated.” On taking breaks, Arjun emphasized and said, “I want to work with better planning. If you do back to back films, then your personal life gets affected. It should be balanced.” The “Tevar” star also said he plans to enter into direction in the future. “I would love to do direction but I do not know when I will be doing so. I have not made any such exact plans.” said Arjun. “Mubarakan” director Anees Bazmee added: “He should do acting for some years so that we directors can get work.” When asked about the song “Hawa Hawa”, Arjun said, “It was a popular song. So we had a responsibility to remix the song in a better way. All have seen this song but maybe it is ready for a remix so that today’s youth can enjoy it.” “Mubarakan” also stars Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres on July 23. A string of Bollywood personalities took to Twitter to wish Arjun on his 32nd birthday on Monday. This is what they had to say: Anil Kapoor : “Janam din di Lakh Lakh #Mubarakan Chachu!! @arjunk26! I can't wait for more crazy adventures with my #KaranCharan!Lots of love AK / #Kartar” Janam din di Lakh Lakh #Mubarakan Chachu!! @arjunk26! I can't wait for more crazy adventures with my #KaranCharan!Lots of love AK / #Kartar pic.twitter.com/itZuBslhu9 — Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 26, 2017 Mika Singh : “Happy birthday to the most down to earth and super talented @arjunk26” Happy birthday to the most down to earth and super talented @arjunk26 ... — King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) June 26, 2017 Ayushmann Khurrana : “Happy bday fellow AK @arjunk26 Bday di #Mubarakan” Happy bday fellow AK @arjunk26 Bday di #Mubarakan — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) June 26, 2017 Bhumi Pednekar : “Happy birthday @arjunk26 Sending you super strength and major love” Happy birthday @arjunk26 Sending you super strength and major love — bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) June 26, 2017 Armaan Malik : “Happy birthday @arjunk26! Hope you keep slaying brother. Mubarakan on everything you've achieved till now” Happy birthday @arjunk26! Hope you keep slaying brother. Mubarakan on everything you've achieved till now — ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) June 26, 2017 Goldie Behl : “#HappyBirthdayArjunKapoor @arjunk26 have a super one and of course #Mubarakan” #HappyBirthdayArjunKapoor @arjunk26 have a super one and of course #Mubarakan — goldie behl (@GOLDIEBEHL) June 26, 2017 SUPRAJA

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Ram Nath Kovind To Visit Srinagar As Part Of Presidential Campaign June 26, 2017 17:07

Ram Nath Kovind To Visit Srinagar As Part Of Presidential Campaign:- As part of his campaign for the July 17 President’s election, NDA Presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind (71) on June 28 will visit Srinagar, said sources. Kovind will be accompanied by Union ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Jitendra Singh, who will meet MPs and MLAs who are part of the electoral college. Also, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ram Madhav, the party in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir, will also go with him. The BJP shares power with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State. Kovind, after filing his nomination on June 23, started his Presidential campaign from Uttar Pradesh on June 25. The Dalit leader is fielded against former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, the candidate of opposition parties including the Congress, for the Presidential Election. SUPRAJA

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15 People From AP Tribal Village Died; Food Poisoning Suspected June 26, 2017 16:42

15 People From AP Tribal Village Died; Food Poisoning Suspected:- In the last two weeks, around fifteen people from a tribal village in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh have died. The officials suspect the possible reason for the deaths could be food poisoning. From the same village, Chavaraee in Y Ramavaram mandal of East Godavari district, since last night, another 24 individuals have been admitted to hospitals in Rajamahendravaram and Kakinada as their condition worsened, when they complained of severe vomiting and diarrhoea. A N Dinesh Kumar, the Integrated tribal development agency (ITDA) project officer said that after partaking a marriage feast at Maradumily village on May 29, several people from the village suffered suspected food poisoning. Many people fell ill a couple of days after the feast. In the course of last two weeks, the village, located in a forested area, recorded 15 deaths and food poisoning was suspected to be one of the possible reasons, he said. After the reports of deaths reached the headquarters, District collector Kartikeya Mishra, who rushed to the area said the family members of the deceased will be given a financial aid of Rs 2 lakh each. Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa visited the area last night Moreover, the AP CM Mr. N Chandrababu Naidu spoke to officials over phone and instructed them to take all necessary steps to provide relief, said the official sources. Also, the medical teams have been sent to the area, they added. SUPRAJA

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