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Stylish Star Turns Brand Ambassador For Online Ticket Booking Website April 29, 2017 18:48

Stylish Star, Allu Arjun is getting ready to take the whole of India by a storm with his new ad. Telugu heroes are now becoming the face of many big brands not just in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana but also PAN India. As these stars are garnering fame and attention fastly in other states as well, brands are using them accordingly. Earlier, Allu Arjun’s Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste advertisement in 2015, became viral, as he turned ambassador to the whole of India with this ad. This recent advertisement, Taazgi Ka Dhamaka ad, saw the Allu hero replaced by Bollywood Star, Ranveer Singh. This talented hero, Arjun has now has turned brand ambassador for Red Bus online ticket booking website and the first ad has come out. Whether it is in multiple languages - Hindi, Tamil or native Telugu, it is Allu Arjun who will be seen throughout in all the TV channels in different languages. Definitely, this is like an expansion of sorts for the heros who already commands a powerful fan base in Malayalam other than Telugu mainland. Entering other markets through the ads will be key for any hero to expand their film market. Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu is also one among such pan-Indian appeal as many of his ads for Thums Up, Abhibus and other brands are aired throughout the country. On the work side, Allu Arjun is planning to wrap the shoot of his ongoing much hyped film ‘DJ:Duvvada Jagannadham’, directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju, which is scheduled to hit the theaters on 23rd June 2017. SUPRAJA

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Karnataka Shaken With Baahubali Storm April 29, 2017 18:30

The SS Rajamouli directorial has performed beyond expectations in all the territories. But the performance of the film in Karnataka has evoked ripples in the local Kannada film industry. The epic movie, Baahubali 2, has garnered close to Rs 20 crore on its opening day, says reports. This figure would look tremendous, when you will get to know that the Prabhas starrer movie, overtook by three times collections, of the top Kannada opening film. Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s “Raajakumara” was the earlier biggest opener in Karnataka with about Rs 7 crore gross. Hence the rousing welcome for Baahubali 2 obviously scared the Kannada industry stars. The movie, released in about 400 screens in Karnataka, received never-before-seen response from audiences resulting in mind blowing collections. The major revenue for the film, reportedly came from the Telugu-dominant regions of the state. Besides releasing the movie in various languages, the huge ticket rates also helped the movie carve this historical record in the state. SUPRAJA

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RBI Issues Fresh Circular Under Clean Notes Policy April 29, 2017 18:25

A fresh circular has been issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under which it has directed all the banks including private lenders to accept spoiled, scribbled or torn-out currency notes, says reports. The latest diktat of the Central Bank comes in the backdrop of reports, that suggested a number of banks were not accepting soiled notes causing inconvenience to the customers. Further, RBI has instructed the “faulting banks”, to treat the notes arriving at their counters as “soiled notes.” Under the RBI’s clean note policy, the banks cannot turn away the customers who come with soiled notes to deposit at their branches. Additionally, the RBI has also instructed lenders to avoid recycling of scribbled notes they get deposited at their counters. The banker’s bank, in its earlier circular, had asked the bank staff not to scribble or write on bank notes so as to avoid spoiling them. However, the directive was misinterpreted by the bank staff that might have been a cause of worry for banks. Some banks, in its consequence, stopped accepting identified notes. RBI has made exchange of soiled notes much easier for a customer and a non-customer of a bank who can make an over-the-counter exchange of these notes. RBI has installed high-speed Currency Verification and Processing Systems machines at all its offices which can process 50,000-60,000 pieces per hour, the report added. “The soiled notes are shredded and briquetted on-line,” said the report. SUPRAJA

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Prince Lauds Ace Director SS Rajamouli April 29, 2017 17:38

You can agree to disagree the fact, but SS Rajamouli is the best storyteller in India we have today. His epic movie, Baahubali is a testimony to that. Even after two years, the character; the iconic scenes are fresh in our memories. That is the impact of the film. Baahubali: The Conclusion, which released on Friday, has opened to terrific reception from critics and fans and heaped praises on this magnum opus. Notably, several Tollywood, Kollywood celebrities have lauded Rajamouli for his unimaginable vision to make something like Baahubali possible. Now, it is the turn of Superstar and Prince Mahesh Babu too, who praised the genius filmmaker on social micro blogging site, Twitter. The Superstar wrote: The master storyteller is back! #Baahubali2 is an event film which exceeds expectations! — Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) April 29, 2017 Mind boggling stuff, a game changer! Hats off to @ssrajamouli and the entire team! — Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) April 29, 2017 The film on Friday, witnessed phenomenal response from fans and is expected to a business of Rs 210 crore on its opening day, and with With extremely positive reviews, the film is pegged to become the first Rs 1000 crore grosser of Indian cinema. SUPRAJA

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National Media Insults Baahubali 2; Claims As Tamil Film April 29, 2017 17:20

Ace director, SS Rajamouli’s film : Baahubali 2 is gaining all the momentum and every Telugu person is so proud of this movie these days. The film is getting huge applaud the international wide and even national media is so happy with the great epic drama. But the shocking thing that came out, was during “Baahubali 2” debate program on a big National News television. A sub-text (“Original in Tamil, Dubbed in Hindi, Telegu & Kannada as well”) given for debate on “Baahubali: The Conclusion/ Baahubali 2” on a National Channel is really disheartening to watch. Even “Telugu” was presented as “Telegu” in the sub-text. The National news television CNN NEWS 18 put the blood of Telugu people boiling as the sub editors in the news room did not know the spellings of a top language in India. There are few other blunders as well. Actually, “Baahubali” was not dubbed in Kannada at all. The Epic was dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam only. It is sad that they influence in a wrong way like this and to know that these channels claim their position as top influencing media in the country. The National journalists are lacking discipline and considering the false statements as truth. Media should learn the facts before they post out such issues, about such a big budgeted flick that is being considered as Pride and Honor of Indian Cinema. While many of the foreigners assume Indian Cinema is nothing other than Bollywood, the majority of the North Indians have been still of the opinion that South Indian Cinema means Tamil alone. So, any project which garner the attention of the country will be most likely projected as a Tamil movie. This happened in the case of “Baahubali” as well. It is high time that National Media recognizes Rajamouli and Baahubali solely belong to Telugu native. It literally seems that the National Media and the Delhi thrones are in a hurry to claim Baahubali as Pride of Indian Cinema, as they do not want to leave any opportunity to grab some fame through this movie. SUPRAJA

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Underworld Don Critical : Real or Rumor ? April 29, 2017 16:48

India’s most wanted underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, is hospitalized in Pakistan’s Karachi, said an unconfirmed report, yesterday. The report claimed that, the 61-year-old underworld don suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital in the city. However, Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Chhota Shakeel dismissed the reports, saying he was fine. Instead, a leading news paper, quoted sources as saying that Dawood visits hospital from time to time, and he has not been hospitalized nor he is critical.  As per the reports, the underworld don is suffering from the gangrene of the limbs and had a stroke in the past. Dawood visits the Aga Khan hospital frequently for medical rehabilitation. The gangster was last spotted at Ex Pakistan cricketer, Javed Mianad’s house on April 19, says sources. The gangster’s daughter Mahrukh is married to Miandad’s son Junaid since 2005. India since years had said, that it had proof that Dawood is hiding in Karachi, and also believes that the gangster controls part of the Mumbai underworld, which invests heavily in real estate and the film industry. Additionally, Dawood’s ‘D-Company’, which has business investments in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is also involved in extortion, peddling counterfeit Indian currency and music piracy. The interpol has issued a red corner notice against Dawood and many of his associates for their involvement in the 1993 blasts. Dawood is accused of plotting the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai in which over 300 people were killed and 700 were injured. The mafia don is believed to have financed the attacks on orders from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence. He is also accused of masterminding other terror attacks and faced multiple charges of money laundering and extortion. India and the US also say that Dawood financed terror groups including al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba. Fugitive Dawood Ibrahim Funded Zakir Naik SUPRAJA

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Character Actress Wanted To Slap Tollywood Hero If Alive? April 29, 2017 15:58

Senior character actress, Sudha made some interesting revelations about the late Telugu actor Uday Kiran, in her recent interview. Sudha, addressing a noted media house, reportedly quoted that the prime reason for Uday Kiran’s depression, was the cancellation of his engagement with Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s elder daughter, Sushmitha. The senior actress said, “Uday Kiran could not take the pressure of cancellation of engagement to Chiranjeevi’s daughter. He used to come to my house frequently and share his grief with me. I tried to console him and I even thought of adopting him as my son. But, the entire engagement issue had so great impact on him that it haunted him for several years.” Sudha terming the engagement issue as the major reason behind Uday Kiran’s depression may instigate a few fingers to raise against Megastar. Sudha even revealed that she would have slapped Uday Kiran if he survived from that suicide attempt. Contrary to that, she said that Chiranjeevi and Akkineni Nagarjuna are very close to her and that they supported her when she was not well. The once lover boy of Tollywood committed suicide in 2014. SUPRAJA

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Do Not View Triple Talaq Issue Through A Political Prism : PM Modi April 29, 2017 15:29

Muslims should not view the Triple Talaq issue through a political prism, stated Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. The PM, speaking on the occasion of Basava Jayanti at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, expressed confidence that enlightened individuals from the Muslim community, would come forward to help women facing triple talaq find a way out. Modi even vowed to fight against the suffering of Muslim “daughters” in the country and added that the government would work towards finding a solution to the triple talaq. Modi claimed that the Indian history is not just about defeat, slavery and poverty. “India gave the message of good governance, non-violence and Satyagraha.” The 66-year-old PM at the event, revealed translated volumes of Vachana, penned by 12th-century social reformer Basavanna. The reformer’s birth anniversary is being celebrated today. The PM also released volumes of the works of other saints, translated into 23 Indian languages. Modi also appealed to the people to make a “tweet bank” of Lord Basaveshwara’s quotations. People of different ages should participate in tweet competitions at different levels, every year said Modi. Triple Talaq Not Applicable To Hindu Women Married To Muslim Men SUPRAJA

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Baahubali 2 Talk From Various Corners Of The World April 29, 2017 13:52

Baahubali is not a film but it is a celebration. From carving out Ganesh Pandals to enjoying every single mime on Kattappa, audiences have made “Baahubali” bigger than everything. The movie got released yesterday, and the talk coming from various corners of the world about the movie, is really amazing. While things like doing milk-abhishekams happened in Telangana, people in Mangalore wanted to watch the film multiple times in theatres. Tamil fans have become hardcore fans of Kattappa once again while movie lovers in Mumbai felt relieved for knowing the answer for “Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali?” In Hyderabad: Since last night, huge cinema lovers have stormed to theatres and enjoyed every bit of the movie. Many felt that Rajamouli has just beaten his own records and gave goose-bumps till the interval scenes. Contrary to the huge positive talk, some fans felt that Keeravani's background score is weak and some war episodes are not so touching. In USA: Some Tollywood celebrities like Nikhil, Colors Swathi and Madhushalini have watched the film in the IMAX format in USA and they felt that each and every artist inside the movie have outdone themselves. Other regular moviegoers felt happy for Rajamouli taking Telugu cinema to international level. Some even went on commenting that the film is like dubbed version of some Hollywood movie. In Chennai: Many hardcore Tamilians are feeling happy for Rajamouli giving support to their Jallikattu movement indirectly, as he has shown bulls in a positive way by using them to break a dam and save a kingdom. There are a couple of other scenes as well on bulls and that enticed Tamil fans a lot. Apart from the bulls, Kattappa remains their hard favorite. Though a Telugu director made this film, Tamils also feeling proud for Nasser, Ramya Krishna and Satya Raj taking centre-stage. In Bhimavaram: Better said and done, Bhimavaram folks admit that they were unable to see Prabhas on silver screen. Yes, they have seen only Amarendra and Mahendra Baahubali on the screen. Is not this a super proud moment for any actor? In Mumbai: People are appreciating the ace director, Rajamouli for Anushka’s Devasena role where she dominated even the Queen Regnant Sivagami. Other fans as usually felt happy for knowing the answer for why Katappa killed Baahubali and other interesting doubts. Also, the Bollywood fans are now desiring to see more of Prabhas and Rana in Hindi films too. In Bangalore: Not just Telugu version watchers, but other non-Telugu audiences have also watched the various versions of Baahubali 2 release day. Needless to say, they went crazy about the looks of Prabhas and Rana, and also they got bowled out by Anushka’s dazzling looks. Baahubali Celebrities Review SUPRAJA

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Calcutta HC Judge Orders Air Control Not To Permit 7 Judges, CJI To Fly Abroad April 29, 2017 12:32

The hearing of the seven Supreme Court judges, including Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar, was delayed by the Calcutta High Court judge, C S Karnan, yesterday. Earlier, the CJI issued a contempt notice to Karnan. On February 8, a seven-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had ordered the registrar general of the Calcutta HC to relieve Karnan of his duties. Justice Karnan was also asked to appear before the bench on February 13 to face contempt charges. Karnan told the court, “I am also holding constitutional post. My dignity has been hurt and work has been taken away without hearing me.” Karnan did not obey the court order and failed to appear. Instead, he wrote a letter questioning the contempt proceedings against him. Now, in a blow to the earlier notice, Karnan has issued order to the seven judges and the CJI. The HC judge also directed the Air Control Authority in New Delhi, not to permit the seven judges to fly abroad, till the case is disposed off, since their “offence” involves caste discrimination against Karnan. The HC judge, earlier this month had directed the seven judges to appear before him on Friday. But in his newly stated order, “ Today the above mentioned accused 1 to 8 are called absent hence their matter is re-posted to 01. 05. 2017 (Monday) to enable their reappearance. In the meantime, this court directs the Air Control Authority (referring to the Airports Authority of India) New Delhi, not to permit the said accused 1 to 8 from going abroad until the disposal of this crucial issue, since the nature of the offence, that is caste discrimination, is not only a heinous crime but also a very cruel atrocious act of heinous crime, and is punishable as per the Constitution.” Karnan thus also included an eighth judge in his order, the identity of whom is not revealed yet. Karnan outrageously then claimed that the reason for his “order’” directing airport officials to prevent the judges from flying abroad was, “if the accused are permitted to travel abroad, there is the probability of the virus of caste discrimination spreading in the said country by such perpetrators.” A contempt notice, was issued to Karnan, by the Supreme Court, for “degrading the judicial institution” after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi called for contempt proceedings against him for “scurrilous” letters against sitting and retired judges of the High Courts and Supreme Court. Justice Karnan had written to the Prime Minister and accused several retired and sitting judges of corruption. Karnan, summoned the seven SC judges, including the CJI, to his residential court and accused them of caste discrimination. SUPRAJA

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