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Image of J&K Health Minister touching woman doctor goes viral July 01, 2015 11:50

While the #SelfieWithDaughter is doing the rounds all over the web, the image of Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Chaudhary Lal Singh inappropriately touching a woman doctor reminds us the fact that the heinous acts against women exists very much and can’t be abolished with selifies. On Monday, Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Chaudhary Lal Singh went to a government hospital in Lakhanpur to check the arrangements for Amarnath pilgrimage, which started today.Mr. Singh reportedly noticed that the collar of a woman doctor was not proper. He instead of asking her to put it right, he proceeded to fix it."The minister moved towards her and said ... 'Bitiya your collar is not proper' and corrected it himself. The doctor said nothing," said an officer who was present at the time.The image caught on a camera and was circulated widely on the web.  Needless to say, it has ignited an online furor."Shame: Health minister Lal Singh during Lakhanpur visit today," tweeted Sheikh Junaid.Another #SelfieWithDaughter of a BJP Minister Lal Singh holding a doctor by her collar. Such respect for women! pic.twitter.com/rZWZIzldLC- Samar (@Samar_Anarya) June 30, 2015In February this year, Mr Singh was accused by a woman doctor of mental harassment after he rebuked her for not wearing her lab coat. Many told that the minister could have limited it with words.This is not the first time Singh has courted controversy. Just two weeks after taking his oath in February this year, he had landed in a controversy after a woman doctor filed a complaint against him, accusing him of "mental harassment amounting to outraging modesty".The complainant alleged that she was standing with other hospital staff when the minister walked towards her and asked her why wasn't she wearing her lab coat. To this, she replied that as it was a social function she thought it was not required. The minister, according to the complainant, shouted at her and said, "It is an official function."The doctor said she informed the minister that at times psychiatrists don't wear their coats even in hospital wards, so as to make their patients feel comfortable around them. But, she alleged, the minister shouted at her and said, "Who has invited you here?""He snapped his fingers at me and said: 'Tumhara Kaam Ho gaya, chalo niklo bahar'," the doctor said in her complaint. - Manohar

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Except that, all my films are pointed out- Rajamouli July 01, 2015 11:41

Answering to a question asked by Karan Johar, Rajamouli said that, among the various hit films he made, Maryada Ramanna is the only flick, where all the film critics gave the positive reviews.Rajamouli had participated in a special interview with Karan Johar, and as a part of the programme, he answered several questions shot by Karan. One of it was, how does he react to the controversies for his movies?Answering to the question, Rajamouli said that, “every movie is continuously facing this hurdle regardless of the performance. In fact, the blockbuster hits of mine are not an exception for it. Especially the reviewers point out the negative issues in the film and focuses mainly on it.” “However, they cannot be solely blamed, as they point out the mistakes of us, which might help us to improve it in further flicks. In fact, all the reviewers had reacted positively about Maryada Ramanna, there is not even a single negative point that is pointed out in that film. That would actually be an appreciation for an every director”, Rajamouli said.     Finally, all the film lovers’ eyes are currently on high budgeted Baahubali. The countdown has already started, just 9 days to go. By Phani

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DS quits Congress, joins TRS soon July 01, 2015 11:02

“ D Srinivas, the senior congress leader in likely to join the TRS party, the official declaration is expected to come any minute”, the reports say. D Srinivas, the former minister and senior Congress leader, who had once, took the party on success route is now found unhappy about it.If the reports are to be believed, regarding this, he already wrote a letter to the party president Sonia Gandhi saying that, he is neglected by the party all the time. It was heard that, he asked the MLC seat, but the party rejected it. Moreover, the party did not even inform, that it nominated Akula Lalitha as the MLC candidate. Digvijay Singh is trying to put an end to my career- DSSpecifying Digvijay Singh, Congress MP, DS said, “Singh is trying to put an end to my political career. In fact, he is the one who obstructed me to nominate for MLC elections.Basing all these, DS finally decided to quit congress and join in TRS party. As a part of Telangana government’s ‘Harithaharam’ programme from July 3rd, KCR might reach  Nizamabad on July 6th, and then might officially invite DS into the party.   DS, being a senior Congress leader, who had a vast political experience, is obviously a major plus for the TRS party. On the other side, Congress is just trying to make a little positive influence in the state these days against TRS. At this time, DS leaving the party and joining in TRS is definitely a major loss to the Congress. By Phani

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Aftermath of Greece crisis - What Indian corporate has to do July 01, 2015 10:53

Greece's last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid, were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF confirmed that Greece had not made its scheduled loan repayment of 1.6 billion euro to the fund. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that it will report this to the global lender's board that Greece is "in arrears," the official euphemism for default.The after effect will be that the Indian corporate may face higher borrowing cost in the overseas market in the short-run, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has said. "India's direct exposure to Greece through external trade is minuscule. A contagion effect may lead to a 'risk off' scenario, increased volatility and capital flight. The biggest single-day debt outflow from the Indian market was $2 billion on September 17, 2008, post Lehman's collapse," it said.Indian firms have raised foreign capital to the tune of $13.4 billion in 2014-15 and the cost of such borrowing may now go up. Ind-Ra expects increased global market volatility to weigh on the rupee in the near-term.Greece's bailout program has ended on yesterday, the country has failed to make a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) repayment to the International Monetary Fund. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has called a referendum and has shut down the banks for a week and imposed a daily ATM withdrawal limit of 60 euros.Finance secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has said that the economic crisis in Greece may trigger capital outflows from India and the government is in consultation with the RBI to deal with the situation.Due to the Greece crisis, India's software and engineering exports may take a hit, industry and government officials warned. Engineering exporters' body EEPC India said the economic crisis in Greece will impact engineering exports from India as European Union is the largest destination for such shipments. The industry body expects indirect impact from the UK, Italy, Turkey and France.By Premji

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Naidu attends, but KCR skips governor’s dinner July 01, 2015 10:38

Telangana chief minister KCR did not attend the dinner hosted by Governor ESL Narasimhan in honour of visiting President Pranab Mukherjee. This has now become the talk among the political circles, while AP CM Naidu has attended the dinner. It was known that a tough rivalry is currently running among the dual state Chief Ministers, especially after the cash-for-vote and phone-tapping scandals. So in this situation, the meeting of the two CMs at Governor’s dinner was expected to take place a higher significance, but unfortunately, KCR did not give that opportunity, as he skipped the invitation of the governor. However, the official reason for KCR’s absence is that he was suffering from a fever. He had in fact cancelled all his appointments yesterday. On a 10 day southern sojourn, President Pranab Mukherjee has visited the state on Tuesday and was invited to the dinner by the governor Narasimhan. Naidu has already explained about the law and order dispute in the Hyderabad to the president in the past. Basing this dinner, governor Narasimhan planned to make the two CMs resolve their differences. But unfortunately, as KCR was absent for the dinner, the governor might plan for a better occasion later. Hope the two CMs clear the differences between them and move on for the development of the states.By Phani

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Five foot hairball found in the stomach July 01, 2015 09:50

A five-foot hairball was removed from a 15 year girl’s stomach. Kavitha Kumari, a 15 year old girl was taken to the hospital by her parents, when they identified her illness. According to the reports, it was found out that, the girl had lost her appetite and was suffering from extreme fatigue.     Also read: Watch: Girl strips clothes in a private chatRegarding this, she started eating her own hair and the hair of others too. The below video clarifies the case more.  Watch it. By Phani

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Section 8, an obvious need, AP DGP says July 01, 2015 08:55

Director-General of Police J.V. Ramudu said that, “Section 8 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act should be implemented for sure, and it is the need of the hour.”  On Tuesday, DGP attended the 29th Onshore Security Coordination Committee Meeting, AP region, is organized by the oil companies. Speaking to the meeting, DGP said that, the present circumstances demand the need of section 8 in the states. Investigating Telangana officials on phone tapping issue- DGPThe investigation is still taking place, it is too early to talk on it, said DGP, when he was asked about the progress of the cases filed against Telangana Chief Minister KCR on the phone tapping issue.Police force is a single entity- DGPWhen it comes to security, the police force is a single entity across the country and is bound by a pledge to protect the people. “It is only a matter of streamlining certain things. If required we would take their help and provide our services if they need,” DGP said, when he was questioned that whether Telangana or the AP police should provide security to the VVIPs of AP.Protest week of Maoists is a publicity stunt“The entire Andhra Odisha Border area (AOB) is under the control of the police and incidents such as the protest week declared by the Maoists in the area from July 1, are just publicity stunts,” DGP clarified. He further said that, “all the efforts are being made for the protection of women in the state and regarding this, we are developing the ‘She’ police team in AP.” Security of installationsOfficials dealing with the security from all the major oil and gas companies such as ONGC, GAIL, HPCL, BPCL and IOCL participated in the coordination meeting. DGP instructed the security agencies to develop the confidence in the people. “When it comes to security of vital installations, a lot depend on external intelligence. And people are the best source. People should be proactive and inform the police or the company, if they notice something suspicious.” Mock emergency drills“We have decided to hold mock emergency drills in coordination with all stake holders on a regular basis,” DGP further said. By Phani

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A Bangladesh Daily insulted Indian Cricketers June 30, 2015 19:49

Don't expect good things from poor minds.A Bangladesh daily made the above lines true. After the nation recently won a historic 2-1 ODI series against India at home, a caricature in a leading Bangladesh daily - Prothom Alo -- shows top Indian players, including MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, with their head half shaven and under the towering presence of Mustafizur Rahman, the talented novice pacer, who single-handedly collapsed Indian batting.The caricature, advertising stationery goods, shows Mustafizur with a cutter, the delivery that fetched him a record 13 wickets. The photo-shopped image has been published in the paper's humor magazine section - Rosh Alo - on June 29. But the satire, mocking India's miserable performance, failed to evoke the response from its local fans as many Bangladeshis criticized the post in the paper's Facebook edition, calling it "unceremonious" and "betraying Bangladeshi culture". Bangladesh fans were over the roof when the rookie pacer Mustifizur knocked out top Indian batsmen in the first two ODIs on June 18 and June 21. Although India won a consolation match in the third game on June 24, Bangladesh credited themselves with some fine all-round performance.During the series, a section of the fans harassed well-known Indian fan Sudhir Chaudhary in Dhaka. The colourful Sachin Tendulkar fan had to be given extra security to save himself from overzealous Bangladesh supporters. But the caricature in a respected Bengali daily on Monday morning has not gone down well with several Bangladesh fans.Animesh Roy asked the paper's editors on Facebook: "Will Bangladesh be able to take the pressure after this (caricature)? Will you do the same when our team loses?"Another reader, Akram Hossain Rumye, wrote: "Dear Editor, this is in poor taste. You have shamed 16 Crore Bangladeshis. Is mocking India part of our culture?" Raznan Ahmed wrote: "Mustifizur is looking like a barber with the cutter in his hand." - Manohar

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Recipe: Kullu Trout June 30, 2015 19:35

Kullu trout is a popular dish from the house of Himachal Pradesh. It is a delicious recipe prepared with a host of Indian spices, pan-fried and served on a bed of hot rice. Here is a simple preparation method of tasty Kullu trout, prepare this at your home and enjoy its delicious taste. Cooking time: 1 hourIngredients: 1 troutFor the marinade:1/2 tsp salt1 tsp dill leaves1 tsp crushed coriander seeds1/4 tsp red chilli flakes1/2 tsp lemon rind2 tsp lemon juice1 Tbsp mustard oilFor the sauce:2 Tbsp mustard oil1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 1/2 Tbsp diced onions1 tsp chopped coriander2 tsp lemon juice1/4 tsp saltMethod of preparation:Clean and wash the trout. In a bowl, add fish, salt, dill leaves, crushed coriander seeds, chilli flakes, lemon rind, lemon juice and mustard oil. Rub the marinade all over the fish and keep aside for about 10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and add the marinated fish and cook on both sides on low flame for 10 minutes. For the sauce:Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and onions and saute till it turns light brown. Remove from fire and add the coriander leaves, lemon juice and salt and mix well. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve hot with rice.By Lizitha

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Special protein may raise risk of stroke, study revealed June 30, 2015 19:27

A special protein in brain called FoxF2 are essential for the development of the blood-brain barrier, according to a new study. The findings appeared in the journal Developmental Cell. In a study done on mice, the team found how the blood-brain barrier develops and what makes the capillaries in the brain different from small blood vessels in other organs. "Mice that have too little or too much FoxF2 develop various types of defects in the brain's blood vessels," said Peter Carlsson, professor at the University of Gothenburg's department of chemistry and molecular biology.This blood-brain barrier is vital, because it enables strict control over the substances with which the brain's nerve cells come into contact. "It has a protective function that, if it fails, increases the risk of stroke and other complications," the authors noted."The research is now underway in collaboration with clinical geneticists to investigate the extent to which variations in the FoxF2 gene affect people's risk of suffering a stroke," Carlsson said. By Lizitha

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