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Man Says “I Do” to his Smartphone July 02, 2016 12:46

In a bizarre incident, a Los Angeles man has married his smartphone in a church ceremony in Las Vegas, taking his cellphone love to a whole new level.Yes! You read it right! Aaron Chervenak, an artist-director, drove 365 kilometres from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to take part in a typical Las Vegas wedding. The groom Aaron donned a tux while the bride wore a protective case.Michael Kelly owner of the Little Las Vegas Chapel told the groom  “Do you, Aaron, take this smartphone to be your lawfully wedded wife, and do you also promise to love her, honor her, comfort and keep her, and be faithful to her?” “I do,” Aaron said, and then the groom placed his wife on his left ring finger, since the wife had a nifty little ring attached to her plastic cover.Kelly, who has married a lot of strange couples, said, “At first it was like what? And then I was like... Alright let’s do it.”Kelly said Aaron’s symbolic gesture to marry his smartphone was because he wanted to make a point about how dependent people are on their phones.“People are so connected to their phones and they live with them all the time. They go to sleep with their cell phone. They wake up with their cell phone, sometimes it’s the first thing they check,” Kelly said, adding that it sounds almost like marriage.“My smartphone has been my longest relationship. We connect with our phones on so many emotional levels. We look to it for solace, to calm us down, to put us to sleep, to ease our minds,” Aaron said in a YouTube video.“To me, that’s also what a relationship is about,” he said. The marriage is not legally recognised by the State of Nevada.   Also Read: Photographer Captures a Rare Picture of a Fish Trapped Inside Jelly Fish BY M. DIVYA SHRI

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Hyderabad on High Alert! July 02, 2016 11:38

On the occasion of last Friday of Ramzan, security has been beefed up in old city of Hyderabad apart from the Bhagyalakshmi temple in the area where a huge crowd is expected. DCP Satyakumar, who is supervising the operations revealed that more than 200 police personnel were deployed at the Old City that included RAF team to look into the security issues. He further made an appeal to the people not to believe the rumors that have been doing the rounds on social media sites on terrorist activities.Meanwhile, Shamshabad airport has been on high alert from the past few days, following the five IS sympathizers. Teams have been formed to conduct special checks at the airport and passengers are taking the drill of security check way before they reach the checkpoint. Also, the visitor’s passes have been cancelled and police forces are busy scanning through the entire airport. Also Read: Planned Mass Killing in Hyderabad: ISIS SuspectsBY M. DIVYA SHRI

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Man threatens to commit suicide; climbs cell tower July 02, 2016 11:20

In a shocking incident, a man climbed a mobile phone tower and threatened to commit suicide in Hyderabad.According to the police, Narsimha, a 24-year-old car driver is a resident of Bank Colony at Suchitra under Medchal police station limits. He saw a girl in connection with a wedding proposal recently. He liked the girl and was getting ready to marry her, but a few days ago, his parents received a communication from the girl's family saying that she did not like him. Narsimha tried to convince them but could not succeed.Demanding that he should be married to the girl, he climbed the mobile phone tower near Medchal check post. He came down after the police intervened and later shifted him to police station. He was counseled in the presence of his parents and let off.Medchal inspector S. Rajshekar Reddy said “we counselled him in the presence of his parents and let him off.”   (Video Source: 10TV News) Also Read: Ruckus at UCLA campus; Murder-Suicide Kills Two PeopleBY M. DIVYA SHRI

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Gunmen Attack Restaurant in Dhaka, 6 Killed July 02, 2016 10:48

In a massacre incident, heavily armed IS militants attacked Bangladesh's diplomatic zone on Friday night, taking dozens of hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners. According to police, security forces have freed 18 hostages, out of which 3 injured women were earlier rushed to hospital. 11 people were killed including two police officers and six gunmen. At least 26 people were wounded in the gun battle as security forces cordoned off the area.Ambulances and fire engines were kept on standby. Five of the hostages are Japanese.However, the total number of hostages still remains uncertain. At least nine terrorists shouting "Allahu Akbar" barged into the Holey Artisan Bakery, frequented by diplomats and expatriates, and opened indiscriminate fire at around 9:20 pm on time.They then engaged in a fierce gun battle with Bangladesh security forces and hurled grenades at them. Two policemen were killed and 30 injured in the exchange. The deceased policemen have been identified as officer in-charge of nearby Banani police station, Salahuddin Ahmed and Additional Commissioner of Police Rabiul, identified only by his first name.Police said they have detained two employees of the eatery for questioning. A Bangladeshi man managed to call up his relative and told him to ask police not to fire, as he feared the gunmen would kill them all.He said there were around 20 foreigners present at the restaurant during the attack.MEA sources in New Delhi said they were monitoring the situation in Dhaka and trying to ascertain the details. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was in touch with security agencies over the incident. US President Barack Obama has been briefed by his top counter-terrorism official on the attack in Bangladesh, a White House official said. Also Read: 68 years of wait finally over, India and Bangladesh swapped landBY M. DIVYA SHRI

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Mysore Palace Priest Commits Suicide July 02, 2016 10:10

In a shocking incident, a priest from the Mysore Maharaja Palace committed suicide by setting himself ablaze at a deserted place near Irangal in Kurnool district.According to the officials, Balasubramanyam, 54, was one of the priests in the team which solemnized the marriage of the Maharaja of Mysore, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, on July 27. The priest’s family said Balasubramanyam was suffering from diabetes and hypertension. The priest told his family that he was going for a darshan of Guru Raghavendra Swamy at Mantralayam and got into the Basava Express on Wednesday night. But he got down at Irongal station.He went to a deserted place and attempted suicide by dousing himself with petrol. The victim who had serious burns was shifted to the government hospital at Adoni.Balasubramanyam died on Thursday evening. Kosigi SI Bhasha said a case was registered based on a complaint by the deceased's wife Sri Lakshmi. The priest wife said that poor health was the reason for the suicide. Also Read: HC Adjourned all AgriGold CasesBY M. DIVYA SHRI

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Krishna Pushkaralu Expenses too high! July 02, 2016 09:51

Huge amount of work has started for Krishna Pushkaralu which is going to commence from 12th August, 2016 and end on 23rd August, 2016. The expenditure is more than Godavari Pushkaralu. The state government is spending crores for the Pushkaralu. The previous year, it spent about `2,000 crore for the Godavari Pushkaralu.Government has already sanctioned Rs 1,080 crore to various departments for this purpose. It released Rs 231 crore to the irrigation department, Rs 133 crore to the municipal corporations, Rs 80 crore to the tourism department, Rs 318 crore to the roads & buildings department, Rs 140 crore to the panchayat raj, Rs 136 crore to the CRDA, Rs 30 crore to the endowments department and Rs 10 crore to the municipalities.Krishna Pushkaralu will be conducted in three districts - Krishna, Guntur and Kurnool. Of the Rs 1,080 crore, a sum of Rs 526 crore went to Krishna district, Rs 410 crore to Guntur district and Rs144 crore to Kurnool district. The departments are still sending fresh proposal for release another Rs 1,000 crore. The main works being taken up are of constructing the ghats, laying of roads in cities and municipalities of the three districts, and works related to public health service, toilets, water supply and approach roads to ghats. The endowments department has taken up the renovation of temples in these three districts.The department has estimated the expenditure for Krishna Pushkaralu at Rs 4,256.68 crore. Of this, Rs 2,178.82 crore is for Krishna district, Rs 1,330.30 crore for Guntur district and Rs 747.56 crore for Kurnool district. Also Read: Padmanabham Questions on Pushkaralu StampedeBY M. DIVYA SHRI

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KTR Promotes ‘Make in Telangana’ July 02, 2016 09:16

Is KTR following the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi or competing with him? While Modi is on the spree of foreign visits to promote 'Make in India', the Telangana IT and Industries minister KT Rama Rao is busy promoting 'Make in Telangana' in investor friendly countries.KTR is spending most of his time on foreign tours. After winding up America visit last week, the minister flew to South East Asian countries. He held several rounds of meetings with investors in Singapore in last two days. Now he is in Malaysia where he attended Malaysia - India business dinner meet. There he made a presentation on investment prospects in Telangana.KTR is also planning to tour Arab countries inviting industrialists to set up their units and also take up infrastructure projects. Also Read: KTR and Parrikar Inaugurate TATA Boeing AerospaceBY M. DIVYA SHRI

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Bulls Failed To Win Against Panthers After A Decent Performance July 01, 2016 15:55

Despite being staying ahead throughout the game, Bengaluru Bulls failed to earn their first win of the season against Jaipur Pink Panthers as their plans was destroyed due to some outstanding performance by the Panther’s skipper Jasvir Singh at the last stage of the game in the fourth season of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday. Panthers have reached the third position in the points table with nine points in their account after the result emerged as a tie. At the other hand, Bulls with 8 points in their pocket reached the fourth position.Jasvir Singh played brilliantly by scoring 9 raid points despite being remain outside the court for 11 minutes. Although till the last few minutes it was Bulls who were looking to take the game in their pockets, some great effort by Panthers and exceptionally well performance by Jasvir Singh changed the game and destroyed the desires of Bulls of winning for the first time against Panthers at Jaipur. From Bengaluru Bulls Vinod Kumar gave a superb performance in the first half by scoring two points in the fifteenth minute to give his side 10-7 lead. Their defenders played incredibly well as they earned crucial points for the team at the start of the first half. At the end, Jaipur Pink Panthers needed 11 points to save a defeat which they done absolutely well with the help of Jasvir scoring three raid points as well as an all out with eight minutes remaining in the game. With last two minutes remaining, Jasvir again scored a point and brought the score to level. By Prajakt K.

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Divas Emerged As Winners In A Match Against Queens July 01, 2016 14:38

Ice Divas managed to beat Storm Queens by 28-15 in match 2 of the first season of Star Sports Women’s Pro Kabaddi League at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday and registered their first win of the season. In the second half, learning from the mistakes of the first half, Sakshi Kumari tried to minimize the damage but without full support from the struggling skipper of Storm Queens Tejaswini Kumar, her efforts went in vain and Ice Divas, by taking huge lead, won the match, eventually. Earlier in the first half, disastrous performance from the Storm Queens raiders Tejaswini Bai and Sakshi Kumari harmed the whole team as they could only managed to bag 3 points in the first half as Divas went to break with 10-9 lead. Ice Divas skipper Abhilasha Mhatre played outstandingly by scoring nine much needed raid points which just turned the game towards Ice Divas as Storm Queen defender could not hold on to Divas’ defenders. By Prajakt K.

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Hyderabad traffic police suspended 278 Licenses July 01, 2016 10:32

Hyderabad traffic police enforcing the Supreme Court guidelines to curb the traffic violations in the city has till now suspended 278 licenses of the drivers for major violations. In a media release issued in Hyderabad on Thursday, Traffic Additional Commissioner of Police informed that they have cancelled 217 licenses of people booked for drunk driving and 61 licenses of people for making other specific violations. The police official said that they were also taking action against violations by auto drivers and cancelling their permits and registration of autos. He also informed that they had registered 129 cases against such violations till now. A special drive is being conducted in coordination with the traffic police and RTA officials and would be continued as a routine matter. Also Read: Foreign road traffic rules in Telangana soon!BY M. DIVYA SHRI

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