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1 Terrorist Killed in an Encounter with Security Forces in Kashmir January 10, 2017 09:37

In an encounter with security forces, one terrorist was killed on Tuesday morning in the Bandipora district of northern Kashmir. "One terrorist has been killed and one soldier has been injured during the gunfight in Bandipora," an army official said. The official said that "while acting on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in Hajin village of Bandipora, security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation." When security forces were conducting the search operation, militants were in hiding in that area. They immediately fired on them triggering the encounter. "The operation is in progress and more details are awaited," the army official said, adding that the identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorist are being ascertained. 2 Soldiers Injured in another Terror Attack by Pakistan in Nagrota BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Harasser Made to Stand Holding a SHE Team Poster January 10, 2017 09:20

A local court punished a man on Monday who was harassing a married woman by repeatedly calling her on the phone. The man was made to stand opposite the Assembly holding a SHE team poster at Gunpark traffic signal. M.A. Raheem, 39, was a resident of Moulali. He was asked to pay a small fine and work the whole day on a campaign against harassing women. Raheem was previously also arrested by the SHE team for harassing the woman. “He used to call the woman continuously. She changed her mobile phone number several times because of his harassment. But he would find her new number and call her again. When she stopped using her phone, Raheem started calling her husband asking him to hand the phone to her,” said a senior official from the SHE team. Because of his calls, the marital relationship between the victim and her husband was affected, police said. “When they went to a counsellor, they were asked to approach the SHE team. That is how the woman lodged a complaint with us,” added the official. The SHE team had arrested Raheem and produced him before the Nampally court. The Fourth Special Metropolitan Magistrate of the court convicted Raheem and asked him to campaign against harassment. "No Candidate Should Ask for Vote on Basis of Caste or Religion" : Supreme Court BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Sourav Ganguly Receives Death Threat Letter at his Home January 10, 2017 08:58

In a shocking incident, former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly received a death threat letter at his home. In the letter, he was asked not to attend a district felicitation function which is going to take place later this month. Ganguly is presently the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal. He said that he got the letter by post on Saturday. "I have intimated the whole matter to the police as well as the organisers of the programme there," he said on Monday. Lalbazar sources said they are reviewing his security arrangements after the threat. Without revealing the whole content of the letter, Ganguly said: "it warned him of grave consequences if he dares to visit the district." When he was asked whether he will be travelling for the programme now, he said, "I have not decided yet and am waiting to hear from the authorities on this." This is not the first time that the cricketer had received such a threat. Previously, he was once the target of a terror organisation along with other cricketing legends like Sachin Tendulkar. In 2008, he revealed that he and his family had got two threat letters. In one letter it was written that they would kidnap his daughter Sana. While one letter was from Indian Mujahideen, the other letter was from Maoists. "This time, the letter seems innocuous and might even be a prank. But the special branch has been activated and they will file a report in this regard even if no complaint is lodged as part of a routine exercise," said an officer. Cops said "the scan is necessary given certain areas of Midnapore are still frequented by Maoists. However, it is important for two other reasons felt state officials - firstly, this is the first time such a threat has reached his Behala residence after a gap of almost nine years and secondly, there is the explicit reference to a certain place which no other earlier letter had mentioned." Virat Kohli Takes Over as Indian Cricket Teams Captain BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Ram Charan Wants to Work With Chiru & Pawan Kalyan January 09, 2017 16:30

Tollywood actor Ram Charan is eagerly waiting for his production venture "Khaidi No 150" where his dad Chiranjeevi is the lead. Ram Charan talking on that says his wife is his biggest critic and he takes her opinion very seriously. "I don't usually consult her before signing a project," Ram Charan told IANS. "At home, we don't discuss my work. I decide the projects I want to do. However, she's a big critic and she makes it a point to watch all my films and shares her opinion. I look forward to her suggestions," he said. The "Magadheera" actor has come a long way since his acting debut in 2007. According to the latest reports, Ram Charan wants to work with his father and uncle Pawan Kalyan in the same film. "We'd love to work together but we are waiting for the right script. And the day we get one, we won't think twice about collaborating." Chiranjeevi has featured in cameo roles twice in Ram Charan's films "Magadheera" and "Bruce Lee - The Fighter". Ram Charan will next be seen in untitled Telugu rural drama directed by Sukumar. Balayya's Gautamiputra Satakarni Gets Tax Exemption from TS & AP Govt BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Salman Khan’s Arms Act Case Verdict to be Given on Jan 18 January 09, 2017 15:35

Jodhpur court today said on January 18 it will give the verdict in the Arms Act case against Bollywood actor Salman Khan. It also asked the actor to be present on the given date. After hearing the final arguments from both the sides the court announced the date for the verdict. Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit directed Salman Khan to be present in the court on Jan 18. A case against Khan was registered under the Arms Act by police in October 1998 for alleged using and possession of arms with expired license during alleged two blackbucks poaching in Kankani village. The forest department had filed a case on the actor. If convicted, Salman Khan could be jailed for seven years. Salman Khan's Unique Return Gift to All his Guests BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Charges on Card Payment at Petrol Pumps Stalled January 09, 2017 15:11

Government on Monday announced that no extra charge will be levied for card payments at petrol pumps. The decision came soon after petrol pump dealers threatened to protest. “Petrol pumps will continue to accept card payments post January 13. Oil companies and banks are discussing who is to bear Merchant Discount Rate charges,” said Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. On Sunday there was huge ruckus created by the petrol pump owners. They threatened to stop accepting credit and debit card payments in protest after the government announced that one per cent transaction fee will be implied by certain banks for card payment at the pump.    However, in the evening, banks delayed the decision to for few more days till the problem is solved in discussion with the petroleum ministry. After banks made the announcement, petrol pump owners too delayed their decision and said that they will accept card payments for now. “The All-India Petroleum Dealers Association has received an official communication from oil marketing companies (OMCs) that with the intervention of petroleum minister the transaction fee charges have been deferred till January 13, 2017. AIPDA also has decided to defer the agitation till January 13, 2017," said the association in a late night statement. "Our margins are not so much that we can accept this one per cent charge on each transaction. We have specific mechanism to compute the margin and these do not have any scope for MDR charges. This will lead to financial losses for the dealers," said Mr Bansal. A senior official from HDFC bank told that "the imposition of one per cent transaction charge in the form of MDR was an industry decision which has been taken by all the banks. We may have been one of the first to notify the petrol pump owners but this is a decision taken together by all the banks. It is not a decision only taken by us." Petrol Pumps to Protest After Jan 13, No Cards Will be Accepted BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Tata Nexon with a Touchscreen Infotainment System Spotted Testing in India January 09, 2017 14:55

The news of the Tata Nexon smaller SUV being seen trying in and around Pune, Manali and even Leh has been hoarding site pages for a long while. The new piece now is the Nexon being spotted with a skimming touchscreen unit. The car being referred to seems to wear the base variant's garments with dark plastic entryway handles and steel wheels. It likewise had a manual diminishing IRVM. The touchscreen unit is by all accounts the one we have found in the Tata Hexa. It will in all likelihood be combined to a 8-speaker yield. At dispatch, which is likely in the second quarter of this current year, the Tata Nexon will be the main SUV in its classification which will have a pop up unit. The screen will likewise have Map MyIndia route maps and different components found in the Tata Hexa. Other features of the Tata Nexon spotted here include reverse parking sensors, an unlock sensor for the boot, black plastic cladding on the sides, 16-inch wheels and roof rails. There will be most likely a new diesel engine option for the Nexon. It is expected to be a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit that should make around 100PS of power and 250Nm of torque. It will be mated to a 5-speed manual as well as AMT. The Tata Nexon's Revotorq motor will be tuned more for driveability than out and out execution. At dispatch, it will be up against built up players like the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300 furthermore the Maruti Vitara Brezza. 2017 Honda City facelift leaked ahead of unveil Source: Vicky.in

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Dense Fog Makes Life Miserable in North India January 09, 2017 14:43

"Cold conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana on Monday with the minimum temperature hovering around normal even as fog disrupted rail, road and air traffic in both the states. Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest place in the region as it recorded a low of 3.8 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal", MeT department official said on Monday. Chandigarh was recorded with a minimum of 7.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal. Ambala temperature was recorded at minimum of 5.4 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal while Hisar recorded at 5.6 degrees Celsius. Karnal’s minimum temperatuer was at 5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal while Narnaul recorded a low of 6 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal. "In Punjab, the minimum temperature in Ludhiana, the industrial hub of Punjab, settled at 6.5 degrees Celsius and Patiala recorded a low of 5 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal. Foggy conditions affected rail, road and air traffic in both states because of poor visibility", officials said. Dense fog was witnessed in Karnal on Monday, Hisar, Ambala, Patiala and Ludhiana. Fog Blanket on Hyderabad in the Morning Hours BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Hard Drives Containing ‘Khaidi No.150’ Arrive in the US January 09, 2017 11:42

Fans of Megastar Chiranjeevi are eagerly waiting for the release of their hero's 150th film "Khaidi No.150". The pre-release event was held on January 7th in Guntur. The movie is going to be released on January 11th. Everyone knows that Chiru has a huge fan following not only in India but also around the world. Presently, there is a celebration time for all the fans in the US as the film’s hard drives have reached Dallas, Texas at 5:50 pm CT. Hardcore Mega fans Chitti Mutyala, Suresh Lingineni, Bhavireddy Srinivas, Sridhar Lingineni, Prasad Nalarajala, Suresh Vejju opened the boxes which had hard discs inside and posed with them proudly. The content in the hard drives’ is being uploaded to the servers. The premier show will be held on time 10th of January. Pawan Kalyan Might Attend 'Khaidi no. 150' Pre-Release Event BY M. DIVYA SRI

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B’luru K.G. Halli Case: Molestation was Planned by the Victim January 09, 2017 10:47

The molestation case of a Muslim woman in Bengaluru had taken a drastic turn after police found out that the victim knew the accused and they both had planned this incident. According to the police, the accused Irshad Khan was married to the victim's sister for the last six years. But Irshad fell in love with his sister-in-law and they planned the incident in order to force her parents to give consent for their marriage. The more shocking was that the lovers were inspired by the Kammanahalli molestation incident and made a plan. The K.G. Halli police, had registered a case and arrested Khan, 34. Khan is a resident of Govindapura in K.G. Halli. He works as a sales executive with a private firm. Additional Commissioner of Police (East) Hemant Nimbalkar told the media that on Sunday movements of the accused gave them the clue. “When we analysed the CCTV footage, we saw that the accused was limping and dragging his left leg. As Khan had accompanied the victim to the station and interacted with the police during the investigation, we found that his walking style was similar to that of the accused. We kept a close watch on him and also video recorded him while walking without his knowledge. Both the videos were analysed and it was confirmed that it was, in fact, Khan who had allegedly molested the complainant.” He said, “Moreover, the call details report of both the complainant and the accused revealed that they were in constant touch over the phone, despite living in the same house and their conversations were lengthy and even crossed hours in some instances. Based on suspicion, Khan was picked up for interrogation and he revealed that he was in love with his sister-in-law for the last three years.”      “As per his voluntary statement, both wanted to get married but were worried about their family members’ response if they discussed it. Also, her parents were searching for a groom for her. Meanwhile, the recent Kammanahalli molestation case was telecast on all TV channels. They both came up with the plan that if she is molested, no other man would come forward to marry her and Khan could easily convince his wife and marry the complainant,” he added. As per the plan, Khan did an observation of those houses and shops which had CCTV cameras in the locality and finalised one. “Early on Friday morning, as per his statement, they acted according to the plan. A few hours after that, Khan approached the owner of the house where the CCTV camera was installed and got the footage. Instead of approaching the police, he gave the footage to TV channels. He also gave interviews to TV channels alleging that law and order were not maintained in the locality. Following his confession, he was arrested on Sunday afternoon,” he said. Mr Nimbalkar, however, said that "the police arrested him based on his statement but were not sure whether the complainant was involved in the case. We are yet to question the complainant. If even she admits to it, then we will initiate action against her for filing a false complaint,” he said. The victim used to live with her sister and bro-in-law from 2 yrs. Irshad Khan hails from Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. He had met his wife several years. They fell in love and got married six years ago. The couple also has a daughter. His wife works for an MNC bank, while his sister-in-law works with an online food and grocery store. Sources said that "the complainant had inflicted minor injuries on her hands and legs to make the police believe that the entire incident was real." Muslim Woman Molested by Unknown Person in Bengaluru BY M. DIVYA SRI

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