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Kazakhstan: Helicopter Lands on the Road, Pilot Gets Down to ask Direction February 17, 2017 15:20

It is common to ask directions when you are travelling. But have you ever seen a helicopter landing on the road instead of helipad? In an unusual incident, a military helicopter pilot landed on a road in rural Kazakhstan to ask the directions. The video was shared on YouTube on Thursday shows a truck convoy came across a Mi-8 Gunship helicopter taking four rocket pods on a deserted road in the north-west of the country. The video was filmed from a mobile phone by the second truck driver. In the video, we can listen to one voice which says"What the f**k is he doing? He is just sitting there in the middle of the road." Seconds later a man gets down from the helicopter and runs towards the first lorry. He shakes hands with the driver before figuring out the location. After the brief conversation, the pilot waves thanks and runs back to the £8million helicopter. With laughter in his voice, the first trucker says on the convoy radio: "They were lost. He came to ask which way to Aktobe." "How can you get lost in the steppe?" an incredulous trucker replies as the helicopter lifts off. "How the hell can you get lost in the steppe?" Following the incident, the Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense was flooded with queries. A statement was released to the local media, saying that "the helicopter was taking part in a planned visual orienteering exercise, in which trainee pilots were required to determine their location using methods that included by means of the human survey." Reportedly, the exercise was a "success", and the helicopter has since returned to its base airfield. VIDEO: A hybrid of plane and helicopter BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Fire Erupted at Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru, No Casualties February 17, 2017 15:03

“Thick smoke enveloped Bellandur lake after a fire broke out when garbage strewn around it was set ablaze”, a fire department official said on Friday. The incident created panic among motorists on the busy Sarjapur main road. "Usually, a pile of garbage strewn around the lake is set on fire, but yesterday it caused a scare among residents and motorists as the smoke started billowing and surrounding the lake in the evening," K U Ramesh, Deputy Director at Karnataka Fire Department, said. "The fire was doused in half an hour. The area, for a while, was enveloped by huge clouds of smoke", he said. Residents blamed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials for their "lackadaisical" attitude and asked them to stop dumping of garbage. The scale of Thursday’s fire startled experts and authorities, who were not able to trace out why the fire erupted for a long time because due to inaccessibility of the spot. Firemen were also confused on how to put off a ‘fire in the water.' According to reports, the incident took place when a weed and dry grass was burnt in the area without proper guidance. Residents from the neighbourhood claimed that this was a regular affair. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board Chairman Lakshman said "notices have been issued to the BBMP, Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board and other agencies to stop the dumping.  He also said the board is in the process of inspecting sewage treatment plants in the area. The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes." Bengaluru: 2 Unidentified Persons Fire at APMC President's Car, 1 Killed BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Chiranjeevi Travels in an Auto, Helps Auto Driver by Giving Rs. 2 Lakhs February 17, 2017 11:30

Megastar Chiranjeevi is currently hosting 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu's 4th season. In one of the episode, an auto driver named Satish had participated in the contest. He is from Medchal. Satish requested Chiranjeevi to travel in his auto. He also said that he wouldn't be bothered if he couldn't win Rs.1 crore. The Megastar did not disappoint the wish of the poor auto driver. He travelled in his auto for a certain distance. The auto driver even won Rs.1.60 lakhs prize money in the game show. However, Chiranjeevi showed his kindness again by giving Rs.2 lakhs personally and wished that the debts of the auto driver would get cleared. The show will also see 'Supreme' hero Sai Dharam Tej, Rana, Radhika and Suhasini as the special guest. They would grace the show as contestants next week. Niharika Konidela to Enter Tamil Cinema Soon BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Laser Speed Guns & Breathalysers to be Placed on ORR February 17, 2017 10:52

The Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited (HGCL) IS a wing of Hyderabad Metro Development Authority (HMDA). In a new initiative, it will put laser speed guns (LSGs) and breathalysers in order to curb rash and drunken driving on the Outer Ring Road (ORR). "The commissioners of Cyberabad and Rachakonda police have sought these gadgets. HGCL has agreed to release an advance of 50 percent of the initial investment of Rs 12.33 lakh for procuring the devices. The remaining amount will be released after the receipt of gadgets by the police department. The Rachakonda police commissioner will invite tenders in this regard soon", HGCL managing director B Anand Mohan has said.   These devices will help to keep an eye on vehicles entering the ORR. The police patrol teams will also be placed near the entry points to check the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers. In order to check rash driving, laser speed guns will be placed at random points. According to Anand Mohan, these measures have been taken after suggestions were made by Central Road Research Institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research which had carried out Road Safety Audit (RSA) on ORR. A meeting will be held on February 21 with the ORR concessionaire, consultants and contractors to discuss road safety measures. Another meeting will be held with CRRI officials to discuss the Road Safety Audit on February 27. Hyderabad: Drunk Driver Hits Divider, Risks Passengers Life BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Sania Mirza Denies Service Tax Evasion Notice February 17, 2017 10:26

Tennis star Sania Mirza denied service tax evasion on Thursday. She responded to the notices which were issued last week by the service taxes division of the Central Board of Excise and Customs. The department had summoned the tennis star asking her to appear before the court on February 16 either in person or through representatives. Sania’s accountant arrived on her behalf as she was out of the country. In her report, Sania said, "the Rs 1 crore given to me by the Telangana government was a training incentive”. “Sania’s representative submitted certain documents before the Service Tax authorities and contended that the sum of Rs 1 crore she received from Telangana government was training incentive and the amount was not towards becoming state’s brand ambassador,” sources said. The notice was issued by Service Tax Hyderabad-II Commissionerate in Red Hills. The notice was sent at her residence in Jubilee Hills. Sources said "the tennis star has not disclosed proper break-up of earnings." The notice says "Whereas an investigation against you about non-payment/evasion of Service Tax/contravention of provisions of Finance Act 1994 and Rules made thereunder is being inquired. I have reasons to believe you are in possession of facts or/and documents and things which are relevant to the inquiry." "You are hereby summoned under Central Excise Act, 1944 made applicable to service Tax matters under Finance Act, 1994 to appear before the Office in person or by an authorised agent on February 16 to give evidence truthfully on such matters concerning the enquiry as you may be asked to produce the documents and things," said the notice, which does not define the case in which she has been ordered to appear. "If you fail to comply with this summons and intentionally avoid to attend or to give evidence and to produce the documents and things, without a lawful excuse, you will be liable to be punished under the relevant provisions of IPC", it said. Service Tax Department Issued Notice to Sania Mirza BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Namrata Shirodkar Gives Rs.30 Lakh Cheque to Siddhapuram Village February 17, 2017 09:58

Namrata Shirodkar Ghattamaneni, who is the wife of superstar Mahesh Babu is initiating the charitable works of her husband and also looking over the developmental works in the adopted villages Siddhapuram, Burripalem. In regard to that, she has taken a major step forward on Thursday for making Siddhapuram a model village in Telangana. Namrata met Ranga Reddy district collector Raghunandan Rao and handed him Rs. 30 Lakh cheque. She gave the money for the building a new school building in Siddhapuram village of Kottur mandal in Mahabubnagar district. Sharing the news, Namrata said, "Thank you Natco trust for this generous donation. Looking forward to a superstructure designed by the renowned architect Sudhir Reddy. Seen the first draft and it's simply stunning! Can't wait for the work to begin and above all for the kids to enjoy this space and in turn study hard to become great achievers. My soulful thanks to all these people who are helping us make Siddhapuram a model village in Telangana." Mahesh Babu’s Next Film Teaser Release Date BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Allu Arjun’s 'Duvvada Jagannadham' Look Leaked, Goes Viral on Social Media February 17, 2017 09:37

Fans of Stylish start Allu Arjun are eagerly waiting for his upcoming movie 'Duvvada Jagannadham'. According to the latest reports, a photo of Allu Arjun in 'Duvvada Jagannadham' look has leaked and is going viral on social media. As fans await for the pre-look poster, sure this pic of Allu Arjun in a brahmin look will enthral the audience. The movie audio launch will be held on the eve of Maha Shivratri. The movie is being directed by Harish Shankar. Dil Raju is producing the movie under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. The music has been composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The movie will be released on 19th May. Prabhas Clarifies, Says SRK Not Part of 'Baahubali-The Conclusion' BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Niharika Konidela to Enter Tamil Cinema Soon February 16, 2017 17:17

The Mega family daughter, Niharika Konidela made her debut with Tollywood movie 'Oka Manasu'. But the movie flopped on the big screen. After the movie she hasn’t been seen in any other movie. The actress is presently busy working on a web series with her father Naga Babu, 'Nanna Koochi'. According to the latest reports, the young actress is going to make her entry into Tamil cinema soon. It has been learnt that Niharika has signed to play the female lead in actor Vijay Sethupathi’s next. “She had been in talks for a while but it was only recently that things fell into place. The film will be directed by a debutant Arumuga Kumar, who has known Vijay for a long time. Niharika has got a very interesting role and so decided to give it a go-ahead. She has already begun shooting for the film,” reveals a source. The untitled project stars Gautham Karthik, who is a son of veteran actor Karthik. Gautham was last seen in Mani Ratnam’s 'Kadali', in a dual role. Congress Opposes KTR's Decision to Appoint Samantha as Brand Ambassador BY M. DIVYA SRI

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7 Year Old Girl Applies for a Job in Google, Gets Letter from CEO February 16, 2017 17:02

A UK-based 7-year-old girl named Chloe Bridgewater has applied to 'Google' as she wanted to work with the search giant. The more surprising thing has she received a personal response from the CEO itself. She wrote a letter addressing to the ‘Google boss.' She then introduced herself and stated her desire to work with Google. She further said that she didn’t know how to go about applying for the job. She added that when she asked her father he said: "a letter would do for now". "Chloe was naturally delighted to receive a response", her father Andy Bridgewater said in a post on LinkedIn that has gone viral. In the post, he wrote that "it was a much-needed confidence booster for Chloe, who was “knocked down” by a car years ago." Chloe got the interest to work with google when one day she asked her father "where his ideal place to work would be. And I said, ‘oh, Google would be a nice place to work". Chloe was overwhelmed when she received a personal response from Sundar Pichai. In his response, Pichai thanked Chloe for applying to Google and further inspired her to pursue her dreams. “I think if you keep working hard and following your dreams, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to - from working at Google to swimming in the Olympics,” Pichai wrote. He added, “I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school. :)” Andy says that "my daughter wants to share her thoughts with the media and somehow, find a way into Google. However, I only want her to focus on her studies and develop her skills for now." The LinkedIn post which went viral was liked over 94,000 times. Google Launches YouTube Go, a New Offline App BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Edappadi K Palaniswami Forms his Cabinet, Swear-In with 31 Ministers February 16, 2017 16:23

Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao approved the recommendations of chief minister-designate Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday. He has appointed a 31-member cabinet. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Raj Bhavan at 4.30pm today. Palaniswami got the portfolios of public, police, home, finance, PWD, highways and minor ports and personnel and administrative reforms. K A Sengottaiyan will be the only new face in Palaniswami's cabinet. He had replaced K Pandiarajan who was the education minister. Here is the list of members in Palaniswami's cabinet: 1. K Palaniswami(Chief Minister) 2. K A Sengottaiyan (Party praesidium chairman) 3. C Sreenivasan (forests) 4. Sellur K Raju (cooperation) 5. P Thangamani (electricity, prohibition and excise) 6. S P Velumani (municipal administration) 7. D Jayakumar (fisheries) 8. C Ve Shanmugam (law, court and prisons) 9. K P Anbazhagan (higher education) 10. V Saroja (Social Welfare) 11. M C Sampath (Industries) 12. K C Karuppanan (environment) 13. R Kamaraj (food and civil supplies) 14. O S Manian (handlooms and textiles) 15. K Radhakrishnan (housing and urban development) 16. C Vijaya Baskar (health and family welfare) 17. R Doraikkannu (agriculture) 18. Kadambur Raju (information and publicity) 19. R B Udhyakumar (revenue) 20. N Natarjan (tourism) 21. K C Veeramani (commercial taxes) 22. K T Rajenthra Bhalaji (milk and dairy development) 23. P Benjamin (rural industries) 24. Nilofer Kafeel (labour) 25. M R Vijayabaskar (transport) 26. M Manikandan (information and technology ) 27. V M Rajalakshmi (adi dravidar and tribal welfare) 28. G Baskaran (khadi and village industries board) 29. S Ramachandran (Hindu religious and charitable endowments) 30. S Valarmathi (backward classes and minorities welfare) 31. P Balakrishna Reddy (animal husbandry) Edappadi K Palaniswami Appointed as TN Chief Minister by Guv BY M. DIVYA SRI

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