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July 26, Kargil Vijay divas July 26, 2016 11:32

The nation on today is paying tribute to its brave Indian soldiers who have laid their lives during the two-month long war on the icy heights of Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, bordering the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 1999. On the 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas, PM Narendra Modi hailed the supreme sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers and paid his rich tributes to the war heroes.I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us, PM Modi said in a tweet.India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting & unforgettable reply to the intruders, he tweeted.We recall with pride, the firmness demonstrated by India’s political leadership in 1999, which ensured a decisive victory in Kargil, another tweet.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag, Air Chief Marshal also paid homage to the Kargil War martyrs in the national capital. In the Drass sector in Jammu and Kashmir, the families of Kargil War heroes paid tributes to the fallen war heroes on the occasion of 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas.Father of Captain Vikram Batra, who lost his life in Kargil War, said his son was a legendary soldier. We are very proud of him, he added.The official history of the three-month conflict is being written in the Ministry of Defence. The two-year long project, which has started in January last year, is being headed by the historian Srinath Raghavan. But the army, which has played the leading role in evicting Pakistani intruders from the mountain ranges, is not sharing any operational detail with the history division of the ministry.Lt General (retd) Vinod Bhatia, former DGMO, said, “It is important to write the history of the Kargil War but every operational detail cannot be shared. So many of our current deployments in the area are based on what happened in 1999, and the DGMO can’t possibly share them. Also, the tactics we used, our launch pads for operations, we can’t let that information out even now.”“Our operational and logistics build-up, location of reserves etc. are not a matter of detail, but one of military capability and hence, need not be in the public domain,” Bhatia said.By Premji

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Hyundai Introduces Automatic Variant in Creta S+ Trim July 26, 2016 10:55

Hyundai has introduced the automatic transmission variant of the S+ mid-range trim to the market at a price of Rs. 13.56 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Korean carmaker had already introduced the S+ AT trim a couple of months ago but did not mention any price. Now as the price of the trim is listed on the official website of Hyundai, the bookings for the automatic transmission variant have begun in the metros in India. The price of Rs. 13.56 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) is lower than the price of the top-end SX+ automatic trim by about Rs. 1 lakh. The Creta S+ AT trim will surely boost the sale of the Creta, as the feature is made available on the slightly lower priced version of the SUV. The Creta tops the sales charts in the compact SUV segment in India, being the bestseller since it was launched last year. Now, you can book for the Creta S+ trim in metros at (ex-showroom prices) Rs. 13.78 lakhs (Chennai), Rs. 14.27 lakhs (Mumbai), Rs. 13.99 lakhs (Kolkata) and Rs. 13.76 lakhs (Bengaluru). The Creta S+ AT's direct rival is the Renault Duster AMT, which is priced Rs. 13.14 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Creta S+ AT uses the 1.6-litre, CRDi, VGT, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel mill, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, to power itself. The power output is 126 bhp at 4000 rpm and 265 Nm of torque at 1900 rpm. The Creta comes with a front-wheel drive configuration. Source: Vicky.in

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Japan stabbing - 19 killed, 25 injured July 26, 2016 10:28

A knife-wielding man went on a rampage at a care centre for the mentally disabled in which at least 19 people were killed in Japan, officials said. Another 25 were wounded, 20 of them seriously, in the attack in Sagamihara city, 50 kilometres west of Tokyo, a local fire department spokesman said. The facility, called the Tsukui Yamayuri-en, is home to about 150 adult residents who have mental disabilities.The alleged assailant turned himself in after 3:00 am (1800 GMT Monday), admitting he had carried out the attack, police in Sagamihara said. He left the knife in his car when he entered the station. He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and trespassing. Officials in Kanagawa prefecture, which borders Tokyo, identified the suspect as Satoshi Uematsu, and said he had worked at the facility until February.He entered the building about 2:10 a.m. by breaking a glass window on the first floor of a residential building at the facility, Shinya Sakuma, head of prefectural health and welfare division, said at a news conference.Kanagawa Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa expressed his condolences to the victims.According to police, the suspect said: “The disabled should all disappear.”“Doctors confirmed the deaths of 19 people,” the fire department official said.A woman who lives across from the facility said that she saw police cars enter the facility around 3:30 a.m. "I was told by a policeman to stay inside my house, as it could be dangerous," she said. "Then ambulances began arriving, and blood-covered people were taken away."Japanese broadcaster NTV reported that Uematsu was upset because he had been fired, but that could not be independently confirmed.Japan has one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the developed world, and attacks involving weapons of any kind are unusual. But the country has seen outbursts of random as well as planned violence.By Premji

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Tizen Academy for Telangana July 26, 2016 09:46

After the state bifurcation, both the Telugu speaking states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have been competing by inviting new companies for employment opportunities across the states. The latest update is that Samsung is keen on setting up a Tizen academy in Telangana after the first tizen skilling batch has been successful.Samsung along with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) joined hands signed a MoU that offers a skill development course to the engineering graduates based on the platform of Tizen operating system. The Telangana government has been pleased with the happenings of the Tizen Academy after the trained youth prepared 90 apps out of which Samsung short listed 13 apps.

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Tirupati Gets an IIT: Centre Approves the Proposal July 26, 2016 09:32

The Institutes of Technology Amendment Bill 2016 has been passed in Lok Sabha on Monday which approved to set up six new IITs across the country. The six IITs include Jammu, Tirupati, Goa, Dharwad, Bhilai and Palakkad. Most of the members in the house supported the bill but there has been huge opposition in the hike in the engineering fees. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar revealed that the government is quite concerned in improving the quality of education and the performance of institutes. There has been a huge debate on the fees and the union minister replied that the government is just concerned about the quality in the education and is not bothered about the fees. Families with income below Rs 9 lakh per annum also can get zero per cent education loan, he said adding affirmative steps can certainly change the scene of higher technical education in the country. There has been a wide discussion about the rural education and its development.

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Telugu Titans Beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 35-23; Reached Semis July 25, 2016 16:19

Jaipur Pink Panthers faced a big defeat against Telugu Titans as Rahul Chaudhari and Nilesh Salunke played well in game 51 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2016 on Sunday at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi.Jaipur Pink Panthers are at the second spot in the points table with scoring 47 points in 8 wins of the total 14 games, whereas Telugu Titans are at third with scoring 45 points and winning 7 games of the total 13. In the first half, Rahul Chaudhari scored an opening raid for the Telugu Titans but Tushar Patil from the Panthers scored a rad point as well. When the score was 1-1 after three minutes, Panthers managed to send Rahul Chaudhari back to the bench. Rahul Chaudhari came back when Panthers were leading 4-3 and scored two important raid points to give his team 6-4 lead in the 11th minute. Rahul Chaudhari scored his 100th point of the season in the 14th minute before Titans inflicted their first all out on Panthers in the 15th minute to lead 12-5. Titans’s raiders scored well as they were leading 17-7 at the end of the first half. Panthers countered and scored their first super tackle in the 23rd minute when they were trailing at 11-19 at the initial stages of the second half. But Titans were ready to answer as they scored an all out on Panthers in the 16th minute to take the convincing lead of 24-11. With only 10 minutes to go, Panthers were trailing at 15-28. As only last five minutes remaining to finish the game, Rahul Chaudhari scored his fifth super 10 of the season as his team was leading 32-15. At the end, getting a momentum, Tushar Patil from Panthers scored eight points and tried to cut the deficit but his efforts came at very last minute and Panthers were on the losing stage. Even his perform could not stop Panthers to loose 35-23 to Titans on Sunday.By Prajakt K.

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Dabang Delhi KC Beat Bengal Warriors 41-20 July 25, 2016 15:06

Kashiling Adake and Selvamani’s stallr performances helped Dabang Delhi to register an outstanding win against Bengal Warriors in 50th game of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2016 on Sunday at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi.Bengal Warriors with scoring 26 points in 3 wins are out of the tournament now and Dabang Delhi KC are at seventh spot with scoring 26 points in 4 wins. In the first half, Delhi KC started well with taking out of star raider Jang Kun Lee and Selvamani scored his first raid point. Warriors were remained with only three men, however, Jang Kun lee scored the bonus point. Countering the attack, Delhi KC inflicted their first all out of the game and took 10-4 lead in the 10th minute. Star of the match, Kashling Adake gave a stellar performance and gave a convincing 14-5 lead to his team in 13th minute. Warriors defense failed to score points till the 15th minute of the game. In 16th minute by opening the account they scored their first tackle point. Kashling Adake scored seven points and Delhi KC scored their second all out on Warriors in the 18th minute to lead 20-9. Delhi KC ended the first half with great 11-point lead 21-10.In the second half, Delhi KC’s Kashling Adake, was in no mood of mercy as he went on adding many points to his account and pushing pressure on Warriors. In the 30th minute, Dabang Delhi KC scored their third all out to lead 33-13. With Warriors’s defense being very weak, Delhi raiders scored continuous points. With the support of Selvamani and Kashling Adake Dabang Delhi KC registered a crushing win by 41-20. By Prajakt K.

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Rajinikanth Returns from his Vacation July 25, 2016 13:54

Superstar Rajinikanth has been making huge noise from the past few weeks because of his latest movie titled Kabali. PA Ranjith directed the movie and Radhika Apte, Dhansika essayed the crucial roles. The movie released across the globe on July 22nd and it has been receiving decent response from the audience. Though the word of mouth has been negative, the collections have been outstanding all over. V Creations produced Kabali which released in 4000 screens in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam languages. Rajinikanth has been in USA for a vacation along with his family from the past few weeks. He has been operated with kidney transplantation recently and the actor has been relaxing over the countryside from the past 50 days. The update is that Rajinikanth returned back from USA to Chennai and he received a warm welcome from his fans. The actor has been left delighted after he witnessed his fans cheering up with the arrival of Superstar. It has been revealed that Rajinikanth is completely fit and energetic after his vacation.

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India should be declared ‘Hindu Rashtra’ - Uddhav Thackeray July 25, 2016 13:34

The Shiv Sena has demanded that India be declared a "Hindu Rashtra." In an interview to the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray lashed out at the Centre over the situation in Kashmir and said that for the common man, nothing had changed under the new government."Once the elections are here, the Prime Minister tours states. Then he had also gone to Kashmir. Why doesn't the Prime Minister go to Kashmir now and stand behind Hindu brethren?" questioned Uddhav, adding that the Shiv Sena is willing to fight for the sake of Hindutva."What are the Hindus in other political parties doing? Or are they ashamed of calling themselves Hindus?" he lashed out. Uddhav said that there is no option other than to declare India as "Hindu Rashtra." "Enough of pandering to secularism. Secularism has led to injustice against Hindus," he alleged."It is difficult to understand what is happening in the country," charged Uddhav, "the lives of the common man continue as it is. The fog of uncertainty over their lives has not lifted." "The government has changed, but did the lives of common people change? What are you going to do about it?" he asked.The Sena chief said: "If speaking about Hindutva is a crime, at least shed the false pretensions of secularism - as the country is now stuck between the two (Hindutva and secularism). "When Hindus are being targetted and attacked, where are these secularists? What about the Sanatan Sanstha, which is being crushed like a snake? We don't support them, but let the truth about the Sanatan Sanstha come out once and for all. Merely talking and labelling them will not serve the cause of justice," Thackeray said."The Hindus are in a majority, yet they are subjected to atrocities. They elected this government with the hope and confidence of improving their lot, but the same old story as before (Congress rule) continues," Thackeray said."We have to decide now, enough of this 'secular' stuff. The only option left is to declare India a 'Hindu Rashtra', if attacks on Hindus have to be prevented," Thackeray said in his annual birthday eve interview.By Premji

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Salman Khan Proved Innocent July 25, 2016 13:23

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan has been on cloud nine with the super success of his recent outing Sultan that released all over during the Eid this year. This Abbas Ali Zaffar’s directorial has been raking huge money all over and is racing towards the biggest hit in his career. The actor now has one more reason to cheer up which is even a huge relief. He has been alleged to be involved in poaching blackbuck and chinkara in 1998 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan while shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain.Now the actor has been announced acquitted by the High Court of Rajasthan today in both the cases. The High Court pronounced that the actor has been innocent in both the cases which left the actor along with his filmmakers in huge relief. Salman will soon be shooting for his next movie titled Tubelight in the direction of Kabir Khan which will start rolling in August.

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