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Amala Paul To Act As Muslim Girl In Her Upcoming Flick March 27, 2017 11:38

Indian film actress and Tollywood dusky beauty, Amala Paul will be seen playing as a Muslim girl in the lead role, in her upcoming movie. Directed by a newcomer and debutante, Charan Tej, the Malayali actress will be coming back with a romantic drama. The movie has been titled, “Ayushman Bhava” and will go on the floors from 15th April. It is an emotional family drama about a middle class family that revolves around the love story of a Muslim girl and a Hindu boy, from Godavari reveals Charan. The Director himself, is also playing the male lead opposite Amala. The major part of the film shoot will take place in the scenic locations of East Godavari and Hyderabad. They are also planning to take few crucial scenes in Dubai and Israel, says sources. Apparently, actress Sneha Ullal has also been roped to play the crucial role. She will be seen playing Charan’s best friend, who supports the relationship of Charan and Amala. Sneha has an important role in the film and she will also perform in a special song in the film,” added the filmmaker. Charan is even in talks with Indo-Canadian Porn actress Sunny Leone, to shake legs on an item number in the movie. The music will be composed by Bollywood composer duo Manmeet and Harmeet Singh of Meet Bros. They have earlier scored the music of Ram Charan’s Thoofaan, and are known for composing popular Chart busters like Baby Doll, Party Toh Banti Hai, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan and others. Earlier, we have seen many Hindu-Muslim love stories like, Maniratnam's movie “Bombay”, but they always laid emphasis on the secular fabric of this nation. The theme would be the same, but the narration will be new and different, in Amala Paul’s upcoming movie. What makes it more interesting is that, being a Mallu actor, how it got her a chance to become part of a religious backdrop love story. Being a Christian girl, Amala Paul never played any such role related to her religiously. Amala Paul was last seen in Telugu movie ‘Janda Pai Kapiraju’ in 2015. By Supraja

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ESIC Launches Mobile Clinic Services In AP, Telangana March 27, 2017 11:26

The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has yesterday launched, Mobile Clinic Services in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Union minister of State for Labor and Employment Bandaru Dattyatreya, launched the ESIC Mobile Clinic Services in the Telugu states. He further flagged off, “Jan Suraksha Vans/Ambulances” in Hyderabad. These ambulances would serve the areas, not covered by ESI dispensaries in Telugu states. The Minister said, “Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will be the first states in the country, where the facility would be made available initially and later expanded to other parts of the country, by all ESI hospitals. About 13 mobile clinics have been launched initially, and among them eight clinics would serve in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Nalgonda and Nizamabad districts in Telanagana. The remaining five clinics would serve Chittoor, Prakasam, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, West Godavari, Nellore and Anantapur districts in Andhra Pradesh. Every clinic will have a vehicle with a Doctor, pharmacist, attendant, driver and the necessary equipment and medicines. The vehicle will visit two locations in a day for three hours each and conduct basic investigations. Every location will be covered twice a week, said Mr. Dattatreya. These mobile clinic services are estimated to cost around Rs 30 crores annually. Under the ESI scheme, employer contribution has been brought down to 3% of the wages from 4.75%, while the employees contribution rate has been reduced to 1% from 1.75%, the Minister said. The ESIC Hospital, is providing quality health services to its beneficiaries and the number of beds would be increased to 500 at the ESIC Medical College, here in Telangana, added Mr. Dattatreya. The ESIC is also planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State-run Nizam’s Institute Of Medical Sciences (NIMS), to extend its services. The government has already raised the salary of ESI beneficiaries to Rs 21,000 per month from Rs 15,000 and has taken up new initiatives for the benefit of women employees, the Minister added. The Ministry is planning for the third generation reforms for workers in the unorganized sector. Around 4.30 crore workers are present in the construction sector and out of them 1.80 crore workers have been registered, Dattatreya said. Mr. Dattatreya said ESI services cover 48 lakh beneficiaries through 12 lakh insured persons in Telangana. There are six ESI hospitals, 70 dispensaries, 149 panel clinics and two diagnostic centers. The Minister even praised Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi for ensuring legal status to National Other Backward Class (OBC) Commission. “Rather than using the OBCs as vote banks like other parties, the Telangana Government is sincere towards upliftment of OBCs, said Dattatreya. By Supraja

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12 Children Fall Ill After Administering Expired Medicines March 27, 2017 11:07

The state-run hospital, Gandhi General Hospital, has again been into the hall of shame, after 12 children were allegedly injected with expired antibiotics. This incident, triggered the temporary loss of motor skills, among the children. A mother of an aggrieved child, Shafiya, said doctors who examined the children, confirmed that the injections contained expired medicines. The children at the hospital have developed shivers, an hour after the  injections and their eyes were swollen up too. They even suffered from nausea, fever, bouts of seizures and began vomiting, she added. All of them were shifted to the hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU), as their conditions worsened. Mother of another child, Afreen Anjum, said, “ We took them to the emergency ward where they were injected and brought back to normalcy.” They complained of stomach ache again in the morning and now they are undergoing treatment, she added. Family members alleged that the kids were injected with amoxicillin clavulanate and potassium clavulanate antibiotics, from expired vials around 7.30 pm on Saturday. These antibiotics were administered to treat bacterial infections and fever. Meanwhile, Hospital authorities said, the drug supplier, Uttaranchal-based Maxmed Life Sciences Private Limited is being interrogated. Parents have claimed their children were wrongly diagnosed by an on-duty doctor, Naveen Singh. Shailaja, mother of Zohail, whose name too was missing from the list, stated, “The nurses who administered injections did not even check the expiry date on vial.” “My son suffered from diarrhea, high fever and vomiting soon after the antibiotic was given,” said Shailaja The Government swung into action, after the back-to-back controversies of the hospital, and suspended two staff nurses, Shobha and Sunita and the on duty doctor from the hospital. Telangana health minister Laxma Reddy said he was looking into allegations leveled by parents. Director of Medical Education (DME), M Ramani said an external inquiry was underway and a report would be submitted on Monday evening. The medicines were not supplied by the Government, and the antibiotics administered to the children were brought from outside, stated Ramani. The stock of medicines, given to us come with a stamp on them, “Telangana government supply” and also has a “not-for-free sale” seal. “We smell a plot, as vials that are shown by parents are not from the Government stock”, added Ramani. The DME further added that, they have been receiving over 4000 people, including patients and attendants on a daily basis. We will soon impose restrictions on the number of attendants with every patient, as crowd management at the hospital is getting difficult, said Ramani. Ten days earlier, a paralytic patient made a dramatic entry into the Gandhi Hospital, on a tricycle, after being denied a wheel chair. By Supraja

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IAS Officer Chandrakala To Head Swacch Bharat Mission March 25, 2017 17:53

IAS officer B Chandrakala has been appointed as the Director of  “Swacch Bharat Mission” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project. The UP cadre official, is the youngest official to be selected in Modi’s dream team, created by the Union Government recently. Additionally, she will also be in charge of Deputy Secretary in the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The 2008-IAS batch officer, born on September 27, 1979, hails from Telangana. Recently, the Centre has lauded her initiatives, to make Bijnor an ‘open defecation free’ (ODF) district in the country. Chandrakala has earned a lot of praise on social media after she publicly pulled up civic officials and contractors for sub-standard road construction in 2014. She is well-known for taking a tough stand against corruption practices. Chandrakala, has even been associated with ‘Clean India’ campaign’ when she was the District Magistrate of Bulandshahr, Bijnor and Meerut. The appointment of the IAS officer, in Delhi came less than a week after Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Chandrakala, completed her graduation in economics from Osmania University in Hyderabad. By Supraja

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Telangana’s Richest MLA To Donate Land For Dalit Scheme March 25, 2017 17:15

One of the richest Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA from Khammam, Puvvada Ajay Kumar, has announced the donation of 66 acres of land to the government This distribution will be done under the 'Dalitulaku Bhupampini' (Distribution of Land to Dalits). This one of CM KCR's big wishes to distribute 3 acres of land to all poor Dalits in Telangana. Ajay Kumar informed KCR about this in the assembly, during a discussion on the SC/ST sub plan fund bill. CM KCR, appreciating the gesture made by Ajay Kumar. He appealed to all the members and persuaded those who have land, but are not able to cultivate it in their respective constituencies, to donate it to Dalits. The Chief Minister, further said, he had personally persuaded a person who was settled in the US to donate his piece of land in Medak district. KCR asked the MLAs to appeal to the people settled abroad to follow the example. Ajay Kumar, joined TRS attracted by popular policies taken up by KCR government. Earlier, he has won from Congress in the 2014 election. The MLA owned a medical college in the name of the Mamata Educational Society. By Supraja

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Kangana Ranaut Gifts Herself A Costly Bungalow March 25, 2017 16:28

The “Queen of Bollywood”, Kangana Ranaut has gifted herself an expensive 3-storey bungalow, in a posh area in Mumbai. The actress had brought the property, close to her Khar residence. As the actress left for Vaishno Devi, everyone assumed that it was her gift to self, on 30th birthday. The actress visit to the shrine was not just to seek blessings for her upcoming film, but also to pray and thank the almighty for the new bungalow, that the actress has purchased. Kangana plans to turn the bungalow, into her own office, and start working on her directorial debut. According to reports, Kangana has also been working on its decor, and wants the interiors to give vibes that remind her of her Manali house, where she grew up in. The Bollywood actress, has hired interior designer Shabnam Gupta  and is working with her on her house’s decor. After Rangoon movie, she will next be seen in “Simran” directed by Hansal Mehta. She will dive into the shooting of Manikarnika, based on the life of Rani Laxmibai, to be directed by eminent Telugu filmmaker Krish. Kangana has many times said that direction is her dream and that it would happen very soon. After the shooting of Manikarnika, Kangana Ranaut will start work on her directorial debut. By Supraja

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AP Irrigation Project In Limca Book Of Records March 25, 2017 16:19

Andhra Pradesh’s Pattiseema Irrigation project has got a national recognition. The irrigation project, is registered in the Limca Book of Records, for its completion, to link Krishna and Godavari rivers, in a very short span. This is a major achievement for the AP state government and AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, as it was cited as his dream project. Corroborating the same, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu has shared the certificate, copy of the Limca Book of Records on his micro-blogging page. The Minister wrote, “Proud to see Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project make it to the Limca Book of records.” Hyderabad-based, Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited, has developed the Pattiseema (Pattisam) Lift Irrigation scheme (PLIS), within a year, i.e. from March 30, 2015 to March 29, 2016. The project is considered as a record, as it is completed in the stipulated time, whereas other irrigation projects had to be given several extensions. PLIS, is the first ever project to be linked in India. The project has started its full-fledged functioning, from July 6, 2016. Moreover, PLIS, was completed by Megha Engineering, without any budget enhancements. The first pump, of PLIS, was commissioned on 18 September, 2015, in just 173 days. The PLIS is one of the largest pump houses in Asia, with 24 pumping units. The pumps deliver the water drawn from River Godavari at Pattiseems to Polavaram Irrigation Project. The farmers in Krishna River Delta, are majorly benefited with this project. By Supraja

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Telangana Govt Committed For Welfare Of Minorities, Says KCR March 25, 2017 13:11

Honorable Chief Minister Shri K. Chandrashekar Rao on Friday has said that his government is committed to the welfare of minorities and protection of Urdu language and Wakf properties. The Minister even added, that the government would bring various offices, related to the issues of minorities in one place, to save people's time. He even added that, this would prevent unnecessary hassles, in traveling from one part of the city to another. Addressing the Assembly, CM KCR has stated that the government was ready to allocate land in lieu of Wakf land sold and encroached upon in the past few years. Nizamabad MLA and a member of the House committee, Bajireddy Govardhan Reddy, will look into the issues of Wakf land and properties. Furthermore, a panel meeting will be held, to finalize the issues, said KCR. KCR said, the previous government sold Wakf land and in some cases, even allotted such land to multinational companies (MNCs) The government has to compensate the board, as there are no proper records, and the land allotted to MNCs cannot be taken back, KCR Said. The Telangana Minister, added that, decades ago, the Nizam built a “Rubaat” (inn) near the Mecca in Saudi Arabia. People from the erstwhile Nizam's state were treated as “Guests of Allah.” On the Rubaat, proposed near the Ajmer Dargah, KCR said, the Deputy Chief Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali went to Rajasthan and sought land for it. A delegation is headed by the deputy chief minister, and KCR said, he will go to Rajasthan again, after the current Assembly session and meet the state chief minister on this. The Telangana Government, is even ready to purchase land for this, if required. He even added that, orders would be soon issued to make Urdu, the second official language, in all the 31 districts. KCR, further added, “There is a saying that Urdu was born in Hyderabad, patronized in Delhi and flourished in Lucknow.” The Telangana government, is committed to the development of the language. He said, that the government would take all measures for the development of dargahs even. MIM MLA, Akbaruddin Owaisi's, stated that the road near Yousufain dargah is very narrow. On the remarks made by the MIM MLA, KCR said, he would visit the dargah and make his possible efforts in widening the road. By Supraja

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Andhra Family Blames Husband For Twin Murders In US March 25, 2017 12:36

Just a couple of hours ago, we have reported, the murder of an Indian woman along with her son, in Mappleset area, New Jersey, US. The victims were identified as N Sasikala (40), and her son Anish Sai (7). The report to the local police was made by the victim’s husband, Narra Hanumantha Rao, who is also a software professional working in the US. N. Hanumantha Rao, saw his wife and son, lying in a pool of blood, in his house, when he returned from the office. The family hails from Prakasam District of A.P. It was assumed to be another hate crime against Indians, which is rampant after Trump became the President. But, Sasikala’s parents, Venkateswara Rao and Krishna Kumari, who live in Vijayawada, have accused their son-in-law, behind plotting the twin-murders. They alleged that Hanumantha Rao, was having extramarital affairs and that their daughter has shared her grief, several times on the phone. The victim’s parents further added, that Rao plotted the murder of their daughter and grandson so that he could legally continue his extra marital affairs with a girl in his office. According to the parents of the victim, “He (Hanumantha Rao) called me in the morning. He said Atthayya (aunt), Sasi and Sai died.” He was pretending to be weeping. I told him that he had done those murders. He cut the call. When I tried calling back again, he did not answer”, Krishna Kumari told a local media in Vijayawada. “He had been harassing Sasikala for the last two to three years”, said Venkateswara Rao. The couple said they had tried talking to him over phone, but, Rao refused to take their calls. “He used to tell our daughter, that he would talk later. But, he never spoke to us. When he came to India twice during the period, he gave her an impression of a changed man by promising that he had come out of that relationship”, the couple said. Local police, on the other hand, has registered a case, and are conducting an investigation from all possible aspects. Further details of the case are awaited! (Video Source: NTV Telugu) Female Indian Techie, Son Brutally Murdered In The US By Supraja

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Vijay Mallya’s Extradition Certified March 25, 2017 11:23

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Gopal Baglay, said the UK Government has conveyed India’s request for extradition of Industrialist and liquor baron, Vijay Mallya. He added the UK Home office, had forwarded the extradition plea to a district court, in order to secure a formal warrant against Mallya. “They conveyed it has been sent to a Westminster magistrate’s court for a district judge to consider the issue of releasing a warrant,” Baglay added. Earlier in March, the Supreme Court fast-tracked the proceedings against Mallya and laid its order, on contempt proceedings against him. Vijay Mallya allegedly diverted $40 million to his children's accounts in foreign banks, in violation of court orders. The Industrialist, is even accused of a loan default of over Rs 9,000 crore, from IDBI bank. This is a crucial step in securing the extradition of an individual from the UK. However, the actual process could take months, and may be even years, said a source. India has extradited a number of Britons, including Maninderpal Singh, who was convicted of raping and murdering a British teenager. No high-profile extradition has taken place from the UK to India, since a treaty signed in 1993. Extradition, in the UK, involves several steps. Most of which are time-barred, but allow several tiers of appeal. Once the Secretary of State has certified that the matter can go to court, and if the court is satisfied that enough information has been supplied, an arrest warrant can be issued. This is the point at which Mallya’s case rests currently. A bench of Justices A.K. Goel and U.U. Lalit reserved its order on whether or not Mallya was guilty of contempt, and what action should be taken to bring back the money. The court ended the proceedings after a three-and-a-half-hour hearing. The Center contended that Mallya was mocking the Indian system, after fleeing the country. The Government is also holding talks with U.K. authorities to get him deported. However, the liquor baron, fled the country days before the apex court took up the case against him. Attorney General, Mukul Rohatgi, has urged the court to direct Mallya to bring back the $40 million which he had received from Diageo. Diageo, is a British multinational alcoholic beverage company, headquartered in London, UK. Mallya had breached the court orders and his refusal to bring back the money had aggravated the breach, added Mr. Rohatgi. “He should be directed to appear personally before the court.” said the Attorney General. By Supraja

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