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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards 2016 August 29, 2016 13:39

On the occasion of world’s sports day, fifteen sportspersons have been honoured with Arjuna awards. Four athletes PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai and Sakshi Malik have been honoured with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday in New Delhi. Fifteen sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna Award and three with the Dhyan Chand Award. Apart from the medal, the Khel Ratna awardees will receive a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakhs. The Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each. The Punjabi University of Patiala has been awarded with Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy. A committee headed by Justice SK Agarwal finalized the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards along with Arjuna awards. Mary Kom headed the committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards. (Video Source: Doordarshan National)

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Bomb blast outside Brussels Institute of Criminology, no casualties August 29, 2016 13:10

A car rammed through the barriers at about 3 am and one or more attackers exploded a bomb outside Brussels Institute of Criminology near the laboratories which caught fire. The institute is linked to the Belgian ministry of justice and carries out forensic investigations in criminal cases.A bomb exploded at the Brussels Institute of Criminology in the north of Brussels, but the building was empty and no one was wounded, broadcaster RTL said.Brussels prosecutors have confirmed that there had been an explosion at the institute.Belgium has been on terror alert (level three, with a maximum of four) since the bomb attacks hit the city’s airport and metro, leaving 32 people dead. Islamic State claimed the responsibility for those terrorist acts. Brussels police have been carrying out regular raids since the March attacks to look for potential terrorist suspects.The raids are mainly conducted in the Muslim area of Brussels called Molenbeek, which is often referred to as an “Islamist hotspot.”Belgium has become the source of more Islamic State recruits than any other European country, the UN Working Group said back in June.By Premji

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Pathankot attack Pakistan’s hand evident says US August 29, 2016 12:22

The United States has handed over evidence confirming that the Pathankot airbase attack, held in January this year, emanated from Pakistan. The US has informed the NIA that the IP addresses of Facebook accounts of JeM handlers who have masterminded the January attack and IP address of the website of the outfit's financial arm, Al Rahmat Trust, are located in Pakistan. The probe revealed that FB groups accessed by the friends of JeM handler Kashif Jaan is related to jihad and JeM and contained photos of the four killed terrorists - Nasir Hussain, Hafiz Abu Bakar, Umar Farooq and Abdul Qayum.NIA is examining the option of filing a chargesheet against the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar in the Pathankot terror attack case. The webpage of Al Rahmat Trust was uploaded on rangonoor.com and alqalamonline.com, which are administrated by Tariq Siddiqui with a common email for both sites and its address is in Rafah-e-Aam Society in Malir, Karachi."The US has confirmed that all these websites and IP addresses originated in Pakistan and these were uploaded around the time of the Pathankot attack," an official said.It was revealed that JeM handler Kashif Jaan was using a Facebook account connected to the same mobile number which the attackers called from Pathankot after kidnapping Punjab police SP Salwinder Singh. The terrorists had made contact with another number in Pakistan connected to the Facebook account of "Mulla Daadullah".These accounts were accessed around the time of the attack using IP addresses of Pakistan-based telecom firms (Telenor and Pakistan TeleCommunications Company Ltd).By Premji

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Tata to Introduce 1.9 Liter Diesel Engine with the Hexa and Safari Storme August 29, 2016 12:00

Tata is planning to launch its first engine of diesel in its variants Hexa and Safari Storme. The date has not been fixed, however the year has been zeroed down to 2017.Hexa is designed and engineered to replace Tata Aria. It will however have the same power that is found in Safari Storme, 2.2 liters powered diesel engine with a specification of Varicor 400. The new addition with Hexa as well as with Safari Storme is the motor of diesel with a capacity of 1.9 liters. It is not a replacement though.With Hexa comes with six speed gearbox that is either manually or automatically operated. On the other hand, the Safari Storme has the manual feature.With the news of the ban of diesel in Delhi spreading like wild fire, many Car giants had counter plans to survive the sudden attack. Carmakers like Mahindra, Toyota and Tata made plans to pave their way through this upcoming crisis. Mahindra added diesel motor of 1.99 liters in its XUV500. The same motor was used in its Scorpio. Now it is on the verge of introducing petrol engines for the above variants. Toyota on the other hand without having worked on its diesel engines that already exist, launched a new petrol engine of 2.7 liters capacity. Tata, defying all odds doesn't intend to make such launches.The one tough competitor for the Hexa will undoubtedly be the Innova Crysta of Toyota. It therefore when launched has to be priced keeping it mind Toyota's stronghold of the same segment in the market.The launch date is estimated to be between January and June of the year 2017. We wish Tata "All the Best". Also Read: Indian Army irked over Malfunctioning Mitsubishi Pajero SUVs Source: Vicky.in

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Narendra Modi Lauds Pullela Gopichand August 29, 2016 11:51

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken specially to leave Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand in praises. He revealed that he is the best example of an excellent teacher. Gopichand has been training world class badminton athletes who have been excelling across the International games. Recently PV Sindhu made it big by winning a silver medal in the prestigious Rio Olympics. This made Sindhu and Gopichand flow with messages and wishes. Speaking on this Modi said “I salute Gopichand for his hardwork and dedication towards the game. He really trained some of the best athletes for the country through which he made India proud. Gopichand dedicated his life training skilled athletes and I personally congratulate PV Sindhu on her performance in the prestigious Rio Olympics”.

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Chandra Babu Responds to Pawan’s Comments August 29, 2016 11:15

Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan is slowly making his moves towards politics and he confirmed this during his recent massive meet in Tirupathi. Concentrating mostly on the special status of Andhra Pradesh, the actor made some harsh and hot comments of TDP and their governance which irked the leading political party of the state. Pawan said that TDP seems to be afraid of BJP demanding for special status as they will be impose CBI raids on the leaders and their government.   Reacting to this, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu responded saying “Pawan Kalyan should notice that I am not afraid of any one and he should have a look through my past. CBI enquiry will not make any difference on TDP and its leaders and Pawan Kalyan should re-consider his words before making some comments. He is speaking like Congress and YSRCP leaders”. On the other hand many TDP leaders called Pawan a leader without experience. (Video Source: TV5 News)

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PM’s Mann Ki Baat tells about Ekta aur Mamta on Kashmir August 29, 2016 10:50

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country through the 23rd installment of his monthly special–Mann Ki Baat. Aired on All India Radio, the programme is being broadcast in several languages to reach people all across the country. The tech-savvy Prime Minister had asked Indians to suggest the topics that they would like to be covered on the 23rd edition of Mann Ki Baat on the Narendra Modi App and MyGov Open Forum.Suggestions received from the public include plans for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, border issues, religion and educational reforms. The Prime Minister spoke on a range of issues in the course of his 35-minute address, including relations with Pakistan, the canonization of Mother Teresa, GST, Swachch Bharat, gas subsidy, floods, teacher-student relationships and sports in the context of India’s performance at the Rio Olympics.Modi said that we are proud of  our daughter who had won the medal in the Rio Olympic. They proved once again that they are not less than anyone. He mentioned about the gymnast Dipa Karmakar and said that she did a great job and stood at 4th position. PM Modi talked about the upcoming Teacher’s day on 5th September and said that 5th September is not only Teachers Day but a day of learning as well. Teachers are as important as mothers in our lives. Teachers spend their lives caring for their students.Modi said about the ongoing violence in Kashmir valley. PM said that, I interacted with all the delegation which are related to kashmir. We have all the same opinion on the kashmir issue - Ekta aur Mamta (Unity and affection). He warned, people who are putting innocent young boys in the front to disrupt peace in Kashmir valley, one day they will have to answer to these boys. Any life lost in Kashmir, whether of a security personnel or a youth, is a loss for us as a nation.He said, “This country is very big, full of diversities. To keep it united, it is the responsibility of all of us, as individual citizens, as a society and as a government, to strengthen our unity as much as we can, highlight it as much as we can. Only then can the nation achieve its bright future. I have confidence in the power of 125 crore people of the country.”By Premji

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Indian Army irked over Malfunctioning Mitsubishi Pajero SUVs August 29, 2016 10:19

Japanese car maker Mitsubishi has left a bitter taste in the mouth of the Indian Army, as the Pajero SUVs supplied by the company have malfunctioned. The SUVs had been supplied to the Indo-China border at Sikkim, where they malfunctioned. This issue forced the irked Army to take some of them to Kolkata.While the Indian Army blames it on the manufacturer, Mitsubishi blames it on the Army, who the company alleged wanted to use low quality diesel and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), which is composed of 70% kerosene. They also claim to have suggested the use of an imported additive to no avail.However, despite the claims by Mitsubishi, the Army remains largely dissatisfied, as they feel that the vehicle has been pushed to them out of compulsion and that they did not prefer the Pajero by choice. They also complain that the engines of the Pajero developed complications higher up in the mountains and so three of the SUVs had to be brought down to the plains. Despite all these problems, the Army claims to have making the best use possible of the SUVs without allowing them to die an easy death.Replying to the complaints by the Indian Army, Mitsubishi maintains that the engines are all fine but the Army's choice of using poor quality diesel with high kerosene content was the cause of the malfunction. It also says that the Pajero has always withstood extreme weather. The manufacturer further identifies the problem as damage in fuel injection pumps due to the use of incompatible fuel. It has also been alleged by the carmaker that their suggestion to defreeze diesel with a recommended additive also fell into deaf ears.The Indian Army is usually content with Maruti Gypsies and Mahindra All-Wheel Drive (AWD) units. However, the decision to use the Pajero SUV might have comes after seeing the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) parading in SUVs.Mitsubishi had sent about 12 Pajeros to Sikkim from 2011 till 2014 but they also affirmed that a couple of the SUV did have to go to the plains in Kolkata. They also said that the SUVs supplied to the Indian counterparts across the border have been doing well without any issues.Despite all these developments, an unnamed spokesperson at the Fort William, the Indian Army's Eastern Command Headquarters, had said that he hadn't been aware of any dialogue between the company and the Indian Army, which could have taken place in Delhi and not Kolkata. Also Read: Tata has launched Zest Sportz Edition Package in India Source: Vicky.in

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Highlights of Pawan Kalyan’s Tirupathi Meeting August 27, 2016 23:31

Janasena party Chief Pawan Kalyan made his public entry after a gap and hee announced for a public meeting in Tirupathi which has been held at Indira Gandhi Maidan, Tirupathi. Pawan focussed on three major aspects in his meeting: The challenges faced by Janasena after it has been recognized, the functioning of the leading TDP government in Andhra Pradesh and about the special status for Andhra Pradesh. Pawan revelaed that he will fight from the people’s side against the government if he feels that the justice is not done. The stadium has been packed completely and Pawan roared loudly with his speech. The actor revealed that he will fight for the special status of Andhra Pradesh and he will held a meeting on September 9th in Kakinada. He even called the people to join the fight for the special status and he said that they would stall the Parliament if needed. He also said that he is not interested in any positions and he will fight for the rights of the people till his last breath. (Video Source: NTV Telugu)

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Shahid Kapoor turns a Proud Father August 27, 2016 12:43

Super talented actor Shahid Kapoor impressed the audience big time with his outstanding performance but he failed to score a massive hit in his career till date. His performance in Haider and Udta Punjab received stupendous response in the recent times and the actor wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming movie titled Rangoon. The actor got married to Mira Rajput sometime ago and now the duo has been blessed with a baby girl. The Kapoor’s family has been left delighted with the arrival of a new member to their family. Mira gave birth to a baby girl at Hinduja Healthcare Surgical hospital at 7:56 PM on Friday and it was a normal delivery. Shahid and his parents were beside Mira from the last couple of days and the mother, baby have been doing absolutely fine. Shahid Kapoor took his social networking page to reveal saying “She has arrived and words fall short to express our happiness. Thank you for all your wishes”.

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