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KCR Announces 1 Lakh Prize Money For Informers Against Drugs July 29, 2017 10:44

KCR Announces 1 Lakh Prize Money For Informers Against Drugs:- Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, as part of the government efforts to root out drugs from Telangana State, on Friday, announced a prize money of Rs 1 lakh for people who give information about supply of drugs including ganja. KCR also announced similar prize money for information provided on hookah centres, gambling dens and eve- teasing. He further assured that the names of informants would be kept confidential. He stated that, “Come forward and share the information with the police. Cooperate with the government and inform who is supplying the drugs. Though drug usage is not as severe as it is in other states, we need to nip it in the bud itself as the State has recorded 21% growth rate as well as secured number one position in maintenance of Law and Order.” Irrespective of their social or economic status, though the criminals who are supplying drugs will not be spared, the drugs users will be treated as victims and will not be harassed. The Chief Minister, at a high level meeting at Pragathi Bhavan on the ongoing drugs investigations, reiterated that the State government was committed to eradicating social evils from the State. He said that the investigation into the drugs case was being conducted in an in depth and transparent manner to ensure that distribution and use of banned drugs are nipped in the bud. He dismissed reports of large-scale drugs abuse in the State and that it had attained the level of menace. “Neither Telangana State nor Hyderabad city are among the list of top drug using places, but the government’s aim is to eradicate the supply of drugs at the entry level,” he asserted. Mr. KCR said the government had managed to eradicate illicit liquor and shut down hookah centres and gambling dens, even as SHE teams kept a tab on harassment of women. He wanted the officials not to spare those involved in adulteration and supply or manufacturing spurious seeds or fertilizers. “We chanced upon the information on drugs abuse while on the drive against food adulteration and hence, we need to put an end to this issue,” he added. He congratulated the officers concerned over making good progress in the case investigation and directed them to get to the root of the problem. Refuting reports that officials were targeting film industry in the drugs case, the Chief Minister said that as part of the investigation, people suspected of drugs abuse are being questioned and through them, information on those supplying and selling the drugs is being obtained. “It is our responsibility that no one in the State including students fall prey to drugs. We will not spare anyone who is supplying or selling drugs. The drug users also should change their habit,” he advised. SUPRAJA

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TRS Challenges Opposition, Calls For Open Debate On Drugs Issue July 29, 2017 10:28

TRS Challenges Opposition, Calls For Open Debate On Drugs Issue:- The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders on Friday challenged the opposition party leaders for an open debate on the allegations leveled by them against TRS government and Minister KT Rama Rao on purchase of police vehicles, sand mining, drugs investigation and the Nerella arrests. “If the opposition leaders have guts, they should produce evidence for their allegations or abstain from making such baseless allegations,” said the TRS leaders. MLC and TRS spokespersons Karne Prabhakar refuting the allegations by the Opposition parties, accused them of resorting to goebbelsian tactics through mudslinging and expecting TRS to wash off the mud. “Even after Minister KT Rama Rao has presented all the facts and figures along with necessary evidence through media, they have not stopped mudslinging. They have been repeatedly targeting the Chief Minister’s family personally,” said Mr. Prabhakar. The Opposition parties were making mountain out of mole in case of the Nerella incident, stated Prabhakar. He explained that only four out of 12 arrested were Dalits and there was no question of police brutality against the accused. He demanded that the Congress leaders should apologize for driving weavers to commit suicide through their anti-weavers policies, before going to Sircilla. He advised Congress senior leader V Hanumantha Rao to learn lessons from previous experiences, else people will teach him a strong lesson that he would never recover from.   Armoor MLA A Jeevan Reddy strongly rebutting allegations on drugs case, felt that it was time to send the opposition leaders to mental asylums. He said that the lethargy of Congress and TDP leaders has led to strengthening of the drugs supply network. “Now that the TRS government is taking measures, they are attributing their failures to us. Similar was the case of illicit liquor and the TRS government is taking strong measures against it,” Jeevan Reddy explained. He further dared Revanth Reddy for a debate on the number of pubs allowed by the TDP during its regime. He pointed out that number of bars or pubs increase as per an increase in the population. Meanwhile,  MLC Bhanuprasad asked why family members of the Chief Minister cannot have businesses. “Don’t the family members of Jana Reddy, Uttam Kumar Reddy, Sridhar Babu or Revanth Reddy have any business establishments? What is wrong if some of the family members of the Chief Minister have business operations as long as they do not obstruct government operations?” he questioned. SUPRAJA

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Health Authorities To Launch “MR Vaccine” Drive From August In Hyd July 29, 2017 10:01

Health Authorities To Launch “MR Vaccine” Drive From August In Hyd: The health authorities have unveiled its plans to launch a massive Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine drive in Hyderabad. The vaccine drive will be the first time in the State, aimed at covering close to 90 lakh children, between August and September. The MR vaccine administration and awareness drive, which is a part of the National Measles Elimination and Rubella Control Programme of the Centre, will be taken up between August 17 and September 25 and will cover children from 9 months to 15 years of age. The health authorities on Friday said that all children would be covered during the month-long drive, irrespective of whether children and adolescents between the age group of 9 months and 15 years were given MMR vaccine earlier. Tamil Nadu, Goa, Puducherry, and Lakshwadeep had participated in the first phase of the MR vaccine drive which was launched earlier this year. In South India, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala, are the States included in the second phase of the MR vaccine. Health and Family Welfare, Commissioner, Vakati Karuna, said “This is a mega vaccination programme and for the last three months we have been preparing ground for the launch of the drive. Unlike polio vaccines that are administered in the oral form, MR vaccines come in the form of injections. A lot of care has been taken to maintain the cold-chain management.” The officials said, already, close to one crore vaccines had arrived and 50% of the stock had already been distributed to the districts. The authorities have reached out to all private practitioners, bodies representing doctors, and educational institutions to make the MR vaccination effective. Moreover, the officials are estimating that 60 lakh children can be administered the MR vaccine in schools and colleges alone. In private practice, MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine is already prescribed by doctors in Hyderabad and elsewhere. However, this is for the first time that the State and Union Governments are getting involved in administration of MR vaccine to children in the State. Once the month-long administration drive of MR vaccine concludes, it will become a part of the routine immunization programme, which is administered in government hospitals. The health officials said that once large numbers of children were administered the MR vaccine, over a period of time the entire population would develop immunity to measles. Keeping this in mind, authorities were aiming to administer the vaccine to a whopping 90 lakh children in a month. SUPRAJA

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Newest Mother July 28, 2017 19:42

A little boy went to the library to check out a book titled “Comprehensive Guide for Mothers.” “Is this for your mother?” the librarian asked. “No,” said the boy. “So why are you checking it out?” “Because I started collecting moths last week.”

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Swaraj Directs Indian High Commission To Issue Visa To Pak Patient July 28, 2017 19:28

Swaraj Directs Indian High Commission To Issue Visa To Pak Patient:- A grateful Pakistani woman said Pakistan would have changed had Sushma Swaraj been prime minister. India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa for medical treatment. After a woman, Hijaab Asif, sought the external affairs minister’s urgent involvement in giving visa to a Pakistani requiring medical treatment, Swaraj’s direction to India’s High Commissioner in Pakistan Gautam Bambawale came on Thursday. Asif, touched by Swaraj’s prompt response, said “Lots and Lots of Love and respect from here. Wish you were our prime minister. this country would have changed.” Minutes after Swaraj’s tweet to Bambawale, the Indian mission tweeted that it was in touch with the applicant. Lots and lost of love and respect from here. Wish you were our Prime Minister, this country would've changed! — Hijaab asif (@Hijaab_asif) July 27, 2017 “Ma’am, we are in touch with the applicant. Rest assured we will follow it up,” the Indian High Commission said in a tweet. Maam, we are in touch with the applicant. Rest assured we will follow it up. — India in Pakistan (@IndiainPakistan) July 27, 2017 The external affairs minister, a few weeks back, said that those Pakistani nationals seeking visas for medical treatment in India must accompany their visa applications with a recommendation letter by Aziz.” “Dear ma’am, spoke to DHC (Deputy High Commissioner) in Islamabad, told the patient’s current condition and he said it’s all up to you. If you allow,” Asif had tweeted earlier. @SushmaSwaraj dear ma'am, spoke to DHC in Isalamabad, told the patient's current condition and he said it's all up to you. If you allow, 1/3 — Hijaab asif (@Hijaab_asif) July 27, 2017 “The patient is suffering from serious liver ailment and needs urgent treatment in India”, Asif said. After Swaraj’s direction to grant a visa to the patient, Asif was effusive in her praise of the external affairs minister. “@SushmaSwaraj What do I call you? Superwoman? God? No words to describe your generosity! Love you ma’am. Cannot stop praising you in tears!!!” she said. @SushmaSwaraj what do I call you? Superwoman? God? No words to describe your generosity! Love you maam Can't stop praising you in tears! — Hijaab asif (@Hijaab_asif) July 27, 2017 In another tweet, she said, “My heart belongs and beats for you”, adding that “Pakistan doesn’t deserve her at all”. Pakistanis don't deserve her at all — Hijaab asif (@Hijaab_asif) July 27, 2017 SUPRAJA

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Thanjavur - The City Of Temples July 28, 2017 18:57

Thanjavur - The City Of Temples:- Also known as Tanjore or the city of temples, Thanjavur is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has a lot of cultural value and is known for its famous Tanjore paintings, antiques and handicrafts, textiles and saris, its Carnatic music and musical instruments and of course the temples. A rich historical heritage, Thanjavur holds a very important place in the molding of ancient as well modern south Indian civilization. Being of religious importance, this place is a must for all pilgrims. There are many religious places in and around the district. Siva Ganga Garden, Art Gallery, Palace and Saraswathi Mahal Library, Sangeetha Mahal are the main tourist attractions. This is a place where you can constantly witness the magnificent and dynamic cultures of the past and present breathing life into and living in the everyday, giving the area a unique and glorious identity. Anyone wanting to witness the rich cultural heritage of the country, to roam the streets displaying beautiful handicraft and artwork, and to visit temple portraying people's believes and faith, Thanjavur might just be perfect for your next travel plan. With some beautiful temples in the town, showcasing intricacies of architectural intelligence and depicting the masterpieces the building are, Thanjavur is a treat to the eyes for everyone looking forward to visiting the city. Most of the temples in the city are associated with the worship of Lord Shiva, and their history dates back to the days when the region was ruled by the rulers of the Chola Kingdom. Each of the temples has stories associated with their origin, which is still recited in the form of folklore by the native inhabitants of Thanjevur. A few of these temples, including Brahadeeswara and Gangaikonda temple, have also been declared as world's heritage site, providing the visitors with a few more reasons to plan a trip to this place. - Best Time To Visit - October - March How To Reach Thanjavur The major nearest city to Thanjavur is Tiruchirapalli, which is both the nearest International Airport and the railway station. The overall connectivity to Thanjavur, it being an important tourism centre, is convenient. Regular mode of transport from all major nearby cities are available to be boarded by tourist planning a trip to the city. - By Air - The nearest airport to the city of Thanjevur is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport, or popularly known as Trichy, located at a time distance of 1 hour. Regular taxis and a few bus services run between the two cities, making the travel comfortable and hassle free. Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport (IXM) - 155 kms from Thanjevur - By Road - The road network to Thanjevur is pretty much well developed, with the roads connecting the city to major nearby cities and towns like Bengaluru, Chennai, Madurai, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore and Tiruchirapalli. Regular private and state-run bus services are also available for one's convenience. One can also drive their way through Thanjevur or book a private taxi according to their liking. - By Train - Tiruchirapalli also acts as the nearest major railhead to the city of Thanjevur. Trains from all nearby major cities, like Coimbatore, Rameshwaram, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Salem, and Madurai, are connected to Tiruchirapalli by means of railways. Board any one of these to reach Trichy and then book a taxi for an hour long drive to Thanjevur. - By Water - Chennai port is the nearest major port to the city of Thanjavur. Majorly known for the export and import of goods, the port also deals with a few passenger liners from nearby countries and a few areas. If one wishes to travel by waterway, they can board one of these passenger ships to enjoy the sea and reach Chennai, after which buses/taxi can be taken to make it to Thanjavur. Commuting Within Thanjavur Auto rickshaw, tourist cabs, cycle rickshaws are available. Top Places To Visit In Thanjavur 1) Brihadeshwara Temple The biggest attraction of Thanjavur - The Brihadeshwara Temple, also known as the Big Temple. Built during the reign of the Great Chola emperor, Raja Raja Chola, this temple is an architectural marvel. Protected by deep trenches on either sides and the Grand Anaicut River running through another, this temple is a favorite among the pilgrims. The shrine itself is a 216 feet structure. The sanctum is dotted with paintings from the Chola and Nayak periods. The statue of Nandi the Bull welcomes at the entrance. 2) Vijayanagar Fort This famous tourist spot is located nearly 2 km from the Brahadeeswara temple. This majestic fort was built by Nayaks and partly by Maratha rulers during the early 1550 AD. One can find the Tanjore Palace, Sangeetha Mahal, Library  inside the fort and an exquisite art gallery, that includes many sculptures and paintings. The Shiva Ganga Gardens are also a part of the complex. Though the fort is mostly in ruins, it still echoes its strength and grandeur it must have once possessed. 3) Gangaikonda Cholapuram A place which is testimony to the architectural and engineering genius of the region and the pride of one of the greatest empires of India - Chola Empire, Gangaikonda Cholapuram is a place worth exploring. Gangaikonda Cholapuram was the capital city of the Chola Empire for more than two centuries. The town was built by the Chola King Rajendra in order to commemorate his victory over the Pala Dynasty. Today the great historical city is nothing but a small village with the Lord Siva temple as the symbol of the grandeur of its once glorious path. Gangaikonda Cholapuram is a great place to explore and unfold its heritage, grandeur. - Best Time To Visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram The best time to visit is from November till January as the weather is very pleasant for outdoor sightseeing, with very low humidity. - How to Reach Gangaikonda Cholapuram Air: Nearest airport is at Neyveli which is 43 km from Gangaikonda Cholapuram. And is well connected by buses and taxi. Rail: Nearest rail head is the Kutralam Railway Junction which is 19 km from the village. One can hail an auto or cab from the railway station till the village. Road: Gangaikonda Cholapuram lies on NH 227 from Chidambaram till Trichy and is well connected to other parts of the state by buses and roads. Where to Stay Trichy which is 71 km from Gangaikonda Cholapuram is the best place to find a suitable accommodation. It is well connected to the village and also has hotels for all budget sizes. Sightseeing in Gangaikonda Cholapuram Brihadishwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is the only sight worth exploring in the small village. Itinerary Take a half day trip from Trichy to Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Do not miss the Brihadishwara Temple here. Tips Carry water bottle, packed lunch as not many shops and restaurants are available there. Also wear light clothes. - Open Time : Day time 4) Shiva Ganga Garden This garden lies within the Vijayanagar Fort and is open to the public. This garden is very well maintained and hence a pleasure to visit. A square tank is located in the Siva Ganga Garden built by the 16th century rulers for providing water to the Tanjore Palace is still in use and is well known for its sweet tasting water. 5) Aalangudi Temple This temple is believed to be the abode of the Lord Guru. According to legend, Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison Alavisham in this place and hence the name Aalangudi. In this temple the deity faces the South direction as he is the Lord of Dhanusu and Meena Rasi. Thursday is considered to be the most auspicious day here and there special offerings to the Lord on this day. Guru Payirchi, Chitra Pournami, Tai Poosam and Panguni Utharam are the major festivals celebrated here. 6) Other Temples The cities of south are famous majorly for their temples. In this area too, the city is dominated by places of worship. Apart from the temples mentioned above, other famous temples are the Lord Murugan Temple, Sani Bhagwan Temple, Thirumananjeri Temple, Thirunageshwaram Temple and many more. SUPRAJA

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How To Shop For Hand-Made Soaps? July 28, 2017 18:20

How To Shop For Hand-Made Soaps?:- Hand-made soaps or natural soaps are skin friendly and free from all those nasty toxic substances that our luxury and beauty bars from big brands try desperately to hide. Nowadays there are a lot of scams about hand-made soaps. Commercial soaps are being labeled as hand-made and 100% natural. Their manufacturers simply buy a cheap soap base, melt it down and add a little essential oil to it and remake it to market it as a pricey hand-made soap. You do not have to be a part of this scam. Handmade Soaps Versus Factory-Made Soaps Handmade soaps are not only friendly to you and your delicate skin, they are friendly for the environment, for vegetarians and vegans. They are non-synthetic and free from artificial fragrances, petrochemicals or SLS. The organic, herbal and natural ingredients making up a bar of handmade soap are rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants which is all your skin needs to look fresh, young and revitalized. Whether it is in a solid or liquid form Soap is an essential item for any household, used to wash hands, face, body or is handmade or factory made. The main purpose is to clean. However, the soaps have been classified on the basis of their textures, make or purpose for one simple reason: they are not the same! All the soaps or cleaning agents have different chemicals properties. You would not use your liquid hand wash to wash your face. Would you? However, you can use a handmade soap to wash your hands, face or body but so can you with a factory made soap bar. So the first question that immediately comes to our minds is how natural soaps are different from the commercially made ones? While commercially made soaps are so abundantly and cheaply available in the supermarkets, they are nowhere close to the 'real' handmade soaps. Yes, they may be more colorful, have attractive fragrances, be very long lasting, have better shapes and sizes and less expensive to buy, they are certainly not good for you and your lovely skin. In fact, they are not even fit into the definition of 'soap'. That is why they are labeled as beauty bars or given other names on the packaging. A handmade soap is a real soap with good, honest and simple ingredients. Ever wondered why commercially made soaps are cheaper than the natural ones? That is because they are produced in bulk and contain cheap chemicals and artificial ingredients which are not even good for your skin. Natural soaps, on the other hand use pure and expensive natural ingredients such as honey in our 'Honeycomb' soap bar or coconut milk in our 'Coconut milk' bath to keep your skin soft, beautiful and naturally hydrated. Handmade soap bars are made out of pure ingredients that come from nature. They contain essential and natural oils such as sweet almond oil, olive oil and tea tree oil and other natural ingredients and extracts that have been used since ancient times to achieve a clean and beautiful skin. There are no other harsh chemicals or preservatives or other additives used to give color, fragrance or life to the soap. Factory made soaps actually use chemicals such as carcinogenic parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and other chemicals which over dry, irritate or harm the skin. While natural soaps make use of glycerin to keep your skin soft and moisturized, the soaps that fill supermarket shelves make use of cheap oils such as palm, soy, vegetable or even animal fat! While commercially made soap looks attractive is cheaper to buy, it is not a real soap. It contains harmful chemicals, cheap oils and additives which damage the skin. A natural handmade soap, on the other hand, is a better, more reliable and healthier product that is completely natural. Below are some tips to help you make a wise choice while buying a natural, hand-made soap. 1) Credibility Of The Manufacturer This point should always be carefully researched and checked whenever you are about to buy any product, especially products that you eat or use on yourself. Hand-made soaps are no exception. Whenever you go to buy a bar of natural soap make sure to check that the manufacturer has listed proper contact details and nothing on the label suggests that the soap is made by someone sitting at the bottom of the ocean. The labels should also mention proper manufacturing and expiry dates as well as distributor's details. 2) Ingredients Always carefully scan the ingredients mentioned on the label. If the soap mentions any chemicals like Sodium palmetate, discard it at once, since it is definitely not a natural soap. Make sure that the oils listed are not in chemical names since this also indicates that the oils were “fractioned” and had most of their fatty oils, which are beneficial to the skin, removed. A good hand-made soap will be super-fatted. In this process the lye (which all soaps are made using it and excess lye causes a very strong caustic reaction on the skin) is converted to soap using lots of beneficial oils and not just that, some oils are left in excess within the soap to provide your skin with benefits that a manufactured bar would never be capable of. A quality hand-made soap will promise to give you either one or more of the essential vitamins A, D, E, K, and F. 3) Price A good quality hand-made soap will never be cheap. Good natural products cost money and hence a natural soap will come with a slightly heavier price tag as compared to commercial soaps. If you find a hand-made soap for a dirt cheap price, beware! It is either a scam or made using poor quality materials. The only exception is when quality hand-made soaps are on sale such as a clearance sale. 4) Shape And Color Just because it looks really beautiful and intricate does not make it a quality hand-made soap. Intricate shapes and features in a soap bar can only be created by either a factory or by a very, very skilled soap maker. The second option is quite the rarity so it is suggested to avoid all those fancy looking soap bars. Hand- made soaps will have a rustic shape and feel to it. Make sure that the soap bar is not transparent. Transparent soaps are always manufactured and never natural soaps. SUPRAJA

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Mubarakan Movie Review Rating Story & Crew July 28, 2017 16:13

Mubarakan is the story of Charan (Arjun Kapoor) and Karan (Arjun Kapoor) who are twins and they get seperated after their parents die in a car crash. Karan will be sent to London and Charan resides in Chandigarh. It is their marriage time and their parents start hunting for girls. The rest of the film is all about how they reveal their love stories and end up happy. Watch Mubarakan to know about the rest.

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NBK’s Paisa Vasool Teaser “Stumper 101” Released July 28, 2017 15:50

NBK’s Paisa Vasool Teaser “Stumper 101” Released:- Ace filmmaker Puri Jagannadh is directing Nandamuri Balakrishna’s 101st film and is titled “Paisa Vasool”. After the first look posters of the film were released by the makers a few weeks ago, there was already super excitement around the film. And adding to the excitement levels, the makers have now released the teaser of Paisa Vasool and interestingly have named it “Paisa Vasool Stumper 101”. In the trailer, Balakrishna is seen packing a punch with his impressive makeover and impactful dialogues pleasing his fans. With a huge following in the Telugu states, Balakrishna is one of the top stars in Tollywood and with Paisa Vasool, the stardom is only expected to rise higher. The teaser of Paisa Vasool has trademark Puri Jagannadh style dialogues and dynamism filled in it. And with Balakrishna’s stardom combined with it, Paisa Vasool only gets bigger. Balakrishna looks quite stylish in Paisa Vasool and Puri Jagannadh seems to have given Balakrishna a perfect makeover. Ever since the film was launched, there were huge expectations on Paisa Vasool. Puri Jagannadh is famous for churning out intense scenes and Balakrishna in the Telugu speaking states has a perfect massy image, which makes the combination most excited one. Fans of the director and the actor have been speculating that the film will turn out to be a bundle of energy. Starring Balakrishna and Shriya Saran in lead roles, making it their third association after Gautamiputra Satakarni and Chennakesava Reddy in the past. The film will hit the screens in September. Actresses Muscan and Kaira Dutt will also be seen in the movie. The movie is produced by V. Ananda Prasad under Bhavya Creations. Music for the film is tuned by Anup Rubens. SUPRAJA

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Paritala Ravi’s Heir To Enter Into Wedlock Soon? July 28, 2017 15:43

Paritala Ravi’s Heir To Enter Into Wedlock Soon?:- Much before his official political entry, Paritala Ravi's heir Paritala Sriram will enter into a wedlock soon. He is even expected to make his political plunge in the 2019 Assembly elections. Going by the recent reports, Sriram’s mother, Sunitha who is a minister in Chandrababu Naidu's cabinet, has found a perfect girl for her son. The bride-to-be is an engineering graduate and is the daughter of an Ananthapuram-based businessman. Amidst the presence of only family members and friends in a low key affair, the engagement ceremony will take place on August 10. The young lad will enter into wedlock in the first week of October. However, the exact wedding date is expected to be announced on the eve of engagement. The marriage event, unlike the engagement, will take place on a grand scale at his father’s favorite village, Venkatapuram in Ananthapuram with all the fans of his father and well-wishers of his family in attendance. The young politician has already attained the image of youth icon in state politics and he is playing a key role in Ananthapuram politics. SUPRAJA

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