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Akhil Akkineni to Get Engaged with Shriya Bhupal Tonight December 09, 2016 15:42

Tollywood actor Akhil Akkineni is all set to get engaged to his lady love Shriya Bhupal tonight at GVK House in Hyderabad. The ceremony is going to be a strictly family affair. Both Akkineni and Bhupal's family invited only their close friends and relatives to bless the young couple. There will be entertainment as music composer Anup Rubens will be performing live. Anup will be performing some of Akhil's favorite songs from his father Nagarjuna and brother Naga Chaitanya movies. Noted playback singers Ankit Tiwari of ‘Aashiqui 2’ fame, Chinmayi, Sameera Bharadwaj and Dhanunjay will be joining Anup. There have also been several reports that Tamannaah and Lakshmi Manchu will be performing dances at the do. Akhil-Shriya's wedding will take place in May next year and Tuscany, Italy iwhich is  said to be a destination wedding. BY M. DIVYA SRI

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IT Officials Seize Rs.100 Cr from TTD Board Member’s House December 09, 2016 10:26

The Tamil Nadu Income-Tax sleuths seized Rs 100 crore cash in which around Rs.10 crore was new Rs.2000 notes. This is probably the biggest cash seizure. Officials also seized 120 kg gold from residences and offices owned by TTD Board member J. Sekhar Reddy. Mr. Reddy is also a public works department contractor in Chennai and Vellore. I-T sources said "Mr. Reddy is the suspected benami of a top IAS official at Fort St George in Tamil Nadu and he is known as Isuka (sand) Sekhar in the sand mining circles. I-T sleuths raided eight premises in Chennai and Vellore since Thursday morning and unearthed Rs 100 crore in cash." “As of now, we have unearthed Rs 100 crore cash and 120 kg gold. Searches are still on,” I-T officials said. "Sekhar and friends were tracked via phones. The premises belong to industrialist Sekhar Reddy, his associate Srinivasa Reddy and their agents including one Prem,” said an IT official. Sources said "the raids were the fallout of monitoring of phones and following the trail of Prem, who was trying to change some gold bars. The trail led to the Reddys, who are believed to have close links to the sand mafia through sand quarrying contract jobs. Apart from premises belonging to Srinvasa Reddy in Vijayaraghava Road in T. Nagar and Sekhar Reddy in Yogabal Street in T. Nagar, the officials raided a room in a star hotel in Teynampet." The I-T officials got shocked when they found Rs 10 crore in new notes. “Of course, it cannot be done without the help of bankers. The role of bankers in the case is also being probed,” a senior income tax official noted. J. Sekhar Reddy, (47) hails from Thondan Thualsi village near Katpadi in Vellore district. He was a small-time contractor who used to lay cement on village roads. Somehow he managed to get some railway contracts through the railway union. He then started meeting  MLAs in order to get tenders for work from their constituency development fund. Years ago, he uses to stay with one of the AIADMk ministers as they were roommates. He also got access to TTD Board through his friends in the railway union. Also Read: Lok Sabha Passes the Bill to tax Money amid Chaos BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Six Storey Building Collapse in Nanakramguda, 1 Killed & 2 Injured December 09, 2016 09:51

In a shocking incident, a six-storey under-construction building collapsed at Nanakramguda on Thursday. One person died and two were critically injured. The under-construction building was located opposite Sadhura Apartments. The building was owned by Satyanarayana Singh. A woman and her two children were pulled out of the debris early morning today. According to to the officials, the mishap occurred around 9.30 pm. Workers were working on the sixth floor when the mishap took place. The GHMC was informed immediately. Rescue teams were not able to reach the location and got delayed due to heavy traffic at Gachibowli. Many local residents assisted the GHMC rescue team to rescue those stuck in the debris. Two earthmovers were called to clear the debris. Five 108 ambulances and two from a nearby corporate hospital were sent to the spot. The Cyberabad police and Emergency personnel are still working to pull out the bodies out. The building collapsed due to the poor quality of construction, illegal floors and two illegal cellars and excavation works in the neighboring plot. GHMC officials said that "an excavation work up to 40-foot depth was being carried out by Swagruha Ventures in the neighboring plot. This is believed to have weakened the building’s foundation." (Video Source: NTV Telugu) Also Read: Baby pulled out of rubble, 3 days after building collapsed BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Chiru’s Upcoming Flick ‘Khaidi No. 150’ Teaser Released Today December 08, 2016 18:36

Mega Star Chiranjeevi's 150th film 'Khaidi No. 150' has already created a huge craze among chiru fans. There is a good news for all fans. The much-awaited teaser of 'Khaidi No. 150'  was released today. Ram Charan, is the producer for his dad's 150th movie. The movie has been produced under the banner of Konidela Production. The actor-turned-producer confirmed the news. The teaser will be screened along with his son's film 'Dhruva' which is going to release on December 9. Producer Ram Charan announced the news about the teaser's release on his official Facebook handle of Konidela Production. He said: “Dad’s ‪#KhaidiNo150Teaser from 6PM TODAY. Subscribe to Konidela Production Company Youtube Channel here. 'Khaidi No. 150' is an official remake of 2014 Tamil hit film 'Kaththi'. The film is scheduled to be released on January 13, 2017. Video: Also Read: "I started my career with her"-Hema Malini on Jayalalithaa BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Fire Accident in William Jute Mill in Kolkata, No Casualties Reported December 08, 2016 18:11

A shocking incident, a fire broke out in the Shibpur Fort William jute mill in Howrah district of West Bengal in the morning. The reason for the mishap is because an oil storage tank caught fire. The Shibpur police station has taken control of the situation. Five fire tenders are still trying to extinguish the fire. As the mill had sprinklers, they got activated as soon as the first cloud of smoke emerged. This led to less damage to the goods. Officials said "initially, the fire got spread rapidly but now the situation is under control. No causalities have been reported till now and the police is investigating the cause of the fire." The Kolkata Jute mills were affected hugely because of  demonetization drive. Now the fire is an added blow as many poor people are working in the mill. More Details Awaited... Also Read: Fire Breaks out at Delhi Sadar Bazar BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Gunfight in Kashmir, 3 LeT Militants Killed December 08, 2016 17:40

In yet another battle between security forces and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, three militants were killed on Thursday. The gunfight took place for six hours in Kashmir, which led to protests across the south of the valley. All the mobile phone and internet services were suspended in many parts of south Kashmir in order to prevent rumours and details being spread about the counter-insurgency operation through social media. Police said, "the slain militants were all Kashmiris and apparently belonged to south Kashmir." "Three local militants of LeT have been killed. But a search operation is still going on," a police officer said. As soon as the news about the killings got viral, clashes erupted between protestors and security forces. The protesters even tried to enter the gunfight site in Arwani village of Anantnag, which is located some 40 km south. The clashes also led to protestors throwing a stone at the security forces. Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujana said to be one of the most wanted militants in the state. He was earlier rumored to be among the the militants. Locals said "he escaped from the hideout in Arwani which lies close to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's ancestral Bijbehara town." But security officials neither confirmed nor denied if he was among the militants trapped since Wednesday night. Police said, "security forces surrounded the village late on Wednesday following a tip off about the presence of militants inside the hideout." "As security forces tightened the cordon, some gunshots were heard. But after that there was no exchange of fire," the officer said. He said "the gunfight intensified in the morning after militants started firing at the security forces.Mobile phone and internet services were suspended in south Kashmir Anantnag district as the gunfight raged." The authorities did not formally confirm whether the mobile phone operations were really suspended or not. They told IANS "the action had been taken to check the spread of rumours in the area." Also Read: Gunfight Breaks out in J&K 1 Terrorist Killed & 2 Army Men Injured BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Govt to Remove Service Tax on All Debit & Credit Card Transactions December 08, 2016 16:34

In order to promote digital transactions, the government is going to remove service tax on debit and credit card transactions of up to Rs 2,000. With another add on, the government declared that those who purchase petrol through debit or credit card, they all will get 0.75% discount. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said "Insurance cover worth Rs 10 lakh for those who book railway tickets online". "The government has decided to exempt services by an acquiring bank to any person in relation to settlement of an amount up to Rs 2,000 in a single transaction transacted trough credit, debit card or other payment card service," sources said. Finance minister Arun Jaitley will hold a meeting in Parliament in order to inform everyone. Huge cash crunch is being seen in the country following demonetisation of old high value notes. People are lining up outside banks and ATMs for withdrawing money. The government is taking  several steps in order to promote cashless or digital transactions. This will take India towards a less-cash economy. Recently, the government also asked all banks to introduce additional 10 lakh PoS terminals by March 31 in different parts of the country. Also Read: ICICI hikes ATM charges BY M. DIVYA SRI

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People are Suffering & PM Modi is ‘Laughing, Having a Nice Time’ - Rahul Gandhi December 08, 2016 15:52

The Opposition on Thursday protested against the government's decision of demonetization of old notes. The opposition staged a 'back day' and protested outside the parliament's Gandhi statue. “Demonetization has devastated the poor, farmers and daily wage workers. We want to have a discussion. We want a vote, but the government doesn’t,” Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said at the protest. “This is not a bold decision, it is a foolish decision which has been taken without any due consideration,” he alleged. He claimed that "the Prime Minister had changed his narrative on demonetization, the Gandhi family scion said that Modi started by saying the move was aimed against black money, then he shifted to terrorism, then to counterfeit currency and finally began to talk of a cashless economy." “PM Modi is running away. If he comes to the House for debate, we won't let him run,” Rahul said. He also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘laughing’ and having a nice time’ while the country is suffering due to demonetization. Rahul claimed: "it was intended to ensure that a few people must get maximum benefits from these transactions." In an indirect connection to veteran BJP leader LK Advani’s comments on Wednesday, Rahul further said that "it is the responsibility of the government and Speaker, not the Opposition to ensure that Parliament runs smoothly." Rahul Gandhi also claimed that if he is allowed to talk in the Lok Sabha, he would show how Paytm actually means ‘Pay to Modi’. Hitting back at the Opposition, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that "the ‘Black Day’ was not being held against demonetization but in support of black money." Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu said, ”Gandhi Ji gave the call for Satyagraha to see that victory of truth prevails. What is so-called namesake Gandhi's doing? Observing a protest.” “Opposition is staging protest only to garner media space. The government is ready for discussion in the house,” said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. “By simply posing for a photo op in front of Gandhiji, the Opposition cannot claim the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. They are insulting his memory,” asserted Naidu. Naidu said that "after stalling Parliament for 2 weeks, the Congress was only doing a ‘tamasha’ in front of the statue." “More than 100 people died post demonetisation. We wanted that they must be paid homage in Parliament, but the government refused this. This is the reason why the Opposition staged a protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament premises today and paid homage to those people,” Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said. Following ruckus, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon. The leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, earlier said: "the growth rate has decreased and the problems of the people have increased post demonetisation." "The people must get relief from this problem. We are observing black day because it's been a month since the implementation of demonetization and still the people are facing problems. Earlier, the Prime Minister asked for five days then five weeks and now 50 days. This isn't right as not even 50 percent of the situation got better in one month," he told ANI. "Our image has also ruined at the international platform due to demonetization. Everyone is affected due to this monumental mismanagement and all are worried. They have failed in this regard," he added. "We want to debate and discussion. Don't know how much impact L.K. Advani's statement had on the government, but we have been trying to carry on with the debate," he added. Also Read: PM Modi Orders Ministers to Promote Cashless Payment BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Befikre Movie Review and Ratings December 08, 2016 13:52

The movie revolves around Dharam (Ranveer Singh) and Shyra (Vaani Kapoor). Dharam is a stand-up comedian at a club in Paris. On his first tour in Paris, he meets Shyra. What starts as ‘I dare you’ romance, soon turns into a year old relationship. They decide to be in a live-in relationship but soon understand that they both are not compatible. what leads to is a break-up.  The two part ways, but the destiny makes them meet again. But this time both are in the relationship with others. Watch the movie to know the rest of the story.

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Dhruva Movie Review and Ratings December 08, 2016 13:14

The movie revolves around Dhruva (Ram Charan) who is an IPS officer. He has a group of friends who are all IPS trainees. They all are engaged in a secret night mission to nab all the criminals in Hyderabad. With this, he decides to trace out that one man who is behind all these crimes. Dhruva identifies Siddharth Abhimanyu (Aravind Swami), a scientist, who drives the crime system in the state. The rest of the movie is all about how Dhruva gets succeeded in the mission. Watch Dhruva to know the rest of the story.

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