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Police rescue 200 child labourers January 24, 2015 10:53

Hyderabad Police have rescued 200 child labourers from a shelter home at bangle making and footwear workshops in Old City region. As part of regular raids, the police held search operations at Aman Nagar area and the officials were shocked to see 30 children in one room. When dug deep into it, about 200 child labourers were caught by the police. Deputy Commissioner of Police said, “The employer did not provide any sort of clothes to children but they have installed CCTVs to monitor the activities of children. This is a huge network where brokers make a deal with parents of the kids. They pay certain amount and get the children to work place. All the children caught were aged from 4 to 12 years. They are paid Rs 2000 to Rs 5000 per month and are forced to work 14 hours a day.” - TVR

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Microsoft in AP? January 24, 2015 10:03

Technology giant Microsoft might set up its operations base in Andhra Pradesh state. Former CEO and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates who met AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu at Davos, assured him that Microsoft would check the possibilities of establishing a development centre in the state. This is for the first time Chandrababu and Bill Gates met each other in a decade and about nearly 40 minutes, both discussed certain key issues. It was Bill Gates who got to know about Chandrababu's presence at World Economic Forum [WEF], tried to meet him on Thursday but by then, Chandrababu was done with his appointments for the day. However, Bill Gates sought Chandrababu Naidu's appointment on Friday and finally managed to meet him. The Microsoft co-founder invited AP CM for a special dinner on the very same day. Later in the day, Chandrababu Naidu meet Microsoft's current CEO Satya Nadella too. Addressing the representatives of various international companies, Chandrababu Naidu said, “Our aim is bring investments worth Rs 12 Thousands crores in IT sector and Rs 30 Thousands crores in Electronic sector. Our government will set up 10 IT hubs and 20 Electronic hubs in the state which can give employment to 50 lakhs aspirants.” - TVR

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Kim claims she invented 'Selfie' January 23, 2015 19:27

The curvy beauty Kim Kardashian has claimed that she might one of the inventor of 'Selfie' before it became famous as she had been taking her pictures on her own since the age 4.  Kim's 'Selfish' book is nearing for a launch and the American celebrity shared the cover picture of the book in her Instagram. “I took pictures of myself with digital cameras when I was in junior high and high school, and I just got hooked. I always obsessed with selfies,” said Kim reportedly. It was the idea of her husband and rapper Keny West to write a book and it was his creative team who took up the task. The 34 year old beauty is known to flaunt her curves in social media platforms which made her quite popular. Last year Kim's photoshoot went viral in the web as she displayed her assets without anything barely on her body. Kim's book is due release in May 2015 and will have more photographs of her right from her childhood. - TVR

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Boy for Sale at Rs 5 only January 23, 2015 18:38

The online classifieds portal Quikr.com got involved in a controversy for allegedly advertising a boy for sale at Rs. 5. This incident came into limelight when the National Committee for the Protection of Child Rights spotted this strange and unconvincing advertisement in Quikr.com. The Child Rights protection authority reported this to the Union Information Technology Ministry in December and sought an explanation from Quikr.com. "We have received a complaint against a web portal for carrying an ad selling a child. We are investigating the matter.” said a top official from the ministry. After a complaint was filed, the ad was removed. Quikr.com remained silent to comment on this issue and according to the sources, the company has ordered an internal probe. The ad was reportedly posted by a man from Chennai. - TVR

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Bigger Belly men, give more pleasure January 23, 2015 18:24

According to a recent study, men with bigger bellies last five minutes longer than the slimmer men in bed, so women don't worry if your partner has a large tummy as he would give you more pleasure. The study was conducted by Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey with a sample of 200 men who were tested for more than an year. The researchers compared the body mass index [BMI] and male sexual performance of men who were a mix of with and without belly. On an average, men with higher BMI participate about 7.3 minutes in making love while the slimmer men spend only two minutes and they also suffer from premature ejaculation. The study reported that if a man with belly has sex 100 times a year, he would be spending nearly eight hours more in the bed with his partner than the men with six pack abs body.

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Pak bans Akshay's Baby January 23, 2015 16:36

Pakistan has banned Akshay Kumar's Friday release movie 'Baby' directed by Neeraj Pandey. The censor boards of Islamabad and Sindh Province which are the biggest markets for Bollywood films, have banned 'Baby' citing the movie is against the religious sentiments of Muslims. An official of the censor board said, “Baby portrays a negative image of Muslims and the negative characters in the film also have Muslim names. So we had to ban the film.” Neeraj Pandey and hero of the film Akshay Kumar made several attempts before the film's release as 'Baby' was surrounded by ban reports. This is not for the first time, Pakistan has banned Indian films. Earlier Shahid Kapoor's Haider, Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger and Saif Ali Khan's Agent Vinod were banned. - TVR

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Shah Rukh , Kajol to reunite? January 23, 2015 16:10

The silver screen flames Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol might reunite again, if the reports are to be believed. According to the grapevine, director Rohit Shetty who has already announced his next with King Khan, is considering Kajol's name for the female lead role. This could be Kajol's second comeback who wants to make befitting re-entry. It would be a easy task for Rohit Shetty also to convince Kajol and her husband Ajay Devgn as they worked for Golmaal and Singham series in the past. Rohit and Ajay, last collaboration was 'Singham Returns' which minted over Rs 200 crores at box office. Kajol was last seen in Karan Johar's 'We are Family' that fared moderately. So get ready to witness the mesmerizing chemistry of SRK and Kajol. - TVR

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Harayana villages with no girl child January 23, 2015 14:52

Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi said not a single girl child had been born in 70 villages in Haryana state over the past several years while addressing the launch of 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign in Panipat. According to the records villages in Mahendergarh district have low child sex ratio. 762 girls are born for every 1000 boys and few villages have below 500, which is a concern. The Minister further said, Haryana has a child sex ratio of 775-837 and it was in the bottom of the charts as per 2011 census. Out of 100 girls, about 150-225 are getting killed in the womb and daily about 2000 girl are being killed daily in the country. The existence of women in few states is 900 while in other states it is 840. Maneka announced a reward of Rs one crore if the girl child ratio increases. Concerning this issue, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a new welfare scheme called 'Kanya Kosh' for the schedule castes and poor families in the state. As per this new scheme, the state government will deposit Rs 21,000 in the account of each newborn girl from the above sections of society. The government should come up with better awareness campaigns to increase the girl child ratio among the low income group and addressing their issues can sort out this problem. - TVR

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Bomb Explosion at Bihar court January 23, 2015 13:22

At least three people were reported dead and 14 were injured in a bomb explosion at a court in Bihar this morning. According to the eyewitness, a middle aged woman was carrying the bomb and as it exploded the woman died on the spot with injuring several others. The nature of the bomb is yet to be revealed while the police have stepped in action. The country is on a high alert ahead of United States President Barack Obama's India tour. He was invited as the Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations. Earlier the Intelligence Bureau has warned Odisha and three other states that terrorist group have sent four team for massive attack during Obama's India visit. - TVR

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Sania out of Aus Open January 23, 2015 12:25

Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza has been crashed out the Australian Open from the doubles event. Sania paired with Chinese Taipei Su-Wei Hsieh met Gabriela Dabrowski and Alicja Rosolska in the second round. In straight sets with scores 7-6, 6-4, Sania and Hsieh pair were defeated. More bad news from the Australian Open is, Leander Paes also got an exit. He and his South African partner Raven Klaasen lost to Italian pair Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli with 6-4, 4-6, 1-6 scores. Paes and Klaasen won the first set comfortably but could not hold on the game in the next two games. Coming to the top seeds, Sharapova, Federer and the rest are cruising ahead in the competition. World number 3, Rafael Nadal had tough second round against the US unseeded player. - TVR

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