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AIADMK Leader Dinakaran And Mallikarjuna’s Residence Probed By Delhi Police April 28, 2017 10:55

The residences of AIADMK leader Dhinakaran and his close aide, Mallikarjuna were searched by the Delhi Crime Branch police personnel led by Assistant Commissioner Sanjay Sherawat. After four days of questioning, Dinakaran was arrested on Tuesday in connection with an alleged bribery case to the Election Commission (EC) officials, to get the undivided AIADMK’s “Two Leaves” election symbol for his faction. According to the Police sources, they had secured warrants from a Delhi court, to conduct the searches, which were parts of efforts to gather “further evidence” in the alleged attempt by the AIADMK leader to bribe the EC officials. However, they did not mention whether any confiscations were made. Apart from the AIADMK leader and Mallikarjuna, the others connected with them, were also questioned over illegal channels and conduits used for sending money from Chennai to Delhi,     says sources. The Delhi police team, who is investigating the case brought the both accused by flight from the national capital and they arrived a little after 1 P.M yesterday. The supporters of Dinakaran, Pugazhenthi and Nanchil Sambath were present at the airport when Dinakaran arrived. Earlier, the Delhi police had alleged middlemen Sukesh Chandrasekar, of striking a Rs 50 crore deal to help the AIADMK faction, get the party symbol. Sukesh was the first to be arrested in the EC bribery case. About Rs 1.30 crore was seized from Chandrasekar, when he was arrested from a five-star hotel, Hyatt, in Delhi on April 16. Dinakaran has been accused of allegedly arranging the amount from undisclosed sources and getting it transferred from Chennai to Delhi through illegal channels. Mallikarjuna was arrested for allegedly helping Dhinakaran transfer this money from Chennai to Delhi, the police said. Police are also verifying whether Chandrasekar had approached any EC official for getting a favorable verdict for Dinakaran’s faction. Dinakaran, currently is facing a revolt by influential section of state ministers who have decided to keep V.K. Sasikala and him out of the party affairs. AIADMK Leader TTV Dinakaran, Aide Brought To Chennai By Delhi Police SUPRAJA

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TRS Proves Its Strength At State Public Meeting In Warangal April 28, 2017 10:35

On the occasion of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party’s 16th formation day, the party has once again proved its strength with a massive public meeting at Prakashreddypet in Warangal, yesterday. An estimated 15 lakh people had turned up for the public meeting. This is the first such public meeting the TRS has held after coming to power. The individual who would be more than satisfied with the response would be none other than the party supremo and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Though, the CM did not make any new announcements, his speech gave a boost to the party workers, gearing up for the 2019 elections. KCR added that there are several people who interrupted the development of Telangana in united Andhra Pradesh, and they are still trying to do it even today. The Telangana CM added that, “We must unite to fight them and achieve ‘Bangaru Telangana’ we all dream of.” None of them believed in the party, when it was formed 16 years ago, but it has achieved its target of creating a separate state of Telangana, and is currently running the government for three years now. The TRS Chief addressed the huge crowd saying, “All the elections conducted after the formation of Telangana have been in our favor, and 2019 will not be any different.” He even made fun of those who say the TRS was losing public support. KCR added that “During the GHMC elections, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader K Narayana said he would cut his ear if the TRS won the elections. We all know what happened. Some other person is growing his beard saying he will shave only after the TRS rule is completed. All these people can cut or grow whatever they want after the election results in 2019,” he said. KCR who was elated by the response of the people who turned up for the meeting said, it was because of them, the TRS is in this position today. He even challenged other parties in TS to conduct a public meeting of these proportions. He also urged the farmers to come together, and form committees at each level and create a strong community that has the power to decide the price of the produce they have worked hard for. The CM claimed that the state had struggled hard to get rid of irrigation, electricity and drinking water problems. The welfare schemes that are being implemented give power to the common man, in creating a stronger state. KCR declared further that,“Until the last drop of my blood, I will fight to achieve Bangaru Telangana.” KCR also accused Congress of not caring for the people in power, but now trying to put obstructions in the government’s efforts to build irrigation projects for the people. Sidelights Of The Meeting: Flowery Welcome Flowers were sprinkled through motorized paragliders on people reaching the TRS’ public meeting venue at Prakashreddypet in Hanamkonda. Warangal West MLA Dasyam Vinay Bhaskar said the flowers were sprinkled on the orders of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. “KCR told us that giving a proper reception to guests is part of Telangana’s culture. Respect guests, he told us. That is why are showering people with flowers,” he said. Colour Me Pink It was pink all the way, with supporters making their way to the public meeting venue on vehicles decorated with flowers and TRS flags. Bicycles, tractors, trucks, cars, bikes, autos, even trains, had a touch of pink as the guests braved the hot sun and turned up in lakhs.   Anything Goes Several leaders joined their supporters and came on tractors and buses. Ministers Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Jupalli Krishna Rao, Laxma Reddy and others came on tractors with supporters from their respective constituencies. Leaders In A Jam Traffic came to a standstill for several km on the Hyderabad-Warangal and Karimnagar-Warangal roads. Traffic jams spread to several km. Minister Etala Rajender, MP B. Vinod and other TRS leaders were among those who were stuck in traffic for hours. Warangal is also believed to be TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao’s lucky charm as the region never faltered his trust. TS CM Requests PM To Allot Secunderabad Parade Grounds To Build Secretariat Complex SUPRAJA

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A Car That Changes Colors Based On Driver’s Mood April 27, 2017 18:54

The BMW’s new concept car, dubbed the MiniVision Next 100, design claims to focus on combining environmental responsibility and futuristic technology. The company, to celebrate their centennial birthday, designed three futuristic concept cars that they believe will be the future of motoring. Now, it is claimed BMW and MINI have successfully developed the car that changes colors based on the driver’s mood. According to a leading news channel in the US, Bloomberg, it recently showed off a prototype of the concept car to staff at a special training event at a Munich test track. The Bloomberg report read, “In the corners, BMW shows off the vehicles it sees as key to its future: a self-driving iNext with a retractable steering wheel; a Rolls-Royce whose roof and sides swing open to allow a comfortable exit; a Mini designed for sharing that changes colors to suit the driver’s mood,” Bloomberg says. According to BMW’s website description of the MiniVision Next 100, the car “recognizes its users, which allows it to offer personalized mobility.” And based on how the driver is feeling or what he or she wants to look like behind the wheel, “the use of color on the exterior and the projections onto the exterior panels can change” as well. When the car was first revealed, Andy Warming, Head of the Mini Design Studio, said: “The Mini of the future embodies a totally new form of shared mobility - sustainable, emotional and inspirational.” “The driving experience forms the centre piece and is surrounded by other intelligent services”. BMW has been producing cars for 100 years, from the iconic Mini series to the luxurious Rolls-Royce. Renault Duster Oroch Pickup Truck Patented in India; Launch Expected Soon SUPRAJA

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Stringent Warning By SC To Sahara Chief Subrata Roy April 27, 2017 18:45

A stringent warning has been given to Sahara Chief Subrata Roy, by the Supreme Court today. The SC warned him that he will have to return to jail, if he fails to deposit Rs 2,052.22 crores by July 15. According to a leading news channel, the Sahara Chief, who was present in court claimed the judges that he would  furnish two cheques for the same amount. The judges in response to his statement, said, “We are warning you - if the cheques are not realized, we will send you to Tihar Jail directly from court.” The Sahara Chief also promised in the SC to deposit Rs 1,500 crore in Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI)-Sahara account on or before June 15. Subrata furnished a post-dated cheque of Rs 552.22 crore to be realised by July 15. The SC, however, subsequently extended his parole till June 19, and directed him to be present in the court on that date. The apex court also rejected the request made by his lawyer, Kapil Sibal, for reconsideration of the auction Sahara’s lavish, Amby Valley, near Lonavala. The property is estimated to be around Rs 34,000 crore. The SC is also trying to recover Rs 24,000 crore from Sahara. The amount that was collected through a savings deposit scheme. It was declared illegal by market regulator SEBI later. By far, the conglomerate has paid Rs 12,000 crore and has missed several deadlines to pay the remaining amount. The apex court repeatedly told Sahara to deposit Rs 5,000 crore immediately, of which Rs 2,550 crore, must be paid now by June 15. SC Appoints Bombay HC Liquidator For Auction Of Sahara's Aamby Valley SUPRAJA

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AIADMK Leader TTV Dinakaran, Aide Brought To Chennai By Delhi Police April 27, 2017 18:10

The Delhi Police Crime Branch brought All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran and his close aide, Mallikarjuna to Chennai today afternoon. Following four days of questioning, Dinakaran was arrested on Tuesday before in connection with an alleged bribery case to the Election Commission (EC) officials, to get the undivided AIADMK’s “Two Leaves” election symbol for his faction. The Delhi police team, who is investigating the case brought the both accused by flight from the national capital and they arrived a little after 1 P.M. When the AIADMK leader arrived, Dinakaran’s supporters, Pugazhenthi and Nanchil Sambath were also present at the airport. Warrants had been given to the Delhi Police to search the residences of Dinakaran and Mallikarjuna, as part of their investigation. The Delhi Police, will also be confronting the middleman, Sukesh Chandrasekar, along with the duo, to get the details of the money trail and the phone conversations between them. The Police earlier claimed that Chandrasekar had struck a Rs 50 crore deal to help the AIADMK faction get the party symbol. When he was arrested from a five-star hotel, Hyatt, in Delhi on April 16, Chandrasekar had Rs 1.30 crore in cash in his possession. Dinakaran was allegedly arrested for arranging the amount from undisclosed sources and getting it transferred through illegal channels, from Chennai to Delhi. His close friend, Mallikarjuna was also arrested for helping the AIADMK leader, in transferring the money. However, the Police are verifying whether Chandrasekar had approached any EC official for getting a favorable verdict for Dhinakaran’s faction. Earlier, Dinakaran had faced a revolt by some of the Ministers, even as efforts are still going on for the merger of the rival factions led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palanisamy and his predecessor O Panneerselvam. AIADMK Leader TTV Dinakaran Files Bail Petition In Delhi Court SUPRAJA

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AAP Chief Blames Modi’s Growing Stature For MCD Poll Defeat April 27, 2017 17:25

The victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh elections and the “growing stature” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are to be blamed for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) defeat in the MCD poll elections, said AAP Chief Arvind Kejiriwal. Following the defeat of the party at MCD polls, Arvind Kejriwal sought an urgent meeting at his residence in New Delhi. After the defeat of the party in the elections, it faced a number of resignations from some of the parties top leadership. Taking responsibility for the defeat, lawmaker Alka Lamba, quoted a leading news channel saying, “I take personal responsibility for the party's defeat in all three wards in my constituency and offer to resign from all party posts and as a lawmaker.” On April 11, Poonam Jha Azad, wife of suspended BJP MP and ex-cricketer Kirti Jha Azad, quit the AAP, which she had joined for hardly five months, and switched over to the Congress. Poonam, who took on former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit from Gole Market in the 2003 Assembly elections, termed her joining the Congress as a “homecoming”, since her father-in-law Bhagwat Jha Azad was a CM of Bihar from the Congress. Another blow came to the AAP party, when the party in-charge, Sanjay Singh of Punjab, took to twitter to announce organization-building head Durgesh Pathak and his own resignation. Meanwhile, AAP MP Bhagwat Mann from Sangrur, Punjab slammed the party leadership for “behaving like a mohalla cricket team,” and said AAP had committed a “historic blunder” with regard to the overall strategy in the elections in Punjab. Mann said, there is no use in finding fault with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) now. First, it should look within to find out reasons that stopped AAP’s march to power.” The BJP swept Delhi’s civic polls yesterday, bagging an unprecedented 181 of the 270 municipal wards. With AAP managing to win just 48 seats, and Congress trailing at the third position with 30 seats, the BJP’s victory margin is the highest ever in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls. Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken Resigns; Takes Responsibity For MCD Defeat By Supraja

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Bollywood Director Cancels Baahubali 2 Premiere As A Mark Of Respect For Veteran Actor April 27, 2017 16:43

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar who acquired the Hindi rights of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus movie, Baahubali 2, planned a star studded premiere today at 8.30 PM. The whole movie unit including SS Rajamouli, Prabhas, Rana and Anushka were expected to attend the premiere. However, Karan Johar, has canceled the premiere as a mark of respect for the Veteran actor, Vinod Khanna, who died due to complications from cancer earlier today. Karan Johar further tweeted on the micro blogging site, “As a mark of respect to our beloved Vinod Khanna the entire team of Baahubali has decided to cancel the premiere tonight...” As a mark of respect to our beloved Vinod Khanna the entire team of Baahubali has decided to cancel the premiere tonight... — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017 In another tweet, Karan said, “His screen presence is unparalleled even today...his super star swag is what we grew up on....RIP #VinodKhanna ...thoughts and prayers.…” His screen presence is unparalleled even today...his super star swag is what we grew up on....RIP #VinodKhanna ...thoughts and prayers.... — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017 The official statement from the makers of the film, read, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved, the legendary Vinod Khanna. The demise has come as a huge shock to all of us. As a mark of respect for our dearly departed, the premiere event of Baahubali: The Conclusion is now canceled.” Early in the day, Karan only divulged the details of Baahubali 2 premiere. “The most awaited film is releasing tomorrow!!!!! Premieres today!!! #BaahubaliTheConclusion is on its way!!!! @ssrajamouli,” the filmmaker wrote. The most awaited film is releasing tomorrow!!!!! Premieres today!!! #BaahubaliTheConclusion is on its way!!!! @ssrajamouli pic.twitter.com/pzfEikkjff — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017 Vinod Khanna, who was dealing with prolonged illness, succumbed to advanced bladder carcinoma today morning. The hospital released this statement, “Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Mr. Vinod Khanna, who was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital breathed his last at 11.20 am due to advanced bladder carcinoma.” There has been no update yet if the film will have a special premiere later. Veteran Bollywood Actor Passes Away At The Age Of 70 SUPRAJA

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AP CM Comes Up With New Phrase To Describe Capital City April 27, 2017 15:50

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu has come up with a new phrase to describe the new capital, Amaravati. Naidu, right from the day one of his plans for the new capital, he had been using the phrase of “World Class Capital” to describe Amaravati plans. The AP CM wanted Amaravati to be the global destination for employment and investments. The buzz that is doing the rounds is that, Naidu has given a new phrase “World Best” to describe the de facto Capital city Amaravati. He wants the Amaravati city to be the world’s best right from its planning to the designs of the structures and reflect the Telugu culture. As the master plan and the plans for the structures, including bridges across river Krishna are in the final stage, the Chief Minister wants everything now to be the world’s best. Naidu is also very particular about the Telugu culture representation, the historical Buddhist connection and the prestigious Kuchipudi tradition reflected in every sphere. Of the two suggested bridges across river Krishna, one of them would be the total reflection of the dance form, Kuchipudi Mudra. The design of the bridge is its final stage and the CM wanted it to be the special attraction for the tourists. Besides the additional space for the people to walk around in the evening, the bridge would have four lanes. Apart from Vaikuntapuram and Harischandrapuram, the hills around Undavalli and Penumaka, would also be made tourist attractions. Also, besides the existing Bhavani Island, the seven islands in the river Krishna, would also be converted into tourist places. The government city, slated to come up on 900 acres near Uddandarayapalem too would reflect the Telugu and Buddhist cultures. The city would have the Assembly, Secretariat, Raj Bhavan, the Chief Minister’s Office and the residences for the Ministers, MLAs, MLCs and senior bureaucrats. Currently, the focus now is on the design of the  Assembly building which would have an iconic tower. This tower is expected to go about 500 meters height, that includes the Assembly and Council Halls, offices of the Speaker and the political parties. The new city would also have metro bus services on the main roads, pollution-free electric bus services in the internal roads, in addition to the water transport being planned in the city. The CM insisted that every movement and every travel from one place to the other should not take more than 30 minutes. The AP CM is firm on starting the works of the two bridges across the river and the construction of Assembly complex as priority. The works on the roads is progress and is expected to complete 80% of it in the coming six months. Additionally, special focus is being laid on the greenery development in the city, along the roads and around the buildings. “All these would make the capital city a best in the world,” Naidu declared. HCL Signs MoU With AP To Set Up IT, Training Centers In Vijayawada, Amaravati SUPRAJA

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PM Modi Launches New Air Travel Scheme At Shimla, HP April 27, 2017 15:12

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, launched a new scheme today, to make air travel affordable in smaller cities in the country. A new scheme “UDAN or Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik” was flagged off by the Prime Minister, at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The new scheme will increase the air travel between Tier 2 and smaller towns, says reports. Speaking on the occasion Modi said, “I want to see people who wear hawai chappal (flip flops) in a hawai-jahaz (airplane).” Under the “Regional Connectivity Scheme” the air fares on routes between towns and cities currently poorly connected will be capped at 2,500 rupees for every 500 kilometre of travel. To get more Indians flying, service and fuel taxes have been dropped as incentive for airlines to fly less traversed routes. A small levy will be imposed on existing routes to help pay for the scheme. Alliance Air, a subsidiary of national carrier Air India, will operate the Delhi-Shimla flight that was launched today, and has offered a special starting fare of Rs 2,036. The PMO said in a tweet: “To make air travel accessible to citizens in regionally important areas, the Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) was launched in October, 2016.” UDAN makes air travel accessible to a wider range of citizens & enhances connectivity with many more airports across India. pic.twitter.com/X2wVIq6130 — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2017 The UDAN Scheme is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) which was released on June 15, 2016. The PMO said, “Airfare for a 1-hour journey of approximately 500 km on a fixed wing aircraft or for 30 minute journey on a helicopter would be capped at Rs. 2,500.” “This with proportionate pricing for routes of different stage lengths and flight duration,” said the PMO. The airlines officials quoted saying, raising the regional air connectivity would see annual ticket sales jump to 300 million by 2022. Modi Bans Usage Of Red Beacon For Central Govt Ministers SUPRAJA

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Veteran Bollywood Actor Passes Away At The Age Of 70 April 27, 2017 13:30

Veteran Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament from Gurudaspur district of Punjab, Vinod Khanna passed away today in Mumbai at the age of 70. According to reports, the original heartthrob of Hindi films, had been admitted at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Charni Road. He was reportedly battling with cancer for years. In April first week, his condition had considerably deteriorated due to dehydration. He remained admitted at HN Reliance Hospital for almost a a month. Hospital authorities claimed his condition had become stable in between after doctors put him on drip although he had become frail during hospitalization. He was brought to the Girgaum based hospital in March end. The hospital released the statement, “Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Mr. Vinod Khanna, who was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital breathed his last at 11.20 am due to advanced bladder carcinoma.” Vinod is survived by his wife Kavita Khanna, sons Rahul, Akshaye and Sakshi, and daughter Shraddha Khanna. Before marrying Kavita, Vinod Khanna was married to Geetanjali but they later got divorced. Recently, one of his photographs was also viral, in which he looked very weak. This had shocked his fans and many in the film fraternity. The actor debuted in 1968 with “Man Ka Meet” and was best remembered for his performance in films like “Mere Apne”, “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”, “Imitihaan”, “Inkaar”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Lahu ke Do Rang”, “Qurbani”, “Dayavaan” and “Jurm”. He went on to win numerous awards, including the Filmfare award for best supporting actor for Haath ki Safaai and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. In 1982, at the peak of his film career, Khanna decided to quit the film industry briefly to follow his spiritual guru Osho Rajneesh. After a five-year break from work, he returned to the Hindi film industry to give hit films, Insaaf and Satyamev Jayate. Even with a busy career in politics, Vinod did not give up on Bollywood and worked in some of the latest films like Dabangg, Players, Dabangg 2 and Dilwale, and received a lot of love for his work. Vinod Khanna, was born on 6 October, 1946. He was seen in 141 films between 1968 and 2013. Khanna joined politics in the year 1997, also becoming the Union Minister of External Affairs during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. His sons Akshay Khanna and Rahul Khanna have also had prominent Bollywood careers, while his youngest son, Sakshi Khanna is on the brink of his Bollywood debut. By Supraja

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