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“I started my career with her”-Hema Malini on Jayalalithaa December 08, 2016 11:53

Many people were shocked after hearing the news about the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. One of the person who was very sad was Bollywood Dream Girl, Hema Malini. In an interview the dream girls herself appreciated the late Chief Minister and told how close they both were. "It’s hard to believe that Jayalalithaaji has gone so soon! She and I are of the same age. In fact, I started my career with her. I was supposed to do my first film, Vennire Adai in Tamil, in which she was the other heroine. It was a love triangle with Jayalalithaaji and I playing the hero’s two love interests. But then the director Sridhar removed me from the film after a few days of shooting." "I was only 15, and too young to understand the complexities of love and relationships. So, I don’t blame them for asking me to leave. The few days that I shot with Jayalalithaaji, though, I got to observe her very closely. I was very impressed with her grace, beauty, and her dignity. She came to the sets with her mother, and so did I. She remained aloof all the time that I met her on the sets. She didn’t speak much to anyone!" "I always wondered how the shy lady I met on the sets of my first film (which I never did) transformed into one of the most powerful women in India!" "Jayalalithaaji was not just a politician, she was the messiah of the masses. Look at the way the masses of Tamil Nadu, especially women, are mourning for her. She gave hope to the poor even before she became the Chief Minister." "After she came to power, she didn’t forget her promise to help the poor. She provided free rice, televisions sets, computers, and even homes to the poor." "That’s why they loved her and called her Amma. It’s as if the state has lost its mother. That’s the place Jayalalithaaji made in the masses’ hearts. They loved and worshiped her like God. Speaking of the Gods here is one of her lesser-known achievements - she helped restore hundreds of temples in Tamil Nadu, which were on the verge of collapse." "To me, her biggest achievement was that she took on the male-dominated bastion of politics with such fearlessness and grace. They tried to humiliate and cow her down in every way possible. But Jayalalithaaji was unstoppable. With every attack on her integrity, she emerged stronger. It’s a pity that bad health and illness snatched her away from us so soon." "She had so much more to give. A truly inspiring woman for all of us. You are right when you say my career resembles hers. We both started in our mother tongue in Tamil cinema. We both went from acting to politics. Jayalalithaaji also danced on stage, like I did. She did filmi dance with dignity. We could say the same about her conduct in politics. There will never be another woman like her." These were the words of Hema Malini, and her view about Late Jayalalithaa. Also Read: Ram Charan's 'Dhruva' One-Minute Dialogue Scene Released BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Jewelers Sold 15 Tonnes Gold on Nov 8-9 After Note Ban Announcement December 08, 2016 11:38

"Jewelers sold 15 tonnes of gold ornaments and bars, worth around Rs 5,000 crore, on the intervening night of November 8 and 9 after the government demonetized Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes", said Surendra Mehta, national secretary of India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA). IBJA has 2,500 jewelers registered with it from across the country. “We estimate gold worth Rs 5,000 crore, or around 15 tonnes, was sold between 8 pm on November 8 and 2-3 am the next  the next day, after the PM’s demonetisation announcement,” Mehta told ET. He said "nearly half of these sales happened in Delhi, UP, and Punjab. He claimed that only 1,000 of around 6 lakh jewelers across the country had accepted Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in exchange for gold on the night of November 8." "IBJA has requested the government to take strict action against erring jewelers as they had brought a “bad” name to the entire trade", Mehta added. The figure of 15 tonnes is important as it values to over a fifth of the monthly sales of gold in a year. Indians spend around 800 tonnes of gold each year, though this year the figure is expected to be much lower at 500 tonnes, especially after the crackdown on trade and demonetization. The central excise intelligence unit of Bhopal had sent tax notices to 650 jewelers, demanding them to state the amount sold between November 7 and 11. Also Read: "Married Women can Store 500gm Gold, Unmarried Can Store 250gm"- Govt BY M. DIVYA SRI

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“Rescue Opt Will Start As Soon As Cyclone Intensity Reduces”- Rajnath Singh December 08, 2016 11:24

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh confirmed on Thursday that the rescue operations will be launched soon to help those who are stranded on Andaman islands. The government said that as soon as the intensity of the cyclone reduces rescue operations will start and all the tourists will be evacuated from Andaman's Havelock island. "Spoke to Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dr. Jagdish Mukhi who apprised me of the situation in Havelock Islands. All the tourists who are stranded in Havelock Island are safe. The government has made all the preparations to evacuate them," Singh tweeted. Singh also requested all the family members of those stranded not to panic. "The government will launch the rescue operations immediately after the intensity of the cyclone reduces. The teams are ready in Port Blair. I appeal to the family members of stranded tourists that they should not panic as everyone in the Havelock Islands are reported to be safe," he added. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday confirmed that "1,400 tourists are stuck on Havelock Island and added that the administration has asked them to stay indoors till the weather gets normal." The Indian Navy on Wednesday notified about their ships arriving at Havelock Island. The rescue operations will start as soon as the weather gets normal. All the tourists will be shifted from Havelock island to Port Blair. Also Read: 800 Tourists Stranded in Andaman Islands, Navy Launched Rescue Operations BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Pakistan Airlines PK661 Crash, All 48 Passengers Killed December 08, 2016 09:55

In a tragic incident, 48 passengers died on the spot when a Pakistani plane in which they were traveling crashed on Wednesday. Authorities said, "this is one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation's history." "Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 came down after one of its two turboprop engines failed while traveling from the city of Chitral to Islamabad", the civil aviation authority said. Rescuers, including hundreds of villagers, removed the charred remains found meters away from Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. An AFP reporter at the site near the village of Saddha Bartoli said "part of the plane was still on fire more than five hours after the crash, as rescuers picked up torn human remains with their hands and placed them in bags before they were taken by ambulance to Islamabad for identification." "The bodies were burnt so badly we could not recognize whether they were women or men," a villager in his thirties, who declined to give his name, told AFP. "We put into sacks whatever we could find...and carried them down to the ambulance." Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Azam Saigol, the airline's chairman said "the plane was an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, which contacted ground authorities after one engine failed and issued a Mayday call at 4:14 pm (1114 GMT).It began descending a minute later before disappearing from radar at 4:16 pm." "This plane was technically sound, and was checked in October," he said, adding "the captain had flown more than 12,000 hours and the aircraft was nine years old." "Our focus now is to retrieve all the dead bodies," he added, vowing a full investigation. A senior rescue official on the site who requested anonymity added: "The villagers told us that the plane was shaky before it crashed. It was about to hit the village but it seems that the pilot managed to drag the plane towards the hills." "Three foreigners were among the dead", officials said, "with Austria's foreign ministry later confirming two of its nationals were killed and Chinese state media saying one of its nationals was also among the victims." Among those on board was Junaid Jamshed, a former Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim, according to the Chitral airport manager and a local police official. Tributes poured in on social media for the former lead singer of the country's first major pop band, whose popular "Dil Dil Pakistan" became an unofficial national anthem. "The voice of my youth, the voice of my generation.... #JunaidJamshed you will be sorely missed," tweeted user Huma A Shah. Also Read: Government ask Airlines Not to Cancel Tickets BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Ram Charan’s ‘Dhruva’ One-Minute Dialogue Scene Released December 07, 2016 17:22

Mega Power Star Ram Charan’s upcoming film ‘Dhruva‘ is going to hit the big screen on Friday, December 9th. As the Film release date is approaching nearer, makers are spending a huge amount for the promotions. As part of promotions, the film unit released a 1-minute dialogue scene from the film on December 7th. In the sneak peek video, Ram Charan clearly explains what the film is all about. Ram Charan plays the role of a cop. He is seen very confident and impressive throughout the scene. 'Dhruva' is an action thriller film directed by Surender Reddy. the movie has been produced by Allu Aravind under Geetha Arts banner. Dhruva movie is the official remake of Tamil super hit movie ‘Thani Oruvan’ . The movie has been cinematographed by P. S. Vinod & Aseem Mishra. It has been Edited by Naveen Nooli. VIDEO: Also Read: Elder Daughter of Late Allu Ramgalinaiah is No more! BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Actor Dilip Kumar Complains of Fever & Leg Swelling; Hospitalized Again December 07, 2016 16:35

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was rushed to Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday in Mumbai after he complained of fever and swelling in his right leg. Dilip Kumar will be turning 94 on December 11. He was admitted in the hospital by his wife Saira Banu. While talking to a daily, Saira said that the actor also complained of cold and cough and thereafter she immediately rushed him to the hospital. The veteran actor is currently under observation. He is likely to come back home before his birthday. However, the actor took to Twitter to inform fans about his health condition. Previously also the actor was admitted to the hospital. On April 15, Dilip Kumar was admitted to the same hospital after he got pneumonia. Also Read: Kamal Haasan Gets Criticized for his Comment on Twitter BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Banks Face Cash Crunch, Repo Rate Unchanged at 6.25% December 07, 2016 16:00

Against all the hopes, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday kept the key lending rate, repo rate, fixed at 6.25 per cent with all the six members of the Monetary Policy Committee voting in favour of a status-quo. “Consequently, the reverse repo rate remains unchanged at 5.75 per cent,” RBI said in a press statement. The central bank said, "the MPC decision was in line with the RBI's target of achieving an inflation target of 5 per cent by March 2017." The central bank has also reduced GDP growth estimate to 7.1 per cent in 2016-17 from earlier projection of 7.6 per cent. On demonetisation, RBI said, "withdrawal of old notes could result in temporary reduction in inflation by 10-15 basis points in third quarter." "Demonetisation to result in short-run disruptions in cash-intensive sectors like retail, hotels, restaurants and transportation," RBI said in a statement. RBI governor Urjit Patel said that "inflation numbers in September and October made room for a status-quo in the policy stance. From December 10, banks will not have to keep incremental CRR introduced by the central bank last month." It was generally assumed that 25 basis points cut will be chosen by the central bank in repo rate, given the current uncertain fiscal environment in country and excess liquidity due to demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. The RBI said on Wednesday that "banks received Rs 11.55 lakh crore in deposits since November 10 when the lenders started accepting discarded notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 after demonetization on November 8." Also Read: RBI Confirms Increased Withdrawal Limit For Overdraft Accounts To Rs. 50,000 BY M. DIVYA SRI

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800 Tourists Stranded in Andaman Islands, Navy Launched Rescue Operations December 07, 2016 15:17

Due to heavy rains, over 800 tourists were stranded at Havelock Islands. A flood-like situation has been created disrupting the normal life in Andaman. After the situation was reported, Navy sent four ships to rescue all the tourists. While officials said only 800 tourists were stranded, the tour operators said "1200 tourists are stuck. Mobile and Internet connectivity have also been snapped in many areas." "More than 800 tourists are stranded in Havelock Island," CPRO Defence S S Birdi said. Indian naval ships Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 were deployed for evacuation. But the evacuation process did not start yet because of "unfavorable conditions". "The sudden evacuation mission was initiated at the request of the Andaman and Nicobar disaster management, which speculates that a cyclonic storm might strike Havelock, an island about 40 km from the state capital Port Blair", a Navy official said. "Ships are waiting outside the harbour. Adequate food, fresh water, medicines, and doctors besides divers and local administration personnel being ferried on board to provide succor and relief," the official said. Also Read: Cyclone to hit Andhra ? BY M. DIVYA SRI

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3 Trains Canceled & 81 Trains Delayed Due to Dense Fog in Delhi December 07, 2016 11:01

Three trains have been canceled and 81 trains were delayed as dense fog covered the national capital, New Delhi this morning. However, flights operations from Delhi were normal with some delay. A senior railway official said "train services were disrupted due to low visibility. 81 trains are running late by several hours while three were canceled and 12 rescheduled due to dense fog." According to a MeT Department official, "the visibility was recorded at 100 meters at 5.30 AM and 8.30 AM respectively at Safdarjung. Visibility was recorded at zero at 5.30 AM at Palam." Minimum temperature was 11.2 degrees Celsius, above normal. Humidity was recorded at 98 per cent at 8.30 AM. The MeT Department forecast said that there is clear sky for the day with the maximum temperature at 25 degrees. Yesterday, the maximum was 24.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum settled at 9.4 degrees Celsius. Also Read: SCR Cancels Trains Following Heavy Rainfall BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor's House Robbed December 07, 2016 10:51

Shashi Tharoor’ who is a Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP is in crisis after his home was burgled on November 29. Several valuable items including glasses gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were stolen. According to a report in the Indian Express, "several valuable items, including idols and copper Gandhi glasses gifted to him by Modi, were stolen from Tharoor’s home." "Following a complaint by Tharoor, a case has been filed under IPC section 380/457 (burglary) at Tughlak Road police station. Several teams of the New Delhi district special staff and the Crime Branch are on the case", said the report. The MP lives in Lodhi Estate which is a well-guarded Lutyens’ Zone. Many other MPs and top politicians also live there. "According to Tharoor’s complaint, the thieves climbed the wall of his official residence and entered his personal office after breaking the front door", said the report. Robbers fled with an antique Nataraja idol, 12 small Ganesha idols, 10 small Hanuman idols, Twelve 32 GB pen drives, an internet dongle, and glasses given  by Modi. PM Modi had gifted glasses to Tharoor after he participated in the Swacch Bharat campaign. "After registering the case, police have started questioning security guards and drivers working in nearby residences and others living in the vicinity. Prima facie, the theft could be the handiwork of vagabonds", the police were quoted as saying. Also Read: Sonia Gandhi fired Shashi Tharoor BY M. DIVYA SRI

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