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Hyderabad: Drunk Driver Hits Divider, Risks Passengers Life February 11, 2017 10:51

In a shocking incident, about 50 passengers travelling in a Bharat Travels bus to Bhadrachalam had a terrifying experience on Saturday. The driver got heavily drunk and drove over a road divider and continued to speed ahead on the highway to Vijayawada. Hayatnagar police and transport officials in a joint operation stopped the bus, belonging to Bharat Travels, on the Vijayawada-Hyderabad highway. Police asked the driver, Nirmala Yadagiri, to take a breathalyser test and found his blood alcohol content was at 474 mg decilitre, which is 16 times higher than the normal level. All the passengers were unhurt when the bus hit the divider. According to the police, the bus (AP 28 TY 6599) started from Hyderabad to Bhadrachalam. On the route, Hayathnagar police and transport officials from Ibrahimpatnam were checking all private buses in Pedda Amberpet. Yadagiri was driving the bus at such a high speed that he did not notice buses stopped for the checks. He overtook all the buses and hit the divider and stayed at the same speed, risking the safety of passengers. Police teams quickly chased the bus near the ORR underpass in Pedda Amberpet. “In the breath analyser test, his BAC was measured at 474 mg dl which is very high. He was so inebriated that he did not notice the vehicle checks or even when the bus hit the divider,” Hayathnagar inspector J. Narender Goud said. Yadagiri was booked under Sections 185 (driving under the effect of alcohol) and 184 (rash driving) of the Motor Vehicles Act and arrested for questioning. Police have also seized the bus. The passengers were shifted to another bus going to Bhadrachalam. (Video Source: NTV Telugu) Taxi Driver Saves Woman From Drunk Men BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Pawan Kalyan Speaks at Nashua High School, Car Rally Held at New Hampshire February 11, 2017 10:18

Jana Sena Party Chief and Power Star Pawan Kalyan left for Boston 3 days ago for a 5-day tour along with his wife Anna Lezhneva and his best friend Sharad Marrar. Pawan Kalyan was invited to deliver a speech at Harvard Business School. Pawan Kalyan gave a speech at Nashua High School which is a fan based event organised by NRI fans of Pawan Kalyan in and around the USA. VIDEO Pawan met people who are an Internationally acclaimed political strategist, educator, writer.  He also met Steven Jarding who is a professor at Harvard University. He discussed the plan of action for the upcoming 2019 general elections. “Experience the glorifying speech and the car rally at Nashua, New Hampshire. This is a fan event organised by the NRI fans of Pawan Kalyan garu and Jana Sena Party,” this was what the invitation was said. VIDEO Pawan Kalyan Seen with his Wife at Boston Airport BY M. DIVYA SRI

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First Phase of Polling Starts in Uttar Pradesh February 11, 2017 09:19

The first phase of voting has begun on Saturday morning in Uttar Pradesh. Nearly 2.6 crore people are there in 73 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh who are eligible to vote, according to the litmus test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's in his three-year rule. 839 candidates will be contesting in the election in which main contenders are BJP, BSP, allies Congress and Samajwadi party, RLD as well independents. There are total 15 districts where 26,823 polling stations have been set up. Among the electorate, there are 1.17 crore women and 1,508 belonging to third gender category. The maximum number 26 candidates belong from Agra South. The least number of aspirants are in Hastinapur with just 6 in number. Prominent contestants include Pankaj Singh (Noida seat) who is the son of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Pradeep Mathur (Mathura) against him BJP spokesman Srikant Sharma is contesting, Mriganka Singh (Kairana), daughter of BJP MP Hukum Singh and controversial BJP MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana - Sardhan and Thanabhawan respectively. Former BJP state president Lakshmikant Bajpai (Meerut), RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son-in-law Rahul Singh (SP) from Sikandarabad, and Sandeep Singh, grandson of Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh from Atrauli are some others contesting. Elaborate security has been made in all districts. In this regard, 6,000 paramilitary personnel have been deployed in all polling centres. The other six polling phases will be held on February 15, 19, 23 and 27 and on March 4 and 8. Counting will be take place on March 11. GHMC: Re-polling in Purana pul division BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Chiru All Praises for Nagarjuna After Watching ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’ February 10, 2017 16:49

Tollywood Megastar Chiranjeevi who is enjoying the success of ‘Khaidi No 150’, watched the premier show of devotional entertainer “Om Namo Venkatesaya” starring Akkineni Nagarjuna. After watching the movie he was all praises for his best friend Nagarjuna and the team. The movie has hit the theatre on Friday in a very grand manner. According to the latest report, the movie is receiving positive responses from the viewers. Nagarjuna has previously delighted the movie lovers with his devotional movies like  'Annamayya' and 'Sri Ramadasu'. The movie has been directed by K Raghavendra Rao. Keeravani has scored the music. Rajamouli to Cast Rajini, Mohanlal and Aamir for 'Mahabharata' BY M. DIVYA SRI

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IndiGo Passenger Opens Emergency Door, Injures Co-Passenger February 10, 2017 16:28

In a shocking incident a passenger travelling in IndiGo flight 6E 4134 opened the emergency exit door on Friday. According to the airline, there was a security breach onboard on Mumbai-Chandigarh flight. "Just after the boarding got completed (while the aircraft was stationary), a passenger seated on seat number 12C suddenly opened the emergency exit door and inflated the slide," the airline said in a statement. "In this process, a co-passenger seated on 12A received bruises. Taking a precautionary measure, the captain immediately informed the ground staff about the situation on board and instructed the team to arrange for medical assistance and other necessary action." "Simultaneously, the captain informed all 176 passengers on-board via inflight announcement, and switched off the aircraft engine," the statement pointed out The airline added that "the passenger who opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft was handed over to the security staff and the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) at the Mumbai airport." Jet Airways Flight Skids off the Runway in Goa, 15 Passengers Injured BY M. DIVYA SRI

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ATMs Run Dry in Hyderabad Since Pay Day February 10, 2017 11:22

One-third of ATMs in Hyderabad are again running dry from the month starting due to huge withdrawals, irregular cash uploads by agencies and slow working of hardware. The RBI had raised the cash withdrawal limit at ATMs and from savings bank accounts from February 1 to Rs 24,000. A RBI official said that "the software in all the 1,500 ATMs in the GHMC limits had been recalibrated before the Sankranti. But there are hardware issues with nearly 25 per cent of ATMs. The maintenance agencies have to replace the trays in ATM for dispensing new currency notes.” Federation of Bank Employees secretary M.S. Kumar says that lack of cash is due to the shortage of manpower. "The cash withdrawals have increased since the first week of this month. Though the nodal branches of banks have been supplying sufficient cash, ATM maintenance agencies were not able to replenish cash to match the demand due to the shortage of manpower and vehicles,” he said. "Before the demonetization, he said the ATM agencies used to visit all the ATMs every day to fill some amount of cash. Now, the agencies are focusing on ATMs that witness higher demand, while neglecting others,” he said. An official from an ATM maintenance agency said, “Due to higher demand from ATMs located in prime areas, the cycle of regular visits was disturbed.” “For replenishing cash, we need to be trained staff along with private security guard. We can’t recruit such staff immediately, leading to staff shortage. While we get the status of every ATM’s cash position, we rush to specific ATMs on the instructions of the bankers,” he said. Meanwhile, customers have been complaining to some banks about per-transaction cash withdrawal limit, though they have increased the daily limit. Though RBI approved customers to withdraw Rs 24,000 per week without any daily limit, banks had to set a daily limit as per the cash availability. While some banks are providing customers to withdraw Rs 10,000 per day, they have not updated the cap imposed on withdrawal per transaction, which urges customers to make multiple transactions to withdraw Rs 10,000. According to Ch. Sujatha from Boduppal, “I withdrew Rs 10,000 in three transactions as the ATM was not dispensing more than Rs 4,000 in a transaction. With this, I exhausted free transactions limit at ATM. When I withdrew cash next day, I was charged Rs 20 for the ATM use.” Telangana to have 600 New ATMs BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Rs 28 lakh Worth Gold Crown Donated by Italian Women to Shirdi Saibaba Temple February 10, 2017 11:05

In an act of kindness, a 72-year-old Italian woman, who is a strong devotee of Saibaba, has donated a gold crown worth about Rs 28 lakh to the famous Saibaba Temple in Shirdi. "Selini Doloras alias Sai Durga yesterday donated the gold crown, weighing around 855 gms and studded with gems, to the temple", Shri Saibaba Sansthan trustee Sachin Tambe said. "The woman is a staunch follower of Saibaba for past nine years and visits Shirdi every month. Earlier, she had donated two 'rudraksha' (seed traditionally used for prayer beads) strings having gold covering, worth around Rs 25 lakh, to the Saibaba temple", Tambe said. The woman said that she wants to build a huge Saibaba temple in Italy. She kept a construction map at the foot of Saibaba's idol to seek his blessings. Biggest Sai Baba Statue Installed in Machilipatnam BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Manappuram Finance Company Looted, Robbers Flea with 32kg Gold February 10, 2017 10:42

Manappuram Finance is a gold loan company which has headquarters at Valappad in Thrissur, Kerala. It has about 3,200 branches across 25 states. In a shock to the customers, robbers fled with 32kg gold, worth about Rs 9 crore from the vaults of the company in Gurugram located in Gurgaon on Thursday. This was the sixth time robbers have looted the same finance company in different branches in less than six months. On Thursday,  at 12:05 pm, a man came in the branch, giving his Aadhaar card as identity proof at New Railway Road branch of Manappuram Finance in Old Gurgaon. While he was doing that, another man, who was with him, push his way in. When the security guard stopped him, he hit the guard on the head with a sharp object. After the security guard became unconscious, six other gang members rushed in. They broke the rifle of the second guard and beat him. Then also destroyed the CCTV cameras. They took out their guns and ordered the staff and customers to stand quietly. They stole all the 32kg of gold. They also took away Rs 7.8 lakh in cash. Manappuram is a non-banking finance company. Previously, on January 5 also a branch in Chhattisgarh was looted. Last year, robbers looted branches in Kolkata, Thane, Nagpur and Jalandhar. Robbers have looted six times in total since August 2016 running away with 150kg gold worth over Rs 40 crore. The Gurgaon branch is located opposite Lal nursing home on the first floor of a building. The ground floor had the Lalit Dental Care Clinic. Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor's House Robbed BY M. DIVYA SRI

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282 Crore Sanctioned to Secunderabad Railway Station February 10, 2017 09:45

South Central Railway general manager Vinod Kumar Yadav said: "the Union Budget had allocated Rs 282 crore for the re-development of Secunderabad railway station and Rs 194 crore for the Vijayawada station." He said "the projects were being taken up on the modified Swiss Challenge method. The project would seek to involve state governments, Central government wings, and global experts." As a part of union budget, railway ministry has planned to re-develop 23 stations in the phase-1. In 96,243 sq.m, the railway will do all commercial development work in Secundrabad railway station. The development work will be done which includes 10,896 sq.m. in the station area, 41,832 sq.m. on platforms and 43,515 sq.m. in the circulating area. Entry and exit from railway station will be developed along with separation for both arrival and departing passengers. The stations will also have a pharmacy, ATM, drinking water, the Internet, retail shopping, hospitality, food courts, automated vending machines on platforms for food and water. Parking and the separate route will be made for movement of parcels. The stations will also have drop and pick-up facility for parking of vehicles. It will also have multi-level parking. The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation would be doing the redevelopment. Tatkal ticket rates hiked BY M. DIVYA SRI

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AIADMK MLAs Having Gala Time at Kuvathur Beach Resort February 10, 2017 09:31

"Scores of legislators, including six women MLAs, from Tamil Nadu assembly, who were believed to have been attracted to the Sasikala camp, are enjoying their stay at a beach resort in Kuvathur on East Coast Road", sources said. Fearing to lose her MLAs to Panneerselvam, Sasikala ordered to hide all MLAs until the time of elections so that she could have the majority of votes to become Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister. "On Thursday evening there was a special karagattam organised for the MLAs staying in the resort", insiders said. “After karagattam, there was also screening of a movie in the evening,” an AIADMK man who is familiar with the situation told. All the MLAs reached the resort on Wednesday night after a brief meeting held with Sasikala. MLAs are allowed to use the mobile phones only under the supervision of those who sponsored the picnic. One MLA apparently got furious over the fact that they were not permitted to use their mobile phone In this anger he walked out of the resort. He went back only after an actor-turned-MLA came out and pacified him. An insider said that "the MLAs were trying to make a deal with the coordinators. We don’t know what the deal is. But they were talking about 50 per cent now and rest later". One of the party men who interacted with the reporters claimed that "there are enough legislators in the resort needed to prove the majority for Sasikala. The resorts have rooms with daily charges ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 9,000. The presence of MLAs in the resort and restrictions around the neighbourhood has irritated some of the villagers in the area." Top AIADMK MLA Leaves Sasikala, Opts for Panneerselvam BY M. DIVYA SRI

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