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PM’s Mann Ki Baat tells about Ekta aur Mamta on Kashmir August 29, 2016 10:50

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country through the 23rd installment of his monthly special–Mann Ki Baat. Aired on All India Radio, the programme is being broadcast in several languages to reach people all across the country. The tech-savvy Prime Minister had asked Indians to suggest the topics that they would like to be covered on the 23rd edition of Mann Ki Baat on the Narendra Modi App and MyGov Open Forum.Suggestions received from the public include plans for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, border issues, religion and educational reforms. The Prime Minister spoke on a range of issues in the course of his 35-minute address, including relations with Pakistan, the canonization of Mother Teresa, GST, Swachch Bharat, gas subsidy, floods, teacher-student relationships and sports in the context of India’s performance at the Rio Olympics.Modi said that we are proud of  our daughter who had won the medal in the Rio Olympic. They proved once again that they are not less than anyone. He mentioned about the gymnast Dipa Karmakar and said that she did a great job and stood at 4th position. PM Modi talked about the upcoming Teacher’s day on 5th September and said that 5th September is not only Teachers Day but a day of learning as well. Teachers are as important as mothers in our lives. Teachers spend their lives caring for their students.Modi said about the ongoing violence in Kashmir valley. PM said that, I interacted with all the delegation which are related to kashmir. We have all the same opinion on the kashmir issue - Ekta aur Mamta (Unity and affection). He warned, people who are putting innocent young boys in the front to disrupt peace in Kashmir valley, one day they will have to answer to these boys. Any life lost in Kashmir, whether of a security personnel or a youth, is a loss for us as a nation.He said, “This country is very big, full of diversities. To keep it united, it is the responsibility of all of us, as individual citizens, as a society and as a government, to strengthen our unity as much as we can, highlight it as much as we can. Only then can the nation achieve its bright future. I have confidence in the power of 125 crore people of the country.”By Premji

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Indian Army irked over Malfunctioning Mitsubishi Pajero SUVs August 29, 2016 10:19

Japanese car maker Mitsubishi has left a bitter taste in the mouth of the Indian Army, as the Pajero SUVs supplied by the company have malfunctioned. The SUVs had been supplied to the Indo-China border at Sikkim, where they malfunctioned. This issue forced the irked Army to take some of them to Kolkata.While the Indian Army blames it on the manufacturer, Mitsubishi blames it on the Army, who the company alleged wanted to use low quality diesel and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), which is composed of 70% kerosene. They also claim to have suggested the use of an imported additive to no avail.However, despite the claims by Mitsubishi, the Army remains largely dissatisfied, as they feel that the vehicle has been pushed to them out of compulsion and that they did not prefer the Pajero by choice. They also complain that the engines of the Pajero developed complications higher up in the mountains and so three of the SUVs had to be brought down to the plains. Despite all these problems, the Army claims to have making the best use possible of the SUVs without allowing them to die an easy death.Replying to the complaints by the Indian Army, Mitsubishi maintains that the engines are all fine but the Army's choice of using poor quality diesel with high kerosene content was the cause of the malfunction. It also says that the Pajero has always withstood extreme weather. The manufacturer further identifies the problem as damage in fuel injection pumps due to the use of incompatible fuel. It has also been alleged by the carmaker that their suggestion to defreeze diesel with a recommended additive also fell into deaf ears.The Indian Army is usually content with Maruti Gypsies and Mahindra All-Wheel Drive (AWD) units. However, the decision to use the Pajero SUV might have comes after seeing the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) parading in SUVs.Mitsubishi had sent about 12 Pajeros to Sikkim from 2011 till 2014 but they also affirmed that a couple of the SUV did have to go to the plains in Kolkata. They also said that the SUVs supplied to the Indian counterparts across the border have been doing well without any issues.Despite all these developments, an unnamed spokesperson at the Fort William, the Indian Army's Eastern Command Headquarters, had said that he hadn't been aware of any dialogue between the company and the Indian Army, which could have taken place in Delhi and not Kolkata. Also Read: Tata has launched Zest Sportz Edition Package in India Source: Vicky.in

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Highlights of Pawan Kalyan’s Tirupathi Meeting August 27, 2016 23:31

Janasena party Chief Pawan Kalyan made his public entry after a gap and hee announced for a public meeting in Tirupathi which has been held at Indira Gandhi Maidan, Tirupathi. Pawan focussed on three major aspects in his meeting: The challenges faced by Janasena after it has been recognized, the functioning of the leading TDP government in Andhra Pradesh and about the special status for Andhra Pradesh. Pawan revelaed that he will fight from the people’s side against the government if he feels that the justice is not done. The stadium has been packed completely and Pawan roared loudly with his speech. The actor revealed that he will fight for the special status of Andhra Pradesh and he will held a meeting on September 9th in Kakinada. He even called the people to join the fight for the special status and he said that they would stall the Parliament if needed. He also said that he is not interested in any positions and he will fight for the rights of the people till his last breath. (Video Source: NTV Telugu)

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Shahid Kapoor turns a Proud Father August 27, 2016 12:43

Super talented actor Shahid Kapoor impressed the audience big time with his outstanding performance but he failed to score a massive hit in his career till date. His performance in Haider and Udta Punjab received stupendous response in the recent times and the actor wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming movie titled Rangoon. The actor got married to Mira Rajput sometime ago and now the duo has been blessed with a baby girl. The Kapoor’s family has been left delighted with the arrival of a new member to their family. Mira gave birth to a baby girl at Hinduja Healthcare Surgical hospital at 7:56 PM on Friday and it was a normal delivery. Shahid and his parents were beside Mira from the last couple of days and the mother, baby have been doing absolutely fine. Shahid Kapoor took his social networking page to reveal saying “She has arrived and words fall short to express our happiness. Thank you for all your wishes”.

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Janatha Garage Censor Report August 27, 2016 12:35

Young Tiger NTR wrapped up the shoot of his next upcoming movie titled Janatha Garage. Talented director Koratala Siva directed the film which has been made on a budget of Rs 60 crores. Samantha, Nithya Menen are the heroines and Mohanlal will be seen in a crucial role. Janatha Garage is said to be an out and out mass entertainer and the movie has a strong social message laced up with loads of entertainment. Janatha Garage completed all the censor formalities and the movie has been awarded U/A certificate. The members of the censor board appreciated the film and the performance of NTR is said to be the film’s major highlight. Janatha Garage received no cuts from the censor board. Thiru is the cinematographer and Devi Sri Prasad composed the music. Naveen Yerneni, CV Mohan and Y Ravishankar produced Janatha Garage on Mythri Movie Makers banner. Janatha Garage is all set to hit all the screens on September 1st. Also Read: Janatha Garage Brings Massive Hopes for NTR

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Suruchi Foods to Make Laddu Weighing 12,500 kg August 27, 2016 12:20

Sweet Maker from Tapeswaram is all set to create a new record. Sri Bhakthanjaneya’s Suruchi Foods proprietor Polisetti Mallibabu, is going to make the heaviest ever laddu, weighing 12,500 kg. Since 2010, Suruchi Foodshas been making laddu for Khairatabad Ganesh idol. Last year the laddus weight was 6000 kg, due to which the organizers faced problem in distributing the laddu to the devotees. But this year the Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav organisers’ requested him to confine the weight of the laddu to 500 kg.High Court already restricted the height of Ganesh idols in Hyderabad city and size of the laddus last year asking organizers to strictly adhere to it.The 12,500 kg laddu will be an offering to Lord Ganesh for Ganesh Chaturthi on September 5 at Gajuwaka in Visakhapatnam.However, he is putting his experience of making laddus of such enormous sizes to use by making the heaviest one yet. The organisers, who welcomed his idea, said that they would place it before the idol and then give it away as prasad to devotees. It will cost him Rs 30 lakh. The heaviest laddu ever made until now weighs 11,115 kg: it was made by Arasuri Ambaji Matha Devaasthan Trust at Ambala in Gujarat.Proprietor of Suruchi Foods said that “he was being pressured by organizers of the Khairatabad Ganesh Pandal on the size of the laddu and they did not allow him to make bigger size as they found distribution of the laddu a big problem.”Suruchi Foods which is popular for home-made Tapeswaram Kaja and attracted the attention of people of united Andhra Pradesh by offering a mega laddu to the tallest Khairatabad Ganesh idol from the year 2010—has decided to give a 12,500-kg ‘maha laddu’ to ‘Maha Ganapati’ to be installed in the Gajuwaka area of Visakhapatnam this year.He said “Last time, I offered 6,000-kg laddu to Khairatabad Ganesh and this time I asked them to allow me to make more than 10,000 kg to create a Guinness Record, which they rejected. So, I decided to take the Vizag route and give them (Khairatabad) only 500 kg laddu. The distribution of the ‘Mega Laddu’ that he offered free of cost to Khairatabad Ganesh became a problem so the organizers wanted the size to be restricted to 500 kg this year.”He said that “the first Maha Laddu was given to them free of cost in 2010 when the size was 600 kg; in 2011 it became 2,400 kg; in third year 3,500 kg; fourth year 4,200 kg; fifth year 5,200 kg; and sixth year (2015) they offered 6,000 kg. The laddu of 500 kg will be transported to Hyderabad and on September 5 handed over to the Khairatabad pandal organisers in the presence of Governor Narasimhan and several Ministers.”He added that “this time they aimed at entering the Guinness Book-last year the huge laddu of 11,115 kg was prepared at Ambaji town of Gujarat-and now they want to break the record with 12,500 kg laddu for Vizag. Mr. Mallibabu said this laddu would cost Rs.30 lakh and was ready to bear the amount with the support of his friends in this area and offer it to Gajuwaka Ganesh free of cost.”Mr. Mallibabu and 20 others will make the ‘laddu’ in their home-cum-factory at Tapeswaram on Augurst 28 after performing Ganesha puja and doing Ganesh Mala dharana. The actual making of laddu will start on September 2 and finishing touches will be given the next day and it will be displayed to the public on Sept. 4 and transported to Visakhapatnam on the same day.The ingredients of the 12,500-kg laddu include 400 kg of cashew nuts, badam (200 kg), yellow camphor (20 kg), cardamom (38 kg), Bengal gram (3,350 kg), ghee (2,400 kg) and 4,950 kg of sugar. Also Read: Tirupathi Laddu prepared with animal wastes!BY M.DIVYA SRI

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Mehbooba - Modi meet today August 27, 2016 12:10

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and is most likely to have a discussion on the current state of unrest in Kashmir. This will be the first meeting between the two after unrest broke out in the valley.The Chief Minister's meeting with the Prime Minister after the Home Minister's visit to Srinagar is seen as the centre's outreach to the state and an attempt to de-escalate the tension which has claimed 70 lives so far and left over 11,000 injured.Ms Mufti had strongly defended security forces action during a press conference and claimed that 95 percent of people want to resolve the Kashmir issue through political means and dialogue but five percent people were resorting to agitation.Earlier, the Home Minister had asked the Chief Minister to act tough against and round up those perpetrating a deadly civilian unrest triggered by the July 8 killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.State and central intelligence agencies have prepared a list of around 170 ringleaders, found inciting the unrest and provoking people to take to the streets and throw stones at security forces. Most of these ringleaders are from south Kashmir, the bastion of Mehbooba's Peoples Democratic Party.Earlier this week, the Prime Minister Modi had a meeting with a delegation of opposition parties from the state led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah. The Prime Minister had expressed his deep concern and pain over the situation in the valley and asked all the political parties to work together to find a permanent and lasting solution to problems in the state.The Prime Minister had appreciated the "constructive suggestions" made by the opposition delegation during the talks and reiterated his government's commitment to the welfare of people.Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who heads the hardline Hurriyat Conference, was held outside his upscale Hyderpora residence as he defied restrictions and attempted to march to Eidgah. The moderate Hurriyat chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was also arrested near his Nigeen house. Both the separatist leaders were briefly detained at police stations near their houses.By Premji

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KCR wants to be Ahead of AP August 27, 2016 11:59

Telangana Chief Minister KCR has been making his moves ahead to pass the GST bill far before Andhra Pradesh Assembly approves it. The Telangana Chief urged the Speaker of Telangana Madhusudanachary to conduct a special session on August 30th. The Amendment Bill on Goods and Service Tax (GST) has been approved recently in Parliament. KCR even spoke to the Telangana Legislative Council chairman Swamy Goud to pass the bill smoothly by conducting a meeting at 11 AM. Andhra Pradesh government has been in plans to conduct the Assembly sessions on September 8th to pass the GST bill. Lot of other discussions including the reservation for SC, STs and the division of Telangana into districts is said to take time during the Assembly sessions of Telangana. (Video Source: 10TVNews)

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Pawan’s Intention for Tirupathi Meeting August 27, 2016 11:53

Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan has been away from political meetings and engagements from sometime because of his commitments towards movies. He has been discussing with his close aides and well-wishers from sometime and he decided to come out with a massive political meeting. The meeting will take place today in Tirupathi today at 4 PM. The arrangements for the meet are going on fast pace and Pawan will address the people and reveal his political plans through this meeting revealed sources. Pawan will criticize TDP and BJP leaders regarding the special status for Andhra Pradesh with which he teamed up during the previous elections. Pawan will also reveal his future plans during the meet revealed sources. It has been revealed that his close aides pushed Pawan for a meeting as he has been inactive in politics from the past few months. However Pawan raised the heat all over the political circles of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Task Force to be set up aiming next three Olympic Games August 27, 2016 11:09

Aimed at boosting India’s performance in future Olympic Games, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that a Task Force would be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for “effective participation” of Indian sports-persons in the next three Olympic Games, 2020, 2024 and 2028.The PMO has asked the Sports Ministry to submit a detailed report on India’s disappointing performance at the Rio Games. The Task Force will be set up in the next few days and will prepare an overall strategy for the sports facilities, training, selection procedure and other related matters.“The Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports-persons in the next three Olympic Games,” a PMO statement said. The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) constituted a four-member committee with Abhinav Bindra as its chairman to examine in a “cold and ruthless manner” the reasons behind India’s debacle.The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has also decided to take stock of their flop show.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has suggested that it will focus on young wrestlers for the Tokyo Olympics.Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Injetti Srinivas underlined the need for a “long-term” view, which is what the Task Force will aim to do. “There is no hiding the Rio disappointment, but the fact is we are totally relying on handful of athletes for medals,” said Srinivas. “That’s not going to help you. You need to have proper bench strength.”“We sportsmen generally complain that our system isn’t good, or that there are inherent problems. If the Prime Minister takes interest in getting results, we can expect things to get better. This is a good start, since problems in the system will be addressed,” said boxer Akhil Kumar.“Sounds like a great initiative, but following through is vital. If we expect medals in table tennis, we need to target the 2028 Olympics. That’s how long it’ll realistically take for this idea to work. But work must begin now for us to unearth and prepare talent for bigger deeds,” said table tennis player A Sharath Kamal, who has taken part in three Olympics, including Rio.“It’s heartening to know that the PM has our best interests in mind. Us archers have been supported well for the past year, but such an initiative is the need of the hour. Too many times we get last-minute aid, with failure appalling everybody. It can’t be an afterthought, but a methodology,” noted archer Atanu Das, who lost in the round of 16 in Rio.Hockey Olympian Adam Sinclair felt the new initiative might change this. “It’s a good initiative from Modiji to sort of get the ball rolling.For us to really become a sporting nation, our culture has to change.”By Premji

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