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Telangana Assembly Pass GST Bill August 30, 2016 15:35

Telangana Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill on Tuesday.Telangana has become the ninth state to give consent to the Bill.  While the Legislative Council passed the Bill unanimously, the Legislative Assembly debated on the Bill. Opposition parties, sought clarifications on the Bill, but supported its passage. The GST Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier in this month, with 443 members present in the House voting in favour of the legislation. At least 16 states are required to give formal consent to Constitution amendment bill on GST. It will be then sent to the GST Council which will decide on the new tax rate as well as centre and state taxes that will be subsumed in the new tax regime. The Council will be constituted after the Constitution amendment bill is notified.The Act was passed in accordance with the provisions of Article 368 of the Constitution, and must be ratified by more than half of the State Legislatures, as required under Clause (2) of the said article. On 12 August 2016, Assam became the first state to ratify the bill, when the Assam Legislative Assembly unanimously approved it. State Legislatures that ratified the amendment are listed below:1. Assam (12 August) 2. Bihar (16 August) 3. Jharkhand (17 August) 4. Himachal Pradesh (22 August) 5. Chhattisgarh (22 August) 6. Gujarat (23 August) 7. Madhya Pradesh (24 August) 8. Delhi (24 August) 9. Nagaland (26 August) 10. Maharashtra (29 August) 11. Haryana (29 August) 12. Telangana (30 August) Also Read: GST bill may get passed in the current session BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Man Jumps from Building, Old Women Succumbs to Injures August 30, 2016 15:05

In a freaking accident, a 75-year-old woman was killed when a man who tried to commit suicide fell on her in Chennai.Saradha, resident of Nallan Kuppam, Ashok Nagar, was sleeping on her cot in the open air for want of fresh air.  Around midnight, her next-door neighbour Selvamurugan (37), an auto rickshaw driver came home in drunken state and started fighting with his wife and brother.The driver also threatened to kill himself. Later when his family was preparing to sleep at around 12.30 am, the man climbed the stairs to the terrace of the three-storey building and leapt from a height of around 30 ft.The residents of TNSCB heard a loud thud and found the man bleeding profusely on the cot on which Saradha was asleep. Both were injured in the accident and the families rushed them to a hospital in the vicinity where the doctors declared Saradha dead. The man survived the fall but sustained fractures in his skull and is battling for life.The woman's body was subsequently moved to the Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH) for a post-mortem.The doctors suggested that Selvamurugan be shifted to the GRH since he was grievously hurt. After admission to GRH the doctors diagnosed the skull fracture and referred him to RGGGH.Selvamurugan and his wife, Dhanalakshmi have two children. Of late, the couple were having frequent quarrels due to the former's alcoholism.  The deceased Saradha had been living with her husband Mari and their son Rajendran in a joint family. Also Read: SI Commits Suicide, Blames DSP & CI of HarassmentBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Sony Xperia X Compact Smartphone Details leaked August 30, 2016 14:51

Sony is working on two new smartphones that could make its entry in to the market in September. One of the devices has been spotted on a popular benchmarking site, revealing some of its specifications.The Sony Xperia X Compact, which is expected to debut next month alongside the Xperia XZ, has been listed on GFXBench, confirming some salient specifications of the smartphone.Spotted by Telefoonabonement, the new listing confirmed that the Xperia X Compact would feature a 4.6-inch display and draw power from a 2,700mAh battery. It will utilise Android 6.0.01 Marshmallow, and an Adreno 530 GPU for advanced gaming and multitasking. The listing also indicated that the smartphone would be powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC and a USB Type-C port for charging.RAM capacity was speculated to be 3GB, the GFXBench listing shows that Sony would use a 4GB RAM for this handset. In terms of memory, the phone would offer 64GB internal storage, but nothing was mentioned about the expandable memory.The handset will also sport a 16MP rear camera setup for capturing sharp images and an 8MP front snapper for dynamic selfies. One of the highlights of compact devices manufactured by Sony is the compact size along with heightened specifications. The device can prove useful for people looking for a compact device with powerful specifications.Rumours suggested that the handset could be released as soon as September 1, along with the Xperia XZ, during its presentation at IFA 2016. However, other reports suggested that both the device would make their debut on September 24. Also Read: LG X cam Launched in IndiaBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Fans Wait for Item Number in Chiru’s 150th film August 30, 2016 14:43

The expectations have reached sky high over Chiranjeevi's much anticipated 150th film, 'Khaidi No.150'. Recently released first look was welcomed with thunderous response. Now, Mega fans are eagerly waiting for the hit item number from this film.If we look back, all the films from Chiru-DSP combination gave chartbuster item songs. Their first film 'Shankar Dada MBBS' had 'Naa Pere Kanchanamala' song was a big hit then. In 'Andarivaadu', it was 'Kodi Koora' song. We know what sensation 'Aakaleste' song created from 'Shankar Dada Zindabad'. This track record is exciting Mega fans to the core.Though the original 'Kaththi' had no item song, the makers of 'Khaidi No.150' are planning to add that mass touch to the script. Several top heroines like Tamanna and Rakul are being considered to shake a leg with Chiru in this number. We need to wait for some more days to know the complete details. Also Read: Sonam Kapoor in a RelationshipBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Child Trafficking Racket Busted in Delhi August 30, 2016 12:41

In a shocking incident, Delhi Police arrested a couple and six other for child trafficking on Tuesday.Police said “Saira(45) and Hussain(50) ran a "syndicate" that is suspected to have trafficked more than 5,000 girls from Nepal and remote areas of West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Assam, Andhra and other states. They have reportedly raked in around Rs 100 crore till date, "buying" girls for Rs 50,000 and selling them for up to Rs 2 lakh. The younger the girl, the higher was the price they commanded. Once brought to the kothas of GB Road, the girls were often confined in almirahs and tunnels and forced to entertain clients in small cubicles.”All the accused have been booked them under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act and sent to judicial custody till September 2. Joint Commissioner (crime) Ravindra Yadav confirmed the arrests but refused to divulge any details. "The arrests have been made under sections 3 and 4 of MCOCA. We will share all details when the operation is over. Besides Hussain and Begum, his driver Ramesh and chief manager Vasu were also nabbed. The four others arrested are Samshad, Shilpi, Mumtaz and Puja Thapa. They were the handlers of the girls," he said.Sources said “the crackdown was on and more arrests were likely to be made. Saira Begum controlled the racket. It was an extremely organised racket, managed by nayikas, paid managers, their assistants and traffickers. The unchecked inter-state movement of girls is not possible without an active organised crime syndicate behind it. The couple first started operations from one kotha in GB Road but they now own at least four, besides other properties and shops.”Police added “Saira has been arrested in seven cases since 1990 and Aafaq in three cases. In one case registered in 2001, Saira was convicted for seven years but returned to the trade soon after. In the last ten years, two charge sheets have been filed against the couple. In March this year, the couple was charge sheeted in two FIRs under sections of rape, trafficking, abduction and criminal conspiracy among other charges.”Police said they had enough evidence, including statements from trafficked girls, to nail the couple. Also Read: Delhi: JNU Student Raped by AISA ActivistBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Man Commits Suicide after Social Boycott August 30, 2016 11:59

In a shocking incident, a 48-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself to death at his house in Pune on Tuesday.According to the police, the victim has been identified as Arun Naikuji. He belonged to the Gavali community.Arun was depressed after the jaat panchayat's (community court) announced a decision to socially boycott him and his family.Police said “members of the jaat panchayat had allegedly boycotted Arun and his family as his brother helped his friend marry a girl from another community. The deceased and his family were allegedly boycotted by the jaat panchayat two years ago and they were not allowed to take part in any functions of the community.”"We have booked Vahappa Pailwan, Mankappa Aurange, Vitthal Pailwan, Kisan Janubas and other members of Veershaiva Lingayat Gavali Samaj Jaat Panchayat under IPC sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (common intention)," a police official from Chandan nagar police station said."On Sunday, Arun went to the panchayat members and tried to seek explanation from them why they were not being allowed to take part in the functions, where he was insulted."Depressed due to the boycott and reeling under the insult by the panchayat members, Arun allegedly hanged himself in his room. The incident came to light today," the officer said.He said that “five years back, one a man from Lingayat Gavali community, had married a girl from other community and Arun's brother, Appa Naikuji, had helped him and even attended the wedding in Pandharpur.”"Two years ago, the jaat panchayat members had come to know that the girl whom Dheeraj had married belonged to other caste and they boycotted him from the community."The members learnt that Appa had also helped him in the marriage, following which they passed an order for the community to boycott him and his family," he said. Also Read: Man threatens to commit suicide; climbs cell towerBY M. DIVYA SRI

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AP CM Appeal Engg Students to Protect Crops August 30, 2016 11:20

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu appealed to all engineering students to conduct a survey of crops under dry spell mitigation programme to save standing crops in four districts of Rayalaseema. Praising the services of students during Krishna pushkaram, he said “students, intellectuals and experts should conduct a study to make Rayalaseema as a drought-free region.” The Chief Minister, who visited Anantapuramu and Chittoor districts on Sunday and Monday, said “will go back to Anantapuramu tomorrow and camp there till I see all crops are saved. Chandrababu held a high-level review meeting at the Command and Control Centre and said “rain guns would be positioned in the fields to wet the crops.”Addressing officials through a tele conference from Kuppam in Chitoor district on Monday, the CM said that “all universities should take up dry spell mitigation as a case study. Students should study the necessity of farm ponds and usage of rain guns in drought-prone areas. The Chief Minister said officials of various departments should work with team spirit developed during Krishna pushkaram to protect the standing crops by sucessful implementation of drought mitigation progrmme using rain guns and farm ponds. He said AP should stand as a role model in implementing Panta Sanjeevani and usage of rain gun technology.” The CM added “farmers of 15 lakh acres in Rayalaseema are ready to use rain guns and officials should supply rain guns to protect the crops. He said officials should work together at a stretch of one month to save the crops. He said public representatives and Janmabhoomi committee members should participate in the Panta Sanjeevani programme.” The Chief Minister directed all the officials to send a detailed report to Centre on the prevailing drought conditions in the state along with deficient rain fall details. He said “agriculture, electricity and revenue officials should work in tandem to save crops. Officials should prepare an action plan on digging of farm ponds in Anantapur and Chittoor districts.”He said that it is a “war on drought” as a dry weather brought standing crops in the four districts of Rayalaseema region.“If we work efficiently for one day, productivity will improve by 10 per cent,” the CM told the officials. “It doesn’t matter if we do not sleep for a day or two. We have to save the crops,” he said.Officials informed the CM that on Monday water was supplied to 44,200 acres of cultivated land in the drought-hit districts. Also Read: Farmer earns Rs 1 for 100 kg onionsBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Cyberabad Police Arrest 25 Fake Paramedics August 30, 2016 11:01

25 paramedics have been arrested by Cyberabad East SOT sleuths on Monday for running clinics without valid licence.Police also seized medicines from them. According to the police, the paramedics were operating clinics with beds to treat patients. They also prescribed random medicines to the patients suffering from heart ailments, diabetes and neurological issues.They said “after basic diagnosis, they would refer patients for blood and urine tests and prescribe medicines based on the report. One of them, running a clinic out of a double-storey building in Malkajgiri with five beds was an Intermediate Commerce passout. During raids, the police seized huge quantities of injection ampoules, tablet strips with expired tablets, BP measuring apparatus, syringes, saline bottles, anti-TB drug packs, syrups along with other surgical equipment.”Officials said that “the crooks were posing as registered medical practitioners. Each of the fake paramedics used to see at least 30 patients a day. After basic diagnosis, they would refer patients for blood and urine tests and prescribe medicines based on the report.”Similar fake doctors were practicing in Saroornagar, Meerpet, Kandukur, Nacharam, Adibhatla, Ibrahimpatnam, Vanasthalipuram, Hayatnagar and Malkajgiri.“They had some medicines which were issued by government hospitals, with a clear marking that they were not to be sold,” an SOT official told the newspaper, adding that the raids will continue.Official added “All the arrested persons were booked under cheating case and were handed over to the concerned police station for further inquiry and investigation.” Also Read: Doctor Commits Suicide Fearing HIV InfectionBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Small percentage’ instigated by Pakistan holding majority to ransom in Kashmir - Parrikar August 30, 2016 10:52

While addressing a joint news conference with US defence secretary Ashton Carter, Manohar Parrikar alleged that the “forces from across the border” are trying to spread violence in the Valley. Launching a veiled attack on Pakistan for the present unrest in the Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that a “small percentage” of population instigated by Pakistan is holding the “majority at ransom” in the Valley.“As far as Kashmir is concerned, I think the government of India has been very proactive. A few small percentage is holding the majority to ransom,” he said. “Kashmir actually has a government which is democratically elected and the Chief Minister belongs to the Valley,” he said.“As far as Kashmir is concerned, the Indian government has been very proactive in handling the violence which comes from across the border” Parrikar told Pentagon reporters.“India and the US are fellow democracies. However the US has showed that there can be no compromise when we are faced with terrorism. The forces that seek to undermine our progress and our ways of life requires a comprehensive, robust response,” he said. “We appreciate the support from the US in our efforts to eliminate terrorism in India’s neighbourhood. Secretary Carter and I agreed that countering terrorism is an important shared objective. The partnership between India and US is driven by our shared values,” he added.He said Pakistan had no strength left for a face-to-face battle with India and that’s why it was trying to wound India through terrorism.An all-party delegation, led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, will be visiting Srinagar on September 4. Expressing regret and remorse over the loss of lives in the Kashmir Valley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that any life lost in the state, whether of any youth or any security personnel, is India’s loss.By Premji

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Sonam Kapoor in a Relationship August 29, 2016 18:07

Bollywood’s bold actress and fashion icon Sonam Kapoor made her moves in Bollywood and is now one of the most promising actresses. She has her hands full of films and she even has been endorsing many International brands. Sonam established a huge fan base after she made her bold moves in fashion world. She has been spotted showcasing her assets in the photo shoots which entertained her fans. As per the latest news, Sonam has been secretly dating a Delhi based businessman Anand Ahuja who has been into apparel business. He has a chain of fashion label named Bhane which has been quite popular. Even Sonam has been spotted with their denims recently. However the duo has been keeping things under wraps and never made any public appearance jointly. Let’s wait to see if their relation will soon be made public.

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