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Kid in dilemma with dad’s twin brother February 12, 2016 08:10

Identifying the parents in a huge crowd and approaching only them, is something any kid does. But what if the kid finds someone similar to his dad. Also read: Kid funny dance The kid in the video below, came across his dad's twin brother and finds tough to identify his actual father. Did he finally overcome it and identify his dad? Watch the adorable video below, that went viral in a short time. By Phani Ch

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#HelpFindDipti: Snapdeal’s woman employee missing February 12, 2016 08:05

24-year-old Dipti Sarna, a Snapdeal employee was found missing from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, and reacting to the issue, the company has launched a hashtag called #HelpFindDipti, and is currently trending on all the leading social networking sites. Reportedly, Dipti went missing on Wednesday, while she was on her way home from the office. Snapdeal has launched #HelpFindDipti to locate a young employee, 24-year-old Dipti Sarna, who went missing from Ghaziabad on Wednesday while on her way home from work. Snapdeal has asked for any information that could help locate her to be shared via Direct Message on Twitter. Responding to the issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said the case is a big priority for the state police. The police already started hunting for Dipti, in and around the metro station. On Wednesday evening, Dipti had left the Snapdeal office in Gurgaon and as usual, she took the metro home to Ghaziabad. She got into an auto around 8 in the evening, police sources said. After getting down from auto, as part of daily activity, she informed her family that, she was on the way, asking her brother or father to collect her from a spot. Boosting the speculation of the unfortunate incident, one of her friends who was on phone with Dipti said that, he heard, Dipti scolding auto driver about the route that he was taking and even said her phone was switched off later. “Her friend immediately called and informed us, but when we reached the apparent area where this happened, we found nothing," her father Narendra Sarna said. Kunal Bahl, the Snapdeal founder, said the organization is working with the police to help locate her. A statement from the company, which is backed by Japan's SoftBank, added, “We are extremely disturbed with the reported abduction of our team member. Her security and safety is our topmost priority.” By Phani Ch

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Siachen soldier Hanumanthappa passes away February 11, 2016 15:10

The prayers of the millions could not save the real life hero from facing the death.   Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, left his last breath today, after a vigorous fight with death, for over a week. Announcing the sad news, Army officials said, “Really sorry to inform everyone that LNk Hanumanthappa is no more. He breathed his last breath at 11:45 a.m. today.”On Tuesday morning, Koppad was admitted at the hospital and was on a ventilator since then. Due to multiple organ failure, his condition steadily deteriorated. The Siachen soldier was rescued alive on Monday, after being buried under 35 feet snow, for six days. He was captivated in an Air Force aircraft. Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad’s background Koppad belongs to a farming family in Betadur village, Kundagol taluk, Dharwad district, Karnataka. He is survived by his wife Mahadevi (Jayashri) and two-year-old daughter Netra. In the recent years, six men from his agrarian village joined the army.    Lance Naik Hanumanthappa is the youngest in the family. He used to walk 6 km a day, to attend the high school at Aralikatti village. Koppad, who always aspired to join army, tried vigorously even after he was rejected thrice in the army recruitment rallies at Belagavi, Dharwad and Gadag. That struggle to join the army made him get selected into the 19 Madras Regiment, 14 years ago.  His earnings supported him in building a house on a government-allotted site in the village.Hanumanthappa’s elder brother, Govindappa said that, his brother inquired about everyone, just a day before the avalanche. On the other side, nine other soldiers’ dead bodies, which have been recovered from the site, are waiting to be the airlifted from Siachen. Officials said bad weather held up their movement.By Phani Ch

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Bonthu Ram Mohan as Hyderabad’s new mayor February 11, 2016 14:04

Bonthu Ram Mohan, an ardent follower of Telangana Chief Minister KCR, took the responsibilities of mayor in Hyderabad, presiding over a municipal body dominated by TRS party.42 year old Mohan is the TRS corporator from Cherlapally. He got popular, after filling Hyderabad with KCR posters, on the occasion of the first birthday of KCR, in Chief Minister’s position, that too after the formation of the separate state, Telangana.     Mohan, who was earlier an advocate, joined TRS party as a student leader and even had the experience of heading the party’s youth wing. During the Telangana movement, about 142 cases were registered on Ram Mohan. Though Mohan did not aim to participate in Baldia elections, he was forced to contest upon the pressure from the high command. While Mohan is the mayor, another ardent follower of TRS and KCR, Baba Fasiyuddin is selected as the deputy mayor. He will lead the student wing of Hyderabad.By Phani Ch

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BCCI revenue to dip from Rs 2000 crore to Rs 400 crore February 11, 2016 13:43

If Lodha Panel's recommendations on curtailing the advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented as planned, BCCI is expected to suffer a financial loss worth Rs. 1600 crore. Due to this loss, along with the functioning of BCCI, even the development of junior cricket in India gets affected majorly. The current operative revenue as per BCCI balance sheet is approximately Rs 2000 crore, where the broadcasting rights and advertisement revenues forms the major portion. But the Lodha Panel recommendation proposed to allow advertisements, only during"lunch, tea or drinks break", which would show a very great impact, as the  revenues are expected to come down to Rs. 400 crore.  As per the sources, currently, the Star Sports, possessing the broadcasting rights of BCCI's matches, is offering Rs 43 crores per match. But after the Panel recommendation’s implementation, it is expected to be less than Rs. 10 crores. “Yes, it is true that we are facing a situation which could lead to a revenue loss of Rs 1600 crore. Star Sports will renegotiate their deal and may be pay us only 20-25 percent of the amount that we get currently per match. Ditto for IPL broadcasters,” sources said.Initiatives like these, further implies that, during outside tours, the host countries like England, New Zealand or Australia will earn more than India, out of the broadcast deals. Along with the above effects, another major impact would be on BCCI's age-group structure, which is one of the most robust in world cricket, if Lodha’s recommendation gets implemented. Approximately BCCI spends Rs. 750 crores on the subsidies to state associations, about Rs. 400-450 crores on match fees and allowances of players, right from U-16.  Not stopping there, BCCI spends around Rs 350 crores on its matches, starting from U-16, U-19, U-22 to Ranji Trophy across the country. The former first-class cricketers and international cricketers get monthly pension for which another Rs 25 crore is spent by the board.By Phani Ch

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Leopard aims to take revenge on schools February 11, 2016 13:40

News: Bengaluru schools declared holiday, for the fear of LeopardIt seems, leopard wanted to take revenge on the schools, for bringing the students to zoos, treating it as a fun item.By Phani Ch

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No expiry date for these beauties! February 11, 2016 12:37

When there comes a discussion of heroines in the film industry, nothing threatens them as much as the word called ‘Outdated’. Regardless of the heroes age, the industry is always open for the senior heroes, who are really worth. But the term ‘seniority’ has got a synonym called ‘Outdated’ in case of heroines.Especially in Tollywood, the makers are falling behind fresh beauties and, no doubt, the fresh ones always offer great support in pulling the revenue from the ‘C’ Centres. After the new entrants like Rakul Preeth Singh, who currently has popular projects like Sarainodu in her account, even the heroines like Kajal, Samantha are able to continue well, with the big projects.  After Temper success, Kajal bounced back and that made her fortunate to sign as a leading lady opposite Power Star in Sardaar Gabbar Singh. She is even one of the female leads in Brahmothsavam.Coming to Samantha, after Son of Satyamurthy, she was not much heard in Tollywood.  But currently, even she has two popular subjects in Telugu - Brahmothsavam and Janatha Garage, along with her guru Trivikram’s ‘A Aa’ film. After Baahubali, Anushka is on high and is in no mood of accepting other small films, while Tamanna has Oopiri which is gearing up for a release in Summer, along with prestigious Avanthika role in Baahubali 2. It is purely the capability of the above mentioned actresses, who are able to bag big films, even after the several new entrants. Presenting them in a new way and upgrading as per the audience tastes, is what all they are doing to stay on the track even today. By Phani Ch

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Nannaku Prematho in Baahubali row! February 11, 2016 12:04

When the Indian style of stories like Baahubali did well in the countries like Japan, why cannot the Hollywood style of screenplay oriented films do well in those countries?May be director Sukumar got the same doubt with his Nannaku Prematho movie and  now got ready to release his film in Japanese countries. Right from the beginning, Nannaku Prematho was tagged as a multiplex entertainer, and this made, ‘C’ class audience sound low and even the collections could not give a good boost to the makers. So, as the tag called ‘Multiplex entertainer’ is anyway there, the makers are planning to expand the movie business, targeting such audiences, and that is the reason behind releasing Nannaku Prematho in Japan now. Reportedly, on February 14th, the movie would be released in Japan, along with Japanese subtitles. Not stopping there, the makers are even planning a dubbed version of the movie for this summer. Along with a local distribution company called IndoEiga, noted producer Dil Raju, will be releasing Nannaku Prematho in Japan.   Based on the applause in that country, the makers are planning to release Nannaku Prematho in several other foreign languages. At a point of time, where several say that, Bollywood is over Tollywood, Telugu films like Baahubali, Nannaku Prematho moving to the foreign countries is a good start to the Tollywood. By Phani Ch

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Leopard scare: Bengaluru schools declared holiday February 11, 2016 10:54

After the rumors of two more leopards being spotted near a private school in Bengaluru, about 60 schools were declared a holiday yesterday, as a precautionary measure.The school gates of Varthur, Immadihalli, Doddakanelli and Maratha halli, east Bengaluru will remain shut today. About 129 schools remain closed today in Bengaluru. However, the holiday does not apply for the school staff.     After leopards were spotted in the surroundings of Vibgyor school on Tuesday evening, the school authorities declared an off, unwilling to put kids at risk with the leopard. “I have confirmation of one leopard being spotted, but the people residing in the area are saying they have spotted two in and around Vibgyor school,” a forest official said.Responding to the repeated situations like these, Karnataka chief wildlife warden Ravi Ralph said, “We are launching an online platform to spread awareness on leopards and other animals who may enter villages, towns or cities stealthily, but do not harm them as they are not man-eaters like tigers.” Explaining about the reasons behind these unfortunate situations, Ralph said, “With forest fringes, lakes and other water bodies disappearing for various reasons, wild animals are finding it difficult to hunt for prey and get water to sustain.”It is known that, how a leopard entered Vibgyor school in Bengaluru and injured few people. Fortunately, as the day was a holiday, kids are out of the threat. However, after the hours of struggle, the forest officials captured the leopard and shifted to the Bannarghatta national zoo park. By Phani Ch

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Siachen miracle: Koppad’s condition deteriorates February 11, 2016 09:59

Siachen Miracle, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who fought with the death for six days all alone, is currently being treated by the doctors and as of now, the condition is still critical. Reportedly, his health condition has worsened more than before with evidence of oxygen deprivation to the brain on CT scan. There is even the evidence of pneumonia in Koppad’s both lungs.“His multi-organ dysfunction state continues unabated. His condition has deteriorated despite aggressive therapy and supportive care,” the medical bulletin revealed. Hanumanthappa was examined by a team of Army Hospital doctors comprising critical care specialists, HoD Dept of Medicine, senior nephrologist, senior neurologist and a panel of experts from AIIMS, New Delhi.“The entire team was in agreement with the management (of medical problems) that the patient had undergone till now, and concurred with the future plan of management for him,” the Bulletin said.From the site of the avalanche, that hit his post on Siachen Glacier, on Tuesday, Koppad was evacuated by a helicopter, before being shifted to Delhi in an IAF aircraft accompanied by a critical care specialist of the force and a medical specialist from the base camp. Koppad is currently being treated by a team of nephrologist, intensivists, neurologist,  endocrinologist and surgeons. He has been administered fluids and drugs to bring up his blood pressure, besides antibiotics.On the other side, the social media is virally praying for Koppad’s speedy recovery and the issue is even being trended with the hashtag #SiachenMiracle, implying that, Siachen survival for six days in the extreme cold conditions is a miracle.     By Phani Ch

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