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Drishyam checks its luck this week July 29, 2015 11:53

Just like music, even a good script does not have any language. The success of Drishyam, in all the released languages is an example for this.Mohanlal was the first to act in this family and suspense entertainer and then it was remade into other south Indian languages. Venkatesh scored a good success in Telugu with the same title and in Tamil, Kamalhaasan recently scored a good success, with the same script, titled as Papanasam. Now Drishyam script even attracted Bollywood and Ajay Devgan is about to release his Drishyam this Friday, with the original title, i.e., Drishyam itself. Shreya Saran will play the female lead and Tabu will be seen in the police officer role, which was played by Nadiya in previous remakes.      The makers are confident and already declaring that, Drishyam would be the third blockbuster in Bollywood after Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Nishikant Kamat, who earlier handled remakes like ‘Force’ is directing this remake too. The trailer, which is released in the past, already secured a positive talk and yet to be declared a hit in few two more days.      By Phani

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Postage stamps will now not to be restricted only to Gandhi familly July 29, 2015 11:41

BJP-led NDA government has decided to give a place of pride to other political icons including Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Ram Manohar Lohia, Jaiprakash Narayan, B R Ambedkar, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad through postage stamps. Till now the Congress has ensured that only the Gandhi family is honoured through postage stamps. The government is also considering a commemorative stamp on the legendary Communist leader Bhupesh Gupta on the occasion of his birth centenary year.The new list of names for stamps was decided at a meeting chaired by communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, where the government has decided on including poet Rabindranath Tagore, social reformer Swami Vivekananda, poet Subramaniya Bharathi, freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh and three legendary musicians -Ravi Shankar, Bhimsen Joshi and M S Subhalakshmi.Some of the icons to feature in the commemorative stamps will also include singers Geeta Dutt, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Talat Mehmood, Manna Dey, Mukesh and some of them from the southern states, painters Nandalal Bose and Raja Ravi Varma, dancer Rukmani Devi Arundale and writers Prem Chand, Maithili Sharan Gupta and Dinkar.Socialist leaders like Jaiprakash Narain and Ram Manohar Lohia will now be joining the philatelic hall of fame along with the Sangh Parivar ideologues Shyama Prasad Mookerji and Deendayal Upadhyay.The panel has also decided that the ceremonial stamps issued so far has to be made available in all post offices and stamps with picture postcards may be released on important tourist destinations, including Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Belur Math and Khajuraho. The Minister has also suggested in inviting designs of philatelic stamps through crowd sourcing, said a statement.Commemorative postage stamp on ‘Swach Bharat’, the theme of clean India, was released by the Department of Posts on January 30th this year. The design of the stamp was decided through an open competition. Commemorative postage stamp on Women’s Empowerment will be released on August 15. Its design has also been decided by crowd sourcing."There is generally a five-seven year gap in bringing definitive stamps. The main rationale is whenever there is a rate change. Which personality to have which denomination is a policy decision," says philatelist and stamp dealer Rohit Prasad."There is no growth in the philately business. Our association is planning to write to MPs and MLAs. The truckloads sold from government godowns includes philatelic stuff," he said.By Premji

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Manthra2 into theaters this Friday July 29, 2015 10:45

Manthra is the film which took Charmi to the next level. It made Charmi an overnight star and is also one of the reasons for her survival in the film industry till date.But after that film, though she tried to do lady oriented flicks, none clicked as Manthra. So the makers had planned to do a sequel to Manthra film and that is Manthra2.The film completed its post production and censor too, and was awarded ‘A’ certificate. Mantra2 release date is fixed to this Friday. It is releasing in all the major theaters, amidst of good expectations among Charmi fans.There are very rare instances in Tollywood, where Suspense thrillers are rejected and as Mantra already had its brand in suspense thrillers, scoring a good success, there is an every chance for Mantra2 also, to be successful.    ‘2’ threat to Manthra2! No sequels of the super hit films in Tollywood secured a hit. It is not an exception to big films like Shankardada Zindabad and Arya 2 too. In fact, it was heard that, even Gabbar Singh2 was renamed to Sardar, keeping the 2 sentiment in mind. Even then Mantra2 dared to come up, adding 2 to title. Hope Manthra2 breaks the sentiment and proves that, no sentiments can stop a good film from being successful.   By Phani

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Watch: 6ft. Man in 6ft. Water balloon July 29, 2015 10:04

A 6 foot guy gets into a 6 foot giant balloon. What happens next will blow your mind. Watch the video below, which went very viral in all the social networking sites, within a few hours of uploading it on YouTube.  Also read: Magnus effect: Basketball flies like a bird Also read: D for ‘Daaru’, P for ‘Piyo’, a teacher explainsBy Phani

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Asking phone tapping call data is illegal- T govt. in HC July 29, 2015 09:27

Telangana government said that it is illegal to ask the call data of the phone tapping issue and regarding this, the government approached high court. The phone tapping issue, which is silent for a few days, again came into the news. It is known that, Telangana government is alleged that, it leaked the phone conversation of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana nominated MLA Stephenson. Naidu was alleged that, he tried to convince Stephenson to buy the vote in Telangana MLC elections, held at that time. Regarding this, Naidu and other TDP officials said that, the voice in the phone conversation is duplicated. When the issue went viral, Naidu even approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded a probe into the phone tapping issue. ‘T’ telecom operators are targeted in phone tapping issue since then: The AP officials took the case as challenging and started investigating it from all the corners. It was then, the Telecom operators of Telangana are targeted and inquired. As per the demand of the AP officials, the Telecom operators agreed to submit call data of phone tapping case, but asked a quality time for it. On the other side, the Telangana government is pressurizing Telecom operators, not to submit the Phone tapping case call data.But on July 7th, Vijayawada Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) released a circular ordering the Telecom operators to submit call data. Reacting to this, Telangana government said that it is illegal to ask the call data and regarding this, Principal Secretary (General Administration Department) of the Telangana government, Ajay Mishra filed a petition in High Court. Phone tapping case: T govt. demands Telegraph act implementation The Telangana government further demanded the central government, to order the states about implementation of Telegraph act. They said, the CMM court order should be stayed as asking for call data is against article14 of the constitution.  By Phani

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RGV meets an underworld don July 28, 2015 18:19

Yes, Ram Gopal Varma met an underworld don for scripting his new film, based on underworld crimes.RGV tries to focus on the current or to say the popular issues, happening around the world and targets those scenes in his films. Be it Mumbai Taj hotel terror attacks or about the smuggler Veerappan, RGV tries to show on the screen as genuine as possible. So to bring out that originality, he even reaches upto the people involved in it and gather the required information. In fact, for scripting ‘Killing Veerappan’, RGV approached Veerappan’s wife and collected the details. Now, RGV new film deals with Bangalore underworld crime story and so he met Muthhappa, the underworld don in Bangalore. Tweeting about this issue, RGV said that, Bangalore underworld is similar to Indian underworld.      RGV new movie title: The title of this new film is ‘Appa’, carrying a tag called, 'the father of all godfathers'. This is officially confirmed by RGV himself. RGV strategically hypes his film's character! Hyping his character, RGV said that, “he thought godfather is a fictional character all these days, but realized that real godfathers exist on the earth, after meeting Muthhappa. It seems RGV is strategically hyping his character in the film. By Phani

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SC gives positive hope to Yakub Memon July 28, 2015 17:36

Supreme Court judges give a positive hope to Yakub Memon saying that, there is no such valid reason to reject Yakub’s bail plea.   It is known that Yakub Memon’s tentative date of hanging might be on July 30th. Many of the officials opined that, he will be hanged on that day itself.Yakub Memon’s bail plea was rejected in the past, even by the Supreme Court and it is now, he is left with no option to protect himself from being hanged. Taking out this point, Yakub said, “it is illegal to issue a death warrant, after I lost all the legal options.” In fact, not only Yakub, several others objected Yakub death sentence and regarding this, Salman is already in the news.   Adding to this, lawyers on Yakub behalf said that, judges who ordered death sentence to Yakub, should have been part of the bench, that decided Yakub’s curative petition. To discuss about the case, two Supreme Court judges, asked the Chief Justice of India to take a call. Regarding this, Chief Justice HL Dattu has set up a larger bench, which has only one day to decide on Yakub. Yakub Memon should be hanged for sure - a SC judge Speaking on the issue, Justice Anil Dave, one of the judges took out a Sanskrit quote saying: "If the king doesn't punish the guilty with red eyes, then the entire sin will come on the king", implying that Yakub should be hanged for sure. Yakub’s curative petition is not dealt properly- another SC judge On the other side, Justice Joseph agreed that, Yakub’s curative petition was not dealt properly and wished to cure the defect. One day left to decide on Yakub’s death sentence However, there is not more time left to decide about Yakub Memon case, whether to be hanged or not, as the court had already declared that, the execution would be on July 30th. So, hope the Supreme Court takes a wise decision soon, which can be universally accepted. By Phani

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3 best fruit smoothies July 28, 2015 17:15

Smoothies are one of the refreshing drinks prepared from blended raw fruit. Here are top 3 simple smoothie recipes for a great start to your day. Strawberry Banana Smoothie: Ingredients: 1 glass of milk1 banana, chopped1 tsp honey1 cup strawberries, sliced into halvesMethod:In a blender add milk, bananas, honey, handful of strawberries.Give this a good blend.Garnish with a some mint leaves. Banana and Honey Smoothie: Ingredients:400 ml yogurt, frozen 2 bananas, frozen3 tsp honey2 tsp pumpkin seeds 10 ml waterMethod:Peel bananas and put yogurt and bananas in a blender Add 2 tsp of honey. Add 2 tsp of pumpkin seeds. Add a dash of water Give it a good whisk till smooth.Pour in a tall cold glass.Garnish with pumpkin seeds and honey. Melon and Kiwi Fruit Smoothie: Ingredients:1 kiwi, cut2-3 slices of papaya2 slices of melonA couple of grapes1 plum, sliced1 glass milk1/2 - 1 tsp honey1/2 cup oatsMethod:Mix all the ingredients in a blender and blend well.Serve chilled.You can use sugar or honey according to your taste.By Lizitha

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Here is your homemade skin clearing face mask July 28, 2015 16:38

Here is the skin clearing face mask, which is purely natural, inexpensive, and very effective.  All you need for this homemade skin clearing face mask is lemon, honey and baking soda. Let us get through the process.  Also read: Go bananas with homemade face masks Ingredients of homemade skin clearing face mask 1/2 Lemon (fresh lemons work best, but you could also use a teaspoon of lemon juice.)1 or 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda1 teaspoon raw honey Process of preparing homemade skin clearing face mask Mix up lemon juice, baking soda, and honey together in a small dish, until a consistent paste is formed. If the so formed paste, is runny, add a bit more baking soda. Wash the face thoroughly with the warm water and dry up your skin. Now apply the mixture prepared on your face and neck gently, circling the mixture on cheeks.    Also read: Lemon and Sugar removes the unwanted hairDo not disturb the face for the next 15 minutes. Your mask gets tightened now. However, if the skin starts burning, remove the mask immediately.   Use the lukewarm washcloth for removing the mask. Make circle motions on the skin, until it gets completely cleaned.  Pat the skin until it gets dry, using the wash cloth, dipped in utmost cold water. Caution: Moisturize the skin as soon as possible, as baking soda may over-dry your skin. You may experience burning or stinging, dryness or/and itchy sensations. If your skin cannot handle the face mask, rinse it off soon. Now apply oil-free moisturizer for hydrated and moisturized skin. Make sure you use a moisturizer containing sunscreen, before leaving the house. By Phani

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Top beauty benefits of lemon July 28, 2015 16:14

Lemon has amazing akin benefits. It acts as astringent, antiseptic as well as skin lightning agent. Apart from skin benefits, lemon is also great for hair and nails. Here are some beauty benefits of lemon, follow them and have beautiful skin. If you have lot of black heads, lemon juice is an effective way to prevent and remove blackheads. Use cotton soaked lightly with a few drops of lemon juice and gently apply on your face every alternate day.Mix few drops of lemon juice with coconut water and apply it on skin as a moisturising lotion. For best results you can even use this every morning. Use lemon juice to make age marks less visible. Use lemon juice on the body parts such as elbows, knees, face, hands to get smooth skin and less visible age marks.Lemon juice is also said to be effective on pimples and acne scars. Using freshly pressed lemon juice over scars after cleansing face in the evening will help reduce the appearance of scars.Lemon juice is a natural antiseptic and if used within a facial mask, it can help clear oil and dirt as well as bacteria which cause breakouts. High content of vitamin C in lemon can make nails healthy and strong. First immerse nails in a bowl of lemon juice for 10 minutes and then immerse them in a mixture of warm water and white vinegar. Rinse off with water and see the difference in your nails.By Lizitha

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