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CM KCR Called for a Meeting by Central Govt: Rajnath Singh September 30, 2016 09:52

Soon after India's surgical strikes on several of Pakistan's terror pads on the Line of Control and killing two Pak soldiers last night, the entire country is on a high alert.Even though the Indian armed forces ruled out a war, the centre is on its toes and is pulling all its strengths in case Pak retaliates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has briefed the President, former PM Manmohan Singh and other cabinet ministers about the situation at the LoC and discussed about the consequences.Meanwhile, the union home minister Rajnath Singh had telephoned chief ministers of all the bordering states and specially called Telangana chief minister KCR and invited him for a high-level meeting in New Delhi.Hyderabad being a shelter to one of the major bases for the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force, the centre has alerted KCR and sought his help in coordinating with them in case of a retaliation.Even though the Army and Air Force wings in Hyderabad are independent, KCR being the Chief Minister, the centre wanted him to be aware of the sensitive situation that are prevailing at the moment. Also Read: Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Kashmir for two daysBY M. DIVYA SRI

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TS Bus Stands Soon to Get Mini Theatres September 30, 2016 09:36

Following its neighboring state Andhra Pradesh, Telangana is all set to get stormed by mini theatres at all the busy TSRTC bus stations in Telangana to entertain the waiting passengers. In a mission to generate more revenues from the bus stations, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had suggested the TSRTC to establish mini theatres and commercial complexes in several bus stations across the state.The officials said, "passengers, particularly the long distance travelers, have to wait for long hours in the stations due to delay in the bus arrivals and departures. During their waiting in the bus stations, they would find the mini theatres ideal to while away their boredom. The film fraternity is already keen to invest in setting up the mini theatres. The Telangana Producers and Mini Theatre Owners' Co-operative Society has also submitted a representation to the management seeking space in some bus stations for setting up of mini theatres."An official at TSRTC said that "there is a big scope for setting up of mini theaters in bus stations like Kushaiguda and Kukatpally etc in Hyderabad. The modalities to maintain the theatres, ticketing charges, revenue sharing etc will be finalized soon. Tenders would be notified after Dasara festival to set up mini theatres in 90 bus stations owned by TSRTC. " Also Read: RTC Buses to Charge extra for Traffic DiversionBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Trivikram, Mahesh Sign Deal with Online Ticketing Portal September 30, 2016 09:21

To the long list of endorsements that superstar Mahesh Babu is associated with, here comes one more brand to get added to it. The superstar is considered as the most expensive brand ambassador in Tollywood, wherein his endorsements include Thumbs Up, Jos Alukkas, Idea Cellular, TVS Motor Company, Rainbow Hospitals, Mahindra Tractors et al. Now, the latest brand to fall in Mahesh's kitty is 'Abhibus', the online bus ticketing portal that has reportedly signed him for a whopping amount. Mahesh, who was always choosy about his ads, has got all the good brands in his kitty currently. The actor, who's busy shooting for Murugadoss's film, is making sure to leave a mark on almost all range of products; right from footwear to automobiles, hospitals, cellular, jewelry and online portal.The other TFI man who got lucky with the deal is Trivikram. The writer turned filmmaker has been signed to direct the Abhibus commercial with Mahesh at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. With Mahesh Babu coming on board to be part of the commercial, Abhibus is looking forward to having a stupendous business growth in coming months.Samantha, Rakul Preet Singh, Tamannah Bhatia, Shruti Haasan, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, NTR, Ravi Teja and Prabhas are other big names from Tollywood in the endorsement world. Also Read: Nag, Trivikram's Helping Hand to PremamBY M. DIVYA SRI

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KTR Seeks Assistance From Centre for Repair Work September 30, 2016 08:47

Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) KT Rama Rao has sought the Central assistance of Rs 100 crore for roads that were severely damaged due to heavy rains that lashed Hyderabad recently. KTR met Union minister for urban development M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Thursday. He sought the Central assistance of over Rs 1,189 crore for repair works of all damaged roads in the city. Due to the recent heavy rainfall in all the municipalities including the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation roads were severely damaged. He also sought special funds for the development of infrastructure in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the state. Rama Rao explained Venkaiah Naidu about the state government’s efforts to strengthen ULBs and requirement of funds for various developmental programs. He also said that the state need assistance for undertaking road restoration works which were damaged in the downpour. Rama Rao also met Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu. According to sources, Rao requested the railway minister to waive Rs 75-80 crore that the South Central Railway (SCR) had been demanding towards Traffic Blockage Charges (TBC) to allow the Metro Rail to be built over the railway lines in Hyderabad. The three corridors of Metro cross SCR railway lines at eight points in the city. The SCR is seeking a TBC of Rs 10 crore per crossing. “The SCR issued orders in July this year directing the Metro Rail to pay the TBC. This should be withdrawn as no such charges were levied on the Metros in Bengaluru and Chennai,” Rao reportedly told Suresh Prabhu. Also Read: KTR Swings into Action After CMs Order BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Professor Claims ISIS Threat, Killed in Accident September 30, 2016 08:34

In a shocking incident, a lecturer who was working for a private college in Hyderabad was killed in an accident in Warangal late on Wednesday. Kumar had recently posted on Facebook that his life was in danger and he was getting threats from certain groups “including Pakistan’s ISI” .   Local police said "the lecturer was in an inebriated condition when the road accident took place near traffic signals close to MGM hospital. The lecturer came under the rear wheels of a lorry. Death was instant for him. Warangal Police Commissioner G. Sudheer Babu said that a case of road accident was registered. The body was shifted to MGM hospital morgue." According to the police, Kasha Praveen Kumar, 28, was working as a lecturer at MS Junior College, at Malakpet. But he did not go to college on Wednesday. On Thursday morning, the college management received news of his death in Warangal. Kumar’s posts on Facebook were later discovered by a colleague. One of the posts simply read, ‘ISIS training center in Hyderabad.’ In a series of posts, Kumar wrote: “Now, I will face a threat from ISI agents. Last year they tried to kill me. Police can u give me protection. If it is possible save the country I love INDIA. ISIS training center in Hyderabad. I face the threat from MS Junior College management. If anything happened to me that’s because of MS Education Academy. Save the INDIA (sic).? His last post thanked ‘family and friends’. According to officials, he was killed in an accident after getting hit by a truck at MGM X road in Warangal. Warangal police said "a case has been registered and added that an inquiry was now on to determine if it was indeed a road accident or suicide. City police meanwhile said there is no evidence to support Kumar’s allegations." Speaking to reporters in Hyderabad, his colleagues said "they were unaware of any content posted by Praveen. He hailed from Medak district. He was working in a college at Malakpet and used to stay at a rented house at Musheerabad." ALSO READ: 15 Youths go missing in Middle East BY M. DIVYA SRI

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MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Movie Review and Ratings September 29, 2016 21:16

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India-Pak N-war: 21 mn may die, half of ozone layer will vanish September 29, 2016 20:45

Hypothetical as it maybe the detrimental point here would be who defends and who is the Aggressor. Granted Pakistan has never been able to overpower India but neither has India been able to eliminate or eternally neutralize the threat of Pakistan the way Israel did with Egypt and Jordan. If India and Pakistan fought a war detonating 100 nuclear warheads (around half of their combined arsenal), each equivalent to a 15-kiloton Hiroshima bomb, more than 21 million people will be directly killed, about half the world’s protective ozone layer would be destroyed, and a “nuclear winter” would cripple the monsoons and agriculture worldwide. Pakistan has an estimated 110 to 130 nuclear warheads as of 2015–an increase from an estimated 90 to 110 warheads in 2011–according to this report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a global disarmament advocacy. India is estimated to have 110 to 120 nuclear warheads. It does not really matter if India has fewer nuclear weapons than Pakistan, IndiaSpendreported in April, 2015, primarily because of the doctrine of “mutually assured destruction”, or MAD, as it is commonly known (See this IndiaSpend report for more about India’s nuclear weapons program). 66% Pakistan’s nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles As many as 66% Pakistani nuclear warheads are mounted on 86 land-based ballistic missiles, according to Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists data estimates. Pakistan’s Hatf (named after the sword of Prophet Muhammad) series of ballistic missiles has been developed–and is still under development–keeping India in mind. A major attack by Pakistan’s nuclear-tipped medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) would likely target India’s four major metropolitan cities–New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai (depending on where the missile is fired from), according to Sameer Patil, fellow, national security, ethnic conflict and terrorism at Gateway House, a think tank in Mumbai. The MRBMs would also target “the major commands of the Indian Army”, Patil told IndiaSpend. Nearly half (40) of Pakistan’s ballistic missile warheads could be mated to Ghauri (named after 12th-century Afghan king Shahbuddin Ghauri, also known as Muhammad of Ghauri) MRBMs. The missile has a claimed range of 1,300 km and can target Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Bhopal and Lucknow, according to this 2006 report on Pakistan’s ballistic missile programme by the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. Pakistan has an estimated eight warheads which could be mated to the Shaheen (Falcon) II. This MRBM has a range of 2,500 km and can target most major Indian cities, including Kolkata on the east coast.   India’s triad: Submarine, missile and aircraft India possesses weapons of mass destruction in the form of nuclear weapons and, in the past, chemical weapons. Though India has not made any official statements about the size of its nuclear arsenal, recent estimates suggest that India has 110 nuclear weapons consistent with earlier estimates that it had produced enough weapons-grade plutonium for up to 75–110 nuclear weapons. Biological weapons: India has a well-developed biotechnology infrastructure that includes numerous pharmaceutical production facilities and bio-containment laboratories (including BSL-3 and BSL-4) for working with lethal pathogens. It also has highly qualified scientists with expertise in infectious diseases. Some of India's facilities are being used to support research and development for biological weapons (BW) defence purposes. India has ratified the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and pledges to abide by its obligations. There is no clear evidence, circumstantial or otherwise, that directly points toward an offensive BW program. India does possess the scientific capability and infrastructure to launch an offensive BW program, but has chosen not to do so. In terms of delivery, India also possesses the capability to produce aerosols and has numerous potential delivery systems ranging from crop dusters to sophisticated ballistic missiles. India's no-first-use policy: India has a declared nuclear no-first-use policy and is in the process of developing a nuclear doctrine based on "credible minimum deterrence." In August 1999, the Indian government released a draft of the doctrine  which asserts that nuclear weapons are solely for deterrence and that India will pursue a policy of "retaliation only".      

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FLASH NEWS: 35-40 Terrorists & 9 Pak Army Men Killed in Surgical Strike by India September 29, 2016 16:11

In the latest update of India's Surgical Strike, around 35-40 terrorists along with 9 Pakistan army men were killed. DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh held a press conference in which he announced that India conducted surgical strikes across the LoC. The press conference was jointly conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Defence.Punjab has asked to immediately start evacuation of people residing in villages within 10 kms of International border. Army chief and Air chief met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and IB minister Rajyavardhan Rathore held a meeting.Pak Defence minister Khawaja Asif has also briefed PM Nawaz Sharif on current situation at Pakistan Prime Minister's house.Before the all party meet schehuled at 4 p.m., a meeting is underway at 10 Janpath. In attendance are Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel, AK Antony and Manmohan Singh.Also Read: India Conducts Surgical Strike Across the LoC, 8 Terrorist KilledBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Lava Launches A97 Smartphone at Rs. 5,949 September 29, 2016 15:15

LAVA has announced the launch of LAVA A97 priced at Rs 5,949, the smartphone will be available nationally across all retail stores and multi-brand outlets.Lava A97 sports a 5-inch FWVGA display and is powered by a with 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor and supported by 1 GB RAM. It also offers 4G VoLTE connectivity and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.It boasts a 5MP rear as well as a selfie camera with LED flash with camera features such as ‘Face Beauty’  to beautify Selfies, ‘GIF mode’ to capture video images, ‘Audio Picture’ to save images with an audio note and ‘Panorama’ to capture wide view images.The smartphone comes with 8GB ROM, which is further expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. The 4G connectivity with VoLTE support gives faster browsing and  HD calling.With ‘Google Now on Tap’ feature, with a simple press and hold of the home button, consumers can search without having to leave the current activity on the phone.  The ‘Doze’ feature enhances the battery life of the phone by making it go into a sleep state when it detects that the device is either unplugged, stationary or on screen off mode.Additionally, Lava A97 features full HD (1080p) video playback and recording, and incorporates features such as Slow Motion video. It also comes with a 2350 mAh Li-ion battery.Supporting 12 Indian languages, Lava A97 is equipped with the ‘Transliterate Feature’ which helps the users in translation of English language in their respective native languages and vice-versa.The other smart features integrated in the device include ‘Smart Gestures’ which allows the users to get easy and direct access to apps and features by simply gesturing to the phone - such as w for browser, m for music, v for video player and more. Smart Music is another feature which lets users to browse and play music of their choice with finger swipe (right & left) gesture to further intensify the entertainment experience. Lava A97 comes with the manufacturer warranty for a year along with 6 months warranty for the in-box accessories which include battery, headset, charger and a USB Cable. Additionally, consumers will get 1 year free screen replacement for purchase of the smartphone within the offer period i.e. 15th Sept 2016 to 15th November 2016. VIDEO: Also Read: iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Pre-Order to Start Today BY M. DIVYA SRI

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