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KTR Swings into Action After CM's Order September 28, 2016 13:52

As soon as Telangana Chief Minister KCR ordered to demolish all the illegal constructions, state Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao has taken a plunge with an action plan.As per Greater Hyderabad municipal corporation official records 28,000 illegal constructions were found. Most of them were constructed on storm water drairs, nalas and on encroached tanks. It resulted in submergence of many colonies during heavy rains which lashed the city recently.In fact, the previous governments never declared the demolition of illegal buildings as many politically influenced builders are involved in the encroachment of water bodies. Earlier the demolition is considered as mission impossible for any government.KTR has been holding series of meeting everyday and sending flying squads to raze down the illegal structures with the help of police. Special police teams were also formed to speed up the demolitions.The minister set the deadline and targets to every GHMC official in the giant task assigned by CM. Leaders says KCR has taken up the task under the mission to free the city from encroachments in active bound manner. The Telangana government already succeeded in implementing Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhageeratha. Also Read: Demolition of Illegal Constructions by GHMC implementing Sec.405BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Actor Fawad Khan Leaves India For Personal Reasons September 28, 2016 13:44

All Pakistani actors including Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan left India, for personal reasons, even before the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened to push them out in the wake of the Uri terror attack.Days after 18 soldiers were martyred in the terror strike at Uri, the MNS had issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani actors and artists to leave India by September 25 or else they would be “pushed out.”Sources, however, say that artists including Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar, Mahira Khan and Imran Abbas have already flown out.“He [Fawad] is not in India. He is not here since July. He had finished his work for the film and hence his presence was not required further, so he went back,” sources said.The 34-year-old actor is in Lahore as his wife is expecting their second child.Fawad will be seen in a cameo in filmmaker Karan Johar’s directorial venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil . The film's promotions will kickstart in October as the film is scheduled to release on October 28 ahead of Diwali.According to sources, “As Fawad is having a cameo appearance in the film, he won't be promoting the film.” There are talks of Fawad doing a film with superstar Salman Khan's Production house, but there is no official statement on this yet. Also Read: Tamannaah Talks about her Upcoming Horror FlickBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Mahesh Babu Supports Sumanth's Upcoming Flick September 28, 2016 13:30

Mahesh Babu and Sumanth are very good friends and they are always in touch. Now, the superstar supported his friend Sumanth’s upcoming film, 'Naruda Donaruda', a remake of Bollywood film Vicky Donor. He released the movie trailer on his Twitter page. Mahesh also wished his friend and the film’s team success. Directed by debutant Mallik Ram, the film also has Pranitha Subhash making her debut as the female lead. Tanikella Bharani plays a key role in this film.Akkineni Nagarjuna had released the first look of the film on his Twitter page recently and, now, Mahesh Babu released the trailer. Seems like Sumanth is concentrating more on the pre-publicity of the film, as he needs a good break. It has been a while since the Telugu audience has seen him in a film.   Also Read: Rajamouli Completes 15 Years in the IndustryBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Loyal Dog Waiting for Owner Gets Killed in Road Accident September 28, 2016 12:38

Dogs are one of the most faithful animals. In one such incident, a three-year-old pooch named Loung died in a car accident in Thailand's Chanthaburi province.According to the passerby, The tragic incident happened in where Loung had become a local celebrity for the villagers as a soul who never gave up on her owner. Apparently, Loung had fallen out of the car she was travelling in with her owner near the village of Ban Nong Khon twelve months ago. Since then she sat on the highway, waiting for her owner to return - who never did. Loung never left. The villagers put out food for her while she kept her constant guard. Her death, therefore, has come as a rude shock for people who knew her story. A local dog-lovers' club is now preparing to bury Loung's body in the Tha Mai district.Rest in peace, you beautiful soul. Also Read: Fear, Grip Turkey After Bloody Failed Coup AttemptBY M. DIVYA SRI

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TS Dy Chief Minister Inaugurates Free Mega Health Camp September 28, 2016 12:09

Telangana Deputy Chief Minister, Mohammed Mahmood Ali inaugurated Free Mega Health Camp jointly conducted by Help Age India and HBC at Azampura. He welcomed the group of elderly people formed by Help Age India and told that a rehabilitation center for elderly people of Telangana is badly needed on the lines of Development Of Women And Children In Rural Areas (DWCRA) formed for rehabilitation of women. Describing free medical check up and distribution of free medicine as a virtuous deed, he congratulated doctors and medical staff taking part in the camp. On the occasion, Mr. Mahmood Ali mentioned Aasra Pension Scheme and Food Security Scheme provided by the Telangana government. Speaking in support of demolition drive of GHMC, he said "it has been decided to demolish illegal structures constructed on the bank of River Musi so as to prevent loss of lives in future. He revealed that those who are evacuated from river bank will be provided the houses under double bedroom scheme of Telangana government."On the occasion Mr. Mahmood Ali mentioned Aasra Pension Scheme and Food Security Scheme provided by the Telangana government. He revealed that those who are evacuated from river bank will be provided houses under double bedroom scheme of Telangana government. Also Read: Telangana government Launches Evacuation OperationBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Pay Rs. 500; Get Jailed for 20 Days September 28, 2016 12:03

Spending a night in a cell is a novel idea for the adventure. Four techies, a truck driver, and three other persons have paid Rs 500 each for the last 20 days to get lodged in a cell in of the 200-year-old Sangareddy District Central Jail in Medak, reports The Indian Express. Deputy SP of District Central Jail M Lakshmi Narasimha had this idea of 'Feel the Jail' ever since the jail in Telangana converted into a museum after a new prison complex was constructed nearby.Officials said "the cell in which the tourists are locked up is a single cell in the women’s barracks in the museum jail, which has been prepared for the tourists. T Srikant, a driver, checked in last week, Two weeks ago, Nitish Reddy Parvatham, a techie from Hyderabad, one of his software engineer friends working in Bengaluru convinced him and another engineer in Hyderabad to get the ‘inmate’ experience. The three engineers are the batchmates from IIT-Bombay. They reached the jail on Saturday, paid the fee and completed the formality".“It was quite interesting, the jail staff took away our phones, wallets and everything else we had on us. We were given prison uniforms. We cleaned the cell and settled down,” said Nitish.The breakfast was "forgettable rice and rasam", said Nitish. After that, they returned to their cell. “Taken out for lunch again, we interacted with a few prisoners from the main jail… We were given dinner at 6 pm and then locked up again. As they have ruled that two prisoners cannot be in the same cell, a guard gave us company. We chatted into the night before I went off to sleep.”“But just before midnight he suddenly became distraught and wanted to leave. So we ‘released’ him,’’ Deputy SP Narasimha said. Also Read: Five Arrested Including a Doctor for EAMCET Paper LeakBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Man Commits Suicide, Following his Friends Death September 28, 2016 11:55

In a shocking incident, a road accident led to the death of two friends in Hyderabad. One person died on the spot while other person committed suicide after he saw his friend dead body. According to the police, Harikrishna and Ramesh were childhood friends from Guntur.  The duo uses to reside in a private hostel in Kukatpally. On Tuesday Evening the duo came to meet their friend in Ameerpet and was going back when this tragedy took place. According to the CCTV footage recovered near the accident site, the bike in which the duo was traveling got hit by a speeding lorry. Due to which Software Engineer Harikrishna died on the spot as he was sitting back while Ramesh who was driving got minor injuries. Unable to see his friend die in front of him, Ramesh immediately went to nearby Bharat Nagar Railway Track and jumped in front of an express train and committed suicide.Harikrishna was working in Malaysia and shifted to Hyderabad a few days back as he got the job here. Ramesh was working in a private company. Police immediately shifted the dead bodies for post term to Gandhi and Osmania Hospital respectively.There is a quote by Helen Keller which says "Walking with a friend in the dark is  better than walking alone in the light".Friendship is part of life but it is not the only thing which is there in your life. In this case where a friend gave his life because his friend was no more is unique but totally unacceptable. Nowadays committing suicide has become a fashion. But one doesn't think about his or her family before taking such huge step. Always think before taking any step....because every step you take is related to future of your near and dear ones. Also Read: 108 Ambulance Refuse to take Injured Students to HospitalBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Unhappy Telangana Employees stage protest at TS Secreteriat September 28, 2016 10:32

A group of Telangana-origin Class-IV employees staged a protest in front of the C-Block that houses Chief Minister’s Office in Telangana Secretariat in Hyderabad on Tuesday. The employees were allotted to Andhra Pradesh during the division of State-cadre staff following bifurcation of combined AP. They raised slogans after gathering before C-Block, outside the barricades put up by the security wing, demanding that they are brought back to Telangana State as assured in the past. A total of over 1,400 Class-IV State-cadre employees of Telangana-origin were allotted to AP and they are working in various departments in the AP Secretariat and a few offices of Heads of Departments of AP since then. On hearing the slogans, Minister for Industries and IT K. Taraka Rama Rao, who was in a meeting being held by Chief Secretary Rajeev Sharma, came down and met them and a small delegation was allowed inside to speak to him. KTR assured the agitating employees that he would take up the matter with Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and would make all efforts to bring them back to Telangana. The protest was staged by the employees since the deadline of October 3 for total shifting of AP administration from Hyderabad is approaching fast and the employees are not made up their mind to shift to Amaravati, the new capital of AP. However, official sources said "it is not easy to bring all of them back and accommodate in Telangana since supernumerary posts had to be created for them. Besides, it was also not possible to accommodate all of them in Telangana Secretariat in lieu of their present posting in AP Secretariat, where most of them are working now." Also Read: Students Demand Foot Over Bridge, Protest Against GHMCBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Boycott SAARC Summit September 28, 2016 10:21

The Indian Government Announced on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be attending the 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit , which is going to take place in Islamabad in November this year. The India’s Ministry of External Affairs released a statement in which India blamed  Pakistan for "cross-border terror attacks"  which creates an environment that is "not conducive" to the meeting of all the eight nations.“India remains steadfast in its commitment to regional cooperation, connectivity, and contacts but believes that this can only go on in an environment free of terror. In the prevailing circumstances, Government of India is unable to attend this proposed summit. We believe that some other Saarc members will also not attend,” said the statement.Sources said that "three other countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan - have also signaled that they will not attend the meeting, virtually ensuring that the session will have to be relocated. Today's move is so far the biggest in India's global campaign to isolate Pakistan after four terrorists crossed the border into Kashmir and attacked an army base in Uri. 18 soldiers were killed."The Prime Minister expressed his desire to suspend the Indus Water Treaty,along with some other members of SAARC.The Indian Government announced this soon after the slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ were heard loud and clear in demonstrations and rallies across the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK), where Pakistani flags are regularly raised together with coffins of Kashmiris, killed by Indians, wrapped in green and white. PM Modi said, "blood and water can't flow together."Sources added that "India will now utilize much more of its share of water, which will eat into the surplus that Pakistan had been availing." Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz, who functions as Foreign Minister, said today that "if India pulls out of the treaty, it will amount to "an act of war". Pakistan said "though it has not received any official communication, the Indian announcement was unfortunate. As for the excuse used by India, the world knows that it is India that has been perpetrating and financing terrorism in Pakistan. It is India which has violated the international law and UN charter by interfering in the internal matters of a sovereign state, Pakistan."Afghanistan's ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali told NDTV last week that "it was willing to consider a joint boycott of the SAARC or South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit along with India and other members. As thousands of residents of the Kashmir Valley clashed with security forces on a daily basis for over a month, Pakistan lionized Wani as a martyr and as a leader, and, according to India, funded and incited the unrest."Spokesperson of Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mohammed Nafees Zakaria Tweeted saying “Pakistan has noted from Indian spokesperson’s tweet on Indian announcement about their refusal to participate in the 19th Saarc Summit being hosted by Pakistan in Islamabad this November. While we have not received any official communication in this regard, the Indian announcement is unfortunate. Pakistan remains committed to peace and regional cooperation. We will continue to work to that end in the larger interest of people of this region.As for the excuse used byIndia, the world knows that it is India that has been preparing and financing terror in Pakistan. Public confessions by Kulbhushan Yadav, Indian intelligence agency RAW’s officer, is a living proof besides many other pieces of evidence. It is India that has violated the international law and the UN Charter by interfering in the internal matters of a sovereign state, Pakistan.” Also Read: AP CM Visits Polavaram Project Site, Thanks PM ModiBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Floods Left Roads Damaged in Hyderabad; History Repeats September 28, 2016 10:08

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have witnessed heavy downpour from 21st September onwards resulting huge damage to the roads. The heavy rainfall was caused due to the depression over the Bay of Bengal which led to Hyderabad coming to a standstill for four days. Hyderabad has previously also witnessed similar situation way back in the year in 2000.Life of Hyderabadis became standstill  with waterlogged roads and housing colonies with TRS government blaming the chaos on encroachments on nalas, or storm water drains. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said  “There are 28,000 encroachments on nalas in Hyderabad and some of them even in government complexes and we need a huge Rs 11,000 crore and 3-4 years time to rectify and remove them. There has been no innovative reorientation of the drain system since it was first done by Sir M Visvesvaraya in 1930 and for the last 60 years, subsequent governments have only made additions but not overhauled or redesigned it."KCR said that "the illegal buildings on drains and tank beds needed to be cleared immediately to improve the brand image of Hyderabad as a global city. We will relocate all the poor living in such encroached land free of cost with double bedroom flats, but every illegal construction on nalas, tank beds etc will be demolished, come what may, and whoever it belongs to, whether politician, Minister or MLA. Citizens who provide information on violations will be suitably rewarded up to Rs 10,000."As many as 41 roads were damaged due to waterlogging in Ameerpet, Banjara Hills, Panjagutta, Malakpet, Chadarghat, Musheerabad, and Mytrivanam. “Unless water is drained out with heavy duty diesel motors and repaired, they cannot be used. But with the impending rains we cannot do anything right now,” said Disaster Management Assistant Commissioner K Badrinath. However, KCR denied all media reports about damage to roads, claiming that only 10 percent of the city’s roads have been affected.Even IT corridors of Madhapur and Gachibowli were also affected due to heavy rainfall. Employees of IT companies were caught in traffic jams on Raidurgam-Gachibowli, Miyapur-Kondapur and other roads leading towards Hitech City and Gachibowli. Arpita Kulkarni, an IT employee said “We don’t have power at home and basic supplies to stay indoors, so we decided to go to an office and got caught up in traffic jams. What can we do at home, we don’t have cable network or power, and it is better to sit in the office where authorities will provide us something."GHMC’s Deputy Commissioner P Saroja stated “the rains of the last four days were unprecedented in the last three decades. No infrastructure could handle such downpour. We received 16 cm of rain in a single day on 21st September, as against 32-40 cm throughout the year." YK Reddy, chief of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) at Hyderabad warned “the worst is not over yet." Reddy has issued a red alert warning that heavy to very heavy rains are likely to continue. “It is the low depression in the Bay of Bengal that has driven the rains down south causing heavy downpour,” he said, adding that the La Nina effect had also kicked in. Also Read: Heavy Rains to Continue for Next 2 Days: IMDBY M. DIVYA SRI

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