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India a 'spoiled' and 'smug' nation, China justifies its stand on NSG June 28, 2016 17:11

Global Times, a national English-language daily in China, published a strongly-worded editorial defending China’s position against the entry of India and other non-NPT countries into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). In a harsh attack on Indian public and the country’s media, the editorial termed India as a ‘spoiled’ and ‘smug’ nation, especially in international affairs. “Since its foundation in 1975, all NSG members shall be NPT signatories. This has become the primary principle of the organization. Now India wants to be the first exception to join the NSG without signing the NPT. It is morally legitimate for China and other members to upset India’s proposal in defense of principles,” said the Global Times, which is part of the ruling Communist Party of China's publications. “US backing adds the biggest impetus to India’s ambition, the US is not the whole world. Its endorsement does not mean India has won the backing of the world. This basic fact, however, has been ignored by India,” it said. “Although the South Asian country’s GDP accounts for only 20 percent of that of China, it is still a golden boy in the eyes of the West, having a competitive edge and more potential compared to China. The international “adulation” of India makes the country a bit smug in international affairs,” it wrote about India. The editorial railed, "Recent years have seen the Western world giving too many thumbs up to India, but thumbs down to China. India is spoiled. It is still a golden boy in the eyes of the West." “Some Indians are too self-centered and self-righteous. On the contrary, the Indian government behaves decently and is willing to communicate. Throwing a tantrum won’t be an option for New Delhi,” it said. By Premji

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Arnab Goswami interview Prime Minister Modi June 28, 2016 11:36

First time after becoming Prime Minister, Modi has given an interview for a private channel. During the most watched interview, Modi spoke on range of issues including government’s Pakistan’s policy to India’s NSG bid and its relation with China. Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his silence on range of issues during his interview with Time Now anchor Arnab Goswami. “The world in one voice is praising India’s role. Pakistan is finding it difficult to answer. The world is watching. If we remain an obstacle then we will have to convince the world that we are not like this,” Modi said in the interview.“Earlier the world would not buy India’s theory on terrorism and sometime it would even treat it out as law and order problem. Now the whole world is accepting what India says on terrorism. It is accepting the loss caused to India by terrorism, the loss caused to humanity by terrorism. I believe India will have to continue putting forth its view on this matter,” he said.“I fought elections on the issue of development. Even the answer to the talks of communalism is development. Don’t make them hero. I urge media to stop making them hero. If you will stop covering them they will stop speaking,” he said.“First thing is that India has taken up such efforts consistently whichever government was in power, be it membership of UN Security Council, SCO or MTCR or NSG. All of us made efforts. It is not only this government which has done this. This is in continuity. It is true that in our tenure, SCO has been achieved, MTCR membership has been achieved. I am fully confident that we have begun efforts in the direction of the NSG (membership), formally. The process has begun on a positive note. Everything is governed by its own rules. Things will move forward as per rules,” he said in reply to a question on NSG membership.“I have a humrous side but these days humour can be a risky thing. Anybody can lift a small word and make a bis issue out of it. But I will tell you the truth, the reason for absence of humour in public life is this fear. I am myself scared. Today in 24/7 media time we all are scared of cracking jokes.”By Premji

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Lionel Messi retires from international football June 27, 2016 17:56

Ace Argentenian footballer Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football following Argentina’s loss to Chile in Copa America final. Messi, a five times World Player of the Year, broke down after the loss. Soon after, Messi made the announcement that has shocked millions, leaving them heartbroken."He's like a PlayStation," Arsene Wenger once said of Messi after the Barcelona superstar scored four goals against Arsenal in a 2010 Champions League tie. Football pundit Jonathan Liew, writing for the Telegraph, during a debate over the greatest of all time, said of Messi, "even at half-throttle, he was still the most amazing sight to watch. His legs move like pistons. His shoulders occasionally appear to be moving in different directions at once. He spots passes that don't exist until he's played them. There may have been better players in the past, although personally, I doubt it, but none who has been quite as exhilaratingly pleasurable to watch."The 29-year-old Messi said, "I tried my hardest. It's been four finals, and I was not able to win. I tried everything possible. It hurts me more than anyone, but it is evident that this is not for me. I want more than anyone to win a title with the national team, but unfortunately, it did not happen."When asked once again retirement, Messi said, "I don't think so, I've thought about it. Like I said earlier, I tried everything possible to win. And that's it. It's four finals lost.""I think that Leo spoke in the heat of the moment because a good opportunity passed us by," goalkeeper Sergio Romero said."Lamentably, the most f***ed up is Leo because of the penalty," striker Sergio Aguero said. "It's the worst I've seen him in the dressing room."By Premji

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Singapore Airlines Plane Catch Fire, no casualties June 27, 2016 16:39

A Singapore Airlines plane caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport after turning back from a flight to Milan following an engine oil warning message. No one was injured aboard the Boeing 777-300ER. SIA said in a statement that Flight SQ368 was en route from Singapore to Milan when an engine oil warning message forced it to turn back to the city-state."The aircraft's right engine caught fire after the aircraft touched down at Changi Airport at around 6:50am," it said. "The fire was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew members on board. Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus."One passenger posted a harrowing account and a video of the engine fire on Facebook. The video clip, apparently shot from a window seat, showed tongues of flame and smoke engulfing the right engine before they were put out. "I just escaped death!!!!" Facebook user Lee Bee Yee said in a post that accompanied the video clip. "Our Singapore Airline plane was leaking oil 3 hours flying off and the plane had to turned back. After reaching Changi Airport, as the plane was landing, the engine burst into flames!!!! Huge fire was burning!" Lee wrote. "It was a heart wrenching 5 mins! Waiting for the fire engine and fire fighters to put out the fire! They shot foam and water into the fire and eventually it was put out! We were so close to death!!" Lee added. "I thank God I am alive! I going home to hug my kids."By Premji

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Election Commission to hear AAP MLAs office of profit case on July 14 June 27, 2016 15:39

The Election Commission has scheduled to hear the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs’ Office of Profit case on July 14, sources said. Twenty one MLAs of AAP could be potentially disqualified if the EC find them guilty of flouting rules. The Election Commission had taken 'cognisance' of the President's decision against signing the Delhi government’s bill to exclude the post of Parliamentary Secretary from the ambit of office of profit.On March 13 2015, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had passed an order appointing his 21 party MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries. Subsequently, the Delhi government had sought an amendment to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997.AAP government wanted a 'retrospective' exemption for the parliamentary secretaries from disqualification provisions. The Bill was forwarded by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to the Centre, which in turn was sent to the President with its comments. The President did not give his assent to the Bill.The 21 AAP legislators include Dwarka MLA Adarsh Shastri, Rajouri Garden MLA Jarnail Singh and Tilak Nagar MLA Jarnail Singh and two women MLAs, Alka Lamba and Sarita Singh.The Election Commission of India, will hear the case against 21 AAP MLAs against whom a petition was filed alleging the legislators have occupied offices of profit in violation of the Constitution. The 21 MLAs and all others concerned parties with the case will be provided a chance to put forward their points. The ECI had earlier issued a show-cause notice to the 21 legislators who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries by the Delhi government on March 14 last year.Sensing disqualification of his MLAs for the illegal occupation in the office of profit seats, Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal has already started crying victim and blaming Prime Minister Modi. Kejriwal does not have any dignity and shame in doing illegal activities with full knowledge but blames PM for diverting the attention of his failures. By Premji

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India became member of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) June 27, 2016 14:42

India has joined the exclusive club of countries controlling exports in missile technology, just a day after its exclusion from the Nuclear Supplies Group or NSG, which governs international nuclear fuel and technology. India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar signed the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) aimed at preventing the unchecked proliferation of missiles and their delivery systems.The Foreign Ministry, in a statement issued soon after the signing of the accession document in the presence of the ambassadors of France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, thanked the other 34 members of the MTCR group for supporting its inclusion.“India has joined the MTCR this morning, India’s entry into the regime as its thirty-fifth member would be mutually beneficial in the furtherance of international non-proliferation objectives,” External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.“India would like to thank each of the thirty-four MTCR Partners for their support for India’s membership. We would also like to thank Ambassador Pieter de Klerk of The Netherlands and Mr Robert Steinmetz of Luxembourg, co-Chairs of the MTCR,” the statement said.Admission to the MTCR will open the way for India to buy high-end missile technology, making more realistic its aspiration to buy surveillance drones such as the US Predator, made by privately held General Atomics.After the civil nuclear deal with the US, India has been trying to get into export control regimes like NSG, MTCR, the Australia Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement that regulates the conventional, nuclear, biological and chemicals weapons and technologies.The aim of the MTCR is to restrict the proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems, unmanned air vehicles and related technology for those systems capable of carrying a 500 kilogram payload for at least 300 kilometres, as well as systems intended for the delivery of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).By Premji

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Nithiin Becomes a Signing Spree June 27, 2016 12:23

Young actor Nithiin is on cloud nine after the success of Anasuya Ramalingam Vs Anand Vihari. The movie ended up as the biggest hit in his career.  The actor has been quite careful about his future projects and he signed his next film which will be directed by Kishore Tirumala who directed Nenu Sailaja early this year with Ram. The movie will be produced by his home banner Sresht Movies and the movie is expected to start rolling from August this year. The actor is currently on a break and he is listening to scripts currently.Sources also revealed that he has given his nod for the script narrated by Vijay Kumar Konda who directed Nithiin’s Gundey Jaari Gallanthayindey in the past. The film is said to be a sequel for this romantic entertainer and KK Radha Mohan who produced Ravi Teja’s Bengal Tiger will bankroll the project. More details to be revealed soon.

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Kabali Telugu Audio Released June 27, 2016 11:56

Superstar Rajinikanth is gearing up for the release of his upcoming movie titled Kabali and the movie has been directed by PA Ranjith. The action entertainer is busy with the post-production formalities and is gearing up for a massive release on June 15th all over the world. Rajinikanth will be seen in two completely different roles and Radhika Apte played the female lead.The telugu audio of Kabali has been launched yesterday in a grand event in Hyderabad. The event has been graced by PA Ranjith, T Subbirami Reddy, Raghurama Krishnamraju, Nani, Varuntej, Paruchuri Gopala Krishna, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, B Gopal, Santosh Narayanan, Praveen Kumar Varma, KP and other unit members. Varuntej launched the audio of the movie and Nani launched the Telugu teaser of Kabali.The music of the film has been composed by Santosh Narayanan and Praveen Kumar Varma, KP Chowdary are presenting the Telugu version of the film on Shanmukha Films banner. S Thanu produced Kabali on V Creations and the movie has been slated for release on June 15tth all over.

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Telangana Judges threaten resignation June 27, 2016 11:21

Scores of Telangana judges, took to city streets protesting the allotment of Andhra-origin judges to Telangana courts, with a staggering 120 of them even submitting their resignations. They marched from Gun Park to Raj Bhavan and submitted a representation to governor ESL Narasimhan."We held a silent protest rally," a judge said. "Our decision to protest was sudden and hence everybody could not be informed, otherwise all Telangana judges would have joined us," he said."We cannot work under 'Andhra judicial rulers' and hence we have decided to quit en masse," protesting judges said. "We have lost all faith in the current high court administration, the state and the Centre, as none of them responded to our grievances. HC authorities in fact sympathised with our grievance, but did nothing," the judges said in their representation. The representation further stated, "They (HC administration) are now threatening agitating advocates and even the government orally."They made a separate representation to the president of Telangana judges' association, K Ravinder Reddy, urging him to forward their resignations to the governor, if the issue was not resolved within a week.“At the same time, we cannot work under Andhra judicial rulers in future. We being the judges are forced to keep silent against our consciousness. We are unable to raise our voice for the future of Telangana. Therefore, with great pain and heavy heart we have decided to quit judgeship in the interest of Golden Telangana. We are committed to prevent any injustice to our judiciary. If our resignations don’t serve as an eye-opener to the authorities concerned, we are prepared to dedicate our lives by launching a fast unto death,”, they warned.“The allocation was done by the High Court without taking into consideration the guidelines framed by the High Court in February this year. We have been seeking preparation of a fresh list of allocation between the two states as per the native districtdeclared by the judicial officers at the time of entry into service by following the guidelines notified for bifurcation of lower judiciary, and as per Section 77 of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014,” Telangana Advocates JAC co-convener T Sriranga Rao said.By Premji

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pushing Delhi to a constitutional crisis June 27, 2016 10:17

Delhi BJP executive meeting slammed the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly pushing the national capital into a “constitutional crisis” by his “autocratic, anarchic and whimsical attitude”.A two-part resolution, the first part hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah for their leadership, for enhancing India’s prestige world over and for providing benefits of government schemes to the poorest of poor in the country.The second part alleged the “failures and corruptions” of Delhi government, holding the “autocratic, anarchic and whimsical attitude” of Delhi Chief Minister Arivind Kejriwal “responsible” for plunging Delhi into a “constitutional crisis” and bringing the administrative and development work to a “standstill “in the national capital.Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot asked the workers to use “conducive” media to fight “false” campaign by ruling AAP in Delhi. “Following a few electoral reverses, media-created a hype against BJP but since Assam victory and growth in vote percentage all over again the political media atmosphere is conducive towards BJP,” he said.“Delhi BJP workers should make maximum use of this changed media approach to rebut the false campaign of AAP to ensure party’s victory in municipal elections next year,” he said.Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay presented a road-map to expose “corrupt maladministration” of Kejriwal government in Delhi. “With alert, active communication we have to fight out this government,” he said.Upadhayay accused Kejriwal and his “gang” of shaming the democracy by protesting against the arrest of AAP MLA, who is in judicial custody for allegedly molesting women.He said “Kejriwal began the process of breaking the constitutional federal structure of centre- state relation in January 2014 by trying to hinder Republic Day celebrations and thereafter made number of attempts to push the city administration into a crisis”.“We always knew that he has no respect for women but we never knew that Arvind Kejriwal can stoop so low that he will stand up to defend his colleague accused of molesting women,” he added.By Premji

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