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Chiru’s Son and Daughter-in-Law Join #ChennaiGives campaign August 31, 2016 12:35

Number of the celebrities like Suriya Sivakumar, Jyothika, Aravind Swami, Trisha, Dulquer Salmaan, Vikram Prabhu, Jayam Ravi, and Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand are the part #ChennaiGives campaign and now the name of one more couple has been added in the list and they are none other than Mega actor Ram Charan and his wife Upasana. They have joined the noble #ChennaiGives campaign. This confirmation is given by Upasana as she posted on her Instagram page,” the beauty of #Chennai – the spirit of giving is everywhere! Donate to #ChennaiGives by pinging UBER on September 4th, and a vehicle will pick up the unused/gently used items free of cost. Every small contribution makes a world of a difference! #chennaigives.” People who have things they don’t use, from toys to clothes and Kitchen item, can donate the needy people for a good cause. The hashtag #ChennaiGives is being  used by people in order to take part in the charity event. On the work side, Ram Charan is busy in the shoot of upcoming action entertainer drama ‘Dhruva” which is set to hit the theaters on 7th October. It is being directed by Surender Reddy and produced by All Aravind. Actress Rakul Preet Singh is playing the love interest of Charan. Also Read: Fans Wait for Item Number in Chiru's 150th filmBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Delhi, Gurgaon & Hyderabad witness Heavy Rainfall August 31, 2016 12:21

Heavy rains lash on Wednesday morning caused water logging in many areas and massive traffic jams in Hyderabad, Delhi and Gurgaon. 5cm to 7cm rain recorded in parts of Hyderabad. Officials advised people to stay indoors. Hyderabad GHMC Commissioner instructed sanitary staff to clear catch pits of plastic, silt; manholes and requested citizens to allow space for municipal, emergency teams to work.City administration has given permission to come one hour late to offices to avoid unforseen incidents due to heavy rains. GHMC Commissioner Janardhan Reddy requested people to avoid going out unless absolutely necessary as roads are all waterlogged and vehicles are stuck in traffic jams. He appealed to citizens except municipal employees and other Emergency teams, not to travel for one hour in the city. He is also expected to meet with chief secretary to review the situation. “The sky will be generally cloudy throughout the day,” an official of the India Meteorological Department said.Massive jams have been reported from major roads in Delhi and between the capital and Gurgaon, where the police had warned people in a tweet to be "patient and disciplined" and "stick to lanes".US Secretary of State John Kerry's visits to religious sites in Delhi were cancelled due to heavy rain. Mr Kerry was caught in traffic while being taken from the airport to his hotel in Delhi.At least four persons including a five-year-old died in Hyderabad due to heavy rains. In first incident a wall of an under-construction building collapsed killing two labourers and a woman while in another incident a five-year-old boy died when a wall fell in Ramanathpur area.All major roads in Hyderabad including Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur, Gachibowli, IT Corridor, Somajuguda, Begumpet witnessed huge traffic jams due to water logging. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has sent SMS alerts to people to avoid using roads till the water recedes. Also Read: Heavy Rains in Districts in TelanganaBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Maruti buyers still purchase those models which don't include safety features August 31, 2016 11:48

The Global NCAP has conducted a series of tests for different Indian car models based on their safety features and the result clearly depicted that many of Indian car models don't possess safety features. It is also true that a very few Indian car buyers purchase the cars keeping the safety features in mind.This statement is clearly supported by the data which is revealed by Maruti, one of the eminent automobile manufacturers in India. The company offers airbags and anti-lock brakes in 11 models, either bundled as a part of the standard kit or as a paid option. The company also claimed that only 37% of its customers buy cars with safety tech. Maruti also depicted that its high selling models like Brezza, Baleno and the S-Cross possess airbags and ABS as standard and these models are also high demanding from customers' end.On the other hand, Alto contributes 16 % of the company's sale but only 5% of this model possess driver airbag. But the scenario is a little bit of different for WagonR. For WagnonR, 15% of the car models opt for dual airbags. It is also true that altogether WagonR and Alto contribute 30% of the company's sale. So, we can conclude that low rate of safety adoption hardly matters the sales of the company.But it's our prime duty to educate the customers about the safety tech and how this tech can save thousands of lives so that in future, buyers don't skip out on safety tech to save a few thousands. Also Read: Tata to Introduce 1.9 Liter Diesel Engine with the Hexa and Safari Storme Source: Vicky.in

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“It’s Time to Celebrate”: Pullela Gopichand August 31, 2016 11:06

Coach Pullela Gopichand is happiest as his student P.V. Sindhu won Silver medal at Rio Olympics. Much like her fellow trainees at the Gopichand Academy, the national chief coach is a father figure to Sindhu.Sindhu, at nine, was the youngest when Gopichand started off his academy in 2004. Twelve years have passed and little has changed between the two be it her training schedules or adhering to the coach’s words.“I start my mornings training Sindhu. And the best thing about her is that in these last 12 years, she never bargained. If her ask her to come for training at 4.15, she will never ask why so early?,” said Gopichand here on Tuesday.“So, her silver is emotionally attached to me. We have enjoyed working hard together all these days for the Olympics. And now its time to celebrate,” added the 42-year-old, who admitted that he relived his playing days as Sindhu made it to the Rio 2016 final.Asked what was next at the Olympics after Saina Nehwal’s London bronze medal and now Sindhu’s silver, Gopichand said: “I only planned thus far, I didn’t plan after this. I don’t know. The entire focus was on the Olympics. I hope India have many more stars in time to come.”“There is no motivation. I just see potential and set a target,” said Gopi when asked about the driving force behind producing Olympians on a regular basis now.Gopichand, who also trained Saina before she moved out to Bengaluru, refused to compare his proteges.“Both are fantastic players. Sindhu has a great work ethic, while Saina is aggressive and has great fighting spirit. They are completely different but good in their own ways,” he pointed out. Also Read: Wrestler Sakshi Malik to Get Married This YearBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Dadar Girl Gets Admission in MIT without Class X or XII certificate August 31, 2016 10:35

A girl from Dadar has got admission in the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology without a Class X or XII certificate. Yes you read it right!Malvika Raj Joshi, a 17 year old girl did not have Class X or XII certificate. The only thing that helped Malvika to get through MIT was her computer programming talent. With this, Ms Malvika, who joined the MIT 10 days ago, has set an example of how merit has more weightage than marks.She got scholarship by MIT as she is pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree after getting a seat for being a three-time medal winner (two silver and a bronze) at International Olympiad of Informatics or what is commonly known as the Programming Olympiad.Her story began about four years ago when she was in Class VII at Dadar Parsee Youth Assembly School and her mother had to pull her out of school. She said “When I started unschooling, I explored many different subjects. Programming was one of them. I found programming interesting and I used to give it more time.”Supriya Joshi, Ms Malvika’s mother and an activist promoting home schooling, said, “Malvika was contacted by the MIT last September and joined it 10 days ago. In 2012, when she was in class VII, I realised that she was not enjoying her studies and took the tough decision to pull her out of school. However, Malvika’s sole focus remained on learning.”She added: “In India, people are still not very aware about the term “home schooled” or “unschooled” as it is commonly referred. It also took sometime to convince my husband on this. The education in schools is rote-based and does not give the child the option of learning what they like. Hence, I designed a curriculum for them,” said Ms Supriya.“Suddenly I saw that my daughters were happy. They were learning more than ever. Malvika became interested in programming and also participated in the IOI under the tutelage of Madhavan Mukund from Chennai Mathematical Institute . Without a class X or XII certificate, we enrolled her in CMI for an MSc-level course. She won three medals in the IOI and her performance got noticed by MIT,” said Ms Supriya, adding that though initially not interested, Malvika accepted the MIT offer following positive response from them.The MIT has a provision for accepting students who are medal winners at various Olympiads (maths, physics or computers). It was Malvika’s medals that ensured that she can fulfill her aspirations of pursuing research work in her favourite subject i.e computer science. Also Read: Is your meeting more important than school? Student writes to PM ModiBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Hyderabad: Cab Driver sexually assaults Airline Employee August 31, 2016 10:17

In a shocking incident, a 28 year-old private airline employee was sexually assaulted by a cab driver on Tuesday, when she came out of her house to purchase some personal items from a medical shop in Rajendranagar.  According to the victim, who is a resident of Rajendranagar, had boarded a cab at around 2 am near 212 pillar of PVNR Expressway. She wanted to purchase some items and was walking on the road towards a nearby medical shop when the driver saw the girl on road. He promised to drop her at the shop where she wanted to go. But he drove to an isolated place and tried to rape her. When the woman resisted, he assaulted her and left her after taking her mobile phone and some cash. The victim sustained minor injuries in the assault.Following a complaint, police have booked a case and started an investigation.Senior police officials claimed that they have already tracked down the cab and the suspect will be arrested soon.“At about 2 am, she came out from her flat to purchase personal items. Meanwhile the cab driver approached her saying that he will drop her wherever she wanted to go. When she boarded the car, the driver misguided her and took her to an isolated place where he tried to pull her shirt. She tried to escape, but he caught hold of her and tried to molest her. She managed to resist him and raised the alarm. He forcibly snatched away her cellphone and assaulted her, due to which she sustained injuries. The cab driver then left her in an isolated place and fled,” said Shamshabad DCP Sunpreet Singh.The police added “with the help of another cab driver the woman informed her friend who called the police. The cops rescued her. Based on a complaint lodged by her, a case of attempt to rape and robbery has been registered, the DCP said. Five special teams have been formed. Footage of CCTV cameras is being checked. The DCP said the case would be cracked soon.” Also Read: Class 10 Student Gang Raped for Two Days in South DelhiBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Chennai Medicos Need to Pay 2 Lakhs each to AWBI August 31, 2016 10:04

The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University council has recommended that the two medicos, who threw a dog off the third floor of a building in Chennai in June and filmed the act, need to pay a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the Animal Welfare Board of India.“The matter is subjudice and is pending before the court. The university formed a committee to look into the issue and it recommended that the accused pay a compensation of `2 lakh each to the Animal Welfare Board of India,” said  Pushkala, the university registrar.On July 5, Gautam Sudarshan and his friend Ashish Paul, medical students of Madha Medical College shot a video which went viral on social media. Gautam Sudarshan held the dog by its neck. After smiling at the camera which his friend was holding, he threw the dog off the terrace. The video shows dog falling down crying out in pain.Though the two were arrested, they were let out on bail and were asked to pay a fine of Rs. 50 each. Animal activists and dog lovers were unhappy and continued to demand a strict punishment. The dog became a celebrity with support, outrage and assistance pouring in from all over the country.The dog suffered multiple fractures. It was named ‘Bhadra’.“Such a hefty punishment will certainly hit the accused and others who have similar intentions,” said Arun Prasanna, founder and secretary, People for Cattle in India. Also Read: Chennai Dog Case: Culprits Granted Bail by Local CourtBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Wrestler Sakshi Malik to Get Married This Year August 30, 2016 18:38

Sakshi Malik, who won first bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, won billions of hearts. But in an interview to a leading Bengali daily, the wrestler revealed that her heart has been won by a fellow male wrestler and she is going to get married this year. She did not reveal the name of wrestler."I am going to get married this year. However, I can't reveal the name of my would-be husband. That's a secret. He is wrestler," Sakshi told Anandabazar Patrika.Sakshi added that she will have no problem in pursuing her sporting career after marriage."He is very supportive. He sees my dream as his own. I will get a friend after marriage. He will help in my preparation as well. I firmly believe that after marriage I will have no problem in pursuing my sport," Sakshi.The Haryana girl became the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics when she clinched the bronze in the 58kg category at the Rio Games.She and Sindhu were the only two medal winners for India at the Rio Olympics. Sakshi had lost 2-9 in the Rio quarter-finals to Russia's Valeriia Koblova in the fifth bout of the day before getting a second chance in repechage when her conqueror reached the final.She became the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympics medal after beating Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 in a thrilling match. Also Read: Sakshi Malik Gets Grand Welcome in DelhiBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Dasari Narayana Rao Holds Lunch Meeting at his Residence August 30, 2016 18:11

Kapu leader Mudragada Padbhanabham along with Chiranjeevi, Pallam Raju, YCP leader Bocca Satyanarayana, Ambati Rambabu and other leaders met at Dasari Naryana Rao’s house on Tuesday. Dasari held a review meeting at his house regarding the Kapu issue. Andhra Pradesh Government has already given an assurance that Kapu’s will get their rights by the end of August. The commission set up by government to handle the reservation issue. After Kapu’s announced that they will hold agitation on September 12 to get justice, Dasari Narayana Rao held a lunch meeting at his residence. On this Ambati Rambabu said “today at Dasari Naryana Rao Residence, all the Kapu leaders came together for a lunch meeting. The main reason why this meeting was held was that after Kapu leader Mudragada Padbhanabham held a hunger strike at Kirlampudi, he visited Hyderabad for the first time. On this occasion, Mr. Rao organized a lunch party and invited all Kapu leaders. All IAS, IPS officers and leaders also attended this lunch party. It is commendable how Mr. Padbhanabham did fasting for 14 days to get justice to his community.”   He also accused Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu saying that “he did many gimmicks to stop Mr. Padbhanabham from doing fast, but still he fought. CM also promised Mudragada Padbhanabham that Kapu community will be added as BC by August 8. We all are with Mudragada to get justice. We also want everyone to know that Mudragada Padbhanabham is not alone. Everyone from Kapu community is with him. If all the promises given by the government are not fulfilled, agitations will take place and we will make sure we get our rights. After discussing with all the leaders,  Mr. Padbhanabham will reveal about his programs. When he was hospitalized, the support which everyone gave and all the review meeting which were held, we are thankful to everyone.”He also added that “there is no war between Mudragada and TDP. We are fighting because the manifesto which was released by TDP in which they mention that Kapu will be considered as BC but the promise was fulfilled. There are rumors of Mudragada talking against TDP but everyone knows what the truth is. It is also Chandrababu Naidu’s plan of creating rumors. We are not begging. We are just asking did you give us the promise. What will happen if you don’t fulfill your promise? If the promise given by the CM is not fulfilled then we know what to do. In today’s meeting we have decided that all the parties should work together to get justice to Kapu community. All the details of the programe will be revealed by Mudragada Padbhanabham on or after September 12.” When asked if Pawan Kalyan would join in the agitation he said “Whether Pawan kalian will join us or not you have to ask him.” Also Read: AP Chief Minister appeals Padmanabham to Stop Hunger Strike (Video Source: TV9 Telugu) BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Kareena Walks Ramp with Baby Bump at LFW August 30, 2016 17:17

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan had the most 'special' moment of her life as she walked the ramp flaunting her baby bump.The 34-year-old actress got emotional and said it will be a walk to remember for her as she and her baby took to the ramp together for the first time.Kareena turned designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's muse for his latest collection that brought the curtains down at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016."I must say it's not one but two of us. It's a very special moment. I have never walked for Sabyasachi before, we were not able to do a film together. But this moment is very special."It's going to be in the history. I am actually very emotional right now. It is a moment I want everyone to cherish. I would like to say Sabyasachi is not a designer he is an artist. He creates painting. I am really honoured to wear this artist," Kareena said post the show. The 'Ki & Ka' star dressed in a heavily embroidered olive green lehenga and a kurti patterned choli with dupatta on her head, looked every inch of a regal bride. Her look was completed by a beautiful maang tika.The actress was asked if the baby kicked while she was walking on the ramp, to which she replied with laugh saying,"I was too nervous to realize if it happened."Kareena is being praised by the industry for not letting the pregnancy come in between her work and the actress said she will never go away from the camera."I have always maintained that I work till I die. Acting is my passion. My work is my passion and as long as I am working, it makes me happy and that joy shows on face. I am going to continue working."The Bollywood diva was all praise for Sabyasachi and said even her mother-in-law, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, is a big fan of his creations."It is pleasure to walk for him. He works magic with his masterstroke. Even my mother-in-law is a huge admirer of his work," she said praising the designer. VIDEO Also Read: Inside Report: Baar Baar Dekho Censored BY M. DIVYA SRI

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