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Jayalalithaa Is Healthy, And Well: AIADMK October 01, 2016 17:18

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalithaa, who was hospitalized earlier, is healthy, says the party members, even though the 68-year-old doctor flown from UK to examine her. Senior AIADMK leader and former minster P Valaramthi while speaking with the reporters said, “Amma (Jayalalithaa) is healthy. She needs rest as per doctors' advice and will return in good health.”She further added that although Jaya is hospitalized, she is busy and performing official duties. She even announced the party’s candidates for this month’s civic polls, while being hospitalized. Speaking more on Jayalalithaa’s health, she said, “Some jealous people are carrying out a wrong campaign to confuse people by spreading rumors.”Reports said that the Apollo Hospital, where Amma is being hospitalized for treatment for fever and dehydration, called the UK-based Dr. Richard John Beal to examine the chief minister. Jayalalithaa was hospitalized on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. After initial examination she was advised to stay at the hospital for few days. By Prajakt K.

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Chaitu Speaks On Rumors Of Samantha’s Religious Conversion October 01, 2016 17:09

Earlier, the pictures of actor Naga Chaitanya and actress Samantha, who are going to get married soon, went viral on the internet and rumors said that Samantha has changed her religion in front of Chaitu and Nagarjuna Akkineni. However, clarifying the matter and dismissing all the reports, Chaitanya said, “It was a normal pooja being performed at Annapurna Studios by my father. As we happened to be there at that time, he asked us to sit through the event and we obliged.” While speaking during a promotional event of his upcoming film, Premam,a romantic drama, Chai said, “Neither Samantha changed her religion nor were those photos of our engagement. I would never ask her to change her religion. I love her as a person and I have no issues with which religion she belongs to. When I love a person, I love everything about her.”He further added, “Moreover, I would never ask her to give up her acting career just because she married me. It will be entirely her call. I know how hard she had worked to reach the position she reached today.”By Prajakt K.

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Coolpad Note 5 Smartphone Launched in India October 01, 2016 14:51

Coolpad has launched the Note 5 smartphone in India at Rs. 10,999. It will be sold from October 20 through the open sale model. At that price range, the Coolpad Note 5 offers many heavy-duty features that make it a big bang for your buck. The smartphone will be an Amazon India exclusive.For starters, the big talking point is the 4010mAh battery, and the octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.The smartphone looks impressive on paper, and it features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with 2.5D Curved Glass and a pixel density of 401ppi. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Cool UI 8.0 operating system, and supports all major 4G bands in India (with 4G VoLTE support as well). However, there are five spotlight features that make the smartphone stand out in the crowd and makes it worth the money.The Coolpad Note 5 sports a huge 4010mAh battery. This is above the range of all the batteries found on smartphones in this price range. The battery is removable. Plus, it supports fast charging and Coolpad claims that the battery offers up to 200 hours of standby time on a single charge. It offers 4GB of RAM alongside a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor and an ARM Cortex-A53 GPU. The inbuilt storage capacity very decent at its price at 32GB. There is also the option to expand the storage via the microSD slot (up to 64GB).The smartphone also has a fingerprint scanner as well for added security - the company is touting gesture shortcuts as well, apart from an unlocking time of 0.5 seconds. Just like the Coolpad Max that was launched in May, the Coolpad Note 5 also comes with the Dual Space system. It essentially enables users to have two accounts on one smartphone. This means you can make two accounts of WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, and other apps simultaneously on the same phone. You can choose which app to install on which account, and the other account won't reflect it. Video:   Also Read: HTC Unveils Desire 10 in India at Rs. 15,990BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Baahubali Team Unveil Movie Logo October 01, 2016 13:27

The entire world is waiting for 2017 when Baahubali: The Conclusion, the second part in the franchise, will arrive. The exciting news is, it’s not just the movie’s grand release next year but a slew of other things are also in the closet. And trust us when we say it will remind you no less than the Star Wars or Harry Potter series.The movie is said to be in its final stages of shooting with two more songs and a couple of action sequences being wrapped up in a span of two and half months. The film is set to release on April 28, 2017.The crew of Baahubali 2 including director S S Rajamouli and actors Rana Daggubati and Prabhas held a press-meet in Hyderabad to reveal everything that was in store for the audience even before the next part. No, It was not about answering the big question - Why did Kattappa killed Baahubali?The official logo of Baahubali: The Conclusion, the second and final part of the franchise, was released on Friday.The logo, with the tag line Why Kattapa Killed Baahubali was released by Rajamouli. “In the world of Baahubali, it is not just about the movie. The movie is just a branch of a huge tree. There will be animated series, comic books, games and Baahubali virtual reality experience. You can get 360 degrees photos and making videos from the shoot directly on your phone too. On October 5, all Prabhas fans will have great surprise, some good news,” said Rajamouli.That comes as a big news as the entire team is not limiting the story just to a couple movies.The teaser of the Baahubali animated series will be released on October 1 which will be showed on “Amazon Prime”. And the movie trailer and teaser will be pushed in January next year.The second treat is the comic books which, according to lead actor Prabhas, will be out on October 22 along with the first look posters of Baahubali: The Conclusion. However, the production house has launched the logo of the movie.The director said “The animated series or the comics will have a separate stories altogether and they will have no relation to stories of part one or two of the Baahubali. There was a special interest in the VR which will be provided too. The entire team is going full-throttle with the visual experience and also has pumped in a lot of money for that. We are also going to setup VR booths in around 200 theaters on a budget of Rs 25 crore. The VR experience will be launched on October 23 and the booths will be available to public a month before the release date."The Bhallala Deva of Baahubali said "it’s all what he always loved about the franchise movies."“I am speaking as a big fan of films. I grew up on a lot of English movies. I always loved these big-scale franchise movies like Indiana Jones and Star Wars. I grew up on things like. I always had this in my mind. Three years back I met Rajamouli who first showed me the map of Mahishmati. He didn’t tell me the story,” shared Rana.And at last, the perfect takeaway was Rajamouli’s major revelation, that “Baahubali part three is also on cards”. Who said dreams don’t come true? At least this crew knows how to fulfill some for their fans! Also Read: Salman Khan Defends Pak Actors; Says 'They are not Terrorists'BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Memories Refresh for Trishna Krishnan October 01, 2016 13:16

Trisha Krishnan is one of the very few actresses to rule the southern film industry for over a decade. Just a while ago, she posted a picture of hers to reveal the very beginning of her starry journey.Trisha shared a yesteryear photograph of hers winning the Miss Chennai crown on September 30 in 1999. She called it the beginning of her career and tweeted, 'The day it all beganN then there was no looking back #tbt #MISSCHENNAI #30/09/1999 #Godsfavouritechild (sic).'After winning the beauty pageant back in 1999, Trisha attracted the attention of glamor world and subsequently made her acting debut with a supporting role in the 1999 Tamil film 'Jodi'. After starring in a couple of successful Tamil films, her big break in tollywood came in the form of Prabhas starrer Varsham in 2004. And, there has been no looking back for her ever since.She went on to act with almost all the star heroes including Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, NTR, Bala Krishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh etc. After disappointing her fans with 'Nayaki' this year, Trisha is gearing up to be next seen in Dhanush starrer upcoming film 'Dharma Yogi'. She also has two horror films in pipeline. Also Read: 4 IMAX screens, 40 multiplexes: Vijayawada to be SPICinemas - 500crBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Navratri & It's Significance October 01, 2016 12:58

In the month of 'Aswayuja ' from 'Padyami' to 'Dasmi' are auspicious days of 'Navratri' which are celebrated with great joy. During  Navratri' many pujas and 'homas' are perfornmed in honor of mother Durga. The image of 'Sakti' (energy) as the vanquisher of 'Mahishasura' are worshiped during the 'Navratri' festivities. Some people perform 3 times daily 'Aahavaneeya ago, Grahapatya agni, Dakshina agni'. In addition to this, the adiya homa is performed with the 'Maha Surya Mantra' . All these yagna performances are to create powerful agents in the atmosphere surrounding the house so as to keep the household environment clean and healthy. As Navratri means nine nights, Nine different goddesses are worshiped on these days. They are:1st Day - 'Asvayuja padyami' - Sri Swarnakavachalankruta Durga devi2nd Day - 'Asvayuja vidhiya' - Sri Bala TripurasundariDevi3rd Day - 'Aswayuja tadhiya' - Sri Gayatri Devi4th Day -'Aswayuja chavithi' - Sri Annapoorna Devi5th Day - 'Aswayuja pachami' - Sri Lalitha Tripurasundari Devi - LalithaPanchami6th Day -'Aswayuja Shasti' - Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi - Maha shasti7th Day -'Aswayuja saptami' - Sri Maha Saraswati Devi - Mahasaptami8th Day -'Aswayuja astami' - Sri Durga Devi - Durgastami9th Day -'Aswayuja navami' - Sri Mahishasura amrdini Devi- Maharnavami10th Day -'Aswayuja dasami' - Sri Rajarajeswari Devi - VijayadasamiOn the first day, Goddes Sri Swarnakavachalankruta Durga Devi is worshiped. On this day the goddess is worn several gold ornaments like Haaram (big necklace). Halwa and poori are offered as prasad to the goddess. The goddess holds a Trishula in her right hand. Devotees throng to the temple in huge number on this day because it is the installation day of Durga. In the month of 'Asvayuja' during 'Padyami' we place 'Kalasam' marking the start of Dasara festivities. A stage is set in the puja room to place the 'Kalasam'. 'Gomayam'(cow dung is used to purify the place and is decorated with 'pasupu'(turmeric) and 'kumkuma'. Along with the puja material the 'Panchapallavalu' (five types of tender branches of different trees) and 'Duurvaakuramulu' have to be prepared and made ready.     Puja Vidhanam On the days of 'Navaratri,' we should wake up early in the morning and take 'Abyamgana snanam' (a bath using herbs) and purify yourself. We should wear a 'namam' and new cloths and 'pavitram' should be worn. The place where the puja is to be performed is to be spread with a white cloth or red silk cloth and the 'kalasam' is placed. We should sit facing East or North. 'Akamanam' has to be performed three times while reciting the 'Omkaram' we should meditate on the Lord for ten minutes. 'Gayatri Mantram' has to be recited and we have to think of 'mahasamkalpam' married person should do this puja along with his wife. Firstly 'Vignaeswara puja' has to be performed. Next according to the directions of 'Brahmanas' the puja is performed for nine days or seven days. In case you cannot perform for so many days three-day puja or at least one day is sufficient. During the days of the puja, fasting has to be done while eating only once a day. During the nine days, a flame should always be burning in the house. Ayuda puja Long ago the Pandavas ended their 'Agnatavasa' exile after Arjuna brought down the 'Gandeeva' from above the 'same' (jammi chettu) tree where they were hidden and defeating the Kauravas during 'Vijayadasami'. Hence the 'Sami' tree has a special importance during this festive season. It has come as a tradition that kings used to perform pujas to their weapons and chariots under this tree. This tradition is continued still and instruments used in our day to day lives, vehicles are worshiped during this time . Aparaajita Sami puja The 'Sami' tree has to be worshiped by reciting the following chant: శమీ శమతే పాపం శమీ శతృ వినాశనం(sami samatae paapam, sami satru vinaasanam)In ancient times kings used to worship the Goddess Aparajita Devi before being crowned. Vijayadasami is considered the most auspicious day to crown a new king, or even to start formal education. However, it is better to avoid this time when it falls on 'Aekaadasi' BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Bengaluru Woman Married Seven Men, Arrested October 01, 2016 11:09

Nowadays we hear that men try to cheat woman in the name of marriage. But this time, the case is quite different. In a shocking incident, a 38-year-old woman has been arrested in Bengaluru for allegedly extorting money from men. The men also claim that the woman married them and later left them.According to Bengaluru police,  Yasmin Banu, a resident of north Bengaluru's Saraipalya, had married Imran eight years ago. The couple had two children with him. Imran told the local police that "She extorted ₹2.5 lakh from me before deserting me. She is extremely fond of money. I was not in touch with her after she left me. However, she contacted me recently on my mobile phone."According to Imran's complaint, he was beaten up by two of Banu's associates when he refused to pay her more money. He has told police that "she had married several other men as well, identified as Zaid Seth, Siraj, Asif, Shoiab, Afzal, and one other unidentified man. Shoiab and Afzal have also told cops that Banu had married them."Meanwhile, Banu when caught has denied this claim. She claimed that she was only married to Imran. Police are investigating the allegations of extortion against her. They will probe her for multiple marriages if all her 'husbands' come forward. Also Read: Man Commits Suicide after Social BoycottBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Engineering Student Drowns in a Lake in Cyberabad October 01, 2016 10:50

In a tragic incident, a 16-year-old engineering diploma student drowned in a lake in Cyberabad. According to the police, the young boy was identified as Manoj Kumar. He is studying engineering. On Friday, along with his five childhood friends had gone to Batasingaram lake near Hayathnagar police station at around 3:30 PM to swim.Later at around 9:45 PM the local police received information of one student accidentally being drowned in Batasingaram lake who was later identified as Manoj Kumar.All the six students are native of Godavarikhani, Karimnagar district of Telangana. They are all pursuing the Polytechnic diploma in different colleges.All the students came to Batasingaram to visit their friend Aditya and then they decided to go to the lake to swim.They were having fun, even filming they're get together on mobile camera when all of a sudden Manoj Kumar went to deep and drowned.His friends tried to rescue him but failed. On Saturday morning the police team with the help of divers recovered the dead body of Manoj.A case has been registered by the police. Police have also informed the student parents. The further investigation is on. Also Read: One more body recoveredBY M. DIVYA SRI

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PM Modi Greets Nation on the Ocassion of Navratri October 01, 2016 09:46

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. "My greetings to everyone as the auspicious Navratri commences," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or "Dussehra". Navaratri is an important major festival and is celebrated all over India and Nepal. Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated twenty days after Dasera. This year Navratri will be celebrated for 10 days. The festival will culminate on October 11 with Dussehra celebrations. Meanwhile, Navratri celebrations began in Gujarat. The state government has organized vibrant Gujarat Navratri Mahotsav, a garba festival at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad. Thousands of devotees are reaching at the temples of Ashapura Mata at Mata na Madh in Kutch, Ambaji Mata temple in North Gujarat and Bahuchraji Mata Temple in Central Gujarat. Garba and Dandiya groups have also been organized during this Navratri festival. Chief Minnister Vijay Rupani will inaugurate the Vibrant Gujarat Navratri Mahotsav at Ahmedabad this evening. Navratri is known for its ancient, traditional and modern garba and dandiya in Gujarat hugely participated by young generation. In Himachal Pradesh, the devotees in large number are reaching at historical temples since morning on the beginning of Ashwin or Sharad Navratras from today. They are paying obeisance before various forms of Goddess Durga while special Puja and Havan Yagya have also begun in temples.During the Navratras, thousands of devotees are expected to visit historical temples in the state. Therefore, the district administrations, especially in three districts Kangra, Bilaspur and Una have made elaborate arrangements to facilitate devotees. ALSO READ: Navraatri's importance in our lives BY M. DIVYA SRI

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IMD Reports Heavy Rains for Next 2 Days October 01, 2016 09:25

One week after rains subsided in Telangana,  India Meteorological Department (IMD) has again given warning of heavy rain in the State over the next two days. The weather agency said "heavy rain is likely to occur in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Nalgonda and Khammam. According to IMD meteorologists, upper air circulation and influx of moisture combined with warm day temperatures is expected to facilitate cloud formation over the next few days." The IMD also said "the warning could be revised to include Hyderabad and southern Telangana if the weather system witnesses any changes. The State received near-record rainfall last month due to two spells of downpour. Changes in wind patterns across the country have also delayed withdrawal of monsoon from western India, which is not expected to take place in the State until the second week of October." On the other hand moderate rain lashed several places in the district late in the afternoon on Friday inundating low-lying areas. Cool weather prevailed over the district during the day with a cloudy sky. Meanwhile, the inflows into the Sri Ram Sagar Project increased and forced officials to lift 26 out of 42 gates. They were releasing 1.25 lakh cusecs into the river and about 20,000 cusecs into the irrigation canals. ALSO READ: Heavy Rainfall for Next 24 Hrs in AP & TS: IMD BY M. DIVYA SRI

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