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Man Carries Wife Dead Body for 10 km on his Shoulder August 25, 2016 15:13

In a shocking incident, a tribal man, along with his 12-year-old daughter, on Wednesday walked around 10 km carrying his wife's body on his shoulder. He failed to get a vehicle to transport it from a government hospital in the backward district of Kalahandi where she died.The incident took place in the morning when the locals found Dana Majhi carrying his wife Amang Dei's body. The 42-year-old woman died of tuberculosis on Tuesday night at the district headquarters hospital at Bhawanipatna.For those in such a situation, the Naveen Patnaik government launched the 'Mahaparayana' scheme in February, offering free transportation of bodies from government hospitals to the residences of the deceased.Majhi, however, said despite his all-out efforts, he could not get any help from the hospital authorities.Thus, he wrapped his wife's body in cloth and started walking to his village Melghara in Rampur block which is about 60 km from Bhawanipatna. Majhi's daughter accompanied him till some local reporters spotted the duo. They called up the District Collector and arranged for an ambulance for the remaining 50 km of the journey."I told the hospital authorities that I am a poor man and cannot afford a vehicle. Despite repeated requests, they said they cannot offer any help," Majhi told a local television channel.Kalahandi District Collector Brunda D said, "As we got to know of the incident, we spoke to the CDMO and arranged for an ambulance.""I have issued instructions to the Tehsildar to provide assistance under the Harishchandra Yojana (Assistance to the poor and destitute to perform last rites). I have also asked the BDO to provide assistance from Red Cross and CMRF," he said.As per the 'Mahaparayana' scheme, dead body carriers are supposed to be deployed at 37 government hospitals and a total of 40 vehicles were assigned for the job. Also Read: Hudhud to become severe: ReportsBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Exclusive: Pawan Consoles Vinod’s Family August 25, 2016 14:58

Actor turned politician and founder of Janasena Pawan Kalyan has been deeply touched with the sudden demise of his fan Vinod in Tirupathi. The incident created a huge sensation all over as Vinod has been stabbed to death on August 22nd after a discussion heated up between two fans. Vinod has been quite active in the operations of Janasena right from the first day and he has been in plans to move to USA for further studies. Pawan Kalyan who has been saddened by the sudden demise of his fan, headed to Tirupathi today morning and met his family at their residence. He consoled the family and assured them that he would support them in all the available ways in future. Vinod’s residence has been surrounded by Pawan’s fans and Janasena followers in thousands and the actor spoke to the media before his exit. Speaking on this, the actor said “This is a shocking incident and I am deeply saddened with the demise of Vinod. I request all the fans to be in their limits and not to fight for heroes. I request the police to take necessary action on the accused and I will talk to the government if the necessary actions will not be implemented”. (Video Source: TV5 News)

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Launched in China August 25, 2016 13:58

Xiaomi, has unveiled the Redmi Note 4 smartphone in China. The latest Redmi Note-series handset will be available in two variants: 2GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage model priced at CNY 899 (approximately Rs. 9,000), and a 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage model priced at CNY 1,199 (approximately Rs. 12,000). Both the variants will go on sale initially in China from August 26 and will be available via the company'sonline store, Mi.com. Feature: - USB Type-C - 5.5-inch full-HD- 2.5D curved glass display- deca-core MediaTek - Android 6.0 Marshmallow- hybrid SIM - dual-tone LED flash- 13-megapixel rear camera- 5-megapixel front camera Apart from the fingerprint scanner, the Redmi Note 4 also sports an infrared sensor. Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS, and Glonass. It measures 151x76x8.35mm and weighs 175 grams. The Redmi Note 4 is backed by a 4100mAh battery. The handset will be available in Gold, Grey, and Silver colours. Also Read: WhatsApp Gets new Sharing UpdateBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Varun Dhawan to Team up with Katrina August 25, 2016 13:48

Super talented Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has been busy with number of films, endorsements and stage shows. She is getting ready for the release of her next movie Baar Baar Dekho with Siddarth Malhotra and the movie is gearing up for September 9th release. Katrina’s glamour is said to be the major highlight of the movie and her bikini acts kept her trending all over. After enthralling the audience with their duet performance at the Dream Team tour in the US, Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan will also be seen doing a project together. As per the latest news, Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif have been roped in to play the lead roles in the third instalment of ABCD titled ABCD 3. Remo D’Souza will direct the movie which will start rolling next year. Varun and Katrina have been quite excited to team up together. UTV Motion Pictures will bankroll this movie which will release during early 2018.

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Rajamouli Maintains Secrecy about Baahubali August 25, 2016 13:10

SS Rajamouli has been a huge sensation of Indian cinema and his last outing Baahubali: The Beginning has been a massive hit across all the languages of its release. Made on a massive budget of Rs 180 crores, the movie minted Rs 600 crores and emerged as the biggest hit in the history of Telugu cinema. However the audience have been left with the question ‘Why Did Kattappa Kill Baahubali?’. People have been literally tearing their hair thinking to know the right answer for the question. However the ace director has been tight-lipped and is working on the second instalment of Baahubali titled Baahubali: The Conclusion. As per the latest news we hear, the most important episode from the second instalment has been shot yesterday which reveals the answer for the million dollar question ‘Why Did Kattappa Kill Baahubali?’. It has been revealed that SS Rajamouli, Prabhas and the film’s writer V Vijayendra Prasad have been present during the shot and Rajamouli maintained utmost care that the answer will not be leaked even among the cast of the film. Rajamouli even requested the cast and crew to wait for the film’s release to know the answer for the priceless question. Baahubali: The Conclusion produced by Arka Media Works will release al over on April 28th next year.

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Two Gunmen Attack American University in Kabul August 25, 2016 10:46

In a shocking incident, two gunmen attacked the American University in Kabul at around 6:30pm local time (1400 GMT) on Wednesday.At least twelve people were killed and created panic among hundreds of students. Officials said “The attack began with a large explosion said to be a car bomb followed by gunfire, as suspected militants battled into the complex where foreign staff and pupils were working.”According to a senior interior ministry official as soon as the news about the attack spread, Afghan forces surrounded the walled compound and eventually worked their way inside. “The fight is over and at least two attackers are killed,” a police official at the scene said. “Right now a clearance operation is ongoing by a criminal technique team. More details will be announced soon.”Information on casualties remained uncertain, but the Afghan public health ministry said “one guard was killed and at least 21 people were wounded, six critically. No foreigners were reported among the wounded.”Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said earlier on Thursday that “security forces had rescued around 500 students from the university, which is popular with Afghanistan’s elite.”Terrified students ran into the classrooms or jumping from the second floor in order to escape. “Many students jumped from the second floor, some broke their legs and some hurt their head trying to escape,” Abdullah Fahimi, a student who escaped, told Reuters. He injured his ankle making the leap.“We were in the class when we heard a loud explosion followed by gunfire. It was very close. Some students were crying, others were screaming.”Ahmad Mukhtar, who also fled, said “the gunmen had got into the university buildings despite security measures, including armed guards and watchtowers.”“I finished my class and was about to leave when I heard a few gunshots and a huge explosion, followed by more gunfire,” he said. “I ran toward the emergency exit with other students, climbed the wall and jumped outside.”The American University of Afghanistan has about 1,700 students. It opened in 2006 and caters to full-time and part-time course for students. The United States said “we are closely monitoring the situation in Kabul following the university attack and that forces from the US-led coalition were involved in the response in an advise and assist role.”State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said “the US Embassy was working to account for all of its personnel and to locate and assist any US citizens affected by the attack.” Also Read: Private TV channel attacked by MQM activistsBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Delhi Gang Rape Convict Attempts Suicide August 25, 2016 10:37

Convict Vinay Sharma, one of the main culprits in 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Case tried to commit suicide in Tihar Jail on Thursday.According to reports, Vinay Sharma tried hanging himself after consuming pills. He has been admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital in Delhi.Last year, Vinay said that he was being beaten up by other inmates sue to which he had demanded more security.The 2012 Delhi a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern, Jyoti Singh was beaten, gang raped, and tortured in a private bus in which she was traveling with her friend, Awindra Pratap Pandey. There were six others in the bus, including the driver and a juvenile, who raped the woman and beat her friend. Thirteen days after the assault, she was transferred to a Singapore hospital where she died after two days. All the accused were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder. One of the accused, Ram Singh, died in police custody said to be suicide on 11 March 2013 in the Tihar Jail. The rest of the accused went on trial in a fast-track court on 8 July 2013. On 31 August, the juvenile was convicted of rape and murder under the Juvenile Justice Act and given the maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment in a reform facility, inclusive of the eight months he spent in remand during the trial. On 10 September 2013, the four remaining culprits were found guilty and were sentenced hang till death after three days. In December 2013 the family of the victim established the Nirbhaya Trust, an institute formed to assist women who have experienced violence to find shelter and legal assistance. Due to the fact that Indian laws do not allow the publishing of a rape victim's name, it was named Nirbhaya which means fearless in Hindi, after the name used by the media. The victim's father stated, "So many people supported us, so ... we want [to] help those girls who have no one.” The juvenile was released on 20 December 2015.The incident triggered huge protest in both India and abroad. Public blamed the state and central governments for failing to provide adequate security for women in New Delhi. Also Read: Children’s Home Head Arrested for Raping Girls in Delhi BY M.DIVYA SRI

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Kashmir Unrest to Continue till September 1 August 25, 2016 10:28

Unrest in Kashmir continued as separatists extend their strike call and agitation till September 1. They also announced a new calendar for protests including a march to Srinagar-based Army headquarters on the weekend.According to a statement they also called for a joint march to Eidgah in downtown Srinagar on Friday. Separatists asked people to lock down all routes to their localities and villages so that they can "protect" people in general and youth in particular from the raids and arrests by security forces and police.Women were asked to occupy all chowks in their locality and stage peaceful protests on August 30. Everyone was asked to block roads near Doordarshan, Radio Kashmir (AIR) and Information Department to ensure that "no employee is allowed to enter the premises" on September 1. "Lock down all government offices except essential services on August 29," it said and warned of "social boycott" of Divisional Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and heads of all departments if they issue threats to the employees for reporting to duties.Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir on Wednesday as part of Centre’s outreach.  This was his second visit in a month. He held talks with political leaders during which he was told the Centre should initiate a dialogue with all stakeholders to find a solution to problems faced by Jammu and Kashmir.Rajnath Singh, who is on two day visit to the valley, drove through the tense city roads with tight security.Singh arrived at Nehru Guest House along with Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other officials. He held a meeting with different wings of administration including security, health and maintenance of essential commodities for the people.Official sources said “Singh asked head of para-military forces, dealing with the law and order situation, to exercise maximum restraint while dealing with protesters and also appreciated their efforts in maintaining law and order in the Valley. The Home Minister was conveyed that there has been improvement in situation on the ground, there is no scarcity of essential commodities and health services are functioning.”Singh before leaving for Srinagar said “I shall interact with civil society groups, political parties and other stakeholders. Those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyatare welcome.”After the review meeting, the Home Minister had separate meetings with heads of para-military forces and state police chief. He understood their working conditions and also enquired whether there was an operational requirement. Later, a delegation of opposition National Conference led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met the Home Minister and urged him to immediately ban use of pellet guns as a crowd control means in Kashmir.“They also demanded that Centre initiate a dialogue with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to find a lasting solution to the problems faced by the state,” sources said. Also Read: Curfew Continues in Kashmir for the 42nd DayBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Earthquake in Italy, 120 Killed & 368 Injured August 25, 2016 10:08

At least 120 people were killed and over 368 injured as earthquake with magnitude of 6.2 struck at 3:36 am Italy on Wednesday.Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited the zone Wednesday, greeted rescue teams and survivors warned that “several people have been trapped under rubble and the figure of dead and wounded was expected to rise in the wake of the pre-dawn quake. And this is not a final toll.” He also pledged "No family, no city, no hamlet will be left behind."Sergio Pirozzi, the mayor of Amatrice said "The town isn't here anymore. I believe the toll will rise." Rescue crews used bulldozers to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake. The temblor shook the Lazio region, Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast. Dozens of people were pulled out alive by rescue teams and volunteers that poured in from around Italy."Unfortunately, 90 per cent we pull out are dead, but some make it, that's why we are here," said Christian Bianchetti, a volunteer from Rieti.Worst affected were the tiny towns of Amatrice and Accumoli near Rieti and Pescara del Tronto. Italy's health minister, Beatrice Lorenzin also visited the devastated area said “many of the victims were children: The quake zone is a popular spot for Romans with second homes, and the population swells in August when most Italians take their summer holiday before school resumes. The medieval center of Amatrice was devastated, with the hardest-hit half of the city cut off by rescue crews digging by hand to get to trapped residents.”"The whole ceiling fell but did not hit me," marveled resident Maria Gianni. "I just managed to put a pillow on my head and I wasn't hit, luckily, just slightly injured my leg."Another woman, sitting in front of her destroyed home with a blanket over her shoulders, said "It was one of the most beautiful towns of Italy and now there's nothing left. I don't know what we'll do.""We need chain saws, shears to cut iron bars and jacks to remove beams. Everything, we need everything," civil protection worker Andrea Gentili told The Associated Press in the early hours of the recovery. Italy's national blood drive association appealed for donations to Rieti's hospital."We are waiting for the military," said resident Alessandra Cappellanti. "There is a base in Ascoli, one in Rieti, and in L'Aquila. And we have not seen a single soldier. We pay! It's disgusting!"Agostino Severo, a Rome resident visiting Illica, said workers eventually arrived after an hour or so. "We came out to the piazza, and it looked like Dante's Inferno," he said. "People crying for help, help."The US Geological Survey reported the quake's magnitude was 6.2, while the Italian geological service put it at 6 and the European Mediterranean Seismological Center at 6.1. The quake had a shallow depth of between four and 10 kilometers, the agencies said. Generally, shallow earthquakes pack a bigger punch and tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes."The Apennine mountains in central Italy have the highest seismic hazard in Western Europe and earthquakes of this magnitude are common," noted Richard Walters, a lecturer in Earth sciences at Durham University in Britain. Also Read: 6.6 magnitude earthquake tremors in RussiaBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Rosaiah’s Governor Role Extended August 25, 2016 09:41

Senior Congress leader and politician Konijeti Rosaiah has his hands full of experience and he played a key role in Andhra Pradesh politics. He has done his role with perfection and has experience as a MLA, minister and even a Chief Minister. After the state bifurcation, Rosaiah stayed silent and he has elected as the Governor of Tamil Nadu before the last Parliament elections.His role as a Governor is said to be completed by the end of this month however the Tamil Nadu government extended his role as a Governor as of now. Rosaiah has been loyal to the government and he has been far from controversies because of which his role has been extended. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wrote a special letter to the Central government seeking the extension of Rosaiah in the role of Governor.

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