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LG X cam Launched in India August 26, 2016 14:51

LG has launched its X cam smartphone in India, featuring a dual rear camera setup with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. Titan Silver colour variant, but is said to already be retailing at a best buy price of Rs. 18,999. Feature: - Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) - 3D Arc Glass design - Android 6.0 Marshmallow - LG UI 5.0 skin atop - 5.2-inch full-HD - 1.14GHz octa-core SoC - 2GB of RAM - 13-megapixel + 5 megapixel rear camera - 8 megapixel front camera LG is also touting a Pop Out Picture feature that combines 6 images into a moving image. The X cam comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB) in the hybrid dual-SIM card slot.Connectivity options on board the LG X cam include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio with RDS. Sensors on board include proximity, accelerometer, magnetometer, and ambient light sensor. The smartphone weighs in at 118 grams, and measures 147.7x73.6x6.9mm. It's powered by a 2520mAh battery.The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 21,500, and is listed on the company's India site in its Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Launched in ChinaBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Forbes List Bollywood Actors as Highest Paid August 26, 2016 14:06

In a list of the world’s top 20 highest-paid actors compiled by Forbes magazine, four of our Bollywood actors have been listed. Shah Rukh Khan, with $33 million in earnings, stood at the 8th position, Akshay Kumar was at number 10 with $31.5 million, Salman Khan was 14th with $28.5 million earnings and Amitabh Bachchan stood at 18th with $20 million.Interestingly, Shah Rukh has earned as much as Robert Downey Jr. and more than popular actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Pratt and Will Smith.“Khan continues to rule Bollywood’s box office with the lead role in hit Dilwale and many others, earning multimillion-dollar upfront fees and a cut of the back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of. Dwayne Johnson, with an income of $64.5 million, edged out Downey Jr, who had topped the list last year, and Jackie Chan, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp were in the top 5,” the magazine wrote.About Akshay Kumar, who is on a career high with all three of his releases this year grossing over rupees hundred crores at the domestic box-office, the magazine wrote, “One of Bollywood’s busiest leading men, Kumar banked top rupee for three hit films in our scoring period. The action star bolsters his earnings endorsing a wider range of products than most Hollywood shills: Honda motorcycles, a dairy producer and a gold loan company, among others,”About Salman Khan, who delivered the biggest hit of the year, ‘Sultan’, the magazine wrote, “One of Bollywood’s leading men, Khan makes top rupee from movies such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan and numerous endorsements. In May 2015 he was sentenced to five years in prison for a 2002 hit-and-run car incident which killed a homeless man; his sentence was suspended.”Bachchan saw his earnings as well as his rankings drop from a commendable 7th position, the previous year. “Bollywood stalwart has starred in more than 150 movies in a career that spans five decades. The 73-year-old is busy as ever: he appeared in four films during our scoring period,” it wrote.Deepika Padukone was the only Indian representative in the highest-paid list of actresses at number 10 and with the constant debate about the gender disparity in pay, the highest earning actress Jennifer Lawrence earned $20 million less than Dwayne Johnson. Also Read: Rajamouli Maintains Secrecy about BaahubaliBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Vidya Balan Signs a Malayalam Movie August 26, 2016 13:55

Super talented actress Vidya Balan who has done remarkable films in her career slowed down and has been quite selective after her marriage. Her recent outings turned out to be debacles and she has been seen in special roles in many recent outings. She recently wrapped up the shoot of her upcoming movie Kahani 2 and the latest news revealed that the actress is currently busy learing Malayalam. Soon, Vidya Balan will be seen playing the lead role of one the celebrated poets Kamala Das, in an untitled Malayalam film which is being made in a three part biopic.She is currently taking the help of Malayalam actress Sree Dhanya and is brushing up her Malayalam skills. The shoot of the film will start from the end of August and will be directed by famous Malayalam director Kamal. More details about the film to be revealed soon.

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Emraan Hashmi’s Captain Nawab August 26, 2016 13:47

Talented actor Emraan Hashmi who has been known for his romantic acts has been trying out new in Bollywood from the past few years. However he has been struggling for commercial success as his recent movies turned out to be debacles at the box-office. The actor turned a soldier for the first time in his career and the movie has been titled as Captain Nawab. The makers unveiled the first look poster of the film which looks stunning. Though he played a cop in the past, this is the first time Hashmi will be seen as a soldier. Emraan Hashmi has been showcased as a soldier wearing both Indian and Pakistani uniforms. Tony D’Souza will direct the film and the scrpting of the film is mid-way. Emraan Hashmi will produce the film on Emraan Hashmi Films banner along with Godball Motion Pictures banner. The other cast, crew are currently being finalized and Emraan will shoot for the film once he wraps up the shoot of Baadshaho. Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi are the lead actors in the movie which is being directed by Milan Luthria.

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Rajinikanth to Clash with Baahubali August 26, 2016 13:38

Superstar Rajinikanth has been on a long break after wrapping up the shoot of his last movie titled Kabali. The movie received mixed response however it managed to mint money in its final run. Superstar completed 50% of the shoot of his next upcoming movie Robo 2.0 in the direction of Shankar. Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson played the lead roles in the movie and Akshay Kumar will be seen as the main antagonist in the movie.There are strong rumours that the film’s release has been pushed to Diwali next year as Rajinikanth is not participating in the shoot. However the latest update is that Shankar is in no mood to miss the season of summer next year and the film will hit the screens during May next year. Shankar is planning perfectly to wrap up the film on time and Lyca Productions is producing the movie. Robo 2.0 will clash with Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion which will release during summer next year.

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Jr. NTR not there in ‘Janata Garage’ Poster August 26, 2016 12:51

The two top stars of South Indian film industry joined hands  for the upcoming much hyped movie ‘Janatha Garage' and they are none other than Young Tiger Jr. NTR and Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal.  Currently the makers are busy in the promotional activities of the movie. The hoardings and 24 sheet wallpapers are getting ready but everyone is shocked because there are full sized image of Mohanlal whereas Jr.NTR is not featured on the hoardings. The distributors of Kerala are trying to cash the image of Mohanlal as  Mohanlal is legendary actor of that State. But Jr.NTR is playing the lead role and his absence on the hoardings, are disappointing the Tarak’s fans. Two actresses Samantha and Nithya Menon are playing the female lead role and hot diva Kajal Aggawal is shaking legs on ‘Pakka Local’. It is directed by Koratala Siva and produced by Mythri Movie Makers.  The movie is set to hit the theaters on 1st September Worldwide. Also Read: Actor Mohanlal Apologize to his FansBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Water Level in Somasila Project Increases August 26, 2016 12:29

Water levels in Somasila project have been ringing alarm bells in Nellore district. The water reserves reached to dead storage level of 7.5 tmc ft crossing full storage capacity of 78 tmc ft. Moreover another 2.5 tmc of water is required to save the standing crops and there is hardly any scope to raise first crop if the same situation prevails.In addition to farming community under Pennar delta, citizens of Nellore and Kavali towns are also dependent on Somasila for drinking water. The second summer prevailing in the region is also contributing to the dwindling water reserves by way of evaporation. This is the second time the water levels fallen to dead storage point during last two decades. Only a precarious 2 tmc.ft of water was left in the reservoir as against the dead storage limit of 7.5 tmc. As per the calculations of Irrigation officials, Irrigation Advisory Board had given its nod to supply 22 tmc.ft of water to 1.76 lakh acres for second crop this year when the storage level was 27.322. Their plan was to spare 18 tmc from Somasila and 4 tmc from Kanigiri, Sarveypalli and other reservoirs.However, their calculations went haywire as farmers raised paddy in an additional extent of 30,000 acres, which is unauthorised and started drawing water from Pennar River and other canals using pumpsets. In this backdrop excess 5 tmc. ft was drawn from Somasila and 2.5 tmc of more has to be released to protect the standing crops. “We used to prevent unauthorised drawing of water from water sources with the help of  police, revenue and electricity department officials in the past to ensure water for registered ayacut. But the pro-farmer stance of  government and the slogan that no single acre should suffer for want of water has tied our hands from taking any action. Only 60 per cent of the water released from Somasila and other reservoir reaching the fields because of long dry spell in ayacut area and evaporation losses,” a senior official of Irrigation said.He said they “have been banking on good rains in Rayalaseema districts located in the upstream of Pennar River as well as in ayacut area in the coming months besides Krishna water from Pothireddypadu head regulator to overcome the situation. Meanwhile Superintendent Engineer of Somasila P. Subba Rao ruled out any threat for dam safety even if water is drawn from dead storage level because the Somasila project is on sandy soil. They have to be careful about maintaining dead storage level if it is clay soil because it may result in cracks to the dam.” Also Read: Water Level Rises in River GodavariBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Youth Killed After Tiff over Gol Gappas August 26, 2016 12:09

The Delhi police arrested two men for allegedly thrashing a young mechanic to death over a tiff involving purchasing gol gappas from a roadside vendor in northwest Delhi’s Bhalswa Dairy area earlier this month.With the help of CCTV footage, the police identified one of the accused, 21-year-old Sunil Kumar, and arrested him from his home in Bhalswa. On his information, his co-accused Lucky (21) was arrested from Jahangirpuri area on Thursday, DCP Vijay Singh said.A PCR call was received about a body of a young man lying unconscious at Kachchi Gali, near Singhaniya Glass godown, in Bhalswa on the evening of August 4. A team of police reached the spot but the mechanic was shifted to B.J.R.M. Hospital by a PCR van. The youth, however, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.The police during its investigation found that the young mechanic had dumped at the spot by two men on a motorcycle. The identity of the victim was, however, not established.Later, the police probe team received information from the Swaroop Nagar police about a quarrel that took place near wine shop among two groups of motorcyclists on the issue of purchasing of gol gappas, said the senior police officer. The police closely scanned the area near the spot and found an abandoned Bullet motorcycle. Registration number of the motorcycle led them to the house of the deceased, a young motor mechanic called Irfan who lived at Rajiv Nagar in Bhalswa.The police also procured CCTV footage from near the spot and found footage of the fight between the two groups of young men. Later, photographs of the suspects were prepared and circulated among the police personnel. The hard work paid off and the probe team received a tip about Sunil Kumar. Also Read: Bihar Man Falls in Pulp Making Machine, DiesBY M.DIVYA SRI

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Pre-Orders Start for Clay Ganesh Idols August 26, 2016 09:58

With many people not knowing where to get eco-friendly Ganeshas from, residential colonies have come together in their forums to help people procure them.Many residential colonies having their own WhatsApp groups, information is being shared to members in advance to pre-book clay Ganeshas on them.Idol makers have been sourced from various parts of the city like Abids, Begum Bazaar, Moosarambagh, Nagole, Uppal and KPHB colony from whom idols can be pre-ordered.Mr K. Panduranga, president of residential colonies in ECIL said, “Last year a lot of households had complained that they were not able to procure clay Ganeshas as they did not know where to get them from. Hence this year, a fortnight ago, we started creating awareness amongst the residents. Names of vendors and telephone numbers are being provided on various groups so that people can pre-order idols or procure them directly.”Mass pre-bookings are also being done in colonies in Tarnaka, Uppal, Mettuguda, A.S. Rao Nagar, Bowenpally, Trimulgherry and other areas where housing colonies celebrate the festival. Ms Laxmi Reddy, an architecture student, has been trying her hand at idol making for the last three years.She said, “This year there is a workshop being conducted for enthusiasts who want to make their own idols. Guidance from a trained person would help.”Workshops are being held in 10 areas and over 300 centers by Youth for Seva in the city who are going to make idols of less than one feet. Mr Anil Bhagat, coordinator of YFS said, “We are conducting workshops on weekends for people who want small idols at their homes.”When it comes to puja, there are many norms to be followed. People mostly don’t know how to perform this puja. Twenty-one types of leaves have been identified for puja, which are also helpful for purifying water. Residents, who have sourced this information from various pundits who perform pujas, have looked into the sanctity and also for environment friendly mediums so that water bodies can be protected.Ms Uma Rao, said, “As per the rituals, leaves, barks and other tree parts are to be used for the puja. These, when put directly in water, will get decomposed and also help in purifying water.”People should refrain from using plastics and thermocol for puja and decoration. Architect Ms Neha Shailender said, “Instead of using plastic plates, people can use eco-friendly donnas, banana leaves and ishtarak plates for prasadam.” Also Read: 30 Percent Ganesh Idols Booked in Advance BY M.DIVYA SRI

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Heavy Rainfall for next 5 Days in AP & TS August 26, 2016 09:43

After a long break in monsoon, Hyderabad received heavy rainfall on Thursday afternoon. The Met department has issued a heavy rainfall warning for Coastal Andhra Pradesh while light to moderate rainfall in Telangana in the coming days. The two states will continue to receive rains for the next four-five days.Malakpet, Kothapet, Banjara Hills, Saroor Nagar, Aman Nagar, Rahmat Nagar Colony, Rain Bazaar, Chandrayangutta Road, Begumpet, Neerdmet, Yapral and ECIL received rainfall on Thursday.The pothole on the roads were filled with water causing traffic jams after 5 pm. The Met department indicated that Hyderabad, has forecast cloudy skies with one or two spells of rain. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 31 and 23ºC.In Telangana, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Nizamabad and Khammam districts received good amount of rainfall on Thursday. However there is no heavy rainfall warning for TS.Meanwhile in Andhra Pradesh, except for coastal areas, it remained dry in most parts of the state Thursday.According to officials from the Indian Meteorological Department, these showers are expected to continue for the next-five days. "These rains would gather intensity over the northern parts of the state. But, the city will continue to receive light to moderate rains," said Y K Reddy, director (in charge), IMD Hyderabad."Now, these systems are weakening. And there is a fresh upper air circulation that is taking place near the Bay of Bengal running along the coast of Andhra Pradesh. This system is expected to turn into a low-pressure zone, bringing more rain over the state and city," he said.The state is currently facing a cumulative rainfall deficit by 8%. Good rainfall activity during next few days, which is expected to last until the end of this month, is likely to bring a marginal dip in this deficiency.Andhra Pradesh received 11 per cent less rains than normal. Rainfall in the region is likely to reduce in coming days.However, in the last 24 hours most parts of the state recorded few good showers. From 08:30 am on Wednesday, Machilipatnam received 12 mm rainfall, Vijayawada 4.4 mm, Ongole 3.6 mm and Vishakhapatnam and Kakinada 0.3 and 0.2 mm of rain respectively. Also Read: Heavy Rains in Districts in TelanganaBY M.DIVYA SRI

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