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Rashi Khanna Roped in for NTR’s Upcoming Flick January 20, 2017 10:38

The makers of Tollywood Young Tiger NTR's upcoming film 'Jai Lava Kusha' have been in search for the suitable cast for their film from past couple of days. According to the latest report, actress Rashi Khanna has been roped in as one of the female leads of the film. Two more heroines are yet to be finalised. Rashi Khanna previously only worked in medium budgeted films with young heroes. This movie could be her first ever big ticket, entertainer. NTR is going to play triple roles in this mass cum comedy entertainer. The film will get launched on February 11. It is going to release on August  11. NTR's elder brother Kalyan Ram is going to produce under the banners of NTR Arts. It is being said that "the film would be made with the moderate budget. More details of the film will be known soon. As we know, NTR's 'Janatha Garage' stood as one of the biggest grosser of last year. 'Jai Lava Kusha' is expected to cross the collections of 'Janatha Garage'." Anupam Kher Dedicates Poem to Kashmiri Pandit's BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Pawan Kalyan Congratulates Chiru on the Success of 'Khaidi No.150' January 20, 2017 10:21

Tollywood Megastar Chiranjeevi's comeback movie 'Khaidi No.150' is a blockbuster hit. The movie has grossed 108 Crore 48 Lakh from the time it has released. There have been speculations that there is a tug of war is going between Chiru and his younger brother Pawan Kalyan. These rumours came up after Pawan Kalyan skipped the pre-release event of 'Khaidi No.150'. According to the latest report, Pawan Kalyan watched Chiru's movie and liked it. He personally went to Chiru's house and congratulated him on Thursday. He said it's great comeback. Pawan also congratulated producers Ram Charan and his mother Surekha. With this PK has definitely sidelined all the rumours. Pawan even had dinner with the whole family. Pawan has been busy with the shoot of Katamarayudu, due to which he couldn't make it to the pre-release event. Balakrishna's Son Mokshagna to Make his Debut in GPS Sequel BY M. DIVYA SRI

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‘Devuda’ Movie Director Arrested for Hurting Religious Sentiments January 20, 2017 10:02

"Director of an upcoming Telugu film was arrested today for allegedly hurting sentiments by depicting a religious symbol in poor light through some scenes on the complaint of a Bajrang Dal activist", police said. The sleuths of Special Operation Team of Rachakonda Police Commissionerate apprehended Dasari Sairam from Film Nagar in Hyderabad. Sairam is directing a Telugu film ‘Devuda’ casting new artists. "During the making of the movie, the director had included some scenes in which the hero character pours whisky and cigarettes...," a senior police officer said. Based on a complaint lodged by Bajrang Dal leader U Naveen, Neredmet police registered a case under sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings), 298 (uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to hurt the religious feelings of any person) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc) of IPC. Another case was registered on similar grounds against the director by Kachiguda police under Hyderabad police commissioner. "Recently, the teaser of ‘Devuda’ was released on YouTube by the director and the film producer G Hari Kumar Reddy, prompting a complaint by a section of society saying it has hurt their religious sentiments," the officer said. The video was removed after Rachakonda police commissioner brought the matter to the notice of YouTube management. Sairam told interrogators that he had earlier also directed ‘Lottery’ and ‘Mitravinda’ movies with new artists. He also told police that he decided to cast the particular scene in ‘Devuda’ as he was 'inspired' by the visuals of certain rituals involving devotees purportedly telecast on two local news channels. Police are trying to nab the producer who is absconding. Further investigation is on. VIDEO: (Video Source: IndiaGlitz) 'Khaidi No 150' Adds Another Blockbuster Hit for Chiru BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s Nephew, Abu Musaib Killed in a Encounter January 20, 2017 09:41

Security forces have gunned down Abu Musaib alias Tahir on Thursday in an encounter in North Kashmir. Tahir is the nephew of 26/11 mastermind and operational commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Officials say that "Musaib had planned the attack on the CRPF post in Nowhatta Chowk on August 15 last year in which Commandant Pramod Kumar was killed." Officials say that "Musaib had revived LeT's activities in the region for the past few years and he was acting on the direct command of Lakhvi and other top leaders of the terror outfit based in Pakistan. " "He arranged the funds, arms and ammunitions and orchestrated violent protests, snatching of arms of security forces and carrying out attacks on the troops. We were on the look out for him for a long time," said an officer. Musaib, a resident of Pakistan. He was divisional commander of LeT in Bandipora and Ganderbal areas since August 2015. Tahir was involved in many terrorism-related activities which included weapon snatching of an army jawan of 14-Rashtriya Rifles in Bandipora In October 2015. When contacted, IG operations CRPF Zulfikar Hassan said, "During a joint operation with all the forces, Musaib, a dreaded terrorist was killed early morning on Thursday. He was the mastermind of terror attack on CRPF men during Independence Day 2016 in which our Commandant was martyred." Musaib also killed and snatched weapon of one Army jawan of 14 RR in October 2015. He also attacked a civilian and an Army personnel last year. "An information was received about the presence of militants in Parray Mohallah, Hajin locality of Bandipora district. SOG Sumbal along with 13 Rashtriya Rifles and 45 battalions of CRPF cordoned off area and launched the search operation. The information was received at 12.30 am on Thursday while an operation was launched at 4 am. Cordon was laid out in three houses of Khosa Mohalla, Hajin. Three sides were covered by RR while approach side was covered by CRPF and SOG of J&K police," said an official. "On first light, around 6:30 am, an announcement was made for residents to vacate their houses. Meanwhile the presence of the terrorist was confirmed in a house to the extreme west. A warning was given for surrender, but he didn't do so and at 7:05 am, Musaib came out from the house and started firing indiscriminately. He tried to break the cordon on the eastern side and fired at SOG. In retaliation, CRPF and SOG fired back and neutralised the militant. In exchange of fire one JKP constable Vikash Sharma got a bullet injury in his leg and hand and was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Army Srinagar via chopper," said the officer. The forces also recovered one AK-56 rifle, 66 rounds, three magazines, one radio set, three grenades and matrix sheet from the encounter site. US shared credible evidence with Pak on Lakhvi BY M. DIVYA SRI

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230 Adilabad Head Constables Given Leave to Watch a Movie January 20, 2017 09:23

A Police officers job is one such responsibility where they don't get any leaves and have to be on duty 24/7. In this aspect around 230 head constables across Adilabad district in Telangana were given a day's off so that they can watch recently released Telugu movie "Head Constable Venkatramaiah". Adilabad District Superintendent of Police Srinivas said: "after reading a review of the movie he took a decision to give one-day off to the head constables so that they can watch this movie." "The theme of the movie is good and it will boost morale and integrity of the profession besides instil confidence among policemen", the SP said. "The head constables did not have holidays for New Year and Sankranti festival also...irrespective of family pressure they were on duty. Through the one-day off...let they have some fun by relaxing and enjoy this movie with their family members," the senior police officer said. Srinivas said "I wanted to buy tickets for the movie and spoke to the management of a theatre in Adilabad, who readily came forward to sponsor for a special screening of the film this evening for 230 head constable. The SP also saw the film for around 15 minutes." The film starring R Narayana Murthy and Jayasudha had hit the screens recently. Narayana Murthy is playing the role of head constable Venkatramaiah. He is a strict and sincere policeman who does not take any bribe. Delhi Police constable shot while trying to save couple BY M. DIVYA SRI

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‘Kaabil’ Gets U/A Certificate from CBFC January 19, 2017 19:31

The much awaited Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan’supcoming film 'Kaabil' is going to release on January 25th.  The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been given a U/A certificate to the film with no major cuts. ''All of Hrithik’s films are clean family-oriented. Though Kaabil is a revenge saga, it is not excessively violent. It is a very emotional film. And we feel it should be watched by everyone. It is the best revenge story since Ghajini,'' a source informed to a daily. The makers of the film are very happy with 'Kaabil' getting a certificate with only four minor verbal cuts. Speaking about verbal cuts, Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Rangoon' had to erase lot of cuss words. But that's not the case with 'Kaabil'. ''We don’t mind the cuts at all because they don’t hamper the story’s flow. We are happy with the censor certification,'' Rakesh Roshan was quoted by a daily. The movie has been directed by Sanjay Gupta. 'Kaabil' stars Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam and Ronit Roy. Anupam Kher Dedicates Poem to Kashmiri Pandit’s BY M. DIVYA SRI

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‘Khaidi No 150’ Adds Another Blockbuster Hit for Chiru January 19, 2017 18:15

After a 10-years, Tollywood Megastar Chiranjeevi has made his comback on the silver screen with Khaidi No 150. The film has recorded grossing Rs 47 crore on the first day of release itself. Here are some reasons that made Khaidi No 150 a blockbuster: In Tollywood, Chiranjeevi is called as 'Megastar' for all the right reasons. Be it popular films or art house projects, his films provide to a large sector in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Chiranjeevi, who was out of action all these years, but has stuck the right chords with 'Khaidi No 150.' This charisma and stamina of the actor cannot be matched with any other actor in Tollywood. The movie remakes, as Chiru has acted in dual roles, the movie has got all plus points to watch is again and again. Chiranjeevi and director VV Vinayak earlier collaborated with the blockbuster film 'Tagore'. So, this time also it is proved that their pair only brings blockbuster hit. The songs like 'Rathalu'and 'Ammudu Let's Do Kummudu' from 'Khaidi No 150' has surely added spice to the movie. And last but not the least, the movie has been produced by Chiru's son Ram Charan which has really worked wonders for the film. Balakrishna’s Son Mokshagna to Make his Debut in GPS Sequel BY M. DIVYA SRI

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School Bus Accident in Uttar Pradesh, 15 Students Killed & 25 Injured January 19, 2017 12:16

In a tragic road accident, fifteen school children were killed and twenty-five were seriously injured in Uttar Pradesh's Etah on Thursday. According to the officials, the school bus in which the students were travelling got crashed into a truck. The speeding truck collided with the school bus which was carrying more than 60 students. All the students were between the age group of seven and ten years old. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief in tweets. "Anguished by the tragic accident in UP's Etah district. I share the pain of the bereaved families & console passing away of young children." The police confirmed that all the children have been rescued from the bus. Those injured were taken to the district hospital. 16 children, who got serious injuries, were shifted to a specialised govt hospital in Aligarh. "Many children are seriously injured," said senior police officer Daljeet Chaudhary. He added: "We will take action if anyone found at fault." Police say that "according to a government order, all schools are shut till Friday because of cold weather conditions. An investigation has been ordered into why the school was functioning despite the government order." Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: "My heart goes out to the families of those children who lost their lives in this tragedy. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured." Police have started an investigation on how the accident took place and find why the school was functioning, despite holiday. Sealdah-Ajmer Express Train Derails in Kanpur, 2 Killed & 40 Injured BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Protesters Demand Promulgation of Jallikattu Ordinance, Panneerselvam Meets PM Modi January 19, 2017 12:02

Several students and youngsters continued to protest asking the government to lift the ban on Jallikattu. Thousands were gathered at the Marina beach on Thursday. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. He demanded the promulgation of an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu. A senior minister said “the initial plan was to send a delegation of AIADMK MPs to meet Modi. But following reports of more and more people joining the protest by Wednesday afternoon, it was Chinnamma (Sasikala) who suggested that the Chief Minister should go and meet the Prime Minister in person. He will demand a presidential ordinance to ensure Jallikattu events this year.” From Vadapalani to Guindy to Perungudi to Washermanpet to Parry’s Corner people were seen in huge shouting slogans for Jallikattu. Protestors demanded that the Union Government to promote an ordinance to ensure that the game is peacefully conducted in Tamil Nadu. They also condemned the Prime Minister's inaction and Subramanian Swamy's insensitive remarks who called the protesters as “porukkis” (scoundrels).   Students from D.G. Vaishnav, St.Thomas, Pachayappas, Loyola and New Colleges and Ambedkar University also participated in the protest. Few school students were also spotted protesting at Marina beach. “Peta has filed a case in section 37, stating the cause of animal cruelty, but bulls in Jallikattu are not tortured. Peta should have stood up for meat export rather than coming up with a cooked up case. Keeping this aside, according to article 29, we have the right to protest for our culture that is happening right now, but pathetically termed anti-democratic,” a law graduate said. A few people distributed some eatables and water to the protesters in the beach. The matter is with Supreme Court, there is no ordinance or amendment that can be brought in legally: Gauri Maulekhi, animal rights activist. Protesters aren't aware of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. We can't allow animal fighting, says Dr Manilal, Veterinary Affairs, PETA India 3000 People Protest, Demand to Lift Ban on Jallikattu BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Anupam Kher Dedicates Poem to Kashmiri Pandit’s January 19, 2017 11:14

On the 27th anniversary of Pandits' who migrated from the Kashmir valley due to increasing violence, popular Bollywood actor Anupam Kher posted a poem dedicated to them. He tweeted: "27yrs on we Kashmiri Pandits are still refugees in our own country. A protest poem about their Silent Scream. Do share." "Our silence will spread all over the world...just like salt in an ocean... Our silence will demand answer for the torcher we faced in our own homeland," Kher recites in the video. The poem is written by Dr Sashi Shekhar Toshkani, a renowned Kashmiri poet. "No Kashmiri Pandit can forget this day. Announcements were being made from masjids saying 'Kashmiri Pandits, leave your house, you go.' That night is unforgettable for our Kashmiri Pandit friends and relatives," Kher told ANI. "It's been 27 years today. This exodus day is not celebrated but remembered. It is an effort to make our voices reach to those ears who don't want to hear this," he added. In the poem, Kher was referring to January 19, 1990, when more than 60,000 Kashmir Pandit families moved from the valley when Pakistan-backed militancy against the Indian government began. VIDEO: Salman Khan's Arms Act Case Verdict to be Given Today BY M. DIVYA SRI

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