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Indian-Origin Sikh Woman Appointed As First Canadian SC Judge June 24, 2017 19:34

Indian-Origin Sikh Woman Appointed As First Canadian SC Judge:- Palbinder Kaur Shergill, an Indian-origin Sikh woman and human rights activist, has been appointed as the first judge of the Canadian Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. She is the first turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judiciary of the country. Also a sole practitioner with Shergill and Company, Palbinder has extensive trial and experience of the legal proceedings. She has even appeared before courts and tribunals across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, Shergill’s appointment was welcomed by the World Sikh Organisation (WSO), calling it a “milestone” for the Sikh community in Canada. World Sikh Organisation President Mukhbir Singh said: “It is a matter of great pride that today we have the first turbaned Sikh appointed to the judiciary in Canada”. Yesterday, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the appointment under the new judicial application process unveiled on October 20 last year, the WSO of Canada said. As a general legal counsel for the WSO since 1991, Shergill has been active through her work, in helping attribute human rights and religious accommodation law in Canada, said the organization. SUPRAJA

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Expected In September June 24, 2017 19:27

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Expected In September:- South Korean tech giant Samsung, in an apparent move to take on its biggest rival Apple, could launch its most expensive Galaxy phone, Note 8 - device in September, but not in August as earlier predicted, says media reports. The launch will match the Note 8 with the next iPhone unveiling from Apple which will come with AMOLED display and newly-launched iOS 11. The upcoming Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 may be its priciest one till now with a price tag of $900. The next iPhone, interestingly, is also rumored to be the costliest Apple device till date with a cost price of $1,00. Features: - A 6.2-inch display, dual cameras - 3,300mAh battery - The Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset - 6GB RAM Samsung has apparently improved the ease-of-use of split-screen multitasking, endowed the S Pen with more capabilities and added the ability to pin handwritten notes to the always-on display, as far as the software is concerned, the report noted. The Note 8 might be available in black, blue and gold variants. -SUPRAJA

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PM Modi Arrives In Portugal On The First Leg Of His Three-Nation Tour June 24, 2017 19:11

PM Modi Arrives In Portugal On The First Leg Of His Three-Nation Tour:- On the first leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi arrived in Portugal. Modi will hold talks with his Portugese counterpart Antonio Costa to boost bilateral ties. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted along with some photographs. “Ola Portugal. PM @narendramodi arrives in Lisbon, departing from protocol Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva receives the Prime Minister. Olá Portugal. PM @narendramodi arrives in Lisbon, departing from Protocol Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva receives the Prime Minister pic.twitter.com/sXYXZHVJ4W — Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) June 24, 2017 Modi, before leaving for Lisbon, had said during his meeting with the Portuguese Prime Minister Costa, the two leaders will build on their recent discussions and review the progress of various joint initiatives and decisions. Meanwhile, Costa tweeted this is an excellent opportunity to review the implementation of the accords agreed during his India visit and sign new agreements. The highlight of Modi’s four-day three-nation visit will be the US leg as Modi will be meeting President Donald Trump. On June 26, Modi will be meeting Trump in Washington. The Indian PM ahead of his US visit, said he looked forward to the opportunity of having an in-depth exchange of views. Modi tweeted: “My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world.” My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world. https://t.co/UaF6lbo1ga — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 23, 2017 In his Facebook post, Modi said his two-day visit to Washington from June 25 was at the invitation of Trump. Modi will be meeting some prominent American CEOs, apart from official meetings with Trump and his cabinet colleagues. After the US visit, on June 27, Modi will travel to Netherlands, where he will have a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and call on King Willem-Alexander and meet Queen Maxima. The two countries are celebrating 70 years of the establishment of Indo-Dutch diplomatic relations this year. Ahead of the visit, Modi said I look forward to meeting Prime Minister Rutte and reviewing our bilateral relations. I would be exchanging views with PM Rutte on important global issues including counter- terrorism and climate change.” SUPRAJA

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TDP Cancels “Maha Sankalp Deeskha” Event June 24, 2017 18:50

TDP Cancels “Maha Sankalp Deeskha” Event:- The much-publicized event “Maha Sankalp Deeskha” that was  scheduled to be held in the coastal city on Saturday, has been canceled by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The event was touted as a counter to YSR Congress Party’s (YSRCP) Maha Dharna that was held a couple of days ago. As the TDP leadership felt that they might not match the crowd that the YSRCP commanded, the TDP canceled the Deeksha. Addressing the media, Deputy Chief Minister N Chinna Rajappa said to commemorate the three-year rule of the party, the TDP is planning to conduct a grand celebration. SUPRAJA

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DJ Movie First Day Collections Are Phenomenal June 24, 2017 18:39

DJ Movie First Day Collections Are Phenomenal:- Duvvada Jagannadham or DJ featuring Allu Arjun and Pooja Hedge in lead roles, hit the screens yesterday with packed theaters. For the first three days till Sunday, the tickets for this movie were sold out and the screens are running full houses. In more than 300 screens worldwide, DJ opened to a record openings and this is the first time in the career of Allu Arjun. The first day collections of the movie were massive and made a monumental gross amount of INR 33 crores worldwide. This is the highest collections for any film in the career of Stylish Star Allu Arjun. It was the overseas market that received a mind-blowing response and earned a gross amount of INR 16 crores, while the Indian market contributed about INR 17 crores. Nizam – 4,95,00,000 Ceded – 2,70,00,000 Nellore – 1,10,17,528 Guntur – 2,26,00,000 Krishna – 1,03,06,746 West Godavari – 2,08,00,000 East Godavari – 1,86,00,000 Uttharandhra – 1,95,00,000 Duvvada Jagannadham has become a smashing hit now, with a total share of INR 17 crores in the Telugu speaking states alone. The director of the flick, Harish Shankar before the release of the film, had said confidently that, “ DJ is that one special film for me where I pushed myself as a writer and director to deliver the best. As a result, came up with a one of its kind climax. I am sure you guys will have a blast in the theaters. Mark your calendars, it is June 23rd.” SUPRAJA

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NRNM Movie Hindi Dubbing Rights Sold For Whopping Amount? June 24, 2017 18:23

NRNM Movie Hindi Dubbing Rights Sold For Whopping Amount?:- Rana Daggubati, after the enormous success of Baahubali 2, is a heart-throb now not just in South India cinema, but nation wide. The actor even before Baahubali 2was a familiar face in Hindi cinema because of the roles he essayed in Bollywood films like “Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani”, “Baby” and “The Ghazi Attack.” Because of the bulky roles that he has donned so far in his career, the heavily built actor has a huge fan following across India now. Currently, Rana is working on his upcoming film titled “Nene Raju Nene Mantri” (NRNM), whichi is being directed by Teja. In the film, Rana plays a coveting politician, who wishes to become the Chief Minister by any means. The theatrical trailer of the film was released by the film makers a few days ago and it received an overwhelming response on the social media. NRNM features Kajal Agarwal and Catherine Tresa in the female lead roles. According to recent reports, the Hindi dubbing rights of NRNM have been sold for a whopping amount of Rs 11 crores. This huge figure is only next to Mahesh Babu’s SpYder, which bought a gigantic Rs 28 crores. This only shows the following of Rana Daggubati, after his films like Baahubali :The Conclusion and The Ghazi attack. Touted to be a political thriller, Nene Raju Nene Mantri is being directed by popular Telugu writer/director Teja and is being produced by Rana Daggubati’s father, Suresh Babu jointly with CH Bharath Chowdhary and V Kiran Reddy under Suresh Productions and Blue Planet Entertainments. SUPRAJA

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Telangana’s Little Toddler Slips Beyond 200 Feet? June 24, 2017 17:24

Telangana’s Little Toddler Slips Beyond 200 Feet?:- The terrifying incident which occurred on June 22, where a 18-month toddler fell into the dried-up borewell has now slipped beyond 200 feet. According to the rescue workers, which included personnel from NDRF, ONGC, district firefighters and police, the cameras which were sent down to 200 feet were not able to locate her. The State Minister Mahender Reddy said, “Every effort is being made to bring the girl alive to the surface.” Moreover, the District Collector Raghunandan Rao is also coordinating the rescue operations. The Telangana State CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao is said to be monitoring the rescue efforts. It may be recalled that the toddler, identified as Meena fell into a abandoned borewell on Thursday in Ikkareddyguda near Chevella in Ranga Reddy district. The rescue efforts which began on Thursday night are continuing when reports last came in. SUPRAJA

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Facebook To Launch New “Video Creation App”? June 24, 2017 15:40

Facebook To Launch New “Video Creation App”?:- The social networking site, Facebook, with an aim to empower its creator community, has announced its plans to launch a new application, “a video creation app” just for the video creators later this year. The new application will be made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed worthy enough to use Facebook Mentions. The Facebook Mentions is an app that is available only to verified accounts owned by journalists, celebrities and other online influencers, says a leading gadget channel. The new video creation app, apart from the access to Facebook Live, will have a new “creative kit” that includes tools like special intros and outros to videos, custom stickers, custom frames, among other tools. You can find a Community tab, where the rich and famous can interact with their fans and followers on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. The tab, which resembles a play button, brings up “an endless stream” of Facebook videos, from pages users follow and videos liked or shared by friends.The announcement of this new video creation app was made at VidCon, a place where video creators from all over the world assemble to promote their show as well as to meet their fan base and get new ideas. It is also a chance for the video platforms to showcase their products to attract more creators. SUPRAJA

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Chicago’s Apple Store Roof looks like a Giant MacBook June 24, 2017 15:19

Chicago’s Apple Store Roof looks like a Giant MacBook:- Apple, the tech-giant teamed with some top class architecture firms to construct Apple stores. Now a lavish and giant Apple store is being made in Chicago with the roof featuring the Apple logo. A giant Macbook will be showcased on the roof and Zeller Realty Group is busy designing it. It is being made on 20000 square feet with lot of glass, steel and wood to construct the design. James McGrath is the designer behind the architecture. It has been revealed that Apple is in plans to give a better shopping experience for their subscribers. The logo will be stuck back on top of the thin, carbon-fiber roof near the completion of the building to resemble a MacBook laptop. This is not a huge surprise as there are several beautiful architectures that Apple holds.

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Eight TN Fisherman Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy June 24, 2017 15:04

Eight TN Fisherman Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy:- For allegedly fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation, the Sri Lankan Navy has arrested eight Tamil Nadu fishermen today. The fishermen were spotted fishing from Nagapattinam District near Paruthithurai, and that is when the Navy personnel of Lanka came and took them to the Kangesanthurai port. The Joint Director of fisheries department, Nagapattinam district, Amala Xavier, said the fishermen were using mechanized fishing boat. They had been arrested on charges of alleged violation of the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in the exclusive zone meant for Lankan fishermen. The official said their boat was also impounded. In a similar incident, about two days earlier, four fisherman from Pudukottai district and 17 from Karaikal region in Puducherry were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation. On June 22, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s intervention to secure the release of 20 fishermen from the state and 137 boats, allegedly apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy. The Sri Lankan authorities have arrested as many as 22 fishermen from the state, since the ban on fishing ended on June 15, said the fisheries department officials. SUPRAJA

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