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MS Dhoni Nominated For Prestigious Padma Bhushan Award September 20, 2017 14:35

MS Dhoni Nominated For Prestigious Padma Bhushan Award:- Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the Indian Cricket board for the country’s third highest civilian award - the Padma Bhushan - for his contribution to the game. Only one name was sent by the Board for the Padma awards this year, confirmed a senior BCCI official. It was a unanimous decision to nominate India’s most successful captain. “Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. There was no doubt among the members that Dhoni has impeccable credentials. Two World titles (2011 50-over World Cup and 2007 World T20), nearly 10,000 runs, 90 Test matches. There is no one better than him, who could have been nominated,” a senior BCCI official told a leading news paper on condition of anonymity. No other nominations have been sent by the BCCI for the Padma awards this year. Besides a record of 4876 runs in 90 Test matches, the 36-year-old has scored 9737 runs in 302 ODIs. He has also played 78 T20 Internationals, notching up 1212 runs. Along with 100 international half-centuries, Dhoni has 16 international hundreds (6 in Tests and 10 in ODIs) . Dhoni as a wicketkeeper, has held 584 catches across formats (256 in Tests, 285 in ODIs and 43 in T20 Internationals). He has also effected 163 stumpings. Dhoni is already a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna, Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna, and the Padma Shri award. He will become the 11th Indian cricketer to get the third highest civilian honor. Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Chandu Borde, Prof DB Deodhar, Col CK Nayudu, and Lala Amarnath are some of the notable international cricketers, who have been the recipients of Padma Bhushan award. Raja Bhalindra Singh of Patiala and Vijaya Anand - the Maharaja of Vizianagaram are the lesser known names. Singh played 13 first-class matches, whereas Anand was the captain during their 1936 tour to England. SUPRAJA

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Mexico Quake : Death Toll Rises To 224, School Building Collapse Leaves 21 Children Dead September 20, 2017 14:06

Mexico Quake : Death Toll Rises To 224, School Building Collapse Leaves 21 Children Dead:- Around twenty one children were killed after a school building toppled, following a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Wednesday. Many buildings were reduced to rubble and at least 224 people were killed in the quake.  (Image Source: NY Daily News) While thousands fled into the streets in panic, many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in Mexico City alone as high-rises across the city pitched sickeningly. Since a 1985 quake on the same date that killed thousands, the quake is the deadliest in Mexico. It came less than two weeks after another powerful quake caused 90 deaths in the country’s south. (Image Source: RT.com) Head of the national Civil Defense agency, Luis Felipe Puente, had confirmed that the death toll had been raised to 149. His tweet said 55 people died in Morelos state, just south of Mexico City, while 49 died in the capital and 32 were killed in nearby Puebla state, where the quake was centered. Ten people died in the State of Mexico, which surrounds Mexico City on three sides, and three were killed in Guerrero state, he said. (Image Source: The Express Tribune) The federal government declared a state of disaster in Mexico City, freeing up emergency funds. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he had ordered all hospitals to open their doors to the injured. The Mexico City mayor, Mancera, said 50 to 60 people were rescued alive by citizens and emergency workers in the capital. Authorities said at least 70 people in the capital had been hospitalized for injuries. The earth quake sent people throughout the city fleeing from homes and offices, and many people remained in the streets for hours, fearful of returning to the structures. Alarms blared and traffic stopped around the Angel of Independence monument on the iconic Reforma Avenue. Electricity and cellphone service was interrupted in many areas and traffic was snarled as signal lights went dark. (Image Source: Vox) The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 quake hit at 1:14 PM and was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 123 kilometers southeast of Mexico City. The new quake appeared to be unrelated to the magnitude 8.1 temblor that hit September 7 off Mexico’s southern coast and also was felt strongly in the capital. (Video Source: What’s Trending) SUPRAJA

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Bathukamma - Telangana’s Floral Festival September 20, 2017 13:26

Bathukamma - Telangana’s Floral Festival:- A colorful and vibrant festival of Telangana is the Bathukamma festival, that is celebrated by women, with flowers that grow exclusively in each region. This festival is a symbol of Telangana’s cultural identity. Bathukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains usually brings plenty of water into the fresh water ponds of Telangana and it is also the time when wild flowers bloom in various vibrant colors all across the uncultivated and barren plains of the region. The most abundant of these are the ‘gunuka poolu’ and ‘tangedu poolu’. There are other flowers too like the banti, chemanti, nandi-vardhanam etc. Bathukamma is celebrated by the women folk of Telangana, heralding the beauty of nature in vibrant colors of multitudinous flowers. The festival starts a week before the grand ‘Saddula Bathukamma’ (the grand finale of the Bathukamma festival) which falls two days before Dussehra. The women folk normally get back to their parent’s home from their in-laws and breathe the fresh air of freedom to celebrate the colors of flowers. For one complete week, they make small ‘Bathukammas’, play around them every evening and immerse them in a nearby water pond. (Image Source: Bathukamma) On the last day, the men folk of the house go into the wild plains and gather the flowers like gunuka and tangedi. They bring home bagfuls of these flowers and the entire household sits down to make the big ‘Bathukamma’. The flowers are carefully arranged row after row in a brass plate (called taambalam) in circular rows and in alternate colors. As evening approaches, the women folk dress colorfully with the best of their attire and adorn lot of ornaments and place the Bathukamma in their courtyard. The women of neighborhood also gather in a large circle around it. They start singing songs by circling it repeatedly, building a beautiful human circle of unity, love, sisterhood. (Image Source: V6 English news Portal) After playing in circles around the “Bathukammalu”, before the onset of dusk, the women folk carry them on their heads and move as a procession towards a bigger water body near the village or town. The procession is extremely colorful with the decorations of women and the “Bathukammalu”. Songs of folklore are sung in chorus throughout the procession and the streets resonate with them. Finally, when they reach the water pond the “Batukammalu” are slowly immersed into water after some more playing and singing. Then they share the ‘maleeda’ (a dessert made with sugar or raw sugar and corn bread) sweets amongst the family members and neighborhood folks. They return to their homes with empty ‘taambaalam’ singing songs in praise of Bathukamma. The songs of Bathukamma echo in the streets until late night during the entire week. Bathukamma celebrates the inherent relationship between earth, water and the human beings. During the entire preceding week, women make ‘boddemma’ (a deity of Gowri – mother Durga – made with earthly mud) along with Bathukamma and immerse it in the pond. This helps reinforce the ponds and helps it retain more water. The flowers used in Bathukamma have a great quality of purifying water and such flowers when immersed in abundance into the pond have the effect of cleansing the water and making the environment much better.   The festival heralds the beauty of nature, collective spirit of Telangana people, the indomitable spirit of women folks and also the scientific approach of the agrarian people towards preserving the resources of nature in a celebrative way. Hence, Bathukamma is the icon of cultural identity of Telangana. - History Of Bathukamma According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, once upon a time there was a King named Dharmangada who belonged to the Chola Dynasty. This particular king largely ruled over South India. His wife gave birth to a girl child after many years of rituals and prayer. She was named as Princess Lakshmi. During Baby Lakshmi upbringing, she survived many unforeseen accidents and incidents in life. The parents felt life and death while bring up their only child. Later they named their daughter as Bathukamma. According to the Telugu language, Bathuku means life and Amma means a female names and mother. Then on this particular Bathukamma festival is grandly celebrated by young girls in Telangana region in India. The main purpose of this particular festival is to pray with devotion to the Goddess in the strong belief that all young girls would get their beloved husbands as per their desire and wish soon. On the other hand, married women along with their household friends and relatives celebrate this festival in order to pray to the Goddess for prosperity and good health of their family. This particular festival is primarily celebrated by unmarried young girls who are in the marriageable age. On the other hand men folks along with their wife’s and other family members, relatives and friends help in the gathering of flowers and floral arrangement of a beautiful flower stack during the festival season. Bathukamma festival has many myths behind its festivity. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, one myth regarding Goddess Gauri is that she after a fierce fight killed ‘Mahishasura’ the demon. After this serious act, she went into deep sleep due to fatigue on the ‘Aswayuja Padyami’ day. All the Hindu religious devotees strongly prayed with devotion and dedication for her to wake up. It is to be noted that she woke up on the Dasami day. The other version of Bathukamma is that there was a king named Dharmangada and a queen named Satyavati belonging to Chola Dynasty. They lost their hundred sons in the war front. So they prayed and performed ritual to Goddesses Lakshmi to be born as their daughter. The Goddesses heard it and immediately obliged them. On her birth, many scholar and pundits visited the baby at the royal palace and blessed her by calling Bathukamma or live forever. While another version says that Parvathi or Batakamma is a adherent lover of flowers. The seasonal flowers of spring are arranged on a square bamboo frame or square wooden plank with the size of frames that is hardly tapering off to directly form a pinnacle on the top. It looks like the shape of a temple tower or ‘Gopura’. On top of the flowers, a lump of turmeric is kept. The worship of Goddess Batakamma is done with this little floral is mountain. This festival belongs to the women folk of Telangana region. Then men and children participate with lot of interest and enthusiasm in this festivity. The young unmarried girls play a active role in this festival. - Bathukamma Procedure To make the beautiful flowers carpet for Bathukamma , if any of the flowers specifically mentioned below; like ‘Gummadi Puvvu’ (Pumpkin flower), ‘Thangedu’ and ‘Gunugu Puvvulu’ (flowers) and ‘Gummadi Aakulu’(leaves of a Pumpkin plant) are not available; you may arrange Bathukamma with which ever flowers you can procure. - You will have to procure suitable quantity and types of flowers, depending on the size of Bathukamma you want to arrange. - Pick up a suitable round steel or a brass plate with a small edge. The Bathukamma can be arranged on a 12 inch plate. You can arrange Bathukamma on an 8 inch plate or even a smaller one, for first attempt. - Lay two pieces of thread on the plate perpendicular to one another and passing over the centre of the plate. These threads should belong enough , so that after arranging the entire Bathukamma in a conical pattern, these threads are drawn upwards and tied at the top to hold the Bathukamma intact. - Over the plate and the threads, place a ‘Vistharaku’ (a plate made out of leaves). And trim the edges of the ‘Vistharaku’ to match the circular base of the metal plate. - Spread a thin layer of Pumpkin leaves over the ‘Vistharaku’. - Arrange one layer of ‘Thangedu Puvvulu’ (Thangedu flowers).These tiny yellow flowers with green buds and leaves and long stems are available at the time of Bathukamma festival. - The next layer of flowers is with Gunugu Puvvulu’. ‘Gunugu’ flowers with long stems running almost upto the centre of the plate are now arranged radially. You can arrange the row of‘Gunugu’ flowers to any reasonable width taking care that the layer is gradually tapering to finally give a conical shape to Bathukamma. The protruding parts of the ‘Gunugu Puvvulu’ can be trimmed. - The hollow that is forming at the centre as you are radially arranging the flowers can be filled with Pumpkin leaves,or any other leaves or loose flowers. - Subsequent top layers/rows may be arranged with any colorful flowers like yellow and orange ‘Banthi Puvvulu’ (Marigold flowers), ‘Chamanthi Puvvulu’ (Chrysanthemum flowers)and any other colorful flowers and even with some artificially colored flowers specially made available for Bathukamma festival. If the flowers do not have stems or the stems are not strong enough,pieces of broomsticks are inserted into the flowers to act as stems and help in arranging and holding the flowers together. - At the very top, a Pumpkin flower is placed. - Finally the loose ends of the two threads placed over the bottom plate and under the ‘Vistharaku’ are drawn up and tied at the top to hold the ‘Vistharaku’ and the flowers arranged over it (Bathukamma)in position. Towards the end of Bathukamma celebrations, Bathukamma is given a traditional farewell (‘Saaganampadam’) by placing Bathukamma over a water body -a river or lake. - Bathukamma is placed over the surface of water and the plate on which it is arranged is cautiously taken out. Our colorful Bathukamma now standing on the ‘Vistharaku’ can be seen graciously floating. Watching hundreds of families dressed in their best attire and happily playing colorful Bathukammas of different sizes along the shore and then seeing countless Bathukammas floating and dancing with the waves in the lake or river is a very grand and happy sight, beyond description. (Video Source: Latha Channel) - Bathukamma Ritual (Image Source: Festival Sherpa) For the nine days, in the evening, women, especially young girls, gather in large numbers with their Bathukammas in open areas of their locality. All women will form a circle around the Bathukamma and start singing folk songs by clapping their hands and revolving around the Bathukamma, synchronizing steps and claps in unison provide a splendorous look to the festivities. Women seek good health, prosperity and happiness for their families. The songs are to invoke the blessings of various goddesses. By principle, the rendition end with any one of the following three tributes Uyyaala,Chandamama or Gouramma. Bathukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains usually brings plenty of water into the fresh water ponds of Telangana and it is also the time when wild flowers bloom in various vibrant colors all across the uncultivated and barren plains of the region. The most abundant of these are the ‘gunuka poolu’ and ‘tangedu poolu’. There are other flowers too like the banti, chemanti, nandi-vardhanam etc. Bathukamma is celebrated by the women folk of Telangana, heralding the beauty of nature in vibrant colors of multitudinous flowers. Each day has a name mainly signifying the type of “naivedyam” (food offering) offered. Most of the naivedyam (food offering) offered are very simple to prepare, and usually young children or young girls are mainly involved in the preparation of the offerings for the first eight days of the festival. The last day, called saddula Bathukamma is when all the women take part in the preparation. Following is the list of names for each day and the naivedyam offered on that day. 1) Engili Pula Bathukamma The first day of the festival falls on Mahalaya Amavasya, also known as Pethara Amavasya in Telangana region. Food offering/Naivedyam: Nuvvulu (Sesame seeds) with biyyampindi (rice flour) or nookalu (coarsely ground wet rice). 2) Atkula Bathukamma The second day is called Atkula bathukamma, falls on the Padyami (first day) of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: Sappidi pappu (Bland boiled lentils), Bellam (jaggery), and atkulu (flattened parboiled rice) 3) Muddapappu Bathukamma The third day of Bathukamma falls on Vidiya/second day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: muddapappu (softened boiled lentils), milk and bellam (jaggery). 4) Nanabiyyam Bathukamma The fourth day falls on thidiya/third day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering / Naivedyam: nananesina biyyam (wet rice), milk, and bellam (jaggery). 5) Atla Bathukamma The fifth day falls on the chathurdi/fourth day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: uppidi pindi atlu( pan cakes made from wheatlets), or Dosa. 6) Aligina Bathukamma The sixth day falls on the panchami/fifth day of Ashwayuja masam. No food offering is made. 7) Vepakayala Bathukamma The seventh day falls on the sashti/sixth day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: rice flour shaped into the fruits of neem tree is deep fried. 8) Vennamuddala Bathukamma The eight day falls on sapthami/seventh day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: nuvvulu (sesame), Venna (Butter) or ghee (clarified butter), and bellam (jaggery). 9) Saddula Bathukamma The ninth day of bathukamma is celebrated on ashtami/eight day of Ashwayuja masam, and coincides with Durgashtami. Food offering/Naivedyam: Five types of cooked rice dishes: perugannam saddi (curd rice), chinthapandu pulihora saddi (tamarind rice), nimmakaya saddi (lemon rice), kobbara saddi (coconut rice) and nuvvula saddi (sesame rice). SUPRAJA

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Huge Price Offered for NBK 102 Hindi Rights September 20, 2017 12:58

Huge Price Offered for NBK 102 Hindi Rights:- Even before the release of Baahubali, Telugu films have been dubbed and are being telecasted on television for Hindi audience. The craze turned homogenous after the release of Baahubali. Several television channels are approaching the filmmakers during the shoots to acquire the rights of Tollywood biggies. Nandamuri Balakrishna is shooting for his next in the direction of KS Ravikumar and the shoot of the film is taking place in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The deal of Hindi dubbing rights has been closed now. A leading hindi channel acquired the Hindi dubbing rights of this untitled project for a whopping amount of Rs 6.5 crores. The makers were happy with the deal and closed it instantly. Nayanthara and Natasha Doshi are the female leads in the film which will showcase Balakrishna as a faction leader. The film has been planned to be wrapped up in packed schedules and is going as per the plan. The makers are in plans to release this film during Sankranthi next year. C Kalyan is the producer.

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Bihar’s Bhagalpur Dam Collapses A Day Before Inauguration September 20, 2017 12:43

Bihar’s Bhagalpur Dam Collapses A Day Before Inauguration:- In a shocking turn of events, Bihar’s Gateshwar Panth Canal Project, suffered a major blow as a part of the dam collapsed just 24 hours before the inaugural ceremony. The project estimated to cost around Rs 389.31 crore was all set to be inaugurated by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The wall of the canal collapsed when water from the Ganga forcefully hit it after the pump was switched on for trial run at Bateshwar sthan in Bhagalpur district. The water gushed into Kahalgaon and inundated areas in NTPC township as well some civil areas including residence of Kahalgaon civil judge and sub-judge. (Video Source: IndiaTV) Stirring the administrative head, Minister of Water Resources, Lallan Singh said, “The dam broke due to release of water in full capacity. The incident has not caused any damage to the newly constructed part of the project.” The inauguration of the dam has been canceled, due to an unfortunate incident. The Bateshwarasthan Ganga Pump Canal Project was prepared by the government under the irrigation scheme at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur. The main aim of building the dam was to collect water in the canal so that the farmers would not have to face any problem. The collapsing has created a frantic atmosphere. Several reports of waterlogging have been identified and water can be seen entering the city, penetrating many homes of low-lying areas. The officials concerned immediately reached the spot, as soon as the information about the dam broke. (Image Source: Dnaindia.com) Principal Secretary of Water Resources department Arun Kumar Singh along with Bhagalpur DM and SP are on the spot to supervise measures for draining out water from NTPC township and some civil areas of Kahalgaon, around 3 km from the project site. “Sandbags are being put to check the flow of water,” Arun Singh Jharkhand State was also to be benefited from this project. The irrigation facility would have been available in 18620 hectares in Bhagalpur and 22658 hectares in Godda district of Jharkhand, through this project. Initially, this was just 13.88 crore plan but in January 1977, the Planning Commission had approved the scheme at a cost of Rs 13.88 crore. SUPRAJA

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Filmmaker RGV To Be Arrested For Vangaveeti Movie Case? September 20, 2017 12:38

Filmmaker RGV To Be Arrested For Vangaveeti Movie Case?:- The police have been directed the Vijayawada court to arrest controversial director Ram Gopal Varma and producer Dasari Kiran Kumar. The arrest relates to the Vangaveeti movie case. Vangaveeti Radha Krishna raised objections regarding the biopic of his father Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga. Mohana Ranga was killed in gang wars of Vijayawada during 1988. Even though Varma met Radha Krishna and his mother ahead of the release but the discussions did not go off well. The maverick director ignored their objections and allegedly distorted the facts in the film ultimately insulting Vangaveeti family. Finally, Radha Krishna knocked the doors of the court. The family alleged that the movie is filled with half-truths and does not depict the actual character of Mohana Ranga. The police have been ordered by the court to register an FIR and arrest director Varma and producer Kiran Kumar. SUPRAJA

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Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Trailer: Surprising and Thrilling September 20, 2017 12:29

Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Trailer: Surprising and Thrilling:- King Nagarjuna surprised everyone after he signed a horror thriller titled Raju Gari Gadhi 2 which is said to be the sequel for Raju Gari Gadhi. Super talented director Omkhar directed the movie and it has been shot in Pondicherry and Hyderabad. Samantha and Seerat Kapoor are the heroines in the film. Vennela Kishore, Naresh, Shakalaka Shankar and Ashwin Babu played the other pivotal roles in the movie. Raju Gari Gadhi 2 trailer has been released today on the eve of Akkineni Nageswara Rao’s birth anniversary. Raju Gari Gadhi 2 trailer strikes hard with the thrilling episodes throughout and the VFX work is the major highlight of the trailer. Samantha plays a ghost and her character is said to be the key for Raju Gari Gadhi 2. The stunning VFX work and a gripping background score makes Raju Gari Gadhi 2 trailer impressive. SS Thaman composed the music and the post-production work of Raju Gari Gadhi 2 is currently on cards. PVP Cinema in association with OAK Entertainments along with Matinee Entertainments are the producers of Raju Gari Gadhi 2. The movie has been announced for October 13th release during Diwali all over. Nagarjuna will be seen as a mentalist in the movie and Seerat Kapoor has an interesting role. Raju Gari Gadhi 2 trailer raises the bars all over.

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Actor Dileep Case Final Report In Three Weeks, Says SIT September 20, 2017 11:16

Actor Dileep Case Final Report In Three Weeks, Says SIT:- The Special Investigation Team (SIT), on Tuesday submitted before the Kerala High Court that it can file the final report in the actress assault case in three weeks. While opposing the fifth bail application filed by actor Dileep, the prosecution made the submission. The court adjourned the hearing of the case to September 26. A day after the Angamaly Judicial First Class Magistrate dismissed his petition, Dileep filed the bail petition. The magistrate had observed that he could only apply for default bail, considering the gravity of the offence, after 90 days of the investigation if the prosecution fails to file the final report. The Malayalam actor had contended that no other fresh allegation was made about the alleged conspiracy other than those in the remand report filed on July 11, in the latest remand report submitted on September 16 for extending the judicial custody of the petitioner. According to the petition, the offence, including 376 (D) (gangrape) of IPC cannot be bought against Dileep even on the admitted facts. There is a total bar in using the confession of an accused given to the police, as per section 25 of the Indian Evidence Act. Similarly, the confession of an accused cannot be used against his co-accused as evidence, as per the settled prevailing law for more than a century. The records clearly reveal that there was not even a rustle that the object of the conspiracy alleged to be hatched by Dileep and Pulsar Suni was to abduct the actress and commit gangrape or rape her. Besides, the first information given by the actor stated that Suni had told her that he had got a quotation to take and handover naked videos of her to the party that engaged him. Hence the offence punishable under 376 (D) could not be attributed against Dileep with the aid of section 120 B (criminal conspiracy). The investigation agency had no case that the petitioner had ever threatened or influenced any witnesses. Hence, there is no justification for his continued detention on the apprehension of tampering with evidence or influencing the witnesses. Since July 10, the petitioner had been in custody and the investigation was almost complete. Therefore, further custody appeared to be not required for further investigation, Dileep argued. SUPRAJA

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Pension Calculator App To Be Launched Today For Central Govt Employees September 20, 2017 10:35

Pension Calculator App To Be Launched Today For Central Govt Employees:- We have some good news here for the Central government employees! The government has unveiled its plans to launch a mobile application, under the name “Pension Calculator” for the Central government employees who are about to retire to help them monitor the progress of their pension settlement cases. An official release issued by the Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Ministry said, through the pension calculator, the retired employees will also be able to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints, if any. The ministry already has a pensioners’ portal for this purpose. The mobile app will be extending to the mobile handset all services meant for the pensioner which are currently available on the portal of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, it said. A superannuating central government official will be able to monitor the progress of his or her pension settlement with this mobile application. The retired officials will be able to assess or check details of their pension amounts through the pension calculator as well register grievances and get updates on orders issued by the department, it said. The Minister of State for Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh, will launch the application. Singh will also reward the pensioners for outstanding contributions towards “Anubhav” a platform for retiring employees for sharing their experiences on working with the government. Moreover, a workshop on pre-retirement counseling of 300 central government employees who are on the verge of retirement is also scheduled to be held. The main aim of the workshop would be to help government pensioners and also to create awareness about post-retirement entitlements as well as to help them plan for life after retirement, the release said. There will be four interactive sessions which will cover among other things a roadmap to retirement, medical facilities for pensioners and re-engagement of retired people for voluntary social activities, it said. There will be a session on Income Tax and other benefits for senior citizens as well as investment and financial planning for retired people and the importance of writing a will, the release said. The first of a series of pension adalats, will be launched by the pension department in this program. The pension adalats seek to bring together an aggrieved pensioner, the department concerned and a bank or CGHS representative, wherever relevant, so that such cases could be settled across the table within the framework of rules. Around 17 pensioners will receive the “Anubhav Awards 2017”. At the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the “Anubhav” scheme was instituted. Modi encouraged retiring or retired employees to submit their experiences while working in the government to create institutional wealth for the government for future governance and inspire the coming generations of government officials, it said. SUPRAJA

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Junior Doctors At Gandhi Hospital Resort To Flash Strike September 20, 2017 10:23

Junior Doctors At Gandhi Hospital Resort To Flash Strike:- An attack on two women junior doctors at Gandhi Hospital by the relatives of a deceased patient in the early hours on Wednesday led to a flash strike by the Junior Doctors. The junior doctors even boycotted their regular duties. The medicos were attending to a 70-year-old Md Muneer who was brought to the emergency department of the hospital in the early hours of Wednesday. According to officials, the patient died while undergoing treatment, which apparently triggered a violent response from the relatives who brought Muneer to the hospital. (Video Source: ABN Telugu) According to medicos, the two women junior doctors have received serious injuries in the attack. A police complaint with Chilkalguda police station has already been filed by the Resident Medical Officer (RMO), Gandhi Hospital. Meanwhile, the Hospital Superintendent, Dr Sravan Kumar said that efforts will be made to reduce the impact of the flash strike of medicos. SUPRAJA

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