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“People Close to me were Worried About my Health”- Aamir Khan November 30, 2016 11:04

Everyone was shocked when pictures of Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan's drastic weight loss went viral on social media. Mr. Perfectionist who is all getting ready for his upcoming movie "Dangal" has lost 9.67 percent body fat for the role of the wrestling coach. To give his role a realistic look, Aamir had put on 97 kgs at first and later came down to 72 kgs.When asked about the same at a recent press interaction, the actor candidly admitted, “Kiran was concerned and so was my mother. I was actually more concerned about my film, performance, and character. I wasn’t concerned about my health. However, the people close to me were.”Aamir plays former wrestler Mahavir Phogat in the film "Dangal". He will be seen training his two daughters Geeta Phobat and Babita Kumari to win gold and silver in wrestling, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.When asked if he will again do a drastic transformation in the future, Aamir revealed, “It depends on the role. If the role requires me to do it, then I will.” VIDEO Also Read: Allu Arjun's 'DJ' Shooting Stopped BY M. DIVYA SRI

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7 Killed Including 2 officers & 5 Jawans in Nagrota Terror Attack November 30, 2016 10:48

After two soldiers were injured in a terror attack on Tuesday at Nagrota Army Headquarter there has been a rise in a number of soldiers injured. A total of seven has been killed in which two were officers and five were jawans.On Tuesday, two major terror attacks were seen in which seven army personnel, including a Major, were killed. Eight other security men, including a BSF DIG, were injured before army men eliminated six heavily-armed terrorists in separate fierce encounters.In the first incident, a group of heavily-armed terrorists wearing police uniform attacked an army unit in Nagrota which is very close to the Corps headquarters located in the outskirts of Jammu city on Tuesday morning. This led to the intense gunbattle that lasted for hours.The terrorist even held 12 people hostage which includes soldiers, two ladies, and two children. But the army men successfully freed all the hostages, but in this process, one more officer, and two jawans were killed."The wives of the two army officers, who were on night duty when the encounter broke out, displayed exemplary courage as they blocked the entry of their quarters with all the household items, making it difficult for the terrorists to break into the houses," an army officer privy to the  encounter told PTI.Manish Mehta, Defence PRO, told reporters in Jammu that "bodies of three militants were recovered from the premises and combing operations have still not concluded. The combing operations were concluded for the day on nightfall but will resume on Tuesday on daybreak."Mehta also added that "the terrorists entered the premises disguised in police uniforms and launched into indiscriminate firing with heavy war-like ammunition.""A group of heavily armed militants, believed to be four-to-five in number, attacked the 166 field army regiment camp in Nagrota area of Jammu today [Tuesday] morning," a police officer told IANS."After entering the camp, the militants fired at the Officers Mess inside the camp. Two militants were killed and three soldiers injured. Other militants are still firing inside the camp," the officer added."We have ordered the closure of all schools and education institutions in Nagrota tehsil in view of the terror attack," Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.The attack came around the same time when an infiltration bid was undergoing near the Chambliyal border outpost in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, some 40 km away from Nagrota. However, any connection between the two attacks has not been confirmed as yet.A police officer said "security forces engaged a group of infiltrators from Pakistan in a shootout near the International Border. Three militants were killed in the heavy exchange of fire during which an ammunition dump caught flames and exploded, critically injuring at least six border policemen, including an officer of the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) rank, BS Kasana. The six, including Special Operation Group Inspector Sarabjit Singh, were taken to a hospital here, a police officer said, adding their condition was serious."BSF said, "detected suspicious movement of three persons late last night and a quick reaction team of the force swung into action, laying cordon in the area.""On realizing that they have been trapped, the militants started firing automatic weapons and lobbing grenades on the BSF troops. Unable to move further, the militants got holed up in a nearby tubewell hut. Taking advantage of the cover, they kept firing intermittently till the day break. The area was kept under intense surveillance by the troops deployed awaiting daybreak," the BSF said in a statement.At daybreak, the BSF personnel "made their move and with precise and stable fire, neutralized the three militants quickly," it said, adding one constable Shyamal Ahirwar sustained bullet injury in his wrist."Throughout the morning hours, Pakistan kept firing intermittently to provide cover to the militants", it said. "In the ensuing events, BSF's Jammu DIG B S Kasana, Inspector Sarabjit Singh of India Reserve Battalion and constable Vaibhav of BSF sustained injuries", it said."All the injured were immediately evacuated to military hospital and were reported to be stable", the statement said. "18 magazines, 25 live grenades, three IED waist belts, five chain IEDs (used to blow up railway tracks) and a wireless set were recovered from the slain terrorists. Had BSF not successfully contained and eliminated the terrorists, they could have caused massive damage in the mainland. It was only because of BSF's multi-tier security cover that this calamity was averted effectively," BSF spokesman said. Also Read: 2 Soldiers Injured in another Terror Attack by Pakistan in NagrotaBY M. DIVYA SRI

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RBI Decreases Withdrawal Limit of Jan Dhan Account Holders to Rs.10000/Month November 30, 2016 09:47

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a notification to all those who has the account in Jan Dhan. According to the notification, all those who are Jan Dhan account holders from money launderers will only be allowed to  withdraw Rs 10,000 per month. This notification is a temporary measure in order to protect farmers. This notification applies to all those 'know your customer' (KYC) compliant Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts which are funded through deposits of new bank notes after November 9, 2016. Previously, on November 8, the Centre had banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Next day banks started to dispense the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes.All those PMJDY account holders who wish to withdraw more than Rs 10,000 per month, need to submit appropriate documents in order to prove why they need the money. After all the documents are verified, that, the bank branch managers can allow individuals to exceed the limit of Rs 10,000 per month.All those who are either limited or non-KYC compliant PMJDY account holders will only be allowed to withdraw Rs 5,000 per month from the amount they've deposited after November 9, 2016."With a view to protect the innocent farmers and rural account holders of PMJDY from activities of money launders and legal consequences under the Benami Property Transaction & Money Laundering laws, it has been decided to place certain limits, as a matter of precaution, on the operations in the PMJDY accounts funded through deposits of Specified Bank Notes after November 09, 2016,"the RBI said in its notification. Also Read: No Transaction Charge on any Bank ATM Until Dec 30: RBIBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Flights Delayed Due to Dense Fog in North India November 30, 2016 09:25

As winters have arrived, north India witnessed the first dense fog on Wednesday morning. Fog has been reported also in several areas of northern India including in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and west Uttar Pradesh.Due to this dense fog, people faced difficulty because of low visibility in many areas. Many flights in Delhi and Lucknow airport were delayed because of poor visibility the India Meteorological Department issued weather warning on Tuesday. It said "shallow to moderate fog is very likely to cover Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab, west Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Sikkim. The fog is expected to last another six days." According to Sky Met, Palam reported thick fog, with the visibility dropping to 400 meters between 6 am to 7 am. R K Puram, Saket, AIIMS, Dhaula Kuan, East of Kailash, Noida and Faridabad too reported similar visibility conditions.According to Skymet Weather, the visibility of Palam dropped to 400 meters between 6 am and 7 am after thick fog covered the city. Several neighborhoods in Delhi, including R K Puram, Saket, AIIMS, Dhaula Kuan, East of Kailash, Noida, and Faridabad, were reported with similar visibility conditions. Skymet also said that "minimum temperatures over the national capital have already dropped. As well, the passage of a Western Disturbance and a depression in the Bay of Bengal have changed the wind pattern to easterly winds, which has increased humidity levels. The combination of these factors has created the dense fog across northern India."BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Amazon Employee Jumps from 12-Story Apollo Building November 30, 2016 08:47

In a shocking incident, an Amazon.com Inc. employee jumped from  Amazon's 12-story Apollo building after he was not transferred to the department he wanted to. Police said that the employee tried to commit suicide from the  company's Seattle headquarters. "The man, who wasn't identified by authorities, sent an e-mail visible to hundreds of co-workers, including Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, before the incident occurred, according to a person familiar with the matter. The man survived the fall from Amazon's 12-story Apollo building at about 8:45 a.m. local time Monday and was taken to a Seattle hospital", police said. "The man had recently put in a request to transfer to a different department, but was placed on an employee improvement plan, a step that can lead to termination if performance isn't improved", said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing company personnel matters. More than 20,000 people are working in multiple buildings at Amazon's headquarters. "Our thoughts are with our colleague as he continues to recover," Amazon said in a statement. "He's receiving some of the best care possible and we will be there to support him throughout the recovery process." "In the e-mail, the man also expressed criticism of how the company handled his transfer request, and he hinted that he might harm himself", according to the person. ALSO READ: Amazon launches biggest hub in Telangana BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Lok Sabha Passes the Bill to tax Money amid Chaos November 29, 2016 18:49

The Lok Sabha has passed the bill to tax money on November 29 without any debate.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "amid fierce slogan shouting by the opposition, the Taxation Laws (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2016 was brought after it came to the government's notice that some people were trying to illegally exchange the demonetised Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes."He said, "as per the amendment proposed, those caught illegally converting money will have to cough up 60 peer cent tax plus penalties, which will come to 85 percent.""It will give means to the Government of India to run schemes like Garib Kalyan Kosh...I urge the House to accept the amendments," he said.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, "since the bill is of urgent public importance, it has to be passed immediately."Though she wanted a debate, she said: "it is impossible because of the behavior of the opposition members." She also rejected some amendments moved by opposition members because they required President's approval which could not be obtained. Two amendments proposed by N K Premchandran (RSP) and B Mahtab (BJD) were allowed.Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and TMC's Sudip Bandhopadhyay said: "the two Adjournment Motion on demonetization and the Income Tax Amendment Bill can be discussed together as the issues were similar." Saugat Roy (TMC) said "since Jaitley yesterday introduced the Bill "surreptitiously" and "stealthily" amid the din, the opposition did not get a chance to oppose its introduction as per rules."B Mahtab said, "the discussion on demonetization was also necessary along with a debate on the bill as it had serious repercussions on the Income Tax laws."He said "a way should be found. When opposition members questioned bringing the bill for consideration and passage today at a short notice, Jaitley and Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said they were casting aspersions on the Chair."The members kept shouting slogans till the bill was passed. Soon the House was adjourned for the day.   Also Read: Telangana Assembly Pass GST BillBY M. DIVYA SRI

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TCS Employee Planned To Kill PM Modi Arrested November 29, 2016 18:39

The National Investigation Agency has recently arrested three Al-Qaeda suspects, including a TCS employee, were allegedly planning to eliminate 22 top leaders of the country including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reports said that they were also involved in threatening the officials of embassies of India in various countries. The names of the three suspects are Kareem Raja, Asif Sultan and Abbas Ali. Reports said that Kareem was arrested from Usmannagar, Asif Sultan from G R Nagar as well as Abbas Ali from Ismailpur of Madurai. Officials added that explosive materials were also recovered from the suspects. Police added that the NIA raided several places upon information of few Al-Qaeda operatives are handling from south region of Tamil Nadu and around Madurai. Refusing to elaborate much, police said, “Explosive materials as well as arms have been seized from the suspects.”Police also said that the suspects were involved in running an Al-Qaeda unit in South Tamil Nadu and were also involved in various blasts that took place in courts in recent past. NIA are further questioning the suspects in Madurai and searching for two more leaders namely, Hakeem and Dawood Sulaiman, who is also reportedly working for TCS. The families of the arrested suspects have claimed innocence and has thrashed all the charges, reports said.

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Allu Arjun’s ‘DJ’ Shooting Stopped November 29, 2016 18:21

Tollywood Stylish Star Allu Arjun is all set to thrill his fans in his upcoming movie "Duvvada Jagannadham"(DJ). The movie has been directed by Harish Shankar. After a huge blockbuster of his last movie "Sarrainodu", Allu Arjun has taken enough time to schedule his next movie. DJ is a comedy entertainer which stars Pooja Hegde as the female lead. Music is scored by Tollywood’s best music composer DeviSri Prasad. As the shooting was going smoothly, news has shocked everyone. According to a latest update, the movie unit has stopped the shooting. The reason is Allu Arjun has entered into a fatherhood phase. His wife Sneha Reddy has given birth to a baby girl. To enjoy the happy moments, Allu Arjun has decided to take a break from shooting for some time. That is why the shooting has been stopped for few days. On the other side, the note ban has affected the film industry very much. As a result, the DJ movie unit has postponed the current schedule. Also Read: No Heroine In Nagarjuna's NextBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Pre-Release Function of "Dhruva" to be Held on Dec 4 November 29, 2016 18:03

The much awaited Ram Charan's upcoming flick "Dhruva" pre-release function will be held on December 4th. Actress Rakul Preet Singh is playing the love interest for Ram Charan while Arvind Swamy is playing the role of villain.The movie has been produced by Allu Aravind under the prestigious Geetha Arts banner. the movie has been co-produced by NV Prasad. Surender Reddy is the director.The film has been surrounded by huge buzz since this is the second time Ram Charan has teamed up with Geetha Arts.The film is all set to release on December 9th. The pre-release function will be held at Yusufguda Police Lines in the presence of several celebrities, fans, and audiences on December 4th.BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Chartered Plane Carrying 72 Passengers from Brazil Crash, 6 Survive November 29, 2016 14:12

In a shocking incident, a chartered aircraft carrying 72 people on board crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. The passengers included players from a Brazilian soccer team. They were heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final when this mishap took place.Aviation authorities said, "There are reports of at least six survivors."A media release from Aeropuerto Internacional José María Córdova (Jose María Cordova International Airport) said, “The Emergency Operations Committee COE and Management Jose Maria Cordova airport reported that at 10:00 pm an aircraft with registration CP2933 from Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, the company LAMIA CORPORATION SRL with Bolivian declared an emergency registration between the municipality of la Ceja and the Union, the aircraft was declared with power failures, as reported to the control tower of the Civil Aeronautics.” “It is operating immediately COE Emergency Committee was formed with the presence of officials from the Mayor of Rionegro, Airport Police, Colombian Air Force, firefighters Rionegro, authorities and bodies of care and fire and rescue airport group SEI. Police presence ago on the site of the accident which is only accessible by land and climatic conditions are low visibility. The Colombian Air Force made the deployment SAR mission UH60 helicopter FAC 4108, which had to cancel the mission by adverse conditions in place,” added the media release.Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez said that "it is possible there are survivors.""It's a tragedy of huge proportions," Gutierrez told Blu Radio on his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city where the chartered aircraft is believed to have crashed shortly before midnight local time. He said "ambulances and rescuers were on their way. It is not clear what caused the crash of the aircraft, a British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, but Colombia had been hit by heavy rains and thunderstorms in recent hours."Medellin's international airport said, "on its Twitter account that the aircraft had departed from Bolivia."But local media reported that "the charter aircraft was carrying members of the soccer team Chapecoense from Brazil, which is scheduled to play Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin."“At the moment it is known that was wrecked in the Cerro Gordo in the municipality of the Union and came 72 passengers and 9 crew football team ChapecoenseReal. According to the authorities to place the national police arrived and is mobilizing all possible help since they are reporting six survivors,” concluded the press release. Also Read: Russian Warplanes Resume Airstrike in Aleppo, 50 KilledBY M. DIVYA SRI

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