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Team India Cancels Training Ahead Of Test series Against Sri Lanka November 15, 2017 15:44

Team India Cancels Training Ahead Of Test series Against Sri Lanka: Due to inclement weather, the scheduled training session has been cancelled by the Indian cricket team on Wednesday, on the eve of the first Test against Sri Lanka. “Due to rainy weather, practice has been cancelled. The team will remain confined to hotel today,” an India team management official said. On Wednesday, the skies were overcast and a slight drizzle hit the city. This implied that they would be confined to indoor facilities of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), even if Virat Kohli and Co. hit the venue for their 9 a.m. training. “Light rain will continue for the next two days. The weather will clear up only after that,” a weather department official said. Across all formats, India blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 at the latter’s own backyard, a few months ago. When the two sides meet again at home, it will be hoping for similar results. SUPRAJA

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Kejriwal Accuses Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal Of Disrupting An Elected Gov November 15, 2017 15:37

Kejriwal Accuses Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal Of Disrupting An Elected Gov: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has been accused by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, of “disrupting an elected government”. “Isn’t LG disrupting an elected government by encouraging officers not to show files to Ministers? “Why are files related to teachers being hidden from education minister? How does an education minister run schools like this?”   Isn't LG disrupting an elected govt by encouraging officers not to show files to ministers? Why are files related to teachers being hidden from education minister? How does an education minister run schools like this? https://t.co/NURKWb6QGa — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 15, 2017 A file related to a proposal for sending teachers and principals to Finland for training was not shown to him, alleged Kejriwal’s deputy and Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia earlier. “It was not clear, who has given the impression to the Deputy Chief Minister that the Lieutenant Governor’s office has given instructions not to show any file concerning ‘teachers’ to the Minister-in-charge”, said Baijal, on Tuesday. Baijal added that he had referred the file for the training of teachers in Finland to Sisodia for his comments. By asking the Lieutenant Governor to issue “written instructions to officers of the DoE (Department of Education) and Chief Secretary that all files of the Education Department have to be shown to the Minister-in-charge”, responded Sisodia. SUPRAJA

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Bill Gates To Attend AP Agricultural Summit November 15, 2017 15:34

Bill Gates To Attend AP Agricultural Summit: A major three-day agricultural summit has been organized by the Andhra Pradesh Government in association on Wednesday, with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation. On Wednesday, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu are participating in the inaugural and Bill Gates and Melinda in the valedictory function on Friday. Moreover, Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh is also scheduled to participate in the event. According to State Agriculture Minister S Chandramohan Reddy, "the objective of the summit is to discuss ways and means to employ cutting edge technologies in agriculture and allied sectors to benefit small and marginal farmers." In the fields of agriculture, IT applications and related topics, there would be panel discussions on the latest technological advances. An announcement of the participation of the foundation in some major project related to agriculture in the State, would be likely made by Bill Gates. It is expected that 300 delegates from all over the world and 500 farmers states as well as 250 students would participate in the event. To showcase the latest agri technologies and products of the companies, an exhibition would be organised with 50 stalls. To come up with solutions to agricultural problems, there would be a contest for selected startups and the best three entries would be given prizes. To make the event a great success and improve the brand image of the Vizag smart city, District Collector Pravin Kumar said all arrangements have been made. SUPRAJA

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ISIS Threatens To Carry Out “Lone Wolf” Attacks Across India November 15, 2017 13:05

ISIS Threatens To Carry Out “Lone Wolf” Attacks Across India: A warning has been given by the Terror group Islamic State (IS) to carry out ‘Lone Wolf’ attacks across the country. A video released by an ISIS sympathiser in Kerala exhorted terrorists to attack Indian festivals like Kumbh Mela and Thirssur Pooram. Calling sympathizers to launch attacks like the Las Vegas shooting in which 59 people had lost their lives, the male voice quoted verses from the Quran in Malayalam. In the video, the male voice told the ISIS followers to poison food of people of other religions; use trucks to plough through religious gatherings like Maha Kumbh. “You use your intellect. Poison their in food. Use trucks. Drive over them at Thirssur Pooram or at Maha Kumbh Mela. IS Mujahideen are doing it in several parts of the world. In Las Vegas, one of our supporters killed many people at a music concert. At least you should try to derail a train. Or use a knife,” reported a leading news channel. The clip was sent through instant chat application, Telegram Messenger, from Afghanistan, said the police sources. The voice is believed to be of ISIS terrorist - Rashid Abdullah. He had left India to join the terror group in Afghanistan. The National Investigative Agency (NIA) had also charge sheeted the terrorist. The video clip came out as police have said that around 100 people from Kerala may have joined the Islamic State. It also asked the Muslims to migrate from house of non-believers to the house of believers. “If you are not able to do that despite your prayers and efforts, then you should financially support Daulatul Islam and Islamic State,” the male voice said. Now that the communally sensitive audio clips has been released, the state police and intelligence agencies are on their toes. "We are very well aware of the issue and seriously working on countering it. We already got information regarding the 50 audio clips and trying to trace its source. The file now in circulation is created recently as it has reference to last month's Las Vegas shootout also," a senior police officer told a leading news paper. SUPRAJA

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High-End Cars Seized From Sasikala’s Tout Sukesh Chandrasekhar November 15, 2017 10:59

High-End Cars Seized From Sasikala’s Tout Sukesh Chandrasekhar: After the Directorate of Income Tax (Investigation), Karnataka & Goa seized a fleet of imported luxury cars and a Ducati motorbike, another scam of undisclosed assets reportedly linked to the AIADMK (Amma) faction was busted last week. The officials said they allegedly belong to Sukesh Chandrasekhar. To be recalled, Sukesh is the middlemen who allegedly attempted to bribe the Election Commission over the AIADMK two-leaves symbol for the party (Amma) faction in the Rajendranagar Assembly by poll. He was arrested on April 16 this year by Delhi police. Two imported luxury vehicles – a Bentley and a Jaguar in Bengaluru along with some valuable personal belongings were seized by the DGIT, Karnataka & Goa on credible information. It was reported that the luxury vehicles belonged to Sukesh. He is an under trial prisoner in Tihar jail, who was brought to Bengaluru last month for a court hearing. The I-T officials were taken to Kochi, due to the car trail. In between November 8 and 10, the officials found out that by paying Rs 5 crore cash, Sukesh had bought a fleet of cars inclosing a Porsche, a Lamborghini, a Rolls Royce, a Range Rover, a BMW, a Fortuner, a Prado and a Ducati in August, while he was in prison. It was reported that the luxury vehicles were in the custody of Navas, who is a close associate of Sukesh. Later, Navas deposed before the Directorate and stated that all the vehicles belonged to Sukesh. The original documents of the vehicles and three expensive wrist watches from the location, were seized by the I-T sleuths. The officials were taken to various locations in Kochi by Navas, where the vehicles were parked. "The premises belong to an NRI,” highly placed sources told this newspaper. The Delhi police received a complaint last month by the DGIT that the police escorts, who were accompanying Sukesh for court hearing had let down their guard after they found Sukesh shopping in a prominent mall in the City. Following the written complaint, the seven policemen were suspended from service.Following the arrest of Sukesh, Sasikala’s nephew Dinakaran was arrested on April 25 in Delhi. It was alleged that Sukesh had taken Rs 50 crore from Dinakaran to help the AIADMK (Amma) faction keep the two leaves symbol and seized Rs 1.30 crore from him. Under the Indian Penal Code, Sukesh was subsequently chargesheeted for various alleged offences. Last week, undisclosed income of over Rs 1,430 crore from the properties of Sasikala and her kin were unearthed by the Income Tax Department in Tamil Nadu. SUPRAJA

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Three South Mumbai Properties Of Dawood Auctioned For Rs 11.58Cr November 15, 2017 10:52

Three South Mumbai Properties Of Dawood Auctioned For Rs 11.58Cr: The Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) has brought the three south Mumbai properties of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim in an auction for Rs 11.58 crore. The officials of a Union finance ministry authority, SAFEMA (Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators Forfeiture of Property Act) have conducted the auction on Tuesday. The two-storied ‘Shabnam Guest House’ at Yakub Street in Bhendi Bazar, Hotel Raunak Afroz (now known as hotel Delhi Zaika) and six flats at the Damarwala building on Pakmodia Street, were the properties of Dawood included. Dawood had stayed in these before fleeing India in the early eighties. The three properties fall under its ongoing Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment project and are unfit for living, according to SBUT. The auction was carried out by the authorities at the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Churchgate. In two years, this is the second time in two years the government attempted to auction the three properties belonging to Dawood in Mumbai. Hotel Rounak Afroz had gone under the hammer for Rs 4.28 crorein 2015. However, the bidder could not arrange the bid amount then. Moreover, for Rs 32,000, a junked car was also auctioned. Howevere, it was later set ablaze and disposed off. The auctioned assets are among properties controlled by Dawood and his aides and since the 1993 Mumbai blasts, had remained unsold. With the help of Pakistan’s spy agency, ISI, Dawood along with Tiger Memon, allegedly masterminded the blasts, after they were attached by the authorities. SUPRAJA

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Vishal announces a sequel for Detective November 15, 2017 10:46

Vishal announces a sequel for Detective: Young and talented actor Vishal has been struggling for success in Telugu. His recent movie Detective is a massive hit in Tamil after which the movie released in Telugu. Directed by Mysskin, Vishal played a detective in the movie and Anu Emmanuel played the female lead. The movie has been well accepted by the audience and the actor has been impressed with the work of Mysskin after which they planned a sequel. Mysskin is currently penning the script of the sequel and the shoot of Detective 2 will start next year. Vishal revealed that the audience have been thrilled with the response of Detective. Vishal revealed that the film will be produced by his own banner Vishal Film Factory. Vishal is even ready with his next movie Abhimanyudu which is directed by Mithran. The film will hit the screens during Sankranthi 2018.

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Megastar honoured with Ragupathi Venkaiah Award November 15, 2017 10:41

Megastar honoured with Ragupathi Venkaiah Award: Megastar Chiranjeevi is sure a delighted man as the Government of Andhra Pradesh announced the prestigious Ragupathi Venkaiah Award for the legendary actor for 2016. The list of Nandi Awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 have been announced last evening. Megastar Chiranjeevi responded for the honour and he thanked AP Government for Ragupathi Venkaiah Award. Superstar Rajinikanth and Padmashri Kamal Haasan have been announced for NTR Awards for the years 2016 and 2014 respectively. Veteran filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao will be honored with NTR Award for the year 2015. All these awards will be given in January 2018 in Amaravathi through a grand event.

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Five Dead in a Mass Shooting in California November 15, 2017 10:37

Five Dead in a Mass Shooting in California: With repeated shooting episodes, USA Government has been alerted however such situations have been getting repeated frequently. A gunman on Tuesday in North California targeted the crowds on the roads and started firing in an elementary school which resulted in the loss of five lives. Several have been reported injured in the incident after which the cops managed to shoot the culprit. The shoot took place across seven locations and there have been no children among the deceased. However couple of children have been injured and are currently being treated. The gunman started randomly picking the targets and he started firing. The crowds ran away to survive and the cops finally managed to nab and kill him. His identity is yet to be released.

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Kamal and Rajini delighted for the Honour November 15, 2017 09:21

Kamal and Rajini delighted for the Honour: Andhra Pradesh Government announced the prestigious Nandi Awards for the years 2014, 15 and 16 respectively. After the state bifurcation, this is the first time the state government announced the awards. Padmashri Kamal Haasan and top actor Rajinikanth have been announced for the prestigious NTR Award for 2014 and 2016 respectively. Veteran director K Raghavendra Rao has been announced for NTR Award for 2015. I convey my heartfelt thanks and happiness for the prestigious #NandiAwards granted to me ?? — Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) November 14, 2017 Congratulations, Superstar.Rajinikanth for the NTR National award in 2016. Thank you Andhra for honouring me also, yet again. I am indebted to your continued support, which started early in my career. Kruthagnyathalu — Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 14, 2017 Both Kamal and Rajini have been extremely delighted with the honour and they took twitter to thank the jury along with the AP Government for the awards. Rajini and Kamal even congratulated each other on this occasion. The award ceremony will take place in January 2018 in Amaravathi informed AP Government. Megastar Chiranjeevi has been announced for Raghupathi Venkaiah award and he too thanked the AP Government for the honour.

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