( Page 1 of 3762 )

List View Grid View Latest Articles from

GHMC results: TRS roars again February 05, 2016 19:22

The counting of the votes casted in GHMC elections has started at 3pm. The first results of over 50 divisions are out by 5pm. After completing the re-polling in Puranapool, the final result has declared. Not to the surprise of many, TRS again gained a huge victory in GHMC elections, with the record majority in most of the areas. Here are the detailed results of GHMC elections Party Seats won Majority TRS 20 79 MIM 5 27 TDP-BJP 5 7 Congress 1 1 Others 0 0 In the beginning, as the greater limits are filled with the Andhrites, there are speculations that, TRS might not roar, as it did in all the elections held, after forming the government in the state. But it seems, the feeling of Telangana was injected by Telangana Chief Minister KCR so strongly, among the Hyderabadis, and that came back to him, giving him a hilarious victory again. By Phani Ch

Read More

Landslide victory for TRS in GHMC elections February 05, 2016 17:54

TRS is said to be leading in as many as 100 divisions, while MIM in 35 and TDP-BJP in 10 divisions. The counting of votes for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election has begun at 3 PM on Friday. The counting of all the 149 Divisions for which polling was held on February 2 has begun. As the re-polling of Puranapul is on, the results will be announced only after 5 pm.Congress, BJP, TDP, AIMIM and TRS are among the top parties contesting this election. 33,60,543 voters out of the toal 74,23,980 cast their votes. The election is a test that will finalise about the popularity factor of TRS in Hyderabad. The party has been in the limelight after their great victory in the Warangal Lok Sabha bypoll which was held recently. The strength of Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM, Congress and the TDP-BJP combine will be also be decided in this election.Going by the trends at the counting centers, the ruling TRS is leading in majority of divisions. 6: 00 PM: Vikram Goud who contested from Jam Bagh ward lost the elections. He was Congress party’s Mayor candidate.5: 55 PM: According to early reports, TRS may win in Hyderabad.5: 45 PM: TRS finalises victory in in Madhapur and Kukatpally.5: 42 PM: TRS candidate Hameed Patel wins with a majority of 5000 votes in Kondapur. 5: 35 PM: As per the latest trends the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was leading on 101 seats and is followed by MIM which was leading on 36. The TDP-BJP was leading on 9, while Congress was leading on 3 seats. Independent was leading on one seat.5: 30 PM: The trends are completely one sided and TRS looks to come back with a comfortable majority. For AIMIM it is a huge setback as they were hoping to win major chunk of the seats. It is a big victory for TRS close on their win in the Lok Sabha bypoll.5: 26 PM: Congress candidate Shanker Yadav wins in Patancheru. TRS candidate in Vivekanandanagar wins5: 22 PM: TRS  defeats former Mayor and Congress leader Kartheeka Reddy in Tarkana.5: 20 PM: TRS party wins Kukatpally ward.5: 10 PM: TRS is currently leading  in 92 wards. MIM is ahead in 40, TDP has maintained lead in 5 wards. BJP has secured lead 1 and Congress in 1.4: 50 PM: Three rounds of counting have concluded at most centres in Hyderabad.4: 35 PM: Mumtaz College center vote counting ends.4: 30 PM: Puranapul re-polling ends, 43 percent voting registered.4: 20 PM: Counting process if being recorded and sent to center of GHMC Headquarter.4: 00 PM: TRS lead in Madhapur with 973 and Miyapoor 458 votes.3: 55 PM: 1st round counting of counting has been completed at most centres. Result to be declared only after Puranapul re-polling.3: 30 PM: Greater Hyderabad Municipal corporation (GHMC) election counting of votes have begun at 24 centres. Postal ballots go first. Security has been tightened across the city. By Premji

Read More

Kapu struggle or revolt? February 05, 2016 15:53

Kapu community chief and Seasoned warrior Mudragada Padmanabam has started his Hunger strike along with his wife in his home at Kirlampudi village of East Godavari district, today. As said before, Mudragada, the one name that is heard big in Kapus battle has sat for the hunger strike, seeking the implementation of his community welfare related demands which are part of poll promises of TDP  government in Andhra Pradesh. He said that, he will opt to die than to surrender.Mudragada further said that, even if he is arrested, he will continue the fast unto death in the prison, the Precondition being implementation of few promises etched in the election manifesto of TDP.The do or die attitude of this old generation politician is now getting support from the Global Kapu community. Kapu  community which is globally spread with more than three crores of population and more than half of them living in Andhra Pradesh in pathetic conditions is up in arms against the step motherly attitude of successive regimes. The simmering anger and anguish reflected in a recent gathering of more than a million Kapu activists near Mudragada’s village, showing their solidarity.Reducing their vulnerability will strengthen the state...but will the government, which is under the spell of a greedy minority community, heed to this genuine agony or some blood would spill in the painful process due to Machiavellian politics is the yet to be unanswered question. Let us hope sanity prevails and major political parties and all stakeholders play their role in a decent and Democratic manner....Though most of the people in Kapu community are even in a position to meet the small needs of life, they continued to adjust to the lifestyle and pretended that, they are well, unwilling to show empty hands to the society. But as the situation is getting worsened day by day, they had no other option other than coming forward and protest for their rights, promised by the AP government already.  Kapus row: What is Naidu trying to do, what should he actually do? It seems, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is trying to manipulate the situation with his decades of experience in playing the political strategies. He said that, GO should be issued based on the perfect report, but not merely by an  electoral promise of providing reservations for Kapu.    He even took out example of SC rejection of Jats' demand for reservation and opined that, Kapu and Balija on the basis of caste alone, cannot claim reservations.The political analysts say that, Naidu wants Kapus to appreciate the fact that his government has appointed a commission to look into the issue as such a course is legally advisable. The mere issuance of GO may satisfy political anxieties, but may not be legally tenable.  Since state reservation already reached 50%, stating that backwardness is a manifestation caused by the presence of several independent circumstances, which may be social, cultural, economic, educational or even political, Supreme Court in the Jats case said, “The perception of a self-proclaimed socially backward class of citizens or even the perception of the “advanced classes” as to the social status of the “less fortunates” cannot continue to be a constitutionally permissible yardstick for determination of backwardness, both in the context of Articles 15 (4) and 16 (4) of the Constitution.”So the issue of reservation GO should be included in 9th Schedule only.Below is the Tamilnadu Example: 1989Statewide Road Blockade Agitations were launched by Vanniar Sangam (Parent Body of Pattali Makkal Katchi) demanding 20% reservations in State Government and 2% reservations in Central Government exclusively for Vanniyar Caste.DMK Government Split OBC reservations into 2 Parts with 30% for OBC and 20% for MBC. Separate Reservation of 1% introduced for Scheduled Tribes. Total Reservation percentage stood at 69%.1992Supreme Court, in Mandal Judgement, reiterated that reservation percentage cannot exceed 50% and "Creamy Layer" to be excluded from the reservation benefits.1994The court instructed Tamilnadu government to follow 50% reservations in the case filed by famous lawyer K. M. Vijayan on behalf of VOICE Consumer forum. Anandakrishnan, one of the members of Oversight committee, and then Anna University chairman announced that, 50% reservation will be followed.69% Reservation was included in 9th Schedule.But getting a report for any reservations, the Chairperson should have a clean image.Present BC Chair Person for Kapu reservations K L Manjunath has a questionable background though!!!! Is this a camouflage? Kapus inclusion disturbs benefits, current BCs get? The government and even other opposition parties said to offer reservation to Kapus without disturbing the existing benefits, BCs are getting. In that order, the disturbance between Kapus and BCs would be inevitable, if the government links the reservation to job benefits. Instead, it would be better, if the government concentrates more on providing the reservations to the students, like giving discounts in educational institutions, hostels etc. In this way, it does not disturb the current BCs and even Kapus would be benefited, without having the need to face any counter agitations from BCs.   It should be seen, whether Mudragada’s indefinite strike could move the government and make a step forward and plant the smiles on the faces of decades of struggling Kapus.   By Phani Ch

Read More

Underwater restaurant closed after 2 days of its launch February 05, 2016 12:38

Real Poseidon, Ahmedabad’s first underwater restaurant near Cadila bridge, has been closed down, just after two days of its launch, as the leakage rumors and troubles with permission surrounded.After discovering that certain development permissions had not been approved, reportedly, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has officially sealed the restaurant. Speaking on the issue, the deputy municipal commissioner of AMC, Devang Desai said, “The restaurant will be issued a notice, and we will seal it on Thursday because it has not sought the mandatory development permission under the town planning rules. The seal will remain in place until it seeks the necessary approvals needed under town planning rules. We will not allow it to operate otherwise.”Ahmedabad Fire And Emergency Services also came forward to dispute the owner’s earlier claim of having acquired all necessary permissions from the AMC, the health department and the fire department.M F Dastur, the Chief Fire Officer claimed that, he had only come to know about the restaurant’s launch from the media.   “I am yet to visit the restaurant. We have not given any permission to the restaurant. It needs to have permission from the department of fire in case of emergencies like flooding of water and emergency exits,” he said.However, the Real Poseidon’s first nail in the coffin was rumors of leakage in the aquarium. The owner denied the leaks, but admitted there were a couple of issues that required attention. “There was a problem with the circulation that made the water inside the aquarium sandy making it difficult for fishes to be seen. Besides, there was an unexpected rush of people and calls for bookings throughout the day. There were also other small problems like an exposed air conditioning wire that was a small eyesore and customers suggested that we conceal it. We are taking care of unfinished work,” he said.Even the restaurant’s website also appeared to have been overlooked: alongside several misspellings, certain details had been left blank with indications to be filled, and dummy text areas still existed.The owner named Bharat Bhatt claimed that he was inspired by Dubai’s 32 seater, multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant. “I have designed the entire restaurant myself. I had even planned underwater walkways with fishes inside. However, that did not work out,” he said.By Phani Ch

Read More

Overheating of an iPhone killed a man February 05, 2016 11:43

A man lost his life, due to the fire caused by the overheating of an iPhone 5 battery,  plugged in to charge overnight.  A 53 year old man, named Marek Kruger in UK was bed bound due to a brain tumor, two years before his death. He lost his breath from smoke inhalation at his home in Reading in August, last year.The issue has now come out, after a threatening turn took place in Kruger’s death. Reportedly, he would often keep his mobile phone by his side, and used to charge it. He even used an extension lead to make it more accessible. Due to his illness, he was confined to his electric bed, as he had lost all feeling down the left side of his body. Through his iPhone, he regularly used to do online shopping from the bed itself. Kruger's wife, Iryna Kruger stated how her husband, who had been taking paracetamol and ibuprofen, had been in an accident and was reliant on carers and on his electronic bed.  “He had a brain tumour and lost a lot of weight and was in huge pain,” her statement read. Kruger’s toxicology report did not reveal any traces of alcohol in his system. However, some morphine was observed, which Kruger had asked for, after experiencing severe  pain.Pathologist Dr Fawaz Musa’s report revealed that, Kruger had suffered 64 per cent burns, including first degree burns to his face and upper chest. Soot was found in his larynx and trachea.Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service employed Jonathan Fuguet of Bureau Veritas Laboratories to investigate the case. Upon the investigation, they confirmed that, the overheating of the iPhone battery had caused the fire, because the device was on the bed covers, and the heat was unable to circulate freely.“It is like putting it into a fire, but much slower,” Fuguet said.Ravi Sidhu, assistant coroner for Berkshire, recorded a narrative verdict and said, “The main cause of Mr Kruger's death was smoke inhalation.”“He would not have known much about what was going on around him. He had been overcome by the effects of smoke from a fire caused by the battery of the phone which had been covered by bed coverings,” Ravi said. By Phani Ch

Read More

Tanzanian Woman row: 10 developments February 05, 2016 10:51

Along with senior Indian foreign ministry officials, today, the Tanzanian envoy will travel to Bengaluru, to inquire into the mob attack on a young Tanzanian woman on Sunday. 1. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, who has termed the incident "shameful", has decided to send the team at a meeting, yesterday with senior officials, including Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.2. John Kijazi, Tanzanian High Commissioner and is even a part of the delegation, has said that, the woman was attacked because she is black. “This should not happen in the 21st century. It's not a once in a while event, they come several times in a year,” he said.3. Five people have been arrested and more are being questioned in the case.  4. The Karnataka government said that is was “definitely not a race attack”. They denied that, the 21-year-old architecture student was stripped and paraded. 5. The woman and three other Tanzanian students were driving by a spot and stopped the car at a place. It was then, a Sudanese driver dragged out the woman.  6. An angry crowd that had gathered after the accident turned on the Tanzanian students.7. The crowd beat up the woman and tore at her clothes. “The mob of Indians started chasing and throwing stones at us in the car because they saw we were Africans,” the woman complained. 8. When she tried to enter into a bus, she was pushed out. “We went into a bus, but the driver did not want to move and the people in the bus started to beat us and pushed us outside...I fell on the steps of the bus. The Indians pulled me and continued to beat us,” she said. 9. Even the policemen who was there at the accident spot, and allegedly did not do anything, is also being cornered now. The woman says that, an officer said to her, “You all look alike and should get the black man who ran over a woman in the area.”10. Foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup called it an isolated incident, a “chain reaction” after the accident, which led to the “shameful and regrettable” incident.By Phani Ch

Read More

Allu Arjun thanks fans for 1 crore likes February 05, 2016 09:56

Stylish Star Allu Arjun, thanks all his one crore followers on Facebook, which is the biggest number achieved by the first Tollywood star. The craze of the star in films, will be used to have a good opening followers on social networking sites. But sustaining those followers and to invite new ones, he or she should be constantly engaged with the fans, with the posts and tweets. Allu Arjun caught this logic and is very active on Facebook, frequently updating about his films and his attendance in private functions and many more. That made even the other hero fans, follow Bunny on Facebook and he has now emerged as the powerful person having 1 crore followers. Frankly speaking, there are many other big stars than Allu Arjun in the film industry. In that sense, in the mega family itself, Pawan Kalyan has more popularity than Bunny. But as Pawan is not active on social networking sites and tweets only for the political purposes, he has very less followers, when compared to other small star heroes. So it is clearly evident that, if a celebrity is active on social networking sites, regardless of the craze in the films, they can be showered with the love of many. The same magic took place in Allu Arjun issue too. What ever be the case, the Stylish Star is extremely happy with the rare achievement and thanked his fans on social networking sites, posting, “I THANK all my FANS for making me Touch ONE CRORE LIKES ON FACEBOOK ! THANKS for all the Love & Support!”He even posted a stylish picture (above) rejoicing his fans, for their love on him.Bunny is even known for his big heart in accepting small films like Vedam and even accepted Gona Gannna Reddy role in Rudramadevi role without remuneration. Allu Arjun even donated Rs. 25 lakhs for Chennai flood victims recently. Several acts like these, is making Bunny even more popular, apart from his stylish entertainment in films. Bunny’s next outing Sarainodu is slated for a grand release in summer. Boyapati Seenu is the director and Rakul Preeth Singh is the female lead of this action entertainer. By Phani Ch

Read More

Is this dirty talk with girlfriend? February 05, 2016 09:13

Talking dirty with the right person, at the right time is always fun. But it is even more fun, if one of the persons in the couple, is as funny as in the viral video, shown below.The girls go gaga, when the guys are romantic in dirty talk, but they go mad, if they have a boyfriend like this. Also read: Only resolution, husband can take, on new year What is so special about him. Watch the video below.      By Phani Ch

Read More

Kapu agitation row: Railway police ignored police alerts February 05, 2016 08:04

Andhra Pradesh police reportedly alerted Railway police on beforehand about Kapu Garjana, but the latter ignored them. According to sources, East Godavari police warned the railway department that the Kapu agitators may reach the railway tracks or stations to stage ‘Rasta Rokos’ besides blocking national highways. Not stopping there, the police further advised the railway police to cancel or stop the trains from Sunday afternoon, till the meeting completes at Tuni, sources say. But unfortunately, the railway police ignored the cautions, which proved costly even to the passengers, along with the railways. “If the railway police had considered the suggestion, the damage would have been averted,’’ said a police official. As most of the opposition parties blamed, even the AP government failed in giving the strict instructions to the police to control the mob. The police on duty had to remain mute spectators as the violent rage, without any specific orders. On the other side, a few of the police officials who were in mufti said that they could not take any action, even after watching their vehicles were burning. The violence related activities of Kapus even did not leave Eluru Range official at the time and other police officials took him to the nearest railway station. In the process, an inspector was injured due to stone pelting. Responding to the issue, East Godavari DSP M. Ravi Prakash said, “It’s not correct that it was a failure of intelligence and other vigilance sources. We knew about the meeting and arranged heavy security by deploying 2,700 police personnel. However, we had to observe restrain to protect innocent people caught in the violence.” By Phani Ch

Read More

Enhance your beauty, for this valentines day February 04, 2016 16:49

While every month, there is something to recollect, the diary would be full, if you want to recollect and write about the happenings in February. Needless to say the reason is Valentines day this month. So to make yourself appear special, here are the few beauty tips, you need to follow.   Soft and flirty Prefer earthy and fresh tones of eye shadows, blush and lip colors on your face. Begin with a champagne gold or bronze eye shadow on the lid, and blend it up till the crease line. Use a vanilla tone eye shadow on the inner corner to make the eyes looks brighter. Use a brown pencil liner to enhance your eyes further. Draw a thin line - either leave it crisp or smudge it softly on the lid. To lift the eyes, use the same pencil on the lower rim and softly smudge it with a pencil brush. Curl your lashes and use mascara on top and lower lashes. Groom your brows and fill in using a dark brown eye shadow with an angular brush, as a finishing touch. Keep it light For daytime dates, to even out the skin tone, use a BB cream of a light liquid foundation. Use very little powder to settle the base, instead of caking it up. For the daytime outdoor events, wear a sun block. This acts as a shield and also works as a good under base for your foundation, accelerating its performance.Even accessorizing gives stunning looks, for which, you should use an embellished head band with messy updos or open curls, statement accessory like a boho band to go with a little cute dress.What would be better than a beautiful dewy skin? In winters, moisturize the skin well. Specially just before going to sleep, hydrate and nourish he skin. This will show positive results in the future years to come.Use an intense hydration mask a night before for an instant boost to your skin or use a serum a night before.By Phani Ch

Read More