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Bandla Ganesh Plans Another Film With Pawan Kalyan March 28, 2017 19:19

Comedian turned producer in Telugu cinema, Bandla Ganesh is now reportedly planning another film with Power Star, Pawan Kalyan. The Director is one of the luckiest filmmakers, who got the opportunity of making two back to back films with Pawan Kalyan. Bandla Ganesh, proclaims himself to be a devotee of the Power Star. The film’s director would be an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema, VV Vinayak. VV Vinayak, in his 15 year long career, has again tried to get the approval of Pawan Kalyan but the project never materialized. However, Bandla now has started discussions with Vinayak and Pawan for a powerful mass entertainer. The film would have an underlying message for the society. Pawan Kalyan, has already given his commitment for two movies. After Trivikram's project, he will be seen in the rumored remake of “Vedhalam,” under the Tamil Director, Neeson. By the time he completes both these films, we will be in 2018. The Jana Sena founder, later, will be fully involved in a political campaign in view of the 2019 assembly elections. The two film directors, Bandla and Vinayak, are planning to make the movie, on the lines of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s “Tagore,” by early 2018, keeping the actor’s filmy and political image in mind. The film is targeted to be released for Sankranthi 2019, just 2-3 months ahead of Assembly elections. The director, Bandla is aiming, to satisfy the mass fan following of the actor and also take his political image to new heights. “If the message of the film, is well received by people and if it becomes a hit, it will surely help Pawan and his party in the elections,” said Bandla Ganesh. By Supraja

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GHMC Inaugurates Two More Annapurna Centers in Hyderabad March 28, 2017 17:56

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), today has  inaugurated two more Annapurna centers in Hyderabad. The total number of these centers in the city, are 128 till now, which offer a meal of around Rs.5. MLA, G. Kishan Reddy, inaugurated at Amberpet Ali Cafe, whereas Deputy Mayor, Baba Fasiuddin, inaugurated at Kachiguda Chappal Bazar. Mr. Fasiuddin said, nearly 35,000 individuals every day are getting the subsidized meal as part of one of its kind programme. This programme is taken up by a civic body in the country. The civic body has been making arrangements, following instructions of the Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekhar Rao. KCR has instructed the civic body, on increasing the number of Rs.5 meal centers from 50 to 150, according to a press release. By Supraja

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Akhilesh Yadav Elected As Leader Of The SP Legislature Party March 28, 2017 17:48

Indian politician and the current President of Samajwadi Party (SP), Akhilesh Yadav, today was unanimously elected as the Leader of the SP Legislature Party. The leader was selected at a meeting of party legislators, in both the Houses of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature. Both SP veterans, Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav, were noticed by their absence from the meeting. SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said, the former chief minister at the  meeting of SP MLAs and MLCs, was unanimously elected as the combined leader of the party in both the state Assembly and Council. Furthermore, Akhilesh was also authorized to select the leader of the party in the Legislative Council. Akhilesh is a member of the Upper House, where senior SP leader Ahmed Hasan leads the party. The SP chief, yesterday had nominated senior most party MLA Ram Govind Chaudhary as the leader of the SP in the Assembly, paving the way for Chaudhary to become the Leader of Opposition (LOP). Both Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav, who were strong contenders for the post of LOP in the assembly, failed to find favor with Akhilesh, due to their absence. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), commenting on the choice of Chaudhary for the key post, accused the SP of “acting under BJPs pressure.” RLD chief Masood Ahmed alleged, “Had Azam Khan, been made the Leader of Opposition, he would have retained his government bungalow.” “There would also have been no question about his Maulana Jauhar University in Rampur,” he added. By Supraja

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Maoist Telangana Leader Gaddar Turns Spiritual March 28, 2017 17:31

Gummadi Vittal Rao, popularly known as Gaddar, the 67-year old, the founder of Jana Natya Mandali, has turned spiritual. The Jana Natya Mandali, is a cultural wing of the Communist Party of India (CPI), Marxist–Leninist (ML) People’s War Group. The leader is in the news, as he is participating in religious rituals, and started visiting various temples in Telangana. Gaddar, last week visited, Yadadri temple in Bhongir district and offered prayers to Lord Lakshminarasimha Swamy. The priests at the temple, took him to the Sanctorum and offered blessings. The Maoist leader further said, “He prayed to the Lord to present the new State of Telangana with good rains, and the strength to people, to fight against justice. Earlier, In January, Gaddar offered prayers and performed “abhisekham” of Lord Siva at the famous Somanath temple at Palakurthi in Janagam district. Before this, he along with his wife Vimala and daughter -in-law Saritha, visited the famous Komuravelli Mallanna temple of Siddipet district. The family participated in “Laksha Bilwarchana,” (worshipping with one Lakh Bilva leaves). Gaddar attracted the people with his songs, on Lord Shiva. He also visited Veda Patashala, and shared his experiences with the students. Gaddar advised the students to learn, Vedas and also English, so that the students should become, a great scholar like Swami Vivekananda. “Everybody who loves nature is a devotee of the god,” he further added. Gaddar’s songs were once seen as an inspiration to many across the country, to join the armed Maoist rebellion. His songs implied a war against the State’s exploitation of the downtrodden and marginalized communities. A Maoist sympathizer, said, “Though Gaddar is not very active in the Maoist movement right now, he is still a hardcore follower of Marxism and Maoism.” “Naturally, it is a shock to us,” he added. Gaddar, who hails from Toopran in Medak district, is an engineering student, turned bank employee. He later turned into a revolutionary singer. The name, “Gaddar” was adopted as a tribute to the Pre-independance Gadar Party. He played a major role in the Maoist movement for over four decades. He raised his voice, against police repression, whenever there was an alleged fake encounter. Gaddar was one of the key negotiators, when Late YS Rajasekhar Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh held talks with Maoists for the first time in October 2004. Besides area in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Bengal, the border areas of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are among the Maoist areas in India. Gaddar, told a reporter, that, “This is exactly not a transformation.” “A true Marxist is one who respects the spiritual democracy of the people,” he added. Gaddar said, “When people face difficulties, religious faith certainly provides temporary relief to them. This is real Marxism.” Marxism could replace religion only if it met people’s spiritual needs. He further added that the Bhakti movement, had brought a lot of cultural renaissance and reformed the people. By Supraja

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HTT To Enter Indian Market With New Prototype March 28, 2017 16:36

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, also known as HTT, an American research company, aims to enter the Indian market, with a new prototype. The company said, the prototype, would be “cheaper and more efficient”, model than its fellow American competitor, Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One. HTT, Chairman, Bibop G Gresta, is also planning to meet Shri. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. “Hyperloop One, is costlier, more energy intensive and has a flawed approach,” said Gresta. Gresta further stated, “Imagine if your Hyperloop could be more energy efficient, cheaper to use and easier to deploy.” HTT was formed using a crowd collaboration approach, to develop a transportation system based on the Hyperloop concept. Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that would propel a pod-like vehicle. This vehicle will levitate through a tube-like track at more than the speed of a jet-propelled airplane. The system could be the future of transport, traveling from New Delhi to Mumbai in a time period of 70 minutes flat, or three times faster than a commercial flight. However, the competing American companies have shown interest in selling their products in India. To develop the technology in the country further, Hyperloop One has been in talks with the Indian government. Hyperloop One, builds pods or capsules and tracks based on Tesla CEO, Elon Musk’s 2013 concept. If successful, Hyperloop One’s Capsule, can help travel from Delhi-Mumbai in just over an hour. Gresta is also expected to meet Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today. HTT has also submitted a proposal to Niti Aayog (The National Institution for Transforming India), for its project and is awaiting its approval. Niti Aayog, is the Government’s think-tank policy established, to replace the Planning Commission which followed the top-down model. The participation of HTT, would largely depend on the Indian Government’s commitment to the transport system, said Gresta. “We are expecting that the Indian government will pitch in half the money for the feasibility study that will cost nearly 1 to 1.5 million USD,” said the HTT Chairman. Gresta, further, explaining the difference between his model and that of the rival, said, HTT would utilize passive levitation technologies, in contrast to Hyperloop One. Hyperloop One, would use active levitation, that require high-voltage and uninterrupted supply of electricity. “HTT requires a track made of aluminum and the capsule fitted with electromagnets, in a certain assembly, to operate with low quantities of electricity,” said Gresta. Gresta said, “Laying the HTT will approximately cost somewhere between 20 and 40 million USD, per kilometer.” The cost of laying HTT lines would be high, though anti-pollution profits from the change should make up for the initial expenses. Also, a 3D printing can help speed up the track-laying process to 100 kilometers a year, added Gresta. He further said, Levitation is not the only difference between HTT and Hyperloop One. Gresta said, Hyperloop One, is looking to raise money and come alone to the country, whereas, Hyperloop believes in a partnership approach. The Chairman further added, “the company believes in lean manufacturing.” “Hyperloop has already identified partners, in India and want to work with them to create a transport system, that will benefit the citizens of India,” he said. The company, has already been in talks with Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand governments. Andhra Pradesh has shown interest in setting up a test track of 30 kilometers. A proposal will be laid shortly and a route feasibility study will be done, for this. Even, the Jharkand State is interested  in developing a fast-track route. This fast track route would connect the state’s industrial corridor - Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Jamshedpur. By Supraja

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AP Government Receives Big Time Shock From Central Union March 28, 2017 16:29

The BJP led Central Government has shocked Andhra Pradesh big time. The Union Government has decided to hand over the Coal Mines, found in West Godavari and Krishna to Telangana owned, Singareni Collieries. But, Andhra Pradesh Government has requested the Government to provide those mines to Andhra Pradesh Mining Development Corporation (APDMC). Opposing to it, Mining Minister, Piyush Goyal, made an announcement  in the Parliament. “After discussions with all the stakeholders, the proposal of APMDC is rejected,” said the Mining Minister. “AP will get coal supplies from Union Government’s own reserves,” he further added. Coal Mining will have a huge impact on the environment and local people living there. Andhra Pradesh people undergoing all that in the interests of Telangana owned Company, cannot be approved. This may lead to a big controversy going further. The Singareni Collieries Company Limited or SCCL is a government-owned coal mining company in India. By Supraja

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CCTNS Project Goes Live In Telangana State March 28, 2017 15:48

IT Minister KT Rama Rao and Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy, today have declared the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project as live, in the State. CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan of Government of India. The project was started in the Telangana State in 2012, and has over 100 locations. All the police stations and offices of the senior police officials have been linked to it now. Under the project, the system will generate SMS alerts to complainants after lodging a complaint with a police station. The SMS will serve as an acknowledgment and will have a petition ID. This, in turn, can be used to track the status of the petition through the State police website, (www.tspolice.gov.in). Furthermore, the details of missing persons too will be available through the system, on the police website. To enable the CCTNS, every police station, will be supplied with computers, multi functional printers and dedicated network connectivity among other facilities. The Telangana Police, will now move from the e-Cops platform, to CCTNS. Speaking on the occasion, both the ministers pointed out that the Telangana police was identified as being an advanced State in the implementation of IT applications, by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Furthermore, the Ministers, appreciated the efforts of the police in utilizing technology. By Supraja

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Rajnikanth - 5 Roles, Akshay Kumar To Have 12 Roles in 2.0? March 28, 2017 15:18

Fans looking forward to Tamil Superstar, Rajnikanth’s magnum opus with Bollywood Actor, Akshay Kumar are in for a double treat. The grapevine is abuzz, that the Superstar will be seen portraying five different roles, in his upcoming science fiction visual spectacle “2.0” The film, 2.0 is a sequel to Enthiran (Robo in Telugu and Robot in Hindi). According to reports, besides doing two central and permanent characters of the franchise, the Scientist Dr. Vaseekaran, and Chitti (the Robot), the actor will essay a Villain role and two dwarf characters. If the rumors are true, this will be the first time Rajinikanth will be playing a dwarf’s role on screen. On the other hand, Bollywood hero Akshay Kumar, will play the villain role. The actor, will reportedly be seen 12 distinct avatars, including that of a villainous crow. This was already revealed by the makers of the film. According to rumors, Akshay will be having a more important role than Rajni, as a prime antagonist, in this visual epic. Directed by Shankar, Amy Jackson also is playing as a robot in the movie. The film also stars Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain in important roles. Made on the lavish budget, of about Rs 400 crores, the film makers have planned to release the film on Diwali, 2017. Magical Maestro, A.R. Rahman, is the music composer of the film. The satellite rights of the film, recently, have bagged for a whopping price of Rs 110 crores.   Watching the Tamil Super star in one character itself gives goose bumps to his fans. Imagine the euphoria, this film can create! Economically, the year 2017, is going to be a landmark year for Indian cinema, as we have two mega-budgeted projects like Shankar's 2.0 and SS Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Conclusion slated to release. By Supraja

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India Defeats Australia To Reclaim The Border-Gavaskar Trophy March 28, 2017 14:35

India defeated Australia by 8 wickets in the fourth and final test at Dharmasala, today, to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. The Border–Gavaskar Trophy is a Test cricket series, played between India and Australia. The match took place at a picturesque cricket stadium, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, (HPCA) stadium, located in the city of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. Australia has set India a target of 106, with three Indian bowlers picking up three-wicket hauls. Murali Vijay (8), who endured a tough time before Pat Cummins, ended his misery by having him caught behind with a good out, swinging with India still 60 runs short of victory. India's highest run scorer in this series, Cheteshwar Pujara, was then run out for a duck, with a direct hit from Glenn Maxwell. This indeed lifted Australia's spirits. But, the two players Ajinkya and Rahul ensured, there were no great alarms after India had lost Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara in quick succession. Opener KL Rahul remained 51 not out, while stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane hammered a rapid unbeaten 38 off 27 balls, that nailed the series. After losing the first Test match comprehensively, the Men in Blue came back strongly in the second Test. The third Test ended in a draw as both teams went into the last Test match. With the Indian openers – Murali Vijay and KL Rahul – knocking off 19 of 106, the home team was expecting the match to win comfortably. Apart from batting, it was India's bowling that ruled the roost in the Dharamsala Test. A terrific display of fast bowling from Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar left the Australians hopping on the ground. The spinners then took charge to dismantle the rest of the visiting batting line-up. The Australian’s hopes evaporated in their second innings after Umesh Yadav, Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin decimated their batting. After bowling out Australia for 300, India took the lead and bowled out the visitors for 137 in the second innings. Dharamsala Test, is the first win for Ajinkya Rahane as India’s Captain, who was leading for the first time in Virat Kohli’s absence. After six weeks of drama, comebacks and controversies, India came out to be the ultimate winners and proved why the Men in Blue are the No.1 side in the world. Brief scores: India 332 & 106/2 (Rahul 51*, Rahane 38*: Cummins 1/42) beat Australia (300 & 137) by 8 wickets to win series 2-1. By Supraja

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TSMIDC Accepts Medicines Of Low Shelf Life In Telangana March 28, 2017 12:46

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report stated that the Telangana Medical and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMIDC) had accepted nine essential medicines, of low shelf life. The shelf life of these medicines, was less than 80%. The report was collected based on a five-year performance audit (2011-2016). This is the first CAG audit report, of the Telangana government after the state was formed. Apart from issues related to expenditure, equipment and surgical items in various hospitals, the CAG report pointed out, also about lapses in the procurement and distribution of drugs. “While several drugs were not sent to quality check, some were sent to hospitals without a quality-control test,” according to the report. The report was submitted to the Assembly, yesterday. These nine life-saving medicines had a shelf-life of between 46 and 75%. TSMIDC, distributes drugs, surgical items and other consumables required for hospitals, to the State Government. In every district, these are then supplied to hospitals through Central Medicine Stores. Nearly, 16 drugs without active ingredients had been obtained by the corporation and supplied to government hospitals, said the auditor. The Government acquired, drugs and surgical items of about Rs 237 crores, in two years (2014-2016).At the Adilabad central medical store, the auditors found that there was no place at the store. The boxes were literally kept in toilets. The CAG said, there was no cold chain at the central medical stores at Warangal and Adilabad. The efficacy of the drugs, further degraded, as the medicines were not kept in temperature-controlled environments. The quality-check reports should be submitted within 15 days for tablets, capsules and ointments, and the reports should come in within 28 days, according to auditors. To conduct quality checks, TSMIDC engaged six laboratories. During, a 2015-2016 report, the CAG said TSMIDC procured 259 types of drugs and 85 types of surgical items. Of these, 193 (75%) types of drugs and 76 (89%) types of surgical items were sent for quality checks. While, another 14 were given for testing to the Drugs Control Administration. About, 52 types of drugs, 9 types of surgical items were not sent for quality checks. Even life-saving drugs and important medicines were not tested. Quality reports were submitted for 29% medicinal items in stipulated time and 66% came late. Another 5% report is yet to be received by TSMIDC, claimed the auditor. Many vital drugs were not available at government hospitals. Of the 635 essential drugs, no arrangements were made to procure 237 items. Another 197 categories of medicines were supplied by the firms despite placing orders. Several drugs went out of stock repeatedly and as a result, there were delays in supplies. The Central Medicine Stores in Hyderabad, Adilabad and Warangal areas, accepted medicines, which had less than 80% shelf life. Additionally, due to non-availability of consumables and facilities, there was also abnormal delay in obtaining and installation of equipment. 12 Children Fall Ill After Administering Expired Medicines By Supraja

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