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Ram Charan’s ‘Dhruva’ One-Minute Dialogue Scene Released December 07, 2016 17:22

Mega Power Star Ram Charan’s upcoming film ‘Dhruva‘ is going to hit the big screen on Friday, December 9th. As the Film release date is approaching nearer, makers are spending a huge amount for the promotions. As part of promotions, the film unit released a 1-minute dialogue scene from the film on December 7th. In the sneak peek video, Ram Charan clearly explains what the film is all about. Ram Charan plays the role of a cop. He is seen very confident and impressive throughout the scene. 'Dhruva' is an action thriller film directed by Surender Reddy. the movie has been produced by Allu Aravind under Geetha Arts banner. Dhruva movie is the official remake of Tamil super hit movie ‘Thani Oruvan’ . The movie has been cinematographed by P. S. Vinod & Aseem Mishra. It has been Edited by Naveen Nooli. VIDEO: Also Read: Elder Daughter of Late Allu Ramgalinaiah is No more! BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Actor Dilip Kumar Complains of Fever & Leg Swelling; Hospitalized Again December 07, 2016 16:35

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was rushed to Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday in Mumbai after he complained of fever and swelling in his right leg. Dilip Kumar will be turning 94 on December 11. He was admitted in the hospital by his wife Saira Banu. While talking to a daily, Saira said that the actor also complained of cold and cough and thereafter she immediately rushed him to the hospital. The veteran actor is currently under observation. He is likely to come back home before his birthday. However, the actor took to Twitter to inform fans about his health condition. Previously also the actor was admitted to the hospital. On April 15, Dilip Kumar was admitted to the same hospital after he got pneumonia. Also Read: Kamal Haasan Gets Criticized for his Comment on Twitter BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Banks Face Cash Crunch, Repo Rate Unchanged at 6.25% December 07, 2016 16:00

Against all the hopes, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday kept the key lending rate, repo rate, fixed at 6.25 per cent with all the six members of the Monetary Policy Committee voting in favour of a status-quo. “Consequently, the reverse repo rate remains unchanged at 5.75 per cent,” RBI said in a press statement. The central bank said, "the MPC decision was in line with the RBI's target of achieving an inflation target of 5 per cent by March 2017." The central bank has also reduced GDP growth estimate to 7.1 per cent in 2016-17 from earlier projection of 7.6 per cent. On demonetisation, RBI said, "withdrawal of old notes could result in temporary reduction in inflation by 10-15 basis points in third quarter." "Demonetisation to result in short-run disruptions in cash-intensive sectors like retail, hotels, restaurants and transportation," RBI said in a statement. RBI governor Urjit Patel said that "inflation numbers in September and October made room for a status-quo in the policy stance. From December 10, banks will not have to keep incremental CRR introduced by the central bank last month." It was generally assumed that 25 basis points cut will be chosen by the central bank in repo rate, given the current uncertain fiscal environment in country and excess liquidity due to demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. The RBI said on Wednesday that "banks received Rs 11.55 lakh crore in deposits since November 10 when the lenders started accepting discarded notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 after demonetization on November 8." Also Read: RBI Confirms Increased Withdrawal Limit For Overdraft Accounts To Rs. 50,000 BY M. DIVYA SRI

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800 Tourists Stranded in Andaman Islands, Navy Launched Rescue Operations December 07, 2016 15:17

Due to heavy rains, over 800 tourists were stranded at Havelock Islands. A flood-like situation has been created disrupting the normal life in Andaman. After the situation was reported, Navy sent four ships to rescue all the tourists. While officials said only 800 tourists were stranded, the tour operators said "1200 tourists are stuck. Mobile and Internet connectivity have also been snapped in many areas." "More than 800 tourists are stranded in Havelock Island," CPRO Defence S S Birdi said. Indian naval ships Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 were deployed for evacuation. But the evacuation process did not start yet because of "unfavorable conditions". "The sudden evacuation mission was initiated at the request of the Andaman and Nicobar disaster management, which speculates that a cyclonic storm might strike Havelock, an island about 40 km from the state capital Port Blair", a Navy official said. "Ships are waiting outside the harbour. Adequate food, fresh water, medicines, and doctors besides divers and local administration personnel being ferried on board to provide succor and relief," the official said. Also Read: Cyclone to hit Andhra ? BY M. DIVYA SRI

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3 Trains Canceled & 81 Trains Delayed Due to Dense Fog in Delhi December 07, 2016 11:01

Three trains have been canceled and 81 trains were delayed as dense fog covered the national capital, New Delhi this morning. However, flights operations from Delhi were normal with some delay. A senior railway official said "train services were disrupted due to low visibility. 81 trains are running late by several hours while three were canceled and 12 rescheduled due to dense fog." According to a MeT Department official, "the visibility was recorded at 100 meters at 5.30 AM and 8.30 AM respectively at Safdarjung. Visibility was recorded at zero at 5.30 AM at Palam." Minimum temperature was 11.2 degrees Celsius, above normal. Humidity was recorded at 98 per cent at 8.30 AM. The MeT Department forecast said that there is clear sky for the day with the maximum temperature at 25 degrees. Yesterday, the maximum was 24.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum settled at 9.4 degrees Celsius. Also Read: SCR Cancels Trains Following Heavy Rainfall BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor's House Robbed December 07, 2016 10:51

Shashi Tharoor’ who is a Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP is in crisis after his home was burgled on November 29. Several valuable items including glasses gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were stolen. According to a report in the Indian Express, "several valuable items, including idols and copper Gandhi glasses gifted to him by Modi, were stolen from Tharoor’s home." "Following a complaint by Tharoor, a case has been filed under IPC section 380/457 (burglary) at Tughlak Road police station. Several teams of the New Delhi district special staff and the Crime Branch are on the case", said the report. The MP lives in Lodhi Estate which is a well-guarded Lutyens’ Zone. Many other MPs and top politicians also live there. "According to Tharoor’s complaint, the thieves climbed the wall of his official residence and entered his personal office after breaking the front door", said the report. Robbers fled with an antique Nataraja idol, 12 small Ganesha idols, 10 small Hanuman idols, Twelve 32 GB pen drives, an internet dongle, and glasses given  by Modi. PM Modi had gifted glasses to Tharoor after he participated in the Swacch Bharat campaign. "After registering the case, police have started questioning security guards and drivers working in nearby residences and others living in the vicinity. Prima facie, the theft could be the handiwork of vagabonds", the police were quoted as saying. Also Read: Sonia Gandhi fired Shashi Tharoor BY M. DIVYA SRI

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6.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Indonesia, 20 Killed & Many Injured December 07, 2016 10:21

In a shocking incident, at least 20 people died and many injured after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck at 5am (9am AEDT) in Indonesia on Wednesday. Several shops and houses got collapsed. "The earthquake was felt strongly and many people panicked and rushed outdoors as houses collapsed," Sutopo Nugroho of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said in a statement. Deputy district chief of Pidie Jaya said: "the region hit hardest by the quake, Mulyadi, AFP reported that at least 18 people have died." “Eighteen have died so far, based on data from the hospital. Some of the fatalities are children,” said Mulyadi. The BNPB also tweeted images of people who were being treated for injuries in the Aceh regency of Pidie Jaya. Several people got trapped under the debris. Officials are trying to evacuate by using heavy machinery according to the head of Aceh Indonesia Red Cross, Rudianto. Rudianto told Fairfax Media that many people were injured but the exact figure is not known yet. He said, "the focus was on evacuating people from collapsed buildings, where it was assumed there would be further people found dead as well as those trapped alive." "Some buildings have been completely flattened," he said. The deputy regent of Pidie Jaya confirmed the death toll which increased to 18, while the Red Cross estimated the figure at 20. "At the moment we are trying to evacuate a family of three trapped inside their collapsed house," Deputy Regent Said Mulyadi said. "We are treating patients outside. We are setting up tents in the yard."   "I am in the hospital now. We are sending the urgent cases to other hospitals [outside Pidie Jaya]. We can't treat them here. We have more heavy machinery coming to help evacuate," he said. The Ulee Glee mosque of Bandar Baru also collapsed after the earthquake. BNPD spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho posted images of the destroyed mosque on the agency's Twitter account. He said "hospitals were receiving Pidie earthquake victims. The aftermath of the morning's quake was being handled by the national and regional disaster management agencies." The Aceh Tribun news also reported that a four-storey building, a petrol station got completely destroyed due to the earthquake. During the initial 30 minutes of the earthquake, Indonesian meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency BMKG recorded five aftershocks. The strong undersea earthquake jolted Aceh, which is located at the northwest tip of Sumatra island. Indonesia's Climate Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said: "the quake had no potential to trigger a tsunami." Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where volcanoes are located. There was no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland. Also Read: Earthquake in Italy, 120 Killed & 368 Injured BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Versatile Actor, Editor & Political Analyst Cho Ramaswamy is No More! December 07, 2016 09:25

Cho Ramaswamy who is a versatile actor, an editor and a political analyst passed away at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Wednesday. He was 82 and died due to an illness. Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy is popularly known as Cho Ramaswamy in Tamil cinema. He passed away at 3.58 AM on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest."He was undergoing treatment for a prolonged time at Apollo Hospitals in Greams Road", said the report.Cho Ramaswamy was very close to Late Jayalalithaa. He was her mentor during her film career. After Jayalalitha entered politics, he still continued to support her.He is also the founder of Thuglak magazine. His body was shifted to his residence at MRC Nagar where his friends, family and public will pay their last respects.Cho used to always wear a hat which had many feathers like an actor, comedian, character actor, editor, playwright and dialogue writer, film director and lawyer. He was known for his unbiased views on political issues."He uses to live with his wife, son, and daughter. He has acted in 89 movies along with famous actors like Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan. He also acted in 15 plays and directed 5 movies.  He also wrote the screenplay for another 5", said the report.He was also associated in religious and charitable work.He also applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his constant work towards the development of India. He made his first acting debut in 1963 with 'Paar Magale Paar' as a comedian. He was also nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President of India, K. R. Narayanan. He was a Rajya Sabha MP from November 1999 to November 2005.As he was the mentor of Jayalalithaa, he worked with her in 19 films. In fact, he and MGR were behind the growth of Jayalalithaa's political career. Also Read: Puratchi Thalaivi Jayalalithaa’s last rites performedBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Puratchi Thalaivi Jayalalithaa’s last rites performed December 06, 2016 18:16

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief Puratchi Thalaivi Selvi J Jayalalitha’s last rites were performed at Marina beach at 4.30 PM with full state honours.She is laid to peace near her mentor Shri M G Ramachandran, who too was a mass leader and Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister. President Panab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Modi and other prominent political leader and eminent personalities from all walks of life has paid homage to the departed leader. The people of Tamil Nadu grieves for the loss of their beloved ‘Amma’.By Premji

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PM Modi Pays Last Rites to Jayalalitha, Consoles Panneerselvam & Ms.Natarajan December 06, 2016 17:22

After President Pranab Mukherjee's visit at Jayalalitha's funeral, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Chennai and flew to the Rajaji hall in a chopper. He paid last rites to Ms Jayalalithaa and laid a bouquet. Mr Panneerselvam, broke down and the PM was seen consoling the leader. PM Modi affectionately patted him and asked him to be strong.PM Modi was also consoled Ms Jayalalithaa's long-time companion Sasikala Natarajan on her head. Ms Natarajan also broke down. He spoke to her for few minutes before leaving the place.Mr Panneerselvam took oath as Chief Minister after the news about Ms Jayalalithaa died was announced by Apollo hospital. The Chief Minister got a heart attack on Sunday evening after which she was put on life support for a day. Police had tightened the security when Prime Minister visited Rajaji Hall, but huge chaos took place and police somehow managed the crowd.  PM Modi greeted the crowd and asked them not to take photographs. Also Read: President's Aircraft Faces Technical Snag on Way to 'Amma's' FuneralBY M. DIVYA SRI

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