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Character Actress Wanted To Slap Tollywood Hero If Alive? April 29, 2017 15:58

Senior character actress, Sudha made some interesting revelations about the late Telugu actor Uday Kiran, in her recent interview. Sudha, addressing a noted media house, reportedly quoted that the prime reason for Uday Kiran’s depression, was the cancellation of his engagement with Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s elder daughter, Sushmitha. The senior actress said, “Uday Kiran could not take the pressure of cancellation of engagement to Chiranjeevi’s daughter. He used to come to my house frequently and share his grief with me. I tried to console him and I even thought of adopting him as my son. But, the entire engagement issue had so great impact on him that it haunted him for several years.” Sudha terming the engagement issue as the major reason behind Uday Kiran’s depression may instigate a few fingers to raise against Megastar. Sudha even revealed that she would have slapped Uday Kiran if he survived from that suicide attempt. Contrary to that, she said that Chiranjeevi and Akkineni Nagarjuna are very close to her and that they supported her when she was not well. The once lover boy of Tollywood committed suicide in 2014. SUPRAJA

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Do Not View Triple Talaq Issue Through A Political Prism : PM Modi April 29, 2017 15:29

Muslims should not view the Triple Talaq issue through a political prism, stated Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. The PM, speaking on the occasion of Basava Jayanti at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, expressed confidence that enlightened individuals from the Muslim community, would come forward to help women facing triple talaq find a way out. Modi even vowed to fight against the suffering of Muslim “daughters” in the country and added that the government would work towards finding a solution to the triple talaq. Modi claimed that the Indian history is not just about defeat, slavery and poverty. “India gave the message of good governance, non-violence and Satyagraha.” The 66-year-old PM at the event, revealed translated volumes of Vachana, penned by 12th-century social reformer Basavanna. The reformer’s birth anniversary is being celebrated today. The PM also released volumes of the works of other saints, translated into 23 Indian languages. Modi also appealed to the people to make a “tweet bank” of Lord Basaveshwara’s quotations. People of different ages should participate in tweet competitions at different levels, every year said Modi. Triple Talaq Not Applicable To Hindu Women Married To Muslim Men SUPRAJA

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Baahubali 2 Talk From Various Corners Of The World April 29, 2017 13:52

Baahubali is not a film but it is a celebration. From carving out Ganesh Pandals to enjoying every single mime on Kattappa, audiences have made “Baahubali” bigger than everything. The movie got released yesterday, and the talk coming from various corners of the world about the movie, is really amazing. While things like doing milk-abhishekams happened in Telangana, people in Mangalore wanted to watch the film multiple times in theatres. Tamil fans have become hardcore fans of Kattappa once again while movie lovers in Mumbai felt relieved for knowing the answer for “Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali?” In Hyderabad: Since last night, huge cinema lovers have stormed to theatres and enjoyed every bit of the movie. Many felt that Rajamouli has just beaten his own records and gave goose-bumps till the interval scenes. Contrary to the huge positive talk, some fans felt that Keeravani's background score is weak and some war episodes are not so touching. In USA: Some Tollywood celebrities like Nikhil, Colors Swathi and Madhushalini have watched the film in the IMAX format in USA and they felt that each and every artist inside the movie have outdone themselves. Other regular moviegoers felt happy for Rajamouli taking Telugu cinema to international level. Some even went on commenting that the film is like dubbed version of some Hollywood movie. In Chennai: Many hardcore Tamilians are feeling happy for Rajamouli giving support to their Jallikattu movement indirectly, as he has shown bulls in a positive way by using them to break a dam and save a kingdom. There are a couple of other scenes as well on bulls and that enticed Tamil fans a lot. Apart from the bulls, Kattappa remains their hard favorite. Though a Telugu director made this film, Tamils also feeling proud for Nasser, Ramya Krishna and Satya Raj taking centre-stage. In Bhimavaram: Better said and done, Bhimavaram folks admit that they were unable to see Prabhas on silver screen. Yes, they have seen only Amarendra and Mahendra Baahubali on the screen. Is not this a super proud moment for any actor? In Mumbai: People are appreciating the ace director, Rajamouli for Anushka’s Devasena role where she dominated even the Queen Regnant Sivagami. Other fans as usually felt happy for knowing the answer for why Katappa killed Baahubali and other interesting doubts. Also, the Bollywood fans are now desiring to see more of Prabhas and Rana in Hindi films too. In Bangalore: Not just Telugu version watchers, but other non-Telugu audiences have also watched the various versions of Baahubali 2 release day. Needless to say, they went crazy about the looks of Prabhas and Rana, and also they got bowled out by Anushka’s dazzling looks. Baahubali Celebrities Review SUPRAJA

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Calcutta HC Judge Orders Air Control Not To Permit 7 Judges, CJI To Fly Abroad April 29, 2017 12:32

The hearing of the seven Supreme Court judges, including Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar, was delayed by the Calcutta High Court judge, C S Karnan, yesterday. Earlier, the CJI issued a contempt notice to Karnan. On February 8, a seven-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had ordered the registrar general of the Calcutta HC to relieve Karnan of his duties. Justice Karnan was also asked to appear before the bench on February 13 to face contempt charges. Karnan told the court, “I am also holding constitutional post. My dignity has been hurt and work has been taken away without hearing me.” Karnan did not obey the court order and failed to appear. Instead, he wrote a letter questioning the contempt proceedings against him. Now, in a blow to the earlier notice, Karnan has issued order to the seven judges and the CJI. The HC judge also directed the Air Control Authority in New Delhi, not to permit the seven judges to fly abroad, till the case is disposed off, since their “offence” involves caste discrimination against Karnan. The HC judge, earlier this month had directed the seven judges to appear before him on Friday. But in his newly stated order, “ Today the above mentioned accused 1 to 8 are called absent hence their matter is re-posted to 01. 05. 2017 (Monday) to enable their reappearance. In the meantime, this court directs the Air Control Authority (referring to the Airports Authority of India) New Delhi, not to permit the said accused 1 to 8 from going abroad until the disposal of this crucial issue, since the nature of the offence, that is caste discrimination, is not only a heinous crime but also a very cruel atrocious act of heinous crime, and is punishable as per the Constitution.” Karnan thus also included an eighth judge in his order, the identity of whom is not revealed yet. Karnan outrageously then claimed that the reason for his “order’” directing airport officials to prevent the judges from flying abroad was, “if the accused are permitted to travel abroad, there is the probability of the virus of caste discrimination spreading in the said country by such perpetrators.” A contempt notice, was issued to Karnan, by the Supreme Court, for “degrading the judicial institution” after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi called for contempt proceedings against him for “scurrilous” letters against sitting and retired judges of the High Courts and Supreme Court. Justice Karnan had written to the Prime Minister and accused several retired and sitting judges of corruption. Karnan, summoned the seven SC judges, including the CJI, to his residential court and accused them of caste discrimination. SUPRAJA

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AP Stands Second In Corruption? : Says Study April 29, 2017 11:13

As per the survey, conducted by an organization, Andhra Pradesh has emerged as the second-most corrupt state, among the 20 states. Some interesting facts were revealed by the Centre for Media Studies, foremost of which was that, the overall corruption in the country was on the depreciation, when compared to 2005. Based on the general perception of the people about corruption and their actual experience with corruption in utilizing public services, the study was conducted. In AP, around 38% of the people were of the view that corruption has increased and 58% remarked that it has remained the same. The study also revealed that the perception of the people about increase in corruption has come down from 73% in 2005 to 43% in 2017. An average of 31% of the people responded that they have paid bribes to get public services, when it comes to experiencing corruption in public services. Comparing the higher corruption levels, than the national average, Karnataka, stands first with 77%, Andhra Pradesh with 74%, Tamil Nadu (68%), Maharashtra (57%), Jammu and Kashmir (44%) and Punjab (42%) are the most corrupt in the country. India Leading Bribery Among Asian Countries SUPRAJA

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Hindu Temple Vandalized In Pakistan’s Sindh Province April 29, 2017 10:56

In a disgusting incident, a hindu temple was vandalized, yesterday, by some unidentified persons in Pakistan’s Southern Sindh province. According to the Police officials, idols of deities were damaged and some of the broken parts were found in a nearby sewerage line. The incident occurred in Thatta district’s Gharo town. A case of blasphemy and terrorism has been registered. Senior Superintendent of Police, Fida Hussain Mastoi, said, “Investigation is going on but so far no arrests have been made.” Meanwhile, Local Hindu councilor Lal Meheshwri said he was present in the temple last night to prepare for the next day service. Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Minority Affairs Dr Khatto Mal said that the attackers would be arrested soon. SUPRAJA

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“Yes, We Made Mistakes, Will Introspect”: Kejriwal After Delhi Loss April 29, 2017 10:31

The Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor, Arvind Kejriwal, today admitted that the party had made mistakes in the past and added that there was need to introspect and course correct after the defeat in MCD polls. Kejriwal, who held a meeting of AAP cabinet ministers, councilors and MLAs after the MCD loss, said “yes, we made mistakes”. He further took his statement to the micro blogging site, twitter: In the last 2 days .... pic.twitter.com/0quqxJtNAt — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 29, 2017 Based on his interactions with volunteers and voters in the last two days, it was clear that it was “time to go back to the drawing board”, adding that there was “need for action and not excuses”. Earlier, two days ago, after the results of the Delhi civic polls were announced, Kejriwal and a few party members close to him blamed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the party’s disastrous electoral performances. In fact, they had started blaming EVMs for “a possible loss” even before last Sunday's Delhi civic polls. In last week’s election to the municipal corporation in Delhi which it rules, the AAP came a poor second, managing only 48 of the 272 seats. The BJP swept the polls; results were counted on Wednesday. As the party went into a huddle, top leaders came to the conclusion that it is, at this point, tough to compete against the “growing stature” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose personal appeal to voters is seen as the main reason for his party's huge score. The BJP, which held all three corporations of Delhi for the last 10 years, won them again - and with more seats. An AAP member, Kumar Vishwas, whom Kejriwal has described as “being family”, said “We can’t blame EVMs. They aren’t the main issue. The main issue is mistrust.” The AAP “needs to introspect” as “the connect with voters was missing,” added Vishwas. The party’s MP from Punjab Bhagwant Mann also said that it is wrong to blame the machines for AAP’s defeat. “Instead of finding faults with EVMs, it is time to start finding faults in the party,” said Mann. While some were open with their criticism, other high profile members took the blame for the electoral losses and quit from party posts. AAP’s Punjab unit in-charge Sanjay Singh and organisation-building head Durgesh Pathak resigned from their respective posts. Their offers to resign come on top of the resignation on Wednesday of AAP’s Delhi unit chief Dilip Pandey from his post, and of legislator Alka Lamba, who took responsibility for the AAP’s defeat. AAP Chief Blames Modi's Growing Stature For MCD Poll Defeat SUPRAJA

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SC Dismisses Kerala Govt’s Plea For Death Penalty To Convict In Soumya Rape Case April 28, 2017 19:18

The Supreme Court, today had dismissed the curative petition filed by the government of Kerala in the Soumya rape and murder case. A six-member bench of the Supreme Court, was headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. A plea was filed by the Kerala State Government, in the apex court, challenging the earlier order of a three-member bench of the top court. Earlier, death sentence was awarded to the accused, Govindaswamy, by the trial court and the Kerala High Court, which is now squashed by the Supreme court. However, the apex court bench set aside the murder charges against him and curtailed his death penalty to a seven-year imprisonment while also upholding life imprisonment in rape charges. On September 15, a review petition was filed against the order of the bench, which was dismissed by the court on November 11 after an open court hearing. The state, consequently, filed a curative petition on January 7. The state government has sought an open hearing on the curative petition, which is drafted by Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi. If the bench decides to dismiss the petition at first sight, then there will not be a chance for open hearing. The apex court, earlier, quashing his death penalty, had noted that there were no direct proofs to conclude that Govindaswamy killed Soumya by pushing her off the train. The government, in its petition, has pleaded not to give a benefit of doubt to Govindaswamy since all other evidences are against him. Soumya was allegedly raped and then pushed out of the train by Govindaswamy on February 1, 2011 while travelling on Kochi-Shoranur Passenger train. She succumbed to her injuries at Thrissur Medical College on February 6. SUPRAJA

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Mumbai Model Convicted For Plot To Kill Filmmaker, Gets Bail April 28, 2017 19:00

Mumbai-based model Preeti Jain who was sentenced to three years in jail, yesterday, after being found guilty of plotting to kill filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, gets bail. The city civil and sessions court also imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000. Preeti Jain’s request later for bail was granted by the court and her sentence was suspended for four weeks. She has been accused of hiring gangster Arun Gawli’s aide Naresh Pardeshi to eliminate director Bhandarkar in 2005, almost a year after she filed a rape case against the filmmaker. She was convicted along with other two accused. Immediately after the ruling, Jain sought suspension of sentence. Naresh Pardeshi and his aide Shivram Das have also been sentenced to three years on charges of helping her. She had allegedly given a “supari” of 75, 000 rupees to a gangster of the Arun Gaali gang. A case was registered on September 10, 2005. Earlier in July 2004, Jain lodged a complaint alleging that Bhandarkar had raped her several times between 1999 and 2004 under the pretext of marrying her and casting her as an actress in his movies. However, In 2012, Preeti Jain’s rape case against the filmmaker was canceled by a court after she said she was dropping the charge. Madhur Bhandarkar, is known for films like Page 3, Traffic Signal, Fashion and Chandni Bar. After the court’s verdict, Bhandarkar tweeted without taking names, “Some things are better left unsaid! Some things are better left as they are. Life moves on, so have I.” Somethings are better left unsaid! Somethings are better left as they are. Life moves on, so have I. — Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) April 28, 2017 SUPRAJA

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RBI’s Intervention Plea in Tata-Docomo Case Rejected By Delhi HC April 28, 2017 18:26

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s intervention plea was rejected by the Delhi High Court in the Tata-Docomo case, today. The petition was rejected wile taking on record the terms of consent of the settlement between Japanese telecom major NTT Docomo and Tata Sons over the payment of USD 1.17 billion damages to the former. The verdict was given by Justice S Muralidhar, opposing the settlement as well as the damages awarded to Docomo by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). The court stated that, it has given detailed directions in its judgment and disposed of the plea by Docomo seeking enforcement of the LCIA award. However, the court reserved its judgement on March 15. Both the firms, Docomo and Tata had gone for a negotiation as the Indian company, was not able to find a buyer for the Japanese telecom major’s 26.5% stake in their joint venture, Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL), when Docomo exited from the venture within five years. Under the shareholding agreement between them, Tata was to find a buyer who would purchase the Japanese company’s stake at minimum 50% of the acquisition price, which came to around Rs 58.45 per share. The other option was Tata purchasing the shares at the fair market value, which was Rs 23.44. However, this was not acceptable to Docomo and it had opted for arbitration. Therefore, the LCIA in June 2016, awarded damages of USD 1.17 billion in favor of Docomo for Tata’s inability to find a buyer as per the shareholding agreement. Docomo had moved the Delhi High Court for enforcement of the award after Tata cited refusal of permission by the RBI to make the payment. During the proceedings, the RBI had contended that once it had denied permission for transferring the money overseas, the issue had attained finality. Its decision has not been challenged till now, said RBI. The RBI, in its intervention application, had contended that the shareholding agreement was illegal and objected to the award of damages. The Docomo’s shares in TTSL can be purchased only at the fair market value. The Indian central bank had later also opposed the settlement arrived at between Tata and Docomo. Tata and Docomo, under the settlement agreement between the two companies, had decided to settle their two-year-old dispute regarding TTSL with the Indian company withdrawing its objections to the enforcement of the award. Tata had already deposited USD 1.17 billion with the high court. The Japanese company in turn had said it will “suspend its related enforcement proceedings in the United Kingdom and the United States” for a period of six months. Tata AIA Life, TTSL To Launch M-Insurance In Telangana, AP SUPRAJA

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