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Vamana Purana- Only Purana to detail avatars May 05, 2016 16:27

Vamana Purana is the only Purana, that gives a detailed and comprehensive account of the avatars, along with a number of other topics, including Puranas characteristics. Order of Vamana Purana Vamana Purana, according to Vishnu Purana, stands in the 14th rank in the Puranas order. However, Devi Bhagavata allotted it 8th and Linga Purana 13th positions. All these Puranas claim Vamana Purana as Mahapurana. Origin of Vamana Purana Sage Pulastya narrated Vamana Purana to Narada. Then in Naimisharanya, upon asked by other sages, Narada narrated it to them. Another edition says that Romaharshana Suta narrated to sages from Naimisharanya. First verse of Vamana Purana Below is the first verse of Vamana Purana, which salutes lord Vishnu in the Vamana form.Trailokyarajyamacchidya balerindraya yo dadau |                     Namastasyai sureshaya sada vamanarupin Structure of Vamana Purana 10000 verses in total, are believed to be included in the Vamana Purana. It consists 5813 stanzas and 5 prose pieces which are stotras. Date of Vamana Purana It is widely believed to be composed between 100 AD to 200 AD. But Dr Vasudevasharana Agarwal says it was 7th AD. Subject matter of Vamana Purana Vamana Purana’s subject matter is described at its very beginning, where Narada asks Pulastya about assuming Vamana form by Vishnu, waging of a war by Prahalada, though a Bhagwata, against Gods acceptance of wifehood of Siva by Sati, the daughter of Daksha, the glory of the place of pilgrimage, account of Dana, vrata, Upasana, etc. From the above information, it is evident that, Vamana Purana is originally a Vaishnava Purana, which gives an equal reverence to Saivism and other religious sects. Vamana deals with Karma-vipaka the duty of castes and asramas, general customs, eatables and non-eatables, purity and impurity and Vishnu- worship. However, Vamana lacks, all the 5 themes and characteristics of the older  Mahapuranas. Also read: Do your duty without attachment According to this Purana, lord Brahma taught 3 objects of existence in connection with the greatness of Trivikarma, which treats, Vamana-kalpa and which consists of 10000 verses is called the Vamana Purana. There is no mention of the Vamana kalpa, nor is the Purana said to have been narrated by Brahma.The Saiva materials in the current Vamana, differing with the title and content given in the Matsya and the Skanda, show that, the Purana in its earlier form was a Vaishnava treatise, and was later recast by Siva worshippers, who changed the work with additions and alterations and made only little content available. The Vamana Purana contains much material on Geography, sociology, history, culture and philosophy of ancient India. In the several places of Purana, the Pauranic narratives are lifted to the refinement of the greater art. The purana exhibits a variety of meters and poetic embellishments.By Phani Ch

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Will smokers read warnings on tobacco packs? May 05, 2016 16:18

News: Bigger warnings on tobacco packs nowI doubt whether any smoker, has that time to look at the pack and read all the theory on it, before smoking. By Phani Ch

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Driver-less cars: Google, Fiat join hands May 05, 2016 16:06

To introduce the driver-less cars, Google is teaming up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU).Joining hands with Fiat, Google works to add its self driving system to 100 of the automaker’s Chrysler Pacifica minivans. This is for the first of its time to install a system in a passenger vehicle.Google said that, it is unwilling to make the driver-less cars from the scratch and Fiat is unable to conduct its own self driving experiments, due to the significant amounts of debt. It is thus, the deal between both the big companies moved  forward. “It couldn't have picked a better one than Google, which is far down the road with self-driving cars,” Michelle Krebs, an Autotrader analyst, said about Fiat's decision to partner with the tech company for driver-less cars.By Phani Ch

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Weird things lazy girls do! May 05, 2016 13:58

Laziness is comfort those who perform it, and irritation, those who fall prey for it. Here are the few weird things, lazy girls do, which appears funny to you. If you are lazy too, you can relate to the things mentioned in the video. Also read: Girl in bathroom: What happens next is out of thoughtsWatch it and share your personal experiences, that can relate to the scenes, shown in the video.     By Phani Ch

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Portuguese police raid Russian football clubs May 05, 2016 11:58

Portuguese police investigated several football clubs, after suspicions of money laundering with links to Russian crime, arose. Lisbon’s Benfica and sporting club is also, one among the several clubs raided under "Operation Matryoshka Dolls", authorities said."The searches were carried out because of suspected practices of tax fraud, criminal association, money laundering, corruption and forgery of documents," the prosecutor's office said.Formed into 22 teams, the detectives went to search the club offices and stadiums in Lisbon, Braga and Leiria, as well as private homes, companies and lawyer's offices across Portugal.3rd tier side Uniao de Leiria, owned by Russian businessman Aleksandr Tolstikov, is believed to be at the centre of the investigation. According to the police sources, Tolstikov, another Russian national and two Portuguese have been indicted. "Other clubs are not under suspicion, but have been searched because they possess some documents that will help the investigation of existing evidence of capital transfers, presumably from Russia and related to criminal activities, for money-laundering in Portugal," source said. As of now, no one, including Tolstikov, is available to comment at Uniao de Leiria.  The police however maintained tight-lipped about the way, the scheme worked, but according to other sources, contracts involving Russian players were used to launder money. In 2014, Jose Mourinho coached this bankrupt club, which was now bought by Tolstikov. In the last year, it had as many as 7 young Russian players, although just one in the main squad. At least one has been transferred to Benfica's 2nd team.By Phani Ch

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Chhattisgarh: 13 killed, 53 injured in bus accident May 05, 2016 11:19

Last night, in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, at least 13 dead and 53 others injured, after a bus fell off a small bridge into a dry rivulet.While the private travels bus was on its way to Raipur from Gadhwa, Jharkhand, at 10.30 pm, the accident took place at Daldhowa ghat, which is about 400 km from Raipur.When the bus was around 5 kms away from Balrampur district headquarter, the driver spotted a motorcycle suddenly, at a sharp curve at Daldhowa. In the process of saving him, the driver lost the control over the steering and thus the vehicle fell into the dry rivulet, overturning 2-3 times, Balrampur Superintendent of Police Sadanand Kumar said.  Also read: Khotang bus accident: 24 killed, 30 injured After the news came out, a police team has rushed to the spot and began performing the rescue operations. “So far there are reports of 13 deaths, while 16 critically injured were shifted to Ambikapur district hospital. Besides, 37 other injured have been admitted to local hospital at Balrampur,” the SP added.The victims identities, all of them male, was being ascertained, he added. Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has expressed grief over the incident and has ordered the officials, to provide the best medical are, to the injured, praying for their speedy recovery.By Phani Ch

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KCR, Naidu fires at each other after long May 05, 2016 10:03

Telangana Chief Minister KCR warned Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy not to “play petty politics over the sentiments of Telangana people or the state’s irrigation projects.”Naidu said that, he is not going to compromise until the AP gets its rightful share of Krishna river water. He alleged that, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana have been utilizing Krishna water due to which water levels at Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar projects have come down drastically. Countering this, KCR said, “Telangana will utilise its share of waters 100%. For the sake of your petty politics, don’t play with the Telangana people. Don’t wake up the sleeping Telangana tiger or else you will be mauled.”“I very well know the drama enacted by Chandrababu and Jagan. They are using Telangana peoples’ shoulders to fire at their targets. They will face serious consequences,” KCR said. KCR added that, the TRS government in the state, sanctioned several new irrigation projects and earmarked Rs. 25000 crore annually in the budget. From ‘Alampur to Bharachalam’, the state sought friendly ties with Maharashtra, Karnataka and AP. “Naidu is unnecessarily creating disturbances among the people in both the states. Is there not enough water in the Godavari,” KCR questioned Chandrababu and Jagan. Telangana CM opined that, even after utilizing the water by two states, there is surplus water in the river. After the cash for vote and phone conversation disturbances between the dual Telugu state CMs, Naidu tried to avoid targeting KCR and made few friendly gestures. But again it is now, after a long time, the two biggies are firing at each other. How far this leads to and how would get troubled with the consequences, is  to be seen.By Phani Ch

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Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil first look talk May 05, 2016 08:32

Bollywood star hero, Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming flick, Kaabil first look is out, which is now showing the storm on the social networking sites. The makers, on Wednesday, unveiled the motion poster of the film. Responding to the first look, the actor took to the twitter, tweeting, “Blinded by a million eyes watching me...when in fact I am the observer ,I am the watcher .. The minds eye sees all (sic).” The film is scheduled for a grand release on January 2nd, 2017. As Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees has also been shifted to January and Ajay Devgan’s ‘Baadshaho’ got booked in the January slot, Kaabil is expected to face the competition from the two big films. After ‘Bang Bang’ in 2014, Hrithik did not have any other new release later, other than a special appearance in ‘Hey Bro’ movie. So the actor’s fans are full on heat, waiting for their star to show his stamina on the silver screen, Moreover, in the recent times, Bollywood industry is biting the ears, with the alleged romantic relationship between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut. Analysts say that those controversies, has defamed the actor and so need to boost up the fame, with a successful film. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, the film has Yami Gautham as the female lead and produced under Roshan’s home production. By Phani Ch

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What if girls are called ‘aunties’ May 05, 2016 08:27

WTF. This is the one word, one utter, when some stranger calls you ‘Aunty’. Age is something that matters to everyone. Especially the girls never wanted to be women and even wishes the world to recognize them as the age-less beauties. Also read: Brother takes sister to her crush Here is a prank played on such girls, to know their reaction, when a guy calls them aunty. Watch the viral video below, to know the funny reactions of the girls. By Phani Ch

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Bigger warnings on tobacco packs now May 05, 2016 07:57

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court told tobacco companies to include bigger warning on the cigarette packs. Earlier, only 20% of the pack used to contain the health warnings, but as per the new rule, now 85% of the pack will be filled with the serious health warnings. The Supreme Court turned down a plea to stay implementation of the new rules introduced from April 1st, but agreed to move the rest of the appeals to the Karnataka court. "You have duty towards the society. The industry should not violate any rule prevailing as of today," the judges told a team of industry lawyers. The Supreme Court further directed Karnataka’s high court to hear several pleas filed against the new rules in several Indian courts and then make a decision within 6 weeks. Till the Karnataka court’s judgment, it is not clear, whether the industry would comply to the new rules or sell old stock. Also read: Ban on gutkha for another year Last month, when the rules came into force, the industry protested shutting down factories for days. Even the country’s traditional hand-rolled cigarette makers joined the protest. On April 1, 2015, the rules were supposed to come into force, but were delayed. Including Thailand, the rules make India’s health warnings on tobacco products the world's most stringent. According to BMJ Global Health, smoking kills more than 1 million people a year in the country. The WHO says, annually tobacco-related diseases cost India $16 billion. Ranjit Kumar, solicitor general of India, told the court that the federal government was committed to the new rules and opposes any stay on their implementation. By Phani Ch

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