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Rana walks out of Hiranyakashyapa? October 19, 2019 14:11

Rana Daggubati is one of the finest actors of Indian cinema. He has done films in all the languages and is occupied with enough work. The actor is suffering with health-related issues. Rana got operated with kidney transplant recently in USA and took rest for three months there. Rana returned back to the country after he recovered well but he is yet to start shooting for his next film as he needs ample rest for some more time.Rana signed Hiranyakashyapa, a mythological drama in the direction of Gunasekhar. The film has been under pre-production from a long time and the regular shoot was planned to start early next year. Rana who is not completely fit lost huge weight and turned lean. He needs to beef up to look as Hiranyakashyapa and it takes a year to get the desired look. Hence, Rana Daggubati decided to walk out of the project. Rana's father Suresh Babu who is producing the film is in hunt for the right actor to essay Hiranyakashyapa.

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Allu Arjun's Icon Shelved October 19, 2019 14:06

Stylish Star Allu Arjun announced three back to back films. While Ala Vaikunthapurramulo is under shoot, he is yet to start Sriram Venu's Icon and Sukumar's untitled film. Allu Arjun was extremely impressed with Sriram Venu's script initially and an official announcement made out soon. Allu Arjun was left puzzled about choosing his next among Icon and Sukumar's film. The latest update says that Sriram Venu's Icon is shelved and Allu Arjun decided to go ahead with Sukumar's project which will have its official launch next month.The real reasons for shelving Icon are not disclosed. Dil Raju who is on board as producer for Icon is in plans to lock a young actor to replace Allu Arjun. Sriram Venu is giving final touches for the script and the regular shoot commences early next year. More details awaited.

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Indian techies explore illegal routes to enter US October 19, 2019 14:01

With United States of America tightening the H1B Visa norms, there has been significant drop in the number of US Visas issued. However, Indian techies are exploring illegal routes to enter into the USA soil through Mexico and Hungary said reports. The Mexican immigration authorities deported 311 Indians on Friday which included 310 men along with a woman. They reached New Delhi last night and this is named as the largest ever deportation in the history of Mexico. India several times asked US to be liberal in issuing H1B visas to the IT professionals. With the norms tightened, Indian techies who are quite desperate of landing in USA are finding other paths.The most popular route happens to be Mexico and reach the western city of Guadalajara. The other way to enter USA is through Budapest in Hungary. The officials of USA uncovered a fraud scheme of foreign nationals entering USA with false identities. An email sent to the IT industry's apex body Nasscom on the development went unanswered.The Ministry of External Affairs was yet to issue a statement. The Mexican authorities allege that the Indians had illegally reached the country over the last few months to enter the United States. USA President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on Mexican imports to keep a check on people entering into USA.

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TSRTC Bandh: Telangana comes to a standstill October 19, 2019 13:57

The TSRTC strike in Telangana completed 14 days and there are no signs of solutions found. Though the Telangana High Court asked the state government to initiate talks and solve the issue at the earliest, things of such sorts did not happen. TSRTC JAC called up for a state bandh today and the state came to a standstill all over. The intensity has been huge that several opposition parties, teacher unions, government officials, JACs, auto and cab unions came out to support TSRTC employees. The RTC buses had to be restricted to the depots after the RTC employees started protesting early in the morning all over the state.The public transport crippled further in the state disrupting the lives of the people who depend on public transport. When it comes to Hyderabad city, MMTS and Metro will run in the city. The Gandhi Medical Hospital Doctors Association, the Cab Drivers' Association, State Taxi and Drivers Joint Action Committee,  Auto Drivers Associations, Telangana Lecturers Joint Action Committee, the Telangana Deputy Collectors Association are participating in the bandh. Telangana government deployed cops in huge numbers to prevent any unexpected incidents.

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Telangana High Court warns the government to initiate talks on TSRTC Row October 19, 2019 13:49

Despite of several attempts and the TSRTC JAC ready for talks, the Telangana government is not ready to initiate talks. The Telangana High court asked the employees of TSRTC to invite the Telangana government to settle the issue at the earliest. The High Court bench comprising Chief Justice Raghuvendra Singh Chauhan and Abhishek Reddy announced it after hours of discussion in the court. The bench once again reminded that the strike turned out to be a huge hurdle and burden for the public and all the educational institutions are shut due to the strike.Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) asked the senior officials to initiate steps and hold talks with the JAC of TSRTC to look over into their demands. A review meeting was held last night with the transport officials and minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar. Earlier before this, the High Court bench said that out of the 45 demands that are made by the RTS employees, 20 demands would not bring any financial burden on RTC and it asked the Telangana government to consider them.The court asked to inform them once the issue gets resolved. On the other side, TSRTC JAC called off for a state bandh today. Several employee unions, government officials, opposition parties along with autos, cab unions extended their support and decided to participate in the Telangana bandh.

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Varun Tej hikes his Remuneration October 18, 2019 17:28

Mega Prince Varun Tej scored his career's best hit with F2 which released early this year. The film also featured Venkatesh in the lead role. After a small break, the actor tested his luck with Gaddalakonda Ganesh which released recently. The mass entertainer too ended up as a decent hit that is directed by Harish Shankar. The actor charged Rs 7 crores as remuneration for the film and after the super success of Gaddalakonda Ganesh, the actor hiked his fee once again.Varun Tej signed a sports drama and the actor will be seen playing the role of a boxer in this film. As per the latest update, Varun Tej is reportedly charging Rs 10 crores as remuneration for the project. Kiran Korrapati is making his directorial debut with this untitled film. The female lead and the other actors are being finalized. Varun is currently being trained in boxing in Mumbai. Allu Venkatesh and Sidhu Mudda are the producers. The film starts rolling from January 2020 and will release during the second half of next year.

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Reliance Industries: First Indian company to cross Rs 9 trillion market cap October 18, 2019 17:04

Reliance Industries led by Mukesh Ambani emerged as the first Indian company to have its market capitalization crossing Rs 9 trillion. The shares of the company rose by 1.92% to Rs 1423 ahead of the quarterly results. Reliance Industries is followed by IT major TCS, which has a market capitalization of Rs 7.67 lakh crore. The value of the company that is being traded on the stock market is called market capitalization. It is usually calculated by multiplying the total number of shares with the current price of each share of the company.“It is a matter of great pride for me that, since Reliance’s IPO in 1977, our shareholders’ money has doubled every two and a half years, for the last 40 years,” Mukesh Ambani said. A report said that the massive reduction in net debt along with the rising contribution of Reliance Jio and huge rise in crude business made Reliance Industries gain well. The company is expected to announce the results of its next quarter soon. Reliance is expected to announce its new commerce venture. There are talks that the announcement of the new venture could have led to stock rising.

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Megastar puzzled about his Female Lead October 18, 2019 15:25

Megastar Chiranjeevi is on a break and the actor is currently enjoying the super success of Syeraa. The actor signed his next film in the direction of Koratala Siva and the movie got its official launch on the eve of Dasara. The regular shoot of this social drama starts from November and Megastar is currently working on his looks. There are talks that Ram Charan will be seen in a crucial role but the makers are yet to make an official announcement about the same.Megastar Chiranjeevi along with Koratala Siva have been finding it tough to finalize the female lead. Names like Anushka, Nayanthara, Kajal, Keerthy Suresh and Trisha have been considered but none of them have been zeroed. All the media houses and web portals are busy spreading the names of several actresses. As of now, none of them have been locked. Megastar asked Koratala to take the final call about the female lead. An official announcement is awaited.Konidela Production Company and Matinee Entertainments are the producers. This untitled social drama releases during Dasara 2020.

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Huge budget cut for Prabhas's Next? October 18, 2019 14:28

Young Rebelstar Prabhas pinned many hopes on Saaho and the actor spent two complete years on the film. The film which released between huge expectations bombed badly at the box-office and ended up as a dud. The film which is made on a budget of Rs 350 crores left the makers and buyers in huge financial debts. Prabhas who is on a break is personally monitoring the work of his next film which is tentatively titled Jaan.The film too is planned on a massive budget initially but Prabhas changed his mind after the disaster of Saaho. The latest update is that Prabhas asked the makers to cut down the budget by 40% than planned earlier. The film's director Radha Krishna Kumar and the makers are busy making changes and slashing down the budget. Pooja Hegde is the leading lady and the shoot starts in November. Prabhas is currently in London and he will return back during the last week of October. Gopikrishna Movies and UV Creations are producing Jaan that will release during the second half of 2020.

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Rs 33 Cr seized from Godman Kalki Bhagwan Ashram October 18, 2019 13:42

The Income Tax officials conducted surprise raids on the premises of controversial self-styled godman Kalki Bhagwan and his son Krishna. The raids started in over 40 premises of Kalki and hiss son across Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The IT officials managed to seize Rs 33 crores which also includes Rs 9 crores worth US dollars. The massive operation involved over 300 IT officials. The search started on Wednesday and continued till last night. There are talks that the officials are in plans to continue the searches on Friday too. Several important documents have been seized from the premises of Kalki Bhagwan and his son Krishna.The raids followed intelligence inputs about tax evasion and financial embezzlement. The raids are majorly focused on the sprawling headquarters of Kalki Bhagwan near Chittoor bordering Tamil Nadu. Kalki’s son Krishna, who is managing the ‘Oneness Temple,’ a spiritual university with ultra modern facilities. Krishna is said to have invested heavily in the business ventures of his associates which came into IT scanner. Over 20 of his associates are currently being investigated. The 70-year-old Kalki Bhagwan alias Vijay Kumar Naidu, born at Ullanatham village near Gudiyattam in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, started his life as a clerk with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).He declared himself as Kalki in 1989 and floated his own ashram. At the ashram, an ordinary darshan of the couple is priced at Rs 5000 and special darshan at Rs 50000. 

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