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Friday, December 28, 2012

Take Indian languages all over the world: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee and CM N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday observed that the Fourth World Telugu Conference was an opportunity for poets, writers, scholars and artistes to give a new dimension and force to the Telugu language.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Modi sworn in CM for 4th time, Nitish & Co. keeps off

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi greets BJP leader Sushma Swaraj
Narendra Modi on Wednesday took oath as Gujarat’s Chief Minister for the fourth time, after he led the BJP to a sweeping win in the Assembly polls. The BJP top brass, along with the Chief Minister of BJP and BJP-led NDA-ruled states, except Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, attended the ceremony at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Delhi's CM, top cop in tussle over rape case

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit and city police commissioner Neeraj Kumar have locked horns over the handling of the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old woman fighting for her life for the past nine days.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

And quietly quits the don from One-Dayers

Sachin Tendulkar, the jewel in the crown of India’s acclaimed batting line-up, dropped a bombshell in announcing his decision to call time on his one-day international career on Sunday. His fans, who consider the cricketer as the greatest post-war batsman to have adorned the gentleman’s game, may have been sent into a tizzy with this “emotional” decision.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Shock, anguish in House over rape

SP MP Jaya Bachchan

A usually divided Parliamentarians on Tuesday stood united with all major political parties expressing shock and raising concern over repeated incidents of rape in the national capital, days after a 23-year-old women intern at a hospital was gangraped in a bus and brutally assaulted.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

SC/ST BILL Congress, BJP toe Maya line on quota

BSP supremo Mayawati
BSP supremo Mayawati appeared on Thursday to have won the first round in the battle for quotas for SC/STs in government job promotions, isolating the Samajwadi Party, her Uttar Pradesh arch rival, in the Rajya Sabha and compelling the Congress and BJP to support the legislation.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gambhir is selfish: Dhoni

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Under fire after back-toback defeats in the home series against England, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is unhappy with Gautam Gambhir’s “attitude and on-field ethics” and has lodged a complaint with the BCCI against the left-hander, a media report claimed on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rahul takes on Modi, invokes the Mahatma

Rahul Gandhi
On the campaign’s last day before Thursday’s first phase of voting, Rahul Gandhi made a cautious entry into Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, his first visit to the state after elections were announced.

Congress strategists, knowing the BJP would use any favourable outcome as Modi’s triumph over Rahul, kept him away till the last moment. With Gujarat seen as the “semifinal” before the 2014 general election, the two probable PM candidates invoked Mahatma Gandhi’s name.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gopi is ethically wrong, says HC

Pullela Gopichand
The Bombay High Court stated on Monday that it was ethically wrong for national badminton coach and head of the selection panel Pullela Gopichand to run a private badminton academy.

“Ethically the coach, who also heads the selection panel, should not run a private academy. He may be a good coach, we are not saying otherwise. But in the interest of justice and fairness, a national coach, also part of the selection panel, should not run a private camp,” said Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A.V. Mohta.

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Monday, December 10, 2012


Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and teammate Yuvraj Singh
Saurashtra all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Delhi pacer Parvinder Awana rode on their impressive starts to enter the squad for the final Test against England in Nagpur from December 13 after the selection panel met here on Sunday, following India’s second successive Test debacle.

UP leg-spinner Piyush Chawla was the third change to the squad that represented India in the third Test at Eden Gardens, as selectors ignored Haryana skipper Amit Mishra despite his superior numbers. The three will replace Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

9 boys fail age test, barred from U-16 cricket tourney

U-16 Cricket Tourney
In a major embarrassment to the city, nine players of the Hyderabad U-16 cricket team including its captain and vice-captain have been found overage and barred from playing the BCCI’s South Zone interstate tournament for the Vijay Merchant Trophy beginning in Visakhapatnam on Friday. Eight are junior college students.

The boys were subjected to the virtually foolproof TW3 (Tanner-Whitehouse 3) bone age maturity process test — done by a single digitally-taken X-ray on the lower end of the forearm of teenagers to determine their exact age — as part of the BCCI’s Age Verification Programme (AVP) adopted this year.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012


BSP President Mayawati
With abstentions by the SP and BSP, the government on Wednesday won the vote in the Lok Sabha on FDI in multi-brand retail even as a united Opposition -the Left and the Right along with the Trinamul -failed to muster majority support.

The motion against FDI moved by Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj was defeated by a margin of 36 votes, as of the total 472 members present and voting only 218 voted in favour of the motion and 254 against it.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oslo court sends couple to jail for abuse of child

Hyderabad couple V. Chandrasekhar and his wife Anupama
Hyderabad couple V. Chandrasekhar and his wife Anupama was convicted by an Oslo district court on Tuesday and sent to jail for 18 months and 15 months respectively for child abuse.

The Norway police had charged the couple with burning their son, Sai Sriram’s leg with a hot spoon, hitting him with a belt and utensils several times and threatening to burn him on the tongue.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

HARD TALK India prepared to sail into China sea

Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi
The Indian Navy is fully prepared to protect oil and gas exploration efforts by the ONGC-Videsh in Vietnam’s maritime zone in the South China Sea, Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi said on Monday, in the context of China’s purported warning to other nations to keep out of the region.

Adm. Joshi revealed that the Navy is already conducting exercises to prepare for such a situation, should it be asked by the government to provide security. Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Navy Day celebrations, he said the Navy had the mandate to protect India’s economic interests.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Fatima, Benazir's niece, to fight polls

Fatima Bhutto
There may be bad news for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal, chairman of the ruling PPP: Benazir Bhutto’s niece Fatima Bhutto, grandaughter of PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, may contest in the next general elections.

Fatima’s mother Ghinwa Bhutto, who leads the breakaway PPP (Shaheed Bhutto), said her daughter had decided to join active politics. She said in Bahawalpur that Fatima will “contest to the National Assembly from Liaquatpur NA-192”. Fatima herself, though, tweeted she was not joining politics, and had earlier said she “ruled a political career out entirely due to the effect of dynasties on Pakistan”.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

KIDS OF MISFORTUNE Mom burns girl's cheeks for theft

A woman burnt the cheeks of her seven-year-old daughter with a hot spatula on Wednesday evening for allegedly taking `10 without informing her.

The incident, which took place at Kotaveedhi under the One Town Police Station limits, came to light on Thursday morning when Child Line officials were alerted about the girl, Vasantha, and they in turn informed the police. It's the second such incident reported in the city this year.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

City eyes London-type entertainment venues

London Mayor Johnson and GHMC Mayor Majeed Hussein
The city will get an entertainment centre along the lines of the London Eye and a museum like Madam Tussauds if discussions between the business delegation led by London Mayor Boris Johnson and ministers and officials of the Andhra Pradesh government bear fruit.

Making a presentation on the investment opportunities available in the city and the state, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad said that for Indian tourists visiting London, Madam Tussauds Museum and London Eye, apart from the Kohinoor diamond, are always mustvisit spots. He pointed out that even Hyderabad could have such facilities.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In first step, cash transfer to cover 29 scholarships

Finance minister P. Chidambaram
The ambitious direct cash transfer scheme, to be launched from January 1, 2013, will cover 29 welfare schemes.

Finance minister P. Chidambaram and rural development minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday addressed a press conference at the AICC headquarters and welcomed the government's decision on behalf of the party, and described it as a “game-changer.“

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Of six fire victims, one was a baby, four elderly

Baba Nivas apartment
City engineer P.P.Venugopal lost his parents and a 10-day-old infant in the fire at the Baba Nivas apartments in S r i r a m n a g a r , Puppalguda, on Sunday night.

More than 30 people had managed to escape when the fire engulfed the multi-storeyed building but five elderly people and the infant were charred to death as they were left stranded, highlighting yet again how the aged and the very young are the first victims in any mishap. Mr Venugopal's wife Sharada had come down from their apartment with one of her twins and her six-year-old son Srujan to meet with neighbours when she saw the flames. At the same time, her mother and inlaws closed the door of the flat, thinking that that would stop the fire.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

End to AIDS in sight, says UN report

As the numbers infected with incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) keeps falling, experts are hopeful that AIDS could be eradicated in future due to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent it, according to a UN report. Some 34 million people had HIV by 2011. Worldwide, the number of people newly infected with the disease, which can be transmitted via blood and by semen during sex, is falling, it said.

At 2.5 million, the number of new infections in 2011 was 20 per cent lower than in 2001. Deaths from AIDS also fell to 1.7 million in 2011, down from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 and from 1.8 million in 2010. The report said this allowed the "foundation to be laid for the eventual end of AIDS". In 2012, over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Of these, a quarter do not know they are carrying the virus, according to the Daily Mail.

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Suicide bombers attack church in Nigerian military barrack

Two suicide bombers targeted a church inside a military barrack in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing an unspecified number of people and injuring several others as worshipers were returning after a mass. Eyewitnesses said the attack occurred at St Andrews Military Protestant Church located inside Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Jaji.

A military officer said on condition of anonymity that the casualty figure is likely to be ‘really high’ as the bombing happened immediately as the church was closing. "The first bomber denoted his explosive inside the church and after the initial confusion was just settling and folks had started gathering to think of helping out, the second bomber exploded his car right in the midst of intending first aiders and survivors of the first (blast) who were rushing out," he said.

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Fish seller's catchy tune wins him record music deal

A Pakistani fish seller in the UK maysoon be as popular as Gangnam Style star Psy, with his catchy song to attract customers notching up more than 3.6 million views on Youtube and landing him a record music deal. "Come on ladies, come on ladies, have-a, have-a look, one pound fish. Very very good, very very cheap, one pound fish," fish seller Muhammad Shahid Nazir can be seen singing at an east London market to attract customers.

Once you've heard it you can't get it out of your head, and it might just be the Christmas No 1. Nazir's 'One Pound Fish Song' has just reeled him a record deal with Warner Music, The Sun reported. He was spotted after a YouTube video of him singing at an east London market notched up more than 3.6 million views. Not bad for a guy who was rejected by the X Factor panel.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Big B felicitated by Australian government

Big B felicitated by Australian government
Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by the Australian government for his contribution towards Indian cinema and fructifying the relations between the two countries. "Another recognition by the Australian Government and its Commission here in Mumbai, in celebration for the 100 years of Indian Cinema, and my contribution towards fructifying the relations between the two countries...I am most humbled...," the 70-year-old posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.

Last year, Amitabh was conferred an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

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Actress Ramya Krishnan's house burgled

Actress Ramya Krishnan's house burgled
At least 50 sovereigns of gold ornaments were reportedly stolen from the house of actress Ramya Krishnan in Injambakkam near Neelankarai.

The police, who have detained the domestic help in connection with the theft, said that they have received a complaint from Krishnan, the father of the actress, a couple of days ago saying that nearly 400 gm of gold kept in the bureau was missing.Krishnan had also told the police that the family sus pects the involvement of Jyothi, a maid employed by the family.

“When Ramya visited the house on Sunday, the maid said she wanted to go to her native place in Andhra Pradesh. The family members told her that they were going out and asked her to wait till they return.However, when they returned they found the maid and the gold missing,” the police said, quoting the complaint from Ramya’s father.

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Teacher orders child to drink urine - DC ePaper

A five-year-old Class I student was forced to drink urine allegedly by his teacher at a private school in Anaparthy, East Godavari on Wednesday. Sources said that students at Satyabhama English Medium School had complained to their English teacher Gouri that Anjaneya Reddy had urinated in a plastic mug in the toilet.

The enraged teacher then allegedly forced the boy to drink it. The matter came to light when Anjaneya returned home and told his parents about the incident. The boy's parents Surya Reddy and Ganga Maheswari went to the school on Thursday morning and lodged a protest with the management and sought action against the teacher. When they did not.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012


India moved quietly and swiftly to execute lone surviving 26/11 gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab at Pune’s Yerawada jail early on Wednesday morning, bringing an end to the long wait for justice, days ahead of the fourth anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks.

Sources said 17 senior officials and two doctors were present in the jail and witnessed the hanging of the 25-year-old terrorist. His body was buried as per Muslim rites within the prison complex. A guard described Kasab as being nervous immediately before he was taken to the gallows.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mobile apps for all ages

Mobile apps to solve all of the above situations and many more were showcased at the ‘Nokia AppTasting IndiBlogger Meet’ in Bengaluru recently, which was attended by 260 enthusiastic bloggers of all ages spanning 10 years to 62 years. Hosted by popular TV anchor of the Gadget Guru fame, Rajiv Makhni and New York based, Michelin starred celebrity chef, Vikas Khanna, the apps caught the fancy of the young and old bloggers alike. Here are some of the apps that were showcased at the event which was a fusion of blogging, technology and food.

Magic Mirror ­ allows you to experiment with many new hairstyles with different hair-colour variations. For this, all you have to do is click a picture of yourself on your mobile phone and let the app show you how many looks you can sport. You could share it with friends and family for approval before going in for the new look.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012


After remaining on the field for close to eight sessions during England’s two innings, India wasted no time to wipe off the 77 runs needed for victory consuming only 15.3 overs to go 1-0 up in the four-match Test series.
M a n o f t h e m a t c h Chesteshwar Pujara (41, 51b, 8x4) opened the innings with Virender Sehwag and the pair put on 57 runs in 9.5 overs for the first wicket.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Farhan warns Priyanka - Bollywood actress

Farhan warns Priyanka - Bollywood actress
Bollywood's desi girl Priyanka Chopra has reached Hyderabad for the shooting of the 'Zanjeer' remake and actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has warned her against doing too many remakes and getting typecast. "In Hydrabad for 'Zanjeer'. Starting a new film always makes me nervous," Priyanka tweeted.

Amit Mehra is producing the film, which was originally made by his late father Prakash Mehra in 1973 with Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya in the lead roles. Farhan tweeted: "Priyanka Chopra, do you realise that this is the third official remake of Amitabh Bachchan you are in? Be careful you don't get typecast."

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5-crore sari was ‘vow factor’

5-crore sari was ‘vow factor’
Standing with folded hands before the imposing deity of Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru, who on Sunday was draped in a gem-studded sari made of gold worth Rs 5 crore, Cherukuri Sridhar thanked the goddess for granting him his greatest wish in life — that of donating the garment.

After emerging from the temple, Sridhar, MD of Transstroy India Private Limited, a diversified construction group, says, “Long back I took a vow to make this offering. She gave me the Tirupati-Chennai road construction contract.” His visit took place on Panchami Theertham, also the Goddess’ birthday.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

NOBEL PRESENT GUEST OF HONOUR Rayala menu, silks for Suu Kyi

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will get to taste traditional Rayalaseema snacks when she visits Papasanipalli village in Anantapur on Saturday.

The entire village of about 400 people is being decked up in the best rural tradition, with toranalu and rangoli and the roads are being decorated with rangoli and swagatha toranalu.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

President? No thanks

Fakruddin Ali Ahmed
He may have agreed, to play Sai Baba and Dawood Ibrahim, but Nagarjuna has reportedly refused to portray a former Indian president on screen.

Sources reveal the star was asked to play Fakruddin Ali Ahmed (the President from 1974 to 1977) in an upcoming Hindi-English film on the the life of the late Sanjay Gandhi. Director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, of Lahore fame, apparently wanted only Nag for the character but the actor refused it because he didn't want to be associated with a “controversial film“ -despite its `80-crore mega budget and Warner Bros. funding.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Congress is safe, for now

MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi
While the MIM’s withdrawal of support is a setback for the Congress in the state — the ruling party has lost its only trusted supporter since 1999 — Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy’s government still commands a majority in the Assembly.

The MIM support had given the Congress an edge over other secular parties, particularly when it came to enjoying the confidence of Muslims.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Court slams BCCI, lifts ban on Azhar

Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin
Twelve years after it was imposed, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday set aside BCCI's life ban on former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, currently a Congress MP, as illegal.

The BCCI in 2000 had banned Azharuddin and Delhi cricketer Ajay Sharma for life from playing professional cricket on charges of alleged match-fixing.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012


US President Barack Obama
After $4 billion, two dozen presidential primary election days, a pair of national conventions, four general election debates, hundreds of Congressional contests and more TV advertisements than anyone would ever want to watch, the two major political parties in America essentially fought to a standstill.

When all the shouting was done, the American people on Tuesday more or less ratified the status quo that existed at the start of the day: They returned President Barack Obama to the White House for another four years, reaffirmed Republican control of the House and kept the Senate in Democratic hands.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Welcome to Puri's zoo

Director Puri JagannathPuri Jagannath has a penchant for the exotic. From extra vagant sets in his lavish movies to exotic pets in his office, he always goes all the way . The pets, tha cost anywhere between `25,000 and `5 lakh include around 50 varieties of birds, 13 dogs, ducks, fish and more.

From the smallest monkey in the world -the marmoset -Mandarin ducks, parrots from Macau to the lion-like Chow Chow dog and colourful cockatoos, his office looks like a mini sanctuary rather than, you know, a director's office. “My fascination for pets began in my childhood. I started with 30-odd ducks and began to procure exotic pets as and when I could afford them. It is the best way to stay connected with nature and they are great stress busters,“ says the director, who loves spending time feeding and playing with his pets. He reportedly spends `2 to `3 lakh per month on their maintenance -imported food, breeding, training and medical care.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gadkari in a deeper hole after IQ test

BJP chief Nitin Gadkari
Beleaguered BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, already battling allegations regarding the source of funding of his companies, on Monday drew flak for drawing a comparison between the IQ levels of Swami Vivekananda and fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim.

Speaking at an awards ceremony in Bhopal on Sunday, Mr Gadkari had said: “As per psychology, if we can compare the IQ of Swami Vivekananda and that of Dawood Ibrahim, then it could have been the same. But Vivekananda used it in nation-building, brotherhood and spiritualism while Dawood used that for excelling in the crime world (sic).“

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Nilam ravages coast

The railway track of Kirandul line collapses
Thirteen people died in rain related incidents as Cyclone Nilam's sting in the tail continued to lash the state four days after it made its landfall on October 31.

The toll now stands at 22 dead. Besides, lakhs of hectares -one estimate said 2.5 lakh hectares -of agricultural fields have been inundated and normal life affected all along the coast.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Rahul threatens to sue Swamy

AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi
AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday threatened to take “all legal action“ against Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy, who targeted him and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi earlier in the day over alleged acquisition of a firm that once published the now-defunct National Herald newspaper, to which the Congress gave a loan of over `90 crore.

“Our attention has been drawn to your purported press conference of the afternoon of November 1. The allegations made by you are utterly false, entirely baseless and defamatory,“ a communication released by Mr Gandhi's office stated. “Your action of calling a press conference is a motivated attempt for reasons, which one can easily discern.“

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2 priests, trustees drove temple official to suicide

G. KrishnaveniThe suicide of a young endowments department officer in the city on October 1, it turned out on Tuesday, was the result of unending harassment by a group of temple officials whose corrupt practices she had blocked.

The city police arrested five persons, including the board members of a temple committee in Guntur, for pushing G. Krishnaveni, 30, to commit suicide. Krishnaveni committed suicide by hanging herself at her home.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NUTRITIOUS DIET Organic food still awaits verdict

The debate over whether organic food is better for our health and worth its higher price keeps raging on in the United States as the conclusion of four decades of studies seems far from clear.

The controversy was back in the news last month when a large-scale study by researchers from Stanford University found organic foods no more nutritious than conventional products, though they did have fewer traces of pesticides.

Researchers, who reviewed 237 different studies, did not find organic meats were healthier either.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Purandeswari gets it for spilling the beans

Union minister of Daggubati Purandeswari
In spite of announcing on Saturday that the Prime Minister had informed her about her “promotion”, Union minister of state Daggubati Purandeswari’s name was missing from the Cabinet reshuffle list on Sunday.

Ms Purandeswari had said that Dr Manmohan Singh had called her up and had informed about her promotion including a change of portfolio from the present human resources development to commerce and industry.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

$30,000 reward for missing baby

The Philadelphia police continued its search for the kidnapped 10-month-old Saanvi Venna (Sravya) on Thursday and along with the Telugu community in the US, announced a reward of $30,000 for information leading to the safe return of the infant.

Saanvi had been abducted by unknown kidnappers in a Philadelphia township on Monday morning; in the same incident her grandmother Satyavathi Venna, 61, was killed.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

DISCONNECT Women won’t die without mobiles

BSP MP Rajpal Saini
BSP MP Rajpal Saini has launched a tirade against mobile phones and has publicly declared that women and children do not need mobile phones!

 “Mobile phones only serve to distract them. Our mothers, sisters and wives did not have mobile phones but they did not die because of it. If they could survive without mobile phones, why can’t women now?” he said at a public function in Muzaffarnagar.

When asked to explain his statement later, Mr Saini said mobile phones should
only be used in emergency services or by politicians who need to remain connected all through the day.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Yash Chopra, King of Romance is no more

 Yash Chopra
As bashfully as a bud ding Romeo, he pulled out a stack of papers from his office-drawer.

“I write love poems,“ he said confidentially. “But that's off the record. As it is people think I'm an emotional fool. And the poems are very amateurish.“

Yash Chopra, in his late 60s then, read out moonlight-soaked verses that longed for a beloved to accept his love. Before I could comment, he blushed, “Please, please, I don't know what got into me. So will you have a cup of tea or coffee?“

The producer-directormovie mogul would be a more accurate description -went on to expound about his cinema which has more often than not circumferenced around that old-fashioned feeling called love. Fresh flowers, dew drops, billowing curtains, chiffon saris, antique silverware, Swiss snowscapes and Punjab's mustard fields would be a part of his oeuvre. Which is why I had asked, “Yashji, why so much gloss? How about some deeper substance in the love stories?“

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Woman's body found in sack

The body of a woman in her mid-20s was on Thursday found in a plastic sack near a dustbin here, police said. The victim appeared to have been strangled.= The body was recovered in the morning in north Delhi's Wazirpur area, police said.

"No injury mark was found on the body. It seems the death took place due to strangulation and the body was later dumped near the dustbin in Block-K in Wazirpur," said Deputy Commissioner of Police P. Karunakaran. The body would be preserved in hospital for the next 72 hours, he said. Police received a call around 8.40 a.m. after a sanitation worker found the body in the sack, he said.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Aamir Khan honoured for 'Satyamev Jayate'

Bollywood star Aamir Khan, along with Star India CEO Uday Shankar, was Thursday honoured for creating awareness against social discrimination through the issue-based reality show "Satyamev Jayate". The actor says the award is special.
Aamir and Shankar were conferred the honour by National Commission for Scheduled Castes at a function in New Delhi.
"I feel very special today. I am humbled with the kind of love, respect and support that you people have given to me. This honour is not just for me, but also for my team who worked so hard on the show that we were able to understand it and present it to all of you," Aamir said at the ceremony.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Two charred in train fire

Hyderabad-Sholapur-Falaknuma passenger train

Two people were burnt to death when a bogie of Solapur-bound passenger train from Hyderabad caught fire at the station on Tuesday. Two people were charred to death and six others were injured when the Sholapur-bound Hyderabad-Sholapur-Falaknuma passenger train caught fire at the railway station here on Tuesday.

The deceased were not identified immediately as the bodies were charred beyond recognition. However, one of the victims is a child.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yuvi makes it double


claim for a Test berth with a magnificent double century on a day the North Zone assumed total control of the Duleep Trophy semifinal against the Central Zone, being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Monday.

Resuming the day at 346 for 4, North Zone added just 105 to their tally, 75 of which were scored by Yuvraj, to post a mammoth 451 on the board.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Kejriwal steps up attack

Alleging that the Uttar Pradesh government was colluding with Union law minister Salman Khurshid to bail him out of the allegations of financial irregularities in an NGO run by him and his wife, activist Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday posed five questions to Mr Khurshid.

Maintaining that the allegations are not his but of the UP government, whose probe “proved the irregularities” done by the NGO run by the minister and his wife Louise, Mr Kejriwal said, “The matter was probed by the state and a report submitted on June 12 and sent to the Centre which issued a showcause notice.” Mr Kejriwal was addressing protesters at Parliament Street who were into their third day of demonstration demanding the resignation of Mr Khurshid and registration of case. “Already the issue has been probed.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Lord gets 3 diamond-studded gifts

Lord Venkateswara
The Tirumala temple has received another lavish gift, this time in the form of diamond-studded golden idols of Lord Venkateswara and his consorts Goddesses Lakshmi Devi and Padmavati. The idols, which were donated anonymously in Srivari Hundi, are worth `1.25 crore.

There are 1,014 diamonds, 552 rubies, 197 emeralds and one big sapphire on the Mula Virat (presiding deity replica) idol. The size of the Mula Virat of Lord Venkateswara is about 14 inches and it weighs about 2.57 kg. There are 25 diamonds stud ded on the golden platform where the Lord is being placed, 90 diamonds on the Chakram, 112 diamonds on the Shanku, 119 on the crown, 44 on the Namam, 139 in three various jewels and 13 diamonds on the Lord’s waist ornament. The idol of Goddess Lakshmi weighs 101 gm and is worth about `2,92,800 and that of Goddess Padmavathi weighs around 81gm costing about `2,34,800.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Centre scraps RIL's gas pipeline deals

Mukesh Ambani
The state government’s prolonged battle against Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Limited finally yielded results with the Union petroleum ministry cancelling the oil major’s license to lay gas pipelines on four major routes.

The 2,175-km pipe lines were supposed to be laid along the Kakinada-Howrah, Kakinada-Chennai, Chennai-Tuticorn and Chennai-Mangalore routes.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CBI will probe IMG deal by Naidu: CM

Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu NaiduChief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the Central Bureau of Investigation would soon start a probe against Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for allotting land worth `1 crore per acre for a nominal `50,000 to IMG Academies Bharata Pvt Ltd, a company “dedicated to developing and promoting sports, education, leisure and lifestyle”.

Recalling Mr Naidu’s statement that the TD’s nine-year rule was a golden era for the state and that the Congress was married to corruption, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said people would soon see the extent of Mr Naidu’s corruption.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vadra, Kejriwal in a mango war

AICC president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra
AICC president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday deleted his Facebook account after he received unprecedented criticism from netizens over his remarks unwittingly comparing India to a banana republic.

“Mango people in a banana republic,“ Mr Vadra said in a post ostensibly to criticise anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal. However, the post backfired as Mr Vadra appeared to compare India to a banana republic.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Big Bang-2 opens up India

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram
Unfazed by the political storm brewing across the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went ahead to push through the second round of big ticket reforms.

On Thursday, the UPAII, in a crucial Cabinet meeting, cleared foreign direct investment (FDI) in insurance and pension and raised the cap to 49 per cent.

“The FDI limit in pension will follow FDI limit in insurance. If the insurance Bill passes with 49 per cent, pension will also be 49 per cent (sic),” Union finance minister P. Chidambaram announced. The Cabinet also cleared the Companies Amendment Bill.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

EXTRA COVER Gayle caught with bold and beautiful

West Indian star batsman Chris Gayle

West Indian star batsman Chris Gayle burnished his partyboy image on Wednesday when police broke up a latenight gathering in his hotel room during the World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Sri Lanka.

Gayle and teammates Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards and Dwayne Smith attracted the attention of police bodyguards as they let their hair down at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

RABBLE-ROUSER Mantri in trouble for old wives’ tale

Union coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal
Union coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal found himself in a fresh controversy on Tuesday when his alleged remark that “wives lose charm over time” led to outrage, especially among women’s groups.

The minister, who made the controversial remark at a “kavi sammelan” in Kanpur, later offered to apologise if the “sentiments of women” had been hurt.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

T-men go after eateries now

T-men go after eateries now
City streets surrounding the Hussainsagar turned into battlefields while Eat Street, Jalavihar, Ohri’s restaurant, including tourist spots of Necklace Road were damaged in the stone-pelting by angry Telangana protesters on Sunday.

Violence marred the rallies taken by Telangana organisations and political parties to reach the Necklace Road venue. Protesters clashed with police in various parts of the city at Khairatabad, Telugu Talli flyover near Secretariat, Buddha Bhavan apart from Osmania University, leading to lathicharge and tear gas by the police.

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