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Thursday, January 31, 2013

REEL VS REAL Need a secular place to live: Kamal Haasan

Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan
Amid high drama, Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan on Wednesday faced a setback as the Madras High Court stayed the screening of his film Vishwaroopam though he agreed to remove certain scenes. The actor in an emotional outburst before the media, later lamented that “if I don’t get justice, I may have to move out of India and take shelter in a secular country”.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Don't quit, talk to Sonia first, Vayalar tells Telangana MPs

Congress President Sonia Gandhi
The seven Congress Lok Sabha MPs from Telangana who had announced their decisions to quit on Monday protesting the Centre's delay in announing its decision on Telangana, decided to defer their decision by a day on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

T-MPs to quit but ministers stay on

Apro-Telangana protester is carried away by the police the Samara Deeksha
Protesting against the Centre's indecisiveness on the Telangana issue, seven Congress MPs from the region decided in principle on Monday to resign from the Lok Sabha.

Before sending their resignations to the Lok Sabha Speaker, the MPs will send their resignation letters to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, asking her to announce a Telangana state immediately. They debated the issue for more than six hours before deciding to quit.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

T will take time: Centre

Unable to decide on the Telangana statehood issue, the Central government as well as the Congress leadership on Sunday indefinitely delayed making a final announcement and called for fresh consultations on the issue.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

LPG minus Aadhaar to cost Rs 1K/cylinder

Be prepared to pay `1,000 for a domestic LPG cylinder if you do not get an Aadhaar card by February 15.

The Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have asked gas agencies in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts to supply only non-subsidised cylinders costing nearly `1,000 to consumers who fail to submit their Aadhaar UID number to the gas agencies by February 15.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hyderabad will never be late again?

If the Hyderabad Metro Rail lives up to people’s expectations, we will no longer have any excuses to be late. But it’s also set for a very busy future.

Let’s have a look at some numbers. The country’s population will balloon 40 per cent by 2030 — that’s twice the number of people in the US. We will also need new workers at the rate of 70 per cent and with urbanisation at just 30 per cent, our cities are bursting at their seams.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Asad gets nasty jolt, sent to jail

MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi arrives at the Sangareddy district court
Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi was sent to Sangareddy jail on judicial remand for 14 days on Monday after he surrendered before the court in connection with a 2005 case for abusing and assaulting government officials.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Rahul: I’ll fight for you

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi hugs his mother
In his maiden speech as Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi struck an emotional chord with delegates at the Jaipur conclave that included his mother, party chief Sonia Gandhi, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as he spoke from the heart on the ills that afflict the party and the people of India.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

LPG cap raised, Centre opens diesel to price hike

Get ready for a hike of over 50 paise per litre in diesel prices every month as the government tries to rein in the fiscal deficit to avoid any further downgrade in India’s credit rating. The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs on Thursday allowed oil marketing firms to raise diesel prices by small amounts at a time, to soften the blow, and raised the cap on subsidised domestic LPG cylinders to nine in a year, up from six.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

2 killed in chopper crash

Two people were killed on Wednesday when a helicopter hit a crane at a building site in central London during morning rush hour and plunged to the ground in a ball of flames.

Police said at least 13 people were injured after the aircraft smashed into a crane on the top of an unfinished luxury apartment block at Vauxhall, near the headquarters of the MI6 foreign spy agency on the south bank of the River Thames.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Bring killers to book: PM

Indian Army tanks ride
In a toughening of India’s stand on Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said it “cannot be business as usual” in the wake of the “barbaric act” of beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistani troops near the Line of Control last week, even as New Delhi put on hold the visaon-arrival facility for Pakistani senior citizens that was to start on Tuesday.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Pak shuts LoC doors

BSF Soldiers patrol along the India-Pakistan border
Trade across the Line of Control seems to have become the first casualty after recent active hostilities along the de facto border in Kashmir. Twenty-five Indian trucks couldn’t cross the LoC at Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch district on Thursday after the Pakistanis refused to let them through.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Theatres block Kamal's direct to home way

Looks like actor Kamal Haasan had no choice but to give in to theatre owners and postpone the release of his muchanticipated trilingual film Vishwaroopam, amid a face-off with a section of the latter over the film’s premiere on DTH platform. But the actor assured he would not let down the DTH partners.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Akbar Arrested

MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi
State police arrested MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi on Tuesday evening at Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad after doctors declared him “fit to speak and travel” and found nothing very wrong with his health.

Mr Owaisi was taken under tight security by car to Nirmal, escorted by the Task Force and AP special police. Mr Owaisi arrived at the Nirmal police station at 9.45 pm along with his personal doctor who conducted a medical check on him in the presence of incharge DSP Ambarkishore Jha at the police station.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Akbar claims illness to avoid questioning

MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi
MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, who has been charged with making a hate speech, arrived here from London in the early hours of Monday but did not appear before the Nirmal police as directed, pleading poor health.

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Hate talk: Akbar may be arrested

MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi
The police found prima facie evidence against Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi for his speeches on December 8 and 22 in Nizamabad and Adilabad and booked two cases on Wednesday under non-bailable sections.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

BILL OF EXCHANGE Rs 27,000-cr scam surfaces in Coimbatore

T.M. Ramalingam
In what seems to be the “spectrum of the south“, IT sleuths from Chennai and Coimbatore seized international bill of exchange worth $5 billion with a face value of `27,000 crore from the home and office of a Class X dropout businessman in Upputharaipalayam on Palani Road, about 95 km from here on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013


These are unusual days for Indian cricket. From a team, which toyed with the opponents at home, Dhoni & Co have been pushed to the wall, first by the English and now by their arch rivals Pakistan.

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