• Not Meeting & Greeting People is Like Life Without Wife
    Published Date : 15-Dec-2017 8:40:06IST

    Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said he misses the freedom with which he used to meet and greet people when he was not bound by the protocol of the country’s second highest constitutional office. The vice-president said a life sans public interaction is like “a life without wife”. He said he rarely gets opportunity to meet friends when he comes to attend official events as he is bound by the protocol of the office. “This and that, you have to go to the dais, follow the written speech, say namaste and then go.”

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  • Trump watches TV for over 4 hours daily: Reports
    Published Date : 10-Dec-2017 10:36:30IST

    US President Donald Trump watches television for at least four hours a day and sometimes even eight hours, according to reports. Trump wakes up at 5:30 am every day and watches news channels like CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, reports added. They further claimed that Trump fires off tweets if something, or someone, he sees sets him off.

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  • Telangana govt to distribute Christmas gifts worth ₹15 cr
    Published Date : 09-Dec-2017 10:02:56IST

    The Telangana government will distribute Christmas gifts and host dinners worth ₹15 crore to around two lakh Christians from impoverished backgrounds. The gifts will include sarees or cloth pieces that can be stitched into a pair of shirt and pants, or a salwar-kameez. Further, CM K Chandrashekar Rao has decided that Christmas will be celebrated as an official state function.

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  • Congress instructs spokespersons not to comment on PM
    Published Date : 09-Dec-2017 11:19:47IST

    The Congress on Friday instructed all of its spokespersons not to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi or his public addresses. This comes after suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had triggered outrage over his reference to PM Modi as “neech”. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had said that he did not appreciate Aiyar’s language and expected him to apologise.

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  • Are you reincarnation of Hitler: Prakash Raj
    Published Date : 08-Dec-2017 10:03:36IST

    Actor Prakash Raj has slammed Union Minister and Karnataka BJP leader Anantkumar Hegde for calling nationalism the same thing as Hindutva while tweeting, “Are you guys reincarnation of (Germany’s) HITLER?” He further wrote, “Why do you bring in a religion into nationalism?” His comments were over a video where Hegde said, “Until we uproot Islam, we can’t remove terrorism.”

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  • Tirumala temple board to appoint Dalits as priests
    Published Date : 07-Dec-2017 10:03:27IST

    Andhra Pradesh’s Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has announced plans to appoint members of Dalit, SC, ST, and fishermen communities as priests. They will be accommodated in 500 temples being built in various Dalit colonies, tribal areas, and fishermen villages where Brahmin priests are not available, TTD spokesperson T Ravi said. The board is also training 200 people to be priests.

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  • New tapes showing Hardik Patel with a girl leaked
    Published Date : 07-Dec-2017 1:35:17IST

    A new set of videos allegedly showing Patidar leader Hardik Patel and two others with a girl has been leaked ahead of Gujarat Assembly elections. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti Co-convenor Dinesh Bambhania has accused BJP of releasing the “fake and doctored” videos to defame Hardik. This is the third set of such videos that has been leaked.

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  • Hyd police arrests mother for making 4-yr-old sit on hot pan
    Published Date : 04-Dec-2017 4:08:20IST

    The Hyderabad Police has arrested a woman and her husband, after the woman allegedly made her four-year-old daughter sit on a hot pan to “get rid of her”. Following the incident, the couple took her to a support centre, claiming to have found her abandoned by the roadside. The girl was the woman’s daughter from her first marriage, police said

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  • Spot The Dustbin, Please
    Published Date : 04-Dec-2017 7:22:27IST

    Although the swanky Metro stations have strategically placed three coloured dustbins, commuter find it difficult to spot them. To top it all, advertisers who were trying to cash in on the mad rush and run promotional events at stations, handed out candies to the winners. The enthusiastic winners who popped in the chocolates were seen roaming about with wrappers in hand. Even the ‘May I help You’ teams were unable to help the poor winners. Ultimately it all contributed to ‘non-swachh Bharat’.

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  • Hyd to house world’s first IT park for disabled
    Published Date : 03-Dec-2017 7:43:57IST

    The world’s first dedicated IT park for persons with disability (PwD) is all set to come up over 10 acres in Hyderabad near the Shamshabad airport in the public private partnership mode, the T government announced on the eve of the International Day of Disabled Persons 2017. The park, which will have facilities for training, residential quarters and delivery centres for domestic and international clients, will create jobs for 2,000 PwD over the next five years by providing them the requisite training and jobs, said a release issued by the T government.

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  • ‘I Don’t Carry Cash, Somebody Around Always Pays For Me’
    Published Date : 01-Dec-2017 8:20:49IST

    Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Friday said money never meant much to him and that as a resource, money enables the company to take risks. “On a personal level, very few people know this from childhood, in school and now, I have never carried money. I don’t have a credit card, I don’t carry cash in my pocket. I always have somebody around me who pays for me. So that works,” said Mr Ambani.

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  • Uma advises Sonia, Rahul to read Bhagavad Gita
    Published Date : 30-Nov-2017 10:49:51IST

    After reports claimed that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi entered the Somnath Temple after registering as a non-Hindu, Union Minister Uma Bharti has advised the party President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul to read the Bhagavad Gita. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra has remarked, “For Rahul Gandhi and Congress, religion is a matter of convenience and not devotion.”

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  • KTR gets US invite from Ivanka Trump
    Published Date : 30-Nov-2017 7:15:44IST

    IT minister KTR has been invited by Ivanka Trump to visit the US. Details of the visit will have to be worked out. On Wednesday, KTR had moderated a discussion during the second day of GES 2017 at HICC.  KTR had announced a couple of months ago that he would visit the US and meet the Telangana people there. “Now, the visit will become even more significant as he has been invited by the advisor to the US President,” said sources.

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  • Giddi’s defection blow to YSRC
    Published Date : 27-Nov-2017 7:42:58IST

    Due to the latest defection of MLAs from the YSR Congress (YSRC), it has become tough for the party to get even a single Rajya Sabha seat. Speculations are rife that Paderu MLA GiddiEswarihas confirmed her defection and is joining TDP on Monday in the presence of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. In this context, YSRC will be unable to retain the required count for the Rajya Sabha. According to political analysts, YSRC needs at least 44 MLAs to win at least one Rajya Sabha seat.

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  • PMO declines KCR quota meet request
    Published Date : 26-Nov-2017 6:31:16IST

    Citing lack of time, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has reportedly declined an appointment to CM Chandrasekhar Rao who wanted to lead two all-party delegations to PM Modi and present memorandums on classification of scheduled castes and reservation for Muslims during the PM’s one-day visit to Hyderabad on Tuesday. According to sources, the Telangana CMO received a communication from the PMO on Saturday.

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