• Soon, only pro-govt films will be legal: PC
    Published Date : 21-Oct-2017 11:55:35IST

    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram suggested on Saturday that the Union government and the BJP running it will widen censorship of films, weighing in on the controversy around Tamil film Mersal that is under fire for criticising key decisions made by the PM and his colleagues. “Notice to film makers: Law is coming, you can only make documentaries praising government’s policies,” he said in the morning in a post from his Twitter handle @PChidambaram_IN.

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  • 3 Million Americans Carry A Handgun Daily: Study
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2017 8:34:00IST

    As many as 3 million people in the USA carry a loaded handgun daily, while 9 million do so at least once a month, according to a US study Thursday. Most of these gun-toting Americans are young men, live in the south and say personal protection is a top reason for walking around with a deadly weapon, said the report in the Journal. The study is the first in 20 years to look at gun-carrying habits in a nation that has been repeatedly seen fatal mass shootings at schools, concerts and workplaces, researchers said.

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  • People Depressed This Diwali Due to DeMo and GST
    Published Date : 19-Oct-2017 8:43:47IST

    The people were feeling ‘completely depressed’ and ‘alienated’ this festive season, reflecting the economic situation following demonetisation and GST, Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav said here on Wednesday. He claimed that people were also feeling unsafe due to the activism of ‘communal forces’ in the name of ‘gau raksha’, ‘ghar vapsi’ and love jihad over the last three years. “On the occasion of festive season, especially Diwali, it is for the first time in independent India people are completely depressed, and feeling unsecured and alienated.”

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  • Worshipping GST Portal
    Published Date : 19-Oct-2017 8:39:17IST

    Traders’ body CAIT has declared that its supporters will worship the GST portal this Diwali. This has been done as the GST portal has become the ledger, cash book and book of accounts for the traders. The good old `Bahi Khaata’ is a thing of the past. A puja session will be held for the GST portal on Diwali afternoon at the CAIT office in Karol Bagh.

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  • Parking fee at malls in city may end soon
    Published Date : 17-Oct-2017 8:13:05IST

    In what could bring a huge relief to vehicle owners visiting shopping malls and multiplexes in the city, the municipal administration and urban development department has decided to issue directions to managements of such commercial establishments not to collect parking fees from visitors. “As of now, there are no guidelines on parking fee collections,” GHMC Chief City Planner S Devender Reddy told media.

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  • Rahul mistakenly enters ladies’ toilet in Gujarat
    Published Date : 12-Oct-2017 11:56:21IST

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accidentally entered a ladies’ toilet in Gujarat’s Chhotaudepur, while he was in the district for an interaction with people. There was no sign outside the toilets except a poster in Gujarati which read ‘Mahilao Mate Shauchalya’. Gandhi reportedly stepped into the wrong toilet as he couldn’t read Gujarati.

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  • Gear up for early polls: Jagan to cadre
    Published Date : 12-Oct-2017 8:35:02IST

    YSRC president and leader of the Opposition Jagan Reddy on Wednesday asked the party’s rank and file to gear up for early elections in the state in October, 2018. Addressing party cadre at Lotus Pond in Hyderabad on Wednesday , he asked the leaders to keep the party vibrant in all the 175 assembly constituencies in the state. He suggested them to design special programmes and follow them. Jagan will undertake padayatra in some part of the state from November 2.

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  • Sexual intercourse with wife below 18 years is rape: SC
    Published Date : 11-Oct-2017 11:43:41IST

    The Supreme Court today ruled that having sexual intercourse with wife who is below 18 years of age will be considered as rape. This comes after the apex court earlier slammed the Centre for creating an exception in the Indian Penal Code’s Rape Law which said that having sex with wife aged 15-18 years is not rape.

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  • ‘Vysya leaders Shah’s puppets’
    Published Date : 09-Oct-2017 8:17:04IST

    Social activist and writer Kancha Ilaiah, who is in the eye of a storm for his controversial book, on Sunday said that Arya Vysya representatives were puppets groomed by BJP national president Amit Shah. Ilaiah challenged Shah to come to Hyderabad and debate him on the issue. Earlier in the day, cops removed members of Arya Vysya community who had gathered outside his house in Tarnaka demanding that he debate with them.

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  • Extra marks for Andhra kids taking part in Swachh Bharat
    Published Date : 07-Oct-2017 12:22:28IST

    The Andhra Pradesh government is exploring a proposal to allot five extra marks to students of Class 9 and above who participate in the Swachh Bharat initiative by helping identify households without toilets. Andhra Pradesh government has to build 21 lakh toilets, to achieve 100% open defecation free status by March 2019 and has been encouraging students to participate.

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  • Modi temple with 100-ft statue to be built in Meerut
    Published Date : 04-Oct-2017 10:59:08IST

    A retired engineer and PM Narendra Modi’s supporter has announced the construction of a temple which will have a 100-feet tall metal statue of the leader on the Meerut-Karnal highway in Uttar Pradesh. The foundation stone of the temple, which will also have statues of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi in the sanctum sanctorum, would be laid on October 23.

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  • Govt plans ₹1cr reward for benami property secret informers
    Published Date : 23-Sep-2017 1:58:19IST

    The Centre is planning to give out cash rewards of up to ₹1 crore to secret informers of benami property to investigative agencies. An informer would get a minimum reward of ₹15 lakh, CBDT officials said. An official also said this proposal is pending with the Finance Ministry for the final nod and is likely to be announced next month.

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  • No Modi letter to Pawan Kalyan
    Published Date : 19-Sep-2017 10:55:34IST

    Narendra Modi has written personal letters to the Telugu film industry biggies like Mohan Babu, Rajamouli, Prabhas and Mahesh Babu to become partners in the Swachata Seva initiative. But, one person who did not get the letter is Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan. In fact, Pawan was friends with Modi during 2014 elections and was invited to Modi’s swearing in. Modi praised Pawan on another occasion too. But, this time around, Pawan is simply absent from the list. Changed political equations?

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  • Haribabu fails to make the cut
    Published Date : 04-Sep-2017 9:20:47IST

    Andhra BJP president K Haribabu, who did not get an official invite for the swearing-in ceremony, still set out for Delhi hoping to clinch a deal. The Vizag MP was apparently assured by a senior BJP leader that efforts were being made to induct him. Accordingly, he left for Delhi along with his family via Hyderabad on Saturday evening. “But the lobbying didn’t work and Haribabu failed to make it to the cabinet,” a source close to the Vizag MP said.

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  • Leaders Indulge in Marriage Jibes
    Published Date : 01-Sep-2017 8:28:12IST

    Rahul’s marriage recently became a hot topic in the run-up to Karnataka polls.In response to CM Siddaramaiah’s jibe that BJP leaders will not marry their children to Dalits, ex-minister Govind Karjol, an associate of President Kovind, said his community was willing to give a bride if Rahul would marry her. While women rights activists are furious about this, Siddaramaiah said Indira and Rajeev Gandhi had married even outside religion, so Congress did not need lessons from BJP.

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