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Rebel poet Gaddar willing to work with Pawan Kalyan's party

Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Rebel poet Gaddar, who plans to float a political party in Telangana, has expressed his willingness to work with Jana Sena party of popular Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan. Describing Pawan as a long-time friend, Gaddar on Sunday said he would consider working with him, after floating the political party. The balladeer said he would also work to bring togethe...

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Visually-challenged business achiever Srikanth Bolla eyes higher Forbes ranking

Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Forbes has named him in the list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 but visually challenged Srikanth Bolla is in no mood to celebrate. His goal is to get into the Forbes list of richest persons -- and he won't settle for anything less. Such is the determination of the 25-year-old, who was born blind and overcame all adversities to become the first...

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Government disapproves bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday disapproved the decision of some petroleum dealers' associations to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays from May 14. The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Parliamentary Consultative Committee at a me...

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Youth detained for post against Andhra CM

Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) A youth was detained on Friday over a derogatory post on social media against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, police said. A police team from Guntur district took Ravi Kiran into its custody from his house in Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Kiran allegedly made derogatory comments about Naidu, his son IT Minister N. Lokesh ...

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14 killed as truck ploughs into villagers in Andhra

Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) At least 14 persons were killed and 24 injured when a truck rammed into a group of villagers standing outside some shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said. The speeding truck hit an electric pole, before ramming into roadside shops on the Puthalapattu-Naidupeta Road in Yerpadu, about 30 km from the temple town of Tirupati. Po...

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Government denounces bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday denounced the decision of a petroleum dealers' association to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays starting May 14. The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Parliamentary Consultative Committee at a meet...

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Ashok Leyland bags orders from security agencies

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Bagging contracts for mine-protected and bullet-proof vehicles from security agencies, Ashok Leyland is targeting three-fold business increase from its defence vertical, a top company official has said. The company will be investing around Rs 600 crore towards capital expenditure in setting up plants in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India and Ivory Coast in Wes...

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10 killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra

Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a truck rammed into shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said. The speeding truck hit an electric pole before ramming into roadside shops on Puthalapattu-Naidupeta Road in Yerpadu, about 30 km from the temple town of Tirupati. Police said the accident occurred near Ye...

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'Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops 2%'

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The water level of 91 major reservoirs in the country has gone down by two per cent, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on April 20, 2017 was 46.02 billion cubic metres (BCM) which is 29 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was a...

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Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao re-elected TRS President

Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was re-elected unanimously as the President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) at the party's annual plenary that began at Kompally on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Friday. TRS electoral returning officer Nayini Narasimha Reddy, who is also the Home Minister, announced Rao's election for the eighth consecutive time,...

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Four IS 'sympathisers' held in joint inter-state operation

Mumbai/Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Four suspected Islamic State sympathisers were arrested while several others were detained during joint anti-terror raids on Thursday in four states for plotting major terror strikes, a senior police officer said. The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police agencies of five other states carried out the operation on the basis of ...

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Terrorist module busted in pan-India operation, one nabbed in Thane

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A terrorist module was busted with the arrest of one and detention of two men from Mumbra in the neighbouring Thane district in a multi-state anti-terrorism operation, an official said here on Thursday. The operation was carried out in the early hours by a team of Maharashtra Anti-Terorism Squad along with the Uttar Pradesh ATS, the Special Cell of the Delhi Polic...

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Supreme Court quashes complaint against Dhoni

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine. Quashing the criminal complaint, the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the ingredients of the offence alleged in the criminal complaint amoun...

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Supreme Court quashes complaint against Dhoni

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine. Quashing the criminal complaint, the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the ingredients of the offence alleged in the criminal complaint amoun...

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Supreme Court quashes complaint against Dhoni

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine. Quashing the criminal complaint, the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the ingredients of the offence alleged in the criminal complaint amoun...

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UP Police arrests 3 terror suspects

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Three terror suspects have been arrested in joint raids by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police of five states, officials said on Thursday. UP ATS conducted joint anti-terror raids in Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in coordination with police of the five states, UP ATS Chief Asim Arun told IANS.

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AP CM turns 68, Modi wishes happy birthday

Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday turned 68 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan greeting him. Wishing the industrious CM of AP, @ncbn Garu a very happy birthday. May he lead a long life filled with best health, Modi tweeted. Naidu is also the national president of Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

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Delhi tops in terms of 'internet readiness': Study

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of internet readiness due to better e-infrastructure and e-participation, a joint study said on Wednesday. According to the report, titled 'Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States' by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen, the capital city is followed by Karnataka, Maharashtra, K...

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Sunday off for petrol pumps could invoke ECA: Government

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The threat by petroleum dealers to shut down pumps on Sundays will be dealt with according to measures necessary to maintain supplies of essential commodities, the Centre said on Wednesday. We have just now been made aware of this decision by the petroleum dealers through media reports, a senior Petroleum Ministry source said when queried about the dealers' dec...

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Vijayawada youth murdered in fight over cricket

Vijayawada, April 19 (IANS) Fight over a game of cricket on a street here in Andhra Pradesh has led to murder of a youth, police said. The incident occurred in Telecom Colony off Mahatma Gandhi Road on Tuesday evening. According to police, Kiran Kumar, an engineering student, was playing with some children when the ball accidentally hit a woman Devaki Devi. He apologized for the ...

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