Champions Trophy 2017 | Glenn Mcgrath: 'Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah should be highly effective in English conditions



Legendary Australian pace bowler Glenn Mcgrath is highly impressed with the Indian pace attack set to participate in the Champions Trophy and has expressed confidence that India will perform well in the tournament. The top notch pacer said that India, Australia and host England will be the top favourites for three spots in the semifinals.
As far as the fourth spot goes, it may witness a good fight between South Africa and New Zealand. Mcgrath however claimed that one cannot write Pakistan off as they have a good bowling attack and can beat anyone on their day.
The Australian legend termed India the favourites before the famous India-Pakistan duel on June 4.Mcgrath was highly pleased with speedsters like Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.
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PM Modi-Russian prez Putin meet: Officials working overtime to iron out nuclear pact details


With hours to go before the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian officials said that last-minute talks are taking place to iron out details and language of the agreement on a line of credit for building Unit 5 and 6 of the Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. 
"The agreement remains work in progress," the source said. The reactors are being built by India's Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and Russia's Atomstroyexport company, a subsidiary of Rosatom, the regulatory body of the Russian nuclear complex. 
The two sides are expected to ink 12 agreements in wide-ranging sectors, including in science and technology, railways, cultural exchanges and other business areas between private parties also, in addition to a "vision statement" that the two leaders will release. 
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Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.23 per litre, diesel by Rs 0.89 per litre



The petrol and diesel prices have been hiked by Rs 1.23 per litre and Rs 0.89 per litr, respectively from the midnight.
The price of petrol is being increased by Rs 1.23 per litre and that of diesel by Rs 0.89 per litr, both excluding state levies, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said on Wednesday.
Now, the petrol will cost Delhiites 66.76 Rs/Ltr which was earlier Rs 65.53 per litre. Diesel, on the other hand will cost them Rs 55.88 per litre.

North Kashmir: Rashtriya Rifles and J&K Police kill 2 militants after 4 hours long encounter



Rashtiyra Rifles troop and Jammu and Kashmir Police killed 2 militants after a three-hour long encounter, which broke out at 2:45 AM and ended at 06:45 AM. 
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Nathi Pora area of Sopore at around 3:30 am after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
During the searches, the militants, believed to be two in number, opened fire on the forces, triggering the gun-battle, he said.
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White House: Donald Trump has 'fairly unbelievable' relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel


President Donald Trump has a "fairly unbelievable" relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House has said, hours after the American leader complained about Germany in a tweet.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the two leaders get along "very well" and are growing a"bond" they had during their talks in the G7.
"The relationship that the President has had with Merkelhe would describe as fairly unbelievable...He has a lot of respect for her," Spicer said.
The press secretary's comments came after Trump, on the social media platrform, said Germany was paying well below itsshare for NATO.
Source: News Nation

RBI to put into circulation Re 1 denomination currency notes soon


The Reserve Bank of India will soon put one rupee denomination currency notes into circulation. The notes have been printed by the Government of India.
These are legal tender as provided in Coinage Act 2011. Existing currency notes in this denomination in circulation shall continue to be legal tender.
RBI statement revealed, “Dimensions and paper composition of One Rupee Currency Note as indicated in the Notification No G.S.R. 516(E) dated May 25, 2017 by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, published in the Gazette of India–Extraordinary-Part –II-Section 3-Sub-section (i).
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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Spanish capital; MEA tweets ‘Hola Espana’ on Indian PM’s first visit in nearly 3 decades


On the second leg of four-nation tour spanning over six-days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Madrid in the Spanish capital on Tuesday. PM Modi’s tour is aimed at boosting bilateral economic engagement with visiting countries and inviting more investment for India’s transformation.
“Landed in Spain, marking the start of a very important visit aimed at improving economic and cultural relations with Spain,” Modi tweeted in English and Spanish after landing in Madrid.
Modi’s visit to Spain will be first visit by an Indian prime minister since 1988.
“Hola Espana! Prime Minister Modi arrives in Madrid, first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in nearly three decades, is received by Spanish FM in a special gesture,” said Gopal Baglay, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs in a tweet.
Modi will hold discussions with his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy on ways to deepen bilateral engagement, including in the high-tech sector. Modi will also call on King Felipe VI of Spain.
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Tiger Woods, former World No. 1 golfer arrested on suspicion of drunk driving


Former world number one Golfer, Tiger Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on Monday morning, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Woods, a resident of Jupiter Island, Florida and was booked into jail at 7 a.m. on Monday morning, according to Palm Beach County jail records.
Records showed that Woods was released from custody at 10:50 a.m. under his own recognisance.
Woods, 41, hasn't played competitive golf since pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February after one round because of back pain. He had spinal fusion surgery on April 20 -- his fourth surgery in three years to treat his troublesome back which has limited him to three tournament starts worldwide in the past two years. 
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Kashmir, Kashmiris, Kashmiriyat all belong to India: Home Minister Rajnath Singh


Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government was making efforts to resolve the Kashmir issue at the earliest, and asserted that ‘Kashmir, Kashmiri and Kashmiriyat’ belonged to India.
Those who make attempts to hurt the pride of jawans also need to be taught a lesson, Singh said during an event at Subharti University on Delhi-Dehradun highway in Meerut.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told the 20-nation grouping B20 that India was fighting corruption and terrorism.
In such a condition if they do not provide India with details of Indians who have bank accounts overseas then it would be difficult to check graft, Modi had told B20 leader, Singh said.
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Islamic State’s bomb kills 10, hurts 22 in ice cream shop in Baghdad; Twitter gasps at horror


A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 22, hospital and police officials have said.
The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car. The officials on Monday spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
The attack came just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. After sundown, families break their fast and Baghdad’s restaurants and cafes quickly fill up.
Videos posted to social media showed chaotic scenes on the streets surrounding the blast. A number of wounded lay on the ground, others propped themselves up on the colourful park benches outside the ice cream shop. One young girl, wearing a ribbon and bow in her hair, wandered the scene dazed.




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Cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ likely to trigger rainfall in Odisha in next 24 hours; 23 die in rain-related incidents in Bihar


A cyclonic storm ‘Mora’, which lay centred over the Bay of Bengal about 610 km near the south east of Paradip on Monday, is likely to trigger rain in Odisha in the next 24 hours.
The storm ‘Mora’ moved from the east central Bay of Bengal to the north-northeastward and lay centred about 610 km near the south east of Paradip this morning, the MeT office said.
The system is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours and move north-northeastward to cross Bangladesh coast around tomorrow forenoon, it said.
Under its impact, rain and thundershower may lash many districts of coastal Odisha and some areas in the interior region in the next 24 hours.
The MeT office forecast heavy rainfall at one or two places in the coastal area of the state.
An advice has been given for hoisting Distant Warning Signal Number Two (DW-II) at Paradip and Gopalpur ports in the state.
Source: News Nation

Centre to shortly announce nature of electoral bonds scheme, says FM Arun Jaitley


The Centre would shortly announce the nature of the electoral bonds scheme, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday.
“This year, before the budget was being prepared, the prime minister had told us to take some steps in the budget to cleanse the political parties, and out of that the electoral bonds scheme was born,” he said addressing BJP workers here.
“We are in the process of shortly announcing the nature of the scheme,” he said.
In the budget 2017-18, the government had proposed amendment to the RBI Act to enable issuance of electoral bonds.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decisiveness, Jaitley said unlike the previous prime minister (Manmohan Singh), Modi has been decisive in taking steps with regard to demonetisation, surgical strike against Pakistan and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Source: News Nation

PM Narendra Modi to touch Germany on four-nation tour today; Spain, Russia, France next on schedule



Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to embark for four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France on Monday. PM Modi said that his four-nation tour is aimed at boosting India’s economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment.
In the first leg of his six-day trip, he will visit Germany, where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel under the framework of India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC).
He will also call on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Modi said he and Merkel will “chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, innovation and science and technology, skill development, urban infrastructure, railways and civil aviation, clean energy, development cooperation, health and alternative medicine.”
Source: News Nation

Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh down with fever, to miss warm-up game against New Zealand


Senior batsman Yuvraj Singh will be missing India’s opening warm-up game against New Zealand on Sunday at the Oval, ahead of the Champions Trophy, as he is down with viral fever.
Indisposed Yuvraj has missed the first two warm-up sessions.
However the BCCI has confirmed that the senior pro is recuperating well as per the information of the medical team.
“The BCCI Medical Team confirms that Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh who is presently down with viral fever is making steady progress. There are no major health concerns and he is recuperating well, to the satisfaction of the medical team,” the release stated.
“He is advised rest and will miss India’s first warm-up match against New Zealand at The Oval on May 28, 2017. The medical team will continue to monitor Yuvraj Singh’s progress and hope for a speedy recovery,” it further stated.
Source:PTI

EPFO approves hike in stock investment to 15 per cent from existing 10 per cent


Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Saturday said that the Employees Provident Fund Organisation has approved hike in investment limit in exchange traded funds (ETFs) to 15 per cent, from the existing 10 per cent.
The decision was taken during the meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) in Pune on Saturday.
“Seeing the rate of return during the meeting of the CBT, we have increased the investment into ETFs to 15 per cent, from the existing 10 per cent,” said Dattatreya, who was here to chair the CBT meeting.
He said the government in 2015 had taken a decision to invest in ETFs and 5 per cent was invested then.
In 2016, the investment was raised to 10 per cent.
“First year, we had invested Rs 6,577 crore and in the second year, the investment was Rs 14,982 crore. Now, the total investment as on April 2017 is Rs 22,858.69 crore. I am happy to inform you that the rate of return on our investment in ETF is 13.72 per cent,” said the minister while addressing the media.
He said Rs 234.86 crore have been earned as a dividend with this pattern of investment.
Asked how the EPFO will distribute the gains to its subscribers, Labour Secretary M Sathiyavathy said, “The money which is being invested is in the Sensex, the Nifty and central public sector ETFs. These are the three ETF where we are allowed to invest.”
She added: “Now, we need to frame an exit policy. Once we get revenue out of it or an income, that will be deposited and the money will be given to the members.”
This exit policy, the secretary said, was discussed today and the members sought some clarification. So, the EPFO intends to make one more presentation at the next CBT meeting.
“We had requested IIM Bangalore to do a study on this and give us the options. They have given us the options and we presented it before the members today,” she said, adding that the members want some more time to examine them. “We will be bringing the exit policy at the next CBT meeting to take a final call.”
Source: PTI

Curfew to be imposed in Kashmir amid tension over killing of Hizb militant, Pak asks UN to intervene


The government will impose curfew in seven police station areas of Srinagar on Sunday as a pre-emptive measure to prevent spread of violent protests which took place on Saturday, following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama.
"Curfew will be imposed tomorrow in seven police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure," Farooq Lone, district magistrate, Srinagar told PTI.
He said the curfew will be imposed in Khanyar, Kralkhud, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma, Nowhatta, Rainawari and Safakadal.
Lone also said that educational institutions in the city will remain close on Monday.
"The admit cards of students appearing in CET and other competitive examinations tomorrow will be treated as curfew passes. The staff posted as invigilators can use their identity cards for reaching the centres and back home," he added.
Source: News Nation

Burhan Wani's Successor, 7 Other Terrorists Killed In Jammu And Kashmir


Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, who succeeded Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir today. Bhat was one of eight terrorists killed in separate operations today. While two of the terrorists killed - including Bhat - were holed up in a building in Pulwama district's Tral sector, six others were killed by the Indian Army as it successfully blocked an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control or LoC in Rampur sector in Baramulla district.

One person was killed in Tral as huge protests broke out in the valley after news of the death - seen as a major setback to the terrorist network - spread. Protesters clashed with law enforcement in Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama, Tral and Srinagar leaving dozens of people injured. Mobile internet services that were briefly restored this morning were snapped again. Shops, schools and colleges in many parts of the state closed down.

Source: NDTV

Hizbul militant Sabzar Ahmad dead: Kashmir Valley witnesses violent protests, mobile internet services suspended







 










Violent protests broke out in several towns of Kashmir Valley on Saturday in after security forces gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in an encounter in Tral region. Bhat, who had succeeded Burhan Wani, was killed along with another militant early morning.
Soon after the killings, stone-pelting protests started at around 50 places, including Tral in Pulwama and Khanabal in Anantnag in south Kashmir, the police said.
A person in Mattan area in the district was injured during clashes with security forces, they said. The situation across the Valley is tense. Unnerved people rushed to their homes, leading to traffic snarls on certain routes. The schools closed three hours early.
Source: News Nation

Osteoarthritis affects more women than men, obesity major factor behind the problem: Study



Obesity has been found to be a 'major factor' that leads to osteoarthritis and it is mostly at the moderate or severe stage that patients seek medical treatment, according to a city-based study.
The Arthritis Foundation of India (AFI) carried the epidemiological study on the situation of osteoarthritis in Delhi on 600 OPD patients drawn from four hospitals.
"Most respondents sought medical treatment at a moderate to severe stage. It could have been possible to prevent the progression of the disease and the suffering to quite an extent had it been reported in the mild stage," the study said.
In addition, women reported it more than men, the study said.
The AFI, member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the WHO, conducted the multi-centric study at Hedgewar Hospital, Vir Savarkar Hospital, Jagpravesh Hospital and R K Hospital.
Source: News Nation

EPFO May Reduce Provident Fund Contributions For Better Take Home Pay



Trustees of retirement fund body EPFO may approve a proposal on Saturday to reduce the mandatory contributions toward social security schemes run by it to 10 per cent for workers as well as employers.

Presently, employees and employers contribute 12 per cent of basic wages each towards Employees Provident Fund Scheme (EPF), Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) and Employee Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI).

The proposal to reduce the contributions by employers and employees to 10 per cent of basic wages, including basic pay and dearness allowance, is listed on the agenda for meeting of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) scheduled on May 27, 2017 in Pune, a source said. 


The source said the labour ministry received several representations stating that the move will leave more money with workers for expenditure and reduce employers liability, which will eventually perk up economy.

However, trade unions have decided to oppose the proposal saying this will dilute these social security schemes.

An EPFO trustee and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh leader PJ Banasure said, "We will oppose this proposal. This is not in workers interest."

Another trustee and All India Trade Union Congress Secretary D L Sachdev said, "The reduction of contributions will reduce the benefits for workers by four percentage point. At present employer and employee contribute 24 per of basic wages. This will be reduced to 20 per cent."

At  present the employees' entire 12 per cent contribution is deposited into his EPF account.

Besides, 3.67 per cent is also contributed to the EPF account by the employer who also contributes 8.33 per cent of basic wages to the EPS account.

That apart, the employer also contributes 0.5 per cent of basic wages towards the EDLI for insurance benefit. Thus the employer eventually contributed 12.5 per of basic wages.

EPFO will also take up the matter of stepping up its investment in the stock market to up to 15 per cent at its next meeting in Pune. Its advisory body Finance, Investment and Audit Committee (FAIC) will examine the proposal at the meeting to be chaired by Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya to raise the limit from the existing 10 per cent.

The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) is the apex decision making body of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) that will take a final call on raising investment in stock market instrument -- exchange traded fund (ETF)-- for the current fiscal based on the feedback from FAIC. If approved by the CBT, the EPFO can invest over Rs. 15,000 crore in ETFs in 2017-18 as its investible deposit is around Rs. 1 lakh crore every year.

Source: PTI

J-K: Security forces foil infiltration bid in Rampur sector; 4 terrorists killed


The security forces on Saturday foiled an Infiltration bid in Rampur sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Four terrorists were killed in the encounter. Search operations is presently in progress.
Earlier on May 20, two terrorists attempting infiltration killed by security forces along Line of Control (LoC) in Nougam in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two soldiers also lost their lives in ongoing operation.
Source: News Nation

Delhi on high alert after intelligence inputs about terror strike, commandos deployed at vulnerable spots



The Delhi Police have been put on high alert following intelligence inputs that a group of 20-21 Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists has entered the country to carry out attacks.
The Delhi Police Special Cell has issued an advisory alerting its district, metro police, and railway police units, asking them to step up security in market areas, religious places, malls and metro and railway stations.
The advisory has asked various police units to maintain utmost vigil and keep a “sharp eye for suspected persons/ articles and vehicles” and conduct proper frisking and checking of vehicles and persons.
This advisory comes close on the heels of terror attacks in Manchester in the UK and several other places across the world.
Police sources say it is suspected that the group members might be putting up in Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan or Punjab.
Officials have also been asked to carry out mock drills to check the preparedness of their staff.
In a recent interview to PTI, Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik had said that they needed to make extra efforts in maintaining vigil since the national capital was a favorite target of terror outfits.
Ten PCR vans manned by National Security Guard-trained drivers and commandos have been deployed at vulnerable spots.
The ‘Parakram’ vans will be stationed at Vijay Chowk, Palika Bazar, IP Marg, Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, Vasant Kunj Mall, Pacific Mall in Subhash Nagar, Netaji Subhash Place market and mall complex, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Jhandewalan.
Source: PTI

Bollywood Celebrities Attend Karan Johar's Birthday Bash

Karan Johar celebrated his 45th birthday with lots of style and flamboyance at his residence in Mumbai. Bollywood's favourite filmmaker and popular host for parties, ensured his recent birthday bash was no less than a celebrity carnival. From Aamir Khan to Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif to Deepika Padukone, every big name from the industry attended the bash.





'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' premiere: Attend by Bollywood and cricket stars

Stars from both the cricket arena and Bollywood attended the premiere of the biographical film 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' on Wednesday, and congratulate the cricket legend for such a heart-warming movie. Sachin Tendulakr was gracious enough to thank each and everyone of them personally.






Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos injured in Athens car bomb


Former Prime Minister of Greece Lucas Papademos along with two other people were wounded by an explosive device hidden in an envelope, according to police.
The 69-year-old was rushed to hospital following the blast inside a car in central Athens on Thursday. A government spokesman claimed that the explosion was an attack and said all three who had been hurt - including Mr Papademos - were in a "stable condition, conscious and are undergoing all the necessary medical tests".
Papademos was appointed caretaker prime minister in November 2011 following concerns the country would exit the Eurozone. He remained in the position until May 2012 when elections were held.

Former Greek PM Lucas Papademos is hurt when explosive device goes off inside his car https://t.co/Gh5fF9v5YW pic.twitter.com/MaHjoI76JG

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Beyhadh: Not Maya's mother, but THIS person to die in the show



Sony TV's popular daily soap 'Beyhadh' is all set to take a major turn as an important character in the show is going to die. If you are thinking that it's Maya's mother Jhanvi (as per the recent track), then you need to hold your horses, because instead of her it is Samay who will be seen dead on the show.
According to the media reprots, 'Beyhadh' is going for a six month leap and Samay (played by Piyush Sahdev) will be dead. Though, speculations are rife that Maya (played by Jennifer Winget) will be killing Samay, it is also being rumoured that he might end his life himself.
Indeed, it will be surprising for the audience as so far it was seen that Maya is planning to kill her mother to get Arjun's attention.
Source: News Nation

Asaduddin Owaisi dares Amit Shah to contest from Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat


AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has dared BJP president Amit Shah to contest from Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, saying it is not as easy as “eating cake”.
Owaisi, the sitting MP from Hyderabad, said his party would ensure that the BJP lost from Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, held by Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, and five assembly seats the saffron party has in the city.
“You (BJP) want to contest Hyderabad....you are welcome.  But why are you planning to field somebody else? You (Shah) come and contest,” Owaisi said.
“Hyderabad ki seat jeetenge....is it like eating a cake?  We have worked a lot here for several years,” the three-term Hyderabad MP told a gathering here on Wednesday night, referring to Shah’s reported statement that BJP will win the seat.
Ridiculing Shah’s claim that BJP would form its government in Telangana after the 2019 assembly elections, Owaisi said, “You are dreaming”. “God willing, we will ensure BJP loses Secunderabad and also the five assembly seats held by them,” he said.
“I am telling you Mr (Narendra) Modi and Mr (Amit) Shah...mark my words...we will ensure that BJP is defeated from Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat. The people of Hyderabad will tell you. You will lose deposit from Goshamahal.. you (BJP) will lose Amberpet, Musheerabad, Khairtabad and also Uppal Assembly seats (in Hyderabad). You will face big loss in Telangana...Insha Allah,” Owaisi added.
On Shah’s three-day visit to Telangana, Owaisi said, “The BJP President is on Telangana tour...there’s sudden love (that he has developed) for Telangana.” The AIMIM leader said Shah went to Nalgonda and had lunch at a Dalit home about which Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said was prepared by a member of a forward community.
“What kind of love you (Shah) have? You have food at the residences of Dalits which has been prepared somewhere else.  What kind of love you have for (B R) Ambedkar?” he said. He rejected Shah’s claim that the Centre had allocated Rs 1 lakh crore to Telangana, and insisted it got only Rs 24,000 crore.
“Ok, even if you gave (Rs 1 lakh crore) did you give it from your pocket. We are not beggars...It is our (Telangana’s) constitutional right to get (central funds). It is the right of the Telangana government to get not just Rs 1 lakh crore but Rs 10 lakh crore,” he said.
Meanwhile, reacting to Shah’s challenge, BJP floor leader in the Telangana assembly G Kishan Reddy dared the Hyderabad MP to contest from his constituency Amberpet.
“Amit Shah is based in northern India. There are thousands of BJP workers here who can defeat Owaisi. I dare him to contest from my constituency Amberpet,” Reddy said. Amberpet was among the five assembly seats Owaisi had said his party would ensure BJP’s defeat.
Source: PTI

PM Modi to inaugurate longest Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam today on third anniversary of NDA govt


On the third anniversary of the NDA government at Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate a number of projects in a few hours later, including the country’s longest 9.15 kilometres Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam.
Modi would also address a public meeting in which he is anticipated to speak about the three years of his government.
“I will be in Assam tomorrow to take part in various programmes. I am eagerly awaiting this opportunity to interact with people of Assam,” he tweeted last night. 
Modi, who led the BJP to a massive victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was sworn-in as the prime minister on May 26 that year.
Source: News Nation

Army Chief Bipin Rawat meets Arun Jaitley, briefs on Kashmir situation



Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Thursday met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and briefed him about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting came a day after Jaitley said Army officers were free to take decisions in a “war-like” zone, in comments which appeared to justify Major Leetul Gogoi’s action of tying a man to a jeep in Kashmir as a human shield to deter stone-pelting protesters.
Sources said it was a “routine” meeting during which Gen Rawat apprised Jaitley of the security situation in the troubled state besides discussing some other issues.
Source: News Nation

2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts: Accused, wanted for nine years, finally arrested in Kozhikode


The city crime branch sleuths have arrested an accused, wanted for nine years in connection with the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts case, from Kozhikode in Kerala, a senior official said on Wednesday.
The accused, Shoaib Pottanikal, was arrested by a team of Ahmedabad crime branch sleuths, Kerala police and intelligence officials from Kozhikode soon after he landed at the airport there on Tuesday, Joint Commissioner of Police J K Bhatt told reporters.
“Shoaib, one of the 18 absconding accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts case, was arrested from Kozhikode airport after he landed there from abroad. He had escaped overseas after the blasts, following which a Red Corner notice was also issued against him,” Bhatt told reporters here.
Source: News Nation

Mother’s Day 2017: Google celebrates motherhood with a special doodle

She is an epitome of selfless love, a God's blessing and to the world she is a mother. India is celebrating motherhood on May 14 and Google with its heart warming doodle has personified the love mothers shower on their children as a part of this celebration.
The animated doodle stages different phases of motherhood, from the first stage of pregnancy to the last stage of happily settled life.
The first gif image shows a cactus standing on the doorstep of motherhood, waiting to give birth and eager to take on the responsibility. The second image shows the process of watering the plant which represents mothers nurturing their kids.
Source:News Nation

Disha Patani poses in an embellished pink-gold bikini

Disha Patani turned a cover girl for a reputed fashion magazine and guess what she wore? An itsy-bitsy bikini. While the cover is already out, Disha just shared an inside pic from the shoot. She is dressed in embellished pink and gold bikini and has a bright smile on her face. She has titled this as, “dishapatani god bless all #throwback#behindtbescene @cosmoindiadishapatanigod bless all #throwback#behindtbescene @cosmoindia” She is getting rave reviews for her avatar, we must say. But if you ask us honestly, we think that the fit of the bralette could have been better. As far as her hair and makeup styling is concerned, she looks fab.
On work front, she has reportedly signed Karan Johar;s Student Of The Year 2 which also stars her rumoured boyfriend Tiger Shroff. She is best known for her role in Sushant Singh Rajput’s MS Dhoni. She was also in the news for firing her PR team recently. But there was a rumour that the PR agency, in turn, discontinued their services because they had some issues with her. 

Source: India.com

Samsung and Vodaphone Fiji launch Samsung S8 and S8 Plus


There is good news for all Samsung smartphone lovers, the much awaited 8 edition of the smartphones Samsung galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available for sale at all Vodafone outlets in Fiji. It follows its grand launch in the grand pacific hotel in Suva by the partners Samsung and Vodafone Fiji.
The crowds cheered and exclaimed excitedly as the sheets were pulled to uncover the high-end niche smartphone.
Todd Selwyn, Head of Mobile Product for Samsung in the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, said, “This device is setting records for Samsung sales around the globe, and we are expecting Fijians to have a similar positive response to the launch.
Source: News Nation

Worried of stubborn acne marks? Know how to get rid of them with these home remedies


Getting rid of acne scars is a bit difficult task and needs dedication. While there are many technological methods available to get rid of the acne scars, home remedies are something which are less risky.
Lemon juice
Lemon is a natural bleaching agent. Vitamin C is helpful in rebuilding collagen. Lime juice, when applied on acne scars on a regular basis, give good results as spots get lighter day by day.
How to use:
Directly apply lemon juice on your scars with finger tips or with a cotton ball. Leave it for ten minutes and then wash it off with water. For two-three weeks, do this once a day.
Honey
Apply honey on scars and leave it overnight. Wash it off in the morning.
You can also make a mixture of honey and oatmeal. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with ¼ cup of oatmeal. Apply mixture on pimple scars and then wash it off after 15-20 minutes.
Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is known to make healing process faster. It would be more effective if you use gel from aloe vera leaf rather than aloe vera gel that is available over the counters.
Olive Oil:
Olive oil is really beneficial for skin as it contains lots of vitamins (A, D, E, C, B1 and B2), iron and antioxidants. Its anti-inflammatory properties will make you get rid of acne sacrs.
Raw tomatoes
Take out the pulp of tomatoes and crush it. Now apply this pulp onto your face for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off.
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Major extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations holding data of firms for ransom in UK, Spain, Portugal and Russia


A major extortion cyberattack shocked dozens of nations on Friday holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies.
The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the US National Security Agency and later leaked to the internet.
The attack hit Britain’s health service, forcing affected hospitals to close wards and emergency rooms. Related attacks were reported in Spain, Portugal and Russia. Two security firms Kaspersky Lab and Avastsaid they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russia hardest.
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Dead snake in mid-day meal: Sample sent for laboratory test in Chandigarh, raids in govt schools






 








In a shoking incident after a baby snake was found in the mid-day meal that was served to the children in Government Girls Senior Secondary School at National Highway-2 in Faridabad following which the Chief Minister's flying squad inspected six schools in the district to take stock of the situation.
The district administration has sent the sample for laboratory test in Chandigarh. The administration has also stopped other schools to serve the food as the same agency supplies the meal in 371 schools in the district.
The squad checked mid-day meals in schools at Uncha Gaon,Chandravali, Ahairvad and Tigaon Road in the district.
Source: News Nation