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BNI-India launches city chapter

By: Syed Najaf Ali Shaukat, Bureau Chief, Andhra Pradesh        Business Network International India (BNI)-India, the world’s largest word of mouth/referral organization, has launched its first Chapter in Hyderabad. With this, BNI has 54 Chapters in India and 6000 plus in over 48 countries. “The New Chapter in city has 30 members and we will launch another 10 ...

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Aimmo demands 10% quota for poor Muslims

By: Syed Najaf Ali Shaukat, Bureau Chief, Andhra Pradesh        All India Muslim Minority Organization has demanded that the Union government provide 10 percent reservation to economically backward Muslim people in education and employment sectors. Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, organization president Syed Muktar Hussain lamented that though Gopala Swamy Commission, Justice Rajendra Sachar Committee and ...

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CM to attend Praja Patham in Nalgonda today

By: Syed Najaf Ali Shaukat, Bureau Chief, Andhra Pradesh        Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will participate in the Praja Patham program in Nalgonda district on Friday. In a pressnote here on Thursday, the Chief Minister’s Office stated that Kiran Kumar Reddy will leave by helicopter from Begumpet Airport to attend Praja Patham program. He will reach ...

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Super Kings focusing on winning: Andy

With Australian stars, batsman Michael Hussey and seamer Ben Hilfenhaus bringing the Chennai Super Kings squad to its full strength, bowling coach Andy Bichel believes that the team, presently languishing in mid-table, is up for the challenge to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament for a third time. Speaking to the media here Thursday ahead of Friday’s game against ...

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CR slams Jagan for ignoring temple traditions at Tirumala

By: Syed Najaf Ali Shaukat, Bureau Chief, Andhra Pradesh        Minister for Endowments C. Ramachandraiah on Thursday found fault with the behavior of YSR Congress party president and Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at Tirumala. Speaking to the media in the Secretariat, Ramachandraiah, referring to Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy indirectly, said that people should visit ...

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Tigmanshu Dhulia makes acting debut with ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’

Director Tigmanshu Dhulia makes his acting debut with “Gangs of Wasseypur”. Director Anurag Kashyap is full of praises for him and said that Dhuila is a big actor from Nation School of Drama (NSD), but no one gave him an opportunity. “Tigmanshu Duhlia is playing a major part in the film. He is a very big actor from NSD but ...

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Vasisht and Raghav in Asian under-14 tennis final

 Top seeded Vasisht Cheruku will take on Raghav Jaisinghani in the boys finals while Mihika Yadav will clash with Zeel Desai for the girls title at the PCLTA Cup Asian under-14 tennis tournament here Friday. In the boys singles semi-finals Thursday, top seeded Vasisht Cheruku from Karnataka scored a 6-4, 7-5 win over fourth seeded Abhimanyu Vannemreddy while second seeded ...

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India face SL in junior hockey Asia Cup

Two-times defending champions India will play against Sri Lanka in their opening match of the seventh Junior Men’s Asia Cup Hockey Tournament here Friday. The eight teams participating in this tournament are divided into two pools and according to the draws, India have been placed in pool B along with Pakistan, China and Sri Lanka while Korea, Malaysia, Japan and ...

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Museum on Indian Cinema to be ready by May 2013: I&B minister

A museum on Indian cinema, being built in Mumbai, chronicling the history of the industry and its global impact, will be readied by May next year, said Information and Broadcasting minister Ambika Soni Thursday. “There are a few interesting projects to commemorate the centenary (of Indian cinema). We are planning to open a museum of Indian cinema. The museum will ...

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Jailed legislators helped Congress: Jharkhand’s ruling BJP

Jharkhand’s ruling BJP, which lost the Rajya Sabha polls from the state Thursday, has accused the Congress of winning by securing the support of independents and jailed legislators. “We managed to secure 20 votes. Congress secured 25 votes by managing to get the votes of two jailed legislators and by luring independent legislators. We did not venture into securing the ...

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AP tops in domestic violence cases

Andhra Pradesh recorded over 9,600 cases of domestic violence – the highest in the country – during 2007-2010, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday. Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath told the upper house that a total of 26,808 domestic violence cases were reported across India during the period. State-wise list shows that Andhra Pradesh, with 9,639 cases, reported ...

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Global solar industry set to shine again: Leading solar cell maker

The slump in the global solar industry may be over soon due to industry consolidation and improving demand, the world’s leading solar cell maker has said. Solar stocks were hit last year as manufacturers, mainly Chinese companies, ramped up production while governments in Germany and Italy, the traditional market, slashed subsidies for new installations, the Shanghai Daily reported Thursday. Cao ...

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Manyata, Malaika attend Shilpa Shetty’s baby shower

Bollywood beauties Malaika Arora Khan, Raveena Tandon and Amrita Rao were among the celebrities who came to bless pregnant actress Shilpa Shetty at her baby shower here Thursday. Shilpa’s sister Shamita Shetty and friends Sameera Reddy, Manyata Dutt and Farah Khan were also present to shower their blessings on the prospective mother. The baby shower was organised by Shilpa’s friend ...

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Hazare insulted national flag, petitioner tells SC

The Supreme Court will Friday hear a petition seeking direction to the central government to take action against Anna Hazare and his aides Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal for showing disrespect to the national flag during their Lokpal agitation in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Chennai-based petitioner L.K. Venkat alleged that Hazare and his associates had flown the flag at half ...

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