CM reviews power supply at Gajwel

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today directed officials to immediately set up a 32KV Sub Station at Gajwel town.
During a high-level review meeting on the electricity and other facilities in the segment he is representing, the Chief Minister also agreed to give 220 KV sub-station for Toopran village when officials made a proposal. The Chief Minister also assured to provide adequate number of transformers and review the power situation completely. He asked the officials to cater to the power needs of the people. (NSS)

16,500 participated in Hyderabad 10K Run

Some 16,500 people, including six national champions Kheta Ram, Indrajeet Patel, Sudha Singh, Monika Athre, Priya Patel and Kavitha Raut participated in the 12th Edition of Jio Hyderabad 10K Run on Sunday morning.
The Elite, Open 10K and 7K Runs were flagged off by Padma Shri Milkha Singh. Uma Chirgupati, chairperson of 10K Run, Venugopal, CEO, Reliance Jio Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Suresh Babu and other Committee Members of Hyderabad 10K Run Foundation along with JIO senior executives were present.

Advocates JAC files atrocities case against Revanth

Telangana Advocates’ JAC today filed a complaint with Saifabad police demanding to file a SC, ST Atrocities case against TDP deputy floor leader Revanth Reddy for his comments against a TRS Dalit MLA N Odelu in the Assembly.

Mamata creating hurdles in NIA probe into Burdwan blast: Shah

Asserting that countdown has begun for the end of the “corrupt” TMC regime in West Bengal, BJP president Amit Shah today accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of creating hurdles for a proper NIA probe into the Burdwan blast to shield her party leaders allegedly involved in the incident.

Shah also alleged that Saradha chit fund money was used in the October 2 Burdwan blast.

Ex France President Sarkozy elected head of opposition

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected as the head of the opposition UMP, setting the stage for a return to presidency in 2017 .

Sarkozy secured 64.5% of the vote as against his rivals Bruno le Maire and MP Herve Mariton, who could manage only 29.2% and 6.3% of the votes respectively.

Students raise awareness ahead of World AIDS Day

Students held posters and raised awareness on the eve of World AIDS Day at a railway platform in Chennai on Sunday.

December 01 is celebrated as World AIDS Day and on this occasion an NGO, ‘Indian Development Foundation’, organised an awareness programme at Chennai’s Egmore railway station.

Posters bearing several messages on AIDS with symbolic red ribbon were displayed at the station to grab the attention of passengers. A sizeable number of schoolchildren participated in the programme.

Annie Raja lauds Rohtak sisters’ for fighting back eve-teasers

Asserting that crime against women cannot be prevented until the law enforcing agencies and the people come together, National Federation of Indian Women general secretary Annie Raja on Sunday lauded the sisters from Rohtak for fighting back the eve-teasers.

She said that it is the duty of every citizen to help the girls who are in trouble.

Soldiers more important than arms they carry: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the soldiers are more important than the weapons that they carry.

“Army welfare is one of the most important aspects, which I am tackling. I believe that more than armament, I am not saying that armament is not important, but the person behind the armament is the stronger defence for the country,” he said in Panaji.

Parrikar also said that proper mechanism was required to look into lack of man-management skills that lead to suicides in armed forces.

‘BJP pursues double standards on issue of corruption’: D. Raja

Asserting that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah’s claims of uprooting corruption in West Bengal exposes the ruling party’s double standards, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Sunday alleged that the former is talking about corruption to take advantage of the situation that prevails in West Bengal under Mamata Banerjee’s leadership.

The CPI leader said it is an irony that Amit Shah speaks about uprooting corruption in West Bengal.

Egypt court designates IS as terror organisation

A court in Cairo Sunday designated Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh, as a terror group, a media report said.

The ruling of the Court for Urgent Matters came in favour of a lawsuit filed by an Egyptian advocate that demanded the group be labeled as a terror entity, Xinhua reported citing state-run MENA news agency.

In his lawsuit, the lawyer claimed that the Sunni radical group fully backs terrorist acts the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terror group has carried out against Egypt’s army in restive Sinai Peninsula.

Proposal on gold reserves rejected in Swiss referendum

Swiss voters Sunday flatly rejected in a referendum a proposal stipulating the central bank in Switzerland to increase its gold reserves.

The proposal “Save Our Swiss Gold”, launched by several members of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party, required the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to hold at least 20 percent of its currently-over-524-billion-Swiss Franc (over $540 billion) balance sheet in gold, Xinhua reported.

It would also have prohibited SNB from selling any gold and required the 30 percent currently stored in Canada and Britain to be repatriated.

Colombia’s guerrillas free general

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Sunday that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) freed General Ruben Dario Alzate and two others kidnapped Nov 16.

“General Alzate, corporal Jorge Rodriguez and attorney Gloria Urrego were freed in perfect condition. They will return to their families as soon as the weather permits,” President Santos wrote in his official twitter account, Xinhua reported.

The three hostages were handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) after Cuba and Norway meditated for their release.

Sindhu’s father congratulates her for defending Macau Open title

Badminton star P.V. Sindhu’s father P. V. Ramana on Sunday congratulated her for successfully defending the Macau Grand Prix Gold trophy in the women’s singles finals.

Sindhu defeated her South Korean rival Kim Hyo Min 21-12, 21-17 to retain the title.

“I am very proud because she has retained the title. Today she has played really well. As a father I am happy and I just advice her to be very cool and play well in the future tournaments and get many more laurels to the academy and the coach,” Ramana told ANI here.

Naqvi targets opposition parties in J-K over Article 370

Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit out at the opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir, saying they are befooling the people over Article 370.

“The Article has been there for ages and the parties have been befooling the people for ages using this issue as a ladder. They don’t talk about employment, eradicating poverty, development of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Naqvi.

Ads on public service vehicles: HC seeks Delhi govt’s response

The Delhi High Court has sought the city government’s response on a plea seeking quashing of its guidelines banning political advertisements on public service vehicles.

A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul issued notice to the Transport Department of Delhi government, New Delhi Municipal Council and others while posting the matter for further consideration on January 28.

Phillip Hughes to be 63 not out forever

Phillip Hughes will forever be 63 not out after Cricket Australia (CA) adjusted the scorecard of his final match as a mark of respect for the promising cricketer who lost his life following a freak injury on the field.

“It might seem like a little thing, but it’s an important distinction. Phillip will forever remain 63 not out,” said CA chief James Sutherland.


Land swapping deal with Bangladesh to stop infiltration: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said steps will be taken to stop inflow of illegal migrants from Bangladesh and would operationalise land swapping deal for a permanent solution to deal with the problem of infiltration.

“I will make such arrangements, after which all roads will be closed for Bangladeshis coming and destroying Assam daily. Believe my word that land swapping deal will be done for a permanent solution to this problem of Assam,” Modi told a party workers’ rally here.

Militants gun down sarpanch in Kashmir

In an audacious attack, militants on Sunday night shot dead sarpanch of the ruling National Conference in Shopian district of Kashmir near his residence.

Mohammad Sultan Bhat was in his car when, about 500 metres from his residence in Nazneenpora in Shopian when the ultras stopped his vehicle and pumped bullets at him from close range at around 9.30 pm, police said. Bhat died on the spot while the assailants managed to escape, it said.

In Delhi, juveniles commit six crimes every day

Is it a mockery of law and order or a message for lawmakers to make juvenile offences more stringent to curb minors indulging in crime? Recent Delhi Police data shows that in the last ten months, juveniles – those below 18 – committed an average of six crimes daily.

The data reveals that 1,727 criminal cases – including snatching, robbery, dacoity, attempt to murder, murder and rape – were committed by juveniles between Jan 1 and Oct 31. Robbery was the most common crime with 412 cases reported across the city. Dacoity was the second most common (360) followed by burglary (145).

To win Delhi, BJP woos youth, Muslims, sect leaders

Determined to win Delhi hands down, and not just touch the magic figure of 36 in the 70-member assembly, the BJP has identified three target groups in the city – youth, Muslims and sect leaders – and is going all out to woo them with public meetings and membership drives.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the Dec 2013 polls, winning 31 seats along with the support of a lone Akal Dal candidate. However, it failed to form a government as it needed four more seats for a simple majority.

Ancelotti praises players after record breaking Madrid win

Real Madrid made their own piece of history when they beat Malaga 2-1 win in the Spanish La Liga for a record 16th consecutive win.

The victory Saturday night not only ensures Carlo Ancelotti’s side remain top of the BBVA Primera Liga, but gives the club a new record of 16 consecutive wins, beating the past record, which had been set under the reigns of Miguel Munoz and Jose Mourinho, reports Xinhua.

Goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale gave Madrid a hard fought win and left Ancelotti with reasons to be cheerful after setting a new club best.

Palestinian unity government’s mandate expires this week: Hamas

Islamic Hamas movement warned Sunday that the mandate of the Palestinian unity government which was formed in June 2 will expire this week.

“According to the articles of the agreement, the mandate for the unity government will end Dec 2,” Xinhua quoted Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesperson in Gaza, as saying.

The Palestinian unity government was formed June 2, following an agreement signed in Gaza in April. The formation of the government ended around seven years of internal Palestinian division.

Jennifer Aniston finds fiance ‘decent’

Actress Jennifer Aniston says she loves her fiance Justin Theroux as he is a “decent human being”.

The 45-year-old, who got engaged to the actor in August 2012, told OK! magazine that one of Theroux’s biggest qualities is that he is a good human being, reports

Asked what she loves about Theroux, she said: “That he’s a decent human being. He’s not an a*****e”.

IPTL: Manila Mavericks beat Singapore Slammers 27-19

Manila Mavericks registered their first win of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), defeating Singapore Slammers 27-19 at the Mall of Asia Arena here Sunday.

Mavericks’ player-cum-coach Treat Huey won the toss and elected to serve and the match began with the past champions’ singles match, which was won 6-2 by Mark Philippoussis against Patrick Rafter.

Philippoussis was drafted in as a substitute due to Carlos Moya’s injury and proved that he was the right choice.