Hyderabad: The Telangana State has bagged first rank in Swachch Darpan programme at national level and six districts won prizes, according to state Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao. The minister appreciated the officials, MPs, MLAs and local leaders for their role in making Swachch Darpan programme a success and bagging several prizes at national level. Also Read – Car mechanic held in Hyderabad for killing Class 10 girl in Jadcherla Advertise With Us A survey by the Union government has revealed that Telangana State emerged as Number One in the scheme and its six districts shown best performance, he informed. The minister attributed national rank in Swachch programme to the efforts of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and ensuring that the villagers use constructed toilets and maintaining clean and green environments. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us The State was giving top priority for the use of toilets, promoting greenery under Haritha Haram and entrusting the job to the village level officials and sarpanches in this regard, he claimed. “In the third phase of survey by the Centre, Telangana State stood top in the list of States and we are proud for that”, Dayakar Rao said. Union Ministry for Water Resources has revealed the details of the survey, he said. Among 700 districts taken for survey, the Centre found that eight districts got first rank which includes six districts of Telangana State alone, the minister informed. Advertise With Us “This is a great achievement and we will make further steps to create awareness among the people in villages on Swachch Telangana and Haritha Haram and use of toilets by avoiding open defecation, he said. Telangana districts which stood first include Warangal Urban, Jagtial, Kamareddy, Peddapally, Rajanna-Sircilla and Karimnagar.
Ibrahimpatnam: Over 200 students and devotees of Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram fanned out into Chittapur Forest Reserve in Ibrahimpatnam with seed balls and dispersed them. The seed balls are made with a fine mixture of fertile soil, compost and plant seeds, to make the seeds to sprout into plants and trees.As part of AYUDH, international youth movement working to meet the sustainable development goals put forth by the UN, students of CMR institutions, Aurora College and students of Amrita Vidyalayam joined hands in preparing seed balls. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Over the past 10 days, hundreds worked in achieving the goal of preparation of 51,000 seed balls. Br Raghunath, co-ordinator & Mata Amritanandamayi Math In-chargeTelangana & A P said, “With the monsoon setting in, these planted seed balls can sprout into trees, resulting in increased green cover, providing oxygen, improving air quality and climate, conserving water, preserving soil and supporting wildlife.” Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us As a member-organisation of the United Nation’s Trillion Tree campaign, Mata Amritanandamayi Math has organised the planting of more than a million trees globally. It has also been recognised as an NGO with Special consultative status to the UN ECONOMIC and Social council.• Students of CMR institutions, Aurora College and students of Amrita Vidyalayam joined hands in preparing seed balls Advertise With Us • Seed balls are composed of a fine mixture of fertile soil, compost and plant seeds. They make the seeds sprout into plants and trees • Over 200 of Amma’s devotees and AYUDH members fanned out into Chittapur forest reserve with loads of seed ballsOver the past 10 days, hundreds worked to achieve the goal of preparation of 51,000 seed balls. As a member-organisation of the United Nation’s Trillion Tree campaign, Mata Amritanandamayi Math has organised the planting of more than a million trees globallyAmma’s devotees and AYUDH members from Mata Amritanandamayi Math, students, spread the message of greenery by dispersing seed balls in Chittapur forest reserve, Ibrahimpatnam, and neighbourbood forests of Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar has imposed a ban on forcible collection of donation or “Chanda” during Ganesh Festival in the city. “A section of the public and anti-social elements, taking advantage of the festival, as in the past, are likely to indulge in forcible collection of funds in the name of religion and religious functions and whereas forcible collection of funds is likely to create religious animosity and hatred among different communities and individuals and is also likely to result in the commission of offences and disturbance to public peace, I’m of the opinion that such forcible collection of funds, whether called donation or “Chanda” or by any other name, should not be allowed. Therefore, forcible collection of funds in the name of religion and religious functions is prohibited,” the Police Commissioner said. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us However, the Commissioner said that the prohibitory orders do not concern voluntary contributions given and received towards the organisation of the ceremonies relating to the festival. In a separate order, the Police Commissioner also prohibited bursting or throwing of firecrackers on public roads and at public places during Ganesh festival. The ban on crackers will be in force from 2nd to 12th September. The Police Commissioner appealed to the people to maintain peace and tranquillity and for smooth conduct of the Ganesh festival and immersion processions.
Bhadrachalam: The district administration is all set to make the temple town plastic-free and taking one step in this direction, the authorities have set September 7 as the deadline for the business establishments to stop use of plastic carry bags and other items. A meeting in this regard was held with the representatives of Chamber of Commerce and owners of business establishments here by the special officers of the Grama Panchayats and Sub-Collector of Bhadrachalam Bhavesh Mishra. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us During the meeting, officials clearly told them that the order of banning the use of plastic has to be strictly followed. Awareness and publicity programmes like announcements and distribution of pamphlets among the residents of the town has been going on. The officers and staff are explaining to the people about the dangers of using plastic and how it is harmful to the environment, and Sub-Collector of Bhadrachalam Bhavesh Mishra said. He further said after September 7 plastic bags with fifty micron thickness will be allowed. And slowly steps to make Bhadrachalam no-plastic town will be taken. Public has to cooperate in making the temple city plastic-free. After the deadline those who are found using banned plastic items will be fined, he added.
The carrier reported Thursday that it will run three “ultra-whole deal research flights” – adding up to around 19 hours each – to perceive how travelers and team handle the experience in the not so distant future. Qantas Airways needs to fly travellers from Sydney to New York and London ceaselessly. Above all, the Australian carrier needs to ensure voyagers can deal with the outing. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us The carrier reported on Thursday that it will run three “ultra-whole deal research flights” – adding up to around 19 hours each – to perceive how travellers and team handle the experience in the not so distant future. The flights on new Boeing 787-9s will convey a limit of 40 individuals, generally representatives of the aircraft, and insignificant gear. Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us Passengers would be test subjects wearing gadgets that give understanding into how they rest, eat, drink, move and generally oversee on the flight. Specialists will record melatonin levels of pilots previously, during and after the flights, just as track their brain wave patterns and readiness. The carrier will likewise test discoveries from other whole deal flights that it as of now works, for example, criticism on nourishment committed extending zones and stimulation alternatives. Advertise With Us “Ultra-whole deal flying presents a great deal of good judgment inquiries regarding the solace and prosperity of travelers and team,” Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said in a declaration. “These flights will give significant information to help answer them.” The majority of the aircraft will be straight from the Boeing processing plant in Seattle. Two of the flights will take off in New York and go to Sydney, which Qantas says will be the first run through a business carrier flies that course straightforwardly. The other will go from London to Sydney, just the second time a business aircraft has worked that flight, Qantas said. The trials are planned for October, November and December. Qantas has been chasing these routes since two years; Joyce challenged aircraft makers in 2017 to create a plane that could make the trips . At the time, the aircraft assessed that the Sydney-to-London flight would take over 20 hours and the trip to New York would time in at more than 18. From that point forward, Boeing and Airbus have gone after the business, pitching planes they state could make the flights. While Qantas’ experimental drills may sound stunning to ordinary explorers, the quantity of superlong flights has been developing lately. Singapore Airlines works the present world’s longest flight, among Singapore and Newark, a flight it had recently worked until 2013. Travel time on that course can be as long as 18 hours and 45 minutes, however, the debut trip in October of 2018 was shorter at 17 hours and 52 minutes. Prior to that, Qatar Airways guaranteed the title in mid 2017, with a Doha-to-Auckland, New Zealand, flight that is booked to take 17 1/2 hours. Qantas began flying from Perth, Australia, to London early a year ago, a flight that keeps going over 17 hours. Joyce disclosed to CNBC this year that Qantas is looking for an endorsement from controllers to fly for as long as 21 hours. The carrier additionally needs new concurrences with team to work the flights. In the case of everything goes right, he stated, the carrier could put in a request this year and dispatch the courses by 2023. Thursday’s declaration said officials hope to settle on a choice about pushing ahead by this December. “Flying relentless from the East Coast of Australia to London and New York is really the last outskirts in avionics, so we’re resolved to do all the basis to get this right,” was advised to the sources.
The Kapil Sharma Show: Akshay Kumar, Bharti Singh, Kiku ShardaSony TVAnd this week’s wait to know which show has made its way much ahead of the others and which show has had a surprising descent is finally here. The latest TRP report of this week has some astounding figures and show names at unexpected positions.From the premiere episode till the grand finale, every episode of Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 has garnered immense love and viewership from the audience. Ever since this season of the show made its way onto our screens, there has been no looking back for the adventure reality show. And this week too, the show has managed to maintain its crackling record and stayed at the first position.Giving the show a tough competition right from the beginning has been Ekta Kapoor’s Naagin 3 starring Anita Hassandani and Surbhi. And this week too, the show has maintained its second spot without any change from the last week. However, what’s surprising is the tie between two shows this week – Kulfi Kumar Bajewala and Kundali Bhagya. Both the shows stand at the same third position. Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2 has bagged the fourth spot in this week’s chart followed by a tie between Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Kumkum Bhagya.Surprisingly, even the sixth spot stands at a tie this week. Tujhse Hai Raabta and reality show Super Dance Chapter 3 starring Shilpa Shetty, Geeta Kapoor and Anurag Basu have received the same amount of TRPs this week.From fifth to sixth and now to the seventh spot, Kapil Sharma’s show has just been slipping down with each passing week. Whether it’s the lack of good content or Sidhu’s absence, we can’t say for sure, but, with this rate, it would be just a few weeks before the show goes out of the top 10 list.Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma is at the eighth spot followed by a tie between three shows at the ninth spot. Nazar, Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega and Gathbandhan are the three shows positioned at the ninth spot.Divya Drishti, Shakti and Krishna Chali London are the three shows at the tenth spot.
Uber, the ride-sharing service, has started operating in Portland, Oregon, on Friday without the approval of city officials. The app began working at 5.00 pm and drivers were immediately able to offer rides without any prior permission from the authorities.Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said that the launch was illegal and the office had not received any notice from the cab company about the launch. The city had previously said that it wouldn’t allow Uber to operate like cabs in the region. Despite the regulation, Uber has launched itself in the city.Uber doesn’t think it’s illegal though.”I don’t think we’re going against the city’s wishes. We hope the city embraces this and listens to their constituents, the people of Portland and drivers partnering with us,” Brooke Stever, regional manager of Uber was quoted by KGW.com.The problem lies in Uber’s business model here. Uber app connects local drivers to riders directly. Some drivers boost their income by moonlighting with Uber. Fares are metered and Uber takes 20 percent of the fare.In some cities including Portland, the government classifies Uber in the “Town Car” category, which means the rider has to wait for an hour before the driver shows up at the pick-up destination and also pay a premium over the fare. Uber has been working with the city officials for months now to ease the regulations but the city officials haven’t budged.The city authorities told KOIN News 6 that anyone using Uber rides are subject to penalty because they are operating illegally in the city. Drivers can be charged up to $2,250 in fines.”We have told Uber and Lyft that they are welcome to offer ideas for regulatory changes. Uber has chosen instead to break the law,” City Commissioner Steve Novick said in a statement.”They think they can just come in here and flagrantly violate the law? This is really amazing. Apparently, they believe they’re gods,” Novick told The Oregonian.Previously, Uber had launched forcibly in the city of Eugene too. The ride-sharing service was asked to cease operations or pay fines of up to $2,000 per ride.In its defense, Uber said:”Uber is not a taxi service. We do partner with some limousine companies so we’re really a transportation platform and there needs to be a new set of regulations.”But will Uber’s hostile tactics do any good for the company? Yes, apparently. Investors seem to be clearly impressed with Uber’s go-getter attitude.On Friday, Uber announced that it had managed to raise $1.2 billion in a fresh round of investor funding and had plans to use that to expand business in the Asia Pacific region.
Arjun main-battle tankWikimedia CommonsUPDATE: Highly placed sources in the Indian Army have unofficially confirmed that no such movement has taken place.ORIGINAL STORY: Nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan were almost on the brink of war after the Pulwama attack. Even as the world became wary of the worst, the safe repatriation of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and international pressure de-escalated the tension between the two nations. However, pictures shared by well-placed sources in the Indian Armed Forces have a different story to tell. The pictures, whose authenticity we are yet to fully ascertain, depict the heavy movement of Indian army’s T-90 tanks from the Babina cantonment in the Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh for possible India-Pakistan border outpost deployment.The pictures show Indian Army tanks queued up and being loaded on to trains for further possible forward-post deployment. Sources also suggest that there is a possibility of some significant troop movement to the border and LoC in the next few days.However, a few other sources suggested that this could well be part of a regular exercise and some 16-odd tanks of the Indian Army were being moved to the Jabalpur Ordinance Factory. Keeping in view the upcoming general elections in India, if confirmed, his move could alter one too many equations in the sub-continent.Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he feared another security incident with India, after the two nuclear-armed countries engaged in a dangerous escalation that fuelled “war hysteria” in New Delhi ahead of elections next month. In an interview with the Financial Times on Tuesday, Khan said tensions were still high even after the crisis over a militant attack in Kashmir had eased with the release of Indian Air Force pilot captured by Pakistani forces.
Mobile networks operator Vodafone has looked at spinning off its entire emerging markets unit, which includes its interests in India, Africa, New Zealand, Qatar and Turkey, but decided the synergies it gives justified keeping the group together, Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said on Wednesday.The size and scope of Vodafone’s worldwide operations were in the spotlight this summer when it was in talks with European cable operator Liberty Global about an unspecified exchange of assets.After the talks collapsed, analysts and bankers said the separation of the emerging market division would make it easier to do a deal with Liberty over its core European operations.Speaking on Wednesday at an investor conference held by Morgan Stanley in Barcelona, Colao said Vodafone’s board regularly reviewed the company’s set-up but decided in its most recent deliberations that a split would not create value.”We’re open-minded. If one day there is a better option we will look at it,” he added.However, Vodafone said on Tuesday it has started preparations to separately list its Vodafone India subsidiary, possibly in the next financial year, depending on market conditions.The group’s 42% stake in the Indian mobile masts company Indus Towers would be included in the initial public offer, Colao said in Barcelona. The rest of the company is owned by rival operators Bharti Airtel, with 42%, and Aditya Birla Telecom’s Idea Cellular.”We’ll indeed look for options for the tower company itself, but the tower company stake is part of the IPO process,” he said.The Liberty talks failed because the groups could not reach agreement on the value of the assets, but Colao did not rule out restarting them, particularly because combining fixed line and mobile assets was attractive as markets converged.”There is strategic rationale for combining fixed and mobile assets and getting the synergies out,” he said.”Whether things happen or not, you never know.”
RankMovieReleaseWeekendGrossShare G East 7.204.9268.33 2Maharshi20194 days100.0064.15 10Duvvada Jagannadham20173 days64.5043.65 3Khaidi No 150 20175 days95.4066.09 Nizam24.0016.6169.20 5Rangasthalam 20183 days90.5056.96 Global Total100.0064.4364.15 Overseas 14.007.5053.57 8Spyder20185 days80.1043.51 Made on budget of Rs 100 crore, Maharshi is estimated to have earned Rs 64.15 crore for its distributors, who have invested Rs 100 crore on its theatrical rights. Here are its area-wise details of the theatrical rights price and earnings of Maharshi. All the figures are in rupees and crore.AreaAreaRightsRightsEarningsEarningsRecovery (%)Recovery (%)AreaNizamRights24.00Earnings16.61Recovery (%)69.20AreaCededRights12.60Earnings6.49Recovery (%)51.50AreaVizag Rights9.60Earnings6.13Recovery (%)63.85AreaG East Rights7.20Earnings4.92Recovery (%)68.33AreaG West Rights6.00Earnings3.73Recovery (%)62.16AreaKrishnaRights6.00Earnings3.62Recovery (%)60.33AreaGuntur Rights7.70Earnings5.90Recovery (%)76.62AreaNelloreRights2.90Earnings1.75Recovery (%)60.34AreaAP/TS TotalRights76.00Earnings49.15Recovery (%)64.67AreaKarnataka Rights8.30Earnings6.28Recovery (%)75.66AreaRest of India Rights1.70Earnings1.50Recovery (%)88.23AreaOverseas Rights14.00Earnings7.50Recovery (%)53.57AreaGlobal TotalRights100.00Earnings64.43Recovery (%)64.15 4Bharat Ane Nenu20183 days93.0057.40 AP/TS Total76.0049.1564.67 Vizag 9.606.1363.85 7Agnyaathavaasi 20185 days80.1050.10 Ceded12.606.4951.50 AreaRightsEarningsRecovery (%) Krishna6.003.6260.33 MaharshiTwitterMahesh Babu’s Maharshi has taken the worldwide box office by the storm and crossed Rs 100 crore gross mark in four days. It has beaten the first-weekend collection record of Rangasthalam.Before its release, Maharshi had huge hype and curiosity, generated by its promos, which helped the makers sell its theatrical rights for record prices. The distributors booked a large number of cinema halls in bid to cash in on the craze surrounding superstar Mahesh Babu’s landmark 25th movie. The hype surrounding it helped it registered a huge amount of advance booking for its opening weekend.The Mahesh Babu and Pooja Hegde starrer opened to a thunderous response on Thursday with many theatres witnessing 100 per cent occupancy. Maharshi collected Rs 48.80 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. It became the biggest opener of 2019, beating the record of Vinaya Vidheya Rama. But it failed to smash the record of Bharat Ane Nenu, which is the biggest opener for Prince.But Maharshi witnessed a steep decline in its collection on its second day. The reason is that unlike the first day, it did not extra shows and the word of mouth took a toll on its collection to some extent. However, the movie went on to show some amount of improvements on Saturday and Sunday.As per early estimates, the Vamshi Paidipally-directed film has collected approximately Rs 70 crore gross in the Telugu states, Rs 10.20 crore gross in Karnataka, Rs 10 crore gross in the USA and Rs 4.10 crore in rest of India and Rs 5.7 crore grosser in other overseas areas in four days. Maharshi is has collected Rs 100 crore gross at the worldwide box office in the first weekend.Maharshi has beaten the records of Vinaya Vidheya Rama and Bharat Ane Nenu to become the highest grosser in opening weekend in 2019 as well as in the career of Mahesh Babu, respectively. The movie has shattered the records of Khaidi No.150 and Rangasthalam to hold second non-Baahubali highest grosser in the first weekend after Aravindha Sametha.Here is the list of all-time top 10 highest grossing non-Baahubali films in the opening weekend at the worldwide box office. All the figures are in rupees and crore.RankRankMovieMovieReleaseReleaseWeekendWeekendGrossGrossShareShareRank1MovieAravinda SamethaRelease2018Weekend4 daysGross111.80Share67.65Rank2MovieMaharshiRelease2019Weekend4 daysGross100.00Share64.15Rank3MovieKhaidi No 150 Release2017Weekend5 daysGross95.40Share66.09Rank4MovieBharat Ane NenuRelease2018Weekend3 daysGross93.00Share57.40Rank5MovieRangasthalam Release2018Weekend3 daysGross90.50Share56.96Rank6MovieJai Lava Kusa Release2017Weekend4 daysGross90.30Share54.05Rank7MovieAgnyaathavaasi Release2018Weekend5 daysGross80.10Share50.10Rank8MovieSpyderRelease2018Weekend5 daysGross80.10Share43.51Rank9MovieJanatha Garage Release2016Weekend4 daysGross79.45Share50.75Rank10MovieDuvvada JagannadhamRelease2017Weekend3 daysGross64.50Share43.65 Nellore2.901.7560.34 Guntur 7.705.9076.62 9Janatha Garage 20164 days79.4550.75 1Aravinda Sametha20184 days111.8067.65 6Jai Lava Kusa 20174 days90.3054.05 G West 6.003.7362.16 Rest of India 1.701.5088.23 Karnataka 8.306.2875.66