Beijing sources reported that a city in northern China has banned Christmas sales and decorations for an upcoming award function and the authorities in Langfang clarified that the move is not targeted at Christmas. Meanwhile an officially atheist country, China dissuades its people from celebrating Christmas, calling it a Western religious culture which has a wrong influence on its youth.
Hyderabad sources reported that the temperature across Telangana dropped to a new low over depression in the Bay of Bengal as Pethai cyclone approached Tuni. Accordingly Hyderabad outskirts chilled recording the lowest temperature in the city. Meanwhile a thick fog enveloped Shamshabad
Mumbai sources reported that a local court has issued notices against Tata Sons former chairman Ratan Tata, present chairman N Chandrasekaran and eight directors of the group along with the group chief operating officer in a defamation complaint filed by Wadia group chairman Nusli Wadia. Accordingly the notices were issued by the Esplanade court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
As per report India's Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20 of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, where Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines pipped 93 contestants from around the world to emerge the winner as chosen by an all women jury. Reportedly India had pinned high hopes on Nehal, 22, to end a long drought for the country at the pageant as Lara Dutta had last brought back the crown in 2000.
According to sources Jana Sena Founder Pawan Kalyan's dream of becoming a great leader is plagued with several mistakes that he makes. While emotionally charged speeches from a popular actor can make his followers go nuts, the facts in his speeches also need to be right. Meanwhile at a time when Pawan Kalyan's US trip has been gathering attention from political circles, he has stated few historical facts wrong.
Tokyo sources stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin's calendar that features the leader taking a dip in the icy waters of Lake Seliger or making short work of weights in the gym, was sold out in Japan, outselling those of domestic celebrities. Meanwhile the Loft chain store, which has exclusive rights over sales of the calendar, reported that those featuring Russia's 66 year old President were dominating sales at its outlets across Japan.
As per report ever since KCR announced that he will give a 'Return Gift' to his 'friend' Chandrababu Naidu, it has become the talking point in Andhra Pradesh. Presently political circles are abuzz that KCR would campaign in AP against Chandrababu. Meanwhile as Owaisi has already made his stand clear and ready to campaign for Jagan, it is widely speculated that KCR & KTR may do public rallies in support
Top industrialist and now accused in the bank scam, Vijay Mallya, has said that though he has announced that he is ready to repay the money he had got from the banks, they are keen on getting him arrested only, accusing the central government. Vijay Mallya, the top businessman associated with Kingfisher and United breweries had got loans of more than 9000 crores from Indian Public sector banks
Due to the threatening Piety cyclone, the Indian meteorological department has issued an orange alert for Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry states. The cyclone Piety has formed in the south western Bay of Bengal, and is at a distance of 530 kilometers from Chennai, and 690 kilometers distance from Andhra Pradesh as per the meteorological department.
DMK Chief MK Stalin, voicing out Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the prime minister candidate of the opposition party alliance has been seen as one of the important advancements in the national political arena. Yesterday the statue of former DMK chief and TN CM M Karunanidhi was opened at Chennai's Anna Arivalayam, and this event was celebrated in a grand manner.
Vijayawada sources reported that South Central Railway has cancelled over 50 trains in coastal Andhra Pradesh in view of severe cyclonic storm Phethai which is set to hit the coast near Kakinada on Monday afternoon. Accordingly many trains from Vijayawada to various destinations in coastal Andhra were suspended as a precautionary measure.
Canberra sources reported that heat and wind on Monday were fueling over 110 forest fires that have been burning for two weeks in Australia, where the authorities have also been alerted to a tropical cyclone off the coast. Meanwhile the Queensland Bureau of Meteorology has also issued a severe storm warning for the state. The bureau said "Damaging to destructive winds, large to giant hail and heavy rainfall are all possible. Storms may affect current fires burning in the area”.
Hyderabad sources reported that Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's son, K T Rama Rao, took over as the party's working president on Monday. Meanwhile Rama Rao's appointment is being seen by many as a move anointing him as heir apparent to the party president.
According to sources after putting an end to lingering speculation, DMK President M.K. Stalin on Sunday proposed the name of Congress President Rahul Gandhi for the post of Prime Minister and said he had the strength to defeat the "fascist" Narendra Modi. Meanwhile he made the announcement at a public rally here in the presence of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson
Accordingly Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who recently took over the reins of the state for a second term, directed officials to begin the process of forming two new districts, Mulugu and Narayanpet. KCR spoke to Principal Secretary (Revenue) Rajeshwar Tiwari and asked him to take necessary steps for the same. Meanwhile in an official release, the Chief Minister's Office
Dhaka sources made a statement that Bangladesh on Sunday celebrated the 47th Victory Day commemorating the day when Pakistan surrendered and Bangladesh emerged as a new country, ending the decade’s long rule of West Pakistan. Previously on December 16, 1971, the then East Pakistan under the leadership of founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, won its emancipation and emerged as an independent state, Bangladesh.
According to sources Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday sounded a high alert in the coastal region as a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal was heading towards it and was likely to cross the region between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam on Monday. Meanwhile real Time Governance Society (RTGS) of the state government alerted all nine coastal districts.
Accordingly a male elephant tragically passed away while trying to cross a fence in Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka on Saturday. Reportedly iron fences were erected in parts of the park to prevent elephants from crossing over into human settlements and the 42 year old elephant had crossed over and raided an agricultural field on Friday and however, the elephant got stuck on the fence on the way back to the Veerahosahalli range.
As per report Months after the death of former Tamilnadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, a statue of the late leader was unveiled at Anna Arivalayam, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) headquarters in Chennai, on Sunday. Meanwhile in the run up to the event, Karunanidhi's son and the newly elected party
Accordingly Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is likely to visit Telangana on December 24 to review the poor performance of his party’s state unit in the Legislative Assembly elections held on December 7. Meanwhile the BJP, which had five MLAs in the previous term of the House, was routed out by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and left with a single seat in the state.
Sources from Chennai stated that days after rumors began doing the rounds that Kamal Hassan had entered the electoral fray with the Indian National Congress and the DMK as alliance partners, the actor and politician tweeted that his party would not take a detour for short term benefits. Meanwhile the rumors, reported in Tamil media outlets, had come as a shock since Kamal had earlier ruled out an alliance with the DMK.
DMK treasurer Duraimurugan has said that, Rahul gandhi will get the posts whenever he makes a visit to Chennai, and made the whole stage filled with hearty smiles. Following the unveiling of Kalaignar M Karunanidhi's statue, a grand meeting was planned at the Channai Royaetta YMCA grounds, and this event was attended by the leader of united progressive alliance, Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi
It has been said that Piety cyclone which has been stationed near Chennai will cross the sea, near Andhra Pradesh today noon. It has been expected that there will be heavy winds, at the speed of 50-60 kilometers per hour. A pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal has turned out into a cyclone, and this was named as Piety.
Yesterday, the late former DMK Chief M Karunanidhi's statue was unveiled at the Anna Arivalayam in Chennai, and besides, the already installed statue of Anna was also renovated. Congress senior leader Sonia Gandhi had arrived to the event and inaugurated the statue, and the event was graced by the Chief Ministers of three states, Chandrababu Naidu, Pinarayi Vijayan and Narayanasamy.
Bhupesh Baghel has been chosen as the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh. The congress party has made an official announcement on the same. In Chattisgarh, the Congress party has removed the 15 year long ruling by former Chief minister Raman Singh, by winning the elections, as they captured 68 constituencies out of the total 90. BJP had won in 15 seats, while Bahujan Samaj captured 2, and the rest won 5 seats.
Kakinada sources stated that the cyclonic storm ‘PHETHAI’ is moving further north-northwestwards with a speed of 16 kmph during past 06 hours and is lay centered at 410 km east-southeast of Chennai (Tamilnadu), 530 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 560 km south-southeast Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). Meanwhile it is very likely to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic
Accordingly TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao will undertake district wise tours within two weeks to gear up party cadres for the gram panchayat polls. As per report the party executive met on Saturday for the first time under Mr. Rama Rao’s leadership and resolved to take up a party membership drive in the second week of February and start an insurance scheme for party workers.