Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

UP Election 2017: Mulayam Singh Yadav to Contest Against Son Akhilesh

As the Election Commission decided to keep the Samajwadi Party symbol cycle in abeyance, neither of the two father-son groups can use it in electioneering but father Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said he would contest against his son, unfolding an open war. Mualaym Singh also said his son is indulging in communal politics, distancing Muslims as his list of ...

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Supreme Court Allows Abortion of Headless Foetus

India’s apex court on Wednesday allowed a 23-year-old Mumbai woman to abort her 24-week-old foetus as it had no skill and doctors said it would endanger her life. Usually, abortion of foetus aged more than 20 weeks is not allowed and in this case it was over 23 weeks, making it mandatory to seek permission from the Supreme Court to ...

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Why India Should Introduce Inheritance Tax Now?

More than the world numbers, the wealth concentration in few individuals in India is alarming with merely 84 billionaires owning wealth worth $248 billion, led by Mukesh Ambani ($9.3 billion), Dilip Shanghvi ($16.7 billion) and Azim Premji ($15 billion) among others. The glaring rich and poor divide is vivid from the corporate world. A top IT firm CEO in India ...

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‘Nenu Local’ to Make Nani’s Double Hat Trick Complete: Dil Raju

The audio launch of Nani’s next film was held in Kakinada on Saturday, on occasion of Sankranti amid fanfare and high-octane appreciation from the industry heavy weights. The film, presented by Dil Raju, titled “Nenu Local” has ‘Attitude is Everything’ as the tagline. Nani, Keerthy, Dil Raju, Sirish, Devi Sri Prasad, Naveen Chandra, director Nakkina Trinadha Rao, Dorababu, writer Sai ...

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Why Gandhi Slippers? Quote Replaces Gandhi Face Now; Is Amazon Sensible to Indian Sentiments?

  As Indian PM Narendra Modi replaced Gandhi’s face on Khadi calendar of 2017, the US e-commerce giant Amazon has gone a step ahead to sell slippers with Gandhi face on them, ridiculing the face of India. Called ‘Gandhi flip flops’, Amazon describes them as “foam rubber flip flops” with Gandhi face and priced $16.99 (Rs.1,200). This is the second ...

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SPACE X Falcon 9 Rocket to Release 10 Satellites for Iridium

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will release 10 satellites in low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications, with a mandate to release 60 more Iridium’s next generation global satellite. The Iridium NEXT mission will be launched by Space X Falcom 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. ...

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Exercise, Workout Levels Decline Due to Texting, Talking on Phone: Study

Keen on doing exercise and taking a power walk? Not while using your smartphone, says a study. Turn off your cell phone, advises Michael Rebold, assistant professor of integrative exercise science at Hiram College. In two recent studies published by Computers in Human Behavior and Performance Enhancement and Health, Rebold and researchers from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania revealed that talking or ...

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Diabetes Among Kids Growing Alarmingly, Warns Study of 2011 vs 2015

Based on private health insurance claims with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, a study said the incidence of the disease has more than doubled in the pediatric population or children aged 0 to 22 years. Between 2011 and 2015, diabetes among children and yougnsters increased 109 percent, according to data from FAIR Health, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing transparency to ...

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Blue Corn Reduces Risk from BP, Diabetes, Cancer: Study

Eating blue corn may decrease the risk factor from metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, said a new study. The research undertaken by an Indian origin scientist and his team from the University of Central Florida in collaboration with researchers from Universidad Veracruzana and Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz in Mexico, found in their study of rats the blue corn ...

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Duke Scientists Find Tweaked Salmonella to Fight Brain Cancer

Scientists from Duke University have found a strain of salmonella that causes food poisoning but useful in fighting glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The blood-brain barrier that separtates brain tissue from its blood vessels makes it difficult to send drugs to kill diseases in brain and often brain surgery fails to entirely remove such cells. Only 10 ...

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‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ Box Office Collections Excel, Poised to Join Rs.100-Crore Club

‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’, the 100 th film in Nandamuri Balakrishna’s film career has hit the bull’s eye with the opening day’s collections reaching Rs.20 crore and several theatres and malls reporting full sales of tickets. Though released a day after Chiranjeevi’s ‘Khaidi No 150’ that earned more than Rs.40.81 crore on its opening day. it was able to crack it half-way ...

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‘Nenu Local’ audio launch on January 14

The audio launch of the film, "Nenu Local" starring Nani, which has its tunes scored by the rockstar Devi Sri Prasad, is set for audio release on Sankranti, January 14, 2016 in Hyderabad. Telugu actor Nani’s last five films – Yevade Subramanyam, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, Krishnagaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Gentleman, Manju – managed to strike a chord with the audiences ...

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Tax Exemption for ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ Opposed in AP, Telangana

Critics and leaders of several Telangana associations have come out openly condemning the tax exemption given to Nandamuri Balakrishna’s 100th film ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ projecting it as a historical film. The movie, based on history of the Satavahana dynasty founder and emperor, considered first among the Andhra or Telugu rulers in the region. The location of the film was also at ...

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Reliance Jio to Shock 4G Phone Market with Rs.999 VoLTE Phone

Reliance Jio, which has already upset the contours of telecom service providers’ market in India, is foraying into the manufacturing segment of 4G phones, which may not be surprising but the price at Rs.999 per handset is indeed, and even more shocking. These phones with 4G LTE or VoLTE-enabled will also feature free voice calls. It is reported that there ...

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Khaidi No.150 Box Office Collections Below Bahubali’s But…

Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi No 150 on its opening day made a record collection of about Rs.50 crore in domestic and Rs.8.5 crore in US market alone where 200 screens were showing the film on its release day. The film, which was sold to distributors for more than Rs.100 crore, is making huge records in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and few other ...

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Will India Ever Become a Cashless Economy?

An unfortunate customer visited a MORE store that belongs to Aditya Birla group in December last year and made a purchase for Rs.107. When his debit card was swiped, the power went off in the store and the lady at sales insisted to re-swiping the card. The customer had already received a message on his mobile that the amount was ...

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Will Reliance Jio be Gamechanger in 2017?

Reliance Jio, remained the most searched keyword by mobile users, way ahead of cricketer Virat Kohli and bollywood star Salman Khan, according to 2016 mobile trends by Alibaba group firm UC News. "Reliance Jio is the ‘Hottest Keyword’ of 2016 with 116 million page views in both Hindi and English content," UC News report said. When Reliance Jio launched its ...

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