‘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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Azharuddin Returns to Hyderabad, Stakes Claim to Cricket Club

Erstwhile Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday sought to return home filing his nomination for the post of president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association, which fell vacant after incumbent Arshad Ayub had to quit following the Supreme Court verdict on Lodha Committee reforms. Azhar, who was banned for life by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in the ...

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Opening of National Museum of Indian Cinema Soon: Shyam Benegal

Countdown for the opening of the National Museum of Indian Cinema, NMIC at the Films Division premises in Mumbai has begun, with the Museum Advisory Committee chaired by veteran film maker Shyam Benegal, making an appeal to the film industry professionals to come forward and donate rare artefacts, vintage instruments and other memorabilia to the National Museum, which chronicles the ...

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Pentagon Tests Perdix Micro-Drone ‘Swarm’ Technology

U.S. military has successfully tested more than 103 micro-drones released from 3 F/A-18 Super Hornets, in what it said the largest-ever test for the cutting-edge "swarm" technology. The swarm of 103 Perdix micro drones, too small and of battery-powered were launched from three separate Super Hornets at China Lake in California, by the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office, or SCO, in ...

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Seven Tech Predictions for 2017 by Dell

Dell honcho Jeff Clarke has put out a post on the company website providing an insight into the seven 2017 predictions in the field of technology based on the firm’s poll with tech experts. The 2017 Predictions include Breakout creative workstations, IoT officers and a self-healing future. "No doubt some of these will change the way you do business, from ...

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‘Gauthamiputra Satakarni’ vs ‘Khaidi No.150’: Big Time Clash on Telugu Screens for Sankranti

With the comeback film of Chiranjeevi "Khaidi No 150" set for release tomorrow, Wednesday, the other megastar Nandamuri Balakrishna’s "Gauthamiputra Satakarni", which is reminiscent of old style kings and clans of Andhra history, will clash the very next day on Thursday, just few days ahead of the Sankranti weekend. Another actor Venkatesh tweeted: "Two of the most awaited movies. Both ...

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IFMR Institute in Chennai to Become University Soon

Chennai-based Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), is to become a full-fledged private University soon. IFMR Chennai, now in Sri City, which has been attracting students aspiring for management education, especially in social service and related areas, received letter of intent from the Andhra Pradesh State government for a Private University, said a statement. Known for its policy-oriented research ...

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When Dev Patel Missed Golden Globe Award 2017…

London-born actor Dev Patel known for his role in Slumdog Millionaire, was able to make it in nominations as the Best film supporting actor for playing Saroo Brierley in the film Lion, though he failed to make it finally. But it is time to reckon the young actor for his future chances of winning an Academy or Golden Globe Award ...

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Golden Globe 2017 Awards Winners (Full List)

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra made her presence felt at the award ceremony, dressed in a golden sequined Ralph Lauren gown and she was honoured when she presented the award for Best Actor in a TV series (Drama) along with Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Otherwise, Ryan Gosling won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Emma ...

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Weather Warning Issued: Cold Wave Spell Hits HP, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP

With the eastward movement of the current Western Disturbance as an upper air cyclonic circulation lying over north Pakistan and neighbourhood, dry northwesterly cold winds at lower and middle levels will hit the plains of northwest India from 10th night to 13th January morning, said the Indian Met Department. “Under these circumstances, the prevailing minimum temperatures over plains of northwest ...

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PM Upbeat on 10 Million Downloads of BHIM App in 10 Days

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was upbeat as over 10 million downloads of BHIM App were recorded in a short span of 10 days. BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money), a Mobile App developed by National Payments Corporation of India based on Unified Payment Interface (UPI), was launched by Prime Minister Modi to facilitate e-payments directly through bank. It was launched at ...

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PM’s address at 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: Text

Here is the text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya divas 2017 held in Bangalore on sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. “Excellencies and friends, To begin with, let me offer our deepest condolences to the people and government of Portugal on the passing away of Shri Mario Soares, former President, Prime Minister, a great leader of ...

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Demonetisation – A Look Back at the last Two Months

    *By Arun Jaitley Two months have passed since the Prime Minister announced the decision that high denominational currency notes would cease to be a legal tender. Subsequently those notes have been demonetised. When 86% of a country’s currency constituting 12.2% of its GDP, is squeezed out of the market and sought to be replaced by a new currency, ...

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