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Sekhar Kammula to Direct Allu Arjun? June 21, 2018 12:22

Stylish Star Allu Arjun has been on a break and he is yet to sign his next film after a debacle like Naa Peru Surya. There have been several speculations about his next but none of the film has been locked as per the information from a close source. Vikram Kumar has been in talks for a movie from the past few months but Bunny is not happy with the second half and Vikram Kumar is currently working on the script. Names like Harish Shankar too have been considered. The latest update is that Sekhar Kammula narrated an interesting script to Allu Arjun recently. Bunny is yet to reveal his decision and the film is said to have a political touch. Allu Arjun has been left puzzled about the film and will take a call soon. Names like VI Anand too have been speculated but VI Anand moved to Ravi Teja. Bunny will either work with Vikram Kumar or Sekhar Kammula in his next informed a source.    

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Nayanthara all set to Play Jayalalithaa on screen? June 21, 2018 12:15

It’s raining biopics season all over. With a bunch of biopics in Bollywood, Telugu audience recently witnessed Mahanati which ended up as a massive money spinner and they are eagerly waiting for NTR, the biopic of legendary actor and politician NT Rama Rao. The film will start rolling soon and Krish will direct the movie. Balakrishna will play the lead role while Vishnu Induri and Sai Korrapati will bankroll this prestigious project. Now Vishnu Induri also has been working on the biopic of Tamil Nadu Ex-Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who passed away recently. Though Vidya Balan has been initially roped in for the biopic, she walked out of the project. Now the latest update says that Nayanthara has been approached for the role and she is yet to reveal her decision. Though she finds the role challenging and worth essaying, Nayanthara is in thoughts if she can allot bulk dates for the project. An official announcement will be made soon.    

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Family Separation: Indian-American Lawmakers Slam Trump's New Executive Order June 21, 2018 11:11

Indian-American lawmakers and rights activists have slammed United States President Donald Trump for his new executive order signed on Wednesday that calls for indefinite detainment of families who illicitly enter the country even though it stopped the practice of separation of children from their parents.Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said Trump's new executive order allows for indefinite detention of families which is absolutely unacceptable. She said immigrant internment camps are "cruel and inhumane". "Moreover, lengthy or unnecessary detention of children has been ruled unlawful. The zero-tolerance policy itself must end. If the Trump administration wants to now detain families during a criminal court case, that is unprecedented and will likely be challenged in court. Family separation is wrong. So is throwing families in jail," Jayapal said.Trump has ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the U.S. border reversing a hard-bitten policy under massive pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community. The executive order came after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and relatives after lawlessly crossing the Southern U.S. border since May 5 and placed in tent camps and other detention facilities.Trump's executive order comes as a response to the movement against the clear moral and human rights violation of separating children from their parents, she said. "However, it is far from sufficient. The president could have ended family separation with a simple phone call, but his new order expands family detention and continues the criminal prosecution of asylum-seekers," Jayapal added. Senator Kamala Harris from California said the executive order does not fix the crisis. "Indefinitely detaining children with their families in camps is inhumane and will not make us safe," she said. "This executive order in no way deals with reuniting the 2,300 children who have been torn away from their parents and remain separated. "When will they see their parents again? They must be reunited immediately," Harris said."Instead of ending his zero-tolerance policy of prosecuting even those exercising their legal right to apply for asylum, President Trump is using this executive order to double down on his lie that Congress or the courts are forcing his administration to separate families," she said.Congressman Ro Khanna said Trump's executive order will still result in humans being locked behind bars. "I'm glad these children will no longer be torn from their parents’ arms, but this is "solution" doesn’t come close to fixing the problem. We demand more!" he said.Khanna said Trump's executive order is a very small nod towards decency by ending the barbaric practice of separating children from their parents. "But it simply just replaces one problem with another by locking up families in detainment together," he said.Family captivity is not the answer to ending family separation and moving children from one cage to another is an indignation, said Indian American Neera Tanden, who heads Centre for American Progress, a top U.S. think-tank close to the Democratic party.By Sowmya Sangam

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Instagram Launches Long Video App IGTV in Challenge to YouTube June 21, 2018 08:42

Photo and video-sharing social networking service Instagram with one billion users launched a long-form video app on Thursday that will let users play long videos in a vertical format in the existing Instagram also in the standalone app. The new app called IGTV is hoped-for to roll out to both Android and iOS users over the next few weeks.The Videos published via IGTV can be up to 60 minutes or an hour long compared to the current 60 seconds limit. These videos can be viewed in a vertical format allowing the video to take up a full screen similar to the YouTube videos.Videos up to 10 minutes long can be uploaded from the mobile app while videos of longer duration will have to be uploaded from a computer. Usage of IGTV- Videos must be in an MP4 file format- Videos should be vertical and not landscape with a minimum aspect ratio of 4:5 and maximum of 9:16. - 10 minutes videos should not be more than 650MB, whereas maximum file size for videos up to 60 minutes is 5.4GB.IGTV Vies YouTubeThe IGTV app by Instagram aims to take on the video-sharing website YouTube. It allows users to upload videos of up to 128GB or 12 hours. "Just like turning on the TV, IGTV starts playing as soon as you open the app. You don't have to search to start watching content from people you already follow on Instagram and others you might like based on your interests," says Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder & CEO of Instagram.Anyone can be a creatorIGTV comprise channels which are made by creators. When a user follows a creator on Instagram, their IGTV channel will show up in the feed. Users can upload their own IGTV videos in the app or on the web to start their own channel, being their own creator. How to create a channel?- Open IGTV app and go tour profile- Tap on IGTV and choose option Create ChannelVisibility depends on the account typeOne can create a channel from the Instagram app as well. The visibility of the uploaded video, however, depends on the type of account. For private accounts, the approved followers will be able to see the videos whereas for public account any user can be able to see the videos. IGTV can be shared on Facebook too. By Sowmya Sangam

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Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi? Telugu Movie June 21, 2018 07:28

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi? is an upcoming Tollywood film directed by Tharun Bhascker and produced by Suresh Babu. The film stars Vishwak Sen, Anisha Ambrose, Sushanth Reddy, Simran Chowdary, Abhinav Gomatam and Venkatesh Kakumanu in the leading roles. For more previews, stay tuned....

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Trump Signs Executive Order to End Family Separations at U.S. Border June 21, 2018 04:01

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to conclude the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing the U.S. - Mexico border illicitly. Since few days, the immigration policy sparked indignation at home and border. The order requires that immigrant families be confined together when they are caught entering the country illegally, however it was not instantly unsubtle for how long. It likewise moves parents with children to the front of the line for immigration proceedings. The order does not end a "zero tolerance" policy that calls from criminal prosecution of parents crossing the border lawlessly. It's about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border, Trump said as he signed the order in a hastily arranged Oval Office gathering.The wrath sparked in the United States ranging from clergy to influential business leader, as well as disapproval from overseas, including Pope Francis, when a video recording of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of lamenting children went viral. Trump, a frequent viewer of cable television newscasts, had recognized the family separation issue was a growing political problem, White House sources said. First lady Melania Trump, in private conversations with the president, urged him to do something, a White House official said."The first lady has been making her opinion known to the president for some time now, which was that he needed to do all he could to help families stay together," an official said.The decision of Trump on Wednesday marked a rare case since he took office in January 2017 in which he has changed course on a controversial policy, rather than digging in.Trump has made a hard-bitten stance on immigration central to his presidency. In recent days, the Republican president had insisted his hands were tied by law on the issue of family separations and had sought to blame Democrats, although it was his administration that enforced the policy of rigorous adherence to immigration law.The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress is also considering legislation to address the issue. On Thursday, the House of representative on two bills planned to the ballot to halt family separation and to address else immigration issues. Merely Republicans said they were uncertain if either measure would have enough support to be approved. Trump told House Republicans on Tuesday night he would support either of the immigration bills under consideration but did not give a preference.By Sowmya Sangam

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President Approves Governor Rule in Jammu and Kashmir June 20, 2018 11:03

President of India Ram Nath Kovind today approved the imposition of governor rule in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the BJP pulled out of its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir.Following the President's approval, Governor NN Vohra will be presiding over the state. He's doing do for the fourth time, having overseen governor's rule in 2008, 2015 and 2016. Vohra was set to complete his second term in a few days, butis now set to continue in Raj Bhavan at least till the conclusion of 'Amarnath Yatra' on August 26.Following the withdrawal of BJP, the PDP's Mehbooba Mufti yesterday submitted her resignation as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister to governor Vohra. After Late evening yesterday, by concluding his confer with all the major political parties in the state, Honourable governor Vohra forwarded his reports of write up to the President of India for enforcement of governor’s rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP pulled out the alliance saying it was "untenable" to continue.                  Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com"It has become untenable for the BJP to continue its alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir, hence we are withdrawing," BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said at a press conference this afternoon.With J&K having a provision for governor’s rule for six months, the BJP leadership is keen to let this period run as close to the end of 2018 as possible. The calculation is that if the six months ended in December, it would be too close to the Lok Sabha elections to be scheduled ahead of the national polls. The electoral process for the Lok Sabha is expected to begin to unroll from March onward.By Lokesh

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Sanju Hindi Movie June 20, 2018 08:40

Sanju is an upcoming Bollywood film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala in the leading roles. For more previews, stay tuned....

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Canada Senate Legalizes Recreational Marijuana June 20, 2018 04:26

Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved an amended bill to legalize recreational marijuana, making the country the second to have a nationwide legal marijuana market, after Uruguay.The law as well makes Canada the first Group of Seven nation to legalize marijuana.In the favor of a revised bill, the Senate voted 52-59 from the elected House of Commons, paving the way for a fully legal cannabis market within 12 weeks.Canada Prime minister Justin Trudeau Liberals had made legalizing recreational use of marijuana part of their successful election campaign 2015, arguing the new law would keep pot out of the hands of underage uses and lessen related crime."It's been too easy for our kids to get marijuana - and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate," Trudeau said in a tweet.As Canada's rollout being the introductory economy to fully legalize marijuana, it will be intensely watched by else nations considering the identical way, and by global investors, who have already poured billions into Canadian marijuana firms.Canopy Growth Corp, Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, Aphria Inc, and Aurora Cannabis Inc, are the companies of Canadian marijuana that have been at the center of investor frenzy surrounding attempts to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use nationwide.The legalization from the government's initially planned July launch has already been delayed.While the cannabis production is regulated by the federal government, provinces and cities have more powers over retail sales either through private or government-owned stores."I'm feeling just great," CBC News quoted Tony Dean, who sponsored the bill in the Senate, as saying. "The end of 90 years of prohibition. Transformative social policy, I think. A brave move on the part of the government."By Sowmya Sangam

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