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US Seeks Further Relaxation In India FDI Policy November 02, 2019 11:28

Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury Secretary sought out further relaxation in the FDI rules of India to help propel the American companies to further continue with their investment in the country for promoting better economic growth. This is also targeted to help achieve the USD 5 trillion economy that they nations have planned out.Following the 7th India-US Economic and Financial Partnership meeting, Mnuchin said that the countries are working as allies to promote better economic growth and improve the economic security of both the nations involved.Further quoting him he stated saying, “I look forward to the government's goal of USD 5 trillion. And I think that they're going to hit that goal, even faster than they expect with what are great economic opportunities as they promote growth.”Prime Minister Narendra Modi does have a set goal of achieving USD 5 trillion economy by the year of 2024-25. Addressing such, Mnuchin said that US is welcoming the bilateral foreign direct investments of both the nations between both the countries.He further clarified stating, “We look forward to the opening up of certain markets where US companies can continue to invest here. We discussed the importance of paying greater attention to transparency and debt sustainability and development lending in Asia and beyond.”Speaking about the meeting happening, the Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman said that the US-India ties are at its peak since decades following the visit made by Prime Minister Modi to the United States in September this year.She addressed the situation saying, “India and the US, as the world's largest democracies have shared an interest in each other's economic prosperity and in ensuring economic security.”Sitharaman believes that the Indian stocks of the efforts is meant to further improve the mutual corporation on varying prospects of the bilateral and multinational subjects to further raise the growth and improve the financial market development for the better.Further withholding the context, Sitharaman shared her opinion stating, “We not only discussed policies to stimulate growth but also deliberated on significant steps, India and the US have taken to strengthen the financial sector, including banks recapitalisation and plan to merge some of the state-owned banks. We discuss capital flows investment in infrastructure, closer people to people ties and as also cooperation in the overall global economic context.”There have been rising disputes between India and US over the Iran ties but the finance minister has clarified stating that they have already explained the need for the land access to Afghanistan with accordance to the Chabahar link.Further addressing the issues involved, Mnuchin did explain that US has been consistently working with the allies to ensure the maximum supply of the oil and such trades between the countries in question.He concluded saying, “I just came from the Middle East, was in Saudi Arabia where I met with the energy minister and others. And they and others have done a very good job so that it doesn't have an economic impact. We are sensitive to the fact that India has tremendous energy needs. We look forward to working with India on LNG and expanding capabilities.”-Somapika Dutta

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Meeku Maathrame Cheptha Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew November 01, 2019 17:19

Young and talented actor Vijay Devarakonda is making his debut as producer with Meeku Maathrame Cheptha. The movie is all about a viral video of Rakesh (Tharun Bhascker) days before he is about to get married. The video goes viral all over and the rest of Meeku Maathrame Cheptha is all about the consequences that Rakesh faces due to the video. A series of twists and turns make Meeku Maathrame Cheptha more interesting. Watch the film to know about the complete story and the culprit behind the video leak.

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Bad Habits That You Need To Ditch In 2019 November 01, 2019 12:25

When it comes round to our habits, there are several things that we do wrong. Not only do these have direct impacts on our health, they have also been found to affect your well being in the long run. If you do suffer from consistent impacts on your health, chances are that these habits could be the ones to blame. But, with these habits, it is often hard to differentiate what is wrong and what it is that you are doing wrong in this. To help you gauge the situation better, we have sorted through some of the bad habits that you need to ditch in 2019. Not getting enough sleep Sleep is the bane of our existence. If you don’t get proper sleep, chances are that the same will end up affecting your health in the long run. It is very important to ensure that you do focus on getting things sorted out for yourself if you have not been getting enough sleep. In order to ensure a better health, the very first bad habit that one needs to ditch is to get enough quality sleep throughout the day. It is important that you get around 8-9 hours of sleep on a daily basis for better well being. Ditching sunscreen This is a very common bad habit that people don’t even realize they are doing. While you may think that the prolonged sun exposure is good for your tanning, you are not realizing that the same is indirectly affecting your skin as well, enhancing the risks of skin cancer because of the exposure to the UV rays from the sun. If you want to ensure a healthy life in 2020, it is important that you start using sunscreen to keep your skin protected. Not staying hydrated Water is often times the best way to keep your body functions in its optimal state. If you have a habit of not drinking enough water throughout the day, it is very important that you change that before its too late. Having enough hydration in the body is a necessity above anything else. If you wish for your organs to function properly without any kind of negative impacts, it is necessary that you do focus on drinking 8 glasses of water every day for better well being. Skipping breakfast Many people do have the habit of skipping breakfast and that is possibly where you are going wrong. If you want to have a healthy and well maintained body, it is important that you don’t skip out on the most important meal of the day. More than anything, breakfast is a necessity to keep you fueled with energy throughout the day. There are also a number of scientific research that suggest that eating breakfast can channel a better health in comparison to when you skip it. Not managing your stress Stress is probably worse than any of the diseases that you encounter around. The higher levels of cortisol in the body have the tendency to end up affecting your overall well being. This is why it is important to manage and regulate your stress if you have been consistently avoiding doing that. Once you start managing your stress, everything else does fall into place. It ensures better hormonal balance in the body and also ensures that your other body functions are streamlined. Excessive drinking To be honest, drinking is cool and fun until its not. If you have the habit of struggling with excessive or binge drinking, you need to drop that habit in this year only. It is a necessity that you put a regulator to your drinking habits because uncontrolled drinking does end up affecting your health for the worse. Alcohol has been found to have direct impacts on your immune system, thus making it harder for you to fight back any severe disease that you could be affected with. Smoking Smoking is yet another one of the bad habits that one needs to ditch before its too late. Not only does it enhance the risks associated with the chronic diseases, it has also been found to have direct impacts on your skin and reproductive health which is definitely not something that you want for your body. Irrespective of how many cigarettes you smoke in a day, it is necessary that you do stop that habit once and for all. Encouraging toxic relationships When it comes to health, it is not just your physical health you need to worry about but your mental health as well. If you want something better to bud, it is important that you focus on leaving behind toxic relationships to ensure a better and more stable mental health. For those who have been wondering, it is important that you identify the signs and get rid of such companionships before it gets worse.It is very important to ensure the maximum efforts for your health. As this year is about to end, pledge that you won’t carry forward the unhealthy and bad habits to the next year that can affect your physical and mental health for the worse.-Somapika Dutta

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ISIS Confirms Baghdadi’s Death, Appoints New Leader November 01, 2019 11:41

Following the US raid and the claimed death of the ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State militant group, confirmed the news of the death of their leader via their news agency, Amaq revealed in an audio note that was released on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was an Iraqi jihadist was the one who rose and declared himself as the “caliph” of all the Muslims in the Islamic State. He was killed on October 26th, 2019 in an US raid that was done around in western Syria.Following the death of their leader, the group was silent. According to the report suggested on Amaq, they have already appointed a successor to the group, someone by the name of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi. Aymenn al-Tamimi, who is a researcher for the Swansea University and who has been focused studying about the Islamic state suggested saying that this is an unknown name. But, they also believe that the same could be a top figure like that of Hajj Abdullah whom the US department has been eyeing to be the next successor to the ISIS committee following Baghdadi.Tamimi said that it is possible that the successor could be someone that the authorities are already aware of but they have come up with a new name now.The ISIS group which has been a reason of terror between the years of 2014 and 2017 and has also conducted crimes of atrocities against the Muslims also confirmed the death of their official spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir. Baghdadi was killed in Idlib which is located in north-western Syria. During the US raid, Baghdadi crawled inside a tunnel and took two of his children and killed all three of them by detonating a suicide vest during the process.-Somapika Dutta

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Interesting Title For Naga Chaitanya's Next? October 31, 2019 17:36

Naga Chaitanya is riding high with the super success of his recent offering Majili. The actor has all his hopes on Venky Mama that also features Venkatesh in the other lead role. Venky Mama is slated for December release and the actor completed shooting for the film recently. Naga Chaitanya is busy with the shoot of his next film that is directed by Sekhar Kammula. This romantic entertainer features Sai Pallavi as the female lead and the entire shoot will be completed by the end of November. The makers are considering 'Love Story' as the title for this romantic entertainer. The makers registered the title recently and an official announcement would be made soon. Asian Cinemas are the producers and Love Story is made on a decent budget. The film will hit the screens on February 14th 2020 during the weekend of Valentine's Day. Naga Chaitanya is quite confident on this romantic drama and he is teaming up with Sai Pallavi for the first time with Love Story.

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Syeraa Telugu Closing Collections October 31, 2019 15:48

Megastar Chiranjeevi has been dreaming of his magnum opus Syeraa from a decade. The film is based on the life story of freedom fighter Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy who happened to be the first rebellion revolted against the Britishers. The film is directed by Surendar Reddy and is made on a budget of Rs 200 crores. Syeraa released across the globe on October 2nd in a record number of screens in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam languages. The film received a positive response from the audience. Chiranjeevi, Nayanthara, Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka, Jagapathi Babu, Tamannaah, Vijay Sethupathi and Kicha Sudeep played the lead roles in this periodic action drama. Syeraa collected a theatrical share of Rs 123.91 crores in its final run. While the Telugu version is a decent hit, all others lost money across all the territories. Amit Trivedi is the music composer. Ram Charan bankrolled Syeraa on Kondidela Production Company banner. Here are the closing collections of Syeraa: Nizam: Rs 27.6 Cr Ceeded: Rs 17.9 Cr Vizag: Rs 13.08 Cr East: Rs 8.3 Cr West: Rs 6.45 Cr Guntur: Rs 9.57 Cr Krishna: Rs 7.58 Cr Nellore: Rs 4.1 Cr AP and Telangana: Rs 94.56 Cr Rest of India: Rs 16.2 Cr Rest of World: Rs 13.15 Cr Total Worldwide: Rs 123.91 Cr

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Hindi Is The Most Spoken Indian Language In The United States October 31, 2019 13:00

With recent reports, Hindi is regarded as the most abundantly spoken Indian language followed by Gujarati and Telugu. If the exact numbers are to be suggested, it was said that there were around 8.74 lakh Hindi speakers in the US as of July 01st, 2018. The same is believed to have been increased by 1.3% from 2017.Over the decade, the numbers of speakers have increased by 2.65 lakhs which includes a rise of 43.5%. But, the report also suggested that in terms of the percentage increase, the same was quite outstripped by the Telugu speakers which rose from 79.5% between the years of 2010 and 2018. According to the American Community Survey data for 2018, it showed from the reports of the US Census Bureau that around 67.3 million residents in the United States, over the age of 5 speak a different language at home other than just English. Furthermore, it suggested that a portion of the population, around 21.9% of the population do speak a foreign language apart from English at home. The number of people speaking Bengali rose to 68% including around 3.75 lakh people which is a lot that increased over the eight year period. The same was followed by Tamil which included 67.5% and included around 3.01 lakh people in the United States. But, the notable fact in this was the fact that people aside from India also do speak some of these languages. Like, people from Bangladesh speak Bengali and even the people from Sri Lanka do speak Tamil.The immigration experts do suggest that the sudden spike in the Bengali speaking residents in the US could also be because of the increased flow of people into the country from Bangladesh. On the contrary, the people speaking Telugu and Gujarati have actually dipped a bit between the year of 2017 and 2018. The Gujarati speakers in the country amounted to around 4.19 lakh which has reduced by 3.5% over the year. In addition to that, the number of Telugu speakers was also around 4 lakh which further experienced quite a drop in comparison to the year before.But, when the figures from 2010 and 2018 are compared, there was a steep rise in the number of Telugu speakers in US from 2.23 lakh to 4 lakh mainly because of the fact that majority of the IT and tech employees come from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.The downside with the US Censor Board is that they don’t provide country specific statics. So, when it came round to the Urdu and Punjabi speaking provinces, the same was attributed to hail more from Pakistan instead of India. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, they suggest that the number of people speaking a different language other than English at home in US has doubled since 1990 and has tripled since 1980. It also suggests that around 48% of the people in America’s top 5 cities speak a different language at home other than English. When CIS further conducted a better insightful study around on the kind of languages that people speak at home aside from English, Hindi secured the fifth position with 2.65 lakh speakers. CIS has time and time suggested that immigrants learn English so as to ensure better assimilation with the culture and the crowd of the US.English isn’t a very problematic language for majority of the Indians around which further makes it a lot easier to tackle through the shortcomings better in a different nation. It suggests that 80% of the Indians who can speak their native language can speak English quite fluently as well.-Somapika Dutta

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Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Raid Videos And Photos Released By Pentagon October 31, 2019 12:54

Pentagon finally released videos and photos of the US Special Forces raid on October 30th, 2019 that resulted in the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Among some of the images shared were some hazy and black and white footage of the US force soldiers approaching the high walled compound on their foot which was located in Syria. Baghdadi was holed up there, hiding away. "...at the compound, fighters from two locations in the vicinity of the compound began firing on U.S. aircraft participating in the assault." - Gen Frank McKenzie CDR USCENTCOM pic.twitter.com/SkrtHNDs7w — U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 30, 2019 In addition to that, Pentagon also released some footage of the air strikes on the group of the present unknown fighters present in the ground. Even they retaliated by open firing on the helicopters of the US forces. Some before and after pictures were released of the compound of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before and after the attack was also released. The same was done following the raid that was conducted by the US troops on October 26th, 2019. pic.twitter.com/OzVfDjyOeV — U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 30, 2019 In addition to that, Gen Frank McKenzie (CDR USCENTCOM) clarified in an interview with the reporters at Pentagon highlighting some important and new information that people didn’t have much idea of. According to McKenzie, there were two children who were killed, unlike three as President Trump mentioned previously. The same happened in an event when Baghdadi blew himself up with a suicide bomb vest in a tunnel as he tried to avoid the US troops.  The children killed in the incident were reported to be under 12 years old.When asked about the remark of “crying and whimpering” as President Trump mentioned, McKenzie stated saying, “About Baghdadi’s last moments, I could tell you this. He crawled into a hole with two small children and blew himself up while his people stayed on the ground.”He further added saying that Baghdadi might have fired some shots to fight back in the last moments of his life. Along with Baghdadi and the two children, four other women and one man were killed on the compound during the raid. McKenzie said that the women were acting in a very threatening manner while wearing suicide vests. There have been deaths of some of the unknown fighters from around when they tried to open fire on the US helicopters. One of the videos released by Pentagon also highlighted the airstrikes that was done on a group of people include over dozen of people. While asked about the two men who have been captured during the raid, McKenzie avoided commenting on the situation or the two individuals stating that they have collected substantial amount of electronics as well as documents during the raid.He further clarified that Baghdadi was confirmed to be dead by the comparison of the DNA which has been in the files during his 2004 detention in the Iraqi prison. McKenzie also confirmed stating that the remains of Baghdadi’s body has been flown back to the staging base for the raid for further identification. Following the identification, his body was buried at sea within 24 hours following the laws of the armed conflict. McKenzie also praised the military dog who bravely pursued Baghdadi into the tunnel. He was a four year old veteran who has been part of 50 combat missions. Even President Trump praised the bravery of the dog.McKenzie was very adamant stating that even with the death of Baghdadi, ISIS still remains a threat and a factor of danger to the world. He said that there are no illusions that the death of Baghdadi will eradicate the entire base of terrorists. They will remain and there are chances of them retaliating even worse now that they don’t have a leader.-Somapika Dutta

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Akhil Busy Shooting in New York October 31, 2019 12:27

Akhil Akkineni after a series of debacles signed a family entertainer in the direction of Bommarillu Bhaskar. A fresh schedule will start in New York and some crucial scenes will be canned on Akhil and the primary cast. The actor himself revealed the news that his next film is shooting in New York and he is all thrilled to be back in the city. Pooja Hegde is the leading lady in this family entertainer that is slated for summer 2020 release. "Back in New York City to shoot after so long ! The lights and the madness brings back a lot of memories! It’s never too many a time to see this place in person seriously" posted Akhil on his social media platform. Gopi Sundar is composing the music for this big budget film and Allu Aravind's Geetha Arts are the producers. Akhil is quite confident on tasting his first success with this film which is yet to be titled.       View this post on Instagram Back in New York City to shoot after so long ! The lights and the madness brings back a lot of memories! It’s never too many a time to see this place in person seriously ?? A post shared by Akhil Akkineni (@akkineniakhil) on Oct 30, 2019 at 6:43pm PDT

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Allu Arjun - Sukumar Film Launched October 30, 2019 12:31

Stylish Star Allu Arjun is on a roll after a break for a year. The actor is currently busy with the shoot of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo in the direction of Trivikram Srinivas. This family entertainer is aimed for Sankranthi 2020 release. Allu Arjun signed one more film for talented director Sukumar. The duo is teaming up after a decade for an action thriller which will be made on a massive budget. This untitled film is set in the backdrop of sandalwood smuggling. #AA20PoojaCeremony pic.twitter.com/U9zSjMdIdE — Mythri Movie Makers (@MythriOfficial) October 30, 2019 The film got its official launch today with a grand pooja ceremony in Hyderabad. The entire movie unit attended the launch and Koratala Siva, Allu Aravind, Surendar Reddy attended the event as special guests. The regular shoot of this action drama will start from December and will continue without breaks. Rashmika Mandanna is the heroine and Devi Sri Prasad is the music composer. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, this film will release during the end of 2020. Allu Arjun will be seen essaying a never seen new look in this action thriller.

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