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Amid pandemonium and ruckus, Sasikala’s proxy is CM February 18, 2017 17:38

Edapadi Palani Swamy won the trust vote in the floor of assembly. Jailed Sasikala’s proxy is the CM of Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu government may be controlled from the Parapana Agrahara prisoner No 9264. It is an irony of the state to be ruled by a remote control. After Tamil Nadu Governor appointed EPS as the chief minister, he asked EPS to prove his majority within 15 days. But, after realising that carrying on the AIADMK MLAs in captivity will be burden, EPS decided to go for the floor test on 18 Feb. Votes were cast amidst utter chaos with 11 MLAs opposing the Sasikala-backed Palani Swami regime. Palani Swami won the floor test with 122 votes in his favour. Earlier during the day, leaders of the various parties were denied an entry in to the assembly after the session was temporarily adjourned till 3 pm. Twenty DMK MLAs were evicted by marshals commissioned to control the leaders. DMK leader MK Stalin had protested against the evacuation by sitting on the floor and demanding the MLAs to be allowed inside. Amidst the ruckus, DMK leaders manhandled the Speaker, P Dhanapal and tore his shirt. Party members clashed with the police officials who were called in to control the leaders. DMK leader, Stalin came out of the house with his shirt torn and said to the media that the Speaker has torn off his own shirt and blamed DMK MLAs for it. It is after 30 year that Tamil Nadu assembly is witnessing a trust vote. The last time trust vote was done after the death of the MGR in 1987. By Premji

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Pakistan cannot control terrorism - US lawmaker February 18, 2017 10:58

Congressman Brad Sherman said, “Pakistan’s intelligence services have for too long supported some terrorist organisations while combating others.” Sherman is the Chairman of the Sindh Caucus and a Ranking Member of the Asia Pacific Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. US lawmaker has said that Pakistan’s intelligence services have for too long supported some terror organisations and it is impossible to get a handle on the fanatical and violent groups when one plays “double game”. “It is impossible to get a handle on fanatical and violent groups when you play this double game,” he said while strongly condemning the terrorist attack in the Sindh sector that claimed over 80 lives. “Unfortunately, we have a situation where ISIS can operate within Pakistan and carry out attacks as it did this week,” he said in a statement. “My sympathies are with the peaceful Sufi worshippers and the people of Sindh, who were attacked at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan on Thursday. The shrine, dedicated to the Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, is an important site for the Sufi faith and attracts many thousands of pilgrims each year,” he said. “Including today’s attack, over a hundred innocent Pakistanis were killed in multiple attacks around the country this week,” Sherman noted. “I know that we will continue to work with Pakistan to combat terrorism. We should especially support those in Pakistan that are most affected by terror and those forces in Pakistan that are on the front lines of our efforts to defeat militant groups,” he said. By Premji

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Media enemy of American people, Donald Trump February 18, 2017 10:32

President Donald Trump has called the U.S. media, the enemy of the American people. Trump had hurled the accusation in a tweet which he had then quickly deleted. Trump has been steadily building up on the anti-media rhetoric that was central to his campaign messaging. Mr Trump has referred to unfavourable coverage by the media as "fake news", but for many journalists, the accusation that they were "the enemy of the American people" crossed a line. David Frum, a former speechwriter for George W Bush and a senior editor at The Atlantic, said that the comment looked "a lot like an incitement to vigilante violence". "I think we are seeing here just a violation of every decent democratic, constitutional norm we ever thought the leaders of the country should be guided by," he said. Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley said that Mr Trump is unique among US presidents with his attacks on the press. "There has never been a kind of holistic jihad against the news media like Trump is executing," he said. "Trump is determined to beat and bloody the press whenever he finds himself in a hole." Princeton historian Julian Zelizer agreed and said, "The scale and scope of this is unlike anything that we've seen in the past." The closest parallel might be with Richard Nixon, who told the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a taped conversation that "the press is your enemy". In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson wrote to an editor in terms that Mr Trump might approve, "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle." But that was a far cry from what he wrote in 1787 before he became president. "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." More recently, during his presidential campaign in 2000, George W Bush was overheard saying about a New York Times reporter as a "major league asshole". By Premji

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5 new judges for Supreme court February 17, 2017 16:41

Five new Supreme Court judges, Sanjay K Kaul, Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar, Justice S A Nazeer, Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Deepak Gupta, had took oath of office today. Justice Kaul was the Chief Justice of Madras High Court; Justice Sinha was the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court; Justice Shantanagouder was the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court; Justice Gupta was the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court and Justice Nazeer was a judge in the Karnataka High Court. The sanctioned strength of judges in the supreme court is 31, including the CJI. President Pranab Mukherjee had recently signed their Warrants of Appointment. By Premji

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Donald Trump will unveil the overhauled immigration order by next week February 17, 2017 12:30

U.S. President Donald Trump will issue a new version of his executive order banning citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries and all refugees from traveling to the United States, by next week. “We had a bad court, got a bad decision,” Mr. Trump said of the judicial actions that temporarily stopped his immigration ban. “The new order is going to be very much tailored to what Iconsider to be a very bad decision,” Mr. Trump said. Washington state Attorney-General Bob Fergusonclaimed victory in the case, after the Justice Department had made a court filing announcing that there would be a new, rewritten order. “Today's court filing by the federal government recognizes the obvious, the President's current executive order violates the Constitution,” Mr. Ferguson said, in a statement. “President Trump could have sought review of this flawed order in the Supreme Court but declined to face yet another defeat.” If the administration had decided to spend a month crafting the order, “everything would've been perfect,” Mr. Trump said.“The problem is we would've wasted a lot of time, and maybea lot of lives because a lot of bad people would've come in to our country,” he added. By Premji

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The Ghazi Attack Movie Review February 17, 2017 10:29

The Ghazi Attack is all about the unknown war episodes that took place in 1971 between India and Pakistan. Things change completely after PNS Ghazi enters into Indian waters. An Indian submarine S21 lead by Ranvijay Singh (Kay Kay Menon) and Arjun Varma (Rana Daggubati) handles the unexpected situations with utmost ease. The Ghazi Attack is all about India’s counter attack on Pakistan and how things took place. Watch The Ghazi Attack to know about what all happened in this process. 

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Running Shaadi.com Movie Review February 17, 2017 10:13

Running Shaadi is the story of Ram Bharosa (Amit Sadh) who works for a bridal saree shop owned by Nimmi’s (Tapsee Pannu) father. After some days things change as Ram and Nimmi falls in love with each other. However some scuffles disturb their relationship and Ram walks out of his job after a small problem with Nimmi’s dad. He then starts a business for couples who are in plans to run away and get married. Things change after Nimmi wishes to run away with her supposed lover Shunty. The rest of Running Shaadi is all about Shunty and Ram’s problems in solving problems. Watch Running Shaadi to know about the rest.

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Merger of SBI with five associate banks cleared by cabinet February 16, 2017 17:47

The Cabinet has approved the merger of five associate banks, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore and State Bank of Patiala with State Bank of India (SBI), paving the way for the first such wide-scale consolidation exercise to create a banking behemoth. “The Cabinet had earlier (in June 2016) in-principle cleared the (merger) proposal. It had gone to the boards of various banks which have granted the approvals. The recommendations of the boards were considered today and the Cabinet cleared the proposal,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said after the Cabinet meeting. “With this merger, the SBI, with all these five subsidiaries merging in it, will also become a very large bank, not merely from a domestic point of view but actually a global player in its very size,” the minister said. The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the introduction of a Bill in Parliament to repeal the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 and the State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956. This is touted as one of the biggest decisions in the banking sector since the nationalisation move in the 1970s. The combined entity was estimated to have an asset book of around Rs 37 lakh crore. By Premji

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New Chief Minister for Tamil Nadu, What next? February 16, 2017 17:42

Jailed Sasikala’s proxy Palaniswamy sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu along with 30 of his ministers are sworn in by the Tamil Nadu Governor Shri Vidyasagar Rao. "The Governor has today appointed Edappadi K Palanisami, Party Headquarters Secretary of AIADMK as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and invited him to form the ministry at the earliest," a Raj Bhavan release said. Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had asked Palanisami, the AIADMK Legislature Party Leader, to seek a vote of confidence in the assembly within 15 days. The ministers and their portfolios are as below: Name Designation K Palaniswami Chief Minister C Sreenivasan Minister of Forests KA Sengottaiyan Minister for School Education & Sports and Youth Welfare K Raju Minister for Cooperation P Thangamani Ministry for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise SP Velumani Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development, Implementation of Special Programme D Jayakumar Minister for Fisheries CV Shanmugam Minister for Law, Courts and Prisons KP Anbalagan Minister for Higher Education V Saroja Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme MC Sampath Minister for Industries KC Karuppanan Minister for Environment R Kamaraj Minister for Food & Civil Supplies OS Manjan Minister for Handlooms and Textiles K Radhakrishnan Minister for Housing and Urban Development Dr C Vijaya Baskar Minister for Health and Family Welfare R Doraikkantu Minister for Agriculture Kadambur Raju Minister for Information and Publicity RB Udhaykumar Minister for Revenue N Natarajan Minister for Tourism KC Veeramani Minister for Commercial Taxes KT Rajenthra Bhalaji Minister for Milk and Dairy Development P Benjamin Minister for Rural Industries Dr Nilofer Kafeel Minister for Labour MR Vijayabaskar Minister for Transport M Manikandan Minister for Information Technology VM Rajalakshmi Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare G Baskaran Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board S Ramachandran Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments S Valarmathi Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare P Balakrishna Reddy Minister for Animal Husbandry

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Army chief talks tough on Kashmir stone pelters February 16, 2017 13:42

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that security forces in Kashmir are suffering higher casualties as the “local population” is “preventing” them from conducting their operations and “at times even supporting the terrorists to escape”. He has warned those who create such “hurdles” during the security operations and help the “terrorists to escape” or display flags of Pakistan and the Islamic State, would be treated as “anti-nationals”, and the Army would “get them” and take “tough action”. “These terrorists who have now graduated to the villages, as we are conducting operations against them, we find that the local population is somehow not supportive of the actions of the security forces.” “While our aim has been to conduct people-friendly operations, the manner in which the local population is preventing us from conducting the operations, at times even supporting the terrorists to escape, it is these factors which are leading to higher casualties among the security forces,” General Rawat said. “We would now request the local population that people who have picked up arms and these are the local boys, if they want to continue with the acts of terrorism, displaying flags of IS and Pakistan, then we will treat them as anti-national elements and go helter-skelter for them. They may survive today but we will get them tomorrow. Our relentless operations will continue,” he said. If “they do not relent and create hurdles in our operations, then we will take tough action,” he added. He said: “I’d once again request the parents of these young boys, who have somehow, because of propaganda in social media, taken the path of violence, to return to the fold. We are giving them an opportunity, but should they want to continue, then we will continue with relentless operations, maybe with harsher measures and that is the way to continue.” “Our idea is not to kill these young boys. Our idea is to bring them into the mainstream. But if they wish to remain in this manner, we will target them with harsher measures,” he warned. By Premji

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