Category: Telangana

Case Against Hyderabad Firm For ‘Stealing’ Voters’ Data For TDP

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Telangana police have registered a case against a Hyderabad-based IT firm for allegedly “stealing” data of voters through the mobile application, which was used by the TDP in Andhra Pradesh.

Reacting to the development, Andhra Pradesh IT Minister N Lokesh said police was “harassing” companies that were hired to curate the information, whose complete rights were held by the party.

Based on a complaint from a data analyst, a case was registered against the firm on Saturday.

The complainant alleged that after logging into the official Facebook page of Telugu Desam Party (TDP), he found party cadre using certain mobile phone and tab-based software applications, especially ”Seva Mitra” app, for “advancing party’s electoral prospects”.

Reacting to the searches conducted by the Telangana Police, Mr Lokesh said in a tweet, “They are trying hard to steal the information of registered party members and Seva Mitras. The Telangana Police is harassing the companies that have been hired to curate the information whose complete rights are held by the (TDP) party.”

The Andhra Pradesh government utilised the services of the firm in implementation of government schemes, he said in the complaint.

He alleged that the firm was given access to enormous amount of official data with respect to the beneficiaries of various government schemes and private data of individuals, including their Aadhaar number.

“Following registration of a case, police conducted searches (Saturday). The searches are going on today also,” Assistant Commissioner of Police N Shyam Prasad Rao told news agency PTI. He however denied any further details.

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Mahesh Babu Back-to-back films

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So far Mahesh has confined to one film at a time and only after wrapping up one, he would move on to his next.

Now Mahesh is breaking his own rule and will work for two films in parallel. He has confirmed films with directors Anil Ravipudi and Sukumar. Contrary to the rumours about film with Sukumar, it is very much on.

The first combination of Mahesh and director Anil is going to be high on entertainment.

‘Dookudu’ has unveiled the other side of Mahesh and his comedy timing was terrific in it. So once again we are going to witness an explosive performance from Mahesh.

And the film with Sukumar, the director has recently narrated the script to Mahesh and got a formal approval as well.

So Mahesh will shoot for both the films simultaneously and it’s a good news for the superstar fans!


Passengers advised to report early at Hyderabad airport

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In view of the security alert issued by the Centre to all airports, Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Saturday advised passengers to report early.

It has also indefinitely banned the entry of visitors, an airport spokesman said.

Following the tension on the India-Pakistan border earlier this week, a red alert was sounded at all airports across the country.

The police stepped up security with additional barricades to check vehicles entering the airport area while the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), responsible for airport security, put additional measures in place, the spokesman said.

Interview : Jagan Dream to become CM of Andhra

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YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the 3,000 km-long Praja Sankalpa Padayatra that he has undertaken will give people a “sense of hope”.

Reddy, speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019, said he wants to become the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh as he wants to “stay alive after death”.

“I have a dream to become CM of Andhra Pradesh and the very purpose for that is I want to stay alive after death. For that I need to do so much good to the people. Padaytra transforms you into something different that gives you hope that you want to do something,” Reddy said.


Speaking about his position in politics at a national level, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said he does not see himself in politics at a national level and that both the national parties, Congress and BJP, have done nothing for Andhra Pradesh.

On special status for Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said their only demand was a special category status for the state. “We are sick and tired of trusting people. They promise but not deliver. We are keeping our options open,” he said.

Speaking about 15 cases filed against him, including a disproportionate assets case, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that there were no cases against him when his father was alive.

On joining the Congress, Jagan Mohan Reddy said the party has evaporated from Andhra Pradesh. We don’t need them. It is the Congress that needs us,” Reddy said on the second day of the India Today Conclave.

“Our interest is clear. We are not against Rahul Gandhi or any other leader, but we have lost trust. We now want to keep our options open, he added.

On airstrikes by the Indian Air Force in Balakot, Jagan Reddy said Prime Minister Narendra Modi did score a point. “The Prime Minister exhibited a strong political will which made a difference,” Reddy said.

Jagan Mohan Reddy said as a representative of Andhra Pradesh, both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi stabbed him. “The Prime Minister deprived Andhra Pradesh of the special category status. He didn’t honour his commitment. And Congress shouldn’t have bifurcated the state,” Jagan Reddy said.

Tamannaah about Hrithik

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Did you know South actress Tamannaah Bhatia includes has a no-kissing clause as part of her contract? And did you also know that she would totally make an exception for none other than Hrithik Roshan? In a recent episode of Famously Filmfare (Tamil), Tamannaah made the confession and said: “I don’t kiss on screen, basically. So, that’s actually a part of my contract. I keep joking with my friends. But Hrithik Roshan… yay! I would, I would.” Sharing her experience of a chance meeting with Hrithik some time in the past, Tamannaah said she totally had a fan-girl moment and behaved quite awkwardly in front of Hrithik.
On the show, Tamannaah said: “I met him recently. I bumped into him and I was like ‘So stupid!’ I was like ‘Hi, I am a big fan and so nice to meet you!’ And he was like ‘Okay!’ I didn’t know what else to say. Then he walked a little and he looked back and he was like: ‘Do you want a picture?’ And I was like, ‘Yes! I want a picture!'”



Jagan To Announce 175 Candidates

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YSRCP chief YS Jagan has decided to follow in the footsteps of TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao in announcing the candidates for all Assembly seats at one go.

Jagan is learnt to have finalised the list of 175 candidates and is waiting for the release of Assembly election notification by the Election Commission of India.

YSRCP party sources said Jagan has decided to declare candidates for all the 175 seats a day after EC issues Assembly polls notification.

This would mean that the muhurat of YSRCP candidates announcement will depend on the date on which EC will issue poll notification.

Though the list is ready with Jagan, it is learnt that he wants to release within 24 hours after EC notification and not prior to that.

Soon after announcement of list, Jagan has deciced to embark on a ‘bus yatra’ for campaigning covering all the 175 seats.

Jagan is learnt to be fully confident of YSRCP coming to power and he becoming CM of AP this time believing that a huge ‘anti-TDP wave’ is sweeping across AP.

Last time, Jagan lost power just with a margin of 2 per cent votes to TDP  but this time all surveys predict a comfortable victory for YSRCP.

For income tax refunds, check if your bank account is linked to PAN.

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The Income Tax department wants you to link your PAN with your bank account and also validate it online
The I-T department will issue only e-refunds to bank accounts which are linked to PAN card from today

After making it mandatory to link your PAN CARD with your Aadhaar for filing income tax returns (ITR), the Income Tax department has now also made it mandatory to link your bank account with your PAN card for receiving income tax refunds.

It is likely that you might have already provided your PAN number to your bank while opening the account, but in case you haven’t then you will not get income tax refunds, according to a communication by the I-T department to taxpayers.

The I-T department will issue only e-refunds to bank accounts which are linked to PAN from today, it said. Your bank account can be savings, current, cash or an overdraft, but it has to be linked with PAN.

So far, tax refund were issued in two ways – either directly transferred to the bank accounts of taxpayers or through cheques. Now the department is doing away with the procedure of mailing tax refund cheques.

The Income tax department now wants you not just to link your PAN with your bank account but also validate it over the income tax e-filing website.

How to check if your bank account is linked to PAN:

To check if your bank account is linked to your PAN, log in to the income tax e-filing portal with your user ID and password, go to your profile setting where you will find the option to pre-validate your bank account.

If not done already, the pre-validation can be accomplished easily by providing your bank account name, number and IFSC code.

If your bank is integrated with the e-filing portal, pre-validation will be done directly through EVC and net banking route. If your bank is not integrated, then the income tax department will validate the bank account from the details provided by you.

If you find that your PAN is not linked, then provide your PAN details to your bank branch.


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New firm to collect Hyderabad ORR

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The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has entrusted toll tax collection on Outer Ring Road (ORR) to a new agency on the condition that if more than 20 vehicles are stuck in any lane at any given point, the agency should clear traffic in the lane without collecting toll charges. This condition will be in force from April 1.

The new agency Eagle Infra India Limited will be commencing toll collection from midnight of March 1. It has quoted the highest amount of Rs 24.29 crore per month payable to the HMDA and the contract is valid for 18 months.

IRB Infrastructures Limited, whose term expired on February 28 midnight, was paying Rs.87.03 lakh per day to the HMDA.

Since the last few months, Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited (HGCL), which monitors the functioning of ORR, has been facing issues, including legal aspects over toll collection at the 19 toll plazas. IRB Infrastructures was entrusted with the job last May on a temporary basis with daily remittance of toll payment.


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