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Muslim community failed to prevent sexual assault against 3-year-old June 27, 2017 12:42

A Muslim community in Connecticut is facing allegations as it failed to prevent sexual assaults against a 3-year-old girl by an older boy at a private school it runs on its property. Last month, the parents of the girl filed a lawsuit in the state court against the Muslim Society of Greater Danbury, which runs the Al Hedaya Islamic Center in Newtown. They are seeking unspecified damages. But the school has repeatedly denied the allegations made by the parents. They also said that the allegations made against the boy have never been proven. “The Muslim Society of Greater Danbury is a leader in the community with its outreach, community and charitable work,” the society’s lawyer, Refai Arefin, said in a statement. “The MSGD takes the safety and security of its congregation very seriously. When the facts are known, it will be shown that the allegations directed at MSGD and its volunteers are completely false.” The parents say that their daughter, a kindergarten student at the Islamic Center Schools was sexually assaulted several times by the boy. The parents noticed a certain change in the girl’s behavior and took her to a therapist, who then concluded that she had been sexually assaulted and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. The lawsuit also alleges that the school is not certified by Connecticut to operate as a private school or accredited by any educational group and the teachers are not qualified for the jobs. Although the Islamic Center’s website says a “private school” called the Granada Academy operates at its Newtown property for students in pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade, Arefin and the school’s principal, Kristin Fuller, said the school actually is a “homeschooling community” supervised by parents that are not subject to state laws on private schools. The school is counter-suing the girl’s parents on defamation allegations saying that the false allegations are damaging the school’s reputation. Principal Fuller further alleges that the girl’s mother was jealous of the boy’s mother and was removed as a teacher at the school because she was ineffective, both the factors were motivation for the girl’s mother to file the lawsuit. AMandeep

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DJ Four Days Figures June 27, 2017 12:01

Stylish Star Allu Arjun is unstoppable and his latest outing Duvvada Jagannadham has been rocking all over despite of poor reviews and negative word of mouth. Directed by Harish Shankar, Duvvada Jagannadham carried massive expectations all over. Pooja Hegde played the female lead and Bunny has been presented as a Brahmin cook in Duvvada Jagannadham. The movie has been made on a massive budget and it is bankrolled by Dil Raju on his Sri Venkateswara Creations banner. Duvvada Jagannadham carried massive expectations and it released in over 1000 screens across the globe. Duvvada Jagannadham received mixed response from the audience however the collections have been quite strong all over. Despite of the poor word of mouth, Duvvada Jagannadham made some decent figures in four days of its box-office run. Duvvada Jagannadham made Rs 42.51 crores in four days of its box-office run across AP and Telangana. Devi Sri Prasad composed the music and Ayananka Bose is the cinematographer. A grand success meet has been arranged which took place in Hyderabad last night. Here are the area-wise collections of the film: Nizam: Rs 14.20 Cr Ceeded: Rs 7 Cr Vizag: Rs 5.30 Cr Guntur: Rs 4.11 Cr East: Rs 4.04 Cr West: Rs 3.13 Cr Krishna: Rs 2.89 Cr Nellore: Rs 1.84 Cr Total: Rs 42.51 Cr

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Prabhas all set for a Cameo June 27, 2017 11:51

Super stylish actor Prabhas is now an international star after the release of Baahubali. The actor is occupied with back to back films and he has been knocked with many interesting offers from all the languages. Prabhas seemed not in a hurry and is preparing himself for his next movie Saaho which will be made on a massive budget. Sujeeth will direct the movie and the shoot of the film started recently. Prabhas is shedding weight for the film and he is expected to join the film’s shoot from July. The actor is even rumoured to have signed couple of Hindi movies which will start next year. The latest update says that Prabhas will be seen in a cameo in a Bollywood movie which has been titled Khamoshi. Prabhudeva, Tamannaah and Bhumika Chawla are the lead actors in the film which is currently under shoot. The movie is said to be the remake of Tamil blockbuster Kolaiyuthir Kaalam and Tamannaah is said to have been essaying the lead role. Prabhas will be seen in a guest role which drives the film and enhances the plot. The actor gave his nod for the film however an official confirmation is awaited. Vashu Bhagnani and Deepshika Deshmukh are producing the movie which will hit the screens early next year.

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President Trump and PM Narendra Modi’s Joint Statement June 27, 2017 04:40

The whole world had a keen eye on the White House when U.S. President Donald Trump termed India as a “true friend” and said that the relationship between two countries has never been stronger and better. On Prime Minister’s 5th visit to the United States President Trump said that he looks forward to working towards creating jobs in both the countries. The meeting of the two delegates of the two nations was held in the cabinet office of the White House. For the first time ever President Trump hosted a dinner for a world leader in the White House. For the first time White House also hosted a dinner for a world leader. The US side was represented by US Vice President Mike Pence, defense secretary James Mattis, secretary of state Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser Lt Gen. H.R. McMaster and  NSA Ajit Doval, foreign secretary S. Jaishankar and the Indian ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna accompanied the Indian Prime Minister. Both the leaders addressed a joint statement at Rose Garden in the White House. Here is the full joint statement by PM Modi and President Trump: President Trump: Thank you very much.  Prime Minister Modi, thank you for being here with us today.  It’s a great honor to welcome the leader of the world’s largest democracy to the White House. I have always had a deep admiration for your country and for its people, and a profound appreciation for your rich culture, heritage and traditions.  This summer, India will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence, and on behalf of the United States, I want to congratulate the Indian people on this magnificent milestone in the life of your very, very incredible nation. During my campaign, I pledged that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House.  And that is now exactly what you have — a true friend.  The friendship between the United States and India is built on shared values, including our shared commitment to democracy.  Not many people know it, but both American and the Indian constitutions begin with the same three very beautiful words:  We the people. The Prime Minister and I both understand the crucial importance of those words, which helps to form the foundation of cooperation between our two countries.  Relations between countries are strongest when they are devoted to the interests of the people we serve.  And after our meetings today, I will say that the relationship between India and the United States has never been stronger, has never been better. I’m proud to announce to the media, to the American people, and to the Indian people, that Prime Minister Modi and I are world leaders in social media — (laughter) — we’re believers — giving the citizens of our countries the opportunity to hear directly from their elected officials, and for us to hear directly from them.  I guess it’s worked very well in both cases. I am thrilled to salute you, Prime Minister Modi, and the Indian people for all that you are accomplishing together.  Your accomplishments have been vast.  India has the fastest growing economy in the world.  We hope we’re going to be catching you very soon in terms of percentage increase, I have to tell you that.  We’re working on it. In just two weeks, you will begin to implement the largest tax overhaul in your country’s history — we’re doing that also, by the way — creating great new opportunities for your citizens.  You have a big vision for improving infrastructure, and you are fighting government corruption, which is always a grave threat to democracy. Together, our countries can help chart an optimistic path into the future, one that unleashes the power of new technology, new infrastructure, and the enthusiasm and excitement of very hardworking and very dynamic people. I look forward to working with you, Mr. Prime Minister, to create jobs in our countries, to grow our economies, and to create a trading relationship that is fair and reciprocal.  It is important that barriers be removed to the export of U.S. goods into your markets, and that we reduce our trade deficit with your country. I was pleased to learn about an Indian Airlines recent order of 100 new American planes, one of the largest orders of its kind, which will support thousands and thousands of American jobs.  We’re also looking forward to exporting more American energy to India as your economy grows, including major long-term contracts to purchase American natural gas, which are right now being negotiated, and we will sign them.  Trying to get the price up a little bit.To further our economic partnership, I’m excited to report that the Prime Minister has invited my daughter, Ivanka, to lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this fall.  And I believe she has accepted.  Finally, the security partnership between the United States and India is incredibly important.  Both our nations have been struck by the evils of terrorism, and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them.  We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism.  Our militaries are working every day to enhance cooperation between our military forces.  And next month, they will join together with the Japanese navy to take place in the largest maritime exercise ever conducted in the vast Indian Ocean. I also thank the Indian people for their contributions to the effort in Afghanistan, and for joining us in applying new sanctions against the North Korean regime.  The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly. Working together, I truly believe our two countries can set an example for many other nations, make great strides in defeating common threats, and make great progress in unleashing amazing prosperity and growth. Prime Minister Modi, thank you again for joining me today, and for visiting our country and our wonderful White House and Oval Office.  I enjoyed our very productive conversation this afternoon, and look forward to its continuation tonight at dinner.  The future of our partnership has never looked brighter.  India and the United States will always be tied together in friendship and respect. Prime Minister Modi, thank you very much.  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.) PRIME MINISTER MODI:  (As interpreted.)  President Donald Trump and First Lady, Vice President, ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen of the media:  Right from the opening tweet to the end of our talks, President Trump’s welcome, which was filled with friendliness, his warm welcome to the White House by himself and the First Lady, I would like to thank both of you from the bottom of my heart for this warm welcome. I would also like to give a special thanks to you, President Trump, for having spent so much time with me, for having spoken such kind words about me and my country.  And I would like to tell you that I’m eager to welcome your daughter to India for the Entrepreneurship Summit.   President Trump, I’d once again like to thank you for the time that you have spent with me.  I’d like to give you special thanks for that.My visit and our talks today will mark a very important page in the history of the collaboration and cooperation between our two nations.  The talks between his Excellency, President Trump, and myself today have been extremely important from all points of view, for several reasons:  Because they were based on mutual trust; because of the convergence and similarities they revealed in our values, and our priorities, and in our concerns and interests; because they focused on the highest levels of achievement in our cooperation, and mutual support, and partnership; because our two countries are global engines of growth; because the all-around or comprehensive economic growth and joint progress of both countries and both societies is the main objective for both the President and myself, and will remain so; because the top priority for both President Trump and myself is to protect our society from global challenges like terrorism; and because our aim is the strengthening of India and the USA — two great democracies in the world — friends. Our robust strategic partnership is such that it touches upon almost all areas of human endeavor.  In our conversation today, President Trump and I have discussed all dimensions of India-U.S. relations at length.  Both nations are committed to a bilateral architecture that will take our strategic partnership to new heights. In this relationship, in both countries, increased productivity, growth, job creation, and breakthrough technologies — an engagement towards all these are, and will remain, strong drivers of our cooperation, and will give further momentum to our relationship. We consider the USA as our primary partner for India’s social and economic transformation in all our flagship programs and schemes.  I am sure that the convergence between my vision for a “new India and President Trump’s vision for “making America great again” will add new dimensions to our cooperation. I am very clear about the fact that India’s interests lie in a strong, and prosperous, and successful America.  In the same way, India’s development and its growing role at the international level are in the USA’s interest. One of our common priorities will be the development of trade, commerce, and investment links.  And in this regard, in the technology, innovation, and knowledge-economy sectors, the expansion and deepening of cooperation is also among our priorities.  Towards this end, we shall take steps to further strengthen our successful digital partnership. Friends, we are not just partners by chance.  We are also partners in dealing with current and future challenges that we may be faced with.  Today, during our meeting, we discussed the serious challenges of terrorism, extremism, and radicalization, which are the major challenges facing the world today.  And we have agreed to enhance our cooperation in fighting against these scourges.  Fighting terrorism and doing away with the safe shelters, sanctuaries, and safe havens will be an important part of our cooperation. With respect to our common concerns on terrorism, we will also enhance our sharing of intelligence, and exchange information to deepen and expand our policy coordination as far as possible. We also spoke at length on regional issues.  The increasing instability, due to terrorism, in Afghanistan is one of our common concerns.  Both India and America have played an important role in rebuilding Afghanistan and ensuring its security.  In order to attain our objectives for peace and stability in Afghanistan, we will maintain close consultation and communication with the U.S. to enhance coordination between our two nations. In the Indo-Pacific region, in order to maintain peace, stability, and prosperity in the region, this is also another objective of our strategic cooperation in this area.  The increasing possibilities for enhancing cooperation in order to protect our strategic interests will continue to determine the dimensions of our partnership.  We will continue to work with the USA in this region. With regard to security-related challenges, our enhanced and growing defenseand security cooperation is extremely important.  We have spoken at length on this subject as well. The strengthening of India’s defense capabilities, with the help of USA, is something that we truly appreciate.  We have also decided to enhance maritime security cooperation between the two nations.  President Trump and I have also spoken about strengthening bilateral defense technology and our trade and manufacturing partnership, which we believe will be mutually beneficial to us. We also discussed international issues and our common strategic interests.  In this context, we are extremely grateful for the continued support of the United States for India’s membership of international institutions and regimes.  We truly appreciate the support, because this is also in the interest of both our nations. President Trump, I thank you for your feelings of friendship towards India and myself.  I deeply appreciate your strong commitment to the enhancement of our bilateral relations.  I am sure that under your leadership, our mutually beneficial strategic partnership will gain new strength, new positivity, and will reach new heights, and that your vast and successful experience in the business world will lend an aggressive and forward-looking agenda to our relations. In this journey of India-America relations, I think I would like to thank you for providing great leadership.  Be assured that in this joint journey of our two nations towards development, growth and prosperity, I will remain a driven, determined, and decisive partner. Excellency, my visit today and the extensive talks I have held with you have been very successful, very fruitful.  And before leaving this mic, I would like to invite you to India, along with your family.  And I hope that you will give me the opportunity to welcome you and host you in India. And at the end, once again, I’d like to thank you for the warm welcome extended by you and the First Lady to myself and my delegation, from the bottom of my heart.  Thank you.  (Applause.)   AMandeep

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Spyder Release for Diwali? June 26, 2017 11:29

Superstar Mahesh Babu has been busy shooting for his next film titled Spyder and the entire shoot of the movie has been wrapped up except two songs. AR Murugadoss is the film’s director and Spyder is completely based on bio terrorism. The makers initially wanted to release the film during summer this year however it has been delayed due to several reasons. Spyder marks the costliest film in the career of Mahesh and the movie even marks the debut of the actor into Tamil. Rakul Preet Singh is the female lead in Spyder and she will be essaying the role of a medico in the movie. The makers of Spyder along with Mahesh announced that the film will hit the screens on September 27th during Dasara however the latest development says that the film will not release during Dasara. The makers are in plans to release Spyder during Diwali this year and Mahesh is in plans to avoid clash with biggies release during the festival season. NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa has been announced for September 21st release and Balakrishna’s Paisa Vasool has been slated for September 29th release. Mahesh will now target Diwali which will be comfortable for the actor.

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Duvvada Jagannadham Three Days Collections June 26, 2017 11:03

Stylish Star Allu Arjun is back with his next movie Duvvada Jagannadham and the movie released all over last Friday. Directed by Harish Shankar, the movie is said to be a romantic action drama laced with loads of entertainment. Pooja Hegde is the female lead in the film and Rao Ramesh, Subbaraju and Murali Sharma essayed the other crucial roles. Duvvada Jagannadham has been made on a massive budget and the film released in over 1000 screens across the globe on June 23rd. Popular filmmaker Dil Raju produced Duvvada Jagannadham on Sri Venkateswara Creations banner. Duvvada Jagannadham received mixed response from the audience however the movie managed to mint huge money in its opening weekend. With no films around, Duvvada Jagannadham is said have collected massive amounts and the recent track record of Allu Arjun too helped a lot. The movie minted Rs 34.84 crores in three days of its box-office run in AP and Telangana. Here are the figures: Nizam: Rs 11.12 Cr Ceeded: Rs 5.50 Cr Vizag: Rs 4.33 Cr Guntur: Rs 3.55 Cr East: Rs 3.60 Cr West: Rs 2.82 Cr Krishna: Rs 2.32 Cr Nellore: Rs 1.59 Cr Total: Rs 34.84 Cr

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Jai Lava Kusa Official Release Date June 26, 2017 10:34

Young Tiger NTR has been quite busy shooting for his next movie titled Jai Lava Kusa which is being made on a massive budget. Touted to be a mass entertainer, KS Ravindra (Bobby) is directing the movie. NTR will be seen in a triple role for the first time in his career with Jai Lava Kusa. Nivetha Thomas and Rashi Khanna are the female leads in Jai Lava Kusa and the shoot of the movie is progressing in Hyderabad. Some crucial action episodes are currently being canned and there are talks that NTR will be seen essaying the role of the antagonist in one of the roles in Jai Lava Kusa. The makers announced the official release date of the film and Jai Lava Kusa will hit the screens on September 21st all over. Tarak will be coming a week before the Dasara season and he will lock horns with Mahesh’s Spyder and Balakrishna’s Paisa Vasool. Devi Sri Prasad is composing the tunes for Jai Lava Kusa and some top class technicians are working for the film. Nandamuri Kalyanram is bankrolling Jai Lava Kusa on his prestigious NTR Arts banner. Jai Lava Kusa is carrying massive expectations and is one of the most awaited film of the year.

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Modi Meets US Top Business Executives June 26, 2017 07:33

On Sunday, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with the top U.S. business executives and also the members of Indian diaspora on his first visit to the U.S. since President Donald Trump has taken the office. At a hotel meeting in the Washington with leaders of some of the top U.S. technology companies, the prime minister extolled the virtues of doing business in India where he said there was "minimum government," making it easy to do business in the South Asian nation. Among those attending the meeting were Google's Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems, who are all Indian Americans. Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Apple's Tim Cook also attended the meeting. Later Sunday, at a hotel in Northern Virginia, the prime minister met with nearly 1,000 members of the Indian community in America.   Community connect...the Indian community came in large numbers at the airport to welcome the Prime Minister to USA. pic.twitter.com/wXrZgmdkeB — PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 25, 2017 On Monday, Narendra Modi is all set to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House for the first in face-to-face discussion between both the leaders. After the meeting, President Donald Trump has tweeted on Saturday that he has been looking forward to discuss the strategic issues with a "true friend".   Look forward to welcoming India's PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend! — President Trump (@POTUS) June 24, 2017 Both the governments are working on to against terrorism, and one of the senior White House officials said: “We can expect to see some new initiatives on counter terrorism cooperation." There is angst situation in New Delhi regarding that Trump has not paid proper attention to India, but Trump has been very positive about India during public messaging. Previously, he has visited Mumbai as a businessman, and he also has Trump-branded properties in India. Modi, is also expected to have a meeting with the number of American CEO’s, securing a deal with the California drone-maker General Atomics for sale of the 22 Guardian (MQ-9) unarmed drones to the Indian navy for maritime patrolling, as well as a tentative deal with the Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems in order to produce F-16 fighter jet planes in India. Tata to jointly make F-16s with Lockheed Martin under “Make In India” Mrudula Duddempudi.

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Trump Ends Tradition Of Celebrating Ramadan In White House June 26, 2017 07:02

On Saturday, President Donald Trump has ended the decade long tradition of celebrating Ramadan in White House and later on he extended his “warm wishes” to the Muslims of the country on the auspicious occasion of Ramadan. “On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al—Fitr. During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill,” Donald Trump said, on Saturday. Iftar one of the religious observances of Ramadan, which was held at the sunset, a day before the Eid, was not held in this year for first time in the two decades. The tradition of celebrating Ramadan in White House started way back in the year 1996 and was first hosted by the former First Lady Hillary Clinton. The dinner had been hosted for 150 people after Clinton has learned more about the culture. Since then, the tradition has been followed by all the reigning presidents. However, the tradition has been called off with under the rule of President Donald Trump. Iftar dinner has been typically hosted by the Presidents and the dinner was attended by the prominent members of Muslim community, the members of Congress and also the diplomats from various Muslim countries. “Dinner will be on the table precisely at sunset – ” read the invitation.“The favour of an answer is asked.” A statement has been issued by the White House on late Saturday night. The statement read,“Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity. Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbours and breaking bread with people from all walks of life. During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honour these values. Eid Mubarak.” Earlier in this year, Secretary of the State Rex Tillerson had said that they will not hold a Iftar dinner party this year. In a statement, Tillerson said, “This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities. Eid Mubarak.” George W. Bush, the former President of US had also hosted the Iftar every year during his two terms. Bush has even hosted Iftar just after the 9/11 attacks. Bush, after the 9/11 Iftar dinner, said that the fight of US was against terrorism and not Islam. Tata to jointly make F-16s with Lockheed Martin under “Make In India” Mrudula Duddempudi.

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Vikram Vedha Tamil Movie June 26, 2017 05:50

Vikram Vedha is an upcoming Kollywood film directed by Pushkar-Gayathri and produced by S. Sashikanth. The film stars Vijay Sethupathi, R. Madhavan, Kathir, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the leading roles. For more previews, stay tuned....

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