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Hall of Fame Open: Ramkumar Ramanathan Reaches Semi-final July 21, 2018 07:26

India's professional tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan stormed into the semi-final of the ongoing Hall of Fame Open in United States of America on Friday.The 23-year-old thrashed his Canadian opponent Vasek Pospisil 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of Men's Singles event.The world number 161 has made his first ever entry into the last four of the any Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour.Ramanathan will now take on American Tim Smyczek in the semi-finals clash which is scheduled to be held on July 21.Meanwhile, veteran Indian player Leander Paes vowed out of the tournament after he, along with his American partner Jamie Cerretani, suffered a crushing 3-6, a 6-7 defeat at the hands of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Austin Krajicek in the doubles quarterfinals. By Sowmya Sangam

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Indian Detainees in U.S. Not Handcuffed, Says Legal Aid Volunteer July 21, 2018 06:54

Over 50 Indian nationals, for the most part, Sikhs from Punjab, confined in a prison house in the United States state of Oregon after illicitly entering the country are not being manacled, a legal advocacy group volunteer said on Friday.According to claims by media reports, the asylum seekers were being treated like criminals in a federal prison, where they have been detained for the past several weeks now."It was not my statement that immigrants detained at Sheridan (Oregon) have been kept in handcuffs and chains since their arrival or that they are in handcuffs and chains 24/7 now. My statement has been misconstrued by the media," Navneet Kaur, a community college professor, said in a statement.Kaur who has been volunteering with Innovation Law Lab whose main role was to render translations to detainees said her report is based on her visit to the prison and meetings with them."On July 14, during the 105th year celebration held in commemoration of the Ghadar Party in Astoria, Oregon, I spoke against the grave violations of human rights experienced by immigrants detained in America. My statement was based on the accounts I have heard during my visits to the federal detention center in Sheridan, Oregon," said Kaur. "I have a few examples of such violations including not giving them access to legal representation, keeping them in prison cells 22 hours a day, keeping them handcuffed and chained for a 24-hour period upon the arrival."It is her understanding that conditions at the detention center have improved since the immigrant's initial arrival in late May 2018, she said.U.S. immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) officials in an email to North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has said that it is processing all detainees in accordance with the US immigration law."ICE has met with all detainees to advise them of their rights to speak with their consular representatives. Detainees have access to legal representation," Melissa Nitsch, community relations officer, told NAPA."Any asylum claims are forwarded promptly to the US citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) asylum office in San Francisco. Interviews are underway by USCIS, and determinations of credible fear are at the discretion of USCIS (not ICE)," Nitsch said.By Sowmya Sangam

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Over 20 Indian-origins Sentenced in Massive Call Center Scam in U.S July 21, 2018 06:05

The U.S. government on Friday sentenced up to 20 years of imprisonment to over 20 Indian-origin individuals for their participation in a multimillion-dollar India-based call center scam which victimized thousands of the U.S. nationals of hundreds of millions of dollars.The imprisonment for the 21 people condemned this week ranges from 4 to 20 years."The stiff sentences imposed represent the culmination of the first-ever large-scale, multi-jurisdiction prosecution targeting the India call center scam industry," the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.Various of the condemned will be deported to India after the completion of their sentence."This case represents one of the most significant victories to date in our continuing efforts to combat elder fraud and the victimization of the most vulnerable members of the U.S. public."The transnational criminal ring of fraudsters and money launderers who conspired to bilk older Americans, legal immigrants and many others out of their life savings through their lies, threats and financial schemes must recognize that all resources at the Department's disposal will be deployed to shut down these telefraud schemes, put those responsible in jail, and bring a measure of justice to the victims," Sessions said.According to the U.S. officials, call center scam swindled thousands of U.S. Inhabitants of hundreds of millions of dollars.Public prosecutors said the Indian call centers utilized assorted telephone fraud schemes to defraud chiefly vulnerable Americans, including the aged and legal immigrants.Using info acquired from data brokers and other sources, call center operators targeted the U.S. victims who were threatened with apprehension, penalty, fines or exile if they did not pay the supposed money owed to the government.Once the payment was done, The call centers turned to a network of runners based in the U.S., the call centers turned to a network of runners based in the U.S., to liquidate and make clean the extorted funds as rapidly as possible by buying reloadable cards or retrieving wire transfers, the Justice Department said.The runners were oriented by call centers in order to acquire these stored value reloadable cards and then convey the specific card number to India-based co-conspirators who enrolled the cards using the embezzled personal identifying information of the U.S. citizens.Subsequently, the India-based co-conspirators then loaded these cards with swindle funds acquired from the victims.The stored value cards were used runners to purchase money orders that they deposited into the bank account of another person.By Sowmya Sangam

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U.S. Attorneys Summon to Court to Account for Separated Families July 20, 2018 11:49

Attorneys for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported in a court filing late on Thursday that about 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been unified since Sabraw's bid was issued more than three weeks ago.It was ill-defined from the status report, filed as part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging parent-child separations at the border, precisely how many more reunification's were probably before the July 26 deadline.According to report, nearly 850 parents have been interviewed and cleared for reunification so far yet another 229 parents have been deemed ineligible because of criminal records, or because they "waived" reunification or for other reasons. The rest are pending review.The report likewise said more than 700 parents in question have final deportation orders, although Sabraw has barred the expulsion of those parents until at least a week after they retrieve their children so they have adequate time for legal counsel on their families best options.As a part of Trump's immigration policy - "zero tolerance" - children were apart from their parents by the U.S. officials at the U.S.-Mexico border, leading to an international outcry. On June 20, Trump signed an executive order halting the practice.The recent hearings are used by Sabraw to push back on procedures that the attorneys of government have said are meant to safeguard its children in its custody.The regime blamed those measures for missing a July 10 deadline to reunite children under age 5, although the administration said they have now all since been returned to their parents.The judge has accused the government of either acting in defiance of his order or lacking the resources to fix the mess it created.Sabraw said at a hearing on Monday he was reassured that the government was finally putting the emphasis on reuniting families over lengthy procedures aimed at combating human trafficking that the judge said did not apply.Regarding the comments, on Thursday, he may press the government by the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen suggesting she might differ on the emphasis placed on speedy reunification's, saying "we will not cut corners."By Sowmya Sangam

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Dhadak Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew July 20, 2018 11:42

Dhadak is a love story of Parthavi (Janhvi Kapoor) and Madhukar (Ishaan Khatter) and is set in Udaipur. Parvathi hails from an influential family and is the daughter of politician Ratan Singh. Madhukar is the son of a middle class man who runs a small hotel in the city. Right after Parvathi's family comes about their love, things changes soon. The rest of Dhadak is all about the consequences after they choose a bold step and how they wins their love forms the rest of the story. Watch Dhadak to know about the film.

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Chi La Sow Telugu Movie July 20, 2018 08:35

Chi La Sow is an upcoming Tollywood film directed by Rahul Ravindran, produced by Bharath Kumar Malasala and Hari Pulijala. The film stars Sushanth, Ruhani Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Rohini in the leading roles. For more previews, stay tuned....

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WhatsApp Curbs Forwarding Messages to Five Users July 20, 2018 07:53

The instant messaging application, in order to handle outspread of fake information on its platform, on Thursday proclaimed that users can forward messages to only five people at once.WhatsApp had said that it was testing a forwarding limit that will apply to all users. "In India - where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world - we'll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once and we'll remove the quick forward button next to media messages," the private messaging app said in a blog post.The messaging app which is owned by social network Facebook believes that these modifications will aid keep WhatsApp the way it was planned to be: a private messaging app.The communications on the platform are said to be end-to-end encrypted. Lately on July 10, WhatsApp began specifying with a label, whether messages a user accepts were forwarded from someone. This new update is an add-on to the changes made to forwarding, in an endeavor to control fake news and spread of rumors.By Sowmya Sangam

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Ohio Mayors Lay out What they expect from Next Governor July 20, 2018 05:52

The mayors of the 30 largest cities in Ohio released their recommendations for what the next governor should do to bring the state into the future.Each of the five recommendations is non-partisan issues and all things the mayors say have been neglected by the current administration and state government.The Ohio Mayors Alliance says attacks on a home rule like we have seen in recent years need to stop."As mayors of Ohio's largest cities we know that the state cannot succeed in the long term without a better partnership with our next governor," said Mayor Andy Ginther of Columbus. "This starts with the next governor understanding the importance of municipal home rule."The mayors also want to have a $100 million fund created that can be used to reinvest in communities across the state.Additionally, they want an office of drug policy created to help combat the opioid crisis."From our communities that we have witnessed across the state we think that this is an urgent, urgent priority for the next governor," said Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton.Creating a task force to address infrastructure funding needs is their fourth recommendation, and changing how the state approaches school districts in distress is the final recommendation."That is the one thing as a parent, as a family, that we must do right; it's funding the education for the future of Ohio," said Mayor Tito Brown of Youngstown.Because over the last 18 years, all of the States job gains and 87% of the economic output gains, according to Ginther, the state relies on its cities for its future."It cannot have [a future] without a better partnership with Ohio cities," said Ginther.By Sowmya Sangam

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Akhil Akkineni's Fourth Film Updates July 20, 2018 05:49

Youngster Akhil Akkineni is yet to taste success after he has been shattered with back to back debacles. Akhil is now extra cautious and is busy with his third film which is currently under shoot. Venky Atluri is the director and Nidhhi Agerwal is the female lead. The film will hit the screens during December this year and is bankrolled by BVSN Prasad. Akhil is in talks for his next film and sources revealed that he was extremely impressed with the script narrated by Sathya Prabhas. Sathya Prabhas happens to be the brother of actor Aadhi Pinisetty and he directed Malupu in the past. The plot excited Akhil and he asked Sathya Prabhas to come out with the final draft after which he would take a call. If things fall in place, the film will be launched during the end of this year and the regular shoot commences early next year. Akhil is excited about the story line and more details to be announced soon.    

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Lover Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew July 19, 2018 14:39

Raj (Raj Tarun) is an orphan and a customized bike maker who earns decent for his living. He gets hospitalized due to an accident and he meets Charitha (Riddhi Kumar) and falls for her. After a series of incidents, she falls for him. When things are going smooth, Charitha gets attacked and Raj will be left in shock. The rest of the film is all about why Charitha gets targeted and the real reasons behind her attack. Watch Lover to know about what happens next and how Raj saves Charitha winning her love.

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