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Kiran greets people on Vinayaka Chavithi

Traffic restrictions in city today

HYDERABAD: Police have im-

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has greeted Telugu people living across the world on the occasion of Vinayaka Chavithi on Monday. In a message, the Chief Minister said on Sunday he wished to take forward all policies of the government made for the welfare and development of people without any obstructions with the blessings of Vigneshwara.

posed traffic curbs on the following routes of the city on Monday and Tuesday in view of the visit of Liberian President Ellen Jhonson Sirleaf. On Monday, traffic will be diverted between 8.15 p.m. and 9.15 p.m. at Begumpet airport to PNT T Junction Road, Shoppers Stop to Pantaloon, HPS to Begumpet yover, Green lands junction to Panjagutta yover, Srinagar Colony T junction to Sagar Society T junction, NTR Bhavan to Jubilee Hills

check-post. On Tuesday, curbs imposed between 10.25 a.m. and 11.10 a.m. from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute to Srinagar Colony T junction, NFCL to Panjagutta yover, Greenlands Junction to Begumpet yover, HPS to Shyamlal Building and Shoppers Stop to Begumpet airport. Police have imposed prohibitory orders on the bursting of recrackers from 6 a.m. on September 9 to 6 p.m. on September 19 for the smooth conduct of the Ganesh festival.

Seminar on multiculturism held

The novels of Jhumpa Lahiri that explore the identity perspective of adapting to a new land were highlighted by April Wells, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate, Hyderabad at a seminar on Multiculturism in American Literature, organised by the Department of English, Osmania University, and the OU Centre for International Programme. About 17 papers were presented at the seminar. Prof. Sonjoy Dutt Roy, University of Allahabad; Prof. Sobha Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Prof. Sukbir Singh and Prof. E. Nageswar Rao of OU delivered the keynote addresseke.

World Suicide Prevention Day

On the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, Seva Free and Condential Counselling Centre will organise an awareness walk at Tank Bund from Vivekananda statue to Ambedkar statue and back. The walk will begin at 6.30 a.m. Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the World Suicide Prevention Day and this year, the theme happens to be Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention.

Man held for stealing chocolates at airport

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HYDERABAD: Cyberabad police on Sunday arrested an airline passenger for allegedly stealing chocolates and other articles from a shop at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad. RGIA Sub-Inspector N. Jairam said Jikerul (38), a medical representative and native of

Bangalore, entered the shop before boarding the Hyderabad-Bangalore ight.

Toothbrushes too!
He then stole chocolates and a bag containing toothbrush, toothpaste and other articles. Jikerul was then proceeding to board the plane when shopkeeper realised that a few articles were missing.

With the help of security personnel at the airport, the shopkeeper caught the passenger and handed him over to the RGIA police after recovering the articles from him. We have registered a case of theft, Mr. Jairam said. Police said a few other shopkeepers had earlier complained of similar incidents happening inside the airport.

9-member phoney cop gang nabbed

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HYDERABAD: Police on Sunday

Cops bust fake document racket

Honour for DRDO chief

nabbed a nine-member gang of pseudo policemen from Mumbai for allegedly robbing people of gold ornaments. Posing as policemen, the gang would approach women wearing gold jewellery, alerting them of thefts that had taken place in the area. They would reprimand the women for wearing gold and ask them to keep it in a polythene bag for safety. In the guise of helping them, the gang would carefully exchange the packet containing the gold with fake ornaments. After this, they would drive off to places in Maharashtra and Karnataka, police said.

53 offences
Avinash Chander, Scientic Advisor to Defence Minister and Director General, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was conferred with Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by SASTRA University Thanjavur on Sunday. The university conferred the honour in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Indias missile programme in general and the Agni missile programme in specic. Mr. Avinash Chander described the honour as recognition of the dedicated work undertaken by him and his team at DRDO, according to a press release here.

Three apprehended accused in connection with fake documents along with the seized material during a media conference by Task Force South Zone in Hyderabad on Sunday. PHOTO: PTI

four birth and death certicates, voter identication cards, six vehicle regHYDERABAD: The city police on Sunday istration certicates, 10 Aadhar cards arrested three persons on charges of and a computer were seized from preparing fake documents and sup- their possession, the police said. plying them to known persons who The three -- Syed Bilal Quadri, a used them to secure passports. graphic designer from Shastripuram, Four rubber stamps of GHMC, Mohd. Rizwan a passport agent and eight GHMC employee identity cards, Mohd. Iqbal Ali, a hotel worker, both

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from Kalapather -- formed a gang and used to charge between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000 for preparing and supplying the fake documents, said B. Limba Reddy, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Task Force. The accused were handed over the Hussaini Alam police station for further investigation.

Dolby Atmos is here

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HYDERABAD: Imagine an audi-

ence in a theatre almost able to feel the monsoon, with the pitter-patter of raindrops permeating their eardrums. Likewise, think of a lm in which viewers think they are close to be shot down with bullets from a fast-approaching helicopter gunship. Dolby Laboratories, known for its audio innovations has begun its tryst with theatres in Telugu-land with Screen 4 at Prasads Multiplex upgrading from version 5.1 to the latest Atmos. It began with Toofan, the dubbed version of Apoorva Lakhias Zanjeer starring Priyanka Chopra and Ramcharan Tej. Touted as a signicant innovation, an Atmos upgradation would cost a theatre between Rs.25 lakh to Rs.40 lakh, said Pankaj Kedia, Dolbys country manager-India. In just a year, it was welcomed by 200 screens and over 60 lm titles, 20 sound

This is complete 360 degree sound to envelop the viewer, including sound that hits you from the roof, what with 64 speakers and small, audio streams spewing out realistic sound

Robotic surgeries offer better outcome for gynaec ailments

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HYDERABAD: Robotic surger-

In the past year-and-ahalf, the gang had committed as many as 53 such offences of cheating in different parts of the city. The accused have been identied as Jaffer Irani and Hussain, both natives of Pune, Khadeem Hussain, Garib Sha Syed, Mohammed Ali, and Abbas Ali, all natives of Mumbai, Sadiq Hussain of Gulbarga in Karnataka, Moghul Abbas of Chittoor and Syed Jaffer Ali of Ananthapur, DCP (Detective Department) L.K.V. Ranga Rao said on Sunday. They have been charged under relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code for cheating and impersonation. Police have also asked the public to be vigilant against such gangs.


country manager, Dolby India

mixing facilities across the world, he said, adding that popular titles included Life of Pi and Brave, he pointed out. Currently, it is available at three theatres in Chennai, two in Mumbai, one in Coimbatore and now in Hyderabad, Mr. Kedia said. This is complete 360 degree sound to envelop the viewer, including sound that hits you from the roof, what with 64 speakers and small, audio streams spewing out realistic sound, he explained. Ramesh Prasad, chairman, Prasad Media Corporation, said the feature was another feather in its cap.

ies to treat a range of gynaecological conditions, including uterine broids and pelvic pain, would provide better outcomes than open surgeries, according to Dr. Meenakshi Jain, a minimally invasive gynaecologist from the United States. Dr. Jain, who participated in a one-day Robotic Gynaecology Workshop hosted by the Apollo Hospitals on Sunday, said that too many people were undergoing big surgeries and robotic surgeries would improve the care for patients. More and more hospitals should go for robotic surgery, she added. Enlisting the advantages of robotic surgery, she said that it could be used for hysterectomies, myomec-

Dr. Meenakshi Jain

tomy (removal of broids), endometriosis, chronic inammation and ovarian transposition. Minimal blood loss, less post-operative pain, faster recovery and less scarring were some of the advantages, she added. There would be no complications like those associated with conventional surgery, including blood clots and infection.

With about 20-25 per cent of women in India having the problem of broids, she said that undergoing surgery would provide a good chance of conserving uterus, especially among the young. Apollo Hospitals Group Chairman, Prathap C. Reddy, said the hospital here would be developed into a major centre for robotic surgeries in gynaecology. He said it would have partnership programmes with doctors from other places. He said Apollo Hospitals was constantly upgrading the technology and making available the best healthcare. Sangita Reddy, executive director, Apollo Hospitals Group and Dr. Rooma Sinha, senior consultant gynaecologist, laparoscopic and robotic surgeon also spoke.

Police faulted for inaction

HYDERABAD: Visalandhra Mahasabha has sought action against the Hayathnagar Inspector for not acting against the miscreants who threw stones on buses carrying Samaikyandhra activists in their return journey after attending Save AP meeting here on Saturday.