ICYMI: Five major developments you may have missed

By Author   |   Published: 13th May 2017   9:52 pm
ICYMI: Five major developments you may have missed

                                        Scaling new heights

Six mountaineers from Telangana became the first persons to climb to the top of Mount Everest this year. Transcend Adventures, a Telangana-based Adventure and Mountaineering Company, successfully led this year’s first expedition to the Summit of Mount Everest from North Col route. A total of 23 climbers are on the expedition. 

Mount Everest
Team Trascend Adventures. Photo: By arrangement.

In a Facebook chat with Telangana Today, Transcend Adventures operations director Shekarbabu Bachinepally said that six members from their expedition team reached the Summit of Mount Everest on Saturday morning at 8:20 am.

Nagaraju Sundarana (18), a native of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh, became the first man to reach the Summit of Mount Everest (8,848M), the highest peak on the earth, this year.

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                        Osama’s son to avenge: Source

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is poised to lead a stronger, larger al Qaeda and is “bent on avenging” his father’s death, according to a former FBI agent familiar with the personal letters seized in a dramatic US raid that killed the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan’s Abbottabad.

Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al Zawahiri. Source: Internet.

Hamza, about 28 year old now, wrote those letters when he was 22 and had not seen his father bin Laden in several years. Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who was the bureau’s lead investigator of al Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks, told CBS News the letters reveal Hamza to be a young man who adores his father and wants to carry on his murderous ideology.

The letters collected in the raid by helicopter-borne US Navy SEALs at a secure high-walled compound in Abbottabad, a garrison town north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, in May 2011 have now been declassified.

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                            Mallya’s hearing postponed

The hearing on the issue of embattled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya’s extradition from the UK has been deferred to June 13, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

Mallya's extradition
File Photo: Indian businessman and politician Vijay Mallya

The CPS will be arguing on behalf of the Indian authorities when the fugitive businessman’s extradition case comes up for hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on June 13.

The hearing was earlier scheduled for May 17.

“The next hearing is June 13 for a case management hearing,” a CPS spokesperson said on Friday.

A four-member joint CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) team had arrived in London earlier this month.

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                                     First look of Ramayanam

After the release of Baahubali, speculations are rife in Telugu film circle that producer Allu Aravind will be producing ‘Raamayanam’ with a whopping budget of Rs 500 crore.



And yes, it is true. First look of Raamayanam, starring Ram Charan Tej as Rama is out today and is doing rounds in social media.

Charan’s warrior look from Magadheera has been used in making the poster and there is no clarity yet on the remaining cast. The film is to be produced under Geetha Arts and presented by Allu Ramalingaiah.

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                                   ‘Wannacry’ Beware of malware 

 The ransomware attack that wreaked havoc across the globe, inflicting millions of computers with suspicious and unidentified viruses, has triggered panic among officials of various government offices here as well, especially those associated with intelligence services. 

Screenshot of the ‘WannaCry’ affected system. Source: Internet

Immediately after the news broke out, the Police Department issued an alert to all departments asking the staff to be cautious of unidentified emails and suspicious websites. 

Additional Director General of Police T Krishna Prasad, in charge of Technical Computer Services, told netizens not to open any unknown emails, links, or rare folders since the cyber-attack had seen millions of computers in nearly 100 countries infected with a ransomware virus called WannaCry.

“Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files,” Prasad said.

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