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CM Revanth: Surveys Predict 12 LS Seats for Cong, But I Am Confident of more than 14

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy said that all the surveys commissioned by the party indicated that the Congress would win 12 Lok Sabha seats out of the 17 in Telangana state comfortably, but added that he was confident of winning 14 or 15 seats. Revanth Reddy reiterated that he would consider the Lok Sabha polls as a referendum on the performance of the Congress government in the past 100 days. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, he launched a bitter attack on the BRS. He said that if the Congress opened its gates, all the BRS MLAs except four or five were ready to join the Congress. He said that if the BRS leadership conspired to dislodge the Congress government, he would be forced to open the gates to “finish” the BRS.”I am not trying to poach BRS MLAs. We have the majority to run the government. But if BRS begins the dirty game of dislodging my government, I will not keep silent. I will show BRS what will happen if the Congress opens the gates,” he said.“When they sleep at night and wake up in the morning, they will be left with no MLAs except four or five. They will realise that they were left with not even clothes by the time they wake up,” Revanth Reddy said.He said he was satisfied with the work of the government in its first 100 days in office and added that he was working to implement the Six Guarantees within this time frame.He highlighted the financial challenges being faced by the Congress government as the mismanagement by the previous BRS government had pushed the state into a debt trap. He assured that the Congress government was overcoming the obstacles and would be more responsible in addressing pending issues while ensuring effective implementation of the Six Guarantees.He said the government had filled 30,000 government vacancies in three months, disbursed salaries on the first day of the month and opened Praja Bhavan (erstwhile Pragathi Bhavan) to the people to address people’s grievances.Revanth Reddy said the Congress government was adopting a participatory and inclusive approach in governance by seeking suggestions from civil society organisations and involving everyone in decision-making processes.He highlighted the positive changes in governance and administration under the Congress, particularly in resolving bifurcation-related issues, and reiterated efforts to secure Telangana’s due share and rights through discussions with the Prime Minister and Union ministers and have harmonious relations with the neighbouring states.

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Kaylee Gain: Everything we know so far about Missouri teen brain damaged after brutal school brawl

Thousands of people around the country will know the name Kaylee Gain after a horrific video of the young schoolgirl being attacked outside a high school went viral. The 16-year-old, from Missouri, remains in critical condition and is fighting for her life after she had her head smashed multiple times against concrete last week. She was left heavily convulsing on the floor following the gut-wrenching ordeal, which was caught on cameras and shared online. Here’s everything we know so far about the bone-chilling attack and what’s happening now as the youngster lies in hospital fighting for her life. READ MORE: Kaylee Gain’s parents break silence and ‘remain hopeful’ as teen left brain damaged in school fight Brutal schoolyard attack On Friday, March 8, young Kaylee was attacked near Hazelwood East High School. A fight broke out at around 2.30pm just a few blocks away from the school. A viral clip later shared showed the student being thrown to the floor and beaten to a pulp by a girl who has not been identified. She climbed on top of Kaylee, repeatedly calling her a “b***h”, before ferociously smashing her head into the concrete multiple times. The 16-year-old was left twitching on the floor as fights broke off around her. The other girl, who is believed to be 15 years old, was later taken into custody. Kaylee was left alone on the ground to convulse before EMTs arrived on the scene. Kaylee Gain’s injuries Sarah Hall, a family friend who has set up a GoFundMe page for Kaylee’s family has said the teen has been left with brain damage but that the full extent of her injuries won’t be known until she has woken up. She is currently at one of the local hospitals in Saint Louis with a skull fracture and frontal lobe damage. As of now, doctors say she’s suffering from severe brain bleeding and swelling. “She has major brain bleeding and swelling and is in critical condition. Kaylee is fighting hard to stay alive and heal but this is only the beginning of a very uphill battle for Kaylee and her family,” Sarah wrote. She added: “We will not know the extent of the brain damage that has occurred until she wakes up but the path to recovery will be extremely hard on the family.” For all the latest on news, politics, sports, and showbiz from the USA, go to The Mirror US. Who has been arrested for the attack on Kaylee? One girl, who is reportedly 15 years old, has been arrested but police have not identified her. It’s believed the girl was arrested after the incident and is still being held as prosecutors work on charging her. Missouri’s Attorney General Andrew Bailey has called for the teen to be tried as an adult. Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, he wrote: “This evil and complete disregard for human life has no place in Missouri, or anywhere. I am praying for the victim. The criminal should be charged and tried as an adult. If the victim dies, that offence should rise to a homicide.” But some opponents of Bailey say it should be a matter for juvenile courts to handle given the girl’s age. Democratic congressional candidate Wesley Bell, who is also a St. Louis County prosecutor, said the incident is “heartbreaking” but that ultimately, his office has no jurisdiction because the girl is 15. Kaylee’s family speak out Kaylee’s parents have spoken out about the harrowing incident. On a second GoFundMe page set up by Kaylee’s cousin, the parents said: “We are so grateful for the amazing medical staff who have been working tirelessly to give her the best possible chance at a full recovery.” They added: “We know she has a very long road ahead of her but we remain hopeful. We are so overwhelmed by all the support and love. Thank you!” Kaylee’s grandmother has also spoken out about the incident. Taking to Facebook to share the GoFundMe for her granddaughter, Terry Nordstrom Thompson wrote: “It is unforgivable what she endured and went through. Our granddaughter is in very critical condition and fighting for her life.” How much have Kaylee’s GoFundMe pages reached? As of Saturday evening, one fundraiser had raked in $18,000 (£14,000) while the GoFundMe set up by family friend Sarah has raised a whopping $322,000 (£253,000) in donations. Both of the fundraisers have been set up to assist with funds for Kaylee’s recovery.

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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro announces candidacy for July re-election

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro will run for a second re-election to secure another six-year term in voting planned for July 28, the ruling Socialist party said on Saturday. Maduro, a 61-year-old former union leader, was proclaimed as the Socialist party’s candidate by Vice-President Diosdado Cabello, and took the stage at a large sports arena to address supporters. “There’s just one outcome, the people’s victory on July 28,” Maduro said, wearing a bright red zippered jacket. “They haven’t been able to stop us, nor will they be able to.” Recent polls show 13.9 per cent of Venezuelans plan to vote for Maduro, far behind opposition candidate Maria Corina Machado’s 54.5 per cent. But though Machado won an opposition primary in October, it was unclear whether she will appear on the ballot after the country’s top court upheld a ban barring her from holding public office. Candidates have until March 25 to register and it remained unclear whether the opposition will name a replacement for Machado, who is under increasing pressure to pick a substitute. The US partially rolled back sanctions on Venezuela’s government in late 2023 because of an elections deal with the opposition, but the nascent rapprochement came to an end with arrests of opposition figures and the court decision about Machado. The US has pledged a reinstatement of oil sanctions from mid-April. Ruling party sources have said the reversal in policy by Maduro may be due to waning popularity with his base. Malaysia’s ‘Fat Leonard’ to be extradited to US in Venezuela prisoner swap Venezuela has suffered hyperinflation and an unprecedented economic collapse since Maduro took power in 2013, after the death of his mentor, President Hugo Chavez. The country has seen intermittent waves of protest against the ruling party and Maduro, particularly between 2014 and 2017, resulting in dozens of arrests and killings. The main opposition parties boycotted the 2018 presidential election and refused, along with the US and others, to recognise Maduro’s victory. Maduro squeaked to a 1.5 per cent victory in 2013 elections, which the then opposition candidate also declared fraudulent.

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Sequels dominate the box office, as ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ earns $8.8M Friday

Film buffs on Friday secured back-to-back box office wins for the latest installment in the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise, with the second “Dune” film putting up a strong second-place showing. As it did last week, “Kung Fu Panda 4” land in the top spot, taking in $8.8 million in ticket receipts, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.. Domestically, the film’s made more than $86.5 million in its first two weeks in theaters. The Post said that Jack Black-helmed feature, “while nice enough, suggests that the smartest move would be to let the fuzzy guy retire to a calming bamboo forest rather than embark on yet another predictable adventure.” “Dune: Part Two” — director Denis Villeneuve’s epic sci-fi desert flick — managed to hold onto the #2 spot during its third week of release, taking in $8.15 million. “Arthur the King” on Friday sold more than $3 million in tickets, nabbing the No. 3 slot, and is anticipated to make another $4 million before Sunday’s over. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as a mountain climber who’s joined by a stray dog during a 435-mile trek through the Dominican Republic. “Imaginary,” a supernatural horror film about a possessed teddy bear, finished in fourth, generating $1.7 million in sales. Kristen Stewart’s bodybuilding romance “Love Lies Bleeding” followed in fifth, netting $1.1 million during its first day in wide distribution, after a limited release last week.

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New Hampshire diner fight leads to charges against former police officer, allegations of racism

The charges stem from a confrontation at a diner in Portsmouth on the night of Nov. 22, 2023, state police said. When Portsmouth Police officers arrived, they encountered several people, including Goodwin. They contacted state police after Goodwin was identified as a former Portsmouth Police officer, the release said. It did not provide any details about what exactly happened. The NH BIPoC (Black, indigenous, and people of color) Coalition said Friday that it viewed the incident “as an unprovoked, racist attack on a Black New Hampshire resident and by extension, as an attack on all people and communities of color.” “We are pleased that today’s arrest has dispelled any doubts that the delay in prosecution cast about the severity of attack,” the coalition said in a written statement. Goodwin told Seacoastonline that the victim pursued his sister-in-law “and I perceived him as a threat after he put his tray of food on the ground and got in her face.” “I pulled him away from her,” he said. “There was nothing more. The entire incident is on surveillance. After a four month long investigation I’m not being charged with anything race related.”

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Fulham 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Rodrigo Muniz scores twice to dent Spurs top-four hopes – BBC Sport

Tottenham missed the chance to move into the Premier League top four as Rodrigo Muniz scored two more goals to fire Fulham to an impressive victory at Craven Cottage. The striker slotted home in the first half after controlling Antonee Robinson’s cross and then reacted quickest to bundle in the loose ball at a second-half corner in a fully deserved win for the home side. Spurs, who would have gone above fourth-placed Aston Villa with victory, were surprisingly lacklustre from the outset. They would have gone behind early on if not for blocks by Radu Dragusin and Cristian Romero to deny Andreas Pereira, while Guglielmo Vicario also saved well from Lukic. James Maddison shot narrowly wide in the first half and Timo Werner failed to convert with the goal gaping in the second as Ange Postecoglou’s side failed to back up impressive wins over Crystal Palace and Villa in the previous two games. Villa will regain their five-point cushion on Sunday if they win at West Ham. Fulham, meanwhile, remain 12th but are themselves only five points adrift of the Hammers in seventh. Reaction from Craven CottageHow did you rate Fulham’s performance? Have your say hereWhat did you make of Spurs’ display? Send us your views here Sorry Spurs disappoint The rampant 4-0 win at Villa Park seemed to give Spurs all of the momentum in the race for the top four and a guaranteed place in the Champions League next season. For all of the good in that win, this performance was equally bad – Spurs failing to apply more pressure to Villa when given the luxury of playing a day earlier. The visitors started slowly and conceded a sloppy goal three minutes before half-time. Then, rather than grabbing the initiative after the break, they emerged in similarly timid fashion and Lukic converted within four minutes. Crucially, Postecoglou was missing centre-back Micky van de Ven because of injury. The last time he was ruled out Spurs embarked on a four-game winless run. In the Dutchman’s absence, January signing Dragusin was given a first start but the Romanian allowed Muniz to drift into too much space for the opener and was beaten to the bouncing ball for the third. Postecoglou made a triple change in the second half and his side briefly improved, only for Werner’s finishing touch to desert him after goals in his previous two games. That miss ensured failed to score in a Premier League game for the first time under the Australian manager. Next for them is a home game against Luton when they will look to make sure this can be put down as a bad day. Muniz does it again Muniz, 22, only scored twice on loan in the Championship at Middlesbrough last season. Two more goals here made him Fulham’s top scorer, despite not finding the net until the first week of February. They were two different strikes but both showed his poacher’s instinct as became the first Fulham player to score in four consecutive Premier League home matches. His run of form has come with a succession of starts after Raul Jimenez was injured. The Mexican is now fit again – he replaced Muniz in the second half after the match-winner took a knock in scrambling in the second – but faces a tough task to win back his place. Fulham had lost 14 of their past 16 Premier League games against Tottenham and were winless in their past nine. This victory could not have been more deserved. Lukic’s goal was also a fine move with Timothy Castagne charging forward from right-back to cross into the middle. The Serb’s finish was fortunate, the ball deflecting in off his knee, but he still rightly wheeled away in celebration. Join the BBC Sport WhatsApp channels

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Sunken 18th-century British warship identified off Florida Keys in Dry Tortugas National Park

Archaeologists have uncovered new research that provides definitive evidence that the remains of an 18th-century British warship are resting in the waters of South Florida. Although the discovery of the naval vessel HMS Tyger dates back to 1993 in Dry Tortugas National Park, it has now been positively identified, which provides additional protection under the Sunken Military Craft Act of 2004. According to international agreements, the British Government holds sovereign ownership of the remains of HMS Tyger and related artifacts. “This discovery highlights the importance of preservation in place as future generations of archeologists, armed with more advanced technologies and research tools, are able to reexamine sites and make new discoveries,” said Josh Marano, the maritime archeologist who led the team that made the discovery. According to the National Park Service, HMS Tyger, which was built in 1647, ran aground on the reefs of the Dry Tortugas in 1742 while on patrol in the War of Jenkins Ear between Britain and Spain. In 2021, archeologists from Dry Tortugas National Park, the Submerged Resources Center and the Southeast Archeological Center surveyed the site using leads from historical research. They discovered five cannons approximately 500 yards from the main wreck site. Buried in the margins of the old logbooks was a reference that described how the crew “lightened her forward” after initially running aground, briefly refloating the vessel and then sinking in shallow water, the NPS said. After analyzing their size, features, and location, it was determined that the guns found were British six and nine-pound cannons thrown overboard when HMS Tyger initially ran aground, researchers noted. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology recently published the findings which ultimately led archaeologists to argue convincingly that the wreck discovered in 1993 was the remains of HMS Tyger. “Archeological finds are exciting, but connecting those finds to the historical record helps us tell the stories of the people that came before us and the events they experienced,” Park Manager James Crutchfield said. “This particular story is one of perseverance and survival. National parks help to protect these untold stories as they come to light.” A similar warship, HMS Fowey, was lost in what is now Biscayne National Park in 1748, the NPS said. Currently, it is being managed between the U.S. and the British Royal Navy. History of HMS Tyger and Dry Tortugas National Park About 300 crew members were stranded on Garden Key for 66 days after the wreck of HMS Tyger, the NPS said. They are responsible for building the first fortifications on the island more than 100 years before Fort Jefferson, which is the park’s main cultural resource. According to the NPS, the crew battled extreme heat, mosquitoes and thirst while constructing vessels from the wreckage of HMS Tyger and made several attempts to seek help. After an unsuccessful attack on a Spanish ship, the surviving crew burned the remaining parts of HMS Tyger to prevent its weapons from falling into enemy hands. They then used their makeshift vessels to travel 700 miles to Port Royal, Jamaica. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Fort Jefferson National Monument under the Antiquities Act to preserve the Dry Tortugas Islands and Fort Jefferson, the NPS notes. Congress expanded the monument in 1983 and re-designated it Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992, “In order to preserve and protect for the education, inspiration, and enjoyment of present and future generations nationally significant natural, historic, scenic, marine, and scientific values in South Florida.”

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Woman, 31, killed after being chased by bear through mountains on walk with pal

A woman has died after being chased by a marauding bear in Slovakia. She was walking with a male companion in the mountains when the animal reportedly set upon them. The body of the 31-year-old, from Belarus, was discovered by the Slovak Mountain Rescue Service on Friday. The bear was still nearby and scared away by warning shots from a gun. It remains unclear exactly how the woman died – whether she fell to her death or was killed by the bear, say the BBC. Local police are investigating the circumstances. A government minister said if the bear was responsible the authorities would make the information public. According to the male companion, the pair were walking in the Low Tatras mountains on Friday evening when the bear chased them. They fled in different directions into the thick forest and steep ravines. It is not the only reported bear attack in recent years. A fatal incident was recorded in 2021 – the first in Slovakia for a century. Bears are widespread across the Carpathian mountain range which stretches from Romania through Ukraine to Slovakia and Poland. The population is stable at around 1,275 but some in the new populist Slovakian government say EU laws for wolves and bears are granting them too much protection. The Environment Ministry is planning to present a proposal at the next EU Council to reclassify bears on the protected species list. It says they are no longer endangered and can be selectively culled. Although attacks by bears on humans are rare their behaviour is unpredictable. Dangerous situations happen when bears perceive a threat to offspring or are desperately hungry. Recent incidents have included a brutal mauling in Russia which left the two men with serious head and arm injuries. Terrifying footage capturing the moment. In October of last year it was reported that a man survived having his jaw bitten off by a grizzly bear in the US. Timothy Treadwell, aka The Grizzly Man – was mauled to death by a grizzly bear he had tried to befriend before the animal turned on his girlfriend.

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Romance collapses for Love Island couple just months after they won spin-off show

Love Island stars Jack Fowler and Justine Joy Ndiba have called time on their romance just months after winning a spin-off of the show. The pair were contestants on Love Island: Games – which brought contestants from international versions of the franchise to compete together in an all star version of the show. Fans of Love Island in the UK will recall that 28-year-old Jack was a contestant during season four of the show back in 2018 where he coupled with 29-year-old Laura Crane – only for their romance to collapse two months after they were dumped from the villa. Fans of the American version of Love Island will remember 30-year-old Justine from the second season of the show – which she won alongside Caleb Corprew, but they broke up four months after the show completed. Last year, Jack and Justine seemingly fell for each other on Love Island: Games and won the show. They scooped a cash prize of $100,000 (£78,000) which they opted to split evenly between them. Now, less than four months after the spin-off show ended at the end of November, the couple have confirmed that the romance has run its course. The pair say they will continue to be friends and are sad they couldn’t make the relationship – which had the Atlantic Ocean between it – work. Taking to Instagram Stories on Saturday, Jack broke the devastating news. He typed: “BIG love to everyone who supported me and Justine in Love Island Games. Winning together was actually mental. Feels like ages ago now lol but just wanted to say we are keeping it as friends. It’s all love and vibes between us.” He added red heart emojis for good measure. Justine, meanwhile, didn’t acknowledge the split on her own feed. Fans of the couple might not be too shocked to see the romance didn’t work. After winning the Games show, they hinted the distance between them could torpedo their love – but said they would give it a good shot. Justine said at the time: “I feel like we live so far away from each other, so right now we’re just 100 per cent doing our best.” And Jack added: “It’s hard because I’ve obviously got work in London. That’s where my family is and all the rest of it. And obviously, Justine is here. So there’s a big bit of water in between us. But we talk every day when we’re apart, like on Facetime. “But I get to talk to Justine about it and I know some parts of the show were quite difficult for us both, so I think we’ve just tried our best to be there for each other more than anything. But no, we’re trying our damn best. We are literally taking it day by day and enjoying each other’s time.” Follow Mirror Celebs on TikTok , Snapchat , Instagram , Twitter , Facebook , YouTube and Threads.

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