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Cinematographer MJ Radhakrishnan dies of heart attack

Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 12 (UNI) Acclaimed cinematographer MJ Radhakrishnan died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital here on Friday.
He was 61. He is survived by his wife Sreelatha, son Yadu and daughter Neeraja.
MJ Radhakrishnan who was working mainly in Malayalam films had won Kerala State Award for Best Cinematography 7 times. Earlier he worked as a still photographer and then as an associate to renowned cinematographer turned director Shaji N. Karun.
His important works include Deshadanam, Karunam and Naalu Pennungal. His films have been screened at several prominent film festivals around the world including Cannes, Toronto, Chicago, Rhode Island and Rotterdam.
One of his works, Marana Simhasanam (Throne of Death) won Golden Camera Award in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
He has worked for over 75 feature films and several documentaries and has worked with some of the prominent Indian film makers including Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Murali Nair, Shaji N Karun, TV Chandran, Dr Biju, Jayaraj and Renjith.
He mostly works on arthouse films and is known for his natural lighting styles. In a career spanning more than two decades, he has worked with a number of young film makers, mostly in their maiden ventures.
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Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) With four successful film releases in Marathi, Gujarati and English, the Mumbai- based production house Aurous Avatar Entertainment which is now focusing on Tollywood, here on Thursday joined hands with the Southern Entertainment Silly Monks entertainment to produce films in different languages across the country.

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T-govt and WEF center sign agreement on drone deliveries

18 Jul 2019 | 11:14 PM

Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) The Government of Telangana, World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network and Health Net Global have signed a collaboration agreement for an innovative drone-delivery project called “Medicine from the Sky”, WEF said in a statement here on Thursday.

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Central Zone Task for bust fraudster racket, held three

18 Jul 2019 | 10:55 PM

Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) The Central Zone Task Force team has busted a fraudsters racket by arresting three persons, who were posing themselves as film producers and cheated one old lady, here on Thursday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Commissioner’s Task Force) P Radha Kishan Rao said in an official statement.

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First contingent of 423 Haj pilgrims from Telangana left for Madina

18 Jul 2019 | 10:37 PM

Hyderabad, July 18 (UNI) State Home Minister Md Mahmood Ali on Thursday inaugurated the Haj Camp at Haj House Nampally here.

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Prove majority by July 19, K'taka Guv directs CM

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18 Jul 2019 | 10:34 PM

Bengaluru, Jul 18 (UNI) Amid heated debate over the resignation of 15 MLAs of the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition government, triggering a crisis in the ruling in Karnataka, Governor Vajubhai R Vala asked Chief Minster HD Kumaraswamy to prove his majority, before 1330 hrs on Friday.

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