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Battle lines drawn for Singareni polls

Battle lines drawn for Singareni polls

Sep 22,2017 , 01:08 AM IST | Telangana
Even as the battle lines are drawn and the coal fields are abuzz with hectic electioneering that likely to see a few pyrotechnics ahead of October 5 polling that decides Kaun Banega Coal Belt Raja being fought by the recognised trade unions of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), it’s apparent that the TS Representative in New Delhi S Venugopala Chary, who is also the president of the
Historic stepwell reclaiming its glory

Historic stepwell reclaiming its glory

Sep 19,2017 , 02:39 AM IST | Telangana
A lot has been written about the Kakatiya dynasty that evolved and flourished between AD 1083 and 1323, but the imprints left by it in the form of temples and structures are yet to be explored fully. The historic stepwell, one of the architectural marvels of the Kakatiya era, believed to be the swimming pool of Rani Rudrama Devi, is one of the most overlooked landmarks.
Foresters swoop down on Gothi Koyas

Foresters swoop down on Gothi Koyas

Sep 17,2017 , 03:06 AM IST | Telangana
Little the hapless Gothi Koyas can do when 100-odd forest personnel swoop down on their hamlet that has around 30 huts in the thickets of Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, 220 km from Hyderabad. Jalagalancha is one among those 40-odd habitations housing Gothi Koyas migrated from strife-torn districts of Chhattisgarh, the hotbed of Left Wing Extremism (LWE).
Revanth ready for Nalgonda bypoll

Revanth ready for Nalgonda bypoll

Sep 16,2017 , 03:58 AM IST | Telangana
Amid widespread speculation that Nalgonda Member of Parliament Gutha Sukender Reddy is likely to vacate his seat to take the reins of the State Farmers Coordination Council, the Telugu Desam-TS working president A Revanth Reddy has made no bones about contesting the bypoll, if at all such a situation arises.
Molangur Fort in a state of neglect

Molangur Fort in a state of neglect

Sep 10,2017 , 04:36 AM IST | Telangana
Long-neglected Molangur Fort of Kakatiya era is in shambles with the government turning a blind eye towards development of the fort, despite the tourism potential the place has. Located 30 km east of district headquarters, on the Karimnagar-Warangal highway, the fort built on a hillock was used as a stopover for the kings during their expeditions.
Hike in pay: Priests threaten agitation

Hike in pay: Priests threaten agitation

Sep 07,2017 , 03:16 AM IST | Telangana
It always appeared like that the priests in Telangana State have nearly achieved their long-pending demand for payment of salaries through the State treasury. But so much so it remained an elusive dream for the last three years. And what is holding up the government that vowed several times to fulfil the demand of the Archakas is baffling.
Citizenship row Chennamaneni to fight it out

Citizenship row Chennamaneni to fight it out

Sep 06,2017 , 02:20 AM IST | Telangana
In what is termed as a major setback to TRS Vemulawada legislator Chennamaneni Ramesh Babu, the Union Home Ministry on Tuesday clarified that he could not be treated as an Indian citizen. The development comes in the wake of SC directions to the Centre.
Telangana keeps a tab on LWE

Telangana keeps a tab on LWE

Sep 05,2017 , 12:39 AM IST | Telangana
At the height of separate statehood movement, a section of people, including the intelligence wing, raised a skeptical eye that Telangana would become a haven for the left-wing extremism (LWE) if the state is bifurcated.
Pandavulagutta comes to life with rock climbers

Pandavulagutta comes to life with rock climbers

Sep 03,2017 , 03:36 AM IST | Telangana
Pandavulagutta, the hillock that boasts engrossing rock paintings of pre-historic age to medieval times came to life on Saturday, thanks to the district administration that finally got its act right by organising rock climbing fiesta to promote tourism in the region.
Son of soil who made Telangana proud

Son of soil who made Telangana proud

Sep 01,2017 , 12:36 AM IST | Commoner
Back in the late sixties, Bahunoothula Ramesh Kumar was the boy next door for old-timers and his coevals in Huzurabad, his native town, where he was quite often seen hitting the cricket ball a fair distance with great aplomb.  
Nizam’s Anjuman Bank turns 100 years

Nizam’s Anjuman Bank turns 100 years

Aug 29,2017 , 03:02 AM IST | Telangana
The proud and historic building which once housed the Nizam government-run Anjuman Bank that turned 100 years recently is a symbol of its past glory and controversy-ridden present.
Amrapali-Ganesha idol goes viral

Amrapali-Ganesha idol goes viral

Aug 27,2017 , 03:00 AM IST | Telangana
Notwithstanding the fact that incarnating film stars and politicos as Gods or Goddesses is no new phenomenon in this country, idolising a bureaucrat is something that rarely heard of. Amid a collection of Ganesha idols of all hues, styles and sizes portraying the filmy themes such as Baahubali-2 that flooded the market, the one that depicted Warangal Urban Collector Amrapali Kata cuddling Bala Gan
Warangal dhurries facing a slow death

Warangal dhurries facing a slow death

Aug 25,2017 , 02:10 AM IST | Telangana
Warangal dhurries that once adorned the billets of the Indian Army and shined in the global markets face a waning demand. Thanks to the imitation dhurries which cost much cheaper than the thick flat-woven carpets made in Warangal that made the life miserable for the thousands of artisans in the region.
Warangal Smart City tag

Warangal Smart City tag

Aug 21,2017 , 11:26 PM IST | Hans
A couple of years ago Warangal was in serious pursuit of achieving Smart City tag. And finally, the dream came true in 2016 summer, when Warangal made it to the cut in the second list of Smart Cities, a flagship programme of the Central government envisioned to recast country’s urban landscape.
Warangal awaits its next flight

Warangal awaits its next flight

Aug 17,2017 , 11:04 PM IST | Hans
Since that 20-seater Vayudoot flight took off from Mamnoor Airport sometime in February 1987, the only doubt lingering in the minds of people in Warangal was when the next flight would come from.
A day after receiving TEX award, Yogita shown the door

A day after receiving TEX award, Yogita shown the door

Aug 17,2017 , 03:49 AM IST | Telangana
A day after she received Telangana Excellence (TEX) Award, Nizamabad Collector Yogita Rana has been dislodged from her position and posted as the Collector of Hyderabad. Rana’s transfer has been on the cards for some time as her stay in the district has reportedly become an eyesore to many people’s representatives for obvious reasons.
Focus on augmenting fish production

Focus on augmenting fish production

Aug 17,2017 , 02:29 AM IST | Telangana
Despite having a massive domestic market, the availability of snakehead fish, a non-vegetarian’s delight, witnessing a significant downward trend over the years. This freshwater fish is also known as murrel, koramenu, korramatta, bomme, etc.
A foreigner’s tryst with Deccan culture

A foreigner’s tryst with Deccan culture

Aug 16,2017 , 02:04 AM IST | Telangana
Constructing the remnants of Kakatiya sculpture and architectural property strewn all over Warangal Fort to their original position is no less intriguing than that of fiction novels The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons etc. written by American author Dan Brown. Professor Phillip B. Wagoner is what Robert Langdon, a fictional character of these novels, is to Dan Brown’s series of books that figure
What went wrong in the dossier

What went wrong in the dossier

Aug 15,2017 , 02:01 AM IST | Telangana
It’s time to resurrect that what went wrong in the dossier submitted for the UNESCO World Heritage status which would give international branding for the 800-year-old engineering marvel of the Kakatiya dynasty Ramappa temple.
Nainpaka Bakasura temple in shambles

Nainpaka Bakasura temple in shambles

Aug 14,2017 , 05:47 AM IST | Telangana
Nainpaka temple, around 60 km north of Warangal, unique in style and touted as the one and only in southern India is in a state of shambles. This lesser-known rock-cut temple, a prototype of Sarvatobhadra architecture, which has four deities carved out on a protruded boulder, is a revelation of sorts.
Warangal becomes diabetes HQ

Warangal becomes diabetes HQ

Aug 12,2017 , 01:37 AM IST | Telangana
Stress and sedentary lifestyle coupled with unhealthy food habits seem to have cast their shadow on people, especially men, in erstwhile Warangal district as they fall prey to diabetes in huge numbers. The prevalence of this lifestyle malady is higher than the State’s average by a whopping 1.4 per cent, Union Health Ministry data shows.
Godavari to flow backwards to make Telangana fertile

Godavari to flow backwards to make Telangana fertile

Aug 10,2017 , 02:56 AM IST | Telangana
A powerful earthquake once caused the River Mississippi to flow backwards. River Godavari now stands to repeat a sort of such a feat, albeit manmade, if all goes according to the plan of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
Misuse of sheep scheme to fore

Misuse of sheep scheme to fore

Aug 08,2017 , 04:47 AM IST | Telangana
Barely a couple of months into the implementation of Sheep Rearing Scheme (SRS), aimed at transforming livestock economy and allied traditional occupations in the State, incidents of misuse of the scheme by the beneficiaries have become a cause of concern for the administration.
Nagarjunasagar dam: 50 not out

Nagarjunasagar dam: 50 not out

Aug 03,2017 , 10:59 PM IST | Hans
Water level in the Nagarjunasagar dam built across Krishna River may have hit dead storage level this year, but it was on this day five decades ago the project started to drench the parched lands turning the arid zone districts of Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nalgonda and Khammam into rice granaries.
So close, yet so far away: Synthetic track for Warangal

So close, yet so far away: Synthetic track for Warangal

Aug 03,2017 , 12:18 AM IST | Hans
There seems to be no end to the woes of local athletes, who have been dreaming at a synthetic track at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JNS) ground for over a decade. 
Ganja from Odisha to Mumbai via Telangana

Ganja from Odisha to Mumbai via Telangana

Aug 02,2017 , 12:39 AM IST | Hans
Konark Express, one of the oldest trains connecting major cities in the eastern part of the country with Mumbai, has become a sort of deus ex machina for ganja smuggling. The recent raids by the Railway police in Vijayawada, Khammam, Mahabubabad and Warangal section exposed that ganja smuggling is rampant through trains, especially Konark Express.
Get ready for Eturunagaram jungle safari fiesta

Get ready for Eturunagaram jungle safari fiesta

Aug 01,2017 , 05:16 AM IST | Telangana
An exhilarating drive through Eturunagaram forests will never be complete without soaking in the eco-acoustics of the wildlife sanctuary here. Adding more to bolster the tourism in the region was ‘Jungle Safari’ which is ready to take off in the wilds of Eturunagaram very shortly. 
Playing kabaddi off the field

Playing kabaddi off the field

Jul 31,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Hans
The Season 5 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) that got off to a rousing start a couple of days ago may not have a single player representing the two Telugu-speaking States – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana where kabaddi is official sport – but has former national player Madhavi Bandari of Hyderabad, however, playing off the field unfolding the high-voltage action in the arena through her running commentary.
Sex determination rampant in Karimnagar district

Sex determination rampant in Karimnagar district

Jul 30,2017 , 04:30 AM IST | Telangana
Karimnagar district, which continues to hold the dubious distinction of topping the country in the number of women delivering through ceasarean section (C-section), has also become a hub for pre-natal sex-determination tests leading to rampant sex selective abortions.
Telangana fails to script reel success

Telangana fails to script reel success

Jul 29,2017 , 03:39 AM IST | Telangana
Despite having a huge potential to emerge as a major hotspot for movie shoots, the erstwhile district of Warangal hasn’t witnessed a commensurate transformation as one would have anticipated, especially against the backdrop that films such as Prabhas-starrer Varsham in 2004 witnessed a stupendous box office success.