Author : Adepu Mahender


Warangal FM radio station brings back yesteryears spice

Warangal FM radio station brings back yesteryears spice

Feb 18,2017 , 12:14 AM IST | Hans
Surviving and staying ahead is not all that easy in the predominantly entertainment-oriented and the highly competitive FM world that spread across a narrow band of spectrum from 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz.
Hopes high on Devadula redesigning

Hopes high on Devadula redesigning

Feb 14,2017 , 03:35 AM IST | Telangana
After more than 13 years and gobbling up nearly Rs 10,000 crore, JCR Devadula Lift Irrigation Scheme aimed at irrigating 6.21 lakh acres is set to take a new shape with the state government resolved to construct a barrage across the Godavari river near Tupakulagudem scrapping the proposed Kantanapalli barrage.
Telangana turns blind eye to historical sites

Telangana turns blind eye to historical sites

Feb 13,2017 , 12:44 AM IST | Hans
With the Archaeological department turning a blind eye to several historical structures that have withstood the vagaries of time, many a sculpture of Kakatiya dynasty in the region are either disappearing into oblivion or desecrated by the miscreants in search of hidden treasure.
Sluggish demand dashes farmers hopes

Sluggish demand dashes farmers hopes

Feb 10,2017 , 04:31 AM IST | Telangana
Red chilli farmers, who enjoyed exceptional demand for their produce around this time last year, have found themselves in a tight spot these days with the price plummeting to a new low. 
GWMC sets June 2 target for Open Defecation Free

GWMC sets June 2 target for Open Defecation Free

Feb 08,2017 , 11:24 PM IST | Hans
The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) has set itself a huge target of making the city an Open Defecation-Free (ODF) by June 2, the Telangana State Formation Day.
Row over Leather Park in Station Ghanpur

Row over Leather Park in Station Ghanpur

Feb 07,2017 , 10:44 PM IST | Hans
The proposed Mega Leather Park in Station Ghanpur (Jangaon district) has kicked up a row with some leaders of the Opposition parties, especially the BJP, and the dalit organisations in Karimnagar district raising a hue and cry over the TRS government for dumping the long-pending demand of the locals.
Windfall for oil palm farmers in Telangana

Windfall for oil palm farmers in Telangana

Feb 07,2017 , 12:28 AM IST | Hans
The oil palm farmers, who seriously contemplated shifting their focus on coconut farming one-and-a-half-year ago due to not too impressive support price for their produce and inadequate crushing facilities in the region, are on cloud nine with the price hitting a new peak this month. 
Mega tourism plan on the anvil

Mega tourism plan on the anvil

Feb 06,2017 , 02:32 AM IST | Nizamabad Tab
Karimnagar: Elgandal Fort has a rich past behind it till the seat of power shifted to Karimnagar in 1905. As time moved on, the fort, power centre to many a dynasty, lost its sheen, so was the village.
Wear Handlooms gets massive support

Wear Handlooms gets massive support

Feb 05,2017 , 03:54 AM IST | Telangana
Wear Handlooms’, the trending hashtag is here to stay. Thanks to the huge support pouring in from all quarters to keep the sinking handloom industry afloat. It may be noted here that rattled by a spate of handloom workers’ suicides in Sircilla, KTR took up a massive campaign to patronage handloom clothes so that the livelihood of the weavers will be improved.
Strides towards Child Labour-Free Zone: Warangal Urban

Strides towards Child Labour-Free Zone: Warangal Urban

Feb 03,2017 , 12:40 AM IST | Hans
The Warangal Urban district will soon be transformed into a ‘Child Labour Free Zone’. Taking up the massive challenge, the district administration has decided to crack the whip on those employing children below the age of 14 years.
Lack of funds, groupism scuttle growth

Lack of funds, groupism scuttle growth

Feb 01,2017 , 11:52 PM IST | Hans
At last, the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) to hold its second Council meet on Thursday. Denizens, who expected all round development especially after the GWMC got its elected body in place last year after a gap of six years, still find that development is a far cry.
Irrigation top priority: KCR

Irrigation top priority: KCR

Feb 01,2017 , 03:20 AM IST | Telangana
Launching a broadside against the Opposition, especially the Congress, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday equated the disruption of irrigation projects to the ‘cover fire’ in a bid to hide their lacklustre ruling in last 58 years.
KCR tears into Opposition

KCR tears into Opposition

Jan 31,2017 , 11:26 PM IST | Hans
Launching a broadside against the Opposition, especially the Congress, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday equated the disruption of irrigation projects to the ‘cover fire’ in a bid to hide their lacklustre ruling in last 58 years.
Khammam erupts in joy

Khammam erupts in joy

Jan 31,2017 , 03:24 AM IST | Telangana
Khammam is in a celebratory mood for two reasons. Firstly, for getting the coveted Padma Shri award to one of its son Vanajeevi Ramaiah, and secondly for completing the Bhakta Ramadasu Lift Irrigation Scheme (BRLIS) in record time; one year.
Future looks bleak for Sirpur Paper Mills

Future looks bleak for Sirpur Paper Mills

Jan 31,2017 , 01:56 AM IST | Hans
The revival hope of Sirpur Paper Mills (SPM) is all but over, it seems, as the banker put it up for sale to recover its dues. Around this time last year, the news of ITC paper division’s interest in acquiring the SPM raised hopes of the 3,000-odd employees of the mill. But it remained like an illusion.
Ramappa temple goes digital

Ramappa temple goes digital

Jan 28,2017 , 12:52 AM IST | Hans
Taking the ‘Go Cahsless’ initiative to almighty as part of the Central and State Governments’ push for a cashless economy, the Jayashankar-Bhupalpally district administration has installed 21 Point of Sale (PoS) swiping machines in Palampet village under Venkatapur mandal including the 800-year-old Ramappa temple, an engineering marvel of the Kakatiya dynasty, for the convenience of the devotees a
A promise yet to get off the blocks

A promise yet to get off the blocks

Jan 27,2017 , 01:33 AM IST | Hans
It’s been around eight months since the State government has announced Rs 25 crore for the development of Kaleshwara Mukteeshwara Swamy temple, on the lines of Yadadri, however, the proposals yet to get off the blocks.
Finally, Elgandal fort to portray its glory

Finally, Elgandal fort to portray its glory

Jan 25,2017 , 01:42 AM IST | Hans
The Elgandal Fort located on the banks of Manair river which hitherto remained in a state of utter neglect despite its serenity and elegance will come alive from Wednesday with the introduction of ‘sound and lights’ show. 
Karimnagar girl likely to meet Modi

Karimnagar girl likely to meet Modi

Jan 24,2017 , 03:29 AM IST | Telangana
Karimnagar girl’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi explaining her goal in life and the distractions a teenager like her could face in its pursuit has been selected as the best from Telangana.
Global IT firm starts ops in Warangal

Global IT firm starts ops in Warangal

Jan 23,2017 , 04:40 AM IST | Telangana
What is termed as a first major stride towards the state government’s ambitious plans to turn Warangal as IT destination next after Hyderabad, the Cyient, a global engineering and digital solutions provider, has commenced its operations on Sunday.
Warangal Police Commissioner gifts helmets to cops

Warangal Police Commissioner gifts helmets to cops

Jan 20,2017 , 02:59 AM IST | Hans
Why don’t cops sport helmets while riding two-wheelers? Are their skulls crack proof? This is one of the frequently levelled rather grumbled charges against the police. 
Women-run co-operative dairy aims to achieve big

Women-run co-operative dairy aims to achieve big

Jan 20,2017 , 01:07 AM IST | Hans
Fetch your milk packets and other dairy products while refuelling your vehicle. Yes. The women-run Mulukanoor co-operative dairy (Swakrushi Milk) that tasted a stupendous success in its decade-and-a-half journey is all set to open its parlours in HPCL petrol bunks next week.
Flying start to international Kite festival

Flying start to international Kite festival

Jan 18,2017 , 02:59 AM IST | Telangana
Notwithstanding netizens’ increasingly addictive and immersive experiences with multiple smart devices over the years, there is still undying passion for kite flying.
Support for the 14-yr-old sole breadwinner

Support for the 14-yr-old sole breadwinner

Jan 16,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Telangana
On her tender shoulders lies the burden of survival of her family. Yet the 14-year-old showed gutsy determination in bearing the brunt of life to scrape a living by fighting against all odds.
Doubts linger over cost of Bhakta Ramadasu project

Doubts linger over cost of Bhakta Ramadasu project

Jan 14,2017 , 03:01 AM IST | Telangana
Even as the Irrigation Department is racing against the time to commission the Bhakta Ramadasu Lift Irrigation Project (BRLIP) next week, doubts linger over the cost of the project and inordinate delay in its commissioning.  
Giving new lease of life to jail inmates

Giving new lease of life to jail inmates

Jan 11,2017 , 11:30 PM IST | Hans
In order to make 130 prisoners in Khammam prison ready for employment, after serving their term, the jail authorities are providing higher education through distance mode, besides encouraging them to take up vocational courses and skill development programmes.
Rudrama’s sculpture to add colour to fest

Rudrama’s sculpture to add colour to fest

Jan 11,2017 , 04:49 AM IST | Telangana
Even as the Archaeological Department is trying to fix the bits and pieces of recently found ruins at Ainavolu, 
Cops to spring a surprise on elderly

Cops to spring a surprise on elderly

Jan 10,2017 , 03:40 AM IST | Hans
In fact, the programme was aimed at looking after the families of senior citizens, whose children were away due to compulsions of professions. As part of the programme, the police have been calling on these elderly denizens twice or thrice a month and enquiring about their health and other issues if they have any. This apart, the police also procured the information of the workers and housemaids e
Kids to learn hygiene through fun and play kits

Kids to learn hygiene through fun and play kits

Jan 07,2017 , 02:41 AM IST | Telangana
In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Telangana, ‘Fun and Play’, the way of inculcating hygiene behaviour among children, is here to be implemented in primary schools spread across Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) area.
Dashboard monitoring to keep officials on toes

Dashboard monitoring to keep officials on toes

Jan 05,2017 , 02:15 AM IST | Hans
This allows the administration to know the performance of each district and take definitive measures to speed up the development and welfare schemes.On the lines of the Chief Minister Office Real-time Executive (CORE) Dashboard, which is to be unveiled soon, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has also planned DDMS for each district. The application will have 70 indicators falling under 17 departme