Author : Adepu Mahender


Seed bombing to raise green cover

Seed bombing to raise green cover

May 19,2017 , 12:04 AM IST | Hans
Seed bombs to get explode soon across the barren and hilly areas. Nothing to worry as these bombs are not explosives but organic seed balls aimed at increasing the green cover. Seed bombing is a technique of planting trees by embedding organic seed balls in the ground.
Great place with a lot to explore Jainism in Telangana

Great place with a lot to explore Jainism in Telangana

May 12,2017 , 11:36 PM IST | Hans
With the archaeological evidences suggesting that Jainism has once prospered ebulliently in Hanamkonda and had an extended run even during the times of Kakatiya dynasty, the State government has plans to promote tourism in addition to the ongoing developmental activity. 
Chilli farmers handcuffed

Chilli farmers handcuffed

May 12,2017 , 02:54 AM IST | Telangana
In what is termed as a heinous act, the chilli farmers, who were arrested in connection with the ransacking of Khammam agriculture market yard, brought handcuffed to the district court here on Thursday.
Finally, KUDA makes a move

Finally, KUDA makes a move

May 11,2017 , 12:18 AM IST | Hans
The Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA), which has been sitting on 30,000-odd applications of layout regularisation scheme (LRS) for about a decade now, finally made a move to clear them on Wednesday.
Girl on mega marathon for Swachh Telangana

Girl on mega marathon for Swachh Telangana

May 10,2017 , 10:51 PM IST | Hans
Nikhita Yadav is barely 16 years old and has just completed Intermediate first year. Before her academic session commences next month, she has a task at hand – 2,000-kilometer marathon covering 31 districts campaigning for Swachh Telangana. This, she believe a prelude to her life ambition of climbing the Mt Everest.
Thousands of  powerlooms fall silent in Sircilla

Thousands of powerlooms fall silent in Sircilla

May 08,2017 , 10:34 PM IST | Hans
With the managements making mockery of wage settlement for the last two years, nearly 30,000 powerlooms that produce polyester cloth in Sircilla fell silent with the workers resorting to an indefinite strike from Monday. 
Hate audio clip sparks tension in Utnoor

Hate audio clip sparks tension in Utnoor

May 08,2017 , 05:49 AM IST | Telangana
An audio clip allegedly posted by a youth on an instant messaging platform denigrating particular community triggered violence in Utnoor on Sunday. A few policemen including Adilabad Superintendent of Police M Srinivas sustained minor injuries when the irate mobs pelted stones against them.
Telangana to promote Jagtial mangoes

Telangana to promote Jagtial mangoes

May 05,2017 , 04:02 AM IST | Telangana
Jagtial mangoes, the most sought-after elsewhere in north side including the national capital Delhi, finally to storm into the local market in Telangana. Travesty is such that although Jagtial mangoes are hugely popular in at least nine north Indian States, the king of fruit failed to get recognition in its own land due to lack of exposure and marketing.
Enumamula sitting on powder keg

Enumamula sitting on powder keg

May 03,2017 , 02:03 AM IST | Telangana
Enumamula, the largest chilli market yard in Telangana, appeared to be sitting on a powder keg, and is filled with aggression much more potent than gun powder when it reopened after a six-day layoff on Tuesday. The chilli growers who find themselves with their backs against the wall this season due to steep fall in prices fuelled further by the new restrictions imposed by the authorities.
Hopeless chilli farmers return home in tears

Hopeless chilli farmers return home in tears

May 02,2017 , 03:37 AM IST | Telangana
Notwithstanding the continuing uproar over the sharp decline in chilli prices for the last few days, the situation remained grim at the Khammam market yard and, in fact, the price fell further much to the chagrins of the farmers, this despite all the major political parties’ protests.
Khammam on the boil

Khammam on the boil

Apr 30,2017 , 03:35 AM IST | Telangana
A day after chilli growers ransacked the furniture at Khammam Agriculture Market Yard, venting their ire over sharp decline in prices to their produce, now it is the time for politics to take centre stage with the ruling and the Opposition party leaders trading charges against each other.
Finally, Pothana project may take off

Finally, Pothana project may take off

Apr 29,2017 , 01:52 AM IST | Hans
Finally, a dream that never translated into reality is here to happen.  The tourism development project at Bammera, a tiny village 120 kms northeast of State capital Hyderabad, where Pothanamatya translated Sanskrit epic Srimad Bhagavatham into Telugu, which has been gathering dust for the last few years is back in reckoning. Thanks to the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who announced Rs 40 cr
For KCR, farmers first

For KCR, farmers first

Apr 28,2017 , 03:29 AM IST | Telangana
Equating the Congress leaders with Shikhandi, TRS chief and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said that his government would take the agriculture next level from where farmers in the State would call the shots.
Warangal, the lucky charm of KCR

Warangal, the lucky charm of KCR

Apr 26,2017 , 11:14 PM IST | Hans
Warangal, the epicenter for Telangana Movement didn’t slip into oblivion after the hard fought battle of many decades culminated on a happy note. In fact, it has become the care of address for the TRS party’s success. Warangal is also believed to be TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao’s lucky charm as the region never faltered his trust. 
Warangal Cops ready for high-decibel TRS public meeting

Warangal Cops ready for high-decibel TRS public meeting

Apr 26,2017 , 01:13 AM IST | Hans
Gearing up to host the high-decibel TRS public meeting on April 27, Warangal will turn into a virtual fortress as over 6,000 police personnel will be part of security cordon.
Mounted police to trot Warangal roads soon

Mounted police to trot Warangal roads soon

Apr 21,2017 , 11:05 PM IST | Hans
The clip-clop of hooves to greet the denizens soon with the horse-mounted policemen patrolling the streets of Warangal, the capital of Kakatiya Dynasty that once boasted a huge cavalry.
So close, yet so far: Palemvagu Project

So close, yet so far: Palemvagu Project

Apr 18,2017 , 03:44 AM IST | Telangana
There seems to be no end to the hiccups in the construction of Palemvagu Medium Irrigation Project that got underway dozen years ago. The twice washed away project has always appeared so close yet remained an elusive dream for the local farmers. 
Painters with their backs against the wall

Painters with their backs against the wall

Apr 15,2017 , 02:29 AM IST | Telangana
Gone are the days when painting brushes that used to dangle and dance artistically in the hands of artists, who used to make a living by painting banners, hoardings and name boards. The advent of digital printing not only hit the livelihood of the artists hard but also pushed the painting a vanishing art form.
Simian God set to take vows today

Simian God set to take vows today

Apr 10,2017 , 11:28 PM IST | Hans
Ever heard of wedding of Lord Hanuman, who sworn to remain a 'naishtika brahmachari' (strict bachelor)? Here we have a more than 100-year-old Bhaktanjaneya Swamy temple at Mallakkapet village that has been famous for conducting Lord’s celestial wedding.
Power Tex, a ray of hope for waning handloom industry

Power Tex, a ray of hope for waning handloom industry

Apr 09,2017 , 03:30 AM IST | Telangana
The Power Tex India, a comprehensive scheme of the Central government for powerloom sector development, could well be a ray of hope for those depended on volatile handloom industry in Sircilla.
The magic of radio is still in the AIR

The magic of radio is still in the AIR

Apr 05,2017 , 03:14 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The advent of live telecast may have taken the shine off the radio but one thing that didn’t alter for over five decades was the magic of the running commentary of Sita Rama Kalyanam broadcast by the All India Radio (AIR) from Bhadrachalam. 
Finally, Ellandakunta temple in limelight

Finally, Ellandakunta temple in limelight

Apr 04,2017 , 12:13 AM IST | Hans
With Bhadrachalam being the focal point for Lord Rama’s celestial wedding, the other ancient temple at Ellandakunta in Karimnagar district, despite its historical significance, has always got a raw deal by the successive governments.
Steep price fall forces ryots to burn chilli crop

Steep price fall forces ryots to burn chilli crop

Mar 31,2017 , 03:29 AM IST | Telangana
It’s going from bad to worse for farmers in the State with the chilli prices plunging to new low compelling farmers to burn their harvest.
A dream, so close yet so far: Dalitulaku Bhupampini

A dream, so close yet so far: Dalitulaku Bhupampini

Mar 25,2017 , 03:09 AM IST | Telangana
Owning a piece of farmland was her dream. And from nowhere her ambition appeared seemingly possible when she got an invite to the historical Golkonda Fort where the Telangana government celebrated Independence Day, the first one after the formation of the state in 2014, and was given the land patta by none other than Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao under ‘Dalitulaku Bhupampini’ (Distribution of
Decades-old dream to come true

Decades-old dream to come true

Mar 24,2017 , 04:30 AM IST | Telangana
Come Saturday, the long-awaited 178-km Peddapalli-Nizamabad broad gauge rail link a dream that stretched over seven decades is finally here to happen.
Century-old library lost in time

Century-old library lost in time

Mar 23,2017 , 03:04 AM IST | Telangana
If there is an enthusiast still left searching for the century-old library - Sabdanusasana Andhra Bhasha Nilayam, one will never find it. The sorry tale of this treasure house of knowledge, established in 1908, is just the tip of the iceberg that libraries across the nation are facing. 
SSC question paper on social media... Leak or malpractice?

SSC question paper on social media... Leak or malpractice?

Mar 22,2017 , 03:11 AM IST | Telangana
Whether it was leak or malpractice, whatever you may call it but it’s certainly a breach of confidentiality. It seems that no public examination these days is going without some kind of blemish.
Bahubali fever grips politicos

Bahubali fever grips politicos

Mar 19,2017 , 02:29 AM IST | Telangana
The kind of political hoopla centreing Bahubali-2, The Conclusion, right now going on in the State politics with the Congress and the ruling TRS equating their leaders to the movie’s lead roles – Bahubali, Kattappa and Bhallaladeva - could even envy the maverick RGV, who is a master of tapping media glare through his saucy and often lewd tweets.  
Telangana govt studying issues of handlooms

Telangana govt studying issues of handlooms

Mar 17,2017 , 11:59 PM IST | Hans
In a bid to lift the sinking handloom industry in the State, especially in Sircilla, once a thriving handloom town in the State, the government is leaving no stone unturned to get the industry back on rails. A few days ago, at the behest of Minister for IT KT Rama Rao, an expert team from Tamil Nadu descended on Sircilla to elicit information about the factors that put the weaving community into d
SCCL jobs back to square one

SCCL jobs back to square one

Mar 17,2017 , 01:34 AM IST | Hans
Not long ago, the corridors of Singareni Collieries erupted in joy with the State government taking a favourable call on ‘Voluntary Retirement Scheme on Health Reasons’ to its existing employees after a gap of 15 years.