Author : Adepu Mahender


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. 
Infusing life into stones

Infusing life into stones

Mar 16,2017 , 04:06 AM IST | Commoner
Although Subbaiah Stapathi’s artisan hands could infuse life into rocks with the art he inherited from his ancestors, he was never sure that where his next meal would come from. It forced him to set out northwards from Thanjavur, once the Chola’s capital and the centre for temple architectural elegance, in quest of livelihood, some four decades ago.
Infusing life into stones

Infusing life into stones

Mar 15,2017 , 02:09 AM IST | Hans
Although Subbaiah Stapathi’s artisan hands could infuse life into rocks with the art he inherited from his ancestors, he was never sure that where his next meal would come from. It forced him to set
Women, truly half of the sky

Women, truly half of the sky

Mar 09,2017 , 01:46 AM IST | Telangana
Breaking away from routine stuff of offering flowers, bouquets and exchange of pleasantries with the women that typically mark the International Women’s Day celebrations, Rajanna-Sircilla District Collector Krishna Bhaskar has on Wednesday invited Joint Collector Sheik Yasmeen Basha to don the role of Collector for the day.  
In Rudrama’s land, eves rule the roost

In Rudrama’s land, eves rule the roost

Mar 08,2017 , 02:55 AM IST | Telangana
It’s not by design but just a sheer coincidence that three of the five District Collectors, the district judge and the municipal commissioner in the region encircling Warangal, which once ruled by the brave 13th century monarch of the Kakatiya dynasty Rani Rudrama Devi, are women. 
Khammam poet wins state award

Khammam poet wins state award

Mar 07,2017 , 01:26 AM IST | Hans
Dr Shajahana is a feminist to the core. It reflects in her poetry and literature. In a nutshell, she is the voice of Muslim women. Shajahana, who in one of her writings equated Muslim women’s life to that of cattle in the cowshed and fowls in the farmhouse (free translation), has on Monday got selected among 24 Eminent Women by the Telangana State Government. She will be honoured on the occasion o
Red gram farmers turn white with rage

Red gram farmers turn white with rage

Mar 05,2017 , 04:31 AM IST | Telangana
Despite the good spell of monsoons last year, nothing seems to be going right for the farmers as they struggle to make ends meet. First it was demonetisation that whacked the farming community and then the poor demand in the market for red gram, which lead to a price crash, left the farmers high and dry.
Warangal to replicate Hyderabad 5 meal plan

Warangal to replicate Hyderabad 5 meal plan

Mar 04,2017 , 05:34 AM IST | Telangana
Taking a cue from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) - run Rs 5 mid-day meal scheme that turned out to be a big draw among the poor in the State capital, the government has plans to extend it to Warangal Urban district soon.
Warangal man bags his third Nandi award

Warangal man bags his third Nandi award

Mar 03,2017 , 12:22 AM IST | Hans
Not often you get to see someone like Mamidi Harikrishna, who hails from Shayampet village in Warangal Rural district, steal the limelight in the Telugu tinsel world not just once, but thrice winning the Nandi Award. By achieving this, he added another feather in the crown of Warangal, the undisputed cultural capital of Telangana.
Khammam leads the pack

Khammam leads the pack

Mar 02,2017 , 12:13 AM IST | Hans
Khammam TRS leaders hugged the limelight by picking three of the 10 corporation posts announced by the State government on Wednesday. It is also apparent that Minister for Roads and Buildings Tummala Nageswara Rao has his say in getting posts to his followers.
Parkal gets first swanky MLA edifice

Parkal gets first swanky MLA edifice

Mar 01,2017 , 11:39 PM IST | Hans
More than two and a half years after the State government’s ambitious plan to construct an official residence/camp office for each of the MLAs, Parkal in Warangal Rural district has emerged as the first constituency to have one such facility.
Buddhist Maha Stupa set to entice tourists

Buddhist Maha Stupa set to entice tourists

Feb 27,2017 , 12:01 AM IST | Khammam Tab
Nelakondapalli (Khammam): The majestic Buddhist Maha Stupa, which was believed to have built before 350 BC and older than the one at Amaravati, near Nelakondapalli, the birthplace of Saint composer Bhakta Ramadasu, is set to catch the eye of world tourism soon.
Tribal varsity plan on fast-track

Tribal varsity plan on fast-track

Feb 25,2017 , 03:07 AM IST | Telangana
The long-awaited tribal university dream of the Adivasis is finally inching closer to reality with the authorities on a move to acquire land on fast track near Mulug in Bhupalpally district. 
Ramappa temple offers free Wi-Fi to tourists

Ramappa temple offers free Wi-Fi to tourists

Feb 22,2017 , 12:43 AM IST | Hans
Ramappa temple, India’s entry for the UNESCO world heritage tag this year, is all set for another distinction by becoming Wi-Fi enabled tourism spot. The facility comes as part of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India’s Digital India programme aimed at providing free Wi-Fi at 100 tourism destinations across the country. 
Warangal Cops initiative fetches jobs to 121 candidates

Warangal Cops initiative fetches jobs to 121 candidates

Feb 21,2017 , 12:10 AM IST | Hans
Warangal Police Commissionerate is on a roll. And why not, especially against the backdrop of its tremendous success in whatever it does. Sumarg, a free coaching programme to youth appearing for competitive exams, is the latest to add to its list of success with as many as 121 candidates of the 220 it trained ending up with jobs.
Fascinating eco-tourism project on the anvil

Fascinating eco-tourism project on the anvil

Feb 19,2017 , 11:49 PM IST | Khammam Tab
Warangal: With an aim to take tourism in the State to the next level, the Department of Tourism is mulling over a dream eco-tourism project to unlock the huge potential of the picturesque countryside lakes and getaways surrounding Warangal, the Capital of Kakatiya Dynasty,
Bitter truth of faltering sugar industry

Bitter truth of faltering sugar industry

Feb 19,2017 , 04:06 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad: It seems that neither farmers nor consumers and even the millers are happy with the crisis that is stifling the sugar industry continues to exist. This, coupled with last year’s drought, reflected its impact on sugarcane production in the State.
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.
Munneru project in cold storage for decades

Munneru project in cold storage for decades

Feb 16,2017 , 11:50 PM IST | Khammam Tab
Mahabubabad: It’s been nearly four decades since Munneru irrigation project was mooted. However, not even a single brick was laid for its construction with the successive governments turning a blind eye.
Ancient shrine to get its past glory

Ancient shrine to get its past glory

Feb 15,2017 , 11:27 PM IST | Khammam Tab
Hanamkonda: Despite located in the heart of the city, Siddheshwara temple, which is lying neglected for centuries, has finally got some good news.
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.