Author : Aneri Shah


Outsourcing employees in HMDA cry foul

Outsourcing employees in HMDA cry foul

May 26,2017 , 04:47 AM IST | Telangana
Outsourcing employees in the Hyderabad Metropolitan Authority (HMDA) are protesting at not being paid their salaries on time. They also complaining that they are paid for eight-hour work though they are forced to put in 12 hours a day. 
HMDA plans new pipeline to make Sagar sewage-free

HMDA plans new pipeline to make Sagar sewage-free

May 19,2017 , 05:04 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) officials find fault with Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) officials' callous attitude.
GHMC identifies 80 pc land for 2 BHK

GHMC identifies 80 pc land for 2 BHK

May 18,2017 , 04:42 AM IST | Telangana
The double bedroom project for urban poor has been progressing at a brisk pace in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits. The civic body had indentified 80 per cent of land and invited tenders for about 36,000 2BHK houses so far. 
Former scientist who never pays water bills

Former scientist who never pays water bills

May 18,2017 , 03:04 AM IST | Telangana
It is better to light a candle than curse darkness, goes the saying. An innovative scientist puts this adage to apt use by harvesting rainwater than blaming the civic authorities for erratic water supply or worrying about the depleting groundwater levels. 
Checks on ORR to rein in speed demons

Checks on ORR to rein in speed demons

May 17,2017 , 04:46 AM IST | Telangana
In order to control road accidents on the Outer Ring Road (ORR), the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has decided to set up transverse bar marking, speed arresters, metal beam crash barriers, optical speed bars, road marking and speed limit markings at every 10 kms and others. CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) recently sent a proposal to the HMDA to this effect and the
Laggards in HMDA face music

Laggards in HMDA face music

May 13,2017 , 03:18 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has decided to issue charge memos to employees who come late to office.
Pollution in Hussainsagar nala at alarming level

Pollution in Hussainsagar nala at alarming level

May 04,2017 , 04:36 AM IST | Telangana
That the water in Hussainsagar is polluted is a foregone conclusion but today it has reached such an alarming proportions that it has become almost impossible even to breath for people living close to the nala. People living at Kavadiguda, Dhobi Ghat, Nehru Nagar and DS Nagar, especially women are complaining of thyroid problems.
Hyderabad Bikernis in action

Hyderabad Bikernis in action

May 01,2017 , 11:23 PM IST | Hans
Although the ‘rider’ stereotypically being a male has become a thing of the past, riding a bike for fun is still considered a widely male concept in our town. 
Uppal Bhagath land owners cry foul

Uppal Bhagath land owners cry foul

Apr 05,2017 , 04:29 AM IST | Telangana
Farmers who lost their lands on acquisition under Musi Conservation and River Front Development cried foul over allotment of plots at Uppal Bhagath village.  The farmers alleged that Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) which had earmarked plots earlier for distribution was now cheating them. 
HMDA budget at 2,139 cr for 17-18

HMDA budget at 2,139 cr for 17-18

Mar 31,2017 , 04:45 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan development Authority (HMDA) projected a budget of Rs 2139.15 crore for the financial year 2017-18. The budget was approved at the 22nd Executive Committee meeting held at HMDA headquarters in Tarnaka on Thursday. The upcoming financial year’s budget is Rs 490 crore more than the current year. The allocation for the revenue expenditure, which includes salaries of employe
Dharna Chowk shifted to Hyderabad outskirts

Dharna Chowk shifted to Hyderabad outskirts

Mar 10,2017 , 04:11 AM IST | Telangana
The Dharna Chowk has fallen silent from Thursday. No more sloganeering and blaring of mikes would be there. The government has given instructions to the police department not to give any permission to anyone to hold dharnas at this place. If anyone wants to hold protests or dharna they will have to do so in the city outskirts.
Community strives to restore Gangaram Lake

Community strives to restore Gangaram Lake

Mar 03,2017 , 11:34 PM IST | Hans
One of the most well-known water bodies in the city, the Gangaram Lake at Chandanagar in Serilingampally is dying and slowly de-oxygenating. It was once a famous spot for agriculture and fishing and used for providing drinking water and cultivation of crops by villagers.
Early summer augurs well for roadside vendors

Early summer augurs well for roadside vendors

Feb 25,2017 , 04:11 AM IST | Telangana
The sweltering heat which has set in early this year and promises to be a very hot summer has come as a boon for street vendors selling watermelon, mint water, coconut water and buttermilk and sugarcane juice. 
Malkam Cheruvu on verge of extinction?

Malkam Cheruvu on verge of extinction?

Feb 14,2017 , 05:14 AM IST | Telangana
The Lake Protection authorities have been turning a blind eye to Malkam Cheruvu of Raidurgam which has been on the verge of death due to rapid encroachments. 
Rythu Bazaars set for a makeover

Rythu Bazaars set for a makeover

Feb 12,2017 , 04:33 AM IST | Telangana
Dirty surroundings, unhygienic conditions, lack of basic facilities like drinking water which are a common site at most of the Rythu Bazaars will be a thing of past in about one and half months time as they are in for a major makeover. 
Private bodies to maintain GHMC parks?

Private bodies to maintain GHMC parks?

Jan 31,2017 , 12:13 AM IST | Hans
If the current status of city parks is anything to go by, then it is certain that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is set to privatise maintenance of these spaces. 
Empowering the mentally challenged

Empowering the mentally challenged

Jan 16,2017 , 11:13 PM IST | Hans
Satisfying the needs of mentally challenged and aiming to educate, empower and transform the lives of these children was the mission of Dr P Ramanjaneyulu and his wife Bindu.   
Parking problems kill Hyderabad Numaish joy

Parking problems kill Hyderabad Numaish joy

Jan 13,2017 , 11:58 PM IST | Hans
Between January 1 and February 15 the most mesmerizing magnetic pull, which woos Hyderabadis to its fold, isthe All India Industrial Exhibition (AIIE), more popularly known as Numaish.
Now, you can book flight tickets at Rythu Bazars!

Now, you can book flight tickets at Rythu Bazars!

Dec 16,2016 , 03:19 AM IST | Telangana
In the next fortnight people would be able to purchase rail, air and bus tickets at Rythu Bazars. Buoyed by the good response to token system launched on November 18, 2016, the Agriculture marketing department decided to extend its services to other sectors as well. 
Hyderabad cosies up to cashless transactions

Hyderabad cosies up to cashless transactions

Dec 05,2016 , 11:46 PM IST | Hans
A few days after the Telangana State government announced its decision to implement cashless transactions, Hyderabad-based business owners including SMEs, retail vegetable shops and farmers of Rhythu Bazaar are adapting digital wallets as their payment methods. 
Love is blind, indeed!

Love is blind, indeed!

Nov 28,2016 , 11:28 PM IST | Hans
After getting the tallest mast for the flag at Sanjeevaiah Park, Tank Bund added another feather to its tourist attraction with a typographical beauty in the form of the ‘Love Hyd’ structure recently. 
Crime against women down by 20%

Crime against women down by 20%

Nov 24,2016 , 11:31 PM IST | Hans
After persistent measures and incessant watch over the city to prevent crimes against women, Additional Commissioner of Police, Crimes and SIT, Swati Lakra, who is the head of ‘SHE Teams’ disclosed that violence against women has come down by 20 per cent in the past year.
Desperate people queue up on streets

Desperate people queue up on streets

Nov 10,2016 , 10:26 PM IST | Hans
Thousands of people flocked to banks for exchange or deposit of monetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 on Thursday. People started arriving even before the banks opened.
Hyderabad goes into a tizzy over currency notes

Hyderabad goes into a tizzy over currency notes

Nov 10,2016 , 01:40 AM IST | Telangana
While the common people faced the brunt of demonetisation of Rs 500 an Rs 1,000 notes, middlemen in Hyderabad had a field day and were seen exchanging these notes for 30 percent to 40 percent commission near the Reserve Bank of India building.
Suicides at Hussainsagar Lake increasing

Suicides at Hussainsagar Lake increasing

Nov 03,2016 , 12:42 AM IST | Hans
Even as the government is leaving no stone unturned to make the Tank Bund area into a popular tourism spot, for many people the Hussainsagar Lake presents itself as a sad destination to commit suicide. This year alone, upto 185 people were saved by the police till date from ending their life.
No Chinese crackers this Diwali

No Chinese crackers this Diwali

Oct 15,2016 , 01:02 AM IST | Telangana
Taking a cue from the traders of Sadar Bazaar in New Delhi who have decided not to sell China made crackers, businessmen from the City of Minarets too decided to give the Chinese crackers a miss. With just a few weeks left for the festival of lights- Diwali -traders are bracing up for sales but with a big NO to Chinese crackers.