Author : Md Nizamuddin


GVK to sign pact with govt for operating mobile vet clinics

GVK to sign pact with govt for operating mobile vet clinics

Mar 08,2017 , 05:53 AM IST | Hans
Following the success in operating the 108 ambulance services in the entire State, the GVK group now proposes to introduce ‘mobile veterinary clinics’  in the state. 
Fish production in Telangana may fall below expectations

Fish production in Telangana may fall below expectations

Feb 19,2017 , 05:30 AM IST | Telangana
The much-hyped blue revolution seems to have suffered a setback as the production is expected to fall below expectations. Various factors like drying up of lakes faster than perceived and high-level of seepage is likely to push down the fish production. 
Chorus against Wakf Board top post gets shriller

Chorus against Wakf Board top post gets shriller

Feb 12,2017 , 05:16 AM IST | Telangana
Even as the government has geared up to announce the new body of Wakf Board, some more organisations have decided to knock on the doors of High Court. 
KCR to revive the rural economy

KCR to revive the rural economy

Feb 03,2017 , 03:02 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to revive the rural economy. According to sources, the Chief Minister has entrusted the responsibility to come with an action plan for various communities to Finance Minister Eatala Rajender and Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Talsani Srinivas Yadav to suggest the measures that need to be taken to revive rural economy and help artisans t
Cattle farmers to reap e-Laabh gains soon

Cattle farmers to reap e-Laabh gains soon

Jan 29,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Telangana
In its attempt to cut down red tape, the State government has decided to increase the scope of existing scheme of Sunandini covering cattle rearing farmers by extending subsidy in ‘both cash and kind’. 
PDS set to come under social media glare

PDS set to come under social media glare

Jan 27,2017 , 05:27 AM IST | Telangana
Consumers of PDS (Public Distribution System) can now directly communicate with the higher officials, with the help of social networking websites. 
Scheme to aid 1 lakh sheep farmers: Telangana

Scheme to aid 1 lakh sheep farmers: Telangana

Jan 14,2017 , 04:28 AM IST | Telangana
The State government plans to benefit 1 lakh sheep farmers, with Central government loans of NCDC (National Cooperative Development Corporation) in next financial year (2017-18). It is preparing a proposal of Rs 1,400 crore, as part of budgetary plans. 
Oil companies tie up with mobile wallets

Oil companies tie up with mobile wallets

Dec 26,2016 , 04:25 AM IST | Telangana
While most of the users continue to rely on credit, debit cards or prepaid card (offered by oil companies) for cashless mode of transactions, the ‘mobile wallets’ are being used increasingly and would help in better access to cover most of the consumers, the oil companies claim. 
Cash crunch hits paddy procurement

Cash crunch hits paddy procurement

Nov 24,2016 , 03:41 AM IST | Telangana
The acute cash crunch occasioned by demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes has virtually crippled the Civil Supplies Corporation with regard to paddy procurement.  
Grocery for scrapped notes at Kendriya Bhandar

Grocery for scrapped notes at Kendriya Bhandar

Nov 20,2016 , 04:42 AM IST | Telangana
This outlet will accept Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes if produced with an I D proof and in return it will hand over a ‘grocery kit’ consisting of essential items like wheat flour (2 kg), one kg each of turdal, urad dal, onion, salt, sugar and palm oil. This facility would be available till November 24.
Demonetisation set to trigger onion bomb

Demonetisation set to trigger onion bomb

Nov 16,2016 , 04:45 AM IST | Telangana
Unable to exchange currency in lakhs of rupees and provide lesser denomination notes to farmers and hamalis, traders have decided to block onion procurement till November 19. 
Down, but not out

Down, but not out

Nov 15,2016 , 12:00 AM IST | Hans
This is the saga of an unsung hero in a sport that is likely to debut in Tokyo Olympics but who is running from pillar to post to land up with a job in the police department in accordance with GO No 84. 
Cash transfer to farmers an instant hit

Cash transfer to farmers an instant hit

Nov 04,2016 , 03:19 AM IST | Telangana
The new system of online cash transfer to farmers within two days introduced by the Civil Supplies Corporation has helped it procure 4,500 metric tonnes of paddy for the Kharif season; and, that too, in just a week after the procurement centres opened. 
Phase-II of fish seed supply by November end

Phase-II of fish seed supply by November end

Nov 03,2016 , 04:05 AM IST | Telangana
The State government will take up Phase–II of fish seed supply in the third or fourth week of November, benefitting 19,000 tanks at the gram panchayat level, at an estimated cost of Rs 8-9 crore.
Minority students left in the lurch over scholarships

Minority students left in the lurch over scholarships

Oct 21,2016 , 03:59 AM IST | Telangana
Parents of over 200 minority students are anxiously waiting for the State government to release the much hyped ‘Overseas Scholarship’ for 2015-16 so that the career of the students does not get affected.
Onion still makes Kurnool farmers cry

Onion still makes Kurnool farmers cry

Oct 18,2016 , 04:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Telangana government’s market intervention has helped onion farmers in the State secure remunerative prices. But their counterparts in Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh are in distress with the onion price in the wholesale market dipping to Rs 2.20 to Rs 3 a kg. 
ePoS set to begin from Oct-end

ePoS set to begin from Oct-end

Sep 16,2016 , 04:06 AM IST | Telangana
With an aim at bringing more transparency in the Public Distribution System (PDS) in the State, the Civil Supplies Department has decided to introduce biometric mechanism in the distribution of foodgrains through the PDS from October end. Currently, the project is being implemented on a pilot basis in the city.
Contract Housing staff lose jobs after 10 years

Contract Housing staff lose jobs after 10 years

Aug 28,2016 , 04:56 AM IST | Telangana
Employees, who worked for 10 years in the Telangana State Housing Corporation Limited (TSHCL) and having worked for projects such as Indiramma Housing, are now without a job.  As many as 1,179 outsourced employees were unceremoniously sacked by the State government at the end of financial year 2015-16 with a promise that they would be absorbed later in other projects but are still waiting to hear
500 girl students fear losing academic year

500 girl students fear losing academic year

Aug 25,2016 , 11:27 PM IST | Hans
About 500 girl students enrolled in Government Degree College, Golconda are on the brink of losing their academic year, due to lack of faculty. They are now putting united fight against high authorities in the Education Department, as faculty posts are yet to be sanctioned by the government officially.
Saudi aid eludes Haj victim from Hyderabad

Saudi aid eludes Haj victim from Hyderabad

Aug 24,2016 , 02:54 AM IST | Telangana
Even as the TS government flagged off the first batch of Haj pilgrims – 2016, the victim of 2015 crane accident from the State is still forced to run from pillar to post in search of the compensation of half a million Saudi riyals.
Medicinal plants big draw at horticulture expo

Medicinal plants big draw at horticulture expo

Aug 19,2016 , 03:15 AM IST | Telangana
Several varieties of medicinal plants which help control chronic diabetes, cancer and also offer cure for various other ailments were a major attraction at the five-day horticulture exhibition being organised at People’s Plaza, Necklace Road.
TMREIS to use Wakf lands for its schools.

TMREIS to use Wakf lands for its schools.

Aug 15,2016 , 04:53 AM IST | Telangana
With non-availability of open spaces within the city, the Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society (TMREIS), which started 10 schools within the Greater Hyderabad limits, has decided to use the Wakf lands. 
Formal employment remains at 6% in neo-liberal India

Formal employment remains at 6% in neo-liberal India

Aug 15,2016 , 03:57 AM IST | Telangana
Development economist Jayati Ghosh on Sunday observed that neo-liberalism introduced about 25 years ago had achieved high growth rates in terms of GDP, but failed to create jobs as India remains a country with a formal employment at only six per cent.
Bleak future for CDFC contract staff

Bleak future for CDFC contract staff

Aug 11,2016 , 04:23 AM IST | Telangana
The expectations of about 70 contract employees of CDFC (Contract employees of Centre for DNA Finger Printing and Diagnostics) were shattered when they were informed about the bleak future which awaits them, by the administration.
CCTV system defunct at Makkah Masjid

CCTV system defunct at Makkah Masjid

Jul 22,2016 , 02:00 AM IST | Telangana
The safety of thousands of tourists and namazis visiting the historic Makkah Masjid is in jeopardy as the huge security apparatus created at the 17th century mosque after the 2007 terrorist attack lies in a shambles with 23 CCTV cameras on the premises remaining non-functional.
Dithering over promotions worries NIC staff

Dithering over promotions worries NIC staff

Jul 19,2016 , 02:34 AM IST | Telangana
National Informatics Centre (NIC) employees have been holding a silent protest by wearing black badges since July 11 over the Centre’s reluctance to review their promotions that have been pending since five years.
Ponguleti’s angry letter to AICC worries Congress

Ponguleti’s angry letter to AICC worries Congress

Apr 21,2016 , 03:42 AM IST | Telangana
Speculation is that Congress Deputy Floor Leader in Legislative Council, Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy would be joining TRS during the party plenary to be held on April 27. 
Govt to rope in imams for scheme promotion

Govt to rope in imams for scheme promotion

Apr 11,2016 , 04:58 AM IST | Telangana
“We want the people to own this scheme, hence we are involving social and religious groups in this endeavour,” said B Shafiullah, Secretary, Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society (TMREIS).