Author : Md Nizamuddin


Wakf Board blinks at dargah takeover even after fiver years

Wakf Board blinks at dargah takeover even after fiver years

May 29,2017 , 04:00 AM IST | Telangana
One of the important Dargahs on the banks of Musi river, close to Osmania General Hospital, Dargah Siddi Baba remains in the hands of Mutawalli who faces allegations of irregularities and whose term ended in October 2011. It has been more than five years
Most Hyderabad Old City residents shun Govt hospitals

Most Hyderabad Old City residents shun Govt hospitals

May 24,2017 , 03:33 AM IST | Telangana
Reflecting dwindling health care services in government hospitals, most of the residents in parts of Old city are hesitant to go back to the government hospital after an initial visit. Majority prefer treatment in private hospitals close to their place of living, even if it leads to borrowing money or taking loans. 
Telangana mangoes, a huge hit in national capital

Telangana mangoes, a huge hit in national capital

May 22,2017 , 03:45 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana mangoes have made debut in Delhi with a bang on Sunday. A counter was opened with a view to make available the best quality carbide-free mangoes. The counter witnessed a brisk sale of 10 tonnes mangoes. These mangoes were picked from farms in Jagtial and Kollapur in Mahbubnagar districts.
Civil society sees foul play  in Minorities Finance Corporation loans to Minorities

Civil society sees foul play in Minorities Finance Corporation loans to Minorities

May 19,2017 , 03:06 AM IST | Telangana
Raising questions over the method adopted for processing applications of bank-linked subsidy scheme of Telangana State Minorities Finance Corporation (TSMFC), civil society groups have demanded fresh scrutiny of 1.8 lakh applications (2015-16). The groups alleged that several applicants lobbied through bankers, and that the authorities did not follow the guidelines.
Yousufain Dargah Mutawalli faces fund swindling charge

Yousufain Dargah Mutawalli faces fund swindling charge

May 18,2017 , 04:45 AM IST | Telangana
The management of Dargah Yousufain, one of the most revered shrines in both Telugu states is in thick of the cloud over allegations of misappropriation of funds.
Move to shore up Murrel production

Move to shore up Murrel production

May 15,2017 , 03:38 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana government has decided to take the help of scientists working at ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubhaneswar, for increasing the production of ‘Murrel’, which is the State fish. Due to its scarcity, the pricey fish is sold for more than Rs 500 per kg. It is naturally produced in ponds and this initiative would help boost farm production of the fish for first time i
Fair Price shops to have upgraded ePoS machines

Fair Price shops to have upgraded ePoS machines

May 12,2017 , 04:24 AM IST | Telangana
Following reports of technical glitches in implementing ePoS machines in 1,545 Fair Price (FP) shops in the city, the Department of Civil Supplies has speeded up the process of upgrading the technology with IRIS (Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems) scanner. Currently being run as a pilot project in 40 shops in Mahbubnagar district, the upgraded models will be available across 15, 606 outlets in
JKLDP only alternative to PDP, NCP in J&K: Nawab Nasir Aman

JKLDP only alternative to PDP, NCP in J&K: Nawab Nasir Aman

May 09,2017 , 03:45 AM IST | Telangana
Dr Nawab Nasir Aman, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberal Democratic Party, is empathic that New Delhi should listen to voices of moderation. Otherwise, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir could worsen.   
Telangana Govt sets Aug 31 deadline for millers to return processed rice

Telangana Govt sets Aug 31 deadline for millers to return processed rice

May 05,2017 , 05:06 AM IST | Telangana
To ensure that the State government does not face losses due to delay in Custom Milling of Rice (CMR), the Civil Supplies Department has set a deadline of August 31 to millers, for processing of paddy procured during Rabi season. 
Owners Aadhaar link to livestock

Owners Aadhaar link to livestock

Apr 28,2017 , 05:38 AM IST | Telangana
The Livestock Census to link cattle to the holder’s Aadhaar card will begin from July. The enumerators will collect details of Aadhaar from each household.
Babus blink at illegal building on Wakf land

Babus blink at illegal building on Wakf land

Apr 27,2017 , 05:25 AM IST | Telangana
Despite the complaints lodged by Wakf Board officials against a senior IAS official to the Police and Revenue Department, the construction works on a 900 sq yard site at Masjid-e-Alamgir near Hitec City continue at a brisk pace.  
Mobile vet clinics yet to take off

Mobile vet clinics yet to take off

Apr 26,2017 , 05:10 AM IST | Telangana
The much-awaited Mobile Veterinary Clinics under the public-private partnership (PPP) model may remain a non-starter with veterinary doctors are averse to taking up jobs on contract basis. 
Training session for farmers ends in chaos

Training session for farmers ends in chaos

Apr 16,2017 , 02:54 AM IST | Telangana
The training session aimed at educating the farmers in the maintenance of polyhouses here on Saturday descended into chaos. The session, which was held at the Horticulture Training Institute, witnessed the farmers protesting against non-payment of subsidy. 
 NCDC okays 5,000 cr loan for sheep-rearing scheme

NCDC okays 5,000 cr loan for sheep-rearing scheme

Mar 30,2017 , 11:33 PM IST | Telangana
The State government is all geared up for the launch of the flagship programme of sheep rearing as the National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) had approved a loan of Rs 5,000 for a time period of two years to the TS Sheep and Goat Development Co-operative Federation.
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.