Author : Panchareddy Srikanth


Traders form syndicate, fleece amchur farmers

Traders form syndicate, fleece amchur farmers

May 19,2017 , 11:00 PM IST | Hans
The traders of amchur (dried mango powder) formed a syndicate and looting the amchur farmers of Nizamabad market, which is the second largest market for the commodity after Hyderabad. 
No railway gate at Jamlam village in Nizamabad

No railway gate at Jamlam village in Nizamabad

May 11,2017 , 12:56 AM IST | Hans
Generally people complain against the unmanned railway gate which is a threat to the passing traffic. But here, there is no railway gate at all at this village to prevent people from falling under a speeding train.
Lambadas making exquisite ornaments

Lambadas making exquisite ornaments

May 05,2017 , 02:21 AM IST | Hans
Generally, members of a tribal community or the lambadas are associated with agricultural works, trying to sow crops on barren lands. They are also associated with nomads who do not have a permanent of home of their own. 
Illegal sand mining continues unabated on Manjira River bank

Illegal sand mining continues unabated on Manjira River bank

Apr 29,2017 , 02:38 AM IST | Hans
Sand quarrying is going on at a rapid pace on the banks of River Manjira on the outskirts of the Salura village at Bodhan Mandal in the district with sand mining started by the Maharashtra government. 
Illegal lucky draws flourish as top cops play party to it

Illegal lucky draws flourish as top cops play party to it

Apr 27,2017 , 12:53 AM IST | Hans
A bumper lucky draw scheme which is also called prize chits is being run in the Kamareddy district headquarters here flouting all the laws of the land with the tacit support from the police and people’s representatives. It is being run by Lakshmi Ganapati Enterprises. Surprisingly, some of the police department officials are also subscribers to this scheme.
Sirnapalli Palakova sales soar, demand escalates

Sirnapalli Palakova sales soar, demand escalates

Apr 26,2017 , 01:05 AM IST | Hans
The Sirnapalli village situated in Dharpalli mandal in Nizamabad district is famous for producing the delicious and tasty palacova (milk candy) in large quantities for the last three decades. 
Accused in Bodhan fake challan scam nabbed

Accused in Bodhan fake challan scam nabbed

Apr 25,2017 , 01:27 AM IST | Hans
The Crime Investigation Department on Monday arrested Sunil, the second accused, who involved in fake challan scam in the Commercial Tax department. He deprived commercial tax department up to several crores of rupees. 
Lingampalli: A village of men with mustaches

Lingampalli: A village of men with mustaches

Apr 25,2017 , 01:08 AM IST | Hans
Lingampalli village of Nagireddypeta mandal in Kamareddy district has a unique distinctive feature cut out from the rest. All the men residing here have grown big mustaches and we do not find even a single man without a mustache. 
Grim prices push turmeric farmers into distress

Grim prices push turmeric farmers into distress

Apr 21,2017 , 11:48 PM IST | Hans
Farmers who are growing turmeric crop after facing lot of difficulties are a dejected lot today as they are incurring heavy losses and not getting even minimum support price for their produce. 
Nizamabad in grip of heat wave

Nizamabad in grip of heat wave

Apr 21,2017 , 01:32 AM IST | Hans
Nizamabad district is in the grip of an intense heat wave and it now resembles a blast furnace with temperatures soaring high with each passing day. 
Water crisis acute in Nizamabad, Kamareddy districts

Water crisis acute in Nizamabad, Kamareddy districts

Apr 20,2017 , 12:45 AM IST | Hans
People of the two districts Nizamabad and Kamareddy are facing immense hardships due to the water crisis that has hit them during this summer. People living in the remote corners of the villages are finding it extremely difficult to get water for drinking and irrigation purposes and they are forced to trek more than 1 km to fetch a pail of water. Water has become a scarce commodity in several mand
Govt incentives elusive for surrendered Maoists

Govt incentives elusive for surrendered Maoists

Apr 20,2017 , 12:39 AM IST | Hans
Lured by the State government with incentives, over 1,100 Maoists surrendered to the police in the district in 1990 to join the national mainstream. But, the incentives are still elusive even almost 27 years after their surrender. The government lured the naxalites with offers of providing five acres of land, a site to build homes and provide opportunities to eke out their livelihood. 
Farmers, traders warn against shifting of vegetables market

Farmers, traders warn against shifting of vegetables market

Apr 14,2017 , 02:55 AM IST | Hans
The decision of the government to shift the vegetables market from Gandhi gunj to Shraddanand gunj in the city has not gone down well with the people, farmers, commission agents, wholesale and retail traders who are up in arms against the authorities concerned. Earlier, the vegetable which used to be present near the Angadi Bazaar as shifted to the 4.5 acre site at Gandhi gunj in the year 2001.   
Nizam Sagar Project going dry

Nizam Sagar Project going dry

Apr 14,2017 , 02:50 AM IST | Hans
The lifeline of Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts, Nizam Sagar project, is fast becoming dry, with the water level attaining dead storage mark. Although irrigation facilities could be provided to the Rabi crops, drinking water is going to be a problem with the project going virtually dry. 
Single-teacher schools affecting education

Single-teacher schools affecting education

Apr 13,2017 , 12:41 AM IST | Hans
There are some schools in the district having less number of students run by single teachers. The State government has made such an arrangement to run primary schools from class 1 to 5. One such school is a primary school situated at Shivajinagar in the city having around 10 students. If for any reason, the teacher is absent, the school remains locked and the students are forced to return home. 
Talented wrestler suffering in poverty

Talented wrestler suffering in poverty

Apr 05,2017 , 01:03 AM IST | Hans
Venkatesh Goud who carved a niche for himself in wrestling at the national level is suffering in penury today. An extremely talented youth who excelled in his sport, his misfortune is that there is nobody to sponsor him and provide him an opportunity to exhibit his talent. 
With withering crops, farmers hopes too dry up

With withering crops, farmers hopes too dry up

Apr 04,2017 , 12:19 AM IST | Hans
Earlier, if it was the hailstorm which inundated crops and brought tears to the farmers, it is not the turn of the blazing Sun in the hot summer, which resulted in the withering away of their crops. The ground water resources have depleted and the bore wells gone dry and there is acute shortage making it difficult for farmers to irrigate their crops. The weather conditions are not at all favourabl
Nalgonda People badly hit by fluorosis, officials indifferent

Nalgonda People badly hit by fluorosis, officials indifferent

Apr 01,2017 , 01:51 AM IST | Hans
Earlier, it was Nalgonda district which was hit by fluoride related diseases and now it is the turn of Nizamabad. The legs of those victims who turn 20 start bending and they start limping or wobble while taking steps. Even the youngsters look aged, worn out and tired.    
Koulas village a role model for other villages now

Koulas village a role model for other villages now

Mar 31,2017 , 02:17 AM IST | Hans
Koulas, a village situated 100 km from the district headquarters in one of the remote corners of Jukkal mandal in Nizamabad district is once again in the limelight. In the past, the people in the villages were treated with derision, contempt and ridicule. Many people did not even know that such a village existed. The rate of literacy was very low. They used to fight with each other even over minor
Adilabad Ranjan pots selling like hot cakes

Adilabad Ranjan pots selling like hot cakes

Mar 31,2017 , 01:51 AM IST | Hans
With the onset of the hot and blazing summer, the demand for the earthen pots has shot up as they are being sold like hot cakes in the district. In spite of the fact the technology has developed by leaps and bounds with people using refrigerators for storing water, the demand for potters and pottery has not come down one bit. The water pots made out of mud are the poor man’s fridge. 
Poor services in Nizamabad govt hospital

Poor services in Nizamabad govt hospital

Mar 30,2017 , 12:36 AM IST | Hans
The Government Hospital in the city is again in the news for all the wrong reasons.  This time, it is on account of the indifferent attitude of the medical and para-medical staff towards the patients who come here for treatment. Although a seven-storied building with 500 beds, the services that are rendered at the hospital here are highly deplorable and urgent remedial measures are the need of the
Fluoride-hit villagers pin hopes on Mission Bhagiratha

Fluoride-hit villagers pin hopes on Mission Bhagiratha

Mar 28,2017 , 03:18 AM IST | Hans
People of Pattepur, 10 km away from Bodhan, have been suffering from the adverse impact of fluoride rich water from bore well for more than four decades with no relief in sight. 
People suffer as banks, ATMs go cashless in Nizamabad

People suffer as banks, ATMs go cashless in Nizamabad

Mar 24,2017 , 01:56 AM IST | Hans
The adverse impact due to the demonetisation of the high valued currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 on November 8 last year by the Centre have again come to haunt the people of the district. They have again started facing hardships due to the non-availability of liquid cash, which they faced three months ago. 
Nizamabad MGNREGS workers suffer under heat wave

Nizamabad MGNREGS workers suffer under heat wave

Mar 23,2017 , 01:13 AM IST | Hans
With the onset of the hot summer season, the workers of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) are facing immense hardships in carrying on with their work. There are no basic amenities at their work place.  
Residents of RTC colony Nizamabad install CCTVs, bring down crime

Residents of RTC colony Nizamabad install CCTVs, bring down crime

Mar 22,2017 , 01:31 AM IST | Hans
The residents of RTC colony at Yellammakunta in the city have taken a  laudable step in bringing down the crime rate in their locality and they can be taken as a role model by others to emulate. They have installed Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) at important junctions by spending money amounting to Rs 85,000 from their own pockets without waiting for the government to release the necess
No medical facilities for Thalassemia victims

No medical facilities for Thalassemia victims

Mar 22,2017 , 01:01 AM IST | Hans
There are many people in the district suffering from Thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder and according to reports, 35 people are suffering from it. What is worse is that those suffering from it are facing immense hardships in getting the right type of medical treatment. This is because there is no medical equipment to carry on blood transfusions in the hospitals of the district and those requ
Nizamabad Villagers oppose Manchippa Reservoir

Nizamabad Villagers oppose Manchippa Reservoir

Mar 21,2017 , 01:27 AM IST | Hans
People living in the surrounding villages of Mopal mandal in Nizamabad district, especially the farmers are an extremely worried lot. They are scared because they would be losing their fertile agricultural lands and their villages will get submerged once the construction works of the Pranahita-Chevella project commence. As such they are vehemently opposing the project.
Maharashtra contractors looting sand from Telangana

Maharashtra contractors looting sand from Telangana

Mar 16,2017 , 04:39 AM IST | Telangana
The quarry contractors, who have secured permits from the government of Maharashtra, are encroaching Telangana land while quarrying sand from the riverbed of Manjeera that formed a part of the border between the two states.   
Mud bath on Holi, the festival of colours

Mud bath on Holi, the festival of colours

Mar 11,2017 , 02:08 AM IST | Hans
At a time when a majority of people participate enthusiastically on the occasion of Holi, the festival of colours and spray themselves with various water colours, a noted Yoga guru Siddharamulu, celebrates with his followers in a different manner. Along with his disciples, he undertakes a special mud bath to keep healthy physically and mentally. 
Bone-powdered oil sold clandestinely

Bone-powdered oil sold clandestinely

Mar 10,2017 , 02:03 AM IST | Hans
The smuggling of edible oil, adulterated with beef and  bones powder  has again picked up momentum in the district though there was a lull for some time. These types of activities are rampant on the outskirts of Nizamabad and the in Bodhan, Renjal, Neela and Edapalli mandals in the district. Four months ago, such activities were found to be taking place in Navipet, Renjal and Bodhan. There are man