Author : Patan Afzal Babu


No jobs for 6 months

No jobs for 6 months

May 23,2017 , 05:07 AM IST | Telangana
In a major disappointment to job aspirants, the Telangana government has decided to put on hold the recruitment of zonal and district cadre posts in all departments till the issue of abolition of the existing zonal system is resolved.
Beer consumption hits the roof in Telangana

Beer consumption hits the roof in Telangana

May 20,2017 , 04:11 AM IST | Telangana
Chilled beer has been most sought after drink for guzzlers this summer in Telangana.  Telangana ranked number one in beer consumption in South India this year. 
Government speeds up land acquisition for projects

Government speeds up land acquisition for projects

May 19,2017 , 02:53 AM IST | Telangana
Finally, the way has been cleared for the State government to acquire nearly one lakh acres of land required for the completion of all ongoing and pending irrigation projects. Within 24 hours after the notification of new Land Acquisition Act, the government resumed the exercise of land acquisition at all project sites. All the officials on the ground have been asked to identify suitable lands an
Telangana Govt clips Forestry wings, puts wildlife in peril

Telangana Govt clips Forestry wings, puts wildlife in peril

May 14,2017 , 05:38 AM IST | Telangana
In a blatant violation of Indian Forest Conservation and Wildlife Protection Act, the Telangana State government has dissolved two important wings – Social Forestry and Wildlife - permanently. 
Telangana TDP in for a major jolt

Telangana TDP in for a major jolt

May 10,2017 , 02:27 AM IST | Telangana
Mass exodus of leaders from the opposition TDP to the ruling TRS seems imminent in Telangana State soon. Several leaders from state, district and mandal level party committees, including senior most leaders may join the TRS soon as the ruling party resumed efforts to lure the opposition party leaders under ‘Operation Akarash’, launched by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao after assuming office in
Staff transfers put on hold by Telangana govt

Staff transfers put on hold by Telangana govt

May 09,2017 , 02:02 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana State Government has put general transfers of the employees on hold for at least another six months following advice by the State Legal department that complication may arise if the transfers are allowed in the newly-created districts under the old zonal system.
KCR calls for report on socio-economic development

KCR calls for report on socio-economic development

May 06,2017 , 04:24 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is likely to take some important policy decisions with regard to the implementation of welfare and developmental programmes and strengthen the police system after obtaining a feedback at the State-level police conference to be organised on May 19 in Hyderabad. This conference assumes importance as it is the first time that the Chief Minister is holding
Telangana Govt plans to raise 35K cr through corporations

Telangana Govt plans to raise 35K cr through corporations

Apr 30,2017 , 03:01 AM IST | Telangana
To meet the ‘abnormal’ increase in scheme and establishment expenditure in 2017-18 budget, the State government has decided to mobilise nearly Rs 35,000 crore through Corporations.
KCR’s Parade Grounds idea for Secretariat gets no again

KCR’s Parade Grounds idea for Secretariat gets no again

Apr 26,2017 , 02:49 AM IST | Telangana
The Centre, it is learnt, is in no mood to accept Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s plea to allot Parade Grounds for the construction of new Secretariat. 
Medium projects top govt priority list

Medium projects top govt priority list

Apr 18,2017 , 04:34 AM IST | Telangana
The State government has proposed to accord a top priority for completion of medium irrigation projects in the backdrop of delay in executing major projects because of difficulties in acquiring land. 
Sheep prices hit the sky

Sheep prices hit the sky

Apr 14,2017 , 04:06 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana government’s ambitious sheep rearing programme, which aims to distribute 40 lakh livestock to Yadav and Kuruma communities this year, has led to steep hike in sheep prices in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh.
KTR plans high-tech townships in ULBs

KTR plans high-tech townships in ULBs

Apr 09,2017 , 02:25 AM IST | Telangana
All major municipalities are set to get a facelift as ‘high tech townships’ under the new master plan which is under preparation by the Telangana government.  Satellite townships, recreation clubs, sports facilities, education hubs and industrial townships will come up in every urban local body (ULB) in the state. 
Centre’s tight fist makes ATMs go dry in Telangana

Centre’s tight fist makes ATMs go dry in Telangana

Apr 05,2017 , 02:41 AM IST | Telangana
Currency woes will continue as the Union government has declined the Telangana government’s plea for the supply of currency notes to meet the demand in the state and has asked the government to promote digital transactions. 
TDP to hold separate Mahanadu for Telangana

TDP to hold separate Mahanadu for Telangana

Mar 30,2017 , 04:25 AM IST | Telangana
TDP Telangana unit gets a free hand to decide about its allies during the next elections. The State unit is also likely to hold a separate Mahanadu this year.
Kaleshwaram project needs no DPR

Kaleshwaram project needs no DPR

Mar 23,2017 , 02:46 AM IST | Telangana
The state government has decided not to submit a detailed project report regarding Kaleswaram irrigation project to Godavari River Management Board (GRMB). The government refuted the argument of the Central Water Commission (CWC) that it was a new project. The government took the stand that the project was redesigned out of Pranahita- Chevella lift irrigation project and hence there is no need for
Mission Bhagiratha hits roadblock

Mission Bhagiratha hits roadblock

Mar 21,2017 , 02:48 AM IST | Telangana
Mission Bhagiratha, the drinking water grid to supply purified water to the entire Telangana, has hit a roadblock in the urban areas with private agencies refusing to participate in the tender process while opposing the annuity payment mode. The same is the case in Amrut (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) towns.  
Telangana govt on a high over booze sale, raises target

Telangana govt on a high over booze sale, raises target

Mar 15,2017 , 03:33 AM IST | Telangana
In the wake of steep decline in the revenue targeted from land sales, the government seems to be looking towards mopping up about Rs 16,000 crore from liquor sales, excise duty and licence fee.
Telangana Govt debt burden to  climb up to 1.4 L crore

Telangana Govt debt burden to climb up to 1.4 L crore

Mar 14,2017 , 05:15 AM IST | Telangana
Substantial increase in allocation for welfare and development programmes is likely to put heavy debt burden on State government in the next financial year. The State government has projected that the debt will climb up to over Rs 1.40 lakh crore during 2017-18 from Rs 1.14 lakh crore during 2016-17. 
Subsidy burden set to soar to 35K crore

Subsidy burden set to soar to 35K crore

Mar 12,2017 , 04:07 AM IST | Telangana
Finance Minister E Rajendar on Saturday indicated that the subsidy burden on State exchequer in the next financial year could be more than Rs 35,000 crore.  
Legal hurdles hamper irrigation projects

Legal hurdles hamper irrigation projects

Mar 07,2017 , 03:37 AM IST | Telangana
Irrigation projects in Telangana are facing legal hurdles and hit a roadblock. There are as many as 30 cases filed against the construction of the projects on various grounds before the High Court and also National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Congress plans Sonia meet on T-day to galvanise party

Congress plans Sonia meet on T-day to galvanise party

Mar 04,2017 , 03:20 AM IST | Telangana
In a bid to galvanize the party and to expose the failures of the TRS government, the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee is planning to hold a public meeting to be addressed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on Telangana Formation Day (June 2).
Telangana Budget workout gets tight security

Telangana Budget workout gets tight security

Mar 01,2017 , 02:29 AM IST | Telangana
With just hardly 10 days to go for the budget session of the State Assembly, the preparation of budget 2017-18 financial year is being done under unprecedented heavy security which is perhaps generally noticed in North Block in New Delhi which houses the Union Finance Ministry office.
Telangana Govt to ensure bank fund flow to irrigation projects

Telangana Govt to ensure bank fund flow to irrigation projects

Feb 26,2017 , 03:38 AM IST | Telangana
To reduce financial burden in view of the proposed substantial increase of fund allocations for welfare and development programmes in the next financial year, state government has decided to borrow money from financial institutions for the construction of all irrigation projects in 2017-18 .
AP, Telangana stake claim to Krishna flood waters

AP, Telangana stake claim to Krishna flood waters

Feb 22,2017 , 03:12 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are set to lock horns over the issue of construction of flood flow canals. The fresh dispute arises as the AP government has written to the Centre seeking permission to construct canal between Pothireddypadu and the Kundu river to utilise flood waters for the Rayalaseema region during heavy rains. 
TSERC Power utilities pitch for more funds to offset losses

TSERC Power utilities pitch for more funds to offset losses

Feb 19,2017 , 04:34 AM IST | Telangana
Uncertainty over the submission of new power tariff proposals by power utilities before Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) is likely to continue till the government finalises the size of funds it would earmark  for power subsidy in 2017-18 financial year.
Telangana looks to rake in moolah with beer

Telangana looks to rake in moolah with beer

Feb 15,2017 , 03:54 AM IST | Telangana
With summer just around the corner, the state has set its eyes on raising its revenue by increasing production of beer by several notches and also selling it to seven other states.
Centre’s gazette hurdle hits State

Centre’s gazette hurdle hits State

Feb 14,2017 , 05:22 AM IST | Telangana
Though it is four months since the State government had informed the Union government about creation of 21 new districts, the Centre has not yet notified the same in the official gazette.
Perform or face music, KCR tells slack babus

Perform or face music, KCR tells slack babus

Feb 12,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Telangana
It appears that the tardy implementation of several welfare schemes in the State has left Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao red-faced and the mandarins in the corridors of power have apparently rubbed their political boss on the wrong shoulder.  
Millet burgers anyone?

Millet burgers anyone?

Feb 09,2017 , 03:14 AM IST | Telangana
Finger Millet (Ragi), Foxtail Millet (Korralu) and Pearl Millet (Bajra) which were once an inseparable part of diet are now making a comeback. 
Telangana Budget draws big building plans

Telangana Budget draws big building plans

Feb 05,2017 , 03:10 AM IST | Telangana
Posh residential colony for all IAS and IPS officers in the Hyderabad, Collector offices in 28 districts and, state-of-the-art hi-tech new Secretariat building are among the proposals that are said to have been incorporated in the budget proposals for 2017-18.