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GST-wary KCR to knock on Modi’s door

GST-wary KCR to knock on Modi’s door

Aug 22,2017 , 02:26 AM IST | Telangana
Ahead of the GST Council Meeting to held in Hyderabad on September 9, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the first week of September in Delhi and make a detailed presentation on the burden of the GST on State projects and its impact on the State’s economy.
Drinking water crisis looming over Hyderabad

Drinking water crisis looming over Hyderabad

Aug 19,2017 , 02:46 AM IST | Telangana
With larger issues relating to inter-state sharing of Krishna water remaining unaddressed, it looks like Telangana State cannot help bearing the brunt of drinking water crisis whenever there is deficit rainfall. Some of the bifurcation blues have vanished. However, the long-pending issue over proper sharing Krishna river water between Karnataka and the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, as a way to addre
Telangana rolls out incentive scheme for employees

Telangana rolls out incentive scheme for employees

Aug 15,2017 , 02:52 AM IST | Telangana
In an effort to encourage talent in government service, the State government has introduced “Telangana State Employees Incentive Scheme.” The scheme envisages granting special increment and promotions to the employees with outstanding performance in their duties from this year.
Telangana under siege

Telangana under siege

Aug 13,2017 , 03:00 AM IST | Telangana
Land scams seem to be haunting the Telangana government. Recent efforts of the government have brought to light the menace of encroachment of lands in the districts also. As per the latest details, the encroachers usurped over 5,000 acres of government lands in the realty booming districts of the state.
KCR puts GST brakes on new projects in Telangana

KCR puts GST brakes on new projects in Telangana

Aug 08,2017 , 05:20 AM IST | Telangana
Within 24 hours after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao raised a banner of revolt against the Union government for enhancing taxes on developmental projects under the new single tax regime -- GST, the Telangana state government has put all the developmental projects, approved in the 2017-18 financial year, on hold.
Telangana govt readies for 2nd Sakala Janula Survey

Telangana govt readies for 2nd Sakala Janula Survey

Aug 06,2017 , 04:26 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana state government is all set to take up another round of 'Sakala Janula Survey (SKS)' in December. This time the survey is aimed to ascertain the reach of government schemes to the needy, total number of beneficiaries in every programme and socio-economic transformation among poor sections particularly under the influence of TRS government's programme in every community.
Case for protecting interests of locals

Case for protecting interests of locals

Aug 04,2017 , 03:01 AM IST | Telangana
The move to abolish the zonal system is likely to be delayed as the Telangana government is apprehensive that upgrading zonal posts into state cadre positions may lead to “intrusion” of job aspirants from Andhra Pradesh.
Narcotics Commissionerate mooted

Narcotics Commissionerate mooted

Jul 31,2017 , 04:38 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana government would soon create a Narcotics Commissionerate and will bring monitoring of pubs under the Telangana Excise Act 1968 to combat the spread of drug abuse in various sectors in the state.
Harish 24-hr meet on water projects set to break records

Harish 24-hr meet on water projects set to break records

Jul 22,2017 , 03:17 AM IST | Telangana
Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao is all set to create a record of sorts. The minister will be holding a non-stop 24-hour meeting with top Irrigation officials at Jala Saudha, the head office of  Irrigation Department, on Saturday. 
Pubs, bars under drug scanner

Pubs, bars under drug scanner

Jul 21,2017 , 02:29 AM IST | Telangana
Close on the heels of the ongoing probe into the drug racket busted recently in Hyderabad, pubs, bar and restaurants in star hotels have now come under government radar. The special teams of Telangana State Excise and Prohibition Department are investigation into the role of pubs in the spread of drug menace in Hyderabad. 
New policy to end parking woes

New policy to end parking woes

Jul 13,2017 , 02:28 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana government has brought into force a new ‘parking policy’ for all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), including the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), aiming to address the increasing vehicle parking woes in all municipalities in the state. 
Chicken prices soar as GST impacts indirectly

Chicken prices soar as GST impacts indirectly

Jul 11,2017 , 03:17 AM IST | Telangana
Despite chicken being taken off from the GST purview, the new tax regime has taken its cost to an all-time high. The cause of the price hike is attributed to the input costs in raising the poultry. 
GST to impact Telangana roads

GST to impact Telangana roads

Jun 25,2017 , 03:21 AM IST | Telangana
State Government's ambitious plan to develop double-lane road network connecting all mandals and four-lane roads in all district headquarters on the stretch of nearly 12,000 km were hanging in balance. 
KCR to uplift urban poor

KCR to uplift urban poor

Jun 21,2017 , 03:22 AM IST | Telangana
Buoyed by the overwhelming response to the schemes launched recently to strengthen the rural economy by reviving traditional occupations in villages, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has come out with new proposal to bolster economically poor by creating new avenues and revive extinct occupations in the urban Telangana.
Telangana suffers 500 cr revenue loss

Telangana suffers 500 cr revenue loss

Jun 17,2017 , 02:25 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana State has suffered nearly Rs 500 crore revenue loss as the Sub Registrars, who were the sole authority of the registration of lands and properties in every sub registrar office, exploited the discriminatory powers given to them in the finalisation of the market value of the lands during registration. 
Telangana fails to abide by High Court directive

Telangana fails to abide by High Court directive

Jun 14,2017 , 05:11 AM IST | Telangana
Notwithstanding the High Court orders, the State government has not yet created complete data base of the lands belonging to the Revenue, Endowments, Wakf Board and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to help the state Registration Department in curbing illegal registration of public properties. 
Lack of audit shocks all

Lack of audit shocks all

Jun 11,2017 , 03:14 AM IST | Telangana
No audit of land registrations was done since 2014 to ascertain the authenticity of the registrations. Revealing this, top officials of the Registration and Stamps Department told The Hans India that the audit of land registrations was suspended unofficially in Telangana since the creation of the new state.
Online land registration put on hold in GHMC limits

Online land registration put on hold in GHMC limits

May 30,2017 , 01:32 AM IST | Telangana
Online land registration has been put on hold in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits following the big land scam unearthed by state Registration and Stamps department in the city.
Temple grid to promote tourism

Temple grid to promote tourism

May 29,2017 , 04:53 AM IST | Telangana
Like in Tamil Nadu, historical temples which come under the purview of the Endowments department would soon get a facelift as the Telangana government has come out with a plan of action to promote “Temple Tourism” in a big way by forming a temple grid.
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.