Author : T P Venu


Technological advancements help in spine surgeries

Technological advancements help in spine surgeries

May 25,2017 , 10:29 PM IST | Hans
On an average spine surgery departments in major hospitals receive 30-40 cases per day in the city but there is good news for patients suffering from spinal problems as the Navigation Assisted Spine Surgery (NASS) is helping people recover three times faster than the conventional method, thanks to modern equipment. 
Mukkaram Jah became a Nizam with liabilities

Mukkaram Jah became a Nizam with liabilities

May 19,2017 , 11:11 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
At the age of 23, Shahid Husain Zuberi was offered the job of controller of Chiran Palace. He knew very well that the previous 13 controllers could not survive for more than two years on the job and Mukarram Jah had said that he would be surprised if the young man survived for two months.
JNTU-H catches rain with geomembrane

JNTU-H catches rain with geomembrane

May 19,2017 , 03:25 AM IST | Telangana
In 2011, the JNTU campus would get 30 water tankers every day and the cost would run up to Rs 7 to Rs 8 lakh a year. Cut to May 2017, the university spread over 100 acres is now self-sufficient and no longer depends on water tankers. 
Staff shortage ails govt hospitals in Hyderabad

Staff shortage ails govt hospitals in Hyderabad

May 18,2017 , 02:05 AM IST | Telangana
For the past few days, sanitation workers at Gandhi Hospital, Osmania General Hospital (OGH), Government Maternity Hospital, Petlaburj and other hospitals are on strike as the workers have not been paid salaries since January.
Telangana cuisin at Salar Jung Museum

Telangana cuisin at Salar Jung Museum

May 14,2017 , 03:15 AM IST | Telangana
In a month’s time, visitors to Salar Jung Museum could well be enjoying Telangana cuisine in a brand new swanky restaurant that is coming up in a 2,200 sft space at the historic museum just beside the ticket counter inside the campus.
Hyderabad to get geospatial hub

Hyderabad to get geospatial hub

May 13,2017 , 03:43 AM IST | Telangana
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to open an outreach centre, a geospatial hub on the lines of T-hub to facilitate research and encourage young talent. The outreach centre is coming up in Jeedimetla which can house 100 researchers and entrepreneurs at a time.
Online shopping brings in a galore of consumer complaints

Online shopping brings in a galore of consumer complaints

May 06,2017 , 03:13 AM IST | Telangana
These days it is not the middle-age and the retired employee who is making the rounds to the District Consumer Forum office at Nampally but the younger lot, mostly college students, visit the forum with complaints of defective goods purchased online. 
Alarming fall in Cantonment groundwater levels

Alarming fall in Cantonment groundwater levels

May 03,2017 , 03:38 AM IST | Telangana
The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) officials during an inspection in SP Colony near Trimulgherry recently found two individual houseowners digging borewells. They were fined Rs 8,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. 
Freedom of speech bedrock for democracy: Ben Moussa

Freedom of speech bedrock for democracy: Ben Moussa

Apr 28,2017 , 05:29 AM IST | Telangana
A man who was a part of the quartet that toppled Tunisia’s long-time authoritarian President, Nobel laureate Abdessattar Ben Moussa, when speaks is hardly audible. But the steely resolve comes through as he speaks about democracy and freedom. 
Geology alumni pay back alma mater

Geology alumni pay back alma mater

Apr 23,2017 , 04:12 AM IST | Telangana
The Osmania University gave Rs 5 lakh to each department to give a fresh coat of paint to the buildings, but the Department of Geology was lucky as old students of the 1974 batch took it upon themselves to not only get the building painted but also took up repairs to the 57-year-old building.
OU emerging as hub for Afro-Asians

OU emerging as hub for Afro-Asians

Apr 22,2017 , 01:43 AM IST | Telangana
With each passing year, the number of foreign students is increasing in Osmania University. Till date students from 87 countries have studied at the university. Students from Maldives to Malawi, Somalia to Sudan are making their way to Hyderabad. 
OU teachers were on par with best in world

OU teachers were on par with best in world

Apr 21,2017 , 04:44 AM IST | Telangana
The very mention of Osmania University teachers lightens up the face of Dr S Chandrasekhar, director CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT). “If it was not for the inspiring lectures by Prof Siddanthi and Prof C V Ratnam, I would not have reached the position that I have. I owe it to Osmania University,” he says.
Bring back Albion bus: INTACH chief

Bring back Albion bus: INTACH chief

Apr 19,2017 , 03:46 AM IST | Telangana
The Albion bus that is kept at the Vijayawada Bus Station belonging to the Nizam period should be brought back to Hyderabad, said, P Anuradha Reddy, convenor, INTACH Telangana. 
Water, water everywhere, but no water at Lumbini Park

Water, water everywhere, but no water at Lumbini Park

Apr 15,2017 , 01:15 AM IST | Hans
Lumbini Park, one of the most frequented spots in the city, has no drinking water for visitors. There are three water coolers inside the Lumbini Park but all are defunct. On an average, 3,000 to 5,000 people visit the park every day and the number goes up to 10,000 on Sunday and public holidays.
Chicken pox cases on the rise in Hyderabad

Chicken pox cases on the rise in Hyderabad

Apr 12,2017 , 03:15 AM IST | Telangana
As temperature goes up, cases of chicken pox are also rising in the state. Chicken pox, also known as varicella is highly infectious and if unchecked may lead to high fever or pneumonia. Every year, the number of chicken pox cases rises during summer.
A boon in the making for mentally ill

A boon in the making for mentally ill

Apr 05,2017 , 03:53 AM IST | Telangana
The Mental Health Care Bill, when it becomes Act, is considered a watershed event in ensuring protection to the patients suffering mental illness. There are over 450 patients in the Institute of Mental Health and out of them a quite number of them are left in the lurch as there is no one to take care of them. 
Groundwater levels plummet in Hyderabad

Groundwater levels plummet in Hyderabad

Apr 02,2017 , 04:21 AM IST | Telangana
In spite of good rainfall last year, several areas in Hyderabad have seen a drop in the water table by a few metres. According to the latest records with the Groundwater Department, in Hyderabad district, Marredpally, Trimulgherry and Khairatabad are worst affected.
As bus shelters in Hyderabad go missing, citizens left in the sun

As bus shelters in Hyderabad go missing, citizens left in the sun

Mar 31,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Telangana
A bus shelter is the need of the hour at various places across the city. In the absence of any such facility, passengers including women, children and old people are seen waiting in the scorching sun. 
Ayah faces music for seeking bribe

Ayah faces music for seeking bribe

Mar 31,2017 , 01:09 AM IST | Telangana
After The Hans India brought to light the issue of bribery by the staff at Petlaburj Hospital in the report ‘Every work at Petlaburj Hospital carries a price tag’ published on Wednesday, the hospital authorities took credence and issued a memo to dayamma (ayah) Bhagyavathi who demanded Rs 800 from K Sampath, a resident of Lal Darwaza in the Old City.
Telangana govt hospitals flunk Down syndrome test

Telangana govt hospitals flunk Down syndrome test

Mar 23,2017 , 03:55 AM IST | Telangana
Down syndrome can be avoided if detected before a child is born by a simple test costing between Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000, but none of the government maternity hospitals conduct the test. Doctors say that at least the test could be done on high risk groups - especially with mothers who already gave birth to child with Downs. Within 20 weeks, doctors need to find out whether the fetus growing inside th
State Central Library set for digital makeove

State Central Library set for digital makeove

Mar 21,2017 , 04:55 AM IST | Telangana
There is a rare buzz at the 1891 constructed State Central Library these days. The staff has a spring in their step as the library has been selected as one among the 35 libraries across India that would be upgraded and ultimately merge with a national virtual library to serve and facilitate a comprehensive database on India and information generated in India in an open access environment on digita
Begumpet airport owes 16 cr to SCB

Begumpet airport owes 16 cr to SCB

Mar 16,2017 , 04:45 AM IST | Telangana
The Secunderabad  Cantonment Board (SCB) is trying every trick in the book to collect tax owed by the Begumpet airport. All these years the SCB had been sending notices to the Airport Authority of India (AAI), seeking payment of taxes owed by the Begumpet airport, but in vain. The tax dues now stand at Rs 16.36 crore.
Dignified send-off to departed souls

Dignified send-off to departed souls

Mar 16,2017 , 04:12 AM IST | Commoner
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving,” said Mother Teresa. 70-year-old Baba Michael, retired senior section engineer of South Central Railway lives up to Mother Teresa’s philosophy every day.
Hyderabad set to soak in organic colours

Hyderabad set to soak in organic colours

Mar 12,2017 , 05:01 AM IST | Telangana
People in the city are warming up to the use of organic colours for Holi festival. There is a growing awareness among denizens especially in the higher income bracket who are opting for the organic route. “There is no doubt that awareness has grown by leaps but the cost factor is putting off people from using organic colours,” says B V Srinivas Rao of Jagruti Abhyudaya Sangham.
Hyderabad sees spurt in Glaucoma cases

Hyderabad sees spurt in Glaucoma cases

Mar 09,2017 , 04:08 AM IST | Telangana
Fifteen new Glaucoma patients are diagnosed every day at the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and according to conservative estimates about 30 new cases come to light every day in the city. 
Caring hands come to stray dogs rescue

Caring hands come to stray dogs rescue

Mar 07,2017 , 05:20 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials could take a cue from women groups in the city in tackling stray dog menace. With summer setting in and impending rise in dog-bite cases, women groups across the city are extending a helping hand to GHMC in sterilisation and vaccination of canines.
Telangana Govt set to breath life into Siva temples

Telangana Govt set to breath life into Siva temples

Mar 05,2017 , 04:52 AM IST | Telangana
The decrepit temples in the state are all set to get a fresh lease of life as the Telangana Archaeology Department has embarked on a restoration mission. In the first phase, three temples in Jayashankar Bhupalapally district have been identified for restoration at a cost of Rs 2.6 crore.
Rare genetic diseases hard to treat

Rare genetic diseases hard to treat

Mar 01,2017 , 03:20 AM IST | Telangana
An aborted foetus was brought to the Centre for Cellular and Microbiology (CCMB) recently and the case history read thus: Due to repeated renal cyst and central nervous system (CNS) malfunction repeated abortions took place in a lady and the lips of the baby folded up to the nose. Dr Lakshmi Rao Kandukuri, principal scientist at CCMB had a problem; she wanted to know if there was a name to this ra
High-end stents vanish from market

High-end stents vanish from market

Feb 23,2017 , 04:14 AM IST | Telangana
All new generation stents have been withdrawn from the market following the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority’s (NPPA’s) order capping prices last week. 
Jayalalithaa’s Hyderabad house is in Sasikala’s name!

Jayalalithaa’s Hyderabad house is in Sasikala’s name!

Feb 16,2017 , 06:08 AM IST | Telangana
The house inside Radhika Colony in West Marredpally was always believed to be in the name of late AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, but it is, in fact, in the name of V K Sasikala.