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Bring your A-Game on-board

Bring your A-Game on-board

Nov 19,2017 , 12:37 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Can poker become the next big league? This question is being asked rather seriously. Some say it is too ludicrous to contemplate but going by the numbers and popularity it is definitely gaining currency in India and in all seriousness is being looked at as a mind sport that can also garner a lot of eyeballs and money. As Poker Sports League (PSL) launches its Season 2
Farmers yearn for platform at Rythu Bazaar

Farmers yearn for platform at Rythu Bazaar

Nov 18,2017 , 03:48 AM IST | Telangana
Even as the Bharath Nagar Metro Station is getting finishing touches ahead of the inauguration on November 28, just beneath the station are close to 200 vegetable and fruit hawkers who are waiting with bated breath to get the 8X6 size platform at the newly constructed Rythu Bazaar. The Rythu Bazaar has 115 platforms.
Citizens clean up Fox Sagar

Citizens clean up Fox Sagar

Nov 12,2017 , 02:33 AM IST | Telangana
In a coordinated effort, the WWF-India, in association with the Telangana State Special Protection Force (TSSPF), Gitanjali School and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), thoroughly cleaned up the Fox Sagar Lake, also called Jeedimetla Cheruvu, near Kompally in the city on Saturday.
Techies raise alarm over rising layoffs

Techies raise alarm over rising layoffs

Nov 07,2017 , 02:51 AM IST | Telangana
Even as the number of petitions from employees against IT companies is growing by the day, retrenchment of employees continues unabated. In the July-September quarter, a total of 5,000 employees were removed from service in the twin cities alone, according to official data.
SCB revises building bylaws after 85 yrs

SCB revises building bylaws after 85 yrs

Oct 31,2017 , 03:07 AM IST | Telangana
Major changes are in the offing in building bylaws in Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) as revised bylaws were tabled in the SCB meeting here on Monday.
Rail passengers at providence mercy?

Rail passengers at providence mercy?

Oct 26,2017 , 02:55 AM IST | Telangana
It is true that there are fewer accidents on South Central Railway (SCR) compared to other divisions in the country. But the question that is haunting the people is: Are passengers just so lucky that no accident occurs on the line, going by the acute lack of safety staff.
Women engineering grads to steer Metro trains

Women engineering grads to steer Metro trains

Oct 21,2017 , 03:26 AM IST | Telangana
What is common between B Vanitha, Advaitha Reddy, Sonali Dayal, M Stella and Damera Krupa Darshini is that they are all lady loco pilots of the Hyderabad Metro Rail.
Vani & Veena full of life, celebrate 14th birthday

Vani & Veena full of life, celebrate 14th birthday

Oct 17,2017 , 03:17 AM IST | Telangana
Little by little, Vani and Veena, the conjoined twins have learnt to come to terms with their condition, a slow-dawning realisation. This was the feeling that one got on their 14thbirthday which they celebrated at the state-run children’s home at Ameerpet. The girls looked cheerful and soaked in the goodies and presents.
Vani and Veena full of life, celebrate 14th birthday

Vani and Veena full of life, celebrate 14th birthday

Oct 16,2017 , 10:11 PM IST | Commoner
Little by little, Vani and Veena, the conjoined twins have learnt to come to terms with their condition, a slow-dawning realisation. This was the feeling that one got on their 14thbirthday which they celebrated at the state-run children’s home at Ameerpet. The girls looked cheerful and soaked in the goodies and presents.
200 years on, Paigah tombs to get facelift

200 years on, Paigah tombs to get facelift

Oct 14,2017 , 03:19 AM IST | Telangana
The Paigah Tombs that are decorated in stucco work and represent Mughul, Greek, Persian, Asafjahi, Rajasthani and Deccani styles, have no parallel in the city in terms of style of architecture. However, now after almost 200 years, those historical relics are going to get a fresh lease of life. As part of the Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Union Tourism Ministry, these tombs come under the heritage
Libraries of Lashkar languish in neglect

Libraries of Lashkar languish in neglect

Oct 10,2017 , 03:57 AM IST | Telangana
Colonies are upscale, people are trendy, ambiance is pluralistic and history glorious; yet something is amiss. Yes, though everything looks spic and span, the plight of libraries in Secunderabad Cantonment is pitiable. Once prominent, the four major libraries are, in fact, crying for attention.
Streetlights in Cantt area A glowing danger

Streetlights in Cantt area A glowing danger

Oct 06,2017 , 03:47 AM IST | Telangana
The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) on an average received 40-60 complaints pertaining to street lights every day but, for the last few days, the SCB call centre is flooded with over 100 complaints from the cantonment residents.
Metro to be easel for Telangana culture

Metro to be easel for Telangana culture

Oct 05,2017 , 03:59 AM IST | Telangana
It is not just state-of-the-art technology that the Hyderabad Metro Rail is all about. It’s also about ‘poetry in concrete’, which Metro Rail boss NVS Reddy has been focusing on. Over 2,500 pillars on the 72-km stretch would be decked up with art work depicting the history and culture of Telangana State.
Train delays at outer signals pester passengers

Train delays at outer signals pester passengers

Oct 03,2017 , 02:17 AM IST | Telangana
Rail passengers, especially the ones who commute daily, are a harried lot as several trains are forced to stop at outer signals for want of space. Ravi Kiran, a 24-year-old professional who travels from Secunderabad Railway Station to Borabanda daily, says, “As trains are kept for long periods of time in outer signals, it has an effect on many other trains. Office goers are the worst affected.”
Horticulture farmers hit hard by imports

Horticulture farmers hit hard by imports

Sep 28,2017 , 01:46 AM IST | Telangana
Each time Ram, a software engineer, picks up a few Kiwi fruit from a plush super market in Himayatnagar, several horticulture farmers in Nalgonda, East and West Godavari and Guntur districts are affected in one way or the other. Kiwi is the fastest growing exotic fruit in India with growth rate of over 80 per cent annually. In 2016-17 alone foreign fruit imports touched close to 4.5 lakh tonnes at
Ailing Cantt Hospital to get healing touch

Ailing Cantt Hospital to get healing touch

Sep 26,2017 , 01:57 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana government has decided to seek funds under National Urban Health Mission scheme to upgrade the Cantonment General Hospital (CGH).
Mentally unsound, but better than many of us!

Mentally unsound, but better than many of us!

Sep 22,2017 , 02:27 AM IST | Telangana
Gesturing people to make way and stopping motorists until the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) bus passes, Devi, as she likes to call herself, could be passed off as a police constable but as one stops for a few minutes, one realises that her demeanour suggests there is something unusual.
A treat for tourists, history buffs at Golconda

A treat for tourists, history buffs at Golconda

Sep 21,2017 , 03:02 AM IST | Telangana
Tourists to the Golconda Fort have something new to explore. A 40-minute film on the history of Hyderabad that dates back to the Bahmani Sultanate to the present times and a museum with rare photographs of the Deccan region.
Boneyards of British beckon tourists from across the globe

Boneyards of British beckon tourists from across the globe

Sep 19,2017 , 03:47 AM IST | Telangana
The relics of the British Raj with graves in shapes of massive pyramids, memorial plaques and epitaphs reflect Secunderabad’s rich colonial heritage. The commonwealth graves, as they came to be known, are open air history books.
Abandoned plot turns amphitheatre

Abandoned plot turns amphitheatre

Sep 15,2017 , 04:42 AM IST | Telangana
It was an abandoned GHMC plot strewn with garbage and urchins in the vicinity making it their abode. This was in June. Today, the place at Balaji Hills, Boduppal resembles an amphitheatre with six steps, a performing area and an alluring wall decked with paintings of kids.
Skyways likely to dent cantonment revenues

Skyways likely to dent cantonment revenues

Sep 15,2017 , 04:33 AM IST | Telangana
Officials at the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) have gone into overdrive tabulating the loss that the civic body would incur following the State government’s plan for two skyways in the Cantonment. An elevated skyway from Jubilee bus station to Air Force station at Hakimpet and another skyway from Paradise to Bowenpally is planned as part of the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP).
Outcry gets shriller as locals fear loss of lung space

Outcry gets shriller as locals fear loss of lung space

Sep 12,2017 , 04:26 AM IST | Telangana
Clamour to stop the State government from constructing new Secretariat complex at Bison Polo Grounds is growing with each passing day and several citizens and NGOs are raising voices against the government’s move deprive Secunderabad of its lung space.
Green Sainikpuri heralds new wave

Green Sainikpuri heralds new wave

Sep 10,2017 , 02:55 AM IST | Telangana
They call themselves ‘Green Sainikpurians’ and live by the anthem ‘Green Sainikpuri’. Staying true to their name, 79 families got together and have taken to rooftop vegetable gardening in a big way. Each family gets 60-70 per cent of the weekly vegetable needs from the rooftop.
Lashkar’s age-old police stations wait for salvation

Lashkar’s age-old police stations wait for salvation

Sep 08,2017 , 04:38 AM IST | Telangana
The police stations built during the British era in the Secunderabad Cantonment are bursting at the seams and the Telangana Police Department’s request for allotment of land in the Cantonment area for building new stations are awaiting response from the authorities concerned.
Rosy days ahead for Secunderabad footballers

Rosy days ahead for Secunderabad footballers

Sep 05,2017 , 02:22 AM IST | Telangana
There is a sense of pride and pain as the former Indian football captain Victor Amalraj speaks of Secunderabad. Pride, for the place produced an array of Olympian footballers and pain as the maidans that gave international footballers is today a pale shadow of its former self. There was a time when as many as five players in the junior state team were from Bolarum and surrounding areas. “I still r
Big plan to turn hidden jewel a tourist spot

Big plan to turn hidden jewel a tourist spot

Sep 03,2017 , 03:10 AM IST | Telangana
In a welcome augury, people from Hyderabad are exploring other districts of Telangana as many a hidden jewel, be it waterfalls, caves and tourist spots are being discovered. The Telangana Government too is keen on developing places hitherto not on the tourist map.
Thanks to rains, groundwater level rises

Thanks to rains, groundwater level rises

Sep 01,2017 , 04:25 AM IST | Telangana
Incessant rains spell good tidings for Hyderabad. According to the latest statistics from the Groundwater Department of Telangana, on an average, groundwater level in Hyderabad increased by three metres. In August 2016, groundwater level was 8.73 metres below the surface of the ground (mgbl); the average for the district this August is 5.62 metres.
Parsis: Trusted traders with quirky sense of humour

Parsis: Trusted traders with quirky sense of humour

Sep 01,2017 , 03:14 AM IST | Telangana
Known for their quirky sense of humour and love for food, Parsis are regarded as honest businessmen. Parsis in the twin cities have made a mark in the fields of automobiles, confectionary, software and in the good old days even minted their own currency known as the Pestonshahi Sicca.
Military dues hit Cantonment works

Military dues hit Cantonment works

Aug 30,2017 , 02:40 AM IST | Telangana
The development works in Secunderabad Cantonment have taken a backseat due to lack of funds. The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) has to get dues to the tune of Rs 400 crore towards service charges from Military for extending various services.
IRIPA  strike disrupts ongoing railway works

IRIPA strike disrupts ongoing railway works

Aug 24,2017 , 03:39 AM IST | Telangana
Members of the Indian Railway Infrastructure Providers Association (IRIPA) have been on an indefinite strike since August 20 protesting against the imposition of the GST.