Author : T P Venu


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All new generation stents have been withdrawn from the market following the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority’s (NPPA’s) order capping prices last week.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.
Outsourcing love letters for Valentine’s Day!

Outsourcing love letters for Valentine’s Day!

Feb 14,2017 , 03:46 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
A romantic composition as a Valentine’s Day gift, written by a stranger sitting in a different city and could not be thought of in the past, is now a reality. 
Cancer patients flood MNJ Hospital

Cancer patients flood MNJ Hospital

Feb 05,2017 , 05:06 AM IST | Telangana
Every day about 50 new cancer patients are diagnosed at the MNJ Cancer Hospital and close to 1,000 patients are added every month to the list who are getting treatment at the hospital. With no district level cancer units and no hospital in Andhra Pradesh to treat cancer patients, people from both the Telugu-speaking states depend on MNJ hospital.
Rail passengers blink on Clean My Coach app

Rail passengers blink on Clean My Coach app

Feb 03,2017 , 05:20 AM IST | Telangana
Rail passengers always complain about unhygienic coaches but they are too complacent to call “On Board Housekeeping Service” (OBHS) to clean the coaches. A simple SMS is all that is required, but statistics prove that Indians prefer not to beckon the cleaning staff.
Railway sahayaks see  a ray of hope ahead

Railway sahayaks see a ray of hope ahead

Jan 31,2017 , 04:22 AM IST | Telangana
Railway porters, who were rechristened sahayaks in the last year’s budget, are expecting change in their lives when the 2017 budget is on Tuesday.
A call of the wild: Singapore zoo

A call of the wild: Singapore zoo

Jan 28,2017 , 11:01 PM IST | Hans
The Singapore zoo with its emphasis on ‘open and natural habitat’ reinforces the growing trend of watching animals in the wild and allows visitors to get up and close with the animals
Tree tag to bamboo affecting its potential

Tree tag to bamboo affecting its potential

Jan 27,2017 , 03:26 AM IST | Telangana
The same can be brought at half the price from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh but thanks to archaic laws, cumbersome regulations and the stronghold of the Forest department, people in the bamboo sector are left in the lurch for no fault of theirs.
Two New routes to Pandava caves found

Two New routes to Pandava caves found

Jan 19,2017 , 02:02 AM IST | Commoner
Interestingly, the tour threw up a lot of new findings including two new routes to the famous Pandava caves. Kompelli Venkat Goud said on Tuesday.
Megalithic code deciphered

Megalithic code deciphered

Jan 17,2017 , 05:59 AM IST | Telangana
In what can be termed as a major breakthrough in exploring India’s megalithic culture, the Telangana Department of Archaeology and Museums and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have cracked the centuries old question of who were the original inhabitants of the land or human groups which migrated outside India. 
NRIs left high & dry over demonetised notes

NRIs left high & dry over demonetised notes

Jan 12,2017 , 02:03 AM IST | Telangana
Caught off-guard, that is the predicament of Non-resident Indians (NRIs) who landed in India between December 30, 2016 and January 1, 2017. 
The return of traditional manja

The return of traditional manja

Jan 09,2017 , 12:43 AM IST | Hans
With the ban on Chinese dor (a sharp, glass powder-coated nylon manja) traditional manja makers in the city are a happy lot. After a gap of almost six to eight years, business is looking up. Rahim, a manja maker at Dabeerpura says, “When the Chinese manja entered the market a few years
Manipur calling!

Manipur calling!

Jan 07,2017 , 11:22 PM IST | Hans
Such damningly spine-chilling diatribe may have made a normal person to think twice before even contemplating taking the flight into the ‘seemingly’ bizarre region.
Veena,Vani spend first day at new home sans hiccups

Veena,Vani spend first day at new home sans hiccups

Jan 03,2017 , 05:10 AM IST | Telangana
For the first time since 2006 the conjoined twins Veena and Vani spent a night outside Niloufer Hospital. 
Anglo-Indians descend on Hyderabad for Christmas

Anglo-Indians descend on Hyderabad for Christmas

Dec 22,2016 , 02:02 AM IST | Telangana
Anglo-Indians from the twin cities might have left to England, Canada, Australia and other countries in the 70s and the 80s but their heart lies in the bylanes of South Lalaguda, Gun Foundry and Mettuguda. Every year, families make it to the city to spend Christmas with relatives and friends.
Old-age homes only respite in twilight years

Old-age homes only respite in twilight years

Dec 17,2016 , 05:36 AM IST | Telangana
In a fast-changing world, the elderly are increasingly losing their reverential status as family patriarchs. With nuclear families and migration becoming the norm rather than an exception, especially in urban areas, most of the elderly are left to fend for themselves.
Thanks a lot, Vijaya Sir

Thanks a lot, Vijaya Sir

Dec 16,2016 , 11:17 PM IST | Hans
Hyderabad cricket will not be the same any more. There was grief all around when news spread about the passing away of Vijaya Paul, a copybook batsman who established himself as an outstanding player of spin and swing.
Valley Views in Gangtok

Valley Views in Gangtok

Dec 10,2016 , 10:54 PM IST | Hans
I had missed watching the Teesta River, which flows through cities of Rangpo and Kalimpong on my way up to the Sikkim capital as we travelled at night and was eager not to miss one of the best sights of Gangtok.
Hospitals push artificial milk despite risks to newborns

Hospitals push artificial milk despite risks to newborns

Dec 09,2016 , 06:40 AM IST | Telangana
Newborns should not be given artificial milk for the first six months except under rare circumstances, says the World Health Organization.  Yet, the pernicious practice of giving artificial baby milk (ABM) to newborn babies is going on unabated in government as well as private hospitals.
Yadadri MMTS gets pittance from Telangana govt

Yadadri MMTS gets pittance from Telangana govt

Dec 08,2016 , 12:34 AM IST | Telangana
All the tall claims of extending the Multi Modal Transport System (MMTS) Phase II to Yadadri notwithstanding, the ground reality is that the project that started with much fanfare in 2014 with an estimated cost of Rs 816.55 crore and was expected to be completed by December 2017 is moving at snail’s pace.
SCR eyeing HCL land for Cherlapally railway terminal

SCR eyeing HCL land for Cherlapally railway terminal

Dec 05,2016 , 05:39 AM IST | Telangana
According to sources, the South Central Railway (SCR) has sent a detailed proposal to the Railway Board highlighting plans to take over 327 acres of Hindustan Cables Limited (HCL) for the purpose.
SCB nets 9 crore tax collection

SCB nets 9 crore tax collection

Nov 28,2016 , 11:48 PM IST | Hans
Terming Rs 9 crore tax collections as windfall may not seem too big but, when one considers the low tax collections that the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) is used to, officials are more than happy. 
With little effort, darkness in life avoidable

With little effort, darkness in life avoidable

Nov 23,2016 , 03:25 AM IST | Telangana
Of the 37 million blind in the world, 15 million are in India. One among the three blind persons in the world lives in India, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics.
Online sales take a toll on pharmacies

Online sales take a toll on pharmacies

Nov 11,2016 , 02:27 AM IST | Telangana
Brick and mortar medical shops are crying foul as online pharmacies are eating into their business.
Not so lovable lantana

Not so lovable lantana

Nov 05,2016 , 02:34 AM IST | Commoner
Looks can be deceiving they say, the same goes with lantana, the flower clusters that come in a range of mixed colours- red, orange, yellow, white and violet are pleasing to the eye but bad for biodiversity.
Hyderabad traffic crawls below 10 kmph

Hyderabad traffic crawls below 10 kmph

Nov 01,2016 , 03:53 AM IST | Telangana
Traffic in Hyderabad is moving below 10 km per hour, the first time that the movement of traffic is so slow in its 425-year-old history. In 2010, Centre for Environment Studies study put the average speed of traffic movement at 10 km per hour, in 1981 it was 18 km per hour. 
Medical record woes ail govt hospitals

Medical record woes ail govt hospitals

Oct 27,2016 , 04:47 AM IST | Telangana
Have you been wondering how many deaths took place due to dengue this year? You will not get an answer as none of the hospitals in the city share data with the District Medical and Health Office (DM&HO). While government hospitals have medical and records section, maintaining records is the last thing that the department does.
Old world charm of Railways bungalows

Old world charm of Railways bungalows

Oct 27,2016 , 02:19 AM IST | Hans
Hidden behind eight to ten feet walls, one hardly gets to notice these bungalows. Constructed in typical British colonial style with high wooden ceilings and simple lines, these architectural beauties have endured the test of time for over a century. 
Dists rejig may hit flora, fauna

Dists rejig may hit flora, fauna

Oct 24,2016 , 02:24 AM IST | Telangana
As per the national wildlife action plan and Supreme Court orders, all wildlife sanctuaries need to be under a unified command which means the activities of a sanctuary come under the wildlife management division under the supervision of chief wildlife warden. The danger of not having a unified command could have
Toddy tappers in dire straits

Toddy tappers in dire straits

Oct 22,2016 , 03:53 AM IST | Telangana
Abagoni Ramakrishna, 27 of Kalimera village, the epicentre if one may call for toddy tapping in Telangana, is a distraught man for he throws away 10 to 12 bottles of toddy every day as there are no takers. Ramakrishna is not alone there are 10 lakh other toddy tappers like him in Nalgonda who throw away a lot of toddy every evening.

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