Author : T P Venu


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.
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.