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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.
Salar Jung Museum’s Children’s & Coins Gallery opens today!

Salar Jung Museum’s Children’s & Coins Gallery opens today!

Aug 20,2017 , 11:57 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
The much awaited ‘Children’s and Coins Gallery’ that was conceived three years ago is finally ready and will be thrown open to visitors of the Salar Jung Museum (SJM) on Monday.
Call to stop use of firewood in OU hostels

Call to stop use of firewood in OU hostels

Aug 13,2017 , 03:06 AM IST | Telangana
There is something for nature enthusiasts to cheer about. In the recently submitted biodiversity report of Osmania University campus by the Wildlife Biology & Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, shows that the university still has a good biodiversity.
Meet the woman who mobilised citizens for repair of potholes

Meet the woman who mobilised citizens for repair of potholes

Jul 25,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Commoner
“It was an impulsive decision that struck a chord with fellow citizens. In a matter of a few hours, several friends and their friends gave their consent for shramdaan,” says GershanBam boat, 64 a resident of Sainikpuri.
Monsoon bounty goes waste

Monsoon bounty goes waste

Jul 21,2017 , 02:37 AM IST | Telangana
While Hyderabad is inundated, neither the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) nor the Water Board officials can say how much storm water or surface run-off in a given area is going a-begging. Officials though are certain that 90 per cent of the rainwater is wasted and does not percolate to recharge groundwater.
Hop On Hop Off buses get makeover; hit roads again

Hop On Hop Off buses get makeover; hit roads again

Jul 20,2017 , 03:59 AM IST | Telangana
The ‘Hop on Hop off’ bus service, designed to cover historic and tourist destinations, was relaunched on June 2 by deploying plush buses painted in red and with stickers of popular monuments. 
Alt+ctrl+del to life not an answer

Alt+ctrl+del to life not an answer

Jul 15,2017 , 03:17 AM IST | Telangana
Techie Gopalkrishna Guruprasad’s suicide worrying over job security in Pune is a major cause for worry say psychiatrists. In Hyderabad, there are close to 5 lakh employees working in the IT and ITeS sector and a quite a number are depressed. Dr Purnima Nagaraja, consultant psychiatrist, says she gets at least five IT employees every week who suffer from depression.
Drive on this road nightmarish

Drive on this road nightmarish

Jul 14,2017 , 03:33 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The stretch from the KV School towards Gough Road just after Army Public School, Ramakrishnapuram is a nightmare for commuters. It lies in front of the National Security Guard (NSG) unit and seems to be a no-man’s land.
INTACH roots for protection of forest and wildlife

INTACH roots for protection of forest and wildlife

Jul 11,2017 , 05:35 AM IST | Telangana
The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is expanding its activities to forest and wildlife protection in Telangana. INTACH has its chapters in all major cities in the country with  focus on protecting monuments. The Hyderabad chapter, probably for the first time, is expanding its focus.
Hyderabad sees spike in knee surgeries

Hyderabad sees spike in knee surgeries

Jul 07,2017 , 04:30 AM IST | Telangana
With the steady increase in the number of obesity cases, the number of total knee replacements is also increasing. In the past, people above the age of 60, used to go for total knee replacement. But in recent years, due to increased awareness, rise in obesity and desire to lead a quality life, people even in their mid 40s are going for knee replacement.
After every festival, more religious structures come up on roads

After every festival, more religious structures come up on roads

Jul 07,2017 , 03:01 AM IST | Telangana
Notwithstanding the public outcry and even a HC order on removal of religious structures on roads, every year, a few more structures rise from nowhere on the middle of road. 
Viral fever in the air

Viral fever in the air

Jun 30,2017 , 02:57 AM IST | Telangana
The nip in the air is conspicuous and so is the rising number of patients to government and private hospitals. Thanks to the recent spell of rains it created congenial conditions for viruses to spread menacingly.
Child marriages a blot on Telangana

Child marriages a blot on Telangana

Jun 28,2017 , 04:27 AM IST | Telangana
Laxmi, 15, a tenth class student from Kothapalem, Dharoor mandal, Gadwal district, is a lucky girl for she escaped marriage to a three-times older person two months ago due to the timely intervention of an NGO. 
Haleem lovers in Hyderabad devour delicacy worth 600 crore

Haleem lovers in Hyderabad devour delicacy worth 600 crore

Jun 27,2017 , 05:40 AM IST | Telangana
Satiated, done and dusted, haleem-lovers in Hyderabad would have to wait for another year for what has now become an annual ritual of haleem hopping but thanks to their loyalty, the delicacy sale has hit a new high and crossed Rs 600-crore mark this year.
Centre clears defence land for MMTS

Centre clears defence land for MMTS

Jun 24,2017 , 02:47 AM IST | Telangana
In what can be termed as a major breakthrough in the Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) Phase II project, the Union Defence Ministry has directed the Local Military Authority (LMA) to complete the process of handing over defence land for MMTS project.
Schoolbags still weigh students down

Schoolbags still weigh students down

Jun 20,2017 , 04:27 AM IST | Telangana
The new academic season is underway but the solution to an old problem persists. Students are still burdened with heavy schoolbags. After lugging these heavy loads of books, most of the students have to sit on benches without back support for the entire day. This is taking a toll on schoolchildren.
IICT working on once-a-week diabetic pill

IICT working on once-a-week diabetic pill

Jun 15,2017 , 02:54 AM IST | Telangana
Millions suffering from diabetes, who are popping pills and injecting insulin, may be freed from the daily chore. Scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) are working on a drug that can regulate the glucose level in the body and patients instead of popping the pill daily would need to just pop it once a week.