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Gonds still follow human branding

Gonds still follow human branding

Oct 21,2017 , 01:17 AM IST | Warangal Tab
The tribal community of Gonds in the Agency areas of the district follow a strange traditional practice of branding on the upper portion of the neck and on the abdomen with hot iron rods in the hope of getting rid of various diseases during the famous Dandari festival.
Drought-hit hamlet turns sylvan wonder

Drought-hit hamlet turns sylvan wonder

Oct 04,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Telangana
In a role reversal of sorts, farmers of Chityal Chintal Bori, who earlier worked as farm labourers in adjacent villages and sold firewood to support families, have grown in stature and now become employers, thanks to the revolution brought out by digging farm ponds.
No beds for nursing mothers,infants in RIMS Hospital

No beds for nursing mothers,infants in RIMS Hospital

Sep 23,2017 , 01:17 AM IST | Telangana
In violation of all norms, nursing mothers and newborns are forced to sleep on the floor in the RIMS Hospital here on account of non-availability of beds. With the mothers and infants being forced to sleep on the floor, they are exposed to infections.
Rampant smuggling of PDS rice to Maharashtra

Rampant smuggling of PDS rice to Maharashtra

Sep 14,2017 , 01:07 AM IST | Warangal Tab
The subsidised rice, meant for distribution among the poorest of the poor, of Mancherial and Nirmal districts is finding its way to Wirur in Maharashtra by train. PDS rice smuggling is going on unchecked as the officials allegedly look the other way.
Matka shattering people’s lives

Matka shattering people’s lives

Sep 13,2017 , 01:16 AM IST | Warangal Tab
Matka gambling is on the rise with each passing day as the matka mafia is giving out false hopes to people stating they would win huge amounts through gambling. As a result, gullible people are purchasing matka tickets only to realise later that their money completely was lost putting them in dire straits. They are getting addicted to gambling in the hope of winning next time which is making thei
Probe confirms misuse of Goddess Saraswati idol

Probe confirms misuse of Goddess Saraswati idol

Aug 31,2017 , 10:43 PM IST | Hans
A five-member team, led by Endowment Assistant Commissioner Srinivas, confirmed that the processional deity and the one that was used to conduct initiation into education at Devarakonda in Nalgonda district were the same, after conducting a thorough investigation at Gyanasaraswati temple here on Thursday.
Proud to serve mother land

Proud to serve mother land

Aug 14,2017 , 11:39 PM IST | Hans
When almost all the youth are dreaming about flying abroad and IT jobs with a great pay package, here the youth of Narsapur village thinks of only one career – that is army, defence and police departments. Narsapur village is in Ichoda mandal of Adilabad district.
Demand to sack Basara priest

Demand to sack Basara priest

Aug 08,2017 , 05:30 AM IST | Telangana
Devotees staged a dharna on Monday in front of Goddess Saraswati temple Executive Officer’s office protesting against taking the processional deity of the Goddess to Devarakonda village in Nalgonda district, crossing the inter-district borders on August 4.
Pink bollworm attack panics Bt Cotton farmers

Pink bollworm attack panics Bt Cotton farmers

Aug 03,2017 , 01:15 AM IST | Hans
The very word - pink bollworm - is sending shivers down the spine of cotton farmers, who had earlier faced trouble with gram caterpillar and tobacco caterpillar, prior to the advent of Bt Cotton. 
Nirmal puts brakes on paddy farming

Nirmal puts brakes on paddy farming

Aug 02,2017 , 12:57 AM IST | Hans
With drought-like situation prevailing in the district due to lack of rain even during the current monsoon, no paddy sowing operations have been taken up in the ayacut under the Kadem and SRSP projects. This situation is causing anxiety among farmers. Even in the case of crops farmers are utilising the sowings as fodder for the cattle.
Ganja smuggling on the rise in Adilabad district

Ganja smuggling on the rise in Adilabad district

Jul 18,2017 , 02:16 AM IST | Hans
Two ganja smuggling cases have been registered in a span of one week and 22 kg of ganja was seized from Chittidari in Khanapur during an excise raid. 
Compensation sought for spurious soya seeds

Compensation sought for spurious soya seeds

Jul 14,2017 , 01:22 AM IST | Hans
The farmers’ associations in the district demanded compensation of Rs 25,000 per acre to the soya farmers, who incurred loss due to spurious seeds. 
Ghost scares away hostel inmates

Ghost scares away hostel inmates

Jul 12,2017 , 04:55 AM IST | Telangana
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyala (KGBV) at Koutala of Komaram Bheem district wore a ghost town look with parents taking out their wards linking the recurring food poisoning cases in the hostel to some paranormal activity.
42 inmates of KGBV taken ill in Asifabad

42 inmates of KGBV taken ill in Asifabad

Jul 10,2017 , 11:15 PM IST | Hans
In a case of food-poisoning, 42 inmates of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) hostel at Koutala in Asifabad district suffered from dehydration on Monday and were immediately rushed to primary health centers in Koutala and Sirpur-T where doctors declared them out of danger. 
RIMS plagued by series of problems

RIMS plagued by series of problems

Jul 06,2017 , 01:07 AM IST | Hans
The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital is plagued by a series of problems, causing inconvenience to patients. Several doctors, including the medical officer are irregular in coming to the hospital and the patients have been demanding the State government to take appropriate steps and ensure that medical officers give priority to hospital work over their private practice. 
437 schools on the verge of closure

437 schools on the verge of closure

Jun 28,2017 , 11:14 PM IST | Hans
As many as 437 schools in the Tribal areas in the district are on the verge of closure due to less strength of students. It is alleged that irresponsible attitude of the teachers not showing interest in teaching in remote agency areas has led to the increase in dropouts. 
Official apathy proves fatal for Class VIII girl

Official apathy proves fatal for Class VIII girl

Jun 21,2017 , 01:46 AM IST | Hans
In a freak mishap, an inmate of tribal welfare hostel at Lakhmapur, Sumalata, accidentally fell into a ditch dug by the Mission Kakatiya contractor on Monday and died while she was returning to the hostel after answering the call of nature. 
Sheep distribution scheme first phase in Adilabad

Sheep distribution scheme first phase in Adilabad

Jun 20,2017 , 02:21 AM IST | Hans
The State government’s prestigious scheme to distribute sheep to the Golla, Kurma communities will begin from Tuesday. Beneficiaries were already identified at the village level. 
Coal production hit in underground mines

Coal production hit in underground mines

Jun 16,2017 , 03:01 AM IST | Telangana
The SCCL workers’ strike on the first day on Thursday impacted coal production in underground mines, while it has no impact on coal production in the opencast mines. 
Rain wreaks havoc in erstwhile Adilabad district

Rain wreaks havoc in erstwhile Adilabad district

Jun 16,2017 , 01:40 AM IST | Hans
A washer woman, Shankaramma (55), was killed in Jannaram mandal of Mancherial district and three others sustained grievous injuries in Basara mandal of Adilabad district when lightning struck them on Thursday. 
Chenaka-Korata Barrage works at a snail’s pace

Chenaka-Korata Barrage works at a snail’s pace

Jun 14,2017 , 05:35 AM IST | Telangana
Construction of the Chenaka-Korata Barrage across River Penganga has been proceeding at a snail’s pace with completion of 60,000 cubic meters of cement concrete works, against the targeted 80,000 cubic meters, erection of only 16 crest gates up to foundation level, against the 22 gates, digging up to 2 km for the main canal against the proposed 3.36 km distance.
Indravelli villagers keep drought at bay

Indravelli villagers keep drought at bay

Jun 07,2017 , 03:23 AM IST | Telangana
With the implementation of water conservation measures as part of the NREGA on a war-footing, farmers in the Agency mandal of Indravelli have kept drought at bay. They are cultivating three crops a year under open wells and farm ponds. 
Live-in relationship drove two teachers to end life?

Live-in relationship drove two teachers to end life?

Jun 06,2017 , 03:45 AM IST | Crime
Live-in relationship was stated to be the cause for the suicide of Harisha and Harita, private school teachers, whose bodies were found floating in the tank in Maskapur village on Sunday.  
Multanis denuding Kawal tiger sanctuary

Multanis denuding Kawal tiger sanctuary

Jun 03,2017 , 03:48 AM IST | Telangana
They carry sharp and lethal weapons. They do not think twice to attack anybody if they are accosted. They are ferocious in their activity. They smuggle valuable teak timber from Kawal tiger sanctuary. The Forest officials are helpless without guns and the police remain mute spectators due to political pressure.
46 women missing cases in Adilabad

46 women missing cases in Adilabad

Jun 01,2017 , 11:22 PM IST | Hans
Trafficking in women has been going on in the Agency areas of the district unchecked if the 46 missing cases of women registered with various police stations in the district are any indication. It may be recalled that recently a widow, Lalita, was sold to a Gujarati by her relatives for Rs 1.80 lakh. 
In-laws sell widow to traffickers

In-laws sell widow to traffickers

Jun 01,2017 , 03:57 AM IST | Telangana
Suddenly, one day Lalita called up her brother Jagadish stating that she is now in Gujarat and her in-laws and brother-in-law Arjun Chauhan sold her away for Rs 1.8 lakh. She appealed to him to come to her rescue as she is being tortured.
Fate of 314 govt schools hangs in balance

Fate of 314 govt schools hangs in balance

May 19,2017 , 01:01 AM IST | Hans
In the name of rationalization, about 314 government schools are facing the threat of closure in Adilabad, Nirmal and Asifabad districts as the strength of students in these is less than 20.
Nirmal Fruit traders using carbide to ripen mangos

Nirmal Fruit traders using carbide to ripen mangos

May 16,2017 , 01:57 AM IST | Hans
Notwithstanding the warning by the government and raids by officials, the fruit traders throughout the district have been extensively using carbide to ripen fruits, thereby playing with the health of consumers. 
Sand smuggling continues unabated in Nirmal

Sand smuggling continues unabated in Nirmal

May 12,2017 , 11:31 PM IST | Hans
National Highway No 322 between Dharmabad and Nirmal is the busiest way between Maharashtra and Telangana. The busy is not pertaining to regular traffic but to the sand-laden trucks.
Pulling vultures back from brink

Pulling vultures back from brink

Apr 15,2017 , 03:23 AM IST | Telangana
Vultures, which are also known as scavengers, are almost extinct across the country.The Telangana State Biodiversity Board has identified that these avian species are on the verge of extinction in the two Telugu-speaking States.