Author : V Ramu Sarma


Puri first to face SIT

Puri first to face SIT

Jul 19,2017 , 03:36 AM IST | Telangana
Probe into the sensational drug case is set to begin from Wednesday. Popular film director Puri Jaganath will be the first one to be questioned. According to Excise and Prohibition Director Akun Sabharwal, barring Mumaith Khan all other would be appearing before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) between July 19 and July 28. 
A walkathon time for netas

A walkathon time for netas

Jul 12,2017 , 03:24 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Opposition leaders in Telangana seem to have been bitten by the padayatra bug, a few days after Jagan announced his walkathon.
Face action over phone use, teachers warned

Face action over phone use, teachers warned

Jun 25,2017 , 03:30 AM IST | Telangana
Stung by the continued use of mobile phones by teaching and non-teaching staff in government schools and colleges despite issuing instructions two years back, the government has now issued a circular to all the principals, to put an end to the practice of use of mobile phone during school and college hours and also install CCTV cameras in the school and college premises.
Telangana Govt to verify land registrations

Telangana Govt to verify land registrations

Jun 15,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Telangana
In the wake of land scams unearthed recently in Telangana, the State government has taken up a major exercise to identify the government lands which were gobbled by private persons through illegal registrations.
Govt mulls amending Registration Act

Govt mulls amending Registration Act

May 30,2017 , 04:22 AM IST | Telangana
Taken aback by the major land scam that surfaced on Sunday, the State government is now contemplating bringing in amendments to the Land Registration Act 1908 and make foolproof security system in the registration process.
Amit Shah coming to feel pulse in Telangana

Amit Shah coming to feel pulse in Telangana

May 14,2017 , 02:43 AM IST | Telangana
The BJP, which feels that the political situation in Telangana is now favorable for the party, has been evolving strategies to penetrate into rural areas of the state
Pawan ready to join JAC floated by Left

Pawan ready to join JAC floated by Left

May 12,2017 , 03:53 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Jana Sena Party led by actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan is keen jump on to the joint action committee (JAC) led by Left-wing parties and is willing to extend his support for any public cause. 
Ruling TRS keeps BJP, TDP away from BAC meet

Ruling TRS keeps BJP, TDP away from BAC meet

Apr 30,2017 , 02:35 AM IST | Telangana
The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) which met here on Saturday to finalise the business for the special session of the state Assembly to be held on Sunday kept two Opposition parties, the BJP and the TDP away from the meeting.
Doctors want curbs on cleaning agents access

Doctors want curbs on cleaning agents access

Apr 23,2017 , 02:53 AM IST | Telangana
Expressing concern over the increasing number of suicide attempts in the state by consuming corrosive chemicals like cleaning agents which consists of sulpheric acid, medics want a ban on their easy accessibility.
The varsity that captapulted Jaipal Reddy into politics

The varsity that captapulted Jaipal Reddy into politics

Apr 22,2017 , 04:24 AM IST | Telangana
The new generation knows S Jaipal Reddy as a learned man, an avid reader and a man of profound sensitivity, who never missed an opportunity to articulate the genuine hopes and aspirations of the masses, particularly farmers and the weaker sections of the society. 
Information commission becomes defunct in Telangana, AP?

Information commission becomes defunct in Telangana, AP?

Apr 21,2017 , 02:39 AM IST | Telangana
The decision of the Supreme Court upholding the High Court order setting aside the appointments of four State Information Commission members is likely to create new problems for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and end up in a peculiar situation where both the states may not have any Information commissioners and the commission becoming defunct. 
Legal reverses haunt KCR

Legal reverses haunt KCR

Apr 18,2017 , 03:01 AM IST | Telangana
To avoid possible pitfall in the bill to enhance reservations for Muslims from 4 per cent to 12 per cent, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had stated that he would constitute a strong legal team to fight the case in Supreme Court and would seek its intervention to direct the Union government to include it in Ninth Schedule of the Constitution.
GHMC still faces cash squeeze

GHMC still faces cash squeeze

Mar 30,2017 , 04:01 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) continues to be cash strapped despite approval of Rs 5,643 crore for financial year 2017-18 towards budget and will have to depend on extra budgetary resources like raising bonds and term loans.
Congress begins hunt for Bahubali

Congress begins hunt for Bahubali

Mar 19,2017 , 04:03 AM IST | Telangana
The AICC has launched a search for ‘Bahubali’ who can save the party and revive its political fortunes in the next elections in both the Telugu-speaking states. 
Governor silent on KCR’s key schemes

Governor silent on KCR’s key schemes

Mar 11,2017 , 03:44 AM IST | Telangana
KCR’s key promises fail to find a place in the customary address of Governor ESL Narasimhan to the joint session of Telangana Legislative Assembly and Council. 
Raw deal for women in Telangana

Raw deal for women in Telangana

Mar 08,2017 , 02:45 AM IST | Telangana
As the world gets ready to celebrate International Women’s Day, a look at the status of women in the political apparatus of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) makes for a bizarre read. Barring the lip service extended to aspects on women empowerment, the situation at the ground level remains deplorable and smacks of utter neglect of women. 
Telangana govt gives up on e-Wallet?

Telangana govt gives up on e-Wallet?

Feb 24,2017 , 05:04 AM IST | Telangana
The much hyped ‘TS e-Wallet’ which was to be introduced by the State government to encourage cashless transactions has been put in cold storage. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had announced the launch of TS e-Wallet immediately after the Union government had scrapped the circulation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes under the demonetisation scheme on November 8 last year. 
English lures more students

English lures more students

Feb 10,2017 , 04:07 AM IST | Telangana
It is a known fact that enrollment in government schools in the State is low and drop-out rate high but thanks to the proactive school management committees of government schools in the State; there has been a turn around with a spike in enrollment, this despite laxity on the government’s part to support them.
Gap between promise & delivery

Gap between promise & delivery

Jan 21,2017 , 04:12 AM IST | National
There seems to be a huge gap between the allocations made by the government and the expenditure incurred with regard to minority welfare.
Telangana plans air ambulances

Telangana plans air ambulances

Jan 18,2017 , 04:42 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana State Government is planning to introduce a chopper ambulance facility and the State Medical and Health department has taken up a study on the implementation of chopper ambulances in the European countries. 
Telangana State Stamps and Land Registration goes digital

Telangana State Stamps and Land Registration goes digital

Jan 11,2017 , 04:53 AM IST | Telangana
The Stamps and Land Registration department is set to become the first major revenue earning department in the State to introduce e-payments for all its transactions from February 1. 
Intense scrutiny awaits TRS

Intense scrutiny awaits TRS

Jan 01,2017 , 01:51 AM IST | Hans
With the term of the first-ever government in Telangana State having crossed the halfway mark, the honeymoon period for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)-led government is done and over with. It is a new beginning today.
e-sops for cashless deals planned

e-sops for cashless deals planned

Dec 23,2016 , 01:37 AM IST | National
Emulating the Union Finance Ministry which has come out with a slew of incentives to push cashless transactions a month after demonetisation, 
Demonetisation effect dips liquor sales

Demonetisation effect dips liquor sales

Dec 04,2016 , 03:11 AM IST | Telangana
Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes seems to be helping the Modi government in realisng the dream of Bapu to make India alcohol-free at least partially.
Government staff to get `10K in small change?

Government staff to get `10K in small change?

Nov 24,2016 , 12:35 AM IST | Khammam Tab
According to sources, the government is consulting with the banks over the issue. The banks have assured the government that they would consider the request. If the banks agree to meet the government’s demand then they would be setting up special salary counters in public sector banks.
Demonetisation dilemma haunts Naidu, KCR

Demonetisation dilemma haunts Naidu, KCR

Nov 21,2016 , 03:31 AM IST | News Analysis
Quite ironically, it is the rich who are more worried. Since the sudden announcement made 12 days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received both bouquets and brickbats. But the government has moved so fast and in such a sudden manner that it cannot retract its steps good, bad or otheriwse.
Telangana districts HQs plan put on hold

Telangana districts HQs plan put on hold

Nov 17,2016 , 04:09 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana state government’s ambitious plans to develop new districts as ‘growth centres’ may not fructify in the near future
Bahubali producers raided; 60 cr cash found

Bahubali producers raided; 60 cr cash found

Nov 12,2016 , 01:54 AM IST | Cinema
Film producers, jewellers, big retailers, stock market brokers, big garment showrooms, gold traders, high-profile doctors, corporate hospitals and industrialists have come under the radar of the Income Tax Department, following the Narendra Modi government's surgical strike on black money. 
Safety factored in new tourism policy

Safety factored in new tourism policy

Nov 11,2016 , 02:58 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana Government is tweaking the tourism policy and high on the agenda is safety. After the tragedy in Karnataka when two film stuntmen drowned in a lake during the shooting of a film, the government is taking no chances. 
GHMC to penalise, then raze illegal structures

GHMC to penalise, then raze illegal structures

Nov 02,2016 , 04:59 AM IST | Telangana
The department, which is keen to ensure that the new districts in Telangana do not grow in a haphazard manner, is now in the process of giving finishing touches to new guidelines to prevent illegal constructions.