AP’s new dictum to staff: Save power

AP’s new dictum to staff: Save power

Jun 27,2017 , 05:23 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The State government mandated various departments to implement power saving measures. According to the instructions, departments like municipal administration, panchayat raj, roads and buildings, transport, agriculture, RWS, rural development, transport, school education, higher education and others have to follow energy saving  systems.
Dalit associations demand arrest of accused

Dalit associations demand arrest of accused

Jun 27,2017 , 05:09 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Dalit associations demanded that the government should immediately arrest the accused, who were named in FIR in the social boycott incident that took place in Garagaparru village of Palakoderu mandal in West Godavari district.
Prohibitory orders still in force at Garagaparru

Prohibitory orders still in force at Garagaparru

Jun 27,2017 , 05:05 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
An uneasy calm prevailed in Garagaparru village of Palakoderu mandal in West Godavari district, following the exposure of social boycott of Dalits by upper caste people. Police forces are on duty round-the-clock in the village and the Section 144 CrPC prohibitory orders are in force for the second day on Monday. Police did not allow anyone to enter the village without proper identity card and Aadh
AP CM calls on Vanajeevi

AP CM calls on Vanajeevi

Jun 27,2017 , 04:54 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu called on the ailing Vanajeevi Ramaiah at the Care Hospital here on Monday.
Expedite Polavaram works as per schedule: Naidu

Expedite Polavaram works as per schedule: Naidu

Jun 27,2017 , 04:49 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu reviewed the progress of Polavaram works with officials at his residence in Undavalli on Monday.
AP CM releases Godavari water to delta

AP CM releases Godavari water to delta

Jun 27,2017 , 04:41 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu released water to Krishna delta from Krishna eastern canal head sluice near Prakasam barrage in Vijayawada on Monday. The Chief Minister released water after performing puja.
GST burden for farmers

GST burden for farmers

Jun 27,2017 , 04:38 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
With Goods and Service Tax (GST) coming into force from July 1, cultivation expenses are set to increase due to expected increase in price of fertilizers and pesticides. Farmers in delta region are a worried lot that they have to spend Rs 8,000 more for each acre from this kharif season due to implementation of GST.
Growing statue cult triggers turf wars

Growing statue cult triggers turf wars

Jun 27,2017 , 03:37 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The growing cult of statues in the Godavari deltla comes under the spotlight in the wake of a conflict between the Dalits and upper-castes  over installing a statue of B.R. Ambedkar in this village. 
Child safety at stake in Tirumala

Child safety at stake in Tirumala

Jun 27,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The case of nine-month old Chennakesava who was reportedly kidnapped by a gang on June 14 brings to the fore the safety of children at the shrine of Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple at Tirumala who is regarded as a saviour of people in distress. 
New Kurnool SP takes charge

New Kurnool SP takes charge

Jun 27,2017 , 03:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Gopinath Jatti on Monday assumed the charge as new District Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kurnool. Outgoing SP Ake Ravi Krishna welcomed Gopinath and handed over the charge to him. Ravi Krishna has been transferred to Vijayawada. Gopinath Jatti, a resident of Karabalavolu village of Nellore district, belongs to 2008 batch.
Party leaders try to woo Muslims

Party leaders try to woo Muslims

Jun 27,2017 , 02:43 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Politicians competed with each other to woo Muslims to their camps as by-election to Nandyal are around the corner. They took the opportunity of Ramzan to attract the attention of the Muslim voters. Crucial leaders of the TDP and YSRCP reached Nandyal turning where Muslims congregate to greet them on the occasion of Ramzan.
Plea to roll back 18% GST on hotels

Plea to roll back 18% GST on hotels

Jun 27,2017 , 02:37 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Hotels Association district president Mohan Gupta lamented that several hotels and restaurants may face closure with the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Supreme Court judge offers prayers at Tirumala temple

Supreme Court judge offers prayers at Tirumala temple

Jun 27,2017 , 02:34 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar offered prayers in the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara on Monday morning along with his family members. The judge was earlier received by Tirumala JEO KS Srinivasa Raju at the main entrance of the temple and had darshan of Lord Venkateswara.
App to help in medical emergencies

App to help in medical emergencies

Jun 27,2017 , 02:31 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Even though the 108 ambulance services are serving needy population during medical emergencies there has been no technological intervention to reach out to patients quickly. Even as employees of the services say that they have enough technical knowhow and manpower to handle cases on time, still there were sporadic incidents of deaths during transit because of delay.
New Nellore SP takes charge

New Nellore SP takes charge

Jun 27,2017 , 02:28 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
PHD Ramakrishna took charges as new Superintendent of Police (SP) at District Police Office (DPO) here on Monday. He worked previously as the SP of Kadapa district and the government has recently posted him to Nellore.
Religious fervour marks Ramzan

Religious fervour marks Ramzan

Jun 27,2017 , 02:24 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervor throughout the district. They mark Ramzan as the end of Islam’s holy month. The day began with prayers followed by feasts with friends and family members. In Tirupati, the main function was held at Eidgah opposite Sri Venkateswara University where Muslims in big numbers of all age groups assembled for prayers.
Taskforce teams to prevent fire mishaps

Taskforce teams to prevent fire mishaps

Jun 27,2017 , 02:19 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Taskforce teams have been formed in all 13 districts across the state to prevent fire accidents quickly said fire and disaster management wing additional director, PV Ramana. Speaking to newsmen at Srikakulam on Monday he said each taskforce team comprises 14 members and they are being provided training to rescue lives and property in multistoried buildings and highest locations during fire mishap
YSR Congress Party calls Sujay back door minister

YSR Congress Party calls Sujay back door minister

Jun 27,2017 , 02:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The leaders of YSR Congress Party have flayed the minister for mines and geology RVSK Ranga Rao has no moral right to criticise their party.
Rupees 20 lakh worth ganja seized

Rupees 20 lakh worth ganja seized

Jun 27,2017 , 02:09 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Vizianagaram police seized huge quantity of ganja while they were conducting random checking of vehicles in Jami Mandal of Vizianagaram district on Monday. Sub Inspector Raju informed that the police party conducted a check on the vehicles which were coming from Araku and found a suspicious vehicle at Lakshmi Puram village.
Archakas ‘beg’ to protest, seek support

Archakas ‘beg’ to protest, seek support

Jun 27,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
A large number of Archakas (temple priests) demanding the government for implementation of Supreme Court orders to pay salaries as per the Pay Revision Committee scales, on Monday conducted "begging protest" in the city.
Ramzan celebrated with fervour

Ramzan celebrated with fervour

Jun 27,2017 , 02:04 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Muslim communities in the city and in the district concluded their month-long Ramzan rituals and celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr on Monday with religious fervor and gaiety. The day began with Muslims attired in their best, offering prayers at mosques near Jagadamba Junction, Old-Town area, Akkayyapalem, Maddilapalem, Gajuwaka and few other places in the city.
National highways road accidents will be reduced soon: Dr Chittori Machiraju Trivikrama Varma

National highways road accidents will be reduced soon: Dr Chittori Machiraju Trivikrama Varma

Jun 27,2017 , 02:01 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Road accidents are alarming particularly on national highways explained new superintendent of police (SP) for Srikakulam, Dr Chittori Machiraju Trivikrama Varma.
100-yr-old reservoir a dumping ground now

100-yr-old reservoir a dumping ground now

Jun 27,2017 , 01:54 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Mudasarlova Reservoir, one of the main drinking water sources of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is grossly neglected by the authorities and it has not even taken up the clean and green activity around the reservoir.
Amalapuram MP calls for industrialisation

Amalapuram MP calls for industrialisation

Jun 27,2017 , 01:39 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Amalapuram MP P Ravindra Babu demanded increased industrial activity by oil companies, which were operating offshore in KG Basin. The MP suggested the companies to go for gas-based power plants, gas-based fertiliser units to provide employment to unemployed youth in the region.
Prices of vegetables shoot up at Rythu Bazaar

Prices of vegetables shoot up at Rythu Bazaar

Jun 27,2017 , 01:34 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Vegetable prices are increasing at the Vijayawada Rythu Bazaars making the common man think twice before he buys them. Prices of most of the vegetables, which are used daily like tomato, green chilli, coriander leaves, brinjal and carrot were on the rise when compared to the previous month.
We will be people-friendly:  Superintendent of Police for Prakasam district

We will be people-friendly: Superintendent of Police for Prakasam district

Jun 27,2017 , 01:32 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The new Superintendent of Police for Prakasam district, Bhusarapu Satya Yesu Babu took charge amidst blessings of priests and best wishes from colleagues on Monday morning in the District Police Office in Ongole.
Ramzan celebrated with fervour

Ramzan celebrated with fervour

Jun 27,2017 , 01:29 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Muslim fraternity in the Prakasam district celebrated the Eid-ul-Fitr, the Ramzan festival on Monday. The Edgahs at Ongole, Kanigiri, Darsi, Kandukur, Singarayakonda, Chirala and other places witnessed thousands of devotees who read out 'Takbir', heard 'Bayan' from the imam and participated in the Fitr prayers.
Krishna district trails in industrial development

Krishna district trails in industrial development

Jun 27,2017 , 01:21 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Krishna district has lagged behind in industrial development compared to other cities districts like Visakhapatnam, Nellore and East Godavari. Construction of ports and other infrastructure facilities have helped Vizag, Nellore and East Godavari to get rapid progress in industrial development front.
Centre nod for 30 new road-over bridges in State

Centre nod for 30 new road-over bridges in State

Jun 27,2017 , 01:14 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Roads & buildings minister Ch Ayyannapatrudu said that construction of 30 new road-over bridges (ROBs) in the state were approved by the Centre. Speaking to media at Jaggampata on Monday, Ayyannapatrudu said that Kasavaram and Samalkot ROBs in East Godavari district were also included in the list.
Ganta Srinivasa Rao assures quality education in govt institutions

Ganta Srinivasa Rao assures quality education in govt institutions

Jun 27,2017 , 01:11 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Efforts are being made to improve the functioning of the government educational institutions on par with the corporate institutes, said HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao.
Inquiry will be completed in two days, says  superintendent of police M Ravi Prakash

Inquiry will be completed in two days, says superintendent of police M Ravi Prakash

Jun 27,2017 , 01:01 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
West Godavari district new superintendent of police M Ravi Prakash said that a thorough inquiry would be conducted in two days on the social boycott incident at Garagaparru village of Palakoderu mandal and the report would be submitted to the SC-ST Commission.
Prohibitory orders still in force at Garagaparru

Prohibitory orders still in force at Garagaparru

Jun 27,2017 , 12:39 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
An uneasy calm prevailed in Garagaparru village of Palakoderu mandal in West Godavari district, following the exposure of social boycott of Dalits by upper caste people. Police forces are on duty round-the-clock in the village and the Section 144 CrPC prohibitory orders are in force for the second day on Monday. Police did not allow anyone to enter the village without proper identity card and Aadh
TTD agrees to give Rupees 2 lakh for deceased pilgrim’s family

TTD agrees to give Rupees 2 lakh for deceased pilgrim’s family

Jun 27,2017 , 12:36 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
TTD authorities have responded at last and agreed to sanction Rs 2 lakh to the family members of Kota Padmanabham, who died on Sunday after battling for life for 98 days, while in coma. He was allegedly beaten up by the TTD security guards near Mahadwaram. when he mistakenly entered women’s queue line on March 20.
Missing former MLA traced

Missing former MLA traced

Jun 27,2017 , 12:32 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Former CPI MLA Kunja Bhiksham, who was missing in Tirumala from June 24 evening was traced by Tirumala police near Karakambadi of Renigunta mandal 11km from Tirupati city, on Monday. He was reported missing while coming out of the temple after having darshan.
State government’s new dictum: Save power

State government’s new dictum: Save power

Jun 27,2017 , 12:27 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The State government mandated various departments to implement power saving measures. According to the instructions, departments like municipal administration, panchayat raj, roads and buildings, transport, agriculture, RWS, rural development, transport, school education, higher education and others have to follow energy saving systems.
Vishal Gunni takes charge as East Godavari SP

Vishal Gunni takes charge as East Godavari SP

Jun 27,2017 , 12:09 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Vishal Gunni took charge as SP of East Godavari district on Monday following the transfer of M Ravi Prakash. Speaking on the occasion, the SP said that his first priority is to ensure discipline in the police force. He said that he will not tolerate corruption in any form.
Biological E, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited in pact to make low-cost vaccines

Biological E, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited in pact to make low-cost vaccines

Jun 26,2017 , 11:53 PM IST | Business
Biological E Limited (BE), the city-based vaccine maker, on Monday announced a collaboration with Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited involving development and delivery of low-cost combination vaccines. Under the deal, BE will commercialise them in India, China and other low income countries, where ‘unmet public health needs exist’. It executed two licensing agreements with Takeda to ex
When Y V Reddy  offered Raghuram Rajan an RBI post

When Y V Reddy offered Raghuram Rajan an RBI post

Jun 26,2017 , 11:46 PM IST | Business
Eminent economist Raghuram Rajan was initially offered the job of deputy governor in the Reserve Bank of India which he did not accept, and a decade later he joined the central bank as a governor.
Reliance Industries Ltd to raise Rupees 25,000 crore via debentures

Reliance Industries Ltd to raise Rupees 25,000 crore via debentures

Jun 26,2017 , 11:42 PM IST | Business
Reliance Industries has sought shareholders' nod to raise Rs 25,000 crore through issuance of debentures on private placement basis to meet ongoing capital expenditures and general corporate needs.
House rents to fall by 10-20% in IT hubs

House rents to fall by 10-20% in IT hubs

Jun 26,2017 , 11:35 PM IST | Business
India's software and services hubs are expected to witness a 10-20 per cent reduction in housing rents over the next three quarters beginning July, as the IT sector experiences subdued sentiment, says a report.
Sterlite bags Kakinada Smart City order

Sterlite bags Kakinada Smart City order

Jun 26,2017 , 11:26 PM IST | Business
Sterlite Tech on Monday said it was selected as an implementation partner for Kakinada Smart City project. As the master system integrator for project, the tech firm will design, build and manage Kakinada Smart City over the next six years.
No TDS, TCS on government, e-commerce deals for now

No TDS, TCS on government, e-commerce deals for now

Jun 26,2017 , 11:21 PM IST | Business
With just five days to go for the roll-out, the government has postponed the provision relating to one per cent Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) and Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for two categories of deductors - government, including local authorities, and e-commerce companies and their suppliers.
Bank credit growth hits record low of 5% in FY17

Bank credit growth hits record low of 5% in FY17

Jun 26,2017 , 09:57 PM IST | Business
The record low bank credit growth of 5.1 per cent in FY17 was led by the top 1,000 listed corporates which saw their net loan outstanding decline by a whopping Rs 1 lakh crore in the reporting year, said a report.
Tragedy strikes marriage party

Tragedy strikes marriage party

Jun 27,2017 , 04:59 AM IST | Crime
Tragedy struck at a marriage function as the father of the bridegroom and his relative were electrocuted while erecting a flexi board at Janapadu village under Piduguralla mandal of Guntur district on Monday. 
Fill these wells of death

Fill these wells of death

Jun 27,2017 , 04:29 AM IST | Editors Desk
Despite the regular recurrence of incidents wherein children falling into the abandoned open borewells, nothing substantial has happened. The tragic death of Chinnari, an 18-month-old girl, reminds us of abysmal lack of commitment to implement even official orders. 
Why secrecy about note ban impact?

Why secrecy about note ban impact?

Jun 27,2017 , 04:22 AM IST | Hans
A citizen Ramswaroop sought to know under RTI: a) how many persons exchanged old notes for new notes at Pinto Park post office and also at 3 Wing Branch of post office in Air Force area in New Delhi during the period 08.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 after demonetisation; b) total amount of new currency issued for the period 08.11.2016 to 01.12.2016 from both the post offices;
RathYatra-2017 celebrated

RathYatra-2017 celebrated

Jun 27,2017 , 02:21 AM IST | Hans
The Rath Yatra festival was celebrated at NTPC-Ramagundam with religious fervor on Sunday. In the evening, as per the tradition, D K Dubey, ED-Ramagundam performed the Chhera Pahanra (sweeping of the chariot platform) before the commencement of the Rath Yatra. 
Ramzan celebrated

Ramzan celebrated

Jun 27,2017 , 02:16 AM IST | Hans
Local legislator Enugu Ravinder Reddy along with Congress in-charge Nallamadugu Surender, TDP leader O Subhash Reddy and activists of several parties offered prayers at a mosque in Yellareddy on Monday. 
Festive spirit grips Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet

Festive spirit grips Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet

Jun 27,2017 , 02:09 AM IST | Hans
Festive spirit gripped the tri-cities of Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet and all across the erstwhile Warangal district on Monday with thousands of Muslims offering special prayers at Mosques and Eidgahs celebrating ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’.
Awareness programme held on World Anti-Drugs Day

Awareness programme held on World Anti-Drugs Day

Jun 27,2017 , 01:58 AM IST | Hans
On the occasion of World Anti-Drugs Day, Indur Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, under the aegis of Akula Dharmabhai Charitable trust and Shashi Asociation organised an awareness programme for integrated development here on Monday.
Missing ex-MLA traced in Tirupati

Missing ex-MLA traced in Tirupati

Jun 27,2017 , 01:54 AM IST | Hans
Former MLA from Khammam district Kunja Biksham was traced in Tirupati by the Tirumala police on Monday. They found Biksham at Karakambadi in Tirupati.
Kaloji Narayana Rao Health varsity in doldrums

Kaloji Narayana Rao Health varsity in doldrums

Jun 27,2017 , 01:23 AM IST | Hans
Three years down the line from its inception, Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) in Warangal is yet to get its permanent premises. With yet another academic year round the corner, the varsity that functions from a makeshift office located on the campus of Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) is without required staff and infrastructure as well.
AFIS launched in Komaram Bheem district

AFIS launched in Komaram Bheem district

Jun 27,2017 , 01:13 AM IST | Hans
New Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and scanning software were launched in Asifabad on Monday. With the help of new software, the finger print of any accused may be obtained and could be uploaded directly to the central server. 
Revanth campaigns for TNTUC

Revanth campaigns for TNTUC

Jun 27,2017 , 01:03 AM IST | Hans
Telugu Desam Party state working president A Reventh Reddy participated in a rally taken out by the party trade union TNTUC (Telugu Nadu Trade Union Council), in Bhadrachalam on Monday.  
Woman among 3 held for peddling Ganja

Woman among 3 held for peddling Ganja

Jun 27,2017 , 12:57 AM IST | Hans
Rachakonda Special Operations Team police and Choutuppal police in a combined operation caught three Ganja peddlers, including a woman, during a regular vehicle check on National Highway and seized 12 kg of contraband worth Rs 1 lakh from their possession. 
Hans Impact: Nine borewell ducts closed in Kasimnagar

Hans Impact: Nine borewell ducts closed in Kasimnagar

Jun 27,2017 , 12:38 AM IST | Hans
The call given by The Hans India to close borewell ducts which were left uncovered has evoked good response from the villagers of Kasimnagar. 
Bhadradri witnesses heavy rush of devotees

Bhadradri witnesses heavy rush of devotees

Jun 27,2017 , 12:24 AM IST | Hans
With three consecutive holidays, a huge turnout of devotees was seen in Bhadrachalam on Monday.  More than 150 couples participated in the Nitya Kalyanam ritual on the temple premises and performed special pujas.
Officials in alert mode to tackle seasonal diseases in Khammam

Officials in alert mode to tackle seasonal diseases in Khammam

Jun 27,2017 , 12:15 AM IST | Hans
Though the showers of monsoon are heartily welcomed, they are also credited with spreading diseases, especially vector-borne. The stagnated water at various places becomes a breeding ground for several disease-causing vectors, especially the mosquitoes.
Prayers, congregations mark Eid celebrations in Nalgonda

Prayers, congregations mark Eid celebrations in Nalgonda

Jun 27,2017 , 12:10 AM IST | Hans
The Muslim brethren in three districts of Suryapet, Yadadri and Nalgonda celebrated the Eid-ul-Fitr (festival of charity) with pomp and piety on Monday. The Eid marks the culmination of fasting month of Ramadan.
Telangana Assembly Speaker travels in TSRTC bus to know people’s problems

Telangana Assembly Speaker travels in TSRTC bus to know people’s problems

Jun 26,2017 , 11:51 PM IST | Hans
Surprisingly, Legislative Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary travelled in an RTC Palle Velugu bus on Monday from Bhupalpally to Hanamkonda along with fellow commuters.
Opposition parties forgot days of Emergency: BJP

Opposition parties forgot days of Emergency: BJP

Jun 26,2017 , 11:45 PM IST | Hans
It was very sad that the Opposition parties had forgotten about the days of emergency imposed by the Congress government during its tenure, said BJP State General Secretary Gujjula Premendar Reddy. The party leaders along with the activists observed ‘Anti-Emergency Day’ here at Film Bhavan on Monday.
Dattatreya assures funds for developing Kolanpaka

Dattatreya assures funds for developing Kolanpaka

Jun 26,2017 , 11:35 PM IST | Hans
Central Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has urged people to maintain cleanliness in villages to create healthy environment. 
Congress condemns Speaker’s remarks against Opposition leaders

Congress condemns Speaker’s remarks against Opposition leaders

Jun 26,2017 , 11:22 PM IST | Hans
Senior Congress leader G Venkata Ramana Reddy came down heavily on Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary for his caustic remarks against the Opposition party leaders.
NITI Aayog proposes tax on agriculture income: pros & cons

NITI Aayog proposes tax on agriculture income: pros & cons

Jun 26,2017 , 09:28 PM IST | Hans
Taxing agricultural income has been an emotive subject in the Indian context. However, taxing agricultural income at minimal rates of about 5% can help rather than hurt our poor farmers.Finance minister Arun Jaitley has categorically stated that government has no plan to tax agricultural income. This followed a proposal by Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy to levy such a tax.
Bug spray chemicals can persist in homes for a year

Bug spray chemicals can persist in homes for a year

Jun 26,2017 , 09:24 PM IST | Hans
Chemicals present in bug- repellent sprays can linger in the dust in our homes for as long as a year, posing a health hazard - especially among children and pets - due to prolonged exposure to pesticides, scientists warn. Warmer temperatures can lead to a flurry of unwelcome guests to our house - flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps, bedbugs and lice.
Breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops

Breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops

Jun 26,2017 , 09:21 PM IST | Hans
A team of Australian researchers believes that they have made a breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops after being able to "close the pores" on leaves.
Video games can rewire your brain: Study

Video games can rewire your brain: Study

Jun 26,2017 , 09:17 PM IST | Hans
Playing video games can shape our brains and behaviour, boosting attention as well as causing neural changes similar to those seen in addictive disorders, say scientists. Video games are becoming more common and are increasingly enjoyed by adults. The average age of gamers has been increasing, and was estimated to be 35 in 2016.
Mysterious Mars-sized object lurking at edge of solar system

Mysterious Mars-sized object lurking at edge of solar system

Jun 26,2017 , 09:14 PM IST | Hans
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found evidence of an unknown, Mars-sized "planetary mass object" lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.
US top court revives Trump travel ban order

US top court revives Trump travel ban order

Jun 27,2017 , 04:05 AM IST | International
The U S Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight.
Ab ki baar Trump Sarkar: Donald picking up Hindi

Ab ki baar Trump Sarkar: Donald picking up Hindi

Jun 27,2017 , 03:08 AM IST | International
Donald Trump is learning Hindi words for the meeting with Prime Minister Modi... He will say Trump Sarkar welcomes Modi Sarkar," said Chicago industrialist Shalabh "Shalli" Kumar, who was considered the chief architect of the presidential candidate outreach to the Indian-American community last year. 
Will make India of your dreams

Will make India of your dreams

Jun 27,2017 , 03:04 AM IST | National
Asserting that positive environment has enveloped India under his regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the Indian Diaspora in the United States that he will fulfil all their dreams they have for their motherland. 
Tyson Gay misses out on World Campionships

Tyson Gay misses out on World Campionships

Jun 27,2017 , 04:10 AM IST | Sports
Former world champion Tyson Gay will not be able to compete at this year's world athletics Championships, after failing to reach the final of either of his preferred sprint events at the US athletics championships here.
Another BCCI jolt for Lodha panel

Another BCCI jolt for Lodha panel

Jun 27,2017 , 04:07 AM IST | Sports
In a move expected to further delay the implementation of Lodha panel reforms, the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday decided to form a committee for analysing how 'best and quickly' the principal Supreme Court order can be executed.
U-23 football coach paints gloomy picture

U-23 football coach paints gloomy picture

Jun 27,2017 , 04:05 AM IST | Sports
Indian football head coach Stephen Constantine rued the lack of "pathways" among various age-group sides in the country, which he said has often led to assembling of a team just a few days before a major tournament. Constantine said the U-23 team, which he is looking after at a national camp at the Ambedkar Stadium here, assembled just a few days prior to the continental qualifiers in Qatar mid n
LPGA tour high for Aditi Ashok

LPGA tour high for Aditi Ashok

Jun 27,2017 , 04:03 AM IST | Sports
Aditi Ashok secured a career-best tied 25th finish in LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship here on Sunday. Aditi totalled eight-under 208 with rounds of 70, 64 and 71.
Yashaswini Singh Deswal bags gold in 10m air pistol

Yashaswini Singh Deswal bags gold in 10m air pistol

Jun 27,2017 , 04:00 AM IST | Sports
Chandigarh's 20-year-old Yashaswini Singh Deswal was crowned Junior World Champion in the Women's 10m Air Pistol at the end of day two of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol, underway in Suhl, Germany.
India thump Windies

India thump Windies

Jun 27,2017 , 03:57 AM IST | Sports
India produced a strong all-round performance to thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Queen's Park Oval Stadium here on Sunday.
Aditya Mehta launches talent hunt programme

Aditya Mehta launches talent hunt programme

Jun 27,2017 , 03:53 AM IST | Sports
Asian Championship medallist para-cyclist Aditya Mehta has started his ambitious national training camp to scout promising para-athletes at the Border Security Force (BSF) Subsidiary Training Centre (STC) here.
Facebook takes on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube

Facebook takes on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube

Jun 27,2017 , 04:17 AM IST | Technology
Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
JNTU-H to check bunking of classes

JNTU-H to check bunking of classes

Jun 27,2017 , 05:26 AM IST | Telangana
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University of Hyderabad (JNTUH) has decided to implement biometric attendance system for post graduate students in its constituent and affiliated colleges from August 12.
Bowel-stirring stretch dots Bowenpally

Bowel-stirring stretch dots Bowenpally

Jun 27,2017 , 04:14 AM IST | Telangana
Roads are turning from bad to worse with rains battering the city at regular intervals. The stretches in Gunrock, Sikh Village, Hasmathpet and Old Bowenpally, which are riddled with potholes, are posing threat to road-users. 
Cinema ticket prices hiked

Cinema ticket prices hiked

Jun 27,2017 , 03:52 AM IST | Telangana
Cinegoers will have to shell out more money to watch movies in theatres as the state government has accorded permission to the theatre owners to hike the cost of tickets. Cinema theatres in GHMC, municipal corporations, municipalities and nagar panchayats can increase the ticket price by minimum of Rs 10 and a maximum of Rs 20 with immediate effect.
Fast of Ramzan ends with feasts

Fast of Ramzan ends with feasts

Jun 27,2017 , 03:49 AM IST | Telangana
Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramzan) was celebrated in both the Telugu States with religious fervour and gaiety on Monday. Lakhs of devout Muslims, irrespective of their age, thronged idgahs, mosques and open spaces in huge numbers and participated in special prayers to mark the conclusion of the holy month of Ramzan.
Gods seek RBI answer for prayers on junked notes

Gods seek RBI answer for prayers on junked notes

Jun 27,2017 , 03:43 AM IST | Telangana
With the old notes in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 being stockpiled in various temples in the State and the Reserve Bank of India yet to respond to their requests for exchanging them with new ones, the Endowments Department officials are now contemplating requesting the State Finance Minister to take the up the matter with the Centre.
Justice Suresh elected Indian Association of People's Lawyers president

Justice Suresh elected Indian Association of People's Lawyers president

Jun 27,2017 , 03:40 AM IST | Telangana
Justice H Suresh, a retired judge of the Bombay High Court, has been elected as the President of Indian Association of People's Lawyers (IAPL) at the fourth national conference of the national body held at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram on Saturday and Sunday.
Sirisha suicide Accused remanded in police custody

Sirisha suicide Accused remanded in police custody

Jun 27,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Telangana
The two accused, charged with abetting the suicide of makeup artiste Sirisha, were on Monday remanded in police custody. The police sought the custody of Vallabhaneni Rajeev Kumar and his friend Sravan Kumar for questioning them.
2BHK aims at self-respect for poor: Talasani Srinivas Yadav

2BHK aims at self-respect for poor: Talasani Srinivas Yadav

Jun 27,2017 , 03:31 AM IST | Telangana
As part of providing double-bedroom housing facility to the poor in the twin cities, Minister for Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Monday laid foundation stone for the construction of 162 houses at a cost of Rs 14 crore at Potti Sri Ramulu Nagar and Sri Lanka Basti in Bansilalpet area in his Sanathanagar constituency here.
TDP to hold Athmeeya Sammelan in all constituencies

TDP to hold Athmeeya Sammelan in all constituencies

Jun 27,2017 , 03:25 AM IST | Telangana
The TDP Telangana unit, which is trying to strengthen its base at the grass-root level, has decided to hold ‘Athmeeya Sammelans’ in all the 119 constituencies in the State.
Ramakrishnapuram lake spews foam

Ramakrishnapuram lake spews foam

Jun 27,2017 , 03:23 AM IST | Telangana
The heavy showers that lashed city in the past two days resulted in Ramakrishnapuram Lake foaming just like the Varthur Lake in Bengaluru. Inhabitants close to the Ramakrishnapuram flyover alerted secretaries of Resident Welfare Associations who gathered at the site on Monday. Ravi, a resident said the unbearable stench was already unbearable and now this foam has added to the woes.
New flats for lawmakers by Dasara festival

New flats for lawmakers by Dasara festival

Jun 27,2017 , 03:12 AM IST | Telangana
The construction of 120 flats intended for MLAs and MLCs will be completed by Dasara festival, according to officials of the Roads and Buildings. The construction of the flats was to have been completed by December 2016. But, there was delay due to various factors and it would take three more months to make the flats ready for occupation.
Health varsity ailing

Health varsity ailing

Jun 27,2017 , 03:04 AM IST | Telangana
Three years down the line from its inception, Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) in Warangal is yet to get its permanent premises. With yet another academic year round the corner, the varsity that functions from a makeshift office located on the campus of Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) is without required staff and infrastructure as well.