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Do not divert MGNREGS funds: Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar

Do not divert MGNREGS funds: Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar

Aug 24,2017 , 04:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar instructed the officials to ensure that funds allotted for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) were not diverted to other needs and paid as advances.
High Court to deliver verdict on super speciality admissions today

High Court to deliver verdict on super speciality admissions today

Aug 24,2017 , 03:59 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The division bench of the High Court at Hyderabad comprising Justice V Ramasubramanian and Justice T Rajani on Wednesday reserved for orders on the batch of writ petitions relating to the controversy over admissions into medical super speciality courses under NTR University of Health Sciences and Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana respectively.
Jagan booked for objectionable remarks against Naidu

Jagan booked for objectionable remarks against Naidu

Aug 24,2017 , 03:57 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy was on Wednesday booked for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during the campaign for the byelection to the Nandyal Assembly constituency.
Chief Minister  urged to set up Telugu Development Authority

Chief Minister urged to set up Telugu Development Authority

Aug 24,2017 , 03:53 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In a fervent appeal to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Telugu Bhashodyama Samakhya stated here on Wednesday that there was an urgent need to establish Telugu Development Authority as promised by him on August 29, 2016 in connection with the Telugu Language Day celebrations.
Tobacco Board fixes production at 136 mln kg

Tobacco Board fixes production at 136 mln kg

Aug 24,2017 , 03:49 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Tobacco Board fixed tobacco production at136 million kg this season as against 130 million kg in the last season. It is 4.41 per cent more than last year.The board, which held a meeting in Hyderabad on Wednesday, fixed a higher yield as farmers got better price due to increase of demand for tobacco in the domestic and international markets.
Amaravati projects hold new hope for youth

Amaravati projects hold new hope for youth

Aug 24,2017 , 03:41 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
With the construction activities of Amaravati gaining momentum, the unemployed youth are elated with hope that job opportunities would come their way. Indeed, 30,000 jobs would be created in the capital region.
Jagan booked for remarks against AP CM

Jagan booked for remarks against AP CM

Aug 24,2017 , 02:28 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy was on Wednesday booked for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during the campaign for the byelection to the Nandyal Assembly constituency.
High turnout leaves TDP, YSRC puzzled

High turnout leaves TDP, YSRC puzzled

Aug 24,2017 , 02:23 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The high-staked byelection in Nandyal ended with a massive voter turnout on Wednesday, leaving the ruling and opposition parties and poll pundits brooding over the outcome. Even as a clear picture is yet to emerge till 8pm, the polling percentage is likely to cross 80 per cent.
Logistics to open new avenues: Tiwari

Logistics to open new avenues: Tiwari

Aug 24,2017 , 01:44 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
GITAM University School of International Business (GSIB) organised a CEO lecture series on ‘logistics, present world scenario’ here on Wednesday. Addressing the faculty and students, MAERSK Shipping Line Global Head Sanjay Tiwari highlighted the changing landscape of logistics and supply chain industry globally and specifically in India.
Rains breathe life into crops

Rains breathe life into crops

Aug 24,2017 , 01:41 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Recent rains have brought enough water into the ponds and the farmers are busy with their kharif works. The farmers feared about the scanty rainfall in July and up to mid-August but in the past few days, the weather has favoured and the coastal districts have received enough rains and the farmers are busy with their farm works. So far, paddy sowing in 80 per cent of lands was completed and the rem
ENC Golden Jubilee seminar concludes

ENC Golden Jubilee seminar concludes

Aug 24,2017 , 01:39 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Eastern Naval Command Golden Jubilee seminar with the theme ‘National Maritime Power - Concepts, Constituents and Catalysts’, concluded here on Wednesday. The two-day seminar was jointly hosted by ENC in partnership with the National Maritime Foundation and held at Samudrika Auditorium. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba was the chief guest for the inaugural session.
SIT not acting on complaints against land grab: Members

SIT not acting on complaints against land grab: Members

Aug 24,2017 , 01:36 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
With strong criticism on the officials, the members of the Zilla Parishad alleged that the officials are not caring the elected representatives. The members also charged the Special Investigation Team (SIT) officials are not responding on the complaints against the land encroachments and record tampering cases. The meeting unanimously passed a resolution and urged the government to announce Visakh
Multi-level car parking in city

Multi-level car parking in city

Aug 24,2017 , 01:26 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has taken an initiative to solve the parking crisis in the city. The first phase will have a multi-level car parking in the busy commercial hub of Jagadamba Junction. The city is adding 60,000 new vehicles, including 7,000 cars every year, according to RTA authorities and there is no adequate parking space leading to traffic snarls and accide
Allocate 100 tmcft Krishna water to Anantapur

Allocate 100 tmcft Krishna water to Anantapur

Aug 24,2017 , 01:20 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Communist Party of India (Marxist) district leader Rambhupal has demanded the state government should increase the allocation of Krishna water from 40 to 100 tmcft of water through the Handri-Neeva project to cater to the ayacut area of 3.5 lakh acres in the district.
Retired bank employees seek revision of pension

Retired bank employees seek revision of pension

Aug 24,2017 , 01:17 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The members of Andhra Bank Retired Employees Association of Tirupati have met MP V Vara Prasad here on Wednesday, and submitted a memorandum urging him to resolve their long pending issues. They were demanding the revision of pension on par with retired employees of the central government and public-sector undertakings.
Develop job skills, students exhorted

Develop job skills, students exhorted

Aug 24,2017 , 01:12 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) Rector Lajapathi Rai has advised the students to inculcate hard work, discipline and develop skills to be the first to secure jobs. Addressing an orientation meet for the first year B Tech students in the SKU campus on Wednesday, Lajapathi Rai observed that only 15 per cent of those who are taking degrees are getting jobs.
Rupees 2.38 crore hundi collection to Srisailam temple

Rupees 2.38 crore hundi collection to Srisailam temple

Aug 24,2017 , 01:10 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Sri Brahmarambika Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple has recorded a hundi collection of Rs 2.38 crore in a span of 27 days. Apart from currency, 138 grams of gold and 7.750 grams silver were found.
Call to emulate Tanguturi

Call to emulate Tanguturi

Aug 24,2017 , 01:07 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Joint Collector Syed Khaja Mohiuddin on Wednesday called upon people to emulate the ideals and sacrifices and commitment to the cause of freedom struggle made by the first chief minister of AP Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu. Participating in the 145th birth anniversary celebrations of the freedom fighter here, the joint collector said that Prakasam Pantulu was born on August 23, 1872 in a humble villa
2 held: 52 kilos of ganja seized

2 held: 52 kilos of ganja seized

Aug 24,2017 , 01:03 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The personnel of Railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested two smugglers at Renigunta railway station near here on Wednesday and seized 52 kilos of ganja worth Rs 3.64 lakh. The accused were smuggling ganja from Odisha to Vadodara in Gujarat.
TDP, YCP damaged Nandyal image:Bhesetti Babji

TDP, YCP damaged Nandyal image:Bhesetti Babji

Aug 24,2017 , 12:57 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Lok Satta Party (LSP) state president Bhesetti Babji has criticised both the ruling and opposition parties for damaging the image of Nandyal.
UGC central team visit to RSVP fruitful: Vice-Chancellor

UGC central team visit to RSVP fruitful: Vice-Chancellor

Aug 24,2017 , 12:55 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP) Vice-Chancellor (V-C) Prof V Muralidhara Sharma said on Wednesday the visit of the UGC Review Committee to the RSVP was fruitful. The central team reviewed every department under four faculties such as Education, Darsanas, Veda-Vedangas and Sahitya & Samskriti in detail for the past two days.
Kids promote usage of clay Ganesha idols

Kids promote usage of clay Ganesha idols

Aug 24,2017 , 12:53 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Students of Spring Dale Public School has celebrated Vinayaka Chavithi in a unique way here on Wednesday. The students of the school donned Vinayaka characters and depicted eco-friendly Ganesha.
10 red sanders logs worth Rs 5 lakh seized

10 red sanders logs worth Rs 5 lakh seized

Aug 24,2017 , 12:51 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
On a tip-off, the Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force (RSASTF) personnel swooped into Haritha Colony under the Karakambadi forest beat limits located on the outskirts of pilgrim city in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Workers slog sans protective gear

Workers slog sans protective gear

Aug 24,2017 , 12:43 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Sewage worker Krishna's work begins at sharp 7 am. He along with his colleagues assemble at Vinayaka Sagar, a water body synonymous with the immersion of Ganesh idols, on the outskirts of Tirupati. After a light breakfast, they enter the murky waters, which is a mix of storm and drain, unmindful of the stench. They do not wear any kind of protective gear to enter the neck deep water for annual cle
VMC school playgrounds to get facelift

VMC school playgrounds to get facelift

Aug 24,2017 , 12:14 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Department of municipal administration and urban development has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh for the development of playgrounds in 13 Vijayawada municipal corporation grounds. Besides, Rs 6 lakh was also sanctioned to purchase sports and playing equipment for the VMC schools.
Drunken driving cases on the rise in city

Drunken driving cases on the rise in city

Aug 24,2017 , 12:09 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
As many as 218 persons were killed in about 211 accidents under city police jurisdiction since January 1 this year. A total 4,271 drunk driving cases were filed by police during the same period. The number of drunkards can be much higher than what the police caught as they conduct breath analyser tests occasionally. After capital status accorded to the city, the cases of drunk driving are on the r
TDP government failed to keep poll promises

TDP government failed to keep poll promises

Aug 24,2017 , 12:07 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Former minister and YSRCP leader Mopidevi Venkataramana said the TDP government had betrayed both the Kapu and fishermen communities by not fulfilling its electoral promises made during Assembly ele
MP exudes confidence of winning KMC polls

MP exudes confidence of winning KMC polls

Aug 24,2017 , 12:05 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Srikakulam MP Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu said the KMC polls is a battle between ensuring the people or fearing the people. Speaking to media at Telugu Desam office here on Wednesday, the MP said that if the TDP wins, people would be relieved and if YSRCP wins, people would fear about their future.
SP Ch Vijaya Rao launches e-challan system

SP Ch Vijaya Rao launches e-challan system

Aug 24,2017 , 12:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Guntur urban SP Ch Vijaya Rao launched the e-challan system in the city on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that from now onwards, they would send e-challans to the motorists or drivers who violate traffic rules.The e-challan system has been introduced for more transparency, he added. He said that those who violated the traffic rules would have to pay the penalty when they receive th
Draw inspiration from Prakasam Pantulu: Sidda

Draw inspiration from Prakasam Pantulu: Sidda

Aug 24,2017 , 12:00 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Everyone should draw inspiration from Andhra Kesari Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu, said Minister for Environment, Forests, Science, and Technology Sidda Raghava Rao. He was the chief guest of the 146th birth anniversary celebrations of Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu in Ongole and Vinodarayunipalem.
Survey to select housing beneficiaries

Survey to select housing beneficiaries

Aug 23,2017 , 11:49 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is preparing to conduct a comprehensive survey in the city to select beneficiaries for allotment of houses under the Prime Minister Awaz Yojana (PMAY)-NTR Nagar housing project. The Central government sanctioned 12,024 houses under the PMAY-NTR Nagar housing scheme in the first phase for Vijayawada city. As part of mega housing project, 10,624 housing uni
BJP MLA   Dr A Satyanarayana hails Supreme Court verdict

BJP MLA Dr A Satyanarayana hails Supreme Court verdict

Aug 23,2017 , 11:42 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
City BJP MLA Dr A Satyanarayana hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict against triple talaq, terming it as “a historical”. Addressing Muslim women at his office here on Wednesday, he said the judgement would benefit Muslim women immensely.
Burglars arrested, Rs 5 L worth gold ornaments seized

Burglars arrested, Rs 5 L worth gold ornaments seized

Aug 23,2017 , 11:36 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
City police arrested two burglars and seized 26 sovereigns (about 208 gram) of gold ornaments near Old Bus Stand.Addressing a press conference at II Town police station here on Wednesday, Eluru DSP G Venkateswara Rao said that residents of Tangellamudi, Yadav Nagar, Balayogi Vantena, Gun Bazaar, St. Teresa’s School area under II Town police station had complained of the burglaries.
Rally for Rivers in Vijayawada on Sept 13

Rally for Rivers in Vijayawada on Sept 13

Aug 23,2017 , 11:32 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Isha Foundation will conduct ‘Rally for Rivers’ to create awareness on the protection of rivers as part of its nation-wide programme in city on September 13. Isha Foundation’s representative V Jogulamba said the importance of rivers would be campaigned in the event by highlighting key points, which would be most useful to human life.
Inter student goes missing

Inter student goes missing

Aug 23,2017 , 11:26 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
An Intermediate student of a corporate college near Gosala, was missing since August 6. According to police, Abhishek Rao, who hails from Sukma of Chhattisgarh, went home for holidays from July 21 to 31. He returned only on August 6 to the city. He was supposed to reach the college.
Advocates to boycott courts today

Advocates to boycott courts today

Aug 23,2017 , 11:22 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The advocates across the state took a decision to boycott courts on August 24 with a demand to reconsider the circular issued recently by the High Court not considering the problems of judicial officers, advocates and petitioners.
Non-bailable warrant issued against minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao

Non-bailable warrant issued against minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao

Aug 23,2017 , 11:19 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Second Additional Civil Judge issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Wednesday for not attending the court.
Admin City final designs to be ready by Sept 13

Admin City final designs to be ready by Sept 13

Aug 23,2017 , 11:16 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials to gather opinions of ministers and Secretariat officials over design of Secretariat building and other offices in Administrative City.
Cops given performance awards

Cops given performance awards

Aug 23,2017 , 11:10 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Director General of Police (DGP) N Sambasiva Rao presented awards to police officials at a review meeting of higher officials at his camp office in Mangalagiri on Wednesday.
Power consumption declines in AP

Power consumption declines in AP

Aug 23,2017 , 11:00 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In a significance development, the power consumption in the State has come down across all the 13 districts. With the increase in solar power consumption and other power saving measures being maintained by the consumers both commercial and domestic, the pressure on the power generation, transmission and distribution companies has come down.
Chief Minister pays rich tributes to Tanguturi Prakasam

Chief Minister pays rich tributes to Tanguturi Prakasam

Aug 23,2017 , 09:32 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday paid rich tributes to freedom fighter and former Chief Minister Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu on the occasion of his 146th birth anniversary.
2 held for transporting 32 calves illegally

2 held for transporting 32 calves illegally

Aug 24,2017 , 04:37 AM IST | Crime
Toopran police led by SI Parashuram arrested two drivers and seized two bolero vehicles for transporting 32 calves illegally on Tuesday, during routine checking of the vehicles. Cases have been filed against the arrested drivers.
11 sent to jail for drink-driving

11 sent to jail for drink-driving

Aug 24,2017 , 03:36 AM IST | Crime
The district police arrested 11 persons under various police station limits and produced them before the PM Court Magistrate on Tuesday. The court awarded the 11 accused one-day jail term for drunk driving.
Married man, lover end lives

Married man, lover end lives

Aug 23,2017 , 11:09 PM IST | Crime
A 28-year-old man and his lover committed suicide by hanging on the outskirts of Ippalapalli village in Timmajipet mandal of Nagarkurnool district. Farmers working in the vicinity spotted the bodies hanging from a tree and informed the police, who rushed to the scene of offence. A suicide note was found at the scene.
Degrading Arjun Award

Degrading Arjun Award

Aug 24,2017 , 01:58 AM IST | Editors Desk
It has become an unbecoming characteristic of the annual exercise. It is one thing to cook up excuses after an athlete comes a cropper on the competitive battlefield and quite another when they condemn all and sundry after missing out on the Arjuna awards roll of honour. This ‘sour-grapes’ tendency is loathsome because those missing the bus tend to point an accusing finger at the selection panel
Infosys, Narayana Murthy & mother-in-law syndrome

Infosys, Narayana Murthy & mother-in-law syndrome

Aug 24,2017 , 01:52 AM IST | Hans
Last weekend I was at Bengaluru when news broke that the CEO of Infosys, Vishal Sikka, was quitting unable to bear with the ways of N R Narayana Murthy. Infosys equity tanked by 9.6 per cent, leading to a loss of market capitalisation of Rs 34,000 crore. Thereafter, the business and even the general press have been filled with analyses of what went wrong in a company which was earlier reputed to b
Training on clay Ganesh making

Training on clay Ganesh making

Aug 24,2017 , 01:11 AM IST | Hans
As per the guidelines of the District Collector, R V Karnan, the forest and education departments and National Green Corp (NGC) had organised a training programme for school students on making clay Ganesh idols at forest office here on Wednesday.
Nutrient food kits to nursing mothers

Nutrient food kits to nursing mothers

Aug 24,2017 , 01:07 AM IST | Hans
The Telangana government and ICRISAT have jointly organised a programme to prevent the mortality rate of nursing mothers due to anemia in tribal areas of erstwhile Adilabad district.
Every school should turn Swachh school: Karimnagar Collector

Every school should turn Swachh school: Karimnagar Collector

Aug 24,2017 , 01:02 AM IST | Hans
Transform all schools into Swachh schools under the Swachh Bharat programme,” District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed ordered the officials of education department. He chaired a meeting with Mandal Education officers and Headmasters of the schools to discuss on organising ‘Swachh Bharat and Swachh Schools’ programme here at the Collectorate auditorium on Wednesday.
Celebrate festivals with communal harmony

Celebrate festivals with communal harmony

Aug 24,2017 , 12:58 AM IST | Hans
District Collector R V Karnan on Wednesday appealed to the people to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and Bakrid peacefully, upholding communal harmony.
Uniforms for orphans

Uniforms for orphans

Aug 24,2017 , 12:54 AM IST | Hans
Deputy Commissioner of Police John Wesley said that it is the responsibility of all people to extend a helping hand to orphan children.
Farmers demand better deal

Farmers demand better deal

Aug 24,2017 , 12:50 AM IST | Hans
Farmers Joint Action Committee (FJAC) demanded the State government for paying compensation according to Land Acquisition Act-2013, to the displaced people of Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Scheme.
SPY pump house to be ready by October end

SPY pump house to be ready by October end

Aug 24,2017 , 12:30 AM IST | Hans
The construction works of the pump house of Sripada Yellampally Project at Kodimyala are moving at a brisk pace, informed District Collector Dr A Sharath
Revenue staff told to complete structure payments

Revenue staff told to complete structure payments

Aug 24,2017 , 12:26 AM IST | Hans
District Collector D Krishna Bhaskar directed the officials of revenue department to complete the structure payments (Ex-gratia paid to houses) to the villages that are under the threat submergence (Mumpu Gramalu) of Mid Manair Reservoir (MMR), by the end of August.
It’s an exciting week for tribal students

It’s an exciting week for tribal students

Aug 24,2017 , 12:21 AM IST | Hans
Either it is learning about basics of science or complexity of rocket science, it’s an exciting week of learning for nearly 100 students drawn from more than 70 government schools across the State.
Khammam MP 2-day tour of Khammam from today

Khammam MP 2-day tour of Khammam from today

Aug 24,2017 , 12:16 AM IST | Hans
MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy will be touring erstwhile Khammam district for two days, starting from Thursday, a press note was released in this regard on Wednesday. He will inaugurate the newly-constructed library in the town on Thursday.
People’s participation in toilets construction sought

People’s participation in toilets construction sought

Aug 24,2017 , 12:13 AM IST | Hans
District Collector Ravjiv Gandhi Hanumanthu said the responsibility of building toilets lies more on people. He participated in an awareness programme on progress of construction works of toilets, organised jointly by the District Panchayat, Revenue and Village Development departments at Kothagudem Club on Wednesday.
Expired pesticides seized in Khammam

Expired pesticides seized in Khammam

Aug 24,2017 , 12:08 AM IST | Hans
The Task Force police, led by inspector Sada Niranjan, conducted a raid on a pesticide manufacturing unit at Athkur near Madhira in Khammam district on Wednesday and seized some expired products from it.
Chaos at KLIP public hearing

Chaos at KLIP public hearing

Aug 24,2017 , 12:03 AM IST | Hans
The public hearing of the proposed construction of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) here was marred by protests with the Congress leaders alleging that it was stage-managed. It may be noted here that Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) has been conducting public hearing from August 22, eliciting the opinions of the stakeholders associated with the KLIP.
16 NCC cadets selected for National Integration Camp

16 NCC cadets selected for National Integration Camp

Aug 23,2017 , 11:47 PM IST | Hans
As many as 16 cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) and one NCC officer were selected to take part in the National Integration Camp to be held from August 24, at Rajkot in Gujarat, informed the Subedar Major Tarun Kumar Manna of 11 Telangana Battalion NCC, here in Khammam on Wednesday
ACB arrests Adilabad food inspector

ACB arrests Adilabad food inspector

Aug 23,2017 , 11:43 PM IST | Hans
Officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday conducted raids at the house of Adilabad district Gazetted Food Inspector Bapuji, following complaints that he has accumulated disproportionate assets.
DIG all praise for Asifabad police

DIG all praise for Asifabad police

Aug 23,2017 , 11:43 PM IST | Hans
Karimnagar range DIG Ravi Varma has lauded the functioning of the police of Kumaram Bheem Asifabad district and advised them to go ahead with discipline and with public cooperation.
 Policemen told to keep abreast of new technologies

Policemen told to keep abreast of new technologies

Aug 23,2017 , 11:36 PM IST | Hans
Superintendent of Police N Prakash Reddy stated that district police should get themselves updated with latest and collaborative techniques to maintain law and order in an effective way.
Kothagudem SP reviews arrangements for Ganesh festival

Kothagudem SP reviews arrangements for Ganesh festival

Aug 23,2017 , 11:27 PM IST | Hans
Superintendent of Police Amber Kishor Jha instructed the Station House Officers that they must pay visit to Ganesh pandals twice a day in their limits. He conducted a review meeting with police officials at his office in view of Ganesh Chathurthi falling on Friday.
16 hurt in separate road mishaps

16 hurt in separate road mishaps

Aug 23,2017 , 11:21 PM IST | Hans
Sixteen persons were injured in two separate road incidents on National Highway -65 on Wednesday in which two RTC buses hit the lorries from rear side.
KCR has become an epitome of falsehood: Lakshmaiah

KCR has become an epitome of falsehood: Lakshmaiah

Aug 23,2017 , 11:16 PM IST | Hans
The Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, has become an epitome of falsehood, alleged the TPCC former president P Lakshmaiah. Since the TRS government came into existence three and half years ago, the CM was on the task of deceiving the public in the State with his false promises and claims on their delivery, the senior Congress leader said.
T Mass Forum vows to fight for social justice

T Mass Forum vows to fight for social justice

Aug 23,2017 , 11:06 PM IST | Hans
The steering committee members of T-Mass Forum Tammineni Veerabadram, Gaddar, Professors Kanche Illaiah and Vishveshwar Rao felt that comprehensive development and social justice was possible through socio- political-economic and cultural equalities. It was the duty of every responsible person to fight for social justice, they added.
Centre speeds up bank mergers

Centre speeds up bank mergers

Aug 24,2017 , 03:45 AM IST | National
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to set up a ministerial panel to speed up consolidation of state-run banks as part of its efforts to revive credit and economic growth.
Prabhu offers to quit

Prabhu offers to quit

Aug 24,2017 , 02:19 AM IST | National
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to resign on Wednesday following back-to-back train derailments in the past four days. Suresh Prabhu posted on Twitter saying he takes full moral responsibility for the derailments and he has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.
Another train derails in UP

Another train derails in UP

Aug 24,2017 , 02:13 AM IST | National
At least 100 people were injured when 12 coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed on Wednesday morning in Auraiya district in the second such accident in UP in 5 days.
Centre clears bank

Centre clears bank

Aug 24,2017 , 02:09 AM IST | National
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to set up a ministerial panel to speed up consolidation of state-run banks as part of its efforts to revive credit and economic growth.
No move to ban 2K notes

No move to ban 2K notes

Aug 24,2017 , 02:03 AM IST | National
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the government is not considering banning Rs 2,000 notes, while stating that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will decide when to issue new Rs 200 note that has been notified.
Saina, Praneeth in third round

Saina, Praneeth in third round

Aug 24,2017 , 03:26 AM IST | Sports
Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.
Sindhu Janagam in quarters

Sindhu Janagam in quarters

Aug 24,2017 , 03:23 AM IST | Sports
Hyderabad-based Telangana State girl Sindhu Janagam entered the women singles quarterfinals in the AITA Rs one lakh Men and Women Open tournament at Noah Sports Club here on Wednesday.
Joshi is Bangla spin coach

Joshi is Bangla spin coach

Aug 24,2017 , 03:19 AM IST | Sports
Former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed Bangladesh's spin bowling coach on a short-term deal ahead of the Test series against Australia.
Gaurav scripts AI win on debut

Gaurav scripts AI win on debut

Aug 24,2017 , 03:17 AM IST | Sports
Gaurav Kumar had a sensational All India Coromandel Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup-2017 debut here on Wednesday.
Becker to steer German tennis

Becker to steer German tennis

Aug 24,2017 , 03:14 AM IST | Sports
Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was appointed on Wednesday as head of men's tennis in his home country as the German federation (DTB) looks to revive the once hugely popular sport.
Upbeat India look to dominate Lanka

Upbeat India look to dominate Lanka

Aug 24,2017 , 03:11 AM IST | Sports
Fresh from a nine-wicket victory in the series opener, India will look to dominate a lacklustre Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Thursday.
Apex court serves notice on BCCI

Apex court serves notice on BCCI

Aug 24,2017 , 03:09 AM IST | Sports
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued show cause notice to Board of Control for Cricket in India's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to explain why its order on the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee recommendations has not be implemented so far.
Football icon Rooney hangs up his boot

Football icon Rooney hangs up his boot

Aug 24,2017 , 02:33 AM IST | Sports
England’s record goal-scorer Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect. Rooney said in a statement: “It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches [against Malta and Slovakia]. I really appreciated that.
TPCC flays govt on Gulf NRIs issue

TPCC flays govt on Gulf NRIs issue

Aug 24,2017 , 04:41 AM IST | Telangana
Alleging that the TRS government was behaving in a negligent manner on Gulf NRIs issue, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) leaders demanded that the State government announce its NRI policy immediately.
Heavy rains forecast in Telangana

Heavy rains forecast in Telangana

Aug 24,2017 , 04:33 AM IST | Telangana
Starting from Friday (Ganesh Chaturthi), all districts in the State of Telangana will receive heavy rainfall. A warning to this effect was issued by the Met department in a bulletin here on Wednesday.
TRS MP urges Centre to speed up process

TRS MP urges Centre to speed up process

Aug 24,2017 , 04:28 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP Dr B Narsaiah Goud here on Wednesday met Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and pleaded with him to speed up the process of setting up Institution of Translational Medicine at Bibinagar.
Civic bodies urged to go online

Civic bodies urged to go online

Aug 24,2017 , 04:25 AM IST | Telangana
All the municipalities in the State have been directed to do away with the manual processing of various applications related to the services being provided by the municipalities as part of implementing the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ (EoDB).
A danger called tangled wire

A danger called tangled wire

Aug 24,2017 , 04:19 AM IST | Telangana
Tangled electrical cables hanging low are a common sight. The cables which are usually set at a certain height for safety and security purposes are now hanging low and they are posing a fatal threat to people.
Police flayed for illegal arrest of contract staff

Police flayed for illegal arrest of contract staff

Aug 24,2017 , 04:16 AM IST | Telangana
Leaders of the State government Contract and Outsourcing Employees’ Federation on Wednesday condemned illegal arrests of its members following a ‘Chalo Secretariat’ rally held in the morning. The rally was organised demanding the regularisation of the contract and outsourcing staff working in various departments and organisations.
Lack of textbooks puts Akshara Jyothi on backpedal

Lack of textbooks puts Akshara Jyothi on backpedal

Aug 24,2017 , 04:11 AM IST | Telangana
The Akshara Jyothi Samithi programme initiated by the State government, to provide basic education to those who have crossed the formal education line, is yet to be fully realised due to lack of textbooks. Even though the classes started from June 2, the Adult Education department is yet to print books for 50,000 students enrolled under Akshara Jyothi Samithi. The Hyderabad Collectorate had sancti
Hurdles persist for registration of Uppal Bhagath plots

Hurdles persist for registration of Uppal Bhagath plots

Aug 24,2017 , 04:07 AM IST | Telangana
The Sub-Registrar at registration office has been denying for the registration of Uppal Bhagath plots. In the wake of this, the land owners of Uppal Bhagath plots who lost their land under Musi Conservation and River Front Development will have to wait for some more days for the registration of plots.
Guv lands at Gandhi Hospital for treatment; staff surprised

Guv lands at Gandhi Hospital for treatment; staff surprised

Aug 24,2017 , 04:03 AM IST | Telangana
The staff of the State-run Gandhi Hospital were in for a pleasant surprise as Governor ESL Narasimhan made a surprise visit for treatment on Wednesday.
48 cr released for drinking water

48 cr released for drinking water

Aug 24,2017 , 03:58 AM IST | Telangana
The State government on Wednesday released Rs 48 crore for catering to the drinking water needs in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) jurisdiction.
Now, get tickets in Vajra bus also

Now, get tickets in Vajra bus also

Aug 24,2017 , 03:56 AM IST | Telangana
The passengers travelling in Vajra mini buses can now take tickets while travelling in the bus from the driver. The TSRTC management had introduced the Vajra mini buses with an aim to get the passengers from their doorsteps.
Hyderabad to have pet-friendly park

Hyderabad to have pet-friendly park

Aug 24,2017 , 03:51 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) had decided to set up animal-friendly park at Madhapur. The park will be spread over one and half acre and would be completed in two months.
MRDC to set up 8 lifts for 72 irrigation projects

MRDC to set up 8 lifts for 72 irrigation projects

Aug 24,2017 , 03:47 AM IST | Telangana
The Musi Riverfront Development Corporation (MRDC) has decided to set up eight lifts along the Musi River Front to take up 72 irrigation projects. The water will be lifted from the available sources including Osmansagar and Himayathsagar reservoirs and Godavari River into Musi River. Besides this, the Musi Riverfront Development Corporation will also set 32 sewerage treatment plants (STPs) to mini
Drive to curb stray dog menace

Drive to curb stray dog menace

Aug 24,2017 , 03:44 AM IST | Telangana
In order to encourage stray dog/puppy adoption and to curb growing stray dog menace, Blue Cross Hyderabad chapter organised a meeting at Jubilee Hills office. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) official present in the meeting said due to the continuous efforts by the civic body the number of dog bites had been reduced to 30,000 from 50,000 since 2004.
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.
Gujarat woman dies of swine flu in Hyderabad

Gujarat woman dies of swine flu in Hyderabad

Aug 24,2017 , 03:32 AM IST | Telangana
A Gujarati woman, who was in Hyderabad on a tour, died of swine flu on Sunday. According to the sources, Saila S Patel, a 49-year-old woman from Gujarat, admitted into a private hospital and died of swine flu. This is the 18th death since January 2017 till date. Since August 1st to 22nd, 632 samples have been tested out of which 100 were found to be positive, said a bulletin.
Erring sugar dealers to face action

Erring sugar dealers to face action

Aug 24,2017 , 03:28 AM IST | Telangana
The Commissioner for Civil Supplies C V Anand warned sugar traders against hiking the price by creating scarcity by hoarding of sugar illegally and involving in speculative activities.
NIMS to introduce linkage of patient details with Aadhaar

NIMS to introduce linkage of patient details with Aadhaar

Aug 24,2017 , 03:19 AM IST | Telangana
Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), the Telangana’s prestigious medical institute soon will have Aadhaar number linkage with the patient details. The citizens visiting the hospital will be provided a Unique Identifier called the CR Number (Central Registration Number). Keeping in view the wide usage of Aadhaar in the State, details of patient are linked with Aadhaar; and it would be hel
KCR stresses need for in-depth land survey

KCR stresses need for in-depth land survey

Aug 24,2017 , 03:15 AM IST | Telangana
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday directed the officials concerned to conduct a comprehensive land survey with a thorough revamp and get the details online for ensuring transparency. At a high-level meeting at Pragathi Bhavan, the Chief Minister sought to conduct the land survey in such a way that there would be no room for disputes and focus should be made on proper maintenance, tra
Vendors pitch Baahubali Ganesh this season

Vendors pitch Baahubali Ganesh this season

Aug 24,2017 , 02:43 AM IST | Telangana
Vendors of Ganesh idols have become market savvy. Having witnessed the popularity and run-away success of Baahubali, as if to cash in on the craze, vendors this season have sculpted their “Baahubali- Ganesh” models. Now, we have on sale special idols of Lord Ganesh astride an elephant à la Prabhas, along with the traditional idols.
GHMC clueless about 30% leased properties

GHMC clueless about 30% leased properties

Aug 24,2017 , 02:37 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has been clueless about the 30 per cent of its leased properties and open lands. This came to light when the civic body embarked on geo-tagging of its estate properties.
Clay idols favoured for Ganesh festival

Clay idols favoured for Ganesh festival

Aug 24,2017 , 01:49 AM IST | Telangana
Clay Ganesh idols are selling like hot cakes in Medak town. The idols which are priced between Rs 45 and Rs 1,000 are being preferred by children, who want to celebrate an eco-friendly festival.
HC to deliver verdict on super speciality admissions today

HC to deliver verdict on super speciality admissions today

Aug 24,2017 , 01:43 AM IST | Telangana
The division bench of the High Court at Hyderabad comprising Justice V Ramasubramanian and Justice T Rajani on Wednesday reserved for orders on the batch of writ petitions relating to the controversy over admissions into medical super speciality courses under NTR University of Health Sciences and Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana respectively.
Government hospital will be modernised: Collector

Government hospital will be modernised: Collector

Aug 24,2017 , 01:38 AM IST | Telangana
District Collector Divya Devarajan said that the Tandur Government Hospital would be modernised at a cost of Rs 1 crore. She paid a surprise visit to the hospital in the town on Wednesday and inspected various wards and operation theaters.
More TSRTC depots record profits

More TSRTC depots record profits

Aug 24,2017 , 01:35 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC). Chairman S Satyanarayana on Wednesday said that 34 depots of RTC have come in profits because of various measures taken up by the corporation.
Safeguarding the interests of farmers

Safeguarding the interests of farmers

Aug 23,2017 , 09:14 PM IST | Young Hans
Transformational changes are taking place in India currently, improving the way we live. These changes are impacting all our lives in small or significant ways. It is gratifying to know that the citizens at large are happy with these changes. The technology and policy are working together to remove discretion and opaqueness.