Student dies by suicide at Nizamabad govt medical college, reason unknown
The motive for the suicide is not yet known. The police said they were investigating his death from all angles. NIZAMABAD: Mosam Sanath, 22, a second-year MBBS student of Government Medical College, Nizamabad, allegedly died by suicide in his hostel room. His friends who noticed his limp body dangling from the ceiling fan on Friday immediately alerted the college principal who called the police. The motive for the suicide is not yet known. The police said they were investigating his death from all angles. According to Principal I Indira, Sanath lived in Room No: 318 on the third floor of the hotel building. He went to his friends room to sleep for the night. In the morning, he was not in the room. When his friends went to his room, they found him dead. After receiving information, Sanathss parents and family members reached the hostel in the afternoon. Later police, after a preliminary inquiry, shifted the body to Government General Hospital Nizamabad for a post-mortem examination. Later, the family members took his body to their native village in an ambulance. Sanath was a native of Ramagiri in the Peddapally district. His father works in Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. Sanaths elder brother lives abroad. Sanath did his SSC in his native place. He completed his Intermediate course at Sri Chaithanya College in Bachupally. He secured 82097 ranks in NEET. He scored 977 marks in intermediate. He scored 9.2 percentile in SSC. He completed the second-year MBBS examinations on March 23. Practical exams are scheduled for Saturday. He went to a movie with his friends last night. His friends said he appeared to be alright. there was nothing amiss about him. They returned to their hostel after midnight. He seemed to have not been very much worried about his performance in the examinations. He started a WhatsApp group in which he posted a text message that he wanted to end his life even before he appeared at Pharmacology Paper 1 examination but decided against it as his death might disturb other students. The police registered a case under Section 174 of IPC (death occurring under unnatural circumstances). ACP M Kiran Kumar said that they are yet to find the motive behind the suicide.
Buoyed by response, TDP eyes comeback in Telangana
Sources said that the party is likely to contest 20 to 25 Assembly segments in Khammam, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar, Hyderabad, Rangareddy, and Nizamabad. HYDERABAD:The recent Telugu Desam Party meeting, organised at Nampally two days ago has given a boost to party leaders and cadre. The party members, particularly TDP sympathisers who have been with the party since its launch, expressed their happiness about the partys attempt at a resurgence in Telangana. During the meeting, TDP leaders from Andhra Pradesh spoke about the development of Hyderabad and other parts of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh state during its rule. The leaders who are working to strengthen the party in Telangana said that they are enthused enough by the meeting to reorganise the party and take it to the grassroots level where the TDP retains a measure of goodwill in several constituencies. An interesting aspect of TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidus speech was that he did not criticise or target any party, including the ruling party BRS. Naidu recalled the development brought about by the construction of the RGI, ORR and other institutions during his regime. Last year in December, the TDP held a public meeting in Khammam, which was the first such meeting in Telangana after a fairly long time, indicating that the leadership plans to revamp and regenerate the party in the State. After the public meeting, Naidu held a series of meetings with Telangana unit president Kasani Gnaneswar Mudiraj and other important leaders. He instructed them to tour the entire State to identify the Assembly constituencies where the TDP has a good vote share. Sources said that the party is likely to contest 20 to 25 Assembly segments in Khammam, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar, Hyderabad, Rangareddy, and Nizamabad. The Nampally meeting is expected to have boosted the leaders to take the TDP to every household (Intintiki Telugu Desam) across the State. Leaders who have stood with TDP since the beginning of their political career, such as former ministers, ex-MLAs, and other important leaders, will be participating in the programme.
BRS, BJP political war now on posters in Telangana
Earlier also, BRS put up various signboards against Modi, criticising him on various issues. HYDERABAD:A political war is raging between BRS and BJP on many platforms. The leaders of the two parties are engaged in verbal duels on social media, through public meetings, media-conferences and now they have unveiled a poster war. As this is election year, political parties are using various methods to put down their opponents, using novel practices and methods to draw the attention of more people in less time. BRS has put up posters against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the pillars of Uppal flyover in Hyderabad, claiming that work on the flyover was started in 2018, but only 40 percent has been completed. As a counter to this, BJP put up posters with Minister KTRs image on the same issue. Recently, Union Minister Amit Shah visited Hyderabad to attend official programmes. During his visit, BRS welcomed him with Washing powder Nirma posters and images of a few leaders on the banners, driving home the point that the tainted leaders after joining the saffron party would suddenly become as clean as a whistle. Earlier also, BRS put up various signboards against Modi, criticising him on various issues. During the questioning of MLC Kavitha by ED in the Delhi liquor scam, BRS activists put up many posters in Hyderabad slamming the Modi government. In 2022, when BJP held its national executive committee meeting in Hyderabad, the BRS put up many posters related to the BRS governments achievements to taunt the saffron party. When the Centre came out with its annual budget, BRS set up banners at various places in Hyderabad with statistics showing how Telangana had been given a short-shrift in allocation funds. Now this poster war has spread to districts too.On Friday, MLC Kavithas supporters put up posters against BJP MP Dharmapuri Arvind for not ensuring the setting up of the Turmeric Board in Nizamabad as he had promised in the run-up to the election to Lok Sabha in 2019. The party workers set up yellow boards at vantage points in Nizamabad on which was written Idi Maa MP Garu Techina Pasupu Board. These posters went viral on social media. The issue of setting up the Turmeric Board is politically sensitive as it has an inherent strength to make or mar the election of a candidate from the constituency, as proven in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Flexi war over Turmeric Board starts in Nizamabad
Meanwhile, Arvind released a video to the media stating that BRS MPs did not have the capacity to pose questions properly on the Turmeric issue. NIZAMABAD : Supporters of BRS MLC K Kavitha on Friday put up flexi banners in Nizamabad to expose the failure of MP Dharmapuri Arvind to bring the Turmeric Board, as he had promised in the signed bond paper during the 2019 General Elections. The banners were displayed at several places, with This is our MP who brought the Turmeric Board written on them. Kavithas failure to bring the Turmeric Board is widely believed to have contributed to her loss in the 2019 General Elections as it had become a key poll issue. Arvind had assured farmers that if they elected him, he would bring the Turmeric Board within five days. Kavithas supporters said that despite the Centres categorical stand, Arvind has remained silent on the issue. They urge the people to teach Arvind a lesson as he had not brought the Turmeric Board within five days as promised. They also point out that Union Minister Rajnath Singh, the then BJP national leader, had categorically assured the Turmeric Board. Meanwhile, Arvind released a video to the media stating that BRS MPs could not pose questions properly on the Turmeric issue. The Nizamabad MP said that Spices Board offices were established in some States to deal with specific items, and on the same lines, the Spices Board extension office was established in Nizamabad to deal with turmeric crop issues and provide necessary assistance to farmers. The Spices Board allocated Rs 30 crore to the office, he said. He said that the Centre had told Parliament that if the State government came forward, it was ready to extend help to the state in implementing the Market Intervention scheme.
Medical student hangs self in hostel in Nizamabad
A second-year MBBS student of Nizamabad Medical College, Mosam Sanath, was found hanging in his hostel room on Friday, hours before his practical exams were to begin. Though no suicide note was found, police said Sanath sent a text message apologising to his parents at 3.11 am.
Telangana: Woman drowns 6-year-old son in Nizamabad canal
Hyderabad: A woman was arrested on Thursday for killing her six-year-old son by allegedly drowning him in a canal at Makloor in Nizamabad. The incident came to light after G Bharath, a painter, complained to the police claiming that his wife G Lavanya, 33, killed their elder son G Rohit to get rid of her Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
Medico ends life at Telangana college, second suicide in one month
Hyderabad: A student of a government medical college in Telanganas Nizamabad district died by suicide on Friday. M. Sanath (22), a student of MBBS second year, hanged himself in his hostel room in Nizamabad Medical College in the early hours of the day. On receipt of information, police rushed to the college, shifted the body Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
Telangana BJP MP Arvind seeks anticipatory bail in SC, ST case
Arvind had sought quashing of the FIR registered against him based on a complaint filed on January 2, 2022, by one Bangaru Sailoo, a social worker from Nizamabad. HYDERABAD:BJP Nizamabad MP Dharmapuri Arvind on Thursday approached the Telangana High Court, seeking anticipatory bail in a case filed at the Madannapet police station under the SC, ST Atrocities Act.On March 17, 2023, Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan instructed Arvind to face trial in the case brought against him under Sections 290, 501 IPC as well as Sections 3(1)(7) SC ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, 2015 after vacating the courts previous rulings on the criminal petition filed by the MP. Arvind had sought quashing of the FIR registered against him based on a complaint filed on January 2, 2022, by one Bangaru Sailoo, a social worker from Nizamabad.In his complaint, Sailoo alleged that the MPs derogatory and offensive comments on October 31, 2021, at the Chanchalguda Prison against persons belonging to SC and ST communities as Lottapisu had diminished the self-respect of the SCs and STs. A complaint against him was filed under Section 3(1)(7) of the SC, ST Act, which is a non-bailable offence. The MP then approached the High Court, seeking a quashing of the FIR. His plea was heard several times by the Chief Justice bench, and at the initial stages of the hearing, the Chief Justice asked the police not to take any coercive action against Arvind until the hearing was completed. In his anticipatory bail appeal, the MP claims that the Madannapet police, working with the defacto complainant, falsely accused him of disparaging SC and STs in his remarks and then filed a case against him to harass him. He said in his plea that if he was taken into custody, he would suffer irreparable harm.
Telangana farmers put up hoardings to protest against Nizamabad BJP MP for failure to get turmeric board
Telangana farmers put up hoardings to protest against Nizamabad BJP MP for failure to get turmeric board
No Turmeric Board, rail coach factory for Telangana, Centre tells Parliament
Replying to questions raised by BRS MPs in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Union Ministers ruled out the rail coach factory and Turmeric Board. HYDERABAD:The Union government has once again made it clear that the State would not get railway coach factory and Turmeric Board. Replying to questions raised by BRS MPs in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Union Ministers ruled out the rail coach factory and Turmeric Board. Replying to a question raised by Venkatesh Netha Borlakunta, Kavitha Malothu, Dayakar Pasunoori and Gaddam Ranjith Reddy on the constraints that the Centre was facing to set up the Turmeric Board in Nizamabad, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel said: Spices Board, a statutory autonomous body, set up under the Spices Board Act, 1986 is entrusted with the responsibility of promoting 52 spices including turmeric, coriander and chillies. There is, therefore, no proposal under consideration to establish a Turmeric Board or any other spice specific Board in the country. To another question raised by Nama Nageswara Rao on establishing Railway Coach Factory (RCF) as assured by the Centre in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said: There is no proposal as such under consideration for setting up of a Rail Coach Factory at Telangana. Rail Coach Factories are sanctioned in Indian Railways based on the requirement of the rolling stocks. Factories already sanctioned are sufficient enough to meet Indian Railways requirement of rolling stocks in the near future. TS red chilli in demand To another question raised by Kotha Prabhakar Reddy on the exports of Teja variety of red chilli to China, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries from Khammam, Anupriya Patel said that Khammam district of Telangana was one of the major producers of Teja variety of red chilli and this variety was being exported from India to different destinations like Bangladesh etc. The major port of shipment for chilli from India is Chennai port. Variety-wise export details of chilli from India are not available as there are no separate ITC HS codes for different varieties of chilli. The export of chilli from India increased from 4,43,900 tonnes in 2017-18 to 5,57,168 tonnes in 2021-22, she said. Anupriya Patel said that the red chilli crop was affected by an invasive pest, black thrips (Thripsparvispinus Karny), in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the higher cost of cultivation was due to extra investment on black thrips management. She said that during 2022-23, the prices of red chilli have increased in Guntur market from an average price of Rs 5,639 per quintal in 2017-18 to Rs 16,417 per quintal in 2022-23. 5G in 19 TS cities To another question of BB Patil on the availability of 5G network in the State, Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan said that 5G services were started in 19 cities of Telangana viz. Suryapet, Adilabad, Hyderabad, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kothagudem, Mahabubnagar, Mancherial, Nalgonda, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Ramagundam, Sangareddy, Siddipet, Tandur, Warangal and Zaheerabad. The Minister said that BSNL was providing 3G/4G services in all 33 districts of the State. TS SPENT ALMOST 50% OF SSA FUNDS, RS TOLD Hyderabad: BJP MP K Laxman was on Wednesday elected to the committee on public accounts. He will serve from May 1, 2023 till April 30, 2024 as one of the seven members on the panel. To a question raised by Laxman in the Rajya Sabha on the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) funds utilised by the State government, Union Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi replied stating that Rs 1,198.39 crore has been spent in Telangana (including the States share) till date, of the total outlay of Rs 2,401.34 crore for 2022-23. Of a total outlay of Rs 2,142.48 crore in 2021-22 Rs 1,349.36 crore was utilised in the State under SSA, Rs 1,201.75 crore of an outlay of Rs 2,285.54 crore for 2020-21, Rs 1,191.20 crore of an outlay of Rs 2,631.61 crore in 2019-20, and Rs 1,000.21 crore of an outlay of Rs 2,285.31 crore in 2018-19 have been utilised in the State under SSA, she said.
Telangana: 20 booked for trolling netas on social media
The accused persons have been identified as the administrators or admins of social media groups and pages who trolled politicians, including MLC K Kavitha. HYDERABAD:Cybercrime sleuths on Wednesday booked 20 persons and served them notices under Section 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for reportedly circulating morphed images and posting derogatory comments against political leaders on social media platforms. The accused persons have been identified as the administrators or admins of social media groups and pages who trolled politicians, including MLC K Kavitha. Addressing the media, DCP (cyber crime) Sneha Mehra said, To make money through viewership, subscribers and shares, trollers started several channels under different names and began posting a plethora of posts and pictures, which are derogatory and abusive. They focused on political figures as they were aware that the algorithms would help them, earning them multiple views and making large amounts of money on social media platforms in the process. The posts that have been posted from their own devices by morphing pictures in a vulgar manner are indecent and offensive to womens modesty and integrity. They were confident about their anonymity as they were using different names, but these incidents attract charges under the penal codes and the Information Act. Sleuths used open source tech to zero in on admins: DCP She explained that the officials tracked the social media admins using open-source intelligence techniques for 10 days. The booked persons are between the ages of 20 and 30, the DCP said.If no action is taken against such acts, it gives a sense of encouragement to such kinds of trolls, she opined. Mehra added that it sends a wrong message to the public if someone, who is not accused of anything, is being targeted by trolls and modifies the public opinion in the process. Addressing trolls engaging in similar behaviour, the DCP said this move of booking social media admins should act as a warning and cautioned them against trolling women, especially politicians. Those who have been issued notices are Attada Srinivasa Rao of TrollerKurradu (@trollerkurradu4308) from Vizianagaram), Sirasani Manikanta of Massabbayi (@MrMassabbayi) from Kadapa, Baddanj Sravan of Yankamma Tolls from Nizamabad, Motam Srinu of Telugu Trolls New from Warangal, Peraka Nagavenkata Jyothi Kiran of Chimtu Trolls from Krishna, Vadluri Naveen of Team of Trolling: Banthipuvvu Trolls from Jagital, Bolli Chandrashekar of Chandu Trolls from Karimnagar, and Billa Srikanth of Chevilo Puvvu from Kadapa.
8 Telugu YouTube channels booked by Hyderabad cops for harassing public personalities
CyberCrime Speaking to the media, the DCP said, Most of these are young men between 20-30 years of age who are either studying or have dropped out. ImageforRepresentationonly/Pixabay Around 20 cases have been booked by the Hyderabad police against owners of eight YouTube channels for objectionable, defamatory and insulting content. This includes morphed videos of a few public representatives, a police official said on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The cybercrime wing of the police have traced eight persons and have issued them notices under 41 (A) of the Criminal Procedure Code, directing them to appear before the police. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Cyber Crimes Sneha Mehra, told reporters that about 20 cases have been registered against the owners/uploaders of various channels that brand themselves as troll channels, and are spreading objectionable and defamatory content. Those who have been issued notices are Attada Srinivasa Rao of TrollerKurradu (@trollerkurradu4308) from Vizianagaram), Sirasani Manikanta of Massabbayi (@MrMassabbayi) from Kadapa, Baddanj Sravan of Yankamma Tolls from Nizamabad, Motam Srinu of Telugu Trolls New from Warangal, Peraka Nagavenkata Jyothi Kiran of Chimtu Trolls from Krishna, Banthipuvvu Trolls Vadluri Naveen of Team of Trolling from Jagityal, Bolli Chandrashekar of Chandu Trolls from Karimnagar, and Billa Srikanth of Chevilo Puvvu from Kadapa. Many of these accounts have a following of thousands to lakhs of subscribers on YouTube. Speaking to the media, the DCP said, Most of these are young men between 20-30 years of age who are either studying or have dropped out. The police officer observed that such content was being posted to increase subscribers and ratings, thereby earning more money. Such acts attract various penal sections under IPC and Information Technology Act, the official said. In the process of increasing their subscribers and garnering more likes, they are sometimes posting content which even outrages the modesty of women, she said. Police said they recently noticed such trolls targeting K Kavitha, a member of the Telangana Legislative Council and daughter of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The police have warned all such channels and content creators to not put out content that is outrageous, abusive and indecent. With IANS inputs
Telangana: Earthmover rams into car in Nizamabad, kills 3
Hyderabad: In a tragic incident, an earthmover rammed into a car in the Bhingal area of the district on Wednesday morning leaving three dead and two others injured. The victims were identified as residents of Mortad in the district. Three persons were killed and two others were injured when an earthmover reportedly lost control and Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
Caught between sons, septuagenarian politician D Srinivas takes U-turn
The alleged differences between Sanjay and Arvind have dragged the former minister, whose health is in fragile condition, into unsavoury controversy. NIZAMABAD: In a dramatic shift of events, septuagenarian politician D Srinivas resigned from the Congress on Monday, a day after he returned to the grand old party. DS, as he is known in political circles, who used to call the shots in the Congress along with former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, submitted his resignation letter citing health reasons. His wife, Vijayalaxmi, released a video stating that the veteran leader has resigned from the party and appealed to Congress leaders not to use her husband for their political interests. With folded hands, she requested them not to visit their house. He has already suffered a stroke. Let him live in peace, she said. However, Srinivas son and former Nizamabad mayor Sanjay, who joined the Congress along with the former, blamed his brother and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP D Arvind for the drama. Sanjays followers alleged that Arvind was behind DS resignation. The alleged differences between Sanjay and Arvind have dragged the former minister, whose health is in fragile condition, into unsavoury controversy. A purported telephonic conversation between Sanjay and DS too went viral on Monday. In the conversation, DS was heard speaking about harassment, while Sanjay was heard saying: Who is harassing you, father? You are a tiger, I say. DS suffering from Parkinsons disease: Hospital Sanjay suspected that some people forced his father to resign from the Congress. According to sources, Arvind was of the view that if DS joined the Congress, the Munnuru Kaapu community vote bank would be split between the Congress and the BJP, which may harm the political prospects of the saffron party. Arvind has plans to contest from either from Armoor or from Korutla Assembly constituency in the next elections. It may be recalled that when DS was proceeding to Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday, a letter purportedly written by him was circulated in social media, stating that he was not joining the Congress. However, DS joined Congress. On Monday, a health bulletin issued by a hospital stated that DS was suffering from Parkinsons disease. He is advised to be stress free and away from over crowding, travel, politics and media, the bulletin said. DS wife sent her husbands resignation letter to AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge even as the U-turn taken by the veteran leader left his supporters perplexed. Srinivas has 45 years of vast experience in politics. He started his career as NSUI activist in the Congress and worked as youth Congress leader along with S Jaipal Reddy. He has close relations with all the top leaders of the Congress at the State and national level. Elected thrice as an MLA from Nizamabad Assembly constituency, he worked as APCC president twice in undivided Andhra Pradesh. After State bifurcation, he joined the TRS (now BRS) along with his elder son Sanjay. However, those who are close to DS said that after his younger son Arvind joined BJP, political differences cropped up in their family. After winning Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat in 2019, Arvind persuaded his father to join the BJP. Sanjay wanted his father to join the Congress. DS, a staunch Congress leader, finally stepped back from joining the BJP. Sanjay criticised Arvinds attitude several times before the media.Sanjay who is said to be eyeing Nizamabad (Urban) Assembly seat joined the Congress and was hopeful of winning the election using his fathers popularity. Meanwhile, state Congress vice-president G Niranjan wrote an open letter to Hyderabad Police Commissioner with a request to provide security to DS, expressing concern over the possible threat to the life of DS from his own family members.
BJP MP Dharmapuri Arvinds father joins Congress, quits a day later
Politics Senior leader D Srinivass return to Congress was expected to change political equations in Nizamabad, the Lok Sabha constituency where his son and BJP MP Arvind defeated CM KCRs daughter Kavitha. Twitter/ManikraoThakare A day after joining the Indian National Congress (INC), senior leader Dharmapuri Srinivas, who is the father of BJP MP Dharmapuri Arvind, seems to have changed his mind. On Sunday, March 26, the Congress party in Telangana had announced that Srinivas had rejoined the party, along with his other son, D Sanjay. However, on Monday, Srinivas refuted the news, stating that he had merely visited the party office to offer his blessings to his son Sanjay. Srinivas had switched loyalties to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) after it formed the first government in the newly carved out Telangana state in 2014, but has stayed away from active politics since 2019. In a letter addressed to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Srinivas said that he wished to stay away from active politics due to health issues, and did not want to be dragged into any controversies. If you believe that I have rejoined Congress, please consider this to be my resignation letter and accept it, Srinivas said. Srinivas claimed that he hadnt rejoined Congress on Sunday, but had visited Gandhi Bhavan, the state headquarters of Congress party, to give his blessings as his son Sanjay joined the party. A [party] scarf was wrapped around me, and it was publicised that I have rejoined Congress. I will always be a Congress man, but due to my age and health condition, I have decided to stay away from active politics, Srinivas said. He added that it was not fair to link his son Sanjays prospects of receiving a party ticket in the upcoming Assembly elections to his membership of the party. As we all know, ticket allotments happen based on party procedures, traditions and the candidates popularity, Srinivas said in his letter. Srinivas's return to the Congress was expected to change political equations in Nizamabad, the constituency where his son Arvind had defeated Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Raos daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Srinivas had headed the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) for two terms, before the formation of Telangana in 2014. He also served as a minister in the YS Rajasekhara Reddy cabinet. After he joined the BRS in 2014, CM KCR had rewarded him with the post of special advisor to the state government and later made him Rajya Sabha member in 2016. However, on the eve of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the senior leader from Nizamabad faced allegations of anti-party activities. KCR's daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha, who was seeking re-election from Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, and other BRS leaders had complained to KCR that Srinivas was working against the party by promoting his son Dharmapuri Arvind, who had joined the BJP. Kavitha lost the election to Arvind. Though Srinivas denied the allegations of working against the BRS and tried to meet KCR to clarify his stand, he was denied the opportunity and has since remained politically inactive. In December 2021, Srinivas met Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. She was believed to have given the green signal for his return to the party. With IANS inputs
Amid high drama, former MP D Srinivas back in Congress
Meanwhile, TPCC office bearers and several district Congress leaders insisted that the party has not given any assurance to DS or any of his family members regarding the ticket. HYDERABAD / NIZAMABAD: Amid the high family drama, former MP D Srinivas returned to the Congress fold in the presence of AICC Telangana in-charge Manikrao Thakre and TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy on Sunday. His elder son D Sanjay joined the party along with Srinivas. Changing Telangana Political equations.. D.Srinivas (Former APCC chief, present in BRS) and his son Dharmapuri Sanjay join @INCTelangana in the presence of TPCC Chief @revanth_anumula and AICC Telangana Incharge @Manikrao_INC in Gandhi Bhavan. Senior leaders Jana Reddy, pic.twitter.com/eesPcMieAB Sama Ram Mohan Reddy (@RamMohanINC) March 26, 2023 According to sources, Srinivass younger son Dharmapuri Aravind, a BJP MP, confined him in his residence as he was against his father rejoining the Congress. The wheelchair-bound Srinivas was unable to move out until his elder son came to his rescue and brought him to the Gandhi Bhavan. It was alleged that Aravind made his father sign a press release claiming that he will not join the Congress as speculated. This led to confusion on the political stance of Srinivas.Upon his arrival at the Gandhi Bhavan, Srinivas - a former APCC president - was welcomed by senior leaders K Jana Reddy, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, N Uttam Kumar Reddy, V Hanumantha Rao, Ponnala Lakshmaiah and Mohd Ali Shabbir. Commending Srinivas, Revanth said that he is an asset to the party. Under his leadership as APCC president, Congress won the 2004 and 2009 elections, Revanth said. Venkat Reddy said that Srinivas has encouraged many leaders like him. The AICC welcomed him by tweeting: Srinivas ji joined citing support for Rahul Gandhi ji after his unfair disqualification. DS followers expect ticket for elder son Sanjay Srinivass rejoining the Congress has left his supporters hoping that he would press the party high command to allow his Sanjay to contest the coming Assembly elections from the Nizamabad Urban Assembly constituency. Srinivas had represented this seat three times -- 1989, 1999 and 2004. Srinivas had lost the seat in 2009 at the height of the separate Telangana movement. Srinivas had served as a minister in several Congress governments and had been an MLC in undivided AP. After bifurcation, the Congress high command did not renominate him to the Legislative Council, following which he joined the BRS and was elected to the Rajya Sabha. However, due to differences with BRS leadership, he remained distant from the party. Interestingly, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he helped Arvind get elected on the BJP ticket. According to sources, it was his elder son Sanjay who was keen that Srinivas rejoin the Congress. Also, the fact that Revanth had met him several times and invited him to join the party may have resulted in his homecoming. Meanwhile, TPCC office bearers and several district Congress leaders insisted that the party has not given any assurance to DS or any of his family members regarding the ticket.
Lite byte:Shahs disciplinary act a success
Local leaders working for the Congress in their respective constituencies are upset with leaders from other constituencies hogging the limelight during TPCC chief A Revanth Reddys padayatra. Shahs disciplinary act a success State BJP leaders seem to have learnt a lesson after a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah last week in Delhi. It remained speculation as to what direction he had given them at the meeting he convened with BJP national executive members and leaders from various States. Now, its clear what Shah expected the leaders in the election year. During the Maa Naukareelu Maaku Kaavale Mahadharna held at Dharna Chowk on Thursday, the result of the meeting could be seen. Some of the State leaders who used to go to Delhi at the drop of a hat complaining against State president Bandi Sanjay were seen putting up a united front as if everything was hunky dory among them. The central leadership seems to have made it clear that they would all have to work under the leadership of Sanjay, whether they like it or not. The factor that binds the Reddy trio The constantly bickering Reddy trio TPCC chief Revanth, his predecessor Uttam and aspiring TPCC chief Komatireddy Venkat Reddy were seen on the same platform during a protest held at the Gandhi Bhavan. Here, the protest against Rahul Gandhis disqualification proved to be a binding factor. Though its unclear whether this bond is temporary or permanent, had it not been for the Gandhis, the trio would not have come onto one platform. Jokes apart, all of them coming together also led to some anxious moments for key functionaries of the State unit, who were left wondering what if they made contradicting statements and damaged the very purpose of staging a protest? Fortunately, on Sunday, it was all is well that ends well. Local leaders upset at being upstaged Local leaders working for the Congress in their respective constituencies are upset with leaders from other constituencies hogging the limelight during TPCC chief A Revanth Reddys padayatra. Senior Congress leaders, who have been with the party through thick and thin, are complaining to the party leadership about leaders from other constituencies sharing the dais with Revanth and featuring prominently in the flexies put up to welcome him. They are especially upset at being sidelined on the stage with Revanth, and this is creating uncertainty among the Congress cadre. According to sources, the local leaders who are upset with the actions of Congress vice presidents are said to be from Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Warangal Lok Sabha constituencies. Inputs: Vivek Bhoomi, Ireddy Srinivas Reddy, B Kartheek
Former united Andhra Congress chief D Srinivas rejoins party
Politics Accompanied by his son Dharmapuri Sanjay, the senior leader rejoined the party in the presence of Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy and other leaders. Former MP of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) D Srinivas on Sunday re-joined the Congress, nearly nine years after he had quit the party. The senior leader along with his son Dharmapuri Sanjay joined the party in the presence of Telangana Congress in-charge Manikrao Thakare, state Congress chief A Revanth Reddy and other leaders. Srinivas, whose other son Dharmapuri Arvind is a BJP MP from Nizamabad, reached Gandhi Bhavan, the state headquarters of Congress party, in a wheel-chair. The former Rajya Sabha member was re-inducted into the party in the presence of senior leaders like K Jana Reddy, Renuka Chowdary and Uttam Kumar Reddy. It was a homecoming for Srinivas, who was leading the Congress in undivided Andhra Pradesh when it returned to power in 2004. He twice headed Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) and also served as a minister in the Rajasekhara Reddy cabinet. Srinivas had switched loyalties to Bharat Rashtra Samithi after it formed the first government in the newly carved out Telangana state in 2014. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had rewarded him with the post of special advisor to the government and later made him Rajya Sabha member in 2016. However, on the eve of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the senior leader from Nizamabad faced allegations of anti-party activities. KCR's daughter K Kavitha, who was seeking re-election from Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, and other BRS leaders had complained to KCR that Srinivas was working against the party by promoting his son D Arvind, who had joined the BJP. Kavitha lost the election to Arvind. Though Srinivas denied the allegations of working against the BRS and tried to meet KCR to clarify his stand, he was denied the appointment and since he remained politically inactive. In December 2021, Srinivas met Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. She was believed to have given the green signal for his return to the party. However, Srinivas' return to the Congress was delayed apparently due to health reasons.
Four members of a family in Hyderabad die allegedly by suicide
Death The deceased include two children, aged 9 and 5. Four persons of a family including two children were found dead on Saturday, March 25 in Kushaiguda, Hyderabad. Police suspect it to be a case of suicide. The deceased were identified as Gaade Satish (39), his wife Vedha (35), and their two children Nishiketh (9) and Nihal (5). Satish was a software employee. They were residents of Park Royal Apartment. The couple were allegedly depressed over their children, police said. According to the Kushaiguda police, preliminary investigation revealed both the children Nishiketh and Nihal were suffering from ill health, following which the couple slipped into depression and took their own lives. Police reportedly recovered a suicide note from the crime scene. Police suspect that the couple could have fed poisonous substances to the children before consuming it themselves. The police reportedly found a bottle of toxic chemicals on their bedside, which they suspect to have been consumed by the deceased. Police suspect that the suicide could have taken place on Friday. Police learnt about the incident after Satishs brother-in-law Manikanta reached the apartment after he was not able to reach the couple over their mobile phones. He alerted the security guard and when there was no response to the ringing of the door bell, they used a ladder to climb into the balcony of the first floor apartment and broke the rear door latch where they found the family dead. Manikanta alerted police, who rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies to Gandhi Hospital for autopsy. According to the couple's relatives, they were depressed over the ill-health of their children. Satish, hailing from Nizamabad district, had married Veda, a resident of Siddipet district, in 2012. Their second son Nihal was autistic. Recently, Nishiket was diagnosed with meningitis. He was having difficulty hearing, news agency IANS reported. Preliminary inquiries revealed both children were suffering from health-related issues, Inspector of Police, Kushaiguda Police Station P Venkateshwarlu told news agency ANI. After shifting the bodies to the mortuary, the police registered a case in this regard. Further inquiry is underway.
Rahul disqualification: Congress will fight tooth and nail, saysTPCC leader Sudharshan
Rahul's disqualification was done to divert the attention of the people from the issues raised by the Opposition parties, said Sudharshan. NIZAMABAD: TPCC treasurer P Sudharshan Reddy on Saturday said that the party will fight against the conviction and disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as MP in the court of law as well as the peoples court in the coming days. Speaking to reporters here along with TPCC vice-president Taher Bin Hamdan and DCC president Manala Mohan Reddy, Sudharshan Reddy said public support for Rahul Gandhi has increased as was reflected in the Bharat Jodo Yatra. He has been cornering Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over the Adani issue. This was the reason behind Rahul Gandhis disqualification. It was done to divert the attention of the people from the issues raised by the Opposition parties, he said. When he called Nirav Modi and Lalit Modi thieves, some people were encouraged to file a case in the court only to continue the political harassment of Rahul Gandhi. People are observing everything and they will deliver their judgement at an appropriate time, he said.
DGP Anjani Kumar puts cops on high alert
The CPs and SPs have deployed additional forces at district headquarters, residences of important leaders and vital installations in their jurisdiction. HYDERABAD: In view of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning BRS MLC K Kavitha in the Delhi liquor scam, the State Police department has been put on high alert. DGP Anjani Kumar has directed all Commissioners of Police and SPs to be on alert and take precautionary measures due to any possible political tension arising from the ED inquiry. The CPs and SPs have deployed additional forces at district headquarters, residences of important leaders and vital installations in their jurisdiction. The police will take preventive action depending on alerts from the Intelligence unit and inputs from the Special Branch. In Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda commissionerate limits, the CPs are reviewing the situation and instructing local officers to be alert until the ED investigation is completed. The officials have also instructed their officers to deploy forces at the offices of the BJP and Congress and to monitor the residences of important leaders of both these parties. In Nizamabad and Karimnagar, the police are taking additional precautionary measures at the residence of BJP State president Bandi Sanjay.
SIT summons to Revanth Reddy to substantiate his claims
Quoting the aforementioned Revanths statement, the investigating officer said that he believed the formers statement to be true. HYDERABAD/NIZAMABAD:The State governments Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC)question paper leakage case on Monday summoned TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy to appear before it on March 23 and submit evidence in support of the allegations he made. The way the police summoned him had a distant echo in the way Delhi police summoned former AICC president Rahul Gandhi to appear before them and submit evidence to substantiate his claims during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir, The police, who issued the notice under Section 91 of CrPC (summons to produce a document or other things) to Revanth, recounted his statements made during a press conference held on March 19 at Gandhari village of Kamareddy district, for his ready reference. The notice said: You said on March 19 that we are getting information that candidates belonging to a mandal from which KTRs PA Tirupati, and the accused Rajashekar Reddy hail have secured over 103 marks in Group 1 prelims. Tirupati and Rajashekhar Reddy are close associates. The families which are said to be close to the families of Tirupati and Rajashekhar Reddy have scored high marks in the Group 1 Prelims. I will bring all info to SITs notice: Revanth Quoting the aforementioned Revanths statement, the investigating officer said that he believed the formers statement to be true. You are therefore hereby summoned to appear before the undersigned with the relevant document/thing alleged to have been and being received by you in respect of about 100 persons hailing from Mallial Mandal, Jagtial district who are alleged to have secured more than 103 marks as such information is necessary and desirable for the purpose of investigation, an ACP rank investigating officer of the SIT, said. Meanwhile, responding to the notices, Revanth said,As I have respect for the Constitution of India, I will respond to the notices. I will bring all the information I have to the SITs notice. However, the government has served the notices with the objective to harass us. He, however, said that he would approach the High Court if the police do not issue notices to KTR and other ministers for declaring that only two individuals were responsible for the leakage of the question papers. Welcoming the SIT notice, Revanth Reddy on Monday said that he would submit the evidence in the TSPSC paper leak scam on March 23.Addressing a press conference in Banswada, he said, We were expecting the SIT notice. We will submit all the details to it. The TPCC chief demanded that SIT serve notices on IT Minister K T Rama Rao and Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy and Excise Minister Srinivas Goud, asking them to submit evidence supporting their statements giving clean cheat to all the big people in the paper leak case. He threatened to challenge in the high court the notice served on him by SIT officer AR Srinivas if the latter failed to issue similar notices to the three ministers. Revanth took exception to Rama Rao declaring only two -- PA to TSPSC secretary Praveen Kumar and outsourced employee Rajashekhar Reddy - as the main persons responsible for the leaking the question papers. Alleging that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his son Rama Rao were the main accused in the scam, Revanth said that SIT had no guts to proceed against the two. Asserting that earlier SITs constituted to probe various scams yielded no results, he demanded a thorough investigation into the paper leak either by CBI or a sitting judge of HC.
BRS gets set for its second public meeting in Maharashtra
These vehicles would campaign in 1,600 villages in 16 taluks of Kandar Loha Assembly segment. HYDERABAD: Several BRS leaders, including Armoor MLA and Nizamabad district BRS president A Jeevan Reddy, on Sunday inspected the arrangements being made for the second public meeting of the BRS in Maharashtra, to be held on March 26 at Kandar Loha. Speaking to reporters later, Jeevan Reddy said that the Telangana model would be explained to the people of Maharashtra in the Kandar Loha meeting. He flagged off 16 video screen vehicles that would publicise the BRS meeting. These vehicles would campaign in 1,600 villages in 16 taluks of Kandar Loha Assembly segment. Jeevan Reddy said that the BRS would explain the construction of massive irrigation project - Kaleshwaram, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, 24X7 free power supply to farmers and other schemes in the public meeting. He claimed that BRS means welfare of BCs, Ryots and Schemes. Stating that the BRS government had over the last eight years spent Rs 3 lakh crore for the welfare of farmers, Jeevan Reddy said that this was why Telangana has surpassed even Punjab in paddy production.
Rains, hailstorms wreak havoc in districts of Telangana
Thunderstorms & more rains expected across TS, but IMD predicts drop in intensity from today HYDERABAD: Overnight rains and hailstorms wreaked havoc in the State with powerful storms damaging standing crops at several places. According to IMD, heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Mahabubabad, Jangaon, Warangal, Vikarabad, Mulugu, Peddapalli, Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri, Karimnagar, Khammam and Medak districts on Saturday night while hailstorms hit several isolated places in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kothagudem, Mahabubabad, Jangaon, Medchal-Malkajgiri and Siddipet districts. Several netizens took to the social media to post pictures of areas which witnessed hailstorms. I have heard about hailstorms but never witnessed them. For the first time in my life, I have seen a hailstorm and hailstones on the roads, said 18-year-old Srinivas from Peddapalli. However, the rainfall intensity is likely to reduce from Monday as Saturdays trough/wind discontinuity now runs from south interior Karnataka to west Vidarbha across north interior Karnataka and Marathwada. As per the forecast, thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) are very likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Jayashankar-Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Warangal, Hanamkonda, Jangaon, Yadadri-Bhuvangiri and Rangareddy districts. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places in remaining districts. In Hyderabad, light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) are very likely to occur in the evening or at night. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 30 O celsius and 18 O celsius respectively. Surface winds are likely to be south-easterlies with wind speeds around 8-10 kmph. Waive loan interest The Congress leaders demanded that Minister Niranjan Reddy to give subsidies for procuring feed to poultry industry, and waive interest on their loans. They also demanded that government extend support to the iron-sheeted residential houses that suffered damages.
Vemula lashes out at Revanth for allegations against KCR on 2BHKs
The minister said that the government constructed 1,500 houses in Balkonda Assembly constituency and plans to build another 1,500 in the coming days. NIZAMABAD: R&B Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy on Sunday accused TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy and his followers of levelling baseless allegations against the BRS government and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao regarding weaker sections housing in the State. He termed them thieves for their words and actions. Prashanth Reddy said that the Kalvakuntala family was committed to supporting the poor and downtrodden in the State, while the Congress and BJP continue to politically attack them. He also said that Central government agencies are harassing MLC K Kavitha. Prashanth Reddy was speaking after inaugurating 112 2BHK houses in Bada Bheemgal, built at an estimated cost of Rs 7.77 crore. The area has been named KCR Colony in honour of the Chief Minister. He also laid foundation stones in several places in Morthad mandal and addressed a public meeting in Bada Bheemgal. Saluting BRS workers for their efforts, the minister said that they did not ask for sanction of the 2BHK houses. BRS activists urged him to provide 2BHK houses to those who do not own houses in the village. The minister said that the government constructed 1,500 houses in Balkonda Assembly constituency and plans to build another 1,500 in the coming days. He added that under the BRS governments new scheme, they will provide Rs 3 lakh to 3,000 people who own land, for the construction of 2BHK houses. Prashanth Reddy criticised the previous Congress governments for providing houses only on paper to people and giving houses to their activists and pairavikars (agents). He contrasted this with the KCR government, which he said provides houses worth Rs 10 lakhs to beneficiaries. Prashanth Reddy accused the Congress government of providing only 10 houses for every one house provided by KCRs government. He said that the government was sanctioning 2BHK houses without taking any amount from beneficiaries. Prashanth Reddy also criticised the Modi-led Union government for not giving a single paisa to the State governments 2BHK housing programme. He also criticised the Modi government for handing over the wealth of the country to his friends and demanded an inquiry into the allegations levelled against the Adani group.
Hailstorms, heavy rain lash parts of Telangana; more in store
As per the weather report, thunderstorms accompanied by lightning, gusty winds and hailstorm are likely to occur at isolated places on Sunday. HYDERABAD:Several parts of Hyderabad and other districts across the State received heavy rain with hailstorm on Saturday. Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert predicting heavy rainfall and hailstorm. Kukatpally, Pragathinagar, Nizampet, Miyapur, Patancheru, Balanagar, Jeedimetla, Kompally, Alwal, Neredmet, Kapra, Jagatharigutta, Gajularamaram, Nallagandla, Quthbullapur, Miyapur, Chandanagar, Manikonda, Alkapoor Township, Makthal, Narayanapet, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Nirmal, Jagtiyal, Asifabad, Adilabad, Medak, Siddipet, Sircilla, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Bhupalapally, Bhadradri districts and other places reported hailstorms and rains. The locals posted photos and videos of the hailstorm on social media on Saturday afternoon. Parts of the city such as Mehidipatnam, Tolichowki, Nampally, Rajendernagar, Malakpet, LB Nagar, Kapra, Secunderabad, Kondapur, Miyapur, Kukatpally, Balanagar and Quthbullapur and other places witnessed heavy rain. Light to moderate rains are expected to occur at isolated places in Nizamabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Rajanna-Sircilla, Karimnagar, Jagtiyal, Badradri-Kothagudem, Khamman, Jangoan, Siddipet, Medak, Hyderabad and Yadadri in the next 24 hours, according to the IMD. As per the weather report, thunderstorms accompanied by lightning, gusty winds and hailstorm are likely to occur at isolated places Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Nirmal, Nizamabad, and other districts on Sunday. CROPS DAMAGED IN SANGAREDDY Sangareddy: Various crops planted over hundreds of acres have been damaged due to the heavy rains and hailstorms in the district over the last two days. The worst affected areas were Zaheerabad, Kohir, Nyalkal and Raikode. Officials said Raikode mandal recorded the highest rainfall (75.8 mm) in the district on Friday night. They added that 39.5 mm rainfall was recorded in Malchelma mandal, 30 mm in Mogudampally mandal, and 29 mm in Jharasangam mandal. Sangareddy district agriculture officials said that crops were damaged on a large scale. Maize, sorghum, mango, papaya, sugarcane, soya, chilli, tomato, and potato crops were damged in Zheerabad. Moreover, many farmers also claimed that the hailstorms had affected the health of their cattle.
TelanganaHC rejects Arvinds plea in SC/ST atrocities case
On October 31, 2021, Arvind visited the Chanchalguda Central Jail in Hyderabad to meet C Naveen Kumar alias Teenmar Mallanna. HYDERABAD: Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan of the Telangana High Court on Friday rejected Nizamabad MP Dharmapuri Arvinds plea, seeking directions to drop a complaint lodged against him under the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act at the Nizamabad Police Station. On October 31, 2021, Arvind visited the Chanchalguda Central Jail in Hyderabad to meet C Naveen Kumar alias Teenmar Mallanna. Later, speaking to the media, he claimed that lottapeesulu (useless) issues being raised to file bogus SC/ST cases. On January 2 this year, a social worker filed a complaint at Madannapet Police Station, alleging that Arvind had denigrated the SCs and STs by using the pejorative term lottapeesulu. To give the petitioner time to seek an alternative remedy, Chief Judge Ujjal Bhuyan suspended the ruling for 15 days at the request of MP Arvinds attorney.
SCR electrifies critical stretches in northern TS
The electrification of these sections is particularly significant as it now provides a continuous electrified rail-line facility for a distance of 210 km from Secunderabad to Basara. HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway (SCR) zone has achieved another significant milestone in its Mission Electrification by electrifying critical stretches in the northern Telangana region. As part of this initiative, two important sections, namely Nizamabad-Kamareddy covering a distance of 50 route km (rkm) and Jankampet-Basara covering a distance of 23 km, have been successfully electrified. These sections are part of a crucial route connecting the Telangana region with Maharashtra. The electrification of these sections is particularly significant as it now provides a continuous electrified rail-line facility for a distance of 210 km from Secunderabad to Basara. The electrification of the Nizamabad-Kamareddy and Jankampet-Basara sections marks the completion of the electrification project for the Manmad-Mudkhed-Dhone route. This project was sanctioned in 2015-16, covering a distance of 783 km, with an estimated cost of `865 crore. This electrification initiative has several benefits, such as enabling the seamless movement of trains by avoiding the need for a change in traction power.
Congressfocussing on north Telangana to revive its electoral fortunes
The Congress won a few Assembly seats in the 2018 elections in erstwhile Karimnagar, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Warangal and Khammam districts. HYDERABAD: Congress is focusing on regaining its strength in north Telangana. The leaders of the grand old party are on padayatras to connect with their own cadres as well as the people. The thrust is now on Adilabad, Karimnagar and Warangal. TPCC president A Revanth Reddy and CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka are criss-crossing north Telangana. Revanth, who kicked off his yatra for change at Mulugu on February 6, has traversed several Assembly segments in Mahabubabad, Warangal, Karimnagar and Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituencies. Even as Revanth is on his yatra, on March 16, Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka began his padayatra from Boath in erstwhile Adilabad district. The Congress won a few Assembly seats in the 2018 elections in erstwhile Karimnagar, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Warangal and Khammam districts. They include Manthani, Mulugu, Bhupalapally, Yellareddy and Asifabad. Besides these, the party also won the graduates MLC elections. For many decades, north Telangana remained a strong belt for the Congress. However, after the 2014 and 2018 elections, its influence began to wane. Aims to outshine BJP During his padayatra, Revanth is trying to charge the cadres into action to fight the BRS in the next Assembly elections and help the Congress nominees win the election, particularly in the constituencies where the sitting Congress MLAs had defected to the BRS. Revanth is trying to wean away people from the influence of the BRS. The TPCC is making sure that all the local leaders walk with Revanth in their respective constituencies. Interestingly, both TPCC and CLP leaders selected ST Assembly segments to kick off their padayatras to retain the partys hold on the tribals and STs. North Telangana is very important for all political parties and hence the focus. This is where the Telangana movement was most fierce and it witnessed a number of uprisings. The Congress is trying to position itself as a party in the reckoning for staking a claim for gaddi in Telangana. It is doing everything in its power to outshine the BJP which is projecting itself as the only contender for power in the State.
Unseasonal rains damage crops in over 20,000 acres
The untimely rain, accompanied by gales, led to a large number of mango trees being affected at Madapur village of Ganneruvaram mandal. KHAMMAM / KARIMNAGAR / HYDERABAD: The untimely hailstorm that lashed the State on Thursday and in the early hours of Friday left a trail of devastation over 20,000 acres ofmaize, green gram, papaya and mango and other crops, most of which were in flowering and ripening stages. According to Agriculture department officials, over 18,826 acres of maize, farmed by around 1,930 farmers, was damaged in the erstwhile Khammam district alone. Kothagudem district horticulture officer J Mariyanna said that papaya crops worth Rs 10 lakh were damaged in Bhadradri- Kothagudem district. Chilli and paddy farmers also suffered losses too. The damage was comparatively less in Karimnagar district, with maize and paddy flattened in several places. The untimely rain, accompanied by gales, led to a large number of mango trees being affected at Madapur village of Ganneruvaram mandal. Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy on Friday reminded that scientists have been advising farmers to harvest their Rabi crop a month in advance to avoid the risk of their being damaged by unseasonal rains coupled with strong winds and hailstorms, a situation recurring every March and April. Niranjan Reddy, along with Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, Rythu Bandhu Samithi president Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Agriculture Commissioner Raghunandan Rao and others inspected the agricultural and horticultural crops in Vikarabad district that were damaged due to Thursdays unseasonal rain and hailstorm. Niranjan Reddy said that farmers in some parts of Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Bodhan and Suryapet have been following the advice of scientists about advancing their crop cycle by a month, and that in all workshops farmers were informed the same by agricultural officials. According to the minister, cabbage, onion, maize, watermelon and capsicum crops were largely damaged in the 13 villages under Mominpet and Marpally mandals of Vikarabad district affected by the hailstorm. Interestingly, Niranjan Reddy said that he was yet to receive reports of crop damage in other parts of the State.
Heavy hail storms lash parts of Telangana, normal life affected
Weather The meteorological department has attributed the heavy storms to southeasterly winds under the impact of a trough in the Arabian Sea. Heavy hail storms and rains lashed parts of Telangana on Thursday, March 16. Hail storms, accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds, brought down the maximum temperature, providing relief to people from the first spell of summer. Parts of Vikarabad, Rangareddy and Sangareddy districts witnessed heavy rains and hailstorms. A few places including Zaheerabad town say hail for about half an hour, disrupting movement of vehicles. Drivers were forced to park their vehicles by the roadside till the storm dissipated. Marpalle village in Vikarabad district also witnessed heavy hail storms. A white sheet of hailstones covered roads and fields. Crops like sugarcane, jowar and vegetables were damaged in some parts of the affected districts. Paddy crops were also reportedly damaged in Siddipet and Medak districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has attributed the hail storms and thunderstorms to southeasterly winds under the impact of the trough from Bangladesh and neighbourhood to north coastal Andhra Pradesh, and another trough from south Tamil Nadu to north Konkan. The IMD has issued a yellow warning for several districts of Telangana for next three days. Thunder showers are very likely to occur at many places over Telangana from March 17 to March 19. On March 17, thunderstorm accompanied with lightning, hailstorm and gusty winds of 30-40 kmph are very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna Sircilla, Nalgonda, Mahabubabad, Warangal, Hanamkonda, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajigiri, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak, Kamareddy and Nagarkurnool. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning, gusty winds are very likely to occur at isolated places in the remaining districts of Telangana. For March 18, the IMD has forecast heavy rains at isolated places in the districts Jagityal, Rajanna Sirsilla, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Warangal, Janagaon, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, Vikarabad and Nagarkurnool
Hailstorms lash parts of Telangana, 3 killed in lightning
The weather conditions weree attributed to the trough from Bangladesh and neighbourhood to north coastal Andhra Pradesh across Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha. HYDERABAD/SANGAREDDY/KARIMNAGAR: Even as unseasonal rains lashed several parts of the State, including the capital city of Hyderabad, bringing normal life to a standstill, hailstorm accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds hit parts of Kohir, Zaheerabad and Vikarabad on Thursday. In Palamuru region, three persons died after being struck by lightning at three different places. Vanguru Lakshmi, a resident of Chityal village in Wanaparthy district, went to Penchikalpadu village of Pebbair mandal along with her husband and son to graze sheep. At around 3 pm, lightening struck, killing her on the spot. Two women caught in heavy rain in Karimnagar; In Lingasanipally village of Bijinapally mandal in Nagarkurnool district, another shepherd Balakrishna died after being struck by lightning. A farmer died in a similar incident in Aragidda village of Ghattu mandal in Jogulamba Gadwal district. Heavy rains were reported in several parts of the erstwhile Medak district. Along with Kohir, Zaheerabad also received heavy rainfall. Following the hailstorm, many netizens took to the social media and posted pictures of them enjoying Switzerland or Kashmir like weather. On the negative side, sugarcane, sorghum and maize crops were damaged in Bilalpur, Badampeta, Maniyarpally and other villages in Kohir mandal. Several mango plantations were also affected by the heavy rains. In Hyderabad, moderate to heavy rainfall resulted in traffic jams. Shankarpalle witnessed the highest rainfall of 4.6 cm, followed by Rajendranagar (4.3 cm) and Kangal in Nalgonda (4.3 cm). Vehicular traffic came to a standstill in areas like Punjagutta Junction, Paradise Circle, Khairatabad and Ameerpet in the evening hours. Karimnagar, Huzurabad and surrounding areas also witnessed heavy rains. In Karimnagar city, heavy downpour resulted in several roads getting waterlogged, resulting in traffic jams. Electricity supply was cut off for about an hour in the city to prevent any untoward incidents. More rains predicted The weather conditions weree attributed to the trough from Bangladesh and neighbourhood to north coastal Andhra Pradesh across Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha. Under its influence, heavy rainfall accompanied by heavy winds, thunder and hailstorm, is expected to continue in the State in the next two days. According to IMD, thunderstorm accompanied with lightning, hailstorm and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) very likely to occur at isolated places in Nizamabad, Jagtial, Sircilla, Nalgonda, Mahabubabad, Warangal, Hanamkonda, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak, Kamareddy and Nagarkurnool on Friday. CMs directive On CM K Chandrashekhar Raos instructions, Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy and Rythu Bandhu Samithi chief Palla Rajeshwar Reddy will visit affected villages on Friday and inspect the severity of crop loss.
Poor score in Exam drives Class 12 student to suicide
Uttar Pradesh: A class 12 student reportedly hanged herself at Baruhar village of Kishni neighborhood in Manipur district on March 1, evening over fear of faring poorly in Biology. The deceased was identified as Lavli Yadav (18), daughter of Avdhesh Yadav, police said. 18-year-old Lavli was reportedly a student of Swami Trijyanand Inter College, Gyan Nagar Gave in Mainpuri. She had her biology examination on February 27, and had been fearing over not securing a good score. The tension over her performance may have ultimately led her to take the extreme step, police mentioned. An officer's reported statement reads as follows: Lovely ended her life at home when her family members were away. Her kin returned home to find her hanging. Upon receiving the information, a police team reached the spot and sent the body for postmortem, Further investigation was underway. The deceased student was identified as Dasari Harsha, the police said, adding that it was still unclear why the student took the extreme step. In another case, on Saturday a final year MBBS student of Nizamabad Government Medical College died by suicide inside his hostel room, the police said. Lover stabbed girlfriend 15 times, caught sitting with her body on CCTV Husband forces wife to sleep with his Boss for quick promotions and benefits Bangalore Shocker! Man kills Ex-Lover outside her office