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Explained: What is the Muslim quota proposal in Telangana that BJP is opposing

Politics The debate on Muslim reservations in Telangana is a longstanding one, and the BJP has been opposed to it from the start, since a Bill in this regard was passed in the Assembly in 2017. Jahnavi Reddy Narendra Modi, Bandi Sanjay, Amit Shah: File Images Ahead of the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections to be held in 2023, the BJP has doubled down on its stand against reservations for backward Muslims in the state. The BJP's Telangana president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Wednesday, May 2

26 May 2022 4:44 pm
PM Modi takes dig at KCR in Hyderabad, says family rule must end in Telangana

Politics Addressing BJP party workers and leaders at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad, PM Narendra Modi targeted CM KCR over dynastic politics and his alleged superstitious beliefs. Agencies Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad/PTI Family-run parties always think about their own growth and are the biggest enemies of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, May 26, in an apparent reference to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state. Addressing BJP party worker

26 May 2022 4:40 pm
No annual fish prasadam in Hyderabad for third consecutive year

Coronavirus Although COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the Bathini Goud family has decided not to conduct the annual event this year too as a precautionary measure. IANS A boy being made to swallow fish prasadam: File Photo/PTI There will be no fish prasadam distribution by the Bathini Goud family for asthma patients in Hyderabad for a third consecutive year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bathini Goud family has decided not to conduct the annual event this year too as a precautionar

26 May 2022 1:42 pm
Dig up mosques in Telangana, hand them over if Shiva linga found: Bandi Sanjay

Politics He further went on to say that, Even if Karimnagar Eidgah or Vemulawada dargah has to go, Rama Rajyam has to come in Telangana. Inputs PTI Karimnagar Member of Parliament (MP) and Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Wednesday, May 25, suggested that mosques should be dug up across the state and went on to add that if shavam (dead bodies) were found, then Muslims could keep the mosque while if a shivam (shiva linga) was found, then it had to be handed over to the Hindus. I am c

26 May 2022 1:04 pm
KCR to avoid meeting PM Modi during Hyderabad visit, second time in 4 months

Politics For the second time since February, Telangana CM KCR will avoid greeting PM Narendra Modi when he arrives in Hyderabad on May 26 to attend the celebration of the completion of 20 years of ISB. IANS Telangana CM KCR and Prime Minister Narendra Modi: File Images For the second time in less than four months, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will avoid greeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrives in Hyderabad on Thursday, May 26, to attend the celebration of the complet

26 May 2022 10:52 am
YSRCP suspends legislator arrested for driver's murder

Politics According to a statement from YSRCP, the MLC has been suspended on the direction of Chief Minister and party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. IANS YSRCP MLC ANANTA SATYA UDAYA BHASKAR/APLEGISLATURE.ORG Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Wednesday, May 25, suspended Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar from the party in the wake of his arrest in the murder case of his former driver. According to a statement from the party office, the MLC has been s

26 May 2022 10:28 am
APs Amalapuram back to normal after violent protests over renaming Konaseema district

Violence We have registered seven cases and taken over 40 miscreants into custody and have deployed a force of over 2,000 personnel, the Andhra DGP said. PTI Normalcy was restored on Wednesday, May 25 in Amalapuram town in Andhra Pradesh that witnessed widespread arson in protest against the move to rename the new Konaseema district after B R Ambedkar. We have registered seven cases and taken over 40 miscreants into custody. We have deployed a force of over 2,000 personnel under the supervision

26 May 2022 8:45 am
46 detained for violence over renaming AP's Konaseema district after Ambedkar

Law and Order Besides clashing with the police, an angry mob had also set the houses of minister P Vishwarupa and YSRCP MLA P Satish on fire. Paul Oommen By arrangement A day after violence broke out in Amalapuram town in Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh, 46 people have been detained by the Andhra Pradesh police for their alleged role in the vandalism that took place on Tuesday evening. The police continue to check CCTV footage for more evidence against all those responsible for what transpi

25 May 2022 1:13 pm
Andhra Minister and MLAs homes torched over renaming of Konaseema district

Protest The protesters were opposing the proposed renaming of the newly-created Konaseema district carved out of the East Godavari district to Dr BR Ambedkar Konaseema district. Inputs PTI Arson broke out in Amalapuram town in Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh and the homes of Andhra Minister P Viswarupu and YSRCP MLA P Satish were set on fire on Tuesday, May 24 by protesters opposing the proposed renaming of the newly-created Konaseema district to Dr BR Ambedkar Konaseema district. Dozens

25 May 2022 8:51 am
Lathi-charge, stone-pelting in AP over protests against naming district after Ambedkar

Protest Hundreds of protesters thronged Amalapuram despite police curbs, to protest against the governments proposal to name the district as BR Ambedkar Konaseema district, following demands from Dalit groups. TNM Staff Protests in Konaseema against naming district after Ambedkar Tensions prevailed in Amalapuram town of Andhra Pradesh the headquarters of the newly formed Konaseema district on May 24, Tuesday, over the state governments proposal to rename the district by adding the name Dr BR A

24 May 2022 7:24 pm
PM Modi to visit Hyderabad on May 26: Traffic diversions announced

Traffic Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Hyderabad on May 26, to participate in the celebration of the completion of 20 years of Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad. TNM Staff IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/CITYORDINARY The Cyberabad Traffic Police have announced traffic diversions ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Gachibowli on May 26, Thursday. The diversions will be in place from around 1 pm to 5 pm on Thursday. O

24 May 2022 5:51 pm
Full List: Hyderabad hospitals forced to refund patients after hefty Covid-19 bills

RTI A total of 44 hospitals returned Rs 1.61 crore to patients after the states health department acted on complaints of overcharging. Paul Oommen Representative Image: PTI The Telangana Public Health and Family Welfare Department had asked several private hospitals in Telangana, who were caught overcharging during the Covid-19 pandemic, to return the money to patients. The total refund ordered by the department in 87 complaints which they considered amounts to Rs 1.61 crore, according to inform

24 May 2022 4:12 pm
Ram Gopal Varma booked in Rs 56 lakh cheating case

Controversy The complainant alleged that Varma borrowed money from him for producing a movie titled Disha, with a promise to return it before the release of the said movie but did not repay it. IANS Ram Gopal Varma being escorted by police in Hyderabad in 2018: File Photo/PTI Police in Hyderabad booked filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for allegedly cheating a production house to the tune of Rs 56 lakh. On a complaint lodged by Koppada Sekhar Raju of Sekhara Art Creations, a case was booked at Miyapur P

24 May 2022 3:09 pm
Andhra CM Jagan, Telangana Min KTR meet on sidelines of WEF summit at Davos

Politics Lulu Group has announced an investment of Rs 500 crore in Telangana, while the Adani group has agreed to invest Rs 60,000 crore in green energy projects in Andhra Pradesh. TNM Staff Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan, Telangana Minister KTR at WEF summit in Davos: Twitter/KTRTRS Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao met on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos. Both the leaders from the Telugu states were in D

24 May 2022 11:34 am
YSRCP MLC Udaya Bhaskar arrested for driver's murder

Crime The MLC was also charged with screening of evidence as he attempted to portray the murder as an accident, cops said. PTI Ruling YSRCP MLC Ananta Satya Uday Bhaskar was arrested in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada district on Monday, May 23, for allegedly murdering his former driver four days ago, a senior police officer said. At a press conference late in the night, Kakinada district Superintendent of Police M Ravindranath Babu said, Based on his confessional statement, technical data and other e

24 May 2022 8:48 am
Hyderabad restaurant fined for forcing customer to pay service charges

Consumer rights Based on a city-based advocate's complaint, a district consumer forum directed the restaurant in Jubilee Hills to refund the complainant and said that service charges must be optional. TNM Staff Image for representation: Facebook/Antera Kitchen & Bar A consumer forum in Hyderabad has directed AnTeRa Kitchen and Bar, an upscale restaurant in Jubilee Hills, to stop levying service charges on customers and leave it optional. Passing its order on a complaint filed by a customer

23 May 2022 1:28 pm
YSRCP MLC booked for driver's murder, kin demand CBI probe

Crime MLC Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar handed over his former drivers body to his family claiming it was a case of accident, but a murder case has been registered after the family alleged he was killed. PTI YSRCP MLC Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar/ Andhra Pradesh police have registered a murder case against ruling YSR Congress Party MLC Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar, for allegedly being involved in his former driver's death. The victim's wife, however, demanded that a probe by the CBI (C

23 May 2022 11:04 am
KTR, Harish Rao hit out at govt over fuel prices, demand cess be brought to 2014 levels

Fuel Telangana VAT has remained unchanged. So what & who caused price rise & who is responsible, KTR asked. Agencies Harish Rao and KTR Telangana's Industry and Commerce Minister KT Rama Rao on Sunday, May 22, demanded the Union government scrap the cess on fuel, saying this will bring down the prices to 2014 level. He was reacting to the Union governments move to slash the excise duty on petrol and diesel and subsequent demands that state governments should also cut Value Added Tax (VAT) on fue

23 May 2022 10:14 am
You can change governments, KCR tells farmers in Punjab, Haryana

News The Telangana CM also paid tributes to the farmers who died during the course of the agitation against the Union governments now-repealed farm laws. PTI Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday reached out to farmers in Punjab and Haryana, saying they can change government if they want and should keep fighting till they get a constitutional guarantee for remunerative prices of their crops. The Telangana chief minister also paid tributes to the farmers who died during the cours

23 May 2022 9:10 am
Neeraj caste murder: Four of wifes relatives arrested in Hyderabad

Crime The police said five relatives of Sanjana, who married Neeraj last year, murdered him as they did not approve of their marriage. TNM Staff Hyderabad City Police/Facebook The Hyderabad police on Saturday, May 21, arrested four persons, including a minor, and are on lookout for two others for the murder of a 22-year-old youth over an intercaste love marriage. A day after Neeraj Panwar was hacked to death in full public view at the Begum Bazar area, the arrests were made. The police said five

22 May 2022 6:37 pm
Immediately file FIR and arrest the 10 cops: Activists on Disha fake encounter

Fake Encounter The activists also demanded a speedy inquiry into the murder of Disha, which was overshadowed by the extrajudicial killings. Balakrishna Ganeshan EX-ACP V Surender at the encounter spot/ PTI A day after the Sirpurkar Commission's inquiry report established that the Cyberabad police under the then Commissioner VC Sajjanar had staged an encounter of the four Disha* rape and murder case suspects (including three minors), the Telangana Women and Transgender Organizations Joint Actio

21 May 2022 6:37 pm
22-year-old man stabbed to death at Hyderabad market, allegedly over intercaste marriage

Crime CCTV visuals show that Neeraj, who was on a two-wheeler, was attacked with knives by four armed men in the middle of the busy Begum Bazar market in Hyderabad. Balakrishna Ganeshan Neeraj and Sanjana Just days after the brutal murder of Nagaraju over an interfaith relationship, 21-year-old Neeraj Panwar was attacked and stabbed to death in Hyderabad by four armed men on the evening of Friday, May 20. The police have suspected a caste-killing angle in the case, and that Neerajs wifes family

21 May 2022 2:16 pm
YSR Congress MLC's driver found dead in Andhra, kin accuse legislator of murder

Death MLC Ananta Satya Uday Bhaskar took the driver's body in his car and handed it over to the victim's family and claimed it was a case of accidental death. PTI Representative image A youth, who was the driver of a ruling YSR Congress MLC, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh but his family members have alleged it was a case of murder and pointed the finger of suspicion at the legislator. MLC Ananta Satya Uday Bhaskar took the driver's body in

21 May 2022 9:57 am
Disha case: SC makes report proving fake encounter public

Fake Encounter There is nothing confidential. Someone has been found guilty and now the state has to look into this. The High Court has to take it and try the accused for the crime, CJI NV Ramana said. TNM Staff The Supreme Court on Friday, May 20, refused to keep Justice VS Sirpurkar Commissions report in a sealed cover, proving that the accused in the Disha rape case were killed in an extra judicial manner. The apex court insisted that the Commission's report be made public since it was an enc

20 May 2022 3:19 pm
Telangana 'godman' forces teen to stand on burning coals for exorcism, arrested

Crime The womans parents had sought help from the man working out of a dargah after they felt their daughter was not in a good mental state. TNM Staff Self-proclaimed godman Rafiq: YouTube/NTV Telugu A 19-year-old woman in Telangana was hospitalised with severe burns after a man claiming to be a healer allegedly made her walk on burning coals to exorcise her after her parents sought help to address perceived mental health problems. The incident happened on May 13 and came to light through media

20 May 2022 12:51 pm
Telangana CM KCR to embark on nationwide tour from May 20

Politics Over the next 10 days, Telangana CM KCR plans to visit various states, and will hand over compensation to families of farmers who died during the protests against the three farm laws. A Puthiyatt Telangana Chief Minister KCR Aiming to play a key role in national politics with an alternative agenda, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will undertake a nationwide tour, starting on Friday, May 20. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief will meet eminent personalities from field

20 May 2022 8:53 am
BJP using me for politics: Telangana Kinnera artist threatens to return Padma Shri

Controversy With Mogulaiah publicly speaking out against the BJP, some leaders from the party have hit back at him stating that it was the Union government under the BJP that recognised him with the Padma Shri. Balakrishna Ganeshan Kinnera artist Darshanam Mogulaiah, a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award, has threatened to return his award in protest against the BJPs alleged move to use him for politics. The BJP has been miffed with the artist due to his unwavering support to Tela

19 May 2022 3:23 pm
Steep hike in Telangana liquor prices, dealers upset with move

Excise Excise officials checked the liquor stocks at wine shops and bars on the night of May 18, and the available stocks will now be sold at new rates. TNM Staff Representative image/Pixabay The Telangana government has increased liquor prices by 20-25%, with the new prices coming into effect from Thursday, May 19. Prices of all brands of liquor were hiked, and the move is expected to help the government generate additional revenues of Rs 6,000 crore to Rs 7,000 crore annually. The authorities

19 May 2022 12:32 pm
Cab, auto drivers in Hyderabad to go on day-long strike

Transport Various taxi and auto drivers associations have called for protest with several demands, including better fares amid rising fuel prices. TNM Staff IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION: UBER NEWSROOM Cabs and autos in Hyderabad are likely to be unavailable on May 19, Thursday, as associations of taxi and auto drivers have called for a day-long protest with various demands related to cab and auto fares amidst rising fuel prices, including fixing of digital fare meters. The Telangana State Taxi and D

19 May 2022 11:26 am
IB official dies in Hyderabad after accidentally falling off stage

Accident The mishap, which happened at the Shilpakala Vedika in Madhapur, was caught on CCTV. TNM Staff Screenshot from mishap at Shilpakala Vedika An assistant director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), based out of Hyderabad, died on Wednesday, May 18, after an accidental fall from the dais of an auditorium in the city while reviewing security arrangements, police said. The accident happened when a team of the IB, ISW (Intelligence Security Wing) of the Telangana police and other police officer

19 May 2022 10:22 am
Union govt interfering in states affairs, directly sending funds to local bodies: KCR

Politics Chief Minister KCR said it was not a supportive practice to transfer funds under schemes like PM Gram Sadak Yojana and NREGA to local bodies directly from Delhi, without trusting state governments. PTI Telangana Chief Minister KCR: Twitter/TelanganaCMO Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday, May 18, disapproved of the Union government transferring funds directly from Delhi to local bodies under schemes like NREGA and PM Gram Sadak Yojana without involving the states.

19 May 2022 9:07 am
Andhra govt reinstates AB Venkateswara Rao IPS after SC order

Governance In 2020, the Andhra government placed Venkateswara Rao under suspension on the charges of irregularities in the process of procurement of Aerostat and UAV equipment for state police. PTI The Andhra Pradesh government has finally reinstated Director General of Police(DGP)-ranked IPS officer AB Venkateswara Rao into service, close to a month after the Supreme Court passed an order in his favour. On April 22, the Supreme Court struck down a special leave petition (SLP) of the government

18 May 2022 7:11 pm
How tigers are counted in Andhra's Srisailam reserve

Wildlife TNM travelled to Andhra Pradeshs Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve to learn about the tiger census process and understand how the massive nation-wide exercise is carried out. Paul Oommen Image courtesy: Pixabay A massive drive to estimate the number of tigers in the country is presently underway. Called the All India Tiger Estimation, the herculean process is carried out by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) once every four years in coordination with state forest depa

18 May 2022 2:10 pm
Three charred to death in Andhra road accident after car catches fire

Accident The car caught fire after it rammed into a truck, trapping all the three occupants in flames. IANS Image for representation: Pixabay/Hermann Kollinger Three persons were burnt alive after a car in which they were travelling caught fire after colliding with a truck in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district on Tuesday, police said. The incident occurred near Thippayapalem in Markapuram mandal of Prakasam. The car caught fire after it rammed into a truck, trapping all the three occupants in fl

18 May 2022 10:30 am
YSRCP names four Rajya Sabha candidates, including two from Telangana

Politics BC leader and former TDP MLA R Krishnaiah is among the four nominees. PTI Former TDP MLA and BC Sangham president R Krishnaiah with CM Jagan The ruling YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, May 17, announced four candidates, including two from neighbouring Telangana, for as many Rajya Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh, the biennial election for which is slated for June 10. YSRCP president and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy overlooked the party's local leaders while making

18 May 2022 9:39 am
Telangana govt depts owe GHMC Rs 5258 crore in property tax dues, RTI query reveals

Civic Issues The overdue taxes have been pending for a duration of anywhere between less than a year to 25 years. TNM Staff File Image of GHMC building/TNM Various Telangana government departments owe the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) property taxes worth more than Rs 5,000 crore, an RTI query by the Forum for Good Governance has found. According to information provided by the GHMC Commissioner in response to a petition under the Right to Information Act, state government proper

17 May 2022 1:00 pm
The annual assertion of Hindu rashtra: How RSS strategised Shobha Yatra in Telangana

Politics In Hyderabad, the annual Shobha Yatra - a one-day event - usually begins from Sitarambagh temple which is close to Darussalam, the head office of AIMIM, and concludes at Koti. Balakrishna Ganeshan Ram Navami procession in Hyderabad/PTI In a coordinated fashion, communal violence broke out in at least seven states Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Delhi, and West Bengal during this years Ram Navami celebrations on April 10. One person from Gujarat was killed in the vi

17 May 2022 11:28 am
Telangana govt working on new law against cybercrimes along with NALSAR: MLC Kavitha

Cyber crime TRS MLC K Kavitha said the state government is working with NALSAR University to come up with a law which addresses particularly cyber-harassment against women. PTI File Image: Twitter/Kavitha Kalvakuntla The Telangana government in consultation with NALSAR (National Academy of Legal Studies and Research) University, is working to bring out legislation to curb cyber harassment and bullying among other crimes, TRS MLC K Kavitha said on Monday, May 16. Speaking at an interactive sessio

17 May 2022 10:48 am
12-yr-old girl in Telangana forced to marry 35-yr-old cousin, rescued

Child Rights Upset over the forced wedding, the girl left her house and went to the house of a relative, after which ICDS officials were alerted. IANS Representative image A 12-year-old girl, who was forcibly married to a 35-year-old man by her parents in a village in Telangana's Rangareddy district, was rescued on Monday, May 16, police said. The girl was married to a distant relative at Velicherla in Keshampet mandal near Shadnagar, about 60 km from Hyderabad three days ago. The girl's family

17 May 2022 10:36 am
Hyderabadi Haleems GI tag renewed for 10 more years

Food The aromatic stew-like dish is unique to Hyderabad and hugely popular during the month of Ramzan. TNM Staff Representative image of Hyderabadi Haleem: Wikimedia Commons/Chandu7299 The Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Hyderabadi Haleem has been renewed, after it expired around two years ago. The Haleem Makers Association, which got the GI tag in 2010, got it renewed for another 10 years, The Times of India reported. Senior examiner at the Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) under the

16 May 2022 11:52 am
AP Class 10 paper leak case: Ex-TDP ministers family members get anticipatory bail

Court Former minister Narayana was arrested in connection with the leak of a Class 10 board exam question paper and later granted bail. IANS FORMER TDP MINISTER PONGURU NARAYANA: FILE IMAGE/FACEBOOK The Andhra Pradesh High Court has granted anticipatory bail to the daughters and son-in-law of former minister Ponguru Narayana and some others in the Class 10 question paper leak case. Narayana's daughters P Sharani and P Sindhura, son-in-law K Punith and 10 others of the Narayana Group of Education

16 May 2022 11:31 am
Adanis say not in Rajya Sabha race from YSRCP, turf open in Andhra

Politics There had been speculation that Priti Adani was likely to be given one of the four Rajya Sabha seats on behalf of the YSRCP. PTI File Image of Gautam Adani and Priti Adani: PTI The race for Rajya Sabha seats in the biennial election in Andhra Pradesh, slated for June 10, took an interesting turn on Sunday, May 15, with the Adani group debunking reports that either Gautam Adani or his wife Priti would be given a seat. For several months, there has been speculation among political circles

16 May 2022 9:30 am
Amit Shah is emperor of lies: KTR hits back after BJP meet in Hyderabad

Politics Responding to Amit Shahs criticism, KT Rama Rao said the Union Minister was trying to pass off statements from Whatsapp university as facts. TNM Staff File Image: Facebook/KTR Responding to Union Home Minister Amit Shahs criticism of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) at a public meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday, May 14, state minister KT Rama Rao said Shahs speech was riddled with lies. Referring to Amit Shah as Abaddhala Badshah (emperor of lies), KTR on May 15, Sunday, retali

16 May 2022 8:40 am
Fund transfer out of Andhra SDRF: SC asks CAG to examine govt reply

Court Hearing a plea challenging transfer of funds from the State Disaster Response Force, the Supreme Court had earlier issued notice to the Andhra Pradesh government, calling it a very serious issue. PTI SUPREME COURT OF INDIA: IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION/PTI The Supreme Court has directed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to examine the reply filed by the Andhra Pradesh government on a plea challenging the alleged transfer of funds from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to persona

15 May 2022 3:56 pm
Hyderabad-based sweet manufacturer Pulla Reddys grandson booked for dowry harassment

Gender violence The wife of Eknath, G Pulla Reddy's grandson, has alleged that the family had been harassing her over additional dowry demands, after taking nearly Rs 1.3 crore as dowry in 2014. TNM Staff G Eknath Reddy, grandson of Pulla Reddy G Eknath Reddy, grandson of sweets and snacks manufacturing businessman G Pulla Reddy, was booked by the Hyderabad police on Friday, May 13, on charges of domestic violence and dowry harassment. His wife, Pragnya Reddy, has alleged that Eknath, his p

15 May 2022 1:40 pm
Will end minority reservation in Telangana: Amit Shah begins campaign in Hyderabad

Politics Addressing a public meeting in Hyderabad, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said if voted to power in Telangana in 2023, BJP would end minority reservations and increase SC, ST, and OBC reservations. PTI Amit Shah with BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay at a public meeting in Hyderabad: Twitter/Amit Shah Sounding the poll bugle in Telangana, Union Home Minister and BJP veteran Amit Shah on Saturday, May 14, hit out at the TRS government in the state for alleged corruption and unkept promi

15 May 2022 11:40 am
Controversy over Urdu option for exam part of BJPs communal agenda, say critics

Politics All those who are opposing the choice of Urdu as an option for writing a public exam have forgotten a fact that its a language enlisted in the Constitution of India under the Eighth schedule. Charan Teja Courtesy: FACEBOOK/ BJP TELANGANA & ARVIND DHARMAPURI The allegations by Bharatiya Janata Partys (BJP) Telangana Chief Bandi Sanjay and Nizamabad MP Arvind Kumar that providing candidates an option to write the Group 1 (state civil services) in Urdu language was to favour Muslims in Tel

15 May 2022 10:16 am
Telangana doctor found mysteriously dead, COVID-19 complication suspected

Death Doctors say, G Swetha, had contracted Coronavirus twice earlier and a post-COVID-19 silent heart attack could have been the cause of her death. TNM Staff By arrangement A 27-year-old doctor in Telangana's Nizamabad who went to sleep after her duty hours was found dead on Friday morning. The doctor, G Swetha, who worked in the gynaecology department was a second year PG student at the Government Medical College in Nizamabad. The doctor who hailed from Karimnagar was on duty from 2PM until m

14 May 2022 2:02 pm
What has BJP done for Telangana?: KTR's 27 questions to Amit Shah

Politics Amit Shah is scheduled to address a public meeting at Tukkuguda in Rangareddy district. TNM Staff FILE PHOTO | FACEBOOK/KTRTRS Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President and state minister KT Rama Rao on Friday, May 13, wrote an open letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the eve of his visit to Telangana. KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, asked Shah to respond to his 27 questions on the injustice being done to Telangana by the BJP. He said that the BJP is spitting venom o

14 May 2022 11:25 am
Hyderabad woman complains of defective e-scooter, consumer court orders refund

EV The customer had bought the scooter in 2018 and moved the consumer disputes redressal commission in 2019 complaining of several problems with the vehicle. TNM Staff OKINAWA PRAISE PRO ELECTRIC SCOOTER: OKINAWASCOOTERS.COM After a customer from Hyderabad complained that she was facing several problems with an electric scooter from Okinawa, the Ranga Reddy district consumer disputes redressal commission in Telangana has directed the company and its dealer to either replace the scooter or pay he

14 May 2022 10:38 am