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Congress leader Jagga Reddy urges Telangana CM KCR to release fee reimbursement arrears to support poor students' education

Telangana Congress working president T Jayaprakash Jagga Reddy on Tuesday urged chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to immediately release the pending Rs 5,000 crore fee reimbursement arrears and provide relief to lakhs of poor students and their parents.

21 Mar 2023 10:47 pm
This year too, it's not a textbook start to the new academic year in Telangana

With the new academic year for many schools, especially those affiliated to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) set to commence soon, the shortage of textbooks is back to haunt parents as many book stalls have not stocked up the latest edition of textbooks.

21 Mar 2023 4:50 am
8-year-old boy falls from school bus, crushed to death in Telangana

In a tragic incident, an eight-year-old boy who was travelling in his school bus died after he accidentally fell from the bus in Pochampally, a textile village 45 km from Hyderabad, on Monday evening. The bus door was not latched when Abhilash fell out of the vehicle.

21 Mar 2023 4:45 am
ED grills K Kavitha for 10 hours, another session set for today

After a marathon 10-hour gruelling session with investigators on her alleged role in the Delhi liquor policy case, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and BRS MLC K Kavitha walked out of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Delhi on Monday evening, but will depose again at 11am on Tuesday after receiving fresh summons.

21 Mar 2023 4:34 am
30-year-old woman collapses, dies while dancing at wedding in Khammam

In yet another case of a young person dying suddenly, a 30-year-old woman, who was dancing at a wedding ceremony, collapsed and died in Khammam. Although the incident happened on March 16, it was reported only on Monday.

21 Mar 2023 4:27 am
Adivasi women 'not getting piped water supply' from tanks in villages: CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka

Adivasi women in large numbers complained to Congress Legislature Party leader Bhatti Vikramarka that Mission Bhagirath overhead tanks were constructed only to generate huge bills as their houses were not receiving piped water supply from the tanks.

20 Mar 2023 9:42 pm
Not quaked: Telugu footfall to double in Char Dham this year

A string of calamities, government orders and debates over the need to curb the 'carrying capacity' of the mountains notwithstanding, the footfall of Char Dham pilgrims from Telangana is set to double this year - from one lakh in 2022 to two lakh now. At least that's what data sourced from the Uttarakhand tourism centre in Hyderabad, suggests.

20 Mar 2023 4:44 am
Telangana second only to Kerala in Net subscriptions

At 83 subscribers for every 100 residents, Telangana is second second only to Kerala (87) in internet penetration in states in the country. Overall, internet reach in India stands at 67 for every 100 people.

20 Mar 2023 4:41 am
'Millet Man' PV Satheesh dies in 'Year of Millets'

Millet Man PV Satheesh , founder and executive director of Deccan Development Society (DDS), died at a city hospital on Sunday after prolonged illness. He was 77.

20 Mar 2023 4:35 am
BRS MLC K Kavitha reaches Delhi, may keep Monday date with ED

Bharat Rashtra Samithi MLC K Kavitha reached Delhi in a special chartered flight from Hyderabad on Sunday evening and may depose before Enforcement Directorate for questioning in the Delhi liquor policy case. However, there was no confirmation from her party on her date with ED, which had issued summons for another round of questioning on Monday morning.

20 Mar 2023 4:30 am
Hailstorm: Telangana Cong demands compensation to farmers

In a letter to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday, Telangana Congress president A Revanth Reddy demanded that the government pay Rs 15,000 per acre compensation to farmers, start implementing crop insurance schemes at least now by paying the premium, and complete the implementation of crop loan waiver promise.

19 Mar 2023 8:34 pm
AP: Nara Lokesh completes 600km of padayatra

Nara Lokesh completes 600km of Yuvagalam padayatra at Kadiri In Anantapur district

19 Mar 2023 6:13 pm
19 Mar 2023 2:06 pm
Collectors should be on high alert till rains recede: AP CM Jagan

Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took stock of the rains situation with the senior officials.

19 Mar 2023 11:55 am
H3N2 spurt: Telangana doctors propose flu shots for high-risk groups

With rising H3N2 cases across the state, doctors have suggested flu vaccine, especially for people in the high-risk category.

19 Mar 2023 4:28 am
Hyderabad: 2 held for 41 cyber frauds in 3 years

Two persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in 41 cyber crime cases.

19 Mar 2023 4:27 am
Delhi liquor case: Caveat in SC against Kalvakuntla Kavitha by ED

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a caveat against BRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha in the Delhi excise policy case. ED has urged the Supreme Court not to pass any order on Kavitha's plea without hearing the agency.

19 Mar 2023 4:26 am
Kingpin of TSPSC paper leak smudged OMR to hush crime

Police suspect the key accused in the TSPSC exam question paper leak, P Pravin Kumar, had deliberately filled a wrong bubble in the OMR answer sheet of Group-1 prelims to force a disqualification and camouflage his role in the leak-for-kickbacks scam.

19 Mar 2023 4:24 am
Boy suffers burns as fire stunt goes awry in Telangana

A class VI student of an international school suffered burns during the annual function at the school premises in Keesara when a fire breathing stunt went awry. The event was held last month but a video of the incident went viral on social media in the last couple of days. Police registered a case against the school management and stunt performer.

18 Mar 2023 6:24 am
Centre greenlights Telangana's Kakatiya mega textile park

Telangana's Kakatiya Mega Textile Park (KMTP) at Warangal is one of the seven mega textile parks to get approval under PM MITRA (Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel) parks scheme. The scheme was mooted in 2021 with outlay of 4,445 crore between 2021-22 and 2027-28.

18 Mar 2023 4:59 am
Locked fire exit & blocked Swapnalok stairs killed 6

If basic fire safety measures had been in place, six young lives would not have been snuffed out in the Swapnalok Complex fire on Thursday. A day after the tragedy, senior fire department officials, who completed the inspection of the multi-storeyed building, said that one of the main reasons for the death of six people was a locked door to the fire exit staircase next to the victims' office.

18 Mar 2023 4:49 am
Paper leak: TSPSC cancels Group 1 prelims held in October

The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) on Friday cancelled Group 1 prelims examination held in October, 2022, after the special investigation team (SIT) collated evidence on question paper leak. Over 2.8 lakh aspirants had appeared for the exam on October 16, of which roughly 25,000 qualified for the mains. The re-exam for the Group 1 prelims will now be held on June 11.

18 Mar 2023 4:46 am
TTD takes over GMR foundation-administered temple in Vizianagaram district

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) which administers the affairs of the iconic Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala and close to five dozen temples across India, has taken one more temple into its administrative fold on Friday.

17 Mar 2023 7:10 pm
YSRCP receives setback in Andhra Pradesh as TDP all set to clinch two MLC seats

YSRCP won four seats from local bodies constituencies, two seats from teachers constituencies and leading in one graduates constituency.

17 Mar 2023 6:46 pm
Secunderabad Cantonment Board polls deferred as defence ministry issues gazette notification

Elections to the eight civilian wards in Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) in Telangana which were supposed to be held on April 30 have been deferred.

17 Mar 2023 5:48 pm
NIA files chargesheet against PFI leaders in Telangana

The case pertains to the criminal conspiracy hatched by PFI leaders and cadres to recruit and radicalise youth and organise training camps.

17 Mar 2023 4:09 pm
Assistant motor vehicle inspector attacked in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada

The driver of the vehicle was also injured in the attack. Both have been admitted to the Government general Hospital, Kakinada.

17 Mar 2023 2:42 pm
Inter student hangs herself in hostel room soon after first exam in Telangana

Hours after appearing for her first examination on Wednesday, a first year Intermediate student from Hanamkonda hanged herself inside her college hostel, allegedly due to poor performance in the test. While the college staff rushed her to MGM Hospital, Warangal, the teenager could not be saved. She died while undergoing treatment in the wee hours of the day.

17 Mar 2023 6:26 am
Centre tells Telangana to increase Covid checks as cases rise in state

The Centre on Thursday shot off a letter to Telangana asking it to step up Covid-19 surveillance as it is among states reporting a high number of positive cases. It also advised Telangana to increase testing, complete administering precaution doses and ensure Covid-19 appropriate behaviour is followed . Apart from Telangana, the alert was sent to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

17 Mar 2023 6:26 am
K Kavitha skips ED quizzing in excise case, cites SC plea

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC, K Kavitha, on Thursday refused to attend the Enforcement Directorate's interrogation into the alleged Delhi excise policy case, citing a pending petition in the Supreme Court. Instead, she sent a representative - her advocate and BRS general secretary Soma Bharat.

17 Mar 2023 6:24 am
6 die in Swapnalok Complex inferno in Secunderabad, many feared trapped

At least six people suffocated to death and several others were feared trapped inside the eight-storied Swapnalok Complex in Secunderabad on Thursday after a short-circuit in the fifth floor air-conditioning unit triggered a mammoth fire that raced to the top floors, sending a huge pall of smoke billowing into the sky. This the latest in a string of fire accidents in and around Hyderabad over the last few months.

17 Mar 2023 6:24 am
Battered by rains, Hyderabad braces for more downpour

Light to moderate rains lashed various parts of Hyderabad on Thursday, bringing much-needed respite amid soaring summer temperatures.

16 Mar 2023 10:20 pm
Visitors can book tickets online to visit Rashtrapati Nilayam in Secunderabad Cantt

Online booking for visiting Rashtrapati Nilayam (RP Nilayam), the only Presidential retreat in southern India, located at Bolarum in Secunderabad Cantonment, was announced on Thursday in Hyderabad.

16 Mar 2023 8:21 pm
BRS MLC K Kavitha refuses to appear before ED in 'Delhi liquor scam'

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter and Bharat Rashtra Samithi(BRS) MLC K Kavitha has refused to attend the Enforcement Directorate(ED) interrogation on Thursday, citing a pending petition in the Supreme Court.

16 Mar 2023 2:09 pm
Telangana clocks 54 new Covid-19 cases

Telangana on Wednesday recorded 54 new cases of Covid-19, taking the total cases so far in the state to 8.42 lakh.

16 Mar 2023 6:07 am
Rs 2,000 crore tax: Telangana HC hears Tech M grievance against I-T dept

Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan of Telangana high court on Wednesday heard grievances of Tech Mahindra (formerly Satyam Computers) against income tax department and later adjourned the case to April 12.

16 Mar 2023 6:07 am
Hyderabad man axes wife, throws infant son into sump

The Abdullapurmet police, on Wednesday, arrested a man on charges of killing his wife and their 43-dayold infant, allegedly following a heated argument between them.

16 Mar 2023 5:42 am
Hyd: 2 taken for a ride by fake escorts, end up losing lakhs

Two senior executives - one from an IT major and another from a leading pharma company - were duped of lakhs when they tried to avail online escort services at city-based star hotels. After collecting money, the accused threatened them and stopped responding to calls. Both the victims later approached police.

16 Mar 2023 5:34 am
TSPSC aspirants divided by test, united on inquiry

The Telangana State Public Service Commission's (TSPSC) assurance about Group 1 main exams - scheduled for June - not being affected due to the paper leak fiasco, has failed to pacify aspirants.

16 Mar 2023 5:33 am
'RRR' actor Jr NTR gets rousing welcome in Hyderabad

Shouts of Jai NTR and Jai Jai NTR rent the air as hordes of fans of actor Jr NTR gave the star a rousing welcome at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport at Shamshabad in Hyderabad on his arrival post-Oscar awards.

15 Mar 2023 4:51 pm
'Protect British Residency on par with Lucknow Residency'

The Telangana high court on Tuesday issued notices to the state and central governments, archeological wings, tourism departments, GHMC, Hyderabad district collector and principal of Koti Women's College, asking them to explain the reasons why they had failed to safeguard the British (Hyderabad) Residency, which was recognised as a protected monument.

15 Mar 2023 4:49 am
Strict rules on study hours soon in Telangana, says BIE

The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education will issue fresh guidelines for junior colleges, to regulate the number of study hours of students

15 Mar 2023 4:48 am
Inter full syllabus gives students the jitters in Telangana

A day ahead of Intermediate examinations, many class 12 students said they are prepared and also tad nervous about taking the test this year as this will be their first time with 100% syllabus post pandemic.

15 Mar 2023 4:41 am
Pit stop at Durgam Cheruvu cable bridge will cost you Rs 2,000

Parking on the Durgam Cheruvu cable bridge to click a selfie will now attract a hefty penalty of Rs 2,000. The Madhapur traffic police, flustered by regular traffic snarls along this stretch, have decided to raise the fine amount 10-fold from the previous Rs 200.

15 Mar 2023 4:41 am
TSPSC paper leak probe given to SIT

Investigations into the question paper leak of the assistant engineer (civil) exam conducted by Telangana State Public Service Commission's (TSPSC) was transferred from Begum Bazar Police to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Tuesday, amidst raging protests by civil service aspirants, who expressed fears of a leak of the prelims exam paper.

15 Mar 2023 4:40 am
Seaweed to be cultivated in 49 locations in AP

Seaweed, a marine plant with multifarious uses, would be cultivated in 49 locations in the nine coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh spread over more than 1,200 hectares.

14 Mar 2023 8:07 pm
Dalai Lama invited to Buddhist centre

The Telangana government has invited the Dalai Lama to visit the Buddhavanam project at Nagarjunasagar. Buddhavanam special officer Mallepalli Laxmaiah and other officers met the Dala Lama in his office in Dharamshala and extended an invitation to him.

14 Mar 2023 7:30 pm
H3N2 virus spreading fast, ICMR issues alert to two Telugu states

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has sent an alert to Telugu states on the rapid spread of H3N2 virus. The Telugu states have allowed all functions, conferences and opened up religious destinations and tourist spots. With no masks being used at all, the virus is spreading easily, say sources, which has attracted the alert.

14 Mar 2023 6:20 am