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India key market for APIs, but patients still paying crores to buy orphan drugs

Indian patients struggle to afford orphan drugs like Trientine for Wilson's disease and Eliglustat for Gaucher's disease due to high import costs and policy hurdles.

23 Jun 2024 1:14 pm
Water for Godavari-Cauvery interlinking plan may be drawn from Samakka Sagar

NWDA plans to draw water from Samakka Sagar instead of Inchampally. Concerns raised about potential problems due to backwaters and flash floods, impacting downstream water projects.

23 Jun 2024 12:31 pm
Kavach cover in Hyderabad puts safety on tracks

Telangana leads in implementing Kavach network, covering 25% of its rail network in the SCR zone, enhancing railway safety.

23 Jun 2024 12:13 pm
Hyderabad: Shunned by own family, 15-year-old fights alone to send dad to jail for rape

A 15-year-old girl from Hyderabad bravely sent her father to jail for repeatedly raping her, standing up against her family to seek justice. She filed an FIR under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) at the age of 13, leading to her father's conviction and a life sentence. The survivor received Rs 5 lakh as compensation for her ordeal.

23 Jun 2024 7:37 am
Cops fire at mobile snatchers in Telangana

Police opened fire at a mobile snatching gang near Mettuguda in Hyderabad. The gang attacked cops, but was caught later. A decoy team from Chilkalguda police station intervened to rescue a passerby.

22 Jun 2024 12:02 pm
Soaring veggie prices put half of the Telangana in pickle

A recent survey conducted by LocalCircles revealed that escalating vegetable prices are affecting half of the population in the state. The survey predicts that by the end of the week, 70% of the population may have to reduce their consumption. Respondents indicated they would cut back on buying tomatoes, onions, and potatoes if prices exceeded 50 per kilogram. Tomatoes have already reached 100 per kg, causing budget concerns for households like Sushila Rani's.

22 Jun 2024 11:06 am
Telangana weather update: Met predicts uniform showers from June 25

The India Meteorological Department anticipates a plentiful southwest monsoon this year, with La Nia conditions expected to replace El Nio by July. La Nia is linked to strong monsoons and above-average rains, contributing significantly to Telangana's annual rainfall.

22 Jun 2024 11:00 am
Telangana among most-affected dengue-hit states, says WHO

Telangana has been categorized among the most-affected states in India for dengue, with all four serotypes of the virus observed. The state reported over 600 dengue cases by mid-May, many being repeat infections.

22 Jun 2024 9:04 am
Telangana: Tribal woman abducted, tortured for 12 days after refusal to work in fields

A 27-year-old Chenchu tribal woman was kidnapped, confined, and tortured by her family members and a tenant farmer in Nagarkurnool district. The woman was rescued by the police after being subjected to burns, beatings, and torture. She was stripped, hit with sticks, and had chilli powder mixed with oil smeared on her body. The incident stemmed from a family dispute, with the woman's sister and Venkatesh joining forces to inflict harm on her. The victim, a mother of three, is receiving treatment

22 Jun 2024 8:42 am
Secundrabad: In bid to escape from hostel, Inter student climbs wall, electrocuted

A first-year Intermediate student at a corporate residential school in Hayathnagar died after being electrocuted while allegedly trying to escape from the hostel. Police found the boys charred body inside the campus more than 24 hours after he went missing from his room.

22 Jun 2024 7:21 am
TSRTC gets Telangana high court relief in row with PF body

Telangana high court Justice CV Bhaskar Reddy has suspended the freezing orders of the PF authorities on TSRTC's key Hyderabad bank accounts, allowing the RTC to operate its accounts. The PF authorities froze the accounts due to non-compliance with PF norms and mounting dues of nearly Rs 1,000 crore from 2014-2019.

22 Jun 2024 7:10 am
Pocharam Srinivas Reddy quits BRS, 4th MLA to join Congress

BRS faced a setback as former assembly speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy along with his son Bhaskar Reddy joined Congress. Pocharam is the fourth BRS MLA to switch sides since Congress came to power last year.

22 Jun 2024 7:05 am
Telangana CM A Revanth Reddy says crop loan waiver in one go, to cost Rs 31k crore

Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy announced the waiver of crop loans up to Rs 2 lakh for farmers in one go, costing Rs 31,000 crore. He formed a cabinet sub-committee led by Deputy CM Bhatti Vikramarka to oversee the Rythu Bharosa scheme and determine eligibility criteria by July 15.

22 Jun 2024 6:56 am