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GO Association Elections Held, E.Sreenivasa Rao Elected as President

Hyderabad: Eluri Sreenivasa Rao was unanimously elected president of the Telangana Gazetted Officers (TGOs) Association for three years held on Tuesday. New office-bearers, also elected unanimously, were A. Jagan Mohan Rao (vice president), A. Satyanarayana (general secretary), A. Parameshwar Reddy (joint secretary), Dr Deepa Reddy (woman representative), M. Upender Reddy (treasurer) and P.Yadagiri (executive committee member). T. Ravindher Rao, G. Purushotham Reddy and V. Suresh were nominated

21 Feb 2024 2:54 am
Sonia, Nadda get RS seats

New Delhi: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP chief J.P. Nadda and new party entrant Ashok Chavan and Union ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw and L. Murugan were among the 41 candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, while Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh will witness polling on February 27. The BJP has won the highest number of 20 seats, followed by the Congress (6), Trinamul Congress (4), YSR Congress (3), RJD (2), BJD (2) and NCP, Shiv Sena, BRS and JD(U) one each

21 Feb 2024 2:52 am
NDSA & CSRS teams inspect Medigadda and Annaram barrages

Warangal: Members of the National Dam Safety Authority (NDSA) visited Annaram and inspected the Saraswathi barrage constructed under the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) project in Mahadevpur mandal of Jayashankar Bhupalpally district on Tuesday. They were accompanied by an expert team and officials of the central soil and research station (CSRS). Notably, in view of the restoration of water to help farmers, the Congress government focused on the Medigadda, Annaram and Sundilla barrages

21 Feb 2024 2:43 am
Renuka Chowdhury, Anil Kumar Yadav, Ravichandra declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Hyderabad: Congress candidates Renuka Chowdhury and M. Anil Kumar Yadav and BRS candidate Vaddiraju Ravichandra have been declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, obviating the need for the February 27 elections. They were the only ones who filed their nomination papers. The last date for withdrawal of nominations ended on Tuesday. The Congress with 64 MLAs in the Legislative Assembly had the numbers to win two seats and main opposition BRS with 39 MLAs one. With the Congerss o

21 Feb 2024 2:28 am
Double-Engine Govt Ensures Growth: Goa CM

Hyderabad: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said Telangana state can be carried out on par with other BJP-ruled states if a double engine government cames to the power in the state. As a first initiative, the people must vote for the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, he said. He was speaking at an event to launch the Bhagyalakshmi Vijaya Sankalp Yatra from Bhuvanagiri. Listing out the good work carried out by Narendra Modi government, Sawant expressed the hope that the people of the state would elect

21 Feb 2024 2:23 am
33 stray dogs buried in village, probe ordered

Nizamabad: Thirtythre stray dogs were killed in Macharla village of Aloor mandal. The incident came to light on Tuesday when the veterinary department officials submitted a report to the police over the death of the dogs. The dogs were reportedly killed and buried last week. Following the social media video clips, animal activists from Hyderabad and Karimnagar reached Armoor and lodged a complaint with the police over the killing of the dogs. Police and veterinary teams in presence of animal act

21 Feb 2024 2:15 am
PM Virtually Inaugurates Slew of Edu. Projects Aimed at Viksit Bharat

Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday virtually inaugurated multiple buildings and infrastructure works in educational institutions, emphasising their role in fostering innovation, excellence, and national progress. Addressing the dedication ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H), Modi hailed the institution as a beacon of educational excellence. India will become the 3rd largest economy in the next 5 years. This step is a significant move towards Viksit B

21 Feb 2024 2:09 am
Seat Sharing Will Be Settled Soon: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday said seat-sharing talks with other parties of the I.N.D.I.A. bloc are on and things will be finalised at any point of time. We are on the process. Our alliance team is there and Congress president has appointed a team of leaders for alliance, Congress general K.C. Venugopal said, adding that day after day, they are discussing with everybody. The discussion is going on. It will be finalised at any point of time. Wait for some time, he told reporters at the part

21 Feb 2024 1:57 am
Congress, BRS are working together, alleges Sarma

Hyderabad: The BJP has kicked off its Vijaya Sankalp Yatra with its top national leaders from four corners of the state with a stinging attack on the Congress, accusing it of never keeping its promises, not siding with the Hindus and, as Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, siding with the razakars. They accused the BRS, which ran a corrupt government, and the Congress of working together clandestinely. While Sarma inaugurated the Komaram Bheem yatra at Bhainsa, Goa Chief Minister Pra

21 Feb 2024 1:40 am
Cantt Residents Rally Behind Excision Plan for Comprehensive Overhaul

The defence minister advised that these centres of learning should synthesise the traditional education of system with emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and quantum technology. PTI The defence minister advised that these centres of learning should synthesise the traditional education of system with emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and quantum technology. PTI Hyderabad: The All Cantonment Citizens' Welfare Association (ACCIWA) on Tuesday extended its support to

21 Feb 2024 1:28 am
Karnataka speeds up efforts for supplementary project across TB

The TB dam, an inter-state project, is a major source to meet the drinking and irrigation needs of Rayalaseema region and also parts of TS

21 Feb 2024 1:02 am
A Riveting Slow-Burn Paranormal Romcom

An adult fantasy romance novel that transports you to a land of vampires and werewolves set in a contemporary world

21 Feb 2024 12:57 am
Netas spew film dialogues as poll campaign hots up

Witty catchphrases and one-liners from films are playing a big part in political discourses, as election campaigns rise to a fever pitch and contestants go all-out to pull down their opponents

21 Feb 2024 12:52 am
Abhijit Bhattacharyya | Its time for a relook at Indias policy on China

India must reassess its approach towards China, facing persistent border tensions and strategic challenges

21 Feb 2024 12:35 am
Pragya in Tyson Naidu

Cast opposite Bellamkonda Sreenivas

21 Feb 2024 12:24 am
DC Edit | A success story to savour

Yashasvi Jaiswal's remarkable journey from a tent in Mumbai Maidan to scoring double centuries in Test cricket

21 Feb 2024 12:23 am
Jana Sena to make its presence felt in Godavari districts

KAKINADA : Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has called upon the party's leaders and cadres to prove our strength in Godavari districts and fetch the highest number of seats for the JS from here. Pawan Kalyan was addressing a meeting of important JS leaders in Rajanagaram, Rajamahendravaram urban, Rajamahendravaram rural and Anaparthi constituencies, in Rajamahendravaram on Tuesday. He said that it was in Rajamahendravaram that the Jana Sena announced a political alliance with the Telugu Desam. Our s

21 Feb 2024 12:21 am
Devi Kar | Hiring teachers gets increasingly harder for most schools in India

From flawed applications to uninspiring demo lessons, the process of selecting school teachers in India faces numerous hurdles

21 Feb 2024 12:20 am
Board Game Cafes are The New Hangout Spots

Move over pubs and discos, an old favourite is regaining popularity

21 Feb 2024 12:17 am
Wonderla Plans to Add New Attractions, Resort at Hyderabad

With the holiday season nearing, amusement park Wonderla has plans to add new attractions at Hyderabad. This year, it will invest about Rs 20 crore and follow it up with another Rs 10 to 15 crore the next year to add more facilities. Among others, it has plans to add new restaurants and also a resort here, tells Arun K Chittilappilly, managing director of Wonderla Amusement Parks & Resort, to B Krishna Mohan. Excerpts On Hyderabad expansion In Hyderabad, we are adding about three or four attract

21 Feb 2024 12:08 am
DC Edit | MSP for cash crops a reckless plan, drop it

Despite government's conditional offer of MSP for cash crops, farmers persist with their protest, citing concerns over food security

21 Feb 2024 12:08 am
A Merc for Ajinkya Rahane

Cricketers garage gets swanky addition

21 Feb 2024 12:04 am
Kat, Diljeet, Shahid, Arjun Favourite Song Right Now

The title track of much awaited action entertainer Bade Miyan Chote Miyan starring Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff dropped yesterday and it has taking the internet by fire! Bollywood celebrities namely Katrina Kaif, Diljeet Dosanjh, Shahid Kapoor, and Arjun Kapoor collectively express their admiration for the title track, 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,' by sharing it on their respective social media platforms. Each of them extends a positive gesture, giving the song a resounding thumbs up as a sign of t

20 Feb 2024 11:59 pm
CM Pinarayi Vijayan Claims Kerala PSC Has Provided More Appointments Than UPSC and PSCs of Other States

Thiruvanthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday assured the youth of the state that his government would continue to create more job opportunities in the public sector on priority. Addressing a Youth outreach programme, the chief minister said the youth are the face of the nation and it is the responsibility of the governments of the day that the light on their faces do not turn pale. If the youth get affected by unemployment and joblessness today, the future of the coming generatio

20 Feb 2024 11:50 pm
Soil Nourishment, Self-Sustainability, Making Farming Appealing to All

Chennai: Giving special emphasis on nourishing the soil by implementing a new scheme titled CMs Mannyuir Kaathu, Manyuir Kapoom (Protect the lives on earth by saving the soils nourishment) at a cost of Rs 206 crore and making efforts to achieve self-sustainability in food production are among the plethora of initiatives proposed in the State governments Agriculture Budget for 2024-25. Presenting the exclusive budget for agriculture for the fourth consecutive year on Tuesday, State Minister for A

20 Feb 2024 11:50 pm
Renault and BLS E-Services Join To Tap Rural Markets

Pune: Renault, the European car maker, and BLS E-Services have entered a partnership to sell Renaults range of new vehicles such as the Kwid, Triber and Kiger across rural markets in the country. The partnership is aimed at bridging the gap in automotive accessibility in rural and semi-urban regions of the country. By leveraging BLS E-Services' extensive network of approximately 1,00,000 touchpoints, including B2C outlets, Common Service Centers (CSPs), Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs), and 1,

20 Feb 2024 11:50 pm
Revanth Meets KC Venugopal, LS Candidates List in Two Phases

Revanth Meets KC Venugopal, LS Candidates List in Two Phases

20 Feb 2024 11:50 pm
MANUU Students Rap Budget Cuts, End of Scholarships

Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Photo: manuu.ac.in) Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Photo: manuu.ac.in) Hyderabad : Against the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating a building housing the School of Commerce and Management at the Maulana Azad National Urdu Universitys Hyderabad campus and a polytechnic building at the Cuttack campus, students union raised concerns over budget cuts and discontinuation of scholarships to minorities in the country. Mateen Ashraf, presi

20 Feb 2024 11:40 pm
Southern RRR to be Declared a National Highway After TS CM Meets Gadkari

Hyderabad: Decks have been cleared for the declaration of the southern part of Hyderabad Regional Ring Road (RRR), along its 182-km stretch traversing Choutuppal, Amangal, Shadnagar and Sangareddy, as a national highway by the Centre. Following the recent announcement declaring the 158-km-long northern part of RRR as a national highway, Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy on Tuesday requested Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari to declare the RRR southern part as a national h

20 Feb 2024 11:36 pm
Congress, BRS Coporators Jointly Rap Pvt Agencies, Officials

Congress, BRS Coporators Jointly Rap Pvt Agencies, Officials

20 Feb 2024 11:32 pm
Modi Inaugurates Three IIT Campuses, Unveils Education Projects Worth Rs 13,375 Crore

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the campuses of three Indian Institutes of Management (IIT), in Jammu, Bodh Gaya and Visakhapatnam, and laid the foundation stone of several projects worth Rs 13,375 crore, including permanent campuses for three IITs, 20 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 13 Navodaya schools. The advancement of education and skill development sectors on such a scale was a distant reality 10 years ago. But this is the new India.... The government of the day ind

20 Feb 2024 11:27 pm
Farmers Demand MSP Legislation, Prepare for Delhi March

New Delhi: A day after the farmers leaders rejected the Centre's proposal for procuring pulses, maize and cotton at MSP by government agencies for five years, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher demanded that the Centre convene a day-long Parliament session to bring legislation on MSP for all crops, a key demand of protesting farmers. He also asked the Centre to accept the other main demands of the farmers, including the farm loan waiver. Pandher, who represents the Kisan Manzdoor Morcha, said: W

20 Feb 2024 11:24 pm
Hyderabad: ACB Raids on Accused Jagat Jyoti's House

Hyderabad : The ACB said on Tuesday that it had found 3.6 kg gold worth about Rs 1.5 crore, Rs 66.5 lakh in cash and documents regarding several properties during a raid on the house of tribal welfare department executive engineer K. Jagat Jyoti, who had been arrested on Monday while taking a bribe. Jyothi was caught at her office in Masab Tank while accepting a Rs 84,000 bribe to release funds to a contractor, B. Ganganna. He has approached the officer for a sanctioned bill pertaining to some w

20 Feb 2024 11:20 pm
Bathing Restrictions on Devotees for Sivaratri at Srisailam

Kurnool: With water storage being limited in Srisailam dam, authorities are installing showers for devotees to bathe during the upcoming Maha Kumbhabhishekam and Sivaratri celebrations. Srisailam reservoir is presently holding mere 38.8 tmc feet of water, against its capacity of 215 tmc feet. Srisailam dam on the Krishna River bordering Mahabubnagar in Telangana and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh is the second-largest working hydroelectric station in the country. With the water level going low, hydro

20 Feb 2024 11:17 pm
Shah Slams Congress as Dynastic and Directionless

Jaipur: Targeting the Congress, Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the dynastic and directionless party cannot develop India or work for the welfare of the poor. On a daylong visit to Rajasthan, Mr Shah also chaired the BJPs state election committee meeting in Bikaner to review the party's preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. He also addressed the BJPs workers in Udaipur. Speaking to the BJP workers in Udaipur, Mr Shah called the Congress a dynastic and directionless par

20 Feb 2024 11:10 pm
Medical Experts Warn Against Buying Black Market Plasma

Hyderabad: Medical experts said that plasma sold in the black market is typically sourced from individuals who have recovered from a Covid-19 infection as it would contain antibodies. However, sales in the black market pose significant risks due to the quality and safety of the same. Exorbitant prices place this life-saving treatment out of reach for many vulnerable individuals, Dr P. Shravan Kumar, professor of gastroenterology at Gandhi Hospital, said. The TS Drugs Control Authority (DCA) had

20 Feb 2024 11:07 pm
Cyberabad Police Urges Proper Helmet Use after Accidents

Hyderabad: Based on the video of an accident where the victims helmet flies off, Cyberabad police asked two-wheeler riders to wear helmets with the BSI mark and use the strap to secure it. Wearing certified helmets properly helps save lives, the police said. Statistics reveal that out of 150 road accidents, approximately 60 involve bikers who are not wearing helmets. Pillion riders are also at risk and we strongly advise them to wear helmets, said Cyberabad traffic inspector G. Guruvaiah. He sai

20 Feb 2024 11:01 pm
GHMC GBM on Irregularities in Sanitation Dept

As per the agreement, the sweeping machines should work for 10 hours, from 9 pm to 7 am, daily. As per the agreement, the sweeping machines should work for 10 hours, from 9 pm to 7 am, daily. Hyderabad : GHMC additional commissioner, sanitation, R. Upender Reddy on Tuesday said that multiple agencies sweeping and cleaning roads was the result of directions of the former municipal minister, while not naming K.T. Rama Rao directly. This came when corporators closely questioned officials during Mon

20 Feb 2024 10:54 pm
Illegal Drugs Seized: Aspen Biopharma Labs Raided

Hyderabad: The TS Drugs Control Administration (DCA) officials raided the Sharmirpet unit of Aspen Biopharma Labs Pvt Ltd and seized drugs worth Rs 5.5 lakh that were manufactured despite a stop production order (SPO). The drugs were 110 kg of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and 8.4 kg of gatifloxacin hydrochloride. The DCA said it had issued a the SPO in March last year for not conforming with good manufacturing practices and other requirements under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, TS DCA Director Gen

20 Feb 2024 10:54 pm
MILAN24: Indian Navy showcases underwater search, rescue capability

The day two of the MILAN2024 pre-sail discussions brought continued collaboration and camaraderie in Visakhapatnam

20 Feb 2024 10:51 pm
Medaram Ready for Its Biennial Jatara

Warangal: All decks are set for the Sammakka-Saralamma Jatara, popularly known as the Medaram Jatara, in Mulugu district, with the newly formed Congress government dedicating all possible resources to hold the fair prestigiously and make it a success. For the fair, which will be held from February 21 to 24, the state government has sanctioned Rs 110 crore and is operating 6,000 RTC buses up from `100 crore and 3,000 buses under the previous BRS regime. The biennial event, held every two years,

20 Feb 2024 10:43 pm
Helicopter Services to Medaram Jatara from Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A private aviation company said it was offering helicopter services for devotees to travel from Hyderabad and Hanamkonda to Medaram in Mulugu district where the Samakka-Saralamma jatara begins on Wednesday. Sarvanan, base manager for the company, said the hire for a five-seater from Hyderabad to Medaram is Rs 5.75 lakh. From Hanamkonda to Medaram, the fare is Rs 29,000 per person. It is also offering a joy ride for six to seven minutes at Rs 4,800 per person at Medaram. The TSRTC has

20 Feb 2024 10:38 pm
Global MILAN -24 seafarers go on health trek from Dolphin Hill

Visakhapatnam : The multinational naval exercises on and off the Visakhapatnam shore started on Tuesday with an early morning health trek from the Dolphin Hill abutting the sea. Over 600 personnel of navies around the world, including the host Indian Navy, participated in the trek. This provided foreign delegates representing their navies an informal atmosphere to know each other ahead of Friday, February 23, to February 27 when they will showcase their maritime skills during the sea phase in t

20 Feb 2024 10:32 pm
Minister Ambati Dares Naidu for Open Debate with him in TD Office

Ambati Rambabu. Ambati Rambabu. Vijayawada : Water resources minister, Ambati Rambabu, said on Tuesday that he is ready to join an open debate with Telugu Desam chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu on development and welfare. Addressing a press meet here on Tuesday, he said the Nara clan does not have the ability to challenge chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Naidu, who destroyed his own partys manifesto, has no moral right to throw a challenge. Ambati Rambabu said, Even if people don't come to Ra Ka

20 Feb 2024 10:24 pm
Serial Blackmailer Arrested after Lodging False Rape Threat

Hyderabad: Kacheguda police said they had arrested one Naseema Sultana, 30, who faced 18 cases of alleged extortion and blackmail. In the latest instance, she allegedly threatened that she would lodged a rape case against a hostel manager if he refused to pay her Rs 75,000. Kacheguda sub-inspector P. Ravi Kumar said she made the threat when the manager asked her to submit her ID proof after renting a room. Police said he asked the accused to vacate the room with full refund but she did not relen

20 Feb 2024 10:14 pm
Alla Ramakrishna Reddy Rejoins YSRC, Meets CM Jagan

Vijayawada : In a curious political development, Mangalagiri MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy rejoined the YSRC in the presence of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday. Ramakrishna Reddy had quit YSRC on December 11 and joined the Congress when Jagan Mohan Reddys sister Y.S. Sharmila became the APCC president. Ramakrishna Reddys action is seen in political circles as the homecoming of a prodigal son. A trusted lieutenant of Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, he returned to the YSRC fold by

20 Feb 2024 10:09 pm
Man Sentenced to 25 years for Raping 10-year-old Daughter

Hyderabad: Judge T. Anita of the XII Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court at Nampally court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 25 years rigorous imprisonment and a Rs 5,000 fine for raping his 10-year-old daughter in March 2023. The court awarded the victim Rs 7 lakh as compensation. The convict, who is not being named to protect the identity of the victim, was arrested by the Bowenpally police after his wife lodged a complaint against him, said Bowenpally inspector K. Ravi Kumar, presently station

20 Feb 2024 10:05 pm
Rahuls Yatra to Enter MP on March 2, Nath Says He Will Take Part

Bhopal : Congress veteran Kamal Nath on Tuesday broke his silence on his speculated plan to join BJP, by declaring that he would take part in Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Madhya Pradesh, scheduled to begin on March two. Mr Nath who attended a party meeting, convened by AICC general secretary in-charge of affairs of Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress Jitendra Singh here in the afternoon to finalise Mr Gandhis proposed yatra in the state, though video conferencing from Bengaluru, sought to

20 Feb 2024 10:02 pm
Duo Test Scam: 7 Students Nabbed with Impersonators in Hayathnagar

Hyderabad: The LB Nagar special operation team (SOT) on Tuesday arrested seven students including three who were to take the Duolingo test, and three impersonators who were writing the exam for them, at a lodge in Hayathnagar. The test is meant for English language proficiency for universities abroad. Police said that the accused confessed to have collected up to Rs 10,000 from each student.The accused were identified as Kandakatla Praveen Reddy, 22, (BSc Computer Science); Trivedhi Harinath, 21

20 Feb 2024 9:53 pm
Hyderabad: Dwellers Want Double-decker Buses Back on Roads

Tirupati becomes the second south Indian city after Hyderabad to run electric double decker buses. Tirupati becomes the second south Indian city after Hyderabad to run electric double decker buses. Hyderabad : Decades-old residents of Hyderabad want the Congress government to bring back on roads double-decker buses of the RTC, saying that besides serving more people on busy routes, these were part of the citys heritage and evoked a sense of nostalgia. Transport experts said that even if the buse

20 Feb 2024 9:52 pm