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Revanth Reddy visits Tirumala for Lord Venkateswara darshan

TIRUPATI : Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy, along with his family members, arrived in the holy town of Tirumala on Tuesday night for darshan of Lord Venkateswara, his first visit after assuming office. Revanth Reddy and his family landed at Renigunta airport by a special flight from Hyderabad in the evening. They travelled by road to Tirumala, where they were accorded a warm welcome by A.V. Dharma Reddy, TTD executive officer, and other officials at the Rachana Guest House. The Chief Minister and his family will stay overnight in Tirumala and have darshan on Wednesday morning.It was reported that Revanth Reddy's grandson's tonsuring ceremony will take place at Tirumala during their visit. TTD authorities have made elaborate arrangements to ensure a smooth darshan for Revanth Reddy and his family and tight security measures are in place. Revanth Reddy Is scheduled to return to Hyderabad later on Wednesday.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 11:58 pm

Rs 38 Lakh Cash, Gold Recovered In Raids On Senior Hyderabad Cop's Home

The residence of a Hyderabad ACP was raided by Telangana's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today in a corruption case. A total of Rs 45 lakh in cash and 758 gm of gold was recovered during the searches.

NDTV 21 May 2024 11:55 pm

Temperatures Rise in Telangana As Heatwave Returns After Two Weeks

HYDERABAD: After nearly two weeks of respite, Telangana state once again experienced a heatwave, which fortunately could be the last this season, with temperatures crossing 43C on Tuesday. North Telangana could see temperatures soaring up to 46C in the coming days. Hyderabad is expected to experience temperatures of up to 42C from May 22 29. On Monday, Hyderabad recorded a high of 39.8C Data from TS Development Planning Society (TSDPS) revealed that the maximum temperatures are expected to rise gradually to 43C to 45C at Adilabad, Komuram Bheem, Mancherial, Jagtial, Peddapalli, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, and Jayashankar districts later this week. In the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area, light rains are expected at isolated places on Wednesday, thereafter dry weather is expected for two days. The GHMC forecast for the next three days indicates that temperatures will range between 37.6C and 39.7C. Specific areas such as Kapra and Uppal recorded maximum temperatures of 37.8C, with predictions of rising temperatures over the next three days. Residents began feeling the strain, after a week of moderate temperatures and rain. Ravi Kumar, a Hyderabad local, expressed his concern on X (formerly Twitter), saying, The heat is unbearable, especially with power cuts adding to our woes. We're eagerly awaiting the rains to bring some relief (sic). Scattered storms are expected from May 22-24, offering brief relief from the oppressive heat.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 11:24 pm

NGT Says Sand Mining in Manair Illegal, Imposes 25cr Penalty on Irrigation, Mining Departments

National Green Tribunal logo National Green Tribunal logo Karimnagar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Southern Zone, on Tuesday confirmed that illegal sand mining was going on in the Manair river in the name of de-siltation, and instructed Telangana state Chief Secretary to stop immediately all sand mining activities across the river in the erstwhile Karimnagar district. Besides the order to stop sand mining, the NGT also imposed a penalty of `25 crore each on the irrigation and mining departments and ordered the money to be deposited with the Godavari River Management Board, within three months. The order was delivered on a petition filed by a group of nature lovers including Surender Reddy, Satish Kumar, Srinivas and Venkat Reddy who had formed a committee, Save Manair, and started a movement against the sand mafia. They filed five petitions with the NGT and approached the High Court and the Supreme Court, stating that the sand mining operations were going on without environment clearance. The sand mafia exploited natural resource and caused umpteen problems to the farm sector of the region, the group pointed out in the petitions. Welcoming the NGT order, Congress leader T. Sammi Reddy demanded action against BRS government leaders who had supported illegal sand mining in the Manair river. He demanded that the Congress government must collect `50 crore from the officials and contractors who indulged in illegal sand mining and pay compensation to the farmers who faced losses/ Sammi Reddy, former chairman of the Jammikunta agriculture market committee, urged Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy to crack down on the sand mafia and protect natural resources from exploitation. He alleged that BRS leaders, in cahoots with officials of the TS Mineral Development Corporation (TSMDC) and contractors, established sand quarries not only in Veenavanka and Jammikunta mandals but also at several places in divided Karimnagar district and carried out illegal sand mining in the name of desiltation. Lorries carrying heavy loads of illegal sand damaged roads, leading to many road accidents. The issue had been flagged before the previous BRS government many times, but it did not take any action, he alleged.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 11:19 pm

Opposition Parties Criticize Telangana Congress Over Unfulfilled Promises and Selective Bonus

Opposition Parties Criticize Telangana Congress Over Unfulfilled Promises and Selective Bonus The opposition BRS and BJP on Tuesday criticised the decision of the Congress government in Telangana to provide bonus on Minimum Support Price (MSP) only to farmers who cultivated fine quality paddy from the upcoming kharif season. The BJP also took exception to the state government's decision to invite former AICC president Sonia Gandhi to the state formation day celebrations. BRS Working President K T Rama Rao said Congress had promised Rs 500 bonus for ''paddy crop'' before the Legislative Assembly polls, but it is now saying that the bonus is only for fine variety paddy. ''This is Congress-mark deceit, betrayal,'' he said on his 'X' handle. Farmers have faced trouble due to erratic power supply in villages, inadequate irrigation water for crops and the Congress government not procuring paddy before unseasonal rains damaged crops, he alleged. The Congress had promised Rs 15,000 annually to farmers and tenant farmers, Rs 12,000 to agriculture workers and Rs two lakh loan waiver but not fulfilled those promises, he said. Rama Rao said the state's farmers would not spare the ruling Congress for ''betraying'' them after polling in Lok Sabha elections was over. ''The countdown has begun for the end of the Congress government,'' he said. BJP spokesperson N V Subhash charged the Congress with ''betraying'' farmers by deciding to give bonus only for fine variety paddy though it had promised Rs 500 bonus to paddy in general. He also hit out at the Congress over its promises of Rs 15,000 annually to farmers and tenant farmers, Rs 12,000 to farm labourers and Rs two lakh loan waiver. Referring to the Congress dispensation's decision to invite former AICC president Sonia Gandhi to the Telangana formation day celebrations, Subhash said the government should inform people in what capacity Sonia Gandhi is being invited. While Telangana statehood was achieved with the contribution of all sections of society, the Congress and BRS have always tried to claim credit for it, he said. The previous BRS government had spent about Rs 500 crore for 10th anniversary celebrations of state formation and now Congress is following suit, he alleged. Noting that the BJP had always supported the formation of Telangana, Subhash said veteran BJP leader L K Advani had in 2009 announced state formation in 100 days if the BJP came to power. The Congress government should hold celebrations after addressing people's problems, said Subhash, a grandson of former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao. The Telangana cabinet had on Monday decided to invite Sonia Gandhi for the state formation day celebrations and also pay a bonus of Rs 500 on MSP to farmers who cultivated fine rice variety of paddy. Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka said the state government would procure paddy from farmers with MSP even if it gets wet and the money would be paid to them in three days after procurement. ''What we said was we will start with Rs 500 bonus for those who cultivate fine rice variety of paddy,'' he said.

devdiscourse 21 May 2024 11:07 pm

Kishan Reddy calls for spl flights to bring Indian students from Kyrgyzstan

Hyderabad: Observing that parents of some Indian students in Kyrgyzstan are concerned over the safety of their children, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to consider organising special flights to bring the Indian students back till the issues come under control. In a letter to Jaishankar, Reddy said 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 10:55 pm

Telangana HC Orders Expert Panel to Resolve Fishing Rights Dispute

Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court has directed the principal secretaries of the animal husbandry, fisheries, social welfare, and Backward Classes departments to constitute an expert committee to evaluate and decide on the occupation by the Besta/Goondla/Gangaputra community and Mudiraj/Mutrasi/Tenugollu community with regard to their fishing rights. Justice Nagesh Bheempaka of the High Court gave the committee a three-month deadline. He said the committee must restrict its study to fishermen cooperative societies where there is a dispute between Besta /Goondla/Gangaputhra and the Mudiraj/Mutrasi/Tenugollu communities. The judge was dealing with a batch of petitions filed by fisherman cooperative societies with various grievances like the non-constitution of an expert committee to evaluate fishing occupation and Mudiraj/Muthrasi/Tenugollu communities not getting membership in the fisherman cooperative societies. Some petitioners also questioned the proceedings of the district fisheries officer to conduct a skill test for fishing. A few petitioners stated that GO Ms. No. 98, dated 26.01.1964, issued by the revenue department facilitated 29 communities which included Gangaputra and Muthurasi as fishermen to fish in tanks. As such, they were also entitled to membership in the societies being run by the communities of Bestha/Bhoi, Gangaputra, and Goondla. The cooperative societies constituted by the communities that had got leasehold rights to carry out fishing operations in the respective tanks were not allowing the communities of Mudiraj/Muthrasi/Tenugollu on the grounds that they belonged to the BC D group which was meant for garden work.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 10:33 pm

Congress Leaders Pay Tributes to Rajiv Gandhi

Hyderabad: Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, AICC Telangana affairs incharge Deepa Dasmunsi, senior Congress leaders V.Hanumantha Rao, K. Jana Reddy, Mohd Ali Shabbir and others paid rich tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary on Tuesday. They paid floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi at his statue at Somajiguda. Speaking on the occasion, Revanth Reddy, who is also TPCC president, described Rajiv Gandhi as the architect of modern India. He recalled the contributions of Rajiv Gandhi to the development of the information technology sector. Bhatti said Rajiv Gandhi tried to make India compete with other countries in the international arena but sadly he lost his life in the hands of evil forces. It was Rajiv Gandhi who encouraged the technology sector in the country and motivated youth to participate in politics on a large scale. Thanks to the path laid by Rajiv Gandhi, today information was being gathered in minutes about what kind of crops were being cultivated where and how much paddy had been procured. The Congress government would take forward the path of Rajiv Gandhi in meeting public requirements, he said. Revenue and I&PR minister Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy paid rich tributes to the Rajiv Gandhi statue at Kusumanchi in Khammam district. Transport minister Ponnam Prabhakar, currently on a tour in the United States, participated in a programme to commemorate Rajiv Gandhis memory at Times Square in New York. He said Rajiv Gandhi had reduced the voting age to 18, thus enabling youth to participate in the nation's development. Hanumantha Rao said Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed his life for national unity and integrity when several anti-social forces were dividing the country in the name of religion and caste.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 10:18 pm

PM Modi Attacks INDIA Bloc as Scamsters at Election Rallies in Bihar and UP

NEW DELHI: The Opposition INDIA bloc is a congregation of scamsters, which is communal, casteist and dynastic to the core, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday at two back-to-back election rallies in Bihars Champaran and Maharajganj. Continuing with his stinging attack on the Opposition alliance later in the day in Uttar Pradeshs Prayagraj and Varanasi, Mr Modi accused the Congress and the Samajwadi Party of pandering to their votebank and being anti-development. Addressing election rallies in Bihar, Mr Modi predicted a big blow for the Opposition alliance on June 4, when Lok Sabha poll results will be out. The Prime Minister, who is seeking a third consecutive term in office, said that he considers the people of the country as his only waaris (successors). Modi has no personal virasat (legacy). For me, you are my successor. I dont have any other successors. So, I have to work very hard to ensure a bright future for you and your children, he said. The Prime Minister charged the RJD-Congress combine, which formerly ruled Bihar, with having brought disrepute to the land that gave the country its first President Rajendra Prasad. Mr Modi pointed out that BIhar, in the 1990s, had become known for rangdaari tax (extortion) and the NDA, which has been in power for nearly two decades, has been working hard to bring to a halt the trend of large-scale migration to other parts of the country because of missing industries and job opportunities in the state. The Prime Minister lambasted the Nehru-Gandhi family, which he referred to as the Congress' royal family, for keeping mum over controversial remarks made by its leaders and allies against people of Bihar in states such as Punjab, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. Your vote is not just for electing your local MP but also to make your PM strong, he said, claiming that migrants from Bihar were treated well in Gujarat when he was the chief minister of that state. The Prime Minister also launched indirect attacks on leaders like former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, whom he said were orn with silver spoons. The nation cannot move forward with the sins of the INDIA bloc, which stands for corruption, appeasement politics, represents the 'tukde-tukde' gang and a perverted mindset that heaps scorn on Sanatan Dharma, he said. This is the reason why the INDIA bloc was exhausted in the very first phase of the elections. In the subsequent phases, it was battered. In the remaining two phases, the trend will continue, and on June 4, when votes are counted, the results will come as a big blow to the intentions of the Opposition alliance, he claimed. Targeting the Opposition bloc on the issue of corruption, Mr Modi said that the alliance does not look like a political front. It appears to be a congregation of scamsters who are together responsible for corruption scandals worth `20-lakh crores, he alleged. The Prime Minister claimed that the parties in the Opposition alliance have three common evils. He said: They are all communal, casteist and dynastic to a degree that is severe. Referring to Tejashwi Yadav, whom he did not mention by name, he said, I am told that the 'waaris of jungle raaj' has been saying I will be advised bed rest after the Lok Sabha elections. The 'shehzada' of the Congress says he wants to see me in tears. His party openly chants slogans like 'Modi teri kabr khudegi' (your grave will be dug). These people have a counterpart in Uttar Pradesh (an allusion to Mr Yadav) who says I have reached the end of my life and hence contesting from Varanasi, said Mr Modi, adding that the remarks showed a lack of sensitivity on the part of those orn with silver spoons, who have never known what a life filled with struggles. He also noted that the leaders of the INDIA bloc are furiously hurling abuses and curses at him as June 4 approaches. They cannot accept that Modi is being elected by the people of the country for another five-year term, Mr Modi claimed. In his speech, the Prime Minister also made a reference to the much-talked-about feast Mr Gandhi had enjoyed at former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence last year. Those who refused the invitation to the consecration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya had no problems in sharing a meal with the corrupt, he said. Mr Modi also referred to Champaran as Mahatma Gandhi's karma bhoomi and his own roots in Gujarat, the janmabhoomi (place of birth) of Mahatma Gandhi. Later, addressing a public rally in Uttar Pradeshs Prayagraj, Mr Modi said that the Opposition Congress and the Samajwadi Party have been competing over the appeasement of their votebank. He called both parties anti-development. The SP and the Congress are more concerned about their votebank than Kumbh (mela)...This election will decide the direction in which the Triveni of India's future will flow, Mr Modi said. The Prime Minister said that India is now known worldwide for its expressways and infrastructure and said that members of the INDIA block cannot digest the praise of India abroad. Drawing parallels between the spirit of Prayagraj and the modern Indian ethos, Mr Modi said, The people here do not live under pressure from anyone. Nor do they live in fear of anyone. The vitality I have seen in the people of Prayagraj is rarely found. And this is the temperament of today's India as well. Addressing a women's conference in his Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency late on Tuesday evening, Mr Modi said that women were neglected during the Congress and the Samajwadi Party rule. He also recalled Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's infamous oys will be boys remark while lauding the Yogi Adityanath government on women's safety in Uttar Pradesh. The INDIA bloc's mentality has always been anti-women. The INDIA bloc opposes women's reservations. Wherever their government comes to power, it becomes difficult for women to live. The people of Banaras are familiar with the jungle raj in UP and Bihar. It was difficult for our sisters and daughters to step out of the house. Daughters had to leave their studies and stay at home due to safety concerns, he said, adding that for the first time, there is a government at the Centre that has cared about the dignity of women and provided them with respect.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 10:13 pm

HC Orders Release of Vehicle in Criminal Case

Hyderabad: Justice C.V. Bhaskar Reddy of the Telangana High Court ordered the release of a vehicle alleged to have been involved in the kidnapping of a tribal person. The judge was allowing a criminal petition filed by Megavath Ramesh. It was alleged that the vehicle was used in the kidnapping complainant and for committing the offences of kidnapping, rioting, wrongful confinement, and other offences under the IPC. The petitioner stated that the vehicle was seized under the cover of the panchanama, produced before the court and directed to be kept in police custody. It was the case of the petitioner that as per the confession-cum-seizure panchanama, he was the brother of the principal accused and he had earlier filed an application seeking release of the vehicle, but the Special Sessions Judge for SCs/ STs Prevention of Atrocities Act Cases-cum-ll Additional District and Sessions Judge, at Nalgonda had dismissed the same. The High Court, allowing the criminal petition, directed the release of the vehicle subject to the petitioner executing a personal bond for Rs 2 lakh. Justice Bhaskar Reddy made clear that the vehicle shall not be alienated or transferred in any manner and maintained in good and roadworthy condition. HC clears GST reimbursement Justice S. Nanda of the Telangana High Court directed the railways to reconsider reimbursement of GST along with service tax under the GST neutralisation scheme. The judge was dealing with a writ petition filed by RCM Cargo Mover and Co, seeking reimbursement of about Rs 65 lakh paid towards GST. An order rejecting the request was challenged in the writ petition. The petitioner said he supplies transport vehicles to the railways including the South Central Railway and the service is taxable at 18 per cent of the gross value of the contract (service). However, prior to July 1, 2017, most of the services rendered to Indian Railways were exempted from payment of service tax and hence the petitioner was not liable to pay any service tax prior to the introduction of GST regime that came into force on July 1, 2017. or any time prior to that. Having regard to the existing tax regime, the service tax which did not indicate the quantum of tax, with a view to rationalising the tendering process and to bring about uniform condition on service tax in tenders, South Central Railway through its financial adviser and chief accounts officer issued a circular on March 25, 2015. Since the contracts were entered into before 2017, they were entitled to reimbursement/recovery of GST. The petitioner in September 2020 requested the railways to make the payments in terms of its directives, which was refused. It was specifically contended that when the executive specifically stated that the contractor needed to be reimbursed the GST element as that did not form part of the estimates, the South Central Railway could not have taken a different view, and he was bound to follow the orders of his superiors and particularly the orders of the Railway Board. Allowing the writ petitions, Justice Nanda pointed out to the circulars which were not considered by the South Central Railway. The court directed reconsideration in terms of the relevant circulars and to pass appropriate orders by adhering to the principles of natural justice by providing due notice and opportunity to the petitioner and communicate the decision to the petitioner.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 9:49 pm

Bangalore Rameshwaram Cafe blast: NIA raids 11 locations in four states

NIA teams searched in states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh in connection with the case

Mid Day 21 May 2024 9:21 pm

Telangana to Compete Globally: New Industrial Policies on the Horizon

Telangana to Compete Globally: New Industrial Policies on the Horizon Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Tuesday directed officials to prepare policies in such a way that they will enable the state to ''compete with the world'' in industrial development. The chief minister held a meeting with state Industries Minister D Sridhar Babu and officials of Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation. The officials explained the progress on the decisions taken in the meetings held in the past, an official release said. Reddy suggested that a new policy on textiles be prepared, keeping in mind the welfare of power loom and handloom workers. The officials informed the chief minister that six new policies - MSME policy, export policy, new life sciences policy, revised EV policy, medical tourism policy, green energy policy - are being prepared. Reddy directed the officials to prepare the policies for industrial development before the model code of conduct for Lok Sabha elections concludes, the release said. He also suggested studying the best policies being followed in other countries.

devdiscourse 21 May 2024 9:06 pm

Rameshwaram cafe blast: NIA raids 11 locations across 4 southern states

NEW DELHI: The anti-terror federal probe agency NIA has on Tuesday conducted raids at 11 locations across four states in the country in connection with its probe into a case linked to the Rameshwaram cafe blast in Bengaluru, officials said. They said that the searches were conducted with an aim to uncover the entire conspiracy behind the blast and also to identify the other conspirators involved in helping and supporting the accused from abroad. In a coordinated action, NIA teams searched 11 locations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. Extensive searches were conducted at the premises linked with 11 suspects in the case, in which an IED explosion at the caf on ITPL Road, Brookefield in Bengaluru, Karnataka had left several customers and staff members injured, a senior agency official said, adding that the attack, which took place on 1st March 2024, had also caused massive damage to property. The 11 suspects whose premises were searched today include individuals convicted in the 2012 LeT Conspiracy case of Bengaluru and Hubli Districts. The targeted searches led to the seizure of various digital devices and documents, which the NIA is examining exhaustively, the official said. It is to be noted here that the NIA took over the case from Karnataka Police on March 3, 2024, and arrested two accused - Mussavir Hussain Shazib and Abdul Matheen Taha - from their hideout in Kolkata (West Bengal) on April 12, after a nationwide hunt. According to the official, the accused, both residents of Thirthahalli, Shivamogga district of Karnataka, were identified as the perpetrator and the mastermind of the attack. He added that further probe in the case is ongoing.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 8:36 pm

Govt appoints in-charge VCs for 10 State universities

The government order stated that the new incumbents, with immediate effect, will be in office till regular vice-chancellors are appointed or till June 15, whichever is earlier

The Hindu 21 May 2024 8:31 pm

BRS criticises govt. decision to pay bonus to only fine varieties of paddy

Party leaders K.T. Rama Rao, Harish Rao, Ponnala, Sravan seek to know why Congress didnt mention about it in manifesto

The Hindu 21 May 2024 8:29 pm

Car Owner Shells Out Rs 25 Lakh For Fancy Registration Number In Hyderabad

A car owner has paid Rs 25.5 lakh to get a fancy registration number of '9999' for his vehicle in a bidding held in Hyderabad, Telangana State Road Transport Authority officials said today.

NDTV 21 May 2024 7:49 pm

Telangana to have new industrial policy soon

The Chief Minister held a review with the officials of Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation and made suggestions for new industrial policy which is to be adopted for industrial growth in the sState

The Hindu Businessline 21 May 2024 7:43 pm

FEMMI urges NITI Aayog to recommend One Nation-One Mineral-One Tax policy

Reforms in tax structure are the need of the hour as the mining industry is facing multiple challenges in several States including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, says Union Ministry of Mines Secretary V.L. Kanata Rao

The Hindu 21 May 2024 7:29 pm

State govt appoints senior IAS officers as in-charge VCs of state universities

Hyderabad: The state government has appointed senior IAS officers as in-charge vice-chancellors in ten state-run universities. MA&UD principal secretary Dana Kishore has been appointed as the in-charge vice chancellor of Osmania University. Commissioner of women, child and disabled welfare department Vakati Karuna has been made the vice chancellor of Kakatiya University. Also ReadTelangana govt appoints 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 7:26 pm

State government to introduce six new policies to boost MSMEs

Hyderabad: To boost various industries, and exports, and to support the micro, medium and small enterprises (MSMEs), the state government is introducing six new policies after the end of the election code. During a review meeting held by Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy and Industries minister D Sridhar Babu with the officials of Telangana State 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 6:48 pm

Hyderabad: ACB conducts searches at ACP Umamaheshwar Raos residence

Hyderabad: The Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is conducting searches at many places that are linked to the Central Crime Station (CCS) Hyderabad Umamaheswara Rao for allegedly having assets beyond his known legal sources of income. Umamaheswara Rao is Chief Special Officer for the investigation into the Sahitya Infra case, which is a multi crore fraud. 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 6:39 pm

Telangana: Six MGNREGA workers injured, one dead

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The News Mill 21 May 2024 6:37 pm

IMD issues rainfall alert for parts of Telangana till May 25

For the next 48 hours, there will be partly cloudy sky over Hyderabad and its neighbourhood

The Hindu 21 May 2024 6:18 pm

IMD issues rainfall alert for parts of Telangana till May 25

For the next 48 hours, there will be partly cloudy sky over Hyderabad and its neighbourhood

The Hindu 21 May 2024 6:18 pm

Godrej Capital gives loan to dairy farmers in TN, Maharashtra

Explores MSME lending in the southern states, to open office in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, AP, Telangana

The Hindu Businessline 21 May 2024 6:02 pm

Hyderabad: Cyber criminals pose as officials, attempt to extort money

Hyderabad: In two separate instances, cyber fraudsters exploited the identities of officials to deceive individuals into wiring large sums of money under false pretence of crime and threatening arrest. In one incident, a scammer allegedly threatened a businessman from Telangana using the phone number of the Director General of Police (DGP), Ravi Gupta. According to 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 6:01 pm

Rainfall Update: There will be heavy rain in these states for the next seven days, know the condition of your city

IMD Weather Forecast Next 7 Days: According to IMD, there may be rain in the areas of Goa, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Lakshadweep and Vidarbha for the next 7 days. IMD Weather Forecast: The latest forecasts of India Meteorological Department (IMD) say that the temperature torture will continue in [] The post Rainfall Update: There will be heavy rain in these states for the next seven days, know the condition of your city first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 21 May 2024 5:43 pm

Telanganapara athlete Deepthi blazes to a new world record in Japan

Twenty-year-old Deepthi Jeevanji of Warangal set the trackon fire at the World Para Athletics championship now in progress in Kobe, Japan. She set anew worldrecord as she blazed her way to victory in the 400 metres race in the T20 category. The T20 category is meant for participants who are intellectually challenged. With a new 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 5:31 pm

PM Modi Labels INDIA Bloc 'Congregation of Scamsters' in Fiery Bihar Speech

PM Modi Labels INDIA Bloc 'Congregation of Scamsters' in Fiery Bihar Speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dubbed the INDIA bloc as a ''congregation of scamsters'' that was communal, casteist and dynastic to a ''severe'' degree, ''cent per cent''. Modi launched the blistering attack at rallies in Mahrajganj and Purvi Champaran Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar, where he also predicted a big blow for the opposition alliance that stood for corruption, appeasement politics and ''perverted anti-Sanatan mindset'', on June 4 when Lok Sabha poll results will be out. The PM, who is seeking a third consecutive term in office, also underscored that he shall be bequeathing no ''viraasat (inheritance)'' since he considered the people of the country as his only ''waaris (successors)''. He also charged the RJD-Congress combine, which formerly ruled Bihar, with having brought disrepute to ''the land which gave birth to first president Rajendra Prasad''. He pointed out that the state, in the 1990s, had become known for ''irangdaari tax (extortion)'' and the NDA, which has been in power for nearly two decades, was trying to ''bring to a halt the trend of large-scale migration to other parts of the country for want of industries and job opportunities in Bihar''. He lambasted the Nehru-Gandhi family, which he referred to as ''Congress' royal family'', for ''keeping mum'' over controversial remarks made by its leaders and allies against people of Bihar in states such as Punjab, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. ''Your vote is not just for electing your local MP but also to make your PM strong,'' said Modi, who also claimed that migrants from Bihar were treated well in Gujarat when he was the CM of that state. The PM also launched indirect attacks on leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav, who he said were ''born with silver spoons''. ''The nation cannot move forward with the sins of the INDIA bloc, which stands for corruption, appeasement politics, represents the 'tukde-tukde' gang and a perverted mindset that heaps scorn on Sanatan Dharma,'' he said. ''This is the reason why the INDIA bloc was exhausted in the very first phase of the elections. In the subsequent phases, it was battered. In the remaining two phases, the trend will continue, and on June 4 when votes are counted, the results will come as a big blow to the intentions of the opposition alliance,'' he claimed. Modi claimed that the opposition alliance did not look like a political front. ''It appears to be a congregation of scamsters, who are together responsible for corruption scandals worth Rs 20 lakh crore,'' he alleged. Modi claimed the parties of the opposition alliance have three common ''evils''. ''They are all communal, casteist and dynastic... to a degree that is severe, cent percent,'' he claimed. Modi also bristled at the opposition's criticism of welfare schemes run by his government, alleging that his opponents had ''bundles of notes stashed away in Swiss banks'' and could not understand the plight of the common people ''the way I do, having been born in a poor family''. ''They were opening accounts in Swiss banks, while the people of India were starving,'' he alleged. Referring to Tejashwi Yadav, whom he did not mention by name, he said, ''I am told that the 'waaris of jungle raaj' has been saying I will be advised bed rest after the Lok Sabha elections. The 'shehzada' of Congress says he wants to see me in tears. His party openly chants slogans like 'Modi teri kabr khudegi' (your grave will be dug).'' ''These people have a counterpart in Uttar Pradesh (an allusion to Akhilesh Yadav) who says I have reached the end of my life and hence contesting from Varanasi,'' said Modi, adding that the remarks showed lack of sensitivity on the part of those ''born with silver spoons, who have never known what is a life filled with struggles''. He said the leaders of the INDIA bloc were furiously hurling ''abuses and curses'' at him as June 4 was approaching. ''They cannot accept that Modi is getting elected by the people of the country for another five-year term,'' he claimed. In his speech, the PM also made a reference to the much-talked-about feast Gandhi had enjoyed at Lalu Prasad's residence last year. ''Those who refused the invitation to the consecration of Ram temple in Ayodhya had no problems in sharing a meal with the corrupt,'' he said. Modi also referred to Champaran as Mahatma Gandhi's ''karma bhoomi'' and his own roots in Gujarat the ''janmabhoomi (place of birth)''. The Congress betrayed his ideals upon coming to power and devoted itself to promoting the interests of one family,'' he alleged. ''I have spent my first 10 years in power filling the potholes left by the Congress. I intend to speed up progress in the next term,'' said Modi as he spoke about his thrust on welfare measures like toilets for women ''who had to suffer physical ailments because of the absence of this very basic of all amenities''. At his second rally in the Mahrajganj constituency, the PM seemed alarmed at the sight of several youngsters climbing on poles to catch a glimpse of him. ''You all must get down. The country needs young people like you. If you fall and hurt yourself it will cause me anguish. I will not commence my speech until you get down,'' Modi said and sought their ''forgiveness'' if ''my admonition has made you feel humiliated''.

devdiscourse 21 May 2024 5:29 pm

New Covid variant scare: 290 cases of KP.2, 34 cases of KP.1 detected in India

Covid-19 infections in Telangana continued with the state reporting 10 new cases on Monday with nine of them coming from Hyderabad and one from Karimnagar district. (Image source: WHO) Covid-19 infections in Telangana continued with the state reporting 10 new cases on Monday with nine of them coming from Hyderabad and one from Karimnagar district. (Image source: WHO) New Delhi: As many as 290 cases of KP.2 and 34 cases of KP.1, both sub-lineages of COVID-19 that are responsible for surge in cases in Singapore, have been found in India, according to official data.However, a source in the Union health ministry told PTI that they are all sub variants of JN1 and there is no associated increase in hospitalization and severe cases. So there is no reason for concern or panic. The mutations will keep happening at a rapid pace and this is the natural behaviour of viruses like SARS-CoV2, the source said. The source further said that the INSACOG surveillance is sensitive and is able to pick up the emergence of any new variant and samples are also picked from hospitals in a structured manner to detect any change in the severity of disease due to virus. Data compiled by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) showed that 34 cases of KP.1 have been found across seven states and UTs with 23 cases registered from West Bengal. The other states are Goa (1), Gujarat (2), Haryana (1), Maharashtra (4) Rajasthan (2) and Uttarakhand (1). As many as 290 cases of KP.2 have been registered with Maharashtra reporting the highest number at 148, according to the data. The other states and Union territories are Delhi (1), Goa (12), Gujarat (23), Haryana (3), Karnataka (4), Madhya Pradesh (1), Odisha (17), Rajasthan (21), Uttar Pradesh (8), Uttarakhand (16) and West Bengal (36). Singapore is seeing a new COVID-19 wave as the authorities recorded more than 25,900 cases from May 5 to 11 with KP.1 and KP.2 accounting for over two-thirds of cases in Singapore. Globally, the predominant COVID-19 variants are still JN.1 and its sub-lineages, including KP.1 and KP.2. KP.1 and KP.2 belong to a group of COVID-19 variants scientists have nicknamed 'FLiRT', after the technical names of their mutations. The strains in FLiRT are all descendants of the JN.1 variant, an offshoot of the Omicron variant. KP.2 was classified by the World Health Organization as a Variant Under Monitoring.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 5:06 pm

Telangana govt. appoints IAS officers as incharge VCs for 10 universities

Hyderabad: Telangana government has appointed senior IAS officers as in-charge Vice-Chancellors (VCs) for 10 universities. As the tenure of existing VCs concluded on Tuesday, the State government appointed senior IAS officers as in-charge VCs for 10 universities. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Principal Secretary M Dana Kishore will be incharge VC for Osmania University while Backward Classes Principal Secretary Burra Venkatesham as incharge VC for JNTU and Women and Child Welfare Department Secretary and Commissioner Karuna Vakati as incharge VC for Kakatiya University. Energy department Secretary Syed Ali Murtaza Rizvi will be incharge VC for Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University while Secretary, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Sandeep Kumar Sultania as incharge VC for Telangana University and Tourism and Culture Principal Secretary Shailaja Ramaiyer as incharge VC of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. Principal Secretary, Revenue (Stamps and Registrations), Navin Mittal will be incharge VC of Mahatma Gandhi University while Principal Secretary, Planning, Nadeem Ahmed as incharge VC of Palamur University and Special Chief Secretary Jayesh Ranjan as incharge VC of Jawaharlal Nehru Architectural and Fine Arts University. Another IAS officer K Surendra Mohan will be incharge VC of Satavahana Univerisity.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 4:57 pm

DCA seize overpriced Teet-Bet ointment from medical shop in Uppal

Hyderabad: Drugs Control Administration officials on Tuesday seized Teet-Bet Ointment at a medical shop in Uppal Khalsa, Uppal Mandal, Medchal-Malkajgiri District. The product Mupirocin Ointment IP 2 per cent, sold under the brand name Teet-Bet Ointment is under price control as per Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 and the price of product shall be in 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 4:53 pm

50K trees to restore the natural habitat of displaced species in Telangana

The Trees for Communities project is also enhancing the economic well-being of Khammam district Kokkireni is a small village located in Khammam district, Telangana. The majority of its nearly 4000 residents were compelled to seek employment opportunities in distant locations due to limited livelihood options. Even those engaged in agriculture struggled to make ends meet. However, the situation has changed for the better now with a tree plantation project providing new livelihood opportunities and supplementary income. Picture Source: By arrangement Finding work in our village was difficult, shares 45-year-old MD Johnmiya, a villager from Kokkireni and adds, When Grow-Trees initiated the 'Trees for Communities' project in Kokkireni, it not only helped us to earn additional income by participating in the plantation activities but also created a sense of environmental kinship among the villagers. Once fully grown, these trees will provide shade around the village and also serve as a natural habitat for many animals and birds. Another farmer, G. Ramu, who had been struggling economically due to the declining productivity of his land, found employment as a caretaker of the newly planted saplings. Aruna and Divya, are among many women beneficiaries who have now found gainful work. Divya shares, We are now able to support our families and it is also really satisfying to be able to contribute to biodiversity conservation. Mr Pradip Shah, the co-founder of Grow-trees articulates the purpose of the plantation project and says, Through the Trees for Communities project, we aim to bring about a multi-dimensional impact in Khammam. Along with the environmental benefits offered by trees, generating viable employment prospects for the local community is also part of this initiative. With an inclusive approach towards environmental regeneration, we can not only nourish biodiversity but also empower rural communities including women. As part of the project, there is a target of planting 50,000 trees in the areas of Kokkireni, Beerolu, Polepally, and Tettelapadu in Thirumalayapalem Mandal. Over 32,500 trees have already been planted, with Bosch Technology supporting the plantation of 15,000 trees last year in Kokkireni. The tree species are selected based on both ecological and economic value. The list of saplings planted includes Jamun, Amla, Tamarind, Dirisens, Devakanchans, Neem, and Kanuga. Prasad, the state coordinator for Telangana, mentioned that in Khammam district, Thirumalayapalem mandal, Kokkireni village, 30,000 trees were planted. This plantation program provided employment to around 250 people, who are very pleased with the initiative. Trees offer numerous short- and long-term benefits. They not only enhance aesthetic appeal but also reduce flood risks, improve air quality, and mitigate the urban heat island effect by reflecting sunlight and providing shade.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 4:49 pm

Telangana stands second in recovery of mobile devices

The State police reported recovery of over 30,000 missing mobile devices

The Hindu 21 May 2024 4:48 pm

Thunderstorm with lightning & gusty winds likely in Telangana in next 5 days

Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds( Speed ranging from 30-40 kmph) are likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana during the next five days, Meteorological Centre said on Tuesday.

Web Dunia 21 May 2024 4:45 pm

BRS leaders are habitual liars, says Bhatti Vikramarka

Bhatti went on to explain that the Congress-ruled government in Telangana was buying the grains from the farmers 15 days in advance

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 3:51 pm

Post Partum Depression is For Real: Here's Help

Welcoming a new life into the world is often portrayed as a time of joy and fulfillment. However, for many new mothers, the reality can be quite different. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a condition that affects a significant number of women after childbirth, yet it remains widely misunderstood and stigmatized. In this article, we'll delve into what postpartum depression is, its symptoms, and effective strategies for addressing it. Additionally, we'll highlight voices from the Telugu film industry who have shed light on this important issue. Postpartum depression is a type of mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth, typically within the first few weeks to months. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that persist beyond the aby blues, which are common mood swings experienced by many new mothers. While the exact cause of PPD is not fully understood, hormonal changes, sleep deprivation, and the stress of caring for a newborn are believed to contribute to its development. Recognizing the symptoms of postpartum depression is crucial for timely intervention. Symptoms may include persistent sadness or anxiety, irritability, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, difficulty bonding with the baby, feelings of guilt or inadequacy, and thoughts of harming oneself or the baby. It's essential for new mothers experiencing these symptoms to seek help from a healthcare professional, as untreated PPD can have serious consequences for both the mother and the baby. Fortunately, postpartum depression is a treatable condition, and there are various approaches to managing it. Counseling, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), can help mothers develop coping strategies and address negative thought patterns. In more severe cases, medication such as antidepressants may be prescribed under the guidance of a doctor. Additionally, social support from family, friends, and support groups can play a crucial role in recovery, providing reassurance and practical assistance to new mothers. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of postpartum depression, thanks in part to celebrities and public figures who have spoken out about their own experiences. In the Telugu film industry, several prominent personalities have shared their struggles with postpartum depression, helping to break the silence and reduce stigma surrounding the condition. One such figure is Upasana Kamineni Konidela, known for being an entrepreneur and philanthropist, has candidly discussed her battle with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter. By sharing her story, she has encouraged other women to seek help and support, emphasizing that PPD is a common and treatable condition. Picture Courtesy : Instagram Similarly, actress and producer Lakshmi Manchu has been vocal about her experience with postpartum depression. Through social media and public appearances, Lakshmi has advocated for greater awareness and understanding of PPD, urging women not to suffer in silence and to prioritize their mental health. Picture Courtesy : Instagram By highlighting the experiences of these influential figures, we can help dispel myths and misconceptions surrounding postpartum depression, fostering a more supportive and compassionate environment for new mothers. It's essential to recognize that PPD is not a sign of weakness but a medical condition that requires understanding and intervention. With the right support and treatment, women can overcome postpartum depression and embrace the joys of motherhood with confidence and resilience. If you feel the need to talk to someone about, it could be for you or for someone you are seeing struggle with it. Please reach out to the Telangana state helpline before taking an irreversible step that can leave you or your loved ones permanently scarred. Call on 9152987821 or log into https://icallhelpline.org/

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 3:19 pm

Telangana police recover 30,049 stolen and lost mobile phones in 13 months

Panchayat claimed that mobile phones were distracting young women. (Representational Image) Panchayat claimed that mobile phones were distracting young women. (Representational Image) Hyderabad: Telangana police has successfully recovered as many as 30,049 mobile devices since the launch of CEIR portal on April 19, 2023, registering second rank in the country. The CEIR portal was developed by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to curb the menace of mobile theft and counterfeit mobile devices CEIR portal was officially launched nationwide on May 17, 2023 and was started on pilot basis in Telangana State from April 19, 2023. In Telangana, Additional Director-General of Police, CID is designated as a nodal officer for CEIR portal. The portal is operated in all 780 police stations of Police Units of Telangana. The then ADG CID Mahesh Bhagwat was first State-level nodal officer, who streamlined mobile recovery within the State and outside too. Currently ADGP, CID Shikha Goel monitors the progress of work under CEIR portal as a result of which 30,049 lost or stolen mobile devices were recovered, of which the last 1,000 were recovered in nine days and handed over to complaints. On an average, 76 mobiles are recovered per day in the State. In Telangana, the maximum recoveries have been made by Hyderabad Commissionerate with 4,869 mobile devices, followed by Cyberabad Commissionerate with 3,078 and Rachakonda Commissionerate with 3,042 mobile devices followed by Warangal Commissionerate with 1,919 Nizamabad with 1,556 To enhance user friendliness and serve the citizens of Telangana more efficiently Telangana police in coordination with DoT has successfully integrated CEIR portal with TS Police Citizen Portal. The citizens are requested to utilize this service on the TS Police Citizen Portal for reporting lost or missing mobile devices. Dr. Lavanya, SP, Cyber Crime, CID, in coordination with DOT officials, including Hemant Rathwe, DDG Security, M. Arvind Kumar, Director Security, Lakshmana Kumar K, Assistant Director (Security Audit), and Ch. Suresh Babu, Inspector of IT Cell, CID, is overseeing the implementation of the CEIR application in the State. Mahesh Bhagwat who is now Additional Director-General of Police (ADG), Railways and Road Safety and ADG CID appreciated SP Cyber Crime and team for successful recovery of 30,000 mobile phones in 13 months.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 3:04 pm

INDIA bloc communal, casteist and dynastic: PM Modi in Bihar

Modi also charged the RJD-Congress combine for having made Bihar, which gave India its first president Rajendra Prasad, infamous for extortion. He lambasted the Nehru-Gandhi family, which he referred to as Congress' royal family, for keeping mum over controversial remarks made by its leaders and allies against people of Bihar in states such as Punjab, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

The Economic Times 21 May 2024 2:44 pm

Hyderabad to Host South Indias Largest B2B Jewellery Exhibition

The Crown of Hyderabad Jewellery Exhibitions is the right platform of Telanganas jewellery

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 2:42 pm

Daily wage workers daughter from Warangal breaks World Para 400m record

Kobe: Deepthi Jeevanji from Telanganas Warangal clinched the gold medal with a world record time of 55.07 seconds in the womens 400m T20 category race at the World Para Athletics Championships here on Monday, May 20. Para Asian Games gold medallist Deepthi smashed American Breanna Clarks earlier world record of 55.12 seconds set during last 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 2:41 pm

Telangana CM, Deputy CM pay tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and Congress leaders paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Tuesday, May 21, on his death anniversary. They garlanded the statue of the late Prime Minister at Somajiguda in the heart of the city. , 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 2:07 pm

TS PGECET 2024 Revised Exam Dates Announced: Don't Miss the Updated Schedule

The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH), has revised the exam dates for the Telangana State Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS PGECET) 2024. The exam, which was initially scheduled from June 5 to June 8, will now be conducted from June 10 to June 13, 2024.

Naukrinama 21 May 2024 1:50 pm

Telangana govt. procures 37.59 LMTs paddy from 7171 PPCs

A paddy procurement centre in Odisha's Koraput district A paddy procurement centre in Odisha's Koraput district Hyderabad: The State government here on Tuesday informed that as many as 37.59 lakh metric tonnes (LMTs) of paddy was procured during Rabi season from 7171 paddy procurement centres (PPCs) across the State from March 25 to May 20, 2024. During rabi season in 2023, the then BRS government procured only 33.97 LMTs of paddy from 6889 procurement centres, according to officials. But on April 1, 2024, one LMTs of paddy was procured, while 3.25 LMTs by April 15, 16.93 LMTs by April 30 and 32.93 LMTs by May 15 and 37.59 LMTs by May 20. In its guidelines, the government said no paddy allotment shall be done to repeated defaulters while conditional allotment of paddy to be given to those millers who have completed 100 per cent default CMR dues and allotment of paddy to be made transparent and performance based duly considering the milling capacity. The government said no lease permission shall be given for default mills and millers and the term Defaulter in the modified government order was considered by the name of miller as well as applicable to the mill and no allotment shall be made to the default miller under any circumstances No rice mill can be given or taken on lease without production of No dues certificate pertaining to the rice mill and the DM, CSC must ensure to check this document before entering into custom milling agreement for allotment of paddy to any rice mill. Vicarious liability lies with the owner millers for lessees default and the lease deed must be a registered document and unregistered lease deed is not considered as valid document. Referring to management of paddy affected by rain, the government said that sufficient tarpaulins were provided to each and every Paddy Purchase Centers. In urgency, Additional Collectors (CS) were authorized and directed to purchase and provide sufficient number of tarpaulins. Increased number of paddy cleaners and weighing machines were used in addition to fans and blowers for quick drying of the paddy. Mechanized paddy cleaners were engaged for quick cleaning of paddy, with minimal requirement of manpower. Technology was harnessed and Accuweather App was used for near accurate forecast of hourly weather. All officials were asked to install this Accuweather App, which give localized near accurate of rain forecast at that location. Such information was also sent from headquarter to districts on daily basis. PPCs in-charges and field officers were also trained to use the technology. In this way, dry and sunny spells even on a rainy were used to dry paddy. As soon as moisture was manageable, using a dry spell, miller representative was called and paddy was weighed, bagged and stitched. Once a paddy is bagged on right moisture, then moisture variation was not a problem, as the same was allocated and transported to miller on priority against the boiled rice quota. Anticipating this problem, a good Quota of 30 LMT boiled rice was obtained from the Central government well in advance, for the first time.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 1:30 pm

Telangana: 1 dead, 6 injured in Rajanna Sircilla district while digging trench

Hyderabad: A woman was killed and six others were injured when a mound of earth caved in on them while they were digging a trench under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA) in Venkatraopet village of Rajanna Sircilla district on Tuesday morning. The woman has been identified as 50-year-old Marpaka Rajavva, a 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 12:39 pm

Cabinet resolution to felicitate Sonia Gandhi on Telangana formation day approved

The Government to address a communique to the ECI seeking permission to hold the State formation day celebrations

The Hindu 21 May 2024 12:38 pm

This Telangana Temple Offers Exclusive Golden Tulsi And Flower Pujas On Weekends

Devotees participating in these pujas must wear traditional attire and buy a ticket for Rs 500.

News18 21 May 2024 12:20 pm

Why Kakatiya Zoological Park In Telangana Is A Must-visit This Summer

The park was established to educate the general public about wildlife conservation.

News18 21 May 2024 11:54 am

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Starts Cloth Bank ATMs To Curb Plastic Bag Usage

The cloth bank ATMs have been placed in a farmer's market, Rythu Bazaar, Telangana and customers are asked to use them for procuring cloth bags.

News18 21 May 2024 11:48 am

Visa rules reshape study abroad plans

Non-traditional countries like Germany, France, and Ireland are simplifying visa processes for Indian students, amidst tightened regulations in traditional destinations like the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, contributing nearly US $5 billion to education, are part of the Indian Student Mobility Report 2024.

The Times of India 21 May 2024 11:37 am

ACB sleuths raid CCS ACPs house and other places in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The sleuths of Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) here on Tuesday carried out raids on the house of Central Crime Station (CSS) Assistant Commissioner of Police Uma Maheswara Rao for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets. Special teams conducted raids at the residence of the ACP in Ashok Nagar apart from simultaneous raids at his relatives and friends' houses elsewhere in the city and the State. The raids were conducted following allegations that the ACP has not only amassed disproportionate assets but also maintained links with Sahithi Infra Company, which is facing a criminal case for allegedly committing fraudulent activities from June 2019 to 2022. They were also all allegations that Rao allegedly involved in settlements with the help of persons known to him benefitting a real-estate company. He reportedly tried to influence a senior police official in the same issue but subsequently drew criticism from him.

Deccan Chronicle 21 May 2024 11:30 am

Telangana govt allocates Rs 190.82 cr for minority welfare schemes

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has approved a budget of Rs 190.82 crore for the implementation of minority welfare schemes for the financial year 2024-25. Special Secretary for Minority Welfare, Tafseer Iqbal, issued GO.RT.45, facilitating the execution of various initiatives. The government has allocated Rs 1.37 crore for the training and employment scheme for minority candidates. 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 11:07 am

Telangana Haj pilgrims departure enters final stage

Hyderabad: The departure of pilgrims from the Telangana Haj Committee has reached its final stage. So far, 8,902 Haj pilgrims have left for Madinah Munawara on special Saudi Airlines flights, organized in 29 convoys from the Hyderabad Embarkation Point. In addition to the 6,244 pilgrims from various districts of Telangana, the convoys included 823 pilgrims 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 .

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024 11:05 am

IMD Rainfall Alert: There will be heavy rain in these states during the next 24 hours, heat wave continues

According to the Meteorological Department, heat wave will continue in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on May 21. There is a possibility of heavy to moderate rain in Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The scourge of extreme heat continues in the country. Many states of North India are in the [] The post IMD Rainfall Alert: There will be heavy rain in these states during the next 24 hours, heat wave continues first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 21 May 2024 11:04 am

Actor Chandrakanth Dies By Suicide, Days After Co-Star Pavitra Jayarams Death

Telugu television actor Chandrakanth was discovered dead at his home in Alkapur, located in Rangareddy District, Telangana. This tragic event occurred shortly after the passing of his Trinayani co-star, Pavitra Jayaram, in an accident. Reports indicate that actor Chandrakanth was discovered hanging at his residence in Alkapur. This is the very house where he and [] Read on Lehren - Actor Chandrakanth Dies By Suicide, Days After Co-Star Pavitra Jayarams Death

lehren 21 May 2024 11:00 am

Hyderabad youth loots bizman's house to clear car loan, arrested

S Shiva Kumar, a 20-year-old college dropout and current driver, was arrested by Jubilee Hills police for robbing a businessman's locked house to pay car loan EMIs. His fingerprints matched old case records, aiding in solving the case. Police recovered Rs 23.70 lakh cash and stolen valuables from him. He spent most money on himself, not sharing with parents.

The Times of India 21 May 2024 10:55 am

Punctuality of passenger trains needs to be monitored: South Central Railway GM

HYDERABAD : Advance action plans are needed to meticulously monitor train operations to ensure punctuality and safety, South Central Railway General Manager Arun Kumar Jain said. The general manager held a review meeting on safety of train operations, punctuality over the SCR zone on Monday at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. SCR Additional General Manager, R Dhananjayulu, also participated in the meeting along with all the Principal Heads of Departments. Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all six Divisions i.e. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded joined the review meeting through video conference. He instructed the officials to strictly adhere to safety procedures to ensure the safe running of the trains. He advised to regularly counsel the running staff like Loco pilots, Assistant loco pilots, station masters, and permanent maintenance staff. He also advised the officials to conduct frequent field inspections to ensure compliance of worksite safety requirements without fail. He also held a review on the availability of safety items pertaining to Engineering, Mechanical and Signalling equipment. He instructed the officials to maintain optimal stocks of passenger safety items like smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. He also held a detailed discussion on the punctuality of the mail/express train and advised the officials to improve the punctuality. He also reviewed the passenger amenities such as the maintenance of FOBs over the zone. He instructed the officials to conduct special drives to complete the pending FOB maintenance works as soon as possible to avoid inconvenience to the passengers.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:31 am

Telangana government didnt provide even 1 job in last 6 months: KT Rama Rao

KHAMMAM : Alleging that Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy was lying to unemployed youth in the state, BRS working president KT Rama Rao claimed that the Congress had promised to provide 2 lakh jobs, but was yet to provide employment to even one person despite six months having passed since it took charge of the government. Addressing meetings in Yellandu and Khammam to campaign for the BRS nominee in the Khammam-Warangal-Nalgonda graduate MLC byelection, Y Rakesh Reddy, the Sircilla MLA asserted that the previous government had provided 2 lakh jobs, a record in the country. Additionally, he alleged that the Congress had cheated people with the promise of implementing the six guarantees. People have understood the true intentions of the grand old party in six months and are expressing their dissent through protests, Rama Rao remarked. Companies leaving TG The former minister claimed no new industries or IT companies were coming to the state after the Congress assumed power in December 2023. He alleged that even the existing companies are looking for a way to leave the state due to the lack of encouragement from the government. The situation is such that Tech Mahindra is shutting operations in Warangal. The Congress government cannot even protect existing companies, let alone bring in new ones, Rama Rao said. The cumulative IT exports stood at Rs 57,000 crore before 2014, but it reached Rs 2.41 lakh crore after 10 years of BRS rule, he said. Drawing parallels, the BRS working president said while the Congress established three medical colleges during its rule before 2014, the pink party set up 33 such institutions in its 10 years in power. He also pointed to the growth of the agricultural products sector in the state during the BRS regime. Former minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, BRS Khammam Lok Sabha candidate Nama Nageswara Rao and Rajya Sabha member Vaddiraju Ravichandra, among others, also participated in the meetings. Ensure success of KTRs events: Jagadish to BRS cadre Suryapet MLA G Jagadish Reddy urged the BRS cadre to ensure the success of the graduate MLC byelection campaign meetings scheduled for Tuesday by party working president KT Rama Rao in different parts of the district. Addressing a press conference on Monday, the former minister said the BRS had won the seat four times before and asserted that the party would win again. He alleged that people are aware of the frauds being carried out by the Union and state governments. Claiming that poverty had increased across Gujarat, Jagadish said the BJP would only talk about Pakistan and Muslims during elections while the Congress was engaged in false election campaigns.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:29 am

No promises by Rahul, Priyanka fulfilled: Harish Rao

NALGONDA: Siddipet MLA T Harish Rao on Monday alleged that none of the promises made by senior Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, and Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy have been fulfilled in 100 days of the new government taking charge. Addressing a preparatory meeting for the Khammam-Warangal-Nalgonda graduate MLC byelection at Devarakonda, the former minister claimed that the Congress government has cheated the employees by not releasing even one dearness allowance (DA) despite promising three. Pension benefits are not being given to retired employees, he alleged, demanding a better PRC for the employees. The BRS leader urged educated and unemployed people to teach a lesson to Congress with their votes. Harish also urged people to vote for BRS candidate Rakesh Reddy to bring their problems to the governments attention. He said that voting for Congress means strengthening the fraud of Congress. The BRS MLA said the farmers are facing trouble as their paddy has not been bought for the last 30 days.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:27 am

Hanumantha Rao criticises Modi for allegations on Rahul Gandhi

HYDERABAD : Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleging that Wayanad MP and former AICC president Rahul Gandhi is supporting extremism, former MP V Hanumantha Rao on Monday sought to remind the BJP leader that the Congress leaders father was assassinated by extremists. He also pointed out that Rajiv Gandhis death anniversary is observed as anti-terrorist day. PM is anti-farmer Addressing a press conference at the Gandhi Bhavan here, Hanumantha Rao said that Modi was anti-farmer and the farmers in North India, including Uttar Pradesh, were determined to oust him as prime minister. He said that there was a strategic vote shift in Uttar Pradesh from the Samajwadi Party (SP) to Congress and vice versa. He exuded confidence that Rahul Gandhi will win from Rae Bareli in the ongoing elections. Coming down heavily against BJP Chevella contestant Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, he said that the former MP was confused, having hopped from the BRS to the Congress and then to the BJP.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:26 am

Telangana High Court orders government to pay Rs 6.2L to wife of convict killed in jail attack

HYDERABAD: Justice CV Bhaskar Reddy of the Telangana High Court on Monday ordered the Telangana state and authorities to pay Rs 6.20 lakh in compensation along with 6% interest per annum within three months to the wife of a convict who died on July 4, 2012, after sustaining injuries in the Charlapalli Central Jail. Karolla Venkaiah convicted by the III-Additional District and Sessions Judge (FTC), Medak, on May 10, 2012, and sentenced to life imprisonment under Section 302 read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was attacked by fellow inmate Dasari Narsimulu with a sharp object on July 4, 2012. Venkaiah succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad. A case was registered against Narsimulu under Sections 302 and 307 of the IPC and Section 176 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). Meanwhile, his wife, Karolla Jayamma, a resident of Kusangi village, Tekmal mandal, Medak district, filed a petition seeking a writ of mandamus, challenging the denial of compensation for the death of Venkaiah (prisoner no. 6917), who was lodged in Central Prison, Charlapalli, Rangareddy district. She argued that the negligence of the authorities led to her husbands death, violating his fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. Petitioners counsel contended that the authorities failed to prevent the incident leading to Venkaiahs death. Conversely, the Government Pleader for Home argued that the prison authorities had adhered to the prison rules and were not negligent. They asserted that without specific findings of staff misconduct, the state could not be held vicariously liable for the death caused by a fellow inmate. Following the directives of the National Human Rights Commission, the Telangana government paid Rs 1 lakh to Jayamma on February 15, 2018. However, the court emphasised the fundamental right to life under Article 21, which extends to prisoners. Based on the Supreme Courts precedents, the court calculated the deceaseds earnings at Rs 7,200 per month, considering his age of 55 years. The total loss of dependency amounted to Rs 6,33,600. Additional amounts for loss of estate, consortium and funeral expenses brought the total to Rs 7,20,000. Deducting the Rs 1 lakh already paid, the final compensation was Rs 6.20 lakh. Interest at 6% per annum from July 4, 2012, will also be applied.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:23 am

INDIA bloc confident of stopping BJP from getting majority: Kharge

NEW DELHI: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday asserted that the response of the people towards his party and INDIA bloc has changed significantly and there is a big undercurrent in favour of the alliance which will be able to stop the BJP from getting the majority numbers in Lok Sabha polls. In an interview with PTI, he said it is the people who are now fighting for them and against the ideology of the BJP and the RSS which spreads hatred and division in society. The Congress chief said people feel the fight is now to save democracy and the Constitution and have extended support to the party. Kharge also accused the BJP of repeatedly instigating people and emotionally looting them in the name of Ram Temple, Hindu-Muslim and India-Pakistan and claimed they have now understood their true colours. PM should focus on development issues, instead of 'Hindu-Muslim', 'mutton-chicken' speeches: Kharge After travelling across the country, we are getting the sense that there is a big undercurrent in our favour. The Congress party and coalition partners of INDIA bloc will get more seats this time. We will be able to stop the BJP from getting the seats required for coming to power. I feel the BJP will not be able to form its government, he told PTI. It is the public which is fighting for us and it is not just us. People are supporting the ideology that we follow and are fighting for us. It is clear that the BJP will lag behind and we will move forward, Kharge also said. Asked from where they were getting the confidence, Kharge said the response of people towards them and how they have started supporting them and are fighting for their ideology is giving him such confidence. INDIA bloc in 'strong position' after four phases of LS polls; to form next government: Kharge Terming this Lok Sabha election as crucial, he said the call to save the Consitution and democracy is for saving the fundamental rights and the freedom of speech and expression of all Indians. Five phases of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls are over. Kharge said that people are also upset over price rise and unemployment as they have emerged as two major issues in these polls. He said the BJP has also not been able to fulfil the promises made earlier, be it providing two crore jobs, getting back black money from abroad and doubling farmers' incomes. The Congress president also accused the government of speaking lies and befooling people and claimed the people have understood their intentions and they now stand exposed before them. They first looted them emotionally and instigated them, but now they have understood. They have been repeatedly talking about Ram Temple, Hindu-Muslim and India-Pakistan. The BJP creates a hype and is not even appreciating the work done by the Congress in the past. They talk of chicken, buffalo, mangalsutra, land, does the prime minister talk like this, he claimed. With two narratives of reservation and the Constitution emerging as major poll issues this election, Kharge said it is not a question of which one is winning. Vote for Congress candidates to save Constitution, reservation: Rahul Gandhi Who started saying that to change the Constitution, we need a two-third majority and want 400-paar. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has also talked about reservation. They cannot take away what is written in the Constitution, but not implementing them. They want to change the Constitution, because they want to appoint their own and RSS people there, who are not even qualified. That is why we say that the BJP is not implementing what is written in the Constitution. They do not even accept democracy, as they have toppled democratically-elected governments in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Goa. Where have they not done? They do not follow the democratic path and do not work as per the Constitution. That is why we call for saving the Constitution and democracy, as it will save everyone's fundamental rights, he noted. Kharge claimed the right to freedom of speech and expression is being curbed and saving the Constitution means saving the fundamental rights and freedom of speech and expression of all Indians. They are suppressing democracy and are opposing the Constitution, that is why this election is very significant - from children to the elderly and from print media to television and even social media users, he asserted. The Congress president also said that with elections underway, opposition leaders are being threatened and harassed and put behind bars, not allowing them to even campaign. There is no level playing field being maintained by the BJP, as opposition leaders are being threatened. These things are not good in a democracy and an authoritarian rule is being implemented, he claimed. Modi must beat whispers with his old Mystique

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:18 am

Paddy bonus from kharif, decides Telangana cabinet

HYDERABAD : The state Cabinet has decided to invite former AICC chairperson Sonia Gandhi as the chief guest for the 10th Telangana Formation Day celebrations on June 2. The decision was made during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Monday. The government will also felicitate prominent people who played a key role in the states formation. To conduct the celebrations, the Cabinet will seek permission from the Election Commission of India. Briefing the media on the decisions taken by the Cabinet, Ministers Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy, D Sridhar Babu and Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said that the government will pay Rs 500 per quintal as bonus for superfine variety of paddy from the coming kharif season, fulfilling a promise made by the Congress during the Assembly elections. The decision is aimed at encouraging farmers to cultivate superfine paddy for distribution through ration shops and supply superfine rice for hostels and the midday meals scheme. Pointing out that the Civil Supplies department has procured 36 lakh metric tonnes of paddy, Srinivasa Reddy said that payments are being deposited in farmers bank accounts within three days. Despite recent unseasonal rains, the government has decided to procure soaked paddy at MSP and district collectors have been instructed accordingly, the minister said. With the kharif season approaching, the government plans to curb the menace of spurious seeds and fertilisers by taking strict action against those involved in their manufacture and sale. Farmers are being advised to purchase only company-manufactured seeds and retain the receipts until the season ends, Srinivasa Reddy said. The Cabinet also approved the release of Rs 600 crore for the modernisation of schools through Amma Adarsha Committees. With schools set to reopen on June 12, an advance of Rs 160 crore has already been released, he said. A Cabinet sub-committee, chaired by Minister D Sridhar Babu, will oversee the implementation of these measures, he said. The Cabinet also discussed the interim report by the National Dam Safety Authority (NDSA) regarding the Medigadda, Sundilla and Annaram barrages. The NDSAs report recommended opening the gates for free water flow, avoiding water storage in the barrages, and conducting geo-physical and geo-technical tests. Each KLIS barrage to be tested by two companies The Cabinet decided to proceed with testing by two companies, both government bodies, for each dam and to implement their recommendations. As the monsoon approaches, the Cabinet will explore the feasibility of temporary water lifting arrangements, such as gabion boxes or rock fill dams, with minimal expenditure. Officials have been instructed to prioritise the interests of farmers, the minister said. Sridhar Babu reiterated the governments focus on agriculture and education, along with fulfilling election promises. He pointed out that district collectors have assessed crop damage due to unseasonal rains. He recalled that the chief minister and agriculture minister have already assured compensation. Sridhar Babu accused the previous BRS government of neglecting the education sector and said that the Congress regime was committed to imparting quality education and improved infrastructure. Minister Venkat Reddy reiterated the governments commitment to waiving farm loans by August 15 and said that officials and ministers have been asked to regularly visit paddy procurement centres.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:18 am

Telangana: Fish prasadam to be administered at exhibition grounds in Nampally from June 89

HYDERABAD: The annual free Fish Prasadam will be administered to Asthma patients and people with other respiratory ailments at the Exhibition Grounds, Nampally, at 11 am on June 8 and 9. Asthma patients from various parts of the country come to Hyderabad to receive the fish prasadam. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Bathinis family members B Amarnath Goud, B Gowri Shankar Goud, B Shiv Shankar Goud, B Santosh Goud and others said that this year Fish Prasadam will be administered on Mrigasira Karti day. Bathini family members will insert a yellow herbal paste into the mouth of a live fingerling. This live fish is then slipped into the throat of a patient. For vegetarian patients, they would prepare a separate medicine with jaggery. After taking the prasadam, separate prasadam made of a paste is made into pills should be taken on the following occasions for 45 days Arudra (June 23), Punarvasu (July 8) and Pushyami (July 23). Patients are supposed to follow a strict diet prescribed by the Bathini family. The patients who want to get rid of asthma and respiratory ailments completely, have to take the fish prasadam continuously for four years, they said. The Bathini family is going to meet Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy in a day or two to extend support for the smooth conduct of the event. They said that they are in coordination with the authorities of various government departments such as GHMC, HMWSSB, TSRTC, R&B, TGSPDCL, Fisheries and Police department to make arrangements for the successful administration of fish prasadam, they added. The prasadam has been administered free of cost for the last 178 years.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:14 am

New primary cell culture facility opened in Osmania University

HYDERABAD : A Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) - Builder Primary Cell culture facility was inaugurated at the department of genetics in the Osmania University on Monday. The facility is sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The DBY has also sanctioned Rs 8.03 crore for the DBT-BUILDER Programme - Interdisciplinary Life Science Programme for Advanced Research and Education project for a period of five years. The equipment procured under the DBT-BUILDER programme includes Digital PCR, CD Spectrometer, Ultra Centrifuges, Cryostat, high-end servers and workstations, Discovery Studio software, CLC Genomics software, Fluorescent Microscope, CO2 Incubator, and more. The project also focuses on developing sophisticated common facilities, renovating the Genomics Lab, upgrading the animal house with IVC, enhancing old teaching labs, upgrading the Bioinformatics lab with high-end workstations, renovating the glasshouse, and improving tissue culture facilities and the animal house. The main objectives of the project are to facilitate interdisciplinary research in emerging areas of Biological Sciences such as genomics, nanobiology, and therapeutics, along with the training of faculty, college teachers, research scholars, and technical assistants in these areas. Seven project staff have been recruited for this project: Two Project Associate-II, three Project Associate-I, and two Project Assistants. Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University, Prof. D. Ravinder, along with the Prof. P. Laxminarayana, Registrar, OU, and Prof. B. Reddya Naik, OSD to the V.C, OU, inaugurated the facility.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:56 am

Chudidar Gang strikes at locked SR Nagar house

HYDERABAD : A new group of criminals, dubbed the Chudidar Gang, has been creating panic in Hyderabad, quite like the infamous Chaddi Gang. Members of this gang, clad in traditional attire, recently broke into the home of Venkateshwar Rao at Akriti Arcade Apartments in JEC Colony, under SR Nagar police station limits. CCTV footage shows the gang members, dressed in chudidars and wearing gloves, stealing 40 gm gold, Rs 1 lakh in cash and a laptop. The owners were visiting their native village in AP when the gang struck and discovered the theft upon return. They filed a complaint with the SR Nagar police who scoured the CCTV footage. The police said that was the first recorded incident in the area involving criminals dressed as women in chudidars. The police believe that the gang members are male, based on their walking style and their shoes. We are trying to determine if there have been similar offences with the same modus operandi in other jurisdictions, a police officer said. The attire and method used by the burglars suggest a level of planning and familiarity with criminal tactics, he said. Police are exploring whether this incident was isolated or part of a larger series of crimes by the Chudidar Gang. They are also examining links to any past activities of the Chaddi Gang, known for their burglaries while wearing undergarments to avoid easy identification.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:54 am

Medaram temple to close on May 29, 30

MULUGU : The president of the Sammakka-Saralamma Pujarula Sangam, Siddaboina Jagga Rao, announced that the Medaram temple will be closed on May 29 and 30 as a protest against the state government over a land dispute. Jagga Rao said that in 1993, the state government had allocated 1,000 square yards of land in Hanamkonda for the establishment of a building for the Medaram temple management, including the priests. However, the previous BRS government, using funds from the Medaram temple, Sri Bhadrakali Devasthanam in Warangal and Sri Sitaramligeshwara Temple in Madikonda, Warangal, built a dharmika bhavan at the site in Hanamkonda. This building was then allocated for use to the managements of the respective temples. The organisations president alleges that, now, the Bhadrakali temple management are allegedly trying to take over the dharmika bhavan entirely for their needs. Jagga Rao said that a representation was submitted to Panchayat Raj Minister Danasari Anasuya and Endowment department officials, but there has been no response. He appealed to the state government to hand over the building to the Medaram temple management, and said that they are ready to pay the entire amount that was required to construct the bhavan. He announced that the members of the Sammakka-Saralamma Pujarula Sangam will soon protest in front of Dharmika Bhavan in Hanamkonda.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:52 am

Telangana state Engineering Common Entrance Test results out, pass percentage at 95.86

HYDERBAD : The TS Engineering Common Entrance Test (ECET) examination results were declared by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education on Monday. A total of 24,272 candidates 16,293 boys and 7,979 girls had registered for the 2024 ECET exam for lateral entry into engineering courses. Out of this, 23,330 candidates appeared for the exam with an overall attendance of 96.12%. The total pass percentage for all the 11 branches was 95.86, with BSc (Mathematics) recording 100%, while Pharmacy was at 98.48%, followed by computer science & engineering (CSE) at 98.21%. The examination was conducted for the 11 streams: BSc (Mathematics), chemical engineering, civil engineering, CSE, electrical and electronics engineering (EEE), electronics and communication engineering (ECE), electronics and instrumentation engineering (EIE), mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, mining engineering and pharmacy. Students from Andhra Pradesh grabbed the first rank in three streams of mechanical, chemical and metallurgical engineering, while the rest of the nine streams were topped by the Telangana candidates. Category wise, SC and ST candidates secured 100% pass percentage in the examination. In pharmacy, M Sathwika from Mahbubnagar, secured the top position with a score of 111. For mining engineering, Routhu Sai Krishna from Kumurambheem Asifabad, emerged as the topper with a score of 121. In metallurgical engineering, Alavelli Khyateeswar from Visakhapatnam, achieved the highest score of 107. In mechanical engineering, Killi Sriram from Visakhapatnam, stood out with a score of 161. Reddimalla Yamuna from Khammam, topped in EIE with a score of 90. In EEE, Aluvala Ganesh from Jagtial, secured the top spot with a score of 140. Medisetty Navyasri from Karimnagar, excelled in electronics and communication engineering (ECE) with a score of 146. In CSE, Panchadara Sai Asrit from Medchal, achieved the highest score of 170. Gedollu Sudhakar Reddy also from Medchal, topped in civil engineering with a score of 166. Banka Manohar from Visakhapatnam, led in chemical engineering with a score of 140. In BSc (Mathematics), Yadagiri Mondaiah from Peddapalli, Telangana, secured the top position with a score of 96.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:50 am

Telangana to see rains till May 26

HYDERABAD : Several parts of Hyderabad experienced moderate rainfall late on Monday afternoon. Temperature rises, light rains in parts of Telangana The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said light rains and thunderstorms with surface winds of 40 kmph were experienced in the Hyderabad, Jogulamba Gadwal, Khammam, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Nalgonda, Suryapet and Wanaparthy districts. Moderate rains and thunderstorms with gusty winds of around 60 kmph were recorded in the districts of Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Narayanpet, Rangareddy, Sangareddy and Vikarabad. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), the highest rainfall in the state was recorded in Rangareddy district at 52.3 mm, whereas the city recorded the highest rainfall of 14.3 mm. City records 40Celsius Hyderabad also recorded 40Celsius in the Jubilee Hills area on Monday. The IMD said that a low-pressure area is likely to form over southwest Bay of Bengal around May 22 and is likely to concentrate into a depression over central Bay of Bengal around May 24. The state will continue to experience light to moderate rains or thunderstorms at isolated places till May 26 and a yellow warning has been issued for lightning and thunderstorms till May 22. The city will experience partly cloudy sky and the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 37Celsius and 25Celsius respectively, for the next 48 hours.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:48 am

Phone-tapping probe relocated to Jubilee Hills ACP office

HYDERABAD: The setup of the investigation into the phone-tapping case, originally registered by Punjagutta police, has been moved to the Jubilee Hills ACP office due to recent heavy rains affecting the cellar in Banjara Hills where the probe was being conducted. Jubilee Hills ACP P Venkatagiri clarified that while the setup has been moved, the case remains under the same jurisdiction and continues to be investigated by the same team. The shift was purely logistical, he said. The rains had caused many disruptions in the cellar. To ensure the continuity and integrity of the investigation, we decided to move all the evidence and materials to the ACP office in Jubilee Hills police station, the ACP added. Venkatagiri said that the transition to the new location will not hinder the progress of the investigation. All materials related to the case have been securely transferred, and operations have resumed without any loss of evidence or disruption to the investigative process, he added. CBI assistance sought With former SIB chief T Prabhakar Rao and private news channel owner Sravan Rao being named accused in the case, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Telangana has sought assistance from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to issue a Red Corner Notice against the suspects. Telangana phone-tapping case: CID seeks CBI help to issue Red Corner notice against 2 accused This comes after a city court issued non-bailable warrants against the duo while they claimed they were abroad for medical reasons. It can be recalled that Banjara Hills police station was the hub for the probe, and the police custody of four of the accused Praneeth Rao , Radha Kishan Rao , Tirupathanna and Bhujanga Rao took place at the same police station.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:45 am

BRS lacks a solid organisational structure to stave off challenges

HYDERABAD: The Bharat Rashtra Samithi, which lost power in the last Assembly elections, is now facing questions about its very existence and relevance. The party, which had ruled Telangana for nearly a decade from June 2014 to December 2023, is struggling to retain its support base which is dwindling. The major challenge for the BRS leadership is to maintain its flock, particularly ground-level leaders and senior members, who did not reap the benefits of power during the partys rule. The Lok Sabha elections are critical; failure to secure a reasonable number of seats may further jeopardise the partys future. The BRS, which emerged from the movement for a separate Telangana state in 2001, played a key role as an Opposition party in undivided Andhra Pradesh. Post-bifurcation, it went on to form the government for two successive terms and play a dominant role in Telangana politics. However, unlike the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the pink party did not focus on building a robust organisational structure, which is now a pressing need as it fights for survival. No decision-making body Sources said the BRS leadership is considering reorganising the party setup from the state-level to the grassroots level to rejuvenate the cadre. This reorganisation is being seen as an essential move to strengthen the party, which, unlike the well-structured TDP, lacks a strong political decision-making body like a politburo or a political affairs committee. The BRS faced numerous challenges in undivided Andhra Pradesh, including defections to the Congress and stiff resistance to its fight for statehood. However, after gaining power, the party leadership failed to build a strong organisational framework. Critics within the party setup demand a revamp of the district leadership and a more active engagement of original BRS members who have been sidelined. In contrast, the TDPs robust organisational structure has allowed it to sustain itself through various crises. Its experienced politburo and strong frontal organisations like the TNSF, Telugu Mahila and Rythu Sangam have been crucial to its resilience. BRS, on the other hand, has committees that are not as active. This is hampering its ability to launch campaigns and take up party activities effectively. BRS sources acknowledge the strength and strategic acumen of their leadership but admit that these strengths have not been effectively communicated to the grassroots level. They express concern that the grand old party could launch Operation Akarsh and even try to merge the BRS Legislature Party with its Congress counterpart. Such a move could demoralise the cadre and further destabilise the party. To allay these fears and counter these challenges, senior BRS leaders are calling for a comprehensive reorganisation of the party structure. They stress the need to engage original party members and younger leaders. They believe that focusing on building a strong organisational base and actively involving second-level and booth-level leaders is crucial for the partys survival and future success. The migration of leaders, particularly parachute candidates who joined the party close to the elections, is another major issue. These leaders are seen as having benefited disproportionately from the partys power, causing resentment among original members. This dynamic is believed to have contributed to the poor performance of the BRS in the 2023 Assembly polls. The expectation is that BRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao will prioritise reorganisation efforts and promote dedicated workers and young leaders to revitalise the party. If these steps are not taken, the BRS risks further erosion of its support base and diminished prospects in future elections.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:39 am

Telangana: Congress turns focus to nominated posts

HYDERABAD: With the end of Lok Sabha elections in the state, the ruling Congress is now turning its focus to the appointments of nominated posts , sparking a wave of internal lobbying among the contenders. Before the polls on May 13, the party had indicated plans to appoint about 37 leaders to various nominated positions. However, till now, the appointment orders are yet to be issued. Sources privy to the developments revealed that the government is preparing a second list of nominees, expected to include around 15 names. This list is anticipated to feature a number of leaders from the partys frontal organisations. The grand old party is reportedly planning to also prioritise leaders from Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Backward Classes (BC) communities for these appointments. Within the SC category, the Madiga community, which has felt left out in the recent past, is likely to receive significant representation as part of the partys strategy to address their grievances. The initial list of appointments includes several prominent leaders from the partys frontal organisations such as Youth Congress state president K Shivasena Reddy, SC cell chairman N Preetham, BC cell chairman N Srikanth, disability cell chairman M Veeraiah and fisheries cell chairman Mettu Saikumar. Despite these appointments, there is an ongoing expectation among the chairpersons of other affiliated bodies, such as Seva Dal, for similar recognition.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:37 am

77.81% attendance on day 1 of Telangana state TET exam

HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Teachers Eligibility Test (TS TET) commenced on Monday. The online computer-based test was conducted in 74 centres across 11 districts of the state. While 34,436 candidates were allotted across the two sessions, 26,796 candidates wrote the exam on Monday. The first day saw 77.81% attendance. The exams are scheduled to conclude on June 2. Burra Venkatesham, principal secretary to the Education department, visited a centre in Hyderabad and observed the conduct of the exam. Mounika, a first-time candidate from Suryapet district, had to travel to Hyderabad to write her exam. Like her, many candidates had to travel to other districts due to lack of centres in their districts. While server issues were there, they were brief and were resolved quickly, she told TNIE. Speaking to TNIE, Radha Reddy, director of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and convenor of TS TET, said, No issues were reported. Everything went on smoothly.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:29 am

Left to our fate, flights are expensive say students in Bishkek

HYDERABAD: While instances of violence have reduced in Kyrgyzstans Bishkek, Indian students on Sunday continued to allege that the Embassy has not been assisting them properly. In a video that went viral on social media, a student is seen questioning the Embassy if there are any evacuation plans. An official answers, As of now, there are no such plans. Student coordinators have been briefed. Regular flights are available. But when the student asks if they will be provided security to reach the airport, the official disconnects. After the student calls again, he replies, If you want to go to the airport, contact the contractor, get permission from the rector. He disconnects again. Telugu students in Bishkek safe: APNRTS Three days after the May 17 mob violence, students told TNIE that the situation has improved and that locals are not attacking people in mobs. While there is no mob violence now, we have been locked inside our rooms for over three days now. The last proper meal I had was on the night of May 17, a student said, adding, No food, no sleep, no connection with the outside world is making me feel depressed. I want to leave the country and reach home safely. The primary concern of the students now pertains to their travel back home. With the Embassy ruling out the possibility of evacuation, students are now trying to book regular flights. But the airfare has spiked sharply due to the high demand. We used to pay around Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 for a flight ticket. But now, the minimum cost seems to be around Rs 40,000, shared one of the students. Another student, who has roots in Telangana, said, Evacuation seems to be a secondary concern. We are ready to pay for our tickets. But we want the Embassy to help coordinate with other airlines and arrange for more flights so that the airfare is not expensive. Students speaking to TNIE said that as of now, Bishkek-based Aero Nomad is the only airline operating direct flights to India. However, tickets for the flights have been booked till May 30, they said. When TNIE contacted a contractor who is tasked with helping students return to India, he said, Aero Nomad is planning to add more flights in the coming days. He agreed that last-minute bookings have led to high fares. CM Revanth Redddy speaks to officials Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Monday asked top state officials about the situation in Bishkek. The government has contacted the Indian Ambassador in Bishkek, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, who said that all Indian students were safe and that the embassy helpline was fully operational to respond to any emergency. Some locals in #Kyrgyzstan have been violently targeting Indian students. A student reached out to me saying that they have not eaten for the last five days. @drsjaishankar , please take strong steps to protect our people there. Arrangements must be made for their return if the pic.twitter.com/8XdxjDE0Yu Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) May 20, 2024 Meanwhile, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi took to X to share that a student had reached out to him saying that they have not eaten for five days. Dr S Jaishankar, please take strong steps to protect our people there. Arrangements must be made for their return if the situation does not improve, his post read. Students worry about resumption of violence Early on Tuesday, Indian students in Bishkek called up TNIE and expressed fear over possible resumption of violence. They pointed to a video from neighbouring Kant that said there were people with pistols going around in cars. Another video from Bishkek that they shared indicated some disturbance and showed many police vehicles around 1 am Tuesday (Kyrgyzstan time) in a single lane. The videos could not be independently verified.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 9:26 am

Bengaluru rave party organiser based out of Hyderabad, find police

HYDERABAD: With the anti-narcotics wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB), Karnataka police, busting a rave party in the wee hours of Monday, the party organiser was identified as Vasu, who is based out of Hyderabad. Sources said that this might drive the Telangana police to increase surveillance of rave parties in and around the state. Meanwhile, Tollywood actors Srikanth and Hema slammed the rumours alleging they were among those detained in connection with the rave party. However, two TV serial actors are reported to be among the attendees. Bengaluru: CCB busts rave party, nabs five The sources said that five individuals were apprehended by the CCB, including Vasu, his associate and a drug peddler. However, the police are tight-lipped, disclosing only the number of arrests made under Section 286 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act without revealing the identities of the accused. The rave, titled Sunset to Sunrise Victory, at GR Farm House in Electronic City, Bengaluru, saw approximately 100 attendees, with about 70% hailing from the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. It started on Sunday evening and continued till early on Monday. Authorities found that 1520 luxury cars, including a Mercedes Benz, were parked on the premises. Meanwhile, one of the cars had an MLA pass allegedly registered to Konkani Govardhan from the Sarvepalli constituency of Andhra Pradesh. All detainees were subjected to medical examinations. Baseless rumours, say actors Photographs circulating on social media platforms suggest that actors Srikanth and Hema also attended the party. However, Hema released a video, stating that she was in a farmhouse in Hyderabad and termed the rumours baseless. However, it is believed that Bengaluru police have confirmed that the video was posted from the same farmhouse. However, Bengaluru cops are yet to make any comments over her involvement in the rave party. Srikanth also denied the allegations in a video, humorously pointing out the resemblance between him and one of the masked detainees. He emphasised that he and his family found the rumours laughable and unfounded. Meanwhile, the arrest of Vasu, who appears to not have a criminal record in Telangana, raises questions about his role in drug distribution and organising similar events. The Bengaluru police seized MDMA, cocaine and hydro ganja at the party. The Hyderabad police, under former Commissioner of Police (CP) CV Anand, had previously cracked down on numerous NDPS-related cases, driving peddlers to relocate to Goa and Bengaluru. The current CP, Kothakota Sreenivasa Reddy, has promised stringent action against drug peddlers and consumers. However, drug analysers which were ordered from Germany were hardly put to use, the last major bust in Hyderabad was the arrest of Nigerian peddler Stanley with psychotropic drugs worth Rs 8 crore.

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