Sakshi Khanna

  • Telangana: Farmers in distress as unseasonal rainfall damages paddy fields, mango orchards 22-04-2015 03:29 PM

    Nalgonda: Across Telangana, unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms have left many farmers in distress as they are grappling not just with with financial losses but also face a huge debt burden. Six acres of farmer Shakru Naik's paddy crop in the Nalgonda district was destroyed due to unseasonal rains. He has...
  • Minor boy accused of theft chained inside a police station in Andhra 21-04-2015 03:18 PM

    In a shocking incident of violation of human rights in the Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh, images have surfaced of a minor boy being chained inside a police station. The boy is accused of theft. ...
  • Four Telangana MLAs sent to Israel for exhibition, state says they are 'progressive farmers' 21-04-2015 12:45 PM

    Hyderabad: Even as farmers in Telangana are reeling from severe damage to standing crops due to unseasonal rainfall, the Telangana government has sent four MLAs to the 19th International Agriculture Exhibition - Agritech-2015 - in Tel Aviv, Israel. The event is being organised from April 27 to 30. Ironically, the...
  • FIR against STF personnel for murder, abduction in Chittoor encounter: Police tells Andhra HC 15-04-2015 02:22 PM

    Hyderabad: An FIR has been registered for murder and abduction against Special Task Force policemen for killing 20 alleged red sander smugglers on April 7 in Chhittoor district, police told the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday. The FIR was registered after a complaint was filed by one of the...
  • Andhra Police arrests 63 Tamil smugglers allegedly part of the 20-member group killed in Chittoor 13-04-2015 11:25 AM

    Nellore: Even as protests are growing over the killing of 20 alleged smugglers in Chittoor last week, Andhra Pradesh Police has arrested 63 Tamil smugglers allegedly belonging to the same group. The 63 woodcutters are natives of neighboring Tamil Nadu and were arrested in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh while...
  • Andhra HC not satisfied with DGP's reply on Chittoor encounter, asks him to reappear before it 10-04-2015 12:53 PM

    Amravathi: Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday said that it was not satisfied with the reply given by the state Director General of Police on the encounter in Chittoor district on April 7 in which alleged 20 red sandalwood smugglers were killed inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district....
  • Verdict on Satyam Computer scam out: Ramalinga Raju, 9 other convicts sent to 7 years in jail 09-04-2015 09:22 PM

    It's seven years in jail for the Satyam scamsters including the company's founder Ramalinga Raju. A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Hyderabad on Thursday gave verdict on India Inc's biggest scam comes after a six year trial. ...
  • Political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh over killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers 08-04-2015 08:45 PM

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • 5 suspected SIMI terrorists killed by Telangana Police after they try to flee, attack security personnel 07-04-2015 11:33 AM

    Hyderabad: Five suspected Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) terrorists have been killed in Telangana's Warangal while they were trying to escape from police custody. All the five terrorists were being taken to a court in Telangana's capital Hyderabad from Warangal when they attacked the police officials escorting them. According...
  • Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 red sandalwood smugglers in forests of Chittoor 07-04-2015 09:50 AM

    Chittoor: In a major operation the Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday claimed to have killed 20 red sandalwood smugglers in an encounter inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district of the state. Police officials said that a joint operation against the smugglers was launched with the help of forest...
  • India's newest state Telangana splurges on 21 Toyota Fortuner vehicles for its top officers 02-04-2015 12:55 PM

    Hyderabad: Telangana government is splurging money on luxuries for its bureaucrats. In its latest order, the government has sanctioned 21 SUVs for district and joint collectors. The government says SUVs will help in better working of the officials; however the opposition has slammed the government for making unnecessary expenditures. Not...
  • CCTV footage shows hotel owner being killed by 2 people in broad daylight 21-03-2015 03:23 PM

    In a shocking incident in Hyderabad, a hotel owner was killed as he did not serve tea to a customer on time. The assailant tried to assault an employee of the hotel when he couldn't serve him tea on time. The hotel owner tried to intervene and a fight broke...
  • Vehicle of Telangana CM's convoy hit a 12-year-old boy, allege locals 16-03-2015 01:46 PM

    Nagole: Locals have alleged that one of the vehicles of Telangana Chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's convoy hit a 12 year old boy on Sunday. The boy suffered injuries in the mishap. His condition is said to be stable. While there is no word from the CM's office on the...
  • Government sanctions Rs 100 crore to clean up and rejuvenate Hussain Sagar lake 10-03-2015 07:51 AM

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government's plans of cleaning Hussain Sagar lake by emptying it and subsequently re-filling it with fresh water, has left activists fuming. This ambitious project of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao aimed to restore the lake to its former glory, but the activists has claimed that the procedure...
  • Telangana CM to relocate Secretariat to Hospital site citing poor vaastu conditions 02-03-2015 01:47 PM

    Hyderabad: While Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's belief in vaastu is well known, he has found himself in the middle of a controversy after the Opposition accused him of wasting state funds over shifting the state Secretariat citing vaastu as a reason. The Telangana government has decided to build...
  • Swine flu outbreak in Hyderabad, 30 suspected cases reported on Tuesday 18-02-2015 02:01 PM

    Widening the swine flu scare, 3 new cases of the disease have been reported from Hyderabad on Tuesday. The government is hoping that the cases will go down in summer. ...
  • Tirupati: 184 CCTV cameras installed at major locoations to check theft, terror threats 01-02-2015 03:21 PM

    Local police authorites in Tirupati have launched a mission to secure the Temple Town. A hundred and eighty four CCTV cameras have been installed at major locoations to check theft and terror threats. ...
  • Government says swine flu situation is under control: Director at NIMS 30-01-2015 09:26 AM

    "The government says swine flu situation is under control. Awareness drives are being carried out at various places. Government concerned as swine flu virus spreading even to the interiors of Telangana. said doctor H Thacker," Director at Noida Institute of Management Studies. ...
  • Hyderabad Police rescues 200 child labourers, arrests local wrestler 24-01-2015 01:01 PM

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday rescued 200 child labourers in an early morning raid. The children are reportedly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and had been brought to Hyderabad to work as labourers in small scale units making bangles and slippers. They were reportedly under the custody of a local...
  • No to handshakes and hugs, only say 'Namaste' to prevent swine flu: Telangana government 24-01-2015 10:03 AM

    Telangana: With 11 swine flu deaths and 250 cases in January, Telangana is the worst hit state in the country. Alarmed with the situation, the Telangana government is putting effort in to control and treat swine flu cases in the state. To prevent the spread of the disease, the government...
  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana worst hit by the swine flu virus 21-01-2015 10:17 AM

    Hyderabad: Three more deaths due to swine flu have been reported in Hyderabad on Wednesday. This has taken the death toll in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to 10 this year. Both the states remain worst hit by the swine flu virus. 49 fresh cases of swine flu, the highest in...
  • Hyderabad: Police launch 'Operation Smile' to reunite runaway or kidnapped children, parent 19-01-2015 09:27 AM

    The Hyderabad police have launched a month-long campaign called 'Operation Smile' to help reunite runaway or kidnapped children with their parents. In its first week the team rescued 31 children out of which 12 have been reunited with their families. ...
  • Uber Cab rape survivor hires New York-based lawyer to sue the company in US 17-01-2015 08:40 AM

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: The Uber Cab rape survivor on Friday hired a New York-based lawyer to sue the company in the United States as it continues to provide its services in Hyderabad despite being banned. Attorney Douglas H Wigdor confirmed that he has been retained by the woman. "Having met extensively...
  • Hyderabad Police arrests engineer over suspected links with Islamic State 17-01-2015 08:11 AM

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old engineer over suspected links with the Islamic State. The engineer was arrested while attempting to fly to Dubai on Thursday. Police said Salman Moinuddin is a resident of Hyderabad's Asif Nagar and was planning to join his partner, a UK-national, and travel...
  • Swine flu scare across India, fresh cases reported in Delhi, Telangana 06-01-2015 02:11 PM

    New Delhi/ Hyderabad: Swine flu continues to spread its wings across the country with fresh cases being reported in Hyderabad. Six cases have also been reported from Telangana and one from Andhra Pradesh. Sixteen people have died from the virus in both the states. Meanwhile, four fresh cases have been...
  • Caught on camera: Firefighters drink, celebrate New Year on duty in Hyderabad 03-01-2015 01:34 PM

    Hyderabad: A shocking act caught on camera in which a group of firefighters in Hyderabad were caught drinking and celebrating while on duty. In the video, the firefighters are seen celebrating at the fire station on the night of New Year's eve. However, all the four firefighters have been suspended....
  • Government monitoring swine flu situation, arrangements in place: JP Nadda 02-01-2015 12:31 PM

    Hyderabad: Swine flu has claimed two more lives in Hyderabad in the last 24 hours. One of the deceased is a 29-year-old lady who was pregnant. This has become a big health concern for everyone. Over 80 cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in...
  • Journey of Professor Srivari Chandrashekar, winner of Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences 02-01-2015 09:49 AM

    Professor Srivari Chandrashekar's work to make healthcare more affordable has won him the Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences. Prof. Srivari Chandrasekhar synthesises scarce natural products to make molecules used to manufacture drugs. ...
  • Telangana: Encounter between Maoists, Greyhound forces in Khammam 29-12-2014 11:16 AM

    Hyderabad: The Maoists and greyhound commandos were on Monday engaged in an encounter near Satyanarayanapuram village under Cherala Mandal Khammam. The gunbattle started early on Monday morning. The Greyhounds encountered with 30-40 Maoists who were trying to burn the BSNL tower in Satyanarayanapuram village. Three weapons have been recovered from...
  • Hyderabad's 'kissing baba' arrested, referred to mental hospital 26-12-2014 04:04 PM

    Hyderabad: A fake godman who hugs and kisses devotees to "remove" their affliction and "solve" financial and domestic problems was arrested by Proddatur Police on Thursday. The bogus godman, popularly known as "kissing baba", has been "treating" people suffering from ill health with his hugs and kisses for the last...