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  • Panel on new Andhra Pradesh capital to meet CM on Saturday 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: The expert committee constituted by the Centre to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh, will hold further round of talks with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday before finalising its recommendations. The five-member committee, headed by former Urban Development Secretary KC Sivaramakrishnan, had submitted its...
  • Flynas to operate Jeddah-Hyderabad flights from August 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Flynas, a low-cost airline from Saudi Arabia, has announced it will operate its first services to India beginning next month with two weekly flights each from Jeddah to Hyderabad and Jeddah to Kozhikode. The flights to Hyderabad will be operated Saturdays and Wednesdays starting Aug 16 and to Kozhikode (Calicut)...
  • Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour. Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later...
  • Chandrababu Naidu, KC Rao visit temple to mark Bonalu festival July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and several other leaders offered prayers at a famous temple in Secunderabad here on the occasion of Bonalu festival. The leaders visited the Sri Ujjaini Mahankali temple which is frequented by thousands of devotees during the festival. Rao...
  • IKEA eyes Hyderabad for first India store July 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is expected to open its first outlet in India at Hyderabad and Telangana government has promised to fast-track all necessary clearances as the new state seeks to attract investments. After a meeting with top IKEA executives, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was quoted as saying...
  • Director-writer Habib Faisal taught Deccani Urdu to Parineeti Chopra for 'Daawat-e-Ishq' July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The recently released trailer of Yash Raj Films' 'Daawat-e-Ishq' sees Parineeti Chopra and Anupam Kher speaking Deccani Urdu (Hyderabadi). The actress gives credit to director-writer Habib Faisal for helping them pick up the accent. "Habib sir knows Urdu well so half our job was done in the dialogues. Anupam sir...
  • Three Pakistani policemen killed in attack July 7, 2014

    Karachi: Three Pakistani policemen were killed on Sunday night after unidentified gunmen opened fire upon the vehicle they were travelling in at Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province. The three policemen were killed and their colleague was injured when they were on patrol duty on Sunday night in the suburbs of...
  • If I were the FM, I would increase the budget allocation of education July 5, 2014

    IN CNN-IBN's Budget of Hope series, the citizens of Hyderabad said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should increase the budget allocation of education to six per cent of GDP. ...
  • Five drown in reservoir during sight-seeing in Hyderabad June 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: A sight-seeing trip turned tragic for a group of five persons, including two girls, when they drowned in Dindi reservoir in neighbouring Nalgonda district of Telangana on Monday, police said. The victims, all relatives, had come down to Dindi to attend the 12th day death rituals of a relative...
  • Ramazan begins in Hyderabad June 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Muslim holy month of Ramazan began Monday with the devout observing the first 'roza' or fast. This followed the sighting of moon of Ramazan. Moon sighting committee comprising Islamic scholars announced sighting of the new moon on Sunday. Sirens blared from hundreds of mosques across the city early on Monday...
  • Two officials held for accepting bribe June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Two government officials were arrested for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 80,000 in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials said. A Subba Reddy, assistant geologist and K Murahali, Royalty Inspector at the office of Assistant Director (Mines and Geology) in Nellore were caught red-handed by ACB...
  • Mock counter-terrorism drill at Hyderabad airport June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Personnel from various agencies on Thursday carried out a mock counter-terrorism drill at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on Thursday morning. Security and operations teams of GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), RGIA police, CISF, State Fire Services and Disaster Management and other agencies took part in the...
  • Hyderabad: Juvenile attacker of DRDO official nabbed June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: A juvenile pickpocket who was on the run after attacking a senior DRDO official with a razor blade after he was caught while stealing a cellphone on Sunday has been apprehended, police said. "The 16-year-old offender who was absconding since yesterday's incident has been...
  • DRDO Assistant Director stabbed in Hyderabad June 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: An unknown assailant stabbed the Assistant Director of Defence Research and Development Organisation in the old city area of Hyderabad. The victim was rushed to Hyderabad's Osmania Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. More details awaited. ...
  • Manali tragedy: One more body of a student recovered, 16 still missing June 19, 2014

    Mandi: One more body of a student was recovered from Beas river on Wednesday eleven days after 25 persons, including 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college, were swept away in the river. The deceased has been identified as P Venkata Durga Tarun, Mandi SP, RS Negi said. Nine bodies have been...
  • Hyderabad: 2 Nigerians arrested for allegedly trying to sell cocaine June 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The city police arrested two alleged Nigerian cocaine peddlers today from the Maredpally area and seized 17 grams of cocaine from them, a senior police official said. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police N Koti Reddy of the Commissioner's Task Force (North Zone) said that sleuths apprehended the two Nigerian...
  • Manali tragedy: UAV fails to find missing students, hi-tech search today June 14, 2014

    Mandi (HP): An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was pressed into service to trace 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad but without any success and rescuers will now deploy for the first time a multibeam echsounder in Beas river whose level will be also lowered to minimum. "A special search operation will...
  • Manali tragedy: Special search operation involving military forces to begin tomorrow June 13, 2014

    Manali: Five days after a group of students and teachers from Hyderabad were washed away by the Beas river in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh administration has decided to strengthen the search operations. A special search operation would be launched on Saturday to look for the missing 17 students. The divers were...
  • Manali tragedy: Two more bodies recovered from Beas; 13 students still missing June 12, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of engineering students from Hyderabad were retrieved on Thursday from the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh as the search operations gained momentum with 15 Indian Navy divers helping out. The victims were identified as T Upendra and Gomoor Arvind Kumar by their parents, Superintendent of Police Mandi...
  • Manali tragedy: Families inconsolable as divers are yet to fish out bodies June 10, 2014

    With just five bodies retrieved so far, families are inconsolable. There are still many whose remains have not been found. Patience is running thin for family members. ...
  • Manali dam tragedy survivor says life can’t be the same for him June 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: Suharsha, a second year engineering student at VNR engineering college in Hyderabad, has survived the Manali dam mishap. A devastated Suharsha narrated his story saying he cannot come to terms with the tragic incident in which several of his friends went missing after Larji dam officials released water with...
  • Celebrations over, Telangana government gets down to business June 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: After more than six decades of struggle, Telangana is finally a separate state. Celebrations are now over and it's time for the new government to get down to business. All eyes are now on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his team as they set the wheels of development in...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Sixth body recovered, 18 students still missing June 11, 2014

    Manali: On day four of the rescue operations in the Manali dam tragedy, a sixth body, that of a boy, was recovered on Wednesday. But 18 students and one tour guide are still missing. All 25 of them were washed away in a river surge on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Himachal Pradesh...
  • Manali tragedy: Dam officials booked for culpable homicide, negligence June 11, 2014

    Manali: Days after 25 people were washed away in a river surge in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh police have registered a case against Larji Dam authorities for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and causing death due to negligence. Search operations in Manali have entered day 4 on Wednesday. However, chances...
  • Manali tragedy: FIR filed againt Larji Dam officials June 11, 2014

    Manali: The search operations in Manali entered day 4 on Wednesday with chances of finding any survivors fading. Officials say chances of finding any survivors are dim. Just five bodies have been recovered while 19 students and one tour guide are still missing. "We are continuing our search operations. We have...
  • Hyderabad students recall the horrific Manali tragedy June 10, 2014

    Recalling the horrific scenes from the Manali tragedy, a survivor said, "We were at the spot to take pictures. We noticed a rise in the water level and moved away. But by then those who were standing on stones and taking pictures got washed away. Including the faculty, 50 of...
  • Manali dam tragedy: 5 bodies recovered, HC asks HP government to file a report June 10, 2014

    Manali: Search operations resumed in Manali on Tuesday morning to look for the 19 missing engineering students who were washed away by water released from a dam on the River Beas. So far five bodies have been recovered and have reached Hyderabad while 21 people including one tour guide are...
  • Hyderabad: 1 dead, 5 injured while escaping from gas cylinder blast June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: At least one person was killed and five others injured after a group of panic-stricken persons fell off a temple wall while they were witnessing a gas cylinder explosion and the resultant fire at Nimboliadda area here tonight, police said. According to Kachiguda police, there was an explosion and the...
  • Chandrababu Naidu quells talks of shifting base, to work from Hyderabad June 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday announced he would run his administration from Hyderabad itself, putting at rest speculation that he would open a "camp office" either in Vijayawada or nearby to run the new state's affairs. "I am not going to leave Hyderabad and will run...
  • Seven killed in a building collapse in Hyderabad June 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Six women and a girl were killed while 25 others sustained injuries when the concrete roof of a building collapsed in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Tuesday, police said. The incident occurred at around 12:30 PM at Nawabpet village in Mylavaram mandal of the district when the roof of the...