OLD CITY

  • Hyderabad: Muslim groups seek end to 'economic blockade' November 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: The United Muslim Action Committee of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday sought the intervention of the state human rights commission (SHRC) to end what it called the "economic blockade" of the old city of Hyderabad. The action committee, comprising various Muslim groups including MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM), alleged that the Congress...
  • Hyderabad: Uneasy calm after row over temple November 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: An uneasy calm settled over the old city of Hyderabad on Monday, a day after leaders of the MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) protested and were subsequently arrested over a temple controversy. With tension still palpable in the usually busy areas around historic Charminar and in the interior areas, Road Transport...
  • 183 buildings in Old Hyderabad face demolition July 18, 2012

    Hyderabad: Besides the 400odd dilapidated buildings in the core areas of the twin cities, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has identified another 183 which might collapse at any moment. The Andhra Pradesh Lokayukta had in its order last month directed the civic body to see to it that action...
  • Hyderabad: Old City revels in Bonalu festivities July 16, 2012

    Hyderabad: The lanes and bylanes of Old City and several parts of Hyderabad wore a festive look on Sunday as the Bonalu festival was celebrated with great traditional devotion and gaiety amidst tight security. The localities reverberated with Mahankali songs and teen maar beats. As the day advanced, the decibel...
  • Tight security in Old City on Friday May 18, 2012

    HYDERABAD: In view of the fifth anniversary of the Mecca Masjid bomb blast on Friday, police have beefed up security in various parts of the old city Police said they were stepping up the security at the mosque, Charminar, other monuments, places of worship and other public places.Vehiclechecking and patrolling...
  • 4 held for Old City communal riots April 28, 2012

    HYDERABAD: Four persons, who were allegedly involved in temple desecration at Kurmaguda in Madannapet police station limits which triggered clashes between two communities recently, were arrested by the Special Investigation Team of the Central Crime Station on Friday.However, two key accused in the case are still absconding. The motive of...
  • Archaeologists unearth 2500yrold city in Orissa February 10, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Archaeologists have made interesting findings at an ancient city Sisupalgarh in Orissa, which is more than 2500 yrs old. They believe it is older and bigger than even Athens in Greece. Situated on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Sisupalgarh was once a thriving metropolis, with a population of over 25,000....